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Stuff you add to a bike but aren't absolutely essential. May or may not actually bolt on. Such as rack, fenders, bottle cage, water bottle, bike computer, lights, bell, etc.

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Bike accessory: what is this for?

I’ve been given this bike since it wasn’t used. It has this thing attached to the frame on the rear wheel. Does anyone know what it is for?
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How can I fit this bottle holder to this bike?

I want to fit this bottle holder on my bike but the attachment seems too thin for the frame tubes. I believe this is a universal bottle holder and my bike isn’t of unusual size or tube girth. Am I ...
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What are the differences between a seatpost-mounted and frame-mounted rear rack

I am in the market for a rear rack. I noticed that there are two categories of rear racks: Seatpost-mounted rear racks, such as this one: And frame-mounted rear racks, such as this one: I'm ...
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What are these eyelets for on my 2015 Diverge?

I just learned a bit about Specialized's "Plug and Play Fender" that apparently fits my bike by way of metal rod into the leftmost hole of the first photo, secured by the set screw in the second photo....
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Will 28“ - 29” rack suit my 27.5" bike?

The particular rack is Cube Luggage Carrier Bosch The particular bike is Cannondale Trail 6 with 27.5" wheel size. Can the rack be attached to my bicycle in a right way?
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Would a seat post mounted back rack act like a rear fender?

Specifically I want to know if the right one would stop the rider's back from getting splattered with rain. That way it does double duty as a fender and a rack.I want a light duty back rack for day to ...
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Storing clip for Pro Design Aero Bottle

So I keep my bike in the garage, in Florida where there are plenty of critters. This would include lizards and frogs including the expected insects. Heck the other day there was a bird trapped in my ...
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Mounting mini-pump on frame

I recently bought a mini-pump from Amazon, it was very cheap and, so-far, I'm pretty impressed with the build quality. I never intended to mount it on the bike but then realised that it came with a ...
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Fitting a vibration-proof bell for drop bars

I have a bike with drop bars which I need for commuting, but I live in a city which is not only full of idiots† both on foot and on bikes themselves (thus meaning going bellless is idiotic), ...
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Rubber rings for attaching lights etc

I have some lights and a cycle computer that attach using some sort of rubber or silicone bands (or O rings - don't know what they are called). I need some replacements, but I don't know what they are ...
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How comfortable is it to wear a u-lock holder this way? [closed]

I have never used a bike lock holder or holster but this handmade one looks practical and cool: https://www.vespoe.com/contourandco/shop/u-lock-holder. I would like to know if it's practical to use on ...
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What are these mounts for on inside edge of carbon fiber fork?

I just got a new Tommaso Sterrata. I commute during the winter so I'm looking to put fenders on. I know I can get fenders that clip onto the fork instead of being mounted, but while inspecting the ...
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Kryptonite Flex frame bracket slides around a lot

I had my Krytonite mini for a few years now, and I remember installing the Flex-frame bracket on a bike frame which I left outside when I got it. I had a go at removing it recently and put it on my ...
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Is there a “conventional” configuration for mounted accessories?

Many different types of bike accessories as designed to be mounted via somewhat-conventionalized braze-ons: These braze-ons most often are on the down tube and occasionally on the seat tube and nearly ...
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How to attach bell with metal bracket

I've got a big old "ding dong" bell which has got a metal bracket and a screw for affixing it to the bike rather than the more modern "clamp"-style attachment: How does one attach this properly to ...
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Selecting a GPS device

I am out to purchase a (dedicated) GPS device for the outlined below use cases. Trouble is, I have never owned a GPS-enabled device. Furthermore, general articles on "how to purchase sports GPS" seem ...
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Would a moist cloth wrapped around the nose be reasonably effective as compared to an anti-pollution mask?

On looking at the prices of masks and filters, I figured that it could eventually get rather expensive for me. Moreover, there's an article in a newspaper that these masks don't really help: Don't ...
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Unidentified “Sigma Mount Compatible” Bike Computer

Just got this used bike computer, only knew it fits in a Sigma type "Twist Lock System" mounts. No markings on the front or sides only a serial number stamped on the back. Really hope someone can ...
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Casual, stylish jacket for cycling? [closed]

I've been looking for a commuting jacket for a few months and haven't found anything suitable. Are there any casual-looking jackets with the following features for autumn/winter commuting in a city ...
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How many lumens (lm) should a front light have?

I need a front bike light for pretty quick night riding on roads beside the town. I found one that has 120lm, 30lux, and 92m shining distance. Is it enough? What parameters should a good front light ...
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What are the absolute essentials a cyclist should own? [closed]

Context: My bike shop includes free servicing as a standard with a new bike. I don't need such thing and live too far away. In lieu of waiver I can get €100 of stuff from the shop. Best bike problem ...
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"Le vélo de Tati” - Jacques Tati by Robert Doisneau

Does anyone know where i can purchase this iconic poster? I've searched the most obvious websites. thanks
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What to consider when looking for a chainguard?

Alright, the inner seam of my jeans is about done for, and I'm worried that I'll take a nasty spill the next time my pants get caught in there. Given that I don't want to wear gaiters or Lycra, I'm ...
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Which is the safest side to place a foldable rack-attaching bike basket?

I recently received a foldable bike basket which attaches to my back rack as a gift, which I am really excited about - it will make my commute a lot easier. However, I am not sure which side of the ...
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What is this metal bar parallel to the frame?

I saw this at work the other day and I was completely baffled. This bicycle has an additional, adjustable metal bar that runs parallel to the upper part of the frame, between the seat and the ...
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What are the most important accessories for a new biker to get? [closed]

I am a new biker and am going to be commuting to work on a hybrid. There are many cool accessories that help you carry gear, bike at night, track your rides, make adjustments and quick repairs like ...
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What kinds of tools do I need to do bike maintenance, e.g. adding a rack?

I just got a new Trek 7.2 for commuting and getting around town. It's a great bike but I want to add some stuff to it like a rack. I am fairly handy and have more or less a full toolkit in my ...
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Bike Speedometer Accuracy [duplicate]

What factors should one look for when purchasing a speedometer? Does wired vs wireless or anything else factor into its accuracy?
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ANT+ to Bluetooth Low Energy bridge? [closed]

Does anyone know of a stand alone ANT+ to Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) bridge device? I have a Garmin Edge 810, which uses ANT+ ... but I would also like to track my rides on my iPhone 5S (which has ...
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Bicycle speakers

Hey I am looking for a pair of speakers to mount to my bike. How I plan to mount these speakers has yet too be determined, but I have tried once in the past, where I added a pair of speakers to the ...
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Making bicycle semi-motor powered

Is there any way that I could easily and affordably (under $US200) add a motor to my bicycle, so that it would move both by my pedalling and with the help of the motor?
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Is there a way to syncronize cycling activities from Movescount to Runkeeper or vice versa?

I have used Runkeeper for years to track my cycling activities with my Smart phone. Recently bought a pulse watch Suunto Ambit 2 that stores activities in the Movescount portal when the watch is ...
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Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride

I've had consumer battery powered LED bicycle lights fail mid ride without the battery being at fault. This has been spread across brands, weather conditions, ride lengths. The most recent failure ...
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How to wash a hydration pack (not resevoir)?

What's the best way to wash the pack part of a hydration pack (not the resevoir/hose)? Is it just like a back pack: cold water and a little detergent with air/tumble dry low?
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How to find a durable lock mount?

I've had one Kryptonite D-lock for the last two years, and it's worked great. I typically don't ride with a pack, so I've used lock mounts (this kind) to keep it secured to the upright on my bike. ...
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What tools on a multi-tool do I actually need?

I feel like there are almost as many bike multi-tools out there as there are bikers. In a single trip to REI, I found nine different bike tools each ranging from only four to over thirty individual ...
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Is it possible to transport many (up to 12) bikes using some sort of auto-trailer?

I would like to be able to use a trailer, either open-air or enclosed to transport multiple bicycles at the same time. When I google hitch racks the maximum is 5...I am looking for a towable option......
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Does a helmet-mounted light affect the safe functionality of the helmet?

I am currently testing a bunch of lights for my (slowly) upcoming head lights review. Several of the lights can be mounted to a helmet using a mounting strap, like this: I'm wondering if having a ...
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Bicycle lights- Indicating in the dark

I am a product designer and am currently working on a bicycle lighting project and would really appreciate your valuable feedback. In England, turning left on a bicycle is not really a problem as ...
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Rec for bike backpack with side zipper into main compartment

I got a used SAG Life Air Force 1 backpack from a friend, after deciding that a messenger bag was just too heavy when it was full for my one shoulder to bear. I primarily use the bag for urban ...
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What is this cable/hose management clip? (picture)

I've purchased a RockShox Reverb seat post, and its come with these delightful little Cable/Hose clips. Since my bike frame only comes with built in cable clips for the brakes and shifters, these ...
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wedge/saddle rail mounted bags interchange

A variety of manufacturers make snap in wedge bag mounts. The mount attaches to the saddle rails and the bag snaps into the mount. Does know which brands if any interchange?
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Can I use long reach calipers on my cyclocross bike?

I've got cx bike(Centurion Cyclocross 4000) which I currently use only for commuting and riding long distances on a road. Is it possible to use some longreach caliper brakes on it (e.g. Shimano BR-650 ...
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How to fit a Storage Options bike cam helmet mount

I recently bought a helmet and handbar moutable camera made by a firm called storage options. The instructions do not explain how to fit the strap for helmet attachment. It consists of a ring of ...
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Good Gloves to Prevent Ulnar Numbness

I recently noticed that towards the end of my 6.4 mile ride to and from work, my hand and arms began to numb. A friend recommended I try cycling gloves, so I purchased these from Amazon. They do ...
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What is this — seems to be bike-related?

I'd love to know what it is that is pictured below: It is worth driving 320 km to pick it up. (Makes no sense.) I am trying to win a bet that I can find out what it is.
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Can I use my nitto campee rack on my bike?

I just purchased a Nitto Campee 27R rear rack. It seems like it's not wide enough to mount on my All-City Space Horse, which has rack bosses and 130mm rear wheel spacing. Has anyone tried to ...
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Speed and Cadence Bike Sensor Opinions

I'm looking to start tracking my speed and cadence for my iOS app, Cycle Meter. The app works great for distance, time, but is not accurate at all for measuring my speed. So I'm thinking of buying ...
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Bike Lights: Helmet Mounted or Handlebar Mounted

I am just curious, I use handlebar mounted lights, and since I have multiple bikes to switch, it's a lot of trouble changing the light from one to another. So, I am thinking of switching to helmet ...
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What should I look for when buying a smartphone handlebar mount?

I am not interested in a specific product recommendation in answer to this question (like the existing iPhone question), but rather the key attributes to consider when buying a smartphone mount. ...