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magicbastarder

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What are the options?
the two options were my two genesis equilibriums (i liked the first so much i bought a second even though i didn't really need it). one disc brakes, one with rim brakes.
as it turns out the pannier won't fit the disc brake one - i thought it might, even though it's specifically a non-disc pannier, but the problem is with the rim braked bike, the mount points high on the seatstays are pretty much level with the brakes, so i'm going to have to get creative with the mounting struts.
 

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the two options were my two genesis equilibriums (i liked the first so much i bought a second even though i didn't really need it). one disc brakes, one with rim brakes.
as it turns out the pannier won't fit the disc brake one - i thought it might, even though it's specifically a non-disc pannier, but the problem is with the rim braked bike, the mount points high on the seatstays are pretty much level with the brakes, so i'm going to have to get creative with the mounting struts.
Ha. I was hoping there'd be some way to make an argument based on my experience. I've no idea. I messed with a few configurations and eventually decided one bike was going to be a workhorse for shopping and touring and the other was going to be stripped out to be a fast bike with as little as possible on it. The bikes were already essentially built for these roles anyways though.
 

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the struts are designed to be bent, but i'm probably going to have to bend them where there's already a 90 degree twist in them:

i'm up to six bikes now, i need to sell at least one. the reason i tell people i bought the second equilibrium is that i picked up a secondhand brooks B17 about 18 months ago, in pristine condition, because it was going cheap; but didn't have a bike to put it on. so i had to buy a bike to go with the saddle.
 

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the struts are designed to be bent, but i'm probably going to have to bend them where there's already a 90 degree twist in them:

i'm up to six bikes now, i need to sell at least one. the reason i tell people i bought the second equilibrium is that i picked up a secondhand brooks B17 about 18 months ago, in pristine condition, because it was going cheap; but didn't have a bike to put it on. so i had to buy a bike to go with the saddle.
I had that rack and I broke it. The welds down near the axle snapped but it did finish out the tour with a DIY repair done with roadside electrical cable. (there is always electrical cable on the roadside for some reason.
 

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I had that rack and I broke it. The welds down near the axle snapped but it did finish out the tour with a DIY repair done with roadside electrical cable. (there is always electrical cable on the roadside for some reason.
I have a Blackburn rack on the shopping / hack bike, and I've put really heavy stuff on it. Like too heavy, frame flexing stuff, and it's been alright. They don't make the rack any more it seems, but they are called the Blackburn Expedition 2 Rear Rack.


Really strong, if you can find one.
 

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car's broken. first cycle in 14+ months this morning. 3km of flat road and i was a weedy nerd. going home now and have to go that stupid hill on the old finglas road.
 

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I'm realizing my lovely apartment actually looks like shit.

So I've got the absolute bare minimum of bikes. A daily driver, with mud guards and little enough to go wrong. An absolutely ridiculous full suspension Commencal that frightens me when I see it, and an old race bike I brought over and rebuilt.

And the little one's bikes. I always wanted a BMX when I was young, so I got them BMXs. A black BMX but with pink sparkles, because it matches my daughter's earrings, and a violently orange one with close to a one-to-one chain ring / sprocket. And rubbish brakes it turns out.

Then suddenly you're at 5 bikes. And we're being stingy here. But that's sort of the tip of the iceberg. Obviously there's a spare frame, a few sets of wheels, several bikes worth of components in boxes. And tools.

I was out on a night ride with the creatures, looking for bats which we found none of, and when I was hauling the back bikes up to the apartment I caught a glimpse of how not shit and hoardery my place looks when it's not a bike parking lot.

Obviously I can't get rid of any of the bikes, but I should probably do something before some reality TV cunt comes knocking. I need a garage I think.
 

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