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I'm thinking about building a bike. I've been trying to decide what I want to do for the last couple of weeks as to my next bike purchase. I'm going from a cheap Bikes Direct bike that introduced me to riding seriously and has served me well for the last couple of years. But, the parts are slowly dying and it, and replacing them and repairing it is starting to cost more than the bike is worth. I'm planning on doing a fairly inexpensive build with a 105 groupset, unless there is a better groupset to throw on an amateur build. Pic and link are for the frame I found after doing a very quick search. I'm 6'4" with an inseam of about 34", so the 57 seems like it might be a bit small. I do not fully understand bicycle geometry, though, and I might be missing something. The specs for this particular frame don't have a stand over height. So I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions, as well as what tools I should buy in addition to the parts list that I will need for wrenching on the bike. Also, what part of the build is it suggested that I have my LBS help with, if any. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_543482_-1___202389
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I'm surprised /n/ didn't pick up on this first >>>/pol/17874834/ >A bicyclist (Christopher Bucchere) who fatally struck an elderly pedestrian while riding in San Francisco earlier this year has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter in what appears to be the first such conviction in the United States. Under the plea deal announced Tuesday, 37-year-old Chris Bucchere will avoid jail time, and will instead be placed on probation for the next three years and required to perform 1,000 hours of community service. >If the case would have gone to trial, it would have likely featured an online message Bucchere posted to a biking forum about the accident the day it occurred. The intersection very long and the width of Castro Street at that point is very short, so, in a nutshell, blammo. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/07/24/sf_cyclist_felony_manslaughter_chris_bucchere_believed_to_be_first_ever.html I'd like to hear what /n/ thinks about this, rather than the nutjobs on /pol/.
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Sup cycli/n/g, /fit/izen here. I was lifting weights with the intention of developing strength, but recently I found out that I have to train my lower body more. I was going to do the Starting Strength routine, which emphasizes the lower body, but I go to the college gym and it's closed for 2 weeks due to vacations. Now, I live on a hilltop, and I figured that if I need to train my lower body, I might be able to do this by cycling around my place. It's full of incredibly steep slopes, so every hill climb is basically one set of body weight strength training. What do you say? Do you think I'll be able to develop stronger legs this way? >pic unrelated, I used to be from /jp/
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Can you give me advice on buying a bike in the US? I've ridden a bike a lot as a child, but as a teenager moved to a (very bike unfriendly) big city and sort of forgot about bikes. I've spent two summers in the US (NYC and Boston), and used a bike to get around on either occasion, it worked it great. Since it was only a few months, I just bought the cheapest bike I could find ($200 bucks) and didn't worry too much about maintenance or not ruining it. Now I'm moving to the US permanently, I'm wondering if anyone could give me advice on buying and keeping a bike for regular commuting - what's the market like, what to watch out for, etc. What sort of a decent bikes is available at the various price points? I remember seeing $1500-$3000 bikes, for instance, but as far as I could tell they had nothing functional to justify the price except looking cool (though not to me) and the guy at the shop implied the price was high because it's a fad and artificial scarcity/speculation. So this sort of overpricing is something that I'd definitely avoid.
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Designing a fixed gear frame specifically for street riding. Does /n/ approve?
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How fast do you think the average rider in the professional peloton could complete a marathon? In a broader sense, how good of runners do you think these guys are?

Night Cycling

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Do you do it? What is your favorite part of it? What do you hate? Question/Advice for night cycling? Where do you do it? Special equipment?
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Itt: /n/ post it's pet peeves. >pic related People that put risers on track bikes should be set on fire in a dumpster. I don't care if it's "comfortable", don't buy a bike with really aggressive geometry if you don't plan on riding it accordingly.
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How much V did you dish out today? Did my first cat 4 climb ever. My legs are completely shot.
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A cyclist has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter after running down a 71-year-old pedestrian in what San Francisco's top prosecutor said appeared to be the first conviction of its kind in the US. Bucchere, a software engineer from San Francisco had been riding recklessly and had run three red lights when he struck Hui as he and his wife crossed a street in the Castro district of San Francisco on 29 March 2012, prosecutors said. "I was already way too committed to stop … I couldn't see a line through the crowd and I couldn't stop, so I laid it down and just plowed through the crowded crosswalk in the least-populated place I could find," http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/jul/24/san-francisco-cyclist-manslaughter I dont know about you, but I'm still gonna be running red lights all day every day, no fucks given yolo
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/n/, do you shave your guns? Im debating it, is it worth it?
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Sup frie/n/d's, post your favorite classic plane. pic related: mine, the DC3/C47
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Anyone on /n/ have or know someone who's had an Icarus built? What was the wait time? A-friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend said 3 years, but that seems a bit far-fetched.

I am ready to buy a bicycle and start racing my friends around in Detriot

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Quick facts: I am 29, loads of free time, love bicycles but haven't been riding in like 10 years (since college), my friends are all out riding fixed gears without breaks. I want to smoke them but I don't know anything else besides how to pedal. Here is the bike I want to buy: http://www.irocycle.com/markvprobuild-a-bikewstandardwheelset.aspx I'm just a little confused about the questions it asks, >Size option: 53, 59, 62 I'm 5'11 so I figure a 53 would suit me well >Crank Size: 165 - 175MM I don't really know how this will affect racing so I'm thinking 165 >Cog Amount: 14-15-16-17-18 I don't know what cog teeth has to do with speed so I'm going to go for the middle at 16 >Headset I don't know why this is important, I'm not going to spend extra money >Handlebars: Drop bars, Flat Bars I'm going with Drop bars so I can lean in and pedal hard >Stem I don't know why this is important >Seatpost If it fits I sits >Add Brakes It only lets you add front breaks, I don't understand why I can't have back brakes too >add Pedals I don't understand why the pedals don't already come on it >add Wheels I don't understand why the wheels don't already come on it So thats my build, suggestions?

whats the difference between fixed gear, single speed, road bikes?

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Not to mention that sometimes bmx comes in fixed gear and MTBs come in single speed and etc
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I am new to the whole bike buying thing (I've only ever bought shitty bikes from Walmart). I am 5'8, and I would like a mountain bike suitable for long distance travel/trails/camping/etc. Along with regular road riding. What is the least I can spend on a bike that fits that criteria?

Bikes General

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Checked the catalog, didn't see one. Can anyone tell me what the shit is going on with these bars? http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/bik/3903418337.html

Electric long-travel system planning...

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I have a dream... (or at least, an idea for the next mid-life-crisis adventure travel) ... which is solar-charged electric bicycle trip around Australia, that'll be about 14,000 kms and at least two months. (FYI, the current unpowered bicycle circumnavigation of the country is a 14,900 route in 49 days.. by a guy who was 50 years old at the time.. "holy fuck"). I've had a petrol-powered motor-assisted bike before, and done the trip on a motorcycle. I'm thinking the best bicycle option would be something PV-charged with a relatively low-watt electric engine of 200 watts. (I'm thinking trying for more than that will (a) be illegal in AU, and (b) just involve too much weight). There would be enough panels to attempt to provide (at least) the 200 continuously in ideal conditions, which will require a trailer most certainly. So the question I'm asking: what would be more efficient, having the drive on the front wheel, or on the trailer's wheel? (If anyone has the experience to tell..) I'm thinking there'll be enough weight in the trailer to limit it slipping, with the 2kW's worth of batteries..
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i want to by my first bike as an adult any reccomendations guides etc...
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Thank you /n/,. I am drunk ass fuck right now and need to post this shit. Thank you guys for all your help with my noob ass repairs. I love your second opinion and your kindness. This is now my most visited board on 4chan. I can not wait till the dead of fucking winter to buy a new road bike and have you n/iggers help me pick one out. Thank you again to all you anons for helping me with my shit ass vintage racer fix. Possible purchase for the winter will be through performance bike. I hope they have a great deal on a fuji in my size I knkow I am gonna be hung over tomorrow so I am saving this on my desktop to remember.

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