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mander
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alec is singlehandedly spiking vo's tarck credibility today.

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 23:46
littletinyfish
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euflavine wrote:
The commenter cites deciding stem length by making sure you hide the front hub with the bars...

Cuz everybody's arm length is the same, eh?

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 00:32
Larry Winget
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littletinyfish wrote:
euflavine wrote:
The commenter cites deciding stem length by making sure you hide the front hub with the bars...

Cuz everybody's arm length is the same, eh?

Sounds like you are not understanding this particular fitting theory.

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 02:52
jimmythefly
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littletinyfish wrote:
euflavine wrote:
The commenter cites deciding stem length by making sure you hide the front hub with the bars...

Cuz everybody's arm length is the same, eh?

Also cuz bar reach and fork offset.

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 spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 13:23
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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 15:06
Larry Winget
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cookietruck wrote:
why am i laughing so much at this video

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/06/city_grounds_bike_check_-_john.php

Evolution of the tarck spencer circa 2011 aka LATFH.

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 15:10
FIXIE STAR
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that is one ugly ass kit true story

also love the SWEET LOW GEAR SPINNING DOWN A HILL IN A STRAIGHT LINE

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 15:21
jamey
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why does he have HOMO on his toptube?

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 19:04
ryker

jamey wrote:
why does he have HOMO on his toptube?

Maybe some of these dudes I saw in Russia last year? I LOL'd but quietly because they were armed. Edit: I guess they are riot police and anti-homo.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 19:31
Cadence
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Holy fuck that dude is hilarious looking.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 01:13
dougtruck
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lolz

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 03:03
teepz
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cookietruck wrote:
why am i laughing so much at this video

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/06/city_grounds_bike_check_-_john.php

i cracked up the whole time. why the fuck did that happen? i was honestly cracking the fuck up watching that blue civic drive behind him.

anyone else notice how offset his hoods were?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 03:19
kevinwulf
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teepz wrote:

anyone else notice how offset his hoods were?

Went back and looked - OMG!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 05:11
Russell
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this face had me chuckling

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 07:06
dumpsterlife
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Could you imagine how awkward you'd feel while you stood there waiting for someone to finish shooting close ups of various parts on your spencer?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 08:35
tjayk
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kevinwulf wrote:
teepz wrote:

anyone else notice how offset his hoods were?

Went back and looked - OMG!

maybe his arms are offset.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:33
johnnyraja
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Russell wrote:
this face had me chuckling

It's-a me, pain cave Mario!

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:38
FIXIE STAR
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http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/06/product_review_specialized_cru.php

I dunno. I trust prolly reviewing a cross spencer like I trust him reviewing nuclear fusion.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:42
jamey
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johnnyraja wrote:
Russell wrote:
this face had me chuckling

It's-a me, pain cave Mario!

lol

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:51
Sneaky Viking
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Quote:
sloping top tube for shouldering

wut

Quote:
The idea was that we'd be gone for three days as we rode out to Woods Point, a remote, rural area of Victoria.

Quote:
Specialized's cross frames in the past were critiqued at being too multi-purpose. They had longer wheelbases, mud guard mounts and rather slack angles. The CruX Elite is a step in the opposite direction. This is a race spencer with race angles, a higher bottom bracket, sloping top tube for shouldering and no provisions for mud guards or racks.

so why would this be a good choice for 3 days in teh woods?

Quote:
One of the big improvements is the brake cable hanger that eliminates braking shudder.

big improvement over what?
this was available on previous Tricross models, and is in fact called the Tricross Fork Brake hanger

Quote:
As you can see, there's ample tire clearance, although I wouldn't go bigger than the stock 32c tires.

why not? there would never be a situation where you'd want a tire bigger than 32? really???

I think prolly just types shit that sounds spencer review-y without ever thinking what he's saying.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 09:59
FIXIE STAR
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He also put road pedals on it on top of it all.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 10:01
Toast
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I learned a lot from:

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Especially when paired with the FSA Omega cranks.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:48
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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:25
pixieshatintruck
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Sometimes, recumbent bikes are ok.

well maybe

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:48
Rentable Faxmachine
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Make it stop

The build will be fairly classic and high quality, but nothing too flashy. We are going to try to keep the weight down as well. The frame and fork themselves feel very light.

I can see all the manufacturers adopting this method of weighing bikes:

  • Somewhat light
  • Light
  • Very light

And Zink?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:52
littletinyfish
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tarckeemoon wrote:
littletinyfish wrote:
euflavine wrote:
The commenter cites deciding stem length by making sure you hide the front hub with the bars...

Cuz everybody's arm length is the same, eh?

Sounds like you are not understanding this particular fitting theory.

Should I have said torso length? What am I missing?

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:07
JUGE FREDD
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Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Make it stop

Ha, she did a collabo for a third party, her name's even on the top tube!

Can't wait to see her anxiety-filled Smoked Out thread on Velocipedo Salon now that she's got a 'brand' just like jerk

Watch in 9 months the co-habitant will go to 'guch school and they'll be "bringing production in-house"

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:20
Sneaky Viking
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e-ritchie hasn't called her up to teh big leagues yet, but apparently pegorettihater#3 Jan Heine has?

Quote:
I will post more about this bicycle once it is built up, and will most likely be writing about it for Bicycle Quarterly sometime later this year, so stay tuned.

zomg.

Mr. Heine, of all the skepticism about your publication's scientific methods I've read online, having LovelyBike as a reviewer is the most damning evidence against quality to be found.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:48
NOVELTYNAME
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mother of fuck

Quote:
lovely bicycle:
specced the components

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:50
cookietruck
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those lugs are kinda uggo

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:51
Rentable Faxmachine
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Coming soon... Lovely Bicycle Coffin Nails available directly from Vintage Bicycle Quarterly.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:52
Larry Winget
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
Mr. Heine, of all the skepticism about your publication's scientific methods I've read online, having LovelyBike as a reviewer is the most damning evidence against quality to be found.

Maybe Prolly turned them down coz busy touring. Oh, wait...

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:53
NOVELTYNAME
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mayb TB should start marketing and get some print time

dollars to donuts i bet anybody with more than 400 posts on this site can collabo better than her

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:55
Larry Winget
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cookietruck wrote:
those lugs are kinda uggo

The lugs aren't tooooo bad but combined with painting them in a contrasting color sweet fixie style...

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:58
JUGE FREDD
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
e-ritchie hasn't called her up to teh big leagues yet, but apparently pegorettihater#3 Jan Heine has?

They had to buy the fork blades and crown from him, so perhaps he was just humoring her.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 16:10
Fergie

stiffytruck wrote:
Sometimes, recumbent bikes are ok.

well maybe

This looks like fun

This does not

Sometimes recumbent bikes are ok.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 16:13
timberland boots
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
e-ritchie hasn't called her up to teh big leagues yet, but apparently pegorettihater#3 Jan Heine has?

Quote:
I will post more about this bicycle once it is built up, and will most likely be writing about it for Bicycle Quarterly sometime later this year, so stay tuned.

zomg.

Mr. Heine, of all the skepticism about your publication's scientific methods I've read online, having LovelyBike as a reviewer is the most damning evidence against quality to be found.

Holy shit. I am fucking stunned

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 16:20
euflavine
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Reasonable Facsimile wrote:
Make it stop

Whenever a spencer that's designed for heavy long distance use is offered, the first thing I look for from the designer is a focus on the paint color. Who needs any actual distance riding experience, design experience, knowledge of the sport, or materials experience?!

I'm surprised she hasn't found Hamp Co. yet, given her love for both larger tires, fenders, and Ti. That would have been a collab I could have seen working, if only because I know Steve would have just been like, "Yep, we're gunna use this geo we know works. Oh, you want it to be pretty? We can do that too..."

Or, this sets a new standard for custom spencer buying. Is every v-salon user now going to say they had a collaboration with the spencer builder because they requested an abstract use and color?

Lovely Bicycle wrote:
Neither the framebuilder, nor the customer, nor myself have any idea what to expect from this spencer, and that is part of the excitement.

How confidence inspiring...

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:18
NOVELTYNAME
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lower back issues and numbness in the hands?
sweet
im gonna collab with my chiropractor on a bespoke treatment schedule

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:28
JUGE FREDD
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GUYS IT'S GOING TO BE OK

Think about it for a second, there's no fucking way she's going to be reviewing for BQ — only Jan does that, and if he has helpers they're going to be his bros riding it with him and trading off.

The logical conclusion is that "will most likely be writing about it for Bicycle Quarterly" is a euphemism for "will be submitting something for the 'my favorite spencer' column" — Jan encourages people to submit bikes for that which he thinks he'd be reviewing harshly.

Of course she hasn't ridden it yet, nor has she ridden any bicycle remotely like it, but she sure does like the stormy sea blue!

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:30
littletinyfish
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Given that headtube the seatpost is going to be slammed on this one as well, right?

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:40
pixieshatintruck
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well jan heine is pretty much a joke anyway
they deserve each other

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:41
Larry Winget
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euflavine wrote:
Whenever a spencer that's designed for heavy long distance use is offered, the first thing I look for from the designer is a focus on the paint color reenforcements for a kickstand.

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:42
ryker

She also has an article on wrapping bars. She wraps starting from the stem. Does that work? Without shellac?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:44
teepz
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Uh, that Heine quote implies that he will be writing about it. Y'all can't read.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:46
teepz
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ryker wrote:
She also has an article on wrapping bars. She wraps starting from the stem. Does that work? Without shellac?

Holy shit - that tape looks fine 300 miles in!!!!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:49
JUGE FREDD
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teepz wrote:
Uh, that Heine quote implies that he will be writing about it. Y'all can't read.

NO U

Read the whole sentence, note that it starts with I

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:51
euflavine
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ryker wrote:
She also has an article on wrapping bars. She wraps starting from the stem. Does that work? Without shellac?

Well, yeah, it works. You just get weird curled up edges after like three rides, and then once that happens it will start to migrate in another 2-3 rides. And, it feels bad...man.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:52
Larry Winget
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littletinyfish wrote:
Given that headtube the seatpost is going to be slammed on this one as well, right?

Lots of reading comprehension failure ITT. It was not built for her.

Lovely Bicycle! wrote:
Before this bicycle is sent off to the customer, I will be test riding it for a few weeks and inviting a couple of more experienced cyclists to test ride it as well.

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 17:59
JUGE FREDD
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^^^ I think you're reading too much into that, she's not the owner of the Seven either. He's just saying it's gonna look jackass in her review setup just like errything else she touches.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 18:02

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