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do you bus, cycle, walk, or use a car to get to school/work everyday?
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>>1419991
>Just finding a parking space can add 10 min to your commute
Jesus fuck, what urban hellscape do you live in?
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>>1420059
Literally any non-rural part of the U.S.
10 minutes is a low estimate in my opinion
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>>1420059
>10 minutes
It's more like 20 minutes to an hour. Sometimes they'll get into fist fights over a spot. "Freedom".
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>>1420059

Cities are dogshit if you're a cager. Add another 10-20 minutes just sifting through traffic while in city limits.
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>>1419414
>For me it's the electric bike

Post train noises.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztcEP8jWOfM
Soviet subway train switch mode power supply noise.
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>>1419675
That's not very loud, I've lived near the railways in the UK a lot and you don't notice them.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgZNe8TPuVk
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>>1419654
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e434p5SZRcY
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>>1419788
Can I make my e-bike do such sounds?
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>>1420081
Dunno mate you gonna need a three phase motor and a VVVF controller for that.
Also have some more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hxloWF8erc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_GKUnzyJ_8&

https://news.yahoo.com/new-chinese-magnetic-levitation-train-is-faster-than-going-by-plane-191524377.html
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>>1416431
Ye and we're also about to basically outlaw wind turbines so the situation is great all in all
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>>1410172
Haha, yeah infrastructure. What a waste of money.
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>>1416433
Disclaimer, I have no idea what I'm talking about.

I don't think it'll change anything. In my mind, there are different tiers of speed that changes how you need to plan your day, and jumping from one tier to the next is what truly drives demand.
For example, one tier is "having to spend your whole day on travel" (like conventional slow rail or long flights)
The next tier is "being able to get use out of most of your day" (high speed rail and short flights)
And the tier after that is "being able to randomly take a trip without losing much of your day" (metro systems, bus routes, local trains)

The maglev will transform the areas around the stations from being tier 2 to being tier 3, in other words it'll be like a metro line (but much more expensive, which may change things a bit). However, the vast majority of users will still be too far away from the stations to get to tier 3, they'll still be in tier 2 with needing to spend a considerable amount of time on the metro or local train first. The tier jump will only be for a small number of people who live close to the stations.
Without the tier jump, it won't drive demand much, and it won't have much of a transformative effect on Japanese society. People may prefer it for the higher speed, but it won't change how people think about travel, so the number of travelers won't be much higher than today.
It could, however, move far away places like Hiroshima from tier 1 to tier 2, though.
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>could soon hit 373mph in China - making it faster than travelling by plane

Surprised no one mentioned that the article is implying 373 MPH is faster than a plane when most commercial planes cruise minimum 400 MPH, average 570.

It's only "faster" because CRRC is including prep time for flying (checking in, security, etc).

And in that case, even the slow ass Amtrak NE is faster than a plane. I can get from DC to NYC in three hours with MAYBE 15 minutes in line. I've easily exceeded that time in airports doing the same two cities.
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Thats all worthless without a vacuum tube.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D24Nl4_-DYM
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i miss him bros
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Not this shit again.

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Third One In The Catalog Edition.

Last Thread: >>1416718

Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
https://yarchive.net/bike/index.html

If you want help buying a bike, ask in >>>/n/bbg
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>>1420012
They have different cog thicknesses and cosequentially different chains
Singlespeeds are thick af
5-7 speed have the same thickness
8, 9, 10 and 11 get progressively thinner and exist solely for Big Bicycle to tell everyone "this standard is obsolete, if you want to replace your chain on a top-end bike- tough luck, replace your entire geartrain".
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>>1420069

>tfw you realize LBS are hacks that use /n/ for mechanical advice
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>>1420080
Thank god my LBS Is a boomer who probably has no idea what 4chan is
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>>1420076
This doesn’t matter because narrow-wide should be the only chainring standard needed for 1x
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https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Spoke-Tension-Meter/dp/B000OZDIGY/

How the fuck is this 82 fucking dollars?

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Who has got themselves a carbon MTB? What are your thoughts?

I just upgraded from a alu to carbon Norco Range and I must say, everyone who hates on carbon MTBs (especially enduro bikes) are pov cunts who are salty about not having nice things.

I also put carbon wheels and handlebars for those marginal gains.
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I have a 2018 crabon Canyon hardtail. It's fine but i don't see much difference compared to alloy when riding it. I suppose carbon is more noticeable on a road bike since the tires are narrower and so frame material has more impact on the feel.
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Carbon wheels are stupid and expensive even for carpet fibers, the real pro-tip for good wheel compliance is boutique performance spokes and spoke patterns
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>>1419895
Is the crabon really that noticable with all that squish?
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I have a carbon Santa Cruz Bronson. Was going to get the aluminum version, but the carbon version was on sale so I went for it. The bike definitely looks more sleek than its aluminum counterpart. Crashed it hard and the bike was fine. I'd prob go for carbon again.
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>>1420094
>Crashed it hard and the bike was fine.
I thought the thing about carbon is that you can't know this without sticking the frame in an mri scanner.

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Why are so many autistic people obsessed with trains?
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>>1419457
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
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i like trains

girl i was fucking asked me once if i was autistic. and she actually dated someone who was autistic once. i think he had money, im good looking.

her son is autistic, too.
im tempted to join their life ...cuase she is reallllllly hot and the best sex ive ever had.
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>>1419459
This, they Autism Speaks is a bunch of faggots.
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>>1419586
>Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
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>>1419586
>just don't be mentally ill

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how long do we have left until stems go negative reach?
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Me and my lack of upper body would love that
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>>1420048
How do these super short reach stems affect handling?
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it can be done
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>>1420087
If you take a regular road bike and shorten the stem the handling gets progressively "quicker" feeling until the point where it feels twitchy, floppy, and imprecise.
But if you have mega wide bars suddenly you have the precision back in your steering, and flop is less of an issue. Then they're is head tube angle, fork rake, and chainstay length adding to the way it handles. It's more art than science for the average rider, the armchair engineers can argue about it
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>>1420048
That's a very cool looking bike. Lack of full fenders makes it unfit for purpose.

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>7 degrees fahrenheit this morning
>bike to work, about 12km
>get to work, manager says my beard is frosty
>girl I work with hears him and looks
>"oh my gosh anon your beard IS frosty! That is not okay! It is too cold to be biking! I have to go mama bear on you! OMG anon your eyelashes have ice on them! You can't be biking in this weather!"
Is she right /n/? How cold is too cold? I say -40 or so is still fine for riding.
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>>1419832
Get some fat studded tires and you'll never worry about the ice again.
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>>1418858
based
personal life should always be kept away from professional.
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Usually the limit is not so much the temperature but rather the state of the road. If there's black ice and you don't have studded tires don't bike.
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>>1419461
What company?
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>>1419994
If you live in a place where temperatures go below freezing and you don't have studded tyres you're doing it wrong.

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Does anyone have experience commuting from NYC to northern NJ? Will it still be a long-ass commute?

A job opportunity came up for me in north jersey right outside NYC and I figure if I'm going to be in the area I should soak up the new york experience while I'm young. I haven't been to NYC in over 10 years.
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When I lived in the city I always loved when I took a day off during the week to go hiking from some spot off the Metro North Hudson or Harlem lines. Empty trains, all the sheeple dragging their asses to work while I was headed the other way for some fun...so reverse commuting would be similar in that you’re not fighting the crowds to get to your destination.
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>>1419974
wait until the first time you get mugged or watch someone piss on your way to work
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>>1420041
I've never experienced either and I've lived here for 23 years
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>>1420041
Wait until the first time you look at any crime statistics about New York
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>>1419974
This is 99% due to all poor people being priced out.

Post your buses, anon.
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>>1417785
>>1417784
>>1417783
Why all third world buses have some sort of shitty tasteless tuning? Like dozens of stickers, kangaroo bar with blindlights...
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The city bought a bunch of new ones previous month.
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>>1417883
Because there are no transit authorities nor even large uniform bus companies, instead every departure is individually sold for the highest bidder which usually is "Bubba's van Hood Bus & Money Laundering ltd".
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>>1417995
All Chilean buses (outside of Santiago) remind me Russian semi-legal marshrutrkas.
Both, Russian and Chilean (and I suppose entire South American) are
- Trucks/freight version of chassis/car with seats in it
- No safety (if it is ain't broken don't fix, to the point when wheels come of)
- Really aggressive drivers (street racers)
But russian marshrutkas don't have that tasteless tuning... What is the purpose?
Ok, I understand blue LED lights, because driver is not separated anyhow from cattle, so it keeps reflections on windshield low. But everything else reminds me some 18 year old retard who just got his first rusty bucket and tried his best to ruin it with tunning.
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Tories pledge £500m towards reversing Beeching rail cuts

Thoughts, /n/?
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will get you like, 3 branch lines.

literally fuck all in the grand scheme of things
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>>1420073
Forgot my link https://www.ft.com/content/5f708692-06fc-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd

We haven't had one of those in a long time. Post and discuss tra/n/sportation in pre- and interwar Berlin.
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Damn how much I wish that I could walk through old Berlin for a day. Seeing how everything changed, the smell, the people, fashion, architecture, etc. How was the coffee? Food? So interesting.

Do you think in future we can experience something like that in VR?
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>>1420021
There are tons of experiences out there in the world *right now* that you're missing out on because you're hung up on nostalgia.
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>>1420022
>Nostalgia
More like beautiful architecture, nice dressed people, etc.

I don't like modern glass buildings, cars everywhere and todays fashion.
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>>1420065
>le wrong deade
Beautiful people and nice neighborhoods exist, it's just that people like you get triggered by attractiveness. The fogged up daguerrotypes give you enough distance to not get your fee-fees hurt, that's all. You wouldn't have felt at home among attractive and well dressed people from 100 years ago either, fedora.

McMansion edition
Discuss new projects in your city.
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Really good article from 8 architects/planners on reimagining and improving suburbia.

https://www.curbed.com/2019/11/11/20955525/future-of-suburbs-cities
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I want to make my own town so bad
But I want to balance controlling the design and letting it grow organically in a predefined space
I'm not into (((central planning))) like so many people on this board are
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>>1420055
Take away central planning and you’ll get the most pedestrian-friendly places in the world.
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>>1419299
I'm not from /o/. There is literally nothing wrong with that house or McMansions.
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>>1420062
They’re just poorly built and designed, which is why no one wants to buy them anymore. Feel free to buy one and suffer the energy bills, maintenance and commutes though.

Fuck your wires! No you can't electrify the countryside with that ugly shit.
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>>1419997
Power lines through hundreds of miles of wilderness. So stacey can have .05 per kwh residential electricity.
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>>1420028
If it was economical or practical it would have been done already
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>>1420033
BNSF already knows it is. You just have to get all the main line railroads to do it. Needs a federal government mandate and money to get them all to go forwarf.
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>>1420033
That logic doesn't work when lobbying exists
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>>1420053
>BNSF already knows it is.
Where are they stringing up line?

>You just have to get all the main line railroads to do it.
No

>>1420057
>lobbying
Cop out answer


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