I’m selling the Bianchi and possibly my Focus mtb to fund a more bulletproof road bike. I’m going to upgrading my road bike to either 105 components OR an mix of Ultegra Di2 and 105 componentry. What does Oppo think? (Di2 is electronic shifting where it uses motorized actuators instead of cables..look it up. It’s…
Saturday I went to a bike swap because my buddy was looking for a new mountain bike. The bike swap was a bust, but on the way out we stopped at a bike shop on a whim. We both ended up with new bikes, and I hadn’t even intended to buy anything.
Good situational awareness with the shoulder checks though.
Even if you know nothing about the Two Wheels Good life, like me, you should give his pieces a read! One suggestion though, Peter, the last headline is a bit intense.
It’s a Bianchi that was actually made in Italy! 7 speed freewheel (which I’m converting to single speed) with a sketchy Italian threaded bottom bracket. Nitto stem, Shimano SLR brakes (90s spec), and even anodized wheels.
Anyone else paying attention to any of the EWS (Enduro World Series) coverage? Seriously such an awesome sport. I just wish there was more video coverage. It’s such good motivation to get out and go mountainbiking too.
Does anyone have any experience with these bikes? I have made this table, and am trying to determine which bike is the best for the money. Obviously I need to test ride first, but I need more input!
My Focus Raven now has a Giant Contact Dropper Post and a RaceFace narrow-wide single chainring. It is now lighter than 25 lb. Need to hit the trails when the so not El Nino rain stops.
So, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to do a fuel controller install so I could run a set of short pipes (the pipes have baffles for added quietness
and backpressure, so I don’t burn up exhaust valves and so on
, the fuel controller ensured the engine would not run lean, and thereby prevent the valves from burning up,…
Spotted these, had no idea development was still being pursued for them:
I decided to peruse the Bay for some bikes, and came across this supposedly rare K100RS. Not interested in buying (even if I was, the budget’s not there) but I wanted to see if any Opponauts knew anything about these. My gut tells me this is a little fishy, though.
I think the modern trailer option is better, but this is pretty slick.
I bought this from craigslist, as any normal person with a budget would not be able to afford a new one. But, why this? Why of something without any decent recognition? Well, the benefits of magnesium alloy will point the way.
So far I have shared with Oppo my car and my motorcycle. Today I want to kick it old-school and show off my favourite method of transportation - my mountain bikes.
So I’ve recently passed the one-year mark of being the owner of my Kawasaki Ninja 400R. It is my first bike and a pretty good one for a beginner. It’s quick but not too quick and comfortable to ride. However it is a sport tourer and as a result is a bit heavy and the almost-upright seating position makes it…
The guy decided to take his bike into a car wash before dropping it to a shop. I thought it was his drink dripping, but his frame is dripping with Burning Man dirt which smells super rank and looks disgusting..
Some of you may have heard that professional racer and incoherent interviewee Guy Martin crashed his bike back in early August, breaking his back. Fortunately he seems to be well on the way to recovery, as his recent post on his Facebook page describes:
I’m looking for a new cheap beater college bike to replace my late 70s early 80s Huffy 10 speed I inherited from my grandfather and have been riding for the past few years. The wheels are so far out of true it is comical, the brakes don’t work any more because it is impossible to find the right style of pads, bearings…