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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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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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No. The typical "pollution mask" I have seen are modified or styled after surgical masks. Surgical masks are NOT designed to filter intake air. They are designed to direct exhaust air away from a patient who is opened up and vulnerable to infection. The masks shown on your links appear to have possibly a sealing face mask, but the filters look clearly ...


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I have that exact hitch, and it is terrible. My chainstay gets smaller further back, so the only way this clamps on right is when butted up against the seat stay. There's only grip at one end, and the clamp rotates downwards over 10-20 km. At that point its close to clipping the rear spokes, and only takes one good bump to fall right off. As the clamp ...


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that leaves the danger of the particulate matter which in my opinion, could be prevented with just a cloth wrapped around the nose and mouth. Diesel particulates are mostly in the 3-30 nanometre range of sizes. This is very fine and will not be stopped by normal cloth. 3M say a P2 (EU rating) filter should reduce exposure to diesel particulates. A P3 ...


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A front light needs to have both enough lumens (brightness) and have those lumens pointed in the right places - dictated by the reflector and lens. It also needs a battery (presuming its not dynamo powered) to last the length of the ride with some reserves. Addition things to consider are ease of install and removal from bike and mounting location, and ...


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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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Thanks, Criggie for bringing this back to the front of the queue. A quick Google for "Le vélo de Tati” shows that the largest online source is 1,722px × 2,048px (the first hit). This is accessible at http://www.dreweatts.com/media/dreweatts/inventory/4/5/6/456745-8.jpg As Criggie has already cautioned, be careful of copyright issues. According to ...


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This is a bad answer, but its been six months and noone else has a better one. For personal use only AND given there appears to be no other way, you could either 1) recreate it for yourself and take your own photograph, 2) Scale this one as big as you reasonably can and then manually retouch it. ...


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As a 6-days/week day/night commuter for more than 10 years, I have tried several combinations of lighting described here. My trip is 25% city, 25% bush and 50% 4-lane national road. The dangerous part is the 4-lane where I have been side-swept and rear-bumped. I am now using only a helmet-mounted "quality" front white and rear red light. I have found ...


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Looks like an older generation Sigma Sport bike computer with that has its silk screened logos worn away. The two 7-segment displays and small alphanumeric display in the center are their trade mark and as you noticed, the mount is Sigma. The second set of connections in the mount is for cadence sensor that is sold separately. Over the years, Sigma has ...


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SIGMA make a connecting pod with USB connection to the PC. It takes the bike computer via twist lock. They have their own data suite for reading and archiving data from the bike computer. You should find it on their website.


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On my commuter bike, my front dynamo hub charges a small 18650 battery that I then can tap to provide power to my smart phone. You need to have an intermediary battery because most dynamos only produce the German government mandated 6VAC / 3 watts minimum, which is around 0.5 amps (500 milliamps) -- and this is only when you're going faster than 15 km/h. ...


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Check out this tech of my company Roadie Solar http://bicyclepatents.com/keeping-your-devices-charged-in-the-field/2220/ They are new but very light and fits on a bike rack. Possibly the lightest solar charger you can find on the market We are doing a kickstarter Next week.


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I think that in "some" cases people can make the case against a kickstand, but in most I think it is ridiculous. Extra weight? Are you kidding - they weigh virtually nothing. If they rattle then they are not on right. I have recumbents but whether that or standard bikes, there aren't always places to lean them up against. Or laying them down can difficult ...


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Try out this website, it apapts to your pannier rack via the Ortlieb bag system, which means just adjust this tripod bag in a very simple way to your pannier rack (it fits to all) within a minute and then safely fix the bag within 3 seconds and take it off by just grabbing it on its handle. g Genious! http://www.koenig-photobags.de/stativhalter/ ...


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Did you try BetaBrand. They are costly but these are the only cloths that I've found that meet that criteria. THey have a whole line of "bike to work" clothes https://www.betabrand.com/collections/bike-to-work.html


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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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I don't think I would make decisions based on masks available in the city markets of Bangalore. You need to decide what is reasonable for you. A cloth is not going to be as effective as a mask designed for particulate matter (and other pollutants). Cloth will only get large particles and nothing for other pollutants. But large particle is better than ...



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