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Sneaky Viking
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tarckeemoon wrote:
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...

sw8 fixie style 2k6, u finally came back around liek i knew u wud

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 18:02
JUGE FREDD
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tarckeemoon wrote:
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.

Why in the fuck would you do this instead of replacing the chainstay bridge with a kickstand plate? The jackass clamp is still going to crunch on the tubes, just like it does on thick oversized chainstays.

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
teepz
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Buffalo Bill wrote:
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

Ah. I was under the impression that Jan had written that...

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 18:12
euflavine
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A haiku for you, Lovely Bicycle:

Add a kickstand; does
it equal a very light spencer?
No, I'm thinking not.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 18:13
Petr5
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So I've stayed out of this thread because I'm of the opinion that whatever gets you out there is a good thing. However, when considering the series of events described in the recent lovelybicycle blog, I'm quitting bicycles as I wish to have absolutely nothing in common with all parties involved. She was fine by me because we were all dumb, all-too-eager beginners at everything we're now experts in. We usually don't post every idiotic self-doubt for the world to see, and typically we're not all so defensive that we need to reinvent the wheel for ourselves to ensure it's not marketing hype, but to each their own. Disseminating this stupidity to others is mildy egregious, but this collababortion has offended me on behalf of anyone considered an expert in anything. Further, Jan Heine, who actually has some credibility in my eyes not for his opinion, but instead for the sheer time devoted to the subject, in attaching his name and along with that some of his credibility to that blog, has committed a disservice to his cycling community.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 18:47
Orc
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Buffalo Bill wrote:

tarckeemoon wrote:

Why in the fuck would you do this instead of replacing the chainstay bridge with a kickstand plate?

Well, when you convert the thing to an xtracycle those pads will be better than just bolting the extension frame to a kickstand plate which will then obligingly rip loose at a bad time. And don't kickstand plates tend to become filth magnets? At least these little pads don't give a larger surface to pick up crud on.

But I can imagine those pads going over really well with a large chunk of the retrogrouch world. They're practical and will no doubt save up to 25 grams when you remove the kickstand for a brevet.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 18:56
JUGE FREDD
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A well-made kickstand plate would wrap up around the inside curve of the chainstays and have a shitload of support.

Kickstand clamps are even bigger filth zones than a mud shelf kickstand plate. Besides, this thing is going to have integrated fenders that go down past the chainstays anyway.

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 - 19:04
JUGE FREDD
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Petr5 wrote:
Further, Jan Heine, who actually has some credibility in my eyes not for his opinion, but instead for the sheer time devoted to the subject, in attaching his name and along with that some of his credibility to that blog, has committed a disservice to his cycling community.

I don't think he actually gave her any kind of credibility -- he just sold her collabo-rator some parts for a undersized fork.

Knowing him, he'll sit on her submission for a year before getting around to considering publishing it.

By then she'll have completely changed her mind -- hell, she'll be crashing out of crits every weekend.

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 - 19:13
Petr5
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It's not that I feel he's to blame for that turd, and I'm not even talking about her alleged association with bq; I'm appalled that he can be found in her comments section not clearing up glaring inaccuracies/fallacies.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:28
TimArchyLime
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Maybe Jan was the one that told her that proper leg extension involves a straight leg and a raised heel.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:30
crabbi
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tarckeemoon wrote:
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.

why the hell would you let anybody ride your brand new custom frame to test it out? fuck that, gimme my spencer.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:42
TimArchyLime
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Who the hell thinks they can properly test a frame that was built for someone that is obviously not anywhere near the same size?

"Yep, it shifts and the wheels roll with little resistance. It doesn't ride particularly well, but that may be due to the fact that I had to duct tape my saddle to the top tube and use a 30mm stem."

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:48
mr. fop
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primae noctis, queens right

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:53
Petr5
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lol. Because they don't even know how it will handle?

Desperate for publicity frame builder: so what kind of geometry were you thinking?
Velouria/desperate for a discount buyer: we were thinking a stormy summer seafoam.

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

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:56
Larry Winget
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rabbi wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
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.

why the hell would you let anybody ride your brand new custom frame to test it out? fuck that, gimme my spencer.

I'd do it in exchange for a healthy discount.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 19:56
gusmore

littletinyfish wrote:

[quote=johnnyraja]In Mexico they call that position "el gringo boracho"[/quote]

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 20:44
mander
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oh shi

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 21:05
timberland boots
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boom

Anal Beads Al-Qaeda Ball Gag NAMBLA

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 21:19
Rentable Faxmachine
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Jeebus Christ. The comments are fucking absurd. It's just constant ego-stroking, and her readers actually seem to believe that she's qualified for this.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 21:32
cookietruck
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gusmore wrote:
littletinyfish wrote:

omg lollin.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 00:37
NoahGenda
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I hate how often the word co-habitant is used. Its cohabitant. Say fucking housemate or something, she afraid people wont believe she like the gurlz

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:45
NOVELTYNAME
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is a cohabitant like a live-in doin-it pal?

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 13:46
TimArchyLime
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bloggers often come up with cute names for their partners. It's idiotic.

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

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 14:19
Petr5
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lol. Kyle, being a math nerd, you should go with significant figure, sig fig for short of course. You know, when you start a blog... and get a significant figure.

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

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 14:24
aek
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Fucking sig fig, I move to adopt as OTN.

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

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 14:41
FIXIE STAR
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TimLOKOed wrote:
bloggers often come up with cute names for their partners. It's idiotic.

this can pretty much sum up her entire attitude to writing.

it's like adding wood type ornaments to a lemonade stand sign, except instead of calling it lemonade stand you call it a CITRUS REFOCILLATION SPEAKEASY

and then what you really get is some piss in a dixie cup after all of it.

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:03
JUGE FREDD
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Petr5 wrote:
It's not that I feel he's to blame for that turd, and I'm not even talking about her alleged association with bq; I'm appalled that he can be found in her comments section not clearing up glaring inaccuracies/fallacies.

link?

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

Fri, 06/17/2011 - 16:32
Petr5
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I'll look when not at work. It's in the comments to one of the blog posts linked here. Fuck if I'm reading her blog on my own.

edit:
One from a link you posted
http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/06/understanding-rest-and-recovery.html?showComment=1307822629653#c3930187560705055989
and one more in the paceline entry
http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/06/paceline-ride-take-2-or-how-i-psyched.html?showComment=1307655336909#c7607826087779653757

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

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 01:03
scrub
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dougtruck wrote:
i dated a girl with that last name
her vag got wet as fuck
like if you were bonin in a tshirt it would be wet up to your nipples

How did this go unnoticed, it made me chuckle out loud

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 01:25
cookietruck
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Petr5 wrote:
I'll look when not at work. It's in the comments to one of the blog posts linked here. Fuck if I'm reading her blog on my own.

edit:
One from a link you posted
http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/06/understanding-rest-and-recovery.html?showComment=1307822629653#c3930187560705055989
and one more in the paceline entry
http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/06/paceline-ride-take-2-or-how-i-psyched.html?showComment=1307655336909#c7607826087779653757

waitwut?

When riding in a paceline, I think it's important to have a spencer that feels like an extension of your body. I raced long before STI and Ergo, so I am used to downtube shifters. (There were pacelines back then!) I use downtube shifters (and my randonneur bikes) in pacelines all the time. At other times, I ride racing bikes, and honestly, there isn't much of a difference. I suspect the performance difference between the 7 and your other spencer has more to do with your position (power output, aerodynamics) and the frame (flex characteristics).

what about plaining?

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 14:50
TimArchyLime
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is that Jan who keeps calling the Seven a "7"?

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

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 15:21
Petr5
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Hey cookie, nothing wrong with what he said; what's wrong is that he 1. Reads the blog 2. Posts in the comments and 3. Isn't shaking his head and pointing out all the stupid being disseminated.

Edit: 4. Calling it a 7. It's not a tweet, Jan. Go ahead and use those six extra characters. As a writer, I'd expect you to out of respect for your craft anyway.

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

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 16:37
JUGE FREDD
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The master of spencer crazy is back, in rare form: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/knothole_post/365

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

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 17:47
euflavine
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Buffalo Bill wrote:
The master of spencer crazy is back, in rare form: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/knothole_post/365

Knowing GP's feeling on gears (if you have them), this thing basically has to be an internal hub, right? I have no idea how this thing is going to fill any gaps in the catalog while still remaining a GP designed and style spencer. Townie? Isn't the Riv Mark that's mentioned the guy that likes the lighter and faster builds? Maybe it will be a more true rando spencer?

If it works, raising $22,500 in capital just based off of a cryptic post blog is pretty impressive.

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 18:07
mr. fop
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i think the last time he did something like this, the mystery item ended up being an oversized bib.

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 18:33
biek

oversized bb?

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 18:45
mr. fop
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no, this.

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 19:01
mr. fop
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you gotta love it.

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 19:02
biek

i think it's a pretty smart idea, actually.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 19:09
JUGE FREDD
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euflavine wrote:
Buffalo Bill wrote:
The master of spencer crazy is back, in rare form: http://www.rivbike.com/blogs/knothole_post/365

Knowing GP's feeling on gears (if you have them), this thing basically has to be an internal hub, right? I have no idea how this thing is going to fill any gaps in the catalog while still remaining a GP designed and style spencer. Townie? Isn't the Riv Mark that's mentioned the guy that likes the lighter and faster builds? Maybe it will be a more true rando spencer?

Grant hates internal gear hubs. Much more likely to be 1x8 or "digital shifting" like the Quickbeam completes.

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

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 21:21
dougtruck
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idontknowshiteaboutbieks wrote:
i think it's a pretty smart idea, actually.

for riding a 100 miles, shooting shit (not animals) and eating like 40lbs of crawfish?

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 22:33
jamey
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lol

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

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 16:19
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

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 19:47
FIXIE STAR
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argh the continual usage of "co-habitant" makes me want to claw my eyes out.

Also:

Quote:
On a more general note, while the Cross Check is clearly versatile enough for commuting and touring, I wonder whether many cyclists actually use it for cyclocross racing. I have a hard time imagining that, given how relatively heavy it is - even the floor models with narrower tires and sportier components. But maybe I'm just biased from having handled too many lightweight bikes recently.

Has she ever been to a cross race? Please keep her far away from cyclocross.

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 21:45
ryker

FIXIE STAR wrote:
argh the continual usage of "co-habitant" makes me want to claw my eyes out.

Lovely Bicycle was amusing in the beginning but it's crossed into pain territory. Better to stop reading I think.

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 21:52
TimArchyLime
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Every few days or so I write a long rant to post to the comments. Then I delete it knowing it will fall on deaf ears. Not just deaf ears really. More like the ears of someone who would turn up the radio and sing along to avoid hearing the really horrible noise their car is making instead of just taking it in to the shop. The ears of the willfully ignorant really.

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

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 21:57
Larry Winget
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Has anyone told this co-habitant dude people ride "off road" with 32s?

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 22:38
Larry Winget
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dubble

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Sun, 06/19/2011 - 22:38
curiousincident
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FIXIE STAR wrote:
Quote:
On a more general note, while the Cross Check is clearly versatile enough for commuting and touring, I wonder whether many cyclists actually use it for cyclocross racing. I have a hard time imagining that, given how relatively heavy it is - even the floor models with narrower tires and sportier components. But maybe I'm just biased from having handled too many lightweight bikes recently.

Has she ever been to a cross race? Please keep her far away from cyclocross.

seriously, i died when i read that.

and the GP mystery spencer thing thing... well, part of me wants to get supremely indignant but if you got that kind of money to piss away it's all one big moot point.

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 22:57
jamey
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i never realized how much i was limiting my bikes by which pedals i put on there. if only they were somehow able to quickly swapped around.

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

Sun, 06/19/2011 - 23:02

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