so, i'm a jimmy delivery biker in chicago. posted before about cruising through the winter on 23 gators (legit try it it'll work)
Right now i'm in the process of building a budget dream bike. i want some drop bars with aero position, a smalller front wheel, a fork with disks, a good steel frame.
Anyway, i had to borrow a bike from my dad to use while i fix up my fixie and my bonnie traygar. Would using a mountain fork for a 26" in wheel with disks be possible to achieve that smaller front wheel approach?
BTW, i do delivery in west loop... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
lets talk about food. what do you guys eat? how much money do you spend on food? do you eat during rides?
right now im worried cause at the moment im still living with my parents(who have nice moneys) and they are ok buying tons of food, but in a month im moving out and im poor, my work is relaxed but crappy payed.. and i eat a fucking ton. i know its related to biking.
per day i usually eat: 3 big meals 1 decent sandwich 2-3 bananas or other fruits 1 litre of milk 1-4 boiled eggs note: when i say big meals i mean something like rice or pasta+... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>924141 Ah, and I feel I should answer your other questions, I drink LOTS of water on a daily basis, and this is the same on rides. And on longer rides I carry some sort of energy bar and eat it part way through after a few hours (I prefer vector bars)
I don't spend that much money on food, the only notable expenses are my fish, and shake stuff. Other than that it's largely bulk stuff and vegis.
I would say cut down on the milk, eat less fruit, and more vegis. But other than that your diet doesn't seem all that bad.
Ihad my mountain bike stolen in denver at the end of summer. It was my own fault I guess cuz I just used a cable lock. I saw other people using them so I thought it was ok. I know better now and have a u lock and a heavy duty chain. Pic related: nearly identical to my stolen mtb
One, the chainstay (2nd from bottom pic) was getting really nicked up on my bike, and when I noticed I put a few layers of masking tape over it. Today, when I peeled it off to take a picture there wasn't any more damage but quite a bit has already been done. I would like to know why the chain might be hitting the chainstay and how to prevent it.
Two, in additon to the chainstay damage there's some old chips on other parts of the frame that have rotten rusty, and I have bought some supplies from various stores to fix... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>923093 That's pretty involved for a paint patch, I'd like to know how your plan works out, sounds like you're on the right track.
Personally, when I touch up dings I just dab on some nail polish or enamal model paint and call it good - not as thorough as what you're doing but it works, at least for bikes in a dry climate that get stored indoors.
For the decals - there's no way to fix or improve them, you either have to paint over them or peel them off completely.
>>923093 Oops I neglected your first question: chain slap happens when your chain has slack in it and you ride over rough terrain. If your chain is too long or you're using an old derailer that doesn't take up slack effectively, those are problems you can solve, but sometimes on a bike with a triple crankset, wide range gearing, and longish chainstays, there's always going to be a lot of chain available to flop around and bash the stay, so your best option is to make sure you have a large-enough chainstay protector in place.
>>903694 Looks like a Track Bike that was re-tasked as a street Fixie. It's got a front brake, and maybe that Big Bird thing on the handlebars has a horn.
I do get pissed when someone takes a historically significant road frame, e.g. an old curved stay Hetchins, and files off the derailleur hanger and brake cable guides to make a smooth fixie frame. In the case of this Bianchi, it doesn't look molested; there's nothing to prevent it from being restored to it's original self.
>>920421 What happened to the frame? Lovely bike in any case, nice color scheme, pls trim the steerer >>920423 Tiagra is great for a first road bike. As the other anon said in the previous thread, your saddle seems tilted a bit too far back, may wanna level it with the ground. Same with the bars, in time when you get more flexible you'll be wanting a lower position.
How boring and autismal can it get?! Well This autismal and boring!
Is it worth choosing a brand over another? Stick to the "big names"(shimano,SRAM,Campagolo) or maybe go to 3rd party brands?(Sunrace,BBB,FSA etc.) What are your experiences? What do you use to determine if your chain is worn out and needs replacing? Lubes?Wax?Even grease?! Your mileage? Do (full)chainguards work on your 1/8' chains?
>>922770 SRAM chains are particularly greasy, and require cleaning out of the box. This is because some of their low end chains aren't properly plated, and get surface rust very easily, which can lead to increased wear. Either rust dust or grime can increase wear, so I'd advise against the low end chains. Nothing wrong with higher end SRAM chains though and they come with a quick link.
You should never buy a Campy chain. By all means, they're excellent chains, some people are able to get extremely long lives... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>oh, you saw it on our website? well we don't have that in the store but we can have it for you in 10-15 days, you just need to stand here while I incorrectly write down your details and oh, mind if I save a copy of your credit card in my drawer? we'll be charging you right now, of course. we wouldn't want you getting impatient and ordering on amazon now would we?
>>915340 what kinda shit lbs is that. I went to my lbs to test out a CAAD10, but it was one size too large for me. I asked if he could get a smaller one, he said yes and I can ride the larger size in the meantime, swapping it for the smaller one when it arrives.
>>915340 I work at an LBS and still have to deal with this shit. The only positive aspect I can say about the experience for most people is that an LBS will solve all your compatibility problems, so someone doesn't buy the wrong stem for the wrong bars or something like that. then again, nonretards would be able to figure that out.
>>915367 whoa, that's legendary service. the LBS is taking a huge hit over the fact that they have to recable your bike and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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