what you got, what you build/what you ride?
Used to ride this beauty
yeah thats a nice setup man.
this is my current shoddy weather/pub bike
I had some 2011 Jet 4's on I got from mechanic buddy but I just recently discovered the brake track is dangerously low so I'm converting them for a track bike project I've got and slapped some a set of free wheels my buddy took off his TCR after getting some nice carbons.
The tax I pay at the pump pays for road maintenance. Meanwhile, you poor fucks insist I share the road with your slow asses.
Either chip in on paying for the roads, learn to go from 0 to 40 in under five seconds, or go find a trail in the park and ride around on your glorified children's toys there.
>tfw I mostly ride in the city and can get across town 2-3x as fast as someone in a car/van & have a lot more fun doing it.
this bread again? don't mind if i do
that's some nice shit rite there, how is it?
Another gubberment cuck detected.
Roads are built because of good govenance not good tax payers.
Can you actaually prove your money goes towards roads. How would you feel paying a tax on your kids bikes.
i'll take the bait.
why is it that you think everyone who doesn't drive is a faggot? are you pissed off that you don't have the ability to ride a bike?
cyclists pay road taxes, in case you're not aware. and we don't damage them nearly as much by using them.
go take your glorified big-wheel and shove it up your ass you fucking faggot.
>implying government has anything that it didn't first take from its people
>not knowing that each excise tax generally comes with a proposed use for the revenue
Hipster douche bikefag logic.
Yes, my gas tax pays for roads.
Pretty satisfied with it.
Tah, muh knee cartilage is fine.
I've been riding fixed since like age 12 so my knees are deff used to it.
Here have my leader.
>He think his vehicle license is a road tax
Too bad Santa hates poor people.
Pic related, my vintage 15-speed Supercycle Ascent. I've still gotta do a lot of shit to get it in tiptop shape (rear brake is fucked, gear and speed shifters are fucked), but honestly I might just resell it and get a cruiser because I'm a fucking loser.
because my taxes pay for a bunch of shit that others use, but that I don't. i don't fucking bitch about it like a child. I accept it as a necessary result of living in a goddamned society. i don't mind paying a bit if it means that others will be better off.
if you're so pissed off about having to share the road, maybe you should go live in the fucking mountains and go off the grid so you don't have to interact with the rest of us who aren't whiny children.
also, just because a few cyclists slow you down doesn't mean that we're all out there to piss people off. there are plenty of cyclists who are just trying to get where they're going, just like you are. why should they be made to own a car and turn into a faggot like you? am i not allowed the freedom to ride my bike to work?
Why do you faggots ride those stupid ass bikes with 3/4" thick tires? What bullshit is that? They're fragile as fuck, and just as impractical.
Get a fucking mountain bike or something, fuck. A bike you can hop over curbs with, one you can ride through a patch of grass?
Jesus I fucking hate you faggots riding in the road. USE THE FUCKING SIDEWALKS YOU STUPID PIECES OF SHIT.
it's illegal to ride on the sidewalks. and if you weren't confined to a mobility scooter, you'd probably be just as pissed to see cyclists riding on the sidewalks.
it is safer for everyone to ride in the road. stop being a faggot and accept that not everyone loves cock as much as you do.
Cyclists should be allowed on the road as long as they stay close to the sidewalk. I don't know where you live, but sidewalks are crowded as FUCK here, so it's really not practical.
>GUY ON BIKE SLOW ME DOWN FOR 10 SECOND D:!!! I WANT TO KILL EVERYONE WHO SLOW ME DOWN!!! I YELL OUT MY CAR WINDOW THEN SPEED OFF BECAUSE IM A BITCH AND WONT SAY SHIT TO HIM FACE TO FACW!!!! :'(!!!!
Wipe your baby tears, boy.
Mate here in Canada it's the law to ride on the road. Sidewalks are for pedestrians only.
Seeing as most of the people live in town, we ride on 25mm tires (that's 2.5 centimeters wide for your uneducated ass). We don't hop cubs, go on grass nor need to lose speed due to 4 inch tires.
Do the world a favour, kill yourself and send your bike to the dump
This here is the town bike.
Pretty much everyone's used this puppy, even most of the women.
She's gotten a little worn out nowadays and you need to pump the brakes really hard on her but she's really loose and lubricated so shifting up gears is a breeze.
My job is to ride my bike.
I pay £204 per year road tax for my car.
Roast me, cunts.
I don't have issue with bike, I fucking love bikes. I just wouldn't be caught dead on some faggoty piece of overpriced shit.
In the city, yeah it's illegal to ride on the sidewalk, and understandably so. But I commute mostly through suburban and rural areas, and when I see a ack of faggots in dark spandex in the middle of a blind turn with a 45mph limit I get pissed.
Regardless, I still say mountain bikes are best because they're FAR more practical, durable, and you don't look like a complete tool riding it.
But mountain bikes would look too bulky with their skinny jeans, tight leather jackets and draw away attention from their beards. Hopping curbs is too risky, they don't want to lose that 5€ fedora from the flea market.
Fuck you ya dick. I know what a fucking centimeter is. I probably know more metric than you. If you live in a dense town/city, fine. You look like a faggot but whatever.
But the moment you don't use sidewalks out in the country, I'm gunning for your ass. I don't see why you fags are so obsessed with going fast. Just leave early or don't be a lazy piece of shit and pedal more. It's not that hard.
Ah, I've got a Raleigh Back alley frame with Omnium Cranks, Eggbeaters, Surly hubs laced to Alex Cross/Road rims, Hope Single Speed Freewheel; 49x16.
She's my baby, I switch out rings and do cross' on it too
Another restoration. Custom-built 531 frame. Zeus groupset. Gazelle decals as they were my sponsors. Built by Mike Kowal in Birmingham. Ridden in the 1983 and 1984 British Road Championships.
I don't know how to ride a bike
That bike is so chic and vintage.
It would go so well with some anthracite super skinny jeans folded up with exposed navy blue socks to fit the color theme of the bike.
This just my daily commuter till I build my road bike
Hey Op, fuck you. Your an asshole. I hope you die in a car crash. The city I live in, no one has respect for pedestrians or cyclists. It pisses me off. Be courteous it's not hard you dicks.....
ITT: Faggots riding 30 year old chromoly pieces of shit.
Listen little fag boys. My first bike was a Schwinn World Sport from 1988. It was awesome in 1988. Downtube shifters, Italian leather saddle, toe clips. Awesome. But it's 2016. We've all moved on. And you faggots weren't even born back then. It's ridiculous to ride these dinosaurs. But you fags aren't really riding. You are just biking to your bf's house to suck some dick. So walk instead. These bikes did their part. And they need to rest.
niice, I just need to rebuild the back wheel on this and its ready for the road again :D
My argument is not that you should drive, it's that you should ride a bike that isn't for faggots, ie: a mountain bike.
Let me explain:
If you're on a bike in the suburbs/country, you're doing it for pleasure. Get a mountain bike and stay off the fucking road.
If you're in the city, then I have no comment.
I like old frames, they actually look nice, elegent simple machines and they ride nice.
I wouldnt touch a stiff, rattly, modern try-hard go-faster looking super-race-tech rounded edges piece of shit if you paid me.
Got an Orbea Avant and Steel Fixed gear I use for training as well.
honestly yeah. I'm' 36. the last one I had was in my 20s. Just getting back to it after all these years.
It's never to late start.
I did the same thing around the same age and bought the same bike (2010). Make sure your second is used and high quality. You can find 3-4 year old upper-mid and top tier stuff used for slightly more then you probably paid for that Allez.
Yeah, thanks, that's actually exactly what I was going to do. Since Florida is snow free year round there's always some fool selling his expensive ass bike on craigslist.
I can smell your beard cream and chai latte from here.
I hope you realize nobody gives a shit. Most people who have old bikes just bought them to have a bike and didn't want to pay a lot. I got pic related for 35$, otherwise, if you're actually looking for performance in an older bike you're just retarded
Cube Peloton Race Road Bike 2014 and a shitty city bike for commuting.
Picking up my Whyte 905 RS tomorrow. Can't fucking wait.
Once I can afford it I will. This does me just fine for now.
You're one of those assholes that makes fun of fat people at the gym, aren't you?
Performance wise steel framed bikes aren't that much different, unless you are going to be competing with other pros it's not necessary to try to shave a minute off of your time in a 12 mile ride.
LOL this video is the funniest react video ive ever seen its topkek
remember to like and subscrite to the guy if you like his video so he deserves the positive you can say
No... But I don't like fat people.
Anyway, raise your saddle height, remove the reflectors, align the QR to the frame, remove the saddle bag and pump, and get a pair of clipless pedals.
hahaa o man the image in your head of who I am is so far from reality its rediculous.
I can play too:
I can smell your sweaty nasty full body lycra from here, go slap some more shammy cream on but dont forget to clean your wrap-around oakleys &charge your go-pros and bike computers there captain dashboard.
Hardly. For me, cycling and fashion don't go together. I used to race at international level. Cycling is about holding a wheel til your teeth hurt, throwing up at the end of a competitive hill climb and pissing yourself in a sprint.
do you see the date on the file name?
>implying I haven't done so already. This was a week after I bought it
also see >>683785788
>Raise the saddle (clearly you're english) height.
Do you know this persons height, inseam, or what type of arch they have in their back?
>Remove the reflectors
Why so they can shave two ounces off? What if this person rides late in the day or at night?
>Align the QR to the frame
This effects nothing but making the bike look slightly more aesthetically pleasing.
>Remove the bag and pump.
Again, why? To shave an insignificant amount of weight off? Have you ever had a blowout without a spare tube and tools? Ever make a rim go out of true without a spoke wrench?
>Get clipless pedals.
Maybe he prefers regular pedals, maybe he is not competing with pros, maybe he doesn't want to go through that extra inconvenience to shave seconds off his time.
Get fucked dude.
the one i used to have. Sold it for $500.
>Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid
(this one is set up as a single speed - mine was upgraded to shimano xtr. Le sigh)
my bike now. Was like $2100 I'd honestly take a straight-up trade to have my old bridgestone back, provided it was in good shape.
Reflectors fuck with the true of a wheel. Sorry, its true
The QR should be aligned with the fame to minimize the chance of accidental release.
Clipless pedals improve riding efficiency. It's nto about racing, its about enjoyment. Do you also mock people who type with a computer instead of a typewriter if they aren't writing books? Do you mock people that have a grand piano instead of a casio keyboard if they don't play concert halls?
>Why so they can shave two ounces off? What if this person rides late in the day or at night?
I do right late in the day, and Florida traffic/drivers are the fucking worst.
i don't have clip-less pedals because I'm not there yet, and I haven't wanted to spend the money just yet.
I guess to this guy we all should be pros out of the gate.
Thank god you don't work in a bike shop. You'd scare everyone away and drive their business into the ground you elitest prick.
2014 Focus Black Forest 27R 1.0 with XT front derailer and crankset, Saint pedals and Suomi Tyres WXC'R 312 tyres.
Haven't had time to change to summer tyres yet.
yes, thank god i don't work in a bike shop anymore because i like having a legitimate salary and, you know, a house.
Step up to the clipless dude. You will fall 3 or 4 times, then you will get the hang of it and wonder why you waited so long. Its a magnitude better than toe clips.
>Reflectors fuck with the true of a wheel. Sorry, its true
I can true a rim to about 1mm of tolerance if I want to, even on a bike with reflectors.
>The QR should be aligned with the fame to minimize the chance of accidental release.
Maybe... but you are grasping for straws here. I admit it is easy enough to and should be done though.
>Clipless pedals improve riding efficiency. It's nto about racing, its about enjoyment.
They are an extra inconvenience and the performance gain is not that important unless you are at the stage of trying to shave every last second off your times, what is important more than anything is getting good quality cardio.
I mock elitist pricks, and in the cycling community there are a lot of elitist pricks who think they are way better than they really are. You think once you spend a couple grand on a bike and buy some spandex with company logos you have the authority to look down on everyone else and tell them how to do things, often times just giving flat out bad advice without enough context (the seat height for example).
All I care about is seeing people apply themselves and keeping their heart rates up and enduring the pain, it doesn't matter what they are riding, as long as their personal times get better and they start feeling better. If someone wants to ride a mountain bike with knobbly tires for 20 miles a couple times a week who am I to judge? I might give them advice, but I will never speak down to someone and insult them like you just did. Again, get fucked.
Yer remember the days when clips and straps were the only option. Remember getting to 250 yards from the finish of a 108 mile road race, hammering down on a 52x13 and pulling my foot out. 8th from a lead group of 8.