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ok /n/what the actual fuck.and...
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)19:24 UTC+1 No.641568 Report

ok /n/
what the actual fuck.

and craigslist thread
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)19:49 UTC+1 No.641577 Report

>pedalling is too hard
>I'll just get one of dem road bikes
>Oh shit this feels weird
>Better do a few adjustments to make it comfy
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)20:01 UTC+1 No.641587 Report

>"I don't like being hunched over"
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)20:28 UTC+1 No.641602 Report


why r u hating on my bike? I had wrist surgery so I gotta take it easy for awhile and avoid putting too much weight on my wrist.

My options were to either
-not ride (not going to happen)
-adjust my position to be more upright (which I did)
-or buy a new bike
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)20:28 UTC+1 No.641603 Report

>all those missing spokes
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)20:33 UTC+1 No.641606 Report

muh grams
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)20:33 UTC+1 No.641607 Report

Is the fork backwards or is it just ugly?
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)20:44 UTC+1 No.641615 Report

It's rotated 45 degrees up
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)21:02 UTC+1 No.641620 Report

Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)21:52 UTC+1 No.641646 Report

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to make a bike fit.

So what?
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)22:00 UTC+1 No.641653 Report


I know that feel anon. Pic related is the only way I can make the new citi bikes comfortable to ride for more than a few blocks.
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)22:39 UTC+1 No.641674 Report

Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)22:43 UTC+1 No.641676 Report

Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)22:47 UTC+1 No.641677 Report

I'm more interested as to why there's a massive rock on the ground behind.
Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)22:59 UTC+1 No.641682 Report

Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)00:02 UTC+1 No.641709 Report

My god, that drops setup, so much fucking why
Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)00:13 UTC+1 No.641718 Report

Less maintenance than a "Warning, Drain grates" sign
Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)00:21 UTC+1 No.641726 Report

It's not backwards because check the rake. It still has a positive rake so that's the intended facing. Also the brake position is correct.
Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)03:38 UTC+1 No.641777 Report

>downward facing stem-mounted reflector.

>missing spokes
>cross laced when not supposed to be
>dat fork
>dem shiftes

Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)04:05 UTC+1 No.641785 Report

The one top right, nignog.
Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)06:59 UTC+1 No.641841 Report

He wanted $800 for it.
Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)07:40 UTC+1 No.641847 Report

Spokie Dokies!

When I was a kid, other kids stole them off my bike.

As an adult, I found some in the garage of a sharehouse and put one on my front wheel 'ironically'.
Anonymous 03/27/14(Thu)05:30 UTC+1 No.642302 Report


Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)03:17 UTC+1 No.645646 Report

Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)03:44 UTC+1 No.645676 Report

This is the future
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)04:17 UTC+1 No.645700 Report

>fixed gear fixtie fixed track bike

>dat chrome
>dat candy red
;_; somebody please save this frame before it gets stickerbombed
sieg heil 04/03/14(Thu)07:57 UTC+1 No.645758 Report

my local craigslist has like 5 ghost bikes for sale.....
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)13:07 UTC+1 No.645856 Report

>size 54-55-56

How can it have three fucking sizes? At least mention where you measured, goddamn.

It is a beautiful frame though, I'd buy that in an instant if it wasn't too small for me
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)13:55 UTC+1 No.645862 Report

Two sizes is standard (pedal axle to middle or top of the top tube). Maybe they've thrown in bottom too?
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)14:24 UTC+1 No.645869 Report

That's pretty cool, even if impractical as hell.

But I have a feeling that it's gonna turn out to be poorly spray-painted white on closer inspection.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)17:43 UTC+1 No.645907 Report

>Oh sweet Jesus.
>I came.
I bet the bastard tries to squeeze way more than
$220 out of the buyer.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)18:42 UTC+1 No.645915 Report

Its so ugly and they want $875 for it.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)20:44 UTC+1 No.645964 Report

you can get for less on aliexpress
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)20:57 UTC+1 No.645970 Report

Can anybody ID these? Worth it? I'm about 5'11" and worried they will be too big for me.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)21:33 UTC+1 No.645991 Report

/o/ fag here, I'm looking for a bike to ride to my garage after realizing my 12 year old Toys R Us mountain bike feels like shit. What's a good cheap ($200-250) mountain bike? I'm about 5'9.

Looking at:



Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)22:08 UTC+1 No.646011 Report

Looking at this bike
For a hundred bucks, is this worth it?
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)22:17 UTC+1 No.646014 Report

That univega is. Not joking. Needs work though.

The Trek 7.1 is decent. It might be a bit small for you. You can always extend the hell out of the seatpost. The other two are not for riding on paved surfaces.

Look here: http://www.vintagecannondale.com/catalog.html
They should be late 80's to early 90s. Both look great, but the red one is almost certainly too big for you, at 5'11 56cm is what you should be looking for.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)22:43 UTC+1 No.646036 Report

>other two are not for riding on paved surfaces.

How so? Just asking because I never felt "safe" on road bikes with their pencil eraser thin tires. I want something relatively comfortable that I'm not going to tip over and can ride over curbs.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)22:44 UTC+1 No.646038 Report

Is $400 a fair asking price for this bike if it's in decent condition?


Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)22:48 UTC+1 No.646040 Report

One is a BSO, the other retails for 350 dollars and they want too much for it. Getting an actual MTB and putting slick road tires is a viable option. You just don't want shit like crappy suspension.
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)22:51 UTC+1 No.646041 Report


So what's a "approved" list of bike manufacturers (MTBs or I'm guessing what would be Hybrids which look like MTBs with road tires)?

Cannondale, Trek, and what else?
Anonymous 04/03/14(Thu)23:46 UTC+1 No.646071 Report

>my local craigslist has like 5 ghost bikes for sale.....

links or it didn't happen, /n/igger
Anonymous 04/04/14(Fri)00:01 UTC+1 No.646080 Report

No approved list. If it was ever sold at a walmart, don't get it. Brand doesn't matter much.
Anonymous 04/04/14(Fri)00:14 UTC+1 No.646084 Report

$400 is too much IMHO for an entry-level road bike with very basic (but functional) components, in good condition with decent tires I'd pay $250 at most.
Anonymous 04/07/14(Mon)13:57 UTC+1 No.647810 Report

Guy probably rode this once and realized he couldn't even tarck it.
>They're so behind in this country

Anonymous 04/07/14(Mon)14:43 UTC+1 No.647822 Report

it's all about componentry.
Anonymous 04/10/14(Thu)15:51 UTC+1 No.649136 Report

On today's episode of Fashion Victim...
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)20:04 UTC+1 No.651144 Report

Get on my level.
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)21:01 UTC+1 No.651164 Report

I don't understand why hispters like fixies so fucking much.
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)21:09 UTC+1 No.651167 Report

Pic related is called T-Type by Caloi, a brazilian brand.

Bitch is awful. Her geometry is fucked up and the bike is awful. Awful, awful, awful. Slow as fuck, can't turn for shit, frame breaks easily.

I don't even understand why Caloi still sells it, I remember seen them around since I was like 10.. I'm 26 now. It's plenty of time to replace for something better.

Anyway, I saw that pic and it instantly took me to the T-Type... I'm pretty sure that shit is just as bad as the T-Type is.
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)21:59 UTC+1 No.651188 Report

Because they're:
easier to maintain
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)22:03 UTC+1 No.651189 Report

>easier to maintain
I don't get this argument. You only need to maintain a bike's derailleur/shifter if you want it to shift. You can do nothing at all and it will still shift for several years. Even after it eventually breaks, it still has more utility than a bike with one gear cause you can manually put the chain on a different cog before a long climb.
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)22:09 UTC+1 No.651191 Report

>a brazilian brand.

Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)22:22 UTC+1 No.651196 Report

lambo tonino!? shit would match my watch!
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)22:32 UTC+1 No.651198 Report

Actually they're not a bad brand, they just don't give a fuck for their lower tier shit
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)22:33 UTC+1 No.651199 Report

oh fuck my brain said "seeing" and my fingers typed "seen"

my bad... sometimes this shit happens
Anonymous 04/15/14(Tue)22:52 UTC+1 No.651204 Report

Aw hell no.
>Stolen ghost bike :(
Anonymous 04/16/14(Wed)00:09 UTC+1 No.651220 Report

lucky you. i've been looking for a set for about half a year now
Anonymous 04/16/14(Wed)00:35 UTC+1 No.651227 Report

That is not a ghost bike, you mong.
Anonymous 04/16/14(Wed)02:37 UTC+1 No.651250 Report

Fair enough.
Anonymous 04/18/14(Fri)22:00 UTC+1 No.652434 Report

How does he break.
Anonymous 04/18/14(Fri)23:25 UTC+1 No.652479 Report




on a side note, wtf is up with every fucking bike in dc going for 300-400 minimum.

>I got it for 250 in 88, its vintage
Anonymous 04/18/14(Fri)23:29 UTC+1 No.652482 Report

stache 7 for 1000$

trying to arrange a date to check it out
Anonymous 04/19/14(Sat)00:37 UTC+1 No.652513 Report


Anonymous 04/19/14(Sat)04:12 UTC+1 No.652599 Report

Depends what he's breaking.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:31 UTC+1 No.653915 Report


Is this shit for real or is it a gimmick
Awesome Funposter 04/22/14(Tue)04:32 UTC+1 No.653916 Report

Banned by the UCI so it must be good
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:35 UTC+1 No.653920 Report

Softride beam bikes? They're real.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:38 UTC+1 No.653925 Report

uhhh... do your thumbs point up or down while holding those grips?
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:41 UTC+1 No.653928 Report

It's for real. Despite what some people may tell you, the UCI did not impose a blanket ban on them: they are only illegal for road, cyclocross and track.
Awesome Funposter 04/22/14(Tue)04:42 UTC+1 No.653930 Report

But they were banned, implying that they offered some sort of unfair advantage.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:42 UTC+1 No.653931 Report

not mine, just a picture from the interbutts, but I would guess that the rider rests their hands on the very tops of the barends
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:48 UTC+1 No.653934 Report

is this overpriced?

Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:53 UTC+1 No.653939 Report

$380 is way too much, it's not a bad bike but there's nothing much desirable about it either. I'd think $200 max market value if the tires were new and everything worked perfectly.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)04:55 UTC+1 No.653940 Report

It was probably over $1000 new, and personally I find it to be pretty neat, but it is extraordinarily ugly.

A 700c frame with cantis that can take a hit is a cool thing. Hopefully it can fit 35mm + tires, but I doubt it.

The seatpost and oversized stem make it gag-worthy in the looks department.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)05:03 UTC+1 No.653942 Report

Found one here.
Actually tempted to make a gravel grinder out of it.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)05:14 UTC+1 No.653948 Report


thanks for the help. I've been riding for years but I'm just starting to actually become knowledgeable about bikes, so a lot of the time i see an expensive one and i think "oh it must be perfect because it costs a lot". Probably not the case most of the time. Any tips for buying a bike on craigslist? I'm looking to get a hybrid.

>summer adventure bike

right in the feels
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)05:27 UTC+1 No.653953 Report

Hybrid is a pretty broad term, and what most people call hybrids are best suited to be ridden ~3miles to work or school, not great for any real distance.

The number one question is always: What kind of riding do you want to do with it?
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)05:40 UTC+1 No.653954 Report

Half the time I'll be riding leisurely around town, mostly on roads but occasionally on dirt paths. The other half commuting to class (college student). I don't race but I wouldn't mind some speed.

I just really like going for long bike rides in scenic places while listening to music.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)05:48 UTC+1 No.653958 Report

Why do people do this? I mean, I see mostly bums who ride with their handlebars like this but I just don't get it.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)05:58 UTC+1 No.653961 Report

Dirt paths? Hard-packed dirt? A road bike will do, I ride my road bike with 25mm tires over dirt and gravel, but it is sketchy and I can't go very fast without losing traction. Long bike rides? You're going to want drop bars so you want a road bike or a cyclocross bike.

CL tips: Set a good portion of your budget aside for tubes, pump, tools, new tires, etc.
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)06:09 UTC+1 No.653967 Report

hm, i guess i underestimated the toughness of road bike tires. thanks for the knowledge.

Also, if I have a bike with drop bars will i have to be hunched over to ride? I enjoy switching between a hunched over state while gaining speed and sitting upright while cruising and pedaling leisurely. (Is that bad form or something?)
Anonymous 04/22/14(Tue)06:53 UTC+1 No.653986 Report

Not bad form at all. The drops are good for headwinds. as well.
Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)06:07 UTC+1 No.654563 Report

My friend spotted this a couple weeks ago.
Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)06:38 UTC+1 No.654583 Report

muh gramz

Seems reasonably practical for a race bike. Obviously it will fold like a poor poker player when it hits something but for a race-day bike it seems fine. Is it UCI legal though?
Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)06:44 UTC+1 No.654587 Report

Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)06:50 UTC+1 No.654590 Report

Kek isn't that the kickstarter saddle by that chiropractic-tri-fred that cited heat maps as a means to measure how comfortable a saddle is? Someone find his racing results.
>they were pretty shit
Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)08:14 UTC+1 No.654598 Report

Yup. I don't remember what it was called though.
Anonymous 04/23/14(Wed)11:55 UTC+1 No.654637 Report

Hello NJ Friend,

That seller is a used bike dealer in Highland park, he owns a house with literally every room filled with hundreds of bikes. Every bike gets lowest end parts thrown on if they need replacing and all prices are ridiculously high. Do not buy.
Z-Poster 04/25/14(Fri)10:06 UTC+1 No.655400 Report

What do you think /n/? Probably stolen, or definitely stolen?
Anonymous 04/25/14(Fri)16:46 UTC+1 No.655489 Report


Phork702 04/25/14(Fri)17:15 UTC+1 No.655504 Report


I saw that and though the same. It says it was bought on ebay as well.
Anonymous 04/25/14(Fri)17:37 UTC+1 No.655515 Report

one can only hope the rails fail mid climb and you are graciously given an anal gift to help motivate you.
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