>>934838 >chainrings and cassettes only last a few thousand miles each That would be because you're not taking proper care of your bike. It would also be because you're letting your chain wear/stretch too much before replacing it -- assuming you're replacing it at all. Wouldn't at all be surprised if you don't clean and lube your chain when you should either, or the rest of the drivetrain for that matter, which also accelerates wear. A chain is cheap compared to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Compare a bicycle chainring to a motorcycle sprocket. They are about 1mm compared to 4.5mm. More surface area where the chain contacts the drive, less force exerted thus slowing wear. You honestly can't figure this out yourself?
>>937090 >clean what is dirty >new cables, brake pads, saddle, grips >read park tool's site and tune up bike >keep as backup bike or spare bike to lend to friends for rides
Assuming the drive-train and wheels are in good shape fixing the saddle and putting new cables on will get you close to what you paid for it. For more people a used trek for $125-150 beats $350+ for a new one. The brand... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>935454 Not op, but probably for the same reason why people talk about model railroads, or hobby flying in circles. You want to ban those threads too, I'd be fine with it. I would be fine with a pure transportation board. Let's get rid of hobby pilots shitting up the board with their talk about how to sound "cool" when talking to ATC, and posting pictures of their R-22 which is used to fly in circles for an hour before landing again. Or those gliders which can't even transport anything except for if... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>935120 What is the F measurement called and what is the point of it?
Seems rather pointless, especially as it looks to be measured from the centre of the headtube so a longer headtube with a shorter fork would have a different measurement despite being functionally identical.
>>935009 For most things I drive my pickup truck. XDDDDD Then again I'm not an underage child, or a NEET, or poor, so I can afford proper transportation.
Of course I have two road bikes, one of which is a Cervelo P2, and 'riding' is synonymous with 'training' or 'racing'. I spend more than enough time every week on one bike or another (10 to 15 hours a week). Such is the life of a semi-pro road racer.
>>935009 Metro supplemented by trams and/or buses. Both of my schools are on top of metro stations so it's convenient. When I go home I take a train (and then someone picks me up) or a bus directly to my village.
When I'm at my village - my bike or brother's car.
So, APD in Scotland is going to be cut by 50% in 2018, that means 13£/short haul, and 76£/long haul fees per person will be cut by half. You're all experts so I'm curious as to how this will affect flights to/from Scotland.
So I presume when Ryanair sell a fare for 40£ in the past, in the UK, x£ was to cover fuel, y£ to cover airports, and 13£ of that was to cover APD. So now that Ryanair flying from Scotland will only pay 6.50£ on that fare, then that means that every seat they sell to a Scottish passenger is worth £6.50 more in profit to them than... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>930432 >LAMTA >dirty LA is pretty shitty when it comes public transit but I've never had any problems with sanitation on the LRT and subway lines.
>I am all aboard going on my long commute to work this way but the steel seats with nasty used up padding Rough seats are used everywhere because padded seats tend to be vandalised and they are massive bacteria magnets (just look at the reports on the seats that used to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's coming, /n/ >fair weather cyclists everywhere >joggers with headphones and dog walkers throwing frisbees and kids on leashes darting around >angry dentists on crabbon who decided that it's perfect weather to make a strava record, yelling at everyone to "get out of the way" >female cyclists wearing clit revealing shorts riding five abreast at exactly 7 mph while giggling and swerving everywhere >literally... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
so, whats the deal with chinese carbon frames? i am not speaking about labeled ripoffs, i am speaking about nonpainted frames from famous producers like deng fu. google shows up mixed opinions and alot of people seem to be really butthurt about them without having further experience
are they any pros? what are the cons besides not knowing the quality?
People are really butthurt over literally every brand on earth. Specialized is shit because they sued someone once. Trek is shit because they make hybrids. Bianchi is shit because transvestites ride them. Surly is shit because it's not expensive enough. Dengfu is shit because nikolasv doesn't like asians. Habanero is shit because it has a spic name. Moots is shit because he sold us to the japanese. Waterford is shit because nikolasv has a used one.
Nothing is ever good enough, so if you're looking for validation you're in the wrong place, bucko. Just... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>932747 Bombing down a steep descent at >30mph on a frame that you can't be confident isn't going to shatter on you if you hit a bump and get you killed isn't enough of a 'con' for you? Or are you Bruce Willis in 'Unbreakable' and you can slam into the pavement at those speeds and magically not get injured?
They're SHIT. The 'companies' that produce them don't give a fuck if you get killed, they only care about getting your money. You may as well be playing Russian Roulette.
>>932751 You're assuming that the cunts of /n/ who complain about these things are really posting to complain about these things. They're not. They complain because they like complaining. Wouldn't be surprised if they don't even own or ride bikes, they just want to whine and whinge and make piss-and-vinegar posts because in some fucked-up way it amuses them or makes them feel relevant or whatever it is that gets them off from doing it. Or they're just so far into the fringes of humanity that nothing even... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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