>>988845 In terms of traveling? If I have to get somewhere less than 500 miles away, I'll drive. If further, I'll take a plane. Trains are just to expensive and inconvenient compared with frequent, low-cost air travel.
Please share and discuss what you think are the best locomotives to be produced, or your favorite locomotive type.
Personally, I think the EMD SD45 variants are some of the greatest diesels to be produced for North American railroads, and pretty advanced for the time they were released. Also they looked really cool.
>>855678 Here's a set of SD45X demo units, designed and built for SP in 1970 and equipped with improved cooling capacity for tunnels and snowsheds and with a 4200 HP prime mover. Only 7 were ever built, and six of those were owned by the SP.
At a similar price point ~900-1000, should I go with well reviewed carbon frame with tiagra 4700, unknown quality carbon frame with 105s, or aluminum with Ultegras. Sale ends today so I kind of want to make a decision quick
Bikes in question: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_583754_-1___204687
>>1002341 Thanks for the reply. I want a decent entry level bike for both commuting and possibly training and racing. My budget is ~1k. I guess my main question is at this price point is the frame more important or the components
>>1002340 >bumping after 13 minutes first day off /b/? I wrote a response but realized you need to learn patience, so I deleted it I may come back in a few hours and repost what I said before, or maybe not Breathe slowly and relax
I don't get it. I can adjust the wheelbase by sliding the front roller forward and backwards, but that also changes the belt tension. I need to move the front roller forward, that will make the belt tension tighter. There's no way to adjust these independently? Should I worry about it being too tight (from being too far forward)? Or too loose?
No manual to fucking read, got them used. Kreitler with the full aluminum rollers for $70.
What's your favorite scenorio of riding? Is it in a race, on the track, cruising with a friend or having a nice long ride by yourself? Curious with with one you all choose. Also in a training situation which scenario would you prefer?
>>1002004 Agree. This is my homeland (inner spain), is pretty hot in summer (30ºc-38ºc), I like riding alone along the wheat fields and bulls/cows listening to the cricket/insect sounds. My sister thinks that our land is ugly and dry, of course she said that because she was brainwashed by her friends, the fact is that the country can be beautiful, last month I ride on a day with the bluest sky possible and the fields were golden as fuck, it was really nice riding that amazing rollercoaster of small hills, too bad the road... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You probably won't be winning the TDF, but you're at about the age when most people get into cycling seriously (aka have disposable incomes) >the average poster here The only thing average here is "if you don't do it my way you are wrong and stupid", but that's pretty much 4chan as a whole. We get non-cyclists, we get faggot casuals who ride on weekends only, we get people whose idea of "commuting" is rolling 300 yards on a BSO and then locking up their BSO outside to rust, and then, occasionally, we... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Bicycles just don't go that fast, if you want to go fast get a motorbike. In fact, being one of those stravasshole freds will make you universally despised by every other normal cyclist, along with every other person alive.
Distance is a different thing, ride regularly and you'll be cool. Also this:
Europeans don't need cars as there are actual cities.
Within half an hour on foot, I have a halfdozen grocery stores and a dozen malls. Most of my surroundings are forests, if I go straight north there'll just be more trees until I reach the Arctic Ocean.
>it's another "I'm trying to ride up a gradual hill and I get stuck behind a guy going really slow and I can't pass him and I have to slow down so much that my front wheel starts wavering back and forth I almost lose my balance and fall off the bike" episode
But riding with her will be awkward. You ride in front of her and you wonder if she's thinking you're showing off and racing, but if you ride behind her you wonder if she thinks you're a pervert checking out her arse. Ride side by side and you are an arse for impeding traffic. So just fap to her facebook photos like a normal person.
I'm about to purchase my first road bike and I was wondering if it would be a wise decision to go for a disc brake equipped bike? I'm coming from a MTB background where disc brakes are standard so no prejudice there. I'm a fairly light guy at around 143 lbs.
I've been looking at the Giant Contend SL range and narrowed it down to 2 models:
SL 1: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/pl/contend-sl-1 + Nearly full 105 groupset + Lighter wheels + Colour (personal preference) - Rim brakes (that wear out the rim, I'll have... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Lighter wheels make a pretty big difference in hills and it's why wheels are generally classified as either 'fast wheels (aero)' or 'climbing wheels (light)'. Plus, I wouldn't buy a brand new 10 speed now for the reasons that you've mentioned. Also, though I haven't tried disks, I've seen many people here say that mechanical disks aren't worth touching and that hydraulic is the only real option.
It's your money, your life, and your decision but if it was me then... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You have to admit here in the USA we've been so busy trying to stop and shit on this technology for some time now. Singapore though just went along with it even got government money to start it up. Why is it that in the USA and where I'm from California is now the laughing stock of the world when it comes to building the next revolutions. I don't understand this frightening fear Americans have over driving jobs being lost either. Most jobs have been lost to time. There used to be a guy at an auto factory that would literally install door handles then his job was... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1001142 Fuck you. Most Asian countries don't seem to value human life very much compared to Western countries (they crank out babies like it's from a factory, wonder why they don't value people, LOL) so of course they DGAF anywhere near as much about whether it's actually safe or not. It fucks up and runs into a crowd of people and kills them all? No problem, shoot the programmer in the head and say "LOL, sorry about your dead family members, tough shit, go make more!" and move on. But go right... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Well, I have been riding daily for the past several months and lost a lot of weight and had lots of fun. Winter will be here before we know it and I would like to keep riding as long as possible. I live in Ohio, so there will be plenty of snow. I currently have a Diamondback Overdrive 29er which has served me well as an entry-level mountain bike. This is my daily commuter. I am considering a Walmart fat tire bike if/when the snow gets bad enough. I have a lot more confidence riding than I had before, so I want to keep up my commute (8 miles/day) as long as possible. Pic mostly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1001130 I hope they shovel the sidewalks, or you have balls of steel. Plows push the snow right into the bike lanes and shoulders, so you've got to get right next to the cars. Normal mountain bike tires are fine, I've found. Disk brakes are probably better, since you're going to have lots of snow all around your rims. I've survived the past three winters here (Utah) with those brakes though, so they still work ok. Also, get good fenders - you don't want all that dirty slush going all over your back.
>>1001135 Yeah, my current bike has disc brakes. I can buy fenders too. I ride through mud all the time without them, but slush will be terrible all over my legs during the winter. Apparently there are some people here that can manage in the winter, but this will be my first attempt to last as long as I can. I think the plows will end up thwarting me though. The roads are just not bike friendly at all and really dangerous.
>>1001137 >but slush will be terrible all over my legs during the winter Oh yah, get rain pants. Work great, and act as a bit of a wind breakers too. Gloves are also a must, though mittens might work better - if your fingers are separated, they can't warm each other, and even with gloves your pinky can get very cold. Those silly covers that go over the whole handle are ugly as hell, but they are will save your hands some pain.
Expecting maybe a couple folks to be able to weigh in on an already specific subject. Maybe you know something I don't or I overlooked.
Time trials, I never expected to care about them but I do now. I'm looking for them marginal gains specifically aero advantages shoe covers, gloves vs no gloves, skinsuits ect. I've got a lazer wasp, 808 and disc, I've only used podiumwear skinsuits. So I'm looking into Voler, Castelli and NoPins for more aero options. I was thinking of having lycra mittens made possibly, it is illegal but if the judges don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1000870 I don't think you've ever done a TT or train for any race discipline based on what you're saying, because if you did then you'd know that at your (young, low) level, training is more important than anything else, and that all this minutiae of which you speak only matters to riders at the highest levels and the top of their game. If you're actually thinking of doing any sort of racing I suggest you concentrate on your training and forget about the rest of that stuff for now. Your coach (assuming... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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