I'm looking to buy a custom touring bike and I'd really like to buy locally. Can can anyone recommend any frame fabricators in the immediate San Francisco Bay Area that make really great/beautiful touring frames? Some builders that do work outside of SF that I really love are Vanilla, Geekhouse, Breadwinner, Icarus, All-City, Map, Cycles d’Autremont.
I just love the idea of buying locally and supporting a local frame builder and also would appreciate better being able to contact/visit the builder.
posted by matt_od
on Mar 10, 2014 -
I'm planning a bike trip in July. Portland to Minneapolis? What are your experiences biking east from the West Coast? [more inside]
posted by rainperimeter
on Jun 5, 2012 -
Some friends and I - all new to the area - are looking for a good place to camp within a long day's bike ride of Minneapolis, MN (60-100mi). We're hoping for something where we'll see few other people, and preferably access to a lake or river, hiking trails, and general wilderness (or at least the feeling of being away from civilization for a bit), and good to stay for a couple of days. Any recommendations? I'm having a hard time with the signal to noise ratio of the rest of the internet. Thanks!
posted by entropone
on Jul 18, 2011 -
I've been procrastinating about finalizing my travel plans and now find the weekend looming and nothing planned. I've got Friday afternoon to Tuesday evening to start in Eugene (mid-state) to get anywhere in a 200 mile radius to have some fun.
I love to mountain bike, be outdoors and get in the water. All else is optional. Not into campgrounds or crowds. The 4th is obviously a big weekend to travel. There's a lot to do here. What are some favorite places to get away and see some beauty away from it all. [more inside]
posted by diode
on Jun 30, 2010 -
I’m considering biking from Madison, WI to Austin, TX in October. Please help me assess whether this is a good idea. [more inside]
posted by dr. boludo
on Jul 21, 2009 -
I live in San Jose, CA and I recently got a new (used) SV650S motorcycle. I am looking for tips with regard to doing some touring and/or camping using the bike.
Also, if you have any tips on how to have a more pleasant time getting to Yosemite and the rest of the Sierra than riding through the flotilla of bugs that is the central valley, I'm all ears.
posted by gkostolny
on May 13, 2004 -