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Share your most hilarious anti-transit videos from politicians, city councils, "concerned citizen" NIMBYs etc. Bonus points if local to your area.

I'll start this thread off with some classics.
>MN TOWN COUNSEL MEMBER WARNS OF "ETHNICS" "FLOODING" TOWN VIA LIGHT RAIL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pktyJpWbcKA

The Light Rail System connects Minneapolis, Minnesota to some of its surrounding towns and suburbs. The project is set to expand into more conservative outlying suburbs such as Hopkins. Bob Ivers of the Hopkins city counsel warns of "ethnics" "flooding" into Hopkins from "Welfareopolis."
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>>1313523
>poverty = drug, crime, disease, etc
It literally does though, where do you live that poverty-stricken areas are utopias of sharing and caring?
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>>1313590
I wasn't being sarcastic. Poor people are bad news
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>>1310303
F
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>>1306522
Based CNT tram poster

Does anyone here like Baldwin/Lima-Hamilton diesels? Part 2

Old thread here (not yet 404'd at the time of this threads creation!): >>848145
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>>1261237
>cargo locos
>bike trial
Shit bailt, man. At least get things that somewhat are connected to each other.
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>>1313296
>>1313297
>>1313298
Nice scheme

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Would you rather win the TDF or have a cyclist gf?
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>>1303396
No interest in winning TDF.
I already have a qt (casual) cycling gf, does this mean n+1?


>>1315030
>>1315047
That pic of Kristina laying on the boards is from 2016, after she won an Olympic gold medal for individual track sprints.

>26 June 2018, in the Cottbus (Germany) velodrome, Vogel collided while at full speed with a Dutch junior cyclist who was practising a standing start.
>The immediate crash on the concrete floor caused several fractures and severed her spinal cord at the seventh thoracic vertebrae, causing paraplegia.
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>>1304445
What is your opinion on clen anon?

>I personally love it for pure unadulterated O2 intake but hate it for turning your into a jackhammer
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>>1316835
>Dutch junior cyclist
Fucking hell..
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>>1316442
Can I be the bottom?
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Riding with Pippa

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Non standard modes of transportation ITT
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>>1313404
Shouldn't that properly be referred to as 'portage'?
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>>1315603
FUCK YOU I STICK WITH MY ISLAND BRO
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>>1316168
>*it's a place where even the rich have to use public transportation

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Preferably pre-jet age preferable.
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>>1316831
it was supposed to be a bomber like a dehavilland mosquito, but keeping the engines in the fuselage should give it a better roll rate, at least.
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>>1316808
>How was that thing plumbed?
Intake duct and exhausts under cockpit, carburetor intake ducts around the cockpit. The turbo and its intercooler are about as big as the engine and the engine isn't exactly small. Intake duct is big enough for man to crawl in.
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>>1316705

Why does this look like some weird inbred siamese cousin of the B-25?
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>>1316710
>sold as a SR-71 component

>friendly reminder that in the last year of steam on BR you could get a job as a fireman as long as you were literate, had all your limbs, and colour vision.
>hundreds of young foamers spent their summer holidays as temp firemen to make up for a man power shortage as experienced firemen took early retirement.
pic related is one such group.
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Second lad on the right is thenuglies i've ever seen
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>>1314751
>firemen
>wasteful
Are you having a stroke?
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You can do the same volunteering on a heritage railway. Might be a year doing engine cleaning before you get to be footplate crew but hey, if it's something you're interested in, why not? If I wasn't five hours from one I might do so. I'm planning on doing it if I follow through with my plan to get work in the UK.
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>>1313168
>major railroad company is looking for engine drivers
>they pay during training
>pay is good
>good amount of paid holliday
>driving trains all day long sounds comfy
>not steam but electric
>currently struggle at uni
I'm seriously considering it.
Should I?
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>>1316762
No, the railroad is a soul sucking, heart breaking, youth stealing career.

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First let's get the top choice out of the way, pic related.

But other than the LOOK 695 AeroLight, which is basically cheating, what are some other beautiful modern bikes?

No ghetto ass lugged steel dumpster finds, please. No one needs to look at that shit. Not judging, everyone has a weird fetish. But keep that shit on /b/.
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>>1316774
>tfw quantum spokes
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>>1316769
I dunno but they sure don't stop being snobby cunts. Maybe that's the point. They can LARP as MTBers without having to lose the dickish roadie attitude.
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>>1316769
>I can't ride over a few branches with having a 20cm travel full suspension DH bike

Literally kys
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>>1316776
They have motion blur too. Not as much though, because they aren't moving as fast as the tire.

Basic physics, bro. The closer to the center of a wheel you get, the less distance is traveled per rotation. The outer edge always travels through more space to complete the trip.
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>>1311213
all my bikes have a sloped toptube. Too bad that it's really hard to get a decent frame with oldschool geometrie. Supersix and Giant's Propel are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.

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Let's give some love to the street railways that are being / used to be operated with heavy rail sized stock.

Pic related is the Fukubu line in Fukui, Japan. An interurban that kinda escalated over the years. Meanwhile, these monsters have been replaced by second hand high-floor trams and even some new low floor ones.
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>>1316032
Weird how?
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>>1316622
Maybe he means this, U-Bahn trains running on the street in mixed traffic.
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Why do we have to discuss names every time...

>>1315530
>tram-train
>A tram but runs on ballasted train tracks.
>LRT
>Trams with high-frequency services.
Kek that's funny...

>>1316303
> some probably don't even know that it's a city which exists.
Think we all only learned of its existence by this.

>>1316315
>but a railway line that is part of the national rail network but is operated with trams also counts as a tram-train (common in france)

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>>1316768
This, but also elevated platforms replacing the sidewalks at the stations Musterschule and Glauburgstraße in order to use the standard high floor U-Bahn cars instead of the old type Pt Stadtbahn cars.
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>>1316622
>>1316768
From the few German words I can read, it is considered U-Strassenbahn and pre-metro.

Post your cities bus. Here's mine in Adelaide, Australia.
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>>1316028
look at doors
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>>1316005

EV bus, not clear if it uses fast charging en route, but you'd think for a high floor BRT, using swappable packs at terminals would make some sense
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>>1314838
Why
;_;
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>>1314932
>Rijeka

>blue bus

Give back muh property ;_;
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>>1316803
yeah nah, tough luck bud

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Motorbikes are the worst form of transportation. They can't carry anything, they're completely exposed, and can often do over 100mph. At least bikes give you time to accept you're fucked. If you crash a motorbike faster than 20-30mph, you will die.
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>>1312711
Hmmm, it's almost like VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER FORM OF TRANSPORTATION WITH A MOTOR HAS SOMEWHERE TO STOR YOUR SHIT
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>>1310350
The only dumb thing about them are their riders. Getting a fast motorbike for city travel is retarded.
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do motorbikes move with sound pressure? cars can be very quiet but motorcycle fags always have those earthquake noise motors.
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>>1310809
not safe for your ears. you will lose your hearing if you keep using motorcycles
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>>1313231
you forgot yourself but its good because less degenerates is always better

Why does everyone hate on thick slick tires? This is my new build for my summer commute to work. Got the frame/fork off eBay from a retired keirin racer.
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>>1315925
i like it
i think you should remove the H SON decals on the rims
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>>1316591
i thought the yellow ones were more /fa/ pair it with some championship yellow bar tape
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>>1316397
usually you would do that to the back wheel
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>>1316720
And usually with a freewheel. The point is, rear wheel braking is irrelevant. The reason you can stop it with your shoe and only do mild damage to both is precisely because of how weak it is. If you have to depend on it alone you are going to be skidding all over the place and probably die the first time you come across a stopped car while going downhill.
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>>1315925
Looks fun OP. Classic, clean lines.
I think the Thickslick hate is just backlash from when fixed gear bikes were more popular, a few years ago. Otherwise, there is much hype for WTB tires.
I prefer it when the tops of the bars continue the visual line of the quill stem. I always think it's strange to see pursuit bars 'drooping down' like that.
I would have went with a tan or brown sidewall tire, probably from Panaracer, 栄光の日本タイヤ.

>>1315980
>sheldon brown died 20 years ago
Uh, he died 11 years ago, in 2008.
>tires have come a long way since then
Underlying principles of physics haven't changed all that much.

>>1316397
>>1316720
>stop the front wheel with their shoe

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Is there just nothing left to collect?
Has everything that can be collected already been collected?
After so much time spent scouring the want ads do collectors just finally give up hope?
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>>1315000
A bike rack
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Just what we needed, faggots buying bikes to never use them because it would depreciate them.
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>>1314994
>>1314998
I was thinking that it could be hairlines or microcracks that caused that, but maybe not. It doesn't really matter, though. The bike isn't going to be built back up, because compared to modern racing bikes it loses out on stiffness, stability, and weight. I would not trust it on a fast descent, that's for sure. It wins by a mile on aesthetics tho.
>>1315003
I've never had it on a rack that would abrade in that area. Not even sure what kind of rack would do that.
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>>1315005
How does that hurt you?
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>>1315025
why not build it out as a grocery getter?

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Is any airport in the world comfier than Bozeman Yellowstone?
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I hear they replaced most of their ground support equipment with trained bighorn sheep.
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>>1316300
Only technically. Private company handles security for Bozeman. I know because they left me a love note in my checked bag when I came back from Yellowstone last year. Fortunately the fucks didn't lose or break anything.

>>1316297
If there is, I'm not aware of it. Log cabin aesthetic is comfy as all fuck, and the airport only has like 6-7 gates so it's never crowded. Great airside restaurant too for breakfast before a morning flight. Nothing better than sitting there watching them ready the old as fuck Delta 757 that's going to take me home while working through a stack of pancakes.
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>>1316297
It gives me hope.
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>>1316297
wtf, it looks like the Helena airport.
Do all airports in Montana have the same interior?
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>>1316547
Some airports in the Rockies have the frontier cabin aesthetic, it's top. Jackson Hole is a really good example.
>>1316500
made me giggle

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Can we talk about hybrids?
I see that they are kinda hated here because they don't excel nor at road or mountain.

The way I see it, they are a middle point.
I've never owned one but I've had road and mountain bikes. I recently got attracted to them because I've seen that they can be fast and also a good commuter.

Are they a meme? Latest trick by the jews?They good?
I would like to hear a more in depth opinion of you.

What are some good models?
I've been looking at a Giant Escape and a Trek FX.
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>>1316633
enough to get one without a suspension fork, otherwise $0.
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>>1316633
8 or 9 speed not 7 speed and a carbon or chromoly fork are worth paying for
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>>1316654
Does brand matter or should I just look for those specs?
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>>1316695
brand can matter, and specs can be decieving. If you have several options and want opinions, ask.
Another thing that's really important is just liking it for arbitrary reasons, that way you'll ride it.

And if you really want to pay like $800+ and get something fast or light or whatever just don't be a coward and get a road bike because you'll regret not doing that pretty quick.
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>>1316695
At the price point where a hybrid still makes sense, those specs will already be hard to come by and weed out all the shit.
Protip: If the fork is described as "steel", it's not Chromoly.

At the price point where you can get a Chromoly fork, the entry level of modern road bikes starts, which will also have mounting points for fenders and racks, 3x8 gears and tires that are wide enough for rough surfaces, but are generally faster.
At a lower price point, you can't get a good new bike but you can get a very good used bike.
That's why /n/ shits on hybrids.

there’s nothing wrong with walmart bikes for riding on the road/sidewalks/paths
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>>1316062
cant you avoid the rusting problem by keeping it inside? most people just leave their bike in the rain or whatever and then wonder why that happens
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>>1316064
Bruh I had a walmart bike too. I only kept it inside and it still rusted within a couple month. The metal they use is absolute shit.
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There's pretty much no reason unless you absolutely need a bike right this second. My winter beater is a '90s Trek that I got for $20 from a pawnshop and I guarantee it will outlast all of those Walmart bikes.
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>>1316447
maybe they are different in america then. i have had all kinds of cheap bikes and they would never rust or break. the only problem with them was that even the cheapest always got stolen. even the ~100€ bike that was made of steel pipes and had no gears worked fine as long as i had it.
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>>1316706
Maybe Anon lives in a coastal area, if you ride near the sea your shit will rust no matter what. He also probably never properly tightened any bolts after buying it, I know from first hand experience that Walmart bikes are very poorly assembled.


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