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  1. I think "weird" is a reference to Specialized...

    I think "weird" is a reference to Specialized using same sizes as on non-BMX bikes - 31.9 mm is a standard bike clamp size used in road bikes and MTB's, which make most of Specialized's product...
  2. Obviously the measurement is the smallest...

    Obviously the measurement is the smallest diameter the clamp can be tightened to, and you want a clamp that's a bit smaller than your external post diameter - in your case a 31.9 mm clamp seems to be...
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    Sticky: Poll: As mentioned above, the Elfvik meta-analysis...

    As mentioned above, the Elfvik meta-analysis doesn't take into account injury severity, how common neck injuries vs. head injuries are, or rates of neck vs. other non-head injuries, so I don't think...
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    Sticky: Poll: While I don't completely agree that helmets seem...

    While I don't completely agree that helmets seem to cause more neck injuries, we could shift the goalposts to analyzing if they "even out the advantage".

    In AUS vs NED study, AUS group had 3.5...
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    If there's no bicycle covers around, you can get...

    If there's no bicycle covers around, you can get a motorcycle cover from most auto stores. The smallest should be large enough for any bicycle, a large would probably cover two.
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    Sticky: Poll: Thanks for the link. It's kinda hard to say about...

    Thanks for the link. It's kinda hard to say about neck injuries, as there haven't been too many studies about it. In most studies, it's been clumped together with head injuries, or the studies just...
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    Sticky: Poll: Unfortunately, this is not true. In the NED...

    Unfortunately, this is not true.

    In the NED vs AUS study, in Netherlands there were about 65.000 accidents, 8.000 of which caused moderate or serious injuries. About 60% of the serious injuries...
  8. They have some traffic light detector loops on...

    They have some traffic light detector loops on bike tracks here, nowadays. I happened to run across one loop early one morning when there was no-one else around, seemed to trigger well with my...
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    I can say that those heat exchanger masks work...

    I can say that those heat exchanger masks work well during freezing temps. I have one made by Psolar, and there's a very nice increase in both temperature and moisture of the air. They do work in any...
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    I think you are correct in not just lifting a...

    I think you are correct in not just lifting a model from another place and dropping it to another. They are not even always that good models - my city invests heavily in pedestrian/cycle routes and...
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    Sticky: Poll: Laughs. No matter how smart rider you are, you...

    Laughs. No matter how smart rider you are, you cannot affect what other people do. Considering you ride amongst hundreds of people all doing their own thing, there's always a risk.
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    I agree. In Finland and particularly in my...

    I agree. In Finland and particularly in my hometown Oulu, bicycle is a popular form of commute due to short distances, and the city has invested heavily in the bicycle-pedestrian network. There's...
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    Sticky: Poll: I don't think the reports are in conflict - I...

    I don't think the reports are in conflict - I think the questions being asked are! There's a lot of studies done from different angles and examining different things - I think part of the 'no...
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    Sticky: Poll: I did no such thing. Head and brain injuries are...

    I did no such thing. Head and brain injuries are separated in these studies, and I made a point that while exact amount of rotational injury is unknown, any such injury would be included in section...
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    Sticky: Poll: The better studies, such as Bambach et al 2013 -...

    The better studies, such as Bambach et al 2013 - The effectiveness of helmets in bicycle collisions with motor vehicles: a case-control study. links police accident reports with hospital admission...
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    Sticky: Poll: There's actually two questions in the articles...

    There's actually two questions in the articles being quoted: first is that if helmets reduce seriousness of injuries in a crash, and second is if wearing a helmet makes you safer in general. Injury...
  17. Sticky: Wow, this freestyle swimming is pretty hard! I'm...

    Wow, this freestyle swimming is pretty hard! I'm pretty good with breaststroke and confident in water, but have never really bothered to learn freestyle. Now I figured out might be the time to try...
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    Sticky: Poll: Usually you're less likely to break bones while...

    Usually you're less likely to break bones while falling under influence, as you are more relaxed and your reflexes are too slow to reach out to put your hands and wrists in danger. Apparently this is...
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    Sticky: Poll: Actually, I've always thought it was more...

    Actually, I've always thought it was more nanny-kind of attitude by the media, "we told you to wear a helmet, look what happens" kind of deal. I've been more bothered about the trend to write...
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    Sticky: Poll: There was moral in the story? I guess he was...

    There was moral in the story? I guess he was breaking two laws - light vehicle DUI and riding without a helmet, both are against the law around here, but of course not too strictly enforced. But hey,...
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    In practice, isn't this ok, though - as long as...

    In practice, isn't this ok, though - as long as they drop the speed enough so they can stop when needed? I often creep my way through stop signs, but I do slow down to a few MPH.
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    Sticky: Poll: I think this reminds me of the motorcycle helmets...

    I think this reminds me of the motorcycle helmets causing neck injuries discussion, something that has nowadays been shown not to be too much of a concern. It took a large study of accidents, which...
  23. It makes sense, as the main pattern of car...

    It makes sense, as the main pattern of car headlights are required to be pointed a bit below horizontal. When driving, it's easier to see reflectors in the legs than in the upper body/helmet. Plus...
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    Sticky: Poll: I really don't understand the whole "..but it's...

    I really don't understand the whole "..but it's not proven!" thing.. Really? It shouldn't take much to figure out a hard hat might add to safety, when compared to wearing nothing. I understand that...
  25. Around here bicycle lights (front and rear) are...

    Around here bicycle lights (front and rear) are now required by law - not that they give a huge amount of tickets for them, but they have issued warnings. I have to say they are very practical, even...
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