Angry, Maybe, Against the grain, allways.
What better than a bad pic of a wreck of a bike.
I own many, but 3 years ago on a walk I encountered this abandoned in a creek. Aluminum Reebok (Yeah they make bikes too) 24 inch kids bike. What I saw was a holy zhit! triangulated and gusseted frame and well the game was on. I do not lack for parts so off to Dr Frankensteins lab for velos we go. 26 inch rims off a long discarded Miele attempt at an MTB, Steel 48 tooth chainring with the inner 38 and 18 rings cut off. Sakae pedals from some unknown donor road bike. Shimano vbrakes with the rear cobbled up to get the extra reach from the 24 to 26 rim change. Felt stem. Solid front forks from a Gary Fisher that had the gall to crack its rear dropouts (Fisher, you suck!) Rear cassette from a 5 speed road bike the second cog is used as it aligns perfectly with the crank. Fizik Zeak seat, arguably the best combination seat for this kind of work, it's hard to find a riding position that is not comfortable on it.
End result, one lighweight all terrain all weather, ultra short wheelbase fun machine. That beautiful paint job is actually the faded cinnamon of the original not primer as many a neophyte is prone to think at first sight. Put 60 or 70 lbs pressure in the tires and you have one extremely fast and maneouverable street terror. Drop the pressure down and a trail bike par excellence, light enough to jump just about anything and wont kill you on any but the steepest climbs.
Of the dozen bikes I have ready to go this critter became the go to for just about everything but the longest rides. The looks of horror and disdain are worth it alone. Except for the one tatooed and geared kid on the V10. When his buddy said "man look at that no gears, no suspension, and its beat to zhit" The V10 pilot just gives him the look and says "No, dude, that F'n hardcore".