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ITT: we post bike we're too poor atm to buy, different peoples have different pockets so it's not a "post the more expensive bike" so ill start mine is a Cinelli Vigorelli Road 2020 it's a road bike based on the vigorelli criterium fixed gear frame with a road fork and a fork handlebar to avoid overlap is a 1x11 with a 42t crank and it weighs around 2kg(4.4lbs).
I own a 2x bike but i rarely use the small gear so it wont be a problem plus not having to deal with the front deraileur and cable give a more clean look to the ride and weight just a little bit less. That purple is just gorgeous so ill keep it like that.
Thats a based combo imo. A bit heavy (not enough to worry if it's a nice build) but you can get it pretty light, rim brakes are easy to maintain,
I'd take any decent tier Italian bike
>>1516843 >tfw soon will finally have enough to upgrade from my shit bike >all the ones I want are out of stock
wait for barely ridden used ones that are gonna flood market before christmas, my dude.
hmm, somehow deleted half my message, but yeah, I really want the teased 2021 Honzo ESD, even though I literally own a custom build 2020 Honzo ST. I didn't pay nearly full price for the ST build, though, and I have the money for the ESD. I'd just feel stupid and excessive for doing it.
Bike theft general!
Hi all, just a quick update from bait bike anon here. Just been informed that the bait bike case from 5th Jan 2020 has completed in court (he skipped bail). He got the following- >To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service >Fined £450 >To pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £45 There are two more pending prosecutions.
I did swap the bikes liberally in the past to stop people getting wise to it, but yes, I can use the same bike. The tracker is so good I have never actually lost one. I would make a full YouTube video if I got a sponsored bike.
Still, there appears to be zero interest in sponsoring this initially on /n/ I deleted the patreon as I didn't know how shit it was. Last chance for chip-ins
. Go on /n/ I'll make it a really good one.
use a good D-lock and a cable in combination. Don't be the low hanging fruit.
The severed head of the previous thief warning others about their future if they try to emulate him
I'll try both of these, thanks guys. Are the New York D locks as good as they seem? I see them mentioned in a lot of youtube videos.
I do not regret my purchase of a Fahgettaboudit (plus cable) at all. Make sure you buy a lock that the lockpickinglawyer hasn't utterly destroyed in a review. Always lock your wheels. If you're paranoid, bring your seat with you when you leave the bike.
I am a firm believer in the great benefits of rail transportation and would like to hear your predictions on where we are heading in the US w/ our rail industry (freight/public transit) and where you think we should be heading. What types of rail vehicles do you see thriving in the future to come (considering post-COVID as well) or what modifications should be made to existing modes of rail transportation. Give me your best projections.
Frankly for the US, the future of freight seems grim from the perspective of railroaders and railfans. They won't go out of business but there will be fewer (but longer) trains, one man crews, another round of industry consolidation, and probably just one dominant locomotive model that still doesn't look very different from everything else. Sucks.
On the plus side, depending on your perspective, the upcoming Great Depression 2.0 will mean a whole bunch of people suddenly having free time on their hands, and a reason to look forward to a bowl of soup and a cot. I guess we can only hope for a matching New Deal 2.0, only this time with railroads :(
The poorer the country, the greater the tendency to disappear. The richer the country, the greater the tendency to remain.
>>1523433 >public transit
I think HSRs and transcon sleeper routes will become common, partly because you can social distancing is easier and any potential enviromental taxes on aviation might render flying unviable. Also, I think the political will to invest in rail is increasing, as Biden, the Dem nominee, is arguably the most pro-rail politician in the US. To be honest, the biggest hurdle US rail has to overcome is peoples opinion of it.
This is where it gets tricky. Currently, rail is by far the most efficient way to move large amount of cargo, but it will have to compete with Elon's miracle truck.
>>1524158 >any potential enviromental taxes on aviation might render flying unviable
Not gonna happen
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?
It largely depends on the internal rim width, some years ago I was using 23mm GP4ks on Velocity A23s which measured a solid 27mm when fully inflated. There's a number of variables that go into actual tire width, which is why the number printed on the sidewall really isn't all too useful.
>>1515368 >not riding 25mm gp5k
>>1517906 >memeskin deluxe: middlebrow edition
>>1521264 >memeskin deluxe
uhoh gp bros...
A lot of old road bikes I'm looking at have an extra tube next to the seat tube. What is it and what does it do?
who are you quoting?
whatever do you mean by this?
>>1497988 > Flats are still common enough...
I would disagree. Flats are super uncommon. I think I have flatted three times in the space of 3-4 years. But it makes sense to ride with a spare tube, small tyre levers, small co2 cartridge and co2 inflator for the very rare occasion you do puncture.
>>1502414 >that you cannot afford to enjoy a few hours of unscheduled interlude
I would rather spend those few hours riding bikes, playing video games, fucking my girl friend, sleeping or working.
Are smaller airliners the future?
Smaller planes are cheaper, are able to flew further and further as the technology progressis. With that we might see smaller cities having international flights. Seems crazy thought now.
Doesn't really sound feasible to me, since it is way easier to find people who want to travel from say Berlin to London than from Magdeburg to York.
Ryanair used to operate London-Berlin roughly two times a day, if I remember correctly, and that is connecting two major European cities, or about 15-20 mil. inhabitants just from these cities alone. Connecting York and Magdeburg would allow for maybe a few hundred thousand being directly connected, thus to make it viable, there could only be about one flight per week, if at all. At such low flying rates it is hard to make running an airport financially viable though. In fact, there might not even be enough demand from scarcely inhabited areas to make running an airport profitable at all, as many of the closures of smaller airports in the last decades show. Further adding to this is the high number of "small cities" in terms of choosing which ones to connect. Surely Magdeburg cannot have weekly connections to 500+ cities?
Perhaps I didn't quite explain my opinion or where I am coming from. Montreal, my city, has multiple destinations to largest cities and resort destinations. I don't know how many flights there are from montreal to Mexico city in a week. I'm sure its dwarfed by flights to Cancun for instance.
Interestingly enough i don't think there are any flights from Quebec city (YQB). a much smaller city, there are no flights to Mexico city. However, there aren't any 300 passenger flights from there to Cancun every week in January. Obviously we can't expect a flight from YQB to every destination in the caribbean or Europe. But I can certainly see a flight from YQB to Cancun for 90 passengers. As an example. Maybe there are a lot of flights in January. But I'm sure people have to take two stops to get to their destination. Smaller planes can open up new markets that didn't exist before. On that. I can certainly see it a a treat to hubs. Hubs might disappear or shrink.
Are urban suspension railways ever practical? Can they be used to preserve street space?
It seems like using a standard elevated rail method would be cheaper. The main obstacle to that could be noise in some neighborhoods, but it'd still sounds like it'd be cheaper to either find a quieter solution (quieter trains, etc) or just buy the abutting houses 2 pane glass for noise dampening.
lol what the fuck
the first one lmao
Ouch. Hope things get better soon and the speed is increased.
The one thing monorails actually have going for them is that they're cheaper than elevated railway. Simpler structure, less weight, all laid out for an elevated system. It's everything else that sucks
>nonstandard system >switching >building at grade or underground isn't easier, maybe more complex and expensive
>train has to wait at a red light Why is La Metro so incompetent?
>here at LA Metro we give priority to SOVs over trains
I thought they gave the train signal priority earlier this year.
Hey that was my first car
/n/ - fee fees about cars
there's some so fuckin based about getting an old bike that's too small, blasting up the seatpost and slapping some risers on it.
theyre so quick and small and shit. it's based as all hell. i think bicycle "Sizing" is probably racer BS if you think about it. most people can fit size sm bikes with a few changes its just they want to be super serious racers and blah blah blah. none of those fit-is-everything people ever rode a sm size mtb with 3" rise bars on it I bet
>>1523302 >Not gonna slap 559 wheels on the Radon. >>1523758 >Smaller wheels won't make a smaller wheelbase on the same frame, dumdum
I wasnt suggesting putting 559 on a bike designed around 622, Im not a dummy, but if you want 559 nimbleness, best option is to buy another bike - 90mtb with slicks, or if dont want to be cool you can find new 2020 bikes with rigid forks and 584 slicks.
it's more than that brainlet
So counter intuitive that a fork that swings far to the front would steer quicker. And let me guess, at negative trail the bike stops being self-stabilizing and becomes impossible to ride?
use a milk cap and the handle end of a spoon to play with how the steering axis position and angle vs wheel center changes how the wheel moves in a steer
Ontario, LRT has come to be a popular form of rapid transit
Waterloo got one a few years ago, Ottawa recently got one and there are 2 lrt lines under construction in Toronto.
Most of the lines have tunneled, at grade, and above grade alignments.
Is ontario going in the right direction with this sort of transit? Should toronto be building heavy rail subways?
Also a new line will soon be under construction that is currently some unknown light rail technology, called "ontario line"
Is light rail the wat to go, or is subways always better?
Should have explained more. Basically the services run nonstop (or limited stop if there are Via stops along the line) until the end of a GO line and then run commuter from there on (like the Transilien in Paris).
The Ontario Line as it's now called will be a subway, but not like Lines 1, 2, and 4 are. The trains will be shorter than the full subway trains but longer than the SRT trains by the looks of it. The only other thing we know for certain is the line will be fully automated; so no drivers on board. We don't know what trains will actually be used, if they will be 3rd rail or overhead catenary, or what the exact dimensions of the vehicles will be (although Metrolinx does imply the 6 car trains will be around 100m long, for comparison a 6 car train on Lines 1 and 2 are about 137m long). I think it is also safe to assume that the line won't be using the LIM tech used on the SRT as we have seen that tech doesn't really work well in our climate; and a portion of the Ontario Line is slated to be elevated. This would also rule out rubber tire as well.
How do you guys feel about the Woodbine GO?
Can't be worse then the Etobicoke North it's replacing.
quadruple tracking is a good move, so it's fine