Do you use gloves when riding a bicycle?
Every time, the real faggy fingerless kind.
Truth be told, I do it because I think they're fucking cool, but it comes in real handy for wiping snot away, for keeping my hands clean if I need to fiddle with something, and in the ever-so-rare chance of falling, I won't have skinned palms which are fucking horrible.
design your own unorthodox vehicle in ms paint!
the more unorthodox the better! we must shake the foundation of design to ascend to greatness. We must escape our local maxima!
Just got back from a leisurely 15mile ride to the mall. On the way back, I was minding my own business in the right lane of a four-lane road where there was very little traffic out. This was in a residential area and not any kind of highway, the speed limit was only 25. All of a sudden I hear some honking from behind, and an SUV swerves around me just feet from my rear tire with some obese woman in the passenger seat shrieking at the top of her lungs. They stopped at the stoplight about 10 feet ahead, and I stopped next to her.
>"Are you talking to me?"
>PAY ATTENTION YOU LITTLE KID, YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
>"I know I'm in the middle of the road, I have the legal right to ride here. You're the one who has to pay attention"
>I CAN'T WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO HIT YOU SO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGES
>"I wish you had hit me so you could explain that to the police"
>YOU'RE NOT EVEN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE OVER THERE (pointing to the left side of the street, i.e. riding against traffic) SO CARS CAN SEE YOU
>"That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard"
>YOU'RE A LITTLE KID, YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING
That's a bit paraphrased, but it's not exaggerated. And yes, she really did call me a "little kid" multiple times, even though I'm 23 and have a beard. What causes people in cars to be so stupid? Anyone else care to share a road rage story?
Regularly someone yells obscenity loud out window as they drive past. It's like 4chan that way, but slightly less anonymous and slightly tighter on time constraint.
so angry to be in cage I spose
>Going for ride after work today
>Riding on fairly busy road, on the way to empty road through a state park
>Hit long line of stopped cars, drawbridge is open
>Sit and wait
>Wait some more
>Ride the next half mileish with the speed of traffic(only like 20mph) until I turn off
>Motorist in convertible passes with plenty of room
>Says "Nice job" and gives thumbs up as he passes
>See like 3 more cars over the next 20 miles
So, there's a chance that if you use youtube fairly regularly the arcane depths of their recommendation system will have given you this video (https://youtu.be/JN4ATDfCYmo).
Do any anons here have more like this?
In the meantime, I'll post some aesthetics of my own
The failed SPSF (Southern Pacific-Sante Fe or "Shouldn't Paint So Fast") merger in the mid-1980s had a very 80s paint scheme. It was nicknamed Kodachrome.
Hey /n/ can you recommend some decent cycling shorts that wont give me swamp ass for hours.
Go to the Voler site, it's not Assos or Rapha or anything, but pro teams get their shit there and I've been wearing it for years and it's not bad at all, and not hideously expensive. Just be sure to get bib shorts and not just shorts, they're better.
Sup guys, im a pretty poor student studying medical engineering and finally scrapped together 150 bucks to buy an old road bike (pic related)
Turns out it was a pretty shit deal
A few days into riding it the saddle holder thing broke, had to buy a new one.
Now the left pedal thread seems broken, the pedal just fell off in the middle of the road. As i have a crank arm of 172.5mm length i couldnt find a single left arm to buy cheap and the oldschool crank sets are 50+ bucks
Well, long story short, i ordered a singlespeed steel front crank set thing for like 8 bucks and i was pretty happy but now i found out its for 1/8" chains and i have a 3/32" one.
Im really sad cause no one will buy the bike now unless i repair it, which costs money, which i dont really have much of. Hope you guys can help me, im pretty frustrated now
Whats the cheapest way to turn it into a singlespeed now? Do i need an 1/8" crankset for the back?
What goes on in the mind of people when they take a picture like that? Don't they realize you can't see shit?
In any case you should just return the crankset you bought, go to your local bike co-op or any workshop really, and ask if they have a spare 172.5mm left crankarm laying around somewhere
If these bycicles are so much faster and comfortable why people dont use them?
I have neglected my bike for a good year before I restored it to good condition with new tires and all that stuff.
I am on holiday right now so I had to borrow a friend's old bike (old crappy thing for retired people) to get some food and noticed how it felt easier to ride than my road bike.
Mayor differences: Mine has a hub dynamo and old breaks.
Do you have running brakes?
Are your tyres pumped up enough?
Did you make sure your bottom Bracket turns smoothly without lateral play?
Are the wheel hubs turning smooth enough like the bottom bracket?
Hub dynamos slow your bike slightly, but not noticeably.
> Do you have running brakes?
Never even heard of those, no.
> Are your tyres pumped up enough?
I pump them regularly, but the vent on the back wheel has a different format for which I dont have an adapter so that one is a tiny bit flat maybe.
> Did you make sure your bottom Bracket turns smoothly without lateral play?
I had to look up what that means, I haven't. I will get onto that.
> Are the wheel hubs turning smooth enough like the bottom bracket?
1. Please learn the difference between the word 'breaks' and 'brakes'. It's annoying as fuck.
2. Hub dynamo, even if the headlight is on, is only 6 watts. Even if you're weak as a kitten you won't notice the difference.
3. Unless your brakes are adjusted too tight and are rubbing, or your wheel(s) are out of true and therefore the brakes are rubbing, your brakes shouldn't make any difference whatsoever.
4. You say you 'restored' your bike after neglecting it. You sure you did it right? Does everything spin freely? Take it to a shop and have a professional check it out. If you, say, left it out in the rain all the time, or rode through puddles, or otherwise grossly abused it and didn't even understand how or what you allowed to be damaged, it could be totally fucked and you might not know the difference.
5. Is your bike adjusted/fitted properly to you, or did you just do the typical 'make the seat high enough' and thought that was good enough? If it's grossly misadjusted for you then you could be wasting all sorts of effort trying to ride it, effort that never makes it to the back wheel.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit opened last Friday. I was there and got a few pics (this is the only one on my phone). For the first time in sixty years, the North Bay has rail service.
Next up is rebuilding the connection to the Larkspur ferry terminal, then up to Cloverdale and (one day) up the Eel River to Eureka.
>he doesn't commute on a 3 speed IGH bike.
I'll be waiting here for your excuses to need "30 plus" gears.
I could probably live with 3 gears but they'd need massive jumps in between, 11 gets me the range I need.