I'm really stuck on the idea of my next car will be the cargo version of a Transit Connect so I can just walk my bike into the back without taking the front wheel off. Not sure if the short wheelbase one would be long enough or if I should go with the extended.
>>1013867 Got the oral portion of my initial CFI done, and letter of discontinuance because weather got bad. So this is living in limbo... oral went well, but I'm exhausted so it's probably good I get to start fresh tomorrow morning.
>>1013406 >>1013411 A bus can have a ROW just like a tram could. Their main advantage is CAPACITY, since modern tram systems (Portland is one of the exceptions) allow capacities far larger than any bus ever could. Here in Barcelona our 2nd gen tram system allows for 60m long trams, which would carry over 400 passengers per unit. For a comparison, a double articulated bus can carry about 180, and will have many problems navigating tight corners. There's currently a project... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My dad keeps pressuring me to learn how to drive but I really don't want to.
I don't even know why, but I look down on people that drive cars. It's something that has been embedded into my subconscious and I can't get rid of it anymore. It has gotten to the point where I think it is ethically and morally wrong to drive a car.
Am I wrong to think this way? I have walked and used the train my entire life. I'm thinking about building a bike rather than buying one. This won't be for a couple years down the line since I am in college... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1026932 It's better to know how to, and be licensed to legally operate a motor vehicle than to be unable. You can have a license but not own a car. Assuming you live in the United States, there are circumstances in which being able to carry the kind of cargo or passengers a car is capable of containing matters. Medical emergencies, for example, taking a friend to the airport, or ever being somewhere outside of a city for more than a day, are simplified tremendously when you have the options a motor vehicle affords you.
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>>1026932 Nah, you should definitely buy a complete bike to start out on.
Putting a bike together from parts is only cheaper if you already have all the necessary tools, knowledge that will keep you from making costly mistakes, and can source parts inexpensively. The retail price of parts plus the retail price of a frame always adds up to more than the retail price of a complete bike, and that's before you factor in the time and labor involved.
>go at 5 am flat (webm related) >drink lots of nespresso with milk before going out >it's 3°c >strong winds make it 10x worse >pitch black trails that can't be even lit with my 900 lumen light >climb to 400m elevation >due to extreme cold and pushing myself hard my body pancakes and launches an anal evacuation >shart... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Questions? yes? >how good/bad of a bike is this? depends on your usage >is it worth the investment to fix? depends on what you need to "fix", because changing a tyre isn't a fix, its something you HAVE to do nonetheless >And what should I know/look for as a novice? depends on what you are going to do with your bike, because why would you want to know abuot MTB or Roadbikestuff if you never do Mountainbiking nor Roadbiking? Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Generally a rucksack because its only five miles, and I had two road bikes neither of which had eyelets of any kind. However I just bought pic related for winter which has rack mounts, so will likely buy a rack and one or two sturdy Pannier bags.
As an aside, I'm hoping to use this for a couple one or two night tours as well, does anybody have any experience using a loaded non-touring soecified set up for short trips?
I'll Likely have no more than 8 or 9kilos of stuff on board and I weigh c. 73Kg. I'll most likely be travelling on quiet roads and gravel tracks...what do you think would fail first? I'll be replacing the adjustable stem with a rigid one, the frame is 7005 alu with steel fork. Sorry for slight thread hijack but I like the idea of touring yet have little knowledge of it.
where my lads at riding anything smaller than 700c? although that size is more or less indisputably the best for road racing, I've already got a race bike and would like something a little more nimble for urban use
the most common sizes are pretty much the largest, after 700c it's 650b which you'll see on touring bikes and smaller frame sizes. 650c/26" is pretty much reserved for really small women's bikes and, again, touring bikes. 24" is only for kid's roads bikes, and 20" is for... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>983099 there are some arguments that 650b or 650c is more aerodynamic than 700c, but 700c requires the least power to roll over long distances (relative to 650c/b at least), and because bicycle racing is historically done in a peloton over long distances, 700c became the standard
does nobody here really ride anything other than 700c?
>>1026805 start here: -take out flatted tube, try to inflateto get location relative to stem -check for fraying on inner part of tire -check for worn rim tape, also check if it's moved off spoke nipple end. Look 4 sharp protrusions on inside of rim
How does one recover from PTSD of boomers with shit eating grin passing you on their brand new e-bikes? It's steep as shit climb and they don't even bother shifting to low gear. One can hear the motor suffering.
I hope they run out of juice and die of sudden hearth attack when they actually have to pedal FUCK
Since I don't know wtf Measure M is: >Measure M would raise the county sales tax by a half-penny, generating an estimated $120 billion over four decades for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build new highway projects and expand bus and rail lines, including boring twin rail tunnels through the Sepulveda Pass.
>The rail system would expand to Pacoima, Claremont, Westwood, Torrance and Artesia. The tax also would fully or partly fund 10 highway projects, such as an extension of the freeway on State... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1025428 For those of you who don't know, the Sepulveda Pass is one of the worst bottlenecks in the world that connects the San Fernando Valley to the LA Basin. A tunnel with rail lines would be a real game changer.
i've really been into bike racing and shit for the last few months. my current bike is a hybrid, trek 7.3. i don't have the money to get a road bike as i just got this one before i knew the fucking difference between a hybrid and road. how can i make the most out of this bike without spending too much money?
>>1022180 >i've really been into bike racing and shit for the last few months Unless you're not in the U.S. and the rules are different where you are, you're not 'into bike racing' for any sort of official, USA Cycling-sanctioned races, because the rules state you must have drop bars, no flat bar bikes allowed, it must be group riding events or gran fondos or other non-racing events.
What you'll have to do to make this actual road-race ready: o Change the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
when doing extreme high alpha manouvers the rudder can get a lot of turbulent flow from the front of the wind, loosing some control, the stabilizers on the bottom dont have that problem. im not sure if this is the case for this paricular aicraft but for some it is.
It seems that while in theory they are good because they can shift while stationary,are more weatherproof than a derailleur system with exposed chain and cogs and maybe some other things. I hear only things about skipping,grinding noises,fucked up hubs and other problems I don't know if hub gears are actually good.
Of course there's A LOT of different models from different manufacturers.
Are there any bad ones or good ones?
I'm looking at a bike with pic related.An alfine 8(but possibly and Alfine... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've heard some bad stuff about belt drives on geared hubs due to debris and snow getting between the belt / cogs. I'd stick with a chain if I got one.
Alfine 8 seems to be pretty solid, though big jumps between gears. I've heard of people blowing up Alfine 11 hubs, though that seems to be mostly due to exceeding the recommended ratios trying to get extra low end for mtb / fat biking.
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