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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2015
     
    There's one of those in a shop basement around here. There's also several of these, which I want so bad:
    "life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2015
     
    There are?!? Have you ever taken one for a spin? I've wanted to try one of those ever since seeing it on the cover of a bike repair book I have (the two authors are riding it).::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2015
     
    do you have to weigh exactly the same as the other person? is it actually even meant to be ridden for real??
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2015
     
    They don't let people test ride the Buddy bike at the shop because most people would wreck themselves and the bike (you can buy it for $400), but I spotted one on a slow roll. I'd imagine you should be similar in weight, you could probably compensate by leaning."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2015
     
    ANDY VS SHAHWe'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorPaolo
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2015
     
    There's a few side by side bikes in Bicycles and Tricycles by Archibald Sharp, 1894. Some designs look easier to ride than others...



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    Nandy:There's one of those in a shop basement around here. There's also several of these, which I want so bad:


    Those pedals look like they'd be the noodliest things on earth. Are they made of solid steel?Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2015
     
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2015
     
    ^ aaand we're on our way to mad max

    dibs on silver
    ascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
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    Image and video hosting by TinyPicAll you white kids look alike when you're still covered in baby fat, so I was getting bored with the non-stop WASP parade.
    • CommentAuthorThreePete
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2015
     
    that wound up fork, h + son formations? and glock, these are the bike cops we need.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2015
     
    dq: how can you tell it's a glock?I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorMJ
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2015
     
    ben:dq: how can you tell it's a glock?


    Two things I would say

    It's one of the most common standard issue pistols for police and the style of the grip/slide mechanism.

    It's hard to tell from that picture due to the quality but it does look like a glock. (in my limited experience with guns)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2015
     
    Whenever people talk about glocks I think of cocks not glocks."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2015
     
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2015 edited
     

    Bird of Prey "semi-prone bicycle".::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2015
     
    OH GAWD WHY.

    " Prone means to lean forward like Superman. Of course Superman looked down at the world below. But if you look down, while riding a bike, you look at the pavement and can’t see where you are going. The Bird of Prey is a semi-prone bike that allows you to keep your head up and see the road in front.""life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2015
     
    i don't feel like i'd be able to get the power to go up hills, and going downhill would be terrifying
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2015
     
    Shah needs that chainring tho."Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2015
     
    i love it.gone
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      CommentAuthorrmull
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2015
     
    I would lose my shit if that pulled up next to me at a stop light. Science has gone too far!
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    Legs so close to the rear derailleur.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2015 edited
     
    In other wtf: Apparently no one has ever needed to install a range hood with a vent in a house that's already built. You'd think it wouldn't be that uncommon, like, all these kitchen remodeling companies and whatever and no one has ever had to do this. It took 4 specialist visits and like 3.5 months to finally get it done and no one had done this before.

    The first time the duct work people looked at it and were all "I can't put that up there, I'm not a carpenter!"

    Then later I asked them if they knew an electrician who could wire it up and they were all "eh, the wiring is probably pretty simple, I guess we could do it for you" then got here and were all "sorry, boss said no, liability and all".

    So I had an electrician come wire it up, after calling around to appliance installers and kitchen places who were all "lol nope".

    Then the vent people came back and it took a while because the wires weren't long enough to allow them to bring it away from the wall to install the vent, but we finally got a fuckin vent.

    At first they were all "oh we'll have to rip out the drywall to hide the pipe" and I was all "NOPE I really DGAF, just fucking tape it on the ceiling or something".

    #houseproblems why the fuck was this so difficult? Does not compute."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthora_lion
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2015
     
    i guess you are exactly the person (if in the wrong country) for all those bora ads during eurosport's cycling coverage
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    Nandy:In other wtf: Apparently no one has ever needed to install a range hood with a vent in a house that's already built. You'd think it wouldn't be that uncommon, like, all these kitchen remodeling companies and whatever and no one has ever had to do this. It took 4 specialist visits and like 3.5 months to finally get it done and no one had done this before.

    The first time the duct work people looked at it and were all "I can't put that up there, I'm not a carpenter!"

    Then later I asked them if they knew an electrician who could wire it up and they were all "eh, the wiring is probably pretty simple, I guess we could do it for you" then got here and were all "sorry, boss said no, liability and all".

    So I had an electrician come wire it up, after calling around to appliance installers and kitchen places who were all "lol nope".

    Then the vent people came back and it took a while because the wires weren't long enough to allow them to bring it away from the wall to install the vent, but we finally got a fuckin vent.

    At first they were all "oh we'll have to rip out the drywall to hide the pipe" and I was all "NOPE I really DGAF, just fucking tape it on the ceiling or something".

    #houseproblems why the fuck was this so difficult? Does not compute.

    There may be something in zoning laws that don't allow them to modify stuff like that without getting a permit for the work.Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2015
     
    If there is no one was aware of it, they've just apparently never been asked to do it. The weirdest shit is there was already a gas stove line there that was connected and a 220 outlet that didn't work, so maybe when it was a rental they put an electric stove in and drywalled over where a vent might have connected to the chimney nearby (the old furnace vented into it). House is full of mysteries and questionable decisions."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    You should put some wood around it and make it look like a sweet exposed beam.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2016
     
    STOP THE PRESSES. SUSHI BURRITOS ARE A THING.

    I'm not sure how I feel about that and could see how it could be bad, but I also think it could be delicious. Mmhhmmm sweet potato tempura burrito."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    sounds gross to me, the ratios would be crazy, but they must fix that cause ppl probably buy themi mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2016
     
    I saw one on instagram and it looked pretty yummy. I guess it's a San Francisco thing."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2016
     
    What? Do they just not cut up the maki roll? Leave it to SF to do less work and charge more for it.Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2016
     
    "life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthor6kidz
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2016
     
    Why make a delicate, elegant dish something sloppy and over-the-top?"Dude's just smashing fructosenormativity, lay off."
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2016
     
    ^AMERICA!Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2016
     
    I just want to stuff myself with delicious sushi rice and sweet potato tempura smothered in soy sauce, is that so much to ask? I can still enjoy it properly other times, but gotdamn, it's sushi-fuckin-burrito! It's an abomination, but this is America! Land of abominations and terrible-but-sometimes-delicious-food-choices!"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2016
     
    ::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    This is one argument I can really see both sides of.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016 edited
     

    Early Rider Trail Runner XL Fatbike Kids Balance Bike, yours for a mere $229.
    OH GOD WHY.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016
     
    Wait, it's a $200 fat-tire kick scooter?Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016 edited
     
    They make a drop-bar one too. It has an integrated headset.

    A plea to people who buy these: Please stop breeding.

    Want to know how to make a balance bike? Get a normal kids' bike. Take the cranks off. Instant balance bike! When the kid is ready, put the cranks back on. There, I just saved you $200. You're welcome.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthornerdo
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016
     
    Drops whaaaaaaaaaa???Worstcase I'll just zip tie on a seat... but i'd rather not. —Zev (who else)
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    ::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job::

    ::slowly stops laughing::

    ::googles::

    ::kills self::i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016 edited
     
    Sigged::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2016
     
    Also, is it wrong that the thing that angers me the most about those bikes is the angle of the valve stems?::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    I don't really get the hate for these (except for the fatbike one). They're sweet, fun, they grow really well with the kid, and you can sell or pass them along when the kid is done. Plus they're even more zen than a fixie because less parts or something. Full disclosure: MiniFries has one, but I have stopped breeding, so.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2016 edited
     
    Huh, it looks like my link to the second picture on their web site got repointed to a pic of their NORMAL balance bike, so you got the wrong impression. The one you were SUPPOSED to see was the one that was showing a few days ago -- the one with the drop bars and integrated headset. It looks like the reason the link to this bike on backcountry.com got repointed to the regular one is because they don't have it in stock anymore. Which probably means people bought them all out. And that's disturbing.

    I'm not asking all people who buy balance bikes to stop breeding. Just the people who buy ones with "just-like-dad's" fat tires and/or drop bars and integrated headsets and faux Brooks saddles for $200+.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    Ah ha, fair enough. Either way, no more BabyFriesesDFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2016
     
    Get them toddlerFrieses some sw33t fixies."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2016
     
    Can recommend Dora The Explorer fixie. Devon shredded the shit out of that thing.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2016 edited
     
    Ikea sells a belt-drive bicycle now. It doesn't look terrible.
    I'm not sure how I feel about this.
    ::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus