Last /pybt/ over 300>it's an honor to start this round edition
>>1144217WRONG SIDE CUNT
KTM Myroon Sonic
Posted this in the last thread but whatever.First road bike, a 2008 Orbea. Ultegra group with 105 cranks, carbon frame, steam, bars and seatpost and some ultegra wheels.
>>1144219Huh never knew KTM made bicycles
>>1144218>WRONG SIDE CUNTThis Nice bike. I trust you have some $1,000 big guy bike as well..I can tell by your choice of seatpost that you are some type of cyclepatrician
>>1144218>>1144296I'm going to left side drive my bike because of you guys
>>1144219Looks very nice, especially for a big wheeler. The fact that such an expensive bike doesn't come with a dropper though is ridiculous. Move those brake levers inwards.
>>1144329Changed to 1x, and ran the rear brake cable internally where the derailleur cable used to be.Absolutely loving this bike, even though it's quite a bit heavier than my fair weather commuter.Wiped out on Tuesday... she got some scratches, I got some stitches. We still love each other, though.
>>1144330That crank looks fuckin' cool in 1x. Cool bike too
>>1144329You're gonna have mad side-spray, mang. Ever consider a slightly smaller, faster tire like the Panaracer Pasela or Compass Barlow Pass (if you've got $$$)?>>1144330>Wiped out on Tuesday... she got some scratches, I got some stitches. We still love each other, though.Right on!
>>1144334+1 for Paselas as long as you pump them up firm, because for some reason they want to pinch on anything less than the recommended pressure.
>>1144331Thanks man, it's a lot better looking than the original that's for sure.>>1144334I have a few tires in mind to try out in the spring, but these have actually been really clean. My studded tires (supposedly arriving on Monday) are 30mm though, so that will help. I have a set of 28mm memeskins on the other commuter, and they are serving me well. Not saying I will get another set of them, but something about as narrow would be nice. Definitely plan to try a few things out, so thanks for the suggestions!
>>1144296Yeah I have a nice road bike, though it barely reaches $1k in valueNot that I chose the seatpost, it was pretty much a spare parts box build sans the tires
>>1144345T H I C C
Just 'finished' this buildquick rundown:Charge Plug frameDawes UltraGalaxy forks w/ blackburn outpost rackOn One Midge handlebars, SRAM Rival 1 levers, SRAM Red TT shifters, Brooks tapeBrooks C17 saddleTRP Spyre brakes, 180mm on the front and 140 on the rear50/36 SRAM Apex cranksSRAM Force FD11-40t Sunrace cassetteSRAM Apex RD on Wolf Tooth road linkHope Pro 2 Evo hubs, Stan's Crest rims, WTB Horizon tyres
>>1144395Extremely cool bike! Can the shifter cables go under the bartape, or does that just not work?
>>1144395Wild bikeHow does the 2x play with the 11-40? Very rare to see someone with this set up. Also how do you like the Midge? Cool bike
>>1144395Post another picture
>>1144279>orbea>orbea>orbea>orbea>orbeacan companies stop throwing their logo on every part?
>>1144402gladly!>>1144397thanks - I did try that once but there was too much friction in the system for the derailleurs to return outward when I shifted>>1144401thanks!for being completely hacked together out of ebay parts it all works surprisingly well - mostly thanks to the Wolf Tooth link which relocates the rear derailleur outwards and downwardswith the front on the big ring the chain can handle 11-38t but not the last cog, however when the front is on the small ring you're pretty much limited to the largest 4 cogsmidge bars are great! mounting the levers halfway down the drop can be uncomfortable with some levers but it means you get a diverse range of hand positions.I test fitted a few other flared drops from Salsa and Nitto but these just fit the cockpit best
>>1144410Chain looks a bit short.
>>1144412Nah, note that he's almost fully crosschained - in the big ring, but in the 3rd cog. There's absolutely enough slack left in the chain to wrap the last two cogs of the cassette.
>>1144410>there was too much friction in the system for the derailleurs to return outward when I shiftedThat is, for your whacky setup, innit.I've seen bar-ends go under the tape.Anyway, extremely cool bike.
>>1144410Awesome thanks. The way the fork matches that rack is sexy af
>>1144340i have pasela 35s rated for 90psi that run great at 70psi. i have had 28s pinch on me though.
>>1144410what bottle cage is that?
>>11442174/10 - taking picture from the wrong side. against the sun. Also minus points for bar weird angle.>>11442797/10 - should be a real workhorse. enjoy it.>>11443298/10 - saucy. loving this mix between speed and usability.>>11443957/10 - really nice. but i think this bike has costed a lot more to built, than it looks like.
Its 7 degrees outside so I just start at my bike. Feelsbadman
>>1144489All this time I thought you were British. Where you at?
>>1144485Not him but it's a Blackburn Outpost cargo rack
>>1144217>non drive side>meme rear fender>meme bike>>1144218Meme bike but kinda cool>>1144302do it faggot
>>1144489>not riding just because it's cold>>1144345Where is this?
newly acquired cross check. going to put north road bars, pasela 38s, velo orange fenders, and panniers on it. any suggestions?
>>1144410neat. you're to be commended on building exactly what you wanted. I have a sort of devil's advocate question, purely out of curiosity. Did you consider any complete builds before you went ahead with full custom? I'm wondering about the difference between what you spent in total versus the cost of the closest-to-what-you-wanted complete build. I don't mean to imply that you made the wrong choice because I think you made the right choice, but I'm just idly wondering.
>>1144597slam the stem
>>1144597Do lowrider panniers for style points.>>1144603Premium troll>tfw miss my Cross Check
>>1144646>dat Cash Money ano.
>>1144345I want to live somewhere that justifies owning one of these things, but I'm a southern faggot.
>>1144659Fatbikes are great for riding on sand and mud too.
First decent ride of 2018; climbed to the Cube today.
>>1144395>>1144410>>1144395>>1144410Nice looking bike! I always liked how the Midge bars look. That said, some nits/questions:Why the mismatched rotor sizes? 180mm is overkill for a bike with those tires.Why the bigass crank? 50:11 is a big gear to push on a bike like that, and it feels weird to put that huge cassette on but go with the 36T inner instead of a 34T.Ew Stan's rimsAnyway, just minor quibbles. Looks like it's going to be a fun bike.
>>1144690This is Mt. Umunhum right?
>>1144690Best cross check
>>1144692yeah I mean, the concrete box is pretty unmistakable.Hell of a good road climb, and we took the dirty way back via Mt Sombroso.
>>1144690get some new bartape already you cheap bastard lol
>>1144695Best cross check is not a cross check?... that's actually pretty true, really.>>1144705Hah, yeah, I really should, shouldn't I? I shredded that side in October of '16 when I went down pretty hard on some gravel. I keep telling myself I'll replace it someday...
>>1144597>going to put north road bars,Give me your bikeIt deserves a loving home
>>1144715I've got shredded bartape on my bike too. I'll replace it one day.
New tyres, cleaned, Winter came! Getting a new cassette next week, to get rid of the Shimano anchor.
Almost have it how I want it. Have a couple of small things I need to do to the bike then I'll be happy with it.
>>1144646Top tier bike, top tier pic
>>1144329Summer commuter / weekend ridePotato pic, I'll take a better one someday.
Thicc 38c tire manages to fit the front of my steve bauer
My just rebuilt my pike fork with the luftkappe for dat juicy suppleness and turned my ss karatemonkey geared and new salsa bend2 bar free from my lbs
>>1144856I have the hope ss hub so couldnt fit a full casette unfortunately but i cut the rivets on a 9 speed 11-30 sora and removed 3 gears that i didnt need, 10 spd zee clutch deraileur with sram 9 spd X5 shifter works amazing
>>1144816neat-looking bike, looks fast and very nice livery.cool pic, too.
>>1144854I have those brakes, too. they work fine but the interface was not ready for market. the barrel adjusters are too small for your fingers and they have a hex locknut on them that defeats the idea of having a barrel adjust so you never tighten it and it just gets in the way. and you point the lever down to open the caliper and pop it up to close it (opposite of normal) and there's a tiny, uncomfortable failsafe you have to pinch at the same time. even the retrogrouch dude at my LBS was like "what the fuck is this"
>>1144816What is the rear dropout spacing on that? Do you know any cheap aluminum CX frames that have rim brakes + 135mm rear?
>>1144858wow, that's crazy. but cool. you took off the biggest cog and the 2 smallest, or the 3 smallest, or what?HA I just noticed your kitty. looks like a total bro.
>>1144279What brand is this again?
Today is nice. Can't wait for it to get warmer.
>>1144816This is a pretty ballin' bike and a great picture, too.How do you like those Ritchey Venturemax bars?
>>1144928your seatpost is backwards? usually Brooks riders want more setback, not less, but I get I'm doing an armchair fit, here. Is it because you're so short?
>>1144911Regarding speed I am not sure about this ‚new‘ pressure thing and great tyre width - my stomach tells me to ride high pressure slim ones to be faster. >>1144912Thanks! >>1144914135mm, cheap I only know these On-One frames, they are great for their price I think (but UK). >>1144934Thanks! Coming from more or less normal road bars an huge difference, and strange feeling when riding the first time. Riding in the drops is easy. The bump down there is a little bit awkward, but OK. So far - but only after about 200km - I like it!
>>1144942It is true that I am short. The main reason my seatpost is like that is because I like having more of my weight forward since it makes climbing easier and I live in a very hilly area. I also prefer being in a more upright position in general.
>>1144854This type of shit gets me hard. I had a build with <1mm of tire clearence once.
>>1144957Though, to be honest, I set the seat like that when I was very new. Now that i have gotten used to riding, having the seatpost back in the correct direction might be better, so I am going to give it a shot.
>>1144948>Regarding speed I am not sure about this ‚new‘ pressure thing and great tyre width - my stomach tells me to ride high pressure slim ones to be faster.Yeah, I went through the same thought process - the nimble, stiff & jittery feeling of skinny tires sure *felt* faster in my mind...But I've found that I'm actually faster on nice 35-45mm tires. They felt slower at first because I was isolated from the road rumble, but I had zero issues keeping up with my normal group, and actually felt less fatigued after longer rides.The real proof was descending - obviously less rolling resistance on the wider tires; I'd have to ride the brakes to not run away from the group on downhill straightaways.
>>1144858I love it. I've always dreamed about making an abbreviated/abridged (?) cassette for some reason. Which cogs did you remove? Cool that you picked a Zee RD for it
>>1144957>The main reason my seatpost is like that is because I like having more of my weight forward since it makes climbing easier and I live in a very hilly area.I've been wondering about this. Maybe an expert can chime in: do you climb better with weight in the front or back? Some MTB guy told me you want more weight in the back so the rear tire gets more traction. Obviously not an issue in a road bike
>>1144975It's not that you climb better with your weight on the back, but when you climb your body weight naturally shifts back so it's a good idea to bring it forward so it's centered on the bike once again. Tilting the saddle forward ever so slightly helps with this
>>1144822Very cool. What else are you planning on replacing? I think it looks perfect already. I sure hope you're not planning on adding even more white parts
>>1144654Yeah I like the look, wish the cranks were 170 though, got 165 since I needed it on my last bike for super low BB, this bike has more clearance >>1144816Beauty, how much was the frame/fork? Needs a set of polished White Bros cranks. >>1144828Thanks>>1144856I just picked one up too but haven't installed it, big difference in fork feel?
>>1144998Seat post is beat up. Can't see it in the picture but it's bad on the other side. Other than that, stuff needs cleaned up a bit more.
This is one of my favorite bikes to take for a quick ride to the store. I've since added a huge front basket that helps a lot.
>>1145042As seen here loaded with dozens of donuts.
>>1144928might just be the photo, but your fork is bent. I would be looking for a new bike.
>>1145053Custom frame? People go down those hills? O_ODon't you want a dropper post
>>1145056he can't , look at the seat tube >>1145053that's a fucken nice bike, i'm sure it's possible, but did you actually go down there though? dont lie to me
>>1145056>>1145058Only the great PVD can descend that extreme hill http://theteamrobot.blogspot.com/2015/01/your-daily-dose-of-verdone.html
all quickrelease levers are ziptied shut.handlebars have a lot of shit on them, left to right:dinging bell, honking horn, small white light, retroreflector, retroreflector, big white light, rear mirror (ziptied to handle)panniers are ziptied onto rack. Lots of bungee cords. Two red lights (small on top, big on bottom). Back mudflap is ziptied to the underside of the rack.retroreflective stickers all over the bad boi (including every single spoke in the same spot) to keep myself visiblewater bottle holder is non-stock, kinda like it.Kind of want to get a front rack or maybe a basket, although I'm not sure a basket would fit on my handlebars without some rearranging.
>>1145042this kind of frame was my first bike with no training wheels. it was also a schwinn and the paint was still nice, the dragonfly green with the script-y white writing. It had many replacements, though. no chain guard, a more normal, basic saddle, chrome fenders that we scrubbed rust off of, and it probably had different wheels because it had caliper brakes and no coaster hub. the handlebar might have been different too I dunno.the weird thing is that I have no idea what happened to that bike. it must have been given away or sold before we moved. Why did we get rid of our bikes when we moved? I don't remember my mom's bike after that move, either. what the hell did she do? we literally kept everything else. I loved that bike. fucking mom.sorry anon, your pic just triggered the shit out of me.
>>1144913Luckily i havent had to mess with the brakes, put the most miles on this bike in just one summer riding to work. They look nice all polished
>>1144916>>1144972Its a shimano sora 11 - 30t. I left out the 11, 14, and 18 leaving 12, 16, 20, 23, 26, 30. You need a thin spacer between the bigggest cog and the inside of the spline so i just stuck the 14t cog there and it worked fine. The derailleur low stop screw fully bottomed out through some maricle was exactly the right length to keep from sending the chain past the 30t. Some people say the sram 9 spd shifter doesnt work perfectly with the zee but mine seems to work better than my x9 10spd on my stumpjumper,
>>1145030Havent rode the bike yet since its been -20c for like 3 weeks but just holding the brake and compressing it feels wayy more progressive And more plush at the start . pike 160mm 26"
>>1145067Careful with the zip ties I had some temporarily on my QRs and they got really brittle fast. Could lose your mirror
>>1145082Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to carry extras in my panniers.
>>1145063Oh great the ironybro shit is infecting MTB too. Go back to sucking off vsalad dweebs and then kys muh dude
>>1145030>Beauty, how much was the frame/fork? Needs a set of polished White Bros cranks.With custom geo it was about €800. Not only once I had the G30 crankset in the shopping basket.
>>1145044Great with those boxes!
>>1145089Wow that's cheap for custom geometry, you bought it new?
>>1145075I agree, they look nice. And they work well strictly in terms of braking. But the details took Shimano a few more iterations to get right.Is Bauer a custom frame or what?
>>1144816Wow!Bar choice seems dodgy though.
>>1145067>>1145068>>1145069A virgin turbonerd such as yourself should know that white zipties are not UV-stable, and will degrade if used outdoors.I can't even work up the energy to roast this bike, simply glancing at the photos causes immediate revulsion.
>>1145095Steve bauer is a Canadian racer that was in tour de France and other stuff in the 80s and had his own line of bikes that were pretty high end at its time i think. It's got the cool drilled brake levers and stuff.A lady gave it to me for doing a bunch of yard work and i fixed it up and polished all. The aluminum
>>1145099wow that's awesome. any pics of the whole bike?
>>1145091Yes, just drop the owner Alberto a mail. But I think he's ordering lot's of parts / frames in Italy somewhere, and some crabon parts in Asia.
>>114421710/10 looks very fun to ride>>114421810/10 very cool bike>>114421910/10 nice bike with nice big tires>>114427910/10 looks like a fast ride>>114432910/10 looks like a very nice bike to commute on>>114434510/10 looks like a great way to get around in the snow >>114437310/10 very stylish and looks fun for urban riding>>114439510/10 very unique, love the handlebars>>114448910/10 looks like it handles very well>>114459710/10 love the color and accessories >>114460510/10 very beautiful and practical bike>>114464610/10 looks like it can tackle the hardest terrain>>114465310/10 both bikes look very fun to ride off road>>114469010/10 I like the very bright color >>114481610/10 simply amazing>>114483510/10 looks like a fantastic way to commute >>114485610/10 looks like a very fun ride>>114492810/10 a classic 70s bike in good condition>>114504210/10 a cool retro bike for riding around in style>>114505310/10 very unique geometry >>114506710/10 looks like a nice workhouse, also I <3 linux too
>sold my second road bike to fund a HT 29er. The thrill is in the hunt so I almost dont want to actually find one. I really like this bike, plenty light and stiff. 105 5700 shifters are a shit though. Why did they come up with that crummy fucking cable routing. Not that mine helps. Would like to get some new wheels eventually, maybe something like the Fulcrum Racing Zeros.
>>1145210Thats a shit photo.
>>1145097>virginno>turbonerdfair enough>white zipties are not UV-stable, and will degrade if used outdoors.you can get UV-stable zipties in any color, thanks to the wonders of technology>I can't even work up the energy to roast this bike, simply glancing at the photos causes immediate revulsion.pic related
I have ridden this bike on St Kilda Road during morning peak several times.
My dad just gave me his old bike, it's a little small for me but it's fast. He built it custom for commuting
>>1144498Hey I'm in MO too! Do you have any good trails you reccomend?
Finally got my grail bike. Waiting on parts to build it up.
>>1145273lol, a second generation shitposter
>>1145287I'm happy for you anon, it's a lovely looking frame
dat new new for 2018. Speedconcept is on order soon for my TT rig. Gonna try to get outta my state for more races this year, looking towards Joe Martin and maybe Gila. Also potentially mt Washington hill climb since I’m skeleton mode. Any other anons? 2018 might be the year I get to race with Seth Worthington
>>1145300Sounds like you really have a use for such a fancy bike. Awesome.
>>1145300thats sick but >he has fred literally written on his fredmobile
When did /n/ get so posh?
>>1145300>2nd cage>pretending to raceyou were done before you started.
>>1145338excuse me, what?
>>1145339hahaha ooooh here we go.IF you were racing, you would be riding with support. One cage.
>>1145345what did you mean by this?
>>1145345even for racing you're wrong but>what is training
>>1145348Do you actually not understand the significance of the arch in the background, or are you just trolling? I mean I can respect the attempt, but...
>>1145350look at any photo of froome, or any pro cyclist. They almost always have 2 cages. Being on the champs elysees is irrelevant. you're trolling me right?
>>1145353It's almost like photos are taken of them at photo ops
>>1145353>you're trolling me right?At least 70% trolling.
>>1145354during racesjust stop it dude
>>1145355so 30% stupid
>>1145357Says the man with two cages on his "race" rig.
>>1145358alright lad, enough
>>1145300i'll smoke you on a 30lbs foldable
>>1145208You da real mvp
>>1145261Easier than trying to board a train at Prahran Railway Station (hint: Sandringham line has no express trains). My decent bike had been stolen.
>>1145287Show us your house an the surounding! Looks beautiful.
>>1145336What do you mean?
>>1145287Super nice, good to see it didn’t come with the internal brake routing defect. What groupset are you putting on it?
>>1145345>too casual to race the Tour Divide
>>1145273Go to the troll bike thread>>1145295>>1145300I would ride both of these
>>1145287>Team MiyataMuh nigga. What are you going to build it up with? DA 7400?
>>1145624awesome bikeyou should have some lights though
>>1145629I left my lights at my house. I got pretty sketched out on my ride back.
Can't wait for spring to arrive
>>1145338New to this board but fuck brother you got roasted. Keep your cuckhole shut
>>1145612Damn right I am.>>1145650lurk more.
>>1145287hnnnng super sexy
>>1145644Why do all the new bikes look like they're trying to take a shit?
>>1145760Automotive design logic trying to force its way into the cycling world. “Lines” and whatnot.
>>1145760Soft boys can't handle the drop
>>1145512It's a cabin in my backyard that I use for art and bike building. Here's the outside of it.>>1145571>>1145620Yeah the internal routing looks cool and my 1400's have it but it's nice not to have to worry about it on this one. I got a complete DA 7700 set on ebay for a good deal that I'll built it up with. Eventually I'll probably swap in DA 7900 shifters, FD and cassette because I like the shifter cables under the bar tape. Obviously not going for period correct stuff but I prefer the simple polished alloy aesthetic of the older shimano drivetrain pieces.
>>1145822Mfw this guy's tree fort is nicer than my house
>>1145760because it was 50% off on closeout and trek wants to make bike geometries for "the general populace". If they had the race geometry available I would've picked that instead. I'm probably going to slam the stem anyhow
>>1145852I didn't mean to call you a soft boy. You a practical road man
>>1145760It makes it easier to size a bike using seat post and steer tube/stem/bar sizing so manufacturers can now make a small, medium and large frame instead of 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm etc.. I don't like it so I ride old steel bikes.
>>1145857They kinda had to consolidate down to a few sizes in order to be cost effective when producing carbon frames and some times of alu frames. With steel they can just cut the tubes any length they want, it's no trouble at all to have a bunch of frame sizes. With carbon though, you have to make changes to the stress simulations to ensure the correct wall thickness and weight for each size, and make a new mold for each size, which costs a small fortune
>>1145760>>1145762My take is that bike's top tube line that flows into the seat tube line is styled on the old klunkers- the earliest 70s mtbs. I think for an endurance road bike it's an interesting design and i like it a lot. >>1145644I dig the colour too, although imo it isn't pro enough for white tape, i'd go black to make it look a bit meaner and because there aren't white accents on the frame. Not to say white looks bad, just nitpicking. It's a really cool bike. Nothing wrong with a less aggressive setup, and a large amount of people with pro-esque saddle to bar drop do it at the detriment of their performance.
>>1145822>I got a complete DA 7700 set on ebayplease tell me that didn't cost you more than a new groupset
>>1145933Nah, it was $300 and most of it is spotless.
>>1145961you could have gotten new tiagra that would preform WAY better but i kinda see where you're coming from. imo 'retro' sti groups are still kinda not retro and just 'old' but yeah i feel you it's gonna be a cool bike.
>>1145966Oh, I know. If I wanted new I would have just bought DA 9100 or Ultegra 8000 but they are both uglier than shit. Campy isn't much better looking lately and I don't like how SRAM works.
>>1145976>If I wanted new I would have just bought DA 9100 or Ultegra 8000eh, i think the chunkier crank & the shadow mech would look worse on an old frame than 4700 and the preformance- price certainly wouldn't be justified when you have steel and a quill stem. People are pretty snobby about tiagra & sora but if you're happy to ride 7700 its silly.
>>1145985Not snobby just concerned with aesthetics probably more than I should be. I have a Miyata 610 for commuting and touring that has a Tiagra/Sora group and it works nicely.Keeping stuff tuned up and tight is most important.
My Custom built and painted gravel bike. Wrong side I know. This was in the middle of a 52 mile ride. Wanting to make a disk brake version of this.
>>1145287>>1145822fugLooks like a beautiful workspace. Every time I see something like this it makes me want to move out of the SF Bay area and back to somewhere I could afford property.>DA 7700Nice, IMHO one of the prettiest modern groupsets (although I have a soft spot for the 7800 crankset)I'm looking for a ST-7703 triple shifter right now, myself.>>1145966>you could have gotten new tiagra that would preform WAY betterDunno man, I've always found that older top-end stuff works better and lasts longer than lower-end new stuff. I still have some first-gen, 8-speed XTR shifters and derailleurs cranking out miles over 25 years later.
>>1146039Heh, my house is in the East Bay but I bought a few years ago before things were so crazy.Good luck with the triple shifter. Getting near impossible to find this stuff without a bunch of road rash on it.
>>1146032nigga WTF are u doing
>>1146066What seems to be the problem?
>>1144219dude where did you get a factory 32 with pro lowers?
>>1145056>People go down those hills? O_Osomething like that isn't actually hard to ride, it just looks sketchy. standard attack position, feet planted, keep the front end under control and pump the transition at the bottom. the faster you go, the easier it is. momentum will carry you over the chunk without gutting yourself because you were hugging the front brake.
>>1146085The fuck you talking about? It's the stock fork, a 32 Factory Step Cast that comes in black, white, and orange.
Bought the 2017 Toughroad Slr 2.Still not sure if I made the best choice but I'm very sure my pannier rack will fit on it, plus mounts for fenders.It looks pretty slick and fits very wide tires.
>>1146140I was really impressed with this bike, but worried about the proprietary seatpost.
>>1146142Whoa that is weird looking. Ive never had the desire to change seat posts nor have had one break or fail and need replacement.
First ride on a MTB in a long time. Pretty good for $100. Definitely beyong my skill level anyway.
>>1146575That's a good looking full suspension for $100 bucks
>>1146575$100. how do I become as lucky as you?
>>1146145There were issues with creaking on the SLR 2 seatposts when it first came out. I think the seatposts were made from some weird plastic composite or something. Everyone was replacing them with better versionsThe D-fuse seatposts are a cool idea. Now that I know they offer some vibration protection I'm not against them. But you are limited in seatpost selection
>>1146595Got it off my local facebook bike trade group, happened to be the first person to respond. I was expecting at least something to fuck up on my ride, but it was as flawless as you could get.
>>1146607Are you a t-rex?
>>1146609Just about i have very long legs and my torso is dwarf tier. Adds up to 6 foot even but my waist is at like 3 foot 8 inches
>>11466078/10 Pic related my winter commuter
>>1144928 >>1145295I really like the look of old steel bikes but I can't bring myself to buy one because of how awful downtube friction shifting is compared to modern integrated shifters/brakes. And before someone tells me that it is possible to upgrade an old steel frame with modern components, yes, but that destroys part of the appeal.
>>1146613I love that saddlebag
>>1146619Just get one with indexed DT shifters, the only place I can stand friction shifters is on the bar ends.
>>1146624This doesn't eliminate the problem of not being able to get out of the saddle and shift at the same time. Also, when I use downtube shifters, I have the tendency to shift less often in general, which may be good or bad depending on how you view things (this is just with me, not sure if anyone else feels this way).
>>1146627I do agree that they're inferior to integrated levers in every way except aesthetics and weight(maybe, probably not), but I never don't want to own a bike with them.
>>1146619I own and love both systems>tfw you have your friction shifting so dialed in it almost works as indexed
>>1146629Japanese frame and 2D anime girl hanging from seatpost. Nice :^)
>>1146619>downtube friction shiftingit'll be a really old bike that has friction DTs. I've had 3 old roadies with DTs and they were all indexed levers. however, the lever of the first one I got blew out shortly after I got it and rather than replace it I flipped it into friction mode and rode it for years. You totally get used to it and it ends up not being weird at all.
>>1146619Downtube friction shifting is way better on a modern hyperglide cassette. You'd have to be pretty autistic to take style points off for not having a freewheel too.
>>1146629>front shifting & trimming is better>easier to setup >more compatibity>friction mode if you crash and bend your hanger>you can hold some food say a burger and hold onto the bars with your food hand and then shift front and rear with the other hand instead of switching your burger between hands to do both shifts >you can dump the whole cassette in one fell swoop >it's fun >they're metal >it's fun integrated levers are absurdly better but it's fun nigga. cool bike btw
>>1146658Integrated lever advantages:> Can pretend you're a pro > Can pretend you're fast> Ergonomic-ish> Removes feeling from drivetrain> Very important ppl buy them> Supports bloated consumer cycling cultureDowntube/Bar end> Feels good, solid, aesthetic> Looks beautiful> Simplicity> Prevents racer mentality> Increases joy and reconnects you to your bikeDon't cucking for integrated shifter plebs. Their way is objectively worse. Pathetic slaves to the cult
>>1146669>Prevents racer mentalitypersonally i like to larp as an oldschool racing cyclist when i use dt shifters & Merckx used to race with bar-ends
>>1146669I run a simple 9 speed friction setup for a daily rider and I disagree. Integrated brake/shift levers on road bikes is the biggest advance in cycling in 25 years. Not having to move your hands to brake or shift is far better for performance, comfort, and safety. Modern system like 105 5700 route the cables under bar tape which looks aesthetic as hell. Any indexed system will be finicky. They both have their place. My $10 sun-tour friction shifter won't be leaving my commuter, and the 105 STIs are at home on my road bike.
>>1146683Meanwhile I got this guy hanging out on my basement wall. He needs new cables, housings, bar tape, pedals, and warm weather. Fun as hell to ride.
>>1146692If I see that bike, I'm going to steal for no other reason other than its orange.
>>1146702Good thing the only locks I use are attached to doors. Indoor bike parking at my current job is one hell of perk I will never see again. Once the weather breaks I plan on riding it into work and getting some comments>how to you reach the handlebars>OMG it is so light(boss curls the bike like a barbell)>how does your ass not hurt?
>>1146683led dynamo systems are the biggest advance in cycling in 25 years
My Xmas pic...I will post a summer pic soon. Sorry for old pics
Old mifa frame, commuting roughly 25km/day with it. Recently switched to a BLB fork and can now use proper brakes. Feels nice driving to work with it in the morrning.
>>1147096>Old mifa frameDick status: muh. I think my dad still has a road bike he never uses with a frame like that. Maybe I can talk him into handing it down.t. east German
>>1147096Those angles look laid back a.f.… tell me about mifa
>>1147096That bike looks uncomfortable af.