1. Post #321
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    December 2007
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    1989 Cannondale SR300 (49cm)

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  2. Post #322
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    October 2005
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    Looks quite nice! Have you ever tried clipless pedals though?
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  3. Post #323
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    December 2007
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    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.
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  4. Post #324
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    October 2007
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    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.
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  5. Post #325

    February 2010
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    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.
    cheapest shimano spd pedals are about 20 then i paid 10 for some shoes on ebay its well worth it

    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
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  6. Post #326
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    June 2006
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    My dad tried convincing me that my bike isn't a mountain bike solely because it's a solid frame.
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  8. Post #328
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    Hey Sbradford26, that tyre looks exactly what you want. It's fast rolling for tarmac and and looks (from the pictures) fairly grippy for your trails..

    I'd say go for it :)
    Sweet thanks.
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  9. Post #329

    February 2010
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    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
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  10. Post #330
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    July 2006
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    I don't need to do any walking with them other than to get to my bike
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  11. Post #331
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    December 2008
    533 Posts
    yeah that was my doubt. I need help on which bike I should buy :/
    I know a bit about BMX.. I used to race, but since then have sort of fell out of the loop on the latest. What're you lookin at/ need to know?
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  12. Post #332
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    March 2009
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    I don't need to do any walking with them other than to get to my bike
    I was just looking at these.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...4#ReviewHeader
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000__400098
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  13. Post #333
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    January 2010
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    Depending how long you ride for (30 km+ is a fair estimate) you could try looking into bib shorts. They look fucking ridiculous but they're amazing compared to normal shorts.
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  14. Post #334
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    July 2006
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    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?
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  15. Post #335
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    June 2009
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    I like that mammal toe.
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  16. Post #336
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    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?
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  17. Post #337
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    December 2007
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    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.
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  18. Post #338
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    January 2010
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    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?
    Those pedals are fine for casual commuting and the like.
    Shoes, I wouldn't know about commuting/MTB shoes sorry.
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  19. Post #339
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    October 2007
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    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.

    Edited:

    Must have this bike

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  20. Post #340
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    December 2008
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    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.
    Edited:
    Must have this bike
    Agree, and agree!
    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
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  21. Post #341
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    July 2006
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    Shoes, I wouldn't know about commuting/MTB shoes sorry.
    my bike isn't for commuting

    I'm getting road bike shoes

    Edited:

    Also, that spandex ish... I won't even go there. To each his own I guess haha
    if you ride more than like 5-10 miles on a road bike then you basically need cycling clothes
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  22. Post #342
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    October 2007
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    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.

    Edited:

    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.
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  23. Post #343
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    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.

    Edited:

    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.
    I'm switching because wearing regular clothes is somewhat annoying for me. shirt isn't skin tight, so it acts as a parachute and slows you down, and also it gets soaked and doesn't dry up like a cycling jersey would. the regular shorts I have aren't skin tight either, so air gets up in them and flaps them around. cycling shorts have padding as well.
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  24. Post #344
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    December 2007
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    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
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  25. Post #345
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    May 2006
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    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.
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  26. Post #346
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    December 2008
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    if you ride more than like 5-10 miles on a road bike then you basically need cycling clothes
    I own 7 different bikes, 5 of the 7 are different types of bikes.
    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
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  27. Post #347
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    March 2009
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    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.
    The white wall is kinda weird but it should work well for what you need.
    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...rosscyclo-tire
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  28. Post #348
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    The white wall is kinda weird but it should work well for what you need.
    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...rosscyclo-tire
    I managed to misread the tire size on my bike, its actually 26"x2.10".

    Are these any good?
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  29. Post #349
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    March 2009
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    I managed to misread the tire size on my bike, its actually 26"x2.10".

    Are these any good?
    You can have different tire widths without changing anything.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8_20000_400238
    I have been looking at these for an on road off road tire.
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  30. Post #350
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    December 2009
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    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?
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2614268646.html
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  31. Post #351
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    December 2008
    533 Posts
    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?
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2614268646.html
    pretty run-of-the-mill bike, nothing really to say. It'll most likely weigh a ton.
    What exactly are you planning to do with you're future bike? Maybe we can better direct you.
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  32. Post #352
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    Cannondale is a nice brand, it won't be too heavy. They're well made bikes.
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  33. Post #353

    February 2010
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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2583824958.html

    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
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  34. Post #354
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    December 2009
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    pretty run-of-the-mill bike, nothing really to say. It'll most likely weigh a ton.
    What exactly are you planning to do with you're future bike? Maybe we can better direct you.
    I have an extremely low budget (100-200 dollarish?) and I will use the bikes for going to school/library and stuff nothing too extreme.

    Edited:

    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.

    Edited:

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2615619491.html this or Cannondale?
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  35. Post #355
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    I have an extremely low budget (100-200 dollarish?) and I will use the bikes for going to school/library and stuff nothing too extreme.

    Edited:

    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.

    Edited:

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2615619491.html this or Cannondale?
    I would go with the cannondale.
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  36. Post #356
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    December 2008
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    school/library and stuff nothing too extreme.
    Post expired so I've got no clue what it was compared to, but given your type of riding, you shouldn't go with that cannondale mountainbike.

    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:
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/b...sk=&maxAsk=250
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  37. Post #357
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    Rode a "Boris Bike" (Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme) from Waterloo East to London Bridge today -


    Yup, classy.

    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.
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  38. Post #358

    February 2010
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    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
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  39. Post #359
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    December 2008
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    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
    For a classic remake, I think it's pretty damn decent, with some nice components, too. You SHOULD be getting stopped!

    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!)
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  40. Post #360

    February 2010
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    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
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