Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

New BSO long-term test!

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

New BSO long-term test!

Old 11-04-13, 02:23 PM
  #201  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,598

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,358 Times in 864 Posts
Project Plowshares had the plan to Nuke Nicaragua to go through there, sea level, W/O locks .
fietsbob is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 02:29 PM
  #202  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by fietsbob
Project Plowshares had the plan to Nuke Nicaragua to go through there, sea level, W/O locks .
easier for my BSO. I could bring happiness to everyone.
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 02:39 PM
  #203  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,598

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,358 Times in 864 Posts
Except the Nicaraguans (or the Caribbean 'downwinders')
fietsbob is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 02:42 PM
  #204  
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 13,483
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4264 Post(s)
Liked 2,980 Times in 1,832 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7
a

girls and kids particularly like it and ask about it.
I suppose this is really the only important point, right?
__________________
Bikes: 1996 Eddy Merckx Titanium EX, 1989/90 Colnago Super(issimo?) Piu(?), 1990 Concorde Aquila(hit by car while riding), others in build queue "when I get the time"





himespau is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 02:43 PM
  #205  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by himespau
I suppose this is really the only important point, right?
I got quite a few complements today ... and the bike gets a huge amount of attention ... which is fun

the pints are quite good as well
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 03:20 PM
  #206  
Senior Member
 
kookaburra1701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 1,345

Bikes: 2014 Specialized Dolce Triple, 1987 Schwinn Tempo, 2012 Windsor Kensington 8

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think you should keep the name Mango - it means SUPER FUN!

kookaburra1701 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 04:06 PM
  #207  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
super fun mango!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 05:15 PM
  #208  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
I had to inflate my tires today. The weather is colder and the bike sits outside, but they also may not be the best tubes
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 05:59 PM
  #209  
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 30,011

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 1,567 Times in 1,062 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7
that canal is old news. china is financing another one.
Really? Financing whom? Where?
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 06:10 PM
  #210  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Really? Financing whom? Where?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/201...a-panama-canal

disclaimer: i haven't seen any documentation first-hand, therefore i would not be offended if you choose to consider my statement as hearsay. i do not accept anything in mass media without reviewing the primary literature personally.

Last edited by acidfast7; 11-04-13 at 06:14 PM.
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 07:42 PM
  #211  
Senior Member
 
puckett129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 437

Bikes: 80's Treks, cargo bike, Lugged LeMond, Eddy Merckx 7-11, Ciocc resto-mod, All City MM disc, and some more

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
I am in parts of 1, 2, and 3 since I think you paid too much for a bike that is intended to be used for a long term test of a so-called BSO. I know very well about Value Added Taxes and money conversion rates since I dealt with both for 10 years while living in Germany and traveling through Europe, most of it before the Euro was implemented.

Bottom line:
You paid too much if you were really intending to get a so-called BSO for a long term test. I expect your test results will have little to no relevance to anyone looking for an inexpensive bike for commuter use, due to your choice in the "test" bike.

You got too little for your money if you were looking for a basic commute to work bike.
I'm in this camp too. Those things are not all mutually exclusive.
puckett129 is offline  
Old 11-04-13, 11:15 PM
  #212  
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 30,011

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 1,567 Times in 1,062 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7
https://www.theguardian.com/world/201...a-panama-canal

disclaimer: i haven't seen any documentation first-hand, therefore i would not be offended if you choose to consider my statement as hearsay.
Well I won't be enlarging my yacht anytime soon to take advantage of the "proposed" wider ditch.
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 12:13 AM
  #213  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by puckett129
I'm in this camp too. Those things are not all mutually exclusive.
No one said they were mutually exclusive?
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 03:50 AM
  #214  
Senior Member
 
Astrozombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: East L.A.
Posts: 903

Bikes: Diamondback Insight, Motobecane Mirage

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
I found some!
1
2
3
If you're gonna use colors that "pop" I would keep it to just one, otherwise that bike is too eye popping...
Astrozombie is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 03:57 AM
  #215  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by Astrozombie
I found some!
1
2
3
If you're gonna use colors that "pop" I would keep it to just one, otherwise that bike is too eye popping...
not be mean ... but i'm looking for FGSS ... which is what I said originally?

all those bikes are great, but I don't think they'd be more reliable that this one?

would've been nice to get the clubpoints though as I can use them for flights
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 07:30 AM
  #216  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,583

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7395 Post(s)
Liked 2,561 Times in 1,490 Posts
All this talk about the definition of the term is beside the point. He took a bike, call it what you will, and he's testing it. It's worth seeing how the bike fares, no matter how you define BSO or any other term. If you want to test a bottom-of-the-line Walmart bike or equivalent, you can do it yourself. It's not acidfast's job to do it for you.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 07:36 AM
  #217  
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 13,483
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4264 Post(s)
Liked 2,980 Times in 1,832 Posts
There is already a 30 or so page thread around here somewhere with the title of something along the lines of are walmart bikes good enough that devolved into a bunch of people talking about their denalis and how they've modified them into useful bikes.
__________________
Bikes: 1996 Eddy Merckx Titanium EX, 1989/90 Colnago Super(issimo?) Piu(?), 1990 Concorde Aquila(hit by car while riding), others in build queue "when I get the time"





himespau is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 10:33 AM
  #218  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
i think it's more interesting to set a goal ... how many km do I need to get out of it for it to be deemed a purchase that makes sense at the price point?

10km
100km
1000km
10000km
100000km

£1/km
£0.1/km
£0.01/km
£0.001/km
£0.0001/km

current: 245km and £1.57/km
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-05-13, 04:20 PM
  #219  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
great ride again.

stats:

254km/157mi
£395/$617
£1.57/km
€1.87/km
$3.92/mi

photo:

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-06-13, 03:33 PM
  #220  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
rainy ride today.

stats:

272km/169mi
£395/$617
£1.45/km
€1.72/km
$3.44/mi

photo:



getting cheap by the day
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-07-13, 09:22 AM
  #221  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
first nickname achieved from students: banana bike.

mission successful so far
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 11-07-13, 11:08 AM
  #222  
Senior Member
 
Astrozombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: East L.A.
Posts: 903

Bikes: Diamondback Insight, Motobecane Mirage

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Anyone know where you can customize a multi-speed bike that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
Astrozombie is offline  
Old 11-07-13, 11:49 AM
  #223  
Been Around Awhile
 
I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Burlington Iowa
Posts: 30,011

Bikes: Vaterland and Ragazzi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 1,567 Times in 1,062 Posts
Originally Posted by Astrozombie
Anyone know where you can customize a multi-speed bike that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
Sure $5.95; install these on your handlebars https://www.amazon.com/Schylling-BST-.../dp/B001L73M7O and you will make your bike unique when you get amongst all the Serious Cyclists™
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
untitled1.jpg (84.0 KB, 62 views)
I-Like-To-Bike is offline  
Old 11-07-13, 12:53 PM
  #224  
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York, NY, and High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 40,583

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 513 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7395 Post(s)
Liked 2,561 Times in 1,490 Posts
Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
Sure $5.95; install these on your handlebars https://www.amazon.com/Schylling-BST-.../dp/B001L73M7O and you will make your bike unique when you get amongst all the Serious Cyclists™
I've been known to do stuff like that. People are embarrassed to be seen with me.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 11-07-13, 07:11 PM
  #225  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 36 Posts
not so rainy today.

stats:

292km/181mi
£395/$635 total
£1.35/km
€1.61/km
$3.50/mi

photo:

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
acidfast7 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.