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If you could only own one single bike for all your riding, what would you get?
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Trek DS 4
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I really like the look and utility of the Kinesis Tripster ATR. Titanium with welded on accessory bosses instead of chintzy rivet nuts. Tapered headset. Lots of clearance. Frame alone would cost more than any of my current bikes.
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>>1208825
Top of the line Specialized S-Works Tarmac or equivalent from another maker.
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>>1208825
Probably a hybrid meme bike like the one you posted
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>>1208825
Full rigid mtn bike.
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>>1208825

Steel touring
A719 rims
Soma cazadero tires
V brakes
Bar end shifters
Pinned platform pedals
3x9
Leather saddle

Fun for road, touring, dirt paths, and some underbiking on mountain
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>>1208825
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your mom
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>>1208887
This bike would be perfect if it had drop bars and rear suspension
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>>1208912
Are aero bikes the ultimate fred bikes?
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>>1208835
>CX
>hybrid meme bike

My dude this bike is an uncomfortable race bike only good for one thing
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>>1208880
Patrician taste
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One of those CX bikes that have room for nice wide tires. Could either put thinner tires to go fast, or wider for offroading. No 1x, fuck that noise.
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I'd keep my gravel supercommuter and get rid of the other two, maybe get some deep section 700c carbon wheels to go along with the light 650bs

In fantasyland I'd upgrade it to a heine-meme rando machine with slightly different geo.

>>1208915
what about tt/tri?
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>>1208915
Sub 6.8 kg bikes with shallow wheels are the ultimate fred bikes imo. Followed closely behind by aero bikes.

>>1208935
TT/tri bikes are only bought by people who race. Nothing fred like in racing even if you're slow. Also they aren't allowed in group rides which is the only riding freds do.
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>>1208999
> Sub 6.8 kg bikes with shallow wheels are the ultimate fred bikes imo. Followed closely behind by aero bikes.
This desu, weight weenies are still the ultimate Fredos.
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tl;dr: racy steel bike with good clearances
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>>1208984
I have this bike. Loving every second on it.
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Trek Domaine Gravel with a wide tire wheelset for fire roads and logging roads , and a road wheelset for the social Tue/ Thu/ Sat rides in my area.

reality is that my MTB friends want to shred on unauthorized trails and they're bored with any fire road or logging trail that I enjoy on my cross bike because no cars and dense forest shade

and the social road bike club rides have the beautiful women in the fast A and B groups that ride hilly metric centuries for breakfast so having something fast makes it easier

ironically I'm missing both kinds of rides at the moment because I'm in NYC but I'm still getting one or two sweat drenched rides a day on those battleship heavy Citibike things so hopefully I'll still have legs when I get home
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>>1208999
>>1209043
The most fred bikes of all are neither light nor aero but are still inexplicably expensive. Like colnago c series or s works roubaix.
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If I slowly replace parts, will it still be one bike I own?
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>>1209124
yes
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>>1208915
>Are aero bikes the ultimate fred bikes?
Only when owned by fat weak slow riders like you.
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As close to a surly troll as I can get.

I wonder, though. If I wanted to get tires for road use, how wide would they be?
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>>1209128
Nah bro, I'm props fitter than you. Thanks for the (You) though.
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>>1209124
As long as you keep the same frameset yes. If you change the frameset then it's obviously a new bike even if all the other parts remain same.

>>1209153
Post ftp
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>>1208825
47 cm carbon roadbike with hydro discs, 52/34 chainrings, 11-42 11-speed cassette, 150mm 35° stem, 25x700C and 40x650B wheelsets, 400mm flat bars with tribars, carbon fork and 120mm suspension fork with lockout, dropper seatpost.

The reason behind this is that with 40mm tires, suspension fork and stem up, it is basicly a hardtail MTB, while with 25mm tires, carbon fork and stem slammed, it is a verry capable road/TT bike.
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>>1209140
>I wonder, though. If I wanted to get tires for road use, how wide would they be?
It depends on your way of riding.If you want to go fast, 25mm or 28mm, if you want to go slower, then you can go up to 32mm or a bit more for comfy and slower rides on roads.

>>1209065
Looks really nice but I dislike the black fork, it reminds me of generic and souless titanium bikes.
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>>1209181
Does that apply even though the wheel is 26"? I know that number is about right for 700c.
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>>1209154
I don't have a fredmeter
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>>1208825
So does anything with pedal count or does it have to be a bicycle?
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>>1209239
One of these butterfaces. I have the alu version, the geometry is perfect, all that seatpost makes it super comfy and it can take 2.2 inch 29er tyres. The carbon version is just a bit lighter.
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>>1209088
Roubaix is expensive for comfort gimmicks like that weird stem suspension.
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>>1209242

Here's my thing so you can see what I mean about seatpost. Tyres are 42c.
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>>1209247
>spare on the back

Based.
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>>1208825
Batavus Personal Bike as main bike but if counting everything pedal powered then I prefer the pedal go-kart.
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>>1209276
It's not even the same size, it's probably just for decoration like the rest of that bike.
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>>1209128
Aero burn
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>>1209153
Spoken like a fat body
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>>1209278
I wonder how they would drive when one would actualy build them in a serious way.
Like with a differential, gears and some kind of suspension setup.
Maybe even some kind of AWD/4WD?

Shit, I need to buy a welder and some steel soon...
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>>1208825
hard tail mtn bike
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>>1209297
It's already nice that Berg finally makes large adult models but there could be things that can be improved. A differential would be nice but not sure about the AWD/4WD because it will require a lot of leg power. It should also have a real deluxe seat like an actual comfort racing seat.
>Shit, I need to buy a welder and some steel soon...
I have the same feeling sometimes, if I had good welding skills I would build a complete outer body around it like a car.
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>>1209312
I still remember when I had one, It was a base model with verry low weight and I got larger tires for it.
It was better off-road than the more expensive ones, but had a steering issue at high speed.
Hell, I probably still fit the regular models since manlet and somehow getting a differential and 1X MTB-drivetrain into one shouldn't be that hard.
I would just have to build a new rear axle, install a hanger for the rear mech and a new chain.
I could probably source the differential from larger RC cars, like 1/8 since they cost like 20-40€ and should be able to take some torque, if not a 1/5 scale differential for like 120€ should do.
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>>1208984
I feel like a 1x drivetrain on your only bike would really suck
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>>1209239
yo this frame is u g l y
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>>1208825
>one of the labels on the tire is upside down
I HATE this
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>>1209381
agreed it looks like an mtb hardtail got lost there or something
>>1209383
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLxUVACQF0
he hates it!
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>>1209384
yes that video is exactly how I feel
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>>1209286
Why the hate mang? Freds passing you left and right on shiny Aero bikes?
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>>1209154

you just solved an age old philosophical dispute , thanks
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>>1209170

underated af post
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>>1209245

that actually looks pretty sick when setup with handlebar drop.
nice.
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Same exact bike I have, but replace the non-puncture proof 25mm tires for those hard as fuck kevlar puncture proof tires.

I can't understand why people would want to pedal a heavy bicycle around.
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>>1209452
>I can't understand why people would want to pedal a heavy bicycle around
>replace the non-puncture proof 25mm tires for those hard as fuck kevlar puncture proof tires

what did he mean by this?
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>>1209424
i'd love to get a 15-degree stem to level the bars off. that and a set of hydraulics.
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>>1209422
Thank you.
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Touring/sport geometry road bike but not sure which material would be best. I guess steel. Multiple wheelsets tho.
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>>1209492
>sport
this is such a stupid meaningless cycling word.
Most of the time it's synonymous with 'shit'. The sport model is the shit model.

and then a sport-touring bike is the original adventure/gravel etc meme bike

'sport' should really just mean a racing bike that's what cycling sport is.
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>>1208825
my dirt jumper, because i can also use it for dual slalom and 4x

probably not commuting with it though. leaving a set of profile elite hubs in a parking garage for 9 hours seems like a retarded move.
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>>1208825

Top Fuel 8.
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Only one bike? Probably a BikesDirect Ti Century. Good Ti frame for the steel-feel but with immortality and lighter weight, has eyelets for rack & fenders, Ultegra group, and all at a decent price compared to other Ti bikes. Can fit wider CX tires for offroading, wide road tires for commuting, or thin tires for 'fast' rides (not that my amerilard ass would ever be fast lol). Can fulfill all my needs basically
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>>1209716
redpill me on titanium. why is it preferable to carbon or alloy?
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>>1209717
It's pretty much indestructible when built right (ie not chinkshit welded), has that nice road dampening feel that steel has while being lighter than it and no risk of rusting away like steel (though the risk of that happening to modern steel is low anyway so long as you don't let the paint chip away/leave it outside in the rain). Ti is often gotten by many MAMILs as a 'last'/'final' bike (we know that there's never an exception to n+1 in reality though)
It's just steel-but-better basically
Carbon won't work as a forever bike because of assplode meme. Alloy won't work either because of Al stress aging & harsh road feel meme.
Well, steel like mine pic related can work as a forever bike as long as you take care if it as said above if you're poorfag that can't make the jump to Ti like me
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>>1209740
Thank you.

Isn't it heavy though compared to carbon or alloy?
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>>1208880
>v brakes
Hub brakes of any kind and we're taking. At least get a dynohub from Sturmey-Archer, hook up some LED dynamo lights. Otherwise fuck off.
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>>1209740
>>1209746

Titanium is not entirely indestructible it must be said. Even good welding can crack, as evidenced by someone I know purchasing a hand built custom ti bike whilst we were in Italy which has developed a crack above the seatstay. Aluminium, especially the stiffer, lighter alloys is notoriously difficult to weld and as such requires impeccable QC; kinesis GFti is another frame I have seen cracking at a seam. Repairing ti is much more costly and difficult than any other frame material; for this reason I would actually consider carbon as a "bike for life" material as it is so easy to repair well, as well as having an almost indefinite fatigue limit.

It is however truly rust proof (unlike stainless steel) and very resistant to impact damage (as much as chromoly steel). High end ti is also lighter than the lightest available steel frames and rivals good aluminium is this respect.
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I'd pick the City & County bike.
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>>1209781
>SRAM
No thanks
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>>1209746
it's misguided to generalize final weight with frame material. Frame material does influence a bike's final weight but it's not the end all, be all. There are alloy bikes heavier than steel and the opposite with steel bikes lighter than some alloy bikes. I might even go as far as say there are low end carbon bikes heavier than some alloy bikes. What's truly important is the planned load of a build. If durability and stiffness is not an important factor then by all means make a bike using the lightest skinny tubes possible but durability and stiffness are very important.

Different materials exhibit more differences than strength to weight but strength to weight play into tubing size. Steel is incredibly dense but also incredibly strong, allowing for much skinnier tubing. If aluminum is about 3 times less dense than steel, then why aren't aluminum bikes 3 times lighter? That's because aluminum is not as strong as steel, so thicker tubing is required to match the load it was designed to handle. If material density alone told the whole story, a carbon bike would be 6 times lighter than a steel bike but we know that's not reality.

Titanium is about half as dense as steel. It's strength is in it's elasticity which is higher than aluminum and steel. I haven't had a chance to ride a quality titanium frame but from what I've heard, it's like riding a well tuned spring that jumps forward with every pedal stroke. Couple that with it's high fatigue limit, then it's understandable to be a Fred's 'final bike.' It's largest drawback is difficulty in manufacturing. Any oxidation during welding weakens the joints greatly, so I wouldn't buy a titanium bike unless it was built by someone with A LOT of titanium bike building experience.

>>1209757
the problem about carbon is the quality of the resin binding the composite. It is a plastic after all and sunlight degrades plastic.

In the end, frame material is like every aspect of bicycles. Compromise.
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>>1209497
sport touring frames are fuckin great tho
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>>1208825
This, but with more upgrades (11 or 12 speed on rear, new suspension fork, etc.)
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>>1209716
>immortality
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>>1209748
>dynohub
> dicks breaks

No I'm not fucking with that shit thanks. V brakes are perfect
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>>1209812
>Sunlight degrades plastic

The only thing UV will affect is the cosmetic appearance of carbon. NOT the tensile strength

And even this is a non issue as all carbon frames are lacquered with anti UV nowadays

t. owns a carbon kayak
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>>1209841
>The only thing UV will affect is the cosmetic appearance of carbon. NOT the tensile strength
Nope, UV destroys the resin matrix.
The fibers themselfes hold up pretty well, but without the matrix that is worth nothing.

t. works on carbon and fiberglass aircraft
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>>1209844
When it comes to heat promoted oxidation and degradation of the epoxy resin... it is my understanding these epoxies are heavily stabilized against oxidation. Hence nothing to worry about at environmental temperatures. Similar oxidation is promoted by sunlight, but the added stabilizers help to prevent this as well. Also the initial decomposition product of the photodegradation are often auto-stabilizing in themselves as they may absorb UV light and help the added antioxidant to prevent further damage. Once again little or nothing to worry about.

On top of this carbon frames are routinely painted with UV-resistant lacquers and paints and modern resins are designed to have intrinsic UV and temperature resistance too

This is a complete non issue unless you leave your bike out all day in intense sunlight for 12 hours per day in similar conditions that aircraft are subjected to.
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>>1209855
>oxydation
Not the issue, UV is strong enough to break chemical bonds and destroys the resin on a molecular level.
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>>1209857
Stability against UV can be taken care of with the right resins and the risks further nullified by protective lacquers is what I am saying
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>>1209864
IIRC the only long-therm solution is a reflective coating.
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I'm having this exact problem right now. I'm moving into a really small studio with no space, I have two bikes. One is just a pretty basic road bike with endurance geometry (Raleigh Revenio with Shimano 5800 105). My other bike is a converted 1993 Specialized Stumpjumper to a rigid fork. I don't know which one to keep... the stumpy I think I can make more versatile and it is more comfortable... but the Raleigh is so much more fun and fast to ride since it's lighter. Granted, I don't like that I can only fit 28s.

What do /n/
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Exactly the bike I have. It's a Giant Contend SL 2. Its a road bike with tubeless tires. It's nice enough but not so nice that I'm paranoid about it getting stolen. It's a tad rough on city pavement but I prefer the efficiency, so it's worth it.
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>>1209870

Put drop bars and slicks on the stumpy
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>>1209870
Hang the road bike on a wall and the stumpy under it
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Bontrager CX frame in German flag colorway, SunXCD groupset with bar-end shifters, Paul Minimoto V brakes, Hunt Superdura rims on SunXCD hubs, Compass Bonjon tires.
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>>1209870
Two bikes don’t really take up more space than one if you just put them against eachother against the wall with the handlebars facing opposite directions.
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>>1209838
>it's a perfect world and defects never ever happen, especially not to assplodey garbon good goy
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>>1209977
I ride aluminum frame and steel fork my dude. Titanium is dental af. I would never waste money on something so ridiculous (and overrated).

Bikes direct is shit. My father once ran across a guy riding one, obviously incompetent rider, who explained to him without prompting that it was a very valuable bicycle. We both laughed about that

If you ever do want to throw money away on titanium, you'd better find a local builder and treat ride because there are plenty of reports about overly stiff, shitty Ti bikes from Kona, Salsa, etc. Local and known required. Which equals $$$$$$ for a very questionable benefit

Buy bikes and ride them into the ground. Fetishising a product is dumb. You could most likely buy several life-lasting bikes for one Ti frame of reputable quality
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>>1208825
I'd be fucked anon. I COULD cut down to 2, one good dual suspension and solid single for commuting/cafe rides.
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>>1210210
Bike Direct owners are Dweebs

The Ora ti frames look okay.

If you"re flashing-da-cash for Ti , you should be dealing with a very experienced builder working with your measurements and preferences. Merlin / Dean and Moots come to mind.

Costly yes , but why is buying an off-the-shelf $6k or more carbon frame better?
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>>1210276
I own bianchi , boulder , dean , Merlin , and moots Ti bikes. They're all nice , no regrets except that eventually changes come along that render "forever bikes" as old school / vintage , e.g. steerer tube diameter , rear axle width , disc tabs , and so on.

My last two new bike purchases were composites.- bianchi infinite cv and pivot mach 429 trail. I won't ignore progress.
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>>1210279
>infinito cv
It's crazy how well that frame rides. I really want to build a new bike with that frame and Campy 12sp, and a LBS has a frameset in my size, painted celeste gloss, on sale for around $2K. I just don't have the cash on hand for it right now.

Tho what I really really want is to build up a Patani Specialissima
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So, everyone wants an upright not quite road not quite mtb bike?
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>>1210276
>Bike Direct owners are Dweebs
Why?
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>>1210355
High end aero road bike all the way.
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>>1210360
Same. I could probably walk to get groceries and I get unbalanced in the brain if I don’t have constant endorphins from training and competing
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>>1210359
They think they're getting a great deal on cheap Chinese shit.
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>>1208825
CF rigid mtn bike with medium tires

I saw one the other day and I want it. But then again that would be bike #5
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>>1208825
Motobecane titanium cx bike with disc brakes
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>>1209065
>QR with disc brakes.

Don't live in regret like me.
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>Nobody is enough of a lunatic to pick a trials bike
Damn, I really would’ve like to hear the rationale
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I already have it.
Planning on upgrading some components sometime soon.
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>>1211563
I’m torn betweed getting an allez or a caad desu
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>>1209906
I love it
Why that specific frame though
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>>1211563

that's a nice as fuck frame especially in some of the more extravagant colorways
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>>1208939
What are 'the other two' ?
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>>1212153
crabon fredsled and dualie trail mtb
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>>1209239
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Van Nicholas Yukon Rohloff

Titanium touring bike for exploring the world, with a rohloff hub.

I would like to have discs on it though, for braking on crap roads carrying luggage.

https://www.vannicholas.com/touring-bikes/yukon-rohloff

It will be mine, one day. Oh yes. It will be mine.
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>>1212453
Too bad the Rohloff hub itself is the cost of a decent bike

I found one on eBay for like 300 and thought I got a bargain. Then it jumped to 900. Why can't anyone else making an igh get their shit together?
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>>1212469
Spend $2500 on a Pinion gearbox and a $xxxx frame to fit it or wait for cheap gearboxes to become a thing.
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>>1212472
I think I'll just use a derailleur for the next decade and ask again later
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>>1211850
If I were you I’d just get the Allez, the paint looks cooler and you can get 105 for much cheaper than you can with the CAAD12.
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>>1211913

Bontrager bikes were patrician tier before Keith sold the company to Trek. German flag colorway because Germany's cool as fuck.
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>>1209065

I thought about getting the new strael. Went a Bowman's pilgrims disc instead.
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How are hardtails for commuting? In my town it is the only type of bike you can see for some reason. Even though we don't have any rough terrain in the city, although there are a lot of hills.
Hardtails seem to be cheaper than cyclocross bikes.
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>>1212541

Perfectly fine, particularly if it's got 29 tires. Cheap hardtails usually have a Suntour coil suspension fork that's fairly useless and a rigid one would be better but you can live with that and triple crankset that's not really useful when riding actual MTB but for getting around town it's okay.
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>>1212453
Looks like a modern version of those rondonneur bikes instead of those god ugly modern touring bikes.

Very nice. Also, 4k is pretty doable for a dream bike.
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>>1212541

Make sure if you buy one it has a fork lockout on the front suspension
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>>1208939
>In fantasyland I'd upgrade it to a heine-meme rando machine with slightly different geo.

what kind of geo lad?
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>>1212541
It's like commuting in a pickup truck. Inefficient, yes but also awesome and comfy. The low gearing is also nice on the hills when you're tired after a long day at work.
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>>1212798
I'd want some drop from the saddle to the bars. Don't get why all those bikes have them level. Gotta go fast etc.
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>>1208999
you mean sub 6.8 kg bikes with giant aero wheels

shallow wheels on a light bike is what you're supposed to do
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>>1209906
do i get a free beard and nose piercing with that shitpile?
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>>1212541
Replace the fork and it's better than the cruisers people get memed into buying. You can even do little bunnyhops to jump over all sorts of things.

The gearing tends to be good for hills, too. Just don't expect to effortlessly run through the streets like one might on a road bike or even a cyclocross due to the extra weight and more upright position.
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>>1209278
>>1209297
>Maybe even some kind of AWD/4WD?
unnecessary, unless you could exceed the traction 2wd possess, 4wd only adds needless weight for traction you didn't need. Then consider the torque split between 4 wheels instead of 2. All wheel drive is largely a meme, even in aut/o/s, unless you tackle off road or snow on the regular. Even then, dividing the traction on the front wheels for braking, turning, and accelerating is not a good idea in practice without a decent traction control system but I'm getting carried away now. Only reason a pedal car would advertise awd is for marketing gimmick
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Genesis Croix de Fer

tried it with road and cross tires, pretty swell
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forgot pic
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>>1212949
Because with old-style bikes you're supposed to be in the drops 95% of the time, not the hoods. It's the opposite of modern bikes.
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>>1213321
So I should go the way of Porsche and get most of the weight onto the driven rear axle instead of going AWD?
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>>1213564
what's your source on this?
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>>1213595
I've heard the same. Hands in the drops are closer to DT shifters, but to be honest I never really noticed a massive difference in shifting from the hoods or drops when I had bikes with DT shifters. I also never raced with any of those bikes, so I don't know what that might have been like.
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>>1213564
>>1213595
>>1213597
with breaks at that time you probably couldn't brake hard enough from the hoods either
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>>1213597
>>1213622
interesting, when I see it on commuters I had always assumed it was because their saddle was too low (also true in 90% of cases)
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>>1213283
No. Superlight bikes with shallow wheels is the ultimate Fred bike. Lightweight frame with deep section wheels makes sense when you're on a mountainous stage and can't get the aero bike to the weight limit. Then you put on slightly heavier, it's like few hundred grams between shallow and deep carbon tubulars, wheels and get the aero benefits from them while still being at the weight limit.

Shallow wheels on a light bike is either a hill climb special or a Fred.

>>1213564
>run modern geo bike with slammed stem and considerable drop
>still spend most of the time in drops
Am I doing something wrong?
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>>1208887
this with a biggger chairing and bullhorn bars
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>>1208825
There's only one logical choice
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Cannondale delta v1000 hands down
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Some cyclocross bike with wide gearing
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>>1213643
>deep section wheels makes sense when you're on a mountainous stage
>mfw
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>>1213643
>shitposting this badly
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>>1210421
why? flex?
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>>1208825
Something would last forever, and be easy to repair.

So maybe, realistically, a steel mountain bike(the real steel stuff), full rigid, with caliper brakes, and generally well made, not shitty, stuff.

But one single bike I could get for free? No matter what?
The Kinesis Tripster ATR looks sick
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Elephant NFE
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1x Gravel bike with a Pinion gearbox + Rohloff hub and pannier racks + mudguards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ig-R65yHg
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>>1215488
arent all gearbox bikes 1x? lmao yd u specify
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>>1208825
mid range cyclocross or gravel grinder (relaxed geometry) bike

aluminum or steel w/105
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>>1212453
>rohloff hub
the fucking price of that thing
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>>1213643
Yes, your bike is sized incorrectly.
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>>1210359
>Bike Direct

acceptable to buy fixies and beaters there though, I think
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>>1212453
>touring
>calipers
>no fork rack mounts
>pig-disgusting adjustable stem

wow what a piece of shit
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>>1209279
I don't see the problem, spares on cars usually aren't the same size either.
Chad bike.
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>>1208825
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>>1216317
That’s what makes the answers itt interesting because people go for different trade offs
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>>1208825
>Steel frame and fork
>15mm thru axle front and back
>endurance geometry
>spline mounted discs
>fender lugs
>160mm cranks
>32-36 spoke medium section tubular wheels, butted stainless heavy spokes, 2 to 1 lacing on rear wheel
>42mm tub tyres with all season file tread
>9 speed 2x groupset
>40mm width fat handlebars with leather tape
>Semi soft gel saddle
>rebuildable SPD-SL pedals, probably dura ace
>50-34 - 11-32 gearing

Roast me/call me a leglet, fellow a/n/ons.
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>>1214748
Yeah. Braking when descending is very shaky. Can really take the joy out of a nice ride.
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>>1216613
>>Steel frame and fork
ok... this is a meme bike after all... not your idea of a good road bike i hope
>>15mm thru axle front and back
fine with discs i guess
>>endurance geometry
sure
>>spline mounted discs
yep
>>fender lugs
of course
>>160mm cranks
manlet detected
>>32-36 spoke medium section tubular wheels, butted stainless heavy spokes, 2 to 1 lacing on rear wheel
tubular, are you sure? not tubeless? literally what the fuck?
>>42mm tub tyres with all season file tread
do those even fucking exist?
>>9 speed 2x groupset
why are you cucking yourself with 9spd on this 'dream bike' there is literally no reason what the FUCK are you doing
>>40mm width fat handlebars with leather tape
ok...
>>Semi soft gel saddle
ahahahahaha grandma plz
>>rebuildable SPD-SL pedals, probably dura ace
so.. a gravel meme bike and road shoes, what? You choose now, after 40mm tires and a steel frame, to go >muh roadie marginal gains?
>>50-34 - 11-32 gearing
So a meme bike and not meme gearing? but it's 9 speed so still the awful 12-14 chasm.

You just think this is a good road bike don't you?

u dumb
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>>1216722
>this is a meme bike after all
I want something comfy, strong and easy to repair, I'm not racing so it'd suit fine for an only bike
>manlet detected
Kekaroo, I'm 6'2"
>do those even fucking exist?
you can get them in 40mm i know for sure, up to 46mm would be nice but i'm not sure if they're on the market yet.
>cucking yourself with 9spd
I don't like chains narrower than 1/4" wide generally, but i would consider 10 speed.
>grandma plz
I'm heavy but also have a really bony ass, it's a curse that makes it almost impossible to find a truly comfy saddle

>You just think this is a good road bike don't you?
For me, yes.
What's your dream bike anon? My comfy steel dream machine would make me happy, what would do the job for you?
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>>1216755
>What's your dream bike anon?
a carbon road bike with DA

I'm pretty happy with my current meme bike as an allrounder though
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>>1216755
>6'2"
>160mm cranks

haha wtf ?
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>>1216889
Not him but I'm 6'5 and have 165mm cranks. Reading tri fag research, it seems like spinning with short cranks will give you better performance

I'm switching to 175mm this month to see if longer is better for fire track climbing (I suspect it is)
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>>1216915
never trust trifags unless u want advice on how to piss yourself
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>>1216920
The primary advantage is that you can keep your hip ROM narrower

https://www.cervelo.com/en/engineering-field-notes/a-new-spin-on-crank-length
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>>1216887
DA is nice, i've got mechanical on one of my bikes and it's really smooth. I'd rather invest most of my cash in a frame+wheels before going for a high end groupset though; unless it was a build not restricted by cost.

>>1216889
>He still believes crank length should be correlated with height
See pic.
Short cranks feel good, accelerate fast, and are more efficient for a given torque development factor; they're my preference over long cranks any day of the week but gearing needs to be compensated and they're harder to get for road bikes.
That said, I'd settle for 165mm cranks in a pinch because they're worlds easier to find.
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>>1216920
Hate trifags all you want but the one thing they can do is be aero and go fast on a bike in TT. Shorter cranks allow for more aero position without hip angle becoming a problem. Trifags are also responsible for massive amounts of innovation and research in TTs.
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>>1216991
*Hate trifags all you want but the one thing they can do is piss themselves
ftfy
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>>1217023
>gets BTFO in a TT
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I bought a used Schwinn varsity several years ago. It's the only bike I have ever owned as an adult. It's basic, but I'm so used to it I wouldn't want anything else




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