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/bbg/ - Bike Buy General

Post what kind of riding you will be doing, your height, inseam if you know it, budget, and other relevant details about yourself and your needs, along with a link to your local Craigslist bike page.

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I posted this in the wrong thread, so here it is again.

Any thoughts on the Marin Nicasio RC?
https://www.marinbikes.com/bikes/2019-pavement-fitness-transit-beyond-road-nicasio-rc

Are internal gears and belt drives just a meme? I'm looking for something to get me to work, and something that can take on gravel roads. I know about proper gravel bikes, but I don't feel comfortable on drop bars, and like sitting upright when I ride.
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>>1303866
>all on road
Just get a Sora-equipped road bike from a major manufacturer, plus some fenders and misc. stuff you'll need.
Unless your roads are shit, then you should get a road bike that can fit wider tires, but I've no idea if they're called CX, all road, gravel, endurance, rando, or something else this week.
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>>1303868
If you're planning to go up actual hills, derailleurs are better. For commuting, IGH + belt is god-tier.
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>>1303868
>Are internal gears and belt drives just a meme?
Yes

>I don't feel comfortable on drop bars
People generally spend most of the time on the hoods of the brake levers, which I feel holds the wrist in a much more natural position than flat bars. Most "gravel" bikes are going to have a fairly upright positioning compared to a typical road bike. Even on a road bike, you can generally go from almost fully upright to full aero tuck on the same bike, especially if you go one frame size down.
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>>1303871
Roads are likely to be fine anywhere I'd take it out besides me commute, so that isn't a concern.
As an aside, what's /n/'s verdict on using a plain road bike for consecutive long stretches/touring? Nothing longer than a week.

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Useful means of transportation or just a meme?
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>>1303600
It's hilarious watching chinks and pahjeets crash them.
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My country government is currently trying to integrate these bullshit scooters and "hoverboards" into traffic laws. Can't wait for clueless tourists to criss cross sidewalks and bike paths uncontrollably. Innovations are supposed to make roads less of a war zone, not more of a war zone.
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>>1303604
>Meme. They'll be forgotten in 5 years.
This.
Sooner than that even.
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I suppose it depends on where you live but here in San Jose they are totally amazing.
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So far the only people who seem to use them in my city are tourists and zoomers

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alright this might be a complete mistake but gonna try this anyway.

Discuss anything related to infrastructure (roads, bridges, railways, waterways, trails, etc)
Try to stay on on topic, decent rule of thumb is discussion about specific vehicles of transportation are better suited to other generals (or boards) but talking about any building/structure that is relevant in transportation is fair game
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>>1303772
You know I heard an interesting concept a while back. What it boils down to is that if you need to increase capacity between two points, traffic flow is slightly better if you split the additional capacity between multiple routes rather than increasing it only on one route.
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More limited-access highways, less freeways.

>>1303755
>unpopular
Not so unpopular here.
>no more roads should be built
> focussed on maintaining the existing roads, and where possible and beneficial, replace existing roads with rail
Maintain existing capacity. Replace existing roads with roads further out regionally, and mass transit locally. More bypass and ring roads.

>>1303772
Where, and how are what make it not fine.
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>>1303755
hear, hear.
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>>1303755
Kinda agree
I'm in favor for building things like better interchanges, longer on/off ramps, basically anything that improves traffic flow also bit of a history tangent but there are a lot of old U.S. highways that got abandoned when the interstate was built and maybe it's just nostalgia talking but I would mind if they where reincorporated back in the system.
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>>1303790
One of the problems with my I-35C idea is that TX-360 currently has a lot of traffic jams due to poor ramp design, on and off ramps meeting each other, and a bad interchange (currently being replaced) between I-30 and TX-360.

A lot of traffic jams could be alleviated by increasing the distance where possible of lanes ending, having better merging points and encouraging motorists to merge when the lane ends and not earlier.

A lot of improvements don't necessarily mean adding more lanes, sometimes simpler work can do wonders.

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Please help me identify year and model (approximate) of a bike. Still looking for frame number on it. It is a Batavus B, vintage.
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>>1300982
if it's a Sturmey-Archer hub it will have the date
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more like shitavus
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>>1300982
what saddle is that?
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>>1300982
You did look under the BB and on the inside of the chainstays, the inside of the downtube and the inside of the top tube, right?
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Judging by the looks, I'd put it in the early 60's. Late 60's, Batavus had a more modern font on their logo, and pre-1960's, you'd have a much thicker IGH.

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Eternal Bumplimit of the Velo Mind Edition.

The old thread has been terrible for lile three weeks. Resume your circle jerk here.
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>>1303761
damn dude are you actually gay
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Last form of bso before i strip it down, paint it and install the new old components
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>>1303836
>combining an old MTB frame with a long, flipped stem and drop bars
>scooting the saddle all the way forward on a straight seatpost to compensate
Just fuck my geometry up, senpai.
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>>1303848
i find it comfy tho
although i would like a shorter stem to be honest
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>>1303861
I think it's the old, non-modern bars. Swap that out for a modern compact drop bar and switch the hoods over. You'll then be able to use the current stem and push the seat back a few cm.

You'll be a bit more upright and it'll be more comfy. A new set of drop bars is 30-50 dollars and 10 bucks for new wraps.

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>he's an adult and he still rides the bus
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>>1303793
projecting your own financial issues onto other people hm? that's a new one

enjoy working twice as much while living in a low hdi shithole
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>>1303797
Thanks for reminding me, I need to take antihistamine for my allergies every day!
Love you too, have a great day Anon! <3
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>>1303839
>lives in a 3rd world country
>knows nothing better
>thinks he's """well off""" because he has a bus to ride
well I guess it's all a matter of perspective isn't it? Beats walking to your ditch-digger job I suppose.
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>>1303798
How is driving around your parents mini van any where close to having prestige or power
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>>1303793
>>1303850
>$100k income is considered poor because cost of living is astronomical
>work culture is so fucked up that everyone works 60 to 80 hour weeks and don't take vacations
>car is a necessity to living
>gets shot
Wow, I should immediately try moving into this paradise. Give up my 4 weeks of vacation, 40 hour work weeks, safety, and working public transit. For a few shekels more that I can't actually use because I would be working the entire time.

Looking at getting a motorbike, but during the winter there won't be any room in the garage to store it.

What are my options?
I might be able to talk the wife into letting me stick a shed on the side of the house, but I'm not actually sure there's enough space.
Will a proper waterproof bike cover be ok for storing it in the shitty winter months while the family car is kept safe in the garage?
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>>1303223
/thread

now fuck off to >>>/o/
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Just get a basic cover and stick it outside man, it's not a big deal. They are made to be outside. The only thing you should do is looking into winterizing it correctly so the fluids (oil, coolant, brake fluid, fuel, etc...) don't age and fuck up your bike or so you don't develop flat spots on the tires from extended periods of not moving.
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>>1303175
can you not fit the bike in front of the car in the garage? I was able to do that and I thought my garage was tiny
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>>1303348
euro garage with a large car for kids and dogs
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>>1303316
This. If you have a bike with a carb then be sure to start it and let it run for about 5-10 min, rev the engine a bit to flush build-up once a month or so. You'll still want to clean the carb after winter but this will make your life easier if it's not being used for more than 3-4 months.

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>Do I hate cars? Of course I do!
>Don't you hate cars too, bro?
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>>1303844
>he knows way too much about reddit
YOU HAVE TO GO BACK
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>>1303811
>Chad
>being a slave to the news in the oil and auto industry
>not wanting to fuck you gf on the bus like it's a Japanese hentai
Good God and you call us incels.
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>>1303849
>seething fringe element
>has never had live pussy, ever
>never going to make it
why even live?
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If you idiots aren’t going to report these flagrant low-effort shillposts/shitposts, your board deserves to die, desu.
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>>1303859
oh no now I am scared

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Would you rather win the TDF or have a cyclist gf?
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>>1303743
i saw more than 6 lines of text and didn’t read any of it lmao
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Having a cyclist as a friend would not be good, because then you would be in constant competition with her. If she is even better, you can get into the complexes quickly. That does not do the male ego well.

Better to get out of the way in competitive areas. A physicist and a lawyer can marry well, but two physicists encounter problems more quickly.
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People who win the TDF are roided animals, and I do not envy them in the slightest. Gimme dat gf.
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>>1303754
Men and women race separate though I don’t see the problem
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>>1303471
>>1303754
>>1303764
Moar plz

Who is /n/'s true bikefu?
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>>1303426
I see, thank you.
That does seem rather silly.
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>>1303015
80s Jacquie Phelan was toppest qt. Nowadays though, noway! Jacquie Phelan went from toppest tier MTB qt to unwashed old hippie. I read somewhere Jennifer Aniston used to be a NYC messenger back in the day when she was 19. If it comes to top tier present day cycling instathots, I vote clippedinandfree, unicorncycling, and pedalingheroine.
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>>1303475
Ridiculous getup. She's lucky she found cycling otherwise she'd be a stripper or a prostitute.
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>>1303015
rigid 90s mtb ftw

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last thread: >>1299630

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

Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
https://booksdescr.com/item/detail/id/1444747

If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, ask in >>>/n/bbg
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>>1303792
I do both, sweat isn't a problem outside
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>>1303818
I would of course just tell him to Ebay the part and double check with Specialized re: compatibility but there are a lot of LBS's who don't rape you on the parts/labor combination.

I know this because I did something similarly doofy this winter on ice (bent both chainrings) and had to replace my front crankset.

The LBS quoted me under 100 for BB and Crankset + installation. Plus they adjusted everything and it ran smooth after with little hassle.

He could probably do the job for 70 himself if he ebays a used crankset and a standard shimano BB and gets the tools from his bike coop.
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>>1303639
>>1303712

Try the soapy water trick, get yourself a spritzer bottle of soapy water and spray around the bead or wherever the bead isn't seating properly. Then re-install and inflate and hopefully it should be lubricated enough to snug itself in. Sometimes its a bit of trial and error.
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Thanks to anon for recommending https://banjobrothers.com/collections/rack-top-bags/products/rack-top-bag as a "small rack top bag" in the previous thread. However, it's quite pricey in EU. Does anybody know of any alternatives?
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>>1303855
check out Planet x

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No such thing as too much parking edition.
Canadian urban """planning""" subedition.

Old thread: >>1285314
Current thread: >>1294317
Future thread: ????????
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Is suburban-ization sustainable? Read the filename.
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>>1303106
Not in its current form, no.

I swear the midwest has the worst sprawl despite the south getting the most attention.
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>>1303106
We need mixed use
Someone save us from the boomers, I don't want to wait 30 years for them to all go
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>>1303106
what godforsaken shithole is that?
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>>1303838
i'm european, i've never been to the US, and i even i recognized cleveland there.

>>1303106
>Is suburban-ization sustainable?
of course not, but we all know that. we also know that it's pointless to discuss it because we're long past the point of no return for the US. it's over. the damage cannot be undone anymore, and even if it could, there is absolutely no interest nor intent to undo it.

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rrrrkaChunk

Is there a more satisfying sound?
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>>1303715
see
>>1302782
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>>1303064
>mouth breathers whose higher brain functions completely shut down in the presence of attractive females
How's that two-digit IQ working for you, Beavis?
Most of us go outside because we like being outside instead of imitating a hamster in a cage running on a wheel (i.e. putting your bike on a trainer, just turning pedals).

Do you even ride?
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>>1303071
TT/Tri bikes have shifters like those and there's nothing retarded about them.
Some road riders use bar-end shifters exactly like those instead of integrated levers. Nothing retarded about that either.
40 year old downtube shifters? Yeah, they're retarded.
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>>1303833
I just said they could switch between friction and indexed shifting bub, I never called them retarded.
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>>1303833
>40 year old downtube shifters? Yeah, they're retarded.
Only if you show up to a race with them and try to convince everyone that they're better for some reason.

I fully acknowledge that downtube shifters are outdated tech that is worse than integrated in absolutely every way, from a functionality standpoint.
I have 2 road bikes with downtube shifters.
Why? Cause I like them. And also because I like the looks of other riders when I show up at the highest peak in my area with my 80s steel road bike.

Why are british steam engines so much classier than the obese American ones? Of course this board is full of Americans so there is more bias for American steam
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>>1303731
>What would happen if you combined US locomotive design with UK locomotive design?

always though a lot of engines out of Montreal Steam Works had a bit of British flair
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>>1303759
I dont see any british flair in anything that was used by the CN. The CPs Royal Engines had it though
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>>1303731 probably a really classy [yet small] Challenger Type. That or an oversized burly Garrett
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>>1303759
A lot of the eastern streamliners were this nice in-between of the utilitarian American giants and the elegant British designs. The NW 611 is, IMO, one of the best-looking American locomotives ever made.
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>>1303759
I don't know anon, there's no darts on the smokebox door, plus the uk had a thing for belpaire fireboxes.
This Australian locomotive is probably the sort of hybrid that would appear for a 4-8-4 arrangement. Got more of a British look than the Hudson in your pic.

Realistically speaking, would it be feasible to simply bury all downtown roads in a city, so that the surface will be reserved for cyclists/pedestrians?
(not in the dumb Elon Musk way, but rather just have all major streets built over)
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>>1299049
>Enjoy your empty centre.
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>>1299028
what kind of fucking delusional fringie moron are you? did you escape from a mental institution?
>even more insane than the typical fringie
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lmao, triggered the one and only fringie poster and didnt even need to say 'cager'
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>>1299891
It takes a special kind of stupid to go against the terminology universally agreed upon by the people that design and build these things.
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>>1299891
It's a tunnel. A cut and cover tunnel. Now stop being a faggot.


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