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The only generalization that holds for the 16k users here is that we like to give and receive advice about cycling. Many people have their specializations, and some always have something to say. It's like any small community. As with any community you join, it's a good idea to quietly scout around for a while to get a feel for how the community works ...


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I gather from your question that your reasons for wanting a new stack exchange are that you don't like the kind of answers and vote dynamics from this site. I've been told already this is not a forum, well, this is not a forum. They want concrete questions that can have concrete answers, questions should not be duplicated or easily answered on google, etc ...


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If you want to propose a new site then this is not the place to do it Propose on http://area51.stackexchange.com/ But I doubt breaking off a casual or any other subset of bicycles is going to go far


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I think a more practical solution to your problem of forgetting to lock your bike would be a device (or method) to remind you to lock it. You could try a bluetooth proximity alarm tag. You pair the tag with your phone, then attach the tag to your bike. When the phone gets out of range of the tag an alarm goes off on the phone (range is typically around 10 ...


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There are locks that can be unlocked with your cell phone, but none of them lock your bike automatically. I'm pretty sure the product you are looking for doesn't exist. The reason this doesn't exist is because it wouldn't be possible. You could build a lock that would automatically lock the wheels based on a proximity detector linked to your cell phone. ...


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This answer will probably garner a lot of downvotes, but I'll say the best lock is no lock at all. I haven't used a bike lock in years. I don't ever leave my bikes somewhere that I feel the need to have them locked. My bikes are secured in my domicile, in a similar situation at work, and anywhere else they don't leave my sight. There are many different ...


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You can use just about any type of bike frame to go touring on, but there are pros and cons. Incidentally, high tensile means the same thing as Cro-Moly. It used to be any touring bike was Cro-Moly, but now you can buy good ones for a low price made of aluminium too. And for your purposes, the type of bike frame won't mean anything about how long the FRAME ...


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Last year i went on touring trip with bicycle worth 50 eu which is $54 for around 6000 km across 12 countries. My bike load was 50 kg. I had 4 panniers, 2 on front and 2 on rear and i have to say that cost of bike is not important at all. I prefer to have a bike with less equipment because there is less likely to break and less chance to be stolen. EDIT: ...


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Any steel, even hi-ten is less silly than alu for the trip you're planning and the age of your bike. The endurance strength of steel is much higher, and the material itself is not as bad as it's said to be. Also steel is easily and cheaply repairable, which is a serious advantage when you're going on a long tour with potentially few bike shops. But the ...



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