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So to first answer the direct questions you asked: The chain falling off the front chainring will harm the chainring and/or the chain only if you are pedaling hard at the time it falls off. Getting the chain back on the ways you are describing shouldn't harm any part of the bicycle as long as you aren't pedaling hard as you shift, which I'm sure you're ...


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One thing that really confuses me is that I've seen bike mechanics and videos online where they put it on the vise and turn it counterclockwise but in my reality it spins. I assume that you're using the chain whip. Which direction are you turning it? If you're removing a lock ring in a vice you'll hold the removal tool with the vice and use the chain ...


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I may have missed it in this thread but what kind of bicycle is it? If it's something like a Raleigh or a Peugeot or the like, it may be worth it in terms of both riding and getting the mechanical experience. If it's the 70's equivalent of a Huffy I'd pass mostly because that quality of a bike is virtually impossible to ever get adjusted properly and ...


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Yes, this missing plastic piece is the culprit. It does need to be there. If the derailleur is within 3 years of purchase, is in use with a full Campagnolo drive train (chain, cassette, crankset and chainrings, no 3rd party joining link in the chain) and you have a valid proof of purchase, then it is possibly a valid warranty claim - the warranty can be ...


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The spare part code is 5-FD-RE116 for double or FD-AT016 for triple and it's available from several online shops. LBSes specializing in road bikes should have it too. Check out the spare parts catalogue from Campagnolo: http://www.campagnolo.com/media/files/035_250_Catalogue_spare%20parts_tools_Campagnolo_2015_part_A.pdf


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For most of your ?s, I would use visual inspection. If you always check your chain for wear, the chain rings and cassette will last a long time. Some brake pads, rotors and rims have waer indicator guides built into them. Fork is greased, not oiled. Fork is inspected for cracking, a weak point is below the crown. Frame should also be inspected for ...


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If you are talking about the pedal and pedal spindle(metal piece that threads into the crank arm from the pedal), then yes you are most likely are just going to need to replace the pedals which should be fairly straightforward.


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I found this Bikepacking Repair Kit on Pedaling Nowhere. I like the way it is broken down into components of a tool kit and spares collection. There is some good stuff in the comments section too.


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Everyone's going to have different list depending on how confident they are of getting assistance in an emergency or gear breakage. I do some solo rides into the forests in New Zealand. When in the forest alone I do tend to stick to 4x4 tracks where a may see one person an hour but also take jungle tracks alongside the road and very rarely see anyone. I ...


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Not much: A mini pump mounted on the bike, spare tube, tire leavers and the hex keys you might actually need in a Frame Bag. 1.5l of water with carbs (glucose and maltodextrin) as food. For longer rides an extra plastic bag with enough carbs for another 1.5l in the jersey. I’m usually experienced enough to pick the right clothing for several hours or a ...


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My ideal packing includes: Tools: Hex keys to fit your bike : 2mm, 4mm, 5mm the most important, 6mm and 8mm. Some bikes use 2.5mm and 3mm. A T25 driver if you have disk brakes. Phillips and flat screwdrivers. Chain tool and a master link or two (may need to remove twisted links). Tire Levers Patches, glue, extra tubes and pump or inflator. Spare Valves, ...


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I had a bike making noise only when pedaling up a slight hill. After two visits to Safety Cycles on Western Ave. in Hollywood,CA. It was still making noise. Then it finally broke. On Saturday July 11,2015 I carried the bike home, took it to the shop, and they replaced the part for free because the bike was under warranty. They said they had never seen this ...


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Answering as a road cyclist ... For a ride of this duration (less than a day), before starting I take notice of the conditions, and decide what to wear, in how many layers. I want to carry a spare layer to put on during stops, and in case of bad weather. Usually it'll be my lightweight wind and (so called) water proof jacket. Sometimes it's just a ...


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Understand that traditional bicycle wheel sizes have generally referred to the diameter of the tire, not the rim. Thus a 26" wheel will have a diameter of roughly 26 inches with the tire on it and inflated (though the actual diameter is often not reliable enough to size the wheel). And, in particular, 26" wheels (and smaller) have different rim diameters ...


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The little rubber tubes are for repairing Woods/Dunlop valves. The valve core does not have any valve mechanism in itself, but relies on the little rubber tube to seal. The tube fits over rounded end of the valve core shown below. Most of new tubes come with similar-looking valve that has a ball and spring mechanism instead of the rubber tube.


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The little tubes are for Dunlop valves. The tube is pulled over a stem. Air pressure will push the the tube against the stem and prevent the loss of air! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valve_stem If you look at the German translation of the page you find more pictures and one of the tubes in use. This type of valve was much used in England and also in Germany ...


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There are a few ways you can do the magnet sensing: Reed switch (a switch which physically closes with a magnetic field). If you swap the two wires, the sensor will work fine (i.e. it doesn't matter). You can test for this using the continuity tester mode of your multimeter (you'll have continuity if the magnet is near the sensor, and open circuit with ...


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Getting the spoke tensions high & even is on of the most important things – balanced tension makes the wheel stable, high tension keeps the loads on the wheel structure fairly constant as it rolls which helps to prevent spoke breakage. You can get reasonably close by pitch and ear (pluck the spokes and listen to the pitch). If you have a ear that doesn't ...



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