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helmets we all know them
>do you wear them?
>why?

>when should you defenetly wear one, and when is it ok to not wear it?
>up to what speed do you not wear one?

I myself am split about wearing them, in summer I find them not easy to wear and way to hot.
one time I collapsed because I overheated in the sun at 35°C and could not recover to continue my tour. So in summer I tend to not wear it unless I drive in strong traffic
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>>1662976
I always wear one because cagers are out to kill me
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>>1663010
>he thinks 120$ is expensive.

Get a job faggot.
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I use one of those bike airbags
I like it, helmets are uncomfortable
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>>1662976
Only don't wear them when riding around my neighborhood at 10mph (16kmh) or so. Biking through the woods, 100% every time; biking on the highway at 20-25mph (35-40kmh) also 100% of the time. I live in Texas, is 95° today, just rode 40 miles, drink more water if you're overheating.
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I wear one of these and I slap nohelmeters with my riding crop as I pass.

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>but I don't wanna buy a bike computer, it's too expensive!
>*straps a $1000 phone to the bike, rapes the non-removable battery in 2 weeks of riding*
>crashes, destroys the phone
Why do people do this?
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>>1683642
My nugga
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>>1674746
Garmin Edge Explore
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>>1665027
Unrelated but my only way of transportation is a shitty cyclist bike. I have a question, how do I cycle hill without getting tiered? Fucking hills make me hate cycling.
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>>1685097
a) get fit
b) lower gears
c) ebike
d) move elsewhere
e) all of the above
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>>1685098
>get fit
working on it
>lower gears
if I go slower i'm gonna fall of the bike
>ebike
I can't afford it
>move elsewhere
cant

So nothing I can do it seems...

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The age of the round chainring is over.

Through an exhaustive R&D process to refine the oval chainring we discovered that optimum pedaling efficiency didn't come from subtly altering the circle, it came from a whole new shape we call the 'square'. By breaking the pedaling action into 90-degree segments the rider effortlessly puts four times more power to the rear wheel. In between these peak power moments, there is the restive stage of pedaling which riders report a 90% decrease in fatigue.

The unique geometric shape of the 'square' also provides our Quadrant rings with the revolutionary Parallel Chain Retention Technology. While conventional chainrings can only have 180 degrees of chain contact, the Quadrant ring has up to 270 degrees of contact that eliminates all chain drop. Forever.

Easier pedaling, more power, less stopping and dropping.

The Future is Square.
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>>1678363
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>>1678363
This is higher quality than anything about trains and we allow them on the board
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>>1674531
isnt chainslap a problem, what sort of chain device do I buy for this.... will it work on my ebike?
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optimizing the "square" further, we have come up with the 2-sided and superior "line", which has a rest cycle where only half of its surface is engaged and a power cycle where ALL BUT ONE cog of the chain is engaged

this allows incredible power in the power stroke and a superior rest stage. you are only pedalling half the time but the power stroke is twice as effective!
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>>1674531
But uh...in the picture there’s still only about 180 degrees of contact.

>tfw can't even ride the subway daily without looking like an autist because I fare evade most days
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>>1684744
>if you believe the government has your best interest at heart
Its basic assumption, isn't it?
Otherwise you shouldn't pay taxes but kill taxmen on sight.
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>>1684806
fuck off with your false dichotomy jesus
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>>1684808
not an argument
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>>1684811
not trying to make one
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>>1684619
>instead just has persons checking your ticket on the train every-once in a while
OP here, cant believe this thread is still alive but thats why i get off the train at every stop to look if those guys are getting on.

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Lots of posts about planes, bikes and trains. What about the mark 1 standard issue feet, the original method of human transportation?
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When I walk long distances I get cramps on my soles. Am I just bad at walking or do I need better shoes?
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>>1684243
Yes
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>>1681017

and it's "I"
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>>1682807
>chucks
(Formerly Sneeds)
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How did he have time to change his shirt during the crash?

Why do American buses look so much cooler than EUropoor ones?
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>>1683595
1
0
-1

is logical

1
-1

Is American diseased-mindedness of the first order, hence why you're basically the only nation to do it.
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>>1678963
i am
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>>1678591
Gotta be honest /n/bros, nothing makes me hornier than a Gillig low floor.
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>>1684073
damn. rent fucking free
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>>1679822
Kek

Who else here is never taking the subway on a rainy day again?
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>>1684747
You're thinking of distilled water
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>>1684773
>>1684747
Isn't it de-ionized water that is non-conductive?
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>>1684760
why do people continue like normal in these situations?
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>>1684864
Gotta still make it to the wagie cagie on time
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>>1684864
if you miss the last train of the day there's no way to get home.

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Thread on everything /n/ related in the German speaking areas of Europe.
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>>>/int/148582388
Ist das nicht in der Nähe der Teststrecke in Wegberg?
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Does anyone have information about the state of affairs in Dahlhausen?
Looks very landunter going by the pictures in the press from the town center, but how about the railway museum?
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>>1673312
GSM-R, the brand new European standard that countries have until 2030 to implement, is already deprecated (its the same 3G we stopped using for mobile phones 10 years ago), hence why every month we get those "China launches 5G train" news, which literally means they don't have a outdated radio.

Until EU decides on a new standard every country will do whatever they want, specially if they already have a reliable technology like Germany.
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How would /chad/ organise the seemingly complex rush hour traffic of the Forchbahn in Zurich?
Currently they have four kinds of services operating under the line S18:
>regular service to Forch, continuing to Esslingen
>regular service terminating at Forch
>rapid service to Forch, continuing normally to Esslingen
>rapid service terminating at Forch
This is highly unusual for Zurich, where Tram and S-Bahn lines usually only have one kind of service (excluding first and last runs).

Also, would you keep the S18 label now that there are two other light rails are running on the Zurich tram network.
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What are some German-language YouTube channels and websites to follow for news and discussions of public transit, urbanism, city planning and architecture?
Don't really know of any except that one channels that uploads clips on public transit from regional newscasts, ~95% of english channels focus on the absurdities of north american planning, and in old school journalism these topics are close to nonexistent despite the major importance of good urban planning to make housing affordable and create actually livable areas.

What do you think of partaking in a little hotleaf before a ride?

For me, it's basically PEDs
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https://youtu.be/8mRyCxpumOY
https://youtu.be/mR1HPBxcaVI
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Cringe thread. Weed is for children. I’ve been using Kratom before my big bike rides for several years now and it seriously enhances the experience.
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>>1681543
They're both illegal here and bud's much more widely available
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im tired of smoking pot
it now makes me anxious for a few minutes
instantly demotivates me
slows me down
and im addicted to the tobacco in it.
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>>1667519
the paranoia comes straight from the spirit the cheeba is just releasing it sort of like an exorcism

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is MIPS a meme?
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>>1681241
Lol let’s put hydros on a fucking 2 year olds bicycle. How did we all not die before disc brakes?
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>>1680564
*amn't
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>>1680533
How is this better than just wearing a cap under your helmet?
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>>1681326
god i wish that were me
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>>1681329
You tie your wheels to your bike?

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post jumbos
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>>1679894
feels bad man
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You ever considered a motorcycle /n/?

>Inb4 /o/
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>>1683062
>near misses
How do you get them? I don't get more near misses than i get with my car unless i'm doing something real retarded like overtaking a kilometre long jam on the opposing lane at speed.
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>>1676410
>kayak
Well they make inflatable and foldable ones.
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>>1683639
Mostly riding in the city - people just don't see you, turn in front of you, cut you off etc.. Cabs are bad, white vans are fucking lethal. I put a vespa up the side of a car as a teenager; left turn in front of me and the bike collapsed against the driver side door while i went right over. Couple of nasty moments since, a few in the rain on those 10" wheels lol, but nothing as dire.
Feel much safer riding a bicycle these days.
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>>1676107
I’m thinking of getting a Honda. Any word if they’ll make a
>22 NSR
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>>1676107
yes i have a motorcycle, and a car too.
Also kayaks.
Can’t have too many modes of transportation.

Hey lads saw a neat bike today at the LBS. Masi Randonneur Speciale 650b...1850 usd. Nice columbus tubing, full fenders and designed for these weirdo baloony wtb 650b tanwalls...

Masis have been shipping with these leglet 48t cranks but on this one it makes a bit more sense.
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>>1684666

Well don’t tell exactly, i‘m just curious where you have these gradients as a norm. Certainly not in any major mountain range on significant roads.
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>>1684666
lmfao, kys
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>>1684668
>on significant roads
Did I tell you anywhere I ride on the road? That is a fucking massacre, going on the road inside the village is already fucking suicide!
I ride gravel and dirt roads, forest trails, the most roadie resembling is bike paths, paved or compacted
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>>1684661
Ok retard listen up: XX/YY denotes a chainring set. YYxZZ denotes a gear combo. WW-UU denotes a cogset. XX/YY x WW-UU is the entire gearing of a bicycle.
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>>1684666

Satanic trips.
Hell probably does have some steep climbs.

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The Olympics are coming up soon. The games are notorious for being shit for cities and their residents. Is there any benefit, from a transportation or urban planning perspective, to having the Olympics or any similar sports event to a city? Have there been any benefits or successes that came out of a city hosting a major sports event recently? What sort of future will these mega-events have on the future of cities?
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>>1683696
Atlanta
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>>1683390
I've just been laughing at how many scandals there have been so far
First there was the thing with Mori but that was to be expected because it's fucking Mori
Then there was someone in charge of the opening ceremony who had to resign because he made a joke about getting a "chubby" japanese celebrity to dress up in a pig costume and to be called "OlymPig"
And now the composer for the whole thing (whose old band Flipper's Guitar is one I do like I'm afraid to admit) has been forced to resign after it was found that he tortured disabled kids in school, like ACTUALLY TORTURED them seriously the full details are pretty sickening
I'm pretty sure the only way this can go worse for them now is if they end up like the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Akira
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>>1683885
Oh god it got worse
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>>1683885
Get ready for the olympic strain of the coronameme
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>>1684604
Can we call it the “Gold Medal strain”?

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Anyone here skateboard and know any tips for using it as transportation? Like I go to the park all the time and have for years but going by cars is a whole different thing(plus just got a custom old school painted)
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One summer I skated everywhere. Habitat deck, fat risers, fat wheels. I got so good that I would skate home piss drunk @ 19ish, one time I even skated right past some cops and they didn't bat an eye. I guess the thought that I was drunk never even crossed their minds because I was in complete control. Thanks for the memories, OP.
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>>1672559
and then everyone clapped
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generic longboard I think from sportsmaster. been only using it for two weeks since I came to russia. No prior skateboarding experience.

The only problem I've faced is that sometimes I have to stop immediately and that destroys my knee. Any solution?
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>>1669264
it’s literally faster climbing a curb on a skateboard, roller skates, scooter and all the other meme transportation devices than it is in a car
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>>1672899
I don't care, I regularly hit 30mph in my board, actually I hit 30mph almost every day because I ride almost every day. Most people won't do that on a bike, let alone a board.




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