Cheer me up /n/,
My bikes just been stolen, I'm an incredibly broke speech and language therapist student from the UK. I'm on placement at the moment, I spend 4 days a week treating patients and 2 days a week working my part-time job to try and scrape by. On my one day off, while I was studying in my room, someone broke into my back garden and stole my prized possession - an old shitty hybrid bike (It was the best thing I could afford and I loved it).
Cheer me up with pictures of aesthetically pleasing bikes.
> inb4 "nice blog post"
Where in the UK are you? Sucks your bike was stolen, you been checking for it on ebay/gumtree?
that's a sick R900
tfw no super expensive rims & carbon fork
Japan-only, I habeeb. Koga Miyata is a different firm
Because Athena doesn't actually use inferior construction methods.
Your alloy C-Record would just be Athena with some titanium hardware (which has a pretty awful return on grams to dollar compared to going carbon), and Chorus shifters(levers are the only difference between Chorus, Record and SR shifters) with Athena levers.
2015 Chorus/Record/SR is not compatible with Athena, so they'd have to base alloy Ultrashift on 2014 Chorus, but then it would be weird to have a "Record" groupset that doesn't act like Record does, specifically the new front ring shift.
A Ti five-arm crankset would be neato, too. Campy's new 4-arm crabon cranks do not look that good on classic-styled frames.
Err, chrome Paramounts weren't exactly rare.
That sucks OP, I know that feel. Now I know that just because it's in your backyard doesn't mean it's safe. Sucks that you have to lock something up on your own property.
There's a special circle in hell reserved for bike thieves. What kind of person would be so selfish to remove someone else's clean and healthy, sometimes only form of transportation? I like how they did it in the old west, where they could hang you for being a horse thief. That should apply for bicycle thieves today.
i hate to be that guy but
[spoiler] I actually love being that guy[/spoiler]
this bike aggressively just doesn't fucking care abour your shit
It's from an auction of classic bikes from some time ago, here you go bud
It's one of the bikes from the Embacher Collection, which was auctioned off earlier this year:
The whole auction list:
I'm a little sad that a move made me miss the opportunity to bid on a couple of them that I fancied, but it's not like I needed a god-tier vintage bike or anything.
This happened to a friend once.
>bike gets stolen
>find it on Gumtree 100 miles away for sale
>report it to police
>they wont do shit because friend lost his receipt
>arrange to buy the bike back
>turn up with a bunch of thick set guys
>tell him we know the bike is stolen
>take it back
>he reports in as stolen to the police
>they tell him to fuck right off
Something similar happened to a friend
>lock bike to pole
>lock gets broken and bike stolen
>find it on local CL like ten miles away
>goes by himself to "check it out"
>asks the scumbags selling it if he can take it for a spin to see how it rides
>they say no
>tell them if it's okay to just ride in a circle around them or something
>hesitantly say yes
>slowly shifting down for a nice acceleration
>nearby street light is about to go green
>DROP THE FUCKING HAMMER BEFORE THEY EVEN REACT
>switch the phone number he used to contact the scumbags
Must have been so satisfying
It's a headset-mounted cable stop, they're extremely common on bikes with centerpull or canti brakes, they're sandwiched between the race and lockring on threaded forks, or they just function as an extra spacer for threadless.
Would that strike you as odd for some reason?
>tfw CAMPY-EQUIPPED DEPARTMENT STORE BIKE
JC Higgins bikes were a Sears brand, $76 would be the price if you paid in full upfront, but being a fairly expensive item, Sears would also be offering financing options (credit cards as we know them today weren't around yet).
My favorite part is "From free Austria."
'murricans have never been good at geography, apparently
Here's how Sears' credit worked, incase you're interested anon
lol stfu. was probably a puch frame.
Poorfag fellow here and I know how you feel. I'd be super pissed if someone stole my old piece of shit bike.
Presenting the most 1992 bicycle of all time
FC-4650 is the ugliest anything ever.
Try checking Gumtree and Preloved for free bikes, a few years ago I was in a similar situation to you, no spare money and my bike was stolen out of my shed, the little cunts broke the lock off the shed and the bike.
I managed to find a free to a good home bike on preloved, it was as ugly as home made sin, but it worked, I got some black paint from poundland and blacked it all in, greased all the bearings up and adjusted it all, it got me to and from uni until I could get a better one
>rusty piece of shit
>hipster pizza rack
>giant pump instead of bottle
>axles wing nuts
>doesnt even have a shifter for the front
>poorly designed rear derailer
Nice troll bitch
You'll be (likely) horrified that at one time horse (bicycle) thieves were *hanged* to death in the American Frontier. I've had one bike stolen off my 2nd fl. apt. patio (unlocked) and one destroyed by vandals for their fun b/c left overnight near a commercial district.
I believe they're about as efficient as a belt drive which is in between the average chain and a freshly cleaned chain in efficiency. The important part about shaft/belt drives is that you don't have to clean them so they don't lose efficiency in shitty environments. I just love the look of shaft drives.
>le "bent seatpost" maymay