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Is it safe to use painted unmachine rims with rim brakes? [duplicate]

I have bought a Masi fixie riser that comes with painted unmachined rims and rim brakes.This does not seem safe.Is it?
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How do I find a compatible replacement for my rear derailleur?

I need to replace rear derailleur that was broken in an accident. The derailleur is Suntour with lettering stamped on inside - Maeda Ind. VIA HB. How do I find a compatible replacement?
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Road bike frame for offroad/cx wheels

I'll be moving in the near future from a wide open rural area with open, expansive country roads to a more suburban area with traffic issues but a few offroad trails available for riding. My question ...
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Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?

When ζ = 1, there is a double root γ (defined above), which is real. The system is said to be critically damped. A critically damped system converges to zero as fast as possible without oscillating ...
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Using a Cateye Strada Smart and Strava

I wonder has anyone had any experience using the Cateye Strada Smart in Mirror mode and uploading the ride directly to Strava. I am having problems with the data on Strava being different than on ...
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New road bike comes with cryptic tag on the brake/shift lever

I just got myself a B'twin Triban 500; this is my first road bike, and my second bike overall, so it's fair to assume I'm as newbie as can be. The brake levers came with the following sticker, and ...
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Should I be able to 'manually' rotate the headset?

When I wrap my fingers around my roadie's headset, I'm able to 'rotate' some parts of it freely around. Should this be happening? If it should not be happening, what is causing this and is it ...
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What first bike to buy? [closed]

I'm going to be moving to a semi-urban area in a few months. I'd love to buy a bike to be able to travel around the town. I don't want to spend too much money. I'd say the best < $300 can get me. ...
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What effect can I expect on my body by commuting with my bike? [closed]

I was wondering what effects could I expect by commuting almost each day with my bike ? The route is quite flat (a couple of small hills), there's a small urban part and the whole thing is 8km long, ...
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What to prepare for a long distance ride (1600km) [closed]

I will be riding my bicycle from Czech Republic to London this April. Even though I cycle quite frequently, this is my first time I will be doing such a long distance. I am not doing this for ...
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What does usually worn first, the chain or the cog?

I have an old bicycle that I would like to repair. Basically the chain is always "clicking/jumping" when I pedal. I know this is either a worn chain or cog. My question is what worns first? If it's ...
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Bike is slightly too large, shorten the stem?

I feel that my bike frame is slightly too large because I'm stretching out quite a bit even when on the hoods. I'm considering swapping out my 90mm stem for a 35mm or 40mm stem It seems like these ...
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Is it possible to tune a hub gear?

I have a city bicycle with an internally geared hub. The problem with it is that all the 3 gears are too small, and I have a few hills around. Is it possible to tune the gears so that they larger?
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Are flip saddle posts available

When trying out the baby seat on my wife's e-bike, it was really easy to fit and remove because her saddle flips up to access the battery. It's a real pain threading the baby seat over the top of my ...
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Can I use 25.4mm bullhorn brakes on a 26mm handlebar?

I've got a 26mm bullhorn handlebar but it seems like many stores sell bullhorn brakes that are for 25.4mm bullhorns. Will this 0.6mm make much of a difference? Would it be okay to use the 25.4mm ...
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Special hub requirements for an 11-speed group

In a question earlier today (Changing cassette from 8 to 10 or 11 to meet the Shimano 105 5800 groupset) the Op asserts that they would need to change their hub, if they wanted to go from a 10- to 11- ...
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Shimano Nexus 3 stuck on lowest gear

I have a bike with Shimano Nexus 3 gear, and it's stuck on lowest gear. However, if I move shift pin that changes gears it changes the gears. So Nexus itself seems to be working, but the pin is not ...
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Pulsating feedback on brake levers

When on the I brake I get a pulsating feedback on my rear brake lever. I checked to make sure the wheel is true, and also the dish, which is ok.I re-checked the torque on the caliper bolt and adjusted ...
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New bike advice - Singlespeed/fixed, mountain, or road

so I'm looking at getting a new bike, to replace my current 2011 hard rock (hardtail mtb) for commuting about 8 miles a day, plus possible train travel, and longer commutes elsewhere. With a budget of ...
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Changing cassette from 8 to 10 or 11 to meet the Shimano 105 5800 groupset

I upgraded following parts to Shimano 5800 (front and rear derailleurs, crankset, chain, STI shifters). The last thing left to replace is 8 speed Shimano CS-HG51 cassette. Unfortunately I cannot index ...
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Are replacement MTB tire studs compatible between brands

I have a set of nokian gazza extreme studded tires, sometimes replacement studs can be difficult to come by at retail. Are the studs interchangable between brands typically or should I stick to only ...
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Is it possible/worth it to replace just shifters and derailleurs on an older MTB?

I have an aluminum frame bicycle (mountain bike, 21-speed) that I purchased some time in the late 90s, it's marked "Skykomish Eureka" (though I can't find any evidence that such a brand and model ever ...
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Would a quality derailleur improve a cheap bike

I bought my son a cheap mountain bike last week, it did 2 miles before the chain mashed up the drailleur. is it worth replacing with a better quality component. im a novice , but handy enough to ...
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why are my disc brakes shuddering

I have just replaced my disc brakes with avid bb5s. The braking is fine but there is a severe shudder, especially when braking hard. Any ideas? Thanks for your responses but I have solved the ...
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Scott Mountain bike. Problem with pedaling

Last 2 runs out my bike I have as suffered from what I can only describe as the pedal free wheeling ie pressure put on pedal does not drive the bike, but after a couple of turns it then drive the bike ...
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Will 40km E-Bike trip in Texel Island(Holland) be hard for untrained people?

I'm planning to have a trip in Texel island(North-Holland) in April, We are a group of 5 people, 22 years old, who know how to ride a bike But we do not train on cycling. Will a trip of 40km, in 8 ...
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What are those washers for?

I recently serviced my FH-RM66 and was surprised to find that the cones have a couple of washers in the middle. The cones are monolithic, so the weashers can't be holding it together or absorbing ...
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Cycling Computers for seamlessly uploading to Strava? [closed]

I have a Garmin Edge 500. Records everything I need, but the pain is uploading and managing the data into Strava. I just want to walk in from my ride, have a shower, have breakfast and see my ride ...
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Back pain when cycling up hills

There are lots of questions here about back-pain, but generally about cycling in general and cycling on flat surfaces. I am after more practical tips on avoiding back pain when cycling up hills - with ...
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Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?

I have a road bike with a compact crank and 11-25 rear cassette(9 rings) at the moment. And my local climb is 35k long with an incline between 10- 30%. I really struggle with it. I have to stop like ...
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What can I do about a cracked frame?

I noticed the other day that my frame has a crack in it! I believe that it's my seat post causing the problem. A couple of questions really, a) how serious is this? and b) can it be repaired? Edit: ...
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I have a broken my drive side crankarm - what do I need to do?

I recently had to dash home for a minor emergency. I noticed that one pedal was a bit wobbly but I had no choice but to push on. Once I got home and the emergency had been dealt with I noticed that my ...
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Is This Bike Worth 7K [closed]

I'd appreciate it if someone should take a look at this bike: http://www.wheelyscafe.com/wheelys2.html I realize they are selling more than just a bike. But does 7K seem reasonable? EDIT I'm not ...
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Wheel size for heavier rider, larger vs smaller

I am a heavier rider, whilst still reducing, I am over 120kg or 260lb. I have broken many spokes on the rear of my 26er sub-$500 mountain bike. Broken at the elbow. There could be many factors for ...
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Which mountain bike resort has more built up trails for Enduro and DH: Morillon or Alpe D'Huez?

Looking for one that has a higher level of trail maintenance and conditions. I am familiar with Whistler, BC. Whistler bike park is a World Class terrain park, where employees place tons of time and ...
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What are the negative consequences of not bedding in disc brakes?

It's common knowledge that disc brakes need to be bedded in. But I've never heard or found a description of what happens if you don't bed them in. Given the number of BSO's that now have disc brakes, ...
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Older XTR cranks - replace or adapt?

I've been using Shimano XTR cranks since my bike was assembled in 2002 (fc-m952?). I've replaced the rings a few times in the past (though not in several years) but it appears that these cranks were ...
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Can I use a 1“ stem on a 1 & 1/8” steer tube?

I have a Nitto Technomic stem that I'd like to use on a '92 trek 930 with the idea of converting it from a mountain bike to a poor man's expedition touring bike with drops. I found this shim that ...
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Material to make patches to fix Crosso / Ortlieb style waterproof panniers?

I've got some panniers to fix. I've bought some impact adhesive and I am working out which material to buy for the patches - will PVC ok ? or polyurethane or something else? Has to be waterproof and ...
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Is my bike getting ruined?

I have a 2015 Giant Trance that is about 3 weeks old. Used pretty much every weekend. It's kept in a shed (fully covered, no insulation just a regular shed), after every ride I give it a nice clean ...
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Replacing Suntour M3010 with rigid fork (sag and measurements)

I have an entry level Giant Revel 3 (2014). The Suntour fork is horrible. But, I like the frame and, to me, it's worth doing a couple of minor things. I use the bike for communiting and, from what I ...
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What powder is used inside an inner tube?

I just cut open an old inner tube I had laying around and noticed there is a white powder in there. What is it? Why is it there?
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Shimano PD-6800 vs PD-9000 pedals

Other than a 12g saving in weight and the Dura Ace label, are there any further potential reasons to prefer Shimano PD-9000 pedals over PD-6800? Edit: This question is specifically about pedals ...
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Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?

This is my bike from the 1970's and now 49 years later I would love to start looking for another one. I do not know the brand. Can anyone help?
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Replacing Tiagra 9-speed shifter with 9-speed 105 or Sora shifters

So my handlebars were stolen from my Salsa Casseroll the other night, levers and all. (Argh.) The bike has a Tiagra 9 speed triple drivetrain, and Shimano discontinued Tiagra 9 speed hardware, leaving ...
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Is it possible to add speeds to single-speed bike?

I found this cool cheap single-speed bike on amazon http://www.amazon.de/Fixie-Singlespeed-Viking-Farben-Auswahl/dp/B00BCKQ8AS/ref=lp_235171011_1_1?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1422793944&sr=1-1 ...
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What type of shoes should I get with regular pedals

I have never been more than a casual rider, maybe 5 miles at a time. I signed up for a 500 mile multi-day bike event that i need to train for and was thinking about getting real bike shoes due to more ...
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Clicking noise coming from cog on fixed gear

Ever since I put my rear wheel on after taking it off, I have had this constant clicking noise from the cog. Here's what I know: It wasn't always like this. I rode for a few months with no ...
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How can I avoid mud from splashing onto my back without a rear wheel fender?

I enjoy cycling off-road. During rainy season, the cycling trails can get muddy. Most of the bikes from rental shops do not come with a rear mudguard. I tried to slow down and avoid puddles of water, ...
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Bicycles riding in pedestrian crosswalks — Houston

Should cyclists ride (not walk) their bike through a pedestrian walkway at an intersection? This may vary by municipality, so I am specifically interested in Houston, although I would be curious ...

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