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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:52 am 
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cchris2lou wrote:
a lot of fixies we see at the moment are just a fashion statement , but it creates a new style of cycling .

BMX and MTB were critcised too when they first appeared .


Totally agree. Like most coloured ano CNC stuff had no other purpose than to look "nice"?

That bike ain't my cup of tea but then neither was purple ano.....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:57 am 
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Is that a pink chain????? Where do you get those? And do they come in orange as well??


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:55 pm 
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horrible :shock:


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Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should...

The only thing he didn't do was fit CX tyres on it.

Sorry, it just shouts pointless mongrel to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:22 pm 
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I completely agree: why mess with a nice old frame like that? You can see how much toeclip overlap there is from the picture, and I wonder how the very short headtube will hold up with the leverage exerted by that long stem and wide bars?

I think it's a real shame how classy old frames (esp steel racers with horizontal dropouts) have gone up in price so much, and how so many get butchered (brake/gear braze ons removed) by clueless hipsters.

The backlash starts here!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:48 pm 
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16simon wrote:
I think it's a real shame how classy old frames (esp steel racers with horizontal dropouts) have gone up in price so much, and how so many get butchered (brake/gear braze ons removed) by clueless hipsters.


quoted for truth :?


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