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Dutch bike rental in CT?

Does anyone know of a place to rent a Dutch-style bike near New Haven, CT? [more inside]
posted by vim876 on Jun 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Affordable Road Bike for Father's day?

I'm looking for an affordable, 10 mile a day road bike for my dad for Father's day. He doesn't want anything more expensive than a $500 USD bike, but I can't find it in my heart to buy him a $200 Schwinn from Walmart. Can anyone suggest a road bike between $200-$500 for my dad? He's about 6'1", 200 pounds, pants inseam 33". Ordering online and having it delivered (USA) will work. I'm fairly handy with tools an can assemble it, but I'd rather order just 1 bike pre-packaged and not buy pieces individually and put them together myself (tires from one distributor, frame from another, etc.)
posted by WhereAmI on Jun 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Anyone ever heard of "Dirty Murray?"

My grandfather told me a story about a famously filthy and wealthy hoarder that lived in his neighborhood in Staten Island. He said there was a documentary made about the guy but I can't find anything about it on the internet. Anyone know the name? Other information: his name was Murray and he owned a bicycle shop possibly called "Murrita's."
posted by pynchonesque on Jun 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Bike Tune-up For Dummies?

Tuning (trueing) a bike's tires (spokes) for dummies? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Jun 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Nice Rack? But how do I get it on my bike?

Bike/Cycling: Modern features + classic styling = fit problems. I want this rack to fit on this bike. Help me ponder modifications necessary to make it fit - or sadden me greatly and tell me I'm going to have to settle for something uglier. [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Jun 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Novice Urban Cyclist Seeks Commute Advice

I'm going to start commuting to work by bike soon (some of the time, anyway). Help me with a few specific questions and give me general advice on making my commute by bike the kind of thing I'll want to stick with. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 2, 2010 - 44 answers

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys?

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Biking through New England

We're biking south along the Connecticut River from Orwell VT to New Haven CT in two days (give or take some east west variation). What should we see or do along the way? [more inside]
posted by puckish on May 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Biking with a baby in the city

What's the best set-up for biking with a toddler in the city? [more inside]
posted by sandor on May 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Best bike route through midtown manhattan?

What's the best way to get across midtown Manhattan by bicycle? Looking at bike maps of the city, it seems there's no bike lanes going East-West between the lower 20s and wayy up in 90th St (on the east side) and 77th St (on the west side) Assuming I want to get across town by travelling in the 50s (or reasonably close to that), which street(s) should I take for the safest, least traffic-rife ride?
posted by Greg Nog on May 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Bad bicycle... bad touch...

So, I've cycled to work. And I really want to do it again. The problem is, I feel like my saddle and I have been rather too intimate... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on May 19, 2010 - 24 answers

Help me buy bikes for me and my brother.

Two old dudes want some bikes. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on May 18, 2010 - 13 answers

What kind of bike should I buy?

Should I get a new bike, or a used bike? (Bonus points if you are in the Tremont area of Cleveland!) [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on May 17, 2010 - 19 answers

maintenance for 2 yr old bike

My bike is going to get its last free tuneup from the shop where I bought it. What in particular should I ask them to check or do? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on May 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Female bike sizes

5'4" to 5'7" female bicyclists, what size frame / gear ratio do you ride? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on May 12, 2010 - 18 answers

"It's gonna be clamp this, clamp that. Bada-climp, bada-clamp!"

Hardware question: is there a common sort of clamp for holding a round/tubular object? [more inside]
posted by supercres on May 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Philly bicycle training

What are some good cycling routes in Philadelphia? I'm looking for places to train rather than scenic rides. [more inside]
posted by swbarrett on May 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Re-rucksack me.

Beyond JanSport: another "tell me about backpacks that meet my absurdly precise specifications" question. This involves a 17" MacBookPro, a bicycle, unpredictable weather, and my lower back. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Bike commuting - how to be and feel safer?

Bike commuting filter - how to stay safe and not worry too much? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Apr 29, 2010 - 36 answers

Help me figure out what sort of bicycle I need

What kind of bicycle do I want? Purpose: to ride to the shops or the library, possibly working my way up to riding to work. I'm thinking more casual Copenhagen than speedy lycra-clad. [more inside]
posted by harriet vane on Apr 27, 2010 - 28 answers

Not a coal mine but...

I am looking to compare the cost (monetary AND environmental) of mining/producing 1 pound each of steel, aluminum and titanium. Any resources tracking this type of thing? [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature on Apr 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Bike trunk bag quick release?

I have a bicycle trunk rack that is Trek Interchange compatible. My trunk bag is not. I'd like an easier way to take the bag off the bike when parking it in public. Is there really no such thing as an Interchange adaptor for non-Interchange bags? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Apr 21, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm usually a lot more careful

This evening I took my bike chain off to give it a full scrubbing. Unfortunately, the rivet fell out the other side of the link and I can't seem to wedge it back in. [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Apr 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Bike trips in upstate NY/VT

I want to go on a one day bike trip in upstate NY or VT-- less than a 2h drive from Montreal. Where should I go? Details about what I want inside. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Apr 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Clicky clicky spin, spin

Second Hand Kid's bike issue: Can you adjust a pre-set handle-grip gear selector, or is it always a sign of another issue? [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Apr 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Appropriate grease for bike jockey wheel overhaul

Bike maintenance and grease options: I'm going to be cleaning and lubing my drive train as throughly as possible this afternoon, but I'm not sure if the lubricants I have on hand are appropriate for things like greasing the jockey wheel, or if there's an appropriate automotive grease that can substitute. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Apr 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Abused bike needs help.

I have a motorcycle that's been stored outside for a year and I'd like to get it running. [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Mar 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Republic's Plato or Linus' Dutchi in Chicago?

Where in Chicago can I test ride a Plato by Republic Bikes or a Dutchi by Linus Bikes? Barring that, can anyone A) swear up and down they are not suited for a very short girl so I can stop dreaming or B) suggest similar smaller-framed Dutch single-speeds? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 29, 2010 - 8 answers

trunk or roof??

What is the best choice of bike rack for a 2009 Ford Focus SE ? [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Mar 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Bikey Needs a New Pair of Shoes

How do I pick new city tires for my mountain bike? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Mar 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Fixed gear or not, in NYC? a) No. b) Yes. c) Yes, but with THREE SPEEDS...

Fixed gear or not, in NYC? a) No. b) Yes. c) Yes, but with THREE SPEEDS... [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Mar 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Keeping a bike parked outside?

New bike, new apartment and for the first time in my life I have to keep my bike outdoors. Any tips/tricks to keep it clean, safe and in working order when it's parked in my backyard? [more inside]
posted by thecjm on Mar 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Suits on bikes

What is the best way to carry a suit on a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 26, 2010 - 16 answers

What mountain bike for touring?

I'm looking for advice on what mountain bike to buy for a long off-road tour. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Mar 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Perfect gift for someone who recently got into dirt biking?

Perfect gift for someone who recently got into dirt biking? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Mar 19, 2010 - 5 answers

I'm going on a bike ride

I'm bringing my bike (and a budget) to DC this weekend. Where should I go/what should I do? Looking for cool outdoor spaces... [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 answers

DIY Decaleur?

Can I make a decaleur? If not, which should I buy? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Mar 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Beginner buying a USED motorcycle. Help!?

Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Mar 12, 2010 - 27 answers

What bike tools do I need?

A good all-in-one bicycle tool set? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike...

Which bike is the bike for me? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Mar 11, 2010 - 28 answers

Taking my bike x-country; we're both riding the bus.

Trying new things! Two week, cross-country (and back) adventure on Greyhound. Level of difficulty: with a bike. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Mar 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find bike parts and accessories.

Anyone have any experience with Bicycle Parts and Accessories distributors? I'm thinking of starting a online store specializing in a segment of the cycling world that I feel is under-served. Any advice from inside the industry would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Mar 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Which bike do I want?

For the past several years, I've been riding a Navigator 500. I love how it handles on wooded trails, but on the open road - of which there is an abundance in Wisconsin - it is a lot of work. Which bikes should I be looking at instead? [more inside]
posted by teremala on Mar 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Chain Grease & Skinny Jeans

I'd like some recommendations for hipster bike blogs. Think more fixies with hot pink sidewalls, Dutch designer bikes no American could afford, and bike messenger fetishism than athletics, racing, nitty-gritty commuting, etc. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Should I go with bullhorn handlebars?

Should I put bullhorn handlebars on my bike? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Feb 3, 2010 - 16 answers

How to make a road bike less twitchy?

Does the types of handlebars change the handling of a bike? I have a 80's Lotus International road bike. It's my commuter, grocery getter, and all-weather bike. However, it does not handle grocery-loaded pannier bags nearly as well as my "nice bike" surly cross check does, which is my century bike and my touring bike. I don't want to lock the surly outside of the store or subject it to the daily wear and tear. I am thinking about making changes to make my Lotus handle more stable-ly. Is there anything i can do? Different handlebar? wider tires? longer stems?
posted by atetrachordofthree on Feb 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Lovely bike shops in Amsterdam

Where can we buy cool things for our bikes in Amsterdam? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Jan 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Inexpensive recreational bike?

My boyfriend and I spent a lovely afternoon this Christmas riding around his old neighborhood on his mom and stepdad's bikes, and would now like bikes of our own. We'd basically just be riding around the neighborhood or occasionally on bike trails, and would like to spend under $250 each, if possible. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Dec 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Impervius!

Underground in a secret lab, the hive mind works feverishly and with a single purpose: to create...the perfect Boston bicyclist! Impermeable to wind, water, ice, slush, and mud, there's nothing Boston can throw at him that he can't handle! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Dec 9, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me find the manual for my bike computer.

What bike computer is this? [more inside]
posted by Barry B. Palindromer on Dec 5, 2009 - 6 answers

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