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Need to replace tire on Dahon folding bike

I bought a Dahon Vitesse D8 two years ago and it's lasted extremely well so far. Recently, the rear tire got a puncture and as my tires both looked pretty worn, I thought it might be time to look into ...
Nathaniel Saxe's user avatar
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Can you confirm that inner plates mate with thin teeth?

On one manufacturer's website, I see the following image of a 1x chainring. The chainring has alternating thin-thick teeth. Here the chain's outer plates sit on the narrow (thin) teeth. One another ...
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Making bigger steel frame smaller

i bought old Peugeot carbolite 103. With size 60cm which is very big for me, so I have an idea to cut it to 50cm. Do you think it's worth it and the risks? Edit: Guys thanks for the fastest ...
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How to find which quick release to buy

I own a Serious Rockville Hardtail MTB 27.5' bike from 2019. Recently the quick release from the rear wheel got stolen. As the axle is still in place, I was thinking to buy a quick release online and ...
Anu Bhuvanendran Nair's user avatar
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Is my bike frame too big if the top bar touches my testicles?

A bike was given to me for a gift and I am a male with testicles and if I stand in front of my seat the bar touches me on my testicles. Do avoid this I have to stand on my tippy-toes. Is the bike too ...
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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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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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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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1 inch threadless headset with hollow cap for cable routing

Lets skip the questions about why I want to do this, but I would like to run my front brake cable through my headset. This is an older race frame with a 1 inch headset. Most headsets built for this ...
John Burgess's user avatar
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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 ...
Tony Mowbray's Cat's user avatar
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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:...
Jennifer's user avatar
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How to select a tube?

Hi I got a used bike and my experience with bikes is very limited. The tires and tubes are all broken so I need to get new ones. I found these tires: http://www.fahrrad.de/continental-speed-king-set-...
Jack Twain's user avatar
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Wheels changing on Giant Rebel 4 [closed]

Very often even without extreme riding my wheels are getting light 8-like form. Is this the reason to change wheels or sleeve Its more cosmetic problem which can evolute to more problems My bike is ...
user3275828's user avatar
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measure dropout to fit chain tug

I want to buy a chain tensioner, like the one in the first picture in this answer. I did some research and it looks like they have different size, according to what they call "dropout size". In fact, ...
Alessandro Cosentino's user avatar
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Are faceplates for different shimano brifters compatible?

I got a used brifter and the faceplate fell off. I am pretty sure it was a 105. It works well enough but it looks shitty. Does anyone know if I can just order whichever shimano brifter faceplate, and ...
Darth Egregious's user avatar
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Dismounting wheel in a fixie

I have a fixed gear bike, Rocky Mountain Boroughs Fixie (see picture). The chain is very tight compared to any free wheel bike. So anytime the tire gets punctured (unfortunately very often) and I want ...
Alessandro Cosentino's user avatar
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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 ...
Gary Power's user avatar
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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 ...
foxinsocks's user avatar
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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 ...
Andrew Zeigler's user avatar
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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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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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Restoration and upgrading old bike

I have an old Huffy from my uncle that he bought at around the 90s and I'm thinking of restoring it and maybe upgrade some of the parts. But Huffy doesn't seem to have any much information for bikes ...
Gerald's user avatar
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Noise when pedalling

What is causing this noise? Is it normal?
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How to tell what BMX frame I have?

How can I determine what kind of BMX frame I have if I there no decals on the bike when I got it? I got it from my dad who found the frame and we put it together, but I am clueless as to what brand or ...
Jordan's user avatar
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Tube terminology for tandems

The names of the tubes are well established for standard single-rider diamond frames, but seemingly less so for tandems. For tandems, there's a bit more variety in frame design, but the one I've just ...
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How to identify a bike part for replacement?

Is there any website or way to find which bike parts I need to buy? For example, following picture of chainring and there is no information on it to search on the internet. I tried image but no luck. ...
Rahul Patil's user avatar
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How are these rack and mudguard holders named?

How are these parts holding the rack and the mudguards named in English? There are some pictures on the web featuring "parts of the bicycle" but they are not depicted there with names. This ...
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Label the bike parts [duplicate]

I guess this is probably the most stupid question asked on this community but I want to know about all the parts of a bike. I am a non-native English speaker and am finding it difficult to understand ...
Jony Agarwal's user avatar
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Type of brakes that will work with beach cruiser with no brake hole in wheel

My daughter has a 24" beach cruiser and doesn't like pedalling backwards to stop. She really wants hand brakes. There is a hole in the frame above the tire (where a rear light might be installed) ...
Kristin Ashe's user avatar
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Are these bikes real from Aliexpress? [duplicate]

I wanted to buy a bike and started checking for one online. I went through some nice ones on Aliexpress.com but the price is very suspicious to me. It's not just the price but also the free shipping ...
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