• Given this cycling Q&A/ forum is male dominated?

    any comments of this cycling story: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-...
    any comments of this cycling story: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-...
    8 answers · 17 hours ago
  • What's a really good bike for a beginner (female)?

    Best answer: Define "not too expensive"! I'm not privy to your bank account or credit card limit. $200? $500? $1,000? I will tell you this much... A) Get a bike based on "Where & How" you will be riding. In other words, don't get a mountain bike if you'll be strictly on paved surfaces.... show more
    Best answer: Define "not too expensive"! I'm not privy to your bank account or credit card limit. $200? $500? $1,000? I will tell you this much...

    A) Get a bike based on "Where & How" you will be riding. In other words, don't get a mountain bike if you'll be strictly on paved surfaces. Don't get a road bike if you intend to go off road - even a little.

    B) Plan on keeping it over 2 years? DO NOT got to a discount store. 1) Shoddy assembly by some clueless minimum wage "associate". 2) They do NOT service what they sell. 3) Crappy parts & components designed to wear out quickly. They go by 2 nicknames... Bicycle Shaped Objects and/or 100 mile bikes. 100 miles is about as far as they go before needing at least a major tune-up if not parts replaced.

    C) A good "all around" type bike is a hybrid. It's a very utility minded bike that can do many things from city streets to bike paths either paved or man-made paths of compacted earth & crushed stone.

    D) I am NOT specifically recommending the Giant brand name. However, they did put together a nice video several years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmqbRfTsU-g
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • So as I walked across the road a cyclist came screeching to a halt. I had green man authorisation. He just sat on bike looking?

    Best answer: Even if you've got the right of way it still hurts if you get hit. Try looking before you step out
    Best answer: Even if you've got the right of way it still hurts if you get hit. Try looking before you step out
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it just a merry Christmas gesture to?

    Best answer: Perhaps pedestrians and cyclists should follow your example en masse, and start applying that spray-on snow to car windscreens as we go along the street.
    Best answer: Perhaps pedestrians and cyclists should follow your example en masse, and start applying that spray-on snow to car windscreens as we go along the street.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is there some sort of registry to prove that a bicycle is yours, I mean, how can we know that someone cutting a bike off a rack is a thief?

    He/she could've just have lost the key to the lock, or that's what they say when you try to confront them, so how are we to know whose bike is whose? Having been framed a rapist by a cult that raped me, I have no friends willing to vouch for me, and even if I did, they might be impossible to get a hold of... show more
    He/she could've just have lost the key to the lock, or that's what they say when you try to confront them, so how are we to know whose bike is whose? Having been framed a rapist by a cult that raped me, I have no friends willing to vouch for me, and even if I did, they might be impossible to get a hold of when needed, and they could be liars (part of the theft ring), so what gives?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Last value for Russell 2000?

    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • A friend challenged me to wear a bicycle helmet?

    Best answer: Really stupid.
    Even if the helmet protects your head you damaged your neck and end up paralyzed.
    Best answer: Really stupid.
    Even if the helmet protects your head you damaged your neck and end up paralyzed.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do you get more dehydrated in hotter weather or colder weather while exercising outdoors ?

    Best answer: There’s no set answer to that. It depends not only on temperature, but also on humidity and how much you sweat, level of exertion. Generally, cold air is also drier air, so you lose more water through breathing. OTOH, it’s easier to limit sweating when it’s colder, so you lose less from that. If you’re exercising... show more
    Best answer: There’s no set answer to that. It depends not only on temperature, but also on humidity and how much you sweat, level of exertion.
    Generally, cold air is also drier air, so you lose more water through breathing.
    OTOH, it’s easier to limit sweating when it’s colder, so you lose less from that.
    If you’re exercising hard enough to sweat, you are likely to lose more on a warm day. At efforts below sweating, you may lose more on a cold/dry day.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What brand of cold weather gloves is best for cycling in under 20 f outside ?

    and has fair grip and not overly expensive to get
    and has fair grip and not overly expensive to get
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I got a real stupid question on bicycles. What is it?

    How many wheels does a bicycles have?
    How many wheels does a bicycles have?
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I put rim brakes on my cruiser bike, (was coaster brake) and i have them all tuned up and working BUT, they don't brake good.?

    It takes all my force to get them to stop and sometimes they won't, would ruffening up the rims with sandpaper make then por grippy?
    It takes all my force to get them to stop and sometimes they won't, would ruffening up the rims with sandpaper make then por grippy?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How many times to change a bicycle helmet?

    Best answer: A helmet is a one-time-use insurance policy. It's good for one solid hit, then you replace it to get a new policy.
    Best answer: A helmet is a one-time-use insurance policy. It's good for one solid hit, then you replace it to get a new policy.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Have you ever worn a cardboard box when cycling?

    Best answer: No, I haven't
    Best answer: No, I haven't
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the best cheap bicycle wheel light?

    Best answer: Cateye Orbit 2. https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/saf...
    Best answer: Cateye Orbit 2. https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/saf...
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What type of bicycle more better a gravel bikes or hybrid bikes styles ?

    For less energy for riding , distance , carrying loads , dirt paths ( obvious answer) , paved roads , adding parts , comfort use and this is from beach cruisers to flat bar road bike styles hybrids bicycles
    For less energy for riding , distance , carrying loads , dirt paths ( obvious answer) , paved roads , adding parts , comfort use and this is from beach cruisers to flat bar road bike styles hybrids bicycles
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to cycle in the dark?

    How to cycle in the dark?

    Best answer: I do a lot of night cycling, some on unlit roads. I use two lights at each end, partly so a battery failure does not leave me totally unlit, partly so at the front I have one light aimed at the road close ahead and the other lighting up the road further ahead. I use a Cateye EL 135 and a Lezyne Microdrive at the... show more
    Best answer: I do a lot of night cycling, some on unlit roads.

    I use two lights at each end, partly so a battery failure does not leave me totally unlit, partly so at the front I have one light aimed at the road close ahead and the other lighting up the road further ahead.

    I use a Cateye EL 135 and a Lezyne Microdrive at the front, and a Cateye TD LD 1100 plus a Smart 1W at the rear.

    Front lights with built-in Li-Ion batteries like the Lezyne Microdrive are excellent for fairly short rides as their output is great, but beware of short battery life (hence I combine the Microdrive with a cell-loaded EL135, which can be trusted to last for hours , and I can carry spare cells for it).

    In the image, the white EL135 and black Microdrive are on the handlebars, the Smart 1W under the saddle and the TDLD under the rack
    17 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it easier to walk or pedal a bicycle?

    Best answer: Unless it's over rough terrain or very steep hills cycling.
    Best answer: Unless it's over rough terrain or very steep hills cycling.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago