So I decided to pull the trigger on a folder bike to get around town a little more easily. Pic related, Schwinn Loop.
I opted out of going stupid expensive, figuring that if I break this cheaper one then I can go get a better one.
The plan for upgrades is MKS FD-7 folding aluminum pedals, Cloud 9 Saddle because I've heard the stock seat is utter shit, and some better wheels/tires.
Any advice on the wheels/tires? The wheels just need to be semi-decent 20's that aren't in that goofy star pattern and will distribute the load a bit more evenly.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>957312 Interesting logic. Why not buy the thing you want straight from the start, rather than invest money into something lack luster that will either break, or have poor resale value- thus wasting that money + the money you'll spend on the thing you actually want?
You're also planning to polish a turd which = more money. Not to be a dick...just genuinely curious. Perhaps your best bet is to find the frame you like, then build it with the parts you want. It may be cheaper that way also. After all, eGay is saturated... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>957321 >Perhaps your best bet is to find the frame you like, then build it with the parts you want the only way to go about it instead of buying a full bike to salvage the frame just buy the frame and don't buy anything hoping it would break so you can get it replaced, it's plain stupid and an awful waste of money you could just save towards your goal bike
>>957329 I use the philosophy with bikes that I use with tools, which means that you buy cheap and use it until it breaks. If it serves it's purpose and doesn't break, then you didn't need a more expensive tool.
As far as the polishing idea -- even with me investing some money in additional parts, it'll still be a 250 dollar bike. I can live with that.
There are no hard and fast rules about what is best. The real problem you have with people riding on the sidewalk comes from people riding on the sidewalk exactly as if they were on the road, and not considering the extra/different problems with the sidewalk. (Even if this 'problems' come down to 'cagers cannot be bothered to look')
So, so long as you're aware of the dangers; ride a bit slower, make sure no one is going to turn into you, all that, watch for driveways getting backed out of, or sped into, it CAN be safer to take the sidewalk... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
They're no longer needed. Their whole reason for existing was because back then, most airports were small, so the only way for large aircraft to be feasible was to use VTOL (which back then meant airships) or use the ocean as a runway. Longer runways were built all over during WWII to support heavy bombers, after the war they were used for commercial traffic. Not to mention that jet engines provided much faster acceleration, so it was possible to shorten the required runway length for aircraft of a given size.
Looking to buy a trike (need to get around / have no balance), looking to spend under $500. Need help since I know nothing. Will probably replace the basket with a cooler, replace the handle bars, and seat, and buy a small trailer. Don't know how to assemble shit so will have to goto a bike shop for that. Also interested in electric wheels, solar panels, and small speaker system / working lights.
>>962002 Did you just never learn to balance a bike or do you have a medical condition?
I know you can get add ons to turn a regular bicycle into a trike, might be a cheaper option. Regarding electric assistance it'd have to be the front wheel unless someone makes a trike specific hub motor.
I need a bike for 1 month only so I found a used road bike for £79 from a bicycle shop. It looks a bit run down but they said it's fully serviced and ready to ride and I rode it around for 5 minutes before buying it and it seemed fine.
2 days later and my front tire is out of air. I took it apart and whilst doing so found out the tire is cracked in some parts and the tube has already been patched up once.
I'm not a bike expert so I'm clueless about this: Is there a good chance that I had the tube punctured because the tires are very thin and the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
As long as your tires are inflated to the proper pressure, riding over cracks or potholes shouldn't cause punctures. You were most likely running too low PSI and got a pinch-flat. Of course the cracked tire walls probably had something to do with it too. Get new tires and tubes. Also you can patch tubes multiple times with no problems. >>>/n/bqg
Before this, analyze where the punctures are happening: If they are in the "sides" of the tube,look in the side which went punctured and look if there is a single puncture or are more than one, symmetrically located from the centerline of the side of tube. Single: cracked tirewalls/rimwalls or bad procedure at mounting. Two symmetrically: that means you are using them with low presure and in bad shaped surfaces. If the puncture is in the side... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I just bought one of these for my bike and im waiting for it in the mail. Anyone here have any experience with these engines? Any reccomendations for mods or whatever or ways to improve it? I just wannt m/o/torized bike.
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