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How to secure a fully carbon (aero) bike when washing/repairing on a stand?

My bike is fully carbon (frame, seatpost, saddle etc...) and I clean it regularly. I have read/heard from multiple sources that you should not clamp carbon materials when using a bike stand. However, ...
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What does EN 14781 certificate mean?

This is a old (replaced by another certificate around 2014; ISO something) certificate for racing bikes given by European Committee of Standardization. (EN 1xxxx for another types). But what does this ...
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What is the maximum and average power that can be produced by 175 mm crank length [closed]

Power produced by 175mm crank length in semi recumbent racing bike
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Are bicycles with wide tires bad for road racing?

I have Schnell Damping 26, which is a mountain bike with front and rear suspension. Some people suggest me that thick tire bikes are not good for road racing. What is the reason? Also, some suggest ...
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Aero bike vs climbing bike for running in Crits

I'm considering building a road bike and getting into running Crits this Summer and I'm unsure as to go with an Aero bike or a climbing (lightweight) bike. Based on my general understanding, when not ...
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“Racing bikes” with fenders and a rack

I'm new to the sport of cycling, although I have been biking as transportation for a few years. I'm a poor college student in possession of a hybrid bike, a Mongoose Crossway. I went into a local ...
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Does anyone recognize this titanium frame?

I bought this titanium frame some time ago. No markings, only the serial number on the bottom bracket. The 84 probably stands for 1984 as the bike was fitted with Campy's 50th Anniversary gruppo. The ...
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recommended clothing for compromise betwee office and and biking home on a race bike?

I recently started riding to work again. I'm using a hybrid (they're called that way. its a sporty bicycle with full gears and tires between city and mtb type tires) now, but i want to use my racing ...
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safety of carbon fiber bonded to aluminum fork crown

I recently experienced the failure of the carbon fork on my 2001 K2 Mod3 road bike at 20 miles per hour. Yes, I was injured. My question is the bonding agent that secures the carbon fiber fork to the ...
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Why are the rear wheels of time trial bikes disc shaped rather than having spokes?

Won't having disk shaped wheels cause more wind resistance with crosswinds? What are the benefits of having these sort of wheels?
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Time trial improvement from new bike

I can average 21.7mph for a 20 mile time trial (00:55:15), on my 2001 Rockhopper with 1.25" fatboy slicks, no lock out on shock. My bike weighs 25.25 lbs. I'm planning on buying a Cervelo 2012 r3, 16....
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What bikes will be used by the competitors in the Mountain Bike Olympics?

I'm just curious to know what bike models and setups will be used by the competitors? Is there any data out there on the web?
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What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?

I've been looking at a lot of the coverage of the Tour de France. All of the attention is on the cyclists, and no attention whatsoever on the cycles. Even in photographs or videos, they are so far ...