• Facepunch Cyclists
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Grunewald [img]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6229/6316086081_a6899b2112.jpg[/img] [img]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6055/6316085691_97552af356.jpg[/img] [QUOTE=waylander;33135956]does nobody make a 700x18c tyre anymore?[/QUOTE] The only ones I've seen are $100+ tubulars.
Wow, haven't been in this thread for a long time Why is it BMX bars are so expensive, all you get is bloody glamroids when you search for them (30" bars) and they cost about £60 I payed 20 for my entire bike because the dunce who had it before got hit by a car and didn't want to repair it.
[h2]1976 Pogliaghi[/h2] [img]http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/11/03/IMG_7089.jpg[/img] [quote]"This is my bike, its been loved, ridden, and enjoyed. I replaced the chain stay when it broke(from riding it) and i hook it up w/ a fresh clear coat every year to keep it living. Dude who took the photos of this is right, ANYONE can cop a perfect bike if they have the cash. I can't think of anything more disrespectful than repainting this bike, it's got the spirit of the messenger gods in the patina and all who recognize this show it it's proper respect. You can have all the $ in the world but if you don't have good taste and you don't have a spiritual connection to your bike you're fuck'd."[/quote]
I wish my bike had history. It's just a Motobecane track, so I guess i'll use it to make history for others.
[QUOTE=waylander;33135956]does nobody make a 700x18c tyre anymore?[/QUOTE] Why would you need something so small? It's like riding on a dinner plate :S
got clipless pedals/road bike shoes a few days ago. I rode with them for about 20 mins just to get used to them. hopefully I'll be able to unclip if a car pulls out in front of me
[img]http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lud4jwRnlu1r1rns4o1_500.jpg[/img] [i]Bianchi Dolomiti[/i] [editline]November 17 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Bones85;33320258]got clipless pedals/road bike shoes a few days ago. I rode with them for about 20 mins just to get used to them. hopefully I'll be able to unclip if a car pulls out in front of me[/QUOTE] I'd worry more about braking reaction time. Falling over because you made an abrupt stop while you're clipped in is preferable to getting hit by (or running into) a car. A car once turned into me and being clipped in had little effect - popped right out. Being able to come to an unplanned stop and successfully clipping out eventually becomes second nature. The worst is the first couple of times you go to stop at a light. Inevitably, you fall right over on your ass in front of a bunch of cars. :v:
Selling my bike, put over 500 miles on her in the last 2 years. I guess it does have history, I'm all sad now. At least it's going to a friend who it fits correctly.
[QUOTE=BldrGyMnGy;33321326]Selling my bike, put over 500 miles on her in the last 2 years. I guess it does have history, I'm all sad now. At least it's going to a friend who it fits correctly.[/QUOTE] Are you getting out completely, or are you just in between bikes? [editline]17th November 2011[/editline] or do you already have another
Getting a bike for my birthday. Looking for a BMX type bike, Probably gonna get something cheap, cause I don't do any tricks or anything. Any suggestions? (~$100 Budget)
[QUOTE=bopie;33321048][img]http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lud4jwRnlu1r1rns4o1_500.jpg[/img] [/QUOTE] I own the Via Brera. Not ready to show it, still making it mine. Almost done, at this point its just little cosmetic stuff. I may be making a new front chainring at work. I have one designed up, it's just a matter of getting the code to the machine, not always wanting to stay late at the shop [editline]18th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Chaotic Lord;33323559]Getting a bike for my birthday. Looking for a BMX type bike, Probably gonna get something cheap, cause I don't do any tricks or anything. Any suggestions? (~$100 Budget)[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.sebikes.com/dirtstreet.php[/url] These are cheap and not completely shitty. For $100 bucks you will need to buy used, or buy heavy.
is the release tension not adjustable? it is on the pedals i use, its nice to have it light but sometimes its too light and you can pull you foot out when riding especially up hill. i nearly got a bianchi but really they are charging a massive premium just for the name, its about £950 just for tiagra or a veloce mix, i got my orbea with 105 for that from a lbs that deals in bianchi. if you look at builders like ribble and planet x you can get a far higher spec for under a grand, atm planet x have alu frames with sram red for £999
[QUOTE=waylander;33333106] i nearly got a bianchi but really they are charging a massive premium just for the name, its about £950 just for tiagra or a veloce mix, i got my orbea with 105 for that from a lbs that deals in bianchi. if you look at builders like ribble and planet x you can get a far higher spec for under a grand, atm planet x have alu frames with sram red for £999[/QUOTE] My Bianchi was $750, which I thought was a decent price for a decent bike. Although they are really skimping on their components these days. You get what you pay for. I bought it as a single speed commuter, and I've really come to like it, although hesitant at first. Later on I will be buying something classic and not just classic [I]looking[/I].
[QUOTE=waylander;33333106]is the release tension not adjustable? it is on the pedals i use, its nice to have it light but sometimes its too light and you can pull you foot out when riding especially up hill. i nearly got a bianchi but really they are charging a massive premium just for the name, its about £950 just for tiagra or a veloce mix, i got my orbea with 105 for that from a lbs that deals in bianchi. if you look at builders like ribble and planet x you can get a far higher spec for under a grand, atm planet x have alu frames with sram red for £999[/QUOTE] pro tip: don't only look at brand new bikes. [editline]18th November 2011[/editline] the picture i posted isn't mine, for anyone that thought it was. just sharing some porn.
i wasnt just looking at new bikes but all the really nice ones were pickup only at the other end of the country, i wanted to get a geared bike within a month so it was easier to buy a decent new one locally use it for a year or two then maybe upgrade. what crank/sprocket does your bianchi have tinos? i was thinking of getting a dolan or tiffosi frame and putting a sugino sg75 crank on it, tempting to just reuse my langster frame but it feels heavy after riding aluminium re: classic frames peugot seem about the most reasonably priced high quality classics, anything with NJS certification has insane prices nowadays, i was looking at a 3rensho "funny bike" track frame and itwas priced at £1500 and the condition was shit
[QUOTE=waylander;33336197] what crank/sprocket does your bianchi have tinos? i was thinking of getting a dolan or tiffosi frame and putting a sugino sg75 crank on it, tempting to just reuse my langster frame but it feels heavy after riding aluminium [/QUOTE] Nothing special, just the cheap [URL="http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2010/04/fsa_gimondi_signature_track_cr.php"]FSA Gimondi[/URL] it came with. Thought about the Sugino messenger chainring, but like I said, I decided to take on the project of just making my own. Whenever time permits, that is. haha That steel Langster frame is really classy, you should just run it man, I couldn't imagine a classic steel being much lighter, although I can't say for certain. Unless you really want a classic, I wont stop you! I want one too. ha
fell over at an intersection today I was coming up to a red light and tried to unclip, failed, and lost all my momentum and dropped the bike on its left side. luckily just the pedal was scuffed up lol
in the uk most cyclist stand on there left foot at lights, is it the same in the us or different because we ride on the other side of road? anyway getting to the point set the pedal's release tension for which ever foot you use to stand low so you can get your foot out quickly. the pedals on two of my bikes are a mess because of low speed falls, there's even a couple of scatches on the frames, the cleates are so worn now though and i have the tension set properly so releasing isnt a problem even in an emergency usually you need something like a 2 or 2.5mm allen key to adjust the release tension
yeah they're adjusted properly. it was my fault for misjudging it and trying to unclip too late. yes, I always unclip my left foot and put it out when stopped. I know that some people unclip their right foot, but to me that's not comfortable and also it doesn't make sense because you have the chain, etc. all on the right side
dunno which pedals you have but i think these cover all the shimano ones [url]http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/SI_42T0A_005/SI-42T0A-005-ENG_v1_m56577569830677315.pdf[/url] [url]http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Pedals/PD_M970_M770_M540_M520/SI_41R0G_002/SI-41R0G-002-ENG_v1_m56577569830672281.pdf[/url] [editline]19th November 2011[/editline] heh that was supposed to go into my previous post but you posted at the same time
UK cyclists this may come in handy, I found it so funny. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bB9IC4DDf4[/media]
[media]http://vimeo.com/18682199[/media] Good watch if you've got half an hour to burn.
[QUOTE=Angoose;33390077]UK cyclists this may come in handy, I found it so funny.[/QUOTE] Bollocks will it. He jumped a red light in full view of a policeman.
[QUOTE=Angoose;33390077]UK cyclists this may come in handy, I found it so funny. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bB9IC4DDf4[/media][/QUOTE] Video on how to be a dick cyclist basically?
[QUOTE=ThePunisher1;33543753]Video on how to be a dick cyclist basically?[/QUOTE] This. I bet he rides a fixie too.
video showing you have how you have the right to defend your privacy and how the policeman didn't even know the law. But he probably rides fixed gear so this is obviously a bad thing (btw fragmatic that's the most retarded thing i've heard you say)
[QUOTE=Angoose;33569017]video showing you have how you have the right to defend your privacy and how the policeman didn't even know the law. But he probably rides fixed gear so this is obviously a bad thing (btw fragmatic that's the most retarded thing i've heard you say)[/QUOTE] (btw angoose sarcasm isn't your strong point) Anyway, I understand there are plenty of arsehat police around, I live in London and the Met are a bunch of twunts. I also understand that you [b]should[/b] stand up to them. However, the guy went through a red light in view of a policeman. Guess what? That's an offence that applys to cyclists as well as motor vehicles. All the guys doing is being a dick, there was no need for his behaviour. Fair play he caught the policeman out on his "knowledge" of the law, and highlighted that police DO lie to make things easier for them but he should have just sucked it up and paid the fine or not have done it in the first place.
I think the obvious answer here is he did it intentionally, as he had a camera with him and explained he was a man of the law himself. He was simply getting a policeman to confront him for a crime, so he could explain how they try to abuse human rights. And tbh, I run reds all the time, I don't give a fuck. If there's no cars, it's not hurting anyone. Police have seen me do it as well.
when measuring your seatpost height using the heel method should you wear your normal cycling shoe or do it barefoot? i understand it isnt as accurate a method the 109% or holmes method but its the easiest method.
[QUOTE=waylander;33598643]when measuring your seatpost height using the heel method should you wear your normal cycling shoe or do it barefoot? i understand it isnt as accurate a method the 109% or holmes method but its the easiest method.[/QUOTE] I'd say with the shoes you plan to wear, but I'm no expert, I just get mine close and run it.
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