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Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
Or when the power goes out..


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Wibmer's bicycle stunts


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Good for household chores too.


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wtf i thought that was only possible in anime!!!! how is she jumping from the saddle to the handle bar?


I own a Cube AIM HPA bike. I use it everyday for going to work and also it's very great for riding just for fun both on road and off road since it's a hard tail MTB. i hope the good weather comes soon and I can ride it again for fun.


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almost spring here

that first time riding again after 6 months of evil winter is always such a thrill


It has been spring for like a week already though.


maybe in your place


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Are you taking good care of your bikes wizzies?

I broke the chain tool today while adjusting the length of new chain, then broke a nail trying to hammer out the pin. Reminder not to cheap out on tools. Once new chain was in place, I adjusted the shifting, since it was wonky on the past few rides. ParkTool's How to series of videos is a godsend, you can just watch the vid, and repeat it step by step to get good result, even if you're doing something for the first time. Not that I haven't adjusted a derailleur before, but I kind of forgot how exactly to do it.

The bike is now ready for the season, if maybe a bit late, since I've already went on a few spring rides this year.


Unless you live in the southern hemisphere it is spring where you live too.

Spring 2020 in Northern Hemisphere began on Thursday March 19

All the moving parts on my bike are in good shape but my frame needs new paint. My bike lock really beat up the paint job. It also overall probably needs a good scrub down. The only think I tend to regularly clean on it is stuff related to the drive-chain. The rest tends to both get and stay dirty, epscially when I ride in the rain.

The rear tire is starting to wear down a bit but it's still in usable condition. Just got to keep it in mind for the future and when I do safety checks before rides. Also keeping a eye out for tires of the same kind and size for sell so I can get a deal on it's replacement. Since time is on my side on this one I can really make sure to get the best price I can rather then buy high because I need it right then.


mods would ban me if I say where I am, but I guarantee it's not spring

you want a picture of the knee-deep snow?
>Spring 2020 in Northern Hemisphere began on Thursday March 19
I know it's difficult to believe but the northern hemisphere doesn't stop at the top of the USA
back in october I poured melted crisco on everything, so maybe spring bicycle cleaning won't involve scrubbing rust off this time


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>I know it's difficult to believe but the northern hemisphere doesn't stop at the top of the USA
There isn't much up beyond that. I mean if you live on the north pole or whatever then cool but still.

Anyway that really doesn't change matters no matter how far north you go it still is spring.
The equinox has already happened.

>back in october I poured melted crisco on everything

oh lord…


it's not spring here, everything's still frozen solid and buried in snow, nothing's blooming, the bugs are still in hibernation

a calendar is not a magickal scroll that makes it spring everywhere on march 19th
>There isn't much up beyond america but the north pole


Do you know what the spring equinox is?

Also do you know what Alaska is?


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>broke a nail trying to hammer out the pin
That reminds me I lost my new chain's pin last year and I couldn't buy another, I had to use an actual nail, and peen the clipped off end. The chain works perfectly well.
yeah it's a time every year when the night and day are equal lengths, remind me how that magically makes snow melt and flowers bloom?
>Also do you know what Alaska is?
a place you have obviously never been to


Bicycling indoors?


Because of the lockdown they shut down buses for some retarded reason so I have been biking everyday to work.
I actually wore though my back tire despite it being one of those puncture resistent extra thick ones. Like wore all the way to the point that it had a hole in it, that then a small wire or flatened staple slipped in, when through the extra tube guard, and punctured my tube.
Had to replace everything on the fly with what little they had in stock at walmart. Now I have one of those skiny road tires on the back of my bike because it was on sell and then one of the slightly fatter hybrid bike tires on the front.
It looks weird but whatever, it works fine.
The odd thing is the thinner tire has a much lower PSI then the tire I replaced and it feels so weird on my buns not feeling like I am riding on something solid.


I am truly thankful that there was a attempt at improving bike infrastructure where I live.
For a lot of the trip it is just a strip of paint between me and doom but last year they extended the dedicated bike lane so only about half my trip I feel like I might die, lol.


I am trying to think of a situation where that convertable bike would be a better solution then a fold down bike trailer.
Every situation I think of, a few extra seconds of though later I think of a alternative easier and cheaper solution then getting that convertible bike.
I mean it is cool engineering wise but I just don't think it has the use case potential to sell super well.


Finally got a bike trailer to be able to haul bigger things if I need to.
Just riding back home with the thing I can all ready tell I kind of hate it. I can really feel the huge increase in roll resistance despite just throwing my normal backpack and some very light shopping in it for a test run. Had to use two gears lower then I normally do and the trip took so much longer because I was generally going slower as well. Not fun at all and I don't think my legs are strong enough for a full on 40 mile round trip. That said I am still glad to have it because I know I now have the option to move bigger or more awkward things then I can fit on my rack or backpack. Still, it is not going to be fun if I ever have to move around something that is actually heavy with it for more then a few miles.


I have come to realize that I prefer higher pressures compared to lower pressures in my tire set up.
In lower pressure set ups the extra jiggling around rubs me raw and the increased rolling resistance makes my ride harder then it needs to be.
Higher presures may not be able to absorb impacts but I can compensate with riding technique I already picked up, and what impacts I do get feel like they transfer directly to the muscle and bone rather then my skin so I take them better. There isn't that extra jiggle so it doesn't rub me the wrong way, and it has way less rolling resistance which feels amazing whenever I hit a smooth patch of road.

The main thing I don't like about high pressure setups is that they are way more at risk to punctures.

Right now I am riding at 60 psi but really prefer around 80 psi

I have tried 100 psi before and liked them, but it was on a track bike on super smooth ground with no worries about punctures with a thin tire and thin tubes. So not realistic for road and bike trails.


Pressure depends on the maximum limit of your tires, usually there is a wider range of acceptable pressures. I ride with tire pressure of 5psi below the max value. Riding with low tire pressure actually makes it more prone to flats, because the rubber gets soft and wraps around sharp things instead of deflecting them.

Unless you're riding a proper road bike, 60psi is more than enough, I run around 65 on both my commuter and mountain bike, tires on both are hard as a rock. If you want higher tire pressure, you could get better tires, depending on how much you're willing to spend.


Thoughts on ebikes?


My thoughts are this has been asked before and I don't feel like dealing with someone who isn't going to read the thread or use the catalog/archive when there was never really much to say on the subject in the first place.

Really only you can individually look at the pros and cons of ebikes to tell if they the right fit for what you want to do or not.


weird freaking coincidence, I saw a couple people riding those on the 15th. Never seen them in action. There was no sound and what looked like battery packs, I realized what it was when they blasted clear uphill at like 20mph without pedaling. I'm envious and want one myself.

But it'll never come true.


Don't give up. I bet you can get one. Check out this website for a range calculator for motor/battery. It's a pretty fun tool to use



yeah that's what I'm gonna do when we're only months away from a total economic collapse, spend my food money on a toy


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you drank the norman coolaids muh egonomik prollapse meme as states reopen for the summer? Lmao are you 15 or just a third worlder? Better save up your precious fiat since it'll come in handy when society ends. Paper > a means of transportation. If you own a car you should get sum cash for it before we prolapse.


>spend my food money on a toy
It's transport. More reliable & cheaper than cars. Usefulness depends on user.


Bicycle Courier UPS


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Gonna flex for a bit here, as I've beaten my last year's august stats. Finally, at the end of the summer I've gained some semblance of a form, when I can just ride as much as I want without worrying about not being able to make it to the end of the trail. Can't wait to be back at square one at the beginning of spring next year.


finally got the time to try fixing my poor old bicycle after the rear derailleur was sucked into the wheel and catastrophically cracked that round hole part you screw derailleurs into, I spent such a hard time last september replacing it with a hole thingy part I sawed off a junk bicycle and fused it on with a mapp gas torch and some silver

I don't suppose there's any amount of force from riding that would defeat the shear strength of a good tight silver brazing but with my luck anything's possible

bloody hell, every time I fix this bicycle it breaks again in some extremely bad way


what's that from?


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I use Strava to track my rides. The free version of course, recently they paywalled everything but the most basic functions, but I care little about segments or leaderboards, I just track my rides, because looking at the numbers is somehow motivating me to ride more.


interesting, thanks


>looking at the numbers is somehow motivating me to ride more.
this is how the obsession with performance starts, and there's no end to it. You should wean yourself off these stupid apps and tracking gadgets before it grows into a full-on neurosis


>how dare someone want data to help objectively improve at a hobby they enjoy


you're turning it into work with your focus on monitoring, data, numbers, performance and eventually competition and meaningless rewards like video game achievements. even within a work environment these… tools and incentives should not exist, it's a testament to how shit our world has become that these things have become so pervasive that people are asking for them now even in their so-called leisure activities. who in their right mind would purchase a connected watch or a cardio belt? what's the point?
you are right that I shouldn't lecture him though, that was uncalled for.


Whatever commie.


…how is my post even remotely communist?


it can be fun if you dont take it too seriously.


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One too many wheels.


>Bumping a dead thread just to be a silly contrarian


I think of buying an electric bike (or scooter) after selling my shit car. Makes no sense to have a car in this stupid city and whenever i drive a bike i don't really feel like i'm sharing the road and communicate 24/7 with angry normalfags even if i'm just as careful. I rediscovered cycling only recently due to a job and i have nothing against it, it's practical and stress free at the same time but i can't say the same thing about cars.


What’s wrong with making a silly bump?


Ride on


Hill Climb succubus
Over Drive
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia
Idaten Jump
Yowamushi Pedal


Necromancy from the very end of page 10 from a thread that hasn't had activity in 9 months.


Bicycles are man's greatest invention.


I actually am, I bought a vintage road bike and replaced or rebuilt 90% of everything that moves so I'm trying to keep it in good condition. I've even begun cleaning the drivetrain/bike after every two rides, but I do need a new chain lube since I am currently using a can of Motorcraft PTFE paste lube. It's not bad, it works well I think, but it's just horribly messy to apply and coats my derailleur and cassette which is a pain to wipe off.

Has anyone ventured into the idea of gas motorized bicycles? I've been looking at kits and decent ones aren't horribly expensive, but I can only imagine these are reliable for so long. My other issue is trying to decide on a bike to buy that would accept an engine. I had even considered small 110/150cc pit bike engines but I don't think I want to take the risk of running into a lot of issues for how expensive that route could be.


reminded me my parents dragged home some weird 70s looking motorized bicycle they somehow got the notion I wanted (wut), even though those are illegal to use on a sidewalk or without a driver's license+insurance, they're not even really bicycles, they're small motorcycles, it's past time I throw that thing away


They aren't ideal unless you actually enjoy tinkering with small engines all the time as a hobby.
They are as far from reliable as you can possibly get. You will have to work on it nearly constantly especially in the beginning when first assembling it and breaking it in.
Personally I can't really get into something that mechanically complex.

>Super ungrateful of expensive stuff parents bought
>Pridefully boasting about throwing away parents stuff
>Unapologetically a jackass for no reason

Hi Alaskan


I know that they are very tedious, and I think that is part of the fun. They aren't super complex as far as small engines go. I enjoy working on cars, and despite never having my hands on small motors I wouldn't imagine it'd be super difficult for me to get into. They aren't geared for longevity which is another issue, but gearboxes are available. Would it all be worth it in the end? Might be a fun journey but ultimately I think it might just become a money pit as how most projects tend to turn out.

at this point I may as well just buy an older motorcycle to work on instead.


While it isn't my thing from the few gearheads I have known most speak highly of them as a entry point into learning the ins and outs of how to work on small engines. Parts and the like are pretty cheap and highly available as far as Motorsports prices, and most of it is less replacing things and more tuning and timing things. Whatever the hell that means, lol.

I think they probably are on the same level as working on lawnmowers and chainsaw engines, only more for fun then doing lame chores.
Seriously nothing killed the cool factor of chainsaws for me then having to actually use them for their intended purpose.

Anyway back on the topic of bikes, if you already have a interest in it and got a bike already then I say go for it.
Just don't spend too much on your first project. Get one of the better reviewed low cost kits to dip your toe and see if you like the hobby. Then if you find you do then go nuts with your next build.


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>gas motorized bicycles
Why not electric bicycles? Gas is going to the motorcycle route..


The fuck does the food have to do with anything?


I guess it's somewhat evocative of a bicycle wheel to him

is that quiche?


E-bikes can be fairly expensive and I just don't have an interest in them at all. I just want something mechanical to fiddle with.
Though I did just buy another road bike so that will really leave me with some time to think to see if I really want to get into something like that or just keep restoring old bikes to the best of my ability.


Do hubless wheel conversions.


This just looks like it makes the bike worse in every way possible


It does, it is just a cool looking engineer project rather than something that is meant to be practical.


I have a Unibike that's like 15 years old now.
I want to buy a good Mountain Bike for amateur use. Not into dangerous downhill and shit, but I want to drive long distances in all kinds of terrain. I want a good bike so I'm not hesitant to pay extra for something good. What would you wizzies reccomend?


For you to check review sites and use a search engine.

Maybe check youtube for reviews or something.
That is what I recommend.




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>I want to drive long distances in all kinds of terrain

my recommendation would be to get an aluminum frame hardtail 29er with a suspension fork that can be locked. beware of 1x if you plan to ride on flats as well, if you can't find anything else anymore, try to look for bikes with frames that support front derailleur. or whatever, maybe for an average biker 1x is fine.


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Anyone else working on anything?
Trying to fix up this '84 Trek 610, but my hoods are coming from overseas and I'm having some trouble finding the bar tape I want in stock as well. So it'll be almost a month before this thing is ready to go.
I also REALLY fucked up by using the wrong bearings in the hub, and the locknuts also came loose when I took it for a ride. I hate doing up locknuts on rear wheels. Same issue with that other wheel, rebuilt the hub but i didn't get everything tightened properly.
I finally spent money on real tires as well for the bike I ride the most often(84'Trek 460), Michelin power TT with some latex tubes. I've always cheaped out on tires and this was such an improvement, especially on a 23 pound bike.


My last bike was a 'big guy' bike but I still broke the rear wheel bearing and bent the seat post. Even if our stamina is alright, fat saps like me just can't into bicycles


>Discussion bad, promoted advertisements good
Eat dirt and also there is some ants in the dirt too


I've bought a second hand fixed gear, and i'm repairing some issues, i've changed the bike chain (was a bit rusty) and added a brake… It's my first fixie and i'm very curious to try it! I live in a territory which isn't exactly flat, but i think that it could be funny to try something different. Any Wiz whit some fixed gear around?


Never ridden a fixed gear, but I can't say I'm not interested in the appeal and how they ride. I've seen a few locally that look tempting as well. I've read that a brake is an absolute must. What bike is it exactly? Please report back on the riding experience, I'm interested.


Absolutely! the bike frame is a "bianchi" in aluminum (the seller/assembler said that) the other pieces are custom! I was a bit skeptical initially, but for the price (150€) i think it was a good investment, if you have other questions let me know! I'll reply asap


Is it the trademark celeste green? Sounds interesting at least. Maybe post a photo of it sometime.


Nothing major.
Just normal maintenance on my commuter/hybrid bike.
Got a full toolset delivered so I don't need to go to the bike shop for much of anything anymore. Which is good since they are backed up to high heaven with a waiting list on all parts and services over a month long.

Just need to give my bike a good cleaning, change the chain, and give the cables a check over to make sure they aren't rusting or frayed.
I have been putting off changing the chain because it takes me days to get the derailer tuned to feel just right when I mess with it. It's the one thing I will miss about my local bike shop. They can get it feeling perfect in minutes and usually get it just right the first try. That is when they weren't so backed up and still took walk ins.

Still, it's just something that I have to practice and will eventually get better at. So no use avoiding it. Besides if I keep putting off changing the chain then I will wear out the rear cassette and have to replace it, which I don't want to do yet.


Oh, that reminds me, do any of you guys use a workstand when doing bike repairs and maintenance?
Just curious because they seem like overkill if you are not regularly doing rather involved bike tinkering, but some in this thread do that so they may have a more informed opinion on them.


Finally got my hubs perfect, they spin like a dream. Tensioned all of the cables on the 610 and it shifts very nicely, but toe cages are absolutely miserable to try and get your feet into. I installed the axle for the other wheel backwards, but pulling it apart and flipping it around wasn't such a big deal. My only issue with that wheel now is the cassette, it doesn't exactly fit properly and I think I need to shim it since there is a little bit of space behind it.
I think it depends if you have the space and the money for one. If you plan to continually maintain your vehicle they are so nice to have. Working on a bike upside down sitting on the floor or when it's leaning against something really does suck.


>toe cages
Those things scare the hell out of me. If you fall over for any reason in an accident your legs are locked in place instead of being able to throw a foot onto the ground to stop your fall in the critical split second. Great way to injure yourself.


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I finally adjusted my brakes properly, but I still need to true my wheels a bit because there is a very slight rub. Just waiting on my spoke wrench to come in the mail. I always tend to fuck up wrapping my bars as well, but whatever. I've done it better than I normally do.
Really hard to take a good photo in my cluttered room.


i'd like to buy a bike to do some long distance biking (from germany to spain) so ideally its gotta be pretty sturdy since i'll probably spend the night camping



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Fixed my shitty wrap job and retarded cable lengths.


Nice. If you don't build it yourself at least deconstruct and then rebuild it once it arrives. Knowing how to assemble and repair your bike could save you a lot of grief, especially in foreign lands where service might not be available.


Nice work there. You got skills.


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This is starting to feel like a blog. I finished up the 610. Thing rides flawlessly, or, as flawlessly Shimano 600 allows it to.
Got a new(used) cassette for my 92 trek 1400 as well. Feels much better.
28-23-21-18-15-13-11t to a 21-19-17-15-14-13-12
And I got a new shitheap to rebuild! 87 Centurion Accordo RS. Someone really fucked up by choosing mismatched wheels with a cassette that is totally inappropriate for the bike. Apart from being disgustingly filthy, it's not in bad shape. Might have to go to the local co-op to see if I can find some matching clinchers that will accept a freewheel.

Do you use a cycling computer at all? I recently got a Wahoo roam for cheap and it's great. If you want to track even more facets of your ride then I really do recommend. It's very nice to have a HUD of everything that's going on, or having a real time gps in case you are in any sort of unfamiliar area. I have a terrible sense of direction so it's a pretty big benefit to me. Cadence sensors aren't expensive, but I can't justify a power meter.


Anyone here use aero bars before.

Thinking of buying some clip on ones to try them out for my long usually windy commutes.


Ordered them, they will probably be here in october (aliexpress).
I guess I will do a review of if areo bars are good or not for commuting then.


Thoughts on clipless pedals? I have some on mine and recently finished about 1000km with them, but I'm wondering if they're really any good in terms of pedalling efficiency. I ride mostly flat roads.

My problem is that they make riding through the city (albeit not my usual environment) a real pain. I also just prefer the feeling and freedom of flat pedals. But is the efficiency boost worth if for someone who is doing 100km+ rides?


My thoughts are they are great for roadies/distance riders and mountain bikers but not great for commuting or urban areas where stuff like shoe choice flexibility, and having to put your foot down a lot makes it a burden.

Hell yeah the efficiency boost is worth it for such long rides, especial if speed and power output are in any way important. Which unless you are doing those distances in the context of touring, is probably the case.

Personally I ride flats because I commute a lot, and when I ride for fun I like wearing normal shoes so I can hop off my bike and go adventure or do stuff without a shoe change. Generally I don't really ride more then 40 or so miles in a day, and I am not anywhere close to roadie fast.


In general? I have some garbage ones that I like, they make long rides more comfortable to me. But they do interfere a bit with visibility, usually when I use them I'm not looking directly forward because I don't find it too comfortable, I just glance up occasionally.
I don't think they'd be ideal for commuting if your commute is something like a busy motorway, doesn't hurt to try them though. They definitely make you faster, though.


Thankfully they build a seperated bike path that goes most of the way like a couple years ago so I only have to deal with cars for a 1/3 or the ride, even then still having a bike lane, if you can call a strip of paint with nothing to stop some cager from slamming into you a bike lane.


They're overpriced and break very easily but I do wish, as a neet, that I still had one (now that I have plantar fasciitis from walking all over (even though no longer obese)).

Also cops bully you if you ride at night without lights on and even if you're on the sidewalk is illegal so if they want they can hassle you over that too, being on it to begin with. I'm not getting hit by cars and having normalfaggots launch missiles into my back and whatever else so fuck that. During the day you get nuked by the sun in contrast.

I've never broken a chain before, my issue was always the inner tubes (of which cars do NOT have as it is literally designed to break).

I wish bicycles were made with three wheels always, to move slower, and designed more like a penny farthing so as to not even have a chain. If not that then gears and no chain. They could build these to last if they wanted. If slow enough you could make the wheel solid steel and just go five miles per hour the entire time with no rubber and then coat the ground with rubber instead, but no, course not.

Anyway if not for normalfaggots honking and the price I'd want a penny farthing so I can ride with a long coat to keep my ass safe from benches and also the chain thing. They come off and then you get disgustingly middle eastern influenced oil all over your hands even if I've never broke one. Why not use olive oil? Why are the tires black also and cured with crude motor oil? I want my tires bleach white and to have no inner tubes. But fuck me.


You got issues dude.
Why did you even post this?


Welcome to wizardchan?
>Also cops bully you if you ride at night without lights on and even if you're on the sidewalk is illegal so if they want they can hassle you over that too, being on it to begin with.
I can sympathize with this.


Got them in, installed them, and did a 6 mile test ride with them.
My verdict is that aero bars in general are great and I love them but the once I got in particular are cheap shit that I jerryrig the hell out of to even get them to stay put and on the bike. Guess that is what I get for ordering the cheapest set I could find on aliexpress.
Might hit up the local bike shop to see what they have on offer, or order some that aren't cheap Chinese shit. Until then I will use sealant tape and get some thread lock so that everything stops coming loose ever couple miles.
Also scratched the fuck out of my handle bars. I don't care that much but it is just a little extra insult to add on the pile.
The new pedals I ordered are pretty good though. So far no complaints.


Omafiets bicycles


Couldn't disagree more.
Grandma bikes suck for anything but short trips around town in very flat, slow or segregated traffic, and little wind.
They are heavy, have shit gearing, ugly, and uncomfortable.
There are few bikes I like less


I also agree. If you want a "different" kind of biking experience i suggest to try a fixie, in flat areas they are the best imho.


grandma bike worked fine for my 3 month japan trip

it just made me stronger since it was so heavy and hard to go uphill


Fixies and single gears are pretty fun in their own way. Especially if you like to swap components out a lot.
Never have I tried more handle bar types then the time I had a single gear for a year.
My time with a fixed gear was a little scary, but that's because there were hills and the guy I got it from didn't have breaks on the thing. Installed some later but that first month was stressful.
Also wore though tires really fast because doing skids and slides is addictive.


do you wear helmets?



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I grow my own.


Drop & Roll


Gonna start getting serious about cycling to lose some weight.
Whats a good number of miles/km to ride per day?


It depends..Cycling on smooth tarmac is less of a workout than off-roading and fighting to stay rolling.

Test your lower limit in the safety of your hometown and then try to go beyond it every subsequent ride. Take proper rest days and hydrate!


What in the actual fuck?


Doesn't matter as long as you're having fun.

Personally my daily bike ride is also my daily grocery shopping tour.


start low and build off that


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this looks so much fun, by chance has any wizzard stumbled upon something like a youtube channel where there is more of this?

i only have a cheap little folding bike that i ride once in a while which i like but other then that i just like looking at them.


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i have one more video of what i assume is the same person riding something like the bike from the op.

seems like it is from a country where you don't get arrested for putting nazi stuff on your custom bicycle, where i live that would be illegal and police would be quick to violently end this fun bike session. they would also probably end it because it does not has sufficient lighting or reflective thingies on it.

might be a fun place to live where not everything is so serious and you just get to be a teenager and make fun of hitler without your future being ruined because of it.


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bike enthusiasts might enjoy this one. a while back i reimagined the bicycle because i thought it could use some improvement.


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I recently found out about this old, neglected bicycle one of my siblings used back when he still lived with us. It looked usable so I ordered a pump online but just found out both tires are leaking, the front one can't hold air at all. Damn it. So now I removed both and have to take it to someone in order to fix it. Then there'll be the problem of putting them back again and adjusting everything so the gears line up and everything, never did this before, I'm watching some yt videos on it, hopefully I can do it myself. I thought I would just pump some air into the tires and ride around for a little while but nothing is ever simple. Poor bike has rust all over it, have to figure how to clean it up. Still looks solid though.


look up "tensioning derailer" because I think thats what youll need

to remove rust use a metal brush

sheldonbrown taught me most what i know about the limited amount of bike knowledge I have, and to be honest, I don't know much about derailers.

from your description it also sounds like your tires may be dry rotted, and so you may run into flat innertubes more often, but tires are only slightly more expensive than innertubes to replace, so I recommend that if you notice such symptoms. I love bikes.


Thanks, that's exactly what the mechanic told me about the tires. They do look in bad shape but I decided to risk it anyways, probably a stupid idea but we'll see.

I'm trying to adjust the so called rear derailleur and it's been interesting. I just toyed around with it for an hour and have done some progress. Now I know what and where the cables to the derailleur are and how they function. It actually took me 20 minutes just to figure out how to place the tires back into place because when I took them out, since they were flat I didn't need to loose the break cables but now with the tires full the breaks got in the way. I'm so stupid I actually lubricated the entire chain before even adjusting everything so you can imagine the mess. Really silly shit but it's fun. I can't even remember the last time I did any repairs in anything that doesn't have a keyboard.

I'll make another post when I finally manage to get everything into place. Let's hope I can actually do it.


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So I finally went for a ride and everything is working fine except the last shift, when the chain is on the smallest sprocket in the front and largest cog in the back. The cog on the derailleur is touching the cassette, making a lot of noise, it just doesn't go high enough to avoid contact. It works but that's not how it's suppose to be. After doing some research I found out this is adjusted with the B screw, except this derailleur is so old it doesn't have one, I think you need to adjust by changing the angle on how it's mounted on the hanger itself. Problem is I don't have those hex keys necessary to do the job. I'll try to find one cheap sometime soon. But yeah, I think I managed to do it, not a perfect job by any means but the bike actually works and I found out I'm REALLY out of shape. 5 mins was enough to get me exhausted.

I used this video:


I love to see it, hope to hear about your bike adventures in the future.


I'll take a picture of the bicycle tomorrow. Today I rode for an hour around the neighborhood but it's one of those very small places that everybody nods at you and it's unpolite to ignore it. I wonder if there's a place around I can just ride without anyone around, don't even care if I have to be walking around in circles the whole time.


woah flashbacks to childhood fishing in the neighborhood pond


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Yesterday you said today!!


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I wanted to give a good scrub before posting which I just manage to do, so here it is, in the right light it almost looks good, if it wasn't for the nonsense people print on the frame for some reason.

It's a very heavy bike and it squeaks when you use the breaks, I'm not sure why. But like I said, it works.


based bike rider glad to see it


Why do mountain bicycles cost so much?


>Why do mountain bicycles cost so much?
Are you asking or is that just the title to the video?


He's pretty good on the bicycle


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unfortunately it didn't take off
track bikes are pretty cool and i kind of wish i had one but i would literally never ride it. these look super cool though.


Are FWD (front wheel drive) bikes better to ride at a hill or something going up? Or is the experience just the same with RWD (rear wheel drive AKA common bikes)


>Are FWD (front wheel drive) bikes better to ride at a hill or something going up?
Not really.
Recline bikes and other such bikes that sometimes have drive trains in the front are more about the advantages of the unusual ride position for comfort and lower drag, and being able to use different muscle groups that have more endurance at the expense of less sprinting power.

It anecdotally makes climbing harder. Especially if you have to balance.

If you are taking about e-bikes, it doesn't matter.

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