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/pybt/ Post Your Bike Thread

Starting off by reposting my new bike. That saddle (Selle Italia Flite Ti) is somewhat uncomfortable.
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My "new" bike. Pretty good setup that fits me well for longer tours, except...
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Here's my winter bike for the winter which never really happened. I've been considering taking the snow tires off and putting regular slicks back on it, but I'm afraid if I do I'll call down a late March blizzard on my part of the country. There's been essentially no appreciable snowfall the past two months... pretty disappointing actually, I never actually needed to use my studded tires.

>>1056348
>saddle is somewhat uncomfortable
I know there are people, including me, who would love to have that uncomfortable Flite saddle. There's a saddle thread in the catalog, I posted a few that I have in my parts bin and would happily trade if you were interested. I have a couple of others too, just saying...

Love that bike, looks like a fun ride. How are you planning to use it?
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>>1056350

This contraption, which marries the brifters to the Magura brakes, had to go. Along with the Maguras.
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>>1056348
I used to have that flite saddle on this bike til recently swaping it out for an older more stylish turbo. They feel almost the same desu
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>>1056351
It will replace the steel road bike that I ride to work every day. This thing is steel, too. Way lighter than I thought it would be.
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>>1056351
Doesn't the sound of that dragging mudflap annoy you?
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Got new wheels. Went from SS to fixed.
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>>1056378
What a disgrace
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>>1056377
The flap only drags at very low speeds and isn't noticeable, when riding at more than 10 mph the wind keeps it off the ground entirely.
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>>1056350
simple. i like it.

-- Pic related. --
My Merida Reacto 500. Bought it last fall, as i wanted to start riding. I think its a great beginner bike, and I have no complaints with it, except for the pleb tyres it came with (Continental Ultra Sport). which im gonna swap to GP4s
Some spec:
>Carbon fork
>Aluminium Aero frame
>Shimano Ultegra 6800 group
>wheels. Merida super AERO 38
> weight. Around 9.5kg.

Its a bit heavy, but so am i.
Any ideas for further improvement?
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just picked this up, sucker for the mixte frames. going to put a new stem along with a drop bar conversion and 9sp. probably going with a single front chainring for cheapness as well.
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>>1056392
That's not a mixte, it's just a woman's frame. Don't bother wasting money on upgrading that piece of shit.
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>>1056396
What this guy said
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>>1056390
A crankset that's on the level of the rest of the groupset
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>>1056378
I dig it, whats the ratio?
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>>1056420
54:17. It is quite flat where I am.
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>>1056378
how have your parents taken your coming out?
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>>1056425
RIP knees
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>>1056459
>>1056378
>>1056351
>>1056350
fuck me all these hot bikes itt
im getting fenders on my road bike soon, rack next
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>>1056456

I've been commuting on that ratio for 3 years now. Knees are still tip top senpai.
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>>1056348
Nice bike man!
3 Qestions though.
How does that ye olde XTR perform?
Are the mch disk good in all-weather conditions?
Aaaaaand Why the chris king headset,are they really better than other brands?
Man if I wasn't half white I would steal that bike from you.
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I think this will be the final setup for my road bike.The only thing that bothers me is the stem not being level (-17 deg) and the crankset being too bulky
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le tire
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>>1056476
buying moment
much fun
its a cyclocross
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>>1056477
was a bitch driving home with 2 bikes though
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pls rate
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Not quite sold on the DT shifters yet hence the untrimmed cable
Had to switch to the inner (and smaller) chainring because the outer one is sharkteethin' like crazy
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>>1056480
do you have a proper side shot? That thing is looking hot
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Riding on snow and ice on full slicks is sketchy as fuck, unsurprisingly. Still did 10 miles
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>>1056481
Cant take the ring off?
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all these bikes suck

where are the fredsleds??
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>>1056533
Not without getting chainring bolt spacers or something
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>>1056481
>Not quite sold on the DT shifters yet

they're weird at first but after several weeks~a month it was like second nature.
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>>1056473
I like your style, senpai. May I suggest a 5-arm GXP-type SRAM crank?
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Put a new big ring on. It's super fast now.
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Running a 53tx12t
>>1056561
Do I look fast btw?
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>>1056566
Youre perfect
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>>1056566
>53tx12t

I bet you'd be better off tucking in any situation where you'd use that gear
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>>1056469
The XTR shifts well. I'm in Phoenix, so I can't really say anything about all weather performance. The Chris King headset is the smoothest I've ever had.
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Screwing around near Kaiserslautern
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>>1056575
Breh just spin it from an aero tuck on the flats. It's biopace.
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>>1056578
Why do you ride that bike on trails?
More importantly, why don't I ride that bike on trails?
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>>1056579
>3.57MB for 20kb worth of pixels
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>>1056561
I've upgraded everything on the bike that can be upgraded with the exception of sti levers, brakes, and the interrupt lever for the front brake... Not a single piece cost more than 35 USD.
>>1056585
Probably bc it's expensive and looks breakable
>>1056586
Blame Samsung
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>>1056480
>that saddle angle
Otherwise cute

>>1056493
>no slicks
Dropped

Also, r8 my favorite bike
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>>1056589
Looks comfy but heavy. I recommend making it a single speed and putting shorter cranks on it. Or keep it the way it is and get toe retention.

Gonna build a new wheelset with 270g tubular rims. Currently my wheelset is 1800+ grams x-x
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>>1056585
>>1056588

It was mostly paved there. I did end up flying down some logging roads that day, but not too bad.
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>>1056589
It's got another set of wheels with slicks.
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>>1056589
This bike is adorable
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>>1056604
My /n/igga

Daily reminder that if you don't have a rigid MTB with slicks you don't belong on this board
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>>1056604
>RI T C H E Y L O G I C 94/58 BCD triple
>Shimano M739 derailleurs, 3x8
>Canti brakes
>Fenders
>bell mounted on the bar ends

Awwww yissssss
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>>1056566
I rate your face
Jihad/10
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>>1056398
the crankset is ultegra aswell. but you think perhaps one with a powermeter would be better?
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Here's my fatbike, right before we got 21" of snow.
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>>1056591
Damn son, your wheels are heavier than mine (assuming you weigh them without a cassette). Getting lighter wheels was one of the best upgrades I made to this bike, made it so much more responsive. I dropped something like 800g from the wheels themselves and a little over 1kg from the tyres.
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>>1056633
>the crankset is ultegra aswell
Is it?
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shit
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>>1056644
holy crap. your righ!. the chainwheel is called:
Shimano RS500 52-36 so this should be upgraded?
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>>1056589
Those '70s reflectors are charming a.f.
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>>1056597
Would convert into tall-bike / 10
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>>1056633
I thought the crank was an FSA model due to the chainring... photo is too fuzzy to read the decal on the crank. Buy her the widest Panaracer tires that she'll fit and she'll reward you for miles and miles
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>>1056648
Loving it. There's a 1988-as-fuck checked Reebok cycling Jersey on eBay that would go perfectly with that D-Back
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>>1056653
It's not like it -should- be upgraded, but it would be the next logical step, aside from fancier wheels and some nice tires.
It's still an almost brand new bike though, just go ride it until something fails
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>>1056566
You look smelly.
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>>1056658
>>1056656
cheers guys. thanks for the inputs. just spoke to my LBS, and im getting new wheels on tuesday.
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>>1056663
Don't go crazy throwing money at it just yet
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I know, not driveside ...
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>>1056671
i wont, but running on Continental UltraSport is killing me. Least comfortable tyres i have ever ridden.
i dont get it. you spend 1300 dollars on a bike, and it comes with tyres worth only 15 dollars.
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>>1056473

That's awesome. How much was the orig frame?

This is my Winter bike. Got it for Winter and commuting. But I like it so much I might even upgrade the wheels and groupset to 105. Claris is ok but the big cog jumps really fuck up my climbing. Other than that this is comfy af to ride.
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>>1056629
Yeah, I took an old racing MTB and turned it into a mule.

>so many loop clamps
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>>1056693
I seriously doubt you know what you're talking about. What other road tires have you ever ridden? You said yourself that you're a beginner. I think you're going to be disappointed after spending $100 on a new set of tires.
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>>1056708
This. Besides, the frame has at least as much effect on comfyness as tires. My road bike with 23mm tires at 10 bar is much comfier than my rigid MTB with 50mm slicks at 3.5 bar.
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>>1056693
Try running a lower pressure if you're at fucking 120psi like on the sidewall there.

>>1056712
You could run 50s at 25psi/1.7bar without problems though. Shit should be comfy.
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Finally got a front brake on. Even got some kool stops and holy shit does this thing stop
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>>1056724
>kool stops
one of the few memes actually worth the money

nice ride though, looks like it would be pretty fun innawoods
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>>1056686
Get those decals off your rims
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>>1056724
My favorite mtb on /n/
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>>1056557
thanks. I was thinking something along those lines or a dura ace 7700 crankset, but i'm worried it won't be compatible with my 11-speed drivetrain

>>1056694
around 50 USD. Yours looks comfy as hell, upgrading to 105 is definitely worth, the wheels i'm not that sure, I think somethimg like aksiums or rs11 are enough for a winter bike.

>>1056648
hot
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Tax return came in, and got a "new" old bike to celebrate passing my third mate's license test. Just got it today back from an overhaul. Raleigh Tourist, 1975 or 1976 model as best as I can tell based on the hub; I have no idea where to look for the S/N.

Rides like a fucking dream, though. I barely even feel the road.
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>>1056773
It's effectively brand new. The rod brakes even stop the thing on a dime.
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>>1056758

Steal, man. Did the build up take a long time?

Yeah I'm thinking Aksium discs, eventually. My current wheels only have a ten speed hub, which for a 2016 bike is ridiculous but thats a different matter. I will probably ride the Claris til it dies before I upgrade I think but that frame is seriously great.
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Commuter.
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>>1056782
yes, i don't know why i got it so cheap, but 2 years, 10,000 km later and a couple of crashes and I can't find a flaw.

i wanted a modern cockpit and threadless headset so it took a couple of months to find a 1 inch new carbon fork, meanwhile i was riding it like pic related
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>>1056787
nice! do you have more pics?
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2009 Felt F1 SL F'zi:k Ardea Saddle.
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>>1056655
Seth is that you?
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>>1056799
nice bike, sad that it got neutered
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shitbundle 1
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shitbundle 2
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>>1056708
ive ridden Schwalbe durano plus, GP4s ii and these. at 95 PSI these just feel so hard for me. Atleast compared to GP4's
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>>1056814
why is your saddle looking upwards?
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>>1056390
>>1056693
Low end contis are awful. I have some conti gran prix on right now (not the fancy GP4000 ones) and their grip is terrible. I've yet to ride the new Schwalbe Ones, but if they're anything like the old Ultremo, you'll notice a massive improvement if you switch to them.
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>>1056835
Take off that small chainring and gaurd.
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>>1056834

terrible bike, nice picture !
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Had my beater roadie out before it snowed. I love nice aluminum frames.
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>>1056641
So you have two fatties now?
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New wheels and cassette; All set for the season.
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>>1056869
Yep. The pink one is for ripping around town, the 907 is for actual fatbiking. I've had that one for a while.
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>>1056875
You should get a bashguard, m8. White would look trick on there. Race face light ones are on sale on Amazon right now.
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>>1056884
>white bashguard
Going for that "disposable plastic plate" look huh
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>>1056886
>>1056875
Actually, I think it looks sweet.
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>>1056804
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>>1056898
10/10
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>>1056898
why do you niggers never put on bartape
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>>1056898
What grouppo? Matching hubs? What rims?
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>>1056912
>>>1056898
>why do you niggers never put on bartape
I'm in the middle of the build, idiot. Can't you tell this is a mid build pic? No chain, pedals etc. I'm waiting for bar tape to be delivered.
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>>1056898
Fucking useless bike. At least lower the seat down if all you intend to do is coast
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>>1056913
Shimano sport lx "group". Exage hubs. Used tires that are red and match. 105 levers. Nitto stem. Laprade seat post. Trek saddle lol
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>>1056914
fuck you
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>>1056917
>>1056912
This is now a "post your projects " thread
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>>1056898
Nice project. Where's the bike though? I just see parts
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>>1056459
Frame geo is ugly as sin
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>>1056921
>>1056459
Agree - the Salsa Vaya is a really cool bike, and anon's build looks great, but that frame's geo just looks wrong. If they made that frame in a mixte version it would be sexy.
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>>1056838
It's because the bike is leaning on the fence at an angle, and the picture is taken close to the ground.
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Just rode my first few miles on her.
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>>1056916
Looks sweet, should ride beautifully. Nice build.
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Swapped tires. Was using Corsas on this bike but I didn't like the look too much and I needed tires for a new build anyway so I put Rubino Pros on it. These are my favorite tires yet, they feel great on rough roads.
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>>1056960
That's beautiful.
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>>1056967
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>>1056992
Oh ya
>inb4 quick release seat post.

I couldn't find the right bolt and nut. It is unique to the frame. The 4 I had all didn't fit. It's temporary
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Terrible pic, I know
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>>1056473
nice desu~

>>1056758
no worries; worst-case scenario is that you just need a couple chainrings

>>1056773
TWEED
W
E
E
D

>>1056799
would convert to belt drive/10

>>1056973
Miyata <3
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>>1056589
hell yes, my dude.

but: sort out that front QR lever, and that red pump is raping my eye.

I would upgrade the seat post, if anything. not really necessary, but what you've got is heavy and shitty and overbuilt.

really like it overall, though.
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>>1057007
>TWEED
But unlike those RPing faggots, my bike was actually made in Nottingham with real English steel and not in China.
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>>1056986

Thanks! I ended up riding probably 10 miles in a few different locations. This was my first day of riding and it's more fun than I thought it would be. Even put on my LED headlamp and cruised until 10 pm.

I now understand why you guys ride.
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bought it just because I came across it on Amazon w/prime, too....I have an old Pea Picker beater to dink around on so don.t need this.
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>>1057051
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>>1057052
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>>1057053
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tough night on /n/?
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>>1057056
No, /n/ is just slow as hell. It looks pretty, but what are you going to do with it?
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>>1057062

ride it.
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>>1057002
> Dura ace
> No clipless pedals
???
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>>1057062
Park it in my bike shop and call it inspiration...I have an old pieced together manta ray-ish bike that I used to ride a bunch as my daughter was growing up, but not much anymore. I'm a right side AK and could benefit from a lighter bike. pic unrelated but I want one pretty bad...
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>>1057051
I'd be too tempted to convert it with a small motor.
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Just bought it for 250 Euros
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>>1057139
Nice score; now fix that saddle
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>>1057143
Yea the brakes need some tightening too but i havent had time to do it yet
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>>1057139
Awesome deal desu
Nice components and in team colours
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>>1056575
yeah easily. on -1% gradient I can spin it at 85+ RPM
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>>1057072
Just bought it, that's what came with it
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'15 Cube acid.. Hooning it on techier enduro-y stuff and manage to get down a lighter DH trail.

I have a 'new' bike waiting in my brother's apartment in BC. 2009 cove shocker. No pics of my own yet
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Yo guys, I need a new bike because my old one is shit and I want to start commuting the ~10km I have to work. I need something that's decently fast, but wont break if i do a shortcut through some forest/gravel paths with tree roots popping up here and there.
Been looking at the Kona Jake/Splice. Anybody who can recommend something to me?
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>>1057192
That gear range looks pretty limited for road riding. I'd get something with a double.
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>>1057192
Kona Jake is nice but not this version. It can't take mudguards nor a rack which is bad for a commuter. The Jake the Snake version is more suitable.
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>>1057195
40x11-32 ain't that bad, more than fast enough for commuting and equivalent to 34:28 on the low end. Could even drop it to 36t if he didn't mind tucking downhill and wanted something lower for climbing.
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>>1056802
Damn man i really like that its sleek

Heres my winter ride against a snow drift on top of a local ski resort climb
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>>1057199
It's not the min/max of it. It's that the spaces between are going to be big where usually you want tight spaced gears to maintain cadence in road riding.
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>>1057201
It's perfectly adequate for non-competitive riding. He's just doing a 10km commute.
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>>1057200
looks like a miniature bike on salt lol
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>>1057228
Gorgeous
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>>1057228
>Plastic platforms on a Paramount with DA.

10/10
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>>1057246
Hah, didn't even notice. Maybe they're just temporary and his clipless pedals are on a second bike?
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>>1057252
Just installed them for a quick ride around the block
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>>1056351
what is that saddle? Ive been looking for something that i can put much further forward on my seatpost than my current one
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Red bar tape soooon.
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>>1056724
better pic
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>>1057261
Please no, just go with black
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>>1057261
>bar tape not matching saddle
KYS

Also, wiggly compacts on that frame and groupset? Kill yourself for real. Find some maes bend bars for $10.
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>>1057261
fuck you and your faggot bike
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>>1057274
What's wrong with the bars? It's the only left over I had in the parts bin. Are you mad bud ?
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Has been nice enough for a couple days now to ride the Bianchi again. Forgot how aggressive the positioning on it is relative to the SSCX bike I've been riding over the winter...
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>>1057278
SSCX bike in question. Probably gonna slam the stem and chop the steerer soon.
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>>1057263
10/10 would shred some slopes with
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>>1057279
Oh hey ive seen you around port moody i think. Im >>1057200, your summer bike is beautiful
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>>1057274
Hey, can you say "kill yourself" one more time?

>Being this anal mad on /n/

Kek
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>>1057279
>SSCX bike in question. Probably gonna slam the stem and chop the steerer soon.
Don't. It will look tarded. Cut the steerer _a_bit_ but leave at least a 5 mm spacer on top so your stem fully grips the steerer and the bung top has room to sit above it.
Nice bike. A23 rims? Is the front tyre on front to back, or is that just the pic tripping me up?
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>>1057339
Not me, I'm in Kelowna.

>>1057342
Well I don't think a lack of spacers under the stem makes a bike look more or less tarded. And yes, I always leave a 3mm spacer on top.

Rims are WTB Frequency CX with the stickers removed. And not sure on the tire, though I've taken these studded ones off and mounted some CX tires for the commute now.
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>>1056523
Thats a cool Felt anon, is it fixed as well?
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>>1057345
I had it fixed for a while, but the gear on the fixed side was too tall for where I am so I switched it to SS.
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Starting a new build on this soon.
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>>1057377
nice, i love those old treks
i've always wanted to build one of those into a ghetto monster cross rig
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>>1057379
That's probably what I'll do with this, or maybe as a light tourer.
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>>1057382
Maybe when you get done building it, you can put it in your ass?
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>>1056351
Could you share the saddle name pleaze?
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>>1057377
Where do you get all these nice frames from?
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>>1057404
This is from a customer who didn't want it. Everything on the bike was BTFO, so it ended up being cheaper for him to buy a new bike (a Giant Escape) than to replace all the worn/broken bits. He left the old bike for me to scavenge.
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>>1057400
What's your problem, anon?
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My Baby, since here ive added some lock-on grips and one of those hideous "bell" gel saddles
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>>1057278
Magnificent
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>>1057379
what is monster cross
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>>1057444
>>1057444
Judging by a quick google search it seems to be Road bikes with PHAT tyres
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>>1057444
its like cyclocross but done with mtb components
there aren't really any new bikes like that, its more of a custom thing
they aren't really valid for races, so not much commercial drive for it

basically take a rigid mtb, old chromoly ones from the 90s work well
slap dirt drops, which are wide flared drop bars on there
rig up something with the shifting, either modern 1x10 or (my preference) old 3x7
shifters are going to be a bit hackish, some builds use cheap friction levers that mount on the bars
you can run wide-ish tires
the drive train is tough since mtb components

you can shred like mad on a good rig like that
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first road bike, 210 euros
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>>1057545
are those wheels small or are you tall?
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>>1057547
190cm here
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The focus is shit but I never take photos of my bike.
Never see anyone with fuji bikes in real life, but I like it alot
Does anyone have reccomendations for mudguards (front and rear)? Detachable and preferrably cheap is what I need. I'm an ausfag and it rains once a month, so it's good to have one you can slap on in the morning if it's raining. I use an ass saver extended on the back and it works pretty well, but the spray from the front soaks my lower pants.
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>>1057550
Boy that is one huge small-big chainring leap
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>>1057550
I think SKS has a clip-on model for roadies
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Raleigh Winner 1987, Quick picture from my commute.
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>>1057570
>neat.jpg
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>>1056507
Liking the decor
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Hung up
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>>1057637
>Orbea
>using a fliphone for pictures
8.7/10
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>>1057637
Forgot to resize image
>>1057643
It's a Samsung tablet
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How would you guys go about getting a good MTB but at a low price (I can't afford over 500€).

pic related is only thing in my price range I could find that looks good but has cheap material and apparently has bad brakes, fork and suspension...
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>>1057656
Buy used.

That bikes doesn't seem terrible, not particularly good but a step up from department store tier "mountain bikes". The brakes aren't going to be the worst thing about it, that would probably be the drivetrain.
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here's one of mine
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>>1057669
and another
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>>1057669
>>1057670
Are your arms 8" long?
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>>1057695
that's probably a grill
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>>1057670
>>1057669

Do neither of those have functioning brakes?
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This is my fancy-pants Rivenmeme. Pls no bully
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>>1057725
>rollamajig

You're alright
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>>1057733
Looks like a shiftmate to me
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>>1057725
Smooth looking ride dude, must have been a to of work getting her looking that new!
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>>1057725
>tanwall Panaracers

I like the cut of your jib, son.
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>>1057725
You're a crankset away from choking on Jan Heine's numb dick.

(just kidding, I dig it)
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>>1057725
>all of my semen
Want
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>>1057725
i hope you live somewhere where you can actually use that without worrying about being stolen.

By the way, how much does it weigh?
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>>1057695
i have long arms, yeah. last time i measured my wingspan it was slightly longer than i am tall, and im like 6'1

>>1057722
both of them, at the moment, have a single rear disc brake. the brake is hanging loose on the cruiser style one because i didnt have the right part when i was working on it but i hooked it up as soon after i took the picture
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>>1057827
thats a real clean looking bike but ive never been a big fan of that old brown color
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>>1057830
I wasn't either but it's a nice change from the traditional colors like black, white, etc
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>>1057827
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Rode the bianchi through Canadian winter, just gave it a good cleaning last night since weather is clearing up.
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Aeroad is mine, getting a powermeter for it soon(tm)
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R I G I D
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>>1057854
Trek 3000 series saddles are for faggots
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>>1057824
He was asking if you had short arms, probably because you have the saddles so far forward. You really need to work on your fit, I can't imagine the bars on that Diamondback are comfortable at that angle and the Giant looks like it'd put a lot of weight on your arms.
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>>1057173
i ibis too
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>>1057855
U mad, white boi?
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>>1057725
she's gorgeous, but I'm curious how much you paid and what type steel she is.
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>>1057827
clean af. keeping it period-correct is admirable, but that cottered crank and seatpost must weigh a ton. is the frame a good steel alloy, at least?
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Muh Trek
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>>1057862
I thought about upgrading but I decided to keep it the most original I could. I did upgrade the RD and FD to suntour units. This particular year came with plastic (yes plastic )simplex derailleurs that were notorious for breaking which mine were when I found it.

The frame however is single butted Reynolds 531. Very responsive for such an old bike (1971). A little heavy but makes for super solid and comfy over rough stuff. Thanks for the kind words
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>>1057856
Oh, my bad. I just like aggressive positioning on the bike, so I tend to put myself forward with my fits
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>>1057855
fuck off man
>>1057854
dank 90s rigid man, go ride some fire roads
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>>1057863
beautiful man, i love those old gradient paintjobs
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>>1057863
Fucking lovely, Klein-tier paintjob
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>>1057865
If you already replaced the derailleurs, might as well get rid of the cottered cranks also. Any mid-tier modern crankset will grant you a nicer ride.
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>>1057868
Thanks ive been riding all over the place with it
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>>1057725
mirin that cork berthoud.

>>1057832
you did good anon
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Work in progress and I didn't take the photo.

>>1057863
Amazing how many nice, old, pristine bikes there are.

>>1057725
/n/ porn
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>>1057915
Another bike.
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>>1057827
I-is this a classic Raleigh?
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>>1057919
It's a 1971 Raleigh Super Course. Yes
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>>1057865
If period-correct is your bag, you could keep an eye out for one of those nice TA six-arm alloy cranks. What hubs/rims do the wheels use?
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>>1057921
Good question. They are what came original. They are high flange hubs with single wall (lol) alloy rims. Pretty trick for that era
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>>1057922
Also, the bike came with a Brooks. The Brooks literally cracked in half when I grabbed it to pick it up. Sad face
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Total noob, just picked this up for $300. Excited to get into riding and going to work
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>>1057832
you gotta keep those cranks, they're just so fucking sexy with that drivetrain
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>>1057915
>amazing how many nice, old, pristine bikes there are
the thing with bikes is that aside from consumables, they last almost forever if cared for properly
that's one of the coolest things about them
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>>1057917
nice, i bet it was a fun climb up there
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>>1057924
>Specialized frame
>Giant seat
I'm fucking triggered.
Have fun be safe.
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>>1057278
>live about 15 min from a Bianchi dealer
I go into town for delicious breakfast sandwiches and to drool over the bikes.
Is it worth it? Do you do mostly flats or climbs?
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>>1057936
Stockholm?
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I bought this last week at a department store. The only reason I got this is because my gf wants us to have a no/low impact activity because I weigh 300 pounds and she is 230.

I chose this one mostly because it was cheap, at only 70 bucks, and it could support my weight. I got her a cruiser for 70 as well. I didn't want to put a lot of money into getting them because I figured she'd lose interest in it soon enough.

I'm the type of person to do a ton of research before and after buying something. I'm a little more enthusiastic about bicycles now. I know this would be a shit bike for any kind of hefty use, like a downhill MTB trail. In fact the handlebar has already come loose and I had to re-tighten it, and the things shifts like garbage. But it's been fun re discovering my inner child.

Also, my daughter likes riding with me. I got her an in-step bicycle trailer and she enjoys the ride. I think I'll be a little more serious in the maintenance now.

Sorry for all the text.

TL;DR: Fatty got a fat tire bike because other tires can't hold him.
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>>1057949

haha nice is that a 27,5+ bso ?

anyway cycling is great and you'll get fitter from doing it.
for losing weight I'd hit /fit/.
you can still have lot's of fun with bikes while beeing fat
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>>1057949
Good for you. Keep riding. Get excited about bikes and it make you want to keep riding and get better so you can justify nicer bikes.
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>>1057949
You are gonna demolish that crankset and fork within a month but good on you for riding. Dont upgrade anything on that bike though- time to start over when something breaks.
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>>1057949
My /n/igga
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>>1057951
Yeah it has 27.5 x 3. The other bikes I tried to sit on looked like the tires would go flat just from the test ride so I made sure to get fatties.

>>1057974
I certainly would do that, but we're on a super tight budget. I'm the breadwinner right now while she finishes up at school. Just one more year or two and maybe I can afford something nicer.

>>1057976
Well, do you think it might last a little longer that that? I'm not doing anything serious on it, just going up and down the street and at the park, usually pulling the trailer behind me. It'd be a shame if it didn't last more than a month.

>>1057977
Yo
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>>1057936
Bianchis? Yes, dewit. Climbs.
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I posted the Raleigh Winner above, here is my other bike.
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>>1057949
Great to hear! Keep riding. Like the other anon said, lose a few pounds and you'll justify a new bike... and a new groupset... soon enough you will be one of us lycra clad faggots complaining about cagers :)
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>>1057923
Maybe there's a local horse track supply shop in your area that can find a piece of thick leather that can be shaped & fastened to the frame?
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>>1058003
That's way too much work
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>>1058008
you're too much work
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>>1057991
flip & slam
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>>1057979
>do you think it might last a little longer than that
the thing with a BSO is its really hard to know
some of them are suprisingly good, and can last for years and ride well
some of them won't make it a month

a big part of it is also that department store bikes are assembled by employees who don't know how to do it properly, or aren't paid enough to care
if assembled properly most of those bikes would probably be fine
they'd still have shit components and poor overall build quality, but they wouldn't just disintegrate
however, if the bearings weren't greased properly and aren't adjusted well then they will die faster than you can imagine

>shifts like garbage
that's probably because the cables aren't routed well and the indexing for the derailer hasn't been adjusted well (or at all)

>handlebars slipped
they probably forgot to tighten the stem clamp

stuff like this is all fine if you know your way around bikes already and have the tools to correct it and the desire to do so for a cheap bike
however, just starting out, a BSO can be bad to the point where its dangerous
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Just picked up one of these for $975, how did I do?
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>>1058022
what the FUCK
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>>1058022
>29er_with_a_triple_road_crankset_and_skinny_slicks.jpg
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>>1058028
Rad bike, gay ass filter
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>>1058030
No filter.
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>>1058031
Rad bike
What's that on the seattube? Some sort of cable guide?
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>>1058033
It's a GoPro mount. Hardly use it, so I plant to take it off. It is distracting.
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>>1058034
What an odd place to mount a camera
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>>1058036
It was actually a pretty cool perspective. It gave a good shot of the front tire, terrain, and they bars, levers and sifters. I was surprised.
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>>1058022
Giant is an interesting company. put drop bars on and you'll fit right in
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>>1058022
like 29er hybrid mtb roadbike

i like it
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>>1058025
double crankset
>>1058038
I didn't want drop bars since I have back problems. I might even put a stem riser on but I'll see how I feel after a month.
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>>1058042
You know, drop bars doesn't necessarily mean an aggressive position. Back problems isn't a reason to avoid them.
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>>1058024
>>1058025
>>1058038
>>1058040
Have none of you guys ever heard of flat bar road bikes? If that thing had drop bars you wouldn't look twice.

>>1058042
That's fair reasoning, don't be put off by other's opinions. Before you buy a new stem try flipping the current one and it looks like you could raise it a tad too (unless that fork has a carbon steerer, in which case it's recommended to have a spacer above the stem). Also if you do replace the stem you may find that a shorter one could actually get you more upright than one with more rise. You can also play about with bar width to vary your positioning .
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>>1058050
Yeah, as a matter of fact I have a flat bar road bike. That thing is just a fucking disgrace
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>>1058060
How so? Yes it's a bit try hard for a flat bar bike but it's better than him having a drop bar bike with the bars right up and only ever using the hoods.
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Listed for £120, I could probably haggle down to £100.
What do you think guys? I'm tempted
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>>1058063
How is only ever using flats better than only ever using the hoods?
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>>1058071
So by your reasoning no one should have single speed bikes and they should instead just not change gear?
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>>1058075
I don't see how you could possibly draw that from my comment
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>>1058076
Well you're saying that instead of having what you need you should have what you'll never use. What's the point of drop bars if you never use the drops? What the point of having multiple gears if you never change them? You dig?
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>>1058078
Except that doesn't really apply
>What's the point of drop bars if you never use the drops?
The hoods. Even bullhorns would be better than flats+barends since the brake levers are right on the "hood" position.
Plus, who's to say your core strength won't improve over time, and one day you'll run into a nasty headwind and the drops will come in handy?
The only reason people get flat bar road bikes is because they don't know any better and "don't want to be all hunched over like those guys on the races lol"
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>>1058080
>The hoods. Even bullhorns would be better than flats+barends since the brake levers are right on the "hood" position.
So then there's no point in drops bar if you're only going to use the hoods as you could have bullhorns instead.

What if the hoods were still too far forward for the guy and he only ever used the tops then? Would you still say he should have drops instead of flats? Also a drop bar bike would be more expensive due to the hydraulic disc brakes, slightly less so if they were cable but it's still more money for something he wouldn't use.

>Plus, who's to say your core strength won't improve over time
He said he has back problems, I'm going to assume that's some sort of injury or disability.

>one day you'll run into a nasty headwind and the drops will come in handy?
Have you ever ridden a flat bar bike? You can still tuck and get almost as aero as with drops. That's if they guy can even tuck with his back.

>The only reason people get flat bar road bikes is because they don't know any better
Or perhaps because they do know better, they know that drops aren't the be all and end all when it comes to road bikes and in some cases they just aren't all that beneficial or worth the downsides.
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>>1058083
Fair enough
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>>1058035
T-tell me more
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>>1058091
It's a roland packsaddle comp. 1990s. Fully rigid. Chromoly frame. Shimano stx group. Converted it from canti to v brakes. Much better power. My first mtb I built and have been on it for 2 years. I'm now looking for a entry level hard tail with a suspension fork. Let me know if you have any questions.
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took the long way home from work today.
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>>1058035
>>1058031
>>1058028

nice bike, but whats with your image crop game ?
give that thing some room.

the tires look sweet and probably are peroid correct but I'd slap somehting like 2.2 racekings on for everyday use and maybe a different saddle , but that's really up to you.

anyway , nailed the aesthetic, nice work
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>>1058022

put on some fatter tires , like 38 or 42 and slap a ergotec aerowing on that.
it'll the future version of the 90s rigid bikepacking meme !
do it !
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>>1057979

that bike is kind of amusing with it's on trend wheelsize.
also ,I think riding a shitty bike is the first step to beeing good at repairing your bike.

I used to ride the shittest and budgetest hack fixie conversions around and due to something beeing in need of fixing all the time I kind of got into it.

bonus info: if you would just get rid of those stem spacers and adjust the handlebars so they are about the same height as your (hopefully allready fitted) saddle , people will take you way more serious.
no offence here.
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>>1058070
I fucking love pathracers.

Do it.
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>>1058070
Looks pretty damn sweet dude!
If you think you will enjoy it, grab it!
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>>1056773
Heights bike trail
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>>1058013
>flipping and slamming on a commuter build
u wot mate

>>1057949
Not bad. The fork will probably shit out, but with tires that big, suspension is probably redundant anyway. If you've got a local bike co-op, throw out some feelers to see if they have a suspension-corrected fork on hand in case the worst happens.
Also: THOROUGH BIKE CHECKUP. Bearings lubed, drivetrain adjusted, wheels trued. Always expect crummy setup on a dept. store bike.
Chapeau from a fellow Super-Clydesdale :o)
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Back once again with the Trollmaster. . .
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My steed with fresh ice tires
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>>1058177
DISGUSTING
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Just copped this, put on a new chain and rode away
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>>1058182
whoops
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>>1058183
That fork's toast mate. It's taken a bonk on the front pretty hard and bent back. A similar replacement should run you 40-50 bucks.
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>>1056398
Fucking RS-500 shitty ass budget crankset
Seems to get thrown on a lot of bikes, the rest of the groupset on my ar bike is 105. That thing seems to be flexy as all heck.
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>>1058183
That'll clean up nicely, new saddle and fork and you're good to go
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>>1058176
t-tell me about your bike and kitties, senpai
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Got a Roubaix last year after having a hybrid fora couple of years (also went clipless last year). Really enjoying it so far
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>>1058288

I chanced upon this used 6800 group for very, very cheap. Then... I didn't have anything to put it on except my old ten-speed.

Old cats aren't really mine, I just feed them and let them hang out in the garage for good luck (calico).
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>>1058357
>I just feed them and let them hang out in the garage for good luck
They're yours :v
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Aw man, the bump limit is reached. Someone make a new one. :3
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Should I get a miyata bike for 150$? Are they any good?
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>>1058516
old miyata road bikes were pretty good
depending on the groupset and the condition of the bike $150 isn't bad
got a link with pictures?
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>>1058663
http://m.ebay.com/itm/201846963373
I'm a newbie with bikes but I'm looking for something other than my full suspension MTN bike to ride around on.
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>>1058703
>triple butted chromoly frame
>2x7 suntour blaze drivetrain
>modern levers and hoods
>dt shifters (possibly indexed rear?)
>32 spoke count wheels
>new-ish looking tires
>shitty generic saddle
>rack/fender mounts
that would make a decent commuter, and would be pretty fun to ride around as a road bike
you're going to want to replace saddle and pedals if you get it, so factor that into cost
it won't be very fast compared to modern road bikes
downtube shifters take some getting used to, but are very tough and reliable
2x7 drivetrain is out of date and has big gaps in ratios, but is simple, and should reliable and easy to maintain, and is plenty for most riding
the rack/fender eyelets on the dropouts are nice, that makes it easy to set up for commuting or getting groceries and stuff
modern levers and hoods will be comfortable, and bars look decent
chromoly frame will be kinda heavy, but smooth riding and tough
drivetrain looks like its in ok shape, but make sure to lube the chain or replace it if it is worn, and double check the indexing and derailer limit screws

i would buy it for < $200 probably, but keep in mind that its ebay, so you have to factor shipping cost into price
also, ups can seriously fuck over bikes sometimes, so its possible that if it gets shipped it'll be trashed by the time it arrives, so make sure to insure the shipment

its a good bike
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>>1058718
Sweet, I don't really understand a lot but it seems like it would be a good starting point, it's really only for riding around nothing serious. Thanks!
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>>1058762
>riding around nothing serious
that's perfect then

my recommendation to all new cyclists is to learn some basic bike maintence and learn how to shift properly, because its different on a bike than in a car
read sheldonbrown.com/gears.html
and check out rj the bike guy on youtube for maintence tutorials




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