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NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #1101)

turpencat wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
we need a photo essay ASAP. can you get a sponsorship from MFS? teeps, where are you.

in the style of my nahbs coverage?
but sufficiently less enthused to be there.
http://imgur.com/a/bigQi

these ones gives me MFS feel


but then you need some action photos
some detritus on the ground photos
someone drinking a milkshake (or kool aid - get it)
and some unnecessary skin, like some women objectifying a half naked dude

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:20
buffoon
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Turpe, do it for tarck!

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

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:59
euclid
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(Reply to #1103)

Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Short, shameful confession: I owned two recumbents at one time (as well as a Softride).

Like, simultaneously?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:47
turpencat
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I don't want to be mean to these guys but I feel like I can't go without being mean.

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

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:49
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #1105)

mini-clidi wrote:
Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Short, shameful confession: I owned two recumbents at one time (as well as a Softride).

Like, simultaneously?

Ownership was serial.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 13:53
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #1106)

turpencat wrote:
I don't want to be mean to these guys but I feel like I can't go without being mean.

What? No, you should go it will be fascinating! There is all kinds of kooky and cool stuff going on with recumbents. Of course there are guys who are all about hating on upright/diamond frames (just like us hating on recumbents) but I be they'll be less evangelically defensive about it because among like-minded folk.

Recumbents are full of fun drivetrain solutions, wacky brake cable routing, accessories you never knew existed or needed, etc.

We need pics!

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:45
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #1107)

Edit double!
Pic for your trouble!

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:46
buffoon
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I can't even imagine how one sits on that thing

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

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:52
NOVELTYNAME
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looks painful

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:17
biek

looks fast

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:22
ergott
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I would love to try one of those at the park by me. It's a 4 mile loop I can go flat out on.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 17:46
johnasavoia
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recumbents are really fascinating, its the people who ride them I don't like. I'd go if I was local.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 18:59
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #1113)

jimmythefly wrote:
Edit double!
Pic for your trouble!

I kinda want to know more about the bars/levers. I also kinda want to ride it, where no one can see me.

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 19:48
Gary Fissure

I had this thing come in the other day
https://instagram.com/p/5-8vmKyC5i/
dude always wants to tell me about how he had his machinist buddy make an adapter for the px cranks and how he chopped up a hub and tapped the spoke holes for tiny screws and sandwiched the mid-drive cog and designed the hub holder and ffuuuuuuu

my advice would be: if you go, absolutely swear that you already have a recumbent. you do not want these people proselytizing to you. you must absolutely be one of them. you should possibly have stories at the ready for drivetrain solutions that you have dreamed up. they need not be real, they need not make any sense; it doesn't matter. you're in a room full of armchair engineers.

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:36
JUGE FREDD
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It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:15
NOVELTYNAME
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are you in portland or are you just reposting kphoms photos?

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:18
derailer
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Would smang

necktubeo wrote:
Your bike sucks and we've assembled a team of experts to tell you why.

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:19
crowding
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What's the backwards pointing nut puncher for?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:32
biek

i love it.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 18:01
k_phombear
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Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:36
JUGE FREDD
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wowwwwww

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

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 20:42
The RTS
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I want to believe it was built as the ultimate troll bike

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 22:16
Whippin Skidz
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Is that some kind of fredpunk tall bike?

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:33
k_phombear
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Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:42
Tako-kun
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(Reply to #1125)

The biggest fred..

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 16:33
Gary Fissure

commemorating sternum punchers and Rolf wheels... smh.

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 17:52
turpencat
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And nds.

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

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 18:28
Endpoint
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The "wireless" bike computer is a nice touch

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 21:33
Andrew_Squirrel
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holy shit, what is the context of that statue?

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:47
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:08
JUGE FREDD
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All right stop... collaborate and listen

Tracklord has been spotted with a brand new invention

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

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 17:46
blackholelectron
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Them handlebars be like

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:00
jimmythefly
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https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/5708944068.html

I don't even know. Never heard of this nor seen one nor can find any internet info. Seems like one of those dumb 80's/90's hey lets BMX ALL THE THINGS! kind of products.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #1134)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
All right stop... collaborate and listen

Tracklord has been spotted with a brand new invention

Is it really him?

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.

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:36
NOVELTYNAME
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i like setback on my bikes but damn
next step is recumbent

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:41
JUGE FREDD
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Wintage Townie wrote:
Is it really him?

tracklord was spotted with it by a friend who delivers mail at UW

notice the Masterlock handcuffs for confirmation

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

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:42
dorth
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(Reply to #1137)

jimmythefly wrote:
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/5708944068.html

I don't even know. Never heard of this nor seen one nor can find any internet info. Seems like one of those dumb 80's/90's hey lets BMX ALL THE THINGS! kind of products.

goddamn, that's weird. I like it

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:39
ShartAttack
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Got the new Shimano T8000 in the mail last week. I like having the platform/SPD pedals on my touring/commuter bike so that I can wear regular shoes/sandals for short rides and bike shoes for longer rides. I'd had the M324 pedals for a while but had mostly given up on using the flat side because it was just too damn slippery. I always felt like my feet were slipping around (probably because they were).

The T8000 pedals come with short traction screws installed, but also come with a set of longer screws. I imagine these are a standard size but I don't know much about pedal pins. I took the short ones out and installed the long ones before riding.

So far I've ridden them with the Grant-approved Teva Hurricane sandals and sneakers. Have not ridden the SPD side yet but I imagine that's standard Shimano. I will say that grip on normal shoes is fantastic, feeling just as good as the BMX pedals I usually use for platforms. Minor complaint right now is that I'm having a slightly harder time getting the "right" side of the pedal when starting off, don't know if that's because of the balance or better bearings or what. Reflectors appear to be removable but I'm not going to mess with that. Overall very happy with my new fredpeds.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:51
jimmythefly
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Nice report, thanks.

Those pins are simply M4 thread set screws. Available from McMaster or wherever.
Is it me or is one of those pins in the first pic not inserted straight?

You could also replace with this style. Advantage is that they are possible easier to get out if you ever want to remove, due to not needing the tiny 2mm allen tool which gets gummed up with debris from riding anyways. Real reason is available in sw8 anno colors.

http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/ultra-mag-alloy-pedal-pins.htm

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:36
ShartAttack
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Lol jesus Jimmy, yes I just had to go double-check and it looks like they must have tapped that one screw a little crooked. The rest are straight and I didn't hamhand it in there so I guess it came from the factory like that.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 16:21
jdsmooth
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(Reply to #1141)

Where did you purchase?

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:47
ShartAttack
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I got them on Bike24

also I used the SPD side today. Works exactly like a SPD pedal. I will say that the same saddle height feels good for both sides of the pedals so far, which is nice.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 14:33
imoscardotcom
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(Reply to #1143)

ShartAttack wrote:
I will say that the same saddle height feels good for both sides of the pedals so far, which is nice.

main reason I ditched my PD‑M324s years ago

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 16:19

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