I have a pannier and bicycle, and I need to mount the one to the other. The bike is a ~1985 Schwinn and the pannier is a Blackburn EX. I’ve tried a Blackburn MTN rack, but my heels bump the bag. Ideally it’d be about 4-6 inches further back and still level along the top (currently tilts slightly back). Do racks come in different sizes I need to know? Are there some bike/bag combos that don’t work? Do people shorten their cranks instead of moving the bags? Is there some crucial measurement I should learn?
One thing that my wife and I would like to do soon is a longer bike trip. We have ideas about taking four months [may through august] to cycle across [mostly] western Europe. Can we afford to do this? [more inside]
Please advise me on candidate bikes and/or other buying advice for replacing my Trek 620. (Details inside) [more inside]
I get numbness in my right hand after biking 5 to 10 miles. Now what? [more inside]
Biking the west coast and across the USA - want to have a bike built in Portland, OR: where to go? What to build? [more inside]
Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
Some friends and I - all new to the area - are looking for a good place to camp within a long day's bike ride of Minneapolis, MN (60-100mi). We're hoping for something where we'll see few other people, and preferably access to a lake or river, hiking trails, and general wilderness (or at least the feeling of being away from civilization for a bit), and good to stay for a couple of days. Any recommendations? I'm having a hard time with the signal to noise ratio of the rest of the internet. Thanks!
Trying to plan a June bicycling trip in Portugal that either ends or begins in Coimbra. Does anyone have any experience cycling in Portugal? What are the good books? Any tips? My google-fu has failed me, and I can only seem to find places which want to take me on guided bike tours. [more inside]
Tell me about your indispensable gear for bicycle touring. [more inside]
Is it possible to do fully-loaded bicycle touring on a Trek 1.2? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on what mountain bike to buy for a long off-road tour. [more inside]
Is Xinjiang, China a safe place for unsupported bicycle touring right now? [more inside]
We want to go somewhere sunny and warm in February. We're in Vancouver BC and don't want to fly too far; cost is an issue. We would really like to bring our touring bicycles and do a mini-tour at a relaxed pace - maybe 250 miles over two weeks. So far we're looking at South Baja. Good idea? Other ideas? [more inside]
I’m considering biking from Madison, WI to Austin, TX in October. Please help me assess whether this is a good idea. [more inside]
What do I need to know and do in order to take a bike and ride a famous cycling route in France? [more inside]
How to escape the Greater Toronto Area for multiday bicycle tours? Difficulty: no car. [more inside]
What is the best cycling route from the northern part of the central valley north/northeast-ward? Oh, and will I die? [more inside]
$700+ to fly with our bicycles? Help us find decent touring bike rentals in Amsterdam or a better plan! [more inside]
California or southwest geography buffs -- a great 200 miles of travel, starting within a day's drive of San Francisco? Road bike tourers -- tips on preparing for and planning a bicycle tour? [more inside]