Bicycles Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for people who build and repair bicycles, people who train cycling, or commute on bicycles

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192 Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts 2010-08-26T11:39:14.923

174 Why ride a fixed-gear bike? 2010-11-02T23:06:09.983

117 How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring? 2012-02-24T19:23:50.843

104 How to clean up at work after a commute? 2010-08-26T20:28:45.903

104 Safety data: Which is safer, head/tail lights which blink or emit a steady beam? 2010-11-30T22:26:30.003

97 Why are disc brakes rare on road bikes? (circa 2010) 2010-10-10T16:19:15.963

91 Why do cyclists prefer messenger bags over backpacks? 2010-12-29T04:56:17.743

89 Can I use WD-40 on my bike? 2013-02-07T01:17:46.413

85 Is pollution a problem in urban cycling? 2010-11-21T20:48:18.557

84 How to pass a bicycle while driving a car 2018-09-14T16:09:14.480

77 Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars? 2012-04-16T00:51:30.630

76 How to ride to work without sweating? 2013-05-02T16:05:02.710

72 How to use drop handlebars properly? 2011-08-04T02:03:39.513

70 When or how often should I replace my bike helmet? 2010-09-02T17:12:07.657

70 Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster? 2012-01-13T12:29:11.047

69 What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider? 2010-11-12T17:11:11.873

68 Can I ride home with a broken spoke? 2010-10-06T23:18:29.143

68 Do skilled cyclists really "use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time"? 2012-08-22T16:12:09.763

61 Periodic Maintenance Task for Bike Commuters 2010-08-25T20:34:24.890

61 What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes? 2013-07-25T20:04:56.440

60 How to store a bike outside and still avoid rapid decay? 2010-09-22T11:46:12.907

60 Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets? 2010-10-19T14:34:55.827

60 What are the pros and cons of internal gears? 2011-04-12T14:30:15.330

59 What is the best method to teach a young child to ride? 2010-08-31T13:26:58.963

59 Is listening to music dangerous while cycling? 2010-09-02T21:09:12.627

59 Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes 2013-01-01T23:30:56.077

58 How to prevent drafting? 2016-04-27T19:30:30.423

57 What is a reasonable speed for long distances on a bike? 2010-09-21T10:14:24.440

56 Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike? 2010-09-02T14:14:06.583

55 What type of tires can prevent goatheads? 2010-08-25T19:55:35.473

55 How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night? 2010-08-26T18:44:42.700

54 What is the practical advantage of disk brakes over rim brakes? 2011-05-22T17:23:23.963

54 Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car? 2012-11-07T13:56:18.450

54 What are the effects of completely filling tires with water instead of air? 2013-12-19T04:24:59.097

54 How to commute to work on your bike and dress up 2015-07-22T14:30:05.803

53 What are advantages and disadvantages of CO2 inflators over frame pumps? 2010-09-04T17:14:06.703

53 How to get a very tight tire back on the rim? 2011-07-01T23:12:21.060

53 Does a helmet-mounted light affect the safe functionality of the helmet? 2013-03-13T04:17:27.083

52 Locking your bike in public areas 2010-09-14T11:55:47.803

52 How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers 2014-11-04T00:29:04.707

51 How long should a road tyre hold its pressure? 2010-09-23T11:15:42.583

50 What's the real difference between cheap and expensive helmets? 2010-11-24T06:45:47.980

50 Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why? 2010-12-30T05:16:46.940

50 How can I tell which size chain my bike uses? 2011-02-26T21:06:20.647

50 What is the proper etiquette for overtaking a horse? 2012-03-12T00:13:38.033

50 Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting? 2013-04-16T18:43:57.563

50 How can I make it clear to other road users that I'm an inexperienced cyclist? 2020-07-04T18:36:46.017

49 Is it really going to damage a bike to wash it with a hose? 2011-07-21T05:31:20.253

49 Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more? 2011-08-04T14:32:49.887

49 Safest way to slow down a bike quickly if both sets of brakes fail 2011-12-12T05:26:19.320


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