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comment Presta valve on new tube won't inflate
Not all of them appear as obvious as the one in the photo. Check the threaded section below the valve tip. If there are 2 flat sections on this threaded area (you can just see them by the top red arrow above) then it unscrews. If the threads go all the way around with no flats, then it does not.
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comment Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
It is the only real theft deterrent. It does involve organizing your cycling life so that it is possible. And it IS possible. I should know. I do it.
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comment Bike feels like it's slipping/shifting gear when pedalling while standing up on max gear
There are a number of options here. I would look at your bottom bracket bearings, and the teeth on the bike's gears.
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comment Is there a preferred frame size calculator?
This is the wrong question to ask. The question you really want an answer to is "How do I get the correct fit for my bike?" And that is the question being answered below.
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comment Is there a preferred frame size calculator?
Although I did not downvote because this is an answer for the question asked, I would guess that the general feeling is that fit calculators are not accurate without a skilled fitter to interpret the data for the specific brand you are looking at. I would never recommend a fit calculator as a primary means of finding the correct size. Once you know enough to use one, you can usually bypass them anyhow. :)
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comment What's the best way to fix carbon to titanium?
To give any detailed answer requires a lot more detail about what you are using the piece for. Is it cosmetic or a structural part? What kind of strength will it require?
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comment Does a brand-new bike bought online need a service before riding it?
One note to what the mechanic told you: there is, as he said, a factory lubricant on your chain, and there is no need to reapply lube before that wears off. However, it will likely wear off well before the service period he recommended.
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comment Can a rear derailleur be used for either a 9 speed cassette or 10 speed cassette?
Sorry, no, they aren't. Different cable pull ratios and cog spacing a.