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Anyone ride on 27.5+? I just ordered a new bike with plus tires and i'm curious what people have to say
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>>1469189
It will be a fine bike but the industry is abandoning 27.5 and "+". The new meme is 29" in exactly 2.6 or you're not cool. Yes you'll need an entirely new bike for this of course
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Okay trends aside, what's actually the best tire and rim width for most higher speed technical offroad riding? Most people ITT seem to agree that "+" (2.8" - 3.0") is too wide for most situations. What would you guys consider too narrow? What do you guys think of WT (2.4" - 2.6"), still too wide? Obviously internal rim width plays a factor in all this as well.
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>>1469697
my understanding is that 2.4-2.6 is the sweet spot
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>one hundred dollars per tire

yowza
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>>1469697
>Most people ITT seem to agree that "+" (2.8" - 3.0") is too wide for most situations
nice bias. reread all the posts. they're split pretty much 50/50.

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But seriously though, coronavirus is a hoax edition
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Helpful Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
https://yarchive.net/bike/index.html

If you want help purchasing a new bike, post in >>>/n/bbg
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>>1469675
I am worried yeah. The front wheel is attached via quick-release. I tighten it to shit, but still don't trust it to not slip and have the fall damage the whole bicycle.
And, yeah, its probably around 20 pounds, but definitely more since Cr-Mo (Chromium / Molybdenum) frame material.
I get your point.

>>1469688
I appreciate this. Puts me at ease. Been on this bike for a decade now. Cratered with it multiple times. Hit by car with it at least six times. It is a dirty, old bike with lot of sentimental value.

The Miyata ( Japan ) I have now is a great ,, just ride '' bicycle, but the tires and wheels are pushing 5+ years now. The front is wobbly as a worm. I abuse the hell out the bicycle. I ride very, very aggressively.

Can I get some strong steel wheel recommendations. (Which are not from China / Chinese.) I wish to avoid buying Chinese now whenever possible.

I am going to re-buy some Gatorskin tires. Had them on my pink / white Miele ( Canadian / Italian ). That Miele road bike got fucking jacked around 2 months ago when I left it outside the library. I am so salty. 23 and first bike I've had stolen.

I'd love some strong wheel recommendations (not carbon fiber though — too expensive).

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>>1469720
>I tighten it to shit
no anon
don't overtighten
you can snap your skewer
the cam should be closed with the lever at 90 degrees. that's the correct tightness
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>>1469721
I appreciate the information.
I exaggerated a bit too much when I said ,, tighten it to shit ''. I was just trying to get the point across that I don't ,, limply '' tighten it.
Thanks for the useful advice. Now I know how to correctly tighten quick-release system.
Screenshot - ed that to save. Good to know. These are the things nobody tells you. Probably says it in the manual though if I cared to read it.

Goes to show that one should always RTFM ( Read The Fucking Manual ).
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>>1469723
my campagnolo water bottle manual says to stop on the side of the road before drinking
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>>1469725
I get that the moment I read this I laugh. But, reading that in the manual forces you to think. Think that ( 1 ) having your hand holding the water bottle means only one of your two hands are on the handlebar and therefore one has less handling when doing so. Also, makes you think ( 2 ) that the lawyers have a point where Campagnolo is not supposed to be responsible for an accident. Lastly, ( 3 ) is that once you decide you are going against the manual's advice — you are automatically being mindful about the increased need for attention and care while doing so. The manual may be dumb in reality, but in theory the manual always has a clear point.

• invented MTB on his road bike, then never bought one
• taught Tom Ritchey how to ride
• never owned more than one bike
• only rode steel
• 10k miles a year including a month riding the Swiss Alps every year
• never carried a water bottle, only drank from fresh springs
• never wore a helmet
• bought a Porsche, was so disgusted by the technical manual he showed up at the plant and insisted he be hired to re-write it
• after being put on their racing team, the car was so fast it won a championship
• got rid of his Porsche
• publicly criticized Porsche
• bought station wagons to transport bicycle
• invented slick road clinchers
• took pic related for Avocet to prove they had better cornering traction
• named Avocet, designed the logo, and gave them the products that made them relevant

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a real human bean
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nah he was an ayyylmao
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lmao That last crash must have been a doozy.

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Post handsome trains
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>>1469534
Prove it
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>>1467980
>>1467717
>Train: A locomotive that can move cargo and passengers to one point to another
>Hogwarts express: a made up locomotive that transports some retarded kids in fiction and faggot manchildren in real life.
It's clear here Hogwarts is not a real train.
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>>1467767
Nu-Thomas is shit. They even replaces Henry with some fanfic oc. Dont let kids watch that.
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>>1469620
Well I mean at least one of them is just dummy on wheels that is propelled by a cable like a funicular. Probably both
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e655 series

Coronavirus edition

stay inside, clean your fixed gear bike, lube your gold track chain, order some rollers
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I have a 90s mtb laying around, nice rigid frame, no suspension or nonsense. I was thinking of turning it into a fix. Can I strip all the components besides the necessary stuff and just put a track wheel set on it? Or will the frame not allow such narrow wheels?

Is there anything I should know before tearing down my mtb?
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>>1469713
this is an image board retard
put some effort into posting
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>>1469716
Are you saying you want a photo, retard?
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>>1469713
You'll need semi-horizontal dropouts and spacers for the hubs.
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>>1469712
my daily ride is 48x14 unless i know im going to be climbing on the route i switch to 48x16. its nice to dig deep and suffer that way

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I hate cyclists, what state in North America should I move to where cycling is frowned upon or very undeveloped?

t. Californian
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>>1469630
>explicit distinction between the period in his life when he was a badass and the period in his life when he was a lefty cuckifornia politician
There's dozens of pictures of him on bicycles in his "one foot in the grave" period. But not nearly as many from his "pre-male menopause" period.

>le celebrity reaction image.gif
twitter is that way --->
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>>1469449
Try Northern Alaska
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Arnold chasing a pony around on his bike was kino
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>>1469594
>gets swept away by a simple rainstorm
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>>1469592
I'm Californian and I ride both.

>>1469594
This, seething cager.

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>All that parking
Can't they just do what actual major cities do and put a metro stop there? Imagine walking from the dead end of this lot in dry 110 degree drought weather.
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>>1459547
Does the bus not get stuck with the incoming traffic or did they actually think it through and include a separate entrance
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>>1459809
>Philly
>Iggles
>lillies
>&^ers
>Whatever garbage hockey team they have
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>Carfags don't know the joy of drunkenly bullying opposing fans on crowded trains after a win
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>>1460952
That's just not true. We only drive home pissed during the play offs.
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>>1459994
Honestly everyone who lives in philly needs UBI for the damages living in Philly causes

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Why didn't all of america follow NYC's example?
Hell why didn't all of the world? One stop every two or three blocks, is that so hard to understand?
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We don't live like termites everywhere.
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>>1469496
What stops are you talking about? I’ve never seen stops 2-3 blocks from each other.
The only examples I could think of would be the cluster of stops by Hoyt-Schemerhorn but they aren’t all running the same trains.

For the most part, stations are 5+ blocks apart.
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>>1469531
yea and a block is like 100 yards at most. if you wanna get to brighton beach on a weekend have fun stopping every third of a mile
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>all of these people who don't know about express trains
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>>1467916
>Why didn't all of america follow NYC's example
American big cities aren't really cities, most of them are just connected small towns with a couple skyscrapers either in the center or next to a river. Any transport in most American major cities would suck. Take my hometown, Louisville, for example. We have like four bus lines mostly serving downtown because anything outside the immediate epicenter will have like 5 people riding a day. East coast cities and maybe San Fran and Chicago are the only cities in America actually dense enough to make mass transit more complex than a couple bus routes useful, even LA didn't have a metro until the 21st century.

Forty years ago today, on March 31, 1980, the Rock Island railroad ceased to exist.

Press F to pay respects.
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>>1469037
Some old skool sheeit
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>>1469100
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>>1469102
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>>1469103
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>>1469100
>>1469102
>>1469103
>>1469105
Nice pics, friend.

This worth getting into? Any risks
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>>1469654
you glide to safety
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>>1469655
okay but dont they get tangled or the wind knocks them over. the wings don't seem safe.
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i'm saving up for it
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>>1469666
If the engine stops then you're just paragliding, nothing will happen if you know what you're doing
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>>1469466
looks pretty boring

American here, how narrow can a lane be? in my area protected bike lanes were added with islands that make the two lanes very narrow, cars are always hovering into each other's lanes trying to avoid rubbing an island, if someone is towing a car or a semi with a trailer it's actually scary having to worry about them hovering over or (myself) hitting an island to avoid it. How do the dutch handle this or do they just not give a fuck about cars?
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>>1469379
Not only are euroshitters obsessed, they're stupid and can't read.
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>>1469379
>Subcompacts and compacts are ideal for city life, mid sized has become too big for city.
Duhhh construction vehicles, maintenance personnel, utility employees, and of course trucks to deliver every good bugmen like you consume don't need to be in the city

>>1469382
Based
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>>1469065
To further answer your question, lane width minimums are governed by transportation agencies whether at the state or city level, for example the NYSDOT's Highway Design Manual. If you're actually interested, you could try emailing your local government's transportation department and ask about any standards or standard guidelines they use.

To add onto >>1469309,
Wide streets give a false sense of safety and security, meaning drivers behave more dangerously and drive faster. Wider lane = higher speed. So you might guess, then narrowing lanes makes everything bad right? Guess again! Narrowing lanes is a common traffic calming technique and often implemented with road diets. These measures can actually improve traffic flow and will make streets safer for all road users (drivers and peds/bikes).

As you mentioned it can feel scary driving so close to adjacent cars and that's exactly the point. It forces you to be more aware and more cautious, reducing crashes and making it harder to speed (lower speeds = less deaths)
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>>1469065
The AASHTO greenbook also has lane width details: https://www.bestmaterials.com/PDF_Files/geometric_design_highways_and_streets_aashto.pdf
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>>1469692
slowing people down with narrow roads does not solve traffic flow when these bike lanes with islands are implemented, it also makes for far more traffic when there's inevitably an accident when there's no emergency lanes. In my area all the islands are smeared black because people keep rubbing on them, this is not acceptable for the wide vehicles (personal and commercial) it makes for a stressful commute/drive. I just find it funny how they advertise an improved driving experience with what they claimed was a corridor improvement for me, it's well said here>>1469068 i say all this because i have had plenty of close calls with wide vehicles or people just hovering over to my lane. You will not stop people from being distracted on their phones.

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Is this just a common occurrence when you ride a bike?
I've been riding for a month now and I always follow all the laws, keep well to the side of the road, keep up a good pace and always indicate etc.
Never had any problems until now but I went out today and some cager honks at me when I'm literally doing nothing wrong (and then is so seething he honks again when overtaking me lmao). Then 5 minutes later some chav riding on the back of a moped flips me off and calls me a wanker. Both times I didn't even react at all because I knew I wasn't doing anything wrong and I don't give a shit if someone else is mad.

Does this happen to everyone?
Also before anyone asks I'm not some pretentious lycrafag I'm just wearing normal clothes on a budget bike
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>>1469434
>comparing a legal thing with an illegal thing
why can't cagers just get a decent comparison?
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>>1469185
cagie wagie cry and ragie
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>>1469557
He wasn't crying or raging, he was actually being quite reasonable. Why you throwing a fit?
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>>1469563
>he was actually being quite reasonable

>I politely try to talk about why he's actually not being reasonable
>he refuses to address or probably even read what i've said and tells me to die

>actually quite reasonable
yeah, no
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Virgin Atlantic? Alitalia? Korean Air? American? Air France-KLM? WestJet?
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>>1469329
What
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>>1460165
kek, all that will happen is an even bigger oligopoly of the airline industry than what it was before and air travel will just keep getting worse and worse.
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>>1469367
Meanwhile in Central Europa: HSR alongside Cargo.
Norway: One track and no effort since 1930s, cargo transport has been busted since, again and again.
USA? Taxes resulted in corporations being stupid e enough to dismantle double tracks, crippling any possibility of high capacity cargo transport.
Glorious Nihongo? Tokyo can´t exist with HSR + cargo transport on rails. Greater Japan can´t exist without that glorious tracks.
Slavland? USSR wasn´t possible without railroads, so there is decent efforts made. But Russia is only now starting to really recover, and other former parts are lacking vision.

Again: More railroad, more benefits.
Too little? Unloading areas for cargo get too small, meaning its not possible to upscale unloading/loading logistics.
Single tracks? Permanently crippled possbility.
Cargo? Long term subsidiaries of passanger transport, until you get a decent HSR setup, where it can keep itself alive by people who want to pay for flight ticket levels + not paying for taxi/commute time to/from city cores.
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>>1469515
None of that shit makes sense and there are currently zero HSR systems that don't rely on subsidies to operate
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>>1469515
t. one of the idiots posting 'hurr durr just build double track' on this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZyjvuzkhzI

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jumbo and widebody thread 3: pacific boogaloo
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>>1469633
honestly? i wouldn't be unhappy with it, so long as it kept the 747 flying. i remember a while ago Boeing started something called project Ozark with the 747 to try and appeal to some of the gulf carriers. while they haven't said much on it, they've yet to announce it being cancelled so its presumably still going. it could be anything from a new 747 variant with better aerodynamics, engines, and seat flexibility to an -8i nigger rigged with GE 90s
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>>1469636
is that a -400D?
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>>1469662
-446
Can't find info on both types, being the same, but seeing how it's a -400 type with no winglets that flew for JAL they very well might be.
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why are the 747 FE stations so comfy?
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>>1469633
We already know it's technically possible.

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Not the previous OP but I only have train sim screenshots, so here's another Train Simulator edition.

After 4 months, the previous thread >>1427890 has finally died.
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>>1469415
Open up the budget, how much profit are you making?
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What game is better to play, SimCity 4 or Skylines? After playing both I always find myself going back to SC4.
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>>1469554
I have 3gb and counting of mods for SC4, been playing since 2008.
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Just got the QW787. Does anyone know why it's being bad at following LNAV? None of my PMDG Boeings "swerve" this much.
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>>1469554
SC4 has more soul, this is unironically all that matters.


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