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comment How do I reduce slack in the chain of a single-speed bicycle?
WARNING. When working on a fixed gear chain. New here, I can't comment on the above, so I thought I'd add this warning. Since there is no slack in a fixed gear chain if you spin the chain and get a finger caught in the sprocket, you can lose a finger. This would be unlikely with single speed instead of fixed gear, but is something you should be aware of if you're going to start adjusting your chain.
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comment Should I change both tires when I need to change one?
Car tires also wear differently on the left and right, so swapping out an odd number of tires can leave you with different traction from left to right, where most people would want the car to perform equally in all directions.
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revised What are good bicycle workouts for a runner?
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answered What do you do to make positive you remember your water bottle?
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answered How to keep the pants from getting dirty
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comment How do I change a road bike into a commuter bike?
+1 for mentioning tires. Get tires that can take a little abuse.
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comment Why don’t fixed gear bikes have brakes?
There is no need for a front brake. There is no need for a bicycle. The rear brake serves a purpose. This is easily demonstrable by applying it and seeing that it does something. Apply them both and stop a tad faster, not much, but some. Then there are road conditions where you might apply the rear only to slow, such as on slick wet roads or gravel.
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answered Why ride a single-speed bike?
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comment Why ride a single-speed bike?
The one word answer to single speed vs fixed gear is "coasting".
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answered Why don’t fixed gear bikes have brakes?