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Where do you live?
What do you ride?
How much do you make every day?
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>>1854002
Rockrider ST50 is Deliveroos' bike in Rome.
When I did deliveroo I used a women's city bike
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>>1853942
Where are you? Really depends on location
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>>1854031
>deliveroo
>Rome
what?? there's deliveroo outside of australia?
i thought it meant deliver - roo as in kangaroo, even the logos a roo
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>>1854124
Do you have deliveroo in Straya? How flat are strayan cities? Is it possible to live off deliveroo in Straya and save money to invest in a third world country?
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>>1854127
i've only been to brisbane and yeah id say the city part is pretty flat

>Is it possible to live off deliveroo in Straya
if your an indian

idk how much you get paid but its fuck all

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>I NEED more than three gears.
No you don't
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>>1836364
>there is no reason not to use external bearing cranks

you sure about that?
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>>1853510
>>1853511
>>1853537
shut the fuck up, trip
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>3 speed igh
i live in a flat area and its perfect. single gear would be fine too but i like having a few at least. t commuter
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>>1853580
sounds neat
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Yes I need a "granny gear"

Campagnolo has great technologies but they lack adoption. Take N3W freehub bodies.
>can take 9t cogs
>backward compatible 9 to 13 speed with adapter
Shimano and SRAM create 10 different hub standards, and yet the third party suppliers creating competition and driving down costs are producing parts for them. Chinese groupset manufacturers go for shimano and sram standards as well.
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>>1846199
die cager
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Was this the big strategic mistake to not become a full range component manufacturer?
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>>1850964
Better to die pure than to have to resort to selling m*untain biking equipment
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all namefags except baconrider should be banned

i like 135mm BCD chainrings, i have purchased old used campy square taper cranksets for all of my bikes
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>>1846888
Apparently the upcoming 2x13 electronic groupset will be part wireless like new di2, we'll see what they cook up. Some people on the weightweenies forum claimed that a pro team was testing prototype groupsets in a training camp earlier this year, maybe they'll release it next year.
I don't really see the point in 2x13 but gotta have one more cog I guess. Even 2x12 doesn't really add anything of value for me and I use the whole cassette every ride. It'll be pretty hard to match current gen di2 in terms of shifting speed and quality, it seems that 12 speed shimano cassettes have new ramps or something on them which makes downshifting even smoother, especially under load.

used to think they looked sketchy and dumb but now im thinking they look like fun with the scooter like geometry
seen busniessmen in suits riding them like trials bikes and theres a big customizing scene
they seem really expensive for what they are tho is it worth getting a clone instead?
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>>1853055
One more thought, my demo bike has a telescopic seatpost. You can do the P-Line thing where you can roll it around with the seatpost rather than the handlebars if you use it.

Of course, you need the rack because >>1853963
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If I was willing to pay for a brompton I'd just buy a birdy instead because the wheels are a bit bigger
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I've rented a brompton for a few days to test it and I am really confused like the other anon on how to roll it when folded. it's also a bit heavy (~11kg) so no idea how I'm going to speedwalk up stairs or escalators in tube stations
additionally, have asked in the /bqg/ but was wondering how people sit in the tube trains while the bike is folded, it's wider than the seat so I would have to either put it next to a priority seat or stand
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>>1854037
If it's the C-Line, you keep the handlebars open, and lift them while you drag it.
With the P/T-Line, you can keep the saddle halfway down and push/pull it, though you still need to make a raising force.

Escalators have been a pain point for me. I just fully collapse the bike, lift it through the saddle and have it take a stair in the escalator. It'd be best to drag it with the handlebar onto there, but I don't want to be a bother to people since folding takes a bit of time. I think the P-Line / telescopic would really help with this one.

Stairs are to be avoided, but if you have to, carrying the bike fully unfolded is much easier as the weight is distributed. Sit the saddle on your shoulder when doing so, there's some rubber to help cushion.

I'm not a brit, but I just stand in the train and subway.
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>>1854058
>If it's the C-Line, you keep the handlebars open, and lift them while you drag it.
tried doing this and it wasn't working, the hire bike is the C line with conical wheels
>I just fully collapse the bike, lift it through the saddle and have it take a stair in the escalator.
ahh that's fine if I want to take my time but I guess I don't have a choice since I can't carry the bike and run up the escalators when it's folded
>Sit the saddle on your shoulder
oh wow didn't know I could do this
>I just stand
hmm not what I want to do ideally but thanks for the tips

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Are there any good examples of redeveloping a former airport? There's railway lines transformed into bicycle paths or linear parks but I've never seen a former runway made into a central avenue of a district
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>>1849423
The new layout sucks compared to the previous Grand Prix layout that went through the Bridge
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https://theellinikon.com.gr/
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>>1848373
I fuckin' love doing the tour at Tempelhof.
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Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, California. Most of the site was redeveloped into a campus by Disney Studios and also a business park, with the air traffic tower (picrel) preserved as a museum. The runway became "Air Way" a regular street and you would never know if you didn't see the tower.
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>>1848268
I think OK city is turning there’s into a walkable new urbanist neighborhood

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What is the reasoning for using an electric bike? Why not just use a motorcycle or a real bike?
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>>1853627
and that's a good thing
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>>1853627
Depends on how many reports they have gotten of retards outdriving traffic in tunnels and highways.
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>>1841274
you are complicating both systems for the supposed benefit of the hub motor. Just ditch the mid-drive, speed-limited mid-drives are fucking stupid anyhow.
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>>1833087
>>1833088
>both listings suspiciously leav e out manufacturer, processor specs or memory size

I'd be tempted for something temporary but I want my phone to last me 5-7 years like my last phone.
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>>1853400
>The overwhelming majority of ebikes are normie shit that complies with regulations
you literally need less money to build your own speed-limit-free ebike with a 3kw motor than a 300w pre-built ebike with any fancy trimmings

and a third of that cost is the battery with you can also save a fuckton on if you're smart or have a few specialty tools to repair/make batteries.

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Have you ever had a bad experience waiting for the bus ?

https://youtube.com/shorts/SyC8lvnJGvk?
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Yes. One day, I was waiting for the bus, and I remembered all the buses where I was now had full-bus ads over them. This meant I had to look at every single long vehicle passing by to make sure it wasn't my bus, and could not relax at the bus stop.
Buses shouldn't have ads.
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I've had bad experiences in all sorts of contexts
I don't go on youtube to cry about it
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I’m posting this from the back of an uber because Greyhound canceled my pickup stop when the bus was 15 minutes way.
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>taking the bus
>In 2020+2
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>>1853888
>how dare they try to reduce the costs of this expensive, unprofitable venture without raising prices or cutting back on service, maintenance, or safety

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Anons, I live out in the country, but we have nice trails here that can take you into town - however, it's quite the trip (about 20km one-way) - can I upgrade the batteries on an e-scooter?
I'd be fine hanging a little bag on the handlebars with the battery, and terminals leading into the scooter itself, as long as it just has that kind of access.

Any recommendations?
Our trails are surprisingly pleasant to ride, not too bumpy, but something with pneumatic tires is good.

Thank you and God Bless.
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>>1853434
It goes that far if you go really slow lol. This is the same for all eshit. If you want something good you need to be ready to fork over some real money.
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>>1853434
Why not just get an e-bike? Or add an electric motor to your current bike?
A scooter sounds mad uncomfortable on dirt trails.
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>>1853628
You've got a point, anon, but the trouble is I'm just poor - the electric kits I've looked at are all 1,000+ bucks, and that's with shitty batteries. This scooter was the only thing with the right "advertised range".
I need something to get to work, but I don't yet have a paystub to finance any sort of vehicle.

>solution - don't be poor
Unfortunate Catch 22 - need that first paystub of the first month of work to get a vehicle so I can keep working and not be poor.

Maybe I will get gud and honestly just bicycle to work.
But 40km a day is fucking hard though, especially because I can only do 14km a day maximum right now.

>>1853592
Learnt my lesson now.
I might just trade the thing to someone on Kijiji/Craigslist with a gasoline goped and use that for a month.

>>1853527

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If any of you anons are curious, got another update - I'm selling the stupid fucking scooter and buying a 2009 49cc moped - found out I can afford the insurance on that and buy it without financing.
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>>1853759
yes, you need a dual motor with at least 2000W to go up hills at speed, especially if you weigh more than 150lbs

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I hate how stupid traffic signals are.
>press beg button
>traffic lights are red for all the lanes I want to cross
>pedestrian signal doesn't let me through even though it's safe
>sit there for 2 minutes watching a clear and safe crosswalk that I could be crossing
>traffic gets a green light and now I have to wait out a whole light cycle
>I don't get to cross until it circles back around to the state it was in WHEN I FUCKING PRESSED THE BUTTON
This happens to me multiple times a day by the way. It drives me insane.
This is why people just ignore the rules.
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>>1853702
That's what HAWK beacons are, where they only light up if they're specifically activated, and not at intersections so you don't have to worry about being cut off somewhere.
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>>1853729
Having the lights be green for both road traffic and pedestrians would defeat the whole purpose of a traffic light.
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>>1853187
What are "european crosswalks"? In Berlin I did experience the idiocy of timed crossings without buttons, but I assume that's just a Berliner retardation.
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Lol you actually have buttons at crosswalks? They don't just automatically cycle through? Imagine living in a city with such little pedestrian traffic that that's the solution
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>>1853939
The ones with induction loops still need buttons

What are the current plans for Chicago infrastructure upgrades?
Right now I’m visiting Chicago and I’m amazed that even on State Street and places inside the Loop you have these huge streets with no bike lanes or even a median.
It’s like 90s American planning.
Beautiful city and it’s perfectly flat so it would be perfect for biking but they just don’t build the infrastructure.
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>>1849305
They should repeat 1871. It's been 151 years, you'd think they'd try it again.
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>>1849305
There are no plans lmao. Chicago is trying to not collapse right now. And nobody in charge of this stuff really cares if it's good or not. You want medians and shit, you'll need to fucking riot for them.
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>>1852613
These anons know what's up.
>T. Chicago resident
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>>1849305
>What are the current plans for Chicago infrastructure upgrades?
lol. lmao.
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>>1849305
The only bike lanes are on Randolph and dearborn. Other than that, learn to ride in the street with the cages. Its really not that bad
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>>1849305
looks like a pretty chill street with barely any traffic, why not just ride on the road? there's room for everyone

Good places to get cycling or skating skins? I used to go to Voler, but they haven't had anything I've liked lately.

Looking for GOOD, not cheap crap.
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>>1852955
I wanna be your bike seat.
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>>1851907
what about sizes? sizes are the reason why I am reluctant to buy online
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>>1853433
The shop had size charts, I took my measurements and bought accordingly.
First fit was a bit too tight and I thought I should have ordered one size larger, but then I put them on again for 20 minutes at home before leaving and they felt perfect.
I got a size M.
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>>1853494
how tall are you? I have a similar physique
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>>1853748
186cm/6'2

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OP eternally BTFO
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>>1852634
I couldn't hear your post over the noise coming out of your pic, dude
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>>1852736

Vertically-IntegRated GregarIous iNterlinked FUnCtional pre-produKtion prototypeU

>>1852779
bro...
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maybe the distant future soon as we get the energy density problem out the way
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Noise pollution, visual pollution. Sounds like hell to me.

In order to get to the main park of my city, or even just to go on the panoramic coastline (main place to go on a bike) I need to go on a very steep and long road (11km, can't tell you how steep precisely). Now when I had an e-bike this was no problem, but now I'm planning of getting a real bike and I'm wondering if this could be possible without getting on top as a panting pool of sweat. Is that possible for someone who isn't much trained legwise? I do decently in cardio at the gym although I don't do it much since it kills gains.
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>>1852261
deraillier length isnt much of a factor
a hanger extention will make room for the sprocket and the cage only needs to be replaced with a longer one if you find the chain going slack when on the smallest sprocket combination
anyway post bike and il help u figure out what would work for u again u probably dont need to go extreme u just need a good hill gear
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26 gear inches bby
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>>1849819
>kills gains
stop being a retard
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>>1852237
>mostly flat
wew impressive ride, lad.
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>>1852237
Just saying, OP is making it out to be a real ordeal. It's not. Any bike could do it.

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Where does he go next? Who needs him the most?
Rumor is he is coming to America.
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>>1853663
>public transit is so broken, they need to pay some bong "superstar subway CEO" millions of dollars a year to photogenically present transit plans that will never get funded
>yet another chapter in long running plot to give false hopes so proles don't take action to demand better
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>>1853691
>photogenically present transit plans that will never get funded
Byford was running MTA in New York before Cuomo basically forced him out. There was marked improvement in services during that time period.
> millions of dollars a year
Current salary of the MTA's chairman is <400,000 a year. Arguably it's not enough; if you want to win in the global competition for talent, it'll cost you.
>proles don't take action to demand better
You can't protest your way into a functional system. It requires people with a high level of domain knowledge and competence who have freedom of action to improve operations.
Just look at MTA's accessibility campaign: they filed lawsuits, and it will still take decades for all the stations to be made accessible. Judges do not have the physical capability to speed that up.
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>>1853663
Supposedly, he's done with the public sector. Maybe a consultancy at a substantially higher salary is possible.
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>>1853743
Oh god. I think I would cry if he went to some firm like AECOM, WSP, Stantec or JACOBS.
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>Mr Byford, previously boss of the New York Subway, said it was the right time to resume life in the US with his wife.

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/n/ humor thread?
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>>1851937
>>1849632
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>>1852962
Looks like he wants to do a right turn to Fargo Plaza, what would be the "correct" way to do that?
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Presumably at that spot where the bumps are replaced by a dotted line
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>>1849632
Now that’s based


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