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Bottom bracket upgrade

I want to upgrade the components on my bike. I want to start with the crankset. I'm just sourcing parts/tools at the moment. It originally came with 113mm spindle sealed cartridge. The bottom ...
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Clearing excess wax from chain links

Is there a simple way to clear excess wax from between the links of freshly dipped chains? When I pull my chain out there's a pretty decent coating I can wipe off. The interior stays full of wax even ...
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Wahoo Kickr with a 10 speed cassette but my bike is running Shimano 11 speed, just fit an 11 speed cassette?

Picked up the Kickr 2nd hand without thinking about the cassette etc. details. Not too fussed about having all 11 ratios on the trainer so wondering if installing a spacer or similar will work or do ...
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Can I combine narrow wide chainring in triple chainring?

I have Shimano crank (MT300) with triple chainring (44-32-22), I want to change the outer chainring(44) with the bigger (maybe 50 or 52), can I use narrow wide chainring in outer gear? so the new set ...
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Saddles 4 horizontal/superman pose?

Are there special saddle constructions for riding in almost horizontal superman-like position ? Found some, but seems to be rare and not dedicated to this example here(?) Are there any focusing ...
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Is a suspension needed to do wheelies?

Would you recommend front suspension or back suspension to do wheelies? I am looking for a new bike for my 13 year old. Is the suspension bought separately from the bike?
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Bicycle trailer that can secure cargo?

How do you secure your prior purchases in your trailer when you go into another store to make more purchases?
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Why would someone steal my rear derailleur and hanger?

Yesterday while I was at work someone stole the rear derailleur and hanger off my bike. Everything else left alone. Why would someone steal a derailleur? Seriously. Of all the parts.
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Reattaching fork to mountain bike - What is the correct assembly order?

I'm trying to reassemble my mountain bike fork making sure to put the bottom crown race and assorted pieces back together, but I can't quite figure it out: Here are all the parts I have: (click the ...
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What bike to choose? [on hold]

I'm choosing new bike and I've come to these two options, can you help me with which one to choose? https://rockmachine.us/en/2019/edge/blizz-40-27-plus/matte-violet-neon-orange-purple https://www....
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Is “touring bike” a common term in the USA?

Just researching some bikes online and, being from the UK, I cannot find any bikes on US websites called 'touring bikes', as we'd commonly call them in the UK. By this, I mean bikes which come with ...
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Good way to stop electrolyte tabs from turning into powder?

I carry electrolyte tabs on multi-day bike rides, especially in hot weather. I use a container like this (though not necessarily this brand — the picture is just for illustration): What I find is ...
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Convert to belt drive

Is it generally possible to convert a drivetrain on a bike from a chain to belt drive? What exactly is involved with this task?
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SRAM XD cassette will not fit on the splines of an XDR driver

I have an 11 speed 10-42 XD cassette that I am trying to fit on an XDR driver (this one - https://www.alltricks.com/F-41493-pieces-roues/P-676097-fulcrum_body_sram_xdr). No matter how I turn the ...
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What are the axle nut sizes on the brompton?

What are the exact specifications of the nuts used on the various axles of the Brompton bicycle? Specifically, I have a 2016 M6R black, but I would appreciate it if you listed the specifications for ...
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Project idea: Upgrade old MTB to road groupset for commuter?

I'm thinking of building up a fat-tire commuter bike. I need fenders, racks and wide tires since I live in the northwest (potholes, rain, more rain, hills). I also need it to be fast since I want to ...
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Why do my bicycle brakes get worse and feel more 'squishy" over time?

My bike has disc brakes connected to the lever by cable. I've found I've been tightening the screw by the lever more and more to the point that there's not that much more room to tighten.
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Suspension compromise for urban use

I ride an eBike in New York City. About 80% of the roads I ride are relatively smooth and 20% pretty bumpy. On my non suspension bike the 80% is great but the 20% is a bit painful. I understand ...
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39-53t chainring on full suspension bike

I have a Giant Reign x1 bike which has 2X factory installed 22-36t 4 bolt Sram Truvativ chainring. The question is, is it possible to find 39-53t 4 bolt chainring that can be fitted to this bike or ...
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My road bike seems slightly too big for me

After riding for about 300km, I'm looking at adjusting some parts to fit me. First adjustment: Because I feel that I'm stretching a little too forward, causing my back to ache, I've decided I would ...
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I want the year and model of my powerlite BMX bike [duplicate]

This is my powerlite BMX bike. The serial number is ACC93J0783 I would like to know what year and model it is.
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Child's bike rear wheel wobble

I removed the stabilisers from my child's bike, but now when she rides there is a clicking noise and you can noticeably see the rear wheel wobble slightly, and the chain comes off frequently because ...
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Controller and throttle wiring question

I'm in the process of wiring my key lock throttle to the controller and coming up at a loss for how to wire them. I've scoured the internet and haven't found an answer that helps me. I know I'm ...
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Is it necessary to reinforce a carbon fiber steer tube?

There seems to a belief circulating online that carbon fiber steer tubes need to be reinforced with the compression plug specifically underneath the clamp points of the stem. If this is true, why isn'...
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Hub compatibility for Felt Nine 60 2017

I have Felt MTB Nine 60 2017 and I want to change my rear hub but don't know how to look for compatibility. It says 6 bolt QR x 135.
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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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50km for someone who has no experience cycling long distance [duplicate]

I'm considering cycling along a sand dune which is 50km. The bike path is mainly flat. The longest I've riden on a bike is probably less than 1 hour. I do occasionally cycle within the city but it's ...
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Mountain bike not shifting properly

I have taken my mountain bike to 2 different shops to have my gears adjusted. They do not shift properly and end up "clicking" instead of shifting into the correct gear. I have had 2 shops adjust ...
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Air transport of a MTB with hydraulic brakes

I would like to transport my MTB on an airliner's cargo hold. What are the requirements concerning hydraulic brakes, do they need to be flushed?
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What pannier rack for Cube Cross Race?

I am trying to find a suitable pannier rack for my Cube Cross Race, but due to weirdly placed eyelets I can't find any. Can you recommend any that would fit?
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E-bike speed limit in Ontario, Canada

In Ontario, Canada, may I pedal my e-bike up to the road's posted speed limit without motor assistance? Like if my bike does 31 mph but the speed limit is higher, can I travel to that speed without ...
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Any hints at this noise?

Cannondale supersix: Tried to replace the crankset Replaced the bottom bracket with a new one replaced the pedals overhauled the headset The noise only manifests ...
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What modern wheel and tire size could be replaced from 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels

Referring from the question, specifically, what is the closest modern wheel size for my old 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels. It's hard to find rims and tires for that size now a days. I'm looking for the ...
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Tiagra 4503 front derailleur replacement

I have a bike with a 4503 Shimano setup (Tiagra triple, 9 speed). The front derailleur is broken. I can quickly get a 105 derailleur (5703) at the local bike shop. I just want to be sure that it is ...
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Nakamura bike brand?

I'm looking for information about bike brand "Nakamura". I know it is solved in Norway (intersport.no), France (nakamura.fr, intersport.fr), somewhere in Canada. However, the internet is relatively ...
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Axle to crown length & compatible wheel size

So I'm looking to get a traditional 1" steel threaded fork for a classic bike (original fork was 365mm a2c but missing) and was having trouble finding whether or not a fork with 370mm axle to crown ...
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Crank sliding 1 mm right left

I just had my bottom bracket replaced on my road bike (Cervelo S3). I went for a ride and realized on the way back that the crankset was sliding right-left... That's not normal right? Here is a video:...
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Got rust on chain and cassette

I have a pretty new bike (5 years) and just recently got all the transmission very rusty (https://imgur.com/a/AlCts9b). Several things happened: · Degreased it thoroughly (probably too much) · ...
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Araya 27 1 1/4 rim and tire, max pressure

I've just bought new tire (deli tires 145) for my old vintage ARAYA rim (27 1 1/4). Tire is the same size but I don't know which max pressure I can put in them, tire says min 73 PSI.
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How to tell if a tire should be replaced? [duplicate]

I don’t know how old this tire is. There are small cracks along the sides. In the inside the rubber coating is stripping and peeling. Is this tire still usable? Air has been going out of my tube ...
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The best way to connect aerobars with Di2-shifters to bike w/ Ultegra 8000 Di2 and the junction box in the bar end?

The current installation (performed by the supplier) of the junction-box (EW-RS910) results in only one port left at the levers for what's usually used for sprint or climbing shifters. This port is ...
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Bike makes noise while 2 out of 3 gears

I assembled a new bike. It rides smooth in first gear but makes a particular noise in 2nd and 3rd gear. It doesn't seem to be from the wheel because its not there if turn the wheels in air but when I ...
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Which tires (and rear fender?) for Bianchi Metropoli Uno hybrid bike

I have a Bianchi Metropoli Uno XL (frame size 55cm). As you can tell from the attached pictures, the back tire (37-622/700x35C) needs replacement (at least I would say so as the profile is barely ...
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Strangeness with gears

I searched the internet and this forum and couldn't find anything about this. I recently took off my rear wheel to change the tire and tube. Upon returning it, it shifts fine (no falloff or skip) ...
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Is Canyon Inflite CF 7 comfortable bike? [closed]

I don't have road bike, but I liked this crossbike with 33mm tires to take on road, cement roads, to work commute. Just wanted to know is it good on road, is it comfortable. I never rode dropbar ...
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If you remove rear coaster brake shoes will it affect the rear gear?

If I remove the coaster brake shoes to disable the brake, will it make the gear loose or malfunction?
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Improve survivability of bicycle container

The "white container box" lasted about 2 months until it cracked in multiple places. It was a cheap box(Dollar General variety). New container is made by Sterilite and much sturdier. I believe the ...
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Used Ridley Tempo price suggestion [closed]

I am planning to buy a used Ridley Tempo road bike. It's available for 230 euros. Shimano Sora shifters. when I google I am not able to find specifically this make of Ridley brand with rim brakes, ...
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Canyon Grail CF SL install 33m tires? [duplicate]

Can I install the 33mm tires on this bike => https://www.canyon.com/en-de/road-bikes/gravel-bikes/grail/grail-cf-sl-7.0/2198.html I don't like the 40mm tires it currently has? I don't have the bike, ...
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What pedal fits my crank?

I live in Australia. Im new to the whole mnt bike scene. I use my mnt bike for excercise (doctors orders) I have the proper bike tool kit, but am still learning. My question: I ride a Giant boulder 1 ...

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