Bike parts you wish existed but dont.

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ShartAttack
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I want an electric fan that sits on the handlebar and has a capacitor that is charged by the dynamo hub. But only runs when voltage from the dynamo is low. So when you are stopped at a light, you can chill while you chill.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 22:47
hiljentaa
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(Reply to #302)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
dug this up and lolled at last couple posts ^^

why the fuck is there not bartape with weed leafs on it? wtf? how is that not a thing? I've got a Trek 420 here that is just crying out for it.

I'm actually really surprised that doesn't exist yet. I've seen weed griptape for skateboards and this:

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 23:11
Whippin Skidz
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Just gonna hafta wear

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 23:24
jawn doe
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I have worked on two different black and green trek 420s with full Blaze groups. too good.
also, habitat makes socks with regular ass leaves on them for non weed smokers

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 00:20
oogens
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(Reply to #305)

hiljentaa wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
dug this up and lolled at last couple posts ^^

why the fuck is there not bartape with weed leafs on it? wtf? how is that not a thing? I've got a Trek 420 here that is just crying out for it.

I'm actually really surprised that doesn't exist yet. I've seen weed griptape for skateboards and this:

These used to be crazy popular with the high schoolers at the shop I worked at

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 00:34
Shortpants
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worst grips ever. Seriously. They are funny for about a day. And after a day of riding you want them gone.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 03:21
dorth
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a lot of bmx bros seem to/used to like them. used to see pads of bikes with them

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 09:16
cheese
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(Reply to #308)

jawn doe wrote:
I have worked on two different black and green trek 420s with full Blaze groups. too good.
also, habitat makes socks with regular ass leaves on them for non weed smokers

100% would wear socks with regular ass autumn leaves

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:01
randsome beast
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GIS was worse than I thought
No offense canucks

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:26
hiljentaa
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(Reply to #310)

cheese wrote:
jawn doe wrote:
I have worked on two different black and green trek 420s with full Blaze groups. too good.
also, habitat makes socks with regular ass leaves on them for non weed smokers

100% would wear socks with regular ass autumn leaves

lollin

Also, saw a teenager with weed leaf mid-shin socks getting scolded by a woman whilst out riding today. Sounded like his mom. I was tempted to call out his SICK SOKZ but didn't.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 19:57
chazzwazzer
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(Reply to #311)

browsing on my phone so things are tiny, I just assumed that was a picture of Fred.

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 20:16
jawn doe
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Think more like

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:21
crowding
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A dynamo hub in purple or pink ano.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 23:37
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 23:57
crowding
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well, i've been looking for an excuse to get into a foldingbike

the black ends kind of kill it for me though

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:53
NOVELTYNAME
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Looks like supernova also makes one in pink

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 01:15
crowding
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Hmm, with shutter precision internals. What was good/bad with those again?

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 01:26
mander
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Not terribly reliable ime... I warrantied two

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 03:10
emor
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I've got 8,000 miles on mine

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

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:06
buffoon
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(Reply to #320)

crowding wrote:
well, i've been looking for an excuse to get into a foldingbike

the black ends kind of kill it for me though

No need for folding biek
fred has a 100mm XS built into 700c wheel. The 20" hubs are just fine for bigger wheels with LED

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:13
Rentable Faxmachine
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So, does Peter White control all the German lighting goodness in the US?

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:48
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #322)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
So, does Peter White control all the German lighting goodness in the US?

no, you do because you order from starbike or bike24 or ??? germans.

pretty sure universal cycles had some stuff but im too lazy to look right now

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:57
eric_ssucks
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UC has SP, supernova, shimano, and Schmidt. It's still probably cheaper to get it from ze Germans.

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:00
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #324)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
So, does Peter White control all the German lighting goodness in the US?

no, you do because you order from starbike or bike24 or ??? germans.

pretty sure universal cycles had some stuff but im too lazy to look right now

Yeah, I was just wondering if PW had some clause/agreement where starbike or bike24 wouldn't ship to the US.

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:18
NOVELTYNAME
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There are no deals with PW unless you order >$2500/year

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:19
tamaso
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(Reply to #326)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Yeah, I was just wondering if PW had some clause/agreement where starbike or bike24 wouldn't ship to the US.

Nope. Now if IQX would just come in Stock...

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:33

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