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26 views

On a bmx headset could an integrated bearing set be replaced with a caged bearing set?

I have a 20" eastern with a 1 1/8" integrated headset. The problem being is that my headset's top sealed bearing is no good and I only have some caged bearings currently on hand. Is there any possible ...
6
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1answer
161 views

Is a long distance ride by an Amateur possible?

I am new to biking beyond what I did every day as a kid/teen, and I realize this is a very serious undertaking. I am in shape but not for a ride like this, so I will train. I have a new bike, a hybrid,...
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1answer
156 views

New bottom bracket, asymmetric cranks

I am seeking help for a "dilemma" I have with my upgraded bike. I have an old KTM Ultra Line (2004) that I have upgraded with a new chain wheel (FC-M590 48.36.26t), a Shimano BB52 bottom bracket (...
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2answers
134 views

Choosing the right bike size

I'm looking to get the Trek Domane 4.3 and debating between a size 54 and a 56. One shop I've been to told me I'm a 56 and another said 54. According to Trek's sizing chart I'm 56. I am 5 9" with an ...
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2answers
64 views

Park Tool MT-40 with 11 speed chain

I'm looking to buy the MT-40. The website states that it has a 10 speed compatible chain tool. Can this same tool work with my 11 speed chain (Shimano 105 (11 speed) group set so I think the chain is ...
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4answers
395 views

Never used a repair stand before. Wondering how much they can handle

So, I've started to look into buying a bicycle repair stand. I've never used one before, and I was just wondering if people keep their bikes clamped while really torquing down on a bolt, and trying ...
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1answer
16 views

Itinerary suggestions for a weeklong trip along New York and Vermont Borders

I'm starting to plan a weeklong trip in July in Northen New York/Central Vermont. I want to find a place where I could establish a basecamp: set up my tent and leave my car, and then bicycle different ...
4
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1answer
48 views

How to haul 3 recumbent trikes by car

There are 3 of us with recumbent Terra trikes and need to purchase a trailer or rack to hold them. There are a lot of different trails in Florida and we want to ride them. The trikes don't fold. So ...
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1answer
51 views

How can a Mavic freehub stop working after cleaning?

I have a Mavic Aksium Race rear wheel. The freehub was working and felt gunky. I opened it to clean it (it was dry with some gunk and a bit of rust stains) and reassembled after lubricating with ...
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49 views

How do I find chainrings? [duplicate]

I've got Sram x7 3x10 crankset, and now it's time to change chainrings. But I'm really confused about what should I choose: there are lots of options (e.g. here: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ru/...
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1answer
151 views

Will a “700 x 25-32cc” inner tube fit my “700Cx28/38c” / “ETRTO 622x20” rim? [duplicate]

I have a road bike that has a flat tire, the rim is marked with the text 700Cx28/38c ETRTO 622x20 I am specifically looking at this Continental tube on Amazon. Under the sizing options there is ...
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3answers
2k views

What are the benefits of drop bars?

I come from a mountain biking background but I've also done a lot of cycle touring but I chose to go with flat bars and bar-ends vs drop bars. I've also seen bikes that are designed for 'bike ...
1
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0answers
84 views

Shifting problems after removing and replacing rear wheel

I had a mysterious flat tire on my rear wheel after I had left the bike standing for the workday. I removed the wheel and changed the inner tube. I didn't think anything went wrong while doing that (e....
3
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2answers
117 views

What tools should I carry around to replace the tube on a bike with bolt-on wheels while on the road?

I'm considering getting a fixed-gear bike for commuting, and I'm unclear on how one can quickly replace a punctured tube on a bike with bolt-on wheels. So far, all the bikes I've had (at least, since ...
2
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1answer
70 views

How do I determine shock compatibility?

I have a Trek Fuel EX 9 2013 with shock DRCV FOX FLOAT CTD 7.25" x 1.875" and I want to know if Rock Shox Monarch RT3 184mm x 48mm (same that FOX in inches) for Trek bikes is compatible. There are ...
17
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2answers
248 views

Why is track cycling done counter-clockwise?

As far as I have seen, track cycling is only done anti-clockwise/counter-clockwise/with only left turns, yet looking through what I can find (in a non exhaustive search) I cannot find any mention of ...
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0answers
26 views

Want stylish rear derailleur to match 1980s friction-shifting bike? [duplicate]

I've just crashed and bent the Suntour Cyclone long cage rear derailleur which I've used since 1985. (Damn.) Can anyone recommend a new model that meets the following requirement? This was a classy ...
3
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1answer
114 views

new 9-speed chain fails after 4 weeks and ~240 miles

About 4 weeks ago I installed a new SRAM PC-971 chain on my Surly LHT. This morning I've noticed that one of the outer chain link plates started to pull away (to spread in a way that the pin is not ...
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1answer
79 views

Is it useful to design a pedal with kickstand? [closed]

i am working on a project, trying to combine a pedal and kickstand. It can provide temporary balance for the bike, and to take better bike photo easily. Do you think you ever need such a product? ...
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3answers
72 views

What is the best pedalling technique to heal and prevent patellar tendonitis?

I have a very mild case of patellar tendonitis. But, it is a chronic and recurring problem I have been dealing with since 2011. I get it mainly from playing tennis. But, I notice that when biking I ...
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1answer
75 views

Upgrade compnents to fix “Everest” brand BSO/MTB

so after a month of research,i've come to a conclusion that this might be an everest brand mountain bike.its a unified rear triangle and its frame is made out of steel.since i'm not gonna just let ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Replacing a rear wheel

My rear wheel is bent and I have no idea what kind of wheel I should be buying for replacement. My bike is a 700Cx23 road bike with 14 gears and a 7 speed cassette. I was advised that I'd need to buy ...
4
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1answer
82 views

Top up hydraulic brake fluid?

So I've just gotten a new bike which has disk brakes, and it's my first time using disk brakes. One of the brake pads is rubbing a little on the rotor, so I decided to turn the barrel on the lever ...
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6answers
2k views

can I use my road bike off road?

I have several bikes. I noticed that 90% of times I go on road so I got myself a road bike. But, can I use it for off road? Nothing extreme maybe some dirt roads or with small stones or poorly ...
1
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1answer
22 views

Where to find a 14.4 mm long and 16.9 mm wide hub cone?

I was servicing my bike's ball bearings in my wheels when I noticed that the rear hub cones need to be replaced, as they are heavily wearing down. I looked online for replacement hubs but none fit the ...
3
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1answer
37 views

Piston problem, not responsive

I have SRAM Guide R hydraulic brakes. The problem is, the rear brake piston won't come out from the lever body. so I decided to bleed it but it's still less responsive even though I already ...
1
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1answer
58 views

Fork replacement for '95 Schwinn Moab

I let one of my son's friends take my circa 1995 Schwinn Moab Elite onto local trails and they came back with the shocks blown and parts of the spring assembly missing. I need to replace the front ...
3
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1answer
50 views

Nerve pain and “handedness”—is it common for your dominant hand to be more susceptible to nerve problems?

Since moving to the Southwest I've greatly ramped up my cycling. I used to do ~16 miles a day, now I do double that or better, nearly every day of the week. Usually by around 15-20 miles I get nerve ...
6
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2answers
391 views

Bicycle wall rims

What is the strip called on the rim that when you push the brakes on? I have a fixed bike and I bought it a new front white deep v rim that doesn't have the strip on it for the brakes and when I used ...
1
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1answer
40 views

Shifter only uses first 4 gears

I've got a Shimano trigger shifter on an 8 speed derailleur. It only allows me to use 4 of my 8 gears. I can adjust the derailleur so that it is the top 4 or the bottom 4, but the shifter just won't ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Why do many full face bicycle helmets not conform to the ASTM F1952 standard?

It seems to me that a lot of full face bicycle helmets do not conform to the requirements of the ASTM F1952 standard for downhill bicycle helmets. Some noteable examples from the best selling list of ...
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3answers
431 views

Windshield on a bike

I'm doing a bunch of work on my bike today, and had an idea. My biggest speed killer especially downhill is air resistance. I have a mountain bike but I only ride on the road. I've been looking at my ...
1
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1answer
42 views

Speed to power calc on a 'basic' magnetic trainer

I'm a dedicated non-MAMIL, and I enjoy riding indoors on a cheap-and-cheerful 14-speed (max tooth ratio 48->14) attached to a $70 basic trainer while watching the footy or listening to music. No wind, ...
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1answer
39 views

Repair fork or get new one?

Right now, I have a pretty old and terrible fork: 2006 Manitou Axel Elite 100. It's leaking oil like crazy, and I've almost eaten it a few times because of how easy it is to bottom out the forks. I ...
1
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1answer
129 views

Can I under inflate bike tires to reach a 15 percent drop?

The recommended tire pressure is when the tire's height drops by 15% when it's loaded because it makes the ride comfortable without increasing the tire's rolling resistance too much. Less bumpy rides ...
4
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3answers
281 views

Potential risks of sitting upright on the saddle during a daily commute

I ride my bike to work Monday through Friday, about forty minutes both ways. The elevation changes a bit but not too much. I'm not a huge fan of holding the handlebars, and I often ride with no ...
5
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1answer
115 views

Asymmetric pedaling?

When riding with clipless pedals and road bike shoes is it possible that the legs work asymmetrically? I biked for some years with normal shoes but I started with new pedals and shoes a month ago. It ...
2
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0answers
44 views

What handling differences should I expect when moving from a bike to a Recumbent Trike?

I have been riding a normal bicycle, I just purchased a used Sun EZ-3 SX Delta Trike. I only have about a dozen miles on it on a few short trips. There is an answer here indicating some of the ...
6
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4answers
238 views

Heart rate monitors for Cycling

I am an absolute novice around heart rate monitoring and its implications, just trying to validate/argument my knowledge through a discussion here. I do 30 kms a day commute and upto a 100 km a day ...
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1answer
48 views

How do I keep smallest gear on my crank shaft from contacting frame

I have an old Trek 8000 ZX that I am fixing up. I had to replace the bottom bracket and I believe I successfully did that. The bike did not have a crank set to work with so I salvaged one from a pile ...
6
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4answers
433 views

Should an amateur attempt truing a wheel

I was in a bicycle crash recently, and noticed afterwards that the wheel was out of true (it hits the brakes once every revolution). The damage doesn't seem extreme to me though: it's not visible just ...
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4answers
314 views

Loading front wheel in a sharp turn?

When turning sharp at high speed, does it make sense to shift the weight to reduce risk of skidding? I do not see the point of doing so. Both wheels are leaned at the same angle against the ground no ...
3
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1answer
54 views

2 broken spokes same side, can I replace with one from the other side?

I had an accident and now have 2 broken spokes on the rear wheel of my mountain bike. No bike tools, and no bike shops in the country with 29 inch spokes or rims. Anyway I have removed the two broken ...
3
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2answers
81 views

Will putting bicycle bottles in dishwasher damage them?

I have been using the dishwasher for my bottles more regularly since I started using powdered drink mixes, which leave a lot of residue in my bottles that's harder to clean out by hand than when I was ...
4
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2answers
92 views

Trouble balancing when starting

I recently starting riding again (stopped for 10 years) and am having balance problems when starting. Using the proper starting technique causes me to wobble and lose my balance, tho' I haven't ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Jump start electric bike?

I bought a Huffy electric bike but I don't have charger. The person at pawnshop where was bought said I can charge it with a car, like jump start.
4
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3answers
168 views

Frame Or Paint Crack (Cannondale Super Six Carbon)

I am about to pull the trigger on a used 2012 Cannondale SuperSix bike. This would be my first bike and I'm very excited. However I am a bit concerned about some cracks. Seller claims paint is ...
1
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2answers
80 views

Bike chain slips off sprocket as I pedal during repairs. Any idea why?

I am having an issue with a 26 inch Beach Cruiser. Everything was put together by a bike shop however one of the chains slipped off the sprocket during transport home. When I went to put it back on, ...
1
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1answer
73 views

Chain replacement - how many links 114/116?

I'm replacing an (exact same) Shimano 11 speed chain, the cassette is Shimano Ultegra 11-25T . There are 54 links that look like ()(). What size of chain should I order : 114 or 116 ? I'm going to ...
4
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5answers
732 views

Would Tri-Bars be advantageous for a 260 mile 2 day event

At the end of August I am organising and completing a solo 2 day bike ride for charity that will be around 260 miles in length. The longest I have ever done is 105 miles in one sitting, about 6 and ...

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