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What year is Dyno “air” anodized red 3mag wheel

!bmx dyno "air"red anodized 3spoke wheel mags](https://i.stack.imgur.com/Kgr2E.jpg)
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Chain breaker design

Had to shorten a chain on a junk-pile find the other day- regular old 10 speed pressed link chain. I have used a chain breaker many times before, but this one was being finicky--the chain wanted to ...
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Positioning of mobile phone on handlebar

When using a maps app on a smartphone, I find it distinctly more appealing to position the phone in landscape mode. I'm not entirely clear why, perhaps because the app designers (google maps, say) pay ...
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Looking to start mountain biking. Any advice? [on hold]

I am looking to start mountain biking and I am a college student so I have a tight budget. I found a used (ridden about 3 times) Felt 7 eight for sale on Facebook. My budget is about 500 for the bike ...
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What kind of bike do I have, “manufacturer/model”

I just bought this bike at a garage sale, mainly because i was told by my friend of how amazing of a deal it was, that this particular bike was worth at least 3 times the amount I paid. Anyways I ...
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DT SWISS 1800C Spline converting from 142-12mm to 135-10mm thru bolt

I'm building up my AWOL 2016 model and bought new wheels and front fork. With the front wheel I have no issue, but the back wheel presents a small problem. The wheels i bought are DT Swiss C 1800 ...
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Will a tube smaller than the tire be compatible? [duplicate]

I have a e-scooter with 10" by 2.50" wheels that needs a tube. Will a 10" by 2" tube be compatible with the tire? Or do I need to purchase one with the same size as the tire? Please let me know. Thank ...
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How do I know what gear combinations should work without chain rasp on front derailleur?

I tried adjusting the front derailleur on a 3x10 trekking bike. After fiddling around a long time, I concluded that is probably not possible to make all cogs work with all chainrings. How do I know ...
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How to replace this SRSUNTOUR slider sleeve?

This is unusual sleeve in a Suntour XCR fork. I can't find any instructions how to replace it. May be you have any ideas? Sorry for poor picture quality, it's hard to make proper light in the leg.
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How to / is it possible to straighten a bent seatstay/chainstay on a steel frame? At home or inexpensively by a professional

I have a Genesis Croix de Fer 20 (725 Chromoly) and crashed with my friend on his bike. On one side the back of the frame bent out so the wheel drops out, it is bent but not crumpled. I would like ...
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Need some help identifying my new project

I need some help identifying my new project. I would like to get new decals for it. Only 'CICL' left on headbadge, can't figure out what's left on the down tube. Numbers stamp on bottom bracket 52. ...
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Rear wheel slipping out of slot after attempting a 180

So whenever I try a 180, I seem to put quite a bit of sideways force on the rear wheel when I land because I never make it the whole way. After the landing, it causes the wheel to come out of its slot....
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Shimano LP25 Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket

I recently attempted to rebuild a sealed cartridge Shimano LP25 bottom bracket. These are meant to be replaced when worn out, but I thought: if someone on YouTube can do it, I can too. The problem is ...
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How to address a wobbly cassette

I've had this mountain bike a little over 2 yrs. I had it serviced when I bought it because it was recommended even though it's not an expensive bike. One day the chain slipped off multiple times ...
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Are 9150 shifters and wireless compatible with 9100 Rear Derailleur?

I’m getting Di2 for the first time and have 9150 crankset, shifters, and front derailleur. I was hoping to leverage the wireless features to - do I need to get the 9150 rear derailleur or can I settle ...
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Chain skipping and loud noise when pedalling

Last year I changed old chain, all cables, rear and front derailleurs with new cheapest shimano parts. It has 7 speed cassette with tourney 6/7 speed rear derailleur. As summer started I took this ...
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“Oil” all over bike

I got caught in a rain storm yesterday, noticed my rear brake wasn't catching well in the rain, got home and dried everything off and the rear wheel/dropouts were completely black-streaked, covered in ...
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Compatibility between Shimano 105 crankset and Shimano Deore derailleur

I have a wild idea to replace a crankset on my Merida Crossway 500 (2014) (which is now SR Suntour NCX-FX-10s 48A-36-26 CG) with Shimano 105 5750 cCompact 10sp (switch from 3-speed to 2-speed). The ...
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Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim?

Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim? The tire diameter is 8 mm smaller than the rim, so it's going to be tight - but will it fit with some extra force, and might there be any other problems?
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Folding basket - is there such a thing?

I'd like to be able to go to a grocery (or some other) store on my commute from work. I've got a rear rack (b-tween). I know, that I can permanently mount a basket on it, but I'd prefer not to since ...
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Identification from a youtube video

I need help with identification. I really like the style of the bike, but can't find any information about it. Does anyone know ?
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Shimano Alivio parts ID (with pictures)

I was given a bicycle that's in need of some repairs. I replaced the worn brake pads, but the brake calipers don't really return to a position where they clear the wheels. I started looking for ...
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A clicking every couple of pedal turns (video included)

I have been using a hybrid trek for a couple of weeks. The bike is still very new with only around 150 miles done. This morning on a ride it kept clicking every few pedal turns. I cut the ride ...
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Can moving cycling cleats forward be a good way to train our calf muscles?

A good bike fit is known to increase power transfer and endurance because it balances our muscle groups. Interestingly, bike fitters often recommend moving the cleats back to put less load on our ...
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What crankset/chainrings on 1990's cyclocross

I am doing a small project on my secondary bike. It's 28"/700c steel 1990's rigid mountain bike frame and I am converting it to a dropbar bike. The theme is to make a "gravel" bike with 1990's tech. ...
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Can I replace loose ball bearings with caged ball bearings in my hub?

I currently have loose ball bearings for my hubs and I am wondering if I can put caged ball bearings in there instead. Can anyone let me know if they are better or worse than loose bearings. Also I ...
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Cateye HR-10 heart rate monitor not recording

I bought a Cateye heart monitor HR-10 to record my heart rate on the Cateye digital cc-rd420dw, but my heart rate is not being recorded on the Cateye digital. I have put a new battery into the heart ...
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Single speed chain wide - is this OK?

The chain is wider than cog, it's safe to ride, and doesn't fall over, it's staying properly, chain is 1/2 inch pitch x 1/8, and my cog is 1/2 pitch x 3/32. Is it okay that cog is thinner than the ...
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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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How do I secure my bike trailer? ( Thule ) [duplicate]

I'd like to secure my bike trailer. I've a D lock for my bike, but my trailer is so big, ( that's a double), that doesn't fit into the daycare center's doors. I Use my bike trailer, specially in order ...
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Shimano R7000-FD compatible with 10 speed?

Is the Shimano R7000-FD compatible with a 10 speed chain / cassette? I currently have the R7000 chainwheel on my bike and that seems to work with a 10 speed chain / cassette. If I upgraded the FD as ...
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Removing WD40 from disk brakes - possible? [duplicate]

So I was stupid enough to get a fair bit of WD40 on my disk brakes. I tried cleaning them by removing the wheel, cleaning the disk (with soap) and to spray soap in between the brake pads and wiping it ...
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How do you come to a stop without dismounting? [duplicate]

I'm an avid bicycler who has just moved to the city (Boston). As I (unlike many folks here) am unwilling to run red lights and violate traffic laws, I often have to come to a stop, dismount, and wait ...
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Is it worth it to spend $640 on a GT Verb sport for the Full suspension or should I just get a good Cheap Genesis [closed]

I enjoy going fast on downhill off road trails that usually have lots of rocks. My Huffy is not handling this very well and I would like to get a durable, high end bike with full suspension, and I don’...
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Installing di2 groupset on 2019 Supersix Evo Hi Mod

I just got a 2019 Supersix HM and want to put di2 on the bike. Is its my first time putting an electronic groupset, does anyone know if i should get external junction box or internal junction box? ...
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Do I need a shock-proof watch for cycling?

I've just started cycling longer distances as a hobby (I cycle for my commute daily). My watch isn't waterproof at all so I don't take it with me but on my last ride I found myself getting annoyed at ...
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Terminology: coaster brakes vs free wheel?

I just read this article https://www.tikesbikes.com/pages/coaster-brake-vs-hand-brake and it confuses me. They oppose coaster brakes with free wheels. My understanding is that the opposite of ...
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Adult Tricycle won't move [on hold]

I have a new "Cliensy" adult trike. It came to me in a large box, completely unassembled. I assembled it and took it for a spin out in the parking lot. I thought I had it dialed in as far as the high ...
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Fork load capacity

I saw that the carbon fork of a bike has load capacity of 9 kg. Isn't it way too little? I assume my weight (and that of cargo) does not spread evenly 50/50 on front and back wheels but still, say the ...
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Inner tube exploded [duplicate]

Ive had an ebike for several months, putting 250 miles on it. I've inflated the tires once since receiving the bike...100 miles ago. Today, a couple hours after a ride I heard a loud BANG, went to ...
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Can I install an upright handlebar (curved towards me) on a touring bike?

I bike around the city on a daily basis, usually for short distances (5 km tops, typically less than that). I currently have a cheap, battered down touring bike that is nevertheless doing the job ...
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Is Acera m4000 usable for trails

Can I use Acera m4000 on trails without damaging anything on my bike specially my derailleur
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20 TDA Hard rubber narrow old bike tire?

Hi I have an old narrow hard rubber bicycle tire that is old. It has no numbers on the sidewall but on the inner tire there is "20 TDA", that's it. It has 4 grooves in it that go all the way around ...
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Identify the bike/frame NS alike?

I got this bike, but I doubt it is NS bike since only Movement or Decade could be similar, but still there are differences. Edit: Yes bike was painted and its just a NS sticker
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Removing powder paint from threads

Bought a aluminum frame with rear suspension, got it sanded and powder paint. While they matched the color perfectly, it's smooth and evenly distributed BUT UNFORTUNATELY totally forgot to cover any ...
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Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainring Bolt Fatigue

As per my troubleshooting to find a bike creak (Ultegra FC-R8000 Right Crank Arm Creak) - I have installed and removed the same chainring bolts ~8 times. In the process I snapped one of them. Each of ...
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Ultegra FC-R8000 Right Crank Arm Creak

I have a 2018 Trek Domane SL6 Disc that I've put ~2500km on. I purchased an R8000 dual Stages power meter (Left and Right units) and fitted it onto my bike (following all the steps outlined in the ...
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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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Why is it easier to balance a non-moving bike standing up than sitting down?

When I arrive at a traffic light that is red I usually just stop the bike, stand up and balance it for a minute or two before going on, without ever putting a foot on the ground. Learning to balance a ...
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Old time bike. Can I put a rear derailleur?

Hi guys, I am looking to build up an old timer bike and I have found this frame. Can I put a rear derailleur in that socket?

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