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the US railroads should be nationalized. They act as cartels. Plus their operation practices are putting us all in danger.
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It's funny that idiots that have never set foot at a yard, switched a car, or seen a dispatch screen, are the ones spewing this shit. They have no idea how a railroad really works.

I don't think the people promoting it are American. They look at their own countries' nationalization schemes and think it can work here, even though the US is a completely different country and our railroads operated very differently.

To wit, just look at what happened when LA nationalized it's trolley lines: they were immediately declared unuseful and dismantled. Up north, the same happened to the Sacramento Northern as it's real estate was split between local homeowners (who have an obvious conflict-of-interest... free real estate), the local transit agency (BART) and a new 12-lane freeway. All freight operations were moved to trucks because rail was considered inadequate for that role, because there's more truck drivers than railroad engineers and more businesses based around long-haul trucking than piggyback or boxed rail freight. Most of it was simply abandoned because voters, whom the government represents, don't want it.

The only places where it does work is San Diego and Sonoma County, but there's not a lot of freight in either. In the latter's case, the gov't railroad (SMART) itself is just a small portion of the greater NCRA route which was destroyed in the 90s and formally converted to a trail in the past five years. Basic track rehab isn't done because voters do not approve of it, so there's no trains. Up there people explicitly want a bigger freeway because they can use a bigger freeway immediately.

oh, and down in San Diego the government is unable to find the votes to provide for international service despite the railroad track being open and used for international freight. This is explicitly because it's tied into immigration concerns and /pol/. As a result, this has caused endless expansion of the road checkpoint because derp /pol/ still needs to drive across the border to visit their parents every weekend.
Not true. Lots of young Americans nowadays share similar feelings.

The common thought is: the railroad works well where it is nationalized, so if only we had the same system, then things would be great here, too.
Also: none of these people consider that railroads in the US are largely for freight. I have actually never seen freight addressed by the nationalize the rails crowd. They are exclusively interested in passenger rail.

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What are your favourite train films and documentaries?

Playing them all day
> pic related
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Speedy is another great rail film from the silent era. Harold Lloyd drives the last horse powered streetcar in New York but his line will be taken over by evil traction magnates. Lots of streetcars, elevateds, and subways plus vintage Coney Island and a Babe Ruth cameo.
Award winning short documentary about the last London trams
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>Hey kid...wanna see primitive Amtrak imitated by CP Rail?
No semi, he was a full-blown pedigree foamer.
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Bike Questions General
Kool Stop edition

Posting pictures of your issues helps.


If you want help buying a bike, post in >>>/n/bbg
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thats just japanese lies
Looking at a 105 caliper right now. 32mm ain't happening.
most will avoid such clearance as the arms being longer are more prone to flex
in an oval
and be sure your seat is high enough
so that your legs have enough room straiten out
once set up right you should be able to stand on one pedal and then rock backwards onto the seat in one motion
and have maybe half an inch of spare space between you and the seat, so that as you pedal your legs take up some of your weight
rather than haveing to fully rely on the seat holding you up

if you can find a jym that has a cycle machine this will allow you to practice safely
try pedaling backwards as this will teach you how to move the pedals sideways over the dead spot near TDC and BDC

most importantly of all is not to strain your knees by trying to use sudden force to accelerate
every gear ratio has a rate at witch it can be bought up to speed, you can slowly use your body weight, dont rely only on your muscles
and the nature of a 180 degree crank is such that the speed of your foot will not be the same though out the pedal stroke
pay attention to your legs they will inform you of the best speed to go

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Confess your /n/ sins, my children. Repent and be saved.
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All you're succeeding in doing is shitting up the board and making it worse.
its a gravel bike dude it's gonna get lots of battle damage over the years. that's part of the charm of a gravel bike. Its like an old pickup truck
This was me but if you really want to get autistic go to the home depot, wheel in your bike and they will scan it for color match. Buy 1 QT of Behr ultra premium outdoor one coat in enamel.

You now have a lifetime supply of paint touch up for dings.

Grab some paint sticks every time you open the lid you'll need to stir.
how did you manage to get a gf, acting the way you
start hitting her

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Old one reached bump limit.

Anything about public or alternative transport in Switzerland, Austria and Germany is fair game.
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just fuck off if you want to live in an authoritarian state, there are literally dozens to choose from.
You fuck off if you want to live in an anarchist shithole where you can't have nice and clean trains you doublenigger
there should be more bridges tho
remagen will be rebuilt but without a rail
Swissfag here, wtf is up with train compositions lately, just saw a train with a bunch of EWs, some with open windows (ie no AC) albeit in the white and gray livery, plus one bilevel coach at the end. Are they just mixing stuff together as it comes?

Also does anyone know which services regularly get the old green EWs? I always see them passing by in Dietikon.
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Well at least I got one of these kino EMUs, they have the best AC. Used to get S-Bahn type bilevels on the IR36 on weekends, this is a nice surprise.

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Anyone else name their rides, or is that just my autism? My current road bike's name is Crescent Moon. Post bike names, or make fun of the fact that I did
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What'd you use for that, just a key or something? That seems like something I'd do
>naming your bike after another bike
how lame
Haha get a life, virgin. How much do you lube up those gears, fucking incel.
I got a fake Paratrooper frame that I built up with two cheap parts bikes, so I call it пapa тpyпoв- two corpses.
Yeah I think it was like a key or a screwdriver I can’t remember

Uuhhh... ooo.... kay??

It's time to stop framing the discussion of transportation around the needs of cagers
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We drive our bikes. Motorists ride their cars.
Is smart urban planning automatically "left" though?
>mocking that couple who defended their house when BLM broke onto their land
>unironically using the phrase "communities of color"
>harry potter

Damn you're right, it's practically a maga rally.
I wouldn’t say so. It’s just efficient and it allows many property rights. It involves “smaller government” than suburban sprawl-oriented planning where zoning is micromanaged and you have to spend a ton of $ per capita on infrastructure.

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>Appreciate trolleybus threads

>Read trolleybus threads

>Post in trolleybus threads
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meanwhile Moscow kills its system.. there were like 90 routes and now only 6 are left, all replaced by diesel/electrobuses (our implementation of them is utter crap), the system is to be killed by Oct 2020
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Yeah it's a fucking shame. AFAIK this isn't even a trend in Russia, St Petersburg has been renewing their fleet.
Pic related are new trolleybuses that arrived in St Petersburg in June, by the end of the year they will have 87 of these new trolleys.
Not a bus driver, never said I was.
Who would know more about running a bus operation? Someone who does it for a job, or autusts posting on a cycling forum?

Fuck your gay trolleys, my battery and diesel busses can drive wherever they like.
>Who would know more about running a bus operation? Someone who does it for a job, or autusts posting on a cycling forum?
Considering how poorly many bus systems are run I'm inclined to say the latter.

Are flying cars viable yet? Which one/company will be the most successful.

Uber Elevate is planning to build a terminal in my my city but I can tell right now it’s going to be DOA because it’s in a stagnated boring corner of the city where nobody goes.
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I think this is a nice sales pitch
Not having a gas turbine makes them de facto quieter, retard.

There's also new technology that only quadcopters can use like counterfrequency rotation.
>Cost. Regulation. Certification.


Technically it isn't such a problem. But these things demand billions of investments. Similar to
why it took so long for electric cars to become available or the average buyer.
>for the average buyer.
sound doesn't matter. you're not going to be flying this thing from your suburb driveway to your local wal-shart. You'll go to the local hub and fly to another local hub in another city or some rural location. the important thing is the infrastructure needed for VTOL is less than non VTOL aircraft. moreover, helicopters just are not reliable with a single rotor even with autorotation. the redundancy of multiple electric motors will change things drastically.

Unracer Thread
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Kinda. Your feet get sweaty as fuck and slip around. I have a pair.
I own some SD5s also and I’ve never had my feet slip around. With normal Tevas they do though, but the SD5s really lock my feet in.
Racing & Unracing > Unracing > Racing
>their MUSA pants/shorts are great bike gear
Can confirm, they’re just good shorts in general. If Grant had half a functioning brain left he would do everything he could to keep them in stock and could probably avoid begging his fans for bailout money.

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What phase are you in now, /n/?

Babby phase: Just going out for a short test ride around the block in my jeans

DUI normie phase: I'm going to get sweaty so I better wear cotton shorts and a t-shirt, also all this riding is shredding my nice jeans

Leglet phase: Cotton is annoying, dry gym shorts and a performance t-shirt, Nike or Adidas would be better

Beginner phase: I wonder if those MTB shorts have any advantages. Oh look a jersey is on sale, cheaper than my Nike tops and it's grey so it won't scare anyone

Early fred phase: I love having back pockets on my jersey, and how bad could lycra be? Just gonna try it this once, already worn through six pairs of MTB shorts. No need for shaving I'm not racing. Normal ray bans will do

Enlightenment: Waxing my asshole and then lotioning up with ass cream before putting on the Assos. Oakley Flight Jackets of course. Why do normies hate comfort?
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mtb shorts, padded underwear and a lowkey jersey with backpockets. I did just a pretty brightly colored jersey tho and feel a bit weird wearing it
regular ray-ban knockoffs
I will never go full homo lycra and tights
I like going slow. I don't care about that.
not him, but chrome or rapha shorts.
cheap no-brand lycra and normal cheap shorts on top
>normal cheap shorts on top
found the micropenis

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I have a bike that needs fixing. Is it worth repairing? I wanna take it and go and explore roads and stuff but idk if it's worth paying ~50€ for parts.
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lad cmon cone spanners & grease are not expensive.
you get to keep them for the next bike
and a cheap bike left outside to rust definately will warrant it.
>>rusty drivetrain
>>square taper
>>rusty seatpost
>>rusty brakes
those are all totally nonsense non-issues
yes the fork and gripshift suck but it's not the end of the world.
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>oh no i just fixed up this shitty bike well and i can do better now with a good bike
>i'll have to sell or give it to someone else who is very poor and improve their life with a bike that actually works well
That frame is Hi-Ten, bike is 17kg :3
Here is what you do. You disassemble the bike completely, clean the rust of the parts and then sell the parts on your local flea market.

5€ for the seatpost, 5 € for the saddle, 20€ for the wheels. 20€ for the frame, 5€ for the bars, and so on, and so on until you have enough money to add to your 50€, and then you can buy a better used bicycle.

Advice for a winglet? Ive been flying for about 110 years now. How do i produce enough lift for mires?
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bruh just do slew mode
will winglets ever fucking learn?
How do I achieve this physique?
look at that absolute unit

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what went wrong?
how do we fix this?
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wood is based but fire is big concern
>allowed to post
fuck off you censorship-loving commie
Fire is a concern no matter what building materials you use
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>Show us a pic of your house (actually your parent's house but w/e)
pic related (yeah, obviously not THAT house, since some autist might order Pizza to it, but same age, same style, same materials. and I'm not going to post my parents house, but it's just your average small town house.
>Poured concrete & rebar basement (with one slightly deeper room built out of brick to store food and beer)
>Insulated bricks first floor, double-glazed windows
>second floor is actually wood, but certainly no 2x4. More like 30x40 (12X16 in inches…)
>tiled roof with solar panels
>small lawn, large vegetable garden with a greenhouse
Just average, really
Your're right. Wood is really a fantastic material! The problem is just that it's associated so hard with american single use homes, that no one in the civilized world want's to touch it, yet alone spend money for a house made out of wood. With the whole climate-neutral buildings thing however, wood is gaining foothold again (or rather, coming back, used to be a pretty common building material back in the day)
I actually has some benefits. At first burning forms a layer of burned whood, that can't burn anymore and protects the stuff inside it, while staying stable. building's still fucked, but you got time to evacuate/extinguish. But you need way more than a 2x4.
In other words you rent a flat in an old masonry building in another country and you're still too ashamed to post a pic of it. For some reason you think you can look down on others lol

>Insulated bricks first floor, double-glazed windows
Insulation and double/triple glazing is common in home construction throughout the world

>More like 30x40 (12X16 in inches…)
Obsolete, would be wasteful to construct en masse with that today

>tiled roof with solar panels
>small lawn, large vegetable garden with a greenhouse
I can put any of that on my house or in my yard

>no one in the civilized world want's to touch it
Incorrect + rent free

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Why are German commuters pussies against train vandals in plain sight? They are the ones paying to clean this up.

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lol, bullshit
If this was Australia, those cunts would be belted.

pay denbts
This is totally not going to spiral into a /pol/ thread.
This was totally not a /pol/ thread from the start

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