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Old 06-26-20, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
I do like the spare cog hanging from the seat
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Old 06-26-20, 06:42 PM
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At least he will not have to walk home if a chain is broken!
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Old 06-26-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
How is it known that the left pedal is not reverse thread?
Chances of that generic, 130mm metallic orange crank being part of a tandem crankset...

...highly unlkely.

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Old 06-26-20, 07:36 PM
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That just screams "hipster", the spare cogs under the seat (hadn't thought about the relationship to "Truck Nuts",) and that humongous ugly stem, just push the double crankset over the cliff edge.

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Old 06-26-20, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
How is it known that the left pedal is not reverse thread?
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Old 06-26-20, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Chances of that generic, 130mm metallic orange crank being part of a tandem crankset...

...highly unlkely.

-Kurt
I guess the crankset didn't look "generic" to me. It appeared to be purpuse-built (using the word "purpose" VERY loosely...) for this application.

Maybe the "spare" cogs are meant to be used as drink coasters.
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Old 06-27-20, 09:30 AM
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The BMX version are "Clem Twin" cranks. I'm not any good at posting links...hitting the links maybe...but if you do a search it discusses the madness behind the method. Or is it the other way around?
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Old 06-27-20, 12:04 PM
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I thought about a fixed geared bike where the non drive side would have a disc rotor attached to the crank, caliper mounted above the chainstay.

the aesthetic of no caliper brakes with a real brake at the ready.

I think sometime after a builder at a NAHBS Show presented one.
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Old 06-27-20, 01:46 PM
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Old 06-27-20, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Chances of that generic, 130mm metallic orange crank being part of a tandem crankset...

...highly unlkely.

-Kurt
Actually, I stand corrected. But for a reason no one has pointed out yet.



It's the shape of the pedal on the left side. It's a typical right-side pedal. So indeed, it's probably (or at least it should be) loctite-ed in.

Which means, if this thing is intended for any sort of quantity production, what becomes of all the left arms and left pedals not used? Oh I know -- build up a bunch of bikes with two left arms/pedals, and no chain, so no power at all. You just put it on a stand and spin with no resistance. Isn't any stoopider than the original idea......
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Old 06-27-20, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Oh I know -- build up a bunch of bikes with two left arms/pedals, and no chain.
Bluetooth drivetrain.

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Old 06-29-20, 11:34 AM
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so how does it go around corners without a differential?
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Old 06-29-20, 11:37 AM
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So much crying! "Oh no the stem hurts my eyes, the spare cogs I don't like them!"
This bike is amazing. Totally not my thing, totally weird, visually rude, and y'know what? It's functional, unapologetic and a wildly enthusiastic expression of the owner's/maker's vision.
Plus those 'truck nuts' let you change gears without dragging along a whole extra wheel.

On the other hand, I can confirm the description of hipsters is exactly accurate.
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Old 06-29-20, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tgenec86 View Post
Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being insensitive?
That's just American beer in general. Not just craft beer.

It's a weird bike but except for the stem looks well put together for as much as that is possible.
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Old 06-29-20, 02:25 PM
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Somebody made themselves a grownup sized BMX bike. That's a BMX stem; it's on purpose.
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Old 06-29-20, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
That's just American beer in general. Not just craft beer.
Not true! We also have many terrible IPAs.
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Old 06-29-20, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by theDirtyLemon View Post
Not true! We also have many terrible IPAs.
I hate IPAs, keep me on the doubles, triples, quadruples and sours please.

Though I do have fond memories of a certain Asheville sour
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Old 06-29-20, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by easyupbug View Post
as does Spaghetti Legs having a nice Tommasini on C&V Sales here for a good price trying to keep it off ebay or CL to avoid hipster fixie hell.
Oh no, did I miss the Tommasini? I didn't see it there...
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Old 06-29-20, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
I hate IPAs, keep me on the doubles...
Have you ever tried a double IPA? If travel ever opens back up, you're welcome in Boston anytime, we can go braze some metal things together and I'll give you a can of Heady Topper.

I didn't like IPAs either, until I tried a double IPA. Rather not like this double-drivetrain thing. Waste of good tandem parts. I mean regardless of their original BMX purpose, those cranks would look ok on a tandem. Put one of those nice short cranks on the back to make your inexperienced stoker spin a higher cadence.

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Old 06-29-20, 04:38 PM
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As someone who drinks craft beer, has a beard, wears skinny jeans, and owns many flannel shirts, I must say: I hate this. I think I might hate that BMX style stem the most though.
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Old 06-29-20, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
All of those parts may have their place somewhere, but this combination is rather unsuccessful.
I think the combo is quite successful. Most of those parts would look just a little bad by themselves/
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Those wiggly bars are hideous too.
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Old 06-29-20, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I'm not about to throw stereotypes at someone over a bike - but I will point out that the owner has put the bike equivalent of truck nuts on the back of the saddle, and that's sinworthy.

-Kurt
Maybe he's gonna go pop the question to his biker lady.
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Old 06-29-20, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by alanf View Post
Maybe he's gonna go pop the question to his biker lady.
How do we know they're a he?

The owner may even be an unopened box of Dia-Compe SS-5 brake levers. After all, that thread was ballsy enough to warrant truck-nut-saddle-cog-thingamabobbles.

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Old 06-29-20, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
How do we know they're a he?
-Kurt
This is the thing... No one has the kahunas to talk about the owner other than some snide remarks about their beard etc.. Us bearded folks hair lots of remarks like that.
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