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Are "identify my bike" postings on topic here?

Every week or two there is an "identify my bike" post on, typically with no other information besides a picture and the wording from labels on the bike. Is this considered ...
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On or off topic: watching racing

Should questions about following racing such as these: Why can't Yellow Jersey change hands on last day of Tour De France? Why are there no team breakaways in road racing? be on topic or off ...
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Suggesting bike routes, allowed?

Did we get a consensus as to whether discussing bike routes in a region falls into this space or not? Having read some of the answers to date, it seems that two issues come up. Routes are somewhat ...
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Are Country specific Questions too localized?

If I wanted to ask something along the lines of: Where should I order X online that will ship to Canada? Can you be charged with DUI on a bike in Canada? I think that these would be relevant ...
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Avoiding 'Just Buy A New One' or 'Here's A Link' Answers

I've started to notice a growing trend with some answers which I'd like to expose and try to stem early on: It's very easy to answer a question with a link to an online product retailer, or with a ...
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Commuting question -- why is this on-topic? Or is it?

How to clean up at work after a commute? This question has very little to do with riding itself, but it is a common question, and an important one to bike commuters. One could argue that this is a ...
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Another regional specific question - are these OK or not?

Ian has posted a question specific to renting bikes in the UK. Where (UK) can we rent an adult tricycle or recumbent tricycle I voted to close as its region specific (UK) which stack exchange sites ...
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Adding shopping recommendations to the vote-to-close page?

There seems to be some consensus that shopping requests are often off-topic, particularly those that ask for recommendations for products rather than recommendations about what to look for in products:...
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Bicycle Jokes: on or off topic?

In particular, referring to this question: What's the best bicycle joke, story or tale? Are jokes on topic, or off topic? Do we want to allow some silliness, or keep this site for serious questions ...
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Bike touring and camping

I assume questions about bicycle touring are on topic, as long as we keep to cycling and not camping or journaling. (geoffc put up a separate question up about routing.) Thoughts?
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On or off topic: Medical advice

Have a look at this question: What do you do to cure road rash more quickly after a crash? This question has had problems of its own, but the community should decide if we should give medical ...
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Bicycle Racing Topics?

Are racing / racing-training questions ok for this site?
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Regional questions revisited: Should we have them? How do we handle them?

Back in September of 2010, this site decided to allow regional questions: Another regional specific question - are these OK or not? However, Stack Exchange has changed somewhat since then, and I ...
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Are law questions OK?

The answer to Are country-specific questions OK? was basically "let's see if it works". Pushing a bit further, I have a question about a particular bicycle accessory that is authorized in some ...
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