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]
I got hit by a car on a bicycle while carrying a laptop. Bicycle & laptop are busted, but thankfully I'm not. What do I do now, legally speaking? [more inside]
Experiences with an electric bike? [more inside]
Anyone have any experience with installing a hitch for use with a hitch bike rack on a Toyota Camry? I haven't had a chance to visit the dealer, but is there an official Toyota-sanctioned hitch for a 2007 Camry? The manual says it can tow 1000 lbs, so there's gotta be something. [more inside]
Can the hive mind recommend a good road cycling group in San Francisco? I'm looking for a recreational (but serious) cycling group that has sociable members preferably in their mid 20s to early 30s.
I'm looking to purchase a new bike, but I don't know what frame to get. Steel or aluminum? [more inside]
Please identify this piece of hardware that I think fell off my bike. [more inside]
Any bike nuts willing to help? I saw a bicycle frame for sale on the internet a while ago, green touring frame with rear pannier racks as part of the frame, not as an accessory. I failed to bookmark the site. Anyone have any idea where to find this? Thanks [more inside]
I may be in the market for a bike in the next few years. I'm 19 and 4'8" and I do not want some cupcake little girl's bike from Target (which is basically what my last one was way back in 8th grade). What specs should I be looking for in women's bikes to accomodate me? [more inside]
BikeFilter: I need to get a bike carrier, and I need advice. Of course there's ... [more inside]
I want an exercise bike which can charge my phone. Does such a thing exist? If not, could I make one?
Is it possible to buy an exercise/stationary bike which generates electricity? If not, how hard would it be to build one or modify an existing exercise bike?
Seeking: lightweight, deep "pannier"-style bike baskets that will keep my bike's center of gravity low and protect my laptop in case of a spill. [more inside]
For a novice, what is a good bike route from Chicago's North Side to the loop? [more inside]
Help me be a great neighbor... [more inside]
I don't have dental insurance but I have a dental emergency in Chicago. [more inside]
How do I find/buy/examine a used roadbike? I don't want to win the Tour De France, I just want to cycle around the lake near our house 2-3 times a week (which I can access crossing just one major street which has a stoplight). Approx. 12 miles or so... [more inside]
So then... I'm a chunky bastard and I want to buy an exercise bike... [more inside]
My new-to-me Schwinn Frontier mountain bike's indexed shifter for the rear gears is unwell. Help me nurse it back to health. [more inside]
Help me fix my classic Schwinn beach cruiser bike! [more inside]
My new apartment has carpet in a few places I wish it didn't. Help me keep my (potential) mess away from this carpet and save my security deposit. [more inside]