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Fixed gear bike: when I stop the bike completely I can move the pedals back and fourth very slightly is this normal?

As the title shows I have a fixed gear bike, not sure if this is right tho even when the chain is tight as possible there will be what seems a loose spot and it makes it so that the pedals move back ...
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Will any Shimano mountain bike shift cable set work with any Shimano mountain bike derailleurs and shifters?

(Forgive me if this question has been asked before - but I don't know if I'm searching with the correct keywords to find the answer...) My rear derailleur cable is stuck hard into the side of its ...
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Fasted training - is it worth it? Is it different when the focus is endurance?

One thing I notice riding with an endurance-focussed club is that I need more, and more frequent, feeding than many of the more experienced riders. As I start to think about longer days (e.g. 400km) ...
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What are the differences between the Alfine 8 and the Nexus 8?

I'm shopping for a new bike and I have a choice between one with the Alfine 8 and the other with the Nexus 8. They seem to be pretty similar, but from what I could gather from forums here and there, ...
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How much can we change our bike wheel diameters before needing another bike fit?

How much can we change our bike wheel diameters before needing another bike fit? If we change the size of our bike tires, it raises or lowers the front or rear of the bike. That means it can affect ...
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Is it legal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalks in the city of Chatsworth. Ca.?

Is it legal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in the city of Chatworth, Ca.?
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What type of crank fitting is this?

I have an old road bike I want to get a single speed crank for but don't know what fitting the bottom bracket has.
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Fork is noisy sounds like metal parts are loose

I have an old road bike. It's suddenly very noisy around the fork section and the headset. I've checked and everything around the front wheel seems perfect. However, i month ago i tighten the headset ...
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Why do I have to keep on changing my fit?

I realize there may not be a true "answer" to this, and some of what I have to say makes no sense, but since I'm not exactly the brightest tool in the refrigerator, it may just be that there is ...
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How do I determine what types of maintainence I need to perform?

I just got a new bike and I want to make sure I’m able to keep it up properly. I am entirely new to this.
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Wilier Zero9 bottom bracket

Im trying to investigate what type of bottom bracket has by Wilier Zero9 road bike. Looks like some pressfit but Im Not sure, inner bearing width has 25mm. I have Shimano Ultegra 2x11 6800.
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What make is my bike?

I would like to cycle to my school but there are some questions that I can't answer like "Make of bicycle" , "Type of bike" and "Frame of bike" I would like it if someone could tell me.
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In cycling friendly cities, how do near-sighted cyclists who need glasses manage to bike to work or school in the rain?

In cycling friendly cities, how do near-sighted cyclists who need glasses manage to bike to work or school in the rain? When I say cycling friendly cities, I'm referring to cities such as Utrecht, ...
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Upgrades to Carrera Crixus [on hold]

Recently had my Tifosi bike stolen so need to buy a new bike and preferably want cyclocross. I am considering buying the cheap Carrera Crixus and modifying it, but what upgrades would be recommended ...
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Can't change M7000 front shifter from 2x into 3x

I bought exactly this set of shifters, latest SLX model. I had similar SLX shifters, just the older ones, where the front one had a little button so it was easy to change from 2x to 3x. Now this new ...
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Saddle bag for iPad? (10.5) [on hold]

I’m looking for a way to carry an iPad on a 80km commute. I don’t like backpack, as it’s heavy on shoulders and rack for just an iPad feels overkill. So looking for saddlebag big enough for an ...
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Can hanger extender be used as replaceable hanger?

One advantage of replaceable hanger for rear derailleur is that you can replace it (opposite to fixed hanger). I have fixed hanger (or fixed frame) and although it is a steel frame I started wondering ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes operating by themselves

When cycling up steep inclines on my mtb sometimes the rear disc brake comes on without me being anywhere near the brake lever. I can tell it's doing it as it's gradual and pedalling becomes difficult....
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Front derailleur cable keeps snapping, change of riding habits perhaps?

My front derailleur cable has snapped within three months of changing. As a result I’m seeking advice on good biking practice. I ride a Specialized Hardrock Disc SE 26 from 2014. I ride on a college ...
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1answer
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What front brake caliper is compatible?

I have a fork suitable for short drop brakes and I have Shimano tourney brifters (ST-A070) with the gear cable coming out of the side of the hoods and the brake cable going under the bar tape. Which ...
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1answer
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Is there way to fix a disc brake rotor if slightly bent?

Rear disc on my Acid 2016 is little bit bent so while riding it makes a strange noise when that part of disc comes through the caliper. Is there any way fix that or should I buy new disc?
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Disk brake caliper fit, inboard width of calipers

How can you tell if a disk caliper is going to fit on a given fork? there is an inboard width of a caliper that determines how far into the wheel it is set, ie. make or brake compatibility with the ...
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My rear brakes squeal like crazy, but not when they are wet!

I am a new cyclist in Bonn, Germany. Someone gave me a free bike that is very nice, but the rear brakes squeal like crazy, and the weird thing is that when it rains and they are wet, they don't squeal ...
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How to judge grade of carbon frame?

Last weekend, a friend told me about a local bicycle shop(Metro Cycles) selling a Carbon Cycle of Hamilton brand. This brand is sort of known in India but only for cheap bicycles. Later I figured out ...
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Shimano 105 RD-5501 on a six speed freewheel?

I was doing a cleanup at the storage room and found a box of mint 105 parts (brakes, FD, RD, triple crankset and BB). Based on the newspaper inside the box, the parts were laying there for at least 10 ...
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What are the dangers of the tyre/inner tube bursting?

Is there a danger if the tyre or the inner tube suddenly burst?
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How to determine which cassettes I can use with my derailleur?

I am trying to understand which cassettes I can install on my bike. I've understood that the length of the derailleur also determines which cassettes will fit. In my case I have a triple (see picture ...
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Change from 2 chain rings to single chain ring on a MTB. What size should I take?

My current drive train is pretty much used up and needs replacement. I thought with this occasion, I could replace my curret drive train (2 chain rings, 10 speed cassette) with a singe chain ring and ...
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Proper term for 2/3-bolt compatible shoes

I've just managed to find some shoes that are compatible with both 2-bolt SPDs (that I use) and 3-bolt (I'll be using a setup with Look cleats for a single velodrome session). But it was really ...
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Is it possible to add a TT shifter to Di2 junction box?

Is it technically possible to add another shifter to an already functioning Di2 setup, allowing for an extra shifter at the end of an aero extension bar, hooked up to the same junction box as the ...
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Bicycle Repair Stand Solutions for bikes with a Dropper style seatpost

Problem: I have at least one MTB with a dropper seatpost that does not allow for clamping on the seatpost itself and there is not enough room between the rear tire and seat tube to get the jaws in ...
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How much faster is a typical hybrid bicycle compared to a mountain bike? [closed]

Similar to this question: How much of a difference will I notice going from a Mountain bike to a road bike? But different, this is for a hybrid vs. an MTB. Is the linked in question still valid? ...
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105 R7000 front derailleur with 105 5800 crankset

I was thinking of upgrading my Tiagra derailleur with new 105 FD-R7000, but then I read that it might not be compatible with my 105 5800 crankset because the new R7000 crankset has different spacing ...
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Can a rusty chain be saved?

I picked a girl's mountain bike out of a dumpster . It looks very excellent except for a chain that is so rusted that each link needs to worked free. Name is Techno Lite , 26" wheels, 15 speed ...
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What type of paint to use for a bike frame

What's the best type of paint to use for painting bike frames, it's steel if that makes a difference? I want to do a custom paint job and mix a few colours in a gradient effect. Should I use enamel ...
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IS THIS BIKE SAFE [closed]

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/S1PKL2uMXwJc2aGjGEybc8ZM4CFk-i5EHWrkZxLSVaD29xUrfIig1ap1dp6Na-WsjMc-Tw=s85 I M LOOKING TO BUY THIS BIKE AND I WOUD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT IS SAFE TO RIDE
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Lubricating an alfine 11 IGH hub

I have an almost-new New-Old-Stock Shimano Alfine11 internal geared hub in the rear wheel of my bike. Its on 300 km now, with a first oil change due at 1000 km and then yearly or every 5000 km after ...
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Mavic wheels out of true after 200km, is normal?

I bought set of Mavic wheels, and today I noticed that the front and rear wheel is around 1,5mm out true after 200km of ride. Im curious whether it is normal. I have pair of those
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Shimano SPD pedal - visible seal ring

I recently got a pair of XTR M9120 pedals. Today I noticed an elastic ring visible on the axel, and bits of grease on it too. The ring can be seen on the service manual This has happened on both ...
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Old Sears Simpson bike bottom bracket replacement

Got the pedals out, but I'm struggling with both cups. I don't know which way the threading goes either. The bike was made in Poland, pretty old. Anyone know what I could do? I have a flat-shaped ...
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Ordering correct spoke nipple size

I've got some spoke nipples on a rear wheel which are stripped, and I'd like to replace them. I've measured the thickness of the spokes and they have a diameter of 2mm, which correspond to 14-gauge ...
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Road STI with MTB Derailleurs

Not that this question hasn't been asked to death but I'm experiencing very poor shifting, here's my setup: Shifters: ST-5700 (10-Speed Road) Derailleur: M6000-SGS (10-Speed MTN) Cassette: Sunrace ...
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Freshly inserted pin on a new Shimano chain causes a stiff joint

I just tried to replace my chain for the first time - Shimano, 9-speed, labeled as CN-GH53. After I inserted the special pin, the joint is somewhat more stiff compared to the other ones. On the ...
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Can't fit damper back into suspension forks

I'm driving myself mad here trying to fix this. I work in a local bike rental / repair store, and took apart a bike's Suntour NEX 4610 V4 (2012?) forks from one of the rental bikes - now I can't fit ...
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Any 36.4mm to 34.9mm seat post shim adapters?

I can't find a 36.4mm to 34.9mm seat post shim adapter, Can anyone find me one?
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Any 36.4mm Dropper Seatposts?

I've a diameter of 36.4mm, are there any dropper seat posts that make the size diameter for my bike?
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Identifying a brazed steel frame

I'm trying to identify this brazed steel frame I came across. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Non standard hub bearing?

I need to replace a hub bearing. On it, I can Read ZPL (manufacturer I guess) and 6200RS. 6200 seems to be a standard for (inner diameter x outer diameter x width) 10 x 30 x 9mm. But when I measure, I ...
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Unstable headset/headtube

I have just lowered the stem on my road bike. The headset components might not be installed correctly. Whenever I hold on to the front brake (making sure the wheels aren’t moving), and rock the bike ...
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Is there such a thing as 'eBike specific' freewheel?

I've recently had the LBS replace the freewheel on my eBike after 500 ish miles of riding. The sprockets were not worn out, instead the freewheel bearing (not the hub bearing) had become loose. It ...

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