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I'm an experienced bike commuter and touring cyclist. I have passions for folding bikes, drawing and painting, and playing my guitars. I'm often seen hauling groceries with or taking photos from my bike. I'm also a musician, and my band also has released a couple of albums.

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revised What are the 'easiest' ways to determine functional threshold power?
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revised As recumbents are low to the ground and hard to see, how to you use one safely on a normal road?
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answered As recumbents are low to the ground and hard to see, how to you use one safely on a normal road?
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revised As recumbents are low to the ground and hard to see, how to you use one safely on a normal road?
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revised How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
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revised When or how often should I replace my bike helmet?
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answered When or how often should I replace my bike helmet?
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
A click-stand isn't attached to the bike permanently. You'd know it if you had one. Kick-stands come in a few different varieties: One legged, two-legged (and there are subtypes in there), ones that attach to the front of the chainstay, ones that attach in back, and probably even more types I'm not aware of. Perhaps we need something that asks what the different kinds of kickstands are and what their advantages are?
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
@Dustin: What's good about bar-end shifters that's better than, say, twist-shifters, STI shifters, et cetera?
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
+1; Without fenders, you get a bike like this, or even this if you're unlucky.
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comment Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
Do you know this for a fact, or is this simply absence of knowledge of such a provision? (Some jurisdictions have exceptions for bicycles. For example. New York State in the US allows bikes to ride on the shoulder, but NJ has no such provision that I've been able to find -- and I have looked.)
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
This is a bit more of a product review than an answer explaining a general accessory, because (at least at present) there's only one company I know of that makes these.)
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
My GPS has an altitude function, although I find it to be not as accurate as I'd like. Are there altimeters available for bicycles that are more accurate?
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answered What's your most useful cycle accessory?
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Which kickstand do you have now? This would be even more useful if you provided details about what kickstand you have and why you like it.
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
What's good about the CamelBak in particular, as opposed to other bladder brands?
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Can you add what particular use this is good for? (e.g., commuting, as a giant tool bag for frail volunteers, whatever?)
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Perhaps what can differentiate this page from the terminology index can be that one explains what something is in a general way, like a trunk rack bag, but this page explains something in particular, like Brock's answer about the Topeak rig? This answer is particularly good, because it's not just a product recommendation, but a recommendation for a particular bag with a particular rack.