PYBT scenery editiontry show some scenery and a photo you haven't posted before : ) >>1356896old thread
>>1360979woh is that you please post feet
The ol steely really surly, been collecting dust a bit but still love it.
Dont know what the heck this thing is, but I parked the Poseidon next to it and took a picture.
>>1360979Would you like to PYB then?>>1361173Think it's for tearing off or melting the top surface of black top. Cannot be sure. I canny no see your bike.
sorry for nds pic
>>1361308is this at the King Center over on Auburn?also, what are you doing posting yourself on an anonymous goat-vellum bookbinding forum?
>>1361308The face of /g/
Just before a 15 foot portage through knee-deep water, and I hit up some singletrack an hour or so later.
>>1361336what frame is that? looks super cool>>1361325Yep. My wife's son said I should post here
>>1361357It's from a '99 Schwinn Mesa GS. It was cheap as hell and fits pretty well for long rides but is very stiff with the thick walled oversized tubes.
>>1361336California. All of it. SOON.
>>1361385I'm going to start posting on porn boards using your old namefield.
>>1360979repost from last thread cause jasper and vintage bmx
>>1361093>>1361101Oh yes>>1361288Love this but too clean, needs mud splatter>>1361336>>1361373excellent
>>1361308Congratulations I both hate your bike and approve of it at the same time
>>1361325no>>1361326he is in silicon valley, after all.
>>1361424Taking it on our weekly gravel ride tomorrow so we'll see.
>>1361914Nice man standing by for update.
>>1361929I'll be sure to post. It's been dry out here though.
One of the first pictures of this thing.
>>1361424>excellent Thanks m80, first bike I built from the frame up.>>1361385Lmao what>>1361935Sicc, what width are those rims?Got 'er dirty last night
>>1362060Only 20ish mm internal.width. Not sureif 19 or 21.Honestly prefer narrow rims on gravel tires. Better cornering
>>1361308Clearly some thought went into this troll bike. Nice job.>>1361336>>1361357Does it feel weird to use such an extreme flare? I'm sure you get used to it, but even a small flare feels odd to me.
>>1360979ring ring, new whip coming through. I want my two dollars>scenery, a white board
>>1362493Do you bunny hops?
>>1361288this Nishiki is a new favourite of mine on these threads, take good care of it anon>>1361336>>1361373>99 Schwinn Mesa GSthose are 26" then, right? Been curious to see how they would do as cyclocross tyres, amazing build dude, you do long distances on it?. I assume it must weight a ton tho.>>1361935your bike looks nicer dirty like that, like it fits with its theme (which is uncommon for old style frames like that i think)>>1362013spooky
My beloved btwin
>>1362498Bunny hops are for babies, I pull mad wheelies
>>1362233Makes sense, I've wanted to build a bike like that for a while so it's cool to get input on specifics.>>1362245It felt strange at first, but it helps smooth out the handling on high speed gravel decents and gets me a little lower into headwinds. >>1362510The Kenda 26x2s in the dead car pic have seen 2 flat, dry, grassy cross races and the bike did pretty well. It is on the heavy side but it takes added weight very well with the 26x2.2 XR2s and surly fork. I've only ever done 60~70 mile rides, but I've done two overnight camping trips that totalled about 80 miles each. I'm building up to do some 200 mile roadie day rides in October and hopefully I'll be able to do the two 100 mile gravel races I'm signed up for by then.
>>1362564If you want to try it with 700c wheels, I'd recommend going for narrower rims and a 27" fork. 700x45c is about the largest you can go. On a road frame like that the dropouts need to be placed into a special jig and rolled to fit anything larger than a 37. That frame being as small as it is the brake bridge *also* had to be heated and rolled upward.Those are 700x45's and measure exactly that.>>1362510Yeah, I wish more people did OTS -> gravel conversions. They're just great for it.Also that Nishiki is >>1361935 my bike. Glad you like my troll bikes.
>>1362724Cool ten speed bro
Sexy totally legal drive-side photo of my road bikes ass ;)n
>>1362869reminds me of the time you could spot Anne Heche's asshole in the Psycho remake
New bike did I do gud? Hopefully I don't get mugged for this one.
>>1362958Looks great, you'll probably want some decent pedals
>>1361929Bad news senpai I took my gravel bike instead. Got my new shorter stem in.
>>1362023Nice>>1362060Lewd>>1362238Very nice>>1362493Very VERY nice>>1362708Ultra lewd>>1362869Lewd and nice>>1362958It's a meme but you've done well
>>1362958subcompact, gravelkings and a fuck load of bossesi reckon you did real gud
We did it Reddit!It can change gears again!
>>1363116um your rd cable is supposed to go outside your framedoesn't it rub the chain?looking pretty clean though. what colour bartape you thinking lad?
>>1363121I noticed it this morning, but it hasn't had any problem, so it's staying like that. That's what I get for finishing the bike late at night.I'm tring to find an orange tape that's not retina burning bright, If I give up, it will be brown.>>1361093Noice, I have been eyeing out Nukes for a while now, I love how their frames look.I might get a Scout to replace the old hardtail.>>1361101I am jelly, not for the bike, but for the snow>>1361173>Poseidon>No trident with two wheelsDropped>>1361288That blue is beautiful, really nice.>>1361308I have those same tektro levers on my mtb>>1361336>>1361373Is a suspension saddle too much weight?I don't mean it to be insulting, you already have the bike pretty loaded, but it's the only way I can figure out to deal with the stiffness you talk about without ruining the build with a new fork.>>1361421>dem wheelsWhat are they made of?They look pretty heavy>>1361424It looks nice overall, but those gray fox stickers don't fit IMO>>1362238Have you considered using riser bars instead of a giraffe steerer tube?>>1362493I never thought of using the reflector to generate downforce, nice!>>1362521Diddely!>>1362724Is this the famous dick softing pirate ship?>>1362869I'll have to check the legality of showing your underside to cages>>1362958Looks nice, it desperately needs proper pedals though
>>1363141lmao fuck it i guess. if it doesn't rub it's fine. don't do brown though. Do something in the spectrum of that decal, orange, red or yellow or just black if you want to be boringfizik is where it's at for tape imo
>>1362493top kek huff meme machine. loving it.>>1363141Wheels are some sort of alloy something or other, they're from a canadian toys r us bike from 2009, i just use them as placeholders before some skyways or something. they're actually pretty light and the hubs are sealed so theyre fine for racing.
>>1363141>>Noice, I have been eyeing out Nukes for a while now, I love how their frames look.I might get a Scout to replace the old hardtail.Yeah, it's a super rad bike, all their stuff seems to be great value. The paint chips very easily though so consider wrapping it if you ride rocky stuff. UK frames in general are also super low... so I put some short 165 mm cranks on for pedaling in rocky uneven terrain.>>I am jelly, not for the bike, but for the snowRight on... snow adds a certain beauty to the landscape, although I'm ok without, 7 months a year is enough. Older pic tho from spring. However it did snow 50 cm in that area 3 weeks ago but should be about dry now...
>>1360979I've had a few upgrades since this pic but overall pretty decent bike.
Cool a new PYBT
>>1363466were you the one telling >>1361935 to put on yellow bartape?
>>1360979bumpnew grips from planetbmx
>>1363669holy fuck what a comfy awesome piece of shit
>>1363669Why are you posting someone else's bike from 9 years ago?
>>1363466dominican pizza delivery guy/10>>1362521>btwin>>1361288>those tiressorry anon you meesed up, you shouldve gone high volume but slicks like maxxis holy roller pattern not the pure mtb tire + putsome cool riser bars since we all know that flat bars suck>>1361101real nigga/10
>>1360979Just built this up recently and took it for its first proper ride. Still need to get the fit right but I like how it rides so far.
>>1361288What saddle is that? It looks good.
>>1363784Very nice, but please wipe your camera lens before taking a picture next time
>>1361288> five replies and no one questioned the derailleur that's about to explodeAlso, that's an awful lot of drop to the handlebars. Does the poster just have incredibly long arms? Otherwise that's a syc bike mang.
>>1363809That's just what a derailleur looks on the big-big combination. On 1x systems it's best to run the chain as short as possible
>>1363806It's dust or grit or something that's made its way into my “““IP rated””” phone and lens. I need to try blasting compressed air into the openings to see if that can dislodge the particles, but I doubt it will work. The photo was much worse before I corrected what I could of the washing out.>>1363787Is interesting good? Plus no bulë
>>1363812I prefer to have the deraileur tucked in when I'm going fast.It's easier to save mistakes when you're going slow
>>1363814Not sure what you mean by "tucked in"
>>1363687>>btwinNothing wrong with that bike, rode it without needing to adjust it for 5000km, it rides well and it was extremely cheap, probably about 35% less than what other big brands offered at the same price range, for that price I could only get alu with sora from big brands. After all, I wanted this bike for fun riding and not racing or being serious, maybe some day I will get an overpriced fancy bike which will do exactly the same as this one but will weight 1kg less and will have nicer brakes (I don't like the rear brake)
>>1363816> using your rear brake> ever
>>1363815Hidden away.I also find it aesthetically pleasing.
>>1361288T I G H T
>>1363687>Should have gone with high volume but slicksWhat the hell do you think I use this thing for?>>1363789Specialized Riva from a few years back. Honestly the single best saddle I have ever owned comfort wise. Not a fan of how grippy it is. >>1363809Derailleurs are designed to shift best with about 2 extra link pairs. Otherwise the tension is too low. As for the drop. I am just a very flexible person I actually feel super upright on this bike. >>1363812This.>>1363814The longer your chain the farther down it is going to hang across most of its travel.>>1363834Yes, this js what it looks like in the lowest cog because it's a 1-by. >>1363891Thx.
>>1363926Actually I take back the second to last thing. It's a little past vertical in the smallest cog. Was thinking of a different bike Inhad with an 11-46 and a medium cage.
>>1363822> not doing Switzerland squeakers > not doing Scandinavian flicks around obstacles at the last nano seconddo you even have fun ?
Recommend me tape colour. I've got some marble looking lizard skin, but I could get a white seat and white deda perforated tape for the old school look too, or some other colour, recommendations pls.No scenery because I just assembled back this old gal I got.It's just an initial assembly to check what needs to be worked on or replaced, hence some odd things.I was gonna blog post about it but meh.
>>1364012If you have to buy something no matter the color, then whatever color is cheapest
>>1364012bright/fluro yellow, green, blue, pink or orange
>>1364012sky blueor if you want to get autistic Cinelli used to make Nippon flag tape but you have to get it New Old Stock on ebay.
>>1364012cinelli red zebra to look like glorious rising sun
>>1364012one of these colours
>>1364015>>1364033>>1364042>>1364045Red zebra looks like candy though. Not bad but we'll see.Right now I have these options available locally without the need to order. Top left black edgy camo is the one I currently have at home.
>>1364048don't do white bro. the bike isn't 'pro' enough. The blue would look good.
>>1364048the soft deda cork is great (sky blue) the other two start to peel because they are another material bonded to the foam.If you like lizardskins (most roadies do not) then snag that nice blue color for the fuji.The best thing about Deda tape is that it is so cheap you can change it like you do your underwear, every couple months or so.
>>1363926>>Should have gone with high volume but slicks>What the hell do you think I use this thing for?with that geometry it doesnt look like it would handle singletrack well, so Im not sure.
Haven't posted mine in a while
90s soft mtb with carbon swingarms. Do I fit into /n/ now ?>>1362708Y ?
>>1364221Not with that fuckawful pic you don't
>>1363430Thanks. Got em at a performance bike that was closing.
2014 Felt F65x. Bought it this morning, used, for 600 euroshekels. It is to replace my Specialized Crosstrail I've had for last 8 years. I only can afford to have 1 bike due to space constraints. I commute by bike, I do it as a sport, I do touring few times a year. I ride 85% paved surfaces, rest is gravel and forest roads, sometimes crossing streams, so the bike has to be able to do all. This, despite being low-tier is a step up from above mentioned hybrid and I feel like this one can do a lot.1. I need new tires for it, are Schwalbe G-One allround any good? In 35mm2. How much of a sacrilege/inconvenience it would be to put fenders and rack on it? I already have those on my hybrid, but for some reason it seems wrong to equip this bike with it. It's much more sportier.
>>1364324That's a real beauty
>>1364327Thanks, kind anon. First more 'serious' bike, it makes me happy. I'm removing all the stickers from the wheels though, too busy for me. The frame is unfortunately painted.
>>1364324>sacrilege/inconvenience it would be to put fendersFor a do-all/commuter fenders aren't really optional unless you live in Arizona or something.Does it even have fender mounting points? I just ordered an F30X, and there was some confusion and conflicting information about that.
>>1364119You mean headtube angle.You can ride literally anything anywhere. The bike isn't going to explode. Git gud
>>1364338Yes, there is a threaded hole in front fork and 2 more in the frame for rear (near bottom bracket and in seat stays).
>>1364342Not that that says anything about the bike I ordered.If it has mounting points then it's definitely not anything like sacrelige to mount fenders on it. Bikes look better without fenders but walking around with a wet butt at your destination is no fun, and neither is getting road spray in your face.
What about her ?>>1364231Thank you, I took extra care to take the picture from the non-drive side.>>1364012A fellow gigantic human>>1363647>>1363214Is there a way to put this kind of handlebars on my bike ?
Parts bike :) rides like it looks
>>1364407Not even tall, just barely 6'1. Previous owner listed it as L when it's something closer to XL. That said, my crotch JUST doesn't touch the top tube, so it's fine.
>>1364527>Not even tallYou are above the 6''-6'1" manlet cutoff. Also known as "No bike your size in classified ads" limit
>>1364457Man, I wish my steel frame had that much tire clearance
>>1362238Nice colour.>>1362521These bottlecages are too nice to not be used.>>1363816That's better. Cheers.
>>1364341>You can ride literally anything anywhere. The bike isn't going to explode. Git gudtrue dat, but I just think its a missed oportunity to make it into a mememobil, for trail riding the new stuff really is so much better geometry wise>>1364457are you a carpenter? how bad are the brakes on such a nice bike?
reposting my Lemond
My new single speed.
>>1365155>Fucking coaster brakeLmfao
>>1361093Damn I want to bomb the shit out of a mountain on that.>>1361373Cool build>>1361424Also looks like a lot of fun>>1364167Dig the Campy, looks like a pretty sweet all-rounder.
>>1365327BMCs look so clean, nice
>>1363669did you put the stem backwards on purpose or because you didn't know what you were doing?looks like it steers like a boat
>>1364012dude, is that frame a 65? you're either approximately 6'4" and you need to raise that saddle a whole lot, or else that bike is too big for you. there's no middle-ground, it's either one or the other.cool assed bike tho.personally I'd put plain cork tape on it and replace that boat-anchor-looking saddle with something at least a little more sporty in brown leather/synthetic leather.
>>1364078insane pic.Chattanooga bro?
Excited to hear someone sperg about my trying out a micro stem.>>1364985Post nds with chain off. >>1364735Eh besides not habing a slack headtube it's fine. People have largely forgotten how enduro and cross country MTB used to be about slow, technical sections where a slack headtube angle really hurts. For rolling over thing with suspension slackness is great but there are so many things you would fail to clear slowly that you could otherwise blow through due to the geometry of a modern MTB.
>>1365624The stem is fine... especially if you have a long top tube. I didn warn you about the inevitable grimy oxidation though.
>>1365656It looks exactly the same as when I stripped it. I literally said I wanted it to oxidize you dolt.
put some new bits on this week. velo orange grand cru 46/30 crankset, shimano dyno hub, b&m headlight.>inb4 those chesters look like ass on those cranksi know this and have vo sabots in the mail
>>1365697>It looks exactly the same as when I stripped it. no it doesnt the welds are now black>I literally said I wanted it to oxidize you doltbut you said it was anodised .... ?
>>1365698nice. coloured pedals are always a mistake.
Y’all sure are picky about what people want to do with their bikes. Just let them ride
>>1365698Watching this thing evolve has been such a treat.
>>1365710The welds have a little primer in them that I couldn't get out and didn't want to get with a wire brush or something.As for it being anodized, while it *is* clearly anodized in some way, it's not a protective anodization. Looks to be more for paint adhering without etching, so it will deepen over time.
>>1365720Just to be clear, anodizing an aluminum surface so you can use a lighter paint and a non-etching primer is pretty common. Saves weight in a couple of ways at once.
>>136555460, I'm 6'1'', the saddle was at that height because I assembled the bike to see what needed to be worked on or replaced. Right now it has a new saddle but still not fitted yet, I still need to degrease everything, wrap tape, new tires, and I forgot what else.We'll see how it fits, maybe I did make a mistake anyway because usually 60 is the largest I'm comfortable with.
>>1365720>>1365656Zishan I just realised what your seeing.Mothers metal polish left a lot of black crap in the anodizing.
>>1365726that person doesn't know what they are talking about. Saddle height is lower on a retro bike without aero bars. It is also period correct. >>1365698why such a small big ring when you live in a flat area (assuming you are the NY anon)
>>1365745im not hating on canondale man's ride... its sweet.. but i have stripped so many aluminium frames i know that if you dont aim for a polish and dont do a little rubbing to maintain the sheen they look like ass pretty quick.. my little bro did the same thing... i dont want to encourage people.... all it takes is a little rubbing and soapy steel wool and you can have this A E S T H E T I C
>>1365813Polished anything is boomer AF
>>1365817>Polished anything is boomer AFyeah of course it takes effort a bit of money chemicals and a workshop you zoomer cunt ...
>>1365819>>1365819fifty bucks says he's the old guy mechanic at the bike shop who is surly as fuck and never quite fixes the stuff right
>>1365821lel theres a lime scooter beeping round the corner for you pal
My "new" crankset just got here. Ordered it from a guy in Italy, only took a week to get here. I'll post a pic when the bike is done. Wierd to think this has been sitting in a warehouse since 1998 or so, waiting to be used.
>>1365821That's quite the false flag Boomer thing to say
>>1365546shitty bait>>1365822ayyyy trials guy i remember you, still sick bike>>1364407You could put cruiser bmx bars on your bike, youd need a new stem if the bars are tapered but if not you could find some basic cruiser riser bars or surly sunrise bars on there for funsies, itd look like a mid school kona as it already has that sort of setup. Fr you can put bmx bars on literally anything in my opinion and it immediately gains street cred and becomes more comfy
>>1360979New project for a new rider friend that wanted a vintage cruiser. found at my grandfathers house under his shed (of course not in its current condition without the seat and bars)
>>1365776yes, nyc surly anon here. smaller big ring because spinning is winning. this is the grabbel™ rig anyway so i'm not really concerned with speed.
>>1365880cool, well if it frequently loaded and goes on gravel trails that 46 is perfecto
>>1365890just did a short test run but it seems great so far. feels like i gain a little more speed for the same effort with this ratio. not sure it that's real or the i-got-new-shiny-parts effect.
>>1365624i might try this bmx stem thing on my lht. i feel like i'm always wanting the hoods where the flats of the bar start to curve into the ramp.
>>1365948Do it and report back. Going to ride this microstem for a while and decide if I want to plop an 60, or an 80 on there or just stick to 40.
+1 to the mtb crowd.
>>1365327Nice bike Kyle. But you need new bartape . I would personaly not go for yellow, but at least get something that is as clean as the rest of the bike. Otherwise a solid 9/10
>>1365719>>1365698If you guys have the progress with similar framing of the photos I can try to .gif it
New summer ride
>>1366066I remember seeing those in the store. Around 2011 or so.
>>1366075Got it second hand. But it seems to be around 10 years old so I assume you are right. It tries to look like those old racing crescents from 50s or so.
>>1366066>World champion stripesIDK how to feel about that oneThey look cool but it's the same as sticking Monster stickers to a black helmet
>>1365873>shitty baitso... your contention is that his stem is on forwards?
>>1366088It is supposed to be same model that was champion bike like in 1948. Tacky marketing
>>1365698awwww snap. fuckin sweet.I told you way back when those pedals ruined it but you're only now agreeing with me because>muh velo orange crank?
>>1365726that's a lot of head tube for a 60.I ride a 63 and mine is smaller than yours.
>>1365554>>1366100Indeed, just measured properly with tape. Seller listed and answered that it was a 60cm but it's actually a 25''. It can't be helped, bike werks, my balls don't get crushed by the top tube when I come down anyway, and it's just a commuter. I still plan on getting a new mtb and a new roadie to the "stable". t. 30 yo boomer
>>1366098pretty much, yea
>>1365713>Y’all sure are picky about what people want to do with their bikes. Just let them ridepretty much everyone who posts here who gets a bit of bantz in /pybt/ are people who ride a lot and post a lot here. We're nice to newbs. Half of us are in the same Strava group.
>>1365721>Saving weight on the paintLook at this guy, he'll never ride a bike painted with Chalkboard paint or Spray on Bedliner with an attitude like that
>>1366208don't let the manlets head tube shame you. the ladies love a long tube
>>1365824Damn that’s a good find. Gorgeous.
>>1366259Not sure you read that correctly.The manufacturer does that.That's also gaspipe-tractorpaint anon
She ain't pretty but she's mine.There will be a rack on the back when I find one that doesn't interfere with its folding.
>>1366315WaitDe-cartón sells shit in murica?
/n/, meet Gary>>1365873Do BMXs stem use the same 1-1/8" steerer diameter ? I could just get one instead of using shims for the surly sunrise bars.
>>1366453Yep yep, pretty damn sure, i mean i tested your hypothesis so it should be rock solid easy. id definitely suggest it. get a sunday freeze stem or something similar, itll last forever, and look sick as fuck. also holy shit thats a sick bike. id call that the thread winner.
Just had it serviced today lids
>>1366453Worst era for MTB aesthetics
>>1366316I wouldn't know, I am not in America.
>>1366579Are you disabled?
>>1365824Got this guy on the commuter today, put on some new flip flop pedals as well. 53-39 and a 12-25 in the rear, Dura-Ace 9spd deraiullers and an Ultegra crank. Super smooth drivetrain and it climbs pretty well.
>>1366605Forgot my pic.
>>1366604>being this new
>>1366607this biku is gay and you are an utter faggot for riding such shitheap
>>1366679What's the response here? Ah yes, "No U".
>>1366607Those bar end shifters look the opposite of comfy.
>>1366607You forgot your name, zishan
>>1366692They aren't so bad honestly, it's really nice over long distances where you're staying on the bullhorns. Even on the flats you just have to reach over and flick the shifter. Less annoying than those under brake shifters a lot of new bikes have, in my opinion.
>>1366692I guess I've never thought of them as any less comfy or convenient than any other set of shifters I've owned. They have a good tactile feel and make a satisfying click, and they're close to the hands when you're on the bullhorns, which is where I try to be as much as possible when traffic allows.
>>1366715Less annoying than having them at your fingertips in your most used riding position?Hmmmmmmm.Are you sure you aren't just bad at it?
>>1366685sure, but your bike still sucks.
>>1366781stop being an asshole this is comfy /n/
>>1366833This looks like a great bike to ride but aesthetically it's a mess.
>>1366607>>1366679I don't see anything wrong with this bike except that the frame is too large for the rider.
>>1366833The north wind
>>1366836>aesthetically a messI disagree, please make your case.
>>1366733No, I think you're just an autist who can't imagine having a slightly different controls layout than they set up for you at the bike shop. >>1366837Agreed, it's a 53 and I would have preferred a 51 or so but it was given to me and you can't beat free.
>>1366846Nice assumptions. You sound like the artist. Reaching 8 inches is obviously more convenient than clicking a button 3mm from your finger tip.
>>1366841>mix of black/silver/grey parts>lots of mismatched colors that don't work together: gold, tan, blue, sky blue, fuschia, green, fluorescent red>both 80's and 10's components>that headset spacer stack>really messy cockpit
>>1366847Here's the point my friend, I posted a picture of my commuter bike that I built up myself, with barend shifters that I used cause I like tri bars and thought they were cool. And now you want to argue about what shifters some random stranger on the internet decided to put on his commuter bike. I don't even know why I'm posting this. Go for a ride and get off the internet m8.
>>1366859Because you're autistic?You're the retrogrouch angry about brifters and pretending your setup is somehow superior.Also your frame is too big.Please explain how convenient they are to shift when you're out of the saddle or need both hands on the bars.
>>1366850So basically this boils down to "i don't like it because it doesn't suit my personal tastes"Got it. ;)
>>1366884I wonder if that's yellow bar tape fag
>>1366885It might be lol.Here, enjoy another one of my bikes. This one is probably acceptable to guy, because it doesn't have pink on it.
>>1366710Lel that aint me... another polished bro apears out the wild !!Meanwhile its beautiful sunny Saturday and i cant decide which fine steed i want to ride....
>>1367048Didn't you give me shit for having my saddle slammed forward at some point?
>>1367048What the frig is that leftward abomination for
>>1367054Nope. Only idiotic faggots nag people on fitting / angles here. I trust bike owners know what's most comfiest to ride with their combined body type / bike sizing. >>1367063It's for urban assault. Stairs / gaps / air / manuals / endos / fanging round town. Most of those components have handled a good decade of abuse. The Hadley hubs / DT spokes / sun rims / Serfas Drifter wheel set has been indestructible.
>>1367078How reasonable of you. On the fit thing. People sperging over fit is one of the worst things about internet bicycle culture.
>>1367079ok, bikepill me on how does such a bike handle with such a short stem, looks twitchy, how is the countersteering in corners? have you deliberatly chosen a bigger frame?
>>1366833I'd love to see the big-big combination on this one
>>1367095>mfwDidn't notice the stem, just that the bike looked pretty smol with a really high saddleI'm sure that bike must feel really weird, I have a bike (57cm frame) with a 50mm stem and it already feels similar to a 53cm frame bike I have, so I can't really imagine how sensitive must be the handling on that small bike with that non existent stem. Also hard to imagine the user's body proportion, must be a person with long legs and extremely short torso and arms.
>>1366884That's what aesthetics means.
Old photo of my Fuji Touring in some bavarian "scenery". This was taken somewhere along the "Donauradweg" aka the Danube cycling path for anglos.
>>1367125Nice wheelie machine
>>1367143Yeah, it was a bit light up front but it wasn't a problem even on steep uphill sections
>>1367095I chose a deliberately shorter stem to see how it feels.The handling is identical, and the countersteering during corners thing is a bit of a myth anyway (if you've never tried, try cornering with no hands.)It's more direct, but since the headtube angle is the same all else is equal. What it does change is how responsive the bike feels when you need to turn the bars.
>>1367244>the countersteering during corners thing is a bit of a myth anyway (if you've never tried, try cornering with no hands.)how is countersteering a myth? I descended as did you, you countersteer.Is it more responsive now with a shorter stem? On my mtb Ive experienced the feel of better stability but less responsive when I put a shorter stem, I think it might have smth to do with your hand being more precisely above front axle on shorter stem, that being said, as a total package short stems are better for mtb, but Ive never tried it for road.
>>1367254You countersteer to lean the bike to start the turn, but once in the turn you're basically holding the steerer straight unless you're trying to adjust the turn. Even so, the difference between a 40mm stem and a 120mm stem is only about 1/3rd of the total length. >>1367254On your mtb you probably have super wide bars. It's all just a lever. Longer stems increase how far you have to move to turn the wheel. At the same time, you are weaker farther from your body, which makes it harder to turn.
>>1367266how does it behave when upright steering when you dont countersteer compared to long stem?>At the same time, you are weaker farther from your body, which makes it harder to turn.not if its compensated by short TT lenght...modern mtb geometry changed everything about TTs... Ive seen some small road bike brands that desingned the frames around shorter stems, they had longer TT and I think a bit steeper HA, magnesium frames as well, cant remeber the name but it was a french company...either way, for mtb my exp of long TT and short stem VS a short TT and 100 stem feel extremly different to me.The shorter stem modern geo defiently needed more time to get used to it, while the longer stem short TT felt more nible and I got a better feeling of where the front wheel was (yes there was a rake a trail factor as well since smaller HA of old school mtb), but overall new geometry is superior for trail riding.PS- modern mtb geometry is horrific for counter steering, not that much on trails since you can drift in berms, but its so hard to adjust the apex once in the corner and +40khm descending road on them is horrific.
>>1367048Hey hey I'm not the only one that does that! Do people sperg over your setups as well?
>posing the bike and shooping and color correcting n shitwhat are you a girl just take the picture LMAO
>>1367300Nice ride fag hows it handle on those suburban bike paths
>>1367299People sperg over his bent seatpost and saddle slammed back + using brifted on cut drops for no reason.He tries to justify it rather than admitting it's stupid and he doesn't have access to the most powerful braking position.
>>1367299>Do people sperg over your setups as well?>>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 >>1367324 > sperging intensifieswhat a sperg
>>1367078sun rims are good
Sun Rhynolite XL is one of the greatest rims ever conceived. Single wall so thick I suspect you don't even need to true it
>>1367328Honestly I think these guys are just jealous, I used to post on /n/ all the time when I had an old steel piece of shit and everyone was nice, now that I built something that's less of a piece of shit the autism is coming out.
>>1367385>>1367328>Everybody is a dick to me>The problem must be *them* and not me.Zishan at least be self aware.
>>1367389> t. sperg
>>1367385zish doesn't have any nice bikes
Been riding her since fall, still in love.
Went browsing for a Centurion Iron Man, ended up finding a ‘95 Stumpjumper. This is my second one... also for $50. Will either clean up and flip or do a drop bar conversion.
I was looking forward to new-bike-day but now it turns out that's not happening :(
>>1367920y u ran out of money?
>>1367932Wiggle decided that the bike I ordered from them was apparently a return with signs of use so the didn't want to sell it to me after all since they only sell new bikes. Or so they claim.
>>1367918What a steal. Please don't meme this classic bike it belongs in the dirt.
>>13679181" threadless? fucking sickI think it's okay to convert to drops if you carefully package and store the original parts, not that it's especially valuable but that one looks really clean
this is the only recent picture I have of it. I have since removed the unnecessary bike pump and switched to a smaller saddle pack.
>>1367999older pic of it. I'm so fucking glad that white bar tape is gone
Here's my beater commuter, nothing special but a couple days ago I swapped the old bars out for different drops and replaced the rack (previous one failed at a weld).
>>1368002what is a beater bike, I really don't understand this concept. You either ride a bike or you don't.
>>1367996I wasn’t going to consider a conversion until I realized how easy it would be to try it since it’s threadless. I was honestly just going to try to run a ghetto conversion by getting a 22.2mm grip diameter dropbar and leaving the original grip shifters on the flats, doesn’t bother me. I already have spare tektro road brake levers. Top tube is 58cm, all I’d need is a shorter stem to fit like my 56cm bikes.
>>1368008When you live somewhere where theft is even a 1% chance, you don't ride your nice bikes for commuting.The other reason to have one, is that maybe you have an ultra focused road bike, or mtb, or bmw. Then you just have a simple cheap bike to commute with, no need for expensive materials and parts.
>>1368009The diameter doesn't matter, grip shifters won't fit around the bend in the bar.Maybe if you disassemble them they might, but still probably not.
>>1368001>>1367999swung and missed twice on taking the picture in the right direction there, didn't we?
>>1368020Seen them work with trigger shifters without modification like in the image, so I’ll find out soon
>>1368020It fits nicely on the bar ends and works very well
>>1368021if you're right handed you tend to place/lean objects in the same direction that you would be holding them with your hand. it's not intentional.
>>1368022Those trigger shifters have maybe a 2cm wide mount. Of course they'll work.Twist shifters are easily 3-5cm wide.>>1368023(you)>>1368024Probably shouldn't be in the habit of justifying something so small.
my new bike! took it on its first real ride today :^)
>>1367863>>1367898This is because he is closet cager who has restored and owns and drives LANCIA
>>1368041>>1368044ok i'm never going to hate on your silly bikes again, you're officially based as fuck are they both yours? the delta and the (fulvia?)?
>>1368041>>1368044>he has two classic lanciasholy shit dude
>>1368041>>1368044Very nice now go trip on /o/ and cease shitting up this peaceful cycling forum
>>1368044Post skin color and racial breakdown Zish
Took my first 100k+ ride yesterday, it went well except for the very hilly last 20k where my legs got sore. Bianchi is mine.
>>1368073nicethe last part of a long ride being hard is like how you need to poop when you get to the front door.
>>1368073Where in Japan is this?
I need a new saddle and better bottle cages. The last 5 miles of yesterday's 50 mile ride justed my fat ass.
>>1368085wow what a beautiful bike
I should mount my rear rack lower and install a front rack.
>>1368096verrryyy nice i think you should pick a bright colour for your bartape though
>>1368081lel i believe Bianchi-san is from Based Finland
>>1368103thanks! I was actually just looking at some camo bartape..
>>1368106>I was actually just looking at some camo bartape..
New flats. Dont know if i like the look.
>>1368114camo is better then anything else that I can think of out there now.. got any suggestions or alternatives?
>>1368143i would go pink, yellow, neon green or orangeyour bike is lovely and minimalist and it just needs a little bit of flaircamo or black is just like the subtle build hasn't been restrained it's been cowardice
>>1368081Bianchi-San lives in a coastal town in South eastern Sweden.
>>1368114diamonds>>1368128shoulda done black anon>>1368096lack of classic curve drops here is pissing me off
>>1368114damn, nipples poking through jersey while airing out her sweaty cooch is getting me hard
Got this from my good friends grandmom a couple weeks ago. Greased the bearings and put some new tires on, it's fun but it weighs 50 fuckin pounds and I live on a hill
>>1368222Pretty low tier bike but looks in pristine condition, if I were you I'd replace that road freewheel for a MTB one, so you have easier gears to tackle dem hills with
>>1367110Actually it won't go in big-big, chain is like 1 link too short.And I'm OK with it.
>>1368031nice, but>everything black except the crankhuh?that path looks fucking awesome, too.
>>1368321It still could, and it would seize your chain and maybe rip your derailleur apart, so be careful.
>>1368089yeah, but not the saddle angle
>>1368442Angle looks fine for a leather saddle, I'm more worried about the lack of tension
Just ordered one of theseDid I fuck up, /o/?
>>1368321never let anyone else ride your bike or you will end up with at best a bend derailer and hanger and at worst a bent frame and fucked wheel
>>1368566Nah dude, charge/fabric saddles are the comfiest
>>1368439>>1368576Thanks. I'm aware.Nobody ever touches the bike but me and it is fine with the short chain.Reasoning for this: I swapped the group over from a bike with a shorter wheelbase and I'm too cheap to buy a new one. I was a mechanic previously so I'm very aware of the risks, this is a calculated cheap-out.
>>1368767Because chains are so expensive?
>>1368566I like my Spoon. I have a narrow ass.yours looks wider? as long as your ass is regular-sized it'll probably be fine.
>>1368566>/o/?now that you've got your saddle sorted, it's time to throw your cage into the ocean to rebuild the coral reef.
>>1368770Because I'm lazy, if we're being completely honest.
>>1368085how come yur brooks looks like an old porch couch?
>>1368830canadian rockies? or french alps?
>>1368789My sit bones are 125mm apart so I go for wider saddles.
>>1368794>Implying coral reefs exist in most places. >>1368767If you were a mechanic then why not just stop at a bikeshop and ask for a couple linkpairs of spare chain?>>1368582Here's hoping. I'm the troll Schwinn guy and that origin8 saddle was always my least favorite. Just barely wide enough. If I slid too far forward my sitbones would be wedged apart.
New bike, but no water bottle cage, so I cant ride it for very far can I
>>1369147>canyonlol they fell for GCN's marketing.
>>1369149I agree with your analysis, this year Ive been getting back into biking after about a decade and Ive been using a 2007 Specialized bighit with a fork that was an inch too short for the bike. Before that I built up a Specialized Enduro (pic related) in 2008. Getting this 2019 YT Capra is like stepping 10 years into the future
>>1369137I thought all the cool guys carried hydration packs nowadays
>>1369155Nice, mountain bikes are crazy these days. If you want to get hyped look up "semeneuk raw 100" or "sb165 already knows".+ sweet van :)
>>1369159I cant afford a high-performance fannypack
>>1369137Get a hydration backpack.
>>1369161Then you bought a too expensive bike.
>>1368089Thanks!>>1368443>>1368940Had a crash on a fast dirt section of a ride a couple of months ago and fugged the saddle somehow. The tensioner bolt doesn't do anything. My cycling funds got hammered by fixing up my commuter and installing dynamo lighting on it, so I've been dealing with the trashed Brooks on this ride. But yeah, it's become a bit too broken now, so I'll be replacing the saddle before I ride that bike again.
>>1369381And I was worried about my 2.4” tires being too big
>>1369383Too big for what?
>>1369381>top half of the cassette not used>clean tireswhy bother with a fatbike when you're just gonna ride it on flat asphalt
>>1369406There we go
Nvmd the preg chick in the back
>>1369495very comfy bike
New to biking, well I haven't rode since I was a kid. Picked up my first adult bike the other day. Sure, it's a Nishiki but it does the job for now and is very fun to ride.
>>1369832that pretty much looks exactly like a Trek FX
>>1369137Sometimes you have to live uncaged
>>1369082Bad welds. And stem, jesus
>>1369913those look like normal welds to me for a mid range AL bikeku. the dude that rides that bike is a bit of a bikenerd and likes to put weird stuff on there b/c he works in a shop and has access to all kinds of weird stuff. He says the short stem is fun AF and he's usually critical of things he dislikes.>>1369137maybe it's just for the roadie/tt crowd but I always thought those double water bottle holders that go under the seat looked badass. Maybe that'll work for you bro. I never liked camelbak/hydration packs because by sweaty gorilla back just meant I was drinking warm water within a few hours. Plus the nozzles and squeezy tit mouthpieces always get all mildewy and gross. tough to clean outside of literally forcing dawn through it with a squeeze bottle.
>>1369913If you've seen better alloy welds than those on cannondales it's because they've been ground smooth. >>1370057Critical of things I dislike? I only ever reply to people going on about mine or other people's bikes like it is some sin against god. I do insult retrogrouches though. I will give you that.
>>1370061How's that hyper compact fit treating you
>>1368566that would look great on my bike. imma check it out.
Best ride of my life. Just discover a abandoned factory that is not guarded anymore near the river in my town. 2km or mixed tarmac, gravel and rocks. Will be my new playground till winter.
>>1371211Sick, my town doesn't have anything like this.
>>1360979Use it for popping to the shop and taking dog out on walks in the woods. Not been x country for a while and just bought myself a moped so will probably be selling this soon.
>>1363822I only use my back brake, i swapped the levers over so the back is on da ryt. See cube analog itt