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Should I be concerned about new helmet laws?

In Australia there was recently a change to to bicycle helmet standards as outlined in AS/NZS 2063:2008. Basically, helmets complying to the 1996 version of the standard will soon become illegal to ...
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How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially

I live in Melbourne, Australia, a city famous for its compact, grid-like CBD (downtown area) and trams. Trams mean tram tracks and hook turns. And compulsory helmets. My daily ride is only 10 km but ...
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Reflective tape instead of rear reflector

I currently have not enough room on my seat post for a saddle bag, rear reflector and a rear light. My question is if replacing the rear reflector with reflective tape on the saddle bag would be ...
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What is the cheapest way to send a bike from Australia to Germany?

I would like to know of any cheap ways to get a bicycle from Australia to Germany. So far, I have looked at UPS, TNT and other larger logistics companies. They all seem to be 500 AUD and above for a ...
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Catching train on return trip in Sydney Australia

I'm building up to do Eastwood to Kariong and within the next two weekends I am going to ride Eastwood to Berowra. Because there isn't much for me to do when I get there and I don't want to ride the ...