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How can I make my vintage sturmey Archer AW hub take a 3 speed cassette? (Minimal metal work, none if possible)

So to make answering my question easier, I'll start with the goals, I wish to be able to attach a 3 speed cassette and tensioner (relatively low cost) to my vintage Sturmey Archer AW hub so i can have ...
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Reasonable daily distance for cycle touring?

Planning a bike packing with a friend immediately after finals, meaning we have no time to train. Will be cycling for around a month through Europe, on road bikes. I ride a lot but my friend hasn’t ...
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Need help on crank setup for Gravel bike!

I've been cycling for about a year and a half now (yes, I'm a newbie) and I'm very happy with it! I currently have a Merida gravel bike with a GRX 600 crankset (46/30) and 10-speed GRX 400 FD with 11 -...
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Pain in back and back of thigh

I've never ridden a bike before, and I'm not in very good shape. I started riding yesterday (4/15/23). I think my legs are too short, or my seat is too high because the seat digs into the back of my ...
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Drivetrain 1x12 or 2x10 for my MTB use case?

I didn't ride bikes for quite some time and decided to start again this year. I'm currently looking for a MTB that will be kind of universal, I'm pretty much set on everything and picked few models, ...
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New Bicycle Advice? See detailed Specs Below [closed]

I am getting "snow blindness" and don't know where to start but the main thing is my new bicycle is my transportation every day sometimes for several hours and it's also my outlet to blow ...
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Do I need to shorten chain when fitting a new smaller cassette?

My current cassette is 11-36 and I want to change it to 11-32. Can I stay with my current chain or I need to modify my current chain to fit the new cassette?
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Why do my handle bars wobble from side to side?

I am a gramma with my first electric bike. When I ride I notice my handlebars and wheel tend to flip from side to side a lot. Is this because I am out of practice riding or does something need ...
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Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020 CREAKING

I am a newbie when it comes to bikes and I recently purchased a brand new Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020. After about 3 small rides (no more than 5 km a time), I noticed a very loud creak start to ...
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New bike disc brake noise

I have just bought a brand new bike which was put together in the store and the disc brakes, which I have never had before, make a very slight scratching noise. Does this need altering or is it fine ...
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Shifters now that they are unavailable what can I use?

Hey all thanks in advance for help on this matter.  I have a Diamondback mountain bike that uses shifter set Shimano ST-EF51-8R and ST-EF51-L 3x8 disk brake. Son broke them on a jump, apparently ...
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Downhill bike frame conundrum

So I am starting a bike from scratch and really want a downhill frame as I'll be riding downhills and commuting. How and what parts could I use and add to the frame so it is able to commute though I ...
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Choosing my first bike

I would like to get into biking. Haven’t ridden since I was a kid. Back then everyone had a one speed bike. The 10 speed English racer was the bike you dreamed of getting. I never had one. I’m in my ...
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New to bicycle riding. Questions about adjustments and upgrades

I just got my very first bicycle. At 30years old, I never ever rode a bicycle. I walked into a Walmart, bought the nicest looking mountain bike I could find, a 26" Havoc Men's Mountain Bike. My first ...
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How to start riding a recumbent bike?

I want to try riding a recumbent two-wheel bike to see if its easier. So I borrowed one and I just cannot get it to work right. When the owner demonstrates it looks so easy and really fast. We are ...
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