nerdy and dull bike plans/dithering thrad 2014

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Gary Fissure

2015: dithering about building up a hardtail. Get a Parkwood or Yelli Screamy frame and use wheels I have? or 27.5+ one of those? Or 27.5+ the Gary Fisher Paragon 29 frame I have that's got a highish bb but designed for 80mm fork? I want low standover, slack trail geo, short wheelbase, flickable.

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

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 20:49
Larry Winget
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I guess I should take actual inventory of parts needed to build ss tarck Davidson. Could be fun.

Really I wish a few bikes I have would just magically evolve into the bike I really want.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:19
kevinwulf
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I'm happy with the couple of bikes I ride. I just wish a couple of the other bikes would evolve into cash/space in the garage.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 05:57
NOVELTYNAME
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Can't decide if I want a ss lowtrailrando bike

Want to get r60 next year

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 08:27
hiljentaa
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I gotta figure out a mountain cycle of some sort.

Threadless forks for Rex and Waterford.

Maybe send both sets of C9 shifters out to have them rebuilt by someone who knows what they are doing this winter.

Put gears on Crosscheck.

Sell Croll, Trek 620.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 09:30
jamey
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My girlfriend moved to Austin, and I've already brought a road bike down, but now I'm thinking about getting a hardtail to keep there, as well. I'm thinking about one of the new Kona Honzos.

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

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:42
joy of vaping
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I also gotta figure out a mountain cycle.

SS commuter needs new headset and BB. Might not do it though. I'd like to get canti bosses brazed on to run v brakes instead of the current 990/bmx single pivot mullet.

Trek tourer needs a working front mech and new cables. I'd like nicer tires too, since I had to replace the slashed rear with a heavy conti turd while on tour this summer. I think the fork is a little out of alignment too?

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 16:10
rauce
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(Reply to #208)

hiljentaa wrote:
I gotta figure out a mountain cycle of some sort.

Threadless forks for Rex and Waterford.

Maybe send both sets of C9 shifters out to have them rebuilt by someone who knows what they are doing this winter.

Put gears on Crosscheck.

Sell Croll, Trek 620.

I would suggest marinoni for both forks and C9 rebuilds. I just had a 1" threadless fork custom made by them for a ridiculously reasonable price, 740g with the full 300mm steerer too.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 17:04
hiljentaa
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(Reply to #209)

rauce wrote:
I would suggest marinoni for both forks and C9 rebuilds. I just had a 1" threadless fork custom made by them for a ridiculously reasonable price, 740g with the full 300mm steerer too.

Nice, thanks for the heads up!

Was previously considering a Minimal for the road bike, but I think steel might suit my needs better. Especially if I can get something lightweight like yours.

They have the parts for the shifters you think?

I will have to send you an annoying PM soon asking more about the fork.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:32
rauce
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Yeah they've been distributing campy for a long time they have stock of pretty much everything going back to 8spd era, maybe more but it's not in the catalogue. At the shop if we don't have the parts or time we just send shifters in for rebuilds. They can also convert 9spd shifters to 10 if that's something you'd want.

Yeah, feel free to PM me about forks.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:21
Tako-kun
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Thinking about bolting one of these onto my Rohloff, making it possible to run it with shakes.

Problem being, do I want to switch out my perfectly good Hylex for SRAM road hydro, which probably, almost certainly won't spontaneously combust anymore, but will cost about a bong on parts.. am I going to love shakes that much? ..probably

Also thinking about getting someone to build me a steel fork for LowTrailLyfe, but need to figure out if the frame geo would be a good candidate.. (paging Dr. Fredd..)

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 07:40
NOVELTYNAME
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700c or 650b? do you know what the geometry is currently? from all the internobbing ive done it's basically 73deg HT and ~60mm rake for a road bike.

my dull bike plans for the sweet commuter im assembling for myself in lowtrail and porteurrackway. the rack from the ahearne cross frame i had fits on the rawland fork just fine. no fender mounts in the back but i'll figure something out. wheels are being built and i need to find a BB/crank situation and figure out the magic ratio for singlespeed. I've got a 17t cog on there and im thinking i need a 44t ring.

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Sat, 10/17/2015 - 12:29
Tako-kun
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Hey Mig, it's 700C.
As I understand it, the headtube at 71.7º is a bit slack for a lowtrailbike (current trail is 55mm). Also need to figure out whether it's gonna change tire clearance (currently supposed to clear 700 x 45 without fenders, but I haven't tried it)

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 15:45
JUGE FREDD
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you could build the second fork a little shorter to steepen the HTA while adding offset for lower trail while keeping similar clearance & frontcenter

there's plenty of room for the STA to steepen and the BB to drop as side effects

I hadn't realized the GEBLA guy was selling his custom clickbox

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
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Sat, 10/17/2015 - 16:40
Tako-kun
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Cyclemonkey is selling it as a package with all different SRAM and campy brake options..

edit.
Thanks Fred..

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 21:20
Tako-kun
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(Reply to #216)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
..the GEBLA guy..

Just took a look at his other stuff.. gets his freak on a bit, doesn't he..

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 20:07
JUGE FREDD
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so many silly softails

the tandems make sense, but the french-fit mtbs are kinda smiley

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

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 21:43
jeffro
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Holy shit.

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 22:24
cheese
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All that tubing and the fenders are so short.

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 13:46
NOVELTYNAME
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Decided to put fastbike on hold til (winter?)
Decided to start dreamplanning OGD/fop wagon
Can't decide whether to kludge the xt8000 with the wolftooth dongle and 11-42 on road shifters or ?? Just 11-32
Thinking about some nerd cranks
Also custom paint
And 650b X 48mm tires
And breaking down my old hed c2/son/CK wheels and move those hubs to new rims
But who knows
maybe I should just get a fast bike

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:42
eric_ssucks
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What are you even talking about?

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:15
JUGE FREDD
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just build 650b wheels for one of your winters to make it an OGD

forget whatever 1x nonsense

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

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:04
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #223)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
forget whatever 1x nonsense

Nono, the WT shiftmate so you can use road shifters and mtb danglers

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:13
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #224)

eric_ssucks wrote:
What are you even talking about?

No one knows.

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:29
biek

keep it to the fopmobile thread k ploz.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:57
dorth
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-build on-one, rigid and ss, big ole tires- until I can afford/partsbin scrounge some deraileurs and a 120mm fork (next yr?) just want to get it rolling, and ride some singletrack - work on my off-road skills again.

-china crabon stays the same. needs a lower headset bearing, chain, tires, maybe a new saddle.

-purchase frame bags, feedbags/drinkholders. maybe a buttrocket.

-build trek of death and cannondale oldman-rain bike into functioning states (easy if I had the time..)

-reasses bike mess, sell/swap and assemble a fop chariot go-to bike to go with the china crabon and mtb. all with their own wheels, tires, saddles, pedals and shit. then I can tinker and dither on my long term fuckaround bikes without always robbing my main rides of componentry, maybe

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 13:16

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