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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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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 ...
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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
43 views

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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40 views

Can someone help me identify this Serotta model?

so I have recently acquired a Serotta bike from a friend of mine and am having a really hard time finding out what year and model it is. All I can seem to discover is that the frame is made by ...
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2answers
58 views

Cassette jerks chain forward intermittently

I have a 3 year old road bike with Shimano Ultegra 11 speed freehub CX-75 and cassette CS-6800. Recently I started hearing clunking noise from the drivetrain during freewheeling. It appears that the ...
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3answers
73 views

How do I buy a used bike? [closed]

Since we have a lot of questions asking about buying a used bike, I thought we could do a community wiki on how to buy used bikes as a be-all, end-all. There are a few main questions: 1) How do I ...
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ideal chain replacement for Redline monocog 29er

I have a Redline Monocog 29er and I'm replacing the drive train. The bike's purpose is to be abused off-road. For the new chain, I'm debating between the SRAM PC-1 Single-Speed Chain ($6.39) and ...
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1answer
59 views

Front derailleur adjustment question: what to adjust

I'm a bit confused about what's going on with my front derailleur (which is PROBABLY a Shimano Acera, but the bike is 13 years old and the name has long since rubbed off). The chain has started ...
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52 views

Loose pivot bushing inside the brake/shifter hood

I noticed a slight clicking noise and a resistance when squeezing the right (from the bicyclist's point of view) brake. Inside the hood, I can see a white rubber thingy (pivot bushing, thanks mikes) ...
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1answer
37 views

How to find compatable cassette for older Shimano

I have a 2002 Diamondback Oakpiont. The derailleur says c201. Is it freewheel or cassette? If it's cassette, the last gear seems to be the nut (12 notches). Here is link to the bike on Bikepedia. How ...
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1answer
183 views

Can someone help me to identify this bike model

It's a "Focus" road bike, from 2013 or 2014 (I think). Can someone tell me the exact model ? Thanks a lot !
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Should I seal the open spoke holes on my front rim?

I have a 16 spoke front wheel on my road bike. The hub is an oddball Shimano one with 16 big nipples at the hub end instead of the rim end. This wheel also has a 32 hole aluminium/aluminum rim: I ...
2
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2answers
122 views

Can a belt driven bike be used in a hilly area?

I have been thinking about getting a Canyon Commuter 4.0 but I am worried about the internal geared belt driven system this bike has. The only ones that come with a pannier rack are the belt driven ...
5
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1answer
126 views

Stock 10 Speed Shifters with 9 Speed Transmission [closed]

I have a bike that was built with 10 Speed Campagnolo Veloce Shifters, 9 speed Veloce rear derailleur, and SRAM 9 speed cassette and chain. I found a page on the builder's website that states they do ...
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3answers
144 views

Crack in frame near forks

This is a Raleigh 06 grand prix. I've been trying to find a stem that gives me reasonable comfort. I ran a stem that didn't have the proper spacing and rode it a while observing a knocking sound with ...
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1answer
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Changing 700x35C tires with 25mm?

I'm riding on a hybrid bike with 700x35mm tires which is ideal in the city. Every now and then I could go on a ride outside of the city, covering distances in the vicinity of 80km and doing some ...
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1answer
37 views

Older rims, newer tires

Can I put "new" 27 and half inch tires on "old" 27 inch rims? Looking to save the trouble of finding out!
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1answer
79 views

The name of my frame

Can you tell me what the name of this frame is? The handle is Philips.
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2answers
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Component(gearing) upgrade question

I'm a long time ultra-runner turned triathlete so please bear with me. I'm looking to upgrade to Shimano Ultegra 11sp components and currently I'm running on the stock components which are Shimano 105'...
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1answer
133 views

Why do cyclocross/touring bikes seem to have longer top tubes than road bikes?

After using some online fit calculators, I was looking around at some bikes and frames. Surly says to pick one based on the effective top tube, for which a recommended length for me is 53.5 cm. Some ...
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2answers
53 views

Mountain bike saddle rails extension

Please give me the benefit of your expertise. I'm 6'3" tall and, though I have the largest sized-mountain bike available I'm bent over as I cycle because I can't push back my saddle any more on its ...
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42 views

Keeping shirts crease free when commuting [duplicate]

I'm a manager in an office and need to wear shirt and tie every day. I am also a keen commuter cyclist (5 mi cycle to station, train, 0.5 mi walk to office). I've tried panniers, rucksack, rolling ...
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2answers
65 views

Chain slip causes bent derailleur [closed]

The chain of my bicycle slipped of the top sprocket and cause the derailluer case and hanger to bend. Anyone experienced this? Edit - More Info: I crashed a couple days ago before the derailleur got ...
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1answer
37 views

Bike site and links [closed]

Links to sites with a new or unique design is what I am looking for. Post the site with most links for bike related information.
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0answers
100 views

Does this used bike have visible issues?

I've been riding on a Cannondale Carbon Synapse since 2012 for 2,000+ miles and need a replacement and upgrade. I'm looking for used bikes since I can't afford the cost of a higher end bike (with an ...
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2answers
160 views

Is it possible to increase maximum seatpost insertion length by filing down a seat tube bottle cage mount boss?

I have an aluminum MTB hardtail frame with a pair of standard bottle cage holes on the seat tube. I want to insert a seatpost fairly deep into the frame sometimes, so that the saddle stays low. The ...
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3answers
103 views

Can these shifters be fixed? Scratches?

I got into an accident where my handlebars got bent. They are very firm and do not seem to budge with force, but I'm a small guy. Can they be fixed? Can I do it myself? What tools would I need? How ...
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1answer
73 views

New wheels for Trek 7.3

I broke a spoke on my rear wheel the other day. When I took it to my LBS they recommended replacing the wheel all together; stating that it could no longer be trued effectively because the spokes ...
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2answers
237 views

Purpose of this hinge component found on the pinch-bolt of front brake?

I'm thinking that it provides extra tension to the brake line. Would this hinge be set in it's "down" position when installed (as seen in the picture)? If so, wouldn't that be considered a risk in the ...
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1answer
84 views

How do I encourage fellow riders not to yell in residential areas early in the morning? [closed]

How do I encourage fellow riders not to yell in residential areas during early morning rides?
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0answers
49 views

Tire pops off rim of 5 year old huffy mountain bike with 26" wheels

My bike hasn't been on road much because the rear tire keeps popping off the wheel. Its happened seven times now. I buy a new tube every time. The only problem I can see is the tire actually looks a ...
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0answers
42 views

Replace Regina valve with Presta

I have recently bought an Italian bike that uses Regina valves and I need to replace one of the inner tubes. Since I don't live in Italy and can't find that kind of valve anywhere, I thought of using ...
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1answer
66 views

Which bicycle cameras are suitable for all weather 11+ hours food delivery cyclists [closed]

I am a bicycle food delivery boy. After a close pass forcing line variation followed by a threat of assault using a motor vehicle I now desire to mount cameras for evidence. I also want to mount ...
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0answers
33 views

Schwinn Meridian not pedaling

I'm the third owner of this trike and I ride it EVERY day.I noticed a few days ago that I had no resistance when pedaling and then this morning it stopped altogether, I hopped off and checked it. The ...
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1answer
43 views

Need Help Deciding What to Do With Bent Front Rim

I bent my front rim the previous day, and the LBS has already unbent it the best they could; however, there is still a slight wobble. To add, he couldn't tension all the spokes to get a proper true ...
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2answers
47 views

Where to get new front brake release for Fuji Sports 12

Any suggestions for where I can buy a new front brake release for my Fuji Sports 12 bicycle? What is the part formally called so I can search for it?
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Better to go with a longer spindle length bottom bracket or shorter?

I have a 1987 Panasonic dx1000 that I am converting to a single speed. I was planning on replacing the bottom bracket. To get the measurements I measured the tube to be 70mm (2 3/4") and the spindle ...
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0answers
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Deore with STI shifters

I have a touring bike with Deore gears and straight handlebars with thumb shifters. I would like to put drop handlebars on the bike with STI shifters. Is this possible?
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1answer
23 views

Campagnolo rear mech with Sram groupset

Is it possible to install a Campagnolo Record 11 speed mechanical rear derailleur on a bike that is otherwise equipped with a Sram Force 11 speed groupset? Has anyone ever used a similar setup and if ...
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1answer
41 views

Compact crankset to 1x

My MTB has currently a Deore FC-617 2x crankset. I am looking what components I need to convert to 1x. Do I need to change the crankset, or simply getting a new chainring for my existing crankset will ...
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1answer
65 views

How can I prevent rubber handlebar grips from melting/disintegrating?

I bought a used mountain bike recently that came with some not so great handlebar grips. In humid weather they get really sticky (so much it hurts to pry my hands off them) and bits of rubber come ...
3
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1answer
162 views

Tour de Trump/Tour DuPont routes?

The Tour de Trump (later Tour DuPont) was run from 1989 to 1996 on the East Coast. Information regarding the details of these events seems to be sparse, especially the earlier editions. Does anyone ...
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0answers
78 views

What kind of frame and brakes are these?

I just bought a bike and I can't figure out what kind of frame and brakes it has. I found that the derailleurs were made by DNB Japan somewhere around 1960 and that the handlebar is french (Guidonn ...
3
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1answer
93 views

How does the frame split on the 2016 Novara Gotham belt-drive bike work?

I am considering purchasing a Novara Gotham with the Gates carbon drive (2016 model), and before I purchase I am trying to determine how the frame split works on it. The pictures in REI's online store ...
2
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1answer
39 views

Seeking suggestion for headset and bottom bracket press

I'm looking for a suggestion on a single press tool, good quality, that will allow me to press fit a Praxis PF30/BB30 conversion BB and also a headset on a nice titanium frame. A single tool would be ...
1
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1answer
75 views

Road fork, tire clearance for 700x28 tyre

I am building up a Litespeed T-5 with 46 (possibly 48)/34 Ultegra drivetrain for some spirited riding on undulating and sometimes uneven roadways in Northern New England. I'd like to have the ability ...
1
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1answer
68 views

Drivetrain squeaky birdsong

Road bike with Shimano Tiagra 2x9 compact drivetrain makes a continuous random pattern of quiet squeaky noises (like birdsong) when the bike is leaning against a wall and the pedals are rotated ...
3
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1answer
45 views

What is the difference b/w dropout diameter(9mm) and 3/8"(9.478mm) Tpi bicycle axles

I am creating a ski-bike and taking this website as a reference: Alpine Ski-Bike. I am having some trouble understanding some things, as it says that "it fits in 100mm x 9mm front dropout" but ...
2
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2answers
103 views

mounting disk brake caliper problem: wheel doesn't spin freely, rubs outside pad, and caliper already as far to outside as possible

Problem: I can't mount the caliper in such a way that the wheel spins perfectly freely (There's always a slight rub). When the brake engages, the rotor bends slightly (because the caliper isn't ...

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