I'm fairly new to the mountain bike game and unfortunately I am having to park my mountain bike for three months whilst I work away. Security is not an issue but in general what maintenance and precautions do I need to take, if any, before it goes away?
FYI: I have a 2008 Kona Cinder Cone (linky
) and the bike is currently in a reasonably clean state (but not spotless).
posted by logicalsequence
on Aug 10, 2009 -
The Mister and I are planning to head to the San Juan Islands in Washington for an extended outdoor adventure in September. Tell us what you know about visiting the San Juans! [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Jul 14, 2009 -
Any recommended bike rental shops in Moab (for next week)? Google turns up many places to rent but if you have good/bad experiences or suggestions, please share.
posted by dzot
on May 10, 2009 -
Help me if you know anything about Nissan Pavilion in Northern Va! Are the traffic problems still as bad as they used to be? If so, does anybody have any tips? [more inside]
posted by actionPetential
on May 4, 2009 -
Mrs. Argyle and I want to take our road bikes on vacation this summer. What's the best way to take them along? [more inside]
posted by Argyle
on Apr 29, 2009 -
NYC biking filter: what is traffic like on riverside drive weekday mornings between 7am-9am? [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Apr 7, 2009 -
Cycling computer - I recently started cycling (road biking) and have slowly been gearing up. I usually use RunKeeper, an iPhone app, while I ride to track info, but it's useless during the ride since it's in my back shirt pocket. I'm looking for a traditional bike computer to look at while I ride. I'd like the wireless kind, since my wife swears by her's. What are your suggestions?
posted by Argyle
on Apr 2, 2009 -
Working all winter as a bike courier seems to have taken a toll on my skin. What can I do to mitigate the damage and lessen the effects of future harm? [more inside]
posted by pcameron
on Mar 29, 2009 -
We're flying into Shannon Airport on a Monday morning in late June, and flying out of Dublin the following Sunday. Help us come up with a plan. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Mar 22, 2009 -
Bike nerds : give me a recommendation for both a long-haul touring setup and a flat-city fashion fixie setup. [more inside]
posted by suckerpunch
on Jan 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for a holiday destination. Last weeks of October where I can hike (mountains), bike (atb) and learn diving (padi). No resorts or too much luxury, just basic accomodation. I'm alone so it would be nice to meet more travellers.
Doe you have suggestions?
posted by beemsterman
on Sep 23, 2008 -
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]
posted by amedia
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Women cyclists-----can you recommend some cute and comfortable biking tops?
I bike with a friend a few times a week for exercise doing hills and paths in our town and would like some tops that feel good and look good. I also do errands on my bike from time to time.
I have black padded shorts and need some tops that will inspire me to get out and ride.
Any recommendations for summer tops and if you have ideas for fall biking clothes I would be interested in that too!
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Jul 17, 2008 -
I recently started working from home, so I no longer have my daily bike commute to the office. Looking for some advice on the following:
- Ideal time(s) of day for a nice distance ride with less traffic.
- Good routes for a distance ride in Chicago.
- Good destination points. Perhaps a nice place to work with a laptop(bonus for free Wi-Fi connections). Also, I tend to like independent cafes/restaurants rather than places like Cosi or Starbucks.
- Any other thoughts/advice you have.
I'm flexible with distance, though I'd prefer 5+ miles. I'm starting out from my apartment in Humboldt Park if that helps any.
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb
on Jul 8, 2008 -
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]
posted by onlyconnect
on Jul 3, 2008 -
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]
posted by SamuelF
on May 20, 2008 -
I am looking for an old, black and white photo (circa early 1900s?) of some French bicycle racers, some with cigarettes dangling from their mouths. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Local Knowledge: Looking for an application that can tell me if a road is paved/dirt/unmaintained. [more inside]
posted by SirStan
on Oct 7, 2007 -
As wetter weather descends upon Oregon, I'm on the hunt for fenders for my Surly Karate Monkey. I'm running Schwalbe Big Apples for commuting. The Monkey is a 29er and these tires take up a lot of space! I need to find fenders that'll fit. What fender solution has worked for your 29er/Big Apple setup?
posted by Slacker Manager
on Sep 16, 2007 -
Bike riding and clothes: I started doing some long bike rides this summer for the first time (20 - 40 miles) and the clothes I wear are becoming an issue. [more inside]
posted by raheel
on Jul 24, 2007 -
MinneapolisJockFilter: Where are good places to run downtown? Anywhere to rent a bike downtown? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Jun 13, 2007 -
After riding today, a couple things started going wrong with my bike, and I'd like to fix the problems myself, if possible. [more inside]
posted by god particle
on Jun 7, 2007 -
I'm going to be at U Colorado in Boulder for the summer and I'm interested in buying a bike. I'm willing to spend about $200 on a new one (which I'll take back to my school after the summer) and I'd preferably like a city bike that I can also occasionally take off-road. Since I got my last bike when I was in middle school (I'm 20 now), I wanted to see if anyone could offer advice or a guide on buying a new one. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Jun 6, 2007 -
I want to keep a few bicycles on my patio (concrete slab): how can I keep them secure? [more inside]
posted by kanuck
on Jun 5, 2007 -
Is a carbon fiber road frame worth the extra expense? I mean I've read loads of pros and cons but does it come down to a slight difference or a major one? I love to go on 15-30 mile rides but I'd like to increase my comfort levels (got a proper fitting and new seat/post so far). [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jun 2, 2007 -
Yet another BikeFilter question, but the high concentration of cyclists here compels me to ask. Should I keep using my current bike for commuting, modify it, or get something else, to avoid that pitched-forward, numb-hands feeling? [more inside]
posted by The Deej
on Jun 1, 2007 -
[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
posted by moooshy
on May 14, 2007 -
I may be moving to Miami and was wondering about neighborhoods, working in healthcare, and biking as transportation. [more inside]
posted by aussicht
on Mar 26, 2007 -
Floyd Landis' positive test-are there ANY other scenarios that would cause this test to be positive other than him doping? I'm not ready to have all my illusions shattered just yet...
posted by konolia
on Jul 27, 2006 -