I almost got run over this evening when my SPD clips didn't release. What can I do to be (and feel) safer? [more inside]
I'll be getting off the amtrak in Seattle on Thursday with a bicycle, a cumbersome backpack, and a laptop bag. Within an hour, I need to hit an appointment with a stock agency fairly near to the station. The only friend I know in Seattle is finishing up his term finals and can't pick me up - with car and roof rack - until later that evening. [more inside]
Anyone have any good DYI ideas on how to keep your bag dry in the rain while biking? Some kind of plastic cover with elastic? [more inside]
My bicycle was recently stolen, and I need one for my 5-mile (each way) daily work commute. I went to a local used bike shop (I'm in Portland, OR), and the cheapest was an awesome vintage Trek for $550, including tune-up. Seems like too much for a bicycle. How much should I realistically expect to spend on a decent road bike? [more inside]
Help me buy a commuter bike in London. [more inside]
My cycle commute has halved in distance and quadrupled in frustration - how do I stay fit? [more inside]
I'm learning to ride a bike and have a vintage Raleigh Caprice. How do I ensure it's roadworthy and get it all ship-shape? [more inside]
Bikefilter: Trying to get into road cycling for the first time. Trying to pick up the (strange) conventions of pricing and choices. Help! [more inside]
Where Can I Buy A Cheap, Solid, Used Roadbike in San Francisco Tomorrow? No Craigslist. [more inside]
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]
After thinking about it for half the summer, I am buying bikes for me and my wife. I need tips about buying a bike and also pointers on recreational biking in New York City. [more inside]
Please help me find a cycling specific training plan. [more inside]
I am looking for a bicycle floor pump that is particularly slim, suitable for packing inside a Trico Iron case with my road bike for air travel. The pump I have now is too fat in one dimension. [more inside]
What not-too-expensive but somewhat kickass bike should I buy? [more inside]
Any decent places to rent bikes around park slope? [more inside]
Looking for a commuting bike for San Francisco. I have about $1000 to spend and am considering a single speed. Details on that, plus my commute, inside. (And yes, I have seen this and this. [more inside]
I'm considering getting a bike helmet with built-in speakers like this one. Anyone have experience with such a helmet? [more inside]
Years ago, I found this press release about a design award winning bike from Purdue called the shift bike. Does anyone know if it was ever produced, and where to learn more about it if so? My googling only brings up the Purdue press release and some design blog coverage.
Two part question: How can I get a bicycle that won't exacerbate my wrist repetitive strain injury? Can you recommend a good bike shop in Seattle? [more inside]
Small stationary bikes? [more inside]
My bike is making a clicking noise... [more inside]
I'm going on a longish trip on Friday of next week and would like to bring my bicycle with me. I'll be in Toronto on Sunday; does anyone have any recommendations on where to go to buy a trailer hitch mount bike rack there?
Build My Custom Road Bike! I bike to work 7 months out of the year, but I'm by no means a bike geek. However, I'd like to build my own road bike because I'm tired of my Mongoose. MeFites, please guide me through this process and/or recommend resources to help a first-timer out. [more inside]
I'm building a two-wheeled cargo trailer for my bicycle, and I'm mounting standard caliper brakes on each wheel of the trailer. I want to control both brakes with one handle i.e. I squeeze the handle, and both calipers close. How can I set this up? [more inside]
Deciding between two Trek bikes for someone who's never rode a bike before. Need your help, hivemind! [more inside]
I'm a girl who (after working her way up to it for a few weeks) has been biking about 10 miles per trip about 2 or 3 times per week for about 3 weeks now on a bike that is similar to the Electra Amsterdam Sport here. I feel great, except that my butt hurts. We tried adjusting the seat higher, and that didn't help, so we moved it back down. We tried moving the back of the seat higher (so it sort of looked like this from the side >), and that was noticably bad, so we moved the front of the seat higher ( < )and that helped a little. But, my butt still hurts. [more inside]
Looking for information about either the Raleigh Woman’s Retroglide NX3 or Coasting Bike. I haven’t ridden in oh, nearly 30 years. And this is the sort of bike that I’d be most comfortable on, I believe. This is for going to the grocery store, library, mail box, possibly on paved trails through the local nature center. I’m perfectly willing to spend the money on something that will last, but would love to know if anyone else has purchased either model and what they thought of it. [more inside]
Driving from Pennsylvania to South Carolina with a bike and a kid cart for the bike. Which will create less drag, putting them on top of our Ford Focus wagon, or on a bike rack on the back?
Should I get a racer or a tourer? [more inside]
Can you tell me what year my bike was made? [more inside]
How should I tote my stuff, including a laptop, on my bike? (Backpacks and messenger bags need not apply.) [more inside]
What do you call this part of a bike? (Photo inside) [more inside]
I'm doing the Trans Rockies Challenge (a 5-day mountain bike stage race) in August and am looking for any tips and tricks people may have for doing something like this. [more inside]
Bike Filter-What should I do with my old mountain bike? [more inside]
Best GPS data logger for (1) monitoring cycle commute and (2) local mapping [more inside]
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.