tidy bike vs bolt on goody bike

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by textpest uk, 18 Apr 2010.

  1. textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    if this were your bike would you spoil the look of it by bolting on speedos,lights ,bottle cages,ect
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  2. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
    Manchester-Ish
    Yes ;)
     
  3. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    so why pay all that money for a bike that looks nice only to bolt crap all over it not to mention the weight gain ;)
     
  4. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    It needs mud guards ;)
     
  5. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I think that a pannier frame would set it off. ;)
     
  6. It's a mountain bike not a work of art. A tool. Ride it, crash it, get it covered in filth and wear it out. It's not about the bike, it's about the doing. If that means covering it in accessories then so be it.
     
  7. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    Location:
    Watford
    Nope. I'd stick all that stuff on the hack bike.

    If I needed lights (for fun offroading in the dark for example) I'd use some Dinottes or something similar that could be attached easily without needing a bracket.

    Nice, did you get it from Cyclopedia?
     
  8. Klaus

    Klaus Senior Member

    Location:
    High Wycombe
    It's got the fixing holes for the bottle cage though.....
     
  9. Norm

    Norm Guest

    It needs mud. :laugh:

    TBH, if you want something to put on the mantle piece, get the tennis girl poster. If you bought a bike, set it up for however you want to ride it. If you will never ride it at night, don't bother with lights. If you never ride more than half a dozen miles, don't bother with bottle cages.

    It's not a lifestyle statement, it's a bike. :blush:
     
  10. GazK

    GazK Senior Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    +1 on that. Or to put it another way: AOL!
     
  11. Those things are so bloody ugly anyway it doesn't make much difference what you bolt on to them. But I agree with others, if you're out for a long ride and you need to carry a water bottle, bolt a cage on.
     
  12. dj_benson69

    dj_benson69 New Member

    Location:
    watford
    yoyo deano my friend i think u shud never weigh down a nice bike like that lol wen u baught it did it come with bolt ons ??? no so dont put anythin on it hahahahahaha
    bensons in the house !!!!!!
     
  13. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Id sling anything that was neccessary for how you want to use the bike on it.

    Camel backs are pretty good for mountain bikers anyway, I believe, since they let you drink while you ride without leaving loose of your bars, so you might not need watter bottles etc.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    rhythm thief how can you call it ugly
    what bike you ride
     
  15. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    dj benson it didnt even have a bell on it lol
     
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