Bike parts that exist but you wish didnt.

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tjayk
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hang on tight - certain death awaits.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 09:21
Cy Trivialities
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solwang.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 13:31
Jeremiah's Johnson
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tjayk wrote:
hang on tight - certain death awaits.

They'd be confused by all the rando and think we are a bunch of long ballers.

~coco

Sat, 05/29/2010 - 20:29
Cy Trivialities
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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 13:21
brandune
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The CHP's....really?!

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 13:36
biek

phil wood chp are the single ugliest bike part ever made.
actually, everything phil wood is fugly. (works great though)

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 19:01
mander
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Holy moly, those are phil wood? I assumed they were off some nightmare pos made in a communist country.

Edit

Phil's website wrote:
Phil Wood & Co. produced its first production sealed bearing pedal in the late 1970s. It was the first pedal to receive formal approval by the California Highway Patrol. (Not currently in this years production).

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 19:30
that guy
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Apparently as-sported my one Mr. Hinault at a Look charity event.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 23:35
wickedwagon
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looks like a nightmare to set up the fd

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 23:55
biek

that guy wrote:

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 00:00
biek

wait, that's a triple.
ugh i bet that fd shifts like shit

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 00:00
TimArchyLime
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What a novel concept! I wonder why no one has thought to make oval chainrings before.

The bent crank arms will get re-invented next year. Probably by Look, who also tried to re-invent the one piece crank. Sometimes I think their R+D branch just ran out of ideas.

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

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 00:06
deadforkinglast
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TimAlarkey wrote:
What a novel concept! I wonder why no one has thought to make oval chainrings before.

The bent crank arms will get re-invented next year. Probably by Look, who also tried to re-invent the one piece crank. Sometimes I think their R+D branch just ran out of ideas.

I've always loved the flawed logic behind the bent crank arm. It's one of the most massive examples of brain flatulence in bike component history.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 00:13
that guy
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TimAlarkey wrote:
What a novel concept! I wonder why no one has thought to make oval chainrings before.

The bent crank arms will get re-invented next year. Probably by Look, who also tried to re-invent the one piece crank. Sometimes I think their R+D branch just ran out of ideas.

Ergostems right after that.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 02:39
tzusing
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Take a look at patents from 50 years ago. There are still lots of good ideas that can be reintroduced. Half way ideas that never got fully flushed out. Straight pull hubs came out like what, 80 years ago?

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 02:45
aek
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biekridder wrote:
wait, that's a triple.
ugh i bet that fd shifts like shit

I don't think that's a triple, it's just a huge inner ring.

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

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 06:52
beartrap

this device is controlled through your smart phone.

"The Copenhagen Wheel turns the bike you already own, quickly and easily into
an electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.
The wheel harvests the energy you input while braking and cycling and stores it for
when you need a bit of a boost. At the same time, sensors in the wheel are collecting
information about air and noise pollution, congestion and road conditions.

The Copenhagen Wheel differs from other electric bikes in that all components are
elegantly packaged into one hub. There is no external wiring or bulky battery packs,
making it retrofittable into any bike. Inside the hub, we have arranged a motor,
3-speed internal hub gear, batteries, a torque sensor, GPRS and a sensor kit that
monitors CO, NOx, noise (db), relative humidity and temperature. In the future,
you will be able to spec out your wheel according to your riding habits and needs.

Live in San Francisco? Add more battery power.
Interested in real-time applications? Increase the number of sensors.

Lastly, the wheel is controlled through your Smart Phone and becomes a natural
extension of your everyday life. Simply place your phone on the handlebars, and
its Bluetooth module syncs with the Bluetooth module in the hub of the Copenhagen Wheel.
You can then use your phone and our Copenhagen Wheel Application to unlock and lock
your bike, change gears, select how much the motor assists you and for viewing
relevant real-time information."

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 09:40
Larry Winget
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beartrap wrote:
this device is controlled through your smart phone.

"The Copenhagen Wheel turns the bike you already own, quickly and easily into
an electric bike with regeneration and real-time environmental sensing capabilities.
The wheel harvests the energy you input while braking and cycling and stores it for
when you need a bit of a boost. At the same time, sensors in the wheel are collecting
information about air and noise pollution, congestion and road conditions.

The Copenhagen Wheel differs from other electric bikes in that all components are
elegantly packaged into one hub. There is no external wiring or bulky battery packs,
making it retrofittable into any bike. Inside the hub, we have arranged a motor,
3-speed internal hub gear, batteries, a torque sensor, GPRS and a sensor kit that
monitors CO, NOx, noise (db), relative humidity and temperature. In the future,
you will be able to spec out your wheel according to your riding habits and needs.

Live in San Francisco? Add more battery power.
Interested in real-time applications? Increase the number of sensors.

Lastly, the wheel is controlled through your Smart Phone and becomes a natural
extension of your everyday life. Simply place your phone on the handlebars, and
its Bluetooth module syncs with the Bluetooth module in the hub of the Copenhagen Wheel.
You can then use your phone and our Copenhagen Wheel Application to unlock and lock
your bike, change gears, select how much the motor assists you and for viewing
relevant real-time information."

This is kind of badass. Silly, but badass.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:54
beartrap

The concept I like, just not how they want you to use it. If one state after another is passing cell phone while driving laws then why would it be safe for someone on a bike to use their cell phone while riding?

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:13
FIXIE STAR
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that guy wrote:
TimAlarkey wrote:
What a novel concept! I wonder why no one has thought to make oval chainrings before.

The bent crank arms will get re-invented next year. Probably by Look, who also tried to re-invent the one piece crank. Sometimes I think their R+D branch just ran out of ideas.

Ergostems right after that.

You take that back, ergo stems own..... for setting up your bike perfectly, and then selling it and putting a stem that matches the angle/length of the ergo stem.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:33
crabbi
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Also great for setting up your bike for different events in an omnium.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 13:18
EroWiT
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I think this rim is good look!
http://erowit-rim.weebly.com

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 03:37
Elderbear
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wat

johnnyraja wrote:
This is the most pointless conversation ever had on a forum entirely devoted to pointless conversation.

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 02:56
tzusing
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I think he meant to post somewhere else. Or maybe ironic hipster? or?

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 04:30
halbritt
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...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 10:39
aek
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wow.

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

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 10:46
Critical Jeff
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Cy Trivialities wrote:

would be cool if they doubled as this

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 12:12
jamey
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talk about mixing a drink? aye....no? alright.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 12:15
Patch
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Critical Jeff wrote:
Cy Trivialities wrote:

would be cool if they doubled as this

my thoughts exactly.

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 13:02
mander
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TARCKFACE KILLAH wrote:
wow.

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 13:12
Cy Trivialities
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tzusing wrote:
I think he meant to post somewhere else. Or maybe ironic hipster? or?

Lol, i love that he posted it in this thread. these spammers are gettin good.

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 13:49
kneeeerow
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coz he wish didnt exist?

Mon, 07/05/2010 - 20:39
EJ
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http://openbicycle.com/union-foundry-t0001-rotafixer/
An $80 tool that replaces a $15 tool, sign me up.

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

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 08:10
Rusty Piton
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Yeah, but you don't get no street cred if you dangle a Hozan spanner on your carabiner.

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

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 09:47
FIXIE STAR
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i love josh at open and everyone there but i'll be damned if it isn't the dumbest fucking tool for lockrings, considering that a Pedro's Trixie tool costs what, about 20 bucks and you don't have to scar the shit out of your paint around your bottom bracket.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 11:29
Larry Winget
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What good is an overpriced tool without a collabo or two amirite?

"The extremely limited VIP release of the tool featured a cohesively designed packaging compendium created by Micheal Dacey from Repeat Press and an exclusive buffalo plaid polish cloth via a collaboration with Penfield."

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 11:44
Rusty Piton
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Color me disgusted.

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

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 11:56
teepz
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tarckeemoon wrote:
What good is an overpriced tool without a collabo or two amirite?

"The extremely limited VIP release of the tool featured a cohesively designed packaging compendium created by Micheal Dacey from Repeat Press and an exclusive buffalo plaid polish cloth via a collaboration with Penfield."

oh my fucking lord

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 12:25
littletinyfish
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octopus magic wrote:
a Pedro's Trixie tool costs what, about 20 bucks and you don't have to scar the shit out of your paint around your bottom bracket.

How does this scar the paint on the BB? And wouldn't this more be used for fixed gear lockrings anyway, where you can use your pedal power to pop those things loose?

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

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 12:58
tzusing
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tepr wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
What good is an overpriced tool without a collabo or two amirite?

"The extremely limited VIP release of the tool featured a cohesively designed packaging compendium created by Micheal Dacey from Repeat Press and an exclusive buffalo plaid polish cloth via a collaboration with Penfield."

oh my fucking lord

limited edition is bad enough. but to add VIP to that...lolz
There is this club called VIP Room in shanghai. i want to take big dump on their dancefloor.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 13:04
TimArchyLime
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The procedure they show for using the tool involves the rotafix method which requires you to loop the chain around the BB shell.

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

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 13:05
conor
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i stopped in open last weekend and joshua explained to me that it's a status symbol. you wear it on a chain around your neck.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 13:10
conor
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also: here is his blog post about it.

and: the dudes run a pretty affordable shop. $4/tube. courier discount is 15% off msrp. i dig 'em.

seems like the tool was just something for 'em to do.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 13:13
Larry Winget
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conor wrote:
i stopped in open last weekend and joshua explained to me that it's a status symbol. you wear it on a chain around your neck.

Does the polishing cloth mean different things depending on what pocket you're wearing it in?

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 13:16
teepz
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tzusing wrote:
tepr wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
What good is an overpriced tool without a collabo or two amirite?

"The extremely limited VIP release of the tool featured a cohesively designed packaging compendium created by Micheal Dacey from Repeat Press and an exclusive buffalo plaid polish cloth via a collaboration with Penfield."

oh my fucking lord

limited edition is bad enough. but to add VIP to that...lolz
There is this club called VIP Room in shanghai. i want to take big dump on their dancefloor.

"cohesively designed packaging compendium"

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 14:18
blickblocks
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lockring tool small enough to fit in your fanny pack

I'm down with that.

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:34
biek

lolpen bicycle

is it me or is open bicycle one of the worst names for a bike shop?

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:45
VT regularbike
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blickblocks wrote:
lockring tool small enough to fit in your fanny pack

I'm down with that.

but not for fucking $80 that's just silly.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 11:58
blickblocks
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VT tallbike wrote:
blickblocks wrote:
lockring tool small enough to fit in your fanny pack

I'm down with that.

but not for fucking $80 that's just silly.

I just like the design. smiley

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 12:57
silvrg35

blickblocks wrote:
VT tallbike wrote:
blickblocks wrote:
lockring tool small enough to fit in your fanny pack

I'm down with that.

but not for fucking $80 that's just silly.

I just like the design. smiley

Imagine if you crash with that fucking thing in your pockets or jersey pocket

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 13:04

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