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Tyre recommendations for 20mm inner width

I decided to purchase some new tubeless ready rims which have 20mm inner rim width. I was wondering if anyone had any tyre recommendations that would be compatible with these rims? I intend on running ...
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Suggestions for replacing melted grips?

I've recently decided to take up my bike again after A WHILE. Now, one of the issues I have is that the grips are melted and sticky . I know the advice usually is "buy better grips" but ...
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Wheel upgrade for a Trek Domane Al 2 [closed]

i'm wanting to put new rims on my TREK DOMANE AL 2 and i was wanting to know if these would work and if you have a recommendation please feel free to comment them https://www.amazon.com/ELITEWHEELS-...
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Internal hub shifters vs derailleur shifters indexing?

What is the indexing like on the popular internally-geared hubs (shimano nexus and sram i-motion)? Can one use a 3-speed front shimano derailleur shifter (e.g. acera) for a 3-speed shimano nexus hub? ...
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Recommendation for a dual valve mini pump with bottle cage bracket, gauge and thumb lock chuck (a hose nice to have) [closed]

I currently use Lezyne Pressure Drive in medium size (21cm) with the body made of aluminium together with a replacement hose that comes with an inline gauge and is stored inside of the pump. I find it ...
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I’m intending doing the UK C2C and wondered what would be the most suitable bike to buy? [closed]

Bike choice £1000 Coast to coast ride in the UK. Been riding a Ridgeback Voyage but too heavy.
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Android tracking app that only periodically uses GPS [closed]

I'm of course fully aware that there are tons of tracking apps for Android. But I want to track where I rode without draining my phone's battery. I want to know roughly how far I want, roughly where I ...
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Can anyone help me with identify this Giant bike?

I need a name for this bike so I can look into it. It's going to be sold to me but I don’t want to get ripped off. Thanks!
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Which bike's best fit for me? [closed]

I'm sorry if this isn't the right place for these kinds of questions, but I don't know where else to ask. I haven't owned a bike since I was a kid. I'm planning to buy one and as of now I've narrowed ...
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How do I choose a good mountainbike

I am a kid that wants to start riding a MTB, but I do not have a lot of money to buy a expensive bike. I have about R 10 000 South African Rand. (600 dollars) how do I buy a bike that can be used to ...
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bike for surfing: hybrid vs beach cruiser vs fat [closed]

I’m looking for a bike to take my surfboard (6’6”) to local surf breaks. I would be biking 1-4 miles on a concrete or asphalt beach path that gets some sand on it. What’s a good bike for this ...
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Suspension seatpost for mountain biking? [duplicate]

I've seen several seatposts on the market with suspension built into them such as the Thudbuster, Redshift, and Kinect and was wondering if anyone is using one for mountain biking? Is it worth the ...
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Finding the correct bike for short tours and daily commutes [closed]

I am looking for a new bike after my current one has started to fall apart mostly. As a disclaimer upfront: I have very little knowledge on bikes. For my current bike I did very minor repairs myself (...
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Is there a bicycle designed for slow riding?

I enjoy my road bike, but recently my children have become old enough to ride, but still very slowly. I'd like to be able to ride with them on all or mostly flat pavement, but the road bike just isn'...
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Jaqwire KEB vs Shimano DA Brake Cables [closed]

Looking to replace my brake cables/outers on my CX bikes (105 brifters and TRP Spyres brakes). Both outers (front and rear) run the full length (shifter to brake) on my CAADX so there’s a lot of outer ...
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What would be a good style of bike for Big Guys

I am in need of help on purchasing a bike for a Big Guy. I am 6 foot and 365 pounds (that's 183 centimetres and 166 kilograms). I am trying to better my health and want to get more active by riding a ...
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Is there a ranking of bicycle manufacturer brands in terms of quality?

How much does actual branding weigh in these days when it comes to buying a bicycle of an established brand (i.e from a bicycle store)? Or is it all about the components and the brand is just a label?
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Which rims should I purchase to avoid breakage of spokes?

I might need to replace my rims soon. I've had frequent problems with breakage of spokes, so it's a good opportunity to buy stronger rims and/or spokes. What characteristics should I look for if I ...
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Advice for buying a new crankset for my bike

Long story short: I recently bought a second-hand bike (good condition), but the guy who sold it to me screwed the pedals in the wrong sides. After two months of riding, the thread on the inside of ...
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Why is Giant's older Roam 1 more expensive than the newer Roam 2 and 3?

I'm pretty new to biking and I have been looking at Giant's Roam line of bicycles, and noticed that the Roam 1 is more expensive than the Roam 2 and the Roam 2 is more expensive than the Roam 3. ...
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What's the checklist when buying a second-hand frame?

I am buying a second hand frame (Dawes 201 hybrid) build up (first time doing that, so exciting). I'm paying cash on collection, so can back out if anything looks wrong. What should I look for on the ...
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What road bike would suit my criteria? [closed]

I own two bikes, both are vintage. Steel frames with 700C wheels, friction downtube shifting, drop bars, toe clips. One is more speedy with less comfort (fixed gear conversion), the other leans more ...
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Is SLX FD 675-B front derailleur appropriate for my bike?

It seems I've made a few 'tiny' errors when choosing components to upgrade my bike. The biggest issues I'm facing at the moment are crankset and front derailleur... Bike is Eyble Psych 4 Black ...
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handlebar light (or mount) with ball and socket joint

Is there a handlebar light or mount that uses a ball and socket joint or otherwise allows complete freedom to change where it points? I like to adjust my light depending on a # of factors. For example,...
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Medium Budget Road Bikes for India [closed]

Bikers of Indian subcontinent, can you enumerate few medium budget road bikes for beginners with its pros/cons.
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Are Bikesdirect.com bikes any good? [closed]

I need a new touring bike. I live in an area where such bikes are associated with exorbitant prices. Given that I am really attracted to buying my next touring bike from Bikesdirect.com and cut the ...
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Is there a spoke light that is ultrabright? [closed]

I love the setup this guy demos here as it is attention-grabbing and is visible from all directions, however I'm wondering what options I have with ultrabright spoke lights. The description says they ...
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Buying a bike: Older, used high-quality components or new average-quality components?

I realize that fit and personal comfort, etc. are most important, but, I need some advice. I just got into duathlons and triathlons this year, and started with a very low end bike. I'm now looking to ...
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Specialized Cycle Computer?

I'm in the market for a cycle computer that runs in cold weather. Does the Specialized SpeedZone Sport Double Wireless ANT+ work in the cold (eg down to 20 degrees F or hopefully lower)? (I just got ...
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How do I buy a used bike? [closed]

Since we have a lot of questions asking about buying a used bike, I thought we could do a community wiki on how to buy used bikes as a be-all, end-all. There are a few main questions: 1) How do I ...
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How do I find chainrings? [duplicate]

I've got Sram x7 3x10 crankset, and now it's time to change chainrings. But I'm really confused about what should I choose: there are lots of options (e.g. here: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ru/...
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What tools should I carry around to replace the tube on a bike with bolt-on wheels while on the road?

I'm considering getting a fixed-gear bike for commuting, and I'm unclear on how one can quickly replace a punctured tube on a bike with bolt-on wheels. So far, all the bikes I've had (at least, since ...
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Are there any alternatives to Strava?

I have been using Strava for the last year to track my daily commutes, mountain bike rides and hikes. Unfortunatly, I have found that Strava appears to be hiding my data from me. It seems like I ...
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Modern gumwall light touring tires?

Are there any modern road/light touring tires which look like the gumwall tires of yesteryear? In particular, I'm looking for all-weather road tires with serious puncture resistance, i.e. a more-or-...
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I need help on Buying a Bicycle [closed]

I want to buy a bicycle for losing weight. I need a single speed one, though my budget is Narrow (like too narrow). Please help me what type of bike should I buy.
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For a very amateur rider, is Specialized or Trek worth it? [closed]

After 15 years of being off a bike--and my waist line showing it--I'm about to buy a new bike and get back in shape. Looking around, Trek and Specialized appear to have good hybrids, which is my ...
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Upgrade options for hybrid Scott Sub10 bars?

I currently have a flat bar on a hybrid bike (the Scott Sub10). It's a great bike, and I had the saddle height and angle adjusted at the store, so I've got the right leg angle on the down stroke and ...
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Should I go clipless? [duplicate]

My bike is a Giant Reign, and I ride in the UK. I like going to local gravity parks and trail centres and my local tracks are mainly downhill orientated but I also like to get out on longer rides. I'm ...
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How popular is the "Sold Secure" certification among reasonable-quality lock makers?

I'm a recent convert to cycling, having moved to Amsterdam, and I intend to buy a U-lock for a bike I'm getting. Now, people have recommended that I buy U-locks with a "sold secure" label - but in a ...
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Hybrid bike stolen, trying to weigh factors for how to replace

I had my 2006 Trek 3700 stolen from my apartment today. I reported it to the police and should be getting at least a small amount of money from renter's insurance. It was locked with a Kryptonite ...
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3- 5 gear special gearset?

So, a while back when I was rebuilding my vintage Shogun 6-speed, I realized that I only use 2- 3 gears on my commutes to and from school, crew, and other daily rides. The next day, I went to my local ...
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Vista Sport Vintage Bicycle

Can anyone tell me what happen to the Vista Bicycle company? I'd like to know where to find parts, and did another company buy out Vista? My Vista Sport 27inch 10 speed bike was purchased 40 years ...
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Specs for parts on Giant Defy 4 (2013) to decide on upgrades to transfer parts onto another bike

I have a 2013 Giant Defy 4 and a new Montague Urban(UK)/Crosstown(USA) folding 21" 700c. I'd like to make the Montague better for the occasional uphill commute home I do when I don't have access to a ...
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Does anyone have experience with wooden saddles?

I've been looking online at a wooden road saddle and it looks pretty sweet but not sure how comfortable it's going to be... The description says it's made from maple wood and designed to flex, so it ...
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How much speed can I buy

I am currently riding an entry level carbon road bike (Fuji Gran Fondo 2.5, compact 50/34 crankset, 105 group, 12/30 10 speed, Oval 327 wheels, but I suspect the details are not important-you have all ...
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Does anyone have any special notes on buying pannier racks?

I have a 520 mm cro-mo vintage tsunado road bike. It has 27 inch wheels. I'm putting a pannier rack on the back *preferably steel, but I'll consider Al. It doesn't have the upper mounts but the ...
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Can I add 3rd chainring to a an old Sugino double?

I have a vintage (165mm-Crnk) Sugino 40/48 on here now, but am looking to add some gear range for up hill with med-sm load. I have a Tiagra short cage RD and a Sora double FD. I am friction shifting. ...
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What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle? [closed]

I ask this here because I couldn't find too much information or reviews about BLB Mosquito saddles. If administrators find this question doesn't fit into this place, please feel free to remove/edit ...
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Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting

Currently I use a touring bike with rear rack and a single panier on my 15km commute. In my panier I carry a full set of clothes including shoes, a small coat and a towel. I want to start using my ...
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Bike seat frame

I got a Rhode Gear childs seat from a friend but they needed the Blackburn rack they had for it to go on for there next seat, where would I find out what type of Blackburn frame I need to fit an ...
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