Road bike, ~$600
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I'm looking to buy a used road bike, been using a cheap Trek hybrid and looking to upgrade. My budget is around $600
How's this? http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bik/4040308536.html
It seems like a good deal, Ultegra components and carbon/steel but I've never heard of Lemond before.
Feel free to comb through my craigslist for other options, though unfortunately it's filled with Wal-Mart Mountain Bikes and BMX crap: http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bik/
New is okay too, I've just read that used will get me way better value with bikes.
Pic related, the bike. Any help is appreciated.
ITT: gear for the fall
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/n/, I need your advice on buying a bicycle jacket similar to the one in the picture online for a relatively cheap price. What are some of your recommendations, or favorite brands?
I'd also like to see some other necessities for cycling through this kind of season. Namely a good, tough, and preferably water-resistant pair of shoes, and some ideas on goggles/glasses that I can wear over my normal glasses in the rain or snow.
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I recently bought and old steel mtb (probably from 1995) and I would like to make it a single speed mtb. The group was shimano STX and I plan on re-use the crank arms as I find them quite good and I want to keep this as cheap as possible. Now my problem is that the rear wheel has a threaded hub, and my LBS told me "lol anon you need a new rear wheel with a cassette hub or else you'll never get a straight chainline". What do you guys think about this? I don't know if he's bullshitting me, since i've seen tons of single speeds (or single speed sprocket with a geared hub) having no chainline problem.
So, is it possible to keep my threaded hub, or do I have to buy a new wheelset with a cassette?
pic related, I bought the same bike
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Remove your pie plate, they said. It's safe, they said.
>does just that
>into the spokes the derailleur goes
>one destroyed spoke, another one had the nipple pulled right through the rim
Looks kinda like pic related, except the nipple went straight through the hole.
The wheel is still true. So, is this fixable/safely ignoreable? Can I just replace the destroyed spoke and ignore the missing one? Is the rim done for?
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Selling my car, and moving to Madison, WI (an extremely beyond extreme bicycle friendly city)
im a very aggresive rider, started with bmx, taking my broken ass bmx bike to the local shop every day, they finally offered me a job, and i dabbled in road bikes and MTB but still always prefered bmx as i rode very rough
now im 22 and want to move from Milwaukee outskirts to Madison and sell my car, and have only a bicycle
my job would be about 9 miles from where i am going to live, and i want to get a single speed (flip flub hub) and build the bike with BMX influence in mind (so i can hop curbs, steps, etc etc) im 5'6 so i was thinking of getting a 49" frame, some bmx style bars, and platform pedals
is this just a wrong idea for commuting 9 miles?
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So, i'm gonna be living in Mexico city for a while, i don't really know how long so i brought my bike with me, i live around 2 miles from chapultepec park, one thing i noticed it's that there are no bike lines (Or even street lines for that matter) but people seem to know where to and not to ride, i almost got hit by a car twice in 2 weeks!
What's the deal in this city, if there's a mexican here i would love some tips on how to safely move on, i have a lot of problems on Ruben Dario street to the point that i stand still in the sidewalk waiting for another cyclist so i can follow them.
I already asked some co workers and they all said "Get a car or you'll end up dead".
Pic somewhat related.
Thanks in advance.
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>ride feel thread
The past four days it has rained everyday and I've had long, stressful days at work, so after getting home at 5 and already being damp/wet from my short commute, going back out into the rain for a nice ride was just not an option.
>tfw when - it's warm out, you see the sun for the first time in days, absolutely perfect riding weather, ditch work a couple hours early and go for a glorious ride on a perfect September afternoon.
I am alive again!