could a talented rider on a cyclocross bike keep up with a bunch of freds on front or full suspension 29ers? not on intense downhill courses, but on moderately technical trails?
if not, as I've heard some people say no before, what exactly is it that keeps them from being able to keep up? does the suspension allow for more weight to be carried across bumps? will mountain bikes be able to reach speeds and take falls that would destroy the frame or wheels of a cx bike? does the geometry of a cx bike prevent them from going around corners or something effectively?
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>>898039 It depends on just how poor those freds are (technical skill, physical performance, balls, etc). and the exact terrain. There are cases where a guy on a CX bike could beat another on a mountain bike, but it's unlikely to happen in the real world.
Why exactly are you asking this? If it's just a purely theoretical question then that's probably the best answer you're going to get, but if there's a deeper meaning behind the question then I can elaborate on certain points.
if the trail is rough enough to need full suspension then no probably not. If the trail is rough enough to need front suspension then unlikely. If the trail is nice enough for a cx bike then only if the cx rider is exceptionally skilled and the mtn bikers really suck.
Use the right tool for the job, would you try to hammer with a phillips head screw driver?
>>898047 well I currently just have a road bike and a comically undersized rigid 26er and I'd like to ride with my lads on trails, but I don't want to get a proper mountain bike while I do want to get a cx bike (in order to one day fred in cx)
obviously I wouldn't be able to keep up with them from day one, but I wouldn't be able to do that with a mtb either. I live in a somewhat hilly, rural area, meaning that there are decently hilly trails, but there aren't a huge amount of technical trails and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I was looking for airport videos on YouTube and came across the most unusual transport community: Lift enthusiasts!
At first I didn't quite understand why someone would film themselves riding several lifts up and down, then I checked the comments and there's a whole bunch of people commenting on the brand, speed, finishing and even the accent on the voice of the lift announcement. They're so excited about the new "Schindler 5500" as if they just saw a Concorde fly by.
What other less... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The best part about Japanese lifts is how unforgiving they are. When you press the door close button, they *immediately* close and many of them lack optical sensors so they'll munch the fuck out of your legs if you even think to try and hold them open
Also, these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjfvaDUba3c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi0u03KZlN8
A high-speed TGV train has derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg, killing at least 10 people, officials say. The crash happened during a test run in the town of Eckwersheim, on a new Paris-Strasbourg line. The train was carrying 49 railway technicians when it derailed, caught fire, and plunged into a canal. Eleven people suffered serious injuries. The derailment was due to "excessive speed", officials say. Pictures showed the locomotive partly submerged. Wreckage was also scattered in a field beside the track. Reports say the Paris-Strasbourg... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Good condition second hand handbuilt wheels from craigslist. DA hubs or something. Clinchers & front brake track. Look for decent cheaper second hand parts for the rest too, you only need a new headset/ bottom bracket/ saddle/ bar tape/ brake pads/ tires/ tubes/ possibly drivetrain. A secondhand shop/ co-op is a good place for a stem because they should be able to let you swap sizes around to find out what you want. New parts you need from wiggle/ crc/ merlin/ ribble.
It would be better to throw your pure fix frame in the trash and buy a used complete bike/ stalled... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>897722 Such a serious (public) fixation or obsession on the LZ129 disaster....Heavier-than-air passenger disasters are usually way worse than Hindenburg where 2/3 of people onboard survived...-Only about 35 people died. It's not unusual for heavier-than-air crash fatalities to be many times that..-no one walks away
I think commercial passenger airships today would have a small but very viable niche. People like to cruise, sightsee, etc.. It would fit in with passenger train and the ocean cruise type consumers. And... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Want to get a new bike So I'm currently riding a Bianchi Via Nirone 7. It's heavy as fuck and I want out. I'm looking at a few different options right now, lads >Giant TCR Advanced 2 >Giant Propel Advanced 2 >Giant Defy Advanced 2 >Specialized Diverge Comp >Cervelo R3 Disc >Trek Madone 5.9 I'm leaning toward the Giant bikes... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does anyone know of a site I can buy bike kits from? I've been wrenching at the local co-op the past year , need a challenge and assemble a bike that I can call my own. None of that pre-assembled stuff or shitty BSO tier kits.
>>897604 >To be honest I say give him a job instead of sending him to jail, whether that is a train driver or a bus driver. yea, that would be great he won't follow the simplest of rules, so let's put him in charge of the safety of a bunch of other innocent people what could possibly go wrong ......... nah, jail's good. I'd rather just lock him up 2X as long as the previous time, every new offense.
Why is Toronto Canada's subway system so fucking terrible?
Pic related is the current subway system in Toronto. There are FOUR LINES. One of them (the blue one) isn't even a subway, it's an LRT, or light rail transit, basically a smaller, slower, above ground train. And that purple one by the top, can you really even consider that a subway line? It's only 5 km long. There is currently one more LRT line under construction, but it's going to be shit when it's finished five years from now, and in the meantime, traffic on the roads in the areas... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is the purple line heavy rail transit or LRT? IMO the Canadian gov should just splurge money on the subway for a massive expansion so you won't need to keep spending a few billion here and few billion there every few years to meet the growth.
>>897397 Difficult to imagine a small wood or foam core boat sinking. Flipping over and breaking up perhaps, but not sinking. Buoyant hull materials as a saftey feature would not practically scale up to ship size though.
>>897397 No, no ship is impossible to capsize but the really massive ones are difficult to push over just by waves. The Costa Concordia has proven that even large ships can be brought down pretty easily. Theoretically if you enclosed the top half of a ship with an airtight material and added gyroscopes to the bridge, you could make a vessel immune to capsizes. Of course if the material is punctured it could sink.
I have a quick question which I'm hoping /n/ might be able to help with, no one else seems to!
What would be the best way to launch a helicopter from a modern airship? I'm trying to get "realistic" or "believable" ideas, such as side ramps/hatches or possible a top section on the airship - I don't know how modern construction methods would work with this.
Basically, I'm writing a novel set in a slightly alternate now where airships and helicopters are the norm for reasons, and if you developed a helicopter carrier, how it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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