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drop your favorite bike brands into Archive.org and see what they don't want you to see

Surly
https://web.archive.org/web/20081219191855/http://www.surlybikes.com:80/crosscheck.html
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https://web.archive.org/web/19990208020454/http://www.specialized.com:80/
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rare slingshot roadie https://web.archive.org/web/19991106121154/http://www.slingshotbikes.com:80/products/road.htm

>What makes these bikes so superior is the Slingshot suspension. Not only does our mid-frame suspension reduce rolling resistance and rider fatigue, it also transfers pedal energy more smoothly, more completely, and consequently, more efficiently than any other frame on the market.
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Holy shit this is the first IRD / tektro(?) site

https://web.archive.org/web/19990208020011/http://www.rocketboyinc.com:80/
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>>1239659
There's nothing wrong with single pivot sidepulls. They track better on out of true rims and offer more clearance than dual pivots, but have a bit less mechanical advantage. The reason why dual pivots are popular is because people started jacking their seats up and slamming that stem, and now use the hoods as their primary hand position. That means less hand force for the levers than riding in the drops.

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What is /n/'s solution to the last mile commute problem?

A good last mile commute solution must generally meet some requirements:
>Small enough to fit into buses and taxis
>Cheap enough for most people to be able to get one without much consideration
>Durable enough for every day use in normal weather
>Not too much of a meme

I only really know of 2 solutions so far, the mini cruiser skateboard (Penny board/nickle board) or a folding kick scooter for adults, both are small and portable.
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>>1237078
If the bus could have that average speed the last mile wouldn't be a problem. Anyway what is the point of going as fast if the guy that went at 15km/h catch up with you after you take a shower.
Pic related get an average speed of 17km/h on rush when you take the last mile into consideration you will come to the conclusion that its utterly useless outside the winter and if there is a snowstorm walking is going to be faster
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>>1239628
>Anyway what is the point of going as fast if the guy that went at 15km/h catch up with you after you take a shower.


>what is fitness
>what is fun
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>>1237115
Are you a real Sorb?
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>>1239031
and the frootbooter moving side to side while swinging their arms across the whole path
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>>1239628
15 km/h on a bike doesn't make me sweat at all unless it is so hot outside that I would sweat anyway.

Anyway, all kinds of transportation including bus and car struggle with snowstorms and in any case you should use winter tires like for example the Schwalbe Marathon Winter.

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Post your bikes!
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>>1239328

this is pure fun and handles so much well on both road and dirty singles. love it.
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>>1239545
Or stick some non-direct pull cantilevers on it.
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>>1239647
boss spacing could possibly be an issue, but this is the best solution.
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>>1239647
At that point I could as well use mini-V-Brakes.
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>>1239614
Thank, it’s a 17* stem and the HT angle is supposedly 73* so it should look a lot flatter than it does.

>>1239579
Are those the stock pads? New Shimano cartridge pads are a good upgrade for old bikes imo

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>ride with only right earbud in, left earbud in pocket so i can hear road
>today left earbud fell out of pocket and went into wheel and ripped it off so now only have right earbud and exposed copper wire on left

how do you guys ride with earbuds
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>>1239544 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847811000684

Highlights

► Listening to music while cycling deteriorates auditory perception, a safety risk.
► Negative effects are very large when in-earbuds are used.
► Negative effects of high volume and fast tempo on auditory perception were found.
► No negative effects were found when listening to music using only one earbud. ► Only limited safety advantage of handsfree to handheld mobile phone use while cycling.


Seems like one earbud isn't so bad after all.
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>>1239543
>mfw people blasting their tier-0 music
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>>1239544
>in most cases where danger is coming up from behind you, your ears will alert you before any other sense.
If you're cycling fast on a road, you're going to be passed by cars from behind regularly. It's dangerous (because it's shifting your concentration) and unnecessary to worry about each one. You just ride the best line you can, as fast as you can (to give them as much time between seeing you and passing you as possible), and hope that you aren't hit. It's not possible to distinguish between 'danger' and simply being passed.

>even if you only got one bud in you're still having your focus pulled out into lala land.
The opposite advice is given to drivers, driving a car it is recommended to listen to music to help you stay alert and in the zone.
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>>1239544
>you're still having your focus pulled out into lala land.
Slowly and with my knowledge . Much better than when someone leans out of a car and barks or yells at me, makin me jump
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>>1239463
>Being surprised by the presence of a fucking train
If you're relying on your ears to detect them, you are doing it wrong.

WHAT THE FUCK WHY DID THEY TAKE THIS FROM US ITS NOT FAIR FUCK LOS ANGELES CAGER CULTURE REEEEEEEEEE
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>>1238007
>>1238668
As an LA native it's so trippy to see these old photos of LA looking like some Midwestern city or something. I'm pretty sure the first one is near where the convention center is now, that hotel in the back looks like the one they always paint up for E3. (Pic related.) The second one is definitely Brand Blvd. in Glendale, that's the Alex Theatre with the big tower in the background, now there are two big malls just about where the photo was taken.
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>>1238668
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hGH3U21vIE

BRING BACK THE RED CARS
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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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See title.

Post all of your /n/-related funnies. Bonus if OC.
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>>1237721
(b)light rail
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>>1237308
best joke in the thread
>>1237893
>>1237721
>>1236312
I like them all. =^)
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>>1236283
That's rimming not kissing.
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>>1234600
I live in a one bedroom apartment with all of the issues you listed, plus a three story walk-up, and I still bring my bike up and down stairs.
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>>1234166
is that a fucking sink

Hello, /N/. I question pop up in my head a while back and for the life of me, I can't find an appropriate answer. In a post-apocalyptic world, how would private transportation, or Public transportation re-emerge into a city-state society? Also, how would urban planning be like?
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>>1237198
>who are the Haida people
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>>1237200
An extinct group of people
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>>1237725
Aren't they still alice
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>>1218257
Woodard car will finally jave their time to shine
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>>1239286
Soon. Also, what's /n/ views on alternative gas?

most aesthetic commuter train design? For me it has to be the JR 103 series. There‘s something about their simple design that makes me happy
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Spanish National Commuting services
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New units. All EMUs, shared bogie between coaches.
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im a west coaster, but metroliner is p.aesthetic.

though my heart has a special place for those metrolink bombardier double deckers
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>>1224183
>>1239405
>cars made entirely of doors
Why, how and who decided this door placement pattern is a good idea?
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>>1239580
Bombardier did obviously.
The idea behing the Regio 2N is to maximise use of the loading gauge, to that effect, they went for shorter but wider cars.
To the point that they couldn't fit the doors and seating area in the same cars, leading to that very unaesthetic design of alternating double deck sitting cars and single deck door cars.
Makes sense on paper, looks like shit. In the end it's still an upgrade and allows for a capacity increase.

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Guys, it's been 11 years since I'm in a wheelchair. Monday was my 35th birthday and my family collected some (insufficient) funds to buy pic related.
>QMX Urban cycle, $3000 base model, upgrades possible

Thing is, there might be others quads like it, asking if you know.
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>>1239292
Mind set on QMX because it's one of the only ready to roll quad, anything else is either wield your engine, or plug a wheel to the chair.
Thanks for the words anon.
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>>1238943

130Kg? jebus can't they lighten that up a bit
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>>1239317
There's 5 or 7 batteries, plus a large chassis to hold the driver, made to be healthcare approved for 25% reimbursement.
But slow stuff (10km/h).
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>>1238942
Wtf. The left side tires are both installed backwards from the ones on the right side.
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>>1239174
Such a shame you lost your space bar in the process

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ITT: Things that make you automatically discredit someone as a cyclist.

>uses Di2
>doesn't wear a helmet
>has a Brooks saddle
>rides a fat bike on pavement
>cross-chains
>rides on the sidewalk
>is fat but still wears full kit
>is fat but still rides a super lightweight bike
>is fat but still rides a super aero bike
(nothing against fat cyclists btw, it's good that they are getting out and improving themselves)
>no bottle cages
>only bikes for sport; doesn't commute, tour, randonneur, go on adventure rides, or anything else
>always drives death cage to the bike trails (it's okay to do it sometimes, but you have to ride from home at least some of the time)

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>>1239229
Someone who doesn't wear a helmet is a moron and should be ridiculed up and including when they become a brain pinata.

Riding a road bike on the sidewalk without a helmet is even more retarded because of how many bumps and obstacles are on there, as well as the narrower corridor you have to weave through + random pedestrians.
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>>1239238
All I'm saying is that attitude is counterproductive because there are actually a lot of people who would come to that conclusion on their own but for assholes who try to impose it on them.

It's the same reason why such a large part of the motorcycle community has resisted helmets: they see it as an attack on their freedom because the advocates are dicks about it.
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I ride a fat bike on the pavement, I put as smooth tires as I could find on it. No one dares try to run me over because they would wreck their front end if they impacted my steel monstrosity. It also has great inertia and good downhill acceleration so I'm always split between mashing up the last 30-50% of a hill and being physically unable to hit a cadence that would further increase my speed.
Side benefit is I can roll through parks, parking lots or jump up curbs piss easy to avoid traffic.
Urban Fatbikes are a similar demand niche to BMX, but without the skatepark.
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>>1239247
>Urban Fatbikes are a similar demand niche to BMX
Except frame size you can actually commute on.
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>>1239247
sounds cool, post pics?

The inertia thing is funny. Everyone wants light wheels but when I build up a 26" x 2.0 drop bar MTB for broken pavement city commuting I really missed the weight of 700x35

ITT: Top-tier bicycle design.
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>>1239441
That's actually pretty disappointing, as an MTB guy who commutes on a road bike, a road bike I can take off jumps is kind of a pipe dream of mine.
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>>1239564
Why not just throw roadbike wheels, tires (28-35mm), handlebars and groupset on a full-suspension 27,5" MTB-frame?
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>>1239561
saddles were designed like that for a bit so you could push up against the back for leverage, but the UCI banned them. I Imagine the longer stays allow the rear triangle to flex more.
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>>1239564
>a road bike I can take off jumps is kind of a pipe dream of mine.
also known as; a road bike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0

but RIP marc ashton's spine
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>>1239585
>but the UCI banned them.
God DAMN THEM

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So a train hit one of these abominations today.
4 kids ded and 2 critically injured.
Supposedly the brakes were malfunctioning.
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Gosh what can I say? How incredibly sad. Always, always check your brakes
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>>1239421
They shouldn't have gone in front of the train, then the train wouldn't have hit them. Trains are big and made of metal and getting hit by metal hurts because metal is hard
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>>1239421
>crossing the railtracks when a train is coming
>not making the little shits disembark to cross
>>1239599
Also this
They clearly didnt have 200 iq
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>>1239421

U L T R A K I L L
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Damn, should have taken them in a car instead of a chinese plastic tub on wheels

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Does your transit system use second-hand vehicles?
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>>1239410
>or the baltic states
Pls elaborate. I haven't heard of any heavy rail handmedowns anywhere in the Baltics, apparently because of the gauge difference.

Back in the 90s we had some busses from Copenhagen here in Riga. Those fuckers were pretty comfy. There were also some from Germany.
All current busses, trams and trolleybusses had been bought new. I'd say the city overspends quite a bit on replacing them. A bunch of 14Tr Škodas were retired after about 15 years of service which is not a very old age for a trolleybus, they could as well had kept going as they do in Vilnius.
Some five years ago a batch of retired T3 Tatras were sold for scrap price to somewhare in Ukraine. Perhaps some 14Tr Škodas were too but I'm not sure.

Picrelated still run in Liepāja, bought from somewhere in ex-Eastern Germany. I'm not sure about the current situation there, but at least some years ago they still had some 90s busses from Switzerland as well. There could be some second hand busses still running in some other smaller Latvian towns but that's it.
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We have a few Scania Omnibuses from London but otherwise it was all bought new. Couple of islands over you've got the heritage railway using 1959 tube stock as carriages though.
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>>1239455
>CKD
>Tatra
The two best gifts from god.
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>>1239323
Not my city, but the commuter rail lines connecting Hartford, Springfield, Old Saybrook, and New London to New Haven are generally run with hand-me-down locomotives and cars
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>>1239458
>Jersey has double deckers

What the absolute fuck

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so some jackoff just stole my bike any ideas on what i should be doing to get it back i have already filed a police report what should be my next step pick related
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>>1239534
Keep an eye on craigslist etc in case it's being resold. However, if your town is anything like mine, your bike has been chopped up for resale.
I've had 2 bikes stolen. Don't be as dumb as me, learn your lesson the first time. Get a high quality lock and better security discipline.
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Check your local Craigslist, go to nearby flea markets, get a proper u-lock for next time, use fucking commas
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have you seen pic related?
i highly recommend it

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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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