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Columbus Spirit edition.


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What are my options for replacing pic related? The barrel thread snapped and I don't care to fix it. It's 160mm rotor, I don't really care about stopping power, I regularly ride caliper/v-brake/hydraulic brakes and it makes no difference to me.
So cheap options are preferred. Are v-brake adapters any good?
I used to do it all the time when I worked downtown. alu road bike on mavic with 23s. the hard part was hopping up. gotta get a lot of speed and road bikes don't want to hop as high as mtb. but if you have to speed and ups it'll go just above curb height. of course, Matryn Ashton could hop over a fuckin chair, although he would lower his seat.
have *the speed
aren't those warm? seems bad for summer

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How do you guys mentally prepare for the december - january hell months? I just finished my first year of the holiday torture and almost wanted to an hero myself. How do you veterans take the pressure?
can I get a wind check
>uuuuhhhh airport traffi-wait no airport tower this is uuuhhhh four-two-ze-oh wait it's November four-two-zero-six-nine, I mean niner...I'm uhhh thirteen, well probably twelve miles to the west and uhh I'd like to come in.....November four-two-zero-six-niner
>oh and we have the information

here are some of mine
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based, where they belong.
Cab forwards

Also the gas turbines
Anything that's not the Big Boy really

I like old PRR stuff because their locomotives were oddballs compared to most other roads since they built most of them in house

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You've been stalled for over 10 minutes dropping from 37,000 feet, and with 2000 feet left this madlad says he's been pulling up the whole time, how do you respond?
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>plane crashes
>it was da troonz!!!
Bonin was a Troon? Interdasting
And it wasn't 10 minutes either. More like four
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*DUAL INPUTs in your path*

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Post some cool /n/ webms you have
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I dunno how it works, but doesn't this seem like a tiny amount of chemical to fight a fuck huge forest fire? Like using a spraybottle vs a campfire.
I imagine if you were to take that spray bottle and use it on a piece of cloth before tossing it on the campfire it could have the potential to change the way the cloth is affected by that fire? are they really dumping it on the actual flames, or on the stuff that's about to get eaten by the flames?
But why
it's primarily used to create boundaries that don't burn to contain the fire, using it for direct fire fighting is a little wasteful, it's an agent better utilized strategically than tactically

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>A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston immediately returned to Denver Sunday morning after a removable sheet of metal covering one of the Boeing 737-800’s engines sheared off during takeoff.
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Your position is dumb, you are dumb and you should feel bad.

Airbus just has better PR. Every week JetBlue and United has a Neo that shits itself.
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Unitedbros is it time to dump Boeing? I'm tired of them shitting up aviation in this country
you forgot "the cowling was made by the DEI diversity indians"
>mfw Delta made so much money in the past 5 years just from not having yet Boeing 737 MAX
>their order is only for MAX 10, even that might get cancelled as Boeing hasn't been able to get it certified by aviation authorities in time

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What the fuck is wrong with these mongoloid slackers? They completely underschedule longhaul trains everywhere outside the NEC so almost no one can use them for shorter trips and then wonder why ridership is in the shitter. Each route should be minimum 3x a day per direction.
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NEC here, I don't know that feel
I see both sides of it in Seattle. The Sounder regional trains are great up to Vancouver and down to Eugene. Then there's the Empire Bungler.
>want to go to Spokane
>check train schedules
>one (1) train each way per day
>depart 4:55pm
>arrive 12:37am
>after all the hotel checkin desks are closed
>fuck you unless you've got family nearby
It's not like there's no demand, they run BUSES from Seattle to Spokane and back, but they can't manage more trains per day because ______?
>but they can't manage more trains per day because ______?
they don't have the money
the answer to pretty much every question about amtrak is "they are chronically underfunded"
Yesterday I called amtrak customer service to change my ticket because the website kept crashing. The hold music was RnB and a sassy black lady picked up. Truly an american institution.
The Civil Rights Act / EEOC creates an effect I call the Shaneequa Event Horizon, where because sassy black women are impossible to "out diversity" (because they vote 96% for Democrats) any federal agency will eventually fill up with them until the agency fails at its core responsibilities and they get outsourced. If this happened to Amtrak and passenger rail got deregulated we'd see a 10x in available trains.

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pedals with clips or without?
clipless >>>>> toe clips > flats. hate having my feet move around
clipless > flats >>>>>> power gap > toe clips and straps and other death traps
Hard agree but there exists bikes where flats are the superior choice
we don't talk about that kind of stuff here, this is a family website

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Ebikes should require registration and an active insurance policy. $15 million in liability insurance per bike, minimum, to cover the average damage they do every time they explode. That doesn't even cover the loss of life but it's a start. Possession of an unregistered ebike or unregistered parts such as batteries should be a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and being banned from touching another ebike ever again. Second offense is life in prison, you can't prove me wrong.

>but muh cost of deliveries
Muh cost of rebuilding the entire block after it was leveled and rebuilding the lives destroyed, cash me outside howbou dah?
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I've come round on ebikes and battery electric vehicles in general OP, I agree now. Not only are the batteries dangerous and less energy efficient than gasoline/other ICEs, they let people think that they can have personal transportation and still help reverse/lessen climate change, when the only real change will come with a heavy reduction in personal vehicles and greater focus on public transit which can be powered by energy transmission from static generated electricity (ie. third rail or overhead wires fed from nuclear and renewables).
The government should start clamping down on electric AND traditional ICE vehicles. Stop subsidizing fuel suppliers and auto manufacturers (ICE or internal), heavy penalties for companies found to be using lithium sourced from human rights violating countries (and in cases on countries relying on forced or underage labour, military intervention if necessary).
because everyone in a position to do something realizes that the whole delivery app gravy train is a major force in gentrifying the cities, if you ban the ebikes you destroy the profitability of these apps, which eliminates the well paid tech jobs, which suppresses demand for the cool gut renovated loft apartments in old warehouses, which is terrible for property values, and the whole house of cards falls down

basically it's better to deal with some fires (which pretty much have their impact limited to brown people anyway). it costs less, it keeps the firefighters busy doing something related to their jobs instead of getting into brawls at irish pubs and using their union connections to avoid drunk driving arrests, and it might even clear up some precious land to build the next colony 1209
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England too
Run away!
Stop burning hundreds of people to death every year would be a start

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Why is every bridge built in the last 20 years a cable-stayed bridge? They're kind of soulless and boring.
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I heard a zoomer unironically call it that the other day and I was at a loss for words
I think I get it. The road bridge (connection) crosses the water viaduct (separation)
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>They're kind of soulless and boring.
You want soul and excitement?
sovl coming through
They're cheap, they're cheap, and they're cheap. Also, they have a bit of visible drama to them that arch bridges don't have without looking as busy as a truss bridge.

>they're kissing
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Kinda nuts that literally ONE company in the entire world has a monopoly on all train coupler systems.
explain. there are plenty of different couplers, and AAR at least has multiple manufacturers
Everyone uses Dellner

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Last thread hit bump limit

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!

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oh i didnt see that part. still absurd.
heh, i live in fl too and have been using some el cheapo sunglasses of unknown origin for years.
but ok i was wrong, with the tint it brings non polarized to $32 over $45 for polarized because tinting is included. it's just the lenses themselves that are $16 vs $36. but no uv protection? dunno. i would assume my current ones don't have that either so i guess i probably won't notice a difference.
Depends on your environment and riding conditions, I don't have a pair of polarized prescription glasses but I used to have a set of polarized Oakleys that blocked a lot of glare reflecting off car windows and glossy paint on clear high brightness days. It's useful if you're sensitive to glare.
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>but no uv protection?
OH, i'm retarded and can't read.
Anybody got experience making/using vinyls on their helmet?
Mine is carbon fiber so Idk how it will interact with adhesives?
Any tips for placing them?
I got some designs I wanna work out while I wait for the state to answer whether its legal or not (Europe so laws are weird sometimes)

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Eurosistas, they'll make fun of us...
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>I live in the EU. I`ve seen regular industrial trains sporting that and like 40 loaded wagons put together. So I`d say it is really solid.
it's actually stronger then the old screw coupler
Why are there so many posts from seething Americans lately?
latter is superior though because it automates brake pipe connection
Which Americans are seething? Are these Americans in the room with you right now???
>he thinks OP wasn't posted by an american
I wasn't able to find anything definitive. But it is unlikely that train lengths in the EU are going to go above 750m ( about half a mile ). At the same time there is an effort to raise the permissible axle load system-wide to 25t. This puts the upper limit of train weight at about 5000t. Thus with a safety factor of, say, three you have an upper limit of 15000t.

Janney is not 'superior'. It is merely semi-automatic. The new euro coupler will automatically couple digital signals for electric brakes and, I think, also air lines. It makes it superior to both Janney and SA3.

Granted - it is at least 50 years too late.

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Some kind of mix up resulted in FedEx shipping me these instruments. I thinks it’s a gyro and related instruments. FedEx refused to take it back.

No tags or documentation in the crate they came in to let me contact the shipper or company they came from.
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It's a very basic russian/soviet gyroscopic artificial horizon for aircraft. The words on it are "caution gyroscope'. I believe the 06811314 are the mm/yy of mfg and s/n
>glows in the dark
>but why?
the brand is called Bad Dragon.
I forgot about the lume. But what is the point in xraying one? Unless you are trying to re-activate the lume?
They're russian.

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With all the manufacturing issues surrounding Boeing why don't airlines invest more in other manufactures like Airbus?
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They are, there's like a 1,000 plane backorder for A320NEO variants

How so compared to Boeing?


why are they backorders though? Airbus has been around for awhile and doesn't have the issues like Boeing does?
both sides of the duopoly are shit. Boeing is The poster child for putting the cart before the horse and orienting their entire business around stock buybacks and suffering predictably for it.

but airbus is also retarded, just perhaps in a less criminal and/or malevolent way. even Boeing, in the throes of some sort of actual collapse, is better at efficiently marshalling its resources and reading the market. EU industrial policy also wards off private investment interest and public coffers in Europe can only do so much when Germany is mired in stagflation hell.

still overall I think Europe will be just fine and interventionist policies will pay off, but you will always have airbus gimped by its significant administrative and bureaucratic bloat.

aviation needs competition from somewhere that isn’t china.
My uncle can see the future
what don't you understand?

>factory can make one plane a day
>one hundred planes are ordered
>will take at least 100 days
>fifty more planes are ordered
>will take at least 150 days
>two hundred more
>350 days
hmm sorry Delta now you have to wait a year for your plane

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