I just put the seatpost where it's comfortable.
I just put the seatpost where it's comfortable.
If you can't be bothered, wear your cycling shoes and use the heel method.
I'm looking for a good fixed-gear track bike for the price, Facepunch. What are some good brands to start out with?
might be a bit more expensive you being american and them being european brands but dolan frames are really cheap and high quality (example the precursa frame is £200 on dolans website, probably cheaper from a LBS that deals in dolan) planet x's frame is also popular on the track, imo you might as well build the bike up yourself if you want a singlespeed, if your actually going to use it on the track make sure to get a 144bcd crank you get a much wider selection of ratios. what is your actual use track, road or both? for pure road use or a mix i would get a more classic look frame rather than a alu track frame, the reynolds trinity for example is a beautiful frame but somewhat expensive (you can find copys on ebay but the paintjob isnt as nice). dont waste your money on a cinelli or something quality is fine but your paying for the name and they are common as fuck
They were going to build a velodrome in Albuquerque, but wasted time until the track was warped and trashed, and basically spent the money on a bmx track instead :(
Just picked up a Trek FX 7.3 today, can't wait to take it out for a long ride.
just ordered a brooks swallow chrome, wasnt going to pay a extra £100 for titanium rails
probably somewhat late to say this but youd have got a nicer bike if you bought a singlespeed
can anyone recommend a good (read: cheap) medium width mountain bike tyre?
also, is it easy to fit myself or should I get someone to do it for me?
if you have tyre levers its easy, do it yourself even if you have to buy some of levers (there only a couple of quid) atleast then you know how to do it incase you have to replace a tube while out on a ride
how do I fix this?
I remove chain and put it back on and this happens
maybe you should try putting the chain through the front derailleur like your supposed to
did you set up the wheel circumference correctly?
yeh i set it to what the chart says to use for 700x23, just had a chance to compare it against my gps logger over 41 miles the bike computer was about half a mile shorter than the gps unit max speed is 1mph higher on the gps, average speed cant be compared because i dont think the gps takes time not moving into account. looking at the gps track speeds look more or less the same for sections of road where i looked at the computer. overall i am pretty happy with that
my brooks has aslo started to take shape faster than i expected
is it considered cheating if i put a 50cc engine on my bike for when i get tired of pedaling
Don't have a bike and never riden one, I don't wanna sit on them seats, someone used to do 50 or something miles a day until the seat crushed his penal artery.
i used to ride a bike without a seat because i was broke and couldnt afford to replace it. what a fucking mistake that was, went straight in my ass cheek and gave me a circular gash
i only ride 6-10 miles a day just to keep my legs from getting lazy though, so i wouldnt worry about your penis blood draining from your body if you do just 10-15 miles
Anyway, has anyone here got any experience with Exposure brand lights? I've been looking at the Flash/Flare rechargeables for my Brompton for late night commuting. They're relatively cheap (£75 for the set and batteries/charger), seem decently bright (110 lumens or so, which is fine considering their size and how the reflector is set up) and the burn time isn't too bad (8 hours or so flashing, 4 hours or so constant)
Have you had a look at the kits deal extreme sells?
I use this one
It's pretty good :D Plus it's heavy so it helps my leg muscles out. Sadly haven't ridden it in 7 months since I can't be assed to replace the tube.
http://road.cc/content/review/46927-...-3-front-light has a good comparison tool, personally unless your cycling in areas with zero street lighting i wouldnt bother with anything fancy
lawl at that kmart bike, my saddle alone cost roughly twice that
Just because someone has a cheap bike, don't rag man. It's transport. Not everyone can afford the latest and greatest. Although I gotta say, dem cranks.
So, I forgot to post this here, part of my commute in the morn.
what camera do you use?
gopro hd hero
Well, got the lights. Excuse the fuzzy photo but there's only so much you can do with a phone at night.
They're pretty bright, barely bright enough for unlit roads, but decent enough nonetheless. there's a good amount of spill on the sides too, so they keep you visible from all angles and the flashing mode doesn't turn off, it's a low-high flash. Which is nice.
Bopie, that picture is centered as my wallpaper now. Did you take it?
I have decided that I will not be taking in my bike for servicing, I'm going to figure out how to maintain my bike without having to pay the retailer to do it. So far it's going very well. A few weeks ago I was learning how to true my rims, and I was under the impression that tightening the spoke nipples was done in standard US righty tighty lefty loosey. So during the process, I was like oh shit I made it worse, and further tried to fix it, ONLY TO MAKE IT WORSE. When I spun the rim it very much resembled a tire being rolled down a road, about to fall over. Eventually I figured it out and corrected everything. That's one way to learn.
I've got a rather old Hybrid / Mountain bike sitting somewhere in my hometown. I gotta get it here. Are disc brakes universal? I would love to upgrade it to have disc brakes.
Nevermind, turns out my uncle took the old bike and spent fore money restoring it than the price of buying it. I guess I'm gonna have to get a new one. I would love to get a good MTB for under $650. I just don't know what are the reliable bikes nowadays.
Edit - Damn, mountain biking on kampung trails would be so freaking awesome.
You said it man, nobody wants a Malaysian car.
I've heard hydraulic brakes are much more worth it than a mechanical disc brake. I wonder whats the price difference.
avoid cheaper disc brakes like tektro branded ones they suck, mechanical does advantages they are easier to maintain and wont fail you mid ride by boiling off all the fluid
if you ride everyday or long distance how often do you clean your bike? i spent ages cleaning my geared bike a few days ago have ridden it twice and its so dirty again you can't tell i cleaned it and would think i rode cyclocross. its really annoying, next winter im going to ride fixed at least then it only takes a couple of minutes to clean the crank/sproket and mudguards keep the frame reasonably clean
dis thread is now about cycling steroids