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Anon, why all of a sudden everyone has city bikes?

I noticed that people of all ages ride a city bike of sorts, from kids to adults, men and women. Few ride step through frames.

Small bicycle shops tend to stock a lot of city bikes too, of all sizes and makes.

When I was a kid 15 years ago, nobody except grandpas used one. Everyone used a mountain bike.

Is it a weird consequence of bike shortages?
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People also ditched public transportation due to them being covid incubators.
Italy here.

I had one of those city bike with that steel frame that - once you have it and pay attention - you can see on a multitude of so many other rigs.

Mine was a second handed Esperia. And the build was so cheap that Esperia didn't want to put their name on it, apart from a minuscule sticker on the seattube.
Everything was super cheap. Chinese friction shifter, with not much friction.
The rear wheel axel bent, replaced.
The BB spindle bent, replaced.
Fender bolts popped off, replaced.
I broke enumerable rear wheel spokes (you can see in the picture i had to replaced them with black colored ones); i had no idea why i was going through so many spokes. Whell, the wheel was not dished correctly.
The frame was designed to accomodate any hub, from single speed to 135mm hubs (imagine how much it would flex).

I payed 50 buck for it. And put in 25 euros in materials. I did 500 km and then gifted it to my brother in law.

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yes, and all those lockdown protests were covid incubators too, but not the black lives matter protests
Esperia is/was OEM manufacturer, just like Denver, Merida, Giant.
IIRC they own Legnano.
So it can't be that bad.
Perhaps it was a cheap run for a brand that didn't specialise in bicycles, like Walmart?
I think it's because of covid.
People that couldn't do anything were in dire need of excuses to get out of the house. And so they all bought road bikes and mountain bikes, thus leading to the shortage. Everyone has city bikes now because that's what left.

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Discussion about the era before the jet-age.
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Flying boats are so tough to wrap my head around. Enormous steel behemoths in a time when most other aircraft were made of wood and fabric.
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Build up, not out. This could be replaced with a skyscraper parking garage that has a stadium on top.

General Aviation general. General as in, like, aviation in general I guess. Not general aviation.

Odd One Out edition

Previous: >>1826603
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People were flying commercial jets with 250 hours less than 20 years ago….

Getting rid of the 1500 hour rule would mean I don’t have to fuck around in a Cessna 152 for 2 years building time, what ratings are you talking about?
Why don't they just do it like Europe and let you get a job as a FO and build up the full ATPL hours from there? It's hard to see how 1000+ hours of instructing PPL students is really all that helpful
I have 3 checkride failures and I’m at a regional right now
It’s because of something that starts with the letter J
God damn Jehovah's witnesses

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is it possible that flywheel kers systems could ever become a real thing?
we know they work why dont we use them?
maybe on a normal bike itd be clunky but i could definetly see a recumbent trike with a flywheel, its basically free energy especially if you live in a very hilly place or have to do alot of stopping and starting like in an urban environment
i did some experimenting in beamng with a flywheel powered vehicle and found it to be very effective even offroad
if we can just figure out how to make a good cvt or just use a regular gearbox and clutch i dont see why a flywheel kers system couldnt allow a medeocre cyclist to set world records in certain scenarios
whats the catch?
and what other future technoligies could change cycling?
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>You pedal a generator, and hub motors drive the wheel/s.
This actually works. I once built a RC car from scratch (it's sitting on my desk btw) and it had 4 motors, 2 pairs with each of the motors in parallel with the other. If I turn one of the wheels on one side, the other wheel of that side turns too. What if it turns out to be more efficient than using a chain, as is the case with hybrid cars being more efficient than regular cars with regular transmissions?
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Hopefully, never
>What if it turns out to be more efficient
Doubt, google says even supercapacitors only have 85-98% charge discharge efficiency and the you have the losses from the motors on top of that.
Yes there would definitely be a tradeoff, but imagine a bike that doesn't have a chain, shaft, or anything else for that matter. You pedal, feel more resistance the faster you go because of back EMF and eddy's currents but it just works no matter what plus as you brake or coast downhills it charges a battery that lets you get up to speed much faster.
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Also, this should be way more popular in 2022.

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Northern Lights edition
Sticky: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lxDKFTLO4x771l06T9y331XYhlc6TqYj-hfhl91iXXU/edit
(Needs updating and greenhorns dont read it anyway)
Previous thread: nobody cares

Maritime jobs: so hot right now. Pay raise? Better schedule? endorsement upgrades? NGMI if you arent getting it now.

Captcha: Deckies lmao
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Cringe simp
You haven’t worked or sailed with women or gayfags much then, or are one yourself if you don’t find the experience less than desirable.

Let me add to what I said. I don’t want to sail with women, faggots, or weakniggers.
I’d bet my bottom dollar you got baby arms and a bitchy attitude, forcing the crew to help you and tolerate your shit.

Cool black niggers all good in my book if they work or cook well, but you just sound like a niggerfaggot, faggot.
Ive sailed with my fair share of both as an MSClet. I swear to Christ that every homesteader white deckie on that ship was bisexual, including the captain, bosun, OS, and AB. The way they would stare at each other while drunk was ridiculous. Couldn’t shut up about how they were “sucking dick tonight”, probably the result of too many Thai ladyboys. But they weren’t bad, knew their shit enough. I just would never hang out with them outside of work
The black lesbo EU I sailed with was fine, inner city girl so she was hard enough. The black navigator gurl I sailed with was great.
The blackspic female wiper was useless. The Indian grandma wiper was useless until she went to supply and became a cook, then she was great. The female white third mate I worked with was awesome. Luckily none of them were hot, I sailed with hot girls in the academy and they were way too distracting. I had a blonde Norwegian teaching me c-nav with an ass bigger than the summer triangle
is weed considered degenerate in the industry.
are there piss tests?
is weed considered contraband on vessels?
Yeah that drug thats banned in 9/10 countries and stays in your piss for months is very welcome. They love having to hand over your ass to the authorities for smoking a doobie 3 weeks before you stepped on board in assfuckistan. Not to forget a moron who brings it on board, thus making everyone complicit in international drug smuggling.

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>Autumn Edition
post, rate, and hate
>previously on /pybt/
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Thanks man. It's a joy to ride

The gearing is ... alright. It's got a 35 inch low gear with that freewheel, and I can can haul myself up most grades with a minimum of swearing, but something lower would certainly make my life easier.

I was sort of wanting to keep things kind of true to the age of the bike, so was thinking about putting a Stronglight 49D on it, with a 38t small ring instead of the 44t thing I have on there right now. I hadn't really considered a triple, mostly because of vanity, but a TA triple might look pretty good on there, if I could find one.
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Luv me bike. Got it for 650 brand new and 250 miles later, here we are
i had no idea a clothing brand was in on the ebike market
Finally one that looks worse than mine

I wanted to repaint mine, but midway through it I said "fuck it, when I get enough money I'll buy a proper steel frame". That was 6 years ago.
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No, yours looks definitely worse than mine.

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Do you get motion sickness from high speed rail?
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I think the motion sickness in trains stems from an input conflict between eyes and other senses like balance. Some people's brains sound an alarm when their sense of balance can't feel rapid changes of motion (since you're going at a steady speed) but their eyes see shit flying by sideways at a fast rate, similarly to how people get motion sick in cars when they feel all the small motions associated with cars (bumps, corners) while looking at a book or phone.
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I've heard that japs often get motion sickness on backwards-facing seats, so they are either all forwards-facing or convertible there.
No. Trains mostly don't have a lot of side-to-side or up-and-down motion, and that's always been what induces motion sickness in me. High-speed trains in particular tend to have very smooth tracks.
Looking at the clouds in high speed train is the best part of it all
I have never gotten motion sickness in the train and I've ridden all kinds. High speed trains are the best, smooth ride, no changes in acceleration that jar you.
Meanwhile I get motion sickness in the car or the bus if i read a book. Especially in the hilly areas where the bus is accelerating and bobbing.

End of summer edition

Last thread

Can't have /n/ without a proper touring thread.

Now that summer is almost over, is anyone planing on doing tours in autumn?
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If you're going to cycle for 8hr straight at 10mph minimum you could do it. I think that's realistic for a 1 way short tour, doing that every day would be exhausting unless you're adept at it.
80 miles is not a huge deal at all and people frequently do 80 mile trips and longer. doing it several days in a row is another matter.
With my bike, loaded (55.12lbs / 25kg), I do 45 to 50 miles per day (75/50 km) with usually 1000 feet (300m) to climb and some day with the wind.
If I wanted, I could probably do more, but I prefer to rest and be able to ride multiple days without breaking my body.
Then again that's with a touring bike loaded.
I know some people that do a shiton of miles per day during 2 weeks but unloaded and with a carbon bike.

80 seems a bit unrealistic since you're on the touring thread and without experience. You can always take your bike a try such a distance.
Gimme the anthrocrocs shibari rule34
All ortlieb are great pannier for touring. Those I got are very resistant

pictured: 3rd metro line (in yellow).
>based on electoral promises
>originally just a branch of the 2nd line, now it will require an interchange going up and down the stairs at Stadion
>a tram would be faster from Gocław to the centre (also planned but put on hold after metro was announced)
>there was no overall city study on where a next line should actually be build to serve the most people
>"Etap III" runs parallel to existing heavy rail just 500 metres north while its the N-S 1st line that is at full capacity
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Another thing about Warsaw, it has three big stations with very similar names.
The naming schemes must be a nightmare for foreigners
Let's start with Warszawa Główna (Warsaw Main)
It's a terminus station in the vinicity of Plac Zawiszy. Name is pretty inaccurate
Parallel to it runs the Warsaw diameter line and a train stop Warszawa Ochota named after the district it's in, along with a separate commuter rail's platform with the same name
The tram and bus stops are named Plac Zawiszy.
So three separate names for one place
Maybe they want to develop these villages into cities.
1 km east of that, on the diameter line...

Warszawa Centralna (Warsaw Central)
It only serves intercity trains
Tram and bus station is named Dworzec Centralny but at least the voice announcement says "Warsaw Central railway station"
The aformentioned commuter railway, WKD, has its terminus 200 metres to the west and it's not called Warszawa Centralna WKD but Warszawa Śródmieście WKD
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200-500 metres east of that...

Warszawa Śródmieście (Warsaw Downtown)
It only serves local and regional trains
It's close to the North-South running metro station and bus and tram stops all named Centrum

despite them being close and both underground, there is no direct link between the railway and metro station
Basically all the rail lines in south east London, due to competing companies early on duplicating routes and lines due to business politics.

E.g. catford and catford bridge stations are 150m apart but the two lines do not have a junction or link

Rigid 90s Mtb / Classic bike / Project bike thread

All welcome

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the rear mech is rapid rise
my retrodouche mind straight away thought that would be good with friction downtube shifters

i dont even know how to service disc brakes
that has one of those weird ass bottom brackets right? When I picked up my zaskar frame from a retro gt collector he lectured me on those. They look interesting, I first thought it was some mini-e-bike motor lol.
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man i dont even know what's 'normal' for rear suspension design
this is all confusing to me
it does kinda look like an ebike motor yeah

the bottom bracket itself seems like a normal threaded external bearing thing
i'm gonna need to fix it or something though... just noticed one of the crank arms has some play.
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also not sure what i should be trying to replace these forks with

they seem taller than all the (shitty, old) spare ones i have

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I miss this nigga like you wouldn't believe
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Pinpoint the motorway that required the demolition of Euston, yankee.
Settle down. This thread was, after all, about the demolition of Penn Station.
You replied to a post about Euston.
Perhaps the person was talking in general terms, rather than absolute. Please don't be pedantic.
If that were the intention then the post would either reply to nothing or reply to OP, not to a specific post about a particular location that received similar treatment but under completely different circumstances.

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what's the best way of commuting to school for me lads (round trip)
<20km pedaling
<15€ tickets
<4km walking
<10€ tickets
<40min drive
<10€ gasoline
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Where the fuck do you live mate
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place where i dont gotta lock up my bicycle
consider that you can multitask while on a train or a bus
How many km is it by car? (round trip)
I'd move.


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need to commute to work (6 miles). Its quite hilly and I would have to share the road with cars. What is the mazda miata of ebikes for someone who isn't a manlet? (6'4 197lbs) budget is around $1,500
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this is a very good suggestion. the us specced version has a 8speed wide rear casette and a 1x.
literally none of these suggestions are good.
why don't you give one then
if you could spend a little more and get a mid drive motor you wont be disappointed. otherwise what >>1853834 recommended. ride1up is really good bang for buck
Consider your use case OP and decide if a folding bike will make your life significantly easier by allowing storage inside. The greater theft protection may also allow you to spend more. I almost pulled the trigger on converting a dahon mariner with a bafang middrive until I got a random great deal on a second hand bike.

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Amerifat here, I'm trying out a Train Sim game for the first time and god damn this is what your trains look like, Germany?

It's a god damned space ship.
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Read the online tutorial on German safety systems in Train Sim World and try driving with them. Makes it way more challenging and interesting.
Better yet, this is how all European locos built after 2010 look like, the only difference is the amount of monitors (two to four). You know how to drive one, you can drive'em all.
But that's the same with the modern US locos, innit?
The interior design doesn't need to reflect that.
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Here's one from 20 years ago

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