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So I'm looking to build/buy a bike for general putting around town, going fast on my own time and not being terribly expensive.
So I start doing research and come up with a couple things:
Now the first two I can find (and I don't even care that much about Steel vs Aluminum) but the last one is proving harder to find. There are belt drive models with discs, and even steel, but they are either much too much expensive, or they aren't made for anything approaching performance.
I really like the concept of a belt drive (minimal maintenance, quiet, no derailer) but can't quite seem to make it all come together. There were a few Norcos made a couple years ago that fit the bill but they are discontinued and I can't find used models or even frames online.
Is it even worth it to keep looking?
If I can't find one my idea is basically to buy either a Norco Indie (Drop) (If I can get it shipped to the US) or try to build up a Soma Double Cross Disc by buying parts on ebay and such.
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Most life threatening crash you've been in /n/?
>live in Britain, driving on the M1.
>see lorry in the middle lane, going quite slowly.
>go into the right-hand lane to overtake the lorry.
>lorry is Portuguese, and the wheels on the left.
>I'm in his blind spot as he changes into the right hand lane.
>hits my back left wing and sends me in a 720 degree spin across the motorway
>miraculously not hit by any of the oncoming cars
>just sit in the hard shoulder for a while, a bit confused about what actually just happened.
>authorities come and inspect the damage to my car
>nothing apart from a small dent where the lorry hit me
>carry on driving like nothing happened
>decide to not press charges.
Anything like this ever happened to you /n/?
Pic related, it's my car of the time.
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>riding bike alongside right edge of road
>notice someone is trailing me
>12 or 13 year old kid riding a mtb with slicks passes me
>remember he did it a few months before
>alright, just gotta pedal faster
>suddenly, a faggot in a car right ahead opens his door and the kid hits it head on
>realizes that if I had passed him, I'd have hit the door instead
That's it, /n/, I'm not going to pass anyone ever again if there is a car anywhere in a half kilometer radius