-->





Ridazz Roulette!




Recent gallery...

The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #84 - All City Toy Ride V Fry-Day NIGHT #33 - Swarm the Pier Hot Box Parties Bela Speed Star Bela Speed Star Bela Speed Star Taco Tuesdays data center Handicapped Canines #27 - Safety Ride The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time Fixie Goons Fixie Goons Fixie Goons Fixie Goons CRANK MOB . X . The Memorial CRANK MOB . X . The Memorial CRANK MOB . X . The Memorial CRANK MOB . X . The Memorial CRANK MOB . X . The Memorial


The Days of Our Ridazz.


NOTE: All timestamps are in the future because WE are in the future. The care takers of Midnight Ridazz.com reserves the right to remove, edit, move or delete anything for any reason. None of the opinions expressed on these boards represent the Midnight Ridazz nor can anyone purport to speak on behalf of Midnight Ridazz.



Topic Box:
 
   2251 - 2500 of 19003 Topics

Bike Anti-Harassmen...   11
51 cm Road Bike FELT   5
oct MR   19
Urban Cyclocross?   0
Wolfpack Hustle VS. ...   59
World's Biggest Bike...   4
FREE OF ELITE CORE W...   45
Police Stories from ...   3
aggro driver caught ...   1
Fixie 180   0
For Creative Thing   12
Happy Carmageddon!   9
So no one is gonna g...   6
Be Safe   9
New to the 818 ..   14
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80   4
CHP vs Carmageddon B...   22
gussy up that ulock   0
DUI for marijuana.   29
codename "farfignuge...   3
DEAD BABY DOWNHILL   5
Taco Tuesdays?   5
FREE CONCERT/BIKE VA...   2
Wolfpack Hustle: The...   1
tour de france strea...   8
GLOW RIDE #8   2
Doored.   5
wheres pasadena?   10
KITTYPACK vs THE WOR...   26
Chynna 6k   27
Documenting Rides   5
bike for sale   0
WARNING, psycho driv...   10
Missing bike from Kt...   0
bike rack   0
MISFIXED 2yrs   0
July MR   32
LACBC shows LA kills...   10
PRETTY RICKEY IS MOV...   5
I DRINK AND DRIVE!!....   16
David Roy Photograph...   1
Yoga ride   1
CARmageddon   0
Fun in the Snow!   0
LA Times article   12
Ktown Carwash needs ...   2
Visiting the injured   4
Ridazz Respond   16
Exhaust-ing ride for...   3
MR mentioned on laan...   1
KTown not allowed t...   11
KTOWN PRESS CONFEREN...   34
Rida Killed on July ...   7
0-18 mph...on ONE wh...   0
WOAH WOAH BEEN AWHIL...   5
Free Radicals   0
Drunk drivers tonigh...   7
Metro Weekend Pass   5
free bike junk   6
FAVE SEX POSISH?   2
4th of July Rides   0
ANOTHER CYCLIST KILL...   2
truth sticker   2
BIKE THIEF KHARMA!   2
Race to the Death! (...   0
Need 4 bikes tonight...   0
"to live and ride in...   3
36er at High Speed o...   4
fucking death machin...   5
K-TOWN PULLERS AND T...   4
info for homeowners   0
Commutazz   24
FMLY FUNRAISER   0
Hit by Car   3
Bikes WIN!   47
Road Rage Driver Adv...   15
K-TOWN WITNESSES CAL...   5
Carmageddon 2011!!!!   9
Hold these fucks acc...   13
ktown fundraisers   0
CicLAvia Community G...   0
Trial - Marco Antoni...   27
Protest Bike Ride   2
Bicycles and Basebal...   0
Growing Up   18
lacm pictures?   1
missing ktown stuff   0
Who is collecting mo...   2
Six Pack Mondayz   0
KTOWN EYEWITNESS VID...   34
PEDALPALOOZA 2k11   205
READ THIS!!!!   10
TALL BIKE COLLECTORS   5
K-TOWN MASSAGE RIDE   1
LACM petition drive   10
Bogata for change   4
No Longer Watch Tosh...   29
CAGE MATCH   3
Lets Get Along, Let ...   7
still have cheese an...   2
Selling my Bike   0
K-Town ONLINE donati...   0
Ktown Collision Vide...   97
ANOTHER CYCLIST KILL...   20
SFV RIDE   53
Marathon Crash Race ...   4
World Naked Bike Rid...   27
SMASHED UP SUNDAYS   3
Fixation rides?   9
Bikeman Rough Film t...   8
DEVILZ_NIGHT???   1
Room for rent in rea...   5
The Times on the Kto...   10
Car-Free LA   8
ROADBLOCK ON BIKE TA...   0
COME TALK ABOUT IT   9
Photo Gallery Consol...   5
Los Angeles Critical...   23
Victims PLEASE READ:   6
help for those hit o...   10
pix problem   1
405 closure   6
Burbank Bike Stolen   3
Thank you Ridazz   17
Any Gay Rides on the...   8
LED Flash Valve Cap   1
Hit and Run last nig...   30
Benstrider Turns 45 ...   9
Another Hit and Run ...   15
Leto Does it again   2
Ideas for Court   7
This Goeas Out To Al...   1
Driver slams into gr...   20
Powerful quads   2
r.i.p. Gil Scott Her...   5
Free MTB Shoes   3
Theives!   5
Bike Polo Sells Out....   20
ROAD ID - SAVE YOUR ...   0
BROOKS SADDLE REVIEW...   21
Slow Ride   9
New to biking   3
RESERVED FOR TW   27
Looking for riders   0
Free Bikes for Perfe...   0
lOOKING FOR TALL BIK...   26
Midnight Ridazz #90:...   32
Ze bots have taken o...   1
I miss the old days   53
BIKE TUBE WALLETS   28
Downey, paramount, w...   81
how tires made   0
The Glendale Ride!!!   164
BIKE LANES   13
KID INFINITY MUSIC V...   0
Add Photos   2
Spoke(n) Art Ride - ...   0
your longest ride?   65
Bridge Demolition Ju...   20
Los Angeles Fixed Ge...   2
Paranoia and Corrupt...   41
Happy Birthday Rev. ...   11
Bike Thieves Chop Tr...   13
Last Minute Ridazz   3
Help support LA BIKE...   3
Bike Powered Cinema?   0
Bike Valet @ Downtow...   0
Training Wheels off.   3
Hello. My first post   4
3-way Street   4
Bike STOLEN from out...   1
freegan riders   0
HEY   2
Another cyclist kill...   4
You know what grinds...   24
FAMILY WAS GREAT!!!   5
Unicyling   0
Good Night Ridazz   3
Cyclist Shot Dead in...   2
video from FMLY RIDE   2
Choppercabras 10th A...   69
Free Bike Rack   6
Thee "F" Ride   40
FMLY RIDE TOMORROW   0
Car hits you? What ...   1
NORTHWEST (U.S.) RID...   3
Inglewood Trouble Ri...   8
Super Hipsteer   4
Orange County Dark C...   28
dingo cunt post   19
roommate needed (ASA...   11
accident lawyer need...   6
Coolass Mike recover...   4
Nearly hit today   3
Moombahton is the ne...   4
ROTW Drooby   19
2010 Motorcane for ...   5
Urban MTB   3
Boludo in Chicago!   10
thee f ride   2
Take cyclists safety...   1
RETURN OF F.U.N.   2
Los Angeles Bike Dan...   6
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY ...   3
wheel truing   21
Neuvation Deal of Th...   2
cribbage club   21
i dont understand th...   1
LET'S GET A PILLOW F...   4
Bike Trailer for fre...   1
Chris Hansen Confron...   6
Help design the new ...   12
LACM ALL NIGHT?   16
ALTER LACM   7
MR - June   16
I'm bringing sexy ba...   36
RIDAZZ VIDEO I MADE   5
SLAY FUCKING BELLS   2
SEX ALL NIGHT?   2
SMOKE WEED ALL NIGHT   1
glow ride   13
LAPD Experiments Wit...   36
Glow Ride #8   0
Nela Bike Polo!!!   2
Eagle Rock bike polo...   11
Ride and Post people...   21
I need this bike!   2
The Adventures of Bi...   9
It's cumming.   44
The most secure Bike...   3
ROTW godmode   22
Last stage TOC viewi...   1
Vote for Mikey Wally   9
DAMN HE IS GOOD!!!   2
Fatal Hit & Run Cano...   6
Q: Road Bike   25
good rehab   14
BIKE WEEK 16-20   9
That Wednesday Ride ...   1
stolen bike found   5
before Cuddle Puddle...   2
Silverlake Jubilee T...   1
Michele across the U...   5
Real Street Food Rid...   14
24 Hour IIHOP in Enc...   17
Orbea team news.   1
YOUR HIGHEST RIDE?   6
Midnight owls   5
MR SHUTTING DOWN   1
I thought we killed ...   1



Thread Box:
Q: Road Bike
Thread started by Zboy at 04.16.11 - 5:52 am

So I have been looking around for a good road bike as my Schwinn won't cut it for now and a friend has offered me a 21 speed, 2007, 700c Danali for $100. The gears stick a bit and the bars need new wraps but other then that I don't see much of a problem. It's weight comes in around 29lbs where my Schwinn is 44.

This being my first possible road bike I was wondering your thoughts on it.

Thanks for the help guys.

reply


Have you read the amazon.com reviews?



anty
04.16.11 - 9:41 am

reply


No. I'll check them out right now. Thanks.



Zboy
04.16.11 - 9:57 am

reply


piece of crap



Gav
04.16.11 - 10:17 am

reply


Well it has a lot more positive feed back then negative and being a begginer road biker I'm thinking it might work as a first bike.

I am honestly concerned about the dropped handlebars. After riding BMX for so many years that style just feels so unnatural as well as feeling like it's hard to reach the breaks. Is it a fast transition to dropped or does it really take some getting used to?



Zboy
04.16.11 - 10:20 am

reply


What about as a first bike Gav? Still wouldn't suggest it?



Zboy
responding to a comment by Gav
04.16.11 - 10:26 am

reply


That Denali bike is garbage yer schwinn is better. Just save up and buy a real road bike for a little more..



JOKER
responding to a comment by Zboy
04.16.11 - 10:43 am

reply


Do you know if the bike fits you? Those drop bars won't be fun if it's too long of a reach for you. There are size charts online to give you a rough idea, but it's best to just try the bike and see if it feels comfortable. Can you adjust the cables so that it shifts smoothly? Is the rear derailer bent? Does anything look worn down that you'll need to replace soon?

You get what you pay for with cheap bikes. It's sort of like buying a used car--sometimes the really cheap ones cost the most in maintenance. Depending on how much you plan on using this you may want to find something a little nicer. Since a new one sells for ~$100-200, I'd offer your friend $50. In a perfect world we'd all ride nice bikes with reliable components.



anty
responding to a comment by Zboy
04.16.11 - 10:46 am

reply


Ok cool. I will save up for a better one. Any you guys could suggest that I wouldn't have to sell a kidney for?



Zboy
04.16.11 - 10:54 am

reply


you can look for better used stuff or go a shop for your first because they will help you with sizing and probably offer free tune ups and stuff (if you dont know how to do that)



Gav
04.16.11 - 11:39 am

reply


Ok cool.



Zboy
04.16.11 - 12:11 pm

reply


I built my cannondale with cinelli stem and shimano parts gor $60 at the bike kitchen. In the process learned about my bike n met cool people. You may not get as lucky as I did, but for me it was worth looking into.



Gizzard
04.16.11 - 12:26 pm

reply


Yeah, head to your local bike co-op (i.e. Bike Oven if you're in NELA, Bike Kitchen around East Hollywood and Bikerowave if you're WeWe (West of Western!) There needs to be a permanent list of bike co-ops on this site... or is there already?



the reverend dak
responding to a comment by Zboy
04.16.11 - 1:30 pm

reply


Friends don't let friends ride junk.

Spend the money around $2000.00 and get a real bike.

Otherwise your better of with your Schwinn as it will survive through armagedon.





Dedicated818
04.16.11 - 11:05 pm

reply


BIKE OVEN OR THE BIKE KITCHEN!!!!

Build up your bike. Get the perfect size frame and build it from scrap. I built my old bike from parts at the Kitchen and it was a beast on the road.



palucha66
04.17.11 - 12:05 am

reply


Awesome. I am close to the bike kitchen, maybe I'll stop in on Monday. Thanks for all the suggestions.



Zboy
04.17.11 - 1:31 am

reply


BUILD ONE OF THESE!





gado_gado
responding to a comment by Zboy
04.17.11 - 8:50 am

reply


I think I've spent a total of $2000, max, on the 6 or so bikes that I own. They're all REAL bikes, and my friends don't view me any less. The fact that I built or restored them all to their current condition (5 totally ridable) re-affirms my belief that you DO NOT have to spend that much money to have a GOOD to AWESOME bike.



the reverend dak
responding to a comment by Dedicated818
04.17.11 - 11:42 am

reply


I believe shops still have last season models on clearance, at least the shop near my apartment still does. It' a good way to get a pretty good stock bike for a lot less than you would usually have to pay



Gav
04.17.11 - 12:51 pm

reply


that is so awesome!



tfunk408
responding to a comment by gado_gado
04.17.11 - 1:49 pm

reply


LOL





ruinedbyidiots
04.17.11 - 6:59 pm

reply


Which shop is that?



Gizzard
responding to a comment by Gav
04.17.11 - 7:04 pm

reply


Beverly Hills bike shop. I went in last week and they still had Tarmacs discounted, but they may have been snatched up



Gav
responding to a comment by Gizzard
04.18.11 - 12:08 am

reply


Awesome. I am close to the bike kitchen, maybe I'll stop in on Monday. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Zboy
04.17.11 - 4:31 am



Bike Kitchen hours:
MONDAY NIGHT: "Bicycle Bitchen" (Ladies & Transgendered only): 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Unless you're a gurl or tran you'll have to schedule for tuesday.
Trust me get an appointment or else you'll be waiting outside for a while.. >_<





Ninja biker
responding to a comment by Zboy
05.20.11 - 5:27 am

reply


Appointments:

Appointments are available for 6:30pm on Monday - Thursday and 12pm on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday - just call in advance, during open hours or come in to schedule yourself. Note: Monday nights (the 6:30pm slot) are reserved for Bicycle Bitchen which is for women and transgendered only.

We only take 6 appointments (we have six stands,) per business day. All other clients must come in person to be placed on a First Come/First Served Waitlist.

Only clients with an appointment are guaranteed standtime. If you are 15 minutes late, you forfeit your spot to the next person in line on the Waitlist.


http://www.bicyclekitchen.com/index.php?/projects/hours/



Ninja biker
05.20.11 - 5:28 am

reply


haha, ninja

i have half of you previous post in my clipboard now waiting to paste. beat me to it.



nolikedrive
responding to a comment by Ninja biker
05.20.11 - 5:18 pm

reply

Reply


Who's been here recently...

Joe Borfo | dixon51122 | aonjr90406 | falti80970 | jennygirl