• Is it safe to wash my bike using hot soapy water with the cranks removed (danger of getting water inside bottom bracket)?

    I always wash my bike with hot soapy water, and just recently have decided it would be a good idea to remove the cranks to clean them properly and also get rid of the dirt on the frame behind them. I'm just a bit concerned about water getting into the bottom bracket. I have a Shimano press-fit bottom bracket... show more
    I always wash my bike with hot soapy water, and just recently have decided it would be a good idea to remove the cranks to clean them properly and also get rid of the dirt on the frame behind them. I'm just a bit concerned about water getting into the bottom bracket. I have a Shimano press-fit bottom bracket (not sure of exact model number etc.), so would it matter if water did get into the bottom bracket? Thank you for any help.
    5 answers · 19 hours ago
  • How can I keep my bicycle waterproof?

    A work colleague suggested a get a bicycle to get to work. I did and it was good the first week. But she never said it wasn’t waterproof! In the rain the bicycle got wet. It’s now slippery and I’m not sure if water will get into those tubes or wheel sticks. How do you get a bicycle waterproof and from filling up... show more
    A work colleague suggested a get a bicycle to get to work. I did and it was good the first week. But she never said it wasn’t waterproof! In the rain the bicycle got wet. It’s now slippery and I’m not sure if water will get into those tubes or wheel sticks. How do you get a bicycle waterproof and from filling up with water? It’s annoying as I just got it and was likening it. Any help? ??
    4 answers · 4 hours ago
  • If there was a bicycle wheel partially submerged in a magically standing column of water, would the bicycle wheel turn?

    Best answer: You need some sleep. You've been up tweaking on meth for to many days.
    Best answer: You need some sleep. You've been up tweaking on meth for to many days.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are Gary Fisher hybrid bicycles made by Trek decent for commuting?

    Best answer: The bike industry today is VERY homogenous. Ignoring sales etc, similar amounts of money buys you similar quality bikes regardless of brand. One might have a shade better brakes, the other slightly better gears, a third somewhat nicer wheels etc. While these things make the bikes different, they don’t make one bike... show more
    Best answer: The bike industry today is VERY homogenous. Ignoring sales etc, similar amounts of money buys you similar quality bikes regardless of brand.
    One might have a shade better brakes, the other slightly better gears, a third somewhat nicer wheels etc.
    While these things make the bikes different, they don’t make one bike clearly ”better”.
    If one manufacturer was recognizably better, who’d buy the other bikes?
    Don’t think too much if the frame says Trek, Fuji, Giant or Merida.
    Odds are that many of the actual PARTS, brakes, shifters etc come from the SAME manufacturers anyhow.
    Your challenge is the bike that’s the best BUY for YOU.
    That means test rides, and trying to judge the shop.
    Are they friendly and helpful?
    Do they know their stuff?
    Are they willing to work with you on fit issues, stems, saddle, bars etc?
    What warranties, service deals do they offer?
    Nothing wrong with a TREK bike, but nothing special either.
    3 answers · 1 day ago
  • Bike tracks in snow? Does it make one line or two lines?

    Best answer: Actually it is impossible to ride a bike in a perfectly straight line, try it.
    So at least partially lines from both wheels will be shown.
    Best answer: Actually it is impossible to ride a bike in a perfectly straight line, try it.
    So at least partially lines from both wheels will be shown.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does biking get easier? Tips to make hills easier?

    So I have been biking to work for the last 4 months (changed jobs so the ride is now further), and though the ride is mostly flat, there is this one hill that kills me every time. Its not the steepest hill in the world, I think its just that the gradient is slow so you exert yourself for longer. I have only a 3... show more
    So I have been biking to work for the last 4 months (changed jobs so the ride is now further), and though the ride is mostly flat, there is this one hill that kills me every time. Its not the steepest hill in the world, I think its just that the gradient is slow so you exert yourself for longer. I have only a 3 gear bike, but once past the hill, everything is flat/easy. I'm pretty fit otherwise-strength training/HIIT cardio 6 days a week 30min/day before I head to work. I'm just wondering why this hill is so hard and how to make it easier to climb. Thanks!
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How dangerous is it to ride a bicycle on rural roads with no shoulder/bike lane?

    Best answer: It depends on visibility. Generally, rural roads are not trafficked a lot, so the danger goes down because of that, but if there are a lot of curves and hills that would make it difficult to impossible for a driver of a car traveling at speed to see a bicyclist in time to avoid hitting them, then obviously the... show more
    Best answer: It depends on visibility. Generally, rural roads are not trafficked a lot, so the danger goes down because of that, but if there are a lot of curves and hills that would make it difficult to impossible for a driver of a car traveling at speed to see a bicyclist in time to avoid hitting them, then obviously the danger is going to go up.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • How dangerous is it to ride a bike on the road? (I live in a rural area with lots of hills and curves)?

    Best answer: a friend of mine at work just killed a 14yo girl on a bike with his car ... rural is even worse than city i think .. vehicles tend to be moving out really fast down those rural roads and not looking out for things like bikes .. i'd say its a bad idea ..
    Best answer: a friend of mine at work just killed a 14yo girl on a bike with his car ... rural is even worse than city i think .. vehicles tend to be moving out really fast down those rural roads and not looking out for things like bikes .. i'd say its a bad idea ..
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • So I walks past this fence railing all da time. It says “ anything chained to railing will be removed and disposed of”?

    I see this bycle chained there one day. Well I sees it again and think can I remove it (bolt cutters) and take it, Cos the idiot who parked it there should know he could lose it
    I see this bycle chained there one day. Well I sees it again and think can I remove it (bolt cutters) and take it, Cos the idiot who parked it there should know he could lose it
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why is it so uncomfortable when I'm using the drops on my road bike?

    Best answer: Your saddle height is probably about right. But there’s more to bike fit than saddle height. Knees-into-chest is more about bar height. And some about how far forward the bar is and how far to the rear the saddle is. And a little about crank length. How did you buy the bike, used, from a shop, online? Many bikes... show more
    Best answer: Your saddle height is probably about right.
    But there’s more to bike fit than saddle height.
    Knees-into-chest is more about bar height.
    And some about how far forward the bar is and how far to the rear the saddle is.
    And a little about crank length.
    How did you buy the bike, used, from a shop, online?
    Many bikes are set up to look like they’re race-ready, bars way lower than the saddle. Doesn’t work for all riders.
    If the top of the bar is about even with the top of the saddle, you should be able to use the drops w/o immediate discomfort - IF the reach is right.
    Try the bike fit calculator Jerry suggested to see if your bike is about right.
    If it’s way off, it’s not much you can do.
    If it’s about right, it’s your flexibility that’s off,
    There are riser stems, steerer tube extenders, maybe even shorter cranks to help sort that out.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Front disk break wheel making noise mountain bike?

    When I ride my bike today I heard a noise on my front wheel that has hyrdraulic disk break and was wondering if anyone can help me
    When I ride my bike today I heard a noise on my front wheel that has hyrdraulic disk break and was wondering if anyone can help me
    8 answers · 7 days ago
  • How do I dress for 20-30 degree Fahrenheit winter cycling?

    Best answer: iammclane is WRONG when he or she recommended cotton. Cotton sucks - literally. If you sweat easily, it traps moisture (sweat) and doesn't let go. Then when you do stop, you become chilled...ASAP. I don't care if it's Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, I recommend a thin base layer of something made... show more
    Best answer: iammclane is WRONG when he or she recommended cotton. Cotton sucks - literally. If you sweat easily, it traps moisture (sweat) and doesn't let go. Then when you do stop, you become chilled...ASAP. I don't care if it's Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, I recommend a thin base layer of something made for athletic activity. You can find long sleeve, compression tops at places like Target. https://www.target.com/c/compression-bas... Base layers are usually polyester or wool. Yes, good, old fashioned wool.

    Aero Tech Designs sells some nice thermal cycling tights & bibs. https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/cycling-...

    Wool socks are a must. Google DeFeet Woolie-Boolie knee high socks. If you wear cycling specific shoes - you can also find insulated shoe covers.

    Bear claw type gloves. https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike-...

    Without a shadow of a doubt, the BEST winter cycling jacket I've ever worn also comes from Aero Tech Designs,
    https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/aetedemewith.html

    And of course a good balaclava from Pearl Izumi. http://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/search/?text=balaclava
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • How many times did you fixed a flat tire on a bicycle by replacing a tire and a inner tube?

    Only to stop a leak on piece of krap called bicycle? Your response is welcome.
    Only to stop a leak on piece of krap called bicycle? Your response is welcome.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there an app or accessory that tracks where my bicycle is?

    In case it gets stolen
    In case it gets stolen
    4 answers · 1 week ago