>fucked up>broke both arms>bike is safe and secureyeah, I need some steel porn
>>1572272Those are some sexy brakes right there.
>>1572505I was lucky and don't have plaster, I got some exoskeleton brace for my left arm and a simple sling for my right arm. So I can still shitpost and jack off.
>>1572269Gorgeous bike. Would ride/10. Don't even mind the Deltas.
>>1572272What are these bar tapes called?
>>1572269originally posted by someone in /pybt/
Sorry about the arm problems, OP, but this is a kick ass thread. great pics anons! Here's the only bike pic I had handy, doesn't fit the theme but I had to participate!
>>1572269>broke both armsShould've been drinking milk, bonelet
>>1573931This is literally my dream bike.
>>1572399I once saw Induráins bike IRL, it was a nice as fuck bike and had these nice looking brakes.
>>1572269>t. lycraboomer who got knocked down by an angry cagie while trying to beat someone else's time on some fad smartphone appROTFLMAO. at least you'll learn to stop staring at your phone.
>>1574139You should take your medications anon.
>no vintage track frame:^(
>>1574291i find them very attractive too, but a bike you have to throw around and a flexy front end is a kind of retarded combo
If anyone remembers me... she will live again!
>>1575296period brake pads trigger me
>>1574460Yoooo, I have one of these.What's up with yours, cracked top tube?
>>1575928Omg where are your gears?!And nah I fucking smashed the fork backwards. It was a fucked crash but besides some bulging on the top tube shit looks and feels fine. I figure if the top tube cracks at the hole it won't be catastrophic. And if it is I bet the bike still won't crash under me. And if it does, well, shit.Either way if I don't die I'd just weld a sleeve over it and keep riding.
>>1575931I can fit 28mm's now, though >:)
>>1572269Swedish Crescent världsmästarcykeln (Worlds championship bicycle). It got this name as marketing after swede Harry Snell won the road race world cup in 1948 with this frame. I have one and I basically know how to fix it inside and out and it's the most solid best feeling bike there is. As long as you know how to keep the bikes running well then the 60's and 70's 28" steel frames are super nice.
>>1577151>It got this name as marketing after swede Harry Snell won the road race world cup in 1948 with this frameI feel like this must be a lie.
>>1577275Fuckkk I want that
>>1577279It's true, amateurs, but still! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_UCI_Road_World_ChampionshipsHe's the guy in the middle with the wrinkly forhead.
>>1577332That doesn’t show he used a shitbike to win.
>>1577279>I feel like this must be a lie.Just because you are uneducated does not make anon a liar.
>>1577345Show proof that he rode a shitbike frame
>>1577347Why do you keep calling it a 'shitbike'? Do you not know anything about frames from the 40s and 50s? Anyways, here's an image of him on what's clearly a Crescent headbadge from that time period.
>>1577352I know a fair bit about Brit/French/Italian frames from the era. That’s why I call it a shitbike. A few corners cut are forgivable due to manufacturers doing their own thing but nothing about that frame says quality.Fork dropouts are pressed, not actual dropouts. Fork crown is extremely thick. I’ll ignore the crank as a national thing. Stays don’t look tapered. Kickstand plate. Lack of braze-ons (braze ons were popular in the 40s on high end bikes, lost popularity in the 70s and came back in the 80s). Separate seat clamp. Poorly finished bronze welds. The only half decent looking thing about the frame are the rear dropouts.
>>1577332Second from right might be the ugliest man I have ever laid eyes on.
>>1577290I like that seat. And the wine corks are a nice touch.
>>1577298laced up leather is awesome and the decision to go aero routing on levers was a huge mistake that makes maintenance such a bitch. i wish STI was still non-aero
>>1577343>>1577347>>1577360the quality comes from the swedish steel so it doesn't unecessary features to be quality, it's 100% solid
>>1577151whats the bottom bracket size ? looks huge
>>1577408I'm pretty sure you're full of shit now. It's obvious the dropouts are different. He won on a Crescent, he didn't win on that piece of shit Crescent. Rainbow stripes don't mean that particular model won, it means the brand won.
>>1577380Uh you mean third from the right?
>>1577514yeah. shut up
>>1577512the dropouts are the same on the whole production run, that particular model won. he won the world cup and over 10 national titles on it so it's not such a shitbike is it now.>>1577461inner diameter is 45mm because the whole fauber crank is a single piece of steel.
>>1572623These are honestly the sexiest brakes I've ever laid eyes on. How are they even real?
>>1577662technically they never been a success, but it is hard to beat a delta for aesthetics.
>>1577665What do the little rubberized tabs on the bottom do?
>>1577661What are you on about? The bike you posted isn't the same as the one he raced on. The bike you posted is a shitbike. The one he rode on was maybe a shitbike, but certainly not the same bike as the one you posted, and not the same model because they only created the worldchamp model after he became a world champ.
>>1577667It's a wheel guide
>>1577661I'm more used to the 51.5x68 mm Ashtabula bottom bracket, so the one on the Crescent bike looked a little small.giving it the benefit of the doubt I considered it might be a two piece crank, but it turns out the forging of the crank arms is just really thin.I think the single piece system makes the bottom bracket stronger but the crank arms weakerits an oddity on road bikes except that LOOK makes one piece crank out of carbon fiber
>>1577667adjust the angle of the pads without getting your hands dirty. as said, technically deltas are finicky, need special tools, are hard to adjust properly, costed a shitload of money and the first generation was prone to malfunction. It was more of a status symbol for high end Italian bikes from the period, which happens to be some of the finest steel bikes ever made.
>>1577675I can see why these aren't very popular..
Still damn pretty though
>>1577681reminds me of dis>>1577679same kind of feeling I get when taking apart internal hubs and briftersbest to handle like a bone china tea seat or admire from a distance
>>1577821Fucking nice rims goddamn
>>1578545deep V is best V
>>1578574Yea but that smooth silver deep sections... Uncommon but so simple... I want to put those on my bike now...
>>1578709Mavic CXP 30 and Rigida DP-18 come close if you remove the silly stickers with acetone, but the Shamal is the most elegant of them all.
>>1578712they aren't nearly as fast though
>>1572269N I S H I K IIPON
>>1578792Missed a 'P,' loser.
>>1572399they look stupid
>>1578792looks tracky, I like that in a road bike,
>>1572315piece of shit
>>1572851another shit bike
>>1577273my favorite bike posted here
>>1583255>>1583257>muh shitthanks for posting your valuable insight itt.
>>1577151anon is right that it's a shitbike, the geometry sucks too, they're common and cheap on the used market in sweden
>>1584381also bianchi is owned by the same company as crescent, on /n/ people seem to be more polite about shitbikes but on /sp/ /cyc/ they make fun of bianchi too, some italian anons can probably confirmed that bianchi was never that great, not like colnago wilier pinarello etc
>>1577408the nicer ones used reynolds 531 steel, swedish steel doesn't mean shit, it's like gaspipe hiten stel shittiness, the swedish bike industry is a joke
>>1584386on /sp/ they make fun of bianchi because the dominant world tour team ride bianchi (same as pinarello in the vroom years). By racing metric you could say they are the absolute best now. And they've always won races. of all those brands too, bianchi is the closest to actually selling good value bikes. The others are all essentially memes. I don't know if that's a mark for or against to you.
>>1584381>>1584389why you guys know so much about swedish shitbikes?
>>1584785It’s the bicycle enthusiast board
>>1584785i'm swedish and i only reluctantly got into cycling because of the postal service cutting back its service so the good mailboxes are placed further away. initially i thought the bike should be quite cheap so i looked at used bikes and learned about various bikes. crescent is one of those brands that's reputable or high end according to swedish normies (especially boomers) but they're really overrated. i'm also buttblasted that road cycling isn't much of a thing here and people mostly ride dutch bikes, department store hybrids and hobo cruisers like >>1584391
>>1584803>>1584924So how comes you don't contribute good bikes then itt?
>>1585351>So how comes you don't contribute good bikes then ittliterally none of these gas pipes are "good". they should be taken back to the scrappers from whence they came. the world has moved on and there are better materials for bicycle construction than clearcoated rust, you dumb boomer.
>>1585368You'll never be a woman, deal with it!
>>1585368oh, like the plastic bike you ride? get fucked.
plastic just can't compete.
>>1585373Can someone explain sneed to me? I know what sneed is, but I don't understand why people use it, what it's supposed to express, what situation it's used in, why people are obsessed with it etc. I remember some of the nonsense lolrandumb memes of old /b/, and normally I would think sneedposting was just one of those, but it gets used so much it must be more than that.
>>1585382How are these brazed? Do they fillet, file them smooth, then torch them again just to oxidize?
>>1585413I don't think they need to torch them after sanding.
>>1585424Sanding would remove the oxidation near the fillet
>>1585411there isn't much meaning to it other than it drives jannies crazy, like "you're a big guy... for you" or "for me, it's the mcchicken" and so on. now it's used on /pol/ to troll discord/leftypol trannies who come to /pol/ to try to demoralize trump supporters.
>>1585431not if you tape it and work Asian style clean.
>>1585432So, it's just people making an ass out of themselves?
>>1585432>now it's used on /pol/ to troll discord/leftypol trannies who come to /pol/ to try to demoralize trump supporters.most of 4chan goes on baiting expeditions on /pol/, because /pol/ has been so fucking annoying and because they are so fucking easy to troll. now that their messiah has been btfo'd they are at their most vulnerable ant it is literally free salt for everyone.
>>1585436>he doesn't knowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNCL7ZlUFe8
80’s triple butted chromoly frame with mostly 90’s components Only thing modern on it are the new 105 rim brakes and TRP levers
>>1585438don't ever post this pozzed dogshit on /n/ again you dumb fucking cunt.
>>1585481>828x458come on anon. that's your fucking bike too lol
>>1585411the original joke in the simpsons was based on the lorax where chuck is the lorax and sneed is the onceler making the thneeds and then at the end regenerating the land with a truffula fruit seed to feed the animals who have all been driven off. the joke is about feeding and seeding and fucking and sucking but also environmental catastrophe and the dissonance between sneed (western society) and even chuck the lorax, sitting on the porch nonchalantly and monsanto
>>1585632Those new bars look awesome. If you have a nagging feeling that the reach is a little much, like if you ride mostly on the curves of the bar before the hoods, then it's WAY too much. It looks like a lot. And your hoods are way ahead of your axle so less probably wouldn't hurt handling. i dislike the blue cages. too busy. i love your totoro sticker. the brake upgrade is sick. the frame and tricolour stuff is beautiful I don't like the black crank. A tricolour, DA or record crank one day if you have the chance to waste a bit of money on aesthetics would be nice.
>>1585221drooling hard for this!
>>1585794>>1585795hnnnggg those two
>>1585639the drops are above the axle, what's the point of having drops if you're never going to use them
>>1585816for sure. I think it's worth setting up bars -high- enough so that you can comfortably ride in the drops. Basically on a road bike, you don't want your hoods to be aft of the axle or it messes up your handling. Basically i'm just saying there's room for a shorter stem. Your bike looks like it has a LOT of reach.But maybe you just have a wierd body. If however, you default to riding on the circled hand position (a good hand position, sure, but shouldn't be the default) as opposed to your hoods, I think you'd be better off with a ~20mm shorter stem.
>>1585819I think it could be from the picture angle. Maybe its a bit over the axle but it cant be that much
>>1585830being forward of the axle is not an issueit might even be good in terms of handling especially descendingit simply means you have room to have less reach without compromising handling.
>>1585819the world isn't 2d, look at where the other hood is in the pic, plenty of people have a long reach on their road bike, having a super upright and short reach position is newfag/geriatric armlet cope, only entry level and specifically "endurance"/gravel have a relatively short reach
>>1585834modelling your fit on pros is peak retard
>>1585834>>1585819If you remember the old bars he had it set up as a tt/tri bike scott aerobar thing, so he probably got used to the long reach
manlets, when will they learn
people who complain about the reach being too long is the type of person who leans too much on their saddle and can't get comfortable, can't pedal with decent wattz, they also have freakishly short arms, they're doing it wrong
>>1585848>and can't get comfortableor "needs" excessively wide tires or low pressure to ride on a normal fucking road
>>1585853I don’t get the whole move to wider tires. I used to use 18c and 20c tires for the longest time when I lived in D.C. (which is famous for shitty roads and potholes) and it was perfectly fine.Just don’t be careless and ride over glass and thorns
>>1572272I'm tired of wrapping my bars. What's this alternative? I'm fucking interested. Can't see how is apply it though.
>>1585859it's leather sown onto the bar
>>1585956looks normal, keep making #unracer stemlets seethe
>>1585860Now that's elaborate. Is there any alternative?
>>1585861Thanks. Having a luxury material in your bike is so unnecessary. It does look nice though.
>>1586212mate wrapping bartape is fucking piss easy it takes like 10 minutes. You should get good or pay someone to do it for you. Did you actually think fucking sewing leather onto your bars might be the even easier poorfag alternative to something that's fucking already stupidly easy now that you've been desperately searching for? jesus christ lad. Get your fucking shit togehte.r
>>1586214IT KEEPS FUCKING COMING LOOSE. And I don't know why but it never comes long enough so it leave a gap when I want the bloody vision to be. I've had enough.
>>1586269follow mustache man's instructions
>>1586255Very interesting, still a wrap though.
>>1586269Fizik Tempo MicroTex Classic lad
>>1586272I did, that's not the problem. It looks and feels good, but after a week one point will be loose and then it's downhill from there.
>>1586274I'll try this one, if it gets fucked up too I'm absolutely done.
>>1586278pull it snug, how can it come loose, get your LBS to do it if you're such a retard that can't figure it out
>>1586279I do it super tight, if you saw it you'd say there's nothing wrong with it. I'll try this new tape and see, not giving away my money to anyone til put tape on my bike.
>>1586283Always buy quality tape. Stay away from the cheap cork stuff which comes apart very easily. Fizik Tempo and Lizard Skins are my favorite tapes
>>1586291>can justify spending 20+ euros on bar tape each year>can't afford a modern bikereally makes you think
>>1586295vintage roadie chads are richfags
>>1586297they should try a high end carbon bike
>>1586299most of them do have one
>>1586291I bought Cannondale tape, thought it would be good enough. Lesson learned anyway. Always best to buy the best quality.
>>1586300i browsed bike24 for bar tape and it was mostly generic synthetic cork tape and odd colors, paying out the ass for lizard skins and such seem a bit extravagant, maybe later down the road when my bike is more or less maxed out in terms of viable upgrades i'll try fancier bar tape, but as of now i already have 2 pairs of synthetic cork tape one of which i paid like 3-4 euros for and one of which i got as a freebie with my aliexpress handlebar
>>1586305also i know my ESL is showing, i obviously don't put much effort into my posts and i don't proofread them half the time
>>1586308What retard put flats on this. I fucking hate fixie culture.
>>1586307love thischeap plastic/rubber stuff on expensive bike
>>1586308ZANKOKU NA TENSHI NO YOU NI SHONEN YO SHINWA NI NAREEEE
>>1586308At least he put brakes on it, but what a retarded build
>GCN has many tests comparing disks, rims and tyre widths, stopping distance, distance travelled after stopping pedalling with various tyres, pressures, widths, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. I have only been in the saddle for 60 yrs from getting my first race bike in 1960. Have now switched to full carbon, tubeless, disks, wider tyres, etc. I am amazed at the feeling AND comfort... very important as you age, BTW. On my ride today I continued to be gobsmacked at the responsive feeling of the new technology. If an old fart like me can feel it, imagine what is does to young legs, lungs and hearts. BTW, my two Chromoloy bikes are collecting dust after decades of service.
>>1585435here's another one apparently>Please post in /vr/ and tell them the original name of the Sega Master System is actually just the "Sega System". The jannies (and those who run crying to the jannies) become furious over this true fact.https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/297026395/#297029785
>>1586353it's the thing about classic roadie boomers who grew up with them. They liked those bikes initially because they were the highest performance modern thing available.
>>1585632Fucking stunning, mate.
>>1572503kek‘d at the file name
>>1587462Those handlebars look pants on head retarded. Why not flip them over and mount the brifters normally, like on hill climb bikes.
>>1572269>bones healed nicely>did my first ride>it's oktime flies.
>>1588084that's nice to hear my man
>>1586970I would. I would so bad.
>>1589133Are those 28mm tires?
>>1589451yep, good choice for city.
>>1586970Something like this showed up on cl a while ago near me, too bad it's beat to shit
Someone nailed my xmas gift this year
>>1589605interesting.Herlihy's "Bicycle" is a great book about bicycle history if you want more of that
>>1589605Sick! Title and author?
>>1589682Japanese Steel by William Bevington>>1589670Just bought a used copy thanks!
>>1589688could you post more about miyatas for the miyatabros of /n/?I knew it was a gun company first but didn't realize they started with bicycles so early. I always figured they switched due to the terms of unconditional surrender eliminating the military market
>>1589697Skipping a few pages that aren’t about the company. Totally recommend buying a copy. It’s over 200 pages of nice photos and decent history.
>>1590679>different shades of blue>black stem
>>1590680random black quill stem is a thing anon
>>1592193yes, a bad thingunless of course the seatpost is also black
>>1584381>common and cheapin good condition no, they go anywhere from €400 to 500 nowadays.
>>1592324why are there two bottle holders? some real thirsty guy riding this bike
>>1592383Get out single cage pleb, I gag every time I see a build on weight weenies with only one cage
>>1592324wrong thread son
>>1594732no quill stem
>>1594732also oversized tubes and it's tigd not lugged and carbon fork pegoretti's are beautiful bikes though. My neighbour has one of the last ones dario built before he died. Rides real nice.
>>1573931isn't this aluminium tho?
>>1597727no, it's stainless steelhttps://stelbel.it/en/model/stelbel-antenore/
>>1585632Loving the color. Recommend you swap the crank for a silver replacement and get some stainless steel King Iris bottle cages. Are those Shimano 6200 pedals?