I want a bicycle

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Pinin, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. #1 Pinin, Dec 26, 2013
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    I need you people to recommend some good ones

    I used to have a Specialized Hardrock Sport I bought about 7 years ago. Some mother#$%#er ghetto blimey#%[email protected] turk#%$trashbag stole it last year

    Now I want something in a similar range. It'll be mostly used on the road, but I don't want a road bike (hate road bikes), I want something that's capable off road too. Front suspension.

    I'm also interested in these fixed gear things, I think Vman had a Gary Fisher one. Are they usable every day? What are the advantages and drawbacks? Never tried one out before.
  2. Get something like this. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  3. the Gary Fisher one I had was really nice, I thought. it was a single speed, but not a fixie. I found that it was quite well geared, but generally you do things slower on one than you would on something with multiple gears. I found it fine for hills and i could maintain a decent speed on flat with it, but it obviously wasn't as flexible as something with 27spd.

    the lighter weight of the single speed was nice. the Rig had 29" wheels which did smooth out the ride. it seemed to be able to hold momentum a bit better than the usual 26" bikes.

    i'd test one out. i found it easy to live with but i guess it comes down to preference in the end. personally i'd want a bike with a front fork if you were wanting some off-road capability.
  4. If I lived somewhere flat and didn't do the trails I do I'd have a single speed. That's really all you need if you just want to go from A to B on it.

    I have a Specalized Pitch Pro. 150mm of travel front and back is nice for a lot of the trails I ride on. I'm looking forward to taking it away with me next year.
  5. #6 PGN1, Dec 27, 2013
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    A cyclocross with front suspension. Dunno if such are made and the idea falls too close to your hate towards roadbike.

    Browsing Specialized website, now this is how an ebike should look. I like the clean design. Want one. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

  6. I wanna cycle to work every day just because I enjoyed doing that. Every time I did it I'd go flat out and see how fast I can make it there. It does involve going up a couple of hills. On my old bike I only ever used a few gears, and I tried to not change them too much on uphill sections to keep the momentum up, so the full set of gears was kinda wasted. I'm always going up and down kerbs and through little alleyways, which I found is no good on a road bike - plus I don't like the riding position because I'm always standing up and hardly ever use the seat.

  7. Sounds like you should make your seat a little higher.
  8. I'd love to live somewhere flat, own a single speed and have one of these…
  9. looks #$%#ing ugly.

    electric bikes are for old people anyway. plus they're dangerous as #$%#. there are a shitload of them here and they always go way too fast.
  10. lol it doesn't look that bad
    kinda wish it was a full disk wheel but that's dangerous
    maybe you should ride faster, pussy
  11. #13 Baklava, Dec 28, 2013
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    if you want an electric bike, get something like this

  12. #14 Pinin, Dec 28, 2013
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  13. #16 Veyronman, Dec 28, 2013
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  14. What

    That looks pretty cool.
  15. You can get the Specialized Carve in single/fixed. 29er hardtail with reasonable front suspension. Look at Kona Dew (consider the Dew plus or Dr. Dew if you like its upgrades) or something along those lines. A company called Dynamic makes a pretty neat shaft driven bike so you don't have to worry about drivetrain maintenance, but neither of these bikes have front suspension.

    If you do need some offroad ability but not on outright MTB surfaces, you can look at a cyclocross bike which is more like a road bike but with wider dropouts to support wider/better tires. The flat bar is less common in cyclocross, but you'll find them. Diamondback Haanjo is one example, but for $800-ish pricetag it seems like you should be getting more than the Sora level of components, but I'm sure it's a perfectly fine bike still.
  16. pffft, ur gh3y
  18. I ride a Dew plus. Its bomb
  19. want a rove with a flat bar so bad, but i may end up going cheap for a dew plus and save the rest for a rainy day, upgrades, etc.

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