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Who else thinks the BoneShaker was peak bicycle ?

Old 04-23-21, 03:16 PM
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Who else thinks the BoneShaker was peak bicycle ?

Does anyone else feel like bikes have too much gratuitous gadgetry innovation ?
I mean disc brakes are overkill for casual riders. 100 years we didn't need them.

The boneshaker also had a brake – a metal lever that pressed a wooden pad against the rear wheel.
I bet this would be fine for most casual riders !


I declare all technology that came afterwards to be worthless.

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Old 04-23-21, 03:22 PM
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Ummm...yeah...that's a "no" from me. I'm a fan of development and progress.
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Well, you're the expert.
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Old 04-23-21, 04:04 PM
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Hey, if it doesn’t shake your bones, it must be inferior.
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Hyperbole? Sarcasm? Irony?
Don't know.
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It is tubeless.
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Old 04-23-21, 04:54 PM
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And a fixie.
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Old 04-23-21, 06:14 PM
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Low spoke count.
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Old 04-23-21, 06:34 PM
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How do you adjust the toe-in?

...and A threadless stem.
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For once, rim doesn't look bent.
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The question tho..

...is can I fit 28s on those rims?.

Anybody know if there''ll be enough clearance at the rear stays??
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Old 04-23-21, 08:42 PM
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It would make for a nice 650b conversion.
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Neither laterally stiff nor adequately vertically compliant.
Probably not upgraded over last year's model.
Colourways? Basic brown does Not do it for me!
What model Brooks saddle is that?
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Fork is... not bent?
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No from me - I like my bones unshaken

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We also should have stopped at the model-T. It ran (slowly) it stopped (sorta) lacked all the gadgets and gizmos, was light and would get you where you had to go (eventually), was light weight and fairly fuel efficient.
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Bone shakers have their place. It's in the museum, or on the street, 300 years ago.

That's not to say I don't want to make one out of wood and glue, the next time the $100 klunker challenge role around.
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It's neither long, low, nor slack
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So, apparently the sloping top tube has been around for a while.
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Nopers. I’m scared of heights and that’s a long time watching the ground rush up to meet your face.

I’m a big fan of safety bikes like this 1898 Glenwood that in it’s day was upgraded with a pat 1909 coaster brake.


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I'm not a fan of radially-spoked wheels.
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Charles H. Duell would agree.
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Won’t that frame asplode?
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