best bike lock ?
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I need your help, some asshole(s) stole my old bike (which I use when I have to go somewhere and let my bike outside) and tried to steal my good bike last night (in my building entrance).
The old one had a shitty lock, I knew it.
They also tried to break my steel-jacketed lock on the one that worth money, they cut the plastic and forced the metal parts to open, so I can now see the cable and I know they'll come back tonight to try and cut it.
So it seems that this kind of lock is pretty shitty, which one should I buy ? A U-lock I guess ?
Also I need something I can carry easily on the bike and if possible 50€ max
tl;dr, best bike lock, 50€ max
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I need new wheels for the next season. MTB, 26", disk brakes. Please recommend some decent wheelset. I'm not racer or weightweenie, and i need something durable. Intended ride style - cross-country. Budget is 300$.
I'm also considering an option to built wheels, but i have no idea which hubs and rims to buy.
Bonus points if could be found on CRC or Wiggle.
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Hey /n/ - I just came into nearly $1800 in cash from some currency speculation. Of course, the money is burning a pretty big hole in my pocket.
Right now, I have:
-Aluminum Road bike with carbon fork, 2009 Tiagra/105 components that I managed to find for $250 on craigslist. I commute on this every day, and basically use it whenever I need to get anywhere.
-Shitty 1980s Fuji Hi-ten steel bike. I decided to make a fixie as a winter project to learn a little more about bikes. I've ordered all the necessary parts plus a few upgrades - aluminum wheels, sidepull brakes, the like. Currently I'm in the process of stripping the paint to respray it soon.
-Accessories: I have the essentials, essentially: helmet, lock, lights, tire levers, floor pump, tubes. Also Co2 system. I don't have: proper road helmet (unfortunately I have a BMXish helmet, you know the type...), proper cycling kit, any sort of real bike tools or even a multitool, spd pedals/shoes, a decent saddle bag to hold the basics in when commuting.
So my question is to you: If you were me, where would you put the money? I could buy a nicer road bike, but would probably have to spend significantly more to beat my current one. I could ditch my shitty hi-ten frame and find some nice chromoly to convert. Or I could spend the cash on some nice accessories that would last me a long time. What do you think?
monstercross ? just a 29er with road bars ?
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I ride my late 80's vintage Bianchi Axis a lot, but its getting harder to find parts for it, .e.g. Suntour 7spd. I don't race cyclocross. I do like riding single track and using drop bars, and as far as I know the name for the bike I want is a Monstercross.
I've demo'ed a few bikes lately...
- Salsa Fargo - felt really heavy, BB7's didn't feel up to the weight of the bike, seemed designed to carry heavy panniers and not for single track
- Kona Rove - seemed like a conventional touring bike, I thought the steering was a little fast for single track and gearing didn't go low enough (I want 1:1 or lower for some climbs)
I think what I want is a rigid 29er with a tall headtube and a 2 x 10 SRAM MTB drivetrain, but with road handlebars and shifters. I understand that SRAM Red/Rival/Apex road shifters are compatible with SRAM's MTB derailleurs, but what about SRAM's MTB hydraulic brakes ? What about TRP HY/RD mechanically pulled hydraulic brakes ?
Any suggestions for production bikes ?
I could buy a new bikesdirect HT 29er and change the bars/shifters ? I'm familar with old road bikes but not very knowledgeable about current MTBs.