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Most effective > 200 mile ride training

On the 17th of August I'm doing a 250 mile ride in the UK in one day. I'm no stranger to longer rides often completing 100 mile rides and my longest ever was 175 miles (it was fairly unpleasant ...
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Adding gears to my grandson's 12" bike

My grandson has the kind of bike you pedal backwards to brake, and he goes riding with me on my days off. Yesterday, he asked me if we can convert his bike because we have looked everywhere and no ...
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Is there a way to remember pedal, crank position before taking sharp turns

I had a nasty tumble yesterday when doing a sharp right turn into a side road. A car was giving way to me at the junction. I turned right and I was basically thrown of my bike. flipped onto my left ...
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Please help identify my 1940's (?) Tandem Bicycle

Please help me identify this tandem bicycle. Here's what I know: I'm pretty sure it's not a Schwinn, as all Schwinn bikes had straight frames without curves. From what I can tell, Hawthorne used ...
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Can I use Avid olive and connector insert in a Shimano brake?

Basically, this is the question: I can use the olives and connector inserts proper for Avid in a Shimano Deore M596 brake/hose? Has anyone tried and can report if it worked perfectly or if there was ...
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Install suspension forks on non-suspension bike

I have a 1990s Saracen PowerTrax. Is there a way I can install a suspension fork, or will that muck up the bike somehow? I'm actually interested in ways to raise the bars with respect to the seat, so ...
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Determining bottom bracket type

I'm fixing up an old bike I bought in Belgium. Not sure about the exact brand/year. The bottom bracket axle is branded "Flandria". It's a cottered axle. I want to replace this with a square taper ...
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Pedalling alternative inventions?

Are there any alternatives to old pedalling mechanism ? I know there is Pumgo skate/scooter, Rockboard (have 1) or kind of handbikes - StreetStrider (good exercise, but hard to travel longer ...
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How can I carry a tripod on my bike?

I have a tripod for my SLR camera that I want to carry on my bike. It's just a generic tripod like this one, but if I strap it to my top tube it rubs against my legs while riding (and it's slightly ...
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SRAM AXS double to single

I'm looking at a road bike with SRAM Force AXS 2x crank but would like it as 1x. I see from photos that the spider is separate from the right crank. Are the 1x vs 2x arms and/or spiders different? ...
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Can't shift to highest front gear

I've been trying to propely adjust front gears in my bike, but failed to do so. I can't make the front gear to shift to highest gear. I can make it work when testing the bike while it's lifted, but ...
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Buy a GPS for mountain biking [on hold]

Translation from Google: Thinking about buying a smartwatch with GPS for my outings in mountain bike I am hesitating between these two: - Garmin Forerunner 235 - Garmin Vivoactive 3 I think they are ...
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How to clean tubeless tire sealant from rims

How to clean the stuck/dry sealant from the rim edge, and the rim tape, etc? (In order to replace my old tubeless tyres with new, and the new ones to sit on a clean/fresh surface). With water? Water/...
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What features does a mountain bike need to be converted to an ebike?

I'm looking convert a mountain bike and convert it to electric with a rear hub kit. I am wondering what features I should look out for to make this easier: Is there any way to keep the cassette that ...
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Is Shimano the only company with a sealed ratchet mechanism in their freehubs?

Most freehub designs have exposed rachets when the freehub cassette body and hub are disassembled. So much care must be taken to keep the mechanism clean and free from dirt an dust. Shimano's freehub ...
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Shimano Tiagra - Install smaller front chainring

I recently bought a used Trek Checkpoint ALR4, with which I'm very satisfied. The gearing is ok so far for going on plane ground an light uphills, but when going on long and steeper hills it gets ...
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Rear derailleur not shifting first time from lowest gear

I am installing new cables and trying to reconnect the rear derailleur. I can the gears indexed perfectly on the way up but when I try to shift down from the lowest gear (biggest cog) it doesn’t move ...
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Bushings vs bearings - maintenance difficulty

I consider purchasing a full suspension bike with a linkage using bushings, instead of bearings for the pivots (Ghost Path Riot). A review says: The bushings are said to wear out quick, two to ...
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Front derailleur will not sit properly on large cog without chain rub

I bought a Vilano Commuter bike ( 3x7 speed ) a while back and recently upgraded the front derailleur, crankset, brifters, pedals and rear derailleur to tourney A070 components. However, I can't seem ...
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TRP Hy/Rd callipers rubbing

I’ve just installed a set of TRP HY/RD brakes and I can’t seem to stop the front ones from rubbing the rotor. I’ve tried realigning the calliper but it seems to be rubbing on both sides not just one. ...
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Bottom bracket creaking only when pedaling hard.

When pedaling with a decent amount of force a very loud creaking sound can be heard coming from the bottom bracket area (it is very loud when standing on the pedals). It makes a creaking noise on each ...
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Riding Loveland Pass, Colorado

I'll soon be attempting Loveland Pass west of Denver unsupported and would like to hear of any experiences and/or recommendations from others who have done it or another high mountain pass in the ...
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Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts

This question and its answers list the names of bike parts and cycling concepts. Some Rules Make sure you only put one term per answer! Try to include an image if applicable Include sources that ...
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Will a bike stand that holds one wheel damage my bike?

I have a similar bike stand to this at home: I'm happy putting my wife's and my commuter in it but worried that it will damage the wheels of my XC bike if left in there for long periods. Can wheels ...
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Appropriate oil viscosity for the inside of a freewheel body

Without taking one apart, I have seen people spraying WD40 into a freewheel body to clear it out, and then dripping Phil's tenacious oil into it for lubrication. The thickest stuff I have available at ...
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I'm trying to find out who makes this shiner bock mountain bike the serial number is TPT101202371

TPT101202371 This is the serial number on bottom of bicycle
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How can bum / testicle / inner thigh pain from a saddle be prevented?

I occasionally commute a 50miles round trip and by the end of it, things are usually not feeling very good down below. I've tried a couple of different saddles, but they both gave me problems. One ...
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Can bicycling cause coccyx strain? [on hold]

I have recently started to get to my work by bicycle and I have noticed that I can sit at work all day in comfort. At the end of the workday, I started to feel strain in my coccyx. After that, I ...
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Will adding duck/duct tape in my tires stop punctures?

Mountain bike Kawasaki kdx226fs
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What is this Allen bolt on my novatech freehub, and what does it do?

I've been servicing the novatech freehub on my Kona cyclo-cross bike after a particularly filthy ride. When removing the freehub I noticed this tiny Allen bolt by the inner pawls of the freehub. When ...
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Did I pick the wrong bike?

I live 7.2 miles from where I work and was rebuilding my life, so no car. I was walking to work everyday until my son took me to Wal-Mart and said I was getting a bike. I picked out a Kent 26 ...
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Brake pads and removing the wheels

I am new to road bikes. I bought a new road bike. I wanted to take the front wheel out, but it was difficult because, despite of having "opened" the brake pads (with the quick release lever found on ...
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Ghost shifting with a nearly fully rebuilt drivetrain

I’ve got an old Surly Crosscheck that’s been ghostshifting for awhile now. I’ve rebuilt most of the drivetrain to try to fix the problem to no avail. I replaced the cassette, chain, rear derailleur, ...
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Chain Wax Consistency

I'm looking for some help on what is the right consistency for a paraffin wax based chain lubricant? I followed ozcycle's guide as closely as I could. After ~200km of riding in the dry you could run ...
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Are more expensive chains/casettes more quiet?

If we ignore the lower end products and compare mid and high end products. Is there a noticeable difference between the sound produced while pedaling in the same gear (Not the shifting sound)? For ...
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Durable and Affordable 20" wheel and tire combo for Bicycle trailer?

I purchased an Aosom trailer a while back, and the wheels and tires are truly horrible. So much so I only run light loads now. I'm looking for 20" wheels that are either double wall alloy or vintage ...
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Tape or grips for bar ends?

I've just added a pair of bar ends to my handlebar. I feels surprisingly good, except that they are too thin, compared to my grips. Are there any options to make them more comfortable? Maybe I can ...
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disk brake rotors mounting on bmx hubs

Preface: I am going to start building out new bike for myself and decided to put disk brakes on my new bmx build as an additional challenge. I am old school and prefer brakes on front as well, it ...
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Replacement Rim Suggestions! [duplicate]

I need to replace a rim that is cracked around the spokes. This is my bike: http://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/whistler/2015 (Whistler 70) I can't find any info on my current clincher rim (700C) for my ...
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Are Velomobiles street legal in the UK?

I saw a question about velomobiles and recumbent bikes and I was wondering if they were street legal in the UK? Can you ride one on a cycle path or would you have to stick to roads?
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Gates belt drive: installing larger front sprocket

I ordered a Cube Hyde Race bike with Gates belt drive. I live in an area where it rains a lot, and I use my bike year round, so I was sold on the promise of virtually maintenance-free drivetrain. The ...
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Changing from Ultegra 6800 crank to r8000 dual power meter

I currently have a shimano ultegra 6800 crank set on my 2014 trek speed concept 7.0. I want to install a dual side power meter and can only find the r8000 dual side power meter setup. Will the r8000 ...
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Looking for the perfect frame [on hold]

I'm looking for the perfect frame for my next build and looking for suggestions. This is going to be a commuter bike. I want disc brakes with thru-axles, a classic road-ish geometry as much as ...
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Any chance of identifying this tandem. (S/N T9012 737) Could be other numbers under cable guide. Manufactured around 1990 I think

Need to identify this tandem likely manufactured around 1990. S/N T9012 737. Could be additional numbers under the cable guide.
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Left crank keeps coming loose

Often when I go to school on my bicycle the left crank arm starts to loosen up after one or two really gentle jumps. When this happens I just tighten it with the tool I have in my backpack. It went on ...
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What are the benefits of purchasing a complete bike from a respectable brand? (Road cycling)

I've been into cycling (almost) my whole life. I've been riding BMX for over 20 years and since 5-6 years I've been doing a lot of road cycling. I ride contests, crits, TT's,... I've been looking to ...
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Tour de Trump/Tour DuPont routes?

The Tour de Trump (later Tour DuPont) was run from 1989 to 1996 on the East Coast. Information regarding the details of these events seems to be sparse, especially the earlier editions. Does anyone ...
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How to you remove the seal from a Deore XT FH-M8000 freehub?

When first installing (or overhauling) Shimano rear hubs, I usually pull the freehub, lift the seal off the back side (where the splines are that engage the hub body) and then heat the freehub with a ...
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Is this damaged aluminium frame unsafe to use?

Hello I have a Giant Seek 3 aluminium frame where somehow the rear rim has rubbed the frame creating a hole as shown in the picture. On the other side there has also been some rubbing/scratching but ...
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Rear tire has started rubbing frame at one spot

Riding my bike within my suburban residential neighborhood, I felt a shock, like a snap although I don't think anything snapped, followed by a rubbing noise every few seconds. Pedaling and the brakes ...

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