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>>1912751

Spring is coming, get the winter stuff when it's on sale. Except people from Argentina, for you, get the summer stuff when it's on sale

Anyone use winter-specific road or MTB shoes? I've been depending on overshoes for too long

Discuss bike apparel. Engage in catty tribalism between "lycra lout aero fred" and "practical normal not-a-cyclist' (actually still marketed to cyclists but with reverse psychology) apparel. Boast of your metric century (not a real century) wearing just jeans and a t-shirt. Conveniently, there is no strava of it but it totally happened I swear!

>>1912751
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>>1979350
my normal glasses. really annoying how they slide down my nose when i;m in the drops and the brow piece is in the centerline of my vision.
you can get wrap around frames with impact/ scratch resistant lenses from one of those outlet frame places. shouldn't be more than like $100 from some place like glasses usa(if you are american)
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>>1978813
vaseline

even normal sized people with nice bibs use a bit of it before a long ride.

You also need to vasoline/bandaid your nipples if you go out and do a huge run in the summer or you will chafe them bloody. Not even lying.
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>>1979076
Frozen shithole of Hoth. Twenty below straight up - no windchill. Degrees F or Degrees C? . . . First one then the other.
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>>1979350
Just normal glasses with maybe some addons to make sure they don't fall off, like those rubber hooks that go behind your ears. Oh and if you must fall off try not to land on your face.
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My favorite gloves are almost shredded and they're no longer in production or available anywhere. Anyone got recs for recent model winter road gloves that are warm and windproof without being unwieldy lobster mitts? Pic only tangentially related

Why is it such a taboo to get a practical bike in the US? Every bicyclefag I've ever met has a masochistic streak and gets angry if they sense that you don't want maximum discomfort while riding a bike.
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>>1979141
>NJB
so I was right
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>>1978004
seems to me that at the moment muriga is the epicentre of all road, practical, and comfort bike geometry. give it a couple years and steeilsreelers will start producing dutch bikes with retropedaling brakes for 3k
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>>1979183
ridiculously price gouged hipster retrodouche trash for people who don't ride isn't anything new
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>>1978013

do europeans not use parking garages?
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>>1980130
not sure why you're asking me, as I'm american and I live in the US. also stop bumping this shitbait thread

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You guys are weird. This is a weird board
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>>1976311
>The first pic is where JFK got shot in Dallas
The infamous Triple Overpass. Years ago I had an Amtrak layover in Dallas and walked over there from the station. I grabbed a handful of grass from the Grassy Knoll and later presented it to my JFK assassination conspiracy buff friend who reacted like it was a splinter from the True Cross.
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SNIPER!

EVERYONE GET DOWN!
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>>1980077
Checked
It’s not you anon but now I can’t help but picture the pair of pointing basedjaks

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What in the flying FUCK is going on with aviation as of late??
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>>1975362
how is that different from any other aviation thread
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>>1975425
it isn’t but the board is spammed with threads based on individual instances
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>>1975446
The board has threads from a year ago still up
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>>1973549
Obviously taken down by bo*ing
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>>1971953
Japs being japs and having dogshit safety procedures.

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...we're going to show you how you can save weight by removing fuel cap gaskets
Also, did you know that you can save hours each year by simply not sumping your tanks.
Then, why you should never feather the prop on a dead engine
But first let me tell you about NordVPN

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I’m pretty close to switching to an older bike, if there an objectively best era for vintage steel bikes?
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Lovely old Saracen ATB with Reynolds 531, great example of a British built 'do anything, go anywhere' steel framed bike from the 1980s. Not from the top tier, a consumer model albeit from a then small company, but the quality is obvious. Compare and contrast to a similar mid range consumer hybrid today.
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>>1977560
>not having 16 sockpuppet facebook accounts to shoot absurdly low offers for the week and telling the lister he's out of his mind listing it so high then swooping in on your main account with a reasonable offer
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>>1941449
Beautiful but the brake wires look like absolute torture
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for me, it's 1980s motobecane. i love my 1987 bianchi giro, but my motobecane champion is my favorite bike and my motobecane jubile sport is sovl

this youtube channel taught me the most about restoring old bikes the correct way, small bike shop in the UK with a sound philosophy that includes retaining as much originality as possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGueCpEI14c
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>>1977854
very nice build.

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What rechargeable bicycle lights does /n/ prefer? Tried searching Amazon, got the usual Bezos Bullshit (inexpensive bestsellers initially look promising, but "top reviews" mask common complaints, in this case batteries which stop charging and slipping/failing mounts). What would the discerning autist/snob in fluorescent spandex recommend? Do you really need to spend $100 or more for a quality front+rear set?
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>>1977070
to answer your specific question, yes it is sufficient for that. I'm also a suburban lycra roadie so my tarmac is also usually illuminated by streetlights (you still need a light but I'm not cutting a beam through virgin dark sky here.
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>>1977062
>anon discovers power banks
...congrats?
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>>1977085
>half of Europe bikes have knogs on them for a reason.
jesus christ how horrible
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>>1963556
>bicycles should be entirely self powered unless they’re actually electric motor-cycles.
why
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>>1963336
I really recommend the Sofirn BS01
>cut beam so doesn't blind people
>USB C rechargeable
>can be used as a power bank
>serviceable standard 21700 battery (behind screws)
>quick mount/unmount
>metal body
>can even be used as a regular light in your hand (weird beam in that case but OK)
>still quite cheap
It's got some useless "smart mode" that I don't use too

"riding on the sidewalk is... LE BAD"
Stop trying to gaslight me into thinking it's SAFER to be CLOSER to the 2 ton death machines you faggots.
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>>1979746
Riding like you would on the road but on the pavement is dangerous. As someone further up said, go slow and give way to everything and it's fine
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>>1978760
we hate you too
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>>1979194
Do you live in russia or something?
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>>1979812
Yeah but at that point you are better off just walking your bike anyway, most of the time. I'm making the general argument against sidewalk cycling that obviously hasn't been considered by people who don't actually ride their bikes or at least don't ride them in high traffic city conditions.
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>>1978728
Riding sidewalk is just slow. Or very unsafe.
One of two.

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>>1979900
>not working 6x15s
pussy
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i werk 16 hours
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What clown country lets you operate heavy machinery 70 hours a week?
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>>1979998
USA
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>>1979900
>Look at me, I'm ruining my health and spend all my precious time at work to make someone else rich!
I'll never understand this mindset.

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I keep fucking failing TR Low Volume plans on the threshold/SS rides. They feel way too fucking exhausting where I'm getting angry and irritated doing them. VO2 rides seem okay but fuck these 85-90% rides take so much out of me. Is it because I haven't recovered enough?

I'm getting hella frustrated since my FTP is garbage and I can't seem to push myself to finish any of these cursed rides even after lowering intensity.
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It doesn't matter what hacks you try, any "low volume" training plan will not work. At best your gains will be severely limited. If you want to build endurance you must do the long easy miles, no way around it.
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>>1979931
you're an idiot. idiot.
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>>1979980
At least I can do sweet spot efforts loser
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>>1979981
at least i can bench 3 plates.
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>>1979967
eh, i mean, on one hand, sure, I choose to crush big kilojoules in my own training and arrange my life so I can put that time in
on the other hand, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/R-Shepherd/publication/254225982_Effect_of_training_on_enzyme_activity_and_fiber/links/0c960537cc522451be000000/Effect-of-training-on-enzyme-activity-and-fiber.pdf , and in the long run all gains are severely limited and nothing works forever
>captcha starts with KGW

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Grant Peterson was right. This is the Esker Hayduke LVS. It incorporates every frame design innovation of Rivendell bikes over the past 10 years. You rolled your eyes at Grant's genious "Susie Q. Longbolts" just exactly as he planned (the name was intended to scare away races, and it did). But now the cat is out of the bag. Everyone understands that real cyclists from all disciplines want longer rear ends, tall head tubes, and more upright riding positions.

Cope, seethe, and cry. Unracers changed cycling last decade with fatbikes, gravel, and fat tires. And we're changing it again. The future is now

https://eskercycles.com/pages/hayduke-lvs
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>>1978606
The shorter the chainstays, the more nimble and fun the bike feels.
Long slack front ends make the bike stable.
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>>1979691
but you are sitting and shaking on top of your back wheel like a cuck euro truck driver. this is an american bike they can do like american trucks and bring the wheel back for more comfort.
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>>1978665
Yes, the best bike is one that you have. Yes, many hobbyists take part in amateur races. Some imagine they have elite wattage. For them, the CAAD is fine - it's slightly more relaxed than a team bike. If those ~20mm are enough, good. If it's still too long and low it serves as a reality check. The rest need more head tube.
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>>1979880
you're awfully willing to tell other people what they should do with their money
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>>1978622
It would probably sag too much when fully loaded
You could just fit a suspension seat post you aren't doing sweet jumps on this

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Electric planes. Are they able to work? Will they replace the short hauls? What about the wide Bodies?
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>>1968606
>If I just lie hard enough, it'll come true!
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>>1962038
For anyone looking for a battery breakthrough, find a periodic system and look up a material lighter than lithium than has an ion to spare.
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>>1979308
Only a tiny proportion of lithiums potential is used currently, looks at lithium when it is combusted in this graph.

The theoretical limit of 11kwh/kg for lithium air batteries, imagine the weight savings when it's also triple as efficient than combustion engines.

Already we have lithium batteries that are 3 times as much energy per weight than we did in 2008.
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>>1979308
Pic related

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>TL;DR version
>my 70 year old uncle lives with me, nice guy but weird.
>he has a truck but prefers to be outside so walks everywhere
>should i build him a motorized bicycle?

i'm thinking of building him a motorized bicycle, like a nice 4 stroke 100cc one, cops in our town are chill, i don't see it being a problem.

does this sound like a good gift?

he has done a lot for me. i let him live rent free but he does all the house maintenance, yard work and helps me with my pets. i have some extra cash right now and 600$ wouldn't hurt me on a motorized bicycle so his old ass doesn't walk everywhere but he can still be outside seems like something he might like.

i've brought it up to him in passing that i might build one implying it was for me and he seems like he might be into it.

>so /o/. do i just go for it and build him one? or does it seem silly.


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That kind of thing can be fantastic for him.
When my parents (65+) got e-bikes, it changed their lives. They bike everywhere now and hardly ever use the car. This is a very common experience.

I don't really like janky petrol kits on shit cheap tourney hybrids though. The engine rattles the fuck out of what is already a rather harsh might fall apart type of bike. They're pretty obnoxious even when they're working.

I would instead much prefer to purchase a used bike (doesn't have to be classic, just has to be decent), overhaul it, and convert with a mid-drive kit like tongsheng or bafang

cost is around $800 for the kit, $50-$200 for the project bike, and ~$200 for consumables to overhaul the bike.

You may be able to pick up the e-bike kit or parts locally used from some failed/regret project although i would be pretty careful about getting a dangerous or dying battery or a kit someone has already fucked up.
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>>1978909
Also, you can start here, get the used bike,
fully overhaul it mechanically (bearings, cables, true wheels), get nice tires, brake pads, grips, etc

mount racks/baskets

Then you can think to convert it to a motor. If you can't do the overhaul then you're gonna do a shit job on a conversion. And he may be quite happy just riding a nice bike you do up for him, without a motor, especially if his walking trips involve shopping or fishing or whatever and you give him a bike with cargo capacity.
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>>1978909
This, convert to electric instead of gas. An e-bike convert is helluva lot better than a ratty two stroke kit. I used to be full /o/-tist, from bicycles to cars to motorcycles but I've gone full tree hugger and now only believe in human powered if possible but about 10 years ago I built a suicide tier 1.6kw lead acid e-bike during a time when the technology wasn't quite there yet. It was stupid heavy, stupid fast, and stupid dangerous, and that's coming from someone who has rode 600cc+ motos. I eventually converted it back to human power then sold the kits separately. The tech is much better and refined now than it was 10 years ago, you might have to bump your budget up higher though, maybe another 200-400 if you want decent batteries
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>>1978920
here's my suicide tier 'sui-e-cycle' btw
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>>1978900
I'd equip it with a 2 stroke instead of a 4 stroke. 4 strokes vibrate a lot and I only feel comfortable putting them on a heavy frame beach cruiser. That looks like a hybrid(?), so putting a 2 stroke will also be much easier as well. This thread is more sutable for /diy/ tbqh.

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So the ARTM has made its proposal for what to do in East Montreal after infuriating the Premier with their dumb 36 billion dollar light underground metro idea after a bunch of stupid NIMBYs killed the 13 billion dollar REM de L'Est project because the sight of elevated rail ruins their view industrial decay and the noise of an electric light rail distracts from the heavy vehicles that go by every 30 seconds. The plan is a 21 kilometre proposal with 22 stations in pic related with 4 connections to the Green Line, a connection to the Blue Line and two connections to the Maschouch line with two extensions adding four and two stations to the line. The entire thing will be at grade mostly in the middle of the median and cost a wopping 10.3 billion dollars for the main proposal and 13 billion for the entire thing if extended. It'll have a speed of 27-31kmh which is still faster then driving during rushhour there I suppose.

The REM de l'Est was going to be 13 billion and would have been faster, higher capacity and actually given the Green Line relief downtown, why isn't the Premier just ordering it built as is that's within his power, and he's going to lose the next election anyway? This stupid line will cost more per mile then the REM de l'Est.
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>>1979663
>a i dont understand how a slow tram in the middle of the street is worse than a light rail that has its own exclusive track.
mean to say i dont understand how its *better than the faster light rail that will be better at literally everything while also being comparable in pricing
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>>1979725
sucks that the other REM lines wont be open until at least 2025, i know its scheduled for this year but lol. also doesnt help when you have newspapers like the gazette writing a front page article every time the REM is down for 30 mins and its 99% efficiency uptime when the orange line or green line is down nearly every single day.
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if you wanna see how well tram infrastructure for a metro goes, go see seattle, it can work in a small european city with functional roads but not in america and certainly not for somewhere >1m people.
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>>1979732
To be honest announcing the REM de l'Est before the first phase of the REM opened was a mistake because now we can really see how dumb the NIMBYs are for opposing it. I do wonder once the second and especially third phase open how its ridership will go since the goal is 190,000 per day and it's at about 30,000 with just phase one meaning we haven't even seen the old Deux Montangue users start to use it or the new West Island ridership either. People in this province love to complain but when someone actually gets something done they complain it wasn't done well enough even if it's beyond reasonable expectations.

Jean Drapeau wouldn't stand for this, the Blue and Green lines would both have reached the airport out west and connected to the the Maschoushe line out east by now and for less then the Blue Line extension cost to boot if he had his way (and probably two or three more lines built by then).

Given St Hubert airport is being expanded to become a national level airport (which will likely also mean flights with New England) I wonder if the REM de la Rive Sud will extend all the way to Gare St Hubert and the airport instead of ending at teh college, though if I had my way that would be done for the Yellow line instead since there's no way using cut and cover would cost more then 200 million per km using that even with some tunnelling under the old city to get it under the boulevard.
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>>1979740
Trams are a good consolidation of bus routes on a route that'll be consistently active for 40+ years, not a replacement for a metro.

https://youtu.be/RZMRDydRn_A?si=PhUnmUHXXp_uvD8g&t=7
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>>1975303
sacrément basé
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>>1975304
>What happens if a pilot fucks up like this?
They get a new callsign, in this case, Tailstrike
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>>1976328
We are so back, higher, and better, than ever.
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>>1975370
They should put a set of stairs at the back


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