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What's the best headset under 300 bucks?
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Dude, headsets aren't that expensive. You could get a Dura-Ace brand new for a hundred and change.
I really like the David Clarks. Mostly because I see everyone else wearing them. Are the over rated?
I would take Chris King over all others, given the choice. If you can up your budget a little, you could even get the titanium version.

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Airship / blimp / zeppelin general

First of it's kind

Lets discuss the greatest and safest flying machines known to mankind.






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Do drone blimps use hydrogen or helium?
It seems unlogical to me to use helium in drone blimps since they are unmanned
No blimps, derigibles or other forms of airship use hydrogen in the modern day, too many fireballs
Such a serious (public) fixation or obsession on the LZ129 disaster....Heavier-than-air passenger disasters are usually way worse than Hindenburg where 2/3 of people onboard survived...-Only about 35 people died. It's not unusual for heavier-than-air crash fatalities to be many times that..-no one walks away

I think commercial passenger airships today would have a small but very viable niche. People like to cruise, sightsee, etc.. It would fit in with passenger train and the ocean cruise type consumers. And...
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>Tesla Gigafactory will supply batteries for the $35,000 Tesla Model 3.

>EO Elon Musk reiterated the 500,000-vehicles-per-year goal at the June 9 shareholder’s meeting, where he said that a “new paint center…is intended to be able to match the production level that includes the Model 3, so we can produce…we can paint all of the cars at basically 500,000 unit per year level with this paint shop.”


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It's fucking awesome they are making it in the middle of the desert. I mean like, there's no nature that could be harmed there, it's like a dead place anyway so might as well industrialize it.

>outside Sparks, Nevada

lol, Musk is really fucking with California by doing this. His existing factory is in wonderful Fremont.

In Spain you literally turn up to Madrid airport and get on the next flight to Barcelona for a reasonable price. Why can't we have this in UK-France?

Why can't one of these regional airports like greenford or the one by Maidenhead (soon to be on the tube) have an hourly continual departure to a counterpart ex-military/private run down airport for a cheap price? I'll tell you why. Joos.
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>Maidenhead (soon to be on the tube)

Crossrail isn't "the Tube" but okay.

>I'll tell you why

Because White Waltham is a grass airstrip which is literally 12 miles from Heathrow?
>Hur dur airspace
Remind me where they will find the capacity for a third runway!? :O
What's your autism against RAF Northolt if it was ever decommissioned?

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How many of you are eligible for a free car?

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A car, the gift that keeps on taking.
>get free car
>sell it for much less than purchase price
>continue riding bike
>people get butthurt

Waaah, you didn't use my gift the way I intended you to use it.
The hell, how do i get myself in the media. I ride way more than 7 miles daily. I need that 18k and buy myself a mango velo

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>cyclists will defend this


>muh corking
>muh safety

is critical mass even a thing anyone cares about outside of London anymore
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>cagers will defend violence and then get butthurt when it comes back at them
the cyclists should have bashed out some headlights on that BMW, or at least let the air out of the tires
If your going to break the law, expect to get in trouble.

>fukn cagers hurr muh cycling

this why everyone fucks with you faggots on the road

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Have to fly two 24 hour flights with these guys in a month. any experience good or bad you guys could share?
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If you're an American, its an eye-opening experience to use and airline that actually knows customer service. Hottest flight attendants, always smiling & will actually serve you real food. Onboard movies you don't have to buy. Only real downside I've had with Emirates is that upgrades are insanely expensive. Airport at Dubai is good & bad...too large & may have to go through multiple security screenings for no apparent reason...but awesome food courts, free wifi & a real, no-shit shopping mall inside. You'll swear off US carriers forever.
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Then there was my last flight with them. There was some Pakistani (?) family new to the ways of 19th-century culture & technology. No one spoke their brand of moon-speak, so flight attendants had a hard time with the toilet training. Dad stood in front guarding the bathroom while his wife & daughters did #2 with the door wide-fucking open. Fortunately, thats the exception, but damn. Pic related...squatty potty at the Dubai airport (half of them are western style).
>I flew my first international flight on emirates once and it was epic!!!! LMAO!!!

put your fedora away, this is not something unique to emirates. many major asian carriers have attractive cabin crew and good cabin service.

there are also some really terrible non-US carriers out there, that will make the service on an american carrier seem posh in comparison.

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Flying is supposed to be the safest form of transportation.

Has there ever been a study that compared the safety record of airplanes in general to crashes at airshows?

Seems like this shit happens constantly.

I've been to 2 airshows in my life and at one a aerobatic bi-plane crashed into a skydiver which killed the parachuter and took the wing off the airplane.

Why do they allow these moronic crashfests?
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Why is anything allowed, anon?
I thought the whole point of going to an air show was the possibility of seeing fireballs of the unplanned variety
Was I wrong?
People go to airshows because they like to watch dangerous events. Would people go to a NASCAR race if the cars went around at 60 mph with no accidents? Would folks attend the circus if there was only clowns and elephants?

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Whatcha guys think of this?



I just ordered one. It seems to be the cheapest option and easily transferable between bikes.
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I often think it would be neat to put a power meter on my fat bike, since it is the bike I put out the most power on.

>crawling up hill 7 kph, 190 bpm HR, Strava says I'm putting out 20W
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flaws of this according to thread are not so accurate readings in gravel. as the default roling resistance is set to ashphalt.

you can set the rolling resist to whatever in the software however. but wont'recognise during rides. Not a problem if you ride road which I do 99% of the time.

Other than that it is pretty accurate and follows the other power meter brands closely when compared side to side.

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Can anyone guess what airline this cabin crew uniform is from?
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doesn't look like a cabin crew uniform at all. she is not wearing a blouse.
I see. Well what uniform is it then?
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looks like a nicer uniform for mcdonalds.

Lets have a discussion about the future of transportation, the future of government transportation policies and what you believe the most utopian transportation situation a city can have.

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habbening, tbqh.
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How far in the future are we talking?

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So /n/, I have this old Raleigh Clubman that has been my trusty steed for the last 5 years (pic not mine but same bike).

However there's problems with it. The brakes are pretty terrible by now - yes I should probably get new pads but I just generally vintage, non-dual-pivot brakes are a piece of shit. Also I'm pretty sure the quill stem is frozen (corroded) because it won't come out, and it's slightly out of alignment, which pisses me off.

Should I just sell this bike and get a new bike? What do you think? Especially regarding the brakes, are...
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rim brakes are pretty much pointless these days
buy a new bike with discs and be done with it
I did and I think it's unbelievable what kind of shit I used to put up with
discs adjust themselves, all you really have to worry about is new pads every now and then, and if you crash you have to true the disc (easy peasy)
some guys sperg about noise and autistically cleaning the rotors, but IDGAF, I just want to stop

Hm, I wasn't thinking of a disc brake bike because that would be quite expensive... if I do get a new bike then I guess I could get something second hand, or I was thinking maybe splash out, get a cheap new road bike from Wiggle for £300 / £350 which would be perfectly serviceable.

Obviously I know disc brakes are way better but yeah. Unless I can find a good deal on a second hand road bike with disc brakes (seems unlikely since disc brakes are only just hitting mass market road bikes really) then probably a no-go.
I think a couple companies sell dual-pivots that will work with non-recessed nut mounting. Otherwise, look for a pair of 610 centerpulls from Dia-Compe or (vintage) Weinmann. Consult with LBS re. stuck quill.

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stupid question but how do i reattach the brake lever things? just got into biking and don't know how to do it. thanks :)
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reattach the lever that came off to the thing it came off of
sorry, but i didn't see where it came off of originally. can you point it out for me? thanks
Don't listen to him. Just put the thing on the other thing.

So I just got my second flat tire (in less than 300km) and I don't feel really at ease under the rain with my sammy slicks.
I want to invest in an "urban" set of tire, something that would still let me go fast, but would be resistant and offer good grip under the rain.

Are the Schwalbe marathon plus the go to?
The michelin protek urban are significantly cheaper, lighter and supposedly have excellent grip under the rain.
Anything else I should look at (I'm fitting 700x35 btw)?

Also, I didn't have time to buy a new tube, so I used...
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Schwalbe Marathons are not fast.
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Use the fucking bqg baka. Your one question doesn't need a thread

Just see how your tires go. Two flats in that time span is not that bad just fix your flats.
>I don't feel really at ease under the rain with my sammy slicks.

Nigga I literally just biked through a flood on my slicks, those minuscule grooves in "urban" tires don't grip shit in shit.

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What is this /n/?
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this rim goes right around the slab the track is in, its isolated from the foundation
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Its definitely hollow, jumping on it causes a loud reverberation to come out and the whole slab to vibrate

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