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What is a good collepibsible one of these that I can carry between my frame. Whenever I pass glass shards on the bike path or road I want to clean them up
Why not just hand size?
Ironically (and I'll be accused of being an autist for even admitting this let alone actually doing it) I've walked the 3 miles of public road (in both directions) to the parkway access I typically use, carrying a broom, and swept broken glass and other potentially tire-puncturing debris I came across, not only out of enlightened self-interest, but as an anonymous service to the many other cyclists I know use the same road.

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Simply adding a partial fairing to your roadbike will increase your average speed by 1.5 Mph. If you have tail or side winds, the partial fairing will act as a small sail that can increase your speeds up to 5 Mph, depending on the winds and angle of impact. Because the fairing is only partial, the bicycle virtually as controllable as a bicycle without fairing when a heavy truck passes by. The fairing also keeps rain and cold of your hands partially your legs. The complete fairing weighs about a single pound. So, why aren't partial fairings more popular on roadbicycles?
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explain why, uci shill !
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I am building a bikepacking bike and I ordered one of these fairings for 240$. I think it will be perfect for streamlining the handlebar bags and keeping them dry. Most of my other kit is coming from China so that will take a month or so. Will post meme pics soon, gonna be unprecendent
True, but fairings are completely legal for all category six events. You can’t blame them for everything.
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>not a technological arms race
Why not? The greatest technological innovations usually originate from arms races. Imagine where road bikes could be today if they weren't regulated to all hell.
We don't need better bikes, just steroids

t. uci

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>mfw zooming past the 2km long car waiting line
get fucked cagies, bikechads rule the streets
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Yes but it's more polluting
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>Mfw i run you over like a dog and escape the scene unseen and un scathed
exactly the opposite of how road usage works. you sound like you're too young to drive anyway.
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Cages turn people into children. Why is this?
Giving anything other than a positive Bewertung would be extremely rude.

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Automatic locking U-locks. Who makes them other than Trelock? I would buy a trelock if they had better sizing on their locks but they couldn't strike a happy medium between unusably short and awkwardly long shackle. Also the lock base is rectangular and ugly as hell.
It amazes me that this technology is so scarce in the bike security industry. Locking up your bike simply by pushing the shackle to the base helps so much in daily rides when you may have to lock your bike in an awkward position. Standard double deadbolt helps a lot compared to bent foot bull shit but automatic rotating lock with double deadbolt is king.
Lock general also I suppose.

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What are your favorite snacks for long rides?
I can't see Mars bars anymore and need something else
i make my own calorie dense muesli by baking a mix of oats, nuts, dried fruit, dried coconut and loads of honey/sugar, little salt, cinnamon and coconut oil -and lots of other random stuff- those deep fried banana chips, chocolate, dried cranberries, whatever

you can't really fuck it up, you just get something different depending on what you do. take a lil zip lock bag to snack on.
this. make a custom mix of your favorite dried fruits, grains, and nuts. i like less nuts in my mix because it's easier too many nuts than other stuff. you can just do dried fruits too - mango is great.

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Last Thread of Heisei Era Edition

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How can I book tickets for the Shikishima?
Currently it's not possible.

fug it's that popular huh.

Think I might actually do it, it's like $7000~ for a single or something right?
Mitsuboshi Colors posters in JR, Tokyo Metro, Keisei Ueno stations between mid July and August. >>>/a/189508242

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How often have you broken car mirrors?

Despite how bad the cities are for congestion, their are a lot more jackasses on the roads in the suburbs who won't even check their blindspots.

This year alone i've smashed 3. If you want to drive a 3000lb metal box around like an idiot then i have no compassion
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It’s a problem in the US, a third world country
>third world countries
well, i guess america counts.
the hero we need
i've never actually damaged a cage but i slap my hand on the cage and it freaks the cager out to the point they piss themselves. baffles me because the cage is undamaged and all it does is make a loud noise, but whatever. a few cunts nearly ran me over...nah it's downtown at rush hour. caught up at the next red, gave 'em a smack and a holler, bike off into the sunset.

you know, i tried just taking down plates and reporting bad drivers, turns out the police don't really have a good system to do that, and even if you do, it just gets entered on some form and filed away in a dark HDD somewhere. nothing will be done about it and the cager certainly faces no consequences.

they almost murder us and laugh about it. they deserve some property damage. op is a hero and an absolute madman.
>voluntarily rides a bike amongst cars
>"its the cars that nearly killed me and not my retarded life choices!!!"
Perhaps if you keep smashing wing mirrors, the problem is not with drivers but you.
I'd probably just run you over and tell the police, "I don't know what happened! He came out of nowhere!" I probably wouldn't even be cited and you'd be a brain dead vegetable. :^)

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5-way r*ndabout with tr*m tracks and b*ke lanes.
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>Why? There's absolutely no reason for that
In this case if you have bikes cutting across the roundabout at a perpendicular angle you invite them to get t-boned, that does not sound safe at all.
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Say hello to "the kidney" in Będzin, Poland.
and they're not even gonna bother reworking the intersection after the rail overpass is done. Dumb victoria
You know, those roundabouts were built to try and LIMIT that sort of civilian protesting by having strong points for military where they could aim down multiple streets by just rotating a single cannon

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last OP was a massive faggot who didn't use the template or link the previous thread edition

Last thread: >>1338798

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


If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, ask in >>>/n/bbg
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Laziness. Although e-bike is still better than a car.
If he wanted cuddly care bear advice, and was afraid of hyper autismos he should't have come here. And it's not like anon and anon are even that far off. As I said, I think the GTC is probably the closest thing to maximum race bike he should consider. The base attain is probably the lowest he should consider. Another anon really, really likes the base attain, but still thinks the GTC is good, just 15 percent better for 100 percent of the price.

Both are very viable bikes. Anon and anon have already mentioned the expected differences that you get for the price difference, which was the most important thing.

I wouldn't get a bike that's too small, but even rolling around on it will give you a sense of the difference. For a non performance rider, I think the nuroad is a better choice. Wider tires over CF frame, option for fenders, rack and dynamo hub for less than the GTC

Good for what purpose? What a 150 kilo lardass, a cat 3 racer, a commuter, and an xc mountain biker needs are different. Wheel weight is the most important weight on the bicycle, so going lighter than stock can get significant performance gains.

You're taking this way too personaly. It should be focused on what's right for anon. All I said was that I'm not a fan, and suddenly you're on the rivet.

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I bought a pair of cycling shoes at a Salvation Army and was wondering how tight they should be. Is it alright that I can slip them off without undoing the straps or do they need to be super tight?
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Someone tell me I'm retarded please

>Get new saddle bag
>Fits my usual tube, 3 16g Co2 cylinders, Co2 filler, quick links, patch kit and one tyre lever
>Crankbros M17 tool I usually carry in my jersey fits in bag without it's case
>Wrap it in plastic wrap so it doesn't get wet
>Paranoid that I'll somehow be slower becasue that multitool is now on the bike instead of with me
>Don't like it bumping around in my jersey and stretching it out
>Having it in the bag frees up and entire pocket that won't be used for really anything
>Still worried I'm somehow gonna be slower

I fucking hate my mind so much, I overthink everything.

Before anyone asks why I don't carry two tubes, if I get more than one flat in a ride than I take that as a sign to head home.

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>>Still worried I'm somehow gonna be slower

all things being equal in two objects with the same total weight the one with the weight lower will be fractionally faster. In this case it does not matter. The weight of your tool, 85g, is equivalent to 3 oz. of H20.

>>Wrap it in plastic wrap so it doesn't get wet

it is a 12 dollar utility tool who cares if it gets a bit of surface rust after a few years? plus if it is really rainy you can just wipe it down with a cloth after the ride.

I never really understood multitools. Do you guys really have to adjust your headset during rides? Why not just carry one single allen wrench from a little allen wrench set?

Multitool seemed like something they got new cyclists to buy so they could get another 20 bucks from them.

>Before anyone asks why I don't carry two tubes

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>This reflects the all-pervasive car supremacy in the design of the American built environment. From our massively-skewed funding priorities, to the dysfunctional politics of rail construction, to the simple engineering of American city centers, we send signals that automobiles are the only truly legitimate way for people to get around, and that drivers are entitled to priority over any other transport method. It's long since time for a revolution in American transport — not to abolish the use of cars altogether, but to place them as just one among many transportation options.

>The overwhelming car bias in American cities can be seen by visiting virtually any European, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean city. There decent or better public transportation systems are the norm — across European major cities a public transit share of commuting less than 30 percent is rare, and cities like Paris, Madrid, Zurich, and Stockholm top 60 percent. The only American city with a share over 50 percent is New York (where the car obsessive Governor Andrew Cuomo has let the subway rot); the share of all U.S. commuters is just 5 percent.

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No thats what >>>/o/ is for. Or did you not know a car board exists here?
You're a retard and about equally as bad for this board as the couple fringieposters. There is nothing about /n/ that would make cars not on-topic, no matter what other boards exist.
You're whats wrong with the world. I mean theres no law against shitting on your livingroom floor but that doesn't mean you should do it.
Your analogy isn't even applicable to this situation.
Are you trying to argue that discussion around car use isn't /n/-related when the entire thread is more or less discussing ways to curb car use in order to encourage alternative modes of transportation?
fuck public transportation.
we need less public transportation in the US, not more

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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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Its still extremely walkable and the majority of residents have a train within walking distance, and buses at the end of the block! Its not perfect but it btfos near every city in the US. Why don't you post a city with good transit, rather than just complaining?
Not if they stay empty, then its just an eyesore chinese investment
Good thing they’re not empty.
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.
Hopefully not, we need less urbanization, not more

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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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carcucks cant into externalities to save their life
t. pussy
mtfu or stay off bikes
>only people with penises have places to be
This isn't Saudi Arabia, Abdul.
>Men don't really grow up past 14, do they?

Not my problem, fag
t. seething pussy
better stay indoors or you might break a nail Nancy

Were urban freeways a mistake?

Should they be tolled to offset their massive cost and the noise?
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Spain has trains, but that has nothing to do with overbuilding subways, or putting trains underground unnecessarily, which is a YUGE thing in Spain.

>>money grows on trees
>it does when you're not pissing the budget away on cageways.
I've got some bad news for you anon, Spain has the largest highway network in Europe despite being one of the least densely populated countries. It also has the largest toll-free highway network in Europe.
Urban land is a valuable commodity, it can be used for something productive once the road is gone. Plus the area under the freeway is almost always a shithole detrimental to the city.
Sure, let's put infrastructure that is vital to our everyday lives as commuting and living space into the hands of private businesses. I'm sure nothing bad can come out of that.

I agree that no state should support such monstrosities though, especially not if it could support a metro or a tram line instead.
I agree. Re-nationalise public transport, toll roads, power and water utilities, healthcare and banks because they should never have been sold off in the first place.
I have absolutely nothing to contribute but to say I agree 100%.

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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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Live in the Midwest and this is definitely not the norm here.
They're also good at voting for commies and increased taxes.
All for temporary "muh feelz"
Women were a mistake desu.

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Where on the spectrum are you?
Imagine loosing a finger in that top contraption
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this spectrum
this, desu
grant peterson is right
This should be the punishment for drivers that make close passes.

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