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Trying to decide on which motor kit to go with. I plan on commuting to work which is about 10km mostly across bike paths/trails with gentle slopes. Don't plan on going faster than 20mph which is the legal limit here.

I think I'm settled on a lunacycle shark pack and am leaning towards a rear geared hub around 350-500w (maybe Bafang bpm). Does anyone have experience with a motor they really like?
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>>932415
E. None of the above.
Bicycle motors are a waste of time. Just get a scooter or actual moped.
If you really want help with your shitty project, go talk to diy.
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>>932416
what this guy said
clumsy fatties on e-bikes belong on /o/
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Is there a reason you care about it being electric?

Why not just get an old fashioned moped with pedals?

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Describe your commute.

>Cycle

>Through neighbourhood.
>cross into industrial estate.
>Walk up hill with bike to office.
>On way home, freewheel downhill.
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>walk
>walk home
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Bike to work:
1 mile on neighborhood streets
3 miles on fast arterial roads (downhill)
final 5 miles through quiet, grid-layout pre-war neighborhoods and downtown (pic related, it's very pleasant)

Bike back home:
8-9 miles on a less-busy main/arterial road that gently gains elevation
Last 1-2 miles either a MUP or an easy singletrack trail or another moderately busy road, depending on stops I need to make
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>having a job

>>try to keep the hate to a minimum
>>talk about rides, miles, stats ect.
>>anything about fixed gear/track bikes
>>keep the super gay fixed gears with bright unorganized color schemes and shitty wheelsets out of the thread please
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tandem track bike
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>>>/toy/
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>>929659
autist detected.

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Starting off with a technique question:
I'm not a natural climber and I've been putting work into my climbing technique lately to try and improve.
when I get to a high enough grade that I have to stand, I try to get into an upright stance with a relaxed body and so i can open my chest and breathe better; It feels like I'm putting too much weight on the bars though as I swerve around a bit when my cadence drops.
Any advice?
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There is already a /bqg/ on the front page, faglord
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>>941779
>>941780
Learn to link, doofus.
Also, starting a new one because the old one is almost at the post limit.
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>>941782
>almost
And yet it can still survive a while after the bump limit, cuntface.

You swerve because you are putting too much weight on the bars to control it with your shit arms. Instead of trying to stand straight up to do your stupid yoga breathing exercise and leaning on the handlebars so you can "relax", you use your muscles instead to keep your upper body from flopping about so you can put power out

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Bib shorts: what bib shorts do you wear? Pros and Cons
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pearl izumi elite
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>>942973
Why do you use these? Any negatives about these?
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>>942968
I get mine off eBay. I've got a few pairs of these ones specifically:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SHADOW-CYCLING-BIB-SHORTS-jersey-cycle-Padded-tights-coolmax-rowing-triathlon-/180628754598

Pros: cheap
Cons: maybe not as good as super expensive $100+ ones? I dunno, I've never even tried a pair of more expensive ones. I have some dhb ones from Wiggle that were more than these but don't seem any better.

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do you guys have any recommendations for pannier bags? pic not necessarily related.
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Ortlieb if common sense
Carradice if image-obsessed retrogrouch
Axiom if you love regret
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Better and cheaper to get a bike trailer. Panniers have many drawbacks.
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>>939688
> Going downhill with a trailer

ishh

why does cycling destroy womens look and personality?

https://vimeo.com/155497525
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>>924848
>implying anyone would catcall these women

Who do they think they are fooling with these videos, Bernie Sanders supporters?
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>>924848
>https://vimeo.com/155497525
Is one holding a lager can?
If it is a 0.5 probably
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>>924849
Wow, way to be a sexist pig! They are all extremely beautiful in their own way, which is why they are catcalled because men catcall any female that is attractive, so by saying that they couldn't really be catcalled is extremely insulting and offensive, but people shouldn't be catcalling anybody anyway because it's objectifying and disrespectful.

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I recently got a flat bar hybrid and am suffering from hand, wrist, forearm pain. I've tried various solutions in terms of positioning and although it helped it didn't solve the problem. I am considering these or one of their variants. Anyone rolling with Ergon's? Thoughts?
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>flat bar
Well there's your problem.
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Sure the bars arent fuckhuege wide af?
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>>941208

Have you tried tilting your saddle back a bit?

Saddle position has a very big impact on hand comfort.

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What are the chances this gets off the ground?
At least a flying prototype.

>naming your company Boom™

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-21/this-aerospace-company-wants-to-bring-supersonic-civilian-travel-back

Pic related, their concept.
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An aviation company named boom, in a world where aviation is the edgiest about terrorist attacks. Ok

Anyways, as long as they have the funds, it'll probably take off at some point.
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I can't help feel that calling an aircraft company "boom" was probably misguided.
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>>936127
>>936148
I want to see another supersonic airliner but if they can't even name their company right I'm not sure.
Hopefully they change it and get a marketing department instead of engineers thinking they're witty.

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Post Your Bike Thread
/pybt/

old thread >938297 is kill
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whoops

old thread link
>>938297
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old pic
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>inb4 "NONDRIVESIDE REEEEEEE"

It's shimano Acera, Suntour XCRSix cranks. Cheap and very reliable.

Why does /n/ hate the fixed gear bike so much? I get why you hate some riders but people that take fixed gear as hobbies aren't that bad, most of them are the coolest people I've met. I get why no brakes is a concern to most.
Give me a good reason why the fixed gear is bad other than you have insufficient knee power. The brand that fixed gears are under are questionable but the bike is still fun to ride. If you haven't give a fixed gear bike a try, do so. You might like it. They're also the king for training and conditioning.
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Fixed gear bikes?
Are those bikes these kind of bikes where you cant shift gears?
But why no brakes? o.O
Well as far as i see, the only benefit is that the pedaling power has the minimum loss of energy(hub gear has mostly more than derailleur gear)
No brakes = i rather run across a speedway blind than riding this.
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At least in my case, I dislike fixiefags because they're assholes on the road. They disregard every rule, ride against traffic, smash mirrors and scratch cars, plus they can't stop in time in emergency situations (brakelessfags). They just give cyclists a bad rep.

Of course I'm generalizing, but most fixiefags I've met meet that criteria.
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makes no fucking sense to force your feet to spin constantly when you could just slap on a freewheel and coast when you don't need to pedal.

enjoy your pedal strike.

also, there is an entire thread on fixies already with >100 posts on it.

>Riding home from work today
>Stop in left lane at red light, because I'm turning left
>Waiting for light to change
>Car pulls up behind me starts honking
>I raise my hands in the universal "WTF" signal
>woman in car looks visibly angry
>pulls up beside me on the right
>Angry Wealthy Russian lady:"What the...
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It was ok, I guess. Had a burger after classes, also started reading the new King's book
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>>924791
Recent immigrants are some of the worst, most angry cagers out there, in my experience. It's because cage ownership, much like large television ownership, and wearing Levi's jeans, and having the latest Bob Dylan cassette tapes, represents an outward signal of Real American Success to members of their community, and they are very self-important about it.

The other really bad group is blue collar workers. They're mad at anyone who has a white collar job and makes a special point to use a method of...
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>>924791
I passed a bus on the left, looking back it was a stupid idea. Nothing happened but I felt bad about it.

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Anyone else excited to see the Seattle Link project coming along? Every great US city needs a rail system.
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>>925543
yes, much so. Traffic in Seattle is some of the worst in the country. The Link will be slow, but beats being stuck on I-5 for hours
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>University Link nearing completion
>East Link beginning construction

It would be nice to have a Ballard/West Seattle line too.
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>>925543
Yeah in fuckin 2035.

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I am wanting to do my 1st century in about 11 weeks, The Denver Century Ride if anyone else is going.

I would appreciate any tips to help me out, I know for a fact I will struggle with the climbing.

Also the most I have ever ridden before was 75 miles with about 4000ft of climbing. That was last summer and I think the last 10-15 miles were really rough. I stopped at gas stations to get grub. This will be 103 miles with about 6000+ft and probably some sort of support station every 25 miles or so.

How can I prepare and what are some things I should bring...
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Why do people ride a 53-39 in the first place?

Do you spin out with your 50-11 gearing?
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>>939855
>Why do people ride a 53-39 in the first place?
Because 13-25 is a tighter grouping than 11-23. Because there is insufficient overlap on a compact chainset, leading to too many front shifts in some terrain. Because 39t gives you more usable cassette range in most normal terrain, where many gears would be too light to use on a compact.

On the high end 50→5[3,2] is only a 5% increase in gearing, so that's quite obviously not the reason, anon.
You'll note that the new...
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>>939858
>Because 13-25 is a tighter grouping than 11-23.

Enough reason alone. Altho 53-13 is lower then 50-11

>Because there is insufficient overlap on a compact chainset, leading to too many front shifts in some terrain.

Then you have your drivetrain set up incorrectly. More specifically, your small ring is too big.

>Because 39t gives you more usable cassette range in most normal terrain, where many gears would be...
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Bike Questions General - /bqg/. Same OP as before edition.
Does this general have a pasta? I couldn't find any archieve with /n/.
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Has anyone here owned a Diamond Back Topanga? I bought this one for 40€, in fairly good shape. As far as I know all the frame is chromoly except for the rear triangle.

I'll be putting on it some new Shimano cantis, Schwalbe Marathon tires and a road handlebar with new stem and brake levers. I will do some light touring on it (no panniers) during spring and summer, while keeping it as a commuter for the rest of the year.

It currently has a 3x7 groupset and basic, single-wall rims. If I go on any long tours I will probably build a new wheelset with Novatec...
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>Does this general have a pasta?
Nope, but you could take a shot at making some.

I guess I have a question, has anyone here ever refinished a carbon crankset? I may be getting some Red cranks that are scuffed up, I've had one suggestion that they can be cleaned up by sanding clean then respraying with clearcoat - does that sound like BS or has anyone here tried it?

Pic tangentially related, if this arm hadn't failed I wouldn't be looking to swap cranks around on my fleet.

>>937768
Yep,...
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What makes a "good" groupset? How does an ultra so better than say, a 105? Is it Mainly weight ?

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