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Why in the world would you subject yourself to this shit day in day out instead of having your own comfy personal private transportation that keeps you away from strangers and their germs, fart gas, rudeness, and criminal behavior?

>but Anon, it's better for the environment!
LOL no, plug-in electric cars are the future.

Buses and trains and shit like that are for The Poor, and they all dream of the day they say Goodbye to things like pic related.

You cannot logically or rationally refute this.
Only delusional Fringies are so attached to buses and trains and so-called 'public transportation' that they can't see reality.
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>>1301235
Not necessarily. It's not uncommon for places to have an intense morning rush hour, but no such afternoon rush hour, because people leave their workplaces/study places at varying times, but most enter at about the same time.
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>>1301235
>>1301259
Technically I'm a brazilian-born american, to american parents and all, but that's besides the point. I didn't really phrase it correctly, the train only fills up in one direction, yes, but only in the section where I ride, which doesn't pass through downtown. Usually the train is full in the downtown->suburb direction, I ride suburb->downtown during peak hours on the way home for all but one day of the week, so my train always has standing space in the aisle, while the other direction's is packed. This reverses from the central station forwards.
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>>1301214
>White NEET in a gentrified neighborhood tries to inject his specious argument as if it represents the norm
>includes racial epithet in his so-called '''argument'''
So you're not only some homeshooled Fringie, but you're a NEET and a Racist on top of eveything else? GTFO >>>/pol/ >>>/b/ >>>/trash/
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>>1300954
I agree with you except that e-bikes and e-scooters are fads that will go away soon enough. Plug-in electric cars are here to stay though and will proliferate.

..but yes, so-called 'public transit' is for The Working Poor, not everyone. Soon enough even The Poor will be able to afford an electric car, and benefit thereby.
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>>1300946
>>vast majority of buesses arnt that full 24/7
White person in gentrified neighborhood, LOL, you don't count
>>most buses run on natral gas or are electric
2019: still burning fossil fuels, LOL what a loser
>^becuse bueses have short life spanS and are replaced with those or converted
What's with the typos, Anon? Your meds not kicking in yet?
>>the bus is very cheap and free for many students
THE POOR. Guess white NEETs like you know all about being Poor don't you?
>>you dont need to be sober to take the bus
Don't drink and drive, anyone (but delusional Fringie white NEETs, apparently) know this.
>>most electric cars get power from oil burning plants
You're not living in reality, have no idea where your electricity comes from.
Do you also think that meat and milk are """made""" at the grocery store? LOL
>>first and last mile solutions like e-bikes

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Be excellent to each other edition

Last thread: >>1292794

Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
https://booksdescr.com/item/detail/id/1444747

If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, ask in >>>/n/bbg

What do you wish your LBS would do better or differently?
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>>1301025

Alright. looking at those shifters, yours are Deore fingertip shifters which desu are pretty good. They last forever and have backup friction functionality and are made of metal, not plastic.

You can get ‘integrated’ shifters- but that’s a barrel of monkeys right there. Your brake system is Cantilever. Nothing wrong with canti, with good pads and cables they work well and tend to not need adjustment as often as their more modern ‘linear pull’/v-brake types.

Your gearing is the bigger issue provided you don’t go with integrated shifters (most of which are long-pull and would require you also change your brakes.)

The problem is most bike manufacturers are convinced that more = better in every way. Which isn’t true, but what it means for you is that any 6speed shifter you can buy is either high end and as vintage as your deore shifters, or cheaply made plastic crap. Not a great choice to be forced into making.

eBay has some older trigger shifter 6sp ones from the ‘00’s that are still ‘standard pull.’ They’re not great but they’re perfectly serviceable- if that’s what you’re after.

Personally I’d look at getting a new rear wheel (you’re running a 6sp. Freewheel by the looks of it.)- a cassette with 8+gears and a very wide range, and a matching shifter/derailleur. SRAM x-4 has worked well for me personally and it’s cheap. It handles 11-48 well for the cost. Put a decent sized front chainring on, get single crank bolt size chainring bolts (I picked five different coloured ones off eBay in infinity stone colours- yeah I like capeshit, sue me.)

That will fix the need for three gears up front and save you considerable weight from not needing a left shifter/housings/derailleur/two chainrings. That all will add up to make your bike lighter without compromising its functionality, and even making it a bit more reliable since you will have one less part to worry about getting maladjusted/dropping the chain.
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>>1300883
These sound intesting. Expensive, but probably handy.
>>1300901
Mm, not sure those are really what I'm after, but thanks.
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Have girlfriend
Have bike
Like bike better than girlfriend
How to make girlfriend more like bike?
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>>1301078
Here’s my actual bike.

I’m probably going to keep the drivetrain pretty much stock, and just replace the cranks and maybe go with some of the Paul levers and thumbie mounts. I know it’s overkill but I ride this bike every day. The problem with the rear derailleur is that it won’t shift into the lower cogs. I’ve tried adjusting the limit screws to no avail. Any advice?
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>>1301283
First get her some earrings made out of chain links
Next use your choice of lubricant for sex
Start using hair gel to shape her hair into drop bars
Use a saddle mounted on a seatpost as an anal toy
This is about as far as I’ve thought things through but I think it’s a solid start

/mu/ is laughing at us again
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>>1301247
yup. frick you mate
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>>1301246
LOL I'm sure most of 4chan laughs at /n/ because the delusional Fringies and their ridiculous obsession with destroying all cars and forcing people to live their lives riding filthy disgusting public transit their whole lives must make everyone with a reasonably normal-functioning brain practically split their sides laughing so hard.

Why is this allowed, 4chan? Why can't the Fringies be permabanned?
>quality of posts (and life) goes up for all of /n/ almost immediately
I don't see a downside to it.

So-called 'public transit' is fine -- for The Poor, who can't afford anything better (for the time being). But people always want personal transportation that protects them from the elements and doesn't require them to be Lance Armstrong 7 days a week. Nothing is going to change that.
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>>1301246
I’m so confused wtf
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>>1301291
People in third world countries with public transit full of miscreants really don’t belong on this board imho. Not sure what you’re doing here.
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I juat clicked on an irrelevant-looking board for shits and giggles. What is the point of this place?

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>drive for a couple hours into mountains
>take a nap in car
>go camping
>drive home
Um how am I supposed to this with public transport???
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Shut up cager. I hope you die in an car accident.

There are some things that you simply have to give up in favour of the planet....
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>>1301250
False flag.
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>>1299895

Public transport exists to serve they communities they are funded by; there are already tons of private companies that run 24 hour shuttles that will take your retarded ass thousands of miles to Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, etc...
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>>1301250
>There are some things that you simply have to give up in favour of the planet....
Clearly and objectively wrong, as per delusional Fringie """logic""" (LOL).
Pic related solves all the environmental problems and doesn't force people to ruin their lives by forcing them to use shitty """public transit""" like everyone is The Working Poor.
Go take your meds and get with the program (and reality).
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>>1301279
Why should anyone be forced to do that? Why should anyone be forced to go only certain places? Are you a fascist? Are you a board tourist here from >>>/pol/? White Nationalist? Libertarian? GTFO, stop dictating to people how they can live their lives, fascist pig.

should i buy a penny longboard (36") or nickel (27") for getting around college campus? i want something small & convenient but i also want the most comfortable ride/most forgiving to beginners.

i dislike sk8r culture and dont want to become one of them, im just looking for transportation
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>>1301011
Get an earthwing if you wanna be cool. My friend says longboards are just the socially acceptable form of running everywhere.
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>>1301011
I had a nickel and they're heavy as fuck for a board that size...can't imagine how much the longboard weighs.

Get an earthwing mini-glider if your campus doesn't have too many hills. They're small enough to be able to maneuver easily, but have a long enough wheelbase so that they aren't sketchy as fuck at anything faster than a slow roll.
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>>1301011
I have both and the 36" rides a lot more forgiving than smaller boards. Definitely get the larger one.
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>>1301294
forgot pic, but something similar to that would be perfect. 17-20" wheelbase is great, the kick makes quick turns easier. Penny boards are gimmicky as fuck, stay away. You aren't gonna be doing anything that will "break the board" so the idea of a plastic deck is just retarded in this situation and every other one out there. Except for board walk riding normies the penny boards are useless.
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>>1301296
>>1301294

maybe i'm a retard too.

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Is it worth trying again?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saG-QQSiG4I
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>>1300452
Higher maintenance costs than diesel prime movers, more complexity, turbine engines don't handle vibration as well as diesels either
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>>1299992
hell no.
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>>1300004
>>1300006
You wouldn’t need batteries. Diesel-electrics don’t and they get by fine.
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This is straight retarded. Upgrading pre-existing rail networks to accept higher speed conventional trains is the way to go, with the occasional high speed line for inter-city routes if the need arises. The high speed lines can get creative with their methods of propulsion, but realistically it'd either be the non autistic standard high speed train system we've seen successfully used in France and Japan or maglevs if you want b fancy.
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>>1301208
My question is whether it's cheaper to modify the infrastructure around the train tracks themselves, or just upgrade some of the engines themselves.

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>planes are statistically safer for you than any other mode of transportation
>when there is software put in that literally crashes the plane and ignores any attempted override by pilots

I'd rather be in 30 consecutive car crashes than be in even one boeing.
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>>1301287
The more complex the machine, the greater the probability something can go wrong with it.

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Toronto transit thread, light rail/streetcar edition
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>>1300464
Ideally yes that is what the upload would entail. However this is also the same government that is trying to cut costs anywhere possible. Will know the updated cost of the SSE next month when it reaches the Executive Committee. The new fleet of trains was pegged at something like $800 Million with the ATC upgrade of Line 2 around $1 Billion plus about $500 Million for the new Yard. How will this be payed for will need to be discussed. There is no SSE, DRL, or Yonge extension without it.
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>Live in Montreal for a few months
>Realize their subways are absolutely god tier
>10$ for an unlimited weekend pass
>Everywhere I went it seemed as if their was a close enough stop, I never had to take any sort of street car or bus transfer
>Every station had an automated fare machine (I think they are just starting to roll those out for the TTC however)
>A lot of the lines were running pic related, clean plastic seats and huge colored coded light bars that make you feel like you are in some sort of cool cyber-punk city
>Move back to Toronto
Just kill me. That subway system makes me want to move back but I'm too autistic for the bilingual francophone vive la quebec bullshit. Pic related is the MPM-10, those green bars shift to red when the doors close and illuminate the hole car. Those lights are absolutely useless but it makes me feel those big cyberpunk feels.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/missisauga-leave-peel-region-crombie-1.5064910?cmp=rss

RIP in peace, Caledon.
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>>1301110
I would assume if Peel does get dissolved Caledon will get merged into Halton. I personally see why Mississauga wants out though I don't necessarily agree with it. I agree with Brown that the better course of action would be to just review how the regions work and streamline them. However when all is said and done anything is better then getting amalgamated. Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton are still feeling the effects of it.
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Boston City, around WW2, ugliest shit ever

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Eternal Bumplimit of the Velo Mind Edition.

The old thread has been terrible for lile three weeks. Resume your circle jerk here.
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>>1301238
Wouldn’t have guessed it from the pic, but the headtube paint and seatpost collar look familiar. I think it would be easier to identify if the picture was from the side instead of the front.
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>>1300937
did you paint the frame yourself? because no offence, but it looks horrible
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>>1301266
Oof. So clever
(You)

>>1301275
The texture was done on purpose. That frame is no more ubfortunately. Everybody in person loved it--only autists on /n/ didn't
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>>1301230
don't be disrespectin' other aluminum alloys, lil' nigga
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>>1301282
what?

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Please help me identify year and model (approximate) of a bike. Still looking for frame number on it. It is a Batavus B, vintage.
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Other pics are too heavy. Might upload some tomorrow
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>>1300982
if it's a Sturmey-Archer hub it will have the date
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more like shitavus

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>African driver burn the bus he was driving with all schoolkids on board to protest too much African refugees died when crossing the Mediterranean Sea
Should background check be imposed for all bus drivers?
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>>1301128
If they're reporting the news at all.
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>Police said the suspect had a criminal record, with convictions for sexual molestation and driving while drunk. He obtained Italian citizenship in 2004.
How the hell does someone like this get a job driving kids around?
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>>1301232
It's illegal to check criminal record of your workers here in Italy.
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>>1301100
>Should background check be imposed for all bus drivers?
>"He reportedly had previous convictions for drink driving and sexual assault"
LMAO
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>>1301232
European bluepilled cuck mentality. It's prevalent all around here, in every fucking country. Not a meme at all.

Why are steel bicycles so aesthetically pleasing?
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>>1300345
Gayest post on the board at the moment
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>>1299381
>current year
>getting KoM on a popular segment without e-assist or a car
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>>1300383
Must suck to be weak as shit and have no friends
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>not getting a steel frame with carbon wheels, seatpost, and fork
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>>1299256
do frames like this handle cyclocross/gravel well? i'm thinking about buying one to drive a bit harsher roads

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Anons, what is the most chad, big dick energy steam locomotive of all time?

Picture: Mallard, fastest recorded steam locomotive, reaching 203 km/h on 3 July 1938
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>>1301233
Im going to say the B-word!
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>>1301233
why are trains so heavy? Like obviously they're not gonna be light but a 20-car Eurostar train weighs 750 tonnes empty. Does it really have to weigh seven hundred and fifty fuckin tonnes?
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>>1301249
By God YES
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>>1301233
The Union Pacific 4-12-2

Does anyone here like Baldwin/Lima-Hamilton diesels? Part 2

Old thread here (not yet 404'd at the time of this threads creation!): >>848145
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>>1298785
Nice, is ANYTHING in this image still standing today?
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>>1298873
Only the former shops seen in the background. The locomotive was quickly scrapped even though a serious, and almost successful, attempt to preserve it was made. Nearby is some neglected rolling stock and a steam engine, seen just above & left of the thumbtack on the image attached. This is also the approx position of the photographer looking to the 4 o'clock direction to get that Baldwin pic.
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Another pic of a different Baldwin taken at Ladysmith, BC. You can follow it's restoration on FB /CP8000/.
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>>1299430
>>1299464
Good stuff, thanks. Seems like logging operators were fond of Baldwins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN-uI-fGOZ0

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A 55 year old German velomobiles was killed in a tragic accident.

https://www.tag24.de/nachrichten/unfall-raetzlingen-landstrasse-liegedreirad-verletzter-toter-polizei-1007138#article

A car tried to overtake two other cars in front of him. Spotted the velomobile in the other lane too late and hit it head on with 100 km/h. The cyclist died on the spot from his injuries
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Reckless actions with a dangerous vehicle are not an accident. Ideal case cager goes to jail


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