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Why are so many lot of bus drivers annoying cunts?
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I could understand if it was 20 or even 10, but that's just utter bollocks.
I've never had a problem with the bus drivers in Florida.
>great driving skills
That's a reach. You need to be competent - not exceptional - to drive a bus.
Black culture is fucked up because of black people, blaming whites for that is just retarded.
It was probably at the start of their shift

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Perfect bike for a few cheeky km's to work.
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If the hub is SS then the freehub will be inboard of the low gear on a typical geared hub. Also, the chain is clearly on the big, outboard ring in op pic.

>you don't know shit.
>you don't know shit.
And you're an idiot. The guy you're replying to wasn't talking about OP's bike, he was talking about the one in the post he was replying to.

Yeh thats the plan, I need a specialised tool to remove the cranks and change the front rings. For the meantime i've just removed the biggest chainring.

I take the bike a few km's to work on flat path or roads, never changed gears when i was on my old road bike so i just took them off when i bought this one.
I get very triggered when I see a mtb being ridden in a city.
Good job guys.
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Whatever makes you feel better. I think I set it high for a short downhill sprint on the way back....

Everyone who has been through a bank's drive-thru has seen one of these - a pneumatic tube system which transfers materials between driver and teller. What if a public transportation system could be implemented using the same principle? The tubes could be built above ground and could either transfer individuals or groups of people. Thoughts?
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Drive thru bottle-o's are common in straya though.
Oz here 2. I member maybe 15 years ago one in wollongong. Dunno if its still there.
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murca has drive through jesus though
Meanwhile in Europe:
pneumatic is not a subset of hydraulic. HYDRAulic is specific to liquid as the fluid.

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why arent you watching the best traffic youtuber?
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They should put traffic light there.
Also European design is much better overall.
I forgot to add
Or at least accleration lane for those who trun left to the main road
I only watch the Bikmanforu livestream. its so comfy.


He's so great with customers. Its fun to watch his social interactions
What the fuck? How can such busy intersections like that be completely uncontrolled?
What the fuck is traffic youtube? I clicked a video and watched 30 seconds, he's just sitting at an intersection describing the cars that go by? This is the most autistic shit I've ever seen.

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I just bought the "Serfas Super Cruiser"" the worlds largest bicycle saddle available on the market.


It will arrive in 1 week. I plan to use it on my cruiser/roadster bike (upright position). I paid 90 dollars incl shipping to Europe.

Anyone else has experience with these super large saddles? I will review it on /n/ when I get it. People's experiences with it have been great as long as you use it on the appropiate bicycle.
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this is bigger
So are you a 400 pound fatass who literally can't get your enormous buttocks onto a normal saddle?

Enjoy your massive amounts of chafing and extreme discomfort. Larger does not equal 'more comfortable'. You should always get a saddle that is the correct SIZE and SHAPE for you.
depends on the bike. they're only decent for short (less than 30 minute) rides on cruisers that sit you upright

otherwise they just cause a fuckload of chafing and asspain. Because you have so much more saddle contacting you when you move you legs, that gives you chafing. and when you have something super cushy, you sink down into it, and more of your weight goes on soft tissue, causing asspain.

a firm saddle that fits you properly, you're mainly putting weight on sit bones, which are great at taking weight.
ive tried dozens of different saddles, my favorite one is one that's nearly rock hard. comfy as fuck, can spend hours on it no issues. Specialized Power saddle.
This guy basically said anything you need to know:
for long rides the only option that will give you a pain-free ride is a hard and quite narrow saddle.
If your sit bones are not symmetrical (as mine are) you can go for a leather saddle which your butt will shape over time until you don't even notice it is ther.
congratulations on your massive ass

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Maintenance, gear, and other questions that don't necessarily deserve their own thread.

Previous thread (currently on auto-sage): >>1111660


My question:
Looking for recommendations for a seat bag that either has a zipper that won't die in less than a year, or that has something other than a zipper as a closure.

Pic marginally related; I thought it was nice, even if it's not what I'm looking for at all.
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Thank you kind anon, that worked better than I would've thought.
Steel really is real.
Those flanges were practically touching before, I couldn't even get a sturdy screwdriver in at first. Had to work my way up with progressively bigger tools.
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How do I stop this caliper from moving around?
I have to keep tugging on the cable to keep the pads from rubbing the wheel.
I need some advice on fitting. I commute about 11 miles every day for work, and if I make some stops, I'll notice two things, that my lower back kind of hurts and I tend to slide off the front of my saddle. I don't have perfect KOPS, it's a little behind there. However, my saddle is already adjusted as far forward as I can get it.

What's the best solution here? Should I try to move my handlebars back? Do I need to get a bike with a shorter top tube? It fits me by the some space to your junk when straddling" metric. I've been riding this much for a few years now, continually trying to adjust my posture, but I can't seem to avoid the low back pain on longer rides.

Thanks guys
If you have a seatpost with some setback you can flip it around or buy one with zero setback, if you already have a straight post then you'll need to get one with setback and flip it.

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The more I look at this bike the more I fall in love with it. First I disliked it but its growing on me. Where can I buy one?
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There is a bar-end shifter though
>1st freewhell no derailleur shit triggers me.
>2nd the degree on the saddle makes it impossible to sit confortable.
>3rd no resting bars or grips

Confirmed for show-off bike that is impossible to ride.
It's like those cheap ass OTS-to-SS conversions but done to a recumbent
It's seems to be a Roulandt 'bent from the early 80s.
> saddle degree
Doesn't look comfy but since you push yourself up with you legs, I think it might work. Sometimes things look worse than they are.
> no resting bar
There is a steering bar. You don't need anything else.
> show off
Maybe. At least a very early model.
> impossible to ride
You haven't ridden it or tried to ride it or have seen anyone doing either. Stop hyperventilating.
No way man. Skids are for kids

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/n/, how does this make you feel?
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>twin falls
>east of provo
>no stop in Shizuoka
I'm quite offended.
>Santiago (South)
What did he mean by this?
Maybe the author was illiterate, so: Santiago, South America rather than San Diego, CA.
Afrika is obviously not worth it.

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Tell us about your flats, or lack thereof.

>how many
>which tires
>the culprit

Buy any cheap tires that were puncture resistant? Expensive ones that were shit? Let's hear it.
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>tfw gator hardshell tires
I can actually only think of twice I've changed a tube in the last two years.
The first time I was nailed by a '98 Cadillac and taco'd my front wheel.
The other flat was just a pile of broken glass on the road I didn't see while riding to work at 4am.
Honestly feel very pleased with these tires for city riding. I've plucked out a few goat heads in the past, but without actually puncturing the tubes.
Look into some wider tires, I'm almost the same weight, but I don't really have any problems until I get under 60psi, but I'm using 700x32s
I agree with >>1109825 though. Sidewalks can be really shit sometimes, so ride the roads when you can.
schwalbe marathon and marathon supreme are all I ride these days.

girlfriend trashes a set of gp4000s every few weeks, but won't switch to a protected tire because she thinks they're too slow.

my mom has some old pasela TG tires that ride well but flat more than I'd like.

oh and the sunlite/kenda/cst "raised center" tires are absolute dog shit. not all the kenda are bad though. I have kontacts on my bmx and trailers and they roll good and haven't flatted yet. and I've heard good things about the kwick as a budget city tire.
Like how do they manage to flat so often? Pinch?
for the paselas- they have good protection but it is not stand up to long objects like glass shards or staples.

for the gp4000s, it has been death by nails and screws in the road, or abrasion from other bikes in the bike car on the commuter train.

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Direct drive recumbent
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Well, for one, you can't properly adjust chain length and tightness with those short road dropouts if you wanted to use a different ratio (I just noticed there's a multiple speed freewheel there also). That would be quite annoying if you were actually using it for any serious riding, but I guess the owner just wanted "muh clean build". Plus I'm pretty sure that's a custom built frame, so if the owner actually wanted to ride track, he could have built it that way.
Once again, nothing wrong with any of this, just odd choices.
hmm, that doesn't look retarded enough, is there anything better for that?
you are no bike enthusiast.

I found a German speaking jesus riding a fwd bent on youtube
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Schwalbe Marathon (original)

Cause: Nice inbetween slicks and heavy marathon plusses
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The speed doesnt really matter, just by getting further away the perceived frequency will already change, if you move the source the frequency will always change.
Combining these with those velocity ChromaFlair rims they used to make and some heat anodised Ti spokes and you'd have one trippy wheelset.
maybe you dont
Im riding Michelin Pro 4 Endurance v2
Had these on for only about 400k, seem good so far, had a decent bit of glass stuck in the front a week or so ago, didn't puncture

Can the cyclists and the car users put aside our differences for a moment and agree that the true menace to both our kinds is these pedestrian fuckers?

They don't look where they're going, they step out into the middle of the road. Or vibrate side to side along mixed used paths without looking if cyclists are coming.

I generally do not have an issue with cars when cycling, cars are easy to predict, don't change direction randomly and MOST people in cars are careful because they don't want to kill cyclists.

But despite pedestrians being literally on the bottom of the food chain, they don't seem to care about their own safety and will just step out in front of cars or cyclists.

Twice this week I've come off my bike when I've been using a mixed used path, as a pedestrian has just randomly walked onto my side of the pavement and I've had to serve to avoid them.
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Slow to walking speed near pedestrians on a 'mixed use path'
Always give them right of way
nah nigga, just strap a boombox to your bike and play soundtracks from animu, they'll move
we are all inherently pedestrians but its at a point where a lot of them need to be gassed.

they have the same issue as cyclists, they cant obey basic signals.
Then why did you not just pass them as close as possible and knock the phone out of their hand or elbow them?
They would be careful after that!
The cunts with their dogs and mistakes (kids) are worst here.

So /n/, what's your plan to improve public transit in your area, and why is it numerous, complex, unending highway improvement projects?
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My plan: rebuild the entire interstate system. It'll take a generation at least. Lifelong employment in the construction sector. Emphasis on separating commercial traffic from other vehicles.

This, can't believe anyone thinks private freight rail carriers should be given more money. Clueless.
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Actually OP, it's 9km of new rail line mostly underground.
t. Subsidized truck driver/company
Problem, trainlet?
>I will bait people in the slowest board of 4chan for some reason
keep going then, kiddo

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Imagine listening to this on full blast as you set out on your bike journey:

>420/10; would ride high to, too, two times (too short for long excursions).
who are you quoting

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Why aren't all boats shaped like a canoe? As in tapered at the back.

Wouldn't there be much less drag?
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most of that is above the waterline
the black paint is where the boat naturally sits in the water under a normal load
pic related is USS Regan at sea, note that the bulb is just below the waterline, and all grey paint above
the downwards v shape of the bow stem (well, the modern steel equivalent) is to help the ship in heavy waves
during large storms, ships turn to face the waves and break the waves over the bow of the ship, instead of rolling over them sideways
this reduces the chance of capsize and reduces the area of the ship exposed to the worst of the weather
however, it can lead to large amounts of water coming up on deck, requiring the bilge pumps to work very hard
the downwards angle, sharp v shape, and large bow overhang helps break waves down and to the side
also, the Regan is a Nimitz class carrier, and has to be able to launch some pretty large planes, and that design gives it more runway space
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the americas cup is getting out of control
the boats are dope though
The flare also greatly improves stability, as the ship rolls the flare causes the center of the mass of water displaced (center of buoyancy) to move outward, causing the an increase in the effective righting arm (the distance from the center of buoyancy to the center of the ships internal mass), which pushes the ship upright again.
Are all the cables made of CF? lol
the sailors are all wearing helmets because they're moving so fast that an impact with the water could kill them without a helmet

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