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Jun
25
comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
If there is only one lane in each direction, ride on the left of the lane (i.e. in the middle of the road) before turning, such that cars have sufficient space to pass you on your right (which is where they should be passing you when you are about to turn left, so your path does not intersect with theirs). In Dutch we call this voorsorteren and it's a major part of cycling education. Literally, it means pre-sorting.
Jun
25
comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
When turning left you should be turning from the left (or middle) of the leftmost lane. If you can't do that, it's safer to stop and cross as a pedestrian would. Whether cars should slow down and wait for you to cross their path is at best debatable. I believe that @RobAu is right and that traffic going straight has priority.
Jun
25
comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
Personally, I find bright flashing front lights very annoying. Being seen is essential but it's not the whole story.
Jun
4
comment Do certain makes/models/types of bikes get stolen more than others?
I've never had a bike stolen. I attach it with three heavy locks when outside in a big city or in a shed that others have access to, but I don't leave it outside overnight. Thieves could take off the lights, pedals, seat, kickstand, handlebar, but it's never happened. Not even the pump that isn't locked to anything at all. This is for a high-end touring bike.
Jun
4
comment Do certain makes/models/types of bikes get stolen more than others?
I have wondered the same. Would painting an expensive touring bike pink deter thieves? Are recumbents less likely to be stolen? The level of sexiness may have an impact.
Jun
4
comment Do certain makes/models/types of bikes get stolen more than others?
This does not answer the question.
May
27
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
I'm not saying a 20 year old steel frame is better than a new steel frame.
Mar
12
comment How to evaluate used bicycle price?
Aren't the frame and wheels on a racer too weak to support serious bicycle touring?
Feb
23
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Feb
22
accepted What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
Feb
22
comment What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
Did you have a word for the “thing”?
Feb
21
revised What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
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Feb
21
comment What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
How would it prevent scratches?
Feb
21
asked What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
Dec
9
comment Why do we rarely see recumbents and almost never see velomobiles?
What kind of environment do you ride in? Bike trails? Bike lanes? Rural roads? Big city with roads shared with car traffic?
Nov
5
comment Should I replace both wheels/rims if I convert the front to a dynamo hub?
100 miles in 3 years of commuting? That's a short commute!
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
12
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
Is it hilly or mostly flat?
Aug
12
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
+1 for a power-assisted velomobile
Jul
3
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