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>summer edition
>previous edition
>>1664380
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>>1685730
Of course you are.
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>>1685753
that is a bottom bracket spindle, son
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>>1685782
A rose by any other name...
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>>1685666
>>1685730
I guess i meant crankset.
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>>1685657
Howdy Dallas Anon, night riding is best riding in this heat, I tell you what.

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/BBG/- catch all thread for questions regading the purchase of new or used bicycles.

places where you can get new bikes RIGHT NOW:
playtri
wiggle
ribble
canyon
poseidon

Old bikes:
Facebook marketplace
craigslist.org
your local bike co-op

REMEMBER: Nobody ever regretted spending too much to get a cool bike.
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>>1685857
yes
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>>1685857
yes but it will not make you into a cute girl
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>>1685866
hinako doesn't have an ass that fat
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>get the latest rivbike email
>maxway has delayed their 2h22 frames to 2023 because of lack of material and backorders
steelbros, not like this...
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>>1685867
but she does have a chest that flat

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What city in Germany has the nicest rail transit?
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>>1627431
>18 goes to istanbul
Wohin?
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>>1684657
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlsijAFtx0M

>>1684657
Apparently it comes from ham radio "hand-held transceiver"
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobiltelefon#Entstehung_der_Bezeichnung_%E2%80%9EHandy%E2%80%9C
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>>1626881
All soulless.
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>>1626881
There are different types of rail transit. Only 4 cities in Germany have an underground metro, though other types can also have underground sections.

I like the underground metro in Nürnberg, it's fairly modern (driverless) and efficient for a city of the size.

I really don't like public transport in Berlin. It takes like an hour to get anywhere.
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>>1652231
Isn't that the case with all parties, look at "Die Linke, FDP(westerwelle died I know), AFD, Gruene". They all got neat faces. But are rotting underneath.. Kind of like
>pic related
Can't say I rode the one on the right though. It probably smells like polyethylene.

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Could someone redpill me on railroad gauges? Like what is the main difference between narrow vs. standard vs. broad?
I am trying to figure out why certain countries went with certain railroad gauges but it seems like all of this is arbitrary. For example, on one hand people say that certain countries went with a narrow gauge railroad because it was cheaper to implement but then on the other hand people say that there is no real cost difference between the gauges. I also read that nowadays if a country were to implement a railroad gauge then it would be broad gauge because it is superior to both narrow and standard gauge.
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>>1685640
fair enough. i don't think these are problems for today's intercity passenger lines, though. or, at the very least, they're smaller problems than using non-standard stock and infrastructure.
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>>1685245
But they do have a Standard gauge link to China now
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62 1/2” “Pennsylvania Broad Gauge” was used for trolley and interurban lines to insure that steam freight railroads wouldn’t be running on city streets.
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>>1685345
USA inches: 504,96 ?
English: 4' 8 1/2"
France: 1435 mm
change a rail and measure with a ruler
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>>1685616
>trying to argue something that is written in a thousand books, including currently rulling laws
lel

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For me, it's a steel road bike with mechanical shifting and rim brakes that can fit 28s.
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>>1684751
for me it is about effective two-finger braking from the hoods
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>>1685322
Which is easily achieved by retrofitting with tektro levers and putting a dual pivot caliper in front
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for me its the steel track bike with 0.5mm tires clearance from any point of the bike, 45 degree pursuit sloped top tube and mandatory chainring overlap
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>>1684751
For me, it's an alloy gravel bike with mechanical shifting and disc brakes that can fit 47c
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For me, it's an alu bike with at least a newer-gen 105 and 25/26 mm tires on 80 psi.
Couldn't give less of a shit about brakes as long as they're half decent.

How long until one of these composite planes snaps in two mid flight?
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>>1685722
Not talking about the wings you stupid cunt. Carbon fiber responds to fatigue differently and is more rigid and prone to snapping.
https://www.materialstoday.com/carbon-fiber/features/how-safe-are-modern-aircraft-/
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>>1685826
Weird how not a single carbon fiber body airliner has crashed while many hundreds of metal body airliners have. Kill yourself immediately.
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>>1685793
Carbon fiber is literally more expensive dipshit.
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>>1685722
that's stupid. why would they do that? that would only make the wings break off sooner.

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This channel has convinced me that Americans are retarded when it comes to urban planning and making cities that people want to live in.

So blessed to be a European.

https://www.youtube.com/c/NotJustBikes/videos
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>>1685768
americans in general are the running gag of the world desu
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>>1684696
I love America outside of our super roads that are impossible to ride bikes on.
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>>1684796
Anon zoning LAWS ban most land from being used to build anything but single family homes. If I bought parcel of land and began building exactly what I wanted on it I would face legal consequences.
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>>1685665
>Atlanta has an assload of apartments but a lot of it can't be walkable until they remove some of the freeways running through town.
Pure cope. Not happening
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>>1685838
No one on this board is in any position to build an apartment building, but land gets rezoned for them all the time

You're free to live in a bug box with others like you. Zoning doesn't prevent you from doing that.

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With the bikepocalypse, has anyone else taken a piece of shit and fixed it up?
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Are you kidding? my spare room has been transformed into a goddam piece of shit fix up factory, Got 7 projects on the go right now with another two still boxed that I can't get into the house plus 3 on route.

Best fucking thing that ever happened to me, covid plus boomer bike boom has transformed my life, as a bike lover anyway I'm in fucking paradise, slashed my working hours to 15 a week and now make more selling fixed up pieces of shit than I ever did wage slaving, plus I get to ride a plethora of great classic old bikes.

Had two yetis, a Klein, several team issues from Marin, Cannondale, Muddy Fox, Offroad, Orange, Gary Fisher etc, happy as a pig in shit.

Hello bros. I picked up this '''''mountain bike'''"'' recently and I've been taking it out on some single track trails, having a lot of fun. It's an old Specialized Rockhopper. I've been riding dirtbikes for a while so I have a basic idea of technique because it seems it's quite similar, but do you experienced guys have any tips for getting good at mountain biking while riding an old rigid? Also what gear is essential? Right now I'm wearing tennis shoes, shorts and a dirtbike jersey and I don't know what else I really need.

Thanks bros.
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>>1684475
MET
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>>1684475
hike n' bike is normal because mtb is mostly a gravity sport, including xc. when you're bombing down a trail make sure you're in a gear that allows you to get torque to your rear wheel so that you can punch thru corners. Maybe get a quick release clamp for your seatpost so you can put the seat down quickly at the top of a trail. A small hydration backpack is a good idea too because having bottles bounce out of their cages sucks. uhhhhhh oh yeah there's a mtb thread in /xs/
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>>1684522
>there's a mtb thread in /xs/
For fags doing DH. Op is riding a 90s rigid, he is one of us
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>>1684338
chamois (shorts with padding) will help a ton - i was riding an old karate monkey on gravel and my taint would always give out before my cardio
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If you get some nice flats, you can get either skater shoes or five ten's, it helps keep your feet to the pedals and can make bumpy descents easier as your feet are not flying off.

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For me, it's the N&W A-class
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>>1681518
There certainly were some closures, and other attempted ones that failed after meeting local resistance.

But India had too much of a complex railway network for it to be ever completely closed.
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>>1684431
Did they paint his drive rods or was there just rust on them before?
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I sure hope all that talk of Ed Dickens wanting to make sure 3985 is kaput forever is just hearsay. I'd really like to see her steam again one day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq7mrqFbMn4
I mean, just look at her move, man.

>dies from getting hit by a car

>media calls it a "bike accident"
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Fuck we really need to do something about all the cars killing innocent people in this country...
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>guy lives in danville, ca (rich white/asian town), hit while bicycling in san ramon, ca
>only 20 miles from me
>i have ridden my bike in the area many times including the cross street he was hit on
>have never been hit by car
>i'll never die in a bike accident and have to suffer continuing to live my miserable existence
why couldnt it have been me brehs
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>>1685572
An "accident" is always just one flick of the handlebars away.
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>>1685555
Quads don’t lie
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>>1685293
I'd rather make it more difficult to legally operate a car and throw non licensed people in jail forever when they're caught.

There's no reason not to wear one other than - "they look goofy"

To avoid a hospital visit and painful stitches
- Full face helmet
- Gloves
- Elbow protectors
- Knee protectors
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>>1685487
I don't get why people are against helmets, even spec ops soldiers wear literal bike/skate helmets
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>>1685627
OP is a particularly silly take on it
fucking elbow and knee pads cmon
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Lately I've been hearing a lot a bout people riding electrical scooter smashing their face in an their teeth out. Maybe they should be wearing full face helmets.
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>>1685487
I'd want that as a bedroom. Looks like I could crash about anywhere and sleep fine.
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>>1685627
The point is it's always a risk-benefit analysis. Anything you do carries with it a certain risk. With normal cycling, the risk of actually needing a helmet is low, and ideally you will never hit your head. But it's worth wearing one just in case. Full face helmets (and more protection in general) are used for riskier activities because crashing is more common and/or more dangerous.

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I'm so glad I picked up biking.
thank you /n/.
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>>1680632
damn, that's some truly oldfag shit
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>>1678634
I remember as a kid, some neighbor's son rode his bike to work and I thought it was the coolest thing that an adult could do that. With a cool grown-up bike no less.
Wasn't until 2009 or 10 when I started lurking /n/ and was shown the joy of cycling I had forgotten since I was a kid. It was a cheap way to get to work and stay fit, but really I just love bikes.
Fun to ride, fun to tinker with, they're just great.
Thanks /n/.
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>>1678634
Based, i'm happy for you anon.
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>>1678666
El Diablo
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>>1678634
watch long riders and yowamushi

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wtf is amtrak's problem?
if each of these lines had high speed rail, they could compete with the airplane any time of the day between the two next major cities in the midwest, and probably actually make money instead of having to get bailed out by the government with enormous subsidies
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>>1681579
>If you make the claim, you have to prove it.
Nope. You can though.
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>>1681397
>Neither is the failed F-35.
It is. HSR is not stealth fighter-bomber no matter how do you twist it.

As for spending on infrastructure cist better spend on successful ones like highways, airports and freight railroads, than trying to fix failure that passenger rails is with public money
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>>1681397
>n that stupid shit instead of fixing our 130 year old infrastructure
The next gen fighter isn't stupid shit. It's necessary otherwise your nice railroad gets blown up by China. If you think it's a failure and didn't meet the requirements that's fine but failed projects are common in aviation. Even the failed jets lead to a new superior one with the tech it helped develop.
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>>1683142
>It's necessary otherwise your nice railroad gets blown up by China.
anon will you please fuck off and go troll k or something
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"Spring" Touring edition.
A place to talk about tours and the like. Stay hydrated and post comfy pics.
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How do you plan where to sleep and where to eat each day of a tour?
I don't think I could do bicycle touring. I don't like planning and if I had been riding all day I would be miserable to not get to sleep in my own bed that night.
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>>1685765
I just wing it




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