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Are you supposed to be able to easily touch the ground with your feet on a road bike? My seat height is basically parallel with my cockpit meanwhile all the other cyclists I see have their seat way higher than mine. I’m 68.5” inches riding a 54cm frame. Is there some technique to getting into the saddle that I’m missing?
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>>1578797
set the distance between the top of the pedal and the top of your seat as 3% longer than you inseam measurement
the toe of your left foot should only just be able to touch the ground
unless you have a crit bike with a high Bottom bracket
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>>1578797
When you are sitting on the bike, you should not be able to put both feet flat on the ground at the same time. Maybe just barely have both feet on the ground toes-only.
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I follow the principle that you should not been in your seat if you're touching the ground. Get out of your seat. Your nuts should be comfortable over the bar and feet on the ground.
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>>1578797
just remove your seat
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Seat height is determined by your knee angles while pedaling. Has nothing to do with whether you can get your feet on the ground, and in most cases you shouldn't, maybe one of them tip-toed.

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Post obscure vehicles.

Pic Related is argentine Catita Imperial tram.
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>>1578744
got a goldwing vibe to it.....
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>>1578215
me too, they could have made the idea work. the name fits also
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>>1574555
and I thought the yard bulls were tough....cool pic.
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>>1566047
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>>1573005
The early USSR seemed to have a lot of aspirational, creative people who wanted to build an actual socialist utopia that looked like this instead of a failing shithole it would eventually become. What happened?

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Anyone know of any good black friday sales happening? would love to grab a new crankset at a discount or maybe some bibs
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>>1578201
Why would you think you would get a bike for it's usual price?

People need to pre order a fucking aluminum road bike and wait half a year to get one, and it's overpriced already.
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>>1578450
Not that anon but have outfitted my bike with about $120 of chinkshit, mostly carbon
I bought bendy plastic mudguards with zip ties to mount. They're bredy gud, but more importantly they were like $2 shipped
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>>1578550
https://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/Blackset-Race-24-700c-Wheel-Set.html

399 down from 599
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>>1578609
I appreciate the help but 399 is their regular price... It's a fake "price cut"
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>>1578446

haha imagine being such a rickety pile of trash you destroy the credibility of the first, last, and only supersonic airliner, a craft that up to that point had zero fatalities
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>>1578710
Supersonic travel was banned before boeing canceled the 2707.
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>>1556263
Enjoy never achieving masculinity, you faggot
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>>1554137
Only answer
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>>1571423
Gimli glider best story
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>>1553554
Are you aware that there are no pictures of a trijet from behind? Are you pretending to be retarded?

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Daily reminder that Chuck "Based" Yeager is still alive and well
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Real Grass Valley heads know
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>>1575788
Formally Sane
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Reminder he tried to sue anime when anime made him into an anime girl
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He lives off of Highway 20 in California
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Who tf is this SS Nazi

What is transportation like on the Scottish isle of Harris?
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I dont know about scotland but the islands of ireland I have been too use horses(only really for tourists)/bicycles and you typically take a ferry out to go there but in scotland I think they use helicopters too, sadly though I cant get a train to go out to an island in ireland cause our public transport is so shity that they shut down most railways so I need a car to go out to the islands.
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I heard almost all the roads in Harris are single-tracked.
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I remember my Grandma telling me about someone who lived on a scottish isalnd (can’t remember the name but it’s across from Oban) who worked in a school on the island but lived in Oban and built a car boat to commute across.

They ended up drowning.
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>>1577886
I spent some time on Harris and the rest of the Outer Hebrides years ago. I had good luck hitchhiking and met a lot of interesting locals when I did. Tourists will give you rides as well. I was a big dirty American hippie but people were friendly and trusting. The only public transportation is buses that cover the major routes a couple of times a day. I walked a lot and rented a bike once but the wind and rain is harsh most of the time. Note that all public transportation shuts down on Sundays as most people observe the Sabbath as members of the Free Church of Scotland. You’ll even get the stinkeye and no rides if you try and hitch on Sundays. Of course the other transportation is ferries to the mainland and other islands and you can bring a car on the ferry. The roads are all single track with lots of sheep but there’s no traffic so driving is easy.

For me its the cambridgeshire guided busway
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>>1576442
They're taking the lowest common denominator into account. The "rails" are too wide for a car to drive onto.

It's cheaper to install, easier to maintain and integrates into the existing road network.
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>>1574382
is this a type of BRT?
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>>1574598
>I meant putting some of those concrete things in the middle of the highway so normie idiots don't switch lanes too much.
some carpool lanes in cali have this. you can only enter and exit every few miles or so, skipping a few offramps at a time. its double yellow lines so you can exit in case of emergency but risk a ticket if caught doing it without reason
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>>1574382
what an absolute waste of space and money
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>>1577501
and every fuckhead in california crosses the lines whenever the fuck they please

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Bike theft general!

Hi all, just a quick update from bait bike anon here. Just been informed that the bait bike case from 5th Jan 2020 has completed in court (he skipped bail). He got the following-

>To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service

>Fined £450

>To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £45

There are two more pending prosecutions.
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>>1538244
Lots of variations on this possible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-gV8ICIcao
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>>1538473
>Why wouldn't thieves just cut the wire that powers this contraption of yours?
>>1538244
>You could make them totally stealth so thieves would simply have no idea at all.
Dozens of different types of bobby traps thief now has to carefully examine bike for each one.
>NotWorthIt.jpg
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>>1576290
most secure:
**mini** u Sheldon locked
front cable
UGLY BIKE, don't clean,add stickers, modify
Locking axles
Plastic bag over saddle
freaky parts like bar end shifters and toe clips will turn people off as well
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>>1576290
stove people in cities get odd headed bolts, or rubber cement ball bearings into hex bolt heads. need to be dug out. someone trying to steal components might not bother then
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>>1540520
The irony of all the racists mad at back people for stealing bikes is that the only people I ever see stealing bikes are blazing white crackrocking losers and black people hardly ride bikes

What does /n/ think of the only American built and designed LRV currently in production?
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>>1574734
Bus that can’t turn
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I’ve ridden the QLine ones in Detroit and they’re cool, no breakdowns unless cars hit them, and they’ve held up in the ugly winters. Getting passengers is another story.
I know people who have toured the Brookville factory but you can’t just show up and expect to get in. They gone their start building electric mine locomotives and have also done restoration works for heritage PCC cars in San Francisco and El Paso.
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>>1574775
>>1574779
y?
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>>1574788
there's no roaming wildlife in any civilized urban area, and there's no nigger infestation in oklahoma city afaik
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>>1574734
i can't believe that shithole city has a streetcar

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>riding my meme-90's mtb around town
>dressed casually
>climbing a hill
>notice group of girls in the distance sitting by a crosswalk
>start sprinting out of the saddle to display my physical prowess
>sashaying my body around in a subtly sexual yet powerful and graceful way
>must be going 20 mph up this fairly steep hill
>feeling the burn as I approach them with the sun in my eyes and my helmetless hair flowing in the breeze
>"Hey you're hot" one of them shouts
>I look at one of them and awkwardly smile while passing by

I never realized the hidden potential bikes had
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>>1577918
I can't wheelie. I've tried.
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>>1577918
Are you riding bmx? All I ride are road and mtb and have never been yelled at to do a wheelie, and thank god because I don't know how either.
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>>1577918
*blocks your path*
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>>1577918
>>1578382
This summer I drove through some backwater small canadian town where all the zoomer youths were a literal mtb gang and like 20 of them would pop willies and scoot down the streets.
It made me seethe that I can't wheelie. Maybe it's time to learn anons, or we'll never gain the respect of tik tok zoomer thots.
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>>1577861
check mate

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If you could have any airplane in the world, what would it be?
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>>1551659
do I have to pay to maintain and fuel it?

if no, then turbine DC-3 with wheelskis

if yes, pic related
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>>1554074
looks like jeffery is back from the dead
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>>1571973
my third choice for sure, maybe the turbine conversion for extra performance and wheel skis of course.

or a PBY, oh fuck this is impossible
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>>1576154
I've changed my mind. I want the Princess (since the Duchess and Queen didn't exist).
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>>1551811
F4 for sale right now on controller. Only $3.25 million. No idea what maintenance costs are like though.

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Oi bros. I have 3 different bikes - carbon gravel, alloy hardtail and old, old diamant city/fitness/road?? steel one. And you know what? Steel frame have the best vibration damping.
Now I want all my bikes to be cr-mo :(
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>>1576496
Oh no how am I going to dispose of nontoxic mineral oil maybe pour it down the sink?
Cope harder luddite
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>>1574766
>Steel frame have the best vibration damping
That's a myth. Your steel bike probably has better tyres or a better geometry for vibration damping.
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>>1576496
based

>>1576513
i think these people are all just noticing the comfy flexy forks on old road bikes
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>>1574766
the oldest style of steel forks are thin and flexible
you should be able to see the front axle move back and forth as you ride over a slightly rough surface
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>>1576066
Ti handle bars and pedals have some farely spectacular modes of failure
magnesium is a bit dicey too

why are aircraft not rectangular? cargo is all packed into rectangular packaging, round bodies waste space, wouldn't rectangular bodies make more sense
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>>1576777
like a flying wing version of the Caproni stipa
apparently the length of the ducting acted as a tail plane making the craft much too difficult to turn
with your design differential thrust could be used to help steering
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curved bi plane
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>>1578413
I'm not sure the ellipsoid offers any advantages whatsoever over just a bi plane, especially with wing tips.
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>>1578422
it may have fewer spars
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>>1576777
fear not for all ready you are the man of the future

He also has a interesting channel.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLdSuDDGoB4OAeiMcOzpYg
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Now that we have a railfan President...

Do we think we’ll see public transit expansion funded by the Feds? I know things like the NHSL spur to King of Prussia is banking on a Biden Presidency.

Do you think he’ll be good for excursions? Bennet Levin seemed to think that he would extend Federal Insurance used to cover Amtrak to excursions, and that he’d repeal Amtrak’s moratorium.
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>>1577848
That's something you're looking forward to, Chang?

>>1578172
>t. Chang
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>>1578180
Are you saying only chinese people want American stocks to do well?
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>>1578150
There are small businesses other than restaurants fatass
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>>1578564
no, not really any more.
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>>1578575
but I work at one and our profit margins have only grown since the reopening




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