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Hi trai/n/spotters! I'm considering getting a Montague folding bike, and I'm split between the Crosstown, Boston 8, and Navigator. The big confusion I have right now is between the Boston 8 and the Navigator; the Navigator is actually priced $100 less than the Boston 8, but has 27 speeds.
What exactly am I losing when I get a Navigator instead of the Boston 8?
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So I live in Seattle, a pretty bike friendly city, and I've been commuting on the same roads for almost a year now. There is one stretch of road that is only two lanes (one for each direction) and passing is allowed. When I first started out I was told to always take the lane and ride in the center because in situations like the aforementioned road, there isn't enough room in one lane for a car to pass a cyclist safely, and I've never had any issues.
This morning however, despite the oncoming lane being rather empty, 3 cars were staying behind me. When we got to the light, the driver of the first car rolled down her window and told me I was too slow to be riding in the center of the lane and that I should move to the right. She was very polite so I was careful in my response about how it's the safest place for a cyclist to be, etc. At the end of the exchange it was clear her opinion on the matter was unchanged and we went our separate ways.
I'm fine with explaining myself at stop lights, but I worry that one day there will be some asshole who's so not so patient and does something to cause me harm.
So what is the proper etiquette, /n/? I want to stand up for my rights on the road, but I've got a wife and I find myself doubting if it's worth the potential injury or even death.
>the speed limit for this stretch is 35mph, my average is around 23mph and I'm diligent about keeping a constant pace.
>there are cars parked perpendicular to the road on both sides, and if you ride to the right, you don't often have enough time to react to a car pulling out (the car pulling out is also blind)