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motorbacon
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FYI 5800/6800 danglers don't really like the 34t

It's like jamming a 32t on the old 5700/6700 10 speed stuff. It *fits* but doesn't shift too great.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:30
NOVELTYNAME
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This is the info we need

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:45
liquify
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Those cheap road link jawns shift the 34 good? Or only for trying to make it go for the 40t cassettes?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:56
Gary Fissure

For $5, I'd try the tail hook lengthener

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:06
NOVELTYNAME
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Dq: why aren’t longer tail hooks made for replaceable tail hook dropouts?

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:11
euclid
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you'd need a different part for every dropout design instead of one universal adapter

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:54
NOVELTYNAME
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Why isn’t wheels mfg on this yet

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:58
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #858)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Why isn’t wheels mfg on this yet

There are dozens of us...

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:04
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #859)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Dq: why aren’t longer tail hooks made for replaceable tail hook dropouts?

Paragon made theirs for years in short/long and stainless/aluminum variants for QR hubs:

http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/frame-building-parts/hangers-inserts.html

For thru-axles they just a few months ago came out with a longer 'SRAM' hanger option in addition to 'standard' and Shimano DM: http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/frame-building-parts/hangers-inserts/dr4091-1-1-2-round-flat-mount-dropouts-hanger-for-sram-derailleur-12-mm-hub.html

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Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:33
mander
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Requesting that picture of two skeletons, one on a bike set up with a prollyfit and its spine is all scrunched up, the other on a long and low setup with nice pelvic roll and a straight back. Anyone?

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 02:26
Rentable Faxmachine
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If you're a flat-pedal nerd, you'll like this:

https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/2067457

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 22:34
mdilthey
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(Reply to #862)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
If you're a flat-pedal nerd, you'll like this:

https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/2067457

As someone who can only use concave, yes.

26/M/41t N/W

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 02:06
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #863)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
If you're a flat-pedal nerd, you'll like this:

https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/2067457

This is so helpful. Thank you.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:14
Rusty Piton
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Yeah that’s really cool.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:23
jimmythefly
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That's awesome. Max, have you ever used Shimano DX flats? If you like concave you'll like them I bet.

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.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:29
mdilthey
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(Reply to #866)

jimmythefly wrote:
That's awesome. Max, have you ever used Shimano DX flats? If you like concave you'll like them I bet.

They’re on my bike right now! And I do love them! Hah.

Convex puts pressure on a vein malformation in my right foot. The Shimano pedals have been awesome for two years.

26/M/41t N/W

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:48
yonderboy
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Are the red lines just for concave/convex reference? I'd be interested in seeing how the width compares.

However, I'm usually more interested in the overall platform size, because big feet.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 13:37
jimmythefly
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Yeah red lines for concavity ref. I think the idea is that you can get a reasonable idea of platform size from mfr specs, but not of concavity nor how much the spindle/bearings protrude above the foot bed.

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.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:36
Shortpants
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the spindle shoving up into the footbed is my biggest complaint with the super low profile flat pedals of late. Oh cool, I too could make a super thin pedal body but if the spindle is twice as thick what the fuck is the point.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:33
Rentable Faxmachine
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I find that flat (i.e. not concave) pedals work best for me. It's probably because I like to put my arch over the spindle when descending. Other people must do this, too, as OneUp's pedals have a mild convex profile. Might be time to revisit the uber-huge Catalyst platforms.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:04
jeffro
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This isn't really a secret, but that Shimano plunger cup thing that threads onto the brake lever bleed port is the truth.

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:50
iwillbe
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Yeah, the little oil toilet thing? I love it, it's great liquid management, particularly compared to the awkwardness of most tire sealant injectors/hoses.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:04
jeffro
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Oil toilet! I'll never call it anything else again.

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:25
heavymetal
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(Reply to #874)

jeffro wrote:
Oil toilet! I'll never call it anything else again.

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:39
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #875)

iwillbe wrote:
oil toilet

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 22:02
aerobear
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lulz
ilutarck

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 22:07
Shortpants
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the addition of the plunger is amazing.

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 22:48
lukasz
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TARCKSHOOP

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 13:42
cousinmosquito
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I was very pleased to find out that a 10 speed 11-40 Sunrace cassette works like a bought one without a THL with my old school SRAM X0 rear dangler.
I'd had it lying about without a project until my shimano cassette ass-ploded on me. I'd never come across this kind of failure before, myself.
https://instagram.fhlz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/e4b7308358ac23e0d68281214d6d07f7/5AC6753E/t50.2886-16/29702666_561851627522152_7797566253404467444_n.mp4

More wonderful than you can believe it

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:25
newellbt
(Reply to #880)

cousinmosquito wrote:
my shimano cassette ass-ploded on me. I'd never come across this kind of failure before

shimano has however. lots of CS-9000 cassettes were warrantied with similar issues

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:12
Tail Hook Lengthener
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What model cassette? If it’s a single-rivet 9000 cassette, Shimano has a replacement waiting for 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, 04/03/2018 - 22:37
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #882)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
What model cassette? If it’s a single-rivet 9000 cassette, Shimano has a replacement waiting for you.

I will check it out tonight, but given I am cheap, at best it will be XT quality 10 speed, 11-36 I think. So I guess thats a CS-M771 ?

More wonderful than you can believe it

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 23:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah then you're on your own.

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, 04/04/2018 - 00:18
kmcdon
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Bicycle Secret: You can position a box of wine perfectly in a wald basket so the spout sticks out the side. That way you don't have to re-arrange your shit every time you want a glass of wine.

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:02
NOVELTYNAME
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you must be french

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:42
kmcdon
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I'm not (not my bike), but Francois is.

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:43
DaFROG
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and when you get to the campsite and have finished the wine you have a super light weight, highly technical fabric blow up pillow :P

We have assembled an international voltron of geometry, marketing and metallurgy experts working around the clock and have determined that your bike sucks

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:26
crowding
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(Reply to #888)

DaFROG wrote:
and when you get to the campsite and have finished the wine you have a super light weight, highly technical fabric blow up pillow :P

i thought my dad invented that trick!

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:07
lukasz
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Anyone remember what website had that flat pedal side profile comparison? I think it was German. My google-fu fails me. I'm putting it in bicycle secrets in the spreadsheet as soon as someone links to it.

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:32
blackholelectron
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Heh, it’s actually upstream on this exact page of this thread! https://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/2067457

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:41
lukasz
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oh shit I knew I saw it in here. stupid stupid. adding to the SHEETZ

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:00

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