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I think I've got the basics down; how can I improve my bicycle skills?

I'm new to bike riding as an adult; I'm riding to work but would like to improve in the areas of balance, stamina, and pace. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Aug 15, 2013 - 23 answers

Bike costs - am I doing it wrong?

It's really expensive to maintain my bike! Is this normal, or should I be doing something different? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Aug 8, 2013 - 38 answers

Recommendations for cheap, lightweight rain jacket-y thing for biking

I bike commute every day year round and as a result often end up biking in the rain. I need recommendations for a lightweight, compact rain jacket-y thing that I can carry with me every day in my bag. It needs to be comfortable for summer. If it's a women's jacket, it needs to fit an XL-XXL with broad shoulders; men's jackets are also okay provided that the fit is fairly tailored. Compactness is key - I carry a medium-sized messenger bag and my current rain jacket takes up most of the room when I bring it. Warmth isn't really a concern as this is for times when I can't wear a wool jacket and hat. Should not be designed to fit super tight, as it will need to go over a shirt and possibly a light cardigan. Cheap is better than expensive, but I would pay for a spendy one if it were perfect.
posted by Frowner on May 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Commuting by bike - soup to nuts

Biking to work. Don't even own a bicycle. I have a month to prepare. Please impart your wisdom on this newbie. [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Aug 23, 2012 - 27 answers

Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier?

Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier? [more inside]
posted by cimuir on Aug 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Mountain bike needs upgrade! Help

So I have a 5 year old mountain bike(IronHorse Team SE) that I have been riding beginner trails and mostly commuting. Condition is fairly good and have been keeping up with cleaning and lubing. I want to spend up to $200 to upgrade components to make it lighter and faster while maintaining the same trail-ability Components are Rock Shox J-1 fork Hayes IH-2 disc brakes AL-6061 Frame Shimano ST-EFX35 Shift Levers TruVativ X-Flow Crank Shimano CSHG30-8I Rear Cogs Acera Shimano Rear Der. Shimano C050 Fr. Der. MythosXC 2.10F Tires Weight 35 lbs Any suggestions please?
posted by radsqd on May 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Will my laptop be safe if I commute to work on a mountain bike?

Will my laptop be safe if I commute to work on a mountain bike? The trail in question is 6 miles long, quite bumpy with sections passing through rocky (Dry) creek beds. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Apr 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Pimp My Bike Commute

Is the San Francisco Embarcadero Bike Station too good to be true? I'm considering using it for my commute from BART out to the Presidio. There are 96 spaces available. Is it overcrowded? Will I be stuck when I have to park my bike there on Tuesday afternoons at 5pm? Will my beautiful Felt Z95 get carted off by evil-doers?
posted by duckus on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

What should I look for in a mid-range commuter bike?

What should I look for in a mid-range commuter bike? And where should I buy one in Oxford, UK? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Apr 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Need Advice on Cruiser Bikes

I'm changing my commute from a one mile drive/ride to an eight mile drive/ride. I'm in terrible shape (good cardio, really, but wwwwaaaaayyyyy too heavy), but want to be able to bike a few days a week to the new office. So please give me advice on the best cruiser or commuter bikes for 2011! [more inside]
posted by nathanrudy on Jan 8, 2011 - 12 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

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

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

What kind of bike should I buy?

Should I get a new bike, or a used bike? (Bonus points if you are in the Tremont area of Cleveland!) [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on May 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Suits on bikes

What is the best way to carry a suit on a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Impervius!

Underground in a secret lab, the hive mind works feverishly and with a single purpose: to create...the perfect Boston bicyclist! Impermeable to wind, water, ice, slush, and mud, there's nothing Boston can throw at him that he can't handle! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Dec 9, 2009 - 18 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Local Bike Shops in Pasadena, CA

Please recommend a bike shop near Pasadena, CA [more inside]
posted by onich on May 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Bike protection?

Protecting your bike from snow and rain? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Nov 30, 2008 - 9 answers

I (don't) want to ride my bicycle

My cycle commute has halved in distance and quadrupled in frustration - how do I stay fit? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Sep 9, 2008 - 24 answers

Will my exercise/commuting plan work?

Will my exercise/commuting plan work? Maybe I just need some affirmation. Maybe I'm wrong and I need some advice. Let me know. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Cycle GPS logger

Best GPS data logger for (1) monitoring cycle commute and (2) local mapping [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jun 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for a bike route from Chicago's North Side to the loop

For a novice, what is a good bike route from Chicago's North Side to the loop? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jul 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Essential gear when riding to work.

What's the essential gear for bike commuting? [more inside]
posted by awenner on May 22, 2006 - 37 answers

How can I give up driving to become a bike commuter?

Help me get in shape & learn what I need to know so I can start biking the seven miles to work (and seven miles back)! [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 23, 2006 - 23 answers

How do I bike to work and still stay daisy-fresh?

How do I bike to work and still stay daisy-fresh? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Nov 11, 2005 - 23 answers

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