>Autumn Editionpost, rate, and hate>previously on /pybt/>>1845723
>>1853244rigid fork is a great upgrade but you doubled down on the branding whoring aaaaaaaaaaa, like I'm confused, it's a based setup but aesthetically troll but it also has soul
>>1853244Still really rubbish kek nice job though anon have fun
>>1853247i have a racing background so i'm used to just seeing tons of sponsors on my bikes. idk
>>1853244>>1853247>>1853248Halo T2's coming tomorrow for it
>>1853249I wish I was a sponsored race-ist>>1853250Oo that's nice, excited to see them equipped. All I have coming in are new tires, I want to hold on posting my bike until I have them equipped but no idea when they'll be in, it's been 2 weeks, it should be soon
>>1853268What am I looking at here?
1'er - currently stripped down to the frame for a rebuild
>>18532722'zies - currently stripped down for a rebuild
>>1853275Winter project, currently in pieces
>>1853277Winter project in pieces
>>1853279…this one too
>>1853280…and this lil’ nigga right here. Not posting the road bikes.
>>1853271pre restoration >>1853275this ones my favorite of yoursthough i don't understand how anyone likes riding those tiny sharp old xt pedals without straps/cages.
>>1853244extremely soulful build i especially like your magura lol sticker and the fact you're repping FSA
>>1853279it's over 9000!i've never seen a front shock like that. what do you do with all these bikes? restore and flip? donate? starting a museum?
>>1853267why do you need so many baskets?
>>1853242What do you guys think of The Tipo Pista as a single speed?Not entertaining a debate about whether geared is better or not. Just want to know if theres a better performer in the category.
>>1853354no front brake, no bottle cage. too racy, not practical enough for me. i'd rather convert a regular road bike to single speed than ride a track bike.
>>1853360Single speeds don't come with mounts for bottle cages. And I want a purpose build single speed not a conversion.It's fine for zipping in and out of traffic at super sonic speeds and having fun on the way to work, not lsowly cruising through fields while on holiday.
>>1853354>rear brakenot a track bike then
>>1853363cinelli does make single speeds that come with bosses for bottle cages. you can ride fast on most bikes. having 1 brake and putting it on the back instead of the front is just dumb.
>>1853350Track bikes are less about material and construction and more about geometry but that's highly dependent on your frame of reference and preference. Aggressive track bikes have insane agility but you better be prepared for the compromises that entails, especially for street use. A track bike with good geometry is able to high side crash on demand, that's how quick they can turn.>>1853366You can ride fast on most bikes but track bikes have next level agility that only the most aggressive criterium style road bikes match. That makes filtering tight gaps and gridlock at dangerous speeds in the urban jungle a little too easy. I agree about the brakes though, for street use find a track bike that can take a front brake, it's not 2012 brakeless era anymore.
>>1853371for >>1853368>>1853367track bikes come with brakes for legal purposes, track bike is about the geometry
>>1853373you think anon asking that kind of question is going to do any changes? lmao if i wanted a track bike i wouldn't be asking you guys for approval.
>>1853374lel, solid point
Rate my commuter
>>1853284I love that RM, I have this 1991 Hammer in the queue for a full resto.
>>1853363sorry man i thought i was in BBG. i didn't mean to attack your bike. >>1853388miyata frames are so handsome.
>>1853273Beautiful. One of the few bikes I've seen that can pull off these tires. Great color composition.
>>1853279linkage fork and is that hydraulic rim brakes? that's weird! I seen the other time you posted your bikes but first time I'm seeing this one I think>>1853282and this, it looks like it comes from an era with lots of soul but this is that odd soulless bike, I like it lel>>1853280belt drive! You need to make it a belt drive for autis/n/'s sake
Good morning sirs(Poseidon triton)
>>1853284I don't mind the pedals at all. Though, I started BMX racing in the 80's where the pedals would rip the skin off your legs. Depending on the shoe you wear, the teeth nestle nicely into the tread of the shoe.>>1853325The front shock is by AMP. They also make an early 90's full suspension frame which is pretty kino. I may pick one up sometime but it's not on 'the list'. The 9900 is Trek's first go at carbon so the bike doesn't look like much but is quite special. Some I keep, some I flip.>>1853502Hydrolic rim brakes. They are not for me. Too complicated and they look like ass on this bike.>>1853441Mhm! Those came standard on all high-end Bianchi's of that era.
>>1853390Underrated bike has entered the thread. I love it, but hate those tires. Though, I understand what you're doing.>>1853523Good morning. Watch out for Karens.
I set my my road bike up on the old Zwifter today and did a FTP ramp test and holy shit boys, it was a very humbling experience, I’m now weak as shit. My FTP is now 150 and it used to be 220 which was also very modest. I’m planning on doing 1 long endurance session and 2 interval sessions a week on the Zwifter. I will do a zone 2 fun ride outside on Sundays mixed in with a few cheeky 5 second sprints. I’m going to buy a new back wheel so I don’t have to change the rear type every Sunday. I’m using power meter pedals so my watts will transfer in the real world.Training inside is really convenient especially because it’s getting darker. It allows you to get a quick and efficient workout and you save time getting dressed and packing stuff. I’m going to be consistent this time, I think having actual goals will help me with my mental health. I’m looking forward to becoming one speedy demon and being able to teach some noobs who try to challenge me a real lesson in speed..
Bought this a few weeks ago and went on my first proper ride with it today. Changed the tires, bar tape, brake cables+housing. Rides incredibly well and is very responsive (I'm used to a roadbike which is a bit too big for me). The only issue is a rattling noise coming from the right brake lever when riding on bumpy roads.
>>1853713hot damn that paint job rules
>>1853716Thanks. I wasn't sure at first, but it's growing on me.
>>1853388ComfyYes my chain is too long
>>1853390such a clean machine. >>1853713sweet bike! nice job on the bar wrap.>>1853779that bike's been around town. nice
>>1853242Working on my latest commuter here. I think I'm gonna give it a 26" fork and see how it rides. Also need like twice as much seatpost length but I can see the light in this monstrosity to be.
>>1853791timestamp, prove you're as based as you're pretending to be
>>1853782>nice job on the bar wrap.That's a nice compliment. Ashamed to admit that it unironically took me like half an hour (and it's still not perfect obviously).
>>1853713absolutely gorgeous bike. the rattle is probably the little plastic dingus in there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk7xEPtBdhcthis video shows how to remove it.
>>1853841>Ashamed to admit that it unironically took me like half an hourWhy? That's normal. You need to take your time to wrap it evenly so it looks and feels right. I'm a super autismo and repeatedly unwrap and wrap again until it's 100%
>>1853775lovely and sensible bike
>>1853846Thanks:) I'll definitely try it out. >>1853849Yeah I unwrapped it so many times it's crazy lol.
>>1853830Missed your post but I gave it a 26" front end with some walmart fork from the junk pile.Also took off the Ritchey bullmoose bars since this fork is some awkwardly small inner diameter for some reason.And shortly after taking this photo I bent the top part of the seattube since I only had barely an inch of seatpost in there.I'll maybe just hack the bent portion off and pull some trickery with hose clamps or just weld a pipe in for the seatpost
>>1853711why not ride rollers on a bike without a derailluer?
>>1853869lel super based
>>1853871Because smart trainers are a lot better for structured work outs because of ERG mode and because it can simulate hills. Yeah I think rollers are really good for warming up before riding outside but I prefer to just warm up outside…I thought about getting one but I know I will probably only use it twice
>>1853916>warm up ouside>train insidethe american dream
>>1853917What? I’m not american, I’m German. Training inside is good for the reasons I mentioned before. I like being at home. Training inside is better than not training at all outside.
>>1853279Got an Amp fork there? I have an F3 lying about I used to have on a bike.
26in is now gud
>>1853988>ziptied ulockI'm all for bodges but that's just dumb
>>1854016Well, fuck. Posting sideways apparently. My shame rises to the heavens.
>>1854016What lights are you using?
>>1854019it's okay this time anon. i picked up and rotated my laptop just to look at your pretty yellow bike
>>1854020They both Cygolite. Streak 400 something front, and a hotrod rear. >>1854021Thanks anon. I'll try to do better next time so you can enjoy bike pictures in comfort.
>>1854016gravelkangz? i rode some last year and had more punctures than ever. hope you have better luck than i did. that tape matches the seat quite well, but idk if i really like it with the yellow.
Trying this again. If this doesn't work, I'll go back to lurking like the jerk I am.>>1854025I actually like them a lot. Grippy, comfy, and they've been pretty durable. Have picked up a couple flats? But nothing unreasonable.
>>1854025Also, the tape is more pink in real life. The name they used on the carton was 'copper'
>>1854050Now that you're bringing it up..does my fork >>1853713 look fine? I feel like it's bend a little too much.
>>1854064looks gud to me. and im always noided on the crashed fork status
>>1854050I don't think so, but how'd I know, the frame is +50 years old and I've had it for just a few. irl it doesn't look like it, I can ride it no hands. Maybe it's the photo angle, dunno.
>>1854075Thanks, based crashed fork anon.
>>1853348its a shopping bikethat's not even that much space
>>1854030stunning bike man you happy with that gearing? could spec a triple.
>>1853988very charming piece of shit that type of bike should have a rack of some kind on it >>1854042personally i'd like a shorter stem and hooded brake levers to add a hand position, and make that and the drops more primary and the tops more cruisey. Your brake pads are upside down. That bike looks really cool btw. What's the finish? Have you cleared it/ oiled it or waxed it?
>>1854042oh your brake pads are upside down to get more reach i see
>>1854084The most comfortable position for me is at the tops with a narrow grip. I find the hoods too wide, even with 40cm bars. The stem is long to compensate for the close grip, makes it less twitchy, especially at low speeds. The 120mm stem is actually pretty noticeable compared with the 100mm stem I had previously. It's also more aero being farther forward, moreso even than being lower.The brake pads are upside down as >>1854090 explains. You can actually see a shiny strip between the tire and the rim, that's how much more clearance flipping them gives me. It would just touch the tire otherwise.
>>1854084The paint was in bad condition, so I stripped it and clear coated it. The clear coat has peeled off in places that get dirt (rear of the seat tube where water sprays, top tube where I rest my leg) so I need to rub some mineral oil, still haven't done it because it doesn't rust all that much.
>>1854081Thanks man. It's a joy to rideThe gearing is ... alright. It's got a 35 inch low gear with that freewheel, and I can can haul myself up most grades with a minimum of swearing, but something lower would certainly make my life easier. I was sort of wanting to keep things kind of true to the age of the bike, so was thinking about putting a Stronglight 49D on it, with a 38t small ring instead of the 44t thing I have on there right now. I hadn't really considered a triple, mostly because of vanity, but a TA triple might look pretty good on there, if I could find one.
Luv me bike. Got it for 650 brand new and 250 miles later, here we are
>>1854205i had no idea a clothing brand was in on the ebike market
>>1854103Finally one that looks worse than mine I wanted to repaint mine, but midway through it I said "fuck it, when I get enough money I'll buy a proper steel frame". That was 6 years ago.
>>1854230No, yours looks definitely worse than mine.
>>1854233What stem is that?
Should I convert my commuter from 460mm flat with inner bar ends to a riser bar or bullhorn bar setup? Trouble with riser is that it's hard to find narrow ones except of the Nitto one and I'm bike-curious about trying bar end shifters with the bullhorn setup.
>>1854286Nitto only comes with 25.4mm and I'd rather have my bike parts as interchangeable as possible. Then again so do many bullhorn bars.
>>1854233*a hill blocks ur path*
>>1854286let's see the bike. imo bullhorns are less practical than the setup you have now. >inner bar endsthere has to be a better way to call them, but i know what you mean.
>>1854230what city anão, let's ride at 3 a.m and talk abut bikes
>>1854285 see >>1854103 it's a 120mm Dura Ace. Truly an engineering marvel.>>1854288 it's hard to tell from that picture, but it's actually pretty hilly there. I enjoy grinding through hills.
>>1854227yeah, they have quite a few models. they dont even look too bad.
>>1854286It's a fit question. You're adding a significant amount of reach to your primary position with bullhorns. Likely necessitating a shorter stem. It really depends on fit and sizing for the bike more than anything else. It's like converting to drops. Don't just do bullhorns or drops to stay on the tops. Inner bar ends (bar ends generally) are different as they offer supplementary positions without controls and that aren't as ergonomic but more like hand rests. >Trouble with riser is that it's hard to find narrow ones except of the Nitto oneThe fuck? <500mm risers are everywhere. Tonnes of cheap ones. Plus you can just cut any bar down with a hacksaw. That's not sketchy at all infact mtbros have been doing it for ever and many long mtb bars come with lines to guide cutting them.
In my second week of cycling I broke my speed record. 26.9mph
>>1854372Changing stems isn't a problem. I usually do calculations using geometry calculator anyways. (also considering the width of the handlebars (every 20mm extra width translate to roughly 5mm extra reach). The main reason for change is aesthetics. Current setup clashes visually and while solving that I also want to experiment a bit with the style of bike.
>>1854103>The most comfortable position for me is at the tops with a narrow gripthen get rid of the drops
lads i got the new wheels and brakes
>>1855146Looks pretty beastly. How does it ride?
>>1855146lol are those litepro/ other aliexpress cnc ?
>>1855168>promaxlmao the absolute shittest of the shit brand
>>1855168This bike is getting on for being more Chinese than Confucius
>>1855168did promax give you any stickers lol
>>1855146>2600g wheelset>CST Patrol>air freshener>random brand stickers>v-brakes>1x>SRAM>rigid forkYou got everything wrong. Try again
>>1855146i like it
Just to interrupt and take the hate off the other guy for one moment so he can install some chocolate spokes or put his pedals on backwards or something
>>1854366Tell me about your rack
>>1855244>that string hack jobI assume you need the basket to carry your wife's purse, which contains your balls.
My commuter. Swapped out some parts (hydraulic brakes, stem and handlebar) from bike my friend crashed. Still need better fenders and rear rack.
>>1855247https://origin8.bike/collections/racksOrigin8 Classique Front Rack, possibly discontinued, replaced by Origin8 Messenger. 30.5cm x 35.5cm platform, 25kg load limit. I once carried a small air conditioner on my previous bike with the same rack before>>1855244You're going to want a real mount or rack for that basket, preferably axle and brake mounted, especially the way you have your brake cable going through the basket. If it falls while holding something heavy, it's possible the basket will pull the brakes if the strings holding it fail.The twine ends, cotton wrap, cork plugs, and butterfly bars though, no comment... You do you lel
My pride and joy, I don't think any rigid MTB from any maker looks more 'right' than a Brodie.
>>1855306hydros on a hybrid. baller. looks like a good setup. >>1855309that must have been a challenging ride. >>1855311gigastem. ya that is a handsome bike.
>>1855328It is, and seems like bikes are projects - in addition of better fenders, thinking of maybe 180mm discs and would love seatpost that I can actually tilt a bit forward.
>>1855328>that must have been a challenging ride.Not as bad as it looks, turning wasn't too bad but stopping now that was the real challenge, any use of the front brake made the rear lift and all the extra weight made braking distance really long.
>>1855311Rigid as opposed to gelatinous
Same as before... secondary hydration unit stop (both empty,cough up for more)...
Commuter. It has quirks and is heavy but it gets me from home to work, to the store, and back.
>>1855794Splash bars represent
>>1853846Btw I tried it and it worked. Thanks again.
>>1853284That came out really nice. You should get some light green grips to match the tape on your touring rig
>>1853388miyatas are automatically 10/10
>>1853991he can slide the lock out after unlocking it. he doens't have to cut the ziptie
>>1855201here i got some more new made in china name brand parts just to make you happy.
Low effort, non drive side