Hybrids are okay edition
>I fucking love that frame
See a doctor, please.
That's the 2nd most awful color for bicycles OF ALL TIME. It would beat out fluoro/hunter orange for first place if it wasn't for the speckle paint job, which marks it as part of a (blessedly) short-lived fad where suggestible people where gulled into believing that "visibility" was synonymous with "makes me want to vomit."
I've seen better pics of this person.
Fixed or singlespeed? Really neat bike either way.
I spy a new project, is that white frame anything special?
looking for a new wheelset, considering Chinese carbon...
> he doesn't know its an internet bicycle
Mine is a work in progress. Awaiting replacement fork, some of you guys might have seen it in bqg.
My dad has the same frame. I've ridden in a bunch. Sweet bike.
>not riding your baiku in -22°c for +20km in snow just to get cheap beer
>is that white frame anything special?
Not really, just some old Bianchi frame with Italian BB threading, hence why it's been sitting there for quite a while. I have an almost complete Golden Arrow groupset so I guess I'll slap that on it and beat it around.
Just bought my first roadbike for $350. A 1993 Diamondback Prevail TG. Rides way better than a lot of the bikes I tried in comparable price ranges. And it's a steel frame, and 22 years old.
Only issue is, the saddle is fucking uncomfortable as fuck.
Ti rides similar to my old steel frame but without a quarter of the weight. The pallet functions as a shoe rack and works about as well as you would expect (roommates idea)
"internet bike" you say that like its a bad thing my buddies moots was twice the price, whats the deal with the stickers tho? are they reflective?
nice frame, now dump an assload into an awesome saddle
Thanks. I use rear panniers up front for camping and groceries so anything heavy will end up just above the hub. I find having low riding racks means you can't lean into corners as well and occasionally hit high verges.
I put in work.
Fucking rear tire blew out on me last night on my bike ride home from work. Fucking winter and these fucking new potholes.
That's my Ti bike and people like to give me shit for buying an internet bike saying they are usually POS's. They are not, just covering the decals to see if it looks better. Not too sure if I want them on.
A bike bought from someplace like Bike's Direct. Despite being made from the same components in the same factories with the same groupsets people like to shit on them because "LOL, you paid lesss for your biek than me."
>source: proud owner of several internet bikes.
Not the same components, and the frames are usually not great. Lots of cut corners. A BD Ultegra bike is usually not equivalent to a name brand Ultegra bike. It's still a good deal, but you shouldn't fool yourself thinking it's the same.
You don't need to spend an "assload" what you do need to do is determine what kind of riding you do, then get fitted for a saddle or fit yourself to the best of your abilities. Determine the width of your sit bones and buy a saddle that is intended for the application of your riding and for the physiology of your bottom.
A good saddle will run you close to $100. A decent saddle about half that. Anything below that and you're venturing into dangerous territory. Especially if you're riding for long, extended periods of time.
The winter machine is doing well :)
de badging is really easy if you wanna go that route
That's not shitting, that's facing the truth.
>Keep telling yourself that. The Kinesis factory where my bikes were built is the same factory that builds brand frames such as Felt, Trek, Kona, etc...
First of all, that's not true. Trek's current subcontractor is Giant. Kinesis is just one of Kona's suppliers, they don't make every Kona frame. Second of all, every factory is more than capable of making several different qualities of bicycle frames. Just because Kinesis makes a super ultra hydroformed frame for someone doesn't mean their straight gauge econo-frame is the same quality. And that still doesn't account for for the fact that BD on average cuts more corners with component specs. You guys are like the idiots who think their aliexpress frames are 100% as good of the real thing, instead of just accepting that it might be a bit inferior, but you also saved a lot of money. Instead, you have to try to convince yourself, it is exactly as good in every way.
Bike Friday Pocket Rocket. The 17 year old 105 gruppo still shifts flawlessly and the sachs 3 x 7 hub is awesome but i'm getting ready to overhaul and bring this excellent machine into the 21st century. any suggestions for components?
4°F with a windchill of about - 20°F right now.
High of 11°F tomorrow and I've gotta ride to work from noon to nine. I'm gonna be layered up for sure.
Thanks for the compliment, mate.
That's one of the major points for me riding through the winter. It's like me bitch-slapping mother nature. While everyone else is bundled up in six parkas and complaining about their walk from the car to their house, I'm out putting in miles in it.
I don't like to do training or anything in this weather, but getting to and from work, the store, coffee shops, whatever, makes me feel a little bit better than other people and especially the other cyclist in town who forgo a bicycle in favor of a car for this time of year.
If your fingertips are numb after 15 minutes you need to get better gloves. I always layer mine up. I use a pair of under-armour second skin gloves as a base layer, then I throw a pair of really thick and insulated hunters gloves over top of those. My hands stay toasty for dayyyyys, son.
It's my feet that get it the worst. I've found that buying wool socks from the hunting section work the best. Actually, a lot of my cold weather gear is adopted from hunting gear because they're usually about mobility and warmth.
my prevail tg is just a couple years older than yours. it's one of the best bikes i've ever ridden. enjoy
My MTB. Been riding a way too small frame for a couple of months and now I've finally bought a fitting L size frame.
My commuter. At this point there are only few stock parts left. I love it, it's a bike with a soul. Many will argue that it needs drop bars, but upgrading to drops will probably cost more than the bike is worth.
this happened right after Hiro took over, you're just now noticing this? you thought everyone started saying "senpai" on non-weeb boards overnight because it was cool?
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desu t b h
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posting my internet fat bike
shit on me for not buying a surly or whatever
Probably a good starter fat bike... depending on your body size, I believe shorter stems handle better for any descending or technical riding. Also make sure you have enough seat post inserted in the frame still to prevent breaking your seat tube.... looks like it's really far out.
Save up for a pair of Surly Nate 120tpi tires (worth it over the low tpi for suppleness which provides much more grip especially at low temps), you'll easily get 5x more traction and control over the Missions which are arguably one of the worst fat bike tires out there for control, especially in snow. I'm sure they roll fast though.
My Soma continues to evolve, I decided to switch it to Shimergo.
Beautiful bike, beautiful scenery. Where did your tour take you?
My half-fatty. mid-fat (2.8) rear.
This thing absolutely rips in the snow... able to track stand on steep snowy slopes and ride things never before possible in the winter. Rear-fat only really helps for climbing, so I don't crave it as I like the standard Q-factor and supreme snow control I have already, nice getting low low over the rear on steeps, which would be quite higher with to a full fat rear. Kinda miss the lowness of my 24" rear I used on my BFe before, but much longer tire contact patch with larger diameter wheel, which helps greatly
The roll-over capability on my Vee 5.05" is insane... over 31" diameter.
That's pretty, dude. My tour is ongoing I started in alabama, then rode to northern tenessee. From there I crossed the Appalachians into NC. Then to the coast and down the outer banks. I continued following the coast to Miami Florida. I then hitched up to St. Augustine. From there I road across Florida and up to Jackson Mississippi. I'm staying for the winter and working. From here its out to California and back.
seatpost is fine, 1-2 cm above the line, well below bottom weld
60mm stem & 700mm bars on the way (cheap truvativ stuff, better than whats on there i figure)
was thinking pink on one floaters
Just past Fontana dam heading east
Been trying to ride as much as I can but I'm always racing against the sunset. Swapped out studs for volume and liking is much better, so far. Drivetrain got an overhaul last month and swapped some North Shore Lizard Skin grips onto the cockpit.
Joyce Kilmer is probably the most beautiful place I've been. The ridgeline up to Stratton Bald is like another world.
You didn't actually ride the tail of the dragon with all those riced Miatas and motorbikes, did you?
really sweet bike and build, too. good colorways and a pretty penny in Ortliebs, too. are there really no bottlecage mounts on the frame or you just prefer to rig them as shown?
>oh my sides
>says got fat bike
Did you really invest money on a fucking shitty taiwan cheap aluminum Gravity?
Those bikes are so terrible, they always have problems.
Should of went with a surly or got a custom frame you cheap faggot
Don't be upset when you're trail riding and your bike falls apart.
>slam the stem
should he flip the bars too anon ?
Recently started cycling for the first time since I was a kid. Bought this cheap mountain bike as a way to ease into it.
Really loving the fact that I actually enjoy a form of exercise, have started exploring more of Belfast due to it providing an easy mode of transport to explore with.
Longer stem would fix your issue. If you look at flat bar road bikes, I bet you'll notice the top tube is a couple cm longer. When you put risers on a road geo meant for drop bars and hoods, you have to compensate for it with a longer stem.
>Steering too slow
Thats not a mountain bike.
Used to race this, but decided it needed a gentle retirement.
Not him, but those are frame rub protectors, not seals. Your shifter cable in the front is stupid long, but you could put it on so there's a bumper between the cable and the fork, although normally it protects head tube paint. If you didn't zip the back cable, you could have also put one there so it doesn't rub off chainstay paint.
Just finished rebuilding & cleaning her
Really distraught rn to be honest
I found a fairly severe tire rub gouge on the non-drive chainstay (looks a little over a milimeter at its deepest.) I love this bike so much and I've put so much work into it, if it cracks I don't know what the fuck I'll do
Michelin Dynamic Classics, and thanks! The Michelin's are a great value ($30 CAD for the set on chain reaction) but after 3000km i'm flatting like a mad cunt. Wanna do some touring so I'm gonna splurge on some Panaracer Pasela PT's soon.
Love your Soma, those hammered fenders would look great on my Cannondale.
personally I like the ones you have. your frame and trim is so low key, I like the matching fenders. I like chrome fenders as a classic look on some bikes, but I've always thought the hammered ones look god-awful. guess I'm weird, but I never understood the appeal of such a busy pattern.
Other anon beat me to it - your Cannondale looks good with those fenders. You could use silver plastic fenders if you wanted something flashier (would match the 'dale decal and your matte grey parts), but polished alu fenders, which are distinctively old-fashioned, would look out of place on a bike with oversized tubing.
yeah I suppose. I was stoked when I got the ones I have on, but plastic gets beaten up and ends up looking like shit
they have silver trim that's made of foil and it's starting to flake off and shit. Idk, I kinda really like the rando look those hammered fenders have, but at the same time it's a lil retrogrouchy and yeah it might clash with the bike a bit. Shame cause I'd love to have a frame pump as well, for practical purposes more than anything, but they only really work when the top tube is the same diameter
I hope my bike doesn't die
You can probably get away with rotating that lock so that it points backwards, and then you'll have room for a 2nd bottle cage. There's a sweet spot where you can get the lock so that it doesn't hit your leg while pedaling. I'd post a pic, but the bike I have setup this way isn't here right now.
I've actually got a second cage mount under the downtube I use for long rides! Super handy
Check out Velomine. They've got some pretty decent wheel sets. Can probably get some Archetypes laced to Formulas for around $200.
And while you're at it, toss like 50 bucks at a set of straps. Brakeless fixed with _no_ foot retention is pretty fucking dumb.
It wasn't seeing any dirt so I put some Black Floyd tires 26x3.8 on it, I love it so much
2013 Marin skytrail. This thing has been through multiple blizzards, god I love this bike.
East coast reporting in desu~
Took my cheap as shit SHIMANO EQUIPPED(TM) mountain bike off the path today to try it out for a long ride around the Lagan Towpath in Belfast.
!!! that's quite nice! i've been meaning to put like 10s record or chorus or something on my cx bike and mate it to like an XTR rear or something. in racing on old 7s suntour bar ends (with crap ass indexing) you might as well be racing single speed
that factory five chainring puts it all together, hot diggity
where's your foot retention?
muh race bike (omg the iso noise but w/e the sun looked great)
tarck bike! w/ bullmoose mtb risers on it (i've got separate stems with drops, upside down moustache cruiser bars, etc) because it's obscene, really comfortable and you get so much control, it's so much fun
My father wanted to get into cycling. So I bought him this. A steal at 100.
>A literal steal I'd say
Nah, came from a well known vendor who fixed it up. If it was stolen, frankly there would be so many degrees of separation, I don't think I would bear much responsibility.
dirt cheap beater/commuter and the first bike I ever built up.
Took her for a long ride in the rain, I love cycling in the rain for the refreshing effect rain has, but I dont think many cyclists share that with me. One downside is the mud getting all over the bike and myself. The chain started making noises towards the end
dirty ratty pos gaspipe 10 speed convo.
nothing wrong w dat
Put some slicks on my new cross bike because i'm poor
My daily. Just replaced the Crank arms and BB.
Custom vinyl wrap .
damn, maybe on one of these warmer days I should go try and ride lookout... I will have to start much closer than normal. I did 30miles on saturday and I was feeling it after 25. Lookout from my normal spot is round 60ish round trip and I'm just not up to it right now.
I printed out a design onto some vinyl with the idea i'd measure and wrap it all origami like- but
I realized that would have been impossible 5% of the way through. Luckly i had a design that was kinda like Camo, so i could layer and patch it on. In hindsight, I would have sprung for UV resistant vinyl at an extra cost. I like how it looks all warn over time, and adds protection to salt corrosion .I had to take the whole thing apart- but it's been on there for 4 years now. The lines of red and black i did with electric tape to add a color scheme
Neato. But how exactly did you do it?
Is there something I should google to learn how to do this?
I'm looking through different forums and am not finding much, but I'm sure I'm just missing something.
I cut it into pieces, and slapped it on. Pretty basic.
You're really not providing me with much information.
What did you buy?
What kind of vinyl?
Is there a specific kit to get?
What sort of printer?
Give me a link or something to google, man.
They've been pretty fair to me! I don't really have mileage figures (and the track Bianchi is a new build), but I still have a 25c Pasela PT on my work bike and it's been going pretty strong for the past ~2ish months when I was riding that bike pretty heavily. I had a 28c Soma Xpress (basically a white sidewall Pasela) that lasted about a month-ish, but to be fair I was really beating on it. (December saw less delivery shifts on the 25c due to finals/CX season) YMMV lifespan-wise, but they're a great alternative to Vittoria Randonneurs if you can get them at cost/EP. The only real complaints I have are that the compound isn't quite as grippy for wet stuff and it ain't the most inspiring tire for cornering, but 66tpi will do that. But the current set I'm running on the Bianchi have been standing up to shenanigans and Ted Shred skid nonsense with little complaint so far.
pic semi-related; I think I've posted my steel roadie before but here's that same outdated pic again! Paselas are more sensible on this bike for what it does, but I'd love to put some Vittoria Open Corsas on and get buck on this thing.
purple ano baby!!!!! it's still hot
what were you in your past life
upside down risers?? fuck it bro i'm down
what.. what saddle is that
>fucking ahead adapter
>that birfter alignment
>poorly done wrapjob
>that short cablehousing in the front
>that cablehousing at the rear derailleur
>that front derailleur cable
>ultegra crankset & derailleur
there is so much wrong with this bike, but, if it pleases you then keep riding it
Aside from most of your points, I'm pretty sure his brifters are angled properly, they just look somewhat off set because of the image's angle.
Also the cable housing at the rear derailleur looks like a pretty normal length.
I'm not sure how well Campy brifters would work on Ultegra, though. But I certainly haven't had the opportunity to try.
My new Pure Fix Juliet. It's single speed though with front brake.
say what you will about pure fix, but they do the trick for a new basic single speed. their premium line is only a couple bills more expensive but better frames and way better wheelset. good bike for newbies who dont wanna drop a grand or deal with retrofitting a beat up bike boomer. plus having a warranty.
oh wait, im on /n/. lol purefix sux bro.
I'm running Grow-tac Equal Pulleys on my roadies to get 10s Ultrashift Centaur to work with 10s Shimano drivelines for the following reasons:
- Pit wheels (at least for my team) are (mostly) 10s Shimano
- Sick cassette dumps
- Campy wheels are expensive and Shimano stuff has greater range/versatility (CX bike will have Shimergo 2x8 via Chorus 10s with an XTR rear mech soon for an upcoming gravel grinder)
- It's funny
As for the stem, the initial plan was to put a Nitto Jag on it, but decided a converter with a flipped riser for tarck-y angle would suffice! (The reach figures are more or less quite similar between the road Bianchi and my crit bike, with the exception of the Bianchi having a slightly more aggressive fit but I'm pretty accommodating so it's whatever) Plus I get to put a doughnut top cap on it.
I feel like I'm shitting up this thread enough already, but in this thread ( >>916978) I posted up an old pic of my MTB (when the bullmoose bars were on that bike) and here's an old one of my CX bike when it was in commuter mode. Sorry if the pics are a little blurry, was testing out this broken lens I had. CDale handlebar snack bag is so good. Maybe I'll take a horrible family photo one day
o!!! thank you!!!!
What is that Liquigas green-flavored crankset? Sooo sick
Bullhorns on a beater commuter MTB? I dig it!!
>Grow-tac Equal Pulleys
I was not aware of these, thank you for bringing them to my attention anon. I've put Jtek shiftmates on other people's bikes before and don't like how they pinch and twist the cable (seems like would create point for cable failure), swapping out the shifter internals is a much better solution.
All your Bianchi's are beautiful - mine wishes it could be Celeste.
The orientation of the stops doesn't matter on this frame because the cable guides are brazed on above the BB (same style as this pic).
My Gazelle roadster for the occasional relaxed tour in fine weather.
My old bottecchia something 10 speed that I just cleaned up along with a new seat and bar tape.
I Ride BMX
Most 26" and 24" bikes in my area (Texas) get treated fairly well, as opposed to most BMX riders who have to deal with faggots missing a "Yield" sign or trying to pass a stop sign or red light while we cross
Cars kinda suck, but I've noticed bikes help maneuver around to your destination more fluently.
Wow, a pair of these (one like yours and it's step-through variant) came through our co-op a few months back; the hubs were totally shot and the frames were more or less missing quite a few important bits, so we mostly ended up scrapping them I believe. (I think they're part of a tall bike project now?) It's a shame, yours looks super nice!!!!
They're a lot more elegant for sure. I think my roadie was initially this lime green color at first; the guy that owned it before I did resprayed it celeste though. If you ever feel like repainting yours, that could be a fun project what with some of the lugs being pantographed and all. She's still pretty regardless though!!
Isn't it obvious Anon?
Just finished upgrading.She's got a Shimano 600ex arabesque partial group. Dia comp center pulls. Brooks cambium saddle. Nitto moustache bars. Think it weighs 28-30lbs. Solid ride.
Got a new bike 2day. 6$. Could not resist. Glass frame
>Still in the process of fitting
"in the process," huh? Looks more like pic related.
From a small ride last year, gained about 300ft
Looks like you upgraded the wheels. I had to send my threshold a3 in for warranty replacement due to a faulty bottom bracket. The threading was stripped. They took nearly 3 months to get back to me and when they finally did, they gave me a threshold a3 frame with a carbon thru axle fork and the wtb front wheel to go with it. I should have just bought an A1 to begin with. The hi-vis yellow looks bomb.
Whoops. I meant to say they gave me an entire threshold a1 frame. The handling or steering definitely felt more precise with the thru axle. Can't tell if the carbon fork is taking any more buzz off seeing as how the wheels are so plush and I haven't been on an alloy fork for a while. My club rides are usually on an all carbon road bike. Currently set up for commuting. I'm getting proper mudguards or fenders soon. I used to have a rear rack on my a3, but I took it off and decided it looked and handled better with less shit on the bike. Now I just wear a chrome cargo barrage backpack.
105 fd, crankarm, shifters
mavik/ shimano wheels
schwabel marathons tryes
avid shorty brakes
raceface atlas petals.
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Glad you're still around m8 ur centurion came out good !
My njs watanabe.