Badass MoFo bike O' the day.

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Rusty Piton
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SteveSentMe wrote:


teehee

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

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 21:28
spacehippo

bahahahah

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 22:47
frankstoneline
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SteveSentMe wrote:
k.ODOMA wrote:
The only thing that Softride needs is those balls that people hang from their trucks.

Those are illegal in some states.

I wish flame decals were too.

Fer realz?
I have a set that are neon yellow that I occasionally chain to the least manly of my friends cars with a padlock and chain. After a couple days of humiliation I unchain em and reclaim the balls for reuse later.

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 00:05
ben
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frankstoneline wrote:
Fer realz?
I have a set that are neon yellow that I occasionally chain to the least manly of my friends cars with a padlock and chain. After a couple days of humiliation I unchain em and reclaim the balls for reuse later.

$60 fine in Florida.

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:15
lattanzio

metaljim wrote:
SteveSentMe wrote:

I REALLLY wish this wasn't $1000.

is it bad that the first thing i thought of when i saw this bike was those cheap atlas (or something like that) frames they sell on amazon with the curvy tubes? i think so.

alpha maybe? alphas geometry has traumatized me as well.

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 13:29
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Tue, 05/20/2008 - 14:01
ArtBlur
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Tue, 05/20/2008 - 15:00
ArtBlur
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Tue, 05/20/2008 - 15:07
ArtBlur
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tarck?

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 15:10
ArtBlur
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siamese twins?

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 15:12
Elderbear
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That is amazing... it's like a freakin' paddleboat on wheels.

johnnyraja wrote:
This is the most pointless conversation ever had on a forum entirely devoted to pointless conversation.

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 16:26
Nicholias

Elderberry wrote:
That is amazing... it's like a freakin' paddleboat on wheels.

Yeah, but can you get a good BJ from your girl while riding it? Paddle boat: 1, two seater bike: 0.

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 16:43
Whippin Skidz
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lattanzio wrote:

alpha maybe? alphas geometry has traumatized me as well.

yes, alpha. ugh, i shudder at the thought.

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 16:56
Petr5
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Tue, 05/20/2008 - 23:21
Wintage Townie
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mander wrote:
It sure is, but I think it needs deep aero rims. As is it looks like it's wearing a shirt but no pants.

If I had to guess, I'd say those were the "training wheels." And even those have Dugast tubbies on them.

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.

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 07:28
Wintage Townie
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Zombie Carl wrote:

If I'm ever rich or fast enough to warrant a custom frame, it's going to be a Yamaguchi.

...sans riser bars.

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.

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 07:32
Rusty Piton
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What's up with that guy's fork?!?!

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

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 10:15
ben
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Rusty Piton wrote:
What's up with that guy's fork?!?!

http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/stayers.html

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 10:18
Rusty Piton
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Man, I loves me a fade

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

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 12:19
Wintage Townie
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One of my favorites, a Steve Rex from Velospace.

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.

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 12:34
Whippin Skidz
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smiley

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 15:00
Rusty Piton
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atonement

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

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 17:58
k.ODOMA
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Thu, 05/22/2008 - 13:19
Wintage Townie
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Rusty Piton wrote:

atonement

More like it.

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, 05/22/2008 - 13:34
k.ODOMA
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Rusty Piton wrote:

atonement

Who makes that front rack?

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 13:52
johnnyraja
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lattanzio wrote:
metaljim wrote:
SteveSentMe wrote:

I REALLLY wish this wasn't $1000.

is it bad that the first thing i thought of when i saw this bike was those cheap atlas (or something like that) frames they sell on amazon with the curvy tubes? i think so.

alpha maybe? alphas geometry has traumatized me as well.

Just nix that curvy downtube and you might be in business.

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 15:00
Wintage Townie
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k.ODOMA wrote:
Who makes that front rack?

I don't know for sure, but I'd guess it was made by the bike maker himself (Mike at ANT). I believe that most of his bikes are full-custom jobs, or nearly so. His racks are only available on ANT bikes, they're not sold separately.

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, 05/22/2008 - 15:19
Larry Winget
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Here are a few to chew on

Parlee

Ira Ryan

Miyata

Bilenky

Mercian

Mercian (again)

Hetchins

Hetchins (again)

Della Santa

Kogswell

...and this ought to keep you busy for a while

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Fri, 05/23/2008 - 21:33
Larry Winget
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Here's another boner-riffic link if you dig British bikes. There are some niiiice guitars and amps too if you're into that.

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Fri, 05/23/2008 - 21:53
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peedtm wrote:

Those motorpacers look incredible. If I saw a gang of those guys mobbin' the streets I would shit my pants a number of times. smiley smiley smiley

Sat, 05/24/2008 - 01:33
TimArchyLime
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There used to be motorpaced crits and road races. shit must have been awesome.
The road races were like 400km or more at 50 k/h+.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sat, 05/24/2008 - 04:17
Anonymous (not verified)

jgarcia186 wrote:
peedtm wrote:

Flippin n00b put the front disc on Backwerdz. jeeeez

edit: Well maybe not, but seems like the graphics should match...im a newb

and he welded the stem to the top of the fork blade. what a dumb farck.

Mon, 05/26/2008 - 02:46
Larry Winget
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onetwentyeight's Frejus

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Mon, 05/26/2008 - 15:24
anomaly

SteveSentMe wrote:

I REALLLY wish this wasn't $1000.

I'm very surprised that didn't sell for the the 999 + shipping. I was tempted but couldn't find anything on the frame maker.

Mon, 05/26/2008 - 15:52
VT regularbike
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I love the pink miyata mixte. And are the motor pacing guys running with backwards front forks? Looks really strange. I guess it would make the bike really want to stay going in a straight line is that why they do it?

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Mon, 05/26/2008 - 22:29
bward1028

to get closer to the motor bike, i think

Mon, 05/26/2008 - 22:31
ben
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VT was right -- to keep the bike more stable.

Mon, 05/26/2008 - 23:29
Cliffbear
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bryanhayn wrote:
jgarcia186 wrote:
peedtm wrote:

Flippin n00b put the front disc on Backwerdz. jeeeez

edit: Well maybe not, but seems like the graphics should match...im a newb

and he welded the stem to the top of the fork blade. what a dumb farck.

NOT BARSPINNABLE.

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 00:19
Petr5
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It's no more stable than a bike with a decent amount of trail. It's to get closer and also if they bump the roller on the back of the motorbike, it flexes more.

If you look at the drawing [above], you can visualize that a smaller wheel means less trail, a steeper head angle also means less trail, but the reverse fork increases trail to compensate. A stayer bike may have a little more trail than the average track bike, but not an excessive amount.

Another reason to have the fork reversed is that occasionally the rider will bump the roller on the back of the motorcycle. If he does the roller will spin and the fork will flex easier in the direction it is raked or bent, thus absorbing these slight bumps.
http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/stayers.html

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 00:21
ArtBlur
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i want a hetchins. :(

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 11:08
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Wed, 05/28/2008 - 17:44
ben
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and phil hubs are supposedly big?

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 17:48
jitensha!

no, just heavy.

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 18:11
guysshoe
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but hub weight doesn't affect rotational weight

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 18:20
broseph

haha chub hub.

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 19:26
snails

artblur wrote:
an 80's Hillman... from Fixed Gear Gallery (personally, i'd loose the bottle holder):

OH DAMN.............. hot

what are those front brakes?

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 23:53
disturbedfan666

smiley

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 23:57
VT regularbike
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yup the most hideous front brake ever.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 23:59
disturbedfan666

hahahahahah

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 02:25
bward1028

campy deltas, lots of money, little stopping power

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 08:23

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