[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/n/ - Transportation

Name
Options
Subject
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
06/20/16New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details.
[Hide] [Show All]


[Catalog] [Archive]

Here is my take on what south jersey's rail network would look like today if a Delaware River Rail Tunnel was built. All of these lines are made with tracks that still exist today. Yes there are still right of ways without tracks that could be used, but this is my take.

You got maps? Post em
46 replies and 20 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1481997
You are fucking retarded. The Silverliner IVs and Vs are cozier than an NJT Arrow any day.
>>
>>1489467
Agree. Arrow IIIs have seen better days, but at least they're not the Mafersa or Messerschmidt coaches CTrail uses, fuck those things
>>
File: 32499347058_88eecccc4b_k.jpg (1.34 MB, 2047x1365)
1.34 MB
1.34 MB JPG
>>1489606
I just hope when NJT replaces the Arrow 3's in 2 years they keep running 2 of them on Dinky service.
>>
>>1490501
They'll either scrap all of them and just replace them with a more easily maintained uniform fleet or keep the Dinky Arrows around and hold onto a few retired Arrows as parts donors for as long as they last.
My money's on replacement; the Arrows aren't historically significant enough to warrant keeping around past their usable service life
>>
File: OttawaTransit1.png (22 KB, 980x803)
22 KB
22 KB PNG
Ottawa, Canada
The light rail system there is all grade separated, so it operates basically as a metro.

File: PortlandStreetCars640.png (509 KB, 640x414)
509 KB
509 KB PNG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUQ_EMV23c
13 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1489725
And they usually end up being over-budget shit systems that nobody uses
>>
>>1488975
because americans implement them horribly wrong
>>
>>1489158
Am american. In my area (northeast) trains are considered to be slow and annoying here, doubly so for freight trains (which take a loooong time to cross roadways) with busses just commonplace all over, but ridden mostly by poor people, including students. Trains are basically just used for people commuting into/out of the nearest metro area and they don't really run at convenient times for anything besides commuting.
Nobody really cares about "permanement routes" that I've seen. The road network here is pretty interconnected so driving isn't that much of a slog. Walking places and biking sucks for most since it's hilly as hell and nobody wants to spend 30 minutes walking to and from a place when the car will take them in 5.

Freedom of "where to go" is more important since everyone has their own ideas of what the best place to shop at is, residential areas sometimes are broken up with plots of offices and other unobtrusive flat buildings hidden by the hills and trees, and commercial zones are a mishmash of everything from restaurants to automotive shops to bodegas - typically different areas are separated by price, not what they sell or offer. There are also lots of stores on the highways (motorways) which busses do sometimes stop at, but non-car users most likely have to get to these areas from either the back or a highway entrance/exit. The highways also have frequent pedestrian overpasses, especially where you might need to cross the whole highway to get to a different shopping center.
Thus "where do I want to go" is based on "how much do I want to spend today"?

Other areas of the US are different - where I am there's almost no traffic lights on the highways since we use cloverleafs and half-clovers to U-turn, but other states I have been to do have them for U-turning in the middle of the roadways.
>>
>>1492459
this
I can't understand how can they fuck up trains and trams. Those are two of the best if not best available transportation system options for both inter and intracity transport. Even more so if trams are supported by underground backbone and buses for outskirts. Numbers in my and virtually any country support that.

I wonder if that's just problem for few municipalities or a nation-wide one. Are there some successful cities in USA?
>>
>>1492527
>I can't understand how can they fuck up trains and trams.
Minority politicians control cities so such projects function as 1) direct grift for contractors tied to those politicians 2) photo op/bragging rights for said politician 3) jobs program for minorities/minority-owned contractors (see 1)

File: IMG_20200507_130757.jpg (2.51 MB, 3163x2159)
2.51 MB
2.51 MB JPG
Fixed Gear General
Single Speeds allowed edition.

Other thread is almost dead.

So I put those stupid Salsa cowchippers on my fixie.
206 replies and 31 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1492448
GP4S
>>
>>1492420
Wait until you get corona. You feel "fine" but you decide to go for a ride after the symptoms have finally been gone for 14 days and just a 5 mile ride feels like you did a century on an empty stomach
>>
>>1490369
>This isn't something you have to worry about with track dropouts.
Yes it is. I had to put chain tensioners on my old Charge Plug because the wheel would move around when skidding.
>>
>>>1492518
What do you guys think? Should I cop? It's $500 CAD.
>>
Manic downswing guy here. I was slow as fuck today, but it was 91f (32c)

File: 1557609305285.png (55 KB, 240x240)
55 KB
55 KB PNG
>my shitty hub has become the standard
>extra low effiency because of my overcomplicated zipperhead design has become normalized, further depopularizing gear hubs
>other gear hubs manufacturers except sturmey archer and rohloff are dead, and both those are not feasible for regulair bikes anyhow
>No manufacturer is ever going to make another proper 3/5speed hub again
>derailleur shit wil devolve into 16v cassettes that'll wear out in 900 miles only with the absolute best care, costing about 90/70USD to replace.

Admit it, bicycles are dead, better get into rollerblading, faggots
>>
bicycles are dead. soon we will be paying $2,000 for custom made 130mm rim braking frames because everything will be disc shit and mega hub garbage
>>
>>1492074
why are wojakposters so stupid
>>
>>1492074
kys
>>
dude depression lmao
>>
>>1492263
It's common knowledge that wojakposters and frogposters' posts can be almost immediately discarded. It never fails, on any of my favorite hobby boards they're the most retarded and the least knowledgable

File: cruiseships.jpg (80 KB, 931x523)
80 KB
80 KB JPG
what is going to happen to these things?
231 replies and 24 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1492370
Calm down Chicken Little
>>
>cruisefags going into overdrive trying to deny the obvious
lmao, head to the bottom of the sea where you belong.
>>
>>1492375
>>1492384
You are so cringe, dude
>>
>>1492386
>>1492408
>A recession means the definitive end of something I don't like
>>
>>1492416
Post your Carnival paystub, bud.

Anyone living in cities ever had their bike stolen? DId you ever get it back? How did it happen?

Had my dutch bike stolen and I miss her a lot. Also, dutch bikes are best bikes
29 replies and 7 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1488608
what city? describe the bmx, ill keep my eye out.
>>
>>1488642
garbage bike but i doubt theyve bothered to swap the chain

>>1489479
thart bike was dime a dozen

i have about 50/50 recovery rate of getting my stolen shit back. lots of stories. one time i layed on the horn of a bigass work truck across lanes toawrds a tweaker on the sidewalk with a bmx, i scared the shit out of him. told him im taking the bike a few times he kept talking and talking and i then i gave him a $20 and told him im taking the bike, fuck off and he shut up and ran, lol. and then i went back to work with a bmx. i found the owner, got it back tohim.
>>
I studied in midtown Atlanta for a few years. Had a fixed-gear butted steel frame bicycle, locked it to sturdy things with a full-size U-lock (not the mini U-lock garbage). No quick-release.

When I went to music venues, I took my LED blinker with me, and I left my hi-viz safety vest draped over the bike. Most people that steal bikes respond to brand names emblazoned on the sides. Never had anything stolen, and more importantly, I was never afraid of it being stolen, so I rode it more.

If you leave it out overnight(s) parts of it will be gone no matter what you do.
>>
Had a BMX stolen from a car park. I had it locked around a thick piece of plumbing, and someone managed to knock the plumbing loose, flood the immediate area, and make off with the bike.
>>
Lucky I never got a bike stolen. It was pure luck. When I was young I was pretty naive and would take my trek bike to school and sometimes left it unlocked. I also volunteered at a community centre in a government housing area full of niggers and would sometimes leave it against the side of the building unlocked. But no one touched it there.

File: QH4dN3j.png (2.9 MB, 1080x1080)
2.9 MB
2.9 MB PNG
Why do bike companies make a big deal about needing "women's specific frame geometry" but then they slap the same crank lengths on every single bike?
70 replies and 7 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1491180
She could famously ride my bicycle, if you can understand my meaning.
>>
>>1475557
>not keeping a log of fags you encounter
never gonna make it kiddo
>>1475361
gay faggot downtuber
>>
>>1474673
Generally, women have shorter arms/torsos. The top tube is the main difference between m/w frames. Not crank length.
>>
>>1479264
Once upon a time it was so that grills could wear dresses on their bike without it getting pulled up to their crotch by the bike frame
>>
>>1474685
Women don't want to ride a bike. They hate it. It's fucking retarded

File: 18488347_304.jpg (79 KB, 940x529)
79 KB
79 KB JPG
700x28 is the patrician tier option for 98% of real-world cycling. I say "real world" to distinguish it from the fantasy world some dream of, where you're riding over boulders to escape from zombies or whatever. The bike equivalent of civilians buying a heavily armored off road military truck to drive to the hair salon. They think to themselves, "instead of steering around that object like a normal person, I will show dominance by steering into it". In this way, they hope to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger's character from an action film, or worse yet perhaps they are simply copying the actor's real life fashion. But rather than fashion, in real life bikes are for transportation and 98% of transportation happens on a road hence ROAD BIKES which a certain confused subculture seems to think can only be used in a velodrome under tightly controlled conditions.

There is nothing wrong with a smaller tire if that is your preference. Many of the finest bikes ever made came with 700x23 or smaller. But people who select larger tires invariably have small dick syndrome. I think you know who I mean. You've seen them in your neighborhood. You see them when you override your own common sense and decide to go out for a ride on a nice Sunday with perfect weather when the plebs who hate cycling until that one day the weather is nice and suddenly they're a cyclist today are out in full force.. You even see it online. Those pictures of Putin riding his knobby boing-boing dual suspension novelty joke bike on the sidewalk with no shirt on like the neighborhood dirtbag riding to the liquor store, right? Weak, insecure "strong man" logic. Ever notice John Kerry doing that? No of course not he's got a real bike for adults. Because I guarantee you Kerry has a bigger, thicker penis even at his advanced age. I rest my case.

Anyway this is a true incontrovertible facts thread. What are some other interesting facts about transportation?
126 replies and 15 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1491682
No it’s definitely not more difficult, you’ve bought into the consoomerism promoted by Big Bike and are hopelessly lost
>>
>>1491692
ok whatever you're wasting my time
>>
>>1479495
sounds like poorfag cope desu
just because your secondhand brakes and forks cant handle any larger tire size
>>
>>1492405
>posted from my salvaged surly LHT
>>
>>1492423
>posted from dumpster-dived schwinn varisty

>been evading subway fare since April 1

I couldn't take it anymore /n/. I have paid a ridiculously expensive subway fare ($10 USD round trip) for years for a shit job and got pissed seeing how the trains were full of bums, drugs, some crime, and fare evaders while nothing was done. Then coronavirus quarantine came, ridership dropped 90%, and everything that was an issue in huge ridership is still an issue now, they do nothing to make the system better.

I've also determined the best strategy for proper fare evasion, assuming you can get in thru the faregates
>stand near ass end of platform to see every car of the train as it passes by if any fare inspectors are in there
>walk up to about halfway thru train and stand by door as you approach station, it will be going slow enough to see everyone on the platform, then when doors open, step outside and look the other direction to see if any fare inspectors are there

This saved my ass on Monday. I saw two fare inspectors waiting to board my train so I got off immediately, then hopped out of the system at that stop and swiped myself in.
4 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>
File: 1587318595737.jpg (186 KB, 1071x1200)
186 KB
186 KB JPG
>>1486730

dude, you are living cyberpunk, man, spend all the money you save on techwear and amphetamines
>>
>>1489511
okay schizo
>>
>>1492434
>t. schizo
Typical gaslighting schizoposter just posting schizo drivel. Begone, schizo!
>>
>>1486730
I did this as a poorly phd student whilst living in Geneva (expensive place) for 2 yrs. Saved €1000+. It was reliable but they were building the link to CERN at the time and the diversion was 3 buses/trans and a pain so what was the point. Just sit near the door and scoot if you have to

File: bikepacking.jpg (449 KB, 700x540)
449 KB
449 KB JPG
Ok this was posted on /out/ but I thought it would also fit this board well as it is bike-specific.
I want to do something special during this years summer holidays and the best thing I could come up with is doing a bike tour to the sea and go back home by train. The only problem is that I have never done a bike tour before, I only hike and camp in the forest. So I have a couple of questions:
1. According to google maps I would have to go about 550km. Are 5 days a good estimate?
2. I only have backpacking gear and a bike. I assume the only things I would still need to buy are proper bike bags and maybe a repair kit. I own a tent and the ususal camping equipment.
3. How am I supposed to buy stuff without leaving my bike alone? I cant just buy a lock for every single bag of equipment.
4. How much training would I need, assuming that I am in relatively good shape but a bit skinny? I dont ride my bicycle more often than once a week usually atm.
5. How does one find a good camping spot while biking? When walking through the forest I usually just go away from the path to find a lonely place where nobody is going to see me, but I will probably just cycle on proper ways without good opportunities. Do I just drive away from my road into less crowded areas in the evening?
Please share all your experience bike camping, bonus points for including pics. If you have different ideas for trips that dont force me to spend a ton of money I am also happy about it. Thank you everyone.
PS: I am living in Germany if that matters.
184 replies and 116 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: MN41.jpg (1.11 MB, 1920x973)
1.11 MB
1.11 MB JPG
Currently planning to ride this in late Summer/early Fall. The first half is kind of boring, second half is super pretty.

Still in the planning phase, waffling between which bike to take (Surly Midnight Special, All-City Cosmic Stallion or Surly Long Haul Trucker), bike bags or racks, and if I should ride out and back, or try to have a friend pick me up at the border.

I'll try to do it in 5 days, 60ish miles a day isn't too bad. Camping along the way.

It's also a sort of test trip to see what works before I try some much longer rides next year.
>>
>>1488395
that looks like a nice ride along the shore. is it wilderness?
>>
>>1488395
I've driven the north shore of lake superior and the idea of riding a bike there does not appeal. Maybe I'm just soft.
>>
>>1477328
I use a cycle2charge v3 with my dynamo hub.
>>
>>1475589
For the love of god, make sure you adjust your saddle beforehand, and make sure that you have a comfy saddle that fits your ass. You can do 80-100km daily without being fit at all, just do a comfy pace. Your saddle is way more crucial. I've only done a 3-day tour in my life, and it wasn't the harsh rain (had good gear) or fitness that made it hard - it was the fact that my ass was on fire about 60km in on the first day. You will suffer greatly if your saddle isn't attuned. If in doubt, go to a shop and have them adjust it and have them suggest a good saddle according to your sit bones.
Also, have spares with you, and learn how to fix shit on your bike.
Have a good trip, OP. And remember, it's not the mundane "everything went alright" bits you'll remember for years to come. It's the hard and tough experiences that will stick with you. And the fact that you've overcome them.

File: IMG_20200513_170233_1_1.jpg (3.99 MB, 3024x3850)
3.99 MB
3.99 MB JPG
Just got my first scoot, see you later bike nerds
32 replies and 7 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1487569
i kinda had respect for you because of your CUBE , but now i just realize you are a colossal faggot.
>>
>>1490995
Show some respect, that's bait bike anon. A certified /n/ legend.
>>
>>1486099

>hit pothole
>die
>>
>>1487384

I never see rental bike or scooter users wearing a helmet.
>>
>>1486099
Good luck changing a tube/tire. Dick

File: cross.png (2.57 MB, 1200x859)
2.57 MB
2.57 MB PNG
ITT: favorite track work arrangement
41 replies and 24 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1485506
Slip switches are only used where space is constrained. Normal practice is to use conventional switches whenever possible
>>
>>1485514
especially in the USA?
>>
>>1480798
This is what they took from you.
>>
>>1481445
>>1481427
Are the trams' bogies the exact distance apart of the two curved segments of rail?

If you put the forward bogie onto the straight track, then moved the switch and put the rear bogie onto the curving track, it would be possible for the tram to translate from the gauntlet to the separated track (and vice versa) without the carriage body rotating. It would be facing forward the whole way. That might be useful if the clearance was originally extremely narrow and the overhang on the ends of the tram would have hit a wall or something.
>>
>>1485339
Neat

File: 71wKHVupEoL.jpg (149 KB, 774x1000)
149 KB
149 KB JPG
I have a question bros.
Is there an ideal urban exploration bike? If so, what would it look like?
Something light like a road bike, but not optimized for racing.
50 replies and 14 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1492228
>Get a early 2000s rigid hybrid instead
those are all aluminium though
>>
>>1491146
This is what happens when your uncle molests you.
>>
26” bmx
>>
>>1492236
Steel is meme. Best bikes are aluminium.
>>
Basic aluminum single-speed with a comfy saddle and very-slightly large tires for cracked asphalt/concrete surfaces.

File: bike.jpg (412 KB, 1920x1440)
412 KB
412 KB JPG
>be poor student
>seek advice on forums on which road bike to get
>everyone responds with over $5000 bikes

why are cyclists such insufferable gate keeping cunts
123 replies and 12 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: 1576787133798.jpg (62 KB, 946x750)
62 KB
62 KB JPG
>>1485076
Because like with any hobby 95% of people are just out enjoying what they have while 5% of obsessive autists spend all day on forums.
Like another anon said, you are probably completely happy with your $10 earphones but if you went to an audiophile forum and asked for advice they would tell you anything under $1000 was throwing your money away.
>>
>>1485076
There isbsome chinese-made bicycles that are quite cheap and will get the job done
I bought one myself for around 200$
Im running with it for a year now , heavy riding and no problem yet
>>
File: coomer gospel.jpg (2.42 MB, 3224x2482)
2.42 MB
2.42 MB JPG
>>1490991
that pic made my day, thanks anon, good post as well
>>
>>1485188
It's a bike, not a car.
>>
>>1485930

If you didn't smelt your own steel/aluminum and weld your own frame than you're a poser psuedointel bitch, anyone with have a brain can assemble a bicycle from the ground up.

File: 9e7.jpg (52 KB, 438x438)
52 KB
52 KB JPG
>70's: BMX
>80's: mountain biking
>90's: skateboarding
>00's: parkour
>10's: uhhhhhh
why can't zoomers into extreme sports?
14 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1489494
>How to into skating?
learn to fall when your a lightweight child or you will spend lots of time recovering from injuries as you learn to fall not worth it unless your in prime health.
>>
mtb ing is blowing up
>>
>>1489442
they fraid of breaking a leg
>>>/asp/
>>1489452
extreme RSI and extreme myopia
>>
>>1489543
urbex is basically parkour but gayer and more clickbaity
>>
>>1489620
No extreme tag is the gay version of parkour and zoomer as fuck.
https://youtu.be/rgWBm5ud20Y


Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.