Mine is a dolan pre cursa
trek 7.2 hybrid. added bar ends, rack and sks longboard fenders.
wanna upgrade to a real headlight and will forever wish i had just gotten disk breaks
also foud out i love cycling and looking for a road bike now
Recently got this bike, use it to commute since totalling my car :^I Loving cycling more than driving
I think it's an '85 triumph touriste
Here's my daily driver.
It may not be anything fancy but I like this since it reminds me of the bike that got me into riding for transport.
>ITT: Workhorse / commuter bikes without fenders, racks, and lights.
It's not like you need the 'full loaded touring' look to get across town. Playing in traffic on a road or track bike is totally a thing in North America, and more power to ya I guess. But how are these bikes different from NOT workhorse / commuter bikes? And what do you do on the rainy nights when you need to bring some groceries back?>>895436
>implying any of these frames are special
>implying anything in this thread is "super niche"
Please, the bikes posted in this thread are what I'd consider beaters. That's what a commuter/ workhorse is, a bike you don't mind destroying by riding the piss out of it.
The old lady I bought this from off of craiglist hugged me and wanted to take my picture.
Yes, it's based on an Omnium obviously but I used a 26" frame for the rear to make it more sturdy. Scavenged most of the parts from some used mountain bikes, down tube is a steel pipe out of a construction site dumpster that had the perfect measurements. Spent maybe 200 bucks on this thing and I love it.
Ignach Cross, a place mentioned in the chronicles where Mongols advancing to Novgorod in 1238 turned back. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=ru&lat=58.048682&lon=32.840452&z=14&m=b&show=/21803807/ru/%D0%98%D0%B3%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%87-%D0%9A%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82&search=%D0%B8
Why do people shit on hybrids so much ? They're perfect city commuting bikes being relatively quick, maneuverable, and ideally suited to stop and go traffic. They're also totally fucking comfy, affordable, robust, and easy to maintain.
i don't know. if you look at it from purely a commuting/getting around town point of view its great. not the fastest, but comfy, easy to ride, can haul a good amount of groceries. i can even load mine up and go camping with it when i want.
but the better i make my bike for commuting and around town, the less useful it is as a "bike". it cant go fast, i cant really use it for exercise. i love my hybrid but the more i ride the more i want something else for actual "cycling".
people here do actual "cycling" everywhere they go. everything must be race spec ultra light hi speed low drag. add in some serious logo/badge envy and boom. shit on hybrids.
Never understood why you would prefer this type of frame instead of a long john style, where the cargo sits much lower to the ground?
I like your style.
I wish someone would make a front rack like that one, just that it was wider to give better support to a rando bag. And not like a porteur rack.
You actually have good point there. I have both a long john and this one and there's really only one advantage to the Omnium style frames, they're much lighter and much more maneuverable than a long john. It feels more like riding a normal bike whereas a long john feels like riding a tank (which can be fun in its own way).
That's why many bike messengers use them, they're great if you only need to transport something like a package that wouldn't fit on a normal bike. That being said you can haul some crazy stuff with them if you really want to but they ride like shit with a lot of weight on them.
So yeah, I agree a long john style bike is better suited for its actual purpose, albeit a bit slower.
>exactly you say everything in this thread is a shitty beater peice of crap
No I said they are beaters. Beaters can be nice or shitty, all my bikes are my commuters depending on what I feel like riding.
My commute has an option of single track so I ride this most days, it now has a front rack and aero bars as a joke.
The frame is a Paké C'mute. It's discontinued few years back. It was really cheap when it was available, like 300USD or something. It's similar to other steel cyclo-cross frames like surly cross check, all city space horse, vélo orange camargue.
I bet the same as in Lithuania were I am from. Pretty damn bad. Cities are not designed for bicycles and people are rude fuckers trying to run you over every now and then. But it's ok, if you are tough as bricks and don't give a fuck. Nice country side and forest>shitty infrastructure/drivers trying to kill you.
Oh now I see. I think the naming is just a coincidence though, the link you posted is from a bike store with the same name. The actual cargo bike is from a danish company and they are very much alive and well:
Here's mine: 2013 Specialized Crux Elite. I ride it everywhere--commute to and from work, 20+ mile rides, did my first century on it.
Here's my commuter. Love this thing... gets me to work at nearly ~50kph average speed. Handles off-roads decently too. Fun keeping up with cars in the streets.
>whats the car/bike relationship in russia like
every year on russian road dies foreign cyclist. of course not so many ! 1-2 in year. but many russian cyclists dies in cityes under car wheels. and not in a city, MOST DANGEROUS in russia is federal highway. for our automobilists is normal drive the car against rules. sometimes they DONT KNOW rules of road driving, because you can BUY rules, you pay the cops for the theory exam and after this you go to the driving exam. if you not so stupid you can get it. hahaha buy them as much as the way get a legally! and in all country very many stupid ass which name here "дoлбoёб"(untranslatable: chisel and fuck, but in russian chiseling It is the same as the "fuck" ) , "вoдятeл" (wordplay: driver and woodpecker. woodpecker here name for fools). when you every day start you bike trip here, you must know, what you can die. many assholes can stop and say - " What a fucking you doing on road ? you are cyclist! cyclist is untermensch! cyclist must ride go on a sidewalk. " but if you not moron you can drive on car-road 90% and 10% ( because in russia not bike-road, only for cars and for people) whitout doing discomfort for another drivers and pedestrians. from the news-site : "The famous cyclist 72-year-old from Volgodonsk Alexander Grechkin death brought down wagon
The race was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War
Wednesday, April 1, about 13:30 on the 290th kilometer of the federal highway M10 Moscow - Saint-Petersburg in the Tver region of an accident that killed a well-known 72-year-old cyclist from Volgodonsk Alexander Grechkin.
According to preliminary data of Police of the Tver region, 42-year-old driver of MAN, moving in the direction of St. Petersburg, was distracted from the controls to adjust the radio station, which is why for some time lost control of the wagon, left the road and knocked down a cyclist.
>post your work horse/commuter
>implying I have any other
Old pic though, since then I changed: cassette, chain and [spoiler]mud guards[/spoiler].
Have to agree.
And it serves me without no major (or minor) problem since early 2009.
Not op but I recently got an aerospoke. Yes it is carbon but the hub and the outer rim are aluminum. Shits also kinda heavy (4 lbs) but I use it mostly to show off or get a little more of a leg workout going to school or work. I still have my other front wheel and I use it for whenever I go on group rides or small climbs in my area.
Lord Nishimura, grace us with a pic,, blury pic of bik tire, or,, underwing at sunset ?
,,i understand if your too busy.
Forchan SMiles onyou!
WHAT?!,, implyed THREAAAT!?
,, just cause Moot posted his Chity comuter,, Hiroyuki dosnt bend to Bullying with Benis!!, he has things to do!, now GETOUT , youtard!
ok, , youre right you samefag.
,, would just feel better getting the Hammer from the top,, instead of our "Glorious Mod., i LUVYAMod!
Specialized tricross with mtb risers and DA thumbies. I just switched out my paselas for some knobby schwalbe cx pros becase its icy af out there.
Don't worry I have a full rear fender on there now.
this is my daily ride, mon - fri, 17 miles round trip to work and back each day. mon fri. unless roads are too icy or snowy, i ride, rain or shine,
pick it up for 200$ used 3 years ago. great commuter
Removed the slicks and fenders for the winter. Replaced with knobbies.
Still slips and slides a little.
I have no experience with this at all, but my logic says that you can't compare snow to dirt. A knobby tread may be a little better than a slick of same width, but you're gonna slide around regardless, maybe even more with a knobby, since snow wont build up in the tread on a slick. Only a tire with metal studs would make a significant difference in traction.
Am I right, or am I retarded, I would like to hear some opnions on this?
I had 2.1" slicks on here before and it was awful in the snow.
Studded tires would be better for when there's ice, but it doesn't ice quite enough for me to get them. I feel like the tread is certainly an improvement than the slicks though.
I actually did give a fuck, because searching for the common elements between those bikes let me understand the thoughts of the person who made that post, which is why we all use this website -- to connect with people.
(I'm sorry he thinks your bike's a piece of shit, but it's probably just a reflection of the rider.)
this tall fucker
before you tell me it's not suitable for everyday, i shall state that trackstands are quite easy with a little practice
plus cagers see you from far away and passes you with a large safe distance so that i don't harm their car if I fall on it
Knobs will always be better than slicks for snow. A softer compound, longer & siped knobs, and a tread pattern with lots of open space works best for snow, mud, and other loose surfaces.
Studs do nothing at all on snow, and only help for ice.
shid what tires are those
Just gotta get the cables replaced. I was going to the local non-profit to work on it, but then gin found it's way into my iced tea and I have no cargo bike to carrier it there.
jesus fucking shit, this image reminded me of why I'm glad it's winter (even though it's fake winter), so I don't have to see faggots riding shit like this and knowing that if I push them over and kick them to death, I'd go to jail for a very long time.
I fucking hate summertime and all the people who should stay home, goddamm, FUCK I need to move to patagonia before it's warm again
mombat tells me it's "Fillet Cro-Mo". It's pretty darn heavy. Guy who owned it before was from Cali, and from being made four years before I was born I'm amazed at how few scratches there are and how solid the color is.
Nice tires. Pretty sure they are extinct but I picked up 4 of them on ebay a while ago. Deepest tread of any bicycle tire made I believe at 9mm on the side knobs.
Only old tire designs come without sipes, so I will have to add some myself. Tedious work, but I somewhat enjoy modifying and rejuvinating my old knobby treadswith a heated carbide cutting tool.
Pic related, the one I use. Made for dirt bike tires so the blades are a little large for closer spaced knobs but it does the trick, goes in like butter.
I need to get mew panniers. The ones I currently have suck.
God, I need to get this thing back on the road. Another bike cannibalized it a little while back and I just never got around to building it up again.
You are either poor or very cheap. You haven't even got bar tape on the bike and I'm assuming you just ride around in jeans and a t-shirt with bare hands. Get a better bike and melt that one down for scrap metal man. You'll thank me down the road.
It's not it, but the big round holes remind me of Catlike helmets. Tako is probably the most similar.
Gonna put on some barcons eventually; They're bloody expensive. Used to be a rigid 90s MTB.
With options to build up fenders and racks, absolutely.
If anything it's too nice, depending on where you'd be leaving it, so invest in a good lock too.
I'd personally ditch the toe clips for flats or clipless.
Comeback was weak as fuck senpai
It was a shit bike and a shit resolution
These are facts
Yeah. It's a solid ride and once it gets going it hauls ass. I'm working on pic related since my commute got a bit longer. It's about 20lbs lighter. Gonna put some Nitto moustache bars on it with pearlecent tape. Was thinking about getting a batter saddle. Any thoughts?
Less air drag front to back, traded for increased resistance laterally. Heavier than normal spokes but you don't have to true it until you get a critical failure and have to buy another.
I don't take the wheel off, I just put my ulock through the front wheel, whatever I'm locking the bike to, and the frame. Can be tricky depending on what pole I'm locking it to, but I make it a point to do so. I've already gotten front wheels stolen, and I'm not risking my naked fork out there.
Off subject a little, fixie bike Im trying to ride has those skinny valve stems that arent on normal tires. I have lost the adapters for them and was wondering if there is some kind of jerry rig. I can use to compensate?
Is that weight measurement for a single wheel? Good grief.
My whole wheelset weighs less than that and it's quite deeps.
You're not getting more of a workout though, you'd just be going slower.
great lakes, bub
and/or the cover photo wasnt taken thirty feet away from where the album was recorded