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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elliot » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:23 pm

OK, if the hitch is also attached at the axle, that helps a great deal. (Impossible to see in the picture.) Now you have two or three inches of leverage instead of zero. Still, with such a long arm from the axle to the Heim joint, the steel itself could bend, so I would install braces from the luggage rack to near the Heim joint.

Otherwise I love your setup.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:10 pm

That's what I was looking at and wondered why you didn't use the same square tube on the bike as you used on the trailer. :?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:25 am

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:01 am

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Clyde's frame..
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby maladroit » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:10 am

You should figure out how to put a comfy seat up on those handlebars, because it could turn out pretty well depending on who's sitting there.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Jovankat » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:39 pm

American Boyfriend got this little lady off Craigslist for me the other day.

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I had been planning on cladding my bike with MDF in the shape of a cloud with a rainbow and sun behind but I think I like this frame too much to hide it. Looking forward to decorating her and taking her for a spin once I'm stateside next month!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:48 pm

That looks like a good bike... Good wide seat.. Have the bearing checked and lubed.. Bring a inner tube the size of your bike tire..If you do not have a flat.. Donate the tube to a playa bike repair camp.. Or find a repair camp and pay forward with the inner tube.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:05 am

Check this shit out, from a current ad for Burning Man bikes on Seattle Craigslist:
"Several mountain bikes that ride ok but have some paint defects or don't hit all the gears. They will work well in the black rock desert and you won't feel horrible leaving them behind. "
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:07 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Check this shit out, from a current ad for Burning Man bikes on Seattle Craigslist:
"Several mountain bikes that ride ok but have some paint defects or don't hit all the gears. They will work well in the black rock desert and you won't feel horrible having them stolen. "

There, fixed it for you.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elliot » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:19 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:... leaving them behind. "

That's so sad. This is why I have often harped on the importance of the "Burning Man ethos" -- how it is not OK to let everyone "burn their own way".
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby maladroit » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:08 pm

Just a heads-up for anyone near the Pullman WA / Moscow ID area...the Pullman Wal-Mart has a Dolomite sitting out front for $225. I'm really tempted but already have two Beasts modified with chopper bars etc, not sure if I'd be able to sell one in time. Plus, I'd have to be the gentleman and let my girlfriend ride the Dolomite.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Jovankat » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:41 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Check this shit out, from a current ad for Burning Man bikes on Seattle Craigslist:
"Several mountain bikes that ride ok but have some paint defects or don't hit all the gears. They will work well in the black rock desert and you won't feel horrible leaving them behind. "

I hope you emailed them and told them off :evil:
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:20 pm

Well I took the tandem around the block with Charlie today. It's assembled entirely of parts from "left behind" playa bikes.
It's only mocked up, I still have to completely disassemble every bit of it to clean, grease and oil everything. After it's all dialed in and riding smooth and right I'll blow it apart again and paint it.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Kaos Salmon » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:39 pm

I wish I had a photo focused specifically on my trusty playa bike, because I love it. Picked it up at a pawn shop for about $25 in preparation for the Burn in 2012, lit it up, and decorated the spokes with pantone cards snagged from Home Despot and my "No Pants Dance" underwear flag. Seen here ironically just before I was gifted some vintage lesbian porn in return for helping these lovely ladies set up their Inconvenience Store.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Jovankat » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:38 am

I've seen the pantone thing done before, it's super cool!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:40 am

Discovered bad bearings on a multi bike.. The frame is already cut and mounted..
The bearing are in the rear crank that serves as a drive line.. After pulling the crank and not finding bearing that fit.. Will set pillow blocks with the shaft running through the old crank hole.. Forgot to look before leaping..

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:35 am

I've got another idea where the drive shaft can go, depending on where you sit on the thing.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Robishop » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Does anyone have photos, or know how to create and mount animal shapes cut from cardboard to a bike. Like a cow, camel, etc...?

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:25 pm

Robishop wrote:Does anyone have photos, or know how to create and mount animal shapes cut from cardboard to a bike. Like a cow, camel, etc...?

Thanks!

I googled, How to draw a camel.. downloaded what I liked and printed it.. But I have an enlarger projector..
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby mosquito » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:34 am

Robishop wrote:Does anyone have photos, or know how to create and mount animal shapes cut from cardboard to a bike. Like a cow, camel, etc...?

Thanks!


I like the idea of dozens of people making camel bikes and riding around in caravans ;o)
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby smilemore » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:24 pm

We have made, and will bring to gift, a few hundred PlayaScarves. This is the proposed method for us to carry/display them while pedaling about. It is still a work in progress and just might be improved upon in the visual sense.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby msj2u » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:45 pm

Smilemore,

Great idea with the scarves, hope to see you peddling them!

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Cranky » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Smilemore,

Do you do custom orders? My bike wheel wants a bespoke scarf...
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby smilemore » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:00 am

Cranky wrote:Smilemore,

Do you do custom orders? My bike wheel wants a bespoke scarf...


Of course we do ... in fact all of our orders are "custom" ... and as we are our only customers to date, we make them exactly as we like! :wink:

PM me with an idea of what you are thinking about and I'll let you know what we can do. Cheers!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby TT120 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:25 am

My bike is not as cool as all the other ones in this thread but it is the coolest bike on my block.

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Frizzboom » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:58 pm

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A shot from last year, gotta re-stock this bad boy.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:40 pm

TT120 wrote:My bike is not as cool as all the other ones in this thread but it is the coolest bike on my block.

Amateur bike porn?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:00 pm

TT120, how'd you attached those LEDs to the rims?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby TT120 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:00 pm

BoyScoutGirl wrote:TT120, how'd you attached those LEDs to the rims?

The wires are thin and I wrapped them around every other spoke and used a dab of hot glue to hold it in place. I fully expect the glue to fail and I'm pretty sure it will stay in place even if it does but, if not, I'll be prepared to fix it with some quick set epoxy. I was trying to avoid epoxy if I can so it's not such a permanent thing but I'll do whatever I gotta do on Playa.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby TT120 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:07 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
TT120 wrote:My bike is not as cool as all the other ones in this thread but it is the coolest bike on my block.

Amateur bike porn?

HA! Yup. My mom would be so proud......
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