Thursday, September 4, 2008

Warning: Fugly Bike Photos Below

Fixed Gear Gallery has some ugly bikes posted on there but holy shit, today takes the cake. Apparently you can take a turd, remove the peanuts, replace the freewheel with a cog, spray paint it, and throw a colored chain on it, and voila (!), a steaming ass fixed gear if by definition only! Maybe thats a little harsh but there are so many bikes on there that make me say to myself "wow, someone really took the time to do this, take a picture, and send it in." Here are some winners from today:



Boy, that's quite the lucky hand indeed


5 comments:

Marshmallow said...

I think i remember the posting of that mountain bike. It seems like i remember the guy saying something like: "Nobody ever makes fixed gear mountain bikes so I decided to throw these huge tires on this bike with a gear ratio that makes it impossible to ride offroad. I'm so damn crafty."

beardsarefun said...

I'm sure he did a lot of research before making such an ignorant comment. I think it was more like he had a mtn bike frame with semi-horizontals and made a suicide-fix out of the wheel. I have a hard time seeing someone actually building a fixed gear wheel specifically for this bike. Plenty of others have tried fixed mtn bikes. The reason you dont see many is because they arent practical or even fun. The person posting this bike obviously doesnt ride off-road, otherwise he would know the importance of crank placement when riding over uneven terrain and he wouldnt be riding such a piece of shit.

beardsarefun said...

Mtn. bikers ride single speeds, not fixed gears.

clintpatty said...

Maybe the mountain bike guy just likes to ride over curbs and such and have a more comfortable ride. That gear ratio is way too high for flat pedals for me, esp brakeless. I don't know if my bike would get past the fashion police.

beardsarefun said...

Lets be real; the blog is for fun and obviously everyone is entitled to ride what they want. In the end, i'm glad these people choose to be cyclists. Beyond that, its just giving someone a good ribbing. Style is subjective but within the realm of cycling, there are certain faux pas and often times, new cyclist are oblivious to them. Does it make them wrong? No of course not, but i'll call ya out on it >: ) As for you Clint, you have a style with everything all unto your own, youre Clint.