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first time posting on /n/i was... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
first time posting on /n/ i was wondering if anyone had any experience with site related: http://www.bikes2udirect.com/ i've read mixed reviews about them, i had my wonderful claud butler that i've had for over 6 years stolen from me today and need a replacement, i found pic related on said site as it is cheap and i am interested in trying fixed wheel cycling so was just wondering if anyone has any experience with bikes2udirect

Caught red handed stealing a bicycle, no one helps

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I hate to sound racist but the guy recording the video was a white male in a primarily African american area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJLDjSMqXLg
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hey /n/, /o/tter here, are you guys watching the red bull air race? what do you think about it?

We all know that transportation's "between" two places

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Alright, suckers. Every time you see "between" on a transportation page on Wikipedia, replace it with "betwixt". That should keep us all busy for a while.
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What tires do you use, /n/? how are they in terms of puncture resistance and durability? I just got some 700s schwalbe greenguard marathons, anyone have any experience with this tire? any
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Guys, it's happening. Shimano releasing Di2 group for MTB. XTR Di2 M9050 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZGuwhSLcJU
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Anybody ever have to do this? sidewall broke and tube was popping out.
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>be me, earlier today >was bored, so decided to bike to a large road with a sidewalk and a bike lane, just to see how fast I could go >Get into bike lane, going ~25 mi/h >A bunch of traffic had just been stopped at the previous light, now going at about the same pace as me >Big ass tractor-trailer is now by my side >Suddenly noAirResistance.jpg >Feels good, man >Decide to try it again >Just casually bike back and forth on the sidewalk, waiting for another truck to stop at the light >hereOneComes.jpg >Get up next it as fast as I can >Get right behind its corner, slowly move behind it >Go 30 mi/h for a bit >Swerve back into bike lane, then turn around and go home Holy shit, /n/, drafting is fun! Any similar stories? Also, this might sound like a stupid question, but is there an easy way to get a very high gear ratio (like 1:5 or so) without sacrificing the ones I already have? I have to pedal much too fast with my bike's current gearing to get 27+ mi/h.
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Wait a minute, you mean to tell me that the entire left hand side of this bottom bracket is supported by this PLASTIC cup? How does this not explode into itty bitty bits when you start putting some weight on the pedals?

Casual Bicycle Riding

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I have some fond memories of riding around my neighborhood on a bike between the ages of around 12-17 or so, but I haven't been able to ride a bike regularly for a number of years. I want to just ride around my neighborhood every once in a while exploring the parts of the suburbs around me that are within half an hour to 45 minutes of me, building up just a little bit of speed (about as fast as a sprinter), and seeing how far I can coast while taking advantage of the minor dips and inclines in the asphalt. I don't have any plans or ambitions of doing anything cross-country, and I sure as shit don't want to be sharing a lane with 60 km/h traffic. How do I do this? I found out that bicycles are not allowed on the side walk (which means that little 6-year-old Timmy is /supposed/ to be pushed into 60 km traffic when learning how to ride a bike), but drivers keep passing me on roads with one lane and a solid yellow line. I want to ride around and practice my balance a bit (like learning how to turn with one hand on the handle bars), but I don't want to be murdered while doing it. Bike lanes are a rarity, and usually happen with absolutely nothing between me and the cars. Are bicycles just effectively illegal, even if the rules aren't enforced very much? How do I get back to wandering the nearby roads and coasting without having to drive a car? (Harder to stop and look at my map to find myself if I get lost in the new housing developments).
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>that feel when love cycling >that feel when just started driving my own car daily >that feel when cycling in the morning and driving in the evening and vice versa >that feel when driving to my cycling route >gotta go fast on two wheels or four My friends, why dont you appreciate motor vehicles?
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I'm making a GMod map for a friend who fukken loves trains, but it's incredibly tedious to make tracks in that engine. So to cut down on work, I'm tempted to make the map focused on a single track for light rail rather than double-tracked heavy rail. Has there ever been a usable light rail system that used one track, even if with switches along the line? Where can I read up on it so I can bite everything from it for my project?

T413-Y127 on 707O tour train to Deniliquin at Murchison East early Saturday morning 03 May 2014

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The 707O weekend sleeping car tour to Deniliquin passes Murchison East station on its way to Echuca via Toolamba. The train is hauled by T 413 and Y 127. Early Saturday morning 03 May 2014. NOTE - This station burnt down only a couple of days ago (04 June 2014). http://youtu.be/kqk_ismszN0
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Anybody know what the headtube length is on these bad boys? http://www.amazon.com/Alloy-Track-Fixie-Frame-Matte/dp/B00HZ9PRH0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402038509&sr=8-2&keywords=track+fixie+frame Theyre obviously fairly cheap so I presume theyve been used by a fair number of people, but given the lack of a brand I cant find reviews so. Egh. Anything else I should know about these frames if anyone has used one? I expect itll be heavier than more expensive shit, sure. But. Dgaf. Long as it doesnt crack if you look at it wrong, threads are good, seatpost size is accurate, rear spacing is accurate, etc., etc.
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Is /n/ not working for some reason? Is this the end?

Taxi's refusing fare

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Can taxi's refuse service if they are going to an area from which they are unlikely to receive a return fare? I live in north New Jersey. My house is one city away from the bars where I was at (2 miles). The cab drivers refused to bring me back. It was incredibly embarrassing because there was a long line queued for the cabs and once I got to the front, they all kept saying "no". Eventually one took mercy on me and my friends. I understand that economically, it isn't in the cabbie's best interest to get me back. They make more by putting two fares in one cab and staying local. But is there any obligation for them to bring me where I am requesting so long as it is within a certain distance? I'm having trouble finding information online about this. The cabs I am referring to are yellow taxis. pic very related.
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Hey /n/ Been cycling for a while now but I've never pulled anything before For reasons I'm thinking of starting a bicycle caravan project, something about the scale of pic related How hard would it be to pull this thing around, made of wood and plywood with a few commodities inside such as water? Would it be impossible to pull up a hill? Any suggestions to make something like this? Any experience?
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why are cyclists SO fucking stupid?
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