What did you do to your bike today?

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liquify's picture

Swapped my Guide RSC levers that were warrantied with no questions via sram.
Fuckers wouldn't warranty my old reverb that hates the cold. I know all droopers hate the cold, but they know old ones do more than newer ones.
But stoked I bled 4 guide brakes that felt amazing afterward with no fuck-ups or re-dos. (did wife's old liv hail after I put the stock guides back on it and needed add olive//barb gig the new sram stuff does.
Did order 150mm giant dropper to maybe replace reverb since I day i took biek out to prospective buyer, it wouldn't return (about 32 degrees, but drove with bike on rear rack). Second call to SRAM warranty (gotta play the lottery), the said they don't advise using any of them under 32.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 21:59
Rusty Piton
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I heavily massaged some enormous Wald fenders to make them fit on the Schwinn I’m putting together. These things are like 80mm wide. It’s ridiculous. I was able to use some VO stays and throw the Wald stays in the trash where they belong.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:42
Perlhammered's picture
(Reply to #17253)

eric_ssucks wrote:
drwelby wrote:
resisting a cut or uncut joke

Know any rabbis?

You need a mohel for that kind of job

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:36
jamesacklin's picture

Fenders back on the Roadhopper. I was an idiot for ever removing them in the first place

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:57
jdsmooth's picture

Converted a damaged B+M Cyo to hang under the basket.

Undid the screw from bottom side, removed heatsink/top cover, drilled-out the screw boss. Put a long machine screw through. Repurposed a B+M light bracket for attachment to my basket struts.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:44
iwillbe's picture

Yesterday, but in the spirit of the thread:

Wolftooth downtube bottle cage doubler + half frame bag:
tried it out on a couple hours' ride, it works- bottles are mounted far enough out to the sides of the bag that they can come up, forwards, and out without bumping the bag. The bottles+cages are aren't really that awkwardly positioned, I bumped them once while maneuvering, and getting them set up as low as possible without getting into the radius of my pedal stroke took a couple of adjustments.

I'm not sure what to do with the other two fastener points on the "b-rad" bracket- I'm thinking about setting up my saddlebag down there to get that weight lower on the bike. Wolftooth's "strap and accessory mount" looks as if it might have enough surface area to fix a little saddlebag in place, particularly if I also buckled the bag to the mount.

Eventually I'm going to run out of space in / around my bike, but for now I think this is going to be a better water
carriage solution than triathalon buttrockets. I'm a little sketched out about how much leverage this arrangement can exert on the bolts going into the frame, and adding more fasteners, shear planes, and fragile parts sticking out to the sides of a bike is never a good idea. As this bike only gets ridden on long rides and isn't going to be locked up around town, it seems ok thus far.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:15

tested for purple component acceptance

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:33
Shortpants's picture

Can confirm that purple and blue is fucking choice.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:37
ThurberMingus's picture

Moreover that dog is fucking choice!

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:03
Rusty Piton
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emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:11
jamesacklin's picture

I applaud the whole scene

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:38
Rentable Faxmachine
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I, for one, welcome our new blue-with-purple-ano overlord (and doggo).

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:18
shane.rrr's picture

Dang I love those colors

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:49
Andrew_Squirrel's picture
(Reply to #17264)

TC: just picked up some of those purple stems yesterday for my blue/purp Rawland

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:14

Probably ditching the purple post for a dropper unfortunately

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:01
Face's picture
(Reply to #17266)

bward1028 wrote:
Probably ditching the purple post for a dropper unfortunately

27.2 x 400?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:28
kmcdon's picture

wiped the dust off the grando and put the tubus tara on for this weekend. I think it's gonna be a fun one.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:04
motorbacon's picture

Not mine, but I built this for my coworker. Force 22 shifters, gutted the left shifter for derper action. KS Zeta dropper (so awesome), XX1 cassette, carbon Ibis hoops, all Easton carbon bar/stem things, t-burts, and yeah. 19 lbs with shit ass pedals.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:12
dotMR's picture

What frame is that?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:19
motorbacon's picture

Ibis Hakka MX -

Here's the IG post with the dropper video.


Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:21
shane.rrr's picture

Really like that bike but I don't like that hand

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:56

hand does the job

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:12
Rusty Piton
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Man, that thing looks so fucking slick.
I was just about to post it in bamfbotd.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:19
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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:40
jeffro's picture
(Reply to #17275)

jamesacklin wrote:

Indeed. That bike looks like the most fun.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:49
jimmythefly's picture

I love that chainring.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:30
motorbacon's picture

Fuck. Just spec'd out a build for a customer.

Niner BSB9 RDO. Reynolds Assault disc. XTR clamps. Single speed. Carbon ALL THE THINGS.

Potentially 14.5 lbs - based on claimed weights, it puts things around 13.5 for a 53cm frame but that just doesn't seem right. Can't be.... ha.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:06
chazzwazzer's picture

Finally broke down and bought some Zipp SL 88s so I can BabbyMatt my shakes. Also Installed a wafer thin upper headset and more importantly, after nearly a year of ownership, I cut the steerer down.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:55