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    Default Bikes and Gear link compendium

    Been in an ACCIDENT?! Go here!

    One of the great things (of the many many great things) about this forum is the shear massive amount of information available. Everyone always says "use the search function", and it's great advice. However with such a wide range of information people come looking for, and with how hard it can be to wade through so much of it to find exactly what you're looking for, it's a bit daunting and even frustratinig at times to get that one little tiny question answered. So I thought I'd give back to the community that has given me so much (sorry, let me wipe this stuff off my nose here..).

    These are links to some of the most informative threads on the forum by subject. You'll still have to wade through a few opinions and a few fluffy posts, but hopefully this will be helpful to finding the info you're seeking a little quicker.

    Edits will be made as threads are found or suggested or information added. (Please help suggest other topics and threads to post!)

    Choosing a Bike:

    Bike shop shopping: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...-how-to-choose
    Bike buying strategy: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...uying-strategy
    Greenbelt's bike Types Tips: http://www.proteusbicycles.com/jeffs...Types of Bikes
    Folding bikes: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ecommendations

    Lighting, and other safety stuff:


    What to do in an accident: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...cycle-Accident
    Article on general lighting: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...g-Tips-Article
    Lumens vs. Watts: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...3056#post33056
    Various light suggestions and links for what posters use: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?2887-Light
    More lights: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...05-Bike-Lights
    Lighting tips and suggestions: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...s-a-Good-Light
    Bells! One ping only: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?2386-Bells
    Lateral (side) visibility tips: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...lity-to-Others
    MTBR Light Review shoot-out: http://reviews.mtbr.com/2012-bike-lights-shootout

    Tires and Wheels:

    Commuter tires: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ecommendations
    Puncture Proof!: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...Too-many-flats!
    Tire Levers: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ging-equipment

    Attire:

    Stinky clothing help: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...cling-clothing
    Layers 101: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...312-Layers-101
    Merino/Wool clothing: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...hp?2963-Merino
    Commuter shorts: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ommuter-Shorts
    Cold weather gear discussions: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...arding-Helmets
    Moose Mitts sink ships! (or was that an iceberg?): http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ur-Moose-Mitts
    Pedals and Shoes: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...dals-and-Shoes

    Maintenance:

    The Maintenance sub-forum:
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/forumd...?8-Maintenance
    Chain cleaning: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...Chain-cleaning

    Other Stuff of Interest:


    Gear In Review thread (best and worst gear bought by users): http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...Gear-in-Review
    Panniers a.k.a. bags (pan-years according to Tim): http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...k-Shoulder-Bag
    Fixie Gearing opinions: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...atio-of-Choice
    Flat bars or Drops: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...rop-bar-tourer
    Weather!: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...-thunderstorms
    More weather!: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...Bike-Commuting
    Forum Dictionary (For gits and shiggles): http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...rum-Dictionary
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    place holder in case I need more room

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    This rocks. Chapeau, scary clown sir!

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    please feel free to make suggestions on other topics to include, I'll gladly (re)search out the threads and add them. If there are other threads related to any of the topics I already have, please link them so I can add them as well.

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    Thanks! Excellent resource. Are there good discussions on bike fitting and dyi of it that can be added to the first list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanb1 View Post
    Thanks! Excellent resource. Are there good discussions on bike fitting and dyi of it that can be added to the first list?
    I haven't seen any posts on how to set your bike up to fit on the forums, but there are some decent resources on the web, REI for instance has a write up. I've had a "pro" bike fit done and, while expensive, was totally worth it in my opinion. I'm not sure how you'd be able to do some of the measurements while on the bike at the same time, so hopefully some of the old-timers (haha like Tim Kelley) will chime in.

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    May wish to add: Rear racks and pannier bags
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...k-Shoulder-Bag

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    added the Gear in Review thread. Any other suggestions are more than welcome! Thanks so much to everyone for your contributions to this forum. About 0.00001% of the info listed is from me, all this great information comes to you from this amazing community.

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    Can we add the "Let's Talk About Box, Baby" Thread to the Choosing a bike list with something like "Box bikes for families and cargo"?

    Thanks

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    Do you have the figures for that too?

    I was of the impression that it was the same distance from centreline to centreline with all the different chainrings but the higher speed versions had very slightly narrower teeth and substantially thicker shoulders to stop narrower chains falling down the gap.
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