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]
when my friend tries to pedal his bicycle, there is a total lack of tension in the pedals and they just seem to 'slip' and fail completely. we're at a loss. [more inside]
I am absolutely in love with this bicycle. However, it's well outside my price range. What's the best quality and style I can get in a bike for around $300? [more inside]
Do you have any advice for someone new to urban cycling? [more inside]
Cycling visit to Vancouver BC. Where should I stay, where should I ride? [more inside]
Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly? [more inside]
Question about crank-forward bicycles, aka pedal-forward, aka flat-foot, aka semi-recumbent. [more inside]
Yet another special snowflake question about what bike to get, from a bicycle noob. I'd like to get out and bicycle in our (hilly) neighborhood. If I love my bike to be, I may commute on it to the train, about 7 miles from our home, or for errands. I haven't really biked since I was a kid and owned a racing 10 speed. I'm a small fairly thin woman (5'2".) I'm fine with staying on roads and hence am not taken with mountain bikes, which strike me as clunky. A little more inside. [more inside]
I love everything about my bike except the brakes. Can my bike, which used to have coaster brakes, be converted to have both front and back hand brakes? [more inside]
What is the law in Japan regarding seating a child at the front and a child at the rear of the bicycle?
What is the law in Japan regarding seating a child at the front and a child at the rear of the bicycle? [more inside]
Help a cycling newbie's bike love her as much as she loves it! I think I have a problem with my Shimano derailleur. [more inside]
Bike Mechanics 101: What tools and general knowledge should I acquire before I make an attempt at dismantling and re-constructing a bicycle? [more inside]
Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
Bikefilter: I know zilch about bikes. What kind of bike do I want? [more inside]
I have a ~50 miles bike ride ahead of me this Sunday, which I've done before. However, I am completely out of shape and haven't been training much lately. What should I do to increase my chances of finishing while still having a pleasant ride and without completely destroying my Monday? [more inside]
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]
I'll be in Amsterdam for 7-10 days in early August, and am looking for some self guided bike rides out of the city and into the surrounding countryside. [more inside]
Please recommend for me a down-and-dirty bike shop in Austin. [more inside]
Very affordable commuter/road bike? [more inside]
I was cycling in Central Park this morning and got a summons for running a red light with my bike. Now what? [more inside]
What's a good bike? While looking for a bike, I realized there are (maybe) six manufacturers of frames and ten manufacturers of everything else (excluding hand-made specialty parts). Which ones are the best - 'best' meaning highest quality construction for the least added 'name-brand' expense? [more inside]
Am I too heavy for my bike? Looking for info on weight limits for bike frames/rims. [more inside]
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]
I ride my bike about 50-70 miles a day, but now I'd like to be able to carry a minimal amount of overnight camping gear and hiking boots with me. How can I do this while keeping the weight balanced and without breaking my back?
What should I look for in a mid-range commuter bike? And where should I buy one in Oxford, UK? [more inside]
What is the best / your favorite bicycle computer app for the iPhone? Also, what bike mount would you recommend for an iPhone?
I need to fix a stiff and twisted bicycle chain. Can you help? [more inside]
Tell me about your indispensable gear for bicycle touring. [more inside]