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Nov
5
comment Why ride a single-speed bike?
Maybe the question is ambiguous @David HAust, but the questioner, in a comment to bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1980/… explicitly says that this question is to answer "why no freewheel?" ...
Nov
4
answered How should I negotiate price with bicycle salespeople?
Nov
4
answered Is it ever legal in the UK not to have two brakes on a bike?
Nov
4
answered Why don’t fixed gear bikes have brakes?
Nov
4
answered what to do during the week before a century?
Nov
3
comment What is the difference between a “single-speed bike” and a “fixed-gear” bike?
The 3-speeds are still quite unusual, but not entirely extinct the classic Sturmey Archer 3-Speed Fixed Groupset has been recently reborn.
Nov
3
comment Why ride a single-speed bike?
If it's not fixed, it's broken ;)
Nov
3
comment Why ride a single-speed bike?
I can see the ambiguity in the phrase construction, but given that the fixie question was explicitly cited, I assumed that the basis for this question would be around why people chose un-fixed single-speed, as the why-fixed was answered elsewhere?
Nov
3
comment Why ride a single-speed bike?
You didn't answer the question though - why single speed rather than fixed? What prompted the choice (after 8 years, didn't you ever consider the option?)
Nov
3
answered Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
Oct
26
answered How can I improve my pedal stroke?
Oct
22
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
There are two types of people in the helmet debate. Those who can't understand what all the fuss is about, it's just a lid, right? And then there are those who've had an incident and realise that the helmet prevented something a lot worse. Of course, there is a third group, but they can't read these posts.
Oct
22
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
I think that the back-it-up principle is the only way topics like this can be justified on a Q-and-A site like SE.
Oct
21
comment Fixed-gear vs single-speed for clipless pedals
Part of the usefulness of riding fixed is the training angle - your legs are always moving - and descending it a different kind of hard work. It also means when you shift back to riding a free hub, your pedalling will be smoother, more rhythmical and you will definitely appreciate the ability to take a break ...
Oct
21
comment Arguments for/against bike lanes?
Absolutely. There are a few corners on my normal route where that blue paint is positively dangerous when there's been the slightest rainfall.
Oct
21
answered Fixed-gear vs single-speed for clipless pedals
Oct
20
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
20
answered Arguments for/against bike lanes?
Oct
19
answered Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets?
Oct
19
comment Do I have to simply wait for google maps to add cycling directions to my area? Or can I help?
+1 - that is a site which deserves everyone's support. There are plenty of iPhone/Android/etc. apps which allow you to upload new routes/photos/details to the site if it's not detailed enough for your purpose yet.