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Can the cyclists and the car users put aside our differences for a moment and agree that the true menace to both our kinds is these pedestrian fuckers?

They don't look where they're going, they step out into the middle of the road. Or vibrate side to side along mixed used paths without looking if cyclists are coming.

I generally do not have an issue with cars when cycling, cars are easy to predict, don't change direction randomly and MOST people in cars are careful because they don't want to kill cyclists.

But despite pedestrians being literally on the bottom of the food chain, they don't seem to care about their own safety and will just step out in front of cars or cyclists.

Twice this week I've come off my bike when I've been using a mixed used path, as a pedestrian has just randomly walked onto my side of the pavement and I've had to serve to avoid them.
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Slow to walking speed near pedestrians on a 'mixed use path'
Always give them right of way
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>>1117513
nah nigga, just strap a boombox to your bike and play soundtracks from animu, they'll move
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>>1117385
we are all inherently pedestrians but its at a point where a lot of them need to be gassed.

they have the same issue as cyclists, they cant obey basic signals.
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>>1117389
Then why did you not just pass them as close as possible and knock the phone out of their hand or elbow them?
They would be careful after that!
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>>1117392
Aberdeen?
The cunts with their dogs and mistakes (kids) are worst here.

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ITT: Post funny Amtrak stories

more pics will be posted below
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>>1108417

I haven't watched that movie in like 12 years

>>1108697

No you.
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Another funny story

>be me
>be smoking a cigar at Coast Starlight smoke stop
>get offered weed by another passenger I had chatted with earlier
>refuse because I have to take regular drug tests for work
>guy lights up a bong
>gets caught by conductor
>thrown off at the next stop

Dodged a bullet there.
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>>1105910

Can we make this guy the mascot of /n/?
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>>1105909

My mother and father once jumped on an Amtrak train to kiss me goodbye and wound up being stuck on board. The had to ride with me for an hour and a half before getting off at the next station and buying tickets for a train going back.
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>>1105937
>I heard those crazy people got rich, too.
the weirdest part is how one of those stoned baggage handlers became a US senator

So /n/, what's your plan to improve public transit in your area, and why is it numerous, complex, unending highway improvement projects?
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My plan: rebuild the entire interstate system. It'll take a generation at least. Lifelong employment in the construction sector. Emphasis on separating commercial traffic from other vehicles.

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>>1117206
This, can't believe anyone thinks private freight rail carriers should be given more money. Clueless.
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Actually OP, it's 9km of new rail line mostly underground.
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>>1117530
t. Subsidized truck driver/company
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>>1117543
Problem, trainlet?
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>>1117547
>I will bait people in the slowest board of 4chan for some reason
keep going then, kiddo

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Dood...

Imagine listening to this on full blast as you set out on your bike journey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPc1f51fFwA
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>>1112329
>420/10; would ride high to, too, two times (too short for long excursions).
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>>1114180
who are you quoting

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Why aren't all boats shaped like a canoe? As in tapered at the back.

Wouldn't there be much less drag?
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>>1117215
most of that is above the waterline
the black paint is where the boat naturally sits in the water under a normal load
pic related is USS Regan at sea, note that the bulb is just below the waterline, and all grey paint above
the downwards v shape of the bow stem (well, the modern steel equivalent) is to help the ship in heavy waves
during large storms, ships turn to face the waves and break the waves over the bow of the ship, instead of rolling over them sideways
this reduces the chance of capsize and reduces the area of the ship exposed to the worst of the weather
however, it can lead to large amounts of water coming up on deck, requiring the bilge pumps to work very hard
the downwards angle, sharp v shape, and large bow overhang helps break waves down and to the side
also, the Regan is a Nimitz class carrier, and has to be able to launch some pretty large planes, and that design gives it more runway space
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>>1117213
the americas cup is getting out of control
the boats are dope though
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>>1117215
The flare also greatly improves stability, as the ship rolls the flare causes the center of the mass of water displaced (center of buoyancy) to move outward, causing the an increase in the effective righting arm (the distance from the center of buoyancy to the center of the ships internal mass), which pushes the ship upright again.
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>>1117217
Are all the cables made of CF? lol
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>>1117290
probably
the sailors are all wearing helmets because they're moving so fast that an impact with the water could kill them without a helmet

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ITT: post industrial and short line railroads and locomotives. Because it gets old seeing the same six-axle GEs at the head of Class I unit trains all the time. Bonus points if they are currently active. More bonus points if you took the photos yourself.

Pic related, Coos Bay Rail Link. Saw these while in Oregon for the eclipse.
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Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad. It's class 2 but hope it still counts.
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>>1117250
They operate steam excursions (with 425, and T1 2102) and Budd railcar excursions as well.
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>>1117252

ITT: /n/-approved movies.
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>>>/tv/
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>>1117241
/tv/ is pretty much cancer.
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>>1117246
>4chan is pretty much cancer

FTFY
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>>1117240
learn to use the catalog next time, dipshit
>>1114522

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I want to tow my bmx bike with my 250cc scooter.
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>>1116796
how do this
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liek dis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3vM47ScCCU
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Having an all-terrain motorcycle with a bike rack is my fucken dream.

Fk cages.
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This is how I plan to tow my bicycle.
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>>1116922
Fucking awesome, I'm doing this.

Nothing enrages me more than people passing me too closely, flipping a bird, then driving off. This happened to me three times today. No type of behavior is more indicative of someone being a humongous pussy. Pull over you little bitch so I can tell you how sad your life is and maybe beat the shit out of you with my front wheel. anyway....I am wondering what some things are that you have done in revenge to motorists who have passed you too closely. Once I was riding up this road that was a dead end and these two harley fags buzzed me pretty closely, obviously intentionally. I get up to the top of the road and their bikes are parked and they are nowhere to be found, probably off looking at the view point or etc. I picked up an edgy rock and started to scrape up their pristine paint on their gas tanks. I threw their helmets into the woods after filling them up with the sticky drink mix in my bottles. Then I took off down the road. Revenge is sweet, make me feel better or give me some ideas......
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i havent ever called police on anybody just seems like a waste of time most of the time
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HELLO? POLICE? SOMEONE SCRATCHED MY PAINTJOB

Who fucking cares. It's a transportation machine.
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>>1117060
>I might be an asshole but I just cant control how these pricks make me feel
you can
you should
the majestic animal approach is a good one
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do you guys think that strapping a shotgun to my back on rides would be good deterrence?
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>>1117055
normally i stare them down if i can
>>1117150
i would do this if i had a gun
but it does increase ur chance of actually dying if u get into an altercation

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Hello again.

Up for a second unique locomotives thread?

I hope so because I am ending the first thread.
>>1090041

Locomotive here is Shannon of the Wantage Tramway which is at the Didcot Railway Centre.
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>>1116806
Well, it's still pretty ugly.

But then again during WW2 designing pretty locomotives was out of the question.
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Hi, just adding the final image here to end the thread.

I set up a new one which is here.
>>1116934
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>>1106494
Went to see this two or so years ago. Sitting next to NYC S-motors and a bunch of NYSDOT-owned rolling stock.
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>>1116396
>>1116397
>>1116450
>>1116451
>yfw they studied building a 2-10-10-10-10-10-2
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>>1116806
I adore the Q1s especially with those Boxpoc wheels. Beautiful in their ruggedness.

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i really love my biopace gears, they fit with my preference for standing up when i cycle really well, but the fuckers seem to die really quickly on me, ive probably got less than a years worth of casual use out of my current one and its already skipping on me. is there anything out there currently that can scratch that biopace itch?
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>>1114976
i built a ss with a biopace worked no problem, ran 44t bio and a 17 white industries freewheel was great!
i just finished a cinelli fixie with a Q Rotor 39t and a 12t Sugino Gigas and i killed a kmc chain in 3 months (prolly 1,500km)
it rides great desu but im gonna have to change chainrings soon so it will go on my SS,
might try a big 50 Rotor track,
i kept the teeth numbers low to reduce slack from the Q Rotor but its still a fucker, weekly adjustments....
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Get Qring from Rotor, the difference being that they are at the right phase when the Bio Pace were at the wrong phase.
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>>1114976
I'm using one atm kinda forgot that these are special snowflake parts I run it free and fixed

got it for 4$ at the bike co op really can't tell the difference
>>1115388
>70$ clog
>on something other than a track bike
>why.png
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Hi anon, pro mechanic here. Your chainrings are wearing out prematurely because your chain has stretched. Get a tool like the park cc-3 (and be careful never to let it bend) and replace your chain when it is 0.5% worn. Then once every few years, your chain, cassette, and chainrings should all be replaced as a unit. Also keep an eye on the condition of your derailer jockey wheels.
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>>1114776
same mechanic here. it's pretty much impossible for a chain to ride up and over the chainring teeth and slip by a whole link. furthermore your chainrings are not excessively worn in this picture.

the feeling of skipping is most likely a result of wear or improper adjustment to your cassette and derailleur: you will lose resistance at the pedals for a second when the chain momentarily tries to leave a cog in the rear and then returns to it.

You should have a bike shop check your cassette and chain, replace them if they are worn, make sure your derailer and hanger are not bent, check for excessive play in the derailer bushings, and properly adjust your rear derailer. then the "skipping" problem will go away.

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hi /n/, what are these secondary rails for, and why are they bent at the ends?
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>>1115620
They have ramp interlockers too for lightly-used lines... seems like the secondary line has to cross it at 10mph or less but it would save so much money and time in reduced maintenance on the diamond
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>>1115123
it's a landing strip for the blimptrain
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>>1115123
Those are called check rails, anon
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>>1115184
does a barrel roll?

this is kind of weird
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>>1115184
The flange rides over the top of the rail stuff on left is to keep the other wheel in line.

It's a start isn't it? Lets discuss.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41333063
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>>1115567
now couple some of these cars together and put them on rails, also get power from catenary wire
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>>1115575
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660KwH battery

flat ground

probably never went above 35mph
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>>1115586
Nobody claimed it was a test meant to simulate real-world route conditions.
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>>1115567
Hmmm....
>Run this or the rival New Flyer Xcelsior Charge on current bus routes
>Replace trolley bus service with streetcars/light rail
Lower emissions and better service

>>1115586
>>1115753
I dunno, most buses in traffic don't get super fast, the urban nature allows for regenerative braking, and from the advertised ranges I've seem, it would be more than enough to accommodate a day's work.

>>1115575
>>1115581
Top kek

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The interurban (or radial railway) is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like light electric self-propelled railcars which run within and between cities or towns. They were prevalent in North America between 1900 and 1925 and were used primarily for passenger travel between cities and their surrounding suburban and rural communities. Limited examples existed in Europe and Asia. Interurban as a term encompassed the companies, their infrastructure, and the cars that ran on the rails.

George W. Hilton and John F. Due identified four characteristics of an interurban:

>Electric power for propulsion.
>Passenger service as the primary business.
>Equipment heavier and faster than urban streetcars.
>Operation on tracks in city streets, and in rural areas on roadside tracks or private right-of-way.
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>>1096813
Is..is that a full-size train running on a street?
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>>1113520
You betcha.
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>>1113457
Can we say interurban started suburbanization with those middle of nowhere towns?
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>>1093984
>>1098173
>>1098177
>>1098549

How about a freight interurban?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Traction_Railway
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>>1117113
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB97lwCHzWY

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...a vintage 1990 full suspension frame ( Offroad Pro-Flex 550), so it would fit 150mm rear hub.

AMA
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>>1114120
I changed the wheels of my OTS, the space was 10mm too small. You can expand it by hand. The very first time you put the new wheels it's better to have 4 hands though, just ask a friend.
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>>1116557
The front is already IS, so no problem. I machined a rear adapter, you can see it in the collage in the OP :). I also intend to drill the frame to mount rivet-nuts for cable guides. Its going to be really neatly run bike.
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>>1116514
You are a miserable person
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>>1117006
I'm perfectly happy, riding my modern mountain bike.
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>>1116499
There's only one fork in that image.



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