• Bicycles: Why do people ride fixies?

    6 answers · 11 hours ago
  • How to turn right in a bike lane if there is cyclist in the way?

    So you are going to make a right turn soon. It's a solid white line but then the broken white lines of the bike line appear right almost where you need to turn right. You want to merge into the broken line bike lane but there are cyclist in the way. You keep driving forward closer and closer to your right... show more
    So you are going to make a right turn soon. It's a solid white line but then the broken white lines of the bike line appear right almost where you need to turn right. You want to merge into the broken line bike lane but there are cyclist in the way. You keep driving forward closer and closer to your right turn and have no time to merge into the bike lane before the turn. Would you still be allowed to turn? Or do you slow down a tad bit in advanced to merge behind the cyclist to be able to merge into the bike lane? Thank you all.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is a fixie?

    Best answer: The reason is historical. mounted gear bikes are historically used for track athletics, long when most different bikes had switched to exploitation freewheels. within the high-speed velodrome atmosphere, it'd be dangerous if the rider before of you may brake suddenly: you'd crash into them, and certain most... show more
    Best answer: The reason is historical. mounted gear bikes are historically used for track athletics, long when most different bikes had switched to exploitation freewheels. within the high-speed velodrome atmosphere, it'd be dangerous if the rider before of you may brake suddenly: you'd crash into them, and certain most of the cluster behind you'd take part the fun (this is additionally true during a paceline or peloton on traditional roads). thus, brakes have invariably been illegal, and are not very required on the track anyway.

    But track bikes generally get retired to road use. And as mounted gear has gotten a lot of in style, several frame manufacturers square measure building similar bikes for the road. a number of them square measure nearer to trace bikes (no brakes), others may embrace front brakes or each front and rear.
    5 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Why would someone cut the spokes on my bike wheel?

    Best answer: it's called vandalism.
    Best answer: it's called vandalism.
    4 answers · 16 hours ago
  • So I saw again two cyclists riding side by side talking to each other.?

    Best answer: It's usually legal. Motorcyclists can't do it because they can't hear each other; too fast, too noisy.
    Best answer: It's usually legal. Motorcyclists can't do it because they can't hear each other; too fast, too noisy.
    16 answers · 1 week ago
  • Hi I ride to school everyday and am scared to wear a helmet due to being judged. Do you think that helmets should be made the law in the UK.?

    Best answer: I think your safety should be much more important what other people thing about you. No matter what country you live in. Actually here in the states it makes more sense for a person riding a motorcycle or bicycle to wear a helmet than without. Although some do not wear. I think it'll be a good idea for it to be... show more
    Best answer: I think your safety should be much more important what other people thing about you. No matter what country you live in. Actually here in the states it makes more sense for a person riding a motorcycle or bicycle to wear a helmet than without. Although some do not wear. I think it'll be a good idea for it to be law but not mandatory .
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • I am really scared to ride my bike on the road to school. Help!?!?

    I am really scared to ride my bike on the road to school. Help!?!?

    Best answer: You left out many, MANY details. 1) WHY are you scared? 2) WHERE do you live? The traffic laws are slightly different in the USA compared to say...England, where they drive on the opposite side of the road. Bicycle traffic laws might even changed from one city to the next where you live. 3) How old are you? ... show more
    Best answer: You left out many, MANY details. 1) WHY are you scared? 2) WHERE do you live? The traffic laws are slightly different in the USA compared to say...England, where they drive on the opposite side of the road. Bicycle traffic laws might even changed from one city to the next where you live. 3) How old are you?

    A) Are there any cycling clubs or groups where you live? Google that & see what comes up. Most local cycling clubs have group rides for everyone - from beginner riders up to the die-hard cycling enthusiasts.

    B) Ever heard of Cycling Savvy? Open up this link... http://cyclingsavvy.org READ the stories from riders that started where you're at now - scared. They're not scared now because they've been taught by the best.

    C) Read Bicycling Street Smarts - ALL of it. http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa... As you'll soon read, the best place to ride is NOT next to the curb or gutter. BE SEEN! ALWAYS ride at least 5 feet away from the curb. ALWAYS leave at least 5 feet of space when going around parked cars. Some fool will eventually open a car door without looking. If you're right next to the car...BAM!

    D) Watch Cyclist's Eye View [part 1] It's a 3 part series. Look for parts 2 & 3 on YouTube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjCza5e...

    E) This 3rd link you'll need to copy & paste into your web browser. Yahoo only allows 3 direct links. The Rights and Duties of Cyclists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU4nKKq02BU

    F) Finally...do NOT ride on roads where you feel uncomfortable...yet! "Yet" being the key word. You'll build up to that. Often there are less traveled roads & side streets that parallel busy ones. You can use those roads. Use Google maps!

    Oh...my source? At least EIGHT years now with NO car. And NO problems either. How many miles? As of yesterday, almost 7,700 for this year alone.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Bike help needed?

    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I be liable for what happened to this guy's bike?

    Best answer: none of it is your fault because it was all an accident but if he comes at you again , if you ever see him, then go to the police
    Best answer: none of it is your fault because it was all an accident but if he comes at you again , if you ever see him, then go to the police
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can you help me with cycling race plzzz?

    Best answer: Sounds like a homework question. Try reading the start of the chapter again. I’m sure there’s a nice description of ”drag force” somewhere early on, and how to reduce it.
    I’ll give you some clues:
    - aerodynamic drag
    - bearing losses
    - rolling resistance, hysteresis
    Best answer: Sounds like a homework question. Try reading the start of the chapter again. I’m sure there’s a nice description of ”drag force” somewhere early on, and how to reduce it.
    I’ll give you some clues:
    - aerodynamic drag
    - bearing losses
    - rolling resistance, hysteresis
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is it called a PUSH bike?

    Best answer: Mine's only a push bike when I get to a hill.
    Best answer: Mine's only a push bike when I get to a hill.
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • What to do about a stolen bike?

    Best answer: Hate to give you the bad news...but about 99.9% of stolen bikes are NEVER seen again. Number one way to keep your bike safe? Don't let it out of your sight. Other than that...get a better lock & learn how to use it properly. Here's a link from Kryptonite. ... show more
    Best answer: Hate to give you the bad news...but about 99.9% of stolen bikes are NEVER seen again. Number one way to keep your bike safe? Don't let it out of your sight. Other than that...get a better lock & learn how to use it properly. Here's a link from Kryptonite. https://www.kryptonitelock.com/content/k...

    Time to start looking for another bike. Sorry...
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • What are stationary bikes used for?

    Best answer: They are exercise machines. They don’t go anywhere. They allow the rider to get the same benefit of aerobic exercise, and the same activity of the same muscle groups in the same fashion, as would come from an actual bike ride. Some of them now come equipped with “virtual reality” screens that even provide the... show more
    Best answer: They are exercise machines. They don’t go anywhere. They allow the rider to get the same benefit of aerobic exercise, and the same activity of the same muscle groups in the same fashion, as would come from an actual bike ride. Some of them now come equipped with “virtual reality” screens that even provide the illusion of actually riding someplace, through beautiful scenery. And you can do it all indoors, away from the rain, angry dogs, and homicidal car drivers who don’t see two-wheelers. Some people even join “spin classes” where they can ride their stationary bikes alongside other people doing the same thing, both for the social environment and for the encouragement to actually do it and not quit.

    The downside is, they don’t go anywhere. Real bikes are still much better at getting from point A to point B.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to find a stolen bike??????

    Im raging so hard right now I don't even want to type this but some ***** gone and stolen my bike from the garden last night that I've had for over a year they didn't take my gymnastics mat or my sisters bike but they took my goddamn bike help how am I ment to get it back
    Im raging so hard right now I don't even want to type this but some ***** gone and stolen my bike from the garden last night that I've had for over a year they didn't take my gymnastics mat or my sisters bike but they took my goddamn bike help how am I ment to get it back
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • I want to buy a fat bike.?

    Best answer: A 21-speed would be a 3x7 drivetrain. Today, that would mean a freewheel. Freewheels are weaker than freehubs. Bad choice. But so is using a Fat Bike for road riding. You’ll pay for that look in speed and sweat every mile you ride. The wider the tire you want, the wider the hub and the bottom bracket has to be for... show more
    Best answer: A 21-speed would be a 3x7 drivetrain.
    Today, that would mean a freewheel.
    Freewheels are weaker than freehubs.
    Bad choice.
    But so is using a Fat Bike for road riding.
    You’ll pay for that look in speed and sweat every mile you ride.
    The wider the tire you want, the wider the hub and the bottom bracket has to be for the chain to clear the tire.
    There’s a reason - well, several - why most Fat Bikes use 1x drivetrains.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • How long will it take me to get there?

    I need to bike 163 miles to my girlfriends house. I thought 8 was a lot! I ain't old enough to drive so the only option is to bike. How long will it take me?
    I need to bike 163 miles to my girlfriends house. I thought 8 was a lot! I ain't old enough to drive so the only option is to bike. How long will it take me?
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Too old to start riding BMX?

    Best answer: Try to find out if there are any local BMX riders who have formed a club. If there is one, joining could provide you with a group of people who can help you get started. As with any other sport that requires athletic skill, becoming a good rider requires practice. I have been riding my mountain bikes for about 25... show more
    Best answer: Try to find out if there are any local BMX riders who have formed a club. If there is one, joining could provide you with a group of people who can help you get started. As with any other sport that requires athletic skill, becoming a good rider requires practice. I have been riding my mountain bikes for about 25 years and I am a much more accomplished rider now despite the fact that I am 67 years old. I can easily do things and ride much more difficult trails than I could 25 years ago. When I started mountain biking, I had already been a road cyclist for over 20 years. To be fair, my first mountain bike was a far cry from my current one. The thing is, if you start doing BMX and enjoy it, you will improve. Yes, there will be guys your age who will be much better if they have been riding for years. Do it if you want to. Don't worry about looking bad, every new rider at any age looks bad at first. If you find you love the sport, focus on that, practice, that is what will allow you to become a good rider
    4 answers · 6 days ago