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Front Derailleur Chainring Size Tolerance

I'm rebuilding an old bike and have an existing crankset with 52-42-30 chainrings. I'm looking for a front derailleur. Most of the triple front derailleurs I've come across say they don't support a 50 ...
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Question about trimming on Shimano front derailleur

My front derailleur is a Shimano FD-R3000. I have been trying to adjust it following the ParkTool video at Basically it seems to be working OK now: the chain is not ...
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Bottom bracket sizing

I have a square taper BB which has started squeaking. When I took it out to see what size I have, when I was putting it back in I noticed that when I tighten it to a level which to me felt reasonable,...
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Smart trainer & CX bike compatibility

I have a Kona Jake the Snake Frame (2001) and is currently mounted with Continental Gatorskin 700x32c tires and Shimano RS010 622x15c rims. I was hoping to use this on a smart trainer. This setup will ...
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What are some reliable road bike websites [on hold]

Looking for a new bike what are some reliable buying websites
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Can I install a back bike rack without attachment to the rear part of the frame?

Can I install a back bike rack without attachment to the rear part of the frame? Also, if someone can clarify, whenever I google bike rack I get hits on racks designed to carry bikes on a car ...
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Bicycle fork design history

I recently saw a bicycle on display that was labeled as circa 1895 (from the White Crown bicycle company), and the fork blades appear to be made from a single piece of tubing bent into a U-shape (see ...
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Is it possible to fit full coverage fenders on a road bicycle with V-brakes?

I would like to get a used road bike on a budget. However, I need to ideally fit full coverage fenders due to frequent rain. Do I simply need to save up for a bicycle with disc brakes, or should I ...
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Replacement stem cap and bolt

Our oldest son has been alternating between mine and my wife’s bike (Carreras from Halfords) whenever he has to go anywhere, but over the last week or so we noticed he had stopped using my bike, ...
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How to patch glass cuts in a bicycle tire?

How do you deal with the small cuts in a bicycle tires main tread? Do folks fill these small cuts? I have continental gatorskins which I periodically check and pull out the street glass shards. ...
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Is there a standard disc brake mount to disc brake rotor distance?

I'm new to disc brakes and trying to figure out what I need to buy to buy them for a wide fork (135 mm dropout spacing) with IS disc brake mounts and an electric front wheel. I've researched, but I ...
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Cassette, chainring, chain compatibility

I've taken on trying to nurse my husband's bike back to life. It is a 2012 Specialize Venge with Dura-Ace Di2 (very old version); Specialized pro FACT carbon chain rings, Ultegra 10-speed cassette. ...
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Which spokes go on the non drive side and which go drive side?

I just wanted to make sure I understood the guy at the shop. The spoke calculator gives you left side and right side spokes lengths Left side go on the non drive side i.e. the side where the rotor ...
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Worn out square taper bottom bracket spindle?

I got an used bike with a worn out left crank arm. I tried replacing with a new square taper crank arm and torqued it to 40nm; however, it started creaking soon after and the bolt had become loose (I ...
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Standard vs wide shimano shoes

Would my normal sized feet still fit snug on a wide shimano shoes? I’m looking to buy the RP3 but only the “wide” is available. I’m buying online so i can’t personally try it on. Appreciate all the ...
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Bearing failure and wheel offset on Chicco Red Bullet

Our 4yo is not yet fully comfortable on her next bike, so she's been riding her Chicco Red Bullet to school - until the bearing packed up on her back wheel today (has she been doing stunts or what?). ...
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Fixie: how to learn to ride: step by step

I've been riding a single speed to work on a daily basis for about 3 years. I want to learn to ride a fixie. I have a flip-flop, so my fixie ratio is 48/19. I've installed straps (hold fast). My ...
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Locknut on threaded headset doesn't tighten

It's a second hand bicycle that I've owned for a short time, but the problems seem to have started after a crash. The headset started to rattle, and I didn't have a tool to tighten it, so I would just ...
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Bottle holder for mountain bike

I want to get a bottle holder for my bike. It has no pre-drilled holes for the holder. I found some that clamp on but not sure if they would work with the wide tube that I would need to mount it to.
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which is better NorthRock XC29 or Diadora Orbita 650B MTB 2019? [on hold]

link To NorthRock XC29: http://www.northrockbikes.com/mountain-xc29.php link To Diadora Orbita 650B MTB 2019: https://www.sportchek.ca/product/332708585.html#332708585%5Bcolor%5D=99 I will be using ...
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New build, front derailleur won't shift to outer cog

I'm building a new bike using a Deore T6000 front derailleur with Microshift BS-M10 bar end shifters. I'm having trouble getting the derailleur to shift the whole necessary range and am looking for ...
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What make model and year is this vintage Trek?

Serial number x 417024 . I'm trying to identify what year, make and model this Trek. Owner says it's an Emonda ALR 1997. However from what I can see Emondas weren't made till 2015. I think it's an ...
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Discrepancy between old chain length and largest chainring largest cog method

Putting on a new chain. First counted the links on the old chain - which I never had reason to think was the wrong length. But since I felt like being thorough I also measured using the largest cog ...
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Wheel, tube and tires

My wheel shows ETRO 622 * 19. The tire on it is 700*38c. I want to change tire and tube such that the bike becomes capable for 50% road bike and 50% off road. What size of tires and tube should i ...
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Can I repair this valve stem hole?

Today I got a stick wedged between my frame and tubeless valve stem. In addition to snapping the stem I widened the hole a bit. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Current plan is to go over the whole ...
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Does any know what type of bike this is?

Does anyone know what kind of bike this is?
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Would longer axle to crown be ok?

I have a Trek 820 2014 26 inch for which I had the lbs convert to rigid fork. The original suspension fork was a suntour m3030 which the manufacturer states has a 63mm travel for my bike size. I lost ...
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Buying a bike that has been idle in a garage for years?

A close friend who can no longer ride (illness) asked me if I wanted to buy his 2009 Trek Fuel EX 9. This bike has been hanging in his garage for 9 years and was only ridden for a couple of hours ...
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What is the thread size/measurement of the derailleur barrel adjuster?

The barrel adjuster threads on my commuter bike's RD have been marred when the barrel adjuster got bludgeoned on a side crash and I want to chase the threads before screwing in the replacement barrel ...
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Replaced axle and now clunking in back

I finally got a rear axle replaced, and all new cones on a new axle... I assembled it back together with 7 or 8 of the bearings in on each side and some grease, put it all back together, put the ...
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SRAM i3 coaster brake only activating after multiple turns backwards

My son's bike has a SRAM i3 internal gear + coaster brake hub. It has recently started sometimes only activating the coaster brake after backpedalling a good one or two full revolutions. When in this ...
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Is new Hozan spoke thread roller better than old one

I have tried to use the old Hozan spoke thread roller (model 700), and have been deeply disappointed. I tried to follow instructions provided but all spokes it produced were either with too shallow ...
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Convert urban/hybrid with hydraulic disk brakes from flat handlebars to drops

I have a urban style bike that I want to convert from flat bars to drops. Can anyone suggest brake levers that: will be compatible with the BR-M355 calipers that came with the bike will be ...
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Cannondale MTB hydraulic brakes

Brake lever pulls straight in to handle bar and brake not working, have tried putting more fluid in but it’s still not working,has anyone got any ideas?
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Prevent internally-routed cable housing from vibrating against frame

The rear brake cable and housing are internally routed through the top bar of the frame. It rattles around when riding on bumpy roads and sounds annoying. What's the best way to mitigate this?
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Wheel build sanity check

Am a little scared now. It's a 700c rim am trying to build. Trouble is it's an offbrand Rodi rim so there isn't any official data I could use. I measured between spoke hole to spoke hole and it ...
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Mystery Ladies Bike

I haven't ridden a bike in more than 40 years, and just got a used one knowing very little other than it rides nice. Is that a K-Mart logo under the handlebars? I honestly don't know. If anyone can ...
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Chain/rear derailleur off

I haven't been on a bike in years, and just picked up a used one to get into riding (2013 Specialized Hardrock). The rear gears aren't shifting properly, it seems to only move between the 2 smallest, ...
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What model of bike does Jock use in the film Young Offenders

Its the guy on the left / red bike if you have not seen the film. For that matter any of the bikes jack uses in the film would be good to know. White Bike Black Bike Yellow Bike More bikes
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Pedals with largest outside platform area

I am 86 years of age with RA and badly splayed out feet. I already have pedal extenders on my custom 350 watt ebike trike (on a Biria frame) and have wrapped rug/carpet laying tape around the pedals ...
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Help Me Identify My Old Norco Bike

I bought this bicycle second hand two years ago. The previous owner did not mention the model or year. I messaged a Norco customer service representative. He couldn't pinpoint the model or year, but ...
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Keeping a 2006 Giant SCR 3 on the road - 9 speed to 11 speed?

I have a Giant SCR 3 which was a freebie from a mate, who had it new. It's approx a 2006 I think, and I've had it about 5 years. I've spend a relatively small amount along the way at the LBS, ...
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How can one stop brakes from screeching?

I'm hearing that annoying sound when you use your brakes and you get the chills from the screeching sound. I have disk brakes and a relatively new bike. It happens to be front tire shown below. I ...
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Disc brake rub problem

There are a lot of answers for this topic already but I haven’t been able to fix it yet. When my disc brake caliper bolts are loose the rotor does not rub but when I tighten them the rotor rubs. I’ve ...
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Format or Fantom which is best bike? [closed]

I am planning to but format sin11 it cost me Rs.16500 & for fantom superlite alloy cost 15000. Which is best ?? Is front suspension important coz format dont have it ??
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Help please with this picture. Bmx frame

any help please with this picture would great. Any info. Trying to find out the make off this bmx frame. The serie number is r87071855
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How to get grease out of my brake rotor holes

I got an as-is bike used that came with disc brakes. Both brakes squealed so I cleaned both rotors and both sets of pads. That fixed the back one but not the front one. I removed the pads and noticed ...
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E-Bikes and Kid Trailers?

Anybody know if you can attach a kid trailer (example: https://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/burley-bee-bike-trailer-in-yellow/1061738171?skuId=61738171) to an EBike? I have a huge hill to go up to ...
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How can I get a detachable bike light (300+ lumen) that runs off of AA or AAA NiMh batteries? [closed]

I have a large supply of NiMh rechargeable batteries that I use for all my gadgets. I have several small very bright LED flashlights that use these. My question is how can I get a strong bike ...
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Deore XT Power Crank

I have an Ultegra Crank set. I also have a Deore XT 175mm left side power crank. Can I use this on a road bike?

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