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GCN FEATURES RECUMBENTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIsa0L5UNgs
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>dramatic action music as a giant 3 wheeled banana slowly rolls down a road
is this satire?
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bwoot
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>>1381370
Simon is an /n/word
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DUDE SMILE LMAO
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smiles per hour, that's what it all about m8

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There is literally nothing more /comfy/ than cycling at 10kmh in a suburb on a quite sunny day with a slight breeze hitting your face
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>>1381551
Why would I bother bringing a bike to go walking speed?
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>>1381551
>cagers freak out and either stop completely or honk at you for no reason
>people walking their dogs rage at you for no reason
>old boomers fetching their paper rage at you for no reason
>police constantly stop and ask you for ID for no reason
>there's a stop sign every 300 feet
>there's nowhere to actually go
Sounds like hell on earth, I'd rather live in the city (pic related, it's where I went today)
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>>1381551
Based
Great way to stay in shape
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>>1381551
Literally me minus the helmet.
>>1381555
>qt in her front yard smiling at you as you roll by
It makes everything else worth it.

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Early Locomotive Diagram/Technical Drawing Thread
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Is this the most useless form of transportation?

>Tiny hard wheels, feel every single crack.
>Slow as shit.
>Comes to a grinding halt if you contact a pebble.
>Tiny wheelbase, incredibly unstable at speeds over 20mph.
>Maybe 1/10 skaters can actually ollie consistently up curbs
>Has the worst sporting community of all time.

No wonder its been supplanted as the go to action sport by scooters desu. They can do pretty tricks but as a means of transportation they are dogshit.
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>>1381177
>Has the worst sporting community of all time.
i would love to hear your thoughts on the sporting community that exists around skating
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>>1381177
Skateboarding isn't meant for long distance transport you fucking moron. It's meant to doing fucking tricks.

Longboards are used for transport. Personally I prefer a bike but longboards do look pretty cool, especially if you're going downhill. Although possibly pretty dangerous.
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>>1381177
skateboards are for skateboard fucking faggot if you want to transport using a skateboard you have to get a cruiser, longboard, electric board. seriously, how can you be so dumb?
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>>1381177
That's not transportation, that's a >>>/toy/
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>>1381299
Did this stupid son of a bitch actually get stuck because it was a little wet?

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Hey /n/,

Let's have a thread dedicated to the most underappreciated form of aerial transportation. IMO, autogyros can be quieter, cheaper alternatives to helicopters 90% of the time where hovering performance isn't needed.

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autogyro
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>>1379110
it looks like this

dude says he has no idea what it's worth so he'll take offers
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>>1368791
Yeah like a pt cruiser
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>>1379592
Potential deathtrap
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>>1381424
shit

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>ywn experience a Kai-Tak Heart Attack
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>>1380802
>ywn shop at a 7-11 with 747s screeching overhead
feelsbadman
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>>1380887
better than nothing
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>>1380424
aaaaaaaahhhhhhh
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>>1381523
I didn't know that there were side by side PAPIs on 13. I was referring to the PAPI that guided you to the checkerboard hill and then those two PAPIs on the runway.
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>>1381530
Neat, we both leatned someyhing cool.

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what makes quality in technology?
Here are some requirements I noticed that makes a new system more optimal than the old one:

1. better performance
2. better durability
3. easier mainintence
4. lower price of manufacturing

Often new techy bs is only better on point 1. while the rest of requirement are lower, but I do belive many new stuff if of good quality
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>>1381093
>SPDs? Lmao when was the last DH race you watched?

nigga you cray cray almost everyone exept a few knuckleheads are clipped in DH circles and everyone in BMX racing is clipped.

and you obviously dont need a dinner plate eagle casette on a descent.
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>>1381175
What's a 'knucklehead'?
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>>1379939
This, droppers are the best thing since sliced bread.
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>>1380939
What grips are those?
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>>1381404
Some very basic non-brand lock-ons which I cut on the left side to make space for the grip-shift and then tightly wrapped in four layers of cloth ribbon to get to desired girth.

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Is tubeless worth it or is it just a meme?
I had a few really small puncture holes lately and thinking about going tubeless for that.
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>get a puncture with an inner tube
>5 min to change the tube
>cost £5
>get a puncture with a tubeless tyre
>ride over
>need a new tyre + bottle of cum
>30 min fix
>cost £50 plus tip

nice meme
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>>1381311
Once something gets through the tire, it doesn't really matter what the tube is made of. Butyl is simply cheaper than latex. Shame that latex is such a pain in the dick to install otherwise I'd run it on all of my bikes.
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>>1381488
I don't think this is exactly true. My frequency of flats went down dramatically when I switched from Ching Shen to Continental tubes.
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>>1381491
been using Schwalbe and Continental butyl tubes since forever because I'm German and I get flats like once every 2.5k km (my own statistics) which is I also get when I'm running cheap chink tubes.

Gonna continue running Contis though because I get the ones with 60 mm valve length for 50 ct each.
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>>1381485
The puncture seals itself homie is this your first day

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I once flew on delta airlines and everything was going good, all was well until I Had one of their shitty cookies they have on board. (see image)

Like, seriously, these suck. They taste like burned bread.


Moral of the story, ill be flying united next time.
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I love those little cookies with some coffee. They're a perfect little mid-morning snack.
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>>1380376
Taking several times longer to use non-air transport for long-distance travel isn't a luxury that most people want to spend on, kiddo.
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>>1381507
Was actually more damaging to the environment too
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>>1381509
You're gonna have to provide some numbers to back up that claim.
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>>1381509
Who fucking cares? More CO2 - more better.

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Thread 2 boys. Post your fixies and SS here.

Don't call me a fixter edition.
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>>1381153
>To be in a more aero position relative to what? Drops go down farther.
you can probably get stretched out farther almost like with aero bars
>Bullhorns are popular among fixie riders because they offer a lot of control and leverage for sprinting out of the saddle.
getting farther forward with your new bars but with the old stem might be good for leverage too like how track cyclists prefer a steeper seat tube angle and a forward positioned saddle
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I've recently gotten back into biking since I did it last time as a kid. My bike is too small, old and unkempt to ride for long periods of time. I was thinking of getting a single speed since they are cheaper and have less parts to take care of and break. The question is will a 46/16 do fine for stuff like pic related? That's the most climbing my city has over 2km segment. My skills are rusty so I barely even use the gears on my current bike. Mostly jumping between 3 on the back derailleur.
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>>1381360
that ratio might be a bit high since it's uphill for a kinda long distance. as an estimate using the calcs below you'd need to put out over 200 watts to keep a cadence over 60 rpm on a 2.7% grade. the steepest sections would need more power or a slower cadence and speed. it depends on how fit you are if you can sustain it or not. maybe you prefer a higher cadence as well.

https://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence
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>>1381246
You realise that the stem just moves the bars forward, right? It doesn't actually effect habdling in any other way.
You can have a 35mm stem or a 190 mm stem and it won't matter if the bars put you in the same spot.

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>ride carbon
>crash
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>>1380950
>Skip to 2:47 to just see the crash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Zg0JYDUqM
oof
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No-one going to point out that nothing broke he just had his screws loose?
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>>1381317
But then we won’t have a pretext for complaining about bikes that aren’t cheap, skeezy, heavy, and ugly
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>>1380950
Yeah, I forgot to add when riding at 1 to 30 km/h
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>>1381317
It was pointed out earlier in the thread but why observe the facts of the problem when you can ignore them and complain about things you don't like?

Is this a good idea
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>>1370337
sorry to say that but, there is no hope for uk anymore
this country is filled with arrogant lazy and fucked ppl.
they suck at almost everything.
if you want your plan to succed there are 2 ways.
Else you go full capitalist and buy third tier company from abroad.
Else you import imigrant from poland or dark africa to do the job for you and make the infrastructure, (polish ppl might go back, and probably wont steel your stuff)
Then go ask japan or france or china for high speed train, maybe germany as well.
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>>1379687
You know nothing
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Considering that right now HS2 is required as a prerequisite for the Northern Powerhouse Rail plan, what are everyone's proposals to improve rail service in the north should HS2 be cancelled?
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>>1370426
>No Wales, no Cornwall.
Not enough demand. Though HSR might be justifiable to the Bristol/Cardiff area, there just isn't the population beyond that to justify the cost. North Wales will only make sense to go HSR if a tunnel to Dublin is built.
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>>1378687
>something more practical like reopening the Woodhead Line as for express services
Freight, please. Real trains for real men only.

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Would you support a bike voucher program in the amount of $300 for everyone over 65? The purpose would be to lower the cost of patient care in medicare.
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>>1380135
Because I don't think most of them would go for it, and the ones who would will already have a bike to ride. Young people on the other hand might need a leg up.
It's all just talk anyway, programs like this get shouted down as 'socialism' anyway.
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>>1380176
are you even talking about what i suggested
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about twelve years ago in santa cruz, california, the county gave $200 to people who bought approved folding bikes and completed a bicycle safety class.

the goal was to provide a "last mile" aid that would encourage people to ride the bus. most county buses have a two or three bike rack in front of the bus, however folding bikes are allowed inside the bus. I thought it was a nice idea, but I didn't want to spend $800 (minus $200 rebate) on a dahon bike.

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2007/10/16/santa-cruz-offering-folding-bike-rebates#.XWLhnbgfhkg
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>>1380174
t. bad driver
How is what he said a bad thing? If you can't drive well and you don't know the rules of the road, you shouldn't be operating a motor vehicle.
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>>1379805
Monthly public transit allowances for seniors who voluntarily surrender their driver's license is a better idea.

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A bike is a bike and as long as it rides it's good but if you want to do better then post ITT.

If you want recs for used bikes, post your craigslist and height. In a good market, you can get a decent older road/ casual bike for ~$200.
We can help you find something higher quality with more standard parts. It can be hard to tell the difference.
If you buy something, come back and post some pics of it.

If you look at a used bike, check the blades of the fork aren't bent back from the line of the head tube (crash), the frame for hairline cracks, the bearings all spin smoothly with no play, the wheels are straight and have evenly tensioned spokes, the cog teeth aren't badly worn (compare to each other and look for shark toothing), the cables aren't cracked, it brakes and shifts well and check the derailer cage doesn't move much when you wiggle it. Moderate surface rust is ok.
Most things aside from frame damage are just haggling points.
Take cash with you and haggle in person to get the best price.

>new road bike
A good one is around $700+.
Carbon fork. Aluminium frame. Not 'alloy' or 'hiten' fork.
New generation claris or sora is the entry level.
A modern hollowtech shimano or other crank is better than a cheap square taper.

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>>1381103
thanks you for that post. The owner was local so ended up at her house but the frame was really not in good shape (big dent and cracks).

Spot this (pic related). I dont see raleigh bike that often in my area.
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>>1372459
Replace your pads and clean your rims, your brakes should work.
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This year has been so boring in terms of new bikes and colours, and next year doesn't look to be any better. Nothing's come out that triggered my
>I want one!
reflex.
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>>1381495
the UCI stifles innovation imo. but why don't bike manufacturers take some design cues from their triathlon bikes and put them into non-UCI road bikes. basically just need a drop bar. argh.
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i guess they think bikes need to be UCI legal because people who buy $1k+ bikes are roadies and athletes? but i don't see them where i live. normie bikes and gravel bikes are marketed to non-athletes and those aren't cheap either. some people are riding road bikes just for exercise or for transportation. is it a US vs europe thing, since a lot of bike companies are US-centric and they tend to views bikes as more of a sports equipment than a means of transportation.

Why is interior design for boats and watercraft so dogshit?

Look at this. You have these sweeping wooden angles on the dashboard and instead of integrating the controls in with the material in a nice looking way, they’re just dropped into square hole cutouts. It’s fucking ridiculous when watercraft cost so much and their controls and equipment look like backyard DIY jobs.

A Kia from 2001 is better designed than this.
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>>1380184
Try owning the yacht and not being the deckboy
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>>1380144
a boat that costs thousands of dollars, yeah
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>>1380138
Touchscreens aren’t good for maneuvering vehicles. The US Navy had a big study about it after some boats with touch screen oriented navigation crashed. Tactile is much better
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>>1380138
Please no niggers onboard vessel!
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>>1380138
Agreed


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