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Top 10 images for week #47

#1 Inspiration: My bike storage situation at home

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COMMENTS

  • pazimpanet
    21 points Nov 22,2019, 4:14pm

    That’s awesome.

  • yellow_jacket2
    8 points Nov 22,2019, 4:21pm

    Dreaming of summer myself here.

    Where did you order that wall mounted stand from?

  • pokemeng
    5 points Nov 22,2019, 5:26pm

    is that a picture of you descending on the left there?

  • captain-geek
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:09pm

    Wonderful... Though it'd be fun with one of these wallmounts: https://www.steadyrack.com/product/classic-rack/ ... Vertical mount that lets you swing it from side to side

  • renegadepanda
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:19pm

    Cool as frig!

  • VariousCarry
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:35pm

    That looks really nice, good work.

  • fredrickchan
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:36pm

    Where did you get the wall print?

  • BeetEggPineapple
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 6:28pm

    How did you get a partner in your home to let you do this to a room?

  • masonjar87
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 7:14pm

    Beautiful!

  • valueplayer
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 7:22pm

    Cool but where's your bike?

  • defiantnipple
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 7:46pm

    legit as hell, thanks for sharing

COMMENTS

  • pazimpanet
    21 points Nov 22,2019, 4:14pm

    That’s awesome.

  • yellow_jacket2
    8 points Nov 22,2019, 4:21pm

    Dreaming of summer myself here.

    Where did you order that wall mounted stand from?

  • pokemeng
    5 points Nov 22,2019, 5:26pm

    is that a picture of you descending on the left there?

  • dirtydan
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 5:24pm

    It's like you were chasing the roadrunner on your bike but he managed to give you the slip once again.

  • captain-geek
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:09pm

    Wonderful... Though it'd be fun with one of these wallmounts: https://www.steadyrack.com/product/classic-rack/ ... Vertical mount that lets you swing it from side to side

  • renegadepanda
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:19pm

    Cool as frig!

  • VariousCarry
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:35pm

    That looks really nice, good work.

  • fredrickchan
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 6:36pm

    Where did you get the wall print?

  • BeetEggPineapple
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 6:28pm

    How did you get a partner in your home to let you do this to a room?

  • masonjar87
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 7:14pm

    Beautiful!

  • valueplayer
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 7:22pm

    Cool but where's your bike?

  • defiantnipple
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 7:46pm

    legit as hell, thanks for sharing

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#2 All set up for a rough winter in Okinawa

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COMMENTS

  • S2000
    46 points Nov 18,2019, 9:50am

    Horizontal top tubes, horizontal stems, and straight non-dropped seatstays are peak road bike styling, IMO. Cannondale changing that on the new CAAD made me die a little inside.

  • pervavor
    17 points Nov 18,2019, 10:29am

    Love that bike, screams for a black crankset, but I'd ride it.

  • jeff-beeblebrox
    24 points Nov 18,2019, 10:25am

    I’m a masters level amateur racer. In 1983 I was a freshman at Kadena high school and I bought my first road bike from the Kinser PX. It was a $250 Nishiki. I rode all over that island. There was a tiny bike shop in Awase. The owner and I could barely communicate but he taught me so much about my bike and riding. He rarely charged me for anything. I wish you safe rides and I hope you enjoy Okinawa as much as I did.

  • Iwilldieonmars
    4 points Nov 18,2019, 12:59pm

    a rough winter

    Okinawa

    Oh go screw yourself! Cool bike though.

  • Tarpit_Carnivore
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 9:23am

    Growing up in the 90s has made get all warm and fuzzy any time I see a Klein. ESPECIALLY if it's a Mantra

  • peawee
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 10:41am

    Hnnnnnnnngggggg.

    That was my dream bike.

  • _bojangler
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 11:47am

    Love this bike. Something about mixed components Frankenstein bikes gets me steamed up

  • arcticblue
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 5:44pm

    I really miss riding in Okinawa. Despite the smaller roads and heavy traffic, I felt safer riding there than I do here in the US. I used to take my bike on to the ferry in Motobu and go explore other islands by bike. Great memories!

  • Rascolito
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 11:54am

    How is it to ride in Okinawa?

  • JapanesePeso
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 11:58am

    Japan has always been the best place I have ever biked. Would never get tired of the scenery.

  • drumsand
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 12:10pm

    I was going to ask how would you prepare for the winter with no fenders and then I remembered the place. Touche!

  • cbduck
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 12:20pm

    KLEIN!!!! I have a 2002 Quantum Race in that same exact color scheme.

  • minichado
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:38am

    noice!

  • GrinningDem0n
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 10:03am

    Gorgeoussssss

  • negativeyoda
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 10:20am

    Love me a neo retro build. Very cool

  • astroFizzics
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 11:07am

    where do you get the metal bendy brake lines?

  • Redarrow762
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 1:28pm

    Bravo! That looks wonderful.

  • Chief-_-Wiggum
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 2:52pm

    How did you protect that beauty from the harsh winter humidity of okinawa?

  • veggiedelightful
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 3:38pm

    I read this as Oklahoma. And thought they're land locked. Where is this massive lake and sunshine?

  • EagleIndustriesJP
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 5:43pm

    Nice! Okinawa must be an amazing place to ride.

  • kopilo_hallard
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 7:01pm

    Love the colour, but no mud guards? I would have expected a rough winter for okinawa to be full on rain.

  • JuanitoB__
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:41am

    Nice Uno stem !

  • CressCrowbits
    -1 points Nov 18,2019, 10:43am

    Fuck you, man

COMMENTS

  • S2000
    46 points Nov 18,2019, 9:50am

    Horizontal top tubes, horizontal stems, and straight non-dropped seatstays are peak road bike styling, IMO. Cannondale changing that on the new CAAD made me die a little inside.

  • pervavor
    17 points Nov 18,2019, 10:29am

    Love that bike, screams for a black crankset, but I'd ride it.

  • jeff-beeblebrox
    24 points Nov 18,2019, 10:25am

    I’m a masters level amateur racer. In 1983 I was a freshman at Kadena high school and I bought my first road bike from the Kinser PX. It was a $250 Nishiki. I rode all over that island. There was a tiny bike shop in Awase. The owner and I could barely communicate but he taught me so much about my bike and riding. He rarely charged me for anything. I wish you safe rides and I hope you enjoy Okinawa as much as I did.

  • drock-79
    5 points Nov 18,2019, 9:18am

    Nice Klein

  • Iwilldieonmars
    4 points Nov 18,2019, 12:59pm

    a rough winter

    Okinawa

    Oh go screw yourself! Cool bike though.

  • Tarpit_Carnivore
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 9:23am

    Growing up in the 90s has made get all warm and fuzzy any time I see a Klein. ESPECIALLY if it's a Mantra

  • peawee
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 10:41am

    Hnnnnnnnngggggg.

    That was my dream bike.

  • _bojangler
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 11:47am

    Love this bike. Something about mixed components Frankenstein bikes gets me steamed up

  • arcticblue
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 5:44pm

    I really miss riding in Okinawa. Despite the smaller roads and heavy traffic, I felt safer riding there than I do here in the US. I used to take my bike on to the ferry in Motobu and go explore other islands by bike. Great memories!

  • Rascolito
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 11:54am

    How is it to ride in Okinawa?

  • JapanesePeso
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 11:58am

    Japan has always been the best place I have ever biked. Would never get tired of the scenery.

  • drumsand
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 12:10pm

    I was going to ask how would you prepare for the winter with no fenders and then I remembered the place. Touche!

  • cbduck
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 12:20pm

    KLEIN!!!! I have a 2002 Quantum Race in that same exact color scheme.

  • minichado
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:38am

    noice!

  • GrinningDem0n
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 10:03am

    Gorgeoussssss

  • negativeyoda
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 10:20am

    Love me a neo retro build. Very cool

  • astroFizzics
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 11:07am

    where do you get the metal bendy brake lines?

  • Redarrow762
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 1:28pm

    Bravo! That looks wonderful.

  • Chief-_-Wiggum
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 2:52pm

    How did you protect that beauty from the harsh winter humidity of okinawa?

  • veggiedelightful
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 3:38pm

    I read this as Oklahoma. And thought they're land locked. Where is this massive lake and sunshine?

  • EagleIndustriesJP
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 5:43pm

    Nice! Okinawa must be an amazing place to ride.

  • kopilo_hallard
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 7:01pm

    Love the colour, but no mud guards? I would have expected a rough winter for okinawa to be full on rain.

  • JuanitoB__
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:41am

    Nice Uno stem !

  • CressCrowbits
    -1 points Nov 18,2019, 10:43am

    Fuck you, man

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#3 Getting ready for winter commutes here in Utah

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COMMENTS

  • LorenOlin
    36 points Nov 17,2019, 10:35pm

    No fenders?

  • nutscyclist
    19 points Nov 18,2019, 6:40am

    I too ride etap on my winter commuter.

  • walkingagh
    37 points Nov 17,2019, 10:45pm

    A $4k commuting frame.

  • IAmMadRobot
    5 points Nov 17,2019, 10:47pm

    I'm considering throwing an Alfine wheel on my Wolverine this winter, So the SLC road brine doesn't rot my rear derailleur off.

    I actually lost a stem to the stuff.

  • FoxyGranma69
    9 points Nov 17,2019, 8:47pm

    What brand go pro holder thinga majig is that

  • Betty0115
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 9:00am

    Nice ride! Question for you- what do you do for a mask when the air quality gets bad (Assuming you live in SLC/Utah valley). I can’t find a quality mask/respirator that lets me breath fast enough when I ride. I usually suck it up and ride without on yellow/green air quality days, then revert to bus/car when the smog inversion gets really bad

  • straws4077
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 5:51am

    Good luck ridding home! Ever since daylight savings it is getting dark super early! Be safe, so many idiots out their.

  • spangborn
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 10:53am

    Mostly just test-riding this tire/wheel combo. I’ve got another project bike I’m working on building up that’s more suited for commuting. Fender mounts and all.

  • bagz55
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 1:28am

    now that is a nice commuter!

  • tommyalanson
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 8:19am

    That’s quite the commuter. Might just trove Craig’s list for some average joe fitness bike with fenders and a rack for that winter.

  • Jeheh
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 3:28pm

    Why I admire that you ride a bike on your commute, when I see people doing this is horrendous weather where you need studded tires I’m not sure if your just committed or should be committed. s/

  • UnableToMosey
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 6:50am

    Kyle Norbraten, is that you?

    Wish I could find the video of him installing tire studs for some winter shredding...

  • polypeptide147
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 8:14am

    Beautiful bike!

  • dudeyen
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 8:53am

    Love that shade of blue.

  • disposablereggit
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:47am

    I've been riding here in wyoming on my road bike and it's pretty sccary going over ice and snow.

  • BtheChemist
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 11:07am

    Jeez a 5k+ commuter and you got no fenders!?

  • ioihtm
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 1:28pm

    That's a gorgeous color 😍

COMMENTS

  • LorenOlin
    36 points Nov 17,2019, 10:35pm

    No fenders?

  • nutscyclist
    19 points Nov 18,2019, 6:40am

    I too ride etap on my winter commuter.

  • walkingagh
    37 points Nov 17,2019, 10:45pm

    A $4k commuting frame.

  • TanookieTyler
    16 points Nov 17,2019, 10:04pm

    Wish I could give more than 1 up arrow just for the frame alone!

    Edit: I really need a bike with lots of tire clearance.

  • IAmMadRobot
    5 points Nov 17,2019, 10:47pm

    I'm considering throwing an Alfine wheel on my Wolverine this winter, So the SLC road brine doesn't rot my rear derailleur off.

    I actually lost a stem to the stuff.

  • FoxyGranma69
    9 points Nov 17,2019, 8:47pm

    What brand go pro holder thinga majig is that

  • Betty0115
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 9:00am

    Nice ride! Question for you- what do you do for a mask when the air quality gets bad (Assuming you live in SLC/Utah valley). I can’t find a quality mask/respirator that lets me breath fast enough when I ride. I usually suck it up and ride without on yellow/green air quality days, then revert to bus/car when the smog inversion gets really bad

  • straws4077
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 5:51am

    Good luck ridding home! Ever since daylight savings it is getting dark super early! Be safe, so many idiots out their.

  • spangborn
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 10:53am

    Mostly just test-riding this tire/wheel combo. I’ve got another project bike I’m working on building up that’s more suited for commuting. Fender mounts and all.

  • bagz55
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 1:28am

    now that is a nice commuter!

  • tommyalanson
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 8:19am

    That’s quite the commuter. Might just trove Craig’s list for some average joe fitness bike with fenders and a rack for that winter.

  • Jeheh
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 3:28pm

    Why I admire that you ride a bike on your commute, when I see people doing this is horrendous weather where you need studded tires I’m not sure if your just committed or should be committed. s/

  • UnableToMosey
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 6:50am

    Kyle Norbraten, is that you?

    Wish I could find the video of him installing tire studs for some winter shredding...

  • polypeptide147
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 8:14am

    Beautiful bike!

  • dudeyen
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 8:53am

    Love that shade of blue.

  • disposablereggit
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:47am

    I've been riding here in wyoming on my road bike and it's pretty sccary going over ice and snow.

  • BtheChemist
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 11:07am

    Jeez a 5k+ commuter and you got no fenders!?

  • ioihtm
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 1:28pm

    That's a gorgeous color 😍

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#4 Up, Up & Away! Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (My first ever "HC" climb!)

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COMMENTS

  • cortechthrowaway
    20 points Nov 20,2019, 7:33am

    View from the top. [EDIT: And this is the "loop over" tunnel the road sign depicts.]

    The climb was great--it's long, but not too steep and the pavement's good. The road winds through a temperate rainforest up to the high pass. Then there's a shallow climb along an exposed ridgetop to Clingman's Dome, the highest mountain in Tennessee.

    You cannot ride your bicycle up the fun concrete ramp to the observation tower, but there is a little store at the top where you can buy a chocolate bar.

    It was a clear day, but chilly! Temps fell from 65F in the valley to 35F at the summit. I was cold by the end of the climb and nearly froze on the descent--despite bringing a thermal top and wearing full-finger gloves, I had to stop twice and put my hands down my shorts until I could feel my fingers again. By the bottom, my feet were numb and I was shivering hard enough that the bike was wobbling. Not fun!

    Traffic was definitely a factor. Newfound Gap is the only road through America's busiest Nat'l Park; even on a weekday in mid-November, cars were pretty constant. However, the speed limit is 35, there's no cellphone service, and everybody is a tourist, so it's OK if you take the lane and slow down their scenic drive.

    There are pullouts every quarter mile, so I alternated between taking the lane and riding super-slow through the pullouts to let cars pass. You had to pay attention, but it was fine--out of 500 cars, I only had one bad pass all day (and that was on the descent!)

    Personally, I would not attempt this ride in the summer, when you'll never get a gap in traffic. And if you do the ride, you'll need to be comfortable taking the lane--there's no shoulder, and trying to ride to the right will get you whacked with a wing mirror.

    As for the "HC" status: obviously, the only real HC climbs are on the TdF route (it's a subjective rating for the hardest climbs on the Tour). Strava uses a formula (meters in length * average grade) to rate climbs, and this one is well beyond its "HC" threshold.

  • Silver_or_Lead
    6 points Nov 20,2019, 7:50am

    Nice! I’m from Asheville. What a beautiful area we live in, especially for riding

  • montyandtimmon
    6 points Nov 20,2019, 9:58am

    What saddle is that? It’s confusing my brain

  • ednksu
    3 points Nov 20,2019, 11:10am

    Also for slow people like me, the park will be closing Clingmans dome Rd to vehicles soon so you could park at Newfound Gap and ride to the dome without cars. Also, the road to Cades Cove will be closed in Jan and Feb to do repairs on the tunnel so you might be able to ride it.

  • Chednutz
    3 points Nov 20,2019, 12:08pm

    I think someone go hungry and ate the front half of your saddle. Looks like great riding though

  • tigralfrosie
    6 points Nov 20,2019, 7:27am

    'Heart Condition'?

  • hairybeaverlove
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 9:35am

    I've only done one "HC" climb in my life..hurt like hell

  • seizetheday135
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 9:40am

    Wow, that's awesome! I've always admired the motorcycles that make this ride, a regular bike sounds even cooler!

  • uh_no_
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 10:34am

    I only had one bad pass all day (and that was on the descent!)

    I certainly hope that was you passing the car :)

COMMENTS

  • cortechthrowaway
    20 points Nov 20,2019, 7:33am

    View from the top. [EDIT: And this is the "loop over" tunnel the road sign depicts.]

    The climb was great--it's long, but not too steep and the pavement's good. The road winds through a temperate rainforest up to the high pass. Then there's a shallow climb along an exposed ridgetop to Clingman's Dome, the highest mountain in Tennessee.

    You cannot ride your bicycle up the fun concrete ramp to the observation tower, but there is a little store at the top where you can buy a chocolate bar.

    It was a clear day, but chilly! Temps fell from 65F in the valley to 35F at the summit. I was cold by the end of the climb and nearly froze on the descent--despite bringing a thermal top and wearing full-finger gloves, I had to stop twice and put my hands down my shorts until I could feel my fingers again. By the bottom, my feet were numb and I was shivering hard enough that the bike was wobbling. Not fun!

    Traffic was definitely a factor. Newfound Gap is the only road through America's busiest Nat'l Park; even on a weekday in mid-November, cars were pretty constant. However, the speed limit is 35, there's no cellphone service, and everybody is a tourist, so it's OK if you take the lane and slow down their scenic drive.

    There are pullouts every quarter mile, so I alternated between taking the lane and riding super-slow through the pullouts to let cars pass. You had to pay attention, but it was fine--out of 500 cars, I only had one bad pass all day (and that was on the descent!)

    Personally, I would not attempt this ride in the summer, when you'll never get a gap in traffic. And if you do the ride, you'll need to be comfortable taking the lane--there's no shoulder, and trying to ride to the right will get you whacked with a wing mirror.

    As for the "HC" status: obviously, the only real HC climbs are on the TdF route (it's a subjective rating for the hardest climbs on the Tour). Strava uses a formula (meters in length * average grade) to rate climbs, and this one is well beyond its "HC" threshold.

  • Silver_or_Lead
    6 points Nov 20,2019, 7:50am

    Nice! I’m from Asheville. What a beautiful area we live in, especially for riding

  • montyandtimmon
    6 points Nov 20,2019, 9:58am

    What saddle is that? It’s confusing my brain

  • thetrev14
    4 points Nov 20,2019, 10:57am

    Take a headlight and tail light for the tunnels , no potable water after newfound gap to clingmans, carry something to put on your head for the descent, it will be fast and cold.

  • ednksu
    3 points Nov 20,2019, 11:10am

    Also for slow people like me, the park will be closing Clingmans dome Rd to vehicles soon so you could park at Newfound Gap and ride to the dome without cars. Also, the road to Cades Cove will be closed in Jan and Feb to do repairs on the tunnel so you might be able to ride it.

  • Chednutz
    3 points Nov 20,2019, 12:08pm

    I think someone go hungry and ate the front half of your saddle. Looks like great riding though

  • tigralfrosie
    6 points Nov 20,2019, 7:27am

    'Heart Condition'?

  • hairybeaverlove
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 9:35am

    I've only done one "HC" climb in my life..hurt like hell

  • seizetheday135
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 9:40am

    Wow, that's awesome! I've always admired the motorcycles that make this ride, a regular bike sounds even cooler!

  • uh_no_
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 10:34am

    I only had one bad pass all day (and that was on the descent!)

    I certainly hope that was you passing the car :)

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#5 Measure twice, cut once.

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COMMENTS

  • solanoid_
    176 points Nov 19,2019, 7:10am

    Pro tip: Don't measure at all. Insert the (uncut) fork, put on the stem and all the spacers you think you need, then add some more spacers, and mark the top of the stem-spacer-stack on the steerer tube. Then cut 1-2mm below that mark. On your first rides you can play around with the spacers, and when you are certain about your position, cut the steerer tube to its final length.

  • a-t-k
    53 points Nov 19,2019, 5:55am

    "Cut off three times and it's still too short!"

  • peg_plus_cat
    40 points Nov 19,2019, 10:38am

    Certified slammed.

  • Spaiduhz
    20 points Nov 19,2019, 11:06am

    Takes guts to share this kind of mistake. I'll give op that much.

  • FasterLemmyFaster
    18 points Nov 19,2019, 6:10am

    Awwww this hurts so much.

  • hemirokingi11
    18 points Nov 19,2019, 6:46am

    How on earth

  • SoggyAlbatross2
    12 points Nov 19,2019, 9:31am

    You probably wanted the Enve upgrade anyway, amirite?

    Sorry man, that sucks.

  • Zohanator
    13 points Nov 19,2019, 9:56am

    Have seen that done on a custom paint job bike.

  • didzisk
    20 points Nov 19,2019, 10:12am

    The good part? OP can afford a Lynskey Helix frame. So he probably can afford a new fork.

    Sorry for your loss though!

  • austinmiles
    6 points Nov 19,2019, 8:30am

    there are no options here right? Can it just be sold to someone who has a much smaller frame?

  • la_saboteur
    5 points Nov 19,2019, 9:08am

    FIRED!

  • Bluechip506
    2 points Nov 19,2019, 2:30pm

    In your case maybe you should measure three or four times just to be sure.

    Time to cut the head tube down now to make it fit!

    Slammin!

    Didn't something seem a little off? You had everything assembled to see how you high you like it. A few spacers, stem, a few more spacers, top cap. Oh! I need to cut one and a half inches of the steerer. Mark it. Disassemble everything and put it in the vice. Cut 6 inches of steerer. Ooops! I feel your pain. NFD coming up.

  • D2Reddit92
    4 points Nov 19,2019, 12:08pm

    This is why forming relationships with your LBS is so important.

  • lukedunk
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 11:05am

    As someone who has done this myself, I'm very sorry for your pain. I won't be doing it again!

  • brigadierfrog
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 12:38pm

    expensive mistake :(

  • 654151855
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 12:41pm

    F

  • liera21
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 1:00pm

    Well, if it was cut to match the upper race then good job, looks clean!

  • MCHammer666
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 1:14pm

    “Oops”

  • Davos5
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 1:31pm

    Ohhhh shit😕😕😕

  • wananah
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 3:33pm

    Good news is that hopefully you can find some roadies with a smaller head tube than yours who will gladly take a nice and tiny (gosh, that's gotta only be around six inches) steer tube. Hopefully it can offset your replacement a bit.

  • jrasero23
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 4:54pm

    That's an expensive mistake

  • Prometheus990
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 6:10pm

    F

  • BackdoorAlex2
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 6:56pm

    I did the same thing on my inspired fourplay trials bike. Brand new bike came in, got too excited and cut the inspired fork way too short. Hated my life and it was an expensive lesson, never made that mistake again.

COMMENTS

  • solanoid_
    176 points Nov 19,2019, 7:10am

    Pro tip: Don't measure at all. Insert the (uncut) fork, put on the stem and all the spacers you think you need, then add some more spacers, and mark the top of the stem-spacer-stack on the steerer tube. Then cut 1-2mm below that mark. On your first rides you can play around with the spacers, and when you are certain about your position, cut the steerer tube to its final length.

  • a-t-k
    53 points Nov 19,2019, 5:55am

    "Cut off three times and it's still too short!"

  • peg_plus_cat
    40 points Nov 19,2019, 10:38am

    Certified slammed.

  • Tridavis
    20 points Nov 19,2019, 7:51am

    I did the fing same thing. I measured with spacers but forgot the damned stem.

  • Spaiduhz
    20 points Nov 19,2019, 11:06am

    Takes guts to share this kind of mistake. I'll give op that much.

  • FasterLemmyFaster
    18 points Nov 19,2019, 6:10am

    Awwww this hurts so much.

  • hemirokingi11
    18 points Nov 19,2019, 6:46am

    How on earth

  • SoggyAlbatross2
    12 points Nov 19,2019, 9:31am

    You probably wanted the Enve upgrade anyway, amirite?

    Sorry man, that sucks.

  • Zohanator
    13 points Nov 19,2019, 9:56am

    Have seen that done on a custom paint job bike.

  • didzisk
    20 points Nov 19,2019, 10:12am

    The good part? OP can afford a Lynskey Helix frame. So he probably can afford a new fork.

    Sorry for your loss though!

  • austinmiles
    6 points Nov 19,2019, 8:30am

    there are no options here right? Can it just be sold to someone who has a much smaller frame?

  • la_saboteur
    5 points Nov 19,2019, 9:08am

    FIRED!

  • Bluechip506
    2 points Nov 19,2019, 2:30pm

    In your case maybe you should measure three or four times just to be sure.

    Time to cut the head tube down now to make it fit!

    Slammin!

    Didn't something seem a little off? You had everything assembled to see how you high you like it. A few spacers, stem, a few more spacers, top cap. Oh! I need to cut one and a half inches of the steerer. Mark it. Disassemble everything and put it in the vice. Cut 6 inches of steerer. Ooops! I feel your pain. NFD coming up.

  • D2Reddit92
    4 points Nov 19,2019, 12:08pm

    This is why forming relationships with your LBS is so important.

  • lukedunk
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 11:05am

    As someone who has done this myself, I'm very sorry for your pain. I won't be doing it again!

  • brigadierfrog
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 12:38pm

    expensive mistake :(

  • 654151855
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 12:41pm

    F

  • liera21
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 1:00pm

    Well, if it was cut to match the upper race then good job, looks clean!

  • MCHammer666
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 1:14pm

    “Oops”

  • Davos5
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 1:31pm

    Ohhhh shit😕😕😕

  • wananah
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 3:33pm

    Good news is that hopefully you can find some roadies with a smaller head tube than yours who will gladly take a nice and tiny (gosh, that's gotta only be around six inches) steer tube. Hopefully it can offset your replacement a bit.

  • jrasero23
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 4:54pm

    That's an expensive mistake

  • Prometheus990
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 6:10pm

    F

  • BackdoorAlex2
    1 points Nov 19,2019, 6:56pm

    I did the same thing on my inspired fourplay trials bike. Brand new bike came in, got too excited and cut the inspired fork way too short. Hated my life and it was an expensive lesson, never made that mistake again.

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#6 The Foothills Parkway through the Great Smoky Mtns is almost exactly 100km! (and there ain't a level meter upon it)

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COMMENTS

  • beermaster76
    5 points Nov 18,2019, 8:30am

    Love riding there we go there every December and visit friends. I can’t wait to ride the new section.

  • cortechthrowaway
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 8:24am

    View from the viaduct.

    Eventually, the parkway will run 72 miles along the western edge of the Smokies. But that's distant future. Currently only 32 miles are open (the totals above are for the out-and-back trip).

    It's relentless climbing, but the pavement's good, speed limits are low, no commuters, and the climbs are never too steep. Great views.

    There's no water or restrooms along the entire road, but you can stop at a gas station at the parkway's northern end. Personally, I parked in the middle, where the parkway crosses US 321, and left a gallon of water and some granola bars in the car. It was cool and sunny yesterday (high 50's most of the way); I drank a little less than a gallon over the whole ride.

    I'm a pretty strong recreational rider (FPT 275), and while it was not a struggle to finish, it was all the climbing I cared to do in a day.

    Feel fine this morning, though. I may go ride up Clingman's this afternoon!

  • beermaster76
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 9:02am

    I have driven it hopefully get to ride it next month

  • thatunfunnydad
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 3:40pm

    What's the name of that saddle? I'm curious about no nose saddles

  • cypriano1
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 6:08pm

    Is that lances bike!

  • DaTruMVP
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 9:14am

    I legit envy that bike

  • hairybeaverlove
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 12:01pm

    Well done good sir or madam

COMMENTS

  • beermaster76
    5 points Nov 18,2019, 8:30am

    Love riding there we go there every December and visit friends. I can’t wait to ride the new section.

  • cortechthrowaway
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 8:24am

    View from the viaduct.

    Eventually, the parkway will run 72 miles along the western edge of the Smokies. But that's distant future. Currently only 32 miles are open (the totals above are for the out-and-back trip).

    It's relentless climbing, but the pavement's good, speed limits are low, no commuters, and the climbs are never too steep. Great views.

    There's no water or restrooms along the entire road, but you can stop at a gas station at the parkway's northern end. Personally, I parked in the middle, where the parkway crosses US 321, and left a gallon of water and some granola bars in the car. It was cool and sunny yesterday (high 50's most of the way); I drank a little less than a gallon over the whole ride.

    I'm a pretty strong recreational rider (FPT 275), and while it was not a struggle to finish, it was all the climbing I cared to do in a day.

    Feel fine this morning, though. I may go ride up Clingman's this afternoon!

  • beermaster76
    3 points Nov 18,2019, 9:02am

    I have driven it hopefully get to ride it next month

  • Gettitn_Squirrelly
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 10:18am

    How is the car traffic? Bike lanes?

  • thatunfunnydad
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 3:40pm

    What's the name of that saddle? I'm curious about no nose saddles

  • cypriano1
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 6:08pm

    Is that lances bike!

  • DaTruMVP
    2 points Nov 18,2019, 9:14am

    I legit envy that bike

  • hairybeaverlove
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 12:01pm

    Well done good sir or madam

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#7 Sfunday cruising around the city in the forest

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COMMENTS

  • will10891089
    6 points Nov 17,2019, 8:57pm

    I always enjoy a nice Sfunday rude

  • ridebikes615
    1 points Nov 17,2019, 10:48pm

    Portland?

  • beener
    1 points Nov 17,2019, 11:13pm

    Wish I could get 36mm bars like that. Looks great!

  • Affectionate_Elk
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 2:34am

    Are those bars Woodchippers? What do you think of them?

  • FlatulateHealthilyOK
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 3:34am

    Super Sticky Kush baaaaabbbby!

  • hammer_space
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:04am

    That is a gorgeous photo.

COMMENTS

  • will10891089
    6 points Nov 17,2019, 8:57pm

    I always enjoy a nice Sfunday rude

  • ridebikes615
    1 points Nov 17,2019, 10:48pm

    Portland?

  • beener
    1 points Nov 17,2019, 11:13pm

    Wish I could get 36mm bars like that. Looks great!

  • BuckManaloba
    1 points Nov 17,2019, 11:28pm

    Supacaz bar tape with shellac?

  • Affectionate_Elk
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 2:34am

    Are those bars Woodchippers? What do you think of them?

  • FlatulateHealthilyOK
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 3:34am

    Super Sticky Kush baaaaabbbby!

  • hammer_space
    1 points Nov 18,2019, 9:04am

    That is a gorgeous photo.

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#8 Well, that's one way to reduce your rolling mass

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COMMENTS

  • Lemondsingle
    32 points Nov 21,2019, 3:16pm

    Those are Swiss wheels.

  • nalc
    24 points Nov 21,2019, 2:50pm

    Bike magazine say "Light, Aero, Cheap. Pick two"

    Me say "Light, Aero, Cheap, Safe. Pick three"

  • thirty-five-
    21 points Nov 21,2019, 2:35pm

    Drillium's Not Dead

  • planification
    14 points Nov 21,2019, 3:11pm

    Speed holes, eh?

  • Hagenaar
    6 points Nov 21,2019, 2:51pm

    Cheapo deep dish alloy wheels are heavy af. This is the only sane remedy.

  • Chief-_-Wiggum
    5 points Nov 21,2019, 3:22pm

    Lose more weight when you lose your teeth.

  • Strive-4-life
    9 points Nov 21,2019, 3:27pm

    This would only be effective in an ultra lightweight hill climbing bike. Otherwise the aerodynamic penalties will offset any acceleration gained from the lower rotational Mass at any speed over 15 kph

  • mikeyninja77
    3 points Nov 21,2019, 2:40pm

    I would never be brave/crazy enough to do this. But i like it.

  • oldfrancis
    3 points Nov 21,2019, 3:04pm

    Looks like whoever did this didn't know about the rule of "at least half the diameter of the hole in material around the hole" strength.

    Good luck.

  • negativeyoda
    2 points Nov 21,2019, 6:56pm

    Wondering if these whistle if the rider gets up to speed

  • lord_niple
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 3:33pm

    Now if you dimple those..

  • will_b_bikin
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 4:50pm

    Gotta look good when you’re rolling dirty at the critical mass ride

  • ballzwette
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 5:05pm

    ...and your lifespan.

  • Sonderlad
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 5:17pm

    Welp, now I need to know just how many holes you can drill in a bike before it's un-ridable.

    Anyone got a beater an a drill they're willing to donate to "science"?

  • Daversification
    0 points Nov 21,2019, 2:54pm

    Death trap. Front brake on the wrong side ;)

COMMENTS

  • Lemondsingle
    32 points Nov 21,2019, 3:16pm

    Those are Swiss wheels.

  • nalc
    24 points Nov 21,2019, 2:50pm

    Bike magazine say "Light, Aero, Cheap. Pick two"

    Me say "Light, Aero, Cheap, Safe. Pick three"

  • thirty-five-
    21 points Nov 21,2019, 2:35pm

    Drillium's Not Dead

  • SnollyG
    20 points Nov 21,2019, 2:48pm

    Zipp hate this one simple trick.

  • planification
    14 points Nov 21,2019, 3:11pm

    Speed holes, eh?

  • Hagenaar
    6 points Nov 21,2019, 2:51pm

    Cheapo deep dish alloy wheels are heavy af. This is the only sane remedy.

  • Chief-_-Wiggum
    5 points Nov 21,2019, 3:22pm

    Lose more weight when you lose your teeth.

  • Strive-4-life
    9 points Nov 21,2019, 3:27pm

    This would only be effective in an ultra lightweight hill climbing bike. Otherwise the aerodynamic penalties will offset any acceleration gained from the lower rotational Mass at any speed over 15 kph

  • mikeyninja77
    3 points Nov 21,2019, 2:40pm

    I would never be brave/crazy enough to do this. But i like it.

  • oldfrancis
    3 points Nov 21,2019, 3:04pm

    Looks like whoever did this didn't know about the rule of "at least half the diameter of the hole in material around the hole" strength.

    Good luck.

  • negativeyoda
    2 points Nov 21,2019, 6:56pm

    Wondering if these whistle if the rider gets up to speed

  • lord_niple
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 3:33pm

    Now if you dimple those..

  • will_b_bikin
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 4:50pm

    Gotta look good when you’re rolling dirty at the critical mass ride

  • ballzwette
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 5:05pm

    ...and your lifespan.

  • Sonderlad
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 5:17pm

    Welp, now I need to know just how many holes you can drill in a bike before it's un-ridable.

    Anyone got a beater an a drill they're willing to donate to "science"?

  • Daversification
    0 points Nov 21,2019, 2:54pm

    Death trap. Front brake on the wrong side ;)

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#9 We just got an upgrade to one of our bicycle streets in Berlin

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COMMENTS

  • ShadowDancer11
    1 points Nov 23,2019, 7:36pm

    How does this work? The entire street is for bicycles?

COMMENTS

  • ShadowDancer11
    1 points Nov 23,2019, 7:36pm

    How does this work? The entire street is for bicycles?

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#10 NBD Just finished building my Specialized Allez Sprint

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COMMENTS

  • cypriano1
    4 points Nov 20,2019, 5:30pm

    Cool color. Dont see that too often. I like it

  • SpecializedCalm
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 5:37pm

    Love it, love the color!!!

  • Captainjuicyburrito
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 5:38pm

    Damn! Sweet looking ride, looks like the same shade that I had mine done in.

  • ElegantMess
    1 points Nov 20,2019, 5:59pm

    Those are my winter tires. Don’t worry

  • Wolvertin
    1 points Nov 20,2019, 6:16pm

    I’m looking at getting one of these frames. How do you like the ride?

COMMENTS

  • cypriano1
    4 points Nov 20,2019, 5:30pm

    Cool color. Dont see that too often. I like it

  • SpecializedCalm
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 5:37pm

    Love it, love the color!!!

  • Captainjuicyburrito
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 5:38pm

    Damn! Sweet looking ride, looks like the same shade that I had mine done in.

  • dickamus_maxamus
    2 points Nov 20,2019, 5:41pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaall that money and you throw GATORSKINS on it!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!

    Get some GP5000's immediately!

    https://www.amazon.com/Continental-Grand-Prix-Performance-Clincher/dp/B07L4XC2Z5/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords;=GP4000&qid;=1574289677&s;=sporting-goods&sr;=1-3

  • ElegantMess
    1 points Nov 20,2019, 5:59pm

    Those are my winter tires. Don’t worry

  • Wolvertin
    1 points Nov 20,2019, 6:16pm

    I’m looking at getting one of these frames. How do you like the ride?