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Adhesive light mount

I would like to attach a rear light to a hard plastic carrier on the back of my bike. No place to hook or tie. Is there an adhesive mount available to attach the light to?
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Anyone have trouble with sharp turns on the townie? [closed]

Anyone have trouble with sharp turns on the townie? Twice I’ve lost control when making a sharp turn. The bike seems to just collapse, or pull out from under me. The others I ride with don’t seem to ...
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Ways to hear kid on back seat

I looking for suggestions, ideas and/or devices to solve this problem: On an entry-level somewhat old mountain bike, at the back, there is a child seat. On the seat there is a child, around 4 years ...
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What can you do when a driver cuts you off?

Commuting into work by bicycle can be a serious challenge if you’re anywhere other than Amsterdam. I commute by cycling in London, about 6 km each way through busy parts of central London. Although I ...
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Recently purchased 2001 Trek Navigator 400 for Commuter Bike

I recently picked up a 2001 Trek Navigator 400 with the intention of using it to commute the 15 miles to and from work a few days per week. I currently ride a Raleigh 7 Speed with 27.5x1.95 tires ...
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Storing expensive road bike in semi shaded area

I want to purchase a nice road bike for commuting maybe around $2500, unfortunately my work doesn't have a indoor storage area. The bike rack is shaded (except maybe the handlebar area getting sun ...
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Durability of road bike (25mm tyres, 15mm i.d. rims, 32 spoke wheels) for commuting

road cycling beginner here. I have recently bought an old road bike for commuting and some training. It has 32 spoke wheels on Shimano Sora hubs, 15mm internal diameter rims (Slovak manufacturer, V ...
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Back-free way to carry laptop

I commute to work and have been experimenting with various ways to bring my 16" laptop along with lock and few other small things. I currently just use a standard backpack. I'm looking for ...
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Are the benefits of light, high end equipment (such as carbon fiber frame) defeated by wearing a backpack?

A few months ago I increased my bike usage significantly, and I am now riding about 100km to work weekly. I would like to upgrade my biking experience by buying a new one. I ride on both rough paths ...
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What features should a Mixed Use Urban Commuter Bike have?

Mixed Use Urban Commuter Bike I am in need of a new bike primarily for commuting, but am a bit uncertain of which type to buy. I am willing to shell out up to £500ish as it will see daily use. Issues ...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus vs Continental Gator Hardshell [closed]

Schwalbe Marathon Plus and Continental Gatorskin are two of the most established and most-discussed lines of tyres on this site (171 results and 90 results respectively if you search "Marathon ...
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Can any one tell me what make and model this bike is? Stolen today

It's my bike which was stolen today, only image I have of it. Please, need for the police and insurance...
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Giant ATX vs Escape?

I'm planning to buy my first bike as an adult, mainly to go to work (about 6 km far from home). Today I went to the bike shop and tried a Giant Escape and and Giant ATX. From my unexperienced point of ...
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Might biking lower forehead temp readings at destination?

I often bike to work at a place that screens all who enter for fever. Lately this has been done with a no-touch forehead thing, presumably an IR gadget. When I bike, even if it is cold enough that I ...
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Negative 17 80mm stem on MTB?

I currently have a 27.5 hardtail mtb. I use it for commutes and traveling rather than trails or downhill tracks. I'm planning on upgrading some parts and one of them is the stem. Will a -17° stem have ...
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Cycling shorts confusion

Which is better - Shorts with padding for cycling (mountain bike shorts) or inner-shorts with a cotton short over it?
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8 speed flat bar set up with Dura Ace RD-7700 or new Claris RD-2400

I'm buying a new drivetrain (cranks, cassette, chain) for my flatbar commuter that was mostly built of parts. I currently have a Dura Ace 7700 short cage derailleur on it, I got it from a friend a ...
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Road bike (commuter) frame size problem

My height is 5'9", leg Inseam is 32". My bike frame size is 52cm, is it the right size? If it not then is there a possibility to get injured? I have no option left. I already purchased the ...
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Headwind issues

I commute to school (11-12 km one-way) pretty early in the morning (6:30 Indian Standard Time). I live near the coast and the headwinds that I face on the way to school are pretty brutal. They reduce ...
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Mountain bike shorts for commute

I was recently given padded mountain bike shorts. Are mountain bike shorts good for commute? (around 11 km one-way)
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Do high and narrow seat and back bending provide good bike riding posture?

I would like to ride a bike as part of daily commute on roads someday, as I rode a bike to school in another country in the past. But I have been bothered by some uncomfortable points from the bikes ...
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Riding mountain bike to work regularly?

I have a womens Magna Glacier Point that a friend gave to me (I'm sure that's probably a low grade target brand). I recently got a job about a mile from my house, but there's two steep inclines I have ...
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What is the best commuter bike tire?

My fiancee expressed interest in going on rides together, so I borrowed my mom's old purple Univega Via De Oro that's running 21sp Shimano STX-RC. I replaced the cables and overhauled the shifters, ...
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Plastic insert damaged when tried to open gravity wheelguard ixow

Can anyone tell me where I can find to buy the plastic insert from the wheelguard?
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Commuting road bike build [closed]

After a bit of research, I decided to build a road bike in order to commute. I'm not looking into buying one since I don't find it that interesting and personal. What used bike and parts should I buy ...
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Stiff but short daily commute leading to "heavy" legs

I'm a long time bike commuter (over 10 years), I was living some 4.5 kms from my workplace, a mostly flat commute (well, maybe 40 m up-and-down). After two years of that commute, it had made my ...
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Where is the grease on my front brake caliper coming from?

I've had a new road bike for three months to commute. I live on the east side of Hawai'i island so I'm often riding in the rain. A few weeks after I first bought the bike the front brakes started ...
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Carbon vs aluminium commuter for 50km per day [closed]

Is it worth it to purchase a carbon bike for commuting daily 50km. I'm thinking I would be faster and also be able to train on weekends for my first iron man this year. I don't have the funds to ...
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Will a 73 inch long electric bike fit with 28 inch wheels

2 Question. 1st. I am looking into buying a electric bike it is 73 inches from tire to tire will it fit in a muni bike rack 2nd will 28 inch wheels fit on a muni rack Thank you
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

I cycle to work each day, about 2.5 miles in each direction through a moderate sized town on paved roads (I don't use any dusty trails or go offroad etc). The climate is somewhat dry and arid with ...
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Is it possible to commute 34 km (21 miles) daily? [duplicate]

My work is 17 km (10.5 miles) from home and I am wondering if it's possible to commute daily by bike. I live in the Netherlands so the roads are bike-friendly. Google predicts it takes 52 minutes (one-...
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Fenders that will work for swapping between 650b and 700c wheels

History I'm a bike commuter that rides 23 miles round trip. I usually quit once the winter weather gets bad, but I'd like to move towards commuting year round. In addition, I've been wanting to ...
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Road bike drag decrease with bulky backback

I'm about to increase my daily commute from 5 km each way to 10 km each way. I've been using a MTB converted to a commuter for years. Given the extra distance, regular evening head wind, and aging ...
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Shoes for commuting

I'm trying to find a good (and preferably cheap) pair of shoes to wear while commuting. I've only got a relatively short commute (around 3 miles) and I'm using an old mountain bike I had lying around (...
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How to deal with anxiety caused by dangerous riding conditions stemming from poor lane design and inconsiderate fellow road users? [closed]

Location is Belgium. I stopped seriously riding my bike about 5 years ago. At the time, I used my bike for commuting to work for about 9 km one way. The main reason I stopped was because the timing ...
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Should I bike or drive to work? (6.8 mi) [closed]

I am moving next month and I need to figure out how to get to work. Option one is driving to work, which will take 15 to 20 minutes one-way. Option two is biking, which will take about 35 minutes ...
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Ghost shifting with a nearly fully rebuilt drivetrain

I’ve got an old Surly Crosscheck that’s been ghostshifting for awhile now. I’ve rebuilt most of the drivetrain to try to fix the problem to no avail. I replaced the cassette, chain, rear derailleur, ...
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Looking for the perfect frame [closed]

I'm looking for the perfect frame for my next build and looking for suggestions. This is going to be a commuter bike. I want disc brakes with thru-axles, a classic road-ish geometry as much as ...
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Hydraulic discs on commuter bike

Does anyone have any recommendations in favor/opposed to hydraulic disc brakes on a commuter bike? I'm considering building up a new commuter with discs but, as an old-school kinda person, I have no ...
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Folding basket - is there such a thing?

I'd like to be able to go to a grocery (or some other) store on my commute from work. I've got a rear rack (b-tween). I know, that I can permanently mount a basket on it, but I'd prefer not to since ...
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Commuter bike for better performance: less weight, or internal gear-hub?

Background I commute daily to work, the ride is about 10 km each way, across the city. The path is mostly streets with intersections, and a few long cycling lanes. Some hills here and there: Strava ...
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I think I bought the wrong bike

A few weeks ago I decided I would start commuting by bike since I live in a central location in a fairly bike-friendly city (mainly to campus, work, gym, etc), through roads, and trails that are not ...
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How to commute by (electric) bike in excessive heat

I am from India and this is beginning of summer. I rented an electric bicycle for daily commute during winter but now it is difficult to do during summer screeching heat. What should I do to continue ...
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Daily commute as HIIT training?

I'm cycling to work every day. It's 2x8km it takes around 30 mins (depends on weather, traffic and whether I want to push it or just cruise. I'm starting to see it as an opportunity to make it some ...
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Can I pump my MTB tire to max (55 psi / 380 kPa) without the tube inside bursting?

I have a e-mountain bike and I use to commute to uni every day. I have heard that higher tire pressures give you a bit more speed. My tires say I can pump to 55 psi (380 kPa) but I don't know if my ...
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Bike sizing question - are these two sizes actually that different?

Could use some advice on bike sizing. I'm in the market for a new commuter and after a lot of research I ended up picking this one: https://www.bergamont.com/gb/en/product/bergamont-vitess-n8-belt-...
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My MTB tires say "Inflate to 50 PSI". Can I inflate them a little more for commuting?

I bought this MTB for commuting. Yup, I found out later that I should get a road bike instead. Too late. Not planning to use on rough terrain. Can I inflate the tires more than the manufacturer ...
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Since hybrid bikes may be a compromise with no benefits, why are they still often preferred for commuting instead of drop bar bikes?

Since hybrid bikes may be a compromise with no benefits, why are they still often preferred for commuting instead of drop bar bikes? According to at least one opinion, hybrids are a compromise with ...
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What are the pros and cons of suspension seats and suspension handlebars?

The title says it all, but I’ll add more specifics to give a better understanding of my particular situation. I am a on-road commuter with little-to-no dirt roads in my routes, many of the roads are ...
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How can I cycle in winter while not being able to change work clothes?

I started recently to bike to work, where we have a shower and I can change clothes. However recently I also started attending an evening course, where there is no place to change. So when I commute ...

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