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shitposts / troll bikes / general cluelessness ITT
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Is that...
Is that
Shiftable front retrodirecty?

I need it
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Hello I saw on Craig's list is it good worth $695? I'm using it to get groceries from the blocks away in college town in on a budget but I did already but Gatorskins bc my friends who had s fixie said they were the faster tires and with the money
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Boing boing
Hop on, kid
We gotta get aero
Hey retrobitch, what the fuck did you just say about disc brakes, huh? Thought so

What does /n/ thinks of monorail?
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shut the fuck up
Looks like it would be completely overcrowded for half the day. The bus line running across my campus runs bendy buses every five minutes at busy times and is still stuffed to the brim.
>fat fuck in front
have fun with that
>fat fuck
>engaging in voluntary physical activity

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My city has a similar problem. Line 4 of our "Stadtbahn" system basically only exists to connect the university campus to the city center, so it's overcrowded during university rushhours, but underused at all other times.

Does anybody else use a longboard for city transportation. I've commuted to my workplace on my board only three times but plan to do it more as it's more fun than cycling. It's 3 miles each way and takes 25 mins. It seems to be better exercise for your core however it's less cardio unless you're really caining it.
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Not saying you're wrong, but I'm pretty damn sure the hills I skate don't go directly to the ocean
get an electric longboard like a boosted board, those things can go quick as fuck and are much more fun than biking
pretty sure he meant it's picked up by rain/snow that washes into the sewer system.
>More fun
Not allowed on /n/, how dare you.
I know. Summers in CA rarely rain, and it's mostly street sweepers that pick up the thane lines

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Colonia claudia ara agrippinensium edition

Previously >>1109637
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Stop funding cageways, put all money into light rail system. No more investments into bus system, just focus on more light rail and use bus only until light rail is NYC subway level convenient for every part of the area.
Put borders on the suburbs so they can no longer expand further outward and must build upwards or infill.
Mixed zoning.
Regional rail to the other cities/towns of interest. Lines to Boulder, CO springs, Fort collins, etc.
Forbid building any more detached single family homes. Renovate the existing ones, build only mixed zoning apartment complexes 3-5 stories high (except in downtown regions where it can be higher.)
Put significant tolls on the highways to encourage cagers to stop caging. Expand park and ride system.
Nuke aurora.
$10,000 fine and 1 month in jail mandatory for failing to pick up your dog's shit. Repeat offenders have their dog euthanized and get 5 years in jail.
Send the homeless to houston or something. Or at least stop gibbing them gibs.

>>make mayor/dictator for life puddin pants who loves bike lanes ride a bike for once
This. I don't know who the fuck builds these "bike lanes" but they need to force the fucktard fatass government shitlickers to ride what they are responsible for signing off on. I've seen some fucking shit, man.
New thread
>tfw my mayor bikes to work daily and was responsible for getting us our first correctly done protected bike lane
america is such a unaesthetic country
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Demolish the gypsy slum, which is mostly illegal anyways, and evict the residents who keep polluting the nearby park and cutting down the local forest, illegally of course, reclaiming the beautiful hillside for normal people.

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Last thread is over 300
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Nah, files are too big, too many pictures, too much redundancy
dumb phoneposter
thanks for the tip I didn't know it made a difference but I'll change it
Ricardo bikes are just Australian made road bikes from the 80's/90's I believe.
Thank you for conceding
Get white hoods and cable housings
Replace bottle cage with metallic one
Lose the dork disk and reflectors
Lose the whitewall tires
Position quick release levers correctly
Get rid off useless cable lock
Upgrade pedals

That's about all I'd do to make it super sick
Nice find pal!

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Hey, resident cager here with not the most riding experience but I still like to lurk- I see a lot of riding stories being retold and the inevitable road raged soccer mom/chad etc encounter comes up. I've gotta ask, level with me guys because I see this a lot, are ya all REALLY 'almost literally dying' as much as you say?
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It's terribly obvious that you have never ridden in a highly populated city like NYC or CHI.
>Here's a prime example of what I'm talking about: You should not be riding so close to parked cars that someone opening a door will take you out. Cycling Safety 101.
Fuck you. if you are riding properly and you have to overtake a car turning left on a populated street you are no doubt going to have to overtake putting yourself in a "DOORING POSITION"
>The only person on the road you can control is YOU. Worry about what you're doing instead of expecting everyone else to keep you safe.
still doesnt take into account the homicidal cab drivers and ignorant bus drivers who could give less of a shit if you live or die because they are covered by insurance.

Keep living in your fucking lovely bubble where as long as you take care of yourself you'll be fine but I really wish i could be there when you're laying there groaning with a broken pelvis and ribs like I was 2 years ago. no matter how prepared you are no matter how confident you are NOTHING can prepare you for human ignorance and that is something that community bicycle outreach tries to eliminate. you are the problem.
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You know ow what would have completely removed the need to even be prepared to lie there with a broken pelvis?
You guessed it :
Two ton metal cage.
It's probably the same brakeless fixie idiot who was arguing that it's perfectly normal to take a drink from your bottle while tweeting with the other hand.
>Illegal speeds with vehicles not allowed on the highway due to speed and size
>Bets run over by a truck because of said reasons
>Grass is green and sky is blue
riding an "open air vehicle" should be part of the driving test tbqh. It doesn't have to be a bike, could be a trike, a pedal car, a moped, mobility scooter, quad bike. Just anything to give you some perspective on what it feels like to be given literally no humanity by cagers zooming past you.

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Zipped on by as I was CLEAR, pulling out from a parking lot, making a right turn. There was a small car parked on the side blocking my view of him completely. A normal bike, I would have seen. And the speed he was going is just idiotic to top it off. Could have made someone's day really bad...

This guy is a road hazard. Recumbents should only be on bike paths.
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I mean, at least I would be able to see a kid on a kick scooter in the street. This guy has a death wish.
>Recumbants fag receive the sweet release of death
>Cagers goes to jail for life
It's a win win!
>Your honor, he was riding a recumbent

No jury would convict.
Vehicles with unusual loads (wide, long, protruding, etc.) are required to use flags. All vehicles have to have lights and reflectors. Requiring such low riding vehicles to have visibility flags is pretty reasonable.

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Last year, a 51-years old man was using the pic related to commute to work on a public road in Japan. It crashed against a motorbike at an intersection, and upon inspection, police found out that this vehicle does not have brakes or mirror and thus is not allowed to be use on public road. The case have been sent to prosecutors office today with suspicion of disobeying laws related to road and transportation

What do /n/ think about these 1-wheel segway?
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People are beta testers for software flaws - Protectors and helmet recommended. Can neither be used legally on road or boardwalk (would have to be insured). Batteries are house fires waiting to happen - units without any thermal protection around.
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Are you implying that one can't commute on a toy?
A one wheeler like that physically can't have brakes.

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>Realistically, how long am I going to be using these for? 5+ years if I don't upgrade?
I used Series IIs for almost 15 years. Never liked the Xs one bit, and even the A20s didn't really jump out at me (not a fan of having that control/battery box dangling on the cord), so I stuck with the Series IIs until they quit supporting them.
Sup bruh, fixed wing guy down in San Diego but I saw a blackhawk presumably from Pendleton hovering at Carlsbad yesterday. Was neat

That’s good. My girlfriend lives in France and i’d like to be able to see her often
new bread

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Currently has Ground Control 2.1" tires. Tons of room in the front.... But that front fucking derailleur got on my nerves right quick home boys
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And how do I sneakly remove reflectors and dork disc when the GF specifically told me not to
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Tell her the rear reflector on the wheel twsted side ways and caught on the frame which coud have dangerous. Then get big front and rear light and remove those reflectors in a few weeks claiming they were blocking your lights from some angles.
When it comes to the fork disk - wait until you need to change the cassette and say it fell off and break a couple of the bits that hook the spokes.
Grow a pair.

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So I got this 90s rigid mtb in the pic a couple weeks ago. Got a big nail through the back tire yesterday and I think i will buy a new tire at least for the back because the tread is completely worn off in a lot of spots and there's a large nail hole in it. The front tire is in better shape.

Front tire is a continental tour ride 26x1.75 and the back is a Kenda kwest 26x1.5.

Should I get a back tire that is the same size as the front or does it matter? I mostly ride it in the city, would getting two thinner tires improve performance much? I do want to take it mountain biking someday so I don't want to go too thin.

Does anyone have recommendations of some tires that are good quality and a fair price?

Thanks, and sorry for all the questions I have never bought tires before
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>Should I get a back tire that is the same size as the front or does it matter?

Doesn't matter.

> I mostly ride it in the city, would getting two thinner tires improve performance much? I do want to take it mountain biking someday so I don't want to go too thin.

Go with wider tires. Narrow tires are for perfect tarmac.

>Do the flat-proof continentals deter performance enough to make it worth it to deal with getting more flats?
They're not flat proof. Just more resistant.

Good enough.

Better tire usually goes on the front.
I love flat proofing. I used to run kevlar reinforced tires- gatorskins, armadillos, whatever. They I switched puncture resistant strips- Tuffies to be exact. Nowdays I run whatever garbage tire I want, no tuffies but rock puncture resistant tubes (sometimes called thorn tubes). Never get flats anymore and the tubes outlast the tires haha.
Pasela PT (aka Pasela TG) are great. The standard Pasela (the non-PT/TG version) are very prone to flats. If the 26x1.75 comes in PT/TG then that's an excellent option.
Not in my experience. i had some std paselas and they didn't flat once until they were worn and needed replacing. Half those kms were loaded touring too. Great tires.
Agreeing with the other anon - I've ridden lots of miles (road, gravel, touring, city commuting) on fancy Paselas (Compass and Soma -branded versions with lighter casings) and never had issues with flats.

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is 1x road the wave of teh futute?
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Who makes a silver direct-mount oval narrow wide?
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>enjoy without getting warm
>he can't enjoy warm beer

>that middle zero tolerance sees abuse.
>he still having factory bevel but thinks it's abused

>I hate small monitors. 58" 4k ftw
>but sits halfway across the room to view the whole screen

>Spearmint extra is dank as fuuuuuck
>he says dank
soyboy numale
Garbaruk, just drop them / him a mail and add then I think $15 to your order
I don't want to sound like a dick, but you sound like you're shifting wrong- there's more to it than most people know. For optimal efficiency, minimal wear and risk of mechanicals, you want your chain to run parallel to your frame as much as possible. Otherwise it's cross chaining and that's where the sound goes from quiet and pleasant to unbearable grating. If your bike is set up properly and tuned, there should never be a noise from your front derailleur except when shifting or when cross chained.

It even happened in the 2009 TDF, Lance was trying to keep Contador behind him on a climb even though they were both on Astana. Lance was cross chained and didn't want to have that momentary drop in momentum to get is drive-train back in order. His chain popped off and Contador took the stage and the lead from Lance. The public outcry that Contador should have had "honor" or "sportsmanship" and stopped and waited was bullshit. Lance put himself in a shit situation and lost because of it.

>And that's why you should learn to shift better.

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>can go like 50 kilometers on a bycicle with 35+ km\h

>go run, play football, whatever
>dead in 20 minutes

What the fuck is my problem
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And also correct.
Also when you're a multimillionaire and one of the best football players in the world you can go to a barber shop and tell them to JUST your hair.
You sound like a flatlander. It's easy to just sit there and spin.
that samurai haircut is based tho
pay your rice taxes peasant
>ran a marathon the other day
>can't ride 20km/h for more than 20 mins
You're fine op

any decent magnetic or otherwise self-powered lights? i don't want to build up a new wheel for the commuter/lockup bike. pic related
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Dyno hubs can charge cell phones
Plug your chargey light into one maybe
Why would I even bother? It recharges in a couple hours.
Then get a bright LED light with a battery you can swap out during the ride and carry an extra battery or two.
Check out what I did. I load it with a 2900mah 18650, carry 2 spare 3000mah 18650s, and the built in usb rechargeable 2600mah 18650 the light came with in my backpack. A good charger like Nitecore D2 at home is worth the $15
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My edelux II dims about 50% when you stop, and stays lit for about 3 minutes. It lights up well enough from just above walking speed, and increases in brightness when you go faster.
The beam pattern is amazing, i have had chinklights that are brighter, but this light illuminates the road a lot better and the light it casts is a lot nicer to ride to. The optics of a bike light matter a lot. You have full confidence riding down unlit roads/trails/descents on a dark night. It also does not blind other road users, as i suspect your strong head mounted light might.
The weight & the power drain of a schmidt hub are negligible. The light & the hub are bombproof. I do understand how marginal gains would mean not wanting one though. Once you've had it it's hard to go back, if you like riding at night.
Modern dynamos & led lights are imo the most significant new piece of tech in the last 50 years.
You won't find a single person riding them that regrets it or doesn't get it.
For spot focusing, sometimes i'll ride with a head mounted flashlight with a variable focus ring as well.

It's fucking expensive though. That's the only real downside.

The bike institute thread made me wonder what kind of neighborhoods you guys grew up in, and how big or little cycling was.

For me, it was great. Typical American cliche of riding to friends' houses, and cousin's living a few blocks away. Built BMX jumps in a nearby field. I remember a friend asking a stranger working in his yard, if he could pump up his tires. His garage was open, rode up, he started his air compressor and let us use it as he went back to his thang. I dont see that happening in the same neighborhood in this day and age....
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In that chronological order
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teach your kids to do that shit
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Got it for my birthday, had it for two weeks until it was stolen. Our garage door opener was malfunctioning and randomly opening.

I don't even remember the make or model of the earlier two bikes (second was from Wal-Mart, first idk I was too young) this felt like my first real bike.

It was the first bike I actually started going around town with, rather than just the neighborhood.

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