What sort of training plan would you recommend for a cyclist who has ridden 70 miles in six hours quite comfortably and would like to ride a five-hour century, preferably in the next twelve months? Note that it'll be hard to fit more than an hour's ride into a weekday. I've seen a lot of century training plans call for 25 or 35 mile rides during the week, and that's probably not realistic unless I learn to ride a lot faster first. [more inside]
How to sew a bicycle cape [more inside]
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
Help us figure out which bike trailer to buy. [more inside]
I commute to work by bicycle, and I've noticed that my shoulders and neck are often sore at the end of my 45-minute ride. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
Help me figure out the bicycle options for someone with limited use of their right hand. Long-winded details inside. [more inside]
Beloved bicycle stolen. Suggestions for a 5'6" 145 lbs female, who rides about twenty miles a day through suburbia in north central Florida with a budget of under $400 and a limited knowledge of bike parts and specifics? [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!
TINY TRACK. I want to know every single option for a short girl building a fixed-gear bike. What manufacturers make frames smaller than 47cm? [more inside]
Help me plan a food tour of Chicago's south side by bicycle. I'd like to make a little loop starting and ending in Woodlawn, covering < 50 mi and stopping several times to eat small, interesting things. Can you suggest some good destinations and routes? Note that we'll be five sweaty college kids in funny clothes, with wallets to match, so err on the side of "hole in the wall."
Which bicycle pannier should I buy? [more inside]
Thorough bicycle tuneup: before putting bike into winter hibernation, or first thing next spring? Any difference? [more inside]
Replacing the wheels on a 3-speed bike: Instructions, tools, and tricks? [more inside]
I ran across a travelogue a while back of two young women going on a long bicycle tour in the Eastern U.S. in the 1930s or 1940s. I think they started from Pennsylvania or another nearby state and originally intended to go west, but ended up going south. On the return trip, I think they took a boat up the Mississippi or another major river. Does this ring a bell? [more inside]
How long would it take me to learn to weld steel and aluminum bicycle frames? [more inside]
Cyclists, help a noob with some tweaks to a newly gifted bike. [more inside]
Earlier this year I bought my wife a used 54cm Cannondale Six13 Feminine 3 Compact via Craigslist. It was in mint condition and I basically bought for a small fraction of the retail price - the lady who was selling it got it as a gift from her ex-boyfriend and just wanted to get rid of it. However, I misjudged my wife's frame size - she should be riding a smaller bike. Being that this bike has great components, I have decided to replace the frame. Help me do it! [more inside]
How do I use this wall-mounted public bicycle rack? [more inside]
Which model of bicycle did I have as a child? [more inside]
I want a bicycle for fitness and a biathlon here and there. I don't want to spend a ton of money on a casual hobby but I don't want a bike that only lasts a season. What type/brand of bike should I buy or what should I look for in a bike for this purpose? [more inside]
How to fix erectile dysfunction as a result of bike riding? [more inside]
Tell me everything I need to know about tires and tubes for my new daily commute on a bicycle! [more inside]
Bike-buying help: what makes some bike components better than others? [more inside]
Which wind trainer would be ok for me, given my injured knee and fairly limited budget? [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to ride a tandem bike on first date? [more inside]
Help me find my perfect bike. I have not owned a bike since I was a child so I am having a hard time picking one now. In fact, I went to three different local bike shops and was given 2-3 different options at each shop so I am even more confused now than I was when I started looking. Specifications and riding goals inside. [more inside]
What should I be looking for in buying a bike? [more inside]
What is a typical minimum age at which babies are taken as passengers on bicycles in the Netherlands? What kind of carrier tends to be used at this age (trailer? car seat mounted on bike? bakfiets?). [more inside]
Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
We're living in Portland, Oregon and I'm looking to buy a bike I can use to cycle a few miles to work downtown and get around our neighbourhood. There's so many bike shops here we don't know where to start looking. I'd prefer a good-quality secondhand bike, but could probably stretch to a new one if I had to. Neither of us are bike nerds so are wary of being sold the wrong thing, so we're after a place that will give us good, honest, advice and have a good range of bikes. Thanks.
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!
Is there a tool out there which will allow me to plug in the mileage I need for a certain cycling training ride, and will spit out a route that will get me that amount of miles? Maybe using Google maps or something? I'm in Boise,ID, if that matters.
I have a water squeeze-bottle on my bike. It has a black cap/drinking-assembly and I'm concerned that it might get really gross under there without me ever knowing about it. How should I clean it? Should I just get a different bottle?
I'm looking for advice on bike routes and bike-on-train travel tips from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR [more inside]
I got a ticket for biking on the sidewalk in NYC. What do I do next? [more inside]
What kind of bike am I looking for (for my wife)? [more inside]
Cheap, serviceable used bike in Minneapolis? [more inside]
How much can you actually fit inside a Brooks "Challenge" Tool Bag? [more inside]
I need recommendations on a retro-style light set for my bike . . . details inside. [more inside]
Why are my bicycle tires always going flat? (Air pressure gauge question within) [more inside]
Where can I buy a Motobecane Cafe Express 8? Or a bike similar to it? [more inside]
I had to remove the cassette on my rear wheel to replace a broken spoke. There is now a small amount of movement between the cogs. Is this a problem? [more inside]
What's the most inexpensive way to have a bike in Crested Butte for one month this summer? [more inside]
Bikefilter: Where can i get a 27x1&1/4 rear wheel into which I can install a 3-speed internal hub? And is there a specific name for this type of wheel? [more inside]
Recommendations on flat-resistant bicycle tires? [more inside]
I bike frequently in Cambridge and Boston and have been having problems with rude motorists (none, thankfully, involving injuries). On reflection, I think my actions in response to these incidents have been counterproductive. What should I be doing differently? [more inside]
Tell me about your experiences with bike seat neuralgia. [more inside]