Bicycles Stack Exchange by Kiwix

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

Most popular questions

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

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

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

86 Why are disc brakes rare on road bikes? 2010-10-10T16:19:15.963

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46 What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute? 2010-09-20T04:55:50.033

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

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

45 Are slick tires worth it for commuting? 2010-10-30T18:05:31.700

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

45 Ride with someone who is less trained 2013-04-02T10:27:26.863

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

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

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

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

43 Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer? 2011-07-31T04:52:15.520

43 About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand? 2013-01-30T06:39:13.370

43 Is commuting 10 km on an empty stomach harmful? 2016-01-07T08:52:04.393

43 Why do men's bicycles have a top tube while women's bicycles don't? 2016-07-17T03:39:11.157

43 Why are license plates for bicycles no longer used? 2016-11-27T23:05:53.607

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