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But those tri bars are missing the hoods/bullhorns position. The best position.
Bad deal. Something going on with that. Single speed isn't so good either.
Try the bike buying general thread, they'll help. Google translate will assist just post your location and what websites you use
I'd probably pay 200$ for that if I was in need of a bike.
>>1157664 >needing gears.
I was looking for a simple and cheap bike after having my somewhat expensive road bike stolen. I'm attracted to a single speed because I live in a flat city and would rather not deal with the problems of badly maintained, decades old derailers.
>>1157666 >Something going on with that
Could you elaborate? I'm concerned that the fork looks a bit too straight, and the threadless stem is a weird choice.
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Hey guys, currently living in Brazil and thinking on making a gravel/cyclocross bike for really cheap since that kind of bikes aren't popular here and the cheapest used one I can find goes for about 1000 bucks.
So, the plan is to get a Btwin Triban 100, which has 700x32 tires and a relaxed road bike geometry, and upgrade the brifters to Shimano Tourney A70 road hoods (yep, they exist).
So with that humble setup I would put some slime to the tires and rock up easily some trails around Belo Horizonte to see which components I need to upgrade as they fall apart
What could go wrong?
Alright, maybe it's better to convert an old MTB, there's plent of Caloi here
CX bikes are more like road bikes converted for offroad than the other way around
Remember there's also the brake clearance issue, if you ride through mud those road calipers will gunk up in no time. I agree with the other anons about slapping some drop bars on a 90s rigid MTB.
>Drop bars for off road riding If you aren't racing don't bother. If you are racing serious consider moving to a MTB discipline.
>>1157363 >90's rigid mtb
This, put some slicks on it and drop bars if you wish so and there you go
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Off-topic: I've actually heard of people live on retired tugs. Is that feasible?
>>1148523 >Massive engines >>1148613 >half the boat is engine
that's fuck all though
Here’s a pic of one I’ve seen.
got one guy down at the harbour living in one, looks really comfy
Does the power come from the grid?
Need to get a bike to ride to campus. Should I just go to Academy or Walmart?
College station. Not a whole lot going on here
nigga I'm from college station I'll sell you one
I already ordered the schwinn from amazon lol. Damn I probably should have waited. Just out of curiosity though, what do you have and for what price?
I've got an old mountain bike, wheeler 5900 aluminum frame with a decent shimano groupset, 26" tires, not picrel but similar.
OP dun missed out good
ITT: vehicles used for physical removal
it's an electra you fucking uncultured headasses
This is now a pantograph powered trains thread
exactly this. we're about to enter a phase where everyone is going to try to pump as much as they can as fast as they can because they realize that the house of cards is crashing down.
Speak english, fucking spic
These threads have had some success in the past, so I'm starting another. Post pics and information on electric freight trains ITT.
Pic related, electric locomotives on the greatest electrified freight (and passenger) route ever built in North America, the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension. Over 50 years of continuous successful operation, only a massive corporate conspiracy could take it down.
Basically none, the plate boundaries are away near Nzealand, Indonesia, the middle of the Indian Ocean and near Antarctica. New Zealand, on the other hand, is full of earthquakes.
I never heard that word before because NOBODY EVER DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT CUS IT'S STUPID
It's something corporate raiders do when they're trying to kill a company and redistribute its assets at personal profit. Somehow they managed to convince some of the public (and regulators) that this was a sound business decision.
ignitron rectifier locomotives are so cool
i'm trying to learn more about conrail's electric freight operations
and prayers? regular biking helmets are nearly useless, (i think) my motorcycle helmet is in my storage unit at the moment.
more like hell-meth
im i right or im i right bitch
Ah a anon after my own heart. I pray for a quick death as well.
Bald pride world wide
>From: Jim Bronson
>What you fail to mention is that the electronic system has the capability to eliminate the need for mecanical cables, which would be an increase in reliability from my standpoint. If it wasn't for cable stretch, we'd never have to fiddle with our derailleurs.
>From: Jan Heine
>The problem you describe is not inherent with cables, but inherent with indexing in the shift levers. Moving the indexing to the derailleurs would solve the problem. The cables could stretch all they want, but the indexing adjustment would not change. However, indexing in the derailleur also would mean that you could use any shift lever. And Shimano invented indexed shifting specifically to make you buy a group, including their shift levers (and freewheel). Then they combined freewheel and hub into a cassette hub, so you had to buy their hub, too. Then they combined their brake and shift levers, so you had to buy their brakes, too. Then they combined their cranks and BB, so you had to buy the set as well.
STIs\Ergos are a very complicated and expensive way of moving a chain from one sprocket to another. They offer a nice and convenient solution but at quite a cost. DT shifters require a little more effort, however they have very little cable friction to contend with. I prefer the simplicity over the convenience. I used to love STIs but now prefer the clean lines and simplicity of a widely spaced DT setup.
Is cable stretch really a thing? I have a 9 speed Deore that I've been riding for 3 years now without any maintenance other than randomly rotating the barrel adjuster at the shifter when it slips or doesn't shift.
That barrel shifter does actually compensate for the cable stretching, so yes, it is a thing!
All the stretch occurs within the first 500 km of riding. After that you are good until the cable strands start breaking.
In my right hand brake, i have to push too much to break, whereas my left hand brake i just have to push a little.
How to fix this?
>>1157135 >”how do I adjust brakes” >suggests upgrading to hydraulic
Do as much adjusting as you want, the best cable disc brakes won't be as good as even low end hydros.
If we're comparing the best cable disc vs low end hydro, then it becomes a comparison of reliability over modulation.
The thing is you don't need to spend a crazy amount to have decently reliable hydros, but no matter how much you spend you'll never have cable brakes with the modulation of hydros. It's not even the total amount of modulation that they're lacking but the consistency, especially if you compare the front brake to the rear.
There are some very good excuses, that's just not one of them.