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What tools do I need to carry when riding tubeless?

I'm thinking of getting a pair of tubeless ready wheels for riding on the road. I've never ridden tubeless and was wondering what tools and equipment I need to carry to fix a flat? Normally, while ...
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Shimano 105 front derailleur cage won't move at all

Got a brand new shimano 105 RD double. I put the chain on the small ring and when I adjust the limit screw the cage can't go towards the frame enough so that the chain can't go to the largest rear cog ...
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replace shimano 105 drop bar shifters and brake levers with flat bar

I need to change a 11 speed (Trek Silque) drop bar to a flat bar. Group set is Shimano 105 11 speed with a double crankset. What would be suitable good quality shifters and brake levers to use? ...
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Orbea Avant M30SE vs Boardman Road Team Carbon

I'm in the process of buying my first carbon road bike. I'd like to know which are the pros and cons of these two bikes compared to each other: Orbea Avant M30SE (1099£) Boardman Road Team Carbon ...
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Can't setup shifting on Shimano Nexus 7 after unscrewing wheel

I had to unscrew rear wheel to replace inner tube. I haven't fully detached it, just to the moment I was able to replace tube. After reattaching wheel I can't setup gears shifting (that's my first ...
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How to advertising for my trip? [on hold]

I created this webpage (Please visit and register on it if you like), I am going to start and bicycle trip (Cycle tourism) but I don't know any body like my journey and anybody like to come with me or ...
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Bent front-derailleur

I biked to school today with my bike in perfect condition. Locked it up and went to class. When I went to my bike a couple hours later, the derailleur was bent out of position. My bike's front gear ...
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Shimano Gears won't shift

Basically when pushing the button to shift gear I can only get one speed up and one speed down. I tried adjusting derailer and the tightness on cables but it makes no difference. Figured I'd make a ...
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Maillard Freewheel refurbishing

I have a Maillard freewheel, big cog stamped 10 - 84, which i have taken apart, cleaned, lubed, and reassembled following the excellent youtube by RJ the bike guy ...
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3answers
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Is it typical for the front and rear gear levers to be reversed?

I recently purchased my first bicycle since I was a kid. The bike I bought has individual gear levers for shifting up and down for both the front and rear gears. I thought it was odd that these levers ...
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Shimano sora 9 Speed rear derailleur capacity

It's 37T here http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-bike/en/home/components11/road/sora1.html But 31T here http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-sora-9-speed-rear-derailleur-1/#prodbullets Why is the ...
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1answer
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What symptoms can I expect from two broken teeth on a chainring?

Dealing with chain skipping (but mostly on the smaller chainrings, truth be told) I've wondered how these affect the riding and how many problems and what kind should i expect from these two broken ...
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Why is my big chainring is so scratched form the inside?

I have noticed a lot of scraping on the inside of my Trushift 44T plate. Is it just a function of distance, time and color or is it a clue that something is not working properly? The bike was bought ...
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How to re-tension front derailleur cable

Bike is a mid 80s Miyata with early Shimano 105 components. It's a 10 speed, 5 speed cog and 2 chain rings. I recently had my front derailleur set up again by a good mechanic after it stopped ...
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What are the securing rings on the disc brake pads pin called?

I've misplaced mine, and noticed the other caliper doesn't have the other one. How important are these? I mean, do pads fail or come loose at times, without these safety feature present? Is it ...
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1answer
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Can I tell if the brake pads are contaminated?

My rear brake never locks the rear wheel even with full pull on the lever, especially going down hill or fast. I can even paddle a bit with the brake depressed. This is a recent issue and sometime in ...
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1answer
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How easy (or hard) is to move a Rohloff speedhub from one bicycle to another?

I have two 26" bicycles and I am considering investing in a super expensive Rohloff speedhub. I would like to know if it would be possible to easily moving the wheel with the rohloff hub from one ...
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2answers
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Can I swap a 29er fork inplace of a 27.5 if I maintain close to the same axle to crown length?

I am looking for some verification of thought process. I have come across a nearly new lower level Diamonmdback 27.5" hardtail MTB. The issue is the front 100mm fork is broken. Doing some online ...
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Help identifying MTB frame

Apologies making ANOTHER one of these threads...Anyhows: Bought a bike third hand, frame has been stripped and painted. Trying to find make & model so I can get some offset bushings for the shock. ...
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What is the name of the manufacturer of this Chinese made bicycle?

I have a Trac (no 'k') Forever 200 bicycle from China (complete with Chinese writing on it). Any idea who the manufacturer is? Is this bike common in China? I can't find anything online about them. ...
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Is it worth completely replacing my track wheelset?

I own and commute on a 2009 KHS Flite100, bought used. Since purchasing it, I have spent around $250 getting it up to scratch, with new tires, pedals, saddle, and other small but worthwhile upgrades. ...
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Frame manufacturer?

I'd like to know the manufacturer of this aluminium MTB frame. It's serial number starts with the letters "AF". Any ideas?
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Unable to pedal when in high gears

I'm a complete novice with bicycle maintenance and have a slight problem. I just picked up a 2nd hand bike as taking part in a charity event this weekend and an unfortunate accident meant my mine was ...
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2answers
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Using a wider inner tube

I am switching from 700cx40 to 700cx32. I have a bunch of inner tubes that I bought for the old tires and are in the 40mm range, but I don't know anymore what the range is for each (I didn't keep the ...
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2answers
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Replace rear deraileur without breaking the chain

I currently have a Shimano dura ace 10 speed rear deraileur with a 12-25 casette. For some hilly rides i'd like to change to a 12-30 casette. The maximum the rear derailure can handle is 28, so I'm ...
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am i getting a good bike? giant escape 2 2014 [on hold]

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/escape.city/18736/76131/#specifications i was going between giant escape this and the trek hybrid 7.2 or 7.3 now i know the 7.3 would be better ...
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120 mm fork with a frame designed for 100 mm fork?

I have a Cube Reaction Team 2011. It came with a Fox Alps 32 fork, 100 mm travel (26"). The fork is now ruined and I need a replacement (on a rather tight budget) and I found a good price for a ...
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Stan's No Tubes Alpha 340 Road PRO vs Fulcrum racing zero [on hold]

i am in the process of buying a new wheelset, and i narrowed down my choice to the following two wheelsets: http://www.notubes.com/-Alpha-340-Pro-Wheelset--P893.aspx ...
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Crank-set issue

I am having a crankset issue, I have tested by holding both brakes and moving the crank and pedals parallel and pushing down, with each 180 rotation, the crank moves and thuds a little each side. ...
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2answers
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Relationship between chain tension and chain wear

On a 10 speed road bike, what is the ideal chain tension? I was recently told (by a bike shop) that my rear derailleur should be fully extended (pointing forward) when the chain is between the 2 ...
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1answer
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Do road bike shoes offer an increase in power transfer over mtb shoes if the sole is a similar stiffness?

Is there an argument against the use of road shoes if your were planning on time trialling and criterium races?
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Why are there BMX off road races

I was always curious about this, but I never found the answer. Originally I only knew freestyle BMX bikes, but then found there are official races offroad. What is the idea behind this? Sounds like ...
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1answer
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Pistons are aligned only without pads in

I've reset the pistons (after taking the pads out) of my XT hydraulic brakes, and made sure they do extract evenly when operating the lever. After putting the pads and the wheel back in (and adjusting ...
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1answer
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Should brake fluid come out of a misaligned disc caliper piston?

I have a shimano XT hydraulic disc brake system. While servicing it I took out the pads an checked the pistons in the caliper and noticed that only one is extracting. After a few pulls on the lever ...
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How much of a difference does giving blood make to recreational cycling?

I intend to give blood at some point this week at my local community centre. How much of a difference is this going to make to the effort required to keep up my usual pace? Or will the difference be ...
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COSMOS ROAD BIKE ? Lets Identify my frame

Vintage Cosmos World Champion road bike Frame height = 57 cm \ 22.44 inches ( measured from the center of the crankshaft to the seatpost ) Frame of Columbus Tubing. Selle Italia Turbo 1985 WC ...
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Front derailleur never alligned

So I'm working with the park tool tutorial but I've done it a couple of times in the past. When adjusting my Shimano Deore Front derailleur (height and rotation) it lines up great but when I tighten ...
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Same tube for 23mm and 28mm tires?

I like to change my tires with the Continental 4000S II 28mm width tires. Do I need new tubes for the wider tires or can I use my old ones from my 23mm tires?
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Why is part of this Derailleur loose? (Sun Tour Cyclone II)

As you can see from this picture, part of my Derailleur is loose. Notice how the gear is not in flush with the cylinder. It has a no other parts (that I can find!) than a threaded screw to go in ...
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2answers
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Finding the right length of chain lock for my road bike

I am trying to buy a chain lock as I would be leaving my cycle in quite a busy area. I am not sure what length of chain lock I will need if I wanted to secure my bike using a chain that runs through ...
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SON 28 Hub Dynamo “Rotation Lock”?

Good morning/evening/night. I have bought and succesfully installed a SON 28 Dynamo Hub and a Supernova The Plug III on my bycicle. However, when the wheel spins, the Hub Dynamo connectors will spin ...
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Motobecane Sprint Retro Fixie

Question for rebicycling a Motobecane Sprint Blue. I have a desire to rebicycle this Motobecane Sprint into a semi retro style with the orginal theme. In short i would like to purchase the same ...
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3 Speed Front Derailleur can't reach small gear

I bought a new frame and put my old Campagnolo Racing T components on it. The seat tube has a diameter of 35mm and I use the Campagnolo 35mm clamp for the Racing T derailleur. The problem is the ...
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Replacing rubber connection in a bicycle trailer coupling

I salvaged an old bicycle trailer. I have one concern though. The bar that goes from the trailer to the bike, I believe it's called the tow hitch, ends with a small rubber coupling, to allow for ...
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2answers
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Rounding spoke length calculator results

The spoke calculator gave me the following results left 292.34 and right 290.98. I am going to buy DT Swiss Competition spokes which are sold by 2mm increments from here. So which spoke length is ...
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1answer
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What is this tool for?

I recently found this in my cycling shirt. I don't know where it came from, and what it is used for. It reads "Simson" on the other side, but I have no clue what I could use it for. Does it have ...
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Recommendations for a fork-mount rack [on hold]

I'm looking for a fork-mount bike rack so I can attach a small-ish pannier on my road bike that can hold a U-lock, pair of shoes, and other light items. I've read reviews on the Axiom DLX Lowrider ...
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Why does my Rear bike tire slow down when Pedaling?

I just replaced a flat on my rear road-bike tire. I had also tried to replace the rear axle, By removing the axle completely, to a quick release lock but realized the axle that had been installed with ...
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BB92 (Shimano bottom bracket) with SRAM 30mm crankshaft (X01 or XX1 BB30)?

The frame that I want to build has BB92 bottom bracket hole. The drivetrain I want to use is 1x11 SRAM XX1 or X01 with 30mm crankshaft (BB30)(edit: also available GXP). There are ways to fit it - ...
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Any small bags that mount to seat post?

I am looking for something similar to a saddle bag but that mounts to the seat post and not the saddle. I have a rear mounted camera that attaches to the saddle so want a bag that I can mount lower ...

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