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

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oogens
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(Reply to #301)

fixed wrote:
i have a honey 29er, which is the seven steel "budget" brand. i also got an inside deal on it. it's an awesome frame and it fits me perfectly. it is not a slack af broduro spencer. i kind of hate on seven as a company but this specific frame geo is very good.

but it looks like the sola is custom only, so who knows what geo was plugged in. I'm sure 2015 stock bikes are probably reasonable, but it's also possible that the kind of person getting a Ti spencer wants a big wheeled dream of the 90s with a 72* head angle.

Also, I had a lynskey spontaneously crack, so i'm pretty anti second-hand titanium. They recognized the only way for that failure to happen was manufacturing defect, but they pretty much told me to fuck off (they offered a crash replacement that was about 25% over the wholesale price my friend would have ordered one for me at).

I'm not saying you need a slackbro long spencer, but modern xc geo seems pretty dialed for fuckin around in the woods

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #302)

ckd wrote:
I'm 95% sure that's mine but I might be wrong.

You can have it if you send me a couple.

That's what I think. I have a very distinct memory of that quote, plus it just sounds like something you'd say.

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, 06/01/2017 - 23:42
mdilthey
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I wonder if Steve has the geo. Also, it's 2016 and hopefully he was basing it off a 2015 Scalpel.

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:56
drwelby
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$2K for a fuckaround commuter / rigid project spencer doesn't add up for me unless you're getting 3 of them.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:32
Larry Winget
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Can we merge this with Mig's thread now?

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:57
NOVELTYNAME
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Bruh

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:59
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #307)

Larry Winget wrote:
Can we merge this with Mig's thread now?

Seconded.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 01:30
Tail Hook Lengthener
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The fabric of tarck/time will collapse.

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, 06/02/2017 - 02:22
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #309)

mdilthey wrote:
True, gotta see. He was riding a 2015 Cannondale Scalpel and had this spencer custom-made at the end of the summer last year, so 2016. I assume since Seven is one of the biggest framebuilders in the region that they're up to date.

your assumption is woefully wrong

new england is perennially 10 years behind, also the big builders have the worst customers and no ideas

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

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 05:49
mdilthey
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Aw

This is looking worse and worse. I better ride it and think hard. Steve probably won't mind giving me a bit of trail time.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:49
Wilhelm
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(Reply to #311)

mdilthey wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
not a convert til it exists

Also, I rode gears for like eight years before I went SS

Wait... is SS a 'bad thing' now? I was just about to switch back to SS

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:55
schultzor
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It doesn't seem like Steve will have any trouble finding another buyer for the Seven. Get the Boulder or an Endpoint or something similar that does whatever for you that the Nature Boy can't.

Also gears.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:11
shane.rrr
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That Boulder is legit. I would buy it if it was my size

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:15
Rusty Piton
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Buy my Boulder Max.

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

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:26
ckd
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BoulderMAX sounds like the moniker for a limited edition Chevy Silverado.

Spencer Raleigh, Medical Panini

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:40
mdilthey
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I really don't want everyone to hate me but I also love disc brakes and parts compatibility across bikes, so idk if I want another rim brake spencer even if it's an insanely generous deal... i'm bracing for the fallout

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:09
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #317)

Wilhelm wrote:
mdilthey wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
not a convert til it exists

Also, I rode gears for like eight years before I went SS

Wait... is SS a 'bad thing' now? I was just about to switch back to SS

its only bad when you multiple bikes but dont have any geared bikes

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:31
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #318)

ckd wrote:
BoulderMAX sounds like the moniker for a limited edition Chevy Silverado.

Or a mass transit system.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:50
emor
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The boulder is basically a slightly fancier version of my Nordavinden and get this: it is the best road spencer you will ever own. It will do everything a good road spencer does, only better and with more panache. The additional beer-hauling capacity is just the icing on the cake. You don't have to ride it every day, but not having one in your stable is a BAD CHOICE.

"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, 06/02/2017 - 11:54
Rusty Piton
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Max, don't buy my boulder.
Cantis are terrible.

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

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:55
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #321)

mdilthey wrote:
I really don't want everyone to hate me but I also love disc brakes and parts compatibility across bikes, so idk if I want another rim brake spencer even if it's an insanely generous deal... i'm bracing for the fallout

TBH I can't imagine spending that kind of money on a spencer that didn't have discs. I am fine riding around with rim brakes on bikes which cost me a few hundred dollars, but anything I am going to invest in from now of has to have discs.

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, 06/02/2017 - 12:00
NOVELTYNAME
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cantis are indeed terrible

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:01
Rusty Piton
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(Reply to #323)

emor wrote:
The boulder is basically a slightly fancier version of my Nordavinden and get this: it is the best road spencer you will ever own. It will do everything a good road spencer does, only better and with more panache. The additional beer-hauling capacity is just the icing on the cake. You don't have to ride it every day, but not having one in your stable is a BAD CHOICE.

The more time passes, the less I really want to sell the thing.

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

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:04
Wilhelm
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(Reply to #324)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
cantis are indeed terrible

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:45
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #325)

Wilhelm wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
cantis are indeed terrible

However, I'd tolerate the chatters and screeching for a spencer like this.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:06
Rentable Faxmachine
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Whiskey 29er forks ride like shit off-road. I had one, replaced it with a $100 Salsa steel jawn, and the latter rode nicer (on a stiff, alloy hardtail).

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:10
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #327)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Whiskey forks ride like shit

the thru-axle models are especially bad

they're *much* heavier than advertised too

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

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:07
schultzor
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Honest question: are there any Whiskey parts that are good for what they cost? It seems a lot like the Foundry house brand; carbon stuff that'd be ok if it weren't priced the same as demonstrably better competing products.

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:12
mdilthey
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(Reply to #329)

Rentable Faxmachine wrote:
Whiskey 29er forks ride like shit off-road. I had one, replaced it with a $100 Salsa steel jawn, and the latter rode nicer (on a stiff, alloy hardtail).

This actually thrills me because it saves me several hundred dollars and I like the bottle bosses for bikepacking. Thanks for the tip - I will NOT be getting a Whisky fork.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:38
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:08
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #331)

schultzor wrote:
Honest question: are there any Whiskey parts that are good for what they cost? It seems a lot like the Foundry house brand; carbon stuff that'd be ok if it weren't priced the same as demonstrably better competing products.

There are two categories of Whisky products - the "problem solvers" category (E.g. straight, cheap, repair grade 1 1/8" forks for spencer shop), and the "fancy stuff", which is just cheap open-mould Taiwanese carbon sold for outrageous markup. The repair grade stuff is great and I am glad it exists, but the rest of the stuff is priced to compete with high end shit from Bontrager and ENVE, but isn't Bontrager or ENVE.

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, 06/02/2017 - 22:37
mdilthey
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Neat

Saws on the brain

26/M/41t N/W

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 22:25
kmcdon
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(Reply to #333)

That dude needs a Sven Saw ASAP.

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 01:15
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #334)

mdilthey wrote:

Neat

Saws on the brain

This scares me. A nice crash and person could catch the blade on the inside thigh

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:58
eric_ssucks
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yeah, saws go on the bar bag or the seat bag,

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:54
Wilhelm
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That makes my abnormally large calves feel very squeamish...

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:06
Todd
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there are much better saw choices for that application than that thing.

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:40
mdilthey
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Well, there is a blade guard on there, but I still wouldn't ride with a saw down there, but hell yeah it looks cool. Reminds me of the axe on the hood of a land rover.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:04
euclid
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also the saw would be a visually perfect fit with the frame bag if it were flipped vertically. What were they thinking putting it on there like that?

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:47
hiimjoshimabike
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The blade pointing up would be even more intimidating.

Just ride your fucking bike and don't be a dick about it.

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:12
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #341)

kmcdon wrote:
That dude needs a Sven Saw ASAP.

I've used them for 7 years now and nah

Sven saws work nicely in camp and it's easy to keep a super sharp blade in it, but the setup/breakdown time is a bitch for clearing blowdown

this is fuckin perfect for that, you can cut a log a foot in diameter and have it back in your framebag in 90 seconds, and it only takes a little longer at odd angles or close clearances: https://www.amazon.com/Professional-BIGBOY-Folding-Landscaping-356-36/dp/B0014CA3JQ/

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

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:14
jeffro
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Been resisting temptation of dem Silky saws, but you all keep reminding me they exist.

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:38
mdilthey
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I carry a little Oregon hand saw of the same type and love it.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 21:42
jdsmooth
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(Reply to #344)

jeffro wrote:
Been resisting temptation of dem Silky saws, but you all keep reminding me they exist.

several pals who tried my silky saw went on to buy one.
if you don't have a bag, they're easily strapped to the spencer with innertube.

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

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:48
mdilthey
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26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:53
kmcdon
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it's not the worst spencer I've seen.

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:07
newellbt

shame about those velocity rims, king headset, FSA cronk, zed setback Thombson and DeRP brake levers tho

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:09
Mr. Pubes
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also didnt the zona version have a press fit bb? why. dog shit.

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:42
hiimjoshimabike
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(Reply to #349)

Mr. Pubes wrote:
also didnt the zona version have a press fit bb? why. dog shit.

Death to press fit on steel frames.

Just ride your fucking bike and don't be a dick about it.

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:24
mdilthey
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(Reply to #350)

hiimjoshimabike wrote:
Death to press fit on steel frames.

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:37

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