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Is there another pedal-forward electric bike besides the Electra Townie?

I was considering buying an Electra Townie Go, the electric version of the Townie, but I've gotten some feedback that it's ridiculously overpriced for an electric bike ($2200+ where most electrics are less than $1500) and that the battery is very weak. Are there other pedal-forward electric bikes? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on May 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Brooklyn bike tune-up recommendations

Where should I take my bike in Brooklyn (preferably near Downtown/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) for a tune-up? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Apr 3, 2014 - 8 answers

What should I be looking for in a comfortable, relaxed city bike?

I've been thinking for a while about getting another bike. I have one bike that I like very much, but it's not as comfortable as I'd like for longer rides and so I tend not to ride as often as I otherwise might. I'm looking for a more relaxed and comfortable bike that will get me out on the road more often without too much sacrifice in speed. Requirements inside, recommendations appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Switching bike forks back and forth: doable?

I have a commuter bike with no suspension and light tread tires. i have taken it on light mountain bike trails, and it handles well, but the jarring caused by a lack of suspension is killing me. i was wondering how practical/possible it would be to buy a second suspension fork and knobby(er) tire and switch the forks depending on whether i want to ride on concrete or a trail. [more inside]
posted by camdan on Oct 3, 2013 - 15 answers

Find me a bike in London (with my particular annoying needs), please!

We just moved back to London, joy! But our very heavy Dutch style bike does not lend itself to our new flat. What is your advice for finding a light compact bike relatively cheaply, ethically sourced? [more inside]
posted by jujulalia on Aug 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Community bike shop impact studies?

Are there any studies on community bike shop impact studies on adult personal & economic self-sufficiency? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Affordable, durable bike for a 10 year old?

Suggestions for a reasonably priced and durable bike for a ten year old? Thanks in advance, hivemind. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Nov 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Going to San Francisco and Portland; what am I doing?

Planes and Trains and Bikes, oh my! or, Going to San Francisco and Portland for a week and a half; what should I do and see and eat? [more inside]
posted by vulgar_wheat on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Oops!

So, um, how do you put a bicycle hub gear back together? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Wanted: Bike Routes in New England that meet specific criteria.

Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

What do I need to know to improve

If I wanted to make a paying hobby out of restoring and updating old bikes, what are some resources that would help me improve my skills, research the right bikes/components, and find the right places to buy them? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 11, 2012 - 22 answers

How to choose between bicycles

I'd like to buy a new road bike and I think I have a general idea what I'm looking for (aluminum, Tiagra, WSD). Within that class of bikes, how do I choose between the available brands? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Help a bipedal human get on two wheels.

Bikefilter: I know zilch about bikes. What kind of bike do I want? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 30, 2011 - 22 answers

Hydraulic brakes better for long descents?

I am looking for a cross-country bike for use in a mountain-y watershed area. I am not a skilled or graceful descender, and there is going to be a lot of descending. Bike shop guy, who I have known for a while and trust, says hydraulic discs are the way to go because of how they handle heat. Is this really a factor I should account for? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Apr 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Help fit me with a bike.

Help outfit me in a new bike. I am trying to decide between two bikes at my local bike store or a bike from bikesdirect.com. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Jul 3, 2010 - 16 answers

Best bike route through midtown manhattan?

What's the best way to get across midtown Manhattan by bicycle? Looking at bike maps of the city, it seems there's no bike lanes going East-West between the lower 20s and wayy up in 90th St (on the east side) and 77th St (on the west side) Assuming I want to get across town by travelling in the 50s (or reasonably close to that), which street(s) should I take for the safest, least traffic-rife ride?
posted by Greg Nog on May 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me buy bikes for me and my brother.

Two old dudes want some bikes. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on May 18, 2010 - 13 answers

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike...

Which bike is the bike for me? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Mar 11, 2010 - 28 answers

Should I go with bullhorn handlebars?

Should I put bullhorn handlebars on my bike? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Feb 3, 2010 - 16 answers

How to fit a bicycle in my Civic?

Is it possible to fit an ordinary, adult-sized street bicycle into a 2007 Honda Civic? If so, how?
posted by ninotchka on Jun 9, 2009 - 13 answers

$100 bike lights: best bang for buck?

I have a budget of $75-$100 for a bike headlight. I am seriously considering NiteRider's MiNewt-USB. Does anyone have any other recommendations, or anecdata about the MiNewt? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Nov 6, 2008 - 19 answers

What frame and forks should I look out for?

Fixedgearfilter: I'd like to build a single speed bike, but I have no idea what frame and forks to buy. [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Bike accessory advice

So I just bought myself a new single speed bike for my birthday. I'd like to get different bars, pedals, and saddle but need advice... I'm also curious if it's possible to remove the branding decals without damaging the frame... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 1, 2008 - 19 answers

Bicycle Needs Repair, Badly

After riding today, a couple things started going wrong with my bike, and I'd like to fix the problems myself, if possible. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Bike for a really tall guy?

Anyone know of a bicycle that would fit a very tall (6' 10") man? Recumbents and velocipedes need not apply.
posted by thinman on Apr 9, 2006 - 13 answers

Recomendations for good indoor bike trainers?

I want to purchase a bike trainer so I can ride indoors during the winter months. What sorts of things should I look for? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt on Jan 25, 2006 - 20 answers

How to teach a 10 year old to ride a bike.

My daughter is 10 years old and has always been paralyzed with fear of riding a bike. Just recently she won a brand spanking new bike in a raffle in school. It's a 15 speed girl's bike with 26" tires. She is finally interested in riding. After buying the appropriate safety equipment, what can I do to help her learn? I learned at age 4 without training wheels; she thinks she wants them. What say you good folk? Any tips at all are appreciated.
posted by horseblind on May 2, 2005 - 26 answers

Get me on my bike

The sun is out and I want to be riding my bike. Help me get it ready to roll. [more inside]
posted by papercake on Apr 18, 2005 - 11 answers

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