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Warranty on lock damaged during attempted theft

Someone attempted to steal my girlfriend's bike tonight and they damaged the lock. Do you guys know if we can use the warranty to get it exchanged? The lock has a 2 year warranty and I'm planning ...

replacement lock damage theft  
asked by Yujin Kim 11 votes
answered by Swifty 34 votes

What to do with a bent but not broken aluminum seat stay

unfortunately I got hit by a car. I was on the main road, in the cycle way and the car had a stop sign coming out of a school. He did see me but got distracted by the kids. Anyway, I was wondering if ...

road-bike fork  
asked by Maco 10 votes
answered by Feldmarshall 13 votes

GPS bike computers in track cycling?

I am not familiar with track cycling at all but was wondering what type of bike computers, if any, are used in track cycling (in competition as well training)? I am assuming that at least in training ...

bike-computer gps track-racing  
asked by Johnny 8 votes
answered by alexsimmons 10 votes

In the UK, is there any (legal or similar) limit on bike+trailer length?

With a couple of miles of quiet lanes, and around 10 miles of fairly straight bike path that takes me right to a river I'd like to go kayaking in. I've got a trailer that my daughter is too tall for ...

legal trailer  
asked by Chris H 7 votes
answered by Criggie 2 votes

Installing gear cable guide on 80s Holdsworth

I have this Holdsworth frame that I got repainted and am rebuilding with mostly modern parts - I recently realised that I'm not quite sure how to run the derailleur cables past the bottom bracket. I ...

frames vintage cable-routing  
asked by Silver 4 votes
answered by Swifty 3 votes

How can I find replacement part for Mongoose scooter?

My daughter broke the quick release hinge bolt (I have no idea what to call it) on her Mongoose scooter. Where can I go to find a replacement part or at a minimum, what is it called?

repair bolt scooter  
asked by David 3 votes
answered by David D 7 votes

Are sealed bearings equal to cartridge bearings in single speed hubs?

Single speed hubs are often speced with sealed bearings. In my brief market search I haven't seen any hubs with cartridge bearings in the specifications. Are sealed bearings used synonymous with ...

hub single-speed bearings  
asked by gschenk 2 votes
answered by Criggie 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is it possible to measure your sit bones at home?

Some bike shops have gel pads that you sit on to measure the distance between your sit bones. Is it possible to take this measurement on your own at home, or does this really require special-purpose ...

saddle bike-fit ergonomics  
asked by amcnabb 33 votes
answered by Luigi Villafranca 35 votes

Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?

When I pedal forcing a little with my right leg, the bike makes a noise that I don't know how to describe. I'll try to do it. It's like: a short "ting" a tiny bell if a small rock hits the down tube ...

pedals crankset noise  
asked by jperelli 13 votes
answered by Daniel R Hicks 10 votes

How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?

Once I was riding my road bike down a rural road. I heard barking over my shoulder and saw two dobermans running toward me. I can't think of a time in my life that I felt more endangered. I reacted ...

safety touring animal-attack animals  
asked by Darth Egregious 109 votes
answered by Starx 84 votes

What make/brand is this bike marked "Challenger" and "Resistance"?

I'm trying to find what kind of brand/make my bike is so I can find more information about it. It might help me determine if I should buy a new bike. All I can tell from looking around my bike are ...

mountain-bike identify-this-bike  
asked by Ambo100 6 votes
answered by zenbike 7 votes

How to inflate a tire with a Presta valve?

My new bike has these thin tires with a type of valve I haven't usedbefore. I searched online and found out it's called a Presta valve, and it's pretty common and popular. I'm finding it annoying and ...

tire pump presta valves inflation  
asked by wim 12 votes
answered by Scott Hillson 18 votes

How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?

I am a novice cyclist, using my bike to travel to work with a round trip of about 15 miles in moderate to heavy traffic. I have been thinking about upgrading my bikes platform pedals to a set of ...

pedals  
asked by tofarr 26 votes
answered by Mac 19 votes

Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?

I had a problem a few weeks ago where my tires were flat and needed air every time I took my bike out of the garage. I brought it to the local bike shop, and they replaced my tubes. This made a ...

tire innertube  
asked by Bill 7 votes
answered by Daniel R Hicks 20 votes

Can you answer this question?

Can anyone identify this green frame?

Like many others, I found this aluminum frame bike that is pretty light and in great shape. The bike has been converted to disc brakes and I believe that everything is aftermarket. Serial number ...

frames  
asked by Brian A 1 vote
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