hey /n/, this winter break my friend and I will be biking around Los Angeles. I'm from Seattle and he's from Minneapolis so we're not familiar with the area. We have three weeks. We're planning on hanging around Angeles National Park as well as Joshua Tree park. We will be there mid-December thru the beginning of January. Any advice? Suggestions regarding where to bike? Places or roads to avoid? Thanks :)
>>1021203 >Would a single speed be the best for me? If so, why? Would this benefit transportation and/or exercise?
For most riders it is personal preference. You don't need gears for small/medium hills. For a road bike, you probably won't be off roading that much, so you won't need gears. Generally I stick to the 3rd ring for flat/mild hills, 2nd ring for moderate hills, and 1st ring for very steep or off-road hills. I can do basic off roading on a single speed cruiser bike... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1021363 If you're just getting started in road cycling, I would personally recommend getting a bike with multiple gears. There's no reason you couldn't be very happy with a singlespeed for longer rides, if you lived somewhere flat, or as if the other anon said, that was your personal preference - but if you've never ridden a road bike before, having variable gears will really help you as you start building fitness and getting used to a new kind of riding.
With a $4-500 budget, I'd be looking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You think you can advertise your shitty business on 4chan for FREE? LOL, no, you have to PAY to do that here -- and we're not interested in your shitty products anyway. So how about you fuck the fuck off?
first of all, yes your new bike is gonna be stolen too. The time it takes is up to you but you should take note of these tips if you want it to last longer: >cheap bike so they don't want to steal it or so your loss isn't a big deal >Two hardened chains or U locks so your lock both wheels to the frame and both chains to a secure spot. This may cost more than the bike itself but don't go too cheap here. >be sure the padlocks aren't of a dented or tubular key. Don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>I also believe that one of the first rules of good urban design is that we must treat cars as a shameful disease to be hidden from the public view so that urban design can be centered on human beings. The presence of too many cars is deleterious to any urban environment, so having cars right in your face, parked on the curb, is the exact opposite of what we should aim for. Hide the cars away so that you can focus the environment on people, not vehicles.
If you have a bike but not a car, you are either a hipster who works at an organic food co-op or a NEET. I have a bike and a car and wouldn't want to go without either. Both do things that the other can't.
>>1019216 The idea is that we should try to shift toward cities and urban environments where one could very reasonably live with just a bike and no car, instead of resigning ourselves to being dependent on cars because "that's just how it is."
So I'm pretty new to cycling, got a Ghost road bike at REI about 3 months ago and have put around 500 miles on it since then on rides of 15-25 miles each. I've been wearing the same clothes I wear running, just normal fitting athletic clothes - shorts, short-sleeve shirt, plus a track jacket if it's cold. No tight spandex or anything like I see a lot of cyclists wear. Why should I really wear that stuff? It's more aero sure but is that just minor min-max type stuff or does it really make a noticeable difference?
The big disadvantage of a step thru is lower frame stiffness. Many of them are heavier, too. Losing the double triangle causes a lot of compromises in the structure of the bike. That's why mixtes are great. They retain the double triangle, so you get most of the advantages of a step thru but with a stiffer and lighter frame.
It's hard to find a new drop-bar mixte in the US these days (most are flat bar grip shift with IGHs), but there are lots of old Peugeot and Shogun mixtes still around. New, you can build up a Soma Buena Vista if you have a decent budget.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Tell me /n/. To what distance of travel, or location of riding is your limit for when you should wear a helmet. If I never see any cars where I ride, and I'm not in any danger of smacking my head on the pavement, do I still have to carry my helmet to class or can I live on the edge and ride with an unprotected melon?
>>1019621 On my country if you leave city/village roads, you must wear a helmet, and if you are 16 or under 16, you must wear a helmet always. I like wearing helmets, they give me fred status and makes me different to the plebs.
I have a cyclocross bike that I'm having a hard time making more practical.
Rear rack complaints: I just don't like the idea. I want to be able to see stuff. I have an Axiom rack and basket I need to return because their bullshit quick-release system is awful. Topeak rack+basket seemed okay but the disc nor non-disc version didn't fit without having to cut something. I'm paranoid about not being able to see the load. Don't like the reduced ability to swing leg over the back.
Front rack: seems nowhere near the drop-in-and-go convenience... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So some bastard stole my bike today. I'm a little mad right now.
But I'm just wondering if its even worth reporting to the police. There were no cameras at the location it was stolen from so the chance of catching the guy or getting it back seems minuscule. I'm in the UK if that makes any difference to anything.
Has anyone here managed to get a stolen bike back? Have the police ever been any help whatsoever?
Can we talk about space travel? What types of vehicles are companies currently developing and using? What are the current short and long term goals of said companies?
I'm particularly interested in seeing what SpaceX is capable of in the coming years. They successfully landed their 6th Falcon 9 1st stage last night (the 4th to land on a droneship). Their current schedule aims to launch a 'used' rocket as well as Falcon Heavy for the first time this fall, test the in-flight abort system and life support systems of Crew Dragon... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Tram lines don't usually use the railway-like traffic control technology, that's one of the main factors that make tram a tram. That means there is no real thing like trains per hour at tram line. There are only theoretical numbers that say how much trams can still go thru a line without making it congested.
>branches and merging most of the tram systems on the world work actually as a system, not several separated lines. That means there are dosens of branches and merging and junctions in every system. The most busy parts can... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1020584 >40 TPH >TPH What does this mean? Thousan Per Hour? As in thousands of pax per hour?
You have to take into account how the maximum occupation of rail vehicles is calculated. Standard calculation is four people per square meters. Many specifications will calculate way more than that, which is a Tokyo-style crush load. Picture four people on one square meter, you're already breathing down the other persons neck. More than that is just madness.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have no need for a folding bike but if I did I'd want something like that. Preferably it would be made of aluminium to bring the price and weight down and I'd use the money saved to upgrade to hydraulic brakes. I'd also get the Alfine 11 version so a seatstay split for a belt drive would be nice (if it could work with the folding mechanism).
>A man approaches a bicycle, handheld electric saw at the ready. He powers it on, starts to drill, and is shot in the face with a noxious spray that makes him vomit uncontrollably. This is the dream of the inventors of SkunkLock.
>riding bike to work >new bike feeling good >bitch doesnt look to the right before she turns when im crossing the road >hits me and fucks up my leg and my bike >"omg so sorry ill pull over hold on" >speeds off >greek stickers all over college car
>looking at the stickers and not memorizing her license plate dude I know that shock sucks and adrenaline is all up in your veins and shit but report the car model to Campus PD and maybe they can ID that slut.
>>1018719 Live by the cage, die by the cage seriously, I'll bet this chick has a parking permit at her local university and they always ask for the make, model, year, and plate number before they give those out. Do it OP, be your own hero
Am the only one that can't get this fucker aligned? My frame is straight. I start with the bottom two bolts. I can't tell if the rack is straight but with the two bottom bolts in place it is at least 1cm off center. Can't imagine I should try too hard to bend the aluminum and/or rely on the seat stays to hold it in place.
I can't imagine it should take any more than 10 minutes to perfectly install a rack. It's made of aluminum so bending it into place is not easy, probably not even safe, I have been trying anyway but it just isn't even close.
You guys can go out and wear your little magic fag hats on training rides or commutes. But if i ever catch you disrespecting the spirt and tradition of touring by wearing a fucking helmet, well just hope i don't see you on the road...
>>1017740 Tell you what, Mister Internet Tough Guy: I see anyone wearing a faggy straw hat like that on their equally faggy, filthy-casuals' flat-bar bike (most likely a 90's rigid mtb with slicks on it) I'll bump your skinny ass off the road, then we'll see how you feel about 'helmets are for fags' when you're in the ER with a concussion and/or a cracked skull.
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