Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What Does A Real Bike Look Like?

Thanks to Tom at Empire for sending this flick. Note the high seatpost (you can actually sit down when you ride from spot to spot), absence of plastic parts, the classic dirt/street tire combo, and that weird blue wire coming off the handlebars. And oh my God, is that an UNCUT STEERER? Think of the children!



If Jules from Pulp Fiction rode a bike, it would probably look something like this.

What elusive pro owns this steed? I expect to see the answer within the first three comments. If no one gets it right, I'll share tomorrow.


And for bonus points, please point out the 2,359,006 ways the first bike differs from this one:


(I hate it when you can't slide your seat back on the rails because it hits the rear tire. Wait, what?)

23 comments:

Brien said...

paul buchanan.

Russ said...

Well, that was easy.

Anonymous said...

and i was gonna say Scotty Cramner...

nick said...

I was just going to say that

Stephen said...

Yeah, I had Paul B. The sprocket and the T-1 gave that away.

Mr. NER, any word on getting me a password that works?

Ben said...

Paul B definately... But looks like others beat me to it, haaa.

Anonymous said...

FWIW, Paul has ran (run?) his seat low for over a decade.

joubert

Joe said...

Paul Buchanan, The Aardvark, Rolly B. Whatever you want to call him. One of the sickest riders ever. He def. need a signature frame.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I do think of the children.. I think of them all the time!

wade said...

I've known Paul since he ran four pegs, two brakes...

A question: at what point does a brakeless, seat slammed, freecoaster-equipped, pegless bike become a:
1)skateboard
2)scooter
3)toy

... of course it is ultimately still freestyle.

Vince said...

why would that bike be considered a scooter, skateboard, or a toy? it has a drive train you jerk off.

patty shrivel dick said...

i'm trying to imagine what it's like to give a fuck about, or even notice, the position of someone else's seat, but it's just too pointless.

lotekrich said...

As much as i agree that Paul is one of the sickest riders ever... You can't forget that he is one of leaders of the way people ride and there bikes are setup now. All the barspin variations, bunny-hop tailwhips, brakeless footjam whips, etc as well as low seats were all started with him and a select few. He was the first guy I ever saw with a low seat in person that didn't race back in 1997 I think.

wade said...

Rich - I remember riding with Paul when the footjam nosepick thing was started - as a dork trick. Jarek's ramps. But then he unleashed footjam tailwhip nosepicks, and dork turned serious.
Rode with him in August. Was still doing his own thing

Russ said...

The first slammed seat I remember seeing was Jeff Harrington's. Then again he also shaved the middle of his head and wore a duck helmet. Of all three of those, um, eccentricities, I thought the duck helmet was most likely to catch on. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Haha I forgot about his old setup... I'm pretty sure he zip tied his seat to his frame for a while. He did start that whole peg bonk thing that was big for a while.

lotekrich said...

Yep him and Greg Axford.

Anonymous said...

why would you want to sit down and pedal? I run my seat high enough to pinch and like to sit down when coasting, but a seat that high would get in the way when you hop, surely?

Anonymous said...

hey russ...

Russ said...

I sit down and coast sometimes, at least (my seat is pretty low, just not slammed). And when I do so I'd rather not run the risk of rear-tire castration. Modern street bikes are starting to get about as useful as an actual bike as modern flatland bikes.

Anonymous said...

Stfu you suck at riding. that's why your so bitter.

C-LOWW said...

Trail riders have been running low/slammed seats and big hangers since before the begging of time!

Topher said...

someone send me some brakes other than those damn tektros that came on mine. Then i'll ride them. geez