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I bought an Arkel Pannier (Signature H Urban Pannier series) and it doesnt need specific racks but you can put it on with hooks on your existing rack. I was faced with the same issues as you but the Urban Commuter H has been so convenient in putting on and off the bike with minimal effort. Only thing I would want is a better strap to carry it but it as ...


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For commuting with panniers and/or a toddler seat, I've settled on the front fork for the D-lock, mainly because little else fits there and I'm restricted by cables and tube diameters elsewhere. Having that 1.5kg forwards also helps the handling with a heavy back load. Don't forget that a heavy lock is only around 2% of a rider's weight - it has to be a long ...


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Answer: Yes - anything on your helmet may affect its ability to function. Remember the skiing accident that gave Michael Schumacher brain damage? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/formulaone/michael-schumacher/10640839/Michael-Schumacher-skiing-crash-did-helmet-camera-cause-head-injuries.html That was not cycling, but he managed to run his ...


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Answer: As with everything in cycling, it depends. You need to put stuff where it suits you, and your bike. Having weight lower down helps generally Weight forward helps on climbs Weight aft helps on descents but the rear wheel already more than half the weight of the bike. Carrying something you don't ever need? Leave it at home, that helps all the time. ...


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It turns out that the "washer" is upside down in the photo: The flanges on the sides of the washer are perfectly flat on one side but are slightly curved on the other. By flipping the washer over so that the flat side faces the bell and the curved side faces the handlebar, the flanges then protrude ever-so-slightly away from the handlebars. With this slight ...



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