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Does a 3x to 1x conversion make sense for this bike?

My daughter was given a 26" hardtail with a slightly weird setup to use as a utility/commuting bike by a guy whose hobby was to build up bikes from old but unused parts... the crankset & ...
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Rear cassette replace 11-30 with 11-32, or 11-28?

I have an 11 speed 11-30 rear cassette that I would like to replace but cannot seem to find an 11-30 anywhere. Can I safely replace this with an 11-28 or an 11-32 without replacing my rear derailleur?...
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Bike trailer/grocery buggy combo

I currently grocery shop either by walking and using a grocery buggy, or by bike with panniers. The grocery buggy (like this one on Amazon) is very convenient, and carries more cargo more easily than ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

I have recently made the decision to commute to work via bike. It’s about 14 miles each way (so just under 30 miles return). I initially started on my old bike but it clearly wasn’t really appropriate ...
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Replacement fork has forked up my bike [closed]

A little while ago, a year or so, I changed the cheapish steel fork on my commuter for a cheapish carbon bladed fork I had hanging around. The headset on the bike is a little non-standard but the shop ...
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Does Cycling Cause Erectile Dysfunction and Sterility [duplicate]

While some of my friends argue that cycling causes erectile dysfunction and sterility (because the testicles are held tightly  close to the body by the padded shorts and because of the constant ...
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Bicycles on Farms?

I was chatting with the owner of a local farm of which I am a subscriber, and he mentioned that he was considering hauling boxes of veggies between work sites using a bicycle or tricycle. There is of ...
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Recommendations on best-value stock fixed gear model?

I am looking for a decent fixed gear model. My whole cycling background is on Mountain Biking, so I don't want to build a fixie with spare parts or convert. I am looking at some out of the box whole ...
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Transporting groceries

What's the best way to transport groceries on rough roads without breakage? (My town has a generous budget for potholes.) I currently use a 2-wheeled cargo trailer, but it there anything I can do to ...
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Wald basket legs too short for cruiser -- how can I install the basket?

I recently purchased a large handlebar basket, a Wald 139-WW for my cruiser, a Trek Pure. I'm having trouble installing the basket. Context: The basket attaches using hooks on the basket to the ...
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Best chain lubricant for commuter/utility bikes?

What's the best chain lubricant for a bike used for riding in normal(ish) clothes, year-round? I've been using Tri-Flow, but that tends to leave black greasy/dirty stains on pants, shoes, etc. I've ...
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