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!
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]
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]
Thorough bicycle tuneup: before putting bike into winter hibernation, or first thing next spring? Any difference? [more inside]
Replacing the wheels on a 3-speed bike: Instructions, tools, and tricks? [more inside]
I find my road bike terrifying. Can you help? [more inside]
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!
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]
What should I do, if a bike ticket is filed incorrectly? [more inside]
Cyclists, help a noob with some tweaks to a newly gifted bike. [more inside]
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]
How do I use this wall-mounted public bicycle rack? [more inside]
I think I just broke my clavicle. What's the cheapest way in NYC to deal with this? [more inside]
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]
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?
Which model of bicycle did I have as a child? [more inside]
Please recommend bike-friendly lawyer in Chicago? [more inside]
What to expect for my first Critical Mass? First real city ride in general. [more inside]
How to fix erectile dysfunction as a result of bike riding? [more inside]
Planning first solo bike tour. I have questions about physical fitness, gear and on-road repairs, route planning, etc. [more inside]
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]
Is it a bad idea to ride a tandem bike on first date? [more inside]
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]
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]
What should I be looking for in buying a bike? [more inside]
Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
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.
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?
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.
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?
I'm looking for advice on bike routes and bike-on-train travel tips from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR [more inside]
I got a ticket for biking on the sidewalk in NYC. What do I do next? [more inside]
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]
Cheap, serviceable used bike in Minneapolis? [more inside]
Where can I watch Tour de France coverage in Portland on July 2nd? [more inside]
How much can you actually fit inside a Brooks "Challenge" Tool Bag? [more inside]
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]
I want to drive 20ish LEDs, should I run them as series or parallel and why ? [more inside]
Why are my bicycle tires always going flat? (Air pressure gauge question within) [more inside]
Where can I buy a Motobecane Cafe Express 8? Or a bike similar to it? [more inside]
What's the most inexpensive way to have a bike in Crested Butte for one month this summer? [more inside]
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]
Recommendations on flat-resistant bicycle tires? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Tell me about your experiences with bike seat neuralgia. [more inside]
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]
Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly? [more inside]