The New New Guy Thread. Your first post goes here. Seriously.

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Andpoint Endy
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(Reply to #3401)

They are Tange sliders. I've had the bike for about 5 years now and haven't had any issues aside from the slider set screws backing themselves off on one of my first trail rides. Added some loctite and haven't had an issue in years.

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 09:42
Recumbentist
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Vote for name change to Rearendpoint Andy

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 18:49
eric_ssucks
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RecumbEndpoint Andy

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 19:22
johnasavoia
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EndpointEvanBacon

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 07:31
Andpoint Endy
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can we just be friendpoints?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 08:48
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #3406)

johnasavoia wrote:
EndpointEvanBacon

Brütal

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:32
Face
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AndyBoBandy

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 21:47
mander
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FuckOff Randy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:29
Andpoint Endy
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(Reply to #3409)

mander wrote:
FuckOff Randy

This guy gets me.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:48
Face
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Go eat another cheeseburger Andy.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:51
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #3411)

johnasavoia wrote:
EndpointEvanBacon

Roasted

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:50
Old man yells a...
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First bike. Dumpster parts found by my brother. Looooow trail. Yeah, my chain was too loose, and the spring on the springer fork broke from trying to jump it. Dirty skinwall tires - classic! Stingray frame, and sprung saddle from an old japanese 3 speed. It took riding another bike to figure out that my bike was the reason I crashed every time I tried to learn to ride no hands. Well, maybe we were both at fault.
[img=624x640]EamonOnBadAssBike by sterlingloons, on Flickr[/img]

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:20
NOVELTYNAME
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are you the dipshit that called out andrew squirrel on the rivendell facebook post

edit: yep. its you.

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:26
Old man yells a...
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1983 Trek 520. I bought one new in 1983, but that one got stolen, and was replaced by this one. Bars are up high. So what, I'm old. It has a hodge podge of cheap parts, but they all work for me. My original (1983) dynamo setup was a Sanyo chainstay mounted one - just behind the bottom bracket. Halogen light up front, and a taillight mounted on a long since departed blackburn rack. I'm glad good dynohubs appeared on the scene, but that setup worked better than most people would think.
I peeled the decals off since I'm going to get it repainted (well, powdercoated) soon. I'll be putting new decals back on, because '83 and earlier Trek decals are awesome. It'll get a few brazeons added beforehand. Otherwise, I have always and will continue to love it.
[img=800x600]MoranStPkBike by sterlingloons, on Flickr[/img]

Blah, blah, blah

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:34
eric_ssucks
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WAT

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:36
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:37
Old man yells a...
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My "new" bike - a 1987 Trek Antelope also bought new. It got a powdercoat a few years ago, and has had everything but the frame, fork, stem, and bars replaced over the years. I had the chainstay u-brake posts cut off and regular canti mounts added. The u-brakes locked up the rear wheel on a dime, but they suck anywhere that isn't southern california dry. Mud, dirt, grime, etc. gets everywhere, and changing a rear flat was a drag that usually required deflating the tire. Bought as a commuter, fire road blaster, trail rider, and go anywhere touring bike. Still works ok for all that. Yeah, a little heavy, but lighter than a lot of 80's mtb's (I think it was 29 pounds stock). I don't really lust after new bikes, but Jeff Jones has got a good thing going.
[img=800x600]BikeatUBNA by sterlingloons, on Flickr[/img]

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:46
kmcdon
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Eamon, I know your heart is in the right place, but I'm going to need you to look yourself in the mirror and understand that this is going to be a rough ride for you.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:48
Tail Hook Lengthener
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This dude is cool with me.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:54
joy of vaping
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(taking a deep breath and yelling for as long as possible)
riiiiivvvvvvvv-dooooooorrrrrrrrrrkkkkk

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:54
chairmandave
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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:00
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3422)

Duh! I can't come on here to defend my facebook comment without posting my bikes for you to laugh at, can I?

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:06
kmcdon
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No, thanks for getting that right.

You may now proceed to "Bike Blog Thread".

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:07
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3424)

Well, I have been riding those bikes since before Rivendell existed (or Grant even worked at Bridgestone), but sure. That doesn't insult me.

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:09
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3425)

Yeah, that "dipshit".

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:13
Todd
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(Reply to #3426)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
This dude is cool with me.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:30
deadforkinglast
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(Reply to #3427)

Old man yells at cloud wrote:
1983 Trek 520. I bought one new in 1983, but that one got stolen, and was replaced by this one. Bars are up high. So what, I'm old. It has a hodge podge of cheap parts, but they all work for me. My original (1983) dynamo setup was a Sanyo chainstay mounted one - just behind the bottom bracket. Halogen light up front, and a taillight mounted on a long since departed blackburn rack. I'm glad good dynohubs appeared on the scene, but that setup worked better than most people would think.
I peeled the decals off since I'm going to get it repainted (well, powdercoated) soon. I'll be putting new decals back on, because '83 and earlier Trek decals are awesome. It'll get a few brazeons added beforehand. Otherwise, I have always and will continue to love it.
[img=800x600]MoranStPkBike by sterlingloons, on Flickr[/img]

I'm sure someone here can tell me why this bike sucks, but nothing's jumping out at me.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:56
kmcdon
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If we're gonna nitpick, the non-aero levers should be replaced with tektro aeros, triple could be replaced with a nerd double, but really it's fine.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:00
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3429)

I actually like the hand positions of non-aero levers - maybe it's just what I'm used to. The only thing that drives me nuts is when I see non-aero levers pointed up at the sky (I guess to try and make the transition from ramps like that of aero levers?), which means they are crap to use from the hoods AND the drops.

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:07
euclid
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Those hoods look really uncomfortable...

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:11
euclid
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oops too slow

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:12
kmcdon
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(Reply to #3432)

Old man yells at cloud wrote:
I actually like the hand positions of non-aero levers - maybe it's just what I'm used to. The only thing that drives me nuts is when I see non-aero levers pointed up at the sky (I guess to try and make the transition from ramps like that of aero levers?), which means they are crap to use from the hoods AND the drops.

Fair enough. At least you have the cables routed correctly, behind the handlebars. I can't stand when people route them in front.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:17
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #3433)

kmcdon wrote:
Old man yells at cloud wrote:
I actually like the hand positions of non-aero levers - maybe it's just what I'm used to. The only thing that drives me nuts is when I see non-aero levers pointed up at the sky (I guess to try and make the transition from ramps like that of aero levers?), which means they are crap to use from the hoods AND the drops.

Fair enough. At least you have the cables routed correctly, behind the handlebars. I can't stand when people route them in front.


wwemd

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:39
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3434)

Indeed. Unlike Eddy, my loops were a too long in that picture - put on new housing the night before I went on that trip, and didn't trim it enough.

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:48
emor
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old new guy bikes are solid ATMO

bonus points for jumbo pulley altus x2, which is the only riv-ism I can really abide at this point

#2 is hella on tarck trend

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:56
Todd
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how is your stuff so clean?

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:20
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3437)

Both pictures taken within a day of cleaning the bike (blue Dawn dishwashing soap and a scrub brush). They don't look like that now in the middle of winter.

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:40
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3438)

I bought the first Altus for like $20 from Niagara cycles or some online place when the mtb's original deore (or something) finally got too sloppy on the pivots. I loved it and bought another for the 520. The big goofy pulleys are the bees knees, and they shift great. I have no idea how well they index, but they do friction well.

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:44
halbritt
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‘Sup old man. Welcome to Tarck.

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

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:07
ergott
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Wow, this went much better than usual. Nice work.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:52
Rusty Piton
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I like this old man and his old man bikes.

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

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:32
chenghiz
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(Reply to #3442)

Rusty Piton wrote:
I like this old man and his old man bikes.

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:47
halbritt
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The non-aero levers are a bit foppish, but whatevs.

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

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:00
Old man yells a...
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(Reply to #3444)

halbritt wrote:
The non-aero levers are a bit foppish, but whatevs.

I have to admit I have only ever used aero levers on the handful of times I've test ridden new bikes. Could just be foppish, though.

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Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:24
halbritt
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You seem a decent sort. Added to the tenderhole group.

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

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:47
cookietruck
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new guy seems legit.

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 15:06
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #3447)

chenghiz wrote:
Rusty Piton wrote:
I like this old man and his old man bikes.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 21:47
dotMR
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(Reply to #3448)

halbritt wrote:
Added to the tenderhole group.

wat?

Do like the bikes though...

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:18
halbritt
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(Reply to #3449)

dotMR wrote:
halbritt wrote:
Added to the tenderhole group.

wat?

Do like the bikes though...

Role based access control for the forum. Non-authenticated users can't post. Authenticated users have to jump through a bunch of anti-spam hoops and are rate limited. The tenderhole group can see offtopic and post at will.

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

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:27
dotMR
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(Reply to #3450)

ah, ok. thanks

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:37

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