My first bike, woo. Paint is fragile as fuck (scratches on top tube are from leaning against a fucking tree) but I guess that's what comes from this stupid matte finish trend. Oh well.
You know, it's not necessary to have a live PYBT all the time. It's 90% the same bikes over and over anyway.
Plus the last PYBT still has a lot of life left, the fact that it's not on page 0 doesn't mean it's dead.
Shut up. Nobody likes you. Go post a train.
finally got my new bike for the spring. Was riding a 1982 Motobecan from June last year until this month. Bought this off ebay for $600. Can't wait to have big studded tires for the winter.
I know your mud guards are custom, did you free hand them or use a template?
I have a Mucky Nutz that's gonna go on the rear to keep the shock clean, got a Neoguard that can go on the front but would like something like yours to keep the dirt from flying up my front. Does it work well for that, or does it just stop the dirt going through the fork and up into your face (the Neoguard does that)?
That's him above you. Rear rim is an aluminium 24" in that photo though.
Fuggit, gonna post my bike too. The seized rebound damper decided to shift to full damping today (no idea how that happened), fucking sucked to ride around like that. Gonna pull it apart tomorrow, will remove the adjuster if I have to. Also broke 3 nipples on Friday and managed to pop another 10 or so by hitting the spokes with a screwdriver, now running about half aluminium and the rest brass (?).
Might be meh. I have like 5 or 6 different wheels, here's pic with carbon rims for enjoyment.
Template... there's a freely available one of the mucky nuts through google, took that and modified it with photoshop through 5 or so prototypes until I got it just how I wanted.
However, because of the plastic I was using, which happened to get brittle in the winter, all my fenders were destroyed from all the shred falling and trials during winter. Need to use a rubbery style cutting board next time, the hard plastic ones aren't good all year.
I don't understand this all black shit for bicycles. Cars maybe, bikes no.
3/5 take care of that stem and it's 4/5.
5/5 if you actually ride it off road, but is that a dent in the top tube?
3/5 -2 if you didn't ride it to where you took the pic.
I'd like this a lot if it had gears or was set up for track.
have a 2/5.
3/5 if you drop the dork disk. Hell I'd give you a 4/5 if it wasn't for that huge cassette.
Yeah I know the spoke protector or whatever it is a bit dorky, just haven't gotten around to working out how to take it off. It's my first road bike so I'm a bit of a newb.
Also gonna lower the handle bars a bit now that I'm a bit more flexible.
>If the only picture of bikes you haven't rated is your own
Can't say I've posted mine here. I skip people if I remember rating them or their picture sucks.
0/5 for using the 10 scale go back to video game journalism faggot.
4/5... I'd 5/5 but those drops are so damn small, looks weird.
0/10 your taste a shit too.
Might wanna get a trip, you can be 'butthurt suspension guy'.
Having trouble deciding what kind of bike to get
doing about 50-75mi/week in 4mi intervals (idk if it's relevant but those are the stats)
>3/5 -2 if you didn't ride it to where you took the pic.
That would be literally impossible as the average grade is almost 30%, with many sections much steeper than that, tons of loose rock, ledges etc... pic related (buddy, not me)
A moto trials bike could potentially climb it... but even then..
depends on what type of terrain. if mostly road and price is more of a consideration than speed 80s/90s steel road bikes or hardtail mountain bikes with slick tyres from your local craigslist is a good place to start.
thanks for not starting your own thread, but there is typically a running buy bike general on this board. go post your cl url there so people can help you look
Yes that is bear spray.
Not often.. been riding in the mountains maybe 5 or so years now, and they are definitely around.
I've had 2 encounters. One time blasting through the forest at 40-50kph, come out to a clearing and a momma grizzly and her cub are JUST about to cross the trail I was on. No time to stop, swerve around big ass bear mere meters away, it gets scared and jumps back from me... fly past unscathed. Whew.
Second time, a group of maybe 4-5 bears (not sure if black or grizzly) were passing through below the trail we were on, maybe 100m away or less.
One other animal related situation of interest. We were hike-a-biking up this one trail, get to the top without incident, on the way down there was a freshly severed deer leg in the middle of the trail. Wasn't there on the way up.... o_o
Did it hear you coming? You would have been fucked if it decided to swipe at you or target fixation. And if you had a buddy behind you...
The only time I came really close to an animal was this. I could have touched it with my elbow. It was hiding under the trees and my sunglasses are very dark. Spooked the shit out of me when I passed it at the same moment it exhaled.