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what are some effay bikes? is fixed gear soi?
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what kind of bike should I get? mountainbikes used in cities is roadman/drugdealer core and fixed gear bikes is stereotypical soifaggot core
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>>16191677
italian race bikes from the 70s
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>>16191706
nice
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>>16191677
u can get those vintage bikes i see ppl dumpster diving for it or like go online to look for ppl throwing out their old bikes. they attach those basket stuff to the front to look like those old timey bikes from movies in the 20s and 30s. u can spray paint it pastel colors and decorate it with hot glue and fake flowers if you want.
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>>16191690
For actually commuting?
'90s rigid mountain bike with road slicks

For just looking nice locked up at the coffee shop?
vintage Peugot mixte
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>>16191905
Jesus christ man are you a dirt poor redneck?
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>>16191909
If you spend money on bikes you just look like a dentist.
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>>16191844
Wtf that sounds like shit, don't ruin vintage bikes like that
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>>16191920
kek
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>>16191905
why are all your favorite bikes thrift store an craigslist pickups?

cool your homeless man's road bike says de rosa on it....so what
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>>16191677
this bike isn't nice, the locatin is nice. you can set anything or product there an take a picture of it and people will associate it with luxury
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>>16191920
not really, i have a white road bike, no stickers. only branding is on the components and purposefully made it low maintenance, shimano rim brakes, shimano drive train, simple black and silver 105 /tiagra components and an mks toe cage so no nee for cycling shoes

looks like a Walmart bike but rides clean
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>>16192111
who is this? do i know you? this is a crazy person this person does not know where thye are or who they are
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>>16191922
whatever u say ugly loser god ppl like u are soooo annoying just get the hint and leave me alone. u think i need to go along w ur lies bc u told me to? why? i dont even know u or do i even like u cos ur the type ofperson who expects everyone to love even tho ur unlikeable.
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hipster mode
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>>16192115
>tiagra
good entry level drive parts but calling other people poor when you're riding a $200 groupset is laughable. your bike is no better than a vintage steel frame with a fresh paint job and the same components but if you bought the frame new you probably paid a few hundred extra. coulda just cleaned up and repainted a shitty craigslist frame and spent the money you saved on nicer components
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>>16192132
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>>16192132
igor please just transition already
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>>16192134
tiagra crank, ultegra brakes, 105 front rear derails, just an easy build not a race bike
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>>16192132
fag bike for a fag kike
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>>16192145
yeah dude sounds fine and im glad you're happy with it im just saying that build would not be out of place on the cheapo craigslist frames that you were just talking shit on
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>>16192154
problem with vintage frames is the threaded headset, an the cold bending you need to do to get 700C wheels in them + drilling of the brake lugs and then matching the mounting surface flat with a tool

they're not designed to do what you want to do with them.

and the argument that, oh those components wouldn't look out of place on frae X is true n any bike bike frame...

truth is you'll look homeless on a vintage bike
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Vintage bikes are harder to pedal and the parts are harder to find, especially in these times.

I sold muh vintage road bike (cheap shit) for crazy money and am considering buying a normal cop style road bike
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All depends if you just run some errands or actually commute.
Fixed gear is not only hipster trash but also shit to ride.
Those vintage race bikes are pretty hipster as well and far more expensive than they should be. The Dura-Ace from back then is worse than todays Sora and the steel frames are heavy as shit.
Just get an aluminium bike from a direct-to-consumer company like Ribble or a sporting goods retailer like Decathlon.
>road bike with endurance geometry
>105 groupset, maybe with a lower tier crank and lower tier brakes if you don’t want to spend too much
>25-28 mm tires with enough clearance for mudguards
>mounts for racks if you need them
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What kind of bike lock do you use? Bikes are getting stolen much more nowadays.

I bought the New York Fahgettaboudit but it ain't shit to a pair of long bolt cutters.

Also, the cylinder part is thicker and it's awkward to attach onto the bike frame.
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>>16192295
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>>16191920
i am a dentist
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I just have some bullshit mountain bike I've been using for 10 years. Replace the tires and have it served by an actual bike store yearly and it's fine.
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>>16192302
We know.
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fixed gear is effay. i'd rather be riding my track bike than bitch out on a roadie bike. makes your legs swole as hell too.

49/17 take the fixed pill.
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>>16192350
>fixed gear is effay.
cringe af yes
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>>16192353
i lost money on every single bike I sold except for the litespeed. so I guess lesson learned go upmarket
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>>16192295
i have the thin, disc detainer kryptonite an one of the disc detainer chain by the same company.

idk i live in a wealthy area so people would rather steal someone's orbea or argon-18 or cervelo before touching my piece of shit.

the disc detainer locks can only be picked by one of these, and these tools are rare, I had to wait over 2 years on a list to be able to buy one

and the Chinese ones don't work on the kryptonites
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26-inch 1959-1962 jaguar Mark IV is the only effay bike in the world.
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>>16192295
>long bolt cutters
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>>16192166
lol sieg we all know your fat ass hasn't been on a bike since you were 10
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>>16192465
you don't really need bolt cutters that big to cut through a bike lock
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>>16192884
your bolt cutters show a maximum of 5/16" diamter of hardened steel cutting capability

his U-lock is significantly larger than 5/16"

remeber 8/16" = 1/2" and that is about the diamter of your pinky if you're around a ring size of 2 there
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>>16192902
If your bolt cutters can't get through that one, find and steal another bike with a flimsier lock.
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>>16192982
or you could just pick the lock with a disc detainer pick
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>>16193008
probably quicker to use bolt cutters if less stealthy
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whatever i don't like is soi and whatever i do like is based. hope this helps
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>>16192149
Based
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>>16192124
anon are you ok?
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>>16192185
>cop style road bike
those are mountain bikes. Perfect for Montreal, just put some schwalbe big apples on that bitch and you're all set.
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>>16191677
Luckily for you there is an entire thread on /n/ right now for aesthetic bikes
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>>16193548
Yeah but that's full of stupid shit like pic related. This only looks good without someone on it, because you can't really ride this without looking like a tryhard doofus. Imagine actually riding this thing. You'd be hunched so far forward that your head is sweaty and red as a tomato. Ride this for a mile or two and tell me how your neck and shoulders feel.

This may be because I'm from a country where the majority of people use a bicycle regularly for actual commuting, but it kills me to see how most foreigners approach bicycles. It's like they go out of their way to make what is in essence a very practical vehicle into something that's super uncomfortable and then they dress up in neon spandex for some reason.
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>>16193626
All you have to do is do is not slam the stem, what they like the most is the simple straight triangle shape. Then again I'm not quite like those guys either and don't mind the sloped top tube
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>>16193626
That looks like somebody DIY'd a funnybike like the 1984 Olympic team used.
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>>16192185
I knew from the thumbnail they were montreal cops
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>>16193917
they are from my precinct lol I see them
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>>16193626
Because a road bike is a toy in America. Only the homeless actually commute via bicycle usually stolen.

The streotype of someone in greater LA is that they ride the road bike for exercise, 20 miles in the morning on a trek. Ride home, put the bike on a stand. Get in their Tesla and drive 10 miles to work
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>>16192185
those are mountain bikes
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>>16193626
that one is designed for a velodrome
and the parts are extremely /fa/ anyways. just picture them on a less aggressive track frame
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>>16191677
nice bike
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>>16191677
fixed gear bikes are great if you live in a very flat area otherwise you will be all sweaty any time there is a hill
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>>16192295
If fahgettaboudit or even new york standard is not enough to leave the bike there then you probably shouldn't leave your bike there. Anything more than those locks is just completely impractical. Also bolt cutters will probably not touch this.
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Fix gear isn't onions, I would say electric bikes are onions

Fix gear is basic and cool



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