>>1595103Bike Questions Gene: the genetic trait which manifests itself as an inability to stop asking inane questions about bikes that one will never be able to afford
If I won the lottery which aspie serial killer bike should my hypothetical self buy to show that I'm not a poorfag? The options are all dumpster dive looking titanium and rim brakes with alloy wheels that can't clear more than 25mm and that's with a lot of rubbing due to my obesity, because I'm a fucking sperg who hates things I can't afford and I think of this as a "buy once cry once" kind of purchase:1. Lynskey2. LitespeedNo other bikes exist because I'm a pasty, weak, autistic ticking time bomb who looks like Adam Lanza, oh btw it has to be 10 speed for some reason because in my arbitrary definition of "worth it" I picked whatever was state of the art around the time I was potty trained for reasons that I refuse to analyze because that would require the ability to reflect on my own poor choices, p.s. I'm going to put continental tires on it because that's what reddit said I should buy and I currently have memeskins on my hi-ten bikes direct fixie with no brakes. Let's disregard the fact that if I had hundreds of millions of dollars an actual decent bike wouldn't be a big deal to me, I'd still obsess over getting run over by a truck and having my bike frame be the #1 concern on my mind because I have no sense of self preservation or personal worth.In conclusion, please validate my bizarre schizo opinions also something something china bad MAGA MAGA don't make em like they used to, I only wear denim when I ride because I've never gone more than 2 hours at a time, have I mentioned I'll never have sex? Seethe cope and dial 8.
How important is warranty for carbon bikes?Buying used carbon bikes is a huge gamble, if you are not an expert or don't get it scanned by an expert?Ribble e.g. offers 3 years on the frame.I am weighing that against the 1 kg lighter bike that also costs 200 bucks less, but is used.
>>1595117The odds you'll ever get a warranty claim accepted on a frame are near zero. Quality control will catch the obvious and the less obvious is expensive to find. The vast majority of problems are caused by idiots overtorquing or stripping threads or crashing and if you're agonizing over $200 the cost of dismantling the entire bike and sending it back to duel with an email address for several months with no riding are realistically not going to look favorable to you.
>>1595117Just treat it like anything else: if it's so expensive that you can't use it for fear of damaging it then you're better off with something that doesn't cause you such mental distress.
>>1595115Rent. Fucking. Free.
>tfw cut my first carbon steerer todayIt was actually way easier than I thought. I didn’t get it perfectly even but it was pretty damn close. Also found out that the shop that built my bike put the expander plug in backwards so I’m glad I fixed that. In the future I’d probably make a guide with two stems rather than just using one.
>>1595119>Quality control will catch the obvious and the less obvious is expensive to find. Or the tolerances will be so ridiculously loose that obviously fucked frames will still pass QC because manufacturing a new frame might add $10 to the COGS and we can't have that now can we.
my butt hurts like hell if i go on a long training sessionhow do i fix this?
>>1595242Harden the fuck up
>>1595242post a picture of your bike from the side
>>1595218Watch less h*mbini, that doesn't happen much IRL
Brehs. How do I set up cantilevers correctly. I'm this close to ordering v brakes. The power sucks, my front brakes keep shuttering, and I can't get them to center correctly. WTF is even the downside of v-brakes. What about mini-v's so I can keep my brake levers?
>>1595242Buy a Brooks
>>1595242get off the ass blaster 3000 and use a normal saddle
>>1595262EhI prefer the braking of a good canti setup to a good v-brake setup it has better modulation, whereas vs have out and out power, but a canti setup shouldn't be lacking in power for most riding. it looks a lot cooler too if you have a frame/stem with canti stopsand if you have nice canti levers that's not something to throw away have you even put kool stops on it yet?and you say you can't get them to center, do they have adjustment screws for it, or are you trying to bend the springs? The springs might just be shot. Or the arms are not pivoting freely. Dissasembly, cleaning, and light greasing might be the ticket. Make sure they do pivot freely before you cable them. downside of mini-vs is less clearance. also post a picture you dumbcunt
>>1595262brake shudder also might indicate your headset should be overhauled. Or that the cable stop is bad/flexy. Or merely be a problem you'd fix with better pads/setupif you do throw in the towel though, you can literally dumpster dive shit tier v brakes off bsos and they work preddy gud with new pads and nicer levers.
>>1595290Canti's are definitely lacking in power for off road riding. I'm using a cx bike on singletrack and I can't get decent enough power from the tops. Ye I can go into the drops but again it's just more shit to deal with. I like riding in the tops and want to be able to do that.Yes I have kool stopsYes I have been using the screws, they seem to keep moving around. They're very close to center but they don't hit the rim at the same time perfectly.
>>1595337Also I just set up the bike, the head set is like 2 weeks old, the canti bosses were sanded smooth. I dunno maybe I'm just bitching. Tell me about mini v's and drop levers
>>1595117Depends how willing you are to drop 2+ grand on a product with a shaky reputation from a budget manufacturer with no chance of getting taken care of if it turns out to be garbage.>>1595119>>1595255>nobody complained about creaking pressfit bbs before two years ago when some random pajeet engineer started making bike videos
>>1595357creaking bbs were a thing like 10 years ago and it was fixable. on any current model bike it's not something to worry about.
>>1595338>the canti bosses were sanded smoothyes but did the arms both pivot smoothly did you actually check a bunch of things might make them not like if you overtighten the boltsSame thing as the cable pulling smoothly with very minimal friction through the housing. Did you actually check. That makes a big difference and sometimes it doesn't even when you do it 'right' and you have to fix it. I really wouldn't be too overly concerned about your brakes not being perfectly centered though. I don't think it makes much of a difference. There are just so many factors to setting up cantis. I've given up on what ostensibly should be a very good system at 'meh' level but i have some that are truely excellent too. It's basically magic. mini vs might be good for you but i've also heard people complain they need frequent adjustment as the pads wear. And you won't fit fenders under them (if that matters to you)
>>1595357>>1595363Creaking from somewhere has always been a thing, last 10 years or so everyone says "durr durr muh bottom bracket" and then they always come back sheepishly and it was their shoe or their pedal or their saddle or something."MUH BOTTOM BRACKET CREAKING" is the "tore my rotator cuff" of bikes. Someone reddit somewhere and it sounded pretty technical so they repeated it for literally everything. It makes you sound like a fucking moron. It's never the bottom bracket.
>>1595363Taking it apart and smearing retaining compound on everything is a bandaid solution that shouldn't be necessary, and it doesn't fix the additional drag caused by misalignment.If Toyota can build a full blown car with a hundred pressfit bearings inside it that never creak and sell it for $20,000, then a $4,000 frameset that's just an inert lump of carbon fiber should be at least that well made.
>>1595386the eauivalent of a bb in a car would be the crank bearingsthere are only 2 nowadays, the rest are bushingsthey are a wear item and toyota in particular is infamous for having some problems where the rear main just goeas and eats your block
Is perineal pressure always a bad thing?Today while out riding I could feel that there was weight on my perineum, but it didnt lead to any pain or numbness. Is there any risk of injuring myself?
>>1595481Yes. It's a slow process and you won't notice until there's damage. Fix your saddle position and/or get a new saddle.
>>1595262just get some nos or lightly used deore v-brakes, not mini-v. canti's are shit and were a cope from the start. you will need linear pull levers for v-brakes, canti/road (short pull) levers won't work.>>1595369>i've also heard people complain they need frequent adjustment as the pads weari have heard this but never experienced this on the 5+ v-brake bikes i use. probably people just being retards and not setting them up correctly. the only adjustment that should be needed is the same as every other cable-actuated system - unscrew the stop a little bit to compensate for pad wear.
>>1595499I hate 3d printing and I hate Ti bikes but I have to admit that makes my pee pee tingle a bit. Must be the shill music and shill voiceover
>>1595483Mkay. I've got a saddle with a huge cutout on the way (larger than the cutout on my current saddle, a Specialized Romin).Should my weight be exclusively on my sit bones and not on soft tissue at all?
>>1595503>soft tissueThis is 4chan[spoiler]nel[/spoiler], you can say "crotch".
>>1595503Cutouts are like the last 10%, saddle position is more important. If you want to get autistic you could look at stuff like ISM or SMP which play with curvature and length
>>1595503most of the time this type of pain is caused by incorrect contact with the saddle, usually because the saddle is too high.
>>1595503>Should my weight be exclusively on my sit bones and not on soft tissue at all?I mean, yeah, the weight is. the rest of your croch flesh/clothes will make contact with the saddle but your weight goes into the frame via sitbone contact with the bulbous part of the saddle.therefore the width of your saddle at widest point is going to have to be a certain amount wider than sitbones, the amount varies with how aggressive/relaxed your riding stance is. upright=very wide, full triathlon aero=zero-to-5mm wider than sitbones.you want the nose of the saddle to be at most level with ground or pointed a little downward (due to saddle design variations), the middle section to be level, and the bulb to rise at least slightly above the middle (except tri saddles I think are pretty flat). when the saddle and angle fit you, you feel your sitbones angle downward into the bulb and stop against it. the rest of your crotch is on the middle but unweighted, and the nose is for steering, you only press against the nose when leaning into turns.the middle can be tweaked slightly up or down, everyone's body is different, but starting with above will establish a baseline fit.
>>1595520I've been wondering about ism saddles recently, but I like to change positions on the saddle a lot. Do ism saddles allow you to do this?
>>1595520I should be steering my bicycle with my cock?
>>1595527>but I like to change positions on the saddle a lot.That's a textbook symptom that your saddle position is royally fucked
>>1595499>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl6sIj4-AJAcan i get a review from a channel that isn't shit
>>1595529no you should countersteer and the bike will lean for youif all you know is to lean you won't have a reasonably tight turning radius at speed like this retard:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWURncxgm5Iinb4 a gorillion (You)s from coping retards who have ridden for years without knowingly countersteering
>>1595564>comments turned offPretty much says it all.
>>1595564Pless stoppu prosting dissu shittu niggu
I can't find a decently priced, quality 28h front hub. It's either bottom shelve generic steel hub or an expensive track hub. Will it be ok to put a generic steel hub on the front? I will be putting it with a DT Swiss XR425 rim.
>>1595669Yes. There's not much force or weight applied on to the front hub, so any will do.
>>1595669What do you consider decently priced? A Deore hub is like $30.
Left inside knee painI don't think the saddle is too high, but I did notice that my left knee rocks from left to right a lot during pedaling. So I think it comes from that instability and the resulting stress put into that area.What to do?
>>1595705I have literally the exact same issue. You need to train eccentric, cycling has caused your muscles to only excel at concentric so you are "strong" but not in all the right ways. Step downs, wall sits, and single leg squat (if any of these are easy and you weren't doing it before, you're doing them wrong, first couple weeks should feel brutal even from just bodyweight).
>>1595669tiagra and DA both do 28h it's odd that 105 and Ultegra don't. I guess shimanos opinion is it's the provenance of poorfags and richfags but not sensiblefags
>>1595669that's an XC rim so maybe look at mtb hubs instead of road hubs
>>1595702Not where I live.>>1595733can't find them here.>>1595744Generic or XTR. Not happy middle.
>>1595564I hate motorcycles so much
>>1595745>herejust say where it is you dumbcunt and why would you not buy parts online from overseas.
>>1595748Kek. I'm from Argentina. I wouldn't because we literally can't, they won't get past customs or will take months, plus all the taxes make it not viable. Just like this country, not viable.
How big of an issue is impotence/ED for you guys? I want to ride every day for ~30 min but now I'm worried. Should I be taking every other day off or more frequently?
>>1595768I ride a couple of hours a day. I'm also a creepy loner sperg who will never have sex again and I've accepted that I will die alone, so there's that.
>>1595768I sometimes get boners mid-ride and need to whack off. Also get boners after the ride. And I'm in my mid-40s. It's all down to fit.
At 20 mph, about how much faster would lycra/aero clothes be compared to looser fit clothes?
Why does touring bikes without kickstands exist?Gotta save a nanogram of weight on this bike that's designed to carry heavy loads on!
>>1595776i reckon you get like 1-2 free gears of speed, so you'd be doing the same cadence and same effort but just in the next gear up and going that much faster (1t gaps)it's noticeable.
>>1595776Depends what "looser" means. If it's tightish athletic clothes, barely any difference. If it's some flappy baggy shit, maybe enough to be noticeable, depending on your threshold for 'noticeable'.
>>1595789that's not true dude. Even with relatively form fitting athletic clothesAt speed, at 30km/h+, it's still the most significant aero thing besides your position on the bike, and aero is the biggest limiter of your speed.
>>1595812My average speeds on my "lycra" routes and my "tshirt and shorts" routes are different by a quarter mph at most for roughly the same distance and power, even with the lycra routes having much less stopping and no pedestrians.
>>1595833Then you're just putting down less power when riding on lycra, simple as.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM spoke tension14g / 2.0 steel spokes MTB80kgf to 150kgf ?
>>1596393check your rim and hub specs, 1200N max is common
I've got two questions:1. Is there such thing as a pannier-specific rear rack? As in a rack whose only function is to mount a pannier to, as opposed to putting stuff on top, so that it would be narrower, simpler and lighterI know there's those front lowrider ones, but I can't seem to find rear ones.2. How do you carry a whole bike on your bike (not on your back/shoulder)?
>>15964201. Sure but their rated weight limit will always be lower2. Why would you do this?
>>1596420tow it on a trailer
>>1596420>How do you carry a whole bike on your bikeYou ride your own by one hand and hold the stem of the other bike by your other hand while it is rolling beside you. 10km/h or less heavily advised
>>1596420Tubus vega/flybut you can put stuff on it too
>>1595103Is there some good youtube video where they do whole bike maintenance step by step?
>>1596468it's different depending on what bike you have and what your problem is
How run down are the teeth of this crank?I cannot judge it properly, because not such profound experience.It does look like it has over 1000 km behind it?
>>1596468the whole bike in one video?not useful unless your bike has the same hub bearing standard, bottom bracket standard, headset standard, brake standard, gearing standard etc.but parktool.com covers everything and has videos embedded in their pages, you could just watch their youtube channel but it's nice to quickly skim over the written directions and diagrams to find the part relevant to your problem imo.
>>1596479looks totally fine, would ride
>>1596481But those teeth on the big ring seem to be run down a bit.
For clarification, the seller claim that the bike has only gone max. 300 km.
>>1596479Looks fine.>>1596485Not really. Some of the finish is worn off the surface, but that's going to happen pretty quickly. More important is the shape of the teeth, and they're fine.
>>1596468The Park Tool videos are really good. They go over all kinds of stuff and show different styles of things like different brakes, bottom brackets, etc. like >>1596480 said. I don't like their tools and some of their practices, but their videos are really well done.
>>15964211. that's ok2. many reasons>>1596431then the trailer would be carrying not the bike>>1596443that's precisely what I don't want to do>>1596449these are just regular simple racksthanks for nothing /n/
>>1596561take your meds
>>1596553Ok, then would you say that the bike has never seen a crash either?No warranty for 2nd hand bikes, and the integrity cannot solely be judged from the outsides.
>>1596569>Ok, then would you say that the bike has never seen a crash either?How would I know that from 1 photo? But if you have more photos or see it in person, check the usual spots that tend to get scuffed in a crash like the brake levers, the rear derailleur, the pedals if the owner includes them, the saddle, etc.
Just FYI to anyone that might of had my problem:Had loud af front brakes on old mtb with non-adjustable rim brakes. Cleaned rim and pads but didn't work. Noticed one pad had reverse toe-in. The solution was having to sandpaper down the back ends of the pad at an angle so the "toe" end at the front hit the rim first, no more loud brakes.
>>1596572>non-adjustable rim brakeswhat are those?
>>1596574I don't know their specific name but they're not linear pull and they don't allow horizontal angle play, you can only adjust forwards and back and up and down, but they always hit the rim centered so you have to shave down the pads themselves at an angle if they start to make noise on the rim.
>>1596580Cantilevers? Most of them allow for pad adjustment in all dimensions, but some older ones do not.
>>1596569i'm not familiar with stevens but i would personally rather get a new bike. the fulcrum wheels are very basic, probably has an outdated narrow internal width. the frame might not have the best aero/stiffness/compliance/weight ratio.
>>1596584tire clearance looks like it could be an issue as well
>>1596584>the frame might not have the best aero/stiffness/compliance/weight ratio.Couldn't you just say that about any bike? That's the most vague thing I've ever heard. Also, it's really hard to find new bikes right now, especially if you're looking for something specific.
>>1596420>2. How do you carry a whole bike on your bike (not on your back/shoulder)?remove the rear wheel and strap the rear triangle on a rack top like pic reli've done it a few times with a full bike not just frame too
>>1596584>outdated narrow internal widthlmao
>>1596584>the fulcrum wheels are very basicthey're entry level fulcrum but it's better than absolute bottom tier stock wheels. it's fine and upgrades are upgrades.>probably has an outdated narrow internal widthit clearly doesn't if you just look at the rim/tyre profile with that 25mm tyre. It's almost flush and will be atleast 19mm ETRTO, prob more. AND it doesn't matter. >the frame might not have the best aero/stiffness/compliance/weight ratio.literally what. It's a current gen frame. Why would you say that. what is it based upon ?
>>1596479That bike looks fairly mint bro. The paint looks nearly immaculate. If you're alright with only fitting 25c, 28c if you're lucky, then go for it. Assuming its also a decent price. Got any other pictures? What's the model name? Whats the price?
>>1596584>>I have no idea what I'm talking about, but heres my opinion anyway
>>1596598>i've done it a few times with a full bike not just frameAre you a bike thief?
>>1596628>ah yes i just stole this bike now let me fuck around with straps and padding for 20 minutes and then make my getaway at slow speed with a bike on the back of my bike i will blend right in
>>1595262what brakes does your bike have specifically ?a basic set up is to have the straddle wire form a 90 degree angleand have the depth of the pads set such that the lower half of the cantilever arm becomes perpendicular to the rim upon pad contactbut this only works if you have the right set of brake levers for your cantilevers>my front brakes keep shutteringthis can be caused by un even pad contactas you adjust the brakes and then test them under load, make observations of how much the cantilevers flexin addition to this during adjustment you can check how worn out the brake post bushing is by pulling the tip of the cantilever arm back and forth in the direction of the wheels travelthe combination of bushing wear and cantilever arm flex effects how much toe (and rotation) needs to be applied, (this also apply's to v brakes)most pads will have been set up with slightly too much toe so their front edge wears out firstif no toe was applied the flex of the brake arm will have caused the rear edge to wear out slightlyexcessive adjustment in either direction should be obvious as the wear will not cover the entire surface of the padsome other things to do areclean the braking surface of old brake dust and check for scratches or dents, also check if the brake surface is concave or notcheck the brake pad for even and symmetrical wear, any dips or truncated corner's can be sanded flat to better mach the braking surface (remove any metal or stones from the pads too)
>>1595337>can't get decent enough power from the topskek
>>1596619But pretty much all Shimano rim brakes can fit in max 28c only, so the frame is irrelevant for tire clearance.
>>1596479>stevensOH GOD NOT ANOTHER ONE
>>1596561Just disassemble it and gently insert the pieces into your rectum.
>>1596572>>1596580>retards and zoomers giving advice again
>>1596587>>1596601>>1596618>>1596620it's the anon who has been asking about a used carbon bike from a dealer. imo it's not an amazing deal since it's from a smaller brand (not trek, specialized, cannondale etc) and it's used. especially since it was a rental bike some renters might have been noobs who weren't careful enough with the carbon frame. ribble endurance SL with the mavic cosmic SL40 wheels would be a nicer bike if he can afford it. look up how much it would cost to buy the mavic cosmic SL40 wheels by themselves.and reminder that /n/ anons are coping with shitbikes like >>1594731 and >>1596598. with carbon bikes you should have higher standards.
>>1596691lol how is my blue gunnar a poorfag cope bike? It's a fancy custom touring bike. The -frame only- is €1200 new and the wheels are handbuilt front hub = €220 etc etc ?
>>1596702nah, nothin'. i'm just shitposting. i'm not >>1596691 though. i mean honestly, at a glance, the bike just looks like some cobbled together cheapy bike. but it has a lot of solid, durable parts on it. i dig it. i also just noticed that the frame on the back is an old Rocky Mountain - that's cool too.
>>1596694it's one of the nicest bikes on /n/ imho and I might buy one in the next couple of years because of it
>>1595115Litespeed all the way. can't go wrong with a classic!BestJrod
>>1596684Why another one?
>>1596691Did you ever say it was carbon? Or that it was a rental? You didn't even tell us what model it was. We did the best we could
I need to replace my road helmetWhat's the best one to get for $125 or under, doesn't have a visor, and isn't too bulky or geeky looking?
>>1596850Just strap a bunch of bananas to your head, you won't stand out any bit
>>1596850The best one to get is the one that's comfortable on your head.
Retard here considering changing bullhorn to drop bars on single speed. Personal preference. What do I have to take into account to do this, starting with the most basic? For instance, I know the stock stem is 26mm, so I'm assuming I can't replace it with this 31.8 mm bars and stem. Brakes I intend to buy new at lbs. I'm sure this is a basic task but I will find a way to complicate it so I'm asking first thanks
>>1596883Velo Orange (& possibly some italian component brands) still offer 26.0 drop ‘bars
>>1596883>I know the stock stem is 26mm, so I'm assuming I can't replace it with this 31.8 mm bars and stem.If your bike uses a 1 1/8" standard stem (on the steerer side) you can just throw in those two on your pic, if it's the oddball 1" you would need to find the appropriate stem but it's doable. That's a pretty short stem they're offering you anyhow so you may need another either way, but it'll work.
Does anyone here use a front rack/pizza rack? I'm thinking of attaching a collapsible box to front for groceries. Does anyone else use this? Or bag?
>>1596775an anon with a stevens bike has been causing a lot of seethehttps://archive.nyafuu.org/n/search/text/stevens/
>>1595103anybody else got a numb dick?will it ever go back to normal?Should i see a doctor? i'm scared.
>just started riding again>grip the handle bars with retard strength>knuckles and finger joints hurt a bit afterwards Should i not grip the handle bars so tight? I ride off road so i need total control of where my wheel goes so i have to grip that shit. It goes away after like an hour or so and it feels more sore than painful. Is it just my weak muscles?
>>1596934Like it's numb even when you're off the bike?>>1596936That's somewhat common. Just try not to grip so tight. But as you said, you need to grip tight enough to control.
>>1596938yes i'm biking pretty much all day with a heavy backpack. going from city to city.My dick is numb this very second and i'm laying in bed.
>>1596930Topkek, so much butthurtAlso wow, he replaced his dual pivot rim brakes for cantilever brakes, allowing him to run comfy tires.
>>1596940Yeah man, that's no good. I had a saddle that I liked for a while, but when I put it on a new bike I noticed I'd go numb sometimes during rides. I changed it out and that happens a lot less frequently now. Being numb well after getting off the bike is not a good sign.
>>1596940get a rack and zip tie a metal basket on it, to put your backpack in
Cop or not?
>>1596481>>1596553>>1596619>>1596684do not reply to st-vens posters
>>1596930>https://archive.nyafuu.org/n/search/text/stevens/Uhhh yea I'm thinking stevens poster is based
>>1596936Your seat might be tilted forward too much, putting too much pressure on your hands
>>1596895Thanks, Ill keep this in mind if I need to go with 26.0>>1596897I appreciate this very basic explanation. I'll check stem width, learn about stem length and then figure out brakes. Tektro RL340 look like the solid budget ones to recreate road bike feel I prefer. Lbs said (without seeing my bike) I might be able to adapt current Tektro RX 4.1 as interruptor style brakes but that doesn't seem like the best solution. Thanks for your help
>>1596970I would wear this
I’ve had a mountain bike for a couple months now and try to ride 1-2x a week. I bought a tracklocross frame since fixie YouTube riders are what inspired me into this hobby anyway and I’m probably going to ride it brakeless. Assuming I take my time and get the hang of things in a private park a couple times first, how in over my head am I going?I don’t have health insurance and just don’t want to have to kill myself due to medical debt. Also, how much of a meme are things like Sugino crank arms? Is it really worth the premium? Also looking at rim recommendations, I think I’ve already decided on Phil Wood hubs.
>>1597015>how in over my head am I going?Don't stress it. I've never ridden a fixed gear with brakes and I'm fine. Everyone is different, of course. I don't think I'm super cool and skilled just because I ride brakeless, but I'm definitely more skilled and confident than some people out there. We had a friend years ago who wanted to ride with us and built a bike up, but he was petrified and stiff as a board every time he rode with us. He was too scared to ride one-handed, like even to turn on his light. I rode up next to him once and said something and patted him on the shoulder and he yelled at me because that was too scary.Basically, don't do anything you're really not comfortable with.Sugino arms are nice, but I personally wouldn't drop that kind of cash on the 75 arms unless I had money to burn. But I don't know, you're already going for Phil Wood hubs. Rim-wise, I like Velocity, H Plus Son, HED Belgium.
>>1597015I would run a front brake. Just allows you to ride more recklessly if you ride brakeless you'll have to be careful and leave a large margin of error it's not that it's even inherently more dangerous (although it is), but more like that it restricts you from truely fanging it phil is definately not cost effective for preformance but they look good and the bearings will last a long time. It's not where i'd spend $$ though. Sugino cranks are kind of the same thing. Meme parts like those are not not worth it, it's all just down to discretion. Sometimes a bike kitted out all in luxury meme parts is extremely cringe. Sometimes people skimp on far more important things, like spend their money in the wrong places. And sometimes nice parts are nice and if you still have the bike in 5 years they might even have made sense from not breaking.
Thanks frens. I’m really not that scared of it, a lot of people just make it out to be this big deal and I appreciate the reassurance. I like the White Industries cranks as well so I may end up going with those as they’re a lot cheaper. The frame already has a Chris King headset pressed in as well. I’m really looking forward to building it up. Seems like a ton of fun.
>>1597022show the frame ladand good luck to you
How long after cleaning the bike and putting new lube would be considered enough to cycle?A couple of hours?When applying degreaser, should you wait a bit before cleaning it off with water?
>>1597050>A couple of hours?i wait 15 mins after lubing to run the chain through a rag to wipe off excess, and then would ride >When applying degreaser, should you wait a bit before cleaning it off with water?If it's alcohol/solvent based and you let the alcohol/solvent evaporate which it will readily do, then the suspended dirt in it will just be dirt again. On the other hand some cleaners take a while to act on stuff.
>>1597015dt swiss rims
suggestions for baskets/racks for old road bikes with dropbar handlebars and no eyelets..? I'm tired of wearing a backpack.. something really stable... I wanted to make my shitty road as heavy as possible lmao
>>1597072actually post your bike. because it really depends. pic related are a generic thing called p-clamps you can find anywhere and they work ok. You can mount a generic rear rack with just 4 p-clamps, some allen bolts, and nylock nuts for them. Zip tie a metal basket on it. Put your backpack in it. Wa la. Tubus makes superior bike specific mounting hardware of various types. You could also get a rack that mounts on your axle like various Old Man Mountain racks for example. If you have a bolt on axle with spare thread already it's easier. A lot of old shitbikes have that type of rack if you can find one in a junkyard or something.
>>1597072god cinelli is retardedwhy wouldn't they put bottle cage bosses on a fixie frame
I have a shitty old schwinn world sport and no matter what I try, my rear tire and to a lesser extent my front are just lumpy and the bead line won't sit on the rim. I put a brand new tube in and it just won't sit smoothly. The wheels are less than 2 years old and it was fine before. As I ride I get a bubump, bubump, bubump as the lumpy rear tire goes around. I tried lathering it in rubbing alcohol and smoothing it out by hand but it didn't help. The tires are several years old, is it possible that the bead is just work out?
>>1597077are you installing them by hand, with the correct technique pushing the bead into the well to create slack? yeah it's likely the tyres are just fucked though.
>>1597076track bikes obviously don't need bottle cages and street fixies are usually ridden for relatively short distances in an urban environment they don't tour all daymaybe unracer frames and a few racer frames have bottle cage bosses but they're usually track inspired and cost cuttingyou can still use a triathlon style seatpost mounted bottle cage or something
>>1597079fixiefags don't go out riding in summer ever in a situation it might be nice to take a drink? What nonsense. and trifags literally piss themselves i don't see why a muh minimalism italian street bike should have trifag nonsense clamped on it
>>1597081>muh summerdrink before and afterbring a drink or buy something if you're out for longersome places have free water fountains or w/e>muh minimalismso why should it have a bottle cage
>>1597073Clamps would be an option or something that connects with the front axel.
>>1597083i'd go for a rear rack on that
>>1597083cos most (especially cheap) front racks even if you can mount them on your axle are gonna also want to mount where your brake is and that's not really gonna work with most racks and that dual pivot caliper. see what you can find thoughracks are pretty flexible
>>1597081a few random examples
>>1597104>'"aero" frame>128-spoke wheels>upturned bullhorns>toe strapsWhy are fixiefags like this?
>>1597106>>1597107yeah aventon is a bit cringe, i posted it because the bottle cage solution is different from >>1597105
>>1597104>>1597105>>1597106>>1597109you're just proving the point that fixies should have bottle cage bosses lollike ok if it's a track frame but most of those aren't.
>>1597028It’s the black speckled MASH steel frame that was on eBay. Should get to me on Monday.
>>1597113check r/fixedgearbicycle, a lot of them ride without bottlessome frames are supposed to be mainly for track/crit racing so some of them don't even take a rear brake even though it's fairly easy to accommodate on a metal framesome frames like the aventon mataro are supposed to be as affordable as possibleaventon ultro can take a bottle cage but it's a pricey full carbon frame and it's sold outi would rather have track ends that are threaded for chain tensioner screws
>>1597121>dirtbag "rides" around the skate park in jorts to engage in narcotics trafficking and general delinquencyshocking that they don't need water, they can just shoplift some at the nearest bodega
>>1597122>ride around the skate park in jorts >engage in narcotics >and general delinquency>shoplift some water at the nearest bodegasounds comfy
>>1596958I have 3 bags in the back rack and my camping tent as well as my ukulele in the front rack, so i have to carry my backpack and it's weight is killing my dick.
do you think dutch schoolgirls ride UCI worldtour road bikes loaded up with kilograms of water? get a grip nigelfixies have better performance than they get credit foryou can keep up with european flatland city traffic without breaking a sweatthis guy livestreamed 40+ minutes of riding and didn't need waterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbCzWRnKCaI
>>1597144>do you think schoolgirls carry a waterbottle sometimes?yes
>>1597144>this guy livestreamed>i saw on redditObserver effect.
>>1597147where's the bottle cage nigel?>>1597150cope
All of my front chainrings need replacing. So I might as well go for 1x10 and buy narrow wide chainring. Is there something I need to know before I do this?
>>1597152water bottle is in their bag on rack/basket for dutch schoolgirls
>>1597155post your bike dumbcunt
>>1597156fixies can also have storagesome frame bags get in the way of bottle cages
>>1597159Is that bike an argument for something? It's peak retard. You are confused. Are you saying people shouldn't carry water bottles or not?
Lads, really unsure about buying a 2nd hand carbon road bike.Don't want to have cracked frame after a few hundreds of kilometres.
>>1597166keep copingemail cinelli and tell them to put water cage bosses on all their fixie frames lmao
>>1597168what am i even supposedly coping about ? That I... have an option to carry water in the best way on my bicycles? one of which is a cinelli lol
Can Shimano Ultegra 8000 rim brakes fit in tires that are 30 mm wide.You know, some 28c tires on some rims actually measure 30 or even 31 mm in width.
>>1597169you don't even ride a fixie and you're complaining about fixie bikesi prefer NOT to have bottle cage bosses because i don't go on hour long bike tours so i'm perfectly happy the way it is unlike whoever sperged out about it
>>1597170Give it up, this is why discos exist
>>1597172I am not eager to go for discos.You get a 400 grams heavier bike, and pay 400 bucks extra.Total rip-off
>>1597171How do you know i don't have a fixie? I have had one. I'd like another one, one day. you really never ride for like an hour in summer?
Pale Australian here.The summer is fucking me up. Any suggestions for some decent jerseys without getting fucked by local Australian prices?
>>1597173>wanting to put 32c donuts on your weight weenie bike>sperging about muh grams when you can't even afford $400Figure out what you want before you act like a sperg
>>1597174nopei barely need to go beyond a walking distance and i chose a fixie because i don't have steep hills so i don't need a road bike but a fixie is racier than a normie fucktard dutch or hybrid bike
Guys - I've got an '87 Miyata SevenTwelve that I'm bringing back from the dead for my wife (was my moms, sat in storage for ~20 years)The problem is that she's not an experienced rider, and the rear cassette is nearing end of life, rear derailleur has rust, and it has downtube shifters that have gotten rusty. It's looking like I'm going to have to re-cable the whole thing and will probably just get rid of the downtube shifters and install some 105 STI's (yes I know this is a travesty on /n/). All of the components are Shimano 105, it's a 6-speed freewheel (not a freehub)Last week, she blew out a tire, and the old tires now have a big bulge in the sidewall. Rather than replacing the tire, I think I'm just going to replace the whole drivetrain/wheels/cabling and install STI shifters in one go.My question is this: Are bike frames sized for a certain cassette size? If I get a set of wheels with a freehub that'll hold 11 sprockets, can I just put that in the dropouts, install an 11-speed derailleur, and be good to go? Or will the distance between the rear seat/chainstays be too narrow for 11 speed?Should I be looking at switching any other parts out, like BB and headset?
>>1597178but you ride a poorfag fixie not a nice cinellisurely those aren't walking distance tier beaters. and ironically your bike has bottle cage bosses lol this seems like a cope on YOUR part
>>1597180i haven't posted my bike and if you're referring to >>1597125 that's like a $1200 allez sprint track frameset with phil wood hubs carbon rims sugino cranks etc
>>1597181i was referring to the fixiefag who posted his bike and honestly lad you're not doing your case any good by trying to say you actually don't ride fuck all but that you have a nice bike
>>159717728c that actually measure wider than 28mm, and they are not even 100 grams heavier than 25 c tires, counting both together.
>>1597179the frame will be spaced 126mm a 130mm modern hub will fit right in by just bending it open. Fine on a steel frame. Or you can permanently bend/align it but i wouldn't bother.That's theoretical though. What you're talking about, is basically changing everything, for $$$. Bottom bracket? Of course. You need to change that. You need a new crank too. Evertyhing basically. It's fucking stupid if your wife is a casual. She won't even appreciate having drop bars unless she's athletic and into sports in which case she'd appreciate just having a new modern road bike more, which wouldn't even cost more than what you're discussing doing. Convert to riser stem, meme cruiser bars, thumb shifters, flat levers, and service what needs servicing. Can be done for a price that makes sense. If you think it's too much effort you will do a shit job modernising it and be frustrated by that too. It's a far more fun project.
>>1597179Maybe you should be looking at a new bike? Like buying a used one would give you everything you're looking for while b I g cheaper and giving you a better, more modern bike.
>>1597072You forgot the brakes, bro
>>1597188>>1597203Yeah, I'm most likely going to be spending 3X what it's worth, but it's got sentimental value. Haven't bought any parts yet, so we'll see. I'm also very bored because my Di2 groupset is backordered so I'm without a fun project.if I shove a 130mm modern hub in the 126mm frame, will that throw off the alignment?
>>1597076being deliberately impractical is cool
>>1595753Even in a shithole country the duty on something like that, properly declared is maybe 25 percent
>>15957686500 miles. Zero issues. Thats a troll who posts here.
>>159577615w or so.The real difference is convenience and ease of wash. Back 3 pockets means no bags
>>1595806Kind of pointless about the clothing when the position would be a bigger cause for difference.
>>1597243but have you checked out the new merida reacto?
>>1597213I'd get a 7speed freewheel on there (check out sheldon brown on that, you can usually make it fit as is or with a small axel spacer). Then buy 7spd microshift brifters and derailleurs. They aren't as flashy as shimano but online reviews praise them highly considering their price.https://www.jensonusa.com/Microshift-7-Speed-Road-LeversThis way you spend less money and don't have to bend your frame.
>>1595768just get this saddle and set the saddle height and saddle tilt correctlyhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/32787508902.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmdCc_8e4vI
What bike should I buy? Looking to commute to campus
>>1597261Make a new thread and post your requirements (budget, terrain, cuntry, etc)
>>1597263no, retard>>1597261post in bbg. >>1593925
>>1597159this is peak cringe.i hate fixie "culture". Like whats the point of having a really expensive fucking bike if you are just cruising around at 20kmh....
>>1597156god I wish I was that saddle...
>>1597268ignore the generals autist, it just wants to promote its control freak agenda
>>1597272>god I wish I was that girl...Fixed
Is it okay to have a slight amount of lateral movement of the crank arms? If I hold a crank arm and pull/push it toward the other there is 1-2mm of movement. The cranks are tightened firmly and everything I read online leads me to believe the slight movement is from the BB.
>>1597282no it is not.
My KS E-20i has been creaking for the past few months and I've tried cleaning and regreasing every possible thing and it still there. I've also tried no grease on the seatpost but no dice. Tried to tighten all the bolts to their torque spec, a bit over and under and it just won't go away.It already took in my left Zee crank arm as a casualty since the threads stripped from being disassembled too many times to clean this damned thing.Any suggestions to finally silence it?
>>1597253Bro wtf you keep telling everyone to get this saddle for
>>1597289it's a good saddle you delusional faggotsit's a knockoff of specialized toupe that cost like $300, you can get it with logos tooeveryone finds it to be reasonably comfortablehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhgyDpXfzm8
>>1597289its bc autism
>>1597286I bet the rails on your seat are creaking.
>>1597213I understand the sentimental value. It is a nice frame too. What you're suggesting isn't inherently wrong. >if I shove a 130mm modern hub in the 126mm frame, will that throw off the alignment?nah. It's all good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Koj5UGlAGvMconsider sora or clarisand seriously dude. does the rider even want drop bars. You can convert old road bikes to mean fast cruisers. also consider that silver spokes are what make classic frames look good.
>>1597206i think you're fine to just go ahead and do it with a new 1x crank or even just a narrow wide ring on that crankand a new chain.maybe a chainkeeper if you drop it often99% you have a 73mm standard english threaded bb.
>>1597269light fast bikes are fun regardless of how hard you ride them
>>1597179>Should I be looking at switching any other parts out, like BB and headset?try to overhaul the headset basically take it apart, clean everything with kerosene, and re-assemble with fresh grease. if the races are badly pitted, replace you likely need a 'headset spanner' to hold the thin bearing race flats and a big adjustable or another headset spanner to do the lockring. adjust it with a wheel in the frame on the ground to get preload.
>>1597206hmmm dude you're replacing your crank and going e-bikewouldn't it have made sense to go mid-drive?
>>1597338You realize durianposting is an offense on this board, right?
>>1597345i don't see any better way to communicate to boomers that 105 isn't the default entry level groupset any longer and that claris and sora are basically just as good (if you don't care about cadence autism which to me and many others is a huge deal)
>>1597286I suggest you try and narrow down the probable culprit. Does it creak only when you pedal, or also when coasting? Only when you're standing up, or also when sitting down? Only when you're grabbing the bars? Can you reproduce the creak off the bike? Is the creak in sync with your pedaling, or with the wheel rotation?Also, if you haven't done it already, retighten every bolt on the bike, even the ones you wouldn't think have anything to do with it
>>1597347>retighten every bolt on the bikeyou mean remove, clean, grease and re-tighten every bolt
>>1597282Generally not OK. What type of crank/BB?
>>1597282if the crank is genuinely firmly attached to the bb (not just done up tight, but without play on the interference fit) and it's the bb itself with play in it (common with an old worn bb) then the only thing you're destroying is the bb which is already destroyed. So you want a new bb because it will be much nicer to ride on but there's no rush or anything if you're ok with it.if the interference fit on the crank has play then you're destroying/ have destroyed the crank by riding on it. Even then. Those things happen sometimes and they warrant upgrades. So either way I wouldn't worry about it if you're just a desperate poorfag with a beater.
>>1597346he should drop the idea about the bike having sentimental value but if if you're not a broke kid or hobo it's nice to have 105 or ultegra
>>1597357especially on a higher tier frameset like caad13 etc
>>1597357is 105 really much better than tiagra?
>>1597346>claris and sora are basically just as goodlol, fuck off.
>>1597357lets just remember here what we're -actually- talking about. I already acknowledged that for roadies it's nice to have more gears. Including for myself. Of course for a serious roadie, 105 or Ultegra are well worth it. But we're talking about a bike for this guys wife who is a casual. She would probably PREFER to have 11-32 spaced across 8/9 gears than 11. In that sense 105 or Ultegra are actually worse for a casual rider. And it's the most significant one. And you're only willing to phrase it relative to a high tier frame as if it's absurd that someone could possibly not want to spend that much on a bike because if they prioritize it then they could or else they're a subhuman. We are talking about a groupset for an old steel frame which is free. I bet you have a bunch of things that i would scoff at for being pathetically cheap and that you just don't prioritize and that are functionally fine for you. You're so obsessed with rehashing this tired old argument in your strawman goalposts which i actually agree with and ignoring anything specific or relevent to anyone who isn't you.
>>1597361>>1597360https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Koj5UGlAGvMwhere is his vested interest to bullshit about this?how is this perspective flawed?This is a guy who owns multiple high end bikes and doesn't have any industry affiliation besides shilling dropshipping chinacarbon. You have likely never even ridden the current gen of entry level groups.
>>1597364yes i am seethingyou piss me off lad
>>1597363it's a boomer opinion from a guy who won't buy new cycling shoes when his current ones are falling apart
>>1597367boomers have a healthy perspective on road bikes. They remember riding bikes that were shitter than what entry level bikes are now and having just as much fun and doing more or less the same things. They actually understand what's changed significantly, what spec is important, and what is just consoomer pedantry about having the 'best' hot stuff.
Like do you cunts think that if you don't rail against how inadequate claris and sora are for complete casuals, then it's going to make your nicer more expensive bike some kind of joke? The only way i could make sense of this is if YOU were complete casuals, because otherwise the idea of a very decent 'entry level' wouldn't offend you.
>>1597370take your meds schizo
>>1597370claris and sora are literally the lowest tier road groupsets you can get without descending into walmart territorythey can be decent for a newfag but it won't be remotely a "dream bike"someone who makes at least an average salary can easily save up for a midrange bike like giant tcr etc
>>1597363I will never respect any opinion that this nut job spews.
>>1597378this is all arbitrary nonsense.
>>1597378the idea that claris and sora are wallmart adjacent is just ridiculous. They are more or less the same as mechanical rim 105/Ultegra/DA, just heavier with less gears. The idea that they are 'lowest tier' means anything is meaningless. the idea of a 'dream bike' is meaningless. the idea you should necesserily save up for a giant tcr is meaningless.
>>1597378he doesn't care, he can't read>>1597388your meds, take them
>>1597394I have 105 on my road bike so i fail to see how this is some schizo cope
>>1597400>has 105>shills claris and sora to guy who is clearly knowledgeable about bikes and can afford di2 for himself
>>1597403for an 87 Miyata for an inexperienced womanand actually i think it should be friction thumbies and a cruiser bara 105 group is ~$700Sora is ~$300 if splashing out, the money would be best spent on a classic rebuild on some nice custom wheels with silver spokes and $$ tyres.
>>1597409what the fuck do you mean cope niggerwhat am i coping with
>>1597405>some nice custom wheels with silver spokes and $$ tyresyou're like a parody
>>1597413i'll remind you my initial advice was just to >buy a new modern road bikeor >spend as little money as possible on making it simply more casual friendly with cruiser bars and upright controls and servicing itthis is IF we're talking doing a neo-retro rebuild of itand IF you're going to do that with no regard to classic aesthetics, why the fuck are you doing it?
>>1597340Yeah my crankset is: Shimano FC-M522, 42x32x24T, 175 mm, Shimano BB-ES25 113mm
>>1597416>cruiser bars and upright controlsit's for his wife not his grandma
>>1597425everybody enjoys cruiseyboy controlsif you don't have a comfymode beater then you're missing out
>>1597296I greased the rails but there are some corrosion on it, maybe that's it?>>1597347The creaking and popping only happens when I sit on the saddle or when I hit large bumps. I can also reproduce it off the bike when I push down the saddle. I also did a whole bike rebuild to do that since I know sound can travel through the frame. It doesn't creak when I don't tighten the seat collar but I already replaced the QR one with a bolted on but it's still creaks.I think my options now would be try a different saddle or use that special Park Tool SAC-2 paste which I hear increases friction.
>>1597463Had something similar on my bike, went away after I switched from Finish Line carbon paste to Park Tool paste.
>>1597463Maybe your seatpost was cut too short? I'd wager buying and trying out a cheap seatpost and saddle would be cheaper than buying meme paste
>Be biking n shieeet >put too much down force on the pedal >foot slips and i nearly lose control or scrape the fuck out of my shinshould i buy these pedal straps or is it my shoes? I wear regular skater shoes. Will all of the off road bike chads make fun of me for having these!?
>>1597501I wouldn't recommend straps for offroad riding. You need to be able to get your foot out in a fraction of a second, straps aren't great for that. A pair of decent pinned pedals should give you all the grip you need.
>>1597502Yeah, that kind of came to mind after i post that. I might look into that and shin guards, just in case.
>>1597502this or clipless
>>1597494It's a dropper post and I have it all the way inside the seat tube.
>>1597501Or just place your foot properly.
>>1597513If you have a spare saddle, try swapping it for a ride or two. My bike had a creak like that and I swore it was the pedals. I eventually put a new saddle on my bike and put that old one on another bike, and wala the creak followed the saddle.
>>1597501yes. roadies will think you are a faggot. pedal straps ist peak 2009 style fad cringe.
Been looking at getting into biking, I'm about 200 cm tall and 115 kg, do I need a special bike? Who sells a bike strong enough for me?
>>1597552This should suit you.
>>1597552ideally buy a Surly, they're the best bikes for big lads, but any basic bitch hardtail would also cut it. just look for 8/9spd not 7 as at that level they're excessively shit. You maaybe also have good used options if you post a local craigslist i could have a look
speaking of cringe... look what i found. at first glance, it looks like a sick brakeless track bike.. but nope the bike has a 2 speed coasterbrake hub.he is selling his wheels. i just hope this guy buys some real bigboy fixed gear wheels lmao
>>1597556>bigboy fixed gearSuch a thing does not exist. Fixies are for (man)children.
>>1597552Manufacturer weight limits for fancy race bikes are usually 120kg or higher, and normie hybrids or mountain bikes are way more than that. Get whatever you want.
Lads, I am not buying that 1300 Euros expensive 2nd hand road bike.The bike shop and the dealer have changed the description of those rental bikes a day ago.2 weeks ago when I talked with him, he said for sure those bikes didn't run longer than 300 km.Now he changed it to max. 500 km.Not trustworthyBikes are the model in >>1596479. I bet he used the best maintained bike for those pictures while the rest in other sizes look considerably worse with blemish.
>>1597557manchildren are technically big boys.
Wow, checked Ribble website, and now they tell you that they don't include the sales tax for EU countries.Meaning those bikes will be exorbitantly more expensive. A few days ago, the same bike would cost 1490 and now with local sales tax and whatever customs it will be well above 1600€.
How are GP5000 in rain?
>>1597565That's what happens when they're no longer in the union.
>>1597565>oh noes I have to mentally add tax to the price of thingsthis is how it's always been in murica
>>1597572Not the issue.Bikes from the UK are not feasible anymore, anyone with brain in the EU won't buy UK bikes anymore.It also means UK bikes will have to shoulder significant revenue loss.
>>1597574UK is a prison colony committing national suicide over wuflu. Some fromageniggers not buying bikes from them is the least of their problems.
>>1597565>ribblepeople actually buy that shit lol
>>1597583Before Brexit, they did offer decent prices for bikes that you could actually order.Canyon on the other side still have no bikes available, you cannot even preorder.It's an absolute joke.Tbh, Europe and the rest of the West has become an absolute joke.Would move to Asia, the continent which produces everything we need, and have no problems anymore.
>>1597583I have never rid one but they probally make excellent bikes.. shame they have a stupid name.. Ribble.. as in ribbed for your pleasure...Those rose bikes and Decathlon Van Rysel bikes are also good even their branding is shit. But I would still prefer a Giant or a Specialized because I too am a fan of logos..
>>1597576lol pretty spot onAnyway, I've just moved to Europe from the UK and the winters here are actually cold. How do I keep feet warm? I tried wool socks and winter boots but it only prolonged the inevitable.
>>1597572>this is how it's always been in muricaThat is not a good thing.
>>1597567Any real answers?
>>1597681they are fine, they have insane grip compared to cheap basic tires, gp 4 season might have slightly more grip in the wet or cold but it shouldn't matter if you don't have ridiculously steep climbs
>>1597565And this is why I buy from Decathlon. RC520 and higher specced Rockriders are all ballers and great prices too. Just stay away from BTwin stuff.
>>1597642There are outer socks that seal from water and wind and add the extra insulation
>>1597565now you know how the rest of the world has always felt
>>1597565they've removed the UK VAT so it cancels out with your country's VATfor example ribble endurance SL is 2617 euros in the UK and 2181 euros to germany
>>1597691>for example ribble endurance SL*sport build with mavic cosmic SL40 wheels and integrated carbon cockpit
>>1595103Where can I get a normal good old fashion 1/2" x 3/32" road bike chain? I don't want a chain with this "master link"/"power connector" bullshit, I just want a normal chain that you can take links out of and put them back in again with a regular chain link tool. Does anyone know of a brand that sells this anymore?
>>1597702just don't use the master link
>>1597567They're good. I run 25c, and I don't have to back off much when it's cold and moderately wet, but I haven't tried them in a downpour yet. The ride quality is excellent and they work on mild offroad trails too. They're legit all-rounders.
>>1597706But do you know of one of these master link chains that allows you to put links back in once you've taken them out? I just bought a KMC chain with the master link and I took too many links out the first time, but the chain rivets are designed so that you can't put them back in.
Anyone else knows what's up with Canyon?None of their entry to middle class endurance bikes are available even for preorder.Maybe one or two sizes and then with delivery in June.Are they such a small company?
>>1597709Everything is fucked for 18-24 months, even for the biggest brands. Also, Canyon just got bought, so that could be throwing a spanner in the works.
>>1597710Their waiting list must be worse than trying to buy a Ferrari (ofc if you have the money for one).Of course the overpriced models of other brands, all the high priced ones in general are widely available.Surprise surprise
>>1597642now it's abnormally cold at least in my country so you should not necessarily worry about staying comfortable in such cold weather. it's generally not normal to spend a lot of time outdoors, certainly not in bad weather. it's very much an anglo thing to spend hours cycling and bikepacking etc.
>>1596561come on anon, don't be a faggor and respect your bike bros, they always help everyone here.>>1596443i actually did that the other day with my GF bike, she had to take the bus home due to rain and left her bike here, them asked to take it to her home another day, it was absolutely terrifying but as soon as i started pedaling it went ok.though i have weak girly arms and couldn't hold her big ass 29er for much longer than what i did.while i'm on it, my knee hurts every time i pedal hard, as soon as i get to 40km it starts hurting and stinging like needles on the right side of the right knee, it is being like this for a little more than a month already, i can pedal nicely if it is on lighter gear, and up to 20 km/h, more than that and it starts hurting, i'm putting ice every single day and whenever i go for a longer ride i put some kynesio tape on itis there anything else i can do to fix it and get back to my normal riding? or will i need to look for a doctor?
>>1597720>come on anon, don't be a faggor and respect your bike bros, they always help everyone here.lol sorry for acting like a douche, I just feel some people just jump to reply to whatever even if they don't know the answeralso get a bike fit
>>1597711Does Canyon even have a waiting list? One of my local Specialized dealers told me the other day that even with the high end models they're having an impossible time fulfilling demand. Like, they managed to get their hands on a Sagan Edition S-Works Tarmac for a whale customer and according to them it was the only one that went to a west coast dealer, and it was basically a random miracle that they managed to get it. Getting a hold of components is a bitch, except maybe for Campagnolo, as their supply doesn't get gomped up by OEMs.
>>1597730carrying a bike on another bike is some crazy hobo shit bro
>>1597709>Are they such a small company?Dude even the big boys are hurting and have tons of popular models that aren't due to be in stock until like September.
>>1597708I'm not really sure what you mean. You shouldn't really ever do that, ideally. It gets more and more difficult to do it as brands use better methods of peening the pins.
>>1597742>>1597748How comes so many people want a road bike nowadays?Are there so many fit, lean and flexible people out there?
>>1597708are you pushing the rivet pin out completely? it's impossible to get the rivet in if you push then out completely...
>>1597750There was definitely increased demand this past year because people were like "oh fuck, I'm so bored, I should go buy outdoor recreation equipment." But there have also been so many production delays and other supply issues so it's hard for bike companies to get bikes out the door.
>>1597751it's no problem to extend the chain when you understand how it works. it's not exactly rocket science...
>>1597750countries who went full retard with the covid lockdowns still allowed cycling and and allowed bike shops to stay openmany normies bought anything to keep them from being bored like gaming pc hardware not just bikesthere were also supply issues like the other anon said
>>1597755also the shilling by GCN and other channels has been successfulanyone who just wants to learn the basics like changing a tire gets road bikes shoved in their facei welcome it though because i hate normalfag department store bikes and shitty old cruiser bikes that are common where i live
>>1597752>>1597755But seeing the second-hand market is being fucked up as well, means they haven't sold their bikes yet.
>>1597730>>1597744It's that people are very mean on most of the boards, and even though I had some rather retarded questions when I first got here, people still treated me very nicelyI know people on cyclocross run carrying the bikes on their backs, I would honestly never do that but if the other option of pushing the other bike along is not what you want you can try this, they have a neat technic for running with the bike, if it's not a heavy bike you can probably try it.There's a video on GCN YouTube channel about it, sry for not Linkin it but I'm almost falling asleep here, and it's not that hard to find.
>>1597763I was more thinking about some way of towing the bike behind you, like removing the front wheel and attaching the fork to your rear triangle somehowI guess I'll just ghetto rig it as usual
>>1597930a trailer like i said would be a better solution to avoid damaging anythingpic related is pretty sturdy, you can put desk chair type wheels under it or build a more roadworthy trailer to put the bike on top of
>>1597946That is the stupidest idea ever
>>1597955so move your bikes with your car or someshit
>>1597961I do. Sure beats transporting perfectly working big wheel vehicles on teeny tiny wheels that get stuck in the smallest crack on the pavementAlso we already told you how to do it by bike but you are too weak and stupid to go with it.
>>1597979You mad bro? :^)
I have a stupid fashion fixie without bottle cage mounts? How do I carry liquid without a backpack? I do not want to look like a trifag with an assblaster 3000 saddle water bottle.
>>1598008>I do not want to look like a trifag with an assblaster 3000 saddle water bottle.Sorry, but you already look stupider than that guy when you're on your "fixie".
>>1598018it's just a bicycle. you are a very closed minded person if you find people who ride bicycles look stupid. free your mind...
>>1598008your body is 60% water so just open up your veins imo
>>1598037just because you are anonymous doesn't mean you have to be an asshole.
>>1598008sks anywhere mounts, bottle bobs, zefal mounts or rivnuts.
>>1598043ok thank you. i think i will order the sks mounts.
>>1598005you're toxic and arguing in bad faithyou're a waste of time and energyyou need something for the bike to stay upright in order to tow it properlywith small wheels on the bike stand it won't roll much worse than a shopping cart, the stand actually has more compliance than a shopping cart because of the plastic and the bike tire squish, you're exaggerating how bad your roads are, if your roads are that bad you live in a real shithole, and i said you could build a more roadworthy trailer
>>1598008see>>1597104>>1597105>>1597106>>1597109also you could have a frame bag and put a bottle or two in the frame bag
>>1598008bags are getting more and more hip. there are tons of companies making stem bags that are perfect for a bottle, and it's a nice spot for small stuff like keys and junk is you aren't carrying a bottle at the time.
god i can't wait to summer. there is nothing better than taking a break from the Racer™ lifestyle and going on a crazy adventure...drinking ice cold beverages...cruisin and groovin
>>1598048>with small wheels on the bike stand it won't roll much worse than a shopping cartor pic relate
>>1598048>you're toxic and arguing in bad faithyou have to go back
>>1598087i'm literally just waiting for my top cap to arrive in probably a week or two and then i'll most likely be able to build my bike and move on with my life. i stopped lurking >>>/g/mkg a while after i had my keyboard and keycap upgrades in place. with /n/ i am more than eager to leave because of how long this has dragged out. it's bittersweet because i lost a lot of time with the shit tier small fixie brand and then there were other issues like the aliexpress carbon handlebar taking 3 fucking months to arrive only for it to be the wrong version from what i ordered, and the cheapo track wheels not even fitting because they had 9.5mm axles instead of 9/10mm, but on the bright side i will end up with a damn sweet custom bike and the knowledge and experience of having built my own wheels and how to do bike maintenance with nice tools and without fucking anything up etc.
>>1598095>wall of textEAT SHIT
holy shit, shut the fuck up, you two.
>>1598168God, 4chan is just becoming an echo chamber and a place for people to use the latest retarded buzzwords. We could be talking about bikes, but people like you are just helping this place to devolve into a microcosm of mainstream internet culture.
>>1598170it's basically an even lazier form of those "joke chain" comments on reddit where one guy make a stupid pun and then 20 people comment the same thing but with a different word or some shit to get an upvote..4chan is an image based posting board and they probably have some form of retardation if they don't understand that.
>>1598322I want that beer holder!
>>1598333what kind of mental retardation do you have anon? I'm not attacking you. i'm genuinely interested.
>>1598335He's just probably underage, 12 maybe 13 judging from his posting manners (or lack thereof)
>>1597105god that's a fine bike. a reddit special if I see one.... the person who owns this is probalby a bugman yuppie programmer who rarely rides. I think their is a strong tendency for people who are in the "fixed gear scene" to be more interested in "upgrading" their bikes than actually riding. It's become a fashion accessory for many people..a way for people to express their identity. their hobby is not cycling, it's shopping...i think it's quite sad if you see your bicycle as an extension of your personality or some shit... It reminds me of those photography enthusiasts who collect camera lenses and shit...but don't actually take pictures.i have more respect for roadies. i think they have a tendency to treat their bicycles as tools in order to get fit...as a means to an end.. but there is probably a fair share of roadies who are also have a fixation on consumption..I reckon a lot of people who own really nice fixed gear bikes don't ride as much as they think they do.. it's very rare that I ever encounter a fixed gear roadie and that's a shame. it would be a cool niche.. cyclists who rides track bikes with (with both brakes) and are able to lay down some serious watts.
>>1598352that's not my bike but i fully admit that i don't ride much. i'm not an obsessive mile muncher, i don't seek out mountains to climb, and that's precisely why a fixie is adequate for me. if my dad's bike hadn't been a complete joke i might have ridden some old shitter bike just like 99% of people where i live. it's sad that you have to judge people for having a nice bike just because they don't ride for hours on end.
>>1598352also i was a /fit/fag as in someone who lifts weights, never much of a cardio bunny. the "means to an end" with the bike in my case is simply for light courier duty, it's not meant to be my main source of exercise.
>>1598354you are judging me as well lmao
>>1598357why do you feel so attacked? do you have cinelli with carbon wheels or something? lmao. i don't judge people who cruise around in the city. i also have a beater for this purpose.
>>1598348now i feel bad for asking a literal child if he is retarded.
>>1598352Those are some highfalutin fag wheels, queerboy.
>>1598373i'm assblasted by the tendency of any cycling discussion to have an anglocentric perspective with roadies doing dozens of miles and crazy steep hills and having access to races etc when there is pretty much none of that where i live.my fixie build is somewhat in the style of the cinelli you replied to but not as expensive. ribble track frame (might upgrade to carbon seatpost to save more weight), custom dt swiss alloy wheels with rim decals removed (one of the deciding factors for building my own wheels was to have bare metal brake tracks, you can see on the mavic wheels in that pic how the front brake track is still black but the rear is grey and kinda uneven), sram s300 crankset, phil wood track cog, campagnolo chorus brakes, TRP carbon brake levers, chinese carbon handlebar, stem, headset spacers, top cap and saddle
>>1598379fair enough. that sounds like a good build and is probably fun to ride.
>>1598322>cyclist>hasn't taken the canpill
>>1598375You shouldn't. Children are assholes.
I'm really new so hopefully this is the right place. Just seeking recommendations for good road cycling gear (clothes, peddles, helmet, bags etc). Chasing decent enough quality without getting newer by brands.Got my first road bike the other day. Definitely not as fit as I thought I was.
>>1598531Subscribe to GCN on jewtube and buy everything they recommend :^)
>>1598531cycling clothes is expensive compared to normal sport clothes. even shit from "uncool" brands like craft, decathlon van rysel, rose is kinda expensive..so get rapha core kit.. its good quality. it's the cheapest from the "premium" cycling brands. you may look like a faggot with lycra but at least when you wear rapha, you will look like a faggot who has disposable income...
>>1598531Do you actually want it/need it? At least the clothes that is. For a helmet just get anything that is light enough, but doesn't seem broken already. Mind you after you hit once it goes in the trash immediately, because it is not going to be reliable any more.About the clothes, they are not going to make you a good cyclist. Getting more stamina, muscles and just overall experience is what is going to do that. If you are not going to be trying to be a racefag, you don't need expensive, silly looking clothes.
>>1598531>clothesTight-ish polyester. Wearing lycra will just be (more) embarrassing puttering along at 12mph.>peddlesThe mountain bike kind with metal pins in them. Don't worry about the clip-in kind.>helmetNo.>bagsThe kind you put under the seat is the least intrusive. If those aren't big enough for whatever you plan on carrying, maybe a backpack is better.>>1598593>you may look like a faggot with lycraCorrect.
Looking to buy a gravel bike. If I am between sizes, size S and M (the charts say both are good for me) and only size S are available will it be okay?Do I need to size up or down? For what reasons would I want to size up or down?What are the real differences between size S and M?My height is 176cm, inseam 81cm (with plums up) and arm length is kind of normal.
>>1598650What bike? Every manufacturer's "small" isn't the same. Without knowing more, I'd say go for the small anyway. Get a longer stem if you've got your elbows in your knees. I'm 175 cm tall and I rode a 50cm bike with a moderately aggressive frame for years with no problems. Now I've got a 52 cm "endurance fit" bike where I wish the head tube was like 5 cm shorter.
>>1598735You mostly answered my question, thank you. I will try to book a fitting and try it on, will report back.With covid nowadays it is not as easy as walking into the shop.
>>1598650the rule of thumb is to round down the size on road/gravel bikes. you can always get a slightly longer stem but you can't make the frame shorter and too short of a stem can compromise the handling of the bike.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg8MlmIdeGo
>>1598595Not chasing extra performance, but I probably need something better than the cotton t-shirt I'm rocking that's chafing my underarms and flapping in the wind like a retard.>>1598599I just put a bad under the seat but no I can't fit the stupid reflector that came with the bike (must have one at night in Queensland). Is the perfect size though.>>1598593I'll check out these brands first, I don't want to be jewed into buying brands for the sake of it but if they're good value for quality then I'll give it a go.What's an indicator of "fast enough", I'm doing about 30km/h on the very small amount of flat road near my house. What's a good amount of time to be out there to build endurance? I'm doing an hour or so a day. Sorry for all the questions, I'm really new and super retarded so I'm doing it all by myself.
I think I know the answer to this already... but is it worth getting some knobbier tires and maybe fixing some stuff on a 2016 hybrid to do some off-road or trail riding? I don't expect to do anything crazy, but after doing so much road riding, idk what people even use nowadays off-road.
>>1598927Literally what I did with my Ghost Square Cross.Put some 29" 54mm on and went for trails. The tires scrubs slightly against the frame in tight corners - supa hardcore
>>1598927you can ride light (most are this, probably what you're talking about) trails/offroad on a pure road bike and it's really fun. knobs are not necessary, nor do you need particularly wide. -Good- supple grippy tyres will make it a lot more fun, but those might be relatively narrow, or slicks. Post your actual bike. Beyond that upgrading might be your brakes (likely convert to hydraulics) and servicing is a good idea if you think it's running rough, especially if the wheels don't spin smooth, do those, will make it ride a lot nicer.
>>1599032pic is my actual bike, 2016 Fuji Traverse 1.5. The only modification I did was that I swapped the stock tires with Bontrager H2 comp hybrid tires
>>1598843> the cotton t-shirt I'm rocking that's chafing my underarms and flapping in the wind like a retard.Cotton is the enemy.>What's an indicator of "fast enough", I'm doing about 30km/h on the very small amount of flat road near my house. Anyone can be fast for a few blocks. It's about maintaining it over long distances.
>>1599055Yeah that's what I'm asking, how fast is considered good enough? For what distance?
>>1599056If you can't already average 40kph for an hour just give up now and give the bike to someone who isn't so hopeless.
>>1599058>check out this weak fag
>>1598927You can ride that offroad as is bro
>>1598843Get an aliexpress bike jersey just buy it 3 sizes larger than tour US size.Theyve got knockoff team kit, cartoon jerseys, vintage teams, super expensive kit copies, etc.
>What's a good amount of time to be out there to build endurance2 hours. First 30 minutes slow. Then go
>>1599056Its a meme. It doesnt matter. Why? Because riding in a pack will add 3mph. Because having a 5k bike vs an 800 dollar roadie adds about 2mph. Because pausing your garmin at stoplights will give you another 1 mph.Also your terrain could be hilly or flat it just depends.
>>1599090Yeah figured that was the case. My area is nothing but hills, I'm trying to build the stamina and leg strength to cope but I'm fckn knackered after an hour or so. The heat of the Australian summer isn't helping either.Maybe I should join some kind of local group.
>>1599093My summers are like yours. 100 degrees, humid. Ill get heatstroke at least once a season and be sick.I ride with others once a week but generally ride solo.In the US the cooler bike shops have group rides but they are not that fun as the people are ilder. But they can ride.
>>1599093I unironically suggest you “just ride” until you find out what kind of cyclist you want to be. You may not want to go down the rabbit hole that is cycling...But if you do want to embrace the Racer™ Lifestyle, you need the kit, helmet, eye protection, clipless pedals, socks and shoes. You need a cycling computer and heart rate monitor. I recommend you work with heart rate and not a power meter because power meters are really fucking expensive and you don’t need it yet. I don’t even have one. The wahoo bolt and wahoo tickt heart rate monitor are good. You need to find out your FTP (functional threshold power) in order to find out what your “Zones” are.I would suggest that first build up your engine first and only ride in zone 2 (long steady rides 2-5 hours). You may find that when you ride in zone 2, you are only going like 25kmh..and that’s okay. Speed will come with time. (If you ever pass a fellow roadie and think “wow he was so slow”, it was be because he was riding in zone 2). After you have a solid base, then you can think about doing work in the other zones and doing intervals and shit to get fast...do a FTP every couple moments to track progress.The whole concept of beginners doing „base miles“ to build up their engine is oldschool. A lot of oldschool cyclists will do base miles in the offseason...The newschool approach to getting fit is „Sweet Spot training“. That is cycling between zone 3 and zone 4 (between 84% to 97% of your FTP). You get more bang for your buck. You do more work in less time (1-3 hours). Good if you have less than 8 hours a week. Consistency is everything.This may seem complicated, but it’s not..Google FTP and zones. I would not suggest you go on a group group until you are a) have fitness b) have the kit c) have an understanding of riding etiquette when riding in the group.
If it’s too warm outside. Maybe it would be better to train inside with a turbotrainer (smarttrainer and Zwift).Maybe this is worse, I don’t know how hot it is in your country.
>>1599101*i meant to say...I do not suggest you go on a group ride yet...
>>1599102Oh shit.. i actually wrote that correctly and I can’t delete my post. I just ate my wheaties (breakfast of the champions) and my morning cup of coffee gave me a stroke. Whatever I’m going to go knock out a few hours on the trainer. Godspeed faggots.
>>1599100This is exactly the info I was after, I've been training for months jogging "in the zone" with a Garmin sports watch. I will look at a cycling computer and do some reading on this FTP stuff. Originally I was just trying to smash myself as long as possible up hills and resting on the down hill.I have a helmet and some peddles in the post. I'll book an appointment for some prescription eye protection too, at speed my glasses seem to make it worse.Cheers anon, appreciate it.
>>1599101It's hot as fuck in Queensland (Australia) and with the summer rain here it's humid as hell.I am riding to get out of the house, the kids would just torment me on a trainer. I'll look into getting one after I have the basic kit maybe.
>>1599102Yeah I would only join a group once I know I can keep up and have at least most of the gear.I'd be looking at joining some beginner sessions (if they exist here).
>>1599093>The heat of the Australian summer isn't helping either.https://www.bike24.com/search?searchTerm=Son+front+wheelhttps://www.bike24.com/search?searchTerm=edeluxbuy a fancy german dynamo systemyou lose like 5 watts to it. Costs like $800. But it makes riding at night just awesome. that's the solution to summer. ride at night.
>>1599442just get usb rechargeable lights lol
>Considering wrapping my U Lock in athletic tape to prevent it from scratching my frameIs it autism? Will it look like shit?
>>1599710bruh... don't you have a beater that you don't care about scratching? It won't even be the lock that will scratch your bike, it's going to be other people who will scratch your shit up...I have literally never locked up my nice bike. and yes your hobotape lock will look shit.