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jamesacklin
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(Reply to #46701)

motorbacon wrote:
I love this bike, but I want to sell it? I don't get my brain.

The Schwinn with Record/OP

That's what's in my head when I think about building "a normal steel road bike that's nice to ride"

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:21
iwillbe
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(Reply to #46702)

newellbt wrote:
take a few degrees into consideration for the rear wheel stand as well

factored, considered.

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:41
akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #46703)

motorbacon wrote:
I love this bike, but I want to sell it? I don't get my brain.

The Schwinn with Record/OP

There is something wrong with you.

Or, you have a really cluttered place?

bork bork bork

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:09
spaghetti
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thanks for sharing alan!

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:50
kmcdon
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Say what you will about Surly, but the kind fellows over there decided to mail me a brand new ECR (the 2017 model with updated stuff) for free to ride around for a while.

I have to give it back on Tuesday :(

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 21:41
Goddamnit Gunther
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I think those look like a blast.

Is it a blast?

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:18
kmcdon
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Only ridden it a couple miles so far, ill write a tarck review after i camp out of it this weekend. First impressions are that its not as aggressive as the krampug, which is good for carrying shit. Its got a thru axle rear and qr front (ok surly.) it sure is comfortable though. So far the whacko handlebars are giving me all of it.

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:39
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #46708)

motorbacon wrote:
I love this bike, but I want to sell it? I don't get my brain.

The Schwinn with Record/OP

I get a lot of enjoyment out of building up something like that, then I realise, I have 12 bikes, without a proper garage, and when am I going to ride it. I know, I'll sell it. Then I think that for what I will get for it, I might as well keep it. This is how I got so many bikes. If they go below a certain dollar value they are not worth selling. Why has it taken me so long to learn this.

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:41
NOVELTYNAME
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Lol if the only surly kludge is a TA/QR mullet then I'll be a pickle's uncle

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 23:58
kmcdon
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(Reply to #46710)

We'll see. So far I've noticed that fitting the Surly rear rack (which I already own) required spreading the rack by a few mm. Not an issue IMO. The 24 pack front rack fit without any issues whatsoever. I also had to spacer out the seattube bottle cage to get it to clear the pusher, but I'm not sure I can blame Surly on that. I find it interesting that it came with a problem solvers clamp. Also, a 20oz insulated bottle barely fits on the seattube cage, and this is a large frame.

Full rundown coming, I'll commute on it tomorrow and camp on it this weekend. So far, it rides really nice and I like it. But, that's about 5 city miles. We'll see. I'm excited.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:21
motorbacon
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(Reply to #46711)

jamesacklin wrote:
motorbacon wrote:
I love this bike, but I want to sell it? I don't get my brain.

The Schwinn with Record/OP

That's what's in my head when I think about building "a normal steel road bike that's nice to ride"

akasnowmaaan wrote:
motorbacon wrote:
I love this bike, but I want to sell it? I don't get my brain.

The Schwinn with Record/OP

There is something wrong with you.

Or, you have a really cluttered place?

cousinmosquito wrote:
motorbacon wrote:
I love this bike, but I want to sell it? I don't get my brain.

The Schwinn with Record/OP

I get a lot of enjoyment out of building up something like that, then I realise, I have 12 bikes, without a proper garage, and when am I going to ride it. I know, I'll sell it. Then I think that for what I will get for it, I might as well keep it. This is how I got so many bikes. If they go below a certain dollar value they are not worth selling. Why has it taken me so long to learn this.

The good thing is that I don't have much into this bike. I tend to catch and release as much as I can as I don't have a garage.

My brain is broken. Place isn't cluttered. I just have this thing about not being able to own nice things (Specialized Sequoia, Yeti ASRC, Gunnar and slew of bikes and what not. Amazed I still own the Coffee Grinder.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:29
Face
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Because no roi on cg.

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.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:38
motorbacon
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Ha. ROI.

Kind of...true.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 01:42
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #46714)

kmcdon wrote:
We'll see. So far I've noticed that fitting the Surly rear rack (which I already own) required spreading the rack by a few mm. Not an issue IMO. The 24 pack front rack fit without any issues whatsoever. I also had to spacer out the seattube bottle cage to get it to clear the pusher, but I'm not sure I can blame Surly on that. I find it interesting that it came with a problem solvers clamp. Also, a 20oz insulated bottle barely fits on the seattube cage, and this is a large frame.

Full rundown coming, I'll commute on it tomorrow and camp on it this weekend. So far, it rides really nice and I like it. But, that's about 5 city miles. We'll see. I'm excited.

The bolt-on "QR" hub is bizarre, but I guess so are horizontal thru-axle dropouts. I've always thought the ECR sounded like the bike I would ride the most if I had it - a little bit less janky than my Krampug as far as wheels go but still big tire fun. Interested to see your final review!

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:58
kmcdon
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(Reply to #46715)

I don't mind the bolt on QR hub, you can just remove the bolts and put a QR in if you like. Regarding the thru-axle rear dropouts, they're actually kind of neat. Surly fixed the stupid-as-fuck track ends for 2017, and they notched out a bit on the bottom, so you can actually just drop the wheel out the bottom now instead of fighting the dangler. Ladybiek's krampus is also this way. I think the rear is boost on this thing, but I haven't measured/tried a boost wheel in it yet.

http://surlybikes.com/uploads/blog/Rear_spacing_and_dropouts_2.jpg

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 13:01
Whippin Skidz
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I won't lie, I really want an ECR with the stupid bars.

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 13:33
nevernotnuts
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(Reply to #46717)

kmcdon wrote:
have a little trouble setting those tires up?

tires set up just fine. burped the rear, made a mess, don't care.

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:59
nevernotnuts
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(Reply to #46718)

liquify wrote:
How you got dat rear lighty jawn attached? Still trying to figure out a place for my secula fender light sans fenders for the time being.

Where dat front light pointing?

rear light bracket is a ben rainbow special
re: front light- i'm always reaching down to make situational adjustments. the iqx is no joke. v bright!

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:01
nevernotnuts
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(Reply to #46719)

mander wrote:
nevernotnuts wrote:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Holy god how low is that low gear?

low gear is low.
30 x 42
is that weird? i think it's great for loaded single track and shred portals... just pedal all around at a comfy cadence.

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:07
nevernotnuts
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(Reply to #46720)

chazzwazzer wrote:
mander wrote:
Also

What bars are those, they look nice

Gonna guess Neoclassics

44cm Neoclassics
first time i've run them (coming off of some 3T something with shallow drops) and they feel great! lots of distinct hand positions.

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 20:11
chazzwazzer
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I relaced the rear HED to a DT Swiss track hub so I'd actually use these wheels. Got it glued just in time for the season to end, shrug emoji. I'm pretty happy with the amount of rad I've gotten from this old Langster.

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:12
hamb3ik
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Love this thing.

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 21:09
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #46723)

nevernotnuts wrote:
low gear is low.
30 x 42
is that weird? i think it's great for loaded single track and shred portals... just pedal all around at a comfy cadence.

I am really coming around to this after using a 26x32 low gear for thousands upon thousands of feet of steep loaded sandcrawling and rockhopping this weekend

that's having done a looot of dumb hueg shit riding homercars with 34x32, or 34x36 for a few even bigger shits with corn in em

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 03:22
motorbacon
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Updated it a bit.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:01
curiousincident
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that cable pull adjuster jawn work well for you? i seem to think i've heard positive reviews here...

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:17
Viggen
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smiley

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:07
fixed
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that's awesome

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:24
circuithero
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That bike fucks. Please tell me that rear Tanpan works better than the inline one.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:48
motorbacon
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I've installed a slew of Tanpans, some that have over 4000 miles and they work great. Rear mount seems to work better than inline

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:53
circuithero
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That's what I figured. It only makes sense to have the slack earlier in the system.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:57
Shortpants
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(Reply to #46731)

hamb3ik wrote:
Love this thing.

This isn't getting enough love. I'll respectfully disagree with the bell mount but why the hell do you have that yellowed dork still on the rear wheel?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:17
Mr. Pubes
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well sir, that there is so the chain dont go in the spokes. its on the rear wheel because theres a higher risk of it happening to the rear, opposed to the front.

but i agree, front should have one too.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:33
hamb3ik
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Agreed that the bell location isn't ideal. The pie plate was me trolling my coworkers but I somehow forgot about it. Will remove.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:10
blackholelectron
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(Reply to #46734)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
I am really coming around to this after using a 26x32 low gear for thousands upon thousands of feet of steep loaded sandcrawling and rockhopping this weekend

that's having done a looot of dumb hueg shit riding homercars with 34x32, or 34x36 for a few even bigger shits with corn in em

If I was to do something silly like this with a 50-34 or 46-30 up front and an 11-40 in the rear would y'all recommend the long cage XT dangler?

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:59
ckd
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(Reply to #46735)

Mr. Pubes wrote:
well sir, that there is so the chain dont go in the spokes. its on the rear wheel because theres a higher risk of it happening to the rear, opposed to the front.

but i agree, front should have one too.

Not a bad idea to put a couple on the handlebars too so you don't pinch your fingers in your shifter pods.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:03
hamb3ik
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New front rack/basket. My least expensive bikes are my favorites.

Again with questionable bell location. Upside down nds allows my index finger to sit on striker and middle/ring finger on lever.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:30
E-ROCK
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That bike rules.

...what bars bro?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:11
crowding
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That is a proper basketbiek

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:25
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #46739)

ckd wrote:
Mr. Pubes wrote:
well sir, that there is so the chain dont go in the spokes. its on the rear wheel because theres a higher risk of it happening to the rear, opposed to the front.

but i agree, front should have one too.

Not a bad idea to put a couple on the handlebars too so you don't pinch your fingers in your shifter pods.

Have you been reading the rivblog?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:26
Goddamnit Gunther
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smiley

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:48
Todd
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(Reply to #46741)

chazzwazzer wrote:

I relaced the rear HED to a DT Swiss track hub so I'd actually use these wheels. Got it glued just in time for the season to end, shrug emoji. I'm pretty happy with the amount of rad I've gotten from this old Langster.

Tarckbike were actual track bikes get ignored and Craigslist MTBs with pie plates get fawned over.

Josh this thing is rad BTW.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:58
fixed
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yes i would absolutely love to ride that around most anyplace

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:15
ckd
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(Reply to #46743)

johnasavoia wrote:
ckd wrote:
Mr. Pubes wrote:
well sir, that there is so the chain dont go in the spokes. its on the rear wheel because theres a higher risk of it happening to the rear, opposed to the front.

but i agree, front should have one too.

Not a bad idea to put a couple on the handlebars too so you don't pinch your fingers in your shifter pods.

Have you been reading the rivblog?

Whoa.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:12
NOVELTYNAME
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Basically old bmx grips with donuts

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:54
Face
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Superb ultra air-cushion

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.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:15
emor
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(Reply to #46746)

johnasavoia wrote:
ckd wrote:
Mr. Pubes wrote:
well sir, that there is so the chain dont go in the spokes. its on the rear wheel because theres a higher risk of it happening to the rear, opposed to the front.

but i agree, front should have one too.

Not a bad idea to put a couple on the handlebars too so you don't pinch your fingers in your shifter pods.

Have you been reading the rivblog?

God damn it

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:50
jimmythefly
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I would think with some judicious trimming and hole-ing of a tennis ball, one could fashing a much more comprehensive cover.

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.

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:12
aerobear
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(Reply to #46748)

jimmythefly wrote:
I would think with some judicious trimming and hole-ing of a tennis ball, one could fashing a much more comprehensive cover.

hmm, that's a good idea.
but maybe the mini tennis ball size

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:10
mander
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Ball-cock washer

Edit: acknowledged by :Grant: in the original blug

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:57
littletinyfish
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(Reply to #46750)

aerobear wrote:
jimmythefly wrote:
I would think with some judicious trimming and hole-ing of a tennis ball, one could fashing a much more comprehensive cover.

hmm, that's a good idea.
but maybe the mini tennis ball size

Already hi-viz for immediate max Fred-itude.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:19

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