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>>1268163(you) need to take a new fucking picture already
I bought this bike a few days ago, I'm still trying to figure out which stem and saddle height works best for me, hence the uncut steerer, I think I might have gone too low, not sure yet. I want to change the tires, 19c feels too damn narrow, should I try 25c? I need to rewrap the handlebar ASAP also.
>>1268163This bike is based and shape remain based so long as STI shifters never besmirch its pristine cockpitFenders, I would consider. A cracker with replaceable chainrings as well, but there is no urgency
>>126816928c if it can fit them, imho. I could get a 32c under my canondale slice fork but not the rear... The difference between 28 and 32 is bigger than you would expect.. Huge comfort improvement for this era of rigid af road bike
>>1268169If you're gonna rewrap the tape I would fix the lever positions or even replace the bars with something non-ergo bendy
>>1268171I'm not looking just for comfort, I want my rims to last while not going super slow, tarmac over here is good, but not perfect, so which would be my best choice when it comes to buying a wide tire that's still fast?
>>1268169TREK TREK TREK SHIMANO
>>1268163How does she ride?>>1268173The "open tubular" tires are your best bet. Try brands like Challenge, Tufo, and Veloflex
>>1268169Measure the saddle-to-bar drop. Bear in mind most pro riders have a ~10cm difference.
>>1268206Are you a dentist?
>>1268206IS IT THE SHOES
>>1268163bought for frame... $200... trying to sell the parts... First test ride brakeless on pinned pedals want brakes, knees hurt. Immediately revealed coasting problem like Sheldon predictedNext install brakes and strapsNew crank new rear wheelFenders, chain tug
>>1268198>Measure the saddle-to-bar drop. Bear in mind most pro riders have a ~10cm difference.This^JackThatStem
>>1268167That’s my bike, not sure why OP didn’t start his thread with his own, guess I’ll just take flattery.
>>1268169There is nothing wrong with not having a slammed stem nor riding around with a fuckhueg steerer while you figure it out. Eff the haters
Im trying out different stems right now, i returned this one and got a shorter one, much more comfortable
>>1268169>>1268198>>1268218>>1268236This. Put all your spacers under the stem and work down one at a time. Mine is at the top. Took me forever to work out. The slammed stem is a terrible meme. Yes there are rules for fitted bikes and pro riders. When you get offered an insane good deal on a bike thats toptube is tad too long and your arms are a tad too short you do what you can to make it work. Fuck the bicycle fit police. I rotate my bars up on purpose just trigger those control freak assholes
^ also forgot. Get 25c immediately those 19c will drive you nuts in an urban enviro and could turn you off what otherwise is a great bike. whatever pressure you think you want to run on your new tires subtract 20psi :)
>>1268299Maybe it's the picture, but that setup looks like it's ideally designed to make it as likely as possible that you'll be pitched over the handlebars if you even think about touching your brakes, or just riding down a bumpy slope.
Went for a 1am ride.
>>1268323god DAMN I want purple krampus
oh. previous pic was my last last framethis is my last framei am now currently on my current frame
>>1268299Do you have Parkinson's disease?
>>1268323Is it OK going on snow with a rigid fork?
>>1268353Why would you need suspension for snow?
>>1268363I thought it would be shaking too much on snow and ice. I'm thinking of buying a hybrid rigid bike and put winter tires on it and ride. Would it be OK?
>>1268307you are an example of why we have the fit police.
>>1268368Rigid fork is preferred over suspension in sub-zero environments since suspension components fail in moderate to severe cold.
>>1268383That's not what the lbs told me when I asked.
Im just here to trigger matched bottle autists. From xmas eve ride.
My new commuter, the last one got beat up after I left it outside....I still need to put fenders and tilt the saddle right.Sorry for the non drive side, it's a single speed, not much to say about it. Maybe I'll convert it to fixie one day.
>>1268402>>1268453Sick bikes... Practical > everything else
>>1268385>That's not what the salesman upselling me this new bike said when I asked
>>1268453>timeless bike>A K I R A>ipod nano>nokia phoneI was just about to 2000s nostalgia until I realized the phone charging in the laptop is modern. Dafuq you have a nokia sitting in the open on top of AKIRA for? Even in the 2000s that BASED shit was already more than 10 years old
>>1268402I see you have discovered the power of piss
>>1268477fuck off>>1268480top hard cunt
>>1268482>fuck off???why are you so angerey?
>>1268477It’s ok, saddle way back though, are you a bigmen?>>1268482Christ the quality of /n/ has slid downhill as of late. Go away shitposter
>>1268485It’s ok, saddle way back though, are you a bigmen?yeah, i always have to slam the saddle back on all my bikes. works for me.
>>1268480Points for instigator but for the love of god clean up those cables
>>1268484No fun allowed coont
>>1268469The modern phone is the one of my girlfriend. As for the ipod nano and the old nokia well, they never stoped to work so i'm keeping them. And for Akira i'm only discovering it now since it's not widely known in france, but definitely timeless.
The bag was a gift. I slaps me in the thighs like a fish.
>>1268500I need to keep it on for atleast a month
Gave the cleats a break and took the old girl out the past few nights. Fun times. Before commenting just know that i spent a ludicrous amount of money on this bike 12 years ago and been riding and throwing it down stairs non stop.
>>1268570Is the seattube bent?
>>1268570That head angle looks weird, does it slacken enough with weight on it? Either way the geo looks really, really wrong.
>>1268477That's actually pretty cool. I always wanted a lugged Madison, didn't know there was an old Paramount track frame.
>>1268496Slide it to the front, dog
Not sure if it's the curve of the bars but the cockpit on this feels super far forward.
>>1268575Look up "P14"in relation to paramount. Not a lot were built, but god damn they were good. My friend has an early 90s madison, it's Columbus instead of 531, cool bike.Not a lot of people know what this bike is, they think it's just an old schwinn junker.
>>1268572no its straight. trust me. >>1268574it changes with the fork and how high up you space the second linkage up the steerer believe it or nothere is a photo from her prime in '08
>>1268477i-is that a 'sixties frame?
Fixed up this ots for my mom for Christmas, I think she liked it. Fuck I forgot to remove that reflector
>>1268603nice work on the colour scheme
>>1268603I can assure you she'll be asking you to put flat bars on it soon enoughThat or she'll just leave it to rust in the garageOld people simply can't into drop bars (unless they used them when they were younger)
>>1268623>Old people simply can't into drop barswhy's this? Like I don't get it, I always see some old boomer holding the drops like they don't know about the hoods and tops
>>1268206>tfw all that gear probably costs more than 1/3rd of the shit in my housebeing a poorfag sucks
>>12685921972 p14 track
>>1268299I don't see the logic, man... perhaps you should get a road bike as well as a mountain bike instead of trying to have two in one.
The ones that have been getting daily to weekly use (although the green one is put to bed for the winter).
>>1268310I don't think it's the picture the bars, stem and seat height look pretty sketchy.
>>1268634Classic road geo and fit made the drops the place to be. Also with lots of old brakes it was a lot better to be in the drops so you could deathgrip the levers. >>1268603That's qtp2t arthoe tier stuff my man, you did good. Reflector removal, chrome fenders, and dyno with classic teardrop lantern would make that a 10/10. As it is a 9.95/10 is the best I can do.
>>1268604Cheers, I went out and bought matching bar tape after the first color looked oh so wrong>>1268623She might, the bars are actually much higher than the saddle now tho since she is short af, I had the seatpost at full height for pics. She would need a 26" to get any kind of saddle-bar drop.She did hold the drops when she first got on>>1268692Ffffff never got more than 6 cheers anon
>>1268586dude where is this
>>1268170Get fucked retrogrouch
>>1268713man those are some ugly ass bikes
>>1268307The slammed stem is a velominati meme, pros have long stopped riding huge saddle-to-bar drops and are opting for narrowness instead
>>1268453Do you live in a storage unit? Goddamn that's a small room
>>1268776Bunyip State Park
>>1268834The room is narrow but pretty long, actually. My flat is 65m^2 (700sqft) with 2 balcony, that's enough for two.
>>1268623I think there's a better chance of her asking to flip upside down the drops.
>>1268776It's the bunyip trail in adelaide, just off the torrens linear park west of the city>>1268865lol
Finished this past Monday. It's a hoot!
>>126892026" in the back 24" in the front, or is that even smaller?
>>1268921>thinks that photo shows only a 2" differenceMust be a woman...
>>1268924>>thinks that photo shows only a 2" difference> thinks 26" = 26"
>>1268920>20" disc brakes. >HUUUGE Front cargo basket that is frame mounted.It's like the missing link between a beach cruiser and a bikefiets rolling wheelbarrow.I'm curious on what the hell you carry in that thing. I imagine you want to keep a significant load, or riding position over the back wheel, to prevent an over the bars on a hard stop.
Brought this "cheap" China no name for 1k. It is decent with good quality components minus the saddle, but I feel scammed. It is light for its price, weighs in at 8kg.
>>1268971105 stuff isn’t light at all
>>1268971I have a hard time believing it comes in at 8kg with that finishing kit. Closer to 8.5-9kg without pedals and accessories.
>>1268972105 is plenty light. It's less than half a pound heavier than Ultegra. At that point you're going to get better bang for your weight weenie buck hitting anything that isn't at $1/g.
>>1268586>slammed negative stem>too far forwardwow its a real who dunnit
>>1268977I measured it after the ride and it's actually the same as my other bike. Felt much more normal going out today.
>>1268920This is fucking amazing. I don't dig the disc brakes in that type of bike, but it's still an amazing and nice bike, and the best on this thread at the moment.Good job.What are those type of frames called?
>>1268971>8kg>>1268972>>1268973Here I am on my aluminum Cannondale frame, carbon fork, bars, seatpost, and saddle, and weighing at 15.6lbs 7.05kg.
>>1268920nicely done. i'm envious of this build.
>>1268988It has alloy bars, stem and seatpost. The wheels are heavy as fuck. Cheapest shimano road wheels thay could get at the factory.Plus I am a fat faggot so 1kg wont make a difference. Mean reason I upgraded to it over my alloy clairs group set. Is for 11s and carbon frames are more comfy. >>1268972105 is light enough. >>1268973With nothing and the cheap China lightwight seat it weighs at the bike shop 7.9kg. I'd say with everything on it plus full water bottle it sits around 9kg
>>1268920All the hipster tryhards jerking off over this piece of shit... this board is pathetic.
>>1269003Imagine getting this mad over a bike
>>1269007I grow tired this meme.
>>1269003bikes are supposed to be fun, bro. Part of the fun is all the goofball bikes. It's like being a car guy. You might drive a new Tesla but you bet that guy has appreciation for a Mach 1 mustang or a BMW 2001 or a Ford Bronco I. Don't know why this philosophy doesn't carry over to all bike people (some are like this but some aren't. Some are really grouchy if people ride what they don't ride.)
>>1268971That's the best paint job I've seen in a China bike yet. I still won't ride on carbon but good job. 105 is so nice and light
>>1268923Thank you!>>1268940>It's like the missing link between a beach cruiser and a bikefiets rolling wheelbarrow.They're called Cycletrucks. Schwinn made one back in the 40s or 50s (pic related) there was also one by Worksman. Other than finding one of those vintage rides, they were mostly a DIY pursuit until recently when a few companies started making production offerings. A company called Cyclefab in Seattle also makes a conversion kit for turning old steel mtb into Cycletrucks.>I'm curious on what the hell you carry in that thing. I imagine you want to keep a significant load, or riding position over the back wheel, to prevent an over the bars on a hard stop.Mostly bags of groceries and firewood. The bigger issue with hard-stops with the smaller front wheel is washing the front out in wet conditions.>>1268980What don't you like about disc brakes on them? This type of bike is called a Cycletruck.>>1268996Thank you much. It was a fun 8 months building it up, and it's a very fun ride.>>1269003It's ok, you just don't know enough about bikes yet to understand why stuff like this is cool.
>>1269057>A company called Cyclefab in Seattle also makes a conversion kit for turning old steel mtb into Cycletrucks.There was one on the Radavist a couple of years back. This is a Disc Trucker frame.
>>1269058These are fun but seem like a meme to me. I ain't carrying shit on a bike unless it fits into panniers
>>1269059That includes these low trail handlebar bag boys... No thank you memelords
>>1269060>I ain't carrying shit on a bike unless it fits into panniersThat's the beautiful thing about bikes; there's room for more than one preference :)>That includes these low trail handlebar bag boysYou mean Randonneurs? That's not a meme boyo, it's been a dedicated discipline in France and Japan for a long, long time.
19" Giant Iguana, 26" wheels, picture resistant tires, paid $130 for this $550 bike.I am a concrete jungle light commuter, but mostly I ride for exercise, cause I weight 240 when I started, 200 lbs now, & just waiting to get some winter gear so I can get back out there again.It's an all aluminum frame, but the tires are rather heavy, & I put them on after my 3rd flat, because walking 2-8 Mike's blows hard!Anyway, I know someone is gonna say wrong bike, but I've had over 60 bikes in the last 3 years....Cannondale Urban Bad BoyGT Aggressor ProTrek 7200 (One of my Fav.)And so many more....It's the bike I like the most for the city, the Trek 7200 was awesome too, but I like this one best, & it has 27 gears.
>>1269120>it has 27 gearsThere is overlap you know, it doesn't work in the way you think (9x3=27).
>>1269109you never ride alone do you? I don't know how you do it, I almost always need to be riding alone
>>1269057>you just don't know enough about bikes yet to understand why stuff like this is coolHe called you a hipster, and you responded exactly like a hipster.
>>1269120nothing wrong with the bike.maybe get some nice aftermarket wheels via ebay.26inch wheels are redicilously cheap , you should be able to score something pretty nice for ~50 $than slap some okay hardpack tires on ( something like the continental racekings 2.2).you shouldn't be getting flats and the ride will be way nicer.
>>1268307This bike looks like it has autism.
>>1269011>Don't know why this philosophy doesn't carry over to all bike peopleThe aut/o/ analogy is cool because as an enthusiast for mechanical objects, I agree it's fun to judge personalities of each other on our tastes. If the car community is proof of anything, the car community is the same. Why do you think /o/ beats their meat to glorified shitboxes when we do the same for utility bikes?
>>1269129>He called you a hipster, and you responded exactly like a hipster.Thanks for playing.
>>1269003What's hipster about that bike?
>>1269146>claiming emergency troll statusWorks both ways. Thanks for playing.
>>1269151Nothing. There's also nothing hipster about medium format cameras, but pull one out and watch the fingerless gloves start reaching for it.
>>1269063It's really too bad that those classic teardrop lights put out fuckall light. I want one on my tourer but I want to be able to see, too.
>>1269170>seething on the /n/ boardTourist, stay on your fast boards>>1269181I'm sure some enterprising kickstarter scam artist will create one and sell it to you for $500
>>1269183Nah. I bet I could take the shell of one and install an IQ-X or something inside, although heat management would be a big consideration.
>>1269187>Nah. I bet I could take the shell of one and install an IQ-X or something inside, although heat management would be a big consideration.IQ-X don't get too hot. I'm sure you'd be fine.
>>1268971pls get rid of chainstay protector and level saddle
>>1269187The IQ-XS looks pretty timeless in polished aluminium
>>1268163wheres the shifters
>>1269154being a hipster means pretending you're authentic and real and other people are posers and not appreciating the irony of that. so, what you just said qualifies you.
>>1269312bar end, look in front of the headtube
>>1268170An update....this bike is going to Franken town. Looking at the photo makes me a little wistful but I'm having a shop put a threadless steerer on it so I can gain more height. Drop bars may not survive the transition either in favor of a back swept flat bar. After riding a white knuckle rocky descent on drops it just wasnt working.The new fork is a crappy origin8 mtb fork. If everything works out I'll get a surly troll fork for tourin'
>>1269376You probably don't want to hear this, but I think the frame is too small dude. As someone who has put way too much time money and miles into a frame that was too small i have to say don't make my mistake and don't fall prey to a sunken cost fallacy. what you're planning with a new fork is crazy
>>1269406It's a 16.5" frame and I agree its kind of a long shot to get the fit right. I'm 5'6" though. Really it's because the top tube is ridiculously long on these old mtb frames that dropped bars haven't been working, the hoods are simply too far for me.
>>1269409hmm so it's too small and too bigif i was you, i'd just get some bars that sweep back and up and call it a day. pic related are pretty cheap. Keep it as a beater but accept it's never going to fit you well enough to be good for touring or putting money like a new fork into. ultimately, get something with geo that suits you more. don't put all your hopes and dreams on this. it's not like similar but different bikes aren't cheap and plentiful. new fork also just says to me 'crashed bike' and devalues it and kinda spoils the charm.
>>1269411I agree and I'm aware. It's a bit of a gamble, if it works out I get a touring bike for cheap. If not, oh well.I had the choice of getting more height through a new fork or a new handlebar, something like what you posted. The new bars would cost more since I'd have to ditch the shifters and brakes, so I chose to go with the fork first. We'll see how it goes.
>>1268163Just got this Peugeot Competition 5000 for free from my girlfriends uncle. It has Shimano RSX levers, and Shimano Exage 300EX shifters.- He bought it in 1998 and drove it for around 300km, and its been standing in a warm garage since. Its in really good condition, except for needing new cables, tyres and maybe some bartape. What tyres would you guys go for? Anyone have expericence with some good retro tyres, preferably with a white tyre sidewall.And what bartape should i get for it?Pic related. (doesn't really do the paintjob justice)
>>1269181the chrome vintage style 5 led ones up on ebay are pretty bright, are about 12 bucks also - have one on my fuj tourer, has lasted 3 years so far.
>>1269491https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYPARP/rolly-poly-folding-tyreI have a pair of these on my Trek; they're great.For bar wrap, you're best off matching the saddle.
>>1269491personally think he nail the bartape... you can't really find that splash patter anymore though, very cool
New wheels felt cute
>>1269511Weird. I have one on one of my bikes, some cheap Chinese shit branded Linus, and the output is maybe 10 lux. Any brand I should look for?
>>1269523Why would you recommend that shit you rivmemer.>>1269491This is what you want. https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/veloflex-master-folding-road-tyres-700c-65487.html
>>1269442>The new bars would cost more since I'd have to ditch the shifters and brakes,no you wouldn't all you'd need is new cables, which you'd probably need anyway
>>1269442and it's not a gamble. It will definitely be rideable, but it's never going to handle very well, because your steering is not in the right place over the axle, and your stem & post are both too high. I can guarantee it will always be scary on descents
>>1269587>New wheels felt cuteuwu
>>126816932c minimum baby
I still have work to do. But I’m happy to have a better bike than the Walmarts I’ve rode my whole life
>>1269587Those integrated breaks are so fucking cool.Sweet bike dude.
>>1268169Sweet tires, are they any good?>>1268216Cool bike dude. You should add some bar tape>>12683231x drive trains look so nice. Cool bike dude >>1268402Bar tape any good? Looks awsome>>1268453The classic look is great 9/10>>12684778/10 those luggs are fresh, i don’t like risers tho. >>1268603What is the point of the frame geometry . Cool bike but I never understand why you would make a frame like that>>1268971People that don’t know shit about road bikes (like me) think it’s cool. So you have that>>1269491Very expressive! I like it
>>1269587damn that's a sweet bike.are you really hardcore into road cycling or do you just have insane amounts of disposable income.real question , I don't judge
>>1269644Thanks! I ride a lot and train to race as a cat 2, plus our team is sponsored by Trek this year. Could definitely be on something cheaper but with the amount of time I spend on the bikes I want to enjoy them.
>>1269622>doesn't know what a mixte frame isyour opinions are trash, goodbye
>>1268603>remove reflector Keep your mom safe anonAlso I both hate and love the rear brake routing...elegant but also obtrusive by today’s standards
>>1269685>>doesn't know what a mixte frame isNeither do you, apparently.
>>1269700that schwinn is an american style mixte frame. check yourself, retard :)
>>1269700Go on, sperg out on how it’s technically not a mixte but an American “step-through,” the differences are minute.
>>1269622>What is the point of the frame geometry . Cool bike but I never understand why you would make a frame like thatFashion mostly. Originally in the 19th century step through frames were made for women to ride with skirts. The idea that mens bikes have horizontal top tubes while womens bikes have sloping top tubes is just some bullshit that stuck. It's really nonsense since it became standard for women to wear trousers.There are advantages in certain scenarios to be able to mount the bike without having to throw your leg high above it, but the real reason is mostly just gendered aesthetics, and I'm glad it's going away.
>>1269705>>1269706>american style mixteFirst I've heard about it. I've always been told that the defining characteristic of a mixte is specifically a split top tube going from the head tube all the way to the rear hub.
>>1269707It always seemed very structulary unsound to me.Thanks for a real answer aside from these people that try to correct me incorrectly
>>1269710oh did you hear? he hasn't heard of it, so it mustn't be real.
>>1269725you don't deserve a "real answer"
>arguing this much over a middle-aged woman’s bicycle frame/n/ has really stepped up its game today
>>1269523looks cool, but i think the maximum i can fit is a 700x25. >>1269568yes, the bartape is awesome, but its so faded now, and it has some holes. Ideally i want to find something like it to replace it>>1269589looked into Veloflex Master. Probably gonna go for those. they look awesome!>>1269622thanks. it needs a lot of work done (complete dissasembly of the shifters, new cables and new grease everywhere) Once its complete, it will be my new awesome city-bike
>>1269725>It always seemed very structulary unsound to me.It's not a problem for casual riding.
>>1269622My mom is 5'1", she would not be able to stand above the top tube of any bike with >26" wheels if the top tube is above the wheels. She wanted a "racing bike", and a road bike is harder to find/more expensive in 26" or less so 27"/700 mixte was best option. Can't really get her a child's road bike. This mixtes top tube is perfect for her, she can mount with ease.
>>1269109Idk if this is lens distortion or what but did trek nigger raise his saddle?
>>1269765you did gud anon and im sure your mom will be happy, hell, i quite like riding step throughs myself, it's just a comfy feeling not having a bar there. while we're on the subject though, terrys are the best solution and there are lots of them around
>>1269769can confirm that saddle is raised.
>>1269765I didn't realize this much consideration went into the frame choice.
>>1269772frame choice is the most important factor to consider since a frame's geometry is permanent and will determine the characteristics of the final product
>>1269617Another picture with my friends bike
>>1269838>the chad steelie>the virgin aluminum
>>1269860>chad has a comfort saddlewhat kind of idiot are you
>>1269876>lower saddle on track bike than chad steelsince when was being a manlet being a chad?
>>1269838>brakeless>clean white bar tapeWe know which one of you actually rides
>>1269682thats pretty rad my dude
Just one?It's a Merida. Lacks any soul whatsoever- which means I don't wince so badly when I go over a pothole.
>>1269885t. bumped his head writing this post
>>1269838That Kilo WT is hngngg
Been riding this around. Just stripped and painted the frame, and yes, I know it's fucked, but it rides like a big and geared BMX.
>>1269898Something about the green WT color is so perfect. I usually hate that range of green but they got it perfect
>>1269913british racing green
>>1269905Looks comfortable for city riding. If you enjoy it, ride it.
>>1269886That's a fine bike. Put some wider tires and you'll have a fast as fuck bike for city riding.
New year's riding home
>>1269883I just got it for Xmas.
>>1269934That looks like a terribl ride. You need a fatbike.
>>1269765your mom mounted me with ease, too.
>>1270011That was uncalled for.
>>1270019it was called for.she phoned and said to come over.
>>1270020This Board is going downhill :)
>>1270020It was easy because she only had to lift herself 3 inches to get onto your cock.
>>1269919british racing green is a nicer green but that green is emerald green, which is nice as well. The difference is the amount of blue within the green. Emerald green has a kinda tealish note while british racing green is a very pure green, maybe slightly olive at times. I love green,
Setup right before 500km in 18 hours straight trip
>>1270023eh, it was more like 2, 2½" honestly.
>>1270071that rules.... how was the ride and what bike?
>>1270149Trek Checkpoint Alr4. The ride was smooth. My first bike packing trip, total of 800km. Wasn't really planning on going the last 500km in one day but it was the ride back home so I just kept going.Most fun was stopping by shops for food and talk about the trip.Most sad part was the summer vacation traffic. At one point I was in a constant traffic with cars going 100km/h beside me for 4 hour straight. My ears and my head was numb and I needed a long break after that.Thinking of doing it again this summer thought.
>>1270071>500km in 18hbloody impressive>>1270163>alongside traffic on a boring motorwayuffda that sucks
>>1270164Thank you! I don't know my average speed but I did pass one slow moving truck that were going about 30km/h.I also removed half of my bags on the home trip because I was loading up about 25kg of stuff + water. (I thought I were going to be cooking food so I had cooking supplies with me)My girlfriend will be joining me next year, which will be freaking interesting because the solitary time while doing 800km alone was awful... and also great. It was weird.
>>1270176Are those solar panels on the back? May I suggest a dynamo hub instead.
>>1270176>500kmI'm out of shape and 100 miles has always been brutal/awesome as you are describing. Getting lost in small towns and meeting people was great for sure. You feel free and normal.I haven't done an all-day ride since I got a smartphone, I wonder if the navigation feature would ruin the fun of it
>>1270177dynohub + battery bank = extra comfy
>>1270177>>1270180>wasting 3% of your power on charging a phone/lights
>>1270184How much drag do u think that sail has?A full power hub is 3W which I would hope is less than 3%.
>>1270180>>1270184>>1270177It worked well this summer. It kept 2x Anker banks charged and my phone while on GPS at full charge as long as I wasn't riding in the woods.It was actually using fast charging on my phone which was pretty interesting.I would like to go Dyno hub but I don't know how to install it and I live far away from any shop. My only transportation is my bike.Also while watching the Trans AM I noticed a lot of people having really bad issues with their dyno hubs so I figured a solar panel in summer would be a nice thing to try out.
>>1270185>dynamo hubs are 100% efficient
>>1270178The navigation feature doesnt ruin the fun imo. It helped me get out of the woods a few times and it also helped me find stores while on the road.When I set off in the morning on my first ride I was just blindly following the navigation and it screwed me over because I went too deep into the woods and was out of food and water for 3 hours.This teached me to zoom out on the navigation more and look for alternative routes when it wanted me to go on a wood path or long lonely roads.I'd say, keep the navigation but think of it like a map instead of just letting it do the riding for you.
>>1270194>>1270178Wrong picture, meant to use this one.>>1270185To be honest, i've looked into this and it's a lot less drag than you think because you can keep an aero position with it (which I did 95% of the time).It even follows your movement when you are standing up and pedal like crazy because it's loose and "sway" with the bike.(Sorry for my blog posts and pictues if it annoys people)
>>1269622I'm new to road riding, I've read great reviews, I've been riding them for 200 km without flats, grip is ok. I wish they were a bit wider considering tarmac is not that great everywere I go.
got my 2015 Santa Cruz Highball C for 1500 from some dude who gave up cycling for running for some ungodly reason but I fucking love this bike
>>1270184>implying that 3W lost is done big dealgit gud
>>1270191>Also while watching the Trans AM I noticed a lot of people having really bad issues with their dyno hubswhat kind of issues were they having?
another $100 grocery run
>>1270444...did you ride with the eggs like that?
>>1270445I guess he likes adventures.
>>1270444> groceries> $100Yep has to be Canada
>>1270444Dude just get your groceries delivered, it's like $5 these days and saves so much time
>>1270444>$100Did that include the cost of the bike?
>>1270372They had wire issues and many had to find shops to get them fixed. Even after they had them fixed, many kept having issues with their wires connected to their outlets.
Are minivelo leet or lame?
>>1270486Damn, that sounds annoying.I know there is a system with SON hubs where you can use the fork dropouts as the conduit directly, but bugger me those are expensive, and you need a fork specifically built for it.>>1270491certified cool as a cucumber, baby
>>1269587>>1269682Why do you buy such weird bikes? Do you ride at 150 km/h? And how much to they cost?
>>1270498Cat 2 means the dude is a pretty high level amateur racer, sponsored means he almost certainly got a nice discount on them. But retail you'd definitely be looking at an easy $5k+
>>1270498What's weird about a current Trek road race and TT bike? What does riding at 150 km/h have to do with bicycles? Are you having a stroke?
this is what I've been riding the past week. tried clipless pedals for a couple days but didn't feel worth the hassle
>>1270508They just seem to be designed for such speeds, I don't know much about road race bikes. I want to know what this bike is for.
>>1270517You are right, they are designed to keep you going as fast as possible.I bought one because I see it like a racecar. It's not something you buy to go at top speeds but you buy it for what it can do if you get there.A road bike is really good at handling speed even if youre only going 70km/h downhill and have to take a scary turn, better be on a road bike (or something close to it) than an old steel city bike.
>>1270449ATL, baby>>1270454I'll look into that.but lots of times I find what I want by wandering around the store and also it's not healthy for me to be a shut-in.still might be nice>>1270484it included the cost of yer mum
>>1270444> Mayo> SalamiSort yourself out
>>1270454>Dude just get your groceries delivered, it's like $5 these days and saves so much timeIt costs more than that.
>>1270715>he still thinks fat is bad for you
Blurry photo is blurry.
>>1270725>he still thinks polyunsaturated industrial seed oils are the same as saturated fats from ruminant animals
>>1268496>The bag was a giftxD I have a feeling you asked for 'bike stuff' for christmas. The gf/wife/mom then went into woman mode when they saw the bag and thought "this looks niiiice AND it's bike related." It's like buying your wife a new pickup or gun or something stereo typically manly
>>1270725oh and nitrites cause cancerhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/01/bacon-cancer-processed-meats-nitrates-nitrites-sausages
>>1270784>xD I have a feeling you asked for 'bike stuff' for christmas. The gf/wife/mom then went into woman mode when they saw the bag and thought "this looks niiiice AND it's bike related." It's like buying your wife a new pickup or gun or something stereo typically manlyShe bought him a cutesy bike bag, it's just a trendy bag if he had a retro cruiser or dutch style city bike. As I said before that hang style bag is supposed to be slid forward and be attached near the front of the top tube.If anon is getting fish-slapped do this:- that bag tag is probably folded over. Take some fishing line and run it inside the tag then tie the fishing line up and around the head tube then secure with a steady knot. The bag should now be useable with minimal slap.Part of having a MTB or beater is jerry rigging shit and rigging it so it doesn't brush or slap or pester you while you ride.
>>1270821what's going on with that fork on blue boy there>>1270745>>1270515I like that colorpretty cooooool
it's completely black yea
>>1270988>black and red>coolFred pls
>>1270783>>1270785>he buys low quality productsI'm sorry you're poor but not everyone else is
>>1269928internet sainttoo many people on /n/ shit on anything that didnt cost an arm and a leg
>>1271013You don't like black and red?
>>1271013Literally the fastest colorsThose retards shitting up the other thread about buying speed or something should just look into faster frame colors.
>>1271051Not particularly, no.
>>1271081well then i guess you wont like my bike
>>1271093You're right. The zip ties and sagging saddlebag aren't helping either.
>>1271093I like how the mudguard matches the fork and the frame.
>>1271023Yeah, I know. Cyclists are way too snob sometimes.I think all bikes can be a good bike given the proper use and proper care.Double sus is smooth as fuck to ride on the city.
>>1270821nice rides, manlet
>>1271093i like the bike, and the mudguard but those cables look so crowded and messy
>>1271119EXACTLY you can love the sport of biking and maintain good bike without spend hundreds on a new bike, what you already have is fine if youre willing to put the effort into it and LEARN
>>1269928There's nothing comfortable about improper leg extension
>>1271130Your setup looks more complicated that instruments on soviet aircraft. Why do you need that much speedometers?
>>1268307That bike is trash anonAlso>cross chaining
>>1271014too dumb to bother correctingeat up :)
>>1270745Now with added reflective tape on the fork.
>>1269682Lol I threw a team dream sticker on my race bike's top tube but I thought it looked out of place, I put the other one on my oldschool winter bike and love it though, no clue why
>>1271265As a roadie, I must admit that this bike looks like a fuckton of fun my man
>>1271270I mostly use it for winter commuter and occasionally for getting lost in the woods.
>>1271283I've considered an iron cross. What is it like?
My racer and the good ´ol commuter i use to get to work and do errands. I am on the lookout for a retro steel racer to fix up and use for commuting.
>>1268206So sexy - t-the bike of-course
It finally got terrible enough out to go properly riding.
>>1271357Nice. Have a pic of it clean?
>>1268832Uh, no they haven't.Besides tucking your shoulders in you can't physically get narrower at the shoulders, torso, and hips.Wiggins, Froome, Thomas--they're all still riding 5-8 inch drops on XS frames.
>>1271375Yeah didn't Froome actually lower his bars 15 mm this year? I thought most pros were going lower since the UCI relaxed the rule that saddles have to be completely level.
My new bike..I found and rescued her from the woods. She was abandoned and had a broken rear derailleur
>>1269587That color is the hot one from last year, they are everywhere...so dope
>>1271376>>1271375Eh, Froome changed a lot of his setup this year in the middle of the Giro iirc, including the saddle itself which is pretty odd.
>>1271387I remember your last post.Nice job mate.
>>1271307Love it, great do it all bike, not fast tho. Considering a triple
>>1271503get a subcompact instead or you'll have to change your derailer and shifters too
>>1271350Why is your commute bike so different from your racer?
>>1271503Is that sora, 9 speed?What crank/cassette setup are you running?
>>1271515Because it's what i currently own, it once belonged to my father-in-laws wife's dad and i got it when my old bike got stolen. It had a broke saddle, bent wheel, and broken gears so i put on a new wheel, saddle and made it single speed and now it serves me well. Although i am on the lookout for something like pic related and slap on splashguards, a carrier a sideback and a saddle for my son to ride in.
>>1271521Yup, 50/34, 11/34. Would like to do some touring, but the current setup doesn't get low enough when loaded up. >>1271513Probably a better idea. Don't like the idea of loosing out on the top end, but if I'm honest it's not often I max it out.
>>127147639$ for the whole repair. It's going to be my woods rig. Mechanical disk brakes and a rock shocks cheap fork.
>>1271528Problem is that all the people on craigslist with bikes like that no matter what the condition just write "vintage" and ask $500.
Stuck with trainer for now.
>>1271752get your bed off the floor, faggot
>>1271752and the dork disc off that wheel
>>1271752>using normal road tire on traineryike
>>1271755he looks like a broke college kid, with a nice Bianchi, fuck the bed frame, he has his priorities in order.>>1271778I use my old tires on my trainer, when they have a few hundred miles left, they get eatin up on the tacx.
>>1271752my only gripe is the dork disc, and the stem, once you get your geometry dialed in, trim your steerer tube for safety and aesthetics.
>>1271718there are lots of them though with dried out grease and cables and some scratches that have never really actually been ridden and all the damage is from mother time
>>1271752>sweating into your carpetThat's a yikes from me
get a real bike /n/
>>1271859What does that feel like to ride
>>1271861its a fun bike to get around town on and just ride with mates. I'm not seriously into cycling either. it gets me a to b and i can put the esky in the back and im set
>>1271859ur mum is a real bike and i'm gunna be riding her awwwlllll niiiiite
got this fairly recently. need to put new wheels and tires on it
>>1271796there's no excuse for the bed to be on the floor. its a clear indicator of immaturity. bed frames are basically free in college towns; check craigslist, or spend less than $100 on a plain frame that elevates the bed just enough to use under-bed storage boxes. this shit isn't just gf repellant, its wasting space.
>>1271919were you raised by a family of bed frames or what, you sound like a little bitch
>>1271928continue to sleep on the floor and look poor.
>>1271755Enjoy your dust and spiders
>>1271931i have a bed frame, stay mad about some anon’s lack of bed frame. absolutely pathetic. seek help.
>>1271866Proper picture pls, love me some red+yellow C'dale>>1271922What chainring sizes? They look awfully close
>>1271937>i have a bed frame>seek helpdoubt it. take your own advice.
>>1271948i’m not the anon with the bianchi, idiot
>>1271939175 mm maybe its the angle?
>>1271955Chainrings ya dingus, not cranks
>>1268453Take the unused chainring off if you're running SS. Looks great otherwise.>>1268603Nice, are the cranks new?>>1269491Fricking rad. Keep the bar tape if you can. >>1270176Nice bikes. That trip sounds rad.
>>1271922What pedals are those?
>>1272499Crankbrothers stamp 3 in large