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Old 03-08-19, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
According to local stats, about 8% of all reported bicycle accidents with a stated reason are caused by clothing, accessories or cargo getting caught in the moving parts of the bicycle.
The amount of shopping lost due to spokes ripping a bag open is unknown.
Hanging bags off the bar can be ever so tempting, but needs to be done with due concern unless you want to join one of the more avoidable parts of the accident statistics.
curious on the stats there.... how many accidents do cyclists get in when carrying stuff and the bag rips open and the rider just stops there to pick things up and not pulling over to get out of traffic then picking things up while observing if there's anything worth picking up since it could have been damaged by other traffic.
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