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Amtrak rainbow era.
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>>1116757
Of course you can do that, you will just never have Japan-levels of passenger rail or American levels of freight but be mediocre in both.
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>>1116775
Japanese freight rail has actually been on an upward trend though, since all the old truck drivers from the '80s and '90s are retiring and nobody is replacing them.
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>>1119496
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>>1111446
It'll happen Trumpkin wont be president forever.

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Well thanks to this board i have become obsessed with the cannondale delta v1000.
I have searched high and low and they are not available at ANY price.

Thanks for crushing dreams i should never have even had.
Yes , i fell for the collectible bike meme :(
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>>1076931
Honestly, bicycle blue book is not very reliable. They take the MSRP and run it through a generic formula.
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>>1114581
>>1114579
>>1114575
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>>1118455
we should make an /n/ bloobook with real world numbers.
The problem is that so few delta v1000s ever change hands, the value is hard to judge.
We will just have to wait till they start hitting christies auction house to find out what they are really worth
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>>1118455
Does anyone have even an estimate on tha actual value of one of these?
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>>1119512
Like $200, if that. Why do you care so much? If you have one and you're expecting to make big by selling it you won't, and if you want to buy one then you're just an idiot.

What's the worst airline you have ever been on? Share your stories.
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>>1119126
You need to be thankful them PRC nationals didn't shit on the floor.
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>>1119406
There were a few old ladies, Chinese I assume, who decided to sit in the floor of the aisle and shell peas as well. Fuck Air China.
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>>1115652
I fly a ton, mostly JetBlue and Southwest domestically. I flew spirit last weekend and it honestly wasn't that bad, other than the seats not reclining and the shitty legroom on the older leather seat-equipped aircraft I was in on the return leg.

Their fleet is more or less brand new, I saved hundreds compared to Southwest or JetBlue's fares that weekend, and I cared fuck all about the legroom or having to pay for everything because it was just a 1 hour flight.

You'd be retarded to use Spirit for anything longer than NYC->Chicago, but it's perfectly good for short haul travel when Southwest or JetBlue's fares for a given trip are higher than they should be.

Honestly, the worst airline experiences I've had are when I forget to check in on Southwest and end up with a high C boarding group number on a busy flight in a 1990s vintage aircraft. I flew an old 737-300 with them in 2015 that I could have sworn had a bad yaw damper as a particularly bad bit of turbulence damn near put us into a dutch roll. Only time I've ever felt that, desu.
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>>1119442
Also, worst cabin crew I've had have all been on Delta/United/AA. The worst overweight post-menopausal cunts and brainless affirmative action hires all seem to work for those three. Southwest's cabin crews are GOAT, JetBlue's are right behind them, and Spirit are sometimes apathetic but at least they're all young and cute for the most part.
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>>1119444
i actually know several cute grills who are fas for delta

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When assembling a modern headset with cartridge bearings (cane creek for example), do I need to give the pieces a coat of grease or is this a thing of the past?
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>>1119369
yes, modern serviceman use semen
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>>1117165
so this is what 4chan looks like in real life
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>>1119448
yeah, absolutely pimpin
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>>1119369
A very, very thin coat keeps moisture out and prevents creaking. It is not needed for lubrication, but still a good idea for other reasons.

Lets post them all , rvs , vans , boats, blimps, whatever ya got.
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Trying to acquire this mobil water house
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>>1119162
you cant live in a blimp or a train or a blimptrain
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#comfy

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Are these things actually worth the investment, or is this just another meme?

I currently have a full-suspension enduro bike, but the local trails are more or less muddy or snow-covered for over six months of the year.
Do fatbikes have any actual benefits in mud in particular compared to normal bikes or are they a waste of money and a funny novelty bikes at best?
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>>1118953
Underpowered overpriced pos desu
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>electric fatbike
wtf.jpeg
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Some anons need extra help on them hills m8
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Fat bikes and electric seem like a natural match indeed
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>>1119065
Yeah, and an electric bike will give them enough help to get them somewhere they shouldn't be.

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>Destination
>How much did it cost
>Value for money
>Mode
>Single/ return
>How long did it take
>How far
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>From the west of England to north London and back for a job interview
>Cost £73.50 return
>Paid for by the company so great but otherwise a bit pricey. Prebooked tickets are usually about 40% cheaper
>trains ( 4 changes including a stint on the underground in london)
>return
> about 3 hours and 40 minutes to travel 200 miles because of the changes in Bristol & London and local trains at each end.
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>>1119218
Manhattan to Brooklyn. It's a short distance as the crow flies but not usually walking/biking.
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Kawagoeshi station
1,910 yen
Pretty fucking expensive since changing from jr to Tokyo metro to Tobu.
Rail
Single
2hrs and like 45 mins
40 miles
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>College from home in Dublin
>€4.70
>2/10
>Train
>Return trip on an electric travel card, which provides a "discount" from €6.15
>25 minutes
>about 13 km
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>From where I work in Tochigi to where I live in western Tokyo
>94,000 yen per month for a pass
>Paid for by the company, so great!
>Three regular trains and a shinkansen
>One month pass
>A bit under 2 hours
>uhh a long fucking way

broken spokes edition

Post your bike touring stories, questions, setups, advice, plans, or pictures.
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>>1119179
3x underwear
3x socks
1x thick socks
1x synthetic tights
2x drawstring shorts
2x short sleeve merino
1x tight longsleeve merino
1x loose longsleeve merino
1x light pyjama bottoms
1x tough cotton button up longsleeve shirt
down vest
thin synthetic windproof layer w hood
event waterproof shell
gloves

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>>1119179
Fair weather:
1 set of cycling clothes:
bib shorts
shirt
wind breaker
socks
SPD sandals
cycling gloves

1 set of not-cycling clothes:
pants
shirt
boxers
spare socks

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>>1119281
>>1119283
Super interesting posts, thank you
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>>1106868
I toured a bike just like yours, makes me miss mine so much. Rode it from LA to SF and back. So much fun.

Honestly the onky things id recommend to you is better tires then stock ones, a good seat, and some handlebar ends for different hand positions. Oh and the rear wheel definitely need something stronger, on my first tour with the bike i snapped a couple spokes, next wheel i got had 40 spokes overkill but more confident with more weight on the back.

Other then that enjoy the road.
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>>1118440
follow your dreams

>>1118773
this time yes. we didn't realize the place was closed but after 7 hours of riding there was really not much choice but to go in and setup. we tried to stay somewhat hidden but still had a pretty sweet lake view.

>>1119179
this time of year:
bibs under pants
synthetic t-shirt
synthetic long sleeve
rain shell
spd shoes with a substantial sole

for camp:

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sexy car thread
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>>1119027
In addition to (mostly percieved) safety and comfort concerns (drive a tiny car at high speeds for a while and you know that these are valid), it's to a large part that people actually want to use that car for more than just commuting. Sure, 90% of the time they'll use it alone, but getting a second car or a rental just to able to do that weekend-trip with the kids would simply cost too much.
Besides, the difference in fuel consumption and parking abilities between a smallish four or five-seater and, let's say, a Smart are pretty much negligible anyways, while the amount of things you can do with that car is considerably larger.
Obviously, very few people need a big SUV. However, up to a minivan or a station wagon, it's often simply the choice to have a car for multiple purposes.
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>>1119096
> but getting a second car or a rental just to able to do that weekend-trip with the kids would simply cost too much.
Sure, but I'm talking about the people that don't have kids or aren't always giving friends or family lifts. It wouldn't be the largest market but it's not like it's tiny either.

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>>1119053
If we're comparing a Copen or MX5 to an SUV then fine, but that's not really what I was talking about. The people I'm talking about wouldn't be driving SUVs, they'd be in smaller 5 seat sedans and hatchbacks. The amount of protection from front and side impacts would be the same, rear protection would be less but then that's one of the impacts that you're less likely to die from anyway.
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Where the fuck are the mods.
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>>1118909
2cv Charleston
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cappucino

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/comfy/cub edition
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Enough of this A&P/FBO shop talk BS, and let's get back to some REAL GA discussion.

I just soloed this week, and I didn't kill myself. How much longer after that did it take most folks here to get their PPL? I'm flying 2-3x a week fwiw.
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>>1118946
30 or 40 hours. what part of the country are you in?
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>>1119131
Mid-Atlantic, my program frontloads us with airwork, etc and so at this point all I have to do is finish the Sporty's course and knock out my nights and cross country flights to be eligible, while polishing up on my turns, ground reference maneuvers, and slow flight on my own.

I'm in the low 20's for total time right now and my instructor seems to think that I'll be ready by 35 hours, and that's including some self-directed airwork and pattern work.
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Who here is generally aviating this weekend?

Should be flying a 150 tailwheel, a cub, and maybe a Seneca if everything pans out how I want it to.
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>>1119456
Lucky. I'm working this weekend, but next week I'll be getting in some hours in the ol' 172S.

Can any eurobros give me price run downs on Canyon offerings in Europe?

I'm curious to see if Canyon has decided to fuck over the US customers now that its selling here.

I seem to remember last year the Inflite sold for about 1900 USD but it came with some Reynolds that retailed for about $1200 per individual sale, these are DT swiss and retail for about $500.

How much does the Aeroad with Dura Ace sell for in Europe?

Its $5800 here

How much do the Ultegra Aeroad or Endurace sell for?
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5854 US dollars. Combine with the fact that we actually earn less and yeah.
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>>1118930
Giant Retard more likely.
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>>1118949
',:^)
Are u teh dumbs?
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>>1118930
backed
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>>1118289
They added full Ultegra level now. Prices seem fair with Ultimate 8.0 being 3599 and Aeroad 8.0 at 3499

should bikes ideally be fixed gear?
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>>1119329
Fuji Feather
Hope you live on flatland though
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>>1119368
>>1119335
Is Linus Pronto any good?
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>>1118884
A fixed gear the rear cog is FIXED to the rear wheel. If the back wheel is spinning, so are the pedals. You slow down and stop by slowing down your feet. You can pedal backwards and the wheel will move backwards. A singlespeed cog only pulls the wheel forward, so if you stop the pedals the back wheel keeps spinning.
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>>1119021
Cons
>They dont look cool

get a load of this guy
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>>1119021
Cons
>They don't look cool

get a load of this guy

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Is 1x a meme?

I can't figure out any genuine advantages of it?
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>>1118495
More reliable
Lighter
Simpler
Frees up frame design
Despite what most people assume,you still have the same range of gears, just bigger gaps/no redundant gears.

For mountain biking, imo, they're the way to go. It's much more reliable, you dont have a jumpy chain, but best of all, it's less to fuss with. All you need to worry about is shifting up or down, which is a huge deal when you want to be focusing on dealing with tricky terrain trails.

on road bikes it's pretty useless. the advantages arent that great, and roadies are gonna want to be able to have the exact ratio they want. it has its niche uses like crits and messengers in hilly areas who want a compromise between a fixie and a compact double. It's really mostly a mountain biking thing. hard to explain it unless you've done mtb on a double and a 1x.
>>1118505
1x is easier on chains because the front derailleur is the roughest on chains.

>>1118546
>more maintenance

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>>1118964
>1x is easier on chains because the front derailleur is the roughest on chains.
the derailers don't do much damage to the chain though
crosschaining does do damage though, since the pull on the chain is at an angle, causing more friction
you also have more wear on the cogs because the chain is leaving them at a higher angle, increasing the amount it rubs against the teeth
single speed or igh drivetrains go through chains much slower, the lack of crosschaining is a big part of that, although the fact they can use a wider chain helps too
>there's less maitnenance because you don't have to dick with a front deraileur
but that's pretty much true on bikes with a 2x or even a 3x setup
the front mech is simple as fuck, its one of the only moving things i never have to fuck with
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>>1118988
>the front mech is simple as fuck, its one of the only moving things i never have to fuck with
MAYBE for road bikes? Keep in mind 1x is mainly on full suspension mountain bikes that are seeing serious abuse. I've dealt with a lot of bullshit from them
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>>1118871
>If someone doesn't equip their bike properly it won't work
Next you'll tell me tubeless is retarded because you saw some guy try to ride his bike with a tubeless tyre on the front and no tyre at all on the rear.
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>>1118495
>I can't figure out any genuine advantages of it
In the case of SRAM, it's a way to avoid admitting they've never managed to design an effective front derailleur.

/BRT/ Bike Racing and Training -- "Winter is coming edition"

Previous thread (currently on auto-sage): >>1082557

IN THIS THREAD, we discuss:
* Training for bike racing (road, MTB, track)
* Bike racing tactics and strategy
* Bike handling skills relating to racing (pacelining, maneuvering within the pack, blocking, when to attack, etc)
* Your races
* Pro races
* Equipment choices (including power meters, heart rate monitors, etc)
* Anything and everything relating to bicycle racing and training

When discussing power, post W/kg (watts per kilogram), not just watts.


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does anyone else mash in the 53x11 into headwinds at like 60rpm and 400 watts on group rides just to trigger people? The best is when someone behind you gravitates towards your cadence and then gets gapped and you hear multiple downshifts in a row before they get back on
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why is c.m so strong? it's literally giving me a boner and making me feel gay, jesus dude, you better stop you fag!
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>>1119091
>280W FTP
>150kg hamplanet
>1.87W/kg
>probably sweating buckets, huffing and puffing like a steam engine the entire time, just this side of cardiac arrest
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>>1113960
>>1114322
>>1114325
>>1114337
>>1114453
>>1114480
>>1117350
>>1119035
>>1119400
>No space between the number and the unit symbol
Please re-read the SI Brochure.

>>1113977
>>1114173
>>1114734

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>>1119365
Irish genetics?

Last thread nearly dead.

Kona Lava Dome 2017 for ~300 euros, yay or nay?
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>>1119228
Nah dude, it's still way expensive.
>halfords
>health check
>serious
>fucking HALFORDS
Pass
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>>1119363
Is the Tequesta still a definite pass?

Everything on Ebay that will deliver to me is way overpriced.

Any recommendation on a newer bike? It's my first one I just wanna fuck around and get groceries.
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>>1119394
I just saw the Tequesta
As the other guy mentioned, if everything works as it should, get it. Looks in pretty good condition.
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>>1119413
Atm it's either that or going ham and buying a Specialized Allez, of which the old man is willing to chip in half the price as a gift



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