Post all of your bikes, past and present, edition.Other thread conversation is kill.
Don’t feel like taking pictures of all my bikes so I’ll just post the most fun one
>Major Taylor Edition>>1567432holy shit I didn't realize all those bikes were yours. I'm n=1 but I'm cursed. Every time I save enough and pull the trigger on another bike, my current workhorse dies or gets stolen or something. It makes me sad>>1567470fuck yeah fixies are fun
>>1567432damn you finally did it anon you learned how to wrap bar tape
Is it okay to post them one by one? Too lazy / inept to make a combo image.This isn't my first bike but it's the first one I cared about. Cadence, the 1997 Cannondale R900. Before I knew anything about bikes, about 7 years ago I found this bike, missing wheels and a few other bits in an alley. Full 600 tricolor / first gen ultegra. I knew Cannondale was a good company so I took it home and made it my mission to learn how to rebuild it. It was way more complicated than I ever imagined but after a couple years working on it on and off at the local co-op I got it running. The bike had had the shit ridden out of it, both derailleurs and both brakes were completely clapped out. I had to learn about octalink bottom brackets. I had to learn what bottom brackets were! Throughout this process I had quite a few other bikes come and go, and I never really ended up riding this one that much because I was usually carrying stuff around or commuting in shitty weather. Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun. I held onto it in spite of only riding it a few times a year up until last summer when it was stolen off the roof of my van while I had drinks with some friends on my birthday. I went on a war path. I posted everywhere online and I scoured the shitty parts of town trying to find it. I filed perhaps the most detailed bike related police report the VPD had ever received. I knew this bike inside and out. Nitto Neat bar, cinelli tape, 600 shifters, ultegra cranks, 105 derailleurs, ritchey spd pedals, carbon specialized seatpost, orange mavic open pro laced to a CODA hub on the front with aero bladed spokes, mismatched black open pro laced to an ultegra hub on the back because some bastard once rammed me from behind with his jeep.After a week and a half of searching I got it back! But something was wrong. In her absence I had moved on. I felt nothing for her anymore. I put her on craigslist and sold her within 2 weeks. I hope this ol jackhammer is still out there somewhere.
>>1567491This is Sophie, my 1985 Cannondale ST-400 Sport Touring. Full Shimano 600EX. I LOVED this bike. It handled almost like a road bike, was super light and I could pack around all the shit I needed. I did my first 100km rides on it and I rode it EVERYWHERE. I repainted it by hand with enamel paints from the hobby shop and decals from eBay. I think I rode somewhere around 10,000km on it but I finally gave it up when I realized getting a 10 speed drivetrain on an aluminum frame with 125mm dropout spacing with proper chainline and good indexing was nearly impossible, I wanted to be able to clear tires beyond 32mm and something a little less rigid for loaded touring / errand running / commuting.
>>1567491oof, that was a rollercoaster of a story. Please share more stories if you have more
>>1567478Looks comfy and relaxed to ride anon.That fork is pretty rakey, how does she handle?>>1567491Something about this bike screams "fun to ride," even though I'm not fond of deep reach bars.>>1567432That Schwinn looks like the bees knees anon.
>>1567500>That fork is pretty rakey, how does she handle?45mm rake and 74.5 head angle, the handling is too nimble, a little dangerous and unforgiving but I love it.>That Schwinn looks like the bees knees anon.I felt bad bullying OP because the bike that Schwinn replaced was painted badly then he snapped a downtube and moved all the parts to that Schwinn. Then karma went around and a year (or two) later I snapped a downtube in exactly the same place as OP's bike.
>>1567498Haha thanks! This photo is from my very first attempt at a century with Sophie. In the winter of 15/16 I had moved from Vancouver to a more rural / suburban place for the winter as I was pretty depressed and had broken up with my girlfriend and lost my job. It was December 21st and my plan was to ride from Abbotsford out to chilliwack, Agassiz and then harrison hot springs and back. I set out in my microfiber sneakers and windbreaker. I posted a photo on instagram from the hot springs and a friend of mine who lived in Hope reached out and said "whoa! You're so close by! You should come hang out!" At that point, about 90km in, maybe the farthest I'd ever ridden at that point and already having dealt with 3 fucking flats (this is when I learned not to cheap out on tires,) the 30km to Hope sounded a lot more manageable than the 70km home, so I set off, not thinking about the fact that Hope is nestled in the mountains and a very different climate from the rest of the valley. By then, it was so pitch black out on the highway I didn't even realize I was climbing. Finally I reached Hope, looked around and realized there was a foot of snow everywhere! The second I got off the bike I was FREEZING. Thankfully my friend lent me a warm jacket and we went down to the river to have a fire beside a big beaver dam. The next morning I woke up with my toes in agony from the exposure / being tightly clamped by my toe straps in my floppy shoes, but I felt accomplished. I hadn't ridden the century but at 126km that was still by far the longest ride I'd done at that point.
>>1567483I do one lazy wrap job out of hundreds and I'll never hear the end of it, lmfao.At least I didn't do what Seth did in his latest video.
>>1567501Consider a longer stem and it'll be as sharp, but easier to handle.Steering feels good when the hoods end up sitting over the trail, ideally in the front half of the trail or even slightly ahead of it.
>>1567554>That SoarerAh yes, truly one of Toyota's best paperweights.
Decide what sticker goes over the horrible (painted) headtube badgeI’m thinking cirno
>>1567565Leave it man, it looks real clean as is.
>>1567501It's not that it was badly painted. The shrinking of the tractor paint was intended. The frame came out of the garbade.
>>1567568>>1567501That said, the bike was pretty sick looking as it... cheap as it was.>>1567500Thanks anon.>>1567478Part and parcel of city life.Three of threes are gone. The last three.>>1567565Just try not to hurt your resale value. Are you going to invest in livable pedals?
>>1567567The headtube badge looks awful though>>1567569I don’t plan on selling it but stickers come off easy anyways. This was an unboxing picture basically, I got DMR Vault pedals on it now
>>1567572>>1567570I would say if you're worried about that logo being ugly that, well, nobody else is looking.So do you, but it's not like anyone's judging you for it as is.
>>1567432Really like the Schwinn, seen it posted here a couple of times.>>1567470That looks fun.>>1567478Nice, but the predecessor had more character.>>1567491>>1567495>>1567502I enjoyed reading your story. Cool bikes. So is Sophie still with you or did you sell her too? What's your current bike?>>1567554Wtf, how high is the saddle? Mirin that Soarer.>>1567565New bikes smell so nice. Enjoy!>>1567569The Schwinn frame is a real upgrade. Still gives those rat rod vibes, but not over the top.Picture: My single speed beater in winter mode. SKS raceblades work surprisingly well. Old 32-spoke wheels had to be replaced with Aksiums from my parts bin, sadly. Looks shit, rides well. My cheapest bike but still the one I like riding the most.
>>1567581way too high. i got it cheap second hand so there wasn't much choice in frame size. i like to slam it and go to skate parks tho, it's good for that.
Daily commuter, ss free wheel, geared to go slow, still walk it up hills.
>>1567589>have shifters>dont want to
Don't get to ride it as much as I'd like
>>1567581That frame is ace man and it's in such good condition, please never sell it.You're right about the non-period correct wheels looking wack, but aksiums are solid wheels and schwalbes are comfy and roll well.>>1567589Looks fun, the geometry isn't hardcore track so it'd be comfy for road riding.>>1567604Hey Ham-Beanie. Your princess blanket is looking extra clean, I bet it smells like fabric softener and retaining compound.
Not a bike yet but wii be when I can afford parts
>>1567695god, that hood height, position and angle look so uncomfortabledo you ride in the drops exclusively?
Never really post this bike, but it's one of my favorites.Frame's a Raleigh Colt(?) from the 50's or 60's. I haven't been able to find an example of one with the same curvature to the tubes, so I don't know if it was a one-off or just some random frame produced by Raleigh for another brand.>>1567432Love the nishiki as always.>>1567568>>1567569ripHow's the new frame feel in comparison?
>>1567913really nice proportions. would look even nicer with tanwallsthe rivendell panaracer meme tyres in 28,30,32,33 sizes are very cheap on planet x atm i also think more comfortable pedals
>>1567695fd looks too highis it possible to get a smaller granny chainringthe colour is beautiful the faux-regal saddle looks kind of out of place but if it's comfy that's all that matters i guessi'd very much like to see it in bikepacking dressshould have yellow or green bartapeand the bars are fullr etard the cuttoff point for rotation is pointing at the rear brake bridge (upper fender bridge) then rotate the levers up so they're vertical. That would lessen your reach which is probably desirable.
>>1567913Raleigh, murray and Kent made Western Flyers under contract for sale at western auto. It could be a flyer but those were usually red with a pseudo gas tank.
>>1567995Oh and heres my Poseidon Triton apologies if image is flipped
>>1567913I appreciate the bike you have. Always been tempted to build up a moustache bar townie on an ancient cruiser frame with 26" balloon tires.Something with a weird combo of sport and cruise to fill the niche of a fixie.>love the NishikiThanks, it's currently being ridden by some future shredtress. Sold it out of our shop to some young girl who was on a budget and hopefully it'll inspire her to keep going.>How's the new frame feelThat bike is gone, too, but it was absolutely one of the most comfortable gravel bikes I've ridden. Not super fast, but it descended amazingly well given it had so much side-to-side flex.
>>1567491>>1567495>>1567502I thoroughly enjoyed reading that, ride on anon>>1567565>>1567572>Live Uncagednice. I think the badge looks fine since it's basic af but at least it's not so loud like how other companies brand their bikes>>1567568even if it was intended I still think the wrinkles look terrible but you did give the bike a proper last run instead of dumping it like the previous owner. The schwinn is a better reincarnation imo anyway>>1567569>that filenamelmao>Part and parcel of city lifeit sucks sometimes but it's the only life I really know>Three of threes are gone. The last three.no way, you got rid of the schwinn, diamonback, and the nishiki? Not the nishiki...I also just noticed, you slapped an AC track fork on your fixie after all that work stripping and repainting the old fork? How's the handling of that fork upgrade? I had the same base bike about 5 years ago so I'm more than familiar with how it handles stock>>1567581that's a clean super commuter, I can't believe how clean it is for a frame that's older than me.>the predecessor had more character.I can't deny that, the previous bike had enough miles to have character. It's only been 3 months since I've put it together>>1567588lol that saddle height>>1567589flip that flop and bust out some fixie tricks if it's geared so low, well going downhills would suck then>>1567604hi hambini>>1567656>muh diccthat is a sexy frame, plz build it properly>>1567695the hell is going on with that rear dropout?>>1567913I like it A LOT, it looks like a cruiser that wants to go fast but can't because it's geared so low. Man, I would love cruising the streets on that thing>>1567996I've commented on that bike before but I just realized how tight the geometry of that rear triangle is
>>1568013>Sold it out of our shop to some young girl who was on a budget and hopefully it'll inspire her to keep going.man I seirously hope so and I really hope she treats that bike right, that nishiki is a nice build
>>1568015>That filenameSome rando posted a thread with that as the text and using that picture. Had to save it for posterity. >slapped the AC track forkYeah I wanted to get back into doing FGFS so I needed steel up front. I didn't trust the carbon legs to not die from a badly landed bunny hop or slider. Also the original bike was a 2016 Dawes Streetfighter, so it probably isn't the bike you're thinking of.>wrinkles look terribleInterestingly I have never owned a bike that got more comments from people about how cool the paint was, in person. Sure it was divisive.>>1568016Down the line I might try and track down something similar. Probably an old Klein, though.
>>1568019Eh maybe in person the paint might've looked better but in photos it reminds me of that awful 80s textured walls.>2016 Dawes StreetfighterMine was a 2015 and the drop bar version but otherwise, it's the same frame. It would make a killer FGFS setup since it's a more slack geo (for a fixed) with a sloping top tube.>Probably an old Klein, though.Now that would hold a lot of prestige if you can find a Klein, those bikes were special even back then. Their paint is amazing too with the color shifting chameleon/maziora effects
>>1568028forgot to attach img for proofs
>>1568029one more for more proofsok time to sleep so I can wageslave tomorrow
>>1567913>>1567995Actually just did some more looking around and it appears to be a Hawthorne Hercules built by Raleigh. Pic related
>>1567432I'm ashamed... I have the same bike since 2012...
>>1568404Nothing wrong with that at all, it just means you enjoy riding above all else and that’s really what it’s all about. Keep shredding brother
>>1568404There's no reason to be ashamed. In fact, if you put a lot of miles/kilometers through it, I would say it's a badge of honor.
>>1568015>Pls build it properlyDo you have any suggestions? I'm still not exactly sure what to do with it yet. I'm getting a shopping list together but I've never built up a bike before.
>>15684048 years is nothing remarkable at all. I hope you're just trolling and not actually this much of a faggot.
>>1567565skull & bones
100€ beater I bought from a filipino teenager, I decided to keep that Supreme sticker just for the giggles
>>1568614>brakeless fixieI hope this is a project and you at least give it one on the front.
>>1567432didn't you transfer all the parts onto the blue schwinn after the black frame broke? why no pic?
>>1568614nobody's giggling, only cringing
>>1567572why do you hate whitey?
>>1568614front rim has no brake track - i mean, it does but installing a brake would be such a pain in the ass
>>1568636meant to reply to>>1568622>>1568632is it cringe when the cringe is self-aware tho?
>>1567581ugh, black components and those flat bars on that frame is like the worst aesthetic you could possibly build. we were all so stoked when you copped that frame! how could you betray us like this?
>>1568638i don't think so
>>1567656holy shit, my second "real" bike was a barracuda A2M. was just thinking about it because of OP. no pics because no digital cameras back then. the graphics on mine were fugly, looks like they improved a lot in later models.
>>1568628Spiritually the same bike. Both frames were even schwinns. Check a little down from the top in the thread, cbb.
>>1568659I can just imagine how the owner of this bike talks. Short, clipped sentences to show how important his time is and how, whatever it is you're talking about, you're wasting it. Upper throat kind of voice, but not quite a fry - just a register below the standard onions boy fry. Always sounds slightly pissed off except when he wants something out of you, then does the Jekyll & Hyde switch and is super suave and radiating "you are important to me".
>>1568710Show us on the map where the roadie passed you.
>>1568712This thread is like 60% road bikes, the fact that you didn't look at any of them and therefore assumed it was because I have something against roadies only reinforces my belief that you're exactly what I judged you to be based on the build
>>1568659ice makes my teeth hurt doc
>>1568721I’m not that guy but you have some issues lol
>>1568710You could say his thinking style isOne Factor
>>1568727>you have some issuesWhy do you think I'm on /n/? To promote my mental health?
>>1568450Monstercross 26er, basically a 90s rigid gravel build
>>1568754Okay good that's the plan except im not putting drop bars on i'm putting pic related on
>>1567432Nice thread. I am just going to post this and keep silent.
>>1568767Good to go, I support that decision
>>1568710Jesus loves you anon, and I do too.
>>1568790I don't want to devolve this thread into bullying Zishan again so I'll ask a legitimate question. I know you have a history in trials bikes, do you bust out some of those moves on a bike like that since it has full squish and fat sliccs? I know I would do crazy shit on a bike like that
>>1568825Anti-Zishan fag here.Once you have those core skills down it's not that much harder to do it on a regular bike, even with suspension and extra weight.Trials bikes are more precise but they can't really do anything unique, per-say. Big part of why trials as a genre is largely dying out.
>>1568834But Danny MacAskill makes cool trials videos. And when did everyone start bullying Zishan and for what reason anyway? Was it all from that one pedocreepshot pic?
>>1568834I just noticed your writing style, you're OP. Why does politics anon hate zishan?
>>1568843Good eye. Since when am I politics anon?I don't really hate Zishan but it's a fun meme. I used "absolutely NOT Zishan-anon" after rawing my road bike, he adopted the absolutely and have since kept up the casual ribbing.
>>1568834>>1568859I'd also like to apologise for my mobileposting.*per se not "per say."
>>1568790This is not a motorcycle thread faggot
>>1568922this is not a clown bike in a clown world thread you fucking mcnigger
Old pic but save for the seatpost now being bare (shorter run, no eats + tools/spares in Hello Kitty bidon thing) it's the same.>>1567478Fun and practical and fun, cool.>>1568404Eight years -- you should be beginning to be suffused with pride instead of being ashamed.>>1567581Another Panny in the house - neat.>>1567604U got the look, a prince among bikes.>>1567656Nice - put some heart into building it.>>1567913Like++>>1568790Not yet but I can see one in the, er, stable in about fifteen years.
>>1567432€200 with the asymmetric crank. Did 68km on this one yesterday at roughly 28km/h before it started raining. Some day I'll own something nicer.
>>1568859I guess I'm the only one who thinks of you as politics anon since you mentioned having a moderately popular yt regarding political views or something. Also you go through bikes fast enough for me to not associate a single bike with you. Between you and zishan though, I guess it is bantz after all and not hate
>>1568980ye previous owner put a 175 on one side and a 172.5 on the other
>>1569023bruh you gonna injure yourself
>>1568970>Dura ace everything>Japanese Titanium>Gottagofast Fieri flamesThat is such a low key high end build, it's one of those "if you know, you know" kinda things like the average person would gloss over and not notice that bike
>>1567432Waiting for my group set to ship is fucking miseryHere’s the question. Do I put aero bars on with bar end shifters or leave it clean? I know I’m not gonna want to re-cable the Di2, and sprint shifting would be nice but I don’t want to turn this into an abomination
>>1569095I mean, what are your plans for it? Racing? Triathlons? Taking pictures of it?
>>1568842not that guy butthe pics were young girls who may have been underaged but seemed just as likely to be 18 to my eye.he's full of himself to the point of frequent assholery but not enough evidence of pedophilia, I think anon was just spamming that to try to shut him up. I wish he'd shut up, too, but I'm not convinced he's a pedo.
>>1568922I want to like it but>converting this bike to stem-shiftjust makes me think you're an idiot
>>1569137Its like this original. It was one of the first index shifting bikes with Shimano SIS. It's from 86 or something like that.There was also a version with a freewheel at the crank
>>1568999The youtube thing was a while back under a pseudonym and a fake voice. Though, now that the election of the century is winding down, I might start dropping hot takes and political science stuff under my own name.
>>1569138>doubtI have an SIS bike from 87 with DTs. there's no reason why an early SIS bike would need stem shifting. but maybe KTS did it anyhow but I don't get why.
>>1568922why would you post a picture of a bicycle made by a motorcycle company?
>>1569172Why wouldn't you?
Just been riding the mountain bike for the last while, because the commuter bike, everytime I ride it, something goes wrong. Such as the rim bending, the tire going flat, or something else. Also, just put sealant in the mountain bike tires that cover a puncture up to 4mm, so overall, pretty good. The commuter bike is faster, but it's not worth the fragility hassle, and I can't ride it in winter.
>>1569152Heres an ad foto for a similar '86 bike>>1569172KTM Fahrrad GmbH was a seperate company until they got fusioned with KTM in the 90s
>>1569132I just basically want a speed retard bikeI've got a 2013 Madone, but that's become my century ride bike
>>1569547Unironically tri and tt bikes are peak speed retard bikes
missing: Giant Yukon, stolen
>>1569547Then aero bars are a must. Sprint shifters are silly since you're not actually racing.
>>1567610Thx bro, not intending to sell this gem anytime soon. Just rides really well.>>1568015>that's a clean super commuter, I can't believe how clean it is for a frame that's older than me.Thanks, I paid €100 for that frame on Ebay - was worth every penny to me.>>1568639You might be confusing me with someone else. I've had that bike for a couple of years now, didn't build it recently. I understand your sentiment regarding the black parts, though. Had black wheels from my parts bin and kinda wanted to stay true to that theme.Maybe you're even confusing that bike with one of my other bikes that I acquired recently due to the same background (pic related). But don't worry, this one won't be turned into a single speed hackjob anytime soon.
>>1569872>>1569873Sir, you have a serious case of same bike syndrome
>>1569899in a way, yea. the last 5 in >>1569873 are my current rides.
Picked up this Santa Cruz Bullit a few days. I probably overpaid a bit but the thing is built like a tank. Convert to 12 speed?
>>1569873>>1569872the chromed one is the coolest by far
>>1569935sick bike and lmao no/why
>>1569939Not sure how I feel about 3x8. Maybe some sort of 2x would be better
>>15699402x is better than 3x for that kind of ride. are you even riding it much up hills? there are manufacturers that make large range 9spd cassettes if you really want to make it 1x, kinda seems like a waste of money imho.if i were you i would definitely swap out the stem/bars though
>>1569950Yeah I ride up hills a good bit. Gotta ride up to ride down lol. I do plan on swapping the stem. It’s very slightly too small for me so a longer stem would be nice.
>>1569778>I've had that bike for a couple of years now, didn't build it recentlyyeah, I remember you buying it, but didn't remember seeing the build before. probably just blocked it out for being so ugly, lol.nothing wrong with black parts per sé, but they clash horribly with that beautiful frame. black wheels don't matter so much since tires are black anyway, should've went silver everything else and drops or like a Northroads bar imo but obviously it's pointless of me to bitch like this, just disappointed is all.
I adjusted the fork on this bike during my rebuild, taking out the spacer on the spring used to shrink it to 100mm from 120. I can't source the spring from Suntour right now, but I did find a 125mm elastomer that fit in *perfectly.*It's so dope.>>1569342What size fork was that frame meant for, also why even have a dropper?
Friend gave me some old titanium horns to test out. Probably going to paint them black.>>1569935Lmao no, do like a modern clutch equipped 1x9 or 1x10 at the most. Mean to reply to you here >>1570097.
My first fixed gear in a while, bought it for my brother from a co worker for $40 and assistance move some mattresses. Rebuilt the bearings and added brakes and a new front tire just in time for the company he worked for to fold, forcing him to move back home. alsowaffle wednesday
Finally got around to fixing up and installing the wheels recently, moved on to a cassette hub at last.Found an older XT clutch RD that was really cheap because it was missing the special hanger so I guess that's next after what I got there wears out, gives me time to figure out what kind of drivetrain I want to go for.Still need a real fork though.
>>1570480>after what I got there wears outThis sort of thinking is not really good even for cheap stuff. Things can take years and years to wear out, especially if they aren't crashed.If you have a better replacement just put it in and enjoy riding a slightly better bike. You only live so long before you die.
>>1570634They jockey wheels on the rd are starting to get worn and buzz, so not THAT much time left, I was talking about a few chains worth of life when I mentioned that, pretty much whatever the cassette lasts me.Besides, I still need to put the rest of the groupset together, can't just slap a dynasys pull derailleur with a conventional shifter or move to 10+ speeds with narrower chains keeping the chunkier crankset. Cranksets are hard to find cheap unless I stay on square taper or get the crappy ixf ones, and then there's having to buy a b-link and make sure that it comes with the bolts. Basically, has to be in one go in this particular case and also I want to take the time to find the cranks for cheap since it's the one part that doesn't need to be new (one could argue about the shifter but those get baggy faster than cranks fatigue and I can always just throw a thumbie in as a stopgap).
>>1570656Jockey wheels are a wear item. They're 5 dollars and five minutes to replace.As for upgrading that bike. Why are you even considering upgrading a walmart schwinn? The money you'd put into a new fork that won't even be modern would cover most of a used xc bike from the last decade with better everything.
just got this in the mail. rear wheel was bent to shit straight out of the box for some reason.>>1569935cool bike. cant go wrong with school bus yellow.>>1570480save your money man
>>1570713>>1570726>Why are you even considering upgrading a walmart schwinn?Well.>it's fun, already got this one and the frame is actually pretty ok if just outdated>I'm doing this for very cheap, the wheels were $20 + $50 for a rear hub and the M786 derailleur I found was like $2 + $15 for the hanger if I can't find it in some bucket full of bits and bobs. Bike and new tires were gifts, too, so I've only paid for parts. Similarly I could replace the whole tourney one for what the jockey wheels would cost lol.>Local used MTB market is near all 90's rigids, the modern XC bikes that pop up aren't that much better or cheaper than the upgrades (ie a mid level rockhopper for 500), more aggressive bikes tend to be always some 10yo downhill bike thing that I would have literally no use for.>If I invest on a decent used bike it would be a road bike anyway. Those are rare but rather cheap in the local market from what I've seen.
>>1567502please tell me Sophie is the name of your girlfriend...and not the name you gave your bicycle.
>>1570726That bottle cage is the tits. Cool bike also.
>>1568825There are some rocky parts at the beach i bust out some trials moves on. Whats funny is that ebike has the exact same amount of squish and feels the exact same as a trials motorbike (my best friend owns a gas gas) I am giving the trials a break as of late as i have popped some cartridge in my elbow from throwing that 22kg bike around :/>>1568834>Trials bikes are more precise but they can't really do anything uniqueYou are talking out your ass. Silence. >>>1569135Umm thanks ?
>>1569899For some people samebike is bestbike.>>1569873>>1569872How's it hanging lineyboi? Discord surviving?
>>1570963>talking out my assMartyn Ashton and every BMXer to ride an MTB would like to have a word with you.Name a single trick you can't do on another bike that you can do on a trials bike.>>1570970Racism outside of /b/.
>>1570987>trickTrials is not about "tricks" its about going big. Above a certain level you are not going to pull it off on anything but a trials bike [Citation] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Nhi39tnCQ>racismoh geeez.......
>>1570097It's a 170mm fork, SR Suntour Durolux, I painted it black. Also, I used to jump when I was younger, but now I need to sit, and pedal places, so the dropper is nice, even though it's a very expensive, total piece of shit, and I have to send it back for a refurbish. Basically always liked bikes from the freeride days, of like, the early 2000's myself. I'm not very athletic, and they suit me better than what the kids ride today. Additionally, pretty sure the bike weighs like a fucking LOT, because it feels heavy. Pretty much just wanted something that wouldn't break, because I'm 250 pounds, trying to be 230. And everything cheap I've ever ridden breaks, so it's been a long time getting to this point.
>>1571031You missed my question, actually. What size fork was the frame meant for? Looks super overforked. Which is dope. (see OP bike 1)How's the durolux feel? I've been tempted to toss one of Suntour's nicer forks on my ironhorse.
>>1571045It's pretty good, I assume the frame is meant for a 4 or 5 inch fork, because it's a dirt jumper frame. The fork has a lowering function from I think 170mm to 150mm, for going up hills or whatever. I kind of wrecked the fork, because I tried to install bottom tokens into it, and apparently it's not the kind of fork that accepts tokens. It was really, really nice, but now it tops out pretty hard since I wrecked it, by trying to put tokens in it. It has magnesium lowers which is pretty slick, since all the other ones I could find that fit the application don't. I measured the stanchions with a digital caliper, and they were exactly 35mm as advertised. Pretty damn happy with it, apart from my own undoings. I wish it had more mid-range support is all, that's why I was trying to install tokens. Because when I bunny hop, it pretty much sucks up all the energies. I also found putting silicone lube on the dust seal areas, and cleaning it first, makes it super, super smooth. Overall it's pretty much what I was looking for, but not very keen for agility.
>>1570970>ordered a 38t front chainring up from the stock 34t>hopefully keep me from cooking the 11tWouldn't it be the other way around? Bigger chain ring wears the rear sprocket faster?
>>1571052Bigger chainring means you won't be using the smallest sprockets as much
>>1570970It looks as if the e-assistance x latest transmission guff is a poor mix. Surely e-assistance with olde-skool 6,7 or 8 speed would be more sensible. The "bigger" parts will cope with e+legs and the e-assistance means that you won't really need so many gears.
>>1571059>e-assistance with olde-skool 6,7 or 8 speed would be more sensible.absolutely, 1x is a shitty meme
>>1570986nah it's a joke unfortunately.
Oldest bike I still have around.Not pictured:-12" youth BMX. Donated.-20" Magna 1x7 MTB. Returned.-20" Randor Turbo BMX. Sold.-20" non-descript garbage picked BMX. Rode hard. Put away wet. Well loved and dearly missed. Sold.-Vintage Peerless wheelie bike (knockoff schwinn stingray), dearly missed. Sold.-27.5 Mongoose steel frame MTB. Heavy as fuck. Sold. Good riddance.-OCC Schwinn Stingray. Still have. At parents house. Need to go get. Love but too big for it. Not sure what plans are.Pic Related is 24" Giant MTX 225 3x7 youth frame. Go to bike until recently. Love it dearly. Too big for it. Dirt jumper conversion? Is this normal? Front large chainring worn out, drivetrain has been greased one time in 15 years. Love this bike so much, it was my go to throughout my childhood and up to now.New go to is Giant Talon 1Just took it on a trail, been off the dirt for years, ragged on it hard. Pic coming.
>>1571160Current go to Giant Talon 1 size medium 29er 1x10.Gathering battle scars every time I ride it. Love this bike so far.
>>1571160Why'd you buy so many walmart bikes?
>>1572620Because they keep breaking?
>>1571163>Gathering battle scars every time I ride itliterally what? stop crashing, you retard.
>>1572747so why do you keep buying them
>>1572620Because I was a kid and didn't give a fuck as long as the two wheels turned and it looked cool. And rather than having bought, was gifted them really. There wasn't anywhere near the youth selection back in those days as there is now, not unless you wanted to pay the big bucks, and we did not have "the big bucks"Truly the only bike I have ever actually bought myself is my talon. Everything else was a gift, and the last bike I got was that stingray, years ago.>>1572747Not me. Go away. I never broke any of my bikes as a kid actually.>>1572749"No"
>>1572809I'm >>>1572620 and not meaning it like a dick like the other two rubes.I get that. I came out of a poor family and the first real bike I got was a 350 dollar Fuji Track Classic when I was 17. Walmart bikes are shat but, well, it's still fun enough to get outside.
>>1572895Idk like, if I had asked for a specific bike I probably would have gotten it. I got my 24" Giant years ago and it was a very nice bike at the time. Its more like... Dad and I liked to tinker. Garbage picking was a hobby of ours, just go out on trash night and see if there was anything good. I mean, I got decent stuff you gotta remember this is in the context of a child who is just riding around in the street. We weren't "well off" but I wouldn't say we were poor just, idk buying expensive bikes was never a thing we really thought about. We didn't garbage pick because we had to, it was just a hobby, it was fun to tinker. Two of my favorite bikes were garbage picked, then the Mongoose I got on vacation for 25 dollars so I could have something to ride around while I wasn't at home.The magna MTB was pretty crappy, my grandpa took it back and got me the Giant 24" I still have today. The peerless was an awesome trash find, as was the BMX bike, then the Stingray I wanted in the worst way as a kid. Between the ages of like 16 and now, 27, I had not bought a bike at all. It wasn't I "kept buying" walmart bikes it was literally just how it went through history
new bike, going to swap out components but first ride was great
>>1572973nice looking bikefor me it would be adding brake hoods for the extra hand position and more stable position to brake from and cabling one of the levers to a bell like this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs4QGFJUTocand potentially doing it with a shorter stem or bars with shorter ramps if you feel the reach is already too much.
>>1568404i don't see the problem, i've got mine in 2011, and it was a very used ugly beast. i've inherited from a bicycle traveler that made literally tens of thousends of km around southamerica. i've added some thousends more over this years, but never in a very long trip. mostly heavy daily use and weekend camping outings, a couple of hundreds of km at most. i had to change the chain once, brake cables 2 o 3 times, brake pads from time to time and that's all.recently i've swapped the flatbar for a cheap local ripoff of a jones h-loop bar. the position is super comfy, but being made of steel the bar is super rigid and transmit every little wrinkle of the road. so i'm thinking on buying an original one from jones, i guess in alu becoause the ti option is too expensive for a thirdworlder
>>1573054>brake cables 2 o 3 timeshow does that happen? I've never had to change a brake cable my entire life.
>>1573093they can "wear out" over time especially if you ride a lot. they can actually last for decades, but you don't want them failing unexpectedly because you will die, so most people replace them prematurely, like tyres.
>>1573102Its more the housing that wears, not the actual cable, but yes they do last a long time.
>>1573054>that handlebarWhat is this bar type called? Thinking of getting one for my fixter sled.
>>1573374Jones "H" or "Loop"
>>1573102I keep all my tires on until I see cords lelThis is valid for car, bicycle and everything else that has tires. Except motorcycle - those I replace when they're bald but before cords show.This is how a real MAN does it, get on my level nerds.
>>1573498What's embarrassing is replacing parts that don't need to be replaced because you're afraid everything will kill you. Stay cucked, consoomer.
>>1573493embarrassing>>1573503so so embarrassing
>>1573493that's a valid strategy if you have nice climate but I'm not fucking around with threadbare tires when its 1 degree out and raining
>>1573493i'm going to assume your bike, car, home, etc are about as dirty and gross as that remote.
all of my bikes since 19yr old, I have all but the Dolan still
>>1575707Same Bike Syndrome...... Many Such Cases. SAD !
when I was a kiddo, I had a bike like this one. shit was lit
Merida Silex 400Great gravel bike
>>1569778tall cyclist bro is tall
>>1567432i have a CAAD12 105 that i love, but i really don't like the paint job. i was thinking that it would look cool in bare aluminum. did you strip the paint off your cannondale yourself? i dig it.
>>1576028Yeah, that one's a CAAD 10. Stripping was pretty easy and it hasn't really tarnished.
>>1576043did you put a clear coat or anything on it?
Flat tire on my death cage, biked it to the tire shop
>>1575871I literally can't be stopped
>>1575871absolute faggot, still posting like he isn't universally hated
excuse the non matching wheels, ruined the tire on the rear so im having a new one glued on at the moment
it's my dad's bike.heavy as fuck, but I just did 30km on it and damn, it was so comfy.
>>1576293that's a big fucking tire
>>1576674I have a twingo so my tires are really small.
>>1576601I wanna ride on a velo drome :(You exercise there or compete, or both?Having a stiff track bike and some music, pedal for like 2 hours. Sounds nice.
>>1576684>some musicdumb zoomer
>>1576684Both train and compete. If I want to train I have to go there for specific sessions, so free riding is not really possible. its really nice for high intensity training, my sprint improved a good amount during the winter last year
>>1576688yeah, it has to be THE music
>>1576556you are clearly the boards turbo sperg
>>1576601this bike is dope but I am genuinely curious about the frame size. looking at your stem/seatpost it seems like you could've gone a size up on the frame, is there a track advantage to sizing down?
>got green 26” bike in 2010>blue 27.5” YT in 2019, doing winter maintenance right now>blue 29” Chromag in 2020The 26” is actually faster on many trails
>>1576788I got a good price on it used. Cope would say that its stiffer and/or more aero. On the next size up I would be able to run a negative stem and a bit shorter. Still fits me, so cant really see a reason get a new frame
>>1576784you post here too, retard.
>>1576919nah lol it's not stifferframe chunk is always stiffer than longer appendages it's lighter. and yeah it works so that's fine
>>1577019the aerobars are really the chef's kiss on this shitheap
Ho Ho Ho
>>1576966i really don't shit for brains, i just happen to notice you_shitting_up_every_thread
>>1577097i'm just gonna let you marinate in your delusion.
>>1577098> peak fuckwitism
>>1577108it's keeping you here and responding, you must like it.
>>1577116> no replies for 12 hoursWOW ! you sure are popular and totally did not totally derail this thread ! Mister popular big man ..... you totally arent cringe i was wrong.
>>1576266No, there's not really a need for that series of aluminum. Also the frames Cannondale produce have a light anodizing anyway.
>>1576601How are you liking your frame? I'm considering a dolan road bike frame for next season.
>>1577416I like it, super stiff like a track bike needs to be. Ive looked at their road bikes too, but I'm not too sure about those. Im pretty sure im buying a new Canyon once they are available again
>>1577276>cringeposter calling out the cringe and keeping it going
>>1569778That bike is cute as hell>>1568970Much respect as always. By any chance do you have the brand/model of those glasses? I'd say they're oakley flight jacket, but I'm not sure. They look cool.Photo from last week's service in my lbs. Got back at yellow bartape cause of the memes, but I do really like the way it looks.Today I got to ride to work, now I'm only authorized to came to school once a week since corona is hitting hard on my state. I really miss the days when I was able to be a real teacher and not only that guy who checks homework.
>>1578343looking great, hope that tape stays yellow for a long while, mine certainly didn'tI must say, it would look so much better with a chromed seatpost also, since the fork/stem/spacers look so neat already. also you should really try sliding those brifters a bit further upwards, so that the hoods are level with the ramps and the ground, instead of pointing downwards... maybe on your next bar tape replacement.just nitpicking though, I love your bike
>>1578352I am in love with your bike. Almost perfect.
>>1578445Thank you, I love it too. Despite appearances I take really good care of it
>>1578352Sadly this specific tape is prone to get dirty, so I don't think is going to last. Luckily it was cheap, so I won't get sad if I need to replace it soon. Probably I'll change all cable routing in a month, so I'll get a better bartape and go full drive train service since it was a year ago that I serviced the cables. They are even a little too long since I changed handlebars and the old campy brifters.I'll sure give a try to the recomendations on the shifters, but I think the seatpost is staying haha I like it.I do really like what have you done with your bike, it's lovely. It reminds me of a bike of mine 7 years ago, the first one (pic related).I was always so intrigued but I never asked, what relation do you use on the crank? Looks cool and functional. I'm just amazed at how everything on it makes sense. Would definitely ride, love it.
>>1577019looks like you just wondered up on an abandoned bike and took a pic...
>>1576656nothing says 'manly' like a skirt guard on a bicycle...
>>1575875does 'lit' mean 'gay'?
>>1578343>the brand/model of those glasses?You're right -- Oakley Flight Jacket. Oakley pricing is bizarre, it seems to depend on whether the frame is a currently fashionable colour or not.
>>1578558thanks, drivetrain is 45/39 14-28, I wanted a smaller outer chainring for loaded city riding since 53/39 is just too awkward and prone to crosschaining. Would have preferred something like a 48 or 50 but 45 was the closest I could find that was also 130BCD and road-chain-compatible, has served me well.of course ideally I'd just get a compact or subcompact crankset but the goal is to spend as little as possible on this onealso that looks like my bike's aggressive cousin, pretty cool
>>1577019Bike's got soul and is more based than 90% of shit posted ITT.
>>1577019Memories... ride it far!
>>1578928t. garbage child
>>1579169no, snap a new pic
>>1579404What's going on here?
>>1579426Last couple km of the race, riders can't take drink or food from car. Car is mad he can't hydrate their rider.
Just finished putting on the fenders. Will be replacing the stem and replacing cables tomorrow. (Still need to trim the stays)The front and rear racks will go on next month.
>>1579435What's the reason for such a rule? They should forbid cage support throughout the whole race.
>>1579485is that a galaxy ?
>>1579489Sticky bottle cheating from filthy euros
>>1567491>>1567495>>1567502Naming bikes is a sure sign of autism. You should get tested.Stay safe out there.
>>1579559posting on a peruvian traditional basket weaving forum is also a sign of autism.
>>1571031I have a few early freeride builds. Still rip.Need a fork for the Norco VPS, if anyone has a good 150+mm it will rip again.
I always forget about stopping to take pictures of my bikes, only to remember when I see these threads but then it's already dark out...>>1579399Is that stem inserted far enough? Ridiculously hot bike otherwise. >>1579485Acetone should take that Uno logo off. What's the black thing on your fork? A plug for a light/dynamo mount?
>>1579485gorgeous shitterbadly deserves a brake lever upgrade.
I've finished up the fenders for now. The stays have been trimmed and filed. New quill fits and may replace the handlebars and brake levers with something more fitting the growing character of the bike. Fitted a 'dork disk' to the backwheel which I had recently built. It might be a tad big, but the more chrome the better. Ferrules are turning out to be a pain, and I may have to get some new ones custom made. Good thing I'm a patient.>>1579526Possibly, the decals are all gone, but the groupset and cranks lead me to belive it's a Galaxy. Either that it's a Mirage. >>1579569Good shout, but I'm not fussed about it right now. If I decide to get a respray I'll get rid of it.The bolt on the fork is for mounting a light or reflector.>>1579613Thanks, lockdown has convinced me that I can make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.
>>1573493>I keep all my tires on until I see cords lelbased and manly eco anti consooooomer pilled
>>1579830strange that it doesn't have a bb cable guide ?
>>1579830huh, don't know the mirage. that's a step up from my galaxy though - one i picked up was all plastic simplex with a steel crank. weirdly, it was fitted with vo fenders like those and still had it's brooks saddle - i stripped it back but may dig it out of storage after seeing yours. what bars are you using ?
>>1579996That's true, but it doesn't need it. The insulated cables run under the bb and don't budge. >>1580009The Mirage was a mid spec Sunday racing bicycle, which had Huret mechs/shifter and stronglight cranks. Mine has this too, though the rear mech may have been replaced with a sun tour vx. As for the bars, I'll post a picture when they're fitted!