Thursday, May 29, 2008

What Does A Real Bike Look Like?

Spotted this one a couple weeks ago down on Varick Street:



Features worth noting:

• Rectangular seat and chainstays for stiffness
• Aerodynamic top- and downtubes
• Aggressive geometry
• 48-spoke wheels with six sets of eight spokes
• Tattoo-inspired lettering
• Plastic pedals
• Four pegs
• Tall, wide two-piece bars in a limited-edition color

I can't help but wonder how little seatpost is left in that frame.

12 comments:

pdxbmx said...

Saw one of these ride by us on the River path this past weekend. All I could think about was if Bart Taylor could have beat Cru on one of these.

Christopher said...

Please tell me the spokes were bladed.

::prays::

Russ said...

I don't remember. If I see it again, I'll check.

pdxbmx said...

I want to say they were a fake Twisted looking spoke.

Anonymous said...

Sure it's a piece of shit walmart bike, but you gotta love all the mid-school flair it's got! Square tubing equals strength as we all have learned. Just look at a Hawk F-20.

Russ said...

Or Bulldogs.

Anonymous said...

looks like that G-Sport frame from a few years ago

SRSLY

Anonymous said...

here

http://www.gsport.co.uk/junk/tiger2005/KICX3043.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://paydaybitches.blogspot.com

James said...

My first "good" bike was a Mongoose, I had posters of Fuzzy and DMC on my wall.It's a shame to see what they have become.

Anonymous said...

That bike is a piece of shit

Anonymous said...

even if this bike were set up to function and hold up to a more skilled level of riding (i.e. 3 piece crank, cromoly tubing, lowered seat post, etc) i am positive that not one of the trend whore, ride only what your friends like, weight obsessed kids would be caught dead in the same room with it. i'm also positive that those same kids, given the choice would simply quit riding BMX completely rather than ride a bike that looked like it, regardless of how well it performed or even if it made them better riders. yep, i honestly believe that. i, on the other hand, could not care any less about what people think of me or my preference in bicycles as long as it makes me happy. when did BMX become so "fashion before function"?