The Tarck as Fuck Bikes Thread

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wickedwagon
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(Reply to #4601)

jamesacklin wrote:
HT: trash beer is good

Fyi, 40s will fit in looney bin bottle cages

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 22:19
circuithero
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But preferably not on the seat tube. Don't ask me how I know.

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 22:58
bward1028

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:14
Rusty Piton
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Woah

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

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:20
NOVELTYNAME
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O shit

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:46
jamesacklin
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Are those paw prints?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:21
bward1028
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:55
kmcdon
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(Reply to #4608)

euclid wrote:
Absolutely so in a canoe. It’s just more work.

Last time I canoed with sup, she took a nap in the bottom while I paddled.

LB and I used to be huge canoepeople when we lived on the east coast. We used to do all kinds of canoe camping trips, and 90% of the time the canoe would flip over. We learned real quick to tie every bit of our crap into the boat.

In fact, this picture is from Saranac Lake. It's the only camping trip I can remember us doing where we actually didn't flip the boat. Thank dog we didn't flip that time because it would have been the most catastrophic time to flip.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:11
eric_ssucks
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Maybe I'd did canoeing wrong, but we only flipped when we tried.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:16
kmcdon
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For us it was usually a lack of communication when going into turns or rapids, paddling against each other, combined with the weight of all the camping gear.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:25
fixed
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yeah that's impressive...i've never flipped without trying either.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:26
Face
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I have never flipped a canoe.

I've never been in a canoe.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
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Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:35
joy of vaping
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I went on a bunch of canoe camping trips back when I was a boy scout and we always packed our stuff in one or two huge dry bags and tied those to the boat. Last time I went canoeing though, was with my research group on creek with a few areas of class I rapids -- and people were flipping over constantly (including my advisor, who forgot to tie anything to the boat).

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:47
jeffro
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My high school had a pool and a lunatic gym class teacher. The canoe unit was all about flipping them. The snorkeling unit was frogman shit. That guy was intense.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:11
aek
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Flipping a canoe full of camping gear either not tied or dry bagged or both sounds a lot like how this dude kayaking from Oz to NZ.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_McAuley

Quote:
However, when the capsule was pivoted to its stowing position behind the cockpit, it made it impossible to kayak roll due to being filled with water like a bucket. Therefore, whenever he capsized, he had to swim out of the kayak, push it upright and perform full self-rescue.

That is to say, kinda dumb.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:27
Perlhammered
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(Reply to #4616)

jeffro wrote:
My high school had a pool and a lunatic gym class teacher. The canoe unit was all about flipping them. The snorkeling unit was frogman shit. That guy was intense.

That sounds like a gym class I would've enjoyed going to

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:02
Shortpants
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I have definitely flipped a fully loaded camping canoe. It is not fun. What is fun is watching your friends flip their fully loaded camping canoe as you stand on shore having just arrived at the site. I miss canoe camping.

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:15
newellbt

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:09
shane.rrr
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Is that yours?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:39
jamesacklin
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I'm in a Slack group with the owner of that bike. I take exception to the untrimmed fender stays but agree with it as a whole

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:16
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I can find no fault with that bicycle.

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, 01/12/2018 - 11:18
jamesacklin
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Yeah it's good as hell. What's our policy on inviting people?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:23
Perlhammered
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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:36
fixed
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there is one fault with that bicycle which is the "shut up legs" sticker on the front fender

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:06
ThurberMingus
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Agree 100%. Other than that I think that’s one of my all time favorite bikes. I will own a dynamo fixie in my life.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:47
spaghetti
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big fan of the mercier nano, iirc jimmy had a brother of that
still always on my own mercier nano hunt
if you see any listings, send em my way

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:54
Andrew_Squirrel
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The secula is way too high on the fender but it fits the aesthetic so whatever

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:59
Face
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I don't like either of those bikes.

I would ride both of them.

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, 01/12/2018 - 15:06
fixed
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i dream about a dynamo fixie. it would be my optimal commuter. need that.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:23
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #4630)

fixed wrote:
i dream about a dynamo fixie. it would be my optimal commuter. need that.

650b fixed gear porteur

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:39
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #4631)

spaghetti wrote:
big fan of the mercier nano, iirc jimmy had a brother of that

that one IS jimmy's

with the absurd rerolled fenders

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

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:48
Sneaky Viking
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(Reply to #4632)

spaghetti wrote:
big fan of the mercier nano, iirc jimmy had a brother of that
still always on my own mercier nano hunt
if you see any listings, send em my way

Not sure how fixated you are on a Nanoi, but Trashbar has these Fujis for $175
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product2_10053_10052_7000000000000014756_-1

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

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:01
jeffro
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(Reply to #4633)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
spaghetti wrote:
big fan of the mercier nano, iirc jimmy had a brother of that

that one IS jimmy's

with the absurd rerolled fenders

Those fenders are amazing, like something on a concept vehicle.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:14
chazzwazzer
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I’m trying to think of something cool that could be done to that Fuji with the bottom bracket in the top tube. Maybe like Fred’s Swift of Theseus.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:52
eric_ssucks
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That bike was weird to ride.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:10
joy of vaping
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(Reply to #4636)

fixed wrote:
i dream about a dynamo fixie. it would be my optimal commuter. need that.

i've done this a few times. fixed pompino with basket + eyc was the longest lived. old fgfs frame with pott's mod light wire was the most fun.

this set up was just for a little bit:

but then i went back to brklz with risers bc yolo

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:59
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #4637)

chazzwazzer wrote:
I’m trying to think of something cool that could be done to that Fuji with the bottom bracket in the top tube. Maybe like Fred’s Swift of Theseus.

a no-weld children's tallbike!

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

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:03
Shortpants
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what is up with that fuji and the top tube?

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:54
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #4639)

eric_ssucks wrote:
That bike was weird to ride.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:34
jimmythefly
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It's low-trail and without a front load is a bit squirrely, especially with the short wheelbase and rearward weight bias. Even with a full bundle of firewood on the rack it's no problem to pop a wheelie. But otherwise it's a blast and I really like it. Had an orange one, sold it. Bought the black one, sold it, then re-bought it back.

I shortened the fenders shortly after that pic above. It was fun to ride that way, but changing a flat would have been very annoying. Though I probably would have ripped it off catching a curb before then.

This is from a couple of weeks ago, scouting a new commute route.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:58
Shortpants
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oh did you and Fred have a tarckup with his new commuter car?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:42

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