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Behold, the ultimate road riding bicycle
>can be bought for ~£200
>faster on the road than a £10k mountain bike
>smoother on the road than a £10k road bike
>comfortable, upright position
>made of real steel
>bike thieves won't even look twice at it
>if they do, it's so cheap you can just buy another one, or 25 lmao
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that's not a bso

a bso superficially resembles a type of bike that it's not, like a full suspension bike you can't ride on trails or a 70s 'road race bike' you couldn't race.
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>>1706798
I would buy one only if I was a poor guy in need of doing delivery job.
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>>1706798
>>1706800
except this is actually a real bike. It's shit, but there's nothing wrong with that.
if you fancy single wall rim, 6 speed freewheel goodness look no further than the £180 riverside 100.
Nutted hubs as well, mmm-mmm. Just take it in for a minute.
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>>1706827
its shit in an honest way
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>>1706828
That's what I like about it, it makes me really want one. It'll probably last for 50 years as well.
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>>1706800
Most lycrafags would probably call this a BSO, but I agree with your definition
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>>1706827
>shit, but there's nothing wrong with that
I would think there is something wrong with that, by definition.
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>>1706827
freewheels are a hard limit for me, even on a casual bike.
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>>1706862
it depends if the asseembly chink used grease or not in the thread, if not the wheel will last until the bearings of the hub spin.

the same way of fucked up as using chink bearings on chink hubs
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>>1706827
>Nutted hubs as well
I've never owned a bike without nutted hubs. Or with a cassette for that matter.

XD
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>>1706889
In my case I've always had problems with bent axles causing the wheel to rub on the brakes.
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>>1706798
Mongoose Grit. 498.00 delivered or pick up at walmart.

2x7 drivetrain sti shifters
mechanical discs
aluminum frame
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124 usd beach cruiser by Kent

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-26-Bayside-Men-s-Cruiser-Bike-Satin-Cocoa/533940582
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>>1706939
>kickstand
>one size fits all
>literally bent
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>>1706849
lycrafag here, it isn't a BSO
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>>1706798
That's not a BSO, that's just a cheap entry level bike. This is a a BSO
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>>1709032
This kind of POS bike used to be fairly popular with kids when I was a kid/teenager myself. Besides being way too heavy for their size, not fit for trail riding and soaking up a bunch of energy in pointless suspension wobble they're still functioning bikes.

I always thought that the 90s solid frame MTB I got second hand from my dad was a much better ride though.
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>>1709044
>Besides all the things that make them shit they aren't shit
You don't say
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>>1709046
A bike is a bike. It's not like somebody has installed the fork the wrong way around or it's just gonna randomly fall apart on the road. You get what you pay for.
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>>1709047
>You get what you pay for.
really shit suspension or really shit disc brakes, or on 70s bike boom shitters, drop bars, aren't cheaper, they're more expensive than what the better version of that them could have and been. So you're not even getting what you paid for. You're getting screwed for superficial things to make the bike look like a type of bike it's not and you'd be better of without those things.
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>>1709050
>disc brakes
walshart imitation mtbs don't get disc brakes
>screwed for superficial things
I don't think they cost much more than the other bargain bin bikes.

In any case, I don't deny they're shit, it's just that for broke ass kids or brown people they still make for a perfectly serviceable mode of transport.
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>>1709055
>it's just that for broke ass kids or brown people they still make for a perfectly serviceable mode of transport.
sure

>bsos don't get disc brakes
yes they do lol
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>>1709050
I have a 70s bike boom piece of shit as my grocery bike since my last one (90s rigid mtb) got stolen, and it's actually pretty ok. It's heavy as fuck hi ten steel, has godawful levers, has stem shifters and the front derailleur have out at some point in the last 50 or so years that bike has been around because the spring in it snapped, but it still rides reasonably well, it cruises smoothly and it is sturdy enough to handle a rack with 20 lbs of food no problem. Really the biggest issue with it is that the brakes don't work if it's raining because it has steel rims, but i have a spare alu front wheel I've been meaning to throw on there, just haven't gotten around to it. I've ridden modern BSOs and desu the 70s version of a BSO is infinitely better
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>>1709060
>yes they do lol
Damn, times sure have changed
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>>1709075
what are you retarded?
they have to look like actual bikes, and those now have disk brakes, same reason every bso has "suspension"
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>>1709016
Another lycrafag seconding this. That Btwin just looks like a decent and inexpensive hybrid or whatever bike companies want to call those things nowadays.
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What does BSO mean?
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>>1709635
I don't want to spoonfeed so I'll give you a clue.
TSO would mean Tricycle Shaped Object.
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>>1706798
I've been told by members of the exclusive Gravel Bike Club that I was riding a BSO and didn't qualify for membership.
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>>1711336
I dig it.

Also posting mine. Old photo, it's got an aluminum rim on the front now, I unfucked the cable routing, and raised the seat to not fuck my knees. I've got a seatpost rack for it, and a cheap plastic tote that I'm going to either bolt onto the rack, OR tie onto with paracord.
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>>1711390
that's not a BSO it's just a cheap bike
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>>1706827
to me its imitation V brakes are more concerning
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>>1711480
>imitation V brakes
?
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>>1709060
like Avid BB5 but worse
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>>1711482
Stamped steel V brakes flex allot
and do not come with good spring tension adjustment
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>>1711486
aren't they just cheap v-brakes
not immitation
they are v-brakes
and honestly they work fine with good pads. I have some on a bike. Fine.
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>>1711491
the interface for the pad is so thin that some pads can not be fastened to it
only good thing about such brakes is that they are cheep and that the tension adjustment screw is a captive bolt
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>>1710158
>I didn't want to spoonfeed him, so i used a spork instead
Why. Why is this the thing that actually made me laugh.
Hello? God, are you there? I'm ready, you can take me away from this earth
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How's triban rc100? I'd like myself a cheap """"""""""""""roadbike"""""""""""""" with semi-relaxed seating position.
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>>1711474
I don't know what to tell you, it's been called a bso before by people.
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>>1711485

> Cooma

heh
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>>1711518
trash, same shit as OPs but with drops
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>>1711517
>Why is this the thing that actually made me laugh.
It's the same trick as xbox360, the concept (spoonfeeding) is over the head of the person using it.
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>>1711518
Get the rc120, much better value and feels and looks like a "proper" roadbike. I own one and my normie friends all thought it must have cost £800+ when I showed it to them.
The rc100 has some shitty looking handlebar shifter instead of it being integrated into the brakes, and no front derailleur so it's going to top out at like 18mph.
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>>1706798
it's not bad looking, I'll give you that. If I didn't already have 4 bicycles that are much better and cost half as much (used) I might get such a thing, but the store that sells these doesn't exist anywhere around here.
Before my current bikes I had a shitty walmart kent northpoint, it was alright for $150 but I rode it probably a little over 100 miles until one of the cogs on the cassette snapped in half while I was riding across a bridge. After that it just became a parts bike until I started bumping into it enough to make me set it on the curb. I know, I know, the seat is too low in picrel.
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>>1711557
the rc120 with rim breaks is just available in Asia right now (there's one L sized rc120 left with rim breaks for £430 in the UK), the dick break version costs 100€ more, which doesn't make it such a great deal, the breaks aren't better and it adds weight and cost.
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>>1711564
The rim brake version was £350 pre-corona which was a much better deal.
But £430 is an ok price considering the current circumstances.
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>>1711564
So, when they'll be restocked? 2022?
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I was getting ready to buy an rc500 or 520 back when they were like $700 and $900 (or was it $800 and $1000) and then you know what happened
fucking ready for this ride to be over but will it ever, or are these the new normal prices
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I guess my bike is a bso (fuck bike cunts have queer terms for shit).

Gonna paint it olive green because the yellow is terribad, can't get the axle for the swing arm to budge so I'm just gonna mask it off. Don't want to use fire on the stuck swing arm axle due to the frame being carbon.
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>>1711800
Olive green isn't bad. I've seen bikes like that in white that didn't look bad, maybe a grey or silver?
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>>1711800
I don't think any BSOs have a carbon frame
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>>1711336
great bike, i liked how the back suspension can still soak up the bumbps. I road a 2001 gt idrive and it work wonders, it is heavy yeah but it's quite a nice bike if one get a good price
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quick tips to identify irredemable BSO:
- no deraileur hanger (rear wheel wont be at the end of the droputs, unless you go single speed)
- aluminium
- single walled rims, freewheel, nutted axle
- meme features that don't really work (cheap suspension, modern braking system of no quality)
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>>1711853
I had figured it was more to do with the shape of the frame my bad it only ticks like half the boxes.

Regardless here it is with a black swing arm, the frame itself will get primed and painted in a less yolo way.
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>>1711859
It is getting some Chink knockoff DH forks due to I don't really care I just want to ride to lose weight. Needed forks due to these are what were on it they are twisted previous owner must have eaten shit in an extreme way.

The front wheel is straight enough surprisingly enough.
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>>1711518
I have it. The lowest gear is not low enough, high gear is not high enough, the shifter is weird.
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>>1711859
Bro there's a giant fucking lizard next to your frame.
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>>1709055
>projecting
-Broke ass non brown kid with a BSO
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What about these? Are they bso?
Elops500
They’re 200 euro
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>>1711834
lol, that reminds me of the next powerclimber shartmart bike I had in middle-high school until I was 20, that thing was so retarded looking and cheap and the frame creaked when I rode it, the seat was ass and the brakes were all wonky. I used to ride it around the mall parking lot at night and through the woods and shit and beat the fuck out of it towards the end of it's life until I tried messing with the grip shifters and fucked something up so I decided to just get a new bike. I'm glad I have a real bike now.
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>>1713420
decathlon bikes aren't BSOs, they're pretty decent
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>>1713427
Decathlon does sell BSOs
they also cost 200€, weigh a ton, imitate an MTB and have 7 speed freewheels.
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I don't understand this thread. BSOs are by definition shit. Why would you appreciate that?
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>>1706889
Decathlon bike mechanic here. Our chicks do not use an appropriate amount of grease anywhere. Those cheap wheels come in here ready for sale with grease on only one side of the hub. No grease on the BB, to little in the headsets and not on a single bolt.
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Which decathlon shitter bike should I get for 300€? Or something along this budget. Bike technology is great but I think we've figured out bikes for years and for a short 5 km flat commute I don't need something that special so any suggestions. I was thinking the riverside 120
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>>1713482
So buy it delivered and assemble it yourself?
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>>1713420
They are okay. Only thing really bothering me about them is that they use road callipers with MTB levers which makes for a very strange break feeling. Also, as with most cheaper decathlon bikes, as soon as you being it home put grease on the headset, BB and in the wheel bearings.
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>>1713482
>Everything needs to be over-greased
Ask me how I know you're an American mechanic.
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>>1713471
You wouldn't understand. This is an ellusive and exclusive gentleman's club - so please fuck off, Fred.
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>>1713579
this desu bikes are only meant to last 10000 miles
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>>1713579
>Decathlon bike mechanic
>american
cmon man
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>>1713579
Sorry, Im from Belgium.
Ther is a middle ground to be found between bone dry from the factory or dripping with grease
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>>1713579
>Ask me how I know you're an American
I'm not and not him but ask me how I know you're not an American
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>>1706802
I have six figures and I still do Uber Eats on my spare time
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I'M THE BSO KING, BABY!

>>1711486
How about 20 year old plastic V-brakes?
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>>1714002
>20 year old plastic V-brakes
might actually have thicker steel in them
just dont leave them sitting in the sun too long or adjust the tension springs too often
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>>1714002
>no rear spring
>sensible frame
Close, but no cigar.
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>>1714002
>dat tannerite sticker

FUCKIN BASED
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>>1713426
>I'm glad I have a real bike now.
and what bike is that? I rode some modern mtbs (xc trail and enduro ones) and for city commute that old thing still is better than entry level things if it was properly maintained imo.
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>>1713693
America has two Decathlons now
Maybe more, I haven't checked in a couple years
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>>1713426
I had one of those!!! I used to ride it around my neighborhood when I was first getting into bikes at around 14/15. I moved on to my dad's old gaspipe schwinn, then to a 90s mtb. Pretty good evolution if I do say so myself.





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