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Old one is almost 300
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And my road bike
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gros,s
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>>789495
Dem plastics hoppers.

That one on the far right is from Formosa Plastics.

What yard is this?
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>>789505
other one
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tfw no drive side...
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Im ready for your hate /n/
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>>789516
Are you riding it over rough terrain and snow? If yes, sweet ride.
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Best trail bike I've ever had.
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i wanna sell it and get a road bike
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The bike that everyone just LOVES to HATE!
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>>789529
get some green tires next time.
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>tfw no changes in almost a year
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>>789543
just kidding!
I ran suomi ice speeds this winter (thanks mom and dad), but it didn't even snow that much
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>>789495
here's a special fucking snowflake i just bought for 95 CAD. Anyone able to tell me anything about it? Can't even find info on the brand anywhere online.
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>>789547
front view. It's shiny
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>>789547
>>789548

It's just some supermarket-tier old ten speed. Or twelve speed maybe.
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Fun bike
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>>789495

Dat fucking hideous stem doe

Also level those bars dammit
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>>789495

hello brother

>650c front
>not 24" front
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>>789556
>seat stay/tube/top tube intersection
hnggg
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>>789546
Mämmi :-DDD
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>>789495
picked it up for 200€,my first road bike
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>>789565
Looks nice, you should swap the brake levers though for the cable routing.
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>>789529
Netherlands?
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>>789495
awesome bike OP, looks fun as hell.

My Moser came with the same hideous stem. There was some mandate about putting that ugly profile stem on nice italian bikes in the 90s.

If you aren't suiting up and time trialing it around on long flats, you should consider getting a threadless headset converter and some bmx risers.

A homemade disc cover for your rear wheel would seal the deal.
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>>789565
Really lovely bike. I bet it's nice to ride too.

I totally disagree about swapping the levers. If it's about aesthetics, Merckx era routing looks great on your bike, and those colors look great too.

Swapping old levers is worth it to get more comfortable hoods, but those ones look great condition so i daresay they are relatively comfortable.

It needs 2 bottle cages.

If you want to perfect its looks, get a silver seatpost. Campagnolo aero posts are the sexiest out there. If you find a cheap dull one you can bring it up. I can't really talk though because I have a black post on my bike full of shiny silver parts...

Enjoy it dude, looks like a great bike. Firmly planted as a beautiful classic, but close enough to being modern to be an excellent rider.
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>>789542
Had them (green vittoria rubino's).
No grip in the corners,SUPER tight fit around the (crappy) rims and bad puncture protection.
>>789571
Yup,I dunno where I was exactly,Honselaarsdijk,naaldwijk of hoek van holland or somewhere in between.
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>>789583
There is only 1 green tyre and it is GOAT
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>>789554
Yeah, the stem is so ugly and really tough to adjust. Bars will be leveled I guess.
>>789556
Sweet bike! 24" would be cool but 650c is low enough for me
>>789572
Yeah, this stem blows. I'm not quite ready to push 53x11 so I think the next thing for this bike is a smaller chainring. I've seen a bunch of ways to make homemade discs but none of them look that good. Maybe I'll try something. Also, post dat F.Moser! :D
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>>789556
Nice looking bike. The mottled bar tape is kind of fugly though.
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>>789550
yup that's what i think too. 10 speed. With some new parts its pretty fun
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>>789586
Yeah Ive hard good things about the open pave,too bad I cant get them for a reasonable price here (yet anyway).
The rubino's werent that bad (allot better than the conti ultra sport which I know are budget tires).The schwalbes are just better and are not too hard to mount too.
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My Racer.
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>>789622
...and my CX
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Nothing special but they get me around!
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>>789588
Here it is : ) I ride this every day.

>>789595
These are on loan from my other bike & they're awesome tyres. 28mm and fast.
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>>789636

T I T E
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>>789583
do you have any hand (esp wrist) pain or shoulder tightness?
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>tfw waiting for untracked parts after what feels like ages because shit customs
It'll be nice when they arrive.

>>789595
>>789583
You didn't like the Rubinos? I picked up a set of the wire bead versions as I read they were alright for the cost. Don't have them mounted yet though.
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Finally with a 2nd bottlecage.
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My party/beach bike. Cheap but whatever... I got it for free! Swapped the saddle and bars to pic related. I can't wait for the temps to get above freezing.
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>>789671

>GoPro sticker
>Flat pedals
>Triple chainset
>Hueg saddle bag
>iPhone suport
>Bell

Go back to mountain biking or try harder next time.
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>>789682
>implying triples aren't GOAT

/N/igga, you clearly don't live in/near a mountain range.

I agree with flat pedals and phone mount sucking.
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>>789683

>not using a compact
>20xx

Seriously dude? Why would you EVER need a triple on the road these days?
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>>789583
What bars are those i like them
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>>789686
>tripple

some bikes come with triples... and would cost more to get a with a double.
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>>789682
>>789686
Triple sucks indeed. Rather have a compact crank.

>Flat pedals
I'm switching back to clipless. Don't worry.

>iPhone support
I had to use my phone as GPS.

>Huge saddle bag
Where do you leave your tools?

>Bell
>pic related
What's wrong with having a bell? Are you afraid of the grams it adds?
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>>789696

I can see a garmin edge right there so no need for that iPhone mount

Also you can carry all you need on your back pockets or a small saddle bag. You don't need something that big unless you ride all day long and need to carry extra food and spares.

Bells are useless unless you ride bike paths or trails.
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Wouldn't be a PYBT without it.
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Behold, the commuter Basso
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>>789699
>Implying a Edge 510 can be used as GPS
I needed a specific adres and a 510 can't handle that.

>Bells are useless unless you ride bike paths or trails.
Indeed. I ride on bike paths 80% of the time. And there's always cyclist riding 3/4 abreast or some pedestrians walking their dogs who are oblivious for their surroundings.

Enjoy attached image of an even larger saddle bag.
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>>789701
Even the camelback camelback
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>>789686
If I was even marginally unfit and lived in the mountains I'd want 32 cassette, 28 small ring.

12% average gradient. 20% max. Goes on for kilometer after kilometer. Coming down makes it all worth it. Or sitting at the top and watching hand gliders take off.
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>>789710
Room for tubes, levers, multitool, phone, money +
>togs & a microfibre towel
>raincoat & a big lunch
>shoes & a lock

The first one was modest as fuck, and that one looks pretty damn useful.

Is that just water? If you need 2 bottles, you need more than just water.

>>789706
This bothers me a lot less than it should. Pretty cool actually

>>789678
straight pimping
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>>789701
Goddamn that is a sexy af steed
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Poor quality photo. You all hate it anyway but that don't hurt my swagg.
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>>789706

You just love ruining all of your bikes, don't you
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>>789706
>Commuter
are those fenders just for looks? Because they don't do much.

Also, ODI > Ori
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>>789742
It's just set up to be a fun bike to ride to and from work

>>789746
Those fenders just barely do the job, I don't like them very much
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>>789749

What makes flat bars more fun than drops?
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>>789751
It's just differnt that what I'm used to riding. Variety is fun!
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>>789516
>those fenders
>snow
good luck pedaling those locked wheels from the compaction
this is one of the worst fatties I've ever seen

>>789740
fine bike, but watch your chain tension
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>>789638
Well only my right wrist is being a bitch,but that's because some polish skank hit me with here car.

>>789669
Well they aren't THAT bad,but I kept getting punctures in the green colored bits and cornering was bretty unpredicable,but its a very high mileage tire I give it that.

>>789694
FSA Vero Compact,came stock on the bike.
Very nice compact curve.
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Dropped the 1x setup for a compact double for dirt roads and such.

Build info:
>pedalroom.com/bike/tangerine-party-tourer-21167
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>>789671
>gel seat
>triple ultegra
>stickers
>flat pedals

Holy shit.
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>>789771
>implying a compact double is any less a pussy choice than a triple
I bet you've got a 52/42 double on all your roads bikes, right?
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>>789788
>compact or triple
why not... BOTH!
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>>789790
Like a megarange front derailleur
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>>789766
Dude I always dig your ride and how it's airways changing, and that blue bar tape with the orange frames is delicious.

You still got the 1x crankset kicking around to toss on something else?
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>>789798
Old front-end was just a RaceFace Cadence double road crank with a 39t Shimano chainring; nothing terribly special.

I donno what's going to happen to it.
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>>789686
>Tripple
allows you to use a really small spaced cassette. My winter training bike runs a tripple with a 12-23 9 speed
>Compact
The jump between gears is just too huge which is why I'm running a standart on my race bike. With a 11 sp groupset you can afford to go 11-27 or something like that without sacrificing that smooth transition between gears that a narrow spaced cassette offers.

I'm living in a very hilly area by the way
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>>789821
Fair enough. What made you move to the compact double? Simply more range?

I'm working on an upgrade to my ride that'll be a 1x10 with a 39t chainring already on it and an 11-32 cassette. Figured it'd give me enough range for most stuff around where I live, and really dug yours when you had it set up as such.
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>>789863
1x is meme gearing
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Byah.
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Electric byahh
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>>789874
Why is wanting to forgo a front derailleur meme gearing?
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>>789885
why does your dog have such a long nose?
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>>789706
aha sweet I ain't mad at that. nicely done.
although I don't favor those fenders, but if they work, whatever. your bike.
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>>789874

What about 2 x 1
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>>789885
>>789897
Post moar dog. Especially long nose. Put bike in background to keep it /n/.
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>>789863
>What made you move to the compact double?
I really liked the 1x9 setup in trails and more technical (for a CX bike...) terrain, but I really needed a higher gear range for paths and dirt/gravel roads to/from the trails.

I also really like the M730 cranks;
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>>789556
What is this geometry?
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>>789904

There used to be a guy around here who had a 3x1 rigid MTB, it was pretty sweet.
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>>789926
Old school time trial/pursuit bikes.
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How do you like my low quality cyclocross conversion bike
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>>789723
That's how I do. Wiley don't fuck around.
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>>789931
I ran my 29er as a 3x1 for a long time. Brooks saddle, too. It had the exact same gear spacing as a Sturmey Archer AW hub, which was nice. I miss that setup.
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>>789969
Hey, it does the job, right?
Looks fun, plus it's all really common (thus inexpensive) parts. I like it.
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>>789969
It's closer to the spirit of the discipline than a full-carbon disc-brake equipped racing machine is.

Is it a converted 700c hybrid or 26"?
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>>789495

My road racer is an old Scott S30 but here's one of my dog :D.
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My new frame, from the legendary local manufacturer called Privitera, Columbus Altec tubes, carbon fork and rear triangle, TIG wieldings, 1200grs. Some say that this argentine brand even had some contacts with Pinarello
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>>789529
fake and gay
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>>790245
Neat, what parts are going on it?
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>>790255
Right now a half Sora and half Tiagra groupset, Cannondale stem, Shimano WH-R500 wheels with Michelin Litions, look keo plus pedals and some other things.
I'm looking for better parts but they're expensive as heel, a new 105 groupset goes for around 1,5k, and my wage around 750 bucks (twice the minimum here)
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>>789556
WHAT DOES THIS RIDE LIKE?
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>>790245
This is the first south American frame I've seen, it looks sexy but the logos kind of look like they belong on a biscuit packet.
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>>790300
THE WIND
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>>790307
Are these frames common/easy to get I want a whip like that jesus why is it so sexy?
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>>790264
look on wiggle?
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>>790308
>back is kill

If you have a road bike, try slamming your stem and swap for pursuit bars. That is already gonna make you look like a n absolute sick cunt and destroy your back unless you're a yoga master.
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>>789507
Love the frame, would look great more colour! would love to see it with like shamals.
>>789522
Seems like a lot of fun
>>789556
Nice goemetry but you have to fix your hipster angle on the saddle
>>789636
Best bike. Love the super thight moser with the zondas. too bad the zonda logo doesnt have the pink of the shamals or vento. Would swap the seatpost and left bottle cage for silver ones and maybe the handlebar wrap. also better pedals. Then again one of the best looking bikes on /n/ imo
>>789740
Looks great actually, readjust your saddle back a bit.
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2013 Giant Defy 5... My DD for summer/fall. I've done two trouble centuries on it and wasn't uncomfortable... Rides real well and doesn't feel 'dead' like some of the carbon I've had. It's pretty damn light too (for what it is), frame size Medium (about a 54.5cm), only 25 lbs with rack, fenders, lights, frame pump, and saddlebag+flat kit. After this pic, I swapped to Vittoria Open Pavé tires... Holy shit are they nice. I've got another set of wheels built up, 105 hubs laced to HPlusSons TB14 rims, just gonna wait for the roads to clear to put those on.
The next upgrade is brakes... I want a set of stiff calipers that don't cost $100/each... Suggestions?
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>>790308
Small front wheel time trial bikes are not easy to find, I spent a lot of time on my local used listings to find mine.
>>790421
Rad.
>>789636
Lovely bike!
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So I shuffled some parts around, because I finally had everything in place to try something I've been curious about since seeing it on /n/ a few years ago...
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>>790578
And it works!

I need to spend more hours riding this bike before deciding whether I really this setup any better than barcons, and I still think that STI levers (unflared models) work better in a sideways orientation than Ergo levers, but reaching the thumb lever under the bar is much easier than it seems like it ought to be.

>>790500
If you haven't tried this already, I'd upgrade your brake pads before you swap out the calipers.
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>>789495
almost time to overhaul my beater.
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>>790594
>tfw when you clean all the winter crud off, overhaul all the moving parts, and swap winter tires for summer ones - feels like getting a new bike.
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>>790582
I've done that... I'm using Koolstop Salmon pads and Jagwire ripcord housings/cables. I can watch the calipers flex when I pull the levers.
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>>790578
>>790582
This kinda defeats the purpose of drop bars.
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>>790640
Those aren't drop bars.
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>>790656
I'm not a native speaker so I might have the wrong idea of what drop bars actually are; but aren't they the kind of bars that look like a ram's horns?
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>>790657
Yes, drop bars are what you normally see on road bikes. The guy above is using 'mustache bars'.
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Trek 7.2 fx 2009, getting surly straggler soon!
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>>790664
Any relevance with these bars being called mustache bars, and mustaches being called handlebar mustaches?
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>>789766
What are dem tyres?
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>>790670

No, that's a coincidence
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>>790670
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>>790247
Hello there,
we at 4chan value your valuable contribution but we suspect your comments are better suited for
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>tfw looking at ads in my area
>5'4
>most of the ads have large ass frames
/n/ has made me develop a taste for vintage frames and I can't find one.
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>>790729
Inseam baby, use that to gauge what can fit you.
Good luck to you, hit up a bike co-op sometime, they might have something for you as well.
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>>790729
lmao manlet dwarf smurf
>7'2 reporting in
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>>790329
Do those frames fuck your back up?
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Picked this up for $200, nothing fancy but gets the job done better than my last beater.
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>>790769
Don't listen to that post. The way to hurt your back on a bike is ride a bike with too much saddle to drop ratio or too long of a top tube. Neither of these will happen if you get a frame that fits you and do a bit of stretching.
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SLICKS 4 SPRING

>>789543
Great colourway. Jelly.

>>789556
>>790520
Str8 sexy

>>789669
>>789766
Always good

>>789969
Very much this >>790080

>>790421
Pretty n cute bike/photo!

>>790594
S T U R D Y.
Give that dt some love tho...
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>>790769
yes
>>790776
yes
+tensing up while you ride, or riding with your upper body too much.
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>>790733
A friend of mine rides a vintage and I kinda know the sizing looking at pictures. There's a few that is my size. Maybe I should post it in BBG
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>>789495
Batavus Criterium. I bought this one from some guy for 200 euro's who bought it back in the 80's, he only used it a few times. All original, except the tires. Superb condition. I only use it in fair-weather.
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>>790921
Cool bike, great photograph
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>>790264
>105 groupset
>1.5k
What?
https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;product=90093;page=3;menu=1000,4,26;mid=2;pgc=0
Unless you mean in your local currency.
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>>789592

Thanks. Been meaning to replace it, the levers too. Plastic levers, eughh

>>790300
>>790329
>>790769

Super dooper fun mate. It's a Shogun Kaze, Nishiki sold a model with the same geo as well. It's fit to me perfectly (58cm effective TT) at 6'1". It basically just feels like a properly fit road bike does in the drops. The bars actually overlap the front axle vertically at the farthest point, would take a bit of getting used to for most riders.

They don't fuck your back up, I trust whoever said that doesn't actually own one. I've ridden 5+ half/more centuries on it. Hell I even take it out on mountain bike trails - but I'm a trials rider so I've got more bike handling than most, albeit I'm slow hah..

>>790308

As for price and finding them, it's just a lot of looking. Craigslist, Pedalroom, EBay...

I've bought a few other (now sold) pursuit bikes off of Craigslist in Southern CA, the cheap old steel heaven it is. Sometimes there will be none, other times I'll see five or so for sale.. just wait it out. I bought this one with a HED carbon wheelset and sold that to pay off the bike. It's not the most unique pursuit bike I've owned, but it rides so well and comfortably that I couldn't in good conscience sell it and expect to find such another good fit.

>>790491

Ah the saddle angle... I don't ride in chamois and it really just works well with the geo. It's a bit further rocked back than it looks in the picture, but I don't blame you for the criticism, on any other bike I'd be right with you.


I've ridden this and other pursuit bikes daily for quite some time, if anybody has any questions about riding or finding them feel free and I'll do my best.
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>>790997
>The bars actually overlap the front axle vertically at the farthest point, would take a bit of getting used to for most riders.
What are you even talking about. That's completely normal.
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>>791008

It's not entirely unusual, but it's to a much greater extent than normal road bikes. The combination of extra weight on the front wheel and a smaller wheel with a smaller contact patch create somewhat of a tiller effect. It's not unstable but it is different than a normal bike at first.
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Got this one for £150, in pretty bad shape. Got a pair of used wheels and pedals for £45 on gumtree, new brake pads and cables. Getting new cassette and chain also.
Just feels good to fix up old beaten bike.
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I can't wait til I get my newest project all purchased and put together, I've got everything except the groupset and the wheels here. I'm stoked
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>>790729
5'6 and i feel your pain. i really wish i could afford a new bike cause then finding a well fitting bike wouldn't be a problem
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Paid 10$ and threw 9 speed sram x-7 on it.
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>>791393

wider bars and new tires would be next on my list but nice find mate
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>>791401
Drop bars too
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Just got this bike and I absolutely love it.
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>>791473
very nice bro
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>>789522

hey man what model is that, i want one
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>>790954

Local inflated as fuck prices
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>>791501
if only I actually had Italian components on it
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>>791557
7400 is really good though, even better than what Campy was putting out at the time.
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>>791557
Hey, it's got cinelli and selle san marco. I'll say it again, beautiful bike. It wouldn't be better with campy on it, it's pretty perfect.

That cranks are especially lovely. I had some of those mavic wheels until i ruined them, fucking excellent wheels. Don't put 28s on them and ride trails...

If you ever want to waste a bit of money you could get a new regal. I have a regal, a rolls & a turbo and the regal is my favorite, great saddle.

I'd prefer it with black saddle, tape & tyres (maybe something with a gum strip like challenge crit open tubular), but that's just me being boring.

Your brake levers are too low.

You could try to bring your seatpost & stem up a bit if you can be bothered. Look up aluminium polishing on bike forums.

Smack a bitch that tells you to slam ur stem, unless you want a more aero position.
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>>791560
>>791567
honestly I can't complain about the 7400s I'm finding that I like them even more than a lot of modern components, in terms of crispness and durability especially.

>>791567
thanks for the suggestions, definitely going to move away from having too much yellow, at least with the tires at least. But then again Im going to have to re tape anyways when i move the levers.

The san marcos is absolutely comfortable and at the moment I would hate to see it go, despite its obvious aging.

Overall, the frame feels great, I feel no loss in power, etc
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>>791552
Then buy it online. Maybe even just click the "buy" button on that link.
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New bike, will take pictures tomorrow when I ride it for the first time.
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bbys first 100km ride around local park (amelia). my legs are dead. Fixed seat since everyone got butthurt over it
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>tfw new lights
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>>792913
What lights are those? They're pretty sexy.
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>>792913

Front light looks pretty goddamn blinding.. does it have something over it so it's not beaming at your face while you ride?
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>>793003
Could just be the exposure.
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>>793003
Yeah I can't stand an unshielded light on the headtube because they blind me. Not so bad if you have a pretty upright position.
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>>789885
i remember this one
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My commuter whip
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>>792989
>>793003
>>793018
Orfos Flares. They're 180 degree visible to other vehicles using a type of diffusion similar to that of a car reflector.

The front one doesn't actually shine upwards at all fortunately from the way it's made. I haven't had it in my eyes at all and sometimes forget it's even there as I use another light on my handlebars to see.

Check it out:
http://kck.st/1ojz3Xx
www.orfos.bike

Pic related gives a good example of how well they don't blind you. The light is thrown around the bike, not upwards.

>>793088
Looks comfy.

Would ride if 6'+
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>>793155
>Looks comfy.

How

HOW

TELL ME HOW A ROADBIKE LOOKS COMFY

HOW THE FUCK HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>793160
Well because they're comfy.
Have you ridden a road bike that's in your proper size?
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Before 60 mile ride. Only thing I hate is that I need foot cages.
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>>793168
This bike.
What the fuck.
I kind of like it, in its oddity.
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>>793167
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>>793168
ahahahahahah fuck

awesome

Dat sante

Dat lewdness

I don't believe in bottom of drops must be parallel to the ground, but maybe angle them down some and raise your stem to compensate. It would make the drops more comfortable, keep the hoods much the same, and give you tops that are higher to rest your back with.
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>>793168

I cringe erry time
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>>793155
It is comfy. I'm, 6'4" and it's hella comfy. I threw these thick tires on there to help deal with winter and now I think I might keep them on since they're pretty comfy to commute on. Or maybe I'll get a wide set of slicks.
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>>793193
And then here is my other tall bike

>>793160
Properly fitted road bikes are crazy comfortable. On any of my bikes I can be comfortable riding 12+ hours multiple days in a row with no complaints. It's all about the ergonomics of the human body.
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>Don't care about frame mount pump

I'm not carrying that fucking thing in my pocket.
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>>793198

Now that is some setback and a half
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>>793198
>those fenders

gottagofastintherain
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>>791034
>putting your wheel into that hideous contraption
I can hear your rear derailleur screaming from the picture
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>>793224

Hadn't noticed. Poor RD.
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>>793198
nice cruds bro
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>>793208

I think i need to bring the saddle forward

>>793216
>>793238

I hate them but at least they're light
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>>793237
Anybody who owns a bike should steer clear from those things. Put in your rear wheel, you fuck up your and/or cassette; put in your front wheel, you fuck up your spokes.
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>>793243
they're superior compaired to every other roadbike fender set tho.
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>>793262
If you're not a dumbass you drop the deraileur into the smallest cog on your casette and suddenly it's not a problem.
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>>793168
LA area? i want to hunt for the mikubike
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>>793168
Your seatpost is bent m8
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>>793396
and someone spilled white paint on his group
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>>789523
Region?
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>>793168
>Recherche
>carbon fork actually looks good there
>Sante
>quality Wolber rims
>Rolls
I fucking love your bike everytime I see it. Stem needs cutting though.
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>>793379
Inland Empire
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>>793426
>That mug
W2c
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Picture I took before leaving it outside the mall today, because paranoid.
My only bike until I can smuggle a Canyon into the US...
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>>793451
>SPD-SL on a commuter
>QR lever pointing forward
mfw
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>>793451
Why the fuck would you lock your bike like that?

Do you care more about your god damn wheels then your whole frame? Jesus fuck dude
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>>793452
Is it not supposed to face forward
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>>793455
Point it backwards - more aero

>>793453
not him, but that's a fine lockjob, no way to get the rear wheel out without cutting the U-lock, so that secures the frame.
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>>793457
oh shit I'm retarded
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>>793457
That's not the reason. If it's pointing forward it can snag on something and open. Hugely dangerous if you're riding in a pack - not so much if you're forever alone.
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>>793458
That's what I thought when I first saw it done, works when you can't get both the frame and wheel in the U.
>>793452
It's not like clipless shoes are hard to walk in, plus I commute about 20 miles each way to and from work/class. Did feel weird about leaving the QR that way but figured it didn't matter, I don't really like having it up against the fork.
>>793461
That's good to know though, thanks.
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Bought my first road bike today, trek 5500, all dura ace components. Got it for 450. Super excited, perfect fit, everything is in surprisingly good shape considering it's age.
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>>793396
>
thomson setback seatpost
get bent
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>>793913

Level that saddle
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>>794035
What if it's more comfortable to have a tilt to the saddle? Why would you want it level?
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>>793913
saw u in buybike tread

think u do the right choice !

want more pics !
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>>794064
A tilted saddle will cause you problems in the long term, and will most likely be hideously uncomfortable anyway.
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>>793913
Daaaang 450? What a steal, congrats friend!
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>>793913
nice bike for a great price.
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>>793913
>spacers
>riser stem
>literally zero drop
>tilted saddle

did you buy this from a man named Fred by any chance?
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>>794064

It could be more comfortable to have your saddle a bit tilted back or forward, but not to the point yours is. You may start developing wrist pain, because you're putting more weight in your hands by having your saddle slide you forward.
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>>794098
>spacers
>zero drop
Nothing wrong with that, perfectly acceptable for someone out of shape/somewhat old
>riser stem
That's not a riser stem. It's just not flipped.
>tilted saddle
I'll give you that one
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>>794137
>Nothing wrong with that, perfectly acceptable for someone out of shape/somewhat old

Out of shape shouldn't be riding a bike like this, it's prime fred behaviour.

>That's not a riser stem. It's just not flipped.

A riser stem is a stem with rise. In the position pictured, it's a riser stem.

It's a freddish bike.
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>>794154
>fred behavior

why... because he had the money to buy a nice bike?
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>>794157
He was obviously a slow rider on a fast bike. The expense isn't the issue - If he had a custom titanium frame or something that wouldn't be freddish, but buying a race bike and just bimbling around on it with a setup like that is freddish.
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>>794035
Well, i adjusted some of the ergos. Does it look better?

>>794065
I'm gonna take it for a ride here in a few minutes! I'll try to snap a good pic or two! And I think i made a good choice; it's a slick ride!

>>794095
>>794097

Thanks anons! I'm stoked!


>>794098
Well pic related is after I adjusted it to where it felt comfortable. Don't really know a whole lot about how to set up the ergos on a roadie... Tips?
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>>794166
flip and slam the stem, get some deep drops.
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>>794167

Ignore this fag

Ergos should usually be level with the ground (the flat part of the ergo), or tilted up a bit. Yours seem a bit too high but I've seen a bunch of people use them that high too, so whatever you find comfier.
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New to me Fuji, picked it up with maybe 300 miles on the frame. Got it for 600. Did I do okay /n/?
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>>794172

Please take a proper picture, from the drivetrain side, like this
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>>794176
I can't decide whether or not I like this bike.
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>>794171
but deep drops offer more options for hand positioning, and a slammed stem will result in a lower centre of gravity and as such better handling
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>>793913
dat livery, tho

do you dress up like Jimmy Cagney and sing Yankee Doodle Dandy while you ride? you could even do the tap routine in your cleated shoes.
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>>794176
bare metal frame and two-color housings are awesome. the name "Ceviche" is raw fish and lime juice and is undignified for a bicycle.
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>>794176
The fuck is the deal with that fork? It looks like it's actually designed to have a flipped brake mount (going by the rake) for no reason. Disc brake mounts are designed to force the caliper into the mount, not to try and pull it away from the fork.
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>>794194

Well it's a Peruvian frame, so...
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>>794166
Holy shit... just went for a ride on the new trek. Wow. That thing is smooth and fast. Coming from a mountain biking background, i wasn't sure if i'd be sold on road biking. But damn, i get it and i'm into it hook line and sinker. I mean i hit 37 mph on my ride today which i don't even know if that's actually fast but that was so unheard of on my MTB. Man what a rush... So much fun!

I think my brakes need adjusting though.. my back ones felt like they were doing basically nothing.
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>>794172
i fucking love fujis, they look so sexy. tho your fuji looks trash somewhat lol
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>>794241
Fuck yea, road biking is a rush man. Glad you enjoy it. That is very fast if it was on the flat. You should be able to get up to 50mph on a steep hill in a tuck.

Definitely get the front brake working well. New pad inserts might help.

The back brake basically doesn't matter and don't use it.

http://sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html

You should slowly make your front end more aggressive. You can stay comfortable in an aero position only if you generate enough power. Being fast basically supports you. Not having a sore back for longer rides is much more important than being aero though.

Also, the drops are the most stable position and best to brake from so take descents in the drops. MTB people often don't realise this and stay on the hoods.
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Muh new piece of shit bike. I really wanted a CAAD10, but this is more economical for a university student.
Will take better pics with my dedicated camera when the sun rises again.
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>>794176
holy shit, how fucking rusty is that chain?1? and who the fuck routed the cables all retarded like that? did you let aspie monkey run all that cable housing there, dum dum?

vomit/10 would melt it down before even thinking of riding it
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>>794288
>The back brake basically doesn't matter and don't use it.
>not minimizing your braking distance and taking advantage of both tire's contact patches
This is how I know you are a [spoiler]non-race[/spoiler].
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>>794166
don't look now, mate, but you're fookin bidon cages are upside down! how is a bottle ever supposed to stay put in those things!

how many miles you do per month, about 20 or so? what a bitch.
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>>794303
look again
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>>794301
>>794176
It's not rust

Dem cables

Dem no bottle cages

Dat steerer tube

5/10

Could be a p dope bike
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>>794196
What makes you think they flipped it for no reason?
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>>794326
>2015
>Mechanical discs
>Brake levers butted up against the grips
>Incorrectly rotated image
3/10, apply yourself.
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>>794332
>>794196

The fork was indeed designed with a flipped brake mount, though the reasons for it are unknown to me.
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>>794176
I like your bike.

Needs 2 more bottle cages though.
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>>794297
Why would you call it a pos? It looks cool breh, I like it, shit I want one now.
How's it ride? I'm excited for new pictures, post when you can!
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>>794176
why is the cable routing all fucky?
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>>794297
uh. are those seat stays crooked? one looks a lot more bent than the other
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>>794332
Because I can't think of any logical reason to do so on that bike, just to be different.
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>>794176
Damn I got to get some of those cable covers

Looks like blood veins

cool as shit
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>>794301
>>794322
>>794396

What's wrong with the cable routing? All I see is that the FD cable housing is a bit long, but nothing too extreme. The rest seems fine to me.
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>>794449
>circulatory system
that would be a cool paint job
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>>794387
Because I wanted the CAAD10. Upgraded from 2300, not bad, but I really wanted a 5800.

>>794399
Design or angle that photo was taken. Here's a higher quality cam image
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>>794497
>dat lil bell

:3
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>>794424
http://bikemagic.com/news/wheel-ejection-case-reaches-high-court.html
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>>794508
Assuming that setup could even produce enough force to pull the wheel from the dropouts (highly doubtful) there are other solutions to that problem, such as angled dropouts (as mentioned in that article), lawyer lips, and even retention washers (which that fork looks like it may have actually been designed for with those holes above the dropouts).
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I built this today with FSA alpha cranks and bb, with SRAM x7 9 speed stuff. Next i'll get some Kenda BGG's 2x2.4 Can anyone recommend some good cantilever brakes?
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>>794622
Shimano V-Brakes
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>>794622
I dig it. I recommend Tektro Cr720s
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>>794622
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>>794622
Dope bike man.

If it's just a hack, don't worry, but if you want to ride trails I'd get a chain keeper.
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>>794297
>>794497
not bad. kinda meh, but not bad by any measure. more than just economical, it seems a lot better suited for a student. thule makes a pretty nice easy-on easy-off rack you could get for commuting, and take off to go on longer rides.

it'll work for now. keep it clean, keep it safe, then when you graduate sell it and buy that caad 10 you've always wanted.
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Here be a hybrid I've rejuvenated to be my short distance commuter/errand bike. Nexus 3 gonna be good for the winter time.

Picked up the crankset brand new for 20 bucks, works perfectly.
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>>794622
there's really nothing wrong with those old shimanos dude

>>794176
what the hell
impressive and sad at the same time
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don't have a pic of my own, but it's pic related without disc brakes. i love it
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>>794760
Love it, looks fun as hell.
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>>794783
It sure is. It feels and rides like a comfy townie bike.

Here's another image, now that the sun has come up.
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>>789497
Your frame is too small. You must like the look of your bikes and think seat posts jacked well above handlebars look cool. I think these bikes are ugly and am certain they aren't comfortable.
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>>789516
Looks like a step above the walgoose fatbike. Your Zephal front light doesn't work anymore.
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>>789706
Those fenders are worthless and ugly. If your running fenders the only place to remove excess is in front of the fork after it passes beneath the headset.
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>>794824
>>794825
>>794835

/mlp/ get out

Seriously tho', your opinions are shit, if you're going to judge why not attempt to provide some context to your argument.
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>>794824
looks fine to me
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>>795013
I like it - bikes that are used for transport and cared for by their owners are the best kinds of bikes.
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>>794824
no its comfortable and its also not too small haha
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just finished up my craigslist frankenbike

Actually got some pretty decent parts
>raleigh olympian technium aluminum/steel frame
>neuvation r28 sl3/5 wheels
>generic carbon fork
>specialized carbon fiber drop bars
>truvativ rouleur carbon crankset

it is a SS right now, but it has a shimano hub so I can put a cassette/shifters on eventually, but it is super flat here and I don't want to cheap out on derailleurs/shifters
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>>795064
Is the rear triangle... bolted on?

Go campag veloce 10 speed shifters

And Shimano altus 8 speed rear derailer

with 105 5700 front derailer

GOAT combination
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Ok guys I sourced some dia-compe xt brakes and some actual mtb tires. I switched the front wheel to a specialized bx23. I need to make the chain smaller and get some sort of guide/guard if I can find one.
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>>795079
fuck this is a cool bike

I normally don't dig welded 2 piece quill stems but this one looks awesome. How it isn't scratched and covered in rust is beyond me.
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No BMX?
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>>795064

SS without horizontal dropouts? Super cool.

Personal critiques:

The interrupter lever you're using isn't designed to be used that way. I'd go with something more traditional.

Your seat post may be on backward (or crappy).

I like my saddle to be parallel to the ground, makes it easier to shift around.

It's nice, big ups.
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>>795109
>SS without horizontal dropouts? Super cool.

yeah chain is a little tight but not in danger of snapping so I figure it will stretch

>The interrupter lever you're using isn't designed to be used that way. I'd go with something more traditional.

handlebars too big to put it near the stem. I need to order another one

>Your seat post may be on backward (or crappy).
yeah it probably is and its a weird situation since it is a 22mm seatpost with a separate rail clamp thing
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>>795088
Hey
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>>795136
Hi.
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A glorified Pringles tin in a bottle cage holds a surprising amount of shit
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>>795172
Seat looks like its melting off
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>>795182

It is.

#straya
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>>795079
is this a case of "I've had this bike since I was a teen, and I'm never letting go" ?
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>>795152
Howdy
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>>795419
>>795421

posted from Clover, full size sry
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I like my bike, I just bought a bike tool kit so I can better maintain it. Got a maintance book too. Pretty excited. I really just got into cycling last year other than my youth riding on walmart fixies.

Yeah I know that the saddle bag is pretty xbox hueg but I like being prepared, got two tubes a backup battery for my light because I ride at night only and a backup usb charger to charge my phone just in-case. oh and a multi-tool
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>>795510
>>795510
...you really don't need two spare tubes. stick one in and replace the other with a tire boot kit and tube patch kit. really you can repair most tube and tire flats on the road but i wouldn't want to be stuck at night somewhere with an unrepairable tube and no spare. also imo medical supplies are more important than a second spare, as well. throw in some alcohol wipes, gauze pads, and medical tape. it really sucks riding home with exposed torn up skin stinging the entire way. takes up no space, really. i'd also really recommend a small led maglite in case you have to pull over to work on anything. bike lights won't do you much good cause you won't really have anyplace to mount it usefully whereas you can stick a small maglite between your chompers and aim it wherever you're looking :-)
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>>795421
Nashbar XR-1. Nice. Is that the model with the cutout or no?

I have the non-cutout model and it's aces. Except I'm rocking a slightly wider Velo right now. It's just a better fit on my MTB.

Either way. the XR-1 is great bang for buck, for sure.
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>>795510
also throw in a knife. never know when it could be useful
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>>795524
>Bring medical supplies

Yeah going to do that now since I did fall down and gouge my leg on the large gear and it bleed pretty bad and is still sorta bleeding. I do also have a patch kit but the light and the medical supplies are a good idea, but my main bike light is easily detached from the handlebars so I can point it at the tires pretty easy if I have to fix a flat

>>795529
Not sure if your joking but that is a good idea
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>>795532
Not anon, but yeah. A GOOD knife. No joke. So many survival uses if it comes to it.
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>>795532
you really need both hands to do most anything when it comes to working on a bike. i've been in that situation and when i realized i couldn't hold my bike light in my mouth i was totally cursing myself for not realizing that would be a problem
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>>795538
So how would a maglite be different?
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>>795539
you can hold a small double AAA battery led maglite pretty easily in your mouth. they don't weigh much, are easy to bite onto, and work very well
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>>795540
oh they have a single aaa one actually. i'd get that. i have the double but the single looks perfect
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>>795381
No I've been wanting to build a 90,s mtb for a few months. I'm only 21
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>>795638
Gotta get a bar tape
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>>795639
dem drilled hubs

I can never own a drill press. I wouldn't be able to help myself. The morning after regret would be immense.
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>>795510
wtf is wrong with your bar angle? how can you even ride in those drops?
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>>795688
Yeah it needs to be adjusted

I am just trying to see what feels the best and after finishing my 30 miles ride I think I need to change some things around because I am getting some lower back pain
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>>795064

That brake lever doesn't seem very convenient
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>>795527

Good to hear, and yeah its the non-cutout version. Amazon(and Nashbar) had it for $16 the other day and I had heard good things so I grabbed one. Love the look, feels comfy so far.
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>>795689
If it was me I'd just buy different bars and flip the stem but I'd only recommend you switching up those bars. Different shaped bars would be more comfortable especially for the drop position and you don't have to keep hunting for a compromise angle.
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>>795524
>>795529
>>795538
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the tape was from earlier in the day, cracked the band holding my brake lever.

fun bike though,dropper is the godsend.
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>>795732
wrong thread, wooooops.
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Took her out for a spin today.

Went to lbs to get new 105 chain, and 105 ten speed cassette. They installed it, but it was not shifting correctly? Kept skipping. I took a look at it, wasn't shifting correctly, at all, but they put a Tiagra cassette on it, refunded me $25 and it works fine now.

Anybody know why it might not work?
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>>795708
I can post a reaction image too
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>>795708
what's your problem, mate? riding at night warrants some extra precaution. i'll take being prepared to DIY whatever you can over being stuck miles away from home on a dark road alone and hoping you can call somebody for help. DIY or die insecure freds need not apply
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>>795638
>head badge
>CCCP

is this a Soviet bike? What does the swallow symbolize?
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>>795707
What bars should I get?
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>>790421
Can anyone tell me the exact model of this bike? I got no idea
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