• Front wheels left behind, and the rest of the bike is gone?

    It is not uncommon to see a bike wheel locked to a rack, sans the remainder of the bike. A lot of UCLA students leave bikes locked though the front wheel. When they return hours later, they find that the rest of their bike is missing. There is one locked to the bike rack at my place of employment, and one in the... show more
    It is not uncommon to see a bike wheel locked to a rack, sans the remainder of the bike. A lot of UCLA students leave bikes locked though the front wheel. When they return hours later, they find that the rest of their bike is missing. There is one locked to the bike rack at my place of employment, and one in the parking garage where I live. Being a frequent rider, I have seen lots of them outside of grocery stores like Raplhs, and Belair. btw: I only drive my petrol guzzling SUV only two days a week. I bike the rest of the time. Think green! I stopped at CVS. Outside is a small bike rack. There are three front bike wheels locked to the same rack. Did the first wheel, not clue on the two subsequent riders that maybe they should better secure their bikes?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • If I have a 20 x 1.75 bmx rim, can I fit a 20 x 2.4 tire on it?

    Best answer: The tire will fit, but as Old Hippie points out, you have to check if your bike frame has enough clearance for the wider tire. Look at your bike with its current tires. Measure the gaps between the bike frame and your current tires. Do the math. If you have 20 x 1.75 tires, 20 x 2.4 tires are going to be .65 inches... show more
    Best answer: The tire will fit, but as Old Hippie points out, you have to check if your bike frame has enough clearance for the wider tire. Look at your bike with its current tires. Measure the gaps between the bike frame and your current tires. Do the math. If you have 20 x 1.75 tires, 20 x 2.4 tires are going to be .65 inches wider which means that you need at least .325" extra clearance between your tires and the frame. The rim is not the problem, your bike frame is
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How fast do Tour de France cyclists go?

    I've cycled for Deliveroo for about 1.5 years now and browsing at Tour de France. They only do 100 miles a day? I've done 80-150 miles a day 5-7 days a week non stop for well over a year. I use a cheap heavy mountain bike because I don't get road bikes, you wanna be stronger then don't make it easy... show more
    I've cycled for Deliveroo for about 1.5 years now and browsing at Tour de France. They only do 100 miles a day? I've done 80-150 miles a day 5-7 days a week non stop for well over a year. I use a cheap heavy mountain bike because I don't get road bikes, you wanna be stronger then don't make it easy for yourself. I have no idea if I could go as fast of them because I dunno how fast they go but I'm shocked by how little they do a day.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is a bmx faster than a mountain bike?

    Best answer: No. BMX bikes are much smaller and have a lower gear ratio than mountain bikes. If you were to have a one mile race on a flat surface, or on a trail, the mountain bike would win. BMX bikes are designed for doing tricks and stunts, and are better suited for that.
    Best answer: No. BMX bikes are much smaller and have a lower gear ratio than mountain bikes. If you were to have a one mile race on a flat surface, or on a trail, the mountain bike would win. BMX bikes are designed for doing tricks and stunts, and are better suited for that.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Could I cycle 160km in a single day ?

    Best answer: I have done it. If I were to do it again, I would start as early in the day as possible, like 4 am. Because the pace I take is leisurely and would take the entire day. Also, I would bring sun screen, two inner tube replacements plus patch kit And most important, WATER, like 6 bottles. and a map would be... show more
    Best answer: I have done it.
    If I were to do it again, I would start as early in the day as possible, like 4 am.
    Because the pace I take is leisurely and would take the entire day.
    Also, I would bring sun screen, two inner tube replacements plus patch kit

    And most important, WATER, like 6 bottles.

    and a map would be nice.


    When I did it last time, I literally blacked out for few seconds from dehydration because I was in the middle of nowhere with no water. My map was on my PSVITA with no internet service and I dropped it so I lost my map. I started at 12 pm so I was home past midnight, I didnt have a flashlight so I was breaking the law and I couldint see street signs.
    Lets just say it could have went better.
    But I did it.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • OTHER THAN falling off of a height like a cliff or colliding with a vehicle, what causes people to die in bicycle accidents?

    Best answer: Most people who die in cycle accidents do so from simply falling off their bikes onto hard surfaces whilst not wearing helmets. Second comes vehicular collisions.
    Best answer: Most people who die in cycle accidents do so from simply falling off their bikes onto hard surfaces whilst not wearing helmets. Second comes vehicular collisions.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • I'm getting extremely frustrated because I can't bunny hop on my BMX?

    I've been riding bicycles since I was 6 years old (I'm 16) and very recently I bought myself a brand new "Colony Premise" BMX bike (800 AUD) I've watched countless tutorials on youtube, read many articles on the matter and even asked a friend who frequently rides bmx to show me how to bunny... show more
    I've been riding bicycles since I was 6 years old (I'm 16) and very recently I bought myself a brand new "Colony Premise" BMX bike (800 AUD) I've watched countless tutorials on youtube, read many articles on the matter and even asked a friend who frequently rides bmx to show me how to bunny hop. It's been a week since I've bought my bike and I have made NO progress whatsoever! What I'm trying to do is 1. Compress my body and legs 2. Push upwards with my legs 3. Bring the bars to my waist 4. Push the bars back out 5. bend my knees and let the rear wheel fly up. This is all good in theory but I'm still yet to make the front wheel more than 5cm off the ground. I'm so frustrated at this point that I just want to quit! Please could I get some suggestions and help?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How much of cycling is about how good the bike is?

    Best answer: There's good bikes - then again there's GOOD bikes. But...pros & super-cycling enthusiasts ride the most expensive & BEST ones. To put it another way...Tour de France winner Chris Froome on an "entry level" $750 road bike would still kick my @ss if I were on an $8,000 racing road... show more
    Best answer: There's good bikes - then again there's GOOD bikes. But...pros & super-cycling enthusiasts ride the most expensive & BEST ones. To put it another way...Tour de France winner Chris Froome on an "entry level" $750 road bike would still kick my @ss if I were on an $8,000 racing road bike.

    Now...when you're racing 75 to 100 miles, every single gram of weight off the bike could mean the difference between 1st place & 3rd place, or 4th or 5th. To a pro, a few ounces is a BIG DEAL. To me? Not so much. I'm not a "weight weenie".

    A lot of it depends on how good YOU ARE! To most people, $500 to $1,000 is a lot of money for a bike. And it will usually suit them quite well. For others - a $1,000 road bike is unacceptable. They NEED something lighter, with better components. Hope that helps.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Which bike looks better?

    Which bike looks better?

    White or Silver? I'm 13 and summer is coming up and I just am getting a bike to go to the pool with and go to stores and ****. Just wanna know which looks better.
    White or Silver? I'm 13 and summer is coming up and I just am getting a bike to go to the pool with and go to stores and ****. Just wanna know which looks better.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Entry level road bike (any recommendations?)?

    Best answer: I could sit here at my computer & list bike after bike after bike... EVERY major company makes an "entry level" road bike - Giant, Fuji, Specialized, Cannondale, Masi, Jamis, Norco, Trek, Raleigh, Diamondback, Bianchi, etc., etc. My recommendation is...TEST RIDE at least 3 to 4 bikes. Test rides... show more
    Best answer: I could sit here at my computer & list bike after bike after bike... EVERY major company makes an "entry level" road bike - Giant, Fuji, Specialized, Cannondale, Masi, Jamis, Norco, Trek, Raleigh, Diamondback, Bianchi, etc., etc.

    My recommendation is...TEST RIDE at least 3 to 4 bikes. Test rides are FREE. You'll probably have to leave collateral, such as a driver's license or credit card, but you get it back. DON'T get into a rush. The highest priority is "Fit & Feel". Which bike rides & just plain feels best to you alone?

    Also compare bike shops. Which bike shop gets great reviews on Google & Yelp? Which bike shop offers the best after-the-sale "service warranty"? Hint: a bigger shop isn't always the best shop. Good news article & video from a local TV station about a year ago... https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/...
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What kind of bike has two small wheels in front and one big in back?

    Had one when I was little. Was told it was a trick bike..
    Had one when I was little. Was told it was a trick bike..
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is a good road bike between $275 - $400?

    Best answer: As pointed out by both Mtrlpqbiker and Old Hippie, first & foremost, know roughly what frame size you need. They're not all the same. Just for an example, a 52 cm frame size might fit great from one company but be too small or too big from another company. This is why a test ride is vitally important. ... show more
    Best answer: As pointed out by both Mtrlpqbiker and Old Hippie, first & foremost, know roughly what frame size you need. They're not all the same. Just for an example, a 52 cm frame size might fit great from one company but be too small or too big from another company. This is why a test ride is vitally important. Many bikes in that price range only come in one frame size. Those cheap Schwinn bikes on Amazon come to mind immediately.

    I really don't think you'll find a quality new bike for that price. Maybe used. Think about upping your price range to at least $500 to $600. Then start looking for closeout & overstock sales. Cheaper bikes cost more in the long run because they get out of tune quickly & parts wear out faster.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can t believe It s a bicycle lock .?

    Hey Guys . It has been a while . I have a friend who happen to be alot smaller than my self and he got a combination lock with numbers for his birthday . But as pranks his moral toke code . He locked my cycle into a wall in basement where we live . I can t cut the chain the rubber is easy but the silver metal is... show more
    Hey Guys . It has been a while . I have a friend who happen to be alot smaller than my self and he got a combination lock with numbers for his birthday . But as pranks his moral toke code . He locked my cycle into a wall in basement where we live . I can t cut the chain the rubber is easy but the silver metal is too strong . So If any one know the combination to a blue bicycle lock . It would be great . Or else another way to break up the lock ?
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Carbon MTB seat post diameter wrong from the factory by 0.4mm should they provide a new one?

    Best answer: .4 a normal tolerance? wow

    no it is not

    return the post for full refund. Claiming a .4 tolerance is acceptable would make we wary of this seller

    carbon parts made in China can be hit and miss. I suspect this one is a miss big time
    Best answer: .4 a normal tolerance? wow

    no it is not

    return the post for full refund. Claiming a .4 tolerance is acceptable would make we wary of this seller

    carbon parts made in China can be hit and miss. I suspect this one is a miss big time
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What does this bike retail for? It's in great shape, save for a few small scratches. 17" frame, 26" wheels. Fuji Tahoe Pro Series.?