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Selling one of my bikes (1000firm)(18 posts)

Selling one of my bikes (1000firm)PODIUMBOOB_DOT_CA
Feb 28, 2003 9:40 AM
Top notch, almost mint condition. State of the art, some would say (my coaches).

Some of the pics may suggest slight damage from when my pet ferret scratched at the paint near the left chainstay. This damage is very slight, as my ferret's toenails were freshly filed the day before the incident.

Most likely, the pics exaggerate this scratch, because my Mom's camera lens is a bit out of focus, and the lighting in Canada this time of year is real bad.
pics of the bikePODIUMBOOB_DOT_CA
Feb 28, 2003 9:40 AM
Responses to flamesPODIUMBOOB_DOT_CA
Feb 28, 2003 9:47 AM
Some have just emailed me, saying that they think that more damage was done than just the ferret's nails.

I am sorry for lying, but I didn't lie. It was really a Guinea pig, which had much more mass than a ferret.

Again, I don't really feel I lied. I have accomplished much in my carreer.
ill give ya $1 for the water bottle... (nm)YoungRcR
Feb 28, 2003 10:04 AM
cruel and unnecessary, but funny. nmDougSloan
Feb 28, 2003 1:32 PM
Is this one of those S&S coupled bikes?? (nm)Frank121
Feb 28, 2003 6:51 PM
more picsPODIUMBOOB_DOT_CA
Feb 28, 2003 9:41 AM
even though i think this is funny...collinsc
Feb 28, 2003 9:45 AM
you're not really helping our problem go away
even though i think this is funny...rogue_CT1
Feb 28, 2003 10:05 AM
Laughed my ass off. Wow, those jumping workouts must have built up a tremendous amount of power to your sprint.
even though i think this is funny...rwbadley
Feb 28, 2003 12:29 PM
Nick may be a 'problem' to somebody. His Mother would know I'm sure. But he certainly isn't 'our' problem.

Nick, you're alright man. Just keep doing what you been doing, if it works for ya'. I certainly have been entertained, especially by the fodder you supply for this type of thread... hee hee.

RW
Yes, funny.MR_GRUMPY
Feb 28, 2003 10:02 AM
Even BOUND would laugh at this one.
Sure that wasn't a pet gerbil? (NM)pmf1
Feb 28, 2003 11:00 AM
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Sold!The Human G-Nome
Feb 28, 2003 11:39 AM
admit it BOOB... you're glad the guy exists because you enjoy making fun of him. ditto lots of other people that continue to reply and/or flame all of his posts. if something just bored you, you would ignore it. somehow, people continue to be intrigued by this guy. no harm done, just stating facts.

p.s. it was funny.
You didn't say what size that frame is.Kristin
Feb 28, 2003 11:51 AM
How will I ever know if it will be the right size for me? I think I'll buy it no matter what because you rode it and because its the coolest bike I've ever seen. You must have been very brave fighting off that guinea pig...they can be very dangerous you know. Let me know your home address and phone number. I'll come pick it up. Perhaps you can give me swallowing lessons while I'm there.
Swallowing lessons?!look271
Feb 28, 2003 1:08 PM
Oh, never mind.....
RIGHT?!? Calamity Jane, your slip is showing! ;-)) nmRhodyRider
Feb 28, 2003 1:55 PM
wheelsDougSloan
Feb 28, 2003 1:35 PM
I get it now. There must be some connection between Kristin's inuendo and the wheel brand labels... discreet, but sort of "in-your-face" at the same time.

Doug
reason why frame shatteredbrian n
Mar 1, 2003 2:12 AM
i did a failure analysis on one of these specialized M2 frames that shattered much like that. turns out specialized welded metal matrix tubes (aluminum wth lots of ceramic particles) with regular aluminum alloy filler metal, creating a very shap boundary between metal matrix and standard aluminum alloy. add to this the effect that weld material is much weaker than wrought alloy anyways, and you have a problem. when you looked at the failure cracks metallographically, you could see that all the cracks followed the ceramic particles next to the weld, zipping along the interface of the metal/particle. instead of a bike that should bend on impact, the frame shatters into 5 pieces.

-brian