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Post Your Bike Thread !

- All your fine steeds are welcome
- Drive side photo plz
- No potatoes either
- Dont be a shit cunt

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>>1494904
He's using them trying to prove that they're bad so don't take anything he says seriously.
also just don't take anything he says seriously
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>>1494705
Nice setup! always wanted to do that, but with a small kid its impossible to find the time. Have fun anon!

>>1494716
award for greatest dumpsterfind goes to this guy!

- Thinking about new bartape for my fredsled, anyone have a suggestion? needs to be comfy aswell for those 5-6 hour+ rides
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>>1494658
Besides the meme bars. I love the polished look. Too bad it's so volatile once you do it :(
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>>1494658
>Inttensifies
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>>1495273
it really isn't you stupid faggot

The only people who say this have never done it or are thinking of alloys that haven't been used on bikes since the 80's.

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What is your country's most aesthetic railway line, /n/? As in has the best views and comfiest service, the sort of thing you'd recommend to tourists. Can be a functioning passenger service or a tourist exclusive one.

For the countries I've lived in
>New Zealand
Midland line aka TranzAlpine (tourist route)
No debate on this, it's one of the best lines in the world, but naturally is turboexpensive and is packed with 70 year olds on package holidays. Ignore them and it's almost like a rollercoaster though

>Scotland
Highland Main Line (passenger)
Some people will say west highland but I reckon in the winter nothing is comfier than the Perth to Inverness stretch with all the snow and rolling hills. Going from Edinburgh too would count the Forth Rail Bridge and Fife Coastal stations which are supremely comfy in themselves. I did this when I was returning home after the 'rona first went to lockdown and being in an empty LNER from Inverness was elite.

Post yours, we should make an official list
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Lots of beautiful rail lines in Switzerland, but one of the most scenic is probably the Glacier Express route, which runs from Zermatt to St. Moritz.
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>>1494995
I was probably going to do one of those cruise ships that stops in Skagway this summer, then the Kung Flu hit. Someday...
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>>1493858
I've been on that one! I was a tiny lad, so I barely remember it lol, but I can at least say I've rode your country's most beautiful train!
>>1494729
agreed, the Puffing Billy would probably be my favorite Australian route... yet another one I've been on, personally!
>>1493941
I completely agree with this anon, as a Yank. Cumbres and Toltec is definitely the best in the USA. Its literally a preserved snapshot of what the world of trains was like back 100+ years ago, through some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country, completely cut off from the outside world. Excellent choice.
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live in a city state so we don't have any trains nor natural beauty here :(
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I'd sat either the Rhein- or Moselstrecke
It's especially beautiful in autumn.

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I'm due for a new set of 700c tyres for my road bike. What's does /n/ recommend? I've been running continental gp's but i'd rather have durability over olympic race performance
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>>1495143
>One time, going to DC
Uh, forgot to mention that I had a spare foldable tire in my gear, and I was really grateful for it.
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>>1494168
>ultramemes
are you talking about ultra sports? my first ever replacement road tire was ultra sports and holy fuck and I legit had a flat every 2 or 3 weeks. I think my second day of riding on ultra sports I had a flat, those things are thinner than condoms
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>>1489421
>slow man projects his slowness and blames it on gatorskins
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>>1495289
see >>1489449
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>>1495162
My experience with ultra sports is that the flat frequence reduced significantly when i switched tubes from ching shen to conti.

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Fixed Gear General
Single Speeds allowed edition.

Other thread is almost dead.

So I put those stupid Salsa cowchippers on my fixie.
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>>>1492518
What do you guys think? Should I cop? It's $500 CAD.
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Manic downswing guy here. I was slow as fuck today, but it was 91f (32c)
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>>1492522
no, too expensive for what it is
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>>1492522
Might have been 500 cad new. Maybe 200 now.
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>>1492667
Still faster than me.

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Old one reached bump limit.
>>1416651

Anything about public or alternative transport in Switzerland, Austria and Germany is fair game.
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>>1495030
I think he mentioned Vicky the other day in a video, so it's probably still a thing.

That was Eisenbahnromantik, right? Never really got into that.
Aren't they stuck with endless repeats?
>>1494619 is spot-on. Thanks for the recommendation.
The video about different types of Bahnhöfe is peak-/n/. Loving it.
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>>1495030
>>1495062
I thought the two lived in the same apartment. Also you need a source on saying she's a slag..
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>>1495062
>That was Eisenbahnromantik, right? Never really got into that.
Bro, you're missing out! (Just kidding. It's peak boomer rail-autism. But comfy).
Is CHAD the only region where you have a foamer television format on a mainstream station (or rather, on like 20 or so) for years?
Other than that, I only know of the occasional documentary about, dunno, the TransSib or american "documentaries" along the standard
>generic rock music
>THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL LOCO IN USA!!!!!111!!!
>THESE ARE THE MEN WORKING THAT BEAST1!!!111!
>generic rock riff
>TODAY, THEY HAVE TO HAUL 100000000TONS OF COAL FROM SHITSVILLE TO BUMFUCK!!111!!
>generic rock music
>OH NO, THAT GAUGE IS MOVING UP AND JUST 10 CENTIMETERS AWAY FROM THE RED LINE, WHAT WILL THEY DO??????
>generic rock music
>and so on…
lines, that burgers seem to do with everything technical.

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>>1495241
>rail-autism
...is what I'm looking for, but not in that steam engine fuzzy kind of way, where it wouldn't feel out of place, if the Wildecker Herzbuben came around the corner at any second.
It's not even boomer, it's proto-boomer ("die Weißen Jahrgänge").
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>>1495030
I'm trying to imagine Vicki "full slag mode" and I'm failing, so you're going to have to explain some more.

lego /n/ thread
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>>1495148
>space police
Are there black astronauts in the Lego universe?
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>>1495228
They're all yellow, as far as I know.
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>>1495172
>>1495175
>>1495176
That looks great!
How'd the show go?
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The CHAD Lego /n/, courtesy of 1991.
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Discuss your latest ride.
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Tried out the "adventure" bit of my adventure bike properly for the first time, mixing in a 5km or so stretch into my 20km chill ride on a few bits of riverside single track, its kind of garbage at going off road but in a fun way, I've rode a road bike across a field before and it was massively uncomfortable, the tracks were much rougher and while it was bouncy and tiring and I almost lost balance and tipped over at one point I wasn't sore afterwards, and nothing broke so I guess it was successful

I think with a bit more practice this might be about as good as a rigid 90's mtb off road, just have to get used to riding ruts on drops
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>>1495115
Fuck muh image
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>>1495115
>meme bikes are kind of garbage at going off road but in a fun way,
>I think [underbiking on a meme bike is like] a rigid 90's mtb off road

yes
that is how it is
god bless
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>>1494783
20 gusting to 40 km/h this evening but I got out for another 72 km. Next 2 days are back to 40 gusting to 60 so I didn't want to pass up relatively nice weather.

Riding in the evening after a hot day is really pleasant. The only downside being the low sun causing tons of glare.

All this wind has been keeping me in the city, and although I hadn't intended to, I'm getting awfully close to having ridden the entire city for the 3rd time.
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>>1495018
>clippy cloppy retard struggles to place his foot on a flat surface
the fucking state of /n/

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I'd like to fix up this old bike a bit,
the crank keeps coming loose and I think the wheels are slightly warped.

Where would I be able to source wheels and a crankase similar to these? I've looked around a bit and I'm finding either chink shit or 3000€ boyracer parts
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>>1495060
a new no name crankset is 50 euro not that bad.
a shimano square taper BB is 25 euro
Truing both wheels at an LBS is 50 euro
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>>1495226
>>1495227
(70s?) (miele)?
I wouldn't assume it has a standard bottom bracket shell so i wouldn't suggest trying to swap the crank unless you have to
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>>1495236
He can determine the size of the bb needed by measuring. Miele were manufactured in Canada so I'm pretty sure it's going to be BSA-english. That standard would make it pretty easy to put in a modern bracket.

This is likely a step he should do at the LBS when he gets his wheels trued. BB markup isn't exactly high. The crank he should probably order online.
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What about something like
Stronglight (pic)
or Sugino
like here
https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/crank-arms-cranksets/products/sugino-rd2-crankset-silver?variant=6747602561
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>>1495022
>cottered cranks
>CST
good luck
>>1495061
>seized
they are all like that its how they work
you must be very careful when hammering them out or in
>>1495271
measure the chain line / Crank offset first

Can we have an /n/ humor thread?

Let's take a break from the quarantine circlejerk.
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>>1494663
>ambulance guy takes his sweet time getting out and making his way back to help the retard who almost just killed himself
>would've probably walked faster if he was getting out to pick up some litter off the road
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>>1494785
None of these would be upsetting to someone that doesn't ride like a fuckhead
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>>1494680
>that guy who thought he made it but got obliterated by the traffic light
10/10
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Looks like this thread turned into /b/ humor.
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>>1494972
i would pick my beater over a brompton any day. keep your fagbike to yourself - oh wait, you already do, by dragging it through the goddamn store instead of locking up like a normal person

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hop in dude
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>>1491617
poo
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>>1491576
A commercial LTA pilot certificate is also a LTA Instructor certificate.
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>>1485349
so exactly the same thing?
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>blimps
Plebs, semi-rigid coming through!
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For me, it will always be the Soyuz.

>looks like a lovechild of the Tintin's moon rocket and the Kremlin tower
>is brought to the launch pad horizontally, by a train
>doesn't roll on flight - the whole launchpad will rotate instead
>no hypergolics, is send on its way by igniting a giant match under the engine instead
>doesn't have navigation computers onboard - the cosmonauts will find the way home with analogue 'globus' instrument
>one giant turbo pump, four engine bells per stage
>three stages
>sheds the first stage boosters in beautiful Korolev cross pattern commemorating the orthodox christian heritage of the mother Russia
>has provided continuous service to space for over 50 years and counting

Friends, comrades. When will the good old space Lada finally meet its equal, its worthy successor?
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>>1495047
C
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>>1495047
C (oт cлoвa ccy нa мoгилy)
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>>1495047 Ф you mad lads
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mfw fronss never put anyone to space, sad
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>>1493547
SRBs are shit for anything but ICBMs that need the ability to launch at anytime and be stored for years.

A kerolox or methalox engined booster would be far better in terms of isp and scalability. Plus these engines don't spray out sparks of burning aluminium that would burn holes in the parachute after the LES was used.

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>"Remember the Mercy!"
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>>1494371
>Who ever heard of a Train SHIP?
closest I can get
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>>1494371
Yeah just like planes being called airSHIPS and tanks being referred to as landSHIPS, almost any other form of transportation is better then the tr**n
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>>1494413
I'm with CMA CGM right now; open to anything above the measly 3000$ these guys get, and yeah I'm aware transitioning to anything else is almost impossible once you've done the 12 months on containers. Not too optimistic as I get the impression that jobhunting is hard enough for locals right now let alone an outlier like myself.
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CREW CHANGE ON THE LAKES TODAY BOYOOOOS
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>>1494502
You should check uk offshore jobs anyway. Just having a uk pass is a big advantage. No matter what they say ppl are still nationalistic as fuck and hire their own.

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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>>1495186
OK thanks
>>1495190
>>1495191
Right, tires. I'll opt for the 700c as well then. And read about basic bike terminology to seem like slightly less of an idiot.
"a 175mm Shimano 600 TriColor crankset that will be included when it shows up"
This led me to believe it comes with both, which I think it will so I'll ask him his opinion and hopefully leave with both. Trying to buy it ASAP. Odd that it's been on Craigslist for 4 days but doesn't seem like a case where other people found out something catastrophically wrong.

I appreciate your patience and help with this one, thanks
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>>1495216
You're just lucky that you're huge and he's huge but not many people are huge
go snap it up and report back
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Would you rather a Giant Revolt 1 or a Giant Contend AR 1?

The Contend AR 1 is more expensive and more specced up but is there any other differences I should be aware of before choosing between them?
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>>1495264
geometry-wise the revolt is more laid back with a slightly longer wheelbase, so will be more stable offroad than the contend. but the brakes on the revolt are a goofy proprietary system where the hydraulic fluid is stored in the stem, so I'd avoid because of that alone.
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>>1495264
The Revolt has clearance for bigger tires, and rack mounts. The Contend is lighter and full shimano.
Seems to me the Contend is a gravel-ish road bike, whereas the Revolt is an "adventure" gravel bike, if that makes sense. So pick whatever fits your intended riding best.

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Cute /n/ girls edition

Last thread: >>1492192

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

Helpful Resources:
https://sheldonbrown.com/
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
https://yarchive.net/bike/index.html

If you want help purchasing a bike, post in >>>/n/bbg
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remind me why it's so taboo to use a slightly longer stem especially if you you want to try the aero hoods position? you would think 120mm is within reason but some people seem to think you should stay within 100-110mm if you have the correct size frame for your height. i have long arms for my height and i would say i have above average flexibility and from searching for info on stem length i found this thread about how contrary to popular belief you can get in a more comfortable position by getting more stretched out on your bike. i'm trying to decide between -17deg 110mm or -17deg 120mm for my build but i'm leaning toward 120mm because with a shorter stem i think i would tend to be cramped like in the bottom of pic related. in the worst case scenario the 120mm stem might feel too long and then i can swap it out for a 100-110mm stem no big deal but if i had gone with a 110mm stem it might feel decent and like there would be no point to buy a 120-130mm stem but i might be left wondering what it would have been like with a 120mm stem.

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-VlJjqQhY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd7q-um6nHw
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>>1495243
it is?
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>>1495243
You're not wrong but if you would be better off simply buying the next bigger sized bike. Only consider the 120mm if you already bought your too small bike.
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>>1495243
run however long stem you want anon
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>>1495243
you're massively overthinking it
try both
make up your own mind
stems are not expensive
don't drop money on your dream meme stem until you know what size you want.

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I wear it to protect my virginity.
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what's a good helmet guys?
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>>1494865
Peer pressure wins again.

>>1494871
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CAAZ8K/
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>>1494851
>autist who cannot anticipate others trajectories
I think you've described exactly everyone who has an opinion in this thread.
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>>1493131
You sure you're squeezing those brakes hard enough?
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>>1494129
Fuck, I've seen just the video for this occasion, posted here, but I didn't save the link.
A guy on a bike got t-boned by a garbage truck. It was going slow and stopped before running him over, but the sheer momentum from its mass made the cyclist go from vertical to horizontal in a split second. His head hit the pavement, the remaining 10 minutes of the video was people waiting for an ambulance to pick up his remains.
So yeah, ride without a helmet.


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