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Mechanism behind chain wear phases

Methods As an experiment I started taking regular chain stretch measurements, from when I first put on a chain until it is worn out. A Park CC-2 was used and each measurement was done in triplicate, ...
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Identify this shaft driven bike for me

This is the bike wich I can't neither identify the manufacturer nor the year it was produced; it has a serial number on the frame, just above the front fork, something like 93042829 or so what (...
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Is it normal for seat stays on new CAAD12 frame to be slightly warped/not straight?

The seat stays on my brand new Cannondale CAAD12 frame are slightly warped (not straight and slightly different on both sides), especially around the welding spots for the rear brake mount. I could ...
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Is changing wheel necessary if freewheel hub with a different speed then previous is attached?

Approx. 3 weeks ago I have found an abandoned frame (including steering wheel, fork, brakes, pedals and shifting gears attached to it). I decided to use it to build a new bicycle since only recently I'...
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Flashpoint FP80 / SRAM S80 - rear hub specifications?

I'm looking for the specs of a SRAM S80 rear wheel hub. I dearly wish to replace its 9/10-speed freehub body with one that can accomodate Shimano 11-cog casettes. SRAM S80 was a 80mm-profile aero ...
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Accurately replicating the resistance felt whilst riding via a resistance fan diy turbo trainer

If I were to build my own Lemond Revolution style turbo trainer (link below) could I use the air speed in meters/second^2 the rider is moving into as a good indicator of what type and size of fan to ...
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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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Cylinder volume of hydraulic brakes and levers

I've been asking around for a while now but even workshop pros couldn't answer this (by citing exact figures): How big are the brake cylinders of disk and rim brakes in terms of volume and surface ...
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Proper tubular tire installation

I'm trying to install a new tubular tire once again. The problem is every time I do this I always get it wrong because I always have this area (let's say 10-15cm each way) around the tire's valve that ...
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Change the angle of the arc of downtube / stem shifter lever to make it an alternative thumb shifter?

I want to mount the following SunRace clamp-on shifter set horizontally as a "thumb" shifter on a straight MTB handlebar (22.2mm). I will remove the left lever and only use the right with the clamp. ...
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Why do my pedals shake and pop?

I just purchased a cruiser bike online that I had to assemble. When I rode it for the first time, I notice my pedals felt shaky, whether pedaling or coasting, and when I did pedal every few seconds ...
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Uncut steerer tubes too short for 21" Frames

I am restoring two old bikes a 1996 Trek 8000 and 2000 Fuji Aloha. Both are 21" frames. The problem I am having is getting forks that do not cost $1000 and have steerer tubes with sufficient lengths. ...
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Internal cable routing blocked on '80s steel frame. What are my options?

I have a new-to-me ~80's steel frame with a rear derailleur cable that is routed through the chainstay. There's a blockage close to the BB end, and I'm wondering what my options are? My assumption is ...
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Choosing the right bike size

I'm looking to get the Trek Domane 4.3 and debating between a size 54 and a 56. One shop I've been to told me I'm a 56 and another said 54. According to Trek's sizing chart I'm 56. I am 5 9" with an ...
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new 9-speed chain fails after 4 weeks and ~240 miles

About 4 weeks ago I installed a new SRAM PC-971 chain on my Surly LHT. This morning I've noticed that one of the outer chain link plates started to pull away (to spread in a way that the pin is not ...

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