Bike parts you wish existed but dont.

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zombie

zombie wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
Head lugs for 1 1/8" steerer tubes. Maybe they do exist. I dunno.

Many different kinds.

Pre-polished SS ones, even.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 14:09
halbritt
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zombie wrote:
zombie wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
Head lugs for 1 1/8" steerer tubes. Maybe they do exist. I dunno.

Many different kinds.

Pre-polished SS ones, even.

Fairly common, even (I have some).

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 14:43
biek

aek wrote:
JackD wrote:
biekridder wrote:
compass stem cap is dumbest idea ever- the metal bike frame will interfere with the magnetic waves, making compass direction go all screwy.

Alu won't affect a compass at all. Has to be magnetic like steel or nickel. Since the compass is co-axial with the major steel parts closest to it (head tube, bearings and races) they are unlikely to disrupt the compass in a meaningful way. Most bars nowadays are alu or cf so that shouldn't have a big effect. Given the precision of the compass markings (basically every 45 degrees or so, the thing is likely to be just fine.

But if you doubt it, the test is easy, take a compass and set it on top of your stem. See what happens.

that compass looks like it could be wrapped in a magnet. how do you think magnets on cars, boats, most places they are used work? you wrap it in a magnet that pulls equally from all sides, or something to that nature, as far as i understand it.

tru, alu won't affect compass. on boats you adjust a series of built- in magnets/metal weights in the compass via a screw to give correct readings. not sure about cars- most of those have digital compasses which might be gps based(?)

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 15:19
halbritt
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Nah, digital compass is just a magnetometer and a little logic.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 20:31
bexley
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In the land of pick-up-sticks streets I've concluded that this would be useful

I'll find a stick-on compass or something since my stem is a quill.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 21:01
zombie

bexley wrote:
In the land of pick-up-sticks streets I've concluded that this would be useful

I'll find a stick-on compass or something since my stem is a quill.

The only way I can navigate there is by picking a tall landmark and keeping track of it, like being in the woods.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 21:03
StemCaptain
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Hello all - StemCaptain Mike here. New to tarckbike, first post. I saw some traffic coming from here to the stemcaptain site, and decided to check it out. (Google Analytics is an amazing tool!)

First, thanks for the dicussion. I want to post to confirm a couple of things already stated. JackD is right on. Only magnetic metals will effect the function of the compass. The Captain is made out of non-magnetic 6061-T6 aluminum, the compass insert is held in place by a nylon set screw. As JackD pointed out, most stems are non-magnetic (Al or CF) as well. The closest steel parts are usually the stem cap bolt and the fork steer tube. Since these are on the same center as the compass, they don't effect the reading. I have encountered some stem cap bolts that are slightly magnetized. This can occur if a magnetized tool has been used on the bolt. A magnetized bolt will indeed skew the reading slightly. The solution to this is to switch out the bolt for a non-magnetic one. I am going to be offering aluminum stem cap bolts on the site, and was thinking about just providing them along with the compass.

Hope you don't mind my input. Check out our other stuff at the StemCaptain website.

Cheers,
Mike

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 09:35
ArtBlur
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StemCaptain wrote:
Hello all - StemCaptain Mike here. New to tarckbike, first post. I saw some traffic coming from here to the stemcaptain site, and decided to check it out. (Google Analytics is an amazing tool!)

First, thanks for the dicussion. I want to post to confirm a couple of things already stated. JackD is right on. Only magnetic metals will effect the function of the compass. The Captain is made out of non-magnetic 6061-T6 aluminum, the compass insert is held in place by a nylon set screw. As JackD pointed out, most stems are non-magnetic (Al or CF) as well. The closest steel parts are usually the stem cap bolt and the fork steer tube. Since these are on the same center as the compass, they don't effect the reading. I have encountered some stem cap bolts that are slightly magnetized. This can occur if a magnetized tool has been used on the bolt. A magnetized bolt will indeed skew the reading slightly. The solution to this is to switch out the bolt for a non-magnetic one. I am going to be offering aluminum stem cap bolts on the site, and was thinking about just providing them along with the compass.

Hope you don't mind my input. Check out our other stuff at the StemCaptain website.

Cheers,
Mike

welcome

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 13:02
Ant P. BearCave
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i like those clocks

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 18:08
oogens
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antcave wrote:
i like those clocks

+1, but it wouldn't look right on the one bike i have that's threadless. might have to do it anyways

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 18:27
bexley
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Tarck just summons a manufacturer like that?

StemCaptain is a start. Shoot for Campy or SRAM next time.

(Thanks for chiming in, StemCaptain Mike. Your input was welcome.)

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 18:35
Ant P. BearCave
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thats how we got tzusing.

so how much for stem cap with tarcklogo? GB?

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 20:21
Gary Fissure

threadless crabon bullmoose bars

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 08:39
johnnyraja
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
threadless crabon bullmoose bars

Not crabon, but made for threadless:

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/MGParts.htm

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 10:30
Larry Winget
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I think some consumer-oriented fitting tools would be nice.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 11:18
Rusty Piton
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No carbon but they do have Ti!

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

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 11:18
timberland boots
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StemCaptain wrote:
Hello all - StemCaptain Mike here. New to tarckbike, first post. I saw some traffic coming from here to the stemcaptain site, and decided to check it out. (Google Analytics is an amazing tool!)

First, thanks for the dicussion. I want to post to confirm a couple of things already stated. JackD is right on. Only magnetic metals will effect the function of the compass. The Captain is made out of non-magnetic 6061-T6 aluminum, the compass insert is held in place by a nylon set screw. As JackD pointed out, most stems are non-magnetic (Al or CF) as well. The closest steel parts are usually the stem cap bolt and the fork steer tube. Since these are on the same center as the compass, they don't effect the reading. I have encountered some stem cap bolts that are slightly magnetized. This can occur if a magnetized tool has been used on the bolt. A magnetized bolt will indeed skew the reading slightly. The solution to this is to switch out the bolt for a non-magnetic one. I am going to be offering aluminum stem cap bolts on the site, and was thinking about just providing them along with the compass.

Hope you don't mind my input. Check out our other stuff at the StemCaptain website.

Cheers,
Mike

Wouldn't it be easier to just tell people to remove the bolt after setting their preload?

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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 11:31
NOVELTYNAME
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Rusty Piton wrote:
No carbon but they do have Ti!

the owner of mountain goat accidently added a photo like this to an auction on ebay and i wrote him a message to find out what those were. kind of rad, now half obsolete.

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:57
johnnyraja
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More than half obsolete. But still really rad:

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:00
Gary Fissure

which half is obsolete? is there a new system that has replaced threadless?!
those are rad.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:06
NOVELTYNAME
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$425 rad? that's pushing it. wold ride regardless. still kind of thinking about buying the steel ones unless i can get a shop deal on the Ti ones (even at $300 it would be spendy)

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:36
johnnyraja
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
which half is obsolete? is there a new system that has replaced threadless?!
those are rad.

The half where you can't choose the length, angle, etc.

Edit: Also still thinking of getting a set of the steel ones.

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 14:10
b-roll
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Still waiting for someone to come through with a source for those double allen chainring bolts. Have 'em on an Truvativ double crankset, want 'em for the track bike! Found some with torx on both sides, but this somehow seems worse.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:46
Rusty Piton
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johnnyraja wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
which half is obsolete? is there a new system that has replaced threadless?!
those are rad.

The half where you can't choose the length, angle, etc.

Edit: Also still thinking of getting a set of the steel ones.

Yeah, I might get some for my xtrabikle. That'd be neat.

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

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:57
oogens
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b-roll wrote:
Still waiting for someone to come through with a source for those double allen chainring bolts. Have 'em on an Truvativ double crankset, want 'em for the track bike! Found some with torx on both sides, but this somehow seems worse.

sram must sell them, my red crankset has the same thing. seriously the best idea since...ever

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:15
akasnowmaaan
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48cm handlebars other than Nitto Noodles.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 08:58
mander
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a bar bag for front rack mounting that isn't twee, doesn't suck and costs less than $150.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 09:38
redtailin

oogenssssss wrote:
b-roll wrote:
Still waiting for someone to come through with a source for those double allen chainring bolts. Have 'em on an Truvativ double crankset, want 'em for the track bike! Found some with torx on both sides, but this somehow seems worse.

sram must sell them, my red crankset has the same thing. seriously the best idea since...ever

like these?
http://www.amazon.com/TruVativ-Dual-chainring-bolt-steel/dp/B001GSQO3W

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 10:04
deadforkinglast
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b-roll wrote:
Still waiting for someone to come through with a source for those double allen chainring bolts. Have 'em on an Truvativ double crankset, want 'em for the track bike! Found some with torx on both sides, but this somehow seems worse.

The torx ones are way better than allen ones, IMO. Harder to strip and easier to tighten the way you want them.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:32
JUGE FREDD
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mander wrote:
a bar bag for front rack mounting that isn't twee, doesn't suck and costs less than $150.

I'm planning on getting one of these: http://www.builtbyswift.com/products/5 — It's hard to get the price down as low as you want cause the seams in a trad boxy bag are pretty obnoxious to deal with and there's a lot of them. At least this is custom made to order so you can attenuate the twee to your liking.

I already have a custom porteur bag from them with a double cinch closure instead of the roll-top, it def. requires a big platform rack cause it is hueg. The cinch on mine makes it really easy to get stuff in and out of while riding.

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

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 13:06
akasnowmaaan
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mander wrote:
a bar bag for front rack mounting that isn't twee, doesn't suck and costs less than $150.

You could go the Revalate Designs bike packing route with one of their slings, a small dry bag for clothing and the modular little bag that clips on to the front. That's more of a mountain bike touring thing though because you can't get into the dry bag without stopping.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 15:02
euclid
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akasnowmaaan wrote:
48cm handlebars other than Nitto Noodles.

Salsa Bell Laps come really wide. I have a pair I don't need, will measure them when I get home.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:35
akasnowmaaan
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euclid wrote:
akasnowmaaan wrote:
48cm handlebars other than Nitto Noodles.

Salsa Bell Laps come really wide. I have a pair I don't need, will measure them when I get home.

Oh, thanks man, but I ride them already. They're 46cm C-C on the hoods with a nice wide flare. Definitely my best bet. I just wish I could use some of those awesome Deda pro compact style bars on my roadie, they just don't come wide enough.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:59
Russell
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this but black.

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 01:31
Toast
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i'm pretty sure salsa makes that. i'm also pretty sure that go fuck a non-removeable faceplate on a threadless stem.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 03:58
Face
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Russell wrote:
this but black.

you know, they make black paint.

tarckeemoon wrote:
I think some consumer-oriented fitting tools would be nice.

tape measure, large angle-finder thing, plumb and a buddy.

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, 03/18/2011 - 04:55
Russell
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@toast
buy drop bars that fit.
put them on your bike.
?????
profit.

@face
lets see you rattlecan a hundred dollar plus stem.

@tarckeemoon

http://salsacycles.com/components/size-o-matic_ii/

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 09:46
FIXIE STAR
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Something that gave me the same FTP of Fabian Cancellara without having to ride 6 hours a day and be legal for USAC races.

I'm the same height and weight as him, why can't I be as fast. :(

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:15
Larry Winget
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Face wrote:
Russell wrote:
this but black.

you know, they make black paint.

tarckeemoon wrote:
I think some consumer-oriented fitting tools would be nice.

tape measure, large angle-finder thing, plumb and a buddy.

Well yeah. I have few buddies who would be willing to help me with something so tedious.

I was thinking of something along the lines of a jig.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:31
RJ
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Nitto making a quality SUL like stem already.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:33
tjayk
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thermal bibs with a windstopper crotch.

i've been rocking thermal bibs w/leg or knee warmers in the upper 30's-low 40's and weiner's been gettin' cold.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 21:43
TimArchyLime
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3rd sock.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 21:52
EJ
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TimLOKOed wrote:
3rd sock.

Sell under the brand name "Hosehose", profit.

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

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 07:10
biek

tjayk wrote:
thermal bibs with a windstopper crotch.

i've been rocking thermal bibs w/leg or knee warmers in the upper 30's-low 40's and weiner's been gettin' cold.

try tights ostensibly made for xc skiing- they usually have a windblock front panel and regular rear panel

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 12:01
TimArchyLime
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p.s. Whose junk gets cold when it's in the 30's? I was wearing skinsuits in the 20's this season. Other shit was chilly, but the crotchial area was fine once the riding started.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 13:17
EJ
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TC Right now I'm wearing one of yunz tarck socks in the third position.
Who's the lucky one?

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

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 13:26
Russell
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RJ wrote:
Nitto making a quality SUL like stem already.

link?

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 13:45
Face
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Russell wrote:
@toast
buy drop bars that fit.
put them on your bike.
?????
profit.

@face
lets see you rattlecan a hundred dollar plus stem.

@tarckeemoon

http://salsacycles.com/components/size-o-matic_ii/

k, gimme stem and i'll do it

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.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:32
tjayk
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TimLOKOed wrote:
p.s. Whose junk gets cold when it's in the 30's? I was wearing skinsuits in the 20's this season. Other shit was chilly, but the crotchial area was fine once the riding started.

60 minutes of cyclocross =/= a long ride out on open, windy roads. i too get extremely warm during cyclocross endeavours, but a 3 hour ride along snow lined roads when it is windy/cloudy is a little different.

also, i have windstopper underwear and tights. this is the thread for stuff that doesn't exist... thermal bib SHORTS w/windstopper crotch.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:25
Russell
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Face wrote:
k, gimme stem and i'll do it

Oh no, im not falling for that, who do you think I am, sol?

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 20:47

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