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Inner elbow/bicep tendon pain from drop bars?

I've just recently bought a new bike with drop bars for my daily commute. It's great fun and actual feels quite comfortable after following a few fitment videos and guides online. The bike is a ...
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Every time I move my handle bar left or right the wheel turns in different direction

So I had this small accident I fell with my bike and now every time I push a little the wheel or if I turn the handle bar a little hard the wheel goes the other direction
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Security wheel skewers for front facing horizontal dropouts

I was looking into upgrading my current skewers to security skewers, e.g. Pitlock skewers (These are skewers which are designed so that its harder to remove a wheel without a specific key provided ...
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French handlebar fit

I have an Atax stem ('85 Peugeot). Original steel handlebars are 25 mm. Is it prudent to spread the stem to accommodate Nitto 25.4 randonneur bars?
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Peugeot rear brake location

I have a 1985 Peugeot P16 (mixte). The Weinmann 730 sidepull rear brake was located at the seatstay bridge. Q: Is it safe to relocate it to the gusset plate located behind the seat tube and attached ...
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Beginner trails near Manchester

I'm very much a novice when it comes to mountain biking. By novice I mean I have absolutely no experience of this. I have two questions 1)are there any trails within 1 hours drive from Manchester ...
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Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?

Looks like they save some weight, but how do they have a better strength/weight ratio than a traditional two legged fork? With the single-legged fork the fork and axle must resist huge bending all ...
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Has anyone ever tried to estimate peter sagans ftp and 5 sprint power, if so what would they look like?

Does Peter Sagans ftp and 5 second power differ hugely from someone like Mark Cavendish or is Mark Cavendish close in his ftp power range but not world class like Sagan? As Mark Cavendish is 70kgs ...
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Steel vs Aluminum Spokes and Rims

I'm looking at a couple of cruiser bikes on Craigslist. I want to take them to my beach house for guests. How can I tell if the rims and spokes are steel or aluminum? The steel spokes on an ...
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Are these steel rims safe?

I recently bought an old Eastman ten-speed. It's got 700x23 tires on steel rims. The walls of both rims bend out slightly, maybe 10 degrees each. I'm not sure if they were built that way, or if ...
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"Le vélo de Tati” - Jacques Tati by Robert Doisneau

Does anyone know where i can purchase this iconic poster? I've searched the most obvious websites. thanks
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1answer
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Cross-Bike for my size / weight

I'm 183 cm / 100 kg (220 lbs) and was thinking of buying a bike. I was looking at the following models: Trek Bike 7.4FX (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/city/fitness/fx/7_4_fx/) and Giant ...
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Can anyone identify this? [on hold]

looking for some help please. Can anyone identify this bike ? Any idea of value? Any help would be appreciated Thank you in advance.
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Shimano 105 10 and 11 speed compatibility

currently i have on my bike the Shimano 105 system (2 years old) with 10 speed cassette. Currently i am buying a new wheelset (Fulcrum racing zero) made for shimano 11 cassette. I was told that i can ...
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Missing valve part from Marzocchi MX Pro 2003- how does it work?

I'm trying to figure out if I can make a replacement part for an old pair of Marzocchi MX Pro 2003 forks. Its part of the rebound damping rod and is the metal bit in this photo on the top where the ...
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Why are riders allowed to draft behind cars in Grand Tours?

During one of this week's stages of the Giro d'Italia, Chris Froome had a 'technical' issue with his bike that caused him to lose a number of minutes from the peloton. It was of significance as it was ...
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How do self-sealing inner tubes work?

How do self-sealing inner tubes work? I understand it protects against objects up to a certain length, but do I need to still remove the offending object eventually? Or do I need to leave it in? Are ...
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Rear disc calliper won't fit, disc mount bent?

I am upgrading my MTB to disc brakes. I have disc compatible wheels and a set of Shimano M446 Postmount callipers and 160mm rotors. Front fork is a Manitou who decided to jump on the Postmount wagon ...
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Bike pump: what is this lump?

What is this lump in the picture and how does it work? I have another pump, which physically is the same but minus the bulge. The one in the picture seems to perform better, ie less work to reach ...
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1answer
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Feet slip off flat/cleat hybrid pedals when it's wet

I have those hybrid pedals that allow for both clipping in with cleats, and riding on flat pedals with ordinary shoes. As I use my bike for cycling around the city, I mostly use the flats. What ...
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0answers
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Who recognises this titanium frame?

I bought this titanium frame some time ago. No markings, only this serialnumber on the bottombracket. The 84 propably stands for 1984 as the bike was fitted with Campy's 50th Anniversary gruppo. BB is ...
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Wheel building for n360 + disc brakes on H Plus Son 700c, 36h

I'm working on building a couple of wheels for a road/commuter bike. This is my first wheel building endeavor. I have: 2 H Plus Son 700c, 36 hole wheels A Nuvinci n360, 2012 model A set of TRP Hylex ...
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1answer
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Help on calculating spoke length

I am going to replace my bent hub on my MTB. The hub is Novatec D042SB and the rim which I am going to order is Sun Ringle Inferno 25 29er. Since my hub is not so popular there are not any default ...
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1answer
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SRAM compatible 11 speed 12-25 cassette?

I'm looking for an 11 speed 12-25 cassette compatible with a SRAM drivetrain, however I don't think SRAM makes one. They list specs for their 11 speed cassettes as follows: 11-25: ...
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1answer
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How do I adjust my rear coil suspension?

I have a full suspension bike with rear spring-style suspension. I find the rear suspension too soft. How do I make it firmer?
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2answers
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Alex CXD6 Wheelset Clincher or tubular?

The 2015 Kona Jake the Snakee has Alex CXD6 wheelset installed, but i could not find any information is it for tubular, clincher or for both tire types ? It has Challenge Grifo Comp 700x32c tires ...
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3answers
271 views

Why should you not just buy the chain with more links?

I have the choice of buying a 114 or a 116 link chain for the same price. Why would I not buy the longer one and shorten it? In my case my bike previously had 108 links, and assuming that was ...
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3answers
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What is a power meter and why do I need one?

So I've been looking to become a triathlete soon and I'm hearing all this talk about power meters. Now, upon googling I found vague information which is why I came here. Exhibit A. That article gives ...
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1answer
61 views

How to turn right in Japan

In Japan, how are bicycles supposed to turn right? Apparently, new rules have been decided in 2015, and there is a specific way to turn to the right at a crossroad, depending whether there are ...
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0answers
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Small puncture not repaired even after three attempts, patch leaks every time

I am trying to repair a puncture, it's a small one, but even after applying the glue and patch it starts leaking after a while. I have followed the procedure of scrubbing the tube and then applied the ...
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1answer
67 views

Guidelines for building tape delimited MTB courses

There are a few vacant lots around where I live and last weekend, I built a small (170m) tape delimited course. Some of the kids in the neighborhood rode in it. I also worked out in it, going full ...
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0answers
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Yaw front derailleur compatible crankset

I recently upgraded my Cannondale CAAD10 to SRAM force 22 groupset. But I really dislike how new Force 22 BB30 crankset looks on the frame due to longer spindle, so I refused to keep it. Currently ...
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1answer
47 views

How to select double leg kickstand

I have to park my bicycle, leaning it against a low metal fence. Unfortunately the frame of the bike gets scratched. Though I try to protect it by wrapping it with polyethylene, some parts are still ...
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1answer
100 views

What is the hydraulic brakes expected life?

I bought a pair of hydraulic brakes (Shimano BL-M395) for my MTB. After 8 months (less than 1,000 kms), both (front/rear brake) started to leak oil thru pistons, rendering pads contaminated and the ...
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3answers
272 views

Why so few mountain bikers with spandex?

I've never had clothing that was specialized for cycling, so I'm kinda n00b in that area. I am confused about the use of spandex. It's very common among roadies, for obvious reasons. It's more ...
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2answers
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Tips for adjusting Shimano M355

I have upgraded from cheap old front cable disks brakes and rear v-brakes to Shimano hydraulic M355's front and rear. I always adjusted my old brakes for a very tight fit (to reduce dead space between ...
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1answer
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what kind of grease to use on front shocks

I have managed to release my shocks from the compressed position. The uppers look in very good nick. It has a little corrosion on the uppers. I brought a tub of pure bike eco grease ages ago and ...
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1answer
48 views

Best bike routes in Brooklyn

I live in Brooklyn, NY and in order to get in a decent 30+ mile ride (road bike) I either need to do 9 loops of Prospect Park (ugh..) or head into Manhattan, go up to the GWB, and onto 9W. Then I need ...
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2answers
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What is the benefit of Shimano Click'R technology?

Im looking into making the switch from platforms to clip-less and just saw SPD pedals with "Click'R" technology ( Example ) Im not sure if its worth the extra money to buy that opposed to SPD pedals ...
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Road bike tuning [on hold]

how will I know that my bike needed to tuned. Someone told me not to tuned it every month. Also, it makes noise when the speed is above 60 km , the noise comes from its front wheel. Its Honda 125 ...
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0answers
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Have Ritchey Logic cleats changed in 15 years?

I ride very old Ritchey Logic pedals (model year ~1998), with original cleats (look like the red ones below): Since those have long been out of stock, I'd like to buy newer ones, the Logic V4 Comp, ...
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4answers
135 views

Can I use 'normal' shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?

Is it possible to use 'normal' trainers/shoes (ie, no cleat) with clipless pedals? A friend of mine mentioned he does this all the time, however I can't imagine how this would work. Surely the area ...
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5answers
1k views

How can I learn to take care of an old (70s era) road bike/get it back to working condition?

I found my mom's old road bike from the 70s tucked away in a corner of our attic. It's not in great condition and is pretty rusty. I don't know a lot about bikes from a mechanical or upkeep point of ...
1
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2answers
60 views

How do I tune up the shifters/derailleurs on my mountain bike?

I have a Diamondback mountain bike with Shimano shifters that I bought used last summer, and over time the shifting has gone out of whack. For example, on the front wheel I can't shift into the ...
1
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2answers
46 views

Attaching kid trailer to rear triangle

Have a cube aim sl MTB and a kid trailer that's designed to attach to the rear bottom side of the rear triangle with a clamp. The problem is that the clamp is not big enough to safely attach to the ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Fork stays in compressed position while locked

So I recently replaced the stock suspension forks on my Giant Cypress Hybrid with a Suntour CR9 Lock-out fork I noticed that (like my mountain bike with a Manitou fork), I can engage the lockout while ...
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0answers
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Raleigh Rapide Component Upgrade

Raleigh Rapide, it's a 27" 12 speed road bike built in the 1980s. It has a cottered crankset that is not in 'sync', that is one crank-arm is not inline with the other one. I want to upgrade the bike ...
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1answer
35 views

Front suspension seized - what can I do

I have mistreated my bike and now am regretting it. The front forks are completely stuck. I took the end cap off the forks there's a bolt there but it's like 12 inches deep. Where the heck can I buy a ...
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2answers
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Rear derailleur hitting chainstay (video in the post)

I filmed a little video of the process: https://youtu.be/ejJsIWrrFTU Does anyone know how to solve the problem? Apart from attaching piece of rubber to the chainstay? It is really annoying, because ...
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2answers
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Suspension leakage

I've bought some second hand forks online, rockshox recon gold (2012 I believe) to be precise, and when they arrived there's a bit of oil on the right leg, looks as though it's come from the lock out ...

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