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1answer
79 views

do you think fixie can beat gear/non-fixie bikes?should i buy new bike? [closed]

i have hero hawk(road bike) which is 10 years old do you think i can beat non fixie bike with this or should i buy new bike? do you recommend fixie or non-fixie bikes?
7
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1answer
149 views

Using cheap bike computer as a cadence indicator, possible?

Has anyone ever tried just using a cheap ($5 for example) bike computer but instead of using the wheels, placing the magnet on the crank arms and then calibrating it to show cadence instead of road ...
1
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2answers
109 views

Hypothetical 1x10 simplification to 1x3 or 1x5

This is a hypothetical question that will help viewers (including myself) better understand gears and their limitations. Suppose someone sees a bike they like at a local bikeshop and it just happens ...
5
votes
2answers
165 views

How do I change the granny gear on a cheap Walmart mountain bike?

I have a cheap ($100) 26" Walmart mountain bike (Hyper Summit) that has a triple chainring (24,34,42). It appears there is no easy way to remove the granny gear since it has what looks like some type ...
4
votes
2answers
55 views

10 / 11sd compatibility

I own a road bike with a SRAM Red 10 speed 110 BCD crankset and chainrings. I am upgrading the bike to the SRAM 11 speed shifters, cassette, chain and derailleurs. Do I have to buy a whole new SRAM ...
2
votes
1answer
180 views

Muscles sore and ridicously stiff after riding

After buying my first bike I've probably not missed a single day without sitting on the bike. I've been probably riding 10km per day after being somewhat out of shape. Over the days I've noticed ...
1
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0answers
18 views

How to know what size of bike is suitable for your height and weight? [duplicate]

There are many parameters when buying a bike, but the important one is the bike size. I want to know how to get the specs for the bike. Any good websites that help you in this regard?
3
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6answers
272 views

List of tools to take apart a bike to minimise space for storage

I have a bike that I would like to take apart to store for the winter. I live in a college dorm and don't have much space. What are the basic tools that I would need to take it apart? I think taking ...
0
votes
5answers
131 views

How to equip a bike to avoid parts being stolen [duplicate]

I'm looking for a bike (road bike) in Paris, to move around and avoid train and subways. The only thing that I don't want, is to see my bike stolen a week after I bought it. What are the good ideas ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

what does a 22 gear bike look like?

I read that road bikes on average have around 22 gears and mountain bikes up to 30-40. But my hybrid only has gears numbered 1-3 on the left hand and gears numbered 1-8 on the right, so my bike's a 8 ...
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votes
1answer
25 views

identifying make of MTB alloy suspension bike with frame number AMO1021160 [closed]

IDENTITY OF Mountain bike FULL SUSPENSION FRAME NUMBERED AMO1021160
5
votes
1answer
53 views

Back wheel started moving backwards when pedalling backwards

I have a 10 year old cheap 21 speed mountain bike that I have only ever done basic maintenance on (replacing inner tubes, tyres, brake pads, lubricating chain etc). I have just noticed that when I ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

How useful/valuable is internal cabling?

I'm in the market for a new bike. I'm not a club rider but a utilitarian one: I commute on my bike, visit friends and run errands. On average I probably ride 2-4 miles per day, almost entirely on good ...
4
votes
2answers
59 views

Switching brakes from mechanical to hydraulics. Disk rotor question

Can I use the disk rotor from the current mechanical brake when I switch to hydraulic?
3
votes
1answer
46 views

Would it be better to fly with my full-size road bike or rent at the destination?

I'm trying to weigh whether to fly from Ireland with my full-size roadbike during my vacation in Italy or whether to rent. Can you give me some rough sense of the costs involved and how I might come ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Shimano integrated shifter/brake: Cantilever compatible with V-Brake?

I have to replace an integrated shifter/brake, right side, 7 speed Shimano STX. Is a shifter for V-brake (e.g., this) compatible? Bobotech recommends here not to do such replacement. This question ...
4
votes
1answer
30 views

Crankshaft snags and loses resistance while cycling

I have a hybrid (18+ years old) that I use for daily commuting which has developed a problem with the cranks. Every so often (perhaps 10% of the time) when I push down on either crank arm after ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

Are there geometrical differences between framesets optimised for flats vs drops, other than top tube length?

Question background: I am on the cusp of buying a 'do it all' bike for commuting and light touring. The bike i'm looking at (Genesis Croix de Fer 2015 model) comes with drop handlebars. I would like ...
5
votes
4answers
163 views

Bike bag options for commuting to and from Airport

I've got a quick trip later in the year to Italy and I'm considering biking on my full sized road bike to/from the airport at both ends of the trip. I'll have my trusty Chrome Industries Rolltop 37 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Shimano STX rear shifter, broken spring

I have to repair a Shimano STX shifter 7 speed (from a Raleigh MT200 bike from 1995). I am almost sure it has a broken spring, similar to that pictured in ...
4
votes
2answers
56 views

Correct cable end for Shimano BL-M421 brake lever

I have a Specialized mtb that has been changed over from V-brakes to disc brakes (by previous owner). After using it for a while, I've noticed binding in the brakes which I think is due to the way the ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

[MTB ]How much can my bike endure? [closed]

I recently bought a (Mountainbike) Bergamont Revox 3.0 and I'm concerned that I'm not taking proper care of it. I want to know if I can, for example, ride down a flight of stairs or switch the gears ...
9
votes
2answers
668 views

Are curved aluminum forks safe?

This is an entry-level road bike made by "Upland", a Chinese company. That fork is aluminum. You usually only see steel (and sometimes carbon) forks curved like that. The only reason you would ...
1
vote
3answers
153 views

Is it better fitness-wise to ride at the maximum gear?

I just wanted to know if I will be doing more effort while riding at the maximum gear all the time, rather than changing gears constantly. My commute is an hour long, but I want it to be tougher on ...
5
votes
3answers
447 views

Advantages of mounting bottle under frame

I'm wondering if there are any advantages to mounting ones water-bottle on the bottom of the down tube, near the ground, versus on top of the tube. I'm mainly interested in the advantages, or lack ...
5
votes
1answer
49 views

Which front and rear lights can run while charging?

I have a 52V battery pack on my krampus, which I use for commuting to work. I plan on buying a DC-DC converter with two USB outputs to run headlight and taillight. So my requirements are mostly to ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Changing the entire chain gear mechanism

I have a Lapierre shaper 100. I am looking to change my entire chain mechanism as some of these parts need to be changed. I have selected my components, and I am hoping you can tell me if these ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Need a replacement 42 ring for an Ultegra 9 speed triple

I am replacing my chainrings on a Shimano Ultegra triple crankset. It is 9 speed circa 2003. I can't find a replacement 42 ring as I don't think they make them any more. (I have the replacement 30 and ...
6
votes
2answers
202 views

Why does hunger have a much more drastic effect in cycling than in other endurance activities?

When I'm out cycling I know that once I feel hungry, I only have around half an hour to refuel, otherwise I will bonk in a way that all performance is lost and it feels as if the only way to get me ...
1
vote
4answers
123 views

Gear shifts and drive speed on bikes

If I am driving in the 5th gear, can I know what is my velocity? Let's assume I am on a perfectly flat surface and moving monotonously.
9
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1answer
132 views

Are presta valve cores universal?

Is a Stan's presta valve necessarily compatible with presta valve cores from other manufacturers? Or do they all have different threads?
2
votes
2answers
57 views

disk brake rotors mounting on bmx hubs

Preface: I am going to start building out new bike for myself and decided to put disk brakes on my new bmx build as an additional challenge. I am old school and prefer brakes on front as well, it ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

What is the widest tire for the 27.5+ width rims?

Assuming that there's a line between fat wheels and plus sized wheels (which I am not sure of), then, where would this line be? I read that a 3.5" tire is considered a "plus" one. Like ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Key points to ensure that a trainer is compatible with bicycle?

What should I be looking at to ensure that my bicycle and my trainer are compatible? The current question is: I currently have a Surly Disc Trucker with 26 inch geometry, would that be compatible ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

what is difference between remote lockout and hydraulic lockout?

hey does anybody know if a hydraulic lockout can be used with a remote? like if a bicycle has an option of remote lockout. does that mean the remote has been added to mechanical or hydraulic ...
6
votes
2answers
86 views

How do I find the right size of bottom bracket?

I have an old cup-and-cone system that I need to replace; for the sake of simplicity, I would like to replace it with a cartridge. Alas, I have no idea how to figure out what dimensions of the ...
5
votes
1answer
588 views

Why isn't my quill stem controlling the front wheel of my bike? [duplicate]

Please excuse me if some of my terminology is off. I don't know much about bikes. When I came home from college I noticed that the seat of my bike was way to high and the headset was really low, I ...
0
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1answer
23 views

XTR Di2 front derailleur mount for Cannondale Scalpel 29r

Is there an adapter to mount a XTR Di2 front derailleur on a Cannondale Cannondale Scalpel 29r? picture of stock mount Images from BikeRadar:
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2answers
43 views

What is the best way to secure a bike on a bus bike rack?

This question involved a bicycle stolen off the front of a San Francisco muni bus. Up to now, I never thought much about how vulnerable my steed is on a bus. What is the best way to secure a bicycle ...
5
votes
4answers
112 views

Windows Phone as a Bike Computer - What is the current State of the Art?

I have a Windows Lumia 532 phone. I currently use the Cycle Tracks GPS app to track and record trips and then upload to Ride With GPS and/or Strava. There is not a native Strava app. I've recently ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Braze on or what sort of clamp on a Cinelli frame?

I'm seeing a ridiculously good local deal on a Cinelli Experience frame. I think I'll build it up with entry Campagnolo stuff (also seeing a deal). I am mildly confused about the front derailleur ...
5
votes
2answers
101 views

V Brake does not snap back

The rear brake lever on my hybrid does not seem to snap back after I release as quickly as it used to, and it doesn't release as quickly as the front brake. These are standard Shimano V brakes, in ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Trek 26" mtb disc, how to change up crank set /gear size? [duplicate]

What should I consider with regard to the front gear (derailleur) selector unit when changing up from a 42 to a 48 tooth crankset? I have changed a few similar cranksets but not done a gear ratio ...
2
votes
2answers
138 views

How to approach driver after near-miss? [duplicate]

I have plenty of near-miss incidents. Most of the time I just awkwardly cycling along with the 'near-miss' driver* (urban, so plenty of traffic lights). And it truly feels awkward! This time I tried ...
3
votes
3answers
79 views

hub dynamo, maybe loose contact; maintanance?

I experience problems with my shimano hub dynamo. Few days ago, I stood in the dark, without any visible damage. Measurement prove that the dynamo does not deliver power. I measured DC and AC ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

Need help identifying this vintage bike

I got it out an old farm shed in Mt Pleasant, South Australia. It has a Mansfield seat, and an Eadie coaster rear hub. All I can find out about the frame is that it says Blake on the front. I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Innertube fat on one side, skinny on the other [duplicate]

I just bought a bicycle/bike tube (20"), when i inflate it, 1 side of it goes big/fat and the other just inflates normally, what should i do? , its happened with some of my other tubes.
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Where to buy 2012 SE Lager parts? [closed]

Two years ago, I got hit by a car. I was fine, but my bike's fork and front tire were destroyed, so I got a new bike. Now this bike has been sitting outside for 2 years. If I wanted to replace ...
4
votes
2answers
75 views

Pedals won't turn normally following strange noises

My bike suddenly started creaking and squeaking very loud, and moreso the more pressure I put on the pedals. Then the pedals got stickier and harder to turn until I couldn't turn them at all. This was ...
5
votes
3answers
173 views

Are there fenders designed specifically for bikes with racks?

I have a bike with a rear rack and want to buy a rear fender. Is there any fender that is specifically designed to be used in a combination with a bike rack?

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