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Connecticut suspends all parking minimums to allow for outdoor dining.
Some cities close streets to automobiles to allow for outdoor dining in light of recent social distancing restrictions.
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They're only going to do this in super rich neighborhoods like the west village
My friend lives in an area where the mayor closed a road to thru traffic by having an island installed in the middle of the roadway.

The reason is because he had a family member or someshit that lived there and she was annoyed by the cars passing thru. As a result it made traffic worse in the rest of the town.

Clogged arteries cause problems for the health of an organism.
I’m glad to see it wherever it happens. Working-class folks need those jobs.
And it’s a proof-of-concept for other areas. On a few streets they’ll probably make it permanent.
Itll all be premium housing with any mandated "affordable housing" on the opposite side lower levels.
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They're converting industrial lands into condos at Toronto's water front


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Models of miniature railways edition

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>early sixties

Okay but it persists into models made fuckin yesterday
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I'm not sure if you're super familiar with scale model kits, but if they can get away with using decades-old molds for kits then they will.
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>but if they can get away with using decades-old molds for kits then they will.

I understand that for the body/shell, etc. But for fuck's sake the trend since 1995 has been factory-made finer rails. Atleast here in the US anyway. There's some European/Russian stuff I would love to get models of but not if it won't play nice on Code 83 rail.

What the hell do they do in Europe? Run Code 100 all day, every day and not give a shit? That would be fine for me if I were talking about a home layout, but I'm not.

Maybe I should just get one and see and just throw it on eBay if it doesn't work for me. Hate to throw all that time and money at a "what if" tho.
I'd love to model Russian stuff but it's all so rare.
I almost had the chance to check out a Czech model rail shop, but they were closed. So disappointed.

Covid Craigslist Crisis edition

>I want to buy a new bike. What should I watch out for?
Don't buy Wal-Mart garbage.
Don't buy department store garbage.
Beware of amazon and alibaba garbage.

>Should I buy from Bikes Direct?
If you are clueless enough that you need to ask, no. If you have no mechanical ability, no. If the alternative is walmart, maybe. Ask first.

>I want to buy a used bike. What should I watch out for and where should I buy?

Craigslist is good for old bikes. Pinkbike.com/buysell is good for used modern mid- to high- end mountain bikes.
Ask in /bbg/ if uncertain.

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Kona Dew Plus
Marin Fairfax
GT Tachyon
Trek FX
Specialized Sirrus (Vita if femanon)
Giant Escape
Cannondale Quick
Cannondale Bad Boy
These are ok, except the bad boy lefty. But don’t take this anon too seriously.
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Looking for something faster than my cheap 90s mtb meme rockhopper. $200 at most. There are a lot of 80's "vintage" road bikes on craigslist. Also slim pickings right now

Would I be better off trying to get a more recent hybrid? I'm sure this is dumb/vague but I just want something that can manage maintained dirt trails but mostly road commute. Is a 90s mtb just with thinner tires is the logical upgrade?

Looking at this weird bikesdirect road bike that appears to be ok for the price.

a pure road bike can handle maintained dirt trails fine even with 25mm tyres.
it's only when the trails get particularly rutted or bumpy that you need wider tires, to avoid pinch flats and damaging your wheels.
infact nice road tyres have excellent grip on most surfaces, generally better than hybrid tyres. You just can't turn abruptly.
If you want a fast bike, buy a road bike.

iunno your size, but these are all solid:

Overhauling your hubs and buying expensive fast tyres would make your rockhopper faster than $200 into a used hybrid for sure. That's also not a bad idea.

that windsor? maybe go ride it but yeah nah. meme wheels are impossible to true. an indexed triple with first gen under tape shifters. i bet it rides stiff and harsh as fuck. ugly white. iunno.

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Thanks, that's a lot of good info. I'll read up on what this all means because I know next to nothing about bikes. Appreciate the Craigslist links. I'm 6'3" so i guess around 60 cm fits.

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Cute /n/ girls edition

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Answers to common questions: http://topnigger.ueuo.com/

Helpful Resources:

If you want help purchasing a bike, post in >>>/n/bbg
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Smaller wheels will only affect standover height and make the bike look weird.
Better to get something in the right size fore you.
how tall are you and what bike is it?
Smaller wheels won't help but lowering the seatpost and stem and using a shorter stem can all help
>Someone complains about them not lasting, something to do with the ratchet failing.
Freewheels tend to be 5-7sp, maybe the design of freewheels just doesn't hold up for 8-11sp. Or else it's just a bad quality company. idk
Appears to be poor tolerance and minimal factory lube, I looked more and found some info.
Their own tool passed QC and doesn't fit their freewheel (out of spec).
And their stuff is made in a city near Shanghai, so taiwanese company that has chinese made parts. Cringey.
Appears the 8+ speed freewheels are made for ebikes since ebike axles are stronger. But you can get aftermarket cromo axles cheap for bikes so I wasn't worried about that.

Epoch FW seem like they're put on BSOs rarely, maybe for bikes sold in SEA/India/Aus or something and not Europe or USA. But they have been in business for 40 years and there are some old components (Derailleurs) listed on velobase that look cheap but aesthetic.

I think it's a company that lost the race in the 90s and survived by making crap in 2002.
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>maybe the design of freewheels just doesn't hold up for 8-11sp

yes, the screw on design of a FW means that the axle sits unsupported unlike a freehub where the bearings sit just inside the freehub body. they make 8 speed freewheels, but it does lead to more broken axles than a 5 speed.

>relies extensively on parking money for income

Can't wait to see carfaggots try defend this one.
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>The two major differences are that building more public transit and running more trains will alleviate the congestion
So will building more roads

>they COST taxpayers more revenue
They also allow our country to function economically. It's worth the cost
The carfaggots will defend a pile of shit if they think it promotes car-dependency.
Sometimes they’re so obviously full of shit you can’t tell if they’re serious.
more trains to take karen to the CBD is cheaper than the same space for karen to drive her single-occupancy vehicle to the same place, and also means more space for actually useful vehicles on the highway like tradesmens' vehicles and trucks.
so we noticed that lots of people liked riding bicycles on empty streets during the lockdown but we are now nearly bankrupt so we will be halting all bicycle projects until further notice we do not intend to close any inner city streets to car traffic which wouldn't have to cost anything and will be working closely with the government on new 'shovel ready' projects to kickstart the economy which that are more roads.
Very questionable claim

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What happened to Hambini?
My flatmate ordered a Canyon Ultimate CF and I wanted to roast him with the infamous Canyon Hambini video but it's set private. (https://youtu.be/kDIaNEeyU0w)

A lot of his other videos are gone too, as well as his twitter.
Did CIA niggers finally get him?
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This is absolutely fucked. Go remove your saddle and sit on your seatpost.
Why the fuck do you need to threaten someone with state violence over them insulting you? Insult them back or just ignore them you easily-baited egotistical turbo karen. If you're that close to suck-starting a shotgun already then you have bigger problems you should be taking care of rather than trying to spread the misery from your meaningless failure of an existence
This post is insulting and threatening. I'm calling the cops.
Imagine simping this hard for toxic masculinity
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Hambini's dream woman.

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>ctrl f 90s
>Zero results

Post your 90s MTBs and talk about your plans for them. Post a picture from a ride while you're at it.
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Nigger you are too old to be on this site.
>all of 4chan is /b/
You're not old enough to be on /n/
holy shit that reach
yea stem is....temporary.

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ITT: Post anything related to interurban railway and traction systems. It's been a while since we had one of these.

Fun fact: CCT still exists and operates as a local freight switching railroad.
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1000% kino ad
North Shore Line in 1963, days before the shutdown
Indianapolis interurban terminal
Detroit region interurban map

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You have to choose between owning solely a motorcycle or a bicycle for the rest of your life. You can't have one with the other. You can select any type of motorcycle/bicycle.

Which do you chose?
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What porkins doesn't know won't hurt him
you insured to be riding that thing above 15.5mph, sonny?
Does anybody remember being told "Under 50cc you don't need a license bro"? Was that ever true? In any country? Ever?

The ideal form of human transportation is a four stroke 49cc moped, but I'm not going to go get my drivers license to be able to ride one, so I guess I'll stick with bicycles.
In my state as long as you have a driver's license, you don't need a motorcycle license for less than 50cc.
in NZ you only need a car license for 49cc scooters.
and its the only thing you can ride alone on a learner license, which is just a multiple choice quiz and $100 fee.
and you don't have to get them inspected by a mechanic ever

it's a pretty sweet deal for a high school kid
although e-bikes basically fill the niche now and are more functional because you can store them inside if you don't have a garage and you can ride them on shared paths and stuff and park them in more places

When you see it
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Preferably under $30.
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i find that 2/3rd of poles are too fat for that method to work.

im thinking of putting 1.5in bmx pegs over my axle nuts so you would need a ratchet and extension to get my wheels off.
axle nuts are the worst because every crackhead can find an adjustable wrench. QR hubs with either hex bolt ends or pitlock skewers are better. rubber cementing a ball bearing inside the hex bolt will help, since they'll have to find something pointy to dig it out with, or might think it's epoxied or just be confused. either way the goal is to make it a huge hassle to steal the bike, remove parts, or resell it. beat up components, sticker, dirt, odd colors, distinct unique build = very unlikely to be their first choice of bike to steal. to sell they'd have to clean it, part it out, and by then it's not worth their time. just have to watch out for punk kids who just need a new wheel, bars, etc. they will take bits off with the proper tools
kryptonite keeper and get the longest one possible
just get a heavy duty metal chain
Bro don’t get a lock under $30.
My LBS has a really good lock for $45

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Bike Questions General - post your questions about bikes and someone might eventually try to answer it, or might not
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lol nope
i could've sworn there were like 8 or 9 in stock it says out of stock now lmao
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it keeps changing
anyway don't let the covid hysteria get to your heads bikes won't be impossible to obtain for long
>imagine being so much a manlet, girl geometries are "well-fitting"
some cheapo bikes are just a manlet frame with girl saddle, narrower bars and handlet shifters

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The clouds part and the scratchy distorted voice of the god of /n/ reveals Himself to you. You have thirty seconds to choose an /n/ waifu:

1. Emma: 10/10 body, face aged beyond her years due to excessive sun exposure. She'll be bored riding with you because you're slow and weak, so you can still ride alone like always.

2.Vicki: 10/10 face, bit too tall but she has a flat chest which makes up for a lot. She's not confident riding in traffic but she'll out-autist you any day when it comes to trains.

3.Shaima: 10/10 modest and pure Arab dream girl, will not get on a bike because she's a cager extremist, but then again you wanted to ride alone didn't you? Also comes with unbeatable pass travel perks.

NOW YOU MUST CHOOSE, no takebacks you will share a bed until one of you dies.
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I probably got my 6' figure from that same anon who mentioned 6'. I wonder if anyone will ask her in a Q&A vid?
Yes, Geoff is absolutely massive.
only cutie itt

bikefags positively BTFO
is he still alive?
incel freak

Shimano Deore M6100. Way better than the SRAM alternatives?
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It's really not a con for mountain bicycles. It's better. It's literally what I wanted to change back in the day, then it finally did, and I got a prepubescent boner.
what the fuck is the sharkfin and that brush-looking thing on the silver disc?
the brush thing is for clearing mud out of your cassette. the ring goes over the axle and the fingers go in between the sprockets
you actually bothered to sit there and count instead of looking up "CS-M6100" on si.shimano.com?

PS: It's exactly the same tooth count as on the XTR M9100, XT M8100, and SLX M7100 cassettes
>I bet the chain wears really fast compared to the old system. 8 speed chains last ages. 1X is a con to get people to consume bike parts at a faster rate.

new chains, in fact, last a longer than the old stuff. Way better metalurgy/coatings/etc. Also 1x chainrings with fat steel teeth are IMMORTAL compared to old triples.

the old square taper cartridge BBs were objectively better, tho. I still have a genuine BB-UN91 that'll spin for DAYS

Also, as a longtime 3x9 holdout: 1x is genuinely more fun on a mountain bike. I was shocked at how much mental energy I'd been spending thinking about the state of my drivetrain and how much more I could just relax and enjoy the terrain.

Is a brooks saddle worth it?
Is there any one in particular you recommend?
How do you pick out the right saddle?

t. riding on the saddle my bike came with and it hurts my ass
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redpill me on the brooks cambium /n/. I want one but is it good or bad?
they used to be shite, but it seems they've gotten better. i was never able to get comfortable on mine, but i see quite a few people with well worn cambiums around.
all you need is the right width and htfu
rain water

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