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How thin/worn out can you allow road bike rims to get?

My mechanic measured the rim off my front wheel to be 0.8mm thick and recommended to get a new wheel. How thin can a rim get until it gets very dangerous to keep riding it?
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Servicing/fixing an Ultegra bar end shifter

After almost 15 years of flawless service my 8 speed Ultegra bar end shifter has suddenly stopped working. With the wire detached from the derailleur so there's no tension in it the lever now only ...
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0answers
37 views

Trouble deciding which Carbon Fiber MTB is better [closed]

I've been looking around the web for the past two days for a good MTB that is made of Carbon Fiber. The price range i'm looking at is anything up to £1,400. Two MTB that i have found that has caught ...
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0answers
47 views

Puncture Repair App [closed]

There's a new iPhone App in the UK called Kerbi. It offers puncture repairs on demand. You can choose from a patch repair, or replacement inner tube to get you back in the saddle. Would you use ...
3
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2answers
46 views

9 speed cassette to put 42 teeth

I like to start cycling again but I have a steep hill to arrive at home so I would like to put a 42 teeth. I have an Ideal mountain bike model hillmaster with a 9 speed cassette. All videos on you ...
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0answers
44 views

Rebuild Gary Fisher Mullet rear derailleur

I have a Gary Fisher Mullet from sometime between 2006 - 2008. I don't know anything about bike except the fact that I got one Hehe. My rear derailleur is in pretty bad shape. Well, I don't know for ...
1
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1answer
40 views

9s rear deraullier with 10s chain

I have a 9s rear derailleur in a 10s transmission. It works fine, but I have concerns about if this configuration could produce problems in the long term. I know the 10s chain is narrow compared the ...
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0answers
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Rear-steer tandem with middle child saddle

I saw a bike for hire in France, and I'd like to track down more details on it or something similar. Unfortunately the hire logos covered the manufacturer logos and the bike was locked up to others (...
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mixed MTB/road bike for touring: uncleanliness of a Frankenstein setup

It appears that there are similar threads, so I'll reformulate it with more specific questions and taking the cue from comments. I am assembling my brand-new touring bike on a LHT frame, and I'd ...
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0answers
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Where and when was my Schwinn Traveler made?

I think that I have a 1987 Schwinn Traveler. The serial number is I626829. The code on my head badge is 0227. The head badge says Schwinn Chicago and there is a star in the middle. I have read ...
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4answers
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Is the fit wrong on my road bike or is my body too stiff / inflexible?

I am very confused about how to get a correct fit on a road bike. I am female, 5'5", average weight and proportions, and have a 31" inseam. Recently, I decided to buy a Specialized Ruby after trying ...
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0answers
39 views

What is the price of my bicycle? [closed]

i have an IRONHORSE SCOUT bicycle race proven 6061 Aluminum 18" and i have been trying to sell it but unfortunately i do not know the original price on the bike since i purchased it at traders village....
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1answer
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Finding Bicycle Parts

How would I find bicycle parts cross-referencing make and model? I own a Dept. Store Schwinn Dual Sport (GTX), and before I begin dismantling the bottom bracket for servicing, (it's been 3 years since ...
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2answers
286 views

What is the problem with adjusting brake levers to end their travel “too close” to the handlebars?

I've recently increased my cycling (as a form of alternate transportation far more so than a sport). I got a nicely rebuilt old Schwinn converted to take STI shifters. Now that I've spent the time ...
3
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2answers
58 views

Clutch rear derailleur vs chain tensioner / guide

I've got a 1x10 set up. Sometimes I have a problem with the chain falling off at the front. I've been reading that a clutch mech will help to prevent this. My mech is Deore long cage without clutch. ...
0
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0answers
31 views

Buying advice: GT Avalanche vs Rockrider 560? [closed]

I am looking to buy a new mountain bike with a budget of ~£350, and narrowed my search down to these two bikes with the information I was able to glean on the Internet: RockRider 560 (350 on offer) ...
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0answers
39 views

Hybrid bike advice, tyre sizes

I currently ride my road bike (700cx28 (or 28x622) in front and 700cx35 rear) on loamy/grassy trails about 1/3rd of the time (2/3 on the road). When the trail gets too muddy or stony etc. I dismount ...
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3answers
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Why do men's bicycles have a top tube while women's bicycles don't?

Bicycles intended for men have a top tube that always hits me on that embrassing part when I brake. Conversely, women's bikes often don't have a top tube. Why is this?
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31 views

Replacement seatpost clamp for Saturae seatpost

I have destroyed the clamp that connects the seatpost with the saddle on my Mekk. The seatpost is Saturae. Can someone tell me what type of clamp i need and where I can get it? Its a one bolt seat ...
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0answers
47 views

Joe Blow bike pump failures in one way valve

I used a bunch of Joe Blow bike pumps to pressurize water bottle rockets. Occasionally water squirted back into pump. After a few weeks of use, the one way valve failed. How can I fix this or prevent ...
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0answers
31 views

How Can I Get an Email Notification When Someone Answers My Questiion? [migrated]

In WordReference Forum,for instance, where you can post your questions on language, you get an email notification whenever someone answers your question Does StackExchange offer that facility? If ...
4
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1answer
150 views

Choose medium or long cage?

I am upgrading (or downgrading ? :P) my MTB to 1x, currently on compact 2x10. I will be changing chainring, derailleur and cassette. I will get 11-42 Sunrace MS3 10-Speed Cassette. Also Shimano XT ...
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0answers
127 views

What changes have been made to the bicycle over the years?

I have researched so much, but I could never find an actual or straightforward answer... Q. What changes have been made to the bicycle in the last 10 years to improve its technology?
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1answer
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Are MIPS helmets compatible with helmet mount lights or cameras?

I've been looking to buy a new mountain bike helmet. New helmets are touting the potential benefits of MIPS slip plane technology. However, I tend to do a lot of night riding and mount lights on both ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Cannot find 42 tooth chainring for triple crankset [closed]

I have a Tiagra triple chainset on my touring bike, it is 9 speed and has a 130 BCD. all avenues save buying a new entire chainset have been exhausted including trying the local bike shops. any tips ...
0
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2answers
57 views

What are the best MTB Tennis Shoes ? (without clippers) [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend any type of tennis shoe that could help me not to slip while on my mountain bike but without having to use clippers. The thing about clippers is that I hate not having enough time ...
2
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1answer
57 views

click noise from chainrings

I'm experiencing clicking noises when I put pressure on the pedals (either side). The bike is a CAAD12 105 (it has FSA chainrings). I've done some investigation to pinpoint the source of the clicking....
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2answers
81 views

Is it possible to get distance travelled without gps

The GPS on my phone KILLS the battery life. If you going on a decent ride which I will be once i have the fitness required, then you'll need a portable battery of some sort. Is it not possible for a ...
2
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1answer
33 views

Rear Derailleur - getting stuck in largest rear cog

Bike is only about 4 months old. I was indexing my gears last night, and the rear mech cage is getting stuck when shifting from largest cog to second largest cog. If I shift to the third largest cog, ...
3
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3answers
102 views

For Biking do Sneakers offer any advantage over Sandals?

I live in a tropical country. We have only two seasons. A rainy season that lasts for 4 months and a summer lasting the remaining 8 months. The maximum and minimum temperatures are 36 and 20 degrees ...
4
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1answer
51 views

Mongoose front rim size

I have a 1996 mongoose bike and I need to replace the front rim 20x1.95 All I can find is 20x1.75 Can I use a 1.95 tire on a 20x1.75 rim
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3answers
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Front wheel tube slowly leaks air

After I changed tires to conti 4 seasons in my road bike, the front wheel has been leaking air very slowly. I've changed tubes some 3 times already, and it keeps happening (after a couple of weeks). ...
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0answers
35 views

Suitable double mtb crankset

I am seeking suggestions for a suitable off-the-shelf MTB double crankset, 175mm crank arm length. The BB shell is 68mm wide, currently fitted with a Shimano Deore XT triple, 104 bcd 4 bolt pattern, ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Name of a certain modern rear-derailleur part at upper end of pivot [closed]

Some derailleurs, particularly "old style" drop-out-mounted ones have a pivot whose upper end is a kind of combination joint: it has a bushing that allows the pivot to rotate, under spring action, and ...
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2answers
126 views

Should I change the tire and tube or can it be patched?

Someone deliberately pierced the rear tire of my fixed gear bike. It's a 700cX25 tire with 700cX18-23 tube inside. As you can see from the image the threads have come out. I am not sure about the ...
4
votes
1answer
40 views

Shimano brakeset hood model compatibility

I am trying to find out if shimano brakeset hood have compatibility with different brakeset. In my specific case, I have a ST-2200 but can only find arround hood for ST-5800 or ST-6600. Is their a ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

How to remove skid marks from fabric?

What is an effective yet safe way to remove skid marks from fabric originating from keeping a bicycle on it?-- The back tire of my bicycle has been standing on a piece of rug and I need to clean the ...
5
votes
1answer
472 views

Does it harm if my bike to leave it in a workstand for 2 weeks?

If my Process 153 hangs like this in a workstand for two weeks does it cause any kind of harm?
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1answer
67 views

What is the model of my bike

I have anime that I lost it owners manual .. So it's question for me is here anyway to find out the model of that ?
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0answers
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Chain Slips off Front Gearset

New to all of this, so I don't really k ow the terms. Bear with me. Got a bike from a garage sale about a year ago, in nearly brand new shape, haven't really rode it. Over the past few months I've ...
2
votes
2answers
170 views

How beneficial is it to swap bikes?

Today I finally got a couple of Urban Cruisers I ordered a while ago. For the last 7 months I have been commuting on a very heavy cheap 29er mountain bike. These new ones feel incredibly light by ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Changing out suspension forks for non suspension forks

My wife has a Marin Bobcat Trai with 'In-Sync 266' suspension forks. She is not convinced they help her in any way so I was wondering if it is possible to change them out for non suspension forks. We ...
1
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0answers
44 views

How tolerant is the range of front derailleurs?

Say you have a front derailleur cited as having an 18T range, with a 42T main ring. According to the specification, the smallest inner ring can be 24T. But how strict is that? Is it possible to get ...
3
votes
1answer
72 views

Freezing headset cups to ease installation - does this actually work?

Sometimes it can be a tight fit installing a headset cup / race. Bike forums are full of people saying putting the cup in the freezer helps installation based on their anecdotal, uncontrolled ...
3
votes
2answers
67 views

Front Derailleur stays on smallest chain ring

I am trying to get an old mountain bike working. I have read and watched numerous videos on the front derailleur but have yet to find anyone having this same issues except for someone who had ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Saddle bag for camera?

I have a road bike with a saddle bag Topeak Wedge DryBag. My camera fits a little bit tight in the saddle bag. The question is: will the vibrations of the bike damage the camera? is this a save way to ...
3
votes
2answers
49 views

Gipiemme Parade Wheels Strange Noise

I have a set of Gipiemme Parade Wheels that look like this: The other day I was getting my bike out of the garage, and I lightly bumped my rear wheel with my foot. The wheel made a strange ...
5
votes
1answer
570 views

Can I just fit a cassette with more gears with the same derailleur?

I've got a Boardman Road Sport which I use for commuting and doing reasonable length rides during the week etc. I have Shimano Claris as my rear derailleur and so is some of my groupset. I would like ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

some resources for a bianchi [closed]

I've got a 1981 (i'm told) bianchi 10-speed road bike. I am having trouble left and right. is there anything as basic as a site wherein i could provide the serial number and get some general ...
1
vote
2answers
28 views

Shimano R785 140mm options

I'm looking at replacing my wheels on my Cannondale Synapse, and I can get a pretty good deal on a set of Renolyds 6 bolt hub wheels, but Shimano does not make a 6 bolt 140mm set of rotors. What I'm ...

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