>previously on /pybt/>>1837390post, rate, hate
My Emmelle is looking nice. Total spend £55Need new levers though as the last guy was using drop bar levers on flat bars….
Memevelo, day 2After lowering the stem and placing the basketball in the low position it feels much better.I have a couple of noises coming out of the thing, one can be from the shitty tourney rd I had laying around in my garage and the rear wheel bearings became extremely crunchy, DeCarton strikes again, if I figure out how to get rid of those this thing will be perfect to fuck around town.
Me off road touring bike, great for commando fishing/camping trips and whatnot
>surprise F35 editionthe air show was awesome, the F35 is insane
>>1845723RIP Charles Criniere you didnt deserve to die that way. Ill see you in heaven-allez su bici brother.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/100k-raised-father-10-killed-car-cycling-1738066%3famp=1I drove by tonight and took a pic. It could have been any of us, we all do that loop every weekend
>>1846032>killed when struck by vehicleDid they mean to write killed by driver or is that too upsetting for the piece of shit fatties who continue to push car dependency and continue to drive cars?
>>1846032Kcmo parks department have blood on their hands. Advertised as the Longview lake loop they didnt put the bike lane on the most dangerous part.
>>1846032Sad.You roll the dice every time you share the road with cagers, this is why I avoid roads whenever possible. i think riding on roads when you have young kids is akin to doing any unnecessary dangerous activity, like that mother who died mountaineering, there's an element of irresponsibility about it. It could be that he had no sense of the incredible danger he was putting himself in, or felt that he was doing the right thing by leaving the sidewalks and pathways for pedestrians, well there are 10 kids right now who won't see it that way.
>>1845826Thank you anon, for not turning this bike into another fuxie. Looking good. Are you going with bar tape or grips?>>1845872Wait wait wait anon...this is originally a frame for 26" wheels? I'm gonna need a recap.
>>1846047>Wait wait wait anon...this is originally a frame for 26" wheels? I'm gonna need a recap.How can it be for 26" if it has canti mounts???
>>1846047I have some foam grips for it.
>>1846047NoIt was always a 20" minivelo, a cheap one full of cheap components, I replaced all of those with not as cheap components, specially the BB, since all the bearings it came with were either shot or shit, sometimes both.A couple of things are yet to change in it, I could get a spacer for the dropouts so I can put these fat tires or I get slightly less fat ones, I'm thinking 20x2", currently they can move and touch the bar holding the chainstays together.The rear wheel will entirely go desu, I think the beraings on that one came with a defect since they make a crunchy grinding noise the sedcond day with barely 3km in.And I might have gone overboard with the 58t but it's doable, maybe too much for the comfy cruiser I intended to make, I overcompensated the 20" wheels.
Yeti Ultimate, this bike won three world Championship races
>>1846097I like how the vertically stacked cables look but I wouldn't like having to clean that, nice bike
Rat in its natural habitat
>>1846097Love the heightened chainstays. Don't see why more bikes allow you to remove the chain without breaking a link.
>>1846097Nice bike but I really love that Cinelli saddle, the modern repro versions look shite in comparison
>>1846032Damn, 10 kids, school teacher, pastor, and the family's sole provider. My grandparents had 10 kids and my grandfather was the sole provider and passed away early too, my mom told me the stories of how incredibly difficult it was when something like that happens. F, RIP, fuck the murdercagers.
I missed most of the riding season due to a knee injury, but I’m finally riding regularly again.
>>1846168What caused your knee injury? Something cycling related / bike fit? Or something external
>>1846168based camelbak podium enjoyer
>>1845723Cover me in Roses
>>18462066'4, 250. Those are 32s front and back
>>184621432 spoke, 25mm tires that is. 110 psi on conts
>>184620623.5 lbs with bottle cages and two empty non lined bottles>>1846168love the BMX bars that's a cool way to mod a 90s mtb havent seen that before in the wild.>>1846104is that one of those paratrooper bikes?>>1845826I like the Chrysler Desert Seafoam Green or whatever Cinelli calls it. :-P What are the plans for grips? you could go retro, minimalist, wrap them, color match them, etc...
Here’s a before and after. I feel I did alright with the spray job.
>>1846218>Chrysler Desert Seafoam Green or whatever Cinelli calls it. :-Plmao, I remember that Fred moment when the /o/tist didn't know the name of Bianchi's Celeste and called it "Chrysler Desert Turqoise" then got bullied to hell about it. I wonder if he still posts here
>>1846221Im this anon...>>1846218 nice spay job I had my doubts in previous threads. I say wrap the bars in Teal wraps or get teal grips. Conventional wisdom is to match the saddle but have some fun with it.
>>1846225that's actually what I'm referencing. I forever call Celeste "Bianchi Desert Turquoise" IRL.
>>1846218No, your weight.
>>1846228lel, good times, thanks for the chuckle Poseiden-anon.
>>1846230>>1846214I'm 6ft 4 250 lbs. That's a 61 cm frame.
>>1846218>I like the Chrysler Desert Seafoam Green or whatever Cinelli calls it. :-Pfucking kek I forgot about that guy
>>1846221you did do a good job and it's a cool color but the original paint was so cool I still don't get why you wanted to change it
It look better with the triple gone but the gear ratio is so incredibly low that it’s quite difficult to ride in a group.
>>1846188Fucked my left knee up at work
>>1846232Dont want to be an asshole but you probably should loose some weight anon
>>1846245Close up the paint was pretty severely damaged with rust in many places. Just wanted a project desu though.
>>1846097How are those polymer dampeners in the Manitou coming after all these years ?
>>1846225It's akshually Elwood Blue, plebs.
>>1846610based and 24"pilled
>>1846610Looks comfy and practical.7/10
>>1846610One piece cranks and a seatpost rack. Christ.
>>1846645Seatpot+seatstay rack with screw holes to spare in the dropouts
This is my latest junkyard bike. It's in oddly great condition and everything's spinning smoothly. Aside from this paintjob in some places.I haven't bothered to look for the serial number yet but I'm guessing a 70's raleigh or something random. It's surprisingly light even with those steel rims and it just feels like a nice bike. Plan is to basically clean it up with new wheels and bits and pieces, and maybe try repainting it myself.I also think I already like it too much to sell it>>1846362friggin sweet famicom trek>>1845873Really awesome frame and bike in generalHow do you load your gear? pics?>>1846610Looks really fun anon, I guess you don't carry much weight with it but I can imagine it'd be a lil goofy with much cargoHow's that gear range and short lil cranks though lol
>>1846368So... the bike:s called "Joliet" Jake?
>>1846682Either that or Martin
pic rel new to me klein :D r8/h8 thangs>>1846678my money is on sears catalogue bike, see "free spirit">>1846610wtf no rigid forks? how much was that seatpost??>>1846362soo clean. why are your levers straight down though>>1846271looks so good anon, been loving this build and the tsu. yeah the gear ratio is a mite bit low... check out "fixed gear freestyle" (fgfs) on jootoob, sick swedes(?) bustin around doing mad lad shit. looks perfect for learning keo spins>>1846221yeah you did a good job but im with the other anons def wouldnt have done that. cheers though ig>>1846205god its so ugly nice build though.>>1846168wow, favorite build itt thus far teebhaytch>>1846104ayyy good to see you anon, nice ride.>>1846029lol ya maybe insane as in its like americans tried to germangineer, f22 is moah beddah imho>>1845872ayy another unorthodox smol wheel, i love seeing the unique builds thx
>>1846784what it looked like when i got it
Strange pybt so farPeep the new skinwalls
>>1846221is that a cottered crank but with a bolt instead of a cotterpin?
>>1846784>sears free spiritBefore I picked it up I figured it was something like that, but it just seems a bit nicer than other department store bikes like this I've had.Actual lugs, dropouts look better, cottered cranks instead of a one-piece, feels lighter than I expected, etcbikehistory.org's schwinn serial number lookup seems to think it's a 57 schwinn based on that top serial number, but I can't match this frame up with anything from their catalogue, and it seems more like mid 70's to me.
>>1846784>>1846362>soo clean. why are your levers straight down thoughI'm too tall for 90s' geometry. As you can see from every bit of that build designed to gain a few inches
Today I was prototyping the way to carry my bodyboard on the rack so I don't have to carry it on my back. On smooth terrain I wouldn't need more, but 90% of my local spots have rough roads to get there so I need to keep thinking. If anyone wonders if I'm not ashamed to go with that on the bike, then the truth is that I don't care. I have so much fun in the water
>>1846784is the tall seatpost thing a meme or are you guys actually giants on tiny frames? Tight geometry for a XC bike, Kleins are nice>>1846787what's with the clamp on the fork? was the Manitou blown and the previous owner used the clamp like a lockout?>f22 is moah beddah imhoIn a lot of ways, I agree, afaik the F22 has better air superiority (faster top speed, climb rates, maneuverability, better stealth from side angles, etc) BUT I don't think I've ever seen the F22 IRL and the F35 has 360° thrust vectoring meme, so of course I was impressed.>>1846773reeee it's tracc slacc!! I've said it before but delivery is hell on my chain and I get lazy adjusting my chain every 2-3 weeks. If it makes you happy, I tightened my chain while fixing a tube with slow leak today. I also finally rewrapped my bars, no more patched up handlebars with duct/electric tape!
>>1846029Why rear brake?
>>1846843Ratio too tall without straps, my 60kg mass is too low to efficiently backpedal against the bike's momentum, and last, I admit I have shit skid technique.
>>1846847Fair enough, wasn't being combative so much as trying to learn more about fixed gear.
>>1846855All good, I'm used to flak about my setup because it's weird but I have tough skin so no offense taken at all. My bike and riding style is on the deep end of the fringes so it's not a conventional setup compared to most fixies.
>>1846029i dig the rear brake when you've got drops. makes sense to have hoods for hand positions. makes sense to have brakes then
>>1846876lel I didn't think of that but you're right and the hoods are my most comfortable position too. I will now add that to my list of reasons for rear brakes
>>1846881Hoods are for trannies get some ergo bars and embrace drops
>>1846883I had stock ergos that came with the previous bike but I upgraded them because I really like the feel of profile design's bar shape based on hand width and I've been using them since
Got it yesterday. It's lent until needed back.not the best pic, but you get the idea
>>1846995beautiful bikelove tricolorlove yellowperfect amount of shiny silver bitsblack rims make it look meanthe tape job is poor. fizik tape really needs to be pulled hard, much harder than cork.
>>1847101>1x on classic MTBDisgusting
>>1847102employee discount go fuck your mother.
>>1846807>cottered crank but with a bolt instead of a cotterpinA cotter pin is threaded on the small end of the taper, that's how you seat it.>>1846795>Peep the new skinwallsDid you post the correct pic?
>>1847111I was poking fun of the fact that the tires are all muddy
>>1847101>dice caps lined up>black ice saddle charm>1st gear lower than 1-1 ratio>CST tires>pogo stick fork>random FSA stickerbased cockhopper
it has an FSA headset
>>1847101i don't like it on paper but you actually executed really really nicely love the balance of color i hope you're repping FSA ironically. FSA. Cmon.
>>1847178>>1st gear lower than 1-1 ratiothat's based though for a mtb. Try doing a 15%+ loose climb offroad with 1-1you can say get off and walk at that point but you're not going to be walking at walking pace up that hill either.
>>1847101you should hacksaw the canti stop off. Leave the brake bridge just cut the arm bit off, file it smooth, and paint white. I prefer cantis to vs but this is not sacrilege because on suspension bikes they make sense again. I'd also be looking for a better disc fork to run mullet setup if you like that bike a lot. what's the lil v-brake clamp on stop you've got? I've done that conversion a few times just by hose clamping barrell adjusters there.
>>1847111oh, I didn't realize bike cotterpins were so specialized. I always assumed they worked like generic cotterpins
2006 Cannondale Synapse 3 aluminum. Bought it used in 2012 for $500 ($1300 new)Still my main daily source of transport since I'm too autistic and anxiety-riddled to drive a car despite being 30 years old. Never been in an accident or needed any major repairs. Usually put between 2,000-2,500 miles on it a year. I ditched these tires years ago and use memeskins that I get a flat on like once every 1,000 miles.
>>1847273>so fat you bent the seatstaysyikes
>>1847273I use proper tires and never get flats eitherlrn2ride
>>1847273>since I'm too autistic and anxiety-riddled to drive a carI've heard people say this on here before (unless that was also you), and I don't understand where you're coming from. I'm also autistic (possibly schizo too) and riding a bike is infinitely more terrifying, especially in traffic.that and pedestrians/other cyclists talk to you because there's no vehicle surrounding you (*going up a hill* "ooooh nearly at the top! ahahaha!" yeah no shit sharon), but in a car you're more sealed in and don't have to acknowledge anyone.
>>1847345it's almost as if autists are autistic about different things and can't understand how other autists are autistic about them
>>1847345I honestly don't know man. I know it doesn't make any sense, especially considering that my daily ride consists of hitting 30-40 mph coasting down a massive hill leaving my house, and that coming home I have to cut across a right turn lane into a mid-road bike lane from a shoulder bike lane while going uphill at like 10-12 mph with cars passing by. Everything about bicycling on busy streets like I do seems way more anxiety-producing than driving would be.But I just have severe anxiety about cars in general. I got my license 4 years ago at 26 and was scared the entire time. When I ride in a car I get nervous sometimes as well that we are going too fast/going to get hit. I've even had dreams about driving car where I get into the car and immediately crash it every time. Yes my life is pathetic and ruined.
>>1847396were you ever in a crash? I still get flashbacks of my crashes, I even dream about them too both bike and car crashes, I might even quality for ptsd. Car crashes are brutal if you've ever been one, only the arrogant, naive, and stupid don't fear crashing the car
>>1847399I've never been in a bike nor a car crash, either as a passenger or a driver (I've literally never driven a car alone or that wasn't with the driving instructor when I got my license). I really have no reason to be as scared of driving as I am. I don't know what didn't click for me. I'm 30 years old for god sakes. I think it's just the lifetime of being a shut in autist. I just get around with bicycle and decent subway system
>>1847228it has a FSA headset as a placeholder right now. >>1847230>you should hacksawi'm waiting on a different modern fork in the mail. >what's the lil v-brake clamp on stop you've got?the frame has a welded noodle for cantis but no cable stop on the rear end. its an origin8 clamp on double stop.
Opinions? Gt timberline with a few modern components and those thick ass schwalbe tyres
>>1847407you need a shorter stem since you have wide bars.
>>1847399Bruh i flipped my car down a 30ft ditch and nearly died at 24.I still laugh about it with my friends and never dreamed about it or something.Broke 2 arms and several bones on my bike over the last 10 years and never get scared or have fucking ptsd over it.I smell a lot of onions reading your post anon.
Recent purchase; fairly cheap Chinese ebike (250w 36v10ah on a very basic 26" wheeled hardtail frame) works pretty well, I hadn't cycled since getting into motorcycles 20 years ago (I'm in my late 30s) and so far it's helping me be more active while never making me feel overwhelmed by an uphill stretch. I'd given up on motorcycles because I got tired of them being stolen, so this now lives inside my apartment for security reasons.
>>1847407very nicenext time please snap the pic from the drivetrain side and try to fit the whole bike in the picturealso pls sort that front brake cable out
>>1847399>only the arrogant, naive, and stupid don't fear crashing the carthere's that autism flaring up again>NOOOO EVERYONE MUST BE TRAUMATIZED BY THE SAME THINGS I AM OTHERWISE THEY'RE MENTALLY ILL
After an ez 24 miles
>>1847399I totaled 3 carsNo I will not go slower than 140km/h
sky in my chain
>>1847465probably would look phenomenal if the saddle matched the bartape, still a classic right there though>>1847436wont bicycles be more easily stolen>>1847407always liked the triple triangles, but yeah route your front brake cable properly>>1846834dont think people would judge you for carrying that on your bike unless you look like you stole it or something
>>1847413Yeah, I had a shorter stem on but because of my size it was too close to me so I put a longer one on>>1847440>>1847494Thanks alot for the cable suggestion, I took it on a trail and noticed it was a bit all over the place.Also you guys seem to be pretty chill on here, you're not as toxic as outsiders claim 4chan as a whole to be.
>>1847500Only people who think they know it all cop it on here
>>1847406>it has a FSA headset as a placeholder right now.lol there's nothing wrong with fsa god forbid you waste money on 'upgrading your headset' letalone ck bullshit it's just not cool and you shouldn't rep them with a sticker just because they gave it to you
>>1847504Im going to pay for an entire headset so I can put the smallest spacer in gold
>>1847465absolutely beautiful bike lots of really nifty touches and hard disagree about the tape needing to be black. If anything white would be 'correct', but almost any color of tape on that would look fantastic. Your cloth stuff is just fucked up which is not great. That crank is beautiful. Matches nicely with the STX mech. I get the halfstep double setup and if you live somewhere flat it's probably nicer to shift but i would put the granny back on. And get a rack of some kind. I would also upgrade to a schmidt/edelux lighting system if you ever have money for it.
>>1847505i trust your autism judgement anon. That lil gap in your stem and the blue spacers looks sick. I'm sure your dream is worthy.
>>1847465and i'm not a fan of that style of bottle cage, the most basic metal ones look better without the extra bits of plastic. speaking of plastic the plastic shimano nut on your front skewer triggers me also.
>>1847273very pretty + based road triplenice
>>1847465Wow. That is genuinely incredible. It's ruined by the saddle angle though desu
>>1847500it depends a lot on the board. but bike threads on/n/ are generally chill and we mostly try to help people if they need it but if someone posts something legitimately stupid or cops an attitude we will revert to the type of insults you see on the worst boards. but you get to do it, too. that's the charm of the site
>>1847494Did have an orange/brownish seat on but it hurt my cheeks like no tomorrow.>>1847507Thanks I appreciate it. Someone pulled out in front of me yesterday and it went down and got scuffed.It is pretty flat where I live and haven't had any problems yet with it. Do you have a recommendation for a rack? Definitely like the look of that schmidth edelux system plus generate your own power, but why is it $170?>>1847520Thank you good sir, and just trying different angles out. Was slipping when I had it more forward, but I think I tilted it to far back now.
>>1847494Yes if i leave it places but when I do, it's always locked with two different and decent quality locks. My main problem with theft is I live in a rough neighbourhood and the vehicles kept getting stolen overnight while parked up.
>>1847534>posts something legitimately stupid or cops an attitudeor if someone has an opinion that doesn't conform to the hivemind and refuses to yield, which is usually regarded as a little of A and B even if it's 100% correct and justifiedbut yeah as long as you wrap it in "ha ha I suck cocks but (some assertion that everyone disagrees with)" then people don't get too pissy about it because it's "self aware" and lack of self awareness is the only real mortal sin on 4chan (btw "self awareness" also means being spineless when your point of view is out of step with the hivemind)
>>1847618>rack?tubus is a good brand. keep in mind that with panniers hanging off the deck armature, you can't get at it to lash anything to the deck's top so the better racks have a separate, lower rail for panniers. I have a cheapie from a brand called delta and it's stronger than the listed weight rating (they all are) but I noticed a few structural screws were a bit loose out of the box and the aluminum receptacles immediately stripped with the slightest pressure. some self-tapping screws fixed it right up and it's strong now but you get what you pay for I guess. I have a Surly rack, too, and it's awesome but $$$
Whelp, almost finished, I hit a speed bump when I realized I'd need one of those cable retainers or whatever for the cantilever and U-brakes this bike is fitted for. Other than that it's done, the rear mech needs a bit more adjustment though.My father donated the shifters and handlebar - the shifters got sticky and the previous bike they and the handlebars were donated from was basically trashed, so he handed those to me and I sorted it out. The wheelset was gotten off a guy that basically fixes up bikes from the scrapyard. the rear derailleur is an old deore XT that was donated because they thought the coil spring was broken, turned out it just needed to be reassembled properly. The front derailleur and front brake are original shimano Deore parts that were on the frame to begin with. The rear brake from a different guy who thought a spring was broken.
>>1847816And of course, I'll be clipping those cables short and crimping on one of those little caps when it's done.
>>1846205> bluetooth speakerfag
>>1847816that color is the same as the "dove grey" which is the super trendy color for cars now, except yours is 30 years old. what comes around goes around.
>>1847816that quill adapter looks really really bad, especially considering you have the canti stop in the threaded headset. i don't dig the purple pedals either imo keep the steerer setup to work out your fit on the bike and look for a nice quill stem to suit, with a canti stop/ roller on it. Would look 10x better. Good job overhauling the drivetrain. You probably want a better front wheel too, and some kool stop eagle pads. Got plans for a rack? You could run low-riders and smol panniers. Could be pretty cool.
>>1847854yeah, it's kinda weird how that works. I've got the frame dated to '88.>>1847859I agree completely on the adapter, it just doesn't jive, I was hoping it'd look better since the bottle cages and seatpost are black, but it just adds mass and blockyness in a weird spot. At the moment it was just a matter of either going with the original stem and having to find handlebars to fit - or just getting an adapter for a threadless set I already had.My thinking with the pedals was that I'd rather have something completely different from the rest to be a bit eye-catching, rather than try to match with the teal lettering and risk it not matching.I think it could definitely look better, but for less than @200 all in, I could have done much worse.No particular plans for a rack atm, but I'm mostly just glad to have it rolling soon.
>>1847816I think the other anon is being a bit harsh on you here I think the quill stem adapter works fine and looks about as well as they are going to look. big win with the pedals and matching it in a complementary color to the logo. Are you going to keep the Canti brakes or are you going to v-brake conversion? Because with this setup this is essentially a pro-stock restomod- modernized components on a bike that outwardly looks vintage. I say if you keep the threadless setup do V brakes.
>>1846329post your bike and your wrist and I'll consider
Frens, I present my modded Jeep bike.
>>1847899Well thanks anon, I'm honestly fond of the pedals and the grips as they are.I'll be keeping the cantis on the front for now, might switch to a V-brake later, but the frame is actually set up for U-brakes under the chainstays for a rear brake so I can't really change those ones.
>>1847902I think I've seen you posting that bike before, anon.It looks like just the right amount of comfy and fun.
>>1847899have you even tried cantis with good (kool stop) pads before ?
>>1847911if your question is have I used them to brake a bicycle- yes. if your question is have I installed Cantis sucessfully myself to the point I feel comfortable with the stoppage- noWhen I was young enough to ride cantis my dad adjusted my brakes. Once I was old enough teenager we were already into v-brakes.
>>1847914you have used a bicycle with new kool stop canti padsdon't lie to me anon
>>1846032F. I know it'll be me some day, but I'm not going to let that scare me off
fresh grease in the hubsnew rear shift cable
>>1847954very nicewhat frame is that?
>>1847957ty, it's this
Recently upgraded groupset + wheels as a personal projectOriginally my dad's '94 850
>>1847974gorgeouswhyd you delete the big boy ring though? you could atleast move the front derailer down now
built it this morningtrying to turn it into a fixed gear but since it used to be a 8 geared old timer road bike i dont know where to find a fixie cassette that aligns with the big ring
>>1847983>fixie>cassetteAnyway...I know it won't look pretty but you can try swapping the ring to the inside of the cranks if the chainline is too crooked.
>>1847985yeah didnt mean cassette sorry, just the fixed single ring i dont really understand what you meant by the rest of the post
>>1847986Buy a track cog, put a BB lockring under it and screw it onto where your freewheel screws on now. Measure the chainline figures and see how fucked you are for each ring on the triple. Expect to have to respace the axle and redish the wheel.
>>1847987Sorry didn’t look at your picture. It’s easier to space the rear than the front up to a point.
>>1847983god i fucking love looks, godmachines. That's not a fixie, it's just singlespeed. You will need a different rear wheel to have a fixie. Is it a campagnolo, or a shimano cassette? You can buy 'single speed kits' for shimano freehubs. You can also just use cogs from cassettes and spacers from cassettes to achieve the same thing like pic rel. As for getting your chainline straight, move the chainring to the inside position of the crank. You can also even just swap around the cogs in your cassette to have the ratio you want to ride in the right place. But are those dropouts even sliding? Can you tension the chain, or did you just get lucky with the ratio? I also suggest you RAISE the quill stem, and either convert to flat bars/risers, or put proper drop bar brake levers back on.
>>1847987>>1848004>>1848003thanks for the replies. It's not a single speed it had a campagnolo drivetrain, i just removed the derailleurs because as I said previously I don't need a road bike. The cassette I currently have is the original, and I removed the small plateau. so the current ratio is 53/idk. I'll go the local bike cooperative and ask them but thanks for the advices
>>1848008Looks like it has vertical dropouts too so you’ll need an eccentric BB or eccentric hub to tension the chain for a fixie. Honestly I worry that you’re going to ruin this bike and I say this as someone who loves converting bikes to fixed gear.
>>1848008Just popping in to say a quick fuck you for turning a vintage campy equipped look into a chain dropping hobo beater. I hope you enjoy for the couple months before it gets forgotten about outside and rots.
>>1848013Well alright. I'll settle on keeping it as a single speed then. The ratio is pretty hard but I'll get used to it. I just wish there was a way to get rid of freewheeling though, even if i had to keep the brakes>>1848043I'm sorry I didn't really know the worth of these bikes, I bought it at the flea market for 15 euros. I just thought the frame looked cool. I used to have a vintage peugeot frame with shimano SIS that i managed to succesfully convert into a fixed gear, but the bottom bracket and cranks wore out after a few months and I had to throw it away. And I take care of my bikes, I just don't see the purpose in multiple speeds for my city commuter
>>1848047>I bought it at the flea market for 15 euroslol so it's stolen as well
I bought a new bike today. Its a rebuild of a kona bike from the local shop. I dont wanna say how much I spent for it because Im embarrassed. But they swapped out the seat for me and put on the rear rack free of charge. Ill take a nicer pic when I get some more shit for it in the mail
>>1848182Oops I forgot to addThe red circled thing what is that part called, need to swap it for a straight one
>>1848182those old Konas are really nice bikesYou shouldn't be embarressed about paying real money for one, especially if the shop actually did overhaul it.
>>1848183it's a quill stem>need to swap it for a straight onewhat do you mean?
>>1848185I want the handlebars to be closer to me. The handlebars are a separate piece from the quill stem. How do I determine what type to order, what do I need to measure
>>1848187quill stems come in 2 sizes, standard and a mtb oversized (still quite common) not sure which yours is likely to be. They're called 1" and 1 1/8". That's actually the size of the steerer tube of your frame and the stem that inserts into it is 22.2mm and 25.4mm respectively. The handlebar clamp of a quill stem will (almost) always be 25.4mm for mtb (yours) and 26mm for road stems. Nice old quill stems are very common parts, nice new quill stems can be expensive. With a nice bike like that you do want a nice stem. Possibly an easier change would be getting some bars with moderate backsweep.
>>1848187https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001741155000.html?I've got these on a bike. They give ~150mm sweep from the stem clamp to the middle of the grips. That's pretty extreme, but if you want a cruiser position it's good. Lots of bars out there with more moderate sweep. If you get new bars just make sure they have a 25.4 clamp and aren't wider than 620mm. You're gonna have to remove your grips to change bars or stem. The way to do that is pry a small gap in them, and pour some isopropyl alcohol in the gap. If you change stem make sure you put a lot of grease around the stem wedge when you install it. If you do an extreme change you'll probably need to re-cable.
>>1848187stems btw are measured from the centre of the quill to the centre of the bar clamp. What angle they are will also affect how long they are. Yours is gonna be like 110mm. You can get shorter. 80mm is the shortest common size.
>>1847465cool bike but how has nobody pointed out dem doggys coming to get you yet
>>1848205they think his bike is the tiny chuckwagon from the tv ads (this reference is to be read on a dot matrix printer and expires 1/1/1988)
>>1847974Hmm, good question.I calculated the gear ratios of the 3x7 on my previous bicycle and while this 2x10 is 3% less on the high end, the low end is 50% lower.I can see myself switching it in the future for a 3-speed crankset in Shimano's trekking line, but I rarely ever go over 16mph.
My daily commuter. I take it to work, I take it to class. I have over 280 miles on this.
>>1846088>currently they can move and touch the bar holding the chainstays togetherYour spokes must be very lose if the tire moves anywhere. Wheels are top priority when it comes to getting a bike worthy of riding.Derailleur quality isn't very high priority, any shimano will work as long as the hanger is straight.A lot of work lies ahead of you if you want to get any enjoyment, except for looking at the bike :)
>>1847974Looks so clean. Love the silver cassette, fits the aesthetic much better than the black ones people usually fit these.
>>1848188>>1848191>>1848192Thank you guys for the advice. I ordered a backswept handlebar, ratcheting straps, bungee cords, front rack, non qd axles. However I sent it to my previous address so some of them already shipped and I would have to pick up those when I go home next, the rest hopefully will get cancelled. I was looking at a kryptonite evo 4 chain lock, but the only one that had in stock was the 21" mini which kinda nullifies the practical use of a chain style lock, although its lighter and less bulky. When I get all the parts together probably in 2 months, Im thinking of doing a teardown to spray paint the frame and fork. The racks are for taking ammo and guns to the range, or for extra supplies if/when I go bikepacking, and for groceries. Is a front rack really a meme, is it even worth the weight, will it decrease performance even when its not loaded up?And lastly, Do you think this bike looks kinda crappy or what? I hope that will increase the "beater" factory, add maybe a small bit of security
>>1848437That colorscheme is gorgeous. Repainting it is insane. The original paint/decals are cool as fuck. I would just clean it and wax it. You could touch up some of the paint if you want but it's unecessery. >>1842350maybe not even that.Service the hubs. How well a bike rides with a front rack really depends.
>>1848437also anon if you bought this bike from a shop and it does actually brake/shift well, doing a full teardown now is kinda stupid. Ride it for a year or two first. Get the life out of those cables. It's not good for several parts to uninstall/reinstall for no reason and you'd have to completely strip the bike to paint it properly.
>>1848437>Is a front rack really a meme, is it even worth the weight, will it decrease performance even when its not loaded up?It kinda is a meme but it's also worth having, especially if its a light aluminum one like the origin8 rack that could hold up to 55lbs, but really its worth is dependent on your use case. Yes, it does effect handling unloaded but not much. IMO, a front rack is better than a rear rack, rear rack could be built to haul more weight but rear racks effect handling more than front racks because you handle the weight on the front rack with your upper body and the rear of the bike follows. With a rear rack, the front will turn but the weight and momentum could induce the bike to low slide during a hot corner.
>>1848448>rear racks effect handling more than front racksno they don't lol, it's just different.
>>1848449Yes it does, it's about front-rear weight distribution. Biasing the weight towards the rear puts less weight on the front reducing its traction and front traction is significantly more important than rear.
>>1848452and not just traction either, it's about cornering momentum. The rear follows while the front leads. If there's more momentum at the rear, it will want to swing wider, however a heavy loaded front rack makes turning significantly slower than a loaded rear but as soon as you clear the apex, the rear will immediately follow.
>>1847954Extremely classy, looks like it would be a great ride. Love the pulley in the stem for the front canti. Nice scenery too
>>1846168I don’t ride. I went through a period in high school (6-7 years ago now) where my friends who DID bike got me into it, but I never learned anything beyond just hitting some light mountain bike trails with them (and breaking my arm right before college lol). I picked this up but have only ridden it a few times. I want to get into biking but I don’t know where to start
>>1848489I also got this, are these good to start with? I don’t know what upgrades are needed, or bike/road etiquette, or even how to properly switch gears or anything lmao
>>1848489>>1848490those are both excellent bikesyou should take bike pics from the drivetrain side
>>1848441Theres a substantial amount of rust spots, I have sandpaper and synthetic steel wool and dremel with bits, which will work?>>1848442Youre right I will not do a teardown But I dont like the front fork being mismatched. I dont know if I could find the gold paint. I was thinking of taking adhesive splatter targets from a range trip and pasting them around the fork. However I only have ball 7.62x39, 12ga target load and typical 1oz slugs, and cci "clean" 22lr right now.Also the lady at the shop said get knobby tires for winter riding. When I was in highschool I biked to school on a picrel in dreadful, slushy GTA weather. And I did fine. I just wanna know if knobby tires help with off road riding. Urbanite so I dont know. Maybe ill go to the trail one day and find out. But for real though, its such a joy to ride.
>>1848512>Theres a substantial amount of rust spots, I have sandpaper and synthetic steel wool and dremel with bits, which will work?don't go overboard scuffing paint unless you do actually plan to touch it up. Superficial rust is not actually a huge problem. wd40 and a scotch pad will hit them. I detailed actual rust touch ups in that other thread. >knobseh. theres more difference between nice and cheap tires than types of tires. I wouldn't run knobs on a bike like that unless you're bogged down in mud or snow and actually slip and fall a lot. You can get a lot more grip from nicer slicks than 'city' 'hybrid' 'touring' tires.
>>1848489>>1848490If you aren't under about 5 ft 6 I've got some bad news for you sunshine
>>1848521I’m 5 ft 9 :(I also have another bike but even with the seat all the way down I can barely touch the ground on my tip toes. My pops claims that’s how it’s “supposed” to fit but between that and the shoe locks (idk the technical term) I’ve eaten shit on it a few times. I can’t remember the brand I’ll have to check the garage tomorrow >>1848504>take bike pics from the drivetrain sideAh will do
>>1846784The bars are pointing straight up, that's not right. They should be pointing at the rider's shoulders
>>1846834i'd be more concerned about being caught by a side wind, especially around traffic. I would avoid busy roads with that attached but other than that there's no issue. If anything carrying a body board on a bike says only positive things about you.
Hello friends. I picked this up last night from the original owner. He bought this in 1998 at the end of the year and was only offered as a frame from Bianchi. As such, the Sid XC fork is a 1999 model. The seat, grips are unique to the frame in 1998 and while the green wild grippers are the original tires offered from Bianchi for the frame, these are the second set (he bought three original sets in ‘98).1998 Bianchi x34st NTHEdacciai Steel frameHand made All original parts (minus the pedals)
>>1848582awesome bikelove the colorscheme. All the silver parts look amazing. i don't personally put much stock in it being original and would modify it fairly heavily to optimize for riding but i get if you don't feel that way lolwhat does it weigh? What'd you pay?
>>1848585Well...Bianchi sold this frame-only, so I am really impartial to the parts; cool they are year specific but I am not emotionally invested in them. To be completely honest, I bought the bike to part out for my 1999 Schwinn Homegrown Factory Team bike. I have been slowly and periodically looking for close to NOS green wild grippers and a Sid XC fork from 1999 that wasn't beat to shit. This bike popped up a few days ago locally so I made an offer immediately.We settled on $500. Which frankly is a pretty fair price considering the tires go from between $150 to $300 and the fork for $250 - $300. I was considering selling the frame and everything else. Though, the steel frame is so nice, I may keep it.Weight is 10.5 kg
>>1847468My mom totaled 2 cars in my childhood. I don't have flashbacks or fear driving. Might be the fact that we've only ever had large german sedans and no one ever got injured. After 5 years of driving haven't had a single crash other than several scrapes in parking lots
>>1848582Looks really coolIf you don't mind keeping the original brakes, I'd change them so a polished metal set, IMO it will fit the bike better.
>>1848582I like it a lot but the recent reddit trend of shitty clashy teal on everything has really made this look modern (in a bad way)
>>1848600>Gold and Teal>Clashy
>>1848601Wasn't saying his bike was clashy, was referring to a trend of using shitty out of place teal accents. Usually pedals on mtbs or poorly wrapped bar tape on road bikes. Sorry if I wasn’t clear.
>>1848601Learn to read a colour wheel you buffoon, the colours are intentionally clashing. The only difference is this was a choice of the designer not a listed step in the "xbiking guide"
>>1848605Learn colour theory you buffoon
>>1848606>literally none of these show gold and teal as complementary (probably because they were specifically chosen to clash and draw attention)How embarrassing for you
>>1848608Are you fucking blind?
>>1848582I would suggest taking those tires out and selling/storing them. They roll like shit but are incredibly sought after by collectors. Lovely bianchi!>>1848600it's a bianchi. you are supposed to put celeste where ever you can, doesn't matter if it looks shit. Kinda agree that the grips could match the tires better.
>>1848609>he even thinks clash means “bad” and isn’t a specific type of colour interactionGod it gets worse for him
>>1848611Harmonics don't clash you retard
>>1848612>blue is tealPlease stop for your own sake
>>1848614Go get that colour blindness checked
Designer: designs nice expensive bike with eye catching clashing elements to draw attention to its heritage and brand prestigeBrand: light heartedly joke about how they cram the colour in everywhere even though it doesn’t always belong Random anon on 4chan brainwashed by the condensed irritating trends of the last 30 years he sees on reddit: no lol yellow and turquoise go together
>>1848616>Seething this hard he's been humiliated by superior knowledgeI wonder why there's two colour wheels in the Triadic harmony sectionHere, a closeup of the one you willfully ignore
>>1848617>it’s not even pointing to yellowLOL I seriously hope you are not in any graphics design related degree right now
>>1848619Just shut the fuck up, you dunning-kruger incarnate
>>1848582Here's a better photo with a real camera, my dudes.
>>1848622Love the clashy tyres
>>1848622>>1848623>>1848624Love the style and colours. <3
Is it generally frowned upon to find a “retro” frame and build everything else around it with modern parts? Or are bikes like a car where OG parts are preferred if you have them and they are in working condition?For reference I’m talking about a simple rockhopper frame from the 90s—not some pristine european bike that would cost thousands. I’m new to biking and don’t want to sink a few hundred into a bike only for everyone to call me a fag for ditching original parts
>>1848641build it up how you like and ride the shit out of it, if you set it up well then who cares what others think? You don't care about what people you don't know think about your bike, do you anon?
>>1848643everyone on this board clearly cares very much what everyone else thinks of their bikes.>>1848641some people wouldn't like if you did that, but those people are shitlords. there might be some parts worth keeping on that frame. maybe a nice deore lx crankset or the thumb shifters if they are in good condition. i would try to keep the derailleurs if they were in good shape, but often they develop slop and don't age well. personally i have several 80-90s mtbs. a couple of them are period correct, one is "modern" with 10 speed double. all of them are fun.
>>1848641There are some totally sweet late 80's/early 90's Hoppers out there that have been modernized very nicely. It all really depends on what you want out of it. If we're talking an early 90's Klein Adroit 1st or 2nd Gen, I would put Ringle & Paul everything on it. However, a Rockhopper while neat, was more budget oriented to get people into the brand. If you have a hole in your pocket you could go crazy with XTR M900 or even modernize it with XTR M950/M960. Ultimately, build it, post pics here to get shit on by armchair cyclists, myself included.
>>1848641I mean, that's basically what I have been doing. People seem to be okay with it, but I've kept the original parts that worked and everything else is just whatever fits and works.
>>1848641No one cares in the same way carfags get upset when you put an RB20 in a mk1 corvette, people don’t like seeing samey reddit builds and people don’t like seeing stuff that’s been made worse for the sake of being “modern”. Poorfags get upset when clueless tech bros like you pay 500 dollars for a bike worth 20, too, because it skews the market for them.
>>1848782>Poorfags get upset when clueless tech bros like you pay 500 dollars for a bike worth 20, too, because it skews the market for them.lol
Prices in AUD (works out 725 USD) for my fixie build if anyone is interested
>>1848641I get annoyed when noobs want to play lego with parts before learning mechanical skills or trying to service their bike. Old bikes do wear out and it makes sense to replace those components when they do. You might not have access to good old parts and buying them specifically is expensive, so modernizing can make absolute sense. The big ticket item is new wheels. Lets say you buy new wheels before you buy cone spanners and attempt to service the hubs you have, or a spoke key and some zip ties and attempt to true it. I think that's fucked. Likewise converting to 1x because you aren't able to setup 3x to work well, is fucked. Or converting to v-brakes before trying nice canti pads or because adjusting them is too hard. If you've already overhauled a few bikes and you know what you're doing, do whatever you want, i will judge based on my opinion, but i don't dissapprove of anything you wish to do. If you're a noob though, looking to do a 'full custom build' it's likely that what you're doing is arbitrary, tasteless, derivative and a waste of money. Atleast a rockhopper would probably be worth it, but a lot of noobs 'modernize' hardrocks and other entry level stuff which is beyond retarded. And often it ruins the look because new parts are mostly black and silver parts tend to look better on classic bikes.
>>1848591>vintage tires do you actually ride dudewhat the fuck
>>1848786it's crazy how much everything adds up when you do a parts up build with new stuffyou've been relatively frugal even I would have spent more on the tires. still a relatively good deal compared to a new bike but it's so easy to see how you could have blown that budget way above and it's still not cheap
>>1848591it's actually hard to even hate considering the museum quality shit you're interested in and the higher plane you operate on but wouldn't there be such a sweet pleasure thrashing these mint classic bikes on trails, and wouldn't new tires be like, a lot better? that weight is insane btw. I'd be most stoked on getting those high spec low mileage wheels. and I know you won't but on that fork i'd run a mullet brake.
>>1848797I let some things get away from me out of impatience and most of the delivery charges were either impatience or ordering parts for several bikes at once and attributing the cost to the fixie (so these are worst case figures). Regardless I hope the data is interesting.
>>1848786That's not bad, I spent ~150 AUD on just the bb.New parts does bring a certain peace of mind tho.
>>1848803150 on a bottom bracket? Why?
>>1848793Wait, are front derailleurs hard to adjust? I'm not going to lie I got mine pretty serviceable after like ten minutes.Are cantilevers supposed to be hard? I'm going to get those going on Saturday.
>>1848805They can be. A lot of people get infuriated by them. It's a large part of what drives the desire for new builds on old mtbs. And a lot of those people haven't even tried to set their front shifting up properly with a new cable. On an old bike you can also just put a friction shifter in there and massively idiotproof it but people think they need to spend $300 on a new groupset not $3 on a new shifter. >Are cantilevers supposed to be hard?lets see what you think lol.
>>1848806Kek can’t wait til he sets up awful squeaking non toed brakes with wrong straddle angle and 0 power and says huh these were easy to set up but cantis suck. Idiocracy.
>>1848641>For reference I’m talking about a simple rockhopper frame from the 90s—not some pristine european bike that would cost thousands. I’m new to biking and don’t want to sink a few hundred into a bike only for everyone to call me a fag for ditching original partsIt's your bike you 100% do what you want with it fuck the haters. If you are asking what you SHOULD do with it, I would recommend a full service and lube everything and make sure it shifts perfectly and throw a new chain and tires on there.From there find out if you like the drivetrain, which I assume is 3x. You would then replace it, likely with a 2x mountain bike crank or a 2x gravel bike crank. You would also at this time possibly upgrade your twist shifter to thumbies if your bike has twisties. But No, a rockhopper is essentially a blank canvas to do whatever you want with it. You can put new stuff or old stuff on it.
>>1848805>Wait, are front derailleurs hard to adjust? I'm not going to lie I got mine pretty serviceable after like ten minutes.>Are cantilevers supposed to be hard? I'm going to get those going on Saturday.Triples are not hard to adjust but since they have less tolerance for error you'll find they go out of alignment easier than a double. A properly adjusted triple works perfectly. I've never had much luck with Cantis but in the end Cantis with cool stops will work great and if you can get it adjusted don't waste a damn dime on brakes.
>>1848805>Let's see what you think lolOkay then, so I'll probably have to trial and error it until I get it right.>>1848821Maybe the triple I've been working with is just easier because I use thumb shifters, I don't think I've had to adjust it since December, and that's just when I do my maintenance on that bike.
>>1848823Oh fuck me why did I quote myself I'm retarded. I meant to quote >>1848806
>>1848823>easier because I use thumb shifters,Good news, I'm pretty sure that if you desire to switch to 2x from 3x at a later point you will not have to switch thumb shifters. (n can correct me if this is not universally true that a triple ez fire shimano accomodates a 2x as well)But as you point out here you've already got your triple set up like a boss so maybe honestly just leave it. Also when you ride around over the next few months look at what gear positions you use the most in your most common situations.
>>1848823Friction thumbies are god tier for all mtbs desu pic rel me at a race (I came last)
>>1848829You mean 3x to 2x?I'm ngl I might switch the cranks on my trek (posted earlier in the thread) to 1x, not out of any hatred for a triple, but because the triple chainring is worn out all to heck, and with the BCD on that crank being 64, I'll probably have to cut up the triple chainring and drill it for 104 BCD, and from there it'll just be easier to only mount one chainring to it than three and have to fuck around with spacing. Either that or I but a whole new crank set.
Renovated my old puch bermeister abomination into a 10 speed with some parts off thrift store bikes. I'm debating if I want to convert it to single speed or throw a coaster brake on it since I already have an old steel dt shifter road bike with 3x7 and moustache bars
>>1848829>triple ez fire shimano accomodates a 2x as wellIt do
Just finished this thing to move some stuff around with.
>>1848956Kinda envy. But where's the battery?
>>1849172gosh that thing is lovely
>>1849174Lovely but it flexes like it is a straw. I had to rebuild the brakes because it is IMPOSSIBLE to find brakes with the correct clamps length: they where either too short or to long. So, i threw in the bin the old rotted threaded rods and springs, and switched the old clamp arms onto "new" brakes.That being said. This is my father's bike. It rested in the dust for 30 years. It had probably 4 different cable ends jammed inside every brake lever, as the result of the piss poor job performed by some bike machinist that's probably long gone many decades ago. Also enumerable ball bearings were lost and never replaced during previous maintenance errands.The rear brake housing is internally routed through the upper tube. But the dynamo cable isn't (and it wasn't in it's original form... dunnowhy.jpg).It's a 700c wheelbase with 46-18 drivetrain. The stem, like many bicycles of this period (1963), has the tiniest wedge and the smallest nut to tighten it. I have no idea how my father managed to ascend the roads he used to ascend, and neither idea how he survived the descend.The BB is italian with cotter pins. And removing the old pins has been a nightmare. Also finding new ones in the right size was not so easy.Being an italian BB and being machined in the 60s, it tends to unscrew itself. So, the chain guard\carter is mounted around and under the driveside cup (is that the correct name? i don't know), and it has flanges that can be folded to keep the cup from unscrewing.No, question. Let's say it's 2082, and you find your fater's 60 years old bike. And it's a carbon frame from the year 2022.... will you trust his epoxy to be structurally sound?
>>1849186>No, questionNOW, question
>>1849172It's barely visible but there's a battery slide right here
>>1848622Colored tires grip worse than black, but looks great
>>1848956>>1848959What kind of stuff are you carrying that requires a loading gate?
>>1849209Not sure yet, but I'm moving in a few weeks and I can imagine picking up a fridge or a washing machine with a handtruck, then wheeling it right into the box. The gate becomes a ramp when opened.
>>1849207Grip worse in mud?
Minor changes, it had aero bars before (they were lying around when I built it) and I'd occasionally tag the bars with my knees on the steepest climbs around here -- fit non aero bars and recable the thing. Two years since buld, recabling was a nice improvement on something that had imperceptibly gone downhill over a couple of years, that new bike feel once again.The tape was a mistake -- the pattern is cool but it's shiny and a bit slippy for sweaty flesh, maybe not the thing for a neverending summer motif, onwards.>>1845873Neat. well sprung and snow white tan though... maybe the red bottle cage...?>>1845872>>1846097Unusual but like!>>1846168Top kit.>>1846610I don't understand it bit I like it.>>1846784Down that hiln no bottling allowed.>>1846795Skinwall nashi but neat.>>1846995Unlimited potential!>>1847273Holy cable condom excess Batman.>>1847465Laid back.>>1847974Nice, love the bidon.>>1847983Nah, go single speed, much more sensible.>>1848582Celestial. Love the colour scheme.Olde Skool pump mounts, is the top tube supposed to look, er, "not straight"?
>>1849240Last comment was >>1849172, Belgian beer clause invoked.
Mid 80s Schwinn I’ve built up by scavenging around at my local co-op besides the saddle. Debating switching it back to flat bars and swapping the brakes because I mainly just commute with this rather than do anything race-y if that makes sense. Sticking with the 700c swap as the 26s looked comically small.
>>1849404lollove that mani think you should upgrade the pads to the new ones with angled washers so you can toe them is that rear brake slightly too long? you could file the slot at the top a tiny bit. It also kinda sucks having centerpulls without barrell adjusters but you made it work. and i can't abide brakes with tape for hoods. other than that excellent meme buildjust needs some racks with dumb custom struts going off your spare canti bosses.
>>1849240man that tape sure is somethingI really like handlebar tape with patterns (other than splash of course)seems to me it would be better to get a good quality black tape and run a second layer of thin cloth on top with whatever pattern you want, probably many more options too
>>1849412imo cloth tape doesn't look good on modern bikes>>1849240such a nice italian flex having a bike that's good enough looking to suit garish stuff like that tape. A shame if you don't like the feel but that does matter more. >recablingfeels good man
>>1849411Haha thanks. Yeah brake in the rear is long but the pad actually makes perfect contact up at the top like that. Hard to find non-dry rotted hoods but was waiting until I decide on the flat bar vs drop bar thing. I definitely did fall for the 1x an old mtb meme haha had a lot of fun building it though.
>>1845723So the past 3months we have in orderNew 12sp Sram clusterNew 12sp Sram Eagle xx1 chainNew pedalsNew Galfer 203mm Disc rotorsNew Hope Tech4 V4 BrakesNew E8000 motorNew Sram GX wireless electronic shiftingNew gripsNew 150mm dropper postNew tires (been waiting a year for just got today)So i got my bike in 2020 and the only original parts left are frame / fork / stem / bars / seat/ cranks. Wew.
>>1849455you probably rapidly chew up chains/cogs with the powerful mid-drive right? i don't understand why you're running an expensive groupset. Just hugely increased maintenance costs. Do you even need the gear range?
>>1849455those chains are what, like $100? lol. It's just insane to me. Why do you want the running costs to be so high?
>>1849404I used to have a 22" Hardrock, and it looked ridiculous with 26" wheels. Clown car effect.
nighttime cruise to get a chicken
>>1849457>>1849460No you are thinking like poorfags. My bike came with Deore 10sp and i cooked many chains and clusters cause its lower tier shit and did not know what the hell was going on. As soon as upgraded to 12sp i stopped cooking chains and sprockets because the SRAM Eagle xx1 chains are much much more precisely manufactured than anything else and i am getting 3 times the chain life i was getting out of the other shit.
>2013-14original parts, everything is creaking and clicking>2014-16hobo fixed gear conversion until original front wheel broke>2016-19flashy fixed gear conversion with all creaking parts replaced>2019-nowback to original parts except broken front derailleur and front wheel42 years old with over 3000km clocked since 2013, previous owner could have put many more. Now do that with a carbon bike.
>>1850089gorgeous bikenice to see it come full circleholy fuck it triggers me that you ground off the brake cable guidesnow you live with that shame
>>1850090my pants got caught on it when doing mad skidz, don't miss them really but I do still have them, could be soldered back on
>>1849455>>1849678still absolutely a faggot
>>1849678i thought this must be bullshit but lucked it up and apparently theres some truth to it, they do supposedly last way longerhuh. sram actually went out and did something and $100 chains and $500 cassettes are good, what do ya know
>>1850091lol nawthe zip ties don't look great thoughyou should just keep an eye out for the snazzier clamps, not for money, but just in a parts bin or off a junker
>>1848832very basedparticipation is winning
>>1850096I was thinking about that for sure and also change front wheel back to classic, find replacements derailleur by simplex, repaint carefully. Many hours on that thing it sure deserves it.
>>1850111>retrofit simplexsimplex gear fucking sucks ass, you upgrade away from it. Going back to front shifting makes sense but use something else. I think that front wheel looks good too. The glaring upgrade for your bike imo is the brake pads and a bottle cage.
>>1850114dude but a champ on an old orbea used simplexhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4JAvQCp8wwbut yeah they have plastic that's why it broke
>>1850120every timedamn french
>>1850123yep that's what happened, 1x5 ever since.
>>1850089Get modern derailleurs, my Claris work fantastic with friction shifters. Also, a cassette hub improves range, makes the axle stronger and is more dust and water resistant.Also good brakes are very nice to have. Measure the reach, 105 clones might fit and they are a huge improvement over regular dual pivots. My 40 y.o. road bike now brakes harder than my brother's disc brake mtb
>>1850101Those cranks are trash
>>1848641Late to the reply train but IMO, the main thing that matters to a bike is>does it look ridden?if not, that bike is shit, if so, good on you. More genuine wear and tear from real mileage = authenticity. Simple as
>>1850340>>does it look ridden?This is optimising for the wrong thing.
Trek 7.3 FX
Babby's first real hardtail. Bought it just wanting a lightweight hardtail that I could comfortably commute with and also take on some basic trails.So far I've put some upgrades on, other than basic things like pedals grips and seat:>Upgrade 2x8 altus drivetrain to deore M6100 1x12 11-50T / 34T with KMC chain>Upgrade Suntour XCT fork with the cheapest rockshox airfork available (Judy silver)>Replace Bontrager XR2 Comp 2.2in MTB tires with 700x50c Maxxis Rambler gravel tiresGot tubeless tape on the way to go tubeless, then I guess I'm done with it. Weighs in at about 31lbs in large frame. Feels fast with the lockout on so commuting is a breeze and I can still have fun with it.
>>1850472you should bend those upper wald mounts so they fit the larger diameter of your bars. your front brake pad is dangerously misaligned your quick release skewers should point up so they're harder to accidentally knock openthat rear brake loop is very unsatisfying. nicer pedals would make a big differencesensible bike though. >>1850520thats actually pretty sick. I reckon 1 bit of colour, not matchy stuff just 1 thing, would look cool. And try find some rubber grommets to fit those cable holes in the downtube so water can't get in. As a practical bike i'd probably also be looking for some svelte luggage option
>>1850520Good mods, well done.
>>1850101Looks fun 1+ no suspension
I did a thing again, bros.>Trek 9900 OCLV, Mk 1
>>1850984>>1850987who are you? are you building these from used parts and shifting them or buying these in this condition?
>>1850984>1992 Serotta Tmax w/ custom factory paint
>>1850988>>1850988I am me. I got these bikes surprisingly cheap. 2-for-1 yesterday from an anon with a young family and too many projects. These two bikes represent how I picked them up. Total basket cases, but high potential.However you are partly correct in your assumption. Currently, I don't like how the Bianchi Nth was so the whole XTR M950 groupset off the Homegrown is currently going on the Bianchi. The XTR M952 bits on the Serotta are not period correct, and thus will go on the Homegrown. I miiiiiight pull everything off the OCLV and put that on the Serotta and sell the OCLV frame. Not sure yet. I am buying parts here and there to fill in some holes.The anon has a ton more bikes. I am eying a 26" Softride if the price is right.
>>1850714I've been liking it so far. I'm excited to ride some light dirt trails.
>>1850990if John Kerry had a black sheep of the family son, this would be his bike.(Kerry rides a custom Serotta road bike)
>>1850996the person you are buying these from has good taste. Very oddball i respect itwhat are you going to do with these cycles
>>1851243>>1851243Frankly, I don't think he took very good care of them to be honest, which is why I beat him down on the price pretty hard. Also, too I am really autistic about all of my sports equipment. Regarding what do do with these: repair and ride. The Serotta is an absolute basket case at the moment.
>>1847902URT MTBs from the late 90s are the best department store bike ever made.
gemini steel road frame with new BB and tange headset bearings, paint stripped, sandblasted and then browned through a slow process of rubbing back rusttange stainless flatbar, shortened with a hacksawshimano nexus 7 speed rear hub (with backpedal brake)front wheel is new because the old one spokes snappedold cantilever front brake with bmx clear pads which are squeaky - I use as a horncampy daytona crankset + chainringsome random chainmodified the nexus shifter to mount on downtube shifter holes
>>1851426and some clip of a singer sewing machine to fasten the hub brake torque arm to the frameall parts essentially trash pickedhere's cockpit view>>1851299theyre both basket cases - those cantilever hydraulic brakes are such a short lived relic. I have a love-hate relationship for this mountain bike paraphernalia - theyre half honest and half anodized cheese bullshit
Offtopic, but is there an archive site to view old /n/ threads? I'm from /co/, we use desuarchive.org, but some boards like /n/ are not on there.Pic unrelated but here is my bike, I guess, cropped from an old-ish photo I found on my phone, don't have a better one on hand.
>>1851427I hear you friend. Those neon Magura's are going up for sale online to find some other sucker. A minor inconvenience as I wanted the frame, AMP fork and all the XTR M900 parts.
first time with clipless. I suck at getting into it on uphills, but the first step is always sucking, then you git gud. will try again tomorrow and try a longer ride too.I know it's a oldass sora bike, but guess what, at least I ride it.
>>1851439there is one, but I went through my bookmarks and apparently I don't have it on this phone. the site hosts archives for multiple boards, so aside from desuarchive if you know another board's archive it could be the same top level domain
>>1851746All you need to do is pedal until you find the sweet spot in centripetal force of the crank arm where you lift your foot off the pedal and that force will 'rotate' the pedal underfoot. Then come down with your foot and clip in. Once you git-good you can do this in near unison without stopping rotation of the crank.
>>1851426Is that the V set train
after cleaning it up, this bike barely needed any work. i swapped the bullhorns for flat bars, and swapped the saddle and pedals.
is this bump limit yet ?
>>1853129yup, I made this edition so I'm waiting a bit to see if another anon will maintain it before I start the next round, I also need to take more group ride photos for the next cover photo
>>1853210make the next one
>>1853221Alright then, I suppose it's more a duty than a choice. Anyways, next edition here>>1853242
>>1845723my lazy fuck bike for long trips across town
Behold, I trifold, with semi-hydro bakes and the biggest casette the frame will take without becomming unfoldable.