• Facepunch Cyclists
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[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/WyR5T.png[/IMG] 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
[QUOTE=JDK721;32238123]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[/QUOTE] You've got it!
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.
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: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9T0fyKrsUY&feature=relmfu[/media] His YouTube channel: [url]http://www.youtube.com/user/taypet21?blend=13&ob=5[/url]
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
[QUOTE=JDK721;32246034]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.[/QUOTE] 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.
[QUOTE=Angoose;32249605]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.[/QUOTE] 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 [editline]12th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=waylander;32248640]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[/QUOTE] 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. [editline]12th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Slater;32246865]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.[/QUOTE] lol wow, he has an electric bike? what a pussy
[QUOTE=JDK721;32250777]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 [/QUOTE] 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. :v: 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.
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???
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
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.
a $30 frame is okay until you bump it a little and it shatters into pieces
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32253844]a $30 frame is okay until you bump it a little and it shatters into pieces[/QUOTE] Well it's either going to be incredibly flimsy or it's going to be far too heavy and horrible to ride.
[QUOTE=Slater;32255831]Well it's either going to be incredibly flimsy or it's going to be far too heavy and horrible to ride.[/QUOTE] My bet is a bunch of aluminium foil on the tube glued together
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32255945]My bet is a bunch of aluminium foil on the tube glued together[/QUOTE] That sounds like a $40 frame to me!
[QUOTE=Slater;32256096]That sounds like a $40 frame to me![/QUOTE] alright some of it is just cardboard tubing, you got me
[IMG]http://www.streetphire.co.uk/v5/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/l_0f992d4f5b7cbfd9498da1a3a5520fcb.jpg[/IMG] Something along the lines of that?
[QUOTE=Slater;32256138][IMG]http://www.streetphire.co.uk/v5/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/l_0f992d4f5b7cbfd9498da1a3a5520fcb.jpg[/IMG] Something along the lines of that?[/QUOTE] except the frame itself is reinforced with some aluminium but only some talking probably 3-4 tubes worth
Great value for money ;)
[video=vimeo;28417313]http://vimeo.com/28417313[/video] who needs speed anyway?
Cardboard bikes are great for trial riding ;)
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.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32262616]Call me weird but...[/QUOTE] 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
is the euro-asia imports website wholesale only? nothing has prices listed
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 [t]http://i.imgur.com/hsDfQ.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=Slater;32253781]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.[/QUOTE] Okay, a decent [I]looking[/I] 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.
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 [editline]13th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=tinos;32257061][video=vimeo;28417313]http://vimeo.com/28417313[/video] who needs speed anyway?[/QUOTE] [video=vimeo;12751861]http://vimeo.com/12751861[/video] who needs brakes when you can buy a new pair of shoes every day
[QUOTE=waylander;32266420]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 [editline]13th September 2011[/editline] [video=vimeo;12751861]http://vimeo.com/12751861[/video] who needs brakes when you can buy a new pair of shoes every day[/QUOTE] Americans can't cycle.
[QUOTE=waylander;32266420]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 [/QUOTE] £30 or £200? Think i'd prefer £30, and some people like having things to work on.
[img]http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/314686_10150797290795315_863655314_20771363_169144201_n.jpg[/img] 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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