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What does the chainring have to do with SRAM YAW

I'm shopping for 110 BCD chain rings and I noticed that some of the SRAM ones are labeled "YAW FD only". As far as I can tell the derailleur doesn't touch the chainring so whats so special? Can I ...
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Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?

I've got a 2012/2013 Croozer Cargo trailer and its trailer hitch is very clunky. It's also difficult to couple and uncouple and I've hurt myself multiple times on the quadratic bolt sticking out at ...
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1answer
57 views

Fluid trainer for an intermediate rider [closed]

Because of the Xmas sales some internet shops started making offers on roll trainers. My target area would be an intermediate machine, something that I would use an hour or so daily, with two-three ...
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89 views

Is this hub shot?

While inspecting a used road bike ($200) I pulled the rear wheel off to check the hub. I twisted the axle to see if there was any damage. It wasn't at all difficult to turn it, but there was a bit of ...
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Sprinter Made in Germany Bicycle

Anybody can help me identifying this bike? I know just that this bike is made in west Germany and have some France (wheels) and British (Sturmey Archer) components
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2answers
81 views

Comfort bike brakes

I ride a Marin comfort bike, about 99% on pavement. That should mean that I don't need disc brakes, but I'm really sick of these weak, shuddering, howling, screeching, whistling, locking caliper ...
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61 views

Bike computer with backlight

It's winter now and there are only 4 hours of daylight where I live. I'm using a VDO x1 bike computer, but now I realized, that I can't see anything on the screen. So, are there any models with ...
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5answers
334 views

Can I combine different wheel sizes in one mtb?

Imagine a mountain bike that uses a 29er fork with 29er wheel and a 27.5 wheel at the rear. Can this be realized and what are the pros and cons?
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Essential regular things to do [duplicate]

I am a beginner cyclist.So ,I want to know which things I have to do regularly.And what will be the time interval ? Example :Pump,tuning etc.
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119 views

Saddle getting in place when cornering on MTB - what to do?

I am practicing the technique of cornering, where one must lean the bicycle into the turn, while keeping the body more or less vertical. A (possibly exaggerated) picture I found on Google: The ...
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2answers
69 views

Wheel Wobbles and Rubs on Brand New Bike?

I just got a brand new bike and it came partially assembled in the box. I don't have a whole lot of experience when it comes to working on or building bikes but I managed to put it together. theres a ...
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Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?

Next year i would like to commute by bicycle. I need to buy a new bike, but i don't know if to buy a roadbike or a cyclocross bike. I live in a more rural area where not every road is tarred perfectly ...
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1answer
66 views

Most Efficient Way to tune rear gears of mountain bike

I have a schwinn ranger suntour mountain bike which I enjoy riding and ride frequently. When the bike was new I had no difficulty shifting through all 21 speeds of the bicycle with 3 gears by the ...
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1answer
56 views

What are the 'parts' to a mechanical disc brake set?

So there are rotors, pads, brake lever, brake cable...I just want to make sure that if i buy brakes I can get all the parts and I'm not missing anything.
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2answers
64 views

Is it possible to get a slow leak straight after installing new tires?

So I decided to replace my bike tires to Gatorskins to prevent punctures. Anyway, so I installed them and they seemed to be okay. I had checked it a day or two afterwards and it was okay. But this ...
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4answers
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Why are wheels so important for racing?

I hear/read everywhere that if you can spend some extra money on the bike, buy better wheels. can someone explain for me why? Is it because they are rotating or are there other comfort factors? ...
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2answers
72 views

My bike Crank is making noise like Tuk, Tuk… once or twice when I pedal hard

I get a sound from my crank as if something were about to break to pieces when I stand and pedal hard.
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2answers
161 views

Is the same effort required to maintain a set speed using different sized chainring / cog combinations with same ratio

If I have a bike with the same cranks setup with a 36t (chainring) / 12t (cog) ratio and the same bike setup with a 48t (chainring) / 16t (cog) ratio, would the effort required to maintain a set speed ...
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2answers
110 views

Torn. Want to support LBS but they don't carry what I really want [closed]

I live in a small town with one bike shop. It is a good shop that I like a lot. I am riding an bike that I built 15 years ago but I take it there and spend money on parts and maintenance. I bought ...
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0answers
17 views

How long are Blackburn EX2 rear pannier rack extenders?

I have a new Marin San Rafael DS1 bike. I'm trying to fit a rear pannier. The bike has the braze-ons on the seat post, but they are very low on the post. I bought a rear pannier rack but the extenders ...
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0answers
96 views

Things to consider buying my second bike!

Hi I have been biking for one season now with a secondhand 12 year old aluminium bike. The bike is about 12 kg and I think it is time to upgrade. I will bike about 5-15 hours/week (if you compare ...
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0answers
21 views

Don't know spindle size?

I'm not quite sure what size my spindle is on my giant downhill bike. I bought it a while back and it hasn't caused any problems. I've only recently taken up making it look good. All I want is 2 ...
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1answer
32 views

Can you identify this Cateye HR Sensor E product model?

I must've bought this like 4-5 years ago. My fat ass never got around to using it. I've since lost the Cateye watch I bought with it. Can anyone identify the model? Do you know if it has a ANT+ ...
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2answers
33 views

Resources for suspension setup and tuning? [closed]

I recently aquired a full suspension bike. However, I have had a hard time finding resources which tell me comprehensive strategies for setting up the suspension (Air pressure, adjustment, dial ...
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1answer
89 views

Tyre bulge when inflated, new

Got some new bicycle tyres yesterday (CONTINENTAL COMFORT CONTACT 700 x 32c CITY COMMUTER ROAD) The tyre I fitted to rear wheel seems to have a bulge in sidewall. Took it off, looks ok inside. It ...
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1answer
58 views

The spring in my front dérailleur is jammed

My front derailleur is jammed by dirt (grease + fine dust), because of this the gear doesn't shift perfectly and chain is thrown off the cog. The spring is a bit unreachable because the derailleur arm ...
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2answers
60 views

Excited Beginner?

I am beginner and do not want to reduce my weight.My objective is to increase my stimna and leg power.I have an indoor cycle.what should be my daily target and how should it then be increase?
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Matching color bar tape to replace dirty white tape? [closed]

My father has one a Trek 4.3 Domane from 2014 with white bicycle tape that is very dirty now and could use to be replaced(christmas gift for him). What color tape/product should I get that will still ...
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1answer
147 views

Which direction should QR lever point?

A manual of a suspension fork states that the quick release handle must be in horizontal position, pointing backwards. Is there any technical reason for this? Another natural position can be pointing ...
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3answers
81 views

Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?

I understand that Brooks saddles (and similar leather hammock/sling style saddles) break in as they are used so that they conform to the particular shape of a riders sit bones, crotch, etc., and that, ...
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3answers
69 views

Removing spray paint to reveal frame's factory paint job

I have a frame that I'd like to sell. To avoid it being stolen, I covered it in tape and spray paint. I rode it for 5 years in London and this worked very successfully. However, I'd like to make it ...
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4answers
118 views

Are road bike seats interchangeable?

I am a beginner to riding on road bikes. A friend has lent me his road bike (Giant) for about 1 month and I want to use it as much as possible before I think about buying my own. The current seat is ...
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2answers
62 views

Centermounted kickstand on touring cyclocross

I just got a new bicycle (cyclocross meant for touring) and a center-mounted kickstand (Pletscher Twin), but it seems it won't fit with the standard mounts. Is this a common issue, and do I have to ...
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58 views

Pedaling in Rear Wheel design

I had built a bike similar to this one before. I think many would have this idea, too. However, for some reason, not many of these designed are commercially marketed. ...
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2answers
67 views

Burping v/s bleeding hydraulic disc brakes: is it safe?

I found a method for burping (get the air out of the circuit) hydraulic disc brakes in YouTube (see here). The method is: 1) Rotate/move the hand lever assembly until the reservoir cap is facing up ...
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3answers
118 views

Optimal beginner training

I have been road biking for about 6 months now (before that mostly running and gym.) I signed up for a 300km race (mostly flat), and my goal is to pass it in 9h. My current level of biking is 90km in ...
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2answers
164 views

Are there special concerns traveling by plane carrying Air shocks?

Are there any special concerns or precautions to take when traveling by plane with a bike that has air shock or air fork? Is it necesary to take the air out or is it safe to leave them as they are? ...
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Gmc Denali - good bike on a 200 budget? [closed]

Alright, so, please, don't flame me for buying a budget bike. My dad recently passed away, and i've been riding his bike. It was a hybrid mountain/road bike. As it slowly died, and i bent the rear ...
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1answer
65 views

Why would the tension screw on a Brooks saddle have unscrewed to zero? What negative effects?

Checking my saddle, the tension screw seems to have bottomed out to no tension applied. I added a small amount of tension to the screw, and the screw seems to have "taken." I've not tested if it ...
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4answers
229 views

What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?

Has anyone had any success with camera's that could resolve the license plate of vehicles that are near the bike? Look, the reason we legally have to have car insurance in most countries is because ...
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3answers
150 views

What features make a good fitness tracker for cyclists?

What features are needed, and what ones are desirable on a fitness tracker for a cyclist? I am looking for one that will support jogging, walking and other exercise, but cycling is essential. There ...
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3answers
133 views

Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?

I bought these fenders recently: The rear fender works fine — there are enough mount points to support my brake, kickstand, rack, and fender. But when the salesperson sold me the fenders, we ...
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1answer
67 views

Replace solid axle with quick release on Fixed Gear

This goes off a previous question: Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike Suppose I want to replace my solid axles with quick release skewers on my fixed gear bike. Yes, I am aware that this isn't ...
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1answer
100 views

Replacement Dropouts with derailleur hanger for Kona Unit

A friend of mine has a single speed Kona Unit and wants to make it geared. The model he has (likely 2012 or 2013 model) uses sliding dropout. He currently has single speed dropout plates without a ...
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3answers
1k views

Are fatbikes capable riding in mud?

Fatbikes are traditionally used for sand and snow which are surfaces which are loose and liable to break away under the weight of the bike and rider. They are also materials that don't generally stick ...
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5answers
669 views

The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?

I keep hearing people saying: The bike weight isn't a problem, rider is. My girlfriend is only 48 kg, and a mtb hardtail usually 13-15kg (full suspension would be more like 18kg for an older ...
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3answers
87 views

Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?

I'm considering purchasing a standalone GPS unit. I've heard good things about the Garmin Oregon series devices for touring since they can be used with commodity batteries. Is a Garmin Oregon series ...
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1answer
59 views

Internally geared hub on a 20 inch wheel

The bicycle has a two gear automatic IGH, which I would like to replace with a 5 or even better a 7 gear hub. I am very much a beginner with this so I would need any kind of help and advice you can ...
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1answer
65 views

Can I put the speedometer sensor for my cycle computer on my rear brake line?

Pretty simple question I hope. I picked up a Bontrager Trip 3 because I saw it recommended several times for rear mounting (this is on a bike that will sit on a trainer). However, I am finding that ...
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1answer
59 views

Do I need to use the QR Skewer that came with my trainer? What sort of lubricant do I need to use?

For christmas, my wife picked me up an Elite Qubo Fluid trainer. It comes with a quick release skewer and nuts. However, my bike currently has a QR. On a whim, I checked and the stock QR bolt from my ...

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