AB's "Not Sure" & "Average" & "huh?" thread

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chazzwazzer
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Hang down holder

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 17:51
NOVELTYNAME
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I want to believe

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 18:20
Rusty Piton
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I’m so mad that’s not real.

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

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:25
joy of vaping
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folks, someone on reddit beat us to it -- wtb horizons on a fixed gear:

(not the dream low trail trackdonneur though)

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:40
thurston
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that bike would be so much fun with a coaster brake.

Rusty Piton wrote:
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Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:55
newellbt
(Reply to #12956)

thurston wrote:
that bike would be so much fun with a coaster brake.

agreed, paired with some flat pedals that is

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:26
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #12957)

joy of vaping wrote:
folks, someone on reddit beat us to it -- wtb horizons on a fixed gear:

(not the dream low trail trackdonneur though)

Would. (with a front disc)

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:35
NOVELTYNAME
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Dudes i had the 650bx38 low trail coaster porteur
It was wonderful
But I wanted more

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 17:03
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #12959)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Dudes i had the 650bx38 low trail coaster porteur
It was wonderful
But I wanted more

Do you not have that thing anymore?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 18:09
NOVELTYNAME
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S-1 with the caad650b

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:34
johnasavoia
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Did you post the 650 caad? or is it still in ditherland?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:51
NOVELTYNAME
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It’s on my insta, tumblr, and in my mftfm thread. Pretty sure you liked and it commented on it. Cross fork, neonfade stem, metrea group

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:11
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #12963)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
It’s on my insta, tumblr, and in my mftfm thread. Pretty sure you liked and it commented on it. Cross fork, neonfade stem, metrea group

oh yeah, that things boss. how'd i forget

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:13
liquify
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Everyone forgets because he doesn't really post pics of his bike.

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 21:34
JUGE FREDD
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maybe he's malcompetent?

I think we need a workflow for him to link to pictures using only iOS apps

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Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:12
Tail Hook Lengthener
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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, 11/02/2017 - 19:29
ergott
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Hmmm indeed.

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.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:37
Andrew_Squirrel
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WUT
Description for rim with inner width of 21mm

Quote:
Designed as an adventure/gravel rim, it is wide enough for 2.5” tires but perfectly at home with a 28c.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:42
Tail Hook Lengthener
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The Wanderlust initially looks like what I want with 24h, but then they go and derp it up with 21mm internal width. And that's their widest aluminum rim.

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, 11/02/2017 - 20:03
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #12970)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
WUT
Description for rim with inner width of 21mm

Quote:
Designed as an adventure/gravel rim, it is wide enough for 2.5” tires but perfectly at home with a 28c.

that's a perfectly accurate description tho https://astralcycling.com/collections/dirt-rims/products/wanderlust

wide enough to work reasonably with real MTB tires, but not so wide that normal road tires get fucked

this looks like a nice Velocity-killer for tandem/polo/etc https://astralcycling.com/products/leviathan

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Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:21
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I don't disagree about the description of the Wanderlust, I just don't know if that's a rim anyone actually needs. Probably best for disc brake cyclocross 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.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:43
Endpoint
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Real talk: You don’t NEED more than i21 unless you’re running 2.3 or bigger. For 35-48mm tires this is fine. Wider just means probably heavier for yoloroad/dithering. Shartmo.

If that cross section drawing is accurate I would hesitate to put a 28mm tire on there. That anti-burp ridge looks tall enough to be fussy when trying to remove a high pressure tubeless tire and it’s less forgiving bead. It looks a whole lot like an American Classic or I9 CXul/trail rim which are serious no-gos with true road tubeless beads. Maybe they tested it... maybe they didn’t.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 23:54
motorbacon
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What Braden said.

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 02:46
liquify
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If you are jonesing to get a bag to match your Jones bars, local people are on it. And you can get overwhelmed by color choices https://instagram.com/p/BbCeJ3hAYmZ/

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:02
joy of vaping
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Those jones bar bags should have clear tops in them for maps or phones, like rando bags

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:06
liquify
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Fri, 11/03/2017 - 17:24
Rusty Piton
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Oh man now I want that and a jones bar for my wolverine!

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

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 19:56
jawn doe
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what does that do that a KOM doesn't? MUSA?

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 22:12
Tail Hook Lengthener
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(Reply to #12979)

jawn doe wrote:
what does that do that a KOM doesn't? MUSA?

I guess that's my point.

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, 11/03/2017 - 22:59
jamesacklin
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Those Nittany bags are nice. Am planning on ordering a fanny pack. The blue patch logo hits me somewhere really nice

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:02
joy of vaping
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Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:06
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Nitto is really sleeping on this. If they made a Technomic or Pearl 31.8 quill stem, especially in collaboration with Compass or the like, they would clean up.

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.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:24
NOVELTYNAME
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Totally agree
It’s as if we haven’t been asking for this for years

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:29
eric_ssucks
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Yeah, but then what stem would you use with their 26.0 bars?

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:36
NOVELTYNAME
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Compass only has 25.4 and 31.8 iirc

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:26
lukasz
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I think VO is putting one out

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:48
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Several people make them, but they all have nasty, bolt-on faceplates.

I was saying that Nitto could probably make a fortune if they made an elegant 31.8 quill stem.

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, 11/07/2017 - 09:57
lukasz
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you ain't kidding

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:05
Sneaky Viking
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this is some aesthetic fuckery. why wouldn't you want a bolt on faceplate?

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

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:19
Tail Hook Lengthener
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It's technically superior, but we are talking about people who want modern bikes to come with quill stems AND 31.8 handlebars.

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, 11/07/2017 - 11:51
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #12991)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
It's technically superior, but we are talking about people who want modern bikes to come with quill stems AND 31.8 handlebars.

I think I’m more like
“I want to use my sweet 1988 paramount frame and I want to have a bar shape that is both pleasurable to use and easily acquired”

Because sometimes it’s difficult to find a 25.4 or 26.0 bar in a nice shape

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:54
Face
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I think a salsa copy in 31.8 would look less fucky.

Still completely dumb, but less fucky looking.

I've got one in 25.4 and it looks great, for a quill stem.

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Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:24
jamesacklin
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Compass won't make that stem because >31.8 is flexier and thus planes better and is superior

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:15
cheese
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(Reply to #12994)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
It's technically superior, but we are talking about people who want modern bikes to come with quill stems AND 31.8 handlebars.

I think I’m more like
“I want to use my sweet 1988 paramount frame and I want to have a bar shape that is both pleasurable to use and easily acquired”

Because sometimes it’s difficult to find a 25.4 or 26.0 bar in a nice shape

yes, and an open clamp 31.8 quill that's even moderately not horrible is nicer looking than a threadless adapter. that VO looks fine; a Salsa copy or something profiled like a Grammo would be better.

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:29
jamesacklin
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Following the link for that Caletti stem, though:

Whew boy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:00
Davidk
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https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=83366

This seems reasonable. Not overly gross or expensive

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:59
jdsmooth
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heirloom quality
shocked they didn't simworks it

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

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:47
jawn doe
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or just buy a GMC denali- the 31.8 quill of tomorrow for today's chopped in half 25.4 handlebars

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 07:50
Goddamnit Gunther
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https://crustbikes.com/products/lightning-bolt-2/

I think crust is doing pretty good

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:26
Face
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I like about 90% of what crust is doing. Which is pretty high, because I don't like anything.

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.

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:47

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