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Is there anything more cozier than Street Running? Wish we still had active lines here in Chicago
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>>1496089
tl;dr
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>>1487419
That's some Africa colonial remnant tier tracks!
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>>1496089
Diesel trains have higher running costs regardless of fuel price.
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>>1496161
If that was true we'd have electrified decades ago
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>>1496161
It depends on many factors, like fuel price, cost of electricity, geography...
In Europe railways are largely electrified because electricity is often quite cheap while fuel isn't, lines have higher density and more stops, higher speed and acceleration is valued more, lines run through more urban areas with available electric grid and less exposed to damage (unlike rail tracks running through a lot of nothingness), etc.

In the US some lines would likely be more economical if they were electrified, around the coasts and Chicago, where there's more passenger and commuter trains, and generally more train density and more urban density. However on one hand this requires a huge investment which would take many decades to offset, and huge chunks would have to electrified almost at once for it to make sense. It's quite understandable why this isn't done.

Although I don't get why the government doesn't pay for electrification of certain lines with relatively high passenger and commuter traffic. Kinda like Caltrain is doing, just with privately owned tracks. I guess this would mean a shitload of bureaucracy that noone wants to deal with.

Prototype or concept thread.
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>>1491183
I think it was the Israelis driving the program, they had a lot of trouble attempting to intercept Mig-25s during the Yom Kippur War.
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>>1491957
>goes up to mach 3.6
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>>1489779
Reduced drag, maybe? Also, managing the thermal input of proximate megaton-class thermo-nukes with that greenhouse probably would have proved impractical.
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Post your favorite X-Planes
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Unfortunately named Skat.

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jumbo and widebody thread 3: pacific boogaloo
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>>1490563
>RAT deployed on final
For what purpose?
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>>1494661
Pic was taken at the Boeing plant, test I presume
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>>1494727
looking at the background that seems to be the case.
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>>1494232
thank you for reminding everyone how USair fucks over anything they touch.
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>>1468802
Was the 747-100 designed on drawing boards? I think that's impressive. Today you could probably design a new plane at home. Basically. It would be a bitch to put rivets in each hole.

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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>>1496277
>>1496280
>Maybe I'm getting too caught up in these mud guards
You are. All you need to look for are mudguard and rack mounts/bosses, then you just buy them online later and install them yourself.
Also paying $1k+ for a good bike is nothing out of this world.
>Never built anything in my life
So you never will? You gotta do it eventually, what better time than now.
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are evo bikes any good? theres a hybrid for around $500 im looking at to replace my first $250 hybrid. im not ready to spend $900 or 1000 yet
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>>1496297
No, they're not.
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>>1496299
what about the marin fairfax 1 for $570?
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>>1496311
Overpriced, supermarket-tier.

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Discuss your latest ride.
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>>1495479
>bag up some shit
>put on farmer's front door
>set bag on fire
>ring doorbell
>hide
>when he goes to put out the fire, jump out and cut off his head with a machete
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>>1496206
1 strand was sticking out, but when I changed the cable 9 strands were broken. So I caught it just before it was about to start causing me grief.
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itbegins.
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>>1496267
Thanks, Bacon. Very cool!

I fucking hate the UCI. Their gay arbitrary boomer rules have so severely limited the bikes we have access to as consumers. Bikes like pic related are stiffer, more aero, and much more comfortable than the 100 year old double diamond design. Bicycle companies won't produce something that won't be used in a real race like the TDF or Giro. Also, the upright position for bicycles is so inefficient and outdated for recreation cyclists.
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>>1496184
yea but it's not an upright position cycle.
Recumbents are pretty huge and heavy. Something different entirely. Good luck in the mountin stages.
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>>1496255
Good thing I don’t do stage races and never will. Do you?
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>>1496254
Yes there a hardly any riders and those few are 65+ old asses
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>>1496255
>Good luck in the mountin stages.
Man... where a recumbent cant roll is better(efficiency) to roll along ANY bike
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>>1496257
>>1496252
>brags about speed
>doesn't care about racing
Bikes are slow as shit compared to just about every other available form of transportation. Bragging about how fast you can go on one in a non-racing context is idiotic.

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Was taking out my bike for a ride when my neighbor asked me what I was riding, I was on an old bike I found on side of the road, never owned a good bike. He said he can't ride anymore because he had knee surgeries and he is in his 70s now, he said he has his streetbike hanging up in his garage for the past 3-4 years. I asked him how much he would sell it for and he said $150 he was gonna put it online for, I offered $80 and he said it's sold. It's a Trek with Gatorskin tires and a top gear seat and the chain looks good, tomorrow he is gonna take it down hanging from the garage and pump up the tires and let me take it for a ride to see if I want to buy it. Is this a good deal, for $80? Should I buy it? I don't know the most about bikes and have never owned a road bike before always rode mountain bikes people were throwing out. Do I buy this?

> Pic is bike flipped upside down hanging from garage I rotated is 180° so you don't have to look at it upside down
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>>1495967
Thank you 4chan for your guidance... It was the best $80 I ever spent, I can't believe how much of a difference it makes, I am so much faster than my hyrbid bike
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>>1495979
not him but in case you didn't know, there is also a popular British tv show called top gear.
you mentioned it came with a top gear saddle like it was important. but nobody's ever heard of it, it's just an unknown, off-brand product.
that's all.
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>>1496199
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>>1496199
Even a low tier road bike beats the pants off shitheap hybrids, and that’s about “lowest level you would race with” tier from about 20 years ago.
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>>1496222
>there is also a popular British tv show called top gear.
*was

Show me your shittiest commie buses.
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>>1489743
Merdedes-Benz turk O345
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DESU American buses are some of the most retarded in terms of efficiency
No place to stand, always bulky and loud, transmission is almost always fucked up and the doors are not much better than 40 year old ikaruses. Furthermore, there are only 2 doors and you can only enter through one. Peak idiotism.
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>>1496245
They have american ones too. And "modern" swiss ones, that look like standard bus and still ride around with german (i think) labels. They are so much smoother than old resistive-contactor junk.
Well, those older trolleybuses are simple machines. Still amazing they didn't rust away due to marine climate (which is comparable to salty roads).

Meanwhile, Chinese ones (that are from 1990's) are already written off.
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>>1496248
Basically latin american micro. Except smaller, and driver is 100% non-local.
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>>1496258
>everything is rubber
>except that tiny window
Lol

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What happened to Hambini?
My flatmate ordered a Canyon Ultimate CF and I wanted to roast him with the infamous Canyon Hambini video but it's set private. (https://youtu.be/kDIaNEeyU0w)

A lot of his other videos are gone too, as well as his twitter.
Did CIA niggers finally get him?
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>>1494584
>By posting that you are engaging in the action of lambasting journalists to keep them in check.
People have been "lambasting" CNN and the rest of the media for 3 years for that and much much more and if anything the problem has grown. Journalists only exist to feed hate porn to their echo chambers and no longer need to care about their credibility because outrage gets much better ratings than facts.
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>>1494649
Hambro recommends Giant, Look, and Time. Also Specialized looks decent on his official chart-o-shitness though I've never heard him specifically recommend them. I think Giant and Specialized are america-only and the other two are expensive, so....move to america?
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>>1494649
Aluminum is safer to buy than carbon, as it's harder to fuck up from a manufacturing standpoint. Still fuck Canyon though.
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>>1494584
>He doesn't have to prove what he said is true, the insulted has to show that he lied - had knowledge to the contrary but said it anyway. Big difference!
i'm not sure the law works this way in bongistan actually. they have some pretty fucked defamation/libel laws.
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>>1494649
>>1494676
And for brands relevant in Europe, Scott is a decent one and the frames are OEM produced by giant. A scandinavian retailer had a bike with a full 105, full CF and hydraulic brakes for sale at 1450€. Not sure if you can find a similar bargain in Germany considering your normal prices are already very low.

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Do you have fun on your bike?
Do you enjoy riding it?
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>>1488324
>Do you have fun on your bike?
>Do you enjoy riding it?
always
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>>1491487
>larger volume tires are stupid, a hulk of dead weight on the front which i will lock out most of the time is best

fucking retard.
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>>1491495
>If you listen to something at around 150-180bpm you can match your cadence to it (75-90RPM). It's pretty fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt0V0_1MS0Q
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>>1488324
Yeah, it's great fun. I love climbing, descending, sprinting, getting aero on flats, cornering, hopping over obstacles. The pain gives me a certain kind of pleasure, too.
Working on bikes can be fun, too. Sometimes it's really frustrating, but once you get everything to work perfectly it's immensely satisfying.
Sometimes when the wind blows in the right direction, when the right music comes on, when the the road surface is perfect, and you have enough energy to just go flat out, oh man, it's pure happiness for me. I don't think I ever experienced anything like this before cycling, aside from drugs.
All that strava, ftp, wahoo, lycra shit is pretty fucking gay tho.
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>>1496276
I was 100% with you until
>lycra shit
Seriously dude? Still with the insecurity? Proper attire for any given activity feels fucking good man.

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Anyone else watching "The Architecture the Railways Built"? It's not too shabby, but it has given me a craving for more shows/documentaries on railroads. What's /n/ recommend?
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EPISODE 4
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A8NFOEOvh5k3_Lde9HtpRf4RQD_HXwW0/view
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Watched the first episode of this, the guy's a bit awkward at times but talks about some interesting things. Will probably finish the rest when I've got time, thanks for posting the links
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>>1493312
Best one so far I think. Can't believe I've not heard about the Settle to Carlisle line before, I've done that stretch of the WCML so many times. It seems a really odd place considering how close it is, but I suppose back then they were all competing, and B**ching couldn't close it because of its architectural significance.

I'll have to do that next time I go to the midlands, probably take the long way around to Manchester or something.
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>>1485629
For me, it's the rapper who impersonates train announcers
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>>1485629
This segment is dangerously based desu

Kintaro Oe, age 25. He withdrew from Tokyo University law school, but only after he had already completed the requirements for graduation. Ever since, he has traveled the highways and byways of Japan, trying out new
jobs and positions and learning about life to the fullest. In tip-top physical condition and sparkling mental health, his hobby is studying the world around him. And perhaps someday, he may be destined to save Japan, or even the world! Or then again, maybe not.
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I love you

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What's your favorite /n/imal? Both real life and fictional allowed.

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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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Finally got rid of that god awful stages meter.

>>1495816
Sexy
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>>1496066
big pimpin
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>>1494658
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Had to ship the original bike from the other side of the country, but the upgraded monstrosity was more than worth it.
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>>1496230
All the stripped off parts went to making the old ride more sellable.

Would anyone be interested in an album of train field recordings

I have some that I've been considering putting on bandcamp as a shitpost, after seeing this I might do it

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I'd certainly like to hear this
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i've still got the old Trains At Work recordings but i prefer a british train desu
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I picked this up at a charity shop a while ago. It's a 12" LP.
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Aight I'll probably have time for this sometime in the next day or so. I've got two pretty good recordings of

Admittedly though I was being a bit pretentious with it thinking of using it as samples for music so there are bits where I go between carraiges and put the mic down by the floor so it may not be totally relaxing but it's unfiltered scottish train

Was on the far north line, a bit between Wick and Thurso and then again just after Invergordon on the way south. Was when the virus first got spread so there were like four people in the whole train.
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>>1495547
I actually have plans to work train field recordings into one of my future projects. I especially like the high pitched humming in the rails that predicates approaching high speed trains.

Until now I've only released stuff created with radio recordings and junk in my house.


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