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Dec
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Dec
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comment Would a moist cloth wrapped around the nose be reasonably effective as compared to an anti-pollution mask?
@SuspendedUser: Agreed, there are natural sources of pollution. All I'm saying is that it's silly that we have to wear masks when we had found ways of keeping the air clean in the 90's itself.
Dec
28
comment Would a moist cloth wrapped around the nose be reasonably effective as compared to an anti-pollution mask?
So the ordinary masks which are designed so stylishly and advertised so well, are just a farce! It's sad that we have to use something like a paint style mask for cycling. It's even more sad that the problem could've been solved in 1996, but was killed: youtube.com/watch?v=nsJAlrYjGz8
Dec
23
comment Would a moist cloth wrapped around the nose be reasonably effective as compared to an anti-pollution mask?
@Criggie: Good catch. The query was because I ride a bicycle on polluted roads, but this could of course be extended to the times I am on a motorcycle. Everyone: A friend tried inserting cotton into his nostrils, but complained it kept falling off :) So I assume the moist cloth idea would be effective at least to some extent... Sometimes, the polluted air makes my eyes burn too. Daniel: HEPA = expensive. But really, I wish they hadn't killed electric vehicles: youtube.com/watch?v=nsJAlrYjGz8
Dec
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asked Would a moist cloth wrapped around the nose be reasonably effective as compared to an anti-pollution mask?
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accepted Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
Jun
30
comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
@heltonbiker: No no...Dad had bought me a normal bicycle (long back). Not the one shown in the pic. But the 'normal' bicycle had the characteristic of a BSO, of the brakes touching the rim even after releasing it. Was looking for a new bicycle, and wanted to ensure I buy a good one, so was interested in getting to know the technicalities. Thanks for all the help everyone! :)
Jun
29
comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
@jimirings: I'd go for 1. The bicycle was built by someone who didn't really know what they were doing.
Jun
29
comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
@heltonbiker: Thank you. I just wish I knew all this before my Dad purchased me my first bike. Will keep an eye out now.
Jun
27
comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
Sorry, should've added more info. I asked the question about fenders because I've seen it on bikes without shock absorbers too: unnoonnygroup.com/image/cache/data/CYCLES/Adults/…
Jun
27
comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
Ok, so how about this bike? unnoonnygroup.com/image/cache/data/CYCLES/Adults/… There's no wheel movement upward and downward.
Jun
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Jun
27
comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
BSO = en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_Shaped_Object :) I'm amused, but intrigued as well. Never knew. Could you share a few pics of proper bikes and how does one recognize them?
Jun
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comment Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?
Ok, so in ordinary English, it means that the point of rotation of the black bars is near the pedals. So a shock to the rear wheel pushes the rear shocks in exactly the angle that it is at. What about the mud-guard?
Jun
26
asked Why are rear shocks at a 30 degree angle and the mud-guards so high?