nerdy and dull bike plans/dithering thrad 2014

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bobbythehawk
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(Reply to #51)

halbritt wrote:
  1. Drag my oxy/acetylene rig home from the warehouse and start brazing bike tubes into the form of a track bike.

you should drag it up to my place. Have the jig here, and a small mill found its way into the garage somehow :D

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 19:14
Ladygrinder
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whaddaya know. right after posting here i found an 80s steel mtb, frame only, for ten bucks on cl. it's a start.

i'm getting ideas, and i'm going to have fun.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:34
halbritt
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(Reply to #53)

bobbythehawk wrote:
halbritt wrote:
  1. Drag my oxy/acetylene rig home from the warehouse and start brazing bike tubes into the form of a track bike.

you should drag it up to my place. Have the jig here, and a small mill found its way into the garage somehow :D

Don't fuck with me. If you're serious, I totally will.

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

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 02:40
johnasavoia
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attn ladygrinder
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1058357@N23/pool
Lots of terrible bikes but lots of great ideas in here. I also have a late 80's rigid mtb that I'm slowly turning into bomber townie mode for spring.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 08:46
Ladygrinder
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fuck yeah. i want bomber townie mode with some flexibility for trail gnar shredding. just a little stoked.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:43
bobbythehawk
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(Reply to #56)

halbritt wrote:
bobbythehawk wrote:
halbritt wrote:
  1. Drag my oxy/acetylene rig home from the warehouse and start brazing bike tubes into the form of a track bike.

you should drag it up to my place. Have the jig here, and a small mill found its way into the garage somehow :D

Don't fuck with me. If you're serious, I totally will.

yup.

Going to start with a yolo polo bike with a cheapo MTB tubeset I got lying here.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:55
b-roll
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(Reply to #57)

Ladygrinder wrote:
take money saved from not drinking and

that.
Wasn't there a Soberuary thread? Maybe shoot for sobourteen.

"Long story short: I'm stupid, but stupid like a fox."

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:08
halbritt
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(Reply to #58)

bobbythehawk wrote:
halbritt wrote:
bobbythehawk wrote:
halbritt wrote:
  1. Drag my oxy/acetylene rig home from the warehouse and start brazing bike tubes into the form of a track bike.

you should drag it up to my place. Have the jig here, and a small mill found its way into the garage somehow :D

Don't fuck with me. If you're serious, I totally will.

yup.

Going to start with a yolo polo bike with a cheapo MTB tubeset I got lying here.

PM me. Let's do this.

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

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:42
Viggen
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1. Ride.
2. Ride some more.
3. Ride my fucking bikes more and longer.
4. Move to supgrrl and get into local cross team with my bros "up north".
4,5. Actually train for cross season and do some racing now that I don't have any excuse not to.
5. Plan awesome biekpacking/touring trip in the summer with supgrrl and not overload like a motherfucker.
6. Sell some shit and build a squishy front 29er and try to shred some gnar.
7. Proceed to visit snowmaaan and let him hand my ass to me while gettin rad in teh trve kvlt black metal-forest of Stockholm.

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.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:02
kevinwulf
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Sell off a couple of things to build two kinda balleur wheelsets.

Got the money for the hubs of road wheels already, just can't decide whether to get blue or 3dv color.

Second set will have to be red unless sondeluxes start coming in blue or 3dv, or SP hubs start making centerlock. That would be ideal - then I'd do the road hubs one color (blue or 3dv) and the yolo hubs the other. Red isn't too bad I suppose.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:34
JUGE FREDD
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Supernova offers SP hubs with centerlock and colors: http://supernova-lights.com/en/products/infinity_s.html

The colors don't match the usual suspects very well though, best pairing is gonna be with asian weenie hubs that don't come in centerlock

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

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:46
lukasz
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I've never done touring before, just lots of car camping with a bike, but this will probably be the summer where myself and a bicycle spend some quality time together on the road. I want to figure out the gearing situation on my 650b bike which I promise I'll post in bike thread soon. Currently it is a 50/34 with a Campy 11-30 out back, but I got an IRD 11-34 cheap recently. Just have not had the time to put it on. The only other thing I want before summer is a clutch derailleur for this thing. If someone releases an 11 speed compatible one I'll make the switch on this bike and have access to all kinds of gearing.

Unfortunately that will also entail switching my rear hub out. I bought this damn Novatec weeks before they released a 10/11 version. I'll probably just sell the wheelset and build a new one with centerlock front and 11 speed compatible rear.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:52
Gary Fissure

dithering:
I'm backing off the idea of getting a Big Dummy, because I think it will be too much of a pita to get to/from the railtrail.
now I'm thinking about going with an iBert seat up front for the babby and Henry in the rear on the doublecross.
but I'd have to switch the bars and the shifters and brakes and either cassette or rear derailleur out.
maybe I should just get a hambiek and throw 29 wheels and 45 Nomads and racks etc on it for warm weather kid hauling. and then I'd have that.

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 19:25
kevinwulf
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(Reply to #64)

match avatar wrote:
Supernova offers SP hubs with centerlock and colors: http://supernova-lights.com/en/products/infinity_s.html

The colors don't match the usual suspects very well though, best pairing is gonna be with asian weenie hubs that don't come in centerlock

Ooooh, the blue looks like the standard blue. Perfect! Shame bike24 only has the silver in stock right now.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:56
kevinwulf
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Ugh, can't find the blue one in stock anywhere ('cept for a couple of exxy places). Lucky I don't need them for six months or so. Guess I'll wait for possible restock.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 00:58
Blakey
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(Reply to #66)

kevinwulf wrote:
Ugh, can't find the blue one in stock anywhere ('cept for a couple of exxy places). Lucky I don't need them for six months or so. Guess I'll wait for possible restock.

what are you building that needs a balleur disc/dyno wheelset?

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 01:16
walrus
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1. sell all bullshit bikes (retro-direct MTB w/rollercams? tinyperson road bike w/banana seat and wheelie bar? what use is any of this shit?)
2. buy legit road bike
3. ride lots
4. ride some more
5. do some longer rides. maybe a few tours.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 02:29
kevinwulf
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Trisbike super commuter/yolo bike that will prob replace Tachyon. Wheels aren't crazy balleur, but I've got a hard-on for Belgium+ rims right now and I really want centerlock, ano'd and dynamo'd hubs, all of which are kind of fancy.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 03:06
Gary Fissure

my hambiek will look like this

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 22:02
Larry Winget
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Imma build some wheels next since I'll need another 8/9/10 wheelset to put the rest of my plans in motion. I think tubular is finally out of the running because these will live primarily on a fenderbiek.

I need to write out a timeline for this shit or something.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 23:12
VT regularbike
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Critical path

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

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 23:24
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Ok, change of plans. I hate my road bike, so I bought one of these (alluded to earlier) from Special Ed's end-of-the-year employee purchase blowout.

Going to wrap it with this tape.

And install these cages.

Basically the total opposite of everything I've ever done on my bikes before.

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.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 23:47
halbritt
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I hate that tape.

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

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 23:45
Tail Hook Lengthener
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My arm is sore from installing some today. DGAF.

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.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 23:48
randsome beast
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No S love but I'd put it through the paces for little dollhairs. Put a solid build together and ride fucks out of.

Batrape and cages wear out or go away easily enough.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 00:42
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah, I've always hated the big red S for a long list of reasons (not just for the fact that they defend their "Epic" trademark and other nonsense), but the price is right for a bike from a brand of bike I've never owned. Something new to try without much risk. If it bores me or rides like a turd, I'll dump it for at least what I paid, if not I'll have a cheap, fun, light bike, and maybe I'll actually fucking ride again.

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.

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 00:47
oogens
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Dislike s, but if I worked at a shop that dealt it is buy the shit out of it since they have a strong resale market

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 01:05
Viggen
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I can back that build, TAF.

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.

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 07:58
Gary Fissure
(Reply to #79)

bonechilling wrote:
Basically the total opposite of everything I've ever done on my bikes before.

smiley

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 08:34
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #80)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
bonechilling wrote:
Basically the total opposite of everything I've ever done on my bikes before.

smiley

Basically my plan for 2014.

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.

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:18
naterod
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(Reply to #81)

Viggen wrote:
I can back that build, TAF.

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:55
Gary Fissure

I went and rode my rigid 29er in the snow through a park and on some icy/snowy plowed dirt roads. it was fine.

I think I'll just pick up a last year's Scott Aspect with Shimano hydros for stupid cheap and put an ebay carbon fork on it and call it a day. might powdercoat it too for shits and giggles.

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 17:13
JUGE FREDD
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I'm summoning help with hardcore dithering regarding this thing:

Need to figure out what shifters I'm going to put on it, for 55/42 x 12-25 10-speed

Also needs to not be a PITA for folding / packing / cycletruck loads

Front derailleur is on a brazeon mount that will provide a cable stop and pulley, but I've been dithering about making it lever-operated to avoid the extra cable. The Mavic on there now is fully rebuildable, I took out the spring and it functions smoothly, could bolt on a rod that extends up through the seatstays

For the RD I was thinking about putting DT bosses near the gusset on top of the main tube with an indexed shifter, could use the left side with a cable stop for the rear brake, or with a friction shifter if the lever-operated FD doesn't work out.

 
The good option for bar-mounted shifters looks to be using these Shimano brake levers with I-spec shifters mounted to the same clamp so I can remove them easily for packing. I could do Shimano Dyna-Sys or SRAM with these mount adapters.

Is there a modern MTB shifter from either brand that will pull a road FD properly? Is the pull different between 2x and 3x for either brand? Is any of the "flatbar road" stuff worth using?

It looks like I'd be 1t over the 25t chain wrap capacity on a Zee dangler but the DH model would follow the cassette nicely and keep some nice ground clearance with the small wheel. Would it actually work at all with the close-ratio double?

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

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:47
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #84)

match avatar wrote:
but I've been dithering about making it lever-operated to avoid the extra cable.

rivbro wrote:
shift with a stick

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:49
asterisk
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I've been using a Tiagra 10 flatbar shifter (just a rear pod) for most of the winter on my Crosscheck commuter and it's been great. Seems as solid as the SLX on my mtb. Not easily removed... probably would need to turn to quick-disconnect cables.

edit: With all the associated issues with a rear dangler... (probably stupid)what about an internal of some variety?(/probably stupid)

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 19:02
VT regularbike
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Yeah Shimano makes road pull flat bar shifters as does SRAM.

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

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 19:10
JUGE FREDD
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but can you get them mounted on an i-spec / matchmaker perch?

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

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 20:29
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #88)

asterisk wrote:
edit: With all the associated issues with a rear dangler... (probably stupid)what about an internal of some variety?(/probably stupid)

one of the wheels that came with it is a Sturmey Archer S2C kickback coaster brake

what a huge piece of shit, also made assembly pretty annoying with the reaction arm and tensioning

I didn't really think about going Nexus 8 again, prob would have been OK but the setup / drag / weight concentration is still all a bummer. Already built nice wheels and got deals on 180mm DA cranks / TT rings / cassette so I'm going that way.

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

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 20:36
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #89)

Miguel wrote:
match avatar wrote:
but I've been dithering about making it lever-operated to avoid the extra cable.

rivbro wrote:
shift with a stick

Jawn Heiney wrote:
spare the rod-operated pusher, spoil the bike

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

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 21:16
jimmythefly
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I think you should figure out how to use a SRAM poploc remote to actuate your front derailleur. Or maybe there's another suspension or seatpost dropper remote that would work.

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, 01/20/2014 - 23:36
oogens
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I wouldn't worry about the 1 tooth over capacity on the dangler, but I'm generally used to bullshit and poor shifting.

And would the fd-r440 be what you're looking for? They say you need to use sl-r440 with it for front shifting, which is tiara flat bar shifters, but a bunch of recumbent riders seem to say that they're just rebadged MTB shifters and the derailleur arm is lengthened to make up for the increased pull. I haven't fondled personally, but there going for about $15 bucks on eBay, so its worth a gamble.

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 23:48
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #92)

oogenssssss wrote:
And would the fd-r440 be what you're looking for? They say you need to use sl-r440 with it for front shifting, which is tiara flat bar shifters, but a bunch of recumbent riders seem to say that they're just rebadged MTB shifters and the derailleur arm is lengthened to make up for the increased pull.

brilliant find

I wonder where the 7900 and 6800/9000 pushers fall on that spectrum?

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

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 03:32
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #93)

jimmythefly wrote:
I think you should figure out how to use a SRAM poploc remote to actuate your front derailleur. Or maybe there's another suspension or seatpost dropper remote that would work.

I love you jimmy

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

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 03:46
Gary Fissure

I'm confused about why you would try to make a poploc thing work when you could just use a friction thumbie?

mander wrote:
And what if the part is, like, just a nut? *huge bong rip*

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 07:22
jimmythefly
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I'm sort of being facetious just to eff with Fred and see if he'll do it, but that sort of weirdness is right up his alley.

PS Fred, I think I have a R440 front derailleur in my pile that you can have for comparisons, will have to check tonight.

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, 01/21/2014 - 11:50
johnasavoia
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Put touring triple and big cassette on the cruiser'd out shogun and ride it a lot and for long distances.
Sell carbon roadie and buy alu fat tire cross/roadie thing.
Change handlebars on the sweet fixie like 3x over the summer like I always do.
Get my SSMTB working smoothly with slicks and platform rack, commute on it.

Sell everything else that would be useful to anyone, donate the rest.

Ride all of them more than last year, lose weight, have fun, enjoy the rides.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 19:01
motorbacon
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.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 22:24
halbritt
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Change your mind again?

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

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 22:54
VT regularbike
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Upgrade squishy bike to 10spd, slx clutch Rd and shifter, 11-36 cassette, 30t wolf tooth 104bcd ring
Find out how to fit all bikes in tiny apartment
unbox them
realize place is too small
Find bigger living place
Fit all the bikes

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

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 23:34
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I just sold my bikes and accepted tiny living quarters.

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.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 00:04

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