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1x Specific Chain

I was shopping around and noticed the presence of 1x specific chains for the specific cassette size (9, 10, 11). Is there actually something special about these changes or is this just marketing? 1X ...
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2answers
61 views

Lock to fit around Big Apple tyres (28x2.35)

I have a new bike on the way which has Big Apple tyres (28x2.35), which will be my first experience with tyres this big. I'll also be installing fenders. I'm wondering if my Kryptonite Evo Mini-5 is ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Does Cycling Cause Erectile Dysfunction and Sterility [duplicate]

 While some of my friends argue that cycling causes erectile dysfunction and sterility (because the testicles are held tightly  close to the body by the padded shorts and because of the constant ...
2
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1answer
52 views

How often should I clean my BMX bike?

I recently got my bike and rode it for a good 4 hours yesterday. I'm pretty new to BMX riding, and really want to maintain my bike well. I hear people clean their bike every time they finish, but ...
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57 views

Oil/lube for shimano freehubs

After an extremely muddy and wet MTB race (riding in puddles covering the brake rotors) I need to do a full bike overhaul. The only thing I don't know is what lube to use after degreasing the ...
8
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bike design for a crooked hip

One of my hips turns out a bit more than it ‘ought’ to. It doesn't affect my walking, but on a bicycle it means that my knee on that side must exert force at an unnatural angle. It was less of a ...
3
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2answers
159 views

My back wheel will no longer spin freely

im new to this site and don't know anything about how to repair bikes. My Problem is I put my bike into my shed (the shed is cold and damp) and never used it for 3 weeks, it was ok when I put it in ...
4
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2answers
102 views

My rear disk brake doesn't lock in place. Don't know whether hydraulic or mechanical

My rear brake does not work (disc brake) MTB for anything. It does not skid or even stop for that (brand new) What should I do? I went to my local bike shop in India and he told me that disc brakes ...
4
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2answers
93 views

Chain skipping mid cassette after a clean

I have cleaned my chain and gears with rubbing alcohol and towels. Afterwards, I applied some chain lube on the chain. Now, when under a lot of torque, the chain skips and slips mid-cassette. Low ...
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0answers
22 views

Exceptions to 3/8x24 for coaster axle threads?

Is there such a thing as a contemporary coaster hub that uses 10x1 or 3/8x26? Trying to figure something out without the bike in front of me.
5
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0answers
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Shimano Nexus 3 (SG-3C41) 2 and 3 gear problem - Ring Gear Unit Repair

I have this internal gear hub and i try to fix it. 1st gear is ok. On 2nd and 3rd gear, especially when I run faster, the hub is not engaging properly, missing engagement sometimes. It is not problem ...
7
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6answers
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Heavy Rider (300lb+) - Please recommend a 26" tyre to avoid tyre pinch

I ride a hybrid on 26" rims currently fitted with hybrid tires. As I am 300lbs+ the rear tire runs permanently deformed/flat and the rims ride over the rubber causing tire pinch. Can anyone ...
3
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1answer
37 views

Basic chainset compatibility question

I need to replace my chainset (42x34x22). Would a 42x32x22 be a compatible replacement?
4
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2answers
65 views

Is it possible to remove a coaster brake from a preschooler's bike?

My boss bought her 4 and 3 year old a bicycle for Christmas, but she didn't notice that one had double hand brakes and the other has only a front hand brake and a coaster brake in the back. The 4 ...
3
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1answer
39 views

Options for new equipment when replacing older parts that are end of life?

I have a 2004 Giant OCR Touring. It is a used bicycle. These old touring bikes are a mix of mtn-bike and road bike parts. Most typically a road front derailleur/crank and a mtn-bike rear derailleur. ...
7
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2answers
109 views

How can I tell if a tire contains slime?

I recently had an inner tube on my mountain bike changed, but it was my wife that actually took the bike in to the shop for service. When it came back I noticed the stem has a blue cap rather than ...
5
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3answers
97 views

How to handle vibration (big bumps, etc.) on flat bar when touring?

I've got a fully-rigid mountain bike with flat bars that I'll be using on a 150 mile bikepacking trip on a "rails to trails" trail. So it'll get a bit bumpy. My hands get a little sore from all the ...
4
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2answers
91 views

Have rollerbrakes a longer stopping distance than drum brakes?

In my experience rollerbrakes are very weak comparing with drum brakes. Is it normal that they have a much larger stopping distance than other brakes or is it just my own bicycle?
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4answers
5k views

Why is buying a bike as a whole cheaper than buying separate parts and building it?

At least in Indonesia it is. Know why?
7
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1answer
443 views

What does triple-hollow construction mean?

I've got a set of Sun Rhynolyte rims and in the features it says they have a triple-hollow construction. What does that mean?
6
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1answer
62 views

What does welded and machined mean?

I've got some Sun Rhynolyte rims and one of the features is being welded and machined. What does it mean when said in relation to a rim?
3
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0answers
57 views

Shimano STePS Di2 Shifting with Alfine 11 - will it be ever automatic?

The Shimano STePS with Di2 and Alfine 8 received a firmware update this year, which enabled automatic shifting (it was not automatic before). Does anybody know if Alfine 11 models will receive any ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

How to change front gearing

So I have a bicycle that has a single front gear, but many back gears with a derailleur. I am wondering if I change the size of the front gear (like significantly), meaning if I get a bigger front ...
1
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0answers
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I had knee surgery on my left knee [closed]

I had knee surgery on my left knee and I am finding it difficult for me to clip into my pedals on my road bike and then pedal due to no enough float. Are there pedals and cleats with more float so my ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

What is a fixie? [duplicate]

Is it a bicycle with no gear? Is it a bicycle with no free wheel? My bicycle has no gear. I removed that. However, I can rest my food and the bicycle and move forward. Do I own a fixie? If not what?
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Replaced left crank arm but still comes loose?

A few weeks ago I bought a new (albeit cheap) self assembly bike from a local store, this bike to be exact http://tinyurl.com/gw77p9t . After about two weeks use (one and a half hours of cycling on ...
2
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2answers
75 views

Smaller front rim on mountain bike

I have a Repco Warrior 29, I recently twisted the front rim doing some stuff I probably shouldn't have been doing at my advanced age. There are no 29 rims available here, but there are 26's. Has ...
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2answers
68 views

Scared of damaging bike going up and off curbs [duplicate]

Bike: Giant ATX 27.5 2 (2016) - Hardtail My current strategy to going off curbs is nose diving... I know, the best. My current strategy to going up curbs is barely lifting my front wheel onto the ...
24
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2answers
3k views

How should I handle a highway patrolman who stops me occasionally to give incorrect instructions about my riding duties?

I live near a minor Tennessee town and frequently ride the few miles into town and back on state highways. Part of the route (the less busy part, ironically) has a dedicated bike lane, but it's filled ...
3
votes
2answers
66 views

How do I determine bottom bracket size [duplicate]

I got a cheap old bike I fixed up and I want to install a mid drive motor but the ones I found require a specific bottom bracket size and I don't know what size bottom bracket I have. The wheels are ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Giant Atx MTB rear wheel quick release not opening

Bike is a Giant Atx 27.5 2016 I have to replace the tube on the back wheel but the quick release lever is too tight and will not pull open, is there a trick to loosen it?
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Front derailleur has too much resistance

I got a mountain bike on the cheap because of this repair. I'm not experienced with bike repair but hoped I could figure it out. The front derailleur, a Shimano STX, isn't shifting and it appears to ...
3
votes
3answers
110 views

What's the proper technique for starting uphill?

I am a beginner cyclist, having not learned how ride a bike as a kid, I've started riding from scratch 3 months ago. Local "bike buddies" have helped a lot. I'd like to ride my bike to work, which is ...
3
votes
2answers
107 views

Kind of a pennyfarthing with the big wheel in back

Can someone give me information about the bicycle. I attached a photo. Thanks.
1
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1answer
23 views

Trike with 60+ pounds basket possible?

I noticed that many trikes have a basket in the back but I need something much stronger capable of carrying a golf cart battery which weighs about 60 pounds so is that possible to make a custom one ...
5
votes
1answer
48 views

Towing with a Recumbent Trike, Tadpole or Delta?

I have some experience towing with an upright bike I am considering getting a recumbent trike, as my back side does not last as long as my legs. With an upright bike I automatically move my weight ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

Can a double rear derailleur work?

I was wondering instead of a long cage rear dearailleur (RD), what would happen if 2 rear short cage RDs were used instead? I realize the 2nd one might cause some mounting issues but assuming there ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Promotional Odwalla bike

My son won this bike at work, and never got a chance to use it before moving for a job. He has asked me to sell it but I don't know anything about it or how much it's worth. Any help would be ...
3
votes
3answers
160 views

Can I use 26" electric hub wheels on a vintage road bike?

I got this old road bike that I bought for $20 and fixed up a bit. I'm having to use it for a very long commute in the meantime until I can get other transportation so I was looking at a cheap ...
4
votes
1answer
146 views

Denied warranty claim on carbon bike due to impact?

I saw a little crack on the bottom section top tube of bike which is a kestrel talon. I took it the bike shop to see if it was covered under warranty. I have fallen once or twice from the bike but I ...
4
votes
1answer
109 views

Does cannabis affect cycling performance?

Some of my friends like to smoke (using both traditional methods and vaporizers that produce no "smoke") or eat edibles before rides, they say it makes it more enjoyable. I always wonder if it ...
1
vote
3answers
80 views

What are some oft-cited benefits of electric assist on a mountain bike?

Recently, electric mountain bikes have been hyped quite a lot, and I have seen a lot of them for sale at LBSs and have even seen a few "in action" despite that I never go mountain biking (i.e. I see ...
9
votes
3answers
547 views

Repair service specifically for bike commuters?

I'm not sure if this question is suitable for this site, Startups SE or neither, but here it goes: Is there already any sort of business model catering to bike commuters for expedited repair issues? ...
3
votes
0answers
54 views

what causes a sidewall puncture on a tubeless tyre?

I have a puncture, on the side of my tyre. The tyre was inflated to about 120 psi, and in any case I thought tubeless tyres were immune to snake bites. What's likely to be the problem?
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votes
1answer
43 views

Groupset Change

Hi I am new to cycling and thinking to change my groupset Ultegra to either 6870 di2 or Dura ace 9000 can get either for around the same sort of outlay I only cycle for fun and exercise can some one ...
0
votes
2answers
34 views

Putting new grips on handlebars [duplicate]

I have new flat bars and grips. What's the easiest way to slide the grips onto the bars?
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Enquiry on SPD and SPD-SL

I am new to road bikes. My pedals are 2010 shimano 105 - SPD-SL Can spd shoes with spd cleats be used on spd-sl pedals?
3
votes
1answer
75 views

SRAM Guide brake lever won't return

I have an SRAM Guide brake (rear) that after bleeding, the brake lever won't return quickly. At room temperature, this is barely noticeable, but when the temperature climbs, or the bike is in the ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Why is there a koozie on this bike's chainstay?

A friend of mine recently purchased a used hardtail mountain bike. As he showed it to me, I noticed that there's what looks like a koozie wrapped around the chainstay, towards the rear axle. The ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Quick release lever for wheel is stuck

So I was going to take my wheel off to replace my cassette but last night I gave it my all but could not get the quick release lever to disengaged. I've read to use a pipe for some more leverage but ...

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