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  1. (Lighter bikes with) cruiser or similar handlebars?

    I'd like to ride in a more upright position than what I encounter on my current bike (Cannondale Quick 4), or on any of the other "flat bar" models I've ridden that suit my size ( height 5'9", inseam...
  2. Just learned how ...

    Congratulations on learning how to ride a bike!

    Between the two bikes that you short-listed, definitely go for the Trek for the reasons mentioned already. But, before buying that, consider that...
  3. Thank you all for your replies. After...

    Thank you all for your replies. After experimenting with even more pairs of shoes (old ones that I hardly ever wear) I realized that even when considering only the painful callus area, one pair might...
  4. Thank you! (How to remove adhesive ...)

    I easily got the last thin sheen of adhesive off the bike locks (actually had this problem with 2 locks, and 2 bikes) by scrubbing with a tablespoon of olive oil per lock, followed by a round of...
  5. How to remove adhesive from bike lock and from bike frame?

    Warning, not absolutely strictly a bicycle mechanic issue, but hoping someone here knows best ...

    Unsatisfied by other methods for carrying my bike lock with me while riding, I bought...
  6. callus on bottom of foot, position of foot on pedal etc.

    Looking for thoughts based on your experiences with calluses, or informed remarks even if you have been fortunate enough to have avoided calluses.

    In the last few months I've had pain from a...
  7. AAA MA NH RI CT -- exclusion of tandems

    Somewhere on the AAA Southern New England site it states that the bike must fit on what they consider to be a standard bike rack. They have apparently settled/standardized on one or another rack...
  8. AAA: 2 free bicycle road service calls a year (MA,NH,RI)

    See: AAA roadside assistance now applies to bicycles - News - The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA - Quincy, MA

    I keep a membership in AAA despite some disagreements with them. Imagine my pleasant...
  9. bicycle service from AAA of Southern New England, at no additional charge

    I am a cyclist who also owns a car, for which I have AAA coverage. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I received the May 2014 AAA Southern New England "Horizons" from them, saying that at no...
  10. handcycles versus wheelchairs, pros and cons for racers

    According to results printed in The Boston Globe, in the 2014 Boston Marathon, one handcycle racer, Samuel Spencer, completed the race faster than the winner in the push rim wheelchair division,...
  11. Found a scalable photo

    Thanks for the suggestion. Found a useful photo at
    http://www.ecovelo.info/2010/08/10/civia-aldrich-and-dupont/
    and after measuring it, believe the rearmost part of the Dupont bars, is about 4.5...
  12. Civia Dupont handlebars: cut off ends? one important measurement?

    Two questions are at the bottom.

    Background:
    Am interested in replacing my black, flat original handlebars on a Cannondale 2011 Quick 4, with something that affords a more upright riding...
  13. thank you!

    Thank you, to everyone who replied. And, special thanks to FBinNY for linking (see above) to the informative and pertinent article from bikequarterly.com .
  14. rim strip, or, rim tape, recommendations sought

    Had run Armadillo Nimbus Elite 700x38(front) and Hemisphere 700x42 (rear) for about 1,000 and 700 miles respectively on Ritchey Vantage CrossSport rims with no flats, while running at 100 psi. But,...
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    hello from Massachusetts

    After reading posts here that matched some internet searches for bike and parts reviews, I decided I might want to ask a question of my own sometimes. Retired now, never been a "serious cyclist", but...
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