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1answer
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How can I move the saddle further forward?

Recently I bought a clip-on aero bar for my road bike and has been practicing aero position for triathlon. I read that moving the saddle forward could mimic the triathlon bike geometry. However, I ...
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MTB Safety - Helmet [duplicate]

Does a standard bike helmet offer any real protection when cycling offroad? Looking at other people cycling offroad, fullface helmets are quite rare. Although to me it looks like a standard helmet is ...
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6answers
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Is it difficult for one person to ride a tandem bike?

About 4 miles away from me, there is a bike hire shop that has tandems. I'm trying to work out the logistics of getting the tandem to my house to pick up the other rider. I'm an experienced cyclist, ...
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1answer
89 views

Is component's thread torque a factor in how 'stiff' a bike rides? Would a racer want higher torque?

Is higher pressure into the frame going to reduce vibration and hence improve stiffness?
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1answer
63 views

Crack on Carbon Frame?

I see a crack on the carbon frame of my bike https://www.dropbox.com/s/flqrue2plzyqki9/DSC_0118.JPG?dl=0 The bike is around 4 years old but I just notice the crack line now. I think there was ...
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2answers
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Reverse Gear in Bicycles

For an ordinary bicycle (neither fixed gear nor capable of changing any gears). Is it possible to modify it to have a reverse gear on it? (i.e. reverse pedaling causes the bicycle to go backward) ...
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698 views

Training for long distance rides (> 200km)

I want to be able to ride about 200-300km in about 1-2 months, but right now there's no weather where I live for cycling, so until probably April I have to train in a gym. I'm 170cm and 72kg, since 3 ...
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Can I inflate to 8bar?

I am quite new in the world of urban cycling and I am liking it A LOT. for the sake of curiosity I want my wheels to be as hard as possible, know how this feels and how my bike behaves. As of now, ...
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1answer
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Shimano STX RD-MC30. Replacement

Apparently there is too much play, indicative of it being too worn to function properly. Would the RD-MC31 be compatible or is there a newer compatible set that I could use?
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3answers
79 views

Choosing a road pedal system - Focus on durability

What road pedal system can you recommend? They should be durable (pedal and cleats), have no tendency to fail hazardously and work well (a bit of float, support against rotation around the forward ...
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1answer
372 views

How to (safely) navigate a four-way stop

What's the safest way to navigate a four-way stop on a bicycle? I've found that some cars will ignore me, others will wave me through, and still others will just treat me as any other vehicle on the ...
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1answer
68 views

What is the best gear ratio for speed on 20inch frame [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the best gear ratio for my 20 inch frame
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2answers
84 views

tube punctures near valve

my road bike got a puncture in the front wheel yesterday while I was riding down a big slope, it happened when I was braking the bike then I heard a pop. I stopped and replaced with a new tube, ...
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1answer
84 views

Strong tires for Trek Verve 3

I recently got a bargain on a Trek Verve 3 bike. From what I read, it should support my weight (6 feet tall, 290lbs and going down) if I get wider tires with strong sidewalls. Currently I have an AT ...
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1answer
60 views

Disk brake rotor feels loose

Hey guys I've noticed my disk brake being "lose", I'm probably going to consult with LBS anyway but heres how I can describe it: the [rear] disk it self is not significantly more lose than the front ...
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2answers
62 views

Does Shimano cassette tool work on Campy cassette?

I have a Campagnolo 10-speed cassette on the way, and I just want to know if I'll need a new cassette lockring tool to install it. I already have the tool for Shimano/Sram cassettes. In the pictures I ...
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3answers
870 views

optimum frame size for very small 5'2" female

I have a lady friend who's interested in getting into road cycling. The smallest frame sizes I've seen so far in the market are 48 and, in one instance, a 47. Is this about the most common and/or ...
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2answers
133 views

What can be creating resistance when I cycle?

I recently bought a foldable bicycle. Everything seems fine and smooth, but when I cycle I can feel quite a lot of resistance - not air resistance, but resistance on my tires - to the point than when ...
2
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6answers
388 views

How you can reduce wind noise in the ears while cycling?

Whan I cycle I usually listen to music with a headset but the wind noise is so annoying that I do not hear music I would not too turn up the volume of the music because I prefer to easily listen to ...
5
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4answers
141 views

Simple brake test, pulling the brakes and pushing the bike by hand

After installing and adjusting, there is this test, where you pull the front brake and try to push the bike forward, it should offer enough resistance to lift the rear wheel. Then you test the rear ...
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0answers
30 views

Converting to disk brakes [duplicate]

currently I own a 2009 Trek 3700. And recently I've been thinking about going from rim brakes to disk brakes because it rains a lot where I live. But should I choose mechanical or hydraulic? Or am I ...
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1answer
78 views

Can a saddle clamp be upside down on a children's bike?

Generally, when we put a saddle clamp on we put it so the rails are mounted on the "top" side (reference clamp pictured): However in my case I still need to lower a seat by a inch more. Looking at ...
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1answer
79 views

I just bought a frame off this kid in my neighborhood but don't know who makes it?

I bought this frame off a kid in my neighborhood for 100$. I looked like a cool freestyle frame. I built the bike up and just wanted to know if anybody had a clue to what company makes this frame? ...
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Identify this shaft driven bike for me

This is the bike wich I can't neither identify the manufacturer nor the year it was produced; it has a serial number on the frame, just above the front fork, something like 93042829 or so what ...
4
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1answer
113 views

When to change road bike

I own this Fuij Roubaix 2008 model road bike, its an aluminium frame with carbon front and rear forks. I already did 25000km on the bike and replaced wheels, chainring, a couple of cassettes, chains ...
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1answer
64 views

please help me identify this bike, it is a haro bmx frame and i have the serial number [duplicate]

The serial number on my haro frame is RVW1K00270. it is a bmx frame, i wanted to try find out which model and year is it please?
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1answer
54 views

Saddle Wash and take care and Maintenance

Can I wash saddle with soapy water? How can I take care of my saddle? My saddle is the GT MTB Saddle, which is made from synthetic materials.
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2answers
185 views

Why are ball socket allen wrenches

Anecdotally, I see a lot of bike mechanics on the Internet use ball socketed allen wrenches. Is there an objective reason to using them over the 'regular' hex allen wrenches? Are there particular ...
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2answers
81 views

Is Shimano Claris compatible with disc brakes?

All of the Shimano Claris groupsets I have seen come with cantilever brakes as far as I can tell. Is it possible to get this with disc brakes, would I have to buy the individual components? What ...
6
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1answer
84 views

How to assemble '70s-era center-pull brake

I've (supposedly) got a 1976 Motobecane Le Champion with what appears to be the original center-pull rim brakes, which unforunately are not in one piece and need to be re-assembled: As you can see ...
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2answers
64 views

What are my options for a bike trailer? [closed]

I took my car off the road to save money but sometimes I need to transport large heavy items like a 60 pound flooded lead acid golf cart battery. Is there anything I can attach to my bike that can ...
5
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1answer
64 views

I'm shopping for a child trailer. Should I get one with suspension?

I'm shopping for a child trailer. Models with suspension get quite expensive, but it seems like that would be a great feature to reduce strain on the kiddo. If you have a trailer with suspension, do ...
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2answers
45 views

Upgrading SRAM PG850 8 Speed Cassette on Defy 4, must Be Compatible with Claris Shifters

I need to replace my SRAM PG850 8 Speed 11-32 Cassette & Chain on my Giant Defy 4 2015, due to general wear and tear, however I would like to upgrade to something a bit better though within budget ...
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0answers
47 views

can't remove bike from ascent trainer

I've used the Ascent fluid trainer for a few years now. My bike is stuck on the trainer. I've applied WD-40. When I turn the adjustment knob, the rear wheel isn't being released. Any ideas? Please ...
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0answers
23 views

WeeRide baby seat on a Trek FX7.5

Has anyone tried to fit a WeeRide baby seat on a Trek FX7.5 (a pre-2010 model). Did it work? If not, did you find any workaround? Thank you! Adina
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1answer
60 views

Rear Derailleur won't move [closed]

I've changed my chain, and now when I shift into lowest gear, the rear derailleur won't move back out, and the cable goes slack. Any insight?
2
votes
1answer
64 views

What does it mean - can be made into a double?

Sugino Single Speed Arm Set 175mm Black 130mm In the description it says: RD2 can be made into a double with double bolt sets. Can I use these crankarms on my 2 front - 8 rear speed road bike? What ...
0
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1answer
87 views

GPS systems for bikes

I have never seen a GPS system available for when you buy your bike I'm wondering if the technologies out there for the bikes I know the technology is small and if its not available how do I get a ...
3
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2answers
105 views

Convert used road bike or MTB for touring?

I would like to convert a bike to a tourer and I have access to a load of frames. I've seen people saying that mountain bikes convert well to tourers and haven't heard much on road bikes. This is ...
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1answer
36 views

Shimano Altus Rear Derailleur for single speed to 3 speed conversion

I am converting my Sonders eBike from a single speed to a three speed and I need some help finding the best Derailleur. I would like to use a Shimano Altus as I understand that they are a step up from ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Front shock Absorbers

I bought a second-hand Chevrolet folding mountain bike with 26" wheels I have had it a few days and the front shocks are making noise when they absorb. The Previous Owner said its normal. Today I ...
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5answers
210 views

Why are rear wheels dirtier?

I have noticed that my rear wheel is always considerably muckier than my front one, after a wet commute. Why should that be? They both travel the same distance and terrain. I assume this is a common ...
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1answer
89 views

Removing top cap and stem from Acros headset?

I recently bought a used Canyon Ultimate that has an Acros headset on it. I'm trying to remove the stem but for the life of me can't figure out how to take it off. The top cap doesn't have a vertical ...
4
votes
1answer
55 views

Shimano Di2 Minimum Junction Setup

I am planning out a Di2 setup with the Ultegra 6870 series, but I don't need to run a front derailleur. I am making a 1x11 setup. Is it possible to connect the shift level (I am using the ST-R785 ...
4
votes
2answers
106 views

Can a carbon fiber bike have rack eyelets?

With the new generation of gravel bikes, I was curious if any of them are being made with carbon fiber frames and rack eyelets. Are carbon frames capable of bearing the weight of racks installed on ...
0
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2answers
151 views

Updating Bike to Road bike

I have a really old bike that hasn't been ridden in dozens of years. Now tho, I want to update it to road bike. It is in really bad condition and because I'm from Eastern Europe, my budget is low. ...
1
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3answers
177 views

Make a Bike faster

Few months ago I bought this cycle (http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa_en/2014/bikes/mountain/recreational-hardtails/2014-timberline-2-0). Now I would like to make my cycle faster. I would like to know ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

Interupter brake lever compatible with hydraulic mechanical disk brakes?

I have recently Installed JuinTech R1 Hydraulic mechanical pull disk brakes to my road bike. I would like to add some cyclo top or interrupter brake levers. Does anybody have any experience with this? ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Modifying Bikes 101 - Help (1988 Bridgestone City Limit CB-2)

1988 Bridgestone City Limit CB-2: Can I modify my bike with other parts or will that make it all funky? I know little to nothing about bikes but REALLY want to put some new parts on my bike. HANDSOME ...
3
votes
1answer
134 views

Probably Screwed up my Derailleur shifting from 1-6 without pedaling

So I've had this problem for a couple months now, what happened was I was being stupid and seeing what would happen if I shifted 1-6 without pedaling... As a result, the shifting now is screwed... The ...

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