Looks quite nice! Have you ever tried clipless pedals though?
I've considered it but I have to buy new shoes and everything. Since I got the bike for 200 bucks, I dunno if it's a worthy investment.
I do want to change out the saddle to a Turbo or something.
So should be getting a smaller frame (like I said) going to be powder sprayed black and gonna build the bike fixed rather than freewheel for the exercise.
im getting really annoyed at the place i ordered a miche supertype seatpost and Cinelli Unicanitor Saddle i placed the order first thing thursday and they still havnt shipped it as far as i can tell, i emailed them a couple of hours ago and they havnt replied, i was thinking of ordering a frame from them but with shit customer service like that they can forget it
My dad tried convincing me that my bike isn't a mountain bike solely because it's a solid frame.
my only comment about the clothing is more panels is better, you should be able to get a pair of 8 panel shorts for that price, its upto you if you want to wear them.
i think mtb pedals and shoes are more practical (plus the pedals are cheaper) as you can get off the bike and walk without looking like you shit you pants
I don't need to do any walking with them other than to get to my bike
too late now, I ordered the shorts and shirt. my rides are usually 10-15 miles. I'll see how the shorts are, and if necessary I can always get a bib.
I need help finding shoes and pedals. I don't need top of the line stuff.. just something that's average priced and good quality.
are the pedals/shoes I posted earlier fine?
I'm gonna go ahead and order http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-M32...6437812&sr=8-2
they should be fine for my needs. also a good thing about them is you can use regular shoes as well.
now I need to find some shoes. does anyone know any good road bike shoes on amazon?
bib shorts are way more comfy, trust. Regular shorts cut into your hip bones, and you're probably going to be wearing a jersey or t-shirt over the bib anyway so you can't really see the suspender part.
I've been cycling all my life and never worn any proper cycling gear (except maybe MTB shorts a couple times)
Could be a 5 miles cycle or a 30 mile cycle, my normal clothes have never made me uncomfortable.
Must have this bike
I almost bought this bike, but decided to get a cheaper one, while saving for a true vintage bike in the future.
Also, that spandex ish... I won't even go there. To each his own I guess haha
I cycle 16 miles round trip to get to work twice a week on a road bike and wear jeans/chinos and have never once had a single problem.
plus cycling a few miles each day to get to uni.
And i'll cycle in the evenings a few times a week if i'm bored. All wearing casual clothes and never having a problem.
Not saying cycling shorts don't have their uses, but I've not felt any downsides to not wearing them myself.
you might be able to manage without cycling clothes but you will be so much more comfortable if you do wear them - you'll be less sweaty and feel more rested since you're cutting down on air resistance ever so slightly
Since you guys definitely know more about the subject than me, what are the slickest, grippiest, easiest to roll, road tires that are cheap, for a 26"x1.5" wheel? I'm also looking for fenders and a computer.
I've been commuting with trail tires and I'm getting quite tired of it.
I also managed to bike all the way to school this morning. When I got there, out front of the teachers' parking lot, I tried to go around a teacher on the sidewalk, went through the wet grass, tried to turn back onto the sidewalk, the front wheel slid and I fell pretty hard. I was taken to the nurses office to clean up and file an injury report. I scratched the hell out of my brake handles, broke my headlight mount, and knocked the rear derailleur out of place.
Road it home again and no major damage, so it still seems to be a tough mother for just $280.
I do everything from downhill racing, dirt jumping, free riding, fixie stuff, and even distance road riding (although thats my least favorite).
Haven't needed it yet, I'll pass on the spandex. haha
I have around a 100 dollar budget and I happened to found this browsing craigslist. Not too fancy like your fixies and stuff, but can I get a word from you guys if this is good or not?
Cannondale is a nice brand, it won't be too heavy. They're well made bikes.
looks/sounds pretty decent for the price, needs a bit of work though like a respray and either the rear brake moving to the front or a front brake adding, not stuff that would cost much.
probably better to look on ebay most sales on there have decent images so you can see if the frame is made out of rust
I would love you guys forever if you can somehow find me a bike around my bay area. I live in San Jose, California. What are mountain bikes- with a single speed called? I like simple bikes.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2615619491.html this or Cannondale?
You sound like you want a single speed, and that would probably be appropriate for what you want to do, and would be attainable (wont be the best thing in town) in your price range if you're patient. Maybe you should save a bit of money while you wait for the right one to come along.
Honestly theres nothing worse than a bike that doesn't fit you, physically too big/small, or even your personality.
You live in a biking mecca up there, wont be hard.
Heres a search to get you going:
Rode a "Boris Bike" (Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme) from Waterloo East to London Bridge today -
It wasn't actually bad. Heavy as a ton of bricks so it rode like a tank and wasn't too steady at low speed maneuvers. Three speed hub gear which was nice, didn't have to worry about downshifting while slowing down. The gears were pretty well spaced, but it wasn't a fast ride at all. Still relatively decent uphill though.
They're only designed for short journeys and for that I think they serve their purpose well.
a couple of times this week i have been stopped by people wanting to ask me about my langster '10 kinda surprised as its not the most beautiful single speed frame but i guess in a town where most people ride either a cheap shit suspension mtb from halfords/comet or a hybrid it does kinda stand out
I was thinking about getting that as a cheaper alternative to a legit vintage, but went with something else. I'll post pics when I'm done making it mine, just picked up some forks, and will be getting some new bars, and some custom leather work (if i can find some good saddle leather, been searchin town for weeks!)
what psi do you road bike uses keep your tyres at? i just inflated mine close to there rated 115psi and the ride is now horrible