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What's your excuse for not going on a ride in a hydrogen gas balloon? They have a flawless safety record. It's pretty popular in Germany.

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Because it's not a rigid airship.
To go up, drop ballast (sand)
To go down, vent hydrogen (buoyant.)
There are known events where people in these balloons stay aloft for 2/3 days in the clouds. They carry all the supplies (food, water, sleeping bags etc) and then sleep high in the sky while going with the wind currents. They map out their route perfectly by using high technology to follow the wind flow they need. The gas balloons are less than half the size of most of the hot-air balloons and don't need burners or propane tanks.

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Why aren't /n/iggers crushing the sport of cycling like they do running?
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You referring to east africans? That's kind of a freak thing due to one ethnic group that happens to have long legs and also happens to live at high altitudes, as it happens long legs isn't necessarily a huge advantage for cycling, plus running is free, a crabbon fred machine is not. But poverty is a motivator, so if you have a million bucks to spare you could probably start your very own cyclist farm in the country of Africa and recruit the race of negroid people for the finest cyclists who may or may not...
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Long legs are good for bikes so some africans could be potential cycling beasts, but I think bikes are expensive and need some infraestructure, so white people have that advantage. I think there is an newish african team that promotes cycling on Africa, I have seen them last year in the vuelta and Tour?.

The same thing happens with south america, but at least they are starting to get better and many good riders come from there, being small and surrounded by mountains makes great climbers.
Because they are too poor for a bike, even a shitbike to train on with and their streets are ruined like Dresden

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Just about to get clipless pedals
How much am I going to fall?
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A couple times, but then you'll get it.

Why not take a ride, or practice against a couch or something, just clipping and unclipping?
Spur of the moment I did my first clipless ride borrowing a friend's setup at a mtb trailhead and didn't fall once. Riders better than me have fallen multiple times their first time riding on pavement.
Set the tension low and practice clipping in and out at a stop.
Really though just don't overthink it and go for a ride
I didn't fall a single time in almost two years of clipless, just sometimes I fucked up when starting riding after stopping at a traffic light but basically because cars get me nervous when they are behind me. Weeks ago I started to pedal with a single leg, and It works to get started after stopping at a traffic light.

On urban roads with stops and stuff, be sure to use smaller speeds, some of the close calls were because I was on big ring/small cog and did not pull enough to make a fluid movement.

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This board has ruined me


>I've literally never seen a bigger downtube

I lost it
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I've had a De Rosa Merak frame and its downtube was pretty huge, gladly i sold it
hahaha downtube
>its called a protoss
>picture says stratos
>you must construct additional pylons

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Longboard skateboard general, post pics of boards you have/want and what your commute is with it.

Pic related, commute about 20 minutes a day around campus with it.
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Fuck off hippie
This is mine, only about 2 weeks old, cost me a pretty penny, pretty good for getting around Ottawa.
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and of course I forget the file

Look what I just spotted from my backyard
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Looks fast.
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The Schwalbe Professional bike tires blimp has a flawless safety record
Since I live in south Florida, I get to see a blimp multiple times every winter, usually. They're kinda like birds and old people, they all come south for the winter.
I've also seen the Zeppelin NT.

any canada bros think they can hook me up with some undervalued gems? I'm on a bit of a budget but want to get into cycling. I've visited many bike shops in montreal but most vendors keep redirecting me to the thousand dollar bikes. Looking for a road bike for 2/3/400 dollars max, can anyone guide me to somewhere where i can find a deal like this?
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I'm from montreal south shore. I found my bike on kijiji. Plenty of good deals if you look
>400 Trudeau dollars

How much is that in real money?
Three feminisms and a twitter post

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What bottom bracket standard is best and why is it 68 iso square taper?

Specifically for commuting and touring, widely available and widely available cranks.

Why do people use other "standards"? Why does the industry come out with so many other "standards" ?
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The Hollowtech II style.

Easy to work on with no crank puller required, and if you replace the tension bolt (or get cranks with a hex bolt) then you only need some allen keys to remove them. Wider and larger outboard bearings for strength and longevity. Quite a lot of component options due to being compatible with most other 24mm axle 2 piece cranks and bottom brackets. And lastly, the one thing I hate most about square taper, there's no need to worry about getting the right axle length.
This tbqhfam
With bsa68 threading of course
I agree. There's also no risk of the BB coming unscrewed on its own.

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where's a good place in the U.S, Pennsylvania to get an oil change for a good price?

is pepboys or any other chain stores reasonably priced? how much? i've got a 2004 hyundai elantra with 70,500 miles on it and last time i got the oil changed was at 65,000 and i think it needs an oil change.
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Philadelphia to be exact

Thanks I was trying to find the board..transportation seemed appropriate enough

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How do I stop myself from getting neck and arm pain while endurance biking?

I just biked 50 miles and I feel like shit
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Stop using shitty memes and stop slouching over your bike like you are right now dwelling in a basement on a computer and sit up straight.
Keep doing long rides that make your neck and arms hurt and your body will adapt and stop hurting. It takes time just like building endurance in any other muscle.
Get a professional fit at your local bike shop.

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Anyone try the Shinola Arrow yet? I know it's got the Pista pedigree but unsure about the price point. I'll also only use it in Detroit, which is relatively flat
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you don't know shit from Shinola
You'll own it for five minutes
I can guarantee nobody on /n/ will ever try a shinola bike, let alone a cantilevered step through frame.
barely any better than a linus or a jamis at half or a third the price.

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How do you feel about this massive underground high-speed rail station being built in Suseo, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea?
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I feel nothing
>Oh wait they're still catching up sorta

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I've been frequenting /n/ and after exploring nearby trains and train hotels, I've decided I want to buy a train. I currently live in an apartment but I just inherited $40,000 and I want to buy a piece of property for starters and then a good entry level tank engine. I'm going to build a plated loop or maybe infinity symbol for starters but want to continue building tracks later in life. What is a good cheap and hardy train?
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Not sure 40k is going to cut it, sorry to say m8.
Best you could probably do is a small acreage in the boonies and have a bit of miniature ride on railway.

Also you don't need to bump anywhere near that often, /n/ is one of the slowest boards. Try once every few days or even a week.
Build your own hyperloop.

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How do you protect yourself against fucking cagers? I don't want to die to some self-entitled oblivious retard who's never stepped a foot outside their motor vehicle in their entire lives.
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I ride safe. Where I live, there's lots of old people riding those huge ass tricycles, at snail's pace, taking half the lane, and I don't think I've ever heard of one of them getting on an accident. That's because almost every cyclist-related accident has something to do with the cyclist being reckless, swerving around, running red lights, etc. As long as you keep your line and don't break the law, nothing will happen.
Is this guy riding on some weird freeway/public road interchange? The car that goes right looks like it's entering a freeway. The trucker clearly was in the right spur that the car was taking but decided to go straight. What do we know about truckers, boys and girls? That's right; they are usually hopped up on some form of speed because they choose to overwork themselves. Lack of sleep, apathy for being on the road every waking minute of their lives and substance abuse tends to kill people around them.
You don't ride like a fucking retard. Those guys were on a highway, you don't bike on a highway, period. Why? Because there's no space for biking, and it's not even enjoyable, you're gonna have a bad time. Just fucking don't.

Other than riding in the wrong roads, the only real concerning area for bikers is big cities, so follow these simple steps

>always respect the law as if you were on a motorbike. No light running. No wrong ways in.
>do take shortcuts if its viable to...
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So I'm looking to combine my /n/ and /out/ hobbies this summer, and I saw this baby while browsing around.

I was wondering if anybody had any experience with this, or something like this. Any sort of sleeping camper to attach to a bike.

Wilderness biking general, I guess?
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Don't make it complicated with a carry wagon, just load up a touring bike and head out.
I can't imagine that thing or anything like it riding well at all. Especially if you went off-road even a little, I bet that thing would eat shit in an instant.

Don't have any personal experience, though, so I guess you can always test-ride one if you're dead set on it. Just make sure you really test it and feel it out thoroughly, not just a quick spin.
Depending on where you go /out/ you could get by with a tarp or a one or two man tent. If your bike of choice doesn't have a place to attach a rack you could do Revelate style and/or frame bag.

What, exactly, are you considering?

Where do you live?

Do you have a bike already or are you thinking about getting something just for this?

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