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No.1495036 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Hey everyone,

I've recently taken up cycling so thought I'd introduce myself and try get involved in the community.

Abit about myself. I'm 30 years old, British, and a serving member of the armed forces. I've been lifting weights for over 10 years and was a competitive powerlifter. I got slightly bored of that sport and also slightly overweight. 120kg at 6`2 so I decided to start running more. I dropped 20kg over the course of a year and run a half marathon but I then injured my calf. I put if down to still being too heavy to run injury free. I'm glad I got injured tho as if I didn't I wouldn't have started cycling.

I owned a specialised crosstrail that I bought about 5 years ago and probably put 200 miles into it over 5 years. When my calf injury occurred I tried cycling and realised I could do it completely pain free. However, the bike was SOOOO slow. I managed to sell it on Facebook marketplace for £375. I picked up a large planet X Pro Carbon ultergra Road bike instead, with peddles, cleats, shoes, a few spare bibs and a turbo trainer plus spare tyre for £580 which I thought was a great price. I had no idea what I was looking at.

The first time I rode the bike it felt absolutely fantastic. It was so light, quick and responsive. This is the first road bike I've ever ridden and it completely blew me away.
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No.1493964 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Do you love your bicycle?
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Electric Bicycles

No.1486891 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Can someone explain this shit to me?

Why the fuck are these $1,000+ consumerist lazymobiles becoming popular?

Is the world becoming just like Wall-E predicted?

You can get a normal bike, 2nd hand, for like $100, and it will get you around town just fine - AND you'll improve your health while riding it

I honestly cannot understand why anybody would buy an e-bike, it's the biggest waste of money I can think of
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/chad/ - Switzerland/Austria/Germany general - 2020 summer vacation edition

No.1474071 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Old one reached bump limit.

Anything about public or alternative transport in Switzerland, Austria and Germany is fair game.
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No.1495298 ViewReplyOriginalReport
You get about 1/3 threads that are actually related to real transport i.e buses and trains; the rest is full of cyclist twats. Seems akin to /v/s problem with anime, or /b/s problem with cumbrains
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No.1495022 ViewReplyOriginalReport
I'd like to fix up this old bike a bit,
the crank keeps coming loose and I think the wheels are slightly warped.

Where would I be able to source wheels and a crankase similar to these? I've looked around a bit and I'm finding either chink shit or 3000€ boyracer parts
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Mixte Frames

No.1495325 ViewReplyOriginalReport
What does /n/ think of mixte frames? Why aren't they more common?
> High stiffness and strength like a double diamond
> Easier to mount and dismount
> Sleek, smaller tubes

No.1491400 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
>tfw passing helmet-fags with the wind in my hair
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/DRT/ - Daily Ride Thread: Ride Single File and Come to a Complete Stop Edition

No.1487022 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Discuss your latest ride.
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No.1475589 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Ok this was posted on /out/ but I thought it would also fit this board well as it is bike-specific.
I want to do something special during this years summer holidays and the best thing I could come up with is doing a bike tour to the sea and go back home by train. The only problem is that I have never done a bike tour before, I only hike and camp in the forest. So I have a couple of questions:
1. According to google maps I would have to go about 550km. Are 5 days a good estimate?
2. I only have backpacking gear and a bike. I assume the only things I would still need to buy are proper bike bags and maybe a repair kit. I own a tent and the ususal camping equipment.
3. How am I supposed to buy stuff without leaving my bike alone? I cant just buy a lock for every single bag of equipment.
4. How much training would I need, assuming that I am in relatively good shape but a bit skinny? I dont ride my bicycle more often than once a week usually atm.
5. How does one find a good camping spot while biking? When walking through the forest I usually just go away from the path to find a lonely place where nobody is going to see me, but I will probably just cycle on proper ways without good opportunities. Do I just drive away from my road into less crowded areas in the evening?
Please share all your experience bike camping, bonus points for including pics. If you have different ideas for trips that dont force me to spend a ton of money I am also happy about it. Thank you everyone.
PS: I am living in Germany if that matters.
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