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What do you think of when you see this map?
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Flying spaghetti monster?
They're supposed to be building something called the Cotton Belt line from Ft. Worth to the Airport.

I'm interested in the progress of that.
I like them alot. It should be a model for light rail systems across the country. Even though it's kind of like the BART of light rail, they built it very well.

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hey guys I normally browse /mu/ but my friend told me some guys here would be interested in freight hopping and shit so yeah if you guys have any questions about it ive hopped for a couple of years and its been crazy.

pic is some autistic foamer i was considering mugging in new hampshire i think
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So you're a hobo?
No he's a hipster. You didn't catch that?
fuck off lel I wouldnt consider myself a hobo or a hipster. I live in an anarchist squat housing so i'm not homeless and I'm no hipster since hipsters listen to that shit like bon iver and drink expensive coffee while crusties listen to the same drum beat over and over while drinking cheap 40s

anyways funny foamer story
when I was hopping out on some slow part of the CSX line to Boston (i wanna say it was holyoke or worcester) I hopped out...
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THE GREAT DEBATE: To helmet or not to helmet?


I ALWAYS wear a helmet, no exceptions. I also believe that people that don't wear helmets are idiots. However, I recognize that it is someone's right to make their own decisions, and I have no desire or intent to force my personal values on other people (however, I would encourage my friends to wear helmets because I care about them).
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I match my safety gear to the relative risk of the activity. For road group rides or mountain biking I always wear a helmet, when casually riding to the grocery store (going fairly slowly on quiet streets) I don't.
>going fairly slowly on quiet street

Don't mean shit.
You're skull can still crack from a low speed fall on pavement.
Why don't people understand that the brain is fragile?

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What will ships look like 100 years from now?

Also posting an aesthetic vehicle cargo ship
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>posting an aesthetic vehicle cargo ship
That would be this.
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Glidersubs.,, runs on boyancy, fill tank>go down/forward 50 miles,, empty tank> up/forward 50 miles., basks in the sun to recharge,, goes under the ice,, under the pirates,, under the tariffs.
,, fuel? ,,,, we dont need nostinking FUEL!
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oil tankers (eeEECHY!(), dont need to be presurized,, just a small balastank to offset the seawaters heavyness for the return trip.
,,HURICANE!!,,, yawn.

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Lets just do one more. Anime is over, OST still isnt uploaded, and manga is taking forever to being scanlated
Anime was so good too
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fekkin rip
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Hey at least weird non-canon movie is on the horizon
I downloaded the first few episodes back when they first aired.
I never watched or read any of it though, I really need to.

manga or anime first?

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Is Titanium superior to steel and aluminium in every way?

How does it rack up to carbon? I've never ridden a titanium bicycle but I'm thinking about getting a custom titanium bicycle as my next bike.

It sounds like the return on investment is extraordinary, it's hard to damage, doesn't corrode, lasts a lifetime, lightweight, durable etc.
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>last a lifetime
titanium frames last 5 years max before they give out
[citation needed]
>my second hand opinion is a fact!

I make aviation comics.
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Hey /n/ - I was hoping I could get some advice from you all on something.

I ride a decently entry to mid-level road bike - think late 2000s, half-carbon, Tiagra/105 level components. Bought it used from a friend for $250.

Today I'm riding to meet someone at their house, and I leave the bike on its side in the driveway. A few minutes later there's a loud crunching noise - a big utility truck, also coming to the same house - ran over my bike. The back wheel is clearly fucked, tacoed with spokes everywhere. The guy is pretty apologetic about it, say's...
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God damn you faggot, this all could've been avoided if you didn't park in the sidewalk. But I digress don't fuck the guy for a little mistake in sure you can find a nice bike again for a neat price but at the same time you shouldn't just let him off the hook. Maybe you guys can compromise? I don't even know if this post will help I'm high asf love you op
Shoulda just taken it to gool ol' fashioned barterin' and said "Alright, just give me $800 and we'll call it good"
you should have gotten the cops involved right from the get go because now its your word vs theirs and they might just say fuck you.

$1100 really isnt that much even to us blue collar guys. Don't go thinking just because someone is blue collar that they are poor, some of us are making $200k/year... then again he could only be making 30-40k.

stop putting your stuff in stupid places

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>look pedals fall apart
>decide to upgrade to speedplays
>working in bike bike shop
>install pedals and cleats
>can't get them to clip in, find out I screwed the cleat in too tight
>loosen the cleat up
>still can't get them in
>ask the shop owner what's wrong
>he has me sit on the...
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>Enjoy reliable shimano superiority for the rest of your life
I'm already having terrible fucking buyer's remorse but I got a ridiculous deal on them and while I'm sure the owner would let me return them I don't want to deal with that
Were they already broken in?

These fuckers are known for this, you need to just manually click them in with your hands to loosen them up.

click-in, wiggle a bunch and repeat but really, this didn't need it's own thread...

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>makes Trek
>makes Pinarello
>makes Bianchi
>makes pretty much everything
>also makes its own carbon fibre

>Best road frame on the market is the TCR Advanced SL0
You can pay more money, but you ain't getting a better frame. Just a different paintjob.
>Best endurance frame on the market is the Defy Advanced SL0
Just as race bred as the...
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Was this supposed to be a response to a comment in an existing thread, or did you just have a grand mal attack in the form of a post?
was just sharing the facts, m8
they own the factory that makes Treks, Pinarello, Scott, various alibaba specials, etc. who contract work to the factory.

they're not owners of those companies though.

Rabobank Giants are the best Giants.

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The God of /n/

Prove me wrong

>bikes every chance he gets, both for fitness and travel
>great accomplishments in wide spectrum of different careers
>positive role model for youths
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What is objectively better on a train: A horn or a Whistle? Are they both the same or is there a difference in performance that makes one better than the other?
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I love a steam whistle better. The sound just carries better (objectively and in terms of personal taste)
Not to mention it can be modulated. Each engineer had their own unique signature if you will, that others could identify him by.

I've been meaning to ask this though:
Why are American and English whistles so different?
American whistles have this deeper, commanding tone while the other sounds like an effeminate flute.
You can modulate certain horns. You just need to have the right valve. Those stupid push button ones are lame.
The best thing is no whistle at all

Anything that gets in the way of a train will and ought to be destroyed

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Hey /n/. I'm thinking about getting clip-in pedals, but I'm not sure what is best. What do you think about these Wellgos?
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Wellgo pedals are just cheap Shimano clones, generally the bearings don't last nearly as long and they weigh a bit more, but they do work well - as you'd expect because they really are part-for-part clones of Shimano clipless pedals with a few things nudged by a mm here or there to get around the few patents that haven't expired yet.


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Why shouldn't I buy a used carbon fiber bicycle?
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I can't find any reason why you shouldn't get a used carbon fiber bicycle. I know lot of people who purchased bikes that has been used for almost three years, and when they passed to new hands they felt as stiff and strong as a new one. Obviously you must be very careful before you buy one (not just on a second hand bike, but also on a new one), you must pay special attention to the bottom bracket, headtube and seatstays for possible cracks on the frame, be advised, not every crack means a damaged carbon, there...
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It's not necessarily a crack you need to look for. It's any hole in the epoxy, a ding or what have you. Any compromise to the protective coating that could allow the carbon inside to start unwinding, building up pressure and then one day BOOM
catastrophic failure

I'll stick 2 my alu thanx
I think that the beauty of the aluminium and the effort to make a good aluminium frame can't be matched by the carbon. I mean, carbon is the way to go if you are racing or you are a hardcore rider, but the beauty of the aluminium/steel/titanium craftsmanship can't be paralleled

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Why does everyone in the Netherlands ride these clunkers?
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>Cheap to replace when stolen
because they ride slow, they never go faster than 10mph/16kph
I want to go to the Netherlands but I'm an insecure 5'7" manlet

Thanks dad

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