Bike parts you wish existed but dont.

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shiftGNAR
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Bike parts you wish existed but dont.

Fenders or rear racks with a light built in.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 14:28
y
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28mm PR3's

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 14:31
barba

y wrote:
28mm PR3's

More good quality, wider slicks in general.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 14:41
mander
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shiftpgdn wrote:
Fenders or rear racks with a light built in.

Have i got news for you!

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.asp#fendermounted

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.asp#racks

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 14:41
Larry Winget
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affordable fenders in this style for the US market

modern MTB thumb shifters
modern shallow drop bars in 26.0 (no wing shape for quill stem-friendliness). Front cable grooves only plz. They should come in 40, 42, and 44 at least, and ideally 46
wide cloth tape with a light cork backing
a badass stainless steel thermos with no fugly logos that fits in a standard bottle cage

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 14:47
PopsicleWalrus
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tarckeemoon wrote:
a badass stainless steel thermos with no fugly logos that fits in a standard bottle cage

Check out this one: http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-Briefcase-Bottle-17OZ-500ML/dp/B000NHPDPW

I use a thick metal water bottle cage and it fits just fine. I bent the cage in a little to make it hold tighter, but haven't had many problems on my commutes to work.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:12
mad scientist
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New style Campy Brifters with alloy levers.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:11
blickblocks
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in before handjob saddle

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:16
y
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mad scientist wrote:
New style Campy Brifters with alloy levers.

athena is carbon-wrapped alloy.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:24
Patch
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barba wrote:
y wrote:
28mm PR3's

More good quality, wider slicks in general.

This.
Lemme know if you guys see any great ruffy tuffy/rolly poly deals.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:38
biek

blickblocks wrote:
in before handjob saddle

aww man beat me to it :/

prostate massage saddle?

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:51
mad scientist
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y wrote:
mad scientist wrote:
New style Campy Brifters with alloy levers.

athena is carbon-wrapped alloy.

If only it were inside out... I like the silver finish. The new Athena boggles my mind since the rest of the group is purposefully an alloy finish.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:52
mad scientist
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biekridder wrote:
blickblocks wrote:
in before handjob saddle

aww man beat me to it :/

prostate massage saddle?

Selle Italia Flite Pastiglia?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:53
Patch
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Carbon wrapping anything is as fred as it gets.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:55
GRHebard
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carbon wrapping some things adds different characteristics.

wrapping wood in carbon fiber creates awesome flexing properties.
wrapping foamcore with carbon fiber is HED3c, which is 4632789543 times stiffer than a hollow carbon rim

wrapping for aesthetics is dumb tho

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:00
DBR
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GRHebard wrote:
which is 4632789543 times stiffer than a hollow carbon rim

that shit's ACCURATE

I want those above-brake fenders too.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:05
GRHebard
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its very scientific, i dont want to get into it right now

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:14
chevy42083

shiftpgdn wrote:
Fenders or rear racks with a light built in.

Sooo... Get stuck in this rain this morning?

blickblocks wrote:
in before handjob saddle

slight lol when combined with your avatar.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:22
deadforkinglast
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barba wrote:
y wrote:
28mm PR3's

More good quality, wider slicks in general.

These are totally rad and slick as hell.:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/kojak
Available in 700c x 35mm

Not completely slick, but these still seem awesome, and come in 700c x 30-38mm:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/marathon_racer

700 x 30, wire bead, no frills. These seem like they might be nice, but I've never seen them in real life:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/speed_cruiser

Then, of course, if you're serious about a wide tire and have a shit-ton of clearance, there's the Big Apple. I have never had a tire make me as happy as the 26 x 2.35" Big Apples I have on my '84 Specialized Stumpjumper. They're actually super fast and they corner incredibly well because they're so round and slick. So fast and comfortable, you completely forget they're 895 g. each...
http://www.schwalbetires.com/big_apple

Basically, Schwalbe is the shit and I'm all about them right now.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:28
y
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aluminum lever suck the friggan heat out of your fingers

*unless you only bike when it's warm 'n sunny

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:31
mander
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deadforkinglast wrote:
barba wrote:
y wrote:
28mm PR3's

More good quality, wider slicks in general.

These are totally rad and slick as hell.:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/kojak
Available in 700c x 35mm

Not completely slick, but these still seem awesome, and come in 700c x 30-38mm:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/marathon_racer

700 x 30, wire bead, no frills. These seem like they might be nice, but I've never seen them in real life:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/speed_cruiser

Then, of course, if you're serious about a wide tire and have a shit-ton of clearance, there's the Big Apple. I have never had a tire make me as happy as the 26 x 2.35" Big Apples I have on my '84 Specialized Stumpjumper. They're actually super fast and they corner incredibly well because they're so round and slick. So fast and comfortable, you completely forget they're 895 g. each...
http://www.schwalbetires.com/big_apple

Basically, Schwalbe is the shit and I'm all about them right now.

Those look great, thanks for the tip.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:47
mad scientist
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y wrote:
aluminum lever suck the friggan heat out of your fingers

*unless you only bike when it's warm 'n sunny

Dynamo aluminum lever heating system?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:59
biek

'84 stumpjumper: rad

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:02
biek

y wrote:
aluminum lever suck the friggan heat out of your fingers

*unless you only bike when it's warm 'n sunny

breaks r4 fakes

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:03
Gary Fissure

I'm trying to figure out if you could make a centerpull/u brake that would utilize the canti mounts on a 700c bike as some kind of Paul Racer mount -type thing for 650b or 26 wheels. That would be fucking cool.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:18
1percenttruck
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barba wrote:
y wrote:
28mm PR3's

More good quality, wider slicks in general.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:21
Ant P. BearCave
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tarckeemoon wrote:
affordable fenders in this style for the US market

how much do those cost? i can't think why someone else doesn't make them, they aren't a technological master piece.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:44
GRHebard
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i could make those with tools in the art department building at school + some old fender hardware.
srsly

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:55
Larry Winget
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antcave wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
affordable fenders in this style for the US market

how much do those cost? i can't think why someone else doesn't make them, they aren't a technological master piece.

The most expensive ones are 65 Euros, or close to $100. That's still less than half of what the carbon Berthoud ones cost.

You're right. There's nothing very complex about them, but nobody here is doing it.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 19:02
Matthew Trujillo

shiftpgdn wrote:
Fenders or rear racks with a light built in.

my peugeot is ike that

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 21:16
kevinwulf
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There's gotta be something better out there than the current style of chainring bolts.

Also +millions on the nicer 28-32mm tire options.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 21:50
deadforkinglast
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biekridder wrote:
'84 stumpjumper: rad

Hella rad. I'm so stoked on this bicycle.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 23:28
wickedwagon
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wotan wrote:
There's gotta be something better out there than the current style of chainring bolts.

do you mean the dual allen bolts or ...?

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 23:30
teepz
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QR cleats

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 23:33
muzzy
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inexpensive winter shoes

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 00:01
tom

i think gatorskins would look better all black

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 00:17
walrus
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Bear-O-Dactyl wrote:
wotan wrote:
There's gotta be something better out there than the current style of chainring bolts.

do you mean the dual allen bolts or ...?

my omniums have the dual allen bolts, and they're kickass compared to normal chainring bolts. i don't know where to buy them separately, but truth be told, i've never looked.

i would like decent toe-clippable pedals made for regular shoes that don't cost $200. when i get a chance i will be making some for myself.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:54
mander
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walrus wrote:
Bear-O-Dactyl wrote:
wotan wrote:
There's gotta be something better out there than the current style of chainring bolts.

do you mean the dual allen bolts or ...?

my omniums have the dual allen bolts, and they're kickass compared to normal chainring bolts. i don't know where to buy them separately, but truth be told, i've never looked.

You all do know about these right? I fabricated one from an old steel tire lever once before i knew they were commercially available.

http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/38/qkcnw2c/park-tool-chainring-nut-wrench.html

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 03:45
aek
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yeah, but those still suck.

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

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 05:29
Cliffbear
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aek wrote:
yeah, but those still suck.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 05:42
mander
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true dat... i actually didn't know that dual allen ones existed. It does sound like a much better system.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 06:36
kevinwulf
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Son Gohan wrote:
aek wrote:
yeah, but those still suck.

mander wrote:
true dat... i actually didn't know that dual allen ones existed. It does sound like a much better system.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 07:02
Gary Fissure

I wish Shimano made a mtn rear derailleur that didn't have raised lettering and look like it was designed by star trek. basically a non-series Ultegra-level polished one that would fit in with their road groups.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 18:46
Captain Gnarlock
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when someone makes an SPD-compatible shoe that looks like a Samba, they will clean the fuck up.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 18:52
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Purrington Snugglesworth wrote:
when someone makes an SPD-compatible shoe that looks like a Samba, they will clean the fuck up.

I shave my legs and hardly touch a bike between races and training rides, but I'd totally buy these.

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.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 19:18
darklordoflove

Yep, me too. Love Sambas.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 19:16
spaghetti
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head tube pad

carbon fiber u-lock

socially acceptable motor for my bike

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 19:43
EJ
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tarckeemoon wrote:
affordable fenders in this style for the US market

modern MTB thumb shifters
modern shallow drop bars in 26.0 (no wing shape for quill stem-friendliness). Front cable grooves only plz. They should come in 40, 42, and 44 at least, and ideally 46
wide cloth tape with a light cork backing
a badass stainless steel thermos with no fugly logos that fits in a standard bottle cage

Just ran across this DIY and blog for that matter.
I wish peril sensitive oakley radars existed.

ckd wrote:
Hey Josh, WTF is up with your signature?

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 21:52
wickedwagon
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Purrington Snugglesworth wrote:
when someone makes an SPD-compatible shoe that looks like a Samba, they will clean the fuck up.

hell yes. that will be a wonderful day

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 22:47
bexley
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sneaky viking wrote:
I wish Shimano made a mtn rear derailleur that didn't have raised lettering and look like it was designed by star trek. basically a non-series Ultegra-level polished one that would fit in with their road groups.

I'm just going to take this opportunity to throw my support behind all of your opinions.

I will be crushed if it turns out you support Israel or something. In hindsight, I probably should have limited my previous statement to bikes.

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 12:48
U
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1/2" pitch drive trains

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 13:02

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