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last thread is nearly dead, post bikes and get berated
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>>1108408
and before anyone posts anything stupid yes, this is clearly not the OP's bike, but a beautiful one nonetheless
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>tfw I love these threads and am always active in them but I've never posted my bike here
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Flew to paradise with my bike.
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Started biking to work last week, I'm loving it. I have so much more energy during the day, and lost 7 lbs already.

Got a new bottom bracket and rear derailleur (not pictured), with new cranks on the way since my chainrings have a lot of runout and the chain rubs on the front derailleur on and off. Bottom bracket was stiff but now the bike spins like a dream. Also a derailleur guard, bullhorns, new cabling, are all on the way from China.

I have trouble shifting into top gear (rear), hence the new derailleur, but it still struggles. My H limit is set just inward of the setting that causes the chain to jump off. Also the cable is slack when trying to shift to top gear i.e. derailleur is at limit of travel. I realized today my derailleur mount is bent inwards and that's probably what's causing it, either that or a worn freewheel (chain is new).
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>>1108431
How long have you been into bikes? Sure k ow alot for a couple weeks of biking
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>>1108433
A little bit longer than these couple weeks, about a month, since I've been buying parts to build a trike too. I've been watching all the park tool videos and reading a lot of Sheldon.
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>>1108425
>>1108428
Sexy bikes, friends.
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Here's an updated picture of the beater commuter bike that's been my main around town ride for the past 6-7 years, it recently got new Marathon Racer tires and the wheelset that used to be on my CX bike.

>>1108431
>roller cam brakes
neat.

You spent money on a bunch of Chinese crap instead of getting somebody who knows about bikes to fix the easily resolved problems you describe first?

>>1108425
Sexy bike. I've wanted to visit Mallorca ever since I read up on Junipero Serra, is there much to see on that island besides touristy resorts?

>>1108438
Another very sexy bike. That inner chainring looks freakishly tiny for a road bike, what's your lowest gear?
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Damn thing was filthy after racing in the rain on Sunday.
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>>1108410
>and before anyone posts anything
Too late, OP already did
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>>1108443
>is there much to see on that island besides touristy resorts?
Yes. There's a reason why Serra de Tramuntana is a UNESCO world heritage site. The whole mountain range is gorgeous, especially when you get to see and experience it from a bike or by hiking through it. There are also multiple old cities and Palma especially has a lot to see. All the touristy resorts are on the coasts, the inland is mostly rural farmland.
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>>1108443
It is. Its a 50/34 and the cassette is 11-27. I hate it because i never use anything lower than 34/23 even on the long steep climbs out here. I actually bought the bike recently from Craigslist with some insurance money and those are the ratios it came with. Would love to change the chainrings to standard but the look zed chainrings are like $200. For that price im considering just putting on a pair of dura ace 9000 cranks so I can use a stages power meter.
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>>1108454
Haha i never noticed but even you can see on that picture the top half of my cassette looks almost brand new
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>>1108454
Go climb some steeper hills then
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>>1108443
I thought the chainring runout was because of the bottom bracket, and had it changed by a shop, who then told me it was the cranks. I thought the shifting problem was the rear derailleur or cable's fault so I changed both myself, and will probably go back to the shop for the hanger alignment (I didn't tell them about the shifting problem then since top gear isn't as important to me as a smooth bottom bracket, can do the other gears fine with friction shifting).

I did spend money on Chinese crap throughout everything though, it's not like it got in the way. The cranks are coming from Niagara cycle and not China.
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Here is my Eva-01 tribute
>>1108425
>>1108428
>>1108438
>>1108444
>>1108445
Really good looking bikes.
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>>1108500

Weak effort.
Would not take much to turn it into a dope ita-bike.
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>>1108438

What kind of space age crank is that?
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>>1108408
Dammit, flip that stem over.
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>>1108438
Where's the brakes?
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>>1108500
Thanks, Doc.
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>>1108500
Damn, that bike must be a trip going fast down a hill.
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>>1108502
I'm slowly changing more and more stuff. Who knows how far things will go but they are far from done.
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>>1108504
Its looks zed2 crank. Supposedly the stiffest crank available (according to look) and they sell for inordinate amounts of money online, which is why i will probably sell it when i service the bb over the winter
>>1108506
Front brake is integrated into the forks, rear brake is under the chainstays behind the bb
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>>1108454
you could just get an 11-23 cassette
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Tell me what to do with this fucking thing. everything but the frame is garbage.
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>>1108534
Upgrade it. Minivelos are cool as fuck!
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>>1108534
i'd probably run that as a fixed gear, since it is more of a fun bike for fucking around than a utility/performance ride
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>>1108541
I used mine to commute to school when I lived in Taiwan. The dude I bought it from was a bro and he built it up nicely for me as a 7 speed.
I did start with a single speed one but I wanted a little more out of it. If you just rode it to the store then yeah sure a single speed is fine.
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like i would let people slander my shitty bikefu i put together myself
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>>1108549
>shitty bikefu
m8 be kind to your bikefu
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>>1108549
whatever m8
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>>1108589
You welded the frame?
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>>1108591
Nah, but apparently someone before me did
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>>1108589
>pursuit frame geometry
>rised up stem
>bull-horns bars

What is the point anon ? is this a troll bike ?
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>>1108594
It's a poor SA-anon beater bike

would ride it though
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>>1108594
It's built out of spare parts from my junk box
Rides great though
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Can anyone give me any info on this or pointme in the right direction? Found it in a shed and took it, says carbolite 103 on the seatpost.
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>>1108609
>any info
Low-tier Peugeot
>point me in the right direction
Go ride it
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My new bike
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>>1108622
From the other side
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>>1108625
does that fork look possibly crashed or is it just the angle?
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>>1108631
I think it's just the angle
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>>1108625
Looks like a pretty cool frame, one that could tell some stories.

Did you get any of the original components with the bike or will you have to go searching to put it back together? On the bright side, whoever turned that bike into a fixie didn't grind off any of the brake stops or derailer hanger...
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>>1108622
You gonna build it up more or just ride? Looks dope either way, how much were those wheels?
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>>1108653
>>1108654
I know an old bicycle guy for some years who owns a shop.
I'm fine with how it is right now, can always convert back.
I didn't buy the wheels myself but you can find them for $130 on eBay. Don't know how much he bought them for.
If I need any components i can probably just ask. Sourcing old components is misery, better to ask some older racing shop if they can get them.
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>>1108658
Sourcing old parts on the internet is misery*
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repost because im gay
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>>1108673
Is that carbon?
I don't know anything about these new looking bikes.
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>>1108609
look under the bottom bracket, you might find some sticker with a combination of letters and numbers. Google that thing + peugeot and discover the name of your bike !

For example "PHE20 peugeot" gives pic related. (mont blanc 1988/87)
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>>1108589
>Running 1x with double chainrings
U wot m8
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Race face gears
Schwable tyres
Claud butler aluminium frame
28 bore shotgun slugs as hanlebar caps
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>>1108694
If you crashed badly - really, really badly - is there ever a chance they'd go off?
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>>1108700
They look fired already

Could be duds tho
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>>1108700
Shit
Meant to wright shells
They are empty so no chance of them going off but, im
Sure /k/ would more interested in this bike if they were live
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>>1108701
>>1108702
ok thanks
I know nothing about guns
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>>1108674
Yes
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>>1108692
It's a bashguard
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I just bought this for $250, I'm trying to figure out what year it's from. What do you guys think?
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>>1108600
>>1108607
fair enough buddy

>>1108724
>What do you guys think?
that it's a nice bike, but i don't know anything about mtb so i have a hard time figuring why it's worth 250$.

Also : what is that front derailler cable routing ?
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>>1108729
>what is that front derailler cable routing
You've never seen the top tube have three cables before? I always assumed it was so shit wouldn't be hitting it from the bottom when you're on a single track
There are still a few bikes with that design still being made too
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>>1108729
>i have a hard time figuring why it's worth 250$.
It's not, it's probably not even worth half that. The most valuable thing on it is that meme saddle which is like 50% of the value.
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>>1108724
That saddlebag is worth more than that dime a dozen Trek.

It may work well and it may be clean, but its not worth no two fiddy.
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>>1108730
>top tube have three cables
I've seen some bikes like that, they were all wall mart tier. But then again, i don't now much about mountain bikes. I'm more surprised about the fact that the cable is not attached to the seat tube or something like that.
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>>1108732
>>1108737
I was asking what year it's from, not what's it's worth you spergs
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>>1108724
What did you take this picture with?
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>>1108741
A canon T6 Eos
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>>1108740
You asked what we think, we think it's a piece of shit that you paid way too much for. It's from the mid to late 90s and that's as accurate as you could possibly need to be.
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>>1108724
ignore >>1108748
it isn't a piece of shit, its a pretty high quality 90s rigid
it won't be as good offroad as a modern hardtail, but will still be fun
it has pretty nice tires on it for use as an mtb, so you can go ride some trails and have a good time
ignore people saying you need suspension, you can still shred on a rigid
you could also throw some semi slick tires on there and commute with it
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>>1108750
This guy is right m8
>>1108724
Dope pic, dope bike
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>>1108750
>>1108751
Thanks guys. I'm going to build it up like this XO-1
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>>1108750
No, it's shit. It doesn't matter if it was high end at the time (it wasn't) because that was two fucking decades ago. Mountain bikes have advanced immensely in that time and that thing is going to be shit for anything other than smooth dirt paths, the sort of shit that you could ride pretty much just as well on a road bike.
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>>1108750
>>1108751
I really only got it because I missed my old Trek Multitrack

>>1108754
I'm not going to be mountain biking with it, I should have said so earlier
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Notice anything?
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>>1108425
Love the Campy, and that it's not matte black.
>>1108428
Sweet bike all around, but the finishing kit is a little iffy.
>>1108438
Looks are cool, you must be a giant.
>>1108445
Clean.
>>1108758
The toothpick crankarms?

And my bike- nothing special, but gets the job done for cheap, and the livery happens to match my school colors (frameset was originally a custom order for a southeast devo team 5 years ago or so, so I am unlikely to ever see another one with this particular livery).
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>>1108763
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>>1108752
right on man, i love mustache bars on old 90s rigids
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>>1108758
Suddenly I feel better about my bike
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>>1108754
you're right that it won't be as capable on rough terrain
imo though, old rigids are as much or more fun than modern mtbs for fucking around innawoods
if you're racing or whatever, then yeah it is shit
but if you just want to have fun and not worry too much about shit, then 90s rigids are fuckin dope
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>>1108764
nice
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>>1108758
the one-piece crank?

2stronk
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>>1108755
man you should never have sold that old trek
just throw racks and dirt drops on there and make a gravel tourer
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>>1108769
If you find handicapping yourself to be fun then fair enough. Still though, that doesn't change the fact that the guy hugely overpaid for that bike.
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>>1108771
>One-piece crank
I broke it 3 times.
I was riding like pic related for 2 months to school, one foot up on the frame.
My right thigh got disproportionately big.
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>>1108775
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>>1108775
>>1108758
LMAO I just noticed it in the original pic
Fucking classic mate, holy shit I'm laffin'

Most people wouldn't use one-piece/ashtabula cranks for a fixed conversion for the reason that they are shitty and weak. Thanks for not being most people though, this shit made my day.
Talk about one-leg drills lol
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>>1108772
I know I shouldn't have, I was just dead broke
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>>1108773
How did I hugely over pay?

Find me a steel bike that was made in the USA, has true wheels + working components, sicc blue splatter paint, and a new brooks saddle for less than $250 and Ill eat my shoe
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>>1108777
It was a nice bike, old crescent racing frame from the 60s.
Still have it.
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>>1108779
You can literally get 90s mountain bikes for half that price, even if you absolutely had to have the meme Brooks you could buy one and still have money left over.
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>>1108782
What part of the country do you live in? The market is not saturated with them where i'm at. There are are probably 100 aluminum hybrids to 1 steel rigid where I'm at. Also how is Brooks a meme? Do you not like them because they're old technology?
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>>1108782
You are absolutely retarded for making blanket statements about used bike price. You didn't even know what country he's from.
Completely misunderstand the value of a rigid 90s mtb.
Buttblasted and triggered by a brooks saddle.
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>>1108782
>You can literally
Bikes don't really sell around me and I'd probably end up paying something similar to them. I've gone out of my way a few times to score some deals so sometimes I'd rather just pay a little more.
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>>1108784
>>1108789
>>1108791
Sure I guess being in the middle of nowhere is a valid excuse, but it's still far more than the bike is worth. A bikes value is in itself, not where it's being sold.
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>>1108724
With the power of Google (and the vintage trek website), you've got a '92.

But $250 for this thing? Yeah the lugged Trek frames are nice I guess, but they aren't rare at all (like, say, the Bridgestones). And Exage 400LX is a seriously budget group.

It looks like someone has taken nice care of it and it has newer tires, but a few minutes of searching turned up five similar bikes with nicer components for about half the price my local craigslist.

Unless it had that brand new Brooks when you bought it, in which case most of your money went towards the meme saddle.

>>1108729
Yeah that's fuckin' weird. Why does the sheath mount so low, and why does the cable run down to the bottom bracket and back upward?

I've seen frames with a pulley down low to allow a bottom-pull derailleur to be used with top tube routing, but the pulley usually isn't that low and the cable sheath mounts further up in the normal location.

>>1108754
>mountain bikes have advanced so much that I can't imagine riding on anything other than perfectly smooth dirt without several thousand dollars of suspension and carbon to help me.

>>1108773
>If you find handicapping yourself to be fun then fair enough.

I love the looks on MTB bros faces when I come flying down a gnarly hill on my rigid steel bike with drop bars, and then blow past their carbon fredsleds on the climb back out.
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>>1108811
>I love the looks on MTB bros faces when I come flying down a gnarly hill on my rigid steel bike with drop bars, and then blow past their carbon fredsleds on the climb back out.
my man
old rigids are capable enough if you have good riding skills that they can ride almost anywhere
sure, they may not be able to go quite as quick, especially going around sharp, bumpy corners
most mtb riders are limited by skill, not their bike
there's nothing wrong with riding an old rigid, you can ride almost anything with one if you have the skills
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>>1108807
>A bikes value is in itself, not where it's being sold.
That's how it works in your mind but not in the real world. You can haggle the price down but people can be jewish as fuck.
You can't beat the jews.
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>>1108811
I don't care if you're Danny Hart, come to some real trails and I'd be so much faster on my bike that it's laughable (less likely to crash too). And no I don't have a carbon bike costing thousands.

>>1108819
Gear a road bike low enough and you can ride that anywhere too, it'll just be slow as fuck, agonising, and potentially dangerous. No amount of skill can make up for the lack of suspension on real trails, along with the crappy geometry and brakes you'll end up crashing or getting off to walk whilst I blow past you on a bike from this century.
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>>1108826
I get what you're saying but I'm not talking about the cost of a bike but the value. That bike might cost $250 where he's from but it's not worth it.
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Spare me the usual commentary about track bikes
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>>1108831
Makes me miss my fixed gear. Where did you get your frame?
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>>1108832
Picked it up locally, it's an NJS frame from the 90s if I had to guess, has 110 rear spacing -- super crazy slim bike
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>>1108833
its sweet man, people don't get it till they ride one
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>>1108831
>track bike
>flat bars
I don't think so bub
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>>1108831
>dat low gearing
>dem '06 chopped risers
Dun look like track bike.
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My new build, single speed with no brakes. I call it the Ghost Bike
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>>1108837
48 17 for everyday use is fine, it's not velodrome gearing, obviosuly
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>>1108840
Track bikes are for riding on the track, if it's not geared for the track then it's not a track bike. Also the bars.
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>>1108839
What size tires? I think it would look good with 28mm or as wide as you can fit on that thing. Make it look mean.
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>>1108839
>bait bike
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>>1108856
That's the next thing I'm gonna do, I've got my eye on some 32c panaracers at the lbs
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>>1108855
So this is my bike, I use it on a paved trail and ride it 15 miles one way, and back maybe once a week. I would pump up those tires to their max rating, 80 PSI. just got some more gnarly dirt tires, and should be taking it on some trails this or next weekend. Its crazy, after hundreds, maybe a 1000 miles of that paved path, the rear tire barely showed any wear. Dry rot was the bigger problem than tread depth.
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>>1108764
you a grill?
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>>1108870

grills don't know how to take a bike photo
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>>1108874

*they also don't ride skinwalls afaik

looks pretty damn good for a manletbike, I've gotta say.
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>>1108500

what's going on with the rear rim ?
how didi that happen ?
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>>1108674
yes it is
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Low is a lifestyle my friends
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>>1108907
>hit a pot hole
>squeeze both your eyeballs deep inside the skull
Yeah, nah.
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>>1108831
>track bikes
tarck biek bro

if it's not set up for the drome then it's not a track bike, even that brit that rekt that lady was riding more of a track bike than that its
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1/3
Coventry Eagle repainted by previous owner. Used for commute and general rides 5 miles or less.
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2/3
My Specialised Allez used for road rides 5+ miles with light to moderate luggage.
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>>1108919
Wow lovely bike mate
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>>1108919
Forgot to add picture, have since added a pannier rack and mud guards.
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3/3
My hardtail, have since added mudguards. Used for off-road rides or hauling heavier loads such as my weekly shop.
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>>1108428
You're not Andre Greipel, what's with the massive sprinter stem?
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>>1108870
No matter whether I've posted my old Tarmac or the TCR, I always get asked this (are you the same person? I've seen that Focus posted before). I'm not even that much of a manlet- I'm 5'9, I just prefer smaller frames.
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>>1108408
rate my commuter/pussy magnet
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>>1108933
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>>1108933
That frame looks fairly crude, it's not home built or something is it?
Either way guaranteed to rustle some jimmies.
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>>1108830
>8 metal pipes, 2 rubber circles, and a meter of hose
show me any bike worth more than 20 dollars in materials
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>>1108855
Is this a 29er stunt jumper?
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300 €, this Gazelle bike a good deal?
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*SKRRRRT*

DING DING HOT TRASH COMING THRUUU
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When I'm not making ur girl wet on my fixie I'm impressing ur dad with my T A L L B O I
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>>1108782
This. I won't pay more than $50 for anything that's not handmade by Italian virgins and running full Super Record
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>>1108966
that is possibly the shittiest bike i've seen on here, and not in a good way
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>>1108933
Was jelly until I noticed
>no-weld frame
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Got it today, took it out on the local singletrack and it was fucking awesome. Ive been there before with a shitty old MTB and I had no idea what I had been missing out on.
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>>1108775
There is a solution to this madness
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>>1108408
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>>1108967
except my dad knows motobecane turned to shit after 1981
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>>1108886
It's a rim skin
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>>1108886
let's just say dicc brakes let you do some weird shit
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>>1108988
lol good thing that's my roommates bike
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after two hours in the rain, soggy
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>>1108993

Is that a BSO? Kinda looks like it...
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>>1108408
Here she is;
'88 olmo sintex
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This is my "main" bike
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>>1109039

And this is a "winter/commuter" bike I built up cheaply because I was sick of constantly cleaning my one bike.

Annoyingly, this one is lighter and stiffer with better wheels and I like the straight horizontal tubes more. Also my "main" bike has wider tire clearance and disc brakes, meaning it is a perfect choice for shit weather. I would like to swap the groupsets over, but I am snobbish against Boardman bikes as my "main" bike because of the Halfords stigma, even though they are fucking amazingly regarded.
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>>1109041

Durr. Forgot pic.

Also my Specialized has disc brakes.
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The cross rig I'm borrowing for the season- it's not too bad, I just hate the older Shimano shifters as I cannot get enough leverage to 1 finger-brake from the hoods. First race of the season is tomorrow!

>>1109031
More pics!
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>>1109043
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>>1109044
That saddle looks so out of place
Lovely bike though
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>>1108412
Well what are you waiting for
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>>1108967
Why must you people always be so crass
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>>1109044

I upgraded earlier this year to to the newer Shimano brifters. Got another bike that has the old ones which is this one >>1109042

I was perfectly happy before I upgraded but braking from the hoods now seems absolutely atrocious on the old style levers - the pivot is in the exact wrong place. And the way they open up the whole internal mechanisms to the elements when the lever is pulled is ridiculous.
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>>1109044

Also, have you tried disassembling that yet? Its a cool idea but doesn't it lose a lot of stiffness? I can just imagine it going horribly wrong and catastrophically falling into pieces half way through a race.
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>>1109046
Yeah, it is pretty strange, I could probably save 150g just by swapping in a cheap $25 saddle also.

>>1109052
Exactly- Shimano was so behind the times. Campy had fantastically designed integrated shifters since the '90s, and it took Shimano until the late '00s to get rid of that awful design. I'm somewhat tempted to find some 5700 shifters for the braking, but the shifting on those first generation under-the-tape units was awful, plus it's not even my bike.

>>1109054
I don't plan on it, but the friend I'm borrowing it from used to take it with him on business trips often, so it has been. It isn't that stiff, but it's not terribly flexy either, I've only had one other steel frame bike (a Bianchi Veloce) and it's not noticeably worse than that.
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>>1109062

Yeah. I was thinking of looking for 5700 as a cheap upgrade but I heard the same.

Strangely enough the old group (which is Tiagra 4500, old as fuck) has the easiest front shifting I have every experienced. Maybe I just accidentally nailed the cable tension but it feels like there is barely a cable there at all. The shifting on the rear is pretty crisp too, it is just the braking which fucking sucks.
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I asked /n/ what to do for a commuter bike with a bit of cargo capacity. They said

>MTB w/slixx

so here it is. This thing looked like it had seen many trails when I got it so I did a lot of replacements and adjustments.

Will I get more responsiveness/power efficiency by replacing the fork with a solid fork or by replacing the shitty, worn-down rear cogset with a new one and trading the front cogs for a narrow-wide so my chain stops skipping every time I push hard? I assume the fork.

Other to-do's:
- clean, adjust & replace fluid for disc brake
- make bike uglier :}
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>>1108993
Why is the front top area so ugly?
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>>1109089
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>>1109094
Oops

>>1108729
>>1108730
>>1108739
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>>1109089
Pump up those slicks to 110% their rating. If the sidewall says 60 PSI max, I promise they can safely handle 75 PSI. The ratings are very conservative to avoid lawsuits.
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>>1109089
We said 90s rigid MTB, not 2000s hardtail BSO
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>>1109089
If you're only riding on the road then a rigid fork should be fine, you can pick them up pretty cheap on Ebay (Mosso).

That looks like 7 or 8 speed so you don't have much range on the cassette, if you go 1x you're either going to have to sacrifice top speed or climbing ability (fine if you live somewhere fairly flat). Not something you need to do to fix skipping, that just means you need a new chain and/or chainrings/cassette.

If you have room try moving the barends inboard of the brake levers, the narrower position could end up being more comfortable and it'll be more aero than holding the grips (flipping the stem would also help if your flexibility allows).
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>>1109100
Tite, thx

>>1109111
eh, best thing on craigslist at the time. good reviews online but it was hard to find into.

>>1109116
Thanks. I was gonna get a surly troll fork, will check out Mosso.

I replaced the chain, but this cassette is fucked. Teeth missing & worn to the point that they're curved, plus some weird bends and shit. Chainring is in marginally better condition. It's pretty flat here and I'm not too concerned about top speed right now.

I do want to get shit to make this trail-worthy at some point but that's gonna have to wait until I'm less of a fat shit.
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>>1109047
i'm afraid that somebody will recognize me irl
also that people will criticize my bike cause its pretty heavily ridden and beat up
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>>1109111
>k2
>bso
Easy there, Fred. It might not be high end, but they usually used fairly decent Shimano components and high quality aluminum. I have a slightly older Zed 2.0 and it's just as good as the Giant frames of the era
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>>1109120
By all means service what actually doesn't work (chain, cassette, maybe chainrings), but don't actually upgrade it. Upgrading it won't increase its value (infact a rigid fork will decrease its value), but servicing it will. It's always going to be fundamentally a shitty bike. Save your money and look out for something better, then sell it. Don't put lipstick on a pig.
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>>1109100
why would you do that unless you're a fucking lardass
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>>1109130
The fork's actually probably not worth any more than a rigid one. A rigid fork will however improve on road performance, wasting less energy, improving handling, and less weight will make accelerating and climbing easier. It will also improve reliability/durability, chances are that fork has never been serviced and is over a decade old so is probably ready for the scrap heap.
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Repost.

140 miles of getting me where I need to go over the last 2 weeks.
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>>1109140

>I Hate Biking: The Bike

Useful frame. Shame about the owner.
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>>1109142
Why do you say that?
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>>1109143

It's just obvious.
Every component is a passionless, prideless choice except the fenders which are only there to protect you from the realities of riding a bicycle.

You're not riding because you love to ride. You're riding because you have no other practical choice.
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>>1109145
Oh. I'm not the poster, but was wondering what was wrong with it, as I have a slightly similar bike, and I'm loving biking, but unfortunately can't afford to spend a lot on it at the moment.
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>>1109146

Ah.
It's not exactly about spending in this case.

Everything is wrong. Kickstand, mismatched low-end tires, mismatched low-end cage, low-end rack with low-end panniers, messy bars set up for an almost-recumbent riding position, huge cable loops up front with damaged housing in back, a tiny single chainring with no additional chain retention.

Like I said. It's a fine bike with an owner that hates riding it.
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>>1109135
That might be our opinion, but it won't be the opinion of the next buyer.
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>>1109132
He wanted responsiveness, and the best way is to pump up tires. And easier to peddle
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>>1109142
It is fun to ride, but it has issues. This was a project for the last 5 years. Had the frame for about 8 years.

>with the bag and lock it pushes 35lbs
>26t low gear forces me out of the saddle on anything above 7%. I got 1/3rd of a mile at 16% coming back home. FML
>the headlight mount sucks dick. Weak ass rubber strap. Fenix does not offer a fixed mount like everyone else
>bearing on the pedals are shot. No idea how to replace them
>damaged brake lever. Local nutcase stole it one night, broke the lever, yet returned it

>>1109147
I will agree with most of what you said. I did it DIY on the cheap.

>Like I said. It's a fine bike with an owner that hates riding it.

I do enjoy it. Beats the hell out of all the BSOs, share bikes, and shitty fixies I see every day.
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>>1109147
It's just a yuro bike, so you're confused.

The tires aren't mismatched you fucking retard, they're just not autistically lined up for the photo. How can 1 bottle cage be mismatched? You think he should buy carbon cages for his commuter? Wtf are you on about. You think he needs a chaincatcher for a road bike? You're retarded. There's absolutely nothing wrong with cheap racks except they aren't very durable, another non issue on a road commuter. The gearing and upright position is just not gotta go fast.

It's rigid, It's got fenders, it's got lights, its in good condition, it's got foot retention and it's got panniers. This is a commuter done right you faggot, not everything has to comform to your race bike dogma or your oldschool sensibilities cunt.
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>>1109127
Dude look at my dirty, ugly shit

>>1109089

Also what, you afraid someone will know you like talking about bikes?
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>>1109155
>>bearing on the pedals are shot. No idea how to replace them
You take them off, then unscrew the outer metal cagey bit around the pedal, and then stick a socket wrench in the end of the pedal body, and turn the main thread again with a spanner. A lot of cheap pedals aren't really designed to be serviced though.

Get a wider cassette man.

>damaged brake lever. Local nutcase stole it one night, broke the lever, yet returned it
hey that's nice of them.
>This was a project for the last 5 years
hahahaha what the fuck dude. So this is a very long term passion project? The other poster is starting to make more sense.
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>>1109147
I have mismatched tires, 99 cent store water bottle racks, and I fucking love cycling on my low end mtb and cheap ass single speed
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>>1109140
I think this is bitchin'. Not a single negative thing to say about this bike. Fuck that other guy.
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>>1109129
I was following the ninedeez rigid emteebee meme and only went with this because it had good reviews and it was pretty cheap

and can confirm, still has shimanos front and back

>>1109130
I care much less about it's future price than the performance. I didn't get a old dirty mtb off craigslist to flipping it, and the suspension has probably--

>>1109135
this guy gets it

If I ever sell this thing it'll probably be for <$200 to go towards a new bike in a few years

>>1109132
>>1109152
also am lardass
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>>1109140
woah I haven't seen powergrips in like 10 years
cool beans
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>>1109162
>also am lardass
pics?
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>>1109156

You're objectively wrong.
Get over it or keep living, feeling, and looking like shit.


>>1109155

>I will agree with most of what you said. I did it DIY on the cheap.

Here is my beater. I have posted it here before. Lacks a rack and fenders in the picture, but I think you can get an idea of the direction I was going.

>It is fun to ride

Then I retract my previous criticisms. If it makes you smile, that's what matters.

>>with the bag and lock it pushes 35lbs

Haha oh man. I grew up on gaspipe bike boom frames. 35lbs just feels normal to me.
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>>1109165
ew why
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>>1109159

Awesome.

But a part of caring about a hobby - any hobby - is attention to detail.

You have mismatched tires, fine. But are the tire logos aligned with your valve stems? Is your $1 bottle cage matched to your cable housing? If you could spend $2 instead of $1 and get a better result, would you?

If you don't pay attention to detail and still love riding, that's fine too. It is just an indication that you are not detail-oriented.
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>>1109167
Poop eater
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>>1109176

Project harder m8
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>>1109172
My valve stems match sorta-center with the tire model, not the tire brand. Aggressive Kenda front, semi aggressive WTB rear. I believe all vehicles, cars, trucks, race cars, bicycles, dirt bikes, should have different front and rear tires. Sizes should be close, but the rear should be slightly smaller but wider. Assuming RWD.
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>>1109167
Now that is an actually mismatched bottle cage. A cheap metal one like he has would look 10x better on your bike. Your pedals need straps. Ergos on moustache bars must be awful. That's shimano 7 and campy 8 right? I rode that a while ago lol, works p good.
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>>1109172
You think you're some king autist? You aren't autistic at all, your brakepads don't match, your shit tier seatpost is backwards, your saddle and bartape don't match, your pedals have reflectors and no straps, your single bottle cage doesn't match, your light is upside down, your bartape has a gap in it, your tire logos aren't aligned the same & your valve stem is not pointing upwards on the rear tire
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>>1109178

Oh. I run different front/rear tires on my hardtail. Definitely necessary. WTB in particular makes consistently fantastic treads and compounds.


Not so sure about the necessity of different front/rear treads/compounds for cars, given how tuneable their suspension is, how long-wearing their tire compounds are, and how cheap tires are for them. Occasional tire rotations are more than sufficient for 90% of applications.
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>>1109179
>Now that is an actually mismatched bottle cage. A cheap metal one like he has would look 10x better on your bike.

Disagree.
The plastic one matches the saddle.
You're just slow of mind.

>>1109183

Beater.
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>>1109186
Plastic cage on a steel bike is always negative autism points.

>this other guys bikes shitty, beaters are shitty bikes, my bikes not shitty, it's a beater
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>>1109179
>straps

Actually, no joke, kill yourself. Right now.

> Ergos on moustache bars must be awful.

Nope. Works great. Was a meme here for a while. The only issue is that production moustache bars never have quite the perfect bend for anyone. It's close enough that I have done 60 miles without any more discomfort than I would experience on drops. Not perfect, but certainly good enough for a bar bike/commuter.
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>>1109187

>this other guy is autistic, I'm more autistic than he is, my autism is better than his

my autism is objectively better than yours. that is what we are talking about after all.
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>>1109189
Lol you think you're autistic? I will have a fit right now and mum will come and sit on me until i calm down, you aint shit M8.
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>>1109168
Just a joke to distract from all the 'tism
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I'm new to biking, I bought one of these for $90 after harassing the old man at the shop for half an hour, he threw in an attachable safety light as well. Did I fuck up? Also I'm pretty sure it's a chicks bike but lowkey I like crossing the gender line occasionally even though I'm a man's man
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>>1109147
>It's not about spending
>muh low end shit
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>>1109127
Just means your bike is used, should see how beat up mine are (posted above). Also of anyone recognises you by your bike : A-They also post here, B-They are also a bike geek to be in this thread
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>>1109218
Ain't nothing wrong with a step-over frame
go out and ride and get your money's worth dude. If you wanna wear a qt skirt/dress while cycling, this will just make it easier to not expose yourself when you mount your saddle, that's a big reason for me to ride one but like I generally prefer them for beaters because I like the aesthetic and it's easier to swing your leg through the frame when you've got it loaded up.
>>1108412
same here dude lol
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>>1109016
Nah, in Russia its like almost BSO, but not. It costs around 347$ and so its pretty popular.
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>>1109218
You didnt fuck up at all. Good bike for the city, mid commuting, or relaxed casual rides.
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>>1109201
K
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>>1109049
>you people
cyclists?
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>>1109260
lmfao is this a legit SG photo? holy shit I can't believe I gave them money at one time in my loife.
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>>1109145
>It's just obvious.
>Every component is a passionless, prideless choice except the fenders which are only there to protect you from the realities of riding a bicycle.

look at this pretentious cunt, heh
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>>1108982
love it

pic related is mine
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>>1109132
wont it explode if you fill it over the max rating and are fat?
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>>1109152
>peddle
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>>1109290
The more weight you have a tyre the higher pressure you need to avoid pinch flats, but I'm not sure what would happen if you had too much.
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>>1109294
Poop eater
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>>1109290
>>1109306
Youtube videos show people inflating 26" MTB tires well over 800 psi, into giant halos. 700c tires are thinner, and I think they burst around 500 psi. More pressure means less rolling resistance, but it does become diminishing returns, but eventually tires can becomes like ice skates, (or giant pizza cutters) for extremely low rolling resistance. The issue then becomes protecting that tire abd tube from going off like a bomb when you rupture it from a tiny road hazard.
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>>1109337
Only on a perfectly smooth road. If there's any bumps you'll just bounce over it with too much pressure.
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Pleas rate, first time off road in this, also first bike I buy it's not national low quality shit.
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>>1109362
I'm no expert on mtb but it looks nice enough. That pic, however, is pretty amazing.
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>>1109145
its a pretty decent commuting/grocery getting setup
there's nothing at all wrong with it at all
not everybody can afford to build up the bike of their dreams, some people just want to get around
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>>1109157
>>1109242
fuck it, i'll take a pick next time i'm out
its an old gt 90s rigid mtb set up for commuting
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>>1109403
And now how about a picture of the actual whole bike, from the drivetrain side, please and thank you
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>>1109399
what lense are you using?
real nice narrow DoF shots here
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Holy shit this thread moves fast.
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>>1109404
only one I have of the whole bike.

>>1109407
Its a canon 50mm f/1.8 STM stopped down to f/2.8
the wide angle shot is a 17-85mm USM
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>>1109284
that's a real qt bike there m8
would ride and give tlc errday
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>>1108755
Did you have to adapt the brakes for that thing, or did multitracks run 700s?

I just put 700s on a singletrack, but I didn't want to import parts from China/Japan, so I machined my own real quick.

Will post tomorrow if anyone is interested.
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>>1109378
Thanks, its been raining a lot over here, it was the first time in days that did not poured rain, so I took the chance and did my first lap, not so great road, but magnifiscent view
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Rode through downtown Houston today. Literal sand pit filled with sewage puddles.
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>>1109570

Mmm.
That's kinda perfect in a lot of ways.

Are you a lady? The saddle is not great, but the caged pedals, the rack, the perfect cables, and the hydration setup tell me that here is someone who loves riding.

I suggest a Fizik saddle and bar ends as possible meaningful upgrades.
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>>1109572
>Are you a lady?
with a little extra
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>>1109588
>a little extra

No such thing.
It's binary.
One pound extra is the same as one hundred pounds extra.

Based on your photo, you obviously have an eye for detail so you know better and you can do better. Which, to be blunt, you are expected to.
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>>1109590
I wasn't talking about my weight ;3c
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>>1109591

If your little extra is built into your chromosomes, you're not a lady. You're a whatever that has latched onto the sociological mechanisms of ladyness. Totally different thing. I don't have a problem with that totally different thing except insofar as you are either delusional, or lying to yourself and others, or both.
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>>1109593
I wasn't referring to my chromosomes either

man, you are dense...
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>>1109594
>>>1109572 (You)
>Are you a lady?
>with a little extra

>I wasn't referring to my chromosomes either


You were not referring to weight. You don't have a dong.

I guess I am.

What the fuck were you implying?
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>>1109572
>>1109588
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>>1109593
>>1109594
>>1109597
What the fuck happened in this thread while I was asleep?
>>1109544
Post it fgt
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>>1109683
the answer is always autism
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>>1108534
Post your stuntman

But maybe just upgrade shifters, sora isn't too bad anymore
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>>1109294
gotta git them bux if I ever want a sleek aero carbon cyclo bby to piss off the cagers amirite
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>>1109391
I'll be lurking
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>>1109218
Gotta be the manliest step-over frame I ever did see

bike is hot, dress up and take pix on it
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Got the cross tyres on now it's getting cooler and had some great fun in the forest.
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Hey y'all, quick question:

Got a 21-speed MTB converted for commuting, my front derailleur loses tension after one shift up to 3rd gear and I need to adjust the low-limit screw again or I just can't shift into 3rd. Any ideas what may cause this? Is this a repair job or a replace job?

I live in a flat area so if it's time to replace it I'll probably get a narrow-wide instead
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>>1110103
somethings fucked up here, low limit shouldn't have anything to do with the big ring (that's 3rd, right?)

need more details
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>>1108592
suicidal
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>>1110108
Yup, big ring (at least I'm calling it 3rd)

Haven't fucked with it in a while since I mostly stay on mid-ring but for a few weeks it was driving me insane
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Heres an update on my spare parts fun bike

I added:
>Velo-orange rando drop bars
>Shimano R400 brake levers
>Nitto technomic stem
>Tekro cantilever brakes
>Sunrace fiction shifter
>tourney crankset (don't know what chainring to use yet)
>Maxxis DTH 26x2.15 tires (in the mail)

Im changing it into a dropbar 26" bike with phat-ass tires
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>>1110155
this looks fun

But I would go for a bar-end shifter - a bike ridden anywhere bumpy with a stem shifter becomes a single-speed in practice.
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>>1110166
I hope its fun! I would use some shimano bar-ends that I would use, but I just hate using them.
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Sorry for the shitty pic.
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>>1110182
Ooh that's a nice bike, I can't help but laugh like a retard though
>Argentina's bikes are white!
sorry m8
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>>1110183
I didnt think of that...but its fucking hilarious lol. Its a pretty normal bike I mean every component is generic.
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>>1110185
lol are you riding it fixed or ss?
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>>1110188
SS, i may put a flip flop or get a fixed one maybe next year.
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I picked this up for free and gave it a bit of a clean today.

Seat isnt permanent and i need to clear the rust and get a new front tyre
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This is one of my new favorite rides.
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>>1110191
Fuck mate, I'm jelly as fug!
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>>1110191
How much does that shit lifts the front wheel when putting power down or climbing?
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>>1110191

Godamn.
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>>1110191

>>1110191
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>>1110193
With that big front sprocket the gearing is so high that you have to stand on it to get started. Same story with climbing. Front wheel never leaves the ground. Especially with such a short wheelbase it's very touchy.
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>>1110191
Why not do it properly and slap some drop bars on there?
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>>1110194
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>>1110192
Try not to shit your pants but I only paid $8 for frame with rear brake, fork, and cranks/sprockets/BB. Posted on FB yard sale page locally.
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>>1110202
Got damn! I love those crazy deals. Reminds me of when I got my 86 Corolla from a little old lady for tree-fitty. Didn't even have 2k miles on it. Prime GT-S, literally shat my pants when I went to go look at it.
Good shit
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>>1110201
Might have to do that one day just to see how it looks n feels. I went for more of a stripped down, simplistic style. Plus the bike's so aero already that going to drop bars couldn't make that much of a difference.
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>>1110207
> Plus the bike's so aero already that going to drop bars couldn't make that much of a difference.
Yes it would. It would change your body position and you are the least aero variable. Also you'd look like less of a pleb.
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>>1110204
It was posted in a group of pictures with a bunch of household junk. Dishes. Pots n pans. Bed sheets. Zipp carbon fiber bike frame. The fork wasn't even pictured. Guy said I have something else for it. Goes around back and comes out with the fork. Threads of steer tube covered in rust like it'd been laying outside for a year or more.
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>>1110209
Duly noted.
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Built this one up once upon a time. Hasn't been ridden much lately.
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Vans inspired build. Cult vans shoe tread tires and grips. Checkered pads and gold bits.
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>>1110204
you bastard, that would literally be $30,000 here
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>>1110222
Nice double trips
Where's here?
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>>1110226
NZ, they are absurdly fetishized here. A beat to shit 85 is atleast $12k. Im really jelly. Do you still have it?
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>>1110229
Nah mate, I drove it for a while, threw all kinds of parts on it for a few years and sold it to a guy that loved it when I took him out on a ride in it at an auto show. Guy texted me and offered 15k and I just said yeah m8. At that point I had like 10k into it and had a silvertop swap.
I got into autox with a Miata instead lmao def had a great time with it but it was a product of it's time. I wanted something a bit more modern and at that point I was way more into bikes.
That's an insane tofu tax you have down in NZ wew lad.
Actually I also just picked up a te72 two-door liftback to fix up with my little bro, makes me proud that he's riding his bike to the parts store ;_;
Hope you get a good deal one day anon ;3
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I'm too lazy to get up and take an actual photo, pretend there's a traingular top tube bag under the seat, a bell, a headlight, a taillight, and an extra-wide fatass seat on it for my gigantic fat ass.

Down 60 pounds since March and I plan on riding this shit to a doctor's appointment some 7 miles away tomorrow morning, then to work and back later in the day. I love my fucking bike.
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>>1110243
>Down 60 pounds since March
Good job anon

Bikes are great mate
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>>1110244
Thanks man

To be clear 50 of the 60 pounds came off with walking, light weightlifting, and dieting before i even started looking at bikes. Still slightly below 300 pounds. I only bought this thing about a month and a half ago, but i went from being completely drained after a 5 mile round trip to riding 15 miles in one go last week and enjoying every second of it. Bought a cheap-ass hydration backpack off Amazon recently too, phone mount and bluetooth headphones (gonna one-ear it). Only about 3 miles away from work and I think I'm at a level of endurance and strength to do a daily commute, weather permitting, and add an extra 400 calories or so burned every day.
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>>1110245
Nice to see someone that plans stuff out and sticks to that plan. Seen too many big guys that come and ask what bike can take their weight and they buy all the shit and let it gather dust while they get fatter.
Good shit mate, the miles will come and the weight will go.
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>>1110249
desu the biggest barrier to it was the fact that most bikes are only rated for up to 225 pounds of weight, and fat aside I'm actually a pretty fucking big guy. Six foot barrel-chested gorilla build type. I think my fucking skeleton weighs 225.

Jamis bikes are actually rated for 300, mostly steel frames, which is why I went with one. I'm sure I'll need new wheels sooner rather than later since I'm putting so much stress on them, but that's just more motivation to keep losing. It helps that my town has a fuck-ton of hills in it, so every inch is a hell of a lot of burn if I actually want to get anywhere. Also that riding is a hell of a lot of fun on the rare occasion that I actually get on a flat road or, even better, come back down one of those hills I busted my ass getting up in the first place.
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>>1110250
Hope you're keeping your tires pumped up. If you're putting a lot of weight on them they need to be at pretty high PSIs
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>>1110262
Yep. Tires are rated for 50 PSI minimum, trying to keep it around 65 or so since I do some light offroading from time to time.
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>>1110261
>>1110155
>>1110099
>>1109401

Why do drop bars looks so cool? Especially with black wrap?

Also anybody familiar with wrapped bars: are they as prone to melting/falling apart as rubber grips?

I live in a very hot, sunny areas and my grips barely last a month before they starting turning my hands black. I just abandoned grips and I stick to thick gloves for now.
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Thinking about buying pic related.

Hardly ever rode bikes before.

Thoughts?
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>>1110295
Get something with a freewheel
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>>1110296
It's got like a flip flop hub or something? But I don't care really. I think I'll ride it as is.
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>>1110297
You will care
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>>1110298
Fuck it. If I can barely ride a bike, do you really think it'll matter to me if something's easier or harder for me?

I'm not worried about wiping out either.
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>>1110301
>If I can barely ride a bike, do you really think it'll matter to me if something's easier or harder for me?
Of course it'll mater. Looks like you have your mind made already though, so go ahead.
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>>1110306
Yeah thanks for all that, dickbreath.
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>>1110314
Why did you even ask for advice in the first place if you clearly don't want it?
Don't come crying to us when you pedal strike muh fixie and hurt yourself, kid.
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>>1110317
It has a freewheel you retard & atleast it isn't some hiten shitter.

>>1110295
For US$250, it's not a bad idea. Wet your feet and then move up later if you like riding. Some of the parts might break, but you'll get your moneys worth. I'd suggest you get a coloured one because it's a lot safer, and imo murdered out bikes are passe. Also get a bike shop to true the wheels straight away.
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>>1110319
>murdered out bikes are passe
So are fixies
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>>1110319
See? Now this is good advice.
It was either a fixed gear or a BMX since they're both pretty cheap for a mid level setup, but I figured i'd go for a fixed gear since I like the idea of being able to go long distances if I have to.
I kind of want a muted matte color bike because I was planning on priming it and painting it myself so color's not really a big deal.

What exactly might break? I know I'll have to replace the pedals right away if not soon, the headset looks kind of flimsy, and i'll probably need to get backup tires and tubes just in case since stock wheel stuff usually sucks in any sport. Besides that, it seems fine. The frame is an aluminum alloy so lighter than tensile steel.

Also it's in canuckistan, so the store is asking an equivalent of $500 for it. Should I just order it online or...?
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>>1110323
500 FUCKING DOLLARS
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>>1110321
I can get as anal as possible about bicycles but ultimately i think anyone cycling anything is good.
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>>1110324
Yeah man. Shit is expensive here. $649 canuckbucks, comes out to about 520. This is pretty much the only fixed gear i've found so far that isn't a total piece of shit. These zycle things are like $400 but they don't look like they'd even hold up.
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>>1110323
The crank & the bottom bracket & the wheels all might break, but hey, probably not. Everything else will be fine. If it makes you feel better, that bike would probably be even more expensive in NZ.
>I like the idea of being able to go long distances if I have to
>I was planning on priming it and painting it myself

Ok, i rescind my advice. You sound capable. You should atleast consider getting a used bike & servicing it. Post your local (Kijiji? craigslist?) & height.
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>>1110231
>te72 two-door liftback
I had some fun times in one of these, good lad.
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>>1110286
wrap is pretty solid, especially if you use cloth or leather wrap
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>>1110326
If you're on a tight budget you should buy used.
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>>1110327
I'm exactly 5'7, 170cm. I've looked through my local craigslist/kijiji and the fixed gear bikes either have too much of someone else's personality to them (crazy whacky colors on the rims/tape/pedals) or are too big for me at 56cm+ or are no name local branded bikes which I don't particularly trust.
This one is pretty cool:
https://toronto.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/d/dolan-pre-cursa-track-bike/6226868362.html

But at 750 it's a stretch. Plus that bike just fucking screams "please Mr pipe hitting crack fiend, steal me and sell me for drugs"

Also the rest of the bikes look really old and beat up. I can fix that no problem but from the looks of things most of them have rust in places that shouldn't have rust or got rewelded at some point.

I looked around on pinkbike too but it seems all the stuff that i'm interested in is in another province or in the states.
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>>1110332
https://toronto.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/d/vintage-bianchi-quattro-fully/6302777543.html
go offer $500 for this, it is an excellent bike and will be much nicer to ride
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>>1110261
>drillium ring
>secks machine

shine on, you crazy diamond
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>>1110250
>>1110245
>>1110243
respect
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>>1110331
This.
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>>1110340
What if I just get a regular 10 speed and convert it to fixed gear?

If so, I found this one:
https://toronto.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/d/bianchi-road-bike/6288745319.html

The Quattro is a collector's bike, I think it would be disrespectful to buy it just to tear it down since someone put so much effort into restoring it.

Don't know about the premio.
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>>1110547
That's way better to grab if you're just going to ride it as-is or convert it.
I'd just go ahead and buy that now, I always have trouble finding decent manlet frames since I'm 5'4" and sometimes I'll just grab a good deal I see just to add on to the stable
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>>1110587
I found a sale on a Fuji Track Classic 2014 but it's 54cm. Found some discussions on random forums where guys with 30" inseams had no problems riding it. Mine's 31.5 or so. Basically I have a short torso and longish arms and legs so I might try to see what's happening with that one. Looks like a sick bike.

Otherwise I might just get that premio and fuck with it.

Also I got a question: how long do I need to ride it before I can take it out on the road? My city has a big fuckin hardon for bike lanes, I figured I might get in on the action.
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>>1110371
I'm not on a super tight budget, except with fixed gear my budget goes a long way. I've found a lot of new mid range fixed/single gear and used high end fixed/single gear than I could find just looking for a normal bike.

Also, I'm seriously considering maybe a BMX. It might put me into better shape faster than a road bike since I have to pedal more+lift it, but I don't know if the cons make up for it.
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>>1110605
Why not just get a 26" fixed bike? kinda in the middle and you can still do some bmx tricks if you're bored
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>>1110610
You know, that's not a bad idea. I came across a few 26" bikes searching this stuff, but I thought it was kind of goony looking since the gear tooth ratio thingy seemed way too small for a bike that hefty. I'll definitely look into it, if the ones I found aren't just straight up steel then maybe everything makes sense
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>>1110605
if you're riding fixed gear you literally cannot stop pedalling, going fast you'll have to spin to keep up with the gear, and going slowly you'll have to mash to speed up. It's really fun, but it's not easy.

Get a fucking geared road bike you faggot.
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>>1110624
I know how it works. I had a fixed gear bike when I was around 5-6 years old. It wasn't on purpose or anything, all bikes in the Soviet Union were fixed gear for some reason.
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>>1110330
Any reason you wouldn't wrap normie bars? Only seen it on drop & bullhorns
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>>1110683
Upright bikes usually don't wrap the bars because bar tape is a maintenance item. You gotta replace that shit because it will get sweaty which leads to corrosion.
It's just cheaper and easier to put on some grips and not have to worry about that for normies that ride their bikes every once in awhile.
Wrapping normie bars also gets in the way of the shifters/brakes that are probably only made to slip on the bar from the ends.
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my trusty 26+ steel steed




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