Bike parts that exist but you wish didnt.

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EJ
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Why not take it an extra step and reverse thread a cog to take the place of the lockring? Sell that shit for like $200 with the right colabo combo? Sponsor hambeast = profit?

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

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 13:26
VT regularbike
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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

I really like the design too I just can't get over the sticker shock

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

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 13:43
blickblocks
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AwesomeJosh wrote:
Why not take it an extra step and reverse thread a cog to take the place of the lockring? Sell that shit for like $200 with the right colabo combo? Sponsor hambeast = profit?

This is actually not a terrible idea!! H+S cnc'd?

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 13:57
EJ
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EuroBlocks by H+Son collection!

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

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 18:13
EJ
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for yummy health lifestyle

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

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 18:16
Whippin Skidz
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AwesomeJosh wrote:
Sponsor hambeast = profit?

holyshit

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 20:48
TimArchyLime
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More like AwesomeBlocks. Would buy.

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

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 20:51
Rusty Piton
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Fuckin' Cinelli Valencia bars.
I tried to put em on my OnOne but the motherfucking brake levers don't fit on the motherfucking bars!
What the fuck were these dumb things made for?

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

Thu, 07/15/2010 - 17:56
do
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31.8 compatible levers?

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 23:55
conor
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Sat, 07/17/2010 - 00:47
Whippin Skidz
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Sat, 07/17/2010 - 17:08
wickedwagon
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really curious what's american about the bd moto's.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 01:54
silvrg35

Anything freestyle fixed gear. Was there anything wrong with BMX in the first place?

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 02:33
crabbi
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wickedwagon wrote:
really curious what's american about the bd moto's.

the company is from america vs. france

silvrg35 wrote:
Anything freestyle fixed gear. Was there anything wrong with BMX in the first place?

nothing was/is wrong with bmx. most fgfs dudes seem to come from rollerblades or scooters.

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

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 15:12
tzusing
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i'd like to know where h plus son the company is from. What country.

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 15:34
blickblocks
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tzusing wrote:
i'd like to know where h plus son the company is from. What country.

lol

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 17:19
deadforkinglast
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tzusing wrote:
i'd like to know where h plus son the company is from. What country.

I heard they were from China.

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 18:33
beargrinderrrrrr
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cheap chinese crap. not like i minus daughter. probably.

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 18:41
EJ
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tzusing wrote:
I'd likes knowing h where in the company is from the son increases. What country?

ftfy??

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

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 18:53
tzusing
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My point is that most everything is made in Asia now. The world has become so small that to latch a country or something like that to a mass produced product is purely for marketing purposes. Nationalism is so fucking passe.
Putting USA on a jersey made in China by a brand that makes bikes in China is beyond ironic. If i was gung ho American, i would find that most offensive.

Also I fly around a lot. Lets say I was working on a design on the laptop while on the plane across the pacific, would my product then be considered designed in the USA or China or Polynesian Island because I was flying directly above it at the time? Also the mainlanders here don't even consider me Chinese. So if the Chinese don't consider me Chinese, how could I say H Plus Son is Chinese.
I'm still trying to figure out where the fuck my brand is from.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 02:29
do
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tzusing wrote:
My point is that most everything is made in Asia now. The world has become so small that to latch a country or something like that to a mass produced product is purely for marketing purposes. Nationalism is so fucking passe.

being concerned about a national economy and wishing to support companies of a particular nation (when desirable or possible for the end-user) should not always be written off as nationalism or some passe trend. one reason our country's economic power is diminishing year after year is because nothing is produced here or exported like it used to be before the neoliberalism/deregulation/faux free trade agreements of the last 30 years. not supporting our companies and workers = turning our country into a indebted consumer nation w/ scarce job opportunity. and that's sure recipe for disaster.

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Putting USA on a jersey made in China by a brand that makes bikes in China is beyond ironic. If i was gung ho American, i would find that most offensive.

yes, it is offensive. and that would be an example of marketing toward the weak minded.

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Also I fly around a lot. Lets say I was working on a design on the laptop while on the plane across the pacific, would my product then be considered designed in the USA or China or Polynesian Island because I was flying directly above it at the time? Also the mainlanders here don't even consider me Chinese. So if the Chinese don't consider me Chinese, how could I say H Plus Son is Chinese.
I'm still trying to figure out where the fuck my brand is from.

depends on where the labor is producing your products and where a significant amount of your money ends up, really.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 02:55
Whippin Skidz
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olo wrote:
tzusing wrote:
My point is that most everything is made in Asia now. The world has become so small that to latch a country or something like that to a mass produced product is purely for marketing purposes. Nationalism is so fucking passe.

being concerned about a national economy and wishing to support companies of a particular nation (when desirable or possible for the end-user) should not always be written off as nationalism or some passe trend. one reason our country's economic power is diminishing year after year is because nothing is produced here or exported like it used to be before the neoliberalism/deregulation/faux free trade agreements of the last 30 years. not supporting our companies and workers = turning our country into a indebted consumer nation w/ scarce job opportunity. and that's sure recipe for disaster.

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Putting USA on a jersey made in China by a brand that makes bikes in China is beyond ironic. If i was gung ho American, i would find that most offensive.

yes, it is offensive. and that would be an example of marketing toward the weak minded.

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Also I fly around a lot. Lets say I was working on a design on the laptop while on the plane across the pacific, would my product then be considered designed in the USA or China or Polynesian Island because I was flying directly above it at the time? Also the mainlanders here don't even consider me Chinese. So if the Chinese don't consider me Chinese, how could I say H Plus Son is Chinese.
I'm still trying to figure out where the fuck my brand is from.

depends on where the labor is producing your products and where a significant amount of your money ends up, really.

Pretty sure some fancy rims don't make a dent in any national economy.

Also, I think you missed his point.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 03:01
tzusing
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olo wrote:
depends on where the labor is producing your products and where a significant amount of your money ends up, really.

By your logic H Plus Son is actually a Belgium company. As a big chunk of my money ends up in a multinational financial institute and my account with them is located in Brussels.
The world is getting way too small, boarders to me are merely imaginary lines drawn up that force me to waste time and money at the embassy for a Visa.
Nationalism is not going to solve the innate contradictions of capitalism.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 03:46
Rusty Piton
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olo wrote:
31.8 compatible levers?

The motherfucking levers came off a motherfucking 31.8 bar so I'm going with "no".

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

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 07:47
Sneaky Viking
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tzusing wrote:
The world is getting way too small, boarders to me are merely imaginary lines drawn up that force me to waste time and money at the embassy for a Visa.

spoken like a true international baller!

but seriously, if you live in a place and importantly, feel of a place, supporting local craftsmen and businesses that turn around and support local events seems more like something that is worth supporting.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 08:23
blickblocks
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I don't really get nationalism. I am fucking proud to live in such a mediocre city however.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 09:14
blickblocks
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tzusing wrote:
My point is that most everything is made in Asia now. The world has become so small that to latch a country or something like that to a mass produced product is purely for marketing purposes. Nationalism is so fucking passe.
Putting USA on a jersey made in China by a brand that makes bikes in China is beyond ironic. If i was gung ho American, i would find that most offensive.

Also I fly around a lot. Lets say I was working on a design on the laptop while on the plane across the pacific, would my product then be considered designed in the USA or China or Polynesian Island because I was flying directly above it at the time? Also the mainlanders here don't even consider me Chinese. So if the Chinese don't consider me Chinese, how could I say H Plus Son is Chinese.
I'm still trying to figure out where the fuck my brand is from.

you are quickly becoming my favorite poster

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 09:17
tzusing
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
but seriously, if you live in a place and importantly, feel of a place, supporting local craftsmen and businesses that turn around and support local events seems more like something that is worth supporting.

I agree with this. But that sounds like community to me, not a national identity.

And just to take it one step further. This is why we have bomb ass deals in the tarckbike.com marketplace, cuz we have created a community here, and you'd be considered a cunt if you tried to rip people off in there. Obviously this community has nothing to do with national boarders.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 10:23
Larry Winget
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Gnarshred wrote:

Oh man.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 10:59
do
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tzusing wrote:
olo wrote:
depends on where the labor is producing your products and where a significant amount of your money ends up, really.

By your logic H Plus Son is actually a Belgium company. As a big chunk of my money ends up in a multinational financial institute and my account with them is located in Brussels.
The world is getting way too small, boarders to me are merely imaginary lines drawn up that force me to waste time and money at the embassy for a Visa.
Nationalism is not going to solve the innate contradictions of capitalism.

Supporting one's local, regional, and national economy when possible or desirable is not nationalism anymore than helping a friend that has fallen down get up is nationalism. And giving into neoliberalism is not going to solve or even soften the blow of global capitalism. While you may be currently rolling in the benefits of neoliberalism as a capitalist, after you can no longer compete with those factories that have moved from soon-to-be-labor-expensive Asia to dirt-poor Africa and the factory that your father owns/operates has to shut down and you no longer can make your margins that keep your business viable, you'll be singing a different tune.

Perhaps this discussion is beyond this thread, so I'll leave it at that.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 12:49
halbritt
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tzusing wrote:
I'm still trying to figure out where the fuck my brand is from.

Your brand is global.

As for nationalism. There's really little else that matters to an individual outside of one's immediate community. The world is full of little tribes.

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

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 14:26
tzusing
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Olo are you arguing that BD should be supported because they are an American brand which you want to support, because it helps your local economy?
GM came to China, opened up hellah factories and is selling Buicks here like there is no tomorrow. They are bankrupt in the US and are most profitable in China, selling to the Chinese market. I'm sure you realize that the national identity of the brand has got fuck all to do with helping the national economy. And for the true capitalist, a new emerging market just means more opportunities and more $$ in the pocket. There are many Chinese entrepreneurs in Africa because of exactly what you mentioned.
My original argument was to say that putting USA on a product is most likely used for marketing purposes. Those that own these USA brands are probably the same ones shipping your jobs to the third world.
Don't assume that I don't think reform or serious change isn't needed. A big part of me is pretty excited about the raising costs of Chinese labor. This reflects that Chinese people that have been living in serious bullshit conditions are actually getting a chance to live like your tribe for once. This means something to me.
For the US economy to do shitty is very bad for my business. I want America to do well, because frankly, Americans consume a lot of high end cycling products. WAY more than China. Chinese people are still stuck on the idea that riding a bike is for poor people, so I can't count on these guys to be buying H Plus Son rims.
I just feel your view of us versus them, to not be a very accurate portrayal of the real problems and isn't really the way to move forward.
With how complex capitalism has become, and how much every major economy is so interconnected with each other, the solution to these problems you mentioned should be reassessed.
Surely you cannot expect the 40 year old guy working at McDonald to start buying local organic food and made in USA bikes. That just isn't possible.

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 14:38
halbritt
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tzusing wrote:
A big part of me is pretty excited about the raising costs of Chinese labor. This reflects that Chinese people that have been living in serious bullshit conditions are actually getting a chance to live like your tribe for once.

Excited about this as well.

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

Mon, 07/19/2010 - 14:46
kevinwulf
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Tue, 07/27/2010 - 06:45
Carabo
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What that chain all about? (and who's making it?)

An adjustable Mutant ffs

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 12:31
blickblocks
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rare to the power of rare

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 14:56
kevinwulf
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Carabo wrote:
What that chain all about? (and who's making it?)

It's a plastic chain guard. Apparently they were around in 80s bmx circles. These days some fixxaay kids are getting into them:
Chain Cover Tutorial (Prolly Is Not Probably)

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 18:26
chevy42083

lulz. I like the comment about it being good for rain/bad weather. All it's gonna do is hold water nice and tight to your chain. It's like a puddle giving your chain a non-stop hug. YAY!

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 19:05
TimArchyLime
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Can't wait for some kid to have their chain break in traffic only to discover that it's been reduced to rust since they put that chain cover on two years before.

The less annoying your chain is, the less you are reminded to clean, lube and change it.

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

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 19:11
Carabo
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hmm interesting, it would keep dirt out of your chain to some extent but indeed the rust problem remains.

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 19:31
bexley
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It would keep dirt in too.

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 19:40
TimArchyLime
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bexley wrote:
It would keep dirt in too.

I think you're on to something.

I'm gonna get some of that liquid rubber stuff they dip the handles of tools in. That will keep me and the chain clean.

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

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 21:08
FIXIE STAR
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I'm gonna take one of those timing belts they use on cars that can spin upwards of 11,000 RPM and use that on my fixie cuz it must be strong and nice and light and no grease/oil!

oh wait they did that

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 21:09
blickblocks
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SINGLE PIVOT BRAKE CALIPERS

fuck all of you things.

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 21:30
biek

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."

....and the bike shop that made/makes these has since closed.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 20:58
EJ
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oopsie

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

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 12:01
halbritt
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...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 01:56
Patch
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Whats wrong with that?

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 03:06
Whippin Skidz
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Well, it's hideous.

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 03:08
Eric Estlund

May have been mentioned:

Also riveted derailleur hanger hangers-

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 03:50

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