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What do you think the future for public transport in America looks like?
The other day I was talking to my roommate (both of us business majors) about business sectors with promising futures. I've always been a strong proponent of public transport and I suggested that it will have a bright future in the US. Rising fuel prices and environmental regulation could make the person who frees American cities from car dependency very very rich.
Of course, the city planning is a problem since public transport is benefited by high population density, something cities like Los Angeles demonstrate the opposite of. Therefore I'd guess that there will be further urban concentration along the existing and coming rail lines which over time would make the system as a whole more efficient.
Also, freeing up all that capital that was used for cars, fuel and roads, would probably make most city parts viable for connecting to the grid. Some subsidies might only be needed at first, but it's my own political view that public transport should be as often as possible free of charge and 100 % subsidized by the state.
I think the coming 100 years will be VERY bright for companies like Bombardier.
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can riding a bike with a poor fit hurt you if you ride frequently?
rode a mtb back and forth to work for a year, 50 mins a day 5 days a week, i already had sciatica but and some poor lumbar curvature, but pain and stiffness have progressed considerably.
i did a lot of standing, did t maintain it very well so i was pushing harder than i should have needed.
i am already seeing a doctor for the medical input, but i wanted /n/ bike experience input
i do feel like an idiot if youre wondering.
the mtb had either an 18 or 19" frame whereas my new road bike is size 61 and it feels a thousand times better. idk the translation of size but the road bike is clearly bigger.
pic thoroughly unrelated.
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Hey, /n/. Been a while since I posted here.
Anyway, I have a schwinn caliente that I got on the cheap, and for the most part it works great, but the seat post won't go up. I've tried as hard as I can, twisting, turning, used WD-40, and just can't get that fucker to go up. Sheldon Brown's site said I can use a hacksaw to cut into it, which he says always works, but I'm wondering if anybody has any other suggestions before I run out for a hacksaw.
Also, after I've done that, I'd like to change the shifters. They're currently on the stem, but I'd like to have them on the handlebars. Would replacing the shifters be as easy as buying new ones and hooking them up to the cables? Or is it out of my league?
Pic related, but not mine.
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Bike build thread.
Current project: schwinn panther. Has 26x1.25 wheels w/ nexus 7spd hub, front suspension, selle royal road saddle, risers, and I'm going to be stripping the paint (it's aluminum framed, so no rust. God knows why schwinn would build an aluminum cruiser, but I'm glad they did because I always thought a raw metal cruiser would be cool) and putting white grips on to match the saddle. Oh and getting a new brake cable ofc.
The idea is that this is going to be essentially a commuter bike, but with sick ratrod cruiser style.
U guize like?