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What's the deal with Scott? I'm looking at their road bikes specifically the Addict RC, on paper they seem pretty good, rebranded DT Swiss wheels, decently light for the money. But I can't get over the awful company name and the even more awful model names. "Scott" sounds like the new guy at work who is perfectly nice but has a punchable face. And "Addict"? It sounds like a name you'd come up with to market an energy drink to edgy tweens.

Also get a load of this marketing drivel:
>When climbing roads that make you want to quit, having a lightweight bike with you is a sure fire way to keep the motivation high.

Like, really dude? I need a bike to motivate me to ride a bike? Is this the kind of casual who buys Scott?

Overall it seems like they're working overtime to make me NOT want to buy one, despite objectively seeming decent. Am I just being a shallow marketing victim? How has this company survived for 50+ years with such a horrible branding strategy?
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>>1338044
I assume the name dates from when they had horrible 90s names like the "Endorphin" MTB but they apparently dropped that name for MTB, I don't know why they can't figure out how to rebrand their real bikes.
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bump
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>>1336615
>not posting an image
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>>1350000
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>>1336379

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Are dutch bicycles a meme?
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they're stable as heck so easy to transport groceries and girlfriends or drunk driving home at night
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>>1347858
>Mountain bike has lots of small steel parts
Where?
Everything that I can touch on mine is either alloy or plastic
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>>1347145
>suspension
Nah
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>>1344711

Dutch people ride shitty bikes because bike theft is off the charts. Shitty bikes still get stolen though. Why don't they just gang up on the bike thieves, and throw them in the canals?
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>>1349946
>he cares about efficiency when commuting

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Go ahead and ask me anything.
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>>1350089
Carbon wasnt as available back then so never got a chance to work with it much. However one of the brands I managed did have a carbon bar. Those fuckers were strong as fuck compared to the Al offerings at the time. I think only 1 came back in the time I was there and it was due to a crash. I replaced it anyways cause why the fuck not.
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>>1350094
Bike shops were the proxy for all service or warranty. We were actually discouraged from dealing with retail customers directly but I often turned a blind eye cause shipping's a bitch and we all want our rides going again before the weekend comes. Most were cool and would drop beer, weed, pizza, donuts, etc in return for direct service. I always appreciated that.
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>>1350099
I should ad that even tho shops proxied all claims they usually just passed them all into me to figure out. I was a busy guy.
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what company was the biggest dick to deal with? I heard that campy usa was particularly bad. here's more cot action
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>>1350108
never worked with campy usa so can't anything about them. all vendors were super chill and happy to deal with. most grief came from other departments within the company. sales guy would bust balls cause warranty affects sales, shipping guy would be grumpy cause everyone wants their shit back quick, service dept was bitchy cause quick turnarounds, boss was bitchy cause warranty isn't profitable. warranty guys are legit bottom tier plebs in the industry. least paid too. be nice to them.

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big boi
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>>1346474
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Just get an armchair bike already.
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>>1346474
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>>1347579

those fenders aren't going to do shit and those tires are going to flat a lot
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you could probably get 50% more running time by running a smaller and lighter wheel/tire combo.

Do you like suspension seatposts?
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>>1346565
Inconsistent saddle to pedal distance produces inconsistent power output and pedal cadence. It's fine for cruising around but if you're serious about throwing down power, it hurts more than it helps.
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>>1346569
>implying
Don't flatter yourself. If you're putting down that much power you're putting minimal if any weight on the seatpost.
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>>1341011
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>>1341011
>>1350025
and if it was a good thread it would have already been bumped instead of falling to page 10. threads that are killed deserve to be killed.
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>>1347795
imagine the smell after a week's riding

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Holly cow!
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>>1347250

Why would you fire a man for crashing his plane?
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>>1347202
MULTI TRACK DRIFTING
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>>1347563
It was part of his plan
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>>1347202
Skipped the "How to land" part of flight school.
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>>1347202

wooden crossties, why ever?
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>>1350001
It's nannying shit like that that kept me from hiring on. I see all the posts of days gone by, and then see shit like this happen with managers hiding out in the grass trying to spring and catch you fucking up when you aren't.
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>>1350001
>4 to 6 hours
>Piss testing
Man, you guys are ridiculous. Write a statement, rerail it, get back to work, and the tapes are getting pulled later. That's how it goes here. There is no sense in losing your head and shutting down a yard over this shit.

I already said it at work today, but railroads are becoming more like daycare centers than titans of industry.
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>>1350003
Last year they were using drones to spy on crews in the yards.
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>>1350005
I've had 2 derails as part of a remote switch crew. Both times it was track or car at fault. Second time the service unit superintendent was there, and he cleared me and foreman. Then he spent 2 hours fighting with MoW over what he though was wrong with switches in the yard.
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>>1350006
Lol what a fucking waste of company resources.

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west coast to east
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my friend wants to travel along the hwy40 through the mojave right now with forecast of 100deg ... hmmmmm .. how much hotter is the train gonna get in 100deg?n if it stopped moving i imagine the thing would start to boil or something
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>>1349611
Will you bring a scanner to monitor the crew communications?
What food are you bringing?
Sleeping bags?
Will you record it and post on YouTube?
Pic not related but never relax
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>>1349813
Keep in mind everything is steel so scorching hot. Very unlikely you'll ride in anything with a cover or shade.
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>>1349813
Carry a lot of water

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Scooter > foldable bike.
Discuss.
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>>1349819
God doesn't exist
>>1349823
Yep. Fuck cities.
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Scooters are gay, but foldable bikes are peak gay
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Multimodal go with scooter
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>>1349897
If scooter had more powah, I wouldn't even use metro at all.
This piece of shit replaced a bus, a bicycle, a trolley bag...

Will niggers from US ship me a stolen Ninebot motor to shithole for cheap?

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Is anyone else here into market urbanism?

I've always thought of sustainable development as just a wiser investment than sprawl, and a smarter use of resources (public and private). I also see gentrification as not a terrible thing and America could use it to an extent, especially in our 2nd-tier and midsize cities.
Sprawl was the result of massive government intervention in land-use and in a less-regulated environment we'd wind up with more European city layouts (smaller streets, wiser use of space, diversity of uses in neighborhoods, less parking lots).

*I know this isn't strictly tranport-related but there is no board in the universe for urban development stuff.
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>>1349876
This board has an urban planning general, fren. Better to ask there than to make your own thread.

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Do you think rowhouses will make a resurgence in America?

There's been this huge increase in multifamily and stuff downtown, but I'm interested in that 'transitional' development between suburbs and apartments. Or just between city neighborhoods.

I think it'll 'link' a lot of neighborhoods and attract different segments to the city.
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>>1348149
Not if they stay empty, then its just an eyesore chinese investment
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>>1348166
Good thing they’re not empty.
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>>1348168
Many of them are, or at least nowhere near full, and the big problem is that they're destroying more affordable housing to build them and pushing up the prices on everything around them. The issue isn't urbanization or that they're building towers, it's that the towers they're building are composed exclusively of multimillion dollar condos and $4k+ a month high-end apartments and it's causing an ever-increasing surplus of upper-class housing and a worse and worse shortage of middle and working class housing. What we need is more of the latter in those urbanized areas, but nobody wants to build them because they're not as profitable, especially in the short term.

What's actually happening with all of this is that it's becoming less and less possible for lower- and middle-income people to live close to their places of employment, and that's an absolutely massive problem in a city that's already notorious for its traffic and poor transit infrastructure. The effects just stack on, too - skyrocketing rents are one obvious example, but there are many others, for example increased fuel and car maintenance costs for people whose commutes just keep getting longer, medical issues from more stress and less sleep because of those commutes, higher insurance costs and higher risks of being a crime victim because of being forced to move into worse areas, kids being forced into ghetto schools because of the same, etc.

It's hard to know what to do, other than passing laws that force (and/or subsidize) developers to build more affordable housing downtown and in similar areas, but that's never going to happen because there's way too much money behind opposition to any law like that. You'd think that maybe improving mass transit might work, but that isn't having much luck either, because developers are well-aware of that option too and are putting up high-end housing around every transit stop that isn't in a completely ghetto area too.
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Hopefully not, we need less urbanization, not more
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>>1348290
There was recently a study out showing that constructing new apartments in our big cities helps lower rents. Yes, new construction is expensive so it's almost always for luxury housing and I wish there was some kind of scheme to make new construction cheaper as well.

With Trump's tariffs, new construction is even more expensive.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17035577

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Other PYBT was started by a dickhead and sucks.
Shitpost in this one.
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>>1350028
Ffs forgot pic
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>>1350029
Looking forward to seeing you zipping past freds on this
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>>1344785
>>1345283
>>1346058
Looks like one of these https://stemcaptain.com/
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>>1347319
yes, but ist just a singlespeed, with a converted casette hub. I'm not a fixie hippie
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>>1343318
Dear GOD/GODS and/or anyone else who can HELP ME (e.g. MEMBERS OF SUPER-INTELLIGENT ALIEN CIVILIZATIONS):

The next time I wake up, please change my physical form to that of FINN MCMILLAN of SOUTH NEW BRIGHTON at 8 YEARS OLD and keep it that way FOREVER.

I am so sick of this chubby Asian man body!

Thank you!

- CHAUL JHIN KIM (a.k.a. A DESPERATE SOUL)

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>4700nm (8700km) range
>2023 EIS
>101t MTOW (LR = 97t)

BOEING IN SHAMBLES
>b-but muh NMA 2025 EIS !!!
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>>1349594
The 737 is still in existence because customers demanded they didn't lose their type ratings. When Boeing actually designs new aircraft they are decades ahead of their Aircope counterparts.
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>>1349598
and now the A320 has completely eclipsed everything Boeing is selling and Boeing hasnt put out a successful new design since the 747.

american brain drain is real, and it wont be long before the company is bought out by china.
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>>1349609
I would say this is bait but it Euro's really are this dumb
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>>1349618
keep coping cleatus, america will collapse within five years.
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>>1349561
>>1349546
>being this much of a bing bong fanboy

Post your British trains (preferably AC powered Locomotives and EMUs), but diesel is acceptable.
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>>1351221
No, I get your point, and I feel unhappy about it as well, but we're not the only ones to have that happen to us, and it's not subject to be that way for eternity, because every franchise in this country has been outbought at some point.
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>>1351221 So what do you feel about National Express owning German rail franchises and the UK receiving German taxpayer money?
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>>1352028
If they don't have a problem, go for it.
If they turned around and said that they no longer wanted us and wanted to take things on themselves, more power to them.
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>>1352028
>>1352044
Also, it's hardly a fair comparison in the first place when one is owned entirely by a government and the other is a public company.
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>>1318820
Dear GOD/GODS and/or anyone else who can HELP ME (e.g. MEMBERS OF SUPER-INTELLIGENT ALIEN CIVILIZATIONS):

The next time I wake up, please change my physical form to that of FINN MCMILLAN of SOUTH NEW BRIGHTON at 8 YEARS OLD and keep it that way FOREVER.

I am so sick of this chubby Asian man body!

Thank you!

- CHAUL JHIN KIM (a.k.a. A DESPERATE SOUL)

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Why are American men often so fixated on trucks as a symbol of their masculinity? The bike is infinitely more masculine; you literally propel yourself through your own raw physical power, instead of passively sitting in a cage cultivating a beer gut as your travel to your destination without breaking a sweat. I can't think of anything more emasculating than relying on a machine to carry out a task as basic as locomotion.
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>>1349144
lighten up anon
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>>1349144
>[no]
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90s steel mtb on slicks for most trips
2000's 27mpg mt truck for long trips, hauling stuff, or carpooling a trip with a friend or two

and a bunch of bmx bikes
i haul a lot of crap into the skatepark
i haul a bunch of other random shit too, its fun to collect garbage
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>>1344113
Bought a used truck hard cash for less than a down payment on a new one. It's a v6 so it gets better mileage than alot of big v8 rigs. On top of that I still have a truck and you're still upset. If this is what it is to be American then round up another shot of that red white and blue becaues I'll be takign the next shot mainline.
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>>1344111
have you ever driven one? Europoor here who rented a RAM 1500 for a few weeks in the South: the comfiness is fucking unbelievable.
So.
Fucking.
Comfy.
I actually looked forward to chillin in it cruising down a highway.


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