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I was doing some research, and was surprised to learn how many of the small cities near me used to have their own streetcar networks prior to the 1940s.

Did streetcars make sense in smaller (under 100,000 population) cities, or was "bustitution" the right move?
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Most of these small town networks were build in a time when combustion engines were too weak to carry a meaningful amount of people, so no busses (and also few cars for the same reason).

From today's perspective there are cases of cities under 100k that due to their layout have high used corridors that streetcars work on well but in most cases streetcars don't make sense in small cities.
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>>929344
>>929324
It's true that had buses been available, there would've been no reason to put down a tram line in such small towns, at the same time, once the tram line had been built, they might as well have kept it. Bustitution made relative sense, it wasn't a terrible option in small towns, but it wasn't really necessary, it was more part of a trend away from streetcars. Just look at how some small european cities kept their tram system and managed to...
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>>929324
Are you in the Midwest?

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>Solar cycle paths are turning out as a succes

>Now the cyclepath with solar panels in Krommenie, the Netherlands, has been functioning for a year. The seventy meter long cycle track has generated energy for three households. The problem with damage of the top layer, coating, is already resolved.
There are still three places in the Netherlands, and two abroad, where a solar pavement is laid down. This need not be a bike lane, a bus lane is also possible.

'' A bus lane captures plenty of sunshine,...
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It's not like there are plenty of houses nearby, which's roofs are empty, never covered by vehicles or trees and slanted for better sun exposure.
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>>906842
>Solar cycle paths

For what purpose?
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>>906842
why the government doesn't make it a standard to have all roofs be solar I don't understand. houses and buildings cover way more surface area than roads do.

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Old thread's over 300...

My quill stem won't come loose from the top bolt, do I just need to use penetrating oil?
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You need to loosen it like halfway through then give it a good ol' hammer blow.
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>>928378
Sorry for some reason I worded that really stupid, I know that part.

The top screw the hex wrench is in won't loosen up, it's stuck.
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>>928379

Yeah try some penetrating oil then. Or get a cheat bar and push like you're delivering triplets.

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How does /n/ feel about inline skating? I want to learn how to do it. Will it look weird/dorky for a 27-year old learning to skate?
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>>930722
You sound insecure, not confident. I donĀ“t think Inline skating is for you. First change your mental state.
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>>930727
How does feeling insecure about something justifies avoiding it?
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>>930730
i think it doesnt, but you can see the point right?

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>ctrl+f
>no elevator thread

hajimemashita?
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My all time favorite https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcd16zSshI
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That beep tho
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>>930658
whatever you desire

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Tell me why I, as a rural german, shouldnt get a two-wheel tractor

>got ~5000m2 garden behind the house (1,2 acres)
>Part groomed lawn
>Part veggie patch
>Part meadows
>Got wood to saw, store and transport around the land
>Have to dig the patches every year by hand
>Mowing the meadows is a pain in the ass.

So I'm higly interested in...
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We actually have those things.

Don't get anything too old, they are cool machines but eventually what happens is the cylinder casing will crack and you'll have to replace the engine. If it's not too old you can buy a diesel engine replacement from India for very cheap and it will basically drop into the chassis and bolt right up. If you buy something antique you won't be able to do that.

Also be warned when tilling with them:
1. Keep your feet safe lol
2. They are quite strenuous on the body, it's not a walk in the park when tilling/plowing...
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>>930619
That's not a rototiller
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>>930612
Rigid Ford 9N w/ slicks

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Can someone help me compare these two bikes?
Both are same price and similar condition and age second hand.
Kona Nunu
http://2011.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=nunu

Carrera Vulcan (specs down a little in righthand column)
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/product/review-carrera-vulcan-12-45673/
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Nah, I don't really feel like doing that.
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>>930295
Cheers anon
Anyone else?
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>>930298
They're half a decade old bottom of the barrel bikes with coil spring pogostick forks and groupsets at a level below what's even up for sale today, and you say you're buying them used so whatever little difference there once were is completely dwarfed by how much wear and abuse they've seen.

They're both heaps of shit, noone cares which one is slightly less shit, and you better be trolling there, you craigslist fiend.

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>tfw wearing cycling shorts at home just hanging out on my computer and they're comfy as fuck
I'm not the only person who does this am I?

I also sometimes wear cycling shorts underneath my clothes instead of underwear, even when out away from home.
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I just bought a padded bib to wear under my clothes for long rides. On the bike it feels nice to have that extra bit of cushion. Off the bike it feels like I shit in my pants.
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>>930169
I'm not the only person who does this am I?
yes you are

why not just wear compression shorts instead?
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>>930169

Buy these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJ1IUKC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Thank me later

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Anybody have any /n/ related patches
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damn /n/obody gives a fuck
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/n/ is a slow board anon.
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>>930480

it was fast when Robin Williams off'd himself

POST YOUR APRILIA SX50 (2013-2016= PICS HERE
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Best moped in the whole world <3
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Nice bike dude! how many cc?
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My fav bike <3

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My friend is looking to spend $500 on a bike. I keep telling him to find someone on Craigslist, he insist on buying something new. He likes Diamondback.
I tell him a brand new bike for $500 is gonna have shit components, he doesnt think it will mater.

He will use this to ride like 1.5 miles to work, occasional recreational riding, and whatever else. He lives in the boonies, mostly farm roads, small towns.

I already recommend a single speed/fixie type. He does not like road bikes. He is most familar with mountain bike type.

What's a good brand new...
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bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/g29ss.htm
and buy road tires
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>>929398
Thanks.

What are the downsides to disc brakes?
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>>929402
For that usage at least, I guess they're slightly more expensive..?
The discs on that bike are pretty low end and will need more regular tuning than most. Buying some higher end discs would still be under $500 though.

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my bro bought this harley, thoughts?
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>>929084
Why?

I guess he could resell it?
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All you'll ever need to know about HD;

http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/main.htm
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>>929084
>hardly ableson
These are basically handbags for dentists, desu

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can we get a yowamushi pedal thread for the new year?

is the bd for the movie out soon?
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BUMP
U
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The Bluray came out some days ago, WHAT'S THE FUCKING HOLDUP FOR THE RIP

GODDAMN LAZY JAPANESE ENCODERS
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiJhpsK9k1M

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How are you getting back in shape to start riding bicycles again?
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>>931529
>implying I didn't ride through the ice and snow all winter
But seriously, in Springtime when nice riding weather returns, I just start increasing my mileage gradually from day-to-day and week-to-week. Every week I push my total/max length ride a little further out.
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I never stopped... I don't understand why all but the very casual cyclists are such pussies about winter riding.
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>>931529
Here it never goes below 5 C, around 10-12 C in the coldest mornings so its pretty comfy to ride.

Any advice for me which pedals i should buy for this kind of casual clipless shoe?
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Also clipless that look more likes this (with space where i can put my shoe on , otherwise it feels like my shoe is hanging in the air too much
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>>931245

M520 is dirt cheap, barely 10 bucks more than the cost of a set of SPD cleats by themselves.

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-m520-spd-pedals-48024.html

If you want something slightly heavier and that can double as a normal flat pedal in a pinch, M530 is also nice:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/shimano-a530-clipless-road-pedals/rp-prod28050
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>>931245
>Shimano Click'R pedals
It's the most hardcore casual system there is. Specificaly engineered for casual use by the most demandning of casuals.

I like the Crankbrothers mechanism. Eggbeater or Candy.

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