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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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Definition of a bunny hop

In this answer, Mσᶎ mentioned a bunny hop. I agreed, and wrote about How to Bunny Hop. But it soon became clear that different people have slightly different definitions of a bunny hop. For example, ...
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What are these washers that came with my front wheel quick release?

I just bought my first bike in probably a decade (Schwinn Discover hybrid bike). There is a quick release for the front wheel. The skewer had a nut, lever, 2 springs, and these 2 washers on it. The ...
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Strange handle on the left side of Winora Youkatan 12 pro

There is a strange handle (lever) on the left side of my new E-bike (Winora Youkatan 12 pro). It looks similar to the brake or gear shifter, and it is connected to the cable that goes somewhere (...
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Brake and chain problems after a muddy ride (ed. note: suspected chainsuck)

Recently I went for a ride, and it was a very muddy one. I blatantly misjudged the depth of a puddle and submerged half of my bike (and myself) in muddy water, including the chain and front/rear disk ...
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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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I'm a bit confused on bike shoe terminology. Particularly regarding Look KEO Plus Pedals - what is required to use them?

I'm a bit confused on terminology. Clipless pedals are the clip-in style pedals. Correct? Then the cleat are the shoes you wear? Or are cleats just bottom attachments for any cycling shoe? A used ...
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What does A/V mean on an inner tube package?

I've got a bike tire that says "(32-630) 27 X 1 1/4" on it. I've got also got an innertube that says "700X18/23C -27X1 A/V". I'm trying to figure out if the innertube is the right size for the ...
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measuring a spoke that's already in a wheel

i have a wheel, and i want a spare spoke to take touring. (it's a front wheel with a disc rotor, i have one for the rotor side but have lost the one i had for the non rotor side) is it possible ...
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Is this an unsuitable cassette lockring tool?

I can't get my lockring tool to fit my cassette's lockring. The tool is about 1mm i diameter bigger than the lockring, although they have "hills and valleys" that line up. Here's the lockring: Here'...
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How to find a frame given a geometry

In 2007, I bought my first bike: a Bianchi Boardwalk 2006. It was a great bike, but I didn't treat it well and it now needs about $300 worth of work. I've been thinking that maybe I'd like to take ...
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What else do I need to change if I upgrade my Sora groupset?

I have a Specialized Allez 2019 or 2020 with Sora groupset, but the crankset is Praxis 50/32, and the brakes are Axis. I changed the rear derailleur to a RD 5700 and I'm looking forward to upgrading ...
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Are rear derailleur cable intervals equal?

On one occasion in the past I paid attention to get the rear derailleur to be "just right". On eight gears on an MTB, I would get gears 1-2-3 and 5-6-7-8 to be perfect (minus the chain rub on one end ...
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Breaking spokes very often at J bend

I have a urban commuter bike. Since last couple of months, the spokes at the rear wheel keep breaking after each ride. I changed the broken spokes couple of times. Also I replaced all the spokes. Same ...
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Brand New bike, chain slips into spokes on first gear

I just bought my first bike as an adult with the intents of biking to work. This bike is brand new, is the Schwinn Admiral 700c from Walmart. I get it home and whenever I shift into first gear the ...
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installing a 700-18-23C tube on a bicycle

When installing a 700-18/23C tube, does the nut on the valve stem go inside the tire (unseen once the tire is on the wheel rim) or outside the rim (so it is seen among the spokes)?
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Should I use an already master-linked chain or add a masterlink to a plain chain?

Trying to find moderately-priced 9-speed chain is a pain, particularly with a master/missing link already installed. I can only find PC-971 master-linked chains from US market but shipping and ...
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I can't fix my tire

Alright so I got a flat tire. Got a new tube because the old one is punctured. Got the tube inside the tire but now the tire looks like it doesn't quite fit the tube. Even the old tube it doesn't ...
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Which inner tube do I need to buy for 28 inch fixie bike?

I have a 2018 FIXIE Inc. Betty Leeds. https://www.fahrrad.de/fixie-inc-betty-leeds-white-694674.html These are the sizes of the tyres: Reifen vorne Marke: Kenda Typ: K-193 Größe: 28 Zoll ...
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Changing wheels on Scott 960 - will 29" 12 x 142 fit

I've recently bought a set of wheels I'm hoping to change over to for a Scott 960 (2014). The specs of the bike are here https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Scott/Scale-960,13562 I wasn'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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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