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How To Know If You’re Truly A Bike Nut…


February 2013


What is wrong with this picture?

I found this photo yesterday and it really made me want to buy a Jamis bike – in fact, I almost thought about making this one of my “If I had “x” dollars” series – then I noticed it – there’s a problem with this photo and it takes a true bike nut to pick it out amidst the, um, chatter.

For fame and recognition, what is it?

P.S.  It’s not that the bike is too small for the model, she’s in four inch heels with at least a two inch rise to boot…  Err…

UPDATE:  The proprietor of Bike War figured out what was wrong with the photo:  All of the effort they put into that photo and they’ve got the chain on the little ring – for the love of God and all that is holy, when you photograph bikes, take the time to put the chain on the big ring!

UPDATE 2:  Mrs. Bgddy, old eagle-eyes herself, pointed out that the model’s tag is sticking out the top of her, um, panties (or would that be a bikini bottom)…  Amazingly (or not), I missed that entirely.


  1. andrewpacker64 says:

    I cannot see any rear brakes !

    • bgddyjim says:

      That’s not it – the rear brakes are tucked inside the frame – they’ve been doing this for a few years now to cut down on drag. It’s a little simpler than that too.

      Good try.

  2. There was a bike in that photo? Sorry, I didn’t see it.

  3. elisariva says:

    It is a time trial or tri bike – you told me you would never ride one.

    • bgddyjim says:

      Now that’s an impressive try – personal knowledge and everything… Very impressive, alas that’s not it. Something is amiss with the bike in that photo.

      • elisariva says:

        Zipp wheels are fabulous, Vision isn’t Shram or Shimano but decent… Pedals are SPD not Look but can be swapped… Not sure about the saddle. And I don’t know what you mean by chatter. I guess a woman isn’t distracted. 🙂

      • bgddyjim says:

        Vision – you’re on the right track with the components – specifically the crank.

        I feel like Hagrid… Whoops, shouldn’t have said that.

      • elisariva says:

        I love Hagrid!! The crank is wide but my research says the crank is light. The flag? I give. Going to Dumbledore for the answer.

      • bgddyjim says:

        Check your email – I didn’t want to ruin it yet.

  4. BikeWar says:

    It’s a training crank? Each crank arm is connected to its own ratchet, to help train you to lift your foot on the upstroke?

  5. Reblogged this on Sykose and commented:
    @SykOse. Live. Extreme.

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