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how do I give a frame with no style some style(18 posts)

how do I give a frame with no style some stylePack Meat
Jul 31, 2002 7:39 AM
or at least make it interesting. I got a Giant TCR for $250 and I'm building as a TT bike. I must admit it's fun building a bike that doesn't have to be on the cutting edge of the marketing/technology curve and a lot cheaper.

Two questions: The bike came with a Cinelli Alter stem, I can't find any Alter Pin Up Girl stickers, anybody know where I can get some?

Second question: Should I debadge the bike and maybe repaint the thing, now it's white and grey?

Troll question: I read that red is the fastest color is that right or is silver faster?
Get Mario to ride it...nmmr_spin
Jul 31, 2002 7:48 AM
Is that the best you can do? nmPack Meat
Jul 31, 2002 8:17 AM
nm
Hey, you're the one with no style, not me!...nmmr_spin
Jul 31, 2002 8:22 AM
Silver is fasterMe Dot Org
Jul 31, 2002 8:42 AM
As red approaches litespeed, or merlin, it generates heat, causing friction, causing the bike to slow. Silver is faster.
Just add one of these. . .js5280
Jul 31, 2002 8:51 AM
CONTINENTAL KIT {Fuzzy handlebar tape not included}
My god, how many spokes on that wheel? (nm)SantaCruz
Jul 31, 2002 3:40 PM
Red and silver? Slow as molasses.Ahimsa
Jul 31, 2002 9:02 AM
Everybody knows that black frames are fastest.

Black absorbs heat and transfers it to the surrounding air. Since warmer air is thinner, the bike can more easily pass through it with less resistance.

Best way to add style? Drill out all unecessary material from the frame and components. Especially around those heavy welds.

Cheers!

A.
Welds?ClydeTri
Jul 31, 2002 9:59 AM
Welds are heavy..cut them off completly and use superglue and duct tape...
re: how do I give a frame with no style some stylebrider
Jul 31, 2002 10:13 AM
I remember ads a while back for head-tube add-on faces. I think they were silicone, and you'd basically glue them on. 3-d screaming face on the head tube! If any one can find a link, please post it! They're hilarious.
Ask a priest about Altar Pinup Girls stickers.dzrider
Jul 31, 2002 11:00 AM
schrader valve adapters & skull valve covers (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 31, 2002 11:42 AM
re: how do I give a frame with no style some stylePEDDLEFOOT
Jul 31, 2002 12:05 PM
Everybody knows that yellow is the fastest color!!!
now this is style!!!DougSloan
Jul 31, 2002 12:11 PM
http://www.lowriderbike.com/archives/features/0102_features04.shtml
HOLY CRAP! (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 31, 2002 12:20 PM
this is what I'm talking aboutPack Meat
Jul 31, 2002 12:38 PM
I can't find these anywhere.
too distracting; you'll wreck and die! nmDougSloan
Jul 31, 2002 12:55 PM
Record, FSA cranks, ADA wheels, about $4-5K (nm)SantaCruz
Jul 31, 2002 3:42 PM