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What a chad.
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That looks like omaha
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>>1495972
13th and douglas

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>be poor student
>seek advice on forums on which road bike to get
>everyone responds with over $5000 bikes

why are cyclists such insufferable gate keeping cunts
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>>1495649
I bought a TCR with ultegra for less than $200 USD. Found the ad and had the bike at home less than 2 hours later.

It's not that scary to negotiate.
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>>1495705
you dirty casual.
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>>1495697
C'mon baby... I put the (yous) right there for you to read. They were my answer. I was trying to further the discussion is all.
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>>1495839
cycling enthusiasts don't exist in my shithole town though
there was a 2010 trek 1.5 tiagra 9spd which started at $450, reduced to $300 the day after, probably because the seller thought the market was in the shitter so he was desperate for cash during the corona meme. rear tire had been replaced, bar tape was gross and falling apart, a brake shoe was missing. no up-close pics of the drivetrain. the ad disappeared within minutes after i saw it. for $200 you'd be hard-pressed to get anything better than a nasty vintage road bike in my shithole town.
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>>1495888
The seller dropping the price after 1 day indicates that he got no interest and was worried he couldn't sell it. Probably would have accepted any reasonable offer.

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I'm due for a new set of 700c tyres for my road bike. What's does /n/ recommend? I've been running continental gp's but i'd rather have durability over olympic race performance
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If you're from Europe you can check out Wolfpack tires, its a new company from the German autist who developed the continental, specialized and schwalbe tire compounds. Proteam Astana switched to him after riding on them for Paris Roubaix
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>>1495726
Interesting, Wolfgang Arenz is like the Jim Keller of the bike tire world
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>>1495726
They have a NA presence, too. Been wondering how they are, especially the cottons, but I'm a ways away from replacing any of my skinny road tires.
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>>1495291
yeah inner tubes seem kinda expensive in burgerland but you should still go for nicer tubes like conti or michelin
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>>1495726
>B**ck
Is this to shoo away conti's lawyers or do Germans have an actual taboo about spelling out "black"?

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What does /n/ think of mixte frames? Why aren't they more common?
> High stiffness and strength like a double diamond
> Easier to mount and dismount
> Sleek, smaller tubes
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>>1495834
Wat? How does this even make sense?
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>>1495864
The frames seem longer than others, but maybe that's because I'm more used to modern bikes that are more compact
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>>1495880
There's no reason a mixte should have different proportions than other bikes. But you may be right that it could different fashions in geometry from different eras.
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You don’t race on them. Also, Al went to compact geometry and hydroforming instead.
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>>1495325
double top tube has poor torsional rigidity
> Easier to mount and dismount
the future is now old man

/sp/ x /n/
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Isn’t bike racing /sp/ x /n/?
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Quintessential /spn/
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>>1495876
based
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A moveable field is /n/

https://youtu.be/DIukkv1Ko0U

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Fixed Gear General
Single Speeds allowed edition.

Other thread is almost dead.

So I put those stupid Salsa cowchippers on my fixie.
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>>1495483
>>1495485
looks like a good deal, probably stolen though
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>>1495493
yh that's what I'm worried about. Haven't done much Craigslist purchasing. Guess just buy it and check online after?
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>>1495485
>downward sloping top tube
>max spacer stack and bars angled up
god this makes me angry
FUCK these bikes

It's geometry suited to the most aerodynamic position possible so unless you literally want to go out and smack your knees into your chest and have your dick fall off and beat the hour record and break your back or cuck your entire aestheticsmobile with antithetical ugly compensations for the retarded frame design then how about no.
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>>1489491
>that looks like its right off halsted. lincoln park meme
spot on, you know your Chicago. LP is a meme but it's so for a reason
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Just got my very first fixie for 170$. I think it's some chink shit but I still love it. Looking forward to replace the handlebar and brakes.

I spend more time looking at expensive beautiful bikes online than actually riding
And when I do ride my bike, the main purpose is to take pictures of it in beautiful locations
Does anyone have a similar feeling?
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>>1495687

No.
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Capitalist decadence has corrupted your mind. Stop consooming.
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>>1495687
Yeah. I like bike touring more than riding for exercise or transport. I spend a lot of time window shopping for 90s road bikes. They have sleek aesthetics and are cheap enough to be collected.
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Lol nope, you’re a fag OP
I ride an aluminum single-speed errday.
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>>1495755
They're tall girls.
What's wrong with Argon 18 or the wheels?

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Ok this was posted on /out/ but I thought it would also fit this board well as it is bike-specific.
I want to do something special during this years summer holidays and the best thing I could come up with is doing a bike tour to the sea and go back home by train. The only problem is that I have never done a bike tour before, I only hike and camp in the forest. So I have a couple of questions:
1. According to google maps I would have to go about 550km. Are 5 days a good estimate?
2. I only have backpacking gear and a bike. I assume the only things I would still need to buy are proper bike bags and maybe a repair kit. I own a tent and the ususal camping equipment.
3. How am I supposed to buy stuff without leaving my bike alone? I cant just buy a lock for every single bag of equipment.
4. How much training would I need, assuming that I am in relatively good shape but a bit skinny? I dont ride my bicycle more often than once a week usually atm.
5. How does one find a good camping spot while biking? When walking through the forest I usually just go away from the path to find a lonely place where nobody is going to see me, but I will probably just cycle on proper ways without good opportunities. Do I just drive away from my road into less crowded areas in the evening?
Please share all your experience bike camping, bonus points for including pics. If you have different ideas for trips that dont force me to spend a ton of money I am also happy about it. Thank you everyone.
PS: I am living in Germany if that matters.
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>>1495732
i'm in vienna, the trip was to my home town in upper austria, so mostly along the danube river, then some hills across upper austria

btw i don't know if you can read it, that boat is named 'regentag', which means rainy day
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>>1495732
where are you planning to go?
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>>1495751
>>1495749
Gotcha,

I'm in Sweden, gonna go from Gothenburg, and cycle around Vanern. The map shows 570 km, but I want to push it to 700-750 with all the cool shit I want to visit along the way. I am aware that campsites can add up, so I will camp wild as much as possible.
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I'm stuck in shitty England. Where's good to tour here while all the borders are closed?
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>>1495809
Ullapool-Durness.
take pics, post results.

what is the future of air travel going to look like?
Why do we still ride in designs which are essentially 70 years old?
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>>1494193
>>1494198
This deserved way mire attention than it got:

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

With modern computational fluid dynamics and design/manufacturing methods, it could be improved by rethinking the whole solution but keeping the basic principles: air flow leaving via openings in the rotors.
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It's pretty obvious that commercial air travel will only get worse for passengers. Airlines will continually opt for more and more economical solutions that maximize profit.

Speed will only increase if it means they can get more profit, but as of now the technology doesn't exist to make that happen.

So we're stuck with subsonic jets that follow the same basic design since the 50s. The only real changes will be in fuel efficiency, noise, automation, and cabin interior.

The 737 MAX was a perfect example of the airliner of the future
>Based on tried and true design
>Quieter, more efficient engines
>Close enough to older 737s that pilots didn't need a whole new type cert
>Shared parts and maintenance with other 737s
>Good size and range for a lot of routes

Only it had a crashing problem due to some of the automation. But there's a reason it sold well before the issues arose
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>>1495852
This kind of propulsion is also interesting and follows a similar philosophy:

http://www.jetoptera.com/

https://insideunmannedsystems.com/going-bladeless/

>>1495859
It's possible to achieve all of those goals and improve speed/affordability if aircraft companies stopped ignoring any technological advancement of the last 80 years that could get some people triggered.
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>>1495852
>>1495867
They don't need to have continous airflow too, there are many benefits of intermittent airflow as seen on pulse jets, detonation jets, certain species of marine life that accumulates water and releases it alternatively to move around...
Fluids form vortices and all sorts of bizarre behavior so a lot of efficiency is lost over minor details.
Homemade aerodynamic tweaking seems very strange sometimes given how little is changed in the shape of the object being optimized, but it's all about conditioning the airflow around the surfaces.
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>>1495867
>It's possible to achieve all of those goals and improve speed/affordability if aircraft companies stopped ignoring any technological advancement of the last 80 years that could get some people triggered.

Tell that to airline execs. At the end of the day, they're the ones who will make that call

But as things are going now, the most successful airlines are those that only operate a single type and cater to the budget market, while sacrificing comfort and amenities. Until that trend changes, we won't see many major advancements in speed or comfort

Any accessories etc. I can install on my bike to stop people from drafting me?
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>>1495802
science? let's see that article.
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>>1495795
you don't?
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>>1495771
Yes.
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>>1495802
Flash works. Steady is better.
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>>1495869
And by that I mean flash works better than no light.

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RIP

>Was it Corona ?
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>>1494816
3d printable won't be bespoke, it'd be garage-DIY 'gud enuff fer friction' and wear out within a few months. But I imagine you'd burn less than 5$ per derailleur, especially if the metal pieces can be reused from print to print.
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>>1494823
this is templeOS tier psychosis
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>>1488804
SENSAH is unironically decent and long lasting. If those chinks were able to design something without infringing on a thousand Shimano/SRAM patents they could become a serious competitor outside of China.
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>>1494826
Nah I'm just from /diy/.
Lego set derailleur you can build in an hour and rebuild in half that time (not including print time) is an attractive option if it would cost more to replace or upgrade.
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That's a lot of alternatives but are any of them actually better than Shimano?

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I travel to visit real life video game locations
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>>1495344
I've been there, it's a chateau near Bordeaux right? Those stairs were designed by da Vinci I believe. Honestly, it was nice but very empty I wouldn't go there specifically for that Unless I was already planning to be very close to it.
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>>1495402
no its anor londo dumbass nigger lol
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>>1495347
Dark Souls
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>>1495344
>>>/trv/
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>>1495344
Anal rodeo is real?

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Is there a term for these quarantine cyclists, /n/? They're like freds way worse and way more aggravating.
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Targets
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>cycling is MY sport!! No one else can have it!!
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>>1495760
I welcome more people to my conveniently combined transportation/fitness/fun, as long as they learn some respect. Don't be a dick, don't spit. just basic stuff.

The problem is the EVERYONE SHOULD BE WELCOMING unracer crowd will shout down anyone who expects a modicum of basic manners, telling someone that a certain behavior is unacceptable, dangerous, unsanitary, or discourteous is considered "elitism".

So the bad habits perpetuate themselves.

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I have a question bros. What scooter( non electronic) do you recommend?
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>>1492723
I've got a 2007 Vespa LX150. It's pretty great. 70ish empeegees, gets up to 60mph, looks like the more modern bikes, I'm able to ride with my wife on the back, and it's just fun as hell.
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>>1492723
and sorry I meant scooter that are not motored or electric, like the one that >>1493189 is talking about
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>>1494592
in that case get the biggest wheels you can
tiny wheels will launch you over a pebble

there is also the issue of the bearings
basic stuff will have ABEC 3 - does not roll very smoothly
ABEC 5 is nice to have - rolls a little further
but that is just the tolerances
does not indicate anything else about the bearing
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>>1494603
thank you very much, bumperino
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>>1495734
I started out on 76 mm wheels so 90 or 100 mm is a big upgrade
and the really cheep stuff came used with abec 1
most of what you see now will have at least abec 3
no matter what you get the parts can always be replaced when they wear out
so look for how easy it is to get spare parts

one thing to watch out for is the rear brake
the cheapest rear brake is a single piece of metal that bends down onto the rear wheel like a spoon brake
the metal fatigues and can snap from use over time
and some of them do not have a thick enough layer of cork to stop the heat from burning your foot
a hinged pivot with separate spring lasts much longer but does get loose and rattles

the current scooters with super large wheels tend to have hub brakes
and the really old scooters have 12 inch wheels and rim brakes, being made of tiny bike parts

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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
>armed forces> race
Hellew, hew dew yew dew? Wewed yew loik eh coop ov teigh?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qydsi2Js2s0
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>>1495036
wheels and tyres but they're both wear parts so kill them down first
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>>1495037
>1) if you were going to upgrade parts of this bike, what would you upgrade.
Looks like a solid bike, nice setup too, it's almost stealing at the price you got it. First upgrades for any bike is making it fit you well, a well fitted bike is a greater feeling than a custom tailored suit but not only does it feel awesome, it'll prevent future overuse injuries. There's a lot that goes into 'bike fit' so look into it if you want to get serious.

The tires on your bike is decent enough to not worry about it until they wear out. After that, look into gear ratio upgrades once you wear out your drivetrain, match your ratios to your terrain. After riding a bit more, you'll know whether you want a taller or shorter ratio. End game upgrades are wheels, cranks, and derailleur upgrades but those won't be till years down the line.
>2) I'm going to commute on the bike. Its only 7 miles each way. Any advice?
Learn to perform field repairs on your bike. Flat tire repair is a must whether you plan to patch or swap tubes, always be ready to repair a punctured tube. If you plan to lock a bike like that outside, get security skewers for your wheels and properly lock your bike as well as its wheels.
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>>1495600
40km/h is slow
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>>1495036
Probably crankset if it were me, I've had those older shitty ones before and it's a noticable upgrade.

Ultegra is a good groupset.
This one is a little old.

The new Shimano stuff is really badass, wireless shifting, hydraulic disc brakes.

You can program your shifts on the Shimano

So if you take the same route everyday you just pedal and the bike shifts for you at predetermined spots


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