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45 views

Best places to ride in the US [closed]

What are the best places to ride in the USA? (Road and mountain)
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1answer
56 views

How to fit forks to fixie frame [closed]

I have just ordered a fixie frame with no forks. I will need to order a set of forks and cut them correctly (to the right size) so I can install my headset. Are there any tips/ tutorials on how to ...
3
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3answers
169 views

Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it?

Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it? I'm considering bikepacking, and don't have a rigid fork on the bike I would like to use. I would likely be carrying something ...
0
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1answer
149 views

How do you tell what brand/make/model of bike I have?

I have a bike I'm trying to sell because it's just been sitting in my basement. It looks as if someone primored it and the only thing I found was a serial number. Is there like a website I can look up ...
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6answers
1k views

Is the 'shark wheel' a good idea for a bicycle?

I recently found a product that is a redesign of the common wheel. It's branded as the 'shark wheel'. It's basically a wheel where the rim is circular but bends like a sine wave. Simple idea but ...
2
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3answers
165 views

Can I put a rack on a carbon road bike?

I got a carbon-framed Kestrel Talon Road Bike recently but I also want to use it for commuting to and from work and I want a place to put my lock and other stuff on the bike. Is it possible to have a ...
3
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2answers
147 views

Can you use a wide range 11-42 cassette with a double crankset

Can you use a 10 or 11 speed wide range (11-42, 10-42, or 11-40) cassette with a double crankset? I know these wide range cassettes are typically built for a 1x setup on a mountain bike, but is ...
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2answers
77 views

Need to practice quick braking - any hills nearby?

So, in order to keep my rims cool enough to use while riding down hill, i've been practicing quick braking for the last 3 or so weeks, and have become confident in my ability to control my bike while ...
2
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1answer
57 views

Upgrading front drailleur

I have a Sora 2x9 front derailleur, and a Tiagra rear derailleur. I want to upgrade the Sora component. Do I need to be concerned about anything other than getting another 2x9 front derailleur? ...
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2answers
227 views

first road bike [closed]

I want to buy my first road bike. On craigslist I found two bikes that seem good deals, but they are pretty different so I'd like some advice. One is a Klein Quantum, I believe 1990, with Dura-Ace ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Headset ball bearing size

I replaced my chewed up retainer bearing with a rusted but not so chewed up retainer bearing. What happened to the old one was that it was installed backwards and the retainer itself was completely ...
2
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1answer
80 views

Run without a derailleur hanger?

I'm building a bike on an old aluminium frame that is missing the rear derailleur hanger. I'm putting an IGH on it, so I don't need to use the hanger, but the dropout seems too thin without it. Can I ...
4
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2answers
189 views

How often do you need to bleed your Avid Elixir 1

I have a Trek bike with Avid Elixer 1 hydraulic brake. Not sure if it's a manufacture defect but I have returned to the shop 3 times since I bought the bike this April, for them to rebleed. The ...
2
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1answer
115 views

Which rear mech to replace sram X-9 10 speed 2x10

I have a Whyte 905 2011 with a 12-36 Sram cassette and an X-9 medium cage rear derailleur. It's not been attenuating well for some time despite efforts to adjust. The bike shop couldn't fix it. So i'm ...
1
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1answer
91 views

Disc brakes and single walled rims - is there something to worry about? [closed]

I know that the physics of disc brakes are different than rim brakes, but the differences are not intuitive to me so I want to double-check this. I understand that one fail point of single walled rims ...
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1answer
79 views

Forcing myself to run a heavier gear [duplicate]

1 mile of elevation gain over 20 miles. This takes me 4 hours. It takes the pros 1.5 hours. We're riding at roughly the same cadence (if anything I'm a bit faster), but they're turning over a much ...
2
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4answers
96 views

is this cassette and chain ring combination good in terms of number of teeth?

I recently bought a used bike which has a shimano alivio 8 speed gearset. When I look at the drivetrain, it really looks small to me. Below are the size of them in terms of the number of teeth: ...
3
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2answers
81 views

Bearing Race replacement

If have a Shimano FH-M475 rear hub, the cones are pitted and need replacement, the bearing cup on the drive side is pitted, probably still usable, but will never be great. The left side cup is still ...
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2answers
2k views

What does 'campy' mean?

What does it mean when people say that a bike part is "campy"? I've heard people say "campy hub" and "campy chain", for example.
3
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1answer
92 views

Can I fit a 32-630 tire on a 20-622 rim?

I know that the width difference might present problems later on, but if I understand correctly then it should be possible. The bike isn't meant to be used in high performance circumstances, just the ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Best XC riding position [closed]

To follow off my last question (what are good training program for offroad racing?), what is the best ridding position/riding positions for each portion of XC racing?
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2answers
165 views

Rusty Front Derailleur – Replace or Repair?

My front derailleur has stopped shifting. Have a look at that rusty spring. Is it worth trying to fix, or should I just replace it?
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3answers
639 views

Do aluminium chainrings/cassettes contribute to chain wear?

In trying to achieve a long lasting, low maintenance drivetrain, I've read statements about aluminium oxide being the source of the black colour of chain dirt and also being highly abrasive: ...
6
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3answers
397 views

Winter tyres or winter wheels?

I've just picked up some lightly studded tyres - winters aren't too bad here but ice can be a problem. The bike is a hybrid mainly used for commuting, with some early starts. Most of my route is ...
5
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2answers
140 views

How to stop the corrosion?

I have a silly question maybe.. How to protect the frame of my bike from corrosion? The bike is not new. Are there any accessories? Thanks
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1answer
158 views

BCD consideraton, does it matter?

I currently have a Shimano 5700 10 speed double 53-39 t crankset with BCD of 130 mm ...
2
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1answer
61 views

Shimano 105 11 speed rear derailleur wont shift

It happened the last time I washed the bike. Its happened again this time. The rear derailleur wont shift the chain up even though I was careful about not pushing the cog wheel up or down. Last time ...
2
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1answer
78 views

Shimano Nexus 8 Hub Alignment Mark No Longer Visible

I've got a Shimano Nexus 8 IGH, and was previously able to adjust it properly by aligning the two yellow tick marks in the 'window' as described here. However, I then removed and replaced the rear ...
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2answers
69 views

What is the correct inflation pressure for hybrid road/city bike? [duplicate]

I have a road bike and I got a flat tire probably after going back on the road from the sidewalk very carefully. I guess I pinched my tire. I usually inflate my tires to 7 bars. Is it enough and can ...
2
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2answers
122 views

Can you change the rear hub on a tubular cyclo cross wheelset with out riping the tubular tyre off?

I recently bought sram cx1 for my cyclocross bike and was hoping it to put it on tonight. I didn't do enough research before purchasing the product to realise that 11 speed cassettes will not fit ...
3
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1answer
110 views

Bicycle hand pump pressure gauge

Today I got my new bike pump. It is a two-way pump with pressure gauge, up to 100 psi, that I bought cheaply over the internet. When I tried to pump up my tire (Schrader valve) it seemed to be ...
1
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3answers
156 views

Effect of salt on bike chain

I have seen other questions on this forum where preventive measures against salt water on bike chain are discussed. I have seen them in context to rusting. What I want to ask is that, rusting will be ...
1
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2answers
77 views

Fixed gear cranks loosening

I'm new to fixed gear riding, and my bike only has a front brake. I have noticed that when I use resistance at the cranks to slow down, rather than the front brake, eventually the cranks will begin to ...
2
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1answer
194 views

chain stay protection on carbon frames

I am worrying about this type of protection against chain sucks. After 1-2 months with a new Cannondale F29 2, I've found out that this part was not where it should be. Instead, the chain did it's ...
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3answers
977 views

What benefits do bike clubs provide?

Some bike clubs charge annual dues or fees to join. What do I have to consider when determining whether to join a club? Any clear tell-tale signs to avoid? A more subjective question is: what is ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Combine Nexus 3 Hub with Torpedo 3 gear shifter?

I have upgraded my bike with a Nexus 3 hub, but the corresponding gear shifter takes away too much handle space on my crooked handle bar (I have to grab the gear shifter during my rides). Hence, I'd ...
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2answers
145 views

Is this cracked rear derailleur safe to use

So I've been building up a late 80's steel frame to a modern 11 speed, but still using downtube friction shifters. After doing a few runs up and down my street all felt OK so I decided to take it out ...
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4answers
69 views

Individual cassette gears and swap a 10 speed for a 9 speed

Why can't we buy individual cassette gears? Probably 90% of my riding is on just 4 to 5 of the gears on the cassette. The rest of the gears are used much less. I have a X0 SRAM derailleur 9 speed set ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Can I use the drive train of another bike?

I was gifted an old bike that I've decided I want to fix up and use. I believe it's a hybrid, not quite road and not quite mountain bike. It's 21 speed and it's an Apollo quick cross (I can't find ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Gear mis-adjustment. Loss of gears

How do I adjust the rear gears of a bike that will not change to higher gears? It is stuck in lower two or three gears.
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3answers
87 views

Can I ride a triple front chainring with no front deraileruer

I've managed to strip the threads on my front deraileruer mechanism. Its off the bike now - can I ride it as-is until I locate a new front mechanism? The chain does stay on the front chainring where ...
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1answer
65 views

How best to appraise a bicycle … attn collectors! [closed]

Other than having been a serious rider, having owned/fixed-up/sold/bought about 30 or 40 bikes in the past few years...I'd be useless buying or selling even 1 bike. how would the average consumer ...
4
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2answers
173 views

Why do riders swing the bike out sideways when jumping?

When people do really big jumps on a bicycle or motorcycle, they'll swing the tail of the bike way out to the side once they've taken off. Then it rotates back under them by the time they land. ...
1
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1answer
46 views

how to remove through axle on raleigh 2.0?

I have a Raleigh RX 2.0 cross bike with through axles and I'm having trouble removing one. On the rear wheel, when i try to unscrew it, the lever unscrews but not the axle. If I keep unscrewing, the ...
6
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3answers
232 views

Why are derailleur jockey wheels commonly made of nylon?

Almost all derailleurs seem to come from the factory with nylon jockey wheels . What is the rationale for the use of nylon (rather than alloy or aluminum)? Is it merely weight savings (which would ...
0
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4answers
119 views

Derailleur/Gears Locks Up/ Freezes Up/Stalls

Hey guys I have a specialized mtb with the old oval chainrings and lately it's been locking up. When I start pedalling "hard" or faster the crank stops turning and then jumps forward a bit and ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

DIY Bamboo bike? [duplicate]

I am wondering whether or not I can build my own bike. I was thinking of buying some steel lugs or maybe carbon ones or whatever off the internet, and a steerer tube too, and was hoping I could ...
0
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0answers
37 views

Bosch Nyon range estimates are unreliable

I have a Bosch Nyon computer and after charging the battery I very often get a range (in eco) of +/- 230, 220 km which is adjusted downwards by 1/3 after 1 km. When I don't have this high range after ...
0
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1answer
86 views

Shifter clicks in but chain stays on the largest cog, when riding

I am able to change (click through) the shifter but the chain stays on the largest cog and does not move (This happens only when riding) but the gears shift as usual when the bike is stationary and I ...
4
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1answer
47 views

what are good training program for offroad racing?

I am just getting into racing, and like offroad more. I'm also a runner so I'm used to training programs. I wondered are there any of these for bike racing, and specifically offroad?

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