Hi /m/. Normalfag here. I have been told for the type of riding I'm doing, my equipment is not as gratifying as it could be to ride. I use a MTB from Academy Sports that I got as a gift last Christmas. I've been riding MTB on the road for four years. I've joined cycling groups and can keep up fine, but apparently the bike is keeping me back. It's dual suspension. Anywho, what is the best first road bike for me? Tell me what I want. I prefer the look of classic racing frames, if that matters
>>912453 it was an outstanding design and would have been better than any of its compeition except for the F-4 and F-8. I was better than the Mirage III, F-104, Mig-21 and would have out sold all those jets if it was ever put into production.
No, sorry, we can't. This is a board about transportation. Although the Avro was intended to transport cans of whoop ass to enemies of Canada, it is actually considered a weapon (as per the rules of 4chan) and should be discussed in /k/. Sweet if you could delete this thread and repost on /k/ and we can discuss it there.
>>912422 thanks, i see. coaster brakes have a larger diameter than a standard hub.
I had regular spokes and rims for a road bike, nothing special, the problem might be that they are not adjusted well, I've been to two different bike repair shops, but after both have adjusted them on two separate bikes they keep breaking,. At the moment I have two broken spokes.
I'm not fat, weigh about 70 kg, not super strong either. I might start adjusting the spokes myself, try to find an instruction video
I want a non-carbon road bike. How concerned about rusting a steel frame do I have to be if I want to wash it with a hose in my yard and stuff? I'm considering getting a stainless steel or titanium frame as I'm worried about corrosion.
>>912069 Corrosion happens when water sits in contact with steel for a long time, much quicker if there's salt dissolved in the water - so washing a steel frame with water is fine as long as it can dry completely after cleaning, and you avoid spraying water into the frame where it can be trapped and form a permanent pool. If you live near an ocean, or somewhere where salt is regularly applied to the roads, you can still use an ordinary steel frame, but in that case it's a good idea to use a rust inhibitor (framesaver)... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
this is not a bike question in general, but I didn't want to start a own thread. I really like to build bikes. I kind of can't stop myselfe from doing it. what's the best way to turn this into a sort of side buissness. where is a good place to sell custom bikes and such ?
>>912004 If they are courteous enough to drive 5 vehicles in a single file patiently waiting for me, I think they deserve the reciprocation. I already do it out of habit if it's not too inconvenient for me. People see cars and bike as "us vs them", but I prefer the "live together in harmony" idea.
What's a good front and back light for my bicycle and why? I've used a Sigma for 8 years now and the battery pack only lasts for like 30 minutes anymore. When reading about some lights, there's no light that seems to be really fine. They all seem to be trash or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong direction. Also I don't need to see 10000 meters ahead, I just need to be seen on the streets. I'm willing to spend a decent amount of money on it.
NiteRider's combos are all you need for typical utility cycling. Their rear light is the best I've ever encountered. The front light's battery life is merely passable, so I would recommend getting a higher powered model and running it on a lower setting for more endurance. 200 lm is sufficient for road riding, though on unlit roads more illumination may be useful.
I would also recommend showing at least two lights to the rear, for the purposes of redundancy.
>>911952 I'd suggest whatever super China lights you can get on ebay or at a hardware store. In my experience, its better to consider lights as a consumable, either because they break, get lost, or stolen. I work with a cat eye rear reflector light, and a CREE LED light and a battery pack. Cost about 60 bucks all together.
I'm overweight, around 90+kg (270 pounds) and I've never properly rode a bike before. I did have one with training wheels but it went missing and I never rode until I got on a kid's mountain bike (idk, it had gears). Apparently, I have good cycle balance but find controlling turns difficult. My goal for 2016 is to get a part time job to see up for a bike but idk what I should get. Help me out /n/
>>911812 >find controlling turns difficult. Find a large parking lot, with no cars, and turn in progressively smaller circles, and then do figure 8s, progressively smaller. Works for cyclists, skiers, and skaters.
With them being so expensive I want to be sure to buy one I love that will suit my needs and last years. When I was a kid my friends and I used to bike all over our little town on mountain bikes, and I really loved it. Now over a decade has passed since I've even owned a bike and I'm hoping to get fit again.
Bike would mostly be used on pavement and some concrete sidewalks, but I live in the mountains so flat roads are a rarity. Really hoping to bike to work when it warms up some, and there will be some very steep roads in doing so. There may be times when I'll... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>911790 Thanks for linking me to this thread, OP. Like I said, I'm in a similar situation, so I'll be monitoring this thread.
>Used to bike every fucking where as a kid >Now I'm 30 and want to start biking again because I have shit knees and running isn't really an option >Live in New Orleans where people thought it was a good idea to put pavement over swamps >Pot holes and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>911793 Who said anything about riding through people's lawns? Guess we sometimes did that as kids but kids are assholes. Was mostly thinking of cutting through parks to save time, or like empty fields we have around here. Riding around on campus is a lot of grass too.
So I broke my bike by breaking and accelerating on it at the same time. Now the wheel is all wobbly and the bar that I circled in pic, which used to be attached to frame where arrow is pointing came off and is all bent now.
I need to know what it is called so i can get a new one.
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