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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bianchi Intrepida

Dears, I would like to buy a new road bike. I am oriented on this one, the Bianchi Intrepida. http://www.bicycle.run/en/road-bike/44-buy-online-bianchi-intrepida.html What do you think about this ...
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Asymmetric effort by bike?

I'm just riding with pedals and road bike shoes, it is possible that the legs work asymmetrically? I bike for some years with normal shoes, and I start with those new shoes a month ago. It seems to ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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958 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.
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Frame Or Paint Crack (Cannondale Super Six Carbon)

Hello and thanks in advance I am about to pull the trigger on a used 2012 cannondale super six bike. This would be my first bike and im very excited. however i am a bit concerned about some ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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690 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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328 views

How tight should your stem valve nut be?

I just got new schrader valve tubes that have the rim fitting nut on them. Since this question has not been asked on here before, what is the proper tension that the nut should meet the rim? My ...
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106 views

Are there any alternatives to Strava?

I have been using Strava for the last year to track my daily commutes, mountain bike rides and hikes. Unfortunatly, I have found that Strava appears to be hiding my data from me. It seems like I ...
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How to unscrew freewheel sprockets with 9 broken spokes

A friend of mine has this problem. I haven't seen the wheel, but I suppose that the broken spokes are in one "area". It's a 27 inch wheel. Is there any tool that can hold hub tight enough to use a ...
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Bicycle Trailer pulls back wheel sideways

I have 2 bikes. A touring bike and a mountain bike. The touring bike pulls my 40 lb daughter, snacks, and water just fine (with a Burley classic hitch). The mountain bike on the other hand pulls for ...
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Alfine 8 gear crunch

Occasionally under load when taking off on the flat, I would get a crunch, then it runs smoothly. After reading the other post I had tightened the wheel nuts but this has not fixed the issue. I have ...
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Can a tapered BB be installed in either direction?

I have a tapered bottom bracket on my bike, like the one in the pic. On this bike, as I bought it, the fixed cup is on the drive side of the bike, while the adjustable cup is on the non-drive side. ...
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Dimensions of Mudguard suitable for Fuji Absolute 1.9D 700mm or26.5 inch tyre

I am looking to buy online mudguards for my Fuji Absolute 1.9D hybrid bicycle. The TIRES are Vera CityWide, 700 x 28c, 30tpi w/ Phalanx flat protection (26.5 Inch diameter) Please let me know the ...
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Does strava know your identity? [on hold]

On the wake of another question where it was implied that strava knows your identity. Is it true?, If I name myself Zorglub on Strava, does it still know my real name ?
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Is there any good software to track and compare rides using my own computer

I like being able to see a record of my cycling in Strava, and compare rides with previous ones, see if I'm speed up or slowing down etc. But I don't like the idea of a company creating a database of ...
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255 views

In city traffic, is sitting more upright safer than more aero positions?

I like the handlebar height lower than the average road bikes I see in my city. Am wondering if I am putting myself in more risk.
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1answer
90 views

What do I need to know about this rubber stopper?

I recently bought a used Diamondback Sorrento. One day I rode it over a sizable bump and heard a popping noise. Upon inspecting my bike I noticed the following: As far as I can tell, I lost a ...
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44 views

Clear coat on top of old paint in order to preserve it/frame?

Using nail polish to touch-up scratched/rusted frames is more or less well-known (cf. Girls Biking to Work), but recently a hobbyist restorer of old bikes told me that you can "just apply clear coat ...
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47 views

is it possible to install 25c tyre on 23c wheel? [duplicate]

Can I fit a 25c tyre onto 23c wheel? Would it cause any problem on long term?
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1answer
51 views

Single speed dirt jump specific frame for general riding

I am in the market for a new bike and come from a background of mainly cross country (XC) / all mountain (AM) type riding but have ridden BMX also in the past. I'm not averse to standing up and only ...
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1answer
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How to properly thread (textile) pedal straps

Is there a "correct" way to thread (textile) pedal straps for use with toe clips? In the photo above, I threaded the strap in the "opposite" direction to that of how Sheldon Brown threaded leather ...
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Bike rack or similar storage options for child's bike (16" wheels)

My 4 year old has taken to riding with abandon, and we're starting to get into summer, where we hope to do some trails together. I have a rear wheel bike rack which is sufficient for storage of what ...
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What are “two-tone” tubular tires called? [duplicate]

What are those old "two-tone" tubular tires actually called?-- You know, the ones with the "natural-rubber" color on the sidewalls?
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1answer
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Custom Shimano 3x11 drivetrain

I have a Trek 720 disc which came with a 2x11 Shimano 105 drive train setup. When it's fully loaded for touring going up steep hills is just too hard - I'm barely heavy enough to push the pedal down. ...
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Modern gumwall light touring tires?

Are there any modern road/light touring tires which look like the gumwall tires of yesteryear? In particular, I'm looking for all-weather road tires with serious puncture resistance, i.e. a ...
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What is the safest type of pedal for all-weather city cycling?

I've been commuting by bike for many years on different types of strapless platform pedal and have always been nervous about clip-in pedals. Excluding any accidents caused by getting used to a new ...
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211 views

Which components affects downhill speed? [on hold]

So my riding buddy can never keep up with me downhill. I'm slightly heavier than him (5-10lbs). I have an older non aero bike. He has a newer aero bike. His is probably a few lbs lighter than ...
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Genesis Croix de Fer 10 vs Cdf [closed]

I've been looking into second hand Genesis Croix de Fer bikes. The current models Genesis sell are Croix de Fer 10, 20 and 30 but I'm seeing a Genesis CDF for sale on the usual online second hand ...
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0answers
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Schwinn Siro versus Schwinn Capitol? [closed]

I can't figure out the difference between these 2 bikes - Schwinn Siro & Schwinn Capitol , I would greatly appreciate any info. Thanks
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0answers
24 views

Looking to buy a bicycle for daily use and few long trips in India [closed]

My budget is around Rs 5000 max. So what sort of bicycle should I look for? And is it better to buy online or from physically going to the store? I'm looking for a bike for daily 2 Km commute to my ...
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0answers
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Reassembling Shimano FH-M150 rear hub

First time servicing a rear hub for me. I disassembled and cleaned my Shimano FH-M510 rear hub, removing the nut, washers and cone only from the left side of the axle. When I went to insert new ...
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1answer
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Will a Mishiki Pueblo Mountain 20 in frame hold my weight. I go about 330 [closed]

I weigh about 330 ... Will a Mishiki Pueblo Mountain Bike 20 inch frame will hold my weight?
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1answer
59 views

Chain skipping and falling off the front gear [on hold]

I did a lot of research and took my bike to couple of shops but I couldn't solve this problem. When I am riding the bike, chain seems to be skipping and occasionally falling off from the front ...
3
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1answer
158 views

When starting to pedal, it takes half a rotation to “catch”

While power pedaling on my mountain bike, when I coast for a second, it takes a half a circle on my crank to catch. Can anyone tell me the problem?
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Ortlieb Ultimate 6 M pro and iphone 6S [closed]

I am looking at purchasing a new handlebar bag, and I came across the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 M pro, which is pretty much what I'm looking for. But one critical factor is that I need be able to use the ...
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46 views

What type of road bike should i buy [closed]

I am 14 years old and I am looking for my first road bike. Doesn't have to be to fancy. My measurements are 157cm tall from my feet to my head and 70cm standover height. I am looking for something ...
3
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2answers
68 views

Eye protection for child in bicycle child carrier

I'm finally at the stage where I'm about to install a front mounted WeeRide child carrier on one of my bikes, but one of the things I'm concerned about is eye protection for my child. I'm mainly ...
3
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1answer
109 views

Can this bike be saved from the rust?

So, I'm buying a bike to use during a summer before I go back home. I found this bike that I'm interested in buying however it's extremely rusty. I'd like opinions on whether this is a DIY clean up, ...

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