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Do I need to use thread locker or spoke prep when building wheels if spokes come pre-treated?

I purchased a dynamo hub, rim, and spokes for a wheel build. Unknown to me at the time of purchase, I discovered that the spokes all have blue thread locker compound pre-applied to the threads. The ...
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Gravel road bike fit

Looking at gravel racing what should I look for in fit compared to a normal road bike setup? I'm concerned about stack and reach angles of head tube and seat tube, bottom bracket drop, fork rake and ...
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Flat pedal road bike shoes

I have road shoes but would like to also get a pair of shoes for flat pedals that still look like road shoes but have grip for the flat pedals etc.. Can anyone please suggest anything, thanks :)
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Is it necessary to buy a special tool to open the chain lock

I've installed a chain lock to my chain. It looks like this (mine is not KMC): Now I need to unlink the chain to clean it, but I can't do it: the lock is too tight. I found a special tool on ebay ...
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Shimano 105 rear shifting issues

I'm disappointed with my new Cannondale and it's 105 group, I expected this to be a major upgrade from my previous trouble free bike with the bottom end group set. It's done about 500 miles, had new ...
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1answer
50 views

Crank type for an old peugot

I'm renovating an old Peugot and need to replace the crank. It takes a clotted crank however I'm not sure on the size. I brought a crank previously and it didn't fit, I couldn't get it on the bike ...
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176 views

Correct wheel size for a vintage Peugot

I'm currently upgrading an old Peugot frame and I'm trying to buy the correct wheel size for the bike. This is actually my second attempt after selecting the incorrect size last year. The bike is old ...
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Brake cable shaking at the end of the brake caliper

I recently noticed on my bike that the brake cable housing is shaking at the point where it joins the brake caliper. This is pretty irritating since the cable housing moves whenever I use the brake. ...
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126 views

Do you change from cycling clothes when out and about [closed]

OK, fairly new to cycling, and looking at getting some cycling clothes. Question is do you change into different clothes if, for example you go in for a meal during a days cycling?
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What sort of bike will suit both offroading and onroading

I live in an area which is connected to main road by a small lane(worse than mountainous region, I mean it's condition) and the main road is just like a new tarmac surface, the speed breakers are ...
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70 views

Make rim braking efficient

I have rim brakes on my bike both rear and front, but have been lately decreasing in efficiency, making weird noise when I break hard and the breakingdistance has increased too, neither my brakes nor ...
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1answer
97 views

What rear shock will fit my Scott spark 2009?

Can anyone tell me what rear shock will fit my 2009 Scott Spark 60? I brought the bike second hand with the wrong rear shock, because of the current shock the geometry of the bike is incorrect. It ...
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How to find compatible cranks?

The threads on both cranks got busted due to putting the wrong pedals by the shop (here is my post with details) so I need to find replacement. How to find compatible cranks? My bike is Carrera ...
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Kona Mahuna 2013 headset change question.

I have a Kona Mahuna 2013 and I got a tapered fork as well as a new wheel and now I'm looking for advice on changing my headset to accept tapered forks. I've been looking and I believe that this ...
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Building an Entry Level MTB. How should I choose suspension forks?

I am new to Mountain Biking. I just bought a CRONUS HOLTS 330 (Hardtail) with Shimano gear system and disk brakes. Its a 19" frame with 26" tyres. All aluminium pretty light weight. The brakes are ok ...
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79 views

What is the advice for new cyclists? [closed]

I recently finished 200 Km and 300 Km BRMs (with high incline/decline routes) and looking forward to get some advice on must-do/not-to-do tips here. BRMs (Brevet des Randonneurs Mondiaux) are timed ...
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Crank threads stripped - both pedals fell off

Something really strange happened to me - 2 years ago I bought a bike (Carrera Gryphon Hybrid from Halfords). I had just about 100 miles on that bike the month I bought it and than I locked it to a ...
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162 views

Is there a guide available for determining pedal/cleat combinations?

I bought a Kona Coiler mountain bike at an estate sale, and the sellers didn't have any information about the pedals on it. I'm looking to buy some shoes and cleats, but I'm not sure what to buy ...
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506 views

Size question. Performance v Comfort

I was checking some bikes on Decathlon (a large sports orientated chain store) and I found this size guide for some of their BTwin bikes. On their chart [pdf] that maps rider measurements to bike ...
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1answer
211 views

Can tubes be used in tubeless rims as well as tires?

I've gotten a bike with very nice tubeless wheels, however I have little experience with fixing or replacing tubeless tires/wheels. I would much prefer to be able to put a regular mountain bike tube ...
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244 views

Tall man's bike - which manufacturers?

So, I'm 6'8". I have a 36" inseam, and wear a dress shirt with a 37" sleeve. I'm 220 lbs. Is there a chart anywhere online showing bicycle geometry across brands, with data on 64cm-or-larger road ...
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1answer
147 views

Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?

I've been looking at expedition bikes and I've noticed on some bikes I've seen that they have a lot of headset spacers such as http://www.oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/models/overview/ and thorn cycles in ...
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875 views

How does a bicycle tyre and wheel affect its performace and speed?

I have 700 x 38c wheels on my bike. While reading online I found that wider tyres have lower rolling resistance at the same inflation pressure than narrower tyres but they will be a little heavier and ...
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1answer
189 views

why has my fox rear shocks adjusting lever popped out?

as i put in my title my fox rear shocks mode adjuster and rebound adjuster has popped out and exposed a little metal ball, I can no more adjust my rear shock but don't know why this has happened. Can ...
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160 views

Why does my front derailleur not work when it is cold?

When it is warm outside my front derailleur works just fine. But when it gets colder (40F) the lever on the handle bar does not catch and I can move it without any resistance the whole way without the ...
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181 views

Chain is choking and pedals fly forwards when going up hill or standing on the bike pedals

I have a 2 month old Vodoo Bizango from Halfords in the UK. I have had this problem about 2 weeks into having the bike where if I'm on the highest gear and want to do sprints (standing on the pedals) ...
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1answer
485 views

SLX chainring compatibility

I'm considering swapping the inner ring on my SLX double chainset (M665) from 22T to 28T. I noticed that the newer M675 has a 40/28 option, so I figured that the 28T chainring from this set-up would ...
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4answers
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best ride to burn tummy fat

what type of ride should I choose? I own kross k10 bike. Currently I am doing 7.7 km lap with combination of slow-fast-slow (40%-20%-40%) of total path. Am I doing it correct?
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Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing

All of a sudden, I desperately need those, but I'm failing to find it on ebay or anywhere else. Maybe I call them wrong? Do they have a specific title or something? Thanks for help guys, you're the ...
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0answers
66 views

Cost-efficient rear suspension [closed]

In the coming year I might be on the look for a new mountain bike. As always, cost is something to consider and as such I'm wondering: What's currently the most cost-efficient full-suspension ...
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6answers
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Bike computer wheel size setup

I've gotten my self my first mountain bike, along with a Bike computer. This needs to be setup, but im really not sure how i do this. The wheel size of the bike is a 27,5 inches. The bike computer is ...
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2answers
131 views

What Type of Brake Pads Should I Look For?

The brake pads on my bike have worn out, so I ordered a new set online, and after I spent a lot of time trying to adjust them, I noticed it won't work as they're not long enough to grip the rim when ...
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1answer
54 views

Specialty Panniers [closed]

I am checking out panniers. I'd like to find something that would be waterproof, suitable to carry groceries in, but also to carry art supplies in on occasion. An 11X14 pad of paper, a water bottle ...
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1answer
477 views

Brake levers for Dia Compe centre pull brakes

I'm looking at replacing the brake levers on an older road bike and was wondering if the cable pull ratio for the old Dia Compe center pull brakes pictured below is compatible with new road brake ...
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1answer
94 views

Which are better for reproducible power output: Mag- or Fluid-trainers?

I'm looking to buy a trainer but my primary concern is being able to consistently improve my power output. To do this I need a way to measure my output consistently - I don't care what the actual ...
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4answers
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sealed hubs vs normal hubs

My lbs recommended sealed hubs to me. Here are my doubts. Seeing as how I never ride in the rain or any such wet substances, I don't really need the "sealed" feature. Sheldon Brown says that if ...
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Shimano Sora 9-speed shifters “missing a speed”

First time posting, hope I can get some suggestions on this weird issue I've noticed with my shifting. I have a fairly decent understanding of how to maintain gears myself, and have made quite a few ...
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1answer
262 views

Light for Tubus rear rack [closed]

I recently received a Tubus rack that I am happy with. In the instructions there is a wide rear light with a double point attachment. I want one of those big lights - can someone tell me of one? ...
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1answer
215 views

Axle to wheel bore ratio? [closed]

This may be the wrong site but it's the closest one I thought someone would have knowledge of the question... It's not for a bike but rather replacing the wheels on a power wheels... The axle is ...
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How to carry a MTB on one's backpack?

Sometimes I want to ascend a steep (say, 50%) slope, where is impossible to ride and awkward to push/pull the bike. I tried various ways of carrying the bike: Lifting it just 10 cm above the ground ...
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374 views

What is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX

Trek used to make only "WSD" versions of the same model names sold "for men." But things aren't that simple anymore! What's the men's version of the Lexa SLX?
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Converting an octalink bottom bracket and crankset to a fsa bottom bracket and compact crankset 9 speed

i currently own a 2002 Giant TCR 2 and have been pleased but as i am approaching 60 and hills aren't getting any easier was thinking of converting to a compact crank. I currently have a Shimano ...
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0answers
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What is neuromuscular endurance in the world of bicycling?

I read the term neuromuscular endurance perhaps something related to having your brain not accustomed to high speed pedalling. I'm curious as it is related to bicycling cadence and I'm working on ...
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1answer
125 views

What should I plan for on a sea-to-summit ride on Mauna Kea, Hawaii?

I've driven up to the visitor station but not up to the summit - what are the road conditions like beyond the visitor station, where can you refill water, and should I prepare for anything beyond a ...
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1answer
199 views

Stationary bike calories

Could somebody give me an idea of how to figure out the number of calories I'm burning on a stationary bike? The bike I'm using is a cheap Pro Fitness magnetic bike from Argos ...
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2answers
212 views

Where should I sell old bike parts?

I seem to have amassed a huge collection of bike parts. Some parts are old and need a specialist market so I don't think that ebay is the best marketplace for them. How can I sell on / give away old ...
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267 views

Trailer connection, off the shelf parts and proven performer

I am planning a long bike and canoe trip (bike tows canoe, canoe carries bike and cart), There are a couple of purpose built products for towing a canoe with a bike dumb stick & woody hitch but ...
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2answers
304 views

What are the technical differences between a bike for off-road touring and a mountain bike?

There are a lot of adventure touring bikes, or bikes designed for bikepacking, off-road touring and the like. But what is the difference between one of these and a standard mountain bike. E.g. what ...
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2answers
899 views

Can I use a mountain bike to go bike touring?

I'm planning on going bike touring in S.East Asia. I've been planning which bike to get. Companies like Thorn offer custom made bikes (specially designed for adventure-style cycle touring), but they ...
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2answers
430 views

How do I know what is the right bottom bracket for my old road bike?

I've got an old road bike. I'm not exactly sure what the frame is as it was repainted. I've reason to believe the that bottom bracket is wrong because the crankset ring is too close to the chainstay. ...

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