I want to buy a bike but know next to nothing about them. I'll be commuting at least 6 miles everyday for the next year. I've seen mountain bikes are cheaper but I don't really know the difference between them and the other types of bikes. How much should I be spending? I have about 300 dollars as a budget.
>>1030458 The best thing you can buy with 300 is a used bike from a bike shop that sells them. If that's not an option and you had to buy something new and cheap, and assuming you're of relatively average height, your best option will be a hybrid or cheap mountain bike without a suspension fork. Spend $150-200 on a cheap hybrid then take it to a bike shop and pay them to check it over and make sure everything is set up properly (should cost you about $50)
>Last year, buy a Walmart bike, pic related >"Eh fuck it better than nothing." >One year later >The brake cables are fucked, the little caps at the end came off and now I stab myself when I move my hand down near them. >Speaking of brakes, the rear brakes are completely fucked to Hell, with no chance of ever using theme without replacing the damn pads and brake cables entirely. >Rear deraileur constantly shifts up and down gears, and goes slack when I put load on the peddles, leading to very dangerous situations when the fucker goes slack during a ride on the road >The seat is extremely fucking uncomfortable and hard. I am too lazy to buy a new one. >The handlebar covers are worn away too >The chainwheel is very wobbly; I'm pretty sure its going to break anytime now. This was a mistake. Realistically, how much money would it cost to make this fucking thing worth riding? Or am I better off throwing it in the dumpster and getting a bike that isn't garbage?
>>1028723 Alright. Well how much would a decent used bike be? I'm very poor. I'm a retard working part time at Walmart as a cart pusher while working my way through college. I pretty much just bike to work. I could just run but biking is funner.
Would installing new brake pads and cables be difficult? The only thing I've done bike-mechanic wise is just install fucking lights and replace the tire which went flat a few weeks ago.
I've been hanging around here for a while but I've never really gotten around to posting until now. I'm going to be travelling to Japan somewhat soon and was wondering if there are resources that can get me into understanding this sort of thing more. Technical stuff (how each one works), specialist websites for Railfans, beginners guides, all appreciated, and anything else you think is relevant. Sorry if I sound like an idiot, I'm just not exactly sure how to get into this.
So me and my brother are working on starting a bicycle courier company in our city (probs launching everything June), where right now there are essentially no same day delivery companies, at least I can't find any on Google, which in 2016 is essentially not existing.
We've never been couriers, we both like cycling and are okay city riders, but never delivered anything.
>>1027606 Well I'm not changing my workshop chair for an office chair, in that scenario I'd rather continue working in electronics because I like that too.
>You need to hire some dudes to do the job for you. I've seen so many businesses (especially bars) fail because of this mentality. There will be a lot of shit to do and we might not make a lot of money in the first months, so we won't hire anyone.
We're two, I guess we'll have to do both and swap... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1027606 Not true. I used to know I dude when I lived in Miami that started his own courier company. He delivered himself as well as hire other people to do it. He would only do this if it was busy enough because he wanted to make sure his employees got enough deliveries and made enough money.
ITT: department store (Walmart, Kmart, etc.) and other super low end bikes. Bonus points for wacky or unusual ones. I wouldn't probably want to ride pic related though (the frame looks really questionable to me).
So I have a couple questions that I don't know if anyone would have the answers to here but here goes. 1. The easier of the 2 is how would I get the gear ratio for my axles in front and back. I plan on going from 35" to 46" tires and I hear a lot that I am most likely going to have to change the gear ratio. I have Dana 60 front and rear axles. 2. This one is a doozy.
TL;DR : 4 years after buying truck trying to register it in different state than bought. How much is it gonna cost and how am I gonna do it?
So I am an Armyfag and so, before... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
When I bought the truck I bought it from the parents of the guy selling it. I don't have a POA from him to them for them to sell it to me. I bought it with a cashier's check and the lien got put in to Navy Federal. BUT because the POA was never obtained I couldn't get a new title with navy federal being the lien holder. So I have the original title, with his credit agency being the lien holder.
I paid 1000 for some dudes my shady ass godfather vetted to install all the parts I bought for my truck using deployment money. I had 1500$ left and 3 days... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I unplug everything and shits good. About 25 miles outside of base death wobbles are back and it's so bad we almost run into a big rig. We pull of the side of the highway and a state trooper gives us escort to a parking lot about 2 miles down the road. I have a tow truck pick us up and drive us to base. Got to the auto skills center (basically a mechanic shop you can work on your own car for cheap, they have every tool you can think of, hydraulic lifts, etc) and brother found that they installed everything wrong (my brother was better at mechanical stuff than me until I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi /n/ I came across this bike at a flea market for about $70. I bought it as an impulse buy. as near as I can tell it is a late 50's early 60's western flyer/murray. I am unable to find the serial/model number on it as some else re-painted it years ago. I am probably going to rebuild/restore/customize it, but only if its worthless. If its worth something to an actual collector I will probably sell it off and let them take care of it properly.
Now on to the questions, I am only 75% sure its a western flyer and I am looking for any info anyone might have on properly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1028670 An entry level mountain bike is always cheaper than a road bike, that's why a lot of child have them even if they didn't mountain bike. A lot of people will lose their job if mountain bike are only used to mountain bike and road bike to race.
Quite a lot of changes since the last time I posted. Brake upgrade to XT M785, shorter stem, 1x10 11-42 conversion, some more sensible tyres (Schwalbe of course, the professional's choice) and some new wheels.
Brought the weight down from 18.2kg to 16.1kg (40.1 pounds to 35.5) and with most of that weight coming off the wheels it makes a massive difference to the handling.
Took this obligatory picture the other day. Going to swap this frame out soon, the rear disc tab has a crack that is growing at an alarming rate. I have an Identiti Dr. Jekkyl frame, I'll probably use that with some new wheels.
I bought a cheap Wal-Mart aluminum frame cruiser for $150 three years ago and it held up surprisingly well. Mine looks like this, minus lights and fenders. It is a nice bike for trail and off-road use.
Do you anons think cruisers should be single speed, 3 speed hub, or have a full cassette derailleur? Do you think a coaster brake is good enough? I like the traditional single speed coaster setup.
>>1010507 >Do you anons think cruisers should be single speed, 3 speed hub, or have a full cassette derailleur? Do you think a coaster brake is good enough? 3-speed is a lot nicer than 1, but 7- or 8-speed makes the bike a WHOLE lot nicer. The nexus-7 hub you can get with a coaster brake. I think the 8-speed only comes with a roller brake. Which still works good for casual use too. Just no mountain descents.
>>1029222 You don't have to work very hard to imagine this, just look at pictures of American cities from the turn of the last century and imagine the buildings with more modern facades and taller average heights (especially in the urban core). Chicago, New York, San Fransisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, etc. were all big, bustling places well before the advent of sprawl.
Any current pilots have any experience with ATP or know anyone who's trained through ATP?
Currently I'm working on my PPL through a small local flight school and really like it. I made up my mind a few years ago that I want to go Airline for a career. So it's something I'm working on. I keep seeing and reading about ATP Flight School's success rate and how they guarnetee a CFI job and it's easy to get hired on with a Regional with them. But, I've also heard it's a "for money" school. I'm just trying to gather more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hi, So, I got a DUI and suprisingly that really fucked my job up in IT (working for government). I'm sick of office work, and I want to get into pest control (my uncle is one of the best service techs in a top 3 pest control company).
I cant get hired their do to a DUI (lots of work at night, driving vehicles), but I realized I can now get my CDL license in California.
Where do I start, and how do I get it for minimal cost?
After doing some research, I've released that there is not a single bike lock out there that is thicker than a bolt cutters spread. I want to make my own lock, one that is incredibly thick and large. I have absolutely no idea how to do this. Any advice? Has anyone done something like this before?
>>1028167 You're pissing into the wind. This has been tried a million times. The best anyone can do is slow down a bike thief. You make it too big for bolt cutters? They get a cutoff saw. You make it too difficult? Maybe they destroy your bike out of spite. Also why make a bike lock that ends up being as heavy as the entire bike? Makes no sense. Just don't park your bike anywhere risky, or never let it out of your sight, or park it inside somewhere. This is like trying to prevent 100% of tire punctures, it's impossible... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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