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What is it that makes cagers so violent and uncivilized?
If someone scratched my bike I'd be upset sure, but life would go on as usual and I would definitely not use this level of unhinged violence on another person. The most I would do is call the cops and file a report.
Maybe it's because they have to literally take out a mortgage to buy a cage so it's like every scratch on it signifies great financial strain.
https://streamable.com/zqn1bi
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>>1495130
As usual, I don't care.
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>>1495221
t. posts five "REEEEEE CAGERS" threads a week
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>>1495223
t. projecting
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>>1491506
You're thinking too much. Niggers do what niggers do that is all.
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>>1491413
Someone scratching your bike doesn't cause you thousands in damage, you fucking brainlet. I hate cager entitlement on the road as much as the next guy, but still I manage to be aware of what a financial commitment cars are. Would you brush off someone damaging your house on purpose?

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Can someone explain this shit to me?

Why the fuck are these $1,000+ consumerist lazymobiles becoming popular?

Is the world becoming just like Wall-E predicted?

You can get a normal bike, 2nd hand, for like $100, and it will get you around town just fine - AND you'll improve your health while riding it

I honestly cannot understand why anybody would buy an e-bike, it's the biggest waste of money I can think of
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>>1495145
wot. Torque sensors just apply a proportionate amount of pedal assist to make it feel more natural versus a cadence sensor.
I think you mean gear sensor.
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>>1486891
>Why are [...] consumerist lazymobiles becaoming popular?
Gee, I wonder.
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>>1495158
>soi wars
>spacing
not even reading your post but thax for confirming ebiking is plebbit garbage
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>>1491572
Direct drive hubs are better for long flat stretches or rolling hills, geared hubs have more torque and are better for longer, steeper climbs. Direct drives are quieter and usually have regenerative braking, which is a big deal for heavy rides like cargo bikes and pedicabs, but they also have more drag. Geared hub motors freewheel when you pedal them so there's less drag if/when you pedal unpowered.
Check out Grin Technologies for the lowdown on hub motors.
https://www.ebikes.ca/learn/hub-motors.html
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>>1491892
>wrong

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I almost got hit by a cager today. After he almost hit me, I blocked his path and stared at him menacingly. At first he just had a normal unapologetic expression. After a few seconds he was about to roll down the window because by that point he knew I was mad, so then I rode off. I just wanted to let him know I was mad.
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>>1492112
Not what I was saying at all. I was saying that I am also other anons, not that other anons also say downtuber. That said, other anons do say downtuber. I know because I have said downtuber multiple times, and I have also seen multiple downtuber posts not by me. checkmate downtubers
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>>1489961
Is the bike OK?
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>>1494054
Something breaks off on impact and bounces into the grass, but I can't tell what it is. Also handlebars seem twisted.
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>>1489949
Post gave me a boner uwu
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>>1491767
In a perfect world.

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That's lot of trains.
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>>1495102
Has little to do with land being cheap. Just available. Notice how they still farm in the middle of it?
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>>1495066
They hump double stacks now?
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>>1495108
No.
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>>1495066
For you.
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>>1495102
Looks like one of those train track sets you have as a kid

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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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North Shore interurban, then and now, Wilmette, Illinois
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Santa Cruz CA
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>>1487963
>Trains are fine in their role, they are otherwise terrible in a high speed economy and for moving things that have a limited life span
In Switzerland even mail is carried by train.
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Monmouth, Maine, USA

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I think I can. I think I can.I think I can. I think I can.
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>>1495210
no you can't

I very much like industry and the hyper-specialized transportation of odd materials such as aggregate and logs and the like. Here's a thread for discussing that.
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Bleach plant retention towers and j-tube...
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Sorry to spam, if anyone is interested in paper making or logging i have a shit load of content. Ill bust out some webms this evening.
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>>1494776
>Sorry to spam, if anyone is interested in paper making or logging i have a shit load of content. Ill bust out some webms this evening.
I'd be very interested in the logging part, but dude, rotate your fucking images! (phone rotation is in the EXIF, 4Chan ignores those, so put it on your PC, rotate it there, and maybe resize it a bit!?)
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Hrrrr..
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Is this the future?
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>>1494900
yes
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>>1494900
It's not a botnet, it's "contact tracing", and if you don't obey YOU AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE WILL DIE FROM TRUMPPLAGUE!!
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>>1495132
>It's not a botnet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D__UaR5MQao
correct
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>>1495137
>we pinky promise we won't abuse the fuck out of this surveillance program the exact same way we've abused every other surveillance program that's ever been implemented in the history of human civilization
t. naive zoomer who probably wasn't even alive on 9/11
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>>1494900
But but but the data is non-identifiable.

Why does nobody want to locate its wreck site? ;_;7

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I've been looking up the Edinburgh Tram and I just can't wrap my head around some of the decisions taken here. Can some Edinburghian perhaps explain it? Because to me it seems like so many things about it are pants-on-head retarded.

>weird stop layout: There's no stop serving the main train station, they're both about equally as far away
>same goes for the area near Charlotte square, this seems like a central area which should have a stop nearby
>some stations ridiculously far apart, Murrayfield is over 1 km away from Haymarket. This is a tram not a train, shouldn't there be a stop around Russell Road to increase coverage?
>Most of the line runs along another rail line, or otherwise on an almost full grade separated ROW, and partly through an industrial area. Why not build the tram along a main road to increase its coverage? Like along Coates-Corstorphine-Glasgow Rd
>and instead build a few more stations on the rail line and run a metro-style commuter service with stops every km or so
>why build the tram to the airport and not a rail branch?
>Extension to Leith seems sensible, but why the fuck does it run all the way to the harbor instead of along Commercial St.?
>And no branch to Edinburgh old town even planned, that would be useful for tourists; could also be extended to University of Edinburgh.
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>>1494214
So? You could say that about shitloads of things, or all of the original points about it being too far from Waverley. They can take it all the way to the shore, why shouldn't they? Because Leith doesn't deserve it? it's not the 90s pal Leith is trendy
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>>1494131
Imagine falling for the subway meme
>yes goy let's spend hundreds of millions to put public transit underground so we can free up road space for cages while you ride in a noisy train in dark tunnels like the goy rat that you are
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>>1494142
Fair enough
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>>1495027
>not liking the superior underground sideways lift
>not knowing metros are older than cars

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb-444_sSm4
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>>1495082
I know metros are older than cars, but with modern high-capacity LRT and tunnelling being expensive as fuck they make little sense and are only used to avoid taking away cager space.

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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>>1495113
anon I don't think you understand the concept of sporting competition
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>>1494949
Your pic related can't steer, dumbass
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>>1494949
>muh fyooture aero movie-prop bike

>pedals are literally just axles
>hubs are massive and (appear) metal
>no visible chain, gears, or brakes
>if the narrow bulge in the frame is where the chain is supposed to be, the possible gear ratios will be totally unacceptable
>bars mounted very high and aren't adjustable
>hambro says having a massive void in the front triangle area is un-aero as fuck
>fucking fenders
>saddle not adjustable and tilted upward 10 degrees

hard pass
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>>1495134
also that >>1495133
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>>1495077
There was a lot of experimentation in the late 1800s, before the UCI had any real influence, and the diamond frame that we have now is what came up on top. They aren't really that influential now, either. If the manufacturers wanted to push something new, the UCI really wouldn't be able to stand in their way. The sloping top tube compact frame was rammed down the UCI's throat by Giant, who wanted to reduce manufacturing costs by reducing the number of sizes they produced. Disc brakes were also pushed through even though nobody aside from the manufacturers wanted them. Trek could have done the same with the y-foil and beam bikes in general, but it was a flop even with trifags. It's a shame because beam bikes are rad. But there's no reason why they can't come back as some kind of neato gravel thing.

Now, the UCI's chokehold on the organizational aspect of road racing is awful, and have been compared to the mafia for a good reason. USAC is similarly bad, which is why everyone who organizes gravel races and fondos wants them to stay the fuck out.

When you see it
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>>1494550
Loco number = post number
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>>1485826
Nazi Southern is the worst to work for.
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>>1494550
Read the thread before posting. Literacy is your friend.
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Let's try this again.

Discuss Chinese trains here.

Attached is the plan for the Nanjing North railway station. 14 platforms and 26 tracks: 5 platforms for long distance HSR, 5 platforms for intercity HSR, 4 platforms for regular trains.
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>>1491825
That seems more of a natural/environmental accident than one due to shoddy workmanship though
How often do accidents occur due to poor maintainence/infrastructure failure?
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>>1493225

>However, because China Railways has changed the exterior design to make the trainsets look like high speed EMUs, they decided they can get away with raising ticket fares for CR200J routes, even though the maximum speed is exactly the same (160 km/h) as the cheaper locomotive-hauled conventional trains that the CR200J replaced.

And I thought I got badly CHINKED on my last aliexpress order.
Man, I'm trying to imagine the shitstorm if my local transport company had raised the fares just for the "privilege" of riding in a Talent 2.
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>>1494848
>How often do accidents occur due to poor maintainence/infrastructure failure?

China Railway's infrastructure and maintenance has generally been good, and has gotten better recently. The last major accident was the Wenzhou collision in 2011, where 40 people were killed, and resulted in a lot of changes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenzhou_train_collision

Before 2013, there was no China Railways. There was the China Ministry of Railways, which was a cabinet-level department in the Chinese government. The Ministry was dubiously in charge of both providing railway services and supervising those services. That structure--where a single entity owns the tracks, runs the trains, and supervises it all--generally doesn't work well (e.g. British Rail). The head of the Ministry, Liu Zhijun, took billions of dollars of bribes and cut corners in a bunch of places.

One of the cut corners was the systems engineering on the centralized traffic control system used on the train line where the Wenzhou collision occurred. A CTC system takes data from track circuits that detect the presence (or absence) of a train, and uses that data to dispatch other trains and control the signals on the network. On the day of the accident, lightning struck one of the track circuit control boxes for the track block where the accident occurred. The normal "fail-safe" engineering practice would be, if you don't know the status of a track block, assume it's occupied by a train. However, the badly designed CTCS used on the Wenzhou line simply kept the last status ("track clear") of the track block before lightning struck, and did not alert the train dispatcher to the failure of the track circuit.

So when a train later went into the track block with the lightning-damaged control box, the train dispatcher didn't know that block was now occupied, and sent a second train into the same track block. By the time the second train's driver saw the first train, it was too late to stop.
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>>1491306
I'm really tired and when I looked at that picture without reading the OP I assumed it was some kind of giant mobile building on rails. Now I'm disappointed.
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>>1495117
(continued)

It was a completely unnecessary accident that would have been avoided with even basic oversight of the control system.

Liu Zhijun and the Ministry's deputy chief designer Zhang Shuguang were both sentenced to life in prison for corruption and negligence. Various other people received lower sentences.

The government also abolished the Ministry of Railways, creating the state-owned corporation China Railways to handle construction, maintenance, and train services, and moved the supervision work into the separate Ministry of Transport. CR was also ordered to slow down certain high speed lines until a safety review had been completed. The Beijing-Shanghai HSR was slowed down to 300 km/h for several years before resuming 350 km/h service.

Since Wenzhou, there's been run-of-the-mill accidents that you'd expect on any large rail network, but nothing with a major loss of life and nothing due to such a fundamental design or operational flaw.

>>1494848
>That seems more of a natural/environmental accident

CR has been replacing curvy older lines that are especially vulnerable to landslide/flooding with new lines (not necessarily high speed) that use mostly viaducts and tunnels. Chinese railfans are sad about this, since conventional locomotive-hauled trains on a scenic track are far more photogenic than EMUs in a tunnel.

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Hey everyone,

I've recently taken up cycling so thought I'd introduce myself and try get involved in the community.

Abit about myself. I'm 30 years old, British, and a serving member of the armed forces. I've been lifting weights for over 10 years and was a competitive powerlifter. I got slightly bored of that sport and also slightly overweight. 120kg at 6`2 so I decided to start running more. I dropped 20kg over the course of a year and run a half marathon but I then injured my calf. I put if down to still being too heavy to run injury free. I'm glad I got injured tho as if I didn't I wouldn't have started cycling.

I owned a specialised crosstrail that I bought about 5 years ago and probably put 200 miles into it over 5 years. When my calf injury occurred I tried cycling and realised I could do it completely pain free. However, the bike was SOOOO slow. I managed to sell it on Facebook marketplace for £375. I picked up a large planet X Pro Carbon ultergra Road bike instead, with peddles, cleats, shoes, a few spare bibs and a turbo trainer plus spare tyre for £580 which I thought was a great price. I had no idea what I was looking at.

The first time I rode the bike it felt absolutely fantastic. It was so light, quick and responsive. This is the first road bike I've ever ridden and it completely blew me away.
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>>1495036
>>1495037
Nice blogpost.
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Bike looks great. For commuting, can you shower at work? Is there a locker room where you can store clothes? I do about 10km each way to work and it can get really hot and humid where I live, so biking in work clothes wouldn’t work for me. I ride in cycling clothes then change at work. I constantly shuttle clothes to and from my locker at work - pro tip - make sure you bring underwear! I’ve forgotten it a few times as I erroneously thought I had some left in my locker, and I never particularly enjoy it.

You’ll want a couple of outfits per season so you can wash one and use the other. Doesn’t have to be fancy. I’d spend more on your winter kit than on warm weather kit. In warm weather I suggest quick drying fabric as it’s going to be sitting in a sodden sweaty bag or locker all day. Much better for everyone if it can dry out. For winter you’d do well to spend a bit of money getting a decent jacket. It would ideally have windproof material on areas chest and the front of the arms, some vents or breathable fabric in the back and/or under the armpits. High necks are good, and buying a cheap neck warmer can make a huge difference to your comfort. Whether Waterproofing is necessary is up to you. I find that if I wear a rain jacket I end up getting as wet from all the sweat trapped inside the jacket as from rain.

I can’t shower at work so in hot weather I try to arrive well before work starts so I can cool down. I wash as best as I can in the hand basin and use these nifty alcoholwet wipe type things that stop you sweating and make you feel fresh. On really sticky days I might even change my shirt a couple of times. I’m quite a sweaty person.

I carry stuff in a cyclecourier satchel-type bag slung over one shoulder and resting on my hip or lower back. Backpacks can get hot and sweaty, but there are some smart designs around to mitigate this.
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>>1495036
>peddles
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>1495036
Nearly choked myself laughing on this militaristic intro)
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>>1495036
Please never leave this board!

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>rivendell
>vanmoof
>brompton
>moulton
>brooks
>gilles berthoud
>carradice
>chris king
>MKS
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>>1488247
>>non-made-by-whitepeople chicom frame made in the REPUBLIC OF CHOINA

What kind of schizophrenia is this? The Peoples Republic Of China is a festering shit pile of bug men who boil cats to death. The Republic Of China are modern human beings with modern sensibilities who care about their fellow man and follow the law and are good people.

To me Made In Taiwan has the same cachet as Made in German or Made in Japan. I'm happy to support Taiwan.
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>>1492695
You didn't even know Taiwan and Thailand were different countries until OAN showed you that DERE'S CHRISTIANS IN TOIWON! Stop pretending to care about places that are not West Jesusville, WV.
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>>1492806
Rent: free
Butthole: obliterated
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>>1492806
So much projection
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>>1488247
>>non-tan sidewalls in current year
Tan sidewall = flaming homosex tier
>>non-made-by-whitepeople chicom frame made in the REPUBLIC OF CHOINA
yes.
>>thing on the back isn't even the new earth tones
who gives a shit go KYS
>>parts painted RACING BLACK and not chrome or polished steel
Polish it yourself :^)
>>non-leather grips
MEAT IS MURDER
>>HIGH PERFORMANCE AERODYNAMIC PLASTIC water bottle and not unraced glass or metal
>bendy POS cages
ISHYGDDT


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