How many miles is too many for a secondhand carbon fiber bike, considering that it was well-maintained and serviced, has never been crashed, was stored properly, and is otherwise in good shape? As in, what is this threshold thereafter it is a bad idea to consider purchasing, no matter how good of a deal it is?
>>973278 No. But there is of course an age threshold where components have fallen so far behind current generation spec that a cheap new bike is a much more interesting proposition. And that's fewer years than some think.
>Do you ride your bike on the sidewalks? Why? >What are the laws in your city about bikes on sidewalks? >Are there bike lanes on most streets in your city or can cyclists use the entire road in your city?
I'll start >Do you ride your bike on the sidewalks? Why? Sometimes, a lot of drivers are assholes and sometimes I feel safer on the sidewalks (LA) >What are the laws in your city about bikes on sidewalks? Yes,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>969569 >Do you ride your bike on the sidewalks? Why? Sometimes. When its busy and i'm going up a steep hill i'll go onto the sidewalk because i don't want an impatient cager side swiping me. Also when i just feel like cruising really slowly, just so i don't have to worry. >What are the laws in your city about bikes on sidewalks? Pretty sure that it's illegal, but i've passed a bunch of cops on my commute when im on the sidewalk... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
We talk about this a lot. I'm sure it's in the catalog somewhere, but here are the main points you will see. (At least from the anti-sidewalk camp.)
-Sidewalks are maintain like this, especially on the East Coast where we actually let trees live. Riding around my town is like riding a scooter ramp park.
-You WILL be hit. Drivers do not look for bikes before they pull into or back out of a driveway, and they do this quickly. If on the offchance they do see you, because you're on a bike, they assume you're slow, and will likely undergage... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>966976 1. you'll want a frame in the 52-54cm range 2. The price is fair on that Allez, price is fair on the Argon if it's in good condition as advertised not needing any work or parts. 3. All things being equal, the Argon is a slightly nicer bike, both are plenty good for a first road bike, just know that being racy bikes neither will be ideal for commuting if you need to carry more cargo than you can fit in a small messenger bag/saddle bag.
Old thread is gone but had a decent following, so let's have another! What sort of diesels do you think Alco would be putting out if they were around today? What if GE had decided not to end their partnership?
>>904248 If ALCo was still around they would still be competing in the horsepower race with GE and EMD, they came out with 3000 and 3600 HP models at the same time or earlier than their competitors. They would also probably be the most penalized by the new emissions regulations since they visually seemed to be the worst polluters with their thick black "ALCo smoke." The "Century" styling probably would have lasted in new models the same way that the SD40-45 styling lasted for decades, so you'd probably... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>904248 Also, the C-636 is one of my favorite locomotives, it's a shame the demonstrator units gave such poor performances when they were tested on various railroads. Santa Fe probably would have bought some if they had given a good demonstration while the company tested them.
Hi /n/, apologies if this doesnt deserve its own thread but here it goes. My tires have had some sort of problem for the last about three times ive gone biking. The tires are Maxxis Ikons (pic related, photo form google) and i ride fairly aggressive when it comes to obstacles. Is there anything i could do to my tires that will help? Also redpill me on going tubeless.
>>973903 Car culture created suburbs? People just decided leave their cities between 1945-1965ish just so they could pay for a house and a car and gas? Seems like an awfully expensive reason just to take part in a "culture."
>>973550 You seem to have the wrong idea about roadie mentality
If you even think about riding a bike when the temperature isn't between 61 and 67 fahrenheit, no wind, sunny skies, and 30 to 50% relative humidity, you're a shitter casual who probably can't even afford a cage
Bikes are for posing next to in your team kit while uploading stats to Strava on a bright sunny Saturday afternoon, no exceptions
God forbid we get sweaty, get rained on, or have to pedal against the wind
I didn't know where else to put this thread, so i'll drop it here because bikes. Tomorrow i'm going to pick up this bike and I really don't know much about it besides it's an older schwinn "stingray" and honestly it looks rad, I have a couple other schwinn stingray/chopper style bikes but i'm not an expert, just like them. I just cruise around town on them people dig them.
Anyone know anything about these bikes? years of this model? Value? Am I a faggot?
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