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What does /n/ think of GCN?

Are they the only decent cycling channel on YouTube?
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I'm pretty sure if you type "how to wheelie" into YouTube you get about 6 different GCN videos all saying the same thing.
But it does
It's just not great at either
Lots of shilling but I think they genuinely nice people.
It's not shilling when they tell you it's advertisement
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>I'm gonna shill this product now
>this makes it not shilling

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How can I intimidate cagers that ride to close to me or go left in front of me? What's some sort of visual repellent? Do I need to carry a big baseball bat on my back?
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Get off the road, you fucking faggot
what happens when you crash and your precious chemical bottles leak all over you?

what happens when someone calls the police on the evil wizard throwing potions at the cars?
>we're not the most delusional, I think /pol/ has us beat
Great job, pat yourself on the back. While you're at it, give yourself another pat for not being institutionalised, which you should be, the whole lot of you who buy into this "we > them" mentality.
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If they cut you off, pull out a huge chain (doubles as a bike lock) and start swinging it in a counter-clockwise position, then knock off their mirrors, or shatter windows. Works every time. I feel like I have seen this on Premium Rush but that movie was awful.
>the whole lot of you who buy into this "we > them" mentality
kek is this a joke? Do you not see the irony in what you're saying?

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The car culture that we live in today pretty much began when the Ford Model T started to be made en masse on a moving assembly line starting in 1913. Was it a mistake?
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the key is to reduce the desire to travel anywhere
Car culture is something that is government installed. The automobile industry in the US was booming in the 1900s, and it turned into like 35% of the US economy very quickly.
And so the entire century was government intervention to keep the requirement for high automobile production. Forcing car infrastructure, cutting public transport, that sort of thing. It was all purposeful, and coordinated with intent to support the automobile industry. One of the biggest welfare queens in the US along with banks, agriculture, etc.
Why are you even here?

People are notorious for wanting things without realizing they can't be achieved without compromises.
You're the only one who cares, cupcake.

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So an A319 is lost.
He finds an A380.
He thinks it is his mother, who happens to be an A380.
But is it?
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God damn I hate that livery.
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Landor or go home I reckon.
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You know it, the Concorde was too sexy with that cheatline

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

>Bombardier Flexity Classic in Essen, Germany.
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>Spurdo Bank

It was a good thread
See you at >>1131325

I'm going to hit the image limit with Melbourne's oldest and newest operating trams.

Oldest: SW5.856, now running on the tourist-oriented City Circle.
Newest: E2.6053. Pictured at Thornbury on Route 11. Part of an order of 20 from Bombardier at Dandenong, fixing issues drivers previously had with visibility from the pylons.
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No way sweetie

Electric locomotives general?
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>ywn commute to work on a train coloured in British Rail Blue
there's no point to anything
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Nobody has posted Taurus yet?
Better fix that

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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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You should be building rail based public transit but it should be streetcar/lightrail based
You need proper suburban commuter trains and metro trains
6+ carriage EMU

Currently you have two too short subways, and some lightrail trying to substitute for trains
Not good enough
Metrolink is a massive JPA and one of the largest commuter railroads in the country. Service has steadily expanded since it started up 20 years ago across practically all of the LA basin. Measure M allows for several new light rail projects and bike paths (for all the bike fags on n), on top of light rail projects already underway.
Considering the region's size, Metrolink's schedule is atrocious (for instance, why do so many Orange County Line trains only begin their runs at Fullerton with no onwards connection to Union Station?) and the ridership reflects this (only around 40,000 a day).

I would honestly say that FrontRunner in Salt Lake City is the best commuter rail system west of the Rockies.
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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'.

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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Hello again /n/

Up for a third thread?

However I think the whole "unique locomotives" well is running dry by now.

Anyway, here is Aerolite of the North Eastern Railway which is based at the National Railway Museum in York. (As far as I know of that is.)
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S2 Anon from before again.

My recent magazine order from PRRTHS had come in a few days ago, along with a few design prints on the S2 as well.
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Neat, I recently found a page from a Lionel O Gauge catalogue from 1949 while I was online.
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I'll never get over how weird traction engine locomotives look.
They're designs are interesting.

Yet this one looks like an average traction engine.

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Disc brakes do fucking suck. There's no reason to have them unless you are doing MTB or Tandem riding

They're a fucking joke. A little inscrutable POS that you need to fidget with. A fucking V-brake with kool stop pads was all a normal person ever needed. Even THAT is overpowered

I feel for it. You fell for it. This fucking hype. Hydros are a fucking BITCH. they cost more than a bike should. BB7 is like a fucking caveman tech. Spyres are fussy little bitches


Fucking asshole bike companies. FUCK. Do not fall for it. The best V-brakes in the world (Avid single digit 7 SL (IMHO)) will barely cost you anything

FUCK 650b too

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Mech disk brakes aren't that bad. You have misconfigured brakes.
Or you did something stupid and didn't clean the rotors. You need to clean that shit with alcohol to clean grease off it. Pads too. Otherwise they'll be like greased rims.
It's clear you don't know shit, I own and have owned several bikes with vastly different setups, there's no way that someone would actually think that brifters don't feel way better than barends. The only reason i run barends on my commuter is because of how cheap and easy to service they are, and the retrogrouchy feel, even some Claris level shit would be better for the average cyclist.

disc brakes are better, period. Specially with carbon rims. Having the braking surface you outside the rim is way smarter than compromising the structure of the rim by jamming an object to the rim that's supporting your weight while bombing a descent at 80 km/h.
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>carbon rims.
>bar end shifter is soh guud XD
This, the downtube shifter is far superior

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If you were going to buy a bike that you wanted to last 100 years, passed down through your family, what would you pick?

The conditions are these: drop bar, geared. If you want to deviate that's fine, but I am looking to build as described.
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Stainless because it doesn't rust and is stronger, just don't go ultrathin, the closer to gaspipe, the more durable it will be.

Brazed because brazed is repairable, welded frames are much less so because the old welds have to be ground off without grinding too much off and weld throughs weaken the original tubing.

Unicrown is dumb.

Disc means wheels will last longer, but who knows what hub standard they'll be using in 100 years. If you go with rim brake wheels, the braking surface is going to wear anyways.

Steel chainrings are stupid because they're consumable.

Good luck finding a shitty heavy steel dropbar.
The only thing that'll last 100 years is a frame/handlebar and maybe wheels. The ball bearings would need replacing now and then, and the gearing wouldn't last 5 years.
You could buy a steel road bike from the 1980s and probably still be able to ride it with proper maintenance until 2117. Those things last forever as long as you protect the BB threads and change out the bearings and cables every year.
It would last longer if you made it a fixie
True, but gears are really nice.

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Does 4chan still like F40PH?
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How can Amtrak even compete?
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Lol. Thanks for the retro-flashback.

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Are they (or can be) a viable form of transportation, missing link between full- sized cars and public transport?
Let's discuss. Discuss about 1- or 2-people capable vehicles with roofs and engines.
Both modern and historic.
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How do you know that it was Noone who mentioned it? It was an anonymous post.
I assumed it. This design was revolution, other microcars are somehow ducklings compared with it.
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I know that cars regularly only have one or two persons in it. But hypothetically if every car had four passengers I'm pretty sure four microcars for a single person each would be more wasteful than four people in a regular car. So I think the missing link aren't microcars, it's carsharing.
Converting from chemical energy to kinetic energy to electricity and back to kinetic energy is not efficient.
not him and not a trainfag, but it works exceedingly well for the railroad industry

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When we run out of oil, why not just go back to riding horses instead of searching alternative fuel sources?
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A drought could easily wipe out a region's fuel
A drought could easily kill your horse
People are unaware of how cities REEKED of horseshit in the 19th century.

>In 1900, there were over 11,000 hansom cabs on the streets of London alone. There were also several thousand horse-drawn buses, each needing 12 horses per day, making a staggering total of over 50,000 horses transporting people around the city each day.

>To add to this, there were yet more horse-drawn carts and drays delivering goods around what was then the largest city in the world.

>This huge number of horses created major problems. The main concern was the large amount of manure left behind on the streets. On average a horse will produce between 15 and 35 pounds of manure per day, so you can imagine the sheer scale of the problem. The manure on London’s streets also attracted huge numbers of flies which then spread typhoid fever and other diseases.

>Each horse also produced around 2 pints of urine per day and to make things worse, the average life expectancy for a working horse was only around 3 years. Horse carcasses therefore also had to be removed from the streets. The bodies were often left to putrefy so the corpses could be more easily sawn into pieces for removal.

>The streets of London were beginning to poison its people.

Why don't you answer your own question by researching all the public health problems in cities caused by having horses all over the place all the time; here's the short answer: HORSE SHIT EVERYWHERE.
1. When we run out of oil, we're fucked. There's really no better way to put it. We don't just depend on oil for transportation, we depend on it for energy, medicine, manufacturing, and most critically in this circumstance, agriculture. Horses, like all living creatures, depend upon food for continued survival, and they need quite a lot of food as work animals if they're being used to pull carts or do long-distance runs. If we run out of oil, we will suffer famines so extreme that no historical precedent exists, and we'll be a lot more fucking conscious about how much food we consume and not really concerned about horses.

2. Horses, like all animals, are disease carriers, and they have to shit too. Their shit would often end up in the streets, where rain would push them to the gutters where people would eventually get sick from all the pathogens that would leak into the water or even become airborne. Horses becoming obsolete due to motorized transport helped stop a lot of those pathogens from spreading, since horses no longer needed to walk city streets.

3. We have a much easier, cheaper and less complicated method of non-motorized transport: bicycles. Should you be unlucky enough to survive the collapse of civilization, a bicycle will be your best bet of covering any large amount of distance because it has no reliance on fuel, spare parts are practically everywhere, it is mechanically simple and easy to fix, and maintenance is as easy as keeping the chains and gears greased and the tires pumped full of air. But if things go to shit, you most likely aren't going to be a nomad wandering through the post-apocalyptic landscape with your trusty rifle. You're going to be living behind guarded walls working a small ass farm like a serf from the dark ages, growing food for your noble in exchange for the continued protection from marauders on the outside. The apocalypse sucks.

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So do any of you ride your bicycle or mountian bike and smoke cigarettes?

Or have any of you smoked cigarettes and quit? if you have did you get a performance gain?

I ride my bike almost eveyday I am able to keep up with everyone a i ride with as I am new to this sport. I smoke cigarettes so i feel its holding me back, yet two guys that I ride with both smoke and have no issues.

So I am just curious to opinions and how many of you do or have smoked.
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In 2017-almost-2018, there is literally NO RATIONAL REASON to be smoking ANYTHING. The mountain of medical and scientific data that shows that it's not a matter of 'if', but of 'WHEN' you'll get cancer of one kind or another should be enough for anyone to decide to never start, or to quit immediately, and if you're any sort of athlete, especially an *endurance* athlete, you're literally *retarded* if you smoke anything, ever, since your lung health is absolutely vital to your performance. Furthermore tobacco companies have been proven over and over again to tailor their 'product' to be as *addictive* as possible, regardless of how inevitably *deadly* it is. Why would any sane person involve themselves with something that is sooner or later going to make them incredibly sick and probably kill them? If you're a smoker right now you need to destroy all of it and never buy any more ever again, and suffer through the inevitable withdrawal. You'll thank yourself later.
>inevitable withdrawal
I smoked a pack every other day during my Ph.D and quit cold turkey after I defended ezpz. Thanks for your contribution of firsthand knowledge.

I smoked for years while commuting in a major city. The cigarettes do affect performance.

You need to quit now. You already fucked yourself. Many people who get lung cancer get it 10 years after quiting, even. You must quit now

The best replacement is nicotine gum. Nicotrol 4mg classic is my favorite. Order on Amazon. I did a century ride after a year of zero exercise and nicotine gum made it possible. It's still addictive as fuck, no matter what people say. But not even 1/10 as carcinogenic as smoke. I've recently quit that as well. You're a dopamine addict and the only way out is months to a year of existential torture. You will always crave cigarettes, but it gets easier
there's MUH SCIENCE and there's "it feels good".
Guess what people care about more.
I smoke a lot. definitely hinders performance

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Walking is sort of like transportation!

How do you call out strangers with poor sidewalk etiquette? Like what do you do when you are walking on the correct side of the sidewalk and you end up face to face with some clueless faggot?
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That's why you should add pointing your index finger to the right when you put your left arm up to help retarded cages/other cyclists better understand your intent
Dubs tell the truth. Also thank you!
Or you just signal with your right hand which helps even the most retarded cagers to realise what is your intent. Do you really think pointing with your index finger is going to get noticed or make it any more obvious when you're signaling a right turn with your left hand to people who aren't aware of the official hand signal. And the people who do know of the hand signal probably will be able to realise your intent even if you use your right hand.
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objectively false in the UK
this is what is in the highway code, when on a two wheeled vehicle you are expected to extend your left arm to signal left and right arm to signal right
Half of your comment is irrelevant to my take on pedestrian traffic safety on sidewalks.
The only argument you attempted to make also misses my point on escalator: It's not about anyone's ability to stand with either hand but the dominant right-handed population's psychology and physiological tendencies.
I have no intention nor to nor did I argue about the side of driving / road traffic.

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