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Talk me out of buying this BMX
The seller is in my town and it's very cheap, 110$
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get a 26in cruiser bmx if youre a boomer that cant do tricks. They feel alike but its not like you will do any hard tricks on one.
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>>1317103
or just learn tricks
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BMX thread is that way
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Why "Transportation" is in Japanese culture section?
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>>1317437
>tfw no jungle bunny gf with top taste in waifus
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>>1317681
>Was there a reason
>trusting the sneaky japanese devils
oh no no no no no
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>>1317778
>I came in the building
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Fucking Easter holidays...

>>1315600
"JR" doesn't stand for Japanese railways.
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>>1317383
>post WWII japan was not allowed to use aircraft
>so, aided by their population density and small country, they made a great rail system instead.
Please read up on the rail-air competition before Tokaido Shinkansen opens.

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I just want to be Geoff's friend in a Least Used Stations video, is that too much to ask?
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>>1315066
its just so cringy when you all keep pasting that "weaponized autism" reddit meme.
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All the stations is such a good concept but the way they go about it is rather cringey and disappointing
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>>1315176

We are still waiting
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>>1315354
You wanna try something better?

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America is much more known for widespread use of diesel locomotives than Europe, but they had a handful of interesting designs of juicers. For a Eurofag like me these look very, very weird. Let's take the Little Joe for example - has 6 traction motors mounted on powered axles which are located in a rigid frame, with pilot trucks on both ends. For comparison - a typical European freight locomotive of that time had two 3-axle bogies with traction motors on them, placed underneath the locomotive's body.

On top of that, US passenger electrics had steam generators for heating well up to mid-seventies while HEP facilities were industry standard in European locomotives (even some freight ones) right after WW2.

Would some US train nerd explain this to me, please?
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>>1315776
Were there ever concrete plans to electrify the Broadway out to Pittsburgh?
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>>1310904
Don't stroke American exceptionalism, by this point it's only servicing. Leave them in their bubble :1
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>>1315783
There were definitely some consideration in the 1910's as the PRR was suffering from lack of power thanks to heavier rolling stock and longer trains. They even built a retard strength electric motor though just for the purpose of conquering an electrified Alleghenies in 1917. It was simply too powerful among other things. At the same time, the K4, the Decopods and later the M1 were coming on the scene and the PRR found the power it needed. I think the nationalization during WW1 killed any further considerations.

I've seen people claim online that the PRR was considering electrification to Pittsburgh as a continuation of it's NE corridor and Keystone corridor projects, but WWII and dieselization stopped it. However I doubt the PRR was even considering it at that point.
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>>1315812
The PRR FF-1
>Maximum speed 20.6 mph (33.2 km/h)
>Power output 4,600 hp
>Tractive effort Continuous: 87,200 lbf
>intended use as an Allegheny climber never realized and its power too much for the rolling stock in service at the time
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>>1315812
>>1315851
Shame the FF1s never saw their true purpose.

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last thread: >>1312676

/n/ Discord: https://discord.gg/z5pdNh2

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
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>>1317443
The 60km would only be an occasional weekend ride to visit friends, not a daily commute so I guess either hybrid or adventure bike would work
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>>1317371
Sometimes they can. Many modern CX bikes can't really fit too much wider, unlike your gravel/monstercross type of thing that might be able to fit 2" or wider.
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>>1317567
Oh, yeah, then either is fine. Is it 60km one way or round trip, and would you be doing both directions the same day?
Hybrids are good for cruising around the city, etc if you want versatility and a fairly upright position. Gravel/cx/'adventure' bikes are nicer if you want something that's a bit faster.
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>>1317222
For long periods no, you'd be on the tops and hoods part of the time.
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>MFW I just used my X-T2 and smartphone to get my seatpost height right and check my heel

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Do trans-oceanic passenger ships exist anymore, or have they gone away entirely? Is there any chance of them returning? They seem like a peak comfiness mode of transport.
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Queen Mary 2 is out there and will be for decades to come.

There is still a niche market for these with retirees and people relocating between Europe and North America. There are no luggage requirements except for a "soft" 30kg limit on individual bags. But other than that as long as you can fit it in your state room you can bring it. And there's the thing where you can bring your dog and not have to worry about it being killed by airline incompetence. I have heard that though animals are supposed to stay in the kennel on board crew will look the other way if you make sure to keep tidy and bribe the staff (cabin attendants mostly).

And really, its a fine deal. You can get balcony staterooms for $1600pp. Food is included (though people usually pay extra for stuff). In comparison an economy class ticket British Airways charges $1300 (!!!!!!!!) one-way JFK to LHR. If you're old and time is no real object to me its a way better deal than that, no luggage headaches or anything. Its stately and probably fun for at least a couple nights.

The market is overall well enough served with one of these ships doing these crossings but I imagine when the Queen Mary 2 is ready to be retired there will be a new liner ready to take her place. Its still a product that has a place in this world.
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>>1315886
>In comparison an economy class ticket British Airways charges $1300 (!!!!!!!!) one-way JFK to LHR

Maybe on BA but other airlines charge around half that or less one way--and round trip you can fly that for under $400 (before fees) and just not use the return trip

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PCC thread reach the image limit so started a new one

Montreal -- built with no headlights
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trying to find ones that I have not already posted.
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thing are just a bit confusing
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Have any of the Democratic presidential candidates stated clear support for high-speed rail and increased transit?
Elizabeth Warren has voiced support for land-use reform (which, let's face it, is most important), but afaik she's the only one.
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>>1317547
That line doesn't even go near Montana.
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>>1315501
>straight line through the rocky mountains
>straight lines through national and state parks
>not connecting midmajor cities like wichita, lubbock, or even the state capitals
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>>1317569
>country size has anything to do with urban areas
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>>1315628
>be me
>Want to fly from denver to chicago
>flights cost $77
>train cost $130
i wonder why intercontinental train travel in america is dying
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>>1317674
>>straight line through the rocky mountains
>>straight lines through national and state parks
It's essentially a tube map for every line except California. Don't get hung about on something so trivial.

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Toronto transit thread, light rail/streetcar edition
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>>1316933
Yeah that does explain why Montreal has such great infrastructure while Toronto fucking sucks.
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>>1316933
The small price to pay for laughing at Quebecois for never receiving sovereignty.
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>>1317382
I'm pretty sure that with the huge tax subsidies Quebec receives and forcing bilingualism on every single product across the nation, which highly prioritizes French speakers in many job markets, Quebec is the only one actually laughing.
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>>1300662
>wanting a virgin subway instead of the chad streetcar
absolute pleb desu senpai
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>>1317391
Except all the jobs had left Quebec after the first referendum and many more before the second one.
The province is no longer of economic importance

so a girl i asked out says she likes biking around the streets or nature, she asked me and i agreed to make it a date
the only problem is i only own a bike like pic related and dont have normal cycling clothing or normal helmets
should i take my normal equipment?
would that be autistic just for a normal ride?
should i rent a trail bike?
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what you need to do bro is pop a manual at every chance you get crucial to do this
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>>1317012
Let her ride your bike and you ride hers.
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>>1317184
A non-DH bike is generally useful
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>>1317250
That was the only time I let someone else ride my bike so I can try hers and her setup was so wonky it triggered my autism and noped her. Like her headset bearings and chain tension was tighter than her pussy
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>>1317688
>A non-DH bike is generally useful
for what? its 2019 m8

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First Japan-Built Airliner in 50 Years Takes on Boeing and Airbus

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-17/first-japan-built-airliner-in-50-years-takes-on-boeing-airbus
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>>1317560
No Airbus, you ARE the Bombardier!
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>>1317560
>Why is Bloomberg full of hack frauds?

You tell me.
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>>1317563
Airbus didn't get Bombardier's CRJ line which is what MRJ is competing directly against.
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>>1317582
the A220 is a Bombardier product with the Airbus name slapped on it.
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>>1317560
Airbus effectively own Bombardier and to counter that Boeing effectively owns Embraer's commercial aircraft business through a joint venture. Airbus A220, formerly Bombardier CSeries.

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Feel like utter shit just want them back
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After the CV-880/990, the DC-8 is the most aesthetic airliner.
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They're not gone, all of the old McDonnell Douglas employees are still designing embarrassing flops under a different name at Boeing.
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>>1317536
>old MD jets were Rube Goldberg messes
>new Boeing jets are Rube Goldberg messes
checks out
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>>1317354
>USAF
>get paid monies to fly KC10
>have personal slaves in the form of enlisted
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>>1317536
The difference is that MD planes were so terrible that they just werked

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old thread >>1279995
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>>1316900
We didn't even know we were climbing an important climb
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>>1316899
siiiips,,gulps.,,ahead,the pathnarrows,,bound by water, thebridge gently rises,,,,darkfiigure ripples,
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>>1304583
>Manhattan
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Rained about 4 inches yesterday, so I should have stayed off the gravel roads. A semi hauling some farm equipment left some wavy tread patterns in the road which pulled my bike all over the place. The next vehicle to pass smoothed them out.
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>lauf grit
>specialized future shock 2
> message trailing multilink
The future of cycling is moving towards suspension on ALL bicycles, not just offroad cycles. It's just what the industry is doing, and it's not going to stop at the summit-priced components.
What is going to be the best option? Why?
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I agree with you OP, but it's more because morons, freds, and freddy morons don't actually understand the suspension effects of tires and rigid forks, and need to see something moving. The same kind of idiots that buy imitation front suspension on wal mart bikes.

I bet the best option will be something that just looks looks like a thicker CF fork. Possibly some weird things like zerts to convince people that there's a spring in there, but really just a newer design of CF forks..

The other option will be that they make lighter, racier versions of german trekking forks, and give them a cool name.

>>1316824
It's pretty much the same as a fork failure, which already happens on bikes just like yours.

>>1316816
Bike sellers can't sell that. Maybe we can sell you on elastomer padding in your gloves, or a dropper seatpost with left over Headshokz inside?
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>>1316824
They offer a 5 year warranty standard, but you'd better believe I'd ditch or replace mine in 4Y6M
It probably wouldn't have a failure in all the leafs at once but still
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>>1316843
Eh, actually, once one goes, the rest are very likely to drop like dominos.
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>>1316860
they're going to be under more strain so yeah, but I would trust it as far as it took to turn around on the spot
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yeah specialized came out with a new bike this year, and another company decided to launch a full suspension bike idk who they were. doesn't matter, it's just a fad. with tires getting fatter ~28 being the norm, suspension isn't necessary on most bikes, for most routes. paris-roubaix is the absolute extreme as far as road cycling goes

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Narrow gauge thread time /n/! Show me your favorite narrow gauge locomotives and railways.

Pic related is the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.
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Is there anything better than narrow gauge engines working hard?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRpFB4lIYtE
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>>1282802
>Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
I've checked back with their website recently. It's going to be a long haul to fund the next push, but what a wonderful thing they have been able to achieve so far.
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>>1289212
>RHDR meme artillery train was actually responsible for some german pilot(s) crashing their planes, because they thought they were too high when they saw the size of the railway

based desu
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>>1317622
Best defense ever if you ask me.


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