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Jul
8
revised Pannier for MacBook Pro 15 retina?
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Jul
8
answered Pannier for MacBook Pro 15 retina?
Jun
25
answered Going on a long distance bike tour: what kit do I need?
Jun
16
comment How to keep a huge cargo bike safe in the city?
If you want to further fortify it, you can replace bolts with security bolts: bicyclebolts.com
Jun
12
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
Agreed. Don't be Alec Baldwin.
Jun
6
answered Is hydroformed tubing good?
May
27
answered Minimum mountain bike trekking/touring equipment
May
27
answered Insurance for carless cyclist in California
May
19
answered Can I convert a road frame to a mountain bike?
May
17
comment Can cyclists legally ride on the sidewalk?
In general, it's safer to bike on the road with traffic, but not always. For example, when commuting in California, I rode on the sidewalk on the left side of this image while riding uphill: google.com/maps/@32.898697,-117.217461,3a,75y,52.02h,88.66t/… I did so because there was only one driveway in half a mile or more of road, and it was much safer to be on a separate path when climbing a very steep hill at ~7mph than to be in the edge of a lane full of speeding commuters with limited visibility.
May
12
comment U/D lock or folding lock?
And a thin mini-U as a secondary, along with security bolts. I've never had anything stolen in 2.5 years of riding in NYC, but I do have indoor parking at work. They fit nicely in the back pockets of my pants. Here's another overview: thesweethome.com/reviews/best-bike-lock I'd personally get a bit tougher-grade lock for NYC, but one rarely hears of a properly-used U-lock being broken on a bike that isn't super fancy. In smaller cities where the bike thieves just have bolt cutters, any u-lock is fine.
May
12
comment U/D lock or folding lock?
I personally like a thick-shackled mini-U lock as my primary lock:
May
11
comment U/D lock or folding lock?
In the United States, there isn't meaningful bicycle insurance available. Bicycles are covered by renter's/homeowner's insurance, but those policies place no stipulation on the lock used. So, in the United States, having a lock that's a good deterrent matters most— many cyclists use pretty bad locks, so simply having a U-lock (in many cities) or a high-end U-lock (in high-theft cities like NYC/SF) used properly makes all the difference.
May
6
revised How long for legs to get used to fixed gear 15 mile daily ride
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May
5
answered Is it possible to make a larger bike fit a smaller person?
Apr
28
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
24
answered How long for legs to get used to fixed gear 15 mile daily ride
Apr
18
answered 1980's bike vs New(er) Models? (Should one stay with an ancient bike?)
Apr
10
answered Tough road or touring frame/bike
Apr
10
comment Do Kevlar Belts really offer puncture protection?
I mean 'through to the tube', not 'through to the tread'.