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How retarded would it be to put floats on this thing? The engine is high up like many seaplanes which seems like a good start.
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I hate this meme plane
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just put a ski on it and taxi to land
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Why do women pretend to enjoy cycling?

Has anyone ACTUALLY seen a Liv being ridden, or do they only exist so that married men can buy their wives something to never ride?
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Did someone say Chibi?
I don't think women actually exist online.
Women have disproportionately long torso to hold baby. Top tube myst be longer relative to overall size.

A woman also benefits from 650 wheels.
>Be me, a manlet
>Still 700c

Why don't they git gud?
How sheltered are you, OP, that you've never seen a woman on a bicycle? I see them every single day I ride. Is this bait? Or are you a shut-in?

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Alright frie/n/ds, it's due time for a pure steam thread, so here is Steam Locomotive General. Lets get any and all countries involved, be it big, small or obscure. Starting out with P U R E A E S T H E T I C , a JNR C62.
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Yep, literally the prototype Awdry used for Toby
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Have a pic of the static display loco in the city I go to college in, guys
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Oh wow I thought the P2 was Britain's only Mikados. Didn't know about the P1s!
Easily my favorite British Pacific's. I don't know if it holds any basis in reality but those LMS Pacific's look much more powerful then other British 4-6-2
Ahhh Garrett's, I do wish one American railroad would have at least experimented with a Garrett type Articulated. That also would have been nice to see a British Mallet/Simple Compound Articulated. Wonder why neither of those never happened.
9Fs are good looking locomotives!
So even during WW2, there wasnt really a need for large articulated locomotives to pull longer and heavier trains? Could the British Loading gauge and fuel logistics just not handle that? Were Garrett's used for banking mostly?

Since we're on the topic of Garrett's, Here is NSWR #6029. Kinda like Australia's "Big Boy"
Probably a Heavy yard switcher. Dont know of any American Railroad that would use an 0-8-0 for anything other then Shunting
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Anyone know any good reading on Australian Standard gauge steam? This shit is really hard to find info and even pictures of.

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How would you, on a bicycle, cross from the red location to the first road on the top half of the picture? Note that traffic is quite heavy.
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Sorry I did not give enough information, but that area in the middle is (currently) full of grass and there are curb-tall concrete structures on its rim.
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Bunnyhop over them on your mtb.
This. Just think of this as two separate instances where you're crossing a busy one-way street.
Would you ride your bike across or walk it over before mounting it on the other side?

Would you buy a bike from a LBS with a "no test ride" policy?

On the one hand it's fair that they don't want people to just try shit and then order it online for cheaper.

On the other hand, since they have eliminated the reason for me to go to the LBS, why shouldn't I just order it online for cheaper?

>maybe they will fix your flats

But I can already do that, why would I go to the LBS for something so stupid?
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See >>1335971
Your stupid rhetoric is inaccurate and useless. Now you’re going to stay fixated on your misunderstanding of me saying a Venge isn’t a CAAD as claiming Cannondale is obscure. What’s the point
The complaint was that more obscure brands are difficult to find information on. Saying "durr you can find lots of info on these extremely popular mass-production models from Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, and Giant" is just restating the problem I was complaining about in a more argumentative way.
>What's the point
Evidently, for you, the point is to say "durr lmgtfy dum-dum, no U"
Man you are insufferable
>internet won't fix your bike
lmao bitch i've fixed more complicated things than a rear derailleur after watching a youtube video
I hate this shit. I had to buy my masi before I could even stand over the top tube. No other dealer in town.

Will the world ever see hybrid or electric planes for commercial passenger use?
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Interesting, thanks.
I remember reading something saying that airlines were interested in an electric plane for shorter trips.
Especially if high-speed rail comes around and starts giving faster trip times for those shorter trips, airlines will need to rethink how they do regional flights.
An RJ with an electrically-driven auxiliary prop-fan would be a boon for shorter flights in which a significant portion of the fuel burn is expended on the climb to altitude
Maybe for regional planes but other than that IDK
Electricity costs aren't a huge amount cheaper than jet-a even with engine losses, around half price is reasonable.
Or just do a turboprop.

Are trams the missing middle in American transportation?
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I went to an e-Sports major at the Porte de Versailles last August. It's a neat place, rather quiet for a part of Paris.
So, pre-Metro? Or in other words, LRT system with separate RoW?
It can be pretty much anything if the demand on the line it serves calls for it. It can be used as a metro, as a tram as an interurban. There are also some experiments with using it for shipping and cargo transport.
No, light rails are. Trams are quaint but woefully outmoded in our great nation.
>"tram" isn't synonymous with "light rail"

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The Japanese diesel train has little population, and the daily service number can watch the neighborhood such as few mountains and rivers or seas only in a running country area. The diesel train disappears surely. But, on the other hand,JR Kyushu Railway completes the hybrid-type world latest new diesel train, and is new, working is seen.

With the thing of "Moka railroad" running in Tochigi located the north of Tokyo, a watermelon color is characteristic, and the vehicle of the photograph is popular among railroad fans.


Great footage, thanks.
Nice post, looks like a great train.

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Comfy ride edition

Old thread >>1320833
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comfy 50km through the autumn fields to a close small rural village. a crazy millionaire built this pseudo gothic chapel in honour of her dead wife in the middle of nothing.
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>tfw no bike riding gf
get her a throttle ebike and she can keep up with you and whip you into new PB's
>out for my daily ride
>see a group of 3 crossing the intersection
>they wave to me as if to join them but I'm stopped at the light
>eventually catch up to them when they get stopped at a light (going straight), I'm turining
>they're obviously looking for me
>avoid letting them see me looking at them and turn off on the street

I'm sorry guys, I wasn't trying to be an asshole but I'm really really bad with people and there's no wya I'm even close to fit enough for a group ride. Ontop of that I've never ridden with anyone but myself in my few years of biking.

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Pictured is a Convair 990 Coronado, a lengthened version of the Convair 880, first introduced in 1961 to compete with the Boeing 707 and McDonnell Douglass DC-8. This Convair series was known for being the fastest commercial jetliner, achieving speeds of 615mph, but never saw widespread commercial adoption and only 37 990s were produced. None remain airworthy today.
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>This guy likes to slurp spooge from a wrung out sponge
I'd liken it more to a red rocket enthusiast, fellow>>1332761
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I miss the one they had just before that one a little more
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I wish United would ditch that stolen Continental livery and go back to the one they had before.
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say what you will about either company but united had the objectively better livery when they merged.

Golden Hours Edition

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>eventually become a pilot (which is my end goal)
are we the same but just you are just older than me?
the deck may be full of shit and you may hear punjabi music. Im just makin a guess
Never sailed myself but have friends that did
Depends from what region / clan they are
Some are above others so they consider themselves superior so they are cleaner, and act more civilized
But in most cases, they stink Co of curry. Expect to eat curry with everything, most of my friends complained about hygiene and overall cleanliness and shit food. Regarding seamanship and work stick hit and miss like with every crew. If they are from drifting clans expect a lot of discrimination among themselves. Could affected you if you are management lvl and need to tamper them down.
Anyway do yourself a favor and spend an hour on forums about this matter. Try to get a quick rundown on their customs and what are so no go areas with them
They do reverse head gestures for yes and no
Up and down = no
Sideways = yes
This I know from my brother who worked with them
Work stick= work etiquette *
Drifting clans= different clans

Fucking auto correct

After my first voyages this was my plan also. But with time I found out that everybody has same goal so there are hundreds of contenders annually for very few vacancies witch are moat prob already filled coz of nepotism,
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/mg/ newfig here, I guess this is a common line of questioning, but would you say going into shipping was a good career choice? How long have you been working?

I have had a comfy and well paid career in IT straight out of school for quite a few years now, but it's honestly too monotone and boring with the same office and same people every single day year in year out - so I'm kind of thinking about switching paths in life completely while I'm still young(27) and while I haven't done much sailing I do like doing hard physical labor and most of all seeing new parts of the world, if only for short shore leaves.

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How to fix the New York Subways
>Add a ring line
>reduce stations by half--currently some lines have stations every two blocks, that's too many stops
>remove redundant lines like the F or the 1--riders can just walk a few blocks to parallel lines
>add trolley-service to complement the subways
>expand stations and strictly enforce tickets
>fare based on travel length
Your welcome
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There's already highways connecting Long Island to the mainland via Manhattan,those others are redundant I take it.
The tunnels connecting manhattan to NJ are only effective for traveling south or west. The George Washington Bridge too, but if you’re coming from Long Island you’ll probably go trough the Bronx to get there. Those highways connecting Long Island and the Bronx enable travel further north, not just for people coming and going from Long Island to elsewhere but also people upstate getting to the NY airports
>Those highways connecting Long Island and the Bronx enable travel further north
So people DO want to travel north from Long Island, not just to Manhattan. Thanks for proving the point that the line proposed by anon makes perfect sense.
>expand stations or reduce stations?
Expand station size, reduce station numbers.

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

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If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, ask in >>>/n/bbg
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It's worth completely restoring it short of repainting and it won't cost you much if you do it yourself

sheldonbrown and parktools
read up on the Sheldon Brown website. lots of info to browse, including repairs.
parktool.com has great repair instructions with videos, which are all on youtube.

yeah, level that saddle. you may need to raise the seat post, read the sheldon article on saddles, and just how to fit generally.
never seen that make before, which makes me think it may be an old boutique brand. it looks more high-quality than a department store BSO, but it could be that, too. pic makes it hard to tell. we'd need a better pic from the drive side to check the components
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I figure this is the best place to ask and i didn't want to pollute such a comfy board with more single-question threads, but I'm looking for recommendations/help in planning a cycling trip in Quebec, Canada. My friend and I want to take visit some breweries, camping along the way. Has anybody here done a similar trip in this area, or have some suggestions?

We would be going for 4-5 days and could probably do 60-70km per day. I've got lightweight shit for camping and I've done a bunch of long canoe trips before, but never bike camping.
Posting bike pic for visibility - its the old bike ive had since highschool.
$400 if you're lucky.
I used to haggle at Hastings all the time

Just got a really cheap Grampian 26 sailboat. No mast and no motor. Where can I find the right mast and what motor would be good for her?
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you guys are TRASH
pretty sure the guy on /o/ who bought a burned-out Lamborghini husk and has been trying to turn it into a Fiero for several months has got a better chance of making a functioning vehicle than OP
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is he still around, I remember the first couple threads, /o/ is or was a shit board so I don't go there a lot even though it's my main interest aside from /a/

>tfw someone once tried to sell me a cheap boat while I was borderline broke

Mooring costs as much as a 2bed flat in zone 2 and that's before you even factor in the costs associated with acquiring and maintaining a boat. Canal Trust spots you're not allowed to moor for more than a few days.

Outside of London?
Go nuts lol. Although up near Birmingham can be expensive too as its a popular 'tourist' circuit
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I bought a kayak, fit my budget.
One day I hope to get a pedal kayak.

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Name a better aircraft manufacturer.
>you can't
My 141 is set to receive 4 SR-20s here in October. I can't wait to get in one and see what they are all about.
>not spin certified
They're pretty planes but why are they piloted by literal retards.
But diamonds are cheaper
Unironically the subject of my graduate thesis:
>Cirrus aircraft are generally bought by first time pilots that Cirrus then teaches to fly, consequently you have low hour pilots flying very slick, high performance aircraft.
>The excellent avionics and weather awareness systems encourage flying in risky weather.
>Parachute lends sense of invulnerability
>High price of Cirrus self-selects for high-confidence personalities with large egos that may be unreceptive to safety training.

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