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Bike Cleaning Help

im new at biking and my dad has this very old bike that is very rusty. I got interested in biking just this year and ive been biking a lot. I usually clean my bike eith a damp cloth and wipe it. I ...
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Other than spoke count, is there a strength ratings for wheels?

I need to buy a new wheelset for my bike. I need strong wheels: I am about 18 stone, carry a lot of luggage on the rear rack and go up and down kerbs a lot. In other words, I need strong wheels. I ...
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cold setting 3-speed road frame to 7 8 speed cassette

So my old road bike has a 3-speed freewheel, dropout spacing is about 114 mm. I'd like to give it an upgrade and put a 7 or 8 speed cassette (maybe stick with a freewheel if 6-7 speed, I just want ...
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How come my bike has such a short seat post?

The bike is a 1983 Dawes Galaxy and upon trying the raise the saddle this morning, I found this stubby little thing. Is this normal for bikes of this age? In either case, why so short?
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Stainless steel bolts for brake calipers

I'm wanting to replace the bolts used to hold my cantilever brakes on as they've rusted and look pretty terrible on an otherwise clean bike. Is it ok to use stainless (A2-70 or A4-70) for these or ...
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169 views

Are out of date energy gels bad for you?

I have some energy gel sachets that are a few months out of date. Do they contain anything that might be dangerous after their best-before date?
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Tyre pressures and Pumps

I have just purchased a new floor bike pump.While checking the tyres on my road bike the gauge reads for the rear tyre 0.95 bar , 13.5 psi.the reccommended pressure is 130 psi, maths not being my ...
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wide rims/narrow tyres danger?

I've got a set of fairly wide road tyres (32c) on my charge plug. I'm looking to move to 23c. My current rim (inside) width is 22mm I've heard of some dangers of narrow tyres on wide rims, but no one ...
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119 views

Has anyone ever used the Spiderflex seat on a roadbike?

I use a spiderflex seat on my mountain bike, and I would like to use this on a road bike. Has anyone ever done this, or something similar? I am 5'10" and 165 lbs (reasonably fit). Yes, I know the ...
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166 views

Shifter cable running beneath the bottom bracket without a sheath

I am trying to solve the neverending issue of my derailleur shifting on its own by replacing the shifter's cable and its sheath to see if it not sliding properly could be the cause of the issue. ...
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Can I use a road bike for commuting 11 miles each way without SPANDEX

I am thinking of getting (investing in) a road bike for my 11 mile commute (total 22 miles each day). I want to continue wearing normal work clothes - meaning hiking pants and a T-Shirt. I plan on ...
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Marin MTB eldridge Grade

I have a Marin small steel frame MTB circa 1997. Is it possible to upgrade to today's parts such as 10 speed derailleurs and shifters. I'm pretty sure disk brakes are out of the question. If so any ...
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I got glow-in-the-dark tape. Where do I place it?

Would I be able to use glow-in-the-dark duct tape to help illuminate a bike at night? I already ride with forward and rear lights.
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273 views

Can you remove the chain missing link too often?

I became pretty obsessed with my MTB maintenance. After every trip, I completely remove the chain and wash it. I am wondering if you can damage the missing (and weakest) link of the bike by doing ...
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1answer
165 views

Vandalized top tube

My bike was vandalized and the top tube is completely bust, is it possible to get this repaired/replaced? any advice here would be great, thanks a lot.
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Steering Retrospec Speck 20"

I just received the Retrospec Speck 20". I'm a 69 y.o. 5'8, 160 lb woman and thought this simple bike would be easy to ride (single gear with rear peddle backward brake). I could not ride it because ...
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126 views

App to find the shortest route with the least amount of climbs?

I want to go from point A to point B avoiding climbs, but also take the shortest route possible with the fewest climbs. Does any mobile app exist that can find the shortest route and with the lowest ...
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57 views

What effect does seat tube angle have?

I know that head tube angle affect steering, but does seat tube angle affect maneuvering somehow? As long as I compare a few models, they are between 72 and 74 degrees, and greater the frame smaller ...
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131 views

Cyclocross Bike On the Road

I ride road and MTB, but want to add a cyclocross bike and do long distance, all day adventures which would include 50/50 (road/off-road). I am not interested in racing, but do want to participate in ...
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95 views

Cord showing near bead

What could be causing this? Tires are about 200 miles old. Used almost exclusively on smooth, cleaned asphalt. Sometimes gravel. Also - is the tire still safe?
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My calf catches my derailleur when I pedal

I wore cycling shorts for the first time since purchasing my Ridley Liz and I found that my right calf was catching on my derailleur to such an extent that I ended up with no skin left on my leg. Is ...
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172 views

Can I use 11 speed chainrings with 9 speed chain?

To be more specific, my bike come with Shimano Sora 9 speed group set. I'm using a KMC X9 9 speed chain. I studied quite a lot of websites. They claim that chainrings are compatible with any speed of ...
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129 views

Forearm pain during and after cycling

I've been riding for a couple weeks after years of not sitting on bike in order to strengthen my health. I've been commuting to my work and school (12km/7.45 miles from my home) about three days a ...
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194 views

How can I stop my toes from going numb on long rides?

I've begun trying to commute to work, which is a 70+ minute ride each way for me. I find that after about 30 minutes of riding, my toes in both feet begin to go numb. It's not a cold thing, because ...
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338 views

Training involved to ride 175 miles in a day

I want to be able to ride 175 miles in a day (to do the Ride Across Wisconsin). I used to be able to do about 60 miles, only once hitting 80, but I'm out of shape now. Wondering how I can ...
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58 views

How to prevent spiders from making webs on my bike? [duplicate]

I really hate spiders and I'm afraid of them so this is really a problem for me. I use bike every day to get everywhere - to work, to shop etc. These nasty things can make a web in a matter of a few ...
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122 views

Difference between grease

Is there a sensible difference between special bike grease (i.e. park tool grease) and grease used in vehicles? Is it worth (when speaking about cheap bikes) spending 10 times more money for special ...
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1answer
85 views

When do I know the drum brake is at the end of life and needs replacement?

I have a city bicycle with a drum brake. Since the breaking parts of the system are inside the drum I can't see if it is worn out or not. Are there any indicators that give that information or at ...
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1answer
42 views

Is it possible to upgrade Shwinn Willy to use an internal gear hub?

I have a Shwinn Willy (single speed). My commute is 6 miles each way on flat road with a bike section. There's only one 'hilly' section. A single speed bike is too slow. Everyone keeps passing me. I ...
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1answer
98 views

Can my bike do enduro/AM racing?

I would like to ask if my bike is able to do enduro/AM racing. Specs: Giant Stance 27.5 2 Deore 2014 RD 10spd (with switch) Deore 2014 shifters Deore 2014 brake set FSA Comet 24/30/40 crank set ...
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1answer
57 views

Chain slipping in cassette when under load, could a different type of cassette work better?

This is my second modern bike and I got the same problem each time. The chain slips when under load (usually when I'm standing, but I can slip starting at a light and still sitting too). At first I ...
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109 views

Just bought 30 huffys cranbrooks for a bike rental business. WHAT PROBLEMS SHOULD I BE PREPARING FOR [closed]

Be nice. I know these things are cheap. Just wanna be semi prepared.
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How does pedaling power transfer to the bearings in Hollowtech II bottom bracket?

I just installed a Shimano Hollowtech II crank and bottom bracket on my bike, and I'm wondering how they work together. My understanding is that the bearings are located in little cups that screw ...
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Columba folder w/mountain 10sp cassette & Sram X7 derailleur

On my bike the derailleur mounting bracket (hanger) is held by the hub axle and therefore fills some of the dropout slot on one side and pushes the axle lower in the slot on that side. So the axle is ...
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186 views

Is the 9-speed Sora crankset compatible with 105 11-speed chain?

I'm thinking of upgrading my bike, which has a Sora 9-speed system on it (50/34 chainset). The upgrade is for esthetic reasons - i simply like the look of the internal cable routing. That being said, ...
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Punctured fork seal

I accidentally punctured (very small hole) the dust seal on my Fox Evolution CTD fork. Obviously the seals capacity to prevent the dirt/dust/etc. from entering the forks has been compromised. Will any ...
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Bike Frame Brand and Model?

enter image description hereI purchased this bike at a thrift shop and it rides like a dream. Out of curiosity I'm trying to figure out the make and brand. The parts on it seem to be very nice so ...
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119 views

to install disc brake

Hi friends I have a hercules roadeo a100 and I want to install a disc brake to it. It comes with a disc brake in front and v brake in rear. So can I install a disc brake to it and how much it costs.
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What is the max weight a standard bycycle would take? [duplicate]

I would like to get back into cycling again, however over the last couple of years I have piled a few needless pounds on. I currently weight 178kg (392 lbs), would a standard bike frame withstand my ...
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1answer
41 views

Endomondo/Strava +iPhone6 +altimeter [duplicate]

Does anyone know if these work together? I see there are dedicated iPhone +altimeter apps for the iPhone, but I can't find info if there is an altimeter built into the iPhone that works with these ...
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60 views

What will be the effect of nitrogen if it filled in two wheelers tube? [duplicate]

What if I fill liquid nitrogen in tube of two wheeler?? Is it OK?
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82 views

Panniers stuck in tire spokes!

I ride my bike as primary mode of transportation everyday. Recently, I decided to start using panniers for groceries, to spare my shoulders. I hooked them on to the rack on my bike, and rode to Trader ...
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Different tension on one spoke

I was plucking at the spokes of my rear wheel today which has an asymmetric lacing pattern. It's 2 spokes (both tangential to the rim) on the drive side along with a single spoke on the non-drive ...
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2answers
78 views

The crank arm slips when pressing hard on pedals with Shimano Nexus

I have replaced my wheels with a Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub set but I may have had the problem before the change. When I push down relatively hard on the crank arm for example starting ...
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1answer
107 views

Choosing chainring configuration

I'm interested in how I would choose a chainring configuration, supposing I was either replacing mine or building a new bike for a similar usage. I have a 50/39/30 triple chainring (& 10-speed ...
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1answer
110 views

Damaged (bent) fork dropout - what are my options?

I have an old Dunlop mountain bike - I'm not sure whether it's a steel or aluminium frame. (I have had the bike since I received it as a kid probably 20 years ago.) For some time, I've had it stored ...
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34 views

Alternative to 1" threaded low profile headset?

I have a old (guessing ~2005) Jamis Aurora road bike. Recently, I found that the threads on the headset (probably original, nuts are made of aluminum) were stripped. The bike has a steel fork, and is ...
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56 views

Will a white painted bike get rusty when stored outside?

My parents want me to store my bike outside. It's white and the tire rims are green. I really want to keep the color looking nice. I know that keeping the bike outside will cause rusting on the chains ...
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166 views

What type of bike should I get?

Hi everyone I have read many of the questions in here already. I am about 200lbs 5'6 woman, 47yrs. Attached a screenshot of my last bike ride. It was mostly flat road, 2 lane country/ city bike paths ...
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Mounting a dynamo headlight to a front rack

I'm using B&M dynamo powered front light (an Eyc and a Cyo) on two of our bikes and currently have them mounted at the fork crown using the stock mounting brackets. This causes a large shadow from ...

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