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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby BBadger » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:55 pm

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This kind of bike porn is getting me horny. Hyuck Hyuck!



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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby hellolinds » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:12 pm

BBadger wrote:
hellolinds wrote:Image


This kind of bike porn is getting me horny. Hyuck Hyuck!



...


BooooOOoooo!!!

(audience readies their tomatoes)

HiiissssSSssss!!!


hahahahaha oh ya - also loads of variations of this joke out n about. :lol: Totally didn't expect that for some reason?!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Frizzboom » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:20 am

Some of my bikes from last year.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elliot » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:40 am

:D
Better picture of the bike that was gifted to me last year. We had some fun with it recently.

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Frizzboom » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:48 pm

Elliot wrote::D
Better picture of the bike that was gifted to me last year. We had some fun with it recently.

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Observations: is that a softride saddle set up? does the spring do anything? Did the builder have an unlimited welding budget?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elliot » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:05 pm

The saddle is on the end of a long carbon-fiber-looking lever that acts as a leaf spring, yes. In fact, it is much too soft for me -- I plan to shore it up with a seat stem from the unused seat tube. Somebody told me this "leaf" spring is very expensive.

Yeah, there are a couple superfluous pieces, but so what. The long coil spring is actually pretty clever -- it simply hangs there and bounces, creating a baffling visual.

I'm going to use it at a local steampunk festival (besides BM).
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Frizzboom » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:15 pm

Look up "softride" triathlon bikes, that's where that carbon fiber thingy came from, they are supposed to be adjustable. It looks awesome.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elliot » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:46 pm

The arm can be tilted up and down, and the saddle can be slid back and forth. But I don't see any way to adjust the spring rate. Of course, it wasn't made for a 200 pound rider! :lol:
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elliot » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:56 pm

Frizzboom wrote:Look up "softride" triathlon bikes, ... ... It looks awesome.

I looked it up. Yup.

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby GreyCoyote » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Elliot wrote:
Frizzboom wrote:Look up "softride" triathlon bikes, ... ... It looks awesome.

I looked it up. Yup.

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It does look awesome! I'm looking at that seat and instantly started thinking about adjusting the up-and-down motion.

Oh. Wait. Was there a bike in that picture? Oh. THAT seat! :mrgreen:
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Frizzboom » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:15 am

The topic is "BIKE" porn not "PORN bike"

Oh, I see if you look at the picture long enough a bike suddenly appears in the background.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby trilobyte » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:19 am

So much awesome in this thread! Here's a shot of our trikes. We eventually plan to build and art them out a bit more, but I'm not sure whether or not we'll get the chance to push those projects forward this year or not.

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby lucky420 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:37 pm

YAAAAAAAAY!

Cant wait to get my worksman trike too so I can also make it fancy :shock:
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby chuckularone » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:30 am

Trilo: Are those the fairy lights from this thread? https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... 78&t=68309
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby sadie » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:25 pm

I am hoping this is the correct thread to post this question.

Does a playafied bike stay playafied if it is transported on a carrier, exposed and hurdling through space at highway speed for 1500 miles?

Obviously it would depend on how well the lights and such are attached, but would I be better off waiting until I get there to pimp my ride? It would kinda suck to spend the time decorating it just to discover a nekkid bike once I arrive in BRC. I'm not sure if wind turbulance would be an issue, or if the van (Chevy Express) would mostly protect the bike from the wind.

At this point the only decor I plan on using are a few strings of battery operated LED's - nothing elaborate, just enough to be seen at night.

My intuition says the lights would stay on just fine, but I can't find another thread where this has been discussed.. Any suggestions/experiences?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:14 pm

Use plenty of cable ties, or people may have better suggestions, but really, really, really don't finish up a project on the playa--you'll never finish it.

Think of the hundreds of miles at freeway speed as doing the best possible job of making sure that nothing falls off on the playa...
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby sadie » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:51 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Use plenty of cable ties, or people may have better suggestions, but really, really, really don't finish up a project on the playa--you'll never finish it.

Think of the hundreds of miles at freeway speed as doing the best possible job of making sure that nothing falls off on the playa...



Thanks Fishy. I was thinking cable ties and gaff tape. I just couldn't see myself sitting in my camp decorating my bike...I agree totally - it just wouldn't get done out there. And you are so right about the wind test! Glad you pointed it out...I had to kick myself in the ass for not realizing it before posting the question.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Elorrum » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:52 am

The wind in transport is probably a good test for how well things will stay attached on playa. Setting up can include putting the stuff on the bike, and sometimes it can span a few days before the lights are all up in camp, on your outfit, on your bike. It can be tempered by how much effort you want to put into it, or how much you want to have to take apart when you leave. Avoid the thought of thinking it might be fun to still be building something though. I've brought things that weren't quite finished, and sometimes they are fun to complete, and sometimes, they stay in the car for next year. I have to put my trike together from it's transport configuration. I used to put it inside the car, now I hang most of it on the bike rack. That means the rear axle, wheels, handlebars, seat, pedals, lights and basket, and doodads are put on when I get there. It's just part of setting up.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby sadie » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:24 am

Wow!! Elorrum! That's a cool trike. I would love to examine it closer. I am a tinkerer, and enjoy the mechanics of setting things up in general. For me, a trial run at home, close to my tools and supplies is a good idea. It makes re-assembly go smoother, with fewer surprises. I agree that an unfinished project would probably remain unfinished.
I already have tricycle envy from reading these threads. I will use the bike I have this year, but hope to upgrade to three wheels for the future. I think I remember reading that you used a kit to transform a bike to a trike - maybe you can educate me when we meet in August.!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Turrbeau » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:30 am

My fair lady from last years burn. Such a fun ride!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Frizzboom » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:22 pm

For the "furry fetish folks" by the fire

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby Joeln » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:19 pm

This thread is getting good!
Gotta come up with something for my trusty steed.
Probably be on the low-key side but definitely something.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby tatonka » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:20 pm

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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:48 pm

Well, this weekend a fellow eplayan took ownership of the Swiss Army Kamikaze Ashtray, so I started looking at ideas for BRC transport.

While browsing CL, I came across this.

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It's one of the first electric shopping carts.

Works on one 12 volt battery for 11 continuous hours.

Old technology, so no fancy electronics to break down.

2.5 mph, but it's got a belt drive and with a bigger pully, I can get to 10mph.

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After I stretch it and lift it for more ground clearance it should get me around.

Motorized bike kits can be pricey, but this was only $60!!!!

The motor, controller, wiring, and switches are all I was looking for, but it turns out these things are everywhere for under $100!!! 8)
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:02 pm

Frizzboom wrote:For the "furry fetish folks" by the fire

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Anyone seeing Act II of this little drama involving all that oil-based fur burning/melting?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby sadie » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:24 pm

Maybe that would make it stay on the bike really really good!!
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby shroom » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:28 am

I love this thread! Inspiration! :D
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:56 am

FigJam, I have one of those old carts deep in the storage shed.. It looks awful..
The big fat controller coil is fried.. Wounder if you could exchange top and bottom pulleys? Or just a larger pulley on the motor?
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:17 am

Doubling the size of the motor pully=doubling the speed.

Combine that with a little larger tire and I think I can get it to 10 mph.
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Re: Bike Porn!

Postby unjonharley » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:22 am

Think I've found a controller that will work..Could get it up and running.. Would help clean out the shed..
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