nerdy and dull bike plans/dithering thrad 2014

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Larry Winget
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nerdy and dull bike plans/dithering thrad 2014

I have been meaning to post this for a while. Tarck needs a place where we can post shit that makes even fellow bike nerds' eyes glaze over, where we post our hopes and dreams for long-dormant projects and orphan parts we may eventually do something with.

On my list:

Finally get my damn Davidson frame refinished, respaced to 130, and rebuilt to replace the 20 year old and completely clapped out drivetrain.

The current plan is to steal the group for my Merckx and the wheels from the Charge for this, put a new group on the Merckx (6800?), but then that would require 11-friendly wheels which cannot be too shitty/cheap. Ugh.

Group would also have to be financed largely by the sale of another bike which I am hesitating on for no particular reason other than inertia/laziness. I think I'm partially hesitant to get started because once I make the first major commitment it's all going to snowball.

Then there's cross season. I've pretty much decided I'm going to focus on ss next year and that 2014 is going to be about fucking around with tires and seeing how cheaply I can acquire/build one or maybe two more tub wheelsets. I've also decided to build (and have acquired most of the parts for) a second ss bike. One of the more ridiculous bike projects I've taken on given my very limited racing abilities.

Also looked at longtails with wife today. Will probably ride some tomorrow. #1 goal there is to let her make the decision based on what is important to her and try not to let my own biases get in the way too much. Two bikes (one mine, one hers) would be on the chopping block to make room and a few bucks.

Also looking forward to Brompton Lyfe again. Hacking together a seatpost for more height/setback is the only planned change there.

The MTB is probably not going to get any love. I will probably ride it a few times, wish it had a suspension fork while magically not being heavier or something else considerably more awesome/expensive, then hang it back up again.

/cool story bro

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:39
chazzwazzer
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i feel like there's a copy of this thread in my brain that i've posted to thousands of times. super into this

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:01
oogens
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Bro the weight of a squish fork is heavily outweighed by just about everything else it gives you

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:06
gusmore
(Reply to #3)

oogenssssss wrote:
Bro the weight of a squish fork is heavily outweighed by just about everything else it gives you

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

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 21:18
liquify
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Boring stuff for me (coz #yoloroadbike is to come) include rebuilding the wheels currently on cannondale cross bike/gravel bike. Novatec to tb14s. I laced them up to the opposing spoke holes. Didn't realize it when doing it and following sheldon's page, so I proceeded as I had with previous builds (this was maybe 2nd or 3rd I did). Surprisingly no spoke failures, but it know the wheels could be stronger.

I, too, think I will focus on ss cross next year if I can race at all (job/location pending). Have contemplated selling cannondale and using endpoint if I need it. But, I can race Felt Breed in 4s and SS if I want to, though ss is better coz with 3s and longer race. Of course, I would like to finish a bit higher in 4s sometime, but this is more fitness than bike. If I did focus on ss, I could maybe, maybe justify full carbon fork or race wheels, and maybe upgrade the brakes from the shorty 4s that are on there. I figure can't stop, won't stop was fitting for it for now.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:55
thurston
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1. New brake cables/housing on mountain bike (2004 Fisher Dual Sport 229) to work with longer bars.
2. Decide if I should keep it as mountain bike or nerd out for super commuter. Commuter would be less $, to update as mountain bike I would need new wheels & crank
3. Finish rebuilding old road bike(cannondale r500 with RSX 7 speed) Decide if I should sell it, ride it or ?
4. Ride more. Dad life has severely cut into my time.

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Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:04
scrub
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I need to get a new damn fork/wheel and sort out the BB7s for my MTB and ride it.

Geared cross bike is going to get the cowbells and newer 105 dangler/pusher that I bought for the road bike I thought I was going to build but instead I'm saving up for a yolo bike next year.

Cannondale is getting the 600 dangler from the Jamis above.

Pompino is getting the Ritchey curves that I bought for the aforementioned road bike and hopefully a crabon fork after I get rid of the road fork I bought of Doug for that same road project that I'm abandoning.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:13
halbritt
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  1. Group for the CAAD10 which has everything but the drivetrain, ride it
  2. Build an Archetype front to match the rear on my Foprad and set aside the TB14s for something else
  3. Build up the prototype polished TB14s into track wheels and then build a track bike with 'em around an EAI Bareknuckle that I need to buy or...
  4. Drag my oxy/acetylene rig home from the warehouse and start brazing bike tubes into the form of a track bike.
  5. Get an XT group and a yelli screamy frame to wrap around the Marz fork I already have.
  6. Sell all my other parts.

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

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:01
Sneaky Viking
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  1. relace reare wheel of Monocog Flight to SS hub and remove shifty bits and sell
  2. sell Fuji Opus III frame; I need to stop trying to figure out ways to justify owning this
  3. reduce inventory of used bikes by half at least, get barn set up so it's clean/ functional/ install pegboard.
  4. try to move upmarket some on the used bikes, either by going smaller volume/more expensive, or painting/branding of older frames. need to talk to the spanish body shop dudes around the corner from the shop about spraying some stuff for me.
  5. acquire full squish? ride mountain bikes more
  6. start a weekly dirt road ride out of the shop

my personal bikes are pretty well sorted at this point. with each passing kid, the likelihood of coming up with 3k for a Winter seems further and further away. most of my goals are just organization and riding more this year.

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

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:35
randsome beast
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Hide your assets better Sneaky. Physical and fiscal.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:46
bexley
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i.e. Be more sneaky, Viking.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 09:47
Sneaky Viking
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eh, it's not so much matter of removing 3k from Peg Bundy's prying eyes, it's more like how can I save money to be a partner in the bike shop, so I don't have to be working construction or working for peanuts. Or afford more child care so I can ride more. Or save for a down payment on the house.
I'd like a fancy custom frame, but it's not really where I'm at with my life right now.

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

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:03
mander
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I know that feel

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:27
halbritt
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Thought you owned your place?

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

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:01
Sneaky Viking
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It's complicated.

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

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:19
ryker

Fewer plans than ever. Feels good on the whole.

  • For sure some tires in my 2014. Thinking the Kenda SB8 SCT for my SSCX. For the road maybe some Veloflex or Grand Bois clinchers (reality: Conti GP4000S black chilis). For road tubeless maybe Bontrager TLR (reality: not unless I start working at a Trekshop).
  • Would like to pimp the wheels on supwife's touring biek, which she loves. Thinking about an XTR rear and a swappable pair of XTR/XT-dynamo front wheels so she has choice up front (reality: replacing her shitbox spokes with butted ones, which costs me nothing).
  • Need fenders on two touring bieks, the 26" above and my 700c dick trucker. Kind of hung up on this job because want Berthoud hardware with lighter fenders.
  • Sell my Santa Cruz Superlight (size large, Fox 120mm, ano finish, send PMs) complete or f/f/hs cos back is fucked and spine doc says no MTB.
  • Replace 110mm Thomson X2 on old man Ti roadbiek with partsbin 120mm Easton EA90, logo removed. First 2014 job done.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:35
b-roll
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Hoo boy, what a thread.

--Before anything gets to happen, save up the 2500 bucks for my pediatrics boards exam. Pass exam. Profit.

--Obtain brakes, cranks wheels, bars, saddle (pant, pant) and seatpost for the P-29er. Actually learn to ride MTB again. This saga is covered in another thread, I believe.

--Strip down the La Raza and the Crosscheck and get them sandblasted and powdercoated. Will probably have to triage that and make the LR first priority as it is closer to actual permanent damage. Build them both back up exactly the same except consider tracking down a cheap pair of nice cantis (you know, those obsolete things they used to use on CS bikes) for the CC.

--Reroute the cabling on the Crossbow proper, probably adding some mud-resistant housing setup. Peel off the crooked-mounted tubs from the wheels I bought/stole from Frank and reglue, or possibly replace with a Grifo/Fango combination.

--Finish up my Crank Bros vs SPD taste test and possibly do some pedal trading on sw8 fixie and CX bikes.

--Build up new rear wheel for Tachyon and do some major overhauling after the snow/salt season is over.

--Drop enough weight to be less comical on track bike and Campeon race setup. Ride, race, repeat.

--Finally get my iconic/ironic Leader "Boston Whaler" TT frame repainted properly, scrounge up a drivetrain, then get out there and annoy some Madison-area triathletes.

And on the 7th day, I'll probably rest.

"You know it's dumb. I know it's dumb. But fuck it, I still love it."

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 14:11
CheshireCat
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2014 bike plans:
- get Broakland race biek frame. S3 tubing with teardrop shaped tubes.
- get Geekhouse MTB re-powdercoated. Had an unfortunate denting of ST with the shitty sram clamp mechanism. Got it fixed, but now it needs powder over the spot again.
- Build up Enve 29er XC wheelset, decide whether it goes on MTB or CX bike w/ disc.
- Ride the trainer a lot
- Find an Enve tubular wheelset for the roadie and get it ready to race some cat 4 road races.
- prep old geekhouse for touring from seattle to san diego in june.

-is a cat
-is a REAL doctor!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 15:55
TimArchyLime
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2014 Bike Plans:

  • Build TB14 rims to campy hubs so I can build my Merckx frame with the Chorus 10 group I have in a box.
  • Build my old Fuji touring frame into a bike I can do the C&O/GAP ride on. Then do that ride in under 5 days.
  • Get the Campy off of my cross bike.
  • Get the old 105 group off my road bike and put it on my cross bike.

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Sun, 01/05/2014 - 16:35
Bahamontes
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Merckx:
Sort out wheelset
Replace cassette
Acquire/properly set up Force Yaw FD
Acquire setback post and sell Thomson
New tape & hoods

Foprad:
Swap out gorss cockpit for new bars, stem, tape
Start piecing together a 7700 group
Get that new revelate drybag guy set up

Georama:
Continue halfhearted search for NJS pedals / DA post

buy Ashley a bike. Again. This will be try three.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:05
circuithero
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Find a frame to build a SS basket bike out of.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:14
dema
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Spend as little money as possible on bike shit and be happy with the three awesome bikes I've got.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:31
heavymetal
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Commuter: fit cx50 cranks to get lower gearing. Re-cable and get the front shimergo shifting even better. Pick up new wide rear wheel from shop when the owner comes back from holidays, then try and jam some 28s under the fenders. Maybe get some better compact bars, the RHM01's aren't giving me all of it.

Sweet roadie: Maybe experiment with super-lightweight inner tubes, but maybe not. Do nothing but routine maintenance. Have spent all my Xmas money on consumables to cover me for the next ~10,000 km. Ride the fuck out of it.

Bakfiets: Get carpenter mate to brace the box as it currently rattles like a rattly thing. Then just ride it, and if I ride it enough maybe get a Kojak for the front/Big Apple for the rear.

Wifebiek: get wheels I shittily built sorted out so she has non-shitty wheels. Not that she rides anyway.

Other bikes: sell sw8 tarck fixxie, track bike, and c'dale roadie. Use proceeds to buy decent winter kit.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:33
VT regularbike
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Once my house sells (outlook very good for <1 Mo) and get my ass to Seattle I need to re cable my trance and service the RD and possibly replace chain. (all my tools are there)
Throw front brake on the Dirt jumper so I can also use it as an around town Yolo bike.
Get shoulder fixed so I can play polo again
Ride more before getting shoulder fixed

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

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:18
jimmythefly
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Seattle Bike Swap: Sell more than I buy and come out even or maybe money ahead. Ha!

Main goal is 4 well-built usable bikes with minimal overlap:
1. Novara Randonee: 700x42c fendered low-trail mini-porteur disc camping dyno yolobiek
Convert to yolobiek. This means finish the install of low-trail raked crosscheck fork, then have disc tabs added to frame/fork, also fork bosses to fit homebuilt mini-porteur rack I made several years ago. I have a dorky paint theme in mind for this bike.

2. Raleigh International: 700x32c dyno fendered low-trail zoomy randobike
Has been raked to low-trail, now needs to be built up so I can decide where to add braze-ons (OEM was clamp-on erreything almost). Will need paint or powder.

3. Bridgestone MB-2: 26xfatty dyno fendered flat bar front racked towniemuter
Finish building into flat-bar commutermobile. Have all parts for this, just lacking time.

4. Zion 737: 29er hardtail
Replace pads and bleed brakes. Convert to tubeless. Ride more.

These bikes should be sold, but will likely end up keeping at least one of them:
Miyata Valley Runner: Commute on this, then sell whole or parted out once yolobiek above is completed (too much overlap to justify owning both).

Novara Randonee: Keep as loaner/mutt/barbiek. Not much value in the parts so no worth selling, and nice to keep around as backup.

Trek 400: Won bare frameset in bike club white elephant. Extraordinarily tempting to build to cheapo SS, but in reality I should sell it.

Mystery S&S coupled frame: Bought for the couplers, should sell it as it's clear I'll probably never get around to wanting to travel with one of my bikes nor having these couplers removed then added to a frame I like.

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, 01/06/2014 - 02:11
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #25)

dema wrote:
Spend as little money as possible on bike shit and be happy with the three awesome bikes I've got.

lol I wish this is what I wanted to do.

Long Haul Trucker - want to keep this one mostly the same. Thinking about putting a Noodle bar on it to get a little dorkier, but that's about it.

Klein Quantum - in the DQ thread I've been getting advice on replacing the crankset. The standard size chainrings were just too big for my fat ass and I didn't ride it much last year because I was always afraid that I was going to stall out on some hill when I got tired. Also the rear shifting always sucked, now I figured out it's because I didn't tighten the lockring on the cassette enough. So mainly I just want to put more miles on this bike because it's pretty nice (to me anyway).

Trek 7.2FX - bought this bike near the end of 2012 and it did its job of getting me into riding bikes. And it's done alright as a winter commuter/rain bike. But, I can feel it bounce and flex under my 260 pounds and tbh I'd kinda like to try having a mountain bike that is also a foul-weather/winter commuter. So I'd like to replace it with something like a Surly Ogre, but in the end I don't think I want to spend the money. But we'll see.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:36
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I'm going to buy and install some 700x28 Continental Grand Prix 4000S II as soon as they're available. Otherwise, I'm not going to fuck much with my bikes, because they both currently work great, and I am poor.

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Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:04
NoahGenda
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2014 plans:
Ride em or sell em

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:36
spaghetti
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sell folding bike
spend as little as possible on traitor

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:53
cookietruck
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my 2014 bike plans are
just ride the fuggers
i only have two and if that bro on vsalon puts that gualzetti issimo on the bay and bidding stays crazy low
i might try to snag it...but for what i'd pay for it i'd feel bad for the dude

might have to lace up that nemesis rim i bought when that shitty place liquidated them
might buy some balleur 25mm tubs but probably not

oh shit i forgot i have that old gary fisher mtb
i need to build that up into a trollbiek
if i do that then i might try to get countrytruck bros tig welder and build a hipster front rack for it

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:55
Flamandrio Schw...
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No really big bike plans this year. Keeping it to 4 bikes which I am mostly concerned about maintaining rather than upgrading. The focus this year is on form, diet, and training.

- Caad10 only needs a couple minor tweaks. Needs a chain soon. Wouldn't mind upgrading the wheels and shifters but I will probably ride it how it is for this season because the parts I want are expensive and won't help me much in races anyway.

- Sweet fixie is sill running quiet and solid even after heavy use last year, I'm going to keep riding it until the frame breaks which hopefully won't be soon, but honestly I'm slightly concerned about a 30 year old frame being ridden with such frequency and intensity. There is some surface rust and pitting that needs addressed if the frame is going to be used for a few more years but it seems solid enough. Should be due for its third chain by spring. My crappy rear wheel seems to also be holding up but since I'm not confident about the lockring threads and lukewarm spoke tension across the wheel, I may replace it when I wear the cog out or want a higher gear ratio. The only 'issue' is the grippy washers gouging my dropouts, so I think I'm going to make my own washer setup with brass washers on the inside so they will deform to the dropout in order to grip and not vice versa.

- Cross bike is working out well this winter. Upgrading the fork helped a lot, I don't feel the need to do much to it besides new brake pads and possibly new wheels since the rear is living on borrowed time and the front wheel is heavy and stolen from another set which I should just get rid of since it is super record 6 speed 36h. I wish I could mount the front fender more securely but with the fatty studded tires and lack of fork eyelets it will probably rub occasionally no matter what. Considering constructing a shorty type fender to keep my face and the headset clean since my feet seem to get wet even with the fender since I can't put a mudflap on it without it being ripped off by my shoe.

- Going to build the lemond maillot jaune up as a general purpose backup road/geared for lazy days/trainer bike. With the ouzo pro fork I'm hoping it will be a nice ride that is capable enough for group rides or god forbid even racing if I have to, but more than likely I will just ride it on nice days to break up the monotony of always riding fixed/ss. The plan is to build it with parts at hand which fortunately are all silver so it might not look bad in spite of the ronald mcdolan color scheme.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 15:09
motorbacon
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paramount: done, except for waiting a Zipp seatpost. Ride it more.

niner: finish wheels when spokes arrive this week. Ride it. Race it CCCX.

CrissCross: keep it single speed. Commute. Maybe throw some knobbies on it come fall/winter for SSCX action.

-no more bike builds for at least a year, maybe two. Pay off any debt and save up monies.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 15:45
jimmythefly
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(Reply to #32)

motorbacon wrote:
-no more bike builds for at least a year, maybe two.

LOLOLOLOL

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, 01/06/2014 - 16:09
motorbacon
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(Reply to #33)

jimmythefly wrote:
motorbacon wrote:
-no more bike builds for at least a year, maybe two.

LOLOLOLOL

I was laughing while I typed that. But seriously, Paramount and Niner (will) give me all of it, for what I do.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:18
halbritt
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Self-delusion is a thing.

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

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:20
anomaly

Road bike: Take possession of TIG Zank, build w/ DA9000 (mid-compact crank), figure out wheels (Ambrosio Nemesis vs HED Belgium Plus laced to CK), ride a lot
Cross bike: Take delivery from Geekhouse late in the year, build with 6800 disc, get rad
MTB FS: Install chain guide, actually maintain it, ride all year unless I come across an amazing deal on a crabon Norco 650b or a Bronson
MTB HT: Purchase, something carbon 29er like, maybe build a steel frame with Peter Verdone's help
Paramount road: Build up as kick around bike
Paramount track: Build up proto-TB14 to Campy HF hubs, reinstall all other original parts and ride
Zunow (wifebike): Build up as an around town fun bike
Kona Ute: Do lots of wheelies, replace crap wheelset, replace long tail deck (badly cracked due to wheelies and mtb radness), cut cargo bags in half so I can move Grey's Yepp seat back, build way to hang Grey's Strider off the back, do lots of bike camping with Grey
84' Spesh Stumpy: Recable, new chain, fix original wheelset
Other shit: Sell remaining tons of parts, hang commonly used tools on peg board

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:28
JUGE FREDD
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tarckeemoon wrote:
Then there's cross season. I've pretty much decided I'm going to focus on ss next year and that 2014 is going to be about fucking around with tires and seeing how cheaply I can acquire/build one or maybe two more tub wheelsets. I've also decided to build (and have acquired most of the parts for) a second ss bike. One of the more ridiculous bike projects I've taken on given my very limited racing abilities.

second SSCX bike is to have a race spare in the pit?

seems extra silly if you sell your geared cx bike to build it instead of using zipties

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

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:05
dema
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(Reply to #37)

motorbacon wrote:
I was laughing while I typed that. But seriously, Paramount and Niner (will) give me all of it, for what I do.

It's not that crazy. 2013 was the first year since 2007 that I didn't buy a new bike or frame.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:12
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #38)

ryker wrote:
Fewer plans than ever. Feels good on the whole.

  • Would like to pimp the wheels on supwife's touring biek, which she loves. Thinking about an XTR rear and a swappable pair of XTR/XT-dynamo front wheels so she has choice up front (reality: replacing her shitbox spokes with butted ones, which costs me nothing).
  • Need fenders on two touring bieks, the 26" above and my 700c dick trucker. Kind of hung up on this job because want Berthoud hardware with lighter fenders.

Super silly to build two front wheels, or even rebuild a touring biek wheel without putting a dynamo in it when you can get one for $30 http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/271105003333?lpid=82

If your shop has an EAI account you can get the Berthoud hardware from them, otherwise it's gonna be a pita

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

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:14
cheese
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La Raza phase 1:

  • build up with 6500 group from Wilier
  • add SKS Chromoplastics
  • strip & refinish Wilier frame

phase 2:

  • source external-bearing crank, maybe convert a 7800 or something similar to single?
  • pay one of you tarckbros to build me a wheelset with some Archetypes, run it SS for a while

phase 3: 10s ultrashift campy levers if I decide I want shakes again

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 17:27
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #40)

match avatar wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
Then there's cross season. I've pretty much decided I'm going to focus on ss next year and that 2014 is going to be about fucking around with tires and seeing how cheaply I can acquire/build one or maybe two more tub wheelsets. I've also decided to build (and have acquired most of the parts for) a second ss bike. One of the more ridiculous bike projects I've taken on given my very limited racing abilities.

second SSCX bike is to have a race spare in the pit?

seems extra silly if you sell your geared cx bike to build it instead of using zipties

Not selling the geared bike, but yeah it's more than a little dumb. This will be the new "A" ss bike.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 22:07
ckd
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I just wanna build/borrow a fuckaround bike that I can leave locked up on campus for the next ten weeks. Its primary purposes will be wheelies and beer runs.

Seattleites are welcome/encouraged to help me with this. I'll provide you with a tax receipt.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 23:45
emor
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Nordavinden: finish installing light system, get a new rack made for it. Install low riders and load up a couple days' worth of gear for a short trip or two. Buy some new tires, but not the fancy ones I crave. Probably some Nomads.

LHT: rebuild rear wheel with CODA hub. Move spare front over. Consider selling it to buy more suitable touring bike.

Kidsbike: buy my buddy's old MTB and put an xtracycle on it. Ride kid all over town this summer.

That's it. Having a kid on my rafter limited income has scaled back my bike plans considerably for the foreseeable future.

"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, 01/06/2014 - 23:49
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #43)

ckd wrote:
I just wanna build/borrow a fuckaround bike that I can leave locked up on campus for the next ten weeks. Its primary purposes will be wheelies and beer runs.

Seattleites are welcome/encouraged to help me with this. I'll provide you with a tax receipt.

How tall are you?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:01
ckd
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5'8" or 5'9" or so.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:30
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I've got a bike for you. I'm taking the cranks and shifters, and it's missing some more parts, but you can probably put the rest together from your parts bin.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 00:49
pirate
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Crosscheck: Nomad 35s, classic Flite and mini-vs. Eventually build some new wheels for it too.

Batavus: Replace the creaky, decrepit old Cinelli cockpit with something more modern. Replace the front rim. I'd like to get down on some 11-9 shimergo action too.

Fixed gear beater: Front rack, rear brake and a SS freewheel. Probably put fenders from the cross check on it at some point. Or not bother, because its not going to rain here for a long time anyway.

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 02:38
Sneaky Viking
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(Reply to #47)

emor wrote:
Kidsbike: buy my buddy's old MTB and put an xtracycle on it. Ride kid all over town this summer.

hmmm. this would justify at least one of the dumb old mtn bikes I have kicking around.

but is an extracycle appreciably crappier than a big dummy? might need to start an extracycle thread.

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

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 07:43
VT regularbike
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Take it to the cagro bikes thread

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

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:10
Ladygrinder
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take money saved from not drinking and

1. buy cheap old mtb, singlespeed it, cruiser bars, giant wald basket, big apples, spd/platform pedals, haul dog/groceries/summer cruising sans bag

2. build sscx. looking at pompetamine, it looks like a decent, inexpensive frame and i guess i can pick one up at the planet x store in portland.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:50
naterod
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1. Finish building up the Serotta.
2. HTFU and ride through the winter (although fucka riding in -14º F right now).
3. Get less fat.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:54

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