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

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tehschkott
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That's great. I want one!

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

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 20:07
VT regularbike
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You can have that one, I only made it cuz bored. I'll bring it with me while in there the 5th -12th

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

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 20:16
lukasz
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Never used a sewing machine to do anything in my life. This is going to be interesting.

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 22:31
VT regularbike
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LOL have fucking fun with that! I really hope you have a decent machine.

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

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 22:35
lukasz
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Sun, 12/01/2013 - 00:06
VT regularbike
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Welcome to the internet making things look really easy, basic structure shouldn't be too hard. All those trim pieces around the pockets and shit can be a bitch. Make some corn hole bags or something easy before you dive right in there.

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

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 00:18
Orc
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(Reply to #157)

VT regularbike wrote:
Welcome to the internet making things look really easy…

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 01:21
randsome beast
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I'd refine that design by actually finishing the inside properly any number of different ways using something higher quality than that type of sign. Preferably sewing the stiffener into the four corners and base with one side of each left open or finished by hand with a few easily removable stitches.

Good luck

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Sun, 12/01/2013 - 06:33
Orc
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(Reply to #159)

Coroplast has the decided advantage that it's cheap and durable, which are important for wear surfaces. When I made racks narrower than my bags I'd put a coroplast deck into the bags, and interference fit would keep them in place unless I heavily loaded the outside side pockets (at which point the sides would slowly sag down over 1000 miles or so.)

I've built bags with zip-out linings, which are nice (I guess?), but my personal bags are unlined and when they get grubby I just toss them into the wash. It's kind of important that the outside look pretty, but I've come to think that it's more important that the insides be light and durable than be attractive.

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:41
lukasz
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holy shit, I'll pay any amount of money to never do that again. One and a half small pockets to go, then velcro to mate it to my rack (tombstone attachment already sewn on), and the sides.

I'm using Dimension Polyant VX21 fabric which is super lightweight and behaves almost like paper you can't tear. The piping on the rounded sections is the most PITA part. I don't plan to use a stiffener except for the bottom since the front pocket and the tombstone attachment should give the bag enough shape for my liking.

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 21:50
VT regularbike
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Pics!

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

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 22:00
lukasz
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when it's done! This thing is going to light up like Tron at night. In the day it will just be "Storm Orange."

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 22:11
NOVELTYNAME
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So you put led wire in clear piping? Nice.

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 22:20
Orc
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(Reply to #164)

lukasz wrote:
holy shit, I'll pay any amount of money to never do that again.

I know just where you can go for that, and it's on the other side of the USA so you won't have to listen to the sobbing and profanity involved.

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 23:04
halbritt
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(Reply to #165)

mini-wini wrote:
So you put led wire in clear piping? Nice.

EL wire.

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

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 01:43
lukasz
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Any part on Seattle Fabrics site that said "reflective" and I needed, I bought.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:11
emor
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(Reply to #167)

lukasz wrote:
holy shit, I'll pay any amount of money to never do that again.

LOL That's what I think after every attempt at DIY crafting. I am terrible at crafting.

"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, 12/02/2013 - 22:45
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #168)

halbritt wrote:
mini-wini wrote:
So you put led wire in clear piping? Nice.

EL wire.

Exactly

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 01:10
cookietruck
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(Reply to #169)

lukasz wrote:
holy shit, I'll pay any amount of money to never do that again.

lol
important life lessons

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 09:59
jimmythefly
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Yeah. I made a simple pair of shell mittens once. After that, never really questioned the price of a pair of gloves again.

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, 12/03/2013 - 12:17
tehschkott
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(Reply to #171)

VT regularbike wrote:
You can have that one, I only made it cuz bored. I'll bring it with me while in there the 5th -12th

Yay!

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

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:12
tehschkott
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(Reply to #172)

lukasz wrote:
Any part on Seattle Fabrics site that said "reflective" and I needed, I bought.

I <3 Seattle Fabrics and feel grateful that I live in the city where they are.

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

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:14
Andrew_Squirrel
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TC: I'm afraid to visit Seattle Fabrics because the second I walk in I will consider yet another hobby that I don't have the time/skill for.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:27
Orc
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TC: I should ride my xtracycle up there so I can avoid the shipping costs. Maybe next summer if I've got a few days free for a 700 with a shopping intermission.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 22:00
asterisk
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Orc - If you're ever down here in the valley check out Rainshed in Albany. They have a decent selection for a smaller shop.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 22:04
lukasz
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Seattle Fabric embodies the difference between NYC and the PNW. This is one of the local fabric stores I found before I placed an order with them: http://brooklyngeneral.com/

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 23:40
lukasz
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here it is:

Every part of this process was rushed but it still came out fine. Could be much better, but I had places to be and wanted to use the damn thing. Those photos are all without a stiffener. I just put some coroplast on the bottom of the bag. I got the side stripes and the front pocket stripe to line up. SCORE.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:51
Cg3288

Could use more reflective.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:54
Cg3288

Seriously though. I dig it.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:55
jeffro
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That's awesome. Looks like it works even better than this stuff, which is also very good. I shot my commuting backpack with it and have also used it on frames, racks, etc. Very cost effective.

http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-214944-Reflective-10-Ounce-Spray/dp/B000LNVC1M

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 22:51
jimmythefly
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Awesome! What bike is it mounted on in that first pic?

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, 12/10/2013 - 13:22
lukasz
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That's a 650b disc bike built by Rick Jones and a rack that comes apart built by our very own David:

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 00:05
Blakey
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that's a spiffy looking travel rack.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 00:32
Sneaky Viking
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(Reply to #184)

lukasz wrote:
That's a 650b disc bike built by Rick Jones and a rack that comes apart built by our very own David:

have you posted this before? it's hot fire.

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

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 09:39
lukasz
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Nah I've been hiding it. Guess I should post it in bike thread.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:31
NOVELTYNAME
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nice bike

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:47
ryker

Post NDS too so we can see fender attachment shenanigans, if any. Looks rad.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:48
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #188)

lukasz wrote:
Nah I've been hiding it. Guess I should post it in bike thread.

Why u withold the sex from us? Do we not make you feel sexy anymore?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:47
Blakey
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Finished some trophies today.

Not gonna lie, Amy's Hammer Nutrition mallet trophy was the initial inspiration.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 06:57
JUGE FREDD
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genius!

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Sun, 06/15/2014 - 17:48
NOVELTYNAME
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Artisanal shovels
What'll they think of next

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:48
Lowrey'sOrgan
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made some hubs not too long ago

V1

disassembled

V2, with some improvements (and some "improvements")

Never been laced up though. I'm more than a little apprehensive TBH

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:15
jimmythefly
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Very nice. As long as not laced radial (and made from decent alloy) I don't see what's to worry about. Hubs seem to be a straightforward part to make with lots of historical examples of how to do it and not die.

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.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 22:19
Shortpants
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Very fucking cool. I'd build them up man! Otherwise why make them.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 01:04
spaghetti
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Practicing before getting to that DIY box bag
stitching is pretty amateur but I'm really happy with how this came out
never used bias tape before, that was fun.



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:02
Shortpants
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I always hated using bias tape. I think it hates me too. I can never get it to sit well.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:28
spaghetti
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lots of stopping and ironing and pinning and stitching and stopping and ironing and pinning etc.
i enjoyed it

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 14:06
johnasavoia
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Turned a Minoura butt rockets bottle mount into a little bag support, still leaves room for a small roll or compression bag above it.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:01
jimmythefly
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Like. i have one of those, picked up at a swap thinking it would be useful for something, but not sure what exactly.

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.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:31
johnasavoia
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There's probably an even better implementation than this, but it came together in like 5 minutes, washers on the bolt inside the bag, feels pretty secure.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:41

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