>Go to lbs near my uni 20 min before my class >2 soccer moms waiting for the mechanic >one ask her tube to be changed >takes 15min >other needs her tyre to be changed >takes 15min just to get the bike >my turn >was here yesterday to true my wheel >when I came back it was still out of true Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
They love ringing their bell on the sidewalk, while passively aggressively saying “excuse me!”, as if they have the right of way there too.
They'll sometimes do this while going full speed on the sidewalk.
It's even worse when it's a narrow sidewalk where I literally have to step into the grass to get out of the way. They'll also sometimes do this while riding down a steep sidewalk as if I'm supposed to know which way I'm supposed to move when they're behind me. Yeah, ringing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Do you guys like riding on gravel? What kind of bike do you use for gravel rides? Have you ever ridden a gravel grinder race or gravel group ride?
I don't really like riding gravel but I sometimes ride gravel because there are a lot of gravel roads where I live and sometimes gravel bike trails are convenient routes. I use my commuter/randonneur rig, I think having a bike specifically for gravel is stupid. Fuck n+1, having only a few bikes (and minimal overlap between the types of riding they are good at) makes each bike have more meaning.
Cheer me up /n/, My bikes just been stolen, I'm an incredibly broke speech and language therapist student from the UK. I'm on placement at the moment, I spend 4 days a week treating patients and 2 days a week working my part-time job to try and scrape by. On my one day off, while I was studying in my room, someone broke into my back garden and stole my prized possession - an old shitty hybrid bike (It was the best thing I could afford and I loved it).
Cheer me up with pictures of aesthetically pleasing bikes.
> inb4 "nice... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I guess the only thing that makes me look like a faggot is having one pant leg rolled up but that's because I don't want chain marks all over the side of my pant leg. Are you doing just general shitting on people in kit or did you blow in from /fa/ looking to match your bike with your outfit?
You guys have any opinions on crank length? I've recently started riding a different bike and I'm finding myself experiencing a lot of hip discomfort and don't feel as efficient. Just noticed it has 175mm cranks whereas my other bike had 170mm cranks. Could that be the problem? What length do you run normally?
1. Yes, that difference in crank length could certainly account for your discomfort, especially if you have shorter legs. 2. Ideal crank length depends mostly on leg length and rider preference - using longer cranks gives a slight advantage in producing torque, shorter cranks will encourage efficient spinning. 3. If you want a data point to compare to, I have a 33" inseam and find 172.5 to be optimal
>>895605 Mostly what I've read suggests crank length problems usually cause knee discomfort, which is kinda why I was confused. Not actually sure what my inseam is, but based on my height it's probably around 31", and that would make a lot of sense based on your preference because I like the feel of 170.
I'm 5'6" so crank length is important to me. Unfortunately most manufacturers only make 170-175cm cranks, and sometimes 172.5cm ones, just to cut costs.
The only ones doing a really large variety of sizes with reasonable prices and availability are Touring crank manufacturers like Sugino and Stronglight, but those are all old designs with square taper BBs and the like. Not so good for modern road bikes.
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