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Old October 15th, 2014, 09:26 AM
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Old October 15th, 2014, 09:26 AM
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The monster is lame enough but those claw marks are hilarious.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 09:34 AM
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What a fail.

She was going for this:

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Old October 15th, 2014, 11:46 AM
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No fucking way.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 09:17 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-R...item1c47ad26df

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This a fully custom Campagnolo build. You will never find a road bike that is as beautiful as this!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by johnlee

I'm glad he doesn't have a girlfriend... otherwise he would sell her on ebay too...

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THIS ROADIE IS MY BABY, I DON'T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND I INSTEAD HAVE THIS BIKE THIS BUILD IS THE TRUE DEFINTION OF A LABOR OF LOVE... ABSOLUTE PURE JOY TO SPIN LONG DISTANCES!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 09:54 AM
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That bike sort of reminds me of that Testaroni with the polished engine and fake carbon tubes. The guy who put that bike together is pretty meticulous and he put a great deal of thought and energy into that bike. Look how the front wheel is 28 but the rear is 32. And the guy even alternated the nipple colors. And he carefully matched the housings with the kustum vinyl-cut Campy decals that he had made.

His problem I think was that he was going to build the ULTIMATE bike. He was going for the uber FUSION build, and at the same time it was going to defy categorization. It was going to be a classic, hence the Campagnolo Record bits. There isn't a single Shimano or SRAM piece on that machine. He was also Mr. Olde Skool with the Brooks saddle and bar tape. Nothing synthetic here. No way. The bike was going to be comfy for his century pretend races, hence the Softride seatpost. It was going to be stylish and have some POP with the white tires. I think he wanted the mix to be synergistic and dazzle anyone who dared to look at the bike. Hearts would break, drool would pour from mouths, and eyes would ache when he rode this thing.

Like most kustum builds, it was too ambitious. If homeboy bought that Softride frame and just put on some beater Shimano 105 stuff and some beater/bomber wheels, it would be a perfectly good bike.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:19 AM
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Old October 17th, 2014, 09:12 AM
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Old October 18th, 2014, 01:02 PM
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I'm going to say, "No. This is not pure."
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Old Yesterday, 04:10 PM
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More pretend racing from Land Rover:


I love how the crate is marked TOP SECRET. Like that Range Rover SVR-R is some top secret hush hush stuff. It's only going to be displayed to the public. It's only going to be sold to the public.

Do people really think this is clever? It's lame as hell.

Specialized does the same thing with its pretend Skunk Works:



This top secret stealth fighter bike is sold to the public. It's not a secret. It wasn't made in secrecy in Burbank. It was made in Taiwan. But somehow people love to fool themselves into thinking they're speshul and they're somehow getting some top secret eyes only prototype James Bond 007 machine when they buy one of these lame bikes.
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Old Yesterday, 04:23 PM
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I feel sorry for the pros who are sponsored by specialized. That's probably the ugliest road bike on the market.

Close second is the Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2... what kind of name is that! Think twice before you buy this bike?

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Old Today, 09:29 AM
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Old Today, 09:44 AM
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Alloy wheels. Kustum paint. Monster paint colors. Xena Warrior Princess fantasy heroine.

Is that some guy's dream 250 GTO build? I don't get it. Like this isn't special enough and needs to be more MARVELous?:



God forbid that guy ever makes a billion dollars in the comic book pretend fantasy world and lands himself a real 250 GTO. He would MARVELize it.
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Old Today, 10:06 AM
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Yo dawg check out my kunvertible Veyron Grand Sport with active aero wing and speshul paint job and big pimpin rims it really makes a splash when revving it while driving through the streets and I'm so rich that I can ship the car to various cities to suit the social calendar:


Sorry, pal, but no matter how rich or cool you think you are, there's someone richer and cooler and than you. You're easily one-upped by this:

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