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Just post pics of train and stuff
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>>1274932
The up steam shop is next terminal over from my home.
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This train is manufactured locally with parts from Bombardier and built using German Bank loan
Just like the HOLEC EMU's they develop a tendency to break down under crush load so they are only used on a line with small passenger numbers
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PRR T1. The Pennsy scrapped this unit, now there's a trust to try and build an operational model

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New Chinese bus driver seat with improved security. [Wuhan]
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>>1276033
i'm pretty sure china has pointy sticks so....try again.
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Buses should automated, with remote and in person backup control.

They drive fixed routes. So they just need to not hit anything on their route and make appropriate stops.
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>>1277354
I have better idea.
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>>1277354
>Remote control
Imagine how many passengers can be killed at once if we place a EM obstruction device onto a trunk road
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>>1277354
I suspect that a person of authority like a bus driver helps keep a certain level of decorum that is necessary when riding Transit. The behavior I see on trains compared to buses is night and day.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Lo0ieyQtQ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RB8od83XSTA
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>>1277323
>The real battle for future land travel is road vs. rail. Free to roam the open road or your whole life predetermined by trains, trams, elevators, escalators and moving walkway tracks. All human movement on earth determined vs. the free will land travel made possible thanks to pneumatic tire vehicles.
BOOMERS
LEAVE
REEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>1277323 #
>Free to roam the open road or your whole life predetermined by trains, trams, elevators, escalators and moving walkway tracks.
>tfw you're so obese you can only feel """"""""free""""""" when you can depend on a motor vehicle
>can't even fathom getting around using your own physical strength by walking or riding a bike
>prolly live in a country where it's impossible to move around if it's not by car
>whole life predetermined by centrally planned highway system
>fenced in by said highways, because goyim are cattle
>forever wageslaving away so you can give your money to Mr Nosebergs dealership just to be able to move around
>some jewish tv program telling you that's """""freedom"""""
>believe it because you are the shabbos goy
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>>1277315
>without being punitive towards car owners.

lel, you aren't even allowed to register a car if you can't provide evidence you own a parking lot or a garage.
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>>1277296
>he thinks hes smart
top kek what a fag
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>>1277315
It’s almost as if the free market chooses against the cage and that cages are only popular because of the massive subsidies given to cagers by the government. Functionally forcing everyone to own a car and spending trillions of dollars to support that lifestyle is the worst form of government intervention and oppression since the British put taxes on tea.

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Virginia Museum of Transportation is in trouble (sort of).

>URGENT Message from our President! “Roanoke City Council will take up an important matter on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd that may adversely affect the VMT. There is a proposal to move the Campbell Court Bus Station to the parking lot directly in front of the Museum. We are asking everyone to come out and support the Museum by opposing this move.” Your support would be greatly appreciated. The meeting will begin at 7PM at the City Council Chamber on the fourth floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, located at 215 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke.”

They probably don't want homeless gathering outside the museum and scaring away visitors, or something.

Live video of Roanoke City Council meeting:
FB.com/RoanokeVa/videos/1067877970085788/

http://www.vmt.org/
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>>1277375
>>1277376
Where the Hell are the people that visit the museum going to park if there's no parking? If there isn't convenient parking, visitation will plummet. Guaranteed.
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The current bus terminal that the new proposed one would replace had 270 911 calls last year, 170 of which involved criminal acts.

Bus terminals are crime magnets.
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>>1277377
Fuck off. Parking minimums like this are horseshit.
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There were many speakers from the public that opposed the location (100% of them in fact), but all of the city council approved it.

Government officials that completely ignore their people need to be tarred and feathered.
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>>1277407
Politicians need to be able to make decisions that defend the common man and not bow to the tyranny of the majority. Imagine if popular vote won the election and Hillary was in the White House right now.

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Birds don't crash Edition

Welcome to the /gag/~

/gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome. Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum.

Previous thread is slowly sinking here: >>1256986
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A footballer likely died after the plane he was flying in went missing over the England Channel.
>Sources have informed Ouest-France that the plane now missing that had Emiliano Sala on board had difficulties in taking off from Nantes airport & had to attempt the procedure 3 or 4 times before successfully ending up in the air
>After a troublesome first flight, he told his friend and ex-teammate Nicolas Pallois, who brought him to the airport for his return flight, that he had concerns about the safety of the flight".

At what point do you stop respecting the pilots for their experience and expertise, and instead question things for the safety of your own life?
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>>1277331
the minute they had to attempt the procedure 3 or 4 times you should have asked to leave the plane.
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>>1277334
Why pilots couldn't take off 3-4 times?
I see no other reasons, beside shitty weather, shitty A/C, or shitty pilot.
In all three cases shit should be aborted...
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>>1277382
exactly. you wouldnt see a table with a crack and say "lets add more weight to it"
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>>1277389
Well, depends, maybe I want to break the table...

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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>all these people fighting over what form of propulsion is less environmentally damaging and I'm just here turning soup and sandwiches into miles
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>>1275020
> using magura hydralic rim brakes on an electric mid-drive bike in 2019

stop my penis can only get so erect
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>>1274990
This is kinda cool, but I'd guess an actual motocross company like KTM would completely eat their lunch once they get serious with electric motors
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>>1275193
literally nobody bar some retards like germany produces their electricity with coal these days
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Anyone have any recommendations for bike conversion kits?

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http://missingmiddlehousing.com/category/the-types/

For people who say "it's ether single family homes or 64 story apartments with 200 sq feet units, I don't want to go into a tin can :(((("
This sight has very good graphics
http://missingmiddlehousing.com/building-types/bungalow-courts/idealized/
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>>1277355
some of the middle like courtyard apartment, multiplex, and live/work caters to people who's personality is more than a manicured lawn.
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What you want is a huge chunk of land with an old farmhouse, not these shitty shoebox apartments or detached houses where you can't get out the way of your retarded neighbours and are constantly at the risk to get bullied by the ownership society etc. etc.
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>>1277369
>Ayn Rand wrote

Opinion discarded.
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>>1277393
Nah I’m trolling.
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>>1277392
Imagine getting bullied and not being the bullier. #PropertyRights #DontStopMyFourplex

old thread
>>1239854
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>>1277193
"Come On" you dumb fuck and learn your times tables.

How many extra good boy tutor stickers did Mongoose poster >>1276417 get
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Cowmethane,,,nota.joke!,
Pic> The Cowfart orchestra.
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onbike,,lasthing,,reachelmet,,,??,,oooooya,itswarm by thefire!,,,,
,,,,cant fast without magichat!,,nomirror and windnoise mean trusthe cage.,
,,trust,,acage,,, naaaaa., lotsof twisting peeking,,swervy.,
,juststick to Slowdirt.
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Post your favorite paint schemes
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>>1276031
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>>1276055
That Shinkansen looks concerned.
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Check out this mod little paint job
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The 86 class really had a great aesthetic going on.
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Can't beat this livery on a Bulleid Pacific

Some of the world’s most prestigious airlines are on tenterhooks as the first flight of an aircraft that could change long-haul travel for decades looms ever closer.

Executives at Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways, among others, will have their eyes cast to the skies this spring when Boeing is expected to fly one of its new 777X planes for the first time.


The 777-9, the first of the X family to be developed, will have the biggest jet engines ever seen, attached to the longest wings of any aircraft ever made by the Seattle-based manufacturer.

The 777X has been said to be the result of the very best of the existing 777 plane, as favoured by the likes of British Airways et al, and the game-changing 787 Dreamliner, which has been praised as one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in history, garnishing plaudits from passengers on BA, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic alike.
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>>1277319
Nope, not even close. Delta is keeping a ton of 737s around and still has unfilled orders for them. They also have not announced an end of service date for their newer 763ERs, 717s, 764ERs, or 772ER/LRs.
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>>1277321
Also their 757s.
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>>1277321
IIRC, they also havent announced an end of service date for their MD-80s.
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>>1277378
But they have explicitly said that A321s and 739s are replacing them. Not the case with the others mentioned.
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Wonder what Delta's fleet would look like if the mergers hadn't happened. Think they would have had Airbus ac by now?

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>project designed and engineered by the Japanese Central Railway
>initial top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h for the commies)
>engineered for 205 mph (330 km/h)
>AVERAGE speed of 179 mph (288 km/h) even factoring in station stops
>82 minute trip time between Dallas and Houston
>will be fastest HSR line in the world in revenue service (even before 205 mph running is authorized)
>projected to cost $15B-$18B
>private company is paying for it
This is the only true HSR project in America that gets me excited. How can one company get everything so right when everyone else here screws up even the most basic of projects?
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HSR is so comfy.
I live in Italy and I would rather take HSR than have to go through the pain in the ass that is air travel.
Just take the metro to the station, get there 10 minutes before the train leaves, board the train and just sit down with my laptop being able to work, watch a movie, and relax without having my knees jammed into the seat in front of me or having to waste an hour walking around the airport and going through security checks.
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>>1277192
HSR is great so long as it doesn't come at the cost of totally letting your conventional trains get dilapidated and shitty. Also at the cost of losing uber-comfy overnight trains.
t. live in Spain :(
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>>1277194

>letting your conventional trains get dilapidated and shitty

laughs in american
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>>1277107
>They're not close to having a final plan in place.
Read through hundreds of pages of DEIS documents and tell me that bald-faced lie with a straight face.
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>>1277391
>he thinks "hundreds of pages" is anything more than preliminary reports
Sad!

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This is basically a thread where people can post pictures of a train that they usually get/one that runs regularly in their area, and others can rate their design based on their picture. I'll start:

>northern Irish railways
>CAF Class 4000
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My car's engine nuked itself so it's back to public transport but I'm so glad that now we have these on almost every line. Quiet, problem free and spacious. Based Swiss engineers.

Finland has a habit of buying shitty French, Italian or Spanish rolling stock that doesn't work in the winter. Like they learned with the shitty Bombardier trams saving a little isn't worth it in the long run. Then they replace them with stuff that actually works, usually from countries that do have a winter of sorts. The tram problem was solved by producing the tram locally. Skoda liked them so much they bought the company and now they're going to be used in Germany and Czech Republic as well.

The trains were cheaper, Switzerland has snow.
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Same old stuff.
It’s either Amtrak OR its CN
And in a while, you will see CSX, NS, and UP
No BNSF or KCS.
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Bombardier Class 222 Meridian. They operate on the Midland Main Line in the UK.
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>>1276864
>hood unit pulling passenger

Pretty normal view in Eastern Europe, Turkey and wherever else they use them.
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>>1277384

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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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>>1277289
>it's a "mixte"
it wouldn't be a mixte in a traditional sense as that would require the toptube to touch the rear axle. I do see why it's a mixte in that it has the double top tube. It's an uncommon frame design none the less.
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>>1277309
>Why exactly shitty?
cottered cranks by their very nature are shit. cut off the cotter pin and throw the whole thing out. from the looks of it, the bearings are likely all rusted and shot anyway.
figure out how the bottom bracket shell is threaded, scrape off the rust with a wire brush, grease the threads, put a sealed BB in there and attach a real crank to it. the BB should be pretty cheap and the crank will depend on how much you want to spend.

use the links in the OP, they're good.

your frame-of-reference for lightness is not in the same ballpark as /n/. Walmart bikes don't factor in whatsoever.
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>>1277357
>the bearings are likely all rusted and shot anyway.
I will check. But it spins without any effort.
I think I will leave it now "as is".
>figure out how the bottom bracket shell is threaded, scrape off the rust with a wire brush, grease the threads, put a sealed BB in there and attach a real crank to it.
So, I should remove stock stuff, install new axis (with square ends?), sealed bearings?
Which special tools I will need?
>use the links in the OP, they're good.
OK, I'll check.
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>>1277364
btw, should I do something with steering bearings? Clean and grease, or replace it with something newer?
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>>1277371
it's called a headset.
read Sheldon's page on them to see if yours needs service

Ok so lets get this out of the way: I know Im retarded.
Now.
Is it possible to cheaply and without huge effort to turn a 90s MTB into a fattish tire electric bike for drving on the beach?
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>>1276603
Yes, this is apparently a cheap option.

However you will have somewhat decreased power density due to the condition of the cells, so will need a larger batt for the same power.

You'll also have to cycle each cell individually and match together similar cells, and throw out bad ones.

Also the skills and know-how to build a battery will be necessary. You don't want to fuck it up.
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>>1277317
I rebuilt a lawnmower engine just by watching some youtube vids with my uncles tool kit.
This does not look much harder.
I have access to a soldering iron , multi meters and even a silly scope.
Will have to buy or make a spot welder though.
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>>1277347
Building a battery pack isn't the challenge really. It's designing a battery management and charging that won't cause a house fire or explode the cells, especially when using cells of different capacities, ages, and slightly off voltages.
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>>1277351
Not him, but I assume that's not a big challenge either, you just have to go by the weakest link in the chain.
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>>1277351
Dont they sell chargers that have all that stuff in them already?

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... or /1xg/ -> one by general. Share your stories about converting to the one and only, divine approach to drivetrain.

You can now get pic related for 40 freedoms. What is your excuse?
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>>1277343
>what is remarkable about that?
It gives you a wide range of gears, close steps and a straighter chainline.
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>>1277360

1x btfo
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>>1277361
1x has its time and place, but if someone needs a 52t cog as pictured in the OP, I believe that person has fucked up.
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>>1277366
This. With a 32t front chainring what kind of dumb ratio is that?
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>>1277274
nobody fucking cares
ride whatever the fuck you want and stfu


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