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Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
Hard to attend to a bicycle if you can't buy it in the first place.

What are the legal requirements to use a bike on the road in Canada?
When it comes to safety, as opposed to where one can operate a bicycle, a biccycle must be equipped with front and rear lights, reflectors and a horn. I have never heard of a cyclist ever being required to have a front brake or being cited for handlebars that are too wide or forks too long. I doubt any cop could tell if the gearing or brakes were operating properly anyway. And while cyclists have been involved in accidents that were their fault, in everything I read it was because they were riding recklessly or unsafely, not because their equipment failed or could not be handled in an emergency situation.
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