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  1. I really got annoyed by the fact that I couldn't look straight behind me. Since I am not an owl I can't turn my head 180 degrees, and just trying to look back as far as possible while going 20mph is not easy nor comfortable nor will you have the time to observe how stuff moves. So I wanted a rear-view mirror. Since I hate the mirror-attached-to-helmet look ( sorry @Marty Backe ) I found another solution on Amazon. Got to test it for the first time yesterday and it works really well! As we drive/ride on the right hand side of the street here I installed it on the left. It's very discreet, easy to use, can worn under a motorcycle jacket and over wrist protection and it's not expensive. I just leave it open when I ride and when I'm done close it and it's not in the way.
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    Bell Super 3R Helmet Upgrade

    A good helmet squeezes your cheeks. Helps it stay in place.
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    rear view mirror

    Funny. It's near instant for me. Moreover I am not an owl so I can't turn my head 180 degrees. I'm currently looking on how to install it permanently on my Flexmeters. btw, 99% of cyclists manage just fine without mirrors.
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    My MCM5 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I charged it to 100% and went out with my daughter for her first ride on the V5F. In the end I spent all my time helping her on the V5F, since she didn't feel confident getting going on it from standstill by herself (it's a narrow wheel). We only had 15 minutes, and that was it until today ...
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    Why would you need this?
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    My MCM5 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Just found some posts of you in another MCM5 topic. Will do the same. Just use the 80% alarm. Can you imagine I still haven't ridden one meter on this wheel since I got it? Lack of time and lack of decent weather. ffs ....
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    My MCM5 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    That sounds ehh ... "convenient" Some speed alarms, but no idea at what speed you get them
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    On downvoting etiquette: is there consensus?

    No idea what you are talking about. Just showing that "if A then B" does not automatically imply "if Not A then Not B"
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    On downvoting etiquette: is there consensus?

    Don't forget that there are plenty of us here that don't speak English as a native language. That doesn't help either.
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    On downvoting etiquette: is there consensus?

    This is just wrong. Stating that people of a certain age group with a scientific background are polite, does not imply that people that do not adhere to these criteria are impolite.
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    Rockwheel GT16 App

    It seems the iOS app has been pulled from the App Store?
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    My MCM5 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    @Marty Backe could you explain me how the alarms work on this wheel? What do the settings do? There seem to be no alarms linked to a certain speed?
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Interesting for people that bought a Z10 and received it with a dead battery ...
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    When getting air over an unexpected bump the last thing you should do is look down, if you want to keep going in a straight line. Looking down when going through rough terrain, yeah, but not 20cm in front of your wheel. You look a bit further and choose your path accordingly. If you are going to negotiate terrain by looking directly in front of your wheel you're either going extremely slow or you'll have no time to react. Nothing you can't do with a full face helmet.
  15. Are you allowed to do this? In my country this is illegal.
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    First 40+ km/h wipe-out

    The new Gotway GoTzilla with 26" wheel?
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    First 40+ km/h wipe-out

    It seems to be a competition here. First you read this stuff and think OMGWTFBBQ a crash at 40km/h, that's pretty fast ... Next thing you know someone posts a video of a guy falling at 40 ... MPH
  18. Same here but with 10 kg less on the scales. Also hit the street at near top speed when going over some uneven surfaces. I bought a more powerful wheel.
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    That's possible, but not really something you need to do a lot while riding. Especially when a beginner you should never look down. It destabilizes.
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    IMO not really. Tech that is based upon existing tech maybe. But going from a cellphone with keys to a cellphone with a touch screen is not as "disruptive" as going from phones with fixed cords that you can use at home to phones that you can use to call whilst surrounded by a bunch of strangers in a supermarket. That's because the generation that grew up when skateboarding arrived on the scene now is mature and they are used to seeing it from when they were kids. Pretty sure that the people in their 50's when it became huge thought of it as a nuisance, with the noise it makes and skaters vandalising property by grinding and sliding on stuff. Look at all the negativity that surrounds dockless scooters. People are rioting all over the place, because "it litters the streets" and "they drive like maniacs", yet you see no such pushback when it comes to bicycles (where riders do the same in some places). Because bicycles never "litter the streets" ... Weird that we don't have Instagram accounts dedicated to people running around and breaking bicycles ... And why is that? Because everyone grew up seeing bicycles all over the place in some cities.
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    France has a big EUC population. I think one of the biggest in Europe (uneducated guess Didn't study actual numbers). This is just typical for new technology. Remember cell phones in the nineties? When you pulled one out in public and made a phone call you were considered an attention-seeker and an asshole. And look where we are now ...
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    Why are ther so few Female riders?

    Spot on. And because so many websites exist that contain lies but look a bit legit, any argument you make is immediately countered with "you should do your research", whereby every website is considered equal as a source of truth, except those of big institutions, because they are obviously corrupt and are used by Big Government / Big Pharma / Big We Make Shitloads Of Money By Making You Think The Earth Is Round / Big .... to spread lies and keep us dumb. And then you are considered to be the one that is narrow minded and "doesn't understand how things really work in the world". All this while they are using technology based on all the stuff they don't believe in to spread their crap and lies, with in some cases (anti-vax) deadly consequences Come to think of it, I never checked it out but I wonder how flat-earthers explain how GPS works. Anyway, rant over. Time to go outside and sniff some of those delicious chemtrails they just dropped above my house
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