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Thru axle impossible to remove with multitool

An orbea carbon road bike has 20nm marked on both front and rear thru axles (6mm hex) for the wheels. This is fine in most cases, however impossible to remove with a multitool when getting a puncture ...
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How to adjust rear derailleur indexing in a mix-and-match drivetrain in the easiest manner?

I have a touring bike where the drivetrain has been built not according to Shimano's instructions. For example, the shift lever is SL-BS64-8 Ultegra 8-speed bar end shifter that according to Shimano's ...
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SRAM S2200 - replacement BB30 spindle?

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement BB30 spindle for a SRAM S-2200 (X.0) crankset (originally fitted to a 2013 Specialized Enduro). I stripped the thread on the spindle, but I would like to ...
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New bottom bracket does not fit - am I wrong?

I bought and isntalled this bottom bracket; VGEBY1 68X120mm, Thread info: BSA 34.798mm 1.37*24TPI However the arms was too long. So instead i bought; Shimano UN300 68X 110mm, Thread info: BSA 1.37*24 ...
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Fork done for? Has slight cut on the steerer that

Got this cyclocross frame with a fork, didn't see the cut in the steerer tube until much later. Has a 1mm? deep cut on half of the steerer tube. Is this fork done for? Or am I just paranoid. Aluminum ...
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Smart trainer compatibility

I am about to purchase an Elite Turbo Muin Smart Trainer, will it work with RGT Cycling ? Does it have all the necessary power data to be accurate? If not, what smart trainers do work with RGT Cycling ...
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Has anyone set up an 11sp ZTTO 11-52 cassette with an 11sp XT SGS and 11sp XT shifter?

I had 1x10 setup with a 10sp XTR shifter, 10sp Sunrace cassette (11-46) and an 11sp XT SGS derailleur and it worked very well (with the limit screw on the mech adjusted). The crank is a 32t RaceFace ...
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V-brake arms too far apart

I ordered a bicycle, it came with a front wheel detached. I took the v-brake noodle out to loosen the v-brake arms to let the wheel through. However, I cannot get the v-brakes aligned properly. The ...
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Missing cover for Square Taper bottom bracket?

I'm assembling my first one-speed roadbike and would love your input. Right now i ordered the wrong size bottom bracket judging by the very large distance to the arms I'm ordering a smaller square ...
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E-Bike Battery not working

I have borrowed e-bike from a friend few days ago. Yesterday battery was empty so I left it to charge last night. I left it overnight. Now when I put it in bike it does not work, not responding. I try ...
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Are there safari cycling experiences in South Africa?

I am looking for first hand experience with cycling among wildlife. Preferably in South Africa but answers from anywhere in Africa would be suitable too. Is it even possible?
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Which of these cycles should i buy?1. Hero sprint howler 2. Roadeo fugitive 3. Roadeo hardliner4.ninety one cycle brand.1 [closed]

Which of these cycles should i buy?1. Hero sprint howler 2. Roadeo fugitive 3. Roadeo hardliner4.ninety one cycle brand.I'm looking for a cycle in the range of 15000 to 17000 max
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Is it possible to use imperial-sized steel coil with metric-sized shock?

I am looking to build a full-suspension bicycle with coil rear shock. Currently I am considering using a DVO Jade shock with 55 mm of stroke. The shock is sold without a steel coil, which has to be ...
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Help me ID this bike: Bianchi Volpe?

I bought a used fixed gear bike today and it's in great condition, lightweight and fast. I'm trying to figure out what model it is. It was sold to me as a Bianchi Pista Classica, but it's painted over ...
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Should I change Damper body of SR Suntour XCM Fork

I've disassembled the fork and checked the "Damper body" whether it was working correctly. It sounded a little bit strange. but I am not sure whether it was OK. The reason for disassembling ...
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Chain and Freewheel compatibility with a narrow wide chainring

I wanted a smaller tooth chainring for an older road bike. I bought a new crankset with a single 34T chainring. The old chain doesn't work because the new chainring is a narrow wide configuration. I'm ...
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Rim Brake opening

I have rim brakes and when I want to take my wheels out I undo the release lever to allow more clearance for tire, but yet the tire still squeezes through the brake pads and then is very hard to put ...
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Warranty nukeproof mega elite 290 carbon M

Does anyone have any info on what the warranty would be for all parts on my carbon nukeproof mega have (bought from chain reaction cycles)? Thanks!
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Slightly bent seat stays. Should I worry about it?

I just realized my seat stays are slightly bent The frame is steel. Is this something I should be worried about? PS: notice how also the top of the seat stay is naturally bent. Perhaps a normal design ...
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I have 27 inch wheels. Will any other tube sizes fit?

I have a bike that has 27x1 1/4 (32-630) wheels. What other tubes will fit?
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I am trying to identify who made my bike

We bought this bike locally via an auction. The front hub appears to say "made in Germany" and has a cloverleaf symbol. One pedal is Schwinn, front tire is a Spitfire, Rear is a Lowell. Seat ...
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How do i determine the length, diameter & if my road bicycle spokes are single or double butted spokes. Help so i can order correct size nipples

I have a Miyata "Three Ten - Red Head" model road bike, but both front and rear wheels are not the original wheels for the bike. There is no name, size or marking of any kind at all on ...
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Skidding on Rear Tire in wet weather

When in wet conditions and usually going downhill on my (Road Bike with 25c tires) but even at a shallow downhill, when I am braking my rear wheel starts to slide, I am applying both my brakes but it ...
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eBike: use 48v motor with 36v controller and battery

On one DIY eBike I currently have a 36v 250w rear hub kit. It's a "cassette" version, not "freewheel". Problem is, the internal freewheel mecanism of the wheel is very damaged (...
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How to match bottom bracket and crankset sizes?

I'm trying to buy a new bottom bracket. But I am not sure if sizes fits together. VGEBY1 Bottom bracket with CYSKY Single Speed Crankset 48tT. The bottom bracket has the following sizes; 68X118mm ...
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How do I remove this particular rear cassette?

I'm having a hard time trying to remove this cassette; sheer force isn’t working well, nor leverage, here are some photos: The rear wheel is off an old road bike.
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Triple to double chain ring

I have a defy 3 with a triple chain ring I would like to change it to a double can it be done and what will I need?
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What has been the best $50 bucks you have ever spent to add to your bike? [closed]

Have a gift card and curious where I should put it!
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Is it okay to have a slightly larger frame on a fixie?

I recently bought a new bike frame, and I'm thinking if there might be some issues since the new frame's a bit larger than the old one. The old frame was size 50, the new one's 52. I did some ...
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Extending sealant life with water and ammonia

I'm going to do a tubeless setup soon for the first time. Yes, I'm very slow to adopt new technologies. :-) But, as I researched sealants, I had a crazy idea. This paragraph from bikeradar sparked ...
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Front brake lacks 2mm in reach. Can it be ironed out?

I have been having some trouble with my 6 years old Tektro R539 brakes, see Tektro rear brake does not stay closed and Road rim bike brakes don't open when using the release . So I am now looking ...
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How can I tell if my helmet is still safe after I fell?

I recently fell over while riding slowly on slippery pavement. Bruised my hip a bit and messed up my derailleur. I don't think I hit my head, but it all happened very quickly. I'm aware that helmets ...
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Is it possible to switch from 20“ wheels to 24” wheels on the same frame?

I'm trying to figure out the feasibility of a 20" mini-velo for city use, which can then be converted to 24" MTB wheels for rougher terrain. Assuming the wheels clear the fork and frame, ...
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Need help identifying year of my bike [duplicate]

SN# 7124865 Norco Bush Pilot Mountain Bike
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Why are disc brake calipers behind the wheel axle?

After reading this (anxiety inducing) question on a disc brake dislodging a front wheel on a brand new bike with a QR axle I wondered why the brake calipers are placed behind the axle in the first ...
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Is it normal that the pedalling assistance gets significantly less on an e-bike with low battery?

I recently bought my first e-bike (Coboc Montreal Seven), which is advertised to have a ‘natural riding feeling’ by measuring torque sensor signals and translating them to the ‘right’ amount of ...
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Can I go from MTB shifters to road shifters?

I am kinda a newbie, so excuse my terrible vocabulary. So I was thinking about getting a 1995 Trek 720 Multi-Track and switching out the bars for some road bars and new road shifters. Although, after ...
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Is it normal for a rotor to move when brakes applied (hydraulic)?

I noticed a movement of braking disc when pressing rear brake and watching on rotor. It was moving about half millimeter. Is it normal for rotor to move minimally?
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Accident from front wheel locking up on brand new bike

I purchased a brand new hybrid bike with mechanical disk brakes a few weeks ago I have ridden the bike for a few weeks without any issues on city streets with potholes and elevations from bridges I ...
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I know I am missing a rotor but I don't know what to attach it to

I got a cheap second hand bike for my son as its not worth repairing his current one as he outgrew it. At the time, I knew it needed a new inner tube which I was going to replace. Only now I noticed ...
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2nd gear ghost shifts to 1st gear

Initially my bike had a problem with the rear derailleur being able to shift into the spokes. The mechanic said the limit screws needed adjusting. But am still having ghost shifting into first when in ...
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How and when should one use the “On the drops” position on drop handlebars?

This question may be addressed completely by this canonical answer, and I'm happy to remove the question if so. However it's only one answer, and I don't think it could hurt to have more here; I have ...
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Use Shimano 105 R7000 shifters for Disc brakes

I have 2 spare R7000 shifters which I used on my rim brake equipped road bike. I've upgraded to Ultegra some time ago. I also have a Tiagra gravel bike with mechanical disc brakes that uses Tiagra ...
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How to attach thru-axle wheels to a truing stand designed for QR wheels?

I have a rather cheap wheel truing stand, bought from here: https://www.rosebikes.fi/rose-wheel-truing-stand-553816 (it was a fraction of the price it sells for now when I bought it). The truing stand ...
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Front disc brake caliper fixing bolts size

Can anyone please tell me the bolt size required to attach a flat mount hydraulic disc brake (SRAM replacement) to a set of Boardman carbon forks please.
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I have a question regarding the structural integrity of my aluminum frame after its having… incurred damage;

Apologies if this has been covered previously, but I didn't see it if it had been, and at this point I'm at a loss. For context, the bike in question is this year's Haro Double Peak Sport 29 https://...
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Why is there a gap between the levers of my Tiagra 4700 shifter?

I just took delivery of a used 4700 groupset and noticed that the left shifter has a large gap between the brake lever and downshift lever. Anyone know why this is? Any solutions? It certainly doesn’t ...
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About crankset Shimano FC-C202

Can someone please elaborate on middle ring of this vintage crankset? In four places metal looks broken, although from photos found on internet this seems to be part of design. Roughly washed ...
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What size tires/tubes for a Giant cypress dx 6016?

Anyone know what size tubes and tires to get for a Women's 15in Giant cypress dx 6016? The bike is older, I'm guessing 2006-2008 but I'm not positive.
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Fitting ebike kit, changing rim diameter?

I have a 27.5 inch mountain bike, am wondering if I bought a 26 inch ebike kit would it work with the disc brakes because of the size difference? It's for the rear wheel.

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