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ITT: Things that make you automatically discredit someone as a cyclist.
>doesn't wear a helmet
>has a Brooks saddle
>rides a fat bike on pavement
>rides on the sidewalk
>is fat but still wears full kit
>is fat but still rides a super lightweight bike
>is fat but still rides a super aero bike
(nothing against fat cyclists btw, it's good that they are getting out and improving themselves)
>no bottle cages
>only bikes for sport; doesn't commute, tour, randonneur, go on adventure rides, or anything else
>always drives death cage to the bike trails (it's okay to do it sometimes, but you have to ride from home at least some of the time)
>only owns one bike and it's carbon
>owns multiple bikes and they are all carbon
(carbon race bikes are great but everyone needs a steel bike for commuting and general riding, if you ONLY ride to race/gotta go fast, then you are a faggot and not a true cyclist)
>people that don't carry flat repair tools and a multitool when they ride
>people that take their bike to the LBS for flat fixes
>people that don't know the difference between hybrids (good all-around bikes) and cruisers/comfort bikes (shit tier abominations)
>not knowing the brand and model of the bike they are riding
>people that use dry lube (wet lube is NOT dirtier if you dry off the chain after lubing it, and wet lube lasts longer; if you want lube for dry conditions then use wax/ceramic, not dry/teflon lube)
ITT: discussion of bikes for rough terrain.
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Hi there, feel free to post your bike here, and tell your story, like I do.
So, in my country, it's rare to find flat road, it's usually very messy here, bumps, holes and so on.
And when I was a youngster, my parents bought me an brand new Centurion backfire m6. I was riding it just for fun, sometimes with my friends. At that time, I didn't actually cared about it..
After 6 years of riding it, I realized that it's more than a piece of metal, it is, my faithful friend,my buddy. I stared to realize that he is not in a good condition. From then I started to really care about him. Like, clean him after every ride, and some times even buying a new components was a thing. After 2 more years, it was obvious that I grown up from him. For example rims started to bend, even when I get new ones. I'm tired of writing so this is what I end up with. It was not expensive at all, assembled it from used parts from allover the world. My Centurion frame is now waiting for my kids, I think~
Please post your bike and your story.
Bikes for rough terrain recommended.
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ITT: Vintage subway trains.
Pic related is the based tier BMT AB Standard train, with seat placement, adjustable windows, ceiling fans, innovative conductor-controlled automatic doors, automatic couplers(including automatic voltage connectors), and electric headlights.