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    $2,100+ for a single-speed frame?

    Have any posts lived up to that yet ?

    Personally, if I had to pay that much for a Single Speed frame - it had better be gold plated, hand-rolled on the naked thighs of blonde, busty, female-welders and hand signed by Jesus H Christ himself
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Why is your opinion of a badass singlespeed more valid than anyone else's?
    It's not my opinion, it's the premise of the whole thread, as stated by the person who started the thread.

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    Retail on the frame for my SS was $2300...but I bought it NOS on fleabay for $300. Maybe I got a good deal, maybe it was a terrible frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3-Vok View Post
    $2,100+ for a single-speed frame?

    Have any posts lived up to that yet ?

    Personally, if I had to pay that much for a Single Speed frame - it had better be gold plated, hand-rolled on the naked thighs of blonde, busty, female-welders and hand signed by Jesus H Christ himself
    Yes, there are a number of bikes that live up to that, mostly early in the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    It's not my opinion, it's the premise of the whole thread, as stated by the person who started the thread.
    *shrug* well, whatever. It hasn't stopped several people from posting bikes I am very happy to have seen, and I doubt anyone's gonna scroll to Page 11 and read through this dialogue to ensure their bike meets community guidelines before they share a photo.

    I say, let the badasses with sub-$5k bikes break the rules!
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    Well, I had interpreted badass not to be the most expensive, boutique or limited edition but rather a bike than makes you turn your head as you see it roll by and shout at the biker, "Hey, what kinda frame is that?" where the response would be " Don't worry 'bout it, it's too badass for ya!" as the rider flips the bird and keeps rolling away into the distance. The kind of bike that makes Huggy Bear say "Damn!, I gotta get that in my stable." The kind of bike that makes a religious woman swoon and faint at the thought that God would allow such a thing in the realm of man on Earth that would most certainly start a war.

    Kind of, badass is in the eye of the beholder idea.

    If the OP wanted the most expensive blinged tricked out ride then the OP should have stated it explicitly in title, so I think he's got some 'splaining or clarification to do. Better start a new more aptly titled thread.

    Also, not that it matters, but my Bianchi SS is way more badass than Hurricane Jeff's. Although, it may not be more badass than Cornfield's, if he ever finishes that build...
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    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I still don't see what expense has to do with it
    Which would be more badass - a Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta or a Muscle Car ?

    Besides - I am clearly the winner as my frame has skulls on it - and there's nothing more badass than a frame with skulls :-p
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3-Vok View Post
    I still don't see what expense has to do with it
    Which would be more badass - a Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta or a Muscle Car ?

    Besides - I am clearly the winner as my frame has skulls on it - and there's nothing more badass than a frame with skulls :-p

    except flame stickers...they make the bike go faster,thats boy physics 101! hello kitty stickers and a hello kitty squeaky horn however makes it just plain embarassing for other riders when you cruise by them on your singlespeed up a hill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsterspam View Post
    except flame stickers...they make the bike go faster,thats boy physics 101! hello kitty stickers and a hello kitty squeaky horn however makes it just plain embarassing for other riders when you cruise by them on your singlespeed up a hill...

    A sticker of Hello Kitty spewing flaming skulls FTW!

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    but mine has skull head badge


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    Flaming Skulls

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    See - now those are baddass :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    *shrug* well, whatever. It hasn't stopped several people from posting bikes I am very happy to have seen, and I doubt anyone's gonna scroll to Page 11 and read through this dialogue to ensure their bike meets community guidelines before they share a photo.

    I say, let the badasses with sub-$5k bikes break the rules!
    I think there is a general expectation that anyone posting to this thread at the very least read the first damn post on the thread. It's just good forum etiquette. #getoffmylawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by solo-x View Post
    I think there is a general expectation that anyone posting to this thread at the very least read the first damn post on the thread. It's just good forum etiquette. #getoffmylawn
    deleted my thread-violating posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    deleted my thread-violating posts.
    When did making a new thread become an execution of police power? Just have fun sharing, guys...
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    LOL...a thread about who has the most money spent on their single speed??? What is the challenge and what is baddest about it? You just need to have money.

    As a former cat 4 roadie racer who didn't mind to drop $1500 on a powertap rear wheel ONLY (when power meter hub training becoming the trend), I have to ask if you race with it. If not..is all moot, really. Is just bike porn and more bling. Not really badass or baddest....

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    I love this bike.

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    This thing was amazing on yesterday's ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeed73 View Post
    LOL...a thread about who has the most money spent on their single speed??? What is the challenge and what is baddest about it? You just need to have money.

    As a former cat 4 roadie racer who didn't mind to drop $1500 on a powertap rear wheel ONLY (when power meter hub training becoming the trend), I have to ask if you race with it. If not..is all moot, really. Is just bike porn and more bling. Not really badass or baddest....
    It's not about money, and nowhere in the thread have I seen a disclaimer that receipts were required. It's about the blend of parts that make up the whole. For some, fashion matters not, it's pure function and looks be damned. For some, it's function and fashion both by carefully selecting their build parts. For others, it's carefully color keying select parts, while others it might be carefully making the colors of some components clash with one another. For me, it was about starting with my first frame up build with a decent new frame, using old parts, then upgrading as I had the funds. I'd bet you a beer that most in this thread would not pick the most expensive build in the thread as the baddest either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    It's not about money, and nowhere in the thread have I seen a disclaimer that receipts were required. It's about the blend of parts that make up the whole. For some, fashion matters not, it's pure function and looks be damned. For some, it's function and fashion both by carefully selecting their build parts. For others, it's carefully color keying select parts, while others it might be carefully making the colors of some components clash with one another. For me, it was about starting with my first frame up build with a decent new frame, using old parts, then upgrading as I had the funds. I'd bet you a beer that most in this thread would not pick the most expensive build in the thread as the baddest either.
    Most sane/reasonable reply to battle that lame ass comment.

    now back to insane ss builds please haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardmtnbiker View Post
    Misfit cycles! Not my frame but I've bought ss cogs from them back when they had them
    What happened about this frame build I wonder...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    It's not about money, and nowhere in the thread have I seen a disclaimer that receipts were required. It's about the blend of parts that make up the whole. For some, fashion matters not, it's pure function and looks be damned. For some, it's function and fashion both by carefully selecting their build parts. For others, it's carefully color keying select parts, while others it might be carefully making the colors of some components clash with one another. For me, it was about starting with my first frame up build with a decent new frame, using old parts, then upgrading as I had the funds. I'd bet you a beer that most in this thread would not pick the most expensive build in the thread as the baddest either.

    Apparently it is so. Read the comments dated Sept.... Even some of the earlier threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeed73 View Post
    Apparently it is so. Read the comments dated Sept.... Even some of the earlier threads.
    Not sure why but do you always have the last word, even in real life situations
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    Alright guys, lets knock it off. this is a place to celebrate cool bikes! if you don't like what you see, find another thread to read.
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    Agree with this ^
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    you're lucky enough.

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    Not really getting any dirt time these days.

    More urban duty with these shoes.
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    Who has the baddest singlespeed?-spot3.jpg

    This started as a stock Spot Brand Rocker 27.5+ just a month ago. I had Spot change the Reba from 100 to 120 mm before shipping. The only changes in the attached image is a Fox Transfer seatpost and a set of Answer Rove pedals that I stole from one of my other bikes.

    I've since swapped the stem (RF Turbine 60mm), handlebar (Spank Oozy Vibrocore), pedals (Deity TMAC), and saddle (Specialized Phenom). Also swapped tubes for liquid latex. I was very happy to find the rims pre-taped! The pedals and handlebar are anodized bright green. That's what I get for allowing my wife and daughters to weigh in on my component purchases. TBH, I think it looks pretty cool.

    Performance wise, my only complaint is with the Reba. No stiffness issues but it blows through its travel too easily unless I set it up really firm. I have some bottomless tokens on the way, hopefully that does the trick. If not, I'll go with a Fox 34. Fox is local to the point that my dog sometimes craps on their lawn when I take him for walks (I always carry poop bags and clean up, promise) so I like to support them.
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