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Ridgeback touring bike size advice needed

So I know this goes against all common sense and advice - but I want to order a bike from a webshop, unseen and untested. The reason for this is that there are no shops near me that have touring bikes,...
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1answer
63 views

How to loosen stiff kids brakes

My eldest son has a Hoy Bonaly 16" but we've always suffered with very stiff brakes. (https://www.evanscycles.com/hoy-bonaly-16-inch-kids-bike-EV203129) It has Tektro RX1 levers I've tried ...
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1answer
105 views

hydraulic brakes not working very fast

Ok, so I just got new hydraulic brakes, I have not had any like these and they were fitted by professionals and they had replaced the pads as I had contaminated the old ones. After getting these ...
3
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6answers
119 views

Derailleur adjustment: front or rear first?

When adjusting both front and rear derailleurs, which should be done first?
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0answers
36 views

trying to tighten this loose brake lever, picture attached [duplicate]

Trying to tighten this loose brake lever, Vision Metron aero brake lever
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2answers
159 views

Is it advisable to travel 11 miles one way to office every day [duplicate]

I am in London. Is it a good idea to travel 11 miles (one way) from home to office.Google says it takes 56 minutes. I wear office formal with out a suit and tie. What advice can you suggest on ...
6
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1answer
112 views

What is the best time to cycle during the day (traffic)?

I started cycling a year ago and I have a favourite route for my time trial training since it is very hilly. However, I cycle on a major road (just outside town) and thus I like to cycle when it is ...
1
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1answer
89 views

What do the numbers on the mantle mean? [duplicate]

I've just removed the mantle of my back tire as it has a hole (probably cut by glass). I wanted to look for a new one, but then I realized that I'm not even certain which size it is. So I looked on ...
3
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1answer
970 views

Lifting a road bike by one of the seat stays ok?

Is it ok to lift a road bike by one of the aluminium seat stays? Yesterday I realised I was doing this when inspecting the rear derailleur during a ride (front of the bike facing down, all the weight ...
2
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1answer
73 views

9-speed Sora w/discs to 11-speed 105 - What Sora bits can I keep?

I'm planning to upgrade from 9 to 11 speed, Sora 3500 to 105 5800. I'd like to keep my existing mechanical disc brakes, which I believe I can, but please correct me if wrong. Also, if I bought the ...
3
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3answers
862 views

Indoor cyclist keeps popping out of clips

I bought a pair of Shimano indoor cycling shoes with two hole cleats to wear during my spin classes. Unfortunately, during my classes, I snap out of the clips. I know part of it must be my form but ...
2
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1answer
86 views

What are the horizontal slots/tabs on the back of some saddles for?

Some saddles like Brooks have two tabs sticking down from the back, with a horizontal slot through each. What are these for? My guess is they are for certain kinds of saddle bags, but I don't really ...
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0answers
32 views

Fender/mudguard that detaches with front wheel, is there such a thing?

I have a Carrera Tanneri Cyclocross Bike identical to this one with 700 x 35c wheels. I got some mudguards with it that were a bit too wide so I changed them for some generic plastic ones that ...
0
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0answers
23 views

The size of tire. [duplicate]

Can i put a 27* 1 1/4 size tire on a 27* 1 3/8 sized rim? I think there's just a little difference but i'm not sure if it'll work fine so better ask the veterans.
3
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2answers
71 views

Other than chain length, what are the limitations to the number of gear teeth?

I need to replace my chainwheel and cassette, and it made me think. I know that the chain has to be a specific length relative to the number of teeth on the gears. I was thinking about changing the ...
1
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0answers
54 views

Will running hydraulic brake levers upside down affect performance [duplicate]

I purchased a pair of tektro draco disc brakes recently. They arrived with the hydraulic lines setup moto style, with the longer line run for the left brake lever and the shorter run for the right ...
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2answers
113 views

Eating while biking

I like to bike over my lunch hour, so I prefer to eat while biking if possible. My main problem is that I get all messy and will often choke when coming to a rapid stop. My weekly meals are pb &j ...
3
votes
1answer
201 views

Why is 53/39 known as “standard” for road bikes?

In common cycling parlance, 53/39 is referred to as "standard" gearing for road cranksets, and most mechanics or experienced cyclists will understand that if you say you have a "standard crankset", ...
0
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4answers
118 views

Patched up my tire and still lost air again [duplicate]

I recently popped my tube and I took it out and put a patch on it and made sure that there were no other holes and I didn't find any so I filled it up and rode on it for about an hour, then the next ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Vibrations in one of the pedals [closed]

I feel vibrations in one of the pedals when I put my weight on it. It feels like the ball bearing is broken or something. Is that possible? How difficult is it to fix the ball bearings on the pedals ...
3
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3answers
171 views

What is causing this chain clicking noise?

The click only happens when the chain is moving in certain locations. If the gear is low it happens every rotation and if the gear is high it happens 2 or 3 times per rotation of the pedal. I am ...
1
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2answers
90 views

Tighten vision metron aero brake lever

I don't see the screw to tighten on the Vision Metron Aero Brake Lever How do I access tightening bolt?
3
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2answers
99 views

My Serfas USL-5 raider usb headlight failed after rain, should I attempt user service?

I own a Serfas USL-5 raider usb headlight. This failed after very heavy rain, the blue charge light lights, but the switch won't produce light? What should I do.
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0answers
32 views

How to fix rear disc brake squealing? [duplicate]

There is terrible squealing on the rear disc brake and halfords claim it is because my bike is just 9 weeks old however, i would like to treat the issue myself as soon as possible.
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1answer
78 views

Did I purchase the correct brakes for my Huffy bike?

Did I purchase the correct bike brakes for my Huffy bicycle. I just put the back set on the back and no matter how hard I squeeze the brake it is not tight enough to stop bike. If anyone know please ...
4
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2answers
80 views

Efficient bike parking/storage that younger kids can handle?

We have a smallish 2-car garage on our house, which with both cars in it, is difficult to put all 6 of our family's bikes in as well. My bike is typically hung from some hooks in the ceiling, and I ...
1
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2answers
136 views

Bike size confusion

I'm in the process of getting a road bike with the intention to use it for getting fit. I'm tried 2 Trek Emonda bikes yesterday at a LBS, one was a 56 and the other was 58. Honestly, after riding ...
1
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1answer
25 views

Are all forks the same size i.e 1 1/8th inch?

Are all forks the same size i.e 1 1/8th inch? Looking to replace fork on my road bike and need some guidance
4
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1answer
75 views

Eating during a 170 mile ride

I am doing a solo, unsupported 2 day charity ride, covering 260 miles in total. I am not taking any panniers or backpack, the only things im taking will fit in my saddlebag and my jersey pockets. ...
1
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1answer
35 views

How to Remove Specialized OSBB Aluminum Inner Shell

I have a 2014 Specialized Tarmac that uses press-in aluminum inner shell cups to hold the bottom bracket BB30 bearings. These cups are affixed to the carbon frame with 2 part epoxy. (see page 2 of ...
1
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0answers
45 views

Shimano Nexus 3 coaster brake screeching sound

When I brake hard/er with my Shimano Nexus 3 coaster brake it makes a loud screeching sound. Like really loud, everybody on the street would hear it and turn around. Since I know it's all internal all ...
4
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3answers
219 views

What to pack for small 500km touring?

I recently bought BTWIN Triban 520 (drop handlebars) for exploring into road biking and decided the best way to do it would be probably touring. I'm not looking to race but probably for endurance ...
5
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4answers
1k views

Carry road bike inside an SUV

I'm in the process of getting a road bike. I already have a SUV with interior space large enough to carry a road bike. Worst case, I might have to remove the front tire and place it horizontally. Are ...
3
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1answer
144 views

Best season to get a Bike on clearance

I'm shopping for a new road bike, probably a Cannondale Synapse or a SuperSix Evo Carbon. Since this is around the time the new models for 2017 are going to come in, shouldn't this be the time when I'...
4
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1answer
108 views

Cleaned wheel, V-brakes are now moaning

Yesterday, I cleaned my 5 months old bike using WD-40 Bike HEAVY DUTY DEGREASER and removed some dirt and brake material residue from the wheels. Now my front brakes moan. I did go through this ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Livestream 16 hour bike race [closed]

So next week a friend and I are going to be a support vehicle for a 500 km bike race. We wanted to setup something so we could live stream the whole event and wanted to ask if anyone has any ...
0
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1answer
60 views

How to choose MTB bike tyre: hookless, tubular or clincher?

I don't know the difference between hookless tire, tubular tire and clincher tire. When I choose the tire type how to make a professional choice? I want to know which tire type is best for me.
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3answers
158 views

Training to become a good cyclist

I am a road cyclist but not a professional one. I am 21. Do you know a long term training,starting from zero, that can help me to become a good cyclist? I am 1,75 cm tall ,weigh 65 kg.My average bpm ...
1
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1answer
32 views

How much steerer tube length do I need on my suspension fork

I have survived BB hell with minor bruising to be greeted with another challenge replacing forks. I have a 1996 TREK 8000 SHX (yellow) and a 2002 TREK 4300 (silver/blue) MTB bikes. Both bikes have ...
6
votes
2answers
51 views

Will hydraulic brakes work with vertical underseat recumbent handlebars?

I have this type of recumbent. I want to upgrade to hydraulic brakes, but every bike shop warns me about the issues that will come from attaching the brake levers in a vertical position. They say that ...
6
votes
3answers
141 views

Training Tires or racing tires

I was browsing this site http://www.fastwheelsets.com/resources-2/ and it's talking about 2 different sets of tires. Is there a necessity to have both tires or I can go fast enough with my training ...
6
votes
3answers
165 views

How to learn wheelie on MTB

I'm stuck on learning wheelie. I've read a few tutorials and watch some videos and now trying to repeat that. But I only able to raise front wheel for a second and half-rotate pedals. I prefer to use ...
4
votes
2answers
117 views

Have I damaged my tyres?

I noticed after mounting some new tyres that part of the side wall, just above the bead, seems to have been damaged while I was fitting them (see photos below). These tyres were especially difficult ...
0
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0answers
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Cannondale Six headset size

I have a Cannondale Six** frame (from 2009 i think). I'm trying to get a headset for this frame. Because they only made the Six for one year I'm having trouble getting any information on it. I've ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

How to true 16 spokes front Campagnolo scirocco 35

I have a wheel which has serious damage in two places. First - there is a huge wobbly-wheel due to side collision (5mm) and second - there is a dent on a braking surface. I'm curious - is there any ...
3
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3answers
77 views

Can it be estimated when it would actually be beneficial to increase drag in tailwind?

Usually the advice for cycling is to try to be as aerodynamic as possible (like, reduce the surface exposed to the air in front of you) in order to decrease drag as it will cost less effort to ...
5
votes
3answers
693 views

Determine miles on a bike

I'm a beginner trying to get on a road bike. I've been shopping around for a new bike for the last week and am also toying with the idea of getting a gently used "pre-owned". One of the guys I've ...
1
vote
2answers
37 views

Tektro Novela MD-M311 mechanical disc brake replacement [duplicate]

I have bought an electric mountain bike with Tektro Novela MD-M311 mechanical disc brakes and love the bike; however I find the brakes squeal quite badly, and I am looking at replacing the rotors and ...
3
votes
1answer
22 views

On a bmx headset could an integrated bearing set be replaced with a caged bearing set?

I have a 20" eastern with a 1 1/8" integrated headset. The problem being is that my headset's top sealed bearing is no good and I only have some caged bearings currently on hand. Is there any possible ...
6
votes
1answer
156 views

Is a long distance ride by an Amateur possible?

I am new to biking beyond what I did every day as a kid/teen, and I realize this is a very serious undertaking. I am in shape but not for a ride like this, so I will train. I have a new bike, a hybrid,...

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