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I was fishing I was hidden in the trees about 10 steps away from my bicycle. Random arab boy aged 9-12 came from brushes near my bicycle with eyes directly on my bike practically licking his lips. I came out from the trees, he looked surprised at sight of me, panicked and started asking me directions. LoL.

I did not have locks since i was just few steps away from my bicycle.

I either take 0 locks and stay within sight of my bicycle all the time or I take:

1 x Kryptonite New York chainlock
2 x Nameless brand large U-Locks

Any similar experiences with thieves? What is your lock setup?
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I retract my earlier take but ten speeds are definitely not a thing of the past dude. My Sequel is a ten speed and it's brand new.
Sure but a 26 mtb already has plenty wide gearing. Wheelsets... yeah you are probably right. I love mine since I don't get flats, it rolls fast enough, and it soaks up the 3rd world tier bumps we have.

I have ridden 28's on my bike trail. It's amazing how much 1.9in or 45mm(ish) tires do to soak up the impacts.
2 years ago I bought a front wheel for 5usd.
araya hub and trek rims(I think) from the local dubious bike part hoarder.
I live in a west coast metropolis where tons of people lived here in the 90's, so that helps a lot.
Bicycles have to be in exceptionally bad condition before they do not work 'well' to a layman.
I'm not hearing you say you tried to overhaul the hubs on those wheels and what condition the bearing surfaces actually are in.

My standard is just higher than most but then again you do very often have normies get on a modern new/newish bike and be 'amazed!' at how smooth/efficient it is. The same feeling can be had with any bicycle, it is not magic.

'ten speed' traditionally means 5 speed with a double chainset.
Nothing wrong with boat anchors, If you lube the bearings up and put some balloon tires on it, a 16kg/35lbs bike still rides plenty nice. But then again, I weigh 90kg and regularly load up my bike with 20 to 30kg of groceries, so the boat anchor doesn't feel like much.
certainly but that doesn't change the fact that a lighter bike is incredible

Infrastructure costs edition.
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In this thread: gullible fools who watched one not just bikes video and now think they're genius urban planning experts when they're actually just empty headidly parroting the fascistic rhetoric of the WEF
I'm convinced a large majority of internet content posted by "urbanists" is part of a planned scheme to destroy cities and make pro-bike and pro-transit people look bad
do realize that you're not going to actually decide on policy as a planner, if you actually want to change things this can be very frustrating.
ah yes wanting to go back to city design as it was 100 years ago is a WEF globohomo conspiracy
I despise YIMBYs. I don't disagree with the basic idea that we need more housing, and I support the construction of more public housing, but the YIMBY "movement" in my area has basically been reduced to a bunch of shut-in internet addicts rabidly supporting any project that these wealthy developers put forward. There's zero critical thinking involved in their political stances, just blind ignorance. Historical preservation is really important and should be a factor in site selection, IMO. Manhattan and Hong Kong aren't places we want to be emulating.

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These faggots should be strictly restricted to class F airspace, with well defined dimension and NEVER EVER LEFT OUT, sick and tired of avoiding them. Yesterday while flying a personal Cessna 310 from a buddy of mine and 3 weeks ago on the Dash 8 with the small airliner I fly for.
>23 year old co pilot
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keep fantasizing coward, i'm sure good things will come to you
I dont want him to die in a crash i like his videos

Just feels like its fate desu
where's the sky horse?
>Can hold more than one person (girlfriend/friends)
>Can achieve far higher top speeds
>Has cabin climate control so you aren't freezing your face off even with a snow fox and ski goggles
>Actually good for getting from one airport to another
>Proven engineering track-record, don't have to worry about some fucktard building the motor and it failing on me over the ocean
I'd far sooner save up to buy a cessna than one of these dangerous little things. I'll give you that they're neat, but the sky was designed for airplanes. Ask a friend who owns a cessna for a ride in it a single time over the mountains or the desert and I guarantee you'll change your mind in a heartbeat.
>omg low G!!!!
>pulling 4G in a spiral dive with a tandem paraglider
You don't know how to have fun

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Let's talk bicycle lights.

What are you using front and rear?

Let's shill and shit on each other over cheap LEDs.
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2 21700 flashlights mounted on my bars and a headlamp if im riding trails in the dark
>dynamo light space
As in, the products in general, tard.
>car horn
I've learned that the best way to deal with drivers, aside from signalling and making eye contact to confirm awareness, is to not interact with them at all. They're children who get petty and deadly if you look at them wrong.
Additional visibility, especially from the side. I like tires with reflective side walls or reflective rim stickers if your bike uses disc brakes. The orange pedal reflectors are surprisingly effective. People have a much easier time noticing moving objects.

I use the above and removed the front and rear reflectors.
i have a light thats not charged on front, nothing on rear. i just ride without lights
Front light: Serfas
Rear light: Garmin Varia

what is the cheapest way to maintain and take care of an ebike?

like if i want to be able to replace everything myself without bike shops or needing specific brands
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it’s dead
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Ebay. The parts are genetic and these resellers put their own propriety plugs usually. Walmart's home brand of inner tubes are like $1 but they aren't always in stock.

I wouldn't worry about anything that claims to be a fast charger. These batteries will last longer charging slow at 1 or 2 amps.
not that anon, but if you avoid buying a rebrand, where do you buy from the source? alibaba? i'm trying to get a cheap version of the lectric specifically.
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>what is the cheapest way to maintain and take care of an ebike?
In the larger scheme of things, the cheapest option is to buy an expensive e-bike from a store and not have a random chinkshit battery fire destroy everything.

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I’m pretty close to switching to an older bike, if there an objectively best era for vintage steel bikes?
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this one's doin me head in
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eh so it's an internal hub gear in the rear with some kind of old automatic electronic shifting. Electronic shifting came in with mavic in the 80s remember. It's not a new thing.

The single piece ashitabula style crank signals it as a relatively crappy meme bike.

It's a casual shitter, albeit with some curiousity to it, and in quite good cosmetic condition. I wouldn't call it classic or vintage. It's just old.

It's the kind of bike that's perfectly fine if it runs, but if i saw it with issues i'd steal the stem/bar and scrap it. It's practically worthless and not very good.

and the front drum brake makes me want to throw up, just why
it got me to read a park tool article. the shift points are adjustable with a flathead screwdriver.

IMHO the next steps should be (if still subsonic):

1. Extensive use of additive manufacturing with hexagonal sandwich honeycomb structures (metal)

2. Fly-By-Light (optical fibers) instead of Fly-By-Wire, Power-over-Fiber, higher redundacy

3. Ultimate range capability (ie. At least 10,820 NM = 1/2 of the Earth's circumference) to be able to land everywhere in the world from any point

4. Mach 0.99 cruise speed with supercritical airfoil

5. Large ailerons (50% of the wingspan), stabilators, all-moving tail, boundary-layer control, aerogel for thermal and acoustic isolation,

6. Cabin that is pressurized at sea-level (14.7 psi) cabin altitude at all altitudes.

7. Large windows, parquet floor, memory-foam leather seats (32" wide x 43" pitch), LED lighting

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>What would make airliners better in the future?

Anti-gravity engine. Simple as.
>not automatically getting the best available seat as a nonrev
Sounds like an American problem.
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>What else?
I want them to sedate me and transport me like picrel, I fucking hate flying.
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>Sleep regulator pods
Then pack us in like slave ship anon wants
Build a bunch of trains that completely devour the "economy" class of the air travel market.
Remaining planes are entirely "first class" experience down the entire length.
Don't have to sit around and wait for 300 plebs to load up the cattle car section of the plane before taking off.
Don't have to wade through those plebs for security and border control line ups.
Airport terminals can be much smaller so less walking to your gate.

/n/ thoughs on BMXs?
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Taking my 7 year old son out to the dirt track today. You do ride with your kids, right anon?
I have never seen a respectable person on a BMX. Only children, tweakers, blacks, and other scum.
oh SHIT i forgot to have kids!
pump pump pumppumppumppumppumppump

repeat ad infinitum
You forgot to add hit some sweet jumps before the coast.

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Is there something better than the Razer? I'm looking for something to take with me on the train or airplane to avoid how much I have to walk. Something that's high quality, not a kids toy like the Razer.
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That one looks pretty solid, I was also looking at the Micro Suspension.

Do you know of any compact adult folding scooters? I was looking at this one from Valor that folds up into a backpack, but it's small for an adult and has a terrible color scheme.
Bigger wheels help tremendously and let's be honest, you won't put the scooter in a bag anyway.
Also check out your local flea market, probably many scooters there.
I would put it in my bag if there was one small enough that wasn't a toy like the Valor one I posted.

I'll skip the flea market, just a bunch of boomers selling overpriced shit. But I'll check Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and eBay.
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I have a larger model of razor that I have been using for over ten years and probably rode close to 100,000 miles.
All with zero maintenance.
I literally rode in from work from my 2 mile commute just this morning on my trusty scooter.

The model I have is a A5 Lux (pic is the exact model).
It's fantastic and I couldn't recommend it higher.
Razor is actually really good as far as folding scooters in general, with consistently above industry standard build quality in my personal experience.

That said you will want to buy a carry strap so you can sling it over your shoulder, behind your back, or hang it places when you have it folded up and not in use.
It's not heavy but it's nice having both hands free.
The wheels are going to get caught on every crack and bit of junk if you tried to ride that on a sidewalk or street.
I am also unsure of the durability of it with that many moving parts supporting the weight of a adult with bags.

It's practically a indoor or tarmac toy.
Somewhere controlled and smooth.
I don't think it's viable for last mile transport.

That said I haven't rode it myself and this is just my opinon based on seeing images and a single video of it.

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Fyxation edition

Park Tool

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Technical Information

RJ the Bike Guy

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Remove them and try this >>1951355
you actually don't remove them you bend them on the bike
>chainring wobble up and down
sounds like your bottom bracket is severely fucked, is there a tonne of play if you wiggle the crank?

chainrings get bent horizontally but i don't understand how your chainring could be bent up and down unless it's biopace lol, is it elliptical by design?
how can i make my ebike last as long as possible
maintain it
urinate on the battery connection. the specific salts and minerals in urea ionize the terminals

Let's play a game /n/, let's make the ultimate list of subway networks. I start with these 2, then anyone can propose another to slide into the list, at the position they want.

>2. Montreal Metro

>imo, overlapping metros is way better than all separate lines.
>3. Montreal Metro
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>City doesn't have heavy rail public transporation
>New BRT line is "mixed BRT" and replaced an already great express bus line.
>City has light rail but it doesn't serve where you live and barely even serves downtown.
>Said light rail is getting a pathetic new line which is designed to serve a new overpriced apartment complex.
>Cities a fraction your population in Europe already have heavy rail.
Wow Montreal metro really only has 3 lines?
Wouldn't the yellow line count as a 4th line or am I missing something about the Montreal public transportation system.
Just barely better than nothing/10

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Get 'em on board I'll call it in Edition
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Do it year round, the more expirience you have the better. I would say start in spring so you can get the majority of your training done during the summer then as winter encroaches you can polish stuff like crosswinds on a short soft and other more interesting stuff. That's just my take though, probably not correct way to go about it.
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I can't believe Chris is gone. How the fuck does that even happen. It wasn't even during the race. It wasn't in a formation. It was a fucking traffic pattern midair. Still in disbelief.
>excellent crosswind experience
>lots of turb, get used to it, don't be a bitch
>engine oil temperature management
>taxi with windows/door open like a Chad
Desert flying is ez and comfy
youre never touching the controls of an aircraft anyway, so why worry?
Wot u on about. I'm doing alright here

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Distributed Traction Edition

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I'm happy for them.
We still have them here in Toyama too, I can get an Ainokaze-branded Icoca.
Toyama is JR West area, no?
I am mainly talking about Kanto area
Outside that, even Northern Tohoku in JR East still continue to sell Suica, because the area was newly added to Suica coverage in recent year
Meanwhile La+
Well, you did say "IC Card" and not "Suica" specifically. I thought it was fair game.

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I have a few questions as a non-Dutch person.
No idea why, but my feed constantly gets spammed with Urban planners.
> 1. Is this guy for real? Or is he paid for by the Dutch government to promote the country?
> 2. Is the country really that good?
> 3. Is these videos true or just marketing and lies?

I just watched the following video and thought: So what! Most countries have this. This is nothing special
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the facts are not presented accurately because it's some tory mag. what was really set up for oxfordshire was a fine/toll for taking cars into the city core as a congestion charge, and this was part of a general plan to lessen car use downtown, so this was somehow construed as "you have to stay in your district" when it really means you just get a charge for taking your car downtown and if you want to avoid the fine you have to go on a longer route (which is literally present in many american cities on toll roads/bridges or where the direct/fastest route is tolled and the alternate isn't)
>american cities on toll roads/bridges
our tolls are to pay the hard working men who made those roads possible, yours are for an anti-humanist agenda, they are not the same
if by pay hard working men you mean pay for the massive costs of the bridges and roads and their continued maintenance, yes. this is also what train tickets are for. the congestion charge in this case is a fee on cars using valuable downtown space, because some places are smart enough to not destroy their downtowns and turn them into a slop of parking lots.
>And that's what I find frustrating about Dutch bicycles and Dutch cycling culture - they've embraced none of the modern advancements in cycling technology.
again, there is no such thing as a "dutch bike" or dutch "bicycle culture", it's just a tool to get places like any other. i don't understand why it personally frustrates you that a small amount of people use a rusty old "obsolete" bike to travel short distances in a small city. some people just want the cheapest, shittiest bikes of which there is a huge supply, they're not gonna wear lycra gimp suits and ride bikes that cost thousands just to get to a grocery store 5 minutes away, and good on them for not being consoomers. also dunlop valves work just fine, brakes that brake are fine, and normies don't even know what a headset or rolling resistance is.
they've already implemented a circulation plan like this in the belgian town of ghent, and it works wonderfully. people are cycling and walking much more, there is much less congestion and air pollution and the place is much more beautiful and liveable. no NWO ghettoes or whatever conspiracy retardation.

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Last thread is dying so, new DRT? Post pictures of your ride and blog about riding your bike.

Technically, this was my ride on Sunday, because my ass has been sore from too much riding, so I took Monday and Tuesday off. The Sunday ride started with some public roads full of karens. First, a karen in a silver SUV got mad at me for reasons known only to her, and tried to run me off the road for some reason (my best guess is that I look very handsome in lycra, and some people take that as a personal attack) Then a few km later I pulled up behind a different karen in a white sedan who was weaving everywhere drunkenly, at least I thought she might be drunk but then I saw she had her phone in one hand and she was filming some other roadies in front of her, maybe to upload to X to share with her fellow blue checks. Oh and quite a bit later two minivan drivers (both men) got into a loud argument with one another about turn signals. It was a beautiful day, I don't know why all the cagers were so mad at everything.

So anyway my cafe stops involved san pelli (lemon flavor), and I think a cookie or something. Later another cafe served ice cream and coffee. My strava says I burned 3,333 calories.

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t. Anon never had shit fail catastrophically or a murdercage driver manage to complete his mission
I ride above my skill level while on all kinds of drugs and alcohol all the time
>sub 30 km/h average
dude is on a leisure ride
I don't anymore because old but yeah, that was my M.O. for years

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