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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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Are there any alternatives to Strava?

I have been using Strava for the last year to track my daily commutes, mountain bike rides and hikes. Unfortunatly, I have found that Strava appears to be hiding my data from me. It seems like I ...
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1answer
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How to unscrew freewheel sprockets with 9 broken spokes

A friend of mine has this problem. I haven't seen the wheel, but I suppose that the broken spokes are in one "area". It's a 27 inch wheel. Is there any tool that can hold hub tight enough to use a ...
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Bicycle Trailer pulls back wheel sideways

I have 2 bikes. A touring bike and a mountain bike. The touring bike pulls my 40 lb daughter, snacks, and water just fine (with a Burley classic hitch). The mountain bike on the other hand pulls for ...
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Alfine 8 gear crunch

Occasionally under load when taking off on the flat, I would get a crunch, then it runs smoothly. After reading the other post I had tightened the wheel nuts but this has not fixed the issue. I have ...
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1answer
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Can a tapered BB be installed in either direction?

I have a tapered bottom bracket on my bike, like the one in the pic. On this bike, as I bought it, the fixed cup is on the drive side of the bike, while the adjustable cup is on the non-drive side. ...
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Dimensions of Mudguard suitable for Fuji Absolute 1.9D 700mm or26.5 inch tyre

I am looking to buy online mudguards for my Fuji Absolute 1.9D hybrid bicycle. The TIRES are Vera CityWide, 700 x 28c, 30tpi w/ Phalanx flat protection (26.5 Inch diameter) Please let me know the ...
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Does strava know your identity? [on hold]

On the wake of another question where it was implied that strava knows your identity. Is it true?, If I name myself Zorglub on Strava, does it still know my real name ?
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Is there any good software to track and compare rides using my own computer

I like being able to see a record of my cycling in Strava, and compare rides with previous ones, see if I'm speed up or slowing down etc. But I don't like the idea of a company creating a database of ...
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In city traffic, is sitting more upright safer than more aero positions?

I like the handlebar height lower than the average road bikes I see in my city. Am wondering if I am putting myself in more risk.
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1answer
80 views

What do I need to know about this rubber stopper?

I recently bought a used Diamondback Sorrento. One day I rode it over a sizable bump and heard a popping noise. Upon inspecting my bike I noticed the following: As far as I can tell, I lost a ...
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Clear coat on top of old paint in order to preserve it/frame?

Using nail polish to touch-up scratched/rusted frames is more or less well-known (cf. Girls Biking to Work), but recently a hobbyist restorer of old bikes told me that you can "just apply clear coat ...
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46 views

is it possible to install 25c tyre on 23c wheel? [duplicate]

Can I fit a 25c tyre onto 23c wheel? Would it cause any problem on long term?
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1answer
49 views

Single speed dirt jump specific frame for general riding

I am in the market for a new bike and come from a background of mainly cross country (XC) / all mountain (AM) type riding but have ridden BMX also in the past. I'm not averse to standing up and only ...
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1answer
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How to properly thread (textile) pedal straps

Is there a "correct" way to thread (textile) pedal straps for use with toe clips? In the photo above, I threaded the strap in the "opposite" direction to that of how Sheldon Brown threaded leather ...
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Bike rack or similar storage options for child's bike (16" wheels)

My 4 year old has taken to riding with abandon, and we're starting to get into summer, where we hope to do some trails together. I have a rear wheel bike rack which is sufficient for storage of what ...
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What are “two-tone” tubular tires called? [duplicate]

What are those old "two-tone" tubular tires actually called?-- You know, the ones with the "natural-rubber" color on the sidewalls?
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1answer
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Custom Shimano 3x11 drivetrain

I have a Trek 720 disc which came with a 2x11 Shimano 105 drive train setup. When it's fully loaded for touring going up steep hills is just too hard - I'm barely heavy enough to push the pedal down. ...
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Modern gumwall light touring tires?

Are there any modern road/light touring tires which look like the gumwall tires of yesteryear? In particular, I'm looking for all-weather road tires with serious puncture resistance, i.e. a ...
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2answers
388 views

What is the safest type of pedal for all-weather city cycling?

I've been commuting by bike for many years on different types of strapless platform pedal and have always been nervous about clip-in pedals. Excluding any accidents caused by getting used to a new ...
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198 views

Which components affects downhill speed? [on hold]

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 ...
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0answers
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Genesis Croix de Fer 10 vs Cdf [on hold]

I've been looking into second hand Genesis Croix de Fer bikes. The current models Genesis sell are Croix de Fer 10, 20 and 30 but I'm seeing a Genesis CDF for sale on the usual online second hand ...
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0answers
15 views

Schwinn Siro versus Schwinn Capitol? [on hold]

I can't figure out the difference between these 2 bikes - Schwinn Siro & Schwinn Capitol , I would greatly appreciate any info. Thanks
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0answers
23 views

Looking to buy a bicycle for daily use and few long trips in India [on hold]

My budget is around Rs 5000 max. So what sort of bicycle should I look for? And is it better to buy online or from physically going to the store? I'm looking for a bike for daily 2 Km commute to my ...
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Reassembling Shimano FH-M150 rear hub

First time servicing a rear hub for me. I disassembled and cleaned my Shimano FH-M510 rear hub, removing the nut, washers and cone only from the left side of the axle. When I went to insert new ...
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1answer
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Will a Mishiki Pueblo Mountain 20 in frame hold my weight. I go about 330 [on hold]

I weigh about 330 ... Will a Mishiki Pueblo Mountain Bike 20 inch frame will hold my weight?
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1answer
56 views

Chain skipping and falling off the front gear [on hold]

I did a lot of research and took my bike to couple of shops but I couldn't solve this problem. When I am riding the bike, chain seems to be skipping and occasionally falling off from the front ...
3
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1answer
149 views

When starting to pedal, it takes half a rotation to “catch”

While power pedaling on my mountain bike, when I coast for a second, it takes a half a circle on my crank to catch. Can anyone tell me the problem?
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0answers
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Ortlieb Ultimate 6 M pro and iphone 6S [on hold]

I am looking at purchasing a new handlebar bag, and I came across the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 M pro, which is pretty much what I'm looking for. But one critical factor is that I need be able to use the ...
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0answers
46 views

What type of road bike should i buy [on hold]

I am 14 years old and I am looking for my first road bike. Doesn't have to be to fancy. My measurements are 157cm tall from my feet to my head and 70cm standover height. I am looking for something ...
3
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2answers
67 views

Eye protection for child in bicycle child carrier

I'm finally at the stage where I'm about to install a front mounted WeeRide child carrier on one of my bikes, but one of the things I'm concerned about is eye protection for my child. I'm mainly ...
3
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1answer
105 views

Can this bike be saved from the rust?

So, I'm buying a bike to use during a summer before I go back home. I found this bike that I'm interested in buying however it's extremely rusty. I'd like opinions on whether this is a DIY clean up, ...
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0answers
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Hybrid bike: Fuji silhouette 1.3D vs Trek FX 7.4 [on hold]

I'm looking for a hybrid bike for a 7 mile commute to work in the summer and weekend bike ride (20--30miles) with friends. I'll be mostly on the road, occasionally on gravel when I'm getting into my ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Making my dream bike come true [on hold]

my name is Benjamin and for quite some time now i have been riding my bicycle to college and other places. The bike i have now is only very simple but has saved as a great alternative for transport ...
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1answer
112 views

timing chain keeps dropping/derailing only with partner

For a volunteer project biking with blind riders (NiewidomiNatandemach.pl), we've been partnered up and provided a tandem bike, that seems new enough and in good condition. Unlike the guy behind ...
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2answers
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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 ...
2
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0answers
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Internal Roller Brake Problem

I have Shimano Inter M Roller Brakes on my bike. I felt the rear brakes were a bit light after riding 800 or so KM (total mileage on my bike so far) so I thought maybe theres a bit of cable stretch ...
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1answer
88 views

How to improve my climbing? [duplicate]

I can ride on flat at high gears all day without a problem I usually go way faster that most of riders. But once it comes to hills I die... My heart beat rate jump up my stamina go away and I get ...
2
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1answer
41 views

Is it possible to use a 9 speed rear shifter with 11 speed cogs/cassette? Is there a disadvantage?

I'm new to biking and I plan to upgrade my bike, but with limited funds I can only upgrade the wheelset and cogs(cassette). Is it okay if I add the 11spd cogs but my shifter is only 9 speed (limited ...
3
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1answer
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Compatibility of predictive steering hub with boost 110 fork

I have a bike which had a RS1 fork and a wheel with a required predictive steering hub. I have a second bike which has a Boost 110 front fork. Since both these hubs are 110mm wide, can I use the ...
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Difference between Campagnolo quick release skewers

All, There are several models of Campagnolo road quick release skewers, including the Type 20, Type 40, Khamsin, Record, and Bora/Hyperion/Bullet models. The price differences between the models ...
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2answers
116 views

Cutting off welded crankarm

A long time ago, when I was younger and stupider, I decided to fix my creaking crank arm by welding the bolt. Yes, I know it was so damn stupid, but I thought that was the problem. I didn't use the ...
4
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1answer
136 views

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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0answers
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Garmin Navigation - Feed stations etc

I have a Garmin Edge 810 with OSM mapping which I regularly follow GPX based routes for long rides on. I'm familiar with loading maps and routes. However; I have an upcoming ride that's pretty ...
3
votes
2answers
109 views

Bottom bracket replacement advice needed

I've got a Giant TCX SLR2 (2015) according to the spec sheet it has:- Crankset: FSA Gossamer Pro Cross, 36/46 Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo The other day I noticed the bottom bracket isn't sounding ...
2
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1answer
67 views

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 ...
4
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2answers
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What to check after blowing tire off rim

Recently, after mis-reading "35-65 PSI" on a tire sidewall as "35-85 PSI" (in retrospect the unusually huge range should have tipped me off), I inflated a tire rated for 65PSI max to 80PSI. A few ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Running tires with significantly different pressures?

I ordered a replacement for one of the old Schwalbe Marathon 700x28C tires on my ancient road bike, and it turns out that "new" Marathons of that size are meant to be inflated to 80-110psi despite ...
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Why do most mtb forks place the arch in front of the stanchions? [duplicate]

Similarly to the pictured below RS Pike, most fork manufacturers place the ark in front of the stanchions. This has proven to be a terrible solution when riding in muddy (or actually anything ...
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Servicing RS XC30: oil overfill

This is the first RS fork I am opening. It is a steel spring XC30 from around 2013. I followed the manual and am currently at page 15 point 11. On a side note, my damper circuit is TurnKey, but look ...

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