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No.1516843 ViewReplyOriginalReport
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.
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No.1522208 ViewReplyOriginalReport
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.
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Future of Rail Transportation?

No.1523433 ViewReplyOriginalReport
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.
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No.1479495 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
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?
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No.1497918 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
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?
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No.1524097 ViewReplyOriginalReport
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.

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Are urban suspension railways ever practical? Can they be used to preserve street space?
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No.1523002 ViewReplyOriginalReport
>train has to wait at a red light

Why is La Metro so incompetent?
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in praise of too-small bikes

No.1522854 ViewReplyOriginalReport
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
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Ontario LRT

No.1519977 ViewReplyOriginalReport
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.

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/toronto-lrt.aspx

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?
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