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Aug
9
comment Why don’t fixed gear bikes have brakes?
@jeffo I don't skid. And there is absolutely no need for a rear brake - epsecially on a fixed gear. I think the reason that makes the most sense is that a person is used to riding a bike with both brakes and uses that hand. For example - most bikes in the US are set up with the rear brake on the right hand - usually the stronger/dominant hand. I set my front brake on the right bar on my fixie.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
26
comment Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
Ah, ok, thanks.
Aug
25
comment Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
What does this mean? "A slight skid at the rear will warn you... may tip" What in the world does tipping have to do with it? I use the front brake.
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling
Oct
28
awarded  Critic
Oct
28
answered When should I not use my front brake?
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
May
13
comment What are the differences between “clincher” and “tubular” tires?
So are you saying that tubes did not roll off?
Jan
18
comment Alternatives to trailers for transporting young children
I thought oregon was supposed to be a progressive state. Sounds more like a nanny state to me.
Dec
9
awarded  Precognitive
Nov
8
comment Why don’t fixed gear bikes have brakes?
There is no need for a rear brake.
Oct
20
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
Yes - all bikes sold in my state require reflectors on wheels - so that was another reason i was more concerned about rear and front lights - the rotating reflectors are usually very visible.
Oct
20
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
OK, points taken.
Oct
18
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
@Martin, Sure, we can continue to escalate the issues and the answer then is just stay home at night.
Oct
18
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
@Martin I am not worried about a car a mile away. I am worried about the ones close to me.
Oct
4
comment what benefits does a road bike give over a regular mountain bike for casual cycling?
If your current tires (tyres) are very rough/knobby you can get a lot out of putting road slicks on your rims (or have another wheelset to swap out)
Oct
1
answered Trailer hitch between a bike and trailer?
Oct
1
comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
I was also warned/told by people years ago not to use clipless pedals for a fixie. I didn't really understand the issue. In any case, I like the clipless setup with the fixie though I also have a setup with no clips and standard pedals.
Oct
1
revised One vs. Two wheeled bike trailers
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