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Nice, I really hope when we all have your bikes this results in a spinoff "Bike Game" thread.
03-23-2015 11:08 PM
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Best to lock the bike this way:

[Image: lock-sheldon.jpg]

On the rear tire, between the 2 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions. That secures the rear tire and the frame. The front tire is still vulnerable, which you can lock to the u-lock with this:

[Image: kryptonite%2030ft%20cable.jpg?w=430&...mp;amp;a=7].

Or replace the quick release with locking skewers.
03-24-2015 12:33 AM
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What about a Chain Lock which are also supposed to be tough?
03-24-2015 12:50 AM
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If you mean the ones here - http://www.amazon.com/b?node=194614011 , they're often better than u-locks, but a lot heavier.

I leave a cheap ulock at work so when I commute I don't have to carry one. Otherwise, I carry a u lock.
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(03-23-2015 10:26 PM)Basil Ransom Wrote:  
(03-23-2015 10:20 PM)General Mayhem Wrote:  
(03-23-2015 10:08 PM)Clint Barton Wrote:  My mother got me a green 8-speed Bianchi Milano a few years ago and I use that if I want a more comfy ride with gears, or just let the date ride it while I ride the fixed-gear.

I'm surprised that we haven't talked about going on rides with dates or using bikes to game yet.

My girl has been begging me to fix her bike so we can ride together.

That like was for your avatar lol.

Real talk, the inner ghetto Romeo in me almost comes out when I pass white girls with big asses on my bike. For some reason it seems like an even better idea to scream out "nice ass!" when biking by, instead of just walking.

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^^ I would wear the shit out of that shirt.
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10 Ways Not to Get Hit:

http://bicyclesafe.com
03-25-2015 11:35 PM
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What kind of portable road bike pumps do you guys like?
At the store they have like 30 diff brands, sizes, and models...
03-27-2015 01:43 AM
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After mountain biking for the past 2 years, I have finally decided to get a road bike yesterday. Got a Fuji ROUBAIX.

Looks alot like this:

[Image: 2015_FUJI_ROUBAIX_1.3_side.jpg]

It was a tough decision. I was originally going to spring nearly a stack just to upgrade my mountain bike's components to something pretty high end (Shimano Deore XT), but I decided to just get a road bike instead and try something different.

Biking is the only way I stay in shape these days. Too much MMA, basketball, etc for years makes it hard for me to tolerate the impact on my knees from regular running, but biking strengthens everything without the impacts.

While test riding this bike, I stopped shortly because the speed was a bit scary. Never been that fast on a bike before. This should be fun. Gonna go riding this weekend. Banana

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03-27-2015 07:12 AM
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(03-27-2015 01:43 AM)The_CEO Wrote:  What kind of portable road bike pumps do you guys like?
At the store they have like 30 diff brands, sizes, and models...

I cannot remember the brand I have, but I stopped carrying it when I used to MTB because those monstrous tires never lost pressure. If I ever did a truly long or hazardous ride, I probably would have brought it. I have gotten stuck having to wade through water and mud in the woods, without having gear like pumps, tires, etc. which made me stop being stupid about not bringing tools. My tires and gear was fine, but what if it wasn't? Carrying a bike in general is not fun at all. One day it will bite me in the ass not having all the tools I need. I'll post what pump I have later.

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So I converted the old Japanese road bike into a completely brakeless fixie... what an interestung feeling it is!

It makes me ride differently and I'm learning to spin faster. I even stop for red lights now!

Next will be to get some maintenance done on the grocery bike - the wheels from the Japanese bike and some really skinny tires will go on, and I'll get the brakes dialed in. I do miss freewheeling at going down bridges a little bit, plus brakes are nice sometimes.
03-27-2015 08:47 AM
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Lol today I rediscovered something I learned from driving: pickup drivers are the kind of people who will take time out of their busy day to pull over, get out of their car and kill you. Thankfully, I had a chance to quickly dart away down an alley. Don't risk it with white trash/cholo pickup truck drivers.
03-27-2015 07:06 PM
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Be careful in the heat.
I saw a driver lose his temper at a stop light when the light changed b/c the biker in front of him didn't get going fast enough.
He lost it and tried to go around him and it seemed like a crash waiting to happen.

Basil - do you wear any hi-vis gear for your commute?
03-27-2015 09:02 PM
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The lorry driver's eye view of London cyclists:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-25007830
03-27-2015 09:27 PM
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I wear some brightly colored (but not high viz colored) accessories. Good lights are probably more effective than high viz gear, but high viz certainly doesn't hurt.

Any recommendations for shorts/pants? I'd like something a little more stylistically versatile than Lycra, but if nothing else comes close, in terms of performance and comfort, I can go with that. Do the MTB tights compromise road commuting performance much? The less I look like a cyclist (or as cyclists say, a Fred) the better, if there's no performance tradeoff.
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I like that - under the radar high viz.
I notice that in Europe they go all out with high viz: vests, neon jackets, etc.

For shorts I bought padded boxer briefs that I can wear under any shorts I want.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/fashio...thing.html

I don't know about the MTB tights so I'll let someone else chime in about that or shorts.
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Ah I meant MTB shorts. Seems like tights are mostly for warm weather, but I have seen local cyclists wear them in warm weather.

Something you can get is high viz reflective bands with velcro for your ankles and even wrists. They keep your pant leg from getting in the chain, and also enhance visibility supposedly because they're on a moving part of your body - your legs, which are pedaling. Since they're moving, they'll be at different angles and reflect light around more. Most stock pedals have reflectors built in as well; if they don't, you can add reflective tape.
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This nigga is suicide crazy.





In other news, do y'all leave y'alls bike out when it rains? Mostly I keep mine outside due to space issues, but I feel bad when it rains and I can't take it in due to being elsewhere.

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Just picked up one of these from the bike shop down the road

[Image: whistler_50-m.jpg]
http://www.morebikes.ca/Rocky-Mountain-2...p_488.html

650 on sale (new)

Didn't want to bother trying to pick something good from the limited kijiji selection in my size (XL), drive out somewhere, have to haul the bike back, find out they did a shitty job of installing new parts etc so I just went in there and let them sell me something.

Plan is to bike to the gym/grocery store/around. Bike store guy tried to sell me some pricey ass saddle bags and other accessories. Anyone have any data on choosing good and cheap bags?

Is there a particular brand of lock that is better than the others? I live in a shitty part of town so I don't mind dropping a bit of $$$ on a lock for when I go get groceries.

What kind of maintenance should be done on the bikes. The bike shop included a year long maintenance package free of cost, but said I should still oil the chain (which type of oil), do you have to grease any of the other components, hydraulic brake maintenance etc?

My bike has torque ratings wherever there is an adjustable piece. eg. where my seat moves up and down its 6N.m. Would you guys recommend getting a torque wrench (I have a socket set with allan key bits) or just try not to wrench on it too hard
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Western, for small accessories, you can get a cheap BV bag off Amazon. I recommend the large, as these things always come in handy.

Lube for the chain, grease for everything else, air for the tires.

As for a lock, get a u-lock. I've heard Abus is best but pricey. Kryptonites is good, especially the orange evolution and the yellow fuhgeddabout it lines (yellow pricier, better heavier). Get a cable lock too with looped ends to protect the front wheel. If you commute, see if you can leave a lock at the rack at work.

There are some new locks on the market from kickstarter, but its unclear how they compare to traditional u locks.
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I just started commuting to work by bike. It takes a little longer than by car, but at least I'm burning calories on a commute that I'm going to make anyway. Efficient use of my time and will help me stay healthy.
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What are y'all's opinion on trainers?

This sweet trainer that goes for 330 is now available for 140. Then again, I don't want to pull the trigger if it's not good.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Pro...reviewsTab

Edit: The bad thing about living in the ghetto, people are too damn uncivilized and I keep getting flats from broken glass.

Edit 2: To those who bring a camera when riding, point and shoot or DSLR?

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I got one six months ago for riding round town and am really enjoying it, it's probably become my favourite hobby. On a sunny day I ride with my shirt off through the local park. When girls eyefuck me I stop and have a chat. So much easier than a walking approach and for some reason being on a bike gives you a bit more dominance, plus a quick escape route. Shame it's only sunny 4 days out of thirty where I live..

I've always had very skinny calves and tried everything to get them to grow in the gym. Since I got a bike they're blowing up.


It also makes it easy to find targets, you can drive past a bar and check out the talent, can do lots of reconnaissance in a short period of time. Likewise shop girls etc. Then lock it up and approach on foot.

For some reason being on a bike makes me brave, ill wave at a girl or blow a kiss as I ride past, would never do that walking.

Also in making an approach look natural, can survey from a distance and manouvre quickly into position. I spied a promo girl working on a stall in town who was busy serving, I rode circuits from a distance where she couldn't see until I saw she wasn't serving. Cycled over to where she was having a cig break on a bench, plonked myself down and acted like I was just stopping for a drink of water and she happened to be sat on the bench. Banged that night.

It's Friday night it's 10pm and I'm in bed because at 9am ill be cycling all over town fresh and energised and exploring and approaching.


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