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Cyclists take to the streets to get to work, to get fit or purely because it feels great to ride a bike. But boy, do they cop a hiding from motorists. As a South Aussie-expat, this time of year is notorious for one thing: In the shadow of the Tour Down Under, cyclists take over the roads, footpath and cafes.

Here's a list of commandments you should be following if you want to avoid getting a filthy spray from an indignant motorist.

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For the past three months, I've been riding the Priority Bicycles Continuum, a commuter bike outfitted with a handful of low-maintenance components and a drivetrain system with an "infinite" number of gears. It's been an absolute joy to ride and has regularly shaved about 15 minutes off my hour-long trips around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Besides being low maintenance mechanical wonder this thing moves seriously fast.

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There are few things dorkier than using the bell on your bicycle. Once you do that, it can only lead downhill into a world of helmet mirrors, handlebar tassels and high visibility ankle bands. But you should do it anyway. Using the bike bell makes life easier for you and everyone around you.

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Pokemon GO is great for adventures on your feet, but just like the original Game Boy games, having a bike makes everything better. You travel faster, you can carry more stuff, and it's a load of fun. Here's how I built the ultimate PokeBike, and how you can build your own.

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Biking through a city scares a lot of people. Perhaps it's the lack of safe culs-de-sac, or maybe just the idea of cars whizzing by and crushing you into pulp. Urban cycling sounds terrifying, but it's not as complicated or dangerous as it seems.

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Early spring is perfect bike-riding weather -- it's not too hot, not too cold and there's an abundance of vibrant flora/scantily-clad joggers to admire along the way. Unfortunately, all that extra riding usually translates to added wear-and-tear in your bike. Here are six simple bike maintenance tips that anyone can master.