someone else make these threads I dont even browse this board anymore editionsheldonbrown.comparktool.com/blog/repair-helpPrevious Thread:>>1832612
what is the biggest bike in the world
>>1834429well ... it's pretty big ... i guess
>>1834430Some say the earth is simply one of NINE bearings inside the bottom bracket of the universe
>>1834429is it fast?
>>1834446Once you run over all the other racers, it always wins
>>1834429Not to be confused with the world's heaviest bicycle at 2,000 lbs which was also built by a grey bearded German.
A friend that cycles for a living (semi pro track cyclist) told me that the trend of sizing down is wrong and that is better to go one size up than one down. This true? pictured some dude on a huge honking bike
>>1834465it just depends on the geometry you want. usually smaller is more agile, lighter, stiffer. But if you need a 200mm stem or your seatpost sticks out 500m maybe size up.
>>1834465>>1834467Or, you know, you could just get the right size.
Why is this tire so based as an all-round tire.vittoria zaffiro 32 mm>affordable>lasts long>rolls well enoughevery spring you invest 40 quid and you have a year of worry-free riding.
Well? How wide a tyre can I fit?
>>1834467>>1834468https://www.velobike.co.nz/blogs/news/why-you-should-up-size-your-track-bikeFor track cycling, randonneurs (Big frame = more bags) and maybe extremist bike messengers (bigger but w/o completely flat back, i.e. No super long reach) it makes sense
>>1834471Is 30mm even a size? Seen 28 and 32.
>>1834471The tyres on there currently are 24mm btw
>>1834469rubino pro endurance are even more based but they're discontinued, can still find new old stock though they're running out. I'm still on one for the rear with somewhere around 15k-20k miles, they're so worn and squared off, I need to replace them soon, riding squared off tires feels like riding darkside on motorcycle (car tire for rear tire)
>>1834470>>1834471honestly stick with what you've got, which is presumably 25s. The problem you'll have is "23s", "25s", and "28s" are all the same size - 700x25C, which is 26mm wide. yes you might squeeze in a tyre that is physically 30mm wide, but you won't find one. because the next size up from "28" is "32", and that's just 700x35C, which is 37mm wide.believe me, I had this problem recently and I wasted a lot of time and money on it. I was running 25s and wanted something slightly wider. I measured everything carefully and found I could fit a 32mm tyre and still have half decent clearance. so I ordered some 32s. spoiler alert, they were fucking 37mm wide and rubbed on the fork bridge. so I got some 28s... 26mm. the same size I started with.
>>1834470Probably the one you have. If you can slide a 5mm hex key between the tire and frame maybe you can try the next size (assuming the next size is no more than 4mm bigger) but real size can deviate from nominal size so even that can be iffy if you buy it before you test it.>>1834503>"23s", "25s", and "28s" are all the same size - 700x25C, which is 26mm wide.For the last time stop buying shit off aliexpress.
>>1834505I'm talking about real manufacturers mate. contishit, vittoria, schwalbe.
>>1834412Why the fuck is my bike mechanic trying to bullshit and tell me i need a new chain. I bought a premium chain and now that shit keeps slipping links when the kmc chain on my chinkshit fixie stays solid as fuck after ten years. Never even lubed that bitch.
>>1834511yeah nah they'll all be 26mm wide.
>>1834510The chinesium gears on your fixie are wearing fast enough to keep pace with chain stretch.
>>1834507A lot of final tire width has to do with rim width, my vittoria 28s measured 27 wide on 19.5mm wide rims (14.5 inner width) while on my current 23mm wide rims (17.5mm inner width) on 28s measure 30mm wide, all measured with digital calipers accurate to 0.1. Discussing tire width without considering rim widths is dumb
>>18345058mm hex key falls in with clearance each side. Maybe I need to take more or better pictures.
>>1834518don't ignore the space under the crown as well, just because the tire can clear the width doesn't always mean it'll clear the fork crown too
>>1834519I’m bald btw if that matters
>>1834518Find the smallest clearance anywhere on the bike, including brake calipers (test with brakes engaged). Subtract 3mm from that to account for a minimum safe gap, double the result, and add that to 24mm to get the biggest tire you could theoretically fit.
>>1834520Get on 28s and call it a day
>>1834522on second thought, 28s might be cutting it close but in my head it miiight fit
>>1834493>>1834503>>1834509bike24 finds 49 tires in 30-622 so stfu.
>>1834517my vittoria zaffiro 32mm measure 31.7mm on 21mm rims
>>1834536>21mm rimsLiterally a mountain bike wheel lmao
is a chain retention device like a front derailleur completely redundant if you are running a narrow wide chain ring? or will it catch the chain in the off chance that it does come off?
>>1834559people commonly run chain guides with narrow wide rings. An old FD can make an ok chain guide. It just depends on what kinda riding you do. Clutched derailers also help chain retention a lot.
>>1834552>still stuck on 90s meme standardsmodern road bikes use wheels as wide as 25 with internal widths of 21 because contact patch meme and aero meme when matched with 25 or 28 wide tires
>>1834561thanks gonna leave it on.
>>1834564oh lol are you looking for an excuse to not have to break your chain ? don't get a new chainring and run an old chain on it
>>1834564It's also probably gonna rub in some gears unless it's an older wider fd, it's modified or it perfectly matches the curvature of the ring.
>>1834562the grumpy old retrodouche at my local poverty shop rebuilt some wheels on my road bike like 15 years ago and put 21mm mtb rims on it and 23mm tires lol he was way ahead of the times.
>>1834428I'm pretty sure, besides ridiculous shit like >>1834429, it's the Dirty Sixer, which was specifically designed to accommodate heights up to 7'5".
>>1834562>new good old badGreat meme
>find wolf tooth B-RAD system which elegantly solves my 'turn my downtube bottle cage into two' mission>need $25 base plate, $10 Problem Solvers adapter thingee to shift the new mount positions a literal quarter inch, and $20+ for new side-load cages because there wouldn't be room to use normal ones anymoreGuess I'll just die of dehydration then.
>>1834616just use hose clamps
>>1834616A 1.5L Nalgene bottle and a Velo Orange Mojave bottle cage hasn’t let me down yet. If I do overnight rides I’ll strap my extra 1L nalgenes to my manything cages on the fork or under the downtube (basically the best and lightest cargo cage, assuming you’re already using straps)
What are the nets for?
>>1834653grip when it's icy
I'm new to riding but when I am on my bike I've noticed the gears will shift to a lower gear and make a big clunk noise. Is this bad for my bike? I bought it second hand so wondering if the gears may need some work or maybe I'm just not riding properly.
>>1834844post your bike or at least describe your setup. In any case you should do the normal steps of setting up your derailleurs. if you don't know how, just watch any tutorial on the internet or look up the manual of your derailleur manufacturer.
>>1834849Here it is. Specs are: Specification:Reynolds 725 frame tubes with mudguard and multiple rack eyeletsChromoly forks w/mudguard eyelets and lowrider bossesTRP HY-RD cable-actuated hydraulic disc brakes w/160mm rotors & JagWire KEB-SL compression-less outers (better stopping power than mechanical Spyre disc brakes used on later CdeF 20 models)Shimano Tiagra brake levers/shifters, front & rear derailleurShimano FC-565 Chainset (34/50)SRAM cassette (11-32, 10 speed)KMC-X10 chainAlex XD-Elite rims (32H)Shimano Deore M525 (32H) hubs, sealed bearingsSapim Race DB spokes w/brass nipplesFront tyre: Continental Cyclocross Speed 700Cx35 (can accommodate at least 38mm front tyre without mudguards)Rear tyre: Panaracer Catalyst Sport 700Cx25 (brand new - never used) (can accommodate 35mm rear tyre w/mudguards and at least 38mm rear tyre without mudguards.FSA Orbit Equipe sealed cartridge headsetShimano M324 combination pedals (flat on one side, SPD clips on the other)
>>1834844parktool.com search front and rear derailleur set-up assuming whoever set yours up fucked something up. then look up how to do the adjustments to tune them so they stay put and each click=one shift. there's printed directions and video embeds on each page.
What are /n/'s thoughts on these? I don't want a dedicated gps when I can use an old phone that's cheaper and has more functionality, so I thought this solution was the best.
>>1834890I don't think you need an otterbox one in fact the connection might be inferior. the cheapo 20 dollar ones clamp on the top and sides so it may actually be more secure.I don't even use an old phone I just use my regular phone it works great. IDK why standalone garmins exist I'll probably end up getting one for a gift and wondering why I never lived without it but right now Strava premium + my samsung J series phone + a planetbike phone handlebar clip works great.
>>1834908I'm not even considering the otterbox or the official quadlock, they have one in aliexpress with stick on adapters, looks as solid as it gets. I wanted something that was flush with the handlebars (or as flush as possible).
>>1834908>IDK why standalone garmins existCouple of reasons:>Much greater battery life>Visible in sunlight without high brightness>Monitoring capabilities (blood pressure, cadence)>GPS that is not dependent on Google or a network connectionI got a Fenix watch and I have to say that it really helps on longer trips for navigation and just generally tracking stuff over time. Cycled for over 6 hours yesterday; my phone wouldn't last even half that, if I had GPS enabled.
>>1834913>GPS that is not dependent on Google or a network connectionandroids don't depend on either. source: I use a phone with no sim card as my car's GPS.
>makes chain wear insignificantnothing personnel friction
is there a difference between drinking sugary drinks and eating something like fruit to go to fuel your rides?
>>1834844Thats pretty normalyou should try not to shift under loadanticipate shifts so do them before you have to and there's a thing called 'soft pedalling' where for a rotation or so a shift you ease off the power for a smoother faster shift. Most people do that instinctively to an extent. Rough shifts will increase wear though yes. Maybe also lube your chain or tune the indexing if it's slow in either direction.
Is it time to get my chainrings replaced?
>>1834967Hard to say. Nutrition is pretty much psuedo-science. If you don't have a whole team of doctors, coaches, nutritionists, and so on telling you what to eat your best bet is to keep a detailed journal on what you eat and how you feel before, during, and after rides as well as notes on the ride about things like intensity.
>>1834974good call, thanks. gonna experiment, never considered keeping a log.
>>1834972they're not great but probably still rideable. at that point imo you want to ride it all, chain, cassette too, together until it starts skipping and then replace it all.
>>1834967Fruit is harder to digest and will upset your stomach if you eat a lot of it and then exercise hard. Eat as much fruit as you can without causing these issues. It depends on how healthy your gut biome is. If you want to improve that eat probiotic food like kimchi, sauerkraut and yogourt.
There is a lot of construction and some unpaved bits on my usual route and lots of random puddles of fine gravel that I get no traction on. Need some new tires and want some in 700x25 with a little bit of tread to replace some cheap bald continentals. Nothing too crazy, not trying to turn my road bike into a gravel bike.
>>1834979I've done quite a lot of gravel/dirt riding on road tires. I actually think the high end ones have exceptional grip. Onroad grip is the same quality and you don't need or want something with tread. Corsas, gp5k, etc these panaracer variants have great grip on dirt too:https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/wheels-and-tyres/tyres-and-tubes
>>1834972judging by that rivet, you ain't replacing those bitches.
>>1834982Was thinking about the gatorskins because I am dodging glass at least once a ride. They are the same price as the gp5k would the main difference be speed?
>>1834984Gators have MUCH worse grip. Generally 'tough' tires have worse grip than fragile/supple race tires.
>>1834983Do I need to replace the entire crankset?
>>1834987When the time comes, I believe so.
>>1834984the reason being that grippy rubber compounds wear out faster and are expensive and 'tough' city/touring tires spec into longevity and lower cost the other contradiction is that a comfy ride on rough surfaces especially with narrower tires is achieved by having a supple (thin sidewall) tire which makes it fragile to cuts from gravel. Basically 'gravel tire' is a completely meaningless and contradictory term.
>>1834986>>1834994I can sacrifice comfort for a good balance of durability and grip If I go for something like this how different would they feel compared to my cheap continental slicks? https://www.amazon.com/Panaracer-RiBMo-700-Folding-Tire/dp/B01GQWHIIW/?th=1&psc=1
>>1834998not great. It's another 'touring' tire. I'd probably go durano plus or 4 seasons.
>>1834998also you know probably fine. You just asked about gravel grip, that's the situation, it's also not worth obsessing over tires. My biggest tire advice is to buy the highest spec tire you can get at a lower price and to install it well.
I manage a hotel so we get bikes from time to time left here. Usually they arent worth anything or stolen. So here's what we got, 10 days until it is officially abandoned.Its a post war, chicago made schwinn. Original crank, coaster brank, great patina on it. Tires are blown out but the hubs turn and bb is solid.What do I do with this? Give it to the coop and hope they dont fuck it up and part it out, goodwill it, or fix the tires and CL it?Keeping it isnt an option as I ride a 61cm and this is a mens mediumInb4 put the bike back tyrone
>>1835001Im tempted to sell it as is on craigslist but I dont have any idea what a ratrod schwinn that turns and rolls is worth
>it's got a great patina on itbahahaha
>>1835002If thats the option ill just donate it to the coop. Is there any fun or anything in fixing this up?Its got a perfect S schwinn seat no cracks too.
>>1835004Im as shocked as you but the frame is sound.
>>1835001a sensible co-op won't want it. There are no useful parts to salvage aside from the basket and it's far far too much work for a bike which actually has very little utility. The wheels need to be rebuilt or it needs new wheels. This is not a valuable classic it's garbage which may interest some masochist with specific historical interest in it. I would steal the basket and use that or donate it to the co-op, and sell it on craiglist for $20, or less.
>>1835001that is also -not- lovely patina.
>>1834890>when I can use an old phonethats the key, even cheap mounts will hold your old phone fine. ive seen the camera issues they can cause, even supposed better mounts that are much more expensive but still mess up an expensive phone
>>1835008It literally is that surface ratrod patina. Still has the stickers on it.Im not trying to marry this bike I just want to know if i should donate, sell or recycle
>>1835001depends on the shape of the wheels. If they're useable you could get it riding again. Otherwise it's not worth it. I'd just thoroughly clean the frame and then wax it or rub linseed oil on it to preserve the look and not waste too much time. You'd want to replace the bars with similiar shiny aluminium or chromed ones from aliexpress or cheap wald/origin8 ones. The rusted bar look is not good and re-finishing them is too expensive. Almost the main thing is if you have somewhere local that's flat and good for cruising.
>>1835011>I'll keep posting until I get the answer I want
>>1835007>I would steal the basket and use that or donate it to the co-op, and sell it on craiglist for $20, or less.I think I'm going to pull the basket and the original schwinn seat and donate that to the coop. The rest of the bike is going to the city recycling.Would they like the handlebars you think? they are that wald-ish kinda townie bars that were popular back in the day.
>>1835015>Would they like the handlebars you think? they are that wald-ish kinda townie bars that were popular back in the day.No. Shiny new ones are very cheap. Replating is expensive. Nobody likes rusty bars. There's nothing special about them. >The rest of the bike is going to the city recycling.don't do that. Try give it away on craigslist first. It's not like you'd get any money for scrap. Only alum is worth anything.
>>1835013>wheelsTheyre fine and turn. Tires and inner tubes need replacing.My fear is that if I put $100 on it nobody will come and negotiate, if i put $20 i get meth people.Heres the perfect period seat. This bike is def worth more in parts
>>1835016If someone is in KC ill sell it to ya for $20 to an /n/ head only
>>1835017>Heres the perfect period seat.>faded and worn>rails probably rusty as shit>wheels>they're finedid you check inside? they could well be all rusty under the tires
>>1835017>This bike is def worth more in partsI don't agree. I think it's worth nothing but that there are bicycle people who would be interested in fixing it up. Those people might put 100-200 in it and then THEY would be looking at a loss on selling it. If you want money for it first you're just making that totally unviable. If you feel you have to scrap it to avoid interacting with poors then that's a shame but whatever.
>>1835018Even $20 is semi-unreasonable imo I really don't understand why you think that seat is worth anything. You know how people get bikes like that? For free. Like you did.
>>1835001its worth about $500
>>1835020>If you feel you have to scrap it to avoid interacting with poorsnah poor people and tinkerers are awesome. that's target demo. Meth-heads scour the CL and try to flip sub $20 items so putting anything up on that price is an exercise in futility.Here's a CL I just put up so if someone wants to meet me in the KC area at a place of my choosing I'll sell it to you for $20 (you just have to know the secret Forever Shinkansen handshake)https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/lees-summit-old-schwinn-typhoon/7517508688.html
Has anyone had difficulty selling a bike? I'm trying to sell mine because I'm upgrading and I need it gone before then but its been up for over 3 weeks now and no one is interested.I's priced at $500 because its got a few extras and plus the bike money is covvering my accounting license.Am I doing something wrong? Or are people just not interested in 2nd hand hybrid bikes.
>>1835030did you post a picture of the bike on the add, or an anime girl?
>>1835033Both.For real though yeah I did.
>>1835030>Am I doing something wrong?what am i supposed to base my answer off
>>1835037Like, if you sold a bike did you have instant success or did it take a long time? Or did you give up and take it to something like cash converters or an equivilent?I priced it initially at $600, and I've been reducing it by $25 to try and entice people. But its getting no views really, I've had no one even express interest in the bike. I'm considering taking it to cash converters but I fear if I did that I'd be getting it for much less than if I sold it to someone.
>>1835041POST THE FUCKING BIKE YOU IDIOT
>>1835041>I priced it initially at $600, and I've been reducing it by $25 to try and entice people.this already is a red flag. A lingering listing that starts too high turns people off. So do bad pictures. So does no info or overly wordy info. Remove everything about its 'story' and don't go into too much detail about the components especially the 'value you've added'. It will be clear to people who care what the spec is from good photos. Service history and new/newish consumables are worth mentioning but not going on about.
another big red flag is caveats and small issues that are 'easy to fix'. If it's easy to fix, fix it, if not, price it realistically as a project.
>>1835042https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/dual-sport/dual-sport-1/p/32885/?colorCode=blackIts this one, it had a shifter replaced and I switched tyres but that's it. I'm selling it with a cover, the original gravel tyres and the spare shifter.>>1835045>>1835046I've mentioned its serviced regularly, the size of the bike and the height of the person it would fit and with specs I've only mentioned that the shifter and rear deraileur are a Shimano Atlus, and the front derailleur is a Shimano Tourney, since if I were to get a question that's probably what would be asked.
>>1835023>no tire kickers
>>1835047Its worth 300-400 usd
>>1835050Now convert that to AUD
>>1835047your photos are terrible light source is behind the object and infront of the camerait looks terrible inside because it's out of context and your apt is cramped.your non-driveside photo shouldn't be the first one and there should be a closeup of the drivetrain. >Selling a 2021 Trek Dual Sport 1 as I am upgrading to a road bike.>Has some wear and tear due to a couple of falls but otherwise works perfectly. It’s been maintenanced multiple times. Perfect for those who need a commuter bike or want to ride on gravel. The size is L so it will fit anyone between 175cm and 186cm, with an inseam of 82-88cm. The seat post is adjusted to me so I encourage you to take it to a bike shop straight away so the seat post can be adjusted perfectly for you, they will normally do it for free so don’t worry about spending money. It also comes with:- the original tyres (it’s on road tyres at the moment)- a spare right shift/brake lever- a bike cover (should you decide to keep it outside)>Specs:- Shifter is a Shimano Atlus EF500, 7 speed- Front derailleur is a Shimano Tourney TY510, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull- Rear derailleur is a Shimano Atlus M310- Crank is Forged alloy, 48/38/38, chainguard, 170mm length- Cassette is SunRace MFM300 freewheel, 14-34, 7-speed>Cash or PayPal is preferredWAY too wordy. Should be:2021 Trek Dual Sport 1Good condition. Great bike to ride. Includes >mtb tires>spare shifter/brake lever>a bike cover Large size. Should fit people between 175cm and 186cmAnd the price is WAY too high. It's $750 new. You should ask 350. It's a pretty crap bike. It's below the level I would recommend anyone buy.
>>1835047It's especially bad that you lead by telling people they should buy a better, different type of bike and that this is a regret buy for you. Then lmao that it fell over/crashed and you damaged it you clearly imply this 'spare right shifter' but you don't explicitely say it. Seeing as you actually had it repaired properly and it's a mtb-y type bike you can just ignore that fact but certainly don't add the cost of the parts to the price in your head lol.
>>1835054>>1835055Damn I must be the only person in the world who owns a Dual Sport 1 because you found it pretty quick.Anyway thanks. I'll note what you've said. I'll retake the bike photos outside tomorrow and fix up the description and price. I'll take it down for now though and repost it tomorrow when everything is fixed up.Guess I was just being naive as usual regarding the price.
>>1835030>$500>hybridThat's overpriced pretty much anywhere. No cycling enthusiast wants an old hybrid, so the only people who will be interested will be those wanting a cheap bike to cruise around on. Ask $100-200 max. Your "extras" do not count for anything in anyone else's eyes, they do to you because you remember paying for them, but to somebody else they're just bits that belong with a bike naturally.
>>1835056i am trying to be helpful not dox or brutalize you lol hope you understand and good luck selling it also it's not a great time economically and not in summer to sell a bike.
>>1835057Understood. I'll keep that in mind.>>1835058Nah man, its all good. I understand what you were trying to do. I'll repost it tomorrow with yoour suggestions and see how I go.Push comes to shove, if it hits August 18th and I haven't sold it, I'll take it to cash converters.
>>1835041>I priced it initially at $600, and I've been reducing it by $25 to try and entice people.really nigga lmao
>>1835054This is too funnyThere's a certain kind of person who chooses to be an accountant, and such a person would definitely write an ad like this
>>1835066Don't bully me
>>1835030Post your bike. If you have some high end hybrid the market is small turnover and you might have to wait some time until you find a buyer.
>>1835117It already got posted. I've taken it down now so I can implement the changes that Anon recommended
>>1835047>tourney and altusthese are keywords making people wipe next faster than anything.
>>1834890I wanted to try something that could do navigating without turning my bike in a pile of chinkshit, so I'm trying to use only a smartwatch for navigation and tracking, keeping my phone in my pocket/bag.It works, but looking at the map can be a bit shitty in your wrist. The phone mount in the bike is good, but battery life goes pretty fast, not sure why phones can't use a low energy GPS just to give step by step navigation, either that or I'm dumb as a rock.
vaguely sexual title and thumbnail combination?
>want to change pads>pistons won't fully retractoh god oh fuck it's too thick now
>>1835250that's what she said
>>1835030I tried to sell this for $300 last year because/n/ told me covid inflated all the prices. I got it free and cleaned and repaired it. put $80 into tires, brake pads, bar tape, and a rear light. recieved no inquiries.relisted for $250. no inquiries.relisted for $200. finally sold it after like 4 or 5 months. so I cleared $120 if you don't count labor. if I counted the hours I spent working on it I probably made nothing or negative.
>>1834852Looks like your bike is fucked, mate. Time to buy a new one.
>>1835252>4 or 5 months*from the first $300 listing
>>1835236holy shit Harriet is a qt, like she's got the whole bri-ish teeth and tiny chin and flat arse thing going but she's so qt all things considered
>>1834844>I've noticed the gears will shift to a lower gear and make a big clunk noisewait"will" implies the bike is shifting by itself without you touching the shifter. that's a problem.if you mean that when YOU shift, the chain shifts normally but it just makes a loud noise, that's not really a problem. you might could tune it a bit to get it quieter (maybe) but as long as the shifts are clean and somewhat rapid it's not a problem.
what saddlebag support is this?I do not want the $$$ nitto x crust bullshit I want one with three mounting points like this one
>>1835364that strut looks diy'd and looks like a length of inner tube rubber zip tied to the seat stays and just looped around the rack
>>1835364>the $$$ nitto x crust bullshitYou mean Nitto x Ocean Air Cycles. (Different grifters, credit where credit is due.)That pic is originally from /n/. Perhaps the poster will chime in at some point.But if you're into diy, here's a video where a Kiwi makes a very similar thing:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy4tRtDtaro
>>1835364>Nitto already got into his headCrust is going to get your money one way or another.
>>1835364that's my carradice bagman >>1835368yes it was zip tied to the stays lol. This is before i learnt about p-clamps. The struts come with it though and the bungey and tube were just for holding stuff on it.
>>1835377This is nonsense.I have a boatload of Nitto stuff, and I would never give a company like Crust even a penny.
>>1835278wanting to fuck plain girls is part of growing up.
My mom bought a shitty walmart mountain bike with really fat tires and I'm trying to replace the tube (I tried to patch it but I guess I fucked it up)The tire says 27.5x2.8, the old tube says 27.5x3.0, and the new tube says 27.5x3.0, but the new tube is a lot thinner than the old one.Will the new one work? What is even up with both tubes being labelled the same but being so different?
>>1835498>and I would never give a company like Crust even a penny.lol why not?
>>1835511I just decided to say "fuck it" and put it in, and it seems fine.I noticed the rim actually says "27.5x3.0 OVERSIZED", maybe the old tube is just bigger because it stretched out and the same will happen to the new one?
>>1835511Maybe the smaller one is just designed to stretch more. Even if it was labeled wrong or something having a tube a bit too small isn't generally a problem. Too big is worse.
>>1835511the thicker tube is just lower quality, it's heavier
I force myself to ride my bike in one gear, I'm going to get a fixie soon, will I have much trouble adapting or not really?
>>1835542will i notice a significantly difference in speed? the amount of energy i have to exert for what i get is pretty underwhelming
>>1835543the difference could be very noticeable depending on what you have now, huge difference in aero and riding position (riding position affects both aero and your power output, it could have a much lower rolling resistance with skinnier road tires and a smoother running drivetrain with a clean bottom bracket and wheel hubs, it could feel a lot stiffer and more agile due to the frame/fork construction and geometry and it could weigh less etc
>>1835543no, there will be almost no difference other than mental
>>1835555cope, the aero difference alone means the difference between riding an upright bike at like 20 km/h vs hitting 30-40 km/h with great ease with a more aggressive bike
Retard here, when people say that road bikes aren't good for unpaved or bad condition roads, what do they mean? Just that it's uncomfortable for the rider, or that it's dangerous because you might fall or something, or do you risk puncturing the tires and/or damaging the bike?
>>1835541Same except there's nothing to force. I just don't need other gears. I can't wait to become a fixietard.
>>1835541Buy one, but size up. The general rule of riding same road size or one size down is wrong on fixed gears.
>>1835557Tires:- inflated to about 100psi so next to no shock absorption. Also makes it easier to slack off on keeping the pressure at a proper level, leading to pinch flats- about an inch wide so any decent sized cracks or potholes could easily throw you off if you hit them at the wrong angle- generally designed with smooth surfaces in mind, but there are ones with better (or worse) flat protection- many models these days have clearance for bigger, softer (and slower) tiresFrame:- completely rigid with zero suspension of any kind, what little shock absorption there is comes from the tires, saddle padding, and slight flex in the seatpost and fork.- can be relatively fragile if it's a lightweight model designed for road racing - especially if there are carbon fiber parts - but there are also many sturdier (slower) models nowadays designed with some tame offroading in mind.
>>1835557It's mostly about how you're supposed to ride a road bike. You're in a position to work and the effort of riding supports your body. They're not good to coast/cruise on.
>>1835569this is such bullshitthe difference between good road tires and stiff/cheap city/'touring' tires in the same size is huge in terms of comfortas is the difference between a good road frameset and an overbuilt hybridRoad bikes are optimised for riding on rough country roads. That's as rough in many cases as dirt or gravel. The key word though is -riding- not coasting.
>>1835598>Road bikes are optimised for riding on rough country roadsmaybe steel ones with curved blade forks sure
>>1835599nah good carbon forks too
>>1835392>that's my carradice bagmanthank you anon,I did not realize this was your bike
>>1835598You’re talking to people who don’t ride road bikes though. Why would you expect anything they say about road bikes to be anything but furious reasons why their WAY OF DOING THING is superior to any other WAY OF DOING THING
>>1835557>what do they meanThey mean they don't know anything about bikes or how to ride them
>>1835568>fixed gear ... size upWhy do you keep saying this (in multiple threads)? What is the reasoning.
>>1835650> fixed = track bike alwaysThanks for exemplifying yet again how fixiefags don't know shit and only parrot things.> inb4 only reply is "cope"
>>1835650An article about track cycling, where the entire idea is to trade position comfort for aero gains.I think the reason why you post the "advice" up front, but not the reasoning, is that you'll get laughed out.
>>1835653>fixed = track bike alwaysHere's a pic of me & the lads, nipping off to the chip shop after a cheeky pint, you fuckin nonce
>>1835654>>1835653I followed the advice in the link and I must say it's not shit. I am 177cm (5'9? idk), frame is 56. The top tube brushes agains my balls when straddling it, but I don't mind.I feel like a kid on dad's bike, having to balance myself and having a ride that feels not as nimble as my smaller 26 mtb. I feel the size helps offsetting the wind: without gears, headwinds are a bitch to deal with.
>>1835557when I was a messenger I rode a road bike, they're not delicate the way you think. I grew up riding mtb in the city and I rode my road bike mostly the same way. you can drop off curbs, hop curbs, roll over rough roads, even gravel roads and hard packed dirt and turf. just requires a bit more finesse and the ability to pick good lines .
>>1835659>bongland>more cycling medal at the Olympics than any other country in the world including the U.S.>not a single major bicycle manufacturer left in that country>past brands like Raleigh licensed to Walmart BSOsHow does this work?
>>1835704Must be a British thing, the exact thing happened between motorsport and their automotive industry.Probably another dozen things as well.
>>1835704Why buy British bicycles when you can buy a Bottecchia?
>>1835557The wheels and tires will be weaker if they're super light, and good luck not breaking carbon fiber, but otherwise they should be fine because strong legs are all the suspension you'll never need when what you're suspending is just your bodyweight.. problem is that cyclists can't have strong legs. You get a few thousand calories a day. You can use them to get the endurance to ride hundreds of kms or you can use them to get strong enough legs to not need assistance with shock absorption. You can't have both.
Thinking of getting another set of rims for my gravel bike to turn it into road bike when necessary?What wheels are good? Should I get 50mm deep carbon rims are are they pointless? Should I go for normal alu or what should I look for?Thinking of putting 32mm GP 5000's on them.
>>1834412How hard is it to actually build a bike?Not going to spend 5k for a bike with xt parts. I'm thinking about buying used parts to build it.
>>1835742If you mean "start with a frame, and bolt parts to it"--it's simple enough that any non-retarded adult can do it.
>>1835742it's not very difficult, but it's a lot more cost-effective to buy a complete than new parts individually. if you want to use used parts that's cheaper but then again a good used bike is also cheap
>>1835001those things were absolute dogshit when being rolled out of your friendly neighborhood sears brand new. best use for it is as a decoration in a quirky gift shop for the musty vagina set
>>1835742>How hard is it to actually build a bike [frame up from random parts]?You'd be much better off buying a used complete bike (or two), stripping it, cleaning everything, replacing the worn out consumables, and lightly modifying it. That's the most cost effective way to get used parts and it means you won't have so many compatibility issues. You also shouldn't start with your dream nice mtb, do a beater first. Actually doing a high end full custom build is easily doable with little skills and experience but you will massively blow your budget, won't set it up as well as a skilled hand, will have a few bullshit issues that drive you insane, and you probably don't even have any informed niche preferences that make sense to make it make sense. It's just not a good way to learn to wrench on bikes.
>>1835715>The wheels and tires will be weaker if they're super light,this is retarded, carbon rims and high end aluminium rims are very strong, they have figured out how many spokes are needed and how to build the wheel properly with even spoke tension and stress relieving, wheel durability is only an issue on entry level stuff
>>1835804Road wheels are vulnerable to damage because they don't have wide tires protecting them, not because they're weak themselves.
>>1835715How stupid can one post be lmao
I've only really just ridden around right now. but moving to an area where places are a bit closer and it's easier to bike to a store, what's a good way to lock my stuff up without it getting stolen? like, for example, at a mall near me the only bike rack is in front of a quiet entrance and behind a wall (not even visible from the door)is there generally a better way to lock up a bike in this scenario? or just a place to avoid?
>>1835834I feel like if a place has a bike rack you're compelled to use it. I avoid this type though. Fuck this type of bike rack. All it takes is someone to knock your bike and the rim gets bent. I'm locking to a lamppost or some other random furniture if this is the bike rack. What you could do if you always shop at the same place is leave a u-lock there. They're pretty heavy. Keep a cable lock on you for shorter varied lock ups.
>>1835837it's one of these (pic rel) racksit just kinda sucks because its in an area where essentially no one will be there to see it. it also kinda sucks because a lot of places around here have kinda similar setups
>>1835834>in front of a quiet entrance and behind a wall (not even visible from the door)you can't win. If it's somewhere busy it's more likely some kid fucks with your bike or steals your bike duck or something
>>1835838those are goodjust use itlock your bike well if you're worriedPlaces won't improve bike parking unless people use the bike parking. You could also try asking them to install a light and or a camera there. Or talk to a local bike organisation and see if they'll lobby for it.
>>1835839>>1835841well I'm more fine with that then it literally being stolen because someone can sit there with a grinder with no questions.>>1835839>>1835841I got the kryptonite 10mm type chains. I just kinda worry that it doesn't mean much if someone can essentially have free reign over it with no one seeing them.
>watch bike mechanic video>shows several carbon frames with fucked BB shell>tells viewer to just get metal bike because metal bike BB shells are almost always fine and the weight saving with carbon is marginal until you get to $8K+ price level>and with expensive carbon, you probably have to RMA over and over again to get one with a defect-free BB shellIs this true?
>>1835719Answer to that really depends on what rims you have now and what you're looking for. If cost doesn't matter for you, then a nice set of road wheels that you can leave a set of pavement tires on will be sweet, and some nice lightweight carbon rim wheels are nice if you can afford them, but alloy wheels are also fine if that's what you can/want to afford. Deep section rims won't make a whole lot of difference though if you slap them on a gravel bike that's not really set up for an aerodynamic riding position though. If you're unsure, just get the pavement tires for now and install them on your current rims - that way you can see if they make sense to leave on for how you want to ride that bike, or if you'd really appreciate having an alternate wheelset.>>1835843Just make your bike annoying to steal and that will put off the vast majority of potential thieves. If it really bothers you, ride to the shops on a crappy beater bike that you don't care if it gets stolen.
>>1835844I assume you mean Hambini... he may be right about many frames being less than perfect, but in practice it's just not an problem since these are bicycles, not jet engines. The vast majority of frames produced have BB shells that are close enough that they never produce issues, and in the rare instance that they're not, it's just not an issue that end consumer need to worry about since serious BB misalignment is going to produce a creaky frame right out of the box and it's easy for a bike shop to catch that and report to the brand in question before that bike ever gets sold.
>>1835844Aluminum gives you much better odds but isn't completely foolproof. The best aluminum frames are within a few ounces of the entry carbon frames, but cheaper ones can be anchors. Now that the industry has mostly given up on making frames that are gemoetrically sound they've switched to threaded bottom brackets which mask the creaking (but leave the other problems like extra drag and faster bearing wear).>>1835847This must be why there are so few complaints about creaking bottom brackets on the internet, right?
>>1835848>This must be why there are so few complaints about creaking bottom brackets on the internet, right?it's not a common issue on the latest generation of bikes from the top brands like trek specialized etchambini is highly biased, he's shilling his bottom brackets and bearings
>>1835848Remember always that people who complain and have issues are the loudest, but people whose bikes have perfectly good BB's tend not to say much about them. That's not to say there aren't issues with shell alignment, but they're nowhere near as common as you might think. Obviously bike companies aren't going to publish their defect/warranty rates, but replacing carbon frames isn't cheap: whatever the error rate is across the industry, it's not high enough for pressfit shells to disappear from the market as it would if they failed as often as the moaning about them would suggest.
>>1835850>it's not a common issue on the latest generation of bikes from the top brands like trek specialized etcBecause they're all threaded now. And BB90 trek was one of the worst of all.>>1835851Guess it was just the same two or three people writing those thousands of articles and reviews and threads complaining about pressfit bottom brackets then. A totally non-existent problem that nevertheless forced the industry to redesign all their frames at the cost of complexity and weight.
>>1835851>That's not to say there aren't issues with shell alignment, but they're nowhere near as common as you might think.Tell me you've never worked in a bike shop without actually telling me you've never worked in a bike shop.
>>1835859I have an 800 credit rating and no prior felonies.There, proof enough?
>>1835865I never understood that meme. Most shops I know of are staffed by roadie and/or mtb dorks who just ride all the time. Good straw man though.
>>1835867Of course the ride all the time, it’s summer break
>>1835865Lmao you forgot that you’ve been above a tax free earnings threshold at least once in your life
>>1835847>report to the brand in question before that bike ever gets sold
>>1835847>it's easy for a bike shop to catch that and report to the brand in question before that bike ever gets sold.Yeah, that's totally how things work!
Where can i find cheap, reliable 3 speed hubs. I wish i was in the uk, in the 60s and i had an Archer.
My crank keeps creaking. I already changed my chain and pedals but it's still creaking. Should i check the bb?
>>1835931What type of bb do you have.I had a hollow chinese something that kept creaking. Turned out i had not preloaded enough the cranks.
>>1835932I have square bb
>>1835939First try removing the cranks and reinstalling them. And be 100% sure it comes from the bb.
>>1835931Remove crank, grease square taper, tighten cranks on harder
>>1835939Just tighten your cranks with the center screw. Square taper deforms the aluminium cranks over the steel square axle, if they are not tight enough the cranks will round up and start creaking.Mush it with force.
>>1835918old 3 speed hubs are usually much cheaper with the old discarded bike still attached.
>>1835946I'm new to /n/.Does greasing square tapered spindles starts a flame war here?
>>1835939Check if your crank arms are worn out where they attach to the spindle. Most likely it's that.
>>1835950It shouldn't, everyone knows you should put grease on such joints so they don't rust and bind together over time and easier to take apart for maintenance.
>>1835950Yes it does.
>>1835950Grease the square. Every time. Greasing the bolt is what causes the flame war (because a lot of “bike mechanics” aren’t really mechanics so don’t know that wet and dry torque settings are different)
New to /n/.Is there like a general buying guide? Lurking here shows there are a shitton of different bike types and frames, there's stuff with low entry, stuff without etc.Is there like a ressource where you can just read up on the styles and options and their up and downsides? Either in text or in a concise video?I'm asking because I'd love to get a general idea what I am looking for when buying. Looking for a general guide rather than specific product advice, because I am in the EU and the US market is probably somewhat different. Once I understand the options I can do some digging myself.
>>1835990here is the bike buying general thread./bbg/ >>1834308
>>1835999Got it, thanks anon.
>>1835931It's usually possible to isolate a bb creak. Grip a crank arm against the chainstay, hard. You should be able to make a noise doing that if there's a bb issue. Commonly it would also be chainring bolts, fd-clamp, seatpost clamp, rails, or your stem/bars. You want to see if you can get the noise riding no-hands and out of the saddle to eliminate some of those. >>1835950depends on what grease you use.
>>1835931>My crank keeps creaking. I already changed my chain and pedals but it's still creaking. Should i check the bb?Found the problem. It's the crank arm not the bb
>cycle for two hours in humid 30°C/86°F weather>get very sweaty but feel fine while cycling>several hours later, get terrible headache>think it must be a cold>several days later, start cycling in 26°C weather but temperature rises to 31°C by the time I get home>several hours later start experiencing the same headacheDamn, is it this easy to get heat exhaustion while cycling?
>>1836145water in first bottle, gatorade in second
>>1836145What and how much are you drinking meanwhile ?
>>1836145>admits sweating a lot>drinks water>doesn't supply salt>has headacheOne might wonder why
>>1836145>86 degrees >heat exhaustionYou've got way worse health problems than a headache, yuro.
>>1836243Kek nice to see an American calling out a worthless fat cunt instead of being one. If you’re finished by 30 degrees then you are OVERWEIGHT
>>1834412based yots appreciator
>>1836245>hating on a fat guy whose at least riding 2hrs per daydunno if he's even fat but thats the wrong mentality
>>1836254per few days*
>>1836254Why is a fat person talking about cycling
>>1836263to be a thin cyclist
>>1836268You will never become thin from exercise lad, you need to stop eating so much.
>>1836270im not the anon with the headaches, but it also is assumed by you that he's fat. i said drink gatorade or something equivalent
>>1836270>You will never become thin from exercise lad, you need to stop eating so much.The core issue with fat people is not that they eat too much, it's that they're depressed. Eating is a coping mechanism. A joyful activity like cycling is a way to solve the core issue.
>>1836315Good point. You’ve changed my mind, anon.
>>1836315i guess, kind of. since taking up cycling again i've been inspired to get in better shape. whilst it's true you can't out-train a shit diet, i'll say that riding hard and enjoying it is a great way to keep yourself from continuing to gain redundant weight, so maintenance basically. even when i do eat like garbage i know that i'll level it out in the next couple days with some efforts on the bike.
>>1836152>>1836309Is Gatorade just water, sugar, salt, and potassium?
>>1836603from a random site>Generally, sports drinks contain carbohydrates (often sugar) along with minerals, such as sodium and potassium. According to the Gatorade website, Gatorade ingredients (Thirst Quencher Original Pack) include water, sugar, dextrose, citric acid, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, gum arabic, glycerol ester of rosin along with flavorings.
>>1836337>whilst it's true you can't out-train a shit diet,Literally me. I eat junk, large portions, beer evert day and fast food often, but still loose belly circumference and looking thinner. (Weight staying the same due to big ass thigh muscles building up from having a 'boat anchor' bicycle)
>>1836315This is true, being /fit/ is a lifestyle change. It is a curse and a blessing however. Some of us are crazy enough where exercise is the coping mechanism. Then you become like me and are always in a calorie deficit while eating stupid amounts of junk food. It's a worse combination, quite possibly more unhealthy than just being fat. You might question your ability to live past 50, I don't think I'm going to make it to 40.
Question. Is there a resource for rim vs disc brake (road) hub width/dropout spacing standards? Sheldon Brown only goes to 9 speed I think.I read some article saying disc is 142mm while rim is 135, but i also remember there being a 130mm standard. Is there a comprehensive chart on what frames are compatible with what wheels?
>>1834552>>1834562>>1834567>>1834577from dt swiss website
>>1836761dt swiss also says that wider tires have lower rolling resistance because the tire has to deform less.
>>1836750These days it's not "just width", but "axle & width" that you go by. Partly because the dropouts can be different (think: thru axle vs qr), and not entirely interchangeable.I would say check a retailer that has a huge assortment of hubs, and look at their categories/tags used to filter hubs. A pretty good snapshot of what exists in the non-boutique world.But if that's too close to 'emergent phenomena' for you, this site also has a list at the very bottom. There are some duplicates, but it gives a sense of which discipline uses which hubs.https://pubwheels.com/blogs/news/know-your-hub-standards
>>1836750Road rim has been 130 since the late 80s. 135 was for MTB, hybrid, and some CX bikes (the cross check is still 135), but never saw wide adoption for road cycling until the switch to disc
>>1836765thanks that was indeed very helpful. I took a screenshot for anyone else scrolling by.>>1836769It seems 135QR was a transition before those applications switched to disk and TA.
how fast is a hybrid bike with no suspension compared to a dual suspension MTB on pavement and well maintained dirt roads?
I will be visiting New York City in the fall to see an old friend. What's it like biking in NYC (road conditions, bike sharing, etc.)? I'm already used to biking on roads like pic rel.
>>1836859>"illegal" to turn leftland of the free, ladies and gents.
>>1836863Do you genuinely not have streets that you can't make certain turns on? Also, that's Canada.
>>1836859it's pretty good. roads are a little chunky sometimes, lots of mixed surfaces that can be uneven, random sized grates/divots/lil weird spots too. lots of broken glass. bikeshare is alright for short hops, but expensive. they do have new, fast ebikes to use. don't expect hired car drivers, food-delivery-ebike-immigrants, or bikeshare users to follow any road rules. stay away from work vans and trucks. ride the hudson river greenway, central park and prospect park loops.
what is the best contrarian 700x28 tire available right now.I want something that is not a gp5000, not hipster, and not a pasela. Give me the tire that is going to piss off everyone
>>1836859>What's it like biking in NYCIt's fun if you know how to dodge cars. Incredibly fun to be able to ride across the entire city on practically any street you want. But if you're not familiar with urban riding you might have you life ended beneath a cement truck. Proceed with caution
>>1836859Road conditions are above average. There are no trolley lines but sometimes you can get bit with a pothole or a grate or a manhole cover not even.It's dead flat on manhattan until you get to the far north end then you have to go up Marble Hill once you get into Riverdale if you want to hang out with the Bronx with the cool heebs.Otherwise leaving manhattan is easy. GW Bridge to Jersey. Brooklyn bridge to, well brooklyn. Queenboro to queens. 3rd avenue bridge to south bronx. One of the best trips is to start in Harlem and go to Rockaway Beach going through Central Park.
>>1836603If you're thinking of homebrewing something don't bother, gatorade makes pouches with powder you can add into water that are like 25 cents each at shartmart.>>1836859Sometimes I watch vlogs of people biking around NYC just to remind myself how lucky I am to live in """flyover country""".>bike sharing>$14/hour to ride an 80 pound hobo bikeLOOOOOOOOOOOOOL>>1836899Solid neon colors with one of those systems where you mount LEDs on the spokes and it plays an anime girl dancing when you ride.>>1836910>One of the best trips is to start in Harlemno comment
What's this black oily residue that gets in my rim when it rains? Road gunk? The brakepad disintegrating?
>>1836918yes and your brake trackIf you want to clean it properly use isopropyl
>>1836914>>One of the best trips is to start in Harlem>no commentSo you can ride south through Central park bro. And Harlem is fine. It's the Bronx that's legit scary and then really only the south Bronx.If you live in a flyover city (I do too now) I guarantee our cities have higher crime rates. NYC and LA are both soft as baby shit. Bensonhurst or Compton isn't even that bad compared to your average ghetto place in say, Indianapolis or KC or Memphis or Louisville or Cleveland. (It's the gun control).
>>1836914>29 g of sugar per servingNo thanks
>>1836928sugar is good
>>1836923>(It's the gun control)ok
>>1836914Those high resolution LED spoke lights (high enough to display a gif) are expensive though
>>1836954they're also stupid