Hey guys I need some help finding a new bike helmet. The current one i have is extremely bulky and doesn't really fit all that well. Im looking for something light, low profile, and less than $50. I know that doesn't seem like a very good budget but its all i can afford. Thanks guys.
An anon in another thread suggested that cagers who get caught driving drunk or who hit someone due to carelessness (such as texting while driving) should have their driver's license permanently revoked for the rest of their life. This is obviously a good idea and it's stupid as fuck that it's not already this way. If we work together, perhaps we could put together a lobbying group and actually put this legislation into effect in the United States (since that's where the majority of /n/ users live). What do you guys think? I think we can pull it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Its a good idea in theory, but it will never work unless we completely rethink licensing of vehicles and drivers.
As it is people get nailed for driving while disqualified, or driving without a license or insurance all the time. I wouldn't be surprised if a good portion of the hit and runs are people that fall into those categories.
What is needed are vehicles that will only move if the operator has a valid license and no alcohol in their system. The technology exists to implement such a system. It would be difficult enough to get it mandated for new cars,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It won't happen, in too many places in the US driving a car has become a practical necessity for life. Take away a license permanently and you impose a major limitation on someone's ability to work, support families, and contribute to society, so when you factor in the externalities, taking away someone's license would be akin to sending them to jail for 5-10 years if not longer. There's no way on earth that qualifies as justice, particularly in the case of true accidents or situations where negligence isn't obvious.
>>993617 None of them. I hate them all. The co-op is great though. The bike shops are all ripoffs and cater to only the rich freds. Called one today named 'outlet bike' I asked if they had tires under $30. They didn't. Fuck bike shops.
It's the stupidest thing in the world but the LA Metro has no toilets. I had to take a piss while riding the train and I had to wait until I got near a Starbucks. Some of the Metro stations are nowhere near an easily accessible toilet. It's piss poor planning and a generally shitty thing that there are no restrooms at the stations here.
Where I live the metro system has no public bathrooms, Each station has a bathroom but it's for the workers only, or if someone really begs a security guy because he's about to shit himself. I'm fine with it, it would attract too many hobos and all kinds of scum.
>>998025 i mean honestly that situation happens to me almost every commute, I just chose to stop so I don't get hit. If I just kept going straight, it would be 100% their fault regardless of my search history
my building doesn't have any place to store the bikes where they can be both locked up and under a shelter so it's standing in the rain. I already noticed some nasty brown shit on the brake plates after I didn't ride it for two weeks. how fucked am I and the bike?
What are /n/'s oppinions on aero bikes? I just bought one a week ago, mainly because I got a really good deal on it, and I have to say, so far i am impressed. Not really any difference in the ride, compared to my last bike (canyon endurance) but theres definately a psychological difference. >pic related. my pleb bike. Merida reacto 500. with shimano Ultegra.
for me the only type of road bike is worth to buy is Endurance one, you can ride comfy on it with all benefits of "Being a road bike" that you can customize for more preferred style of riding if you want to save 10 seconds on 100 mile run as example.
Aero look cool from the side, but thats where it ends for me, a scam worthy only for racers not people who use bikes to commute, travel, exercise etc.
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>>997682 i partially agree with you, i dont nescesarily think its faster, but as mentioned, i got it really cheap, and i liked the way it looked and felt on the road. - my previous bike was a canyon endurance AL 6.0, which was much more endurance minded. which was nice for long runs, but somewhat slower than my new one.
>has no idea about MTB even after having owned two previously >meme wheelsize >FS meme >caring about frame brand reputation >no groupset, wheelset or brakeset preference other than "awesome" >muh black on black on black FUCKING FREDS
There are people that buy a mtb for 4000$. Then put it in a car to drive to some hill to take a gondola up, ride down and put it back into the car again. Then they drive home and shitpost on some forums about how hardcore they are.
There are people that buy a road bike for 9000$. Then ride it 20 miles on roads built for cagers to the coffee shop and back. Then they bike home to their condo and shitpost about how hardcore and green they are.
I'll be moving soon to NZ and would really love to do some mountain biking, but I broke my tail-bone a few years back and still can't sit on a bicycle seat for even 5 minutes without the pain being too much. Are there any modifications that could help? I've seen some seats with a small slit down the back but I don't think that would help much.
With mountain biking in particular its useful to build the muscle to ride standing up for long periods of time anyway. My main bike is actually a dirt jumper with a seat to low to actually be usable. I've done 20 mi+ on this bike.
>>996537 I hope you're better at bicycling than you are at Google. There's lot of resources for this available online. https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/transamerica-trail/
Can I have some feedback on how I service my bike?
- I use a syringe to apply lube into each of the chain links before putting it on the bike. - I use a clean silky paintbrush to apply lube onto the teeth of the cassette, so I don't paint the entire cassette, just brush over the teeth. - RaceFace Narrow Wide 32t with a 9 speed cassette with no bash ring or chain guide. - Using an Alivio RD. (Will upgrade to something 10 speed eventually). - Tubeless on medium difficult terrain - 9cm stem, I find it helps me keep my wheel forward when things get rough
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Eh, it's alright. It sucks they cheapened out on the crankset, and I'm not so sure how well would Sora road brake levers work with mechanical brakes, never tried it though. Wheels are also nothing special but not awful either, I'd get them trued and the spokes re-tensioned as soon as they go out of true (they will)
>>996167 Just from the local co-op. I pulled them out of a parts bin and used the original tape. Not really sure what the tape is called. It has no adhesive and is really thin. >>996173 You sound like my brother.
Not "everything" there is to know, but almost certainly everything you will need to know. You need to get seriously arcane before you move from Park Tool to Sheldon. If it's not on Sheldon, Google is almost your only resource. If it's not easily google-able, ask here.
I recently picked up an old Shwinn Mesa Runner for $60. Looks exactly like pic related but with a different seat and handles. It currently has non indexed thumb shifters and was looking to upgrade to more modern shifters. Its a 10 speed but modern 5 speed shifters are much more expensive than 7 speed ones. Is it possible to convert this to a 14 speed or should I just get new 10 speed shifters? Thanks guys.
hello, /b/ros.I am tryina learn how to ride the bicycle.I did that when i was little and i am 20 now. I don't know if i just forgot how or i am too afraid of it.I tried standing on it while holding onto my sister and i was shaking.The seat is also a bit higher and i cannot let it any lower and my legs aren't reaching all the way down normally. I also cannot get a new one atm. or helping wheels. Any tips?
Find a nice gentle slope/hill that ends in a wide and empty space.
Walk to the top of the hill, get on your bike, ride it down without pedaling. Get used to how much more stable your bike feels at speed. That's the key. Most beginners assume slower = more stable. It's the opposite for bikes. The faster you go, the less wobbly it will feel.
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