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answered Should I be concerned about new helmet laws?
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answered What's the real difference between cheap and expensive helmets?
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answered Is pollution a problem in urban cycling?
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Nov
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comment Randonneuring: Which UK 400k is appropriate for a new rider?
I think that to be reopened it needs to be a little less overtly specific, but as a general request for users' advice about a particular type of event, this sort of question has distinct merit.
Nov
8
revised Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
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Nov
8
comment Is it ever legal in the UK not to have two brakes on a bike?
If you think that in normal terminology a wheel is a brake, then no. But while legally a fixed's mechanism is considered to be a braking system, to most users of the language it wouldn't generally fall under what a normal reading of the original question would mean as a brake, i.e. a system of levers, cables and pads.
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?
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answered Is it ever legal in the UK not to have two brakes on a bike?
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answered Why don’t fixed gear bikes have brakes?
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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
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answered Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
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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.