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/pybt/ - Post Your Bike Thread

Coronavirus is a hoax edition
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>>1467104
>implying you carry something on every single bike ride you go on
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>>1464896
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My rocky mountain hammer race, couple upgrades since this pic but its XTR and its gotta salsa fork. pretty fun
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>>1467367
based as fuck
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>>1466915
>>1467367
Love these.

is this true?
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>tfw campy, kalloy, schwalbe, fsa, aliexpress fag
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>>1467385
based
>>1467344
The T in TRP is for Tektro, and all the shit different and much nicer (and still cheap)
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>>1466991
>Shimano redpilled
>Continental redpilled
>SRAM bluepilled
>Craigslist bluepilled
No, youre a fucking retard
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>>1467394
>sram
>anything but bluepilled
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>>1467396
Better than (((Shimano)))

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post more jumbos and widebodies.
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From my trip to Venice 4 years ago.
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>>1467389
I actually liked what they did with the white and off-white for this livery.
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>>1467327
TWA strongly considered buying the 747-400 when it first came out, then again when they got Icahn left. TWA also purchased a few 747-200s around 98 or so for their europen routes.

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What does /n/ ride
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what eMTB should I get?
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>do lower leg suspension service/oil change for the first time ever
>everything goes smoothly and according to manual
>fork is so smooth I can now sneeze on it and it moves
Holy shit there wasn’t even anything wrong with it before, how can wiping out the inside with a rag and changing oil (which still looked good) make this big of a difference
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>>1466881
maybe they skimped on the initial assembly
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I havent ridden a bike in a decade, but ive got some money now and i want to get back into it. Id like to spend no more than $2k, im in the pacific northwest and ive only done real easy going trails with some friends.
I guess id like some suggestions or advice for looking. Bike shops are closed down and i dont really want to go to walmart.
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>>1451936
>cheaping out on fucking chain lube
>jewish scam
>irrelevant ass /pol/ image

i get some stuff is priced and marketed to scam roadies but god damn you sperg just buy triflow or any light lubricant with ptfe

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What makes them so appealing and exciting to you? Getting excited about bikes or cars makes sense to me as you can own and customize one. How do you get into trains and form a hobby out of it?
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>>1467015
The platform staff may whistle to warn for danger. Loud buzz in case the emergency stop button is activated as in vid related https://youtu.be/xGfkrhDgNFE?t=103 .
Crowd control in that it sets the pace. You'll notice everyone stopping looking at their phones and paying attention to the train approaching when the announcement is made, or rushing to the train when the melody is played.
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>>1467023
I see, thank you.
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>>1464781
They get me from A to B in a reliable and comfortable fashion.
Time tables and networks are fun.
Even the weakest train is more powerful than the strongest car.
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>>1467012
Does JR Kyushu have the bird chirping in any station?
They have both ATOS and the ping-pong, but I don't remember hearing any birds.
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>>1467172
Don't recall. Not even the chime to guide blind people.
I think only JR West and East have them. I know that JR Hokkaidou has a very sweet chime (https://youtu.be/06vm260WFI0), but no bird chirping.

Best public transport system that you've seen or know of?
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>>1465743
>Best public transport system that you've seen or know of?
None. They're all disease vectors. Take public transit, get sick, and die.
Same goes for crowded cities. Petri dishes for viruses.
Live in the suburbs in single-family homes and own a car. Now you won't get sick and die.
>you cannot refute this
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>>1465743
Your mom's pussy. It cycles through the neighborhood faster than any car or bike I've seen.
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>>1467315
>Share a house and car with your wife's boyfriend!!
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Munich, Tokyo, Venice ...
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>>1467315
Thank god I won’t die of Corona and instead I get to die because of a landwhale soccer mom not paying attention for two seconds behind the wheel

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Why did trams suddenly disappear from tons of cities globally after WW2?
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>>1466799
Not entirely WRONG, but the choice was municipalization or closure, and NCL tipped the scales towards closure, plus the conspiracy created the perception of a trend which made it unlikely for people to support municipalization.
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>>1466800
This is largely correct.

>>1466817
Full retard.
What happened was that the US had a cultural hegemony in the decades after WW2 and Europe looked to copy burgerland. Many were somewhat replaced by heavy rail. Plus smaller systems were unprofitable and shut down because they didn't make sense over buses.
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>>1467115
>government nationalized the lines during both wars
literally never happened
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>>1466777
In the UK, trams initially started closing because of salty car owners and the new prevalence of busses, resulting in most being torn up in the 1930's. An exception to this were standard gauge tramways, which were often subject to the Big 4 railway companies. Whilst these were happy to keep lines such as the Wisbech & Upwell, British Rail wasn't so happy to do that.
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>>1467376
In other countries, it varies

Germany, France and Japan were fucking annihilated during World War 2, so unsurprisingly rather than relay tramlines in whatever remained of the roads, they diverged into busses and railways directly. In the US, bus companies bought out the tramways and ripped them up for more busses, and really only the USSR made an attempt to keep them alive, rather than any of their citizens.

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Remember these? I don't.

Give us your height, location, intended use of the bike and budget. We'll ignore you.

resources?
LBS, chainreactioncycles, wiggle, bikesdirect, bikeexchange, gumtree, craigslist, Diamondback and Raleigh corporate discount portals

>plagiarized from archive
If you look at a used bike, check the blades of the fork aren't bent back from the line of the head tube (crash), the frame for hairline cracks, the bearings all spin smoothly with no play, the wheels are straight and have evenly tensioned spokes, the cog teeth aren't badly worn (compare to each other and look for shark toothing), the cables aren't cracked, it brakes and shifts well and check the derailer cage doesn't move much when you wiggle it. Moderate surface rust is ok.
Most things aside from frame damage are just haggling points.
Take cash with you and haggle in person to get the best price.
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>>1467190
seems like a lot for a nashbar aluminum frame that he broke the front shock on. The hydro brakes are cool.

650b with not particularly huge tires seems like the wrong choice for a commuter. I would think 700c would be the better choice.
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>>1467100
This is the best bike in Ellensburg

https://yakima.craigslist.org/bik/d/kittitas-reconditioned-specialized/7084469043.html

old specialized MTBs from the 90s are cool and make great commuters because of their ability to put on racks and the comfy ride position.
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>>1467353
already covered: >>1467106 try to keep up.
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>>1467363
he's in a small town so nothing for yakima works for him. unless his town has a bike shop (likely) he's got about 3 CL choices and one of them is good if it shifts and brakes
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>>1467190
Thats a dodgy frankenbike.
For this mones you can get a new bike
>>1467349
this

/n/, what rides did you have planned that corona has put on hold/canceled? or are you going ahead?

had PTO put in for a May ride from Seattle to Vancouver. and had tentative plans for Boston to Montreal in August.
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Just go lmao life goes on
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I was going to ride from Milwaukee to Detroit and the Corona is the best thing that could have happened. Since I have been furloughed, my time off is mandatory. I have no excuse not to go.
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>>1467122
Im riding more than ever since the 'rona came around. Weather has been beautiful and my work has been shut down. Its also a nice way to deal with the lack of social interaction. If I ride all day, im too tired to want to do anything in the evening. Life is good this way.
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All the charity ride 100k I do over the summer are done for.

No Tour de Lakes
No Sunflower to Roses
No Crank out Hunger
Tour de Hope not cancelled yet but I assume will be

Im still riding but the fun charity ride season is done for
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>>1467122
jokes on you fags, ive ridden everyday for a week

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$750 cargo bike, available with 2 day delievery and made out of aluminum not steel unlike the Big Dummy boat anchor.
Wal Mart will be selling sick gravel bikes in the less than two years.
All this niche shit is over. The market is going to destroy surly and every other hipster brand. It's over
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>>1467338
surly will not exist in 10 years. screenshot this. the only thing they run on is being ahead of the curve. 1x1, fatbike, fixed, cargo, etc. that's all done now as we're seeing with "gravel" (which htey missed)
culture has shifted. surly is cringe nerd brand. all clout gone
it's over for them. mongoose makes everything they do and sells if for 1/3rd the price
QBP may be a big boy but succesfful companies know when to cut a brand loose
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>>1467334
>dat geometry
>dem forks
that gonna be a hard pass
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>>1467342
even if people do finally realize that surly's image is carefully crafted in a corporate boardroom the people who leave it are not going to go buy a bike out of a walmart. they don't care that they're cheap, if anything they want to pay a premium because it helps them feel elite.
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>>1467342
>1x1
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>>1467342
Or they will come up with something new. Thats what trendsetter brands do.

>>1467334
Thats a fucking cool bike. Big bags but not as huge and heavy as an actual cargo bike. Like it.

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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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>>1467352
REI is better than either of the two local co-ops in my area, and at least one lbs
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Whats a good lightweight sub $500 road bike I should buy with my trumpbux?
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>>1467360
It doesn't exist unless you find someone selling something used in your area. Entry level road bikes from the big 3 run about $900.
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>>1467361
ah okay, thanks!
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>>1467360
Buying new at the $500 price range can get you a decent hybrid, but not a road bike. You'd have to go to probably around 1500 for a road bike that's not shit.
Buying used, you could probably find a decent aluminum road bike for 500 dollars. Post in >>>/n/bbg with a link to your local craigslist
Hell, you can get a good old 80s steel road bike for 100-200, but that's not necessarily 'lightweight'.

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

Press F to pay respects.
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>>1465589
May this thread last for fourty years! She was a mighty good road, indeed.
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F

my favorite railroad, though I wasn't born in time to ever see it.
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https://youtu.be/0NTa7ps6sNU
First recording of “Rock Island Line” a song that originated with a gospel quartet that worked in the line’s Little Rock shops. Somehow it went viral in the Arkansas penal system where John Lomax recorded in in 1934.
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big fuckin F
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This is getting torn down soon.

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The guys on /o/ are talking like this quarantine has got people dumping all sorts of cool car shit on craigslist
Is anything like that happening for bikes?
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This thread was supposed to be about good deals on bikes ;_;
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>>1467272
>worried about society
Stay cucked
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>>1467234
because nobody else is actually responding to your question, from what i've seen the likelihood of cool bike shit being dumped onto craigslist is extremely low.

with cars, it's such an expensive thing and people are selling things that they have very little use for given all the "shelter in place" stuff preventing them from going out and burning up gas. they just want/need the money back from all the stuff they bought because they currently have no source of income.

bikes and parts for them are worth so much less, it makes much less sense to try and sell them off. also, since exercise is permitted, more people are getting out and riding, even if it's just with family or alone. the amount of listings on craigslist is lower than what it's usually around, and the service center at the LBS is actually fucking slammed right now.
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>>1467234
if anything normies are buying up the trail bikes so they can putter around. the same 90s mtb conversions /n/ likes.

I noticed that ribble and merlin uk have both broken the $1000 barrier for a Carbon bike. Multiple reputable places have aluminum w. carbon fork for under 700.

Raliegh is running a couple of sales on good bikes. Their 4130 Grand Sport is 710 USD. Their 520 Reynolds upright handlebar Port Townsend is 649 USD
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>>1467234
If anything people will be hoarding bike shit in preparation for their new lives as hobos.

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Guess ones politics based on the bike he owns.

>I support immigration
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>>1466768
What the fuck are you on about? Trump is all about deregulation, empowering corporations further, has Buble thumping nutjobs appointed to run the public education system, etc. He is a classic republican.
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>>1467156
Hobo that got enough cash to drop 50 dollars on fenders. Or boomer that leans right
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>20 fucking 20
>still no supersonic or suborbital commercial aviation

This timeline blows.
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>>1461182
Technology, science and research is unpredictable. 300 years before the airplane was invented people wouldn't be able to understand how it was possible to fly hundreds of people at speeds unmatched by anything they found on nature for thousands of kilometers.
Commercial airplanes already fly at slightly supersonic speeds because of fast wind streams accidentally found during their trips.
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>>1460651
Elon shills here are jews by the way. LOL
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>>1461182
>The demand for luxury or low cost is significantly higher than the demand for going faster.
Yeah. But that's just opposite ends of the same cattle car. You can pay a lot for a comfy seat up front. Or less for a cramped seat in the back. The people who want or need to go fast simply cannot fit into the same flying can as the rest of the market. They can't wait for the flight attendants to wheel grandma down the aisle to her seat. Or for 200 slobs wearing flip-flops and wife-beaters to find their seats and stuff the overhead bins. Never mind standing in the TSA lines with these dirt-bags.

Supersonic flight will look like business jet sized aircraft. A handful of wealthy clients show up at a private airport, hop onboard and leave. On their schedule. Because the whole waiting in hours of lines at the public airport defeats the saving time by going fast thing. Now here's the problem. And some potential Concorde customers figured this out. You can't have the plebes waiting on the ground, getting probed by security and then hearing a sonic boom as tthe privileged classes zip by. So even if the economics could be made to work, no overland supersonic flights for you.
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>>1464972
Air speed and ground speed aren't the same you know.
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>>1459476
What the fuck are you talking about? Mr Burns built the Spruce Moose. It can carry 200 passengers from Idlewild to the Belgian Congo in 17 minutes.


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