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ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

Be Gay!
Do Crime!



EvilJoven posted:

The only bad bike is the bike you don't like to ride.

I was riding my hands me down road bike and i loving hated every second i was riding it.

meanwhile my ancient hybrid lacks a hell of a lot of things but i loving love riding the trashy loving bike.

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evil_bunnY
Apr 2, 2003



A good hybrid is basically a more nimble/predictable road bike (because it's the same thing with flat bars) so I 100% get the feeling.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




Mineís an early one made while mountain bikes were still all 26Ē and they were making an effort to make the frame light. So itís components are low end but itís light enough to have panniers filled with shopping without making you want to cry.

My panniers are absolute trash, originally pink but covered in mystery disgusting stains on the outside, and no one has ever touched it at the tram park and ride lol.

ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.

Fallen Rib

Pink anything is more resistant to getting stolen, in most circumstances. Mystery stains also help. Well done!

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


Wokeup feeling pretty well rested after an otherwise shot weekend of Moderna second-dose malaise and decided to go take a chance on a route Strava generated for me that involved a ton of dirt trails.

Still feeling a little skittish on dirt after eating poo poo a few weeks back, but whatever gently caress it. Only one way to get around that eh?

TRIAL NUMBER ONE: Sunbathing Noodle



Homie was absolutely posted and didn't care at all about the rocks I lazily toss in his direction (not at him, of course) so I pretty much had to wait until he got bored and left after he did the striking coil thing when I tried to just go around. Okay for sure dude lol.

TRIAL NUMBER TWO: Strava "Routes"



I climbed ~2k feet to Tongva Peak, where Strava is convinced there's another dirt road that'll drop me down the south side of the mountain, but I'm pretty sure it wanted me to take this mega sketchy looking fire break along the ridgeline and lmao, naw I'm good.

I had a feeling that might be the case as I've never heard of a thru-route over the hills in that particular direction, and figured worst case I could just carry my bike down until it got rideable, but it was steep and lovely looking enough to seem like a bad idea, so I bailed and found an alternate route down. I guess my b for not double-checking the route on satellite beforehand.

Also got to learn how to tweak my barrel adjuster thingies on my brakes on the side of the road after realizing I had next to no ability to stop myself while going fast down that alternate route lmao

evil_bunnY
Apr 2, 2003



Were you on a gravel bike? If I saw that single track down the side of a trail on my MTB I'd have a hard time resisting.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




Iím not going to besmirch the picture thread with this, my park Ďn ride bike, oh yeh itís got the vintage tourney shifters.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


evil_bunnY posted:

Were you on a gravel bike? If I saw that single track down the side of a trail on my MTB I'd have a hard time resisting.

Yeah, Salsa Journeyman Sora.

Serendipitaet
Apr 19, 2009




Beautiful day for riding bikes yesterday

evil_bunnY
Apr 2, 2003



Objurium posted:

Yeah, Salsa Journeyman Sora.
Ah yeah gently caress that. Nice ride tho!

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




I saw this and thought of development:

Development
Jun 2, 2016



iospace posted:

I saw this and thought of development:


rude

Oldsrocket_27
Apr 28, 2009


Went to the bike "warehouse" this afternoon. It was an old rural school building. It was, in fact, mostly junker bikes, but there were some nice ones there. He had a finished fuji road bike in the biggest frame size I think I've seen. You'd need to be like 6'5" to ride it, but it was very pretty. His road bike room was all old steel bikes plus a trek 6000 and some very rusty beach cruisers:


Nothing top end, but some very respectable bikes that really just needed some cleaning up/tear down and regrease treatment, including a schwinn le tour and a world tour, a bridgestone of some description, another fuji, a decent looking raleigh. He had a really pretty late 70s motobecane frame (no fork) in metallic green that I was tempted by until I noticed a rusty hole torn in the underside of a chainstay from the kickstand plate getting ripped off. I didn't pick any of these up, but if I want another project at some point, I'm betting they'll still be tucked away back there for a while.

He only had three fixed gears, all of which were modern beaters but two of which were in my size. I picked up the "nicer" of the two for $50 to tinker on. No clue what it is, all the badging is long gone and sprayed over, but it's new enough to have a threadless stem and those lovely aluminum 3-ish cm deep rims with a flip flop hub. EDIT: It didn't take long to figure out what it was looking around online. I think it's a Pure Cycles Fix, with a few parts swapped out. My plan is to strip it, repaint it, regrease/replace moving parts, and use it as a town bike and a test bike to see how well I like riding fixed. Sorry, I don't have a pic, because as soon as I got it home I threw it on the stand and swapped the risers for drops and rode it around the block a few times. I also scored some profile design 1-piece aerobars with the spring loaded forearm rests in nice shape for $10.

I forgot my phone in the car, but my buddy got a quick few photos of the storage room bikes waiting to get fixed and moved the the "showroom" room.
The kid bike room


The Mountain Bike room


I didn't have the time to look through either for anything special, but there might be good bikes hiding in that mountain bike room.

Oldsrocket_27 fucked around with this message at 03:33 on Apr 20, 2021

French Canadian
Feb 23, 2004

Fluffy cat sensory experience


What the gently caress

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Had what will probably be my top ride of the year today around the Eifel region of Germany along the Mosel river and surrounding area.

50mi, 4000ft, a climb I can only describe as a mini stelvio, some accidental gravel, almost entirely on bike paths and quiet country roads with zero traffic, what a day.
https://www.strava.com/segments/25570908



















e.pilot fucked around with this message at 03:28 on Apr 20, 2021

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Serendipitaet
Apr 19, 2009


Very nice. I had seen your earlier pictures and wondered where that was. I vacationed last year very close to where you were this time (helps that they put big labels on their vineyards) and itís absolutely beautiful.

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