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#1 2013-01-09 7:29pm

Norco Lou
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Your most hated parts/accesories

What parts or brand of parts or accesories do you hate, can't stand the looks of and would never spend a penny on?

For me i've lately grown to hate Landing gear forks and Lester mags.
They're two of the ugliest bike parts i've ever seen and wouldn't even accept them if they were given to me for free.

Sorry but I had to get this off my chest

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#2 2013-01-09 8:11pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Lester mags (or any mags on my personal bikes)
V bars
blackwall tires on old school bikes
laidback seat posts with the brace

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#3 2013-01-09 8:14pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Innertube's with hole's in em.......tongue


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#4 2013-01-09 8:16pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

v bars for sure
bolt on standing platforms

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#5 2013-01-09 8:38pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

I dont necessarily hate the part...but I do hate it when I dont have any/enough and can not finish a build

headset spacers...never f'n fails...


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#6 2013-01-09 8:43pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

dont necessarily hate any parts but i do hate when the bars are pushed beyond a ridable degree

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#7 2013-01-09 8:55pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

2quadse6 wrote:

dont necessarily hate any parts but i do hate when the bars are pushed beyond a ridable degree

Yep!^^

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#8 2013-01-09 9:04pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Dishonest companies that take advantage of consumers.


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#9 2013-01-09 9:08pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Chainguards.... lol


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#10 2013-01-10 3:38am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

I hate those guys that tell you what's wrong with your build, usually those guys that build survivors.
Sorry but I will refinish whatever I want.  big_smile


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#11 2013-01-10 3:43am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Definitely composite mag wheels. Original magnesium wheels are slick but the plastic ones make me throw up in my mouth.
I would agree landing gear forks are one of the ugliest pieces created but a lot of people ride them to this day so they probably work well.

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#12 2013-01-10 4:28am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

I cant stand chicago style big_smile   Mags, any type Skyway, Peregrine, lesters , hutch, GT..doesnt matter I cant stand any of them

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#13 2013-01-10 4:31am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Reflectors.  Parts that are a color of the rainbow.   Solid colored chains.   Tires larger than 20x2.125 for the front, or larger than 20x1.95 for the rear.   Pedals that are cages.   Clipless pedals.   Linear cables, for brakes.   Carbonfiber/graphite anything.  Aluminum forks.  Aluminum cranks.   Plastic bar ends.  Latex tubes.   Halflink chains. 

all equally hated.


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#14 2013-01-10 4:32am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

kickstands big_smile


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#15 2013-01-10 5:09am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Star shaped chain tensioners and white tires. Plenty more, but those are my top two.


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#16 2013-01-10 5:13am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Any layback seat post and mag wheels.


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#17 2013-01-10 5:15am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

What's wrong with linear cables? They feel so much better than the flexy coiled cable housing.

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#18 2013-01-10 11:41am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

chillywilly263 wrote:

What's wrong with linear cables? They feel so much better than the flexy coiled cable housing.

+100000000

After using linear cables,I will never use a standard flexy coiled cable again,night and day difference.


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#19 2013-01-10 11:48am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

The most hated parts on my bikes are the tires, grips, seat, frame and fork, hubs and wheels. Everything else I can get away pedaling with. tongue

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#20 2013-01-10 11:49am

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

I do not realy hate any parts but the  looks of Vector Freestyle frames do kinda make me want to barf!!


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#21 2013-01-10 12:21pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Really can't stand the looks of Vector bars


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#22 2013-01-10 12:27pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

ODI bottom bracket condoms.

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#23 2013-01-10 12:36pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Mags.


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#24 2013-01-10 12:37pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Anything that bites my knees and leaves a gaping wound or swollen mass.  Damn I hate that.

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#25 2013-01-10 12:59pm

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Re: Your most hated parts/accesories

Any sort of Walmart-style jumbo aluminum frame.  I'll stick with butted chromoly.


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