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There is a grinding feeling at the end of my pedaling at high speed

I bought a road bike about 6 weeks ago, but I just only realised it now that at the end of my pedaling (when either foot pushes down), I can feel a bit of a drag/friction/grinding on either pedal. I ...
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Which gear combination is right for me?

I'm a 65-year-old male. And I have osteoarthritis in both my knee joints. I've Fuji Absolute 1.9D bike and I use it every day for one hour for my morning exercise. I don’t use it to go places. ...
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Shimano Hub LED lights working sporadically

My Shimano hub lights are not working correctly. All help greatly appreciated. First time I've had a bike with lights like this. Specifically, the rear works all the time. But the front is ...
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Foster Brake + Through Axle

My question is in regard to putting my beach cruiser on a bike trainer. I refuse to take no for an answer ;). 1st question: can I put a through axle in my coaster hub. If not, here is the 2nd question:...
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Can I estimate tyre pressures on a road bike? [duplicate]

Can I estimate my road bike tyre pressures by pressing my thumb into the tyre? I don't have a tyre pressure gauge, and feel that the tyres on my new Merida Scultura are pumped too hard.
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Winter riding: Is it safe to ride on a BSO/cheap bike at temperatures below -15°C on icy or damp roads?

OK so I'm new to cycling and only own a road bike but I've been told that it's not suitable to ride in the winter in Canada. Winter here goes from -15°C to -35°C and there's plenty of ice and snow. ...
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Touring as a noob… Daily duration and distance?

I've just started cycling on a cheap mountain bike. I've never cycled more than 90min in one go and average around 12mph. The idea of cycling all day for days on end just sounds horrific and training ...
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Is this suspension fork user-serviceable?

This is my fork and I want to open the suspension legs, inspect them, then reassemble, but I don't see how to get in there. Any suggestions on what tools and procedure to use? Is this user-...
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Increase the height of my handlebars to reduce back pain

I have an early 80s Trek 970 Single track that is an awesome bike, but as an older rider who doesn't ride trails as much, would like to ride in a more upright position. The handlebars are for the ...
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How do I make a mountain bike go faster (commuting)

I just began biking around 4 months ago, and due to lack of experience I bought a Diadora Orbita Mountain Bike. I've staring commuting to work recently (about 14 km daily) but I'm not exactly happy ...
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How long can I ride my bike with a worn cassette?

I took my bike to the mechanics the other day and along with needing my chain replaced they said that I also need my cassette changed and the front cogs. I was wondering how long I can ride my bike ...
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Increase teeth on cassette from 11-32t to 11-34t 9 speed

I have a new (to me) road bike with a 11-32t rear cassette and have Sora 9 speed derailleur. Even though I have been riding mountain bikes for some time I am struggling for a lower gear on the hills. ...
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Noise when pedalling

What is causing this noise? Is it normal?
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Dual water bottle brackets on a single frame mount?

I'm looking for a way to mount two water bottle cages on the seat tube. Is there any way to make this hold two water bottle cages on one bracket / mount point?
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Rebuild Gary Fisher Mullet rear derailleur

I have a Gary Fisher Mullet from sometime between 2006 - 2008. I don't know anything about bike except the fact that I got one Hehe. My rear derailleur is in pretty bad shape. Well, I don't know for ...

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