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    rich people passion

    for some reason, i found the fact that this very expensive vehicle had a rack strapped on kind of amusing:
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    Well how else do you get bikes to where you need to get them if you drive a Bentley?

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    yeah, because that's what all of us cash strapped people what to see... BUT somewhere i saw 2 Ferrari's with racks on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Well how else do you get bikes to where you need to get them if you drive a Bentley?
    you hire somebody to haul them for you...or buy a honda. if you own a bentley, you likely have that kind of money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    you hire somebody to haul them for you...or buy a honda. if you own a bentley, you likely have that kind of money...
    Maybe they spent all their money on that car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    you hire somebody to haul them for you...or buy a honda. if you own a bentley, you likely have that kind of money...
    So one day I'm at a major trailhead in SoCal with a fellow MTBR member and we're waiting for a couple folks to show up. As we are waiting, a Bentley coupe pulls up and parks next to me. A middle aged man who was CLEARLY not in what would be described as "prime physical shape" gets out of the car, wearing a full shop kit (i.e., lycra shorts, jersey, etc. - it was not pretty) and walks to the back of the car, pulls his shoes out of the trunk and just waits. My buddy and I exchange glances and are like WTF? Where's this dude's bike?

    A few moments later, another car pulls up, a man in a suit gets out, opens the trunk and pulls out a CF Niner (top of the line rig), hands it to Bentley man, says he'll be back in a couple hours and takes off.

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    2 years ago I was loading up after a ride in the fabulous Frederick MD watershed. A giant custom touring van , like the kind that National Car Renal uses to shuttle people to and from the airport to the rental lot, pulls up to the Yellow Trail trail head on Gambrill Park road. Inside was all custom decked out with flat screen high def, window tint, microbrew mini-keg tap, leather and stainless, the whole enchilada. On back was a trailer, inside trailer over a half dozen premium trail bikes, several brands. All carbon. Four Asian dudes maybe 25 y/o in the van, one guy says , "Our buddy is rich and so we just drive around the USA from Cali to Maine riding all the great stuff we can. We move east and north through the Summer after riding all Winter and Spring and in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. "

    Serious. They were pretty good riders, too.

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    I think I'm missing passion in this thread... unless it's a passion for attempting to look down your nose at other people because of their success and their choices.

    I would say if someone's strapping a bike rack to their Bentley, they have passion. Why else would they risk scratching up that expensive car to put that bike rack on there?

    And who's to say the guy in the Bentley with the full kit but, contrary to what must be your impeccable physical shape, is not in "what would be described as 'prime physical shape'" didn't find himself with some free time from work and called his executive/personal assistant to bring his bike over to the trail so he could grab a ride before going back to work? At least he's riding a mountain bike and not spending his money to close trails to us, right?

    And, wouldn't you feel like a complete ass if you ran into him again and he just rode away from you on the trails??

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I think I'm missing passion in this thread... unless it's a passion for attempting to look down your nose at other people because of their success and their choices.

    I would say if someone's strapping a bike rack to their Bentley, they have passion. Why else would they risk scratching up that expensive car to put that bike rack on there?

    And who's to say the guy in the Bentley with the full kit but, contrary to what must be your impeccable physical shape, is not in "what would be described as 'prime physical shape'" didn't find himself with some free time from work and called his executive/personal assistant to bring his bike over to the trail so he could grab a ride before going back to work? At least he's riding a mountain bike and not spending his money to close trails to us, right?

    And, wouldn't you feel like a complete ass if you ran into him again and he just rode away from you on the trails??
    You're quick to make assumptions I see . . . how's that working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    So one day I'm at a major trailhead in SoCal with a fellow MTBR member and we're waiting for a couple folks to show up. As we are waiting, a Bentley coupe pulls up and parks next to me. A middle aged man who was CLEARLY not in what would be described as "prime physical shape" gets out of the car, wearing a full shop kit (i.e., lycra shorts, jersey, etc. - it was not pretty) and walks to the back of the car, pulls his shoes out of the trunk and just waits. My buddy and I exchange glances and are like WTF? Where's this dude's bike?

    A few moments later, another car pulls up, a man in a suit gets out, opens the trunk and pulls out a CF Niner (top of the line rig), hands it to Bentley man, says he'll be back in a couple hours and takes off.

    Not kidding.
    So one day I pulled up to a major trail head in So Cal in my new Bentley coupe. I got out, went to the trunk and pulled out my shoes. I saw these two guys just looking at me. I thought WTF, aren't people with Bentleys allowed to ride mountain bikes? A couple minutes later my butler pulled up with my new Niner, and I was off for a good two hour ride. The whole ride I was thinking, these poor saps have to haul their own bikes! Oh BTW, I was wearing baggies and I looked in better shape then both of the guys looking at me. I think I saw them on the other side of their car holding hands.

    Not kidding.

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    Any self respecting MTBers bike costs more than their car, I want to see what cost more than the Bentley.

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    I see this kind of stuff frequently.

    We are a few guys who have a company together. Some of the other guys does this sort of thing from time to time.
    The story behind is that they often just have a bit of free time, and choose to do whatever hobby they have.
    I spare no chance to make fun of them, but to be honest, at least they do something, which is a big plus.

    To them I'm the village idiot that don't have a car, makes things myself, and so forth.

    All in good jest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Any self respecting MTBers bike costs more than their car, I want to see what cost more than the Bentley.
    I couldn't find one more expensive.

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    [QUOTE=AZ.MTNS;9928147]Any self respecting MTBers bike costs more than their car,

    I try to explain this at every opportunity


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    I think the only thing amusing about it is the kind of rack. I guess I never thought about it, but I figured for enough money you could get a rack that didn't strap on to the trunk.

    Doesn't anybody make a receiver hitch that fits a Bentley? No? Really?

    Does Saris show Bentley's in their application listings?

    I wonder what kind of bike he hauls on it? Probably a lower end Trek. I heard that those racks can scratch your frame. Wouldn't want to scratch a nice bike.




    Seriously though, cool that they have enough passion for the bike that they strap on to a nice car like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11 Bravo View Post
    Doesn't anybody make a receiver hitch that fits a Bentley? No? Really?
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    Plenty of people have receivers fabricated for their cars/trucks. I was close to buying a 370Z and uhaul was going to fabricate and build me one for free, so they could fit them to others that wanted em. If you can afford a bently, you can afford to have one fabricated.
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    Well, for fuks sake, has anyone ever seen the trunk on these things?

    I mean seriously, if I can fit my 29er in the trunk of my little car, they certainly can fit their bike in the trunk of that thing.


    Hell, for that matter if you put a ramp on it, I could park my car in the trunk of that thing.

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    I've never seen a Bentley from the inside, but the Kleemann E55 (based on a Mercedes E55) we used to test composite brakes, had a trunk big enough for easily throwing a bike in.

    I assume the Bentley is not far from that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    This is simply the retarded pap that economically challenged riders propagate to make themselves feel better about the socio-economic condition that they find themselves trapped in.

    Thanks for playing!




    Speaking of retarded, jump to conclusions much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    This is simply the retarded pap that economically challenged riders propagate to make themselves feel better about the socio-economic condition that they find themselves trapped in.

    Thanks for playing!




    Uhm, wow. Glad you think that you know so much about my economic state. Moron much? Sarcasm escapes you, I must remember to use smilies so that the slow ones like yourself can get it too. Bombs away.

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    Sock puppet. Trust me, I know about sock puppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    You're quick to make assumptions I see . . . how's that working out for you?
    Not so good... I don't see any assumptions I made, just questions I asked. Well, OK, based on your comment about his physical shape, I did assume that you had the right to make that comment because of your superior physical condition.

    Was I wrong?

    Were you perhaps comparing his shape to yours, then?

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    Whatever vehicle you've got, you find a way to strap a bike to it!

    Ok, two more.




    How about a car being carried on a bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    Your posting history proceeds you dimwit.

    Try again?
    A hole 5 posts, 0 rep and name calling. Not a great way to start!

    Oh, I forgot, no sense of humor.

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    Amazing how something as simple as a bike rack on a car can result in members bickering and name calling.

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    This stuff is too funny!! I love the pic of the rider on the bike on top of the car. Classic. Hope he has his strava running!!

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    I used to drive my Bentley to the trailhead, but now.......


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    You guys are doing it all wrong.

    It isn't how you get the bikes to the trail, it is how many you can get there at one time.

    Now this guy has passion!

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    So let me see if I understand the passion here...

    Ostentatious = Rich?

    I know a lot of rich people who drive crappy cars and a few in debt idiots who drive expensive ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    To them I'm the village idiot that don't have a car, makes things myself, and so forth.

    All in good jest.


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    Heh... I should say that more often too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    I know a lot of rich people who drive crappy cars and a few in debt idiots who drive expensive ones.
    Same here.... I guess all of this boils down to priorities. Some people have it wrong, others have it right, and everyone else falls somewhere in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Any self respecting MTBers bike costs more than their car, I want to see what cost more than the Bentley.

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    I've ridden with poor guys that smoked me, and rich guys that smoked me. Moral of the story, I'm slow.

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    Wow, this has to be a new low. Guys on an internet forum bashing a successful individual who just happens to mountain bike (which is why you all are here, let's remember). You must be really mad at something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid View Post
    Wow, this has to be a new low. Guys on an internet forum bashing a successful individual who just happens to mountain bike (which is why you all are here, let's remember). You must be really mad at something.




    No one is bashing the rich guy, you should read the thread and then come back and appologize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11 Bravo View Post
    I think the only thing amusing about it is the kind of rack. I guess I never thought about it, but I figured for enough money you could get a rack that didn't strap on to the trunk.

    Doesn't anybody make a receiver hitch that fits a Bentley? No? Really?

    Does Saris show Bentley's in their application listings?

    I wonder what kind of bike he hauls on it? Probably a lower end Trek. I heard that those racks can scratch your frame. Wouldn't want to scratch a nice bike.




    Seriously though, cool that they have enough passion for the bike that they strap on to a nice car like that.
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    Plenty of people have receivers fabricated for their cars/trucks. I was close to buying a 370Z and uhaul was going to fabricate and build me one for free, so they could fit them to others that wanted em. If you can afford a bently, you can afford to have one fabricated.
    Yeah, but a receiver is always on there. I wouldn't want a dumb receiver on my Bentley, especially if I only carried a bike every so often. Same goes for a roof system. That's the beauty of a trunk rack. You can put it on and take it off in just a minute or so. Especially that particular model. Regardless of what kind of car a person has, if they carry a bike infrequently, a trunk rack make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I think I'm missing passion in this thread... unless it's a passion for attempting to look down your nose at other people because of their success and their choices.

    I would say if someone's strapping a bike rack to their Bentley, they have passion. Why else would they risk scratching up that expensive car to put that bike rack on there?

    And who's to say the guy in the Bentley with the full kit but, contrary to what must be your impeccable physical shape, is not in "what would be described as 'prime physical shape'" didn't find himself with some free time from work and called his executive/personal assistant to bring his bike over to the trail so he could grab a ride before going back to work? At least he's riding a mountain bike and not spending his money to close trails to us, right?

    And, wouldn't you feel like a complete ass if you ran into him again and he just rode away from you on the trails??
    you miss the whole point. chill out and have a sense of humor...

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    Look closely - the bike is a rendering and isn't real. It's just overlaid (well) on to an existing photo background.

    Besides, the designer/engineer needs to be slapped for flipping the front shocks (and let the stanchions get nicked by rocks. Also notice that there is no bridge between both stanchions on the fork so expect the front axle to snap the moment you hit the first pebble on the road.

    So much for vaporware. At least make it credible.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    So much is wrong with your simplistic response.

    It is refreshing to see that you have yet to shed that mantle of cluelesness that you defines your life.

    p.s your hypocrisy "ahole 5 posts" earned you extra credit points on the hypocrite scale.
    LOL, always a muppet in every group..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    LOL, always a muppet in every group..
    Some evolve into a muppet, but some like krapao here put their hand up right from the start and want to let the whole world know from the first time they open their mouth that they are indeed an Agrade pure bred muppet......
    priceless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Plenty of people have receivers fabricated for their cars/trucks. I was close to buying a 370Z and uhaul was going to fabricate and build me one for free, so they could fit them to others that wanted em. If you can afford a bently, you can afford to have one fabricated.
    I think you may have missed my attempt at some sarcasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    ...and there's some more nonsense from down under.

    At least you are consistently a blathering tool rather than an inconsistency blathering tool.

    (cue rambling semi-intelligible response from the non-riding poser)
    Crapao, i could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and s**t out better ''semi-intelligible' come backs and post than you, so im just gonna sit back and let your words do all the talkin champion,
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    Quote Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    Look closely - the bike is a rendering and isn't real. It's just overlaid (well) on to an existing photo background.

    Besides, the designer/engineer needs to be slapped for flipping the front shocks (and let the stanchions get nicked by rocks. Also notice that there is no bridge between both stanchions on the fork so expect the front axle to snap the moment you hit the first pebble on the road.

    So much for vaporware. At least make it credible.....
    No, I think it is legit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep Thought View Post
    Yeah, but a receiver is always on there. I wouldn't want a dumb receiver on my Bentley, especially if I only carried a bike every so often. Same goes for a roof system. That's the beauty of a trunk rack. You can put it on and take it off in just a minute or so. Especially that particular model. Regardless of what kind of car a person has, if they carry a bike infrequently, a trunk rack make sense.
    I need to do a better job at posting. I didn't mean to be taken seriously, I was just trying to inject a little humor. Hence the smiley and the last line starting with "seriously".

    Your points are correct. But you have to admit, it is unusual to see a very high end car with a strap-on trunk rack.

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    lol, you have a way with words, Tones. Love the alphabet soup thingy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    As expected.

    Just another fluffer. No substance, just insecure poser whining.

    Your lameass is quite predictable!
    BOOM, the lure thrown out and Crapao's in the bottom of the boat gaspin for air again, champion, you must be talkin bout your 13 posts there, just pop back and read your last 13 posts, they define what you have just written above, and by the way, congrats on the MTBR record, cheers tiger.....
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    I'm choosing to ignore Krapao as he is obviously a troll by the nonsense posts.

    I would never drive a car like that no matter how much money I had, but I do find it a little bit relieving when someone who spends like that can still appreciate bikes. Or more likely... his kid rides bikes. But I'll try to stay optimistic.

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    What the **** the last dozen or more posts are garbage

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    In the future!, if asked, I'll stare straight into the camera with both eyes and state " I have no recollection of participating in that thread".

    There is enough lameness to go around on this one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    This is simply the retarded pap that economically challenged riders propagate to make themselves feel better about the socio-economic condition that they find themselves trapped in.

    Thanks for playing!
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    Your posting history proceeds you dimwit.

    Try again?
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    So much is wrong with your simplistic response.

    It is refreshing to see that you have yet to shed that mantle of cluelesness that you defines your life.

    p.s your hypocrisy "ahole 5 posts" earned you extra credit points on the hypocrite scale.
    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    ...and there's some more nonsense from down under.

    At least you are consistently a blathering tool rather than an inconsistency blathering tool.

    (cue rambling semi-intelligible response from the non-riding poser)
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    As expected.

    Just another fluffer. No substance, just insecure poser whining.

    Your lameass is quite predictable!
    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    Good grief, you are so incredibly clueless so silly newbie.

    Please, carry on if that brings you some kind of false comfort.

    Meanwhile, normal folks will just be sitting back and laughing at your antics.

    Amateurs are one thing, but incredibly clueless wanksters area a whole different level of amusement. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    Once you start making an adult salary your perspective will change. If you can shrug off the shackles of ignorance that you labor under.

    Until then, it's understandable that you can't imagine driving a "car like that" when you spend all day long flipping burgers for your betters.
    Have you read the posting rules at MTBR.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    Have you, hypocrite?

    Why does the truth make you uncomfortable?
    You have 15 posts here at MTBR.com. They all contain inflammatory comments, profanity or name calling.

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    ^^^^^ quack quack.......
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    You are a hypocrite. You are also incredibly clueless.

    I have many, many more posts than the 15 that you point out.

    If you don't want to be called out on your idiocy, stop posting idiocy.

    It's really simple.

    ...but I expect that you will continue to wallow in your own sea of confusion.

    p.s. Why does the truth make you uncomfortable?
    16 posts now, more name calling, inflammatory comments or profanity.

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    Where is Lance? How about some sock on sock combat? My money is on Lance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    As expected.

    Just another fluffer. No substance, just insecure poser whining.

    Your lameass is quite predictable!
    Gotta at least give the guy credit for going down swinging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krapao Gai View Post
    More whiny cluelessness.

    Time to find some fat guy to snuggle with so you feel better about your lame self?

    Clueless hypocrites like you are amusing but ultimately a sad commentary on society.

    Maybe you and that Tone freak can do some private chatting so you can each feel better about being such idiots?
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    Wow, Krapao - what a way to start making enemies.
    Imagine that DC's "How to win friends & influence people" has eluded you.
    Our next red chiclet king?
    Who here really cares about driving a $375k sedan? Certainly not I, and I really hope he doesn't park it next to my old Honda.
    Better to park it next to Nic on a Friday night shyte-storm ride sesh & get his $$ tailpipe pee injected.

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    Nothing to see here, please move along.
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    Can somebody please ban this Crapo Guy again so he stops ****ing up the thread?

    Edit: hah, that was quick

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    Posts all cleaned up now. MTBR rules!

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    Bye krapao!!!! You're such a loser!!

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    Fagerlin is just butt hurt because this thread wasn't about him and his pos 997.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    Besides, the designer/engineer needs to be slapped for flipping the front shocks (and let the stanchions get nicked by rocks. Also notice that there is no bridge between both stanchions on the fork so expect the front axle to snap the moment you hit the first pebble on the road.

    So much for vaporware. At least make it credible.....
    Looks a lot like a Maverick SC32. Certainly not the best fork I've ever owned, but the front axle didn't "snap" the moment I "hit the first pebble on the road."

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Looks a lot like a Maverick SC32. Certainly not the best fork I've ever owned, but the front axle didn't "snap" the moment I "hit the first pebble on the road."

    Maverick SC32 29er Forks Reviews
    I stand corrected.

    (checked it out - man that's a big custom axle on that thing)

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    BBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO who banned crapola, he was entertaining , why do all the entertaining guys get banned i was havin fun with this thread....
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    Quote Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    Look closely - the bike is a rendering and isn't real. It's just overlaid (well) on to an existing photo background.

    Besides, the designer/engineer needs to be slapped for flipping the front shocks (and let the stanchions get nicked by rocks. Also notice that there is no bridge between both stanchions on the fork so expect the front axle to snap the moment you hit the first pebble on the road.

    So much for vaporware. At least make it credible.....
    hey! it has platforms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanik View Post
    Can somebody please ban this Crapo Guy again so he stops ****ing up the thread?
    "****ing up the thread?"

    Actually, he is like salt, garlic and bacon on overcooked potatoes.

    Ban Ban Ban him.....we need to save this precious thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 11 Bravo View Post
    I need to do a better job at posting. I didn't mean to be taken seriously, I was just trying to inject a little humor. Hence the smiley and the last line starting with "seriously".

    Your points are correct. But you have to admit, it is unusual to see a very high end car with a strap-on trunk rack.

    It's all good.
    Haha. I guess if I had that much money, I'd buy a cool old truck or some other vehicle to carry my bike.

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    This thread has some pretty cool pictures in it. I absolutely love cars but the helicopter is pretty darn cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    "****ing up the thread?"

    Actually, he is like salt, garlic and bacon on overcooked potatoes.

    Ban Ban Ban him.....we need to save this precious thread!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Crapao, i could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and s**t out better ''semi-intelligible' come backs and post than you
    Tones, remind me to never ever play Scrabble with you.

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    rather get this frame... to build up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shibiwan View Post
    Besides, the designer/engineer needs to be slapped for flipping the front shocks (and let the stanchions get nicked by rocks. Also notice that there is no bridge between both stanchions on the fork so expect the front axle to snap the moment you hit the first pebble on the road.
    haven't upside-down forks been SOP for high end motorcycles for decades? even off-road ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    He's going to melt his tires and rims with the Lambo's exhaust...



    It won't run long enough to get that hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Maybe they spent all their money on that car.
    And can't afford bikes (it's empty)

    Man, the cost of bikes is too damn high - even for rich people apparently

    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    haven't upside-down forks been SOP for high end motorcycles for decades? even off-road ones?
    For different reasons.

    For the off-road ones, it's because they have more than 12" of travel, the only way to get enough bushing overlap and not have the lowers extend way down below the axle is to go inverted. The other big issue is the huge doubles they ride, and when they come down or even possibly case a jump, they need the extra strength of an inverted design, in fact these usually have dynamic bushings, in that the top of the stanchion has a bushing and the top of the uppers is a surface the bushing moves against. This feature has only been used on the Monster T and Shiver SC forks to my knowledge (the dynamic bushing).

    For the road bikes, realize you are looking at a huge inverted fork with 50+mm stanchions, massive crowns and axle, a HUGE distance relatively between the top and bottom crowns, and only 2-3 of travel. If you made a mountain bike fork with the same general dimensions, it would be stiff too. That's not the way it works though on mtbs, we use inverted designs for bikes with lots of travel usually, and at the lower-travel amounts it's just not structurally efficient in the first place. The moto bike also benefits a little from the unsprung weight, but when you look at the entire system, the fork would already be as massive as it is no matter if it's inverted or not. Due to the minimal amount of travel, it doesn't give up anything and loses a bit of unsprung weight, in addition to slightly better lubrication.

    It's just not the same thing with mountain bikes. Inverted forks are generally a poor idea. I've owned 3 different ones, none were very good structurally. Single crown inverted forks are an especially bad idea, lacking the 2nd crown and extra bushing overlap, and the bushing overlap is usually why a designer goes to an inverted fork in the first place.

    They look cool, and with enough engineering and $$$ you can make it comparable to a "right side up" fork, but with the same amount of engineering work and $$$ you could make a right-side-up fork even stiffer and lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    For different reasons.

    For the off-road ones, it's because they have more than 12" of travel, the only way to get enough bushing overlap and not have the lowers extend way down below the axle is to go inverted. The other big issue is the huge doubles they ride, and when they come down or even possibly case a jump, they need the extra strength of an inverted design, in fact these usually have dynamic bushings, in that the top of the stanchion has a bushing and the top of the uppers is a surface the bushing moves against. This feature has only been used on the Monster T and Shiver SC forks to my knowledge (the dynamic bushing).

    For the road bikes, realize you are looking at a huge inverted fork with 50+mm stanchions, massive crowns and axle, a HUGE distance relatively between the top and bottom crowns, and only 2-3 of travel. If you made a mountain bike fork with the same general dimensions, it would be stiff too. That's not the way it works though on mtbs, we use inverted designs for bikes with lots of travel usually, and at the lower-travel amounts it's just not structurally efficient in the first place. The moto bike also benefits a little from the unsprung weight, but when you look at the entire system, the fork would already be as massive as it is no matter if it's inverted or not. Due to the minimal amount of travel, it doesn't give up anything and loses a bit of unsprung weight, in addition to slightly better lubrication.

    It's just not the same thing with mountain bikes. Inverted forks are generally a poor idea. I've owned 3 different ones, none were very good structurally. Single crown inverted forks are an especially bad idea, lacking the 2nd crown and extra bushing overlap, and the bushing overlap is usually why a designer goes to an inverted fork in the first place.

    They look cool, and with enough engineering and $$$ you can make it comparable to a "right side up" fork, but with the same amount of engineering work and $$$ you could make a right-side-up fork even stiffer and lighter.
    There's another company doing it:
    DVO Suspension

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    And don't forget Leftys; they're inverted "forks".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid View Post
    Wow, this has to be a new low. Guys on an internet forum bashing a successful individual who just happens to mountain bike (which is why you all are here, let's remember). You must be really mad at something.
    How do you know he is a mtbr?

    He could be a rodie and then it would be ok to make fun of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    There's another company doing it:
    DVO Suspension
    Yep, and they've stated that the reason is because making cast lowers is very cost prohibitive for a small company, so they are going the inverted+dynamic bushings route with some other stuff that is unique. The point is that you "can" do it, but it's much more engineering intensive, that much engineering can get you an even better "normal" fork, but they are held back by the cast lowers at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    And don't forget Leftys; they're inverted "forks".
    With "square" stanchions. That's where they get their rigidity. Not really the same thing.
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    bunch of ducks quackin

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    You are all amateurs. This is my car. Seriously.

    It has air conditioning, a radio, two front seats and that's about it. The ideal car.

    It fits the girlfriend's bike, gets reasonable gas mileage, was inexpensive, and I make enough money to easily afford a much nicer car except cars don't interest me at all.
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    Ehhh it looks too well thought out, I like the whole old Camry wagon with rust spots gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    2 years ago I was loading up after a ride in the fabulous Frederick MD watershed. A giant custom touring van , like the kind that National Car Renal uses to shuttle people to and from the airport to the rental lot, pulls up to the Yellow Trail trail head on Gambrill Park road. Inside was all custom decked out with flat screen high def, window tint, microbrew mini-keg tap, leather and stainless, the whole enchilada. On back was a trailer, inside trailer over a half dozen premium trail bikes, several brands. All carbon. Four Asian dudes maybe 25 y/o in the van, one guy says , "Our buddy is rich and so we just drive around the USA from Cali to Maine riding all the great stuff we can. We move east and north through the Summer after riding all Winter and Spring and in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. "

    Serious. They were pretty good riders, too.
    That's awesome! At least they're making use of that kind of privilege.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    You are all amateurs. This is my car. Seriously.

    It has air conditioning, a radio, two front seats and that's about it. The ideal car.
    That's what I usually say when friends are telling about their new sports car.

    Comments like "great heating system" does not go down well

    Personally I gave up on having a car a couple of years ago.
    I never got around to use it, so whenever I actually wanted to use it, it was always causing trouble.
    Partly that could be due to the climate here, and the fact that the garage is reserved for bikes.


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    For those of you wondering about the Audi Bike...The fork is a German:A - Flame. Nearly everything on the bike is German. It has Acros hydraulic gears and Supersonic (I think that's what they're called?) brakes.
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    thanks to the d!ckheads who are giving me negative rep for pointing out that i am AMUSED at something.

    have the balls to sign it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    thanks to the d!ckheads who are giving me negative rep for pointing out that i am AMUSED at something.

    have the balls to sign it next time.
    It is amusing. I agree with you.

    Not because I hate on people for being successful (quite opposite - I love money), it's because I find irony in the fact that somebody took the time and energy to accumulate, purchase a very expensive car (and probably has a handful of other toys - cars, motorcycles, boats, house(s) with all the fixin's, etc.), but yet skimps on practicality and utility.

    In my opinion, a rich person with a true passion for cycling, would have a specific car for cycling - like a utility vehicle, truck, or even as something as badass as Ailuropoda's car. IF I had that sort of money, I would skip out on buying a boat, and direct that money towards a sweet MTB vehicle with all the fixin's.

    When somebody is hauling bikes on their Bentley or Ferrari they either 1) Don't care about the car (which means it was a gift, because anybody who earned the money to purchase such a car would cherish it), 2) putting on airs i.e. showing off or 3) they're STUPID. In all cases, it's a slap in the face of those of us who love cycling (and would be more practical about acquiring a proper vehicle for hauling bikes, especially if you have the money to do so) and shun posers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post

    When somebody is hauling bikes on their Bentley or Ferrari they either 1) Don't care about the car (which means it was a gift, because anybody who earned the money to purchase such a car would cherish it), 2) putting on airs i.e. showing off or 3) they're STUPID. In all cases, it's a slap in the face of those of us who love cycling (and would be more practical about acquiring a proper vehicle for hauling bikes, especially if you have the money to do so) and shun posers.
    4) They only have that car, and wanna go for a ride

    That's the reason I mostly see for that sort of thing.


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    I don't see anything wrong with it. It's a free country, they are not breaking any laws. it's their money to spend how they see fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    4) They only have that car, and wanna go for a ride

    That's the reason I mostly see for that sort of thing.


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    Could very easily be true. OMG we agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Could very easily be true. OMG we agree!
    I'll put an end to that at my earliest inconvenience


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