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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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571 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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At what speed does Aerodynamics of a bike come into play?

Is a more aero bike more efficient than less aero bike at 10mph? At what speed does Aerodynamics affect your speed significantly. update: "The question is dealing with the minimum speed that a ...
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What is the difference between Light and Motion's Urban 800 Chainbreaker and Urban 800 Anchor Steam bike lights?

The only difference I can see is the color, but their website lists them as separate products. http://www.lightandmotion.com/choose-your-light/urban
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Find or fabricate a metal bracket for bicycle trailer

My family and I just recently jumped into cycling. We bought two bikes for my wife and myself and a pull behind trailer for our 1.5 year old little girl. Problem is, my bike has a very small point ...
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1answer
40 views

Can I use a 3x10 shifter/brake lever on a 3x8 bike?

I have a 3x8 road bike, but mistakenly bought a 3x10 Shimano derailleur/brake lever. Will it work or should I exchange?
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cancer survivor and fitness [closed]

I am a two-time cancer survivor ...head/neck and lung (they removed a lobe in the second instance) ... I have been biking for a couple of years now (I bought a fixie, since it was cheap and I wasn't ...
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1answer
88 views

Presta Valves keep failing

New to this site. Hope you can Help. I have been commuting on a hybrid for years. A nice CUBE with hybrid tyres with Scrader valve. The odd puncture here and there. Par for the course. Now I have ...
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1answer
131 views

Minimum training maximum outcome

My question is: how to get most of minimum training? The problem is that I have limited time during week and I cannot go out for an 1hour or longer trip and I do not want to ride after dark for safety ...
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144 views

Preventing staining of clothes when carrying bike

Is there any reliable way to carry a bike (of non-insignificant weight) without ruining the clothes one's wearing? I live in a part of the world where millions of people ride in plain clothes every ...
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1answer
236 views

Cannot get chain link out

My chain broke so I decided I'd fix it. Don't have a tool to take apart the chain so I tried hammer and a nail over a wrench to no avail. Messed up the chain pretty bad too. Is there such a chain ...
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Frame with bottle cage boss ripped out - how serious is the damage?

I'm a huge fan of Greg Lemond so naturally when this frame showed up in my local Facebook page with just the frame and headset, no fork. I got very excited. The seller says that the bottle cage boss ...
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2answers
102 views

Part of chain link broken

I just got this bike from a neighbor and I saw that one of the chain links is broken on one side but not the other. What's the cheapest way to fix this situation? The bike is a Next Xelite that I'm ...
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0answers
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GT Aggressor SR Suntour XR27 crankset is worn out. New replacement?

Help finding a XR27 or new replacement. i tried the crankset from my other bike ,but, the small ring hits the frame because it is different backspace. 1999 GT Aggressor 20".
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Something clicks while pedaling

My road bike with square taper Chorus crankset has developed a click when pedaling. The click happens always in the same pedal position, right crank forward, on both chainrings. Since the noise ...
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Problem with chain skipping when pedaling hard

If I pedal hard, i.e. while standing/taking off/going uphill, the chain skips over the cogs making a load screeching noise and my foot just sinks to the bottom position. I attempted to fix this ...
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SR Suntour CR9 suspension cartridge removal

How does one remove the cartridge of a SR Suntour CR9 cartridge? This video shows how for other types, but the CR9 doesn't have the bottom bolt (you have to go in deep on the left side and unscrew a 5 ...
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The correct pulley/cog for a shimano tourney tx35 rear derailleur?

One of the cogs broke on my Schwinn Ranger and was wondering how the sizes ratios work on derailleurs? What would be the correct cog size to get for shimano tourney tx35 Rear Derailleur? Thank you
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Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29 142mm compatible?

I have a set of 2008/2009 Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29 wheels, which are set up as QR9 100/135. Can these be converted to 15mm thru-axle front, 142x12 mm thru-axle rear with different end caps?
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1answer
55 views

Single Speed vs Multi Speed

When coasting (not pedaling) downhill, do single speed bikes tend to be faster than multi speed bikes? Assume that both types are road bikes with similar frame, tires, etc.
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1answer
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Best rear derailleur for a Schwinn ranger?

A few days ago the cog on my Schwinn Ranger rear bike derailleur broke in half after changing gears. I examined the cog and it was made of flimsy plastic. Was wondering if I could put a new/different ...
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134 views

How to keep bikes safe while camping with a car

I'm planning to make a trip through Europe this year with my girlfriend. Bikes are going to travel on a roof rack. We are going to sleep on campgrounds in tents most of the time. So my biggest concern ...
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1answer
242 views

TdF - Mountain stages without a front derailleur?

An article on VeloNews about EPO use featured the following photo of Lance Armstrong from Stage 8 of the 2003 Tour de France: I noticed that Lance does not have a front derailleur. His left shifter ...
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1answer
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700c 28er - same as 29er?

I thought that all 700c/622 wheels were "29er" compatible or basically the same size; 622mm. I had the tire off a Mavic Aksium wheel yesterday and was surprised that it is labeled 700c 28''. Is ...
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Which e-bike kit should I choose? Hub vs chain driven (hilly terrain)

I am looking in buying one of these budget (I am on tight budget) kits: Chain driven kit cost $100 front wheel hub kit cost $100 My bike is multi gear and where I live there are some challenging ...
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Are tall bikes more efficient?

I am considering getting a cruising bike to swap out riding with my existing, shorter mountain bike. I saw one I liked, for several reasons, in the store that is a 29" size. I am tall and could handle ...
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51 views

Are advantages of a 11/28T cassette noticeable over a 14/28T cassette?

I have been riding a road bike for 2 years now and I am being forced to replace it due to damage. I am now considering upgrading to a 11-28T rear cassette. Would doing so give me a major advantage as ...
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How can I teach an 18 year old girl to ride again? (Not ridden since 7)

How can I teach an 18 year old girl to ride a bicycle again after she has stopped riding at the age of 7 due to crashing into a tennis net and getting scared about cycling. She's 1.6 m (Approx 5' 3"). ...
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1answer
42 views

Adding suspension forks to rigid bicycle [duplicate]

I'm thinking of adding suspension forks to a rigid mtb. I realized that the geometry will change with the front higher and so the chain will be slanted up. Does this affect how hard and tiring is it ...
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Town bike intermittently harder to pedal

I have a Dutch town bike with backpedal brakes (omafiets). I live in Amsterdam where it's flat and have checked the tires are fully inflated. Originally the bike was very easy to pedal and often it ...
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Recommendation for tracking device [closed]

I plan to buy a tracking watch/device and I'm looking for recommendations. Two key features that I can think of are heart rate monitor gps tracking I think that Polar M400 provides these ...
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3answers
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Lighter bicycle locks not made of steel

Nowadays there are so many different high-tech materials, so I wonder if there is a suitable material for bicycle locks that would be much less heavy than hardened steel. If there isn't one, can ...
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1answer
55 views

New bottom bracket and crankset - what spindle length?

I have a bike that I'm doing up as a project and I need to replace the bottom bracket (old-school square taper). Since the front chainring (single, 46 teeth, riveted) is pretty badly worn I was going ...
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2answers
67 views

Change gear on a shimano Schwinn Ranger, not sure what Allen key size to use?

I've tried an Allen key 7/64 but that didn't work and the others on my Allen key set but none seem to fit this shimano on a Schwinn Ranger. One of the derailleur cogs broke in half. Here is an image ...
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2answers
41 views

Regina Extra Freewheel or Cassette

I have a road bike (Carlton Flyer, 1977) with a regina extra rear cassette. I'm interested in downgearing it (i live on a massive hill) and am trying to identify whether it is a freewheel or cassette ...
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1answer
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What are rotary gears? Sturmey Archer 3 Speed

I am confused by the three three-speed hubs that Sturmey Archer offers that are supposedly the same thing (3 speed hubs with a 177% range). I can gather that the S-RF3 is simply an Aluminum version of ...
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1answer
52 views

Broken Cogset-Back Wheel will not turn when pedaling

I have an older road bike. I noticed that when I tried to go up large hills a few years ago, I would pedal but the back wheel wouldn't get any power. Now the wheel will not turn at all when I am ...
4
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1answer
52 views

Need help identifying adult tricycle

I picked up an old adult tricycle to restore at a yard sale. It needs plenty of work and needs a bunch of new parts (spokes, fenders ect.), however I do not know anything about the tricycle except for ...
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1answer
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New Tektro Novela Disc Brakes

So two days ago I bought a brand new Carrera Sulcata MB. Ever since it came out of the shop the rear brake rubs constantly, but only on one side of the caliper. I've tried realigning by loosening, ...

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