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To me, gravel bikes seem mostly like cross bikes with a bit more money they can take from your wallet. 1) Road and mountain shifters and derailleurs don't play nice with each other at 11 speed, so this question is moot. If you want to check a particular crankset on the bike, look at the width and the type of BB setup. I don't see why you'd want to switch ...


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Any bike can go anywhere. I've taken a road bike down an off-road course, and an electric assist road bike up a steep gravel path (not fun) My weekend ride these days is a non-suspension steel mountain bike with knobbly tyres but a smooth strip on the face of the tread for road comfort. As long as the parts work together and fit your body and style of ...


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Well, you don't have to… That said Tektro makes some very nice and inexpensive levers – both drop bar levers (RL520) and interrupter levers (RL720) which are much more effective than suicide levers. At the very least I think I would take off the suicide levers, I never had good luck with them. The problem that I had with suicide levers was that they had so ...


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Tsunoda are/were a mass manufacturer in Japan somewhat similar to Schwinn in the USA. Most of the bikes they produced were low end though they did make some mid-to-upper end models (I once had a Tsunoda made Lotus branded frame from the early 80s). I believe the brand is still around in the Japanese market but now mostly making folding bikes. Your bike ...


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According to the FORMULA 88 Material Safety Data Sheet, this product is not dangerous, and is soluble in water. Washing it off was the best you could do. My guess is that the solvent has dissolved some of the components of the tire rubber, leading to the fading and cracking you see. Only time will tell if the tire has been structurally compromised. The ...



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