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Shortpants
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yes but could have been better for a few different reasons.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:44
ramate
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(Reply to #19852)

Worst part of owning a nice road bike: no sunday rides without hella judgement.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:00
mdilthey
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Last road ride I did, I showed up to a 60-miler on a singlespeed cross bike. Hella judgment.

Still kept up though.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:04
ramate
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(Reply to #19854)

The real question: how much elevation?

I did a 100mi charity ride on a gravel bike once, and a couple of roadies made some snarky comments. Makes you wonder if they really think a long bike ride is impossible without 6 grand of Madone underneath you.

The joke was on them, Sonoma county roads are pretty awful given the temps never dip below 35 here.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:11
mdilthey
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It's Western Mass, so, tons. That's the only reason I kept up. I was stuck pounding up every hill so whatever distance I lost on the flats, I'd make up on the climbs. It was pretty sweet, some roadiebros that were shaking their heads at the beginning of the ride were much nicer at the end. But, at the end I felt like I needed to throw up (I didn't).

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:16
kmcdon
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(Reply to #19856)

ramate wrote:
The real question: how much elevation?

I did a 100mi charity ride on a gravel bike once, and a couple of roadies made some snarky comments. Makes you wonder if they really think a long bike ride is impossible without 6 grand of Madone underneath you.

The joke was on them, Sonoma county roads are pretty awful given the temps never dip below 35 here.

who the fuck are you?

edit: checked newperson thread. Carry on.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 01:16
mdilthey
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(Reply to #19857)

kmcdon wrote:
ramate wrote:
The real question: how much elevation?

I did a 100mi charity ride on a gravel bike once, and a couple of roadies made some snarky comments. Makes you wonder if they really think a long bike ride is impossible without 6 grand of Madone underneath you.

The joke was on them, Sonoma county roads are pretty awful given the temps never dip below 35 here.

who the fuck are you?

edit: checked newperson thread. Carry on.

26/M/41t N/W

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:44
Rusty Piton
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Seen at the trailhead on saturday.
WTF.
Untitled by rudyluciani, on Flickr

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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:20
shane.rrr
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I want to ride that to see what it is like

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
fixed
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i bet you can absolutely rail turns on that thing

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:53
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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:38
lofarkas
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I hate those but I have to admit they kinda work and I can see how they can be fun to the right dude. Some crazy person did pbp with one at some point (within the time limit!).

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:19
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #19863)

lofarkas wrote:
Some crazy person did pbp with one at some point (within the time limit!).

Does that mean that they had to qualify for it on the same machine?

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:26
ladrodibici

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 18:04
drwelby
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Gator Hardshells is the punchline

Naturally, this bike is partially tarck's fault.

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 18:11
Face
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Surprised it has a round chainring.

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Sun, 01/07/2018 - 18:25
lofarkas
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(Reply to #19867)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
lofarkas wrote:
Some crazy person did pbp with one at some point (within the time limit!).

Does that mean that they had to qualify for it on the same machine?

Not sure if the dude was officially entered or he just did the distance with the pack out of competition or something.

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 18:29
kmcdon
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1: of course it has fucking couplers

2: am I in the minority thinking that those lauf forks are the most disgusting bike parts ever?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:55
JUGE FREDD
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3. and it's not nearly the worst component on that bicycle

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
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Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:41
sparksflyhigh
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(Reply to #19870)

Yeah they look gross. Ironically used with a rock hard tire

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:07
ergott
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(Reply to #19871)

kmcdon wrote:
2: am I in the minority thinking that those lauf forks are the most disgusting bike parts ever?

I don't consider that bike of bike in need of suspension, but if I did I'd use the Lefty from the Slate.

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.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:23
ergott
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Flat protection gotta be supple.

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.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:23
jamesacklin
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The thudbuster post and the Lauf fork form a kind of hideous symmetry if you squint

It looks like a Pubes concept come to life

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:02
Rentable Faxmachine
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That's a BodyFloat "isolation" seatpost. They're nice, but the bushings get sloppy pretty quickly, and the rebuild kits ain't cheap.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:02
NOVELTYNAME
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What the

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:24
emor
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wow those are expensive. I'd rather just use my legs to do the same thing -- but then again, I'm not a rich old guy.

"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, 01/08/2018 - 20:18
Rentable Faxmachine
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Just noticed the SQlab saddle with the elastomer "suspension" block.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:40
fixed
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(Reply to #19878)

emor wrote:
wow those are expensive. I'd rather just use my legs to do the same thing -- but then again, I'm not a rich old guy.

This revolutionary new suspension device connects the rider's body directly to the pedals with a long, semi-flexible two-bar linkage design. Riders retain the option to lock the suspension to the pedals for greater control, or balance the end of the linkage on a pinned platform, which can open more options for suspension feel. The linkages are stronger than steel and have the ability to fix minor breakages. Linkages are connected by a natural elastomer bushing. The bushings are self-repairing to a degree, and infinitely serviceable via injection of fluids, ultrasound techniques, or full replacement. This system is compatible with any bike currently on the market.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:50
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #19879)

fixed wrote:
emor wrote:
wow those are expensive. I'd rather just use my legs to do the same thing -- but then again, I'm not a rich old guy.

This revolutionary new suspension device connects the rider's body directly to the pedals with a long, semi-flexible two-bar linkage design. Riders retain the option to lock the suspension to the pedals for greater control, or balance the end of the linkage on a pinned platform, which can open more options for suspension feel. The linkages are stronger than steel and have the ability to fix minor breakages. Linkages are connected by a natural elastomer bushing. The bushings are self-repairing to a degree, and infinitely serviceable via injection of fluids, ultrasound techniques, or full replacement. This system is compatible with any bike currently on the market.

smiley

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:53
ThurberMingus
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The “head mechanic” at my shop is officially long in the tooth.

So this guy builds one or two stainless steel frames a year for people. Usually “sport touring” bikes that wind up being $4000 Vayas. As you can clearly see, this bike might be his turdliest to date. Let’s review:
Raceface seatpost, Dimension stem, generic Specialized bars, 4700?, Shimano’s *last* Ultegra triple, DT hoops laced to XT hubs, Gatorskins (I think the customer picked those out actually), motherfucking Hy/rd’s, and that magnificent segmented fork. Bonus points for that handlebar setup. No clue if that was just how he set it up in the stand or not. Time will tell.

He was trying to wire those shifters to a 9 speed Deore dangler (who doesn’t want that on their “custom touring bike”?) when I told him that 4700 had a different cable pull. He wound up taking a Tiagra der off of a Roubaix we had on the floor.

It really bums me out that people are paying him a reasonable sum of money for a bike and he takes forever to build them and puts almost no thought at all into the build. If I got a “custom bike” with that setup I would be so beyond pissed. Fortunately for him most of his customers are those old, semi-clueless tourers (if you’ve worked in a service shop you know the type), and not savvy bike nerds. The fact that these people fork over money and don’t even have any part spec in mind is a red flag to me.

I can’t wait to see what the reaction is when the customer comes to pick this up. Unfortunately she probably won’t even bat an eye at this. Good for him I guess.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:35
Tail Hook Lengthener
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That's like every single bike from R&E here in Seattle.

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Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:37
Rentable Faxmachine
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Why don't people just buy Vayas or Fargos? Real talk.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:39
ThurberMingus
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(Reply to #19883)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
That's like every single bike from R&E here in Seattle.

One day a dude came in who owned two R&Es looking for 650b tubes. I was like, “oh cool not many people around here running 650b, what bike is it for?” And he proceeded to talk without stopping for 45 minutes about his bike and then wherever his stream of consciousness took him. It sucked.

I have no idea why people aren't buying Salsas or like an Awol. They want to have custom bikes but don’t know anything about bikes. It’s a bummer.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:46
jamesacklin
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I'd venture more money than sense, with an element of megalomania

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:25
Tail Hook Lengthener
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That’s funny because they’re aren’t many 650b Rodriguez bikes around. They’re pretty married (or at least they were) to 26” wheels for all small bikes.

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, 01/09/2018 - 17:35
Andrew_Squirrel
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R+E really loves 650c too so there could have been a miscommunication.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:01
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I’m sure they’d love 700d, or 26 x 1 3/8”, if they could.

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, 01/09/2018 - 18:35
ThurberMingus
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I think it checks out. He was talking about running Gravel Kings on his “gravel cruncher”.

Also: wow do they seriously still sell people 650c?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:50
Andrew_Squirrel
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Posted on June 7, 2017 by Dan T

Quote:
When Serfas told us they could no longer make our famous 650c x 28c tire, the Urbana, we were devastated. Our petite customers had come to expect that we would always have a great option for them. I know a lot of you were very disappointed that we could no longer get these great tires, but we weren’t about to give up! We went to work contacting many tire manufacturers to see what it would take to get a replacement made. It was a difficult task, until surprisingly, we contacted Panaracer. Panaracer is about our favorite tire maker (as many of our repair customers know), but we didn’t think a company as established as they were would be interested in helping us out. Luckily, we were wrong.

http://www.rodbikes.com/blog/650c-x-28c-tires-return-to-re-cycles-in-seattle/

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:52
eric_ssucks
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I love them that they are the worst and also will build a great bike if you design it yourself.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:29
emor
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HT one of the best and also worst things about not living in Seattle is not seeing epic R&E bikes daily. The endless parade of terrible Q bikes just ain’t the same

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

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:09
emor
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(Reply to #19892)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
Posted on June 7, 2017 by Dan T

Quote:
When Serfas told us they could no longer make our famous 650c x 28c tire, the Urbana, we were devastated. Our petite customers had come to expect that we would always have a great option for them. I know a lot of you were very disappointed that we could no longer get these great tires, but we weren’t about to give up! We went to work contacting many tire manufacturers to see what it would take to get a replacement made. It was a difficult task, until surprisingly, we contacted Panaracer. Panaracer is about our favorite tire maker (as many of our repair customers know), but we didn’t think a company as established as they were would be interested in helping us out. Luckily, we were wrong.

http://www.rodbikes.com/blog/650c-x-28c-tires-return-to-re-cycles-in-seattle/

Why on earth would they be surprised panaracer would make some bonkers unicorn tire for them? Isn’t that essentially panaracer’s bread and butter at this point?

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

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:11
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Do they need the 28mm size? Because Continental makes all their major tires, including the Gatorskin and the GP4K, in 650x25. If the high quality, reasonable price, and convenience of Continental is too much, and you need a more special snowflake tire than that, well you're probably an R&E customer.

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, 01/09/2018 - 21:53
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #19894)

emor wrote:
HT one of the best and also worst things about not living in Seattle is not seeing epic R&E bikes daily. The endless parade of terrible Q bikes just ain’t the same

No place I've ever been has the same number of bananas bicycles as Seattle. You haven't seen anything until you've sat on the steps along the Burke and watched the insane contraptions roll by on a warm summer day.

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, 01/09/2018 - 21:55
Blakey
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(Reply to #19895)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Do they need the 28mm size? Because Continental makes all their major tires, including the Gatorskin and the GP4K, in 650x25. If the high quality, reasonable price, and convenience of Continental is too much, and you need a more special snowflake tire than that, well you're probably a R&E customer.

I recall Terry had a 28mm tyre made for her frames which weren't the normal tribikes/tinyracebikes. A friend bought a litespeed 650C which was great for looking 'normal' but tyres and tubes were enough of a pain that she ditched it for a spez 700C.

Given 26" had enough slick narrow options then and now (but maybe not as many lighter/narrower rims?), and 650B is a thing now with low 30mm options, there's no real excuse to be building a bike around 650C. I don't know what tokyobike were thinking, maybe they drank the R&E koolaid?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:11
JUGE FREDD
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the Terry and Serfas tires were also barely 25mm in real life

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

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:03
Blakey
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(Reply to #19897)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
the Terry and Serfas tires were also barely 25mm in real life

that I didn't know. even less reason for a 650C bike.

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:17
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #19898)

emor wrote:
The endless parade of terrible Q bikes just ain’t the same

QFT. Where else can I see a human centipede tandem?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:51
kmcdon
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Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:48
NOVELTYNAME
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Cat 6

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:08

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