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/PYBT/ post your bike thread

rides like a tank edition
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>>1101653
HOMIE YOUR BIKE IS LIKE 90% STEM
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>>1101655
yea senpai, looking at stems/adaptors as i type
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>that fender fitting
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>>1101678
it's as low as it goes, i thought of cutting the tops of the plastic thingies that keep the rods in place

then i realised the tyres touch the fenders when fully inflated so im thinking about removing them altogether
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I will go take a new pic for this thread, I guess.
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>>1101695

My commuter. Just changed it to 1x11.
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>>1101700
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>>1101690
Damn nice
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>>1101694
You're supposed to cut the metal rods down to size. The plastic is there for minimal final adjustments and so that you don't have exposed sharp ends.
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>>1101715
TIL
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>>1101725
Long time no see, TERKTEKRTKERKTERKEREKTEKREKTERKTKguy
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>>1101690
Fly
>>1101700
Like the green on there
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>>1101755
First road bike?
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>>1101761
BMC bro is new here. He needs clipless pedals
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>>1101755
get some real pedals and lower your stem and that's pretty fine
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>>1101761
Nope, been riding about 10 years.

I don't need clipless pedals I do alright.
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>>1101767
Pedals are pretty meme if he doesn't spin at really high cadences, and if he want to go aero, he can ride on the drops.
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New brake levers, bar tape, bottom bracket, left crankarm, rear derailleur
Gotta get around to cleaning these filthy skinwalls eventually
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>>1101769
You could always get decent platform pedals though, they do make a difference.
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>>1101792
Digging that EVA01 look
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>>1101794
where is this, it looks nice and cozy
>>1101795
what are some decent platform pedals? not that guy btw
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Here is my hardtail for touring and off-road.
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>>1101815
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jeez
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>>1101794
That shithole looks like Santiago de Chile. If so, WENA CONCHETUMARE, if not, please specify location.
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>>1101819
Upgrade, Dial up is dead.
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>>1101822
Doesn't how fast your internet connection is homie, 4chan has shitty upload speeds.
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>>1101819
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>>1101821
no te creo wn, mis raices reconocieron ese hoyo del demonio
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My beater, aaaand...
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>>1101826
...aaand my mtb.


>>1101825
Ajajaj tengo el medio ojo ctm, saludos from Valpo
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>>1101827
slds desde el hemisferio norte
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54lbs
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>>1101824

Was your point that an animated image could be made with a smaller file size than your photo?
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>>1101821
Sí, Santiago centro.
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Tange Champion 2 frameset exchanged for beer money. To be outfitted with Suntour Cyclone, probably. Honey brown bar tape and new brake hoods are incoming.

>inb4 "nose up your saddle"

I know.
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>>1101902
also

the tires are possibly the originals from '81 and are "cheng shin" branded lol. good grade-f circus meat tires
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My favorite bike
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>>1101904
>neon pink

I approve.
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>>1101904
2nd favorite bike in MTB trim...
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>>1101906
... and commuter trim
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>>1101826
Damn I love that bike.
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>>1101911
I was going to build my girlfriend a 46cm version of that bike. You like it?
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>>1101827
what place of valpo is on the pic?

salu3 desde limache
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>>1101928
La foto de la colorada es en viña, en los cerros que dan hacia el fundo cenizas (que está cerca de peñuelas), la foto de la otra cleta es cerca de caleta portales.
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>>1101929
Jesus fuck anon that goddamn long stem tube must rattle more than two skeletons fucking on a tin roof in a hailstorm.

Also align the tire logos over your valve stems and stop buying memeskins. but other than that nice bike.
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>>1101929
Hello fellow SRAMman. We are the opposite though, I have everything but a Red crankset. I'd love to own a Cannondale someday, they're geometry is just so hard for me to fit on- I'm 5'10, and they never offer a 52cm frame for some reason, and with their 'classic' geometry, the fit needs to be spot on.

Still getting the new to me bike dialed in- getting the steerer cut this week, putting on some new tires, and I'm trying to find a 110 mm stem to see how it feels.
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>>1101653
this is my bike
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>>1101938
Why would a long stem rattle?
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>>1101976
Don't cut the steerer, don't fall for the meme. You may need to move your stem one day and even if you don't you will destroy your resale value if you make that a meme mobile
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>>1101976
>doing the non-reversible thing before trying the reversible thing
wew
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>>1101979
is that a drift charm hanging from your seat?
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>>1101755
>>1101794
>>1101902
>>1101904
>>1101929
Bikefu potential 2bh.
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>>1101992
its a baywatch keychain thing from the new movie, haven't seen the new movie. But baywatch reminds me of Pamela Anderson, which reminds me of Limewire porn, which reminds me of my youth.
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Todays ride
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>>1101994
holy hell- that's a lot of hoops to jump through just to think of your childhood
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>>1102009
Are you on Mars?
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>>1102030
hhhnnnnggg nice
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>>1101833
it's like a 10 for looks and a 1 for rideability
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>>1102030
it looks great, but didn't they find out that the contact or the glue or something between the carbon and the metal deteriorates after so many years?
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>>1102061
just reglue it, don't be a bitch
incedentely my boss had a bike that used the same compisition that he abandoned after his glue did deteriorate that wound its way into our bike shop after 10 years.
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>>1102070
There was a 2 year period where the bonding was kinda iffy. My frame was after they fixed it, but yeah if the problem ever arises you can just epoxy it.
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/g/ fag here, more or less one year ago I saw this bike posted here and it's basically the most beautiful bike I've seen. Could someone please help me with as much specs as possible on this and more or less how much I'd spend in building something similar? Please faggots help me, I need to do this, public transportation makes me want to kill myself.
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>>1102061
Surface prep with some 3M AC-130, bond it back together with 3M DP-460, and it'll be good to go forever.
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>>1102088
oh, cool. sure is neat looking. did you just buy it or detail-clean it or what?
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>>1102089
that guy is still around, I think. he has several bikes he posts. I can't remember the spec but that's probably ~ $200US just for racks and fenders. A cheap set of fenders is like 50, and I doubt these are a cheap model. The racks look like Velo Orange to me, which is quality and priced that way.

As a whole, it's probably a fairly expensive bike but just sleeper mode since it's not a race-y look.

I agree, though. that's a totally slammin' ride.
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>>1102089
http://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler

Essentially the same bike minus the accessories and skinwall tires.
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>>1102089
Pretty sure that dude still posts here regularly. He's the guy with the stickerbombed bike, yeh?

The frame is a Raleigh of some sort, maybe a Tamland? Similar frames that come to mind would be the Soma Double Cross and All City Space Horse - both available in disc brake or rim brake versions.

Front and rear racks both look like the Velo Orange Constructeur racks.

Full build on that bike is probably somewhere in the $2K range, although it's hard to say for sure - no labels on the wheels, but given the rest of the bike, I'll bet they're not machine-built eBay specials. $200 for the racks alone, and I'll be those aren't cheap fenders. Brooks saddle, too.

You could build a similarly functional bike for perhaps $1200 if you bought cheaper racks instead of blingy chrome, forgo the Brooks seat, etc... A budget build on a nice frame can still be a really nice bike. It'll be more expensive if you really care about the looks.
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>>1102050
Volcanic Island ^^
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>>1102088
>clamping carbon tube in repair stand
come on, now.
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>>1101790
>Pedals are pretty meme if he doesn't spin at really high cadences
even if he wanted to stick with platforms instead of spd, he should get good platforms
the pedals that come with a bike are usually just $5 nylon shit to let you test ride it
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>>1102095
>>1102096
Thanks, the most important for me is the frame and the handlebar so could some of you confirm if it is the Straggler or the Raleigh? Also, could I buy this bike somewhere outside the US?
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>>1101804
>what are some decent platform pedals
for commuting/light road usage I like bmx style platforms more than mtb ones
the pins on mtb pedals are great for grip, but fuck up your shins and shit if you hit them
i've got some odessey pedals on my beer run bike that are pretty great
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>>1101833
i would ride the fuck out of that thing with 0 regrets
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>>1101904
i love that bike so much man, would make a 100/10 rig for fire roads
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>>1101902
that should clean up real nicely man, you gotta polish the fuck out of that fork
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>>1101911
classy ride man
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>>1102089
>I need to do this, public transportation makes me want to kill myself.
riding will make your life 10x better man, i guarantee it
if you like the commuter aesthetic, then want you is a frame like that
some shallow-ish, flared drops
nice, wide supple tires
and a good rack
there's 100 different bikes out there that are like that, and they're all dope in different ways
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>>1102102
It's the Raleigh, but the surly is quite similar.
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>>1102102
It could be neither to be quite honest, if the frame is the most important than look into a steel frame cyclcocross / gravel bikes.Where do you live?
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>>1102123
Third world south american shithole
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>>1101979
what's going on with those pistard decals? nice pupper
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>>1101700
I like the 1x11 idea for a commuter, I might have to try that
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>>1102102
It says Raleigh right on the frame dude.

Hard to say about the bars. They look shorter reach and drop, could be a Salsa Cowbell.

>>1102108
Thanks dude, I take this bike everywhere. It's a great fire road explorer, and pretty damn good on the road as well. See >>1101812
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>>1102143

Today was my first day with the new chainring, and it is amazing... I picked the perfect size for my ride style and environment.

It's funny, I originally bought the bike to make it an actual commuter (that I could quickly strip down for weekend fun) but I can't bring myself to fag it up. So far all I've done is remove gears and drop the stem. Looked at fenders, but felt ill. Now I just keep a change of clothes at work for rainy days.
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>>1102144
nice, that's a real good time for that much climbing
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>>1101938
it's 120 mm, it ain't thaaaat long, but it's the only way i can fit an agressive position with my weird body proportions.

I already have a pair of GP4000 sII ready to be used

>>1101976
what size is your bike? if you are still considering a 110 mm stem it means you are still fiddling with the fit, so don't sut the steerer.
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>>1102139
what about em mate?
thanks
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>>1102171
>VALVE STEM
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>>1102171
It's a small- The TCR has such compact geometry though, the seat tube has to be something ridiculous like 47cm or something. I'm about 5'9-5'10. What I am going to do is have the steerer cut to leave 10mm above where the stem is now so that I have some flexibility, but get rid of the absurd tower that I will never use.
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>>1102089
Search for touring bikes untill you find one you like and can afford, if you can buy used, do.
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In the spirit of OP, here's my red rigid MTB with slicks. AND A HUCKHUEG BASKET
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>>1101904
Those shifters are cool as shit
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>>1102180
I want a bike to commute to uni 17 km (~11 miles) everyday, not sure if I should go for touring or road bike.
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>>1102194
Yeah, they're interesting. I like 'em a lot, but they're not without compromises

Pros:
* No worrying about if your shifters and derailleurs will work together. It's friction shifting! Mix & match however you want, no issues getting MTB front derailleurs to index right on brifters. Covered in mud after climbing a fire road in the rain? Doesn't matter, still works.
* Way more convenient to use than downtube shifters
* more convenient than thumb shifters on the tops
* marginally more convenient to use than bar-end shifters and much easier cable routing.

Cons:
* They're conversions from cheap Tektro levers; hoods really aren't all that great. Small, too - I think the ones compatible with road brakes are conversions from the RL320, which is sized for kids???
* You can only shift from the hoods. Fine on a modern road bike where the primary position is riding on the hoods, but this bike is set up for descending fire roads and the bar heigh is set such that the primary position is the drops. The widely flared and swept bars make the hood position a little awkward anyway.
* Friction shifting means no lighting-fast shifts. You've gotta feel your way up and down the rings and across the cassette. Not a setup you'd want to road race with.

They work out great on this bike, but definitely not something I would recommend for all bikes.
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>>1102205
more improtanely, what's connected to your mid blase eyelode
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>>1102208
>mid blase eyelode
...mid-blade eyelet? You're asking about the little red nubbin attached to the middle of the fork blade?

It's a little 3D-printed plastic bit to mount a headlight. There's no space up on the bars with the bag there.
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>>1101822
lol, you're really just too proud of your bike-store complete.
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>>1101907
>>1101906
>>1101904
You have good taste in biku, desu.
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>>1102096
if sks arent the cheapest fenders then what are the cheapest fenders?

>>1102102
faint but it says 'raleigh' right between the middle of the top tube and the black pinstripe

>>1102189
nice touch with the chainring protector. which shimano brouppo is that from?
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>>1101794
What are these bullhorns?
I've been trying to find decent bullhorns for a beater commuter as well, but I hate the majority of bullhorn bars' shapes and sizes, and the really decent ones are expensive as fuck or hard to find.
Is flipping and chopping drops any comfortable? I'm sure I could find some oddly shaped drops that would work well flipped and halved.
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>>1101792
>violet tape and not lime-green
Why tho?

>>1101821
>Chile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJhWDkEsGQc
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My steed
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>>1102232
>QR seatpost clamp on a road bike
>threadless-to-quill adapter
>colored chain
>no bottle cage
>borderline ghost-bike color scheme
4/10 would not ride

>>1102218
Lol it's actually from Action Bicycle Supply, who are out of business. I used it because the chainring bolts I had were too long for a single ring, and I had it laying around. Keeps my pants/shoelaces out of the chain on coffee runs, which is nice.
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>>1102219
They're classic style road drops (think Nitto classics), flipped and chopped. I had the same issue as you and never liked regular bullhorn shapes (pursuit ones even less). These are great, the "ramps" part is completely flat and pretty short (contrary to regular bullhorns where the reach can be rather long), and the "hoods" little bend feels nice on the hands. I also like how narrow they are, something like 38cm wide. I feel like a truck driver when I jump on my "nice" road bike with 42cm bars.
The only downside is you can't use the kind of brake lever that goes butted inside the handlebar, since the bend at the point where you cut them won't allow it. I found the interrupter levers were a great cheat though.
Oh and one more thing, there's the Cinelli Lola bullhorn bars which are pretty similar to a chop n' flop, you could take a look at those too.
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>>1102232
hello my ghost bro

spooky/10
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>>1101833
Put an engine inside the tank.
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>>1101904
yep this is my favorite bike too

didn't it have paul mini vs though?
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>>1102059
>1 for rideability
what makes you say that, it's probably the most comfy fucking bike ever
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Hey, do you guys guys remove the little plastic disk on your back wheel?
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>>1101767
>lower your stem
>giving bike fit advice based on a picture of the bike only

this guy
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>>1102281
yes you faggot thats a dork disc and it only comes on shit bikes
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>>1102281
with a hammer
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>>1102286
I burn mine off.
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>>1102281
Either cut it to pieces with scissors/cutters, or take the cassette off the hub and then remove it.
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>>1101907
What tyre?
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>>1102290
compass something or other
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>>1102216
>>1101905
thanks folks

>>1102279
Good memory, yeah, it did - this is the pic I always used to post. I got frustrated with them and switched to canti brakes

Big issue is that they required constant adjustment - the motion ratio is super low, so you've gotta set the pads suuuper close to the rim. Pads wear just a little bit, suddenly you're grabbing the levers all the way to the bars and still not stopping great.

And if you get grit somewhere and one pad starts rubbing mid-ride? You need a big-ass allen key and a 15mm wrench to adjust the spring tension. Lolno

I picked up an old set of XTR M900 canti brakes, stuck some Koolstop pads on them and they work GREAT.

>>1102290
Compass Switchback Hill, 650B x 48mm
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>>1102209
tanx frenda
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>>1102334
Can't see shit
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>>1102334
lol
>welt |welt|
>noun
>2 a red, swollen mark left on flesh by a blow or pressure.
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>>1102334

That's got to be one of the worst names I've ever seen.
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>>1101700
Hello I also have a kona albeit a shit one
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>>1101653

>this thing
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>>1102377

Dubs confirms it rides like a tank
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Can anyone tell me what these holes are for? It seems like they would be eyelets for a rack but all the racks I've seen on the sides of the seat stay.
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>>1102394
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>>1102396
And also this weird shaped hole below the rack eyelet.
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>>1102399
Dust collecting hole
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>>1102403
I see.
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>>1102399
this one is just a normal little gap, it serves no purpose other than maybe "weight reduction" or some bullshit like that.
but the ones on the brake bridge, I've never seen anything like that.
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>>1102399
thats where you can put your dangus
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>>1102394
You could always bend the arms of the rack or make an adapter from some sheet metal. Could also possibly be to mount a mudguard.
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>>1102399
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>>1102394
>>1102396
I searched "Old Raleigh Rear Rack" on google image search and came up with this picture. Looks like that's how the factory rack mounted on these bikes.

>>1102399
"weight reduction"/grime cavern.
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My 2016 Diverge Sport A1
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>>1102423
Thanks man, appreciate it.
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>>1102375
Is that Colorado?
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>>1102301
>I picked up an old set of XTR M900 canti brakes, stuck some Koolstop pads on them and they work GREAT.
cantis + koolstops
my nigga
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>>1101792

I appreciate the bar tape and bottle move , I do't think it works though.
it's really hard to work with that green.
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>>1102030

really nice.
that china carbon looks classy as fuck.
do you ever get shit from other "cyclists" ?
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>>1102089

if you aren't poor (#nohate) you can buy a specialized awol , it usually eve ncomes with racks and some extra bike people steeze.

if your a little bit poor, they sometimes pop up used but not really often
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>>1101792
Thanks, doc.
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>>1102424
nice picture. where is that??

>>1102179
I like it. And completely agree that you need to cut the steerer tube, to make it perfect.

>>1102009
looks neat. which model is it?

>pic related. My bikes. (Sorry for potato quality)
>from right to left: My tank, Maxxum with Tiagra. (was 80$) can absolutely take a beating.
>My commuter/the girlfriends bike when she joins me. A Trek Alpha 1.2 with tiagra/sora that was 230$ total.
>My roadbike. Merida Reacto 500 Ultegra. with 38mm deep section stock wheels and GP4S. I want to get better wheels when these are worn out. Only done around 4000km on it so far this summer, but its an absolute joy to ride.
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Slowly upgrading my meme machine
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>>1102497
change the graphics to "megaman"
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>>1101823

Just because millennials grew up with the internet, doesn't mean they understand how it works.
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>>1102494
THAT MAXXUM LOOKS LIKE WALMART
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>>1102497
>headtube steeper than seat tube

I don't care about the reasoning behind it, it is wrong.
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>>1102497
Y like Megamos, great value.

Slam that stem.
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>>1102494
1102009 here. Its a Specialized Tarmac Sport bought in 2014 with: 2016 Mavic Cosmics Elites, Ultegra 2017 brakes and a 2016 Specialized saddle.

Also i changed the stem for a 70mm one... Im getting old or something.
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I really want a 90s mtb but the only ones selling here are manĺet sized.

You have to know my suffering.
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I might need a shorter stem
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>>1102494
I'd swap the Trek wheels with the Reacto, you will gain more than 300g.
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>>1102562
i just swapped out a 50 for a 35 and the leverage is much better for manuals.
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>>1102562

>Specialized
>only needing a shorter stem


I'd throw it away and start over senpai.
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>>1101690
>>1102232
>>1102334
go ride your bikes
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>>1102584
Not them, but I ride a couple times a week, but I usually don't take my phone or a camera and almost always forget to take a picture.
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>>1102547
That's exactly what's happening to me. They're all a size down from what i'm looking for. I want my late-night wobbles bike!
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>>1101993
>>1102110
Thanks, my dudes. Evidently a previous owner left the bike out in a rainstorm or put it in a damp shed. No matter. I will save it.

It begins with new brake hoods. Fuck yeah.
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>>1102614
I also did some research and found the typeface used in the peeling decals on the top tube. Do I print these off and scrape off the old ones, or leave things as is?
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this my tank
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>>1102647
Damn, awesome bike and nice pic.
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>>1102447
lol i love amazon carbon, they were salty when i built pic related
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Bought my first bike in probably 10 years, was amazed at how expensive bicycles are. Picked up a Marlin5 2 days ago and already clocked about 80kms. Love being able to roam on the road and then jump on the side walk and do as i please.

Beginner MTB and loving the fuck out of it, fits nicely next to my green motorcycle.
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>>1102668
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>>1102668
Pretty nice except for those garbo brakes. Fix that wrist killing lever angle too.
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>>1102494
Hoover Reservoir, near Columbus Ohio
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>>1102504
It was from some sort of big bike store chain here in Denmark yes. Not really heavy, and rides fairly well though. So I cant complain.
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>>1102564
solid advice. Will try that out. thanks.
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>>1102654
>>1102668
>>1102669
go ride your bikes
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>>1102447
>Thinks an early 90's Trek with the original 7spd 105 group is "china carbon"

Made in the USA, sonny
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>>1102565
I feel like trying a 35 also, the current one is 70 if i remember correctly
>>1102566
>being this jelly
How's the walmart bike riding?
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>>1102428
That's Santiago
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>>1102706
Pretty sure he's talking about the seatpost, saddle, and possibly bars.
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There are like 10 faggots who post their bikes every single fucking thread. Fuck off already.
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>>1102768
Do you want the thread to empty or what?
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Not sure if this the right thread for this but since the touring thread died a few weeks ago.

Anyone near the Oregon Coast want to meet up? I'm going on a tour starting September.
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>>1102768

Hi.
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>>1102779
How do you keep your bar tape that clean ?
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>>1102795
Not him, but I used white bartape on a bike and it took about nine months to get filthy af, but by then it was already tearing apart at my favorite hand positions.

Filthy white bartape isn't actually a bad thing, though.
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>>1102811
>9 months
but I ride almost everyday.
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>>1102795

Dilute simple green and a rag works pretty good. The soft tape gets hard after a while, so I still change it out every 8-9 months.
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>>1102815
Mine is still pretty clean after riding everyday for 3 months. I wear gloves when I ride and when I fix stuff on my bike.
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Putting Ultegra groupset and Mavic Ksyriums on this bad boy after saving up during winter.
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>>1101994
I wasn't ready for that feels trip. The early 2000's were a good time
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BCqtpTY6LU

Sorry I just had to post this.
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Just need some bar end caps
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>Ask for a quote from a bike shop to repaint my frame as I'm restoring a vintage road bike.
>"£90 to strip it to the frame and rebuilt it"
>Hmm that's more than I paid for the bike but whatever, it's really old and there's no way I can take it apart myself as a long of the bolts are rusted.
>"And £200 to repaint it"

Are they spraying it in fucking gold leaf or something?
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>>1103265
Lovely frame
>>1103266
Hilarious ratio
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>>1103265
Dope Miele, you fucking leaf.
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And I guess while we're on the subject of Canadian-built bikes, I was just offered a Proctor, Proctor being a small builder out of Edmonton.

>tfw currently not enough space to take on another bike
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>>1103277
What an unfortunate name
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>>1103279
I know. A Proctor from Edmonton? That's some Deliverance shit right there. Oh well.
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>>1102816
Have you tried some bleach or does it ruin the tape ?
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>>1103279
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>>1103308

Bleach doesn't like steel, aluminum, carbon resin, or anything organic like possibly the tape and adhesive. I'll pass.

1400 miles later, here's that new tape after cleaning it. I missed a spot under the hood.
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What colour should I spray my vintage Peugeot in?
Was originally going for black then I saw how great this white one looked.
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>>1103348
Have you seen the gold one?
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>>1103341
Yeah, I don't want to probe the coating with. Thanks.
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New handlebars and saddle. Compact handlebars look kinda shit if you ask me, but feels nice, so that's how it goes.
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>>1103377
Trying out for the bicycle ballet school huh
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>>1103239
I'm jelly af
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>>1103239
also stay away from mavicshit, their hubs commonly have stupid amounts of play straight out the gates
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I can't believe I got this lucky. Slightly too small but can't beat free and hardly any work to get rolling. Been sitting in a garage corner for most of life
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>>1103414
Dang that's nice, I'm jelly as fug
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>>1103414
Neat
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>>1103271
Prep work my dude. Degreasing, stripping, cleaning, hole prep, and priming take a lot of time and effort. Not to mention time between coats, and finish work. You're looking at 3-4 hours not including finish work. And that's for one solid color. If you want multiple colors, then even more.


If you want cheap, strip and prep it yourself and bring it to a powder coating shop.
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>>1103271
Labor cost. Same with cars. Prep work, and lots of time to do it properly. I spent maybe 12 hours on repainting a guitar worth $150 tops.
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If I wanted something to bomb around on in my town would a dirt jumper be good? I want to go off some stair cases and do some drops from ledges and stuff? This is for sale close to me, is it worth it?
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>>1103414
Keep that tape white
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>>1103434
There is also this one.
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>>1103436
I also like the idea of a bmx but wouldn't it start to hurt my wrist after awhile? Especially if I'm going down stairs and doing drops.
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>>1103434
>>1103436
That's a lot of money to be spending if you're not a fairly experienced/skilled dirt jumper or street rider. If you're just doing drops then an ordinary hardtail mountain bike will handle that.
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>>1103439
I like the DJ's and BMX's because they are single speeds and a little more simple. I just need something for fun. Also wouldn't hard-tail mountain bikes be a bit heavier?
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>>1103414
Thanks anons! I stare at it occasionally because I still can't believe I got so damn lucky. Eventually I'll tear down completely and make it super minty
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>>1103435
Plan on it.
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>>1101904
>>1103265
hnnnggggg pink bikes are my fetish
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>>1103271
>it's really old and there's no way I can take it apart myself as a long of the bolts are rusted.

Answered your own question.
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>>1103437
>I also like the idea of a bmx but wouldn't it start to hurt my wrist after awhile? Especially if I'm going down stairs and doing drops.
on a bmx you position your body different than on a normal bike
you shouldn't have much or any weight on your hands, its all supposed to be on your legs, so you can absorb shocks and all
they do get uncomfy after a couple hours though
but for fucking around in a parking garage and shit they're pretty fun
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>>1103448
Do you think $500 would be enough for a decent used one?
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Cannot wait for 1x11 with the sram gx

I need a new cassette anyway
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>>1103440
There's no reason why you have to run with multiple gears, however they're useful for commuting, riding off road, and some street stuff like trials.

Weight difference won't be much, not enough to matter unless you doing lots of hops and tricks.
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>>1103450
Spending probably close to the value of the entire bike on a drive train upgrade isn't a good idea. I'd replace that fork first and then maybe consider upgrading to disc brakes.
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>>1103451
True, I haven't really looked at any hardtails for awhile. Any bikes in particular you think would be good for bombing around town?
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>>1103453
Are discs really all that better then pulls? I feel like it's another gimmick that is great to have but annoying to manage. Tell me if I'm wrong. I have 100mm travel forks I'm still happy with, but I do want to get some others in the 140mm range.

So forks then drive?
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>>1103458
The biggest difference is that dick brakes function objectively waaaaaay better in wet/mixed conditions.

If you're only riding in dry conditions on entry-level trails; nah you probably wont notice a huge difference with disc brakes.
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>>1103458
>Are discs really all that better then pulls?
Yes, especially hydros.

The reason why I'm telling you to replace the fork is because the right stanchion is fucked, and if it's been allowed to get in that state then the internals are probably shot too. I wouldn't step up to 140mm, maybe 120mm at most.
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>>1101653
like a tank you say? Took this puppy 1500 miles in July.
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>>1103465
What a beast, I like your setup, nice picture.
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>>1103469
thx mate. Here's one loaded from the road. Mustache bars+ fanny pack work so well together.
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>>1103473
Sweet dude, until I got a basket I would run my fanny packs as handlebar bags. That looks dope where were you riding?
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>>1103479
was hoping to go Denver>SomeshitholeinWV but only made it to Lexington KY. After a couple weeks tendonitis kept be from my 66/day goal but I still had a great time til KY. Fuck that state. Beautiful rolling hills, great riding but dry counties had be looking over my shoulder for DUI fuckheads. Hitched a ride back to Denver before I got smacked.
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First garbon.
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>>1103482
lookin good anon. What you weighing in at?
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>>1103483
187 lb. They said max weight was 260 lb. Or are you asking something else ?
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>>1103488
the bike you dumdum
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>>1103490
19 lb.... Or did I got it wrong once again ?
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>>1103492
shut the fuck up you had your joke already.
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>>1103495
Then what am I supposed to understand ?
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is it pleb tier?
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>>1103536
yes, I know
> combination lock
> different tires
> right rear view mirror on the left side
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>>1103536
It's a pleb tier photo I can tell you that much.
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>>1103536
it is but you probably won't die from riding it.
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>>1103554
Well I haven't in the 8 years that I have it.
>>
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>>1103559
have you changed your chain or cassette in said 8 years? If not you gun died.
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>>1103564
chain, yes
cassette, no
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>>1103563
Smart buy.

Where is that? Looks like Spain.
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>>1103588
You are correct, it was a smart buy, and it is Castile, Spain. The bike is pretty new, bought it this year at 750 euro, it has 105 shifters/brakes/deraileur, pretty good deal for a bike with a nice unusual frame with lifetime warranty. It rides pretty well, yesterday was our biggest ride together, 170 km and 2km of climb, and it went really nice, I'm really happy with the bike, I know it's not a big deal for many people, but for me it's awesome.
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>>1103595
The B'Twin range is ridiculous. In a good way. They give you great groupsets, good frames for great prices.
You may want to replace the wheels though.
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>>1103595
Ya me parecia a mi ;-)

I think that its one of the best road bikes you can buy in terms of value for less than 1000€. The Rs500 chainset is almost no downgrade from a 105 and allows for easier customization of gearing.

Other good thing about the bike is that is so consistent overall that you can just ride the heck out of it without being constantly tempted to upgrade this or that.

I considered it but at last i bought something second hand for a bit less, and expended a bit more upgrading it xD
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>>1101653

First (Childhood) Bike - 24in 1997 Gary Fisher Tyro
>> Bought for me by my grandpa, eventually given away to family friends. Used for riding around the neighborhood trails and over to my friends' houses.

Second Bike - 2001 Giant Farrago
>> Originally owned by grandpa, given to me second-hand when I went away to college, used as my college commuter, then donated to bike shop after he passed away.

- Move to NYC for work, stop biking for about 5 years because I'm scared of traffic -

Third Bike - 2014 Sports Authority ???
>> Honestly don't remember the make. Wanted to start biking again, no knowledge of what to buy. Immediately stolen after using a shitty cable lock, but honestly he probably did me a favor. That thing was a death trap, brakes gave out after one day of riding.

Fourth Bike - 2014 Jamis Commuter 2
>> Started browsing /n/ for advice and bought from my LBS, no more department stores. Awesome starter bike. Comfortable to ride, used it for everything for 2 years as I got experience commuting on city roads with traffic. Now my beater, but I lock it up with a kryptonite and an auxiliary cable. Not stolen yet.

Fifth Bike - 2016 Jamis Aurora
>> Moving on up! Currently my commuting and touring bike, bought from the same LBS as the previous one. I LOVE this bike so friggin' much. Learned how to start doing my own maintenance, and taken it on a few single-day tours but I hope to do my first overnight one this fall. The only criticism I have is that the rack it came with was a weird triangle shape that didn't fit any of my luggage, so I had to replace it with a Topeak. I'm thinking about getting a front rack for it also.
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>>1102494
Is your name Lasse? :^)
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>>1103377
why do you have all those spokes on your front wheel? if you have different amounts front and rear, usually the front has less since it isn't supporting your body-weight. clearly it's for looks but that's stupid since your whole bike is really ugly-looking and you're just hauling a ton of extra weight in your wheel. shame, the frame and fork look like they were cool at one point.
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>>1103414
lucky ducky
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>>1103465
fucking sweet
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>>1103634
It's a beater you dumbass. clearly put together out of whatever is lying around
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Getting ready for my pacific coast tour
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>>1103706
>absolutelycute.jpg
Love that color. Early/mid 2000s?

>>1103707
What's your route going to be? Curious because I live criminally close to the Pacific Coast for someone who has never ridden along it
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>rides like a tank
Say no more ffam. I present the Schwinn Varsity, aka the "stayed almost exactly the same from the 60s to the 80s because you can't improve perfection"

>inb4 saddle too low
It's a 60cm frame and I'm a 6'0 manlet so I need to keep it that low
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>>1102089
Its a Raleigh furley or roper all decked out
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>>1103710
Well I'm leaving Vancouver Wa and going to take hwy 30 to Astoria and will just basically take the 101 until leggett california where I get on hwy 1. Final stop is San Fran
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>>1103707
Pretty righteous rig. I think you've mentioned it before, but what's that bar?
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>>1103775
Yeah I posted like two threads ago.
Jones H-Bar. Seems pretty comfy so far. But I'm sure how i'll find out if I really like it after 950 miles.
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>>1103710
Yes 2006 Trek 5000
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Just started having some issues with the rear cassette skipping the first 4 gears or so. Adjusting limits didn't help, and the derailleurs are fine. Probably time to get a new shifter that isn't some POS brake+shifter combo. Then I can finally use the other Speed dial lever I have laying around to match the front brake.

Also probably gonna get new rear tire, grips,
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>>1103955
Sounds like a bent RD hanger to me
In any case, adjusting the limit screws has nothing to do with skipping issues. Fuck around with the shifter's barrel adjusters instead.
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>>1103715
Good god. A Varsity rider. I'm sure that thing is an adventure and a half to carry up a flight of stairs.
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>>1102423
That's a real beauty.
does it have an SA AW hub?

I Really hope to see a 21 inch dDiamond frame once where I work.
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New bars and saddle, loving life
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>>1105121
what the fuck man
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>>1105202
Lovely bike but what's up with that bottle
>>
Anyone /casual/ here?
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>>1105121
I mustache you a question about your bike.

Why did you opt for drop brakes on a mustache bar?
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>>1101653
>>1105719

rides like a tank edition
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>>1105721
The same reason most other people would I imagine, that's what they designed for. It gives you an extra hand position on the hoods.

>>1105726
Looks fun. Personally I'd put a straight bar on it but I guess if you're after comfort that Jones bar is nice.
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>>1105721
not him, but I can guess:
>bike originally sells with drop bars
>drop brakes already connected and adjusted
>owner prefers mustache bars
>owner loosens lever clamp, slides levers off, lets them hang
>owner removes drop bar, installs mustache bar
>owner indifferent to spending more money on new levers, to re-running cables, to re-adjusting brakes
>owner slides existing brake levers onto new bar, tightens clamp.

tl;dr if it ain't broke don't fix it

you still get a nice forward hand position with the hoods that way; so: win. this is also Grant Petersen approved, for whatever that's worth.
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>>1105763

>I got Ti bars to match the screws in my back

yeah its all about comfort on this build man. The 3" tires are good for just about anything. Even with the slicks I can go just about anywhere that isn't single track. Plus I got a bad knee and hip to match the back so I'm not fast anymore at all anyway. Perfect 1 bike for me atm.
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>>1105780
Stick a motor on it, it won't help with top speed if you can already maintain 15mph (legal assistance limit in most places) but it'll give you a nice boost when climbing or accelerating.
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>>1105763
I mean, cool troll and all, but no.
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>>1105787
You what?
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>>1105800
No.
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>>1105801
No seriously, what part of my post was supposed to be trolling?
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Here's mine, enjoy :)
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>>1105764
Bingo. I just wanted to try out the mustache bars. I really enjoy them. Sold the bike and I regret it.
Pic is another bike I regret selling
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Fresh from the /bbg/, got a new chinese saddle and new tires/tubes. The narrowness of the new saddle really makes pedaling easier. Will need new cables as front shifting is a bitch but rear shifting is ok.

Loving this thing, going to try commuting to work tomorrow for the first time on bike.
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>>1105900
>3.04 MB
>non-drivetrain side
pls
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>>1105817

what's that ?
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>>1105900
i have that same chinese saddle
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Ride on Sunday. Perfect weather that in going to miss.
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>>1105964
Woops upload..here
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>>1105900
cool, looks solid. I'm not usually in the /bbg/ but I get happy when the board helps someone with a good bike.
>Will need new cables as front shifting is a bitch
Try squirting some lube with one of those little straw things (such as Tri-Flo, PB Blaster) into the lever pivots, the mech pivots, and then both ends of the housing while working the lever back and forth before you replace the cable.

after riding a lot to where it's second-nature, you may want a lower, more forward hand position; so, remember to experiment with that in the future but for now you look golden!
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What do you all think of my new commuter?
First ride today and going to lower the handlebars a bit but otherwise was just how I hoped it to be.
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got this for $40 and had to scrape a lot of rust off. I wanna un-fixie it eventually, any suggestions on groupsets that would work well?
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>>1105961
Shits pretty popular

Wish I got the blue/white one for my wife when it was available, I had it in my cart but hesitated. The white ones are only $8.
>>1105987
I think I'm going to start looking for different bars already, my ass doesn't hurt anymore but my wrists do now. Would those bolt-on bullhorn-like attachments help?
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since someone always asks: 6'4"
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>>1106018
better lighting
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>>1106022
That saddle angle is no-bueno.
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>>1106023
i feel sorry for you
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>>1106022
>setback seatpost
>saddle slammed all the way forward
wtfm8
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>>1105951
It's a Marin Nicasio singlespeed set up as a commute rig. Nice bike, would recommend.
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>>1106029
thanks?
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