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>>2017
>>Man can now travel the cosmos freely without needing the full backing of a superpower focused on beating "those damn commies".
>>Still rabbiting on about Victorian tech and a fucking plant.

So when does /n/ embrace the star-studded future of human travels?
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I'm more for unmanned space. Machines are already replacing humans on Earth, it's backwards to intensify manned space travel.

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Does anybody else really like depressing sort of train stations? I can't really explain it, but I'd rather go to a depressing train station than a futuristic utopian one.
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>>1051912
>>1051952
Sure is comfy as all hell, but it still reminds me of that
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>>1051653
>>1051912
[Insert joke about holocaust/Bielefeld denial]
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>>1052013
You can do better than that.
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>>1051285
Reason I am asking is I was wondering which station may be best for suicide. Visiting london for a short while and want to end it there.
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>>1052101
Check out the thread for that >>1041494
And don't be an asshole and do it by train. At least shoot some businessmen on the way out if you wanna do it in London.

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What's the fastest you've ever gone on the flats on a bike? I never seem to be able to break 30 km/h
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>>1052045
I'm guessing he means descending and not on flat ground.
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I don't have a modern 11 speed bike yet, but spinning out 14 x 53 on my 8 x 2 yields 40 - 50kmph. Usually cruising around 25-35 kmph though. Really excited to see what it's like to train and race w/ 6800 on carbon.
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I have no idea what my max speed on flats and without wind is because where I live there aren't very many flats, there aren't very many days without some noticeable degree of wind, and the really flat plains near me are ALWAYS windy. I would speculate that my top sprint without any assistance would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 35mph or 60kph...

I think it's more useful to say that my cruising speed over the course of a ride is 16mph on a day when I'm taking it easy or just really early in the springtime, an average in the 20-21 mph over a decent length ride means I'm moving pretty good. My goal for this coming year is to do a century ride, solo, breaks and pit stops included, in under 5 hours. I nearly achieved it this past May before injury interrupted my season, so it's definitely possible.
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>>1052045

t. 30t 1x chainring babby

meanwhile in the real world, the vast majority of 26' MTBs come with a triple and a top gear of 44x11, which can easily get up to 55 or even 60 km/h on the flat.
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I did 88mph in -85, been here for a few years now.

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sup /n/

I got a mini velo for cheap (150 dollars) second hand

what now?

pic not related
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>>1052098
OH MY.
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>>1052098
Ironically, the one you just posted is a folding or breakaway frame (see the break in the down/top tube, with the silver handle for tightening that's mostly hidden behind the seat tube?), therefore "not a minivelo" based on your definition.

Pretty much any bike with a single tube spanning the headtube and seattube (instead if separate top and downtubes) is meant to come apart.

For instance, >>1051868 is also a folder/breakaway frame. See the big plastic handwheel on the back of the seat tube for cranking the parts together?

Pictured: A proper minivelo
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>>1051836
>how can I know a mini velo is for me?

You want a mildly smaller, lighter bike that's easier to carry up stairs, easier to store inside your small apartment, easier to take onto the train, etc - and you're willing to compromise on the riding qualities of the bike to achieve that (the smaller wheels will do worse on rough surfaces/potholes/etc).

You don't need the ultimate compactness of a folding bike, and therefor you don't want that extra weight/complexity.
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>>1052098
this bike is fucking gorgeous.. are those twenty four inch wheels?

>>1052142
the proper term is "démontable". and anyway, who gives a fuck. you failed to mention that the Sauvage above is beautiful and has a racist headbadge, therefore, you lose this argument.
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>>1052145
>you lose this argument
*shrug* I don't have any skin in this game; just was pointing out that the dude's definition didn't fit what he was posting.

That Sauvage is real pretty, tho.

Old thread is dead.
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>>1052040
Is it for your son, or maybe a young nephew?
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>>1052075
I'm 18
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>>1052020
>>1052040
I have a foldable bike, it's a bso, but it's really useful. It cost me 200 euro and I probably saved more than 2000 euro by using it for commuting/carrying stuff.
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>>1051885
bonded rear triangle, the countdown begins
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The only pic i have.
Bought her off craigslist and didnt change much except the tires and a new seat, r8 n h8 m8's; she's my first.

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/n/ do you think anything exciting will ever happen again with derailleur technology?
Will anyone ever challenge Shimano or Campy or even SRAM again?
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>>1052034
I've done that before
the head of the cable is seated inside the barrel adjuster
It's locking the derailer into a single position to act as a tensioner for a SS conversion

though more typically I perform this operation for: "customer has dead shifter but is too cheap to buy new one and doesn't understand shifting anyway" to just lock them into a useable middle gear.
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Why isn't there a bicycle shifting ASMR video with no one talking, just a bike shifting

One of you fags get on it
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>>1052128
I see, usually when people use a derailer as a tensioner they just use the limit screws to lock it in place. I'm still confused as to why it's been done on that bike though.
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>>1052129
I have good cameras and audio equipment
But I'm too lazy
And I only have a Claris that doesn't shift perfectly
Sorry f a m
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>>1051269
It is possible to make a single speed specific full suspension frame.

I'm not an engineer but if I were to design a bike frame with gearbox, I would make it so that a chain tension device wouldn't be needed.

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I couldn't have asked for better conditions for my Commercial MEL tomorrow. And I've already flown with this check pilot for the same flight, (he did my End of Course ride for a 141 school)

But hey look what I found while planning from RCM to OKC >picrelated
Who says he's only into the Airlines when he has V-way Intersections named after him?
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I nearly had enough experience to start soloing, but work was getting too stressful and I could only choose one thing to focus on.

That was two years ago. Things are a lot calmer. Are my 20+ hours of experience still valid? How do I get back into it?

I have a flight sim at home (yoke/rudder/throttle/trim/VR headset) and have been practicing basic stuff (patterns, stalls, rotating around a point, VOR/GPS navigation, etc) but that doesn't really count for much.
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>>1051852

When I was in early high school in 2007, my mom signed me up for flight lessons. I logged quite a bit of hours but never solo'd. I went into the military and then went through a bunch of career changes before I decided to go back on the aviation path. I started flying again this past November have have done 3 solos so far. My first lesson I did in November, even 9 years later I still remembered quite a bit. I guess it's similar to riding a bike. I retained quite a bit of information.

Also yes, as long as you still have your logbook, your hours don't expire.
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It ain't pretty or fancy, but it'll do for what I want right now..
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>>1052012
kek is that the nose mitt
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>>1052012
C172N?

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What's your fav kind of bike rack?

steel hoop, lamp post, wheel holder, something weirder?

convenient bike locking is underrated imo
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The one that's inside

Fuck bike racks, they only exist so that idiots who are afraid of bikes can point to them and go "see? it goes there!"
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A metal post
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>>1052114
Bad idea, someone could just lift that bike out of there without even having to bust the u-lock.
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>>1052136
Medium quality bait.
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My favorite kind of lock is the free-standing horseshoe - they're not space efficient at all and can only accept two bikes, but they provide optimal locking convenience and minimize the chances of anybody bumping your bike and causing damage.

>>1051764
>>that guy who just locks his bike across the whole thing
I will admit that I have done this on more than a few occasions, but only because the ends were already taken.

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It was a good idea at the time
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>>1052102
A colony on Mars in 2010 would have been awesome. The Shuttle cost us that.
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>>1052103
The Russians and Americans should have worked together in space exploration after the cold war
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>>1052103
No it didn't dipshit. Ludicrous budget cuts for NASA from Congress as a % of GDP did.
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>>1051966
Building a space plane will always be a good idea
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weEEEEHA!,
,lets keep in mind,, imnot only delusional,,, butstupid.,
,,,,,EVERY DAMN LAUNCH!, hiden,, so large itsinvisible!,, just call itrash,, we just "dumpit.
, the External Tank,, has its own orbital rockets,, pretested pressure vessel,, multichambers,, hatchs,, insulated, has oxegen,, SPACE FACTORYS!
,,,and how to deliver the goods?> SHUTTLE!
, bring large scale back to earth.
,, nowe have better.

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Previous thread >>1043316

A thread for questions about buying bikes


Got a Cannondale CAADX 105 that's otherwise great but I want a smaller frame size because trails and shit because fun.
I could buy another one with a smaller frame but also interested in the 2016 Kona Jake the Snake.

Also looked at Kona Rove (not sure about the 1x11 meme for my purposes though, for one) and the 2017 Jake (not sure about the ride of an aluminum fork).

Jake the Snake has thru-axle which is preferable.

G2gfast is very important but also usability (and fun) in places where g2gfast shouldn't go is of importance. Ability to fit wider tires would be great but not at terrible cost to g2gfast.

Rides vary in length ≈30-150 km (20-90 mi). Usually anywhere up to half of it is gravel/trails kind of shit. I ride in all sorts of places. I also ride a lot on snow and ice (4-5 months of snow coverage per winter).

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>>1052046
They're really not lighter than an ultralight post. By going proprietary, you give up the opportunity for weight weenie seatposts. They're probably lighter than a generic OEM seatpost. Stiffer isn't really an advantage on seatposts, considering people tend to like compliance.
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>>1052099
A lot of high end bikes these days uses proprietary seatposts anyway (the lower versions of both TCR and Propel uses proprietary seatposts), so you cant really go weight weenie on the seatpost anyway
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>>1052106
If you mean aero posts. But if you're looking at aero bikes you get the one with the features you like or the drag figures you're willing to pay for. You're looking at the whole package at that point, so the weight of a part doesn't matter because you need to use the entire frameset together.
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>>1051870
very astute
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>>1052125
TCR really isn't an aero frame yet it has proprietary semi aero seatpost. The TCR isn't even the ultimate weight weenie frame.

>>1052046
I'm planning on buying a frame for the next 5 - 10 years now so resale isn't really on the top of my list in priorities.

I rode the cheapest TCR frame for 1200 km in 2 weeks last summer and it seemed pretty great. I'll probably end up pulling the trigger on this soon.

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Hello /n/, recently a trackless trolley line in my city re-opened after being closed for ~5 years for road reconstruction. Route 73 (Harvard-Waverly) along with routes 71 and 72 were converted from streetcar to trackless in the 1950s, and remain as the last surviving trackless lines in Boston. As we just got a foot of snow I figured it would be cozy to go ride the newly rewired 73 line. Here are the pics I took.
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Debrecen.
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Budapest.
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>>1051939
the reason they stick with electric at Harvard is the same reason the Silver Line switches to electric when it goes underground. nobody wants to die from inhaling diesel fumes. all the trackless trolley lines in Boston (save the Waterfront line) USED to be streetcar lines, and (at the time) it was cheaper to just convert them to electric trolleybuses rather than redesign the entire station to accommodate diesel buses.
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>>1052076
And yet they still send regular buses through the Harvard Bus Tunnel.
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>>1052079
Yes, in limited numbers. and with newer, cleaner burning diesel engines, they might get rid of trolleys entirely, but probably not anytime soon. IIRC the Harvard trolleybuses act as sort of a tourist attraction as well as a source of revenue, similar to the Mattapan-Ashmont high speed line, which exclusively runs old post-war PCCs.

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>>1025462 Old thread

Somewhere on the other side of the globe, we are melting Edition.

Post your rides, post photos of riding, tell us about the ride. Even trainer rides are allowed!

I'll start off with a cautionary tale. I've always ridden with just one spare tube (aside from all day affairs) with the reasoning that if I had more flats then I'd just patch them as I went.

What this did not anticipate was a grass patch FULL of fucking goatheads, which ruined both of my tubes utterly and completely.

So yeah always carry two spares folks.
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Carrols Corner.
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Kind of meh out so I went for my first run in about 3 weeks since my ankle was finally good. One week of running left me with a sore ankle for a bit over two weeks. Ankle was good but my bum hip didn't like it. The frequency and length of commercials on Spike TV while they were playing X-Men was just killing me.

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Discussion thread for /n/ related anime. Two currently airing this season

Yowamushi Pedal S3 - Monday
Minami Kamakura High School Cycling Club - Friday
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>>1051784
ty
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>>1051786
>At least it wasn't cringe inducing like the plot of Minami.

What's cringey about Minami's plot?, the only thing that comes to my mind is that ´´how do I pedal´´ at episode 1. And about LR, what the other anon said, LR was filled with otakubait stuff that for some people can be more cringey, stuff like china dress for a japanese restaurant, the typical maid job, the onsen episode... Come on, look at the oficial art, it's pure fanservice.
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reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

i just want to see todays new up
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Last two episodes were better in my mind when I read the manga. They fell a bit flat.
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>>1051903
>Also the guy who instructs them always looks like he's on the eighth or ninth take for that shot and just wants to get it done so he can go home.

lmao, that's a great description

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/BRT/: Bike Racing and Training, 'Attack Off The Front' edition

Previous thread (currently on auto-sage): >>1041744

IN THIS THREAD, we discuss:
* Training for bike racing (road, MTB, track)
* Bike racing tactics and strategy
* Bike handling skills relating to racing (pacelining, maneuvering within the pack, blocking, when to attack, etc)
* Your races
* Pro races
* Equipment choices (including power meters, heart rate monitors, etc)
* Anything and everything relating to bicycle racing and training

When discussing power, post W/kg (watts per kilogram), not just watts.


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>>1051897
dammit dave, don't false flag me

but you got dropped? how? did you crash?
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>>1052078
Yes this is Dave

Until yesterday I have been off the bike for the past two weeks; a combination of overtraining, replacing certain old parts far too late, making too many unchecked fit adjustments and an inflammatory illness BTFO'd my knees, leading me to two weeks of non-activity and stress-induced binge eating. My knees are still proper fucked, though I am taking prescription NSAID's and have refitted everything on the bike once again (saddle fore/aft and height, cleat float and angle) to correction.

As far as that ride was concerned, even in prime uninjured form I likely would have struggled with their pace- I ended up setting my all-time highest 20 minute max peak power (and a top 5 in pretty much every other peak average power category), and though I was among the smallest of the bunch they where producing around about my FTP for sustained timespans. It of course didn't help that I did 30 intense miles prior to the ride, and showed up to the ride with one water bottle and one gel, so I deservedly got rekt
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>>1052049
VeganRider is that you?
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>>1052120
You're the guy with the BMC right?
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>>1052122
yes why?

/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last thread: >>1047494 (you)

Resources:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
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>>1052025
>you can screw the axle of a QR rear wheel into the hanger and try to get the rims as close to parallel as you can, from all angles.
Wow, I just tried this technique and while far from accurate it's pretty damn helpful. Used a zip tie around the rim to check for distance on different points
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>>1052038
...in fact I think I'll make a DIY hanger alignment gauge with a spare rear hub I have lying around. Shouldn't be too hard
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At what kind of body fat should I be worried about kidney failure? That's just the extreme low end/thin athletes, right? Like 140, 150?
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>>1052087
> Like 140, 150?
Pounds? That's not super light for a man of average height.
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what is this piece of the v brake called



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