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Getting the best fitted mudguards for a standard road bike

I'm quite new to cycling and soon I'll experience my first winter cycling, thaמkfully I live in quite a dry country so we don't have a lot of rain. I've read all about the clearence issues of regular ...
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Spots on bike bar tape after wet ride

I recently went on a ride which partly involved a light rain and after that I noticed that among other things there were a lot of mud colored spots on my bar tape. I presumed it was grit and mud stuck ...
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What features should I look for in a mudguard?

I am wanting a mudguard that is quite long for the rear. However I don’t want the mud to flick onto my back. I have already tried the ‘Ass Saver Fendor Bendor’ but it slips on my frame. Would you be ...
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Seal Cleat opening on Clipless Waterproof / Winter Cycling shoes?

I own some Shimano MW7 waterproof cycling shoes I use for wet riding and 45Nrth Wolvhammer boots for deep winter riding. Should I be concerned about water entering my shoe via the cleat opening? If ...
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Solutions for preventing/removing raindrops on glasses when riding in rain? [duplicate]

I have to wear glasses when riding by bike and when it rains it can become hard to see my surroundings. Wiping them with my hand/glove makes things worse as it smudges everything. Before I resort to ...
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compatible Shimano 3 speed left shifter (model: ST-EF51-AL)?

I have a Carrera Subway Limited edition 2014 with V brakes. The front gears don't shift any longer since I recently got caught in a lot of rain. I've been told by a cycle repair that I need to change ...
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Will driving through heavy rain with bike on my car damage the bike?

I'll be driving for 4 hours with my bike on the rack through heavy rain. Will this damage the bike?
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How do different types of handlebar tape do in the rain?

I'm planning to replace the handlebar tape (nonabsorbent, basic plastic tape with no padding) on my commuter bike, and I was looking to switch to cork tape. However, I always park it outside and it ...
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Waterproof overshoes on Platform Pedals with pins

Are there Overshoes designed to last on Platform Pedals with pins? How long would a "normal" overshoe last on platform pedals before it shreds? Sofar I've been doing fine with some plastic and scotch ...
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Safety - Improve braking power in wet conditions

I have a Dawes Giro Competition with Vuelta Stylus Corsa rims (aluminium I think although I'm not certain), Mavic Aksion 700x25c slick tyres and Tektro R540 brakes. Brake pads are standard Tektro pads ...
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after heavy rain or washing, which parts of the bike to re-lube and with what? [duplicate]

Good afternoon, I'm a relatively new cyclist and I've been caught out in a heavy rain a few times recently. After this, or if I was to wash my bike thoroughly, I'm not sure which parts of the bike ...
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How to keep glasses dry in the rain?

Today in the middle of my ride it started raining and I could barely see due to the amount of rain on my glasses. This is basically what I could see I have jokingly talked about using Rain-X on my ...
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Are there any clip-on fenders that provide as full coverage as bolt-on fenders?

Are there any clip-on non-eyelet fenders that provide as full coverage as bolt-on fenders? I live in Seattle and am buying a new carbon commuting rain bike. Many of the high end bikes do not offer ...
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Cantilever brakes gets very weak if it rains

I have a bicycle with cantilever brakes. Under light rain or dry weather the braking action is not very powerful, but good enough. However, under heavy rain the braking action gets close to 0. This ...
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Should I seal the open spoke holes on my front rim?

I have a 16 spoke front wheel on my road bike. The hub is an oddball Shimano one with 16 big nipples at the hub end instead of the rim end. This wheel also has a 32 hole aluminium/aluminum rim: I ...
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Smooth tires on wet road?

In this answer : link (With regard to tires, there seems to be a widespread belief that the mountain bike tires will grip all kinds of surfaces better, including asphalt: in other words, that they ...
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Can an aluminium frame rust from the inside if water has been in it for some time?

My bike has been sitting out in the open for a few months due to lack of space. When I finally decided to strip it down and bring it inside, a lot of water came out of the frame. It could have been ...
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Are there fenders designed specifically for bikes with racks?

I have a bike with a rear rack and want to buy a rear fender. Is there any fender that is specifically designed to be used in a combination with a bike rack?
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Casual, stylish jacket for cycling? [closed]

I've been looking for a commuting jacket for a few months and haven't found anything suitable. Are there any casual-looking jackets with the following features for autumn/winter commuting in a city ...
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A long, straight, stiff mudguard?

I saw a bike with such a mudguard the other day. It was mounted on the seat tube and stuck straight out horizontally, between the two seat stays, over the brake and then over the rear wheel. I liked ...
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What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?

I have a bicycle. I ride it everyday because it was my primary vehicle. When I was going to campus or another places, I used it. Currently, the raining season is on my country. I would like to keep ...
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Disc brakes better for rainy days?

Are disc brakes more effective on rainy weather? I had a close call riding my road bike during a morning rain and almost collided with a parked car. My road bike is steel and has tektro branded ...
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Which clothes to use in wet weather for long distances?

When I want to do a longer ride (let's say 3 hours) in rainy weather, what are the best ways to keep dry? I already checked this question, but it does not address long rides and most answers only give ...
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storing bike outside - avoiding trapped moisture and rainfall (bike covers)

I just got a specialized tricross for riding in the city and going on short tours around Europe. Unfortunately I don't have enough space in the corridor of the house so I will have to put it outside ...
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Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain [closed]

I commute about 10 miles a day in Portland, OR. Needless to say rain is a big part of many of my rides. My current rain pants leave me almost as sweaty as if I had just ridden without the rain gear. ...
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I know there are better rain-forecast sources than “hourly forecast” websites. What's the best such source? [closed]

When biking, I'm not so concerned about how the temperature will fluctuate. I'm much more concerned about whether or not it will rain. I sometimes wonder about two things: Will it rain in my city? If ...
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Is it safe to Cycle with an Umbrella?

Is it safe to cycle while holding an Umbrella? Obviously it's at least a little less safe than biking without holding something in your left (or right) hand. But how much more dangerous is it? ...
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Wind- and water-resistent jackets

To answer the comment after this question, what should one know about wind- and water-resistent jackets? For example, what is "Gore-Tex", is it always expensive, and is there anything else like it? ...
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How to find a bell that works well in the rain?

I have a small aluminum bell with a striker on the side that has a good loud piercing "ding" that's easily heard from over 100 feet away (30 meters). However, when it's raining and the bell gets wet, ...
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What weather conditions are slicks suitable for?

I currently use 700x25 slicks on my commuting bike, to get the easiest ride possible. I also own: 700x28 with some tread 700x35 metal studded snow tires (Purchased last year for UK snow) ...
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How can I add full fenders to a frame with no braze-ons?

I recently picked up a bike I want to ride in Seattle rain, but missed the fact that the frame had no braze-ons for attaching full-coverage fenders. I already have a set of SKS Raceblades, but they ...
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What is the best way to prevent skidding/fishtailing on wet pavement?

This is related to the "What is the recommended type of tire for riding on wet pavement" question. I also live in Seattle. So now has come the time where I often need to go down some steep hills on ...
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Keeping your feet dry (or do you not even care?)

I've finally gotten to the nirvana-like level of not caring if it's raining / snowing etc when I ride. While this is great from a biking perspective I still end up with wet feet / socks. While this is ...
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Mountain bike rain coat / jacket (packable, not for winter)

I am looking to get a thin rain coat. I have a good one for the depths of winter (it needs water proofing again), but it is way too hot to wear it any other time. (I am a portable radiator.) My hope ...
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Protecting gadgets against rain during touring

When carrying laptop / camera around I'm always stressed out when it starts raining. Living in a city one can easily avoid rain though - but on a long touring trip there will inevitably be cases when ...
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Summer rain jacket recommendations

I'm commuting an hour each way each day in summer now and it rains sometimes. I have a GoreTex jacket which I bought 10 years ago for walking in. With additional inner warm clothes I wear it in ...
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What clothing is best for wet weather/cycling in the rain?

I tried wearing a raincoat to keep out the rain, but find I get hot and sweaty inside. So my question is, what clothing do you find works best for you when cycling in wet weather? Thanks.
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Is it safe to ride a racing road bike in very wet weather?

I'm used to riding on a MTB, but since I've got a new road bike, I'm quite paranoid about the slick tyres. How good are they in wet weather? I'm scared of braking too hard, or even just turning!!
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How do I prevent disk brakes from squeaking in the rain?

When I got my new bike with disk brakes, I thought that they would perform much better in the rain. While this is true, they still squeak quite loud in wet conditions, which is quite annoying. Is ...