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Slam stem without increasing reach

(mm=cm) I want to slam the stem and switch to a -17 degree stem for aesthetics. I know that I can comfortably ride with the corresponding stack height because my old bike has a much lower stack height....
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Are wider tires on a road bike a good idea?

I live in a city but also like to go into a cross-country areas as well. I've also noticed that there are rare models of road-bikes that offer an option to install wide tires: Oh, and you can fit a ...
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Nishiki Sport - Year/Model Upgrade Restrictions?

How do I determine the year model of my Nishiki Sport road bike? I have had it since the 1990s when I bought it at a garage sale. I finally started riding it in 2008/9. I rode it in a 40-mile ...
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Replacing SRAM Apex 1x with Shimano GRX 1x

I have a SCOTT GRAVEL Expert with SRAM APEX 1x10 crankset. The crank is similar to this bike. I've been looking for a GXP power meter but they are difficult to find in both the used market and new, ...
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Shimano and Sram compatibility on Wahoo Kickr

I have a 2017 Wahoo Kickr which doesn't allow for a Sram xdr driver...but I now have all Sram Red AXS eTap 12 speed. Since the Kickr will accommodate a Shimano spline, can I put on a 12 speed Shimano ...
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I need help with 2 HG 700 11 spd cassettes. Why are they different?

I got two HG 700 cassettes. One came on my gravel wheelset with my canyon grail (received in January 2023) let's call it A and I bought the other one recently (September 2023) to fit on my road ...
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Want to find out more about my Cannondale R900

I just bought what appears to be a Cannondale R900 polished aluminum road bike and am wondering about the year. Has the following ID on the bottom bracket: EI 08018 BE246 3BOW54 Also interested in ...
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Suitability of UK National Cycle Route 4 for road bike

I'm planning a ride from London to Bath, and would I like to do the majority of it on National Cycle Route (NCR) 4, which is also part of EuroVelo 2. I'm aware that the route follows several canal tow-...
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Identify new gravel road bike from photo

This is a photo I came across earlier this year of a gravel bike that is gorgeous and I would love to know what brand it is. Hopefully it i identifiable. Thank you
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Are my tyres fully worn?

These are https://www.donnellycycling.com/products/strada-lgg-700-x-28-60-tpi-wire-bead-clincher?variant=1590231400466 The treads are still visible...but the middle section looks a bit worn to me. I'm ...
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How is the suspension frequency response effected by the wheel diameter?

Imagine riding off a curb, crossing a pothole, or hitting a pebble. Would you prefer to ride that with a toy bike or a penny-farthing? Regardless of preference, the penny-farthing would have a ...
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Road AXS front and rear derailleur with Shimano cassette, chain and cranket

I have a rear wheel with a 142x12 Shimano road 11 freehub body. That body can take 11-xx Shimano 12 speeds cassette. I have the opportunity to get a SRAM Force eTap AXS kit with front and rear ...
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Which Shimano Freehubs can I use on the WH-R550 wheel?

Looking to replace the freehub on a Shimano WH-R550. The Shimano parts line-up is a total mess. No LBS has been able to give any accurate info. Basically question is, which freehubs can I use on the ...
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What are examples of low- or no-cost laws that favor cyclists? What U.S. state has implemented the most laws?

There are a lot of parts of bicycle advocacy that cost money. Bikeways. Separated traffic signals. Parking facilities. I'm not here to talk about any of those. I'm thinking more today about state ...
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Will 700x35c fit my Giant Cadex 980c frame or are they too big in any way?

My Giant Cadex 980c has 700x28c tires. Will 700x35c tires fit the frame? Make clear if you want to know anything else.
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Front fork brake posts removal

I wonder if the v brake pivot posts can be removed from the front fork, even though the posts have no flat side to undo them with a spanner? Can these be removed with a pair of pliers or a grip of ...
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Back wheel tube consistently popping when putting wheel back on bike

I ride a Specialized Allez that's probably 15 years old, and recently had to purchase new wheels and tires because mine were stolen. I put a new tube on my new back wheel, and it popped as soon as I ...
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Rotor Crank and BB Rubbing Noise on Road Bike

Just bought a new Corratec CCT Evo and there has been an annoying noise from the crank. It's a rubbing noise that is always present when pedaling at any cadence or power. Listen here: https://...
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11 speed MTB cassette on 11 speed road hub (once again!)

Before I start: I know a similar question has been already answered here, but this time it comes with a twist. So here I go: My setup: 11 speed road hub - stock on on my DTs 11 speed MTB cassette - ...
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Can I attach a Rear Derailleur to this bike?

I really want to put a six-speed free wheel on here and a rear derailleur but I don't know if this bike will accept a RD. Does anybody know if I would be able to add a hanger or if I can do a Direct ...
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Bianchi Bike - Help Identifying Model

I'm looking at buying a Bianchi bike, I was wondering if anyone can tell from this image the type of bike, model and year. The owner bought it 2nd hand so doesn't have much info. Any assistance would ...
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Bike chain making clicking noise when pedaling (both when pedaling hard and easy)

The bike is making a clicking noise when I sit on it and pedal. The problem is a lot less obvious when I put it up and try to spin the crank, but when I try to spin the crank with some resistance ...
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Choosing parallel side or main road when route mapping

When mapping routes, I often come across sections where there are roads that run parallel to each other with a block or two separating them. Often if one is a main road the other is a secondary road ...
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Problem with shifting up from small-small

I have a problem when trying to shift from the smallest sprocket on the rear casette to the bigger one when on the small chainring. It tries but it seems there isn't enough tension on the cable. If I &...
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Group ride - Proper descent etiquette

I was recently on a 15-25 person group ride in the US (where traffic is on the right-hand side of the road) where the following happened: At the start of a short descent on a low-trafficked road, the ...
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Passing parked cars with oncoming traffic - UK Highway Code

This is a tricky one and a problem I suspect others encounter, but I can't find a definitive answer so... On my cycle (in the UK), I have a few streets which are narrow with parked cars on the left (...
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Why would I use a trainer instead of riding outside?

Though it's not the case for everyone, I'm comfortable biking through four seasons and this keeps me in an acceptable condition. Say that I entered a race and wanted to train to improve my performance....
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Best integrated road shifter/brake levers for people with small hands?

I’ve seen this subject raised a lot on various forums but with no definitive answer. Lots of opinions but no hard data. My questions are: Is there a measure of lever suitability for small hands? (...
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Can anyone help source a quote. Something like, “Even gears are for concrete mixers.”

I feel like I heard this quote from an old school cyclist, like a Belgian who spent a lot of years wearing a poncho or some such. I could also swear that I found the source of the quote a few years ...
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How to deal with impatient drivers

Sometimes when I'm riding on the road and taking up a lane, drivers behind me honk impatiently. Presumably they want me to move of the side of the road or on to the sidewalk so they can pass. Should ...
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Road tyres and tubes for a mountain bike

A few years ago, I was given a very cheap dual-suspension 18 speed disc-braked mountain bike. Neither the giver nor I were very knowlegeable about bikes. I use it primarily for riding on the road, ...
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What model of Cannondale road bike is this

I'm seeking a road bike in my size and this one is (47-49cm). Seller knows nothing about bikes and doesn't know the model, year, or materials. It's a Cannondale, all original except seat and pedals.
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HELP Identifying a vintage MTB frame

I only have three clues: "3.0 Aluminum" on the top tube Serial Number on the frame itself "Designed in the USA" flag decal Can anyone help me identify this vintage MTB frame?
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Converting my city cross bike into gravel bike

I bought a bike (Stevens 6x lite tour) a little while ago. I've been riding it very often and i love it. I've been making 50-60 KMS rides on weekends on it. But now i wish I had drop handle bars ...
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Crack on bike wheel rim

I hit the edge of a cone yesterday when biking and had a pretty hard fall. Was looking at my bike to see what damage it took. Saw this crack on the rim, is this something really serious that I should ...
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Is my cassette made of steel?

I want to know when to change my chain: I purchased the following item: It has two sides: 0,75 % --> for aluminium Cassette 1 % --> for steel cassette (according to https://de.wikipedia.org/...
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Does anyone know this brand? I’ve never heard about and couldn’t find anything on Google

It says “PRIMA CYCLE” but I’m not sure its the name of the brand. Any Idea?
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Whats a good entry-mid wheelset for a salsa fargo?

Im building my touring/sportive bike for this summer, and i ve decided to go with a salsa fargo frame, and im thinking of having two separate wheelsets, one for more offroad touring, and one for road ...
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Ross 294S Shifting Overhaul, Help

first post here. Getting in to road cycling, bought an old Ross 294S steelie with downtube friction shifters. Want to switch to a brifter system. I’ve watched a bunch of vids and googled but can’t ...
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Carbon or paint crack

Does this crack look cosmetic or structural to you? It's tiny hairline thick. UPDATE: I took the bike to trek store and their technician looked at it (I think he simply did tap test) and said he ...
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Can I make Shimano XTR Shadow 2008 work with road shifters and hydraulic disk brakes

I am getting a new bike (Giant Revolt Advanced 3) and because of GRX being completely out of stock I am not able to upgrade the GRX400 that comes with it. I will have to do it later. Since I have a ...
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What are some key road flat pedal bicycle adjustments that affect neck strain?

Over time I grew to understand that different adjustments (saddle, handlebars, pedals, stem) affect different parts of the body. Often multiple at ones and often indirectly - by altering something ...
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Ride on rightmost lane that goes straight or right yield to drivers?

Sometimes I ride in the middle of a right most lane that can go either straight or right. Sometimes I get honked at red light cause drivers want me to move so they can pass me and make right turn. ...
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I got a leak on my shimano 105 R7020 STI

My caliper rotor push oil back in the STI. All of the sudden mineral oil started leaking. Do you know SKU of this part? (click for larger views)
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Grx 10 speed problem

I have a new 10 speed grx group set. The right hand shifter have only 9 gear. I check the problem is in lever,i felt in high gear it was making a big jump. Are there any suggestions for someone who is ...
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First Hand Ride Comparison Vittoria Corsa G2.0 vs. Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clinchers 700X28 [closed]

I currently ride Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tires (i.e. inner tube and not tubular) and felt a noticeable improvement in ride quality between that and my previous Bontrager R3s. I am curious ...
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Is cycling on this 35mph road too dangerous?

I'm thinking of bike commuting to work and there is a stretch of road with no sidewalk and 35mph speed limit. Is this too dangerous for biking? I'm not in the best shape so I can't go very fast. ...
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First time to install Clincher Tire to Rim

I am a beginner here. I am installing for the first time my own tire and want to make sure I have a basic issue down. I have a new set of Fulcrum carbon clincher wheels. Basic question here....I do ...
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Replacement guide for different cleats?

I'm planning to replace my wellgo 6 degree float to look keo grip 9 degree float. I've searched for cleats replacement guide online but most of them only caters to replacing identical cleats. I'm ...
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Convert single speed, steel framed, vintage track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a steel framed single speed vintage track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more ...
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