• Should I just take this bike?

    It's been in our apartment bicycle room for over a year with a back wheel missing and no chain. No one gonna miss it right?
    It's been in our apartment bicycle room for over a year with a back wheel missing and no chain. No one gonna miss it right?
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • This guy got all in my face because I "touched" his bike. He was an oaf?

    Best answer: You're getting all bent out of shape over this? OK...let me run these scenarios past you. Did you ever have to stop & wait for a bus to drop off and/or pick up passengers? Have you ever seen a car double parked on the street & you had to wait for a clear opening to go around? Have you ever had that... show more
    Best answer: You're getting all bent out of shape over this? OK...let me run these scenarios past you. Did you ever have to stop & wait for a bus to drop off and/or pick up passengers? Have you ever seen a car double parked on the street & you had to wait for a clear opening to go around? Have you ever had that one fat person in the grocery store leave their cart on one side of the isle while they look for an item on the other side?

    Entrance-ways & exits get temporarily blocked from time to time. People sometimes do stupid stuff. Get over it. What if you owned that car double parked on the street? And while you ducked inside for just a moment a tow truck came along & latched onto it? That's exactly what you did to that guy's bike.

    Take a chill pill. You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Type the name of your bike?

    Type the name of your bike?

    Best answer: Do you mean 'Name the type of bike you have?'?

    A trekking model (Dawes Karakum), and an elderly MTB (Falcon Stealth) used to haul a cargo trailer.
    Best answer: Do you mean 'Name the type of bike you have?'?

    A trekking model (Dawes Karakum), and an elderly MTB (Falcon Stealth) used to haul a cargo trailer.
    17 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Low average speed ?

    My average speed is often around 20-23kmh on asphalt, it's around the same on gravel roads or paths. I have a mountain bike, but it can't be slowing me down so much... No matter how hard I try, it will ALWAYS be around 21kmh. When I think I drive pretty slowly, it always gets me to 20kmh average speed,... show more
    My average speed is often around 20-23kmh on asphalt, it's around the same on gravel roads or paths. I have a mountain bike, but it can't be slowing me down so much... No matter how hard I try, it will ALWAYS be around 21kmh. When I think I drive pretty slowly, it always gets me to 20kmh average speed, but when I cycle using a lot of energy and it seems that I'm flying past my surroundings,(not talking about maximal speed, but average speed since I keep that "high" speed constant) in the end it's still only 22kmh. I'm using strava app. I just don't understand how the average speed can be so low. And I think that I'm in good shape, I cycle a lot and am able to drive very long distances(150km+) So... How can my average speed be so low ?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Could I go touring if the bike seat hurts my rear?

    Could I go touring if the bike seat hurts my rear?

    Best answer: Everyone has to go through what's commonly called 'butt training'. The more you ride, the more comfortable it becomes. Start with more rides but perhaps short rides & work your way up to longer rides. About the saddle itself, stay far away from those over-stuffed with gel or padding. As... show more
    Best answer: Everyone has to go through what's commonly called 'butt training'. The more you ride, the more comfortable it becomes. Start with more rides but perhaps short rides & work your way up to longer rides.

    About the saddle itself, stay far away from those over-stuffed with gel or padding. As pointed out by my brother (Hippie) those things only make matters worse on long rides. Same applies to gel seat covers. A saddle should be stiff & support only the 'sit bones'. Padded cycling shorts supply padding only where needed, on the sit bones. Go commando, no underwear. Yes, that's how they're worn.

    Heck, even my old bike, a 2010 Raleigh Clubman came with a Brooks Leather saddle. And it's not a touring bike. But it is comfy on rides of 20 to 50 miles. https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchLi...
    9 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How to increase braking power Towing bike trailer?

    Disc brakes. Currently shimano XT M8000 with 160mm rotors. About a year old Flat bar gravel bike. Specialized awol Towing a trailer. 30lbs empty upward of 100lbs. Surly ted trailer Valley roads, hills everywhere. Upwards of 15miles each way. ____ Larger rotor -vs- 4piston caliper XT and Zee have 4-piston calipers
    Disc brakes. Currently shimano XT M8000 with 160mm rotors. About a year old Flat bar gravel bike. Specialized awol Towing a trailer. 30lbs empty upward of 100lbs. Surly ted trailer Valley roads, hills everywhere. Upwards of 15miles each way. ____ Larger rotor -vs- 4piston caliper XT and Zee have 4-piston calipers
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • School policies??

    This year, my high school decided to move the bike racks to the far end of the campus. Away from where I usually park my bike. I got warnings to move my bike, but sometimes I get to school late and I have to park it nearby to avoid being late to class. Today, I had my bike taken by the school because I did not... show more
    This year, my high school decided to move the bike racks to the far end of the campus. Away from where I usually park my bike. I got warnings to move my bike, but sometimes I get to school late and I have to park it nearby to avoid being late to class. Today, I had my bike taken by the school because I did not park it at the bike racks. They literally cut my lock and confiscated my bike. It is NOT in anyone's way where I usually park it, therefore they shouldn't have to cut it and confiscate it! When I went to get it back, I was greatly upset. My lock had been cut, I was insulted, AND i had to apologize for not listening and disrespecting the school. Do I have the right to complain about this? Or is it my fault and I should just suck it up?
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • What's the difference between CO2 and regular air for pumping into bicycle tires?

    will it makes better?
    will it makes better?
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Bicycle GENIUSES! I need informed opinions. Do those CO2 tire inflators work as replacements, long term? I mean, if u keep fresh cartridges?

    Best answer: If you fix the leak, co2 in a tire should be as good as air.
    Best answer: If you fix the leak, co2 in a tire should be as good as air.
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • What is better for your health MMA or Bike Ridding?

    Best answer: Depends on If you’re planning to compete, or only do the training sessions. MMA training might be more all-round than bike riding, and ”better” from a certain perspective. If you’re planning to compete, my vote goes to bike riding being healthier. A pro rider can do far more races before retiring than a MMA fighter... show more
    Best answer: Depends on If you’re planning to compete, or only do the training sessions.
    MMA training might be more all-round than bike riding, and ”better” from a certain perspective.
    If you’re planning to compete, my vote goes to bike riding being healthier.
    A pro rider can do far more races before retiring than a MMA fighter can.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • I would like to buy a bike that is easy and comfortable to use.?

    I would like to get a bike that is easy to handle because I haven't ridden in 20 yrs and was only going to ride it on pavement around town. So, no off road stuff. I though a Coaster or a Comfort would be best and went to two bike shops for opinions. So, I went to the two bike shops in town and each suggested... show more
    I would like to get a bike that is easy to handle because I haven't ridden in 20 yrs and was only going to ride it on pavement around town. So, no off road stuff. I though a Coaster or a Comfort would be best and went to two bike shops for opinions. So, I went to the two bike shops in town and each suggested a brand. The first suggested the Sun Drifter and the other the Specialized Roll. I have not heard about these brands of bike so I know nothing about them except what they told me. I'm not sure what to get because both are over 500 dollars. So, I need to choose wisely because this is definitely an investment. What is your opinion on these brands? Do you think they are a good brand for going around town and maybe doing a little shopping? Is there another brand you suggest I try out? Thanks for taking your time to answer this unsure persons questions.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Hardtail or Full Suspension Mountain Bike?

    Would a hardtail bike be good enough for the green circle or blue square trails at a lift-serviced downhill park like Killington, VT?
    Would a hardtail bike be good enough for the green circle or blue square trails at a lift-serviced downhill park like Killington, VT?
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is $250 too much for a bicycle?

    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Does riding my bike count as a sport?

    Hi, so I am a 14 year old girl and I do not play a sport that everyone plays at my school like volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, etc, but I ride my bike almost everyday. Each day after school once I finish my homework I ride my bike multiple times around my neighborhood for 2-3 miles. On the weekends I’ll... show more
    Hi, so I am a 14 year old girl and I do not play a sport that everyone plays at my school like volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, etc, but I ride my bike almost everyday. Each day after school once I finish my homework I ride my bike multiple times around my neighborhood for 2-3 miles. On the weekends I’ll ride on this trail near my house and I’ll go for almost 5 miles it depends if it is too hot. All my friends always ask me if I play a sport and I always say “ I ride my bike.” Their response is always a laugh or giggle saying it isn’t a sport. I feel like riding my bike is a sport even if you can’t compete at school. Do you think it’s a sport?
    22 answers · 1 month ago
  • Bicycle accident, road rash. Injuries missed work. Any advice?

    Riding disc bicycle downhill, on newly paved roadway. At bottom of hill is traffic light, myself having a red. It appears blacktop was accidently dropped and left in newly paven roadway. When going downhill, 25+ mph, i started to brake and hit a rough patch causing me to go airborne. Brakes still being applied,... show more
    Riding disc bicycle downhill, on newly paved roadway. At bottom of hill is traffic light, myself having a red. It appears blacktop was accidently dropped and left in newly paven roadway. When going downhill, 25+ mph, i started to brake and hit a rough patch causing me to go airborne. Brakes still being applied, wheels locked-up upon landing, = accident with road rash (both legs, knees, arm and part of face). Bicycle is only source for commuting, i have and will miss work due to injuries and extreme level of pain mostly while standing. I can uber/taxi but pain stand is intolerable, yet alone walking. Like potholes excess buildup should be a hazard. I tried contacting city = roadway was just done, nothing they can do.
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • What kind of bicycle fender can fit my bike?

    So i need a new front fender, The tire says 700 x 32 but i cant seem to find any 32s. How much leeway do i have here? Like if i got a 700 x 38, Would that still work? Im guessing no right? I really dont know about this stuff so any help would be great. Thanks.
    So i need a new front fender, The tire says 700 x 32 but i cant seem to find any 32s. How much leeway do i have here? Like if i got a 700 x 38, Would that still work? Im guessing no right? I really dont know about this stuff so any help would be great. Thanks.
    6 answers · 1 month ago