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Do I need a special rack for my Schwinn Ascension hybrid bike with disk brakes?

Do I need a special rear rack for my Schwinn Ascension Hybrid bike that has disc brakes? Or will the regular Schwinn bike rack work
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Surly Disc Trucker with STI Shifters

I like the feel of Surly's Disc Trucker, 3x10. http://surlybikes.com/bikes/disc_trucker/bike_specs But I want STI shifters, not bar-ends. Moving to STI would seem to screw up the brake pull; duly ...
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Clipless MTB Shoes for wider feet

I have wider feet. I would like to find a clipless shoe that is on the wider side. What clipless shoes offer multiple widths? What clipless shoes are naturally wide? I currently just have ...
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1answer
17 views

Stuck Bottom Bracket

I have an 80's Fuji bike and It's definitely well past time to replace the bottom bracket. The adjusting cup came off fine, but the crank side cup is super stuck. I've tried stacking lockring washers ...
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3answers
63 views

Are carbon hubs a good idea?

I'm beginning to see manufactures making carbon hubs and am wondering if they have the potential to perform better than conventional metal hubs or if they are just a way to save a couple of grams of ...
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1answer
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How difficult would it be to maintain 17.5 Mph for an hour?

Whats a good target speed to maintain inside a velodrome for an hour? I believe Bradley Wiggins maintained an average speed of around 35 Mph for an hour, how difficult would it be to maintain half ...
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2answers
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Replacement MTB rear derailleur

I need to replace a Shimano Deore RD-M531 rear derailleur which has a long cage (9 speed cassette). I can replace the derailleur no problem, but my knowledge isn't great and am just not sure what to ...
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0answers
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connecting center pull dia-compe lever cables

I have some old dia-compe center pull brakes. Inside the lever is the little roller pin with a slot in it for the cable and the small hole on the bottom and the larger hole on the top that the nut ...
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1answer
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Vista Sport Vintage Bicycle

Can anyone tell me what happen to the Vista Bicycle company? I'd like to know where to find parts, and did another company buy out Vista? My Vista Sport 27inch 10 speed bike was purchased 40 years ...
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3answers
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How to identify galvanised and stainless cables?

Recently I bought some stainless steel gear and brake cables. I have 3 packets of cables from 3 Ebay shops. How do I identify if they are genuine stainless steel cables or if I've been ripped off? ...
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0answers
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How can I get off “hold” and what does it indicate? [migrated]

I posted "Bike mystery nice lightweight bike" a few days ago...I have responded to the requests of some people but am still on "hold". Why?
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1answer
259 views

What makes a cassette mountain bike vs. road bike?

I'm in the market for a new cassette for my road bike and I frequently see cassettes listed as mountain bike or road bike. Since they're usually interchangeable and can be used on either type of bike, ...
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8answers
681 views

Food to keep in pannier long-term until it's needed?

For long planned cycles, I'm able to plan to feed myself. But sometimes in the evenings I leave work and just decide to set out for an extra half an hour's cycling about for fun - then four hours ...
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2answers
56 views

Add/remove sprockets on cassette to customize gear ratios

I have a Shimano 105 10-speed cassette on my road bike, with sprockets 11-12-13-14-15-17-...-28 (I don't know by heart what comes between 17 and 28). I'd like to remove the 11, and put a 16 between ...
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2answers
560 views

Are there any sub $100 gps devices that can export a gpx file

I am looking to ride with strava, however as a teenager I receive very little to no money regularly and I do not have a smart phone. I would like a device that tracks my ride via gps and exports a gpx ...
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3answers
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Would Lowering my Handlebars Help my Performance?

I ride now with pretty decent comfort, I have no real back/neck/shoulder pain. As I ride now I feel decent, but I feel as though I might be in too much of an upright position on the bike to get the ...
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2answers
56 views

bar end shifters on drop bars - why not run the cables all the way to the stem?

The typical touring bike with drop bars and bar end shifters shoots the shift cable out the bar tape, right under the curve like so: My bike is like this. It would be cleaner to run those cables all ...
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2answers
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Selecting spoke lengths

I'm planning to build a new wheel, using a Velocity Synergy OC (asymmetric) rim. When I calculate spoke lengths using the Edd spoke length calculator I get these lengths: Drive Side: 293.9 mm ...
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1answer
58 views

Are chain ring spacers a good solution to adjust chain line?

I recently converted my mountain bike from a 2x10 to a 1x10. I have a Shimano XT Hollowtech ii crankset and I like it a lot, but its traditionally a 2 speed crankset. When I'm in my 1st gear on the ...
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0answers
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commuting bike -Fuji hybrid absolute 2.1 vs Fuji touring vs Polygon Heist 5.0 [on hold]

Hi to all expert out there, I just want to hear your opinion on those 3 bike. 1) Fuji absolute 2.1 2) Fuji touring 3) Polygon heist 5.0 I´m looking for bike for commuting around 50 miles (80km ) ...
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0answers
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Polygon heist 5.0 2015 vs heist 5.0 2016 [on hold]

Hi to all the expert out there. I'm new to hybrid bike. I will finish my study soon and start working. I'm planning to buy Hybrid bike for commuting around 50 miles(80km ) per day. I used to ride ...
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1answer
40 views

OnGuard U-Lock key mechanism partially activated

I have a mini U-lock from OnGuard. The lock is not attached to the bike, so that's not a factor is this question. I can see the locking mechanism jutting out partially into the key hole, which is ...
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3answers
62 views

Jockey pulley (upper jockey wheel) suddenly not engaging with the chain when in the three largest (easiest) cogs on the big ring only

The gears work fine across the whole cassette on the inner ring but all of a sudden the chain has stopped engaging with the upper jockey wheel when in the big ring and three largest (easiest) ...
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4answers
187 views

When to replace a tire?

I was repairing a flat on my rear tire today and noticed that the tire has started developing a flat area on the tread (see the photo below, it is the one on the right). The tire is a Continental ...
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1answer
595 views

Buying cheap now or saving for later?

I have been thinking of getting back into cycling after a long hiatus and need to buy a bike. Is it better to get a cheap bike now and build up strength + get a feel for what I want in the future OR ...
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1answer
46 views

Will the 26“ tyre fit my 25” rim bike?

I have this 2002 Esperia which, and I need to change the tires cause I am getting back to it. The tire dimensions appear to be 25 x 1.90, 50-559. I read a bit about these new and old dimensions ...
5
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3answers
156 views

What are the benefits of removable presta valve cores?

Once again, I spent some quality time debugging a slow leak and found out it was a loose valve core. I tightened it with pliers, but it raises the question, is there a situation where it is useful to ...
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0answers
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Combining Shimano RS500 crankset with Stages Shimano 105 5800

I've been thinking about getting a power meter for a while now. I finally decided I would get one, but now I realise that Stages only starts at the Shimano 105 level. I currently have a Shimano RS500 ...
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1answer
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How do you remove the sprocket from an eighthinch splined BMX style crankset?

I have the EighthInch Freestyle Splined Crankset. These are very similar to profile bmx cranksets. I purchased a larger sprocket to use with the crankset. I've used a crank puller to remove the drive ...
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1answer
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Tube adhering to tire

I was fixing a flat this morning and discovered that the tube was adhering to the tire casing. The tube pulled free from the tire, with about as much force as it would take to pull off well adhered ...
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1answer
54 views

How to mount a tire perfectly [on hold]

What are some great tips to mount a tire perfectly? Often when I mount a tire it is a little bit crooked.
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0answers
31 views

Steer Extender or Carbon Road Fork

I am having neck pains a hour or so into riding, have been told I should try raising the bar height. I have tried adjustable riser stems but cannot get on with them. The only other option is a Steer ...
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1answer
51 views

What does 'orbital' mean when speaking wheels?

I want to build my own dirt jumper, mostly using Octane One parts. At this site, there's two versions of the wheel. An 15mm orbital and an 20mm orbital. What is the difference, and which is the most ...
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1answer
9 views

Should I get talera gt or a xr-75 mongoose [on hold]

A talera gt or mongoose. I know that the talera is older but should I get it? It looks better than the mongoose but the mongoose looks good to
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4answers
185 views

Adjust handlebar position/height (damaged screw?)

I was trying to adjust the position of my handle bar...but might have turned the screw too hard in the wrong direction or perhaps it was like this earlier...not sure.... Is there anything that can be ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Can I replace my 650c wheels with a more standard size?

I have a Bianchi eros with 650c wheels. My back wheel was driven into and is now buckled and I am finding it very difficult to replace it without spending hundreds of pounds. Is there another wheel ...
2
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2answers
64 views

Old freewheel removal

I have an old rear wheel - I think its from a Raleigh Arena roadbike from the late 70s or early 80s. There are broken spokes that require the sprockets removed to access. I've done this plenty of ...
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1answer
21 views

What is the usual value of a Fit bike pro bmx second hand?

There are some photos of the bike http://imgur.com/a/rIozR Can I get a rough value of it?
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128 views

Please help me identify this bike

I just purchased a very light mountain bike. It has Thompson handelbar neck, disc brakes,full suspension, Marzocchi front fork,s himano gear shift..etc. Frame is by Easton but no manufacturer or model ...
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1answer
146 views

What is the difference between Time-Trial and Triathlon bikes?

Time-Trial and Triathlon bikes differ from normal road bikes in that they are designed for maximum efficiency when riding alone (not in a group). What, then, is the difference between them? Would ...
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2answers
103 views

What are advantages of bigger wheel?

What's the advantages of bigger wheel? I feel that it's more forgiving on rough road, giving that the tyre width and pressure are the same. Is it just my imagination? Since population height is ...
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0answers
29 views

Bike Size Question - Kestrel Talon

For my goals, I am looking at a Kestrel Talon 2015 as it fits my price point and I like the combination of road cycling or switching to tri fit (albeit jack of all trades but master of none). I am ...
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1answer
44 views

Winter boots or neoprene covers?

I'm looking at options for new winter footwear and am split between buying new boots (must be look/3 bolt, which seems to constrain options somewhat) or buying covers, specifically the neoprene style ...
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0answers
34 views

Specialized Vs Fuji for first road bike! [closed]

I got into biking about a year back and I got a hybrid trek 7.2 fx I started of thinking the interest would fade away soon but fortunately or unfortunately it didn't. I started off commuting to work ...
3
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2answers
807 views

How to improve my performance on a commute?

I commute to work on a Trek 7100e hybrid bike. It's about 15 miles (24km) each way, along flattish suburban roads and a (fairly smooth) canal towpath. It takes me about an hour. Due to the distance ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Does every drink bottle fit into every holder?

I have a Specalized drink bottle holder and was always using normal 750ml plastic bottles, but they never fit very well. I was looking online for water bottles and now I'm wondering if all bottles ...
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0answers
14 views

Where to buy a used bicycle in Essen, Germany? [closed]

where can I buy a used bicycle in Essen, Germany?
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1answer
59 views

Raising the bars on a stock Giant Escape Hybrid

I have a stock Giant Escape 1 Hybrid which I would like to raise the handle bars on for a more upright position. I'm looking for comfort not speed on my commute. Am I right in thinking the easiest ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Putting Shimano SORA STI Shifters on Touring Bike w/Deore Derailure

So I just bought the 2015 Fuji Touring Bike and it came with bar-end shifters. I do a lot of city riding so having STI "Brifters" is really convenient in hilly city traffic. The problem is my Fuji ...
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1answer
177 views

Is it possible to buy a frameset from Trek that isn't listed separately?

I am thinking of buying a Trek CrossRip or 720 touring bike, but I want it with Ultegra Di2 and the bikes are only listed on the Trek website with lower-end components. So I'd like to buy a frameset ...

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