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What's the best way to donate the proceedings of a sale to charity?

I have 2 adult bikes I want to sell. And since it's that time of the year, I'm also looking for charities to donate to. So I'm thinking of combining the two things. Tell me if this is a good or a bad idea. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Nov 13, 2010 - 11 answers

My last bike was flattened in a building demolition 4 years ago. True story.

As a novice buying a bike for an urban commute, what should I keep in mind? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Nov 7, 2010 - 33 answers

Is Ortilieb really the best?

Before I go spending a lot of money on a pair of Ortilieb panniers are there any other panniers I should be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Nov 1, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for cycling north-shore aficionados

I'd like to take a group on bicycle from Cambridge MA to Salem MA. Route suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Oct 29, 2010 - 6 answers

First-time rider seeks bicycle advice. What should I get? From where [in Melbourne, Australia]? Rough cost?

First-time rider seeks bicycle advice. What should I get? From where? Rough cost? [more inside]
posted by mrme on Oct 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Bike quilt patterns?

Where can I find patterns for quilts that feature bicycles or bicycle parts? [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Oct 22, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to ride my bicycle: What kind should I get? ~200-300 budget.

I moved from WV to relatively flat Richmond, VA. What kind of bike should I get to take advantage of the newfound flatness? ~$200-300 budget. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Please advise on how to organize an Alleycat style bike event fundraiser for my nonprofit workplace, and how to make it AMAZINGLY FUN.

Please give me some advice on how to organize an Alleycat style bike event fundraiser for my nonprofit workplace, and how to make it AMAZINGLY FUN. [more inside]
posted by ialwayscryatendings on Oct 20, 2010 - 7 answers

I want to put a light on my bike helmet.

I want to put a light on my bike helmet. Do you have any specific products or strategies to recommend? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 12, 2010 - 33 answers

Get me my bike back

How can I recover / get reimbursed for my stolen bicycle? [more inside]
posted by KB.Boston_implant.By way of NY on Sep 27, 2010 - 9 answers

please hope me buy a bike.

Too many local bike shops! Please help me choose one. [BayAreaFilter] [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Sep 24, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I solicit money for a friend?

I want to solicit donations with a money raised bar and everything to buy a bike for a good friend who just had her bike stolen. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 23 answers

How do I winterize my bike in a rainy city?

Help me winterize my bike [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Sep 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Bumbershoot 2010 - Flatstock

I saw a poster that had this quote: "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride" and I made the mistake of not buying it at the time. Can anyone either point me to a place where I can buy that poster or a way to contact the designers? Thank you.
posted by thenuts on Sep 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Lightest, most comfortable bike helmet?

Tell me about the lightest, most comfortable bicycle helmet there is. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Sep 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Screws don't fit. Am I screwed?

Installing rear rack on bike. Bolt size conundrum. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Sep 11, 2010 - 8 answers

She can't pedal, but can she still ride?

We try to use our bikes as our main mode of transportation. We just adopted a wonderful (small) dog, and we'd like to see if there's a solution for putting a dog safely on a bike without the use of an expensive doggie trailer. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Sep 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Are new bikes more fun to ride?

Bicycle-filter: Should I shout myself a new bike, or is my old one just fine? Have bought a bike you didn't need? Do you love it? Or do you kind of regret it? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Sep 3, 2010 - 21 answers

Fully loaded clip.

How to remove toeclips from my pedals? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Aug 23, 2010 - 7 answers

I don't wanna be too short to ride a bike.

Where can I find a cheap bike for a short woman in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol on Aug 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Biking to The Cloisters

Can/Should I visit The Cloisters by bicycle? [more inside]
posted by Right On Red on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

I Have a Dream, A Two-Wheeled Dream

Dream bike: I know what I want but how can I get it? Am I going to have to go to a custom shop and it is going to cost tons? Is there an easier way? What are the right terms to use when explaining it to a bike dude? [more inside]
posted by dame on Aug 11, 2010 - 39 answers

Critical Paris?

Critical Mass in Paris? [more inside]
posted by opek on Aug 4, 2010 - 3 answers

How to assess an old bicycle

How would I go about finding how old, what worth if any, this old bike has? [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Aug 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Recommend a bike for around town and a little bit beyond.

Does this bike seem like a good choice for me? I need to buy a new bike and want to be sure it's a match. [more inside]
posted by circular on Aug 3, 2010 - 19 answers

At least it's not a bass

I'm newly car-free, and using my bicycle for all my transportation. I'm also taking violin lessons, and I've run into a problem: my violin case is too big and awkward to easily transport on my bike! I know the easy answer is "buy a smaller case" but until I can do that, does anyone have any suggestions for how to get to & from my violin lessons via bike? [more inside]
posted by bryghtrose on Jul 30, 2010 - 24 answers

my kingdom for a horse...er...for a bicycle tire that never leak air

How do you keep your bicycle's tires pumped with air when the bike has to be locked in a common bike room? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Jul 22, 2010 - 54 answers

What's the best group set for my cycling needs?

I've bought a road bike frame, forks, seat post and headset. I'm a price level down from the Shimano 105 series. What's the best group set and bottom bracket for my needs? [more inside]
posted by Hiker on Jul 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Please help me plan an awesome hardcore state crossin' bicycle trip! Now in 3D!

Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Helmet hair I can deal with, but I'm tired of helmet forehead.

My bike helmet leaves deep indentations on my forehead. The marks are really bad right when I get to work, and linger for most of the day. What can I do to get them to go away faster? How can I prevent them? I still get them when I use a head wrap in the winter, so a cap or a bandanna underneath probably won't help. My helmet fits comfortably and I'm usually well hydrated. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Jul 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Fixed Gear Equipment Question.

Bicycling filter: Looking for a bike bag (around the waist) for fixies. Usually only found at a fixed gear shop or, often enough, home made with loops for your belt. [more inside]
posted by MansRiot on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Flat, smooth, carless and long bike rides in the Bay?

Bay Area-centric/Bike-centric question: I love to go for bike rides with my 7 year old. She's usually up for about 5 miles, but is interested in going farther and so am I (with breaks). She gets discouraged if there are a lot of hills or if the road is rough. So far the best routes have been on the completed chunks of the Bay Trail because they are flat, paved, pedestrian/bike only (no cars) and have nice views. Can you suggest any other spots for this kind of low-key but long-lasting bike ride in the greater Bay Area? Are there websites or books I should look to for more ideas?
posted by serazin on Jul 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Bike racing newbie advice

I want to sign up for my first bike race, a 15 mile crit at the end of August. What should I do, buy, and expect? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Jul 5, 2010 - 19 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

Follow that bike!

I've drifted away from following the Tour de France over the last few years, and would like to get back into it this year. What's the best (web-based) way of doing this? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jul 3, 2010 - 8 answers

What's a good, lightweight bicycle that I can beat up on?

What's a good lightweight bicycle that I can beat up on? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jun 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Save my perineum!

How can I pick a good, safe bicycle saddle for men that doesn't cost too much? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jun 19, 2010 - 11 answers

What questions do I need to ask the seller of a bike on Craigslist?

I want to buy a bike on Craigslist. What questions should I ask the seller? I haven't been on a bike in 20+ years, so I'm looking for something cheap to get started on. Full bike details after jump. [more inside]
posted by Jane Austen on Jun 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Nice Rack? But how do I get it on my bike?

Bike/Cycling: Modern features + classic styling = fit problems. I want this rack to fit on this bike. Help me ponder modifications necessary to make it fit - or sadden me greatly and tell me I'm going to have to settle for something uglier. [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Jun 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Novice Urban Cyclist Seeks Commute Advice

I'm going to start commuting to work by bike soon (some of the time, anyway). Help me with a few specific questions and give me general advice on making my commute by bike the kind of thing I'll want to stick with. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 2, 2010 - 44 answers

Toronto alleycat route

The first alleycat was held in Toronto according to Wikipedia. Is the route available anywhere online?
posted by vegetable100% on May 31, 2010 - 2 answers

help me haul my lazy ass around town

Folding bike or Electric scooter? Help me choose! [more inside]
posted by jak68 on May 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me find the right bike.

Help me find the right bike. [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on May 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Too bad this doesn't fit into Grab Bag...

I'm going off to college this fall and need some great panniers... [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on May 25, 2010 - 20 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

One Day I'll Be in New York City!

AnecdoteCyclingFilter: What are your experiences cycling in downtown Minneapolis/Saint Paul? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on May 14, 2010 - 12 answers

"It's gonna be clamp this, clamp that. Bada-climp, bada-clamp!"

Hardware question: is there a common sort of clamp for holding a round/tubular object? [more inside]
posted by supercres on May 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Philly bicycle training

What are some good cycling routes in Philadelphia? I'm looking for places to train rather than scenic rides. [more inside]
posted by swbarrett on May 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Touring on a Trek 1.2?

Is it possible to do fully-loaded bicycle touring on a Trek 1.2? [more inside]
posted by pmdboi on May 1, 2010 - 13 answers

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