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is he the sheldon cooper of youtube?
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Yes
you win!

get out
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What's this guy's deal?
I remember some video about replacing and adjusting brifters was pretty detailed and informative, but his review of some bar bag I was eyeing felt more like an advertisement than a genuine test. Close ups of a brand new item with him going on about all the amazing features it has.
Is he legit or a corporate plant?
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>>968285
he could very well be both, product placement shills go after real bloggers, they don't invent personas out of thin air. it's probably the same with youtube

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Redpill me on SRAMpagnolo, /n/.

I'm thinking of buying an 80–90s road bike frame and kitting it up with modern components as a summer project.

I'm thinking Campagnolo components for the more classic look and to make a change from my low-end Shimano bike (I'm not totally set on this, but they have to be silver). I seem to remember reading that almost all prebuilt wheels come with Shimano/SRAM-compatible hubs and won't work with a Campag cassette. Is that true? And if so, can I put another brand of cassette on and have everything else Campag?...
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>>967912
Fug—I meant 2×10.
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>>967912
Are you talking about vintage Campy parts, as in friction downtube shifters, or modern Campy shifters? If the former, friction shifters don't care what cassette/hub you have, they'll work fine with any 10sp cassette (but be finicky, because the distance between cogs on a 10sp cassette is very, very small.

If it's the latter, there are three options to mix Campy indexing with Shimano/SRAM hubs (actually lots of wheels are available with Campy freehubs as an option) - you can run a Shimano derailer...
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The cassette body is different for campy groups so you can't just switch over to shimano with out at the very least rebuilding your rear wheel hub, beyond that I'm not sure.
I do prefer the way Campy shifts in terms of the 2 levers.
I've also been told that Campy does some pre-stretching of their chains as part of the manufacturing that shimano doesn't?

So, it's not that campy is bad or anything but market share really brings a lot of nice value to the table and that's where shimano shines. Shimano also happens to be very good too.

Currently I have campy veloce on my bike. My next bike will be 105.

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Ex. 52.5156.
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>>968079
Pretty impressive, really. That they were able to feed so many people so efficiently with those bad boys. It's such a shame that the constant allied bombings of supplies caused many of the prisoners to starve to death.

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I'm pretty new to all the biking world and at the age of 22, I've decided to buy my first road bike. I will use it for work/school because I want to save money and at the same time have a killer cardio.

I was thinking into buying a used bike like an all aluminum Argon 18 but after spending some time at a bike shop, guys suggested buying a new one because it comes with a lifetime warranty, 15% off everything in store and fitting is also included (which would normally cost 100$). I also have a hard time choosing between a road bike or a cyclocross one. I will...
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>>967657
Do you have somewhere safe to lock it? What city do you live in? If you live in Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver I would not ride a $2000 bike to scool/work, unless you can bring it in w/ you.
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>>967661
Yes in Montreal. I can bring it inside my gym, school and work without a problem. Is bike theft that much of a deal? I mean, if you let it in broad daylight, nobody will try to steal it right?
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>>967657
>I will use it for work/school because I want to save money
Used.

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>new build
>install brakes
>see this
Please help me. Wat do?
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>>967579

You'll need a new headset with a smaller cup.
That one is unusually large, I think.

It's kind've a pain to remove and install that particular bearing surface, especially without the appropriate tools. If you have a really kickass bike shop in the area, now is the time to make their acquaintance.
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>>967583
>new headset
Fuck.

I just installed this thing. I do it ghetto style because poorfag. It has sealed bearings, perhaps that's why it's so large. Aw... shit. You sure I can't spacer this somehow? Getting the headset out is no problem. Installing crown race/headset is hell though.
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>>967588

I have no idea about anything related to ghetto-rigging a headset. Never heard of such a thing. Sorry.

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How many North American transit systems were built in the immediate post-WWII (1945-1965) era?

This is my favorite era of aesthetic design, yet it seems that this era was also the peak of car-cuckoldry, so that by the time we actually started building mass transit again, ugly post-1960s aesthetics had taken over.

tl;dr - Post mid-century modern train/transit designs, either real or concepts

>Seattle Monorail (1962)
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Washington Metro? That was the late 70's.
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>>967040
That's already past the era I'm looking for.
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I hear those things are awfully loud.

Three months until cross season. How are you preparing, /n/?
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>>966960
yep, getting my electric motor installed next week.
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Trail riding
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I just ride my bike year-round.

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FUCKING CAGERS
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>>965686
Man, fuck cagers.
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Man-fuck cagers.
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>>965686

>go for a long ride
>decide to go without a helmet for first time
>holy fuck, feel like I'm finally free
>realize in all the years I've been riding I've never been in a wreck that's involved my head
>realized that most serious wrecks would kill you regardless of helmet
>realize that most motorcyclist passing me aren't even wearing helmets
>mfw...
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>>959500
Try working as an EMT. You'll change your mind.
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>>959501
>working as an EMT
>see cyclist who got hit from behind by a drunk driver in a lifted pickup
>man, if only he was wearing his helmet, thank god I was here to see this
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>>959506
>helmet is not magic hat that makes you immortal, impervious to every conceivable scenario, add another 30 rpm to your cadence and gives you blowjobs
>helmet is worthless
fuck off

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Newcomer to /n/, I think this is the right place for boating, but I didn't see any sailing shit in the catalog.

Basically I'm about to buy a sailboat for living purposes, not racing or competition but I literally have no idea what I'm doing as far as maintenance or even taking her out. It's a small 32 footer like pic related with a tiny cabin that's just large enough for my needs, I'll post pics of the one I want as long as this thread belongs here.

Do any of you /n/iggers know anything about sailing or yachts? I'll delete this...
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>>921482
There are a few sailors around. But this is a pretty in-depth topic, and you'll want more of an understanding than just some rules of thumb and anecdotes.

It could be great fun, but I'd suggest checking out a dedicated sailing forum if you want better advice.
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>>921512

Sweet, thanks. I'll bump once to see if anyone cares.
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Zombies can't swim

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new Akrigg vidy niggers

https://vimeo.com/162816199
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It´s from 2 months ago, but still pretty gud
I like the part where 5 or 6 chris are ridig. the song is also good
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Akrigg's open letter to Euclidean spacetime, the force of gravity, and Whom It May Concern: "Lel get rekt"

What a beast.
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2trials4me

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In japan some japanese elementary school students have to wear school uniform.
Especially male students have to wear short pants uniform even winter
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wat
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>>967365
>>>/jp/
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>>967382
this is relevant. it is a train station and is japanese.

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C'mon guy, tell us what you've bought recently.
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>>967137
Just ordered some Time ATAC XC6 pedals, Shimano CX70 cantilever brakes, CX70 front derailleur, and an Ultegra 6700 rear derailleur.

Now I just need to pick up a stem, new bars, seatpost, Ultegra cassette, and some CX70 cranks if I can manage to find them for a decent price.
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I bought a coffee maker and a kitchen table set.

I don't see what this has to do with transportation at all.
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>>967147
Well coffee makers and bikes go hand in hand, just saying. What'd you get?

I'm scared ;_; does frame/component failure really happen?

Should I ditch my 20yo bike?
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>>965379
>does frame/component failure really happen?
yes

will it happen to you? probably not.
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>>965379

aluminum has a limit. eventually, all aluminum bikes will break. probably not in your lifetime

steel and carbon theoretically have no fatigue life. you can flex them over and over, and so long as it is within a certain range of safety, it will never break. you could set up a machine to lightly flex one for centuries and it shouldn't break.

aluminum, eventually it will snap

I ride aluminum frames anyways, so you can see how much I care about this fact
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>>965409
>steel and carbon theoretically have no fatigue life. you can flex them over and over, and so long as it is within a certain range of safety, it will never break. you could set up a machine to lightly flex one for centuries and it shouldn't break.
Maybe if you're putting out 50 watts on glass smooth pavement.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/frame_fatigue_test.htm

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This looks like it could actually be a lot of fun.
I just moved to Denver and have never lived in a city before.
Is this actually viable?
Any pitfalls ?
Anyone have tips for doing this effectively?
Is there an app ?
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>>965062
for public transportation just use Google maps, always stay with your bike if it's not a beater, change of clothes if you're going somewhere.

if bus coverage is good you could just use it as backup/nighttime
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>>965062
I've done it once or twice. they have it here in Atlanta, but usually it's just easier to ride anywhere that I'd take a bus since they're so slow and infrequent. They also allow us to take bikes on trains here, though, which are fast and go far, so I've done that a lot.

the bike rack thing on the bus is really well designed. really self-explanatory and stable, I was impressed.

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