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ITT: The most painful saddle you've ever had

Literally fuck everyone who told me this was going to be comfortable and that it just needed "break-in".
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Brooks saddles get more uncomfortable with time past the brief initial break-in period, sorta like soft mattresses. All the parts you put weight on will bend out of the way and the extra material will push up on uncomfortable parts of your body.
>thick leather shoes or boots
modern shoes/boots are more comfortable than fashionable leather shoes or boots
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oops. thread is about shit saddles not good saddles. disregard
I always assumed there's no such thing as a comfy saddle because god knows I've never found one.

a e s t h e t i c Howard Edition

~Welcome to the /gag/~

This is where we discuss everything aviation related! Primarily GA, but commercial and military ops are welcome too!

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i still see shitloads of GA happening. you just have to check out the area near hangar 6. and technically a lot of the rinky dink airlines on that side of the island are not really airlines and technically air taxis.
>Have medical issue that keeps me from flying
>Treatment that might work is a medication that will also keep me from flying

Anybody else /grounded/?
>The characteristic of a written test, which measures small differences in achievement between students, is its
>Answer- discrimination

is it just me or is the FOI test retarded?
It makes more sense when you put it into practice but the majority of FOI is pedantic psychobabble.
What's the issue senpai

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old thread
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lube it up and wipe it off.
Don't know any. From the little research I did back in the day they're a lottery just like carbon, with some people claiming their wielding cracked and others that it didn't.
new thread

Post your favorite freight liners, /n/

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This is the ideal freight train. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.
I've seen it several times where they were shipped like that to be scrapped. They are far more commonly cut up on site like you said, though.
My sides are up there with the bunker fuel exhaust.
Is that an extra fuel tank so it can run for longer without refueling?
>Run longer without fueling
They already have 5,000 gallon tanks and run thousands of miles without fueling.

That's some natural gas that is mixed with the diesel to be cleaner and more fuel efficient on a trial basis.

Personal light electric vehicle thread.
Discuss everything, that has a motor and is not a power tool, motorcycle, car. Electrical bicycles, kick scooters with motor, unicycles. This sort of shit.
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Impressive. If that kid was a nog, there'd be newpaper articles praising his ingeniousness.
cute doggo
>Too big, doesn't have a motor.
What are you, weak and tiny?
>Imagine walking in +35 deg. c.
Don't have to imagine, live in Texas, ride and walk all year
>You can take transit with unicycle.
The niggers here would knife you if you showed up with a fucking unicycle
>Not sure, but I'm sure that you're gay. Go back to your faggot-filled fixed bike thread.
I ain't the weakass that can't pedal
>You can order japanese batteries, south korean or europoor batteries. Not only Shenzhen ones.
All them damn orientals and eurofags are the same, foreigners
>What are you, weak and tiny?
No, but I like when things work on me.
>Don't have to imagine, live in Texas, ride and walk all year
How? I just melt at t>25deg c
>The niggers here would knife you if you showed up with a fucking unicycle
Niggers can't run 20 km @ 20+ km/h
Redpill me on e-bikes. On conversion of usual bike to e-bike.
I want a pedal-assist and tiny 250W motor, just because I do a lot of stops on my route and I'm tired of accelerating manually.

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Can I siphon the power from a electric bike battery? Can you set it to not use any power during cycling?
>Can I siphon the power from a electric bike battery?
Some of them have USB out for powering phones etc
>Can you set it to not use any power during cycling?
Yes, just turn it off
>Can I siphon the power from a electric bike battery?
Yes, but why?
>Can you set it to not use any power during cycling?
Yes, just turn it off. But keep in mind, that hub motors without freewheel have some resistance to roll. Not significant, but noticeable, like going with under inflated tire.

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Post some uggos, lads
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Fuck off, that thing was gorgeous.
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>When your long running children's show runs out of ideas
That's pretty arousing actually
As an American I get exactly the opposite feel, it looks so weird to me to see trains where the back of the locomotive doesn't flow smoothly into the rest of the train.
You're ugly, this piece of history is beautiful

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Last thread hit the bump limit. Post here to talk about the trains and railways of the most passenger rail-dominated country in the world!

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I broke down and bought the mag, will scan properly soon. I don't think it is an E-1 respin. Nose looks more like one of the ALFA-X noses, very full bodied, like a ship bow.

The warthog one is insane, a whole car blown for the nose/cockpit.
>I've been on Eurostar, TGV, Acela, and one of the Italian HSR services (not sure exactly which) and none of them have come anywhere close to the way riding a 700-series feels.
Ride an ICE3 sitting directly behind the driver. Warning: ICE4 doesn't have that.
I don't think the 700 comes close.
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Those new E7/W7 Shinkansens are ugly on a level that even the early JR East E-series units would be proud of.

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We used to have locomotives like this in America.
They all got scrapped.
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Yes, doesn't make it any less stupid
damn straight
Most classes in Australia (made after 1875 at least) avoided the cutter’s torch.

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Lets get a high speed train thread going. What's your favorite?

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And after that there's an experimental train known as Dabusa which seems to be even more faster. It seems like the train was in China in 1950s, but then it's placed in a cave, locked up and buried, with no document left that could indicate where the train is at now
>if the T1 had issues with hammer-down forces on the rails
I don't believe this was the case. In fact, the reduced hammer forces were the reason the PRR opted for the experimental duplex locomotive designs in the first place.
>and violent wheelslip, I can only imagine what its even larger and more powerful big brother was like.
The wheelslip was the big issue. Like I said earlier, It's vague how much of it was from inexperienced train engineers going hard on the throttle, and how much of it was due to design issues.
The consensus as I've heard it is that the early PRR T1 models did suffer from incorrect equalization of the train's weight, and issues with the poppet valves, but that those issues had been all-but resolved through extensive rehab work near the end of the locomotives' lives, and the issues past that point were due to inexperienced crew.
The T1 was like the Ferrari of steam engines. If you opened up the throttle, the T1 would respond almost instantly. Thus when crewmembers used to smaller, less powerful locomotives were assigned to it, they'd often "peel out" since they weren't expecting the engine to be so responsive.
I don't know as much about the S1, but I don't think it ever received the modifications the T1 did. The T1 was a little less beefy, and yes, the primary concern in designing it was to make what was essentially a smaller S1, but by the end of the T1's lifespan, it's design had been greatly improved. I don't believe the S1 ever got the same level of attention.
They're both absolutely beautiful locomotives, though, and it's a shame neither type was saved from the scrap heap.

Like one of the flying hamburgers from WWII germany?
>flying hamburger

sorry, predecessor, the 61 001

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Discussion thread for /n/ related anime. Yowamushi is still airing.
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This, but you can only do it for a rather short time before you blow up.
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well yeah but this is Japan they can't exactly have one of the characters pull a Froome and spin up Zoncolan in 53x11 while fucked up on a million dollar a day gear habit and revving a hidden motor to the max, tho I guess that's kinda what a yowapeda character sprouting wings and powering past everyone on a climb imples winku winku nadoju nadoju desu nya
>just pedal faster
>secret technique of standing up in the saddle
>clipless adds 200% power

It's full of dumb shit.
>no one posted this motherfucker
I'm disappointed
Fuyune is love.

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Japan deals with Earthquakes, heavy rainfall, overcrowding. Completely the opposite of Europe.

What is it that makes the Japanese one work so much better? Is it just the culture?

Britain laments about rail privatisation, but the Japanese one is also privatised and still work 100x better.
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You can have a rapid metro service with fewer stations where people can change to local services. If there are traffic jams at streets for cars then having such system might be even faster.
However there is still this thing where most of American cities will never be close to e.g. Europe or Japan. In the US cities you can get by cara everywhere and park your car also everywhere, the cities are built for cars (with exception of some very dense downtowns such as NYC - the place where public transportation is actually an important thing), this is not a case of Europe or Japan, where all the cities and small towns have placs with narrow streets and big density and its hard to get there by car. Therefore people prefer public transport even in the case it is slower and less comfortable than car.

There is naturally low need of public transport in places which are vast and have good road infrastructure.

>My rough estimate is that you'd need 20 new separate lines and a good 400 or 500 stations to start making rail viable for more than a tiny proportion of the population.
Just make a central line with very few transfer stations. It will attract lots of people that travel for longer distances in the metro-area to the public transportation
>Just make a central line with very few transfer stations.

Unfortunately that kind of thing won't work either, the city is far too spread out and it's divided up by geography. I think the best way to explain LA's layout is that it's like a spider web, only with a few mountain ranges that extend radially from the city center and break the web up into "slices." Here's a fantasy metro system map that somebody did, I think it's a pretty good take on what we'd need to have a metro system that would actually make sense.
>Sounds like a meme to me
That other anon isn't completely wrong, like you say sprawl is the main issue, but also irregular car-centric urbanism.
OTOH, it's not true that that's soooo terrible for public transit, because main streets have very few traffic problems, so a well-planned bus system could cover the vast majority of area that isn't the sprawl suburbs with no more than one transfer between lines.
Which again comes down to two issues: First off, cities don't want to invest in public transit to actually have a good service (because few people use their current shitty service, thus they don't attract riders, so on, classic vicious circle); and it's also a cultural things, most americans outside the classic examples of public-transit rich cities just don't know their way around public transit, and they already expect it to be filthy, unreliable, uncomfortable and impractical. They also don't want to walk even 500 m from the bus stop to their destination, which in europe is like the common measure for public transit coverage.
Finally, however, with all the Uber and Lyft and whatever, all these arguments are rendered m00t to some degree, since people could just take the train and then catch an uber for a few bucks to get to their destination

1- it's true that less relevant cities right now aren't set up for comfortable public transit use and thus regional rail service loses potential
2- it's not true that this couldn't be solved to a certain degree
3- it's not true that THAT'S the reason why regional rail is pointless, since it's as easy as connecting to a taxi-type service

tl;dr-tl;dr it's mostly a meme, and regional rail would work if it offered a reasonably practical service. Greyhound works, so a train would too as a sort of "premium greyhound" that would be attractive to non-lower class people.
Oh, and I'll say one more thing, not all of europe is densely populated, yes, average density is way higher than in burgerland, but there's still smaller towns that are spread out in a similar way to american towns. This "le high density" is indeed a meme pushed by burgers who have never been to europe outside of big cities. Depending on which country, those small towns have decent public transport coverage, with regional rail for interurban movement, and bus lines for urban transport. Though a small town has less demand, it also means it has less traffic, so bus lines can get very high average speeds going of like 20 km/h, so they can efficiently cover much of the town.
I will say however that these services are not entirely cheap, so it depends on the country if this investment is made or not. France has pretty good local rail service, Switzerland has god-tier low-density public transit coverage, with even villages of less than 100 inhabitants getting at least an hourly or bi-hourly bus.
And the scary thing is that even the system you posted would probably have disappointing per-mile ridership due to how sparse the coverage was.

Prove me wrong
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OP is a faggot. Prove me wrong.
>Steel hypothetically has an unlimited number of flexes.

Only if it doesn't flex beyond the fatigue limit, but all bike frames go well beyond that.
It depends on the type of steel. Plain ol' CrMo and gaspipe will be more likely to simply bend than break. The air-hardened heat-treated CrMo and stainless are more brittle, and are more likely to snap. Not something that happens often, just like carbon grenading isn't something that happens often.
Carbon manufacturing techniques have improved enormously over the past decade, and continue to improve every year. Poorly made carbon frames have a lot of areas with lumps and wrinkles in the fabric and areas with too much resin, particularly around bends, which is where the spontaneous cracks would happen. Improved manufacturing techniques have resulted in much more uniform and smoother construction. There are also techniques that are starting to allow for drilling, multi-directional load-bearing (there are some carbon frames that accept racks and panniers now), S&S couplers, and so on, and good designers can make the frames crash-tolerant, too.

One of the biggest problems that carbon has now is that the frames tend to be way too stiff. Not really a problem for MTB. For road, there are ways around that, like Bianchi's CV tech (which works well) or the suspension systems that Calfee and Pinarello have tried (which really don't), or just by fitting wider tires. For compliance I'd still go with Ti or steel, but good frames built from either of those materials are as expensive as a decent carbon frame, anyway, since expertise is the most expensive part of any build.
>Are you training and racing?
If yes then you'll be at a disadvantage in both weight and stiffness.
>Are you only ever going to 'just ride'?
If yes then steel is fine -- but that being said, steel rusts, aluminum doesn't, and aluminum is lighter for the same strength as steel. Aluminum can be hand-welded so framebuilders can make them as easily as steel framesets. In the end the main advantage of steel bicycle framesets is cost, it's the cheapest material.
What snapped on them? I'm not much of a bike expert (I come to /n/ mostly for trains and aircraft), but I do know metal fabrication pretty well, and I'm guessing that more often than not if something fails it's a poor weld. That seems likely given that steel bikes are often at the cheap end of the scale and therefore get less care in welding, too, doubly so because the welds are often hidden with grinding and thick paint, unlike aluminum or CF bikes where manufacturers want to show off their materials and quality.

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Ok anon who thought the project was abandoned go on Union Pacific YouTube channel and find the latest update on the big boy
yes, it was in worse condition than first thought
>wasn't happing
they still think they an have it done for the sesquicentennial
I have faith
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Yeah, /n/ is probably the second slowest board on 4chan, after /3/.
And because you asked for more Big Boy pics, have one of Steamtown's very own 4012
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Literally better than UP

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Post locomotives you'd name after the girl. It can be from any railroad from any era, but it has to be a nice one.
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God those nipples are puffy.
The UP GASturbine Locomotive
1-B-1 experimental gas turbine locomotive
Jews love gas

PRR K4 outfitted with streamlining designed by everyone's favorite Jew, Mr. Loewy himself.

>tfw Anne and her family were barred from immigrating by that Y*nkoid Commie Roosevelt
>tfw 10 year old Anne will never be delighted to go to the 1939 World's Fair with her father and stare in awe at Pennsy's steel giant
>tfw Anne will always die, lonely and cold, in what can only be described as Hell on Earth because the wrong side won the Civil War



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