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1answer
149 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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5answers
252 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
48 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
514 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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1answer
51 views

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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1answer
34 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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0answers
32 views

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
30 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
17 views

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
30 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
54 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
136 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 ...
5
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1answer
572 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
38 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 ...
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3answers
135 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
17 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
9 views

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
32 views

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
49 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
29 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
44 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
8 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
156 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
53 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
57 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
17 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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0answers
76 views

Bike mystery nice lightweight [on hold]

I just purchased very light mountain blke. It has Thompson handelbar neck, disc brakes,full suspension,marzocchi front fork,shimano gear shift..etc frame is by Easton but no manufacturer or model can ...
5
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1answer
123 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
92 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
27 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 ...
0
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1answer
42 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
33 views

Specialized Vs Fuji for first road bike! [on hold]

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
votes
2answers
792 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
41 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? [on hold]

where can I buy a used bicycle in Essen, Germany?
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1answer
58 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
40 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
174 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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2answers
70 views

Chain really noisy near front derailleur on low gears but doesn't appear to be rubbing.

In the four lowest gears (i.e the 28 cog end) when in both the big and small ring, loud noises can be heard coming from what appears to be near the front derailleur. I've uploaded a video of the noise ...
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3answers
77 views

When should I replace the brake cable?

Here is the picture of the cable from my rear V-brakes: As you can see it's worn down. Should I replace it now or is it safe to use it for some more time?
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1answer
63 views

Is Marseille a safe place to ride a bicycle?

I learned to ride a bike quite recently and I was thinking about moving to Marseille next year to study. I love bikes and I would love to be able to get one there and move around the city using it. ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Rear wheel constant bump

my rear wheel has a constant bump whenever I ride . I've done all that came to mind at firs. Deflated and checked the tire , checked the axel for bends , checked the ball bearings , made shure the ...
0
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1answer
44 views

I removed the drop-out adjusters… Do I need to adjust my derailleur or add chain or both?

I have an old 1998 Lemond Zurich, and I recently purchased new wheels. The old bike had drop-out adjusters. When I added the new wheels I felt like my bike was rubbing against the brakes, then all of ...
0
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0answers
21 views

schwinn men's trailway 28inch/700c

This is the bike I have http://www.target.com/p/schwinn-men-s-trailway-28-700c-hybrid-bike-bronze/-/A-15547829#prodSlot=_1_3 and i was wondering what tire and wheel to purchase. Thanks. The tire and ...
6
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5answers
1k views

Shoe covers (or other tricks) for commuting in shorts

I commute to work by bike, very often in casual shorts and waterproof North Face sneakers. Provided I don't want to change my clothes (in particular I don't want to get SPD etc.), is there a good way ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Brand new Trek X-Caliber 7 - RockShox 30 Silver lockout not working

I just bought a brand new bike fitted with RockShox 30 Silver front forks and took it for a ride on disused railway gravel cycle track. The lockout dial does not seem to do anything. This is my first ...
0
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1answer
51 views

What should I look for in a new front wheel for my heavy body?

I broke my second front wheel last night when I hit a dip that rose too quickly on the far side. The wheel didn't get a chance to redirect the force upward before all my weight went behind it. I'm a ...
0
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2answers
31 views

Can I put my 2.1" 29er tires on a wheel with 25mm inner diameter?

So I broke my second front wheel last night when I hit a dip that rose too quickly for my wheel to climb before all my weight went behind it. I'm a big guy (300+ lbs), so my wheels need to be able to ...
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0answers
36 views

Alfine 8 crunching/grinding in highest gear

I have recently bought a bike with an Alfine 8 hub and it was working well for the first week or so. Then there was a couple of gear drop outs whilst I was riding so I made sure to line up the yellow ...

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