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Enjoy the fall because winter is coming.
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I'm still too lazy to get them out of the garage and fit on rims.
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Yesss, i did it.
thanks, great description, would definetely try it.
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>does literally nothing in your path
>a thread died for this
It was a boat thread, nothing of value was lost
OwO what's this?
>a thread died for this
hehe i see what you did there
Something that does nothing, other than fly across the room and disappear

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>50 years
>Still in use

what the fuck?
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uh huh
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I'm a guy using a 10+ year old desktop. Replacing hardware is expensive, and not always necessary. Working when you don't need to leads to wasted time, money, and other resources.

100+ years
Is that a Jumbo?
Nice to see how the AI image sharpening goes haywire on the hot exhaust air.

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Could one in theory use old fuselages from retired planes for cheap alternatives to ground transportation? The reason planes are retired is because they can no longer handle the stress of constant pressurization and changing expansions from changing altitudes. So if one were to say, take these old fuselages and throw them on some rails or a bus, couldn't it prove a cheap and viable alternative to creating a whole new body? Seems relatively simple from a manufacturing level.

Perhaps there are laws restricting or banning this kind of re-use. but a quick google search reveals that aircraft boneyards frequently re-sell/use vehicle parts. So why not use the fuselage for ground transport? Is it simply too expensive?
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They are recycled


But this adapts to long term stress, I thought about a way to dynamically adapt to short term changes the same way the respiratory or digestive system of animals does.
Parts of small composite airplanes may be used for this, I guess:
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This is closer to what I'm trying to find:

Aluminum is already dirt cheap, and it's not hard to form--so there is not really any market for this kind of thing.

Repurposing old aircraft bodies might sense in countries where industry is underdeveloped. But the cost of transporting the craft there is likely higher than what could be done with materials which are already locally sourceable.

The shipping container thing might be good inspiration for what can be done locally, though. I know that people have made homes out of old aircraft fuesalages before--but there could be a sizeable market for people who want to chop them up into 20 and 40 ft. sections and make them into RVs or tiny homes on a chassis.

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Which American city should expand their LRT system next?
My vote goes to Charlotte.
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Yet they still have an objectively better system than Atlanta
>objectively better
Out of purely selfish interest, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail should be expanded to become a proper tram-train. Northward from Tonnelle Ave to Ridgefield and onward to the end of the line at Northvale, and I like the idea of a new line from Bayonne to Newark Airport and maybe onward to Elizabeth (then west to Cranford?) using the existing railway bridge over the Newark Bay.
Bus rapid transit always was and always will be a meme.

I want Charlotte to have it's system expand, but as it is now it's basically useless unless you happen to live along South Blvd. It really needs that airport expansion as well, but from previous proposals I've seen they don't even bother to have a station next to the terminal, instead placing it near the road to the airport. Who the hell is going to use that if you have to walk over a mile to the terminal?

Personally, I would consider taking it if it went down through Pineville then to Fort Hill and Rock Hill. After living here 5 years though I have yet to ride it once.

The patron saint of /n/
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that's a man, baby
No reason to assume that.
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It's from Greek iconography. The fingers spell out “IC XC”, a widely used four letter abbreviation of the Greek for Jesus.
those be man hands

Thank you, but I was already aware of that. I'm referring to how abnormally long her fingers are.

Every bad neighborhood needs one.
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Anti American Autist and Dutchboo, Not Just Bikes, calls pedestrian bridges "car infrastructure". Because it makes people walk up and around car traffic on the streets.

So I guess we should throw all traffic onto the same streets. Just make pedestrians, cyclists, and cars go really slow. Then hope no one screws up and causes an accident. Instead of safety segregating different traffic.
800 km, 2 days of driving?

I drive that in a single day, with 30 minute breaks every 2 hours. Which is also a good pace in an EV.

Or just fly there in hours, for less money.
right. what are you not getting?
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The only ones I can think of near me are entirely functional, built to cross busy roads, not in bad areas.
However, pedestrian underpasses are guaranteed to be in dodgy areas.
Your naivety

how will the bikes of the future look like?
can it even be improved fundamentally or just some finer improvements in the drivetrains and gearhubs?
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Not to be the devil's advocate, but at least sounds better than building, powering and then throwing away multi-ton machines for the same propose and at pretty much at the same frequency like they do now.
as long as they're replacing a loud ass, fume-spewing car, I don't really care about their environmental impact.
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Alot of governments/councils/workplaces are encouraging this with schemes to help pay for ebikes.
I got mine through work.
Why don't tri bikes do this more regularly? Or full fairings?
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Do any /n/ bros enjoy flightjackets?

I've got a mild obsession with bombers and WW2 replicas. I also like leather jackets from the 30s/40s in general.
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Are you an idiot or something?
Again, 0/10.
You need to go back to wherever you came from, probably reddit. It's a well known fact in wheraboo circles, such as found on 4chan, that the "Hartmann" jacket is based on the French pattern (motor) "cyclist" jackets which German pilots privately purchased due to their short cut waists to replace the standard issue hip length wool fliegerbluse. Black and brown leather jackets were allowed, but not standard issue, and the ones made famous by Hartmann etc. was the French pattern short waisted 'cyclist' jacket. Most of the serious militaria and reproduction dealers will mention this on their pages.

There's no "Messerschmitt BF-109" jacket, that's not the designation Nazi uniforms were given, it's the name of a plane. Those pilots didn't get special jackets just for their planes, uniforms are issued by branch and job. Even noble-house, the company which your picture is from says
>In most archive images of Eric Hartmann, he can be seen wearing this leather jacket. These jackets were purchased comercially by many Luftwaffe pilots (they were not military issued, and often referred to as cyclist jackets).
neglecting the French part because they're a German company trying to use authentic German made as a selling point for Nazi aviation jackets. You will find the proper French attribution at many of the serious militaria and reproduction houses that sell to the serious milhis enthusiast/reenactor that isn't going to be offended that the jackets weren't actually made by Hugo Boss. It's a French style pattern and I'm sorry that offends your pure nordic aryan sensibilities.
Nowhere did anyone claim the jackets were German military issue. You’re right, it says clearly on the noble-house site that they weren’t military issue, which is why I knew they weren’t.
They’re a French pattern. That’s just historical fact.

Will the ''BRT is just as good as Rail'' meme end?

im sick and fucking tired of people trying to argue this.
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I want brt, because it allows for DRT which is the future.
Also anon in almost every major American city bus ridership is consistently higher than train ridership.
Anglos are confused at the idea of not laying down tarmac everywhere. The idea confuses and enraged them.
>t. chang
BRT is a meme by car guys looking for additional right of way and road expansion. Reject BRT (unless trolley poles are implemented along with it)

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What ever happened to stylish transportation for all the common folk?
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>if it’s not streamline modern mid century design it’s wigger
take your pills
Not true. They can easily make cars of the 50's style with incredible aerodynamics. The only reason they couldn't then is because they didn't have computer simulators back then. The real plan is to make you unhappy and sickly part of the complicated NWO plan.
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>Car-dependency killed car culture and car style.
same tired subversion tactic as claiming NIMBYISM == Capitalism

there is nothing wrong with practical automobiles and it's no surprise they converge in design.. modern crossovers are faster and better handling than many cars 20-30 years ago and even then there are still plenty of hatchbacks on sale

if anything it's pushed cars to become hybridized generalists and people have given up truck bodies and minivans... there is also 15 different sports cars and you can always buy a cheap BRZ, and remember before the BRZ all you had was the miata and 240

such a fucking strawman argument holy shit

>we are in a golden age of good design + functionality, things have never been as good as they are today.

Drink sulfuric acid fucktard.

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Worrying over spoke length is over-rated. There's so much usable thread, being out by 2mm does not matter.
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get the correct size you fucking retard. you wanna build the wheel once! not a fucking million times every time you brake half of the spokes.
left will break spoke nipples
right is fine except you run out of threads on most spokes which means you can't true them well
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Pic related is all you need to build a good wheel.
Also chek out some of the wheelfanatyk articles for good tips.
My rear wheel has 8 spokes that are 4mm too short, doing fine so far after a year of abuse.
This is what I used to get started, and since I don’t build wheels with any real frequency, I still use it for reference when lacing starting a new set

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Should we revive Conrail?
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doesn't Conrail still exist?
yes technically, mainly in New Jersey and in Michigan.
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Whoa mama...
Where do you get that?
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>Conrail would take over freight again and would maintain all mainline railroad infrastructure in the country along with improvements to lines like Electrification.
>Private companies could still operate freight on the network too, leasing out lines and running their services;
>Class 2 & 3 railroads could also still exist privately too.
>Amtrak could truly have control over all of the lines and could manage and setup new lines with ease.
>Amtrak and Conrail would work together to improve infrastructure and build new HSR corridors as well.
>Commuter railroads like NJ transit would also benefit, with nationalization integration of services into the larger network would be easier

If this ever happened my dick would be hard for days

At which point are you officially overbiked?
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I could probably answer that but I don’t care enough to, could you ask a more concise question? The need for 120mm travel vs 150mm should be pretty obvious if you’ve ever ridden a mtb of that class
Given two "trail" bikes with very similar geometry and suspension linkage design, to the point of being otherwise indistinguishable from each other, wouldn't it be better just to pick the 150mm over the 120mm? Why would anyone pick shorter travel given the same geometry, price, and components? Why do companies even sell such similar bikes at the same time?
> Most brands these days have at least two or three different models in the trail category.
Generally MTBs can be categories by travel as:
xc, <120mm
trail, 120-140mm
all mountain, 140-160mm
enduro, 160-180mm
dh, 180-200mm
Some manufactures and rides misclassify them.

> Bikes that really puzzle me on this are bikes that share similar suspension kinematics, head/seat tube angles, wheelbase, but have different amounts of travel

Although the geometry changes are small, they have a noticeable impact on handling. Also, despite using the same suspension design different types of bikes will have different suspension geometry (i.e. size of the link) and tunes on the shock.

If you are trying to decide between a trail or all mountain bike you have to ask yourself (1) what is your local terrain like and (2) how hard do you want shred down hill. If you typically ride more flat terrain and don't shred that hard downhill go a trail bike.
the differences are probably bigger than you think
divide front suspension by rear suspension

I uploaded all my North Korean transportation on Flickr if anyone's still interested. Previously it was on imgbb but that website was crap.
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Damn that's shit, what about imgur or is it the same on there
>I don't know how to reply to you
b-but you just did it
I tried. Had to disable adblock and ublock to reply.
I don't think imgur is made for NK car identification. It is a dead project and it's going nowhere. There seems to be major censorship involved with North Korean-tagged content and I can't host this database anywhere. Like I said, nowadays there are copyright detection engines that look for duplicates issue takedowns, legally they can sue you for like 150k for hosting a single picture publicly that you do not own, so I'd rather not risk that. I can only hold a text database but what's the use?
Well it's a great idea I'm sure you'll keep us posted if you manage to find somewhere to put the pictures anon. Even if it's just periodic posts on here it's always interesting reading

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