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talk about public transport and other transport issues from australia and new zealand here
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>>1288356
>even worse the article confirms that it will have to charge at every stop
Fucking hell
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>>1288356
>Really, V/Line is stuck in an awkward position of having to cater for both outer suburban and regional passengers.
Ah, I see. DMU's still aren't the solution, separating the 2 with separate services are.
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>>1277496
NZball so cute
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>>1277496
Victack are a bunch of dribbling retards who are slowly trying to erase the history of rail transport in Victoria and they are doing it with aboslutely no remourse. Few days ago they signed the effective agreement to rip out the South Gippsland Railway, which could have been a valuable asset, but no 'muh bike tracks' that no one will fucking use
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>>1283009
they also cant afford it.

Looking to buy this folding bike from a local individual. There is no outside corporate label. They told me the shifter is labeled Shimano.

From this I assume it’s a citizen, but I’m not the most bike savvy .

Anyone got any ideas?
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>>1288518
Tern aka Terd
Will eventually snap in half while riding
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So do not pass go, do not collect 200 on this one? They have it up for 50 and I was concerned about what it was.
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>>1288527
Disregard what this >>1288521 anon said.

First, it's not a Tern, it's a Dahon.
Second, Tern's are acutally quite good.

However, Dahon's aren't. It's worth 50 though. Pretty much any bike that runs is.
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>>1288518
give it back, Elliot
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>>1288559
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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last thread: >>1278915

Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, don't post here. Ask in >>>/n/bbg
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>>1288805
>you can get a 3x8 hardtail that doesn't have tourney and a freewheel so isn't absolute garbage with a shit suntour fork which isn't abysmally shit and that's your entry level and in straya it's $500
>>1288805

Hey kangaroo anon, if you want to look up a specific bike he's talking about check out the Fuji Nevada that's 3x8.

To check out a drop bike gravel bike like what people are talking about, check out the Fuji Jari.

A front Susp 3x8 mtb is really the only thing you can get new. Any gravel/cx bike is 700+ as it is the new fad.
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>>1288807
>>1288808

Those new generation Suntour spring forks that we all had nightmares about 10-15 years ago are actually good now provided you don't bomb down a mountain and break it.

>>1288808
>plastic tourney

I wouldn't wish a tourney MTB on people buying new since Sora is only a hundred bucks more but I put new tourney shit on a cruiser because I wanted economy, thumbies, and the largest range of gears possible. Works great. Of course she uses maybe 3 or 4 out of the 21 gears but c'est la vie.
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>>1288595
Depends on weight, but keep in mind a utility bike won't be aero
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>>1288808
>That giant talon even has hydo brakes. Hell, it's better than -anything- from 20 years ago, for mtbing.
A rigid 80s mtb is literally better than any mountain bike currently on the market.
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>>1288793
i ride Zwift on winters, and have done for the past 2 seasons. its awesome! but make sure to have some friends to ride with. That makes it even better.

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>>1286826
I love trains but Thomas is a gay cunt.
Fuck this faggot train. He gives real trains a bad homo rep.
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>>1287878
It's also a bit of a pet peeve when your talking with a fellow North American about trains and they keep using all the British words because that's all they know thanks to Thomas

2019 Pivot Mach vs 1980 Ritchey

1. http://www.vintagemtbworkshop.com/1980-ritchey-mountain-bikes-a.html
2. https://www.pivotcycles.com/en/bike-mach-55-carbon-1
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>>1288743
>kona x
fug. i meant unit x.
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>>1288743
>on a man
double fug. i meant of a man. i don't know how i fucked all that up. i wasn't even drunk.
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>>1288305
They are really really fun bikes anon. No ones saying it's better than a conventional mtb, there are lots of obvious disadvantages, but they are fun. You don't need to get defensive.
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>>1288321
yeah man, test ride one if you can, they are really cool. The + tires are totally retarded, but in a good way. Infact the whole thing is retarded in a good way.
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>>1281292
>Why is this allowed?
Why is what allowed?

80s bikes best bikes

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What does /n/ believe happened to TWA Flight 800?
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Any good YouTube conspiracy videos to watch about this incident?
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>>1285356
Who planted the bomb? A suicidal passenger? The manifest was examined top to bottom, and none of the passengers had remarkable life insurance policies, nor political entanglements.
Did the bomber know about the exercises taking place at the radar stations that night?

Furthermore, the NTSB was never going to be allowed by the Pentagon to determine a NATO missile downed the airliner. Unlike the alleged "accidentally launched" Sea Sparrow, the heatseeker that brought down Itavia 870 would have been "off the books" and thus a "non-possibility" for the investigation.

Frankly, I'm surprised they didn't try to pin it on the MiG-23 pilot who perished by CFIT while trying to evade the French and Italian fighters which evidently killed his commander in chief. Perhaps he was trying to assassinate Ghadaffi, and never got word that Italian informants had tipped him off.

>I have seen suggestions that the pilot was killed by his own men while attempting to defect to Italy. I need to look into what the standard procedures for NATO forces on alert would have been when armed Libyan jets at full A/B headed towards Italy, and if that procedure was followed. At this time however, I don't have what I need to disprove that explanation for how a MiG ended up planted in the "toe of the boot."


>>1285512
Do we need to go over the book-keeping involved with launching a Sea Sparrow during peacetime in greater detail?
Furthermore, accidental AEGIS system launches were observed in combat zones (Iran 1984), simulated exercises (Aegan Sea 1992), or lab tests (Dahlgren 2001). The missiles don't just go off willy-nilly.


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>>1288012
Why did the Germanwings crash change your opinion? IIRC that was a pilot suicide, right?
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>>1288012
Habit had me type NTSB rather than AAIB, my mistake. It was the AAIB investigators, brought in to be the impartial view, who concluded it was a bomb in the rear lav, which could have easily been placed there on a previous flight. The bombing of Itavia 870 didn't occur in a vacuum, there were active terrorist bombings occurring in Italy at that time. Italy, being Italy, took that embarrassing information from the AAIB and promptly excluded it from ever being considered in any of the nation's courts. The "NATO shot it down!" story is the only one the government has ever been interested in promoting because it's the only one which absolves them of all responsibility for lax security measures. Why is the AAIB report specifically ignored? Why is it specifically excluded from consideration by Italian court? What do they have to hide?
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>>1288364
Why would a terrorist blow up an aircraft and not take responsibility for it?

Also they're ignoring the AAIB report since it absolves both the men who tipped of Ghadaffi and the pilots who failed to properly identify their target a'la KAL 007.

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Just post pics of train and stuff
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>>1286265
Where is the shitter?
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>>1287411
Well if it's like other GE locomotives of the era the bathroom is in the back of the cab (where the circuit breakers and other electrical equipment are in EMDs and modern GEs)
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>>1269407
>gas turbine engine
No, is steam turbine, actually
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>>1257445
Is that an ICE 2 powercar on a TGV Duplex trainset?
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>>1288700
GT3 is a Gas Turbine, hence the name.

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>mogs your entire cycling existence with two flashy bois
Nothin personell kid
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>>1288437
How is the front wheel spinning on a stationary trainer?

This looks like one of those products that looks cool in the ad but looks shit irl
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>>1288707
Wait... yeah wtf?
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>>1288707
>>1288724
>have never seen a set of rollers
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>>1288540
>I wouldn't know. Haven't felt anything down there in years.
Good roadie
Crush that prostate
Let the hate flow through you
Check the power meter
Check strava
Buy carbon
You'll feel better
Just keep grinding that taint
For the cycling industrial complex
Good little SLAVE
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>>1288437
>can't spell 'personal'
>uses 'words' like 'bois' and 'mogs'
>posts pic with lots of flashy primary colors
OP confirmed for Underage B&

>>1288729
>perpetuating the 'prostate' and 'erectile dysfunction' memes
t. brainlet

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Is this the future of personal transportation?
Seems like everything from cars and trucks to motorcycles,scooters and bikes will have batteries soon
Can we still pretend its not happening?
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>>1288695
Okay, explain what is exactly wrong.
>pro-tip: you can't
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>>1288702
Because losing production time to power issues costs far far more than the panels do.
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>>1288698
I won't ask you tr try to explain, Just identify what you object to, so that I can show you are a faggot.
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>>1288705
Anyway, current Tesla battery has 10A 18650s.
If you replace them with 5A (cheap laptop ones, that don't fly away, if damaged), you will have half the power, so 170-ish kW (220 hp) to motor, which is still mad. That is power comparable to subway train, which has 4x72 kW (288 kW) motors (type Eж-3 in Moscow subway), which accelerate 33 metric ton car. And Tesla is shy 2 metric tons.
Arrangement of battery doesn't matter.

Charging?
""Laptop"" batteries accept 1C charging, which will charge it to 80-ish percents within hour, and around 2.5 hour to 100%, due to CV.

Safety?
At 4.2V didn't explode, unlike Tesla cells, which do explode even at low charge.
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>>1278044
>read thread
>it's an echo-chamber
>>>/pol/

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Anyone who wants to ban cars outright in North America needs too off themselves. Literally spent too much time in an echo chamber to realize we need both. And yeah, again, cagers aren't real
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>>1287858
why did you quote me with this drivel, peasant?
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>>1288026
>namefag
>"""pass""" user (i.e. logs in, what a fag)
That's reason enough right there.
>is a Fringie who can't accept the Reality of automobiles
..and that is the last nail in your coffin.

You Fringies need serious professional help, you're not living in reality. Go get some today.
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>>1287884
D E L U S I O N A L F R I N G I E

Probably a S O Y B O Y Veganfag, too.
Don't you know Veganism causes a progressive cognitive deficit? Certainly would explain your delusional refusal to accept the reality of automobiles.
>veganfags are also Fringies
Go eat a steak, Fringie, and take a nice relaxing ride in a car.
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>>1287826
it doesn't always work out like that. I still live in my home town but most of my family moved far away and the ones who don't are thieves and drug addicts. no one owns a multi generational house I could live in and I couldn't afford one either
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>>1288044
>>1288046
Back to >>>/pol/ with you

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Sooo I can like talk about trains here? nice
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*blocks your path*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5aS-OTMuko

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An Alaska Q400 has reportedly been stolen from Seatac airport. There are additional, sketchier reports that it may have been shot down and/or crashed, but no confirmation on that as of now.
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thanks for bumping this back up Anon. Felt good rereading it and pondering one mans high class exit.
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>>1279045
What's that blur thing? Moon?
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>>1282084
SAY HIS FUCKING NAME!
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>>1284148
I think it's just lens flare.
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>>1224081
Presentation is the content. Where the fuck do you think you are?

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Can't seem to get this bend in the chain to break loose. I've tried using physics and a screwdriver, elbow grease, and One Shot gun cleaner in lieu of WD40. A little wary of too much force, I don't want this thing snapping while I'm takin twisties on the go kart. Aside from go get WD40 when the dollar store opens tomorrow morning, any tips on how to make this damn link go nice n bendy again?
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>>1287186
LOL I am a mechanic of various types and I'm telling you, if it's fucked bad enough that a link is seized like that then the rest of it can't be in very good shape either. Just stop being stubborn and fucking replace it already, and next time do better maintenance so it doesn't get that bad again.
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>>1286981
put it on a bike and ride the bike.
if its still not in place, get a new chain
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>>1286981
My solution for these is soaking in old engine oil for a week, taking out every day or so to work it. I'm not poor now so I just buy new chains.
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>>1286981
>i want to use an old rusty chain
>i want it to definitely not snap

pick one lol
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For me, it's the post 1900, pre-electrification Swiss railways. It's the perfect blend of utility and elegance with so many subtle touches. Britain in the steam era was great too, but the Swiss just added that extra mechanical touch, and were built to higher performance standards.
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That would be 60s and 70s JNR/Tokyo metro.
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1913

That's actually the aesthetic peak for all transport modes, imo. Incidentally, it's also when Western civilization had its largest market share of global influence (before the world wars cocked it up).
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>>1288642
This desu. The sleepers and the various high-cab limited express sets were aesthetic as fuck, you also had the original 0 series shinkansen, and you still had steam engines hauling diesel and passenger trains in regular service.
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>>1288332
I'd say 1900-1920 Britain. Just picture this. A low boiler 4-4-0 with a long line of bogie coaches screaming down the line at 80mph. It would be marvellous.

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A Homercar is a form of transportation that attempts to do too much, combining disparate elements from various specialty vehicles, resulting in a dysfunctional and overly-complex amalgamation that fails to efficiently satisfy any of its intended uses.

It is not merely an /o/ phenomenon, and I invite you to post the homercars of your preferred mode of transport
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Every SUV is a homercar...
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>>1287656

>homercar
>common

literally first time I've heard the term and I work in a shop

>attempting to do too much
>post pic of bike designed to do one thing

OP gobbles retard cocks.
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>>1288619
>literally first time I've heard the term and I work in a shop
If you knew how to use Google maybe you could use it to find a better job, and to see that homercar is, indeed, common
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>>1288636

I work in a shop for cheap parts newfriend. I'm also a TA/grad student.

>its common
>google it

If I have to google it then it's not part of the contemporary vernacular famalam.
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