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3 week old brand new Montra Rock 1.0 front gears don't change as well chain slips frequently

I bought a Montra Rock 1.0 MTB 3 weeks back, I use it mostly on city roads. For the past 4 days I have noticed that the front gear does not change. It stays on lower gear and if try to change it ...
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1answer
95 views

Are there any major drawbacks to using a track frame as a frame for a fixed-gear or single-speed commuter?

I follow a few communities which have a lot of fixie and single-speed riders. Most of the riding discussed is commuting around the city, and often, riders will show off their new bikes, upgraded ...
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96 views

How do I bend my rear derailleur hanger (part of frame) back into place

Somehow I bent my rear derailleur hanger, how would one suggest bending it back into line? In my case the rear derailleur hanger forms part of the frame and therefore if I snap it when bending it back,...
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111 views

How long before manufacturers adopt new drivetrains?

I have been looking for a new bike recently, and the gravel grinder category of bikes really appeals to me. However, I also prefer having only one derailleur, and an affordable 1X gravel grinder is ...
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3answers
162 views

When does a Marathon Plus tire (not) need replacing?

I have Marathon Plus tires: 5 years old 15000 km bike stored indoors I'm getting more punctures than I used to, but maybe that's caused by my riding now on worse road surfaces than I used to. The ...
3
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1answer
103 views

Carrying a child and balance bike on my bike

I have a child who is 2 1/2 years old (28 months actually) and he is about 98cm tall and weighs about 15-16kg. He has an Islabikes Rothan balance bike which is 3.5kg (7.7 pounds). When we go to ride ...
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2answers
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Shifter cable broke down: misuse, lack of maintenance, shifter or regular occurrence?

My rear shifter cable just snapped yesterday. It broke down without any real warnings that I can recall. It neatly broke right at the head, that remained inside the shifter (a Shimano one). If I ...
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1answer
65 views

Unknown Balfa Road Bike

I have a Balfa road bike which I cannot find any information on or pictures anywhere. I would like some help identifying the bike model, the original parts, and the frame. What I have found so far: ...
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4answers
381 views

I have a bicycle that is yet to have been identified by anyone

It's a five speed with a Nervar crankset The rear derailleur is a Huret Allivet The single friction shifter lever is located on the downtube Remnants of a "Made in France" sticker cling to life close ...
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2answers
96 views

Steel Frame Creaks while Braking

My steel BSO has developed a creaking sound when I apply the front brake. I only hear it when I am beginning to brake, when there's not a lot of pressure being generated. I can recreate this sound by ...
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0answers
49 views

Hydraulic Disc Brake Pad Replacement

I have AVID Juicy Brake pads, the time has come to replace the front pads. The old pads are very worn. The new ones have lots of "pad" compared to the old ones, of course. I've tried to install the ...
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1answer
174 views

Shimano Cassette 10 Speed Teeth Selection

I am planning to upgrade my drivetrain and I'm in the process of selecting the various components. My bike currently has a Shimano Tiagra CS-4600 10 Speed Cassette 12-28t. I am looking to upgrade to ...
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1answer
95 views

Russian “Turist” bike look alike [closed]

guys! I was wondeing if any of you beautiful people can help me out. My dad's bike just broke :( He lives in Ukraine and has had this "Turist" bike for probably over 20 years. They don't make this ...
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3answers
79 views

Bicycle trailer wheel size

I'm drawing up a plan for a trailer, I've looked at quite a few online and some have larger wheels than others. Does anyone know if a bigger wheel (or smaller) conveys any advantage to handling or ...
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2answers
102 views

Welding mounting plates on mountain bike frame

I'm replacing my mountain bike soon, and have been looking at how to improve it as a work bike. Basically I want to weld some plates onto the frame to use as mounts for things. The stand bent shortly ...
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2answers
236 views

Planning to purchase a road bike

I am 57 years old, 182 cm and weigh 105 kg. I have been cycling for the past 5 years, mostly with a city bike, Trek 7.5 FX. After a trial of a long distance lasting a week with that bike, I realized ...
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1answer
83 views

Road tyres on mtb? [duplicate]

I started commuting to work and was wondering if it's worth getting some slick road tyres for a 560 rockrider Btwin bike. It has a 26x2 mitcheline cross trail tyre that came with the bike which is ...
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2answers
45 views

How do to tension and true a rear wheel with a warped rim? [duplicate]

So, after doing extensive research and youtubing on bicycle truing and wheel building, I decided to completely de-tension a rear wheel on one of my old bicycles and try bringing it back up to tension/...
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2answers
112 views

Upgrade to disc brakes

I just got an older bike - a Schwinn Paramount Series 7 PGD OS bike. It has 26" wheels. What is required to convert to disc brakes? Any suggestions on which kit is best to get? Are there any ...
2
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1answer
60 views

How to remove old kickstand

I'm trying to cannibalize an old bike but am having trouble removing the kickstand: I've tried screwing the bolt counter-clockwise†, which indeed made it looser, but it's not getting loose enough ...
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2answers
205 views

Can I modify a slightly too big bike?

A couple of months ago I went for a professional bike fit on a jig. They were struggling to find a bike to fit me perfectly (5ft1 female). They ended up ordering me a cyclocross bike. The bike has ...
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2answers
90 views

How fast can you go over speed breakers?

so I've only recently started biking. I have a hybrid, Montra Trance Pro. So I went pretty fast over a few speed breakers, and that made me wonder, exactly how fast can I go over a bump? The rear ...
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1answer
76 views

Posture on mountain bike long term

I have been looking at sizing guides because I'm contemplating ordering a new bike and found out that I'm the totally wrong size for the bike I actually have. I'm normal proportions and 5 foot 7, but ...
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1answer
158 views

Does ideal cadence depend on a rider's weight/size at all?

As in the question, do heavier riders tend to have higher/lower cadence and should there be any difference?
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3answers
108 views

What road hub makes the least amount of noise [closed]

What brand rear hub and cassette has the lowest noise level for a road bike ?
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1answer
74 views

How to loosen stiff kids brakes

My eldest son has a Hoy Bonaly 16" but we've always suffered with very stiff brakes. (https://www.evanscycles.com/hoy-bonaly-16-inch-kids-bike-EV203129) It has Tektro RX1 levers I've tried ...
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1answer
117 views

hydraulic brakes not working very fast

Ok, so I just got new hydraulic brakes, I have not had any like these and they were fitted by professionals and they had replaced the pads as I had contaminated the old ones. After getting these ...
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6answers
169 views

Derailleur adjustment: front or rear first?

When adjusting both front and rear derailleurs, which should be done first?
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2answers
172 views

Is it advisable to travel 11 miles one way to office every day [duplicate]

I am in London. Is it a good idea to travel 11 miles (one way) from home to office.Google says it takes 56 minutes. I wear office formal with out a suit and tie. What advice can you suggest on ...
6
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1answer
133 views

What is the best time to cycle during the day (traffic)?

I started cycling a year ago and I have a favourite route for my time trial training since it is very hilly. However, I cycle on a major road (just outside town) and thus I like to cycle when it is ...
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1answer
98 views

What do the numbers on the mantle mean? [duplicate]

I've just removed the mantle of my back tire as it has a hole (probably cut by glass). I wanted to look for a new one, but then I realized that I'm not even certain which size it is. So I looked on ...
3
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1answer
977 views

Lifting a road bike by one of the seat stays ok?

Is it ok to lift a road bike by one of the aluminium seat stays? Yesterday I realised I was doing this when inspecting the rear derailleur during a ride (front of the bike facing down, all the weight ...
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1answer
86 views

9-speed Sora w/discs to 11-speed 105 - What Sora bits can I keep?

I'm planning to upgrade from 9 to 11 speed, Sora 3500 to 105 5800. I'd like to keep my existing mechanical disc brakes, which I believe I can, but please correct me if wrong. Also, if I bought the ...
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3answers
884 views

Indoor cyclist keeps popping out of clips

I bought a pair of Shimano indoor cycling shoes with two hole cleats to wear during my spin classes. Unfortunately, during my classes, I snap out of the clips. I know part of it must be my form but ...
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1answer
104 views

What are the horizontal slots/tabs on the back of some saddles for?

Some saddles like Brooks have two tabs sticking down from the back, with a horizontal slot through each. What are these for? My guess is they are for certain kinds of saddle bags, but I don't really ...
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0answers
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Fender/mudguard that detaches with front wheel, is there such a thing?

I have a Carrera Tanneri Cyclocross Bike identical to this one with 700 x 35c wheels. I got some mudguards with it that were a bit too wide so I changed them for some generic plastic ones that ...
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The size of tire. [duplicate]

Can i put a 27* 1 1/4 size tire on a 27* 1 3/8 sized rim? I think there's just a little difference but i'm not sure if it'll work fine so better ask the veterans.
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3answers
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Other than chain length, what are the limitations to the number of gear teeth?

I need to replace my chainwheel and cassette, and it made me think. I know that the chain has to be a specific length relative to the number of teeth on the gears. I was thinking about changing the ...
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0answers
54 views

Will running hydraulic brake levers upside down affect performance [duplicate]

I purchased a pair of tektro draco disc brakes recently. They arrived with the hydraulic lines setup moto style, with the longer line run for the left brake lever and the shorter run for the right ...
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2answers
120 views

Eating while biking

I like to bike over my lunch hour, so I prefer to eat while biking if possible. My main problem is that I get all messy and will often choke when coming to a rapid stop. My weekly meals are pb &j ...
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1answer
232 views

Why is 53/39 known as “standard” for road bikes?

In common cycling parlance, 53/39 is referred to as "standard" gearing for road cranksets, and most mechanics or experienced cyclists will understand that if you say you have a "standard crankset", ...
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3answers
120 views

Patched up my tire and still lost air again [duplicate]

I recently popped my tube and I took it out and put a patch on it and made sure that there were no other holes and I didn't find any so I filled it up and rode on it for about an hour, then the next ...
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1answer
53 views

Vibrations in one of the pedals [closed]

I feel vibrations in one of the pedals when I put my weight on it. It feels like the ball bearing is broken or something. Is that possible? How difficult is it to fix the ball bearings on the pedals ...
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3answers
195 views

What is causing this chain clicking noise?

The click only happens when the chain is moving in certain locations. If the gear is low it happens every rotation and if the gear is high it happens 2 or 3 times per rotation of the pedal. I am ...
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2answers
94 views

Tighten vision metron aero brake lever

I don't see the screw to tighten on the Vision Metron Aero Brake Lever How do I access tightening bolt?
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2answers
106 views

My Serfas USL-5 raider usb headlight failed after rain, should I attempt user service?

I own a Serfas USL-5 raider usb headlight. This failed after very heavy rain, the blue charge light lights, but the switch won't produce light? What should I do.
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32 views

How to fix rear disc brake squealing? [duplicate]

There is terrible squealing on the rear disc brake and halfords claim it is because my bike is just 9 weeks old however, i would like to treat the issue myself as soon as possible.
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1answer
83 views

Did I purchase the correct brakes for my Huffy bike?

Did I purchase the correct bike brakes for my Huffy bicycle. I just put the back set on the back and no matter how hard I squeeze the brake it is not tight enough to stop bike. If anyone know please ...
4
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2answers
90 views

Efficient bike parking/storage that younger kids can handle?

We have a smallish 2-car garage on our house, which with both cars in it, is difficult to put all 6 of our family's bikes in as well. My bike is typically hung from some hooks in the ceiling, and I ...
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2answers
147 views

Bike size confusion

I'm in the process of getting a road bike with the intention to use it for getting fit. I'm tried 2 Trek Emonda bikes yesterday at a LBS, one was a 56 and the other was 58. Honestly, after riding ...

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