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Questions tagged [new-bicycle-assembly]

Related to preparing a partially-assembled bike for riding, tips and tricks, best practices, and common issues.

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Minimum chainstay/crankset clearance

I have just finished to assemble a track bike (Cinelli Mash Parallax with Sugino DD75 crankset). Here is a picture of the distance between the right chainstay and the crank spider. I am anxious by ...
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Pedals not turning

So Christmas day and it seems the new bikes I bought the kids aren't quite going to plan! On my daughters 6 speed Viking Belgravia the pedals are not turning and the chain keeps coming off and on my ...
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How to insert fork ring tightly?

I try to insert back the fork in my bicycle. When I was removing it, after unscrewing everything the fork didn't come off by itself, I had to pry and remove aluminium ring which was the last element ...
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Raleigh Alpine 4.2 Shimano front wheel and rear brakes assembly

Hi I recently purchased a Raleigh Alpine 4.2 Shimano. I am having a bit of difficulty with assembling the bike. Would anyone be able to assist with fitting the front wheel. I have included pictures ...
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Rayleigh Alpine handle bar assembly

Hi I recently purchased a Rayleigh Alpine 4.2 Shimano. I am having a bit of difficulty with assembling the bike. Would anyone be able to assist with fitting the handle bar. I have included pictures of ...
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Question on new bike assembly

If I order a Fat Bike online it will come in a box. Is the assembly hard to do for someone fairly good with their hands?
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New Schwinn 700c (bike in a box) assembly

I just got my bike delivered and having more difficulty than I thought putting it together. After buying proper tools it should be okay. Aside from set up tips, does the suggestion about like ...
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What are these washers that came with my front wheel quick release?

I just bought my first bike in probably a decade (Schwinn Discover hybrid bike). There is a quick release for the front wheel. The skewer had a nut, lever, 2 springs, and these 2 washers on it. The ...
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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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Specialized Pitch 2017 clicks like its changed gear but hasnt

I purchased a Specialized Pitch 2017 basic model 1 1/2 weeks ago. When I'm in gear 13 (most comfortable gear to ride on), and put extra pressure on the ride (standing up, pedal faster, harder) it ...
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How to correctly mount double-lock grips?

I have a pair of PRO double lock-on grips (id est two lock rings per grip). In a recent crash, following an immensely helpful tip from a fellow rider, I clung to one end of the handlebars, turning the ...
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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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Best Time to buy new bike? [duplicate]

I have been looking around bikes for a while tried about 10 bikes already and rode about 10 miles on each of them and I think I have come to a conclusion about which one to buy (or did I?) But the ...
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Do Bike stores allow you to ship a bike to them to assemble?

I live in Orlando, Florida, and I am stuck with no transportation besides public buses, taxis, etc. as my bike literally fell apart in pieces in the middle of a road. I am looking to purchase a new ...
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Brake hard on new cycle

I saw someone after buying a new bicycle (a hybrid), pulled the brake as hard as he could for few seconds and dragged the cycle along while braking like that, 1 brake per centimeter. Why did he do ...
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How much assembly is required when an LBS orders a bike?

I'm looking to order a Marin Lombard Elite from my LBS but I want to replace the FSA BB and crankset with Shimano or SRAM parts, and change to a 52/36. When my LBS orders it, does all of that come ...
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Guidelines for building a road bike

I am planning to build a road bike for 5-10km transportation purposes and I want to build it part by part because I only earn $30 to $60 per semi-month (monthly bills are included, that's what I earn ...
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Is there a recommended way to center your handlebars?

Is there a best practice for centering your handlebars in the stem? Besides eyeballing it, I actually tried measuring distances but found that depending on where I measured from and to I got different ...
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Assembly of New Bike

I purchased a new mountain bike online. As I understand it, new bikes are usually shipped only partially assembled, but I don't really know what to expect. Will it just be a matter of attaching ...