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I just ordered this bike. What am I in for?

PS: Is this a decent bike for commuting and adventure biking?
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Yes, it will be fun I just know it.
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Domane is a cool bike

The geometry and seat sucks for commuting, the tires are too small IMO (looks more like a road bike). All stuff you can change luckily.

General Aviation, commercial, and military welcome! Post cool pics
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>Another 787 was sent to repair this week. Already 5 planes grounded
>The same fucking problem on the Trent 1000 engine
Brit more like shit
Should have bought ge
P&W not doing any better on the A320neos. Those engines fuck up a lot and have resulted in deferred deliveries and cancelled flights.
Is that one of those scam schools?

>scam schools

American Flyers have been around a long time and as far as I’ve heard, they have a good reputation.

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"It was a mayday call, LaGuardia" [NYC accent sarcasm intensifies]

Go to 57 seconds.

Pilot survived, the other five photographers died. Pilot says bag may have hit emergency fuel cutoff.
Aren't those switches protected?
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man this subreddit is getting mean
reality is cruel
It seems like the passenger harness is much harder to be released than the harness for pilot for that copter?
I read that a passenger is a trained firefighter
See >>1166953

Since this was an open door flight, the passengers had a lot of extra restraint to keep them from accidently falling out. Cold river + open door restraint + panic during emergency event = dead passengers
The issue with helicopters landing in water is that they're top-heavy, so the first thing they do is flip upside down. Couple that with a harness you can't get out of, and you're basically fucked.

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Bike Campers
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Something about that bubble feels really uncomfortable. Not talking about stuff like it being a cramped space, rather having your head in an appendix like that, and it being transparent..
By the way it looks, it seems to be faster to put up and and fold back again, more like a convertible than a tent. Also it retains some degree of mobility while expanded.
I've looked into these. They are heavier than most of the other campers in this thread. And from what I've read built very poorly
that guy just fucked up the size then tried to fix it with that bullshit, lmao
actually if that shit hard bigger wheels it would go away faster than a normal bycicle

New thread

What does /n/ think of this bike?
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Aside from 105 vs ultegra, is one of these significantly better than the other? Which would you pick if they were the only choices?


what is this
Is $80 a reasonable offer to make on this bike
The Canyon frame will be regarded as higher quality - Componentry can be upgraded later.

DB is... eh... DB. They're one of the many brands owned by Essell and suffer similar QC issues to brands like Raleigh and Redline.
Thanks, that confirms my suspicions. I'm thinking the frame must not be as good since the bike is somehow heavier even though it has lighter components and equal weight wheels as the canyon.

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What's the next big trend? Its hard to imagine where the hype will go now that all permutations of fat tire / adventure have been tried.

What can they possibly come up with to sell more bikes? I'm expecting an industry wide crash. They can't expect to n+1 everyone forever
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I've never seen a bike like this on a brevet.
Honestly, I'm fine with 1x if a bike is more off-road focused. A 10-42 cassette and a 40T chainring is a great combo.

Their "Standard Rando" (Not the "XC" version) is much more like what you'd ride on a brevet

I swore your pic was a 90's high end Cannondale CX hard tail.

Awesome bikes with semi slicks.

It's to liven up the commute. I love a dirt section on the way to and from work.
>Posting a 2014 trend in a 2019 trend thread

Anyone know much about this? I'm trying to read into it and this is what I've found so far:

>Macron trying to make major changes to SNCF, the state owned rail company in France
>part of a push to overhaul the French economy due to sluggish performance
>EU law says they need to open up the network to private operators, so it seems like Macron would likely separate the rail maintenance and construction into one company and operations of trains into another. Similar to in the UK, the Netherlands, etc.
>rail unions are now calling for a 36 day strike to try and stop it. They will be rolling strikes, with some days running fine and others with no service.
>reforms includes stripping new recruits of jobs-for-life and other benefits
>“The situation is alarming,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said of the state of affairs at the SNCF group, where many of the 260,000 staff have jobs for life and the right to retire in their 50s, as much as a decade earlier than most.
>push to close more rural lines as well and cut service in some places


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Germany stands with France when it comes to life/work balance. Powerful unions in the industry have succesfully negotiated the 28 hours week there recently.
When it comes to Startups, France is really buoyant these days. France had 274 startups at the 2018's CES in LV, just 6 startups short of the US, and 214 startups more than the Netherlands, the 3 country with the most startups at the CES. Venture Capital investement in France is second in Europe, well ahead of Germany, and catching up on the UK.

Most of Germans work 35hrs as well, actually they work even less than in France.

The SNCF already manages the infrastructure in one company, and the operations in another, both of them being controlled by a single mother company. This is indeed required by EU law to allow for competitors to have a fair access to the rail network, and similar to how the situation is in Germany. It hasn't always been like that : from 1997 to 2014, the infrastructure was managed by RFF, a company completely independent from the SNCF, on a model more similar to Spain, Italy, or indeed the UK or the Netherlands. This situation wasn't satisfactory, as the necessary cooperation between the two companies for a good governance of the french rail system was very difficult, leading to the unification under one single mother company.

Now about the ongoing reform : the SNCF has an unsustainable debt (around 45€B), mostly the result of the construction of the new high speed railways in the last decades. The old network has been neglected for years and is needing big investements in order not to fall apart. The productivity of the SNCF is low compared to others european railways companies (a train.km is twice as expensive in France than in Germany, with comparable costs). Service is bad, with delays and train suppression not being uncommon. On top of that, the passenger market is about to be opened to competition (it already is for freight market, where the SNCF lost a lot of the market to more competitive companies), many regions, who pay for local trains have already said they want to contract other companies for this, because the SNCF is intransparent, expensive, and inefficient. Some companies could also enter the long-distance train market, such as in Italy, which could mean further market share loss for the SNCF. Short story made long : the SNCF is facing a wall and might soon disappear if nothing is done.
>Making new network so no money to maintain old lines
They should be funded by politicians that push those new lines

The SNCF has been making some efforts recently, improving its productivity, launching important renewal works on the tracks, cutting its price with a new low-cost highspeed service (OuiGO)... The only thing is that it is not going fast enough, and the SNCF is stuck in a conservative mindset.
One of the goal of the reform is to remove the special train-driver statute, which is a big factor of the low productivity at the SNCF : employees get advantages when it comes to pension (basically the State has to give money to the pension system of railway workers because these workers pay less into it than they become, whereas the private workers pension system would never get a single penny from the State), inefficient workers are very difficult to fire, and so on... All these advantages were justified by the hard working conditions of railways in the first half of the 20th century (they are still getting a "coal bonus"). Now every new worker to the SNCF should be hired under the private-worker statute, which is still very generous, and would put the SNCF on an equal foot with its rail competitors.

This is far behind the hard-left unions' red-lines, who are dogmatically attached to this statute, and intend to fight to keep it. It should also be said that these unions have been losing for a few years a lot of influence, and are trying to play tough to attract new members, and as a result are very eager to do a strike, leading to the actual situation.

If you want my opinion, the unions have already lost, they are launching a "three months strike", but will it really happen? Maybe a few days but I doubt more. They could have had the opportunity to influence the reform, but have decided to strike even before the beginning of the planned negotiations with the government. Striking is seen more as an end in itself as a mean to actually improve their working conditions (like they mostly succesfuly do in Germany).
Last but not least, Macron was elected on the promise to reform France (whatever it means), and has so far been succesful without too much resistance, to the surprise of most observators. He needs to show his determination, because if he doesn't meet resistance, and if people don't see struggles and strike, they will think that nothing is changing. He won't let go, and I think he is actually provocating a little, because he knows that the public opinion is behing him on that, people are tired of delayed trains, everybody can feel that the SNCF is doing badly lately and needs change. This is his real baptism of fire.

Now if that will save the SNCF? It won't alone, but it's a step in the right direction.

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Dearborn Station, Chicago, 1916.
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It was demolished and replaced by a branch of the (((Federal Reserve)))
What has it been used for since then?
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At least I can still wander the fully restored grand lobby whenever I want. Sad to see how many of these are just gone.
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wrong pic

American Night Trains
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Out of all countries which has the best rail system? This is based off the efficiency of locomotives, safety, etc
So don't just say American trains are the best b/c they can haul more or some shit like that
>honestly I'm into American and British trains so I don't really care
>But Amtrak really sucks so I'm not rooting for my home country
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Japan for passenger, America for freight.

/pol/ must be down, the sewage is backing up into other boards
Switzerland arguable has a better train network. 2430.9 passenger-kilometres a year versus Japan's 1,995. Switzerland also moves a lot more goods by rail as well, 46% of freight is moved by train compared to Japan's 6%. Although Japan's rail network is impressive, the difference really stems to geography and population. Switzerland is beginning to get ready for high speed transit as well.

In addition to Switzerland's freight and passenger network being used much more extensively, there's also a much wider array of rail related transit as well. Throughout the country their are many cog railways operating, funiculars, trams, and even steam trains in service. Much more of the network is electrified and powered in an environmentally friendly way. The power is from nuclear plants built in mountains so nothing can go wrong effectively, and hydroelectricity. Even cities like Zurich have very high transit usage with some 40-50% going to work via public transit which is largely tram or train, and another 30% walking. For a city of its size, this is very impressive. Switzerland also has some of the best on time performance in Europe, and one of the best safety records as well although this is hindered by the extreme terrain of the country.
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Here's the transit map of Zürich, the canton has about 1.5 million people.
1. Switzerland
2. Japan
3. ex aequo France or Germany or Spain
6. China

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so Im trying to get everything off this frame and the headset bolts are stripped and rusted. what should I do to remove them? I've read to use a drill or extractor, I am new to bike mechanics and don't have either of these. would anyone be willing to link to which ones to use from harbor freight? and is drilling out the bolts the best method? do I even need to loosen these to get everything off? I tried using a rubber band over the bolts already and that didn't work. thanks
penetrating oil + a tapered tip flat head screwdriver. bash the screwdriver in and then twist it with some vise grips.
Alright I'll try that. Thanks. Do you bash the screwdriver into the side of the bolt or the center?
Also something like this is what you mean by vise grips right?


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Why do all planes rook the same nowdays?

INB4 Muh fuel efficiency
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Does the B737 only have 2 hydraulic systems? I know that all Airbus aircraft (and the Concorde) have the same overall system of 3 separated hydraulic systems, Green, Yellow and Blue.

Green is pressurised by Engine 1, Yellow by Engine 2 as well as a backup electric pump, and Blue is pressurised by an electrical pump and RAT in the emer elec config.

The Airbus aircraft do have mechanical reversions available, but only for the rudder and horizontal stabiliser in the form of trim. AFAIK, no incidents on any Airbus has required any reversion to mechanical controls only.

The main issue Airbus has is the interpretation of side stick inputs in normal and alternate flight law 1, or rather the lack of that in alternate flight law 2 and direct law. AF447 resorted to Alternate Law 2 with direct inputs with no interpretations which was one of the reasons why the A330 Flight Envelope didn't stop the stall from happening.
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>Does the B737 only have 2 hydraulic systems?
73 has two hydro systems but has a third mechanical backup. The rudder has a self contained system that is similar to the new electro hydrostatic actuators.

>AFAIK, no incidents on any Airbus has required any reversion to mechanical controls only.
Baghdad incident. I think there is at least one or two more that I can't think of. It's true that a central mechanical backup might be just as vulnerable but that's why I think the consensus is that self contained electro hydrostatic actuators are the safest back up system. But then there are theories that those kinds of aircraft (anything without manual reversion) may be able to be remotely controlled.. Although I know of at least one international billionaire who was able to escape rape charges by flying away on a private jet, but I don't know what kind of private jet. These rumors are supposedly by wikileaks but I'm not sure where i just see articles that say that.

Then september 11th. Despite what you may think have occurred there is speculation that the aircrafts were remotely controlled. One of the sky waitresses, Betty Ong, used the skyphone and said that the aircraft was filled with gas or something and she couldn't breath, which makes it seem like hypoxia from depressurization. Some people think that her call wasn't "supposed" to get through or leak because it differs from the "official narrative." I don't know if that's what happened and I'm not saying this is 100 percent true. Just recounting the speculation I have seen elsewhere. Link to the call in name field.

Interestingly pic related, a dassault falcon 900, offers manual reversion and is still being manufactured. There is only one incident of it causing injuries because the artificial feel system failed and the pilots created oscillations. Newer falcons have fbw that is similar but slightly different than airbus. Idk if i like them because the center engine can explode and damage control lines.
Dude if the #2 (or any engine for that matter) explodes, you're pretty fucked no matter what type of control system the aircraft uses.
Well having decentralized hydraulics like the EHA systems on the A380 certainly would help and the falcons designed since the 7 have exactly that. But I meant that I don't even know if i like 3 holers. There was that that dc-10 that crashed specifically because of an uncontained engine failure in the #2.

I don't think there has been a dual engine out in a private jet in the last 20 years. The main reason falcons still have them is for shorter engine out requirements and the ability to fly to a maintenance depot with an engine that failed.
The Dassault Mercure's aborted xxl version was the Airbus' model for all their stuff since then

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Post Your Bike Thread (PYBT): Comfy bikes edition.
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Very clean.
You're a big guy
Pretty sweet, slammed quill stems don't look right though.
Lotta beauty for a temporary bike
>unicrown fork
>avanti or mirage
it's pimp beater territory
I've got it raised now. I had it slammed for my first ride to dial in the fit. It's raised significantly now.
I like this bike.
There's too much branding going on though.

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Please redpill me on the fat bike situation. My wife and I are looking to buy bikes in January, we have done a tour of approx. 1500km/900miles on hardtails with gear through highways, gravel roads, logging roads, rough stuff. I am genuinely interested to find out if the fat bike is something that can compete with a good hardtail that has a front shock. Maybe a short compilation of pros/cons? I would love for my fellow 4channers to help us out with this because usually people out in the 'real world' have no concept of an efficient debate/conversation and get butthurt too quickly.
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I'll sell you mine for tree fiddy
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Accept no substitute
tree fiddy fie
do you live in alaska? if not, burn with fire.
What if I don't live in Alaska but live on the same latitude?

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Old thread hit image limit so post your airports thread #13, starting with HKG
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"Air Horse One" at SDF
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LBA last week
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what is it with the orientation ?
not many flights in or out of there then..

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