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Uh... Surprised why nobody's mentioned: 1) A dynamo-powered light changes intensity depending on speed (may not be an issue with modern LEDs which require low power); 2) No lights at all if you're stationary. This a serious disadvantage. If you have to stop in a dark area for whatever reason (puncture, something fell off the rear carrier), being seen is ...


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All brakes work by converting kinetic energy into heat through friction. In disk brakes, the heat builds up in both the rotors and calipers. Under heavy sustained braking, such as down a long steep hill, the calipers can get hot enough to start to boil the brake fluid. Because gases are easily compressible, boiling brake fluid causes a loss of braking ...


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After traumatically sudden failures of a carbon seatpost, and shortly after, a carbon wheel, both resulting into painful crashes, I decided that my next fancy bike would not be a carbon fibre one, but titanium. I ended up buying a Cube HPT (frame made by Lynskey). After two years of moderate use (no crashes) I discovered a horizontal crack across the weld on ...


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I have not read all answers and comments so I might have missed a link already here, but I think this is the best site for for arguments about all to do with cycling and road safety. On the right hand site you will find many internal links to posts in themes, like 'what works' or 'cycle paths' I am not able to give you useful quotes from each of the links ...



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