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how do i into fixed gear, /n/?
just something to ride to work everyday, and maybe go for a ride on the weekends, I don't mind building one, but know little to nothing about fixed gear.
and yes i've rode a fixie before, no trouble breaking.
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How picky is /n/ about their bikes weld jobs?
I noticed that higher end specialized and cannondale bikes seem to have less of an issue with this but on lower end, older treks, specialized (especially mountain bikes), marin, and all the damn walmart bikes the welding on the joints is so awful, it looks like lava was poured ontop of it. so whats your opinion, is it a design issue or does the crappy looking weld serve a purpose?
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>>"The fine folks at California Rail Map, led by Alfred Twu, have put together this amazing route map of a North American high speed rail network"
> "This is an ambitious map. And that’s exactly as it should be. It’s based on existing proposals from HSR advocacy groups across North America, as well as on existing HSR projects from the Amtrak Acela to XpressWest to the California High Speed Rail Authority."
A California based organization recently released this map of a possible future rail system. From my understanding, a lot of it is gonna use existing rails. I'm not completely sure though.
So, Government funded High Speed rail, Yay or Nay?
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I got this bike for $20 on CL. I've never owned a road bike, but recently I've started taking my free mountain bike on some local trails, and I've learned that riding bikes is pretty fun.
This bike seems pretty beat up, and I'd hate to waste money on garbage. But other than the frame, everything should be pretty replaceable, correct? Depending on /n's opinion I may just drop the frame and forks off to be powercoated black tomorrow. Seems pretty damn easy to disassemble. I think some new cranks and pedals and a fresh coat of paint will really help.
The bike also has no front brakes.
Opinions? I don't know shit about bikes, but I have tools, ability, and motivation.