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motorbacon
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That's rad, but I've already got the coffee grinder 650b-able.

This'll stay 700, downtube 10s, and dumb.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:16
rauce
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What exactly is a horrid dimpling tool?

I get really nice results with a c-clamp, half a 1.5" tubing block and a piece of hand filed scrap crankarm.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:48
k_phombear
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Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:45
nevernotnuts
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$80 off of CL
Seems to be all original except contact points and tires.




Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:09
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Are you in St. Louis? In any event, there's a better than average chance that my neighborhood and life-long friend built that bike.

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.

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 22:02
nevernotnuts
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(Reply to #1606)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Are you in St. Louis? In any event, there's a better than average chance that my neighborhood and life-long friend built that bike.

Awesome!
Seller said he was from SL
I live in Seattle

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 00:46
Andrew_Squirrel
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Hell yeah, 4 sets of free 27.5" knobbies!
Friend next door at Raleigh/DB/Redline was cleaning out a corner of the building to relocate departments and needed a big pile of tires disappeared.

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 19:32
NOVELTYNAME
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Whaaaaaat

Good score

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 20:36
jeffro
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Awesome

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 19:10
emor
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Stumbled on a late 80s bianchi 26" hybrid leaning against a dumpster, in maybe 60% complete shape. Saw my opportunity to build up a cheap winter bike and ghost rode it three miles all the way home. Got a few compliments on my skillz too.

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

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:45
ckd
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Got a Pompino from a thrift store for $12.50 yesterday.

Added bonus - it may or may not be a bike that BC picked up from a outside of hobo camp and turned into a bike shop.

Needs all new cables and brake pads and junk but yolo. Photos in the PYB thred.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:36
NOVELTYNAME
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Wut

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:44
johnasavoia
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is this score of the day now?
Old work buddy is cleaning up to move apartments and apparently picked this out of the trash with me in mind last fall and finally decided to bring it to me.

Campy DTs and crank, dia compe brakes, haven't really looked at it much yet.

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:48
JUGE FREDD
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the saddle is a score too

the cranks have a wacky proprietary BCD that would allow for compact chainrings (except none actually exist)

all the Treks I've seen with those internal routing dropouts have made for good 650b conversions and buttery vibes

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

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:25
johnasavoia
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Word.
Who wants to sell me a rim brake 650b wheelset?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:29
emor
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sweeeeeeeeeet

treeeeeeeek

bruuuuuh

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

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:24
shane.rrr
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Where do I sign up for my dumpster trek?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:41
jimmythefly
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Found leaning up against a power pole out in front of an apt building on my lunch walk, covered in dust. I assume either left from.moving out, or a landlord cleaning out storage rooms.

XT 8 speed dangler, shifters, levers, cassette, hubs. LX cranks and pusher. 1.25" steerer Judy XC, Control Tech stem. Frame is some sort of Gary Fisher, with bosses for an anti chainsuck device. Not my size.

The XT parallel push v brakes must've been a sweet upgrade bitd.

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, 07/21/2017 - 00:01
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Fuck yeah!

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.

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:11
Blakey
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dude!

(paging cousin mosquito on that enzed sticker)

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:28
dorth
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Nice, I freescored trek of similar vintage last yr. it's been a lot of fun

And honestly, I want to hate those handlebars, but that shit looks alright tbh

I love the nicer bikes from that millennium era xc boom. From buttery lightweight steel to the most overbuilt aluminum monstrosities.

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:23
johnasavoia
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Are those bars supposed to be like that or were they originally ape hangers cut way down?

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 08:48
NOVELTYNAME
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Yeah they look like cruiser bars

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:57
jimmythefly
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They might be some type of scorcher bar, if I'm lucky. But I kinda think once I unwrap the tape they'll end up just some cut down cruiser bars. I will keep this thread informed.

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.

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:23
VT regularbike
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Is this the sore of the day thread? Cuz I just picked this up off a curb.
hopefully its not too hard to get it running

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

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:52
NOVELTYNAME
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Do you know how to make a lawnmower work?

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 22:37
VT regularbike
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Yeah I'm not too worried about the motor. More worried about the actual pump. Could have been left outside over the winter with water in the lines and split something. Either way worth walking it home half a block

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

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 22:47
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Damn, that's rad. I was psyched to find a (third) push mower yesterday. This is far better.

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, 08/07/2017 - 22:56
VT regularbike
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I've got another one for you if you want it. I was gonna fix it but I already have one that runs and have better things to do. PM me if you're interested and ill gove you my address iys currently just sitting in my driveway

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

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:04
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Another push mower? I'm good.

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, 08/07/2017 - 23:24
kmcdon
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erocked this for $25. 94bcd/175mm

Dunno what I'm gonna do with them, probably put them on the univega, but seems like they ought to be able to be nerdcranked.

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:26
drwelby
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Mighty 900s are lovely cranks but they're really Class B Nerd Cranks since they were designed around modern compact bottom brackets. You can't run them much narrower to get the Q and chainline down towards nerd specs. They'd be great on that Univega though.

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 19:34
emor
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Stopped at a bike shop/coffee shop (not the fancy one) for coffee while out on a family ride. The shop happened to have been doing a garage sale so I browsed the tables.

Ended up getting a set of tandem wheels with co-motion badged DT Hugi hubs for $300. Fuck yeah.

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

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:08
emor
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These jawns right here

Damn.

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

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:12
eric_ssucks
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Do you have a divorce bike, or is it just for your next project?

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:21
E-ROCK
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edit: never mind. I was confused

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:29
emor
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We have a divorce bike. We went on two week+ camping trips in the PNW with it, but the hope bigun rear hub failed and it's been sitting in my basements for years, waiting for the bike gods to toss a cheap replacement wheel in my lap.

The second trip involved riding over an unpaved mountain pass on Vancouver island in the rain. It felt more like a spousicide bike that day.

Intended current use is twin cities bike paths with kiddo on the Weehoo out back. Should be perfect.

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

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:29
emor
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(Reply to #1638)

kmcdon wrote:

erocked this for $25. 94bcd/175mm

Dunno what I'm gonna do with them, probably put them on the univega, but seems like they ought to be able to be nerdcranked.

If you don't end up using these I will buy them from you.

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

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:30
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #1639)

emor wrote:
We have a divorce bike. We went on two week+ camping trips in the PNW with it, but the hope bigun rear hub failed and it's been sitting in my basements for years, waiting for the bike gods to toss a cheap replacement wheel in my lap.

The second trip involved riding over an unpaved mountain pass on Vancouver island in the rain. It felt more like a spousicide bike that day.

Intended current use is twin cities bike paths with kiddo on the Weehoo out back. Should be perfect.

For real. The full-length PDX/MPLS family path cruiser.
My wife and I tried, but she does NOT like my driving and can't let it go. We were smart enough to borrow a tandem before buying.

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:19
aek
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Ex and I did a weeklong camping trip on a tandem forever ago, I should have let it break us up like it was trying to do.

Years later we were in Key West on a snorkeling tour and they had a tandem kayak among all the single deals. Even the guide described them divorcemobiles. She wanted to try it again and the face I made started another huge fight. Even talking about tandem nonsense is a bad idea...atmo.

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

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:55
lofarkas
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We rode a tandem once, I loved the fact that sup wasn't getting dropped or in danger of crashing from inexperience and we could chat easily while going at a very good clip. She hated the fact that she was hammered by bumps she couldn't see and she wasn't in control. She is not interested in riding a tandem again.
Contrast that with kayaks: we have a tandem kayak and a single. We go out in the tandem somewhat regularly, she used the single exactly once, for all of 3 minutes. Never had any trouble in the tandem kayak, it's always pleasant. She never demands to have her own single.
Moral of the story is, I really don't think tandem kayaks are divorcemobiles at all unless you're a complete idiot. If the cap'n has a little skill in handling a kayak and a modicum of common sense, it's a really pleasant experience even with a beginner/nervous stoker. Mostly because a) no unannounced ass-hammering bumps and b) the stoker sits at the front and can paddle at their own rhythm. They can also rest with the cap'n paddles on. The captain can see them from behind and adjust to their pace and catch problems in time. I'm comfortable putting anyone in the front of my tandem kayak and paddling across a large river or a mile out from shore with them in nice weather. Unless they lean way out to the side and do their damnedest to flip the thing, nothing can really go wrong.
I think tandem kayaks have a bad rap because of dinguses who take out the missus and scream at her when in fact the problem is the dingus who knows fuckall about kayaking himself, and should have spent more time in a single before renting a tandem. Obviously in big waves/strong wind all bets are off but going out in challenging weather without enough experience is again a lack of common sense.

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:18
emor
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My wife enjoyed being able to relax and watch the scenery go by. Bumps are indeed a problem -- a sprung saddle was our solution but a suspension seatpost is probably the reliable option.

The one thing she really hates is the fact that I pedal so goddamn much. I'm used to pedaling 98% of the time the bike is moving. She, a relative novice, is a fan of "pedal, coast coast, pedal, coast coast"

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

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:30
aek
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Well, I've kayaked like twice to her zero, and we were just gonna float around the mangroves and drink beer, so I opted to take my own and I was glad for it.

It probably had a lot more to do with the fact that we couldn't get along than anything else.

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

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:10
kmcdon
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(Reply to #1644)

emor wrote:
kmcdon wrote:

erocked this for $25. 94bcd/175mm

Dunno what I'm gonna do with them, probably put them on the univega, but seems like they ought to be able to be nerdcranked.

If you don't end up using these I will buy them from you.

They're still sitting in the bin, let me see how well they mount up to the 'vega and I'll let you know.

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:01
fixed
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we raced tandem cyclocross in the dc area for a few years til it got played out. being stoker was absolutely terrifying.

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:09
drwelby
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30 tooth 94bcd silver ring for your nerd cranks for $13 shipped.

Consumed & Confirmed

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:37
Blakey
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(Reply to #1647)

drwelby wrote:
30 tooth 94bcd silver ring for your nerd cranks for $13 shipped.

Consumed & Confirmed

dang! shame intl ship is $21

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:55
Face
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Tarck LLC seriously needs to find a way to get parts to the down under tarckers on the cheap. Any on y'all travel between kangaroo land and murica with any frequency wanna throw some cheap parts in a checked bag for these guys?

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.

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 03:10

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