General discussion at the Wang Bar.
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:40 pm
Some seriously hott bikes in here. I'm dialing in my family of bikes today (mine, the Mrs, and the kid bike). I'm stoked to get back in the saddle and smash around town. Need to snag a new helmet and roadside pump because I can't find my old ones...
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:54 am
I got a fixed bike, and it took me to a place ive never been before....i got a bike, I havent had one in a while,
I went riding in the night,
could barley see........&
this! just happend to me,
...saw a place, RIGHT!
new,and wild... with rubble,
their going to develop on it...houses!...rich...I cry...sassy,
...there was a trail....it was dark...and a bridge, I was scared!
kept roaring out "EEIGARH! UUUOOGHCHA!"
it was so quite and.... it was like I was led there,
TO THIS TRAIL!
but by whom!?
I cant wait till the next time...
i get to ride my new bike.
GOOD BYE BITCH TITS!
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:18 am
after some complications with the front brake...finally all built and rode it to work for the first time yesterday...she is so sweet and smooth...totally worth the wait and the money. Its just a joy to ride, and so glad i went back to fixie.
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:26 am
you like jason jesse? ...those old santa cruz vids where the best.
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:32 am
comesect2.0 wrote:you like jason jesse? ...those old santa cruz vids where the best.
ha! yeah i do man...infact im watching wheels of fire as i type this...talk about being stuck in my youth!
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:44 am
too cool, glad my vhs tapes survived...favorite is speed freaks...they all have such great soundtracks, gets to the point where I cant watch, I must go shred. took a few years off, not sk8ing and one day started again because I stumbled upon animal chin again and the flood gates opened/ urge reinserted itself.
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Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:45 am
i need to start again...just gotta get some time to myself to go out
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:17 pm
That bike is sexyyyyyyyyyy also my friends dad was in Rad haha
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:17 am
Folding bikes. Might look into one for quick commuting/traveling/leaving somewhere else. Want to keep the extravagance affordable. What should I look for? Specific models you guys would recommend? I'm 6 feet tall, or 185 centimeters for you euros.
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:39 pm
I had a folding bike. It was when I lived on the top floor of a three floor walk up and wanted something I could carry up the stairs. (The stairs were really steep too. It was like climbing a mountain.) The folding aspect worked well enough for me as far as navigating the stairs, but the folding mechanism added more weight than I would've liked. So, I got rid of it.
When I first started looking for a folder, I was gonna get an old one like a Raleigh Twenty. Took one for a spin and really didn't like the way it handled.
I ended up with a Dahon Speed d7 and swapped out the handlebars for better handling. It came with flat bars and I got some that swept back a bit.
If I could've afforded it, probably would've gone w/ a Brompton.
The only thing I didn't really like about the Brompton was the tiny wheels.
That's what I've got for ya.
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:44 pm
That's cool. Had already spotted the old used raleighs and the Dahons.
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:51 pm
The Dahon was solid enough. I'd recommend considering one. It's just that I really didn't need a folder. My primary concern was wheel clearance when goin' up and down stairs.
I recently got a little BMX bike and I'm pretty happy with that for makin' short trips around town. Obviously, that's not gonna work for you for commuting.
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Yeah folding so it works as luggage is part of it. The Dahon I've spotted is a bit pricey (a little over 500€) and I was hoping to find a cheap solution as I'm not gonna use it as a main bike for a short period (probably 6 months).
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:23 pm
There's a local builder here who does this:http://www.bilenky.com/retrofits
If I needed a bike that breaks down, that's the route I'd go. Obviously, you're probably not gonna ship your frame over here for that, but maybe there's a European builder who does something similar. In fact, I just looked and found this list: http://www.sandsmachine.com/fbplist.htm#Foreign
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