I pulled up at the local garage this morning to fill up, fuel not food, and this guy pulls up with a nice shiny bike mounted on the roof.
As he's next to me I say politely while looking at the bike," Nice bike, just admiring it. It's a Scalpel isn't it?". At which point he turned to me and said rather abruptly," No it's custom made!!!!!!". Then jumped in his car and drove off.
Even though it had been de-stickered and some Red-Bull ones were put on crudely, I KNEW it was a Scalpel because of the top-tube and shock mounting and not a 'custom-made' jobby.
Technically, every bike on this site is custom made, as most of us have built our own from parts which we've collected. And I'm sure if someone asks us about our pieces of art we'd be more polite than that butt-muncher.
What a COCK
Apologies for the rant btw