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What is the best track bike for around $1000 mark (or less)? Saw one of these next to the street locked up and it looked sick.
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He said 'track bike' not 'fixie' so I think he really meant 'track bike', and his pic is a 'track bike', not a 'fixie'.

Me too, just last weekend. Too bad Hellyer is 140 miles away.

Sure, a velodrome is for competition, not fooling around. If someone just wants to fool around they can get a fixie and ride on the street instead. Makes perfect sense to me.

Velodromes offer rentals which will probably be better than anything in your "budget".

If you're just latching on to the "I'm going to ride three miles on a track fixie and pride myself on passing people" meme now, you would be better served by building an electric memecycle on a Bosch platform. You'll go faster & farther and be happier for less money than a Derp-V mid-late-oughties setup will ever attain.
Track cycling seems like the most boring shit in the world and I have no love for it

second this
>that handlebar shim tho

/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

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hope you guys dont care about a different art pic, just wanted a change (again)
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the most distracting thing in this photo is that atrocious steerer
Indeed, and buy an actual stand with it
Can someone find the corresponding brake shoes that go with these inserts?

Someone on here told me what's good but I bought the wrong thing as all I have are the inserts and no way to attache them to my bike.

that wasn't me some anon hijacked
I think I found it


But I can't understand how the inserts fit into the block.

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Why is Public Transportation so terrible in America?
Why will a city and its suburbs be governed by several different municipalities and councils, with no unified transit policy or system in sight instead each following their own little ideas in their little political fiefdom?

And where the hell is the HSR?
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Companies earn the most money when people drive as opposed to other models. That is why we mostly drive. Am I mistaken?

See also: US healthcare cost, electronic waste, military projects, prison labor
>Public transportation is terrible almost anywhere.
truth i think it must be by definition.
>Am I mistaken?
you sure are, people like to pay minimum for maximum comfort and versatility. if bikes would deliver what cars can at a much cheaper price point everybody would ride bikes. but generally they can't. if public transportation would deliver the same versatility and comfort as cars at a lower price everyone would use it instead of driving cars. but it's crap. i used bike and public transport for like 20 years. i only drive a car in the past 5 years. and i will tell you this people drive cars because it's way better. it protects you from the elements like public transport (actually better) but it offers versatility in destinations like a bike and offers superior cargo capacity to both.

America is the land of public costs and private profit.
Most public transportation systems aren't designed to make a profit to begin with, even if the actual ridership is well and above the projected level, whether or not its a good or bad thing is up for debate but the main issue if it doesn't have stable funding, the people who run the systems are probably less focused on improving and more worried who ever gets in power next and whether or not there pressured to cut funding or not.

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/PYBT/ - 'look ma, no paint' edition.
Old thread >>1077222 is dead

My 2007 Ironhorse SevenPoint.
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Basically, when you lean the bike (or ride off-camber) it tends to 'pull' toward the side you are leaning because there is a lot of rubber on the ground which causes drag. Some tires are more prone to it than others, and typically adding 2-3 PSI gets rid of it.
It feels a bit like the bike has power steering that is way to strong; intend to turn a little and turn a lot. It only really matters on pavement because on dirt, the ground deforms a bit and you don't feel it as much.
I searched for that pic in german, so it's just a random place in Germany I'd assume.
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Got some new tires. Kenda Nevengals 26x.21 Love the look
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Nice bike man, here's mine.
(Don't pay attention to the pedals)
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My other Intense.

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I'm doing my first bike tour in a week, it will last for up to 1.5 months. This will be the most noteworthy thing I've ever done in my life. I've never travelled before so I'm a bit nervous. I just started riding recreationally last week. What advice can you give to me?
I will camp out in nature and wash myself and my clothes in lakes. I'm not sure how I'll this will happen so I'll practice a bit beforehand. I've read that dishwashing soap is the most multi-purpose soap, should I bring this instead of a detergent? What tools and spare parts for the bike should I bring with me? What clothes should I use?
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Are you retarded or just stupid?
I use one
Well then. Are you very retarded or just very stupid?
My IQ is 140

This is interesting. It seems that in Europe the companies developing self driving cars are attempting to keep bicycles off the roads because they aren't compatible with robotic cars. Who do you suppose will win in this fight--big multi-national companies or a bunch of poor tree hugging hippies?
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*to the letter
There may be accidents at first. However as long as the automated car doesn't break traffic rules and the cyclist manual car is the one at fault there really isn't much to fight over. If it's the automated cars breaking traffic rules and being at fault you can expect massive settlements and court cases.
i fucking love this automation boom i'm an engineer working in the industrial automation business and it's awesome. but what will it leave behind is probably not so good for most people. lot's and lot's of jobs that our fathers took for granted will not exist in a few years. professional drivers will be gone soon enough. on most roads you will not be allowed by the law to turn off the drive assist in a decade. you want too drive manual? get off the public roads!
this will be the natural consequence of almost all accidents will involve manual drivers including bikers soon enough.
You say it like it's a bad thing
it will hurt a lot of people who can't keep up. it's very good for me, nice challenge at work good money. we try to make our systems complicated so lot of people are needed in maintenance and administration. also better business more support hours and all.

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What are your thoughts on homeless people riding public transport? I live in San Diego, and the amount of smelly, crazy, drug abusing bums riding the trolley is out of control. I'm used to it now, but I think many middle and upper class people really discard the trolley as a result. I understand that public transport is most beneficial for the lower class, but ought there be more standards? How is the situation in your city?
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Don't know.

I live in a country where homelessness is basically non-existent, due social security that covers everyone an home to live in.

But there are some druggies on the metro, trams and commuter trains, mainly because there isn't ticket barriers and ticket inspectors aren't everywhere.

Pic related, the metro. Since it travels to the ''shitty parts'' of Helsinki, there is often bums and smelly people.

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Is it a good idea too ask a girl too go on a bike ride with me?

Nothing to hard we will just go on a trail or something.

Will she think it's extremely boring?
It depends on the girl, of course.

Also, how popular and crowded the trail is. Will you be able to ride two abreast, and be able to talk? Does she get enjoyment out of a ride even if you can't talk to each other? Is she competitive and will want to race?

There is no way anyone can tell you if she will think its boring without knowing anything about the girl. You are the only one who will be able to answer your own question.
Depend how close you are desu
Will you lose your spaghetti?
If she doesn't enjoy riding bikes, why would you want to be with her?

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Welcome to the TTC general thread. We are open to posts from anywhere in the golden horseshoe region.

Official News Source:


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God bless you all! Long live the city of Toronto!
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In York Region news, Viva's eastern terminal in Markham, announced in 2008, is scheduled to open at the end of the year.

Took them long enough.
because i needed to get up north to steeles
and i didnt want to take a boring subway ride
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The first tower of the CIBC Square (formerly Bay Park Centre) broke ground today.

The first phase of the complex will be the new home of the Union Station Bus Terminal and possibly the Toronto Coach Terminal. It is expected to be completed in 2020.

The construction of the second tower will start at a later date, it will be built on the site of the existing bus terminal. It is expected to be completed in 2023.

In addition, both towers will be joined by a park on top of the tracks.


Thank fuck for private public partnership
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I blew a load on the CEO of bombardier

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In Ontario on some of our freeways we have what are called "HOV lanes" high occupancy vehicle lanes, which require vehicles to have multiple people in them to use. The idea is to encourage carpooling or at least reward carpooling. As you can see from the picture during rush hour the lanes carry much less traffic.

Now sure this has benefits and I take advantage of them when I can but wouldn't just widening the highway an extra lane help everybody?
Do they do something similar with highway lanes where you're from? Thoughts on it?
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>one vehicle per minute at a hundred miles per hour in the HOV

Buses use the HOV lanes. So no hundred miles per hour. More like 10 under the single vehicle lanes.
>a single tram car often carries as many people

Your metric fails from the point of view of people whos time is worth something. City measures people per hour, which makes slow transit with poor connections look good. People who actually have to be somewhere measure their transit time. Even if the single occupant lanes are slow, I often get where I'm going faster by driving.
Fines for high occupancy vehicles using the single occupant lanes when?
Why not just ban single occupiancy vehicles all together?
And while you're at it, make everybody ride unicorns. Not gonna happen.

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High-Density Edition

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> It's not the same thing as AGT in that not all fixed guideway systems are autonomous.
I didn't say that.
So what do we call those systems running on a guideway?
Mmmm, Buenos Aires is fucking tasty.
"Fixed guideway transit"
A guideway is literally any kind of reserved, generally grade separated route
Which, if it wasn't immediately obvious, includes rail
>To be fair they're not much use outside of major metropolitan corridors.
That's a meme. They can be used quite well to go to market towns.
>Nevermind that the urban area contributes more tax money than rural areas.
You bribe them with a nice parkway station with an hourly service. Problem solved.

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1. NO tattoos.
2. NO hipster shit
3. NO heels
3. MINIMAL blatant model shit
Last one is full. Round 2...fight
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you should be disqualified but that brunette gave me a semi

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Post A Bike (Not Yours) Thead
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Your mom lost a lot of teeth on my dick.
muh DICK

for some reason I want to get one of these and step it down and put a bunch of '90s Ultegra parts on it and see how much weight it saves
then take it on a club ride and smug it up and down the road
>Point out one thing on the bike that is sweet.
the triple triangle frame man
they're just cool
curiosity: piqued
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Old thread has hit the bump limit: >>1068121

I'm looking for a bike for my (tiny) GF so she can join me on weekend rides. Something reasonably quick/light so she enjoys herself, but cheap enough that it doesn't break the bank.

Thoughts on this Cannondale? https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/6129947942.html

I'd need to swap the bars out for something with less drop...
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Thanks a lot for your input. I'll probably continue looking for less expensive single speeds since my commute is pretty short. My biggest issue with my local used bike market is that most of the bikes are a bit too small.
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help a bike illiterate n00b out, what kind of entry level bike should i look for to commute on? (~15km round trip in the city)? the road is flat and comfy, i've been borrowing a bike from [spoiler]my sister[/spoiler] but she wants it back
Get the same bike you sister has.
Get whatever. I just recommend getting something you'd find fun to ride, and that isn't uncomfortable.
90s rigid MTB with slicks

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Coming soon to airline near you

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This is mathematically untrue. There are near as makes no difference zero routes where capacity couldn't be increased by simply upgrading to a larger twin engine aircraft. There is a reason that the short and long term strategic plans of most airlines are to stop using and stop buying the 747 and A380. They simply aren't needed and won't be needed in sufficient numbers any time in the foreseeable future.
When I say zero, I really mean the percentage of routes where the superjumbos *might* make sense for gate slot and capacity purposes is so low that you can't make a business case for a massive design and manufacturing effort just for them, which is exactly what the A380 and 747-8 programs tried to do.
Neither Airbus nor Boeing anticipated the GFC or most countries' Hooverite response to it which prevented demand from fully recovering. By then it was too late; the massive effort had already been made.

Many country pairs don't have open skies arrangements, so gate slots and runway capacity aren't the only reasons why more twin engine aircraft aren't always the solution. Of course the routes where A380s are the best option are a very low percentage of the total, but that's OK: A380s are only a small proportion of the fleet of each airline that operates them (apart from EK of course.)

Meanwhile passenger numbers are growing...
As for takeoff/land, that make virtually no difference, you takeoff/land, cleared from runway,and then another aircraft follow. Sometimes it would need to use more gate time but with airports infrastructure catching up it seems to be lesser a problem now.
You still haven't made an actual case. Airlines, the ones who by definition understand their route capacity needs best, are rejecting superjumbos.

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