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

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NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #13101)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Well if you click the link, she works for SRAM/Zipp.

Yeah but it’s a surly

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:35
Goddamnit Gunther
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I love that purple so much

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 18:06
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #13103)

Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
I love that purple so much

When we ordered my ex's Straggler, I didn't know there was a black one and the shop guy ordered that one without double checking. When I found out, I asked her if she was okay with black instead of the sweet sparkly purple. She said she wanted black after all.

Should have known then how it would all go down

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 23:24
cheese
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(Reply to #13104)

Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
I love that purple so much

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:08
mdilthey
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Now that's a cross-check!

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:21
Nishiki
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They're starting to fix the logos and colors
If bikesdirect runs out of ergo bars and then hires one traitor bike snob, cycling industry will be eaten alive

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 23:08
Tail Hook Lengthener
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That logo should be 1/4 of its current size and prominence.

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, 11/30/2017 - 23:25
Shortpants
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wow those shifters are fucking ugly.

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:10
Goddamnit Gunther
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I honestly really like the way the Easter island sramshters look, but they gotta be on the right bars

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:32
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #13110)

Shortpants wrote:
wow those ergos are fucking ugly.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:36
mdilthey
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(Reply to #13111)

Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
I honestly really like the way the Easter island sramshters look, but they gotta be on the right bars

Ditto, they really do it for me. Almost enough to stop using BB7's.

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 02:16
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #13112)

mdilthey wrote:
Goddamnit Gunther wrote:
I honestly really like the way the Easter island sramshters look, but they gotta be on the right bars

Ditto, they really do it for me. Almost enough to stop using BB7's.

i dont think i can ever like them. i even prefer the engorged shimano ones.
whats the best bar for the easter islanders?

More wonderful than you can believe it

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 02:51
Endpoint
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Anything short reach like a Salsa Cowbell. Long hoods are long.

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:29
liquify
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fat hunters gonna fat hunt

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00
Rentable Faxmachine
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I put a lot of miles on those Easter Island jawns, and went back to mechanicals for the improved comfort/ergonomics.

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:11
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #13116)

boringerassholer wrote:

fat hunters gonna fat hunt

wtf, just get a moto at this point

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:27
mdilthey
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They did!

26/M/41t N/W

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:22
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #13118)

mdilthey wrote:
They did!

QFT

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:34
drwelby
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Magnetically engaged freewheel pawls:

https://project321.com/new-drive-system/

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 09:58
Andrew_Squirrel
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I love that you can choose loud or quiet pawls

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 15:04
newellbt

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:41
joy of vaping
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that looks like an orc bike -- is it?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:03
balooon
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(Reply to #13123)

joy of vaping wrote:
that looks like an orc bike -- is it?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tysasi/27042712709/

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:59
Viggen
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Mutant stem, triple triangle and Berthoud saddle.

Holy trinity of Orc-biek confirmed.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:51
Tail Hook Lengthener
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TC: I've thought about taking an old steel frame down to Orc to have a few things done.

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, 12/04/2017 - 11:53
newellbt
(Reply to #13126)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
TC: I've thought about taking an old steel frame down to Orc to have a few things done.

act fast:

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:30
Goddamnit Gunther
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Fucking monsters

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:32
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Oh dang!

Maybe he'll do it under-the-table.

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, 12/04/2017 - 12:40
Whippin Skidz
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Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:41
mdilthey
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TC: I am super fucking in to every Crust I see, but I already have a Surly Crust/Pugsley.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:12
lukasz
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(Reply to #13131)

Whippin Skidz wrote:

Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

ya get over it. they make what we want. every insta-bike-nerd from the crust/ultraromance krewe ive met has been cool as hell.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:28
mdilthey
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I based basically all of my bike setup choices of the past two years on this thing:

And more recently this, my other favorite bike:

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:40
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #13133)

Whippin Skidz wrote:

Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

You want a 90s Stumpjumper.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:45
lukasz
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stumpys have surprisingly little tire clearance and no discs.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:00
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #13135)

jamesacklin wrote:
Whippin Skidz wrote:

Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

You want a 90s Stumpjumper.

Been there, done that, with nearly every Specialized model from the late 80s on. I've had more deadender MTBs than anything else. This one was my favorite though.

Would like wetdicks and more tire options this time around.

edit: WHO THE FUCK CHANGED THE WORDFILTER WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:15
Orc
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(Reply to #13136)

Send me mail and we'll work something out. Until I can clean my modern programming language skills I'll have some free time.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:50
lukasz
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I still need to hit you up about that repair. It'll be months/years until I actually DIY it!

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:02
Tail Hook Lengthener
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ORC! Following the modifications, my rack is still going strong! Are you interested in modifying an old steel Trek?

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, 12/04/2017 - 18:08
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #13139)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
re you interested in modifying an old steel Trek?

What kind of mods

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:15
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Does Mig have a MIG?

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, 12/04/2017 - 18:18
Sneaky Viking
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(Reply to #13141)

Whippin Skidz wrote:
jamesacklin wrote:
Whippin Skidz wrote:

Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

You want a 90s Stumpjumper.

Been there, done that, with nearly every Specialized model from the late 80s on. I've had more deadender MTBs than anything else. This one was my favorite though.

Would like wetdicks and more tire options this time around.

edit: WHO THE FUCK CHANGED THE WORDFILTER WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING

You get the VO thing when you don't care about being cool?

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

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:23
thurston
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(Reply to #13142)

joy of vaping wrote:
boringerassholer wrote:

fat hunters gonna fat hunt

wtf, just get a moto at this point

Don't shame, anyone who wants to haul 200+ lbs of elk or deer meat on a bicycle has my respect.

Rusty Piton wrote:
The only thing I hate more than ukulele covers are fucking acapella covers

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:54
mdilthey
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We were joking on the group ride that every QBP employee currently rides a Cogburn because they couldn't sell them.

26/M/41t N/W

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:11
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #13144)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
Whippin Skidz wrote:
jamesacklin wrote:
Whippin Skidz wrote:

Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

You want a 90s Stumpjumper.

Been there, done that, with nearly every Specialized model from the late 80s on. I've had more deadender MTBs than anything else. This one was my favorite though.

Would like wetdicks and more tire options this time around.

edit: WHO THE FUCK CHANGED THE WORDFILTER WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING

You get the VO thing when you don't care about being cool?

Kinda thought about it, but wasn't into it enough before it sold out.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:47
kmcdon
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(Reply to #13145)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
Whippin Skidz wrote:
jamesacklin wrote:
Whippin Skidz wrote:

Theoretically this is what I'd like in a bike. In reality I have no real interest in lugs or instavibes. Or cable dicks.
Probably fun to ride though.

You want a 90s Stumpjumper.

Been there, done that, with nearly every Specialized model from the late 80s on. I've had more deadender MTBs than anything else. This one was my favorite though.

Would like wetdicks and more tire options this time around.

edit: WHO THE FUCK CHANGED THE WORDFILTER WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING

You get the VO thing when you don't care about being cool?

That looks like a pretty legit partywagon.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:16
Goddamnit Gunther
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Yea would that VO

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:56
emor
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(Reply to #13147)

mdilthey wrote:
We were joking on the group ride that every QBP employee currently rides a Cogburn because they couldn't sell them.

I saw two obvious QBP employees on matching cogburn bikes over the summer. And one other guy with one who didn't really look like a bicycle kind of guy, which probably meant he or perhaps his son works for surly.

"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, 12/05/2017 - 00:57
kmcdon
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Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:10
jamesacklin
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I appreciate their commitment to doubling down on being as stupid as possible

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:08
emor
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Is there any practical reason they doesn’t change the angle of the seat stay so it hits the dropout where that sad little fender eyelet is?

"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, 12/05/2017 - 20:45

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