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Dec
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answered Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it?
Dec
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comment Are there Dynamo powered, rear flashing lights?
Yeah, sad thing that in Germany flashing rear lights are not officially allowed. I have the Toplight Line Plus myself, and it helps keeping drivers at a distance.
Dec
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comment How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?
Given a Motorbike, fitness should be no problem. They do not have to be fair. Not sure if they have motorbikes in Chicago
Dec
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Dec
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comment How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?
And normally there is no problem with the check, except if somebody is trying to avoid it. This is suspicious ... and they will want to find out why you avoided it. It is also an offence in Austria to ignore stop commands from a police officer.
Dec
11
comment How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?
Again, this is Austria. You do not have to fear Police, except if you are doing stupid stuff. Well cycle on and miss your free cookie and they might have put a patrol car and some motorcycles 500 m up front and might stop you forcefully. This is what they are doing on ordinary checkpoints, they are not dumb. Or there might be no patrol car because bike lobby is here and everybody stops. There is a reason we are converting this inconvenience to a pleasant experience. In Austria, checks like this are not so unusual for cars and for bikes, because we have a problem with drunk drivers.
Dec
10
answered Are there Dynamo powered, rear flashing lights?
Dec
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comment How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?
No fear! The relationship between police and population is a little bit more relaxed in Austria. And they would do the checkpoint anyway, but if we in on it there are no fines and reprimands but free reflectors and free chocolate.
Dec
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answered How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?
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answered What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
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accepted What to buy when looking for a low maintenance city bike that allows sportive riding
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answered Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
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Jul
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revised Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?
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Jul
25
comment Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?
Hmm ... well why are penlight batteries a PITA? Already made some coin cell to AA conversions for some of my other battery lights, always had good experiences. It is my first dynamo to battery conversion though ... Setting my bike on fire sounds unreasonable, except if there is a shortage somewhere, but there is not and I got separate plus and minus cables everywhere, no power goes over the frame. @Mσᶎ i will try a slightly larger voltage, I have a variable voltage AC DC converter and a multimeter at home. Thanks for the input!
Jul
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comment Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?
I just want to do this because I have had issues with rim dynamos in the past and want a reliable power source, and I am to lazy to install a hub dynamo. It is also a cost issue, I already have the rechargeable batteries, but would have to buy a new dynamo. This is my city bike, that could get stolen at any time, so I do not want to invest a lot of money in componets.
Jul
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accepted Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?