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This is what I tell everyone to get first when they get a new bike: Seatbag, to hold the following: Spare tube (maybe two) Small multitool Mini-pump or CO2 inflator Tire patch kit 2x tire levers That assumes you have bidons and cages. Those six things should get you by for many miles and should get you out of any trailside emergencies. As with ...


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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.


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Bicycle Helmet Suitable clothing and shoes Cellphone Whatever else you "need" depends on your mechanical abilities and how independent you wish to be.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I would go for a good floor pump, as I find it can be extremely important in preventing flats. One big problem I see is underinflated tires. This can cause flats and other problems like rim damage. A good floor pump will make it not so much of a chore to ensure your tires are always properly topped up. If you plan on leaving your bike anywhere except your ...


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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 ...


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If you already have the usual tools and clothing you can always need more of the typical wear parts: Tires, tubes, chains, brake pads, chain oil, cables, pants … Otherwise I’d start with a proper stand pump, mini pump (for on the bike), tubes, chain tool, hex keys, lock, bottles, helmet … Clothing is of course essential but hard to guess the right size for ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Looks like it might be a mount for a kid's bike seat.



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