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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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0answers
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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
23 views

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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1answer
27 views

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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1answer
19 views

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
25 views

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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4answers
79 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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1answer
249 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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0answers
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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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0answers
30 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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1answer
27 views

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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1answer
34 views

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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1answer
60 views

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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0answers
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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
38 views

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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1answer
84 views

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
70 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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0answers
28 views

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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1answer
26 views

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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1answer
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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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0answers
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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
40 views

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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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1answer
48 views

Whats the trick with the thump?

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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2answers
71 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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0answers
24 views

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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0answers
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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
86 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 ...
2
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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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0answers
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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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8answers
5k views

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
232 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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1answer
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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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0answers
36 views

Trouble deciding which Carbon Fiber MTB is better [closed]

I've been looking around the web for the past two days for a good MTB that is made of Carbon Fiber. The price range i'm looking at is anything up to £1,400. Two MTB that i have found that has caught ...
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0answers
43 views

Puncture Repair App [closed]

There's a new iPhone App in the UK called Kerbi. It offers puncture repairs on demand. You can choose from a patch repair, or replacement inner tube to get you back in the saddle. Would you use ...
3
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2answers
45 views

9 speed cassette to put 42 teeth

I like to start cycling again but I have a steep hill to arrive at home so I would like to put a 42 teeth. I have an Ideal mountain bike model hillmaster with a 9 speed cassette. All videos on you ...
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0answers
43 views

Rebuild Gary Fisher Mullet rear derailleur

I have a Gary Fisher Mullet from sometime between 2006 - 2008. I don't know anything about bike except the fact that I got one Hehe. My rear derailleur is in pretty bad shape. Well, I don't know for ...
1
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1answer
40 views

9s rear deraullier with 10s chain

I have a 9s rear derailleur in a 10s transmission. It works fine, but I have concerns about if this configuration could produce problems in the long term. I know the 10s chain is narrow compared the ...
0
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0answers
36 views

Rear-steer tandem with middle child saddle

I saw a bike for hire in France, and I'd like to track down more details on it or something similar. Unfortunately the hire logos covered the manufacturer logos and the bike was locked up to others (...
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0answers
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mixed MTB/road bike for touring: uncleanliness of a Frankenstein setup

It appears that there are similar threads, so I'll reformulate it with more specific questions and taking the cue from comments. I am assembling my brand-new touring bike on a LHT frame, and I'd ...
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0answers
17 views

Where and when was my Schwinn Traveler made?

I think that I have a 1987 Schwinn Traveler. The serial number is I626829. The code on my head badge is 0227. The head badge says Schwinn Chicago and there is a star in the middle. I have read ...
7
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4answers
914 views

Is the fit wrong on my road bike or is my body too stiff / inflexible?

I am very confused about how to get a correct fit on a road bike. I am female, 5'5", average weight and proportions, and have a 31" inseam. Recently, I decided to buy a Specialized Ruby after trying ...
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0answers
38 views

What is the price of my bicycle? [closed]

i have an IRONHORSE SCOUT bicycle race proven 6061 Aluminum 18" and i have been trying to sell it but unfortunately i do not know the original price on the bike since i purchased it at traders village....

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