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I could never wrap my mind about the fact that small, portable, lightweight parachutes aren't as common on airplanes as lifejackets are on boats and ships.

And no, don't give me that ''too expensive'' bulllshit. Are you saying that a one time 1000$ investment is not worth your life lmao. Even having a cloth ww1-era parachute is still better then falling to death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w11rfR-LYM
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Build it yourself and sell it, become a millionaire(lol)
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What use would you have for a parachute on typical commercial airliner?
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Because unless:

>you know how to use a parachute
>the airplane breaks up
>you manage to stay concious/uninjured during said breakup
>you land in non-hazardous terrain

You're going to die.

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Would /n/ consider this a good starting bike?
it's on 'sale' and you can change some of the stock components

I've been looking at the Canyon Endurance AL 5.0 with Tiagra Groupset which is £700+50 shipping and waiting list https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road/endurace/endurace-al-5-0.html

SRAM Rival 11 Groupset
Vision Team 35 Wheelset
San Marco Saddle
FSA Omega Handlebar (optional) because it's 38cm

All For £650, So whats the better bike? http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXRT58ALRIV22/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-sram-rival-11-road-bike

pic...
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>>977591
>Would /n/ consider this a good starting bike?
It's more than a good bike. It's an excellent bike with a component level that even picky and experienced riders would do very well with.
The Canyon is better looking and a pro brand, the PX is much better speced and cheaper. Pick your poison.
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>>977593
i do like the look of the canyon but for my budget the px sounds too good to be true.

the canyon has a 2 month waiting list too. the 6.0 which i wanted for the 105 Groupset is 800+shipping so i might just go for the px
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>>977627
For what? Question answered.

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Post cool and exciting boats
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>>977538
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nice boat.

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So, I bought this bike 6 years ago. It's a Specialized Sirrus (2010). It's in a very good condition since I've hardly used it.

What do you guys think I should upgrade? Any comments? Remarks?

I'm not very fond of the handlebar, because it doesn't allow for a comfortable position when I'm just cruising around. I thought about buying a handlebar like the ones that sit on old classic bicycles. You know, the ones where the handles are positioned towards you. But a handlebar like that doesn't seem to fit a bike like this, so I don't really know what to do.

Should I just buy a new bike?
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You could put the seat lower and ride it less. Maybe start a few more threads about it. A kickstand could be pretty handy as well.
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>I've hardly used it.
>What do you guys think I should upgrade?
GTFO
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>>977400
Thanks for the advice. Do you have any for the handlebar situation?
>>977403
Well, all parts on stock bikes aren't equal, or am I wrong? The reason I purchased it 6 years ago was because I was gonna use it for exercise, but then I switched to other means of attaining said exercise. It has been parked in the garage ever since (with the exception of a few tours).

It's summer.

Here you go bikefags.

Here's a ride along the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9u0jusU2nQ
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Bro, you're either brave or full of patience riding there.
NO ONE pays attention to those lanes on the boardwalk until something happens, or just nearly happens.

Not only do you have familes with excited kids and strollers, you have all these fucking bennies from Philly who're used to walking around the city where people come first, not cars.

Off season, or very early maybe. (Always wanted to try that.) But God damn.
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>>977697
Did you watch the video? Dude was going leisurely as fuck.
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>>977706
Yeah, I noticed after I posted that it was pre-season.
Still, craziest peds there. At least there's no fucking TRAM CAR PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!, though

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Oh look /n/ I'm almost home!
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Aw shit there's more
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Not more? Oh god
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oh christ why

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Please redpill me on butterfly trekking touring euro bars

Are these basically useless if you aren't mounting a million gadgets to your bike like a sperg?

I mean, an MTB bar with long bar ends gives you basically all the positions and none of the autism am I right?
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>>976610
I have that same bell
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heard they were the rage in germany. though strapping a million gadgets seems to nullify the entire point, i.e., a dozen "hand positions."
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what are those things that look like sci fi grenades

Hey /n/, just passing by.

How do you wear a helmet without it fucking up your hair? I want to ride my bike to work but my hair always ends up looking like pic related.
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Being bald helps.
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>>976533
I tried that once in high school (with a really short haircut), but it just made me look like a neo-nazi.
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>>976533
helmetfags confirmed for baldies
no wonder they hate on people with full heads of hair who don't have to cover their shame

Just chilling at the control tower.
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>tower
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>>975123
czech rep?
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>>975154

>control

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I am 5'8
I want all aluminum
Has to have 50/34 gear ratio
Durable
Can hold it's own in amateur club racing
Montreal area
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>>>/n/bbg
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>>974998
No
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>>975008

fuck off m8

>Good situational awareness/Good Bike handling skills - No need for a helmet unless you race or group ride.


>ADD/Poor motor skills - Please use a foam hat at all times. Even when youre taking a shit or mowing the lawn.

It's that simple, folks.
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>>974663

No amount of situational awareness will help you when you're at a entering a blind intersection and a driver decides to blast by a stop sign or when someone decides to open their doors while you're going 20+ mph. :')
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>>974722
Neither will any foam hat.
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>>974724
Prove it.

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What do you guys think of the trek 1.2? I come from a stunt biking backround but stopped doing that due to the risk involved. But I miss cycling in general and would like to go fast and maybe do a race or two.

Would the trek 1.2 suffice? I don't have tons of money to spend right now.

Or should I just get a used road bike that was more $ when new but has depreciated.

Thanks
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>>970547
It's shit.
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>>970551
Dam
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It's a perfectly good entry level road bike.

I have a 3 y o carbon road bike. I found out about how carbon forks fail suddenly. Now I'm paranoid about this happening. I don't want to be paralysed from the neck down. Thinking of saving up and just getting a brand new bike, not sure if I can trust 3 year old carbon...

What are your thoughts /n/? Have you ever had any carbon fail, if so which component was it and at what age?
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>>970512
I'm riding 10 year old carbon. Calm your fears, I have more than enough for the pair of us.
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Ok this may not apply completely for you but my bike frame+fork is 4 or 5 months old with 6k miles, and 5+ crit crashes (30+mph and one at 38mph) a couple RR crashes and a couple drops (sliding off a fucking wall or some shit from the wind) + getting rear ended on a group ride by a buddy. It's completely fine. The shit is sturdy as fuck, trust me.


You're probably much more likely to die trying to hop a curb than from your carbon bike failing without it being wrecked badly first.
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I had an old crabbon MTB fail when the metal part corroded off because I had been riding it in the salt and snow several winters in a row, but I saw it coming weeks before it happened so it was no surprise

I would have serious reservations about buying a used crabbon, but new? Not worried at all, but then, I'm not a hamplanet and I don't make a habit of crashing

Can someone explain the "bring a 6 pack of beer and the mechanic will suck your dick meme"?

I don't understand. If the beer is worth less than the fee, why would the mechanic work for a 6-pack of beer? If you pay the fee, why would you need a 6-pack of beer on top of that to make sure the mechanic does a good job? Further more why would I want a drunk person working on my bike or telling me about bikes?
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>>968904
iunno but one time the shop said not to charge me and the shop girl was a megaqt and I wasn't sure if she was hitting on me or what so I never went back there because I'd probably propose marriage to her and she would laugh at me and say not in a million years

on the bright side it motivated me to spend like $400 on tools and a workstand and stuff, so that I never have to show my face in there again and humiliate myself in front of my future wife
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>Can someone explain the "bring a 6 pack of beer and the mechanic will suck your dick meme"?
Because getting a six pack is fucking nice?

>If the beer is worth less than the fee, why would the mechanic work for a 6-pack of beer?
He likely wouldn't.

>If you pay the fee, why would you need a 6-pack of beer on top of that to make sure the mechanic does a good job?
You shouldn't NEED to, but it can't hurt.

>Further...
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>>968912
So basically you're a special snowflake that couldn't get a real job, and you think you deserve special treatment because you wanted a "fun" job, and your days consists of complaining about bike mechanic problems instead of real problems. Got it.

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Who goes first?
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Road cyclist>folding bike rider>recumbent>fixie faggot>smelly hairy mtbikers
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>4 way stop

how did america fuck up intersections so badly?
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>>968264
according to the signs they all have to stop until the other guys are done stopping

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