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New Continental Hardshells

Having difficulty bedding my new Gatorskin tyres onto the clincher wheels of my audax bike. Campag Scirrocco wheels. There is a constant 'dip' in the tyre at the same point despite numerous ...
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Can anyone identify this Raleigh bike?

And whether it's worth buying for $175? Thanks!
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1answer
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Navigating on tour / in urban areas

It's been a while since I've ridden places where I needed a map. So long that the last time I did it I used an Eclipse handlebar bag with a paper map folded in the pocket… Sadly the Eclipse bag is no ...
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1answer
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carbon vs aluminium frame vibration absorption? bumpiness?

is there any data/measurements of any aluminium road bikes vs carbon road bikes wrt to vibration. it is widely stated that carbon is a smoother ride, but the best i can find out on the subject is ...
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What is a good replacement for my MF-Z012 6 speed wind on casette?

I'm trying to find a good replacement for my MF-Z012 6 speed wind on casette. Thing is, I've upgraded my bike with '93 dura ace rear and front deraillers. Trouble is they are 7-speed compatible. ...
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Ridgeback Speed Vs Meteor [on hold]

I had decided to buy a Ridgeback Meteor (specs here), but the shop is out of stock. They suggested a Ridgeback Speed instead (specs here). They seem almost identical (and £50 cheaper) but I did a ...
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Need to find online store to purchase wheel replacement spokes [on hold]

Anyone know a source (online store) where I canpurchase replacement spokes for a 1990's mountain bike 26" wheel? I need only a few of 264mm and 266mm double butted SS spokes.
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Single disc brake front of SS bike?

Just finished building a gorgeous commuter from a fixed track frame. I've got some nice fat 700x28 tires, a SRAM automatix hub in the rear, and a disc compatible front hub. The frame has mounts for ...
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Gear change sticking only on specific changes - cable issue?

I'm riding a hybrid with 48/36/26 chain ring and 9 speed 11-32 cassette. When I change up OR down at a specific point the shift is slow and doesn't always engage. On the 48 this is between the 21 ...
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2answers
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Weight distribution while cornering for maximum grip on road bike

Road bike on tarmac. What should the optimal weight distribution between the front and the rear wheel be for optimal grip while cornering on a descent?
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which app for virtual training shows real images of the current location taken from google street view? [on hold]

I bought wahoo kickr. And would love to ride the uploaded GPX (so far, so good I found needed software) and would love to see update view from google street view when ridding. Which app offer such ...
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How to avoid showering twice when cycling to and from work? [duplicate]

I'm at the stage where even a light cycle to/from work raises an appreciable sweat. I shower when I get into work, but I'm sweaty when I get home too. How do I avoid showering twice a day?
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Can I change from a 26 x1.95 tire to a 26 x 1.75 tire on the same rim? [duplicate]

I want to put 26 x 1.75 tires on my mountain bike. It currently has 26 x 1.95 tires on it. Will the rims hold the somewhat smaller tires?
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Straightening bladed spokes

I have a wheel set with bladed spokes and they regularly become twisted such that the spokes are no longer lined up with their thin side to the wind, as indented. They twist so that the broad side of ...
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1answer
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Does the extra cage on SPD pedals help riding with normal shoes?

Some Shimano Pedal Dynamics (SPD) pedals come in two variants - without and with a cage - e.g. M520 and M530. While it isn't the main purpose of the cage on M530 does it make cycling in normal shoes, ...
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Helmet headband is getting wet from sweat

I cycle to work on a daily basis, however I do like to also sweat a lot. Most of this is ok, I have a change of clothes and can managed, but when it comes to my helmet, it's a different story. There ...
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How do 55/34 chainrings shift

There are only very, very steep climbs here in the area. Instead of the standard 50/34 I would choose a larger big ring. What I'm worried about is how that would compromise shifting. Would there be ...
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2answers
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Which grease is for what?

I used to think as simple as lubcirants and grease, now that I'm off to buy grease to assemble a bike I'm confronted with dozens of different types of greases. Does it matter what grease I buy? If ...
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1answer
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How to replace Avid BB7 brake pads in “new” calipers?

How do you get new BB7 pads to install in the new caliper bodies? By "new" I mean the ones with the spring steel "cap" on the opening at the "top" of the caliper unit (the side opposite the axle). ...
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2answers
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Do you need to ride gentler with a dynamo hub?

I am going to purchase a dynamo hub and the way I like to ride is carefree abandon - going offroad, up and down curbs, straight through potholes, etc. My bike is a 90's rigid mtb with road tyres (26")....
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Shimano M447 Hydraulic Disc Brakes Softening during rough trail sections

Earlier today I bled my brakes and replaced the pads. It was my first time bleeding brakes and replacing pads but everything seemed to go without smoothly. I went out for an afternoon ride to check ...
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1answer
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2 wheeled trailer - wheel position/weight distribution

Two wheeled trailers usually have the wheels in the middle as far as I know. I understand this minimizes additional weight on the back wheel of the towing bike. But wouldn't moving the wheels back on ...
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1answer
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How does hub diameter affect aerodynamics?

There is a lot of discussion out there about spoke, rim & tyre drag, but almost nothing concerning the aerodynamics of the hubs. What got me started on this is the fact that road hubs still have ...
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1answer
63 views

Why do low-quality bikes have horizontal dropouts, even though they aren't fixed speed?

Though convenient vertical dropouts and standard derailleur mounting are appearing on low-end bicycles, a lot still use horizontal dropouts, without any fittings for trim to return the wheel axle to ...
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1answer
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Dahon Vitesse frame latch

I am repairing a Dahon Vitesse. The frame latch was incomplete. I have the new frame latch parts but cannot work out where they go, particularly the washers and small springs. Does anyone have a ...
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1answer
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Protecting bikes from elements when traveling suspended on hitch bike rack

I'll be traveling this summer (1000km each way, with one stop in between) and would like to take our bikes (4) along with us. I have a Thule Apex installed in a 1.25" hitch that will be host to 2 ...
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Front Disc Brake not braking to it's full potential

Today, I got a new disc for my front Clarks Hyrdaulic brake. Before the change, whenever I pressed my front brake, I could almost do a front flip but that's only if I pressed it fully. Now, when I ...
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Seat Position on MTB [on hold]

I feel like I need to slide back more on my MTB saddle. Saddle is already set as far back as it can go on the rails. Everything else feels fine.
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2answers
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Bedding In process for brakes

A few days ago, someone asked a question which touched upon the bedding-in process for their new disc brakes. Because the question did not have any answer already, I wrote one in which I said that ...
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0answers
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(Dis-)Advantage of 2 chainrings / 3 chainrings [duplicate]

I think about buying a new mountainbike when sale is starting. Now my Problem is that my favorite mountainbike has only 2 chainrings with 36/26 teeth. I am used to ride with 3 chainrings and don't ...
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1answer
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Want to buy a cool old schwinn but too big for me?

So there is this old Schwinn that had been converted to single speed and the seller said he is 5'7 and I'm 5'5 so do you think it would be a problem with a 2 inch difference? In the picture the frame ...
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Full suspension Disc brake bike on a $200ish USD budget? [on hold]

I really like the Schwinn S29er full but its a little out of my budget. I'm not a hard core mountain biker but enjoy the occasional challenge. I really, really hate V brakes and all my bikes are disc ...
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Shimano M355 brake handle parts

My son has a Diamondback Recoil Comp MB with Shimano M355 brakes. The rear brake lever got messed up somehow. The snapring that holds the plunger/piston into the master cylinder assembly got popped ...
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3answers
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Maxing out on gears [duplicate]

I have an older specialized bike from 2001 that I ride and race on with a gearing of Shimano 53/39 and 9-speed cassette 12/26. On my regular weekly rides I end up maxing out on my gears and can't get ...
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rear derailleur noise on high

Every Google search I've done over the past weeks has landed me on this great forum, so thought I would register. Basically my son gave me his 1996 Scott Apache adventure mountain bike in a box and I'...
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1answer
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Rear sprocket clicks or points of engagement

I'm a dad learning about BMX racing and I want to know what the difference is between a sprocket which the bike shop says as 90 odd clicks, then starts talking about points of engagement. Does the ...
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1answer
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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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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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3answers
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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
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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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3answers
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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
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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
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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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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3answers
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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
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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 (all but 1.5 miles) is on a well-maintained ...
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1answer
65 views

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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