Post pictures of your bike mess *NOT SAFE FOR ARTBLUR*

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cheese wrote:
hey what's that bright bike on top? Have you posted it yet?

imoscardotcom wrote:
actual lols

Also, hella jealous of GARAGELYFE. Fucking NYC.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:54
jeffro
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I'm moving to Ryker's island.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 20:49
Shortpants
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(Reply to #453)

Rusty Piton wrote:

whatever happened to Shawver?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:17
Rusty Piton
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He still exists but he doesn't build bikes for money any more.
https://instagram.com/carlgene/

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

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:39
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Never giving up the sweet fixie dream.

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, 07/22/2015 - 10:45
imoscardotcom
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I was under the assumption he was posting on tarck under one of the many monikers I couldn't keep track of when everyone changed theirs.

why did he leave?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:18
biek

so he rides a cinelli mash histogram now? wow.

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:18
oogens
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yeah, don't know what's up. He was talking about getting the old shawver brand stuff back (domain and email and whatnot), posted some pics of frambuilding tools and materials... then started riding a mash histogram everywhere working as a messbro.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:57
NOVELTYNAME
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feel kinda bad i never got shurple bike

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:11
Shortpants
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Now seeing his bike and bag I'm pretty sure he applied at my company. Not sure what happened to that. But I havent seen him working so not sure who, if anyone, he works for.

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:09
GrandmaJordan
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Doug and I (well, mostly Doug) finally got our bike room sorted:



Needs a few more hooks, and a place to stash our race numbers/medals and stuff, but all in all, I'm pretty stoked. Hell, there's even an attached bathroom with shower, which I think is going to be great come cross season/winter.

Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:09
halbritt
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Wow.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:16
randsome beast
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(Reply to #463)

halbritt wrote:
Wow.

smiley

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:30
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #464)

GrandmaJordan wrote:
attached bathroom with shower

That's awesome

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:56
Rusty Piton
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That's the best.

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

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:25
Whippin Skidz
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I'm really looking forward to moving north and ending up in a house with a basement I can use as my bike/computer/no-wife-allowed room.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 15:22
cheese
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(Reply to #467)

joy of tarcking wrote:
GrandmaJordan wrote:
attached bathroom with shower

That's awesome

Nothing like having a nearby place to wash up without tracking mud and grease all over the house.
Needs this in the shower:

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 15:27
TimArchyLime
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also needs this:

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

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 19:16
GrandmaJordan
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DId you find a picture with Albertan beers on tap on purpose, because bra-VO!

Budweiser is doing amazing things with limes these days. - Coleman Light with Lime

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:53
oogens
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maybe i'm just a weakling, but a chest freezer seems like a huge pain in the ass for holding kegs

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:05
TimArchyLime
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(Reply to #471)

GrandmaJordan wrote:
DId you find a picture with Albertan beers on tap on purpose, because bra-VO!

Yeah...
Totally did that on purpose because you're, like, from there?

Was really looking for a pic of a fridge full of bottles of, um, Albertan beers. But nothing looked right.
If you put some comfy chairs down there, it'd probably take a few hours to make it upstairs after a race. Oh, and a tv with internet access so you can watch that days cross race.

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

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:27
eric_ssucks
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Serious, though there's probably two 1/6 barrels in there.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:27
Face
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(Reply to #473)

oogenssssss wrote:
maybe i'm just a weakling, but a chest freezer seems like a huge pain in the ass for holding kegs

Strength has nothing to do with it. I just don't think you love beer enough.

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.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:29
Face
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Less of a mess now, at least the bike side. The work bench is more of a shit storage shelf right now so no pics...

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.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:29
oogens
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Yo do I spy hd3 action over there?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 02:32
Rusty Piton
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DQ is it ok to hang a full squish from a wall hook by it's rear wheel over a winter where it won't be ridden?
Not a ceiling hook like face but a hook on a vertical wall. It seems like the weight of the bike would inflict bad leverage on a suspension fork, but maybe it would be ok on the rear because the shock is in a different line?

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

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 09:52
randsome beast
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The larger concern might be oil if you leave it sitting in a horizontal position for months

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:54
Face
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Yep, HD3. Just picked it up a month or 2 ago.

Hang it however you want, think about the weight of a bike hanging vs the force exterted on it when you shred the gnar. If it can't hold its own weight, how can it hold yours?

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.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 18:01
VT regularbike
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(Reply to #479)

randsome beast wrote:
The larger concern might be oil if you leave it sitting in a horizontal position for months

you mean veritcal, because if you hang it vertical the oil will end up weeping out since the seal would now be at the bottom. better for it to be horizontal, the next time it gets ridden the oil will get pushed back up and re-wet everything.

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

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 19:30
circuithero
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Or just run like 50ccs too much fluid. Who really adjusts their low speed compression?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 19:38
randsome beast
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No I mean the fork, especially, and shock, partially, would be horizontal if the bike is vertical ;P

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 20:00
VT regularbike
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(Reply to #482)

randsome beast wrote:
No I mean the fork, especially, and shock, partially, would be horizontal if the bike is vertical ;P

yes bike vertical = bouncy bits hoirzontal =bad.

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

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 20:07
Rusty Piton
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So just hang it by hooking the saddle nose over a heat pipe like I did last winter, got it.

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

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 22:36
randsome beast
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We are being a bit melodramatic. That fork and every single one like it get shipped in a box laying flat to a bike company or distro.

Better safe than sorry with a used fork that has used thus questionable seals. So yes, by the seat is for the best.

emor wrote:
RANDO LIFE IS LIFE ON THE EDGE

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 22:49
turpencat
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so what about bikes with their squish mechanisms pretty much parallel to the tt?

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:03
Face
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Hang it upright, hang it vertical, hang it up-side-down, whatever. It will do no damage to the bicycle.

In +15 years I have never had any oil leak from a fork or shock from storing a bike in any way, even some with totally blown out seals. Not that it even matters, if you have shitty seals you'll need to replace them before you ride anyways. Shitty seals let dirt in which is way worse than possibly weeping a tiny amount of oil from having the bike vertical.

The closest thing to damage that can occur is if you squeeze the brake lever with the bike vertical or up-side-down if and only if you have an open master that doesn't purge all air out of the system. Even this will only introduce a tiny air bubble into the lines that will probably work it's way out once the bike is back on the ground. Worst case scenario, you bleed the brakes.

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.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:13
Rusty Piton
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Yeah, mine has that^^ It's probably pretty much parallel to the ground when hung by the saddle nose.

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

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:14
liquify
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Whoa, that is a great stone, Rusty. I don't think I read it when you had posted it the first time.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:28
Rusty Piton
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The forest preserve where I ride is the site of a Manhattan Project nuclear lab. After WWII they bulldozed the buildings, buried the nuclear materials under that stone and planted trees on the whole thing. It wasn't till the 70s that the place was explored again.

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

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:47
Rusty Piton
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Holy shit! I found a picture of the thing being buried there!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=374794302696598&set=gm.774286332632144&type=1
Argonne history: Chicago Pile-3 Demolition by Argonne National Laboratory, on Flickr
And here it is in use!
Argonne history: Chicago Pile-3 Site A by Argonne National Laboratory, on Flickr
The history of the place makes riding there so much more fun!
So many stories must be attached to the bits of cinder block and brick that occasionally stick out of the trail!

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

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:50
joy of vaping
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in college, we'd sneak into the sub basement of the physics building to look at the cyclotron from the manhattan project:

students would tag it, and it then looked like this:

then they started on a new building in that corner of campus, sold the machine for scrap, and turned that room into field office for the construction company: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/nyregion/20atom.html?pagewanted=all

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:25
cheese
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Rusty, that's some serious history. You ever see this guy in the woods?

Sad to see the cyclotron fall into such unceremonious circumstances. I can assure you the contractors did not respect the history of the place.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:30
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #493)

Rusty Piton wrote:
The forest preserve where I ride is the site of a Manhattan Project nuclear lab. After WWII they bulldozed the buildings, buried the nuclear materials under that stone and planted trees on the whole thing. It wasn't till the 70s that the place was explored again.

Relevant to marking decommissioned nuclear sites to future humans to prevent them from digging up or planting crops on top: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/ten-thousand-years/
I loved this part:

Quote:
Bastide and Fabbri came to the conclusion that the most durable thing that humanity has ever made is culture: religion, folklore, belief systems. They may morph over time, but an essential message can get pulled through over millennia. They proposed that we genetically engineer a species of cat that changes color in the presence of radiation, which would be released into the wild to serve as living Geiger counters. Then, we would create folklore and write songs and tell stories about these “ray cats,” the moral being that when you see these cats change colors, run far, far away.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:08
cheese
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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 16:54
Rusty Piton
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I love you nerds.

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

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 18:39
TimArchyLime
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I once assigned my physics class to design a system to warn future generations about hurried nuclear waste. Best ideas were giant pyramid monument things. We discussed the success that real pyramids have had at getting people to not dig there.

There's a cool place in GA that EJ and I went to. Used to be an open air reactor that they used when trying to create a nuclear powered airplane and later just research.
https://youtu.be/Bn6N2iV2_os

And with bad narration, but the dude actually goes inside:
https://youtu.be/wez7SMJtn8o

A park ranger came to talk to us while we were at the enterance to the underground stuff (presumably to make sure we weren't going to do what these guys did). Told us that they pretty regularly pull bodies out of there that people have tried to hide.

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

Mon, 09/07/2015 - 09:43
Shortpants
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I've read a fair bit about the attempts to come up with a system to deter future civilizations from digging in our nuclear waste. It's such an interesting problem. Almost nothing will stop human curiosity, as we well know. I love that the best ideas are those creating a mythos concerning the waste.

In the end none of it will work and whatever civilization is here 10,000 years from now will hopefully be able to handle the wastes of our elementary attempt at controlling matter. We all know 12,000 AD is going to happen but to actually think about the people walking around digging holes at that point is something else entirely. I love it.

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 03:29
Rusty Piton
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Wheelbuilding mess.

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

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 16:08
The RTS
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Spent some time sorting thru some of my parts bins. What can I say - I like the Turbo.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:47
iwillbe
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(Reply to #500)

Straws wrote:
I've read a fair bit about the attempts to come up with a system to deter future civilizations from digging in our nuclear waste. It's such an interesting problem. Almost nothing will stop human curiosity, as we well know. I love that the best ideas are those creating a mythos concerning the waste.

In the end none of it will work and whatever civilization is here 10,000 years from now will hopefully be able to handle the wastes of our elementary attempt at controlling matter. We all know 12,000 AD is going to happen but to actually think about the people walking around digging holes at that point is something else entirely. I love it.

Speculative archaeology! I read an article about this as a kid, it really messed with my sense of history. I knew that the pyramids and Ankgor Wat were old and stuff, but the idea that one day I'd be part of a long-vanished culture blew my mind. If memory serves, the article I read also suggested enormous pyramids covered in massive granite spikes and skulls. Unfortunately, that's the international symbol for "dudes there's totally some badass stuff down here!"

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:32

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