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Has won bid to build high speed rail to O'Hare airport.
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>>1202585
hey buddy, you a trillionaire too? i see it too man.

also, let's let petitioning cities and area request entrance/exits at a location they prefer.

then we bring this solution to the global world. i live in LA and i thought it was bad here, but as I watch tv and talkm to friends, I hear it's like this in london paris phillipines dubai...it's a global problem

so we solve it in popiular areas, then bring it global. trillionaire shit :)

how do you like et3 technology? Might purchase a license when i have the capital to work with a custom tunnel boring machine
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Chicago already has the blue line. Invest in an express train in the present median that only makes 1 or 2 stops on the way to downtown.
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>>1201514
>measuring the value for money in time and not distance
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>>1211757
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe this express train can have more comfortable seats and a luggage car.
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>>1203334
>Never implemented
Are you sure about that?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgantown_Personal_Rapid_Transit

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Which means the weekend warrior wagies are back in their cagies on their coffee-slurping, 40 minutes at red lights commute
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>>1214217
>shitposting this badly
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>>1214217
>tfw only a 25 minute drive to work.
>tfw slinging thousands of tons of white folks shit with 4,000 hp at my fingertips.
Bike fags need to leave /n/.
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>>1214217
...and since you're shitposting on /n/ while others are working, you must be a skeezy, parasitic NEET, ruining your parents' retirement by being an unnecessary and unwanted burden on them financially (and emotionally, no doubt), therefore you're a waste of oxygen and should be tossed head-first into a woodchipper and turned into bloody mulch, since that's all you'll even be good for: fertilizer.
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>>1214388
Nikolasv, you're who needs to leave /n/.

Is the Netherlands the bikefag version of heaven?
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>>1212785

The highlight of my summer holidays in Benelux this year was just cycling around in the old canal region of Amsterdam. Without a map, just getting lost and enjoying. I seriously think I could live there. But then again, I'm going in 2 weeks to Copenhagen, I've heard it's even better for cycling than Amsterdam. Funny thing being that Dutch people in general think that Amsterdam cycling infrastructure is seriously lacking. I've heard Groningen and Utrecht are bikefag heaven
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>>1213015
Actually I was in Barcelona these past few weeks and cycling around sucks
>lots of two-way bike lanes next to one-way car lanes so ever time you're going against traffic there's a high chance someone will turn without seeing you
>pedestrian crossings are a couple of meters up the road from intersections, yet bike path crossings are right next to them, so you end up with cars right on top of the bike lane while waiting for pedestrians to cross
>since you're expected to use bike lanes all the time, as soon as you ride on a busy road cars are aggressive as hell, which means you have to stick to bike lanes all the time, which in turn means huge detours if you're going anywhere but the most touristic places
For tourism and casuals it's great, for actually getting around not so much
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>>1214255
Sounds like once again, drivers are the problem
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>>1214255
I don't disagree, Barcelona has established a lot of bike lanes, but very half-assedly. You forgot to mention the many middle-of-the-road bike lanes, which is burger-tier pants-on-head retarded, but of course that's one of the few ways to handle bike lanes on two-wat srtreets where there's a bus lane which MUST be the side of the road so the bus can go nice and slow and get stuck behind taxis and cars turning right. When it would be infinitely more logical and simple to have the bus down the middle, and the bike lanes on the side.
There's plans to start converting some bike lanes to one-way following traffic flow, since many of those lanes in question are very narrow and saturation is becoming a problem.
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>>1214343
>You forgot to mention the many middle-of-the-road bike lanes
Oh fuck I had forgotten about those, I only rode through the one that goes down Diagonal Ave (or something like that), never again.

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Troll bike thread
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>>1212392

It is originally a track bike after all
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>>1212284
just think how AERO you’ll be once you flip the ‘bars
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>>1176444
Are they really bad? I have a 90s mountain back and when I ride like 8km+ it really starts to hur my back, these more straight bak riding bikes, as I remember once, are quite comfortable, so why is this bike that bad?
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>>1212313
So, you'll pull the trigger on that?
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>>1214313
Geez use a better pic at least

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Are there any known late 19th-early/mid 20th Century intact examples of tramp steamers left in existence (not counting shipwrecks/abandoned ones)? Any still in revenue service? I imagine some obscure freighter line in a Third World shithole might still have one or two up and running on duct tape.
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>>1209179
And believe me, yesterday, everyone was happy as a child as she mildly vibrated as the double expansion steam engine purred. Pic is the overhauled boiler.

Funny is, two years ago, we were convinced that the boiler is done for. Both amateurs and old experienced sailors. Further inspection revealed that the materials on the boiler were so overdimensioned that the inspector said that this boiler will be operational when new would rust away. (this boiler is from 1917)

Fun fact I like to think about when being onboard is, Fram, 20 years younger is sitting in a house in Oslo and that Master and Commander "took" place just 65 years before she was built...
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>>1209155
>>1209179
>>1209182

S T E A M B O I
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Military Sealift Command still has eight steam-powered vehicle cargo ships kept on ready reserve status.
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>>1179992
It's sad to see her collecting dust every time I drive over the Key bridge, but at least she's still afloat.
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>>1214289
The Algol's are dick-hardeningly awesome, they're basically Kitty Hawk or Forrestal-era carriers built without the flight deck to carry cargo, and they have similar flank speeds. Coincidentally, two of them are parked in ready reserve right across the harbor from the liberty ship and the NS Savannah.

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>Start gig as a bike tour guide
>job is to just make sure everyone rides safe and block intersections so the group doesnt get seperated
>literally first day and its just me and the speaker taking a dozen people out
>goes well until one inersection
>bikers were tired and going slow and were spread out
>leader sent them through the intersection when it was about to change to yellow
>I hurry up from the back, bump her to lead, and stay blocking
>old farts on bike mosying along and cars get impatient
>not even 10 seconds of waiting do cars start DRIVING through us
>Im in the middle yelling at them to stop but then they start honking and continue driving at us
>continue yelling and signaling them to stop when all bikers make it though
>big ass pickup truck lays on his horn and gasses right by me when he has an opening
>I yell "Fuck You" at him as he passes
>realize the tourists heard that and this is going to be my last tour probably
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>>1214151
Rhyming slang is an anglo thing that for some reason never made it to the states. It's less an insult and more a shibboleth or talking in code, like if you were ever a kid and talked in pig latin.
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>>1214154
Ah. I saw "insult" and "derogatory term" and took it as being active rather than passive.
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>>1213887
speak for yourself mate, I use as a term of disdain for ameriga
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>>1213591
Should've waited for the next green instead risking getting separated like that.
I blame you.
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>>1213887
Kek 5/5 bretty gud

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Picked up a set of these off Facebook.

Fuck the UCI being fast is fun as hell.

Best £25 I ever spent.
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>>1212015
What's this?
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>>1213968
Handlebar chamois for passengers.
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>>1212076
gg spine
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>>1214021
That's an old pic from the day I bought it. I've adjusted it since.
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Dislike them because the dentists in my area (Amsterdam) are too dangerous on them.

Ok all my efforts at obtaining a Delta V1000 have failed.
I probably missed the boat and need to look for underdogs .
Any idea what this bike will be worth in 10 years? It popped up on my craigslist a few days ago and I have been eyeing it.
Might go see it today.
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Technically I think mine is. They certainly hold their value well, since they're the real deal instead of some cheap Indian or Chinese copy.
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>>1211862
To bike geeks sure but that would fetch no more than $50 at any yard sale across the US. It probably cost more than $50 back in the 70s or whenever, so no, no bike goes up in price.
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>>1212091
T.guy with a shipping container full of those trying to corner the market through sheer misinformation
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>>1211862
The Chinese ones have their own cult following if it's a Flying Pigeon and not one of the other ones. The Indian ones aren't worth shit though. There's just no commibloc red army appeal.
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>>1212115
>Flying Pigeon
like this one ?

Has anyone tried this?
I guess it just came out and is the best of both worlds .
I know people will have all sorts of opinions without ever even seeing one, but I am curious from bike shops guys and customers who actually use and install them.
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Do people in goathead area have to be careful where they walk or where their dogs walk?
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>>1213055
goatheads will go right through a flip flop
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>>1212697
good tread, liners, thorn resistant tubes and slime all together, 1-2 flats per year, 3-4000 miles/year

nope they arent ruining my life or rides.
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>>1213302
you probably dont live around massive desert goatheads
its not uncommon for me to pick 20 out of a tire from hitting a patch of them.. at that point I dont even bother fixing the tube , just toss it
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>>1213055
Eh. Pull them out of your dogs paw when it starts limping. I would be in town walking on the only path next to my place and she'd get the occasional goathead. She could suffer goatheads or not walk at all and she chose walks every time

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hey, I bought a Banger Park Skateboard 8.5 x 32 1/8 from http://www.whateverskateboards.com/ a week ago and I impulse bought it cus im autistic but now im worrying that its not a reliable site to buy shit or that they sell shitty stuff. I was just hoping you guys know anything about whatever skateboard and if its good or not
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>>1213428
that shit is kawaii
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>>1213421
skins n emotes
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>>1213392
I bought my board from somewhere else, specifically a mini longboard just for going from place to place.
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>>1213390
this, OP
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>>1213428
v snizzy

Anybody else mildly aroused by the shape and form of the bicycle?

I believe excessive focus on this hobby leads to a sexualization of the bicycle
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>>1212556
I haven't seen this pic in ages and the smoking ear makes it even better. Good jorb.
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>>1212536
What do you use to wash your bike?
Regular dish washer, soap or what?
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>>1209702
a naked guy standing outside washing his bike is any better to you? what third world country do you live in?
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>>1212766

i just use generic dishwasher detergent in a bucket on everything BUT my frame is raw metal and my secret weapon is a good rub with generic dirt cheap soapy steel wool pads. They are incredible on aluminium / chrome bits. They clean and polish to a mirror finish at the same time.

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>notice my speed is going down
>im actually struggling to pass road bike freds
>shit im getting out of shape
>speeds keeps going down, have to give 100& to hit 40km\h
>one day i finally that feel the front wheel is funny
>front hub was basicallly not even spinning anymore and actively brakig the wheel
>espheres arent broken
>fuck it, just clean the grease off and pour chain oil on it
>go from 0 to 50 faster than a bugatti now

Its like i bought a pair of ultra light garbon meme wheels, shit wont stop spinning. Always seemed stupid for me to use fucking grease, pretty sure now people only use that shit becuse they are lazy. I'll be using oil on the front wheel from now on, doesnt take even 5 minutes to apply it.
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>>1212652
By the information in your own story, you are the fred.
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I think your bike is in shit condition
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>>1212638
Sealed or loose bearings? I imagine you can only oil loose bearings. My cartridge bearings are fucked. Is it worth buying my own bearing press or should I just bring them to the shop?

Pic unrelated
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>>1214047
Excluding crappy hubs that don't have effective seals, there's not much difference between loose and cartridge bearings - they both work fine. Cartridge are preferable because when they wear out they don't destroy machined races - but loose bearings are fine if you're not bothered by needing to do occasional maintenance. Not that you have a choice in most cases, because hubs/headsets/bbs are only designed for one or the other.

Whether you need a proper press or can rig your own DIY solution for cheap depends on the part in question.
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>>1214064
The wheelsets I beat the shit out of both have cartridge bearings. One has novatec hubs and the other origin8. Dunno the size the cartridges.

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Is anyone here into cyclocross? How do you get into it? What should I know? What are some rookie mistakes? What to wear, skinsuits? What are some good bikes and brands? Mechanical or Di2? I guess disc brakes reign supreme?
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>>1213988
Fixie hipsters from the late 2000s generally moved towards cyclocross, gravel, and adventure bikes. A few hardcore fixfags went into hipsterizing cyclocross by cyclocrossing their fixies which is known as tracklocross but is pretty based.

Cyclocross bikes can be gravel or adventure bikes but not always the other way around. Cyclocross has become a defined racing discipline with UCI sanctioned regulations. One being a maximum tire width of 33mm. So cyclocross bikes rarely have enough clearance in the fork and chainstays for wider tires compared to gravel or adventure bikes. Then couple that with race optimal geometry and gearing, they become less ideal for long range adventure touring or endurance events.

In a nutshell, cyclocross is basically racing road bikes off-road with slightly wider tires in a closed circuit criterium style course
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Why don't people just take lightweight mtb bikes and hop over everything?
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>>1214034
You probably could in some open class CX but if they adhere to UCI ban hammering standards then there's no real point since tire width will be too narrow to plow through mud or sand like you could with aggressive mtb tires. The added suspension weight is pretty useless too with thinner tires and since the terrain of CX is not as rough as mtb singletrack, rigid forks have better response for the given terrain.

CX racers with chad mtb or bmx background do hop over some humps while virgin road racers tend to dismount due to lack of skill. The whole point of CX really is a showcase of bike handling skills in shitty flat terrain like wet mud and soft sand.
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>>1214034
>Why don't footballers simply pick up the ball and walk into the opposing goal?
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Cross is fun as hell. As >>1213982 said, you can take it seriously or just enjoy the atmosphere. I really enjoy it as you can take the fitness you've gained over the spring and summer from the road and just let yourself smash the pedals for an hour. Tactics are pretty much nonexistant in cross, you've just got to be able to make yourself suffer for 30-60 minutes and have some decent bike handling skills. Weather like OPs pic sucks, but I live in NC so usually the weather through cross season is actually pretty pleasant.

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>>1213772
ROGUE

R - O - G - U - E
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>>1214056
This objectively kicks ass.

Best foldable electric scooter to get me to & from the bus?
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>>1212943
Use your legs wtf
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>>1212943
you bloody idiot just get a bike or a foldable one together with a good lock
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>>1213260
You aren't supposed to laugh at retards.
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>>1212943
>engine
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>>1212964
>or just put your normal bike on the rack up front like a big boy.

Tried that once, was already full. These racks can't be counted on for commuting.



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