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>>1639760
>clearly a fairly new $99 walmart tier aluminium trashbike
you reckon? Why?
I don't think a wallmart bike would have a brake bridge canti stop because it'd be designed for vs
that alone dates it like 20 years+
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>>1639639
not enough for a real upgrade, but something roughly equivalent to what you already have would be good as a backup. you didn't say what kind of bike you have so can't help you on specifics.
>>1639646
hyperinflation or no, things are going to get really fucked up in the industry over the next year or so due to shortages of everything and commodity prices skyrocketing. prices will go up much more than they already have. so I think it makes sense to get the best bike that you can get now, and stockpile consumables.
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What do you think of this? £225
Has some minor wear and tear, the usual scratches and little dinks, but otherwise looks pretty solid.
Kino AF paint job, all original including tyres although the bikes LX specs are mid range at bes. Anyone know anything about these bikes? Is it worth a punt?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-Diamond-Back-Ascent-Ex-Retro-Classic-Vintage-19-5/254696128680
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>>1639779
Point is it ain't no Orange and it ain't 30 years old, if it was anything worthwhile you'd just buy decals for that brand.
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>>1639459
GCN was decent when they started out. Around the time Si left they went full shilling

We finally have a sticky, edition.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mfJknMp1KS2W8lOFB36nl6uJOjpAVIkm/view

Had to put the document on Google Drive since pastebin is gay and wouldn’t let me post it publicly there.

Most of the credit goes to the other tug guy who wrote most of the guide, I just added the links at the end.
If anyone has anything that needs to be added, or if the eurofags have input for getting foreign jobs please feel free to post, and we can add to the document.
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>>1639623
They let you fly a drone while they were doing crane ops?
>>1638925
How the heck are we even supposed to survive a capsize? Just hope you're lucky and out on deck when she starts to roll over? Capsizing legitimately terrifies me, I'd rather deal with a fire at this point.
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>>1639706
It'll be alright, buddy. I was just reading the bio of the chef's body they found. This stuff breaks my heart and I'm not even in the maritime industry.
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>>1639712
Cap'n explained it to me once but i forgot why you cant fly drones during crane ops.
I think one of those dudes crashed and almost slammed it into an AB or something
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>>1638989
yes
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>>1639712
As long as I don't fly it over or near other ships and don't bother the cranes or operations they don't seem to give a fuck

>never have to bleed brakes again
>dual pistons make braking just as good as hydraulic
>use lighter levers making the whole system lighter
>can be used with flat mount frames

Where will you be when cable discs take over?
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>>1639427
Just get Shimano brakes if you want hassle free hydraulic disc brakes.
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>>1639681
maybe if you are pinching penny's
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The BB7s are still better than all the dual pistons ones. No idea why. Maybe because the ball bearings are better?
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>>1639821
>Maybe because the ball bearings
BINGO!
Ball bearings will always rule over bushings over high load low rotation situations. It is why you have bearings on your fork and not bushings
Also it is called BB7 because of ball bearings and Paul Klampers are king because of the oversize bearings and hardened race.
BB5 just cashes in on the name and is the same kind of shitty bushing type garbage as in the OP.
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>>1639436
How often do you think hyd discs need bleeding?

>You cannot bring your bike in sir

>no bike racks anywhere

Why do businesses do this?
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>>1639736
this

NEVER LEAVE NICE BIKES OUTSIDE, LOCKED UP OR OTHERWISE, IN TOWNS OR CITIES WHERE BLACKS OR VERY VERY POOR WHITES CAN BE FOUND.

I ride this fun but shitty old beater to the shops or into town, I ride my nice bikes to the trails or on summer trips to country pubs where they'll never be more than a few feet away from at least one of us.
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>>1639735
>>im talking about theft dumbass
>posts a picture from Finland
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>>1639796
Yes, a picture of how it should be, a country that has unrideable conditions for half a year still somehow gets bike infrastructure right.
>>1639736
>ride my nice bike around because it feels nice
>out of water and deadass thirsty
>luckily right there is a grocery store that I can quickly slip into and buy a bottle
>syke, the only feasible place I can secure the bike to is a lamp post across the street
And that's how you lose a customer.
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>>1639828
>unrideable conditions
t. doesn't ride
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>>1639731
idk maybe they worry about dirt and grime coming inside
but even my local bike shop sopped letting bikes in to the foyer

Reminder that road bikes destroy your body
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>fast
>comfortable

Choose 1.
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>>1639033
>>1639034
stay fat weak and slow, unracer
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>>1639758
i make you seethe. you will never be free of this hate.
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>>1639757
Choose 2: e-bike.
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I have an old road bike and i have to agree. I only enjoy seeing the countryside and maybe getting a bit of muscle in the calves, it's too uncomfortable mostly.

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I'm 6'5 and 330lbs and would like to get into biking since I'm moving to a city. what kind should I be looking for in my local used market
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Get a Surly. Long Haul Trucker is probably your best bet.
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>>1638740
PS at your height I would go for 62 or 64 cm frame and get 700c wheels. As long as you get 36 spoke wheels you’ll be fine on 700c, paired with like a 700x40 tire you’ll be set and you can roll over most stuff. I’d go for LHT over cross check as it’s a little more stout and vertical dropouts plus lower bottom bracket are both things you will probably value at your size, even if you don’t know it yet.
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>>1638032
>330lbs
>>>/fit/
Lose some weight first or you'll kill any bike you buy, and wreck your crotch in the process.
Not even kidding, not even bullying, dead serious.
I'm 6'4" and even at 250 pounds (MANY years ago now!) I was hideously uncomfortable and would have spokes break all the time.
If you still insist on getting a bike now, get a cargo bike, something meant to take a heavy load.
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Hard tail mtb. Learn to true wheels.
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>>1638589
if you are that height and weight and do eat that much every day then you're humble bragging and do exercise quite a bit. it's unbecoming.

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>blocks you're path
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>>1631356
nothing personal kid
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>>1631356
>Excuse me, Mr. DHL, you're in I'm way.
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>>1638834
dont care lmao
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OOPS!
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Anyone else agree monorails are the best mode of transportation?
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>>1635998
Because it triggered some cluster Bs here once.
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>>1626840
Why not monorail?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=jc-0uVcsDrE
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Gimballed, high-speed suspension trains when?
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Is it the ultimate ki/n/o?
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>>1637320
What's up with the clocks mounted on the base of the columns? Just a nice way for people to tell the time?
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>>1637435
Public clocks were pretty common until watches became affordable.
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>>1628605
What's the point? Is it just to look cool and nice?
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>>1637707
It was a trial of a new method of transportation and it wasn't really successful, but the relative uniqueness makes it interesting for tourists and therefore for locals as well.
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Monorail is best form of transportation
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>>1634211
who is the biggest buyer of transportation products? Governments.

Do you really think its a coincidence that most french trains are made by alstom, most german trains by siemens, spanish by talgo and caf, etc etc?
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They got rid of the monorail in Sydney so it must be shit
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>>1633679

How cheap is suspended monorail to build/operate compared to elevated rail or even standard gauge metro?
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>>1637402
This is hard to estimate because it's usually build in an urban environment. Monorail is usually only half the cost. Ten times cheaper then underground metro. But elevated rail got more capacity. The main benefit is in construction time, Also monorail is less intrusive.

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Who here has two bikes for two specific purposes?

I'm one of those who was originally looking for a 'gravel bike' because I wanted a bike that would serve me well as a commuter and as a recreational bike, but the truth is I learned that if you want to do two different things you need two different tools, and so I got a road bike which I commuter'd up and a 90's mountain bike which I gravel'd up.

It was without a doubt the best cycling related decision I ever made, and the benefits go way beyond simply having two bikes that each fulfill their alloted roles perfectly.

>I can keep my commuter bike set up for winter longer
in the UK we have rain all fucking year so instead of removing fenders, switching tyres etc I just leave that bike winter ready most of the year, if we get a hot spell then I might slap the licks on and pull the fenders off, but I used to do that shit several times a year and it was a ball ache.

>Spare bike
if one bike dfevelopes an issue I always have the opther bike, it's not happened too often, once I had a puncture which I discovered as I was leaving the house for work so I just hopped on my mtb and fixed it when I got home, another time my mtb chain snapped, no worries,. I removed the fenders and other shit from my road bike, stuck the treaded tyres on and too that gravel riding and it was surprisingly decent, although it did make me appreciate and miss the 1990's mtb geometry of my samba.

So fuck trying to get one bike to do everything, just get a bike for every need. Pic related is just there for the keks.
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I have 2, a race bike and a commuter road bike. Sometimes when i dont have much stuff to take with me i treat myself and ride the race bike to work. I dont feel like i need any more even though bike industry marketing tells me if i spend another 9k or something i could have a 1kg lighter bike and it would be so worth it.

Whenever i feel like that i just ride my steel commuter with alu mudguards and it makes the race bike feel super lightweight and fast by comparison and i fall in love with rising it again.
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>>1634808
t. dutchie
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1 road bike for road stuff
1 mountain bike for more casual city rides
1 ebike for commuting
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The meme is dying.
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>>1639822
How does it feel now, having gotten rid of the suspension seatpost?

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I am going on a 100km tommorrow and I havnt done a ride like this in a long time. Has anybody got good suggestions for keeping my fuel up along with about 3 cereal bars (about 550 cal).
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>>1639717
I have a feeling spaghetti is the way, but idk how to have it warm
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>>1639251
Snickers are good if it isn't so hot out they melt. I like chewy cereal bars, and sometimes i stop at the DQ and get a mini blizzard
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>>1639258
Where the hell do you keep those?
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>>1639275
Jumex, nectar of the gods. 60c a can here in the us. Id put it in my bideon. I mix a sweet bottle....ice, electrolyte fizz tab and Minute Maid to go with an ice water bottle.
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Update by op, I did pretty decent and was averaging about at least 25km an hour for the first half of the ride but I dropped in speed for the last 30km, I think I can point out that it was not bringing along any energy drinks/coffee so I am def gonna have to have a coffee stop for my next ride

Using turbine engines at low speed and altitude just to accelerate is extremely inefficient, and those catapults can be powered by renewable energy too. Imagine the fuel savings.
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>>1639671
Commercial airliners should really just stay at high altitudes and have blimp supported landing pads, then use cable pulled elevators to raise passengers from ground level
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>>1639671
A brazilian airplane page made a video using the Flight Simulator, he got an almost vertical takeoff in a Cessna by increasing the wind speed a lot.
Not viable but interesting.

There are many ways to assist takeoff but none of them seem to work in giant aircraft that well.
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I'm convinced there's not problem too difficult to solve by just throwing renewable energy at it.
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>>1639733
Somewhat related:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ1ekkOca5A

>>1639740
You are homosexual, there's no point in hiding it.
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>>1639674
but imagine all the jobs

How much faster are clipless pedals for a non-professional road cyclist?
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>>1639046
Yes they are nicer. I have clipless for my road bike and flats for my everyday bike. The flats are more convenient but it definitely isn't as nice when spinning at a high cadence because the feet slip around.
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Things I've used in the past (no longer):
Nothing-at-all, Spd, Time Atac, Power Grips, toe clips & straps.

Things I use regularly:
Look Keo, flat w/ pins, flat w/ fixed-style straps.

>>1639048
>clipless is not for going faster, is for having better control over the bike
You go faster.
Mostly it's from a change in shoe construction. Cycling shoes have a stiff/very stiff nylon or carbon fiber sole plate/shank. It's the part you see on road shoes, but mountain shoes have it too, under the rubber sole.
If you've ever rode a bike wearing boots (winter commuting, etc), you've likely experienced the same effect.

>>1639069
>>1639070
When I commute via bike, I use road clipless on an old Miyata that's now a fixed gear.

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>>1639050
clip less pedals require a bit to much adjustment to be suited to casual use
maybe casuals do not ride far enough or hard enough to notice ill fitting
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>>1639051
You can do that with proper platform pedals with good studs, like the one in OP
If you have the studs set right and not dulled then it will just stick to your shoes
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>>1639338
>they're a little safer because during hard or very high cadence efforts your feet can't slip off the pedals
Literally the main reason I use clipless and what I always tell everyone if they ask.
So many people go into this with the gotcha attitude where they want to catch me buying and using these things for no reason.
I just say that it's one less thing to worry about on multi hour rides when your feet stay on the pedals.




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