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What is the advantage of a “compact crankset” vs changing a chainring?

It seems that I'm old (my last good bike had a 5-speed freewheel and shifters mounted on down tube braze-ons - they were indexed, though!), and I've been out of cycling for quite some time. I've seen ...
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rec: lightweight, breathable, waterproof bicycle commuter backpack

I own a 2014 Cannondale Bad Boy 5 and I'm looking for something like this: Bicycle Backpack Travel Rucksacks Road Cycling Bag Knapsack Running Mountaineering Packsack 12L-in Backpacks from Luggage ...
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The sprocket wheel on my Shimano Nexus 7(SG-R46) no longer rotates freely when free-wheeling my bike

The hub has just been serviced at a bike shop. With the bike on a work-stand, the rear wheel rotates when I turn the pedals backwards. There is a lot of resistance if I hold the wheel and turn the ...
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Found at an Estate sale

I have an opportunity to buy this bicycle. No idea what it is or what its worth. Any help would be appreciated
5
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1answer
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Replace my stock crankset and cassette for a 22-32-42t crankset and a 11-40t cassette on recumbent trike?

I am leaving on a coast to coast tour starting in Florida and ending in California this November. I have a Catrike Expedition with a 30-39-52t Truvativ Elita and a 11-30t cassette with a 26" rear ...
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2answers
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Need I mount my wheel flush to the top of my fork ends?

Using 28c tires with a recently purchased carbon fork, I found I had only ~1mm of tire clearance from the top of the brake caliper. However, if I mount my wheel slightly lower in my fork ends so that ...
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When should a disc brake be replaced?

I've had my bicycle for about three and a half years. I use it just about every day, for a total of 30 kilometers of commute a day. The problem is that my disc brakes have started making weird noises ...
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1answer
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Indexing 6 sprocket rear derailleur, having trouble reaching largest sprocket

I'm trying to index my rear gears after replacing my 6 sprocket freewheel. I've set the limit screws fine, but I didn't have enough play in the barrel adjusters to make much adjustment, so I undid the ...
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Uncut steerer tubes too short for 21" Frames

I am restoring two old bikes a 1996 Trek 8000 and 2000 Fuji Aloha. Both are 21" frames. The problem I am having is getting forks that do not cost $1000 and have steerer tubes with sufficient lengths. ...
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Schnell Flame Suspension Configuration [on hold]

Do anyone have any idea about Schnell Flame Suspension Configuration like bounce absorption, jump capabilities, pot holes*disk brake measures etc.
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Stripped threads on left crank on the first ride

I just purchased a new road bike and had a friend assist me in the assembly. There must have been a problem because it fell off after only 2 miles of riding for the very first time. I used a pedal ...
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Road bike/3x7 shimano - Upper gears shift fine, Gear 1x7 unreachable [duplicate]

Getting it to shift down into gear 1 on the crank arm gearset is almost impossible unless I manually derail the chain with my foot on the fly while rapidly trying to prepare for a steep hill, etc. ...
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Avid juicy three piston popped out when bleeding without block

So, First time bleeding juicy three brakes. I bought a cheap bleeding kit, didn't use a bleed block and the piston was pushed out.Feel a little stupid now. Pushed piston back in and let the excess ...
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1answer
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Rear wheel won't move or keeps falling off

This question is in regards to my X-treme trailmaker bike. I removed the rear wheel in order to replace the inner tube. However, I cannot seem to reinstall it properly. When I tighten the two nuts on ...
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0answers
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Is there room for a 34 cassette on the Cannondale CAADX 105?

So, the Cannondale CAADX 105 comes with a Shimano 105 5800, 11-28, 11-speed cassette. Anybody knows if there is room for a 32, or even better; 34? The Hills! The Hills!
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2answers
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Replacement cassette for Schwinn Jaguar 7-speed?

How would I figure out the correct replacement for a 7-speed Schwinn Jaguar cassette? I'm newer to working on bikes (but lots of automotive experience). Got this bike inexpensively. Chain keeps ...
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1answer
101 views

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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3answers
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Is there a type of bottle cage that doesn't scratch bottles?

I have bottle cages similar to these ones and I don't like that my bottles get scratched after a while. Will this also happen with plastic or carbon fiber cages? I don't like the idea of having to buy ...
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1answer
51 views

Packing bikes to send overseas

I just bought two bikes in Australia and I'm wondering the best way to pack them and ship them to my country. They're sitting at a relatives house right now. I'll probably send by ship due to cost so ...
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1answer
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Do all 10-speed chains fit 3x10?

I'm wondering if all 10-speed chains fit to 3x10. A lot of webshops say that the chain is "for road bikes 2x10" or something like that. Or nothing at all. The chain I have right now (Shinano CN HG-54) ...
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3answers
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How much longer will my 10 year old frame last?

My friends say it will last forever, and not to worry about it. Online results show anywhere from two years to 25. I have no clue what to expect!! Let me give some context. I bought a decade old ...
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1answer
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Ordered a pair of Fizik R4s a size too big. Will it make a difference?

About a month ago I ordered a pair of Fizik R4 shoes, they recently came in and I was ecstatic that that looked so good IRL. So ecstatic that when I saw the 12 on the side of the box I didn't realize ...
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1answer
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S3 direct mount screw specifications

I need to find replacement s3 direct mount screws. What are the specifications of these screws?
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Ants infestation on bicycle

During the recent trip my road bicycle was mounted on the rack on top of the car, and since I didn't wrap it, nor used the cover, flies and other small insects got stuck on the frame and handlebars. ...
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4answers
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stop air leak when disconnecting inflator from presta valve

Presta novice question. When removing the adaptor and quickly screwing the inside core down, air escapes. I've changed from a short Zefal pump to using a compressor. The tire says 50-60 PSI, but by ...
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1answer
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Can a carrera valor mountain bike be converted to disk brakes? [duplicate]

My Carrera valour mountain bike currently has v-brakes but the are not very good and to be honest they look a bit tacky compared to disc brakes, is it possible to convert it to disk brakes, because I'...
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1answer
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What bottom bracket fits a Truvativ E450 crank?

My bike has a crank that is so cheap that you won't find it mentioned on SRAM's web pages. This cheap crank is a Truvativ E450, and it has a square taper bottom bracket that is worn out and needs ...
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3answers
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Am I ready for a century?

I've just learned of a local century ride that is only 2 weeks away. I'd like to join, but not sure if I'm ready. I've been commuting by bike for the last five years. The last year of my commuting has ...
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5answers
7k views

Leaving lock on the parking rack - is this rude?

We have a bicycle parking rack near the office building. It's rather large: for about 30-35 bikes. Someone has left their lock (chain or whatever) locked around one part of the rack. So, I've got ...
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1answer
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Tall rider - good cockpit/body position for downhill

I have been riding mountain bikes since a long time, and I am riding only downhill/bikeparks since 2009. I've had several bikes, but I've never been in a real comfortable position when riding (or if I ...
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1answer
70 views

My brakes get mushy under heavy pressure

I have some Avid Juicy 5 on my Specialized SJ FSR '08 and the front brake gets mushy and looses brake power on long downhill trails. Do I have to purge the brake lines to get performance back on ...
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1answer
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Replacing Trek front suspension fork

I have a Trek 26" Y-frame with beat-up, hardly functioning, yellow generic front fork. I'd like to replace the fork with a Rockshox Yellow Quadra or a Judy. Will they work on my bike? Thx
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Bicycle tire date decode

I bought a new bike for my 3 year-old. 12.5 inch tires, "yida" seems to be the brand name. My earlier research suggests that some bike tires have date codes, in the form of circles with an x in it, ...
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1answer
51 views

How to understand tyre sizes? [duplicate]

I'm a cycling beginner and am trying to purchase spare inner tubes from amazon. The tube sizes are usually given as: 20-622 - 25-630 27x3/4 - 27x1.00 700x20c - 700x25c How should I understand these?...
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Using SRAM Rival x1 with 11-42 cassette

I have a SRAM Rival x1 setup with 42 tooth chainwheel and 11-36 cassette. I'd like to fit a lower bottom gear and understand a Shimano xt cassette will work. I have two questions How can I tell ...
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Inner tube blows up due to rim holes

I've decided to cycle to work and got myself a new bike. When the bike arrived I inflated the tyres to 80psi (20 below recommended) using a track pump. Instantly the inner tube blew up. I thought the ...
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1answer
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How to know the size of the parts of my bicycle? [on hold]

I want to change the crankset, cogset, rear derailleur gears, and the chains. My bicycle has 3 gear on front and 7 on the rear. The bicycle frame is 51. I do not know how to choose between different ...
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1answer
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Tires shedding black threads

Around the rim of my Bontrager tires, which are about 6 months old, there are small thin rubber thread-like fibers coming off. The brakes do not rub. I ride a Trek 7100 on asphalt roads, with several ...
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1answer
136 views

My chain is catching on a part for which I don't even know the name

A couple of days ago I was riding my bike and when I hit a hill and was shifting down through my gears, the chain slipped off the gears. I hopped off the bike and walked it back home, flipped it ...
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1answer
81 views

Bike Fit Confusion

A friend of mine has just purchased a 2016 Trek Emonda SL6 in a 54 cm frame size. He is 169cm tall and according to the Trek sizing chart (attached) he could fit a 52 cm or easily fit a 54. The ...
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1answer
45 views

Building a traveling bike, frames and components: where to buy in Europe [on hold]

I am about to either buy either build a bike for medium-long travels, and I am struggling with differences between the european and american market offer (I live in France). Talking about the ...
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1answer
260 views

Which jockey wheel on top?

I've just bought a new pulley set for my rear derailleur but do not know which one goes on the top (nearest derailleur) and which one goes on the bottom. The wheels have arrows on them;vI suppose they ...
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1answer
28 views

Seat post size on Schwinn Loop

The seat post (and the saddle) got stolen on my Schwinn Loop. I've searched everywhere but I haven't been able to find the diameter/size of the seat post so I can look for a replacement online. Any ...
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0answers
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What kind of brake pads to use on carbon fiber road wheels from chinese manufacturer with basalt braking surface?

I am testing out some carbon road wheels and i want to make sure i use something safe. details of the wheels if it matters: 50mm clincher 23mm width 14mm brake line basalt surface DT350s hubs ...
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2answers
28 views

I have bike tires that read 26 x 1.95. Does that mean I need a 26-inch tube? [duplicate]

I ask because my front tire's inner tube got torn and I needed to replace it. It was 26 x 1.95 as well and I bought a 26 inch bike tube and it was too big -- inflated it would hang 2 inches off the ...
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3answers
146 views

Map app for avoiding gravel roads [on hold]

I use Google for mapping out long distance tours in areas I don't know. Often it takes me on gravel roads. I can't tell from the app that is not really road bike friendly till I get there. This can ...
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1answer
83 views

Why does my rear cassette feel like it's jumping when I put pressure on small cog?

I just gave my bike a going over with new bearing cages in the BB and a new chain. After putting everything back on I indexed the gears - finally getting the hang of the front but first time indexing ...
3
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1answer
36 views

What can I use for interior helmet padding?

My bike helmet needs more padding on the inside. Any suggestions of what to use? I"m thinking double sided tape and some sort of neoprene or other cushiony material.
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3answers
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Possible cause for Google Maps / bicycle odometer divergence (tire size setting correct)

I have plot my exact route from home to my office using Google Maps. By exact, I mean that I took nearly every turn and change from auto-calculated route to match my exact route into consideration. ...

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