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

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eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #101)

timberland boots wrote:
I actually like bar end shifters because a spare fits in your pocket really nice leaving more room in your bag for an epoxy kit and some sheet metal in case my frame cracks so I don't have to bail on my commute.

Amateur. I've got a custom Riv on the way with 100% redundant double tubes throughout the frame. GP is furious he didn't think of it first. With the spare wheels I will never be stranded due to mechanical failure.

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:10
Goddamnit Gunther
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Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:48
Shortpants
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Can we rename the thread, "Max's reposts from reddit"

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 17:08
mdilthey
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(Reply to #104)

Straws wrote:
Can we rename the thread, "Max's reposts from reddit"

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:17
Face
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(Reply to #105)

mdilthey wrote:
Straws wrote:
Can we rename the thread, "Max's reposts from reddit - DO NOT CLICK"

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, 04/30/2017 - 20:23
fixed
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god damn it that fucking redline. if you raced cross from like 2004-2007 you would not be impressed by those. COMPLETELY agreed that the only appropriate build is 9speed shimano and some random cobbled together chain tensioner because you KNOW you're going to drop your chain.
at that time in my life i was racing an empella with the world's rarest headset. it was a 1" threadless integrated headset. only campy made one so of course it was record. the headset cost half as much as i paid for the frame. that bike pretty much sucked and i'm glad technology has improved.
also the fact that there are flat pedals on that redline completely ruins it for me. and that's before you get to the geneveellele.
i'm so glad this thread exists to consolidate all this trash.

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:56
mdilthey
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fixed, how much mental energy do you spend hating me? Just ignore it. Put me on block and save yourself the heartache.

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 20:37
ckd
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The ignore button doesn't work.

It's like a mirage, but worse.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 21:42
mdilthey
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Oh, well then you guys are fucked!

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:18
emor
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(Reply to #110)

lukasz wrote:
timberland boots wrote:
I actually like bar end shifters because a spare fits in your pocket really nice leaving more room in your bag for an epoxy kit and some sheet metal in case my frame cracks so I don't have to bail on my commute.

lol

Biggest lol on Tarck in a couple weeks

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

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:44
halbritt
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(Reply to #111)

mdilthey wrote:
fixed, how much mental energy do you spend hating me? Just ignore it. Put me on block and save yourself the heartache.

That's not how things work around here.

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

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:46
mdilthey
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26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 22:58
NOVELTYNAME
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File under "that's the wrong way to buy a kilo tt"

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 02:12
mdilthey
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(Reply to #114)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
File under "that's the wrong way to buy a kilo tt"

I know, it's like, why buy a custom English when you can just get a caad 8?

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 03:07
aek
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My last housemate bought those stupid fucking geneveeellel shifters when he was in Japan and I wasn't around to talk him out of it. I kept my mouth (mostly) shut about it, but it still only took him a couple weeks to realize how fucking stupid they really are. Worse still, he replaced his Shimano bar-ends with them.

When I asked him why he bought them he said something about them being like brifters, but friction, coz you can't have indexed shifting on a tour(?).

When they were new, someone here wrote a beautiful analogy about how if you just improve every aspect of them slowly you wind up with modern brake-shifters or whatever we're calling them now.

Either way, the correct response to them is a visceral hatred.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 05:16
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #116)

mdilthey wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
File under "that's the wrong way to buy a kilo tt"

I know, it's like, why buy a custom English when you can just get a caad 8?

Because the English fits 650x42

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:15
NOVELTYNAME
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I know you're trying to be snarky but it's just not a good look for you. I have years of internet trolling experience

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:15
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #118)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
I know you're trying to be snarky but it's just not a good look for you. I have years of internet trolling experience

lol

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 08:35
liquify
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lol, mig can't take a burn. Weak troll is weak.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:23
mdilthey
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TBH I have a pair of Microshift thumbies sitting around but every time I think about gearing the Pugsley, I think about how fast the grade changes on my local MTB trails and I just think about trying to trim the friction mid-stroke while dodging a root and it gives me anxiety.

If I am gonna gear the Pugs i'd probably be happier with a Sram trigger shifter that can dump two gears at a time, or just stay SS and use body language to climb.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:43
Sneaky Viking
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aren't those indexed?

edit: not saying trigger shifter isn't a better idea because of course it is, but using trim as the excuse is not a good excuse.

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

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:05
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #122)

johnasavoia wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
I know you're trying to be snarky but it's just not a good look for you. I have years of internet trolling experience

lol

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:56
kmcdon
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(Reply to #123)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
aren't those indexed?

edit: not saying trigger shifter isn't a better idea because of course it is, but using trim as the excuse is not a good excuse.

the ones I have are. I love them.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:06
Rentable Faxmachine
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I'm late to the party but those Blackburn front racks are an absolute nightmare. Abandon any hope of installing one and having everything line up correctly.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:08
kmcdon
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I had the rear one that you sold me for about 6 months before I got rid of it. It was OK, but just OK.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:09
mdilthey
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26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 20:07
liquify
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little shit for mud clearance coz bigger tires in rear, but that's probably fun.
Our boy max, posting bikes with setback posts.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 22:21
Todd
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Max, this is up your alley.
I dont think this is jackass, and it probably works alright.
I was a lil shocked to see my dude Rich's work on Prolly.
The guy is a cool northern Arizona weirdo who claims each bike is an experiment, carrying on some of that joe murray flavor from back in the day.

Here is the fork/rack thing so Fred can tell us how it is wrong and will break.

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 22:23
mdilthey
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(Reply to #129)

Saw and adored. The guy who rides this bike also seems super cool, I followed him on the gram and his posts are always interesting. And he shows up in a ton of other people's bike reportage.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 22:33
JUGE FREDD
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rack fork situation looks awesome and used appropriately

fork could have more offset, and there's some fancier bending in the rack could allow bigger stabler minipanniers, but it's so in the right direction

I've been ruminating on a design like that with much smaller tubing in the fork and a floating brake caliper, could distribute the load to the crown with a heavy gauge spoke

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

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 00:36
joy of vaping
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i feel like that rack design could easily unevenly load the steerer bearings depending on how accurately the thing was brazed. this could be fixed with a pivoting instead of rigid connection at the steerer

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 02:35
Sneaky Viking
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kind of like a Jones fork with a built in rack on the front. Cool idea

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

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:42
mdilthey
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Oh my god

This rack solves the problem I was having with the Nature Boy in the "Bike Plans You'll Never Do" thread...

26/M/41t N/W

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 13:08
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #134)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
kind of like a Jones fork with a built in rack on the front. Cool idea

First thing I thought of.

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 13:11
lukasz
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Same. Pretty cool!

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 16:35
drwelby
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I'm way into more high front panniers for dirt touring, but on that bike I'm just not sure about running it all the way to the steerer. It seems to be more copying the truss form than actual function. Though maybe the bagman on the back is influencing my suspicions.

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 16:46
JUGE FREDD
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u rite, any bike with a bagman just above the tire is a major red flag

if your bike would easily take a standard lightweight rack and you spend way more on a heavy weak wobbly stainless rod, fuck your trendwhoring

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

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 02:27
drwelby
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(Reply to #138)

JUGE FREDD wrote:

if your bike would easily take a standard lightweight rack and you spend way more on a heavy weak wobbly stainless rod, fuck your trendwhoring

Especially when your Art Deco front rack has enough tubing and joinery invested in it to make something for the rear.

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:25
drwelby
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(Reply to #139)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
I've been ruminating on a design like that with much smaller tubing in the fork and a floating brake caliper, could distribute the load to the crown with a heavy gauge spoke

Is the caliper in front of the rear leg?

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:28
mdilthey
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(Reply to #140)

drwelby wrote:

Is the caliper in front of the rear leg?

You mean the rear caliper? Loads of bikes run them that way. Keeps it from competing for space with a rear rack.

And SHIT! I thought all the bikes with saddlebags 0.5" above the rear tire looked really stupid... I've burned holes in things enough times to know that nothing goes near the tire. I thought I was taking crazy pills seeing all the bags gracing tires all over IG.

This thing costs $65 less than the Erlen or Bagman or whatever, and it doesn't bounce:

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 19:43
heavymetal
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FWIW I've got a bagman and I've never had any issues with bouncing, at least that I've noticed. YMMV ovbs

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 19:49
mdilthey
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Yes, but do you have a 65L expandable Wizard Sleeve packed full of organic vegetables and aged wine?

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 19:54
heavymetal
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Nah, I've got a Carradice Low-saddle Longflap full of work clothes, groceries, and beer. Not quite Bene-level of haulage.

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 20:01
mdilthey
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Fav part of this bike, hands down.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 20:04
drwelby
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(Reply to #145)

mdilthey wrote:
drwelby wrote:

Is the caliper in front of the rear leg?

You mean the rear caliper? Loads of bikes run them that way. Keeps it from competing for space with a rear rack.

No, the rear leg of a truss fork with a floating caliper that uses a spoke to transfer torque to the crown (as quoted).

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 23:01
mdilthey
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(Reply to #146)

drwelby wrote:
No, the rear leg of a truss fork with a floating caliper that uses a spoke to transfer torque to the crown (as quoted).

There's my problem, I couldn't / can't remotely picture what you guys are envisioning. I need a MS Paint diagram.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 00:19
Blakey
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not sure if Ewen ever made a test fork with this setup

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 00:48
kmcdon
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could just roll with rim brakes and forget the fuss
(I'll go home now.)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 01:07
Tail Hook Lengthener
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wut is rim brake tho?

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, 05/09/2017 - 01:23
balooon
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Wintage Townie wrote:
wut is rim brake tho?

discrotorwithatireonit.psd

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:03

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