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Why aren't /n/iggers crushing the sport of cycling like they do running?
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Of course that's what he meant *wink wink*
greentext was less typing and just got the point across right away

hey sperglord how ya doing? are you gonna freak out and slash your wrists tonight?
Sounds like someone's projecting a bit
Um, what?


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>look outside
>see this guy with your bike

What do you do, /n/?
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Shoot him in the legs and hang him from a tree in my yard
>fat tire
Are you fucking retarded? Have you ever actually seen a bmx bike?
Anyone stealing bikes in the buff is crazier than I want to tangle with. Plus, I'm pretty sure everything I own is covered by my renter's insurance.

He can have it.
>Starts rental insurance scam while getting kickbacks on 'stolen bikes'.

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Hey /n/ im staying with my grandparents until tomorrow. They have a 90s mountanbike and a 80s urban bike, i just took pic related out of the mountainbike, any other thinga i could use? Also bike scavenging general i guess
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i feel this thread is a good idea, badly excecuted, but lets give it a try.

so anon, tell us about scavenging experience, questions, etc... whats the most awesome thing that youve found on the trash/street/dump?
Tfw 4chan members are stealing ghost bikes or stealing bikes from accident scenes to flip on Craigslist
in my aparment complex there is a bike that looks like it hasnt been used in years, it has a nice prostate seat. should i steal the seat?
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If you can verify that it has been abandoned, then sure go for it, take the whole bike.

>the most awesome thing that youve found on the trash/street/dump?
A couple years ago I was riding home and saw this bike leaning up against a garbage can outside a house. Rang the doorbell, asked if I could take it, cleaned it up and got $60 for it (that's all it was worth, it may look pretty but this bike weighed at least 40 pounds and the brakes and derailers might as well have been made of tin foil).

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>He doesn't

What is your one thing that makes you write off a cyclist?

For me:

>He doesn't know that if he raises his seat he'll be more comfortable and faster

I can't stand it when I see people riding with the seat obviously too low I just want to stop them and lecture them.
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m8 I don't mean the 'difficulty' of riding a bike in traffic, though I see how you read it that way. I mean that an angry/hostile driver is likely to become an aggressively aggrieved cyclist when on a bike, and that would give me joy to see.

Spending any time riding in traffic makes you realise the little things that might be a minor frustration/inconvenience to drivers can make a world of difference to your experience and safety - and can be completely safe and sane. (taking the lane/ crossing with pedestrians/riding clear of the door zone/circumventing intersections)
I fucking almost wish it were mandatory for every prospective driver to bike on the road with other drivers until they fucking learn how it really is.
fucking wawa, the Walmart of gas stations
Making a big dead about Kevlar lined tires, tire liners and heavy duty seat tubes and slime as if any of that shit prevents pinch flats.

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What if I wanted to convert my chainring to 1x? Do I need to change the rear derauller too, if so why? Pic related is my situation.
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They mount in completely different ways moron. The obvious answer is disc brakes.

Learn to adjust your shit. Do you think bikes are duplex legos for babies?

You are a fucking moron, and LBS mechanics are also morons that have no idea how to set up a triple.


Baby fingers detected

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I found a diamondback sorrento at my parents house that was barely used. Every thing seems to be in decent condition besides a small amount of rust. Will this be a viable mountain bike with some modifications? I'm going to clean it all up tomorrow and will post some pics.
My front derailleur no longer shifts down properly, limit screw is all the way out. How can I fix this?
It's almost certainly cable tension, likely the cable slipped where it attaches to your front mech. It needs to be be tensioned properly, nothing to do with the limit screws.
It'll handle easy trails, but be better suited to multi-use paths and generally cruising about.

Other anon is right, but it may be helpful to rephrase his comment: the issue likely that the cable is being pulled, and that's preventing the derailer from pivoting all the way until it hits the limit screw - make sure any barrel adjusters threaded all the way in and that the cable isn't getting stuck on something on it's route between the shifter and derailer. If all else fails, unbolt the cable from the derailer and see if the issue persists.

If you're about 5'6" then yes that's a good deal.

I'm looking for a new wheel set for a single speed road bike build with steel frame. It shouldn't be too expensive and I personally dislike the huge hideous letters/logos they all seem to have these days. Recommendations appreciated.

Also /wheels/ general I guess.
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hi, I also posted these


so yeah, rs11 and trying to just make climbing and overall riding a little better... I do suck at climbing but this last month has seen some improvements with my overall physical level. I also have my 1st century ride in a few weeks and it will have some climbing in it. I kind of just want to reward myself for riding hard the last few months.
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Literally no one wants you here or IRL. Why do you persist on posting/living? Do you have no dignity or do you like abuse?
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So... they're over-priced no matter what you put them on. The king headset was a rip off too. They're exactly what I wanted.
That's a great old bike.
That sounds fine, very understandable.
But know that the RS11's are very servicable wheels. For doing things like a century ride they work great, especially with a good pair of tires (and especially if you're still on your stock ones).

But a wheel updgrade is a good way to improve the bike overall, wheels make a difference. If you are set on pulling the trigger on some new ones (and you live in the US), check these out:

They will be even lighter than the Ksyriums, with a deeper, wider rim. They have a 20/24 spoke count and use Sapim CX Rays, which are the very best spokes. Also you won't likely run into anyone sporting them.

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I'm looking into buying my first proper mountain bike. This is the front runner, I can get it about $650

What is /n/ opinion of marlin7? I like the hydraulic brakes, double wall rims, adjustable shock and lockout. I'm having trouble finding anything with a comparable component set out of the box. What you guys think?
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I ride in Florida, specifically near the beach. The trail workers out here build fantastic features that I love to hit and ride aggressively. However in the more extreme cases where it doesn't rain for a week, the trails turn into 4 inch deep sugar sand that you will not be able to stick anything on. Wider tires, bigger wheels and low pressures out here means you are the fastest on the trail and you're having the most fun. Outfitting your bike properly to how you like to ride is key to focusing less on what the bike is doing and more on what the trail is throwing at you.
Fuck all those overpriced used bikes
Yeah, pretty much.

I remember riding with my coworker at my former shop I was on a Fuel EX 8 with 2.35 29er tires, I went over the bars twice half way through the trails during a two week drought. My buddy was on the Farley 8 and we traded half way, then he went over the bars twice.
Thanks for the great replies, gents.

>Capable as any trail bike until you get into full suspension
Awesome, good to hear

>Tubeless tires
Have to check into this

any canada bros think they can hook me up with some undervalued gems? I'm on a bit of a budget but want to get into cycling. I've visited many bike shops in montreal but most vendors keep redirecting me to the thousand dollar bikes. Looking for a road bike for 2/3/400 dollars max, can anyone guide me to somewhere where i can find a deal like this?
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>400 Trudeau dollars

How much is that in real money?
Three feminisms and a twitter post

$400 will get you dick all in a bike shop. Kijiji, pinkbike or somewhere online would be you best and probably only bet.
400 CAD is probably like 350 USD.
Post your height, your local canadia craiglist or equivalent, budget, and goal. They'll get you as far as they can.

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Weather is hit and miss, but well on its way to being too hot.
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Buying pre-built bikes is fucking lame
you're lame
Freds and tryhards are the ones who doesn't say anything to fellow riders.
What's the difference between a tryhard and a sperg who isn't witty enough to say the right thing when a chad or stacy tries to engage him in normie talk?
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saw a deer limping due to a crippled leg on my 30km ride today. rip pupper

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just bought Raleigh tokul 3, anything i should know before it arrives?
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Can you hook a /n/igga up as to where I can get this deal, sweet OP of mine?
try to get a discount through the imba or anything else on promotive.com
thanks for the reassurance, the 1x setup seems OK for me. worst case scenario i get off and walk it.
>>959833try to get a discount through the imba or anything else on promotive.com

imba has a team, better discounts on others though.

C'mon guys, lets get a Fighter Aircraft Thread up.
I start, F-4 Phantom II
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Sometimes fighters don't come with bangy stuff.
Clicky clicky Berlin.
out of production commie block

The Scorpion can at least have modern electronics.
There is an excellent jet fighter thread on /hr/
That time when the bongs stole a F4 from the marines
thanks anon

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/n/ I NEED to see your steel-framed bike. I don't care if it's lugged or TIG welded; fancy-pants nose-in-the-air pedigree or that old 50lb Schwinn Varsity, just post itt with year, make and model.
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The new albion privateer is a really sturdy, relatively light frame. It can take a Hell of a beating, I definitely ride it harder than I should.
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1986 Univega Gran Sprint Rando/daytripper build. Comfy, but fast and fairly light.
I just have a shimano sora goupset with deore v brakes like pic related except black. I haven't noticed any lack of breaking power, even compared to the hydraulic disk brakes on my mountain bike
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2013 Jamis Coda Elite. A truly fantastic commuter bike, and I got it for a song. Disc brakes, 32mm Ruffy Tuffy tires (28mm Kenda Kwicker in picture), SKS fenders, and a Topeak rear rack.
Ready for some tandem touring?

>go for a long ride
>decide to go without a helmet for first time
>holy fuck, feel like I'm finally free
>realize in all the years I've been riding I've never been in a wreck that's involved my head
>realized that most serious wrecks would kill you regardless of helmet
>realize that most motorcyclist passing me aren't even wearing helmets
>mfw I realized helmets are part of a plot to make money and serve no useful purpose
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Helmet laws r bad pt 2
Drivers give you more room when you aren't wearing a helmet

Noobs ride more dangerously when wearing a helmet

Most cycle deaths are spinal cord injuries / bleeding

Helmet prevent concussions. Football (real football) players get them all the time

Helmets make your head hot

Riding safe (i.e. not racing or Fredding it up on a back country road) greatly reduces dangers of helmet-free riding

Helmet on a "touring" ride: buzzkill

The danger is worth it to me but wear your helmet I don't care
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>Be me
>Be Dutch
>Rode out of the womb on a bike
>Laugh at all other countries when it comes to riding bikes
>Bike, Bike, Bike, Repeat
>not realizing helmets aren't to save your life

They're so you don't suffer serious brain injury from slow-speed collisions, or crashes. A car hitting you at 50mph is going to rek your shit, helmet or not. But a car going 10~20mph will probably just hurt, maybe break an arm or leg. If you're not wearing a helmet however, you could slam your head on the ground/car and suffer serious brain damage that will actually make you the retard you already seem to be.
so did I. Honestly, it wasn't a bad helmet but it was heavy as fuck and brutal in the summer. I finally replaced it with a Bell Influx. Much better.

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Can we get a troll/confused bike thread going? I wanna be triggered.
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Not underneat it you fucktard fuck it's just not on the cog well because the dumbass has it fucked up
Okay, so you think the side plates of the chain are perfectly balanced on the tips of those teeth, have managed not to slip off whilst the bike was being moved about (thus making the assumption that it hasn't been ridden at all since being built up), and that the guy would take the time to needlessly wire up the derailer to serve as a tensioner when he could just tighten down the limit screws but not take enough care to actually line it up?

I think not. I think you're just trying to save yourself because you're a blind dumbass.
You're wrong.
lol, suck a dick
stay mad bitch nigga

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I kinda want to go there. I was wondering many random things, like how they get along with snow, have they as many bicycles as in Kanto? With snow tires?
Trains are JR only or there are some private companies?
Or just wishing for any scenery dump.
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Why is the engineer cabin so high up?
Also, keeps the snow away from the windscreen and partially being a relic of trains with a gangway door or just high cab in general (hello 485!)
In modern times, probably saves the driver's head against a bus or something too (though the legs might have to go)
The future looks grim for JR Hokkaido, but what about JR Shikoku? Both companies operate all the former JNR lines on their respective islands and were expected to have financial difficulties after privatization.


Ridership actually increased slightly across all lines (see pg.5) in contrast to JR Hokkaido.
Whoops, should do my research before posting. JR Hokkaido actually had increased ridership on a lot of its lines (FY H26 vs H27).

http://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/press/2016/160509-3.pdf (pg.8)

Even then they are still losing quite a lot of money per year

Now more speculation on that JR Hokkaido on shortening the Super Soya and Okhotsk services starting next year and speculated schedules


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