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Replacing Apex 1 crank arm with Shimano 105

I would like to buy a 4iii power meter integrated in a Shimano 105 crank arm. On my bike I currently have SRAM Apex 1. Will this be possible? Thank you!
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I am always having a broken spoke once in every 500Km

I have a Giant Escape hybrid bike, which I bought as a secondhand bicycle. After I had bought it, once in every 500km, according to Strava records, I am always having a broken spoke in rear wheel. ...
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Affordable Cycling Clothing [closed]

You love mountain trips. And you want to enjoy the trip with bike. So the first step is, need to get the right accessories to make your trip different and comfortable. But difficult task is where i am ...
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How to dismantle RST 381L forks

I have cannot remove the elastomer/spring adjuster assembly from the top of the forks. I can remove the bottom of the forks. You undo the assembly for adjusting the tension with a 10mm hex key. ...
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How much aerodynamic drag does each component contribute?

Obviously numbers will vary based on the specific bike, but what are some approximations of the drag contribution of individual components in a typical (non-aero) road bike? I have read in many ...
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What are these rubber rings on my brake caliper bolts for?

I have purchased a disc brake adapter which came with a set of mounting bolts for mouting the adapter and the caliper together. The bolts have a rubber ring on them, but I'm not sure what it's for. ...
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Tire won't fit on the CR-18 Sun rim

I can't fit a Kenda tire (28-622 700 x 28c-28 x15/8 x 1 1/8) on my SUNRIM CR-18 rim. Is there an alternate size that will work?
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Does a Tern Cargo Rack fit on a Bike Friday NWT (whilst accomodating Ortlieb Backroller Classic Panniers)?

I was wondering, whether a Tern Cargo Rack fits on a Bike Friday NWT with a Sram Dual Drive 27 whilst accommodating Ortlieb Backroller Classic Panniers. The problem with rear racks, the Sram Dual ...
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What are the ISCG05 bolt dimensions?

What are the dimensions for bolts meant to be used with ISCG05 chain devices?
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Upgrading a dual sport bike - a geometry question

I want to ask a somewhat general question in the context of actual events: I picked up an Evo Swift Ridge 7 for about 200 from a discount retailer, thinking it might be a good platform for upgrade-as-...
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Differences and effects of brake lever offset

I've seen some flat bar brake levers where the the pivoting plane of the lever blade is offset and not in line with the center of the handlebar's cross section. What's the purpose for such design? ...
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Using a brake noodle on the gear cable?

I'm working on adding a front derailleur to a folding bike that started as a 1x setup. Today I got a front derailleur mounted, and realised that I need some form of cable stop for the inner cable. ...
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Lithium fat for bicycle chain?

In the local hardware store I found this ultra cheap lithium soap fat. Can I use this for lubrication of my bicycle chain?
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What is this thing called that holds the gear shift cable (not the wire)?

There is a small metal part that keeps the gear shift cable in place, so the inside cable can move without the cable hose moving as well. I think I damaged it slightly when making repairs so I need a ...
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Square taper bottom bracket noise from street riding fixed gear

I’ve been trying to eliminate crank/bb noise in several different Sugino RD2 cranksets over the years with no luck. Always a faint click, once per revolution on the crankarms. I’ve tightened ...
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What is going on with my derailliuer?

Ok, I was on a ride a few months ago and while shifting, my chain came out of my derailleur. So this is a little confusing. Let me explain. The chain was resting on the outside of the bottom part of ...
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Adjusting chain length [duplicate]

I am upgrading a vintage 10speed, new chain was purchased. The new chain was a couple of links shorter than the original that I removed. I currently have the new chain connected with a piece of wire. ...
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Why forward-facing spokes should be “heads in”, except on the drive side of the rear wheel?

Shimano service instructions for hubs show that out of the four sides, three should be "forward-facing spokes are heads-in", and one, the drive side on the rear wheel, the other way around: What is ...
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What is this tool? [duplicate]

I found a thin plastic tool, about 5cm long. It is engraved with the number 5. I believe it to be a bike tool. What is it?
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Clamp width of new Shimano brake levers

Can anyone measure the width of the clamp (the dimension parallel to the bar) of the new XT M8100 12 speed Shimano brake levers? I want to know the amount of 'bar space' the clamp takes up. The ...
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Can I avoid falling in the rain on a corner?

I was riding in the rain a few months ago and fell turning a 90° corner. Here are the details: Riding on a road bike with new 25mm smooth tires inflated to 100 psi (Cannondale Synapse with ...
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Upgrading Xiaomi HIMO C20 battery [migrated]

Does any one know what is the charger port is for Himo C20 Ebike battery? I ordered mine it's on its way now I couldn't find the information online. Also I was wondering if I can add this battery to ...
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E-bike battery charger making horrible noises, only works certain outlets?

I had posted on endless sphere but since then I have possibly made a little discovery. Tldr; I have a fresh 48v battery and charger around less than 3 months old. Very intermittently when trying to ...
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Modify a normal bike to suit my disability

I am disabled in my right arm (Brachial Plexus) I would like to improve my comfort on my bike.I would also to know about the braking system fitted on one side.
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Downhill bike frame conundrum

So I am starting a bike from scratch and really want a downhill frame as I'll be riding downhills and commuting. How and what parts could I use and add to the frame so it is able to commute though I ...
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Vya taillight won't go out

I have a Light and Motion Vya Taillight which won't turn off when removed from mounting socket. I've wiped down the contacts. Is there anything else to try?
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Freewheel is not making noises [closed]

Freewheel on my bike is not making any clicking sounds like it used to when I bought the bike from the bike shop. I got the bike serviced last month due to brake making screeching noises and the rear ...
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Mountain bike suspension fork

Hi i really need urgent help. I am going to buy a new MTB fork. It's straight steerer tube and threadless. I checked my tires but I have no idea what their size is. It's written 26 × 1.79 and TP 27. ...
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Need some advice about purchasing a used Cannondale [closed]

I am looking into purchasing a road bike to commute everyday and I am a rookie when it comes to bikes. I don't want to purchase a crappy bike from a supermarket but I don't have the budget for a brand ...
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Band_brake cable rotating problem [migrated]

I recently bought a band brake for a home built wind turbine and was thinking of mounting it on the shaft and getting a cable from the brake to the ground so I can stop the blades in case of ...
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Disc brake just a little too tight

I have pushed the hydraulic pistons fully out, but after a single firm squeeze of the brake lever, they ride slightly too tightly, such that rear wheel doesn't spin freely. It rubs a little bit. How ...
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SunRingle ratchet rings

I have a used Stan's NoTubes Neo hub and would like to replace the ratchet ring and pawls. These were once available but are now out of stock everywhere. Since these hubs, like most hubs these days, ...
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Spoke wrench conversion master guide

I have a universal spoke wrench. It used to work on any spokes I've owned, until now. I have a bike with 2mm spokes. The nipples are between a 13 and 14 on the universal spoke wrench's sizes. I have ...
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Is master cylinder hydraulic fluid level critical (Shimano)?

I managed to successfully bleed a Shimano hydraulic brake but used an improvised kit instead of the official Shimano one. Since I used a regular syringe instead of the funnel+plunger system which may ...
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Is there a reason that velomobiles aren't made in a prone design?

So I just recently began looking at making my own velomobile and I designed a prone position reverse trike. I was having trouble converting my design into real dimensions and decided to look and see ...
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Looking to get new pedals for my bike? [closed]

I'm looking to purchase some quality flat pedals for my bike. I've been riding cheap plastic ones and they keep breaking! I am currently looking at the Race Face Aeffect since they are aluminum. Any ...
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Converting a KHS FLITE 223 into a freewheel fixie?

I have this KHS Road bike that I got back in high school and was wondering if I'm able to convert it into a freewheel fixie (I think that's the right term) The bike does have vertical dropouts. Would ...
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Vintage BMX bike

I have my old bmx bike from when I was a kid, I’m trying to do some research to find out the make and model. I got the bike second hand and it had been stripped and repainted, the serial number is on ...
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Inner tube size and can you feel the slime in inner tubes?

I have a bmx bike with the tire size being 20" x 2.4. Will a 20" x 1.5- 2.125 fit or should I get a 20" x 1.7 - 2.25 instead. If I get a slime inner tube will it be noticable on the weight or just a ...
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Why does this hollowtech crankset have play?

Background Shimano deore crankset (not XT) The crankset has done about 10000km (6200miles). It is from a touring bike. Most of those 10000km was done with the bicycle loaded (bags on both front and ...
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Ebike brake lever cutoff switch / interrupt switch : How does it work?

When pressing the brake lever on my ebike the bldc motor controller (aka ebike controller) 'cuts power' to the motor until the brake lever is released again/sensor is deactivated. I would love to know ...
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What does the DIN number refer to …?

I am working on understanding this document for an n55 trike frame build ... http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/DIY.pdf Particularly this line: M6 SELFLOCKING NUTS, stainless (DIN985) - ...
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Replacing Ultegra R8000 'long cage' derailleur (crash repair advice)

Today I did the unthinkable and crashed my pride and joy, a 2018 Specialized Roubaix comp. It's completely my fault I was commuting to work and in my pre caffeine state rode through what I thought was ...
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Replacing pneumatic bicycle tires with Honeycomb Hole non-pneumatic tires

Can I replace my 24×1.95" pneumatic bicycle tires that came stock on my Yukon Trail Navigator SF24 ebike with 24×1 3/8" Honeycomb Hole type solid non-pneumatic bicycle tires?
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How can I connect two pieces of square aluminum tubing together to make a bike trailer using n55 docs?

Me and a friend are trying to build a trailer using principles found here ... http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/DIY.pdf They are using 25 mm aluminum square tubing with a 2mm thickness ...
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For a 9 speed shimano chain, must I use a shimano 9 speed connecting pin?

Are connecting pins interchangeable irrespective of whether it's a 7,9,10, n speed bike? If it does matter, are they interchangeable in some cases? i.e. you could use a 7-speed connecting pin for a ...
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Ultrasonic cleaner power requirements, for cleaning chains before waxing

This question is a follow-up to Ultrasonic cleaner advice, for cleaning chains before waxing. I plan to lubricate my chains by immersion in molten paraffin wax. The advantages and disadvantages are ...
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Reinforced Shimano pin snapped before connecting chain - how to resolve?

My previous chain snapped weeks ago and only got a new one sorted. I've cut the chain to the right size, fed it through the derailleurs and onto the bike correctly. The last step was to use the ...
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Ultegra 6800 front hub plastic cover loose

The plastic cover on the right side of my Ultegra 6800 front hub (red circle in the photo) is loose and rotates freely independent of the hub. Is it normal ? If not how can I clamp it back?
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Neck and shoulder discomfort [closed]

I have a Raleigh Strada hybrid with flat handlebars. Have recently been getting some discomfort in the neck and shoulder area which I suspect is down to poor posture on the bike. Are there any ...

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