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I think this working is highly dependent on where you live, and I don't think it would work in most places. You need enough people in the market who would use this service (which probably don't exist in most places). And people need to be willing to pay the premium you need to sustain to have this type of business. Bike shops aren't exactly very profitable ...


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You don't need such a repair service. There is a different, more practical solution: a loan bike. In The Netherlands, most bicycles are used by commuters, so expediting wouldn't work. However, there are also many places that rent bicycles. A good bike shop can simply have a couple of dozen bicycles on hand that they then loan out to a (regular) customer, ...


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Earlier this week my day was thoroughly disrupted by the stem valve in my rear tire tearing out of the tube. (It's a belt-drive bike with disc brakes, so the rear tire assemblage is more complex than I'm quite comfortable fixing myself.) I'd have called such a business in a shot. Ditto if that back tire ever goes while I'm in the middle of nowhere on a ...


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As a full-time glasses wearer, I have this same problem when using any form of mask. Dust masks for sanding in the workshop do exactly the same. My dirty fix is to make sure the mask has no holes or gaps between the upper cheek and the mask, and the nose/mask. I was once desperate and ended up using masking tape (painter's paper tape) to stick the mask ...


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Coming back 6 months after I posted this question, I'm happy to report that there has been an enormous reduction in hazardous driver behaviour, and it all changed the day I installed a 20W LED headlight. It was $10 on ebay. Best insurance ever, every rider should have one. Previously I was using a USB rechargeable strap on one (moon mask) - but it just ...


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If you want the best of all of these just put your route on mycycletour.com. It will give you the elevation profile, and also run a streetview movie of the journey so you can see how steep the hills are.


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This answer concerns mountain biking. My backpack has a dedicated helmet holding piece, but I don't use it, as inserting or removing the helmet requires adjusting 6 adjustment straps. Instead, for longer climbs, when wearing a helmet would only be filling my eyes with sweat, I clip the chin strap under both of the top cover straps. This keeps the helmet ...


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You can make your own retention system for any bag which will hold the helmet secure and close to the bag. I've done this on a number of my bags as I carry both bycicle and climbing helmets at times and there is never enough space for them inside a bag as they're such awkward shapes. Buy some elasticated cord (often called shock cord) and some cord locks ...


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I would suggest following - try to clip helmet chin strap around both backpack shoulder straps or, if backpack is not too big, try to clip it around whole backpack. (If your backpack is large enough you can put helmet inside it :). There is also possibility to use rubber strap with hooks to fasten your helmet. Tbh, I have backpack which has dedicated ...


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Stick on or sew on Velcro fastener on the strap close to the helmet and on a suitable part of the back pack or an industrial size press stud fastener. Hopefully you do not plan to carry the helmet on your back pack when you are riding


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I just use the strap with its own clip. It does swing around though. Some bags have an elastic net that works very well (I have a rucksack that does this but I hardly ever ride with it). Can you get the carabiner through both sides of the strap? That might help. It might be too tight though. Replacing the carabiner with a strap you can pull tighter might ...



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