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Questions tagged [frames]

Bicycle frame construction, selection, maintenance, and repair.

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Help identify this loop frame bike

I'm trying to find out more information about this old loop frame bike I'm planning to refurbish. I haven't found any other marks that may be identifying, if there's anything else I can take a photo ...
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Vinyl Frame wrap

Hi all odd question but here goes. I know there are many options in frame restoration powder coating respraying hydro dipping etc etc but these all cost money I don't have. What I do have is lots of ...
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Panniers on front suspension forks [duplicate]

I currently have four panniers (two front, two rear) on my touring bike and plan to purchase a new touring bike which comes with front suspension forks. Is it possible and if so, safe to add front ...
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What are the advantages (or dis-) of the GT triple triangle frame?

Like this one, for example. Is there any plus or minus to this frame design? (I'm shopping for an 80s/90s steel frame bike and the GTs may be a possibility. It turns out I kinda like a horizontal ...
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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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What brand of frame do I have?

Would anyone be able to help identify the make of my bike frame? There's no branding on it and I built it up custom using different parts. I've never been able to find out what the make is and am v. ...
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Cracked frame riding into the back of car, what's salvageable?

Stupidly rode into the back of a car, due to a moment's inattention. I pretty much hit it at full pelt, though I was riding uphill at the time. The frame cracked, as this photo shows. Any idea what ...
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Is this a cracked frame?

Here's a pic of my Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 2014. It's the area where the top tube meets the down tube / Bottom bracket. Is this a cracked frame or just cosmetic problem? Thanks
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Need to identify this Frame Please

Need help identifying this frame, year and original spec please. It's a Giant TCR carbon frame. Frame number is GH1B037. Stickers in down tube Giant 3 but that's all I can get at the moment. Any help ...
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Big hit 2 chainstay design

Hi guys this may have been brought up before but any advice would be great. I've got a 2007 model specialized big hit 2 fsr. The frame seems an odd design to me where the main pivot is behind the ...
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Is my frame cracked?

I just picked this frame up for $100. Is this a crack? It looks and feels deeper than a surface scratch. I intended on this being my 1st build, should I continue? I hope I didn't waste my money
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Stripped threading on upper rear rack bracket

One of the rear rack holes on my aluminum frame have become stripped after a year of taking the rear rack off at least once a week. I've been using this bike for commuting and weekend riding, so I ...
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Harsh Winters bike - Steel vs aluminum frame?

I am looking to a buy a single speed commuter bike which I can also use through the harsh winters here. I have narrowed it down to two bikes - One has a 6061 Aluminium frame while the other has a hi-...
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carbon frame chipped

today while I was riding I lost control of my bike; it was nothing serious, I even fell "standing", but my bike fell on a rock and the carbon frame was chipped. Should I worry about the damage? I ...
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Is it possible to repair a dent on frame?

Hi, I found today dent on down tube (13/14cm from head tube). I have two questions: Is it possible to repair the frame? Is it safe to ride the bike after this Main frame is aluminum. The dent is ...
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What are these holes for in my Diamondback Sorrento?

The holes are threaded and 20mm apart. There are identical holes on the other side where the gears are. Can I install disc brake calipers through these holes?
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Jc higgins manifold bike [closed]

I have a jc higgins bicycle with manifolds and I want to no if the model number is correct the number is mod 502 307 thanks
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Can I Interchange Wheel Sizes On One Frame?

So, I'm looking to see if I can build a bike and on the one hand I want to use 26" wheels, but at the same time, I want to use 27.5" wheels for another purpose. Is it possible to have a frame with a ...
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What color bikes for Guys? [closed]

I know color is a personal choice.. Obviously guys will not get pink but other than the famous black what color bikes should guys look for?
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Grand Canyon AL SL frame size - S vs M [closed]

Checked Grand Canyon frame sizes and can't decide which one is more suitable for me: S or M. My height is 170cm while S frame recommended height is 162-172cm and M is 172-182cm. S frame comes with 27....
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Why does this bike have bosses on the bottom of the down tube?

What can the bosses on the down tube, next to the front wheel, be used for? The only thing I can think of is a mountain bike style mudguard, but I've only seen ones that clip on. Evans' Cycles ...
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Is it ok to sit on the top tube of my Cannondale CAAD12 (2017 model)?

I just picked up my new Cannondale CAAD12 bike the other day. During my first ride I occasionally was sitting on the top tube (waiting for traffic lights etc). After the ride was over I actually ...
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How should a good CX riding position “feel” (alternative to highly scientific measurements…)

I'm switching from MTB full-suspension down-hill riding to something more flat - at the moment I'm looking at a CX for 80% road, 20% offroad usage. Unfortunately, I've never, except for short test ...
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Cannondale SAVE frame technology in entry price [closed]

I'm wondering if the so called "SAVE" technology from Cannondale makes any difference in the enry-mid price such as Cannondale Trail 4? (they publicize as a micro-suspension technology). In concrete ...
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How to attach graphics to frame

For attaching graphics to a painted metal bike frame, is there a better option than Scotch tape or clear packing tape? I'm looking for something transparent and adhesive, but not so adhesive it can't ...
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what is the official site of diamond bicycle or frame(not “diamondback”) [closed]

im go to shop and buy a bike that its name diamond not diamond back has shimano gears and vbreak and has kenda tires and frame is steel do any one know this bike is made in where? and what is official ...
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Carbon fiber crack?

Bought my first carbon fiber bike last month. Just found this damage by the rear derailer. How can I tell if this is just a chip in the paint or of the frame is damaged? The bike has not been in ...
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Can this frame be saved?

I had a little accident and went over the handlebars. I'm okay, I was able to ride the bike home, but it is obviously bent. Everything else on the bike seems to be fine, the wheels are true and ...
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How to choose a frame to be sure it fits to the owned components?

I have parts from another bicycle which got it's frame broken. What criteria should I check before ordering a new frame to avoid compatibility issues with old parts?
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can you help me identify my haro frame?

Ive been searching on the internet and i could not find the name of this frame.
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How to check carbon frame for cracks

Yesterday, a little boy hit my carbon framed road bike with his little bike while I was already standing. He was not very fast, the normal 'little-boy-dreaming-on-his-bike'-speed. So, nobody got hurt, ...
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How to tell if Hollowtech II bottom bracket cups are aligned?

I've heard all over about how important it is that you face a frame before installing a Hollowtech BB, as the cups not being aligned could be the difference between your BB lasting 1k and 10k miles. ...
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road bike frame size

my wife bought me a used flat bar road bike for christmas. to her a bike is a bike, one size fits all. it was quite ovious to me that it was going to be way to large as it had a sticker on the frame ...
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Help choosing between two frame sizes based on my dimensions [duplicate]

I would really appreciate some help choosing a size of bike frame. I am stuck between choosing the large or the extra large. I may go down the route of getting professionally checked on the bike, ...
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Is there anything wrong with fat blobby frame welds?

Are fat blobby welds inferior, other than aesthetically? Here's three examples, one's a BSO, one's a decent/good Trek and one's an expensive Felt downhill full-suspension bike.
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How has hardtail MTB geometry changed in the past 10 years?

So I have been sitting on my 2005 Specialized Rockhopper because it is such a good fit (23" bike I'm 6'6") however I probably haven't ridden it in 5 years as it needs a new front fork. I'm just ...
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What kind of frame is this the number is. ACS8E03286 [closed]

. This a green frame and I'm trying to figure out what it is.
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Installing mechanical group set on “electronic only” frame

I've been upgrading my Cannondale CAAD3 road bike from 2005 step-by-step over the years as things get worn out. Now its time to upgrade the frame. I have an eye on a Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod ...
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What to do If your pedal are squeaking and are not straight?

I have a dtb and the pedals aren't straight they are kind of bent It seems that something is broken in the place where they are join. update: It's moving sideways and the outer bolt are quite slanty ...
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How to measure a frame to find an appropriate rim?

Question: How does one measure their frame in order to know which size rims will fit? Context: Flatmate left a few months ago, forgot (perhaps intentionally) a Traitor Cutlass frame. When asked, he ...
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Is this just the paint cracks?

It is on the dropout of my new tarmac, one month old. The shop owner said "It's normal for this side to crack it might be from the chain" But when I did test the chain it didn't touch the frame (...
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Can my bike have disk brakes fitted?

I just bought this bike and I want to put disk brakes on. I searched on the web for answers but I only could find a bad picture and I couldn't see if it had the same holes at the sane please as my ...
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full suspension whole/frame only mountain bike box dimensions

i am planning to buy a full suspension whole or frame only mountain bike (commencal meta am v4.2). what boggles me is the dimensions of the box when it is shipped because the shipping price is really ...
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Adapter for moving bottle cage up/down while using frame's bottle cage braze-ons

Are there adapters available for moving a bottle cage up/down in the frame? I am trying to move my seat tube's bottle cage down 4-5 centimeters and I prefer using the braze-ons. Note: the question is ...
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Frame/fork compatibility

I have a singlespeed/track geometry frame and I am after a fork that matches it. Besides the diameter of the steerer tube (it's 1 1/8"), what should I be looking for in the fork specs to be sure ...
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Bike size - will a 2cm make a difference

I am buying a Cannondale Synapse 105. I have to buy used, not new. There are two I am considering, they are identical except one is 54 cm and the other is 56 cm. My height is 5' 10/11". I have read ...
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BB30 to BSA frame conversion with internal cable routing?

I'm interested in using BSA crank parts with a certain BB30 frame and I'm a little unclear about cable routing, I'm hoping somebody here can help clarify the confusion. I'm considering purchasing a ...
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Cyclocross Frames and Disc Brake Compatibility?

I'm looking for some guidance on how to determine if a certain disc brake is compatible with a certain cyclocross frame. Specifically, here is my particular situation. I have an extra set of Spyre ...
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Short inside leg body: smaller frame?

I have a bit of a disproportionate body. I am 176cm (5'9") tall, but my inside leg height is only 76cm (2'6"). I want to build a fixed-gear bike and I am looking for a frame of the right size for me. ...
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Aero road bike frame - frame size number vs actual frame size?

I'm encountering some confusion on frame size and any clarification would be greatly appreciated. I've always been under the impression that a stated frame size was the distance, usually in cm, from ...