>neet for years>have a hand me down bicycle>slowly learn how to change my cassette and chain>did it successfullyI'm feeling really good bros
>slowly upgrade the bike>no neetbux>get job to fuel bike upgrades>participate in local events>meet grils>profit?
>>1544299they're sluts, they ride more dudes than the shop's rental bike
>lrn2 fix up bike>amass tools>eventually too many to cram in my junk drawer>buy first tool box of my life>wonder if dad's proud of me>tfw I can't ask him until he finally comes home from the store
>>1544311It' ok anon. You just have to be patient. The one time I wanted to show my dad that I had fix a junkyard bike he beat me with a hose and sold the bike. That drunken piece of shit.
>>1544299>>meet grilsAnd this was the point when it became unbelievable.
>>1544409>>1544430For you.>>1544267nice anon grats !
How hard is it to replace the crankset? I was thinking surely if I have a new cassette and chain, the crankset ring might need replacing too.
>>1544436Unless you're missing a teeth, why bother? With a 10$ chinesium toolset and a big wrench 10 mins tops. Post pic of the bike
>>1544311Well I would be proud of you, but I'm just a guy on a mongolian basket weaver forum
>>1544436Chainrings last longer because they're thicker than cassette cogs and have way more teeth to distribute the force. You'll probably go through several cassettes before you have to worry about replacing chainrings.
>>1544267> Be depressed, lonely, and out of shape.> Start riding a bike because can't afford a bus pass.> Find some party rides to go on.> Start volunteering at a non-profit bike shop.> Get cute girlfriend at bicycle party.My life really changed in a lot of good ways because of cycling. Being too broke for any other form of transportation one month was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
>>1544436Easy but how you do it is wait until the drivetrain skips even with a new chain & cassette then you need to do it. Otherwise it's fine.
>>1544612>Being too broke for any other form of transportation one month>one of the best things that ever happened to meI'm so sorry about your life, Anon.
>>1544645t. bitter prick
>>1544645Who's the bitterest man in the transport board?
>>1545170for me, it's a tie between NIMBYs or cagers
>>1544267>be neet>have a bare frame laying around >got nothing to do anyway, decide to build it into a winter bike>three parts bikes (one of which I ended up liking too much to butcher), lots of random parts and 6 months later, have my winter beater that barely saw any winter>really proud of it, turn it into my main bike>buy two more bikes to fix up with all the tools and extra parts I got>still can't get myself to finish and sell either of them>including the not-parts bike and the "nice" bike I had before>just got another frame for a new projectI think I got a problem, send help
>>1545196How tf did it take you 6 months to assemble a bike? I'm lazy and perfectionist as hell about such things but even for me worst case it'd be>Day 1: rip off all the old parts>Day 2: clean the fuck out of the frame>Day 3: gather and clean new/"new" parts together in preparation for assembly>Day 4: bolt everything on>Day 5: cables>Day 6+: adjust and test
>>1544311>that's a cool tool box son but no need to impress me, I was always proud of you
>>1544267that yo uin the pic? fucking your hot!!!
>>1545618Baisically I'm lazy and an extreme cheapskate, I would use "oh, there's a real bargain on those brakes" as an excuse to get out of home and go halfway across the city to fetch them. Also I had no tools or skills to do anything with so the process was frequently interrupted by me having to acquire them. Wheel building alone took almost a week.
>>1545618Also, broken parts, a whole lot of them.
>adjusted seat>suddenly cycling is really fun now and I can go up hills
>>1544299>>1544612What is local events, what is party ride? How come nobody asked me
>>1547280should we tell him guys?
>tfw can't into party rides because too fast>built up a bike to be intentionally slow as fuck>still too fastwell i don't need friends anyway haha
>>1547369Just find fast group rides, no one wants to be friends with slows anyways
>got a haircut>looks good>fixed another bike issueAnons I'm feeling really good
>>1549097This is now a chicken owners thread. What's the race of the black ones? @OP Post pic of the bike
>>1544267I fix/sell 1-2 bikes a month to keep up my NEET life.It's hilarious that you can get an old supercycle for free from some grandma, clean it up and fix it then sell it to some hipster as "vintage" for way more money than it's worth.Helps there's a lot hipsters in Ottawa and I got a bunch of Park Tool Tools for free including a stand.>>1544299>>meet grilsAlready got one anon, pic rel.
>>1553933>chicken owners basedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4e-LLFx0Vg
>>1547369Ride a fat bike, one with the five inch tires. Buy shitty, heavy tires and air them down.
>>1553933black austolorps,,,andone bard rock specked,she lays pinkeggs.
>>1545648That shit is backwards, way to not get the meme.
>>1561574Nice cock.... Let me show you mine...Unfortunately I don't have pictures of my two hombres. 1 Vorwerk and 1 Krueper.Here s a pic of my 4 older chicks digging in rightfully German Clay. 2 German Sperber und 2 New Hampshire
>>1563257get a silky bantam they are gangster
>>1549097>>1553933>>1561574>>1563257>>1566498based chicken posters, lets keep the cocks coming.
>>1566498>>1567404Doing her best. My brother calls them the "Favela Chicks" because I used all sorts of leftover paint on the coop.
Finally a decent pic of my Krüpers and the Vorwerk rooster
I have NEETbux and no life.I go outsides for either biking or buying food.Meaning I have money to buy a 2000 bucks worth bike.Gonna do it soon
>>1547369best way to find bike frens is join a volunteer bike shop>meet other ppl who like bikes>learn more about matinence>help other bike frens fix their bike>get free parts and bikes for volunteering
Here's more cock for u guys, tho I had to euthanize and make it soup after getting it badly hurt in a fight against a skunk :(
>>1570084fuck yeah cock 'n' bikes
>>1570983>getting mad someone made a thread on a slow board
>>1545648That pic is one of the most cringe things I've ever seen...It might as well be titled 'I hate my stupid dad I wish he was like...'
>>1570084That sucks bro. I had to put down a chicken from the first hand-raised batch.Pic is "Findus" my rooster in training
>>1544267You'll get a lot of hate in this thread, but you now have a skill, even if its a minor one. No matter what happens, no matter how shit your life becomes, that knowledge can never be taken away from you. Now you can build on it.
>>1576881>that knowledge can never be taken away from youI don't think this is at all true.
>>1570983Bicycles are good
>>1544300They hate you because you speak the truth
>>1544457>Big tires>Mudguardswhy is it so asthetic
>>1581393best baiku showpost the fred
>>1547369just ride a single speed with a 1:1 ratio.
>>1547369lets see it m8