Old one maxed out.
Been a hot minute.
Delicious metal fenders.
When you gonna bring back the drops?
HA! I just posted after you in the Functional Thread on LFGSS.
No plans to bring back the drops anytime soon. The guys from my shop that used to do longer rides with have moved on to DH and Freeride, so I'm mostly just scooting around town now.
Hah you did indeed.
>The guys from my shop that used to do longer rides with have moved on to DH and Freeride, so I'm mostly just scooting around town now.
Fair enough. Risers are plenty for going around town.
Definitely look into getting a front rack or basket. It's liberating for grocery runs and general errands.
>This is now the '38mm Panaracer Edition' of the PYBT
Slick ride. Longboards? Really dig that blue your frame is coloured.
Why does /n/ ride on shitty bike? I thought you guys were enthusiasts.
>38mm Panaracer Edition
Compass 38s checkem
>lowrider rear rack
what are you doing? What rack is that? is it actually good to have lowriders in the read?
That's a serious rack. You should load up and do some camping.
My workhorse/beater. Would like to get a front rack to mess around with
Nice pic, really sets the mood for the bike. I dig the color palette, the gumwalls does alot for it +.
+ for the hammer and rubber band
Sold my camera, smashed my smartphone.
Well, looks like I can't show off my new build.
Yeah ! Fatties are cool.
Here's my new winter setup, "Half-Fat" with a "Mid-fat" frame. Took 'er to a ski resort yesterday :)
Im running 52x17 with this wheel, its more comfy than it sounds, but I change between t18 and t20.
Wide flatbar fixed is a really comfy change from my racer. Maybe I'll try out a riser with grips
I can't hear your rage over how comfy I am.
Also it's a pleasure cruiser, not a hybrid; hybrids are for more serious cyclists.
It's no older than 1976, probably no newer than 1985. But you can figure out exactly when the frame was made from the serial number, here's the appropriate guide:
My new project, a Benotto 3000 like Francesco Moser's bike in A Sunday in Hell. What do you think?
Very slight dent. I can't see any bowing of the top tube, though.
My contribution: shitty Instagrammed version of shitty camera photo.
>r8 & h8 please
Ronald McDonald on the back. And my bikefu Aegis. She been in a lot of abuse over these past years from trail and dirt riding, commuting(challenging freds). I could just replace the wheel set and put on disc brakes for that true stopping power.
I've tried putting on the marathon plus on it for that true hybrid experience, but I end up crashing often; You got the idea by now.
>bombass water bottle holder and air pump
>tightass rim for the tires
Man, that bike is awesome. What kind of changes you made anyway?
Is the rear brake not hooked up, or can we just not see it? OK.
Great pic, great bike. 7/10 Would ride down the river on.
You don't think the tassels might be a bit 'over the top'?
Nice-ish bike, but pic too dark. Not that I can talk...
Welp, there's one future cyclist lost to us forever!
Might be even more practical with some lights, and the frame paint is not working for me, but I like all the little details.
Looks like fun, 8/10 would bounce around on. Is that seatpost collar backwards?
More of a 'Daily Ride Thread' pic than PYB. Might be OK but can't tell.
Looks clean and comfie. 9/10 would park at the grocery store bike rack. But that saddle would have to go.
Commuting without fenders? Gift ribbon: 6/10 would steal, but not commute on.
Has this frame been crashed and repaired? Thought you could not do that, only 'steel is real', what's the deal? Also I don't think it will work very well with no wheels.
Crap pics, might be crap bikes. 2/10 try moar.
Nice resto, thought it was new before I read the text. Pic is only OK so can't really tell.
>pic related: why white balance is important.
Just sold off my 9-speed drivetrain and put a fancy new dynasis 10-speed on her. Also put some front shocks on, just waiting for a front rack to come. Want to do a tour of South America next season.
Yes. Did the Cabot Trail and went through Halifax to Digby as part of a larger east coast tour. Didn't find the province very cyclist friendly, a lot of riding on the TCH.
Nobody ever knows what that sticker represents.
Tricross with a bunch of mismatched everything.
>Dura ace 10-speed thumb shifters
>Nashbar (microshift) rear mech
>ultegra front mech used as chain keeper LOL
>cheapo wheels from velomine
> truvativ 68cm risers
Tossed some mudguards on the SSCX. Ultimate commuter mode.
>You don't think the tassels might be a bit 'over the top'?
Nope. Goal of the bike is to be as unappealing as possible. Tassles only add to said goal.
Sweet ride. SS or IGH? Tough to tell with the Gates cog/freewheel.
Rad as fuck. Definitely gonna build a 1x10 ratty road flat bar ride one of these days.
True, I have a number of problems with the bike but somehow I still love it.
I bought pretty much as a frameset from a friend so I was able to build it my way. The stock version is shit. I believe this is the 2014 tricross comp which is equipped with shit.
-I get insane toe overlap, even without fenders. Like, what the actual fuck? It's a fucking touring/commuter/cross bike. fuck off specialized.
-The bottom bracket is way too high. I don't feel "grounded" when I ride. It doesn't inspire confidence. Add some big squishy tires and you have a recipe for eating shit.
-Headtube height was an issue, I rad to replace the original headset cover with something lower because the original is something like 2 inches tall. lol no
-Aluminum fork lol not even once. I plan on replacing the fork with a long haul trucker fork or something that widens the wheel base a little bit. Anyone know the best way to do this? Hopefully moving the front wheel forward would lower the BB, which lowers the headtube, and takes care of some toe overlap.
That being said this bike is a fucking tank, it's been hit by any number of cars and still rides true.
shogun kaze tange 2 + bianchi reparto corse columbus ultralight tsx
both are for sale for real this time
i need a car again haha
It is now officially story time. You can't go makin' those kinda claims and then not explaining 'em. To stay on-topic, pic is of my freshly-cleaned (and then put away for the season) Ochsner road bike.
I'll tell the more exciting one first
blow through about three stop signs in a row bombing a hill, passing a couple of cars, over the speed limit
hear a siren fire up
figure whatever i'm on a bike they don't pull over bikes
still hearing the siren, then over his speaker he says 'will the man on the bike please pull over immediately'
and oh shit oh shit oh shit either i take a ticket i can't afford to pay or risk a felony
risk a felony obviously
don't look behind me or acknowledge him, fucking book it
turn onto a high traffic four lane road and head towards the nearest intersection
i can shoot through traffic, he has to siren and wait to pass
make it through two major intersections somehow not causing any accidents or dying
he can still see me
grab onto a car and skitch to the next intersection
make a right at speed but then slow way down and duck into a garage for a second
watch him drive by, head the opposite direction, a couple of cagers yell at me that the police officer was chasing me and i'm a bad person or whatever
hide again, take off my helmet and sweatshirt and put them in my backpack, wait for a bit
finish the rest of my ride and head home
>Have ridden cindercone, and loved it.
Heh that nice to know, so there is cindercone lovers.
>Have never even seen a Sex Too IRL. How is it?
Yeah, it's my brother's bike. He said it's just what the name says: Feels great like sex too.
The bike feels dated. Because the previous owner kept it well conditioned under 10 rides, but he messed up the front wheelset and the fork also. Got them replaced ASAP. The fork now is a 2004 fox talas rlc.
Otherwise is just as great any full-suspended bike at the time.
sounds like you could benefit from a 650B conversion, assuming your frame can fit compatible caliper brakes. You can look for a "low-trail" fork, but be aware that it'll most likely be CromeMoly.
a canadian special, brodie built some of the best custom mountain bikes out there, and now runs a class for frame welding. This has brodie's companys design, but was manufactured in a factury, probably taiwan. Rides like a dream, very like my surly cross check, I bet it's even closer to a surly lht, i got the trekking bars because the brake shifting is way cheaper, didnt want to buy sti levers, but will most likely in the future if i get tired of these suckers. Used white tape cause it was free haha
Had it for a couple months now. No complaints. Then again I did pay nothing for it.
Brought it inside because no space in garage and because my MTB is winter bike
Fine, here's more darkbike.
Not drivetrain cause I was taking a pic of my muddy drop for my wife
Going to post a few, prepare for shitty pictures.
Here's my crit bike for next season.
Race bike and best bike set up for state TT championship practice.
'92/ '93 Bridgestone RB-1
Full Shimano 600 Ultegra
Most recent addition to my commuting machine are the TRP aero levers. Mind the tall ass stem.
w2c front racks like these, also would they work with a normal rim brake front?
sweet looking frame, not og paint though? too bad about the rest..
you should flip the stem, its already has a tall headtube for comfortable reach.
2big4u, lol such a small frame and the saddle is lower than the stem
w2c that exact front rack pls
damn sexy frame, sorry about the rest
looks alright, saddle doesnt look to ocmfortable
your saddle game is bad. the shogun headtube looks wierd. Bianchi should have a silver stem, black one looks bad
nice, why no quill stem?
cool frame, really nice form on the handlebar
felts are really nice, too bad for crap pic
sweet, like the fork but not the stem.
cool, fix your saddle angle
nice frame, sorry its to big for you
/n/ hall of fame, best bike honest
like the saddle
Lotus +100 cool points
nah, the original was this sparkly blue color that I was fed up with even before I bought it, never bought new decals for it because I planned on (and just got done) covering it with stickers anyway
Thanks though, I love triple triangle frames, next purchase is probably going to be something with a pursuit top tube that I might actually keep looking decent, but that's money I don't have
Can you even have a front rack with shocks? Can totally see having a suspension touring bike on S. American roads, but fenders and lights might be good too. That tour would be way too much for me on a motorcycle!
Loving the rat look, but ya Al forks are for track only. And Henry: fuck that dude!
Wow, clean! Doubt it was like that when it left the factory. Did you switch from canties to V-brake? Take off that spacer. Mine (>>903651) is lucky if it gets the hose. It has Alfine 8 with downgrade to twistgrip. /n/ hates them, but I like it better with a hub in the city.
Superior pic, superior bike. Appreciate matching cages, too bad the one has no lugs. What are those red things on back of saddle? 9/10
Crap pic, frikkies not working for me. Gift ribbon: no thanks, would not steal/10
Nice! Fenders might have kept that drop cleaner, but perhaps it's not that sort of bike. Round beam flashlight stuck on the bars and pointed down is not as classy as a real cut-off light. Would ride/10
Is there a bike in this picture?
>>904121 - >>904128
So jelly: I'm not even worthy to rate them! Black and chrome TT especially classy, like something in a museum.
>>904131: Lol. >>904175: No lol for you.
>>904195 - >>904199
All pretty much of a muchness. How many OTS do you really need? Pink cable housings on 4/5 not working, plain white would be better. 2/5 looks like it could replace your whole fleet.
Not that guy, but yes. They are the only real bike lights: throw out just enough light in all the right places whenever you need it. Recharging a flashlight overnight and strapping it to your handlebar is just kinda weak in comparison.
>w2c front racks like these, also would they work with a normal rim brake front?
Just about anywhere, and yes. Big rack on the rando is a VO Porteur rack, the rack on the rat is some cheapo random one I got used and ziptied a basket to.
>Wow, clean! Doubt it was like that when it left the factory. Did you switch from canties to V-brake? Take off that spacer.
I did switch to the mini-Vs, the cantis that were on it absolutely sucked so I made the switch.
I'll take it off eventually. If I recall there was some form of retention that wouldn't allow it to come off. I was pretty pissed at the time and said fuck it.
Whelp here she is again. Only thing new is the Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals, which I'm loving.
When it was repainted I had the name changed from Atlantis to Killdozer. The rack is Tubus, and it has the attachment for an Ortlieb trunkbag. The ziptie helps keep the shape better than other options.
my thighs rub a little on one side if its too off center, but mostly I don't feel it and its easy to get on/off
Work bike with homemade porteur rack made entirely out of salvaged trash. It was straight/sturdy but I got clipped by a car (they changed lanes into the two way bike lane i was in, head on) so it's a little wonky now. I broke down and just ordered and Origin8 Classique Cargo
Annnddd, here's my stock-except-the-wheels fred sled.
Ti folding bike. I had originally contacted the designer of this bike and asked if he could make a ti version. He informed me that he didn't have the setup for Ti fab, but he gave me permission to have the design produced elsewhere in Titanium. Pic related is the result. 6.5kg of super nimble fun.
This piece of shit is the only thing I have in working order. I have a mental illness that makes me buy stupid old bikes, take them apart, reassemble, then take apart again and store in my basement like body parts in a serial killer's freezer.
it happens/has happened, I knew that when I was going into it and was never planning on keeping this bike 1000% perfect anyway because I think that's retarded, I'll clean the important shit, keep the chain lubed, and be done with it unless I get a wild hair up my ass
>1x gearing on a commuter road bike
>rack tilted backwards
>metal toe clips with no straps
>claims to have basement full of other bikes and parts
>only thing I have in working order
I'm torn between wanting to berate you and wanting to come over and help you get your life back in order.
I am losing my mind senpai. I know how the bike is supposed to be I just.... I don't know. I will fix saddle angle
Rack has to be like that to prevent heel strike
I can fully bars for hoods angle but I think they were installed in the wrong place
Rack will come off when a have a better bike for it
Oh god help me
I'm assuming that's a round-beam rechargeable flashlight, pointed way down to avoid dazzling oncomers. That works, but not as well as a cut-off light with a beam shape that puts light right where you need it.
Did I do okay senpai desu pham ?
Ah, I understand. It's a rechargeable flashlight, but it's only pointed down because that's where it ended up before I went on my ride. The sun hadnt set when I took that pic.
I googled what you were talking about and I'm definitely interested in a proper cutoff light, but it sounds like that's not terribly common in the states. If I had more money to throw at a new light, or if blinding people were a more common problem for me, I'd replace it. I originally purchased it for mountain biking at night, but when riding the local paved trails at night, I rarely encounter people. Definitely something I'll be more mindful of though, thanks for the feedback.
I have ridden this set up for four hours no problem.
I have very long limbs and a short torso. It makes fit hard. The best I can figure is a zero setback post, 58 cm to tube... And a seat post level of a 64cm bike
These bars are too low though. I'm gonna replace the fork so I get more stack height a
Cheers man, that's always the goal.
Handling is quite alright. Unloaded it handles quick and nimble like most bikes. With some stuff in the basket the steering is dampened slightly, but not enough for it to be a handful while riding.
It's a blast to bomb around town on.
I am not entirely sure why the original owner didn't have a quill stem on it. I got the bike toward the end of this last season for 4 bills, so I haven't changed much yet.
Ty sir. The red things on the rear and bottom of the seat are reflectors. Interesting feature, I thought. Rather much love that bike. And yeah, I am bummed there's no bosses for the second one either, was considering taking that one off since I don't use it too much.
Pardon the fucked up bar tape on the left side btw, lost my endcap somehow. Replacing bar tape this spring. Also got a less-contrasty/nicer water bottle.
Considering dropping a newer Campagnolo groupset and a new wheelset on the frame. Any recommendations, or do yawls think it would be best kept stock?
What do you think of disc brakes with traditional QR axles? Do you experience any brake rub on the rotor? Is it hard to align properly when you reinsert wheel after removal?
I looking at buying a new road bike, and disc brakes just makes a lot of sense to me, especially in combination with Thru axles. TA's are just still quite rare on bikes in my price range.
what a terrifying bar angle/hood placement. please fix
maybe like dis?
like offroading trails or anything? not at the moment. It used ot be set up for rougher terrain but it's (obviously) become more of a dedicated commuter. I also use it to try out different setups and stuff, which is why the fit looks so wacky and it's only got a single chainring, but i've managed to pretty much fine tune it into something i can ride for hours at a time with little to no discomfort at all. The only thing i need to change about it now is just getting a suspension corrected fork because the one on there is pretty much shot. It was fairly long into it's life when i got it anyways
Non drive side to trigger you. Ziploc also to trigger you.
Didn't realize this thread was still up so I posted in the newish one but whatever
Is that fork an XC28/XC30?
Here's my winter beater bike for the 2015-16 season. I dislike the frame but it will work until March, the wacky cockpit setup actually works quite well, and I'm riding studded tires for the first time, they work as advertised but are overkill for average winter conditions where I live.
I know we've seen this before but it's still cool, did you get front brakes yet?
You dislike that frame? I personally think Panasonic frames are beautiful
>did you get front brakes yet?
Well I've had the brakes but I need to get a hanger that attaches to the headset to actually put them on. The hanger's cheap, it's just that I always forget and remember when it's too late.
Thinking about it from that perspective, I suppose if it didn't have mismatching wheels (that rear one's set is ~$700 or so new apparently) and a double-sided power meter you COULD push the retail value of a bike like that to $4000.
VO Pass Hunter rack w/ random basket.
40:20 for a breezy 2:1 ratio.
It's a little piece of everything.
Frame/wheel set are from the Nashbar SSCX, and really the only stock bits left. 50mm SKS Chromoplastics, Deda RHM-01 bars, TRP RRL levers, TRP CX9 mini-Vs, SRAM S300 cranks, Raceface N/W ring, Specialized Fatboy tires. Basically a complete overhaul.
Graecross used to be an Australian brand. The frame is actually a mountain bike frame and one of the last bikes they made. It's steel and bloody heavy but it's indestructible and feels so good to ride. Those suntour shifters are going as soon as I can afford some half decent bar end shifters.
I set it up so that it felt similar to my road bikes, and it worked very well for the 20 miles (10 each way) I rode following the same route I would use.
I only have to replace the front brake cable and housing if I ever need to bring the handlebars up, so it's no biggie.