Tarck Arts and Carfts. Post your home-built bikey stuff.

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hiljentaa
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So radical, Blakey.

TC: My second spencer was a coaster brake BMX with black/red/white splatter paint. Was so stoked on it when I was a kid.

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 09:52
tjayk
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(Reply to #102)

spaghetti wrote:
i did that to a helmet 4 years ago and got made fun of.
you guys suck, but not you Blakey, you are good.

coz you aint supposed to do that to a helmet?

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 09:55
tehschkott
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(Reply to #103)

Blakey wrote:
aww yiss. That's more like it.

white&magenta to brighten up the pink, 'light green' in place of yellow looking lime green.

Next up, stem, guards, frame&fork.

I'm into it, you crazy Aussie bastard you.

DO NOT CONSTRUE MY COMMENTS AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF BICYCLING. BIKES ARE DANGEROUS, EXPENSIVE, AND EXHAUSTING. DO NOT RIDE THEM.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 16:37
Blakey
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(Reply to #104)

tehschkott wrote:
I'm into it, you crazy Aussie bastard you.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you're going to commit to a joke, you have to commit fully.

Pump body primed, ready for matte. Fork matted out, ready for splatter, frame about to get rubbed down for matte.

Might matte the guards / stays and leave them that way, need to relocate the brackets to the outside first though.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 19:08
bexley
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Must imitate neat thing I saw on the internet.

Thinking stem with a white base. What's the process for that? My knowledge of painting aluminum goes as far as....sand and rattle can?

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 14:20
Patch
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Bro, I think the preferred method here may be color-blocking.
Hoods, batrape, stem, (maaybe seatpost), saddle, pedals. Maybe a TAF turbo like Rusty has,

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 14:44
VT regularbike
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I don't know what color blocking is but hard line square color transitions like that look bad most of the time. You gotta angle it like a pseudo fade at the very least.

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

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 16:45
hiljentaa
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Dudes, I need to build some spencer holding devices. I remember seeing some designerfixiebro thing that was like a shelf that supported the top tube. Could put helmet/etc on the shelf.

Anyone have a picture of something like that so I can attempt to replicate it? Not trying to get fancy, but I need a visual reference.

Disregard. GIS "spencer shelf" reveals all.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:52
crowding
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this is not at all spencer related but I'm deep in dissertation madness and tc haven't been riding much. But there are some spencer parts?

i made a computer cart
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with spencer parts
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maximum monitor to keyboard drop with minimal knee interference
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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 01:22
Blakey
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Holy shit. amazeballs.

Repost in JA bar setups?

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 03:04
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #111)

Blakey wrote:
Holy shit. amazeballs.

Repost in JA bar setups?

LOL. also, yes, amazeballs.

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.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:57
Personicus
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crowding, what're you writing your dissertation on?

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:21
NOVELTYNAME
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the computer, you dummy

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:28
GrandmaJordan
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lulz.

Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:56
cheese
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Taking your Mad Max game to the next level, I see?

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 14:05
Blakey
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damnit. got "splatterers blister" now.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 22:34
tehschkott
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(Reply to #117)

hambiek wrote:
Blakey wrote:
Holy shit. amazeballs.

Repost in JA bar setups?

LOL. also, yes, amazeballs.

Splatter paint or GTFO amirite

DO NOT CONSTRUE MY COMMENTS AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF BICYCLING. BIKES ARE DANGEROUS, EXPENSIVE, AND EXHAUSTING. DO NOT RIDE THEM.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 05:45
tehschkott
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(Reply to #118)

Misogynisticus wrote:
crowding, what're you writing your dissertation on?

wintrotta wrote:
the computer, you dummy

smiley

DO NOT CONSTRUE MY COMMENTS AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF BICYCLING. BIKES ARE DANGEROUS, EXPENSIVE, AND EXHAUSTING. DO NOT RIDE THEM.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 05:46
crowding
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(Reply to #119)
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 06:25
emor
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(Reply to #120)

tehschkott wrote:
Splatter paint or GTFO amirite

Told my wife I wanted to splatter paint my frame pump. She told me it was the dumbest idea I've ever had.

It was a hard couple minutes for us.

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

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 22:44
asterisk
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Tell her it's practice for kiddie room walls.

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 23:50
halbritt
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(Reply to #122)

emor wrote:
tehschkott wrote:
Splatter paint or GTFO amirite

Told my wife I wanted to splatter paint my frame pump. She told me it was the dumbest idea I've ever had.

It was a hard couple minutes for us.

LOL

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 00:41
Blakey
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(Reply to #123)

emor wrote:
tehschkott wrote:
Splatter paint or GTFO amirite

Told my wife I wanted to splatter paint my frame pump. It was a hard couple minutes for us.

Well there's no point doing the pump if you don't do the frame to match.

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 06:40
spaghetti
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I have a Blicks Bag sorta like this

but doesn't have the buckles
would like to add some buckles.
I have a sewing machine but don't have much experience past making curtains
tarck suggestions?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:14
jimmythefly
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Study some existing designs, then practice on the same material/thickness and you'll do great.

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.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:05
hiljentaa
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What ever happened to Blicks, by the way?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:08
oogens
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According to the facebooks she seems pretty focused photography work, haven't seen much mention of bags. I wonder if someone else is in charge of bags now...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:50
circuithero
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I believe shes doing more stock bags and less custom work now. I recently hit her up about getting a custom purse made for a lady friend. I have been using the original prototype of the courier pro daily for almost 4 years now without one broken stitch. 10/10 would buy many bags from her, stock or not.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 22:52
VT regularbike
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Yeah my hipbag has been rock solid, i wore out the liner in a few spots but it still stays totally dry and haven't had a single thing come undone either.

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

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 07:32
motorbacon
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Sun, 05/19/2013 - 00:02
VT regularbike
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you made a rev x at home?

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

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 09:50
ShinyTravisto
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Impressed

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 19:12
Orc
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Candleholder by Tysasi, on Flickr

The old fork on the tarckcheck was bent beyond repair (or beyond the point where I'd ever want to ride the repaired fork) so I sawed the legs off to braze them into a newer shorter fork for a 20" wheel. And when I had the second fork blade off, I looked at the remains of the fork and had an evil thought.

Sun, 06/02/2013 - 18:23
Patch
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Recieved my tarcktical bag from Schkott via my mom.
Loaded it up with a sleeping bag, some clothes, and tested it on my whip.
Biggest beef is how annoying it is to take on/off and where the long attachment straps go for doing so. Seems like a click-buckle should solve this.

Obviously it’s a little far to the right in the pics.

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:03
tehschkott
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Concur - straps prob could be shorter. This has been everyone's comment.

Attaching it to the bars seems like it should be the simplest thing ever but in reality was kinda a PITA to work out. Ladder buckles and click straps don't work. I tried cam buckles which work okay until things get wet and then you start getting slippage. Can't use a click buckle because the way it sinches up against the bars - the angles are all funny and the diameter of the bars too narrow. It just comes loose the second you hit any kind of bump. You're welcome to try it though. You'll see what I mean I think.

That pouch is the wrong size but I just jammed it on there as I ran out the door. Should work fine but a slightly smaller one would line up with the molle webbing better.

Alas

DO NOT CONSTRUE MY COMMENTS AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF BICYCLING. BIKES ARE DANGEROUS, EXPENSIVE, AND EXHAUSTING. DO NOT RIDE THEM.

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 04:41
tehschkott
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Also, looking at those straps I wonder if you have them threaded on properly.

I made a video - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tehschkott/8647969552/in/set-72157632993229733

bear with me, I was holding my iphone with one hand and lacing it up with the other.

DO NOT CONSTRUE MY COMMENTS AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF BICYCLING. BIKES ARE DANGEROUS, EXPENSIVE, AND EXHAUSTING. DO NOT RIDE THEM.

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 04:45
Patch
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Yep, that’s how I did it. gonna go out and try some bunny-hops with some cinch-bands and see if things sit alright.
Also: is there a way to undo the pull-cords on the bags? Not into having two.
Thanks again, I owe you big time!

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 05:03
tehschkott
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just unbutton and pull em out

DO NOT CONSTRUE MY COMMENTS AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF BICYCLING. BIKES ARE DANGEROUS, EXPENSIVE, AND EXHAUSTING. DO NOT RIDE THEM.

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 02:21
Blakey
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Splatter paint frame finished.

Time to build. Stoked!

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:38
cheese
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(Reply to #140)

tehschkott wrote:
just unbutton and pull em out

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:25
Viggen
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DYIN.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 06:23
tjayk
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sweet splatter paint. that cinelli tape looks awesome, hope you find some for that spencer.

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 09:21
Blakey
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(Reply to #143)

tjayk wrote:
sweet splatter paint. that cinelli tape looks awesome, hope you find some for that spencer.

A FRIEND CAME OVER AND GAVE ME A ROLL TODAY!

he just had it 'lying around'.

Fenders on, mostly fettled, brakes filed (maxed out 57mm reach brake at the rear still wasn't enough...), levers & cables tomorrow.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 05:16
Gino
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This is the rack the holds my crappy bikes up. It's put together from $50 of galvanized pipe.

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 20:12
bexley
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edit: moved to OT.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 13:51
motorbacon
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Holy shit. I love that. Now where can I implement it in my home.............i mean, tiny ass apartment.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:50
bexley
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Takes no more space than an ironing board. Fuck, now I have an ironing board too.

Moving this to appropriate OT thread. Feels like I'm sullying the bikes forum with apartment photos.

edit: Ugh, fuck off, Porsche.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 13:52
motorbacon
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Currently completing application for authorization to recreate in my home. Hoping cohabitant supgirl approves application for disappearing workbench.

Bexley, I blame you for this.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 13:55
bexley
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Good move. It's just a surface in the end, but if I don't do these things in apartments I inhabit for 1-3 years, gonna have no idea how I want to build my workshops once I live the hell outside a city. Can't complain about my place now though....it gives me the space to make quick versions of everything I'd build if I had a house.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:03
VT regularbike
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I made another belt buckle. This one is with a random 14t 10spd cog and two pieces of kmc dlc chain. The part that attaches to the belt is Da 9000 brake cable and its "pinned" into the chain with cable tips with the end ground off then jb welded on the cable and then the cable tips were hammered onto the chain sorta like a make shift rivet. The part that hooks on the belt is an m4 bolt through one of the already there holes in the cog that I tapped. Then to protect the leather I threaded an XL cable tip on to the m4 bolt snipped off the tip and filed it down. I'm pretty happy with it.
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Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 21:02

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