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On topic: ebikes are on topic for bicycles.se

Ebikes have been here to stay for a while. I see them as a gateway into cycling, lowering the entry bar for effort, while raising the cost. That would lead to two broad distinctions of question: ...
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Should we add valuations to our list of close reasons?

I'd suggest asking (and answering) the general question How can I estimate the value of a used bike? Any valuation questions could then be closed as duplicates of the general question.
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Are questions using bicycle parts for airplanes or other non-bicycle applications off topic?

The questions in your example did not require knowledge beyond bicycle tech or general mechanical engineering to answer. For example, answering the brake question did not require understanding how ...
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On topic: ebikes are on topic for bicycles.se

To answer this, we need to clearly know what an Bike is, and what it is not. In my mind, an E-Bike is: Likely it looks like a bicycle - traditional and non traditional, but has the characteristics ...
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Are "identify my bike" postings on topic here?

LINKS I've posted a canonical "when was my bike made" question that will hopefully help reduce some of the fluff. Also relevant How do I ask a good "ID My Bike" question?
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Should we add valuations to our list of close reasons?

Can we edit the existing one from Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly." to Questions seeking item ...
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Kick-scooters - on topic or off topic?

I would also vote against at least certain kind of questions. In term of use, they somehow compete with bikes (mostly electric shared bikes though), but they are ultimately another class of vehicle. ...
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Kick-scooters - on topic or off topic?

This seems to be against the trend of other answers, but I would NOT allow them. If we allow scooters, we are on a slippy slope and where do we draw the line? Do you also allow skateboards? Roller ...
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is it appropriate to ask for product details?

Our "community specific off topic" reason is Questions seeking product/service/learning material recommendations or item valuations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete ...
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Feature request: New vote close option for off topic

Yes - this is possible. Example with screenshots: https://stackoverflow.com/c/moderators/questions/3701 I've added two entries but they need approval before going live: https://bicycles.stackexchange....
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Are questions on identifying bike via a picture on topic here?

Totally fine, definitely on-topic, however there's not much chance of identifying a specific brand. What is more useful is identifying an age of the bike - knowing that something comes from the 1970s. ...
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On topic: ebikes are on topic for bicycles.se

An ebike.stackexchange site would be worthwhile, if enough users can be found to participate. There seem to be a lot of ebike-related questions that involve information about not only bicycles, but ...
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Kick-scooters - on topic or off topic?

Perhaps kick scooters are something like 30-40% on-topic for this SE site. The exact percentage doesn't matter as much as the contentions that: The world isn't always black and white. It can help to ...
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Bicycle Jokes: on or off topic?

Jokes can be posted in the chat room. Its far less structured, and lacking in permanence, so is an ideal place for unstructured discussion.
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Kick-scooters - on topic or off topic?

We're not overwhelmed with questions about scooters, so I'd be inclined to accept them. I would be less keen on questions about scooting, though I can't imagine there will be many of them ("left or ...
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Kick-scooters - on topic or off topic?

Kick scooters should be on-topic. Bicycles stack exchange is not limited to the narrow definition of two-wheeled, single track human pedal powered vehicles. We already have questions about unicycles,...
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Should we add valuations to our list of close reasons?

I think it is a good idea to close such questions, but don't we already have sufficient reasons without creating one explicitly?
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