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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Darmak wrote: »
    I never owned a bike before until about a month ago. My wife bought one because she wanted to be more active or some such bullshit but she refuses to ride when there's daylight out because she doesn't want people watching her. I don't know, don't ask me. Anyway, I bought a cheap one to ride with her because I figure it would be fun to ride and it is. I'm just so shitty at riding bikes that I can't go forward without wobbling so I can't stay on sidewalks and I just ride in the middle of the street.

    I'm calling it here
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    Well that would explain some shit

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Fandeathis wrote: »
    I have one of these:

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    I love the hell out of it!

    I got an older model. Yeah, great bike.

    Trying to decide if it's the newer and chubbier me, or if it's the bike, but I don't remember biking being so tough. My last one quite a few years ago was also a Trek hybrid, slightly smaller wheels but man, I could fly.

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    HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    i haven't rode a bike in years
    and i'm scared to ride in nyc because drivers are scary and we don't have beautiful bike lanes like they do in so many of the cities i visited in europe (we have bike lanes, but most are not physically separated from traffic and that scares me)

    and i bought a longboard last year to try and learn to do that (never skated in my life before) but i hurt my knee snowboarding at right around the same time so i haven't really learned that yet either, and concrete is scary to me, but i'm going to try as the weather warms up

    i have one of these

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    hmm how do i learn without dying

    You appear to have a tail so learning to stop should be no thang.

    but just in case

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LloIFi4Qb8

    What are you telling this man?

    Don't use your tail to stop.

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    SkylineCollapseSkylineCollapse Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Newtron wrote: »
    I would say New Mexico is bike friendly, but it's not. It's just that people here (myself included) fucking love riding bikes, and I can't figure out why.

    People drive like shit everywhere in this state, and it is likely that one will die from being hit by a car. The sidewalks here are shit and are either overcrowded, broken, or just randomly end at the worst fucking places. On top of all that, to even consider riding a bike here you need to completely thorn proof your tires. Primarily because of THESE fuckers:
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    I rode my bike some 20 miles yesterday biking home from work, and now my tires are flat because of goatheads (and that's AFTER thorn proofing and slime).

    Oh yeah, and there's a ton of bike thefts in Albuquerque because of the bike culture here. My first bike was stolen last year on campus. So fuck NM bike riding actually.

    goatheads! mmmmm, leaves a warm feeling in my heart.

    seriously, though, there's a weird bike culture here in alb. i can't quite put my finger on it. please tell me what it is.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I REALLY need to start riding again.

    Every time I do I think to myself, hey I really enjoy this! Then I get lazy again.

    Here's my riiiiiide!

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    tonkka your bike makes mine look like shit

    what the hell

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    SkylineCollapseSkylineCollapse Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    man, this thread is making me want to ride my bike now.

    i need to get a proper headlight.

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    FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Anyone here heard anything about Columbia bicycles? There's a person out here selling one for what seems like a good price, but it's not a brand I recognize.

    According to the listing, it's a Columbia Metro.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I REALLY need to start riding again.

    Every time I do I think to myself, hey I really enjoy this! Then I get lazy again.

    Here's my riiiiiide!

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    Nice Surly! We sold a pair of Long haul truckers the other day, such nice bikes. My next road bike is definitely going to be a surly. My next mountain bike will be one of these though.

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    There's just something awesome about a belt drive 29er.

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    Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    what kind of protection should i wear when learning to skate

    though its still rainy and half snow crappy out, soon it'll be warm, i can go on down to prospect park and learn or something

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    My favorite bike is BlakeT's mum. Can't believe I took this long to come up with that.

    Numbers that bike looks sick as fuck, will the missus let you get a bike?

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    HellaJeff wrote: »
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    i haven't rode a bike in years
    and i'm scared to ride in nyc because drivers are scary and we don't have beautiful bike lanes like they do in so many of the cities i visited in europe (we have bike lanes, but most are not physically separated from traffic and that scares me)

    and i bought a longboard last year to try and learn to do that (never skated in my life before) but i hurt my knee snowboarding at right around the same time so i haven't really learned that yet either, and concrete is scary to me, but i'm going to try as the weather warms up

    i have one of these

    IMG_0262-1.jpg

    hmm how do i learn without dying

    You appear to have a tail so learning to stop should be no thang.

    but just in case

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LloIFi4Qb8

    What are you telling this man?

    Don't use your tail to stop.

    uhh no?

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    tonkka your bike makes mine look like shit

    what the hell

    Uh... because you got yours for free?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Tef wrote: »
    My favorite bike is BlakeT's mum. Can't believe I took this long to come up with that.

    Numbers that bike looks sick as fuck, will the missus let you get a bike?

    That's not the problem - she goes along or she goes away.

    The problem is, that bike costs the same as a deposit on a house. And I want a house more than I want a bike (only just!).

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Are there bikes with comfortable seats? Or actually comfortable seats that you can install onto bikes.
    Like I don't care about incredibly fast speed or style or anything.
    I just want a comfortable ride.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Brooks Saddles

    They are a little expensive but i hear they are super comfy. I am saving up for one.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yeah, that looks great.
    I have the disposable income, so I may hook one of these onto my bike.
    Thank you for sharing Tonkka

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Are there bikes with comfortable seats? Or actually comfortable seats that you can install onto bikes.
    Like I don't care about incredibly fast speed or style or anything.
    I just want a comfortable ride.

    Brooks are awesome, but you really don't need to spend that much for a comfy seat. Lots of companies have models like this with grooves for your uh sensitive areas and nice gel cushions for your sit bones.

    For any real amount of cycling though you're better off wearing your padding on your butt. For people like me that hate wearing spandex, they make these that go under your shorts and fit just like undies.

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I got the best helmet for my helmet-wearing times. I should probably wear a helmet all the time, because I can be so fucking spastic.

    Anyways. Lighting the Neville signal for this one...

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    You should just wear a riding helmet on your bike, trill.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I've got one of these on order.

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    Mostly because it sort of looks like wearing a bowling ball on your head.

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    You should just wear a riding helmet on your bike, trill.

    actually I'm buying that one to use to ride my horse. Riding helmets are suuuuuper expensive and if you trash it in a fall you're fucked. I feel less bad about wrecking a $30 helmet.
    Plus it looks pretty sweet and it's so distinctive it won't get stolen, unlike my last helmet :(

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Here's the bike I use to get around Pearl Harbor sometimes:
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    Here's why I bought one:
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    uguuuu~~~ :3

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    The SpecialistThe Specialist Happy Face Happy PlaceRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm gonna be moving to Kitty Hawk in June and I'll be purchasing a new bike to get around. Work is still a bit too far away for that though. I had a bike when I used to live in Tallahassee and it was a great way to get to know a new area and I lost a whole bunch of weight at the time. Still it's been about ten years since I've owned a bike and I've never even heard of internal hubs. I may have to look into those.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Here's the bike I use to get around Pearl Harbor sometimes:
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    Here's why I bought one:
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    gxxmo.jpg

    fDFCV.jpg

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    uguuuu~~~ :3

    Is this you?

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    god dammit i want to make my own video now. i think i'll put on some clothes for this

    wow that bike gets super compact though that's pretty awesome

    edit- oh right. i'm lazy. n/m

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Are there bikes with comfortable seats? Or actually comfortable seats that you can install onto bikes.
    Like I don't care about incredibly fast speed or style or anything.
    I just want a comfortable ride.

    http://www.bicycleseats.org/extra-deep-relief-zone.htm

    If you can't get comfortable on that, you'll never ever be comfortable on a bike.

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    NewtronNewtron Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    seriously, though, there's a weird bike culture here in alb. i can't quite put my finger on it. please tell me what it is.

    There is no explanation for it. It's like I said, this is probably the worst place for bike riding in the whole world. The environment is absolute shit for it. The only thing I can come up with is that people love the challenge I guess.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Y'all talking about helmets up there reminded me, are there helmets for extra large heads like mine? Because I have fucking yet to find one that fits my huge melon and I would like one.

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    what kinda helmet you looking for?
    the Bell Faction ones come in size extra large, and if my head is a medium in those helmets, xl must be absolutely ridiculous, like watermelon size.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I have no idea what kind of helmet I'd want. I'll probably just look around online until I find a style I like, then I'll measure my fat head and see if anything matches up.

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    SkylineCollapseSkylineCollapse Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Newtron wrote: »
    seriously, though, there's a weird bike culture here in alb. i can't quite put my finger on it. please tell me what it is.

    There is no explanation for it. It's like I said, this is probably the worst place for bike riding in the whole world. The environment is absolute shit for it. The only thing I can come up with is that people love the challenge I guess.

    you know, that's a good point because when i talk to other bikers, specifically the roving packs usually found around campus, they all seem to be pretty indignant about motorists and whatnot. it's like, really? you didn't know drivers sucked here to begin with? you are sharing the road and boy, you better not believe you are on equal footing with that 2 ton car.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Darmak wrote: »
    I have no idea what kind of helmet I'd want. I'll probably just look around online until I find a style I like, then I'll measure my fat head and see if anything matches up.

    Go to a decent bike shop and have your head measured. You'd be surprised at how many companies make helmets to fit massive noggins. I've got a monstrous head, and most brands XL sizes fit me.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Darmak wrote: »
    I have no idea what kind of helmet I'd want. I'll probably just look around online until I find a style I like, then I'll measure my fat head and see if anything matches up.

    If you're riding a road bike/courier bike, you'll want something like this - http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/limar-777-helmet.html

    If you're going to be on a decent mountain bike, one of these - http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/pryme-full-face-helmet.html

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yeah padded underwear rules.

    EDIT: Woah that was out of context.

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Man, 5 pages of all this hipster talk and folding bikes.

    If we don't start talking about skinsuits and shaving down for the peloton, I'm going to be upset.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    My father got me big stack of Pro Cycling magazines yesterday the library was just throwing out. It was a good day.

    Also skinsuits and shaving are out, peeing on your bike is in. Fuckin' triathletes man.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Dangerous wrote: »
    My father got me big stack of Pro Cycling magazines yesterday the library was just throwing out. It was a good day.

    Also skinsuits and shaving are out, peeing on your bike is in. Fuckin' triathletes man.

    Triathletes usually aren't on the bike long enough to need to piss. It's long distance cyclists that have to piss all over themselves. At least they stop and squat roadside to take a shit...

    And bike racers do still shave - not for aerodynamics, but because if you fall off and really pizza-up your legs, the hair getting all caught up in the scabs and damage can be super-painful, and retard healing.

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    DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I know, that was a joke...mostly. There aren't any triathletes around here, but pretty much every other mechanic I know has a story involving a piss-stained tri bike coming in for service.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    What kind of a fucking arsehole would you have to be to not wash your bike after you piss all over it?

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