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How cute!

Only 2 were manufactured, both are still service (1 slightly smaller prototype exists). They run on the Stourbridge route in Birmingham, and they use have a flywheel powered on the downhill run to help the small LPG engine back uphill.
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>>1274294
Most models of the Parry People Mover only feature a flywheel and electric batteries. Some models feature an on-board generator if necessary, but the whole idea is that the flywheel will be used to store energy (as kinetic energy) instead of using chemical energy as storage (batteries and fuel).
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>>1268784
these are part of my commute, AMA
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>>1275215
whoa nice
are they comfy?
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>>1275235
let's just say you can really feel the track when your ride one.
They're honestly not that bad though all things considered.
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>>1275239
Do you think they would be suitable for use on light rail lines aka street running? Can they handle the energy loss of having to accelerate and stop quickly or are they more the make some speed and roll out kinda trains like many battery powered trams?

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> first date: bike ride
> this girl rolls up
> no helmet

what do
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>>1262909
>leathery
No they don't. Are you fucking 30+ year olds? Stupid beta orbiter.
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>>1263152
Did you get all your dating advice from disney movies?
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>>1275186
do you get yours from r/incel?
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>>1275285
what a comeback; someone is mad
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>>1275287
only you bby

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>can I offer you a ride? that way you don't have to get all tired and sweaty!
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>>1274477
Nobody is saying America is the cause of ALL social issues everywhere, but you guys sure aren't helping rn. For example, when you see European SJW's spreading their BS they're always obvious americaboos who insert the californian 'like' 3 times in every sentence when they're not even speaking english. Germany with its hitler guilt trip is a close second but they're excused because they have the best trams
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>>1275248
>European SJW's....Ameriboos
Not that I dont believe you, but this seems odd to me. I always thought European SJW's would hate America, seeing as we lean a bit right compared to you.
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>>1275249
It's kinda contrary to what you'd expect, actually. Upper middle class capitalist Europeans usually talk with a certain arrogance about the US, like: 'in America, they just let poor people die on the street, they aren't civilized like us at all!' while still happily doing business in America. On the other hand, European SJW's look up to the US immensely because American 'underdogs' are the most powerful of them all and they really want to be part of that 'fighting le evil transphobic white president - sent from my iphone' lifestyle, ofc forgetting that the evil white guys in their country are paying for their health care check every month.
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>>1275258
Absolutely true. Euro SJW simply parrot whatever they hear from their american counterparts. Any SJW fashion always follows suit to the same trend showing up in burgerland some months before.
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>>1275276
It's actually so bad that South Park, which airs on the same day here as in the US, always predicts what our SJW's are gonna do with extreme accuracy. I remember when the transgender cartman episode aired I was like 'haha, using gender disphoria to be a pain in the ass to everyone, where do matt and trey get these wild ideas for jokes!'. But oh dear 2 months later we had protesters demanding trans bathrooms on our train stations.

Thoughts on BART?
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>>1275165
based lad

he was the madman who jumped off a moving train into fremantle harbour too
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Apparently the dead space devs recorded a bart train when they were looking for the most awful sound they could find:

https://youtu.be/BQ3iqq49Ew8?t=288
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>>1267183
Honestly never seen that and I ride to the city for work 5 days a week.
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>>1272501
Their children should have to live with shame.
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Shame about the patrons. I wouldn't have to drive if the people who ride it weren't so scummy, dirty, and violent.

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Nestled Edition

Previous >>1218128
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>>1272215
How bad is it in the Gulf?
Is everyone getting fucked?
Want to know how my boys over at Chouest are doing
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>>1273987
I don’t really know, seeing as I’m young (21) and have no experience at all I just want to sail unlicensed and eventually work my way up to be a third mate or 3rd assistant engineer. Thinking of anything past that seems like too big a dream at the moment. Actually, just getting into the industry seems like a big dream right now. I was thinking the military would be a good way to get training and a path into the industry, like 88l or 88k mos in the army. But then I hear stuff about what I previously mentioned and I become unsure if this is the way to go
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>>1274184
Chouest seems to always stay relatively busy, things are supposedly picking up with this new year.
I won’t be working in the gulf at all this year, since I transferred to our boat in Alaska.
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What kind of assholes did you guys have the misfortune of having on board and how did you deal with them? Recently some dickheads in my group went to the teacher to complain about my work on the project but never mentioned a fucking thing to my face and had to confront them to get the trut. Shit like that gets on my nerves and I want to avoid such bullshittery as much as possible.
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>>1275236
Welocome to the real world negracio
Enjoy your stay

I'm currently in a situation where my home, university, and job are all within a 1.5 mile radius. I want to get a bicycle to use instead of starting up my car to drive 1 mile. What type of bicycle should I get?

I would prefer one that doesn't use gears as I don't know how to use them, but if they are really optimal, I would be open to them. My commute is relatively flat. Also, I'd possibly like to try and use it for Postmates/food delivery.

pic related is located near me
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>1.5 mile

any bike you like
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>>1275160
>starting up my car to drive 1 mile.
Have Americans entirely forgotten how to walk?
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>>1275268
We read the thread already, moron
No need to copy and paste every other sentence (on top of not adding anything to it)
Are you special?
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Buy a cheap fixed gear with a light gear ratio
With a front brake
Don't mind the anons complaining it's a memebike or whatever
It suits your need, it's cheap, doesn't require much mantainance, it's light and will get you around
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I thought the "americans driving 1 mile" thing was just a joke

Harley-Davidson wants to start selling you full suspension electric mountain bikes in 2020.

How drunk are they, does this design look at all competent, and what price point would they have to match to be competitive against brands that are already offering something like this?
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>>1275228
Carbon emissions are not the only, and not the worst type of pollution.
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>>1275228
At least motor doesn't have require mining lithium. It is just a piece of metal (aluminium alloy) that can be remelted in new engine cheaply, while recycling batteries is more expensive, than just using new lithium and copper and shit.
>BURNING MORE FOSSIL FUELS
What about renewable trees? Sure, it is not LPG, but you can run ICE on wood.
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>>1275253
Or on ethanol made from plants, or diesels on vegetable oil. Having a power line is basically the only green way of electric transportation. We should have trains/trams/trolleybusses for getting around rounded of with normal bicycles and some ICE taxis or busses
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>>1275257
>Or on ethanol made from plants
No, this drink, not drive.
>or diesels on vegetable oil
Actually, pretty good, since it is a byproduct of McDonald's.
>Having a power line is basically the only green way of electric transportation.
This. Basically only metal is used (and couple semiconductors in modern trolleybuses/trams). And some amount of plastic and rubber. These materials can be easily reused, plus trolleybuses last forever (if they don't rust).
> with normal bicycles
Humans are inefficient.
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>>1275253
Nothing werong with mining lithium.

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last thread: >>1268648

Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, don't post here. Ask in >>>/n/bbg
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>>1275070
sand it with your fucking hand, idiot
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>>1275070
Go get some Performax or Diablo sandpaper (emory cloth), and hand-sand it.
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Are the eBay China chain cleaners any good or should I spring for something more expensive? Currently I'm just using two tooth brushes and doing it manually but it's a bit time consuming, fine in Summer but annoying in Winter.
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>>1275198
They're low quality but usable, just like most of the other China crap
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>>1273372
I'm a newfag, all of the bike-worthy paths around my area are fucked up, they just laid them like shit, there are tons of bumps and cracks in the paths that rattle bikes. I'm also fairly rural so I'll definitely be pedalling through a bit of gravel when I leave my house.
Will 700x35mm tires be comfortable in this situation? I've been trying to get ahold of a Kona Dew or Raleigh Redux, which have 650x47mm, but another option is the Giant Escape 2 with 700x35mm.
I'm 150lbs(68kg), my trips will be under 10 miles round-trip.

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Would this ever be possible?
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>>1271308
No, but it makes me want to rewatch Snowpiercer
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>>1272690
>how you gonna cope with the mid atlantic ridge?
That's what the surface section on Iceland is for.
It's still batshit crazy. Might as well say that the long suboceanic sections will use blimptrains.
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>>1271308
No.
A tunnel thru the Earth's core to Sydney is not possible.
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>>1272773
You wish x/ fag
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Nobody needs or wants to go to Greenland and Iceland.

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Thoughts?
>Just spent billions fixing up their current 95th terminal
>the extension will go through only the black ghettos
will it turn those areas around or will the Red Line still be the shittest line to be on at night?
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>>1266592
>if you buy a property you have to pay all the years of unpaid property tax on it.

>same reason why detroit is surrounded by thousands of abandoned homes. nobody is willing to forgive the back taxes

I fucking hate America
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>>1275216
I’m a pragmatist.
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Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas just said that if elected he will shelve this in favor of upgrading Metra's electric service.
>In comparison, upgrading the Metra Electric service to CTA-like frequencies—perhaps every 10 or 15 minutes rather than every hour—could cost as little as $400 million by some estimates. And it possibly could occur more quickly, since a line already exists.
Which would you prefer to see?
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/expand-metra-extending-red-line-130th-street
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>>1275247
Metra Electric all the way.
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>>1275247
Electrify the entire network

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I have social anxiety but I don't have autism. I may be looking to relocate soon. Should I work for AMTRAK or the local metro? Is it comfy?
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There's nothing "comfy" or relaxing about working for a railroad you moron.
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>>1275260
I dunno, being the guy who empties the trash cans at the terminus always seemed like a pretty comfy job to me, especially because people think you're the lowest of the low so you're sure they won't talk to you. Probably gotta make 28 hour shifts to make a living out of it though.

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Because the OP of the previous one was a fag.

Some news: Belgrade goes full retard and wants to follow Moscow in a decision to dismantle the system and replace it with battery buses.
Just a friendly reminder that the Moscow mayor's plan is a complete disaster so far. The battery buses cannot run such long services, are unreliable and during winter they have to run diesel heaters which produce as many emissions as diesel engines. So much for ecology.

Go on Belgrade corrupt politicians, suck that russian schlong!
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>>1274364
Realization isnt a big deal, there is dozen of cities in Russia preferring dynamic charging buses.Problem is that not every city willing to replace classic trolleys or has money to buy new stuff (which is pretty expensive by ruski standarts), except St.Petersburg which already has significant portion.
About Moscow, imo its all about corruption, LiAZ lobbists in duma (factory that produces those non horned e-buses), and shit-ton of money giving a lot of room for experimentation.
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Just found this sick pole ride video of line 103 in Ostrava, Czech Republic: https://youtube.com/watch?v=dMJQ6nKX6Uc

>>1274377
Ah, so trolleybuses are still considered a valuable means of transportation overall? I thought russia was suffering from the same "our trams and trolleys are old so they must be an outdated concept" meme as the west did a few decades ago.
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>>1274796
Moscow's replacing all theirs for meme/corrupt reasons.
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>>1274364
> Did >>1264991 keep his battery?
I don't know, maybe they removed some or just put trolley poles on that electric bus.
> If the battery buses can be converted to in-motion charging trolleys they could be used to electrify normal bus lines that run under trolley wires part of their journey.
Some people even made a map of Moscow bus routes and marked those which run under trolley wires and could be electrified with trolleybuses with batteries.
>>1274377
> About Moscow, imo its all about corruption
That's Moscow mayor, who is one of the greatest corruptioners in Russia.
> LiAZ lobbists in duma
However it's strange that LIAZ converted one of its experimental battery buses into a trolleybus.
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>>1275256
>However it's strange that LIAZ converted one of its experimental battery buses into a trolleybus.
Maybe they're planing to get into the battery trolley industry? It sounds kinda bizarre anyway that an e-bus manufacturer based in a country with probably the most extensive trolleybus infrastructure in the world wouldn't sell them. If they manage to design a solid battery trolleybus that isn't too expensive they could become the new ZiU.

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Hello,

I come from a long time disk hybrid bike and I am completely lost regarding road bikes. I also live in Quebec which means roads are not smooth as in California.This is what I am looking for:

90% road 10% dirt, able to handle all kinds of conditions from wet to snowy

Must have aluminum or steel frame

Must be racy enough because I mught join a club

Can do long distances but not touring-like

Bulletproof reliability

Shimano 105

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>>1275162
Too expensive, I want to keep it under 2k
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Been to a large German bike store yesterday to buy some parts. Happened to see a Topstone there. It was only the Sora model with mechanical disks but it's a very nice frame in my opinion. Good fit and finish, ample tire clearance. The hydro-disc 105 model is reasonably priced, too.
Btw, for commuting I'd rather consider something without a carbon fork...
Surly Midnight Special and Breezer Radar Pro would tick a lot of boxes for me.
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>>1275172
Why without a carbon fork?
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>>1275172
are you the OP?
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>>1275161

Les variations d’une boîte à l’autre indiquent un manque flagrant de contrôle de qualité. En plus leur pédaliers font un vacarme infernal à la longue. Tu serais mieux servi chez Norco, Trek et Devinci.

When will aircux just give it up?
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>>1275147

For Sweden, things were different. Sweden was initally interested in the Eurofighter project, but when it became clear that the new fighter jet would not be able to keep to the same specification as the Saab Viggen, Sweden proceeded to start development of the Gripen.

Saab would lead the development and manufacturing, but Saab did have extremely close co-operation with BAE Systems, Deutsche Airbus and Leonardo, since the Gripen would basically use many of the same avionics and weapons systems as the Eurofighter Typhoon. The main reason why Sweden went with the Gripen was because the specs of the Viggen were unique for a fighter jet. It would have to be capable of STOL from makeshift runways and roads, it would need to be easily maintained by even army engineers, and it would need to have rearmament possible with as few tools and equipment as possible. The Viggen and the Gripen were designed to operate from rural roads in forests, taxi to a hidden tent, be refueled and rearmed in about 40 minutes and then take off again. The Eurofigher could not do that.

This brings me onto the Eurofighter project. Or not quite. The predacessor was the Panavia Tornado. A strike fighter, the Tornado was developed out of the ashes of previously cancelled projects across Europe. Panavia was formed as a consortium of Deutsche Airbus, BAE Systems and Alenia Aerospace (which was rebranded later as Leonardo). Since there would be 3 customers, the RAF, the Luftwaffe and the Aeronautica Militare, Panavia would receive 3 sources of government funding. The Tornado was developed, and became highly successful, still in service by all 3 while also receiving an additional customer, Saudi Arabia.

Eurofighter was formed not long after, still with Deutsche Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo. The main objective was to build an air superiority fighter, unrivalled by anything else being made. This lead to the development of the Typhoon (because European jets are named after cyclones....).
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>>1275146
The Eurofighter was not considered in terms of fighter jet generations. It's main objective was simply air superiority. It would be the jet that would win all dogfights due to higher agility and higher performance compared to everything else.
What the Eurofighter project never predicted was the development of the F-22 Raptor by Lockheed Martin and the United States declaring that this was the new Fifth Generation figher. However, since the US made the F-22 a US only project with absolutely no foriegn collaboration of any kind possible and no foreign purchase allowed, the Eurofighter still became the go-to in Europe
Spain and Austria became the only other European nations to buy the Eurofighter, with many European nations sticking with either older European fighter, or American General Dynamics F-16s and McDonnel Douglas F/A-18s.

What changed things further was the development of the F-35 by Lockheed Martin for export out of the US. The sale of a new Fifth Generation fighter turned attention away from the Typhoon and towards a stealth fighter which could replace aging F-16s and F/A-18s. The development of the F-35 into a multi-role fighter also brought in joint ventures. Northrup Grumman joined into the project, assisting in development, and after the retirement of the Hawker Siddeley/BAE Systems Harrier (which was manufactured in the US under licence by McDonnel Douglas, later Boeing), the British government became interested in a replacement for the VTOL fighter, so BAE Systems entered into the joint venture between the 3.

The fact that the F-35B became of interest of the British and BAE Systems (at least for their experience in developing VTOL fighter jets), meant that a new European fighter would likely be without the British government and BAE Systems.

We'll see what the new European fighter jet will be. As far as we know, it will be a consortium effort again, but between Deutsche Airbus, Airbus Spain (formerly CASA) and Dassault.
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>>1275225
>>1275231
>>1275233
>>1275240
Tl;dr

Summarize
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>>1275250
1. European defence contractors are far more spread out and fractured compared to Airbus
2. Airbus' main focus is on military conversions of their civil aircraft
3. France's choice to stick with Dassault was more political than anything else - this has ended
4. Sweden needed niche specification for their fighter, they still shared a lot of stuff with the Typhoon
5. The Tornado and the Typhoon were developed by 3 nations and their companies for their needs
6. The F-22 changed fighter jet dynamics towards "stealth"
7. The F-35 now has British contractors on board, while the new European "stealth" jet won't, breaking with the precendent set by the Tornado and the Typhoon.
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>>1275250
autism

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I want to convert a roadbike with knobbies to an e-bike, not an assist bike, meaning it should be able to ride on electric alone.

What is the best conversion kit to buy?

>inb4 gitgut
This is to replace a car.
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>>1275013
Can you chip-tune normal bike? AFAIK not yet.
Can you chip-tune e-bike? Sure, but don't burn the magnets.
So e-bike is cooler.
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>>1275013
>coping for his severe autism this poorly
are you hitting your head right now? don’t forget to pace around your room after you reply to this post.
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>>1275054
Nobody cares about your e-statting you ripped from some random Strava-ite, fatty

>>1275217
>t. fatasses who want to wank off with meme e-bike shit
Into the bin with it, m8, also stop being such an Amerifat
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>>1275230
Thanks for the validation leglet
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>>1275230
Oi, you have a license of such posts?
E-bike is a nice toy, while usual bicycle is kinda boring, it has too little parts to tune and lube


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