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What type of bicycle is closest to European city bike?
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In the US, such bicycles have the name "Dutch" bike. I guess, "Popular in Russia" mean "produced in Russia". Russia have never imported European bicycles. This is type of simplified utilitarian ...

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Should I avoid sitting on top tube on my carbon bike?
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You need to seat at right spot of your but. There is a big vein on back side of the upper leg can be squeezed. It can cause a problem with blood circulation before race or workout.

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Can anyone identify this Tandem bike I restored from a junk yard?
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I had a very similar frame on a tandem from Craigslist several years ago. That was a Schwinn. The frame is terribly flexible, you can't put an adult on the rear seat.

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How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
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One more option for total night visibility: [Light Trails – Fully LED’ed] http://www.youtube.com/embed/DTC3zpVz0e0 As a driver I've found passive/reflexive strips totally useless in the dangerous ...

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Which rack top bag fits an 11" MacBook Air with space for a little padding?
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I'm using Timbuk2 messenger bag for couple years now in DC area sweaty climate and very happy with it. It built for last and have lot of special commuter features making it best commuter bug I can ...

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Why don't race bikes have solid front triangles?
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The aerodynamic is not the only the issue in the road race bike. The most of the time in the road race the racers ride inside the peloton protected from head wind and have no aerodynamic problem at ...

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Does tire pressure matter when the bicycle is in the trainer?
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I would recommend the normal tire pressure, because lower pressure cause unneeded vibrations, noise, tire slips over the trainer, tire excessive wear, and also different resistance if you using ...

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Ride with someone who is less trained
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Ken should ride his 60 km all-out ride, and then Barby can join him for relaxed 20 km warm-down ride together. I think both will be happy. Don't forget eat some fuels.

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Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
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It's most likely is a loose pedal bolt. Check it first. Worst case you have a problem in the bottom bracket. Check this vieo. It's very educational.

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Why don't road bikes use v-brakes?
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Actually, the latest fashion in road bike building do use the V-brakes mostly for aerodynamic reasons. For example http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/07/04/2012-ridley-noah-fb-closeup-look-at-integrated-...

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Why do bikes have their drivetrains on the right?
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You need to look at single speed track threaded cog: The right-handed thread was most common at that time.

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Can I pedal my bicycle backwards to move it backwards?
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You can watch it here on 0:35 and on 1:05

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What bike computer (speedometer) to get for mounting on the rear wheel?
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Probably any wired cyclocomputer with cadence will have rear wheel sensor near crank. I had Blackburn Delphi 3.0 Wired Bike Computer with Cadence. This was not the best cyclocomputer, but at least it'...

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What are the advantages of filling tires with Nitrogen instead of air?
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On the morning of triathlon competition, when sun comes up and air became hotter, you'll hear blowing tire every several minutes over racks with couple thousand bikes. So, if you don't want surprise ...

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