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

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jamesacklin
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(Reply to #751)

Yes, the Hookworm tires popped into my head almost immediately. What a strange time to have lived

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:36
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #752)

DaFROG wrote:
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

Yup, pretty much but ass ugly, SB8s, and probably risers cause I aint runnin canti's so need v levers.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 18:44
johnasavoia
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Forgot I pulled this frame from the trash a while back. Gonna get one of those ugly stamped 90mm reach bmx calipers, a buddy has a beat to shit 6 bolt wheel he's selling me.

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:06
mdilthey
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Welp, one week on the Black Floyds:

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:36
kmcdon
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(Reply to #755)

mdilthey wrote:
Welp, one week on the Black Floyds:

There's at least one 5-star review of them on the internet, so I can't blame you *too* much for being misled.

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:44
NOVELTYNAME
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Maybe if you ask Jan heiney really nicely he’ll order a run of Heart Condition Hills (26x4.2)

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:55
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #757)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Maybe if you ask Jan heiney really nicely he’ll order a run of Heart Condition Hills (26x4.2)

Would scheme a theoretical bike around.

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:54
Mr. Pubes
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i have heard that the only way to fix the self-steer on the black floyds is to run them at 30psi. not joking.

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:24
mdilthey
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Some guy on IG just told me I need to go to 22 PSI. Hmm... yikes....

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:21
kmcdon
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Doesn't that defeat the porpoise of 4" fattyslicks?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:22
ShartAttack
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lol 22-30 psi, that is some MTBR shit right there

All the fatbike tires I've ridden become a different kind of weird at like 12psi, 30 psi I can only imagine

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:11
kmcdon
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(Reply to #762)

you think that's some MTBR shit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObO7mdoyo-U

THIS is some MTBR shit.

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:16
Todd
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OMG.

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:36
Whippin Skidz
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Dude's all about that supple lyfe I see.

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:01
ShartAttack
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holy shit. Plus an IGH

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:20
mdilthey
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(Reply to #766)

kmcdon wrote:
Doesn't that defeat the porpoise of 4" fattyslicks?

I threw caution to the wind and went straight to 25 PSI. Two inches of rock hard contact patch. The self-steer vanished, and I did my 10 mile commute. I could feel every rock and stick in the road, ricocheting into my sit bones. A road bike that hasn't slept in 72 hours, and is also drunk. MTB singlespeed gearing and 32 pounds of steel and rubber. I biked miserably up the hills, and then rolled begrudgingly down the other side with only a meager increase in speed. I hopped a curb, and the bike bounced on the other side like a basketball.

At the end of the ride, I put the bike away, walked inside, and caught my reflection in the mirror. I paused. I looked deep into my own eyes, and said to myself,

What the fuck am I doing right now

I made my bike completely joyless. It's a nothing-bike now. It's like a black hole of neutrality. It's a $2000 wal-mart Mongoose.

Fuck this project. Fucking tarck was right about me. Tarck, tell your sister you were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:46
NOVELTYNAME
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Get a grip

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:56
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #768)

mdilthey wrote:
What the fuck am I doing right now

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:05
Tail Hook Lengthener
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But you got a lot of attention from Instagram, which is why 3/4 of custom bikes are built in the first place.

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, 10/31/2017 - 21:49
ThurberMingus
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Can we take a minute to talk about that other dude though? I thought he was a typical cheap weirdo Surly guy who blew all his money in a Pugsley, but then he mounted those bastard wheels up to what appeared to be a Ti Mukluk with possibly a Rohloff? What the fuck? Clearly cost isn't keeping him from buying a pair of Dillingers.

I see so many idiots riding fat bikes around here with tires pumped up to 20+ psi and it makes me so upset that those idiots are riding around town year round with rock hard tires.

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 22:28
mdilthey
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(Reply to #771)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
But you got a lot of attention from Instagram, which is why 3/4 of custom bikes are built in the first place.

Yeah dude, Instadads love my ride

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 22:31
oogens
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lol two tire fatfuck broke out the screwdriver to take the tire off and I was thinking "he's gonna mount one backwards"

didn't disappoint

also twist ending with the carbon fork ti frame with that disaster tire situation, bonus points for rolhoff, crank bros pedals, and belt drive. wish we got a picture of the brooks saddle and ergon grips as well

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 23:10
jeffro
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(Reply to #773)

kmcdon wrote:
you think that's some MTBR shit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObO7mdoyo-U

THIS is some MTBR shit.

Yo dawg I heard you like tires...

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:01
kmcdon
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it could have been good.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:01
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Not with Surly behind the wheel. As this point, they're basically just trolling.

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, 11/14/2017 - 12:03
mdilthey
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Why are they trying to corner a section of the market that is rapidly shrinking? I don't get it.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:40
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #777)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Not with Surly behind the wheel. As this point, they're basically just trolling.

World trolling or just regular trolling? Maybe Ogreing. It's exactly what surly would do.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:54
Endpoint
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Fuck Max... sell all your bikes and just go buy whatever Tiagra spec yolo bike LBS is slinging.

You need to start over

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:08
Viggen
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(Reply to #779)

Endpoint wrote:
Fuck Max... sell all your bikes and just go buy whatever Tiagra spec yolo bike LBS is slinging.

You need to start over

Quoted for truth.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:26
mdilthey
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(Reply to #780)

Endpoint wrote:
Fuck Max... sell all your bikes and just go buy whatever Tiagra spec yolo bike LBS is slinging.

You need to start over

I actually agree with you more than I'd like to admit.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:06
Nishiki
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I had similar feels but was much less successful. I sold every single frame and part that I owned. 1 bike now

Max I've followed your blog for a few years and I think you're being too hard on yourself. You are doing better than I am, I'm sure

The limiting factor is always money. The real skill I see here on tarck is people buying the right parts, the first time. That is the ultimate challenge. If you don't get to touch bike parts in a shop all day you're gonna fuck up a lot

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 17:21
mdilthey
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(Reply to #782)

Thanks, actually, that's nice to hear. I agree with all points. I upgraded my hubs on my Pugsley and got the bug, and then decided I wanted a "real" cross bike to go with my "real" (lol) mountain bike. So I bought into the Nature Boy and the sizing was off, so that failed.

Then I went digging for a singlespeed compatible frame and settled on the Crockett because, shopbro deal and great dropouts. But every time I see virtually any other steel bike I'm jealous.

Idk, I love that I can throw two racks on my Pugsley and haul a ton of shit. I love baskets. It's fun to have a fast race bike like the Crockett as a daily driver, but I know in my heart that I'd be happier with a Wolverine. But here we are. Not gonna try to swap again and have no fast bike for two months. Especially since I'd need to convert my hubs for any steel frame.

I'm done. It's good enough. It's a fun bike, I enjoy it, I don't need to endlessly dither with it anymore. I'll honestly probably have it for a while (knock on wood) out of laziness.

26/M/41t N/W

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 18:14
aerobear
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The crockett I owned for a few years rode as good or better than any steel bike I owned, which leads me to believe you're basing your preference for a wolverine entirely on aesthetics, rather than ride quality. Keep it a while, you will learn to love it.

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

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 19:27
eric_ssucks
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You're over thinking it. It's a modern alloy bike from a big brand. It's great.

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 21:08
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Fuck steel, modern aluminum is so fucking great. My dream spencer would probably be a SmartWeld low-trail fopchariot.

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.

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 22:42
ThurberMingus
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The Crockett is as cool as a frame as that kind of frame gets. Get a proper drivetrain (fwiw I 100% support SS’ing)and maybe an H/G fork and you’re in the club my friend.

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 01:03
mdilthey
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No, I know, it’s 100% rack mounts. I love the ride and it fits great, I just have a hard time carrying shit. Might do a HG fork though.

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 01:39
Goddamnit Gunther
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You should absolutely do a HG fork

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 10:34
mdilthey
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26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:51
mdilthey
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Somebody please change the name of my thread to "Mr. Dilthey's own thread for posting pictures of cross checks that he likes"

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:55
kmcdon
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(Reply to #791)

mdilthey wrote:

Somebody please change the name of my thread to "Mr. Dilthey's own thread for posting pictures of cross checks that he likes"

rack struts are pretty jackass on this

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:24
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #792)

kmcdon wrote:
the headlight angle is pretty jackass on this

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:43
kmcdon
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Max is there a particular reason why you haven't bought a used steamroller frame and built it up into a sw8 partsbin fixxxay yet? I require this of you, due date is March.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:17
Shortpants
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what size tires can a steamroller clear? asking for a friend. definitely not planning on another track bike. nope.

EDIT: just looked it up, only 38.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:04
kmcdon
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(Reply to #795)

Shortpants wrote:
what size tires can a steamroller clear? asking for a friend. definitely not planning on another track bike. nope.

EDIT: just looked it up, only 38.



These are 35c Nomads, I feel like you could get bigger than a 38 in there

edit: here's a pic I stole of someone who managed to get 42s in there.

nobrakes

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:18
euclid
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(Reply to #796)

kmcdon wrote:

nobrakes

now that is a dumb bike.

I kinda want to ride it.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:26
johnasavoia
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Can confirm steamroller can fit a 42 maybe more without brakes. 38 is probably the max with the right brake, I think black mountain cycles has a blog post about what calipers fit the biggest tire under em. I've wanted to go 650b/42 and fenders on mine but who's got that money? Not me.

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 18:24
NOVELTYNAME
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I have some Phil wood fixed hubs you want to buy

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 18:58
Shortpants
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I don't even know why I asked. That photo reminded me of when my friend put 44s on his steamroller and spent the day cutting the side knobbies down so it could clear that stays.

Also Nomads on a steamroller is so 2012 tarck.

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:56
mdilthey
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I would have liked 2012 tarck, but tarck would not have liked 2012 me

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:06

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