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/pybt/ - Post Your Bike Thread

Last one is at 300
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>>1192265
fuck off, they completely negate the preformance from his thousands of dollars into marginal gains with a sprinter stem, an aero carbon frame, ultegra, aero carbon wheels and aero bars. I'd rather ride an entry level bike with nice tires than that $4000 fredsled with shitskins for the cornering grip alone.
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>>1192265
le 150w man responds
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>>1192307
more watts than you
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>>1192306
Are those outershell bags?

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Is that true?
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>>1192262
I saw a show on the so-called Bermuda Triangle, they were dropping ROV's onto objects seen on sonar. One was a Piper just sitting there on the bottom with no sign of damage & the keys still in the ignition. Registration number later showed it was stolen out of Florida.. likely used for a drug run.

If the conditions are nice & the plane brought in slow enough, it should sink relatively intact. Sure looks creepy though... especially deep wrecks.
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>>1192262
Meanwhile, Titanic is expected to collapse entirely by 2020.
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>>1192285
Iron +100 years verses aluminium + 20
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>>1191932
>>1191948
There's anime about that. Last Exile and Love Song of a Certain Pilot.
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>>1192285
Any recent pix of the wreck? I saw some of the Doria and her superstructure has fallen entirely away.

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As warm weather approaches, the casuals leave their couches.

How was your ride?
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Yesterday's ride wasn't great - got some sutures. Taking a few days off before I get back on the bike.
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>>1190116
calm my beating heart

also my fat ass caused my saddle to shift upwards and fuck me in the perineum on the way back
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>>1192211
Get a seatpost that uses 2 bolts for the angle adjustment. Friction type blow, as do the notch and groove type.
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>>1184847
You sound like a rude, selfish twat. Follow the rules, dickhole.
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When to Yosemite this past weekend, did Tioga Road up to the pass and back from the east entrance. 93 miles, 8300ft of elevation gain. Majority of the ride was above 8000ft, the pass was at 9945ft. We got hailed on at one point. One of the harder rides I've ever done.

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It was reported that when Google testing their self driving cars, their employees are getting too used to the system and do all sort of thing instead of focusing onto the car when driving. As they worries that the same would happen to customers when cars with computer assisted driving system emerge onto the market, they designed to skip developing self driving platforms that would require human intervention in emergency situation, and instead opt for development of fully automated cars.
Is it a step to right direction? Are all other self driving car developers doing it incorrectly?
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Self driving cars are fucking retarded. Rail is a much better solution.
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>>1192079
Monorail!
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>>1192079
Maybe when someone invents the niggerless train.
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>>1192242
Well they used to have them. Just bring back segregation
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>>1192242
My deepest sympathies go to ameriga once again for their failure to create safe, clean, effective public transportation.

t. australian who has often caught trains full of people going to work with no undesirables whatsoever

Bike Buying General

Spring is here, shops and craigslist are gonna start getting busy.

Post your local craigslist, height, and what type of riding you're planning on doing.
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6'2" 188cm looking for a commuter bike in Chicago.

Still using the bike I got in high school I know nothing about bikes but know/feel its shit.

Budget is $100-$300 but could go higher if anyone finds a nice on Chicago/Chicagoland craigslist.

The couple I found are:

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/royal-blood-fuji-sports-12/6569228562.html

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bik/d/86-lotus-excelle-25-in-made/6594971054.html

>Japan
>very sharp


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Hey /n/.

I'm a trash-tier /o/ poster but I'm too poor to support my car habit and need to get to work. My uncle dug this out of his garage, said his friend gave it to him and it's a decent bike.

I'm 5'11, 230 (but I've dropped from 300 in the last 6 months) and last rode a bike like 10 years ago. Is this a terrible starting bike? Is it worth putting the money in for tires and a tune-up? Only about 5 miles a day ride, pretty gentle.


Frame says Specialized Sirrus Sport? It also has weird pedals that look like they need special shoes.
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>>1192290
Also never ridden a bike with those weird curved handlebars.
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>>1192293
>those weird curved handlebars
you can't diss drop bars on /n/.

2x14 gears should get you most places. Shouldn't need any mechanical work you can't do yourself. You should have heaps of tools from working on cars too.
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>>1192290
its an absolutely perfect starter bike, good size for you, condition looks quite good.

You could fix it up yourself if you're vaguely competent. Those tires look ok, maybe they just need some new tubes. Replace the pedals with some bmx/ mtb flats for now. You just need a 15mm spanner. Both sides unscrew towards the back of the bike (left side is a reverse thread). lightly grease the new threads.

you could get a rear rack for commuting so you don't get a sweaty back, it has the mounts for it

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Cycling while high...yay or nay?

I think it is pretty awesome but I worry I am putting others at risk. Should I ride sober?
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>>1192261

I have known many potheads and they are generally lazy, mentally weak people.

Most of the world laughs at the Western loser who think being a drug addict or drunkie who cannot function without foreign substances are some cool, greater beings and the "life of the party".
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Only been high like 3 times in my life. I don't think I could ride a bike confidently. I'd want to melt in the seat of a recumbent.

Dumb question, can weed give you mild hallucinations? Or just give you tunnel vision? I swear I had a mild effect with my eyes closed at a concert and my friends made fun of me like I was bullshitting
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That was the 3rd time. 2nd time really being high, I was swimming and it was incredible and freeing
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>>1191975
Stoned drivers just drive slow as hell, if they're driving at all, which they usually won't. One time I got ultra fucking stoned, hopped in my S2000, and wound up standing at the top of Multnomah falls practicing slow-mo kung fu moves in the moonlight. Anyway, I remember driving at way below the speed limit and basically being a granny. I can't remember what it's like to ride a bike high. I mean, I've done it enough times but nothing all that cool happened.
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Went bikepacking with a dude, he sparked up every time we stopped. I was impressed at how fast he was.

Men that actually use the therm "cager" are nothing but a bunch of pathetic weasels.
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I always thought of it as some dated 80s term that some trustafarian burnout would yell at passing cars because 'two wheels good, four wheels bad'.

those people still exist but I bet that for every person who rides a bike and doesn't own a car there are 10 that ride a bike and do own a car.
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>>1191892
>not every african american gets labelled nigger
Shows what you know.
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>>1191962
Cager comes from the motorcyclist lexicon, generally by people who use motorcycles as their primary means of transportation, and not boomers on harleys. Traditionally motorcyclists were much more rebellious and contrarian than bicyclists, excepting the era of bicyclists before and during the early stages of the automobile.
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>>1192090
jesus thats even worst
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>>1192272
Damn, don't you hate it when people are contrarian to your ideal society? Doesn't that really inconvience you? What a bother! Can't these people just be normal??

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Can I get some tips on commuting by bike?

I'm about to accept a new job offer. It's approximately 6 miles away from my home.

I have access to trails, side streets, and sidewalks (otherwise very busy streets).

Is there anything I should know before I start commuting by bike?

I haven't ridden my bike over the winter because I'm quite the fair-day rider. But I figure it'll help me with fitness and keeping my car fuel/maintenance costs down.

Anyone here who bikes to work?
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>>1192182
>Calls others autists

>Tells others to ride on the pavement like a hobo or 3 year old on a tricycle
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>>1192165
Didn't you see his name in the OP? He's a cager himself, no wonder he doesn't want to annoy his precious cages
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>>1192182
You're a retard, even if no one is walking on the sidewalks the area before driveways are a huge fucking blind spot where drivers aren't expecting an object moving faster than 3-5 mph, meaning they will pull out right into your path.
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>>1191479
California drivers are crazy, anon
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>>1192182
>Use the sidewalk in suburbia and sparsely populated areas
>Implying there isn't heaps of road space in suburbia and populated areas to ride on without inconveniencing cars
>he loves the feeling of concrete slabs going clunk under his wheel
>he loves running into pedestrians however infrequently
>he travels so slowly it doesn't inconvenience him to stop and give way at every road

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Thoughts on ebikes for commuting?
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i wanted a motorcycle until i realized i can say fuck the law with one of these, ima get one and ride it like its the wild wildd west till they start heavy regulation og them
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>>1156231
Be a man, Burn gas or stick to your dyke lanes.
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>>1190785
>be a hypermasculine jerk like me
no fanks
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>>1190785
This desu, but i must say that i abhor your setup, it looks disgusting.
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>>1190779
There is no regulations anon
Either you drive past a car in 60 or 80km/h zone, get under police investigation, and then hit a pedestrian
Or you don't, and nothing happens.

Case in point:
>https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/domt-til-fengsel-for-a-ha-meid-ned-kvinne-med-blodtrimmet-elsykkel-1.14039867
tldr: Eu regulations of 250w 25km/h limitation, decides its a good idea to speed past a car in a 60km/h urban zone, and then hits a pedestrian

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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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>>1134031

SAD!
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>>1174321

How'd it sink
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>>1154121
Pretty sure most people want two boilers in case one breaks down and it's usually pretty hard to add another boiler to a ship. Not too sure about this one, but I assume it's too inaccessible, it's just easier to buy a new ship instead.
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>>1190526
How about replacing the busted boiler with a diesel engine?
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>>1189982
You hit stuff in the lake
Can't patch it or get it to shore fast enough
Have to save what you can of cargo, get the crew on lifeboats, go to shore.
Acquire divers and gear in a world without telephones or really cars.

Have to come back with divers, ping pong balls like some Donald Duck cartoon, and raise it, get it to shore, and repair it. They did it a little different, but thats still the essence.

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>debating a Musk fanboy about how stupid his hyperloop is
oh boy I overestimated things here
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>>1188578
Damn, they could be building trains on the Moon with that kind of money when the BFR is done.
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>>1183465
Are you retarded?
Do you think regular trains drop people off in front of their house?
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>>1183542
Are you literally retarded?
Where do you get that it's a pneumatic train?
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>>1183460
>untested and unproved
how do you think things go from 'untested' to 'tested'
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>>1188628
And then you get... Light Rail
Yay for technology.
And its still cursed with the limitations of existing streets and infastructure, but it can be really decent, and is that in several formet Soviet cities.

Im ready to stop using my phone as gps. Looking into a bike computer.

Whats your best value bike computer with turn by turn directions? Anyone have the lezyne super gps?
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>>1192088
I was considering getting a micro GPS, but I'm thinking of just living without one at all. there's no information on a bike computer I actually need, cadence is nice but I can figure out if im spinning or grinding by paying attention to whether im spinning or grinding
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Whatever you do, don't EVER even consider a Garmin Edge Touring. Garmin should be fucking put out of business for that type of bullshit
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>>1192268

Thank god I didn't buy that.
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>>1192268
I bought one, but haven't had the chance to ride with a busted arm. Redpill me please?
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Get a Wahoo Bolt and never need anything else again.

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Do you think PanAm will ever return /n/?
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No.
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>>1192292
Fpbp.

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Perfidious Competition edition

Previous >>1128376
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>sign on
>it's another captain is a complete retard episode
>117 days left
epic my dudes
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>>1191305
>117 days left
fuck, dude. four month hitches? what do you do?
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>>1191461
Tanker
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>tfw when you long to live by the ocean or sea in a comfy harbor town but you had to be born in kansas

feels bad man
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>>1192230
>tfw you work on the ocean but are free to live wherever you want in America because the company will fly you to the ship

Wyoming here I come lads

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If you had one million dollars to spend on a boat to take you around the world what would you get? What kind of hull? Size? Please explain your picks. Pic related isnt my pick. I'm new to this so I'd like some baseline opinions.
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keep dreaming fag
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>>1190111
Should've posted in boat/jetski general, that thread is basically the only (very slow) thread where anyone cares about water other than /mg/
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>>1190111

500k boat
500k spares, insurance, kit, upgrades budget.

You wont have to worry about running out of cash if you need a new mast and rigging cus of a snap.

As for mono vs catamaran, fuck knows. Youll have to do a lot of research for your own preference.

Sth around 50 to 60 foot is still managable for 2 people, but youll need to have a bit of sailing experience, cant just jump to that size and go.

There is a LOT of power in those size boats, even in a 15kt wind. You really have to know what you're doing.
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>>1190111
I like traditional mono hulls in the 33' to 36' range with wide bodies (think Hunter & Catalinas) as they are comfortable for me to handle alone & have adequate living space during extended voyages. Not sure which make & model yet.

That said, i've read a book about a young couple from Toronto who travelled to Florida in the late 90s where they bought a 32'-ish used cat and sailed around the world over a span of a couple of years. In it was a picture of a drink sitting on their table, all nice & level while in the background ahead of them was a monohull they were buddy-sailing with, heeled over at 35 degrees. Food for thought.

But at my age i'm subscribing to "go small, go cheap, go now" crowd. I've already met retirees who bought 40+' yachts with dreams of sailing away & spent 5 or 6 yrs outfitting them with all the bells and whistles, when suddenly age related health issues cropped up destroying their plans.



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