What did you do to your bike today?

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

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:57
jdsmooth
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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
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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
bward1028

tested for purple component acceptance

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:33
Shortpants
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Can confirm that purple and blue is fucking choice.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:37
ThurberMingus
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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
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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
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Dang I love those colors

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

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

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:14
bward1028

Probably ditching the purple post for a dropper unfortunately

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:01
Face
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(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
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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
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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
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What frame is that?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:19
motorbacon
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Ibis Hakka MX -

Here's the IG post with the dropper video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd1fshpB1g9/?hl=en&taken-by=motorbacon

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:21
shane.rrr
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Really like that bike but I don't like that hand

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:56
newellbt

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
jamesacklin
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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:40
jeffro
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(Reply to #17275)

jamesacklin wrote:

Indeed. That bike looks like the most fun.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:49
jimmythefly
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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
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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
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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.

Bars down, levers up, that's the way tarck likes to 'sup...

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:55
Tail Hook Lengthener
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In an effort to shed weight before Hawaii, I took the Tubus rack off the front of my bike for the first time since I had the new fork. I don't know if it's my imagination, but the bike seems to ride noticeably better without the rack. I imagine that the triangulation of the Tubus Duo was preventing the fork blades from flexing, but it could just be the weight savings.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:09
aek
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Oh wow, I wonder if putting a rack on the Cilo would make it ride better for the same reason.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:16
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Is it too flexy? I am not fully gulping the Heiney Kool-Aid, but flexible fork blades really do seem to improve the ride quality for me.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:53
newellbt
(Reply to #17282)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
the bike seems to ride noticeably better without the rack. I imagine that the triangulation of the Tubus Duo was preventing the blades from flexing, but it could just be the weight savings.

this is a thing I have also noticed with my steel fork bike and tubus tara, always a treat when I shed the rack

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:22
iwillbe
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Trying out Serfas' woven fabric bar tape

I bought it because it looks neat and unlike other bar tape I've seen before. It doesn't stretch much, so getting the wrap overlay right while installing it matters more than with stretchy tapes. It feels like deck chair cushion fabric, and there's not a lot of padding, the foam undertape is pretty thin. This makes for less comfort on the tops, but makes for a good-feeling grip in the hooks / drops.

Worth noting that this is by far the MOST restrained pattern in their woven bar tape series.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:00
chenghiz
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(Reply to #17284)

iwillbe wrote:
Trying out Serfas' woven fabric bar tape

I bought it because it looks neat and unlike other bar tape I've seen before. It doesn't stretch much, so getting the wrap overlay right while installing it matters more than with stretchy tapes. It feels like deck chair cushion fabric, and there's not a lot of padding, the foam undertape is pretty thin. This makes for less comfort on the tops, but makes for a good-feeling grip in the hooks / drops.

Worth noting that this is by far the MOST restrained pattern in their woven bar tape series.

Whoa, that looks rad. Might have to get this after my cotton tape wears out.

this would look awesome on the purple h/g:
https://www.serfas.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/BT-24_PS_Thumb_Web.png

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 22:00
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I want that purple tape there, but I can't find anyone who stocks it in Seattle.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 22:28
aek
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(Reply to #17286)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Is it too flexy? I am not fully gulping the Heiney Kool-Aid, but flexible fork blades really do seem to improve the ride quality for me.

Oh, I misunderstood, I thought you meant rear.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:30
jamesacklin
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The Burberry tape is pretty astounding

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:13
iwillbe
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(Reply to #17288)

jamesacklin wrote:
The Burberry tape is pretty astounding

Yeah, they really went for it with this stuff. I'm curious how durable it is, what with it being two materials joined together. At $26 a pop, it's a bit too steep to be a repeat purchase if it's not good for the 8-16 months that most tape winds up being on my bike.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:50
joy of vaping
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woah, i wanna match this with my rainbow brake housing + rainbow thermalite pedals:

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:41
NOVELTYNAME
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That is a unique product. Wow.

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:02
iwillbe
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I haven't seen this stuff in person, but while looking for fun bike accessories I came across this:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/245315757/last-one-handlebar-tape-flamingo-cotton

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:31
dotMR
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Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:26
Andrew_Squirrel
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Is "Harlequin" a 4-letter word or something?
That's like making a wheel building video without using the word "spoke".

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:34
iwillbe
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wheel/hub tensioned connecting rod.
steel wheel string.
ouchy spaghetti.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:36
bward1028

Here’s the purple on my bike. Was just barely enough to cover the bars and it didn’t come with bandaids which is a rip-off for $30 tape. Would probably not buy again.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:42
drwelby
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(Reply to #17296)

iwillbe wrote:
wheel/hub tensioned connecting rod.
steel wheel string.
ouchy spaghetti.

Naturally, this bike is partially tarck's fault.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:04
iwillbe
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Oh my god. I don't know if this is parallel evolution or I just saw that comic and subconsciously remembered it in my hour of need, but either way, excellent.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:19
drwelby
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plate of shrimp

Naturally, this bike is partially tarck's fault.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:24
jdsmooth
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Detubed my hambiek. 1kg of TUBE GONE! Getting the tires off the rims was kinda insane; learned the cowboy boot heel-stomp on the sidewall trick.
Also put cheap neoprene pogies on. Quite nice for $20.

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

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:39
jeffro
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(Reply to #17300)

jdsmooth wrote:
Detubed my hambiek. 1kg of TUBE GONE! Getting the tires off the rims was kinda insane; learned the cowboy boot heel-stomp on the sidewall trick.
Also put cheap neoprene pogies on. Quite nice for $20.

Yeah, the tubes are crazy. I feel like I should carry one with me but fuck that, fatty only rolls locally.

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:14

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