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Does anyone know of a list of city roads with bad pavement ( NYC )

Is there a list/site out there that contains roads and pavement conditions? I ride a road bike and some NYC roads are really beaten up, while some maintain reasonably smooth pavement. It would be ...
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Redmond bikers: Can you ride all year long?

I'll move to Redmond, WA in a couple months and since I was about to buy a bike, I have a few questions to see if I still should. Is it possible to ride all year long for both commute/recreation (I ...
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Mountain bike tires for rocky, steep, dirt trails?

I live in central Iowa and travel once a year to the Breck area (Breckenridge, CO) to do mountain biking. Since that is the Rocky Mountains, well they are rocky and steep. Very different terrain from ...
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How much should I spend on my helmet?

I'm finally going to buy a bike next month. And a helmet. I'm wondering how much I should budget for buying a helmet. I'll be riding around New York City, so I want good visibility around me. And ...
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What's a good bike for daily use in New Orleans? A flat city with lots of potholes and bad roads

Something under $500 that is relatively unbranded.
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Alternatives to trailers for transporting young children

A representative in Oregon has recently introduced a bill that would prohibit children under the age of six from riding in bicycle trailers. While it is far too early to tell whether this bill will ...
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Is taking a bike TRAILER on SF Bay Area Rapid Transit permitted?

My partner and I were considering purchasing a Burley Travoy (http://www.burley.com/products/cargo-utilities/travoy.cfm). We thought we might do this because we like to get groceries at Rainbow in ...
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bike routes around san francisco?

I'm fairly new to San Francisco. I've taken up biking the last few months while I have been here, and I want to do a variety of rides around the city. I am having no trouble making up my own, but I ...
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Is it ever legal in the USA not to have two brakes on a bike?

When using a bike on a road in the USA, is it ever legal not to have separate brakes on the front and back wheels?
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How are the racing categories in the US decided?

I have heard mention before of racing cyclists in the US being, say, a Category 2 racer. What are these categories and how are they decided?
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Can I take my bike on the New York City subway or buses?

Do I need a folding bike to do this? What are the rules? Also, even if it's allowed, is it practical to do so? Subways get pretty crowded during rush-hour, and it's hard to imagine taking a bike there ...
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What hand signals work best for cyclists in the US?

I am looking for some guidance on what hand signals and strategies to keep me alive on the roads.
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How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?

I live in NYC and would like to ride to work during the winter as well. What should one do to a mountain bike? a road bike? If you can also show products that you actually use that would be great.