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Daniel R Hicks
  • Member for 13 years, 1 month
  • Last seen more than a month ago
  • Minnesota, USA
94 votes

Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?

49 votes

Why are both Schrader and Presta valves still used on tubes?

45 votes

How do you distinguish a touring bike from a speed/road bike?

41 votes

Are Z-shaped cranks a good idea?

36 votes

Should my foot be able to step flat on the ground, when I sit on a bike seat?

33 votes
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New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it before use?

31 votes
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Does a bike exist that is both very light and does not need to be ridden in a hunched over position?

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Intersection detection doesn't notice me, what should I do?

27 votes
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What are the disadvantages of "puncture proof" (or puncture resistant) tires?

26 votes
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Are today's bikes "better" than a few decades ago?

25 votes

About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand?

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Cycling on snow in extreme freezing conditions: will my bike break?

24 votes

Do skilled cyclists really "use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time"?

24 votes

Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?

23 votes

Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?

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How does a bike's weight affect the overall experience of owning it?

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What harm results from riding with a stretched chain?

23 votes

Simplest and best way to keep water bottles clean and hygienic?

22 votes

Safest way to slow down a bike quickly if both sets of brakes fail

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How can I avoid getting chain grease on my trouser leg

20 votes

How can I get started riding without spending a fortune (too much)?

19 votes

What is the optimal cadence?

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Direct Pull (V-Brake) vs. Center Pull Cantilevers (pros and cons)

19 votes
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Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?

18 votes

How do I open a master link in a chain?

18 votes
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Are Hövding helmets safer than regular helmets?

18 votes

What purpose do the rubber 'hairs' have on new tyres?

18 votes
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Does a 700c wheel help you go faster?

18 votes
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Is it possible to estimate road grade while riding?

18 votes

Evidence on "Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?"

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