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What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

#1 2012-05-09 7:52pm

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What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Is there a certain part that someone has on their build that just ruins it for you?
It could be a real nice build, but with that certain part it makes your blood boil, and you are like mad WTF man, why did you put THAT on there??

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#2 2012-05-09 7:54pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Any porkchop parts and solid colored chains.


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#3 2012-05-09 7:57pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

the handlebars all Chicago'd out. roll  or the front of the seat pointing down too low.


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#4 2012-05-09 7:58pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

pegs on race frames.


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#5 2012-05-09 8:06pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

This thread should be entertaining...

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#6 2012-05-09 8:08pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

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the handlebars all Chicago'd out. roll  or the front of the seat pointing down too low.

Or the opposite, where the handlebars are bent so far back you can steer with your knees.  Cant stand gyros on race bikes either.


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#7 2012-05-09 8:09pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Race bikes with laid-back posts.. and worse laid-backs with the brace.


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#8 2012-05-09 8:12pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Freestyle bikes with knobby tires...


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#9 2012-05-09 8:13pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Powder coating it`s a great way to frank up a bike


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#10 2012-05-09 8:15pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

inkedup wrote:

Freestyle bikes with knobby tires...

Ahhhh, so THAT'S why I haven't had much Faves with my MCS Styler......lol tongue

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#11 2012-05-09 8:18pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

backward seat gutz
cant stand droopy chains either....hell....dont put a chain on it all.  It will still look cooler than a droopy chain.

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#12 2012-05-09 8:22pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

1 Piece cranks! Can't stand them.


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#13 2012-05-09 8:25pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

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1 Piece cranks! Can't stand them.

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Man, that is the definition of Old School right there, OPCs.

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#14 2012-05-09 8:25pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

inkedup wrote:

Freestyle bikes with knobby tires...

+10

The pegs on race bikes, I can tell you that in the late 80s/early 90s my friends and I would do this. None of us raced, we all rode dirt and street, though. This was when street meant a bank to wall ride or peg grinds along a bench. The frames were generally as strong as freestyle bikes, obviously lighter weight and the pegs actually served a purpose. So, a survivor that shows grind damage on the pegs or chainstays I have no problem with the new owner leaving it as it sits. A Californian built with Skyway pegs because Cru Jones did it... ehh, that's okay if it's your thing, I guess....

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#15 2012-05-09 8:27pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Who in the heck would put a Gyro on a race bike anyway?

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#16 2012-05-09 8:27pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Seats that look more like couches.


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#17 2012-05-09 8:28pm

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suicidepan wrote:

Powder coating it`s a great way to frank up a bike

i would agree with that to.  it hides the craftmanship of the welds.  especially these ol'skool bikes that were hand welded up..


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#18 2012-05-09 8:28pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

porkchop parts

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#19 2012-05-09 8:28pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

so, I am from chicago and never heard that term "chicago'ed out".  is that when the bars are too far forward?  I push mine forward just so they don't hit the front tire.  is that too far? do I qualify?  big_smile


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#20 2012-05-09 8:29pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

What kills it for me is when I see a great bike and every part is tight until my eyes get to the pedals...and the dude cheaped out on the pedals with some VP or other modern/cheap thing.


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#21 2012-05-09 8:30pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Replacing worn survivor decals with repop ones! mad

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#22 2012-05-09 8:32pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

TrulyOdD wrote:

the handlebars all Chicago'd out. roll

^this ^

also rear brake cables to short to turn

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#23 2012-05-09 8:34pm

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Victor pedals and double pinch flights


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#24 2012-05-09 8:37pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Anything that says "Hi Caliber" on it. I'm not a Hutch hater, but those parts were a half step up from department store junk.


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#25 2012-05-09 8:41pm

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Re: What part makes you cringe when someone has it on their nice build?

Redline "V" bars. Never liked those. I agree with the backward seat guts post, it looks unbalanced. Not a big fan of the droopy, pointed down seat angle either. Don't get me started on the extremely forward pushed handlebars. Did someone already refer to those as Chicago Style?

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