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Grinding sound from rear wheel

I am getting a grinding noise from the rear wheel which has got louder and is causing increasing resistance over the last few weeks (I live in the Netherlands so cycle every day). The cassette has ...
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Falcon Brake lever problem

While installing a new cable I had to open the the lever there was a spring inside the lever.It resembles 2 circles of 5mm diameter with two 1mm vertical tips on either side.I can put one vertical tip ...
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Pedal on exercise bike fell off, not going back on

My pedal came off my exercise bike/cross trainer. I have tried putting it back on, but the big screw will only go in so far. It is turning twice then getting stuck. Can anyone tell me what I need to ...
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1answer
56 views

Can I mix and match cogs from 2 different SRAM cassettes and still expect it to work?

My road bike currently has a 12-25 cassette on it. I really want the cog with 11 teeth instead of the cog with 12 teeth, but I don't want to upgrade to a full 11-32. If I were to install a new 12-25 ...
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I'm trying to determine the model of this “Stolen Bike Co.”, 20" bike

There are two numbers on the bottom of the crank housing. First is, 2011GH5984,Second is, CHO505 20-25. The manufacture is, Stolen Bike Co. It has a nine tooth freewheel and a twenty five tooth crank. ...
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1answer
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Internal hub gear suddenly stopped shifting

I have never had an internal hub gear bike before, so I don't know much about them. My issue is that all of the gears stopped working suddenly when I was just riding the bike. The bike has 5 gears, ...
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1answer
33 views

Choice of two Stevens bikes, which one makes more sense? [on hold]

I'm going to need a new bike for next summer, my local shop carries and suggested Stevens. I've sort of narrowed down my selection to two, but since there is a steep price difference I'm not ...
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223 views

Safe to ride with Kenda 27 x 1/38 inch studded tires in snow/ice?

I currently have Kenda 27 x 1 3/8 inch tires on my road bike. I live in a snowy, icy city and am a bike commuter in warmer months. I would like to occasionally commute this winter. I am wondering ...
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2answers
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Slipping aluminium seatpost in aluminium frame

I've already seen this question: Problems with a slipping seatpost The main difference is that I have an aluminium frameset and a forged alloy seatpost - lightweight clamp. After every couple ...
4
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1answer
54 views

Seat Stay Replacement - Bridgestone MB-3

I am working to restore my first mountain bike frame, a "vintage" 1993 Bridgestone MB-3. Early on, I swedged the left seat stay so that it buckled a bit & rotated about 15 degrees inward. I have ...
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34 views

Interest in purchasing a retro fit camelbak tube that does not freeze [on hold]

If there was a way to prevent your camelbak tube from freezing would anyone be interested in purchasing a retro fit product?
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Top gear ratio needed for indoor exercise bike conversion of MTB?

How much of a top gear do I need for an effective indoor exercise bike conversion of my MTB for when the weather outside doesn't allow me to ride? I think the most I could get is 42/11 gear ratio so ...
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3answers
59 views

Bullhorn bar + STI brake/shifter

I'd like to install a bullhorn handlebar on my existing hybrid bike and would prefer to continue using my flatbar Shimano STI R42O gear/brake lever system rather than a bar end brake/shifter solution. ...
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2answers
53 views

Lubrication/Grease [on hold]

me again. My last question was related to winter maintenance of a Dutch bike and I appreciate the tips and answers. To add to it, now I would like to ask.....I am looking for higher quality material ...
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2answers
63 views

Which cables and housing do I need?

I am going to build my own bike. I purchased the 105 5800 groupset the other day and was examining the different components. The shifters came with some cables and cable housing. I have attached a ...
4
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2answers
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Hybrid, touring, or road bike for new commuter?

I live in Los Angeles and have a 2hr commute to UC Irvine by train with bus connections on either side. After doing this for a year, I am looking to start bike commuting to and from the train stations ...
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2answers
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Dutch Bike Winter Cleaning

I am asking this question as I ride a dutch bike (chain guard, mud flaps etc) so my chain is not directly impacted by salt on the roads. However, seeing that there is a lot of water splashing with a ...
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Need some feedback on this bike (Commencal Uptown AL Origin 2015) [on hold]

I'm thinking about buying a new, cheapish, bike for mostly urban commuting (with lots of potholes and whatnot), and ideally use it for some longer rides on weekends (maybe with a bigger stem) and some ...
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0answers
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Repairing older Cycleops Mag trainer

I have an older cycleops Mag trainer which has started to make a clicking noise when the tire is engaged. Is it possible to repair this?
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Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle?

Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle? Kid is 2 years 8 months old. Is this a correct age to go for such a cycle?
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59 views

How to measure which sized bicycle can a toddler ride?

The child is female and is of 2.8 years old. We have a choice between 12 inch, and a 14 inch cycle. Don't have any cycle shops around. Will be purchasing this online. I don't know what 14 inch ...
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3answers
59 views

Bike won't shift at all

I have old old 90's Cannondale that has been sitting in a spare bedroom for the last three years just collecting dust (has not been ridden in those three years). I bought a bike trainer over the ...
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1answer
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Specialized Allez - Upgrade to Carbon Seatpost for Long Distance Comfort?

A bit of background: I've been riding a stock 2012 Specialized Allez since I bought it (in 2012). I am a larger guy (105 kg), and tend to go for rides in the 50-100+ km range. No matter what I wear ...
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1answer
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Upgrade gear ratio

I have a triple chainset 50*39*30*,and 9speed cassette.Could I upgrade these to a 52*chainset and a 10speed cassette,without changing the chain or derailleur.TIA
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Which is a better fork, ENVE or 3T? [on hold]

I need a lower cost fork from one of them (still expensive) Which is more cost efficient? Thanks in advance
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0answers
36 views

What's the difference between Ciamillo Zero Gravity and Negative Gravity brakes [on hold]

Which is the better brake? Are 5 year old used ones in excellent condition worth the cost? Thanks in advance
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2answers
480 views

What speed of wind gust will cause a cyclist to swerve by 1m or more?

Today's weather forecast for London predicts gusts of 45mph. While there are many factors in determining whether its safe to ride, the possibility of getting blown into oncoming traffic rules out a ...
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0answers
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How do I increase braking power and “touchiness” of Sram Guide RS Brakes?

I've got some Sram Guide RS disk brakes and they're very weak and not touchy at all. I prefer touchy brakes. I know the Guide RSC has the tool free contact adjustment to make them touchier. I have ...
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1answer
34 views

SRAM 2x10 shifter-derailleur combination

I am looking to upgrade parts on my Rocky Mountain Metropolis bicycle and want to go to SRAM products. Since I ride my bike everyday, I want the best SRAM parts. Looking at the Red line. That being ...
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0answers
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Renting a high quality road bike in Maui? [closed]

I'm traveling from the midwest to Maui for a week and want to ride there. Can anyone recommend a place where I can rent a nice road bike? I'm an average height and weight male. Going to bring my ...
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1answer
78 views

Front drum (was disc) brake only works when going backwards (!)

I am restoring my old bike that hasn't been used for quite a while. The rear brake works fine, however, the front brake has an issue: It only brakes when the bicycle is going backwards, not forwards! ...
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1answer
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rear wheel not spinning when the skewer is locked inn

Can someone please tell me what is causing my rear wheel to "stiff up" when peddling. I recently cleaned the rear hub because at first it was causing the wheel to "stiff up" when peddling. At first I ...
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1answer
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How popular is the “Sold Secure” certification among reasonable-quality lock makers?

I'm a recent convert to cycling, having moved to Amsterdam, and I intend to buy a U-lock for a bike I'm getting. Now, people have recommended that I buy U-locks with a "sold secure" label - but in a ...
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Are folding handlebars a good idea from an engineering standpoint?

A couple of Chinese stores have been selling folding handlebars: At first glance this appears to be a great idea since the handlebar width is one of the reasons that carrying and storing bikes can ...
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0answers
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Upgrade Dahon or go Birdy [closed]

I have 2 5 speed (sram) Dahon Vitesse bikes w with addon kanga racks and another sadle. If I want to ride a more comfortable folder. Woul I upgrade this one or go straight for a Birdy? Upgrading as in ...
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1answer
62 views

Can you have too many in line barrel adjusters?

Just replacing the shifters on my bike. It had STI shifters and I'm putting thumb shifters on, the shifters have built in barrel adjusters. The bike also came with barrel adjusters on the down tube, ...
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2answers
69 views

Best long distance padded shorts for tall man [on hold]

sorry if this has been asked million times already... I need an padded shorts that actually work for making my but stand 150km+ (around 95 miles) a day without hurting as hell after 2 days of riding. ...
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4answers
71 views

Shimano Ultegra 6800…what do I need?

I'm gearing up for my first bike tour. I have an old motobecane cross bike, I think it's a 2007. I need more granny gears. Right now I have a 9 speed 12-26. I'm looking into the Shimano Ultegra ...
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3answers
81 views

Indoor trainer suitible for sprinting

Are there any types of indoor trainers that are suitable for training sprints insofar as they allow the rider to tilt the bike to get leverage as one would when sprinting on the road?
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24 gear SRAM shifters- PROBLEM

So recently i bought a carrera vengeance for £45 which is a bargain and the only problem was the gears(24 gear SRAM shifters) for the left side. When i got it i tried to shift but it just clicks and ...
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3answers
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Chain going “slack” on the 7th gear under load on a new mountain bike?

I recently bought a new Mountain Bike which works pretty well, aside from the fact that I have a problem with it which creates a pretty damn large safety hazard, not to mention creates a massive ...
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1answer
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Bike feels like it's slipping/shifting gear when pedalling while standing up on max gear

not familiar with bike terminology, so sorry if this doesn't come across well. My bike will make a loud clicking noise and the pedals will give some resistance when I pedal whilst standing up. If I ...
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My bike got stolen a second time (in Amsterdam) - what should I do? [duplicate]

I've moved to Amsterdam a few months ago, and have started using bicycles; I mostly cycle from home to work. I've been using typical old(ish) used bikes, black-color omafiets of some obscure make, ...
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1answer
171 views

Why are post ~'80s bike finishes so “dull”?

It seems that (with some notable exceptions) bikes from about the '80s and earlier seem to have more pleasing finishes than later bikes-- is there a verifiable reason for this, either economically or ...
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Can somebody identify my bike for me?

I got it as a sort of hand me down a couple of years ago. I think that it is from the late 90s or early 2000s. It is definitely a mountain bike and it is red and silver/gray. It is hard to pick out ...
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2answers
109 views

How to carry a step-through/mixte bike

How can one carry a bike with a step-through/mixte frame effectively?-- In comparison, any diamond-frame bike is a breeze for me to shoulder regardless of weight (okay, carrying a 25+-kg roadster is ...
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3answers
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Presta valve on new tube won't inflate

Just replaced a bad inner tube with a new, Presta valve tube. Unfortunately, I seem to be unable to get any air in the tube; I hear air leaving the pump and not going anywhere. I tried investigating ...
2
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1answer
95 views

How to prevent my front derailleur from rubbing on my back tire?

Recently I tried adjusting my front derailleur (Shimano 6800) so that it wouldn't rub my chain when I was in the highest gear. After playing around with the angle as well as the limiting screws, I ...
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1answer
37 views

Motobecome Mirage (I think) made in France

I am trying to put this bike back into use. The cassette is not freewheeling. Does that mean that the cassette is locked up, or do some bikes not have a freewheeling cassette? If it is locked, will ...
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2answers
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Options for fully lined bulk cable housing

I perform maintenance on 3 personal bikes, and often friend's bikes (a few per year, usually). One of the most common tasks is replacing shift/brake cables and housing. I live in Boston, winter is ...

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