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What is more autistic? Noting all the different numbering system of the rolling stock at the independent private operators (USA), or planning an unified system for all the operators (Europe)?
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European
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>>1489735
I'm pity bumping because I have to kill a thread and while I prefer to kill train threads and keep bike threads, the last bike thread in the catalog is a shitty "wat BSO hybrid iz gud" coronacancer therad, and this one looks autistic, so this one is getting spared. All hail vicki and her sweet braps.
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>>1489735
Being able to calculate the control digit of a registration number of a freight car in your head.

Pic related
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>>1492646
and it looks like every other gaspipe noname component singlespeed out there, grats i guess
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>>1492646
>paul component hubs.
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>>1492516
so anon, i like looking at photos of bicycles. Thank you for posting.
Here's what bothers me:

>500x300 pixels
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>>1487394
btw your bike is shit
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>>1492516
>whip
underage b&

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What is the strongest bike?
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>>1492483
>>1492486
bullshit. gently pushed through the Alps, maybe. nobody is riding that up a mountain
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>>1492483
where do i get a 0mm stem like that?
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>>1489944
It was an engineering project of some dude. Incredibly niche and not exactly built to be a tank, just thought it was cool https://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-outlier-the-full-story-of-the-wild-resistance-insolent-dh-bike.html
>>1492488
The largest difference between DH and DJ jumps is the profile of the lips and landings, a DH style jump will be longer and lower than a DJ style jump where you are gaining more vertical than anything else.
>>1492483
Again, funny feeling that thing would disintegrate given a large enough flat drop. Sure for its time and intended use it may be strong, but there's nothing inherently special about that frame.
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>>1492569
You don't want a 0mm stem, they feel weird as fuck and are hard to use
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Small chromoly bmx frames

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is this what peak performance looks like?
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>>1492327
>palms over the brake levers
>the braking action is self-energizing
Guess it's a good thing that they're slow and using aged brake shoes and rusty cables.
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>>1492113
>ran two reds also
> Noooo you have to obey traffic laws!

Nigga if I wanted to obey traffic laws I'd ride my motorcycle.
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>>1492327
its fubar style here
easier to carry your beer
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>>1492104
FPBP; BYP
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Yes
https://youtu.be/djjMrPj0fpE

Here is my take on what south jersey's rail network would look like today if a Delaware River Rail Tunnel was built. All of these lines are made with tracks that still exist today. Yes there are still right of ways without tracks that could be used, but this is my take.

You got maps? Post em
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>>1481997
You are fucking retarded. The Silverliner IVs and Vs are cozier than an NJT Arrow any day.
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>>1489467
Agree. Arrow IIIs have seen better days, but at least they're not the Mafersa or Messerschmidt coaches CTrail uses, fuck those things
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>>1489606
I just hope when NJT replaces the Arrow 3's in 2 years they keep running 2 of them on Dinky service.
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>>1490501
They'll either scrap all of them and just replace them with a more easily maintained uniform fleet or keep the Dinky Arrows around and hold onto a few retired Arrows as parts donors for as long as they last.
My money's on replacement; the Arrows aren't historically significant enough to warrant keeping around past their usable service life
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Ottawa, Canada
The light rail system there is all grade separated, so it operates basically as a metro.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUQ_EMV23c
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>>1489725
And they usually end up being over-budget shit systems that nobody uses
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>>1488975
because americans implement them horribly wrong
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>>1489158
Am american. In my area (northeast) trains are considered to be slow and annoying here, doubly so for freight trains (which take a loooong time to cross roadways) with busses just commonplace all over, but ridden mostly by poor people, including students. Trains are basically just used for people commuting into/out of the nearest metro area and they don't really run at convenient times for anything besides commuting.
Nobody really cares about "permanement routes" that I've seen. The road network here is pretty interconnected so driving isn't that much of a slog. Walking places and biking sucks for most since it's hilly as hell and nobody wants to spend 30 minutes walking to and from a place when the car will take them in 5.

Freedom of "where to go" is more important since everyone has their own ideas of what the best place to shop at is, residential areas sometimes are broken up with plots of offices and other unobtrusive flat buildings hidden by the hills and trees, and commercial zones are a mishmash of everything from restaurants to automotive shops to bodegas - typically different areas are separated by price, not what they sell or offer. There are also lots of stores on the highways (motorways) which busses do sometimes stop at, but non-car users most likely have to get to these areas from either the back or a highway entrance/exit. The highways also have frequent pedestrian overpasses, especially where you might need to cross the whole highway to get to a different shopping center.
Thus "where do I want to go" is based on "how much do I want to spend today"?

Other areas of the US are different - where I am there's almost no traffic lights on the highways since we use cloverleafs and half-clovers to U-turn, but other states I have been to do have them for U-turning in the middle of the roadways.
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>>1492459
this
I can't understand how can they fuck up trains and trams. Those are two of the best if not best available transportation system options for both inter and intracity transport. Even more so if trams are supported by underground backbone and buses for outskirts. Numbers in my and virtually any country support that.

I wonder if that's just problem for few municipalities or a nation-wide one. Are there some successful cities in USA?
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>>1492527
>I can't understand how can they fuck up trains and trams.
Minority politicians control cities so such projects function as 1) direct grift for contractors tied to those politicians 2) photo op/bragging rights for said politician 3) jobs program for minorities/minority-owned contractors (see 1)

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>my shitty hub has become the standard
>extra low effiency because of my overcomplicated zipperhead design has become normalized, further depopularizing gear hubs
>other gear hubs manufacturers except sturmey archer and rohloff are dead, and both those are not feasible for regulair bikes anyhow
>No manufacturer is ever going to make another proper 3/5speed hub again
>derailleur shit wil devolve into 16v cassettes that'll wear out in 900 miles only with the absolute best care, costing about 90/70USD to replace.

Admit it, bicycles are dead, better get into rollerblading, faggots
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bicycles are dead. soon we will be paying $2,000 for custom made 130mm rim braking frames because everything will be disc shit and mega hub garbage
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>>1492074
why are wojakposters so stupid
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>>1492074
kys
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dude depression lmao
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>>1492263
It's common knowledge that wojakposters and frogposters' posts can be almost immediately discarded. It never fails, on any of my favorite hobby boards they're the most retarded and the least knowledgable

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what is going to happen to these things?
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>>1492370
Calm down Chicken Little
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>cruisefags going into overdrive trying to deny the obvious
lmao, head to the bottom of the sea where you belong.
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>>1492375
>>1492384
You are so cringe, dude
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>>1492386
>>1492408
>A recession means the definitive end of something I don't like
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>>1492416
Post your Carnival paystub, bud.

Anyone living in cities ever had their bike stolen? DId you ever get it back? How did it happen?

Had my dutch bike stolen and I miss her a lot. Also, dutch bikes are best bikes
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>>1488608
what city? describe the bmx, ill keep my eye out.
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>>1488642
garbage bike but i doubt theyve bothered to swap the chain

>>1489479
thart bike was dime a dozen

i have about 50/50 recovery rate of getting my stolen shit back. lots of stories. one time i layed on the horn of a bigass work truck across lanes toawrds a tweaker on the sidewalk with a bmx, i scared the shit out of him. told him im taking the bike a few times he kept talking and talking and i then i gave him a $20 and told him im taking the bike, fuck off and he shut up and ran, lol. and then i went back to work with a bmx. i found the owner, got it back tohim.
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I studied in midtown Atlanta for a few years. Had a fixed-gear butted steel frame bicycle, locked it to sturdy things with a full-size U-lock (not the mini U-lock garbage). No quick-release.

When I went to music venues, I took my LED blinker with me, and I left my hi-viz safety vest draped over the bike. Most people that steal bikes respond to brand names emblazoned on the sides. Never had anything stolen, and more importantly, I was never afraid of it being stolen, so I rode it more.

If you leave it out overnight(s) parts of it will be gone no matter what you do.
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Had a BMX stolen from a car park. I had it locked around a thick piece of plumbing, and someone managed to knock the plumbing loose, flood the immediate area, and make off with the bike.
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Lucky I never got a bike stolen. It was pure luck. When I was young I was pretty naive and would take my trek bike to school and sometimes left it unlocked. I also volunteered at a community centre in a government housing area full of niggers and would sometimes leave it against the side of the building unlocked. But no one touched it there.

>been evading subway fare since April 1

I couldn't take it anymore /n/. I have paid a ridiculously expensive subway fare ($10 USD round trip) for years for a shit job and got pissed seeing how the trains were full of bums, drugs, some crime, and fare evaders while nothing was done. Then coronavirus quarantine came, ridership dropped 90%, and everything that was an issue in huge ridership is still an issue now, they do nothing to make the system better.

I've also determined the best strategy for proper fare evasion, assuming you can get in thru the faregates
>stand near ass end of platform to see every car of the train as it passes by if any fare inspectors are in there
>walk up to about halfway thru train and stand by door as you approach station, it will be going slow enough to see everyone on the platform, then when doors open, step outside and look the other direction to see if any fare inspectors are there

This saved my ass on Monday. I saw two fare inspectors waiting to board my train so I got off immediately, then hopped out of the system at that stop and swiped myself in.
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>>1486730

dude, you are living cyberpunk, man, spend all the money you save on techwear and amphetamines
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>>1489511
okay schizo
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>>1492434
>t. schizo
Typical gaslighting schizoposter just posting schizo drivel. Begone, schizo!
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>>1486730
I did this as a poorly phd student whilst living in Geneva (expensive place) for 2 yrs. Saved €1000+. It was reliable but they were building the link to CERN at the time and the diversion was 3 buses/trans and a pain so what was the point. Just sit near the door and scoot if you have to

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I have a question bros.
Is there an ideal urban exploration bike? If so, what would it look like?
Something light like a road bike, but not optimized for racing.
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>>1492228
>Get a early 2000s rigid hybrid instead
those are all aluminium though
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>>1491146
This is what happens when your uncle molests you.
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26” bmx
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>>1492236
Steel is meme. Best bikes are aluminium.
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Basic aluminum single-speed with a comfy saddle and very-slightly large tires for cracked asphalt/concrete surfaces.

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>70's: BMX
>80's: mountain biking
>90's: skateboarding
>00's: parkour
>10's: uhhhhhh
why can't zoomers into extreme sports?
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>>1489494
>How to into skating?
learn to fall when your a lightweight child or you will spend lots of time recovering from injuries as you learn to fall not worth it unless your in prime health.
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mtb ing is blowing up
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>>1489442
they fraid of breaking a leg
>>>/asp/
>>1489452
extreme RSI and extreme myopia
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>>1489543
urbex is basically parkour but gayer and more clickbaity
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>>1489620
No extreme tag is the gay version of parkour and zoomer as fuck.
https://youtu.be/rgWBm5ud20Y

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*Blocks your path
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>>1492002
Best part of wuflu is that all I have to do to keep idiots away from me is to cough.
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>>1491927
>leaps in front of ur tire at the last second
>u ringin ur fuckin bell like a crack head, this dog is retarded
>lady screamin at u like it's ur fault, starts swingin her purse at u and saying u aiming ur bike at her dog
>dog tryin to bite your leg
A pedestrian with a dog is like a Germany with a Hitler, guaranteed to ruin EVERYTHING nice around them.
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i solve all these problems by doing chad kom hillcrushes. pussy fat fuck joggers don't jog up hills, pasty pudgy justriders crycry when they encounter a 5% grade despite having single digit gear inch low gearing and a mid drive motor. then I shred my bike down the hill with my balls flapping in the wind, spear a pawg with my dick at the bottom, and do it all over again on the next hill
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>>1491927
>*cuts you off*
*cuts off the front half of your muzzle with my sharpened bladed spokes when you stick your face into my wheel like a retard*
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>>1492288

Gonna be really interesting to study the effects here.

These street closures were temporary measures during the shutdown but they’ve made them permanent now.
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>>1492253
what are you, italian?
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>>1492256
Biking in the rain gets old. I do enjoy it on safe streets but it guts up your Chian oil
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>>1492257
My town gets 2-3000 mm of rain per year, its all I know. I dont have any issues with my chains, but you guys might have more dust.
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>>1492259
What lube you use?
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>>1492265
Right now its this, but I dont have a preferred one

If the nigger who stole your bike was tied up and naked in front of you right now, what would you do to him?
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>>1491758
at which point he fucks your wife, abuses your children before murdering you and stealing your tv

niggers are not human and should be exterminated
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>>1491759
Never fails.
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>>1491650
>Suck his dick
this
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release him and let him fuck my girlfriend
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