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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will adding duck/duct tape in my tires stop punctures?

Mountain bike Kawasaki kdx226fs
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help please - I am suspicious this bike might be stolen

I recently got this Btwin Triban 3 bike from a person I definately trust. He said they have had it for a couple of years but don't use it anymore and originally got it from a family member a while ago....
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Change in setup to stop handlebars jack knifing

I picked up a new fat bike recently took it on the first ride, just some light trails felt good however during corners the bars feel like the want to collapse in towards the way I'm turning. Not sure ...
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Using a new but potentially dirty olive and barb when shortening hydraulic brake hosing

I wish to shorten the hose on a hydraulic brake system (model is TRP hylex) i have an unused TRP olive and barb, however unfortunately they have been knocking about in a tray with an old chain and ...
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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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Clicking while pedalling

Hi all while I'm pedalling I get clicking noise I feel it in the left side of pedal I change the pedals I thought that may of been the problem but it's still there but funniest thing is if I stand ...
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Replacing broken road fork with same model but shorter steerer tube. What can I expect for handling issues?

My road bike is an '05 Trek 1000 54 cm frame size. The Bontrager carbon fork (Satellite Plus) was destroyed in a non riding accident. I have found on eBay a replacement fork--same model , identical ...
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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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Patching innertubes containing sealant

From my experience, I've learned that Slime will plug/seal a small hole in a tube. Sometimes the tube needs to be inflated 2 or 3 times for hole to seal. If a glueless patch is applied over a small ...
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Carbon frame damage from chain

Sustained some damage from a chain coming off, and it's done some rather nasty damage to the paint, frame itself looks OK? Other bikes I own have a metal plate here to protect the frame, is this not ...
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Is it possible to combine rod brakes with a coaster brake?

I'm restoring an old roadster bicycle with Westwood rims. I love how it looks but the braking is horrible, especially because I live in an area with a lot of downhills. I don't want to add cable ...
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Does a seatpost affect the rigidity of the frame?

Is it possible to use a zero offset seatpost to make the bike frame more rigid? I consider the Crank Brothers Cobalt 1 Straight Seatpost.
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Random piece of plastic

I have recently purchased a hybrid bike with suspension (not sure if that is relevant to this question). It came with two pieces of plastic. Any ideas what they may be for?
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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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Will 11 speed 55-42T Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 crankset will be compatible with an 8 speed 11-28T cassette and shifter?

Will a Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 55-42T crankset be compatible with my current Shimano 8 speed 11-28T cassette? The purpose of this change is for Time Trialling.
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What tool to adjust brakes

My brakes make a noise on a time interval, as the tire rotates around. I have Shimano BR-MT520 brakes. I hear you can loosen the two bolts and move it side to side to adjust. What is the name of the ...
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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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Why are road bikes (not time trial bikes) used in many triathlons?

I've been watching triathlon videos lately and I couldn't help but notice that, with the exception of Ironman Competitions, only road bikes and not time trial bikes are being used. Is there any reason ...
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How to remove a stuck SRAM AXS (Dub) crankset

I wanted to remove my relatively new SRAM RED eTap AXS crankset from my bike and I'm having problems trying to loosen (meaning: being unable to) the main 8mm hex bolt on the drive side, the step shown ...
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How can I remind myself to lock a rental bicycle at the end of the ride? [on hold]

In city where I live, shared bicycles have a wheel lock, which is unlocked by a mobile app what starts the rental period and which has to be locked manually by pushing the lever back to locked ...
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Converting an SRAM Apex 2x10 to 1x10

I want to convert my bike to a 1x drivetrain (and move to a dropbar). It's a Commençal Le Route from 2013, full specs are here: mostly a 2x10 SRAM Apex Groupset (34/48 at the front, 11/32 at the rear)....
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Chain Waxing - Strainer / Colander / Other?

How do you keep your chain out of the muck when re-waxing it? I've been using this colander: There's an unperforated section around where it bends at the bottom. At first I had it in the bottom of ...
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Installing a chainguard on a bike with derauiller

My pants always get caught in the chain (and wearing shorts is not an option). However, it seems that it's impossible to have both a derailleur and a chainguard so what is the solution? Can I just ...
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New front derailleur

I need to replace the front derailleur on my friends bike, this one is old and rusted, its a shimano FD M191. I've read a bit about what I need to know before I buy a new one but I just wanted to be ...
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Performance consistently better in the evening?

This has been on the back of my mind for ~5 years after I started riding consistently but never got around to asking it. I always get faster average speed/power (Strava estimate, I don't have a power ...
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First Gravel/Cross/Winter Training Bike - Thoughts on an older CX bike with cantis [closed]

Any thoughts on using a 2011-2012 Salsa Chili Con Crosso as a winter bike/first gravel/cross bike? Price $500-600 USD full setup. Would look to upgrade to a proper gravel bike in a year or so if it'...

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