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My winter bib tights arrived but the leg length is too long, and everywhere is glued to my skin, so a perfect fit otherwise, I'm 5'11 with a 31" inseam. I always heard that your kit needs to stick to skin but there's a few stacks on the bottom of my leg of excess fabric, refund them or will it be OK?
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get them hemmed or something dog
Is this with your legs bent or standing?

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Senior Liberal party figures and donors, including the party's federal treasurer, have reaped multi-million windfalls from the former Baillieu government's signature urban renewal project in inner Melbourne.

An investigation into the controversial Fishermans Bend project has found Liberals' honorary treasurer Andrew Burnes is among a slew of party activists and donors who either bought into the renewal precinct before it was rezoned or were long-term property owners that pressed for redevelopment of the area.

Others include auto dealer John Ayre...
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Among them is Liberal party honorary treasurer Andrew Burnes, a close friend of former Federal treasurer Joe Hockey.

Mr Burnes and his travel company, Australian Outback Travel, donated at least $150,000 to the Liberals in the past 15 years, including $80,000 in the year 2013-2014.

He paid just over $7 million for new offices for his business at Laconia House at 179 Normanby Road, near the West Gate freeway in March 2012, the most expensive of about 80 land acquisitions in Fishermans Bend in the 16-month period between the drawing of the boundaries and the July...
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The first site was Crown land gifted to the group in 2003 and they paid a mere $1.5 million for the second site in the 1990s; agents now value them around $80 million.

Mr Ayre is a shareholder of ULR Automotive, which donated $25,000 to the Liberals in 2013. He personally donated $13,500 in 2013-2014.

In the mid-1990s BRW rich lister and Liberal donor John Higgins paid $936,000 for a site at 297 Ingles Street that is now worth an estimated $15 million. He donated $25,000 to the Liberal party in 2013.

Some party donors bought in to Fishermans Bend after the rezoning, but have made significant paper profits under flexible height limits introduced by Mr Guy, now leader of the Victorian Liberal Party.

Notable among those donors is developer and Liberal supporter Bill McNee's company MaxVic Holdings, which paid $10.1 million for a Johnson Street site in 2014.

In May, this year McNee's development company VicLand won state government approval to build more than 1300 apartments across four towers on the site under rules established by Mr Guy.

It is now seeking to "flip" the site for an expected price of more than $70 million – a seven-fold increase on the purchase price.

Mr McNee's VicLand corporation donated $150,000 to the Liberals between 2012 and 2014.

Other Liberal donors to make windfalls include property veterans like the Buxton family (MAB Corporation) who had been sitting on low-value industrial land in South Melbourne for decades.

After paying $483,000 for a site in Gladstone Street site in the 1990s, MAB sold the site with a planning permit for three apartment towers in April this year for a price believed to be $37 million.

At the time the rezoning decision was made, there was no binding master plan, height limits, or any mechanism to capture any of the rise in property values to ultimately pay for the infrastructure and services of a residential community that could be large as the City of Ballarat.
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Nor was there a strategy or funds for decontamination, transport, open space or affordable housing.

Instead, the rise in land values delivered billions of dollars in windfall to landowners.

Senior planners remain bemused as to why the large-scale rezoning at Fishermans Bend occurred when government-sponsored Docklands next door remained unfinished and planning had already started for publicly-owned sites in North Melbourne and E Gate in West Melbourne.

Property industry sources are adamant that one of the reasons was the influence of some long-standing landholders...
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I bought a single speed track bike with bullhorns, freewheel and a back brake for commuting.

Was this a good idea?
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Should have gotten a front brake instead, but meh.
Not OP but why would a front brake be more benefitial than a rear if it's on a free wheel and not a fixed cog?
Lets see your so called bike anon.

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Just ordered one of these bad boys for commuting

Did I do good?
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It's a folding bike

I own a Brompton. If you actually live in a cramped apartment, need it to fold under your work desk, want to do a multi-modal commute a train, bus or get your bike transported in almost any car, you did good. If not: no. While the Brompton is an amazing ride given its design compromises required to fold, it does not compare to a full sized bicycle of a similar price.

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ITT: Vintage subway trains.

Pic related is the based tier BMT AB Standard train, with seat placement, adjustable windows, ceiling fans, innovative conductor-controlled automatic doors, automatic couplers(including automatic voltage connectors), and electric headlights.
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And the nigger-tier IRT Lo-V, which was designed without any forethought and requires an entire fucking crew to operate.
I wish I could ride on those things without being surrounded by sweaty weird foamers

I feel like I have cooties standing in a crowded vintage subway train

Now I just wait for the next one to come along

Fuck foamers, they love to take a fun thing and make it creepy

You're one of them, aren't you op. Yes you are, you sweaty gross foamer you
Go big or go home, I say. The Central London Railway (now the central Line) used to have locomotive pulled trains going through it's tunnels.

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Hi /n/, got a question for you

In terms of fuel efficiency and general capacity, what would be the best airliner to replace the E-3 sentry?

Its airframe is based off the Boeing 707 which is a pretty old design and the E-3s themselves were introduced 40 years ago. So what features do you think would be important? I hear twin engines are more efficient but wouldn't 4 better for redundancy since this is a military aircraft?
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>In terms of fuel efficiency and general capacity, what would be the best airliner to replace the E-3 sentry?
777 or 787
>In terms of fuel efficiency
that would be some AIRBUS of course...
A330 is untouchable in fuel economy

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I am thinking of getting my first bike anytime soon and due to license limitations I can only ride a 250cc bike for two years, then I can upgrade to a full powered bike
I'm looking for a good starter bike with some beginner mistakes toleration which is also fun to ride, I've heard the CBR250R is a good one for starters

I might take little tours on the bike, so a bike with touring capabilities would be good
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Learner 250. OK.
This shape because all that plastic doesn't have any effect until you're flat out in top and flat out in top doesn't help you learn how not to fall of while parking.
Not falling off while parking,turning is a useful skill when you have a $200 a side bits of plastic plus the pedals and levers to replace.

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I haven't ridden a bike since I was 14 and I just bought one of these for $850.

How badly did I fuck up?
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majorly take it back and get a proper bike.
as you can get a great bike for $850, that one is a rip off.
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What the fuck is that?
Yeah but muh gimmick.

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Will this bike finally bring all the advantages of recumbents to luddite upright riders? Honestly this thing just seems like the perfect design, it's too bad that the UCI will hold it down, because if the market were determined by the best designs everyone would be on one of these by next year. It's called the Bird of Prey and yes, I already have mine on order and will report on it when I receive it.
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That looks ridiculously uncomfortable
The new bicycle with no concept of geometry
>not a single video in the official site

I can't imagine pedaling with those things on your hips can be too comfortable

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Should I buy this for $3000?

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sure, would make a great fashion accessory for your cage so that all the other cagers know that you're slightly less out of shape than them. but not too much less so that they want to murder you.
That's not very helpful.
Maybe explain what you would use it for?

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This is comedy gold, here is a Youtube video where old, bored white housewives make some of the absurdist arguments against "bike lanes"(really these are not fucking lanes, they are just lame lines painted on the road that any motorist can ignore):


>“You are covering Coronado with paint stripe pollution,” said resident Gerry Lounsbury.

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Nice to see average people are waking up and fighting back against the Cycling Justice Warriors.

But their same criticisms apply to regular lane paint on the roads kek.

Anti-social nerd, these are the amazing stats from that California town:
>the city reported that 70 percent of its students walk or bike to school.

In most of the USA retarded parents waste their lives becoming glorified chauffeurs to their fat, spoiled kids. Go to almost any school without bus service at the start and end of school and there will be a huge traffic jam as idiot parents wait dozens of minutes to an hour to get their turn to pick up their kid from the front...
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I'd have thought cycle fags would have been fully behind this. After all, painting some lines on the road is not a substitute for proper cycling infrastructure.

Why couldn't we have this?

Why did we allow the car and tire companies to fuck shit up?

Why does the US, and California in particular have such shitty public transport?
is it american greed and capitalism?
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>Why couldn't we have this?

We did have it, then it was scrapped.

>Why does the US, and California in particular have such shitty public transport? is it american greed and capitalism?

Because right now in California Jerry Brown and his cronies are more concerned with building grandiose legacy projects and giving each other kickbacks via the CAHSR project than they are interested in building practical, nonsexy solutions to metropolitan...
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>>848667Pacific Electric died because the Southern Pacific did not want to maintain passenger service,trains or trolley. LA Motor Coach was the only ATL owned company and the trolleys were gone when the MTA took over.
>let the old girl get scrapped, we'll have that shiny new monorail in 5 years anyway

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Alright guys, I'm in need of some advice! I've searched the web but I can't find anything that relates to my problem. I'll start from the top

Got stood up on a date, decided to go do some doughnuts in my car to let off some steam.
I ran over a nail or something and got a puncture in my tyre.
And I lost full control of power steering.

When I'm braking the steering is extremely difficult, the same when it's stopped completely.

While accelerating the steering is a lot better but definitely not 100%

There's no...
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I think you should grease your headset bearings desu senpai
>I ran over a nail or something and got a puncture in my tyre.
Continental gatorskins will prevent that in the future

Anyway the steering problems sound like they're caused by a loose headset. See:
I'd just replace the entire headset, maybe you tweaked the fork too.

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Number of bike cancer threads on page 0: 6
Number of spaceship threads on page 0: 0
Do you remember when /n/iggers posted other shit than stupid fucking bicycles?
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>complains about other popular threads because can't find anything interesting to say about own thread

Number of unhidden non-bicycle threads: 0
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This is not how you start a non-bike thread

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Can anyone tell me what type of seat post this is?

I'm restoring an old road bike my dad gave me from the early 80's, the old leather seat was thrown away a while ago and i'm trying to find one that will fit.
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That's a columbus dove. That means it is nice. I think it's probably just a conventional kind, and you're missing the plates that clamp either side of the saddle rails and that that bolt threads into. You might find parts that will work on it at a bike co-op / second hand bike shop. It's short as fuck though, you might want something longer anyway. It probably has the side printed on it, but if it doesn't measure it with calipers (cheap from an autoparts store, get mechanical ones). There's a small chance it isn't the correct size post for...
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sweet, thanks mate. will post the restoration once i have everything i need.

Here's the bike. It has some nice stuff on it from what i'm told, pretty new to road bikes.
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