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

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Rusty Piton
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To be fair, it does look considerably better than the original despite not being very good.

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

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:01
liquify
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That's what I was thinking^

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:18
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #13153)

emor wrote:
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?

Maybe so there’s room for the dick caliper to slide back and forth?

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:49
JUGE FREDD
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it's so it looks tukt

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

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:22
Shortpants
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practical, no. I talked with Jim about it but apparently they already went into full production.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:44
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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 22:12
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #13157)

. wrote:

Took a minute. Wow.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:55
Face
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^ what am I missing?

Mr. Pubes wrote:
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Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:46
JUGE FREDD
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has like 5mm of travel in the softtail

and in the front brake housing too

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

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:53
johnasavoia
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I love that its a tiny ass shock and not an elastomer or something. So close to the perfect everybody bike, yet so far away.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:59
Endpoint
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I love KHS’s willingness to get weird. Even when the results are somewhat smiley

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:34
Todd
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My 67 year old dad would be all about that.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:08
jamesacklin
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Seems like some companies design bikes for people that don't actually like bikes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:50
drwelby
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I wonder how much tire clearance it has? If I still worked in a shop and could EP it, I'd throw drops on the XL.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:53
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #13165)

JUGE FREDD wrote:

and in the front brake housing too

I'm not sure what I'm looking at with this part...

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:04
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #13166)

Whippin Skidz wrote:
JUGE FREDD wrote:

and in the front brake housing too

I'm not sure what I'm looking at with this part...

it's got a thing to limit your braking force so you can't go otb. KHS website calls it an "ABS System"

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:21
NOVELTYNAME
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Holy shit

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:50
eric_ssucks
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Should totally have bought one of their urban xpress mixtes from citybikes when they were closing the 9th ave store. still kicking myself for that one. would have been a great DNGAF beater for less than $400.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:55
joy of vaping
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new lauf fork is slightly less ugly than old one, still weird:

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:05
mdilthey
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Uh oh, I think I like it now...

26/M/41t N/W

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:16
cousinmosquito
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(Reply to #13171)

Agree, somehow is way less offensive. I had one for a day. Still not sure what I think.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:27
euclid
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They just made the weird part black so it blends in.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:35
jeffro
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I had a KHS softail mtb in the early oughts. Can't really judge it fairly, as it was profoundly out of alignment from the jump. It hated turning almost as much as it hated going straight. About 10mm of travel, just an undamped steel spring in it.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:17
liquify
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I had one, too! But I can't really judge much about it as I didn't really know much. Midwest mtb. Was as nice as my 96 stumpy m2 frame, and looked prettier.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:31
shane.rrr
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I kind of like the lauf. Except that fucking price.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:42
Rusty Piton
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I saw a Lauf fork in person for the first time at the trailhead last weekend.
It was on a carbon hardtail the brand of which I'd never heard and can't recall.
It was hanging on the back of a BMW SUV with a ~65 year old greyhair sitting in the driver's seat burning gas.

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

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:56
jamesacklin
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I've seen the previous Laufs around, mostly ridden by the same BMW X5 greyhair demographic. They look... fine. It'll be a hipster fetish object in 15 years

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:01
Orc
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(Reply to #13178)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
ORC! Following the modifications, my rack is still going strong! Are you interested in modifying an old steel Trek?

Probably; talk to me about it!

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:47
Bahamontes
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When the Lauf dudes came by the shop with their Lauf bikes (they were wicked Icelandic; I asked them about hot dogs, Max) I rode one around the block and through the park. It was super rad, and felt like the Lefty Oliver is supposed to, atmo.

When I rode one on a buddy's regular ass Crux, it felt like garbage. Curious as to what they do to the geo (beyond truly awful descriptions) to compensate for the fork.

https://shop.laufforks.com/product/lauf-true-grit-race-edition/#choose-color

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:00
kmcdon
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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:52
Rusty Piton
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Fucking lollin at this!

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

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:24
kmcdon
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I don't see the proble----

OH

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:33
ShartAttack
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Eagle eyes Rusty here lol

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:44
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I’m sure it’s just a RockBros for your Wintage Townie.

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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:52
bward1028

I bought this one. Bell for Bike, Pioneeryao Bike Bicycle Bell for Road Bike Mountain Bike BMX Bikes (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072FH23MQ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:28
kmcdon
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(Reply to #13186)

bward1028 wrote:
I bought this one. Bell for Bike, Pioneeryao Bike Bicycle Bell for Road Bike Mountain Bike BMX Bikes (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072FH23MQ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

they seem to install slightly nicer than the imrider one

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:30
that guy
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(Reply to #13187)

Bahamontes wrote:
(they were wicked Icelandic; I asked them about hot dogs, Max)

There's a hot dog stand in Reykjavik that's famous or something. Dunno. It was good.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:44
NOVELTYNAME
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Yeah I ate one of those too

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:45

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