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Don't see a specified used bike thread/buying thread so here goes


I'm just looking for a basic, light bike to get around town in. Plenty of hills and trails but I don't need a road or mountain bike. Does this seem like a decent deal?
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Yes, that's actually a very good deal considering SF prices.

Keep in mind that it's a large bike though, possibly XL. Riding a bike that doesn't fit is an exercise in misery.

you better be 6'4"

Can you explain the 90's rigid mtb meme? I rarely go on this board but have already seen it. I was considering one of these but I'd prefer this one assuming it's lighter/easier to ride around town.

I'm 6'3", maybe with short legs. I'll double check but I thought the 23" would fit well?

Urban planning is heavily tied to transportation policy and planning.
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What are the biggest urban/transportation planning blunders your city committed?

In the Twin Cities during the construction of the interstate between the downtowns they bulldozed almost all of the preeminent black neighborhood to acquire the needed right of way. There is now a block wide trench that separates the neighborhood. You can see with this map on the left side where the black neighborhood mostly was and where they placed the interstate.
I have a feeling a number of cities have made mistakes with their construction of interstates through their city.
Is anyone here working in planning? I am seriously considering trying to make a career change into an /n/ related field, either in planning or policy, or one of the local transit agencies
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>What are the biggest urban/transportation planning blunders your city committed?

They built up a main road as a continuation of a rather narrow road where houses were already built in the 20th century.

Now people don't want to sell and a major arterial road has a section with single lanes that completely fucks with rush hours.

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What's /n/'s opinion on BMX bikes?
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I just went and watched BMX racing to see if my son would be into it. He was and it made me all nostalgic for when I used to race.

If it makes you happy fucking do it. Who gives a shit what other people say. >>987795
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>>987795im the poster above. Here's a picture of my 1997 GT Raider from when I was a kid. I still have it. I was a fucking idiot and stripped and painted it.

I have a ton of respect for the BMX skillset but don't care much for skate culture.

I think most people don't really know enough bike handling to even respect the skillset, which is a bit of a shame.

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What's the most discrete way to break a bike lock/chain?

What's better, a chain or one of those U locks?
Or one of those plastic coated flexible steel braids?
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that word doesn't mean what you think it means, dirtbag


He agrees that piggyback has the safest way to travel
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Who does?
He does.

Who's he?

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>riding my normal training ride
>i don't wear a helmet, never have and never will because i know how to control a bicycle like a big boy
>coming up on a group of freds
>they give me a look like the kid at the grocery store whose mother wouldn't buy them that candy bar while I'm eating a king sized right in front of them
>smirk and drop them
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Do not even get me started with people like that. They think they are sooo superior and fast so treat people like shit. But 9/10 they are fucking crap despite looking all quick. I chase and drop everyone who does that. They are the fag cyclists that everyone hates sooo much. And to make things even worse they are the majority of roadies out there. MTB isn't much better but it's better none the less.
>I chase and drop everyone who does that.
Get a load of this fred
How many watts per kilo can you hold for an hour? Oh right, you don't have power because you're a fat cheap-skate Fred.

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Are Crust Bikes the memest bullshit decade-late anarcho hipster punk crap or totally the future of shitcycling?
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Had to look it up


Fucking hell, their logo is literally a pink unicorn
>headtube badges
>anti-lycra shirts
>fillet brazed stem

They make the Evasion frame (named after a Crimethinc book about a vegan straight edge anarchist who stole and scammed everything, and freed a bunch of mink + other ecoterrorism before he went to jail)

This bike is probably #2 on the hot hipster frames after Elephant NFEs. Third is Soma Wolverine

26+ touring bike

They also make a 66.6cm drop bar because The Devil
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They also make a cargo fork that I think is a rip off of the Zaftig cargo fork

I want to convert my MTB to a commuter bike i would use only on asphalt and concrete. Is ut useful to change my MTB tires to slick tires?
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Should make you go a little faster. Slicks have better grip on asphalt too. But you might get more flats. Knobs on mtb tires help keep the casing above small sharp stuff.
Damn i dont wanna get flats.
Is the weight saving effect of the new tires important? I've seen somewhere that weight saving on your tires is more important than on your frame.
So get slicks with good flat protection. There are a lot out there, often labeled as commuter or touring tires. I'm currently using Schwalbe Marathons and having good success with them.

What kind of cycling infrastructure do you like and don't like?

I generally like any kind of cycle path that is separated from motorized traffic. Shared lane markings are useful only on quiet roads; otherwise, they are useless.

I don't understand why anybody would travel by bicycle on a busy road, especially if there's a perfectly good cycle path available to them. Why would somebody do that?
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Cager here, I would love for you fags to have separate designated cycling streets and bike paths in every city so I don't have to deal with or even see you on the road.
We need to start carrying caltrops for faggots like you.
>off street paths are the best
No, those are band aids
Bike only (except for service vehicles) streets are the apex of cycle infrastructure

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I got caught on a speed camera after getting caught in an intersection because someone turned in front of me, if I get an internal review do you think they will drop the charges?
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no dude sorry but you are 120% fucked

They may suspend your license if you try and fight it so you should just buy a bike and take buses and trains from now on
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That feel when fell for the 27.5 inch meme.
That feel when fell for the tapered steerer meme.
That feel when fell for the disk brakes meme.
That feel when fell for the wearing a helmet meme.
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rolling 11x53 all day long nigga
I run a 29" for my bike. I use it on days that end in "y". I wouldn't worry about it.
Sounds to me like you really just don't like riding a bike at all and should just give up on it, you have too many complaints.

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Just was hit last night but thankfully not badly at all. Right ribcage is slightly bruised, lips a bit bruised, feel a bit nauseous though and just generally sluggish, and couldn't stomach anything but 2 slices of bread this morning, even though I normally eat like 1k calories for breakfast.

Anyone else have similar symptoms? I have work and school in like a couple of hours and don't want to pass out/die half way through class/work
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Yep. I was racing home to watch something on TV with some people, and started to salmon cycle like a retard.
Guy in a truck making a right (or maybe just tying to cross) onto the road I was on the left side of drove DIRECTLY into me. Glasses were thrown, I took the hit entirely to my face and shoulder.
He got halfway out of his car, but I just took a serious header and was embarrassed about being where I shouldn't, so I didn't make a scene about making him stay, so the fucker left.
(I wonder if...
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Oh, meant to add, sounds like you may have a concussion, for real. Especially if you're feeling sick.
Yea I assumed my central nervous system was a bit out of wack,gonna skip the gym for this week at least but still bike around campus because it's better than walking in the heat

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What are some online stores that sell bike parts?
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universalcycles - easiest site to use. slightly higher prices, wait for discount email and buy

somafabrications/IRD - I can't hate on these guys because they have sweet bar tape and handlebars

nashbar - if you priority is dirt cheap, this is the site for you. Occasional amazing deals

jensen - my all-time favorite. Low on selection but shipping to the east coast is faster than universal cycles, and prices are a little better

ebay - the ultimate way to buy shit you don't need...
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>mountain bikers who can't bunny hop

how is this a thing? Seriously I see people all the time who have been riding for years and can't bunny hop for shit.

Why? why why why? it's not that hard.
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hey idk how to bunny hop, how do you do it?
Bunny hop is so relevant to mountain biking.
One can not complete a mtb trail without bunnyhopping.
Well I'm doing my best, god...

No need to be a shit sucker about it. I can jerk any bike off the ground the other way, but bunnyhopping is something I haven't mastered yet.

This applies only when there are fucking park benches on the track as obstacles. Doing a normal jump on a bicycle is not called bunnyhopping.

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About 10 years ago i swapped most of the parts of my bike for various shit. (most of the hardware is now Deore) Then i stopped riding a bike.
Now i want to get back into commuting with my bike but i realized that it is too slow. I think my front chainrings are too small.
Is is possible to swap the largest one for a larger chain ring?
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It will probably be difficult to find rings in that fitment and I doubt you'll find anything larger, what do you have currently? I'd just replace the whole crankset.
>i want to get back into commuting with my bike but i realized that it is too slow.
>my front chainrings are too small.

Cadence and cardio motherfucker. Having a bigger front gear will not make you go faster. That's not how bikes work. You just have to ride more.
If he's spinning out then a larger chainring will help.

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Hello my /n/egus

I like to use my trainer and I use trainer road not so much for the plans but for giving me real time readings for cadence, power and heart rate

I don't like paying for it

Is there a program or freeware software that could provide the readings? I usually do a free ride so the plans dont really matter to me for now
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So you're a weak cowardly faggot who just can't bring himself to ride on the street like a normal person? Pathetic. Kill yourself.
>tfw that chick is probably 60 years old by now
40s Kelly Jaworski aka tiffany amber thissen

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this is my bike, i didn't give it any use in eight years and i can't afford a brand new one

what can i do to bring it back to life?
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Pump up those tires and see whether they hold air.

If not > new tubes.

Cracks in the sidewall of the tire are not necessarily = dead tire. If the carcass is sound (fabric) you can use them for a while.

See if the brakes work. If they are hard to press, you want to
a) take out the cables and put some oil into the housing
b) use new housing and cables
c) check the caliper arms. If they don't move easily, take off and use grease on the bosses, then reassemble.
d) Check whether...
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If you don't know anything about bike maintenance just take it to your local bs, it looks rideable.

Is building your own bike easy? I want to build one similar to this but I have no idea where to start.

Anyone got some resources/guides to read up on?
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That is a concept bike which gears can be shifted by brainwaves. If you had any idea how to build you werent on /n/ asking how to do it. Do yourself a favor and start by patching a flat tube and replacing a chain.
You don't. It'd cost you far more to build a bike from the frame up than it would to just go in a shop and pay full retail for one, because the startup costs to work with even aluminum, let alone carbon fiber, would eat you alive. This is not even addressing the issue of learning how to weld properly, or learning how to work with carbon fiber properly, or learning how to design a bike frame properly in the first place. You want to do all those things, plan on spending the next 10 years learning the ropes...
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No guys I mean like, assemble a bike with parts I brought online/at a store

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How do you carry your bike lock /n/ ?
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trunk bag

I've got a cable lock and a D lock and both came with bike mounts that I used for a while but eventually it became easier to just carrying them in my backpack. Because I often ride my bike without needing to lock it up or use the backpack and the times when I do need to lock it up is when I need my backpack as well. So the locks just stay in the backpack now.
>not mounting to handlebar so it can double as an aerobar.

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>buy brand new $2000 baiku
>its stolen 2 days later
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>buying new while living on a shithole filled with burglars and drug addicts.

If you live on a ghetto, get a ghetto bike.
Check your transportation privilege, you victim-blaming thief apologist!
sup homies, anyone wanna buy this brand new bike I found, for like too hunid. i need da muffin scratch yo. hmu

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A couple of years ago I was gifted a Kona Dew Plus, a hybrid bike. I rode it maybe about 70 miles all together and for whatever reason became disenchanted by it because I wanted a road bike. That didn't happen and my cycling career ended. But now I need to exercise, do cardio, and I want to get into shape... and I hate running so I pulled it out of storage.

It's a pretty sweet bike to be honest, don't know why I became bitchy about it. Some nuts rusted but nothing on the frame and it's essentially in perfect condition just dusty and the tires are...
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Most LBS do a full overhaul for 100-150$ but you dont need to do that, get some generic degreaser at a hardware store for like 10 bucks clean the drivetrain and buy bike specific chain lube and lube the chain, Use the videos at GCN for help. do you want to change the tires or tubes? tubes are about 7$ each

tldr: Get Gud and do it yourself.
are you sure the tyres need replacing? check the tubes.
why do you think you need new bars if you've barely touched the bike? try bar ends, at least.

post a pic of the actual bike.

I'll clean the bike and the chain but I'll bring it to the bike store for the tires.

How would I clean the brakes? They squeel a little but stop. They are disk brakes.

I guess I just need tubes? The tread on the tires is fine. How much should I expect to spend for the guy to install them?

I don't need new handle bars but I want them. The current handlebars are just flatbars but they're in great condition.

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How much does it cost to ride on the train where you live? Where I am it costs $10 to go into Boston and $5 to go into any other zone.
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about .75 for a ride to one stop down the line
$1.75 anywhere in metro range. Costs get a lot higher real fast when transferring to munis though
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Accidentally the pic

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What is your opinion on Tannus solid tires? Has any of you used them before? What about bumpiness? Rolling resistance? Weight? Etc. Im thinking about getting them for my singlespeed commuter.

Thanks for the help
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They are a pita to mount.

The can damage to your rim because unlike pneumatic tire,a solid one transfers all shocks to a localized part of the rim wheres a pneumatic tire more or less distributes its load over the rims entire length more or less,thats why rims can be made so light.

Pneumatic tires offer better progressive spring characteristics (eg less rollan resistance and more comfort)

I havent ridden the tannus brand but I did ride a similairly closed-cell foam solid tire,it sucked shit.

I dunno about the weight,Tannus states that their system...
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Welp.brb just gonna kill myself.
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Solid post though

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New /bqg/
Old one is at: >>996461

Opening with..
Any good resources for adjusting bb7s?
I was descending from a mountain the other day and at one point, I found I was decelerating on the descent. Didn't know what to do about them so I just kind of worked the brake and stuff until shit stopped being shit but it's probably in need of tuning.
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Have you considered discarding them and getting dual piston brakes now that you've discovered why people stopped buying BB7s?
My front wheel suffered from a serious amount of rust, seizing the QR skewer in the hub. Took a great amount of force and time to get it out. Is it possible to just replace the skewer or do I have to service the hubs too?
>good resources for adjusting bb7s
OP what do you want to know? BB7s are possibly the easiest disc caliper to adjust:
1. verify the rotor is true and bolted securely to the hub, and that the hub is fully located in the dropouts
2. align the caliper with the rotor so that there's no rubbing - and try to get the fixed brake pad as close as possible to the rotor
3. use the adjusting knobs on each side of the BB7 to fine tune pad position so that they both sit as possible to...
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Can be any type of cycling.
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i am my own hero
This bitch
Into some heavy doping, are ya OP?

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Was Eurotunnel a mistake?
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Was OP a mistake?
>Was Eurotunnel a mistake?
Why you aks?
The UK is no longer an island nation.


Does anyone know what these sort of things are classified as? To ride this to and from work would I be required to register it or get a license. I'm from Massachusetts.
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No you
Judgemental prick

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All silliness aside, does anyone here actually own one of these babies?
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that looks collectible af
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Did, but its gone now

I fucking hope not. That's like a downgrade from a Walmart rigid "MTB".

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20" wheels


Tattoos unwelcome
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