I used clinchers for 'cross this season and pinch flatted a couple times.
For next season, I'm contemplating whether to go tubeless (my rims are WTB tubeless-ready) or tubular.
I live in a ~1000 sqft. condo, carpeted throughout, with no garage or anything. If I get my LBS to put them together for me, is there a chance that tubeless wheels could make a mess if they're just sitting on my bike, in my condo? If I need to add/remove air, could sealant escape somehow?
>>898997 Wrong, the bill could be written in such a way that it does not unfairly stigmatize the small operations. The small operations aren't selling shit bikes anyway and any increase in cost would easily be offset by the large chains having to exit the market.
I ALWAYS wear a helmet, no exceptions. I also believe that people that don't wear helmets are idiots. However, I recognize that it is someone's right to make their own decisions, and I have no desire or intent to force my personal values on other people (however, I would encourage my friends to wear helmets because I care about them).
I match my safety gear to the relative risk of the activity. For road group rides or mountain biking I always wear a helmet, when casually riding to the grocery store (going fairly slowly on quiet streets) I don't.
Ever since I switched to a camelbak from a screw top oxo water bottle, I've been worried about drinking germs. I figure maybe it's a fashion from people who only ride in immaculately groomed sterile conditions.
Where I ride I constantly ride over pancaked dried up rats, live rats, partially squashed fresh rats with guts everywhere, mummfied pigeons, heaps of bird shit, occasional human shit, garbage juice gushing out of overfilled steaming dumpsters, and in the autumn, piles of putrifying leaves. Last month there was even a dead body, although the city took... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>898729 Of course I use fenders, that's a given for anyone who rides for transport. This is /n/ - Transportation, isn't it? >Just clean it after every ride That doesn't really make sense to me, first of all it's a given that you'd clean your bottle every day, but second, who drinks from a camelbak bottle when not riding a bike? The problem is the shit that gets in there when you're on the bike. Which can happen from road spray (from cars and other bikes), among... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This 1987 Ibis Mountain Trials was completely handmade by the Ibis design team, making it a rare cycling artifact and a testament to the company's craft.
Ibis cycles began in 1981 under the direction of Scot Nicol. After taking an early interest in mountain biking. Nicol found many mountain bikes too bulky and awkward and decided to design a more nimble bike. Interviewers and Ibis enthusiasts in the 1980s found Nicol to be a conscientious and meticulous designer, customizing each bike per request and personally investigating problems.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
NukeProof originated from a group of passionate bikers and mechanics in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The experienced team created dependable bikes that advanced design along with the emerging needs of mountain bikers.
The 1997 NukeProof Mountain Bike has an unusual front suspension fork setup. Its shock absorber resides inside its head-tube and is connected by a double Parallelogram Linkage System. The structure of this bike lends itself to zero stiction and true travel.
The company continues to innovate to this day, as NukeProof... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>silicon valley and the peninsula >for decades, home to lots of highly educated nerds uninterested in fashion, making decent but not stupid money, wearing patagonia vests and flip-flops with socks >typical day in 1988: 179 IQ rocket scientists riding old ten speeds all over the streets of palo alto not giving any fucks >suddenly, dot com bubbles 1 and 2 >literally the tohoku tsunami of money >typical... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Oddly enough the retrogrouch fad is one fad that doesn't bother me at all. Simple, classy looking bikes are always good, if some people want to blow huge sums of money on simple, classy looking bikes I don't see the problem.
>>898299 >$2000 mixte with tiagra and tektro everywhere >not putting disks on it >lugs and extra tubes everywhere, causing the weld quality to fall under suspicion >using the excuse that it's a "practical bike" so it doesn't need stuff that actually works You deserve to get fleeced
Should I buy a shim or a used carbon seatpost. Shim plus a 27.2mm seatpost should be slightly lighter, but not by much. I expect any comfort added by the carbon will be countered by the larger diameter. My plans for getting a used Thompson ended when the guy decided there weren't enough bids and pulled the auction.
The problem I see with the shim is that apparently water can do down the crack because there is no seal.
>>898153 You'll be fine either way - seatposts contribute almost nothing to bike comfort unless you get a suspension seatpost, and the tiny gap created by a shim is nothing to worry about unless you're storing your bike outside and exposed to the weather.
toss up between breaking my collar bone and knocking myself out for a few minutes and then losing memory for a few hours after, and breaking my elbow and spraining my wrists saving my neck on an sudden accidental unintentional front flip.
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