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Right hook accident scenario: who is at fault?

You will likely be found at fault. Bicycle lanes are considered a lane of traffic that supports only one type of traffic for extended periods of time (i.e., bicycles). As such, by your description you ...
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Accident from front wheel locking up on brand new bike

Re: When I tried to spin the front wheel, it just popped out of the frame. I was NOT applying any force and it just came straight off This suggests the quick release was not properly attached or ...
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Right hook accident scenario: who is at fault?

You don't give a location, which makes this question unanswerable for your individual case. However, since there are general answers for the North American situation, I'd like to give a European ...
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Rekindling a love for cycling after an accident

Since having a car-on-bike accident last year due to me performing an Idaho stop, and the driver not stopping at all, I feel like my riding habits have changed a lot, and I realized how bad other ...
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Is there a way to remember pedal, crank position before taking sharp turns

Outside pedal down and your weight on the outside foot, that 's how we were taught at the cycling school of the cycling club. You may angle the inside leg more or less away from the bike if you want ...
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Right hook accident scenario: who is at fault?

Local laws come into play here, so you would need to study them hard to know where things sit in law. I suspect you are in the wrong. With a bicycle lane, its normal for the cyclist to have right of ...
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Accident from front wheel locking up on brand new bike

Concur - I guess the security bolt things were not working as they should, allowing the axle to move in the dropouts subtly. This caused the rotor to bind inside the caliper and your momentum did the ...
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Shaming driver on YouTube

You need to consult that legal solicitor, and take legal advice that is based in your legal jurisdiction. If you do choose to post something, that could be construed as harassment, and may not help ...
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Are recumbents more fatal in an accident than a regular bicycle?

I have been riding a M5 recumbent for the last couple months. It is a highracer so higher than a lowracer, and puts me at about even face height with sedan drivers. That's roughly even with the ...
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Re-learning how to corner aggressively at speed after bad experiences

I'm only posting this as an answer because it seemed long to comment. But i would run some drills maybe once a week or whenever your free time allows. Go to a sports store and get some little multi ...
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Can this bent (after crash) rigid steel fork get repaired?

I expected the question to be about bent legs/tines on the fork. That is a bent steerer tube on the fork, which means it was one/both of one heck of an impact exacerbating an existing weakness in ...
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How do I stop people blaming me for a crash?

I dispute your claim that the collision was entirely the pedestrian's fault. Of course, the pedestrian shouldn't have stepped into the road without looking. However, you, as a road user in a busy city ...
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Front disc brake wobbling / grinding on pads after full braking and minor plunge

Two possibilities - the wheel itself have shifted, unlikely with a though axle though. The crash does not seem to have be bad enough for a major damage like deformed hub to damaged carbon fork (...
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How to check bike damage after impact

Start by removing the untrue wheel and tweaking it back to straight. Can be easier to do if the tyre/tube is removed. While the wheel is off, give it a good clean and dry. Assuming your frame is ...
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Can this bent (after crash) rigid steel fork get repaired?

The quick answer is NO, you can't bend back the fork. Or at least not at a reasonable price. Your bike looks right knackered. You could maybe find a used fork off a donor bike for free or cheap at a ...
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How do I stop people blaming me for a crash?

Note: this answer is not trying to determine or attribute blame for the incident, rather it focuses on why the general public may attribute more blame to “cyclist” than may seem appropriate to the ...
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Front disc brake wobbling / grinding on pads after full braking and minor plunge

Thanks to Jeff and Matt for your thorough answers. Here's a report of the repair ... Repair results The brake was tightly bolted to the fork, the bolt weren't loose at all. After partially undoing ...
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Insect stings while bike riding

It happened twice to me to be stung: once a wasp entered from the neck under my loose shirt, and being trapped between the fabric and my chest didn't find anything better than stinging me. another ...
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Rekindling a love for cycling after an accident

I've had my ins and outs with riding and I've found that buying a new bike only sometimes works. What I'd recommend is maybe trying a new style of cycling or finding something to train toward. I ...
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How do I stop people blaming me for a crash?

Have you noticed when people (especially road users) have confrontations in anger, they’re usually not listening to what the other person has to say? Normally each party is forcefully putting out ...
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Dent on aluminium frame?

This is only engineering judgement, not technical analysis: the damage does not appear particularly serious or significant at that location. As Daniel advises above, keep an eye on it for cracks ...
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Is there a way to remember pedal, crank position before taking sharp turns

While the current answers about foot position in a turn are appropriate, I suspect your accident was more the result of trying to pedal through a corner, than the result of forgetting how to position ...
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Does a highly visible frame colour improve safety significantly?

It wouldn’t make much difference from the rear. All a driver could see from the rear is the top of your seat stays, which aren’t very large. Same goes for the front. From the side, it would make more ...
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Homemade handlebar tape?

I figure the real question is this: "How can crashing with a road bike be made more economical?" The first and real answer is don't crash as much; you risk injury to yourself and your bike. Ride ...
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Homemade handlebar tape?

If I need tape on a bare bar I use "hockey tape". It's similar to cloth "adhesive tape" or "electrical tape", but intended to be held with the hands and it comes in a variety of colors. If the ...
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Homemade handlebar tape?

If you want to make your bar tape last longer, there are a couple approaches you can take: repair it when it is damaged, or invest in longer-lasting bar tape. Even though it seems like it might be ...
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Does a highly visible frame colour improve safety significantly?

I found a nice product that is a roll of shiny black tape that reflects very brightly at night and would just look like a faint black stripe on your black frame when not reflecting. It works during ...
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Pet Safety and Adult Tricycle

12 Lb is about 5 kilograms. You could carry your dog in a front basket on the handlebars perfectly well. An old blanket or shirt makes for good disposable padding. A wicker or fine mesh would be ...
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Rekindling a love for cycling after an accident

I've had two slip and slides this year, one on a downhill corner and one turning on ice. The first wasn't bad. but the ice fall was a lot of bruising. The bike was okay both times, a wheel true and ...
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Nearly getting hit by reckless vehicles. What can be done?

What would happen to the driver if I had recorded this incident and reported it? Do I need video evidence? What is the official law? To me, a vehicle can be used as a weapon, and not paying ...
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