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Brooklyn bike tune-up recommendations

Where should I take my bike in Brooklyn (preferably near Downtown/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) for a tune-up? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Apr 3, 2014 - 8 answers

How to best deliver a used kid's mountain bike from the US to Canada?

Our family of four will be flying to Vancouver, BC, soon to visit my brother and his family. One of the things we'd like to do, if it makes sense, is bring along our daughter's 20" mountain bike to give to his kids. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Nov 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Ideas and advice for a DIY electric bike on the cheap.

For a long time I've thought that it would be a fun project to put together an electric bicycle. However I've been stymied by the cost and questionable quality of the existing kits, and the complications and compromises of the various DIY methods that are out there online. I have some ideas for how to go about making a cheap and simple electric bike, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm nobody's idea of an engineer so I thought I'd run some things by y'all and see what insights you have. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 29, 2013 - 12 answers

What should I be looking for in a comfortable, relaxed city bike?

I've been thinking for a while about getting another bike. I have one bike that I like very much, but it's not as comfortable as I'd like for longer rides and so I tend not to ride as often as I otherwise might. I'm looking for a more relaxed and comfortable bike that will get me out on the road more often without too much sacrifice in speed. Requirements inside, recommendations appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Community bike shop impact studies?

Are there any studies on community bike shop impact studies on adult personal & economic self-sufficiency? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Affordable, durable bike for a 10 year old?

Suggestions for a reasonably priced and durable bike for a ten year old? Thanks in advance, hivemind. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Nov 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me pick a new road bike!

I'm thinking of getting a new road bike, and would like some help in picking one. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Aug 27, 2012 - 45 answers

Oops!

So, um, how do you put a bicycle hub gear back together? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Wanted: Bike Routes in New England that meet specific criteria.

Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

What do I need to know to improve

If I wanted to make a paying hobby out of restoring and updating old bikes, what are some resources that would help me improve my skills, research the right bikes/components, and find the right places to buy them? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 11, 2012 - 22 answers

How to choose between bicycles

I'd like to buy a new road bike and I think I have a general idea what I'm looking for (aluminum, Tiagra, WSD). Within that class of bikes, how do I choose between the available brands? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me choose my next work-commuting bike!

Help me choose my next work-commuting bike! [more inside]
posted by Mid on Mar 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Help a bipedal human get on two wheels.

Bikefilter: I know zilch about bikes. What kind of bike do I want? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 30, 2011 - 22 answers

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

Bicycle clothes/gear for big bodies?

I like riding my bicycle, but I'm having trouble finding clothes that fit. I'm 6'1", 305 lbs. I've researched other askme's, and there was some good stuff-- including the only company I can find so far that even comes close to fitting me-- 3XL the Minus 33 merino shirt, and even that is pretty small and tight on me. But I'm looking for more information and pointers than I can find on my own. I know there is a passionate bicycling clique here at Metafilter, and I'm hoping they can offer me some advice and sources for clothes to fit my odd-shaped body. Details below the jump. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Is there an affordable bicycle helmet that won't make me look like a dick?

Is there an affordable bicycle helmet that won't make me look like a dick? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Jul 29, 2010 - 45 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

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

Bike chewing through inner tubes

Bike gurus: What's causing these weird grooves on my inner tubes? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Jul 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Movies about two-wheelers

Suggestions for bicycle-themed movies [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 24, 2009 - 34 answers

Bike bike bike bike. Help!

Deciding between two Trek bikes for someone who's never rode a bike before. Need your help, hivemind! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jul 3, 2008 - 24 answers

I just got this bike - I can't have broken it!

Potentially stupid new bicycle question within. [more inside]
posted by nyc123 on Aug 4, 2006 - 7 answers

And what exactly is my salary??

I am a full time college student right now and have just gotten a job at a bicycle shop. The problem is, I have no idea what I am being paid. When I inquired about employment I was initially turned down, saying that there was not any positions currently available. After some pleading and explaining my passion for bikes the manager entertained the idea. During the interview he asked me when I was looking to make. This question somewhat blind-sided me as I didn't want to give too high of a number and leave a bad taste in his mouth or worse, lose the job. I told him that pay was really not important to me and just working with bikes and learning was the most important aspect of the job. Long story short I got the job but we have yet to discuss salary [more inside]
posted by Evan Gaffney on Jul 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Bike for a really tall guy?

Anyone know of a bicycle that would fit a very tall (6' 10") man? Recumbents and velocipedes need not apply.
posted by thinman on Apr 9, 2006 - 13 answers

The Tour De Chance

BikeFilter: I live in a small but bustling city outside of a much larger one. For minor errands, I prefer biking over driving (when possible). So why do I have to bike on the road instead of on the sidewalk (it's a ticketable offense here)? [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Jul 11, 2005 - 92 answers

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