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Post ‘em, boys.

39 miles of gravel today.
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>>1238842
>>1235682
>>1235487
Let the record show, this stupid faggot has no bike. Just a bus pass and a hot keyboard.
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>>1239213
I do sweetie. Why so serious?
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>>1239194
busted a few of those to back in my bmx days... :D

just got a new set for the cruiser for $30 with bearings... I just cant spend any decent money on a 30 year old bike that I only ride to the store or the gym.
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>>1239219
>sweetie
Fuck off domane boy
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>>1239861
?

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Come take shelter and post some of your favourite extremely large or interesting vehicles. (Both from history/fiction)

Other Anons discuss the geopolitics of the deployment of such terrors.
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>>1205086
might work.

just get it fast enough that top tier jet fighters can launch and land without cats and hooks and you really got something.

be OK to cruise at maybe 80 mph and boost to maybe 120 for carrier ops and other combat.

If it could put 200ft of "daylight" under itself in a pinch I bet about every current anti-ship missile would miss it, especially if it shot a bunch of chaff under itself to simulate big solid hull.

Of course, if doing 120+ and 200ft over the ocean and you do take a big hit, the wipe out could be epic.
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http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/VS%205.htm

VS 5 was an experimental semi-submersible torpedo boat (Versuchs Schnellboot) completed in 1941 and based on a 1938 patent by a Berlin dentist. The intended armament included two 21in torpedo tubes and two 2cm cannon. Its fate after 1941 is unknown.
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>>1217416

Anyone still riding a bike with elastomer suspension?
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>>1239778
Doesn't that basicly work only for one rider weight and temperature and gets horrible over the years?
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>>1239781

That was in the 90's. You think someone would have developed better compounds. It is the kino suspension system for most riders.
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>>1239821
And who might these riders be?
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>>1239821
What compounds exactly are you talking about?
How does one adjust a elastomer suspension?

How does it compare to airspring?
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looks ugly

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Any working pilots here?

What can I expect getting my pilots licence workwise?
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>>1239774
>Why?
I'm just interested if you lie or not
>Where are you from?
CIA
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>>1239777
I'm not trying to discourage you.
For some people aviation is very rewarding.
It depends on what you want out of life.
Being a airline pilot will severely limit your ability to accomplish other things amd to me it got to a point where it became very tiresome. Then i would think about the future and realize that it would be like that until the day i retire.
That's why i left.
But there are people who don't wanna do anything else and are satisfied with living in and out of hotels, going out with the crew and occasionaly sleeping with flight attendants.
Those people won't have much to complain about.
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>>1234823
>Tech giants, Boeing and Airbus, startups all over are working to develop fully self flying airliners.
Trump is in office, the technomarxism buck stops with him.
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>>1233174
Sounds cool. And everytime an european girl gets raped by an african migrant you get to wonder if it was you who made it possible.
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>>1239782
Thanks for info.
I still don't know, if I should become or not, because it looks like that 1/2 of people seem to be fine with job, while other half just quits or keeps whining about low salary and so on.
Really, just black and white, no stuff in the middle, and it concerning me quite much.

What is it with fat people and racing bikes?
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>>1239002
you might want to lose more weight, especially if you're a fucking road cyclist, jesus christ.

I fluctuate between 70 and 80kg and i'm 188cm or 6'2
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>>1239002
I'm 1,60m and weight 60 kg, however my upper body is long and my legs are short.
My skinsuit is only tight on my legs and flaps around on my waist, despite beeing sieze XS.
My sieze S jersy required extensive modification to fit properly.
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>>1239020
Bust out the Singer and make your skinsuit fit properly anon.
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>>1237637
This picture triggers me, as a cyclist losing my form I might not eat for a week now
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>>1239024
I plan on doing that.

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I am a designer and manufacturing guru that is looking to get into a full production facility creating a wide variety of Work Bikes and am motivated to take my ideas all the way to market.

I am in the spotlight as a vendor from years of appealing to major corps and small businesses to use our vehicles as a replacement for the motorized fleets that are in use today. I also have a huge market waiting with many nations that are looking for these to hit the streets in mass, but are waiting for the right concept to be made for their needs.

So asking /n/ what's your opinion on Work Bikes and employment on a bike or trike?

Would you :

1) Work in a factory that manufactured/assembled Work Bikes and Trailers for Personal Use Markets and Commercial Fleet retrofits?

2) Would you take a job employed as a rider of a fleet of Work Bikes if the positions were readily available in your area, and a thriving network was established to employ hundreds by bike. Delivering for EBay Now, Amazon, UPS, FedEx, Dashed, Mr. Delivery, Etc.

3) Would you value the creation of a personal use trike or trailer that could replace the normal everyday uses of a motorized vehicle?

Just asking for people's opinions and to start up a decent discussion
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>>1236099
>1
Yes, have some experience in that field.
>2
Yes, I am fit enough for that.
>3
Maybe not a trike since they are slow and probably ride like shit, but a affordable dutch-style cargo-bike would be interesting, especialy with a pedal-assist option since a loaded cargo-bike is pretty heavy.
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I am seeing these types of businesses popping up everywhere and they are the rage IMO

I want to create a Taco Trike that can deep fry and cook in place, but keep food warm on the go too.
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>>1236099
Definitely, whether it's manufacturing, transporting, or working the fleet itself. I already use my bike to occasionally work food delivery but I enjoy it even if I make chump change. I always wanted to try the pedicab market.
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>>1236099
WTF is a "work bike"?

I'm picturing something like the 700USD handmade "work boots" I saw once
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If you're expanding beyond two wheels, at what point would it make sense to run four? Imagine loading the entire steering/braking requirements of >>1236284 into a single front wheel at anything other than a crawl. Mass-producing a four-wheeled human powered vehicle would create an extremely versatile platform, achieving far beyond the parameters of a trike.

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hello, i have a 9kg good alu bike with 105 (felt f75, similar to a cannondale caad).

im considering an upgrade to a carbon bike. thinking on 3k and buying something used (can wait),new is better and could pay a bit more.

first big question: going from a 9kg to a 6-7kg carbon bike that may be aero, will my biking experience improve considerably? or are we just talking aboutmarginal gains? i do race but not pro obviously,but im more concerned about the feel. will it feel a lot better?

and.. what would you recommend , going the aero or the lightweight route. right now theres a sub 6kg super six evo here, other nice option is a new canyon aeroad (7.2kg aero). what do you guys think? scott foil are sexy but pricier,should i consider anything else? between a lighter supersix evo and a aeroad, what would yo do?

feel free to give your true opinions.. some friends say the money spent is not worth it, bike will feel kinda the same.. im not sure.. 9 to 7 feels like a lot.. thnks!

PS: never ridden a high end carbon bike, shit, not even a carbon bike. thats why i ask
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>>1234083
>second service
>5 winters
Are you some kind of wheel collecting autist or do you just never service your wheels?
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>>1237442

ignorant mothefuka here. how often should you service your wheels? is it a self doable job or better done by some mechanic? ive changed motors and handlebars , callibrate brakes gears etc. but have never messed with wheels. from hubs to true'ing em.
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>>1237469
If the wheel has side to side play when secured to the fork/dropout, or if the hubs don't feel nice and smooth, it's time for a disassembly, cleaning, and repacking with delicious fresh grease.
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>>1231671
Dude just buy some mavic wheels for 350$

Racing meme tubles tyres and sealent 80$

And dengfu china bike garbon frame, fork and seatpost
Congratz your bike is now 2 kg lighter for 1500 USD

Used garbon frames are at the end od its life or repaired. Thats why they are seling it
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So I'll ask this here because there's a lot of talk on carbon wheels..

My tubeless recently exploded and I had to take 2 buses home with a 'flat' and I'm thinking for other factors that my rim/tube isn't going to be repairable, I also just don't trust it after it blew up for no goddamn reason in sight.

So brings me to repurchasing some tread (sawtooth 43mm are excellent) and now I'm thinking hard on buying some new rims. I always wanted to match my rim width with the tread, or come within 5 mm, so now's a better time than ever..

From what I've heard about aero-carbon is it has higher vertical compliance and higher lateral stiffness which makes sense in terms speed, so I'm sold on that concept.

Here is my only problem,. other than the price and rarity of such a specific wheelset which also must be disk break compatible, my worry is that the way I use my bicycle is far from regular road cycling as I jump curbs and run into trouble all the time and I can't spend $600+ if I'm going to smash the shit out of them..

I'm not doing real mountain biking, I just cross a city where roads aren't always the best option and there's always construction, shitty drivers, etc. so I need something that can take a small and infrequent beating, usually no more than a drop from a curb, at 30 mph a rolling climb off the back end.

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...cuz it keeps getting black as shit.
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>>1239003
>>1238997
Park Tool's cyclone chain cleaner is actually a godsend desu, and the solvent they sell is biodegradable which is a major plus IMO
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>>1239042
The solvent they sell is just isopropyl alcohol. Which is biodegradable.
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>>1239058
Fuck i've been duped

well that shit works great anyhow
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1. Lamp oil and rag
2. Repeat until clean
3. Find some grease that isn't a piece of shit, and isn't brand name. Good luck
4. Again: Good luck
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To all of you using ultrasonic cleaners. What is the minimum power I should aim for? I have a 50W one, but, frankly, its kind of weak, even if I try petrol.

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Does your transit system use second-hand vehicles?
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>>1239681
The X1s from the 60s and the X10s from the 80s are retired. A couple of the X10s were sold off but most were scrapped.
What we have nos are solely Alsom Coradia Nordic from the 00s.
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>>1239410

Any news on the DMV 7022?

http://www.hzpp.hr/en/dmv-7022-in-sweden?p=514
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Nothing but first hand rolling stock in France (regional services used to operate second hand Parisian stock, but that hasn't been the case for the last decades). From what I know Romania is pretty much an open air '60s era french railway museum.
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>>1239693
Nice DMU, just too big for its route. Particularly it's too heavy.
Railfans suggest Alstom Coradia Lint or some Siemens Desiro variant.
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I wish I could get hand me down Japanese rail

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I've had this picture for a while, but can't seem to track it down online again. Anyone know what line/neighborhood/year this is?
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>>1236508
Looks like a North Shore Line,
but no color, and no logo...
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>>1236724
>but no color, and no logo...

sure looks like north shore line, here's another pic of the same car
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>>1236726
>>1236723
>>1236724
Does seem like a North Shore, now that you mention it.
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>>1236723
>>1236724
>>1236726
OP again, finally found it. Site said it was a South Shore Line train, taken in Wilmette, IL, in what is believed to be 1944.
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>>1239744
Last remaining interurban in the US.

Fun fact: I'm sitting within 800 ft of its terminus right now.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SPRxRNW9xc&t=13m55s
this has to be motor doping.
I hate to meme this hard but convince me otherwise.
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Spinning out of the saddle happens all the time. I don't ride track bikes, is that not something they do? Also action begins at the 14 minute mark.
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Lmao what, nothing about this was strange at all, it's clear that the USA rider is destroyed, plus by overtaking on the outside the Brit gets that slingshot effect from the track, it's done all the time
And about the spinning out of the saddle... go watch some Netherlands team pursuit riders, it's fucking insane
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She's a lot lighter than the other riders which helps with acceleration. Lighter weight means she's also got more energy left at the end to sprint with.
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>>1239512
KeK
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>>1239512
excellent

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Gear hube
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>>1239403
>Prioritizing practicality over grams and drivetrain efficiency.

I bet you use fenders and a Dyno hub to boot.
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>>1239403
>implying you can't change gears while stopped with derailleur
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>>1239403
Replace the grease and oil lube that bitch after a year or two or else it'll start to eat itself alive slowly but surely
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>>1239717
I think rollerbrakes are nice, they work in every weather and last forever.
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>>1239717
Spot on. Very comfy riding.

Pump up your tires
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>>1239188
Wtf retard
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>>1237214
Pump down your tires
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>>1239708
Lurk moar newfag
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>>1239746
>circlejerking about some attentionwhoring tripfag means you're an oldfag

Sure, newfag
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>>1239749
>trying to save face this hard
It's OK to be new

WHAT THE FUCK WHY DID THEY TAKE THIS FROM US ITS NOT FAIR FUCK LOS ANGELES CAGER CULTURE REEEEEEEEEE
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>>1237858
But they were a minority. LA was flooded with midwestern Protestants for a while after WW2
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>>1239588
LA was predominately white Midwestern transplants from the 1880s through WW2. Ironically the city's financial sector was controlled by Jewish families from the mid-nineteenth century on but everyone got along, more or less.
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>>1239560
>TOOT TOOT TOOT
Even American streetcars honk their horns all the time apparently.
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>>1238668
At least in New York, streetcars were seen as old and obsolescent. This guy, Fiorello LaGuardia, pushed to have every streetcar line replaced with a bus. And doesn't everyone just love NYC buses?
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>>1239706
Italian i.e. nonwhite. Just as I suspected

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I need some /n/ art, lads. Dump what you've got
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>>1236876
Is the artist one of us?
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>>1235927
Reminds me of whatever that ground-based Homeworld spinoff was called. Deserts of something or other.
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Steel
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>>1236635
Kek, is that Thom Yorke? What is this referencing?
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>>1236876
Steampunk Naboo




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