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An Alaska Q400 has reportedly been stolen from Seatac airport. There are additional, sketchier reports that it may have been shot down and/or crashed, but no confirmation on that as of now.
His name was Richard Russell.
Never forget the Rock Island thread that lasted almost 2 years.
Or the 4+ year old BLW thread that is still alive in a sense (current thread was started while the old one was still active though bump limited)
His name was Richard Russell.
General Wheels: discuss wheels related here-
ok,ill start with a big one: im into road bikes, getting serious, joined a club and was gonna start racing a year go but had an accident and just now im finishing my recovery. im a total noob to wheels. i have an alu bike very similar to a caad12 with 105 but wheels are heavy and also recently got some money so what better to invest it in a wheel upgrade. but theres so much info and options that i need guidance. im planning on spending something like 400usd-600usd which i know aint much, but i think thats logic for a 1.2k bike. it just feels weird investing 1k on wheels for a 1k bike. or is this my first error? honest ignorant questions: -should i stretch the budget (can be done) -for this money, carbon or good alu? -mavic is oing mostly tubular, should i try to get something tubular or stay with clincher (wich is wha i have used all my life). -buying used wheels, yay or nay? cause i was thinking on going used. -and i know its very general but any brands/models i should look for? classic bang for the buck or something? any pointer or whatever is greatly apreciated. people i know or are very cheap and use whatever wheels or spend 2k on wheelsets. no onw seems to know much about the middle range. and sorry for my english i know it sucks. cheers!
Open Pros are ossified junk and Mavic in general has had a quality problem in recent years. Pacenti, Enve, Easton, H+Son, HED, and others offer far better rims. Fuck, I'd go with SunRingle CR18 before Open Pro. Unless I want to hear annoying clicking coming from my wheels.
Do you mean tubeless? Anyway as far as wheels in that price range go, if you do a lot of climbing, get Campy Neutron Ultras. Shimano RS700s are great value, too. You're a couple hundred bucks off of a set of Easton SL90 or Pacenti Forza handbuilts.
what wheels do you guys recommend for a carbon bike that I'm going to make over into a commuter
it fits tires no bigger than 23mm an it's going to be a single speed so braking surface is compulsory the wheels must cost no more than €200 right now I'm riding on wheels from giant mcr the ones with thick spokes made for triathlon but I don't really want to attract attention as I don't want to have my bike stolen or anything
The only way to get really decent wheels is to build your own or ask a builder to build one, neither option being cheap.
>>1276593 >Mavic in general has had a quality problem in recent years
I can attest to it. Had an Open Pro 32-hole rim develop stress fractures and they wouldn't do shit about it. Also had a Ksyrium SL rim develop stress fractures, but out of warranty. Meanwhile the DT Swiss RR585 rim I have will literally have the brake track wear out before it so much as goes out of true. Fuck Mavic.
bonus for waterproof or water resistant
i have a timbuk2 messenger that ive used before, but im looking for a backpack specifically
just found pic related
low price is a plus
anything better thats under 100$?
Rolltops are for hipster faggots who think they're architects.
So I'm looking for a fairly specific piece of equipment, it's out of production but not what I would call rare. Is online buying and selling model train stuff a thing? Or is watching for what I'm looking for to come along on eBay my only real option?
Believe it or not, it will pull 31" diameter curves. It looks silly doing it. It's the 2003 K-Line Big Boy. They scaled it down to 1/64 scale instead of true1/48 O Scale and unlike the prototype, the second engine pivots on the center of the boiler. This clip shows one pulling 36" diameter curves.
Custom Lego trains are pretty cool, but the ones sold by Lego or whatever in that pic are more of a toy thing
Also standard Lego/block switches have a retarded design and curves have a hilariously tight turn radius. There's custom track out there that fixes that, or the 'long curves' trick.
The trains themselves could be considered /toy/, but if anything the hobby overall would fit more into /diy/ since for most people it's more about making things than collecting them. /n/ still makes the most sense for it, though, simply because it's the board where train people congregate.
>>1268498 >tin plate C track
Just call it M-Track anon (C and M don't have much in common).
Anyway, that's a pretty neat layout. Standard but functional. Enough tracks for diverse scenarios but not overstuffed.
Only thing I'd probably change though is adding a small platform between the outer and inner circle. Doesn't even have to be a fancy one, just something like a provisional one made of gravel and old sleepers so you can also stop with trains in the station without interrupting the traffic on the inner circle. But that's just my own taste and it depends what you have in mind.
I USED A KRYPTONITE U-LOCK AND A CABLE LOCK AROUND THE FRONT WHEEL!
THE FIRST BIKE THEFT A NIBBA JUST YANKED THE BIKE AWAY FROM ME WHILE I WAS STANDING THERE! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE convince me to not go taxi driver on this town also how do I avoid my bike being stolen? 3 u-locks and carry a gun?
it was very nice
unfortunately for now, i'm only really going to be able to afford a city shit beater
but yeah, y'all gotta try out fully rigid 29'ers. It the perfect split between fatbike and roadie.
>>1276530 >gang of niggers >1 unarmed 15 year old white boy >oooga boooga >bim bam >bike is suddenly 30 feet away and being ridden away
sorry, we aren't all rambo
How did all of them fit onto one bike?
>>1276659 >standing next to bike >see band of chimps approaching >quickly lock up bike and swallow the key >pretend it's not my bike
>>1276659 >15 year old white boy
> first date: bike ride > this girl rolls up > no helmet what do
>>1263022 > finally dump her ass when she claims square taper is superior to hollowtech
oh fuck, that is a deal breaker. I'm 3/4s through your greentext IRL and now I'm afraid I'll exit a damaged man...
who the fuck wears helmet, is this /lgbt/ spilling here?
i do ever since i crashed and hit my head and got a concussion, it doesnt make you look like a loser if your self esteem is any higher than a ditch
I only wear a helmet if I expect to drink heavily or if I'm in a tight group ride where we might cross wheels.
I do on my way work.
I go through a 55mph (88.514 kph) cager zone and keep up.
Crashing at that speed or greater is bad enough without cagers.
What are some of the best cities in America when it comes to public transportation, aside from New York City? I'm tired of having to own a car.
between BART MUNI and the buses SF is pretty great unless you live by the coast. good luck affording to live here tho
Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago especially. Septa has lots of trackage, but as others here said, it's only really useful for getting into and out of downtown and offers nothing that even comes close to the intra-neighborhood connectivity that the CTA, the MUNI/BART, and the MBTA offer. With those three, especially Boston and Chicago, you might as well be living in NYC in terms of the transit penetration in certain neighborhoods.
What about Seattle?
eh, it's fair for what it is, but you're not going to move to Atlanta so you can ditch your car because we have Marta.
The Beltline is shaping up to being a car-free loop around the urban core and allegedly once that happens they're supposed to add light rail to it.
I'm not holding my breath but the beltline already has quite a few amenities on the finished parts for car-free living.
Which geometery is best for bikes?- the discussion continues
* Long and low MTB is the future but it can't climb mountains so maybe we can't call it a mountain bike anymore * Low trail is the future of road riding? * 27.5 tires in the pro peleton are coming - tell us what the optimal geomtery would be for these rigs
Georgina Terry made a lot of 700c & 24" bikes back in the day. If you're in the US you can probably get one off craigslist for pretty cheap if you keep an eye out. They were well made bikes. Proportionally it supposedly makes sense for several reasons below 50cm sizes.
Terry still makes 650c bikes (both wheels) and recommends them to riders between the 24"/700c small end and the 700c sizes
Most 650c bikes though are just tri bikes, in larger sizes, with the smaller wheels being used simply for acceleration and the memes of the day.
650b in the road world isn't really so much for short people, as it is for larger tires. You still generally end up with the same/ similiar effective wheel size, just more of it is tire.
I've never seen one.
This bike looks interesting, although tire choice at 24" is verry limited.
Since I don''t live in the US I doubt I can get my hands on one.
>>1274486 >* Long and low MTB is the future but it can't climb mountains
Have you even tried? I have a bike with 530mm reach, 64° head angle and ~450mm chainstays and climbing certainly isn't a problem.
How did it take this long for someone to post this?
Hello /n/, I would like to get your opinion on deep-section rims.
I am quite a fanatical hobbyist cyclist, and I used to ride on a high quality aluminium bike with good alu wheels. I recently bought a Canyon Aeroad because ive got way too much money and ive got to spend it some way. Its amazing in almost every single way. My old alu bike felt like a hardcore racing machine, very fast on good roads but very unpleasant on the rough roads. The Aeroad feels like a comfy glider, it doesnt feel fast but it actually is faster than the alu bike, and I can stay on it all day. But there is one big issue I have with it: those retarded deep rims. The Aeroad comes standard with 60mm rims. It feels great when riding over flat roads, but when you get up to speeds over 70kph it starts darting all over the place, I feel like I am not in control at all. The alu bike on the other hand, is absolutely glued to the road at those speeds, and it does exactly what I want it to do. Its an absolute dream on descents. So, am I just a bitch or is this a real problem with deep section rims? I watch pro cycling often, and the guys on Aeroads very often use much shallower wheels. Why would they sell their costumer bikes with such retarded deep wheels? There is not even an option for the aeroad with normal wheels. I just dont get it. Pic related is a guy who wins a lot of bicycle races, riding on an Aeroad with shallow rims on a flat course (Dutch national championships, which he won in a bunch sprint). Are deep rims a marketing trick?
everyone's face of shock in that photo is hilarious
But the distance didnt seem to affect him at all in the dutch nationals. It was 220km and he even went on the attack, and still won after being caught. So he clearly has the endurance for the long races. Ill think of an excuse when he actually loses, I still expect him to at least podium in the big races.
It's much easier to built a strong wheel starting with a stiffer high flange rims compared to a low profile rim. It is definately possible to built a wheel that will perform as good starting from a low profile rim but this requires more expertise from the wheel builder. Low profile rims ride indeed much more comfortable but the building lacinf and trueing process is more challenging.
I build my own wheels for years and never have to touch them despite all the kilometers and abuse them undergo. Some fo wùy wheels I have used till the flange was worn through from braking bu they were still as true as when they left the trueing stand. But learning to build strong wheels is not something you learn quickly. My favourites for a road bike are Mavic Open Pro and Mavic CXP33. both in 622.
That is correct, but Flanders is 265km, which is supposed to be a lot harder for younger riders, those last 40ks is where the boys get seperated from the men. But if Wout van Aert can ride like he did last year, MvdP might indeed take podium places.
>>1276561 >fo wùy wheels
I really did like my 105/cxp33 wheeset form universal cycles. It's been almost a decade but I made two orders there and the wheels were true as fuck and still are
What bike lights do you use and recommend?
Black diamond headlamp and some shitty entry level rear light that still illuminates. In Canada it gets so cold at this time of year that your lights turn off after 30min outside.
>>1272989 >Blanda upp
what did he mean by saying this?
Get a busch & müller toplight line brake plus. And a dynamo hub. Tail light is easy to recommend as there are few outstanding options. There are, however, a lot of good headlights. Tail light stays lit for a few minutes after coming to a stop. Also it glows more brightly when you hit the brakes, just like on a car.
so you’re playing chicken with them or what? not my problem, stay in your lane
I got this exact light, it's p'gud.