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Please post your requirements in a bike and also your budget and height anons, and someone will more likely be able to help you.

Some dedicated anons will give recommendations if you post your local craigslist too. May Sheldon Brown give favour to them on their rides.

Anybody up for writing some copypaste general text advice for future generals?

Old thread:>>1251650
Current thread:>>1268273
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These anons have unresolved questions from the previous thread that are unlikely to be seen because the thread is about to die.

1. >>1268263
2. >>1268262
3. >>1267987
4. >>1267701


>>1267987
I'm not too familiar with diesel short buses but seems expensive for the miles and age. Cutaway gas buses usually get sold at 200,000 miles for less than $2,000 and you can usually pick up a full 30+ foot transit bus for around $5,000, granted the transit buses have more miles but they are designed for that. What do you plan to use it for?
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>>1268273
Who created that unreadable mess of a flow diagram? They should be sent back to the re-education camp to relearn how to make a flow diagram that is capable of actually being followed properly. At least they only suggest a MTB for appropriate use. Where's the entry level road bike? Doesn't exist apparently.
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>>1268262
>I didn't see a QTDDTOT thread so I'm asking this here. If there is a place for this, please let me know.
>Friend invited me on a long journey in the spring. I have a sort-of mountain bike that I don't want to use because it is bulky and, really, crap. I only use it because it is cheap.
>I'd like to get a better bike for this trip. Something that has disk brakes, but otherwise, I am not too picky. I also would like to be able to sit somewhat straight up because I have a bad back and the road-bike position hurts after just a few minutes.
>Anyone have any suggestions for a good cheap bike to look at?

Marin Muirwoods
hydro disc brakes, 9x3 drivetrain, rack mounts for low riders in the front and fenders/ racks all around, and most importantly a steel frame, which is ideal for touring. You could also fit some more comfortable wrap around bars too. I would advise against sitting straight up though, as a rigid spine will transmit bumps rather than flexing like suspension. Do core exercises.

If you want cheaper, abandon the idea of disc brakes and probably look used.
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>>1268276
thanks for the exposure.
forget about the 1. the yellow bike is already sold.
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>>1268273
This flowchart sucks so much.
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Shit image. If you ain't fit, a bike is a good way to get to that point.
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Any advice on buying bikes for taller people (im 6'1") especially buying used bc im in uni and broke
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>>1268273
>Please post your requirements in a bike and also your budget and height
freestyle BMX, full cromo frame+bar+fork+crank, sealed bearings, brakes not required
~$600
6'1"
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>>1268746
what school u at i'll poke around CL for you sometime today
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>>1268276

>>1268263
Death is no reason to drop your standards anon.
>>1268262
Obvious choice for touring is a touring bike. Drop bars don't affect how aggressive your setup is. If you go with something like the Muirwoods, see trekking bikes for how it should be setup, with say a butterfly bar.

>>1267701
Ali express is a horror show. Go at your own risk.
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>>1268755
Buffalo, thanks!
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Newfag here in need of a bike to cycle to work.
1.8 miles of standard road (England).
I'm 5'7" and fit.
I don't have much money and the job is likely minimum wage, so a cheap but viable solution is what I need. I'll have a look at Gumtree (Craigslist equivalent) for now, but any tips are appreciated.
Thanks!
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>>1269352

Something like say, a Btwin riverside hybrid, if you can't find anything used.
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>>1269363
Adding to this, the Riverside 120 looks perfect. No rubbish suspension fork, & eight gears. The rear derailleur looks shit, but even a Shimano Altus would be a nice improvement.
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Im trying to buy pic related for a commuter conversion, im 6 ft and the buyer said he is too so i think the frame will fit fine

but idk what is with this bike. the frame geometry either looks really modern or its a womens bike.

What do you /n/iggas think?
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>>1269542
its a tiny womans bike and it won't fit you
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>>1269597
thank you anon, you saved me some pain, but now i need to find a new bike :/
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>>1268273
This chart is nearly impossible to follow
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I want 2019 to be the year when I get back to cycling after 15 years.

I'm looking for a bike which is good in most weather circumstances so I don't have to take a break during winter or rainy weeks. Mainly I want to use it daily to get around in the city and outside of it (road quality differs street by street) which means roughly 1 hour per day, but I would also like to use this on bigger, hundred miles journeys which would happen like once a year. My budget is around $400-500. I'm considering the following bikes so far:

Fitness:
Trek FX or Trek FX 2 Disc
KELLYS PHYSIO 10
Gravel:
KONA Dew
Road:
B'twin Triban 100 or 500

I'm not even sure what kind of bike would be the best, but so far I'm leaning towards the Trek bikes.
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I'm going to assume bike accessories go into /bbg/.
I'm shopping for panniers, ideally something that could hold my laptop (around 15" I think?), is waterproof (with a built in rain cover being acceptable) and can be carried around like a regular bag(s) when I take it off.
Basically something to use instead of a backpack for work and uni.
https://www.amazon.com/BV-Panniers-Capacity-Detachable-Shoulder/dp/B06XB11PV7/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1546354934&sr=8-21&keywords=pannier&th=1
These are the kind I'm looking into, look pretty nice and in my budget but some of the reviews kind of discourage me from getting it.
Any recommendations?
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>>1269943
i'd just get a nice waterproof backpack and ziptie a metal basket to put it in, to the top of your rack, front or rear.

higher center of gravity, but more convenient to take on and off and you can get a much nicer bag for daily use that way. plus it's not going to break. which cheap panniers inevitably will.

the multi purpose pannier is going to be full of compromises for both uses.
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>>1269787
Sorry, forgot the links:

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-1/p/17446/?colorCode=black
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-2-disc/p/23350/?colorCode=greenvisibility
https://www.kellysbike.com/en/fitness-c630/physio-10-p57826

http://www.konaworld.com/dew.cfm

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-road-bike-grey-id_8377732.html
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-500-road-bike-black-id_8379069.html

Another related question is size. I'm 189 and I'm unsure if an L or an XL would fit me better. Pic is the size chart of the Kellys'.
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>>1269787
are you in the US or europe?
if you want something that rides well on rough roads and for long distances, try to stay away from anything with an aluminium fork (all of your options bar the btwins). Ideally you want a chromoly steel frame & chromoly steel fork, but if not, then you want a carbon fork. I can't recommend the btwins with microshift drivetrains either but maybe that's ok, i just have no idea. Definitely don't get a cheap 1x bike either, you want a double or triple chainring. Jamis & Marin make chromoly steel hybrids and most all touring bikes are made of it, but those are probably out of your pricerange (a fuji touring is $~800)

A bike with an aluminium fork doesn't suit your purposes at all and is just in general pretty shitty. I mean it's still a bike and it's better than a cheap suspension fork atleast but it's really in 'just do whatever' territory.

I would probably be looking used at that pricepoint personally.
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>>1269787
to add
if you want to ride in all weather and tour on it then you'll want braze on mounts for racks & fenders, which bikes like that will almost inevitably have.

Really above is just my perspective though, but I also do think that you can get good use and have fun on almost any bike really and the most important thing is to get something you like for often arbitrary reasons, something that 'speaks to you', not necessarily what technically makes sense or someone else thinks you should ride.
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>>1269976
>the multi purpose pannier is going to be full of compromises for both uses.

Yeah, I totally agree.
I've been looking for a convenient solution for carrying stuff on my bike and I think what you said it's the better way.

A multipurpose pannier it's not a replacement for a good old backpack simply because when you go walking, the pannier becomes a satchel bag, which is less convenient than a backpack.
With a normal backpack I can have all of the stuff I use and need in it all the time and when I have to travel on my bike I can just throw it on the basket, quickly, without wasting time.
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>>1269999
mad quads I got there.
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>>1269999
>>1270000

I've become the Quads Master
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>>1269976
>>1269999 (nice quads)
I appreciate the input and will consider it, but it's not like I'd use those multi purpose panniers as actual backpacks, I just meant I'd like some that are easy to remove and carry the last few meters from where I parked my bike to my classroom, somehow I feel as if the basket option would let me carry less because I'd need to put the bag in the basket, which means I need a bag smaller than the basket which means I need a smallish bag.
Actually, now that I think about it, what's stopping me from just buying a few of those plastic clips (I forgot what they're called, the ones in pic related), attach it to my regular backpack and then attach those to my back rack?
It's a small backpack anyway, not one of those full blown highschool ones, and it does have those plastic loops on the straps which I imagine can be used specifically for this.
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>>1270003
eh, not an achievement on a board as slow as /n/
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>>1268273
I have a 2014 aluminum frame, would getting a new frame be a valuable upgrade?
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>>1270056
it depends on what frame you have, the year it was made does not mean much
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>>1270058
its a road frame made from aluminium alloy of good quality, or at least it looks good. It's not from a major bike manufacturer like trek or specialized, so I am wondering how much better their frames are?
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Somewhat related question, gow do I not get fucked in the ass at a mechanic's? How much should I pay to get my bent chain and fucked rear derailleur fixed?

inb4 fix it yourself, I've tried and just made it worse. Will probably need a new chain.
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>>1270026
If that's how you gonna use it, then go for it, buy the panniers.
I would rather use a regular backpack attached to the rear rack with those plastic clips like you said though. In fact, I've done exactly that, but with a handlebar bag which is kind of small and ended up being almost never used so that's why I prefer the basket method. I even sewed the clips myself.

Everyone have different needs when carrying stuff on a bike so go with what suits you best. If your goal is to carry stuff to the classroom, the panniers will get you covered.
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>>1270105
>bent chain

What?
You mean bent specific links?

I don't know about US prices, but have in mind that derailleurs can be aligned with certain tool. After it's aligned, you just need to properly set it up with the barrel adjusters and limit bolts so it shifts smoothly.
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>>1270110
Several bent links, many so subtle I wouldn't be able to eyeball it. I'm guessing they'll just put a new chain on given the shitty condition.

I'm in Australia and I'm guessing anywhere is going to charge me about $100 all up.
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>>1270026
All of that's gonna work fine. As above anon says, there's lots of good ways to carry stuff on a bike.
If you want to take the basketpill, have a look in homeware stores, they have a lot of different kinds for cheap.
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>>1269991
I'm in the EU, so there's a lot of manufacturers which are likely don't ship to the US. Also getting advice on buying used bikes here is hard because of language barriers.

I don't really want a used bike because I'm just not knowledgeable enough yet to decide if what I see is good or not, but way back I always rode used bikes and I hated it but there was no better alternative.

I'm down for steel frames and forks, but funnily enough I usually see that on cheaper bikes. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough?

I'm kinda demotivated tho. Maybe I'll just save up cash and try it at another time. Or maybe I'll do what worked in the past: just get some cheap used shit and get used to its flaws.
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>>1269991
And forgot to say: thanks for the help and the tips!
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Looking for a mostly down hill bike for a ~3 mile bike commute.

Budget ~300$

Local craigslist: https://seattle.craigslist.org/

Any suggestions?
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>>1270274
how tall are you?
and what do you mean by mostly downhill lol
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>>1270274
Height 5’7

My ride is one hill down to my train stop and one hill down to my office
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im 6ft looking for a commuter/beater, this firestone vagabond looks like it has everything i want

https://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/d/fairport-kinda-kool-bike/6745436236.html


what do you guys think?

seems like a deal with full fenders and my personal favorite kind of shifting levers (the suicide kind)
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>>1270276
https://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/frame-sizer

this is good tool to find which size bikes will fit you
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>>1270275
ive heard of uphill both ways, but not down, that sounds awesome
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>>1270274
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-vtg-custom-trek-800-mtb/6782871103.html

I'd get this one. Decent old bike, good condition, upgradeable, nice and cheap

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/auburn-classic-specialized-chromoly-mtb/6781478975.html

very similiar but i like the blue more. has better nice new brake pads though

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-diamondback-apex-bicycle-bike/6784375804.html

a bit more modern, and higher end, this would be my 2nd pick.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-nishiki-backroads-mountain-bike/6782567483.html
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-nishiki-manitoba-mountain-bike/6783192755.html

2 other decent options from the same seller, but gripshift, which i hate.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-bridgestone-cb-1-city-limit/6782024946.html

also the same guy also good

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/renton-schwinn-tempo-53-cm-road-bike/6778077919.html

decent road bike, upgraded brakes which is great, good condition, very high gearing though, no real low gears.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-sekai-mixte-city-cruiser-52cm/6780461868.html

if you literally just mean riding down hills and not up them this singlespeed could be comfy and simple

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-mercier-kilo-wt/6780876490.html

as could this, which you can run as a singlespeed, not a fixed gear.
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>>1270291
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>>1270113
That's just the normal cost of labor in any non-shithole economy. Changing chain & derailer isn't rocket science; look up a couple YT videos and give it another go. A decent multi-tool will have the necessary Allen key(s) + basic chain tool; master links can be "latched" simply by tensioning the chain with the crank.
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>>1270172
For used bikes in the EU, look for older touring-oriented franes with lots of eyelets for attaching racks/mud guards. Integrated derailer hanger is a reliable indicator of a quality frame. For buying new, expect to pay >€500 or be prepared to make significant compromises.
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>>1270291
One-piece crank = department store shitter. Keep looking.
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>>1270113
Hold up. How did you bend your chain to begin with, and are you sure there's nothing else wrong with it?

If it's just the chain, just replace it yourself. If it's just the rd and hanger as well, just replace that yourself. If there's something more there it's a different story.

Vid vaugely related?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdM94SBJvj0

>>1270056
Probably not.
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>>1270299
lol! okay i get what you mean
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>>1270317
but thats a standard for older bikes anyway

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/opc.html
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>>1270361
Yes, but it's also a standard for new shit bikes.
Beach cruisers come with them for example.
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>>1270274

>>1270275

>>1270276

>>1270292
~52 cm since I’m 5’7
Found this https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/mundo-cycles-steel-lugged-racer-50cm/6785126353.html

Thoughts?

>>1270293
It’s great the bus will do majority of the up hills. Just got to be weary of the constant rain...

>>1270297
I think I might want to get disc brakes or would they be overkill
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>>1270419
>https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/mundo-cycles-steel-lugged-racer-50cm/6785126353.html

anon that is a fucking piece of shit and there are lots of nice old road bikes on your craigslist, like the one i recommended.

disc brakes are not necessary, not attainable in your pricerange and cheap ones aren't even necessarily better than good rim brakes. If you want very decent rim braking that's doable though, either choosing what you get or upgrading it.
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it's got stem shifters, suicide brake levers, stamped steel dropouts, claw derailer hanger, no cable stops on the frame, a cottered crank & steel wheels

those are all things to generally avoid
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>>1268273
>OP pic
>recommending a hybrid ever for any reason ever which had through
Kek, to be honest.
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Is this a good bike guys? I'm 6'3 and commute everyday in Seattle. Bike touring seems cool too

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bik/d/bellingham-surly-long-haul-trucker-60-cm/6764907974.html
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Can you "switch off" suspension on every fork which has suspension or only certain types allow you to do so?
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Not /bike buy/ per se but I'd like to have some recommendations from people more knowledgeable than I am.
What are some essential tools I must have for maintaining my bicycle?
So far I have:
- Torx set
- pump
- chain tool
- 8 9 10 wrenches
- hex keys
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>>1270462
yeah, they're very decent, you might find it to be overly stiff and quite heavy though, because they're designed for heavy loaded touring. With a heavy load they're very stable and basically tanks but unloaded kinda dull frames to ride, especially with those heavy duty tires.

Most nicer 80s/90s steel bikes will be more fun to ride unloaded, lighter, and less to worry about for theft.
But you can't really do much better for heavy loaded touring.
The build on it is quite good too, those nitto bars are very nice. You can easily modify it with a triple too, to get a wider gear range, which would be necessary for touring. But as is it would make a great commuter.

I don't much like the black but that's just me, it could be made pretty nice with a silver post and some colour.
imo ride it and see if you like it and have $500 cash in your hand
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>>1270463
nah not all suspension has a lockout.
and even when you do lock them out they don't ride like rigid forks, which are designed to passively flex for comfort and weigh a lot less.
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>>1270465
some rags and some chain lube and a tub of grease
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>>1270465
& some kerosene
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>>1270472
kerosene for degreaser purpose?
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>>1270468
Alright, thanks!
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>>1270467
thanks, anon!
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Can you use thicker tires during the winter on a road bike? So just like with cars having two sets of tires? Or is it better to plan ahead and get a gravel or crosstrek or something like that to begin with if one plans to ride in every season?
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>>1268710
This
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>>1270465
Look at the park tools collections for a general sense. SK3, EK2, AK3, although not all of those are critical.

Chemicals. A lubricant, for the chain, a light oil, some basic grease, degreaser.

Flat repair. Patches, tire irons, ect.

A spoke wrench is a very good idea, especially if you're fat.

Some sort of brush for cleaning.

A basic multitool that can travel with you is a good idea.

A couple of screwdrivers. A torque wrench, especially if you have a carbon fiber bike.

>>1270474
Yes.

>>1270483
>Can you use thicker tires during the winter on a road bike? So just like with cars having two sets of tires?
Yes. A car with two sets of tires would be more like a bicycle with a winter wheelset.

>Or is it better to plan ahead and get a gravel or crosstrek or something like that to begin with if one plans to ride in every season?

Depends more on your bike and your weather condidtion. A racing bike that struggles with 27s, and the n+1 is clearly the way to go. If you get full on snow, or wet leaves, and new jersey potholes the n+1 is the way to go.

>>1270463
Any suspension that doesn't lock out, you should assume is garbage and not worth buying.
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>>1270483
Depends on your frame's tire clearance but yes, everyone does that
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>>1268273
This chart is a steaming dump. The jokes are fine but it doesn't even flow well.
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Should I just wait until spring to buy a new bike? Or is now a good time because of less demand?


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>>1270723
Post Christmas you've got a big glut of crap on the second hand market but a lot of bike shops and direct to consumer brands will be dumping their 2018 stock

If you're looking secondhand there might be something OK out there but you have to wade through a ton of big box store crap, looking new I'd say now is the time to buy
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>>1270375
this one is from 1960-80 certainly not new
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>>1270723
agreed. my bike shop just put all the 2018 stuff on closeout. at least 10% off.
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I'm looking for buying a new mountain bike, mostly for Enduro purposes. I've come up with 3 bikes that fall into my budget: Commencal Clash, Canyon Torque and YT Capra.
1. https://www.commencalusa.com/clash-origin-2019-c2x26304850
2. https://www.canyon.com/en-us/gravity/torque/torque-al-5-0?fbclid=IwAR2zwN34S72ogmqEbrkQnYVwwAzyIY16gFjGtxTQp7_j6sShhqc5E6L--bM
3. https://us.yt-industries.com/detail/index/sArticle/1944/sCategory/260

Anyone have any opinions on these bikes? How come the cheaper Canyon Torque comes with dropper and a better shock but is still cheaper? Or should I ignore that "sale" price? Is having the superdeluxe shock (as opposed to the deluxe) important?

I was leaning towards YT Capra but then I found Clash and Torque and now I'm conflicted. I'm pretty set on picking one of these 3 bikes since they are within my budget
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New to bikes, want something for college. I'd prefer something between what I have now (Some standard Sunday BMX) and a mountain bike. Would be used for college campus getting around etc. I'm unfamiliar with pricing, and what my budget should look like. Thoughts?
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>>1271455
>something between what I have now (Some standard Sunday BMX) and a mountain bike.

rigid singlespeed mtb
a decent one like pic related will cost you around $1000. They're really fun for cruising round urban areas and capable on trails.
You might find a good deal down to $500 on a unit or similiar.

If you want to spend less, go used, in good markets you can get a very decent older rigid mtb for $100-200 and you could cheaply convert it to SS if you wanted. They ride nicely, not as fun to bash around as like a kona unit, and it won't have hydro disc brakes, but still very decent.
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>>1271455
>something between what I have now (Some standard Sunday BMX) and a mountain bike
This is the kind of bike I want to buy next actually. A new budget tier big bmx is like $300 with brand name ones (like SE Bikes) in the $500+ range brand new. You can probably find a used one for around $100 or so depending on your market
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/dirt-jumper-dj-adult-bmx-bikes/bigwake-dj-adult-bmx-bikes.htm
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What do you think of this as a commuter? I have an ok hybrid right now but was thinking of upgrading to something I could use as a winter bike too. I wonder if they are trying to make it look like a good deal saying it was €1177. Seems dubious that this bike would cost that much. It has Sora groupset and pretty cheap wheels.
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>>1272008
American import tax, I assume.
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>>1272008
Your hybrid would make a better winter commuter than a road bike.
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>>1270361
It's a standard for cruisers and other bikes that were ridden at walking pace on a weekend. Department store """ten-speeds""" like your pic-related were the only skinny-tire bikes (aside from good-quality Schwinn Varsi/nental boat anchors) to use one-piece cranks. You're going to regret buying that garbage heap, anon
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>>1272008
Looks pricey for a commuter but that's not a problem if you're not worried about theft. Aren't those Claris levers?
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Hey, dudes. I'm looking to buy a bike after about a 3 years hiatus.

I'm not sure what I should get, now. I used to have to commute 20 miles a day over rough and paved terrain, so I had a fairly nice, big Specialized bike that handled it all - I actually took it on Cycle Oregon and did about 60 miles in a day on it, even with its non-road tires.

Now, though, I'm in a car driving two cities away for work, and would bike on the weekends. But I'd like to be able to take it to the mountains, as well. Since I have $$$, now...which direction should I aim in, would you think? I don't necessarily think I'd get a road commuter, would I, with those thin tires? I've never ridden one, since my Hulk legs could always carry the mountain bike forever...but it's been a hiatus, and I won't be using the bike the same way, now, so, any input would be helpful.

I live in Kitsap County, right across from Seattle.
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>>1272242
To follow up, I probably would only bike on the weekends, maybe cross-county now and then, and maybe on nights after work. I could always end up getting an actual mountain bike for the dirt.
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Looking for a bike to take me around college. Mostly roads and shitty brick pathways with some crazy uphill slopes.

Budget: Around 300-400

Local craigslist: https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/

Thanks anons
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>>1268273
Is this the worst image ever produced?
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>>1272242
I'd just get a sora/tiagra/105 road bike but you could get an adventure/gravel/cx bike if you want more of an allrounder
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>>1272242
road bikes are really pretty awesome
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>>1272360
No. It fails even in that regard.
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>>1272357
We need to know your height for proper recommendations, but your best bet would be a rigid MTB: triple chainring for those hills and wide tires for those shitty paths.

In any case here's a few that caught my eye, specially this first one which is fucking RAD
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/arlington-skykomish-size-l-mt-bike/6783402958.html

Loving the paintjob on this one too
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/fairfax-gt-all-terra-outpost-bike-large/6788684884.html

Here's a couple of very similar hybrids, second one is a tad pricier because of dick breaks (also first one has 700mm wheels and the second one 26")
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/d/trek-75-fx-and-trek-70-bikes/6771832770.html
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/d/marin-point-reyes/6766861163.html

And if you're feeling frisky
>folding MTB
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/washington-18-fuji-folding-15-spd-city/6781112966.html
>wack ass drivetrain i don't even
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/d/very-rare-alenax-trb5000-the-bike-you/6770466402.html

Tons of nice stuff at great prices on your CL, I'm jelly.
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>>1272399
Sorry, totally forgot about that. 6ft
Do the same recommendations still work?
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>>1272409
Kinda, you're rather tall. The hybrid Trek should be big enough for you, first two rigid MTBs should be fine with a long ass seatpost since they come with a long ass stem already. Ignore the folding Fuji and the 26" Marin, they're tiny.

Here's a big one for comparison (I quite like it too)
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/fairfax-usa-made-bca-city-bike-xl-new/6789631523.html

This one's big and almost brand new
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/washington-giant-escape-3/6787901783.html

And in case you want a skinny tire road bike instead, this one is gorgeous and very well taken care of, great price and the owner knows his stuff
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/d/vienna-1990-fuji-roubaix-56-cm-full/6784563383.html
I'd get it in a heartbeat, if only to flip it for mad bux. Hell, with your budget you could probably get that one AND one of the MTBs.
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>>1272374
>>1272376
Well, good to hear. I'll look into a road bike - specifically the ones mentioned to start with. See how I do with it compared to what I've rocked historically
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>>1269542
>>1269597
>>1269609
lmao imagine that seller actually thinking that bike fits him
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Hello frie/n/ds.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/bik/d/saint-paul-specialized-rockhopper-ultra/6741655860.html

I'm looking at picking up this guy on Saturday. I don't know jack shit about bikes, is this a fair deal?
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>>1272646
>90s rigid mtb with slicks
I bet the owner lurks this place
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>>1272646
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/bik/d/saint-paul-schwinn-traveler/6774576217.html

New developments, what about this one?
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>>1270291
gr8 b8 m8. The bit about suicide levers gave you away.
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>>1272675
There's vintage, and then there's really fucking old full of rusty, obsolete components. This one's the latter.
Post your height, budget and intended usage, I'll help you out
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>>1272741
So I shouldn't pay more than, like 40 bucks for that one?

5' 6" manlet, 2 mile daily city commute, preferably no more than $150 cause I don't know if I'll actually stick with it yet. Located in Minneapolis if that helps. Thanks bruh
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>>1272767
You shouldn't get it at all, it'll be nothing more than a headache.
Check out this one, it looks in great condition and at a great price too.
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/d/minneapolis-1990s-specialized-cross/6774867769.html
In fact it looks that same guy is selling many reconditioned bikes, you should go there and try a bunch out
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>>1272800
Neat. How's that one versus the first one I posted?
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In the spirit of the “n+1” theory. What kind of bike should I buy now?
I have a 70s Schwinn Le Tour 10 speed I’m restoring.
I also have a hybrid bike with fenders I added. (Jamis Coda)
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>>1272817
Didn't notice your first post, that one looks great too, almost new and fair price.
>>1272820
I'd go for either a hardtail MTB or a GOTTAGOFAST modern roadie
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>>1272800
I've already recommended him a bunch of bikes, including that one in this thread;
>>1272307
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>>1269982
Get the trek FX with disc in size large.
The bigger tyres are nice for going anywhere and the flat bar is nice for general riding. Throw some mudguards on and it's a proper all weather machine
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https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bik/d/duluth-scatante-58cm-carbon-road-bike/6795150544.html

Hows this price? I'm a little shorter than recommended for this size, how uncomfortable would it be? I normally ride a 54.
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>>1274904
>I normally ride a 54.
Assuming the 54 is the right size for you 58 is way too large. Don't invest in a bike that doesn't fit you well.
Although the price seem exceedingly cheap. But then there's the old carbon paranoia issue to consider.
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>>1268273
that image is shit and the person who made it should be embarrassed
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>>1268710
>>1268738
>>1269655
>>1270527
>>1272360
>>1274945
>waahh wahhhh
Quit your bitching and make a better one
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>>1274948
Not the anon you listed but the OP image is legitimatelly bad.
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>>1268273
>car about street cred
>buy a fixie
Pick one
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is it a bad idea to buy a 10 year old carbon bike?

they are selling a fuji ccr2 for 200usd. seller has not listed specs but these bikes used to have 105/ultegra. dont really need the bike but 200usd for a decent bike sounds tempting. guide me!
(my current road bike is a felt f75, kinda similar to a caad 10/12 with 105)
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>>1275023
another pic, seller pics suck
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>>1275023
anyone? i know this is a slow board but in this situation faste replies are apreciated before the bike is sold :) thanks!
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>>1274953
I know, and the whining doesn't help
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>>1275023
That shit ain't carbon, and those shifters are old Sora with the thumb shifter. Wheels are cheap shit too. Your current bike sounds better.
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>>1275023

It's not necessarily better than your current bike. It also probably needs a drivetrain refresh. Still, if you're looking for n+1, check it out.
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>>1275023
I've heard about carbon becoming dangerous to use after a while.

You might want to look out for that.
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>>1275023
It doesn't have 105/ultegra, those shifters are the shitty old sora with the thumb buttons
It's definitely a downgrade from your current bike
It even has an octolink crank.
If those shifters had been replaced, it probably would have been due to a crash, in which case, avoid.

It's fine to buy 10yo carbon, just scrutinize it very carefully in person for any cracks
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What do you guys think of this bike? Have heard some great things but I'm still not decided, as an entry level bike what would you say.?
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>>1275149
Fuck forgot pic
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>>1275151
That's not a bike, that's a BSO
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>>1275305
What the hell is that?
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>>1275312
That's a Bicycle Shaped Object anon. There's a reason it's so cheap yet still has full suspension, and that's because it's a toy shaped like a bike that will break quickly as the owner was never actually going to get serious about cycling anyway. If you have to go cheap, don't buy suspension. If you want to ride on the road, and it's not like the surface of the moon on your local roads, don't buy suspension.
Suspension eats your energy away as the price of comfort.

90s rigid MTB
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>>1275319
Ah i see, thanks for clarifying that, then what should I buy? Venzo is a pretty big brand here, anyone has experience with it? Are their bikes any good?
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>>1268273
I'm full newfag, is this a good buy for $400?
It's a Cannondale CAAD9 4, seems like the only year they produced these was 2010?
Most importantly:
>Is it worth a 3-hour round trip to pick it up?
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A friend of mine is travelling to the United States and he agreed to bring me a full Shimano group set back from there.

Where should he go to get a good deal and attention when buying? A chain store? a local bike shop? Which ones?
He is staying in the city of LA.

In the third world shithole I live everything bike related is overpriced as fuck and local stores suck so this is a nice opportunity for me to get a decent group at a reasonable price.
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>>1275343
No.
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>>1275526
Shops in the US usually don’t carry group sets. Try mail order from the UK.
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>>1275343
aluminum is not steel. NEVER NEVER buy any dented aluminum. That bike is worth nothing except the teardown price of the parted out bike.
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>>1275526
have him order it on ebay and have it sent to his hotel.
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>>1275343
From the looks of how that bike is setup and damaged, I bet it's from being hung from a car carrier or something then backed up. The frame is fucked. Keep searching the market
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>>1275548
I mean, the setup screams "this is my first bike" and he's selling it to try to recoup the damage of it being fucked.
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>>1275526
order it from wiggle to wherever he is staying at. they have even better prices on shimano than what dealers can get over here.
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>>1268273
This Nishiki Royale was disassembled in a storage unit for 3 decades. Some guy got ahold of it last August, commuted, and now he's selling it for $220 before he moves away.
Apparently they used to MSRP around $330 in the 80s. It's chromoly, about 29lbs with all of the original gear e.g. rack, fenders, flashlight, owner's manual; he had it "tuned up" at some shop, still has the receipt from them.
It's nearly perfect condition - but I'd have to pay around $300 total since I'd have to make a 150mi trip. Should I do it? I don't own any bikes and I'm really tempted to get this one.
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I've been informed my bike is entirely shit

How cheap can I get something that won't break every time I crash/drop it/it just feels like breaking. (doesnt need to have brakes,gears,or work offroad)

And if I want it to have gears, brakes, and work offroad, how much then?

I can currently do about 12 miles with very bad nearly broken gears, so I guess I'm not TOO worried about how it feels. But I don't know shit about bikes
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>>1276047
post your local craigslist.
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>>1268746
just buy a big bike dummy
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anyone heard of the brand critical cycles?
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>>1276052
https://miami.craigslist.org

Thanks, I can check offer up tomorrow afternoon
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>>1276192
how tall are you?
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don't mind me
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>>1276297
Short
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>>1268273
I just want drop bars, treaded tires, winter commuter for campus riding that's also fun when it's not snowy and cold out

looking in the $500 to maybe $600 range



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