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emor
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(Reply to #3801)

iwillbe wrote:
ThurberMingus wrote:
https://instagram.com/p/BcVYnzhAoEi/

Here’s the post. Spoiler alert: it’s actually an advert for Paul Klampers.

Lol yeah, that seems about right. The advertorial is, of course, goofy. Gotta get one up on Grant Petersen if you want to keep drawing the clicks.

Such horse shit. So many bike modern bike parts are objectively hugely improved over what people used to ride. Wheels (I broke at least six axles before I finally got an 8sp cassette wheel). Bottom brackets. Threadless headsets. Low end steel frames. All the shitty stuff of yesteryear broke decades ago and was thrown away.

"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, 12/12/2017 - 19:56
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah, that is total crap, especially from someone who makes a living adver-venturing Diverges for Spec.

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.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:20
ThurberMingus
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TC: I’d love to ride one of those Sworks Diverges with SBH’s and fenders.

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:14
Blakey
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In the latest episode of 'prison island scamps mess with dockless share bikes':

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:06
kmcdon
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wut

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:31
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #3806)

Blakey wrote:
In the latest episode of 'prison island scamps mess with dockless share bikes':

hahahahahah
Needs bigger photo.

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:04
fixed
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how big are you guys who are cracking frames regularly? I'm still riding a 2009 blue cxc and it has yet to fail. in fact the only thing i've irreparably broken on a bike was a rear wheel and that's only because i never lubed the nipples so i couldn't true it after a while

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:51
iwillbe
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(Reply to #3808)

fixed wrote:
how big are you guys who are cracking frames regularly? I'm still riding a 2009 blue cxc and it has yet to fail. in fact the only thing i've irreparably broken on a bike was a rear wheel and that's only because i never lubed the nipples so i couldn't true it after a while

6'6", usually around 210lbs. I'm a pretty smooth, graceful rider (if I do say so myself). High rpm cadence, ride over rough stuff with bent knees and elbows so my head and torso are gliding. It's still just a lot of weight on the frame, which, over time, exploits any imperfection in the frame's design or construction, to say nothing of previous damage if I bought it used.

I've basically accepted that a bicycle frame in my life has about five years of riding before i'll almost certainly need to replace it.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:35
heavymetal
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I guess that's another advantage of being a tinybro that I'd never really considered. The only thing I've ever broken is an NFE fork, but who hasn't?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:39
emor
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240, probably more now

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

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:21
crowding
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What am I looking at with that sharebike. Is its spine broke or did they flip the fork for kicks or both?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:23
Blakey
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(Reply to #3812)

crowding wrote:
What am I looking at with that sharebike. Is its spine broke or did they flip the fork for kicks or both?

cut and shut with a 180º

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:33
DaFROG
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like actually welded back together and painted?????
that is some next level dedication to obike fucckery (even if it's only gaffer tape, or glue or something)

P.S. i found a secret obike lair/repair/dumping facility in my 'hood, sorta a mini version of that mountain of bikes in china

We have assembled an international voltron of geometry, marketing and metallurgy experts working around the clock and have determined that your bike sucks

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:46
VT regularbike
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I saw them stacked in a huge pile outside of UW once but I was driving and couldn't get a picture. Also my wife found one lynched back in early November. Pic is gone but I think squirrel got a pic of it a few days later that he posted somewhere.

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

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:54
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(full size here)

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, 12/15/2017 - 00:20
VT regularbike
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Almost but not quite. I wonder why the planet is trying to kill us all

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

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:25
Blakey
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(Reply to #3817)

DaFROG wrote:
like actually welded back together and painted?????

nailed it. (welded it?)

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:21
Whippin Skidz
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I doubt someone welded it, probably just flipped the fork around and slapped it back together.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:13
drwelby
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No, look at the angle between the head tube and the boom tube. It's definitely been sawed into two pieces.

Naturally, this bike is partially tarck's fault.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:33
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #3820)

VT regularbike wrote:
Pic is gone but I think squirrel got a pic of it a few days later that he posted somewhere.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:37
DaFROG
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Mini bike mountain

We have assembled an international voltron of geometry, marketing and metallurgy experts working around the clock and have determined that your bike sucks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:03
Blakey
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(Reply to #3822)

Whippin Skidz wrote:
I doubt someone welded it, probably just flipped the fork around and slapped it back together.

Got my friend to send a higher res photo:

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:40
guccipolo

Couple good ones from this week. First two are generally insignificant, but were the same bike and only about 1/3 of the issues. Nice service bill from a Caviar kid delivering on a hybrid.

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:14
cousinmosquito
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that bottom one is impressive.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:18
mander
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Good one

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:51
Rusty Piton
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I think the cold killed my Garmin screen.

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

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:33
ergott
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I've ridden in the 20s and upper teens. How cold?

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, 01/05/2018 - 09:47
Rusty Piton
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I think the coldest I tried to use it in was around -5, but the battery died almost immediately.
Today was about 1 when I noticed it.

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

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:04
Petr5
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Had the same happen to my iPhone skiing. Battery nearly died and then got a message saying the phone was outside of safe operating temps. Came back to life when it thawed.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:30
lukasz
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My iPhone turns off all the damn time below freezing. Stupid California phones.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 02:08
Rusty Piton
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Yeah it took literally one second for my phone to drop from 100% to 0% the other day when I got out of the car to start my MTB ride in -3 temps.

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

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:40
TimArchyLime
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I thought the cold phone thing was just my crappy old phone.

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

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:20
Goddamnit Gunther
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Nope mine too it fucking sucks

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:23
lbthomps
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makes me feel a little better that it just isn't my shitty old phone that immediately shuts off in the cold.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:52
aek
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Most, all(?), batteries do that. On shoots in the cold we keep like 5 spares in our inner most pockets and rotate them.

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

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:17
lukasz
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Never had an issue with any of my phones before getting an iphone. It used to be my one minor moment of triumph on winter bike rides. I'm sure all batteries do it at some point but iphones are notoriously shitty.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:54
Blakey
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It's summer here and I feel your pain, my phone (galaxy s5) has recently decided to shut down and boot loop as soon as there's any load much above idle on the battery, like taking a photo, even if it's indicating 90%+, instantly drops to 1% and dies. Assume it's the battery and not the phone, hope a replacement cell fixes it, even though every 'genuine' replacement is clearly a fake.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 19:44
newellbt

the iPhone 8 I picked up hasn’t done the cold weathery battery drainy problem for me...yet

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 20:24
VT regularbike
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The key is to have a crappy phone that has a processor with inadequate heat sinking so it gets nice and hot when you make a call to keep the battery warm

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

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 20:33
emor
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The other thing I learned is that taking your dead, cold phone and plugging it in to wake it up makes the problem worse, since apparently charging s cold lithium battery causes damage. So really you should let it warm up to room temperature before charging.

"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, 01/08/2018 - 09:06
lukasz
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time to get this thread back on track

shifting is much improved now.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:58
Rusty Piton
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#thanksshimano

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

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:16
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #3843)

cousinmosquito wrote:
that bottom one is impressive.

Seriously. How?

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Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:11
cousinmosquito
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A bit of no surgery from which there was no return.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd3xVlzAJZA/?taken-by=rodbardsley

More wonderful than you can believe it

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:26
Shortpants
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half of the kickstand on my cargo bike fell off today. Looked down while riding, one side was jiggling around but the other side wasn't. Then noticed the jiggling side was also hanging a lot lower than the other side.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:52
johnasavoia
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Yo pants did you make those... idk what to call them, soft wall tensioning thingies along the sides of the cargo bed? Seems like a really smart idea. Every give people rides on the bike with em? Or any particular things for making people not fall sideways off a cargo bike bed?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:20
jawn doe
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(Reply to #3847)

Shortpants wrote:
half of the kickstand on my cargo bike fell off today. Looked down while riding, one side was jiggling around but the other side wasn't. Then noticed the jiggling side was also hanging a lot lower than the other side.

gotcha bitch

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:43
Shortpants
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I did make them. They need some refinement as the bottom lip is pretty loosey goosey and while the boxes I had in the one photo are fine it could potentially allow something to slip through the bottom and off the bed. I want the walls to be secure and taught but able to be dropped down for ease of cargo loading and sitting and drinking a coffee because the bullitt makes a nice bench when on standby.

I have given people rides but it's only fun for the first few blocks. Then it's really heavy and weird. Getting a ride is pretty great though. Are you thinking of riding a kid around on it? Adults just hold on and are heavy and smart enough to not fly off the bed even on sharp turns.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:01
johnasavoia
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Nah, just my wife around the neighborhood occasionally. If kids are in the future someday I'll build a bakfiets box thingy.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:17
b-roll
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I see one of those parked near my building on a daily basis with a little wooden box with a seat in it, clearly a daily rugrat carrier.
There was even a roof on it one day. I finally met the guy who rides it and he loves it.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:21

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