What are bicycles? Genuinely. In my country we call cyclist turners because they turn the pedal over and over to make them move in more.
Anyway I have a question...if I have stem that is negative what does it mean. I biught a bicycle from craigslist and it says negative stem. Hopefully it means fast, I just want be like lance armstreng when he goes quickly on the turner.
>>1017655 >for your city traffic bike infrastructure costs a lot of money, and barely reduces traffic. Whenever a city sees a rise in bikes it also sees a decrease in pedestrians. Extremely few people will stop driving their car to start riding a bike, however it's a proven fact that improving public transit, preferrably coupled to reduced road space, DOES help reduce traffic, and people WILL stop driving cars to use public transit. If you wear a suit and tie and it's 90 degrees outside... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I tried posting in a few threads but no1 is noticing me.
I'm getting a new bike and tossed between: >Giant Propel Advanced Pro 1 (pic related) >Felt AR3
There's a local bike shop that wants to sell me the AR3 for 3000 bucks (1000 cheaper than the retail price) so it's like 800 cheaper than the giant (unless giant make me a deal too) but the giant has more proper aero wheels.
halp, also if you want to recommend something different, Im looking for something that can be a general... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm in no way a pro rider or anything, my bike's a trek 2300 with some carbon tubes in there. It's pretty old I got it second hand for like 300 bucks and used it for a few years. There's the option of upgrading it but I'd have to change my chain-ring (it's skipping) and probably the drive-train bearings.
>>1017319 The reason I've been wanting to change it is that it generally feels stiffer, feels like it has built up some resistance since I've bought it, maybe it's cause I'm not maintaining it properly. Here's a pic of current bike.
This is a minidocu about some guy building his dream bike, traveling around the world to every company he buys a component from. Pretty comfy, and the final result is great, pretty much the same bike I'd build myself.
>>1019657 A backpack is okay if you're carrying very small amounts of stuff or going very short distances - otherwise a rack (preferably with panniers) is superior because a backpack will cause you to sweat more.
What are the organizational challenges in founding a new commuter passenger railroad in the US?
By this I mean other than finding the right route to establish. Everything else is fair game, from hammering out track leases and buying rights of way, rights to use stations, dealing with local governments, state and federal EPA problems, labor issues, equipment issues, and other problems your average railfan or attorney would not think of.
Let's assume Amtrak isn't a problem. This question is about regional passenger service, such as for commuters.
What I'm curious about is what the organizational nuts and bolts are with respect to things like how the railroads are incorporated, how their insurance coverage works and overlaps, regulatory issues involved in establishing passenger service, dealing with other railroads (i.e., rail leases and how they share lines in an efficient and safe way).
Like as an example, let's say you are looking to establish rail service from an outlying... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
People who just got rekt are usually terrible at prioritizing, and want to believe things aren't that serious. You need to tell them to fucking focus one way or another or you risk letting them retard around and make their injuries worse.
hey /n/, just wondering if anyone has read this book? it sheds a lot of light of some of the unintuitive realities of transport. some highlights:
>After he had crunched the data, the numbers revealed an interesting set of patterns. The farther he rode from the edge of the road, the less space cars gave him. When he wore a helmet, vehicles tended to pass closer than when he did not wear a helmet. Passing drivers may have read the helmet as a sign that there was less risk for the cyclist if they hit him. Or perhaps the helmet dehumanized the rider. Or—and more likely, according to Walker —drivers read the helmet as a symbol of a more capable and predictable cyclist, one less likely to veer into their path. In either case, the helmet changed the behavior of passing drivers.
>Walker presented subjects (again, qualified drivers in a lab) with photographs of a brightly clad bicyclist in a number of different traffic situations in a typical English village. Using a computer, the subjects were asked to “stop” or “go” depending on what they thought the cyclist was going to do at various intersections. Cyclists were shown making a proper turn signal with the arm, giving a glance or a look over the shoulder, or not signaling at all. Results were tallied on the number of “good outcomes” (when the driver made the right... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1019529 If an oncoming car is turning left I absolutely will not signal if I am turning right down the same road. Drivers seem to see the signal and think "bike slow I can make my turn in time". Its just an invitation to get cut off.
I've also noticed if there is a right turning car on a road I'm turning right onto, 95% of the time if I give them a courtesy signal to let them know they can pull out, they won't.
One thing I think would be great for getting drivers to pass safely are those... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1019536 >i absolutely will not signal if i am turning right I do this, but all in all cases for right turns There seriously is no reason to signal a right turn, if there is a car next to you they take that to mean they can turn right with you an inch away from you, and if there is a car turning left you're fucked if you signal
>>1019148 Any bicycle you see with a car manufacture's name on it is a piece of trash designed to attract purchases on brand recognition alone from people who have more money than they know what to do with.
Just get a Garmin 520. Set up your Garmin connect profile, and link your Strava account to it. Then download the Garmin Connect app and Strava app on your smartphone and link the Garmin 520 by Bluetooth to your phone with the Garmin connect app running in the background. After you're done your ride, your Garmin 520 can save and auto upload your ride to Garmin connect & Strava through your phone. If you get anything below the Garmin 510, 520, 810, 820, 1000, you'll have to manually plug your cycling computer into a computer to manually upload.
I'm looking to get a gravel bike for road and gravel/trail use. I already have a road bike but no mountain bike, and I want this bike to be comfy and durable. these two bikes look like the best value for money and componentry/tire clearance so far: http://www.americasbikecompany.com/2016-GT-Grade-Alloy-X-Road-Bike-p/gt-2016-grade-alloy-x.htm
>>999908 >I'm looking to get a gravel bike for road and gravel/trail use. I already have a road bike but no mountain bike, and I want this bike to be comfy and durable. these two bikes look like the best value for money and componentry/tire clearance so far:
Do you need speed or you just want comfy? Because I would go with a touring bike if comfy was the goal. This one comes with a Brooks B17 meme at $1,300
/n/'s virtual divegrass team is taking the pitch again in the next Autumn Babby Cup. We're up in group /c/ against /pol/, /h/ and /lit/. Advancement means a spot in the first elite championship of 2017.
We have two managers now, so hopefully the extra time and effort in to preparing for this cup should give /n/ one of their best runs ever.
Schedule is as follows: >/n/ vs /pol/ - Friday 28th, 3:30 EST >/n/ vs /h/ - Sunday 30th, 3;30 EST >/n vs... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Our political campaigns would be vastly improved if they were always done by bicycle.
Johnson is a pretty cool guy, I would vote for him except >“Those Libertarians, man, I just can’t trust them,” Cliver said. “They just put too much trust in the free market.” is exactly how I feel too.
>lets give people private property spooks, but they can only have the same amount of capital and cant accumulate capital, but we do this without the regulation of the state
It's just as meme utopian as ancap and ancom.
There's no reason to not just be a socialist unless you fell for the socialism means centrally planned economy meme. Mutualism isn't some form of miracle synthesis of capitalism and communism. It's just socialism... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
5 years ago when I started "cycling" I just went clueless to my local decathlon store and got a rigid decathlon bike that cost me about 110€ (something like pic) I rode that thing hard and everywhere without much of an issue. It came with the very very basic shimano transmission and hi tensile frame, it was properly assembled and had a 1 month free tune up warranty. Recently I started hearing a lot about BSO's and their "dangers" so my question is what really defines a BSO from just a cheap bike? From my experience sporting stores like decathlon actually... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1017452 Cost is irrelevant, the quality is what matters.
A BSO is of such low quality that it isn't fit for purpose, that is it will break in some way after an unreasonable length of time or just be downright dangerous to ride. Performance could also be a factor, whilst a BSO may have a drivetrain that rolls and changes gear, a suspension fork that moves, or brakes that eventualyl stop the bike it may do so very poorly.
>>1018801 >99% of all people will never know what it feels like to drift a sporty car, /n/fags or not.
FWIW I hate driving in cities and when cities are planned around cars, and greatly prefer bikes for my everyday transport, but I actually really enjoy long road trips and driving a car fast on windy mountain roads.
The act of a bird or plane propelling itself through air is called flying, and the act of moving down the street in a car is driving, so what is it called when submarines move through water? Can't be swimming right? Come to think of it what is a boat doing when it moves across the surface of the water? Boating? Do boats boat?
>>1018639 Oh shit, then what the fuck does a car do? Why do we say we're driving a car when really we're riding in it and the engine drives it, but we say riding a bike when we're actually driving the bike by peddling.
>not sure if trollthread It's a penny-farthing, popular from the early 1870s through the early 1890s. They were invented before the roller chain (~1880), so the large driving wheel was necessary to achieve higher speeds.
Recently became active on board and noticed a lack of repair info being shared. I'm considering a shimergo mod on my CX bike since my Chorus 10-speed (picture related, such a beauty) is a little worn out. I have no idea how that would work, and I want to be enlightened. Feel free to post your own questions and anwers on bicycle repair (and to answer mine :DDD)
I have a steel frame with a more than slightly bent rear triangle looked it up online already and got the tools, only thing that's holding me back from setting it straight right now is no access to a vise for the time being since a repair stand won't do it for this job
hi /n/ i want to start bike racing but i am wondering what are the fastest colors? i think red+white+black is the fastest but i am wondering what are your suggestions? i want to make sure i have the fastest colors so i can win. thanks.
>>1010023 They're both proper road bikes, Anon. ;_;
But the flatbar one has full fenders and is equipped for wet weather riding. The other isn't, and has HED hubs that aren't really water proof. Plus the flatbar bike is great for just cruising around the city and taking in the sights with a more relaxed riding position. Plus it's heavy so good for muscle building during the Winter.
Ultimately, though, it's the bike that made me fall in love with cycling and had it before I ""upgraded""... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>991680 Well, right away they take up a metric fuckton of space for a tiny cargo load. The Hindenburg carried about 100 passengers and crew at max, while a 737 a tenth of its size can carry the same amount. They're also very slow, and helium is expensive as hell.
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