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V brake lever with calipers

I am converting an old road bike to fixed gear with brakes. I am opting for long reach calipers as the brake reach is 70mm. As i am going to put a flat handlebar I am thinking of buying brake lever ...
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Finding a rim to swap in on a damaged wheel

I have a rear wheel with a 29" WTP STp i25 rim. The rim is irreparably damaged, but the wheel is otherwise in good condition. The spokes are not affected, the hub is great, and the wheel was ...
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Barrel adjuster cable housing sticking out, why?

I've been trying to adjust my front brakes and when I released the brake lever arm (on the disc brake) and moved the arm to the furthest back position, I noticed that the cable housing at the brake ...
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Should I use a Trek Domane SL5 for touring?

I am planning for one week/ two weeks long bike touring, mostly on the road with a moderate amount of riding uphill (mainly in Japan). My weight is around 60kg. All of my touring gear won't exceed 10 ...
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My local bike shop owner said to me “I would never use tubeless tires for a Gravel Bike”

My local bike shop owner said to me "I would never use tubeless tires for a Gravel Bike". Where I ride in central Iowa, we only seem to have the large clunky gravel with fairly sharp edges. ...
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How much time and what type of nutrition will make my leg muscles like professional cyclist?

Iam 20 years old, male. Cycling every day only for 20 minutes on MTB bike on little bit hilly terain.I have no specific diet and calories intake plan yet.
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Schwinn Meridian Trike clicking

So I just bought a bike for my first time as an adult, yay! More specifically I got a Schwinn Meridian trike. Just got it together yesterday and it rides fine but when I ride it or roll it forward it ...
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How can I measure a saddle to buy something similar?

I got on quite well with the stock saddle on my tourer, until recently. That's not surprising as the plastic has broken. The bike manufacturer isn't great for spares, and I'm sure I could do better, ...
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Commuting and recreation scooter with handlebar brake lever

I am looking for a commuting / recreation scooter but have no experience of using one. I am very familiar with riding a bike and using handlebar-mounted brake levers. My budget is sub-£100 (GBP) and ...
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Replacing a SRAM Force hydraulic caliper with a new one

I'm replacing my SRAM Force hydraulic caliper with a new one, I've drained the old one so there's no fluid in it. When replacing the caliper with a new one how can I put fluid into it? Should I just ...
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When using a ptfe & paraffin waxed chain, does the casette require any lube?

I'm going to give chain waxing with PTFE and paraffin a shot as I'm sick of filthy dirty hands when I get a puncture. I've read quite about about the process of cleaning the chain and applying the wax ...
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Vintage 3 Speed Shimano Shifter

I fixed an old three speed bike and I have an old 3 speed Shimano shifter. The cable was rusted and I thought if I open up the shifter I can clean the cable and make it work. Unfortunately I unscrewed ...
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Why can't I use my new pedal indoors?

As seen below, I got a paper slip telling me not to use my new pedals on indoor equipment. I don't want to anyway, but I wonder — if threads would fit, is there any real reasons not to do it? Probably ...
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How to measure spoke length on the wheel?

How do I measure the spoke length for my mountain bike without taking one off the wheel. I know some length are very similar and in the past I have bought the wrong length.
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What brand/model frame is this?

This bike was given to me. I was just curious as to the brand? (Click for larger image)
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tube size will 18/25c work for 20/25c

I have a tire -standard 25 mm. Normally I get tubes 700x20/25c which is what I ordered, but received 700x18x25c will they fit and be ok?
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Do I need to protect my leather saddle from the sun?

Most questions about leather saddles seem to be about keeping them dry, but what about too dry? I just bought a new bike with a Brooks B-17. I've applied proofide and I will be getting a cover to ...
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Converting Sram Force 22 crank to Force 1

I have an existing Sram Force 22 groupset and want to convert this to a Force 1X system. My question is in relation to the chain rings. If I just swop the rings for the a narrow wide Sram Force 1 ...
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Compatibility between 4700 Tiagra 10 speed shifters and GRX RX400 10 speed derailleur

I want to build myself a drop handle bar touring setup bike. GRX RX400 seems like a good budget option. Bikeradar mentioned this groupset to be on same level as Tiagra. Gearing range on this groupset ...
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No movement between two lowest shifter settings

I bought a new derailleur, cassette, and hanger after a decent wreck. Shimano 105 set, 11 speed, 11-34 cassette. I've tried adjusting the shift cable barrel, H/L limit screws, and the screw that sets ...
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Saddle started to hurt after years of riding

Recently I began having problems with my saddle, or more precisely, my behind. It starts to hurt where my sit bones are after 45-60 minutes. It feels sore at first, but eventually it gets really ...
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Direct mount rear derailleur

I'm upgrading an old MTB for commuting, it had a 5 speed on the back but I'm going to be putting on a new 26" rear wheel with a 7 speed cassette because the freewheel axle wobbles, makes noises ...
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How to get a replacement rear axle for a Giant ATX 2

I need to replace the rear axle for my Giant ATX 2. See my related question. How to I get one? I found some links on Amazon, but I am not sure they would fit or about the quality of them. I need an ...
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Is it worth buying a lighter bike? If so what kind?

I've started cycling recently and am clocking decent mileage now. The only problem is, the bike is very old and weighs just shy of 20 kg. It's a heavy one! It also has Kenda Kinetics tyres, I think ...
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What's the best way to repair a small hole in a tubeless mountain bike tire?

I've seen some youtube videos but not sure which method is best.
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Tire is losing air but inner tube seems to hold air

I got a flat on my back tire and bought a new innertube. I put it on my bike, filled it up but it lost all air again within minutes. I took the new tube out, pumped it up to find out where the hole is,...
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Is there a cornering warm up routine?

I noticed my cornering confidence improves as my ride progresses (which seems be a little odd). Is there some sort of cornering warm up routine I can perform before a ride to help be confident ...
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Can you be good both at cycling and running? [migrated]

In a chat group of a local cycling community a hot debate arose about running. This is something that most cyclists shun greatly and few can manage it for a few kilometers. Personally I can run for a ...
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How hot / humid does it have to be for cycle touring to become unenjoyable?

This November, if restrictions loosen enough to allow it, I am planning on going on a month-long cycling trip from New South Wales to Queensland. That would mean I would be going deeper into the humid ...
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Vicini brand - original or clone?

I have seen a racer for sale in BKK, for 2500 Baht, in a scrap yard. It is a bit of a hybrid, but the frame is apparently branded Vicini: However, the logo doesn't match that which I found on the web....
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Identifying bottom bracket type

Looking to buy an eccentric bottom bracket for adjusting the chain tension, however before ordering need to make sure it is compatible with my bb shell. There are following types of eccentric BB: ...
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Why 2021 top-tier road bike are so dark? Is black/dark better looking or good looking is nothing at all anymore? [closed]

Why 2021 new road bike are so black and dark? And, most of them, the bike brand is even invisible. The kind of color makes the bike looks like a "semi-finished product" (un-painting product)....
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New to the bike world need some input

So I bought this road bike for 40 bucks and I’m thinking of upgrading the drivetrain since it feels a little rough I just have no idea how to, this is the bike: https://imgur.com/a/WECRvWB And this is ...
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Brake problems (hope tech hydraulic)

My brake pads are stuck so I brute force them apart and when I finally put them back on and go to pull the lever it is extremely loose. When I let go it makes the pads completely close up and cause ...
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Can someone help me identify this old Shimano derailleur?

I want to poke around online a bit and see if I can find anything out about it. It's a long cage, on an old 18 speed Univega MTB. Thanks.
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Why the small difference between common sizes of handlebars (31.8mm) and MTB seatposts (31.6mm)?

Many handlebars have a 31.8mm clamp section, and a common MTB seatpost size is 31.6mm. I know these are both around 1 1/4 inches. Why the 0.2mm difference though?
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How to adjust rear hub on Giant ATX 2?

My back wheel on my Giant ATX 2 2019 is wobbly, so I am trying to adjust it. I saw many videos on how to do this. For example, but none of them feature the type of hub that I have. It seems like an ...
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Packaging up and sending a bike from UK to Europe

I need to send my gravel bike (~11 kg) one way from the UK to Switzerland in a few weeks. As I am going by Eurostar part of the way, I was intending on using their Eurodespatch service, but this has ...
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Finding dropbar's exact measurement

I have a GT Grade and I'm planning to swap out the drop bar for something with a smaller reach. It's really easy to find the specs of the replacement bars, but harder to find the drop, reach, and ...
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Is it normal for a new Shimano hub to feel rough?

I have recently purchased a brand new Shimano HB-M7110-B front hub. When I unpacked it and started rotating it with my fingers (as you always must) I noticed that it actually felt quite rough, almost ...
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Can I swap my front 2x chainring on my MTB to a ~46T chainring?

The type of cycling I do means I'm never really presented with mega-steep climbs. I used an online calculator and worked out I never really use gear ratios below about 39, which on my MTB at the ...
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Front Wheel axle (Quando) with 1/4 bearings

my first post after years of using the forum. I am a mobile mechanic and keep coming up against these Quando front hubs (sometimes unbranded) that have a standard 9mm QR axle spindle, but with larger ...
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Determine age of Raleigh sport womens bike

DA 45169 under bottom bracket Raleigh ladies sport Steel emblem on front Raleigh Nottingham England,
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Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced?

Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced? It still holds air but I am concerned about my ride safety
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Bike clicking when Pedaling after changing into a higher gear

When I’m Pedaling and I change into a higher gear my bike starts to click dunno what I could be
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How accurate are altimeters in bike computers?

I bought a bike computer with a pressure-based altimeter (Sigma 14.16 STS). It gives gradient of current hill with 1% resolution, current altitude with 1 meter resolution, and total climbed amount ...
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Which shifters are compatible with dura ace 740x?

I've read that Shimano updated the cable pull ratio on their other series early on but not for Dura-Ace until 1997 with the 7700. Which downtube shifting levers are compatible with their 7400/7401/...
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What if both wheels were powered by pedalling?

Only the rear wheel of a bike is connected to the drivetrain in order to propel the bike forward. I assume the choice of rear wheel instead of the front wheel is for stability (e.g. avoiding '...
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Consequences of under-tight cassette ring?

I have a torque wrench that goes up to 24 N⋅m but as far as I understand a cassette ring should be tightened to about 40 N⋅m. What is the consequence of tightening the cassette ring to 24 N⋅m instead ...
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New bike disc brake noise

I have just bought a brand new bike which was put together in the store and the disc brakes, which I have never had before, make a very slight scratching noise. Does this need altering or is it fine ...

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