FREE BIKE, WAT DO
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2009 Fezzari Abajo Peak Pro. First non-Walmart bike.
The disc brakes are weak, maybe the lines need tightening. Also old rusty chain, shifts aren't so good.
What should I expect at the bike shop? My friend who gave it to me said something about warped rotors but they look fine. Also will have to buy a new chain prly, how much is reasonable?
Is it easy for someone to do all this work myself? I'm a medical student so not retarded, pretty handy.
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Hey guus, this might seem totally nerdy, or downright idiotic but here goes nothing.
I work in IT, and its quite normal to have a custom build computer. So you can choose exactly how it performs. Is this possible with a bicycle? I mean choosing your own frame, handlebar, wheels and so on. I love to have things tailored to my needs but i could not find anything like this online.
Thanks in advance.
Ps. The bike will be used for urban areas and trekking.
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New Recumbent General.
This thread is made for the discussion of velomobiles, all kinds of two-wheeled recumbents and open tricycles.
BaconRider is welcome.
>Why do people ride a recumbent?
Comfort. A recumbent is extremely comfortable, since your whole back is supported, your vision is undisturbed and there is no strain on any part of your body.
Also, depending on the type and model of recumbent, they are more aerodynamic then uprights and thus also faster.
>Why are velomobiles so expensive?
They are cheaper then high end carbon bikes if you compare the building hours-to-price. If you use one to replace your car, it will save you money in a few years of usage. If you're to poor to afford a new one, buy a second hand one, they go for about 3000e, but I've seen them for 1000e.
A few video's for the interested:
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if you have any questions feel free to ask too.
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>work at LBS
>freds come into this shop all the time
>they are so clueless they probably don't even know what a tube is
>freddiest of the freds, who frequently comes in for flat fixes (he doesn't have a pump, always rides at low pressure and gets pinch flats), stops by saying that the chain on his S-Works Venge that he just got a few weeks ago is dirty, and he can't get the chain clean
>says he tried soap and water but it didn't work
>so he wants a new chain
>I tell him I have to take a phone call, pass the sale off to coworker, let's call her Rachel
>with Fred out of Earshot, tell Rachel to sell Fred a SRAM Force chain
>tell her he'd probably pay $80 if she told him that's what it cost
>and tell her to intentionally fuck something up in his drivetrain that will make his chain skip
>Rachel sells Fred a SRAM Force Chain, charges him $80, pockets the difference that he paid over retail
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Just a friendly reminder to not run crossings when a train is approaching. I nearly hit a young man with a few of his friends in his car earlier this week. He was probably fifteen feet off the front of my locomotive. He was (To my best estimate) doing ~75 MPH in a 30 MPH zone to beat us to the crossing. When I can see the whites of your eyes off my ditch lights you are much, much too close.
This wasn't my first close call, and certainly won't be my last. Is your life REALLY worth waiting for 30 seconds - 10 minutes? Are your friends lives worth risking? Your family?
There are people inside trains. We have feelings. We don't ever, ever want to kill anyone but sometimes people make bad decisions. I have a fellow co-worker who unfortunately killed someone, he hasn't been the same since. It wasn't his fault. I feel for the poor guy.
Please, if a train is closely approaching let us pass. It's very hard to judge a trains speed from a 'head-on' view.
We're just doing our job.