[Official]Bike Check Thread - Page 3 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 08:29 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Nefarious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SD
Posts: 598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
What is up with all the hipsters and their single-speed bikes with no breaks? It's really cute until you have to pedal up a steep hill, and then on the other side of the hill theres a stop light, and it's red.

Maybe it's better that way, they will all get hit by cars and Darwinism will prove true
Maybe those hipsters are hip hop guys who feel the breaks. I'd imagine bikers would stick with brakes.

Quote:
If you want to be a chick, a dude, a tent, or a velociraptor be my guest, but if you choose the last one you bet your ass I will have a spaz-12 to your face.
Nefarious is offline  
post #22 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 10:21 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
baldylox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 3,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by T.J. View Post
Stock image of my bike. pretty much stock right now except for some clip in pedals and a bash guard (not yet installed). my plan is to turn it into a 1x9 before the season gets really rolling.

The season IS really rolling.

baldylox is offline  
post #23 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 01:17 AM
Senior Member
 
KahWhyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
What is up with all the hipsters and their single-speed bikes with no breaks? It's really cute until you have to pedal up a steep hill, and then on the other side of the hill theres a stop light, and it's red.

Maybe it's better that way, they will all get hit by cars and Darwinism will prove true
I've rode brakeless for a couple of years now and I've never been hit by a car.

Last edited by KahWhyC; 04-15-2011 at 01:23 AM.
KahWhyC is offline  
post #24 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 11:48 AM
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KahWhyC View Post
I've rode brakeless for a couple of years now and I've never been hit by a car.
You must not ride very fast, I go 30+ down hills into stop signs, I don't know how you would stop in that scenario. New York is pretty flat though, you should try riding break-less in San Francisco, apparently a lot of people do it. I was pretty happy having breaks when I rode there, that city is a lot of fun on a bicycle.

PowderHound and TreeNinja

Last edited by HoboMaster; 04-15-2011 at 11:51 AM.
HoboMaster is offline  
post #25 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 11:58 AM
Veteran Member
 
Sudden_Death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ottawa, On
Posts: 752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
A BMX with no brakes I get.A little lighter and no cables to worry about.But a cruiser or commuter bike with no brakes is just a straight up bonehead idea, what the hell would be the advantage there?
Sudden_Death is offline  
post #26 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Senior Member
 
KahWhyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
You must not ride very fast, I go 30+ down hills into stop signs, I don't know how you would stop in that scenario. New York is pretty flat though, you should try riding break-less in San Francisco, apparently a lot of people do it. I was pretty happy having breaks when I rode there, that city is a lot of fun on a bicycle.
A road bike goes a lot faster then a BMX and you can stop pretty quickly just by jamming your foot into the back wheel.
I do ride in the city with high traffic/pedestrian area but not like a idiot.
KahWhyC is offline  
post #27 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh ok, your riding a BMX, big difference.

PowderHound and TreeNinja
HoboMaster is offline  
post #28 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
,andreas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brakeless fixies is completely fucking retarded.
,andreas is offline  
post #29 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Veteran Member
 
T.J.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cifex View Post
The season IS really rolling.
not here friend. 4-5 days of rain a week doesnt allow the trails to dry out enough to ride.

Passion Over Fashion
T.J. is offline  
post #30 of 454 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 11:31 AM
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by T.J. View Post
not here friend. 4-5 days of rain a week doesnt allow the trails to dry out enough to ride.
No doubt, it's been jumping and dropping between 32-50 degrees, with slush and hail falling or typically rain. The last couple of weeks have been ridiculous, one second its hailing, next its sunny, then it's foggy, then it's raining. The western side of my road (major rural road) is actually closed because of all the runoff and freeze/thaw bullshit that's fucking it up. Desperately seeking sun and warm weather

PowderHound and TreeNinja
HoboMaster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome