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Are Osymetric chainring and power2max Classic power meter compatible?

I'm thinking about trying the famous Osymetric chainrings, and I would like to use it with a power2max Classic power meter. I just want to be sure that there are compatible? It's very difficult to ...
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Securing a bike on a car rack against theft [duplicate]

I sometimes find the need to leave my bike on my bike rack while I'm away from my car. It's a simple strapped-on rack, so locking the bike to the rack doesn't help. (My car doesn't have a towing ...
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my bike pedals but the back tire will not move

I have a mountain bike and it was working well.then I started to pedal and the back wheel isn't moving.could someone tell me what it could be?
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Does price have a huge impact on the quality of road bikes?

I want to buy a road bike but I have never had one. I have a limited budget and want to try triathlons. The good brands old bikes are really expensive. Even for a 25 years old bike I have to spend at ...
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Can I run a 10 speed cassette on an 11 speed wheel, but also keep run 10 speed on a 10 speed wheel

I bought a second hand cyclocross bike (running Shimano 105) and I ... love it. I've been doing some short commuting on it as well, but the nobbled tires are copping a pounding. I've got a spare set ...
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Bike options for winter commuting in the mountains

I live in the mountains of Vermont and bike 3 seasons a year on my trusty cyclocross bike. This year, I'd like to commute year round, through winter. My commute involves some steep, 10-18% climbs on ...
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Stem diameter question

Changing to an adjustable Ritchey stem on my Trek 7.3. My bars are 25.4 and the stem I'm looking at is stated to be for 25.8-26. With this being half a millimetre bigger, will it still fit ok? Many ...
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How can I tell what brand/make/year of bike I have

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/year my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike or just wait. The only information I got now is ...
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My rear bike wheel is wobbling back and forth when I ride

My rear bike wheel is wobbling back and forth when I ride. Nothing that I have done has worked and I was told that it was gonna cost $100 or more to fix. what do I do to fix it properly?
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Suitable upright bar brake lever for old caliper brake

I want to replace my existing drop bar and levers with an upright bar and brake lever that will work with the old side pull weinmann synmetric 733 brakes, that are long reach at 65mm according to ...
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How should I configure my tail-lights?

I currently own a Cygolite Hotshot which I use with a rack mount in flashing mode. I also have a PDW The red planet which I keep on steady burn. I wanted something brighter than TRP so I ordered a ...
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Controlling the state of bicycle components

I tried to formalize the maintenance of a bicycle. Every component must be periodically checked using the following algorithm: Begin 1: Wait for appropriate time Measure the component wearout ...
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Help identifying this frame?

I was told this was a Cinelli frame although it's clearly not. The fork seems to be original but I'm not sure of what it could be just by looking at its dropouts and lugs. The seat post is 26.8, ...
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Shifting from Shimano 2300 to Tiagra

I have a road bike that I use mostly for touring (2-3 day trips) and my daily commute (~25km). It's loaded with the Shimano 2300 (2013) 3 X 10 groupset. I know it's not the most efficient or ...
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Safe to shorten a dual-pivot caliper mounting nut?

I have a 2006 Specialized Langster. Unfortunately the brake bridge is not deep enough to insert the shortest caliper mounting nut I could find (10mm). The head of the nut should insert all of the way ...
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Why do riders not take advantage of other riders misfortune

Today on the Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali attacked while Chris Froome was having mechanical difficulties. According to the commentators and Froome himself, that's something you just don't do. ...
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2 questions: What bike is this? Also is this front wheel too big?

I found this bike one morning near my house and figured I'd bring it home to work on it/restore it. But I have no idea what make/model/year it is and I come asking for help. I can make out the ...
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Hole in road bike tire

This is 700x25 continental Ultra Sport II I noticed there are two holes in both tires, and wonder if this is a manufacturing fault, or simply a wear indicator?
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How should the brakes on a child's bike be adjusted?

I picked up a child's bike from the recycling center - and I was going to give it to a financially strapped worker that I know. The brakes could easily be adjusted to be quite a bit stronger - but ...
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Torque for Shimano Alfine 8/11 Speed Internally Geared Hub Axle Nuts?

I Googled for this, but couldn't find the proper torque (in Newton-meters) for Shimano Alfine 8- and 11-speed IGH axle nuts. I'm putting the hub back on the bike after removing the rear wheel. I'm no ...
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26er Rims for a 26x1.95 tire?

My rims are pretty old and I need help in buying a new one.Can i use a 26er Rims for a 26x1.95 tire?
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Converting from 7-speed to 10-speed rear wheel

My Bridgestone MB-5 currently has a 7-speed rear wheel. I'd like to convert it to a 10-speed. Is this possible? Is it practical?
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Upgrade conversion

Hello there I just refurbish and converted a Bridgestone MB -5. I using Shimano Sora flight deck shifters 3x8. Rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore front Shimano Derailleur. Crank is a Silgiovt sp ...
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How does riding on bumpy road while suspension fork locked and without slow down effects?

Is urban riding on bumpy road while suspension fork locked and without slow down harming to my bike or me? I don't care about my comfort so much. I don't want to slow down or to lose energy.
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Shimano Bottom Bracket LHS cup - splines all worn off. Removal tips?

In reference to one of these BB's: http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-UN54-Bottom-Bracket/dp/B0039369B4 My kid had successfully chamferred the left BB cup's splines, until there is no useable spline ...
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How to improve one's bike handling skills?

Are there any time tested ways to improve one's bike handling skills? Outside of regular riding (road) are there certain exercises one can do to increase body awareness on the bike, improve ...
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How do I know what is wrong with my brakes?

My brakes are not powerful anymore, it takes a few meters when fully pulling my brakes for my bike to come to a stop. Which means that the brakes'pads are touching the wheels but not enough. So, my ...
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Front brake cable loose from barrel adjuster

The cable for the front brake on a rim brake has come loose, and I can't get it to squeeze into the barrel adjuster screw properly.
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How can I protect cables in inclement weather?

I cycle year round, in Maine. It is pretty much guaranteed my brakes and shifter cables will need replacement in the spring, even if I try to maintain and clean the bike after each ride. Does anyone ...
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what lubricant should I use?

The Jockey and idler of my derailer, are not spinning as freely as I would like. What type of lubricant should I put on these derailer pulleys to make them spin more freely?
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how do I fix my chain in this situation? [closed]

My back tire won't move when I move the pedals, the chain is connected to it and everything but the tire won't move with the chain, how do I fix this?
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Repaint over a pink bike [duplicate]

My son is now 6 years old and has outgrown his small bike. There is a bike available from his elder sister but it is pink colour. This pink bike might work for him for a year or two before he outgrows ...
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1answer
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Any experience with spokes breaking on new Trek 720 touring bike

I have a new Trek 720 Touring bike with about 1000 miles and have broken two spokes on the rear tire in the past two weeks and haven't yet added the weight of panniers. This is a 24 spoke wheel and ...
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How to fix precession in pedal axle?

The axle on my bike that supports the pedals appears to have loosened, so that there is precession in it - I can slightly jiggle the pedals back and forth in a perpendicular direction to the axis. ...
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Fitting new wheel with 10 speed to a bike fitted with 8 speed [on hold]

I own a Specialized Allez road bike which is 8 speed. I've just bought new wheels and want to put a 10-speed cassette on, like the previous owner. What will I have to do to the bike so that the gears ...
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1answer
62 views

Can I install a gears cassette on a regular bike?

I was given a bicycle for my birthday (yai!), it has 24" wheels and it is awesome! But it is single speed and sometimes it is hard to ride up-hill in my daily commute. Could I change the rear gear ...
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Always cycling in highest gear, why?

For all my life I have noticed that I always cycle in the highest gear (most of my bikes had at least 3x7, so it wasn't a lack of options) whilst most serious cyclists cycle on relatively low gears ...
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Campagnolo Ultrashift, Escape, Powershift Identification

Can anyone help identify if this generation of Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed alloy-only is ultrashift, escape, powershift, etc? I've done a bit of googling, but without much more knowledge on the parts, ...
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How to commute to work on your bike and dress up

I have a question regarding commuting to work on a bike. I recently moved to a new location because of a new job. The drive to work is roughly 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic (no freeway or ...
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Are any anti-theft GPS trackers dynamo powered?

I am considering an anti-theft GPS tracker for my bicycle, but I am worried about battery life. Are there any that recharge from a hub dynamo?
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Long term benefits and risks of bicycling

For half a year now I commute to work by bike everyday. It's 30 km each day, about 18.5 miles. I have a good bike, it's comfortable as well as it has good components so I'm having fun riding it. ...
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How to reinstall a tension screw of a V - brake that been fully unscrewed

I just bought a new showgun mountain bike and I was loosening the tension screw and it came completely out and I'm having a problem putting it back in
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456 views

Biking to the airport / leaving a bike for a week

I'd like to try riding to the airport or to public transit when I travel. Does anybody do this? Any suggestions for how to secure a bike if you're going to need to leave it for a week or so?
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Where do you leave your bike on cafe stops and water breaks?

Where should I leave my bike on longer rides when stopping at a cafe or going into a store to get water? Do you carry a lock in your jersey? Leave it outside? What is a good lock? What should I do ...
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1answer
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What is the cost saving from manufacturing bikes in China vs USA or Taiwan?

I went to a bike shop recently and was surprised to see big "Made in China" stamps on the Trek mountain bikes. I did some research and apparently all the big bike makers manufacture in China now. I ...
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0answers
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What can I replace a Shimano SL-M760 shift lever with?

My right-hand Shimano SL-M760 9-speed shift lever broke, and unfortunately I can't seem to find a new one online (I'm in Germany). I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of Shimano 9-speed shift levers ...
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1answer
53 views

Stressed spoke on downhill turns

I am on a road bike and when I descend quickly going downhill and lean severely into tight turns I almost feel a ringing crunchiness type feeling and it seems like one spoke is receiving more stress ...
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2answers
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Mudguard/fender width advice

I have a Trek 7.3 with 700x32cc tyres. I've been offered a set of SKS mudguards that are 35mm wide. These are only going to be 3mm wider than my tyres and I'm worried I'll still get a lot of spray off ...
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Endomondo without autopause

Suppose I saved my training on Endomondo (android) with autopause option disabled. I have my training stored and I can view it on the endomondo.com site. But I want to "simulate" autopause i.e. I ...
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Hard to diagnose squeaking

I am in an ongoing battle to try to get a squeak to go away. Here is what I know (sorry for the length): 1) The sound is a very loud squeaking (chalk on the board) that, at its worst, persists ...

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