>>1000712 I was thinking exactly this. Cargo ship advancements are largely to make them huger and efficient-er on the open seas i think for the most part. I don't see how they could ever be precise and dainty in close quarters.
When I joined the Navy and first got to a submarine I was kind of surprised that docking one of these high-tech nuclear death machines involved a bunch of dudes standing topside throwing ropes around, same as it's been for thousands of years, but really there's no other cost effective way to do it.
There was even one pier that had tried to automate shore utility connections by having them permanently mounted on swing arms, but they cost too much to maintain and were allowed to rust and seize up.
>>1000228 >>1000229 Thanks. I thought there were some series that got mentioned on here before. Also "family friendly" in our case includes swearing and nudity, it's mostly violence that's a no-go as my 5 year old freaks out.
so the back wheel on my road bike went flat overnight so I took it to the store. instead of telling me why it went flat they wanted $12.50 for the service. I said fine. Then he sold me on a new tire, I said fine. Just went for a nice long ride today and when I was still 20km from home I got a pinch flat...god damn bike store wants to charge me another $12.50 AND pay for the tube. That was a $60 purchase this morning and I had to take a cab back for another $20.
is there anything i can say or do? (other than do all my own work from now on)
>>999877 Yep, start fixing your own flats, it's an easy skill all cyclists should have. Also, patch your tubes instead of replacing them, much cheaper that way.
As for whether you can demand any restitution for the shop, probably not. If you a pinch flat after a long ride that doesn't necessarily mean the shop made a mistake, chances are good that you got a small puncture and didn't notice that tire was slowly losing air, which allowed the underinflated tube to be pinch flatted.
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Beginner road cyclist here, been riding on vintage steel road bike until now, want to upgrade, but don't want to spend too much on it, B'Twin Triban 500 good compared to other bikes from the same price range? Any anons here riding them?
>>999706 Never driven one, checked out the models. i would go with the 520 instead of the 500. The 520 has a carbon fork and a steeper top tube. Both features make the ride more comfortable. On top of that the 520 has Sora groupset.
I dont know if you could get something better for the same price as i dont follow the market anymore but ignore the elitists in here who will go "lol 3k minimum gotta go fast".
Yeah, 500 has a fucking hi-ten fork, of all things. Like really, not even aluminum. I'd definitely go with 520 for dat Sora and carbon fork, but well, I can't find it anywhere where I live. Not in Decathlon itself, not used.
And yeah, I honestly don't care about road bike elitism, I just want something simple, affordable and fun to ride on as a commuter and for longer trips occasionally, I don't even really race
I bought a 520 in May, having before only ridden city bikes and the like.
It has its ups and downs, as a first road bike, I love it, it's responsive, light(ish) and can take a beating. You probably have downtube shifters on the vintage bike, so you'll love the shimano road bike shifters, the whole system is just so much better. The tyres are a bit shit, but that's a small thing that you can change easily. Also, might just be me, but the matte paint job reacts quite a bit with my salty sweat, so the top tube already has marks because of sweat dripping... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>999536 Disc brakes have better weather resistance and, in most cases, more stopping power. They are still easy to service, but can't beat the simplicity of rim brakes. The drawback is entry level disc brake sets are harder to modulate than more traditional setups. High end hydraulics are better tuned and suffer less from this.
I'm a mountain biker, so take it with a pinch of salt, as I value brake grip that'll put me over the bars and quick cooling over ease of use, as I do most of my braking going down steep trails
You get better braking power on the disc but from personal experience it's a lot easier to service rim brakes so if you plan on doing your own bike maintenance then pick the rim, if you send it to a shop then go for the disc.
So yesterday I finally got hit by a car. Commuting in London this was just a matter of time, luckily I'm not too badly injured, just a sore back because the saddle went straight into my lower back, however my bike is pretty much done for.
I was stopped behind a car waiting in a pedestrian crossing and the car behind me didn't stop because he didn't see me because he was looking at his phone (I always look behind me when I stop to see what's there, signal, etc. and saw the whole thing).
The guy gave me his details and I took the registration... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>998862 lmao actually I'm one of those guys who thinks the NL is not as bad as everyone says it is.
>>998864 That's in central, this shit happened in a residential area with less cameras. This kind of shit almost always happens outside Zone 1, don't know why, but most people I know who had an accident in London told me it was somewhere outside central, go figure. More chavs I guess.
I am looking for my first proper mountain bike after doing my time with Nishiki hardtail, which is a great bike honstly, but I want and need more.
The problem is that I really have 0 knowledge about the bike parts and part makers and their quality and this is why I've come here to try my luck.
The thing is that I really fancy a DH bike, but the bike should be fit enough for enduro type cruising in the woods on trails and completely off-road. DH bikes tend to be too heavy and the suspension too "wiggly" for that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>998661 thats a park bike, dude. you're not pedaling that big bitch up anything.
Here are a few bikeroonis that you can actually pedal around in the woods on >http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2035543/ >http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1874928/ >http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1897266/
of course, go with what YOU want. these are just suggestions.
>24 year old friendless virgin male, live at home with parents, can't drive because afraid to drive like the aspie i am >father always yelling at me about no friends/never leaving the house >decide to get decent road bike and bike to and from work and bike around in free time >father now yells at me because i ride a bike because "i shouldn't be riding a bike i should be driving these places"
>having a chill ride on sunday >greeting many many NORMAL cyclist along the way >all smiling and nodding back >everyone happy everything is fine >but then some dickheads with their Ibones attached with duct tape to the stem trying to pass you huffing like mad >their faces all grim and arrogant >greet them anyway Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
ok I believe that helmets protect you from brain damage or whatever, but are you really going to look me straight in the eyes and tell me you as a full grown man wearing one, doesn't make you look like a total faggot? If not, just one of these days take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror with one on and come back to me.
desu I like wearing a helmet. As long as you're not climbing up a mountain on 35 °C it's fine.
I even have one of those fancy aero helmets. Probably makes me look like an idiot to anyone who doesn't cycle but I'm also wearing nothing but few mm of Lycra and have shaved legs. So not wearing a helmet wouldn't really help in the not looking like an idiot to non cyclists department.
sup /n/iggers so I need a new backpack for when I'm commuting to work. I have found a rapha backpack but it's fairly pricey can you guys recommend me a backpack that is similar in size and functionality?
>The problem is, what if you don't charge your car one day, and then you can't get to work in the morning? That just plain sucks, and is a realistic problem.
>And even if 95% of the time you're just going to work and the range is sufficient, what about that 5% of the time you need to take a trip to Dallas or you get a call from the airport that the limo driver never showed up so need you there ASAP and you want to go straight from the office, but can't because you wouldn't have enough range... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>so should you have to pay a tax based on how much carbon dioxide you breath back into the atmosphere? Should you have to document you have the trees needed to offset your breathing? Should an athlete have to pay for since the circulate more air? Externalizes are literally infinite, how can you pick and choose the ones that we should ignore and the ones we should care about?
>>994677 >Normie problems She's saying she wants some space. Exercising is not a social thing for a lot of people. A lot of people also don't see/appreciate the difference between cycling and riding a stationary bike.
Oh we have plenty of space apart. We don't live together and do our own thing through the week, spend weekends together. We basically do our own exercise separately. I hate the whole gym thing and she's hella paranoid of cagers running her over.
She's very much into gym classes like les mills(?) Etc, but wonders why she can't develop thicc legs and bootay.
With the Sukhoi SuperJet being the first Russian passenger aircraft used by the airlines of the west (in god knows how long), can we expect to see some successful competition to the Airbus-Boeing/Bombardier-Embraer duopolies?
Who is skywest and trans states going to operate the MRJ for? I'd love to know what legacy is going to give up scope out for 78 seats for the MRJ70 let alone the bigger 90 variant in today's pilot shortage environment.
I was thinking of getting rid of my front derailleur on my Specialized but have no idea what I'm doing, is it a relatively simple process?
It still has the derailleur and shifter from when my dad bought the bike for himself in 2002/3 and it's basically failing on me most of the time, I rarely use them aand ride on the middle chainring 98% of the time anyway so I'd rather switch to a single speed by basically taking off the derailleur and the outer/inner chain rings, but I was told it's complicated and I'll most likely lose my bearings allover... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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