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1answer
229 views

Swapping a road bike frame for a bigger one?

I happened to be given a decent bike - Trek 1000 - in a good condition. The only problem is that the frame is only 56 cm while I am quite tall so I need ~62 cm. Is it possible to take all the nice ...
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1answer
585 views

Is reverse pedaling good for smooth gear change?

I am newbie for cycling. When I change my gears, some lock sounds are coming from the chain. But if I do reverse pedaling while switching gears. No sound form chain, but gear switched to the right ...
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2answers
392 views

New to bicycles; Bad setup, bad bike, or too heavy?

I purchased a Schwinn Meridian adult tricycle hoping to have a flexible means of exercise. After giving it a close look, I tried it with disappointing results. When pedaling from a stop, the chain ...
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1answer
75 views

Replacing my chain

My chain broke recently. I fixed it by taking out a link with a chain break tool. Now the it slips when I am in my smallest gear on the cassette. I cannot find the stiff link in my chain and think ...
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1answer
66 views

Shimano XT with Campag Centaur crank?

I would like to use a Shimano XT group for my flat-bar disc-brake touring bike, but the XT crankset doesn't suit my touring needs very well. I would prefer having a 50/34 crank instead of the XT's 38/...
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2answers
335 views

Tube puncture over spoke, but rim tape fine

I have a puncture in my tube on a bump in the tube that coincides with a dip in the spoke hole, and am not sure if I need to replace the rim tape or not. I have seen numerous posts about spoke ...
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1answer
140 views

Adjusting Shimano STI Brakes

I just bought my first bike with Shimano STI Shift/Brake Levers. So far, I really like the feel. I cannot, however, figure out how to tighten the brake cables. I can find the barrels for tightening ...
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1answer
93 views

Need Connector for Motor - I don't want to buy 50

I have no idea what I've gotten myself into, but I've bought electric bicycle motors and they didn't come with the connectors. Apparently the below link is the type of connectors I need. Is there an ...
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1answer
109 views

Foot Tingling with Clipless Pedals

I bought a new commuter bike (Marin Muir Woods 29er) and some clipless shoes that are "walkable" DZR Shoes 'Midnight' so I don't have to carry bike cleats around with me. However, when I ride I often ...
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2answers
254 views

Is it possible to use a two or three chainring with an internal hub?

I have a Bullit cargo bike. It has a Shimano 39t chainring and a Alfine 8 rear hub. I was going to go for a Rohloff to get more gears, but the price is just getting stupid. I looked at the Alfine 11 ...
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1answer
197 views

How to use SKS multivalve adapter with dunlop valve?

I have the SKS Rennkompressor with the multi valve head. How do I probably use the head with a dunlop valve? I cannot get the dunlop valve fixed with the multi valve head.
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2answers
149 views

Is it possible to shorten a chain?

I have the following chain/gear setup: I like to get rid of the rear wheel gears. However I don't want to buy any new parts. That is why I am wondering if I simply can remove all the parts from the ...
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3answers
1k views

When is a wheel considered true?

Generally speaking, how much runout can a bicycle wheel have and still be considered true?
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2answers
168 views

Cannot reach the bearing adjustment nut on rear wheel

I have a Mt. bike with Shimano STX RC components. I cannot reach the nut and lock nut to adjust the bearing tension. Any ideas how to make an adjustment so I can reach it? Also, How do I tell if ...
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3answers
186 views

Is my cassette or chain worn out?

I bought this road bike as my first road bike in 2011. I have not changed the chain or any parts on it since then and I bike on it almost daily. It's been running great, but sometimes I have trouble ...
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1answer
159 views

Barn Bicycle Find Information appreciated

I am seeking information on this bicycle found in our farm shed. The bike is blue with very thin white stripes. There is a serial number on the top of the bike where the seat attaches. It is 4E8736 ...
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1answer
220 views

Can shimano di2 be programmed to be automatically readjust shifting for different hub/wheel types?

If I purchase a bike with shimano di2 will it be able to readjust its rear dérailleur to accommodate different rear hub types? If this is possible is it a quick and easy process that can be done ...
3
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2answers
232 views

How to build good jumps?

Not sure if this is the right place for this... But I'm wondering how I can make 'good' jumps. I've made a few using a 1 tonne digger. I had the tabletop with the pallet a gap at first but I made ...
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0answers
111 views

Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle [closed]

As part of a bike fit I had done recently I had my well broken in Brooks Team Pro Classic pressure mapped (via the GebioMized system). (A pressure mapping creates a 2-dimensional mapping of the ...
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5answers
2k views

How to evaluate used bicycle price?

Hey I am about to buy a used bicycle and recently I got offer for Peugeot bicycle. We both do not know the price to agree on... The question is how to evaluate price of an used bicycle? (where to put ...
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2answers
601 views

How to adjust cable length on integrated brake/shift levers, when there is no barrel adjuster?

I feel bad asking this question because I've been doing bicycle maintenance for over 20 years and this seems like a noob question. I was unable to find a Shimano manual to answer this question. I ...
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5answers
220 views

Persistent front wheel squealing: Replace the fork? Switch to disk?

I have a Cannondale touring bike from the early 2000s that I use as my daily commuter. With the stock cantilever brakes and original front wheel, I had a lot of front brake squealing. I did the ...
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4answers
9k views

9-speed system to 11-speed drivetrain upgrade?

I am currently upgrading my bike from a 9 speed to an 11 speed system. I am currently using shimano 105 components and will continue to use them within the new system. Current bike has a shimano 105 ...
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1answer
570 views

Why should I prioritize top tube length over stand over height on a CX bike?

I purchased a 50cm CX style bike from an online retailer. After assembling the bike and filling the tires, I found only had around 1" of stand over in bike shorts. Since I will be commuting on the ...
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2answers
599 views

How to convert a commuter CX bike to an Electric bike?

I would like to convert my current bicycle into an E-bike. While there are many conversion kits available and plenty of sites with tips on this, none of them quite meet my needs, or they fail to ...
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4answers
1k views

Super tight brakes don't work

My son is at an age where I could be buying him a new bike each year because he is growing, but instead I managed to pick up a free bike from someone who put it out for trash collection. Only problem ...
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1answer
200 views

Saracen Tenet 2 suitable for long distance

I've got some outings coming up which will need a few days of 100 mile bike rides, this isn't something I'm going to do all the time but I'd like to the option to. I've been looking at road bikes and ...
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1answer
483 views

Pedals won't turn while riding [closed]

Rebuild bike converted to a single speed. Using a tensioner on the chain. Have a three ring chainring and using the high gear (46T) and a 16T cog. Bike spins great on the work stand but riding it I ...
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1answer
263 views

Will an 11-speed SRAM shifter work on an Alfine 11?

I'm building a bike, got an Alfine hub for cheap, but the shifter feels like garbage. There're lots of new 11 speed shifters out this year, like the SRAM X1, do they work with the Alfine?
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1answer
227 views

How to find correct size inner tube

My tyre says 700x38 on the side of it. what size inner tube would I need for the wheel? I've ordered a 700x35 inner tube but it seems a little too big for it?
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1answer
672 views

How to calculate rigid fork replacement for suspension one?

Let's say I am reading spec for 29er with suspension fork and I would like to calculate replacement parameters for rigid one. Calculation is needed because I don't want to change geometry after ...
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0answers
32 views

Upgrading Brakes [duplicate]

I'm new to biking having had to give up running due to 'worn out' knee joints! I bought an entry level cyclo-cross Carrera Crixus from Halfords which I love. My only criticism of the bike is the ...
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3answers
670 views

inferior/weaker rims vs superior/stronger rims with an underweight cyclist

I want to ask a physics-related question, I'm a male, 162cm, height 50kg/110lbs (I'm healthy, but too light!). Right now I'm building a Surly Cross Check and I'm confused what wheels I should ...
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2answers
4k views

How to tell if a new pair of brake calipers will fit my wheel, tire, and frame?

I have a Takara Kabuto. It has 700x32 tires (I don't really know what that means). I was looking at upgrading the brake calipers. I was looking at these, among others. How do I tell if they will ...
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1answer
1k views

Which dual-platform clipless pedals allow for the least amount of movement between the pedal and sneaker [closed]

I am trying to decide between the A530 or PD-M324. I am interested in hearing from folks who have used both. Weight isn't the most important factor in my decision, so I would go with whichever model ...
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3answers
388 views

Water inside bike frame

My latest "project" involves my bike, i.e. I want to perform a complete renovation of it. This involves changing rim, complete shift group, brakes, hubs, carrier etc, just keeping frame, seat post and ...
1
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2answers
65 views

Restoring a 16"

This here is my 16" bike which I'm going to at least try restore. I've put some wider bars on it, fixed loose things etc. My friend removed the pedal back but I don't think he has put it back together ...
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1answer
553 views

How do I fix U brakes?

I found an old bmx in my shed and I'm just doing it up a little as a good muck around bike. It's not very good, I don't even know the brand but i cut the front brake off, because it didn't even work ...
0
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1answer
901 views

Where should I install the kickstand?

I am newbie for cycling. I plan to install a kickstand. But where should I install it? In the center of the bike or on the back side? I don't know the technical terms, so you may get my question from ...
1
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2answers
236 views

When I put my bike on the repair stand and turn the pedal, is the rear wheel supposed to spin freely

I recently bought a cheap road bike. I feel a little drag in the back. When I put it on a repair stand and turn the pedal, the wheel spins a few times and stops.
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3answers
3k views

long distance touring: is high tensile steel silly?

I am planning a touring trip, let's say around 10'000 km, across Asia more or less. I have no intention at all to buy one of those several thousands - worth touring bikes. Apparently, on a lot of ...
1
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2answers
405 views

What to look for when buying cyclo-cross or road bike under 600eu/650usd?

I really want a fast bicycle, that I could use in winter, summer, rain & snow to commute to work. After some research I found out that there is a cool option of cyclo-cross bikes that are build ...
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2answers
99 views

How to replace a wheel Spoke

One of the spokes of the front wheel of my bicycle is removed and this really affected the alignment, How can I replace it and make the wheel balanced back, or do I have to replace the whole wheel? ...
2
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1answer
408 views

Slotted cleats for SPD shoes

Does anyone make a cleat, or an adapter that would accommodate a cleat, that has a slot for use with old style caged pedals that use toeclips & straps, that fits 2-bolt SPD style cycling shoes?
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1answer
248 views

replacing tires and tubes [duplicate]

I own a trek 7000 hybrid and was wondering if there are aftermarket parts i.e. inner tubes and tires that will work for it. the wheels, tubes and tires are all bontrager if this helps any suggestions?
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2answers
115 views

Shifting 1>2 does nothing, shifting 2>3 puts me into 2nd. What's wrong?

I'll be in first gear on my front derailleur, and shift up to 2nd. Nothing will happen at all. Then I'll shift up to 3rd, and I'll finally switch into second. 3rd gear is inaccessible. What could be ...
2
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1answer
509 views

a carbon rim cost only $169 is real carbon? [closed]

Wanna upgrade my bike to carbon,and find this rim http://www.carbonbikeoem.com/bike-rims/mtb cost only $169,so is this a real carbon?and what is the general price of carbon rims?
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1answer
100 views

Merida Matts TFS 600 original chain lube [closed]

What lubricant does the chain of a Merida TFS 600 bring from its factory? Thanks.
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6answers
8k views

What would be the best gearing for mountain climbing?

I'm 59, 5'11", 210,and have had a triple bypass. I moved from the flats to the hills, and I want to ride again, but I can't with the gearing I have now. 50/34 chain ring and an 11 speed 10-25 cassette....
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2answers
141 views

What kind of bottom bracket fixing is this?

Dismantled my bike to try and take a look at the crank bearing, as I fear it may be getting dry. Unfortunately at the stage pictured I could go no further. The outer and inner rings appear to be ...

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