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Is it finally happening?
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Oh for real?
So have the rail wagies pussied out?
voting not done on contract yet
When will it be done, like a week a from now? Are all the unions voting at once or is it a one-at-a-time thing where they scheduled the most compliant ones to report first and pressure the others?
Oy vey, all according to keikaku

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>Autumn Edition
post, rate, and hate
>previously on /pybt/
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It's a fit question. You're adding a significant amount of reach to your primary position with bullhorns. Likely necessitating a shorter stem. It really depends on fit and sizing for the bike more than anything else. It's like converting to drops. Don't just do bullhorns or drops to stay on the tops.

Inner bar ends (bar ends generally) are different as they offer supplementary positions without controls and that aren't as ergonomic but more like hand rests.

>Trouble with riser is that it's hard to find narrow ones except of the Nitto one
The fuck? <500mm risers are everywhere. Tonnes of cheap ones. Plus you can just cut any bar down with a hacksaw. That's not sketchy at all infact mtbros have been doing it for ever and many long mtb bars come with lines to guide cutting them.
In my second week of cycling I broke my speed record. 26.9mph
Changing stems isn't a problem. I usually do calculations using geometry calculator anyways. (also considering the width of the handlebars (every 20mm extra width translate to roughly 5mm extra reach). The main reason for change is aesthetics. Current setup clashes visually and while solving that I also want to experiment a bit with the style of bike.
>The most comfortable position for me is at the tops with a narrow grip
then get rid of the drops

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A train station at dusk, in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
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Unracer seething about roadies in the style of Katsushika Hokusai
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high speed train in the style of Yoji Shinkawa
tripfag, in the style of an absolute waste of space and time
sugoku basado senpai

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>mast bumps you to death in your path
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We all know robinsons are more dangerous than pretty much all other types of helicopters. We jump into a safer machine at the first chance.
We also don't appreciate the way robinson treats pilots who died in their machines, but it's a business. What do you expect them to do? Pay out millions and destroy their company?
We all would love to train on fully articulated dual turbine 5 bladed helicopters but that's just not realistic.
I don't know what you're trying to accomplish on 4chin shitting on robinson like every single comment section of a robinson crash video but as an industry I can assure you we are exhausted by this topic.
It's a meme at this point to talk about mast bumping. OP was probably trolling bringing it up and you probably think you're sly for calling us shills but really we're just tired.
"Aviation is dangerous." Wow, big fucking think faggot.
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>What other helicopter has a mast? Can't mast bump without a mast bro.

It confused me because in fixed-wing it's very safe reaction to go to 0g because it unloads the wing and you can't stall. But it's the worst thing to do in helicopters because of mast bumping.

It's fine once you figure it out, if anything most people are uncomfortable and scared of free falling anyway, so people avoid it automatically.
>The only solution is to have more than 2 blades, but then you have to fully articulate them.

I don't know how the industry makes people this dumb. It would be comparatively trivial to install a servo on the pitch linkage and an accelerometer which would prevent the pilot from inadvertently exceeding limits.
>an industry I can assure you we are exhausted by this topic

As an industry, I guarantee that posts like OP's trolling is half the reason you're fellow employees are eating well, gaining healthcare and pensions, etc.

Little Jimmy wants to protect us from the goddamn terrorists so your company gets the contract to keep him safe, huh? Clearly we decided that mast bumping was enough of a problem that we pay you to solve it.

Fuck you. We need MORE R44s, being a superhero is dangerous too, and anyway last time I checked the goddamn terrorists were still driving Toyota pickup trucks.
I literally have no idea what your point is land bitch.

yeah the us passenger and metro rail situation is hopeless wawa station is the biggest piece of shit ever and it made me lose more hope for tranist in this 3rd world hellhole
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Actually I live in the Southeast, I’m just going off what’s on Amtrak’s website
That looks comfy
How have I not tried buffalo mac n cheese?
Do it, unless you have some kind of time constraints. That kind of distance is bearable on Amtrak coaches. I’m surprised it’s cheaper as there’s always some kind of discount airline ticket cheaper than Scamtrak. Bring food as they may not even have a proper dining car, and some form of intoxication if that’s your thing. You’ll meet interesting people and enjoy the rare experience of long distance American rail travel.
Its' near nothing and there are no sidewalks going to it, because nimbys didn't want them.

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Has anyone heard of this bike frame maker?
This story is crazy

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this guy gets it
I dont know
I find his appearance to be quite fly
for a white guy
Nevermind if you're a homo you definitely have an iphone

I want to get back into it but I don't know what bike to choose.
I mainly do city commuting, sometimes high hills, some light out of track, but most important thing, my city is filled with picrel. I was thinking a gravel bike would be best for my needs, if not what mountain bike is most suited? Also what gravel could I hypothethically get that is good enough (budget is around 800€)?
I browse Decathlon for catalog since I'm in Italy.
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>What brands and models should I look for?
You already had some good advice from other Anons, but honestly just look for something you like. There's a lot of exaggeration in regards to steel tubing bro. If you buy a known brand, you won't get a gas pipe clunker. So try to let your heart decide. Does that bike look nice? Does it speak to you? Do you want to ride it? Get something with Shimano XT group and just ride it. Over time you will notice what you need to change or improve and a 90s bike can be customized and turned into anything you want really.
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>Also, removing the tyres is impossible without the proper machine.
I'm sorry what?
Triban fucked up the wheels on the RC500 1st gen.

Also PSA Triban is no more, from 2023 and the new factory being built in Romania, house name for road bikes will be Van Rysel, Riverside for gravel

Anon, why all of a sudden everyone has city bikes?

I noticed that people of all ages ride a city bike of sorts, from kids to adults, men and women. Few ride step through frames.

Small bicycle shops tend to stock a lot of city bikes too, of all sizes and makes.

When I was a kid 15 years ago, nobody except grandpas used one. Everyone used a mountain bike.

Is it a weird consequence of bike shortages?
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People also ditched public transportation due to them being covid incubators.
Italy here.

I had one of those city bike with that steel frame that - once you have it and pay attention - you can see on a multitude of so many other rigs.

Mine was a second handed Esperia. And the build was so cheap that Esperia didn't want to put their name on it, apart from a minuscule sticker on the seattube.
Everything was super cheap. Chinese friction shifter, with not much friction.
The rear wheel axel bent, replaced.
The BB spindle bent, replaced.
Fender bolts popped off, replaced.
I broke enumerable rear wheel spokes (you can see in the picture i had to replaced them with black colored ones); i had no idea why i was going through so many spokes. Whell, the wheel was not dished correctly.
The frame was designed to accomodate any hub, from single speed to 135mm hubs (imagine how much it would flex).

I payed 50 buck for it. And put in 25 euros in materials. I did 500 km and then gifted it to my brother in law.

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yes, and all those lockdown protests were covid incubators too, but not the black lives matter protests
Esperia is/was OEM manufacturer, just like Denver, Merida, Giant.
IIRC they own Legnano.
So it can't be that bad.
Perhaps it was a cheap run for a brand that didn't specialise in bicycles, like Walmart?
I think it's because of covid.
People that couldn't do anything were in dire need of excuses to get out of the house. And so they all bought road bikes and mountain bikes, thus leading to the shortage. Everyone has city bikes now because that's what left.

End of summer edition

Last thread

Can't have /n/ without a proper touring thread.

Now that summer is almost over, is anyone planing on doing tours in autumn?
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If you're going to cycle for 8hr straight at 10mph minimum you could do it. I think that's realistic for a 1 way short tour, doing that every day would be exhausting unless you're adept at it.
80 miles is not a huge deal at all and people frequently do 80 mile trips and longer. doing it several days in a row is another matter.
With my bike, loaded (55.12lbs / 25kg), I do 45 to 50 miles per day (75/50 km) with usually 1000 feet (300m) to climb and some day with the wind.
If I wanted, I could probably do more, but I prefer to rest and be able to ride multiple days without breaking my body.
Then again that's with a touring bike loaded.
I know some people that do a shiton of miles per day during 2 weeks but unloaded and with a carbon bike.

80 seems a bit unrealistic since you're on the touring thread and without experience. You can always take your bike a try such a distance.
Gimme the anthrocrocs shibari rule34
All ortlieb are great pannier for touring. Those I got are very resistant

pictured: 3rd metro line (in yellow).
>based on electoral promises
>originally just a branch of the 2nd line, now it will require an interchange going up and down the stairs at Stadion
>a tram would be faster from Gocław to the centre (also planned but put on hold after metro was announced)
>there was no overall city study on where a next line should actually be build to serve the most people
>"Etap III" runs parallel to existing heavy rail just 500 metres north while its the N-S 1st line that is at full capacity
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Another thing about Warsaw, it has three big stations with very similar names.
The naming schemes must be a nightmare for foreigners
Let's start with Warszawa Główna (Warsaw Main)
It's a terminus station in the vinicity of Plac Zawiszy. Name is pretty inaccurate
Parallel to it runs the Warsaw diameter line and a train stop Warszawa Ochota named after the district it's in, along with a separate commuter rail's platform with the same name
The tram and bus stops are named Plac Zawiszy.
So three separate names for one place
Maybe they want to develop these villages into cities.
1 km east of that, on the diameter line...

Warszawa Centralna (Warsaw Central)
It only serves intercity trains
Tram and bus station is named Dworzec Centralny but at least the voice announcement says "Warsaw Central railway station"
The aformentioned commuter railway, WKD, has its terminus 200 metres to the west and it's not called Warszawa Centralna WKD but Warszawa Śródmieście WKD
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200-500 metres east of that...

Warszawa Śródmieście (Warsaw Downtown)
It only serves local and regional trains
It's close to the North-South running metro station and bus and tram stops all named Centrum

despite them being close and both underground, there is no direct link between the railway and metro station
Basically all the rail lines in south east London, due to competing companies early on duplicating routes and lines due to business politics.

E.g. catford and catford bridge stations are 150m apart but the two lines do not have a junction or link

Rigid 90s Mtb / Classic bike / Project bike thread

All welcome

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the rear mech is rapid rise
my retrodouche mind straight away thought that would be good with friction downtube shifters

i dont even know how to service disc brakes
that has one of those weird ass bottom brackets right? When I picked up my zaskar frame from a retro gt collector he lectured me on those. They look interesting, I first thought it was some mini-e-bike motor lol.
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man i dont even know what's 'normal' for rear suspension design
this is all confusing to me
it does kinda look like an ebike motor yeah

the bottom bracket itself seems like a normal threaded external bearing thing
i'm gonna need to fix it or something though... just noticed one of the crank arms has some play.
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also not sure what i should be trying to replace these forks with

they seem taller than all the (shitty, old) spare ones i have

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I miss this nigga like you wouldn't believe
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Pinpoint the motorway that required the demolition of Euston, yankee.
Settle down. This thread was, after all, about the demolition of Penn Station.
You replied to a post about Euston.
Perhaps the person was talking in general terms, rather than absolute. Please don't be pedantic.
If that were the intention then the post would either reply to nothing or reply to OP, not to a specific post about a particular location that received similar treatment but under completely different circumstances.

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need to commute to work (6 miles). Its quite hilly and I would have to share the road with cars. What is the mazda miata of ebikes for someone who isn't a manlet? (6'4 197lbs) budget is around $1,500
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this is a very good suggestion. the us specced version has a 8speed wide rear casette and a 1x.
literally none of these suggestions are good.
why don't you give one then
if you could spend a little more and get a mid drive motor you wont be disappointed. otherwise what >>1853834 recommended. ride1up is really good bang for buck
Consider your use case OP and decide if a folding bike will make your life significantly easier by allowing storage inside. The greater theft protection may also allow you to spend more. I almost pulled the trigger on converting a dahon mariner with a bafang middrive until I got a random great deal on a second hand bike.

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Amerifat here, I'm trying out a Train Sim game for the first time and god damn this is what your trains look like, Germany?

It's a god damned space ship.
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Read the online tutorial on German safety systems in Train Sim World and try driving with them. Makes it way more challenging and interesting.
Better yet, this is how all European locos built after 2010 look like, the only difference is the amount of monitors (two to four). You know how to drive one, you can drive'em all.
But that's the same with the modern US locos, innit?
The interior design doesn't need to reflect that.
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Here's one from 20 years ago

Post about staying dry under the rain.

Does this type of polyester fabric coat work well enough? I tried making waterproof fabric with silicone caulk and cotton canvas and while it works like magic, I also found out that silicone caulk can be used as rocket fuel. I did a small burn test and the silicone-caulk waterproofed fabric burns better than the raw fabric I made it from.
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Yes, pic very much related.
I've bought a second hand rain jacket with Gore Shakedry material and it's pretty good. Very compressable to put into a jersey pocket and it's really breathable as well. Only downside is that it's black so I wear my high viz wind jacket on top.
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is there a way to make full face mtb helmets waterproof?

all i can think of is a waterproof balaclava/helmet liner
there doesn't seem to be over the top helmet covers
thom yorke is doing the nativity reenactments now?
not worth teebhaytchfamalam
you take your shit and dip it in a mixture of boiled linseed oil and beeswax.
townsend has a vid about making oil cloth.

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