Look At My Ridiculous Bicycle

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Jezston, 17 May 2010.

  1. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    I think my boss said it best when he described my bicycle like a teenager buying a basic renault clio and then sticking a nasty cheap body kit and noisy exhaust on it.

    I realise now I should have bought a bike with drops to start with, but this one is still a lot of fun ;)

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  2. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Who ever took notice of what his boss said? It looks fine to me.
     
  3. Aaaaaaargh my eyes! My eyes!!!!
     
  4. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    I'd like to christen that bike - The Frankenbike.
     
  5. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    Actually if that's you in your profile pic then I think that it suits you. :biggrin:
     
  6. OP
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    Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    It's already been called 'Frankenstein's Bike' by someone so I'm afraid you were beaten to it!

    And yes, that is me in the photo :biggrin:
     
  7. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    Frankenbike sounds cooler.
     
  8. Trumpettom001

    Trumpettom001 Well-Known Member

    Apart from the tie-wraps sticking upwards in the photo.. looks cool to me!!
     
  9. GazK

    GazK Senior Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    your boss is right.

    Imagine still riding with the OEM seat post reflector fitted after all this time. you should be ashamed of yourself.

    :biggrin:
     
  10. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
  11. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    +1 for RB's suggestion. I kinda do that on my Boardman, but due to the hydraulic discs I have 90 degree banjo connectors from the brake leavers & wrap the hose like you would with the brake cable.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    The discs are only mechanical if that makes a difference.

    I consulted at the weekend with the LBS owner who facilitated my acts of whimsy about this and we looked at fitting bar end shifters or sti levers, but it would cost over £100 and I think that money would be better put towards my next bike.

    ... although I could get some second hand myself ...

    Please tell me more about these '90 degree banjo connectors', though.
     
  13. OP
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    Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Wait, these banjo connectors are the little metal tube shown next to the lever on the ebay item? Now those would help tidy up those errant cables...
     
  14. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Because bike hydraulics are intrinsically the same as car & motorbike brake hydraulics you can simply use automotive parts as supplied by Earl's Performance Products to make up your brake hoses if you know what you want. For a 90 degree banjo connector look at the second row on the right.
     
  15. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
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