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New JR East Cruise (luxury tour) Train

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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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CM 3310-CM 3309-EL 62-CM 3308 on Steamrail carriage transfer to Dimboola. Sunday 27 April 2014.

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Loco's CM 3310-CM 3309-EL 62-CM 3308 transfer 3 guards vans and 4 passenger cars from Melbourne to Dimboola for Steamrail. The train is seen passing through Newport. One of the guards vans is named "Dartmouth". Sunday morning 27 April 2014. http://youtu.be/wb_mjKUP-N8
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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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Hey /n/ this is a help thread. /fit/ sent me over here to find answers. I just bought a used 2012 Specialized Hardrock for 180bucks. I was told its not only a good introductory bike but it's also a steal at that price. Here's where the help comes in. I have very basic knowledge of how to fix bikes. I havent road in 16 years and i've never had a bike with gears. I understand how to shift and that i shouldnt shift when the bike is stopped etc. However i got it home and realized the shifting wasnt working. So i speant hours today learning how to align the derailleur. I've done it 4 times and was coached by both /fit/ and a cyclist buddy on how to fix it. I've also adjusted w/e you called the tension wire that goes to the rear derailleur. I've done this 5 times with the same results When i shift into 2nd gear the shifter will NOT go into 1st. Once i hit 2nd gear the shifter stops working entirely. I've aligned the rear derailleur, I've calibrated the tension wire to the RD, and I've also calibrated the what im calling the barrel adjuster attached to the tension wire where it meets the RD. Do you all have any insight as to what might be causing this? Is it that I'm not aligning correctly or do you think the shifter is shot. I honestly think the shifter is shot because it shifts fine up and down until i try to go into first. TL;DR read last paragraph
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Is /n/ not working for some reason? Is this the end?
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Boat general.
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http://funkeysports.com/live/eurosport-2-live-stream.php your fucking welcome
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been reasearching ways to charge lights/phone/gps theres this wheel hub dynamo or a chain dynamo or a tire dynamo and a few others. does anyone here have experience or knowledge regarding these, if theyre any good? shimano has or is making a 12 v wheel hub dynamo pic related
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Epic Shitposting. I'm sorry. I'm looking to get a bicycle that's good on roads, but allows for some give, with multiple gears. Optimally less than 350 Canadian. If you guys have any help at all, it'd be great. Pic is a random bike.
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end plugs What's the worst injury you've had while riding? Road or off?
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How hard would it be to mount a 2 stroke onto a bike? Money is probably be the only thing standing in my way of doing this.
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Complete noob to biking, but one of my friends got the Motobecane Elite FS, and I'd like to get one too. I took it for a ride, and after a life spent on walmart bikes I was blown away at how easy it was to accelerate and maintain speed. http://www.motobecane.com/lifestyle/elt.html I am around 300 lbs though, so I'm wondering if I can actually ride something like this. Also, is it a good bike for <$400 (for casual streets/paved trails)? Thanks!
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>USA could hold the 2022 World Cup >Possibly in NY metro area's, TX's, or LA's current/future football stadiums >If so, predicted to be one of the biggest venues to date So /n/, how can we get people from A to B to C when we've only got our interstate system as the primary medium?
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Bike commuter appreciation thread. I truly believe in the depth of my being; if you ride a bike as your only form of transportation and do so by choice; you are a true positive force and benefit to the world. I also that if you can do this and stick to it year round your just a straight up bad ass and other people are fucking pussies by comparison. Thank you for going out every day and enduring.
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