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>He doesn't

What is your one thing that makes you write off a cyclist?

For me:

>He doesn't know that if he raises his seat he'll be more comfortable and faster

I can't stand it when I see people riding with the seat obviously too low I just want to stop them and lecture them.
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I do this fuck you im not gonna get ran over from behind and i hve had close calls with cars trying to take rights on red right after i slid past. I salmon and im gonna keep on doing it u mad?
What if there are no bike trails? Back to /O/ you go.
Ultra light bikes for excersise

Very counter productive.
Not only are you riding more dangerously when it comes to cars, as you're having all the dangers salmon cyclists encounter, you don't belong in the bike lane and present a cyclist with a dangerous choice when he encounters you stupid ass in the few lanes that are actually granted to him.
Play with your toy on the sidewalk buddy.

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Post your deets and maybe make a friend!

>LA area 323
>Road bikes only
>Crippling social anxiety, will probably never get back to you
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South Island new zealand. Could be keen for a cycling buddy who isn't afraid of the cold, and who isn't a rich lycra-clad middle aged weirdo.
I'll be visiting there again sometime next year, probably. Lovely place, the banks peninsula DOES NOT fuck around. Would love to try it again with tyres that aren't 23mm.
Banks Peninsula is exactly my neck of the woods, spent most weekends of my teenagerhood at my best mate's family bach there. Makes for a nice ride if I can get a lift back, but I've done a few 100km+ banks peninsula rides without killing myself. Views are A+. Gonna bring a tent next time and go freedom camping, methinks. You an aussie?
yeah, but i broke my foot :')

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General


If you want help picking out a bicycle, post in >>>/n/bbg , not here.

Old thread

I lost 1 ball bearing like pic related(not mine) from my headset, is it absouloutley necessary to find it or can i just leave it? also if i do leave it should i place it top or bottom?
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Road bike...

You should be riding in the drops most of the time anyways. If you need comfy, try a salsa cowbell 3 bar. Make sure your stem + saddle are in the right positions, get a new stem if it's too long

Rubino Pros are one of the best deals for tires. Go 28c if you aren't racing. 23mm is too small imho. Pros are moving towards 25c in general

Folding tires are almost always better quality. Wire bead is cheaper to make

Skinny tires might be better for aero, but again, 25c happening with the pros. Look at what Jan Heine (offthebeatenpath.wordpress.com) has to say about fat tires
>You should be riding in the drops most of the time anyways.
Says someone who doesn't ride a road bike. Or is twelve. Or rides a CL tenspeed five sizes too big.

The drops should be too low for comfortable, long distance riding. They're for tucking in strong headwind or braking downhill. The hoods are the primary position and supposed to be as low as you can comfortably go for any reasonable amount of time.
The drops are supposed to be uncomfortable or they're no use to you.
Is it possible to have back pain too severe to reasonably ride a bike?

I've been going for 3 years and it hasn't gotten any better.

Flexible as heck and have a decent fit, just can't go more than 1.5/2 hours because I'm standing by that point to avoid killer back pain
yeah sounds like you got an issue there
It could just be due to weakness, the pain being muscle ache. Cycling isn't a good why to strengthen your core as you're not moving much and supporting most of the weight with your arms. Look up some core exercises and give them a go, if you find them hard then that could be a good sign that it's the cause of your issue.

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Let's hope this thread takes off

Whatcha flyin', bros and babes? How many hours ya got? Are ya going for any new certifications? Are you stuck on the ground for whatever reason? Will /gag/ ever have a pastebin?
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No real interest in flying drones, on my part. I'd rather be in a cockpit.
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Finally started my multi engine training in the DA42NG. This plane has got a lot of quirks and shit, but its cool. The cockpit is a literal greenhouse with the canopy though, and the glareshield gets about four degrees hotter than the sun if you're on the ground for a while
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Constantly rehearse those engine out procedures.
Will do
Just flew a 206 amphib out of there the other day.

Post interesting images and videos of trains in Japan.
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In general Japanese trains just seem cheaper to produce. The 7stars in Kyushu cost about $4.5 million a carriage to produce
I guess it is one of those distinctly Australian things where the government takes brown paper bags and all the tender participants just happen to have absurdly inflated prices anyway. Not unlike one of the roads which was cancelled here. $18 billion for 18km a tunnel or $1 million a metre. Even the entire Gotthard Base tunnel was cheaper. But I digress

I'm surprised they didn't just retrofit the SiC inverters to the existing N700 like how Odakyu et al. did it to their commuter trains

Tokaido Shinkansen is probably too rough for that. There's the Atami curve which iirc is still something like 170 km/h amongst others. If they could manage a consistent 320 km/h though, I'd be quite impressed especially if the g forces can be managed. The N700's acceleration is also already at the upper limit of comfort for a high speed train, edging itself into that of commuter trains

Did you into the Green Car or fap in the multi purpose room?
Finally someone with taste
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>Blah blah blah muh night trains
>blah blah blah Shinkansen
>no pics or videos

Read the OP's original post and try again.
I'll start.

>The Enoshima Electric Railway operates with 12 minute frequencies on a single track line.
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Pic of current Wakkanai station, replaced old station building in 2011.

>How long before the Northern tip is cut off due to lack of funds?

Within the decade, but I think the northern section of the Sassho Line from Hokkaido Iryo Daigaku to Shin Totsukawa and the Yubari branch of the Sekisho line are going to go first.


Update to second article. 2/3 services between Sapporo and Wakkanai will be shortened to Asahikawa-Wakkanai. 2/4 services between Sapporo and Abashiri will be shirtened to Asahikawa-Abashiri.
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>Running "heavy rail" cars on the streets

Why is this allowed? [lolnospoiler] Then again Keihan does it better anyway [/lolnospoiler]

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Time for a thread about anything that rides on tracks.
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And here I was thinking the Pacer was the worst thing on rails
Anyone got a picture of a long, thin train that can fit into 468x60 pixels?
Do your own banner homework.

>tfw you are dumb and don't know how copy-paste works.

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>tfw you will NEVER live in a walkable city

Why is the New World so terrible for non-drivers, /n/?
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Yesterday morning, my girlfriend and i got into my car, which was parked a few feet from my door, and drove up to a wonderful section of forest where we went for a 8 1/2 mile hike. On the way back, we stopped at a brewpub with our friends and had lunch and some beer.

That's something that that all you Euro-peons and the teeming masses in Asia will never be able to to do because you will spend your lives in crowded subway cars and your shitty little apartments. Sucks to be you.
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>complains about modernist grandeur
>praises the architecture of old churches
They served their function well but it seems rather stupid to praise buildings that were conceived first and foremost as enormous (for the time) structures that projected the wealth and opulence of the institutions. They're not really good examples of form following function.

I'm tempted to call this low-quality bait but I don't think it even reaches the threshold for something to be considered b8.
Well desu alot of modernist architecture doesn't give a shit about street level views. I share the point of horizontal scale though, I think we should build high, but keep lower levels interesting for pedestrians, it doesn't have to look like a church, a simple storefront will do.
I live in two minutes away from the AGO (close to university and dundas) and I only pay 650 for a nice little apartment with one roommate. Reasonable rent exist, you just have to look for it.
>They served their function well
>They're not really good examples of form following function.

Also, it's like you completely missed the point of the article.

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Post news, pictures, videos of trams or light rail.

>Ringvägen Station in Stockholm, Sweden. 1933. It has since been renamed to Skanstull.

>The Södertunneln was a premetro line that consisted of three stations. It was converted for metro use in 1950, and is now apart of the green line.
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What city has the oldest trams in regular revenue service? Melbourne with their W-class trams?
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there should be dozens of Peter Witt's from 1929 in regular service in Milano

Milan wins the game.
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Found this neat interactive street designer;
Show me your ideal urban street setup /n/, or if there is a section along your commute or regular riding that is poorly designed try recreating it here and let's discuss how it could be made better.
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Then the only thing left to do is to make some of the side streets exiting one ways or dead ends so they don't allow traffic onto the main street.
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I think cars should not disappear completely but they should not be allowed on every street. Car drivers should drive to a nearby parking lot a few blocks away, then walk to their house.
>single one-way tram lane
How do passengers go to the other way then? The other travel direction is probably on a parallel street. The ambulance would drive accordingly.
Just get rid of free parking.
If drivers have to pay the market rate for parking at each end of their trip they'll drive a lot less.

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Sup /n/

We're a team from [BOARD REDACTED] applying to an intelligent cities hackathon. We're going to use the traffic data and help citizens move around.

Doubles name our team please, we're stuck
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Lel it's decided then
Pls be in Austin.
Nah, but we're working online so location doesn't matter

Hey /n/ I am looking for a cheap bike computer. I just need a basic one, like speed, max/average speed, clock, distance, stopwatch, etc. I'm looking on Amazon but a lot of the cheap ones (like $20 or less which is my price range) are just Chinese crap.

You guys have any suggestions on decent cheap bike computers?
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I recommend sigma ones. They have plethora of models going from dirt cheap to quite pricey, wired and wireless alike. Solid, no bullshit choice. My older one serves since 2008 and, other than changing the battery once, I had 0 issues.
The china crap works perfectly fine if they're wired.
>Maybe he wants to easily take it off
The wire attaches to the mount. Not the computer. The computer comes off the mount with a simple twist.
I have two of your pic related. They're nice. Cheap, do the job well and all i realy wanted from them was speed and time. The distance and distance delta data is just an extra.

I have thought about that Topeak wireless sensor that connects to you smartphone though. With a bar mount for the phone it'll give speed, cadence and map/GPS on the smartphone screen, and that's an appealing proposition.
Battery life can be a factor on some phone models when they're used for maps. This is why I got myself a dynamo hub with USB charging.
I was debating getting a handlebar iPhone mount to use strava or whatever with but that does not seem smart either for the safety of the phone or for battery life of it
There are battery packs and pretty well protected cases. Some doubling as gel/bar stashes. I haven't run Strava realtime, but I do run Google maps on longer excursions were I'm not familiar with the roads. It was a bit of a bitch with my old Galaxy Nexus, but the S6 has much better battery life and now I have the dynamo solution. If your iPhone is a recent model it might work well enough.
This doesn't give you cadence of reliable speed, which is why I'd want the Topeak sensor.

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Bikes are for faggots. If you showed up at my job on a bike, you'd be laughed off the dock. But then agin, I have a big boy job, not a little bitch sit in a cubicle job.
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> all you have you do is clock in on time for fifty years and scream "that's not in my job description" if you're not in the mood to get out of your chair
But that's reasonable. You show up and do the job you were hired to do, you don't get fired.
extrusion engineer here, 6 mile uphill ride to work in the morning, 6 mile lazy roll home in the evening.
Cant drive a car for reasons.
been doing this for a couple of months now, previous was taxis and busses. after a week i quit smoking.
Ive never been this healthy before and im saving some serious cash, plus apart from the first and last half miles the journey is through some pleasant woods and countryside.
I started riding to save money now i do it for the joy of it, i saved the money i needed now im just saving for my retirement.
>Union jobs are impossible to get fired from

>Source: was in a union before I finished school
Sure you were.
Well yeah if you're openly breaking rules like a tard, you can get fired.

The point is that a union environment encourages shitheads with no ambition and no work ethic, so, short of looking up a rule in the rulebook and openly violating said rule while burning your union card, nothing will happen. And the rules are easy enough for neanderthals, because only neanderthals look for work that stifles initiative and punishes ambition.
>i got cast out because i constantly circumvented checks and balances, never anchored my maveric actions with shift managers and came up with revolutionary crackpot ideas and tried to force them on everyone with the pretense of ambition and initiative
>misunderstood genious, honest!
Yeah... I'm sure it's the world that's wrong and not just you.

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Is this the game changer for commute riding?

>For 2,999 yuan (that's around $455) users get a bike that can assist the rider's pedaling for 45 kilometers on a single charge, and comes with a companion app that logs your distance, speed, GPS location, calories burned, and more. The QiCycle also has Shimano three-speed gears, folds down into a (relatively) compact package that weighs 14.5 kilograms, and has front and rear lights built into its frame.

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isn't most ebikes sorta a handicap when you're actually pedaling on flat ground because of the extra mass? not sure how assisted pedaling works, but ideally it eases climbs?

14.5kg isn't bad honestly.

i think it'd be neat if there were ones which charged as you pedaled, but I doubt it'd be efficient at all.
On flat ground weight doesn't matter too much, between my 24kg e-bike and 12kg unassisted bike there's like 2-4mphmph difference for a similar effort, the electric bike also being full suspension and having much fatter and lower pressure tyres.

Being so light (mine is pretty light for what it is and still 10kg heavier) and having small wheels should mean that thing will climb and accelerate pretty well even if it's a road legal 250w, it just won't be very fast also due to the small wheels and probably low geared IGH.

> think it'd be neat if there were ones which charged as you pedaled, but I doubt it'd be efficient at all.
It's always going to be less than 100% efficient, which means you're putting out more energy than you're getting back. Combine that with the fact that the motor also wastes a lot of energy as heat and there'd be absolutely no reason not to just drive the bike with pedal power.
yeah you're probably right on self-charging.

curious how it'd handle cornering downhill, honestly doesn't seem like a bad urban bike. with battery tech advances I can see stuff like the R1--which is just a road bike with electric shifting and sensors built in--picking up too.
You could benefit quite a bit from a regenerative breaking system though.
Instead of losing all of the energy you have put into getting up to speed every time you hit a traffic light you could store a good chunk of it and then use it to help get back up to speed.

Overall, yeah it would be more energy expended by you, but at a more constant pace
If you've got regen braking (I do believe it's controller dependant and can be used with any motor) then by all means use it, it's basically free energy that would otherwise be wasted as heat. However it's not going to be a huge amount of energy due to the low speeds and weight, it's not like trying to slow down a Tesla.

Why can't non-Americans into highways?
They can. Europe has a massive freeway network on which the vast majority of freight is carried. I'm genuinely shocked sometimes that so many US transit and cycling advocates don't seem to realize how dense the freeway network in Europe is.
You understand that that map only shows a tiny fraction of all highways, right?
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In europe there are only mud paths
I'm pretty sure he does
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