As I sit here having just completed assembling my brand new Cinelli Tipo Pista, I can't help but be in awe of the aesthetics of its Italian engineering and design, and how it almost looks like a work of art.So this begs the question; are bicycles /fa/?
>>15725753>2i think the fixie/single speed trend has been dead. premium rush was around the end of it's lifecycle, remember urban outfitters fixies? i see more people on vintage road bikes now
>>15725758Shut up furfag
>>15725753>fixie>brakes on topsdo fixiefags really?
>>15725897I thought fixies didn't use brakes.
>>15725902nobody is stopping you adding brakes to a fixie
>>15725905No, but I thought fixie purists didn't use brakes.Is that not the case?
>>15725909It is. Brakes are for fakesAnd faggots
>>15725909they have to have brakes on fixies to sell bikesif you see brakes on a fixie it means it's bought not built. sometimes they run a front brake but honestly nobody rides fixed on the street anymore it's not 2012, zoey deschanel isn't the hottest bitch on earth anymore and drive isn't going to get you laid on tinder anymore
Fuck fixies.Here's my bike
>>15725753Hey, that's my bike! Give it back nigger!!!
>>15725758>i think the fixie/single speed trend has been dead.>i see more people on vintage road bikes nowI don't care what trends are dead or alive or what the cool kids are riding right now. We're in the middle of a severe bicycle shortage. Everyone got the bright idea to buy one to avoid public transportation when the rona hit. Parts manufacturers had to close their plants. Then a lot of people got laid off or furloughed from work and decided to give cycling a try as well. A lot of bike shops are clean out of bikes and the ones that do have them, you have to pre-order them like a new gaming console and wait on a list. I myself had to import one from Europe and still had to wait a month on a wait list.Anyway, the point is, if you can find a bike right now that fits your size, you take what you can get or you won't be riding one at all.Even women are getting in on the action:>Why Women Are Biking in Record Numbers in N.Y.C.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/nyregion/nyc-biking-covid-women.htmlHowever...>Drivers crowd women on bikes more often than men, study findshttps://www.startribune.com/drivers-crowd-women-on-bikes-more-often-than-men-study-finds/513173082/>>15725897I'm not a "fixiefag". I haven't been on a bike since 1991. After doing some research, a fixie seemed like a good deal for daily commuting because of the low maintenance. My first bike was a fixie, so it was also worth it to get one because of the familiarity.Lastly, I'll be riding in NYC. It's a law here that your bike has handbrakes. Most cops don't care, but there are some who will ticket you if they're bored or just want to powertrip on someone.
Mountain bike gang or die
MTB are top tier, BMX and dirt jumpers are a close second. At the very very bottom are road bikes and all their variations
>>15726187the biggest parts manufacturer for bicycles is in japan, shimano. japan isn't locked down and corona isn't even a thing now in japan. >decreased maintencethis is a meme, i haven't touched my litespeed in months and it runs clean there are some really nice high end bikes with electronic shifting, hydro brakes, etc that require less maintence i've had road bikes sinc 2012 or so and i mistakenly built a fixie from the ground up. and it wasn't good at anything. the few times i took it to the san diego velodrome it wasn't even that fun
>>15726386>>15726349imagine seeing someone commute on a MTB or BMX and not a road bike
>>15726410Imagine riding 100 miles, slabbing on pavement, to go show off Lycra at a fucking coffee shop
>>15725753cyclists tend to be thin, so yes biking /fa/.>>15726388>san diegoMexican confirmed >>15726386road bikes are ridden by civilized humans in the cities. enjoy your gay redneck sex behind the dirt jumps
>>15726430Road bikes are primarily ridden by fat middle aged Filipinos who want to butt dart all day. MTB takes actual fucking balls and skill
>>15726445interesting, but we don't have that shit here. we have whities in their 20s and 30s
>>15726445>>15726430>>15726386>>15726349>>15725983>>15725947>>15725758Not everything is a competition. Mountain bikes and road bikes are both cool and useful. Gravel bikes are a nice middle ground. Get one of each! It's fun to collect.Pic related, it's what I ride usually.
>>15726454a fixie isn't a road bike, it's a toy
>>15726454Gravelmemes are cool but I’d rather an XC rigid. I don’t need to be aero on a fire road
>>15726458Mexicans aren't white, regardless of what Latinos for Trump tells you.
OP, bikes are effay as fuck. Nothing familiarizes you with your city better than exploring/commuting by bike. Added bonus of great cardio.This is now a bikespo thread
fixed gear, no brakescan't stop, don't want tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8uAhd3vOYw
>>15726459Yeah fair enough
>>15726504w2c handlebars or what is that style of bullhorn called? ty ty
>>15726527>nordic>chicnot even once. you need a soul to be chic
>>15725753Maybe, but you should add a motor to it
I used to cycle a lot before I bought my motorcycle.Here's a few cool bikes I saved
>>15726538you don't need a motorcycle to have gay sex with other boomers, they have apps for that now
Forgive me if any of these are a bit hipstery and faggy, I saved most of them when I was still a teenager on instagram.>>15726555Rude
I remember hearing a few people make their good bikes look a bit shittier to deter thieves.
>>15726577itasha bikes are a thing? based
>from that bicycle episode of Bakuon
>>15726584There was a guy in Ontario with one. I think it was mostly for the velodrome
>>15726584They're called itachari and they are moé
And some gear>>15726592Iori a cute
>>15726542ebikes that you build yourself are faster than motorcycles now, the ones where you buy an electric motorcycle. and then just ride it around like it's a bicycle the problem is that sometimes you lose the lottery and the chink who built your li-ion battery pack fucks up and your house catches on fire but you can buy store bought slower e-bikes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65HKH3Jtal4
>>15726619>the problem is that sometimes you lose the lottery and the chink who built your li-ion battery pack fucks up and your house catches on fireAlso>terrible on the highway>literally has bicycle tires>range>cops pull you over whether you're legal or not>zero wind protection (granted I ride a naked)>doesn't go brrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>>15725753why do you give a shit?
>>15726619https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v_2LuhRQgQThese things cost more than my bikeWhen you say faster are you just talking about acceleration? That's great and all, but what about 200kph pulls on the highway>>15726632>literally has bicycle tiresThat would be up there with my reasons for not getting one.
>>15726632they're getting better. >no insurance >same speed as most entry level gas bikes but looks like a bike >no registration >no smog >no oil changes >literally $50 bicycle tires not $350 motorcycle tires that need a mounting machine and balancing >range >can hook up to non-tesla rd party car charging ports >or ask your boss if you can charge at work just don't tell him you're charging a 8Kwatt electric motorcycle on a trek frame and he won't know
>>15725983Are you 12?
>>15726643>>no insurance>>no registration Kek, just wait, the jews are never far behind.>>same speed as most entry level gas bikes but looks like a bikeWhat do you mean exactly, cause again, they might out accelerate a motorcycle, but acceleration isn't everything.>>literally $50 bicycle tires not $350 motorcycle tires that need a mounting machine and balancing Kek, cmon there's a reason those tires are expensive and require balancing. And you can mount your own tires.When electric becomes better they'll definitely be a more viable option, but electric bicycles won't replace motorcycles, electric motorcycles might do that, but not electric bicycles.
>>15726642a lot of the bikes featured in that video are outdated. 2015/2016 models these days ebikes run better batteries, better motors mid-drive. avg diy performance is 0-60 in a under 2.5 seconds so.. it doesn't look like it in videos because thy're so quiet but....for about $7500 on a bicycle, no license or insurance needed you'll be doing 0-60 faster than a lambo or a ferrari
>>15726660You keep saying faster, when you mean acceleration.Even 2020 top of the line electric bicycles aren't going triple digits or maintaining that for hours.Makes them great if you live in a city though. Until someone smashes into an old lady and the family demands registration for them
>>15726663yes, quicker. you can't fit enough batteries or gear a bike hub well enough to maintain 100+ mph speeds. but, lets be honest. a cbr300rr can't do 100+ with most riders anyways you're stepping u to 600cc or even liter bike territory. yea if you buy a ducati track bike you'll have a race bike that can't realy run on the street or have a kick stand...for $7500, and no other costs, no registration or insurance you have...a bicycle...that's faster than a ferrari...that you can roll into your cubicle
>>15726673>you're stepping u to 600cc or even liter bike territory.Ok, but you're making it sound like that's fast or something? A 600cc bike is pretty average. and kek what do you mean "even litre bike territory" As if you need some go machine to be able to do 100mph.My GS500 can do 180kph(110mph) and cruise at 150kph just fine.And if you don't want to do 100+, fine let's look at just your average highway speed, 60mph.You would be retarded to go on the highway with an electric bicycle for any real amount of time.And 7500 is a lot of money. That'll buy you a decent SV650.>no registration or insuranceThat's true, for now, and I'd say the main reason to get one.>.a bicycle...that's faster than a ferrari...that you can roll into your cubicleSaying it's faster than a Ferrari is so ridiculous, it will beat it off the line, then seconds later get passed when it hits its top speed.
>>15726697this feels like a conversation i had with my mom in 2012 about 3d printing. a year later i visted her with something i printed (and it opened her eyes) maybe the answer is to build an ebike then have people ride it since a quite bicycle whipping around isn't impressive. most people don't have sport bikes that ride, so an ebike is faster than most bikes on the road.... like a chopped cb750 or an xs650...not hitting 100mph. 80's sportster....not hitting 100mph unless rebuilt honda goldwing lazy-boy cruiser, not hitting 100 mph....anything sub 600cc from the japbike makers probably not hitting 100mph+ keep in mind, most high end german sportscars are also ecu-limited to 115mph. a modified ebike can hit 70mph....not for long...but you can legit go on the freeway with one. its a bicycle though so it's not legal.you're right some idiot is going to kill themselves on one, but right now it's like 3d printing...the low IQ fuck tards aren't adopting the tech
>>15726708>a year later i visted her with something i printed (and it opened her eyes)Really funny to imagine a fat mexican running to his mother with a badly layered plastic fidget spinner and "opening her eyes"thanks for the chuckle
>>15726716Kek I imagined the same thing
>>15726716oh cool that convicted drug addict indre gelzinis told you i was mexican so you believe it? she's a liar, idiotdistributing meth, and two duis for anyone doing a background check
>>15726746I don't know who you're talking about, I've just seen a picture of you with an obese woman looking Mexican
>>15726780those thighs are pretty effay
>>15726673I ride a Yamaha R1 and I can't go full WAT without either skidding all over the place or popping a wheelieWhat makes you think a way lighter bicycle with skinny tires can put enough traction down to beat a Ferrari or a half-decent motorcycle?
Kinda shocked that no on mentioned the most collectible mountainbike ever created The Delta V1000There are only about 1200 in existence and not a single one has come up for sale in years.Th
osca NJS i built up last year. h plus son wheels, fsa chainring, thomson masterpiece seatpost, nitto stem and bars. fixed gear has always been an underground trend supported largely by working messenger subculture. personally i love that the "fixie" fixation died off and now normies are all riding "vintage" 85lb road bikes they bought from a garbage collector on craigslist with bald tires, squeaky brakes and shifting issues that they don't even know how to repair or maintain. just means more affordable track bike components for those of us who know how to build light machines by hand. most of you saying "fuck fixies" probably can't even change a flat lol
>>15725753No. Some dude stole my bike once.
the real question is: what are the most fa shoes i can get that i can bear to tear up with track pedals and cages? atm i have sk8 his but they feel a bit juvenile for my age (27)
>>15727432club c 85s
>>15726561I don't clean dirt and mud on mine for this exact reason, unless it is for maintenance
>>15727432Nike Killshot 2
>>15727432Idk any skate shoes workAny of those shoes with the extra padding in that area.Maybe Sambas
>>15727331Is the low quantity what makes them so desirable? Or is it how they’re built?
>>15725753>buys Cinelli>buys a fucking tipo pista instead of the classic vigorelli>terrible wheels that will die in 4 months>frame too big>no foot retention>spacers on top of fork>stock bar tape>not brakelessBikes are sick as fuck, you have zero tasteFucking poorfag
>15727432GET GIRMO EMPIRES YOU FAG AND CLIP INTIME ATAC GANGGGGG
>>15726410The roads where I live require a mtb of you want to travel freely without worry. I have 29er with fat slicks so the peformance is decent. I sometimes ride with other people and I see hoe uncomfortable they sre on their roadbikes when going down certain streets.
>>15726708holy fuck you know literally nothing about motorcycles shut the fuck up
>>15728141He constantly talks with authority on things he knows absolutely nothing about. It's pretty funny.
>>15727331Yeah because they're shit. There are rarer frames that are better - eg Chrome track frames, Yeti frames>>15727364Beaut, except take a link out your chain you cretin>>15726578Izumi chian - nice>>15726558stealth nicebike - bladed spokes, Thompson finishing kit, lattice chainring>>15726548really want a laser mia as my road bike
its been hanging on the wall, collecting dust for about a year.
>Americans talking about bikesPathetic
>>15728131I didn't want to blow a lot of cash going in. This is my first bike since 1991. I didn't even know if I still knew how to ride a bike or if I would even enjoy it as much as I did when I was a kid. Better not to go all No. 22 straight away and then end selling it on Craigslist if I decide it's not for me. I can always build the frame up with better parts later on.>frame too bigThe frame is size "Xtra Small" for people from 4 12" - 5 4". I'm about 5'6" (on a good day) and size "Small" is for people from 5 3" - 5 8". Remembering riding my old brother's larger bike when I was younger, the bike felt unwieldly. So I went on Reddit to ask some experts and they told me to size down and get the smaller of the two. It feels like it's "just right".
>>15725753the problems with bikes is that it's impossible to own one. they are constantly stolen. police don't consider them property own investigating.
>>15725983thats fucking clean, whoever painted that frame did a mighty fine job
>>15725983what frameset and fork is that?
>>15725753this is my bike i think its pretty aesthetic, its a vintage trek 520 frame from 1983 the first year it was produced. the main triangle was produced in the carpet factory, but the rear trianle and fork where actually manufactured in japan and the tolerances are very well don't I don't even have to use rear drop out adjusters (the screws on the rear drop outs for vintage bikes when forged drop outs wherent as high tolerance)
>>15725983BMXs are coolFight me faggots
>>15728987>Fight me faggotsand be charged for assaulting a child, no thanks
>>15729135Sorry you think people should stop having fun after turning 18.
>>15726519Bicycles are for children and gay men. Pic related.
>>15728982>>15728986Thanks, it's a custom build from a guy local to me. Frame is Fitbikeco STR3.Fork might be a DRS or Oddysey though I don't quite remember and have debranded it.
>>15728135i don't think i really want to be walking around with cleats tho>>15727506most skate shoes have the same childishness issue as sk8 his but maybe i'll try sambas>>15727451nice silhouette but poor detailing>>15728986looks cool except for the black rims>>15727364sik frame. i always dig fade paintjobs. can you debrand the chainring?>>15726558wish they'd just used a quill stem instead of whatever converter nonsense that is
>>15729550Use whatever May here uses
>>15726529how do i google more sick videos like this?
>>15729572Lucas Brunelle and Terry Barentsen do a lot of themhttps://youtu.be/L_jUk8q923chttps://youtu.be/6aahtm3PXQshttps://youtu.be/CrR0nwLwRQAhttps://youtu.be/qMG8OdxMJU8
>>15725983Do a kickflip. Faggot.
>>15729631NP riding my bicycle to and from high school through dense traffic and school buses in the summer was my favorite part of my school years.
>>15729550yeah it was my only form of transportation after I totaled my car. mavic doesn't make the a719's in anything other than that weird black to my knowledge
>>15729590safa brian is based
>>15726583this looks like whats missing in my life. riding bikes with the homies. camping with the homies. i miss the boi's tired of this covid shit
>>15729550>poor detailingpoor taste
>>15728664can i have your crank set?
Roadies begone. MTB master race
>>15728987They'd be a lot cooler if they didn't to suck to ride more than a mile on
>>15730453Kek yeahCould always swap a large front sprocket, but still kinda sucks.Still not as bad as dirt jumpers though.
>>15730463Dirt jumpers are somehow worse at street riding than a full susp downhill bikeIf I was looking for >Muh urban assaultI'd get something like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kUhttps://youtu.be/4F9uEm84DW8https://youtu.be/qZqfndk01Pkhttps://youtu.be/OWvZxNO0CwYAnd for the hipster fags I lovehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmmYMwFj1I
>>15730450What if I ride my touring bike on mountain bike trails regularly? What does that make it
>>15731652A massive waste of money
>>15726534those are nitto rb021here is my bike
>>15725753Lmfao, tourist-tier bike
>>15725983Lol can’t hack it on a fixie detected
>>15731652It means you aren't riding a serious enough trail. I heavily doubt you're riding 4+ft drop offs and technical downhill on a bike with no suspension. At any decent speed anyway.It's also the wrong tool for the job.
>>15725758Sieg, you are a fat faggot
>>15732211Lmao wtf is there to "hack"? The weight of your waxed moustache and foxtail buttplug?
>>15726445Oh right no wonder Filipinos are so renowned on the world stage you fucking mongoloid
>>15726515>drops on that framehomie who r u fooling
>>15729550>cleatsThey're inset to the shoe, so you're walking with normal shoes, no cip clopping
>>15725753jannies move this off topic thread to n k thx
Is this bike frame fa?
>>15726529thats pretty cool. i wouldnt call it /fa/ though. also makes me very glad i dont live in such an automotive hellhole
>>15725753this is what my commute bike looks like