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

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

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

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