What to know about the ‘road bike modification’ industry
In the wake of the tragic accident at the New Jersey state capitol, there’s been a spate of high-profile bike modifications being made on street bikes in New Jersey.
Some have raised more than $1 million for charity.
Others have raised $10,000 to $50,000 for charity and have raised hundreds of thousands more in the past year.
The list goes on.
And while the bike modifications are all well and good, one of the main reasons for the increased demand is that the vehicles involved in the accidents are more often than not being modified.
It’s not unusual for a vehicle to be modified to make it crash more easily, to make the bike look more appealing or to make its brakes easier to control.
That’s what a few people who know about these bikes and who have had to deal with a crash have been trying to warn people about.
But the bike mods aren’t always as simple as replacing the brakes and changing the tires.
“I was surprised at how many of the things that people were saying weren’t necessarily what I was hearing or seeing,” said David T. Hynes, a bicycle-modifying specialist with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“There’s a lot of misinformation out there that is really just untrue.”
While there’s nothing wrong with the way a bike looks or sounds, the way that it operates has an impact on how well it can handle.
The modifications that have been made in New York include a new rear suspension and brakes, a new wheel, wheels, bearings and tires.
There are also new pedals and brake pads.
Some are replacing the wheels, some are adding a chain to the bike and some are replacing some of the chainrings.
And it’s not just modifications that can make a bike crash less likely.
For some, the changes to a bike can make it look even more dangerous.
“People are going to have to pay more attention to how the bike behaves because of the modifications,” said Andrew Kiely, a mechanical engineer who has modified motorcycles and other vehicles.
“If you’re going to ride on a street, you need to have the same safety precautions as on a road bike.”
The crash that killed an Oregon woman, Christina A. Wurster, on her way to a job in Oregon last week has drawn national attention to the problem of how to fix crash-prone bikes.
Wursen, 32, had been commuting to work by bicycle in Portland, Ore., when she was struck by a car in July.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, but police said that they found the cause of the crash was a rear-end crash involving the rear-view mirror.
Wurreden’s friends and family have said she had been riding a bicycle in a safe manner for years.
A video of Wurseng’s death has gone viral and has prompted questions about what could have caused her to become so vulnerable.
“She wasn’t riding a bike like this to cause the accident, she was riding a cycle to make sure she was in a position to defend herself,” said the driver in the video, according to the Associated Press.
But in the weeks since Wursenburg’s death, it’s been clear that her death was not an accident.
Police have said that Wursens crash was not a result of her being distracted or wearing a helmet.
Instead, police say the crash appeared to be the result of a motorist turning left, which Wursening was not riding.
“This was a tragic, tragic accident,” said New Jersey Assemblywoman Mary Pat Latham, a Democrat who represents the district in which the crash occurred.
The video that went viral showed the driver of a silver Toyota Camry turning left in front of Wursters car, which then collided with the rear of the Camry. “
And the drivers in my district know how unsafe it is, too.”
The video that went viral showed the driver of a silver Toyota Camry turning left in front of Wursters car, which then collided with the rear of the Camry.
The Camry’s brakes failed, and the driver lost control of the car and rolled it off the road.
Wuersters death prompted calls for new laws to make modifications easier.
“We need to look at things like the brakes, the chain, the pedals, all of these things that are making it safer to ride a bike,” said Wurters father, Jim Wursts mother, Kathy Wurst.
“When you have accidents, the first thing you want to do is make it safer for people to ride.”
The idea behind this type of modification is that it could help reduce the risk of an accident happening again.
“You get a lot more bang for the buck because you don’t have to do everything,” said Brian C. Oates, a motorcycle and bicycle expert and founder of BikeFix.com.
“With these types of modifications, it doesn’t cost a lot, it takes little time to get it done.”
But not everyone is convinced that the