Crackdown on Fixies

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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:02 pm

hartleymartin wrote:So this means that If I buy a brakeless fixie second-hand then it is perfectly street legal?

These rules apply only to the sale of bikes, not their use. You can modify your bike however you like after you've bought it, and the ACCC can't touch you. Use on the road is covered by state road rules instead, which AFAIK in all states require at least 1 brake. The ACCC standard is intended to protect consumers from the sale of dodgy bikes, not to specify what is or isn't appropriate for use on the road.

The reason for excluding certain types of bikes is related to this. I presume they exclude tandems and recumbents from this standard because, being written for standard upright bikes, parts of it might not be appropriate for other types of bikes, and exclude 2nd hand and custom bikes because people buying them know what they're doing.
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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:11 pm

TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:...The ACCC standard is intended to protect consumers from the sale of dodgy bikes...


And yet, KMart still sells them...
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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby hartleymartin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:40 pm

And BigW, and Aldi...
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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby .isaac. » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:36 pm

Aldi sells bikes?
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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby rkelsen » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:55 pm

EvilGenius wrote:Aldi sells bikes?

They sell Bicycle Shaped Objects.

Not bikes.
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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby Lark2004 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:37 pm

rkelsen wrote:
EvilGenius wrote:Aldi sells bikes?

They sell Bicycle Shaped Objects.

Not bikes.


Don't tell Aldifan that.... He seems to like his Aldi bike, despite some of the things that have broken or needed more than minor adjustment mid ride...
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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:03 pm

Nothing wrong with them










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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby europa » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:06 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Nothing wrong with them

If your top speed is 15kph


Speaking from personal experience are you Mike? :roll:

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Re: Crackdown on Fixies

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:33 am

europa wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Nothing wrong with them

If your top speed is 15kph


Speaking from personal experience are you Mike? :roll:

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