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How feasible would it be to make my own bicycle out of scrap? I don't like the idea of being locked into the bike manufacturers proprietary ecosystem
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>>1883171
Completely feasible. Just get a shitty steel frame, 70s style are slim like that pic and still weigh less than 10kg, remove rust by sanding or using antioxidants, then buy new tires , 700c is current standard but check the fre, older frames tend to support smaller wheels so maybe it would be 26" inches. Prime it then paint it with whatever color you want, spray pain is sufficient

You can go with a fixie, single or freewheel or gears. I like single but you are stuck with one speed alone although the advantage is less complexity because there are less mechanical issues
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>>1883193
UCI treated him terribly and he kept making them look bad. What a legend.
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>>1883540
How much is UCI crooked compared to lets say the biggest sport crook FIFA?
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>>1883545
It's all fucked up.
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I can't even make my own rack out of scrap

American here, why does the plan for Crossrail 2 have four fucking southern branches?
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>>1881271
How many times are you going to post this cherry picked jpg? Btw, I will never read your blog.
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>1883271
Cope more inbred
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>>1883691
learn to link tay-sachs
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>1883698
>he doesn't get it
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>>1883691
Coward's cope

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What, if anything, is wrong with a cheap bicycle? Sure, it's heavier and not as optimized, but it's not like your Walmart bike is going to disintegrate, right?
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OP, you can get a really cheap new bicycle like pic related that won't self-destruct* but there are three problems:
1. They're assembled by the same folks who put together grills and lawn furniture, being paid a piecework rate to incentivize them to get items assembled as quickly as possible.
2. Because these bikes are cost reduced as far as possible, these come out of a factory in Asia with minimal QC. Some of the parts on these bikes will self destruct because the bearings are not greased or properly adjusted, or the spokes not evenly tensioned.
3. There are some things on this type of bike that are materially inferior - (rims, freewheels, crankarms, frame) that are going to have a short service life and/or are made with weight and performance distant concerns behind hitting a very low price point.
Ultimately, this kind of bike is meant to be disposable: ridden 20 miles in a suburban neighborhood and then hung up in somebody's garage until they have a garage sale 15 years later or scrapped because everything is rusty. That's not to say that you can't take a bike like this and get years of use out of it, but that's only if you have you the tools, some basic knowledge, and the inclination to do a full assembly inspection and maintenance (which Walmart can't help you with) yourself. Chances are, if you're that person already or if you'd need to pay a bike mechanic to do this work, it's a better investment to spend a little extra for something that will hold up better and give you a better ride.
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>>1882107
Nah, $500-1000 hybrids and entry level MTBs are still the 'bread and butter' bikes for most shops in the US.
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>>1882136
good post
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>>1882136
this
I got a shit chink bike from a GB warehouse just to lock it up at a sketchy bus station and go two miles each way. It was on sale for £65. It 'worked' for six months but I cursed that heavy piece of shit every day and now it's rusting outside after it fell apart. I won't even give it to a charity to fix up for poorfags. The bearing slop was terrible from day one, I can't do that to them.
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An expensive bicycle guarantees no brain involved consooming fun
A cheap bike develops you as a person.

i know normally this would be more /xs/ but i want to discuss these as a form of trasport as oppose to an extreme sport
i recently moved to london and absolutely hate driving here
takes me 2 hours to go 15 miles and costs me a fortune
i cycled almost daily when i lived in the countryside and really wish i could here its clearly a better way to get around but it looks terrifying
i simply cant bring myself to take my bike out here, before i would cycle on the pavements to stay out of the way of cars but theres too many people here for that
ive seen a surprising amount of inline skaters though
the sport seems to be having a small resurgence here and it seems people are using it as a way to get around rather than to do tricks
they are about as fast as bicycles but are vastly more manueverable and can easily use the pavements
i roller and iceskated as a kid and really enjoyed it
after doing some research i found these skates with 3 big wheels (110mm) are becomig very popular as they roll very efficiently over rough stuff and these decathlon ones are apparently really good for their price
one other advantage i see is not having to worry about bike theft thats the other reason i havnt taken my bike out
should i do it?
what do you think could skates be the future at least till we get a proper cycle path network or remove the car infestation?
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>>1882215
Big wheels exist, but they are harder to control so the issue is still there for novices.
Just use a bike.
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>>1882215
you realize on skates you can just step over any obstacle?
thats like the first thing you learn to do
its like hopping a bike up a curb its pretty trivial
hills would be an issue if london had any
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Experience talking here, not all applicable to OP but don't care
You have to:
>know that your route has no dirt sections, and never has construction, or always be looking far ahead enough with good vision to see it coming and find a way around
>jump over blindpeople strips
>not get fucked over by pavers
>suffer bumpy asphalt/roads if applicable to your route or your detour
>pray ceaselessly for every downhill, or idk, drag a foot behind you the whole way down? dont even think that would work. So you're gonna be scared shitless and if a sufficient surface hazard should be in your path you are mega fucked
>You really should be wearing pads. But you're not gonna want to, for appearance sake. And then you're gonna get a gash in your leg and start wearing pads
I still don't wear a helmet because headphones but one day I'll probably get some brain damage.
>Every person raised in a context of toxic masculinity is gonna accost you as a fag
>If you get big 3 wheels like that, no fucking way are you getting them in anything but a special big ass bag. My regular 4 wheels barely fit in a regular backpack, but cant put shit else in the bag then
>You're gonna learn to despise cars even worse than cyclists do. The fuckers will drive straight through you when you have the walking signal, and the people behind them will follow suit. Cars don't fucking care
>You're going to be absolutely drenched in sweat. I would do 2-3 hour sessions skating around my uni (not aggressive, just cruising and bombing some parking garages) and my clothes were always soaked
>You're going to be exhausted when you finally get where you're going.
>You're going to have to maintain the shit same as a bike but only be able to get wheels and bearings online unless you live in a strange metro area

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>>1882853
The hating car niggers part is so true, skating made me hate drivers even more than cycling ever did.
Absolute niggers.
However, I like to wear downhill gloves with the solid puck, so I've broken a few side mirrors of nigger drivers.
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>>1883494
>However, I like to wear downhill gloves with the solid puck, so I've broken a few side mirrors of nigger drivers.
BASED

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It has never been tougher to get your hands on a vintage mountainbike
So many have been butchered into ebikes and its only going to get worse
What can be done to educate the public about this wasteful fad?
It crushes me inside to see them like that
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>>1880004
>headshock
2 inches of travel if you find one that isn't worn out . if it's worn out, you're fucked, it takes proprietary needle bearings that Cannondale quit making like 20 years ago. if it does still work, it'll be irreplaceable garbage in a few years when you do wear it out. just get something else.
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>>1880004
i have literally never heard of someone finding a vintage headshock desirable lol. I see those bikes all the time perusing random craigslists.

Fixie conversion, what the fuck? It's not even vaguely suitable for a number of reasons.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THREAD
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THREAD
HAPPY BIRRTDAY DEAR THREH - ED
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THREAD!!
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>>1750878
im so tempted
its for sale near me for £150
too big and too nice for me though
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>>1881794
You should get it and flip it in a year or two. You're stupid if you don't

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>1881295
Thread theme : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5qVwzvXdJw&list=PLrNC3zyGiq3kVSYX6Lum09qgkppZyU0Qi&index=225
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https://youtu.be/ulbdmz_UKbk

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Post good looking trains you like.
Starting with the 480 class of the Berlin S-Bahn, originally developed in the mid 80s for West Berlin transit authority after they took over operation of the western half of the S-Bahn network from the East German Reichsbahn, and first introduced into regular service in the early 90s.
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This is now a caimano thread
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The PCC is a classic of industrial design and many are still running today. Brooklyn green and silver livery is flattering.
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Electroliner
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The GG1 is the best electric locomotive ever made.
You can't improve on perfection.
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>>1883636
An absolute master class in 1930s industrial design.

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Now that the Boeing 747 is finally dead what is the future of aviation?
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>>1881609
>>1881624
F
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The air force is going to turn them into carriers
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>>1874529
>what is the future of aviation?
Single-engine airliners, they will be twice as fuel efficient as twinjets.
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>>1882181
what if the planes inside the plane crash and there are multiple plane crashes inside a single plane crash's crash
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>>1883452
Yo dawg, I heard you like plane crashes...

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Is the project really as bad as they say, or are the locals just being NIMBYs? From this American train autist's perspective, turning a historic train terminal into a modern underground through station is awesome. I do sympathize though about having a giant pit in the middle of your city for decades.
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>>1883281
why cant they make the facade face the street if they are going to rotate the building, i know they want the openings for natural light on the platform level but why can't it be more natural looking.
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sovl vs. soulless
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>>1883281
The absolute state of modern architecture
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>>1883280 (OP)
The station is very fancy, the platfoms aren't much of an issue but the whole project was sold way cheaper than it was sure to turn out to be (with a shitty unclear contract) and will mostly benefit people who don't even visit the city while some commuter lines to it suffer badly.
So basically lots and lots of taxes for image, transit and some real estate.

But since BER is finished we badly needed another money dump chaos to complain about anyway.
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>>1883406
What's wrong? Not enough naked men for your taste?

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What transport is free (free as in libre, not free as in gratis), anons?

Any form of PUBLIC KEKSPORTATION isn't welcome.
>forced sharing of a vehicle that smells like hobo shit and rotting blood sausage
Bus.
>forced sharing of a cucktube on rails funded by your money taken at gunpoint by the gubbermint (50% going to pay for the cucktube, and 50% going to minorities)
Train.
>trusting your life to Silicon Valley megacorportations or Chinese sweatshops to not spontaneously combust / shut down at 50km/h
>owned on a subscription-based model half the time - "financing"
"PEV", Electric Unicycle, Electric Scooter, etc.
>trusting your life like a KEK to another man such that he doesn't ram your flying cucktube into a tower
>overpaying for the privilege of doing that
Planes.
>depending on a MASSIVE, globalist supply chain revolving around importing a limited, dwindling resource from various shitholes, controlled by a handful of gubbermints and megacorporations, and an equally MASSIVE globalist supply chain to produce all the parts necessary to make it
Cars (all critiques here are applicable to every other form of transport listed above too.)

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eeep
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>>1872583
can't*
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>>1858262
The heel-toe express may be the only solution for you.
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>>1858468
>>1858469
So, cars without an engine? How is this supposed to be better than buses or Trams again? Has all the shortcomings of a car and a bike, and none of the positives.
Just use a bus/train and your feet like a normal person for optimal traveling.
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I saw a two-seater trike the other day that looked cool. A milf and her tarded son were riding it.

Any Newfies able to tell me how St Johns is for public transit? I'm considering going to university there for comp sci and was wondering if we have comfy public transit there that isn't ass
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I don't like how the timetable is formatted.
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>>1882891
Which one are you going to?
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>>1882922
MUN
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>>1882945
it seems fairly well connected. 3 ZIP lines stopping nearby and plenty of hourly buses.
https://www.metrobus.com/pdf/ZiP_System_Map.pdf
https://www.metrobus.com/pdf/SystemMap_2022.pdf
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>>1882891
Bro, you are aware Saint John NB and Saint John's NFLD are different things right? The logo you posted is for Saint John NB.

https://www.stjohns.ca/en/streets-parking/metrobus.aspx

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Are Volvo trucks the best trucks?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9EIjUx20I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7FIvfx5J10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf_wKkV5dwQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVI2KzO-_Y
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Scania > everything else.
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>>1881154
I don't know but they have the most epic adds that's for sure.
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>>1881245
No. Volvo and other european trucks have way more power and can haul more cargo.
American trucks are just unnecesary big.
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>>1881245
Mack is owned by Volvo.
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>>1882022
Your mom is macked by vulva

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I live in a small apartment. Don't have room, even if I could afford it, for a dedicated bike bath tub. My wash method is currently to park the bike in the hallway outside the bathroom. Turn on the shower, take the hose into the hall and wash down the bike. This creates a lot of water on the floor, mitigated somewhat by strategic placement of 3 small plastic tubs, one under the chain ring and one under each wheel. Then I use my wet vac to suck up the mess on the floor. I I had a long narrow tub that I could drop the entire bike into that would be fantastic. Anyone seen such a tub?
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>>1881692
Don't do this. Don't be the equivalent of transmission drip. And actual high pressure bay style car wash with full water collection is your friend.
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Imagine washing your bike instead of keeping it filthy like a chad
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>>1882940
>actual high pressure
yeah maybe if you're a lazy mtbbro and want to grenade all your bearings.
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>>1882953
There are no solutions only trade offs. Do you bury the nozzle in the door jams when you are washing a car and blast away?
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>>1879268
I know this is a troll but the best solution I've found if your bike is totally fucked and covered in mud is to go to one of those spray n wash places and hit it with the power washer BUT AT THE IDLE PRESSURE. Also take a towel and just lay it over the top of the BB shell.

Other than that when I clean my road bike I use a towel and 91% rubbling alcohol.

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How does this make you feel?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvq9pybXg-4
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There is really more than enough grass to touch in the larger area.
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>>1871202
>5 years ago
time to get some new propaganda anon
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>>1883228
Well, I have grass and trees right text to my apartment building. I can't imagine living in those skyscrapers where the only thing you see is more skyscrapers.
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>>1883233
no anon you see the grass has to be a monoculture and directly outside of my window, I love going for a nice hike in my front yard.
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>>1859390
They've done new studies and found out cities depress people cause the lack of fractals in nature. A park solves this most efficiently.

>>1883326
Amen.

>>1883101
Nature is nature and it's close enough to walk to so it remains nature. Not track mansions or acres of corn people call "nature" >>1859385.

What can Europe do to shift more freight back onto the rail network and off the roads?
What are the Latvians and Lithuanians doing so massively different that over there rail is actually the dominant mode of freight transport by a pretty large margin?
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>>1879769
>What can Europe do to shift more freight back onto the rail network and off the roads?
Upgrade railroads using modern technology like US did. (Actually Europe can't do that they stuck with 19th century tech forever).

>What are the Latvians and Lithuanians doing so massively different that over there rail is actually the dominant mode of freight transport by a pretty large margin?
Russian railroad transit in and out from Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg).
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>>1880807
>Upgrade railroads using modern technology like US did
>US railroads
>upgrading with modern technology
>not just extracting rent due to a large amount of long-distance cargo, lax regulations, and a government that bails them out every time they have a labour dispute
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>>1879769
ERTMS.
One big problem is signaling, there's one system per country and it messes cross-border transports up.
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>>1880822
>ERTMS
Maybe implemented by 2050. What a goddamned mess.
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>>1879769
European rail freight is crippled by sharing rails with dense passenger traffic. The only thing moving freight to rail would be by economic force, meaning heavy taxation of trucks, road fees and diesel. In a free market, the truck wins due to lower costs and flexibility.

Latvia and Lithuania see >>1879830
And for >>1880534 Estonia is too much upwards. Klaipeda in Lithuania or even the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad are the main seaports as you need a shorter way out of the Baltic to the Atlantic.


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