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Why are you destroying the environment with your discount bargain bin chinese carbon wheels with no warranty, when you could be saving the environment with the revolutionary new FusionFiber™ that come with a lifetime, no questions asked replacement coverage for the original owner? Sure it costs about 3x as much but think of the moral superiority it gets you

The only problem is it's made in Utah which is full of crazy people, which kinda negates the moral superiority, I'd almost rather send money directly to the CCP at that point

Also discuss wheels and stuff
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If it's japanese it should be okay.
sun ringle stuff is old and works.
Dt swiss is nice and expensive
velocity is good
mavic stuff supposedly isn't as good as it used to be
chink rims are meta, specifically carbon ones shilled by youtubers.
Don't get a super wide rim when you plan on running narrow tires. Don't go low spoke count unless you go tall strong rim or high spoke tension.
Used wheels are the best deal if you are going rim brake. Fork disk you can probably find new rims on sale.
>chink rims are meta, specifically carbon ones shilled by youtubers.
carbon rims seem nice but too expensive for me at the moment.
Are the chink ones any good?
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Does anyone actually by non-chinese carbon rims for DIY? What would be the point of stand-alone rims on a high end, cost-no-object wheelset? All the high end stuff is part of a complete system now.
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I've been running a pair of Gokiso climber hubs for a couple of years. They do what is claimed. The hub body suspension occasionally makes the bike feel a little squidgy (bumps in road mid corner). They are a niche product and priced accordingly but they are a solid, honest product.

Stand alone rims laced to Gokiso hubs. Flies below radar.
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Mogs every wheel ever posted here. Are you panasonic flames anon? The skewer and QR lever look familiar and you both have demonstrated an interest in slightly weird, very Japanese, very "yes I do have a lot of money but that's not important right now" bike products.

Rhetorical question I'm 100% certain you are. I have also managed to geolocate pretty Japanese girls using only the reflections in their pupils but don't worry I'm not crazy. Ok I am crazy. But in a good way.

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Performance enhancing drugs edition

Old >>1972124
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why would i run slicks on loose sandy terrain
even so, why would i want to run knobbies for 50 miles of pavement over slicks
he brought slicks for the long commute, and knobs for the trails he was commuting to.. what's dumb about that?
I just found them on an abandoned bike, they were going to waste
Abandoned bike anon strikes again! How does he keep getting away with it?

Share your ride, ask for advice, shitpost about 'em, so and on and so on.

All posters with pedal less monstrosities like Sur Ron's will be summarily executed.
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Best Buy sells some cheap ones that seem decent and u can pick them up so it doesn't get shipped and end up broken
same 20mph is fine meanwhile roadfags spend just as much for their shitty gear and blow through intersections all the time to conserve speed
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This is why I prefer conversion kits because of the easy DIY. Some pre-made ebikes are just awful to work on
is fiido a good brand and specifically the fiido t1. to use for city travel and maybe carrying women back to my place from work

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Are thinner tires better for bikes that are used in the city and gravel roads mostly?
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less rolling resistance = better
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large tires (2.25" ~ 57mm) are way better than skinnier on rough gravel, it's the difference between walking or floating over it at full speed.
>full carbon fatbike

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Honestly probably a goofy ass ride I'd love to give er a spin

On the topic of tires, anyone recommend some fast 650b gravel tires in the >= 2.00in range?|

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Why does this keep happening?
This literally happens all the time, it’s just that for some gay (stupid) reason, the media is covering every little thing. It’s like if the news reported every car crash and near miss, there would be 1000 of stories every day. I should know, I’m a pilot
Obviously won't happen over France tomorrow due to ATC strike
>I should know, I’m a pilot
you say this to the cashier when checking out groceries, or the UPS guy when he delivers a package, don't you?

i guess i would too, you guys are hot shit.
Those clowns over in ATC need a refresher course on Vitaly Kaloyev.

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US Mariners: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1lxDKFTLO4x771l06T9y331XYhlc6TqYj-hfhl91iXXU/edit?pli=1
UK Mariners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yjRTjwJRkW_wYqis7E-c9U0xTQZWLXbsP--2qgYKUdM/edit
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Your best bet is being active, listening to others and showing that you're willing to learn.

Also, socialize with the crew after work. Don't stay in your cabin.
Where are you from?
what? no. Far East is where all the consumer crap industry is, so there's more traffic of shit coming from China and going to the Americas/Europe.
OS aren't allowed on epf and I'm on a TAO.
Lol, lmao even
Heres how to survive ER as an apprentice:
>dont be a smartass
>take advice to heart
>show interest by asking questions (at the appropriate time)
>"hey Anon i saw you do X in the Y way, why like this"
>if they explain something write it down in a notebook
>grab tools and shit before they even ask
Good luck if you have the stressed out engineers who yell at you for everything and anything. Theyre assholes and dont mind them too much.

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Space transportation general. Since spaceflight is increasing exponentially, since we are up to at least a launch per week and since we are days away from an industry revolutionizing fully reusable
super heavy lift launch vehicle.

Upcoming launches:


SpaceX livestreams on Twitter/X:

Upcoming NASA operations:


SpaceX Mars goal

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Seems like they don't want any vertical tanks which desu seems like a waste of time to make the change.
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Nothing more kino than this.
How reliable is rocketlab these days? I still hear that they have the occasional RUD.
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We have confirmed deployment of the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System in low Earth orbit!

Next steps are powering up and making contact with the ground. Stay up to date by following along on our blog: go.nasa.gov/4b5FaY0
That image was a falcon9 but rocketlab seems to have ironed out the kinks. Its much less risky than it used to be.

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If you want help picking out a bike, post your height, what you will use the bike for, and a link to your local craigslist.

>I want to buy a new bike. What should I watch out for?
Don't buy Wal-Mart garbage.
Don't buy department store garbage.
Beware of amazon and alibaba garbage.

>Should I buy from Bikes Direct?
If you are clueless enough that you need to ask, no. If you have no mechanical ability, no. If the alternative is walmart, maybe. Ask first.

>I want to buy a used bike. What should I watch out for and where should I buy?

Craigslist is good for old bikes. Pinkbike.com/buysell is good for used modern mid- to high- end mountain bikes.
Ask in /bbg/ if uncertain.

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I'm familiar with both these cities but I would have to travel to both of them
I'm looking for an older road bike, ideally something that I could put a rack on. I'm not well versed in bicycles, I've only rode cheap mountain bikes from when I was younger. I would be using it mostly on paved roads, bikepacking being the end goal. I'm 6 foot.
if you're inexperienced, looking for vintage and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, i suggest buying a $20-$50 pos, and spending the rest of your budget on basic tools and new tires. this way you can learn what you like and don't like without spending a lot of money. you'll also learn basic maintenance which will be beneficial in the future. if you hate the bike, you just put the old tires back on and re-list it for the same price you paid and try something else. 80s jap bikes are a great value. Miyata, Nishiki, Centurion, Panasonic, Shogun, etc.
Putting bikes direct and amazon/walmart bikes in the same category shows you have no idea what you're talking about. Just because there is a cultural taboo against swapping the 105 crankset and putting in fsa and still calling it a "105 build" doesn't mean it's in the same league as grip shifting monstrosities. I agree the marketing is skeezy and the bikes have negative prestige and many of the customers are probably pretty clueless but it's still better than a random craiglist dumpster dive, and btw you'll need mechanical ability on a mail order bike, unless maybe it's a canyon or something where it's meticulously done except for clamping the bars and sticking the front wheel in the dropouts

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I’m a pilot doing aerial work and approaching 1000 hours and I’m about to apply to a company, I have all my licenses and rating’s however since I graduated, I’ve only been flying VFR since there’s no ifr operations (even if I consider myself to be very good, If not better in IFR) but still tho, it’s been a year. Anyway, I feel like my knowledge in aviation has gone so low, like I feel like idk what I am doing but when I open the aviation books, I instantly know the answer. Like do you get it? If someone or an exam asks me, I’ll know the answer but otherwise I’ll be lost. Also are there any airline pilots that can tell me if the airlines train you well in terms of their operations and their IFR procedures and is it normal that 70% of the stuff I’ve studied in aviation, it doesn’t apply in real life. (For example I used to know the entire FAR AND CAR AIM by heart, now I know like 30-60% )
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can't even address me directly. classic beta F/O post. I'll bet the flight attendants peg you
Well I appreciate it. I try to apply the same logic I use in my day to day to planes, and I also try to remember how many flights I’ve been on before this new anxiety.
Might just start swigging a shot before flights though. Either way thanks a bunch
Don’t overthink it brotha you got it
Calm down seat 27B

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Hi /n/, thoughts on package drivers? UPS package car driver here
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FedEx does the same shit, FedEx Ground uses only contracted couriers but Express still has in-house couriers but now they're merging the Ground and Express logistics chains and sacking half the Express couriers for more contracted couriers. Raj in all his pajeet retardation is selling out FedEx's reputation even more for a quick buck, I hate that fucking poo
Did you start as driver? If so, how'd you get that lucky?
that unwavering confidence of the screen-based workforce, even in the face of ai. also much of blue collar shit is of questionable greater purpose. I long to just grow food and humans, at the expense of what feels like all social standing. the market demands distractions and brutal ethical compromises
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For those who are sailors, what sorts of books to you take to read while underway?

Last April, a company called Dreamstar Lines announced plans for an overnight service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in effect, restoring Southern Pacific's Lark service, the overnight equivalent of the more famous Coast Daylight, which ceased service in 1968.

What we know:

>the train would run between Los Angeles Union Station and San Francisco's 4th & King Street Caltrain station
>rolling stock will consist of streamliner cars built in the 1940s and 1950s
>actual train consist would be a locomotive, 5-6 sleeper cars, and a lounge car serving drinks and "tavern food" (idk what that would entail)
>the train would run on a ten-and-a-half hour schedule, departing around 10pm and arrive at its final destination at 8:30am
>Tickets will be in the $300-$1000 (the minimum is slightly higher than the current price for a private room on Los Angeles-Oakland on Amtrak's Coast Starlight at $284)
>there will be no coach service, sleeper class only
>the company hopes to begin operations by Summer, 2024
>the project is far enough along that negotiations with Metrolink and Union Pacific for right of way have already started

The most detailed sources I could find

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They'd have to use a paint scheme like this to attract ridership.
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Agreed, the utterly garbage paint schemes and general appearance of the their trains is one of the major reasons Amtrak consistently fails to turn anything resembling a profit. Their trains are soulless metal shitboxes on top of being unreliable, frequently late, and suffering from stale service.
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The big problem with Nightjet is that's part of the Austrian national carrier so they can give their trains priority whereas private railroads seem to go out of their way to screw passenger services here.
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>No one's going to pay for a luxury overnight sleeper train

I mean, they already do though.
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>Interstate 5

LA traffic makes it take nearly as long to drive down as go by rail and it's suicide-inducing.

>low cost airlines
>wait in line for two hours to get fondled by the TSA
>to spend an additional three hours packed like sardines with non-whites
>jk, your flight got cancelled so you're gonna be here for at least another six hours lol

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I’m starting to feel overwhelmed. I’m 21 years old about to be a co pilot with aircraft equipped with PT6 engines, this is the first time I will be flying a a turbo prop aircraft and I’m baffled. I’m so used to flying 4cylinders 6 cylinders aircraft and aircraft with POH of like 300 pages but now it has 1000 pages. Is it normal to feel overwhelmed? Like what is your advice? I know the basic of how the pt6 works, I understand it. And honestly, the process seems so much more simple. What do ?
Bigger planes bigger books. Your AFM will generally be structured the same, and you didn’t know everything in those piston POHs either. Know the limitations and where to find stuff, and learn the rest as you go.
I’ve been flying the Cessna 172-182RG since I’ve been 16 or 17 years old, (first time I was 9 lol) and you’re right that at first, It felt extremely overwhelming and you learn as you go but now I know those pohs by heart, I know the dimensions, tire pressiures, everything by heart. Like if an engine failure were to occur, I know exactly what to do, I understand the piston engine. Like I know if there’s a failure, I can prime my way until I reach an airport. It just that in school we don’t learn turbine engine as much as piston engines

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What are your thoughts on Embraer? what is the future of the company? What do you hope they accomplish?
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>replacing Boeing
Pure delusion. Sure, they are complete retards for listening to their customers and beating the type into something it isn’t rather than creating a new narrow body. They aren’t going anywhere.
It is not entirely unfeasible that Boeing gets forced out of the commercial space. I would say its likely that they are morally irredeemable and will not be able to ever operate again out of goodwill. Their greed and maliciousness occasionally can find self-interested excuses to pursue quality and safety, but overall they will always be looking to cut corners and put people's lives in jeopardy to make a little more money. They shouldn't be allowed in the airspace of a country with a self-respecting regulatory agency, but the fact is the risk is tolerated because the alternative is a complete breakdown of a crucial utility industry.

And if they actually had to face the consequences of the full breadth of their malfeasance (murdering a whistleblower was bold to say the least) Boeing would disappear completely.

BUT, in the very rare event Boeing is allowed to die its deserved death, whatever steps up to compete with Airbus will simply be a revived or new American firm that inherits the US airliner manufacturing capacity. Brazil, China, Indonesia etc. they are not going to be making widebody airliners that can actually compete with Airbus in our lifetimes. Brazil could probably outdo Boeing, but that still leaves a lot of room between "better than Boeing" and "acceptable" that still isn't up to a 21st century standard.
145s are my favorite when I'm solo flying because the entire plane is 1-2 Economy seating. I don't have to choose between window and aisle and it doesn't cost the price of a first class ticket either.
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for what purpose?
just by volume
757's can carry 15 mail pallet units
767's can carry 24 units
747's can carry 35 units
the ATR can carry 7 units
FedEx paid for most of the C408 R&D to replace the C208 on their feeder routes and needed it to carry at least three units
What advantage does a
>different type
give to cargo companies who can just buy surplus 75/76, 777, and now A330's for the rest of the century?

bicycles should be fun colors, not boring solid colors
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Post your bike
cover it in holographic vinyl.
Completely? Or cut it into some shapes and sprinkle that shit over the frame so I don't have to take the whole bike apart
I'm such a sucker for holographic and color changing stuff. You bet I'm a millennial, back in my day holographic meant limited edition
If you got something that didn't completely clash with the colors of your bike, I can see covering only half of the bike working. Say, top/head/down tube.

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