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But then again, this discussion is supposed to be about bikes, not about solving poverty, or ending racism and sexism, and things like that. Those things are also doable, it's just that people don't like to talk about those, especially in the third-world country called USA, which while might have the best prices for electronics and food, have extreme cases of corporatism when it comes to the prices of health and education, and the privatization of health, education and prisons doesn't help, since all of them want to get as much money out of people and the state as possible, while offering their clients as little usefulness as possible (as per the consumerist approach to life). And it's not like someone will suddenly start learning engineering and write a book with useful technologies and as little text needed to understand the text as possible (not necessarily writing less or no text, but offering graphics with little or no text, and a dictionary page with the words used and what they could refer to, in images), so that even the people who can't read would still be able to make use of those graphics, and so that one person able to read can explain them rather quickly how things work, and if that book would be small enough to fit in a (pants) pocket, then people are more likely to carry it on their person and check when they need to solve a problem.
I digress again. Sorry for taking your time. I'm just slightly frustrated that I cannot fix those problems alone, and I can't find the people trying to fix those problems and talk to them.
:Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The one by Dr. Job S. Ebenezer does fit many attachment through the use of a generalized belt drive, e.g. [[Standard_bicycle_with_pedal_power_attachment#Various_applications]]. I hear you on the engineering documents that are more universal, demotech has done some work on that, e.g. the step by step images at [[Weld wood]]. I hear you even more about trying to fix these problems alone. I hope you find a some people in your community to work with. I bet they are there, maybe not working directly on what you find the most interesting, but still on something that improves their community (e.g. a free food forest). Good luck! PS Sorry you can't edit that page anymore, it is probably our spam filters as we are getting hammered with spam (it is taking a lot of time daily just to keep deleting it all). If you login and edit a few more times, eventually the spam filters will stop acting so edgy with your edits. :) --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] ([[User talk:Lonny|talk]]) 11:29, 19 September 2018 (PDT)
:Thanks for the answer! One thing I was able to find is a Discord server for (disaster) [https://discord.gg/255Td3q preparedness] and one on [https://discord.gg/a3NJVh7 medieval stuff], on which I can discuss and find out more about technologies which could level up either civilizations or groups of people. For example, in my part of the world, people went straight from wells with a bucket and a crank to for the rope to coil around a tube (so the bucket can get up and down as we rotate the crank), to electric pumps, without the intermediary usage of crank pumps or treadle pump, even though that would reduce the effort needed to pump water, as well as make it kid-friendly. Around here, people in the countryside (rural areas) use bikes, but not load trikes (or freight trikes, instead they jumped right to cars, and there are a lot of things which could cheaply increase their living standards, which don't use either because they don't know, because they can't simply and cheaply find, and because nobody did around them before, so they can ask how well it's working out for them. And the mayor... well, let's say the mayor can't really be counted on.