I just broke this lock open with my fucking hands. And I'm 150 pounds ottermode. >5 digit combination chain lock in an ALUMINIUM casing >sleeve that I could cut with leatherman scissors I didn't steal a bike, I found the lock with a snapped chain on the ground in a park. If the thief had known how much easier he could have had it...
>>1011145 >skateboarding >transportation it sucks for that purpose. it´s okay if you just want to skate down the block and back but is not useful for actual traveling/ commuting because you´d have to be pretty good at it to not crash. also, skate to work? you´ll look like a manchild nobody at your workplace will take you serious
Yes, but only once. Because when you arrive the cool kids will beat the shit out of you for being such a fucking loser, and then even the uncool kids will start whaling on you, sensing in your predicament an opportunity to even temporarily elevate themselves from the lowest rung of the ladder. And so you'll die, under a hail of pasty, underdeveloped fists, surrounded by the gurning faces of nerds and dweebs taking possibly their life's only chance to victimise someone below them in the social pecking order: The Longboard Commuter.
>[Dhaka, Bangladesh] almost completely lacks the basic infrastructure and rule of law that make big cities navigable. There are just 60 traffic lights in Dhaka, and they are more or less ornamental; few drivers heed them. The main problem with Dhaka’s anarchic streets, though, is that there aren’t enough. The Daily Star has reported that just 7 percent of Dhaka is covered by roads. (In places like Paris and Barcelona, models of 19th-century urban planning, the number is around 30 percent.) Footpaths are also an issue. There are too few sidewalks in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I like to read, but somehow I haven't come across many /n/-related books I like enough to recommend. I'm looking forward to reading Road to Valor soon, I've heard good things about it.
>Bikes Bicycling Science by David Wilson -Great primer on the physics and physiology that explain how bicycles function and are ridden. Also includes some general background on the development of bicycles and other HPVs. Worth reading for any mechanic or rider who wants to really understand why things work the way they do. Only thing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I love to cycle in the early morning when it's still dark, when there are no filthy cagers on the street, and I get to see the sky turn purple and then that eerie fresh dim light blue.
Driving my car later in the day I'm respectful to the faggotass Lycra donning numale queers, giving them space and allowing them to cross the roads. I always make sure to share the road safely and properly.
>secretly want to run them over
What is this way of thinking called? Do I have a persecution complex or something.
One anon on here once made a good point. He wrote that if you look at car commercials, you'll always see the car speeding by on a scenic and completely empty road to the sound of soothing music. When the reality is that most of the time you sit in traffic or are looking for a parking spot, to the sound of horns and yelling kids. You react to cyclists this way because they interfere with that dream of speeding down a free road, which you associate with your car. The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /n/. I'm 26, and today I learned how to ride a bike. I never had one as a kid and always wanted one. Had been thinking about it the last couple of years, but never had any free time until recently
So on monday of last week, someone had parked a pretty old, pretty shitty bike behind our dumpster and it's just sat there. A magna excitor, something you'd find at walmart. Well yesterday I figured they were just trying to throw it away, so no harm in taking it home
I've never been on a bike before... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1008596 As for exactly what tools you'll need, I'd wait and see what comes with the bike and also how much assembly/tuning is required. But you'll probably only need 4 and 5mm hex wrenches, a phillips screwdriver, a pedal wrench, and grease for the pedal threads and seatpost. Frankly, if you're starting with absolutely no knowledge at all, I would recommend you pay a bike shop to assemble this bike (or at the very least do a safety check on it after you assemble it) to verify that bolts are tightened sufficiently,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How realistic an idea is it to fly to south america or south east asia and buy a cheap used touring bike and backpack around from hostel to hostel? Can I take a bike on the trains and buses? I am not looking to bike the whole way but want to bike around cities for sure. I am not into doing more than 50 miles in a day or going at more than a leisurely pace.
>>1008030 A very bad and heavy aluminium road bike with Shimano MTB gears is laughlinly expensive in Brazil. You would have to pay at least USD 800 for it and that's a Brazilian brand with bikes made in China.
In other words, you should bring your own bike. And you will need fat tires so that it doesn't brake with te first (dozens) of potholes.
>>1010430 >hacking on people who don't do things the way *I* want to do them, so *obviously* they're wrong and need to be mocked on an anonymous Afghani terrorists' cave-exploring picture sharing website I don't even HAVE a mountain bike and I think you're a rediculous manchild for posting threads like this.
I'll bet you don't even *own* a bike, OP. What are you, confined to a wheelchair and to being indoors 24/7/365, and massively butthurt because of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1003800 Long Beach Transit was the first company to get them. I thought they were cool but GMC got out of the bus business. Enjoy them while you can because New Flyer,Novabus and the remaining Orions still rule the streets.
This is the ultimate /n/ bike. Folds to fit into other forms of transport, racks to carry luggage, Internal geared hub so weather less of an issue. Brakes sufficient and tyres semi-slick while wide enough for padding. Prove me wrong.
I mostly agree, but as much as I love small wheeled bikes I think there are uses that call for larger wheels and more solid frames. Still though, for grocery runs, commutes or drinks I do take my folder over a full sized bike.
>>1010177 I must admit, you do have a point about some applications needing a more sturdy frame. Do you think, with sufficient R&D investment, it is possible to meet those standards with a folding bike? I found that unless exceeding 30mph the smaller wheels have never been weaker for me - cobbles feel mostly the same if using 1.5 inch wide tyres but YMMV.
It really is a piece of crap, probably made in China, Walmart bike. No-name components of questionable quality. The wheelset is built on single-wall alloy rims, which is probably the biggest weakness of all. I wouldn't trust the thing any farther than I could chuck it.
Frankly the fact that it's a Walmart bike is enough by itself to disqualify it, but the details are it's not made to last.
Save up several hundred more and go hunting on Craigslist... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why do cyclists disobey traffic controls all the time? You say "share the road", claim that the bicycle is equivalent to a car or motor cycle on the road, and bitch about actual respectable people who can afford to drive a car because they work hard and don't ride a bike everywhere like a loser.
A red light means stop. Green light means go. Stop signs mean stop. No turn on red means no turn on red. No left turns or no right turns mean no left turns and no right turns, respectively.
Want to treated the same? Act the same, abide by the rules. If you don't then don't complain when cars run you over when you're riding on the road disobeying every single rule of the road. It's your fault.
What's bike culture like in your part of the world?
>Minneapolis, MN >Decent amount of bike lanes in the city >The 'burbs are pretty much no-man's land, though >Leisurely biking around the lakes April-Nov >People commuting on fatbikes during the winter >Routinely called one of the best cycling cities, but the inattentiveness of drivers makes me question that Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>991759 >>Leisurely biking around the lakes April-Nov >not December-March Filthy casual detected. >>Routinely called one of the best cycling cities, but the inattentiveness of drivers makes me question that It's mostly just the city bus drivers that are bad drivers.
>>991759 >Fredericksburg, VA >recreational cycling/running paths downtown >loads of people riding BSOs with busted everything and they "just want the shifters fixed" >basketball americans commuting to taco bell on BMX beaters >trifags pissing on their bikes and clogging up the bike shop repair schedule >MTB bros are cool and can actually... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Go on ride with GF >She is slow as fuck despite riding longer for years more than me >Can't go up hills at all >She gets mad whenever I get too far ahead of her >Offer that she rides in front >Stare at her ass for a while, get hard >Look at her pedaling >wtf her cadence is slow as fuck >Confront... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1005976 She doesn't ride lycra and over 30km is a "really big ride" for her and she fucking whinges if it's windy. Also in spring she gets hayfever and sneezes all the time when riding due to pollen.
>>1002241 FACT: /n/ is about the slowest board on the whole site. FACT: Threads on /n/ take more than a week to scroll off Page 10. FACT: There's more than enough room for everyone to talk about planes, trains, buses, ships, bikes, or whatever -- so long as nobody gets all pissy about 'things they don't like'.
/n/ is fine the way it is. Breaking it up would create two super-slow boards that would basically be failures. Breaking it up would also attract unwanted attention to the faggots from /b/... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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