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Show your bike, what's your set up, what kind of stuff do you do on it?

Do you have a geared road bike as well? I don't like them, at least not modern ones.

Went for a nice ride today, mainly on gravel paths along a river, only about 20 miles but I was riding hard and I'm pretty pooped, too tired to take a more inspiring picture.

I just put the DIY bullhorns on it yesterday, they're pretty cool but they seem to combine the bad control of drop bars and the bad aero of flat bars.
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>>1871279
you pop a link off if you're at the end of the drop out, then you can take links out easily
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>>1871222
This kills the sprocket. Probably the chainring too.
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I want to put an emergency brake lever for the front wheel on the downtube. Anybody got any ideas on how to go about this? Are bicycle brake levers that you can pull?
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>>1871371
Why not on the bars where you can actually reach it in time in an emergency?
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>>1871373
I'm not trying to react to a lightning strike. By emergency I really just mean like a casual little "damn I should probably use a front brake in this situation that I see coming and am ready for."

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What's your favourite bar tape, /n/? How thicc is thicc enough? Do you ever make statements with your bar tape colours? For example, ukraine flag colours or transgender/pride colours? Or do you ever take pains NOT to make a statement? For example, your favored bar tape would have color coordinated nicely with your frame or your new crazy colored Panaracer meme color tyres, but you realized it could be misconstrued as stolen valor or cultural appropriation, and went with a more boring color?
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>>1864029
Need a pic of the bike in question to be sure.
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>>1864029
White or yellow
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>>1862685
dont have to double or triple wrap if the tape is thicker
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>order some nice frame logo matched accent tape online
>color actually clashes hard once it arrives
fuck, black it is then
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Need new tape. Cost not too important.

Bike as pictured, shoes are white with black accents, usual cycle kit is white socks, black bib shorts, blue or green jersey (winter jacket is dark blue). Helmet is white and blue with red accents (slung on handlebars)

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Post your favorite and the rarest commercial, private, and military liveries.
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Favourite airliner and a great livery
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Maersk
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>>1869808
Makes me nostalgia hard since I used to live in Spain in the 90s. I remember flying to Mexico on the Teresa de Ávila.
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>>1871388
>Not posting their best livery

Are all bicycles rear wheel drive?
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>>1871218
yeah it's uncomfortable and gross, at least when it's visibly dark and thick, some guys look naturally hairless because they have weak blonde hair. when you first start shaving it's a revelation and you'll never stop. lol at being insecure about shaving your legs in 2022, top tier NPC programming that isn't even relevant any more, like some cartoonish 80s macho man kind of thing and bodybuilders like arnold schwarzenegger shave their body hair anyway.
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>>1871218
>hairy legs look terrible and cringe if you're on a bike.

anon, shaved legs is the number 1 thing lycrafags get made fun of for.
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>>1871286
Found the shaving products shill.
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>>1871213
No, I ride a fixie and constantly pedal in reverse looking over my shoulder
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>>1871356
you should be shaving your face and armpits anyway. safety razors and shaving soap barely cost anything compared to bike maintenance and other expenses.

Why do I never see people running as a way to cover short distances in the city?
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>>1871334
Nibba that reasoning is just stupid. We walk, run or cycle exactly to increase the calories we burn through the day.
Otherwise why even bother?
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>>1871358
t. american
>insert the story about a german guy forcing two americans to walk
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>>1865321
+1
Moderate stress followed by periods of rest is beneficial and one should strive to be a universalist, engaging in diverse exercise that is specific to diverse bodily functions.
Road cycling for example is great for cardiovascular endurance.
But produces comparatively small and only very localised strength gains.
Meanwhile road cyclist are found to have low levels of bone mineralisation, which is likely a result of the lack of impact loading.
Runners meanwhile acquire bone mineralisation levels that are at least adequate for their level of strength.
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>>1871358
Your face is just stupid. Not everyone has the same reasons for doing things as you do.
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>>1871358
a bike can be incredibly practical depending on the situation. easier, cheaper and faster than driving a car in a european town.

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Which is correct, traffic keeping to the left or to the right?
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>>1871239
most people are right eyed, so its more beneficial to have oncoming traffic on your right side.
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>>1871244
You can literally steer with your feet. It is objectively easier.
>>1871245
You can change gears in automatic as well.
>>1871253
Only actual argument. However, oncoming traffic is visible from both eyes. The actual danger is maneuvers that require you to look at the far side mirror of the vehicle such as taking over a car.
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>>1871315
>You can change gears in automatic as well.
>pathetic amerimutt pretends he has a manual
>he rests his hand on his automatic gear shifter
ohnonononono
lmao
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>>1870865
>everything is mirrored accordingly (drivers seat, signs etc)
Turn signal stalks and wiper stalks aren't as far as I'm aware, which means that RHD cars have the turn signal stalk at the same side as the shifter. In a LHD car you should theoretically better be able to keep one hand on the shifter and the other on the wheel and turn signals in city traffic.
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now look all of the original alignments

this is a longboard
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>>1871384
dear god...

Mail buoy edition

Sticky: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lxDKFTLO4x771l06T9y331XYhlc6TqYj-hfhl91iXXU/edit

If you tell me what updates the sticky needs I can add it, even though all the computer science fags that want a career on ships don’t read it anyway
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>>1870080
Very bad communication and just plain odd social behavior. Like not replying to you at all. Now I didn't witness this one but capt said one of the pilots didn't reply to him AT ALL. Like completely ignoring him. He said he went and looked at the pilot straight in the face one inch from the guy and he just stood there ignoring him. I don't doubt it because I saw them not giving a shit when we ask them to sign our checklist, when the cadets offered coffee, stuff like that. Just very robotic and weird. I mentioned HK because specifically there I met some of the nicest guys. Just very polite, answered every question we had, etc. I wonder whether mainland pilots are instructed to behave like that. Because the Chinese we met during last drydock were very normal guys
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Quit? Well, now, let me see. You know, I don’t have any idea what that means. I know what you think it means, Jonny. To me, it’s just a made up word. A recruiter's word, Jonny. Young crew managers like yourself can supply new blood to the vessels and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for this job? There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here. Because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then. A young, stupid kid who made that terrible choice. I want to talk to him. I want to try to talk him out of it. Tell him the ways to make legit money in truckloads. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone and this old man’s all that’s left. I got to live with that. Quit the sea? That’s just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp my contract, Jonny, and stop wasting my time. Because, to tell you the truth, I don’t give a shit.
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>new deckhand, it’s his first gig
>he’s a fifty something year old piano player and substitute teacher, but wants to “follow his heart” and become a captain
>doesn’t get his hands dirty with the trash
>doesn’t care about learning the lines or his job, just wants to sit up in the pilot house and watch
>turns out the first day he came onboard he emailed shoreside and said his shared stateroom was “inhospitable and inhumane” (shared with one other person, not even a berthing space lmao)
You mid life crisis boomers really gotta fuck off.
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>>1870013
>>1870280
A Singapore-Chinese pilot once got left and right confused and put a hole in my ship with his tug
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I want to work on a nuclear-powered ship

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What does /n/ think of GCN? Content is a little click baity but there's some decent advice in there I think but I'm just a fred
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Love their videos. Learned a ton when first getting into cycling and still get reliable info whenever I need to look up a bike related question.
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>>1855381
As sson as Matt left, I unsubscribed.
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New video is up! Deep dive into evolution of Lycra
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>>1871375

bely buton
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>>1871375
>ring
No thanks, I only watch bike advertisements featuring pure virgins, not secondhand used goods

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Any joompers here?
I'm pretty new and don't know how to correct it if I roll to the side during a jump. So far all I manage is a quick prayer and that usually works out. But I'd like to correct it for real.

Gotta joomp!

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Yesterday I had a puncture and had to ride 6 miles on a blown tire so I'm putting together a repair kit, what do you guys carry on yours? I'm not riding tubeless so from now on a spare tube at least will be a given.
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>23 kit posts (being generous and including "only phone, lol")
>36 spoke wrench REEEEEEE posts (both for & against)
well, now we know the correct way to troll a group of cycling enthusiasts
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>>1871363
>>1866066
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>>1871365
I'd ask if you realize how pathetic you seem right now but you carry around a spoke key like a flight sim retard praying for the pilot and the copilot to die so you can be the hero and everyone will clap, you have long since passed up having any chance at being self aware
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>>1870581
I've averaged 15 000 km per year for the last 10 years and I've never had to true a wheel. Good wheels just don't go out of true or break suddenly unless you smash them into a curb/pothole at a high speed, or someone rides over them, or something similar happens. Sure if my wheels become unrideable on a ride I'll just call a taxi to pick me up. But I've yet to experience that.

I learned how to build and true wheels because people were memeing how important it's to know how to true a wheel. But I've never needed the skill because I only get high quality, well built wheels. If you need to regilarly true your wheels then you've used shitty components or you've built them badly.
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>>1871374
>I've never needed the skill because I only get high quality, well built wheels.
But now you have the skill to build wheels out of parts that you've picked yourself. That sound pretty nice to me. I wish I could do that.

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Tupperboard edition

The purpose of this thread is to discuss various light electric modes of transportation, such as ebikes and escooters.

Reputable Dealers
https://alienrides.com/
https://revrides.com/
https://www.ewheels.com/
https://e-rides.com/
https://www.euco.us/
https://eevees.com/
https://www.voromotors.com/
https://fluidfreeride.com/
https://voltride.com/
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>>1868986
These kind of designs are not good if you actually want to pedal. Good if you don't though
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>>1869035
thanks
will just get a mariner v2 instead
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>>1868831
I ended up paying an extra $200 for a Lectric 3.0 LR step through since it is essentially the same as a Polarna, however plebbit says their customer service is 10/10, and that their batteries are pretty decent. I'll give you an update when I actually receive the bike and try it out, as well as check out the battery to see if it looks like cheap chinese shit or actually decent and any other components.
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I ended up getting the Lectric XP 3.0 Long Range.
It comes with one day shipping included (you don't have a choice for shipping) via FedEx.
It shipped out of Arizona, and I live in NYC.
Everything looks to be good, and the battery looks to be higher quality than the usual chinese trash.
Rode it a total of 8 miles between two days, and with the exception of squeaky rear brakes while rolling, bike is pretty good everywhere else.
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>>1860780
I by far don't mind electric and free motorists as much as combustion cagies. Its only spighly upsetting when electric motorists block bike paths in avoidable manner because they seem to think 'I am speed' while being electronically and physically limited to 25 kph. But I dont know if that shows in the wax I look at them.
Obviously: If its the layout of the bike path or oncomming people that makes it physically impossible to pass I don't mind being stuck behind anything other than combustion motorcripples. Also I hold electric motorcripples in much higher regard than combustion motorcripples.

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A few questions about the New York City subway system first of all is there a difference between a conductor's cab and a motorman's cab? My understanding was a subway cars that had half cab at each end like the red birds and R62 could in theory be operated as a single car from both ends like a double-ended trolley. It also seems it's a subways have a different amount of notches than the standard 8 that they work and it's somewhat different way.
If this is correct how do they work?
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>>1870137
Well if you already have a half cab at the other end why not give it full control and not have cares married? That way they can arrange the cars however they want.
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>>1870485
MTA is retarded and there are a lot of standardized practices, trains are barely if ever moved around, and having them married means you have one less point of failure. Also doesn't help that niggers have been getting into train cabs and fucking over trains.
Also, look at every single train in the MTA system, if it is R46s, it will always be 8 cars in an A-B-B-A-A-B-B-A, alternatively an A-B-B-A-A-A-A-A, or the R68s which are also 8 cars.
The R160s are always 10 cars, ABBBA-ABBBA, etc.
>that way they can arrange the cars how they want
Because half cabs are being removed, the last trains to have any use out of half cabs were the R32s, and the new trains have no such things, just A and B cars.
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>>1870031
Did someone draw a penis in that cab?
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Just checked with the trolley museum they confirmed that they're the operator's cab at each end.
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>>1871273
????
Did non of my posts make sense where I said you can operate them from either end of the train car as long as there is a cab?

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It has never been tougher to get your hands on a vintage mountainbike
So many have been butchered into ebikes and its only going to get worse
What can be done to educate the public about this wasteful fad?
It crushes me inside to see them like that
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>>1750878
Pic is not mine.
But i have just got the same 1960s NSU Sport bicycle. Single speed.

I just overhauled it and its amazing how well everything was made, bottom bracket and rear hub have oil holes so you can re lube them.
Cones in the bearings were easy to adjust because the axles have slots so the nut does not change the cone when tightening.
its pretty lightweight for being a 60s product,
No rust in the tubes because there painted on the inside
It has internal cable routing. the lights and dynamo still work.
the chain was lengthened over 1 link so this thing was definitely rode a lot.
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>>1867932
cont.
The wheels have huge aluminum wingnuts so you can remove them without tools, who needs a quick release lever?

While disassembling nothing was wonky like you hear horror story's of cottered cranks being stuck in eternity, the cotters went out with a few light hammer taps.
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>>1867932
cool bike
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>>1867932
>Cones in the bearings were easy to adjust because the axles have slots so the nut does not change the cone when tightening.
keyed axles are kinda nice but if you have a vice (a tiny one is best) you can adjust regular cones just as easily. Stick the other side of the axle in a socket in the vice or just in the vice and then it won't lose adjustment when you make tiny changes.
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>>1867932
What is something like that worth in today's market?

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What's going on in the way of transport in your city/state?
Here in Vic, nothing much has changed other than the announcement of the G-class: https://transport.vic.gov.au/our-transport-future/our-projects/new-and-upgraded-trains-and-trams/next-generation-trams
Personally can't fucking wait, I am on a line that just uses old B-class and they're fucking shithouse.
>b-but muh SOVL
Don't care.
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Seq went full retard with 1k scooter phone fines lol I'm selling mine the whole point of getting it made moot by those stupid speed laws
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so the Queensland state government just released the proposed alignment for stage 4 of the gold coast light rail. Seems pretty sensible, I was worried they would do something gay and retarded like running the tram parallel to the gold coast highway as opposed to running it into the terminal so that you'd have to leave the airport and cross the highway to get to the tram lol
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>>1862887
the Kirra and Coolangatta sections apper to use the old Tweed Heads Branch alignment
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an HO scale comeng release is in the works from Auscision for anyone who cares. nary a crumb of info so far apart from this image on their site
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SRL confirmed now that dear leader Dan has won again
I say spend 500 billion on it and make gilded stations


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