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How do I use this style of hitch rack?

I recently got this rack for free. Someone down the street had left it outside with a “free” sign. How do I actually use it? Do I need to buy straps to hold the bikes down? Am I missing a part? It ...
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Lifespan of a bike child seat

I know that e.g. bike helmets and child car seat expires, but can't find anything about bike child seats. There is a manufacture date on mine (Dec. 2014) and it's made of polypropylene (there is this ...
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Is adjusting the angle of a drop handlebar a viable way to reduce wrist pain?

Those who spend a lot of time typing on a computer keyboard or playing on a music keyboard (piano, ..) learn that their wrists should remain as straight as possible. The idea is that the tendons that ...
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Can I mix these SRAM apex components with shimano/ofmega components on my bike temporarily?

I own a Fausto Coppi vintage bike. Currently I have RSX shifters with Shimano exage 300EX front and rear derallieur. I am switching my whole setup to accomodate 10 speed. My new wheels fit well. I ...
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What is the cable pull of Tiagra 4700 10 speed? What is the actuation ratio?

It is well documented that Tiagra 4700 is not compatible with other 10 speed parts, and uses a different set of ratios. But what are those ratios? What is the cable pull of a Tiagra 4700 10 speed ...
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What tools to bring for road side chain maintenance

I've been making a lot of kilometers recently. Although I do proper maintenance on my chain (replacement, cleaning and lubing). It can always happen that one of the links break, or that I am with ...
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My bike's front suspension got stiffer on its own

Yesterday I was riding my bicycle and realized that my front suspension got stiffer than a month ago. I tried locking it then releasing, adjusting the stiffness but it's still not the same as before.
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Buy used or build a new bike [closed]

I was hoping for some advice. Should I have a local bike mechanic build me a carbon bike using a brand new 2015 carbon frame (Militis) and carbon components and 105 groupo or go for a used 2018 Giant ...
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Chain pops off guide pulley when pedaling

I re-installed new tires for the first time yesterday. Now I'm having problems with my rear derailleur. The chain keeps popping off the derailleur guide pulley when I pedal forward. I can re-seat it ...
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Looking for advice - cracked rear hub along bearing races - How to buy a new rear wheel?

TL;DR below My bicycle is an old used Trek hybrid (1994?) that I got a few years back. When replacing the tires recently I discovered that my rear axle was significantly bent (not surprising for a ...
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Is a 650B wheel good enough for a tandem?

I'm restoring/updating an 1970 Fresh Tandem that has a 26" wheel (700D x 1.40) and I'm thinking about swapping the wheel set with something a little more modern and accessible like a 27.5" 650B ...
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Can i fit 26 x 2.3 tyre to 559 x 19c rims?

If yes, is there a problem? And what is the max tyre width for that rims? Thank you.
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I need to find out what type of bike I have I just got it

I need to find out what type of bike I have I just got it
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The brake lever of Shimano's BL-MT200 is too long for me, can I modified it to a shorter one?

The brake lever of Shimano's BL-MT200 is too long for me, can I modify it to a shorter one?
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What range of rotational speed for bike wheel bearings?

This document from SKF expresses bearing speed in terms of 'n dm', see screenshot below. As rotational speed of the bearing is important for grease selection, what range of rotational speeds do ...
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Mountain bike shorts has an attached inner pair of shorts w/ padded liner…should I detach the inner shorts from the shorts?

I bought a pair of mountain bike shorts. It comes with a ‘separate’ pair of inner shorts that are like Lycra and have a padded liner sewn to it. However, these inner shorts are attached to the outer ...
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Why am I suffering from repeated flats same spot on wheel?

I’m an avid rider- have ridden about 7,000 miles (11,200 km) in the past 4 years with 2 flats total. This year I’ve had the following Flat in front wheel right across from the valve stem. I replaced ...
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Do I need a new chainring?

Here's my setup: It runs great. But the chain is a little rusty. I measure the chain wear and it looks like about 1/32 of an inch over 12 inches. So not much, right? But chains are cheap so I try a ...
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Can I convert the brakes from rim to disc [duplicate]

I have a 1990s vertik 2 it's the mountain bike one and I am wondering if I could convert the rim brakes to disc brakes if so what are good budget options
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What is a good starter mountin bike? (in France) [closed]

I have been riding a road bike for the past year. And now, I want to see if mountain biking is for me or not. Ideally, it would be a bike that could handle a lot of climbs and be reliable for less ...
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What do I need to grease when assembling a new bike?

I just took delivery of my first road bike. I guess it's an entry-level to intermediate level bike. I need to do a bit of assembly, and there weren't any instructions. It seems reasonably ...
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Shifter cable types for Gripshift

I am changing the shifter cable on a bike with grip shift. I heard the cable casing is different than other types. Is the cable different?
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Suspension preload options

I have a Schwinn GTX3 Hardtail with a M3010 Suntour fork. I looked up the model number on the back of the left leg and it is supposed to have a preload adjuster available. However, mine does not for ...
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Cannondale Topstone Tiagra Upgrades - Musts, Must Nots, and MustArd

It's been a while since I last rode a bike but having bought a Cannondale Topstone Tiagra only a few days ago and finding the hidden streets and valleys of a town in which I've lived for many years I'...
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Derailleur does not match up with chain after tube replacement

I have been recently replacing rear inner tube on my bike, since then I was not able to fix the wheel back in. It makes unusual clicking sounds when backpedaling and one side of the chain gets loose....
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Canyon Spectral:ON different wheel size (29''/27.5'')

Canyon Spectral:0N boasts a different wheel size: it has a 29''/2.5'' as front wheel and the 27.5''/2.8'' back. This difference in wheel size should make the bike more nimble and the extra-wide tyre ...
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Can anyone help me with identify this Giant bike?

I need a name for this bike so I can look into it. It's going to be sold to me but I don’t want to get ripped off. Thanks!
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Can I replace QR front wheel with bolt-on?

The 27x1 1/4 steel QR front wheel on my 1985 Raleigh Grand Prix has a bend; not just not true, it is bent. I cannot find a replacement wheel, but have a 27x1 1/4 steel wheel with a bolt-on axel. Is ...
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Reason why bike scratched up in this location under crankset

After owning my bike for 8 years and admittedly not always paying the most attention to it, I was thinking about buying a new bike soon. So I thought before buying the bike I'll see where damage is to ...
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Derailleur compatibility with Shimano 5500 shifters

Working on an old bike with a hodgepodge of groupset components - 5500 "105 flight deck" shifters (apparently 9 speed from what I've been able to work out online), a 3x Sora crankset, and a 9 speed ...
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Identify vintage bicycle brand

I don't know much about bicycles but I came across one that I want to offer to my nephew since he is into vintage race bikes. I would like to know the original brand of the bicycle/frame since I want ...
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Upgrading crankset to 48 tooth

I need to change my crankset and bottom bracket, is is possible to upgrade to 48 tooth from the stock 42? The front derailleur is shimano Alivo and has a clamp. It could be moved up to a higher ...
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Installing flat pedals (with pins) on a MTB for rainy/wintry conditions?

I have some RaceFace Chester pedals that I want to install on my beater MTB, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Basically, I have two bikes and I want to use one for the "bad" weather conditions (...
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Is it possible to change the bike’s friction shifter into a trigger shifter?

I found my twist shifter inconvenient because it is very hard to twist, I would want to replace it with a trigger shifter to make it convenient. Is this possible?
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What is air pressure on Marzocchi forks?

I have changed oil in a set of Marzocchi Drop Off forks with 110mm travel. I can’t find the recommended air pressure on Marzocchi website. There is a spring on one side. I think they are 2004 but not ...
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26“ 1 1/8” suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Goal: Replace rigid fork with short-travel suspension fork for under $200 (used OK, switching to threadless from threaded OK; standard 100mm QR axle preferred but 15mmx100 through axle OK; V-brake ...
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Is there a simple way to hack a bicycle so it moves back and forth based on pedaling back and forth?

Can we make changes in flywheel so that cycle can move back upon pedaling back?
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OG Diamondback 20" [closed]

Diamondback frame. Light, serial number F32129363. Need assistance looking it up. Dumb at this... Worth restoring for girlfriends 11y/o boy as a project? Would like to know as much as possible. Please ...
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Pashley serial number 43742?

Hi I have just purchased a second hand Pashley, the serial number appears to be 43742, however, it is difficult to see. Can anyone tell me if this is a Roadster or a Princess please and would anyone ...
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Chain stuck between chainring and frame

My chain fell out while switching the gears and now it is stuck between the chainring and the frame. (I'm not a native speaker nor a bicycle expert, the terms may be wrong) I tried to unscrew the ...
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Old French Road Bike - Chain Size

I dusted off an old steel frame french road bike (circa 1980) and have been enjoying the summer riding so far. Unfortunately I managed to snap the chain on it. No big deal, put a measuring caliper on ...
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Understanding Giant's Revolt vs Revolt Advanced vs Toughroad Series Bike Purposes

I'm at a bit of a loss trying to decide what sort of a (Giant) bike I should be looking towards. Firstly, I'm going to add that I'm looking at Giant because it's one of the few reputable companies ...
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Will this mix of Shimano 10 speed components work together?

My goal is to cobble together a 1x10 groupset using some Shimano 105 5700 shifters. From what I have read, I think that these components will work together, but I want to be sure before purchasing: ...
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Pump/PSI issues

Good afternoon I have recently bought/installed new inner tubes and tyres (26" x 1.95") for my bike as attached (https://www.vandorm.co.uk/collections/26/products/vandorm-26-schrader-valve-inner-tube ...
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Why can compact frame in road bikes be made in less sizes than the traditional frame?

When I read about Giant, they talked about how in the past road bikes have to be in like 10 incremental sizes, but Giant had an idea from a mountain bike (which usually only have S M L sizes) to make ...
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Plastic insert damaged when tried to open gravity wheelguard ixow

Can anyone tell me where I can find to buy the plastic insert from the wheelguard?
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Are thru axles enough protection for transporting a bike?

I am travelling with my road bike packed inside my car in the next days. While thinking about how I will fit it in my trunk, I remembered that a lot of people put some sort of spacer in their fork/...
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Installation of round bike cadence sensor - in the end of crank screw?

I got a "LIVALL® P1 Smart Bicycle/Bike Nano Cadence Sensor", round and flat which appears to have a screw in for the end of the crank. However on all the bicycles I see there is the hexagonal screw ...
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Is my derailleur broken?

This is a Peugeot UO 8 from the 1970s. My problem is recently when moving to the largest gear the chain slips and eventually it will come off the front crank. When researching the problem it seems ...
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How to interpret Strava power curves?

Check out the power curve at the bottom of the post, it's composed of two screen caps from the same ride, stacked on the same image: Apparently on the ride in question the cyclist rode at: 291W for ...

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