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Is it fine to use road bikes for daily commute? [closed]

Is it fine to use the montra unplugged 1.1 2015 as a daily commute bike? Aluminium Alloy frame Kenda Koncept tyres, 700x23c
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1answer
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Why does my brake keep pinging out and almost killing me?

My back brake (top picture) is clamped down, as it should be. The quick release on the front won't stay down. I have tried loosening the cables, tightening them, nothing works. As you can see in the ...
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0answers
65 views

I wish to put road shifters in my mountain bike…please advise [duplicate]

Is it advisable to flash road shifters and handle on a mountain bike for daily commute? I wish to add nashbar n10 10,speed dual control shifters to my montra rock 1.1 2015 mountain bike.... Please ...
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3answers
131 views

Can I use a hardtail for MTB trail riding?

So, I have a tight budget of 600 USD. Now, I just wanted to say that I live in a big city, but I do want to ride trails more often. My intended use with the bike is to ride trails, and perform ...
2
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0answers
39 views

What are the advantages/Disadvantages to clip and clipless pedals? [duplicate]

I`m fairly new to the sport and I see the people in my town half have clips and the other clipless pedals. Is there any advantage to using clipless competitively or recreationally?
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1answer
45 views

When replacing brake pads, brake loses its grip

I wanted to replace my front wheel disc brake pads (Shimano BR-M785). For the purpose, I removed the front wheel and removed the existing pads. Then I tried to place the new pads and found out the ...
3
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0answers
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Can you indentify this vintage Moor MTB

I've recently acquired this bike: The Moor brand seems to be coming from Denmark. However, the SFMK CSCM sticker seems to be referring tot the "Suisse Motorbike and Bicycle Union". The bike was ...
9
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2answers
265 views

How can a recumbent tadpole trike brake three wheels with only two levers?

So this is probably a terrible idea, but I was looking at recumbent tadpoles recently and it just clicked. I would have two brake levers but three wheels. I would need to have to... 1.) Calibrate the ...
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1answer
48 views

Adjusting pedal / crank / other components to account for different leg sizes

I added a heal lift (~1 cm) for running to my right shoe after learning my right leg was slightly shorter than my left. Doing so alleviated any pain I was experiencing in my right knee. However, I'm ...
3
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1answer
73 views

How important is shoe weight?

Please do not confuse this with general weight on your bike or rotating weight. I'm onto about something completely different. Logic tells me that everytime you do a pedal stroke you need to lift ...
3
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0answers
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My santa cruz heckler ghost shifts from frame flex. Is there anything I can do?

I just bought a 2013 heckler used and found that it ghost shifts under heavy pedaling. I weight 230 so I am probably putting more pressure than average. But this only happens when I have smallest cog ...
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2answers
74 views

Can a threaded headeset be converted to a threadless headset

I just want to ask a burning question in my mind. I still ride a bike that uses threaded headsets, I was wondering if I could use the tightening cap of the headset as the base of the whole thing then ...
4
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1answer
278 views

Can I replace an inner tube with a Dunlop valve with one with a Schrader valve?

I've accidentally bought an inner tube with a Schrader valve for a bicycle that's currently fitted with Dunlop valves. Can I still use it or they require holes in the rim of a different size?
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1answer
244 views

Is it ok to stretch a steel fork from 90mm to 100mm?

I want to fit a 100mm front wheel on it but the current wheel seems to be 90mm wide..
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0answers
29 views

Shimano Deore shifters not returning to neutral position [duplicate]

Today I was adjusting the angle of brake levers and shifters and I messed up something. Gear shifting is working properly/smoothly (up and down, both on chain ring and cassette) it is just that thumb ...
3
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1answer
162 views

What are “M14/125” pedals?

While looking for replacement pedals for my old French bike, I've come across products which are labelled as having thread size "M14/125". Does this denote the "traditional French" threading of ...
1
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5answers
80 views

How do you clip your helmet to your bag when not wearing it?

I've been using a carabiner through the strap to clip my helmet to my backpack. But it seems clumsy, and the helmet dangles around a lot. I've seen other people with helmets closely mounted on a ...
2
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2answers
76 views

Help with choosing an entry level mountain bike

Me and my wife are looking to start cycling in the nearby nature. We aren't expert biker cyclers but are in reasonable shape (we're in our 20s). We're looking for two entry level bikes, each up to the ...
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0answers
50 views

Why use zip ties on Wald baskets? [closed]

Rivendell, LBSs, blog after blog... Everywhere I look, people recommend zip tying Wald baskets to racks rather than using the included hardware to fix directly to the bike. But I've yet to read an ...
5
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2answers
135 views

Tiredness after long rides

I did 140km ride 4 days ago, and 200km ride yesterday. After that second ride I was really tired. I didn't have any muscle sores, I averaged 25km/h, I could safely do more. But the whole body was in ...
1
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1answer
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Want to adjust/replace front fork suspension on a Next Break Point pro 26" bike. Has no access at the axle.

Very 'low end' fork, bottoms are pinched at axle point, so no access there. Is there a way to clean, adjust these or is fork replacement my only option?
3
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0answers
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Tool for Cannonade Carbon Si Crankset

Used a 3/8" hex key to remove the crank but the outer bolt needs to be tightened separately. Perhaps it's possible to tighten it with the crank off or do I need a special pin type tool. Its a ~2008 ...
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0answers
27 views

How do I lower Aero Bars without lowering hoods

1) Clip-on Aero Bars are too high. 2) Hoods must not be lower than they already are, higher would not hurt 3) I keep the drops, although height not too important My stem is already slammed, I can ...
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3answers
57 views

replacing wheels on a hybrid running on 700c

Using 700c wheels limits the choice of tyres and when touring tyres might be hard to find. Is there a problem in using 26 in wheels instead.
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0answers
29 views

Maintenance After Riding a Road Bike in the Rain [duplicate]

I have a relatively new road bike but have never ridden it in the rain or anywhere wet. Let's say, it rains one day and gets my bike pretty wet, what steps do I need to take right after the ride to ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Little rear rotor clearance

I have just test fit my wheel on a Litespeed T5gravel that I'm building and I see there is less than 1mm of clearance between the rear rotor and the chain stay. The rotor is currently a 160mm avid ...
3
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0answers
48 views

What's the strongest way to bond a cable stop to an aluminum frame?

I recently picked up another well loved GT road bike frame- it's in great shape aside from a missing downtube cable stop. The model is a ZR 4000 probably from 1999, it's 7005 heat treated aluminum. My ...
11
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8answers
439 views

How much cheaper is cycling than driving?

How much does a rider spend, on average, with the bicycle per unit-distance? And with the car per unit-distance? Are there any official or academical data?
2
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1answer
38 views

Why are my pedals not in the correct position

Why are my pedals not in the correct position? one is up the other is pointed forward. they should be 1 up and 1 down. Huffy Rock Creek Shimano
2
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1answer
29 views

V-Brake brake blocks non-centred posts

I just bought some Clarks CPS301 Brake Blocks (V-Brake brake blocks). The threaded posts are positioned slightly off-centre, towards the front. This is different from my old, unbranded ones where the ...
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0answers
24 views

650b for small rider?

I'm considering getting a bike for my friend; she is interested in riding road/gravel with me, doesn't own a bike of her own, and doesn't know too much about what's available. She is about 5 feet ...
8
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4answers
203 views

Minimalist setup for a “travelling bike mechanic”?

I have very little living/working space of my own and so, in order to keep my personal bike in working order, I need to be able to transport "bike mechanic stuff" (e.g. tools, screws, cables, inner ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Can I Upgrade shimono Ultegra 9 speed 12-27 cassette

I have a 2009 Trek 7.7 FX with Ultegra 12-27T cassette, 50/39/30 Front triple. I want to upgrade the rear cassette to give better hill climbing gears. Can I fit an 11-34 Rear cassette and if so what ...
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1answer
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Issue with PF30 BB on Boost frame - 2-3mm crank arm clearance

I have a brand new Titanium Boost 29er hardtail. The frame uses a PF30 BB and the BB shell is 73mm wide. I have installed the recommended RaceFace cinch PF30 bottom bracket with a Race face Next SL ...
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1answer
24 views

changing rim sizes

I bought a trek Marlin 5 with 29 inch wheels. I was wondering if I could switch the 29ers with 27.5 inch wheels. I would prefer the 27.5 inch wheels for some 20-30 foot jumps I've been hitting. Would ...
5
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1answer
65 views

Rim brake pad interchangeability?

Working on rehabbing donated bikes for Christmas Anonymous, I regularly encounter bikes where the rim brake pads have hardened to the point that the brakes are ineffective. We have a stock of ...
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0answers
30 views

Schwinn Spirit Trailer - Bearing Repair

I bought a used Schwinn Spirit trailer and have converted it into a flatbed to use on a self-supported tour. I'm working on the wheels right now, but I am having trouble removing the old sealed ...
4
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0answers
42 views

Replacing Crankset

My dad bought a 2004 Fuji Absolute hybrid used and I rode it to a DIY shop to get everything checked out. On the way, the the chain came off once (1.5mi). Turns out the right crank arm is a little ...
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vote
1answer
59 views

From Trek to Surly - advice on frame size

I have a Trek FX7.3, frame size 22.5 inches. I'm looking to swap the frame out for a Surly Cross Check. Has anyone done a similar build? Also, what frame size would you recommend that I go for? Just ...
3
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2answers
55 views

Rear wheel noise

If i lift up my bicycle and spin the rear wheel, it sounds like its rubbing something, even though it does not have any direct contact with frame or brake pads. I checked it and its not rubbing ...
8
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1answer
622 views

How to install bicycle pedals without a notch on the spindle?

I bought a pair of bicycle pedals that to my surprise had no notches on the pedal spindle to use when tightening them. I managed to screw them in by hand, but they are not quite tight since I can't ...
4
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4answers
88 views

Inner chainring bent on 6 week old MTB

I bought a new Voodoo Bizango 2015 6 weeks ago. When I was out earlier I changed down and the chain somehow got wedged between the 2 front chainrings (It's 2x10) and bent the inner ring. I've read on ...
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2answers
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Downshifting problems

My wife has a bicycle like this. It is only a few months old and it gets light use on weekends on (smooth) some dirt roads. Recently it sometimes fails to downshift at the rear (i.e. shift to the ...
5
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7answers
174 views

Why do I keep getting flats?

I only bike for pleasure and sometimes to get around. I know very little about bikes. A few months ago I got a B'Twin mountain bike. Where I live now I do not feel safe biking in the city so I only ...
5
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2answers
153 views

Should I be continually weighting the handlebars?

When riding a non-technical flat or ascent, should the arms support some of the rider's weight? I have noticed that even in those situations, I can freely let go of the bars and continue pedaling ...
3
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1answer
63 views

If chain/ BB/ casette are dead can chainrings and derailleurs still be OK?

I bought a brand new bike last May (2015 Brodie Elan) and proceeded to put 11,000km on it by November (cross Canada ride plus some commuting). Around the 11,000km mark I brought it back to the shop ...
4
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1answer
112 views

What is the logic to the order of Shimano Components?

I understand that the product lines (105, DuraAce, etc.) are ranked in terms of quality, and that last years high model drops to this year's low model. Could someone lay out the logic for the naming ...
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vote
2answers
39 views

can i replace my rims 622x19 hybrid for a 622x17?

i have a bike my rear wheel was stolen here in DC. the original was a 622x19. i have one which is 622x17 my question. is that ok ans safety to use it on ky bike? thank you.
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2answers
83 views

Quick warmup before descent

When going for a day ride, climb a hill, have a beer and a sandwich and then shread on the familiar path down - all is well and fun. However, if I go on a after-work-and-sleep-in-sleeping-bag ride or ...
4
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1answer
65 views

Rim dish and flange angle problem

this is the n-th time I have faced with this problem. The problem is than one flange of the rim is higher than another one. As you can see on the photo. My rim is new this time, I have dynamo ...

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