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Recessing Look Cleats

A lot of SPD shoes (not SPD-SL) have the cleat recessed into the shoe so you can walk with it. Has anyone found a way to get Look Keo cleats to be recessed so they are better for walking? I suspect ...
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79 views

Can it fit the rim i have? [duplicate]

Will a 26x1.50 or 26x1.25 slick fit on a rim that I now have with a measure on the tire 26x2.00 and the rims I have are 26inch bontrager AT-550?
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116 views

Can a road bike be transformed intto an mountain bike? [closed]

I have a rigid road bike right now, can I transform it into a full suspension mountain bike?
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2answers
189 views

What percentage of bike vs. car accidents at night could be avoided by good side visibility?

I'm trying to assess how important side visibility is at night on a bike.
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1answer
118 views

What size of slick tire should I buy?

I purchased a mountain bike and I ride on the road most of the time and I was looking at slicks for my bike. My tire size that I have now is 26x2.00 and the rims. I have on are AT-550 26inch what size ...
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0answers
49 views

Cyclocross bike fit

I have the opportunity to buy a very nice used cross bike at a great price. But, I'm worried about it being a tad bit too big. It has large Blue frameset with the following measurements: Top tube ...
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2answers
130 views

What benefits in bikes like “trek”, “cannondale”, over “merida” and such? [closed]

There are more expensive marks like "Trek", "Cannondale", "Specialized" and cheaper ones like "Merida", "Norco" and many others. What are the benefits of the expensive ones, if say the components like ...
2
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1answer
106 views

My lock was rusty and key snapped while trying to unlock bike so now its permanently locked

I was trying to open the lock to use the bike, the key was jammed and I forced it so much it snapped so now part of the key is inside the lock and consequently the bike is locked and the whole lock is ...
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3answers
301 views

Sheldon Brown's writing? [closed]

This question has been nagging me for ages. I've read a lot of Sheldon Brown's site and actually tend to use bikes from the 70s-80s because they're more economical for daily use and especially for a ...
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0answers
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Old road freewheels vs new mtn bike freewheels?

I heard an interesting opinion yesterday that said all freewheels made back in the day (we were discussing this over a wheel with a Maillard hub and a Maeda (?) freewheel). The shop mechanic said that ...
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1answer
139 views

What is a recovery ride?

I often heard this from other bikers where they do recovery rides the day after a long ride (greater than 100kms). What is it for and is it really needed?
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420 views

Should my foot be able to step flat on the ground, when I sit on a bike seat?

I was wondering, for a correctly sized mountain bike, or hybrid, should I be able to place my foot flat on the ground, when I sit on the bike seat?
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3answers
221 views

Specialized bike store or general sports shop

I plan to buy a new bicycle. Is it better to buy it at a specialized bike store or at a general sports shop? In case it matters, I live in Vienna, Austria. I know very little about bicycles in ...
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2answers
103 views

Am I too heavy for my Trek 7200 multitrack?

I was wondering if I'm too heavy for my bike. I'm about 260lbs (118kg). I keep getting flats.
2
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1answer
62 views

di2 front derailleur braze on for 105?

can di2 front derailleur braze on adapter be used to mount 105 derailleur?
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2answers
141 views

Does group riding negate the aero benefit of deep rim wheels?

I've been weighing up some options over wheels and in doing my research I've noticed that rim depth may be a bigger factor than I had previously considered. On the one hand, shallow rims are typically ...
4
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1answer
88 views

how to strip the paint from a bike yourself?

How can I strip the paint from a bike frame? I tried using a sander and it left really annoying scratch marks on the frame. Is it possible to use a chemical paint stripper to completely remove the ...
2
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1answer
146 views

Handlebar stem : height vs length

I want to decrease the reach of my handlebars. Does it matter whether I increase the height or get a stem with a smaller length(extension?) on my bike? And is there any way to calculate the ...
3
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2answers
76 views

Internal gear hub maintenance

I have a Muji utility bicycle with a 3-speed internal gear hub which I got second hand around 5 years ago. The LBS which I bought the bike from has since closed down and I haven't managed to find ...
8
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1answer
142 views

Any experience with shaft driven bikes?

I've ridden a shaft driven bike once, when biking in deserted mines in Limburg.‡ They used shaft driven bikes because the mines are damp, and a shaft can be enclosed completely, protecting it ...
3
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4answers
173 views

Solar charger for iPhone whilst on a bike tour - is it worth it? [closed]

Are there any feasible solar chargers for iPhone / or with a usb slot that will work or is a backup battery available. Best value (and something that works) is my priority. I found this brilliant link ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Wheel rim problem

I bought a Carrera Velos from Halfords and when riding at speed there was a very noticable thud everytime the wheel rotated over a certain spot with brakes applied. After looking at the seam, where ...
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5answers
388 views

Sunglasses for cycling - what features to look for?

I need some new sunglasses for cycling - what features will actually be helpful - I've seen ones with vents, polarized lens, rubberised frame, replaceable lens . I just need the best value model that ...
1
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1answer
49 views

Framebag vs Panniers - Pros and Cons

What are the benefits of a frame-bag over panniers? I need one for a bike-packing trip (any good value recomendations welcome). I've used panniers in the past but I've seen a lot of framebags about. ...
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2answers
62 views

Shimano Revo shifter does not shift [closed]

I have recently bought a new bicycle and the left Shimano Revo shifter (3 speed) is not shifting, what can I do?
2
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3answers
225 views

Why do full suspension bikes seem to be on average £1000 more expensive than hardtails?

I was just looking at the new On One Codeine full suss mountain bike and 45650B hardtail (£2599 vs £899) respectively. However, what is the great difference apart from the shock? A fox rear shock goes ...
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5answers
535 views

Regulations regarding Braking redundancy on single speed bikes.

Recently there have been an increase in the number of fixed gear bikes in my (U.S.) city. Increasingly they tend to have one or zero brake levers, justified by their ability to stop with pedal power ...
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3answers
105 views

Are bikes more prone to punctures after a spell of rainfall/flooding?

We've had an unusually wet winter and flooding has been a problem in my area. Now that the weather has improved and cycling is possible/pleasurable again I'm finding I'm getting many more punctures ...
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3answers
62 views

Rides tracking app for windows phone

What are some tracking apps for Windows phone which use OpenStreet Maps or Google Maps? My location (Minsk, Belarus) is a white spot on HERE Nokia maps.
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2answers
130 views

Is there a way to syncronize cycling activities from Movescount to Runkeeper or vice versa?

I have used Runkeeper for years to track my cycling activities with my Smart phone. Recently bought a pulse watch Suunto Ambit 2 that stores activities in the Movescount portal when the watch is ...
2
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2answers
72 views

Advice on buying a SCOTT SUB Sport 10 2014 [closed]

I have been looking at the Scott SUB 2014 as a potential candidate for my cycle to Paris (approx 90 miles) and a cycle across the South Downs this summer. Having such different terrains, I was ...
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3answers
85 views

Does 1.2cm of additional frame stack make a large difference to the ride of a bike?

I don't like the amount of handlebar drop on my current road bike. I am looking at a new bike that has an additional 1.2cm of frame stack (height). Would this 1.2cm make much difference in the ride of ...
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2answers
61 views

Can Shimano 600 front derailleur handle 3 chain wheels?

I have a 48-38-28 chainwheel and I wonder if Shimano 600EX Arabesque has enough leeway to accommodate it. If you know another derailleur from the same era that could do it that would be also useful to ...
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2answers
128 views

Please help me pick one of these bicycles and store benefits [closed]

I am looking for a bicycle to commute probably two days a week to work on and then use sometimes in the evening and on weekends. I was thinking of scooter or motorcycle even but when I sat on them I ...
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1answer
42 views

Are Avids BB7 superior to the Hayes Stroker Ryde? [closed]

I know one is mechanical (BB7) and the other Hydraulic (Hayes)? but I have both and I need to decide. For a XC use, which would you keep?, and why? PS: I'm upgrading from V-Brakes (Shimano XT group). ...
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1answer
81 views

Is a cannondale scalpel 3 full suspension capable of trail/ downhill? (100mm Suspension)

I have found myself to be more of a trail rider than an XC rider and would like to get into downhill. I have a cannondale scalpel 3 and I was wondering if I can make this bike work. Possibly buying ...
5
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2answers
130 views

Bicycle disc brake rotors

It is time to change my bike's hydraulic disc brakes . Now I have a Hayes Stroker Ryde system , but I want to order a Shimano M395 instead . The question is that I don't know If I have to order the ...
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1answer
72 views

What are some good flat pedal shoes for XC racing? [closed]

Like the title says, I'm looking for some recommendations on good flat pedal shoes. This could include ones with an SPD or other interface that has removable clips. I'm currently riding with a set of ...
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3answers
115 views

What would be some good and affordable mountain bikes for a beginner? [closed]

What would be a good bike which would be low priced and work for a rookie?
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2answers
538 views

What type is my bike valve, and why can't I pump it up?

so I've taken some pictures of the valve on my bike tyre (if you zoom out they look clearer...), below. Basically, it's a new bike and I have no experience around these things. The pump I have doesn't ...
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4answers
144 views

if my height is 5'9" what mtb should I buy? [closed]

I am rookie and I want to know about mountain bike and want to know that if my height is 5.9 which mountain bike works for me. So guys please help to know about mountain bike.
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2answers
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How to determine if my rear axle is bent?

When riding, the rear wheel feels as if there is a tiny pebble, stuck within the thread. The wheel is one week old, the hub is Shimano FH-M475. I have done only very tiny jumps - for example from ...
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2answers
224 views

Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)

After a few near misses by cars and two mates actually being hit I want to start using a camera for taping video footage. These are my requirements: Long battery life (3h+) Inconspicuous ...
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3answers
140 views

Mountain Biking Websites

What mountain bike websites are available? I would like recommendations of sites containing: news product reviews interesting articles photo reviews An example of the kind of sites I am after is ...
3
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2answers
90 views

How long do Garmin's cycling GPS devices take to get an initial GPS lock?

I've been using a CatEye Stealth 50 GPS device to record some of my longer rides. I've not been using it for commuting though because my commute is only ~30 minutes, and the CatEye takes 3-5 minutes ...
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2answers
456 views

What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?

There's a plastic disc between the cassette and rear wheel on my bicycle. It doesn't seem to have any effect on the actual drivetrain; but I've seen it on a number of bicycles. What is it for?
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1answer
74 views

Guidance on Specialized bike models [closed]

is the specialized Tricross or Crosstrail bike preferable for a combination of light trail riding and road riding
5
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3answers
152 views

Urban rides map projects

Some time ago I read about a project in which bike commuters tracked their paths in order to map then on-line and have a place to see the most frequent routes in their city. Do you know this or other ...
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0answers
145 views

Help me identify my bike please

i found a bike in my grandpa garage wich is called Staiger Trento, a pliable bike, white color and is completed, nothing missing from bike. Looks nice, shiny and perfect. I want to know how much money ...
0
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2answers
61 views

Truvativ Crank housing

Im repairing a friends bike and changing the crank. I have removed it and want to find a replacement The removed item is Model: BB-06-PSPL - 113/68 Im wondering if there is a replacement Shimano ...

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