1. Post #241
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    you want B

    just imagine what awful good straightening you leg over and over again at an RPM at about 90 will do for you
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  2. Post #242
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    yeah when your pedal is farthest down it can be (closest to the ground), your knee should have a slight bend in it. if your knee is locked then your saddle is too high.

    also, if your hips are rocking back and fourth when you pedal then your saddle is too high
    You've got it!
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  3. Post #243
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    anyone else ride on the road? car drivers can be quite assholes sometimes

    sometimes they pass me with less than a foot of room. being rear ended by someone going 40-50 mph would not be fun.
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  4. Post #244
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    There's a really funny guy on YouTube who has like, up to 4 cameras strapped to his bike at any time.

    He rides around Bristol, UK shouting at drivers and full on swearing them off the road. It's hilarious, because half of the time he's in the wrong! The best thing about it, is that he rides an ELECTRIC bike so he does motorcycle speeds down bridleways and stuff. Hahahaha. Have a link:


    His YouTube channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/taypet21?blend=13&ob=5
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  5. Post #245

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    its really annoying when some fucker tries to squeeze you into the curb, happened to me yesterday at first i thought they wanted to use the turning i was very slowly approaching (up hill on a singlespeed) as they were hanging off my back wheel but they proceeded to move so the front wheel was level with me and started pushing me towards the curb, the passenger had to actually push the steering wheel to avoid an accident, i increased my speed a bit at that point and gave the driver a 2 finger salute when they finally passed me it was within 30cm, stupid bastards like that shouldnt be allowed to drive
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  6. Post #246
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    anyone else ride on the road? car drivers can be quite assholes sometimes

    sometimes they pass me with less than a foot of room. being rear ended by someone going 40-50 mph would not be fun.
    In the UK we have to ride on the road, it's a 30 fine on the spot if we get caught riding on the pavement.

    Though most of the time to get to work I ride on the pavement, some roads are just too dangerous.
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  7. Post #247
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    In the UK we have to ride on the road, it's a 30 fine on the spot if we get caught riding on the pavement.

    Though most of the time to get to work I ride on the pavement, some roads are just too dangerous.
    I never ride on the sidewalk anyway. it's shitty with a road bike and quite dangerous.

    riding on the road is safer in a lot of aspects, but you do have to be careful with the cars

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    its really annoying when some fucker tries to squeeze you into the curb, happened to me yesterday at first i thought they wanted to use the turning i was very slowly approaching (up hill on a singlespeed) as they were hanging off my back wheel but they proceeded to move so the front wheel was level with me and started pushing me towards the curb, the passenger had to actually push the steering wheel to avoid an accident, i increased my speed a bit at that point and gave the driver a 2 finger salute when they finally passed me it was within 30cm, stupid bastards like that shouldnt be allowed to drive
    if there isn't enough room for them to safely pass you, then just take the lane. get in the center of the lane, and they probably won't attempt to pass you.

    if you hug the side then they'll try to squeeze in and pass you, even if there's hardly any room.

    Edited:

    There's a really funny guy on YouTube who has like, up to 4 cameras strapped to his bike at any time.

    He rides around Bristol, UK shouting at drivers and full on swearing them off the road. It's hilarious, because half of the time he's in the wrong! The best thing about it, is that he rides an ELECTRIC bike so he does motorcycle speeds down bridleways and stuff. Hahahaha.
    lol wow, he has an electric bike?

    what a pussy
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  8. Post #248
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    I never ride on the sidewalk anyway. it's shitty with a road bike and quite dangerous.

    riding on the road is safer in a lot of aspects, but you do have to be careful with the cars
    While I don't like to as I ride a road bike as well, going towards my work is just far too dangerous for my liking, enough accidents happen on it with cars, I'd rather not risk it.

    On the way back it's fine, the other side of the road has more room for cyclists so my cycle home is about 10 minutes faster.


    Also was thinking of building a bike, what does facepunch think of this? Can get a nice frame for 30 and could just do it piece by piece. Would simply be for fun/experience as my bike is still fine.
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  9. Post #249
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    people don't get taught about cyclists in the US, I don't remember a single blurb about it in my drivers ed class. it's ridiculous because it's common sense, like, give the person some room???
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  10. Post #250

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    what sort of frame cost 30? that La Piovra x Lo-Pro i posted on the last page is 630 just for the frame and fork
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  11. Post #251
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    You'll struggle to get a decent frame for 30 quid, mate. You could try heading over to PinkBike though. Some people sell some decent stuff on there for fairly cheap.
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  12. Post #252
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    a $30 frame is okay until you bump it a little and it shatters into pieces
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  13. Post #253
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    a $30 frame is okay until you bump it a little and it shatters into pieces
    Well it's either going to be incredibly flimsy or it's going to be far too heavy and horrible to ride.
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  14. Post #254
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    Well it's either going to be incredibly flimsy or it's going to be far too heavy and horrible to ride.
    My bet is a bunch of aluminium foil on the tube glued together
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  15. Post #255
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    My bet is a bunch of aluminium foil on the tube glued together
    That sounds like a $40 frame to me!
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  16. Post #256
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    That sounds like a $40 frame to me!
    alright some of it is just cardboard tubing, you got me
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  17. Post #257
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    Something along the lines of that?
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  18. Post #258
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    Something along the lines of that?
    except the frame itself is reinforced with some aluminium

    but only some

    talking probably 3-4 tubes worth
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  19. Post #259
    Airport Dweller
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    Great value for money ;)
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  20. Post #260
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  21. Post #261
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    Cardboard bikes are great for trial riding ;)
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  22. Post #262
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    Call me weird but I am excited about the prospects of maintaining my bike and outfitting it with shit. I can already tell the brakes need a bit of adjustment from riding around my neighborhood and my derailleur could use some lubricating, plus I'm thinking a new saddle is in order, the handlebar grips are worn out, and I'll need some lights for riding at night.

    I never appreciated bikes as a kid but now that I have my own, I'm very excited.
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  23. Post #263
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    Call me weird but...
    Not at all, you can now call yourself a person who actually cares about biking/ bikes.
    It's all about customizing your bike, anyone can pick one off a shelf and ride it. But it takes more to put what you think will ride/look good on there!

    It'll be more a rolling piece of fine tuned art to show off than anything... haha
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  24. Post #264

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    is the euro-asia imports website wholesale only? nothing has prices listed
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  25. Post #265

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    of those frames i posted on page six and this one which do you guy's prefere? its really hard to pick a frame, especially hard to justify paying 2-3 times as much for a more expensive one when frames from companys like leader look just as good

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  26. Post #266
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    You'll struggle to get a decent frame for 30 quid, mate. You could try heading over to PinkBike though. Some people sell some decent stuff on there for fairly cheap.
    Okay, a decent looking frame. Like a classic Raleigh. It will be a used frame after all. And i'll be sanding it down and getting it powder sprayed.
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  27. Post #267

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    is it actually worth the extra work though? you can get a leader or Eighthinch frame for less than 200 if your going to build a singlespeed

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    who needs brakes when you can buy a new pair of shoes every day
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  28. Post #268
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    is it actually worth the extra work though? you can get a leader or Eighthinch frame for less than 200 if your going to build a singlespeed

    Edited:



    who needs brakes when you can buy a new pair of shoes every day
    Americans can't cycle.
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  29. Post #269
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    is it actually worth the extra work though? you can get a leader or Eighthinch frame for less than 200 if your going to build a singlespeed
    30 or 200? Think i'd prefer 30, and some people like having things to work on.
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  30. Post #270
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    New front tire, and moved my old front to the back. My bike's looking a bit mix n match, hopefully if I get those new wheels it'll pull it together nicely.
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  31. Post #271
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    who needs brakes when you can buy a new pair of shoes every day
    Ha, almost got rolled getting towed the other day, took some cutty alley and got away.

    @mobrockers2
    You've got a lot of angst, don't you?
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  32. Post #272
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    Okay, a decent looking frame. Like a classic Raleigh. It will be a used frame after all. And i'll be sanding it down and getting it powder sprayed.
    Wrong. It's all about weight and rigidity.


    You'd also benefit from using clipless pedals on that bike ;)
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  33. Post #273
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    Never had or used a bike that doesn't use clipless pedals and IMO anything else is stupid. Just feels awkward.
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  34. Post #274
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    Never had or used a bike that doesn't use clipless pedals and IMO anything else is stupid. Just feels awkward.
    Took me a while to get used to them, but when I did I realised how amazing they are. I'm not even a road cyclist and there's nothing better than the ability to climb horribly technical hills with pure ease.
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  35. Post #275
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    Wrong. It's all about weight and rigidity.


    You'd also benefit from using clipless pedals on that bike ;)
    I know what makes a good frame mate, you don't need to talk to me like I don't.

    I want a bike for looks, my current bike is a practicality. And if I really felt that strongly about the bike I could always update the frame in the future couldn't I? As 30 isn't a huge waste if I did.

    And as for SPD's, I can't stand them. I've tried but I like the freedom of not being clipped in.
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  36. Post #276
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    I know what makes a good frame mate, you don't need to talk to me like I don't.
    Was merely returning the favour.
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  37. Post #277
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    Hey guys I am looking for a good dual sport tire for my mountain bike. I love riding trails but I spend a lot of time on the road. I was wondering what you might recommend. It is a gary fisher mullet with 26in wheels.
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  38. Post #278
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    I like my bike because it's not entirely unappealing. It's a little dated, I can tell, because the kickstand's a little crude.

    I'll post pics if I can remember to take some. Weather is perfect for some cool shots, but I'm at work, so alas.
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  39. Post #279
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    Hey guys I am looking for a good dual sport tire for my mountain bike. I love riding trails but I spend a lot of time on the road. I was wondering what you might recommend. It is a gary fisher mullet with 26in wheels.
    You might want to look at some Continental Race King's mate. They're great for both. Though if you're doing really technical trails they might be a little bit slip n slide on big rocks and such.

    Edit:

    http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticy...raceking.shtml

    There's the official spec!
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  40. Post #280
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    You might want to look at some Continental Race King's mate. They're great for both. Though if you're doing really technical trails they might be a little bit slip n slide on big rocks and such.

    Edit:

    http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticy...raceking.shtml

    There's the official spec!
    I was looking for something a little cheaper. I only spent 280 on the bike, tossing 100 dollars in tires seems a little excessive. Also I do not have that money to spend.
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