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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

Hard shell lockable pannier?

I'm looking for a hard shell lockable pannier for my bike. I would like it to lock, and also lock to my bike. [more inside]
posted by Go Banana on Aug 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Should I get a fatbike?

Should I get a fatbike? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Oct 8, 2012 - 18 answers

What are some cities/neighborhoods to live in that are bike commutable (<45 minutes) to 24th and Olympic (Santa Monica)?

What are some cities/neighborhoods to live in that are bike commutable (<45 minutes) to 24th and Olympic in Santa Monica? Are there any specific trails or routes I should be paying attention when hunting for housing? Any specific intersections to be avoided? [more inside]
posted by minedev on Aug 21, 2012 - 6 answers

What kind of coat should I buy for bike commuting in spring weather?

What kind of coat should I buy for bike commuting in spring weather? (male fashion) [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

What do I need to turn my bike into a reliable form of practical transportation?

What do I need in order to start commuting by bike? Assume that I currently have 1) a bike, 2) there is no 2. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 17, 2012 - 51 answers

Shorten my bike commute

When should I expect to see a reduction in the amount of time I spend bike commuting? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Apr 25, 2012 - 29 answers

Help me move to London

I'm moving to London! Help me figure out where to live and how I'm going to get to work and back. Especially curious about commuting by bike. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jul 6, 2011 - 18 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

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

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

Bikey Needs a New Pair of Shoes

How do I pick new city tires for my mountain bike? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Mar 27, 2010 - 11 answers

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

Which bike is the bike for me? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Mar 11, 2010 - 28 answers

Is there a magic gear I should switch into?

How the crap do you ride a bike? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 19 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

Perfect disc break rainy-day single speed commuter frame.

Bike Filter: I'm looking for a cro-moly steel frame and fork that can handle disc breaks and enough clearance for fenders and has track drop outs with a road bike geometry. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on May 31, 2009 - 12 answers

How/where can I get a Dutch-style city bike in NYC without breaking the bank?

How/where can I get a Dutch-style city bike in NYC without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Apr 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Heavy biker seeks bike for heavy biking

What sort of bicycle should a big, heavy guy buy for a short, hilly commute? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Mar 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Disc brakes for a commuting bike?

What kind of disc brakes and brake levers (if necessary) should I get for my new commuting bike? [more inside]
posted by Captain Rayford Steele, Tribulation Force on Dec 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Please can I have a new bike?

Help me buy a commuter bike in London. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Sep 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Which Bike?

Should I get a racer or a tourer? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

For The Green: a bike bag?

Looking for an eco-friendly messenger bag. Used? Recycled? Fabric? What have you? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Apr 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Bike commuting in Boston -- best route between Cambridge/East Boston?

For a friend: commuting by bike, need to get to Cambridgeport half the week and East Boston the other half. Best bike routes? Best places to live? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jan 18, 2008 - 13 answers

How dangerous is a bumpy ride to work for my laptop?

Commuting by bike and carrying a laptop in a pannier: good idea or recipe for a data disaster? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Jun 18, 2007 - 10 answers

How to avoid the forward pitched feeling on my bike?

Yet another BikeFilter question, but the high concentration of cyclists here compels me to ask. Should I keep using my current bike for commuting, modify it, or get something else, to avoid that pitched-forward, numb-hands feeling? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Byke March 2001

[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on May 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Criteria for buying a bike

What criteria are important when buying a bike? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Nov 12, 2006 - 17 answers

Hub-motor drive electric bicycles?

Do you have any first or second hand electric bicycle experiences, particularly with the new hub drive retrofit kits? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 5, 2005 - 4 answers

waterproof shoe covers

I'm looking for waterproof shoe covers to use while biking in the rain. [more inside]
posted by cahlers on May 28, 2005 - 10 answers

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