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So /n/ I'm planning on getting a new fixed gear for the winter. But should I get track/pista bars or Drop bars?
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>>1135761
Actually most track riders nowadays use road compact drops, and spend half of the race on the "hoods"
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>>1135770
>Actually most track riders nowadays use road compact drops
This is true
>and spend half of the race on the "hoods"
This is false.

The switch to compact drops was mostly to allow for the use of shorter headtubes for increased aero/stiffer front end without having the drops fall lower than the front tire.
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>>1135023
It knifes through a lot of stuff that bogs down knobblies and it just skates over a lot of ice. Skids are easier to pull off and a lot safer than handbrakes in crappy conditions also.
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>>1135770
I've never seen someone ride on the hoods during a race, sometimes only right after a race. But I never said that track riders rode the generic pista style bar, I said what the generic pista style bar's riding characteristics are and what you can expect with them
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Dont forget to get rid of those brakes guys, could save your life

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>Be LA Circa 1950s-60s
>tell PE it's ok to rip up its system and replace it with busses bc busses are the way of the future and what the public wants
>public hates busses
>public turns to cars instead
>develop monster freeway system in response
>freeways end up being heavily congested, a drain on the taxpayer, and contributing to terrible smog
>new generations wants solution to congestion and burden of owning a car
>Pass a tax measure that allows you to essentially rebuild a streamlined version of what you ripped out 60 years earlier
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At least LA has even arrived at the epiphany finally, and is not only expanding the light rail but also completely revamping building codes and zoning for higher density.

Other cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Houston or Atlanta are still head-on fallin' 4 sprawlin'.
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>>1134747

Metrolink will undergo an entire overhaul thanks to CAHSR though. Prop 1A will force the creation of run-through tracks, allowing Metrolink to halve their lines (meaning remaining lines hit all the same stops but with double the frequency). Meanwhile electrification talk will get serious within the next twenty years.
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>>1134805
Houston anon here, the sprawl here is so fucking bad. Here a one hour commute by car is a normal day for some people. Fuck.
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Not only is Measure M a great thing by itself, but it also serves as an embarrassing reminder to the Bay Area that they're falling behind on transit funding.

A bunch of the LA Metro projects got accelerated to be done in time for the Olympics, rather than the ~2035 some were originally scheduled for.
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>>1134747
FrontRunner has less than 20,000 daily riders and serves a small metro area. There's nothing special about it.

I was reading up on adjustments and some guy mentioned some brake manufacturers don't recommend pulling enough cord through to have the brake arm slightly engaged during rest.

Pic related is my brake arm, I'm a newbie at this, should I let all the slack out until the brake arm moves down all the way and then tighten (after getting the slack out)? Or is it fine the way it is? What are the cons to having the brake arm slightly engaged?
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>>1135567
It's called pre-loading and it's often used to make sure there is no slack in the line that needs to be taken up before the brake engages.

The only drawback I could see is that it limits the movement of the arm and can cause a very short engagement if you overdo it.

What are you trying to adjust exactly? What's wrong with the brake currently?
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>>1135569
The brake was just too slack, like I said I'm a newbie so the more I'm learning the more it seems like I'm taking the long way around but from what I can gather right now I should just be adjusting from the caliper to get the rotor centered and then the barrels for accuracy, no need to actually pull the cord through unless it really was slack for some reason
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Think about the angle of pulling a rope tied to a arm on an axle, and the spring that pulls the arm back to zero. It does it best at 90 degrees. At ~130 degrees it struggles.

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Stop arguing about stupid things and go ride your bike.
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thanks sheldon
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>>1132973
>pretends all pro riders don't ride with caliper brakes
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>>1132971
>>1132973
>>1132975
>>1132979
>>1133013
>>1133025
I have 2 bikes, one has calipers the other discs.
I like and ride both of them.
Both work
Both brake strong enough to lock up wheels.
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>>1132973
>track bike
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Rode 27 miles this weekend, what did you guys ride?

Anyone know what's the situation for the network there?
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>>1136052
Yekshemesh!

In Americas, many people ride on trains to get around. This seem very faster than riding on back of truck by slave children.

Now Kazakhstan has it's own train, we try ride, yes?
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>>1136068
By situation, I'm talking about aspects like market share, experience, network comprehensiveness, connectivity and such.
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>>1136068

No other country has had its reputation single handedly destroyed by a movie like Kazakhstan has.
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>>1136070
One of the reason why they wanted to change coubtry nane to Kazakh Eli ?

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Hey, resident cager here with not the most riding experience but I still like to lurk- I see a lot of riding stories being retold and the inevitable road raged soccer mom/chad etc encounter comes up. I've gotta ask, level with me guys because I see this a lot, are ya all REALLY 'almost literally dying' as much as you say?
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>>1135923
Maybe if you all stop using baby words like 'cager' in unironic ways, other people won't get annoyed with you.
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>>1136077
stay assmad cager piece of shit
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>>1135937
>writing a huge paragraph
>"I'm not worried"
I'm not convinced.
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>>1135966
>>1136057
>>1136078
t. 12 year olds on winter break
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>>1136078
>says owns more than one bike plus a car and a motorcycle
>"assmad cager"
autism

Does anybody else use a longboard for city transportation. I've commuted to my workplace on my board only three times but plan to do it more as it's more fun than cycling. It's 3 miles each way and takes 25 mins. It seems to be better exercise for your core however it's less cardio unless you're really caining it.
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>>1135900
>I bike for fun...
That doesn't contradict what I said.
For commuting scooter > longboard.
>superior braking, steering, portability
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>>1135901
There's your problem, thinking push scooters are only for children. Broaden your horizons.
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>>1135901
Yes, just like your children's board
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What's going on here with people advocating scooters even though the crummiest 20 inch folding bike would be a better option? Scooters are shit, skateboards are shit, the standing up on it on one leg half the time and pushing with the other is extremely taxing on your body. It's the wheeled equivalent of doing skips instead of walking.
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DH rider checking in

I want to get some covers I can wear on sneakers when bicycling that completely cover them to not get bike grease on them. Any suggestions?
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Guys seriously this sucks. I wear a backpack to commute to work and it's not really comfortable to carry a shitty pair of sneakers in my backpack to wear while I bike and my nicer pair that I wear to work

How do people avoid getting grease on their shoes? I'm not talking about it flying off the chain, I mean just like your outsole brushing the edge of the exposed chain is pretty easy to happen and that fucks up shit
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>>1134710
how would you be able to clip in through those bags?
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>>1135965
I don't really have this problem. Are you using tiny ass pedals or something? Get some decent grippy platforms - vice or saint or similar - so you don't have to scrape your feet against the chainring constantly because you're afraid you're going to slip

Also, I pretty much have dedicated bike shoes anyway because if it rains I'm not going to wear the soggy shoes at work. So I leave my office shoes at the office

Lastly, you should probably have a rack and panniers if you're making a regular habit of this commuting thing. Your life will improve dramatically
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>>1135965
Clean your chain.
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https://www.drysteppers.com/blank-rwrlr/ds-clear

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Opinions on the Honda accord?
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Love my 2012. I deeply regret not getting the V6, which has like 100 more hp, WAAAY more torque, at the cost of 1 mpg.
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I went from an old explorer to it, it suits my needs well. Ask me anything
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Had an 1995 Accord, lasted 20 years. It was a great car, though in its later years the muffler had issues and rust appeared at the wheel wells.

Also the previous generation looks a lot better than the current one.
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>>1136042
y do u keep posting ur car here
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>>1136064
Cuz it triggers like a soylent lattĂȘ

some kid crashed into me and when i got up my pedals would just spin easily and now my bike won't ride

what do
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>>1135988
>>1135994
Are u thick?
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>>1135997
No, that's just how the sweats make my legs look.
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>>1135999
Are you a grill?
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>>1135980
>>1135999
>>1136007
show bob, OP didn't know chain needs to go on pedals. Must be a qt 3.14 biker grill
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>>1135980
>now my bike won't ride
Bike not supposed to ride you.

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BEST TRANSPORTATION AROUND!

...

What happened? Where did the seaplanes go? All that seems to be left is shitty and less reliable floatplanes...
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>>1130002
I CAME
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>>1130017
>>1134120

muh
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>>1128451
I'll never understand why they aren't using seaplanes at some islands. You have these very difficult runways that require special ratings to land at.

Just land in the water and taxi up onto the ground.

>muh salt water
just drive the plane through a car wash.
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>>1136061
Soviets are crazy.

>ok, comrade aerospace bureau chief. we want a bomb that is a seaplane. It must also be capable of vertical takeoff and landing, and be super sonic.
>anything else comrade commissar ?
>you fail and off to the gulag!

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helmetfags why? explai/n/
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If I were to pilot a bicycle I would wear a helmet because I know how severely one can be injured by a fall at walking speed, let alone moving at bike speed. I don't wear a helmet though because I work at a meaningful job of economic significance and I drive my car to to work.
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>>1135089
you legit can punch magpies in the chest and they usually stop. i dont mean using your full strength like youre trying to obliterate it, just enough to hurt it
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>>1135783
Won't the magpie shred my fist apart with its break if I tried to punch it? What am I supposed to do, wait until it tries to dive at me, then turn around to face it and try to punch it while it's diving for my head? All the while hoping I don't lose an eyeball?
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>>1135960
Wow
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>tfw I actually listened to all the safety posters in elementary school telling me to always ride with a helmet
>tfw I didn't have to learn that lesson by crashing into something

feels good man

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how would you have fixed it?
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>>1135356
didnt he ruin eastern?
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>>1135350
by not blowing up flight 103
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>>1135350
I wouldn't have. I'd do the opposite. Then I'd bet on the company's failure and short its stocks
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>>1135864
kek
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>>1135356
That might have worked actually

Discussion thread for /n/ related anime. Currently airing on Mondays - Yowamushi Pedal S3
Last thread >>1049912
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Random Amtrak cameo
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>>1134669
That's because it was a Masaaki Yuasa anime, the god of over-stylized animation.
I wish he made a cycling anime
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Any animes that deal with a form of transportation, which includes a blimp and a train?
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>>1135991
anon he did.
ep 3 of The Tatami Galaxy is about joining a cycle racing team

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What bike lock should I use?
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shotgun on the seatpost
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Who muhc munnay??
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Look at what people are using for locks wherever you plan to leave your bike and get a lock that better than theirs.
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>>1136031
Masterlock, there's a reason why they're so well known and successful.



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