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I am not racing, I just want to get here and there.

I find my road bike terrifying. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 5, 2011 - 39 answers

Fixed gear bike help!

Im looking to getting a fixie bike... How does this bike stack up against the rest of them? I really like the look of fixies, and I love the idea of the connection to the road, and the fact that they hardly break (cause i break everything)... This bike is about 25 lbs... Is that alot for a $500 bike? Please just give me all the information/tips you can! Thanks!
posted by sizzil34 on Sep 27, 2011 - 30 answers

bikes!

San Diego Filter: Where's the cheapest/best place to rent a bike in SD? Also, I'm thinking about biking from downtown SD to Torrey Pine State Park--is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

points on license for a bike ticket

What should I do, if a bike ticket is filed incorrectly? [more inside]
posted by metafus on Sep 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Bike tweaks

Cyclists, help a noob with some tweaks to a newly gifted bike. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Sep 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Replacing the frame on a 54cm Cannondale Six13 Feminine

Earlier this year I bought my wife a used 54cm Cannondale Six13 Feminine 3 Compact via Craigslist. It was in mint condition and I basically bought for a small fraction of the retail price - the lady who was selling it got it as a gift from her ex-boyfriend and just wanted to get rid of it. However, I misjudged my wife's frame size - she should be riding a smaller bike. Being that this bike has great components, I have decided to replace the frame. Help me do it! [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Sep 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Confusing bicycle parking.

How do I use this wall-mounted public bicycle rack? [more inside]
posted by asperity on Sep 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Broke my collar now what?

I think I just broke my clavicle. What's the cheapest way in NYC to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Sep 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Adventure Cycling doesn't always have the best route.

We're in Corvallis, OR, on bicycles. We're trying to get back to Davis, CA, (from Portland) but our pace has been 30mi/day rather than the 50mi we expected. How do we get home with our two recumbent bikes by September 13 and enjoy it too? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Sep 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Recommend me some safe central London cycle routes to ride for fun.

Is it possible to do boris-biking for fun and exercise? I'm visiting the capital next week, and looking for recommendations of very quiet or ideally traffic-free routes in London - central enough to be able to do in a series of <30m boris-bike hires. Hyde Park and Regents Park are obvious options - are there any others?
posted by handee on Sep 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Bicycles and banana seats make for a happy childhood

Which model of bicycle did I have as a child? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Sep 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Bike-friendly lawyer in Chicago needed

Please recommend bike-friendly lawyer in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by pianomover on Aug 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Critical Mass, city-riding, here I come.

What to expect for my first Critical Mass? First real city ride in general. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Aug 26, 2011 - 16 answers

How to fix erectile dysfunction as a result of bike riding?

How to fix erectile dysfunction as a result of bike riding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Pacific Northwest bike tour

Planning first solo bike tour. I have questions about physical fitness, gear and on-road repairs, route planning, etc. [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Aug 3, 2011 - 8 answers

What are some good places for cycling around Hudson, NY?

I'm spending a couple of weeks in Hudson, NY and I brought my bike with me, hoping for some nice rides along some quiet country roads. However, after scouting the area by car, I'm having second thoughts - the traffic around here is quite heavy! Do you know of some good places for riding a bike around Hudson, Columbia County and vicinity? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Aug 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Should I ride a tandem bike on the first date?

Is it a bad idea to ride a tandem bike on first date? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Jul 28, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me find MY bike

Help me find my perfect bike. I have not owned a bike since I was a child so I am having a hard time picking one now. In fact, I went to three different local bike shops and was given 2-3 different options at each shop so I am even more confused now than I was when I started looking. Specifications and riding goals inside. [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Jul 28, 2011 - 10 answers

What's the easiest to install slick mountain bike tire?

I'd like to put some slick (or semi-slick) tires on my mountain bike. What would be a good choice? My biggest requirement is that they'd be pretty easy to install. Second requirement would be cost. I'd rather not spend 50 bucks a wheel. [more inside]
posted by sideshow on Jul 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Terribly confused looking for a bike

What should I be looking for in buying a bike? [more inside]
posted by KChasm on Jul 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Where are the wind maps?

Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Jul 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Bike shop recommendation for Portland Oregon

We're living in Portland, Oregon and I'm looking to buy a bike I can use to cycle a few miles to work downtown and get around our neighbourhood. There's so many bike shops here we don't know where to start looking. I'd prefer a good-quality secondhand bike, but could probably stretch to a new one if I had to. Neither of us are bike nerds so are wary of being sold the wrong thing, so we're after a place that will give us good, honest, advice and have a good range of bikes. Thanks.
posted by TheDonF on Jul 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Help keep my phone safe on bike rides.

I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Need to map my Boise cycling training rides!

Is there a tool out there which will allow me to plug in the mileage I need for a certain cycling training ride, and will spit out a route that will get me that amount of miles? Maybe using Google maps or something? I'm in Boise,ID, if that matters.
posted by jasondbarr on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How to clean a water bottle with a black cap?

I have a water squeeze-bottle on my bike. It has a black cap/drinking-assembly and I'm concerned that it might get really gross under there without me ever knowing about it. How should I clean it? Should I just get a different bottle?
posted by circular on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Bike routes and travel tips from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR

I'm looking for advice on bike routes and bike-on-train travel tips from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jul 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Criminal biker

I got a ticket for biking on the sidewalk in NYC. What do I do next? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jul 11, 2011 - 48 answers

Help me move to London

I'm moving to London! Help me figure out where to live and how I'm going to get to work and back. Especially curious about commuting by bike. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jul 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Cheap Bike in Minneapolis?

Cheap, serviceable used bike in Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jun 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I watch the Tour de France in Portland?

Where can I watch Tour de France coverage in Portland on July 2nd? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jun 25, 2011 - 1 answer

To Have and to Hold

How much can you actually fit inside a Brooks "Challenge" Tool Bag? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Jun 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Fish Don't Need Bikes, But This Fat Man Does

I'm fat and out of shape and have decided to get a bike to help me be less fat and out of shape. Please help me choose one. [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Jun 23, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I run 20ish LEDs with a LED Driver built to run 1 large LED ?

I want to drive 20ish LEDs, should I run them as series or parallel and why ? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Why are my bicycle tires always going flat?

Why are my bicycle tires always going flat? (Air pressure gauge question within) [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jun 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Motobecane Cafe Express 8 or Similar Bike

Where can I buy a Motobecane Cafe Express 8? Or a bike similar to it? [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Summer Bike Rental in Crested Butte, CO

What's the most inexpensive way to have a bike in Crested Butte for one month this summer? [more inside]
posted by ReeMonster on Jun 15, 2011 - 9 answers

A wheel with a hole in the middle

Bikefilter: Where can i get a 27x1&1/4 rear wheel into which I can install a 3-speed internal hub? And is there a specific name for this type of wheel? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Jun 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Bulletproof riding

Recommendations on flat-resistant bicycle tires? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Jun 12, 2011 - 24 answers

like a bloody clown car

I'd like to check a bicycle as luggage with Southwest. Could anyone advise me how to find a suitable box and then pack the bicycle in compactly enough? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jun 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Share the road, please.

I bike frequently in Cambridge and Boston and have been having problems with rude motorists (none, thankfully, involving injuries). On reflection, I think my actions in response to these incidents have been counterproductive. What should I be doing differently? [more inside]
posted by komilnefopa on Jun 7, 2011 - 18 answers

save my bike

I've just bought a new bike, and I'm desperate to not have this one stolen from me. I even got a foldable one so that I can bring it into my apartment, but besides a good lock (although I'd love suggestions) what other ways can I protect it (for instance, can I register it with the police?). I live in Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
posted by Unred on Jun 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Tell me about your experiences with bike seat neuralgia.

Tell me about your experiences with bike seat neuralgia. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Bike of my dreams, not my wallet's nightmare?

I am absolutely in love with this bicycle. However, it's well outside my price range. What's the best quality and style I can get in a bike for around $300? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Jun 6, 2011 - 24 answers

Long time rider, first time flat fixer

Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Jun 4, 2011 - 13 answers

You mean I can keep both feet on the ground when I stop?!

Question about crank-forward bicycles, aka pedal-forward, aka flat-foot, aka semi-recumbent. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jun 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Two wheels, a canyon and a long way around.

Advice on bicycling the rim of the grand canyon [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jun 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Cycling newbie looking for things to read

I just bought a racing bike. I know next to nothing about cycling. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by wolfr on May 28, 2011 - 16 answers

After the 18" bike dies...

Please share your experience buying your kid their first multi-speed bike. How did you decide when it was the right time to switch them from a single-speed bike (other than the fact that, say, one of their friends got a multi-speeder)? And especially for parents of athletically-challenged children: how difficult was it for your kid to make the transition to shifting gears and co-ordinating that process with hand braking? Was the extra complexity worth the trade-off in terms of easier biking up hills, etc.? I'd love to hear various experiences with this rite of passage. Thank you!
posted by Tylwyth Teg on May 21, 2011 - 11 answers

to re-build a bicycle

Bike Mechanics 101: What tools and general knowledge should I acquire before I make an attempt at dismantling and re-constructing a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on May 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Help a bipedal human get on two wheels.

Bikefilter: I know zilch about bikes. What kind of bike do I want? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 30, 2011 - 22 answers

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