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Jun
29
comment Safety data: Which is safer, head/tail lights which blink or emit a steady beam?
I don't see how a bad light at a car justifies your bad light. It's an invalid argument. And while a blinking light might not be less safe for the one who uses it, they make the traffic less safe for everybody else. It's just childish.
Jun
19
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Feb
14
comment Headphones while cycling
@Paul: Since there is a second argument to close your post: How long do car drivers use radio? And they are sitting in a cage of glass. They hear less, are always surrounded by the noise of their car and are going higher speeds. So silence seems not necessary for driving in general. But as cyclist, i often overtake other cyclists, which turn left without looking back. They behave as if they could hear everything coming from behind. Electric cars will punish such behaviour much more than my 85 kg (+ 10 kg Peugeot Palermo).
Feb
14
comment Headphones while cycling
@Benzo: The linked duplicate says: it almost seems wrong to edit and make some of the answers sound off, but FWIW, I was asking in reference to riding places without cars. Parks and such. Vote to reopen!
Feb
14
comment Headphones while cycling
When I cycle over streets I know, I encounter cars. Surely without car's I would only be in the pure nature. There can be many unknown things, so I would pull off the headphones only there.
Aug
29
comment What is considered the maximum safe downhill speed on a road bike?
@Reid: Or km/h. Isn't that the international standard for speed measurements?
Jun
6
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May
19
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Apr
21
awarded  Editor
Apr
21
revised Why such a dramatic drop in power when the handlebars are lower than the seat?
spelling kph => km/h
Apr
21
suggested suggested edit on Why such a dramatic drop in power when the handlebars are lower than the seat?
Feb
28
comment Safety data: Which is safer, head/tail lights which blink or emit a steady beam?
@DQdlM: I only have a citation for the law in Germany and a second one
Feb
27
comment How to deal with lock that keeps jamming?
In locks, you normally don't use oily liquids, but graphite.
Feb
7
comment Should I tune up or replace bike?
Why is this a comment, not an answer?
Jan
25
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
The data shown in the question shows the stagnation in the last 10 years, but you take your claim of 5% increase in speed over 10 years from exactly that data. So where is the contradiction? Maybe you're not allowed, to build an overall average, and ask where it was in the last 10 years. (If there would have been such an increase, it would have been an overall increase of 55% - wouldn't it?:) ). So if there is no linear progression, you can't base your expectation on it. From a more practical viewpoint, how fast would a cyclist be in the year 2110, 2210, 3010, 12010?
Jan
25
comment If I'm riding on the road, and there is a red light but a walk signal in my direction, should I go?
@BrianCampbell: Maybe, if you're using a car, ignoring the red lights can save you 5 minutes too?
Jan
25
answered Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
Jan
24
comment Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
a) From an energy standpoint, take it as a fitness exercise. b) From an energy standpoint, watch out early, and adapt your speed, so you needn't stop.
Jan
24
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
I'm sorry, but your reasoning sounds flawed. An overall average can happen with a logarithmic curve, or reaching to a limit. Expecting a 5% growth for 10 years after seeing a growth of 50% over 100 years is not reasonable then, and in fact, our data basis is just asking, why there is no 5% increase in the last 100 years.
Dec
19
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