• What should I name my bike?

    Best answer: BikeyMcBikeFace.
    Best answer: BikeyMcBikeFace.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Hello everyone. I am looking for a bicycle that fits my ideal preferences...?

    I am looking for a bicycle that: - Does not give me trouble going uphill. - Can go fast without having to put much effort into it. - Is a bike that is meant for roads/streets, like 700c. I was told to look at consumer report but that didn t help at all, and I was told some bike companies like Schwinn, Canondale,... show more
    I am looking for a bicycle that: - Does not give me trouble going uphill. - Can go fast without having to put much effort into it. - Is a bike that is meant for roads/streets, like 700c. I was told to look at consumer report but that didn t help at all, and I was told some bike companies like Schwinn, Canondale, and Kent are told but I m uncertain because I am looking for a bicycle that fits my preferences and is a cheap and affordable. Do any of you have suggestions what bike or bicycle brand can give even for a low price?
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will I notice an improvement by switching from a trail bike to a road bike?

    So I don't know much about bicycles, but I ride mine daily to university. It's about 4 miles, and for the most part, it's all sidewalk. There occasionally are some sections where the pavement is in poor conditions, but for the most part it's all well paved. My bike is pretty old, so I want to... show more
    So I don't know much about bicycles, but I ride mine daily to university. It's about 4 miles, and for the most part, it's all sidewalk. There occasionally are some sections where the pavement is in poor conditions, but for the most part it's all well paved. My bike is pretty old, so I want to replace it anyway. It's heavy, and the brakes, derailleur and shifter all don't work. The rear hub likes to pop off, somehow. The wheels are about 28" in diameter, but I measured them with a ruler so maybe not very accurate, the tires are 1.5 inches thick, again measured with my ruler. So If i buy a used road bike, which is what my plan is, will I notice an improvement in the ease of pedaling simply by using larger and skinnier tires? The handle position will definitely help.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How much faster and reliable is a $5000 bicycle compared to a $500 bike?

    Best answer: Fast is mainly up to the rider, not the bike. Put Tour de France winner Chris Froome on a $500 bike & he'd still kick my @ss on a $5,000 bike. The $5,000 bike will... A) Weigh a heck-of-a-lot LESS. Think about it over the length of a 75 to 100 mile race. Which would you rather pedal around on - a bike... show more
    Best answer: Fast is mainly up to the rider, not the bike. Put Tour de France winner Chris Froome on a $500 bike & he'd still kick my @ss on a $5,000 bike. The $5,000 bike will...
    A) Weigh a heck-of-a-lot LESS. Think about it over the length of a 75 to 100 mile race. Which would you rather pedal around on - a bike that weighs 25 lbs. or a bike that only weighs 6.8 kg. or 14.99 lbs.? That 10 lb. loss in weight means not only faster speeds, it also means less effort climbing hills.

    B) It'll have vastly superior components. A $500 road bike will have at best - MAYBE Shimano Claris shifters & derailleurs and an all alluminum frame & fork. Most will be even lower than that. A $5,000 bike might have hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 components, full carbon frame & fork, an 11 spoeed cassette vs. a 7 to maybe 8 speed cassette and even carbon fiber wheels. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/tcr-ad...

    Reliability depends on how well or poorly the bike is maintained. The lower priced bike can be very dependable if given the right TLC. On the flip side...that $5,000 bike wouldn't be very dependable for a person such as myself. With only 20 spokes up front & 24 on the rear wheel, it wouldn't hold up very well with my weight on it across rough city streets. Those wheels would soon look like Pringles Potato Chips. You have to look at those two key words..."Where & How" will the bike be ridden? A pure race bike might make for a crappy everyday commuter.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What according to you are the top 10 best bicycle brands in the world?

    Best answer: I've said it before (many times) & I'll say it again... Brand name is almost USELESS. What good is any bike if it doesn't "FIT & FEEL" right? Plus...if you compare bikes within the same price range, they'll most likely have comparable components - if not the SAME identical... show more
    Best answer: I've said it before (many times) & I'll say it again... Brand name is almost USELESS. What good is any bike if it doesn't "FIT & FEEL" right? Plus...if you compare bikes within the same price range, they'll most likely have comparable components - if not the SAME identical components from suppliers such as Shimano or SRAM.

    If brand name is so important, then why would I own FIVE bikes from 3 different companies? Each bike serves a specific purpose. Some for pure speed, another for my "all-around" road bike, another for hauling (my touring bike), another for off road adventures (my CX bike) and my commuter bike.

    The best bike in the world is the one that suits your NEEDS & fits you.
    4 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is Deore better than Alivio or Acera or SRAM X5, X4, X3, ...?

    Best answer: Shimano's hierarchy can be found on their website, SRAM's as well. "Better" is a relative term which depends on how much you can afford to spend on your bike. As well, you have to look at the whole bike. Better components on an inferior, ill fitting frame will not necessarily yield a better bike.... show more
    Best answer: Shimano's hierarchy can be found on their website, SRAM's as well. "Better" is a relative term which depends on how much you can afford to spend on your bike. As well, you have to look at the whole bike. Better components on an inferior, ill fitting frame will not necessarily yield a better bike. My own mountain bike is a good case in point: The original frame was poorly designed and manufactured. The main triangle broke twice and I have also broken part of the rear triangle once. The components are high quality, but if the original frame had been properly designed and manufactured, even with poorer quality components it would have been a better bike
    4 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is there a rear sprocket higher than 24T for a Shimano 3-speed hub?

    Bike is a Huffman Harvest and I lowered the ratio from 17 to 24 with a great improvement. But I would like to go a little further if possible. I don't see any rear sprockets higher than 24T. Front chain ring is not replaceable.
    Bike is a Huffman Harvest and I lowered the ratio from 17 to 24 with a great improvement. But I would like to go a little further if possible. I don't see any rear sprockets higher than 24T. Front chain ring is not replaceable.
    3 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why does my chain skip on my 24" BMX when I put pressure to go faster?

    Iv changed the chain and also the chain ring and it still skips 😔
    Iv changed the chain and also the chain ring and it still skips 😔
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Text/logo for bike frame?

    im planning to repaint my bike but im wondering how to keep the bike logo and i saw a video on youtube having that thing that looks like a sticker but im not sure what it is. can someone care to explain how to make that thing the process the materials used
    im planning to repaint my bike but im wondering how to keep the bike logo and i saw a video on youtube having that thing that looks like a sticker but im not sure what it is. can someone care to explain how to make that thing the process the materials used
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Bicycle repair shop near Stuart, FL?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do ebikes cost so much money? $1.5K? $2K? I may as well just get a scooter!?

    Best answer: First of all comes the cost of the bicycle. A good quality bicycle for everyday use would cost at least $600. Then you have to add on the cost of the battery and motor. If you want these parts to be reliable for every day use, add another $1000 unless you don't care if your bike breaks down after a couple of... show more
    Best answer: First of all comes the cost of the bicycle. A good quality bicycle for everyday use would cost at least $600. Then you have to add on the cost of the battery and motor. If you want these parts to be reliable for every day use, add another $1000 unless you don't care if your bike breaks down after a couple of months. If you can buy a scooter for the same amount, fine, that is another choice, just don't expect that what amounts to an electrically powered scooter will be any cheaper. However that electric scooter can be refuelled in your home, you don't have to buy smelly gasoline and it will run quietly. Some places allow ebikes to use bicycle paths, but you would not be allowed to use a gas powered scooter on those paths
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I need recommendations for elderly comfort bikes.?

    Best answer: If you're 77 years old, surely you've driven a car with a standard (stick-shift) transmission. Did you get confused then? Hopefully not. Well...riding a bike with multiple gears is the SAME PRINCIPLE! You start off in one of the middle to lower gears (depending on the terrain) and UP-SHIFT as speed... show more
    Best answer: If you're 77 years old, surely you've driven a car with a standard (stick-shift) transmission. Did you get confused then? Hopefully not. Well...riding a bike with multiple gears is the SAME PRINCIPLE! You start off in one of the middle to lower gears (depending on the terrain) and UP-SHIFT as speed increases. Conversely, when slowing down, you DOWNSHIFT into a lower (easier) gear. And just like a car, when you know in advance you'll be stopping, put the bike in a gear you know for a fact you can take off easily again.

    A few more points... A) What's the terrain like in your "community". I have yet to see a neighborhood completely flat. Any hills whatsoever - even small hills - and you're gonna need GEARS! Within a half a mile of my own apartment, it's relatively flat. Anything more than that...NOPE. In fact, just to the west of me is a neighborhood affectionately & appropriately nicknamed "The Hill".

    B) And just like buying a car, it's ALWAYS best to take a few bikes out for TEST RIDES! The first reply from "Joe" recommended going to Wally World - Walmart. Oh, PUKE! You can't TEST RIDE a single bike from a discount store - none of them. Test rides are FREE at REAL bicycle shops. Salespeople are there to provide a long forgotten word today - CUSTOMER SERVICE! And unlike the automotive business, to my knowledge, none of them work on commission.

    C) You & I have something in common - both "Senior Citizens". I'm 66. You don't think I had concerns & questions when I decided to get my first good bike in years? They were all answered by either a salesperson or mechanic at a BICYCLE SHOP - not Walmart. Being somewhat mechanically inclined, I couldn't find a single bike from any discount assembled 100% correct.

    D) You might want to consider a bike with internal gears within the rear hub. They usually have 3 to 8 gears and only one shifter on the R/S of the handlebar.

    E) The main point being...DO NOT get into a rush. And do NOT go to a discount store.

    F) Watch this YouTube video...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ok96KD...
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Whst color was your first bicycle?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to add a disc brake to a wheel that has inserts for a rotor?

    I'm fairly new to mountain biking and friend told me i should get disc brakes instead of the rim brakes that came with my bike. My front fork and back both have spots for a disc brake caliper however my wheel does not have a place to screw in the rotors. is there some type of adapter or something that can... show more
    I'm fairly new to mountain biking and friend told me i should get disc brakes instead of the rim brakes that came with my bike. My front fork and back both have spots for a disc brake caliper however my wheel does not have a place to screw in the rotors. is there some type of adapter or something that can attach the rotors to my existing wheel or do i need to get a new wheel that has a place for the rotors? thanks!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I bike?

    Best answer: Here's just one of many videos that can teach you how to ride a bicycle.

    https://youtu.be/GyLlw1CgXf8
    Best answer: Here's just one of many videos that can teach you how to ride a bicycle.

    https://youtu.be/GyLlw1CgXf8
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I am wanting to get a NEW bike really soon. I just want one for riding around town. What kind should I get. And what name brand is the best?

    Best answer: What you should do is go to a reputable bicycle shop. Tell them what you want a bicycle for and where you're predominately going to be riding. Then they can fit you with with the correct size bike and properly adjust it for you. They can also make sure you're getting the right kind of bicycle for what... show more
    Best answer: What you should do is go to a reputable bicycle shop. Tell them what you want a bicycle for and where you're predominately going to be riding. Then they can fit you with with the correct size bike and properly adjust it for you. They can also make sure you're getting the right kind of bicycle for what you need one for.

    Thieves don't just target expensive bicycles. They go for any bike that isn't correctly secured. You should get a quality keyed U and cable locks. A good set of locks will cost around $70.

    https://youtu.be/IXNASUSivqg
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Best bicycle seat for fat person?

    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Bike seat post diameter size for folding bike?

    Bike seat post diameter size for folding bike?

    what is the standard size for a 20inch folding bike (see below) bike seat post? mine was stolen last week. thanks in advance
    what is the standard size for a 20inch folding bike (see below) bike seat post? mine was stolen last week. thanks in advance
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago