really bad handlebar/lever setups itt

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biek
really bad handlebar/lever setups itt


Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:02
biek

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:06
bexley
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Half of the bikes on the internet belong in this thread.

I always thought a 'notable cockpit' thread would be in order though.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:49
ryker
(Reply to #3)

bexley wrote:
Half of the bikes on the internet belong in this thread.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 10:54
lofarkas
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Also, none of the ones posted here are particularly bad.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 14:39
TimArchyLime
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They're not particularly good in any way either. Proper bar setups are not particularly difficult to achieve and improper ones are worthy of notice ATMO.

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Sun, 10/16/2011 - 17:14
biek
(Reply to #6)

lofarkas wrote:
Also, none of the ones posted here are particularly bad.

WHAT

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 17:33
curiousincident
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prollys is just plain bad but the other two just need to have the bars angled up. none as heinous as, well, all the heinous shit we have dug up over the years.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 18:22
yummygooey

What's one's thought process in angling bars like that?

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 19:19
jamey
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Man, I'd rather ride the Prolly bike than that Merlin.

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

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 19:22
catdrew f

merlin looks to be put together right, just needs to have the angle fixed. Prollys bars are fucked and looks like someone either has no idea of how a bikes contact points should work and is looking to compromise or really doesnt understand the bars they put on

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 20:08
yummygooey

At first I thought they were some riser-compact hybrids.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 21:23
blumpkin

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 22:09
jamey
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(Reply to #13)

catdrew f wrote:
merlin looks to be put together right, just needs to have the angle fixed. Prollys bars are fucked and looks like someone either has no idea of how a bikes contact points should work and is looking to compromise or really doesnt understand the bars they put on

Ummm...any handlebar setup could be made decent, if you just fixed the angle or something like that. That's not the point of this thread!

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

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 22:11
aek
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lol, give me 20 min and and allen key and I'll sort 'em all right out!

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

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 14:01
klondikebear
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reminds me of surfcat and his ride by batraping

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 14:17
aek
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That was the tarckest fucking thing any of us have ever done.

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

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 14:18
jimmythefly
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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, 10/17/2011 - 15:40
aek
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All that needs is a stem, bars, brake levers and some batrape dude.

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

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 15:52
jawn doe
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Boom.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 22:24
naterod
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biekridder wrote:

yellow bikebro. would ride this.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 22:45
lofarkas
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(Reply to #21)

biekridder wrote:
lofarkas wrote:
Also, none of the ones posted here are particularly bad.

WHAT

Well...

jawn doe wrote:

Boom.

I think you get the idea now.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 04:50
Endpoint
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(Reply to #22)

jawn doe wrote:

Boom.

Those new Riv-bars?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 10:38
yummygooey
(Reply to #23)

jimmythefly wrote:

Someone at school has a steering wheel on his sw8 fixxay. Pretty horrid.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:26
curiousincident
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(Reply to #24)

lofarkas wrote:
I think you get the idea now.

now that's what i'm talking about. although this particular specimen is unrelated, have you guys already forgotten all the next level mind blowing cockpits the fixie boom brought us?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 14:11
cookietruck
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(Reply to #25)

Rico SuaBear wrote:
biekridder wrote:

yellow bikebro. would ride this.

lol
those bars are terrible setup
wtf

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 15:05
Face
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tc: ive always wanted to put a steering wheel on a bike

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Tue, 10/18/2011 - 16:15
jimmythefly
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Not sure if bad or bad-ass:



The classic TT and tarck bike flickr pool

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.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 17:59
surfcat
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(Reply to #28)

aek wrote:
That was the tarckest fucking thing any of us have ever done.

Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

Quote:
the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 23:38
surfcat
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(Reply to #29)

blumpkin wrote:

Quote:
the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 23:40
biek

holy shit.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 23:41
Cody
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(Reply to #31)

jimmythefly wrote:
Not sure if bad or bad-ass:


The classic TT and tarck bike flickr pool

tc love this

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 03:14
RJ
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(Reply to #32)

surfcat wrote:
aek wrote:
That was the tarckest fucking thing any of us have ever done.

Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

What's the story here.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 20:54
surfcat
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(Reply to #33)

RJ wrote:
What's the story here.

surfcat wrote:
I did a drive-by bat raping.

Before:

After:

This bike has been without batrape for as long as I can remember. I'd had enough and took matters into my own hands.

Source: http://tarckbike.com/node/10086?page=258

Quote:
the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 22:53
tjayk
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(Reply to #34)

surfcat wrote:
RJ wrote:
What's the story here.

surfcat wrote:
I did a drive-by bat raping.

Before:

After:

This bike has been without batrape for as long as I can remember. I'd had enough and took matters into my own hands.

Source: http://tarckbike.com/node/10086?page=258

holy shit! i missed that... so awesome.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 09:28
Rusty Piton
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(Reply to #35)

blumpkin wrote:

Damn. Those bars are bad but that frame is badass!

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

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:55
aek
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(Reply to #36)

Rusty Piton wrote:
blumpkin wrote:

Damn. Those bars are bad but that frame is badass!

lulz, I just asked E if this was the kind of bike that might fit all her criteria and she said "Yes! Everything except those bars." !!!

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

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:04
Rusty Piton
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Nice. Sounds like a keeper.

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

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:10
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #38)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Nice. Sounds like a keeper.

That.

My wife used the phrase "braze-ons" the other day. I was like smiley

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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:15
Rusty Piton
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Yeah, the first time Ashley used the phrase "non drive side", I teared up a little.

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

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:24
aek
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She asks "How big are those wheels?"
"Uh, a bit smaller than yours"
"...you mean 650s?"
smiley

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

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:29
Tarckington Bear
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(Reply to #41)

Rusty Piton wrote:
blumpkin wrote:

Damn. Those bars are bad but that frame is badass!

Belongs to a girl on sffixed who should know better.

She's super teeny and that's probably the only way she can reach the hoods.

Custom bike fail.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 18:02
cookietruck
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oldbabe
all she gotta do is rotate them bars down
move levers up the bars
retape
sheeeeyit

but then again...it looks like she going for a perfectly flat transition from bars to hoods
you don't get that shit with reenactment levers and still have a decent angle on yr hoods

Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:14
cookietruck
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ps if she did that the reach to the hoods would most likely be shorter

Fri, 10/21/2011 - 10:15
Matthew Trujillo

Sat, 10/22/2011 - 23:55
ryker

^Person probably rides 90% in the drops.

Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:29
JUGE FREDD
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Mr. Bear wrote:

smiley

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Sun, 10/23/2011 - 16:24
halbritt
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Pretty common bar angle for cyclocross. I don't get it, but to each his own.

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Sun, 10/23/2011 - 17:03
Sneaky Viking
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(Reply to #48)

soli6brothers wrote:

there's nothing wrong with the bars. levers are a little low. this whole thread is really reaching.
except prolly. his bars are terrible.

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

Sun, 10/23/2011 - 17:26
Matthew Trujillo

yeah levers too low. this thread is all about reaching

Sun, 10/23/2011 - 17:29
Patch
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(Reply to #50)

Buffalo Bill wrote:
Mr. Bear wrote:

smiley

+1. I understand the bar angle, but them hoods need to get on upah

Sun, 10/23/2011 - 17:32

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