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Stoke the flames edition

Previously on /mg/ >>1691132 #

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do they touch your twig and berries?
hikin out. nice
any specific location?

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I always found tyre treads incredibly fascinating. I'm not autistic, I just find certain things aesthetically pleasing.
Anyway post your favourite, most interesting, strangest etc tire treads.
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Those remind me about older Pariba tires. I had some pairs of them together with their latex inner tubes.
Best combo i've ever ridden in terms of comfyness.
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I want to have sex with that fork crown, is that normal?
yes, very okay
this. just ordered schwalbe super moto's to replace them

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>durianrider was right

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so carbon is so shitty you can break it with your hands.
i will stick to my steel frame
Don't squeeze with your squishy soft thumbs because you could destroy your frame, but garbon is the best strongest toughest material there is. It's just that thumb pressing is not a true representation of the kind of impacts a bike will sustain in the real world, soft squishy thumbs gently exerting just enough pressure to demonstrate how thin and weak these plastic bikes are will do more structural damage than say smacking a tree root at 40mph.

So trust me goy, I've been doing this for a long time and specialized pay me to spout pure expertise, don't worry about the flex, don't test for the flex, the flex is all part of the design and there is nothing at all to worry about when it comes to cheap chinese plastic frames badged for a premium.
alright bro you're poor we get it

Post pictures of absolutely grim transportation infrastructure
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No, you dismount and walk your bike up or down.
>Veterans Memorial Highway
Do Americans really?
I've done it out of desperation when there was no other way. You just gotta put on your headphones, hug the outer edge of the road, and try not to shit.
Is it hard to pedal with balls that massive?
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Given the prevalent "fuck you, your rules, and your signals, I will ride where I want, when I want" attitude seen on this board, bike-only infrastructure won't do shit. Even if you're not a massive hypocrite you never call out those that act that way.

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/gag/ sleepy mad dog edition

General Aviation (GA) refers to all non-military or Part 121 flying. GA flying includes gliders, single engine trainers, expensive twin training, Part 135 prop or jet, corporate, fire fighting, personal ownership, fractional ownership, etc. Regional peasants pls get bullied.
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Just go up in the tower and fondle her after parking at the ramp
Same with the FAA. Rule of thumb is if it isn't panel mounted it isn't legal. Not trying to say its sub par though because foreflight/garmin pilot are just as good at this point its just the autism from the FAA and the aussie aviation people
One time I was going on a XC from Daytona to Islip New York. I was flying the SID out of Richmond Virginia when a 737 declared an emergency. Turns out it was a prison plane loaded with convicts and one had collapsed. The pilot seemed to not give a fuck about this guy (For obvious reasons) and goes on to ask for an ambulance and whatnot. ATC asks if the plane is secure
>We have 2 nurses, 16 armed guards, and everyone is chained to the floor.
I wanted to figure out what happened but ATC made me change frequency. Not super exciting but it was weird and kinda funny
Haven't started my training (in Canada) yet, what would you consider as a best option for a first job : Multi-IFR instructor or working at the ramp -> left seat?
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what are you a retarded, you challenge the tower to a game of chicken obviously!

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Am curious.. Do you guys leave your bike on the public bike rack or do you take it inside with you? Or does it depend on the day, bike, or something else entirely? For me I leave it on the bike rack, but I take my helmet, water bottle, and leather bag (With my bike tools inside) inside with me, only leaving the lock behind for obvious reasons. I ask because my grandma's former roommate said he usually took his bike inside with him because he doesn't trust people, and I want to see if there's any of you guys on here that fit a similar bill.
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depends on neighborhood and duration of time
in front of a shop? ill shake the rack, if the bikerack isnt by the main entrance with lots of foot traffic, ill lock it to a pole by main entrance, or some obscure part of the parking lot most people wont walk by.

i used to leave it locked up outside my college campus for years. i used to also take it into class with me (kinda got away with it cause its a tiny bmx bike)

i always bring it to my jobs with me, bring it to the office, wait at the skatepark for traffic to die and then drive home. sometimes i find sweet jumps while at work.

i keep is ulocked inside my truck. if someone wanted to steal my bike and scope it out, they would see the ulock. if they didnt see the ulock and bashed my window out for a bike, they probably would just walk away when they noticed it locked up.

i wana get a gps trackr inside of a plastic seatpost/seat
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god damn i hate tweakers, why do they love bmx bikes? ive had multiple tweakers say to me "aye, you just make your bike look like that(shit) so people wont steal it, huh?"

also i fear my choice of chain tripples the chance of my bike catching a tweakers eye

fuck i hate tweakers
>I also know that someone at my workplace wheels his nice roadie inside and keeps it in the cloakroom, while the rest of us peasants lock them outside.
people let me get away with this, cuase i kinda make it known my bike is more than just transportation for me... and its tiny
lol post bike
fuck you

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Any TTTE/Railway Series autists on here?
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I became a TTTE fan as a kindergartener, I think. If I'm right, then it lasted from when I was almost 5 to maybe 11. I know it was between my 8th and 12th birthday when I left the show behind until I got nostalgic in May this year.
Hot damn that’s a good model. Are there instructions/a parts list posted anywhere?
One thing about Thomas/RWS that I love is that the engines have personalities that interact with each other, Awdry genuinely made the books to enjoy for kids and himself and the adults reading it to the kids. It wasn't like Teletubbies or Dora the Explorer, everyone wasn't a one-dimensional wall trying to teach you the alphabet or the difference between a cow and a pig. Then HIT and Mattel came and ruined that aspect of the show.
what the fuck is this
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The big dump of model reference photos is here.

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More Retirements Edition

Old Thread: >>1620827
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I had that "Tokyo Metro" from Twitter, but I can't seem to find that tweet again.
Thanks for pointing it out, will be more careful from now on.
That's 100% a Tokyo Metro display, I'm guessing it's somewhere between Kita-senju and Ayase, the bit that's the Chiyoda line but also kinda the Joban local
That's Ayase platform 4.
It wasn't just the city of Dalian. It was Dalian division of CR Shenyang (China National Railway subdivided their network into 20 different companies like JRs, despite all of them are still under the big parent group and is still wholly owned by the national government). That Dalian division operate like 500km of railways around the city of Dalian. Fortunate to them is China still haven't figure out how to commuterize their national railway network, hence disruption to their local residents daily commute should be minimal.
They also mentioned some particular difficulty in installing old version of Flash onto pirated version of Windows installed through Ghost and have to replace the computers physically

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i swear the learjets make the loudest turbine eeeeeee of any private or personal jet
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Wait till you hear this bad boy, jake brake of the skies. I love it.
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Whaaat is this?
Italian foolishness.

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I was riding my bike the other day and I saw some dude rip past me on this unicycle thing, it was like something out of a sci fi movie. Is this the future of transportation? Cycling is fun but sometimes you don't wanna get to your destination all sweaty. I was thinking of getting an e-bike to get to get around but these look way more practical and apparently you can go 70km/h on them and store it in a backpack, what do you think of these things?
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>what is base rate fallacy for 500
What is per capita and how do I better understand statistics?

So Amsterdam is the most dangerous city in the safest country for cycling. Got it. Feel free to throw in some actual perspective and real world explanations if you want.
All of that bike infrastructure doesn’t really make cycling that much safer.
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Another +1 to bump limit, enjoy
Well you're clearly riding it right, but fundamentally just remember most crashes start with one tire sliding. What kind of protective gear are you wearing?

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what does /n/ think of E-bikes?
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Hello fellow DIY ebike gang member.

I have two that I’ve converted, first one is a Specialized dirt jumper with a “1500W” hub motor kit and my latest is a full suspension Rocky Mountain DH bike with a similar kit.

I ride 99% of the time around the city and can keep up with roadies on my DH bike with semi-slicks. Love having the comfort of 7” buttery travel and the ability to ride down (and up) stairs. The endless-sphere forums are a great resource and soon I’m going to flash my spare controller with an open-source firmware project. Combines two of my favourite hobbies of electronics and bicycling.
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>They get more people cycling which is good.

Proof? What demographics? I only care about that big majority of the population which does not ride a bike for a utilitarian purpose (no weekend, toy bike hobbyists). I only care about the 80 million people that could, in theory,even with their nearly total physical incompetence, actually become a "bike rider"... The problem is in America, they are only cycling during nice weather, and on multi-use paths, and on certain streets. Car use is not being displaced as far as I can tell. People are not replacing routine errands or commuting. Traffic is as bad as ever. Boomers seem unable to change.The sad fact is that boomers are so geriatric it is probably more dangerous for them to ever learn the skill. A life spent driving has destroyed so many bodies, in my town every day its like day of the living dead.

I don't see "more and more" people seriously biking honestly. Maybe less and less but its hard to tell. Transport engineers probably know.

Like, if the current % of the population that rides bikes is 5% and 1% of them switch to e-bikes we are still going backward as a society...

inb4 bicycling society
>forgot my pic

You mean you forgot to post your favorite twink... off topic

>40 year old boomers
dude you don't know what the fuck you're talking about

nobody is going to do shit about anything, "70s crackdown" lmao
>You mean you forgot to post your favorite twink... off topic

it's harder than you think to find images of 1970s teenager on mopeds. googling any famous model just brings up sad middle aged men riding them

>nobody is going to do shit about anything

loads of countries have already speed limited them

>"70s crackdown" lmao

there is a reason the entire industry of 50cc pedal equipped mopeds ceased to exist 30ish years ago and it strongly has to do with basically every major market where they were sold toughened their laws regarding mopeds
very long post that could be summed up as "the only people riding ebikes are people who already cycle". and honestly I mostly agree with it.

Anyone else miss their transit commute?
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I've been put in a bit of a financial squeeze lately, so I've been walking to work every day instead of paying for the light rail (20 minute longer commute). I do miss taking the train but I can't deny that my wallet feels heavier and I also feel healthier walking about an hour and a half every day.
Used to take Septa from Exton to 30th everyday. it was comfy in the morning cause I would wake and bake and then ride the train sipping on coffee listening to music or an audiobook. The afternoon sucked because unless I stayed in the city for a little longer. I miss it a little bit
No, mine was super crowded before covid and changing trains was annoying.

These days my trains aren’t empty but not crowded. I go to the office maybe 2-3 days a week.
Some of my coworkers bike to work but I only have a single speed so I think I’d show up sweaty.
I start to go back into the office in November and I can't wait to see my old pals on my commuter bus. <3
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- safer than any e-scooter, because large wheels (usually no less than 16")
- better bang for the buck than other PEV's
- easy storage: put it in the trunk, carry it in the train or bus, pull it in your office
- enough oomph to climb steep roads
- usually tens of miles range and 25+mph top speed
- handsfree riding, off-road OK, tail & front lights
- most of all: funny and relaxing

- you can't figure how to ride it until you invest a few afternoons to learn
- decent ones go for 1200-1600 bucks, good ones in the 2000-2500 range, high-end ones up to 3700
- what about dragging a 50+ lbs one up the stairs?
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While i am not American i am in love with depressive American province. Dark Places and Sharp Objects are my favorite fiction books.

>pls send money so I can buy V12
Hell with V12. Gotway is da best. Or you have problems with chinks wheels supply?

"which generic transportation vehicle is the best?" --> certainly not the EUC

"which generic transportation vehicle is the funniest to ride?" --> probably the EUC

E-bikes, e-kickscooters, e-cars, come without a "fun factor". E-boards, EUC's come with a "fun factor".
"Fun" does not mean "fastest" or "longest range".
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Monos are boring as fuck though. You just stand straight and proceed forward. Bikes, especially non-electric bikes, are way more fun.
A new thread? Nice!
+1 to bump limit
ps please stay in your containment hole next time, thanks.

SpaceX is making the largest most powerful rocket in history for the purpose of starting a colony on mars, it is fully reusable and lands by itself. SpaceX has already tested the engines, the flight profile of the upper stage have done numerous hops and landing tests and have static fired and cryo tested the booster. They have tested the stacking of the rocket and they have already built the launch platform. The thermal protection system is tested and they are very close to an orbital test flight where they will test reentry as well as the ascent and landing flight profile of the booster. On top of that NASA has been developing the space launch system as a way to get crew to travel to and create a permanent base on the moon, they have contracted both SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and the Starship to work alongside SLS to set up a Lunar gateway station in a near-rectilinear halo orbit of the moon and to land crew and cargo to the surface. Because of these projects we are only a few years away from initiating habitation on foreign planetary bodies. Let's discuss how transportation in space will be set up and evolve as these installations grow into large settlements.

Video of SpaceX's goal of making life multiplanetary
First hop of their full flow methane "Raptor" engine on "Starhopper"
Hop of SN5 their tank design
Hop of SN6 (tank like SN5 but improved)
SN8 flip manuver test
SN9 flip manuver test
SN10 first successful landing with explosion at end

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Like, yeah, probably. What autist actually has a good grip or appreciation for money beyond what they can use it for? Ie, endless disposability. I’ve learned autists only ever save money and think their good with money if their the variant that just doesn’t buy anything besides a rgb pc rig. He probably has no idea what he should’ve done in that setttlement case, lmfao.
What exactly do you think?
>tha joos
>sources: my gut
Tweet today indicating they should be ready for first orbital flight attempt next month if they get approval.

I ride a brooks c17 and I get fucking saddle sores after each ride !

I wear a chamois, I'm not fat and I've been riding for ages.

I'm comfortable during the ride but the day after I usually get two small saddle sores at about the same location.

how the fuck do I fix this ?

I ride a giant tcx, set up as a gravel bike.
the fit is on the relaxed side of things.
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Wait? You're not a real doctor?
I never said I'm not a real doctor. I often have my patients undress for my viewing pleasure under the guise of it being part of the diagnostic process. This isn't the first time my chub was interrupted by my actually discovering pathology. I once found skin cancer on a 92 year old man's taint during a consultation for an ear infection. Saved his life.
I'm fat and don't get saddle sores, I ride every day. Have you tried not being retarded, or showering properly?
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Get a proper saddle like the Selle San Marco Aspide Supercomfort
I ride it without chamois without any sores or issues.
I rub my taint with alcohol before I go out on a ride and then again after I finish the ride before my shower. Haven't gotten a single sore since I started this over a year ago.

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