Gear up: This bicycle hardware is required by cops

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Maybe you should have gone for those extras.

Buying a bicycle used to mean just deciding whether or not you wanted a kickstand. But these days, your two-wheeled friend is required — by law — to have a little bit more.

So as yet another service to our readers (that’s you), here’s a breakdown of what the NYPD says you have to have whenever you hit the streets, or you might get a ticket:

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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