Got my first road bike today, a 2018 Trek Domane SL 5. Compared to my old bike, its stupid fast and light. It’s amazing how much 30+ years of bike design and materials advancements makes. The shifting is still pretty crappy so I need to adjust stuff still, but I’m so happy.
I need this in my life.
One of the fundamental lessons of riding motorcycles:
And expect more posts about it than Zoidberg’s Celica! :)
Sort of a recommendation for the bike-buying crowd.
Give me a break, it’s all I can afford... meaning free. Weather was good, so I finally got a chance to look over my new used bike; from what I can tell it definitely needs new tires and new inner tubes. The tire’s side walls are cracked, though I’m unsure if the tires are a special type of tire for the bike, or if any…
I went outside to wash the cars, but the weather was TOO nice so I hopped on the bike and poked around the right-of-ways behind my house. Still managed to wash one car. Anyone else ride (motor or not)/put the top down/put the windows down today?
Is not a good moment. BUT - I’d rather die of dehydration out here than of boredom in my office. Unfortunately, I have survived to make it back to the office and bother all of you with another post of my 0 HP vehicle.
I just got my dropper routed to an lovely Wolf Tooth dropper remote, gutted the hydraulic brakes of the shifters, and installed an actual 10 speed Zee shifter. Lovely.
Just pedal backwards. Wait, that was yesterday’s gearing system. Today, just keep pedaling backwards.
Because shifters are overrated.
The majority of production is now overseas save for high-end custom orders, but the factory legacy endures in the well-built products that are still out there. Words can’t explain how thankful I am to them, whoever and wherever they are, so here are some pictures that show it has been and continues to be used as…
I just got this bike, for free. It’s an older style of bike and I really like it; so I’m planning on fixing it up. It’s a Schwinn, but I’m not sure of the year. Has anyone ever see a bike like this before?
It’s a 2003 (I believe) Sun EZ-Sport Limited. Picked it up, plus a Zzipper teardrop fairing, for $100. Somehow fit it in the Prius.
I thought it’d be fun and I was gearing up (literally, having bought warm base layers and pants) for this for a while now. It sucked. Lesson learned.
Nope, it’s definitely not the cramped, cantankerous Project 156, but the Victory Octane is many very good things. A small, boisterous hooligan of a power cruiser. An affordable, uniquely American bike. Most importantly, it’s a hell of a start for a custom build!
Unless you can find me something nicer the same money or less....
Okay, say I’ve got a line on a ridiculously cheap Dyna Street Bob from someone looking to dump off his daily rider. Problem is, he’s put some low shocks on it and it don’t lean for shit. My Road King has a better rake(26 degrees vs 29 for the Bob), better ride height(5.3 in vs 4.7), and a better lean angle(32deg vs…
I’m looking at it tonight. 1995 Honda Shadow ACE 1100 with a bunch of add-ons for less than the bike itself is probably worth without them. I’ve been wanting to switch to a cruiser, and this might just be it.