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Tarck Approved database
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 01:12
Face
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This is amazing.

Can this thread be stickied?

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.

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 14:05
Shortpants
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Please sticky. Best idea we've had in 7 years. Okay maybe not but all our other ideas are already stocked on Q right now.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 04:39
halbritt
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Anyone know a mod?

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

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 09:53
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #4)

halbritt wrote:
Anyone know a mod?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:44
johnasavoia
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Seriously this is amazing, tarck knowledge forever.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:55
eric_ssucks
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Looks like we need an administrator for this forum.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:56
ergott
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But what will this do to the DQ thread!

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.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:07
euclid
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Pssh. The spreadsheet will become so large and ungainly that no one will read it, and the dq thread will be fine.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:03
emor
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can someone make a simple database where you supply a brand/item name and it returns the tarck verdict?

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

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 15:08
Face
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Like, thumbs up/meh/thumbs down?

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.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 19:06
Petr5
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Except the votes would have to be weighted. Fred gets like 10 thumbs. Also, fukka the mtb consensus landing on dh bro tires.

I've settled on Snakeskin Rocket Rons or Nobby Nics when I want to turn and stuff.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your spencer sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:44
liquify
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Ardents are so DH.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:53
oogens
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ardents are bullshit

let stalk some high rollers/minions

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:07
NOVELTYNAME
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Seems to me MTB tires are better recommended with actual trail conditions explained

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 22:20
eric_ssucks
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MTB tires need a a/s/l for trail/setup/location.

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 22:23
halbritt
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(Reply to #16)

Face wrote:
Like, thumbs up down/meh/two thumbs down?

FTFY

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

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 23:55
fixed
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i love it thank you. i added some shit.
mtb tires might need their own sheet with a crosstab like this

rocky sandy dry dirt muddy dirt 5 foot drops
tire a
tire b
tire c

that way we can notes on each tire into the categories where we have experience with them

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:16
emor
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instead of packing my life i spent some minutes adding my dumb opinions.

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

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:48
drwelby
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What, there's no tab for underwear reviews?

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:45
NOVELTYNAME
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Make one

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:07
iwillbe
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(Reply to #21)

drwelby wrote:
What, there's no tab for underwear reviews?

I legit have the strongest feelings about this category. Tires schmires, I want to yell about boxer briefs

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:42
Rusty Piton
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I added some thoughts in the soma wolverine.

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

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:07
mander
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This is really a great resource. It's nice to have all in one place, because as we all know although the tarck hivemind is great to query live, it's very hard to find anything afterwards.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:52
Larry Winget
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Added some stuff.

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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:17
Shortpants
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(Reply to #25)

Petr5 wrote:
Except the votes would have to be weighted. Fred gets like 10 thumbs. Also, fukka the mtb consensus landing on dh bro tires.

I've settled on Snakeskin Rocket Rons or Nobby Nics when I want to turn and stuff.

I was also thinking about this. I have wildly different needs than most people here. I'm sitting here defending gatorskins and cetma racks like it's 2006 but with thousands of miles on them. They work for me but obviously not for others. So it's not even time spent but usage and purpose of product.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:06
ergott
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(Reply to #26)

Petr5 wrote:
Fred gets like 10 thumbs.

Fred should highlight his opinions in magenta for easy distinction.

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.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:33
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #27)

Face wrote:

Can this thread be stickied?

Hi

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:34
Face
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(Reply to #28)

DumbJim wrote:
Face wrote:

Can this thread be stickied?

Hi

I know it was probably gonna be stickied anyways, but this makes me feel special.

ergott wrote:
Petr5 wrote:
Fred gets like 10 thumbs.

Fred should highlight his opinions in magenta for easy distinction.

Very much this

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, 02/21/2017 - 11:26
jdsmooth
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(Reply to #29)

oogens wrote:
ardents are bullshit

let stalk some high rollers/minions

Yeah, sorry that was me. I changed to all Maxxis EXO TR things, various knobways.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:22
liquify
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I mean, Ardents are pretty solid tire for eastcoastrocks xc.
I can't say it feel like my 2.5 minion rolls that well, but the big spencer is big and not that fast.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:23
Face
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Ardents are good for conditions where other tires are great.

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, 02/21/2017 - 18:54
ergott
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I separated brakes (wet) into mtb and road. Shouldn't they (and mechanical) be separated that way?

Are Sram calipers interchangeable with levers (road and mtb) like Shimano?

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.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:57
buffoon
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A++ would spreadsheet again. smiley

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:43
capn_pants
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Added some comments/additions.

Wanna hold hands?

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:49
akasnowmaaan
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I cannot stop re-organizing and tweaking and adding to this thing. smiley

But, please, a Crosscheck is a fucking cross spencer not a road spencer. smiley

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:23
spaghetti
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a crosscheck is a crosscheck and thats all it will ever be

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:45
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #37)

spaghetti wrote:
a crosscheck is a crosscheck and thats all it will ever be

It's not a road spencer, not a cross spencer, not a hybrid, it's it's own jackalope, and as such is perfect and terrible.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:07
Face
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Isn't every spencer just a crosscheck with different paint?

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.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:17
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #39)

akasnowmaaan wrote:
I cannot stop re-organizing and tweaking and adding to this thing. smiley

But, please, a Crosscheck is a fucking cross spencer not a road spencer. smiley

Not one most people actually race.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 23:28
akasnowmaaan
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(Reply to #40)

eric_ssucks wrote:
spaghetti wrote:
a crosscheck is a crosscheck and thats all it will ever be

It's not a road spencer, not a cross spencer, not a hybrid, it's it's own jackalope, and as such is perfect and terrible.

Fixed.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:57
heavymetal
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(Reply to #41)

Larry Winget wrote:
akasnowmaaan wrote:
I cannot stop re-organizing and tweaking and adding to this thing. smiley

But, please, a Crosscheck is a fucking cross spencer not a road spencer. smiley

Not one most people actually race.

I actually did once, with triple and bar end shifters and everything.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:13
hiljentaa
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(Reply to #42)

Face wrote:
Isn't every spencer just a crosscheck with different geometry?

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:58
iwillbe
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(Reply to #43)

Larry Winget wrote:
akasnowmaaan wrote:
I cannot stop re-organizing and tweaking and adding to this thing. smiley

But, please, a Crosscheck is a fucking cross spencer not a road spencer. smiley

Not one most people actually race.

I've raced cx on a Crosscheck! I have nothing to compare it to, so it was ok? I assume that you want a really vague handling feel and a general reluctance on the spencer's part to ever change direction, right?

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:44
halbritt
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The fact that some people have done a race or two on a crosscheck doesn't make it a cross spencer. People have done a race or two on 90s mountain bikes as well.

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

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:44
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Whatever, I raced the fuck out of a SS Cross Check for years. In fact, half the damn field was riding them.

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, 02/24/2017 - 22:04
ckd
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Tons of people used to race Cross Checks back in KC.

Where were you guys 10-12 years ago?

Funny thing, I used to "race" on a shitty old touring/city spencer back then. Now I do a majority of my city rides on a shitty old Cross Check.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:16
Shortpants
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You've raced on a crosscheck, I have a friend who tours on one, I know someone who works on one, and a million other fucking uses.

It's a jack of all trades, master of none. But if I had to put it into any category I'd say cross.

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 00:24
Shortpants
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Okay I added a couple things. About track bikes and cargo bikes. The two far branches of my dichotomous world.

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 00:43
Rusty Piton
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I commuted on a cross check for years.
My buddy raced one for a season then bought a crux.

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

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:25
Face
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I've commuted on a soma cross check off and on for the past 8 or so years.

Everyone I know who "races" is on custom steel, carbon tubulars, or both.

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.

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 20:28

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