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- Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:46:44 EST c12rQIID No.35089
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Sup /vroom/

Where can I learn about the bike gears? (1-3) & (1-6)

What is there to know about general bike upkeep? Like checking tire pressure and making sure everything is lubricated

Are there any resources about "pimping out" and modding bikes with accessories and that sorta stuff?
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Zhim - Tue, 02 May 2017 08:40:26 EST C77gzDit No.35099 Reply
>>35089
someone gave me a rusty old schwinn and the tire broke on it after a couple of days so I gave it to one of the locals in this tourist town.
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Rebecca Pongerstock - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:33:33 EST FkTDJU1F No.35249 Reply
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>>35089
Pimp yourself out; bicycles need to be light, yo.
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Thomas Fettingfoot - Sat, 05 Aug 2017 22:01:54 EST pUDvby1l No.35335 Reply
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Bicycle trails that avoid cars are the best
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Matilda Worthingfuck - Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:35:14 EST 7O+PDJ2n No.35463 Reply
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>>35089
Bike gears have a lot of overlap. Mostly you want to set your front cog (1-3) based on the general slope of the terrain and make fine adjustments with the rear (6).
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Caroline Nucklelark - Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:54:34 EST /KwTebKA No.35472 Reply
Like a soldiers rifle, keep your bike clean. From both a psychological and a physical perspective it will work better and faster.

This channel here shows a good 5 min bike clean, good guides for all kinds of repairs can be found here.
For most repairs I think its better to buy the tools and DIY, It will save money in the long term, and will give you a better understanding of your bike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvzVRxlIUL0
Personal advice: buy a chain length checker tool and use it every few months, replacing your chain when necessary. Eventually your chain gets longer as it wears, and this chain will gradually destroy the gears. Replacing gears and chain is expensive and arduous, so avoid it!
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Shit Cackleworth - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:26:40 EST F3BlkIrl No.35990 Reply
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>>35463
It's been a while since I been on a bicycle. Gears on a bicycle is the best thing ever.
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Frederick Hiffingdog - Fri, 03 May 2019 05:03:34 EST p903XAbT No.36015 Reply
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>>35990
Foldability is the next best feature on modern bicycles.
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Albert Fanshaw - Thu, 23 May 2019 16:19:17 EST 70Ybgb7U No.36028 Reply
I ride a road bike and am fast as a fucking gazelle, but these damn electric mountain bikes zip right on by without even pedaling. My thoughts are get a bike that fits you, like a jacket or a pair of pants, fit matters. As for gears, I have been quite happy sith a single speed bike, but shifting makes your ride quicker and more efficient.
Carry a wrench, hex keys, tire levers, patch kit and a pocket pump. That's really all the tools you need as a cyclist, except also a floor pump at home.
Um... also, it's safer when you wear a helmet and gloves are good too.
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Betsy Nunnernudge - Sat, 25 May 2019 03:29:46 EST FoPN1jBJ No.36030 Reply
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>>36028
What if your bicycle can carry backpacks as well?
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John Hottingsudge - Sun, 26 May 2019 12:08:32 EST tAxmvMde No.36031 Reply
>>36030
I've never seen a bike so pregnant

It's beautiful
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Clara Clublingdock - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 23:31:19 EST cVVVTeXR No.36037 Reply
Is it appropriate to ask a question that compliments OP's subject? If not feel free to delete. How about bike security in urban settlements (Cities)? Is it safe to leave your bike unattended? Obviously locked and secured. And would the motor of an ebike make it a higher risk?
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Rebecca Claydock - Sat, 08 Jun 2019 02:17:32 EST TUPPivJ7 No.36046 Reply
>>36037
there should be a serial number on the bottom of your bike, write it down so you can report it when it's stolen cops dgaf about stolen bikes tho
get a solid u lock, i like kryptonite
lock up in either a place with too much foot traffic for athief to pry the lock or hidden from view enough that you could feel good about leaving a hundred dollar bill there
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Lydia Semmlesidge - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:38:39 EST CtCDCl60 No.36051 Reply
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>>36037
No bike is unnickable, its more likely in cities but still worth it. you can narrow the chances by:

  • Having a cheap/cheap looking bike
  • Placing your bike next to better looking bikes
  • Placing your bike somewhere where it will not be seen by oppertunistic thieves/ will be more likely to be seen by law enforcement
  • Not leaving your bike in the same place on a routine basis.
  • Having a gold standard D lock, and combining it with a heavy duty chain.
  • Not leaving your bike right outside places you are likely to be a long time (EG: The cinema/theatre/swimming pool/gym/work)
  • Smartwatering your bike / Painting or putting stickers on your bike to make it distinctive.
  • Taking parts of your bike off, such as the seat

Usually its fine, but the best thing to do is just to insure your bike. If someone wants it they will have it.
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Augustus Bicklewill - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 02:44:38 EST 0VBSoGxS No.36053 Reply
>>36051
>Taking parts of your bike off, such as the seat

this is the gold standard for not getting your shit finessed, put it next to other bikes and take off the seat, works every single time, criminals aren't dumb but they are lazy
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Cornelius Fablingwirk - Thu, 08 Aug 2019 09:00:03 EST FTh7k0Fs No.36108 Reply
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>>36037
Where possible, bring the bicycle inside.
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Oliver Smallridge - Sat, 10 Aug 2019 20:16:37 EST PG5QIGxe No.36110 Reply
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>>36051
> Having a cheap/cheap looking bike

Townies are great to have. Unless you are riding a long way then a $100 chunk of crap will work fine. No one will be interested in it and if they are, well, who cares?

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