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Where can I buy an inexpensive bicycle in Los Angeles?

Where can I get a halfway decent road bicycle in West Los Angeles for around $400? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Jul 5, 2008 - 9 answers

How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention

I'm building a two-wheeled cargo trailer for my bicycle, and I'm mounting standard caliper brakes on each wheel of the trailer. I want to control both brakes with one handle i.e. I squeeze the handle, and both calipers close. How can I set this up? [more inside]
posted by optovox on Jul 5, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I keep my bike while riding the bus?

I've been doing a combo bike/bus commute on LA Metro for about a month now, and I find myself obsessing about how easy it would be for someone to steal my bike off the rack mounted on the front of the bus with no one being the wiser. Is there something I could do/use to at least make thieving my bike a little more inconvenient, yet not add much to the time it takes ME to get it off the rack? On reread, sort of self-defeating I guess - any ideas at all?
posted by DandyRandy on Jul 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Hivemind provides tech support herein

An old rusty bike: Opportunity for cheap travel, or just junk? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Jun 30, 2008 - 20 answers

I am Schwinn's (what?)

What do you call this part of a bike? (Photo inside) [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Skinner on Jun 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Is a folding bicycle right for a train commute in Chicago?

This is actually a two part question. First, can anybody recommend a folding bicycle? I'm going to need to travel from a train to my work and it's about 2 miles. Would you recommend one of these bicycles for this kind of commute? How do they hold up in the rain and when it gets cold? Is there anything I can do about water flying up from the front and rear wheels? 2nd, does anybody know if you can buy a monthly Metra pass that will allow you to transfer between two Metra lines? [more inside]
posted by crios on Jun 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Bicycle == Decongestant ?

Why does riding my bicycle clear my stuffy nose? [more inside]
posted by benign on Jun 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Short Gal ISO Bike on Craigslist

How can I buy a bicycle sight unseen? I would like a bike for short (two- or three-mile) hops on country roads -- think quick trips to the grocery store. I know nothing about bicycles, but would like to buy used and inexpensively, with luck, via Craigslist. It will be a long while before I can get to a bike shop to get fitted. So what do I need to know/ask before I make the trek to check out a bike in an ad? There is [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jun 8, 2008 - 12 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

Fat guy on a little bike?

Is this bike sturdy enough for a 280lb man? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on May 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Bicycle shopping in Jacksonville, FL

Any huge bicycle store in Jacksonville, FL? I'm looking for one that I can test ride several Trek and Giant models.
posted by pinkkitty on May 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Is there any reason this Amtrak trip won't work?

This summer I'd like to take the Amtrak from Cincinnati, OH to Holland, MI, by way of Chicago, and I'd like to take my bike. Help me figure this out. [more inside]
posted by Quidam on May 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Obtaining a bike in Trento

For a friend: where does one purchase a used (read: relatively cheap) bike in Italy in the Trento area?
posted by melvinwang on May 19, 2008 - 2 answers

I don't know anything about riding or buying a bike. Help!

Had my tricycle stolen this weekend. Thinking it's time to bite the bullet and learn to ride a bike. Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on May 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Which Bike gets the new crankset?

MTBFilter: Which of my two bikes should get the new LX Hollowtech II Crankset I just bought and should I use an XTR Rear derailler on my commuter? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on May 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Messenger bags versus backbacks?

Why do you prefer a messenger bag to a backpack / bookbag (or vice versa) for bicycle commuting? Should I get one? [more inside]
posted by whir on May 14, 2008 - 49 answers

New bike, old bike?

Should I get a new bike? Or should I fix my broken one? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on May 12, 2008 - 13 answers

If only it were as simple as changing the oil

I could use some help loosening up for my return to cycling. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on May 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Escaping Toronto with a bike in tow?

How to escape the Greater Toronto Area for multiday bicycle tours? Difficulty: no car. [more inside]
posted by anthill on May 11, 2008 - 12 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

How to attach bicycle wheel to a long axle?

How to I attach a bicycle (front) wheel to a long axle for a (soap) box car? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Smallest folding bicycle folding trailer

I'm looking for a folding bicycle trailer. That's a trailer that folds up and connects to a bicycle (though it coincidentally will be connected to a folding bicycle, so I guess it's a folding bicycle folding trailer). Anyway, the main thing is that it needs to fold up really small. Please point me to the smallest, when folded, bicycle trailer you know about. Thanks.
posted by krisjohn on Apr 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Bicycle or tri-cycle?

I'm planning on buying a bike for road rides, but I am also planning on training for my first sprint tri. Is a regular road bike alright for a beginner tri-athlete? Can I use a tri style bike for long road rides? Does it even make a difference? [more inside]
posted by jeffe on Apr 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Where to rent a bike in Portland, OR?

Can anyone familiar with bike shops in Portland recommend a place to rent a bike for a few days? I currently ride a Fuji Crosstown 3.0 hybrid, in NYC, so something similar as a rental would be great! [more inside]
posted by jacquilinala on Apr 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me build a bicycle powered water pump.

Help me build a bicycle powered water pump. [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Apr 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Cycling to work, how do you manage clothes?

I'm looking for tips from people who ride a bike to work. I have the bike, and the work, what I'm looking for are the practicalities of coping with the sweatiness; showering, changing, keeping clothes at work, or travelling with them. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Apr 4, 2008 - 18 answers

Importing custom Xootr Swift Folder cycle into the UK

I'm planning on importing a Xootr Swift from the USA to the UK. I'd like a few custom components. Anyone have any experience of how best to do this, and what parts will work best? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 answers

kind of like Little Miss Sunshine - all the people + camera equipment - bus + ecological sensitivity

What's the modern, ecological equivalent of a Volkswagon Bus (oh yeah and make it cheap, please). [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Feb 17, 2008 - 28 answers

How do I rate/review cycling products?

I was recently asked to review/rate some new cycling products (frames, pedals, saddles, etc...) for my friend's blog and I'm trying to figure out a good set of overall criteria to base the reviews on. Something like this: Criteria 01 Criteria 02 Criteria 03 Criteria 04 Overall Score Any suggestions as to what I can base my reviews on? I was thinking build quality might be one good criteria, but I'm struggling for more.
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Feb 13, 2008 - 13 answers

Please help me find a temporary bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible.

Please help me find a bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Jan 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Help identify cool mystery bike rack?

Help me identify/locate the manufacturer of a cool hitch-mounted bike rack I saw last summer. I want one. The google goggles, they do nothing. [more inside]
posted by de void on Jan 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Bike accessories, without going overboard?

After seven years without a bike, and a year of wanting to ride every few days, I finally gave in and bought a bike. I have a helmet, but now I need some suggestions as far as accessories go. [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Jan 1, 2008 - 34 answers

Week-long Bicycle Tours In or Near New York State?

I need to submit my 2008 vacation requests soon and I need some help finding a week-long bicycle tour to go on this summer that is within a reasonable driving distance from western NY State (Rochester). [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Dec 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Bicycle Data for Portland, OR

Where can I find data about cyclists in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by georgemandis on Dec 8, 2007 - 9 answers

How to ride a single speed on an indoor trainer

Can a single speed or track bicycle without a rear quick release skewer work on my minoura vfs fluid trainer? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Dec 2, 2007 - 3 answers

need clasp for bike chain bracelet

need to find weird folding bracelet clasp for bike chain bracelet [more inside]
posted by annoyance on Nov 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find this Time Magazine illustration online

I'm trying to find an online version of the illustration from the Best Inventions of 2007 issue of Time Magazine. The illustration depicts a man on a bicycle covered overwhelmingly in gadgets next to a young woman holding an iPhone.
posted by billtron on Nov 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Could this asshole-motorist repellant actually work?

I'm fed up with nearly getting clipped by passing cars while on my bike. The other day I thought of attaching a key or scribe to a flexible pole mounted on the side of my bike as a deterrent. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on Nov 26, 2007 - 49 answers

333 half-devil hubs

Anyone have an idea where to find information on rebuilding old Shimano 3-speed hubs from the 1970s? They were on lowcost (Sears, Murray, Huffy) bikes, and often they are the only part of the bike that has not rusted into oblivion. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Nov 23, 2007 - 3 answers

I need bike pants!

I'm looking for winter biking pants [more inside]
posted by Mid on Nov 7, 2007 - 21 answers

What size are the bolt holes on my bicycle?

What size are the bolt holes on my bicycle? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Nov 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Do I really have to cut through the lock?

Bicycle was locked outside (it's against the rules to bring it inside the apartment where I live). It rained, and the bicycle wasn't used for some time, and now the lock won't budge (it rusted, I think): key goes in, but doesn't turn. I tried WD-40 but it didn't work. Before I cut through the lock, are there any other solutions I could try?
posted by sailoreagle on Oct 30, 2007 - 21 answers

BikeFilter: I need remedial Presta valve help.

BikeFilter: I need remedial Presta valve help. [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 29, 2007 - 9 answers

When to change bicycle gears

How/when do you change gears on a multiple-speed bicycle? Out of the 21 gears, there are 11 or so useful/unique ratios. So, do you stay in in one front ratio and only use the rear-derailleur until you have to shift down, or do you shift through the all the available ratios, double-shifting when necessary. [more inside]
posted by nielm on Oct 16, 2007 - 22 answers

Best bicycle shop in LA?

Looking for a friendly bike shop in LA to pick up a Cruiser style bicycle to ship back to Australia. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Oct 4, 2007 - 5 answers

It's easy as riding a bike. I want to believe!

At the relatively old age of 29, I've decided to relearn* how to ride a bike. Bicycle, that is. What are the unspoken (ha!) rules and things I should know? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 19, 2007 - 36 answers

Legalities after Bicycle Accident?

I got hit by a car on a bicycle while carrying a laptop. Bicycle & laptop are busted, but thankfully I'm not. What do I do now, legally speaking? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Sep 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Bike Lost Forever?

Is My Bike Lost Forever? A long tale of suspicion, woe, and revenge... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 4, 2007 - 19 answers

electric bikes?

Experiences with an electric bike? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Sep 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Hitch on a 2007 Camry

Anyone have any experience with installing a hitch for use with a hitch bike rack on a Toyota Camry? I haven't had a chance to visit the dealer, but is there an official Toyota-sanctioned hitch for a 2007 Camry? The manual says it can tow 1000 lbs, so there's gotta be something. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Aug 30, 2007 - 5 answers

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