Bike parts that exist but you wish didnt.

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radicole
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amen.

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 18:39
turpencat
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Eric Estlund wrote:

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johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 20:21
FIXIE STAR
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Stem CORTISSIMO
Suitable for fixed gear bikes and single speeds, especially for
frames with modern geometry. 3D forged, 6061 alloy , CNC
machined.
Handlebar diameter: 31.7 mm.
Angle: 0°.
Length: 45 mm.
Weight: 150 grams.
Finish: black semi-polished and white painted.

DEDA WHY??!??

Mon, 09/06/2010 - 23:45
leprechaunupindatree
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if ur in need of a stem for your bike with modern geometry

wintrotta wrote:
from 23-25 i drank 3-4 bottles of champagne a week sitting in the bathtub reading the new york times

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 00:29
halbritt
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zooktruck wrote:
Whats wrong with that?

New 35mm handlebar standard. We need a new, less aerodynamic bar standard like a hole in the head. Finally, the tops were intended not to be taped for whatever dumb goddamn reason.

In the words of my esteemed colleague above, "Deda, why?!?"

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

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 00:34
1percenttruck
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Oh wow, just found it: http://bikereviews.com/2010/09/2011-deda-elementi-handlebar-stem/

31.8 tops a la PRO Bars feel awesome in my hands. Wonder how 35's would feel?

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 00:37
FIXIE STAR
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I have really really big hands but 35 just seems nuts.

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 00:57
1percenttruck
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I'm all for making bikes so stiff that even Theo Bos can't ride them.

Tue, 09/07/2010 - 03:44
littletinyfish
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this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 17:25
biek

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 16:29
Whippin Skidz
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I posted that in the Turn Sandwich thread the other day because I forgot this about this thread.

That thing is fucking stupid.

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 17:39
Russell
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\
gross

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 17:44
Rusty Piton
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
I wish this didn't exist, so I could just go out and get a Shimano one and not feel like it was inferior.

Oh man, I'm feelin' you there!

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

Sun, 01/30/2011 - 18:06
biek

aerobear wrote:

edit:
dug up the pdxfixed thread those are from and saw this post:

Quote:
Its funny that you all hate so much and look at SF fixed well if you look closely on there and read the replys everyone is hyped and I have actually already sent out a few pairs of risers today. Just thinking outside the box. People in SF are hyped on these bars and I plan on living there within the next year, also I have many friends there on top of that two shops in the bay plan on carrying these bars (pedal rev being one). I also do alot of work in the Portland area and respect the city as one of the best to ride in I just didnt know the people hated so much I have never ever felt that vibe while visiting.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 19:57
b-roll
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"You know it's dumb. I know it's dumb. But fuck it, I still love it."

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 20:41
TimArchyLime
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^ Seriously. Thats what messenger bags are for. How do you expect to maintain agility in the mountains with bottles attached to your sweet fixie?

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

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 06:12
Rusty Piton
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lol

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

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:39
RJ
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biekridd wrote:
aerobear wrote:

edit:
dug up the pdxfixed thread those are from and saw this post:

Quote:
Its funny that you all hate so much and look at SF fixed well if you look closely on there and read the replys everyone is hyped and I have actually already sent out a few pairs of risers today. Just thinking outside the box. People in SF are hyped on these bars and I plan on living there within the next year, also I have many friends there on top of that two shops in the bay plan on carrying these bars (pedal rev being one). I also do alot of work in the Portland area and respect the city as one of the best to ride in I just didnt know the people hated so much I have never ever felt that vibe while visiting.

Ha. Pretty much. Building those beefy things for polo dudes to finance a tubing bender.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:05
RJ
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Oh yeah, by the way

Feel free to suck my nuts.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:06
yung jeezy
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man, that pdxfixed thread was so gold!

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 15:00
VT regularbike
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TC: I have a set of those bars someone gave me. I kind of want to use them on a build sometime for the lulz, but don't think I ever will.

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

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 15:43
Face
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VT tallbike wrote:
TC: I have a set of those bars someone gave me. I kind of want to use them on a build sometime for the lulz, but don't think I ever will.

what size clamp? give them to me, i'll use them.

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.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 17:39
biek

RJ wrote:
Oh yeah, by the way

Feel free to suck my nuts.

pm sent

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 18:33
zombie

Why not put the breather hole where you don't see it?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 20:26
RJ
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It normally is. That was kind of a junker set/practice and therefor...mine.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 21:09
anomaly

Rusty Piton wrote:
lol

Lul @ you making fun of my friend Clayton

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 22:21
JUGE FREDD
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Is he wearing birkenstocks under those? At least he isn't wearing zip-off shants.

Logical Next Step After Splats:

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

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 01:26
Face
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kevinwulf wrote:

some kid with no clue brought his party foul into the shop with this shit on the chain. i had to pull the rear wheel off to change a flat and the entire chain was a crunchy mess of chain, dirt and chain wax inside of that plastic piece of shit.

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.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 01:28
TimArchyLime
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The kid who is responsible for Death Pedal made a video showing how to make those chain covers. It was sad.

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

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 07:37
biek

not a bike part, but "bike frames that exist but you wish didnt"

"Announcing two very special Limited Edition Serotta

Introducing the

2011 Limited Edition Series

Colorado VentiCinque 25 (CVC)

and the very exclusive

2011 Limited Edition Series

'Le Patron'

The 'VentiCinque' (CVC) establishes a new pinnacle in steel frame engineering building on our 25 years of proprietary design. The main frame is constructed using a new ultra high-end steel alloy that in fact is so new that Columbus hasn't named it yet! The balance of the frame will feature specially formed Columbus XCR and Serotta Composites carbon (fork and rear seat stay). How will it ride compared to the current Colorado models? According to company founder, Ben Serotta, "showcasing cutting edge steel technology, the CVC will ride like a CdA on steroids."

The Ltd. Ed. CVC, a true road bike to the core, will each be engraved in sequence, 1-25 and signed by Ben. Frames can be ordered in one of 16 standard configurations or custom. Other features include polished stainless chain stays, special edition stainless rear drop outs and a new Serotta C6P carbon seat post while the soon-to-be-unveiled finish features a clean yet bold aesthetic. There are no finish options. The cost for the CVC frameset (frame, fork, headset and seatpost) is $5,000. Deliveries will begin in late April 2011 and the last will be delivered by June 30, 2011.

The very, very limited 'Patron' is a tip of the hat to the early Colorado frames...and like the first Colorados, these will be crafted by Ben himself from Columbus Colorado tubing and Serotta's matching lugs. "This is my way", says Serotta, "to pay tribute to a 25 year relationship with Columbus. Twenty-five years is by any measure a significant amount of time to maintain a working relationship, in business or personally...with Columbus it's more than a business relationship, it feels like family and we share a passion and a bond of accomplishment. In the days when brazed, lugged frames were still state of the art, we built dozens of frames each week and over the years, I personally brazed many thousands. Always with great care and reverence, but with the pressure of meeting weekly demand, so I look forward to really taking my time and enjoying each step of building these ten.

Le Patron is also available in custom or standard geometry (non-sloping only) and features all steel construction except for the fork. Frames are available in the original 7-Eleven paint scheme with color variations available with the catch that Ben has the final say in selection...."I want to make sure that these bikes maintain their design integrity." Frames will be signed, dated and numbered 1-10. Ben expects to build about one frame every six weeks with deliveries beginning in May 2011. This is a limited edition series and there are no plans of re-introducing a lugged steel model to the Serotta line-up. The price of each frame is $10,000. Le Patron owners are also welcome as Ben's guests for a personal tour of the Serotta Saratoga Factory, dinner and ride in the pastoral Adirondack foothills countryside (hotel accommodation for two included).

Although Serotta built frames with standard Columbus tube sets as early as 1974 it wasn't until 1986 that a new high mark for innovation was set with the development of the Colorado Concept tube platform. The Colorado featured true performance enhancing shaping- tapers, ovals and bends, in ways not previously utilized.

In many ways, the 1986 Colorado was the 'missing link' between bicycle design before 1986 and modern bike design. Prior to that time top frames were all made from the same standard tube sets from a handful of suppliers, like Columbus. The Colorado was the first frame that merged comfort, performance and individual ride tuning. Its tapered tubes and curved chain stays were highly avant-garde at the time. Today the 'S' bend chain stay is featured on almost every road bike produced in the world and every major brand talks about the combined virtues of performance with comfort. According to Serotta, "few of these innovations would have been possible without the enthusiastic cooperation and commitment from Columbus."

The two companies will be featured at a seminar to be held at the upcoming North American Handbuilt Show (NAHBS) in Austin titled: "Serotta and Columbus, Steel Crazy after all these years....25 years of collaboration in the planet's most noble material."

Again both bicycles; the VentiCinque and LePatron are limited edition series. The preliminary response from the dealers has been extremely positive and we anticipate both models to sell-out quickly. There are no plans to expand production once they are sold. For more information on how you can reserve your own Limited Edition model, contact:

[contact info redacted]"

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:11
biek

tldr i know, but it's worth it.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:12
Tail Hook Lengthener
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True story, my coworker has already pre-ordered a CVC.

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.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:40
curiousincident
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limited edish serotta? easily worth a handful of my 1k bongs.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:39
wickedwagon
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a steel frame for ten grand? i know it's nice and all, but it better come with free blowjobs.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:41
biek

bonechilling wrote:
True story, my coworker has already pre-ordered a CVC.

ban.

give him an IRL pitd from www.tarckbike.com

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:44
Tail Hook Lengthener
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He's not paying anywhere close to $5k for it, for whatever that's worth.

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.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 10:49
Larry Winget
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Serotta wrote:
The price of each frame is $10,000. Le Patron owners are also welcome as Ben's guests for a personal tour of the Serotta Saratoga Factory, dinner and ride in the pastoral Adirondack foothills countryside (hotel accommodation for two included).

Lulz. I for one would be interested in what would be included in a similar offering from white folks.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:40
Russell
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MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 00:25
Face
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whats wrong with tt/tri dick wheels?

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.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 00:57
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Long long brothers of Giorgio?

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.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 09:03
Russell
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maybe if you saw the bike theyve been on.
lime green pursuit conversion with either those or dual spinergy's
gross

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:53
Cadence
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Sounds TAF.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 17:37
Larry Winget
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I do like the wang halo on the front though.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:26
wickedwagon
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tc: i like the prolly viking

though i'd never ever wear a prolly jersey

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:38
oogens
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The fact that prolly continues to try and make himself out to be more than some hipster that sat on a fixie and spun bars is funny

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:59
NOVELTYNAME
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why does the jersey have world champ stripes on it?
i mean, he may be world champion of posting 12 blog posts a day, but im sure some other jerk does that

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:02
NOVELTYNAME
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edit: NOT WCS but close enough dammit

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:04
dmg
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What in god's name could Prolly be a world champion of? Sneaker collecting?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:14
JUGE FREDD
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oogenssssss wrote:
The fact that prolly continues to try and make himself out to be more than some hipster that sat on a fixie and spun bars is funny

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

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:25
euflavine
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I have the Milltag Wiggins jersey and like it a lot, good quality, a bit too expensive. But, that prolly jersey, as well as most of their other jerseys, kind of suck.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:48

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