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Lame bike helmet drama

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.
posted by maloon on Jun 6, 2008 - 62 answers

Couch to 100k?

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.
posted by procrastination on May 28, 2008 - 14 answers

What frame and forks should I look out for?

Fixedgearfilter: I'd like to build a single speed bike, but I have no idea what frame and forks to buy. [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

U-Lock Saw

How do I liberate my bike from a U-lock? [more inside]
posted by jtajta on May 23, 2008 - 22 answers

Fat guy on a little bike?

Is this bike sturdy enough for a 280lb man? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on May 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Bicycle shopping in Jacksonville, FL

Any huge bicycle store in Jacksonville, FL? I'm looking for one that I can test ride several Trek and Giant models.
posted by pinkkitty on May 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Is there any reason this Amtrak trip won't work?

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]
posted by Quidam on May 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Fight or flight?

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]
posted by SamuelF on May 20, 2008 - 27 answers

Obtaining a bike in Trento

For a friend: where does one purchase a used (read: relatively cheap) bike in Italy in the Trento area?
posted by melvinwang on May 19, 2008 - 2 answers

I don't know anything about riding or buying a bike. Help!

Had my tricycle stolen this weekend. Thinking it's time to bite the bullet and learn to ride a bike. Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on May 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Zoom Zoom

Please help me find some safe, beginner-ish bike routes that start out in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on May 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Messenger bags versus backbacks?

Why do you prefer a messenger bag to a backpack / bookbag (or vice versa) for bicycle commuting? Should I get one? [more inside]
posted by whir on May 14, 2008 - 49 answers

New bike, old bike?

Should I get a new bike? Or should I fix my broken one? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on May 12, 2008 - 13 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

Smallest folding bicycle folding trailer

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.
posted by krisjohn on Apr 28, 2008 - 6 answers

What would people recommend for a low cost, non sport, touring motorcycle?

What would people recommend for a low cost, non sport, touring motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Apr 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Can I buy a trike that morphs into a bike yet?

Can I buy the Shift trike/bike yet? [more inside]
posted by Capri on Apr 21, 2008 - 1 answer

urban bike

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?
posted by dearleader on Apr 9, 2008 - 27 answers

Cycling to work, how do you manage clothes?

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]
posted by krisjohn on Apr 4, 2008 - 18 answers

Importing custom Xootr Swift Folder cycle into the UK

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]
posted by ajp on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 answers

Pedal or push?

What do I do when my kid has outgrown his balance bike but doesn't want to pedal yet? [more inside]
posted by iscatter on Mar 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Is it ever okay to directly contact the other participant involved in an accident?

Is it ever okay to directly contact the other participant involved in an auto accident? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Feb 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Rear bike rack for a VW New Beetle

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.
posted by ackptui on Jan 29, 2008 - 6 answers

How to ride a fun MTB trail as a tourist?

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]
posted by jouke on Jan 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Please help me find a temporary bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible.

Please help me find a bike rack for my 1993 Saab 900 convertible. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Jan 22, 2008 - 6 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

Help identify cool mystery bike rack?

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]
posted by de void on Jan 15, 2008 - 8 answers

How to secure a bike on a porch?

How to cheaply secure a bike on an unlocked porch? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Jan 10, 2008 - 13 answers

what is the best mountain bike under 10k

i want to rediscover the joys of mountain biking - what bike should i buy (in china!) [more inside]
posted by edtut on Jan 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Bike accessories, without going overboard?

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]
posted by c0nsumer on Jan 1, 2008 - 34 answers

My Cateye does not compute. I need new ideas.

I'm thinking of changing to a wireless cycle computer. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Dec 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Week-long Bicycle Tours In or Near New York State?

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]
posted by 14580 on Dec 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Family Bike Route in SF?

Looking for ood bike rides for kids AND grownups in San Francisco? Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by asavage on Dec 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Bicycle Data for Portland, OR

Where can I find data about cyclists in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by georgemandis on Dec 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Charging while cycling

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?
posted by sien on Nov 28, 2007 - 22 answers

333 half-devil hubs

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]
posted by ackptui on Nov 23, 2007 - 3 answers

I need bike pants!

I'm looking for winter biking pants [more inside]
posted by Mid on Nov 7, 2007 - 21 answers

How to buy a cheap (less than $100) bike in NYC to learn how to ride on?

How to buy a cheap (less than $100) bike in NYC to learn how to ride on? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Nov 6, 2007 - 33 answers

My metal's wearing away!

BikeFilter: How long do SPD pedals typically last? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 1, 2007 - 8 answers

Build a bike battery container

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]
posted by diode on Oct 31, 2007 - 7 answers

BikeFilter: I need remedial Presta valve help.

BikeFilter: I need remedial Presta valve help. [more inside]
posted by Mid on Oct 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Clipless pedals clip in?

Clipless pedals, biking shoes ... how do I make sense of it all? On a budget? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Oct 23, 2007 - 21 answers

Sweat out your demons -- refill with H2O

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?
posted by devilsbrigade on Oct 10, 2007 - 1 answer

every where i look i see crime in the city

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.
posted by atom128 on Oct 7, 2007 - 27 answers

Washboards FTW

Local Knowledge: Looking for an application that can tell me if a road is paved/dirt/unmaintained. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Oct 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Best bicycle shop in LA?

Looking for a friendly bike shop in LA to pick up a Cruiser style bicycle to ship back to Australia. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Oct 4, 2007 - 5 answers

What's with the tall bikes?

I can't believe I'm wasting my question on this, but here goes: why do people ride those tall bikes? [more inside]
posted by elquien on Oct 1, 2007 - 15 answers

It's easy as riding a bike. I want to believe!

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]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 19, 2007 - 36 answers

Any trouble with bike equipment on board?

Am I going to have any trouble carrying my bike helmet on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Sep 13, 2007 - 7 answers

What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires?

What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Sep 11, 2007 - 10 answers

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