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Another round of /pybt/
>>1268163
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>>1272055
A E S T H E T I C picture man
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>>1272190
likewise my man, you have the nicer bikes though.
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>>1272211
I like your bike and stories about touring Japan, please keep it up anon.
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>>1272216
I'll post the next roll of film when I develop it!
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Posting finally because I'm sick of the POS boat anchor (and trash-tier vintage) steel people have normalized. 8kg sans pedals and blinky. It's not even "tuned" for light weight, just a classic retro build. 2x9 with a 1:1 low gear, supple 42mm tires, tubeless, what more do you need from a comfy commuter?
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>>1272251
>garbage saddle
>stem too high
>tires too wide
>great bike other than those three things
7/10
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>>1272251
is that 650B? Also, what "trash tier" vintage steel are you referring to as "normalized?" As if cheaper steel wasn't always more common?
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>>1272251
>what more do you need from a comfy commuter

uh maybe fender & rack mounts?
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>>1272254
Yeah it's 650b. Overly inflammatory, but any dept. store 70's, low-end 80's and 90's, swaged crank, unicrown fork, etc. I don't see the point when you can shop for mid level vintage.

>>1272255
It's got hidden full fender mounts. The front can take a randonneur rack and decaleur, but it only wears rackless bags when need be. It's not a loaded tourer or grocery hauler.
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>>1272261
It's a sweet bike for sure, who made it?
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>>1272251
that's fucking gorgeous bro
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>>1272262
I brazed it. No framebuilding class or years of experience, just lots of research, practice and care.
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>>1272271
siiick
what tubes?
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>>1272251
>brake bosses on top
y tho
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>>1272274
that's where i like them too.
makes the bike easier to carry
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>>1272272
True Temper OX Platinum in the lightest gauge. The frame is 3.5lb, size 58.

>>1272274
Easy to shoulder.
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>>1272055

KTM Ultra Flite 27.5 with Kino Upgrades
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>>1272251
Real cool project, you should show off your custom cable hanger too. Do you get any front brake judder with that setup?
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>>1272251
>bust my nuts saddle level
Nice being sterile
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>>1272251
>NOT EVEN TUNED FOR WEIGHT
>buys brooks titanium railed swift
???
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I plan on ordering this bike very soon, so excited. It's a gravel bike, in my area (south side Chicago) there is an insane amount of gravel trails. Can not wait for spring
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>>1272290
what are you talking about? the saddle is basically level, and appropriated adjusted for bars-level-with-saddle riding position
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>>1272323
>TREK
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>>1272322
based and basketpilled
>>1272323
that colour is gorgeous and gravel riding is a lot of fun and really serene when it gets you away from cars, you're gonna have a lot of fun
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>>1272333
What's wrong with it? They make some pretty good bikes.
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>>1272251
Add a rivendel sticker and sell it for $5000 profit
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>>1272335
For a +30% price increase compared to competition
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>>1272336
the buyer would be confused at how light it is and call off the sale
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>>1272333
I used to think trek was a meme frame, until i owned a emonda alr. The paint is superb, most importantly they stand by their products. I am a trek fanatic when i used to think they were overpriced
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>>1272323
Its a great bike and I recommend it! I got the Tiagra version because I bought 2 of them at the same time. Done a 18 hour in one sitting ride and it's really comfy.
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>>1272251
There's no way that shit tier bike is 8kg, even without pedals.
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>>1272251
> Presta valve washer thingy still on rear wheel
Disgusting

> Black valves
Disgusting

> Cantilever
Can't stop, won't stop

> Parimoto
Ah okay so you're impractical and love flats

> no pump, tools, or spares be seen
Ah okay so you don't actually ride

> No fenders
Ah okay so you only ride MUP paths on weekends

> Custom painted frame
Ah okay so you care a whole lot, lol

> Huge range double
Ah okay so you never actual shift

> Black skewers
Ah okay so you're very very very keen on not looking like you're trying too hard, by trying extremely hard

I see you. We see what you're doing. Let go. Just let go. Please. If that bike isn't beat to hell by next year you have lost your way. You can save yourself. Mini V brakes... Mini V brakes.... Non aero + mini V .... Myrricle mirror affixed.... Sell the Brooks... ISM... SQlab.... Jan lies... Grant lies...
FENDER S
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>>1272322
Based. I'd want pinned pedals on this

>>1272279
Blue orange black nice
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>>1272055
is that a fish hanging off your saddle lol?
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>>1272211
absolute beaut
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>>1272253
wide tires are good for a commuter, more versatile unless youre in dense city trying to get MAXIMUM SPEED
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Drop bars are coming this week
Should've been a velodrome only machine, instead i'm using it as my only transportation everywhere
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>>1272389
This is the memester bike I've ever seen. Are you secretly in love with that ultra romance hipster douche?
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Last thread, some anon showed off a nice mixte (>>1268603). Some were wondering if there were any dynamo-powered lights with a vintage twist. I have an XLC light installed on my uncle's old Stingray. Search for "xlc scheinwerfer led retro" and you'll find it in the German market, "xlc retro led" for the American market. I don't think they're manufacturing any more, so look for new old stock. I have the 40 lux version, and can see where I'm going just fine at night. I'll get a picture of the light range tonight if I can. Pic related is what it looks like on the bike.
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>>1272410
>This is the memester bike I've ever seen. Are you secretly in love with that ultra romance hipster douche?

It's actually less of a meme than the baby blue boy, at least at this point.
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>>1272407
That piece of shit wouldn't even be allowed inside a velodrome
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Warmer when?
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>>1272407
Why is the front brake mounted backwards? It will get more dirty that way

are those foot straps DIY?
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>>1272323
How much will it cost?
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>>1272323
Nice, I'm very envious. That's going to be a sweet ride, nice color too. We have a lot of underrated, hidden, and long stretches of gravel trails all over this city. I had a choice between upgrading my PC or buying a gravel bike for the holidays and I chose to upgrade the PC instead. I kinda regret it because I missed out on some crazy post season deals.
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>>1272393
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>>1272431
It was, shithole tier velodrome tho.
Bikes are really really expensive in my country anon, sorry i cant afford nicer components

>>1272448
I found that those cheap ass brakes were more effective being assembled backwards like that
Yes, they were velcro straps but i had to put some zip ties in when the velcro came loose and i was stranded.
I'm working on new more robust velcro straps
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>>1272435
May? Maybe June, depending on where you live.

Here's my winter beater, I REALLY like this bike
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Still don't have a very good picture of the Epic.
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>>1272500
Sick, you don't see many of those old TCRs, very mid noughties.
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>>1272508
Thanks! It's a 2007 frame that I built it up with period shit, the DA 7800 cranks I got for free from my uncle, and the ultegra 10s gruppo came with it. I threw on my 2009 zipp 404's and it's like a "throwback" of sorts. My next n+1 will be something like yours, that looks sick, would love to try off road riding but I have nothing but 25mm tire bikes and I hate punctures.
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>>1272510
'Cross racing is a blast. Actually just sold the blue bike but I'm buying another one with cantis and a double setup to use for gravel racing til cross season starts back again.

Here's my 2012 TCR, still going strong with the old 10 speed SRAM Red.
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>>1272253
>I know nothing about bikes
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>>1272287
Good eye, sorry I don't have a pic right now. It was just a test with scrap tubing but it works well enough, flexes a tiny bit but no judder at all. I need to make a slightly stouter, cleaner one.

>>1272295
>brooks leather
>lightweight
$115 on sale, friend. Any other saddle that's not leather would be lighter. Anyway, tuning means chopping, filing, grinding, drilling, or replacing bolts for ti or al.

>>1272382
What's unbelievable? Old style pedals, clips, straps and light is like 500g. How much does your bike weigh?

>>1272389
It's tubeless (though I forgot the pic was from when the front tire still had a tube). It's a custom frame, not paint, built to my taste. You seem to be trying a lot.
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>>1272522
really nicely done.
i'd like to see it with it's fenders and racks if you've got a pic handy.
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>>1272491
thats sick, hang in there little buddy
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>>1272211
Do you live in Japan, or was it a long term tour? Did you take a tent? Also, did you learn the language or go without it?
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>>1272542
1 month tour, I used a hammock and camped every night. Learned the bare necessities to get by in every day life and some simple phrases. Would've liked to have been more prepared in that respect but oh well!
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>>1272545
Thanks for the response. I am pondering whether i should bike tour the country or backpack it while using the trains.
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>>1272549
I think they're both good options, you can get further with the trains but you don't have the freedom to stop wherever you like, and a JR pass is pretty expensive.
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>>1272550
Is camping everyday practical (are there areas for that)? Also, how safe is it to stay at a bath house with your bike there? I doubt many people would steal stuff in Japan, but it doesn't make me any less nervous about leaving my bike alone if i cant have it near me.
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>>1272551
People literally leave full Dura Ace BMC team machines unlocked in downtown tokyo. Theft is a non issue. As for camping, so long as you're respectful no one minds if you camp in parks, in fact I sometimes had the caretakers of parks come and take a picture with me in the morning as I packed up to leave!
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>>1272277
Kudos Anon, great job.
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>>1272522
So why should anyone be astonished you bike weights whatever when drilling is going to save you an ounce of weight? You clearly bought a lot of expensive light weight shit.
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>>1272055
I'm waiting for the chinese headbadge to arrive this week. Really happy with my bike, even if it's just for commute.
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>>1272407
I think it looks cool, anon, especially if it got you hooked to cycling and gets the job done for you.
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>>1272334
>Basketpilled
Mind to basketpill me, too?
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Decided to convert to one-by. Waiting on a 40t NW chainring from the shop.

>>1272055 (OP) #
My next bike will be a fully fendered fixie. Haven't had one in nearly five years....

>>1272251 #
Your frame is too big for you and you clearly have boomer flexibility and long for the fit styles of the 80s. 2/10.
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>>1272389
I figured I was the only one interested in klunkers here, of course mine is still waiting for Bear Traps, different saddle, and some 70's MTX bars to show up.
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>>1272391

Ty, famalam here's what it looked like b4 aesthetics
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>>1272500
what about this bike in ANY way is winter beater
are u tryin to trick me, anon?

only concession I see is alu brake track
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>>1272614
rando bikes never have saddle bar drop for some reason
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>>1272629
Because the average age of people in randonneuring is approximately 60 years old
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>>1272632
even when they were fashionable I don't think they did

probably spent gottagofast time in the drops
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>>1272647
what
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If u should go skating on the thin ice of your life...
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>>1272614
lmao, look at this faggot having opinions
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>>1272627
I MAY have failed in my winter beater attempt, this is true.. That being said it was cheap, the cranks were free, the stuff I did buy to get my fit right were off craigslist: saddle was $20, the stem was $50, and the wheels were just the winter wheels I was using on my race bike.
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>>1272491
Is that a DotA 2 enigma plush?
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>>1272478
I got super lucky at work by getting a sales bonus and picking a prize, I saw this gravel bike was all over it.

Most guys at my work would choose a vacation to vegas or a expensive watch. I have different priorities
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>>1272681
lmao mad boomer
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>>1272618
Looking sick. My interest is growing
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>>1272522
>It's tubeless
> It's a custom frame
> built to my taste.
> You seem to be trying a lot

1. Projecting
2. "my taste" - would you say you're a bit... off the beaten path?
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>>1272494
Pretty bad ass, fuck the haters. Why are parts so expensive? I see people all over the world writing reviews on AliExpress... Does your country tariff them?
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>>1272623
Might I suggest...
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>>1272537
nice bike!

great job
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>>1272752
why are you guys so bent out of fucking shape about a comfortable road bike
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my beater carrying its monetary value in groceries.
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>>1272769
Nice fenders. That's a cool bike
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Smaller rings to account for winter baby legs
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>>1272776
What fenders are those, I'm the anon that's getting the orange trek gravel soon (I hope) and am looking into nice fenders for rain riding
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>>1272777
Planet Bike 65mm Cascadia fenders. They're one of the few cheaper options to fit over 2" knobby tires.

Metal fenders are objectively better for all around use mind you, plenty of offerings from SimWorks would fit that bill nicely.
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>>1272623
I am actually quite surprised none of the sperglords of /n/ has gone apeshit because of your low saddle.

Cool ride anyways.
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>>1272629
It looks like people this days just do randonneuring with average gran fondo bikes with the usual saddle-bar difference but also considering what >>1272632 said, , some ride with almost no difference. There is always the option of adding aero bars which will level that difference on modern bikes.

I think old bikes didn't have that saddle-bar difference because geometry was different and the bars were not compact so riding on the drops was ''nearly'' the same as riding on the hoods on a aggresive position on a modern bike.
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>>1272754
Why? Quick release skewers are pointless if you're not racing
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>>1272693
correctomundo

>>1272779
it's a mtb, you keep the saddle low to post over obstacles which is at times more important off road than pedaling efficiency. What that anon needs is a dropper post to have the best of both worlds
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>>1272614
got a chainring
>>1272779
It's a mountainbike anon.
>>1272769
Take the shifters off anon.
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>>1272614
>Your frame is too big for you
That's how steel road bikes used to look before compact geometry became a thing. Seatposts were tiny, and people rode on the drops 90% of the time.
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>>1272797
It's okay to say you got memed on and loved it

The problem is the attitude you brought along with your speedfop
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>>1272783
>he doesn't change his tires based on trail condition.
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>>1272806
>he doesnt carry a 15er Maulschlüssel.
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>>1272804
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>>1272804
Why do anonymous posters have such a hard time admitting they're wrong, even when presented with facts? Is it really that humiliating for you to learn something new? I'm not even the smug iToddler but clueless fixiefags keep bringing that up when they see my steel beater
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>>1272808
>>1272810

I'm not even the White bike guy, I'm just laughing at how snobby and lame you are. You intentional chose an inferior fit on your custom built bike frame and act like it's some secret special sauce for trve cyclists... No. Lol
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>>1272813
Are you retarded?
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>>1272816
Shut up, hipster bitch
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>>1272813
Oh well that's down to personal preference, not gonna defend the guy on that one.
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>>1272806
What does that have to do with QR vs. hex bolt skewers? You gotta carry hex keys anyway
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>>1272565
You fucked up that brifter/bar position so bad.
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>>1272815
I like it..its a nice bike. Like a ak47, heavy functional and reliable. Like onada salamichi bike
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>>1272813
Have you ever ridden a road bike with the bars at seat level like that? It's quite nice.
and you're the one suggesting there's only 1 right way to do everything.
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>>1272533
Just finished building it around thanksgiving, and fenders are a low priority in california, so I actually don't have any yet.

>>1272556
The point is you can have a pretty, lightweight, reliable steel bike. The parts are light but not stupid and the overall build wasn't very expensive. No reason to resort to a QBP brand.

>>1272614
>Your frame is too big
Says the guy with his saddle slammed forward and bars just as high...

>>1272752
People have actually liked vintage style bikes before Jan, before Grant even.
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>>1272614
>>1272725
your bikes are just weird and aesthetically off-putting my man. you're trying too hard.
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>>1272490
That's a sophie's choice. I drive a 500$ car atm and dont give a shit. I know it will break down soon and have to prep to finance something decent.

I keep wanting to buy a decent ride, but spend all my monies on bikes and toys.

Graphics cards are finally affordable thanks to the crypto crash of 2018
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>>1272407
> eventually if you do enough things wrong you will get it right.

been interesting to see how your BSO bike evolved. Drops are a total meme if you dont have STI hoods. Your breaking situation will get you killed and what happened to the rear wheel ? did you taco it ? or did you implode it when teaching yourself how to true a wheel ?

its salvageable with a black paint job flat bars and new front wheel in the same style as the rear oh and deceleration modulators

>>1272614
>>1272795
>>1272865

dont listen to the hate - i like it and we are all free to experiment with our own cockpits.
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>>1272865
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>>1272855
>Trying this hard

It's a commuter meant for an uprigut position but it still has 2 inches of drop while being a longer frame.

>>1272860
More reddit updoots than thou.jpg
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>>1272855
You can build a sub 15lb bike for <900 dollars with an aluminum frame you faggot stop being so preachy.
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>>1272854
>Modern racers go farther, faster, with less injuries crashes and discomfort riding compact frame with 5-10 inches of drop.
The evidence points to you being an out of shape boomer who ruined his back sitting all day
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>>1272865
The difference. Between the top of the top tube at the headset and thr top of the seatpost clamp is 1-1/8 inches, not the nearly four your perspectiveless line implies.

The tip of the saddle is 39-1/16 i ches from high. Top of handlebar is 37" flat.

So if it were traditional geometry I would go from 8 inches of seatpost and seat above the clamp to... 6-7/8 inches. Also the toptube would be shorter, the stays longe, the BB higher, the steerer tube shorter with a higher stack and longer stem.

Figured I'd humor you. I bought that frameset explicitly to run it upright while wearing a suitjacket or a fitted peacoat and I still run more drop than you in your boomer team Skye lycra.
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early morning ride on this fuji. this bike is a mess, it was a tt someone tried to convert into ss, so I switched it back to a 1x8 and made a mount to fit the brifter on the bullhorns. It doesn't do anything well but it's always been there for me
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>>1272893
what the fuck is your problem?
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>>1272895
That picture looks like someone has simply cut away half the top tube and stuck some red plug in the end of the tube. I was all 'WTF?'.
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>>1272915
lel I can't unsee this now
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>>1272893
you're a gem. projecting, assuming i am a lycra clad boomer, mentioning reddit for who knows what reason, taking my bait this hard...never change.
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>>1272753
Thanks anon, parts are expensive because our currency currently is worth nothing and there's heavy import taxes for everything (plus any part bought on AliExpress takes 1 week to arrive from China and then 2 months to arrive from federal postal inspection), so people trying to build anything other than meme MTBs either have to pay overpriced chinese parts or overpriced old national-made parts. I'm doing both

>>1272883
Ay thanks anon, been an interesting project indeed. I don't have STI avaliable around here but the drop bars i bought do come with proper brake levers (the old kind, with the suicide levers)and i also ordered a zero deegre stem (quill tho). Yes, i was screwing around with the rear wheel teaching myself how to assemble bearings,tighten spokes and general stuff and put a little too much strenght on it, luckily i already had a 700c wheel i ordered and used the opportunity to install it. Brakes have been enough for now but i do plan on getting some proper side pull brakes soon

>its salvageable with a black paint job
that's my plan, only have to find the time to do it since i've been working everyday since xmas (hence why the build seems so rushed, my other bike broke and i had to assemble this one quickly to commute and train)
i'm thinking about installing a 27" wheel on front instead of another 700c since parts are more widely avaliable and cheaper (also people say you can used 26" tubes on them which is great considering there's still bike shops here that works only with 26ers and 29ers)
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Please be gentle, this is my baby. Sorry for the bad pic.
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>>1272987
Wild, I hope your country straightens out soon, nice to have you here.

If you have another road brake, I have an people covert 26" mountain bikes to 700c with brakes this way in the picture. Might require a drill
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>>1273012
not crazy about your bartape color choice, seems to clash with everything else going on. sweet bike otherwise. what's that rear derailleur?
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>>1273012
I'm fine with gaudy bartape but that fender is hideous
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>>1273012
the bar tape and fender are gross. otherwise, a fine bike.
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>>1272897
>Projecting this hard
If you type faster than an arthritic medieval carpenter responding is worth a penny to your dollar.
>>1272954
Well are you a lycra clad boomer?
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>>1273028
no lmao. a grant/jan bro.
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>>1272795

nice, under appreciated bike !
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>>1272893
>39-1/16 inches
how far along on the spectrum are you
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>>1273012
I like it. It's so odd that it works. Nothing rides like a steel frame with a steel fork. I assume you have a hipster mustache or beard
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>>1273028
Does your top tube tickle your balls?
Do you like it?
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>>1273019 Yeah, my fender is only on until spring, then its coming right off
>>1273018 Hey thanks, the bar tape was red until summer/fall riding bleached it pink. My RD is a shimano acera. Mainly for mtbs but it works for my commute.
>>1273050 Thanks dude, It rides pretty well I must say. Ah, I have a lame mustache/chin goatee going on
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>>1272895
Nice pic, where is this?
>>1272915
cannot unsee
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>>1272895
I would go comfy risers. Super long eBay stem, 2" rise, might be nice
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>>1273064
Your bike is excellent. Soo jealous
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>>1272855
Most light weight bikes or moderate weight bikes aren't tuned by your definition. I think you're legitimately retarded.

>my pinarello is 14 pounds and not even tuned!

said no one ever
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>>1273051
Depends on the temperature. Senpai.
>>1273048
It's a color wheel not a pallette senpai.
>>1273045
I won't google what that means and feel entitled to you spending your own time explaining it to me

>>1273047
Thx fampai
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i have an obsession with small motors, i just love putting them on everything and making them as fast as possible!

this sucker will hit 70kph with my fatass on it
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>>1273093
While I am glad for you you are 100% the type of customer who comes in smelling of cigs, and who sells scrap metal for money.
Also just buy a fucking moped.
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>>1273094
im a mechanic i fix my own shit, and i do smell like oil and exhaust, i dont smoke

also i have a moped, several, and atvs, trikes, dirt bikes, side by sides,

gotta have fun?
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>>1273087
i’m surprised you frequent this board and don’t know who those people are.
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>>1273112
this, anon just named himself out as a casual. Also, white bikes are bad luck
>>1272893
>>1272795
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>>1273112
I shitpost here maybe once a month.
>>1273123
I did sheer off some stem bolts on it.

Here's the other two. Still need to black out the frame of the blue bike, and going to paint the fork of the green bike black, or try and take it down to bare carbon.
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>>1273056
Thank you anon, north of Seattle a bit.
>>1273064
I got a fixed gear I ride for city commuting, I use the road bike for long rides. My left hand seems to get cyclist palsy easily so I have a hard time with risers, probably a fit thing somewhere but having multiple hand positions helps. A new stem seems like a good idea though
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>>1273135
ah, your stable of shit bikes. thx 4 sharing
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>>1273136
>cyclist palsy
That sucks... Have you tried ergon style grips on risers? I've heard they help but that was just one internet comment
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>>1273093
Jfc I wouldn't trust that brake setup with leg power... Totally unacceptable
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>>1272769
I am going to J'Accuse! you of having a more expensive bike than you let on, unless you are carrying truffles and saffron in that bag of yours. First of all, that bag! There is no easy find for a bag that fits a Wald basket that isn't expensive. Next is the fenders. I'm certain those are Honjo units at ~$100, their mounting hardware is very distinct. I've seen it from frenching an inappropriate set of fenders onto my bike with some of their gear. Also the fit and finish of those things... I have Formula hubs on the same build I mentioned; they're $30-40 apiece. New hubs implies new spokes and rims, but your shit brake material has worked hard to obscure that fact. Okay, so I took a closer look and that is a Filson bag. Not sure of the exact model but it could ballpark from around $200-400 depending on the model. And you've got two u-locks to protect that investment, even though the overall price of this bike is $450-500 all in. Seeing as you reused some old parts. You could ask $300 on the marked used for savvy buyers. Most air-heads would assume it's worth pocket change, like you were trying to tell us.

Am I right? I've doctored up my uncle's old Schwinn Stingray pictured further up in the thread (talked about the retro style dynamo light) and an '09 Motobecane Team Track frame. I've blown money on meme/expensive parts for each, so I know what it's like living the splurge shitter life.


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>>1273150
shit, you got me. its a filson bag, ~$120. fenders are velo orange, got them from a friend for free bc he cleaned them with degreaser, stripping the chrome. wheels are h+son, formula hubs, with white industries freewheel and vittoria revolution g+. f gimondi fsa crankset, dia compe brake levers. it rides like a buttery tank.
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>>1273150
Now this is top tier high functioning autism I wish I had
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>>1273150
You missed FSA Gimondi cranks, Tekro R559s, Oury grips, Vittoria Evolution and Schwinn shifters.
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>>1273015
thanks anon, i like this board
yes, i've looked into conversions like that and considered doing that to reuse the v brakes it came with but since time is short i choose to just use the front brakes for now and install some side pulls of the same model on the rear if absolutely needed until i get the tools needed to make the extension and the right threads for the pivot's screws (like in pic related)
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>>1273093
>70kph
>no front brake
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>>1273196
hey i needed a lever to work the clutch,

its not about how fast you stop its about how fast you can go?

maybe i belong on /o/
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>>1273147
it works real well with the exhaust spewing 2 stroke oil all over the rear rim

the brakes are more of a suggestion on this thing,
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>>1273201
atleast keep the front brake lol, it's so much more effective
and it's not like you couldn't have a clutch and two brakes either, incase one fails
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>>1273201
>>1273202
lel holy shit you have a death wish, I used to as well but I gained my senses at one point and decommissioned my projected back to regular mtb
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it is pretty rad though, yeah, and i'm sure the quiet flat roads you fang it on don't really require braking
but still
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>>1273206
wow nice bike buddy! ive built a few ebikes for friends before, but most people out here in rural ontario love the little gas engines,

ive made nice 4 strokes before with proper brakes

truth is out here we dont have hills and its all country farm roads, these shit brakes work just fine for where i am,

the bike is also just one of my toys i dont actually use it to commute or anything,
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this was my attempt at a street legal variant,

this one did have full front and back brakes,

turn signals horn lights etc,

my current fuji was just an attempt to see how fast i could actually get one of these suckers to go,

stock they are only like 1.5hp
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>>1273142
Oof so hurt
Mad you spent 4000 on a bike and got no (you)s and only 3 upvotes?
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>>1272813
>I'm not the shitposter, I'm just shitposting! XD
>>1273171
Eh, I don't sweat fag parts. Kidding! The crank was clearly made for two chain rings so I just assumed "used". And I literally would rather suffer a crippling stroke than be able to identify calipers at a glance.
>>1273165
Did Velo Orange really rip off Honjo so thoroughly? Are they the chink shit of bike manufacturers? In any case, you should share with the class how your bike was pieced together over time. That's usually cool to hear about with a build like this.
>>1273201
There are cable splitters that let you operate two cables with one lever, or one lever that has space to mount two cables to it. You know, so you can have two brakes at once?


I just wish my actual bikes got as much attention around here as my bike autism does.
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>>1273209
>>1273211
>>1273213
Oh wow, you've been at it for quite a while with lots of cool projects under your belt. That ebike I did was my first and last but I plan on a v2 eventually... when battery tech catches up, I tell myself. I never done an ICE convert but I used to have and worked on a real motorcycle so I can appreciate powered bikes, even if it's unpopular opinion around here.
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>>1272754
Thank you! Will scout some on eBae :3
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>>1272779
I bounce down trails and damp with legs.. It's also 21 or 22"? So I'm set pretty good where it's at for commuting; the 1.5 Riser Helps to along with my Stem.. And thank you, worked hard to get this ride ≤3
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>>1273182
oh very cool. I have seen some branded ones of those for as low as $13... here is another option for DIY if you get bored
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Also this piece of shit. Need to take it all apart for a greasing.
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>>1273135
The bar angle and hood position on that blue bike makes me think you would be better off with some compact drops
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>>1273249
Even a shitty bike like that can be improved with a decent drive train. Or just leave it as it is and have the ultimate beater experience. It needs a basket though.

>>1272795
>>1273135

I really like your white Diamondback for a city commuter. That single front derailleur looks sick.
What DB model is it? Alu frame?
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>>1273255
>That single front derailleur looks sick.

I meant that front chainring.
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>>1273249
reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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>>1273225
still assuming a lot of stuff. most i've spent on a bike was $950 for a demo model of a $1200 bike. probably about $400 of parts and accessories to make it mine. maybe it is you who come for the (you)s.
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>>1273233
the f gimondi is a “track” crankset. and yea more than a few people dislike velo orange for being exactly that. their racks arent so great from what i hear - heavy, potentially weak, etc. i don’t know about their components. i think their fenders are nice though, and they do sell rustines, dia compe, and some other decent stuff. there’s a guy on here who’s got one of their disc frames.

i’ll post a lil blog about the fake beater later.
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>>1273249
the forkk is absolutely sick though.... explain... link... elaborate... my friend , please
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>>1273307
>>1273249
seconding this, looks thight as hell
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>>1273165
>cleaned them with degreaser, stripping the chrome

they actually look way cooler now desu
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First local “practice” crit of the year this weekend. Can’t wait.

Also good to see so many bikes with Quarq powermeters, anon should know his numbers.
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>>1273307
>>1273308

I think I found the pattern..... I might rip off

https://vinylprintcess.com/products/black-floral-roses-craft-vinyl
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>>1273335
holy shit yesssss
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Just found this and didn't know where else to post it

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=k9qQl_1547181084
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>>1273344
Oh ya and my bike.
(Ignore the duck tape foot restraint.)
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>>1273347
Wow wtf why does it look so grainy on here?
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>>1273347
Older but better pic
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Rode my first Grand Fondo on this bike, 4 hours and 31 minutes on the saddle, 1750 meters of elevation, nothing impressive, I know. Gladly I don't feel as sore as I'd thought.

Since the last time I posted it I just changed the position of the drops and levers, made a huge difference. This bike fits like a glove, I'm quite happy with it.
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>>1273253
I do need to get different bars eventually, but I sit comfortably in the hoods or the drops there. The bars are like 47cm wide and work great, but don't look totally right admittedly

They actually track bars with a very rounded, forward cockpit.

>>1273255
2012 Diamondback Podium 1. The frame for their Podium 1-4 bikes at the time (600-2200 dollars) before getting to the Carbons.

They aren't light alloy frames, but they're very good. Probably close to 1800 grams with a 550 gram fork (alloy steerer and overbuilt). Their newer rim alloy models are closer to the 1400 gram marks on the frame.

>>1273249
Get somesuper fat knobbies, better brakes, and a nice 1x crankset and you have yourself a great hipster bike.

>>1273350
Can you stand flat on the ground without the tube tube hitting your nuts?

>>1273366
You should slevel your hood out. If you get a shorter stem and lift it a little you will feel exactly the same but without the bike looking retarded from the sky high levers.

The levers themselves should always be vertical.
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>>1273253
Forgot pic.
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as per request, here's the life of this >>1272769 bike. pic related is first form, original drivetrain, wheels, most other parts. 1/3
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>>1273423
after about 100 miles, the rear wheel imploded. decided to make it an upright ss cruiser in anticipation of winter.
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>>1273424
winter riding around providence ri where i lived at the time. after i moved to nyc, it was converted to beater/commuter.

3/3
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>>1273425
Are the current rims track hub or a conversion?
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>>1273425

Beauty
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The only good thing about living on a shithole is finding trails with ease within a reasonable distance.
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>>1273450
The bottle looks like it fall of every little bump
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>>1273452
>Implying anon has ever hit a bump
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>>1273450

Looks like some Australian shithole. If it is then you dont know what shithole actually is ;)
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>>1273458
Yeah nah, it's a third world shithole. It doesn't get worse.
>>1273452
It wont. It's actually quite secure.
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>>1273366
please remove the 54cm sticker man it's awful
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>>1273450
Nice ride, get rid of that dork disc m8.
>>1273366
Nice frame lance, it's classic. I would cut steerer tube once you get dialed in.

I always wanted that trek
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>>1273366
>Green Open Paves
I'm so fucking angry Vittoria killed that tire line
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>>1273441
ty.

>>1273432
not track hub, road spaced single speed.
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>>1273135
hold on a second...
the anon crying about paramount autism actually rides a shittier schwinn?
and wants to 'black it out'?
lmao
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>>1273516
Crying about autism?
Dude I'm helping increase the autism on this board. Also it's a mid-tier old schwinn. Chromolly and butted.
lmao
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>>1273487
>wanting ugly green tyres
why tho
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>>1273521
>literally rides a schwinn
>is so ashamed of it that he wants to paint it black
>hates on better schwinns
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>>1273522
green is efficiency, duh. If I wanted traction I would use black tires like everyone else. Red tires for speed though.
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>>1273531
i prefer to use blue tyres to chill oooout
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>>1273307
>>1273308
>>1273335
It's Duck Tape
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>>1273523
That bike was a bottom end Traveller III before I snapped the frame coming off a high curb.
Who tf is ashamed of their bike if it isn't a box store special? anon are you ashamed of your 4000 dollar meme bike?
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Lol who cares about bikes. The new Tesla Hover Car is where it's at.
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Managed to score some used cargo stuff today. Also there's the roll of Duck Tape I used. It was like 3$ at Wal-Mart.
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>>1273603
It's actually a good, fun bike, despite shitty parts.
>>1273579
>>>/o/
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>>1273603
Eyy, basket bois. I just got one too but I'm waiting for the next pybt for the big reveal since it's been a while I upgraded my setup.
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>>1273454
why bar tape on the fork?
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>>1273720
I also want to know this
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>>1273015
Best looking KHS paintjob.
Recently lost most of my bikes in a housefire in July. Can't wait to rebuild my stable.
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>>1273454
>>1273720
We all want to know.
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For me it's perfect
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>>1273744
>Best looking KHS paintjob.
100% agree. I fucking love them. Yours rules

>Recently lost most of my bikes in a housefire in July. Can't wait to rebuild my stable

Absolutely tragic. I hope you got paid out. Post the fallen heroes?
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>>1273744
Very 80s, it's rad

>>1273781
I like it, it looks like you put a lot of service into it.
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>>1273781
Did you paint that yourself? And what happened to the front bit of your front fender?
Neat bike
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>>1273797
I painted the seat post and fork. Everything else was powder coated. The front fender just covers the back side
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>>1273744
>press f to pay respects
f
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>>1272055
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>>1272537
Go fast?
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>>1273807
Now that's an A E S T H E T I C photo now Domane Guy and Boomer Man. That headlight looks like a god damn search light though, holy crap. Fronts facing each other is kinda gay though, like some kind of bike wedding.

>In honor of your entrance into holy matrimony, you may now touch tires
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>>1273835
orange boi boomer man here. headlight is confirmed bright as fuck. i need to make some kind of cowling for it.
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>>1273835
also bc u call me gay, i must post pic with girl bike.
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>>1273807
>riding in New Jersey
You're a braver man than I
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>>1273927
this brooklyn, looking west to manhattan
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>>1273322
Race bike being raced, good job anon. I would mount my chip on the other fork leg though.
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>>1273936
Almost as bad
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>>1273807
what's the bike on the left?
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>>1274057
trek domane alr. the recently discontinued model.
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just picked this up today. '83 or '84 mongoose mangusta 26er. needs a little work but i like it already.
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>>1274067
dat chrome
dat lugged fork
dem big apples
dat bailout chainring
very nice
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>>1272553
japan is utopia
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>>1273913
lol that pool is so afraid of gay, it's a sign of gay

>>1273916
guys can ride girl bikes too boomer man, we all can't confirm or deny if your baiku's waifu is a trap or not. I'll admit though, I'm a little jealous you have friends to ride with
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>>1273744
Ouch, F

Can we see the stable of lost heroes who are gone but not forgotten?
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>>1273577
F, I remember when you snapped your downtube. I now realized you transferred everything onto the schwinn.
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>>1273781
nice, dude.
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>>1274090
i suppose you're right. you always have to assume trap until proven otherwise.
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>>1272389
>he doesn't know how to adjust canti brakes

miniVs feel nice out of the box, but they've got so much mechanical advantage/so little pad motion - you end up having to adjust them at <10000ft descent intervals, even when dry. I had a set go from "easy OTB levels of stopping power" to "levers against the bars with little effect" over the course of a single wet/muddy/gritty ~65 mile ride.
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>>1274067
Great bikes, biplane forks and slingshot stem are totally rad, did yours come with the drilled out rims? If so, then you really scored. I have a couple like that in chrome and another that's a dark brown almost root beer color.
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>>1274093
f indeed anon
miss that frame.
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>>1273966
>no brakes
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>>1274214
>doesn't recognize a crit bike when he sees one
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>>1274234
>you don't use brakes in criteriums
>being a red hook faggot
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>>1274147
drilled out for schrader valves you mean? the seller told me the original wheelset was trashed, so he put on these modern weinmann 520's. they seem to be pretty decent, apparently harris cyclery used to sell them.
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>>1274262
The stock wheels were probably Pro Class and had drilled rims like the Mongoose BMX bikes. I had no idea what they were until one of my BMXican geeked hard about the wheels on my Mongoose mtb, evidently those rims are highly sought after and worth more than what I paid for the whole bike.
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>>1274276
*BMXican buds*
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Haven't had much time to ride recently, so this one is getting lonely sitting in my apartment.
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>>1274276
>$150 wheelset
>$10 tireset
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>>1274134
shit BMC dude I just ordered some TRP cx9s... what pads were you using on that mini v ride?
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>>1273577
you have been redeemed in the eyes of /n/
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>>1274387
Speak for yourself, I understand that bar tape is going to be replaced anyways so I don’t mind some uneven wraps here or there, but to have to use electrical tape to cover the bar behind the shifters is piss poor bad.
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>>1273322
that is a bloody nice bike anon! and its even the top specced one. Im super jealous. well done for yourself! how did you convince your wife?
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>>1274385
>$25 for the bike
>free tires FTW
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>>1274388
The bars are wrapped in the old style from when it had vintage brakes on it and I am too lazy to buy new tape or rewrap it.
I put the tape there just to cover the tiny triangle of metal not covered by bar tape.

>>1274387
Nothing is good to /n/.
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>>1272697
This looks like a ton of fun. How much does it weigh?
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>>1274134
can we get a drive-side pls? looks awesome
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>>1274506
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>>1274386
Koolstop thinline with Paul Minimotos.

MiniVs are powerful, you've just gotta run them reeeeal close to the rims, hope you have straight wheels... CX9s are pretty long arm for MiniVs, which means even less pad motion. I hope you're running Shimano 11-speed levers, or at least shifter-under-the-bartape 10-speed? Those generations pull more cable than SRAM and older Shimano.
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My old Elgin
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>>1274361
>full sus mtb not being rode
classic
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>>1274523
Noice
>>1274546
kek, so true
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>>1274523
What's the point of the fairing under the top tube and the struts on the fork?
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Just bought this recently
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>>1274546
i accept my meme status. college and work combining to suck away my time and happiness
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>>1274557
AE R O
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>>1272251
holy shit lel, I never seen such a clean and normal bike trigger /n/ this hard before. That's really badass you brazed the bike yourself though
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>>1274513
I like your frame pump
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>>1274560
Very nice, you should get a dropper post. That bike would rock with it
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Rate my bearing racer/10
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>>1274662

Thanks. Honestly I mostly use it as a gravel bike,
so I'm not doing anything to technical and a droper post would be kinda useless
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>>1274721
Can't "use" it as a gravel bike. It is a gravel bike or it isn't.
But good for you.
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>>1274516
>CX9s are pretty long arm for MiniVs, which means even less pad motion. I hope you're running Shimano 11-speed levers, or at least shifter-under-the-bartape 10-speed? Those generations pull more cable than SRAM and older Shimano.

I'm going to try... Non-aero 105 levers... Hahahaha. Will report back. Wheels are NOT true, got 1mm wobble... Might need to fix that

Thanks for the info
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>>1274748
You're kind of dumb.
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>>1273450
This is supposed to be an upgrade

The bottle cage will stay there, though.
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>>1274771
You mean very dumb

>>1274711
yikes/10
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>>1274576
that does sound like it sucks, riding is the only thing keeping my sanity so I don't know how you do it. I'm just surprised you can afford a full sus while still in college
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>>1273720
So my forks don't get ruined by my school's bike racks
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>>1274771
>>1274792

You can take a Prius on a dirt trail and it doesn't become a dirt buggy. You can take a truck on a racetrack and it doesn't become a rally car.
You fucking dumb cunt.
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>>1274817
>being this angry on a mangolian yak milking book club forum
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>>1274134
>>1274513
Peninsula? God I miss riding there.
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My 2014 Scott Speedster 40 on the W&OD trail in Virginia.

I'm thinking of upgrading the Sora 2x9 to a Tiagra 2x10 (groupset for sale for $200). Worth it?
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>>1274844
Better Upgrade your bike lock
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>>1274846
Please do this.
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>>1274844
Get the 105 11 speed
It is a better jump in groups.
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>>1274853
I can get the Tiagra for $200. I can't say the same for 11-speed 105.
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>>1274844
i doubt you ride enough to bother with an upgrade like that. just ride your bike and save your money.
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new bike!
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>>1274871
That frame looks slick, nice and comfy ride.
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>>1274871
Throw a raidoverks rack on the front for a wee bit of utility. I have their demiporteur rack and you can keep a backpack on the bike instead of on your back, or you can strap down a milk crate for quick grocery runs. Should look nice, too.
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Also death bike. Rear hub is frozen completely so it's a fixie thing now.
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>>1274871
Bases empire empire. Saw them last like 6 years ago, wonder what they're up to now.

Also nice bike
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>>1274871
damn, the edges on that frame is SHARP. I like how polygonal it is. Good taste in color too. I'm mad jealous
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>>1274822
>pretending anybody is ever actually mad on 4chan
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>>1272864
It was indeed a Sophie's choice. It's difficult to choose between upgrading a single speed to a gravel bike or an FX 8320 into an R5 2600 and 16GB of DDR4, no GPU upgrade though since my R9 Fury is still very usable. Both were on bandit tier sales, $290 for the PC upgrade or $400 flat for a Tourney equipped aluminum gravel bike with mechanical discs that can fit roughly 40mm tires. I told myself I'll wait on the bike because I'd rather build up the money to have a base bike better than a Tourney equipped groupset.

There was also a $350 rigid fork 29x3.0 with hydraulic discs and a 10x2 setup or mechanical disc and 11x2 setup. I was so fucking torn... but I chose the new CPU because my beloved FX cpu was way overdue.
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>>1272864
and having too nice of a car here in this city is almost not worth it because of the winter and road salt. I mean, we're part of the Rust Belt for a reason
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>>1274842
yep - first picture is in Russian Ridge, and the second is at the very north edge of Big Basin.

So much good riding around here, both road and trail.
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>>1274917
I used to live and work in those mountains. Old Haul from Portola Redwoods down to Memorial, then to Butano and out through the Backcountry to Chalks and then to Empire Grade into Santa Cruz the GOAT day ride out there imo.
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>>1275066
Yeah, great stuff. Butano might be my single favorite climb in the area.

Connecting that all up in one ride is a hell of a thing, you're talking like 80 miles and 9k ft - and you're 40 miles away and 5k ft from getting back to where you started. Less if you're willing to poach the logging roads off the top of China Grade, but not a lot less, and that's dicey... Would someone drop you off up on Skyline at the start of the day, or what's the story there?
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>>1275157

Usually I would get dropped off at Alpine and ride to Portola down alpine road, but I did take paths off of China Grade a few times. There were two occasions I made it a weekend trip with a friend. I really don't like shuttling but it was the best way to get the most out of that route.
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>>1274871
some braise-ons on the fork but not the stays.
does this mean it's a CX meme, or is it Gravel or Adventure memes?



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