I could never wrap my mind about the fact that small, portable, lightweight parachutes aren't as common on airplanes as lifejackets are on boats and ships.
And no, don't give me that ''too expensive'' bulllshit. Are you saying that a one time 1000$ investment is not worth your life lmao. Even having a cloth ww1-era parachute is still better then falling to death
>>977591 >Would /n/ consider this a good starting bike? It's more than a good bike. It's an excellent bike with a component level that even picky and experienced riders would do very well with. The Canyon is better looking and a pro brand, the PX is much better speced and cheaper. Pick your poison.
So, I bought this bike 6 years ago. It's a Specialized Sirrus (2010). It's in a very good condition since I've hardly used it.
What do you guys think I should upgrade? Any comments? Remarks?
I'm not very fond of the handlebar, because it doesn't allow for a comfortable position when I'm just cruising around. I thought about buying a handlebar like the ones that sit on old classic bicycles. You know, the ones where the handles are positioned towards you. But a handlebar like that doesn't seem to fit a bike like this, so I don't really know what to do.
>>977400 Thanks for the advice. Do you have any for the handlebar situation? >>977403 Well, all parts on stock bikes aren't equal, or am I wrong? The reason I purchased it 6 years ago was because I was gonna use it for exercise, but then I switched to other means of attaining said exercise. It has been parked in the garage ever since (with the exception of a few tours).
No amount of situational awareness will help you when you're at a entering a blind intersection and a driver decides to blast by a stop sign or when someone decides to open their doors while you're going 20+ mph. :')
What do you guys think of the trek 1.2? I come from a stunt biking backround but stopped doing that due to the risk involved. But I miss cycling in general and would like to go fast and maybe do a race or two.
Would the trek 1.2 suffice? I don't have tons of money to spend right now.
Or should I just get a used road bike that was more $ when new but has depreciated.
I have a 3 y o carbon road bike. I found out about how carbon forks fail suddenly. Now I'm paranoid about this happening. I don't want to be paralysed from the neck down. Thinking of saving up and just getting a brand new bike, not sure if I can trust 3 year old carbon...
What are your thoughts /n/? Have you ever had any carbon fail, if so which component was it and at what age?
Ok this may not apply completely for you but my bike frame+fork is 4 or 5 months old with 6k miles, and 5+ crit crashes (30+mph and one at 38mph) a couple RR crashes and a couple drops (sliding off a fucking wall or some shit from the wind) + getting rear ended on a group ride by a buddy. It's completely fine. The shit is sturdy as fuck, trust me.
You're probably much more likely to die trying to hop a curb than from your carbon bike failing without it being wrecked badly first.
I had an old crabbon MTB fail when the metal part corroded off because I had been riding it in the salt and snow several winters in a row, but I saw it coming weeks before it happened so it was no surprise
I would have serious reservations about buying a used crabbon, but new? Not worried at all, but then, I'm not a hamplanet and I don't make a habit of crashing
Can someone explain the "bring a 6 pack of beer and the mechanic will suck your dick meme"?
I don't understand. If the beer is worth less than the fee, why would the mechanic work for a 6-pack of beer? If you pay the fee, why would you need a 6-pack of beer on top of that to make sure the mechanic does a good job? Further more why would I want a drunk person working on my bike or telling me about bikes?
>>968904 iunno but one time the shop said not to charge me and the shop girl was a megaqt and I wasn't sure if she was hitting on me or what so I never went back there because I'd probably propose marriage to her and she would laugh at me and say not in a million years
on the bright side it motivated me to spend like $400 on tools and a workstand and stuff, so that I never have to show my face in there again and humiliate myself in front of my future wife
>>968912 So basically you're a special snowflake that couldn't get a real job, and you think you deserve special treatment because you wanted a "fun" job, and your days consists of complaining about bike mechanic problems instead of real problems. Got it.
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