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Chain seems to slip under pressure?

While I was riding I went to stand and it felt like the chain busted or came off! I jumped off and turned the pedals by hand and they turned fine but any pressure at all and it slips... any ideas ? I ...
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New mountain bike feels sticky or grinding when pedaling

While pedaling my relatively new mountain bike Hyper Bicycles 26" E-ride Electric Mountain Bike bought from walmart.com), I feel a bit sticky or grinding feeling for a short part on each crank ...
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What is the difference between a threaded bottom bracket and one with press-fit bearings? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of a threaded bottom bracket like the kinds sold by Shimano etc.? How does this differ from a design in which bearings, spacers and seals are directly press-fit into a bike frame? ...
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Bike for College?

I'm 6'0, 275lbs going into my freshman year of college in a couple of weeks. I haven't ridden a bike since--probably--the third grade. I don't know: what's good on the market, whether to buy new or ...
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Why are so many ramps on dropbars tilted downwards?

When looking at drop handlebars, it's noticable that most ramps are tilted downwards. I find that rather uncomfortable for my hands as they slide down into the hoods of the brake levers and get ...
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Canyon Grail headset play

I got new Grail CF SL 8 and my headache started when I realized I cannot make headset play stop. After tightening all the screws to exact values I can still produce play on my steering wheel. ...
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What to get? How do I know whether what I'm looking at is a BSO? (Bicycle Shaped Object); what should I do about the multiple chainrings?

I'm about to get a ridiculously cheap bike (~$200) sometime soon and have limited my options to two bikes. One is the BTwin Riverside 120, which people here in India who have put up reviews don't seem ...
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Brake levers for riding in upright position

I'm trying to find out the correct name for the brake levers that are on a bike so that you can ride in a nearly upright position? I had an old Schwinn 10 speed that not only had the regular brake ...
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How can I use my small flashlight as my bicycle's headlight?

How safely add my small flashlight to my foldable bicycle temporarily? I want use it as headlight. But I need take it off when I don't bike. My folding bicycle doesn't have basket, and I don't want ...
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Measuring BCD & choosing right chainset

I bought a used bike whose chain keeps slipping, and I believe it is because either the chainring or the bottom bracket is bent. I tried to show this as best as I could in the below pictures. I am ...
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WD40 for crank arm

There is visible rust where my left crank arm meets the bottom bracket which I believe is the cause of the creaking (only present when pedalling hard on left side). Is it okay to spray WD40 in there ...
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How did these pimple/bubble/bump shapes form on my tube?

I've been riding on the same rear inner-tube for several months without issue. I topped up the rear tube last week, went on ~10mi ride (including a rest in the middle), and had no problems. I was ...
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How do I inflate this bicycle tire valve? [duplicate]

I inherited this bike with this funny looking stem. Is this broken? How do I inflate it?
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Swapping parts from old bike to new frameset

I have a Piave (around 2009-ish year) road bike with a frame that has become to small for me. It has pretty good components i.e Shimano Ultegra and threadless stem etc. There is a 2014 S-Works Venge ...
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Do I really need to pamper myself with a stand?

I went through three phases. First I adjusted my child's (I was 9-13?) bike, always fantasizing about a hook-and-cable to the ceiling that I can attach to the metal loop behind the elongated (and ...
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What tube do I need to buy for a Cube SL Road Race Bike?

Sorry for such a newbie question but I truly am in need of some guidance to make sure I buy the right thing. I recently bought a Cube SL Road Race which I've been out on a few times, covering about ...
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How to figure out the BCD my chainring has

I have a 2017 Diamondback Line. My chain has come off a few times and this post says get this chainring. I wanted to confirm my bike requires a 104 mm bolt pattern but don't know how to do that; the ...
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Does the front derailleur limit chain ring size?

Does the front derailleur have limits to which size chain rings can be used? I have a groovy old 1988 Schwinn Prelude and for the most part it does just what I need. However there are some steep ...
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How is chainstay length defined for frames with horizontal dropouts?

Just reading our own definition of Chainstay Length in the terminology index. It is written currently as the distance between the centre of the chainring and the centre of the rear cog. This is ...
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Can we use a 9 speed rear derailleur on a 8 speed bike?

I have a Rockrider 5.2 with a Shimano Altus 8 speed rear derailleur. After an accident it started to malfunction. I planned on replacing it with a Shimano Acera M3000 but then it is marketed as 9 ...
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Alternatives to shorter cranks for knee pain

I've recently developed pain at the front of my knees when cycling. I suspect this is caused by, or at least made worse by, my bike having cranks that are too long for my leg length (172.5mm cranks ...
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Lower gearing for a Trek 520

I have a stock 2016 Trek 520 bike and I'm a newbie to road cycling. It has Alivio front derailleur and Deore rear derailleur with Deore triple-chainring crank. The 2016 came with 26/36/48 front ...
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How should a bicycle fit? [closed]

What are the characteristic features of a bicycle well-fitted to its rider? Are there a standard set of "rider positions" that we talk about in bicyle ergonomics? What are the standard tolerances ...
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What is the best way to raise handle bars

I have bought a second hand 19 inch frame and I am normally used to a 20.5 inch. The bike rides OK but I would benefit from raising the handlebars. I have read about fork steerer tube extenders and ...
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Broken bearing cover near stem

I have a small issue with a bearing cover/seal (not sure how it's called properly) that I would like to fix. I'm attaching the picture for clarity. I imagine I should just replace the part but I have ...
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Back wheel suddenly started “wiggling”

I bought recently a second hand bike for my daily rides, and it seemed in good shape. I rode it for more than a month without any problems, but recently had issues with it and had to get it fixed (...
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Early Rider Belter hub maintenance

My son has had an Early Rider Belter for around 14 months. Recently, I've noticed the free-wheel sounds "gritty", and there is quite a bit of friction if you move the cranks backwards while the rear ...
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How to keep a component “pressed” so the chain remains hooked?

I am really at a loss of words to describe my problem, so apologies in advance for the poor choice of words in the title. Basically I have this component at the rear wheel (which I think is called ...
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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. Edit: thank you all for your responses, I’ll keep these all in mind and I’m adding them to my ...
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What's the difference in threaded and threadless headset and stem

What's the difference in threadless and threaded headsets and stems? Why change it? is it because it's easier for maintenance?

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