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When truing a wheel, is it enough to only use a tension meter, and not a truing stand?

I presume that if you get all spoke tensions equal, and at the recommended tension for the spoke thickness, then the wheel will be true. My intention is to get a wheel reasonably true (laterally) by ...
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6answers
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I sit real far back on my saddle

Asked this on diaspora, but was urged to come here, so, here's my question: I tend to slide BACK on my saddle really far, to the point where my sit bones are very near to the edge. If I try to scoot ...
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Can a 7 speed Derailleur work on a 8 speed cassette

Can a 7 speed Derailleur work on a 8 speed cassette I have a extra 8 speed shifters? and a wheel that has a 8 speed cassette.
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Clothing: when should we wear what, are there any guidelines/conventions?

I regularly cycle to work in London, at the moment the weather is between 5-9 degrees Celsius. I'm finding it difficult to decide what to wear in these conditions as I either get too much windchill ...
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1answer
51 views

Best Gear Shifters [closed]

I am new to Bicycling. I have a question on gear shifters. Mostly the bikes are available with Revo Shifter and EF Fire Shifters. Which one of these are best and why it is?
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1answer
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Retrofit lockout for a suspension fork?

I am new for cycling. I am searching for bikes on which I will ride mostly on roads, but also on terrains/mountains occasionally. After doing a few researches online, I finally decided to buy a hybrid ...
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1answer
112 views

Hydraulic disk brakes starts braking after pulling the half of the lever, how can I solve this problem with the brakes?

I have upgraded from v brake which starts braking immediately after pulling the brake lever, but in my new bike the brakes starts much later after pulling the lever. What problem it may have? I am ...
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0answers
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How to service Merida Big Seven front forks [duplicate]

I have just found this Great Site -! Fine. Exploring all the technical details on my new Merida Big Seven 20MD Mountain Bike is a DELIGHT. I am 60 and have Never owned anything like this. Amazed. On ...
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119 views

Front wheel requires weight for traction: is this applicable to icy conditions?

How is cornering on the road different than cornering on dirt? Is cornering in snow any different? I usually attempt to keep at least half my weight on the front wheel for stability when ...
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2answers
206 views

Weight saving between Sora and 105 [closed]

I would like to know what is the weight difference between Sora and 105 group set.
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0answers
15 views

rear derailleur [duplicate]

I need to replace a Suntour rear derailleur that was damaged in an accident. The inside is stamped with MAEDA HIV HB. Could you recommend an inexpensive compatible replacement? The bike is a ...
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Could I bike 9 mile a day home from work starting with no current exercise?

I am thinking of getting a bike and biking it home from work on a mountain bike its 9 miles and reasonably flat, I'm not the fittest guy so I'm wondering if I would struggle??
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1answer
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What kind of Huffy is it?

Before it got taken apart and striped down it said HUFFY. Trying to find out what kind/year, thinking of making a custom with it.
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2answers
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Which gears not to use in a 2 X 9 gear bike

I am new to biking. I bought a hybrid bike with 9 gears at the back tire and 2 gears at the front. For reference lets say gears at front (chain ring) are numbered 1-2 and gears at back are numbered ...
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2answers
59 views

Gears, distance, cadence = Speed [closed]

My bike is a Giant "Revolt" and I have a speed/Cadence sensor (from Giant). It doesn't always record accurately. But my question: I'm looking for a Chart that gives me the distance traveled & ...
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0answers
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What does the rear hub sound mean, is it efficiency or the more the noise the better? [duplicate]

a friend of mine told me the larger the sound the better, is he right or the sound is just energy loss so not a good thing
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1answer
50 views

San Francisco Bay Trail: current map of completed/proposed routes

This gap analysis is from 2005. I want to start biking from Redwood City to San Francisco. I'd rather not bike near cars, which is what googlemaps suggests. and I'd love to bike along the shore. ...
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1answer
57 views

Is it legal to ride on sidewalks in Georgia?

The title says all of it. A friend and I were trying to determine if it is legal to ride on sidewalks. Georgia has clear law explaining what cyclists should do on the road (basically obey all the ...
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0answers
32 views

my Bike Make & Model [duplicate]

Here's Some Pics Of Forks SR Suntour V3s ![enter image description ![
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Road Front Derailleur / Shifter Tuning

I've recently converted into 2spd crankset so I've bought a new 2spd road lever. I'm really struggling now to tune the front derailleur. Could you please assist me by answering this questions: Why ...
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0answers
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I need information on a Gold cup bike with Mag wheels and square rear dropouts and frame.

I came across a little Red and white two tone with v handle bars. I'd like to know what year this bike came from and the value gold cups bikes go for.
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1answer
205 views

What make and model is this MTB with no decal (pictured)?

My second hand MTB frame has no decal on it. To me it looks like a downhill frame. I was told it's an Orange but now that I look at it I don't know how to tell. The serial number is JSG0111.
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5answers
118 views

What is the impact of a buckled wheel?

My rear (disc) wheel currently has a lot of movement in it. I have been riding it like this for 18 months due to intending to replace the rim (has been dented) rather than simply getting it trued. The ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Winter deraillers [closed]

I commute all Winter long on my Winter bike and I realize I don't use many gears. The back derailleur gets jammed with salt, dirt and other debris. I'd like to build a bike with fix gear at the back ...
3
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4answers
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Why no wheels with rope instead of spokes?

Spokes in a wheel are (shall) be loaded always in tension. Seems like a simple rope of steel strings would do. Furthermore, uneven spoke tension can lead to lots of problems (among which loose ...
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4answers
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Is the Park Tool Allen Wrench going to strip out bolts?

I am fed up with cheap allen keys. I've bought a few from local hardware stores, but a 5mm is usually way off, and I end up rounding off the key, or the bolt. I've thought about buying this parks ...
3
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2answers
221 views

Front tire skidding, resulted in a crash, any advice?

I have been cycling my whole life, and for about a year I have been doing 25km a day, without any problems. I got new Vittoria Rubino 23s tires a few weeks ago and I had no problems for 3 weeks since, ...
0
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1answer
92 views

What is the most secure bike rack for long distance travel? [duplicate]

I'm looking to transport my bike a fair distance (500km) and I would like to spend $150 or less on the transport. I currently have a strap mounted trunk rack but I worry about it loosening over the ...
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2answers
73 views

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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0answers
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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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3answers
78 views

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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2answers
74 views

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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0answers
56 views

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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1answer
872 views

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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3answers
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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 ...
0
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2answers
79 views

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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0answers
77 views

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, ...
0
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1answer
90 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
86 views

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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4answers
316 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
106 views

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?
3
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3answers
88 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
106 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
137 views

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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0answers
41 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
61 views

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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2answers
141 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
192 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
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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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