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Nov
18
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
14
comment How much light is enough for year round commuting?
@PeteH it's common for reviewers to receive free samples to review, however some reviewers may also have an advertising relationship with some of the companies. However, with larger organizations, the people doing the advertising agreements and the people doing the testing may be completely separate groups. To ensure no conflict of interest, some reviewers like myself accept no advertising, sponsorship, product placement, etc. from any company whose products they review.
Sep
29
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
@Batman I usually carry an allen wrench, a small adjustable wrench, small phillips and flathead screwdriver, and a pocket knife. That's about it. If there's a particular small tool that might be useful to carry for this sort of situation (that could be useful for other situations too) I could consider carrying it.
Sep
29
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
@PeteH that sounds like a possibly viable answer. Could you expand it into an answer with info about how one would go about breaking the chain, (presumably) putting it back together, ensuring it's lined up properly, etc?
Sep
29
asked If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
revised Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Added more details and changed name to TriMet, added back image from conflicting edit
Aug
22
revised Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Added more details and changed name to TriMet, added back image from conflicting edit
Jul
25
revised Please help me identify my bike
Removed emoticon from title, fixed typo in body
Jul
25
suggested suggested edit on Please help me identify my bike
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
29
comment Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
@andy256 right, due to seeing me sooner because of the light, they have more time to determine and execute a safe and appropriate response.
Jun
29
comment Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
Also, some bike lights these days are brighter than motorcycle or even some car lights.
Jun
29
comment Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
Regarding batteries, most lights bright enough to be visible during the day are using rechargeable batteries anyways.
Jun
29
answered Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
Jun
29
comment Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?
@Jason I understand, but that misses the point. You're addressing a broader question of "is it safer to treat bikes like cars or like pedestrians," not my question of whether it is actually safer or not specifically to bike with or against traffic.
Jun
29
comment Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?
While this is valid and tangentially relevant commentary, it doesn't answer my question at all. I'm asking why it's safer to ride with traffic, not what the societal implications are of which side you bike on.
Jun
26
answered How to correctly align “be seen” lights
Jun
21
answered Is this a good bike light? And should I give these people my money?