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Boomer/meme bikes edition
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>>1217151
Brought to you by MONSTER™ Energy™
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boomer roll through the park
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>>1217151
>that track brake
>those bars
>the meme sweatband toe strap
>those pedals
>that fucking disc wheel
>those tires
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Finally got my fit dialed in. About 1000km on the new whip and honestly I think I like it more than the 695. This thing is seriously racy, and I don't even notice the extra kg because it's offset by the vast wheel upgrade.
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Think I'm finally done adjusting my bike now
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>>1217178
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>>1217178

The saddle and seatpost really clashes with the rest of the bike visually, but it is a well-known rule of cycling that one's saddle choice is not to be criticized. So great-looking bike you have there! I love those vintage-modern bikes that have thin steel tubes yet STI shifters and decent brakes.
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>>1217166
are those fucking 32mm tires, holy fuck.
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>>1217182
Yeah, unfortunately the previous Selle Italia saddle was less than optimal and switched it out with a fiz'ik saddle that was on my second hand commuter/beater. As for the seatpost, found it online for super cheap and decided why the hell not.
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>>1217184
They don’t make GP4ks bigger than 28 mm
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>>1217178
is that a 98 reno? I had a 97 reno that I loved very much.

Here's my bike. 1973 Raleigh Record Ace
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>>1217192
TFW I'm a retard and I forgot the pic.
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I like my women the same way I like my bikes, heavy and cheap.
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>>1217200

Before restoration. Lots of scotch-brite and isopropyl alcohol yo
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>>1217192
Yup! Didn’t get the 853 treatment like the Zürich but it’s probably the best Cromoly frame I’ve ridden so far. If only I could get a 98 Alpe d’Huez...
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N+1 struck again, I ordered an enduro frame to build up, but I don't know where I'm going to put it.
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>>1217200
ride hight higher than most 18-wheelers
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>>1217151
Wow that bile on the left. And jacked up trek guy is friends with disc brake AliExpress monster fixay? This is like The Odd Couple of /n/
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>>1217157
Kinda awesome for a $150 Walmart bike though ngl. Slap a cheap hydro on the front and some decent tires? Would
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>>1217193
>>1217178

I think you both set up your bars wrong. The drops should be more level with the ground.
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>>1217201
Damn, good job
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>>1217290
Raleigh guy here.

It works well enough with those levers, but I mostly agree with you. I'm getting new bars soon so it's gonna get fixed later on.
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>>1217206
This was mine before I sold it.
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>>1217285
*jack off trek guy
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>>1217151
The disc wheel bike - your rotor seems to be mounted backwards.
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>>1217201
>>1217200

That's bretty gud. You could've used a better rear mech tho. Altus is really clashing with the rest of the bike.
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>>1217290
Yeah, I tried to set them up with the drops leveled out but didn’t bring the levers high enough to compensate before wrapping the handlebars. I’m dumb

>>1217296
Fucking based setup m8
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Before
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After
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>>1217285
>bile on the left
I meant to say bike here, autocorrect got me, I actually like it a lot

>>1217318
Major improvement
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>>1217151
Oh man
Why do people even buy kilos anymore
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can't kill the Instigator
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>>1217151
0/10 absolutely disgusting and the disc wheel needs a better bigger troll on it then it would be 10/10
5/10 pure meh
>>1217156
8/10 perfect comfy shitter
6/10 i want to like your bike but i don't
>>1217166
8/10
coloured bar tape plz
>>1217178
8/10
thats gorgeous, bar/lever issues aside, i think it needs a silver post too, and nitpicking i love the tape & i love the tires but they clash, should eventually go black/white tape or black tires
>>1217193
lovely old bike 8/10. to add to the levers/bars thing, one way to do it on old bikes, is with the bottom of the drops parallel to the ground, have the lever (if it wasn't curved) at a right angle (basically how you and lemond guy have done it), but if you want a less aggresive position, put a straight edge along the flat bottom of the bars and butt the end of the levers against that.
>>1217200
7/10 holy fuck man all that effort and you cheap out that hard on parts atleast get some levers with hoods
>>1217210
im jelly of ur mtb. u need to n+1 a cheap utility bike with a basket
>>1217318
7/10
>those green hoods
wtf were u thinking lad lmao
>>1217351
9/10
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>>1217201

Good job
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>>1217376

2
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>>1217377

3
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>>1217364
retrogrouch/10
lol i love my skittles bike, those hoods matched the perfect shade of avocado i couldn't resist,
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>>1217380
>guy rated some tacticool surly monstrosity a 9/10
from wherein in your hurt butt did you pull 'retrogrouch' from?

>>1217378 >>1217377 >>1217376
why you do this?
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Posting this KHS again because it's so fun to ride.
90's rigid MTB with slicks is the best meme

>>1217376
>>1217377
>>1217378
Nice selection, anon. We must have similar fetishes.

>>1217351
Has to be my favorite hardtail posted here, just for the great photos.

>>1217296
Ideal steal roadie, LeMonds always look so nice.

>>1217200
>>1217201
Lovely work m8. It might just be the perspective, but that fork looks a little wonky.

>>1217156
>tfw no orange bike
>tfw no bike gf

>>1217151
Can't quite wrap my head around the point of this bike. What gear ratio are you using?
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>>1217351
Hello again, you still lugging that beast up hills?

>>1217318
Not sure about the cockpit colours on this one but I love those forks on the old tricrosses and the frame paint looks rad. Get skinwall meme tyres and stupidly wide risers for max points

>>1217156
Qt bike couple, my girlfriend just got a Fuji mixte so we can go on rides together <3

>>1217166
Sexy weapon

>>1217287
wlmart sells $150 bike polo frames now?

>>1217376
sick bike, is the pouch your flat kit?
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Been a while since I rode last
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>>1217166
Sexy. Only thing that pops out to me is the seatpost though, it really should be the same width as the seat tube.

>>1217178
Very pretty.

>>1217318
I ran a Tricross with the carbon seatstays last year- I commend you on the new paintjob, even if it's ugly. Still, that's a cool build, what chainrings are you running?

>>1217388
What a meme, but it's a good one. 10/10 would ride.

>>1217420
SUPPLE/10
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My bike from another thread. Any ideas for improvement welcome. I need to get a new saddle because the leather is coming off this one and it hurts my ass a lot
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for context, i'm >>1217156

>>1217166
glad to see you like this one

>>1217178
my fucking dique. nice choice of tire. silver seatpost pls

>>1217193
retrodique/10. the mustard accents/lug detail tho

>>1217200
good effort on this

>>1217318
wonderfully garish. probably looks good with mud on it.

>>1217351
tank/tank

>>1217376
this is the prettiest of your 3

>>1217388
nice to see this one again.

>>1217420
long tent is long?
best riding is showing off ur qt to the neets

>>1217460
i remember the knee destruction

>>1217481
you need to get on >>1217318 level
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>>1217497
Aside from the new saddle, I recommend changing the cockpit setup to silver, with a Deda Murex stem & Nitto 135 randonneur 'bar. If you keep the non-aero brake levers, add the Dia Compe adjuster barrels that sit at the housing entry point… if you change the levers, go with TRP RRLs. Either way, get the Velo Orange wound stainless steel housing & cables kit (it's sooo cash). I'm jelly of dat sweet '80s tourer, senpai <3
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>>1217420

Yeah it's a bag my sister got from an adventure race. Its recycled bike tube stitched together.
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>>1217515
You guys rock! I’ll look into some of your recommendations, the cable/housing for sure
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>>1217515
>he unironically thinks Deda Murex look good
>he mentions them in the same sentence as nitto bars
>he's even a retrodouche slurping the muh aesthetics ripoff garbage semen
>and he still thinks deda murex look good
>he's not even recommending it because it's cheap and easy to change
>he literally thinks it should be changed to for no reason
>he thinks it looks good
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>>1217520
yea that deda shit looks bad. just nitto everything if you intend to keep this bike.
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>>1217497
A shorter chain might be good.
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>>1217520
To be fair, at least he was giving constructive feedback, not a green text shitting on someone’s taste that was hardly worth the effort to type out
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>>1217537
green texts shitting on people's taste are always worth typing out
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>>1217497
man, your grandfather did a TERRIFIC job preserving this.. it looks absolutely brand-spanking NEW. a few things:

A: not sure when you're going to go with clipless pedals (if at all) but one incredibly important thing you want to do right away is either 1: switch to a platform pedal, or 2: get some toe-clips for your quill pedals. as it stands, your pedal right now is actually orientable--it has an up and it has an upside-down--and the way they are in your photo are upside down and if you're training on this your foot, under power, could easily slip off the low amount of contact surface on the bottom of this pedal. a mistake like that almost put me under a bus.

B: your neighbourhood is replete with allegedly elite road racers who, when purchasing a new bike, will immediately discard the stock sport saddle in order to fit their new bike with their favorite version. they will never ride seat and just consider it the way they consider sales tax: the cost of doing business. the more industrious of this lot will list the saddle on craigslist (or your local equivalent of the local classifieds) for like 25% of what it might cost to purchase the same entry-level saddle from a retailer in the same condition. expensive racing saddles typically have the same shape and form as some more economic model in the manufacturer's lineup and the difference in price comes mainly from the use of lighter materials. him who is not so concerned with minute differences weight can patiently leverage this phenomenon into amassing a cheap library of seats of various shapes and models and sizes in order to find the one that fits him best. also these beginner saddles will have just the right amount of padding for you: more expensive ones are usually much firmer because they presume you're cycling in padded shorts, whereas a softer one still gives the firm ride necessary for spirited cycling but enough padding to be comfortable on a more leisurely touring trip once you're used to it.
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>>1217497
C: your chainline looks slack, like it's even dragging on the chainstay. mind uploading another photo of the bike on a bigger chainring? also you have oval chainrings.. that's rad as heck

>>1217515
A: to begin, i will start by contradicting the first sentence of what will later turn out to be a total train-wreck of a post by suggesting he fulfill the "match your stem to your seatpost" tenet by switching to a black seatpost instead of redoing the entire cockpit for absolutely no practical reason whatsoever. late-80's, early 90's touring bikes should aim for a pragmatic yet vivid look rather than aping the dainty velo orange le lifestyle. this bike and all its accessories have already gone well in a more modern direction and your suggestions seek to steer him to a dark path that ends with 50 dollar bottle cages, cottered cranks, and bespoke bicycle luggage that costs more than a whole new touring bike fresh this year from the fuji factory.

B: he already has barrel adjusters at the exit of the cable housing so why, please, does he need another set to seat at the entry point?

C: trp rrl are ugly as sin. again: the look should be functional, not bargain bin retro. even tektro r340 levers would look better on that frame but my own recommendation for aero brake levers would be either some old 105 levers in good condition (see pic related) or the BL-R400 that shimano still manufacture.

D: if i had to choose one tradition to mindlessly follow, i'd much rather go with keeping to the celeste housing they put on it at the factory instead. he'll even have modern options like jagwire instead of making his really nice bike look like a period schwinn.

E: if there's any one product that velo orange makes that's actually a worthwhile decision, it's their fenders.
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>>1217546
quality posting right there
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>>1217544
>>1217546
Quality posting indeed.
I’m at work so I’ll try to get a picture of the chain on a bigger ring. They do seem to be ovular which threw me off.
I like the idea of getting a new seat post to match the bars and stem but I’m also looking at some handlebar options to give me more hand positions on longer rides. There are some cool 80s drop bars that curve inwards where the drops would normally end that I’ve found on eBay but might pick up some cheap aero bars instead.
Sadly browsing craigslist for saddles only yielded $100+ Adams saddles which from what I’ve read kind of stink and also it’s not a tri bike. I’ll browse more thoroughly later.
Really appreciate the feedback from everyone
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>>1217210
>>1217364

That MTB is a blast at XC races. I can cut through the technical segments and pop in and out of ditches easy enough to nearly make up for my lack of raw power on the fire roads.

I've just been wanting a big clunky FS to thrash on the local trails that aren't very fun to thread the needle with on that HT.
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>>1217563
1: ovular still rides fine for road training when you're starting out. swapping in new chainrings is something simple that you'll have the opportunity to do later when time comes to replace well-worn gears.. by then you'll be a much more proficient rider and capable of discerning the difference between round and eccentric. it's also really good for mashing up mountains with tons of camping gear so you might consider getting another set of sugino cycloid or shimano biopace.

2: oh yeah, i think those are Scott Drop-In handlebars you're thinking of-- definitely a cool piece of vintage kit but in your position id try the clip-on aerobars instead. the Scott bars really only duplicate 2 of the 5 hand positions already available on typical drop bars (just a bit lower), whereas the clip-ons would give you an entirely novel position.

3: yeah it does take some time to come across a good deal but great, hardly-used saddles can occasionally be had for under 20 dollars (at least in my market). i suggest also searching for 'seat' as well as 'saddle' and make sure you're searching through the 'Bike Parts' section of CL. oh and another cool thing you could consider is searching ebay for 'test/demo saddles'. these are the those things that shops buy as sets in garish colors to lend you to try and encourage you to return to buy a more visually muted version though as it happens, fizik's "i stole this saddle" might actually really complement the yellow decals and bottle cage on your bike.
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>>1217151
it could have been executed a bit better

replace the handle bar tape, swap out the pedals, get rid of the decals and reflectors

would ride
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>>1217609
>fizik
>using science to bring you the best ass-hatchets money can buy since 1996
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>>1217364

I reused all the same parts on >>1217200 broski. Did you miss the "cheap" part?
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>>1217151
>new camera edition
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>>1217609
Eccentric doesn't mean what you think it means
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>>1217709
choose either and then go and strap on your bicycle helmet- you're gonna need it.
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>>1217712
What's even worse is you looked it up in a dictionary and still don't understand what eccentric means.
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>>1217708
This makes me nervous.
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>>1217716
LOL have you got that all wrong: i'm going to treat you to how i used it correctly using either definition.
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>>1217709
>>1217716
I think the other anon is right. Eccentricity is used when talking about elipses, as a measure of how not-round an elipse is. A more elongated elipse is more eccentric and an elipse that's closer to a being a circle is less eccentric.
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>>1217719
right: for a curve to deviate from circularity means, by the 2nd definition, that it has eccentricity.. then it follows that such a curve that has eccentricity would be, by the 1st definition, eccentric.

so the claim biopace or sugino cycloid, which are not round but oval/elliptical/certainly-not-circular chainrings, are eccentric is perfectly accurate.
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>>1217720
Though to be fair to the anon criticizing you, the definition you quoted here >>1217712 does back up your use of "eccentric", because 1. a chainring is not a person or a behaviour, and 2. an oval or elliptical chainring is still placed centrally around an axis.
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>>1217723
does NOT back up your use, even
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>>1217719
>>1217720
Except (you)(you)'re both wrong. Eccentric means off center.

This is an example of an eccentric chainring:
https://bikerumor.com/2018/06/21/spreng-reng-flouts-conventional-chainring-design-w-single-sided-power-stroke/

Ovals have centers. If the chainring rotates around the center it is not eccentric.

I'm guessing you never passed grade school, but an eccentric orbit is an oval, and an oval orbit is eccentric because the larger body being orbited lies at one of the two focuses of an ellipse neither of which are the center.

That or you're a math autist and studied upper division math, but don't understand what eccentricity actually means. The ellipse itself is not actually eccentric except as a cross section of a conic section and like many math terms derived from English, it's a bit of a misnomer. You should note that as a conic section, the central axis does not pass through the center of the ellipse, hence it is eccentric. But math autists always think they know more than everyone else.
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>>1217723 >>1217724
first: i anthropomorphized the chainring, granted it the ability to choose its form, then characterized it's choosing of deviating from the basic continuously-symmetric circular shame to a form having a finite-element symmetry group as unusual and unconventional behavior.

second.. well on second thought, if the anon cannot comprehend conics in plain euclidean plane geometry he's gonna need safety helmets covering every square inch of his body before i try to learn him conics in elliptical geometry: i dont want to see anyone hurt over this.

>>1217726
you dont know what center means
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>>1217727
>you dont know what center means
Wow, are you really going there? If you actually knew conics without just claiming "anon cannot comprehend conics," you should be able to calculate the center of any given ellipse. Then you can tell me if the central axis of the conic passes through that center. You can also tell me if the central axis of the conic passes through the center of a circle.
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>>1217728 >>1217730
the center as defined by the point equidistant to all points on the ellipse's boundary exists in elliptical geometry. in the bending of space to convert this to the relevant context of euclidean geometry, that one center blows up into a collection of centers. at that point, it is impossible to select any single axis of rotation for the shape that passes through all of its centers, leading then to the reality that, however you choose to rotate the ellipse, it doesn't rotate about a center, and is thus, by your very own definition, eccentric.
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>>1217737
You know exactly what a center of symmetry is for symmetrical shapes is. You're just digging yourself a deeper hole because you didn't know what the word eccentric meant.
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>>1217739
>You know exactly what a center of symmetry is for symmetrical shapes is.
lol yeah i do know that but that's not the only definition of a center and nowhere did i say that that meaning was the one i chose to choose in writing my original post.

>You're just digging yourself a deeper hole because you didn't know what the word eccentric meant.
ironic come to think of it, you're in this mess only because you didn't know words can have multiple meanings.
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>>1217741
No, it's not ironic, you're just a retard. You simply have no grasp on language and what context is. The subject is an elliptical chainring, which has an axis of rotation and a geometric shape. In that context, center means center of an ellipse, not a football center or a daycare center, and eccentricity relates to it's axis of rotation.

I only bothered to explain to you why ellipses are considered eccentric in math. Even math autists aren't that autistic about the use of the word center. Only genuine autists, but I suppose that's why you're on 4chan.
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>>1217726
>but an eccentric orbit is an oval
>I'm guessing you never passed grade school
Yeah, you've lost all credibility. Stones and glass houses.
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>>1217744
>You simply have no grasp on language and what context is
ironic coming from someone who couldn't divine the distinction between round and eccentric/not-round considering the surrounding mentions of ovular, cycloid, and biopace.

>In that context, center means center of an ellipse,
in which, a geometric context? because there the center varies depending on the chosen definition (of which there are many to choose).
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>>1217151
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>>1217755
Your hardtail is beautiful, but Christ, that saddle pains me.
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>>1217166
Are you riding up cypress mountain in Vancouver?
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>>1217748
An ellipse falls under oval.

>>1217752
The center of a radially symmetrical shape which those chainrings are more or less, with the implication that the word center makes sense in context, and not meaning center in a way that makes no sense within the context.
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>>1217766
hah ok so now you will,

1: go and reread >>1217609 but this time "with the implication that the word eccentric makes sense in context, and not meaning eccentric in a way that makes no sense within the context."

2: think a lot about this photo of biopace with 53 teeth and no radial symmetry

3: kindly forever fuck off
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>>1217772
That’s why I said more or less radially symmetric, being that the defining characteristic of an oval chainring is the oval shape which is usually radially symmetric. On the other hand eccentric has a meaning that makes sense in context, and there are actual eccentric chainrings, but you insist on looking like a low functioning autist.

There’s a difference between applying the definition of a word that makes sense within context and you using the word in a way that you clearly didn’t mean to or in a way that doesn’t match the context.
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>>1217762
Beat up is cool
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>>1217420
what bars are those?
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>>1217772
I wish that Shimano would bring Biopace back, logo and all, but just for climbing rings. It sucks for spinning, but for mashing up a fucker of a hill it's fucking ace.
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my velo
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let me just interject into this extremely amusing autism for a second to tell you what 'eccentric' refers to with bicycles. The only thing commonly called eccentric on a bicycle are eccentric bottom brackets, which are used to get chain tension on single speed bikes with vertical dropouts, by placing the crank axle off-center in the dropout.

IMO, a biopace or oval or whatever non-round chainring has a blatantly obvious centre, there's no need to explain that with autism, and that centre is what it rotates around, so they're not eccentric. I've also never heard anyone referring to them as eccentric before now.

I'm sure you can justify what you said with autism though and you aren't 100% autism wrong, but you're wrong.
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>>1217834
An ellipse (and by analogy, an oval) has it's focus points off center. So it's called eccentric. I've heard non-circular chainrings referred to as that before.

Also, that other anon did post an example of a chainring that has an off center rotational axis.
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>>1217834
>>1217841
In fact, the first time I heard about eccentric bottom brackets I was confused because I thought they meant the bottom bracket was elliptical.
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>>1217841
bruh im not going to play your autism game, ok?

just telling you how it is
accept the truth, or feel free to continue sperging out, I don't care
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"oval chainring" gets 120000 results on google, "elliptical chainring" gets 23500 and "eccentric chainring" only 1280, many of which refer to the same two scientific studies. So in the bicycling world they're not called eccentric chainrings, they're called oval or elliptical.
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>>1217845
>just telling you how it is
so am i
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>>1217708
>sudden wind blow
>bike slips and flips
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>>1217841
An oval doesn't have focus points.
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>>1217846
regardless of the naming conventions dictated by your bicycling social club, 'eccentric' in the english language will still mean 1. not-round, and 2. unusual; both of which apply to biopace, q-rotor, cycloid, etc
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>>1217909

why don't you go to your nearest bike shop and go tell them about eccentric chainrings
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>>1217916
why dont you write to your congressman, to your senator, and to merriam webster and have them taper down the english language back down to your personal liking
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>>1217819
Post more pics anon!
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Most autistic thread on 4chan today goes to...
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>>1217763
Yup! Stopped at the lookout on the way down to take this.
>>1217184
No lol they're marked 25mm, but in reality they're around 26-27 when inflated
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Long time no post. Going to have a new fork next week as I put a hole in this one with a hammer trying to get the axle out to fit a new tyre.
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>>1217717
>>1217852
I don't mind bike day becoming swim day. What I would mind is needing to disassemble, dry, and grease every single part.
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My TT bike in it's ultimate incarnation
That's a 1x62t front chainring. I'm sorry if this offends you or makes you feel inadequate...
Got the position dialled in today and got my cDa down from 0.218 to 0.19
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>>1218259
don't worry anon, we know you're compensating. you look like a fucking nerd, btw.
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>>1218259
Nice fredsled
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>>1218261
I am a nerd... I'm sorry if this offends you.
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>>1218267
>implying anyone cares enough to be offended
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>>1218259
What’s offensive about a bicycle lol
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>>1218259
>>1218267
At least it's not black, white and red
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>>1218259
okay, now this is epic
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>>1218270
You seem upset. Chin up and one day you might be lucky enough to own a bike like this and be strong enough to to push a 62t chainring
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>>1218270
>>1218261
>caring enough to call someone a—get this—a "nerd".. on 4chan
ive a strong suspicion at least one person itt cares just enough
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>>1218259
>his cassette isn't a straight block
oh no no no no
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Here's my sled. Pretty heavy thanks to the wheels but I guess aero is faster than light weight since it's not particularly hilly around where I live.
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>>1218294
subtile boomer meme. nice
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>>1218300

it's an actual boomer bike since I got it last year as a 30-year birthday present for myself haha

I am the epitome of fred, overweight in lycra, riding my dentist sled slow
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>>1218305
you seem like a cool guy. id let you draft my mtn bike on the mup for at least a couple minute before dropping you.
im just kidding im sure youre not that much of a fred, that bike actually look used.
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>>1218287
2018... Still not understanding basic physics
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>>1218287
Did you just assume my gender?
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>>1218259
pssssh...sorry to offend u...kid...
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Not mine yet, but I’ve requested a sample from the factory, hopefully I will actually be able to get one shipped.
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>>1218324
>current year
>not using meme arrows
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>>1218339
admittedly they look pretty cool but for the money you're going to be spending the quality just isn't there. It weighs probably like >40 pounds and rod brakes in front?
You can probably get a better quality 3speed town bike for less than what you're probably going to spend on shipping alone.
They're just a communist clone of the popular Raleigh bike of that era. Raleigh has updated their designs and materials over the years, the pigeon is still 1940s tech, which ok maybe you don't care, but it's still 40s materials, too.
It's a bad combination in general, but there's literally no reason to pay a premium for it in 2018.
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>>1218339
Is that a fucking rod brake & a cottered crank?
WHY?
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Finally, vacations. It's that special tiem again to abuse the bike.
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>>1218353
Needs a dropper
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>>1218352
because CHYNA
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>>1218353
why the karabiner clipped to the saddle rails?
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>>1218356
It can't be cost effective.
It's like they're building period vintage bikes.
Kind of like the new l'eroica bianchi (which is 4k)
Who's the market?
Is the market rich hipsters or poor idiots?
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>>1218353

good upgrades, what's the new fork? seconding the other anon, dropper post is definitely recommended. you can route it externally using the cable guides for the front derailleur.
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>>1218350
I’m weird and like commie shit. Something about how they were simplistic when they were new still gives them a reason to exist now.

I know it’s obsolete, but its been produced and still usable since 1950 and remain so for a few years yet.

Hey honestly I always wanted a Lada Niva or a Honda Super Cub or this, shit that just keeps going.
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>>1218363
>I always wanted a Lada Niva or a Honda Super Cub
very attainable dreams but i think you'll find that literally everything breaks on a lada niva

the 'lada niva stronk' meme is so fucking absurdly backwards
my freinds dad likes to tell stories about how his literally started to fall apart driving it home new from the dealer.

Easy to fix though and fun to beat on
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>>1218361
Unless you’re working with Carbon Fibre I don’t think bike production got much better since the 1950s.

I think economies of scale still apply to it.
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>>1218365
lad have u ever dealt with a cottered crank?

that shit is fucking retarded
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>>1218364
>Easy to fix though and fun to beat on
And that’s what I like about these vehicles, they break down more often, but when they do you just need a screwdriver to sort them out.
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>>1218367
'a screwdriver' is a euphemism for competency

also an 80s zuki is going to be infinitely less of a cunt, just as easy to work on and equally if not more capable

you're in it for the memes with a lada niva, don't lie to yourself, do it, sure, but for the memes.
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>>1218363
>Honda Super Cub
ok, but the analogy to that would be more like an 80s lugged steel road or touring bike, or a 90s rigid MTB. A FP is just throwing money away but it seems obvious you're set on being retarded.

>>1218367
you're going to find repairs on a FP comparatively difficult. The easy repairs on _every_ bike just needs a screwdriver. sourcing other tools and parts for a FP will be scarce. it probably uses pin spanners for the cups or some chink proprietary bullshit.
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>>1218370
Okay as a novelty then but I don’t think I’m going to get 10x the usage out of a $640 bicycle as I’m going to get out of this $64 bicycle.

But anyway it’s each to their own.
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>>1218371
Okay but you’re forgetting that there isn’t 80s steel lugged road bikes in abundance for sale. I understand buying an FP retarded but it will still do what it’s supposed to do at the end of the day.
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>>1217151
my heavy as hell $25 thrift store steel road bike, since the last thread I had to replace the rear tire due to a blowout, I also lowered the stem and removed the safety levers
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>>1218377

looks quite decent for a $25 thrift store bike! just aesthetics, but I'd move the rear brake cable to go behind the stem and saddlepost so that it's on the non-drive side. downtube-mounted shifters would also make it look quite a bit sportier, but I guess the stem shifters might be pretty decent to use.

and the front quick release is on the wrong way, the lever's "supposed to be" on the non-driveside. doesn't actually matter at all, but.
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>>1218378
I'm kind of worried about getting stabbed in the nuts by the stem shifters if I crash. Can I convert it to downtube using the existing unit or would I need to buy a different one?
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>>1218379

looks like you've got a clamp for the cable stops there. does it look like you can take the cable stops off and would they leave these kinds of studs behind after removal? if yes, you can just take the cable stops off and put the shifters on their studs but if not, you'll need to take the current clamp off and get a new one that you can mount the shifters on.
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>>1218384
>out of stock
>costs more than half what the bike cost

>>1218379
or you can find an entire clamp-on assembly (with the levers) secondhand on craigslist's bike parts section, an LBS with a used parts section, or at a cycling co-op if you have one locally. it'll probably run you no more than five dollars.
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>>1218388

yeah that was just an example how it should look to be able to mount the shifters :D no point in buying something like that for a $25 bike
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>>1218379
yes you could try to convert it but you might find the circumference of the down-tube is significantly longer than that of the stem.

>>1218389
then here is an example of a more suitable alternative
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>>1218379
what they said and also you could get bar-end ones.
I'd personally go DT since you may as well upgrade to sportier and it'll be cheaper and easier, too. But bar-end would also take care of your nuts-in-a-crash paranoia and be even less hand movement to reach than your stemies. Bar-end are going to be more expensive than a DT converter, both the shifters and you'll prob need new housing/cables, too. maybe this is not the bike to pour significant upgrades into, but then again bar-end isn't prohibitively expensive either. Your call.
DTs seem really weird for the first few rides if you're new to them but then they're fucking awesome.

otherwise, it's crazy you got a frame that fits you in that size for $25, double lucky. It's not an awesome bike but it's pretty OK, really.
Your cockpit looks better--good work removing the turkey levers--but those hoods look a bit high.
that front QR is "supposed" to be non-drive-side to match the rear, which is and needs to be NDS. functionally, front doesn't matter but it looks noob/pleb/clueless/sloppy on the drive side.
ANYway, aside from that the lever itself should be stowed against or juuust rearward of the fork so it's not going to snag either while ridden (bushes etc) or by neighboring bikes' parts or their riders' clothes or whatever while parked. happens rarely, but it does happen and when it does you're potentially fucked so may as well go with best practice.
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>>1217819
Nice! What is the model and year of it?
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>>1218354
>>1218362

Absolutely agree about dropper, already saving up.

The fork is a manitou minute these perform really well (well greased they even kick RS Reba ass with only being 100g or so heavier) and you can get them for as low as 250€ brand new. (The oem version that is)

>1218360

It's for a lantern, I sometimes have to hike when it gets really dark inna woods.
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My Fred Sled, now with ridiculous pedals.
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Bought some new kicks today.
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>>1218632
from your grandma?
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>>1217834
>"there's no need to explain that with autism"
>Proceeds to explain what "eccentric" means in great detail
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>>1218305
>it's an actual boomer bike since I got it last year as a 30-year birthday present for myself
You're a millennial, not a boomer.
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>>1218640
Classic boomer cope.
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>>1218632
cute
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>>1218619
Those pedals look peng!
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>>1218632
smae
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>>1218720
These are really nice. They seem to be very popular even in the pro peleton, with some riders choosing them over their sponsors wishes. I was going to go for these or some fiziks but the entire reason I needed new shoes was because the ratchet on my old ones broke into bits. So I wanted lace ups.
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Ridley Noah SL
Shimango r8000 Ultegra Di2
Since swapped to shimano pedals from look keo, put narrower bars on and a longer stem
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>>1218724
This bike just oozes speed. Beautiful gloss lacquer. Sauce on chainrings?
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>tfw you have to use your mum's old bike
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>>1218727
Fffanqqs
Search driveline on eBay. Very good value for money and they have a decent range of options. I haven't had any issue with them so far (6 months roughly)
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>>1218641
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Using something tougher than my 80s road bike
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These are my two bikes, aftera night ride with gf.

>>1218223
absolutely majestic monster

>>1218353
how effective was the change to 1x???

>>1217481
fucking want that blue color on my single speed
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>>1217178
Did you buy this in Los Angeles?
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>>1218259
Your shit cockpit setup makes you look mentally inadequate, I'm sorry.
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>>1217708
Chicago?
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Hello /n/ what should I do to make my bike more /aesthetic/ Its a Statebicycle Core-Line [Ghoul]. If anyone knows somewhere to buy vinyl graphics too that would be appreciated.
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>>1218792
The best look for a cheap fixie is used up, fucked up. Ride the shit out of it, scratch it up, replace each broken part with something cheap and colorful
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>>1218792
drink 24 cans of rainer or hamms, puke all over the frame, repeating as necessary for ideal coverage, then bake in a kiln
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>>1218551
2018 Trek Domane SL 6 w/ 2018 Fulcrum Racing 3s
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>>1218756
What bike??
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>>1218417
>to match the rear
If you actually bothered to look, you would have noticed that the rear axle is solid, and bolted in place.
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>>1218724
Install fenders you filthburger! Search "split fenders" and stop being a disgusting whore for every piece of road grunge that comes your way.
Like, nice bike otherwise, I guess?
>>1218738
Cozycore. Get a swept back cruiser bar, and roll slow on them bitches.
>>1218791
This guy posted a few times now in front of Chicago skyline.
>>1218792
A dumpster fire is a good place to start. Build a better bike on a frame of your choosing, and stop posting here until you are done please.
If you really m u s t waste your time on this piece of trash, lose the shit chain lock for a cramped u-lock, blank off the fender mounts with grub screws instead of those hideous and visually offensive black screws, and maybe get some bullhorns if your hipster wallet hasn't already been emptied for avocado toast.
>longboards
Never mind, there's no helping you.
>skim board
Never mind, you can marry my daughter.
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>>1218790
Sorry to offend you kid, but the arms up, stretched out position is several watts faster than flat arms and a lot faster than slightly raised. Learn to aero
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>>1218839
It's UCI illegal though. Do you do triathlon or something?
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MOUNTAIN BIKE COMING THROUGH
This is before it got a dropper post and meatier tires.
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>>1218605
Get yourself a OneUp Dropper. It is less than 230eur and comes with a carbon lever, plus it has minimum drop length of 150mm.
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>>1218869
slam that seatpost mate
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>>1218873
This is an old pic, now it's all the way down when doing jumps, steep stuff. Thanks to the dropper.
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>>1218860
CTT are the governing body for 95% of time trials here in the UK. CTT regulations are more sensible than the UCI regs including but not limited to being able to position the top of the aero bars greater than 100mm above the elbow pad provided it doesn't inhibit the safe operation of the machine.
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I’m building this up slowly. Trying to use all mid 90s parts. Yes it’s highly impractical and yes I have a practical road bike too, this is mostly an aesthetics bike/one to take on good roads cause I’m paranoid about the rims. Specialized M2 frame, dura ace 7400 group set, specialized trispokes, selle prairie saddle. DA aero seatpost, some weird specialized handlebars I found. Definitely both a boomer and a meme though
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(1/2)
>>1217151
4/10 for the single speed 6/10 for the fred sled
>>1217156
5/10 for the purple bike 8/10 for the orange comfy sled
>>1217166
7.5/10 Proper fred sled, what kind of saddle bag are you using Zach?
>>1217178
5/10 comfy looking bike, the modern saddle ruins the aesthetic tho
>>1217193
4/10 nothing special, looks decent
>>1217200
7/10 I love the color theme, nice restoration did you repaint it yourself?
>>1217296
6/10 Nice looking bike, what did you replace it with?
>>1217317
7.5/10 Nice restoration, I love the color wave !
>>1217351
4.5/10 its ok, its missing something
>>1217376
6/10 love the tan walls
>>1217377
4/10 I like the frame paint job, please take a better picture of this bike
>>1217378
6/10 Put some tan walls on this baby
>>1217388
5/10 weird color wave, but I like it. What pedals are you using?
>>1217420
8.2/10 Love the bike overall, I have a few questions for ya
1. Do the flared handlebars make a diffidence?
2. How comfortable is the brooks cambium?
3. What pedals are you using and how comfortable are they for long distance?
4. What frame are you using?
5.Any entry level bike packing equipment recommendations?
Thanks!
>>1217460
5/10 Nice stickers, is that a fixed gravel/adventure bike?
>>1217481
5/10 Meh
>>1217497
6/10 would bike pack with, what handlebars are you using also, that
frame looks fresh af.
>>1217708
5/10 bland bike but good photo composition, what camera/lens combo are you using?
>>1217755
5/10 Well worn, at least tape the saddle
>>1217819
7/10 is this the Sl or SLR? Also is the front iso speed worth it?
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>>1218907
that's fucking sick
i love the dali bars
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(2/2)
>>1217989
6/10 decent
>>1218223
Take a better picture/10
>>1218259
Dentist/10 Nice looking sled, do you race pro?
>>1218294
Boomer/10
>>1218339
4/10 decent city bike, take a picture of the other side of the bike
>>1218353
5/10 Decent bike, where do you ride?
>>1218377
4.8/10 Not bad looking for a craigslist special
>>1218792
3/10 Change the chain ring, saddle, add drops,
>>1218798
10/10 lock up bike
>>1218869
6/10 I like the yellow
>>1218907
6.8/10 looking forward to seeing this bike completed. What saddle are you using? Also where did you find such a clean vintage bike?

Thats all for now folks, cya at the next /pybt/

Best regards,

-(You) man
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>>1218784
nope. Toronto, Canada
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>>1218931
>>1218259
Race semi pro atm
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>>1218931
Saddle is selle Italia Prairie. It’s a really hard model to find. Designed pre UCI ban on saddles you could push back on. The frame is a hand me down. IIRC it’s an aluminum ceramic composite
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>>1218923
>>1218931
post bike REEEEEEEE
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>>1218923
>>1218931
(you) man strikes again
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>>1218945
i did
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Muh btwin, castle edition. Pic from today's 150km
tourism ride.
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>>1218869
Love the color. What frame ist this?

Pic is my 80s Mifa, horrible geometry for going fast but trying anyways. Just recently got a full carbon saddle from aliexpress. Last time I posted someone wanted to know more about this bike: never try to build east german bikes from the ground up, they used 22mm seatposts and M26x1mm threaded forks. This also results in slightly larger headset diameters. I replaced the fork with a BLB one in order to mount a usable brake. Shimmed the headset with metal strips from a coca cola can, to maximize capitalism vs communism. If you plan on doing this, top headset bearing requires 3layers of strips, bottom 2. Bottom bracket is not threaded, but I managed to find something like pressfit with plastic cups, but cant really remember what.

Also currently building another east german frame, pic will follow tuesday or so.
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>>1219001
every time someone posts a bike with a super long rear triangle that puts the rear wheel in a different time zone, it's always a soviet bike.
I don't get it. Western touring frames, the gap is like half as long. what is with commies and these ridiculous wheelbases?
It originally had a 3 speed hub? surely this was not a track frame?
I don't get why you're pouring upgrades into this frame but good work I guess.
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>>1218907
What the fuck is the intended purpose of those drop bars?
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>>1219015
Not him but those bars are upside down, they're meant either to be used on their own to give a TT/pursuit riding position like a lo-pro "funny bike" or possibly with clip on aerobars. Why anybody thought it was a good idea to design those bars that with those those big swoopy drops is a mystery to me, but they're far from the weirdest handlebars to come out of that period.
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>>1219025
I don't think those are the same bars, his don't look like they come inwards at the ends and they stay inline with the drops. My guess would be they're for mounting flat bar shifters onto so they function like barcons.
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>>1218923
Thank you it's a silica roll premio, it's actually not a saddle bag but I prefer it, plus the colors match!
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>>1217811
these are on-one midge bars, I experimented with several salsa options and I have some older less extreme flares but these just put everything in the right place for me and this bike

>>1218923
Hey (You) - I've got some answers
1. The flared handlebars definitely make a difference in comfort and control for me, I feel like the position of my wrist is more natural and "engaged" when I'm on flared hoods - which is my primary position. I've rattled this bike down some rutty rocky rooty single track recently and didn't feel the need for flat bars at any point as far as control goes - though responsive brakes are a must for that.
The aero tucked 'in the drops' position is harder to pull off but I usually just superman with my forearms on the handlebars instead.

2. The cambium is great so far but I have doubts about its durability, I have a brooks B17 on my 30000km bike and the cambium c15 has been as comfortable from day one. I only have about 2000km on this saddle and the fibres are starting to fray in some places tho.

3. Shimano A530, they are very comfy and you can cycle them in your street shoes if you don't feel like putting SPDs on to go grocery shopping

4. Charge Plug frame with Dawes Ultragalaxy fork - both steel

5. Get a sleeping bag, mat and bivvy sack or hammock - strap them to your bike racks

Try and save weight on gear wherever you can, anything that is dual purpose is great - why carry a bike light when you have a headtorch or vice versa

Figure out what you need (food, water, shelter, bike repair tools) and add stuff on as you like.
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>>1218923
>>1217388
I was using some cheap and shitty old mismatched road pedals, but I've swapped over to some old Specialized mtb clip+strap pedals.

There's also a serious lacking of comfy boomer bikes in this thread.
Got this one from a boomer who dug it out of a dumpster in the 80's. Guy at a lbs built it up with a threaded carbon fork and a coaster brake.
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>>1219027
They should be mounted like the other bars pictured, with the little extra bit providing a bullhorn or hoods position, and a set of aero clips should also be installed. Probably trying to cash in on a meme, since the strange shape is redundant regardless of how it's oriented.
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>>1217166
Tell me Zack, where do you get the decal with the flag and name?
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>>1218907 here

>>1219063
>>1219025
The bars are not upside down. Im basing this on the fact that they're standard drops, and if I flipped them like you did in the picture, there wouldn't be enough bar to support my arms as those elongated ends aren't really enough to get any sort of comfortable position on and be aero.
If you were to flip them around for any practical application, it would be on a tandem bike in the stokers position.
I maintain they're the right side based on this and the fact that the Specialized Branding and measurements are printed on the top, facing forward, as they would with any drop bar.
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>>1219071
https://veloink.com/

By far the best stickers in my and my friends opinions
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Picked up this Raleigh Super Record today from the original owner
>late 70's, made in Japan
>hi-ten frame
>Suntour friction shifting
>still has original Raleigh tires with like 75% tread on them
Spent a couple of hours going through the bearings/cables and making it road worthy, going to keep the tires on it for giggles since they're holding up fine under 80psi and I don't see any big cracks. Comfy little blast from the past
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>>1219075
can you post more pictures?

I'm still wondering if those are meant to be base bars used with clip-on aero bars, the only other reason I can think of for that shape is that they're meant to be angled further so that you get extended drops, as pictured.

>>1219108
Looks minty, what are you plans for it?
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>>1219075
maybe some random cunt with a mandrel just bent those bars for shits and giggles?
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>>1218923
7460 here, the bike works as a gravel ish bike. It is fixed gear, but is a track frame so I could only clear 32c tires. I like to use it for commuting, riding road, tracklocross (since technically not sscx), and a little bit of adventuring if there's no sand.
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>>1218923
>good photo composition, what camera/lens combo are you using?
thanks, it's taken with a pretty basic point and shoot. Much better than a phone camera but nothing compared to a DSLR. More compact at least. It's a Canon SX620 HS, non-interchangeable lens 25-625 (25x), f/3.3-6.6, and 1/2.3" CMOS sensor. Decent camera for the price point, better than Canon's ELPH series but again doesn't come close to a good DSLR and lens combo. If I remember correctly I was mild on the post editing and just rotated, cropped, and resized.

>>1218791
you know it
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>>1217708
>I SAID V8 NOT V6
Lad you just turned the black on black into a bicycle and it’s sick.
10/10
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>>1219153
don't know if isarcastic or serious but thanks? Mad Max is the shit though
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im late to this party with the answers

>>1218907 cc
>>1218928 bcc
>>1219015
>>1219025 abjectly wrong
>>1219027 different bars, yes
>>1219063 still wrong
>>1219075 cc
>>1219126 extended drops, yes:

>A rare variation of the standard Model V drop bar, this model has an extra inch or so of tube on the drops, the last 2" of which have been gracefully curved at roughly 40° downward, for an additional and very comfortable hand position, usually for a very tucked and aero body position.

>>1219130

>Made in Japan by Nitto for SBI, c. 1990
where SBI is Specialized
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>>1219182
So it's;
>dumb meme shit
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>>1219182
from Specialized's 1993 accessories catalog:
>the extended handlebar end, which is pulled down, will not let you down even in the most difficult situations when breaking away and will provide you with additional performance in short, peppered sprints and when leaving curves.
it's meant to be used as a regular bar with pistol-grip extensions at the end of the drops, not inverted as suggested in >>1219025

>>1219183
i guess you:
>ride only on hoods
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>>1219186
lad i love your dail bars and godspeed with your build it is great but it's definitely dumb meme shit don't be delusional
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>>1219182
I want to see someone install bar end shifters on those, purely for the meme
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>>1219031
How do you feel about soft bags?
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>>1219192
Oo, that's a really nice looking bike. I've never thought that about a dirt jumper before.
The wings on the front add a nice visual touch.
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>>1219221
>The wings on the front add a nice visual touch.
not him, but I remember the original GT logo used to have those wings on it, this was back in the 80s when they were BMX only. I'd completely forgotten until you posted and I looked at the pic up close, though.
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>>1219191
I didn't post that picture from the magazine, but it was my bike I posted. Yes, the assumption I always ran with was that its dumb meme shit. I got them because they look good, and are brand and era appropriate for the bike.
Also thank you >>1219186 I've been wondering about the background on the bars! Where did you find this?
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>>1219279
i first saw those, i think, quite a while back when cruising ebay for classic-bend nittos so i knew what you were talking about (and that they should be set up like drop bars instead of those one-piece TT bars) despite forgetting their name. it was when you said they have specialized engraved on them that helped me track them to an accessories catalog from the period on retrobike website.

your build looks wicket. i've got my own set of 1st gen dura ace waiting around for something of worthy pedigree. psyched to see what your bike turns out like.
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>>1219075
Well maybe if you'd posted the front of the bar to begin with, sweetheart, I wouldn't look like such an idiot.
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>>1219376
yikes.. in that event, your aptitude and proclivity for loud, ignorant arrogance appears to have already been well-honed by unchecked practice. care for a protip, sweetie? enroll in behavioral therapy ASAP-- it's for your own benefit, really.
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>>1219413
not a great post
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>>1219422
wasn't talking to you, sweetie
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>>1219376
You got me there. But you had me second guessing myself when you posted those bars, I almost thought I was autistic for mounting mine wrong
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here’s one of the sleds. she’s a beaut
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>>1219430
I guess we'll have to take your word for it, can't see shit
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>>1219433
Gross
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Carbon fiber and raw steel... and a coaster brake. Bonerfuel.
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>>1219456
Looks like shit bro, sorry but that frame is ugly as sin and those bars are fucking pleb tier
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>>1219458
>he doesn’t know what a Klunker is

Everyone point and laugh at the retard.
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>>1219459
Don’t be buttmad that your bike looks like something a nigger stole from a bike charity
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>>1219459
It's not really a klunker if you have a front disc brake though
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>>1219455
Jealous
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>>1219433
I thought Baconrider was the only disabled person on this imageboard.
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>>1219462
My coworker fished out and restored a bike with hydraulic dick brakes, that had been laying in brook for two years.
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>>1219456
chadcruiser tier
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>>1217388
>>Has to be my favorite hardtail posted here, just for the great photos.

Glad u like :) So many cool places in the Rockies...

>>1217420
>>Hello again, you still lugging that beast up hills?

Oh heya! You bet... I weighed my bike with this wheel setup the other day, including the bear spray mounted. Just under 39 lbs... don't know how it got so heavy! haha. Doesn't stop me getting big vert though.

>>1217502
>>tank/tank

Indeed... this thing can fall in rock gardens and off small cliffs and survive no probs

>>1217351
>>4.5/10 its ok, its missing something

What could it be missing?
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Can't wait for the day when this bike will kill me.
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From Russia with love.
%%no commies, no bombs%%
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>>1219702
At least get some bartape
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>>1219456
It's awesome. Saved
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>>1219728
It's in the mail.
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>>1219702
holy shit is that a shifter for a brake lever?
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>>1219702
>>1219733
or wait, are you running the shifter on the left bar and the front brake on the right + a coaster brake?
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>>1219733
Looks like he has a SA coaster brake rear IG hub.
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>>1219736
You got it.

Shift left, front break right.
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New fork fitted. Rides so much better and the ~500g dropped from the front of the bike (heavier tyre but lighter fork) seems to have made a big difference too. Travel is 10mm less and the axle to crown difference is about that too so the head angle is a bit steeper, undecided on whether I prefer it yet so may get an angle adjust headset and offset shock bushings in the future.
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Just replaced the brake and gear cables yesterday, haven't been replaced since it was bought by my father in 1990.
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>>1219780
Fucking hell that bartape
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>>1219780
Pretty but please raise the seat, lower the stem, get real pedals. Clean dura ace set should be ridden at high speed.
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>>1219812
looks ready for murder
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>>1219812
>he doesn't ride an 11-15 casette on his rim braek crabon aero bike
leglet
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>>1219814
Thanks I call it my KOM Killer! None yet though!

>>1219819
Do you have a link to one I can buy? I'm still pretty new to all of this!
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>>1219780
that frame, that DA group
man that saddle, that bar tape looks so off. if you're happy with it more power to you but i think it would look a lot better if you retained some of that 1990's panache
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Captured a rare moment when all three of my bikes are in working order
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>>1219833
That picture turned so bad I decided to take another
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>>1219433
That seat gave me cancer. Other than that it looks like fun. Ebikes don't need higher end components because you can get away with a little extra wieght and in efficiency. It's exactly what it should be
>>1219456
Damn, I've never wanted to ride a Greenway at 8 mph so badly in my life. That is the sickest cruiser I've ever seen.
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>>1219834
well whaddya know

its still bad
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>>1219838
I give up. This is what I get for buying chink phone on /g/s advice.
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>>1219702
Sturmey 3 speed? I couldn't figure out what to do with my shifter so I put it on the stem. This is much better.
>>1218907
Bruh
>>1218259
>tfw You will never own a bike like this
>>1217819
You must have the camera facing the wrong direction, because all I can see is it's shadow
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>>1219780
holy shit buy a u-lock, new bar tape and get some proper pedals
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purdiest bike reporting
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New bike in the stand
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>>1219780
replace bar tape with cinelli red zebra or cinelli black zebra for that 90s Cipollini look please.
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>>1218721
>picked them and my new MKS US-L EZY Superior pedals up
>tossed them on my favorite bike cycle
>went for a quick 20
>mfw the whole time
set several PBs and fucking almost KOMed a few popular segments
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>>1219780
whoever steals that bike is going to be a very happy heroin addict that's for sure
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>>1219898
heloo miyata fren
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>>1219925
600 squadddddd

looks sick, what year? 85 or so?
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>>1219911
why not go for 2018 cipo
YRYL btw
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>>1219927
thanx, it's an 88. I really wanna get rid of the biopace crankset because good lord it is terrible unless I'm mashing.
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>>1219922
Not pink
-2 points
>>1219937
Biopace is like that you either love it or hate it.
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My bike is a late 70's Canadian-made Sportsclub 10 speed. Front wheel is the original steel rim, rear is alloy. Recent work involved replacing the cottered crank and bent front derailleur, rear shift cable, front wheel bearings + fixing a broken FW spoke and wrapping the handlebars with proper tape.
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>>1218377
hello friends, I have gotten and installed some $10 DT shifters from ebay
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>>1219986
How do you like the new position?
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Nice riding so far
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>>1219937
Really? Mine's an 89, funny how much the design changed. I'd keep your crankset and just put regular rings on it.
>>1219971
I'm actually fairly indifferent to the biopace crank on one of my bikes desu
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>>1219988
nice bike, that reminds me of blackie spit near Vancouver
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>>1219988
Oh I just googled it! It's Sauvie Island? Mia & I have been there!
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>>1219978
why is your stem so high?
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>>1220013
It sure is. Very nice place to ride. Not a lot of traffic at all. Very pleasant farm land.
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Restored an old Raleigh frame on the cheap, managed to salvage some older parts.

Have since upgraded the brakes, but I need a nicer seat desu

Any tips would be welcome
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>>1220049
freds or athletes who immediately take the unused stock sport saddles off of their new bikes to sell them on craigslist at 25% the price you would find them anywhere else
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>>1219898
that is reaalllly nice. but your lock.. doesn't your leg hit the Ulock when pedaling?

>>1220004
Miyata must probably've loved what the '88 Trek redesign looked like

>>1219986
that's coming along nicely!

>>1219780
unless you're trolling i really do hope this is behind like 3 locked doors
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Reposting because I'm too lazy to take another picture. Only things that have changed since this photo was taken is the the pedals which I changed to Speedplay TI's and the saddle which I changed to a Selle Italia Xcross SL.
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>>1220019
I hurt my back a couple of weeks ago and had to raise the stem by a good amount to be comfortable. It does look a bit odd.
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>>1219978
I mean, I'm all about using what's available and not being a snob, but what you've spent on upgrades is like double what that whole bike is worth

>>1219986
very cool. she's shaped up nicely. please level those brake hoods.
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>>1220081
>but what you've spent on upgrades is like double what that whole bike is worth

I get what you're saying, keep in mind I've owned this bike for 12 years and I'm not planning to sell it. Lots of parts over the years just came from free donor bikes and I do the work myself. New parts from Amazon and Walmart, nothing fancy here.
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>>1220084
that's cool. enjoy your bike.
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>>1219978
with that front rim, was there a time that you had different brake pads before you upgraded to kool stop salmons?
The reason I ask is that steel rims suck in wet and salmons are supposed to notably help in wet esp. for steel rims. So, how profound was the difference would you say?
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>>1219456
This whole bike makes me want to get a cruiser myself, except for the knockoff Brooks saddle, which makes me want to punch you in the fucking mouth. Get a better seat for Christ's sake.
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>>1220104
Thanks
>>1220106
Used to have old hardened pads, probably originals. Passable in dry weather, butt-clenching imminent death experience in wet.

Dry Salmons: Will lock the wheels if you're not careful. Always squeal like a dying pig no matter what you do.
Wet Salmons: They squeal a little less. Won't lock the wheels but the grip is still tight. You're in control. Would definitely recommend.
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>>1220053
Nope, the mount is angled so the lock sits pretty much right against the frame. It's a bit finicky to set up but I think it's the best way, allows room in the triangle for bottles etc.
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>>1218773

1x when used with 42t rear is not that different from 2x
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>>1217210

The new build has started.
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This is my around-town shitter. Doesn't matter if it gets stolen because it's made from trash. Need to get my rear derailleur hooked back up yet. Creative spacing on the fork. No idea what the frame was because it was stripped.
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>>1220662
das nice build
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>>1220639
Put a brake on the front, please.
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>>1220726
lmao how do you reckon he's going to do that?
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>>1220885
If you're still around, Sheldon Brown has an article for fitting calipers for wheels smaller than the original equipment.
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>>1221178
none of the ideas in that article are that good though. IIRC it's mostly just presented as shit you could make work but probably shouldnt
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My 2015 Scott Speedster 40. I bought some cheapo Super Team carbon wheels for it, they feel pretty good. Gotta remove that decal tho. That red really messes with the color scheme
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Not the intended use, but it's managing just fine. Great fun wherever I take it.
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>>1220639
>This is my around-town shitter
Basically the same geometry as the new rivendell bikes LMAO
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>>1217941




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