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What should the punishment for bicycle theft be?
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>>1719235
For repeat offenders...
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>>1704685
make victim whole (i.e. repair/replace bike)
and same punishment as car theft
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>>1704685
Why did you use a picture of a white guy?
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>>1715772
That's the point
It doesn't work
Death does
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>>1704685
1 hour in the chainsaw and lava pit

If they die, they die

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Fell for the 90s meme edition.

Old one hit image limit.
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>>1721993
sick. how much does this monsterfucker weigh?
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>>1722054
Roughly 13kg.
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r8 my bso
https://files.catbox.moe/zvt4vh.jpg
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>>1722339
Looks like a hunk of trash.
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>>1723274
i mean is it trash if it works

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Why did it take so long for the bicycle to be invented?
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>>1718618
It's just a file uploading service run by the guy who hosts cock.li email.
But of course there are endless file upload services available like anonfiles, bayfiles, catbox.moe etc so you won't miss out by not clicking that link.
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>>1712695
They knew about wheels, but if you're in a dessert area/area mostly traveled by animal so no need for decent roads you have no need for wheels
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>>1718473
>Donkeys
>Slaves
>Camels
Whatever they had available.
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>>1712780
That picture is taking recently Anon. For some reason you assumed it's a picture from hundreds of years ago, but that wouldn't be possible.
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>>1718471
>he doesn't get that all those improvements reduce friction to a point a human can power the vehicle with no issue
I'll give you a bike with friction bearings, we'll see how long it takes to destroy your knees.

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What's the point of these private trains?

They're literally exactly the same as every other train.
Literally no one cares which company runs it, people just take whatever train that comes.

You have no other option lol
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>>1719552
>goods and services are produced for the good of consumers
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>>1719995
Sound quite expensive, I think public trains with public train restaurants are good enough
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>>1719552
Private trains are what started the industry
New York central wouldn't have half their lines if Vanderbilt didn't automatically build track after track
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>>1719552
Adds some livery variety. Why complain?
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>>1719552
Making things extra confusing.

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>be a neet with some savings
>life is meaningless
>Bought this bike for 1.9k USD.
>I never owned a car and this is in fact the first transportation medium I get
>The shitty town where I live everyone thinks I'm stupid because I did not get a car instead.
>Every time I ride my bike I feel great and in fact I'm getting in good shape.
>seriously thinking in getting a gravel bike and do bikepacking

any thoughts? I'm I crazy?
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>>1717480
>also be a neet
>don't even have half of 1.9k usd
>have to ride shitty bike small for me
>busted the rim yesterday while going through crowded part of city
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>>1717480
>Bought this bike for 1.9k USD.
>everyone thinks I'm stupid because I did not get a car instead.
They are right. You payed 2k for a couple of pipes and 2 flimsy wheels. That shit is not even full squish/ You could have bought 2 full motorcycles for that amount.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_YttjpxQ1s&t=1089s&ab_channel=BikesandBeards
I'm all for cycling but the prices are insanely high for what these basic machines offer and they'll only go higher as long as people don't realize they're getting duped
On a related note, you shouldn't care what people think about you, no matter how stupid you are
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>>1717480
based
I used to be in the exact same case as you anon, cycling got me into fitness and really helped me unsperg and put some self discipline into me.
tho dont bother with the fags seething at you for doing what you love, especially when it comes to improving yourself, theyre nothing but crabs in a bucket dragging you down back into feeling like shit
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>>1721003
Cringe.
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>>1721003
You gotta go back to /o/.

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Cities which don't have transit access to sports venues should not even be considered civilized.
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>>1718348
>feeling superior to someone because they're wearing a different team's soccer jersey
Sad
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>>1717702
>the end of year 2021, The Great Covid Epidemic Reset
>access to sports venues
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>>1720914
In most places in the world, it's much more than just wearing a jersey.
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>>1717801
I used to commute through that station every day. I miss transit ;_;
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>>1720917
>he isn't going to sports games at the end of the year of our lord two thousand and a score and one
lol you pathetic pussy

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Hey. I'm tired of the overpriced Gravel/CX market. So I wanna put drop-bars and STI shifters on my MTB.

I figure I can make an objectively better bike by adding drop-bars and STI shifters to a MTB, instead of trying to add knobby wheels to a roadbike.

My rear deurallier is as Shimano Deore M5120 (10 Speed). What STI shifters would be compatible?
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>>1721106
also the dropouts sit directly on the hub so the thru axle being thicker doesn't really add anything
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>>1718828
>dude what are you a pussy just roll up the hill
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>>1714343
Poorfag you will never know how truly living feels like
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>>1714571
>standalone road hydro levers
never seen those, gimme a pointer?
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>>1720584
i'd say just get a surly dude. you'll forget about the price soon enough

what do you do to keep your flesh engine operating optimally?
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>>1720322
Do people really need this much water? I rarely drink on a ride unless it is very hot or I'm riding for many hours. Sometimes I've forced myself to drink, but I don't really notice a difference except having to stop and piss. And water out the bottle tastes fucking gross.
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>>1720990
You want potassium as well as sodium
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>>1721006
I mean i live in Texas and frequently ride when it's over 100° so drinking that much water is basically mandatory otherwise you can die of heatstroke
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>>1720494
>system weight
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>>1721133
chips

Is there really a difference between mountain bike and road bike components? If so, what are the differences?

I’m restoring a hybrid/commuter bike. Stripped it to the frame and now it’s time to start putting new parts on it. However, I’m not really sure what to put on it and since it’s a hybrid, I could see the argument being made for either road or mountain bike parts for it.
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>>1720764
it's utterly pointless to generalize and if i wanted i could explain why every post ITT is wrong even though they make some good points.

POST you bike. Be more specific. What parts do you have.
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>>1720764
depends on the year
road bikes mostly have
narrower chain line .eg 46 mm
shorter bb spindle length .eg 118 or less
narrower chain now called 6-7-8 speed compatible, mtb caught up somewhat
chain rings and cassette sprockets closer together
shorter free-hub body .eg 30 mm
narrower hub spacing .eg 126 or 130
different shift index points
lots of them have crank sets with PCD 130 mm x5 (CC 76.4) 38 tooth minimum
road frames have less tire clearance but also less clearance around the crank and chain rings
road bikes also tend to have brake levers that are not linear pull

but none of this matters

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>>1720764
MTB parts are made to be compatible with other MTB parts and roads parts are compatible with other road parts, so you're really looking at a bike that is kitted out quite differently depending on what you choose.
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>>1720841
>it's utterly pointless to generalize
>also, everyone is stupid except me
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>>1720803
>you can raid their parts bin
no

Problems:
- Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers are in short supply
- Thots exist in over-supply

Solution: "Operation Thot to Trucker"
1 Recruit thots from Twitch and the other cam sites.
2 Get them into a course for an HGV operator license.
3 If they want a soft occupational transition, they can even livestream from a dashcam while they drive
4 Logistic problems solved

Bonus round: A lot of SFW streamers have been playing Euro Truck Simulator during the pandemic.

Seriously, what is profitability the reason why more people don't do this - even for short-haul where you don't have to be away from family for long stretches of time?
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Thinking that whores who think jiggling their tits in front of a webcam (alone in their own home) is "work" would never translate over to a "real" job.
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>>1721593
They would need training of course, but I assume some of can drive a regular car at least.
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>women drivers in charge of 500 ton semis
fuck no
>while livestreaming
on the other hand...
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>>1721605
>>while livestreaming
Except for the top 10 streamers, they'd probably get more views than they do today, just from people seeing if they fuck up.
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>>1721576
They will never take a job of such low status
Women are status seeking creatures , they would rather starve with advanced degrees and minimum wage than work a blue collar job

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/o/tard here, why do some bicycle fags cross stop signs when there are cars waiting and red on 3 lane intersection and act like its the car's fault when shits happen to them?
inb4 i commute by both bicycle and car as well as public transports regularly
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>>1721197
Go play in a meat grinder, you fucking retard.
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>>1717566
"believe me, a smelly ugly bike riding faggot. proof?? Fuck you!"
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>>1717697
cyclists should all be hit or shot, whichever is easier
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>>1721197
>Because toys shouldn't be on the road. Go play in the park.
personal transportation is allowed on the road, thus i use the road to ride my bicycle to work, errands and other activites
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>>1721507
Ok fatty.

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Amtrak derailment leave 3 dead 50 injured in middle of nowhere Wyoming
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>>1720257
Fatigue in an axle iirc?
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>>1720295
The wheels had a squishy rubber core so the outer steel tire failed.
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>>1720327
This is something only a German would design.
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>>1720682
At one time Goodyear had rubber tired wheelsets installed on a prototype Budd coachset made for the Texas & Pacific Railroad.
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>>1720257
And that's the TRUE SECTRET why the US has no high-speed rail (but muh Acela!)

They just fear the high-speed crashes...

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UK government on the warpath
>The government has stripped rail operator Southeastern of its franchise after "a serious breach of good faith".
>Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said more than £25m of historic payments due to the Department for Transport were not paid.
>He said the Operator of Last Resort would take over the running of rail services in the south east to protect taxpayers' interests.
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>>1719977
So you're still saying that the reason subsidies are high is because TOCs are receiving them? Despite them demonstrably not receiving 95%?
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>>1719990
no, i don't think i said that either
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>>1719941
>ignoring that BR used to have to care about track maintenance, leaving the point intact (since BR had to pay in full for both track maintenance and train operations.)
>ignoring that private companies, unlike BR, have the bargaining power to demand that network rail is funded properly (because no TOCs are going to accept the kind of run down infrastructure which BR had no choice but to accept.)
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>>1719881
>if BR was renationalised and they were smart about it, they'd make it a state owned enterprise (i.e. company where the government has 100% of the shares run as a business outside political control) rather than the old style of nationalised industry where politicians could go around trying to pinch every penny.


This is absolutely correct. Thing is, you just know that the Tories would always want their friends to benefit financially and/or that Labour would use it to hire as many staff as possible in the manner of the NHS. It would need to be like the Bank of England, with really strict non-negotiable agreements regarding the possibility of Government interference.
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>>1720079
Why not award the shares to the bank of England? (Tories will never let anyone ruin their gift game anyways.)

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Does Transdev run your entire passenger rail network?
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>>1721070
Nah just AT Metro in Auckland and Metlink commuters in Wellington, rest are usually tourist lines like the one in Dunedin, with KiwiRail also running a few between larger cities.

Pink edition.

https://www.youtube.com/c/parktool/videos
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
http://sheldonbrown.com/

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>>1722854
off road
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>>1722864
so can't shred with those on flat level tarmac roads?
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>>1723240
they probably have a decent top gear but you won't be as fast as on a road bike because of the rider position and aero and wider tires. if it has a suspension fork it should be able to lock out the suspension but even then it won't ride as nice as a rigid fork.
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whats the chad final boss of commuter bikes?
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>>1723409




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