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This appears to be a widely-used, but unofficial way of communicating that the bike is broken and should not be ridden. See the Wired article that documents this trend: "Courteous Citi Bike Riders Are Alerting Others to Broken Rides" by Christina Boddington. Also, on Twitter, you can find numerous examples (many of which were cited in the Wired post).


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Have you also considered that Under NZ Heath and Safety laws, you have a responsibly to keep your workers safe - you have to ensure you are not endangering there health though poor hygiene. One thing you could do is ring Worksafe NZ and ask them for advice as to what you obligations are regards keeping helmets clean. I imagine its a similar problem to ...


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I'd be wary of using IPA because it may affect the glues used in the helmet, even if it doesn't attack the foam in any obvious way. And the manufacturer would probably advise against it (and many other disinfectants). I doubt a hairnet would help, as forehead sweat is probably the biggest issue that will get complaints (I suspect people will react more to ...


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I seriously doubt that it's due to the lack of shocks, unless you have some really bad roads there -- many people ride bikes great distances with no shocks, skinny, stiff tires, and no real springs in the seat. More likely your problem is with your posture -- seat too low, handlebar too low, handlebar too close or too far away, and/or pedals at the wrong ...


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I asked Gobee via Facebook and I was told that the bikes can be returned to the banlieue proche (nearby suburbs). I asked for a map, but I got no response yet. I will try tonight to see if I can return it in Cachan and maybe later I also try other cities that I may visit around Paris then I give feedback. EDIT: Just locked one in downtown Cachan and it ...


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Considering the health concerns, between any number of skin-borne infectiions, diseases and just the general grossness of other people's sweat touching me... I don't think the bank of shared helmets is a good idea at all. There are deodorizing and disinfectant products out there, I just did a quick google search for "bowling alley shoe rental spray" and ...


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By improving your technique. It is possible to have a very comforting ride on rough roads even with a rigid bike (no suspension at all). So, whenever you are seeing roughness on the road ahead you need to do what I've described in https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/16315/908


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If your company participates or could be encouraged to participate in WageWorks (a commercial commuting-cost management company), one of the optional packages is bicycling commuting costs. WageWorks handles the pre-tax deduction and reimbursements. Eligible expenses of up to $20/month include: Bicycle improvements, such as handlebars, pedals, seats, tires, ...


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New York City Named Citi Bike, this system started May 27, 2013, with about 300 stations and 6000 bikes in Manhattan and Brooklyn.


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Dawn and a little bleach in warm water will kill just about everything, or some sanitizer like they use in meat production like a quaternary ammonia chloride. Alcohol based stuff is useless it doesn’t effect germs and viruses like the maker advertises.


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To add to what others have said, I started getting bad upper-back pain on my commuter bike (probably similar to the bike share bikes) on both short and longer rides (a couple miles to 10 miles). I eventually saw a physical therapist who was able to help me to the point where the problem no longer occurs (even on days where I ride ~20 miles). For me, the ...


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This is standard practice on bike share systems that do not have a fault notification system. E.g., On Antwerp Belgium's bike share, rotating the seat is the recommended way of notifying the bike share maintenance workers and other riders.


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Updated answer: The "Finn" phone holder: https://getfinn.com/. Cheaper at Amazon than direct, though smaller choice of colours.


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