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Last thread hit bump limit.

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>>1643361
>>1645961

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

Come on /n/, let's at least attempt to make this one semi tolerable shall we? be nice, post pics if you need help, if you have advice give it in a calm and helpful manner, no bullying, no racism, not too much homophobia, no elitism, I mean we all love bikes right? And if we have nothing at all in common beyond that one small thing it makes us a good as brothers.
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How the fuck can you be bad at valve stems?
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>>1650093
For a while I was spending ski season out west being a ski bum, and spending the off season at my parents house working at LBS. I was tired of bike shops and wanted a change so I worked at a juice shop for a while, then they shut down cause covid so I'm on unemployment. I have a fuckton of my own bike tools though so I can still work on my own and friends/familys bikes.
>>1650097
Yes fuck continental. I've never had the problem you've described and I've inflated and replaced many tubes.
>>1649350
Not moving when you press the shift lever, or unable to move even if you push it with your hand? If you can move it with your hand but just not when you press the shift lever, you likely have too little cable tension. To set cable tension, make sure your shifter is set to the index where it's supposed to be when you're in the small ring, then pull the cable tight and tighten the pinch bolt. If you can't get it tight enough, you can manually push the derailleur outward slightly as you're tightening the pinch bolt.
If the derailleur can't move even when you push on it by hand, it could be a limit screw issue as you suggested, or maybe there's something jammed in their somewhere or it's hitting something, but I don't see anything like that in your pic.
And you mentioned chain rub. Make sure that your derailleur mount position is at the right height and the right angle.
Was this derailleur working on this bike previously?
Definitely read this https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment
Optionally read this https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-advanced-troubleshooting
Also, lube your chain and clean your bike, faggot.
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>>1649350
Also, anons who mentioned chainline might be onto something, the pic does make it look like the chain is about rubbing on the tire. Is your rear wheel in the dropouts straight? Is your frame bent or damaged at all, especially near the dropouts or on the stays (the rear part of the frame where the wheel attaches)? Did you replace the cassette with one of a different number of drivetrain speeds, or remove a cassette spacer, or do anything else that would fuck up the angle of your chain?
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>>1650039
>Those weird valve stems
presta valves are literally standard bicycle valves, BSOs use schraeder (car standard) because they're more universal
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>>1650117
fake news
woods/dunlop are the real bike valves

What does /n/ think of cycling caps? Do you wear them or has fixie kultur irredeemably stained them with cringe? Do you own any cool ones?

Me: Yes. I've always admired their fit and sleek, stylish aesthetics. The bonus 5% speed increase is a welcome bonus, plus it feels like they're fading into obscurity among the masses again.
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I'm pro-cap. I have four of them at the moment to choose from and never ride without one whether that's under a helmet or on their own.

Also, I'll add my Walz wool cap with ear flaps is a 10/10 bit of kit for skiing too.
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>>1649965
psychopathic trait
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>>1649913
with a cap I would sweat like crazy because no air gets to my head
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>>1649918
>luscious locks
>You're not bald, are you?
imagine bragging about intentionally not aeromaxxing
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>>1649808
for what purpose ?
maybe they keep a tiny amount of sun out of the eyes
but I can really think what else they do

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>Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional
Someone once said this in relation to cycling. I disagree. For anyone who truly embraces cycling, especially endurance cycling, suffering is inevitable too. Someone who truly embraces cycling, a true cyclist, will not stop simply when they reach pain. They will keep pushing themselves until they are in so much pain that suffering is no longer optional. And they will embrace that suffering. For an endurance cyclist, or any endurance athlete, heaven and hell become synonymous. To an endurance athlete, heaven is the glory in going beyond one's physical and mental limits. And hell is the suffering in doing so. The suffering is the glory.
What would be the point of cycling if it didn't involve suffering?
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>>1649862
>not eating Pecorino, a sheeps milk cheese
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oh boy, someone woke up with a craving for (you)s
yawn, hidden.
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>>1649863
No, it's not pasta, it's just the truth.
>>1649916
Just as bad.
>>1649917
>not using private browsing mode
>using private browsing mode and caring so much about this thread that you hide it only for it to come back next time you open /n/
I'm not sure which is worse.
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>>1650058
Posting the same thread on /n/ multiple times is probably the worst. What mental illness drives anon to do this?
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>>1650077
I can hit about 40 mph with a 53x11 on the flats with my road bike. I can hold this for a few miles before I burn out. I always end up running out of gearing with a 46t when in route to the trails.. I understand you think you are some eilte rider that 'knows' everything about biking but I think you are just weak as fuck.

Is gravel biking a meme?
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>>1649803
This.
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>>1649909
Fairly reasonable position but I think non-race cx bikes like the Vaya filled that area fine. And then you've got touring bikes and "endurance" road bikes. I don't think there was a vacuum.
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>>1649738
all the gravel tracks around where I live are getting paved over
dont know who for but I suspect the E bike boomers are behind this
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>>1649927
>>1649928
>your holding it wrong
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>>1650107
Stop holding it wrong.

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>>1649879
no hELMET!
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>>1649866
no
>>1649879
Cute girl, but let's see some Asian girls who are actually cyclists, not just some girl posing for a photoshoot with a bike
>>1649882
Best girl ITT. Post moar like this.
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>>1649974
When I was out for a walk yesterday, I saw a tandem where the person in front was recumbant and the person on back was on a regular saddle.
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How do I get a /n/ gf? Do i need to be fast?
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>>1650085
No, it's all about the legs, a girl does not know if you are fast or not, but they will check your calves, if muscles or veins are not showing, she will know you are a fraud.

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>go into LBS
>looking to buy all arounder
>sales guy takes me over to Pugsley
>this is the true all arounder he says
>buy the Pug, use it for commute, trails, everything
>perfect.jpg
>about 3 months later tires start to get a little thin
>get flat tire
>patch and re-inflate
>tear valve stem
>go down to LBS for new tube
>oh sorry anon we don't carry those tubes, we'll have to special order them
>should be here in 3 days anon
>3 days!?!
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>>1650089
>we don't carry those tubes,
What? Stop going to that shitty shop man
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You got memed hard mein brudder. You should have come to us before buying, not a salesman. Then you would have known the truth which is that a $100 OTS is peak bike
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>responding to copy / pasta
Nobody should be buying a Pugsley anymore. Too many compromises / eccentricities to accommodate building them around 135 mm hubs which was all that was available when they first came out.
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>>1650089
>ruben
lol Jew got Jew'd.

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Today I saw this incredibly small sailboat Despite being so small ir still felt too low and sleek for its size I mean the thing looks like a miniaturized j-class hull. Anyway i thought it was cool and as long as it's floaty and the keel is long enough it's seaworthiness shouldn't be a problem I guess. Ever seen something like it? Also post cool sailboats

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"Both easier and harder than I thought it'd be" edition

Welcome to the /gag/ - /gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome.
Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum, no nudes. Bikefags not allowed :^)

Previous Thread: >>1617108
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>>1649411
The armrests next to the window come up if you press the button on the bottom side of it to give your gigantic ass a little more room ;^)
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>>1647287
join the Air Force reserve and have them pay for it
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Crj200 vs E-145

Go
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Student pilot about to get my first medical.
I have no real concerns but I have heard some odd advice on alcohol and wanted to confirm. Do I really pretend I have never consumed alcohol? I definitely drink, but would it cause unnecessary harm to say I might have a drink on special occasions? To me, I would feel like I would raise suspicion if I just flat out said I have never had a drink before.
Thanks for any advice.
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>>1650012
Say that you drink occasionally if they ask you about it otherwise keep your mouth shut.

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Tandem edition

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>>1642422

If you want recs on used bikes, post local craigslist & height &budget
Due to bike shortages it's kind of pointless recommending specific new models. If you have options, post em for hot takes.

General advice for new bikes
avoid 7 speed. avoid cheap suspension. avoid alloy/hiten forks.
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>>1650029
If you have decent core strength and flexibility you'll be fine.
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What's the decisioning on front suspension vs front+rear suspension? Looking for a bike to ride rocky mountain trails. Some of them have been traversable on a gravel bike, but it's very difficult and kills the wrists.
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>>1650054
I got a new HT, to see if id like the sport/hobby. Which i do, so i plan on riding this HT til next year/season, and then upgrading to a FS.
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>>1650054
Basically the terrain you ride and your ability to recover from maximum bone shaking determines if a hardtail is right for you. Remember that rear suspension can really help with a lot of things on mtb terrain, both uphill and downhill, and many full suspension bikes have very efficient pedaling platforms to the point where the hardtail might actually feel slower than the full suspension on Rocky trails. I think that high end full suspension seems to fit most people better than high end hardtail, but if a gravel bike riding your trails is even a wild possibility, then a hardtail of any kind should be plenty bike for your trail
For the record I have both a hardtail and full suspension bike, modern and over 3 grand, the hardtail is both really niche and really versatile, it’s great for doing many different kinds of riding but it’s hard to find the perfect terrain for it, I still end up riding it much more often
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Any germans here to tell me a word or two about fixie inc?

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Japanese engineering is overrated
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>>1650080
>Japan is overrated
ftfy
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>>1650080
It has no soul.
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baka
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>>1650087
Not only are Class 800s soulless but they don't work either

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>duude reflectors and lights are sooooo uncool, only grandmas don't take all of that shit off as soon as they are out of the bike shop
>wtf why did he hit me in the middle of the night, couldn't he SEE me?
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>this thread again
If you seriously reply to OP you are new and gay.
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>>1650045
I like lights.
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>>1650061
I like lights but I love reflectors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi_Tp1H9CDs
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I like lights and reflectors.

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What do you all think about traffic circles?
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how do you like this?
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>>1649869
So much I don't understand! What's that in the middle: foundations of an old building in the middle of the intersection? Is that a shadow of an old road to the left? What are all the flags? As for the traffic design I don't know how else you would handle a five-way intersection.
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>>1650034
I'm guessing the center is some sort of remnant of a socialist era park. Very typical that they would pour concrete sections of inhuman proportions with a few benchs scattered across and then break them up with a few carefully arranged trees and shallow pools, potentially with a fountain in the middle. Really ugly architecture as far as parks go.
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>>1649480
heh, thats Chlodwigplatz in Cologne, Germany. I happen to live next to it. In fact, I can look at this particular roundabout from my study. The roundabout is fine.

The roundabout only has three exits for traffic. The northern exit through a pedestrian zone is only for one bus line that is southbound. The east-west road is limited to 30 kph so there is no big problem with the zebra crossings. As nobody wants to u-turn using the roundabout, the only cars blocked when the tram goes through the roundabout are cars coming from east that are southbound.

Just moved to this neighbourhood and as this is pedestrian-heaven, it is a very sensible solution all things regarded.
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>>1649480
>tram goes through the middle of the roundabout
uhm hello kino department

I miss this livery like you wouldn't believe

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>>1564149
Be me bout 10 years back.
Take wife to get nails done.
She tells nail lady I work for uncle Pete's railroad.
Nail lady ask if I heard about the sani flush accident in Madera.
Shit yeah we all heard about it.
Find out the one who survived was her hubby.
Fucked up neck, back and leg.
Small world.
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>>1646708
nightmare fuel
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AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN
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>>1649970
the carriages scrunched up together like that looks like an accordian

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I've flown on various airlines, have taken Amtrak across the country (and flew back), have done two cross-country road trips...but have never been on a Greyhound bus.

What's it like? Is it really mostly felons, creeps, and minorities? Are there any routes that are worthwhile?

I read online if you want to take a bicycle with you that you have to box it first. I was looking forward to planning a trip, but when I read that, it was a deal-breaker. Maybe I'll reconsider at some point.

There was also going to be a 3 hour transfer -- a layover, essentially. But the price of the ticket for economy was just $41. That's pretty sweet since if I drove, I'd need at least 4-5 fill-ups and they'd cost $20-30 a piece, I haven't paid attention to fuel prices since I haven't been taking my car anywhere lately.

What are dealbreakers for you, currently? What would make you travel on a Greyhound? What would you improve? What would you keep the same? Why can't this country have quality bus transportation?
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>>1649702
I guess we just had different experiences at different bus stations. The Large one in Los Angeles was the worst one I've been to.
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Greyhound is dead. It's an anachronism now.

It was just a 50-year stepping stone to assuage the loss of the interurbans. The cities hadn't totally emptied out, and the average family owned less than the 2.5 cars of today. Nowadays, there's no use for grayhound. City-to-city bus service just has no place in the contemporary US. There's not even a customer base. That time is gone and likely won't ever return.
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>>1649507
Greyhound fucking sucks. The people are either complete trailer trash, or students. I used it occasionally when I was the latter. The "people" you have to share the bus with are rude and loud. The wifi is slow and interrupts your browsing to show ads.
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>>1649991
I live about 3 miles from a pair of cities with a total population of ~80k and the only transit there are local buses that inadequately serve the cities and their suburbs, and 3 train stations with direct service to the largest city in the state. No long-distance services of any kind; gotta take that regional train into the city for those. Consider yourself lucky you actually have Greyhound service going further than 40 miles
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About 3 years ago I was delighted to find a Greyhound route between a medium Georgia town I lived in and a medium North Carolina town about 60 miles past my destination. Great I thought, I'll just get the driver to drop me off on the side of the road and then wave him down a few days later just like back in the 1970's. But they don't do that anymore. Also you can't really hitch hike anymore either. The culture has changed.




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