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What the fuck was his problem? Did he hate New York?
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>>1684067
Hmm do I want to live in a crowded city with constant noise, shared public green space, crime, where most people can only afford to rent, or

Do I want to literally own my own home with a nice yard I can do anything with, that's in an area with low crime, good schools, almost no noise, and not have to wait on buses and trains to get around in?

Easy question.
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>>1684029

to me this is very similar to the situation with andrew jackson and the trail of tears

the country is a democracy and demanded westward expansion. if he wouldn't do it, they would have elected someone who would.
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>>1684209
yes, material circumstances are the primary driving force of history
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>>1680990
>“The city is no place to raise a child”
Absolute truth. TFR of city dwellers in developed countries hovers around 1.0. city population is not sustainable phenomenon it can only maintain numbers with migration.
Only population strata in the developed countries that have TFR above 2.0 is US white conservative suburbia.
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Just another big government control freak, like everyone who supports car-dependency.

>technology well developed during the 80s
>proof of concepts are a great success
>planned for production in early 90s
>all ideas scrapped because the price of oil tanked
>vaporware
Why haven’t we seen the dawn of the age of prop fan powered aircraft yet?
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>>1684499
Same as bicycles, they've pretty much reached the optimal configuration for a given set of parameters.
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>>1684510
Yeah but unlike bicycles the pinnacle hasn't actually been reached yet. Try designing a new bicycle nowadays and you'd just look like a tryhard faggot taking three steps backwards for the sake of it.
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>>1684385
Yeah, that's why the PC-12 isn't popular at all.
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>>1684474
>RRR
ArrgH?
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>>1684525
pc-12 main selling point is being able to operate on short, unpaved runways, which jets at that size would be unable to do.

>>1684510
you mean their design has been frozen by ucl which doesn't allow any other kinds of bicycle's to compete. everybody knows recumbents are faster on tarmac, and for offroad i suspect it could be improved but it seems optimal for now.

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Say you were to go shopping with one of these.
Where on earth would you leave it while you're inside the store without having someone steal it?
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>>1584094
these are not cheap anon
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>>1606506
enjoy walking retard
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>>1683862
so any retard can get one of these and go flying into a car or something
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>>1583544
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Has anyone got one of the new vsett scooters, Im looking to upgrade my ninebot

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If wider bike tyres offer lower rolling resistance and lower pressure tyres are faster, why do the fastest riders use narrow, high pressure tyres?
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>>1684519
and /n/ pussies don't realize how bumpy cobbles are compared to normal road surfaces, they think they need balloon tires for some cracked pavement or forest paths
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tour de france riders are extremely skinny and tours and races have smooth well maintained roads for the most part so they can get away with the skinnier/high pressure tires.
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>>1684570
you're a big guy
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>>1684180
Ice cream cone vs tarp

Same tire on a narrow rim sits like an ice cream cone, making it measure wider
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>>1684570
>tour de france riders are extremely skinny and tours and races have smooth well maintained roads for the most part

Yeah you must not have watched a lot of this tour

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90s MTB/ classic bike/ project thread

>>1660069
previous
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>>1684643
Oh yeah reckon you're right. Do you think the thing is worth 40€? I'm looking for something cheap to postpone my belt-drove-commuter dreams a bit.
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>>1684799
40€ is a great deal
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>>1684799
While looking for your sticker set I came across two that were restored that sold for amazingly enough, $280 and $650. 40 Euros is nothing...especially if there is no rust on the frame.
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>>1685069
I think the alpina trail is a lower tier model with something like deore LX-tier components. It still has the cool cantilever guide-stem and it's a larger sized frame that'd make a nice commuter with some fat slicks and a backswept handlebar.
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someone make a new thread you fucking retards

>stem parallel to top tube on a compact geometry road bike
Why do people do this?
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>>1663439
i much prefer straight tubing but pursuit geometry, more or less aggressive, is the only geometry that matters
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>>1663747
I will only accept it if the owner is Dutch
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>>1661844
>buying a giant tcr style supercompact frame in the year of our lord 2021.

they arent even in the peloton anymore. look at a bmc teammachine, a colnago c64 cannondale evo, canyon ultimate cf.....see a trend of flat top tubes, dropped seatstays and non slammed stems?
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>>1663747
>I had a dream someone I know got a gan and I was struggling to not make him feel bad for his purchase

i almost bought one. playtri has em in stock and ready to fuck 61cm babies.

In the end I figured I'd wait another year so I could pick from everyone's bikes.

It looks cool AF in person. It is 500 dollars overpriced compared to the Emonda ALR, the cannondale CAAD13, etc.
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>>1684524
worth noting is is carbon but you are paying 900 extra (just checked the website) over the alr or caad

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why is tokyo's planning so good?
why didn't american cities, particularly new ones on the west coast, take cues from tokyo?
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>>1663354
I used to live in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and I think NYC does more right than a lot of other cities. A big issue I have with the city is how a lot of it seems oddly sized (big ass building next to midrises) and how big the transit gaps are in the outer boroughs, even with a fairly comprehensive bus system.
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>>1663351
I don't really see the big issue here. The area looks a bit run down and could use some more tree cover. That's something that can be fixed with a decent chunk of money.
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>>1675994
I find his videos pretty cringe honestly, it's extremely rude in Japan to film people without permission yet he films them like they are an exhibit at the zoo or something.

Some of them are good but for that reason I watch the suburban or forest walks without many people.
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>>1650729
Damn, I never actually realized how big it was before now. What a big sprawl of skyscrapers, and what variety. I knew Tokyo was big but this puts it into perspective for me. I can't wait to see it with my own eyes
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>>1683266
>We've been hearing this for decades and it hasn't happened
didn't it happen 13 years ago tho

How come the fucking wind is ALWAYS in my face and never behind me?
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>>1683870
If you're going slower than the wind at your back that's just sad.
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>have tailwind going to work
>wind switches direction by afternoon
>have tailwind coming home
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>>1684192
As a child this always vexed me, I'd constantly had the feeling I was riding against the wind making my commute so hard. But it happened ALWAYS, when I went to school in the morning and when I went back home in the evening. I 'knew' wind was created from temperature difference in the air. So I made a whole theory the sun would rise in the east making it warm there changing wind direction, then when I went back home the sun would be setting in the west, so it would change in the exact opposite direction. Hence I would always have the wind against me for that reason no matter what direction I went.
Good times.
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>>1684204
I mean, you were wrong, but you showed critical thinking skills that most seem incapable of, which is p neat.
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The wind has to be blowing super hard in order for their to be no wind on your face, probably 60 km/h+

It is a surreal experience when it happens. The wind noise vanishes and you can hear everything around you. Rustling grass, birds / animal calls, humming power lines, every little pebble your tires kick out of the way.

The bicycle is the slow death of the planet.
General Director of Euro Exim Bank Ltd. got economists thinking when he said:
"A cyclist is a disaster for the country's economy: he does not buy cars and does not borrow money to buy. He does not pay for insurance policies. He does not buy fuel, does not pay for the necessary maintenance and repairs. He does not use paid parking. He does not cause serious accidents. He does not require multi-lane highways. He does not get fat.
Healthy people are neither needed nor useful for the economy. They don't buy medicine. They do not go to hospitals or doctors. Nothing is added to the country's GDP (gross domestic product).
On the contrary, every new McDonald's restaurant creates at least 30 jobs: 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietary experts and nutritionists, and obviously, people who work at the restaurant itself."
Choose carefully: cyclist or McDonald's? It is worth considering.
P.S. Walking is even worse. Pedestrians don't even buy bicycles.
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>>1668353
If being healthy and not ruining the world makes me evil thats cool with me. I love walking and biking.
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>>1678851
t. suburb fag
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>>1668353
How much time do you spend on a daily basis making up things that people didn't say/think, and then getting mad at those things that you just made up? How do you find the time for it in between all the cocksucking?? This thread is absurd
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>>1668353
well, officeshits can at least exercise
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>>1675622
try harder next time

Are women only railway coaches good or bad?
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>>1676292
as does the pink one
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Absolutely not. I'd never respect them if they were introduced here. Terribly sexist.
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>>1667848
Changing cultural sexism is a generations long project and doesn't really help the women getting groped or harassed right now
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>>1680779
Why don't they just carry guns? I know in nipland guns are banned but they can carry a knife or pepper spary or a tazer or something.
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>>1666434
Bad. It's unconstitutional that I pay equal taxes to a woman yet get unequal service. We already figured the separate but equal issue a while ago. It's literally sexist.

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Recently I got really interested in velomobiles.
I am thinking of building one myself, due to high prices and in my opinion some questionable design choices of consumer ones.
My primary use would be commuting to work and stuff. This way I also get to do some exercise and commute at the same time.
Also I would use it to travel/tour. Maybe with full reclining seat, I wouldn't need a tent.

Has anyone here driven velomobiles, maybe even tour in one?
What did you like/hate? What would be your concerns?
Any experience and advice appreciated.

And why are consumer ones so weird looking? Some of the racing HPVs look much better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ZLfd5c4Iw
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>>1684235
I mean you could always make a non-vagina-looking air intake
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>>1684238
Just make it square or triangular I dont know something not embarassing.
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>>1684241
the point is there's a reason velomobiles don't have a front air intake and it's not the looks
I assume it has to do with turbulence or something
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Are semi faired recumbent bikes like this a good compromise between aero and weight? A full on velomobile seems too heavy to be good at climbing, it's this a better option?
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>>1684392
Semi recumbents are for boomers to meander around on who get in too much pain when riding a normal bike for healthy people. If you want a compromise between high efficiency and reasonable weight, put a small front fairing on a recumbent.

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>tfw it's not feasible to become a long distance bike courier for Important goods.
It's so unfair bros
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>>1681866
no we don't
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>>1681903
ok guy
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>>1681149
Based
Something about that game is oddly comfy
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>>1681866
most of the are chill albeit a bit hippieish guys, they don't pretend to be tough or anything like that
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>>1681143
Imagine you would be allowed to grab on cars and let them drag you.

Now that the matter is settled and scientists got BTFOd, do you think we might expect vehicles like this to become a thing?
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>>1680764
As I understand the wind doesn't power the propeller. The wheels do that, they are connected by a bike chain to the prop and there is light gearing there. Once the wind starts pushing the cart, the wheels begin to spin the prop which works like a fan a pushes against the wind. Supposedly this thing can accelerate constantly, since the faster it moves, the faster the prop spins generating a growing force that pushes against the wind. You control the speed by the use of brakes and adjusting the prop pitch.
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>>1680968
No prop powers the wheel.
Best way to visualize is this.
Boats can swim faster then wind sideways to the wind. Now imagine we took this boat and tied to the propeller. Now it's """swimming""" faster then wind in circles perpendicular to the wind. Now we connect propeller to the wheel via transmission and it can move car up wind.
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https://www.jstor.org/stable/43749026
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>>1680976
Stop spreading misinformation.
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>>1680968
>>1680976
I think there are 2 versions and both can work, depending if you want to go downwind or upwind.

Also:
I'd love to see this concept implemented on Commercial Freightships. Imagine on a windy day in the right direction, the Freightships could save a shitload of CO2

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Why haven't you fine young /n/egroes taken the belt pill?
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>single speed
Into the trash it goes
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>>1684348
>what are IGHs
>what is Pinion
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>>1684358
shit
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>>1684364
>shit
That's your opinion.
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>>1684364
>>1684348
You're a retard.

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Bad decisions edition.
Post, ask and share bike touring and bike packing stuff.
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What is the purpose of that plate with four holes, on the back of the rack? It's bent on one side, I'm not sure if I should care about that or not.
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>>1684624
Have a way of cleaning and lubing your chain/drivechain
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>>1684658
Usually you can fit a reflector or maybe a light
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>>1684658
Extra mounting point for lights and such. Also for cords or whatever use you want to give it.
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>>1684624
>Always carry waterproof shoe covers
that's a good one, wet shoes are awful
>>1684662
this too

mine would have to be: bring at least one piece of heavy warm clothing
technical lightweight layers are good and all but nothing beats a thick ass sweater on those cold damp nights




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