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Slimpstreaming behind a random?

Do you think it is rude for Alice (a commuter cyclist) to slipstream behind Bob (another commuter cyclist, who doesn't know Alice)? [more inside]
posted by Tapioca on Nov 24, 2009 - 59 answers

Escape from rain city

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]
posted by PercussivePaul on Nov 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Best route for overland commute in NYC

I live at the top of Central Park in New York City (my park entrance is at 110th and Lenox), and I'm thinking of either getting a bike or rollerblades to commute to my job at 23rd and Fifth (or, perhaps more accurately, to my gym at 23rd and Park, where I can shower and change). What's the most direct path through the park from top to bottom, and which streets should I take to my destination once I exit the park? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Starter bike recommendations for 4.5yr old girl

Recommendations pls for a starter bike for 4.5 yr old girl with princess aspirations.
posted by lapsang on Nov 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Help put my chain guard on?

How do I install the chain guard on my bike? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Nov 7, 2009 - 5 answers

you'd look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two

My boyfriend and I really want to win Most Stylish Couple at The Sadie Hawkins Style Ride in one week. Any suggestions? (previously) [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Bicycles & physics

bicyclefilter: Are there any sites or books that break down the science of a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Is it safer to do a 5 mile commute on city streets on a bicycle or a motorcycle?

Is it safer to do a 5 mile commute on busy city streets on a bicycle or a motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Oct 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Recommendations for a lightweight cruiser bicycle?

I need recommendations for a relatively lightweight cruiser-type bicycle. I have an Electra Townie, and I like everything about it except the weight (about 35 lbs.) Is there a lighter alternative out there? I'm ideally looking for something that has raised handlebars, a comfortable saddle and easy-to-change gears (good for a bike novice.) I'm not looking for a single-speed.
posted by zembla3 on Oct 25, 2009 - 15 answers

them's the brakes...

I've just changed the disc brake pads on my bicycle and now the calipers won't 'grab' onto the metal disc enough to brake effectively... [more inside]
posted by hairgelburrito on Oct 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Fit two bikes in a Toyora Matrix?

Can two road bicycles fit in a Toyota Matrix Wagon? I would fold the back seats down, lay them flat and take the front tires off.
posted by lonelyeconomist on Oct 8, 2009 - 7 answers

DIY bike repair?

I just bought a mountain bike on the cheap and want to make some changes, namely adjust the shifters (or perhaps change them altogether), and replace the handlebars. Is this a rookie-doable project or should I take it to a shop? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me buy a netbook, camera, and bike.

Help me buy a netbook, a low-end digital camera, and a bike. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Oct 3, 2009 - 16 answers

I can't believe there's no app for that!

Could I possibly use my iPhone as a bike computer? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Sep 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Biking in the rain

Questions about bike gear for the rainy season. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Sep 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Free as a bird

What is the most lightweight and/or the most vented bicycle helmet that you can buy? [more inside]
posted by ghost dance beat on Sep 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Warmed Over Cycling

Can you please recommend some good urban winter bicycling clothes for me? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Sep 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Selling a bike: can I safely allow people to test-ride it?

Selling a bike: can I safely allow people to test-ride it? [more inside]
posted by fermata on Sep 5, 2009 - 5 answers

What kind of zippy bike to get?

What bike to get? Indulge me, oh mighty bike warriors. Road, cyclocross, touring, zippy. [more inside]
posted by readymade on Sep 2, 2009 - 32 answers

What's the best alternative to bananas as fuel for a ~12 mile cycle commute?

What's the best alternative to bananas as fuel for a ~12 mile cycle commute? [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Aug 31, 2009 - 14 answers

Pimp My Bike!

I'm about to go on a bike accessory spending spree, and I wanted input on the most impenetrable locks, the most stylish helmets, and on everything from baskets to bells to headlights. I also would welcome any input on the best way to light a bike frame using electroluminescent wire. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 20, 2009 - 47 answers

In need of a solid errands bike

Need a budget priced new / used bike for grocery shopping and a bike bag to carry them in - tell me what I need and what brands I should look for. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 16, 2009 - 12 answers

bicycle repair - DIY or get an expert?

Should I take my cheap bike in for a professional tune up, or try to do it myself? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Aug 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me choose a bike.

Bike filter: which bicycle should I buy for commuter purposes? [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus on Aug 10, 2009 - 20 answers

Buying a new Mountain Bike

[bikefilter] I'm buying a new mountain bike in the near future. Possible candidates are the Santa Cruz Blur LT, Yeti 575 and the Ibis Mojo. Other bikes have the same features and can be had for almost $1k less. Are these bikes worth the difference in price to other less costly bikes? Will I be buying brand? [more inside]
posted by edmz on Aug 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Presta valve adapter pains.

Is it a bad idea to ride my bicycle with my presta valves unscrewed and having a presta -> schrader valve adapter covering them? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Aug 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Antique Bicycle Roadshow Filter

What's your guess on how much this bike is worth. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jul 28, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I figure out what size this Cannondale R600 frame is?

How can I figure out what size bike frame this is, and is it a good choice for me? [more inside]
posted by mbatch on Jul 26, 2009 - 11 answers

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.

How much would it cost me to buy two secondhand bikes near Stockholm, Sweden? And where would I buy them? [more inside]
posted by December on Jul 24, 2009 - 6 answers

I need general advice about bicycle commuting and specific recommendations for Seattle.

I need general advice about bicycle commuting and specific recommendations for Seattle: where to live for commute to UW, bike shop recommendations, must have equipment, neighborhoods to avoid, good routes and trails, and the like. [more inside]
posted by GPF on Jul 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I pedal to the Ph.D?

I’m considering biking from Madison, WI to Austin, TX in October. Please help me assess whether this is a good idea. [more inside]
posted by dr. boludo on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Gigantor Needs Commuter Bike

I'm huge. I want to get a commuter bike. What's a good one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2009 - 20 answers

A bicycle built for two

Can you recommend a place near Rochester, NY that would rent out a tandem bicycle? [more inside]
posted by larsks on Jul 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Do I have a lemon bicycle?

When should I stop repairing this bike and buy a new one? I have a road bike of unknown age which I bought for $95 last year. Since then I've spent half again that on it---truing the back wheel, putting the chain back together after it inexplicably fell off, new (27") tires that won't fit a modern bike's wheels, etc. Now I'm looking at some more repairs, and I'm wondering whether it might be more economical to buy a newer (i.e., slightly nicer, but still used) bicycle. I'm in Chicago and mostly ride to get around the neighborhood, with the odd weekend ride (<25mi, maybe 12-14mph). [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jul 13, 2009 - 23 answers

Have I ruined my rim?

Hit a big pot hole with my new (to me) Raleigh 3-speed. Cleared the front wheel okay, but the rear rim has a dent from the impact. Still seems ride-able. How worried do I need to be? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

He ain't heavy, he's my single speed.

I've bought a frankenstein bicycle and want to fix it up. Need help with identification and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jul 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Help carrying water on a step through bicycle frame

I have a bicycle with a step through frame, and am looking for solutions for carrying fluids and keeping hydrated on long (30 - 100 mile) bike rides. C'mon, bike-friendly problem-solving MeFites, help a girl out! [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Jun 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Need a good weekend bike trip near Baltimore.

Are there any good overnight/weekend camping/other trips in and around Baltimore for two cyclists staying on the pavement? No car. Trying to make my honey's graduation & birthday a good one. [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on Jun 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me get the pedals off of my bike.

Help me get the pedals off of my bike. [more inside]
posted by suckerpunch on Jun 24, 2009 - 23 answers

What is a comfortable hairstyle-preserving bike helmet?

My spouse wants to bike to work, but doesn't want to wear a helmet, citing "heat" and "helmet hair" as the main reasons. With no concern for price, what helmet brands or models would best prevent those "horrible" conditions? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Jun 23, 2009 - 61 answers

Kid doesn't want to learn how to ride a bike. Do I make him?

Am I doing my son a disservice by not making him learn to ride a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jun 19, 2009 - 65 answers

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." —H. G. Wells

Would you be willing to trust your bike to the Abus Granit Futura mini U-lock? (Either alone or as part of some u-lock/chain combo). [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Jun 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Used NYC Bike

Help me buy a (probably used) bicycle in NYC. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jun 9, 2009 - 10 answers

How to fit a bicycle in my Civic?

Is it possible to fit an ordinary, adult-sized street bicycle into a 2007 Honda Civic? If so, how?
posted by ninotchka on Jun 9, 2009 - 13 answers

How to get to work faster on a bike?

Two years ago I sold the car and started riding my bicycle to work, about 26 km a day. However, over those two years, my average speed has not increased, in fact I think I'm actually a little slower than last year. Help me get to work faster! I'm interested in a simple approach: a basic training program, maybe- I don't want to change bicycles or go single speed.
posted by Siberian Mist on Jun 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Help us design a simple outdoor bike shed

Help us design a simple outdoor bike shed combo. [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on May 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Who embarked on an early 90s bike/canoe trip with a computer?

Around 1990 I read a magazine article about a guy who took an extended journey by canoe, and then another by bicycle, rigging a computer to each to store route data, his journals, etc. Nobody had ever done such a thing before. Who was this man? [more inside]
posted by waldo on May 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Design me a cost-no-object urban bike.

Specify me a cost-no-object urban bike. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on May 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Replacement cost insurance for my bicycle - US

Is bicycle insurance available in the US? [more inside]
posted by Carbolic on May 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Custom bicycle...is my dream impossible?

Is it sensible to have this bicycle custom made? [more inside]
posted by MeeMaMN on May 18, 2009 - 18 answers

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