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Oct
11
answered How to dress for biking 3 miles to work in 40 and below so not to sweat to much but still keep warm
Sep
17
comment Should I use lights in foggy conditions?
@Avee I agree that in darkness, especially on unlit roads, one should use lights, and many people do. And NL should be taken as a benchmark for safety, since it has the lowest incident rate (approx. together with Denmark). Of course I understand that this is mainly due to infrastructure, but I simply wanted to point out that some of the reactions here are (overly) cautious because of feeling unsafe. Are there any statistics to back up suggestions here to use lights in fog?
Sep
16
answered Can anybody recommend a bike for year round commuting
Sep
16
awarded  Commentator
Sep
16
comment Should I use lights in foggy conditions?
I'd like to give a bit of counterview to this mostly English countries oriented viewpoint: in The Netherlands no single person would do this, unless possibly when visibility drops to less than 50m or so. I expect the same viewpoint more or less holds true in surrounding countries.
Sep
12
comment Netherlands: where to buy cheap bikes? (Police autions, cheapest towns)
I disagree with this question being off-topic: it asks for general places to buy a cheap, second-hand bicycle, not for specific products. This information would be relevant for anyone who would like to buy a cheap bicycle in The Netherlands.
Sep
6
answered Child bike seat usage when approaching max weight
Aug
28
comment How much of a difference will I notice going from a Mountain bike to a road bike?
And buying a Dutch style utility bicycle would be like getting a Sedan or SUV, something most suitable for an urban environment.
Aug
22
awarded  Excavator
Aug
22
awarded  Editor
Aug
22
revised Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Add that you have to get a separate ticket for taking a bicycle on trains, also for normal trains.
Aug
21
comment How to move a bicycle by bicycle
In The Netherlands, this the well known solution to transporting a second bicycle. I find it best to hold the other bicycle at the stem loosely, or you'll get cramped hands along the way.
Jun
17
awarded  Critic
Jun
17
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
This looks like flamebait. Assuming good faith, you must live in a totally different part of the world where cycling infrastructure is mostly subpar. The google streetview shows pretty good quality bicycle paths here.
Apr
24
answered How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
Apr
24
comment Urban Cycling Safety Innovations
In The Netherlands, Bike Boxes (or Advanced Stop Lines) are actually considered obsolete infrastructure, and there only are very few left, mostly replaced by completely separate cycling paths and a separate green phase for cyclists. See also aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2012/01/…
Apr
19
answered How much does rider weight increase tire pressure?
Mar
21
comment How many miles and/or commuting seasons will a modern internal geared hub last?
@NeilFein: I typically patch a flat tyre instead of completely changing the inner tube. That doesn't require you to take out the wheel, so not really that much more difficult.
Mar
6
awarded  Teacher
Mar
6
answered Internal gear hub maintenance