Can you help me to convince my son (almost 14) to wear his helmet while skateboarding and biking, instead of giving up these activities because I insist he comply (or walk.) None of his friends wear helmets even though our state law says they must up to the age 16. We have been through a few different styles already to accomodate his cool factor, but nothing suits him but the wind in his hair and his mother out of his face. I hate that he's abandoning riding or skating over this.
Is there a good program to follow to build endurance and cardiovascular fitness on a road bike? I have read previous questions (this seeming the most relevant), but was hoping to find something that was highly structured like the couch to 5K program for runners. How do I do a couch to 100k? I have a nice new road bike and time over the summer.
Fixedgearfilter: I'd like to build a single speed bike, but I have no idea what frame and forks to buy. [more inside]
How do I liberate my bike from a U-lock? [more inside]
Any huge bicycle store in Jacksonville, FL? I'm looking for one that I can test ride several Trek and Giant models.
This summer I'd like to take the Amtrak from Cincinnati, OH to Holland, MI, by way of Chicago, and I'd like to take my bike. Help me figure this out. [more inside]
I've put on 20 pounds since I started my full-time desk job a year ago, and the time has come to get myself back in to shape. Research has brought me two preferable possibilities: a few days a week, either start taking Krav Maga classes (during my lunch break), or start commuting to work by bike instead of driving (15 miles each way). I have no experience with either, live in Boston, work north of Boston. Help me pick the right path. [more inside]
For a friend: where does one purchase a used (read: relatively cheap) bike in Italy in the Trento area?
Had my tricycle stolen this weekend. Thinking it's time to bite the bullet and learn to ride a bike. Questions inside. [more inside]
Please help me find some safe, beginner-ish bike routes that start out in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [more inside]
Why do you prefer a messenger bag to a backpack / bookbag (or vice versa) for bicycle commuting? Should I get one? [more inside]
Should I get a new bike? Or should I fix my broken one? [more inside]
Looking for an eco-friendly messenger bag. Used? Recycled? Fabric? What have you? [more inside]
I'm looking for a folding bicycle trailer. That's a trailer that folds up and connects to a bicycle (though it coincidentally will be connected to a folding bicycle, so I guess it's a folding bicycle folding trailer). Anyway, the main thing is that it needs to fold up really small. Please point me to the smallest, when folded, bicycle trailer you know about. Thanks.
What would people recommend for a low cost, non sport, touring motorcycle? [more inside]
Can I buy the Shift trike/bike yet? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good urban bicycle, a bit sturdier than a road bike but not as gonzo as a mountain bike, ideally priced under $1000. I know this has been asked here before, but not in a few years, so I'm sure new models have come out, etc. Anyone got any favorites?
I'm looking for tips from people who ride a bike to work. I have the bike, and the work, what I'm looking for are the practicalities of coping with the sweatiness; showering, changing, keeping clothes at work, or travelling with them. [more inside]
I'm planning on importing a Xootr Swift from the USA to the UK. I'd like a few custom components. Anyone have any experience of how best to do this, and what parts will work best? [more inside]
What do I do when my kid has outgrown his balance bike but doesn't want to pedal yet? [more inside]
Is it ever okay to directly contact the other participant involved in an auto accident? [more inside]
Anybody know the make and model of a bike rack that can be used on the rear end of a VW New Beetle? I know Volkswagen makes a top-mounted rack accessory, but I don't want to be lifting my heavy bikes up that high. Bonus points if you have successfully mounted it on your own Beetle in this lifetime. Holding 2 bikes would be fine, 3 would be even better.
I'll be visiting SF soon (yay, visiting mefi friends!) and want to go biking on an MTB trail. I've found a few internet resources on biking around SF but I have a few particular constraints that make me require your help. [more inside]
Please help me find a bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible. [more inside]
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]
Help me identify/locate the manufacturer of a cool hitch-mounted bike rack I saw last summer. I want one. The google goggles, they do nothing. [more inside]
How to cheaply secure a bike on an unlocked porch? [more inside]
i want to rediscover the joys of mountain biking - what bike should i buy (in china!) [more inside]
After seven years without a bike, and a year of wanting to ride every few days, I finally gave in and bought a bike. I have a helmet, but now I need some suggestions as far as accessories go. [more inside]
I'm thinking of changing to a wireless cycle computer. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
I need to submit my 2008 vacation requests soon and I need some help finding a week-long bicycle tour to go on this summer that is within a reasonable driving distance from western NY State (Rochester). [more inside]
Looking for ood bike rides for kids AND grownups in San Francisco? Bay Area? [more inside]
Where can I find data about cyclists in Portland, OR? [more inside]
I'm going on a 10+ day bike ride and want to be able to use my fantastic Nokia 6110 (with built in GPS) and my ipod Nano as long as possible. I bought a cheap solar panel charger on ebay and have found that it's useless. What are the best solutions? So far under consideration are better solar, a spare battery for the phone and emergency chargers that can be recharged when I can get to mains power. The 'name brand' solar chargers around, the solio and the freeloader also have negative reviews. The Freeplay 12V looks cool, but has also got some pretty poor reviews (but at least it looks like it works). What would you recommend?
Anyone have an idea where to find information on rebuilding old Shimano 3-speed hubs from the 1970s? They were on lowcost (Sears, Murray, Huffy) bikes, and often they are the only part of the bike that has not rusted into oblivion. [more inside]
I'm looking for winter biking pants [more inside]
How to buy a cheap (less than $100) bike in NYC to learn how to ride on? [more inside]
BikeFilter: How long do SPD pedals typically last? [more inside]
I'm working on an electric recumbent bicycle using a Bike-E as the bike part. I want to hang my batteries below the seat by building two containers to hang on the sides of the Bike-E's alloy beam body. What's the best way to build the container? [more inside]
BikeFilter: I need remedial Presta valve help. [more inside]
Clipless pedals, biking shoes ... how do I make sense of it all? On a budget? [more inside]
I remember ads from maybe the late 90s / early 2000s in bike magazines (especially mountain bike magazines) from Camelbak. These were fullpage ads, with a caption something like "Sweat out your demons -- refill with H2O." The one I remember distinctly had a photo of a mountain biker on a Utah-esque rock drinking from the Camelbak. Anyone know where I could get copies of these?
Hello, I'm looking for the locations of where famous crimes in San Francisco took place so I can organize a bicycle ride with some friends to check them out. So far I've come up with 101 california, the location of the last gun deul in califonria by lake merced, and the hibernia bank (patty hearsts bank robbery). any other spots that we should check out would be most appreciated, the more accurate the address, the better.
Local Knowledge: Looking for an application that can tell me if a road is paved/dirt/unmaintained. [more inside]
Looking for a friendly bike shop in LA to pick up a Cruiser style bicycle to ship back to Australia. [more inside]
I can't believe I'm wasting my question on this, but here goes: why do people ride those tall bikes? [more inside]
At the relatively old age of 29, I've decided to relearn* how to ride a bike. Bicycle, that is. What are the unspoken (ha!) rules and things I should know? [more inside]
Am I going to have any trouble carrying my bike helmet on an airplane? [more inside]
What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires? [more inside]