The big round things your bike rolls on. Rims, spokes, hubs, etc. If it's all about the rubber part, "tire" tag is better.

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Do road tubeless tyres lose air faster?

I just replaced my rear wheel with a road tubeless (Bontrager RL TLR). Was lucky to have the bike shop installed the tyre, took two blokes to put it on the rim. Anyway, my second ride was a couple of ...
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What are the differences between “clincher” and “tubular” tires?

What are the differences between "clincher" and "tubular" tires? I'm just a casual road cyclist at this point and don't put any more than 200 miles in over the course of the week. I'm looking to ...
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SON 28 Hub Dynamo “Rotation Lock”?

I have bought and successfully installed a SON 28 Dynamo Hub and a Supernova The Plug III on my bicycle. However, when the wheel spins, the Hub Dynamo connectors will spin together with the wheel. ...
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What is the purpose of the rubber stripe between the wheel and the air chamber?

I had a flat tire and replaced the air chamber. While doing that the rubber stripe that stands between the wheel and the air chamber ripped and it's no longer a ring. It´s hard to put it correctly and ...
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What are the downsides of a twisted wheel?

After a collision where somebody fell on me, my front wheel is twisted to the point that it slightly touches the brake once per revolution causing a soft screech. Logistically, I can't get to the shop ...
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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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What changes have been made to the bicycle over the years?

I have researched so much, but I could never find an actual or straightforward answer... Q. What changes have been made to the bicycle in the last 10 years to improve its technology?
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Mongoose front rim size

I have a 1996 mongoose bike and I need to replace the front rim 20x1.95 All I can find is 20x1.75 Can I use a 1.95 tire on a 20x1.75 rim
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Gipiemme Parade Wheels Strange Noise

I have a set of Gipiemme Parade Wheels that look like this: The other day I was getting my bike out of the garage, and I lightly bumped my rear wheel with my foot. The wheel made a strange ...
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How does a two wheel drive bike work?

A two wheel drive bike is a bike without a motor that can still turn. The front and back wheel both get power. How does a bike with this type of drivetrain work?
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Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29 142mm compatible?

I have a set of 2008/2009 Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29 wheels, which are set up as QR9 100/135. Can these be converted to 15mm thru-axle front, 142x12 mm thru-axle rear with different end caps?
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Are tall bikes more efficient?

I am considering getting a cruising bike to swap out riding with my existing, shorter mountain bike. I saw one I liked, for several reasons, in the store that is a 29" size. I am tall and could handle ...
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700c 28er - same as 29er?

I thought that all 700c/622 wheels were "29er" compatible or basically the same size; 622mm. I had the tire off a Mavic Aksium wheel yesterday and was surprised that it is labeled 700c 28''. Is ...
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If I currently have 700x23/25C tires on my bike, will 700x35C winter tires fit?

I understand that the first number is the tire diameter, so on that part I know it will fit, and that the second number is the tire width and that's my main concern. I want to put winter tires on my ...
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New wheels for Trek 7.3

I broke a spoke on my rear wheel the other day. When I took it to my LBS they recommended replacing the wheel all together; stating that it could no longer be trued effectively because the spokes ...
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maxle lever is very loose

I have a Whyte T-129s and the lever on the maxle is now very loose when putting the wheels back on. It no longer holds in place - is it possible to fix this? EDIT this is a maxle - its a thicker axle,...
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Why do spokes loosen?

Is it true that the they twist small amounts as you hit bumps while you ride, and that's why they loosen? Would gluing spoke nipples simply solve this problem?
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Most effective upgrades on Road bike

Earlier this year I purchased my first road bike (a 2013 - Felt F75). I had never really ridden before, so I didn't want to spend too much money up front not knowing how much I would actually ride. ...
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Why do my pedals shake and pop?

I just purchased a cruiser bike online that I had to assemble. When I rode it for the first time, I notice my pedals felt shaky, whether pedaling or coasting, and when I did pedal every few seconds ...
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Flashpoint FP80 / SRAM S80 - rear hub specifications?

I'm looking for the specs of a SRAM S80 rear wheel hub. I dearly wish to replace its 9/10-speed freehub body with one that can accomodate Shimano 11-cog casettes. SRAM S80 was a 80mm-profile aero ...
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Road Bike Wheel Replacement

Simple question for a new cyclist. I want to change my wheelset to these (http://www.rolwheels.com/wheels/wheel/volant-r-t). Will they be compliant with my current bike? (https://www.norco.com/bike-...
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Combining a Dynamo hub with a single speed geared hub setup

In theory, can you build a dynamo hub, say a SON, with a fixie/single speed gear, all mounted in the same hub and wheel? I will be building a touring rig with an extra wheel trailer and I would like ...
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Should an amateur attempt truing a wheel

I was in a bicycle crash recently, and noticed afterwards that the wheel was out of true (it hits the brakes once every revolution). The damage doesn't seem extreme to me though: it's not visible just ...
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What road hub makes the least amount of noise [closed]

What brand rear hub and cassette has the lowest noise level for a road bike ?
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Have I damaged my tyres?

I noticed after mounting some new tyres that part of the side wall, just above the bead, seems to have been damaged while I was fitting them (see photos below). These tyres were especially difficult ...
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Can I fit slightly different tyre sizes

My current bike tyres are 26 x 2.0 (Manufacturer fitted tyres) Is it possible to fit 26 x 2.1 or 26 x 1.95 on these wheels or is this going to cause an issue?
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How to true 16 spokes front Campagnolo scirocco 35

I have a wheel which has serious damage in two places. First - there is a huge wobbly-wheel due to side collision (5mm) and second - there is a dent on a braking surface. I'm curious - is there any ...
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Why are the rear wheels of Time Trial Bikes disc shaped rather than having spokes?

Won't having disk shaped wheels cause more wind resistance with crosswinds? What are the benefits of having these sort of wheels?
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max weight that the shimano Rs400 can carry ?

I am intending to buy the shimano RS400 pair of wheels to replace my 20 spokes wheels. I intend to use them for touring and commuting when an expected heavy luggage. Was wondering the maximum weight ...
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Replacing Shimano RS21 rims

I have damaged the rim of my rear Shimano RS21 wheel (unexpectedly hit a sharp kerb) which affects braking quite severely so I was wondering if it is possible to replace just the rim and not the whole ...
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Are deep V wheels only for fixed gear bikes?

I'm in the market for a new set of wheels. I've been noticing a style which I think is called "Deep V". I plan on adding gears to my currently single-speed bike (not a fixed gear). However, searching ...
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Bicycle wall rims

What is the strip called on the rim that when you push the brakes on? I have a fixed bike and I bought it a new front white deep v rim that doesn't have the strip on it for the brakes and when I used ...
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How tight should your stem valve nut be?

I just got new schrader valve tubes that have the rim fitting nut on them. Since this question has not been asked on here before, what is the proper tension that the nut should meet the rim? My ...
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Which components affects downhill speed? [closed]

So my riding buddy can never keep up with me downhill. I'm slightly heavier than him (5-10lbs). I have an older non aero bike. He has a newer aero bike. His is probably a few lbs lighter than mine....
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Kid's bike - Can I put 20“ wheel on a frame that was meant for 18” wheels?

So, my friend's kid's bicycle has an 18" tire that is completely worn down. I'm having a really tough time finding 18" tires on local buy/sell websites, but there are a bunch of 16" and 20". Does ...
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Is wheel dish important?

It makes sense that ideally a wheel should be dished well (close to centered), but what are the consequences of a wheel being out of dish but otherwise true?
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Can a bike wheel be damaged if it's hit by a mop?

I can't keep my bike inside my flat, which is why I used to keep it in the staircase of my block. The problem is, the janitor mops the staircase every day and I'm afraid he will hit the wheels of my ...
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New MTB tyre looks wobbly

I recently installed a pair of new tyres to my MTB. The front seems fine however the rear looks like it is not spinning completely centrally. This is a rather peculiar situation because the wheel ...
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How do I know when it's time to pump up my tires?

I've been cycling for several months now. However, I have had the misfortune of having two bicycles stolen from me, so I've never had a single bicycle for more than a few months. With time passing, I'...
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do I have a 26 fork using 27.5 wheel?

I realize I've been riding for a year using this configuration, I have a suntour sf13-xcm-ds-hlo-26-100 (which I think was designed for 26). Suntour website doesn't provide full info about the Fork, ...
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Aero wheel on front, regular on back - why?

I've seen a lot of riders in the city, usually fixe riders or courriers, riding bikes with an expensive aero wheel on front and a regular, cheap-looking, un-aerodynamic alloy wheel on back. Why ...
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Scared of damaging bike going up and off curbs [duplicate]

Bike: Giant ATX 27.5 2 (2016) - Hardtail My current strategy to going off curbs is nose diving... I know, the best. My current strategy to going up curbs is barely lifting my front wheel onto the ...
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Can I use 26" electric hub wheels on a vintage road bike?

I got this old road bike that I bought for $20 and fixed up a bit. I'm having to use it for a very long commute in the meantime until I can get other transportation so I was looking at a cheap ...
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Unable to loosen IXOW Wheelguard Gravity nut

I have a Canyon Commuter 7.0 which uses IXOW Wheelguard Gravity skewers and nut. I want to take my front wheel off but am unable to loosen the nut on the front skewer. The standard procedure is to ...
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Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?

In Copenhagen, there are many of these parking racks (as shown in the picture), usually people (like me) will just slip the front wheel in and lock the bike. After using them for a while, I happen to ...
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Can I run a 700c/28"/29er wheel & tire on a 650B full-suspension mountain bike frame?

I recently bought a 2015 Giant Anthem 3 27.5" full suspension mountain bike to build into an electric bike, however, all my other bikes (road bike, other electric bike) have 700c/29er wheels, and I ...
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When should a wheel be replaced?

I an not talking about upgrading. How do you know when to buy new wheels because the other ones have worn out? How do you tell a wheel is worn out? I can always true a wheel back to true. And nothing ...
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replacing wheels on a hybrid running on 700c

Using 700c wheels limits the choice of tyres and when touring tyres might be hard to find. Is there a problem in using 26 in wheels instead.
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650b for small rider?

I'm considering getting a bike for my friend; she is interested in riding road/gravel with me, doesn't own a bike of her own, and doesn't know too much about what's available. She is about 5 feet ...
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changing rim sizes

I bought a trek Marlin 5 with 29 inch wheels. I was wondering if I could switch the 29ers with 27.5 inch wheels. I would prefer the 27.5 inch wheels for some 20-30 foot jumps I've been hitting. Would ...