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Can regular bike forks be modified to allow front drivetrain setup?

Can regular bike forks be modified to allow front drivetrain setup? Some bikes have front drivetrains instead rear drivetrains. The problem is that bike stores don't seem to carry forks that have a ...
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Cetma Front Rack Clamp Part?

I just bought a used Cetma front rack and I'm looking for these types of "clamps". I need the right diameter for BMX handlebars so 22.2mm I believe in diameter (7/8 inch). Does anyone know what they ...
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Repairing Shimano front shifter ST-EF41-L

My son's bicycle gear shifter SHIMANO ST-EF41-L (front 3 speed) malfunctioned (Both levers became free). I disassembled it and found 3 very small plastic parts on the bottom side of the shifter were ...
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Help replacing front derailleur

Evening, total newb question maybe but it’s driving me mad. I have a Carrera Vulcan 2015 model which I bought second hand to aid my physiotherapy. From what I can work out by the spec sheet the ...
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Bent fork, is it replaceable?

I got into an accident on my Raleigh Revenio 1.0 nearly 5 years ago. I've ridden it 400-500km since then with no problems. I don't see any damage to my top tube, down tube, or head tube. It turns out ...
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How do I use the trim function correctly on Shimano shifters

I have Shimano SL-4700 Tiagra (flat handle) Double shifters. However the front shifter has 4 positions in this order: High High trimmed Low trimmed Low As can be seen in the image below. ...
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Vantara GT 6061 aluminum bike front wheel replacement?

I have a Vantara GT 6061 aluminum bike and I lost the front wheel. Where can I get a replacement?
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My front wheel has some play which drives me crazy

I have a mountain bike and it's front wheel has some play in it. I have replaced the bearings and the whole axle but it was in vain. If you even tighten the cone nuts more than you should do the play ...
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Can I use a narrowide chainring on a double rings crankset?

I would like to go touring using my narrowide chainring, but I would like as well to put a smaller chainring (the infamous Grannie) so that I could have it as a last resort in case of really hard ...
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use with SHIMANO 105 FD-5504 Front Derailleur on crankset 26/36/48t [closed]

Can I use a SHIMANO 105 FD-5504 Front Derailleur with Crankset 26/36/48t? My Cogset Shimano HG-50, 11– 32t
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Front panniers for 15 inch laptop [closed]

I've recently built up a specialized awol with Salsa lowrider racks. I'm using it largely for commuting so I don't need a load of room, just enough for my laptop, lunch and extra clothes. I've been ...
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Bike brake cables popping out of brake handles

A couple days ago I got in a small bike crash and since then both my front and back brakes have this issue. As shown in the picture, the metal ends of the cables come out of the handles when I squeeze ...
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How should I install the front wheel of a Muddyfox Bike (UK)

This is my first bike ordered online and I don't have much experience in assembling. My problem is with the front wheel, which according to the assembly guide just fit into the fork. However there ...
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Handlebar of my bike will not bolt onto the front forks

I decided I'd like to remove my front brake from my bmx, but having looked closer i realised I was looking at a gyro brake system. I proceeded anyway, thinking this wasn't going to be a problem, and I ...
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Is the front center pull brake supposed to be free floating?

I have an old Motobecane (see this picture from another person's question) The brake assembly which is attached to the front forks doesn't move. As I recall, on other bikes that I have had like ...
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Chain skipping in front derailleur

I was having a problem when using my smallest chainring, the chain would suck on the frame and I would have to stop pedaling. I was also having some chain brakes. I send it to the mechanic and he ...
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how to go from front suspension to full suspension?

I got a bike for my birthday, a cheap one, 200€ 27,5 with front suspension, but I want a full-suspension bike. My question is: is it cheaper to buy a full-suspension frame and move the parts to the ...
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Front Deraillleur Barrel Adjustment

I'm working on adjusting my front derailleur; Shimano 105 group set 5700 series. On reading on the net and also watching a couple of online youtube videos there is comments about the barrel ...
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Tick sound on every pedal only for 5 minutes

I am having a new MTB Montra Rock 1.0D 2016. When I ride my cycle, for first 5 to 10 minutes, I hear a tick sound on every pedal when my pedal is at 3'o clock to 6'o clock position on my right foot. ...
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MTB crankset change, large ring from 42 to 48 teeth

I have changed my front crank set from 42 to a 48 tooth ring. I am having difficulty setting up the front mech. The problem I am having is that the (don't know the name) tail? the box frame bit at the ...
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Another front friction shifter problem [duplicate]

A search gave me the 2011 thread about slipping shift levers, but I'm not convinced what my problem is quite the same. Manual on my '88 Bridgestone 400 says it has an AL11GS L434 lever SIS downtube ...
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Front derailleur cable tension too high with Acera shifter and Ultegra derailleur

I'm trying to install some Acera trigger shifters to use with my Ultegra derailleurs. The rear derailluer/shifter combo (8 speed) is working great. The front however (3 chain rings) seems to have a ...
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Purpose of this hinge component found on the pinch-bolt of front brake?

I'm thinking that it provides extra tension to the brake line. Would this hinge be set in it's "down" position when installed (as seen in the picture)? If so, wouldn't that be considered a risk in the ...
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Need Help Deciding What to Do With Bent Front Rim

I bent my front rim the previous day, and the LBS has already unbent it the best they could; however, there is still a slight wobble. To add, he couldn't tension all the spokes to get a proper true ...
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What is the difference b/w dropout diameter(9mm) and 3/8"(9.478mm) Tpi bicycle axles

I am creating a ski-bike and taking this website as a reference: Alpine Ski-Bike. I am having some trouble understanding some things, as it says that "it fits in 100mm x 9mm front dropout" but ...
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Front derailleur has too much resistance

I got a mountain bike on the cheap because of this repair. I'm not experienced with bike repair but hoped I could figure it out. The front derailleur, a Shimano STX, isn't shifting and it appears to ...
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Want to adjust/replace front fork suspension on a Next Break Point pro 26" bike. Has no access at the axle.

Very 'low end' fork, bottoms are pinched at axle point, so no access there. Is there a way to clean, adjust these or is fork replacement my only option?
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Frame - FD compatibility

I have a Merida Speeder 200 (2015). I am going to install a drop bar handlebar. I've bought sora 3503 brifters and a new front derailleur(sora 3503 too). My problem is, I didn't know anything about ...
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cable tension for Shimano 105 Front derailleur is very tight

I just got a merida scultura 400 and on the biggest chainring there's rubbing on the outside of the front derailleur cage. the only way that I can lower this is by tightening the cable by ALOT. is ...
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Front shock Absorbers

I bought a second-hand Chevrolet folding mountain bike with 26" wheels I have had it a few days and the front shocks are making noise when they absorb. The Previous Owner said its normal. Today I ...
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what is difference between remote lockout and hydraulic lockout?

hey does anybody know if a hydraulic lockout can be used with a remote? like if a bicycle has an option of remote lockout. does that mean the remote has been added to mechanical or hydraulic lockout?...
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What can I do to stop my front dérailleur rubbing against the crank arm?

I recently changed the crankset of my Cannondale Synapse 5 from the stock FSA Gosssamer crankset to a Rotor 3D24 crankset with power2max power meter. This was a bit of an iffy modification to make - ...
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SRAM Force 22 chainset in an otherwise 10-speed SRAM setup

I notice that SRAM web site still lists "regular" 10-speed Force chainset as one of their products. However, my attempts to find it for sale online came up with almost nothing. It seems to be "barely" ...
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Front Hub Wheel Falling off

I have a Generic 1000 watt front hub motor and the front wheel keeps coming loose. What should I do? I think I have heard of something called a torque arm. Will this help?
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Are braking vibrations a sign of the end of the life of a wheel?

My mountain commuter (2008 Schwinn High Timber) has picked up a vibration in the front wheel under braking. I'm worried that this is a sign that the rim is end of life. I checked the V-brakes and ...
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Hard shifting on SRAM Rival FD shifter

I just installed SRAM Rival shifters and a FD on my touring bike. However, I'm having an issue with very hard shifting. The right/rear shifts fine (teamed with X7 RD). I have to push excessively hard ...
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which is better a sram 11 speed or shimano 10 speed FD with shimano 105 11speed groupset

I have bought an 11 speed shimano 105 groupset, unfortunately the 11 speed FD does not fit my bike (It is an Airnimal Chamelion). Therefore I have a choice of Sram 11 speed FD or Shimano 105 10speed ?...
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Brand new Trek X-Caliber 7 - RockShox 30 Silver lockout not working

I just bought a brand new bike fitted with RockShox 30 Silver front forks and took it for a ride on disused railway gravel cycle track. The lockout dial does not seem to do anything. This is my first ...
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Bent front-derailleur

I biked to school today with my bike in perfect condition. Locked it up and went to class. When I went to my bike a couple hours later, the derailleur was bent out of position. My bike's front gear ...
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Right fork mounting point

I was given an old racer frame and some parts which I am converting into a single speed commuter. The front right fork has a small toothed mounting point, it looks a bit like it could have held a ...
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Why do we need front brakes?

Most biking accident stories (ignoring collisions) that I hear about involve squeezing the frontbrake too hard and flipping over, often when biking on a downhill. Read, for example, this fellow's ...
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My front wheel was steering to the right… now it's steering to the left. What's the cause of this?

I already tried removing the cables that might pull it to the left. Still the same. I straightened the seat. I aligned the wheel properly. It's starting to annoy me. I cant ride my bike right. All the ...
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If I use an 8 speed bar end shifter with the TT bar on my Allez, will I need to change any other parts of the drive chain?

My current bicycle is a 2013 Specialized Allez C2. It has an 8 speed rear cassette. I'd like to put in a TT handlebar. It's a given that I'll have to change the brake levers, as well as the shifters ...
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Stuck and stiff sora front derailleur

I have a used 2011 trek 1.2 compact road bike with a stiff Sora FD-3400 double front derailleur. Shifter seems very stiff, and when I shift above the second index (trim or third) by accident it gets ...
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What's the best way to quickly align front quick release wheel?

The front wheel on my bike is quick-release, and I often remove it when locking up my bike. Then when I go to put it back on, sometimes it is a bit difficult to make sure that the wheel is centered ...
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How do I get my hydraulic disc brakes working well again

I just bought a new bike (my first brand new one ever) a few months ago and a while ago I decided to give it a wash and after that my front hydraulic brake hasn't been working as strong as it used too....
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chain getting stuck between chainrings

I have an old Cannondale road bike with Suntour shifters. When I shift from the front middle ring to the small inner-most ring, the chain falls into the gap and binds tightly between the two rings. ...
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Front derailleur adjustment

I need some advice on properly adjusting the front derailleur (shimano -tourney) of my bike. I did watch youtube videos and stuff on the internet but was not able to adjust it properly. When I ...
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assembling brackets and front crankset: how many spacers and orientation

Recently I bought a Bull's Black Adder 1 26 Inch frame and quite some time ago got a present Shimano Deore Lx FC M-583 crankset (brackets included). I know they are not a perfect match, but still ...
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Bicycle front suspension types

What is the difference between these two front suspension types ? and this type : On the upper the suspension seems stronger but is there any difference in the build type ? Please ignore the ...