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Tail Hook Lengthener
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Excellent 47,000th post.

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Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:07
iwillbe
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Same Saila, only with no triathalon buttrocket bottle holders, and LightBicycle rims, the 46mm deep, 28mm wide ones. As expected, the tires (Schwalbe's G-One in 30mm sizeway) are sitting a little wider than on the previous dtr460s, about 32mm as of now. that's about as much as the fork can handle with a little clearance reserved.
The spencer is getting pretty close to what I want for long rides.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:28
guccipolo

Picked up this frame in a bundle deal with some used bikes I was getting for the shop. Designed to be based off of the first generation Eastern Woods Research frames, but with nicer tubing, more clearance and longer stays. Mostly a parts bin build with a few fun things I've been waiting for the right project to use.

Also has a 6 bolt fixed cog on the other side of that hub, because why not?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 19:46
joy of vaping
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That's a really high bottom bracket.

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 13:25
Rusty Piton
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Those are some awesome green Raleighs guys.

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

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 13:38
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #47006)

joy of vaping wrote:
That's a really high bottom bracket.

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:36
kmcdon
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all the more better for getting rad.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 00:59
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #47008)

kmcdon wrote:
all the more better for getting rad on the east coast

fixed that for rocks

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

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 04:13
y
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(Reply to #47009)

iwillbe wrote:

Same Saila, only with no triathalon buttrocket bottle holders, and LightBicycle rims, the 46mm deep, 28mm wide ones. As expected, the tires (Schwalbe's G-One in 30mm sizeway) are sitting a little wider than on the previous dtr460s, about 32mm as of now. that's about as much as the fork can handle with a little clearance reserved.
The spencer is getting pretty close to what I want for long rides.

i've discerned spencer-luggage is very popular. what are folks carrying on rides?

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 17:52
kmcdon
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(Reply to #47010)

y wrote:
iwillbe wrote:

Same Saila, only with no triathalon buttrocket bottle holders, and LightBicycle rims, the 46mm deep, 28mm wide ones. As expected, the tires (Schwalbe's G-One in 30mm sizeway) are sitting a little wider than on the previous dtr460s, about 32mm as of now. that's about as much as the fork can handle with a little clearance reserved.
The spencer is getting pretty close to what I want for long rides.

i've discerned spencer-luggage is very popular. what are folks carrying on rides?

I did a 90km to day with front randobag and large saddlebag. I carried:

extra layers
4 cameras
weed
lock
snacks
tools
pump

that's about it. I had a good bit of extra space that I wasn't using.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:03
iwillbe
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One stem bag has all the stuff I used to carry in my jersey pockets, the other has my phone and any soft clothing I take off during the ride. the outer pockets have Visine, a hanky, a small knife, and probably a few wrappers from shockingly unhealthy gas station snacks (spicy pina colada nut mix! yes please!). On hot days, maybe an extra water bottle bottle or a soda pop. It's a little handier than the overstuffed jersey pockets alternative for a long ride, and having a bit extra storage space is nice. I still use my jersey pockets for random stuff; that teeny saddle bag may get its contents redistributed into other bags. Having a water-resistant closable bag for my phone feels safer than a ziploc in my center jersey pocket.
The framebag is good for an overnight's worth of stuff, an extra bottle, and other random detritus of the scorcher's life. I'm going to see if I can muscle a ground pad and teeny bivvy into it, once I puchase said things. Trying to avoid one of those massive seat bags.

My aim is to nail a good setup for rides of 200k and longer, with possible stops to sleep for a bit along the way. I'm not really intersted in doing a lot of offroad riding, or in camping with the full complement of tent and fire and whatnot, more like crashing for a few hours and going again. This setup seems as if it's very close to getting that done. I would like to make an internal tightener for the back third of the frame bag, so that I can cinch it in to keep it from brushing my knees - it was made with the wider stance of an mtb in mind, perhaps.

TL;DR: long distance riding setup, without bags that need racks.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:12
kmcdon
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his+hers.

After MONTHS of fucking with the buena vista, LB has finally confirmed that the cockpit and fit are spot-on, and now does not complain on rides over 30mi. (57mi today and she had no fit issues. wahooooo!!!)

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:33
mdilthey
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2009?-2013. Raleigh Port Townsend. Proud to say I killed this spencer with a lack of maintenance and three crashes. The dead frame now lives on a wall in the basement of my LBS.

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 20:31
chazzwazzer
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(Reply to #47014)

y wrote:
i've discerned spencer-luggage is very popular. what are folks carrying on rides?

I carry the usual tool/lever/tubes/mini-pump. A frame bag is really helpful in winter (with layers going on and off) in that it keeps stuff out of my jacket and jersey, but it's also a good place to stuff gloves, extra clothes, etc. I put my phone and wallet in there too so if I eat it, they won't go flying all over.

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:33
jamesacklin
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4 hour kit: 4 CLIF bars, wallet, phone, levers, multi-tool, 2 x tubes, frame pump, 2 x 24oz bottles with 1.5 scoops of Skratch each, Garmin. Maybe an extra layer if forecast calls for rain >30%. Have only wanted for a bag once, when temps rose from 35 at the start to 65 towards the end of the ride (??!!!?!???!?!). I had pulled off shoe covers, gloves, and legwarmers, with nowhere to put all of it.

I'm also a freak and ride with two tubes, but have never called an Uber home (knock on wood).

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:58
iwillbe
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(Reply to #47016)

jamesacklin wrote:
4 hour kit: 4 CLIF bars, wallet, phone, levers, multi-tool, 2 x tubes, frame pump, 2 x 24oz bottles with 1.5 scoops of Skratch each, Garmin. Maybe an extra layer if forecast calls for rain >30%. Have only wanted for a bag once, when temps rose from 35 at the start to 65 towards the end of the ride (??!!!?!???!?!). I had pulled off shoe covers, gloves, and legwarmers, with nowhere to put all of it.

I'm also a freak and ride with two tubes, but have never called an Uber home (knock on wood).

I 100% can fit all that stuff into jersey pockets and a small saddle bag, and did for fifteen years. For really long rides I'd put a little handlebar bag on. I'm finding that a stem bag with a good one-hand open/close is just more convenient than an overloaded jersey, and doesn't make me feel any slower. I'm in conversation with a couple of bag makers about an h-bar bag that's actually usable while riding, might toss that into the mix too.
for four hours, I don't need a frame bag (unless as you said 30+ degree temp swings demand a whole lot of costume changes mid ride), but it largely disappears once I'm riding. I may be singing a different tune if I have a long ride in stiff crosswinds, but thus far it's been pretty convenient.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:48
jamesacklin
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Agreed. The stem caddy is extremely nice for eating in the winter. Less unzipping and fooling around.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:05
Rentable Faxmachine
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ABAF (All Bikes Are Fargos)

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:26
Rusty Piton
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BB7s?
In 2017?

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

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:36
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #47020)

Rusty Piton wrote:
BB7s?
In 2017?

Yup. I didn't want to fark around with SRAM's hydros. Plus, the frame came with BB7s.

-edit- If I was going to spend actual money I'd have gone with shamino wet brakes

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:40
jamesacklin
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I have this cool brain disease that makes me turn every spencer into this bike

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:47
Todd
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you're gonna love my new spencer then.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:53
jdsmooth
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sick hybird

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

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:19
jamesacklin
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Yeah having a hybrid is great, riding in normal shoes is great, riding a normal spencer is great. Considering pulling the dumb Paul brakes off for non-series Shimano Vs (as described in SHARTQ thread) and maybe... Marathons? I have some unused USHs but I hate them so much

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:25
balooon
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(Reply to #47025)

kmcdon wrote:

I did a 90km to day with front randobag and large saddlebag. I carried:

extra layers
4 cameras
weed
lock
snacks
tools
pump

that's about it. I had a good bit of extra space that I wasn't using.

but what was the 4th camera

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:04
Rusty Piton
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I might have that same brain disease.

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

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:27
joy of vaping
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sw8 hybrid disease is preferable to flat ramp disease.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:29
Rusty Piton
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.

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

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30
kmcdon
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(Reply to #47029)

balooon wrote:
kmcdon wrote:

I did a 90km to day with front randobag and large saddlebag. I carried:

extra layers
4 cameras
weed
lock
snacks
tools
pump

that's about it. I had a good bit of extra space that I wasn't using.

but what was the 4th camera

haha
lumix lx100
some point and shoot piece of garbage that I'm doing a project with
leica m6
yashica-mat 124g

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:38
balooon
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(Reply to #47030)

kmcdon wrote:
balooon wrote:
kmcdon wrote:

I did a 90km to day with front randobag and large saddlebag. I carried:

extra layers
4 cameras
weed
lock
snacks
tools
pump

that's about it. I had a good bit of extra space that I wasn't using.

but what was the 4th camera

haha
lumix lx100
some point and shoot piece of garbage that I'm doing a project with
leica m6
yashica-mat 124g

nice, the garbage point & shoot was the wildcard. How are TLR ergonomics for adventure photography?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:58
kmcdon
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the TLR definitely makes you have to slow down, meter, and really think about it. My main "landscape" camera is a bronica sq-ai kit that comes in around 22lbs. That's not going backpacking or bikeriding unless the focus of the trip is photography and only photography. The TLR gives me 95% of the image quality, but without the benefit of interchangeable lenses or film backs. It also weighs about 2lbs, so I can take it places like this:

But, you aren't taking photos without getting off the spencer for a minute or so, for sure.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:05
Todd
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Jesus guys.
I used to go ride after work in the woods with a couple of beers a hand pump and a tube taped to my frame.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:15
shane.rrr
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I have found I like taking photos forcing me to slow down and stop for a minute. Otherwise I get into the bad habit of just moving forward with minimal stops.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:19
kmcdon
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(Reply to #47034)

Todd wrote:
Jesus guys.
I used to go ride after work in the woods with a couple of beers a hand pump and a tube taped to my frame.

I mean, that was a 4 day camping trip, so there's that lol (a lot of that volume is also cans of beer.)

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:21
Todd
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(Reply to #47035)

kmcdon wrote:
Todd wrote:
Jesus guys.
I used to go ride after work in the woods with a couple of beers a hand pump and a tube taped to my frame.

I mean, that was a 4 day camping trip, so there's that lol (a lot of that volume is also cans of beer.)

I'm more talking to the folks using a bunch of bags to go riding for an afternoon.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:25
iwillbe
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(Reply to #47036)

Todd wrote:
kmcdon wrote:
Todd wrote:
Jesus guys.
I used to go ride after work in the woods with a couple of beers a hand pump and a tube taped to my frame.

I mean, that was a 4 day camping trip, so there's that lol (a lot of that volume is also cans of beer.)

I'm more talking to the folks using a bunch of bags to go riding for an afternoon.

I think most of those bikes, mine included, are intermittently used for much longer rides. Details are freely available in the above posts.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:27
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #47037)

joy of vaping wrote:
sw8 hybrid disease is preferable to flat ramp disease.

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

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:47
Todd
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(Reply to #47038)

iwillbe wrote:
Todd wrote:
kmcdon wrote:
Todd wrote:
Jesus guys.
I used to go ride after work in the woods with a couple of beers a hand pump and a tube taped to my frame.

I mean, that was a 4 day camping trip, so there's that lol (a lot of that volume is also cans of beer.)

I'm more talking to the folks using a bunch of bags to go riding for an afternoon.

I think most of those bikes, mine included, are intermittently used for much longer rides. Details are freely available in the above posts.

Oh I saw the detail. I know you're riding for like 4 hours or more.
I still think you are drastically overpacking.
But then ATMO bags on bikes (other than a small seat pack for tools) are universally annoying. in some way.
Even though you may ride differently than me, I still think having all those bags sucks.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:56
kmcdon
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Conversely, on Sunday when we did the nice 60whatever miles, my buddy had his jersey pockets stuffed with a bunch of crap. I can't imagine that being comfortable.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:11
iwillbe
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(Reply to #47040)

Todd wrote:
iwillbe wrote:
Todd wrote:
kmcdon wrote:
Todd wrote:
Jesus guys.
I used to go ride after work in the woods with a couple of beers a hand pump and a tube taped to my frame.

I mean, that was a 4 day camping trip, so there's that lol (a lot of that volume is also cans of beer.)

I'm more talking to the folks using a bunch of bags to go riding for an afternoon.

I think most of those bikes, mine included, are intermittently used for much longer rides. Details are freely available in the above posts.

Oh I saw the detail. I know you're riding for like 4 hours or more.
I still think you are drastically overpacking.
But then ATMO bags on bikes (other than a small seat pack for tools) are universally annoying. in some way.
Even though you may ride differently than me, I still think having all those bags sucks.

Lol ok boss have fun with a tape-wrapped tube on your seatpost or whatever

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:17
kmcdon
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"boss"

thems fightin' words

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:19
iwillbe
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I'm fixing to scrap on this here information superhighway website

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:22
Todd
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standard procedure tiger.
Enjoy rubbing your thighs on canvas all day while riding a spencer that sounds like a toolbox tossed in a truckbed.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:12
iwillbe
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(Reply to #47044)

Todd wrote:
Enjoy rubbing your thighs

I always do!

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:20
derrayyyvid
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swapped out for a longer stem and finally figured out a clicking noise. goes fast is very fun!

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:09
liquify
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I think Todd’s Rapha wardrobe would disintegrate if he put bags on his bikes.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:57
Todd
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(Reply to #47047)

liquify wrote:
I think Todd’s Rapha wardrobe would disintegrate if he put bags on his bikes.

U right tho.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:08
Rusty Piton
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Even if he used this bag?

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

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:08
Bahamontes
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FWIW, the Rapha bibs I destroyed via framebag on the Huracan last year were replaced under the crash replacement policy without question.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:28
Todd
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(Reply to #47050)

Bahamontes wrote:
FWIW, the Rapha bibs I destroyed via framebag on the Huracan last year were replaced under the crash replacement policy without question.

I think he meant disintegrate out of shame...

Though they should do that every time i mountain spencer in them.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:53

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