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I need around 100 quill stems for a diy project. Any ideas where to get them for free? Do bike shops give away old stems?
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>>1991611
Have you tried salvaging (stealing) them of off abandoned (not abandoned) bikes?
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>>1991611
OP wants to get hit with 100 swivel peni?
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>>1991748
based and niggerpilled
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>>1991611
Buy a batch off abandoned bikes on govdeals
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This isn't a very good thread unless you're gonna actually explain what you're doing.

What is the most pleasurable airport to be a passenger in?

Pic unrelated.
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>>1990698
Just about any international airport in a place that has heavy tourism forces you to walk through the mini mall thing on the way to the gates. It only seems extreme at LGA because the curved path through the mall rubs it in your face that you're taking an indirect route, whereas at other airports you can tell yourself "oh those shops just happen to be here, in this long straight section where coincidentally there are no gates just shops for 1/4 mile that everyone has to pass through"
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>>1990720
You're right about the curved path being grating, but it's also that the whole thing is just another one of those "I <3 N Y" shops that there are a million of in Manhattan. Most of those airport mini-malls aren't exclusively [this place] T-shirts and snow globes
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i recently tallied and I have been to over 200 airports on each continent (yes, including antarctica, though those stretch the definition of "airport")...here are the ones that really stand out..

>Tegel
Iconic in every way. I understand why she had to go, but that doesn't mean I'm not still pissed she's gone.
>JFK
It is always kind of momentous arriving here, especially from overseas. No other port of entry has the same weight.
>ORD
Scale beyond belief. It feels like the crossroads of the world. It's not convenient, but nowhere comes close to matching the spectacle.
>WLG
Extremely beautiful setting and always a memorable descent. Bonus points to all NZ airports for having no security on their Dash-8 or ATR flights.
>Kangerlussuaq
Cold War vibes that are off the charts. The whole town exists for the airport, and the airport exists to support all Greenland. It will really be sad when Nuuk opens up to big jets later this year, Kanger is really an event.
>Rothera
Arguably the most beautiful place in the world. Seriously. Bonus points for always coming in on a Dash-7 too.
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>Chek Lap Kok
Trash airport. Takes forever to taxi. Host airline has completely gone the tubes from one of the world's best to basically lame as fuck. Nothing remotely special about the airport itself, the fact that this soulless vapid dump replaced Kai Tak of all things is tragic. 2/10
>Changi
maybe its just me, but I don't get the hype. some parts of it are kinda pretty? I guess it looks better in photos. its a pretty average airport desu. nothing special. and im overall a pretty big fan of singapore itself and particularly singapore airlines
>SFO
pretty good, never feels too busy which is nice
>MCI
I loved the old one for its quirky vibe, I'm sure the new one is soulless
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>>1979930
Seoul-Incheon

I am considering getting one of these things, but the price is keeping me back, and some of the constraints, e.g.: wheels, proprietary parts, expensive accessories, etc...

The thing that keeps me orbiting towards a Brompton instead of the countless chinkshit knockoffs is the reputation. It seems everyone has mods, solutions, know-how to how to get the best out of the Brompton.

So what's your take /n/?
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>>1989475
The Bromptons are quite bumpy on bumpy roads, and not super forgiving. But the steel frames make up the stiffness. I will report back when I get mine.
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I think >>1989433 is probably correct. I did notice considerable difference in smoothness, reducing inflation from the near maximum to lower half of reccommended range.

In general, do smaller wheel sizes mean more sensitivity to overinflation?
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>>1989475
>I dunno why the frame integrated lock hasn't been designed.
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in the uk we have this thing called cycle2work scheme, it's basically a way to get a bike on interest free finance with a discount that you need to do through your employer who gets a tax break.

anyway, I already have all the bikes I'll ever need, but i don't have a folder, thinking of a brompton, could someone in the know talk me through the differences between c and p models? etc.

are they any good off road? i like the look of the 12 speed.
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>>1991806
OP here,

I'm about to receive my Brommie any day now.

I picked the C model as it was nearly a grand cheaper in difference with the P.

The C has 6 gears, but I think the P can have up to 12. The P tends to be lighter, and is more suited for regular picking up and carrying over stairs. I also think that the P might have titanium parts that contributes to a lighter build.

I think the 6 speed has a remarkable range for what it is. And the weight doesn't seem much of an issue.

If you have money to blow, go for the P.

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That the track is narrower? That it's elevated (chicago already has elevated trains)?
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>>1991694
There's something about DisneyWorld and similarly universal theme parks that rub me the wrong way, but one exception is the layout and ambience of the 70s-80s high end resorts, and in particular the Contemporary.

Ironically that "contemporary style" has slowly evolved into a sort of neo-futurism at this point as both monorails and that style of concrete high-rise complex has fallen out of use in new construction.
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>>1991721
she'll be alright. just pop a purple and blue filter on it, add a few palmtree clipart jpegs and use a generic supermarket Muzak clip as background music
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>>1991733
I'm confused which problem would be solved by ersatzing it.
I think the Contemporary is alright in the contemporary as it is, unlike most stuff at didneywhurl

Also your description made me recall this video I haven't seen in years, enjoy (or not):
https://files.catbox.moe/idagbg.mp4
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>>1985877
The question is why is it cool and new
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>>1989391
Which line is bangkok is monorail

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How the hell does aircraft landing gear survive landing impact supporting almost 700,000 pounds? Is it Harry Potter magic?
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>>1989887
They are made of the strongest metal, diamonds
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>>1989887
Big strong metal. Smrt good hydraulics make gear take gear go brrrrr instead sproing and clap. Magnesium break get haha hot.
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>>1989933
This was already answered by the person you're replying to, they simply find ways to make the wheels withstand less force to begin with. They're taking a lot still but not nearly as much as you think.
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You should Google it, it blew (hehe) my mind to learn that the tires are at 200 psi. I mean look how big that tire is! At 200psi!
There's tough hard little pucks of rubber are there just to grip the runway.

There's a lot of stress going from whatever the speed of a landing 747 is touching the non moving ground.
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>>1991756
at least they're not hookless

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Here is mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2lT4oE4DxE

Just do it:
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8VLC9nnTo
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_6rUeOCm7S0&pp=ygUPdmxnYSBjcmVhbSBzb2Rh

VOLGA Cream Soda
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>>1987413
Who asked bitch ass
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>>1980316
How da fuck is hurt by johnny cash cycling music breh lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWLpR6Fsc6Q&pp=ygUKYmlydGggNDAwMA%3D%3D
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>>1977726
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfFVLdySxzA
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>>1989705
>>1990880
The Dictator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72aSGvXeOTs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGXyQIbd67o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FamXYEaFF7w

Bang Brave Bang Bravern OP Ba-Bang to Suisan! Bang Bravern Instrumental by Pan Piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-J-u539wM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6bxNEgiWO8

Ru's Piano of Rogue Encampment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ObyUGoeJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO-vG8oPhhM

What does transportation think of these beauties. I personally like the e-flexer by stena
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I live in Greece and work in shipping (not on ships).

While Greek oceangoing shipping is known for operational excellence, deep generational understanding of market dynamics and so on and so forth, the Greek ropax market is the complete opposite: full of fat slimy bastards making bank on government subsidies and corruption, with poorly maintained ships and a history of bad business decisions as most of them have gone bankrupt every time they've tried to enter other areas of shipping.

So I have a dislike for ropaxes because it's an oligopoly leeching off my taxes. Also everything onboard feels second rate. It's just a necessary evil if you want to go to an island with your car, or if it doesn't have an airport. We just tolerate them.
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>>1991396
Is that the one between Holyhead and Dublin?
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>>1991479
Well i looked it up and it is. It was comfy December 2022 when I rode it. Got hammered with a mate then drove home, kek.
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>>1991478
>While Greek oceangoing shipping is known for operational excellence
As our Norwegian bosun was saying "Let's paint the ship well, I don't want it looking rusty like a Greek ship".
I give it that Greek shipowners are good at making money, but they're famous for being stingy and having their ships barely maintained.

When you see it

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>>1982820
>>1982828
>>1982834
>>1984561
you don't seem to understand the theme of this thread
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>>1984968
you didnt see it
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Show me the jury rigged shit you've cobbled together yourself instead of buying from a store.

5gal bucket panniers, homemade bags, diy anti-theft solutions, etc.

p.s., picrel was absolute useless 3d printing and raspberry pi bullshit
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>buy $16 spesh toque clone on ali
>uncomfortable
>buy $20 toque clone with layer of foam on it
>meh
>find some nice foam inside a package I open
>cut it and glue it down with contact cement
>good, but on a long ride it doesn't hold up
>go to the place in the store where they sell shoe insoles
>get the gel heel cups
>put them on and temporarily wrap the saddle with saran wrap to try them out
>move them around until they feel right
>glue them down
>glue doesn't stick to the gel
>have some silicone "tape" for repairing holes in garden hose
>sticks to nothing but itself

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>>1991372
surfacing the carbon for paint
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>>1987279
I have seen this exact picture on reddit.
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>>1991411
probably in a thread where the solution to a seized cassette was to wedge the wheel against a wall.
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>>1983022
if I ever go there I am 100% gonna get their plans and then just open source them. knowledge should be free

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Should the Port Authority consider the development of a railway/subway line from New Jersey to Staten Island?
Everyone knows that Staten Island is the bumhole of NYC transit, having one heavy rail line that runs worse headways during off-peak than any 24h Subway line during the night. That even includes the Rockaway Park shuttle whose five stops are among the nine least used on the entire network according to 2014-2019 figures.
Now every half assed transit enthusiast knows that Staten Island once had a line going from St. George along the north coast of the borough. The continuation of that line is now a cargo rail line into New Jersey. This provides two opportunities
>A rail line along the existing right of way to Elizabeth and Newark, providing direct rail service to Newark Airport and potentially midtown Manhattan
>A subway (PATH) or light rail (in collaboration with NJ Transit) line that crosses the state border over the Kill van Kull and then uses the existing right of way at Port Richmond
All three options will need at least a 3 mile long tunnel to reconnect St. George with the elevated section at Port Richmond. The rail line option would need a connector to the Northeast Corridor line at Elizabeth Port, while both the subway and light rail options would need a bridge or tunnel to cross the river. And of course the Subway would need a major extension project across Hudson County.
How realistic would such a project be, and do you think it would be reasonable or maybe even needed? Also I am not an American so I don't have expert knowledge on all the different parties required to make such a project happen so feedback would be welcome in that regard.
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>>1955503
These lakes don’t exist
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>>1983686
are the guardian angels still around, get them to do it, these fags are just for show
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>>1986301
Yeah they beat up random brown people walking down the street for fox news camera crews and call them MS-13 gang banger shoplifters without evidence and then get sued for it, if you want a race war that's how you'll get one
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>>1988966
we're already in a race war
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>>1981035
Gov. Christie goes on 4chins?

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I wonder how many people here actually practice what they preach? Not many I'm sure, I can smell the the hypocrisy. Rules for thee and not for me is the rule of the internet.

So let's post our walkscores and let's see how bad things really are. If any of the there numbers are under 90 you don't belong here.
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>>1989358
ngmi
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>>1985833
that video was more anti bike lane than pro. the whole reason it exists is because he got fined for riding not in the bike lane
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i moved here for a job. i'd never been here before and had to pick somewhere to live based on cost and proximity to work. i fucking hate it and i want to go home.
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eh

>>1983337
>>1985487
samefig desu
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>>1989361
Oh well in that case Neistat is good in my book. Forester was right. Bike lanes are anti bike.

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The eternal debate....Which wins?
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E-scooters fucking suck and was such a waste of money
>easier to get stolen
>can be fucking impossible to replace tires on
>hope your roads are GOAT tier or feel every bump
>if batteries die the motor is counter productive

At least a bike has use cases if the battery is dead

>>1990062
What e-bike goes 80kmph?
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>>1990029
>>1990033
Unless you need the form factor of the scooter (you need to take it up the stairs, office, bus) get an ebike.
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>The eternal debate....Which wins?
the hobo rocket bike
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>>1990043
>A grown man on a scooter is gayer than having homo sex.
You wish you were getting around at your destination as easily with your adventure Xootr that you brought in your carry-on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEA_KpJszas
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>>1990029
I use an ebike to get to work without sweating then pedal home for some exercise.

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YRT and TTC fares now interchangeable within two hours. However, 900,000s immigrants have come within the last few years, worth the tradeoff?
How are your trips anon?
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TTC_subway_map_2023.svg
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VIVA_Bus_Rapid_Transit_Map_-_effective_feb_2016.png
https://www.gotransit.com/en/system-map
Hello non torontonians, if youve popped into thread this is the current bus, subway, and train infrastructure in toronto and the surrounding area. Its really not adequate for how large and how populated the greater toronto area is, but its what we have. For me, I live in Richmond Hill so I mostly use the viva bus, and the go train to go downtown.

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Why are there no container ports for the Great Lakes, like there are on the East and West coasts of North America?
Why is it only used for bulk cargo at the moment?
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Can you two just get a room and fuck each other already? The foreplay has gone on for too long
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>Jones act
>Jones act
>Jones act
Does Canada have an equivalent that makes this impossible there too?
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>>1991053
Bot
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>>1991103
The Canadian version is the Coasting Trade Act. It has the same stipulation about Canadian flagged vessels getting preference in-between domestic ports, but in 2010 they removed tariffs on foreign-made ships, so Canada has a respectable fleet now. Also it’s more permissive of foreign-flagged ships to perform coastal trading if no Canadian flagged vessel is available, the US only allows it by Presidential waiver.
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Holy fuck, why is there a /pol/ack who is calling everyone a chink?
Stay on your containment boards, and jannies need to do their job.

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Disasters never have one root cause and neither did the destruction of cycling. But I know some important milestones in the decline and fall:

1. COVID 19. Enough said.
2. Full suspension mountain bikes. Enough said.
3. Reddit. Enough said.
4. Twitter. Enough said.
5. British "people". Enough said.
6. The d-tch. Enough said.
7. The state of Utah. Enough said.
8. Zwift, Peloton, "Spin Class", and other cancer. Enough said.

What were some other key moments?
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>>1986668
you don't actually have a bike do you
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>>1970460
Preach. It works both ways. Cyclists certainly don’t behave as though they are the most vulnerable road users.

It’s a shame. Bikes should be fun and cheap transport. Let’s all maintain order and follow the rules of the road so there are fewer accidents and everyone gets to go home safely whether they’re on two wheels or four.

Known tons of cool cyclists who ride responsibly. I like to ride in quiet areas for leisure on a nice day. Unfortunately a small group of entitled activists have utterly ruined the reputation of a genuinely great idea
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>>1962645
>muh safe space
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>>1990025
> cyclists who ride responsibly.
You mean who stay off roads unless there is a 0% chance any motorist will ever see them and be able to get upset. That is what you people mean by this.
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>>1979825
Kind of, shows amazing control and balance but at the same time that's really fucking obnoxious and I wouldn't ever endanger myself for something as stupid as random retards online thinking I'm cool.


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