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To add to Michael's comment if it's your property you can't be forbid to bring a bicycle into your apartment, unless it's somehow unlawful to be in possession of said bicycle. Would you be forbid to bring a crank set or a pair of wheels or a bar set into your apartment? Why would you be forbid to bring those things assembled in a certain way into your ...


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In my experience, it seems fairly standard practice for the tenancy agreements supplied by agents to forbid the storage of bikes in properties. I have always just done so regardless, though I can understand why you might want to avoid clearly violating the terms of your agreement. I'm fairly sure that your landlord (unless they are live-in) is required to ...


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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition did a survey of in their ara of why more women don't ride their bikes. Scroll towards the bottom to find a list of concerns tied to specific survey data. One of the reasons was that "37% of respondents did not agree that it was possible to transport children or groceries on a bike". (edit: link dead, edit in article via ...


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The UK Highway Code say's: Look all around before moving away from the kerb, turning or manoeuvring, to make sure it is safe to do so. Give a clear signal to show other road users what you intend to do. Source


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As a former and occasional landlord, I can see why folks would try to forbid bikes in building. They have a nasty habit of leaving gouges in hallways and doors right about the height at which pedals are when they're carried. But such things are really best handled under general prohibitions against damaging property and assessing damages against security ...


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You can read about the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia here http://www.bennamibia.org/ We are a local organisation that helps establish bicycle shops.


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According to the MTA, bikes can go on trains, only folding bikes can go on buses. From http://www.mta.info/bike/: NYC Transit Subway Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains. Be courteous to your fellow passengers by standing with your bike, moving it ...


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I use all four official hand signals when cycling. This is in the UK of course. Turning left: Left arm out. Turning right: Right arm out. Slowing down or stopping: right arm out, palm down and waving clearly up and down. Going straight across (for junctions): Right arm bent out at the elbow with hand pointing up.


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While New York City is at the moment quite bike-friendly, potholes, cracks, and patched roads are still problems. Unfortunately, there seems to be no single resource for finding smooth roads in the city. The best you can do may be to rely on information from several sources, and use your own experience to decide on how to use the information. Google Maps ...


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Sounds like there's been some good progress since this question was asked. I've found the following options. My use case is a 5 mile commute Mon-Fri with some approx 50% commutes requiring transportation of a tiny mobile office followed by walking that office around a city. Here are the options I've found (UK). Ortlieb Pannier Carry System SJS: £25. I ...


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To answer the most recently edited version of this question: This is purely anecdotal, but a number of women have told me that they'd like to commute by bicycle but are uncomfortable doing so without a helmet and were also not willing to mess up their hair with a helmet. Helmet debate aside, it seems that a PR campaign emphasizing that cycling is safer ...


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I generally avoid going onto the shoulder, unless it's reasonably well paved, sufficiently wide, and otherwise suitable for riding, in which case I'll try to stay on it. I don't get off the roadway just because cars are coming, or because I'm necessarily moving slowly. A bicycle is a "vehicle" in most of the US, and entitled to use the roadway as any other ...


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I assume people do this but maybe not everyone does - look for an alternate route. I will take a route that is slightly longer and slower if it means I feel like I am welcome on the road and in less danger. e.g. side streets, local streets, where cars can't travel as fast. Also, roads that are more commonly taken by cyclists. The more cyclists on the road, ...


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Framesaver is really hard to get, also sucks to breathe and get on the skin, I would use linseed oil instead, apply it pretty much the same, break frame down squirts some down all tubes and rotate bike all around for an even coating, the linseed will cake on the steel and leave a residue that's harmless to steels but will protect from oxide. Linseed oil can ...


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One of the best reference articles on the topic of children and bicycles is Family Biking Ages and Stages from the Totcycle.com blog. A bakfiets is great for the youngest rides because a the child rides in front of you, so you can make eye-contact. A rear-facing carseat can be strapped in, and the center of gravity is down low, and the baby is further ...


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If you want to buy locally, and you're looking for uncommon parts or an uncommon bicycle, try a Google web search. It can take you to a site that has what you want. Here's an example: Just today, I did a Google search for toronto used | second-hand | preowned | pre-owned folding bike. And indeed, the first Google hit took me to a local classifieds site ...


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Here are some rides I've been on lately that might interest you, depending on your level of fitness. 15mi - Hawk Hill Climb 45mi - Paradise Loop 70mi - Mt Tam from Fairfax Marin county, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, has some absolutely beautiful cycling. The climb up Hawk Hill isn't too long, and offers some amazing views of the city and the bay. ...


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Check out the Grizzly Peak Cyclists cue sheets and master maps, for well-documented rides all over the Bay Area and beyond (the Berkeley to Davis century is neat -- Amtrak ride home).


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As a Brit coming to the States and trying to negotiate cycling not only the other side of the road but these variations of hand signals is a little daunting. In Uk left arm straight out is left turn right arm straight out is right turn and right arm (remember we are on the left side of the road) straight out but waving up and down is slowing or stop. The ...


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Here is an awesome guide/story on everything you need to know about winter bike commuting. "Frostbike" by Canadian cycling author Tom Babin. He takes you through his journey on starting to bike commute in harsh Canadian Winters. Now he speaks around the world on winter cycling and bike infrastructure. He dives pretty deep into the subject. Really ...


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Lots of good suggestions above. Fenders I'll echo that you definitely need fenders. I recommend them for any commuting bike for any season simply because you'll be miserable riding on wet roads without them. Lights Of course, nice bright lights are vital. All the really good modern ones are now LED-based. I recommend planet bike super flash for the ...


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