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Are Park Tool products free of the P65 warning?

When buying bike tools from online stores, it is in general not possible to see the actual box that would be shipped, and hence it's not possible to determine whether the notorious California ...
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Rear Axle Reassembly

I have a 2009 Specialized Hardrock, with a Shimano FH-RM30 QR rear hub and a Shimano MF-TZ31 freewheel. I took apart basically the whole wheel assembly trying to repair the freewheel. Now it's a week ...
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Wheelset Question

So I'm fairly new to cycling. I have a gravel bike and the rear wheel spokes keep breaking. I wanna get something more reliable. The wheelset I have now is 700c. Would I be able to use 29er mtb wheels ...
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How can I measure what is a relaxed geometry frame?

I would like to know If a frame would suit me for really long distance riding (100-200km). I have read about the stack to reach ratio, which for example for one of my bikes that is comfortable for me ...
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Does tire need immediate replacement?

I have received a hand-down bike from a friend that had a punctured inner tube which I have since patched, however during my fix I noticed that the tyre is not in the best condition when looking at ...
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Impossible to index front chain ring!

My chain is struggling to get onto the big chain ring and when it does it has quite a bit of chain rub. The limit screws are quite literally on the limit! And there doesn't appear to be a barrel ...
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Fork travel on a mtb

I just wanted to ask how much fork travel does this bike have and is it worthy of buying??
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Is it possible to add another chainring to Cannondale Trail SL 3?

I recently bought a Cannondale Trail SL 3 2021, and quickly realized that I need heavier gears for riding comfortably down hill and on flat ground. Is it possible to add a second, larger chain ring ...
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Unknown brazed steel frame

Hi all new here after a lot of searching, i was hoping maybe someone would be able to help me. Ive been trying to find out what frame i have. I bought a old steel frame from a car boot sale about 10 ...
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Why are electric bikes ranked on torque ratings?

A major ranking criterion for electric bikes is the torque rating of the motor. Generally speaking, bikes/motors with higher torques are sold at a higher price than bikes/motors with lower torques. As ...
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Clonking sound when pedalling in 5th and 6th gear?

I just purchased a bike, with 7 gears. When I cycle in 5th and 6th gear it's making a clonking noise when pedalling. It doesn't do this noise in any other gear just the 5th and 6th. My partner said ...
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Shimano shoes: what is the correct equivalence of US and EU sizes? Or, which to trust more?

Shimano seems to have some contradictory sizing information for their cycling shoes. Their EU/US sizing corresponds differently from shoe to shoe, and also with some industry "norms" (if ...
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Can someone please tell me what kind of frame this is

Can someone please tell me what kind of frame this is. Thanks
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Front wheel twist and move in dropouts when braking or on aggressive turns

I discovered that my front wheel moves on the dropouts. I have searched the web to know why? But most of answers was replace quick release and problem gone so I replaced the quickrelease with ...
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How to detach a cleat with a warped screw

So, the fastener on my old shoes broke beyond my ability to fix it. I got a new pair of shoes and am in the process of transferring my old cleats to those shoes. The problem is, it appears that the ...
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Most effective way to improve cantilever brakes

I have a Dawes Super Galaxy touring bike with cantilever brakes, and I'm a bit worried about the stopping power of the brakes when I start loading the bike up with kit to go touring. But I don't know ...
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What are my options for installing a FD compatible with Shimano Sora 3x9 STI brifters on a frame with top-pull cable routing?

I'm thinking about converting a 1994 Trek 820 to drop bars. I already have the bars, brifters, rear wheel equipped with 9-speed cassette, etc. lying around, and I can get some compatible brakes, so as ...
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Tubeless tyre punctured on the ride

I have a question, what is the best method to fix my tubeless road tyre if I have a puncture while on a trip? I am searching for a fast method just to get home and fix it later.
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Bike Tire Spikes Role [duplicate]

I was investigating some weird noise when riding the bike and I realized the sound is made by some small elastic spikes on the tires hitting the chainstays. Do these spike have a role or they are just ...
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Can Di2 only be tested as a complete setup?

I'm having problem testing my Di2 setup. Long story short, I got a pair of used but in very good condition Dura Ace Di2 9070 brifters for a cheap price. I then bought a new Di2 cable set with external ...
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Why is my bar tape wearing out quicker on one side?

My bar tape has been wearing out on the left where my palm meets the bar with I ride on the hoods, but not on the right. I've noticed the same thing on the gloves I usually wear. Is this cause by how ...
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What are the times and costs involved in assembling a rideable bicycle from a salvaged frame?

Let's assume I bought a frame for XXX eur/usd/gbp. It usually is a steel frame from late '80s/90s, or an aluminium frame from the early '00s. The frame is of decent quality, it does not present ...
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Pain on bottom foot when freewheeling for a time in a gravel descent

One of my favorite touring routs is on a rural route. It is 15 km* long, I take about an hour to complete it since a part of the first half is sandy and I need to dismount to traverse it. At the 10 km ...
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I want to change the pedals on my spinning bike but to clipless but [duplicate]

Ive bought a spinning bike to help in lockdown, and its ace...I want to change the pedals to a clipless set. I bought some clipless pedals, but the thread on the pedal is way smaller than the ones ...
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Switching from 118 link chain to 114 link chain - problematic or no big deal?

My (trekking) bike has 9 gears (9 sprocket wheels at the rear wheel / Shimano Acera). I just wanted to replace sprocket and chain. I correctly bought a 9-speed chain but the length is wrong. My old ...
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Foot Position on Pedals

So, I'm a mountain biker, and recently, I've started doing bigger jumps on trails (5-12 ft). I ride a Trek Marlin 7 (hardtail) and I upgraded to Deity Deftrap pedals. Sometimes after landing a big ...
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Rear wheel won't stay in position

I'm a bit at my wits' end (not that I know that much about bikes). I used an old Gazelle Formula Randonneur frame and switched out most of the parts. However, after some time of (rather light) driving,...
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Shimano new shifters needed to replace 105 10speeds

My right shifter has completely broken and I need to buy new shifters. The current setup is a 10-speed system using 105's. I appreciate that the new 105's come in an 11-speed option only. The ...
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Possible Masi Frame identification Advice needed

I’m looking to identify this frame has Reynolds stamp on rear drop out and C-69-E as a raised number on Bottom bracket. Please help if you can. pics added. No other markings on frame. Frame looks like ...
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What type of pedals are these?

My brother bought a second hand bike. He’s now looking to buy shoes. But we are uncertain what type of cleats he needs. Is there some sort of guide on how to identify the pedals?
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keep going off-axis on big jumps i don't know how to stop it?

I've been riding for about 5-6 years, and can speed through tech, can do hips, speed-jumps 5-8 meters... but every time theres a jump with a steep lip, or involves me going quite high, i keep coming ...
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Are there smaller chain rings available for Shimano Tiagra Triple?

I have a Shimano Tiagra Triple 30/39/50 and I want to find out what is compatible in terms of smaller chainrings for touring. Ideally, I’d like to be able to go down to a 26 or even a 24 for the ...
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Why dual pivot brakes, not longer brake arms?

Dual pivot brakes are marketed as having "more braking power", which in technical terms means higher mechanical advantage. Exactly the same effect can be achieved by longer brake arms (ones ...
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What's the ideal balance (forward/backward) in the saddle on an endurance road bike?

I got my first road bike (and found I favor endurance riding position), and I can't figure out if I'm positioned well in the saddle. It's as far aft as it goes, but I still feel like I'm falling ...
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Rim tape blows out in the same spot

The rim tape on the rear wheel has blown out a couple of times in the same spot. Luckily, while parked. Is there an issue with the rim that needs to be fixed? What can be done to avoid the problem ...
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Conditional clicking from back wheel

This drives me nuts for months, I cannot figure out where the clicking sound comes from. Only comes out after driving uphill, and not on the largest back gear, also not on smallest! Only happens when ...
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Recommendation for easily breakable bike lock

I want to purchase a bike lock which I can break easily if it gets jammed, preferably without any tool(or a very small/light tool which I can carry in my bag-pack). I have tried two locks and both of ...
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Are general-use ball bearings okay?

I lost a ball bearing today. Is it okay to go to a hardware store and pick up a general 1/4 in. steel plain ball bearing to replace it? Performance is not a concern, only longevity of parts.
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Shimano R7020 shifter broken - no audible click when shifting

I have had the shifters for about a year and they have only been used moderately on my road bike. I was changing gear prior to putting it on the turbo when the right long shift lever went 'slack'and ...
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If I mount a standard (tube needed) tire on a tubeless compatible rim will it be easier to remove when I get a flat?

I'm running a tube in my tubeless compatible WTB rim and WTB Byway tire and am finding it nearly impossible to break the seal when I've gotten flats. If I get standard (non- tubeless compatible?) ...
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FSA Tempo crankset is not compatible with FSA Vero

I just purchased a new FSA Tempo Adventure JIS crankset - 46/30 to replace the FSA Vero Compact 50/34 JIS crankset on my 2018 Cannondale Synapse Sora 9 speed as I need lower gearing. Both are shown as ...
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Tacx Flow loud noise, HELP!

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me. I am a complete novice and know nothing about any of this so I apologise. I recently purchased a Tacx Flux secondhand and have attached my bike to ...
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What make and model is this bike and worth [closed]

Can anyone tell me what brand bmx bike I have? I thought it was a gt but found no stamp anywhere on the frame.
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Replacement Rear Axle Sizes on Vintage Bike

I bought this 1990 Raleigh cheap on eBay. It had been sitting in a garage for decades and it was barely running when I picked it up. Surprisingly, given its age, most components were fine. But there ...
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Footrests for stoker

I have a Schauff Pittsburgh 2002 26" tandem which has the standard tandem drive train setup (timing chain on the left) and Shimano Deore components with 3x8 gearing. The tandem has become my ...
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Off brand bearings for hubs?

I'm looking to replace the bearings a of set of Fulcrum Red Power 29 hubs (RT-004 front and RP9-004 rear). I'm having a hard time sourcing them from Canada and I'd also rather order 2 each rather than ...
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Chain keeps skipping - did I cut it too short?

My old chain was skipping a lot, so I replaced it with a new one. The new chain barely skips at all, except for in the highest gears/smallest three cogs on the back cassette. The skipping comes ...
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Another flatbar to dropbar conversion noob

I am thinking of changing my Boardman HYB to a drop bar setup. Trying to avoid having to change the entire group set if I being honest as I am on a tight budget. Currently, its Shimano Acera 2x9 and ...
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Is my carbon frame done?

I have a carbon trek Emonda bicycle. Today, my rear derailleur got caught in my wheel. As a result, the rear derailleur is bent, the rear derailleur hanger snapped off, the chain got twisted and the ...
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I’m intending doing the UK C2C and wondered what would be the most suitable bike to buy? [closed]

Bike choice £1000 Coast to coast ride in the UK. Been riding a Ridgeback Voyage but too heavy.

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