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It's used for attaching a child seat similar to this one. The above site shows a clearer image of the part in question which might be useful to future visitors.
I'm speaking from personal experience here. Looking at the bicycle from the back. The drive train is on the right side, and when you use the kickstand it leans to the left. When I commute to work, I tend to put my messenger bag with rear rack attachments on the left side. Mostly because the bike is already leaning that way. Once, when I was getting ...
The mainstay tools are really wrenches and allen keys, certainly these will be all you need for something trivial like fitting a rack. But the more you get into things, there are a myriad of different tools around, often which can be used for one and only one task. For example if you want to get the cranks off you need a crank puller, of which there are a ...
A year ago I did some work investigating ANT+ and BLTE protocols during development of a mobile fitness application. The details are a bit fuzzy, but if I recall correctly, this cannot be a simple conduit that listens for ANT+ radio signals and translates to BLTE signals. The security, message structure, communication style, registration protocol, etc. are ...
The Wahoo RFLKT+ is the only device on the market as far as I am aware (and I have looked). As a BTLE user I can tell you you're better off with ANT+; I get far more sensor drops than my ANT+ co-riders.
bike helmet lock puncture repair kit or spare tube and a mini pump multi-tool lights first-aid kit
If you plan to do regular bike maintenace, then I would not put off buying a bike specific tool kit. I have a garage with tools capabale of pulling down a car engine (unfortunately the user of my tools is less capable of building one up again :( ), yet I still have a bike specfic toolkit. Although I have a double up in some tools, the bike tool kit is small, ...
I bought 2 of these half chaincases: One of them is fitted to my wife's commuting mtb and does the job of keeping trouser legs and shoe laces out of the chain rings (with a guard disc fitted to the cranks as standard). I just couldn't get it to fit my hybrid without rubbing on the chain (and it was fiddly on the mtb). Both have 28-38-48 chain rings and i ...
The most practical mechanical effect I can think of is that placing a bag on the right side may protect the rear derailleur in the event of a tip-over. On the other hand, it can sometimes be tricky to install bags on the right because they can interfere with the loop of derailleur cable. The only other mechanical consideration that hasn't been mentioned is ...
Both sides will be essentially equally safe. The difference in weight between the sides is quite small. Looking on Weight Weenies a cassette is about 300 grams, a crankset is lets say 800 grams, a chain is another 250 grams, and lets say a freehub is an 400 grams. This means the right side has about 2 kg more stuff on it than the left for the drivetrain ...
Looks like it might be a mount for a kid's bike seat.
The most important things imho are tools to fix flats (patches, glue, tire levers, any tools needed to get the wheels off) and keep the bike alive (chain oil, some rags (old T-shirts will do), something to clean the bike with)
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