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Jaws was never my scene. . .

Buying a bicycle for our 14-year-old. I know nothing. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jun 12, 2012 - 20 answers

What do I need to know to improve

If I wanted to make a paying hobby out of restoring and updating old bikes, what are some resources that would help me improve my skills, research the right bikes/components, and find the right places to buy them? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 11, 2012 - 22 answers

70 flat miles: too much for a fit, beginner cyclist?

Should my sister do a 70 mile bike ride with me? [more inside]
posted by pompelmo on Jun 6, 2012 - 28 answers

Why must taking a bike places be such a fuss?!

Trunk-mount bike racks: Are they really the enormous pile of awfulness that everyone keeps telling me they are? Are there ones that don't damage your car? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 28, 2012 - 14 answers

My, what a lovely bike tire you're wearing.

Ways to repurpose bike parts? [more inside]
posted by aniola on May 25, 2012 - 21 answers

I have foolish dreams of pedaling to used bookstores and coffeeshops on June afternoons

Is there anywhere in the SF Bay Area where I could rent a bicycle long term? [more inside]
posted by erstwhile ungulate on May 24, 2012 - 7 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

Make me more comfortable with biking

You started biking later in life, and you did it in a big city. How did you become comfortable biking on roads with cars? I'm kind of freaked out by this. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 22, 2012 - 42 answers

Mountain bike needs upgrade! Help

So I have a 5 year old mountain bike(IronHorse Team SE) that I have been riding beginner trails and mostly commuting. Condition is fairly good and have been keeping up with cleaning and lubing. I want to spend up to $200 to upgrade components to make it lighter and faster while maintaining the same trail-ability Components are Rock Shox J-1 fork Hayes IH-2 disc brakes AL-6061 Frame Shimano ST-EFX35 Shift Levers TruVativ X-Flow Crank Shimano CSHG30-8I Rear Cogs Acera Shimano Rear Der. Shimano C050 Fr. Der. MythosXC 2.10F Tires Weight 35 lbs Any suggestions please?
posted by radsqd on May 18, 2012 - 11 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

How to choose between bicycles

I'd like to buy a new road bike and I think I have a general idea what I'm looking for (aluminum, Tiagra, WSD). Within that class of bikes, how do I choose between the available brands? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Bike rack rental in NYC?

Where can I rent a car that seats 4 people as well as a bike rack for their bikes...in NYC? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Biking in my suit? How not to ruin my pants.

Anything like a suit-friendly bikeseat cover? [more inside]
posted by alchemist on May 12, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I make my Raleigh play nice with all the pretty bike baskets I want?

Needed: Stylish bike bag solutions! What baskets / panniers would fit my Raleigh's giant rear bike rack? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on May 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Pick my commuter bike pedals

Help me pick which SPD/flat pedal to get for commuting. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on May 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Trendy backpack or tote

Trendy Backpack [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on May 1, 2012 - 19 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

How do motorcyclists and cyclists around the world greet each other?

What kinds of different greetings do motorcyclists and cyclists in different parts of the world have for each other when they pass on the road? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Apr 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Steeper climbs, more intervals, or faster pace for century cycling training?

I'm signed up to do a century, a 100-mile bicycle ride, in a little over four weeks. Given the training that I've been doing, what are the best specific things I can do in the next month to get stronger and faster? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Apr 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me like my bike

Is it worth it to drop $175 for a pro bicycle fitting? I'm a injured former marathoner who desperately needs something to fill that moving-fast-outdoors-for-long-distances void, and I'd like for bicycling to do that...except every time I try to bike for anything longer than a few miles I get a terrible grinding sensation in one knee. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Apr 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Rear derailleur blues

Adjusting my bike's rear derailleur on the workstand results in perfect shifting. Shifting while riding, on the other hand... [more inside]
posted by aflores on Apr 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Cheap, bulk mens underwear in synthetic fabrics. For cycling. Aesthetics less-than-crucial.

Cheap men's synthetic underwear: nylon/spandex/polyester/etc. Would like approx 12 pair for bicycling. Flexible on style/aesthetics. Priority: inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Parts of me are actually brave and awesome. Not this part of me.

I've been riding a bike since I was six. Please help me learn how to ride a bike. Apologies for length. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Apr 9, 2012 - 29 answers

Will my laptop be safe if I commute to work on a mountain bike?

Will my laptop be safe if I commute to work on a mountain bike? The trail in question is 6 miles long, quite bumpy with sections passing through rocky (Dry) creek beds. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Apr 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Building a Touring Bike in Portland, OR - Where?

Biking the west coast and across the USA - want to have a bike built in Portland, OR: where to go? What to build? [more inside]
posted by flippant on Apr 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Used Bike for cheap?

How much to spend on a used Bike? (Chicago) [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me choose my next work-commuting bike!

Help me choose my next work-commuting bike! [more inside]
posted by Mid on Mar 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Poor patching job on a bike inner turb

So I tried to patch a bike tube on my lunch break and I apparently didn't spread enough of the vulcanizing agent. Is the tube ruined? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Mar 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Should I buy an urban cruiser bike, and is a single-speed version going to make me happy?

About to buy a city bike. Are urban cruisers as good as I've heard? Is a single-speed bike comfortable for commuting? Best brands of same in Canada? [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on Mar 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US?

Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US? I looked through the policies and stuff, and didn't see anything that would prevent it, but my Google Translate might be fooling me. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Mar 19, 2012 - 10 answers

How to charge for bike rental cancellations?

What's a fair way to deal with bike rental cancellations and/or security deposits for a small company just getting into this? [more inside]
posted by kpht on Mar 13, 2012 - 9 answers

I don't like rattling noises.

Can you identify this bike noise? [more inside]
posted by dd42 on Feb 3, 2012 - 14 answers

How to get from Missoula, MT to Seaside, OR

I need to get two people and two bicycles from Missoula, MT to Seaside, OR quickly, cheaply, and without disassembling the bicycles. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Jan 26, 2012 - 11 answers

I want a Windows program to analyse GPS tracks in detail

Is there free or cheap software for analysing GPS tracks in detail? I want to be able to take a track produced by something like My Tracks (from an android phone) and look at it on my desktop computer, where I would like to zoom in on particular sections of the route: how fast was I going here? How steep is that hill? [more inside]
posted by alloneword on Jan 15, 2012 - 11 answers

What Kind of Bike Is Appropriate For A Newbie-ish Rider?

Buying a new bike and have no idea which type is most appropriate for my needs. Do I want a comfort bike or a hybrid? Or do I want a vintage ladies cruiser? Please help me make an educated decision. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jan 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Pimp My Bike Commute

Is the San Francisco Embarcadero Bike Station too good to be true? I'm considering using it for my commute from BART out to the Presidio. There are 96 spaces available. Is it overcrowded? Will I be stuck when I have to park my bike there on Tuesday afternoons at 5pm? Will my beautiful Felt Z95 get carted off by evil-doers?
posted by duckus on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

something rockin' in the state of Denmark?

Is Denmark (specifically Copenhagen) a terrible or awesome place to live as an expat? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 3, 2012 - 12 answers

aerodynamic (dis)advantage of a recumbent bike roof

Is there any chance that the recumbent version of "veltop" reduces (total) drag? [more inside]
posted by Akeem on Dec 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Bike and camping supplies in Las Veags?

I'm planning a trip do Death Valley in january and I'll be landing in Las Vegas where I'll spend the first day or two preparing, and I wonder if anyone has some recommendations for places where I can get the supplies I need. [more inside]
posted by tristpinsm on Dec 22, 2011 - 8 answers

how best to sit and bike? recumbant question

[stationary recumbant bike] looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Dec 20, 2011 - 4 answers

A Chariot at my back?

Help us figure out which bike trailer to buy. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Dec 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for a reasonably priced exercise bike

Recommend me a reasonably priced exercise bike [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Dec 14, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm looking for information regarding the feasibility of hidden GPS tracking for bicycles

I'm looking for information regarding the feasibility of a hidden GPS tracking system for bicycles. The goal is to track/recover stolen bicycles. This product looks promising (if it was actually available), but also looks like it would be easy to spot/remove. Ideally it should be able to be inserted into the frame tubing so it could be installed in various types of bikes. This is for a community wide effort with local law enforcements cooperation. Has anyone heard of this being done before? Either on an individual level, or better yet a community Implementation of some kind. Thanks all.
posted by -t on Dec 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Mountain bike shoulder/neck pain?

I commute to work by bicycle, and I've noticed that my shoulders and neck are often sore at the end of my 45-minute ride. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 7, 2011 - 21 answers

I tried jogging, but the ice kept falling out of my glass

Physically fit mefites, what do you think of Kettler exercise bikes, specifically this versus this? [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Dec 4, 2011 - 2 answers

How shall I know you, new bike?

Beloved bicycle stolen. Suggestions for a 5'6" 145 lbs female, who rides about twenty miles a day through suburbia in north central Florida with a budget of under $400 and a limited knowledge of bike parts and specifics? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on Nov 25, 2011 - 6 answers

What bike brand begins 'Van~'

I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
posted by sann1657 on Nov 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Tiny Track

TINY TRACK. I want to know every single option for a short girl building a fixed-gear bike. What manufacturers make frames smaller than 47cm? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 14, 2011 - 14 answers

How to make this rack fit my bike?

Any way to mod this rear bike carrier rack to fit onto my v-brake bike? [more inside]
posted by stray on Oct 21, 2011 - 7 answers

I don't wanna be the President of America.

I put together my new bike, a Nirve single speed cruiser, this weekend and, like an idiot, did not grease the seatpost before installing it (it was already quasi-slimy and I thought that was enough). Guess what happened? It's completely stuck and I'd kind of like to get it out. [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Oct 11, 2011 - 9 answers

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