I ran suomi ice speeds this winter (thanks mom and dad), but it didn't even snow that much
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.
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.
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.
There is only 1 green tyre and it is GOAT
Yeah, the stem is so ugly and really tough to adjust. Bars will be leveled I guess.
Sweet bike! 24" would be cool but 650c is low enough for me
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
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.
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.
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.
>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.
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.
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.
This bothers me a lot less than it should. Pretty cool actually
Poor quality photo. You all hate it anyway but that don't hurt my swagg.
Well only my right wrist is being a bitch,but that's because some polish skank hit me with here car.
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.
FSA Vero Compact,came stock on the bike.
Very nice compact curve.
Dropped the 1x setup for a compact double for dirt roads and such.
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?
allows you to use a really small spaced cassette. My winter training bike runs a tripple with a 12-23 9 speed
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
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.
>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;
How do you like my low quality cyclocross conversion bike
My road racer is an old Scott S30 but here's one of my dog :D.
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
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)
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.
>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.
Love the frame, would look great more colour! would love to see it with like shamals.
Seems like a lot of fun
Nice goemetry but you have to fix your hipster angle on the saddle
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
Looks great actually, readjust your saddle back a bit.
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?
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...
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.
If you haven't tried this already, I'd upgrade your brake pads before you swap out the calipers.
Trek 7.2 fx 2009, getting surly straggler soon!
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>tfw looking at ads in my area
>most of the ads have large ass frames
/n/ has made me develop a taste for vintage frames and I can't find one.
Picked this up for $200, nothing fancy but gets the job done better than my last beater.
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.
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.
Thanks. Been meaning to replace it, the levers too. Plastic levers, eughh
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..
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.
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.
>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.
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.
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.
if only I actually had Italian components on it
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.
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.
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
bbys first 100km ride around local park (amelia). my legs are dead. Fixed seat since everyone got butthurt over it
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:
Pic related gives a good example of how well they don't blind you. The light is thrown around the bike, not upwards.
Would ride if 6'+
Before 60 mile ride. Only thing I hate is that I need foot cages.
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.
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.
>Don't care about frame mount pump
I'm not carrying that fucking thing in my pocket.
>carbon fork actually looks good there
>quality Wolber rims
I fucking love your bike everytime I see it. Stem needs cutting though.
Picture I took before leaving it outside the mall today, because paranoid.
My only bike until I can smuggle a Canyon into the US...
>SPD-SL on a commuter
>QR lever pointing forward
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
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.
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.
That's good to know though, thanks.
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.
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.
Nothing wrong with that, perfectly acceptable for someone out of shape/somewhat old
That's not a riser stem. It's just not flipped.
I'll give you that one
>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.
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.
Well, i adjusted some of the ergos. Does it look better?
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!
Thanks anons! I'm stoked!
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?
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.
New to me Fuji, picked it up with maybe 300 miles on the frame. Got it for 600. Did I do okay /n/?
Please take a proper picture, from the drivetrain side, like this
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.
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.
i fucking love fujis, they look so sexy. tho your fuji looks trash somewhat lol
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.
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.
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.
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
>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].
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.
Damn I got to get some of those cable covers
Looks like blood veins
cool as shit
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).
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?
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.
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.
don't have a pic of my own, but it's pic related without disc brakes. i love it
It sure is. It feels and rides like a comfy townie bike.
Here's another image, now that the sun has come up.
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.
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
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.
SS without horizontal dropouts? Super cool.
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.
>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
A glorified Pringles tin in a bottle cage holds a surprising amount of shit
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
...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 :-)
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.
>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
Not sure if your joking but that is a good idea
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
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
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.
the tape was from earlier in the day, cracked the band holding my brake lever.
fun bike though,dropper is the godsend.
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?
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