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What camera could I mount or rig to my bike that can read/recognize license plates

Background and context: I'm getting tired, very tired. I live in a car-addicted cesspool (I don't own a car, I only bike and walk) with some of the worst drivers south of Mason-Dixon line. Every, and ...
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Riding with clipless pedals around the city

A friend of mine has been riding a road bike since last year. He is considering switching to clipless pedals but he doesn't want to be locked in to his bike while he is riding around the city. We have ...
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Repair/Replace rim brakes with bottom cable routing

Ok people I need some knowledge around here. I'm working on fixing up my wife's bike. It's a wonderful classic Peugeot women's city bike. Mid 70s steel frame. I've run into the issue of the brakes. ...
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Where can I buy fenders that enclose the wheel partially, like rental bikes usually have?

How can I find those true mudguards that rental bikes usually have? I don't know what terms to search for or which shops to look in. These images show the fenders I am looking for:
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I would like a one-mile-range e-bike: why aren't there any?

I have a 3 mile daily commute that I bike in Toronto. I enjoy it very much, but there are times I'd like a bit of an e-boost; for example when a car cuts me off while I'm in the middle of climbing a ...
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Why Did Old Soviet City Bikes Have Longer Frames in General

Yesterday I got my hands on an old soviet city bike "Ukraine". It was produced in Kharkov velo factory, 1987. I could not help but notice that the bike frame has different geometry compared ...
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magazines/webpages about city/commuting/folding bicycles

In any shop you can find magazines about sport road or MTB, same about webpages or forums. However, I find really difficult to find good pages about bicycles focused in daily mobility/transportation. ...
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Does a street rent-a-bike/scooter exist that does not require an account or app, but rather simply paying by credit card?

I'm looking at companies like Bird, Lime and similar. They require an account so that they will have your credit card details on hand and be able to charge you at the end based on the length of your ...
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How to choose semi-pro MTB for all weather [closed]

I'm looking for universal semi-pro quality MTB for all weather. I'd like to have mounts for installation of sturdy metallic mudguards. Example: Also I'd like to have option to install confortable ...
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Searching a new city tyre for Two old bikes, one has 26x1,90 tyre on it and another has 37-622(28x1 3/8x1 5/8)

I have two old bikes. Without changing their rims, I want to make them city bikes which I will use for going to work. I prefer thin tires as much as possible. Could you help me to choose a good pair ...
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Why my bike gear won't change only when I stop pedaling?

I have an issue with my bike, it works nicely until I am changing the gears. Every time I want to change one gear up, I have to stop pedaling or it won't change. There is no issue going back one gear.
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Why aren't 16" wheel city bikes more common?

I love the Brompton with its obvious folding capabilities. However the best part of the bike for me is not the folding but the fact that it's small with its 16" wheels and light/compact frame. I ...
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What can you do when a driver cuts you off?

Commuting into work by bicycle can be a serious challenge if you’re anywhere other than Amsterdam. I commute by cycling in London, about 6 km each way through busy parts of central London. Although I ...
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Is there a way to share a tight staircase/steps with pedestrians?

One of my destinations in the city has a peculiar access route - I need to descend a very narrow set of steps, a staircase, which has barely enough space to let two pedestrians pass. I'd estimate its ...
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Unable to adjust alignment of handlebars

I have a Dutch build Gazelle Superior Special that is a rather old bicycle. I have noticed that the handlebars are no longer fully aligned with the front wheel. I have decided to remove the threaded ...
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What is the best commuter bike tire?

My fiancee expressed interest in going on rides together, so I borrowed my mom's old purple Univega Via De Oro that's running 21sp Shimano STX-RC. I replaced the cables and overhauled the shifters, ...
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What tyre characteristics should I look for in a commuting tire? [duplicate]

I am living in London, but moving to a suburb where my commute would take me through a park. Being rainy England, the track can get quite muddy and my current tyres don't seem to be suitable. What ...
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

I cycle to work each day, about 2.5 miles in each direction through a moderate sized town on paved roads (I don't use any dusty trails or go offroad etc). The climate is somewhat dry and arid with ...
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How do you come to a stop without dismounting? [duplicate]

I'm an avid bicycler who has just moved to the city (Boston). As I (unlike many folks here) am unwilling to run red lights and violate traffic laws, I often have to come to a stop, dismount, and wait ...
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How to learn to ride a bike better?

I can ride a bike somehow, but I'd like to learn to do it better (maneuvering, etc.) before starting to use it as a way to move about the city. Any suggestions how I should go about doing that, what I ...
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Why do only downhill mountain bikers wear full face helmets?

A lot of cyclists are concerned about safety and having the proper equipment, but I have never seen a cyclist riding in the city with a full-face helmet, nor have I seen a full-face helmet marketed ...
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How much does a front wheel last with disc brakes vs calipers?

I've read that the calipers end up "eating" the rim. How many km in the city or touring (with a normal use of the brakes) does it take to destroy a rim? Is it something to worry about? Considering ...
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what is the official site of diamond bicycle or frame(not "diamondback") [closed]

im go to shop and buy a bike that its name diamond not diamond back has shimano gears and vbreak and has kenda tires and frame is steel do any one know this bike is made in where? and what is official ...
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Hybrid mountain bikes for the city?

So I'm currently looking for a new bike and would like to get another mountain bike as it's most important to me that it's resilient and that I can ride all terrain. However most of the time I'd use ...
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Is this road/city frankenbike concept a feasible idea?

I do a half-hour each way city commute every day and the Yepp EasyFit mount I just installed on the rear rack of my already over-optioned Vanmoof 5.1 is the straw that broke the camel's back. In ...
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is biking lower wacker drive in Chicago a good/feasable idea?

Not sure if location specific questions are on topic here but, here goes: I live in Chicago, and I'm curious about biking Lower Wacker Drive. (If you're not from Chicago, it's where the underground ...
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City Bikes vs E-Bikes with baby trailer

We moved the Denmark where the bicycle roads are extremely good and there are only a few hills. Our house a bit far from the center so my wife and I will need to ride like 8-9km to city center quite ...
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Can anyone tell me how pedelec sensor in PAS bicycles work?

While doing a literature review I found out about pedelec sensors (while googling some sensor to find torque applied by the rider). Is anyone who has used it willing to share the mechanism and can you ...
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What is the safest type of pedal for all-weather city cycling?

I've been commuting by bike for many years on different types of strapless platform pedal and have always been nervous about clip-in pedals. Excluding any accidents caused by getting used to a new ...
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Shimano Nexus 3 (SG-3C41) 2 and 3 gear problem - Ring Gear Unit Repair

I have this internal gear hub and i try to fix it. 1st gear is ok. On 2nd and 3rd gear, especially when I run faster, the hub is not engaging properly, missing engagement sometimes. It is not problem ...
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How to proceed when pedestrians occupy the dedicated bike path?

I go to work every day on my bike. In my town there are only few bike roads but luckily one is about half of my way to job, but a lot of pedestrians believe they are bikes and occupy the bike path. At ...
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Is Marseille a safe place to ride a bicycle?

I learned to ride a bike quite recently and I was thinking about moving to Marseille next year to study. I love bikes and I would love to be able to get one there and move around the city using it. I'...
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Bike suggestions for a heavy rider [closed]

I'm a 5'10, 300lbs rider looking to get back on a bike after many years and many pounds. I owned a 1999 Trek 7700 Multitrack and road about 20 miles a day for many years before injuries, age and time ...
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What first bike to buy? [closed]

I'm going to be moving to a semi-urban area in a few months. I'd love to buy a bike to be able to travel around the town. I don't want to spend too much money. I'd say the best < $300 can get me. ...
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best ride to burn tummy fat

what type of ride should I choose? I own kross k10 bike. Currently I am doing 7.7 km lap with combination of slow-fast-slow (40%-20%-40%) of total path. Am I doing it correct?
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Advice on Folding Bicycle

I am planning to buy a folding bicycle (brand doesn't matter). Intent is commuting to work inside the city (5-6 kms one side run). Reason for folding bicycle is space constraint in my apartment. I ...
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Is there a way to hop up onto a parallel curb?

The scenario: you're riding in a curb-adjacent, paint-only bike lane. You happen to look over your shoulder (or in your mirror) and see a vehicle approaching from behind, either fully in the bike lane,...
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Building a city/trail bike with a CX frame, what should I consider? [closed]

What would be a good build for a 80% city / 20% trail bike? I recently purchased a Cinelli Mash CXSS frame, I will be mainly riding in the city but wanted to also take it to the trails every couple ...
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Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?

In the city I live in, there's a lot of two lane roads. I feel much more comfortable taking the lane, as to not have a car come up from behind and clip me while overtaking. However, when I ...
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Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?

The city I live in isn't especially well designed for cycling. There are some streets with parallel parking on the sides, and in this situation it's safer to ride in the middle of the lane as to ...
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How to jump curbs?

Putting aside the question should one ever ride on the sidewalk, I would like to jump curbs safely and seamlessly. Assume a hardtail mountain bike with high saddle (we are in the city), at a speed of ...
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Does height of bicycle affect the energy we put to ride?

I used a road-bike (gearless) and its height was even not reaching to my waist and I was becoming very tired even after 10 min. of cycling (in city). I remember I have read somewhere that angle of ...
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A bike for city commute - disc brakes, bar-end shifters, tires

I'm planning on buying a bike for city commute. My commute to work is approximately 12km (7.5 miles) one way. I live in Vancouver which means: I'll be riding in rainy weather frequently. I'll be ...
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Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?

I would like to mount my smartphone on my bike's handlebar. However, I am worried about that the vibrations when cycling will damage my smartphone's internal electronics. I am using a trekking ...
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What natural features and governmental conditions contribute to a bicycle friendly town/city?

I enjoy bicycling the most in cities that provide separate lanes for bicyclists - Portland and Boulder come to mind. In addition to bicycle lanes, what other governmental/civic actions ensure a safe ...
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How to protect myself when falling off the bicycle

Today was rainy in Palo Alto and I was driving home in bike lane. My bike slipped and I felt off my bike in a part of bike lane that was made of concrete instead of asphalt(here). I didn't injured and ...
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Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?

When I lock my bicycle I try to lock it on quiet spots, usually on street racks situated on secondary streets. I think it will be less visible so it will attract less looks. On the other hand, if a ...
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Suggestions on buying a road bike for the city

I'm looking to buy a bike with which to get around Atlanta. My budget is about $500. I've seen lots of suggestions for a fixie but those seem relatively difficult. I plan to ride about 5-10 miles ...
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What is the hand gesture for "I'm sorry"?

I usually signal "turn left" and "turn right" and "pass me by, take point". However, there is one more situation that happens to me often and I do not know a widely accepted gesture to convey my ...
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What should I consider when buying a respirator?

I'm using my bicycle to ride from home to work and back. Now I face a problem that the air is not so clean: dust, car exhaust etc. So I'm thinking of buying a respirator (i.e., an anti-pollution mask)...
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