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Use this thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread.

Old Thread: >>992783

How fucked up would it be to buy cycling shorts at the thrift store, you would essentially be using used underwear. I have seen them at value village for like 5-8 bucks compared to retail 50-80$
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Thanks for the advice. I'll look into both of those RS81 wheelsets.

OTOH if I buy one of the cheaper wheelsets on my list I can invest in some other upgrades (specifically improving my cold-weather kit, since it's starting to get a bit chillier).

Right on, the 6800 wheels are excellent, really. Gives you an extra 100 bucks for new kit.
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My tire is half empty. Will I damage the tire if I ride a few km like this? (close to pic related but not as bad)

Hmm, probably? The main issue with under-inflated tires is the risk of pinch flats. I wouldn't be surprised if it weakened the sidewall, but that's just a guess.
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Is it possible to remove this bottom bracket without the specific tools? I don't really care if it gets damaged in the process

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what does n think about long travel steel hardtails? are they still cool or so 2010?
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Dumb roadie here, can somebody explain to me what the purpose of the layers of tape wrapped around the chainstay on the drive side is for?
It protects the frame from the chain slapping around. Not so much a problem on an aluminium frame (unless the scratches bother you and it could affect resale value) but with a steel frame it'll mean rust and eventual snappage and death.
Thanks for the shitpost-free answer mate
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>rust and eventual snappage and death

not only that, it quites the drivetrain significantly
So sorry, meant >>997712
Lots of my posts don't go through and get hastily sent later

Did anyone else know that KTM makes bicycles? Anyone have any experiences? Are they any good? That colorscheme is delicious though.
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You're missing the point. Yamaha has more heritage in music than it does in motorcycles, despite what high schoolers on R1s think.
Team I rode for used them, quality bikes.
Go ride a Cannondale Motorcycle off a cliff you fucking plebs
Yamahas isbknow for there calvinova series of keyboards Im still rocking one from 82 and i Love my 80 c5 Grand piano
OK, great.

Just saying what it reminded me of - my anecdote with a sub-average Yamaha acoustic I played growing up

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Hello. Any MTBcyclists here ?

I am looking for my first proper mountain bike after doing my time with Nishiki hardtail, which is a great bike honstly, but I want and need more.

The problem is that I really have 0 knowledge about the bike parts and part makers and their quality and this is why I've come here to try my luck.

The thing is that I really fancy a DH bike, but the bike should be fit enough for enduro type cruising in the woods on trails and completely off-road. DH bikes tend to be too heavy and the suspension too "wiggly" for that purpose, I hear.

If there is anyone who did DH, FR or enduro I would love to hear your opinion on the matter.

>pick related
its the bike I have my eyes on right now. would be 1500€, used but good conidition.

I post the part list below.
Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame - YT Industries Tues
Rear- Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel
Fork - Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO Titantium
Stem - Sunline Boxxer Direct Mount
Grips - ODI Ruffian Lock-On
Brakes - Avid Code
Brake Levers - Avid X0
Shifters - SRAM X.0 Trigger Shifters
Rear Derailleur - SRAM X.9
Chainguide - ethirteen LG1+
Cranks- ethirteen LG1r
Chainrings / Sprocket - ethirteen Guidering
Chain - SRAM PC1071 10-Speed Chain
Cassette / Rear Cog - SRAM PG-1030

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thats a park bike, dude. you're not pedaling that big bitch up anything.

Here are a few bikeroonis that you can actually pedal around in the woods on

of course, go with what YOU want. these are just suggestions.
I don't mean to challange your knowledge, the sole fact is that I really and honestly just don't know about these bikes.

Could you explain in a bit more spefic manner why DH and park bikes are so unfit for other styles of MTbiking ?

I do know they are heavier but is that the biggest issue ? Since if it is, I don't see it as so big problem since this bike for example would be +3kg to my current one.
They are heavy as fuck, they Bob around like you're on a trampoline when you're pedaling because you generally can't lock out the suspension, and most trails don't really warrant 8 inches of front and rear suspension. They are just really slow for doing anything other than hauling ass dh. And as much as I hate to say this, it's just too much bike for riding around town and trails that you could easily handle on a cx bike. They make you feel invincible though, it's dangerous.
These are really good suggestions

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so im thinking of becoming a bike delivery guy. my friend does it and he makes way more money than me and my warehouse job. i have a mountain bike and its pretty nice.. but i cant be riding that thing around for hours a day

what kind of bicycle would you guys recommend i get? it should be quick and durable.. something good for delivering stuff 5 days a week. links are welcome :]
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I recommend a single speed. There's a difference between that and fixed gear, just fyi. You can't coast on a fixed gear.

I do delivery and that bike would be fine. You're not going to make a ton of money though. I make about $1200-1400 a month and I'm in a major city.
700x28-32 wheels, IGH, basket in front (depending on what you'd be delivering), rack in the back, mudguards, flatbar with bar ends or ergonomic grips.

Even a 3 speed IGH makes a great difference riding in the city.
>basket in front
Imo a rear rack with a milk crate or something on it is more convenient and gets in the way less than a front basket and can hold more.

Honestly >>998621 would be pretty well off with an old rigid mtb, as it riding around in a city gets old real fast if you just have a couple gears and a road bike type position.
Unless you live somewhere really flat, how can you ride a single speed all day and not get tired?
It's more versatile having a basket in front to carry small things that you can just throw in and keeping the rack free for big and/or heavy things IMO.

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Just getting started with some and it's nifty. What brands are worth the cost?
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I use the brand in that pic - but only because a relative gave me a big tube of it as a gift several years ago and I hardly ever use it. I'm like >>998686
and only use chamois cream for rides when I expect to be out on the bike for 4+ hours, and even then I've ridden centuries without it. With good shorts or bibs and a properly chosen saddle chamois cream isn't necessary, it's just extra insurance against discomfort.
Get out fags. We don't need to hear from degenerates such as yourself.
Around my nuts is all scar tissue after a season of not being able to afford chamois cream and basically it doesn't hurt anymore. Sometimes after a ride my chamois is dirtied with dry blood, I examine my ass area and there is bloody sores that I didn't feel
Get out you lazy faggot. some of us like to bike every day, and it can get really fucking uncomfortable without chamois butter
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Try taking a shower every once and a while...

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how did it crack? crashed into smth? also that is a very weird choice of a front tire
Overshot a jump and landed flat. Also I wanted to see how hard it would be to hit steepish slee with a slick front tire. Turns out not very, but most mtb slicks have thin sidewalls (especially maxxis), so it didn't take long for that tire to get destroyed
Why is he running such high tire pressure?
skinwall tires are prone to puncere plus for trials moves liek drops to flat pressure has to be high
>crashes trying to wave at the camera while sliding around a corner
>next shot is him belly laughing about it

I dont know who would be more fun to ride with, Akrigg or Sagan. I love their attitudes

r8 my fixed gear boyz. also fixed gear bread
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Yeah i believe they are hipster bullshit
What do you think about this sort of carbon?
Also, all dubs checkum
Went from this
To this.
Look he/ you asked just figured I'd warn him
Imo if he wants to do track racing he needs a track bike
Just like if he wants to road race he needs a road bike
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>mexicans are flooding this country to work as cool, hip, undocumented delivery guys for chinese takeout joints, riding 50lb fixies and wearing hi-viz vests while smugly delivering general tso's chicken on aerospoke wheels during the night, and going home to their overcrowded basement apartments by day to listen to thrifted vicente fernandez LPs on vinyl and drink authentic working-class tecate and wearing huge, unironic ironic unironic post-ironic pancho villa moustaches

So yesterday I finally got hit by a car. Commuting in London this was just a matter of time, luckily I'm not too badly injured, just a sore back because the saddle went straight into my lower back, however my bike is pretty much done for.

I was stopped behind a car waiting in a pedestrian crossing and the car behind me didn't stop because he didn't see me because he was looking at his phone (I always look behind me when I stop to see what's there, signal, etc. and saw the whole thing).

The guy gave me his details and I took the registration plate for the insurance thingy, the police are coming to my house later today to take some details about all this shit.

The thing is that I know that if I could prove that the guy was on his phone when he hit me I could probably get some points on his licence and get him fined for several offences, but I have no way of proving he was on his phone, therefore I'm seriously considering buying some action cameras to record this kind of BS of which I get close calls pretty much daily and take careless drivers to court if needed.

So I have some questions, how should I go about making the guys insurance pay for my bike? I suppose the cops will advice me on this later today but asking /n/ will not hurt either.

Also any recommendations on action cameras? I want to buy two, one for my helmet and another one to record what's behind my bike.

I refuse to "Commute Like a Sardine in Brine" using TfL.
You talking shit about the Northern line?

Talk shit,get hit.
I thought London was full of street security cameras, can't you use those to prove he was on his phone?
lmao actually I'm one of those guys who thinks the NL is not as bad as everyone says it is.

That's in central, this shit happened in a residential area with less cameras. This kind of shit almost always happens outside Zone 1, don't know why, but most people I know who had an accident in London told me it was somewhere outside central, go figure. More chavs I guess.

post em
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we should give one of these to bacon
oh baby that frame is gorgeous
More agressive
Brit-poor detected.

Don't see a specified used bike thread/buying thread so here goes


I'm just looking for a basic, light bike to get around town in. Plenty of hills and trails but I don't need a road or mountain bike. Does this seem like a decent deal?
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>2500 aud
bit more than I want to spend i think, looks nice though i'm not sold on the green highlights
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That's the dick brake version. The 105 rim brake version is around $2K AUD and comes in very anonymous black & white.

What's your price limit?
the black and white one appears to be the 'primer' version I think? a cursory google seems to indicate that the rrp is $2.5k aud, port melbourne cycles seems to have it on special for $2k but don't appear to sell it online.

$1500-$2000 was the budget I had in mind.
Interesting, thanks
What are some nice entry road bike with relaxed geometry? They call them endurance bikes?

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ok I believe that helmets protect you from brain damage or whatever, but are you really going to look me straight in the eyes and tell me you as a full grown man wearing one, doesn't make you look like a total faggot? If not, just one of these days take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror with one on and come back to me.
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anecdotes pls go and stay go
look ma I posted it again
TFW I don't feel the need to care
TFW you're still right
>Only looks at fatalities
So people are either 100% fine after a crash or dead are they?
RN on neurosurgical floor. I think people who don't wear helmets skiing or riding bikes look more retarded than those who do.

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Will there ever be a revival? Can they find more use than just as glorified billboards?
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So it's basically WW2 that was the deathblow of the Airship. Combined with the fact that WW2 lead to the construction of thousands of airfields all around the world.

If ww2 had not happened the Graf Zeppelin II would've been filled with Helium. Zeppelin engineering would've continued well into this day. In fact, I think Zeppelins would've been the primary mode of air passenger transport up to the 1960's / 1970s if ww2 had not happened, because around that time the amount of airports and airplanes would've increased to a degree that gigantic Zeppelins became redundant for efficient travel. Still, they would not have dissapeared like today. In fact, there would've probably been a few Zeppelin liners still in existence as the size of the Graf II providing world wide air cruises for a niche market. Sadly, HITLER fucked up everything, including the white race
>but to save helium the design was modified to have double gas cells (an inner hydrogen cell protected by an outer helium cell).

That sounds fan-fuckingtastic. Why don't they use it on blimps? Could bring the costs down on a huge level.
If you guys can find one, track down a copy of 'My Zeppelins" by Hugo Eckener. Beautiful book.
Hugo Eckener is one of the most underrated guys in history. He was a great German who opposed the nazi's and got sidelined by the regime. He snubbed them and got really angry when they took out the Hindenburg in bad weather conditions for propaganda flights.

That guy saw his country go through two world wars, completely destroyed twice, the fall of the German empire and so the eventual split up. So many things. I think he died very unhappy, sadly. The future could've been so bright
I've always wanted to fly one of these for a paycheck. Would be awesome.

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Last one is about at bump limit.

We have a sugar barge going out at 6pm tonight that I'll try and snap some pix of
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Pix of the tug

Thanks for posting these, interesting viewing. I have also watched most of Mighty Ships and its spin-off Mighty Cruise Ships, which I recommend. Most episodes are on youtube.

I feel like I have just about exhausted good maritime docos on youtube. Are there any other good series?
Also are there any good movies involving commercial shipping apart from Captain Phillips?
Action in the North Atlantic
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does the price include the bitch as well? if so I might be interested in ordering.

>hold the chink as sex and housework slave
>tell her we'll have children one day
>keep the bike until the kid is born
>give it to kid as his first bike = it dies in an accident caused by the shitty bike
>tell chink bitch you're traumatised by the tragic death of your child and divorce her
>rinse and repeat

Don't tell me this isn't a good deal ombre.
At least the front basket is connected to the head tube only. It's extremely stupid for front carriers to be connected to the fork and/or handlebars.
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Flying pigeon is a legit Chinese brand dating from back in the 60s. Their party-approved traditional models are actually very, very high quality if you like Dutch bikes.
so do you drape pigs over the top tube? Because I fail to see how that design improves the pig carrying capacity. Unless it's just a stopgap to make sure your pig makes it to its destination in the event of its weight crushing one of the tubes.

Someone explain to me how you would carry a pig on a bike where it would put stress on the top tube in such a way. On your back?
I guess if the pig is split down thr middle you can stick it between the two top tubes?

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