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comment Clacking noise as right crank goes 'over the top' once per revolution
Pictures of the bike, especially the bottom bracket may help us figure out the more likely possibilities.
Jun
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comment Fitting a rear derailleur
Pictures would probably help.
Jun
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answered How to Inflate Tires
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May
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comment Which derailleur should I use with a Shimano 7 speed freewheel 14-34T megarange?
I think the one other variable typical on those 7 speed bikes is whether they have a mech hanger. If they don't I believe you can get a variation on the Tourney that was the correct mount.
Mar
29
comment How do I put grips on mountain bike handlebars?
To remove you just use hairspray again.
Mar
28
comment Can any bike crankset be exchanged for another?
The other dimension to take into account is the length of the crank arm. They tend to be 165-175mm (commonly 170mm).
Mar
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comment Kickstands and mountain bikes
I completely agree, I used to ride with one on my not terribly light weight mtb and I gave up with them not because I hated them so, but simply because they proved to be unreliable and had a tendency to get in the way on rough trails. The convenience outside shops was outweighed by the problems with them working loose on the trails.
Mar
23
comment How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?
You are correct, if you're not already in your fastest gear when you're struggling, the gears aren't the problem. Have you considered asking your friends if you can swap bikes for a little bit to see the difference so that you can figure out how much difference the bike makes versus the difference in rider?
Mar
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comment How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?
Good point, I've updated my answer to try to address that.
Mar
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revised How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?
Incorporated criticism from zenbike
Mar
22
answered How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?
Mar
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comment Converting a MTB to a Road Bike
You might want to explain what you want to achieve with it in more detail. Are you going for speed or for practicality? When I set up an MTB for road use I primarily just change the tires and ensure it has good mud guards for practicality.
Mar
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comment Learning to bunny hop on a MTB
You don't need to turn them to a specific angle, just tilt them a bit so that you can get the hooking motion that kicks back and helps pick up your back wheel. If you lean on your front end and try hooking the back so that you're lifting the back end you're well on the way.
Feb
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revised If not Kona Asphalt Commuter then what?
tried to reflect confusing terminology a bit better
Feb
27
comment If not Kona Asphalt Commuter then what?
When I say plenty I mean that a lot of the manufacturers do them, but each manufacturer has probably 1 or 2 bikes in their range that match your precise specifications. Take this one from a quick search on halfords website, halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/…. It also has 26" wheels You just need to know what terminology to look for. Here's one from Giant with large wheels, wiggle.co.uk/giant-seek-1-2011
Feb
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answered If not Kona Asphalt Commuter then what?