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Kona Lava Dome 2017 for ~300 euros, yay or nay?
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>>1113475
Looking for my next commuter found this gem on craigslist what do you think guys good bike for noob?
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>>1113475
Nah.
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>>1113496
Weird bike, why not just go full velomobile ?
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>>1113475
Is it steel?
Otherwise bleh.
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>>1113475
It's okay, but not great. Front fork is the weak point of that bike for sure.
>>1113496
I'd love to have a ride on that thing. Not sure if I'd care enough to own one.
>>1113502
I'm pretty sure it's alu, but it doesn't really matter on a bike like this.
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>>1113496

I dunno, is the crank strong and light?
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>>1113515

I dunno, but I think it's 3D
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Any tips for when buying an indoors trainer? I'm mainly looking for something with good stability and sub-$300.
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>>1113868
get used for 20 bucks
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>>1113875
This, there are always dozens on craigslist for pretty cheap
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>>1113875
>>1113892
how does the resistance work on those things?
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>>1113907
pretty simple: the higher the gear the higher the resistance per cadence
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I just picked up a 2009 Kona CoilAir off CL for $300. Came here to see how I did but I guess you guys don't recommend Kona looking at the OP
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I think I'm being swayed purely on the paint job
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>>1113951
I have nothing against Kona bikes but what the fuck
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>>1113951
that dog is scary
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>>1114062
Agreed, it does look good. I wouldn't buy a new bike with a quill stem though. If you want to fang it like a mad cunt up steep hills the front end flex will be annoying.
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>>1114073
I am here to be criticized on my impulsive craigslist bike, not my pup. She was groomed the day before and sadly she always looks like a cancer patient afterwards. Here she is normally
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>>1114101
blue board, dude
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I was mainly looking to see if you all thought i should try to resell it or keep it. We just do baby trails, nothing downhill. Also this seems like a lot to do with maintenance and expensive if something breaks
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>>1113951
>>1114101
>the weight of the world
>who am i
>all the suffering
>what is dog
>when does the pain end
>the deep chasm
>the blue moon
>howling
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>>1114106
I never understood the reason for full suspension, I ride rigid because I don't race and do it solely for enjoyment. I like less things that can break.

What do they usually go for? Also, nice boobies.
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thinking of assembling my own bike instead of buying one

should i do it
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>>1114133
If you want to learn, yes
If you want to save, no
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>>1114134
isn't it cheaper?
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>>1114135
No, it isn't.
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>>1114142
but wouldn't it cut the additional price the sellers put because of the assembling?
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Help anons. I want a single speed for commuting but really can't decide.

p.s., me again >>1114062
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>>1114146
Yes, but it would also mean buying single parts for full price (stores get them for much cheaper) and buying the many specific tools you need for assembly. It's far more expensive in the end.
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>>1114151
i see
thanks
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>>1114149
I would choose the charge because it's an alfine away from being a really nice gravel bike.
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>>1114149
>third bar
>track drops with grips instead of bar tape
>both brake levers are on the tops
Brilliant!
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I'm a poorfag and really can only spend 400 euro shekels. Will this bike have at least potential?

I'll use it to take a train to some destination, bike around for a weekend, maybe wild camp, and drive back per train. I'll not drive through woods or something, but gravel roads should be doable.

Maybe, if the bike is ok, i'll make a longer tour with it. Crossed the Alps last year on foot in 4 weeks, that kind of stuff.

Not shure what all those parts are. I guess they are mostly low end tier, but then again it's only 400 bucks.

pls r8: https://www.tretwerk.net/en/Bicycles/Crossbike/Tretwerk-Arch-2-0-28-Inches-Crossbike-White-2017.html
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>>1114220
Some specs:

Front derailleur Shimano FD-M310 Altus
Rear derailleur Shimano RD-M360 Acera, 24-speed
Shiftlever Shimano ST-M390 Acera, Rapidfire
Crankset Shimano FC-M391, 28-38-48 teeth
Bottom bracket Shimano BB-UN26
Sprocket Shimano CS-HG200, 11-32 teeth, 8-speed
Chain KMC Z 50
Brake lever Shimano BL-M445
Brakes (front) Shimano BR-M445, hydraulic disc(rear) Shimano BR-M445, hydraulic disc
Tires Schwalbe CX Comp, 700x38C, AV-valve
Rims Rock Rims, alloy double walled
Hubs (front) FH-RM66, (rear) RH-RM66
Total weight 13,8 kg
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>>1114220
>>1114225
Garbage. For that money you should be getting something used.
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>>1114242
That would imply that i knew what a good value used bike is.

I don't.
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>>1114246
We can help you!
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>>1113951
too much to process.
>probably fucked bearings/bushings
>saddle so ruined it's replaced by some scrub tier shit
>human eye'd dog looking into soul
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>>1114225
terrible. where are you, I'll post some second hand stuff.
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I'm looking for a bike for riding around city streets and paved trails on the weekends, possibly commuting to work which is 10-20 minutes away. I've biked on my dad's old Peugeot while in high school but besides that have very little experience with bikes.

I live in Seattle, so I know I need something with a larger number of gears. Doing some research (with the little I know) I know fuck-all about different types of bikes, but some that came up in my research are: Fuji Touring & Kona Dew.

I went to two bike stores today, tried a new Marin Fairfax, a new Kona Dew that was too large (55, I'm 53 or 54), both with normal bars. I also tried a used 215st Miyata at one of the better bike stores in the area, which was nice as well with drop bars but index shifters, but is priced at $600 bucks and not sure if that is a good deal.

From trying these out, here is my thoughts. I want a bike that has wider tires for a more comfortable ride, drop handlebars but not with a very aggressive "positioning", and a large amount of gears for all the hills. My budget is around $1000 including gear, ideally less but also perfectly willing to increase for good returns.

Any thoughts or recommendations?
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>>1113951
The bike's previous owner clearly had no idea what to do with a such a bike. It's a bit dated at this point, but you got a pretty good deal. Assuming everything is functional, all you need to is get some decent pedals, a proper saddle and a nice dropper post (in that order of priority) and you'll have a bike you can have plenty of fun on.

Also learn how to adjust your suspension, taking particular note Kona's interesting - and since abandoned - Magic Link system.

https://youtu.be/7wDCq68cXWY

>>1114106
Seems like a bit too much bike if you're not interested in charging the descents.

>>1114128
>Going fast outside of a race isn't fun
>Why would riding bikes with greater capabilities be fun?
Interesting thought process.
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>>1113475
>riveted crankset
>ever
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I'm looking at buying a used Specialized demo 8 for around 1000$. Is there any other brands or models I should look for before I pull the trigger on this bike? Pic related
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>>1114286
are you actually going to shuttle freeride or use lift-assisted bikeparks? those fuckers are NOT FUN to pedal uphill.

that being said, demo is a monster bike and 1k seems like a decent buy for 2007(?) model if it's been well kept.
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>>1114341
I live a couple hours away from mammoth and I'm fairly close to big bear as well. so yes I will have lift service access. The other mountain and hill all have fire roads on them as well. So I don't think those ones will be too hard to pedal up.
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>>1114347
>fire roads
>don't think those ones will be too hard to pedal up

Admittedly, I don't know what fire roads are like at lift-assisted bike parks, but the state park and wilderness preserve fire roads I'm familiar with are usually much more brutally steep than the singletrack. I absolutely would not want to lug that pedal-bobbing boat anchor of a DH bike up one.
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>>1114251
Germany, Duisburg.
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look what i just got, mint condition 50 euros what do you think
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>>1114404
Berry naisu, get some fresh grips for it
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>>1114164

I'm fairly certain they've not given a shit about the brakes and only stuck those on in order to make it road legal in the UK and expect them to be removed almost immediately after purchase.
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>>1114408
yeah , still have to change some parts. bottom brackets to a shimano hollowtech, new xt crank and new tires
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>>1114413
>new xt crank
for what purpose
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>>1114418
because servicing a hollowtech and the xt crank is better for me plus i have a spare one flying around in my room so why not refreshing?
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>>1114286
You're obviously stuck in the used market at that price range, so it's difficult to give relevant guidance on alternatives. $1000 seems a little pricey for a bike that old, but if it has been properly maintained it could well be worth it.

>>1114347
You aren't pedalling that sled up shit. Learn to tolerate walking up the hill or consider a more pedal-friendly bike.

>>1114420
You'll ruin the A E S T H E T I C
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>>1114519
but it looks not much different from now
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I’d like to buy my first new bike, I’d like it to be a swiss army knife do-anything bike for road, gravel, non-technical trailwork and light touring. Was considering the Giant Roam 3:

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/roam-3-disc

Talk me into or out of it or suggest alternatives. Budget has a hard $900 cap, all in. The price looks excellent for what I want it to do.
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I want to get a mountain bike for riding in more complex terrain because I recently got my new bike, a hybrid with no front suspension, and it's great for riding on trails and pavement but it can't handle technical terrain, but I have no idea what kind of mountain bike I should get since there are so many different options.
From what I understand, larger tires on mountain bikes is better for going downhill while smaller tires are better for technical terrain, but do I really need both front and back suspension if I don't plan on going flying any time soon and will ride in the forest and not on dedicated mountain bike tracks? Is a 26 or 27.5 hardtail the way to go for me? Or should I go for 29? I find handling to be a bit tricky on my new bike even with 28 inch tires, so I feel like 29 would be a bit scary to take out in the forest.
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>>1114519
I've also been looking at a 2013 Giant Glory for 1k as well. How does a glory compare to a demo 8?
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>>1114578
>2013 Giant Glory for 1k as well
you'd have to break it down to parts spec to get really anal about it, but the giant is a world cup dh contender, too. given the choice (in a vacuum) i'd hit up the giant because it's from 4 years ago rather than 10, barring any broken shit or generally poor maintenance.

check 'em both out top to bottom and ask if you can ride them around a bit.
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>>1114573
27.5+ (read 'plus tire') hardtail will get you where you want to go.

hardening up and putting a flat bar with a short stem on your hybrid might do it, too. might also turn you into a cyclocrosser if you end up liking it.


you got options homie. whats your budget?
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>>1114597
Not a lot, probably around $6-800. I'm going to have to wait a while before I get another bike since I just bought one, I just bought a super cheap hybrid to replace my old hybrid that's falling apart, I'm going to replace it with a cyclocross bike when I have the proper budget for it and put studded tires on my hybrid and use it as a winter commuter.

I've done some more reading on it though and it seems like more people are going for 29 than 27.5 and I should probably do that as well since I'm 6'3 and 200 lbs. I also read that bigger tires are easier for getting over things like roots and rocks than smaller tires are but I thought the opposite was true?
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>>1114360
>Duisburg
MTB or Road bike? I'd post a link but keep getting "Error: Our system thinks your post is spam. Please reformat and try again."

Searching ebay for fahrrad for your price range has a couple of decent looking GT mtbs
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>>1114573
What's the biggest drops you've got in your area?

>>1114546
Not an unreasonable, but I would either go with better suspension or no suspension. Giant has a name brand premium, so you

>>1114605
wheel size is not nearly as important as the fork or overall geometry.

>>1114135
No. If you want to go cheap, go around salvaging dumpster bikes and then work from there.
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>>1114266
get a road/cross/tour bike with at 28mm or 32mm tires and space for fenders. you will want them for our shitty roads.

Check out 20/20 cycles or recycled cycles for a deal. I don't recommend buying the 40 pound old steel bikes even as a started.

Something like a lower end/used Surly or Salsa absolutely kills in Seattle.
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>>1114546
how tall are you?
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>>1114544
Yes it does.

>>1114573
Don't fret too much about wheel size. If you're riding on smooth, maintained forest trails any hardtail XC bike would suit you fine. If you're not tall (under 170 cm or so) 622 mm wheels are best avoided, but otherwise they would be a good fit for your riding. 559 mm wheels have been pretty much eliminated from the market as far as new bikes are concerned, but if you find a used bike with this size of wheel there's no reason why it couldn't serve you well. Stay away from 'plus size', 'fat tyre' or 'half fat' sizes. These are niche products which will cost more to maintain for no appreciable benefit to you.

>>1114578
Assuming they've both been maintained to the same standard, I would prefer the Glory, as it will have more up-to-date geometry. Have you tried renting out bikes at your Mammoth? At the least it would give you a good idea of what it's like to pedal these beasts.
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>>1113475
$250 CAD for a Norco Mountaineer. Mostly using it to commute around 4km a day. The weather here gets real rainy and cold.

I'm looking for something light, easily maintained, and durable. Do you think this one could be it?
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>>1114695
Also, a lot of steep hills, pot holes, and gravel.
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>>1114154

Yeah I think I'm going to get the charge.

The others looked great for the aesthetics but I originally decided to get a single speed to be a reliable winter commuter.
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>>1114695
Hard t say without knowing the components, but it looks pretty shitty.
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>>1114695
>$250
Seems a little steep, but I don't know canadabux. How much would a similar bike cost new? (You'll find 'similar bikes' in your Walmart/department store equivalent - not a bike shop) Offer about half of the new price.

>4 km a day
You don't need something light at all. That's beater duty - essentially any working bike will do. Your proposal is a decent choice for such work, but don't expect anything from it beyond that. In fact its chief advantage for such purposes is that it is so cheap and undesirable that it is unlikely to be stolen and needn't be missed if it is.

>>1114744
You can see the crummy square taper cranks and the red pulley of a Shimano Tourney derailer.
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>>1114695
Basic entry level mountain bike, but it's got to be at least 5 years old, and would have MSRPed at 500 back then.

I'd expect it to be cheaper.
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>>1114946
>Basic entry level mountain bike
On behalf of entry level mountain bikes everywhere: fuck you
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>>1114633
I'm 5'9". I tried the small frame size and it fit me quite well actually.
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I havent owned a bike since I was a young teen. Im not into this hobby really, I just need something to make a 12 mile round trip 5 days a week.

This is an "Ancheer Electric Mountain Bike". It's $615 on amazon. Supposedly the battery lasts 20ish miles at 20 mph. Is this a good buy, or are there better ebikes at a similar price point? I could spend a couple hundred more, but Im trying to keep it cheap.

One of the biggest reasons Im considering this bike is because I can remove to battery to charge inside while the bike stays out on a rack (uni campus).
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>>1115234

No, it is not a good buy.
No, there are no ebikes worth buying at that pricepoint.

You say it is a 12 mile round trip. 6 one way is a trivial bike ride and you definitely will not benefit from having a shit-tier ebike. All it will do is slow you down.
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>>1115234
electric bikes are retarded
a 12 mile commute isn't bad at all
24 miles per day is doable even if you aren't used to cycling
you could ride slow-ish on the way to work so you don't sweat and get there in 50 minutes
then haul ass on the way home to get stronger and faster
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>>1115242

If electric bikes are retarded why are people sneaking them into races?

The tech lets anyone - ANYONE - go further, faster than they could without it, for the same amount of effort.

Electric bikes are fucking awesome. Just not >>1115234 that one.
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>>1115245
Recommendations? My budget is flexible and I can always save for a month or so to get something nicer. The only thing I 100% need is ability to chatge battery without taking entire bike inside.
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Being honest, is a 90's rigid with slicks the best type of bike for commuting?
I have a road bike, town bike and 29er.
The Town Bike is usually my commuter but I am starting to dislike it. There is a theft problem at my work so I don't want to leave my road bike locked up, and my 29er is heavy and only comfortable on trails.
Would it be a good idea to get a 90's rigid?
If it is a good idea, why?
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>>1115303
It's all about those fat slicks. Old MTB is like new CX geometry, pretty sporty riding position, but not too low.
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>>1115245
>If electric bikes are retarded why are people sneaking them into races?

because people are lazy and want everything instantly without doing anything.
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Looking to buy a disc brake road bike.

>Carbon
>Preferably a racing geometry, not an endurance one
>Through axles
>At least a 105-level groupset
>Around $2000

The TCR Advanced 1 Disc seems to fit the bill. Thoughts?

Posting an EU-spec since that's where I'm from and it differs from the US one.
This is the bike I have in mind:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/tcr-advanced-1-disc-2018
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>>1115245
>The tech lets anyone - ANYONE - go further, faster than they could without it, for the same amount of effort.
by that logic, just get a motorcycle
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>>1115612
as you've said you're in the EU buy a canyon ultimate or aeroad
you'll get better value from them than from anyone else.
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>>1115621
Not him, but a motorcycle needs gas, licensing, and insurance. Also, you can bring an e-bike on a plane.
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>>1115624
Yeah, that seems to be the default answer but I have actually looked at the Canyons and for the same price (actually they are about ~10% more expensive) Canyons are "only" Shimano 105 while the TCR has a mixture of 105 and new Ultegra R8000 (RD, FD & Crankset) and it rolls on tubeless ready tires which appeals to me as I'm originally a mountain biker.
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>>1115639
giant is better, canyon certainly is more aesthetically pleasing but I've read so much about their proprietary headsets being a huge pain
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>>1114106
>white people have rather dogs than kids

our civilization is doomed
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>>1115687
>girls won't talk to me so I expect everyone else to do the breeding
Try to develop some constructive real-life interests that aren't related to screeching alt-right memes from 4chan, with some practice you might be able to not scare away the girl in the first 10 seconds.

Baby steps, don't get discouraged if you don't succeed right away.
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>>1115687
We have both, 2 of each (because we must hate money)
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>>1115249
Just get a regular bike. 6 miles should trouble no one in a reasonable state of fitness.
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>>1115743
Is that a fucking labradoodle? If so, KYS.
Pic related is the only acceptable doggo.
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>>1114164
Working in a bike shop that sells Fuji has made me loathe the Feather. It is always the bike that the hipster student wanks gravitate towards despite it being objectively awful.
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Buying this tomorrow. Listed $65 but going to try for $50.
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>>1115931
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Can someone give me a decent mountain bike to buy on Craigslist for under $200? I'm a total noobie I'm riding an CSA Autobike 12 miles once every sunday to get back in shape. I'm un Sacramento CA
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>>1115792
Cockapoo, labs are too big for our place.

I've decided to try and just sell the Kona. I'll probably get a new Diamondback 29er or Hook when I find one on sale
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>>1113475
Do you guys have any recommendations for a steel frame bike with disc brakes? I'm going to be putting a motor on it in the future.
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>>1116001

Salsa or Surly.
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>>1115766
But ebikes look like more fun
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>>1116002
I'm also a poorfag.

Anything used?
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Would a Dogma F10 be worth it for a semi-pro rider?

I might come into some major money once my investments takes off
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>>1116007

No.

Try pinkbike or your local MTB community forums. I assure you it is slim pickings for steel with disc tabs.

The only other thing I can think of is REI's house brand, which has occasional offered very affordable chromo disc frames. The Buzz comes to mind.
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>>1116009
depends what type of racing you're doing. there are a looot of bikes that do the job for less money
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>>1116009
>semi-pro
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Any reason not to buy? https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/mens-mountain-bike/1269182941
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Looking for a "aggressive" hardtail for under $1500 USD. Prefer steel. 1x11. and 35mm Stantions. Been looking at this. Any better alternatives?
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>>1116085
buy it as a frame and build it up with spare parts, as on-one's aren't really worth investing in.
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>>1116110
suggest anything different for that price point?
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>>1115953
Don't ignore me you rancid swines
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I'm looking for an electric bike conversion kit for my dad and I can't really tell what to buy the only thing I can see is that 48v batteries are expensive as fuck ,what should I buy?
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pls respond
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Ok, I have a road bike and a mountain bike. I am looking at getting a secondhand bike for commuting over winter. Would you all recommend an old 10 speed or a 90's rigid?
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>>1116365
I always recommend people get what they enjoy riding.
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>>1116367
The bike will be for riding to and from work. I tend to ride both my road bike and mountain bike intermittently so was thinking more for cost per mile and practicality such as theft risk etc.
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>>1114062
fixieshit
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>>1116368
Either is fine. In winter though you won't be going as fast and the wider tires of a mtb will help with grip and such, and you can put some good mudguards on it.
Cost for mile with bikes is always maintenance. Keep the drivechain clean, and look after the damn thing.
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>>1116085
looks good to me.
>>1116206
anything that is in working order and no suspension. vague questions get vague answers.
>>1116315
it's better to have a brand name (samsung, panasonic, sanyo, lg) lower voltage/capacity battery than a big chinesium battery. 8fun mid-drive gets good reviews, but hud motors are cheaper.
I'm still looking into this myself, but this is what I've gathered so far.
>>1116365
I'd go for 90s rigid. If your commute is long and on good roads, the 10 speed would be better. This is of course only my opinion.
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>>1116003
Maybe when you're riding one. Being a stronger human is more fun all the time.

>>1116009
Race what you can replace.

>>1116085
35 mm stanchions are not worth fixating over. 1 mm either side is not going to make or break a bike by itself.

>>1116394
In my experience, it's much easier to fit a road bike with effective mudguards due to their narrower tyres.
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Can anyone identify what model this is?

I talked the guy down from the price and want to do some research before I go pick it up tomorrow.
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>>1115792
> using an iPad to take a photo
ur a faget

also lose weight
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>>1116951
That's a Schwinn Varsity with a crash damaged fork, at $2.00 it is still overpriced.
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>>1115932
>>1115931
Did you get it?
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>>1116971

Is it worth anything if it's free?
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>>1116979
You could salvage the frame (unless it's cracked because of the crash), stem, bars, seatpost, saddle and brakes, and use them to build a beater. Wouldn't bother with the rest.
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>>1116980

I was thinking that. I also have an old Schwinn Mirada that I could pull the fork off, would that work at all to just make it a cruiser beater?
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>>1116981
Sure, as long as the fork's steering tube is long enough and the same width as the previous one.
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>>1116953
LMAO. That's not even my photo lol. Just something I found on the web.
Nice try though. xD
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>>1116982

Cool. Just for future reference what are things to look for with a damaged fork? Like, what in that photo shows it?
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>>1116991
The angle of the fork blades. They should run straight along the headtube angle.
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>>1116993

Good to know. Thanks, mate.
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>>1116993
>>1116991
also look for crimping on the bottom of the downtube near where its welded to the headtube
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It takes me a couple of days to fish through craigslist for a decent deal on a road bike. For 200 USD, I usually see decent (as in clean) gaspipe stuff and 90s mtbs. I found this and I think it's a good deal. Should I even bother calling the guy?

https://houston.craigslist.org/bid/d/cannondale-sport-series-18/6307825335.html
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>>1117265
If you're a manlet sure, it's really small. Also it won't have nice fast road handling with that long wheelbase, and the rack & fender mounts kind of make it a touring bike. 'Sport' in bicycle language means entry level. Cannondales are nice though. Go ride it and see if you like it. He might have other road bikes too, and that guy probably has it in good condition.
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Would people be more inclined to buy a stripped down bike(just frameset, maybe seatpost) than a half-built bike(frameset with steerer, handlebars, cranks)?
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>>1117641
Yes
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I've been looking to get a downhill bike for a while now and I've narrowed my choices down to three bikes. I need some help deciding which bike I should get and how much I should offer for it (I live in SoCal so the prices are probably a little inflated). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The first bike is a 2004-05 Turner DHR for 800$ (I would probably offer him around 700$). the frame is a little older but it appears to be in very good condition. I really like the look of this bike, the sharp angles, decals, and square tubing reminds me of an older motocross bike. If I were to add fenders to

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/turner-dhr-freeride-downhill/6336144531.html


The second bike is a 2014 Giant glory. Cosmetically it looks a little beat up but the seller says that there are no functional issues with the bike. Even though I don't like the looks of this bike as much as the DHR and it has slightly worse components I'm kinda leaning towards it since it's only a couple of years old.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2242890/


The final bike I'm looking at is a 2008 Demo 7. It looks really nice but I'm 90% sure that it's not available anymore since it was posted way back in January.

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1602442/
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>>1117676
I don't particularly know the geometry of any of those frames but generally modern downhill bikes are quite different to older ones.. Longer, slacker head angle, lower BB. I'd go for the giant.
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$225 on local Craigslist. Good buy? Looking to pick it up tomorrow.
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>>1116971
>Schwinn Varsity

It's a Continental.
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>>1117690

I wouldn't.
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>>1117716
Why not?
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Is this bike worth it for $1000?
Has been only ridden for 1500 miles. It's all stock, with an ultegra 30-12 cassette for all the crazy hills in my area.
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>>1117725
Give it a test ride (or other means like checking the frame size against the manufacturer's guides) to make sure it fits you. If it isn't the right size then it's worthless to you.
If it is the right size then it looks great. Before you buy, check the frame for cracks and parts for damage. Make sure there's not something subtley wrong with it.
No damage + right size = fucking sold.
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>>1117725
Also check the chain, if it doesn't need replacing then it's a sign that it has been taken care of. If not, no big deal, chains are cheap, but check wear on the cassette + chainrings.
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>>1117731
>>1117732
Thank (you), anon(s). I will bring my chain wear tool with me! Hopefully the guy looking at it tomorrow doesn't buy it before me!
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Dude my slinky gets like 40 mpg in the city
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>>1117725
It's cringey old slow shitcunt: the brand
The last owner sure was
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>>1117739
steel is reel
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>>1117676
Forget about the Turner, that's a museum piece.

The Glory is the best bike of the bunch, but the spec is a bit lower than the Demo. If it is mechanically sound I would still recommend it. Inspect it yourself if you can.

The Demo is slightly dated, but if the Glory isn't a runner, it's a fine choice. Good price for the spec and looks clean.

>>1117690
Little bike for little money. Sounds fair to me.
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>>1117873
What do you think about this 2013 glory 1? It's only a year older but it looks like it's in better shape than the 2014. I just emailed the seller for a componrnt list so until I get that list im just going to assume its stock.
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>>1117884
Which one is that now?
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>>1117887
my bad here's the link

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/giant-glory-advanced-mountain/6310210898.html
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>>1117891
Looks like less cosmetic damage all right, but there a few tells which suggest the owner - not a professional - was maintaining the bike himself. You'll have to check out both bikes yourself, buy whichever is better maintained.
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>>1117898
How can you tell he was doing the maintenance?
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Good deal for a first MTB?

https://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/bik/d/2014-trek-stache-6-mountain/6326496393.html
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Wanting to buy a bike for my daughter and myself. Budget around 400 Euros. Live in Valencia, Spain, almost exclusively on paved bike paths. I've been using Valenbisi for five years but am getting sick if those heavy beasts. Friends telling me to just buy a bike at Carrefour but I believe I can get something much better.
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Up the budget a bit and get some btwins
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>>1117902
Few (good) bike shops would be happy to send a bike out the door without end-caps on the handlebars. Cable ties wrapped around frame tubing instead of the hose/cable guides. Appears to have a short cage mech with a wide spread cassette - a recipe for disaster, particularly on a long travel bike.

Might still be the best offer available; you have to make compromises at this price point.

>>1117923
Yeah I'd say so, provided you don't plan on trying to keep up with friends who ride enduro bikes and know what they're doing. I recommend building up a bit of experience on flat pedals before trying the clip-in pedals that bike has fitted.
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>>1117976
I was thinking 400 Euros a bike. Sorry for being unclear.
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>>1117977
Thanks I'll be sure to point those things out to him if we start haggling
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>>1117974
Consider bikesdirect
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>>1118010
>Europe
>bikesdirect
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>>1118028
Ah rats. Wish they had that over here. I really don't want a BTWin.
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>>1118093
BTwin's are pretty good bikes and at least the frames have a lifetime warranty so if anything fucks up you're fine.
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>>1118097
Sorry to bother again. Does this one look ok for an intro everyday commuter?

https://www.decathlon.es/bicicleta-polivalente-personalizable-btwin-boriginal-900-id_8388285.html
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>>1118100
yeah, components are all fairly decent, frame is more than good enough, and decathlon bike techs are more qualified than halfrauds, also they actually care.
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>>1118101
Thanks so much. Will have it ordered today.
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>>1117732
>>1117731
>>1117749
>>1117725
The other guy got it before I could see it.
But I'm picking up a mint Orbea carbon Avant tomorrow for $1100. The ultegra chain on it had a wear of over 1.0 on the chain wear tool, so I got him to drop the price from $1400 and throw on a new ultegra chain and crankset. The cassette was near new, so I'm happy.
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Two questions:

1. Does this type of frame allow for direct mount RD like alivio etc? In case I wanted to upgrade to 21 from 18
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>>1118374

Second question: is it worth 120€? I can probably have it chopped to 100 or something.
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>>1118374
>>1118375
No
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>>1118374
>>1118375
To your first question, you could put a newer derailer on that bike, you'd just need to use a separate derailer claw, which is a cheap fix.
But 100 EUR is still a bit too much for anything with such basic parts and crappy brakes - if you're already thinking about future upgrades you'd be better off starting out with a better bike.
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>>1113475
On One Dee Dar
(Steel frame, 140mm Revalation, 1x GX 27.5)

OR

Sonda Transmitter
(Alloy Frame, 120mm Revalation air fork, boost hubs, 27.5+)
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>>1114149
3, but change the bars to something less fugly.

^ Not based on any actual research or logic, but neither was your decision to buy a single-speed . . .




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