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What are some inexpenssive hub motor kits that /n/ would reccomend?

The cheapest ones go for 250$ on Amazon and AliExpress, are they worth buying?
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>>1346188
Hub motors (direct drive) are 10/10. No service, can be overclocked.
Mid engines can't be overclocked, since they are too compact, and heat will build up there quickly, causing magnets to go kaput.
Also, chains and shit are annoying, requiring unnecessary service and losses (which are more important, than extra torque on e-bike thanks to batteries being shit).
>>1347391
>He doesn't push 80A on start for extra torque needed
Batterylet.
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>>1347396
THing is, they are 250W only on paper, because muh laws.
In reality even shitty motors on electric scooter are 500W continuous no problem.
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>>1346199
To show the pussy she'll never get to lick
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>>1341207
What you do is take the e bike battery, fill up your bathtub, get in the water, then drop the battery in with you.
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>>1347566
36V is not enough. 56V is enough but it won't do anything. Anything above - people don't make such e-bikes because they know wiring is shit there, and getting shocked sucks

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Post new rolling stock and lines that have just been / will soon be opened.

Pic related is a brand new CAF tram in Utrecht, the Netherlands, during a test drive on the new line to the university, scheduled to open later this year. All the students in the pic (who seem to be on a lunch break) are victims of the overcrowded buses that will finally be replaced. Utrecht already has a sneltram ("rapid tramway") line, entirely on its own ROW and with high platforms, that will be converted to low floor and linked to the new line after it opens.
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>>1347008
This but semi-unironically
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>>1347008
And I thought strapping a snowplow to the front of trams would be good enough
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Getting a new line in a few years, lads

Very excited
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>>1347049
You mean like this?

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How do I git gud at wheel truing? I know it's practice, but any tips?
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>>1339846
Get two books: "The bicycle wheel" by Jobst Brandt and "Art of Wheelbuilding" by Gerd Sharaner. Read back-to-back and try not to cringe at the language used.

Then all it takes is practice. I've built about 40 rideable wheels so far and only now I think I am good at it.
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Any beginner stand recs? Yes I know you can get away with just using a fork and zip ties, but I want something a little more sturdy and precise, and that allows to check for round true
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>>1343723
Fork and zip ties
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>>1346491
>>1343364
>>1339846
>>1343723
THIS

Don’t fall for the stand meme
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>>1347581
stand is best for chasing down that last .01 mm +-

Are internal gear hubs for cucks?
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>>1344147
>tryna catch me shifting dirty
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>>1344124
I like the convenience of them. 16 year old me fucked my gearbox though so like 3/7 gears are still working
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>>1344337
lmao
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>>1344124
The chad cassette hub.
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>>1344124
Gearhubs and dynos like OPs seem to go together. Weight, efficiency, and cost are important, but not the only factors. If you want a practical vehicle that just works, both those hubs are really nice. I have a Alfine eight speed and a SP dyno, both have been some of the most reliable bike parts I’ve ever owned.

This thread is for cane posting your cane and/or canes. "C" canes, grip canes, quad canes, hemiwalkers, staffs, but also other cane attire and decorations.

The cane as we can all agree on is the best form of transportation and beats all others.

Wheelchair, crutch, and trolley posters are also welcome.

Nordic-walkers not allowed.
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>>1337381
So trekking poles are okay?
Black diamond or the costco carbon fiber?
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bump
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>>1338643
>Says the newfag

W E W
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>>1337906
I know, right? Lol

>>1338028
Sauce?
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boomers, heh

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post yours
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>>1342951
The bike of Nurgle.
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>>1347205
what am i looking at here?
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>>1342951
what the fuck am i seeing?
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>>1342951
>Muh gumwalls
fucking niggers

Why should I pay $10k for eye-talian threaded, if I can just get some pf30 crap for $2000 and slap one of these in there?
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>>1344952
sounds like poorfag cope
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>>1339514
Neither to both. Italian BBs are garbage and any PF is inferor to native threaded bb.
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>>1344979

>My sympathies

I'm going to push hard for my shop to drop Cannondale. Holy shit are their bikes terrible to work on...
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>>1344978
It's a great option for sure and the one that I've had the most luck with, but it's not always a sure thing. I think T47 is a great option for pretty much all cranks on the market and will hopefully catch on more. Looks like even Trek is on board and changing some bikes from bb86 to T47. Hopefully they'll get rid of fucking bb90 ASAP.

>>1345041
Why do you say that? Do you have other issues other than the BBs?
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>>1345063
No

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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/china-s-new-high-speed-train-will-float-over-tracks-ncna1014206

>A sleek prototype of a high-speed train unveiled recently in China is designed to carry passengers at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour, or 370 mph. That’s more than 150 mph faster than the world's fastest passenger trains now in regular intercity service, which touch 217 mph on runs between Beijing and Shanghai.

Holy shit.
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>>1347060
The car IS a shitty design though.
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>>1347376
I do. At first glance stating that China is 4x the size of the US may seem retarded, but using even the slightest bit of logic would give you the conclusion that he's talking about population sizes, which in turn would mean that his argument makes sense.
It wouldn't make sense at all bring up sheer land area because then you'd see most of the liveleak shit coming out of Russia (a close second) rather than China.
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>>1347357
Who said anything about America? Plus European products are superior in every way, shape and form.
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>>1347409
>Comparing slavs to Western whites

Ooof
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>>1347459
Europe is a continent. Product quality varies greatly from country to country. Some produce quality products. Some produce useless crap. But at least cheap crap.

Post cutie-patooties please.
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>>1347417
>I'm not a pedophile I'm just an ephebophile
>it's not racism I'm just telling it how it is
>I'm not lying it's just alternative facts
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>>1347422
How fucking retarded can you be? These pictures were very obviously staged and wanted by their subjects.
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>>1347425
Don't mind the roastie.
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>>1347406
>women who literally earn a living for being famous for being hot and having brands use them as marketing
>sharing photos of them being hot is creepy
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>>1347422
cringe

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For me, it is Sapim's CX-Ray, J-bend of course
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>>1341566
>that's objectively wrong
CX-Rays weigh 4.41g a spoke while the Aerolites weigh 4.34g a spoke. I personally don't think that little of a difference matters at all, but I wasn't wrong.
>Also wrong
To be fair, I only have anecdotal evidence of the Aerolites being more durable. That means people I know who have built wheels with both and internet forums. If you have any data, please show me and I'll gladly accept I was wrong. If your only argument is Sapim's marketing material, I'll keep believing that the Aerolites are (slightly) superior.
Pic related, an Aerolite. They're pretty tough spokes.
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>>1338326
For me, it's the 1/4"-20 bolt, hex-head of course.
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>>1342143
> not even hi-ten

you non engineer pleb brainlet leave this place
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>>1342068
How does that even happen?
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>>1342143
lol not even metric

Supposedly the Netherlands is a shining example of what biking culture should be in a country.

But 90% of people and cyclists don't even know what clipless pedals are. All their lives they've just ridden heavy steel 20 kg upright mamabikes with fat tires that top out at 20 km/h. Most people here get mad as fuck at cyclists who use roads when a terrible cobbled cycling path is available,

so did I, and I hated ycling because of it, yet I just did it like everyone else here because everyone does it

Until tonight, when for the first time in my life I put on some actual cycling gear with padded shorts, went on a smooth roadbike, with a helmet (first time in me life), with tiny tires. First I was amazed at how light the bike was (10 kg WTF). Then I felt how clipless pedals works and was even more amazed (why no one told me about them? Not even me parents knew). I just did a 20 km/h lap at 30 km/h average and it felt amazing. I sprinted once to 50 km/h and WOW. This bike is so nippy it is incredible. I was fllying through the streets. now I understand why in foreign countries every one rides more modern bicycles. Now I understand why cobbled paths SUCK.

This made me realize that in the Netherlands we are in fact very behind in cycling. The Dutch bicycle fleet is incredibly outdated and people are completely unaware of the more efficient forms of cycling. My mind is still blown at how fun this is.
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>>1347233
>5% more performance
If you don't weigh 350 pounds, going from a 25 pound bike to a 15 pound bike is actually a pretty big deal

Just because you are fat doesn't mean everyone is
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>>1347243
That graph shows Mexicans have less than 0.5% more mean weight from burgers, your point is moot.
>http://domingo7.com.mx/don-maximiliano-gana-segundo-lugar-en-una-de-las-carreras-mas-dificiles-de-mexico/
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>>1347200
i ride a sigle speed with 48t at front and my geared bike is 1x with a 53t
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>>1347233
Because lighter bikes feel better to ride.
>Mexico
Oh, so it was just poorfag cope all along.
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>>1347233
So we went from saying weight has nothing to do with the feeling of snappiness of a bike, all that matters is gearing and tires, now we're backpedaling saying
>m-muh transpo-only board!
Get a grip homegirl, lighter bikes feel snappier

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Today marks a momentous occasion for Australia. First Rail Rapid transit opened.
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>>1344234
Inb4 LNPshill blames the unions again.

Basically the budget blew out because of expanding the scope of the project, but also some unforeseen issues as well. The construction works of State Library station basically had to be redesigned due to technical challenges, there were adverse geological conditions, and more utility services had to be relocated, 93 utilities instead of the planned 86.

There were also things brought forward in the project timeline into the early works rather than main works phase. These included non-critical "Network enhancement projects" like traffic light timings, road diversions and the like around the main disruptions. The start of tunnelling works was also brought forward so that the project overall is running ahead of schedule - 2024 instead of 2025.

The total cost of the revised, larger early works phase has therefore cost $150m over budget to a total of $625m, but is currently covered with contingency funds. However as the Auditor-General states, this poses a risk of running out of contingency money in the later stages of the project.

tl;dr there was stuff that had to be unfucked, there was stuff that was done earlier than planned, but at the moment the project is mostly still on track.

Link to the report - part 4 has the info about additional works done: https://www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/melbourne-metro-tunnel-project-phase-1-early-works
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>>1344250
Oh wow that’s not too bad, I saw some newspapers shilling that it was a $2billion blowout.
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>>1344250
They already price in six figure starting salaries and the most generous conditions of any workplace from the beginning.

Blowouts will be from incompetence not graft. The incompetence comes from using Daniel Andrews union mates favoured companies which offer the biggest kickbacks.
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>two weeks since metro opened
>still no real time data

also bump
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>>1344267
I don't even know what you're trying to say, that it's not graft but incompetence but it's the unions' fault anyway.

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/big-projects-bigger-bills-massive-construction-boom-comes-at-a-cost-20190610-p51w5d.html

Interesting analysis of the actual facts here. Basically Victoria has some of the highest construction wage costs and one of the most unionised workforces but that also means higher productivity. And when wage growth is at all-time lows and there is more and more construction work being done at the same time of course unions are going to argue for, and get, higher wage increases. But when there are only 3 companies capable of taking on large infrastructure projects that's not favouring a specific company, that's a failure of the "free market" to provide competition in the first place. I still think infrastructure work like this should be nationalised and undertaken by the government itself.

Yes it's expensive, but after decades of nothing being done it's necessary to keep up with population growth because no party wants to reduce immigration when our economy is barely staving off a recession off the back of migration alone. The City Loop went 4x over budget from $125m to $500m but forty years later nobody's arguing it should never have been built.

>A 13-year study of a dozen cities found that protected bike lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road.

>Cities that build protected lanes for cyclists end up with safer roads for people on bikes and people in cars and on foot, a new study of 12 large metropolises revealed Wednesday.

>Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico discovered cities with protected and separated bike lanes had 44 percent fewer deaths than the average city.

“Protected separated bike facilities was one of our biggest factors associated with lower fatalities and lower injuries for all road users,” study co-author Wesley Marshall, a University of Colorado Denver engineering professor, told Streetsblog. “If you’re going out of your way to make your city safe for a broader range of cyclists … we’re finding that it ends up being a safer city for everyone.”

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/05/29/protect-yourself-separated-bike-lanes-means-safer-streets-study-says/

Tfw my shithole city has no protected bike lanes.
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In my opinion bike paths are very safe already.

I have never seen a car going on my bike path.
I have only experienced that cyclists got onto the road while overtaking other bikes and a car comming from behind hat to brake very hard.
But to be honest: These cyclists deserve to die anyway.

For the rest of us: Better bigger bike paths than loosing place for seperators.
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>>1342856
This. Most people don't seem to realise that the infrastructure in the Netherlands didn't just happen; there was a conscious decision to change how things were done, and a sustained program to build it. It required changes, over a period of time. It didn't get that way accidentally.
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>>1342823
kek

>>1346872
It's not like separators are particularly voluminous, they take 15-20 cm of width max. They may or may not increase actual safety, but they do increase the perception of safety, which is arguably more important if you want to get people to take their bikes.
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>>1346893
I'm actuallly getting less sure the more bikes I see on the streets.

Bike traffic is very chaotic, because cyclists don't care about rules. Still: A cyclist not caring about rules is less dangerous than a cager not caring about rules.
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>>1342823
I'd totally ride that, I'd just make sure to throw my bike in the road and myself in the river if I fuck up.

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What's a good entry level frame to start with for a single gear road/track bike? Only using it for fitness and possibly commuting.

I was looking at the 6KU FIXIE, but $199 when I'm going to remove everything except the wheels and hub seems like a lot, but maybe it's a decent start anyway? Wondering if I can save money with just buying a frame.

Also is 58cm okay for someone who is 6'3"
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>>1346335
something chromoly not hiten

sounds like maybe you'd be better off doing a conversion from a nice old road bike with horizontal dropouts if you can find one
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>>1346335
Why would you be stripping it? At 199 that is a perfdctly acceptable bicycle and the only plus you are going to get swapping out parts on a limited budget is a few badges.
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>>1346335
if you're in the US, bikesdirect sells the mercier kilo tt pro, if you want to be a track cyclist get a dolan pre cursa.
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>>1346335
Why do you want a fixed gear? Do you live in some artificially flattened hellscape?
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>>1347295
1. Fixed gears are fun even without flat
2. Some places are naturally flat

Can't see any threads specifically about Bikepacking. Anyone done much?
I've got a Whyte glencoe with panniers/handbar/frame bags. Just out of the Pic is a Hilleberg Nallo 2 gt.
Whay kinda set up you guys running?
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>>1342033
How do you prepare for bike packing? It’s essentially touring with a tent and such right? Or is it backpacking/trekking with a bike?
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>>1344000
It’s just a buzzword to sell shit to idiots
It’s bike touring
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>>1344000
Nice trips
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>>1344000
Yes
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