Mr. Dilthey's own thread for posting jackass bikes that he likes.

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(Reply to #701)

Wintage Townie wrote:
With the exception of Heiney's (because Compass emails me three times whenever a new post goes up), I pretty much only read cycling blogs linked to here or on Facebook.

Oh wait
Did you read landlords this week?
Because mfn heiney does a crossover into messbro cred village

Edit:

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:21
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I saw it linked to here. I have no idea what Landlords Cycling is or why they call themselves Landlords.

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.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:43
liquify
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(Reply to #703)

Wintage Townie wrote:
I have no idea what Landlords Cycling is or why they call themselves Landlords.

And have no interest in finding out myself, because life was fine before knowing they existed.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:14
NOVELTYNAME
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Did you ever read "dear Dabby" on PUMA? (Portland united messenger association)

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:00
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:01
Shortpants
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(Reply to #706)

hahah, on the related posts just below is Sharky carrying his kid in his sling bag.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:08
iwillbe
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Do you want a version of All Hail the Black Market that's based in Philadelphia or someplace instead of Oakland? If so, Landlords is your business.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:08
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Nah, I'm good.

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.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:42
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #709)

Shortpants wrote:

hahah, on the related posts just below is Sharky carrying his kid in his sling bag.

Sharky's kid is now like 15

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:13
iwillbe
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(Reply to #710)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Shortpants wrote:

hahah, on the related posts just below is Sharky carrying his kid in his sling bag.

Sharky's kid is now like 15

PUMA lasted more than a couple of years?
Looking back at that time: between setting up PUMA, the messenger unionization campaign, and the Westside Invites, portland messengers were really doing an impressive amount of stuff for a crowd of maybe 40 people, 2/3rds of whom were completely drunk at any given moment.

ancient PUMA sticker:

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:34
NOVELTYNAME
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Yeah dude, I delivered coffee beans a few times for a buddy but never got farther than a few alley cats. I mean, I organized a half dozen races myself but then I got older and people started getting hurt and it just didn't seem to matter as much. Now it's cool to see all these dudes that stayed in the life and take photos on Instagram. I wouldn't want to party like that anymore but it was fun while it lasted. Got me into cycling the way I am now.

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:41
iwillbe
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If that was at the start of the 2000's, we probably bumped into each other - I worked for a few different messenger companies around Portland in that era.
I'm glad that there are still people from what are now the olden days out there, but yeah, at this point I'm a cargo bike dad/sorta long distance rider.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:48
Shortpants
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So I assume yall know Todd?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:04
NOVELTYNAME
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Which one?

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:59
iwillbe
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There was a Todd working back then, I'd be surprised if he remembered me.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:43
Shortpants
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Todd Danger. Big beard, has been on the road since I think like 95.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:50
iwillbe
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Don't know when he started, but that's the name, yeah. Are you friends with him? Are you him?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:56
Shortpants
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Definitely not toddy. But yeah, friends with the dude. I think I first met him in Paris last year but I could be wrong. He was one of the few that stayed for a while after worlds so he and I spent a lot of time not knowing french together.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 19:52
NOVELTYNAME
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Pretty sure I've seen that dude around. Maybe met Jim I don't know, I met a bunch of people

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:41
Shortpants
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Rides a 1999 surly steamroller with a big chain lock around his waist. Like it's 1999.

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 02:09
iwillbe
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(Reply to #721)

Shortpants wrote:
Rides a 1999 surly steamroller with a big chain lock around his waist. Like it's 1999.

That is pretty consistent with my recollection of that era. Around then I was riding a steel De Bernardi that had made the rouds of all the other tall messengers in town, Kryptonite mini stuffed in the back pocket of my Dickies, carrying my tags in a first generation Chrome bag that I won in a game of dominoes. Big brick 2-way radio, separate pager clipped to my radio holster.

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:00
jeffro
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(Reply to #722)

Shortpants wrote:
Rides a 2001 Redline Monocog with a big chain lock wrapped in pink leopard velour around his waist. Like it's 2001.

FTFM

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:14
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(Reply to #723)

jeffro wrote:
Shortpants wrote:
Rides a 2001 Redline Monocog with a big chain lock wrapped in pink leopard velour around his waist. Like it's 2001.

FTFM

Such vivid imagery

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:57
mdilthey
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Question:

Haven’t been mountain biking lately. Pugsley has a basket on and it’s beeen my fun-müter for a couple months. Should I buy Black Floyds for my other wheelset and embrace that and just have it be a party bike for a while?

I thought there was one tarckolyte with a pugs with slicks, who was that?

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:32
Todd
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Black floyds look dumb. You would probably love them.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:58
jdsmooth
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2 $90 tires for a fat tired townie seems like smart money

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

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:01
dorth
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shart man had/has a fattie he ran some big slicks on. I think they were 29"

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:01
shane.rrr
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I have some 29er Vee Tire gravel tires i have been saving for a city or cargo bike when I eventually build/get one. They are basically big slicks covered in tiny knobs like a small block 8. Not exactly fatties though

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:11
ShartAttack
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I usually run Schwalbe Super Motos on my Pugsley with 29er wheels. They are the best tires ever made so of course they don't make them anymore. The options now are the Big/G-Ones which are fairly delicate or tank Big Apples. Hoping my Super Motos never wear out.

I also run Vee8s on my fat wheels. They roll pretty fast for a fat tire, still give you some tread, but mostly just suck. They are better tubeless, but handling it still pretty garbage. TC I really want to try those Vee Apache slicks but I don't think they'd fit in the Pugsley frame

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:33
ShartAttack
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But, I'm mainly using the Pugsley to take my dog on rides to the park, so maybe I will go back to trying out the fat wheels again.

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:37
mdilthey
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Ah, Shart, I thought it was you. I did try those Vee tires before and I'm pretty sure every tire in the line sucks (I've only gone through three).

I have a bead (lol) on a pair of Black Floyd's for $100 total. Gumwall. I pulled the trigger. If I hate them, some other 45-year-old white guy in new Hampshire will get to live the dream.

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:50
mdilthey
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(Reply to #732)

Todd wrote:
Black floyds look dumb. You would probably love them.

This was my inspiration:

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:51
jeffro
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(Reply to #733)

jamesacklin wrote:
jeffro wrote:
Shortpants wrote:
Rides a 2001 Redline Monocog with a big chain lock wrapped in pink leopard velour around his waist. Like it's 2001.

FTFM

Such vivid imagery

Got a rear flat on this bike last weekend on my way into the city. Bolt-on rear hub, and I wasn't packing a wrench. Walked 5 blocks in my neon yellow Giro mtb shoes, wearing that pink leopard chain lock. NORE GRTS.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:44
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(Reply to #734)

mdilthey wrote:
Todd wrote:
Black floyds look dumb. You would probably love them.

This was my inspiration:

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:04
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #735)

mdilthey wrote:
Todd wrote:
Black floyds look dumb. You would probably love them.

This was my inspiration:

Buzz your girlfriend

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:36
JUGE FREDD
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whatever you see on a Blue Lug build

do the opposite

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

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:15
mdilthey
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26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:42
jimmythefly
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There's a fat-tire longtail kid-hauler rolling on gumwall floyds I've seen around town and it looks hella fun.

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.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:09
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(Reply to #739)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
whatever you see on a Blue Lug build

do the opposite

truth

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:24
NOVELTYNAME
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The fuck happened to the unicorncage

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:25
mdilthey
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It's on the fork leg, got a birdcage on the other one. Horses and birds, my favorites.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:39
johnasavoia
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This seems like the place to post that I wanna built a winter rat bike, rigid mtb, 26x2.something, fixed with a cog bolted to a 6 bolt hub, shorty stem, bullhorns. idea just came out of nowhere, I'd do it if I could find a frame/fork for less than $50

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:41
iwillbe
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(Reply to #743)

mdilthey wrote:
It's on the fork leg, got a birdcage on the other one. Horses and birds, my favorites.

Just like pegasuses it's twice as efficient

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:08
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(Reply to #744)

iwillbe wrote:
mdilthey wrote:
It's on the fork leg, got a birdcage on the other one. Horses and birds, my favorites.

Just like pegasuses it's twice as efficient

I just gained two hours of free time per day

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:24
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(Reply to #745)

johnasavoia wrote:
This seems like the place to post that I wanna built a winter rat bike, rigid mtb, 26x2.something, fixed with a cog bolted to a 6 bolt hub, shorty stem, bullhorns. idea just came out of nowhere, I'd do it if I could find a frame/fork for less than $50

What size? I've got an XL Marin frame/fork taking up space in my garage.

Edit: nevermind, it's got vertical derpouts.

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, 10/21/2017 - 14:17
johnasavoia
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Damn, Xl would probably be perf otherwise.
in a fugue state I put this in my watch list on ebay, when I get a dumbass build idea I cannot get it out of my head.

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 16:06
joy of vaping
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I made similar bike out of an old fgfs frame, fit big apples + could barspin.

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:37
Face
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That autobike thing may have a funky bb shell, they have a freewheel on the crank and it's all kinds of funky.

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, 10/21/2017 - 18:53
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #749)

Face wrote:
That autobike thing may have a funky bb shell, they have a freewheel on the crank and it's all kinds of funky.

I can't even imagine what a freewheel crank fix gear would be.
Right now I'm hoping I win a low ass bid on this thing

sitting at $26 right now fingers crossed no one else wants the POS

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:05
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(Reply to #750)

johnasavoia wrote:
This seems like the place to post that I wanna built a winter rat bike, rigid mtb, 26x2.something, fixed with a cog bolted to a 6 bolt hub, shorty stem, bullhorns. idea just came out of nowhere Spain circa 2008, I'd do it if I could find a frame/fork for less than $50

link

Not that there's anything wrong with that

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

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 21:33

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