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How can I reduce back pain on a shared bike with poor shock absorbers

I ride a bicycle to work every day for several months now. I use a bicycle sharing system that my city offers, and it's very convenient: I don't have to worry about locking the bike or maintenance, I ...
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Is there an (un)official rule about twisting back a seat on broken bike for CitiBike or other shared bike programs?

"don't pick a bike if its seat is twisted around backwards. That's a sign that a previous rider found the bike busted." -(from SamtheBrand's answer to How to choose the right Citi Bike? ) Can ...
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Can I attach a trailer to a Bixi bicycle?

Do the bikes used by the Bixi bike sharing system, in cities like London, Boston and New York, accept trailers like Trail-a-bikes and Tag-a-longs?
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How do the pricing structures of various bike sharing schemes compare? [closed]

Many major cities now have bike sharing schemes, and each seems to have its own system of rates, designed to encourage shorter rides and quick returns; but it's hard to compare them. Is there a ...
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How to attach maps, etc to handlebars of a Boris Bike? (London bike hire scheme)

How can I attach maps (or any routing tool) to the handlebars of one of the Boris Bikes (i.e. the 'rental' bikes in the Barclay's Bike Hire Scheme) in London? I tried cobbling something together: ...
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Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes?

Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes, either in a kiosk or through an arrangement with local businesses? None of the schemes that I've used (London, ...
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What is a “Boris bike”?

They are black and blue, are not light, however what is one? Have you had any experience of using one?
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Bike sharing services and systems

What are some bike sharing services out there? I know that there have been some in Europe. Here's wikipedia's entry. This is one that I heard of recently in NYC. ...