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Shimano 105 brifters (5800) and Avid BB5 compatibility

Are Shimano 105 brifters (5800) compatible with Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes?
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Frame and Fork compatibility - 1 1/4“ to 1 1/2”

I've bought a new frame being this one: https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/cube-axial-wls-pro-frame-black-n-green-643919 I already have a fork from another bike which is 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" I wonder ...
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Upgrading 20 year old road bike's groupset

I own an Scott AFD 709 from the late 90s to early 2000s with an Ultegra 6500 group set. Would it be possible to upgrade to the newest Tiagra 4700 groupset (https://www.vanillabikes.com/products/...
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Zero Offsetting P1 pedals using just a mobile app

I don't have a bike computer, rather I use my old cellphone for that matter. Does anybody know how to do a zero offset of P1S pedals using Rouvy app? Apparently, there should be an option when you ...
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Onguard bulldog lock jammed. Unable to fully insert key (99% times it won't work) [duplicate]

I cannot get my key fully into my Onguard lock. It happens that sometimes after hundreds of times it will work. Then I can even take key a little bit out of the mechanism, put it back inside. But if I'...
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Shimano front derailleur compatiblity with FSA crankset

The front derailleur on my old bike is giving me some problems, it shifts only after 3-4 presses on the shifter, and the chain rubs on the front derailleur and makes this grinding noise. I was ...
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Converting quick release to solid axle

I want to swap out my front wheel (solid axle) with another wheel (quick release axle). Issue is, I DO NOT want to use quick release for various reasons. I have tried janking out the quick release ...
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How do I tell what width chain my used chainring needs?

I bought a used crankset from my local bike collective. It has a single 44-tooth chainring and I intend to use it for a single speed conversion with a new cog and chain, but I need to figure out what ...
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Creaking headset

The front end of my bike was creaking when the handlebars were rotated. I suspected an overtightened top cap. I loosened the stem bolts and loosened the top cap, checking for the creaking as it ...
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Converting a 3G single speed to 5 speed Strumey Archer hub

I'm looking to modify my 3-g cruiser single speed with a recently-purchased slightly used 5 speed Strumey Archer hub. It's already half inch too wide and I haven't even looked up gear adjustments yet. ...
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Rockshox Reverb dropper seatpost squashing from new

I have a new bike with factory-fitted Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost. Having never had one before, I would like to know what movement you would expect on a seatpost if any. If I lift the bike up by ...
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'Micro adjust' saddle clamp not allowing fine enough adjustment (on SP12 suspension seatpost)

I have an Suntour SP12 seatpost, and the saddle is held on by two clamps on either side. The clamps are splined, but these splines only allow adjustment of around 6-8 degrees which is far too much ...
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How to install press fit bottom bracket into new frame

I bought a new carbon frame, which came with a press fit bottom bracket. All of the resources I can find for the installation of these includes information about how to remove the old bottom bracket, ...
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Surly Ogre thru axle fork options

I just picked up a Surly Ogre frame and I already have a set of 12mm thru axle wheels (12x142 rear, 12x100 front). The Ogre rear dropout is thru axle ready, but I'm trying to figure out my options for ...
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Axle is too short

I recently bought a second hand bike which was originally sold with a flip flop hub to fix up as a project. The person I bought it from gave me a rear wheel with a geared hub. However, when I put ...
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Mountain bike suspension forks

I am thinking about changing out the worn suspension forks on my quite old Specialized Stumpjumper which has rim brakes. I found some forks online (RockShox 30 Silver TK Fork: 26") and some of the ...
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Deore RD M592 with old school shimano trigger shifter

I have an old school Devinci Coyote (2002) whose Alivio rear derailleur is having trouble shifting properly. I was wondering if I could replace it with a new Deore M592 without having to change the ...
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Do gear train cogs exist (for driving a cog from a motor)?

Are there any gears made that can directly drive a cog? Specifically, there should be a rounded "flower" gear that could interface directly and reasonably efficiently to a bike cog. However, I ...
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installing cotter pin cranks - pin isn't flush

So I managed to get the right sized cotter pins. Without installing the cranks onto the spindle, I could drop the cotter pin through the hole. However when I attached the spindle, the pin won't go ...
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Is it cost-effective to upgrade an old-ish Giant Escape R3 commuter bike with entry-level branded parts (wheels, drivetrain)?

I'm currently using a 5 year-old Giant Escape R3 (2015)(https://www.giant.co.jp/giant15/bike_datail.php?p_id=00000060) hybrid bike that I bought used (down to $400 from $500 retail price) from a bike ...
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Tubus rack compatibility

I have author ronin 2019 and I'm wondering if this tubus rack suits to the fork of my bike. Did anybody use this front racks with similar forks?
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Hi, I'm looking for some help in identifying this bike frame?

I'm looking for some information on this bike, it's a steel frame road bike with chrome dropouts the rear ones are SR suntour ones, theres no badges or decals on it it was like that when I bought it , ...
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Can anyone help me with what kind of bike this is?

This is definitely an old bike, lots of modern work done to it but has original frame. The serial code on it is just under the seat at the back of vertical part. It’s HBK 367 25PC. The front badge ...
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Fork lockout problems

So recently I noticed on my suntour forks with lockout that once I turned the dial it locked out but after riding for a while it starts to compress without me even turning the dial to open. Why does ...
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Anything wrong with using MTB saddle on hybrid bike

I'm been having problems with fit on my hybrid. When I spend around 1hr on the saddle I start to get pain in the left prostate. I can no longer ignore the problem because I plan to do C2C. Right now ...
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Use 105 crankset on 9x2 Sora equipped bike

Want to ditch my basic square taper FSA Vero (50/34) crankset on 9x2 speed Sora drivetrain (2018 Devinci Silverstone 2) in favor of 105 compact crankset. I will attempt to get one in 50/34 not to mess ...
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I want an old road bike to fix up that goes fast. Where do I start?

I would like to get into road biking with some co-workers who have fancy new road bikes. However, I prefer to buy an older bike from the 70s, 80s, or 90s because I like fixing up older stuff and I'm ...
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new or used bike? [closed]

I have a Cannondale catalyst 3 but for some reason I see myself constantly replacing things on it and I getting tired of taking out money just to replace something. I was wondering should I just try ...
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Maintenance as my Derailleur are squeaking due to the everyday use and carelessness shown while changing gears while the cycle is static

What extra steps should I take to extend the life of the Derailleur gears on my Btwin Rockrider 340 besides oiling them ?
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Damaged pedal axle thread in crank arm [duplicate]

I'm brand new to cycling and I have an entry level Cannondale catalyst 3. I was riding my bike on a trail and when I got home I noticed my right pedal was wobbling around. I tightened it but the pedal ...
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What are the benefits of purchasing a complete bike from a respectable brand? (Road cycling)

I've been into cycling (almost) my whole life. I've been riding BMX for over 20 years and since 5-6 years I've been doing a lot of road cycling. I ride contests, crits, TT's,... I've been looking to ...
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What are my options - TA to QR conversion

I’ve just bought these wheels on gumtree and didn’t realise they were thru axle as I require quick release for my cx bike (BH RX team cross 2014 https://issuu.com/bhbikesusa/docs/bh_bikes_2014-...
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Since seat tube angle has little effect on max power output, why not adjust the reach with saddle setback?

According to this article, a seat tube angle between 65 and 110° has little effect on max power output. At most, it varied 1%. https://www.me.utexas.edu/~neptune/Papers/jab26%284%29.pdf Adjusting the ...
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What model of haro with serial # X1S4HO2937 do i have

It's almost complete original haro bike parts
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What hanger is compatible with Shimano Claris RD R200?

Trying to find a rear derailleur hanger that works with the Shimano Claris R2000 8 speed, on my REI Co-op bike. Have done lots of searching on Shimano's site and Amazon and Google. What am I missing? ...
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Bike kit needs battery , need help choosing a battery and confused by specs

I have a 48v 1000 Watt rear hub kit, with a multifunction LCD display. Voltage:dc48v,Current:28A Booster1:1,speed set 1:1-42v/dual mode, brakes : low level. Now I'm unsure what battery to get. Can ...
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What are Clarks 2P and 4SP cable housings?

Lots of websites stock Clarks cable-outers. Lots say which type -- but I can't find what that type means. Can you help? I suspect 2P is a fairly standard brake cable outer (5mm, spiral-wound, nylon-...
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I’m unsure what I need to change to 1x chainring

I’m looking into upgrading my bikes chainring to a single one, I took off the one I have on my bike currently and there is no way of transferring the crank arm to the single chainring, I’m unsure what ...
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What kind of bike is this, found in basement

i got these pictures from my dad, can someone tell from what era this bike is? And is this something valuable/rare? The owner died last year, he was 86. Lived in flanders, belgium. ​​​​​​​Any help ...
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Chain falls between the chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the small one

The issue I have is that at the new bike I'm looking to purchase I'm faced with the followings: the chain falls between the 2 chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the ...
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Road tyres vs “Street” tyres for charity ride on MTB Tandem

Variation on a question that's been asked a few times. For reasons, we have signed up to do a charity ride of ~80 miles on our super-cheap Viking Saratoga tandem. I've already made a few upgrades, ...
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Compatibility of Tiagra 4700 shifter with MTB front derailleur

I am aware that with the introduction of the Tiagra 4700 groupset Shimano now uses the 11-speed road cable pull ratio also for their 10-speed road systems. Therefore a Tiagra 4700 right shifter is ...
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Anyone know of 3x7 brifters with internal cabling?

Kind of similar to this question (sorry for the repetition). I have an old (beloved) specialized A1 with Shimano RSX shifters. They periodically suffer from this problem where they stop shifting. I'...
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What is the proper way to tighten dual bolt saddle rail clamp to stop rail slippage?

I have a 2018 Specialized Allez, with Titanium 'Hollow Ti' saddle rails. To secure them to the seat post, there are two bolts opposite each other that both clamp down the same upper plate onto the ...
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Broken bearing cover near stem

I have a small issue with a bearing cover/seal (not sure how it's called properly) that I would like to fix. I'm attaching the picture for clarity. I imagine I should just replace the part but I have ...
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Bottom Bracket for Trek Crossrip Elite 2014?

I am planning to upgrade my group set to 11 speed 105 along with the bottom bracket. However, I have no idea what type of BB should I get and brand. If anyone could help me that would be great?
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Relationship between given width of a tire and actual height

I've spent some time digging around and can't quite find a satisfactory answer here. I have an older (80's) road frame that currently has 622x23 tires. I would like to upgrade to 28mm or even 32mm ...
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Is this hub beyond repair?

I recently took my bike in for a service and they told me that the hub and bearings had worn out and they needed to be replaced. I took the wheel off and rotated the bolt thing going through the ...
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Replacement derailleur 2015 Kona Precept

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement front derailleur for my 2015 Kona Precept. It was originally a Shimano SLX but I cannot find a new one that fits. Its a direct low mount triple with a 44 ...
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What replaces Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur RD-M570?

They stopped making my current derailleur in 2003. I need to replace it. How do I choose a replacement part? A good answer will tell me a specific part (with part number) that will replace the RD-...

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