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one for the cyclists

On 21 Mar 2017 at 10:51am uni wrote:
What's with this fixed wheel malarky ? is it just a hipster thing. Surely it's dangerous.
On 21 Mar 2017 at 12:11pm Deja Vu wrote:
Fixed gear, they were trendy about 8 years ago, not so much now.
Not dangerous as the majority of braking is done by the front wheel, but can be confusing in an emergency situation (stick a foot down and get clouted by a pedal). Legally no issues though, it does count as a brake (you have to have two to ride on the road).
On 21 Mar 2017 at 3:51pm bobobob wrote:
Only dangerous if you don't know how to ride one properly or aren't strong enough to get away properly from a standing start.
Unfortunately this applies to quite a few people who use them.
On 22 Mar 2017 at 12:25pm Belladonna wrote:
I'm a cyclist and car driver, but I do wish some cyclists would learn basic rules of the road and safety. Such as not coming up the inside of a car clearly signalling left at a junction or roundabout if they are intending to go straight over said roundabout. Luckily I was aware of woman on bike wobbling along up the inside of my car, so didn't run her over, but this is a common and deadly mistake many cyclists make and has resulted in deaths in London.

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