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Fixie: how to learn to ride: step by step

I've been riding a single speed to work on a daily basis for about 3 years. I want to learn to ride a fixie. I have a flip-flop, so my fixie ratio is 48/19. I've installed straps (hold fast). My ...
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Does it makes sense to buy a new cycle to learn riding?

I am a complete newbie in the cycling world but I want to learn to cycle and use it to explore the city and the places yonder. I also intend to use it to ride daily to office gradually. So my ...
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What process do you use to start a BMX program in an area without one? [closed]

i would like to start a BMX program for our local youth. How do you go about setting one up?
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Cost of lending out a child's bike?

My son's elementary school teaches kids to ride a bike in gym class. Basically, they adjust the schedule so the 2nd grade kids (7-8 year olds) have extra gym classes during a 1 month period and during ...
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Rear Wheel Jamming on kids bike after Training Wheels

We got our son a Hyper Metro bicycle from walmart for Christmas and I assembled it with no problem. We also go training wheels for it and when I installed them, the issues began. The rear wheel will ...
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How can I teach an 18 year old girl to ride again? (Not ridden since 7)

How can I teach an 18 year old girl to ride a bicycle again after she has stopped riding at the age of 7 due to crashing into a tennis net and getting scared about cycling. She's 1.6 m (Approx 5' 3"). ...
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Teaching a child to push off

My four year old started riding a pedal bike a few days ago, and thanks to his balance bike took to it like a fish to water; he's going up and down the street or park like a pro already. He ...
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Are there classes for learning how to cycle for exercise?

Is there such a thing as a class that teaches people how to optimally ride a bicycle for exercise? This class would assume that a person "knows how to ride a bike" but that's about it (i.e. they can ...
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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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Push off with left or right leg

I'm about to teach my daughter how to use clipless pedals and got wondering if there were any advantages of pushing off from a start with the left leg or right leg. Is there any difference? To add a ...
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Adjusting disk brake positions

I recently got a new bike (below). It's rather latest technology for me. I got it assembled from a supermarket, but had to do almost all the adjustments myself. I don't know what I did wrong with ...
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Riding a bike on a tilted road

I have a dutch city bike (similar to the one shown below) with broad tires that I use for commuting short distances. When traveling on roads with a slight tilt (left to right, perpendicular to the ...
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Training Wheels for an Adult

I have a friend that refuses to attempt to learn to ride a bike without training wheels/being a tricycle, despite being 22 years old and an avid jogger..... I have an 30 year old touring bike, and a ...
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When is a child ready to switch from scooting to pedaling?

Last year, we bought a child-sized bike and removed the pedals. My three-year-old has been using it as a push bike (a.k.a. balance bike, run bike, or scooter) and learning how to balance. The plan is ...
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Fixed-gear bike: How to ride backwards?

I have flipped over my hub to try out the fixed wheel for a change, I am finding it very difficult to keep balanced while attempting to ride backwards! Does anyone have some advice or is there any ...
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Saddle for beginner rider!

I havent ridden a bike since I was a kid. And now I just purchased a second hand one to go to and from work and I found the seat like sitting on a block of wood. It was horrible! What is the best seat ...
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Teaching an adult to ride

My friend wants to learn to ride, and I've got a road bike that fits him reasonably. He's willing to buy a helmet, but not a trike or anything like that. My plan was to put the seat low and have him ...
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What is the next step in teaching my child to ride?

This is related to - but I think it's sufficiently different from - the question about how to teach a child to ride. My 8-year-old daughter can ride her own bike, but she's a bit wobbly, especially ...
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Supervising a beginner in traffic

Let's say you persuade some significant other to ride with you in the city. You both have good bikes, they are inexperienced, and you are (I am) used to commuting, including in traffic. How do you ...
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How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?

My friend, let's call him Jack, does not know how to ride a bicycle. Jack is a fully capable 27-year-old man. His father was incarcerated during a block of his upbringing, leaving him without a skill ...
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Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?

My son is about to turn two and he really likes the Skuut Balance Bike, but is this functionally any different than a small Bmx bike with no drivetrain? Update Specifically, is a run-bike designed ...
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What is a good way to learn how to ride a bike on rollers?

After seeing a few questions about rollers pop-up, such as this one, it has spiked my interest in these things again. So how do you learn how to ride on rollers? How long does it take you to get the ...
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How much do you need to concentrate when using rollers?

I'm consider getting bicycle rollers for use over winter, and I expect after the initial newness has worn off it might become boring. Can I realistically watch a DVD while using rollers? Or do they ...
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What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?

Four times a year I teach a workshop called "Be a Bike Commuter" for the local university's community education program. It's mostly based on my experience and information from the League of American ...
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What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?

My daughter is just about ready to start to ride a proper bike. I am loathe to get her a bike with training wheels/stabilisers, as just about every kid I see with them just relies on them and doesn't ...