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Sep
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answered 'safety dot' on rims
Sep
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answered Is it legal to pass a car on the right when that car is turning?
Aug
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comment Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?
See also this question on Parenting.SE: At what development stage is an infant ready for a ride in a bike trailer?
Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
+1 for the last paragraph alone.
Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
My bike is like that: 1 ring in front, 8 in the back. I love this for the simplicity, plus I don't get dirty from the front ring because it's not "naked". I only use 6 of the gears and even that is perfectly fine for my 12km commute - and I'm one of the fastest non-racers on that route.
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awarded  Excavator
Aug
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revised Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
I guess you _could_ be arrested for bicycle speeding if you cause a huge accident but this Q is only about the _speeding._
Aug
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suggested suggested edit on Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
Aug
28
answered Why are there a large number of businesses that do not allow bicycles in the drive through?
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for brakes to be reversed in bikes with Hydraulic Brakes?
@Starx: What confuses me is that so many people respond that the left hand should do the front brake. I haven't ever thought about the reasons why the brakes are left/right but it seems that most people prefer the opposite of what's common, citing safety advantages?
Aug
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comment Is there a reason for brakes to be reversed in bikes with Hydraulic Brakes?
FWIW I'm in Europe and every bike I've ever owned (nonhydraulic) has front brake on the left hand.
Aug
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comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
@Pete: What would you do? I guess just go by your own speed, and if it happens to match his speed then keep a little courtesy distance instead of drafting.