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Front Disc Brake not braking to it's full potential

Today, I got a new disc for my front Clarks Hyrdaulic brake. Before the change, whenever I pressed my front brake, I could almost do a front flip but that's only if I pressed it fully. Now, when I ...
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Seat Position on MTB

I feel like I need to slide back more on my MTB saddle. Saddle is already set as far back as it can go on the rails. Everything else feels fine.
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Bedding In process for brakes

A few days ago, someone asked a question which touched upon the bedding-in process for their new disc brakes. Because the question did not have any answer already, I wrote one in which I said that ...
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(Dis-)Advantage of 2 chainrings / 3 chainrings [duplicate]

I think about buying a new mountainbike when sale is starting. Now my Problem is that my favorite mountainbike has only 2 chainrings with 36/26 teeth. I am used to ride with 3 chainrings and don't ...
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Want to buy a cool old schwinn but too big for me?

So there is this old Schwinn that had been converted to single speed and the seller said he is 5'7 and I'm 5'5 so do you think it would be a problem with a 2 inch difference? In the picture the frame ...
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Full suspension Disc brake bike on a $200ish USD budget? [on hold]

I really like the Schwinn S29er full but its a little out of my budget. I'm not a hard core mountain biker but enjoy the occasional challenge. I really, really hate V brakes and all my bikes are disc ...
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Shimano M355 brake handle parts

My son has a Diamondback Recoil Comp MB with Shimano M355 brakes. The rear brake lever got messed up somehow. The snapring that holds the plunger/piston into the master cylinder assembly got popped ...
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Maxing out on gears [duplicate]

I have an older specialized bike from 2001 that I ride and race on with a gearing of Shimano 53/39 and 9-speed cassette 12/26. On my regular weekly rides I end up maxing out on my gears and can't get ...
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rear derailleur noise on high

Every Google search I've done over the past weeks has landed me on this great forum, so thought I would register. Basically my son gave me his 1996 Scott Apache adventure mountain bike in a box and I'...
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Rear sprocket clicks or points of engagement

I'm a dad learning about BMX racing and I want to know what the difference is between a sprocket which the bike shop says as 90 odd clicks, then starts talking about points of engagement. Does the ...
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What Innertube is needed for my Schwinn Men's Volare 1200 Bike, 700c, Grey

I thought I purchased the right size. Two times I have gotten this wrong. Can any body point me in the right direction? i was hoping to find some on Amazon. And it is so confusing... https://www....
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Stay fresh after biking 5 miles to workplace. [duplicate]

I've decided to use my bike to communicate from home to workplace. This a route of 5 miles. Last week was my first days of it. However, I didn't feel comfortable with the sweating. The summer is ...
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Mixing Groupsets: Front & Rear

Can you use a (e.g.) SRAM rear derailleur with a SRAM casette with a (e.g.) Shimano front derailleur with Shimano Chainrings?
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Designing Bike Trailers – Especially the hitch and load

I'm taken with the idea of the Wide Path Camper, but not with the weight or the cost of getting one delivered to the US, so I was thinking it would be a fun project to try my hand at designing and ...
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1answer
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How should an unattached SunRace R90 bar end shifter behave?

A few months ago I bought a SunRace R90 9 speed bar end shifter off eBay because it was ridiculously cheap and left it in a drawer. My 8 speed Ultegra bar end has just died and I'm considering buying ...
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Identify this frame year and build

I am interested in picking up this frame for a rebuild project. I can't find info on which year this is or what model. Most models seem to have a black rear triangle, presumably carbon. After ...
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New Bike + Disc Brake Shuddering: Cause and Fix?

I recently bought a new bike (cx steel frame, carbon fork, disc brakes) that I am using as a commuter/all-rounder bike. My question is similar to questions that have already been asked concerning ...
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Disc brake system for downhill and dirt trail

I have a 2000 GT XCR4000 I would like to put disc brakes on. What size of disc brakes would I need to do this upgrade the brake system for downhill and dirt trail ride.
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Which Shimano inner chainrings compatible with FC7700 (9s) crank?

I have a 7700 (9s DA) crankset (53/39), 7700 front and rear changers, and ultegra 12-23 9-speed cassette. I want to reduce my lowest gear, so I decided to swap the inner 39t with a 36t ring. My ...
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What type of brake pads should I run on my Shimano RS80 C24 wheels?

I recently purchased a new (used) bike that has Shimano RS80 C24 wheels. The wheels say "carbon" on the side, though a couple of different sites indicate they feature a carbon and alloy laminate ...
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1answer
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Advice for resuming riding after illness?

Just got a rude reminder a few weeks ago that I'm middle-aged (let's call it a cardiovascular accident), and I'll probably be a while recovering fitness. I've signed up for a rehab program at the ...
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3answers
84 views

Best way to get rid of a “squeaky” bike?

I'm a college student and my bike is part of my daily commute to class. However, last semester my bike began squeaking and the squeak got louder and louder as time went on. I tried spraying some WD-40 ...
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251 views

Will tubeless tires out-perform my Armadillos on my commute?

I have a Trek commuter bike (8.4 DS). I bike 5.5 miles to work, and up to 15+ miles home. I’m considering the switch to tubeless. Most of my commute (4.0 miles) is on a well-maintained concrete trail. ...
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Is it safe to use aluminium seatpost adapter (27.2mm to 31.6mm) for a carbon frame?

I have Cane Creek Thudbuster Seastpost (aluminium) 27.2mm x 400mm which i want to use for a bike with a carbon frame (31.6mm seat-tube). I'm thinking about getting a seatpost adapter/shim from 27.2mm ...
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34 views

Wireless computer for a mountain bike [on hold]

I am looking to get a wireless computer for my bike, but most of what I see is for road bikes. I have a mountain bike and am on uneven bumpy trails. Any suggestions?
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How do I work out tube and rim strip size [duplicate]

I have a Schwinn Men's Volare 1200 Bike, 700c. Recently had a flat. I am confused. What size tubes do I need to buy? And also the rim strip snapped. What size rim strip should I order
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Determining Year of Cannondale CAAD5

How to determine the year of a Cannondale CAAD5? It has an Ultegra 53/39 crank, and Helen's Cycles decals colored silver, yellow, and green.
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What the difference between k050 and k124

I have an old kids bike. It has been in our family for at least 30+ years. However it was left in the rain by the our resisdent bike killer. Its a bloody mess so unless am told otherwise i think its ...
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Can anyone identify this bike?

I don't know much about bikes, but I've tried searching around and haven't been able to identify the bike I am currently riding. I know the brand and some specifications but I can't find anything else....
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Does anyone know the model of this Legnano bike?

Hi everyone, I've recently just bought this bike for a really good price with the intention to work on it (a new paint job etc..) yet, I can't seem to figure out the model of the bike. I've done ...
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1answer
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Why is the British version of “tire” is “tyre”? [on hold]

I saw someone spell tire wrong, so I edited it and it was rejected, because he was British. Is there a reason why British people use tyre instead of tire?
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How much does it cost to race in the Tour de France?

Assuming one makes it onto a pro team that's been selected, I was wondering how much it costs per rider to race in the Tour? I'm interested in the set cost for each rider to race, if there is one, ...
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1answer
73 views

Does a bike helmet without chin straps make any sense?

Wouldn't any major impact make it fly off the head and not protect you.
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Nexus 3 Speed Hub Up Steeper Hills Turns Weird

I have a Linus Roadster Sport that has a Nexus 3 speed hub on it. It shifts gears just fine but I noticed recently that when I have it in first gear to go up a somewhat steep hill, the pedals turn ...
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EZ-1 Super Cruiser Weight limit

I am trying to find out what the weight limit is on the EZ-1 Super Cruiser. I have found a used one in great condition, but I am 319 pounds, so do not know if it would be a good option or not.
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shifting (hah!) from downtube to integrated shifters

My old racing bike has 1991-era Ultegra, but I have gradually accumulated a nearly complete set of Dura Ace 7402 (mostly new in box) and plan to upgrade the bike. 7402 was a transitional release and ...
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Stripped thread on steerer. Who is at fault - me or LBS?

Background I ride a Peugeot PKN10 (1980 or 1979 I'm unsure of the exact date). Three months ago I had a cracked chainstay replaced at my LBS. This required removal of the original fork and headset ...
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1answer
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How do I know what size tyres can I fit on my rims?

I have a hybrid bike with Alex DP17 32h rims (700c). They still have the tyres that came with the bike on them, 40c konda's, but I'd like to replace them with some puncture resistant, narrower tyres ...
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What ingredients are necessary in a sports drink when you must drink a lot?

Comments to this answer say e.g., Can't stress enough how ... important it is to drink more than just water ... (and other people's comments then ask for details about the drink's contents). ...
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56 views

Bicycle for commuting to office [on hold]

I am 6ft tall , 87 Kg Living in Kolkata .Which bicycle will suit for 10x2 KM to n fro to commute to my office?
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49 views

Whats the trick with the thump? [on hold]

I have repeatedly pushed the valve stem back into the stem and try after try am failing at thumping the valve stem out to where I can grab it. I have pushed it through with a piece of bailing wire; ...
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74 views

Are there two Raleigh bicycle companies?

When I go to Walmart and other department stores I find cheap bike like Raleigh! But when I go to a local bike shop and buy a mountain bike by Raleigh but its a way better quality bike then at ...
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Tire size change

Hi I have original mtn bike tires of 26 x 1.95 on my bike but would like to change to smaller hybrid tires can I use 26 x 1.75 or must I stay with same size. Thanks
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Replacement wheel for “GT Zoot Scoot” kick scooter from the 80s

My scooter takes what looks like a normal bike tire and wheel. I can't seem to find a wheel the right size anywhere. It's got a 10 inch wheel and tire and everywhere I go seems to be 8 or 12 but no 10 ...
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2answers
91 views

Should I remove unused screws from my frame?

Is it a bad practice to remove all the unused screws from my frame (i.e. for the mudguards, front/back racks)? Could rust be an issue? Even if the holes for the screw do not expose the inside of the ...
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2answers
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A pin punctured my tyre. Should I only replace the inner tube, or patch the outer, rubber tyre?

Today I managed to run over a flat heat board pin, and my tyre got punctured. I will change my inner tube tomorrow, because it's not that expensive and I find it easier than patching it up. My ...
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Burley trailer hitch noise

We tow a Burley Nomad trailer behind our tandem. Love the trailer, but the hitch rattles and makes enough noise to be annoying. Grease or chain lube quiets it temporarily, but not for long. Does ...
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How to ride when the weather is hot?

Today the weather was 36°C (97°F) and sunny. What should I know about riding when it's a bit hot like that? I'm a kind of casual rider now (no longer commuting by bike) -- when the weather is above ...
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2answers
234 views

How thin/worn out can you allow road bike rims to get?

My mechanic measured the rim off my front wheel to be 0.8mm thick and recommended to get a new wheel. How thin can a rim get until it gets very dangerous to keep riding it?
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Servicing/fixing an Ultegra bar end shifter

After almost 15 years of flawless service my 8 speed Ultegra bar end shifter has suddenly stopped working. With the wire detached from the derailleur so there's no tension in it the lever now only ...

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