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« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2014, 04:41:53 PM »
Opinions on the little plastic disk that goes behind your cassette?  I know some people who vehemently disagree with having these on a bike, but it just seems like a cheap bit of insurance to prevent a derailleur that gets banged out of alignment from jamming into and ruining your rear wheel to me.  No?

pie plate screams "I don't take care of my bicycle"

If your derailluer is properly adjusted you won't need one to prevent yourself from shifting into your wheel
If your hanger or cage get slightly bent such that you can still ride and may shift into the wheel, you will notice it and take care of it before breaking anything
If your derailleur gets ripped off your bicycle, hanger gets bent 90 deg., or some other such disaster, your pie plate will still not stop bad things from happening to your wheel because it's a shitty little piece of plastic that will get fucked at the slightest touch

note literally zero pro mountain bikers (i.e. people who hit smash derailleurs for dollars) ride with one. If they don't need it, neither do a bunch of freds who won't get any more rad than riding up their gravel driveway.

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« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2014, 07:13:22 PM »
trim yr housing bro

otherwise I like it

Simpler than trimming.. I just slid it a bit toward the front of the bike.  I'm lazy like that. 

I still need to get some stainless hardware to bolt the racks and fenders on it, along with wiring the headlight and rear light.
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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2014, 07:54:57 AM »
I went through this entire thread, hoping to see a nude woman on a bike.

I am greatly disappointed.

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« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2014, 08:29:29 AM »
My bike, which I got as a graduation present for myself/transportation to my first real job in my pre-mustachian days. This photo is from right after I bought it, but it's going strong 5 years later.

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« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2014, 08:40:53 AM »
I went through this entire thread, hoping to see a nude woman on a bike.

I am greatly disappointed.



for real though, tasteless much?
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« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2014, 04:01:29 PM »
I notice two things.
1. There are lot of bikes with fenders and racks. Now that I have fenders I'll never ride a commuter bike without them again.
2. No fixies, or at least if they were there I missed them. I love having gears, yeah fixies look better but bikes with gears are more practical.

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« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2014, 04:52:37 PM »
2. No fixies, or at least if they were there I missed them. I love having gears, yeah fixies look better but bikes with gears are more practical.

I posted one above. It was my daily commuter (7 miles each way) for 6 months, then a puttering-around-campus bike after that. Did a 350 mile week-long tour on it, plus a 100-miler or two. In the two years I owned it I replaced the BB once. No other maintenance (aside from lubing the drivetrain). I'd say that's incredibly practical, just not for the same use case.

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« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2014, 12:02:02 PM »
I notice two things.
1. There are lot of bikes with fenders and racks. Now that I have fenders I'll never ride a commuter bike without them again.
2. No fixies, or at least if they were there I missed them. I love having gears, yeah fixies look better but bikes with gears are more practical.

My Calgary city bike shown in photo one is a fixie. The rear wheel has a flip-flop hub with a fixed gear on one side, and a single-speed freewheel on the opposite side. The freewheel sprocket is larger than the fixed sprocket, providing a lower gear. I started with the freewheel, but recently switched to fixie just to give it a try. I really like it. 
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« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2014, 04:50:58 PM »
Fixed gear:


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« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2014, 12:11:59 PM »
Mine and my lady's, doggy-style!


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« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2014, 04:34:28 PM »
Converted my Trek 7100 for commuting and touring:





Added new rack, fenders, trekking bar.  Also got MEC waterproof panniers but they aren't in this picture.  I just went for a quick ride to test the new bar and I'd recommend others consider this style of handle bar, there are so many hand positions available.

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« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2014, 04:49:33 PM »
Mine and my lady's, doggy-style!

Ooh I used to have the previous model year of that Allez. It was my first road bike... a little light in the front but still an awesome ride.

Also happened to buy it new for $900 or so (closeout) and sold for it for $600 just last year with a few tens of thousands of miles on it, which was pretty cool.

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« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2014, 09:56:43 PM »
^ That's awesome! I love the Allez. My dad bought mine closeout sale too, a long time ago.

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« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2014, 12:19:41 PM »
My 1984 Sekai 500 12 speed. Paid $9.99 for it at a local thrift store. It had the rack and seat bag. I put new tires, new pedals and new bar tape on it.

Someone babied this bike for years and generously donated it so I could be the new owner.

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« Reply #65 on: August 02, 2014, 03:19:43 AM »
My non electric commuter. Also used for towing a trailer and child to preschool. Just installed the butterfly/trekking bars and adjustable stem today.
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« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2014, 03:27:35 AM »
My Avanti 'flat bar road bike', which I bought in November & got stolen from my locked garage at Easter. So, I bought the same bike all over again because I loved it so much.

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« Reply #67 on: August 15, 2014, 06:06:43 AM »
The latest version of my bike. Slight modification to the "Frankentrailer" jump seat my son is sitting on. Ortlieb panniers. New Cygolite lights (Metro 360 front+Hotshot rear).

Eventually I will get a front rack and panniers as well to expand my cargo capacity. All of this makes me wish for a cargo bike style kickstand.

ETA: Found this double kickstand:

http://www.amazon.com/Pletscher-Double-Center-Bicycle-Kickstand/dp/B006ZN86PM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I think this will be my next bike purchase!
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« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2014, 09:16:41 AM »
My 26" LHT, built mostly with spare MTB parts. Custom wheels built by me (with dynohub). It's going to get a drivetrain upgrade in the near future, but I need to put some more miles on it first. It's not pretty or fast, it's a beast of burden. Nearly indestructible. Got 4000 miles or so on it so far.
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« Reply #69 on: August 15, 2014, 09:55:00 AM »
That's a very tall stem!  Are those the axiom journey front racks?  I had some, but returned them after the first loaded ride . . . without the linking bar over the wheel I found heavy panniers would make them sway in the wind or going over bumps and get dangerously close to the spokes.  Love the axiom rear rack though.

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« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2014, 10:11:15 AM »
That's a very tall stem!  Are those the axiom journey front racks?  I had some, but returned them after the first loaded ride . . . without the linking bar over the wheel I found heavy panniers would make them sway in the wind or going over bumps and get dangerously close to the spokes.  Love the axiom rear rack though.

Yes, they're Axioms. I haven't had the chance to really load them up, but for what they cost, I can whip up a brace pretty easily if they prove to be flexy.

The Axiom rear rack is 100% legit. I've let my kids ride on it around the neighborhood.
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« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2014, 10:15:18 AM »
Here it is, my Free Huffy that a tenant who couldn't pay their rent left in the apartment along with 1 other bike that my wife will use and a multitude of other stuff my father is still going through.  Amazing how that happens.

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« Reply #72 on: August 16, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
My bike: Trek 3700 aluminum frame on my home-made bike rack.

The only real mods I have done to it are headlight/taillight, chip, and clip ons. After having clip ons, I refuse to go back to normal pedals.



I have been really eyeing a rear rack like FunkyStickman has so I can start hauling more than a backpack full of groceries/books/misc.

Did a century ride on it a couple of years ago, and plan to do another century ride on the 30th of this month.

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« Reply #73 on: August 16, 2014, 03:36:59 PM »
Several things that might not be obvious, 7 speed hub gears, dynamo hub for lights and reflective tires.

I don't know why dynamo hubs are not standard equipment everywhere, they are the best way to add a light.
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« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2014, 05:45:15 PM »
Several things that might not be obvious, 7 speed hub gears, dynamo hub for lights and reflective tires.

I don't know why dynamo hubs are not standard equipment everywhere, they are the best way to add a light.

Belt drive, nice! Pretty uncommon here in the States but I think that's where I'm going with my next bike...whenever that is.
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« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2014, 08:13:25 PM »
but I think that's where I'm going with my next bike

don't do that

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« Reply #76 on: August 17, 2014, 12:43:47 AM »

Belt drive, nice! Pretty uncommon here in the States but I think that's where I'm going with my next bike...whenever that is.

I thought the same thing when I first saw it but it's simply fancy chain cover. Still it gets a lot of admiring looks!

BTW Bike Friday sells bikes with belt drives now
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« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2014, 04:59:17 AM »
but I think that's where I'm going with my next bike
Hearsay's worth about what you pay for it but I only know one person who had a belt drive bike (it was his city commuter) and he said it was just continually in need of repair. He didn't keep it for three months. What do they offer that a chain-drive bike doesn't, and are you aware of what you're giving up to get whatever that is?

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« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2014, 05:47:29 AM »
but I think that's where I'm going with my next bike

don't do that

I totally agree with you after doing some further reading with that Trek Soho thread.
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« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2014, 08:14:54 AM »
don't do that
why?

Oh sorry Grant, answered that over here for Mr. Goblin Chief but I guess I should copy it.

no. absolutely awful.

a) they clog up with snow (most important if you're buying it for WINTER riding)
b) tension is finicky: too low = skipping, too high = hella drag
c) under 250 watts (which is far above the power of the average commuter) they are less efficient than a chain
d) the required internally-geared hub is not designed with belt tension in mind; belt drives significantly shorten hub lifespans
e) really sucks to change a flat with them
f) far more difficult to source parts
g) shit's fucking expensive

there is a reason we've stopped speccing bikes with them, until there is a better option than Gates (even their 3rd gen. Center Drive isn't great)

also lol at the guy who thought he could get a full refund from the manufacturer for buying the wrong bike

I feel like there's more too, just can't think of it right now. That should be sufficient, anyway

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« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2014, 03:50:22 AM »
OK bit off topic but how do you post large pics, mine shows up as a thumbnail - also posted it via a iPad if that makes a difference
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« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2014, 09:12:36 AM »
OK bit off topic but how do you post large pics, mine shows up as a thumbnail - also posted it via a iPad if that makes a difference

If you attach it to the post, you can then right-click the thumbnail, and "open in another tab" which will open just the picture. Then you can copy and paste that link in-between the  image tags. Like so:

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« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2014, 10:23:51 PM »
Early 80's Bianchi Randonneur.  Not my most interesting ride, but getting the most use right now.
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« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2014, 10:44:32 PM »
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Is this cruiser comfortable? I am thinking about getting one.

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« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2014, 12:22:13 AM »
Early 80's Bianchi Randonneur.  Not my most interesting ride, but getting the most use right now.
Oh geeze and I thought I was the only one with old bike porn. 1987 Bianchi Super Grizzly MB - with elliptical gears (Shimano Biopace Triple).  Old school, don't even think they make that crankset any longer! Bought the bike new too way back when. Has some serious miles on it now but still in good condition. Will post a photo once I can take one. Cannondale road bike too but a tad newer and not so cool.

random photo of my exact bike.
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« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2014, 06:31:22 AM »
And my all weather machine.  Not sure why it posted sideways....   its right side up everwhere else.
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« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2014, 07:36:51 AM »
I hate to be the one to point this out, but someone cut the wings and propeller off of your aircraft.

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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2014, 08:39:04 AM »
Funny you should mention it.  Theres a plane in the background, thats the entrance to the local airport.  I stoppped for a short break and got a lot of funny looks from the pilots heading in and out.  (I am a pilot as well.  Perhaps one day I will have a pedal powered plane.)
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« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2014, 07:31:36 AM »
I see a lot of racing bikes and MTBs with the seat up high, how do you keep your hands arms from getting sore, I switched an old fashion city bike for that very reason.
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« Reply #89 on: August 22, 2014, 07:48:23 AM »
There are three points of contact between you and your bike.  Pedals, seat, and handlebars.  If you apply more pressure to the pedals on a bike that fits you, less pressure is needed by your hands (and butt) to keep yourself upright.  (Having strong stomach muscles helps transfer weight from your hands back to your legs.)  Moving your hands around on the bars every few minutes helps to prevent discomfort as well.

There's no way I could commute comfortably to work for 10 miles in the blustery winter on a city bike.  The wind resistance and weight distribution that forces all your weight on your butt would make it miserable, slow, and painful.

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« Reply #90 on: August 22, 2014, 01:17:04 PM »
I see a lot of racing bikes and MTBs with the seat up high, how do you keep your hands arms from getting sore, I switched an old fashion city bike for that very reason.

Its all about the proper size bike for you.  A good bike shop can fit you to your bike.  (Or tell you its the wrong size)  there are online configurators as well.  My road bike is very light on my hands.  I can let go of the bars without changing my position.  (Momentarily of course.)  The seat angle, bars, stem, etc all make a big difference on comfort.  If its uncomfortable, one is not set correctly.
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« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2014, 07:56:34 PM »
Is this cruiser comfortable? I am thinking about getting one.

It's super comfortable to me. Been riding it since 2008 w/ an 8sp Nexus hub, but just changed it back to the SS/FG flip flop hub & I'm loving it that way too:
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« Reply #92 on: August 29, 2014, 11:25:56 AM »
Oh brother.  I closed my Yahoo account, and now it looks like my Flikr account is gone too.  That sucks. 

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« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2014, 05:23:02 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, you're right a city bike is great for flat but hard work once you hit the hills, especially if you have a hub gear. Most of our riding is causal mainly flat, I tend to avoid routes with big hills
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« Reply #94 on: September 19, 2014, 01:56:56 AM »
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« Reply #95 on: September 19, 2014, 03:09:00 PM »
I see a lot of racing bikes and MTBs with the seat up high, how do you keep your hands arms from getting sore, I switched an old fashion city bike for that very reason.
As the other's have said a lot depends on if your bike is sized right for you. As a tall female with long legs I need a high seat but have a shorter body (compared to guys who have shorter legs but longer bodies) so have further to reach - which is a literal pain if your bike is sized wrong and just bought from a store.

To reduce pain/stress on my upper body as I ride my road bike which has the handlebars fairly low,  I use Aero Bars - basicly handlebar extensions that support your upper body weight on your elbows so help reduce pain in the arms, hands and shoulder without having to ride tall - so I can lay low and reduce wind resistance. On my MTB I like my handbars low also to keep my weight over the front tire for control  but I sit up straight a lot to rest and just keep my finger tips on the handlebars when it's safe.  But I am thinking of getting something else with high handle bars to ride around town as I'm doing that more often now.
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« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2014, 11:25:00 AM »
I see a lot of racing bikes and MTBs with the seat up high, how do you keep your hands arms from getting sore, I switched an old fashion city bike for that very reason.
As the other's have said a lot depends on if your bike is sized right for you. As a tall female with long legs I need a high seat but have a shorter body (compared to guys who have shorter legs but longer bodies) so have further to reach - which is a literal pain if your bike is sized wrong and just bought from a store.

To reduce pain/stress on my upper body as I ride my road bike which has the handlebars fairly low,  I use Aero Bars - basicly handlebar extensions that support your upper body weight on your elbows so help reduce pain in the arms, hands and shoulder without having to ride tall - so I can lay low and reduce wind resistance. On my MTB I like my handbars low also to keep my weight over the front tire for control  but I sit up straight a lot to rest and just keep my finger tips on the handlebars when it's safe.  But I am thinking of getting something else with high handle bars to ride around town as I'm doing that more often now.

You can also install an extension for your handlebars that brings them up.  I did this because of an old neck injury.  Leaning over a bike and looking up ahead could aggravate my neck so I extended the handlebars up and I'm more upright when I ride.  Which also means less pressure on my hands/wrists.

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