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Questions tagged [accessories]

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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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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How to mount central (two-legged) kickstand on normal bike frame

I bought this kickstand, but it has grooves in the top that the instructions said should slot into the "stand plate" on the frame. My frame looks like this: doesn't seem to have a plate of any kind, ...
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Is it possible to pair wheel sensors with an Android phone GPS?

This is a 2 part question: I have concerns over the general accuracy of a GPS device to calculate speed. Mainly because I will be using the device in Eastern Europe, and not sure on the accuracy of ...
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Android/EVO bike mount recommendations

Does anyone have experience mounting an EVO phone on the handlebars of a road bike?
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Are reflectors mandatory by the UK highway code?

I bought a set of mudguards recently, the rear one attaches onto the seat post. I have a red reflector that also attached onto the seatpost, so if I have both the seat has to be too high and only my ...
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Alternate mount for Kryptonite U-Lock?

My wife's bike doesn't have room on the upright to mount the Krytonite U-Lock she was given as a gift. The plastic mounting bracket sticks out way too far. She has a small framed Specialized Vita. ...
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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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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 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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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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Help identify fender mounting clamp?

My bike has metal fenders that attach to the frame through ~3mm steel arms that are clamped and held in place with a piece of plastic that is screwed to the frame (M5 bolts) - as shown on the photo. ...
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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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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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Rear red light with seat bag

My bike has this red reflective light right below the seat (I don't know its name), and I'm thinking of buying a seat bag such as this one. Won't the light be covered? Isn't this potentially dangerous?...
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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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How do I know if mudguards will fit my 2009 Carrera Kraken?

With the nice (and muddy!) weather coming up, I'd like to get some mudguards, but I'm really unsure of what will fit my bike I have a 2009 Carrera Kraken, no modifications. I will probably buy them ...
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Affordable GPS with maps?

I have my eye on the Garmin 800. It looks fantastic, but alas I can't afford it right now. I would like a gps / cycle computer that would work well in Europe with maps. What are my options? I want ...
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Is there anything similar to motorbike roadbook holders for bicycles?

Does anybody know if there may be in commerce anything similar to the roadbook holders they use on offroad motorbikes, but for use on bicycles? I know there are some electronic versions in commerce ...
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Purpose of fork with single bidon mount and no eyelets?

I saw a fork that had a single bidon mount on each blade, midway down, and no eyelets on the dropouts. I don't understand the use of this. I was under the impression that any front rack would need an ...
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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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Is there a standard for water bottles?

It's prudent to use water bottle cages that will adapt to bottle diameters within some range, to allow using multiple bottles in the same cage. Naturally, this flexibility is to be hedged against ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Quick Release for Accessories

Is there a way I can make my bolted-on accessories quick release? I'm looking for something that allows quick removal & replacement of accessories like lights or screens that come with a hex bolt, ...
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What are the Trek Domane frame bottom hex screws for?

I recently purchased a Trek Domane AL 3 Disc. It has 4 mounting supports. 2 inside the frame for water bottle cages 1 next to the stem 1 on the frame bottom I wonder if anyone know what kind of ...
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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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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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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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Recommendations for waterproof map carrier for an adventure race

I am going to an adventure race that has a MTB segment (~100km) where you get the map 5h before the start. I am looking for a bicycle map holder that is waterproof and can pivot (Its a team race and ...
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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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Bell that sits above trigger shifter?

I'm looking for a bell that will sit above a trigger shifter on a flat bar bike. Placement is a safety issue: in this location I can maintain hands on bars, brakes, shifters and warn pedestrians at ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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Bikes and wiring trouble

Do bicycles have ground wires and if so where are they I am trying to put a horn on mines and it’s kinda hard....it’s a bicycle any help would be very appreciated thanks.
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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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Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Not Reporting Accurate HR Anymore

With my first Garmin Edge 305, I got the cadence and heart rate accessories. Cadence is still humming along, but the heart rate monitor has been not accurately reporting heart rate over the past ...
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best rear rack for fuji absolute bike?

my trail bike (only i've ever attached a rear rack) have a straight line from the seat stays holes to screw in the rear rack and the top clearance for the rear tire. my wife's fuji bike has the rear ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...