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Privacy Notice

Bikepaths knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust and want you to feel confident in our services and security as it relates to your personal information. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting Bikepaths, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice. What Personal Information About Customers do we gather? The information we learn from customers helps...

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Shipping and Returns

Shipping Australian orders are sent via Australia Post Parcel Post Orders can be expected to arrive at your delivery address within 5 to 7 working days Note that the shipping times indicated on the Australia Post calculator do not take into account the 1 to 2 days required to process your PayPal payment and the time required to package and ship your order. Payments via cheque may take a week...

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How to Buy

It's as simple as three easy steps! 1. Select the product you want, and add it to your cart. 2. When ready, checkout! (either from your cart or the link at the top of the page). 3. Complete the form, tell us who you are where then select payment and shipping options. (optional) ...go cook dinner :) Payment Options Your order will be billed in Australian Dollars. If you would...

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Day touring and longer trips

If you are planning to go on day trips or do longer rides, such as multi-day events, it’s worth ensuring you have the skills to do basic bike maintenance and repairs. These skills should include fixing a puncture, tightening nuts and bolts, adjusting brakes and basic wheel changing. Food and water You should carry at least one plastic water bottle and for hotter trips two water bottles are ideal. Cyclists...

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Getting fit

To reduce post ride stiffness, before every ride do some warm-up exercises to get your body ready to perform. Start with some easy warm-up limb exercises - stretching, bending, twisting and swinging your limbs through some light movements. Five minutes is usually enough to warm up for a casual ride. When you first get on the bike, start off slowly, gradually increasing your speed over the next 10 minutes. When...

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Braking

Since you have two brakes, one for each hand, if you want to stop as safely as possible, you need to pay attention to how you use each of them. Conventional wisdom says use both brakes at the same time but with care. This is probably good advice for beginners, who have not yet learned to use their brakes more skillfully. Over the bars Many cyclists shy away from using...

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Using gears

For the novice, the hardest thing about learning to ride other than getting the right balance, is using the gears and knowing what happens next. The best advice is to practise where the different gear lever positions are, so you automatically know where to shift them. Practise on a quiet street, bike path or empty car park. To better understand how the gears work, try this simple 60 second exercise....

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