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Where could i find the intended travel for my specific mtb suspension forks

I have a Akela forged CR-MO mtb suspension fork that im trying to find the specs for. I'm building a bicycle for the first time and need forks for it. I have a few forks laying around. I know the ...
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Is there a site which has a good collection of recumbent bikes, still for sale new, to compare?

I am ready for a new recumbent bike and I know what I want, I also know that I will not be able to get all features in one bike as they are contradictory. Searching internet shows me a lot of sites ...
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Where are the Online Bike Databases?

I'm starting to look for a new bike, and have grown accustomed to shopping online (or at least, pricing online) for just about everything I buy. One feature that makes online shopping especially ...
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What is the carbon footprint of a new bike?

When you look at the complete journey from bauxite to bicycle via China, a big container ship and the bicycle showroom, there probably is quite a lot of CO2 emissions involved in making a new bicycle. ...
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Submitting road data to Google

I have really enjoyed Google Maps cycling directions but find it lacking a lot where I live. I really want to update the maps with new/better information but I don't know the what, how, or where. ...
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What are the most effective methods of bicycling advocacy?

Are all the best efforts truly local, or are there good regional/national causes (for example, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy) that are worth supporting?
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Where to find good bicycle maintenance info?

If there is a good book what would it be? I'm pretty sure I can find stuff on YouTube (any particular user?). Any blogs out there?