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Winter edition
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based bike is too small riding in snow cyclocross anon
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>>1121824
How are those levers (RS-505?) doing you? Might be looking at those for a next bike or just splurge for the RS685
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>>1121825
It's not too small

>>1121826
I have no idea as I haven't even ridden with them yet. Changed them like 2 weeks ago from hy/rd and mechanical Tiagra levers to the 505 levers and 785 brakes but then caught a flu and haven't had the chance to ride it yet. Back to bike commuting tomorrow so I can report back how they feel once I've got some experience with them.

Also the Tiagra rd works perfectly fine in 11 speed set up.
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new tires
new chain + cassette soon
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Soon..
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idk how you people do it but riding my bike on ice and snow wasnt fun at all.the bike would slide in traces left by pedestrians and other bikes and almost fall when going over car lanes because they have ~10cm wet snow walls or ice that makes the bike uncontrollable.
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>>1121872
Get better tires and/or git gud
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Hoping to be able to ride my regular bike until late December, but have this ready for when it gets shitty.
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>>1121824
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Just picked it up, cant wait for next spring
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>>1121894
wuuutt is that crank
crank dat is?
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>>1121915

FSA Omega... my 1X chainring is being shipped tomorrow, so FD will be coming off.
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>>1121839
TREK TREK TREK TREK TREK
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>>1121824
>Winter edition
But it's still fall here.
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SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE REPORTING IN.

>Sunny and breezy
>All is good down here.
>At least i'm not upside down.
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90 kph gusts tomorrow... what say, guys? Bike commute or not?

I've ridden in 60 and it was a joke, but this seems like it could be pretty dangerous. Any experienced input?
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>>1121882
i have the widest tires that fits on the frame. its not very wide tho because its an old steel bike and those do not usually have room for modern wide tires. i dont really believe that the 100€ ice spike pro tires can hold any better on wet snow and other shit that does not belong on a well maintained road.
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>>1121899
the relaxing part will be really hard. i feel like im going to die any moment when im riding the bike and it starts sliding when going downhill and cant even slow down because brakes will just make the sliding even worse
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>tfw went on the longest ride of the year today and didn't snap a pic
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I recently moved to Washington and it has been rough on my bike.
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>>1121914
Pretty bike
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>>1121912
Lovely. That crankset is gorgeous. I bet that saddle is comfy as hell too.
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>>1121947
Thanks man. The cranks is a Sakae CR. Love the twisting look of it. The saddle is actually kinda of hard. Its a little rough, but so is the bike. here's how I found it.
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>>1121942
uh huh right
the seahawks didnt do.. that.. to your bike
you did that to your bike
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>>1121965
I like it
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>>1121942
>>1121944
>>1121972
You started out with a bike with an ugly factory paintjob, then managed to make it even less attractive.

>>1121921
Awesome. Did you add the rear mudflap with group rides in mind?

>>1121863
What tire is that? Looks surprisingly narrow for a winter tire.
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>>1121944
Get on the fucking bike Shenji
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>>1121942
520 opening soon, will open up some nice new options and means you can avoid bellevue
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re
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>>1121979
>Awesome. Did you add the rear mudflap with group rides in mind?
Yep.
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I still use this for my winter/cx/offroad bike. Its great because it was soo cheap and if I fuck it up who cares just get another one.
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>>1121986
Your rear valve is open.
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>>1121979
>What tire is that?
Looks like Nokian/Suomi Tyres Hakkapeliitta W106
>Looks surprisingly narrow for a winter tire.
...and yet I couldn't fit one in my "gravel" bike. Bought some even narrower Hakkapeliitta A10, 32mm.
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>>1121983
oh yeah also, got the winter bike, almost ready
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>>1121991
>Ballard Locks
You're going to want some mudflaps, m8.
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>>1121983
I have no idea what you are talking about, I live on Marrowstone Island. The picture is of the hook canal bridge.
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>>1121986
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It gets cold and windy here, this is from yesterdays ride.
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>>1121839
This is like those chevy trucks that have chevrolet written everywhere, making sure that you know its a chevrolet
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>>1121824
based riding in snow
>>1121839
really really clean. garish af also in a funny way
>>1121842
i love these new allez esp the colours, esp with nice wheels, bet it winds up seriously fast, trim those cables lad.
>>1121894
this could make a pretty sweet touring bike
>>1121912
sexy af columbus schwinn, great job refurbing that
>>1121914
i love how the top tubes sweeping line into the chainstays makes it look like a klunker
>>1121921
i hope you're doubling girls on the top tube
>>1121923
nice little upgrade touches there lad
>>1121942
asuka is best girl
>>1121986
dat sprinter stem
>>1121988
right on anon, u fuck that bike up good
>>1121991
very nice bikepacking rig
>>1122011
looks amazing riding there. My favourite bike in thread
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>>1121842
That is honestly so sexy.
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>>1121942
I like how you full-committed to the ugly colour scheme with those water bottles
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The stable: Part one, race bike
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>>1122035
Part two, old race bike
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>>1122036
Part three, winter beater
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>>1122037
Part four, old winter beater
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>>1122002
my bad, read washington thought seattle. hood canal is a good ride. i've toured up to flagler and that area a few times too, pretty good roads out your way.

>>1121994
good eye! i'm getting annoyed by these fenders and am considering dropping them all together and sucking it up or getting removable ones.

>>1122025
bikepacking is exactly what i got it for, it's working great
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>>1122039
>sucking it up or getting removable ones.
You're going to have bad time. With how much it rains here, full fenders are more or less essential for commuting. I tried to suck it up for the first couple of years, but having spent the last two with full fenders I'm never going back personally.

What issues are you having with the current fenders? I've set up enough of them on difficult bikes that I may have a solution for you.
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>>1121986
I-is that piss on the seatpost/seat tube?
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>>1122043
if ur not prepared to piss yourself you'll never get good
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>>1121872
>>1121930
>>1121938
Relax your upper body and let the bike go where it wants to go. I'm assuming you haven't ridden much in snow/sand/mud/gravel on any two wheeled vehicle. It's the same on all of those surfaces with both bicycles and motorbikes.

You have to relax your upper body and let the bike go where it wants to go. If you fight against it your shoulders and hands will get tired fast and riding will feel really shit because you're forcing the bike to something that it doesn't want to do. In snow/sand/mud/gravel/any similar surface just let the bike go where it naturally goes and just keep the overall direction where you want to be going. It sounds fucked up and weird to just relax but it really works. Your tracks will look like a drunkard rode there but you'll feel much more stable once you get it. So stop trying to force your bike into a straight line when you're not riding on solid ground and relax. For me it takes a few rides every winter before getting back into the correct mindset.
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>>1121979
Nokia Hakka 47-622
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>Santa Barbara
What is this "winter"?
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>>1122038
Have you ever had a problem with blasting water into your bearings using a or washer?
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>>1122038
what is it like beyond the wall?
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At Grinduro last month.
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Guess the brand/bike, shit lighting edition.
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>>1122063

Same as summer, except colder and no murdering illegals crawling all over you.
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>>1122078
Nice drivetrain. I love the big pullies of those old DA/Ultegra triple R derailleurs. Why did you need to use a travel agent on it with a bar end?
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>>1122070
Actually besides going through bottom brackets and headset bearings a bit quicker than normal, the only bearing I've ever destroyed riding in all weather and spraying down bikes after was the hub of a pair of wheels. They seized and wouldn't rotate anymore. I've also fucked up a rear caliper break with dirt
>>1122071
...I've seen them, the army of the dead marches on the living i tell you!
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>>1122112
Yeah, I'm really not clear on why more rear derailleurs don't use larger pulleys. Less flex on the chain (although maybe that doesn't matter as the chain shouldn't be under load in the derailleur), slower rotational speed so less friction loss on the pulleys, and a shorter cage that stays up out of the rocks and shit.

The thing on the derailleur isn't a travel agent, it's an old Avid Rollamajig. It allows for much cleaner cable routing on non-Shadow Shimano derailleurs - no big doofy loop around the dropout. They're starting to get hard to find; Avid quit making them when SRAM got into the derailleur business. No sense in offering parts to fix your competitor's faults...
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>>1122028
fuck you hater
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leaves just now falling here. temps are just now hitting freezing at night. loving those crisp leafy rides
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>>1122042
i'm having trouble really articulating what/where the rubbing issues come from. any tips/things to research are appreciate.

I bought the bike used with the fenders installed and have since removed/reinstalled them (went somewhere muddy) and I can't get the rear one to not rub. The area where the fender attaches to the piece in between the seat stays (where a rim caliper would be) is the most mysterious. It looks clear but still rubs.
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>>1122223
Sweet looking bike
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>>1122011
Switzerland?
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>>1122223

what's that ?
is it steel ?
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It's that time of the year where you go to work an hour later to enjoy the last sunrises before the eternal darkness engulfs you.

>>1121826
Levers are pretty good. Much better than the mechanical Tiagra levers that they replaced. Though there's also the case of 5000 km old cables ridden through all kinds of weather changed to new ones that probably has an effect.
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>>1122419
Also
>tfw the thermometer shows -12°C when you check the temperature to know what to wear.
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>>1122315
thanks man
>>1122415
alu front triangle steel rear. kind of a gimmick but it looks cool
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>>1122419
that just makes me jealous, looks so much fun
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>>1122454
Commuting by bike is literally therapy for me. No matter how shitty I feel on the morning when I wake up or after a day at work when I get on the bike to commute all that goes away and I get happy. Even when the weather is shitty, though it's even better when you're riding into a stunning sunrise. When I for some reason have to get to work in a car I feel like shit and I'm tired all day.
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>>1122228
>piece in between the seat stays (where a rim caliper would be) is the most mysterious. It looks clear but still rubs.
With the bike in a stand/upside down, disconnect the fender at that mounting point, spin the wheel and move the fender up and down to see if it changes anything. If there's a sweet spot where it doesn't rub, mount it there, If moving it doesn't stop the rubbing, then that mounting point may not be the issue and repeat this for the other points of connection.

If all else fails, you can bring it into G&O in Greenwood and I can take a look myself.
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>>1122489
Seconded
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The Cross rig. Happy with the setup now, SRAM works the best, especially for CX from my experience. Will be a very respectable winter/ poor weather road bike once I put some slicks on it as well.
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>>1122489

Same.

Suffered from depression my whole life. It led me to homelessness from ages 16-22, when I finally got my shit together... still had a hard time, but managed to function in society.

34 now, own a nice house, have money and all that, but what actually makes me look forward to getting up and going to work in the morning is my bike commute, which I have only been doing for 6 months now. 44km daily. It is absolutely therapeutic. Wakes me up and energizes me on the way in, lets me unwind and get lots of thinking done on the way home. The exercise is good, the time alone is good, the routine is good. Rain or shine, it doesn't matter... I am in love with it.
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>>1122499
hot tip, i'll give it a shot. my local shop is 20/20 but i don't mind riding up that way for a /n/eighbor
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>>1122641
>20/20
They're good people too, and can definitely help you out much the same.
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>>1122525

How are those mini V's treating you? I have the same set but have not installed them yet
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>>1121942
thanks doc
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>>1122685
They're fantastic, they offer more stopping power than the calipers on my >>1122574 road bike (although the cables on that really need replacing).

Only quip I have with them is that the spring tension screw heads are very soft and have almost all partially been stripped. Bought the brakes used, so I'm sure that could have prevented that by just being careful with them.
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>>1122023
Austria
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>>1122327
Austria
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MISTAKES WERE MADE.

REGRETS WERE NOT.

But is sure as hell was fun to build and ride.
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>>1122784
fuck me what is that it looks glorious

What does the gearing on that work out to, taking in the diddy wheels into consideration? Looks like a big ol' chainring there
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>>1122808
It's a 50t front, and a 12-34 in the back, even though the frame should only take a 12-32. It climbs like a 29er with a 32t front and 40t back.

Also I have no idea what bike Specialized made with 16x2.3" wheels, but the tires for it are AWESOME.
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Been a few PYBTs since I last checked in, I'm commenting on everyone edition

>>1121824
Does the ass saver seat rail fender work at all in preventing skunk stripe?
>>1121839
clean, I love monochrome style
>>1121842
yellow and orange hits a soft spot in me (had this really old yellow and orange Columbia 10 speed I picked up in a yard sale for $20 back in HS)
>>1121894
satin black and yellow looks super sharp!
>>1121912
bike looks well loved, good job! Saddle is definitely a give away showing it's been lots of fun places
>>1121914
sexy! enjoy the new bike
>>1121921
skinwall tires look so sexy, especially on that bike
>>1121923
white and red, I like it. You're lucky to live down south, it's already below 40 here
>>1121942
color scheme reminds me of that guy's mech in evangelion
>>1121943
I know padding means jack shit to saddles but how comfy is that saddle?
>>1121986
absolutely sexy and cool bottles.
>>1121988
looks fun as shit riding that in that terrain! How's the float on that sandy looking trail?
>>1121991
nice, love minimal branding. What's that bag attached to the fork?
>>1122011
so much color disruption but I like the metallic looking blue
>>1122035
jelly, black bike and skinwall is a sexy combo
>>1122036
white and skinwall is pure sex now
>>1122037
I get that it's the winter bike but
>memeskins
>>1122038
>winter is coming
>>1122063
That Orbea is lucky she'll never see snow
>>1122078
woah, what kinda hipster shifters are those?
>>1122079
Voodoo?
>>1122223
oooo, shiny. Aluminum frame and steel rear triangle?
>>1122398
rustic, ride her till she falls apart
>>1122419
hi again OP, you guys get mean snow early on
>>1122525
are those aerospokes? how strong is a radially laced wheel for CX?
>>1122574
aaand another bike that makes me regret grabbing anthracite corsas over skinwalls
>>1122601
whats pieklo czeka?
>>1122784
something about small city bikes look fun as shit to ride, I never rode one honestly
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>>1122858
Ass saver actually works. It doesn't fully cover my backpack but I don't mind about that. I do have clip on fenders but only put them on when the forecast calls for wet weather. Also fenders only cause problems in snow and there's no need for them so that's why I don't keep them on during winter.
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>>1121944
Damn, that atmosphere looks comfy
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>>1121980
underrated post
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>>1122958
neat, I was actually choosing between the ass saver or the sblade and went sblade since I doubted the ass saver's ability. I like how light and simple it is really
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>>1122858

>>>1121988 (You)
>looks fun as shit riding that in that terrain! How's the float on that sandy looking trail?


not bad for most of it.. got a really sandy area where your gonna dig in super deep no matter what and you just gotta hope you dont end up in the cactus... did that 2 years ago and should taken a picture with half a cactus in my leg but pulled it quickly so if it had any poison it wouldnt set in.. nobody wants to ride 20 miles back with that kind of pain.
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>>1122223
One of the nicer MTB's I've seen around here. Polished frames are pretty neat, and steel swing arms are fairly rare these days... does it flex much? Perhaps in a good way?

Also... I never again want to ride a mtb without a dropper. Real game changer for flow in rolling terrain.
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>>1123128
that's why I asked! I've rode terrain kinda like that and it was hard to determine which sand I'd float or sink in... but cactus?! I don't see cactus... I'd probably end up like you with cactus all over regularly (since I'm clumsy and ballsy)
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>>1122858
That actually looks really cool
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>>1121942
If Barney was a bike
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>>1123183
thanks famalambam, I thought /n/ would be more critical. I still regret saving $10 a tire by not going skinwalls
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>>1123286
It's just too boring/ugly to bother criticizing
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>>1123286
>I still regret saving $10 a tire by not going skinwalls
You win in the end; they turn to shit after your first wet ride with rim brakes.
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>>1123287
that's what I'm looking for, now I feel like I'm back on /n/

>>1123288
I didn't know, last time I had skinwalls was 10+ years ago on the mentioned columbia 10 speed but they were dirty/cracking already. How does everyone else keep their skinwalls clean? Something about skinwalls gets my dick hard
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>>1123300
Just use some alcohol on a rag/paper towel to wipe the skinwalls. It won't get it back to perfect, but it'll get it damn close.
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>>1123157
yeah the little cactus likes to hide, it literally grows in bushes sometimes, so if your line isnt working out and you get bogged down I learned to not fall into a bush or even set my foot down into one... not that I did that on purpose regularly anyways....
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>>1123305
>Just use some alcohol on a rag/paper towel to wipe the skinwalls.
Sounds like a right proper way to prematurely dry out your skinwalls.
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>>1123300
>How does everyone else keep their skinwalls clean?
By using disc brakes or otherwise never riding in the wet.
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>>1123330
And it doesn't work, it just turns them an awful gray instead of black.
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>>1122858
>hipster shifter
Gevenalle

They work pretty well. Can't really shift from the drops (only the hoods), but way better than either bar end or downtube shifters for riding off road.
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>>1122858
that looks like a really fun ride, anon. Any idea of much does it weight?
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>>1122858
>I know padding means jack shit to saddles but how comfy is that saddle?
It's surpringsinly comfy once you've adjusted the tilt to suit your anatomy. I've been using it for almost a year now and it doesn't look like it's going to fall apart anytime soon.
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>>1123288
You do know that it's possible to wash them like the rest of your bike?
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>>1123380
It's heavier than it looks at 10kg~ last time I weighed it. It's a budget 6061 aluminum frame and carbon fork but it feels solid
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Not too bad on prosecco road.
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>>1123392
Certainly, but it doesn't do much of anything accept reduce the life of your sidewalls by drying them out.
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>>1123474
muh dick
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>>1123474
>dat saddle angle
That's such a nice bike, you ever consider getting a fit done?
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>>1123496

It is fitted and the seat is only about 1/8" off level on flat ground.
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>>1123496
The front curve makes it seem wonky but not everyones anatomy prefers 100% parallel saddles.
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>>1123496
Whats your day to day life like, where you notice these miniscule things? I had to tilt the image on a program see which way it was slightly tilted towards.
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Hopefully going to pass 10000 km on this bikee before the end of the year
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surly instigator mtb
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Just bought this the other day. Bad timing on my part though since all of the mountains just closed their bike parks.
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>>1123532
>He rides bike parks
Get out and ride your fucking bike
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>>1123533
I just got back a ride
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>>1123533
Get the fuck out with your assumptions
Yall got btfo mate
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>>1122858
>>1121991
it's a 10L dry bag from REI on a blackburn outpost cargo cage. super versatile and less intrusive than the salsa anything cage when not in use.
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>>1123330
>>1123334
>>1123305
use a degreaser (eg dilute some pinesol). do it somewhat regularly and they will look pretty good.
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Northern Alberta reporting in.

"Winter" means there's packed snow on the road and it's basically nighttime all the time, right? "Winter bike" means fenders and lights at a minimum, right? Are people really riding these naked road bikes down icy winter streets in the dark?! I ride all winter long (have big motorcycle for summer, IB4 GB2/o/), but I have a real winter bike to do it on. Studs, full fenders, dyno lights, geared hub, bar mitts, reflectors, the works. I think riding a regular bike like these would take the fun out of it. It's a special environment that takes special equipment.

>>1121839
Like this guy. I go much, much, faster than he ever could even though my bike weighs 25lb and has a grip shifter. I'm a lot safer and comfier too.
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My daily bike that Ive had for over a year. Love it even if it is pretty heavy.
Don't really know much about it if anyone could shed some light on the Gios Evolution Lite.
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>>1123756
Thanks doc
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>>1123753
Arctic here, yeah that's pretty much what winter means. Still don't understand why you'd need fenders at winter. All they'll do for you is gather snow in them. And you don't need a special bike to ride in winter.
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Love riding when the rain is just a mist, 2 comfy
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>>1123753

Northern Italy, no winter bike required except in the mountain passes. All XCs and fat bikes up there once the snow starts.
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>>1123783
It looks nice although i doubt it's gonna stay clean for long
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I paid way too much for this old beater but it does work well enough so eh whatever.
>tfw the pedal axle and the bearing surfaces are quite pitted
>tfw i recently gave the chain a good wash but ran out of chain oil when oiling it and now it has rust
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>>1123804
Isn't the seat way too low?
I like the bike.
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>>1124057

You can't tell if a saddle is too low without seeing the person sitting on it. Wouldn't make much sense to raise it if he couldn't reach the pedals...

There are many frame types, and frame sizes. The correct saddle height is the one that makes your leg nearly straight when at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
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>>1121824
Put the caps back on those prestas dummy.
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>>1124250
For what purpose?
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>>1124278
A E S T H E T I C S
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Work inprogress on my winter ride/trailer hauler.
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>>1124336
Sweet bell
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Commuter ebike 72v 60A now with heated grips!
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>>1124339
Disgusting.
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>>1121824
>>1121826

Those levers are a big deal because of that chunky thing, like you used get with Ultegra 6600. Here's their secret:

Have the lowest section of the hoods parallel with the ground. Cant both levers inwards about 15-20 degrees - it looks goofy, but you can then hold the chunky ends of the levers firmly from above, with your wrists on the bars closer to the center than the drops allow. If you can get the width of your elbows smaller than your torso/waist, bingo - you're in the same sort of secure aero position Spinacis were banned for enabling.

Not as aero as resting your wrists on the bars Tony Martin-style, but very secure, so you can do it comfortably on shit roads too.
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>>1121894

Added waterproof packs, 1x chain ring, heated gloves, full face mask, and toe warmers.

Canadian winter, I am ready for you.
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>>1124339
>72v 60a
>4.32kw
hoooly foook, I had a 1.44kw ebike and I thought that shit was mean. this thing must have enough power to rotate the earth instead of moving itself
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>>1124336
I am so conflicted about this bike.

>>1124013
Lube does not go bad. Keep plenty of it on hand.
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>>1124328
its when all the old people migrate south from harsher climates. we can't all be burly woodsmen, there isn't enough flannel (or as i like to call it, 'marquette formal wear') to go around. you just sit cozy with your sunshine and old people and let the hardier men handle the winter up north.
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>>1123532
parks closed? time for freeride!
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lol i posted it again
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Gonna skrt skrt my way through most of winter on this stupid thing.
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>>1121894
Racks+fenders master race
>>1121921
Forever love for this.
>>1121942
Fuck the haters, this shit's rad.
>>1122784
This little thing is also rad as fuck
>>1124336
Super rad.
>>1124339
2power4me rad
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>>1123511
Do you ever ride normal singletrack Albertaman?
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>>1124340
Thanx
>>1124356
Ye, she's got some pull, maybe not that much but pretty good :)
>>1124384
>>2power4me rad
2rad4some

>>1124388
All the time man! Though alpine-summit riding is what I like most.
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>>1124339
Have you put a 32t ring on a hammerschmidt??
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>>1124430
40t actually. Hammerschmidt is awesome.
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>>1124373
something abt the blurr makes it comfy and real and >>1124378
seems fake and cold
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flat land single speed commuter, love this piece of shit so much
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>>1124550
The magic of a decent camera and knowing how to use it.
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fukk jees
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>>1124597
How far from home is that?
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>>1124610
About 300meters, why?
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>>1124559
Needs bigger tyres!
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>when you go out for a ride on an overcast day with constant drizzle
>get home before it turns into full-on rain

English bike for English-tier weather.
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cyclocross bikes are dumb, they are shitty road bikes and shitty off road bikes
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>>1124825

I pass a lot of slow faggots on their "good" road bikes on my CX.
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>>1121894
Hideous stock chain rings and front derailleur gone.

Yes it's small, but it's for winter.
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>>1124825
I agree, gravel bikes are superior
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>>1124898
gud luck passing a not-slow faggot
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>>1124344
>toe warmers.
Care to elaborate. I loose signal from my toes no matter what i wear below -5C and after 30 minutes unless i use active (chemical) heaters.
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>>1125133
Good luck keeping up with me on a trail.
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I've been having a lot of fun on this bike lately. It's surprisingly light and easy to toss around. Also pretty quick with slicks, though I'm excited to put on some knobbies and fenders sometime soon.
Apologies for the shit photo.
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>>1125406
>dice caps
at least go led or monkey lights or something
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>>1125406
Rad
You should sort that wiring out though
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suck my nuts
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>>1121839
sexy fucking bike
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Dusty gravel edition.
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>>1125151
gud luck keeping up with me on my mtb
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>>1121956
try some oxalic acid to dissolve that surface rust
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>>1122038
ayyy cannonbro
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>>1125453
>Riding a tranny
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>>1124573
im saying i like the shitty pic better its got soul
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>>1125463

Good luck keeping up with me on mine.
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>>1121824
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>>1124559
>>1124779
Yeah. You definitely have room for bigger.
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>>1125477
already ditched the shitty cyclocross uh
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>>1125452
It's all to be sorted. Unfortunately the cable routing on this frame is a little weird, but in any case I'll be upgrading most all the components soon.
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>>1125489

It's called not being autistic. You should try it sometime.

I have Cyclocross for commuting and road / gravel outings, mountain bikes for singletrack, and a road bike for... take a guess.

Calling CX "shitty road bikes and shitty off road bikes" is utterly retarded; road bikes are even shitter off road, and mountain bikes shittier on the road. Hence the market for CX and gravel bikes.

Let me guess, you think SUVs are retarded because they are shitty moving vans and shitty sports cars?

Cyclocross is the spork of the bike world.
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drove up to the mountains today
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>>1125503
>Reverb
Eh, I guess it's better than no dropper. How much drop do you have and is it still too much after cutting the seat tube?
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>>1125499
>you think SUVs are retarded because they are shitty moving vans and shitty sports cars?
this is extremely true though
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>>1125506
Good job anon, I like it.
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>>1125504
reverb is the tits though? I measured before hand, just so happened to work out that the 170mm reverb slammed with the clamp collar almost touching the weld is the perfect height. got real lucky on that
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>>1125519
you are a weak troll.
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>>1125499
fuck SUVs
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>>1125583
I agree, everyone should have a dump truck and a Lamborghini.
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>>1125555
>reverb is the tits though?
Not really, it's overpriced and unnecessarily complicated. There's no reason to have a hydraulically actuated dropper post, and this is coming from someone who despises cable actuated brakes.

>got real lucky on that
Indeed. However it means that you won't be able to make any adjustment if you get a taller saddle, thinner pedals, or even new shoes with different thickness soles in the future.
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>>1125499
>hi im katy
>but u can call me le penguin of doom
>im so randum xd
>*holds up spork*
literally you lol
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>>1125614

>lol

You are pure cringe.
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>>1125499
actually, you confused 'bike is shit' with 'shit rider' from the very get-go and your continued eagerness to posture rather than to ever proffer a defense based on the objective merits of a particular class of bicycle-- a constructive defense, mind you, and not this pitiful counter where you merely tried to reduce your opponent's position to absurdity once you had realized you had been cornered in a game that only on its surface level seemed to allow the tactical complexity of a round of 'chicken'-- led only to your total embarrassment....

talk about retarded arguments.
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>>1125617
wew lol
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>>1125618

Doubling down on the cringe, are we? Let me break it down for you since you haven't figured it out yet:

>cyclocross bikes are dumb, they are shitty road bikes and shitty off road bikes

That's why you don't compete in a road, trail, or downhill race with one. They are for racing on cyclocross courses, genius. You should give it a try sometime, because it's fun. You'll soon figure out that it's your logic that is dumb, not the bike.

CX is similar to road bike geometry for speed, yet slacker for better handling off road and a higher bb for clearance. Overbuilt for taking hits, yet light for carrying up hills and over obstacles. In that regard, they are ideal. Only an idiot wouldn't realize this.

As a result of these design points, they also make excellent multi purpose commuters, especially in rural areas and in the winter. Many have mounts for racks and fenders as a result.

Use your brain, Anon.
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>>1125131
gravel bikes are dumb, they are shitty road bikes and shitty off road bikes
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>>1125618

A direct response to your pathetic attempt at clouding the argument:

>actually, you confused 'bike is shit' with 'shit rider' from the very get-go

I will refer you to:

>cyclocross bikes are dumb

It's very clearly stated.

>your continued eagerness to posture rather than to ever proffer a defense based on the objective merits of a particular class of bicycle

I did in the very comment you responded to when I said "road bikes are even shitter off road, and mountain bikes shittier on the road. Hence the market for CX and gravel bikes"

>merely tried to reduce your opponent's position to absurdity

It was already absurd; calling a class of bicycle "dumb" because it can't compete in other disciplines is absurd. Not only is it absurd, it's hypocritical, because the logic works in both directions: road bikes and a mountain bikes are both shitty cyclocross bikes.

>once you had realized you had been cornered in a game that only on its surface level seemed to allow the tactical complexity of a round of 'chicken'-- led only to your total embarrassment....

You can do all the mental gymnastics you want, but it won't change the fact that you made some stupid arguments.
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Here's the winter hack, made from parts i found in my garage. It's nice for the shitty UK winter.
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>>1125453
Get some tires that aren't actual shit
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>>1125675
They ain't too bad, light and cheap and roll nice and quickly (especially on road, I use the bike for commuting as well). I will replace the front for something a bit grippier soon though.
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>>1125664

Should do the trick. You gonna trim the rear fender rods, or do you use bigger tires sometimes?
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>babbypixel camera in the dark

there's a kickass mallard drake in the water right behind my bike but you can't see it because i went with the el-cheapo phone
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>>1125618
>>1125633
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>>1125735
Not sure about love, but I'd probably fuck him.
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>>1125735
kek
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This memecross guy got destroyed and he still keeps going, lol, some people have no self awareness
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>>1125503
dude how does that cane creek fork ride tho
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>>1125835
cyclocross bikes are for cyclocross racing. not sure why you'd own one otherwise.

it's the same owning any extremely specific niche race bike whether it be TT, Tri, Cross or Track. if you're not doing the sport, you really don't need one. they're just not much good for anything other than their intended purpose.
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>>1125840 >>1125627
cyclocross racing looks plain silly- it has neither the elegance of the focused endurance and clean selection of racing lines of long distance road riding nor the agility over extreme terrain and technical skill of mtb disciplines

a cyclocross course had, in theory, supposed to have been a combination of these two rather disparate poles- its easy to understand that that was the principle they were going for but just like in photoshop when you turn the white balance on the color wheel to go from black to white you dont know whethere youre going to find red or gray or pink if you set it to the middle, the middle ground turns out to be little more than a soft hill-scape playground to run around bowlegged in spd cleats with your bike over your head and then doing awkward jump mounts just so you can mash up the mildest hills for a mtb in the least aerodynamically efficient positions for a road bike. sure, a cyclocross bike is the right tool for the job but the job itself is makework- neither this nor that.

and since youre doing so much of this on-the-bike-off-the-bike and dont want your clothing to catch youre invariably dressed in skinsuits. now, there are two mutually exclusive ways to mount a bicycle: fast or gracefully, and making that bastardization part of the sport just makes everyone look like a bunch of court jesters prancing around.. unless youre a gril its inexcusable.

(john-tomac_drop-bar-raleigh.jpeg)

>>1125758
lol- you a gril?
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>>1125835

>keeps declaring victory
>keeps samefagging
>keeps defending himself

Your butthurt is showing, weaklegs.
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>>1125840

You are blowing things way out of proportion, mate. The design specifics aren't as drastic as something like a DH bike.

Slightly higher bottom bracket, slightly slacker geometry and longer wheelbase, slightly wider rims all just make for a comfy, stable bike that's good on road as well as off road. Saying they are only good for racing CX is demonstrably wrong.

Pic related is a good illustration of how much of a primadonna you're being.
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>>1125870
it triggers me that this cool kind of bike which previously hardcunt roadies did hardcore underbiking stuff on has been appropriated by weak pussy faggots who overbike on them and are too slow and faggot for a real road bike.
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>>1125872

You have major insecurity issues.
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>>1125874
Whoops, tagged the wrong post here.

>>1125861
YOU have major insecurity issues.
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>>1125876

>maybe if I type in caps I will win
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>>1125878
Truly A Tragic Post.
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>>1125872
Ma'am, get your triggers in check yeesh, why the fuck do you care?
People don't even know any of this shit when they go for their first meme machine and if the dude in the bike shop tells the customer that this other bike is more comfortable and versatile than the other one, which one do you think a beginner wants?
It's not the evil bitter numales destroying your precious hobby and culture identity, it's free market capitalism and fashion trends that steer these things.
t.eri
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Makes for some serious fun once the trails get all snow packed.

Ahh, winter... always leaves me so conflicted. The trails become more fun, but the roads try to kill you.
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>>1125881
>that downtube
I'd get rid of that
I'd also take new pictures so every PYBT isn't the same
Dope bike tho
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>>1125872
>>1125880

>samefagging this hard

My... you're a passive aggressive one, aren't you?
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>>1125882

But it's so clean in this pic. D:
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>>1125840
I had back surgery and I am pathologically inflexible. If I ride a regular road bike for more than 45 minutes, I feel pain for days after doing it. I bought a cyclocross bike with comfortable geometry and fat tyres and now I can ride for 4 hours before I start to feel any kind of pain.
Unless you are competing in local races at category 3 or above, it makes perfect sense to buy a more comfy bike. You will commute, exercise and, overall, just have a better riding experience.
If, however, you a purist, go ahead and buy a road bike. If that makes you feel happy, then just be happy and ride it.

>>1125872
Man, you know what you should do? You should set a tent on the roadside and stop every faggot who's "underbiking" and explain to them why they are wrong and why the suck. Please do it. It's the only solution to that huge problem of faggots "underbiking" and I am so glad somebody as good as you has seen this enormous issue and general threat to mankind.
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>>1125883
>being this mad
I assure you, I'm posting from another continent than the other you are referring to
>>1124610
are you this too you elitist shit?
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>>1125881
Triple ring leglet get out
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>>1125872
Show us on the doll where reality touched you, anon
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>ctrl+f "faggot"
>its all the same guy
>what an embarrassment
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>>1125890
>he hasn't ridden anywhere that requires gearing

You really should head up to BC sometime and challenge yourself.
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I bet this memecross guy has an average speed below 40 km\h. I thought freds like those couldnt post here
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>>1125858
cross was supposed to be a 'fun run' on bikes until freds got hold of it. chicken costumes and beers and all of that, not skinsuits and roid rage.
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>>1125908
>You really should head up to BC sometime and challenge yourself.

>ywn ride north shore, whistler, kamloops, etc.
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>>1125920

>describes cycling altogether
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>>1125920
SSCX is still like that.
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>>1125922
really blanches my broccoli
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>>1125923
i unironically own a steel sscx bike. good times!
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>>1125921

You can do it. Make some time.
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>>1125932
all my projected earnings for the next five years are spoken for. maybe someday, but not any time soon. IF they let me cross the border.

>complete job training
>hone skills
>buy van
>move to marquette
>ride bikes in marquette, ishpy, houghton and copper harbor
>don't starve

this is all predicated upon the market for high-end foodservice in the UP around those hipster towns staying in-demand
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pine haven's back on the menu boyz!
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>>18190540
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>>1126018
If you're gonna have your bars stupidly low, wrap them all the way. I bet you ride around on the bare metal most of the time. The Keirin dickriding should only go so far.
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>>1125939
>Move to Philly
>Buy a loft
>Start a noise band
>Get six or seven roommates
>Eat hummus with them
>Book some gigs
>Paint
>Smoke cloves
>Listen to Animal Collective
>Start some type of salsa company
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>>1126025
>>Move to Philly
detroit was here, philly sux

>>Buy a loft
why buy a loft when you could buy the whole building (in detroit)

>>Start a noise band
start a rap label. start TWO rap labels so you have one for when the other one goes under

>>Get six or seven roommates
let industrious vagrants and train kids squat in your building

>>Eat hummus with them
drink king cobra with them

>>Book some gigs
let the train kids have folksy rock shows in the basement while you host rap battles upstairs

>>Paint
make trash sculptures and place them in vacant lots around town

>>Smoke cloves
drink faygo

>>Listen to Animal Collective
listen to ICP (hardmode: not ironically)

>>Start some type of salsa company
weld up gaspipe fixie frames and sell them for exorbitant amounts of money
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>>1126018
Nice NJS Whip!
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>>1125872
Delet urslf
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>>1122784
crank arms look like theyd scrape the ground in a turn
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>cx bikes are a meme
So tell me what other type bike I should get for commuting year round.
>inb4 muh 90s meme with slicks

On a cx bike I can put on road tires and slam the stem for summer and have pretty much a road bike. And for winters I can put on studded tires and raise the stem up for a slightly slacker fit.
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>>1126048

KonaBro here.

This looks like it would be a lot of fun.
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>>1125838
it's sick. I haven't messed with it much. When you get really cookin it just settles in and you can point it. Really really good for the kind of riding I do
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>>1126238
lets see
>On a 90s rigid mtb with drop bar bike I can put on slicks and slam the stem for summer and have pretty much a road bike. And for winters I can put on studded tires and raise the stem up for a slightly slacker fit.
or get a touring bike you dumb idiot.. what was even the point of your non-post?
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>>1125983
Learn how to take a picture god damn
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>>1126048
heck ya, slack plus tire hardtail for the win. those Sonders look great!
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>>1126293
lmao, reading this first then seeing the picture. Dat camera shake.
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>>1123756
Tasty ride, anon. I think it would look better in some thin profile aluminium flat pedals.
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>>1122419
Makes me miss East Coast winters. Sweet bike.
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>>1126304
>It would look better if you made it worse to ride
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>>1126308
>t. clipless cuck
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>>1126293
>>1126300

i dont actually know how to use a smartphone camera, i've only had it for a month
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I know nothing about road bikes but was just given this Scott Addict R3 for free. How did I do /n/?
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>>1127153
Nice cop, judging from that spacer stack it seems the previous owner had some back issues, after riding for a while you should experiment removing a couple of spacers or flipping the stem upside down, see how it feels. I'd get some decent pedals also.
Good cop.
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>>1127156
Thanks for the tips, it came with another set of pedals but it's my first time on a road bike and I'm not confident enough for clip-ins yet
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>>1127158
No need for that either, some decent platform pedals can also be pretty nice.
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>>1126313
You may be mentally disabled, friend.
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