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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby ramseames » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:44 pm

http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story ... d=11097703

So many people I know ride on that road every week.

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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby CleanThug » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:03 pm

I want a bike to ride to work and for distance stuff like exercise and whatnot

Friend from work has tons of bikes, so I asked him if he was looking to sell any

He sent me these pics of a 7 gear:

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He says he'll throw in a new chain as well. Apparently he bought it for $170 and would sell it to me for $80.

I know nothing about bikes, how does this sound guys?
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby ramseames » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:13 pm

If it rides ok and the shifting is functioning and such that's a good price.

If it needs several hundred $s of parts/labour to make it work id pass

It sounds like your friend has no intention of ripping you off though so I would be inclined to assume it's ok

Edit: would bet good money you'll want new brake pads, maybe tires too. Just buy whatever is cheap at your local shop.
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby Dobwin » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:15 pm

ramseames wrote:If it rides ok and the shifting is functioning and such that's a good price.

If it needs several hundred $s of parts/labour to make it work id pass

It sounds like your friend has no intention of ripping you off though so I would be inclined to assume it's ok

Edit: would bet good money you'll want new brake pads, maybe tires too. Just buy whatever is cheap at your local shop.


I would add a new chain, looks like it's seen better days, and it's a $10 investment.
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby brlmski » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:56 pm

if the chain fails a chain tool test you definitely want to replace the entire drivetrain and rear cogs (if you replace the chain)
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby silvaeri » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:23 am

AIGHT BOIZ. WHO'S BEEN OUT THERE PUTTING THINGS BTWN UR LEGZ. I KNOW I'VE BEEN. LET'S SEE PICS AND SHARE STORIES.

INCOMING PIC DUMP.

Went to Seattle and rode bikes w/ a bunch of messenger punx. MPLS WE OUT HURR.
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Fit my CAAD in a smart car
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Raced a 24 hour bike race (AND WON)
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby nothobo » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:34 pm

Did some credit-card touring around the islands here with friends.





Also did a bunch of racing, but here's a video with commentary where I didn't go fast enough
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby eli7 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:04 pm

my daily commute just got longer (~12 miles each way) and i arrive completely drenched in sweat and have to change all my clothes before class. i can't wait for the weather to cool down a bit.

Also, I was just gifted this seat http://www.chariandconyc.com/selleitalia-turbosaddleleatherbrown-1.aspx

its rad and a massive improvement from my old one that never broke in and always felt like a thong
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby anotherdayhere » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm

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my current bike, road a windsor for a year and a half before I realized i put too much wear and tear on a frame and components of that quality to not just go in and get something nicer. got my frame for cheap and built it up, velocity wheels, sram 300 cranks, tried to go a step up from entry level fixed/single speed components and have been putting some serious miles on it for city riding. 20 miles a day pretty regularly and haven't even had a creak yet, tightened up my bb and i'm still cruisin (smiling)

riding ss because fixed is pretty impractical in the second hilliest city in the country ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ( i kno im a wuss)
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby silvaeri » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:18 pm

anotherdayhere wrote:my current bike, road a windsor for a year and a half before I realized i put too much wear and tear on a frame and components of that quality to not just go in and get something nicer. got my frame for cheap and built it up, velocity wheels, sram 300 cranks, tried to go a step up from entry level fixed/single speed components and have been putting some serious miles on it for city riding. 20 miles a day pretty regularly and haven't even had a creak yet, tightened up my bb and i'm still cruisin haha

riding ss because fixed is pretty impractical in the second hilliest city in the country ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ( i kno im a wuss)

@anotherdayhere -
this got too long for my rep comment.

nice bike, bianchi's are (love).

but please please please consider adding a rear brake since you're running it SS. General rule of thumb (and just smart idea) is you want to have two brake mechanisms because of redundancy in case one fails on you. you can get away running only a front brake when riding fixed because your legs via backpedaling provide the second form of braking.

i don't mean to harp but i see way too many people get hurt because they don't know their limits and shit.

feel free to disregard this, my advice carries zero weight because i am a hypocrite who did (and still does occassionally) ride my track bike brakeless.
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby silvaeri » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:19 pm

Separate post because it deserves it. Got 1 pair of the new wheels for my caad. These won't see much use until next road season, but I had throw them on because they're sexyyyy.

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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby anotherdayhere » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:45 pm

silvaeri wrote:
anotherdayhere wrote:my current bike, road a windsor for a year and a half before I realized i put too much wear and tear on a frame and components of that quality to not just go in and get something nicer. got my frame for cheap and built it up, velocity wheels, sram 300 cranks, tried to go a step up from entry level fixed/single speed components and have been putting some serious miles on it for city riding. 20 miles a day pretty regularly and haven't even had a creak yet, tightened up my bb and i'm still cruisin haha

riding ss because fixed is pretty impractical in the second hilliest city in the country ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ( i kno im a wuss)

@anotherdayhere -
this got too long for my rep comment.

nice bike, bianchi's are (love).

but please please please consider adding a rear brake since you're running it SS. General rule of thumb (and just smart idea) is you want to have two brake mechanisms because of redundancy in case one fails on you. you can get away running only a front brake when riding fixed because your legs via backpedaling provide the second form of braking.

i don't mean to harp but i see way too many people get hurt because they don't know their limits and shit.

feel free to disregard this, my advice carries zero weight because i am a hypocrite who did (and still does occassionally) ride my track bike brakeless.


i appreciate the advice! i would def run a back break but it actually only has one brake mount to begin with (complete with painted on "no brakes" decal on the top tube, haha) i just try to conserve momentum as much as possible bc I have straps now anyway, i'll commit to fixed eventually I just cringe every time I see someone pedaling their legs off down a hill, so many steep hills in Pittsburgh, 3 of which are pretty regularly part of my commute. I've ridden fixed brakeless on other bikes and I do like it I should just go ahead and do it.
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Re: I like to wear spandex and put things between my legs

Postby silvaeri » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:07 am

Cross is here!

New Easton EA90 SL wheels and Race-Face narrow wide chainring.

This thing rips.

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Re: Bikes

Postby bels » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:20 am

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One of these came up on ebay for a penny so I moved. What colour mudguards though. Black or Silver.
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Re: Bikes

Postby bels » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:05 pm

@eli7 It is xactly that bike. I'm hoping that the belt drive turns out to be "sick as fuck" and not "a massive pain that makes me hate myself.

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Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus Homme cycling jersey. 900 dollars on bay.

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Flintstone????
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Re: Bikes

Postby mc-lunar » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:10 am

woah, i thrifted a cdg cycling jersey a while back. had no idea it was worth anything lmao
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Re: Bikes

Postby bels » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:10 am

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New whip. Feel kind of regretful about how extravagant it turned out. Was meant to just be a run around but here we are and now I'm broke. Any good ideas on pannier bags?
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Re: Bikes

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Re: Bikes

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Here's some for you maj:

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Re: Bikes

Postby WussWayne » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:48 am

Scenes from my new 25 min commute to the traino

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Re: Bikes

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Re: Bikes

Postby WussWayne » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:29 am

It now takes me 5min to put in a bike tube.

The struggle was real
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Re: Bikes

Postby ptozzi » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:06 pm

paging @silvaeri and all others who are experienced with bikes.

posted in here a while ago inquiring about cheap bikes (I'm broke). Obviously if I want a cheap bike that isn't a piece of trash, I'm gonna need to buy used/vintage. Better yet, I'd prefer something that needs a little work. It'll give me something to do for the next 2 weeks before I go back to school.

I found this guy up on craigslist.
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Vintage 1974 Schwinn Collegiate for $60. Needs tires. Gonna try to talk the seller down to ~$40. I know Schwinn's nowadays are junk, but I'm hoping they made better stuff in the 70's.

Seeing as I'm only gonna be using this to get to class and friends' places at school (all less than a mile away), is this a good idea? When all's said and done can I walk away with a decent bike for under $120?
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Re: Bikes

Postby mu_ » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:37 am

ptozzi wrote:paging @silvaeri and all others who are experienced with bikes.

posted in here a while ago inquiring about cheap bikes (I'm broke). Obviously if I want a cheap bike that isn't a piece of trash, I'm gonna need to buy used/vintage. Better yet, I'd prefer something that needs a little work. It'll give me something to do for the next 2 weeks before I go back to school.

I found this guy up on craigslist.
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Vintage 1974 Schwinn Collegiate for $60. Needs tires. Gonna try to talk the seller down to ~$40. I know Schwinn's nowadays are junk, but I'm hoping they made better stuff in the 70's.

Seeing as I'm only gonna be using this to get to class and friends' places at school (all less than a mile away), is this a good idea? When all's said and done can I walk away with a decent bike for under $120?


I think it looks fine, biggest thing is to make sure there are no cracks on the frame and that the frame is your size. Also a lot of local bike shops are sympathetic to people who need to get a bike cheap. Volunteer run bike shops are the best, most mid-sized cities have them and you get a chance to learn how to fix bikes in exchange for some manual labor / time.

When I was in college the volunteer shop would get all these abandoned bikes each semester, we put them in a big pile and salvage them for parts to build new bikes, recycle the rest. Maybe you can find something similar.
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Re: Bikes

Postby bels » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:43 am

The chain guard on that bike is fucking sick.

Chain guards are A+ div0 cops for fashion plates.
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Re: Bikes

Postby ramseames » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:29 am



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Re: Bikes

Postby ramseames » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:30 am

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/in-memoria ... -2016.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-spor ... bike-trail

The 33-year-old, from Nelson, was biking on the Fernhill Loop Track when he suffered from a cardiac arrest while riding uphill at 4.14pm on Monday.


Fuck. Fuck.

RIP man



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Re: Bikes

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Re: Bikes

Postby MythicSquirrel » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:49 pm

finally bought my own bike earlier this week after riding my dads old Kona for a few years. It's a 2012 Specialized Tricross the shop still had sitting around so I got a pretty good discount on it,
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Re: Bikes

Postby silvaeri » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:27 am

@ramseames 1x12 sram mtb casette is ridic

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