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If you have a regular drier, tie the laces into knots, and close the drier on them to suspend them inside the drier. Turn the drier on high. This came from this post: http://kc-bike.blogspot.com/2008/09/tricks-of-trade-drying-your-grimy-shoes.html?m=1 Also, make sure you check the manual for your cleats. Some manufacturers will void your warranty if you ...


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It could be that you've cross threaded the lock ring, although you should notice this within the first few turns. To prevent it coming loose again though you could try some loctite on it.


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If your headset has recently been replaced, then you should check its adjustment occasionally. Newly fitted bearing races can settle slightly into the head tube and the fork crown, particularly if you ride over a rough or bumpy surface. Adjust to be as loose as possible without any play or knocking when you do the check that Daniel R Hicks describes here.


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To check your headset, sit on the bike, lock the front brakes, and push forward/backward with your feet. If you can see any looseness in the headset it needs to be tightened. Since it's so easy to check one should check a few times a year. But no real "schedule" is needed. I've seen headsets that were remarkably loose. Though looseness affects handling to ...


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Freehubs can be removed from the hub and replaced; it involves removing the axle from the hub and then loosening a fixing bolt with a 12mm allen key. Visit your local bike shop and ask if they have any thrashed rear cassette wheels; if they're cool they'll give it to you free or next to free. Pull the freehubs and hope to find something compatible; there ...


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I like wd40. I usually use this protocol when using it for both degreasing and lubrication. This only works if wd 40 is being used for both degreasing and lubrication, and there cannot be substitution. 1) Spray chain and cassette and let sit 15-20 minutes 2) Wash chain and cassette in soapy water. 3) Dry completely 4) Lightly spray wd 40 on the chain ...


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My hoods were degrading too causing me to get black rubber on my hands after every ride. I called Shimano and they said that they no longer support the ST-5500 lever and they do not carry any replacement parts. I called Hudz, and they said that they do not have hoods that are compatible. A STOPGAP SOLUTION: Rub your hoods with baby powder. It makes them ...


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Generally, it will go away if you apply the brakes a bit (it will be a bit noisy at first, but after a few applications it will look as good as new), since the rust is likely only on the surface (this is one way to tell if a car has been not driven for a few days - rust spots appear on the brake discs, but they'll go away after a short trip around town). ...


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You could try adding sealant to your tubular tire. Tufo Tire Sealant, Stans's No-tubes (and other tubeless sealants) can be used to deal with small punctures. Most recommend not using the sealant as a preventative measure, but more so as an after the fact solution to quickly fix punctures on the road. However, Tufo Standard tire sealant says that it can ...


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Use puncture resistant tire liner like that one: http://www.flowbikestore.com/band-zefal-puncture-zliner-blue-26


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If you can't get out of the lowest (easiest) gears then something is stopping the cable from releasing. There could be a number of reasons for this. The shifter on the handlebars might not be working properly, something may be caught on the cable and pulling it, the cable could be frayed and is snagging on something, or the rear dérailleur could be jammed. ...


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A general procedure with too tight clamps: Put in the screw or a longer one of the same diameter from the opposite side. Fit a piece of (hard, like a small coin) metal into the slot. Tighten the screw carefully. It should open the clamp enough to fit it over the bar



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