Helping a mate buy his first proper bike, and there are some appealing used bargains floating about. Or at least they might be... How do you price a used boutique...?
eg an older model Canfield with older 10sp gear and a life of proper riding....
And mountain bikers know how to fix stuff?
Guy near me is one of those triathlete weirdos, and said he had a Giant Trintiy with ETap on it. Couldn’t answer any of the technical questions I had out of curiosity. Mega bucks bike and doesn’t know how it works... I find that weird.
Giant Trance has a pivot in the seat tube, so can’t get my 150mm X Fusion Manic far enough in - saddle still a little high.
It’s about 440mm total length which seems the norm from what I can tell... Anything I’ve missed that’s known for being more compact length wise...?
X Fusion Manic, stupid tight... Anyone got any magic tricks before I break out the vice grips and leave gouge marks in it....? Can not get this bloody thing off. Bought a strap wrench even. Its on super tight.
I'm thinking maybe putting it in the freezer...
Anyone had trouble with too wide bars? I’ve had some elbow pain I’d attributed to computer mouse use, but now suspecting 800mm mtb bars is too long for me at 5’9” and making my arms run at unnatural angles...
Item: Soma 650B x 38mm touring/commuter tyres - made by Panaracer
Item Condition:Brand new
Reason for selling:not needed
Price and price conditions: $120 + postage
Extra Info: High quality touring/comuter tyre for 27.5 wheels. Funky colour :)
Brand new pair, one opened and...
We should start a new thread - what was your first bike?
1986 Repco Tracer 18sp. Steel everything, canti brakes. Broke everything many times and regularly rebuilt with local tip find parts or from Toyworld in our local country town. Used to average 200kms a week easy along country dirt roads in...
We love a good controversy around here!
I tried this once, found it scary. But it seems some people are not at defensive in their riding and are happy to trust that no one will hit them.
Any ride on the road with music and not die yet? And can explain to my why it’s not scary as hell?
New or used, whats a good way to spend a few hundred on a turntable?
Is classic better or are there genuine improvements in modern ones?
I’ve never owned one, but she wants one to dust off a box or two of LPs from eons ago :)