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What percent of crashes are due to bicycle failure?

I find myself avoiding steep/fast downhills. Not because I'm afraid I'll lose control, but because something might happen to my bike that will send me face-first into the pavement. Are there any ...
0
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2answers
93 views

Remove wheel to clean ball bearings

I have heard that one should clean the ball bearing frequently for smooth performance. But how to? ??? I wathed some diy videos which include some tools which I dont have acess to. I want to remove ...
2
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6answers
159 views

Single-speed vs Multi-speed bike purchase

I am looking at buying my first bike as an adult. I grew up in a neighborhood that was very hilly, so am used to getting bikes with gears to be able to do hills more easily. I now live somewhere ...
3
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1answer
127 views

Are there any tricks to make “U brake” stronger?

I rebuilt a kids bike. I had the wheelset and calliper/U-brake replaced. Parts that I used are not cheap parts, lets say its more of mid range parts for BMX, normally made of alloy. I made sure the ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Can I change the cage on a Campagnolo Chorus derailleur?

I have a Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed rear derailleur that will not shift properly. I've aligned the frame, adjusted the high and low settings and attempted to fine-tune the shifting with the barrel ...
3
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3answers
148 views

Would a moist cloth wrapped around the nose be reasonably effective as compared to an anti-pollution mask?

On looking at the prices of masks and filters, I figured that it could eventually get rather expensive for me. Moreover, there's an article in a newspaper that these masks don't really help: Don't ...
1
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1answer
28 views

Giant OverDrive road fork replacement

I've got a Giant Revolt with a OverDrive tapered steerer (1 1/8-inch top to 1 1/4-inch bottom), and am thinking about replacing the fork with a shock. If I used a shock with a 1 1/8-inch non-tapered ...
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0answers
42 views

Campagnolo Cambio Corsa

Does anyone make this sort of system and sell it today, or is my only option looking for someone selling theirs? I've googled whether similar systems are being made today but found nothing to my ...
0
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2answers
101 views

Shimano Deore XT: is 9-speed no longer continued? (Europe)

For an upgrade I'm trying to decide whether to change to 9-speed or 10-speed cassette, chain, derailleur, shifter and crank. On the european Shimano website there are not many words about 9-speed ...
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3answers
131 views

Is there a preferred frame size calculator?

I am buying a new road bike. I have looked online for calculators but I am getting different answers on which frame size I should get. I've got 53 cm on a calculator that only considers inseam height ...
2
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1answer
49 views

LED headlight eating away at power output of USB charger

I have the following setup: Shimano DH-3N72 hub dynamo cycle2charge.de USB charger LED headlight and taillight, both capacitor-backed The headlight and USB charger are both directly attached to ...
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5answers
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Lessons from downhill crash

I was taking my usual morning ride before dawn on an 'adventure' road bike. It is a very steep hill with bends (Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex, England). I was descending and noticed (too late) some ...
0
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0answers
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Can anyone help me identify this bike from 2002?

I got it as a gift in 2002, I was a kid back then. And it was stolen from me in 2004 and I didn't do anything. I would love to buy the same model now, but I can't remember what it was and ...
3
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1answer
82 views

Is there a gadget that will let me slide my seat forward more than my post allows?

So I'm I'm trying to dial in the fit on my road bike to be more tri-bike like, and in doing so, I'd like to move my seat forward, well, more than I currently can. I have the Redshift seatpost, and I ...
4
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1answer
268 views

Safe rate for increasing long rides

I'm a runner who has just started cycling. I did a 20 kilometre (12.5 mile) ride last weekend without much trouble, and a total of 50 kilometres (31 miles) during the week. I'd like to cycle more and ...
0
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3answers
74 views

gears overshifting issue

As I have explained in my previous post here I have changed my rear shifter cable and housing. But I'm still having issues with shifting gears smoothly. It overshifts at particular gear combinations ...
5
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5answers
139 views

Do riders bodies go numb after hours of riding?

When talking to people who don't bicycle themselves, I've noticed that every time I mention bicycling long distances, people seem to think that your body goes numb, like it does when you run long ...
2
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2answers
121 views

which type of bicycle should I consider for bicycle routes

I have no experience in biking and have never made any tour/route. I just like riding it. I love extreme and travelling in general and I am planning to start from small bicycle routes. I understand ...
3
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3answers
75 views

What can I do to stop my front dérailleur rubbing against the crank arm?

I recently changed the crankset of my Cannondale Synapse 5 from the stock FSA Gosssamer crankset to a Rotor 3D24 crankset with power2max power meter. This was a bit of an iffy modification to make - ...
3
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6answers
167 views

suggestions of affordable clothes for beginner rides?

I am new to riding. I have done some research, and found out there are plenty of guides telling people how to pick up cycling gear. But I want suggestions for affordable, good quality clothes. I ...
12
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9answers
901 views

Are collisions with animals something to be worried about when cycling in the country?

I know that driving at dusk in wooded or otherwise open areas greatly increses your risk of collision with an animal, whether that is a deer or other wildlife. I would like to know if when cycling at ...
0
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2answers
112 views

What are the advantages of having a aluminium frame? [duplicate]

are there any advantages that an aluminium body brings to the tables over carbon frames?
3
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1answer
61 views

Can a XTR 2016 di2 bracket axle unit fit in XT 2016 rear derailleur?

I have recently lost my bracket axle unit of my XT 2016 m8000 rear derailleur. My friend will be mailing me his XTR 2016 di2 bracket axle unit. Is it compatible/will it fit? I just wanted to know ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Can a tubular tire be reused?

I have some knobby cross-specific tubular tires (Challenge Limus 33) mounted on a bike and I want to change them in exchange for slick tires for a period of riding primarily on the pavement. While ...
3
votes
3answers
290 views

How to play video games while cycling on trainer?

I'm interested in playing video games while riding the bike trainer this winter. Using a controller with a regular setup would likely require me to sit up on the saddle, possibly setting myself up for ...
6
votes
2answers
123 views

Road bike disc wheel interchangability

This may be a duplicate, but I didn't find an answer: Are road bike disc wheelsets interchangable? For example my cx bike has DT Swiss R24 wheels, could I buy a set of Mavic Ksyrium wheels and fit ...
2
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3answers
488 views

Is it more economical to true a cheap wheel or to buy a better wheelset?

Truing wheels around here costs about 20 dollars. I have a cheap rear wheel that has 32 spokes. This is a rear wheel that came with a Bikes Direct bike, to give you an idea of its quality. The hubs ...
3
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2answers
121 views

Kalkhoff Agattu (e-bike) Panasonic 24v engine dead - worth repairing?

UPDATE: http://www.kalkhoff-bikes.com/en/bikes/e-bike/e-activity/agattu-impulse-8-hs-8-g-1.html I went with one of the above. It's not a 2016 model though. The Impulse 2 drive is awesome. My ...
6
votes
4answers
159 views

Best bicycle for a moderate to extremely hilly suburbs?

I've moved to an area that's notoriously hilly. I had gained a lot of weight but managed to ride it off by cycling in a well built but extremely faulty and wastefully heavy chinese bike. The gears ...
0
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3answers
49 views

How can I mount my phone and my battery pack to my bike?

Fremo p130 On long bike rides, my phone dies often. Is there any way I can mount my phone, a galaxy s5, and my battery pack, pictured, to my bike? I'd say that mounting to the handlebars would be ...
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votes
4answers
148 views

Where should pedals be located?

I've noticed that while riding, whether uphill, downhill, or on a flat, if I move my body to the front of the saddle to where the pedals are behind me, pedaling is much easier. I'm not sure if it's my ...
9
votes
2answers
90 views

Is a damaged BB7 inner caliper pin dangerous?

It was late when I tried installing some replacement brake pads, and for some reason the top of the replacement pads wouldn't fit properly into the channel that is supposed to guide the pads (lower ...
4
votes
2answers
94 views

Pain in center of hand

I've recently started biking serious amounts (to me, anyways, 12 miles or so ) and I've noticed a pain in my right hand, near the center of where the wrist connects to the palm. It hurts when pressure ...
0
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6answers
221 views

How far should I be able to bike?

So, I'm 18, have been riding my bike for years, and I was wondering how far I should be able to ride. Originally, I just used my road bike to ride from and to work, four miles each way. In the last ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

should I change my seatpost?

I have a seatpost with spring suspension. Something like this one: A friend of mine hit it with his leg while he was dismounting and broke it into two pieces. After putting it back, I noticed that ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Is it OK for a child's bike to have a radially-laced rear wheel?

I was looking at the Early Rirder Belter 16" child's bike and noticed that the rear wheel has radial spokes on both sides. In wheels built for adult bikes this is considered bad practice. From ...
5
votes
1answer
167 views

belt vs chain for what matters performance only

Let's set apart all pros/cons of chains vs belts, like: ease of maintenance, need of a custom frame, cost, spare part availability, all of that: nope. This question is very focusing only on ...
18
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6answers
4k views

What to do when a snake is in front of you?

I was coming out of a corner and saw something on the road about 10 meters up but only from about 5 meters I realised it's a snake trying to cross the path. I panicked but didn't really do anything. ...
2
votes
2answers
92 views

How to prevent knee/shin guards slipping?

I am using plastic guards that cover knees and shins, like the ones displayed here: My problem is, when I am riding, they sometimes slip down, reducing protection of my knees. This mostly happens ...
5
votes
1answer
202 views

replacing shifter cable housing?

My rear cable housing got torn apart while I was tunning gears as you can see in the picture. I'm quite new to cycling so i'm not sure if i should replace the whole cable or just the part of the ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

How to determine wheel size on touring bike

I have a touring bike that has tires that read 36 X 2.0. It is a 9 speed and I want to buy new wheels. Can I buy 26 X1.75 and how does the gear system play into the rear tire sizing?
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Pitted rust on frame [duplicate]

Hello I have some small pitts of rust on my 1980 Raleigh royal frame. I don't want to strip the paint and sand blast it are there any non invasive treatments? Some of the chrome surfaces also appear ...
1
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2answers
64 views

Can Inner tube 1.25 / 1.5 fit 26x1.4 tire?

I have a tire 26 X 1.4 what size tube should I buy for it? 1.25 or 1.5 Inner tube ?
5
votes
1answer
376 views

Is it okay to store bike tires in unheated garage over winter?

I have a lot of spare tires for bikes. I can either store them inside my house in the basement or in the garage. I've got a lot more open space in the garage, so that's my preference. However, I live ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

looking for Lightweight inexpensive children's bike (120cm) available in uk [closed]

I'm looking for Lightweight inexpensive children's hybrid bike (120cm) available in uk for my six year old son. It seems to me at this age they don't need fancy brakes or lots of gears but would ...
0
votes
3answers
150 views

If I currently have 700x23/25C tires on my bike, will 700x35C winter tires fit?

I understand that the first number is the tire diameter, so on that part I know it will fit, and that the second number is the tire width and that's my main concern. I want to put winter tires on my ...
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votes
5answers
110 views

Rear Lights for Aero Seat post? [closed]

I went to the Bike store looking for rear lights for my Aero seat post and for the life of me I couldn't find that fit. Its very skinny in the back and so the regular tail lights do not fit. How ...
9
votes
5answers
331 views

How to procced when pedestrians ocupy the dedicated bike path?

I go to work every day on my bike. In my town there are only few bike roads but luckily one is about half of my way to job, but a lot of pedestrians believe they are bikes and occupy bike path. At ...
24
votes
7answers
4k views

How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?

My objective is simple enough... I want people to be safe when out riding. Too often on my way to work I often see cyclists in the dark and rain without lights. When I see them I try and offer them ...
5
votes
3answers
106 views

Is it possible to move a wireless computer between two bikes?

I have a cateye velo 7 wireless computer on a Hybrid bike and I use it mostly to check the speed and track my miles like an odometer. I love it, its simple and cheap and works. I recently got a road ...

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