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Must be nice living in a dry temperate climate
What are we talking about?
Commuting? Then obviously you ride your every day clothes.

Anyways, skin tight clothing is a must if you want to go fast and long.
Anyone claiming something else, has never focused on cycling as the activity itself but as a means to get from A to B.
Only to reasons to be against it
>you think it's gay
Get over it, graduate middle school
>you think the rider is trying to say they're better than you, personally
Take your meds in that case

I'm not even a lycra wearer, just a roadie commuter/fun haver with platform pedals, but all my rides are pretty fucking short.
I won't ever fault anyone for having an easier time of it and neither should anyone else
i ride to work and occasionally drive a forklift in rapha kit and blundstones lol the truck drivers love it

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Why are diesel trains so comfy?
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For £600 a month you could have a top spec -immune to traffic- rocket ship and actually own it after 24 months.
Wtf are you thinking?
bike bros...
You have no idea what riding a motorbike is like if you think a 100+ daily commute is sustainable.

t.trainfag who commuted for years on a bandit 600. I'll take sitting in the warm and dry train every fucking day. Not to mention the rampant bike theft in the UK that's completely ignored by the police. Also had my bike stolen and wasn't even in london.
>100 mile daily commute
holy fucking shit. they'd better be paying you an extortionate amount of money at that job for it to be worth your while, wagie.
and, yes, I know for a lot of americans 100 miles is a round trip to the local shartmart to pick up beer and smokes, but we're talking about bongistan here.

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Hi guys, I don't know if you remember me but I am the one who used to archive NK vehicles. I've been on both Imgbb and flickr but now I've moved to a forum so if anyone wants to join or need any info you can request it here: https://nkrecognition.proboards.com/ It is not transportation limited so you can ask about anything that needs identification. (This is still work in progress so please excuse the layout)
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what are those signs in the background right?
No idea desu
they're not korean symbols, I was wondering if they belong to any language at all

The symbols are probably indicators of some sort, they don't appear to belong to any language.

I can't post this if it's not pictured in North Korea, but thanks for the contribution!

Is it true that some find numbering both platforms and rails confusing? As opposed to just the rail number.
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>peron 1
>tor 6
That's caused by the format. Cross-patterning as "Platform A, track 6, section A, car-1-5" would do fine.

The door closing broadcast are also announced by track or line name, especially when there is cross-platform interchange on an individual island platform (truely next to each other, not same-level opposite-side parallel transfer)
Would be useful for mixed bay-side platform (with both dead-end and through tracks), and cut platforms too.
Eg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōgaki_Station
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If you find that confusing, you're not on Roma Tiburtina level. From left to right: 2-9-10-6-4 ...
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Yeah that's what Kiel looks like

I grew up with platform numbering and I never saw a problem with it. Our station had 2 island platforms with 4 through tracks. Platform 1 with tracks 101 and 103 was for downline trains and platform 2 with tracks 102 and 104 was for upline trains. The announcements and information panels firstly guided you to the correct platform and then told you the track.

So a train announcement went like this: The regional train 666 from Empty Fields continuing to Nowhere-upon-Nothing will arrive on platform 2, track 104.

You locate the platform, then the track. It had the advantage that if there were trackworks, you still kept the platform but just switched the track so that for example platform 2 was always the right choice for all upline trains.

Now I live with the German system with track numbering only. It's not better but it's not worse. The tracks are marked visibly, the announcements are a bit shorter (omitting the platform part) and you can still find your train. Only during trackworks you have to keep in mind that track 3 now parallels track 6 on the same platform, so if your train switches tracks, don't panic...

>Boeing asked some operators of its 737 Max jet to fix a potential production issue related to an electrical power system in the aircraft, prompting Southwest Airlines to remove 30 Max jets from its schedule.
>Boeing said in a statement that it wants 16 of its customers to check and verify “that a sufficient ground path exists for a component of the electrical power system.”
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>we get to spend the next 20 years hearing about every service bulletin and AD

Still the gay jews cutting costs with the engine adaptation and overall stagnant policy and constant government gibs is fucked up.
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things started to go wrong for boeing when they stopped paying attention to the 747. theyre cursed now.
They also always take kosher decisions that would affect the gibs that usually go to the rest of their tribe, such as affecting marine trade routes too much:


Or any honest attempts at migrating away from oil based fuels.
If it’s Boeing I ain’t going

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Who here has two bikes for two specific purposes?

I'm one of those who was originally looking for a 'gravel bike' because I wanted a bike that would serve me well as a commuter and as a recreational bike, but the truth is I learned that if you want to do two different things you need two different tools, and so I got a road bike which I commuter'd up and a 90's mountain bike which I gravel'd up.

It was without a doubt the best cycling related decision I ever made, and the benefits go way beyond simply having two bikes that each fulfill their alloted roles perfectly.

>I can keep my commuter bike set up for winter longer
in the UK we have rain all fucking year so instead of removing fenders, switching tyres etc I just leave that bike winter ready most of the year, if we get a hot spell then I might slap the licks on and pull the fenders off, but I used to do that shit several times a year and it was a ball ache.

>Spare bike
if one bike dfevelopes an issue I always have the opther bike, it's not happened too often, once I had a puncture which I discovered as I was leaving the house for work so I just hopped on my mtb and fixed it when I got home, another time my mtb chain snapped, no worries,. I removed the fenders and other shit from my road bike, stuck the treaded tyres on and too that gravel riding and it was surprisingly decent, although it did make me appreciate and miss the 1990's mtb geometry of my samba.

So fuck trying to get one bike to do everything, just get a bike for every need. Pic related is just there for the keks.
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Four 4 years ago I had 16 bikes at one point. I'm down to 3 now, not counting a few that a friend out of state has in his shed.

1. commuting/touring/do anything bike
2. fast road bike
3. more casual road bike set up for rough gravel roads or really long rides

And realistically that's all I need based on where I live right now since there's not really any appealing mountain biking near me or a need for a winter weather bike.
I bought a gravel bike because that fits perfectly with the type of riding I do.
I only ride for fun and exercise, with a good mix of on- and off-road.
A gravel bike is decent on the road (much better than the cross/hybrid I rode before) and I can still ride unpaved paths and even singletrail.
It's perfect for me and nobody can convince me otherwise.
Very African. Come and step in brothers temple see what's happenin'.
If you ever want more speed on road, try getting a second set of wheels specifically for road and swapping back and forth. Way cheaper than getting a whole other bike, and you can get some really nice wheels with the money you saved
I have 2, a race bike and a commuter road bike. Sometimes when i dont have much stuff to take with me i treat myself and ride the race bike to work. I dont feel like i need any more even though bike industry marketing tells me if i spend another 9k or something i could have a 1kg lighter bike and it would be so worth it.

Whenever i feel like that i just ride my steel commuter with alu mudguards and it makes the race bike feel super lightweight and fast by comparison and i fall in love with rising it again.

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let's have another go why don't we lads
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that's paint? looks raw and scratched to me
that's not his bike though so it doesn't matter
maybe you mean the seatpost
How do I know in what material a frame I already own is ?
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Fucking magnets.
damn I'm an idiot, well done

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Post Your Bike Thread - Shitty Bike edition

Why is the bongistan thread even still going?
I know you all have multiple bikes. Show me the worst one.
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jesus christ. desu anon, it's a terrible bike, but it's not set up terribly. I've seen very good quality bikes that are 10x more offensive just because of how fucking awfully they're set up. pic related.
If your bike rides good for what you use it for then fuck the haters. but clearly you should get a better bike some day.
I'm just a tall boy on a smol bike
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Put a front rack on it to go camping, gonna put a rear one as soon as I find one for cheap so I can bring food too
I built it as a joke with mismatched spares, but it's become my favourite
Just wish I had a better frame
there's literally nothing wrong with this setup
>Traffic Solution

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This bike actually is now a meme.
I use the hybrid for commuting. If i make the hybrid's handle bars lower i guess it would help me get be more comfortable on the road bike.

I got it from a literal boomer so yeah i guess. I think he got this bike and asked the dealer how wanted it to be upright as possible.
>guess it would help me get be more comfortable on the road bike.
if you aren't like 70 years old or obese than a road bike should be reasonably comfy after a couple rides. Just do a couple like quick 30 minute rides on the road bike over a few days and you'll feel fine on it. IMO road bikes with a moderate position are much mucch comfier than boomer mobiles
If you're pedalling hard enough on a road bike, the action of pedalling will have you maybe even pulling up on the handlebars, regardless of how low they are. So none of your upper body will be bearing down on the bars or on itself.
Your legs, when putting in effort, will act as shock absorbers, and very little of your weight will be on the saddle.

That's the key to being comfortable on a road bike. Actually riding it with atleast moderate effort. Don't coast. Don't slack off. You won't have the power, endurance, or form/muscle memory to do this effectively for quite a long time. So keep at it. Ride lots of hills.

It's the difference between your bikes. One is comfy for cruising, one is comfy for riding.
And on the road bike, always try to ride as smoothly as possible.

what are some minimalist aircraft out there? Would it be a bush plane or sport plane of some sort?
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Wouldn't the propeller noise be most of the problem anyway?
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> doesn't even need wings to fly
More expensive that some planes.
Harley all the way
There's no way that has enough thrust. Does it have enough thrust? Somebody spoonfeed me, I was going to do a legal eagle but this looks nuts and I like it.

How big of a weight difference is actually noticeable in road bikes? I see hobbyists spending a bunch of money to save 500 g, which sounds absolutely ridiculous to me. That's less than a difference between having a good shit or not, surely there's no way you can notice that if you aren't a pro?
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>Feels the same but goes faster.

On the topic of feels, lighter wheels make a huge difference in perceived weight, and quick handling is another factor. A twitchy steel bike just feels lighter even if it's not
They also have lots of extra fat usually and if you care about weight on a bike you shouldn't be building a giant upper body since it barely helps you power with more power.
>They also have lots of extra fat usually
and here we agree, thats need to go before trying to save some grams on a bike
>if you care about weight on a bike you shouldn't be building a giant upper body
if you race professionally i still agree but some people dont get paid for enjoying an hobby as amateurs and some people enjoy more than one hobby, maybe someone, like me, just enjoy both riding a a lightweight bike that help him up hills and satisfy his autism / practicing bodybuilding to be healthy, look good and again, satisfy his autism.
upper body muscles can be detrimental at some point, but they also help locking you in the right position to put down power on the pedals, if you are climbing you know for sure that your core give up before your legs, finding the right balance of too many/too few upper body muscles is a matter that only paid people need to bother with, for us amateurs, i think all the muscle you can build while staying natty wont be a detriment in the pro/cons equation
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anyone here a fan of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society?
NGRS stole my bike
I am now.

I am ready to fuck you up
Homeland Security, it sounds like Homefront Security, which was England during WWII. Old men with pitchforks and colostomy bags, defending England! There they were, Rudolph has personally… “I threw my colostomy bag, covered him in shite” and said “Get out of that fokker, you fucker, get out”!
The solution to the cager problem.
Love the 4 wheels for stability looks powered by a small engine
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Is flying 5+ hours on a budget airline gonna be hell?
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>flying on Southwest
kek, I take them all the time and they're just fine, unless of course you're in a mask-optional state with a lot of snowbirds
It’s been pretty much the same, except with a lot more black people taking advantage of cheap flights.
She's ready, are you Anon?
As a lanklet, I wish that stuff could be real but they will cheap out on the height and make it worse than it is now.
what did he mean by this?

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What GPS navigation app do you guys use when biking, preferably one that doesn't hog data and battery? Google Maps doesn't do either, but its routes are pretty locked in and not great.
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Probably the best one.
I mostly use Komoot to do route planning on the PC. As soon I save it on the Komoot website I can import it on my cycling computers Android app and transfer it to the cycling computer itself. The other thing which is enabled by this is that you have the saved route available on the phone as well in the Komoot app where the corresponding gpx track is exportable and can be loaded into OSMand~ if I ever get lost and don't have cell reception.
I also use openrouteservice.org, Stravas mapping functionality and maps offered by the Garmin portal from time to time.

I hate that Komoot doesn't have the privacy zone feature of Strava. If you record a GPS route and want to make it public you expose where you live. This way you can only make routes public which where only planned.

Interesting, what sets this apart from other apps? Does it use OSM data as well?
i'm pretty sure they've added privacy zones to komoot now
Do you guys use a phone mount on your bike to read directions? Which one you got?
>using anything except a compass

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