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"In densely populated urban areas, it would seem much more efficient to build an
automated distribution network that would connect all homes and warehouses, e.g. via
tunnels. Containers filled with goods by robots could then be transported on “conveyor
belts” and automatically switched at crossing points in order to reach their destination in
the basement of the house from which the order was made. Packaging, used products,
and other waste could similarly leave the house, to be transferred automatically to the
appropriate recycling installations. This would strongly reduce human effort, traffic
congestion, energy usage, and pollution. Of course, building such a network of tunnels
under all streets and buildings would demand a huge investment, but it would not be
intrinsically more difficult or costly than developing the roads, railways, sewage
systems and communication networks that are already there."
From Francis Heylighen's 'Superorganism'
Your thoughts on this and/or other transportation related innovative ideas, /n/
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Hey /n/, my friend's bike got stolen yesterday inside a university (University of Santo Tomas, Phil). The bike was brand new when he bought it, and he had it for little over a month. So, what bike locks do you use /n/, and how do you lock your bikes? Also the lock he used was a standard Masterlock cable lock.
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Hey /n/, I've got a maintenance question for you.
Today I was riding, when the nut that connects the handlebars to the stem came loose. The handlebars promptly went all wacky, and I fell off the bike.
I tightened the nut back up, and everything seems fine, but someone raised the possibility that something is stripped, and that it's just gonna happen again. How can I check to see if it's stripped, and if so, what's a good place to buy a stem?
Pic unrelated, not my bike.
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Dear /n/, I have decided to not be such a little bitch anymore and start riding my bike again despite the coming of Winter.
What stretches would you suggest before a ride? I just do the general bullshit you learn in Highschool PE, but I feel like those stretches miss a lot of the muscles you actually use while cycling. Any feedback at all would be highly appreciated.
Also, I have a 1980s (maybe) road bike. It says Centurion, but all the components are Cinelli and from what I can tell, it's actually a Cinelli made frame with a Centurion logo slapped on it. It's "chrome" (nickel or w/e) underneath the paint. My plan is to strip the paint off, so it can be shiny and obnoxious as fuck.
I have used Aircraft Stripper in the past, would this damage the nickel plating?