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best worst bike pic?(7 posts)

best worst bike pic?andy02
Jul 2, 2003 9:26 AM
I ride a mangusta to work because no one will usally miss with it when other more pricey bikes are around and it doesn't matter what kind of abuse I dish out to it. Do you have a crappy bike for riding to work? A single speed and fixy what? I have thought about getting an old beach cruser and putting a set of drops and a road saddle on it? do you have pics?
Can you put drop bars on a cruiser?Kristin
Jul 2, 2003 9:37 AM
Is the cabling compatable to do that?
I will figure something outandy02
Jul 2, 2003 9:44 AM
It doesn't should be pretty--a real hybrid of sorts
It might be prettier than you think.Humma Hah
Jul 2, 2003 9:49 AM
A cantilever cruiser (one of those curvy-tubed copies of the classic Schwinn) looks pretty good with drop bars and a tall seat.

If you want to ugly-up any beater so nobody will touch it, paint it with the nastiest color of latex house paint you can find. Use an old brush with stiff bristles. If you ever want to remove the house paint, it comes off easily, but it is guaranteed to look horrid while on the bike.
Yes ...Humma Hah
Jul 2, 2003 9:46 AM
... I've seen a pic or two on the 'net, although I can't seem to find one now. I thought I'd seen one on a site like Classic Rendesvous. I believe this is fairly popular in New York City, done with the same cantilever frame I ride.

I wouldn't try it with a vintage Schwinn, thinking nobody would mess with it, tho'. They'd likely take it first.
The lovely cammo-commuter will be back on the auction block soonKristin
Jul 2, 2003 9:56 AM
re: best worst bike pic?off roadie
Jul 3, 2003 8:33 AM
I don't have a picture, but the bike I often ride to work looks pretty nasty to most folks.

Its an old GT "triple triangle" MTB frame converted into a singlespeed (vertical dropouts, ring / cog combo allows no tensioner). The paintjob is the late '80s "red lava" insanity- think fluresent orange spatered with black and white. Its got a blue rigid threadless fork from a Breezer, red anno rims, and a gold anno handlebar.

Its probably just to old and wierd looking to attract a thief. Even other singlespeed riders often sneer at this thing.

However, I keep it locked up in a bike locker, beacues its actually a "chi-chi-sleeper". One half-smart jerk with a 5mm allen key could ruin my day. Anybody who gets a close look can see that the front hub is a 28 spoke XTR, the back is a Surly 1x1, The rims are Sun 0 degree XC / Velocity Deep V, the bars are Answer Protaper, and its got a Magura HS33 brake up front.

The parts on this bike literally cost more than my entire road bike. And while the frame may be old, its double butted full chro-mo, not bad in its day.