Totally absurd bike plans that you've thought about doing but will never do: FOREVER edition


#421

What kinda tandem?
i put a surly 1x1 disc fork on my mum and dads rigid V brake 26" tandem (cheapy cruiser style) and it’s worked fine so far
As an added bonus the surly stickers come off real easy
due to the longer wheelbase on a tandem changes in AC will have less effect on head angle. the 1x1 was ~20mm tallerbut according to my maths should only have slacked out the HT by ~0.5deg


#422

Idly dreaming of cross/gravel bikes…anyone have thoughts on the Cinelli Zydeco vs Trek Crockett? Both are alu disc frames, come in pretty sweet paint schemes. Trek is probably lighter…


#423

Trek


#424

[quote=DaFROG]What kinda tandem?
i put a surly 1x1 disc fork on my mum and dads rigid V brake 26" tandem (cheapy cruiser style) and it’s worked fine so far
As an added bonus the surly stickers come off real easy
due to the longer wheelbase on a tandem changes in AC will have less effect on head angle. the 1x1 was ~20mm tallerbut according to my maths should only have slacked out the HT by ~0.5deg[/quote]

It’s an Apollo from the 90s/early 2000s. Nothing special but I’ve owned it for 13 years now. My other thought was getting an LHT 26 disc fork, which is almost exactly the same A-C. It’s probably the “sensible” option. Or an Origin 8 POS that weighs 1.5kg.
Even though the weight/riding-style wouldn’t be too extreme I kinda worry how amplified the captain’s weight is by being so far in front of the rear wheel (if I went with a chinacarbon fork). I have one on another bike and it’s been fine but idk.


#425

tandems with children stokers seems like an ideal situation to operate with an extreme abundance of caution.


#426

Yep.
I think I’m gonna go with steel. Cos real and stuff. The guy at Crust reckons a Lightning Bolt fork should handle it as long as I don"t get too rad so maybe I’ll do that - get a bit of low trail action. I like the thru axle bit too, although it means lacing a new wheel.

It’s turning into a big project now, which I didn’t want it to be. But I guess that’s how all my bike projects end up so it’s not a surprise.


#427

I keep thinking about violating everything I’m known for and getting a Midnight Special from Surly, to use as a road bike.


#428

Same, but then realized I have that already in a Coffee Grinder.


#429

I want a Snowaguchi with through axles, disks, and room for fatter tires

Ideally that would mean custom, to nail the exact geometry

Practically that would mean an OPEN UP or Hakka MX


#430

why not XL endpoint?


#431

I’m not low trail crü


#432

But why not?


#433


#434

Why not both tho


#435

Because I don’t give a shit about putting things on the front when I’m not touring
And I have a perfect touring setup as is and no need to change it?


#436

You’re overthinking it. A low trail bike is fine to ride with no load on the front. If you’ve got some whippy frame it’s gonna be terrible with a rear load, but for fuckin about it’s great.


#437

It’s not about rebelling against or overthinking, it’s about not spending money to replace a perfectly good bike


#438

Tarck is about replacing a perfectly good bike with the latest nerdwagon at the cost of a lot of money and time. You’re correct, of course.


#439

Coffee Grinder isn’t low-trail. It just rides like a good road bike.

But also will probably take a while to get.


#440

cg doesn’t have room for fatter tires that he stipulates (i imagine at least 700x40 if thinking about the Open).