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Where should I stop in this intersection when turning left?

The markings (ahead of the car in the image above) clearly indicate that you are only allowed to go straight ahead in the bike lane. For turning left you have two options: You behave like a car, and ...
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Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet?

Unbeknownst to many consumers, different helmet manufacturers use different molds for their helmets. Just like some shoe brands are known to be thinner or wider than other brands, some helmets are ...
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Legal requirement for tire tread pattern in Germany

This rumored requirement at least does not stem from the paragraphs you've cited: StVZO §63 states that §32, §34 and §36(1) also apply to other road vehicles. However, the tread pattern is regulated ...
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Where should I stop in this intersection when turning left?

I'd disagree with the other answers. Unless you prefer a Copenhagen turn / box turn / Indirektes Linksabbiegen (legal, probably safest, but slow) I'd suggest C and take the entire lane (!), exactly ...
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Which traffic light do I have to follow?

I received an answer from the traffic guidance department of the city. They told that I can either ride on the car lane (left) and then use the regular car traffic lane. If I take the bus lane (right),...
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How to read the traffic light at this German intersection?

You're meant to cross the crossing in two steps (you'll need two traffic light cycles to turn left, not like cars who manage in one cycle). I took the road names from here, which is, I think, the ...
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Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet?

Does a bicycle helmet still has protection when slicing some 1-2 mm from the inner rigid foam at a size of a 1-2 cm circle? You don't know. It's as simple as that. The amount of material you're ...
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Where should I stop in this intersection when turning left?

Having cycled there a few times myself, I have found the best line to take to be an indirect left turn (indirektes Linksabbiegen), as pictured in the image by the blue line: You continue straight ...
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Are handlebar-mounted child seats illegal in Germany?

Front-mounted child seats are not illegal in Germany but face stronger restrictions than seats mounted in the back. Good sources and discussions (in German): http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/...
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Crosswalk on a bicycle lane (DE)

If it were anything other than a standard zebra crossing, traffic would certainly have to be informed of the atypical priorities. In the image you posted, I see only two signs which could tell us ...
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57-584 tire and (50,60,62)-584 tube

'584', '27.5' and '650B' are all the same thing, specified in different wheel size systems. These size wheels originated in the older French wheel size system and are called 650B (650mm being the ...
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Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet?

The main function of a helmet is to absorb energy during an impact, I you think about it, the material that is between your head and the object being impacted, is compressed or crushed during the ...
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How to read the traffic light at this German intersection?

Your first interpretation seems correct: you get special bike only green which allows you to position yourself at the front of traffic coming from the right on the cross street, effectively making a ...
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Preventing lamps being stolen / thieves' motivations

I've never had a problem like this with dynamo powered lights. While thieves seem to be interested in clip-on lights, they don't seem interested in lights that need a wrench to remove. Of course, ...
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Major pitting in bearing cups; what can I replace?

You should replace the balls for sure. They're cheap, readily available (from any bike shop -- just take in a sample ball), and would very likely solve most of your problems. You can also fairly ...
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Where should I stop in this intersection when turning left?

Depending on driving culture in your city, all of those positions range from moderately dangerous to suicidal. B (and blocking the cycle lane) is by far the safest. The other positions any car that ...
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Preventing lamps being stolen / thieves' motivations

Bell makes a headlight/taillight combo pack that is theft resistant because the housing is secured to the bike (usually the handlebar) by a couple of long socket cap bolts. These require a 2.5 mm hex ...
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Which traffic light do I have to follow?

If you're required to be in the bus lane, then the signals for that lane would apply. Otherwise you could be stopped waiting for the other signal and holding up a bus. For a cannonical answer, ...
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Which traffic light do I have to follow?

In my opinion, the most reasonable option is to comply to what "bus traffic lights". BUT, I think this junction lacks bike traffic lights. Because, according to law, that is compliant with Vienna ...
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Buy second-hand bike in or near Frankfurt

I actually grew up near Bad Homburg, and have bought a used bike there. (You do realize that depending on where in Frankfurt you want to go, the way there from Bad Homburg can be quite far?) The two ...
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Where is my Record Luxus Racer bicycle from?

I don't think this will help you much, but I own a record bicycle, a mountain bicycle, and this brand was sold a looong time ago in my country (Mexico), I hope that the fact that it was sold in my ...
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Major pitting in bearing cups; what can I replace?

The kind of side-ways wobble is quite normal for freewheels of the period and should not cause trouble. But it's also a sign that the axle is not perfectly straight which also overloads the bearings ...
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Where should I stop in this intersection when turning left?

This answer is based on the information from the image in the original question, where it is not visible that the bike lane is straight-or-right only. Given that extra information, you should ...
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I am trying to identify who made my bike

Here is a bike with the same down tube/seat tube arrangement: Here is a bike with the same top tube arrangement, and it looks like it might have the same down tube/seat tube arrangement:
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Major pitting in bearing cups; what can I replace?

Extracting the cup is possible, but tedious. After checking the bearing races, I saw several defects on race lines. Since that means either the wheel or the cup must be replaced, I had nothing to lose ...
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Preventing lamps being stolen / thieves' motivations

I recommend not putting lights on a commuter bike that you can't truly secure (locked to a public bike rack is not secured). Invest in a good headlamp (where one is legal for use cycling). Your ...
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Preventing lamps being stolen / thieves' motivations

I'd argue that thieve's motivations are mostly that they pretend to sell what they steal or, vandalism, it may even be the same person is picking you as a target for some obscure personal motive. A ...
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How to read the traffic light at this German intersection?

If you want to go left you'll have to position yourself at the right edge of the road. When you get a green (cycle only) light you'll cross the street that come from the right at the pedestrian ...
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Where is my Record Luxus Racer bicycle from?

Made in Luxembourg, just seen one with original sticker
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Buy second-hand bike in or near Frankfurt

A few German expressions that might help you in your search: Bicycle in general: Fahrrad Road bike with drop bars: Rennrad Mountainbike: Mountainbike Folding bike: Faltrad, Klapprad Cruiser bikes: ...

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