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"/n/ - Transportation" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing modes of transportation like trains and bicycles.

Long lost liveries.
Post your favourite liveries from railroads that are no longer with us ITT.

Pic related. I've always loved the red & grey/silver with the touch of yellow. I don't know if this came before or after the blue but I think it looks a lot better. RIP Santa Fe.
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I am riding coach from Atlanta, GA to Alexandria, VA and back next month. This is my first Amtrak ride. What do I expect?
>t. have used trains in Europe and was impressed being American.
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What kids bikes are /n/ approved?
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discuss bike tubers
discuss bike tube drama
discuss bike tube retardation
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I have a few questions as a non-Dutch person.
No idea why, but my feed constantly gets spammed with Urban planners.
> 1. Is this guy for real? Or is he paid for by the Dutch government to promote the country?
> 2. Is the country really that good?
> 3. Is these videos true or just marketing and lies?

I just watched the following video and thought: So what! Most countries have this. This is nothing special
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>electric trains built in 1941 for what was initially just an interurban line
>equipped air conditioning, restrooms and a lounge car with cafe service
>ran on the elevated tracks in chicago, then private ROW, then right on the streets of Milwaukee
>top speed of 90 mph in regular operation
>less than two hours from Chicago to Milwaukee (in the 1940s!!)
>many such cases
Public transport in the US used to be badass af
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/mg/ Motorcycle General
>70 mpg
>automatic transmission available if you’re a gash
>never have to deal giving someone a ride

Motorcycles are how real men travel. Hit the open road and go wherever the wind blows you.
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Daily Ride Thread /drt/ - no suicide allowed edition
Last thread is dying so, new DRT? Post pictures of your ride and blog about riding your bike.

Technically, this was my ride on Sunday, because my ass has been sore from too much riding, so I took Monday and Tuesday off. The Sunday ride started with some public roads full of karens. First, a karen in a silver SUV got mad at me for reasons known only to her, and tried to run me off the road for some reason (my best guess is that I look very handsome in lycra, and some people take that as a personal attack) Then a few km later I pulled up behind a different karen in a white sedan who was weaving everywhere drunkenly, at least I thought she might be drunk but then I saw she had her phone in one hand and she was filming some other roadies in front of her, maybe to upload to X to share with her fellow blue checks. Oh and quite a bit later two minivan drivers (both men) got into a loud argument with one another about turn signals. It was a beautiful day, I don't know why all the cagers were so mad at everything.

So anyway my cafe stops involved san pelli (lemon flavor), and I think a cookie or something. Later another cafe served ice cream and coffee. My strava says I burned 3,333 calories.

Last thread >>1914925
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are ebikes worth it?
As i stumble into unemployment again, i've gotten the absurd idea of selling my car and getting an ebike and work locally in my area. Considering i haven't bike in so long, i figured i might as well invest into an ebike, but considering the unknown reputation these things have, is it worth getting one or am i better off getting a traditional bike?
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/bqg/ ― Bike Questions General
"Brand new $13,000 TdF color bike" edition

Park Tool

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Technical Information

RJ the Bike Guy

Previous thread: >>1947220
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I just realized I need a helmet.
I've lost couple of pounds (due to food poisoning) and e-scooter suddenly started doing wheelies, and I thought about it... It is just a matter of time before i land on the back of my head and leave brain juice on the curb, and city will fine me for littering which i dont want.

What kind of things i've to look for? I think biggest danger is that back flip can be accelerated, and fact that on e-scooter head is much higher off the ground than on a bicycle.
Top speed is not much, around 30 kmh or so, but that doesn't really matter unless you slide off in the corner and hit a curb or smth.
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How good are hydraulic V brakes? I want better brakes for my converted e bike, but want to keep the fork. The disc adapter I bought only fits on the rear. Should I get the Magura HS33 for both rims?
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Bicycle thieves + locks thread
I was fishing I was hidden in the trees about 10 steps away from my bicycle. Random arab boy aged 9-12 came from brushes near my bicycle with eyes directly on my bike practically licking his lips. I came out from the trees, he looked surprised at sight of me, panicked and started asking me directions. LoL.

I did not have locks since i was just few steps away from my bicycle.

I either take 0 locks and stay within sight of my bicycle all the time or I take:

1 x Kryptonite New York chainlock
2 x Nameless brand large U-Locks

Any similar experiences with thieves? What is your lock setup?
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What are some good bike mods that can prevent the following situation from occurring?
Maybe spike release from the back to blow out the tires.
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bike light 2
Is there a name for a simple mechanical device that causes the bike light to turn at a bigger angle than the front wheel itself? This probably exists but i have no idea how to look it up
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bike touring general /btg/
it's middle of the summer and there's no touring thread, everyone must be on a trip then.
post updates and photos.
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who here /brompton/
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escooter ebike repair thread
Is it so fucking hard for chinks NOT TO install shitty BMS that don't balance cells? It is just idk, 0.1 US dolla difference?
Also, why did they even lie? It says 10 AH on the battery heatshrink, while in reality it is 7.8 AH.

That $0.1 saved resulted in 4.22 - 3.85 V disbalance in cells. No fucking wonder it did only like 12 km.
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tay bridge
This thread is for talking about railways, and things related to railways, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Let's talk about trips we've made, journeys we've taken and would like to take, and trains and stations that we like, without being freaks about it.

The usual interesting links:
~Trainline ( - probably the best option for overseas visitors wishing to purchase tickets.
~National Rail Enquiries ( - will show you the possible options for travelling by train, and link you to the train operator's website to buy a ticket. It doesn't matter which train operator you buy a ticket from, they'll all sell you a ticket from anywhere to anywhere for the same price.
~Realtimetrains ( - track your train in real-time: ideal for keeping on top of your ETA and platform numbers.
~Openrailwaymap ( - for finding existing and disused railway infrastructure.
~The Man in Seat 61 ( - the best UK & EU (and beyond!) rail travel resource out there.

What's happening?
~Phase One of High Speed 2 (Birmingham-London):
~Belfast Great Victoria Street re-construction as Belfast Grand Central:
~The Transpennine Route Upgrade (electrifying the Liverpool-York mainline):
~The Midland Main Line electrification (no website!)
~The East Coast Digital Programme:

What's kind of happening, but not quite yet?
~Great British Railways: quietly pushed under the rug. Maybe smothered, or maybe it'll be brought out and dusted off after next year's general election?...
~Avanti's Class 805 and 807 trains are undergoing testing ahead of introduction this year; one or two of EMR's Class 810s are also 'on test', due to appear in 2024
~East West Rail (Oxford-Cambridge rail link) is still in the planning stage
~Crossrail 2 (north-south London rail link) is ... not likely to happen for a few decades
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RIP kings
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What is your very first impression of this bike? Is it comfortable, would you depend on it daily?
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How do you guys learn to repair your bike? I've been a daily commute biker for over 5 years and I don't know how to do any repairs except the extremely most basic shit (replacing rim brake pads, flat repair) because I have no way to learn or practice since I only have my one bike, and I'm not gonna fuck up my own bike trying some unnecessary repair. I have never really had any significant issues
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Pla/n/e Crash Thread
>inb4 gaanposting
Which is fine
Someone just uploaded 10 minutes of crisp CVR audio from the Northwest 255 crash a few hours ago if you're into CVRkino

>still no Pakistan 8303 report
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I stayed aboard the Queen Mary
Ocean liner fans rejoice! The Queen Mary reopened for hotel guests in May and in June, I had the privilege of spending two nights on board. I'll be uploading my album of the ship over the next few days and discussing the history of the ship that I learned while onboard.
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Slide thread to bump all the bikefag shit. These any good? Not interested in ninebot.
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Total Pacer Death.
Kill Pacers. De-cab Pacers. Drop a Pacer into the concrete from height. Slam a Pacer into a ravine. Dismantle filthy Pacers. Pour sewage water into a Pacer's fuel tank. Launch Pacers into the sun. Use Pacers for crash tests. Run Pacers into an active volcano. Crush Pacers with diggers. Shoot Pacers with lasers. Twist Pacer cabs off. Report Pacers to the regulator as unfit for service. Shoot at Pacers. Vandalise Pacers. Crush Pacers into scrap cubes. Use Pacers for nuclear flask crash tests. Crush Pacers under more scrapped Pacers. Liquefy Pacers in acid. Freeze Pacers with liquid nitrogen then drop them from a crane. Shred Pacers up in a giant scrap shredder. Sandblast Pacer liveries off. Leave Pacers to go rusty near seawater. Melt pacers down in a blast furnace. Donate Pacers to third world countries with unsuitable infrastructure. Mandatory Pacer scrappage schemes. Grind down scrapped Pacer parts. Drop Pacers in the sea. Vaporize Pacers with nuclear weapons tests. Derail old Pacers. Sink Pacers into quicksand. Set Pacers on fire. Spray graffiti over Pacers. Dismantle Pacers and crush the scrapped parts. Total Pacer death.
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Bike gears
20127 - SoyBooru
So... im new here, i was planning buying an electric scooter just to do little tasks like going to the store but they are expensive and look gay, someone recommend me this board, i have a very retard doubt, why and when you change gears on the bike? They are faster than fixies? Im currently driving my beloved tweaker BMX
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ShinMaywa US-2
>ShinMaywa US-2
>10' sea waves
>names it US
Where were you when Japan saved the seaplane?
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Post trains from your country
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Hey guys, wondering if i can get help on my situation. so im currently im a little too fat for most bikes (330 lbs) i really dont mind taking the bus to work but because of my schedule its about a mile walk to the bus stop. its all downhill so i would love something like a scooter or just anything with wheels that has a smaller footprint and relatiely safe. thoughts?
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Ranking subway systems
Let's play a game /n/, let's make the ultimate list of subway networks. I start with these 2, then anyone can propose another to slide into the list, at the position they want.

>2. Montreal Metro

>imo, overlapping metros is way better than all separate lines.
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Learning to cycle on the road
I do not have a car, I do not have a drivers licence. I have never ridden a road bike.

I want to buy a road bike and go for some nice long, exploratory road riding but things like this confuse the fuck out of me and worry me especially if I don't plan the trip.

Commuters, hobby road riders, wanna-be racers, 4chan schizophrenics:
>how would you handle this road?
>what are some other confusing or potentially dangerous pieces of road infrastructure for a cyclist?
>am I overthinking it and should i just ride my bike like a someone drives a car?

If it matters more than the fact we drive on the left, I'm in Australia not the USA
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Kick Scooters
Is there something better than the Razer? I'm looking for something to take with me on the train or airplane to avoid how much I have to walk. Something that's high quality, not a kids toy like the Razer.
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2023-08-23 230949
What's /n/'s choice of bike basket?
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Bicycling Nutrition
What's a good drink for a budding bicyclist to keep him going?
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Best Sounding Trains?
Class 465/466 Networker:

Class 365 Networker:

Jubilee Line 1996 Stock:

Class 373:
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North American passenger rail
General thread to discuss passenger rail in North America
Recent Headlines:
>Amtrak applies for grants to improve long distance routes (incl. daily cardinal and sunset limited, returning sunset limited to phoenix, adding branch of crescent that runs meridian-jackson-shreveport-dallas)
>Amtrak applies for grants to improve NEC
>MTA spending over $100 mil on PSDs at three stations
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Background music
AA (1)
What's the best music while bicycling along a quiet path? I'm glad that's a good cycling/pedestrian play that goes from my apartment to the local retail area.
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Most /n/ Movies
What are the most /n/ films?
For me its Kontroll, the hungarian masterpiece
>Opens with a budapest transit official say they were happy to help make this film, but please don't think it reflects on our actual service
>Entirely set in the subway
>Excellent soundtrack
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Why aren't train robberies commonplace nowadays?
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What would make airliners better in the future?
IMHO the next steps should be (if still subsonic):

1. Extensive use of additive manufacturing with hexagonal sandwich honeycomb structures (metal)

2. Fly-By-Light (optical fibers) instead of Fly-By-Wire, Power-over-Fiber, higher redundacy

3. Ultimate range capability (ie. At least 10,820 NM = 1/2 of the Earth's circumference) to be able to land everywhere in the world from any point

4. Mach 0.99 cruise speed with supercritical airfoil

5. Large ailerons (50% of the wingspan), stabilators, all-moving tail, boundary-layer control, aerogel for thermal and acoustic isolation,

6. Cabin that is pressurized at sea-level (14.7 psi) cabin altitude at all altitudes.

7. Large windows, parquet floor, memory-foam leather seats (32" wide x 43" pitch), LED lighting

What else?
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What's a good app for finding places to road bike? I need to start before the moobs get bigger
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Reno Air Race 2023
Reno Air Race
LIVE Reno Air Race 2023
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The world's safest form of travel
>plane crashes for the 9284th time
>oh no the turbine blew AGAIN how could this happen
>everyone on board dies
>oh no this is so terrible for everyone involved.... anyway
The experimental flammable death trap
>crashes once during passenger flight
>36 people die
>cause undetermined to this day
nothing suspicious about this at all
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I found something neat on Craigslist, 24" gauge tracks and a small locomotive from a mine but the seller doesn't know much about them as they belonged to his dad previously. At $75 a track I really like the idea of having a 120ft oval loop around my backyard.

Can anyone help me compute just how much track I need to pull this off, especially with the curves? I really have no experience with anything bigger than some model trains on this.
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its open right now the REM mtl free weekend and officially opening on monday
any riders? experience? thoughts?
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Anyone here riding amateur/semipro with USACYCLING
Last year I trained to do go ride in some east coast races but because of an injury I have not been able to actually go, and in the meantime i have dropped cycling again because of this injury. Even though it is not in my (near) future, Id like to hear your experiences.
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Why not take the boatpill?
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How can these helicopter problems be solved/eliminated?
1. Retreating blade stall
2. Dynamic/Static rollover
3. Ground resonance
4. Loss of tail-rotor effectiveness (could be avoided by having a coaxial contra-rotating main rotor)
5. Dynamic stall
6. Vortex ring state

7. Vibrations (a lot)
8. Crashworthiness
9. Noise

10. Engines (higher power, lower weight and low fuel consumption)
11. Performance (blade design, powertrain,
12. High-altitude performance
13. They can't glide (they can autorotate though). Is a "lifting body" fuselage possible?
14. Cost (helos are extremely expensive)
15. No catastrophic failure warnings (basically they lack the alarms commonly located on fixed wings)
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/n/ Vaporware Thread
Post the best examples of /n/ concepts that never delivered on their promises.

>Skytran was allegedly supposed to have a full scale test track up and running by 2014
>2023... nothing
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Maritime General — /mg/
Wheelhouse Edition

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Brightline Orlando Launch Date Announced
Anyone else really hyped? I don’t have reason to travel on it but I might get a round trip just for fun.
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Walking is the best form of transportation there is. All others are but mere assistive devices - still reliant on legs.

The humble pair of legs, formed over the course of hundreds of millions of years, is thus the superior tool. Only a cuck would choose to drive their F150 or electric fagcycle while wearing a ridiculous helmet and requiring a million reflectors when they could simply put on footwear and manifest their body and consciousness to move using nothing but thought alone.

Bikefags can stay in their lane - the car lane. Trainfags are okay because trains are cool. Planefags are also okay because they go up in the air. Boatfags are also acceptable because boats float, but so do people. Carfags can crash into the nearest highway bridge pillar. Scooterfags, skateboardfags and rollerbladefags are subhuman. But ultimately, walkfags are the master race.
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>Here's your front line beach apartment bro
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Cyclists of the sky
These faggots should be strictly restricted to class F airspace, with well defined dimension and NEVER EVER LEFT OUT, sick and tired of avoiding them. Yesterday while flying a personal Cessna 310 from a buddy of mine and 3 weeks ago on the Dash 8 with the small airliner I fly for.
>23 year old co pilot
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Need help looking for complete map or atlas of all U.S rail lines from 1900-1950.
Recently learned about timetable world and the old rail schedule and map archives it has like this
And it got me curious if there was anywhere where I could find a map or set of maps that just show absolutely everything. Every train, trolly, interurban, and streetcar line, both passenger and freight, that existed in the us at a given point in time. Down to the every last little offshoot that connected to every little neighborhood or factory. I looked around the website and a couple other similar sights and couldn’t find what I was looking for. Does such a resource exist, or something similar to it? And if so, could anybody kindly direct me to it?
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Is it time a comfy Autumn bike ride on the divegrass pitch /n/?
So it's been a while since the team last played, but it'd be great to get back on track for the 2023 Autumn Babby Cup. Sign-ups open very soon and after a nine month absence /n/ have an opportunity to return again.

>What is this?
This is a AI vs. AI football tournament on PES with team exports built, custom player models designed and live managed by users from every 4chan board. The cup normally runs four times a year and has been going since 2011. Normally there are two 'babby cups' for the lower ranked and new or returning teams and two 'elite cups' for the top ranked teams in a promotion and relegation system of the top and bottom 16 finishers. The Autumn 2023 tournament is the second 'babby' tournament and final of this year's divegrass season with the chance to promote to the next 'elite' cup in Winter 2024 next year.

>I haven't seen this for a while, or before how are /n/ doing?
We were unfortunately relegated from the most recent Winter Cup this year. /n/ were due to play in the 2023 Spring Babby Cup but due to lack of interest at the time the team was unable to compete and lost it's annually required Proof of Interest (PoI) from the board. But never fear, sign-ups open again very soon for Autumn and if the board would like to see /n/ back again we can jump back on the memebike again and return in October as a returning team.
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I want to surprise my pilot boyfriend with a poster of an embraer airplane project, like these below, but the definition isn't as good as I need to. Post anything related to or if you guys find these in better resolution... Thanks a lot!
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Bike to E-Bike conversion
Are E-Bike conversion kits worth it? Bought myself a nice normal bike (belt drive) a few months ago but now I moved to very hilly city (imagine like San Fransisco) where a normal bike is a pain in the ass.

What options do I have? I couldn't find any conversion kits that work with belt drives.
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I never knew Thomas the Tank Engine had this much lore
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/bbg/ - Bike Buying General
Shady listing edition.

Post here for recommendations on a bicycle purchase. Useful tips: include your height, weight, intended riding and budget. Details and a picture are always best.
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california geography
>Similar geography and size to Japan
>Similar population size and climate to Spain
How come it can't into trains like Japan and Spain?
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Traffic Light
Total Stoplight Death
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Bicycle Radar
Does anyone have experience with these? Are they reliable or a gimmick? Are there any options out there that don't rely on a bicycle computer or smartphone?
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GoldenEye 1995
Hello from /tv. I presume the experts here could answer the question of Tank vs Train, which one gets smashed to pieces?
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Let's talk bicycle lights.

What are you using front and rear?

Let's shill and shit on each other over cheap LEDs.
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Still the most noble form of transportation is to be carried around by others, walking yourself is for plebs. Show us your palanquins then!
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Is repairing your own bicycle worth it these days? That time spent could be better used working and earning money, and pay paying a shop to repair it or hiring a bike.
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I've recently decided that if I'm ever caught in the middle of a plane going down, I will not just sit and wait for the inevitable crash. I'll wait until the cabin is depressurized below 10000 feet, put on the parachute I brought as carry-on, force open the emergency exit door and skydive myself to safety.

What I need to know from you anons is what steps can I take to ensure that I can make my daring escape without getting sucked in to the jet engines?
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I think my switcher has autism
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial tramways, gondolas, ropeways, etc.

I think they are quite sex.
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What we should do about ebike fires
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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Where do I get a structured training plan for cycling?
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collectible bike thread
Old thread finally hit its bump limit >>1750878

2023 started out as a crazy year on the collectible market but things seem to have settled down a bit
Have you made any new acquisitions ?
What do you wish to buy year?
Collectible bike thread!!
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Bike bag thread. What do you use? Backpack, messenger, other? What’s in it? Recs?

Picrel is mine. Chrome citizen messenger. Only thing I don’t like is the heavy ass metal buckle
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Ban these infernal machines NOW!
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Screenshot from 2023-09-16 21-41-25
Why aren't all utility right of ways opened to bicycle access now!? many are paved and cut across urban areas where they simply refuse to build bike lanes.
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Why Danish only cycle on city bikes?

Why Danish-like city bikes not available in Italy?

Fuck Denmark
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Fat fuck americans
Why are american metros and railways so slow?

Came across this video and while it is fascinating, its fucking insanity how arduously slow the train is. It's like American fat slow-walkers decided to make their trains just as slow too.
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Phase 1 of CAHSR should have just been LA-SD, let me explain why:

>Faster then the car, more convenient (and probably faster) then the plane
>Perfect distance for HSR
>Both cities have OK mass transit
>Would be probably faster to build then the current CAHSR line,too
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Injury prevention and wellness on the bike
ITT: Post things that help your body cope with the demands of cycling.
I'll start. Doctor prescribed picrel when the PFPS became unbearable. I couldn't walk. I considered it a meme, a frail thing like that can not do shit. I was wrong. I don't care which if any of the speculative mechanisms did improve my condition. If it's just nervous so be it, nerves are part of me, part of the body.
Which tweaks to the bike, your fit, gear or changes in habits helped you manage pain, exhaustion and accumulated damage ?
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why is that women never notice you coming when you pass them on your bike? a lack of spatial awareness? are they mentally incapable of filtering out nearby noise and impressions from those afar? or is it a conscious decision to block everything out? are they too self-absorbed and dependent on others to sense any threat?

whenever i pass a couple on my bike the boyfriend ALWAYS has to lead his chick out of the way like she's an invalid. the dude almost always notices you coming, women never do. why is it so hard for them to turn their head and acknowledge their surroundings?
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How are they able to pull such a good value on bikes? They have to cut corners somewhere right? Are their bikes built by children in Cambodia or something?
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Hi need help with scooter suggestion
And I trust this site to not just tell me get a bike or call me a faggot.

I’m a long haul trucker and get to park in truck stops 6 miles (10km) out of major cities in US and Canada, did the walk once. Took 3 hours. Got a folding bike, miserable bringing it on and off the truck. Looking for a halfway decent scooter that isn’t too big to be a hassle to bring on and off the truck, but has some decent battery, doesn’t need to be 50 miles+

Thank you, also these prices are in CAD not USD, but I can buy from a us store too
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Is he the GOAT airplane YouTuber?
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Mountain Bike Thread /MTB/
Do you ride alone? Is it asking for problems if you're not doing anything really hardcore?
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>tfw u get passed by a girl on a climb
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Development potential for various solutions
It is feasible for anyone with some resources to develop improvements in small footprint vehicles that enables high density, independent routing, comfort, safety and speed at the same time.

For rail that requires wide social coordination to overcome its issues, generally either the larger society automatically enables its use, or a smaller group seize power and apply tyranny against the rest of society. I do not support the latter.

From a market mechanism perspective, a user fee correlating to usage of scarce land for vehicle use should fix a big part of the free rider problem that resulted in the popularity of vehicles designed with inefficient footprint for cargo moved.
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Blimp Train
Is it the blimp trains time to shine?
Could this be used to get Ukraine grain to the rest of europe?

They have different rail gauge between rooskie and EU tracks but blimp can be handed off with out even slowing down

THIS CAN WORK???!!!!!!!

Now Im on the edge of something
Wondering bout the blimp train
ooooohhhhaaaaa eeeeeaaaaahhhooooaaaa
Talking bout the blimp train
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Do you have a bell on your bicycle?

Why, or why not?
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What does /n/ think of tomorrow's upgraded, more inclusive bike lanes? Cagetrolls will hate this, but I for one think it is perfectly reasonable for bike lanes to be open to any vehicle that doesn't have an ICE or require a Class A CDL to operate legally. What's the point of bike lanes if nobody is going to use them!??!?
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/bag/ - bike apparel general
Discuss bike apparel. What does /n/ wear? I find it difficult to find something I'm truly happy with.

-Assos - flimsy shit for anorexic freaks, designs are eye rape
-Gore - cut for obese diabetic golf dads, designs are so boring I want to kms
-Rapha - the bose of cycling gear, dead giveaway that you have no idea what you're doing
-Castelli - probably the least terrible from an objective point of view but the logo is way too in your face
-MAAP - wannabe rapha cringlelord gear
-Le Col - another wannabe rapha, the only thing worse than Rapha is wanting to be rapha
-Santini - completely nonsensical sizing, either baggy shit for obese people or ridiculous midget shit even though it's the same nominal size, bibs are way too thin, might as well just wear women's panthose
-La Passione - changes their designs every 10 seconds for no reason, takes about a decade to do an RMA that would take no more than 2 weeks from anyone else
-Black Bibs - ali express tier garbage and permanently smells like a wet dog after 2 rides

What we can conclude here is that it all sucks except Castelli and I'm sick and tired of wearing all castelli all the time, anyway I ask again what does /n/ wear? Post your likes and hates. Oh I forgot giro, giro isn't too bad for casual "urban cyclist" stuff. Haven't tried their real bike gear in a loooooong time though. A long time.
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I want a full suspension fat tire bike to convert to e-bike with a kit. However, there are none with enough space for a large battery. Is there an alternative bike type you would recommend?
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A woman who is in a sexual relationship with an aeroplane has revealed that she travelled abroad 30 times in the last year just to spend quality time with her lover.

Sarah Rodo, from Dortmund, Germany, found love on her first flight with a Boeing 737 - after an unfulfilling attempt to date humans.

Since then, the 23-year-old has also 'met' 60 figurines and three larger models who she considers part of a 'collective being' that she is dating, and so she often refers to her lovers as one.

Keeping up a relationship with an object requires real commitment.

The avid jet-setter is so loved up that she has booked 30 mini-breaks in the last 12 months just to be close to her original beau, the Boeing 737.

Despite their many trips together, Sarah, who identifies as objectum sexual [having a sexual or romantic attraction to an inanimate object], is heartbroken that she's never been fully alone with her partner.

Sarah said: 'I'm proud to be objectum sexual – it's a wonderful sexuality, the only sad thing is that I can't be alone with a real plane.

'I flew a lot in the last year to be with the Boeing as often as I possibly could, I took about 30 flights and always combined it with a city trip or vacation.

'I also love to travel and discover new things [in the cities].

'With my love, I've travelled to Stockholm, Malmo, Copenhagen, Budapest, Vienna, and Paris.

'I also often visited Katowice in Poland as a day tour.'

Although Sarah struggles to have alone time with her beloved aircraft, she has an impressive collection of models that she also shares a bed with.

She is so devoted to her planes that she's forked out over £3,550 on 60 figurines and three large models of her significant other.
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Rim brakes are superior to hydraulic disk brakes and I'm tired of pretending they're not.

1. Light
2. Fully self-serviceable
3. Reliable
4. Better wheel feedback

Mass adoption of disk brakes was nothing short of disastrous for cycling tech.
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This kills the derailleur tranny
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1948 Ohio Locomotive Explosion
Does it bother you when the average person simply calls a locomotive a "train"?
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How is this legal? Somehow it was decided that pedestrians should share some small margin of the road with utility poles and trees.
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this guy
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Why is Spain so obsessed with putting railways underground? I really don't think any other country is so compulsive about it.

As I write this, just off the top of my head there's projects for putting rail lines underground in planning or being executed in Granada, Lorca, Valencia, Dos Hermanas, Montcada i Reixac, Sant Feliu, L'Hospitalet, Torrelavega, Almería, Vitoria, Bilbao, Logroño, and likely a bunch of other places. Many of these towns have just a few hundred thousand inhabitants, so they're not precisely big cities. Add to those the train lines already put underground in places like Cádiz, Sabadell, Terrassa, Elche, Getafe, León, Zaragoza, Montmeló, Alicante and many more.

Many towns have their "historic demands" for burying rail lines which they've been insisting on for decades. At this point it's basically seen by citizens as a normal thing to put the rail line underground, a perception which I think is absolutely unique to Spain. They sometimes allude to people getting killed for crossing the tracks where it's forbidden, or literally ignoring the luminous signs, bells and barriers at the few level crossings left, as a reason for putting trains underground. Like they need to spend millions on pointless construction just because people are too stupid to not cross the tracks where and when they oughtn't to. But other times there's really no real reason other than "reee it splits the town in half".

Some places even have the train line already running on a viaduct or an elevation which is easily traversed underneath, and they still ask for the train to be put underground for aesthetic reasons. An egregious example of this is Girona, which has the train station on a perfectly fine viaduct.

And when they can't put the train underground they move the station to far outside the city, which seems like a really stupid thing to do. They did that in Burgos and will do it in Figueres as well.

I really can't wrap my head around it.
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cycle trolling
>wait to be overtaken
>noisy freewheel behind them
>get waved to overtake
>never surrender

annoys people so much lmao
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Why do you hate friction shifting? It's a great technology.
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>you will never have a qt non-trans gf who is autistic about trains and transportation
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Standing on the train
What are you supposed to do when standing on the train? I get motion sickness when using my phone in a vehicle so I would usually look out the window on the bus. But on trains you can't really do that without awkwardly staring above someone's head or peeking through people to find a tiny gap outside.
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An /n/ weekend
5 ferries
Done a local cycle weekender with some friends - got the train to the ferry terminal, get on the ferry with the bike, and then cycle across the peninsulas and islands until you get back to the train network

Lots of other groups doing the same, and decent amounts of /n/ like chat about bikes/trains/ferries

Any other classic /n/ trips?
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Best ways to learn to ride my bike on roads to commute if I have never driven a car in my life and am paranoid someone will run me over or I will trip and fall in the middle of the road somehow?
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whoever invented these should be shot
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/stg/ Space Transportation General: Space cowboy edition
Space transportation general. A general to cover all things spaceflight related. Since spaceflight is increasing exponentially, since we are up to at least a launch per week and since we are days away from a industry revolutionizing fully reusable
super heavy lift launch vehicle.

Upcoming launches:


Upcoming NASA operations:


SpaceX Mars goal:



Starbase 24/7 streams:



Starbase tour from last summer:




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How realistic was the train? Is it possible to create a train that can run continuously without any contact with the outside world for nearly 2 decades?
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Geoffbros... it's over...
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Honda making a successor to the cult classic motocompo

12 mile range
40 lbs
995 USD

What are /n/'s thoughts?
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cargo drones
how come nobody even bother to make one so far
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Lakes and rivers
ITT: Water Taxis, a form of transportation for only the greatest and most privileged of cities.
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Bike Security Help
How do you guys lock up your bike?

Just started biking recently and only leave my bike at home or whoever's home I'm visiting

Want to start biking to other places were I would leave my bike outside for under an hour. What are secure ways to keep your bike locked up?

I know angle grinders kill everything, nothing can stop a thief yada yada
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Steel vintage bikes
I’m pretty close to switching to an older bike, if there an objectively best era for vintage steel bikes?
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Are there too many airplanes in the skies? They come close to crashing into each other more than once a day on average.
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Drop Bars vs Flat Bars

Lyrca wearing faggots use drop Bars so I'm leaning towards flat bars.
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/bqg/ ― Bike Questions General
Not Your Average Bike Edition

Park Tool

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Technical Information

RJ the Bike Guy

Previous thread >>1945971
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What will be the next big cycling gimmick that gets the Freds maxing out their credit cards? 173mm crank arms?
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Brooks b17/flyer
Let's just take a moment and reflect on how great the brooks b17/flyer saddle is and how effortless and wonderful it is to sit on it for 10 hours straight or why not around the clock for ultimate pleasure.
It's opium, isn't?
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Can i fit 203mm rotors to this nigga? my mtb died so i got rid of it and i got a bunch of spares and rotors on tis are warped as fuq already got 180mm on them rn
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Why didn't this design catch on?
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Was trams being replaced by buses a bad idea?

Post trams
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MTA Thread
They need to stop running this shit overnight edition

What’s your line and what’s wrong with it?
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Garmin vs Hammerhead vs Wahoo?
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