Badass Mofo Vehicle/spencer combo

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naterod
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^ thread winner

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:40
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:46
lofarkas
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Owner is pretty much guaranteed to be an asshole but that doesn't mean I don't want his vehicle/spencer combo.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:12
ShartAttack
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That F40+spencer rack collabo is truly insane

There's a local shop here that works on high zoot cars, the one time I wandered in there they had 2 F40s. Blew my mind, that car is so mental

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:21
NOVELTYNAME
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i think the crazy part about the black ferrari photo is that it's in a parking garage

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:24
jamey
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I'm sure clearance isn't a problem.

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

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:29
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sorry for crappy quality, but you get the idea. seen around the southern california race scene.

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:55
naterod
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would

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 15:13
NoahGenda
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you guys ever see the Speedvagen one?

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 18:42
Todd
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(Reply to #60)

NoahGenda wrote:
you guys ever see the Speedvagen one?

You just sent me down the Unimog rabbit hole. Love those things.

no bikes, but fuck you this is awesome.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:36
ergott
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I'm sorry, but an F40 should never be sullied by anything else. That car is the shit.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:49
VT regularbike
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(Reply to #62)

NoahGenda wrote:
you guys ever see the Speedvagen one?

Yo girl you blocking the sponsor logo we're gonna need you to move aside.

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

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:05
asterisk
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On one of the Speedvagen/Vanilla/SashaWhiteVille blogs there was an entry about driving that down to California from Portland. It sounded about as miserable as driving an old armored car 700 miles would be. Also no A/C and poor ventilation.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:34
Shortpants
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(Reply to #64)

crabbi wrote:
sorry for crappy quality, but you get the idea. seen around the southern california race scene.

Hell fucking yeah. I want to know these dudes.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 21:38
ICU81MI
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(Reply to #65)

Needs more mtb

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 23:05
crabbi
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Dude* one guy, dual parlees. Both built up almost identically.

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

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:49
Shortpants
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And now I'm searching for a Quigley built Ford 4x4. Thanks tarck....

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 16:26
Todd
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from MFS

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:21
Larry Winget
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The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 00:31
Blakey
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Friend and LBS owner towed his spencer and carried his son and son's spencer to the race yesterday. (balance spencer was on it's side for actual travel.)

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:06
asterisk
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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:01
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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 01:41
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 spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:01
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tarckeemoon wrote:

Whoa how did I miss this?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:13
naterod
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:09
JUGE FREDD
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TRUCKIN by blasdelf, on Flickr

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
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Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:53
The RTS
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(Reply to #77)

JUGE FREDD wrote:

TRUCKIN by blasdelf, on Flickr

Making little bitty bikes?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:32
Viggen
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smiley as fuck

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.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:47
Bahamontes
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I think Fred's Time is my favorite spencer. Like, ever.

Please find me one in a babby size, tarck.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:09
JUGE FREDD
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It's gonna be really difficult, they were only sold in Europe and in very low quantities

most of them had threaded steerers too

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

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:00
jeffro
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(Reply to #81)

JUGE FREDD wrote:

TRUCKIN by blasdelf, on Flickr

This is one of the best goddamned things ever. How's the ride?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:43
JUGE FREDD
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It was a bit of a deathtrap on the first descent, rack got megaloose from the bolts bedding into the powdercoat when presented with a shitload of new torque

It calmed down dramatically after being tightened down and the trailing cranks stopped autorotating, but still the rack and seatstays can flex

It doesn't respond well AT ALL to standing or sprinting, but just pedaling consistent circles it got up on plane and I was motoring along maintaining 20+ no problem. Smooth residential speedbumps are no problem, but square edged stuff makes the trailer bounce, and adding a spring to the system would probably just make it want to jackknife.

It would probably be a lot easier to ride (especially getting started) if the tractor spencer was turdly stiff and high trail, but then it wouldn't be as fun or fast

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

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:24
ICU81MI
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Looks awesome but I'm having a hard time imagining a practical application for such a set up.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
axel
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(Reply to #84)

JUGE FREDD wrote:

TRUCKIN by blasdelf, on Flickr

yo dawg I heard you like bikes

fat rob.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:28
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #85)

ICU81MI wrote:
Looks awesome but I'm having a hard time imagining a practical application for such a set up.

In this case I ended up with too many bikes at a friend's house

intended stealth use is ferrying people's bikes when they get fucked up and poured into a taxi

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:50
johnasavoia
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Toe strap crankarm to chainstay, and maybe one of those springs people attach from fork crown hole > downtube on cargo bikes? Sounds like its "good enough" as is for occasional use.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:06
JUGE FREDD
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you can't immobilize the crankarm, it has to move in reverse

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:43
oogens
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Dq: what does the crank autorotation have to do with tow stability?

Would be interested in this as a mtb tow vehicle to get to the trail head. Though its probably still easier/faster to just ride the mtb

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:51
jimmythefly
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Immobilizing the cranks means it wouldn't be able to roll backwards. Awkward for walking around or trackstanding or many places, I imagine. Which is why you'd ideally use a large rubber band instead of a toe strap perhaps.

Fred is there anything to be gained in future designs by locating the fork attachment somewhere lower down? I suppose the time fork is quite narrow and won't slide too far down over the fatty fender of the elephant.

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, 08/20/2014 - 16:09
JUGE FREDD
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after the rack loosened up it was shaking back and forth: http://instagram.com/p/r3jTfnh_qj

when the trailer bounces or its tire scrubs, the freehub was catching and making the cranks rotate

tho after 20 miles of constant coasting, the i9 hub was broken in a lot better

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:11
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #91)

oogenssssss wrote:
Dq: what does the crank autorotation have to do with tow stability?

after the rack loosened up it was shaking back and forth, see me descending with a knee on the top tube: http://instagram.com/p/r3jTfnh_qj

when the trailer bounces or its tire scrubs, the freehub was catching and making the cranks rotate

tho after 20 miles of constant coasting the i9 hub was broken in, and not really a problem

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:13
Lowrey'sOrgan
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That's pretty neat fred. I've been meaning to bolt one of those truck bed false QRs onto my rear rack for a while. Even if it doesn't ride that great, it would at least be far more convenient than spencer on trailer / strap to backpack / one hand each.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:14
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #93)

jimmythefly wrote:
Fred is there anything to be gained in future designs by locating the fork attachment somewhere lower down?

Indeed, would cut out the bouncing

Colin just put a heavy-duty version of the hitch on the tail end of his xtraviewpoint contraption at normal axle height:

It'll be interesting to see if it's possible to pedal the trailed spencer on it

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:19
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #94)

Lowrey'sOrgan wrote:
I've been meaning to bolt one of those truck bed false QRs onto my rear rack for a while.

Mine originally used one of those 9mm QRs, it works but isn't a good idea — it will articulate by sliding against the inside face of the dropouts. You need a spacer/axle to keep the compression from the QR from clamping the fork to the rack rigidly.

The best shadetree method is to use a pair of u-bolts to attach a front hub to your rack

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:25
Lowrey'sOrgan
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Ohhhh ok. I already have the mount, maybe I'll machine it down and throw some thrust bearings in there. Thanks for the tip.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:31
emor
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Totally saw a dude with that shade tree option at my work yesterday. Thought of you, Fred.

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:23
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #97)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
It'll be interesting to see if it's possible to pedal the trailed spencer on it

This would be interesting. And then have another trailed spencer, attached to another, attached to another... until you get a spencer train / centipede

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:41
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 spencer. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:09
jeffro
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(Reply to #99)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
Lowrey'sOrgan wrote:
I've been meaning to bolt one of those truck bed false QRs onto my rear rack for a while.

Mine originally used one of those 9mm QRs, it works but isn't a good idea — it will articulate by sliding against the inside face of the dropouts. You need a spacer/axle to keep the compression from the QR from clamping the fork to the rack rigidly.

The best shadetree method is to use a pair of u-bolts to attach a front hub to your rack

Got a pic of the spacer deal? Delrin or some such?

I can't decide if I like this more than the qr rack on the front of your folder. Both ideas really sing to me.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:23
JUGE FREDD
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I cannibalized a weenie front road hub for the endcaps and the spacer that connects them (all aluminum)

I'm currently using loctite on the threads to set the preload, need to get some microshim washers to dial it in solidly now that it's all broken in

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

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:39

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