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Upgrading 9spd Allez to 105

I've got a ~2007 Specialized Allez double with a Sora/Tiagra drivetrain that's gotten pretty worn from years of use. I'm thinking of upgrading it to the the latest 105 R7000. Would be my first time ...
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What weave is the carbon of this carbon wheel?

what weave is this carbon wheel? the brake track and rim are of different weaves? please explain, thanks.
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Tire blowout on long descent

I was using mild braking on a very hot day, a couple miles down the hill the back tire blew out the sidewall on a Continental Ultra Sport 700x23C inflated to around 100psi. The rim was quite hot to ...
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Any information regarding my Vindec Bike?

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What kind of rags to clean drivetrain?

Currently I'm re-reading through Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. He mentions using rags to clean the chain, cogs, jockey wheels and the rest of the drivetrain. Just wondering what kind of ...
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Squeaky SPD shoes problem

I have faced a very very annoying problem with my SPD shoes, and it happens on two pairs of shoes from different manufacturers (Shimano SH-AM7 and Northwave Outcross 2 Plus). The problem is a very bad ...
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European pedal thread size

Can North American pedals with a 9/16” x 20 TPI thread be used on a European rental bike or is there a metric requirement?
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Pros and cons of using 20-25mm inner tube in a 32mm tire?

I'm using 700x32mm Maxxis Detonator tires on my hybrid road bike. Although it is possible to find wider inner tubes that could fit better that tire, the 20-25mm ones are popular and available to buy ...
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Trek Domane panniers

I have a 2018 Domane SL5. I would love to get into bike touring and I love this bike. It is very comfy to ride and I can imagine that it would be great for the distances I'm planning to cover on my ...
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Upgrade Specialized Tarmac Pro SL3 with SRAM Force AXS

Is it possible to upgrade Specialized Tarmac Pro SL3 with the new SRAM Force AXS group set?
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What is the name of the hex screw that holds the brake cable

The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of ...
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Ball bearings only on one side, and smashed “ring”?

I have been given a bike for free, as the rear wheel was very wobbly. I'm been learning how to take things apart, and investigated the axle - it's not bent. The ball bearings, however, were a ...
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How many chains before the cassette is replaced?

If you change your chain at recommended interval (using wear indicator), how many chains should you get through before the cassette is replaced?
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Swapping position of Shimano shifter and brake lever

I have Shimano Acera shifter and Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes. The brake lever is mounted outside and shifter is mounted inside of handle bar. See picture below. I want to swap position of this two ...
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Brompton Rear Brake Caliper Assembly Schematic

What is the list and order of components that thread onto the Brompton's rear brake assembly from the brake caliper through to the Lower Stop Disc for an M6R? At some point on a recent ride down ...
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Bottom bracket upgrade

I want to upgrade the components on my bike. I want to start with the crankset. I'm just sourcing parts/tools at the moment. It originally came with 113mm spindle sealed cartridge. The bottom ...
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Clearing excess wax from chain links

Is there a simple way to clear excess wax from between the links of freshly dipped chains? When I pull my chain out there's a pretty decent coating I can wipe off. The interior stays full of wax even ...
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Wahoo Kickr with a 10 speed cassette but my bike is running Shimano 11 speed, just fit an 11 speed cassette?

Picked up the Kickr 2nd hand without thinking about the cassette etc. details. Not too fussed about having all 11 ratios on the trainer so wondering if installing a spacer or similar will work or do ...
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Can I combine narrow wide chainring in triple chainring?

I have Shimano crank (MT300) with triple chainring (44-32-22), I want to change the outer chainring(44) with the bigger (maybe 50 or 52), can I use narrow wide chainring in outer gear? so the new set ...
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Saddles 4 horizontal/superman pose?

Are there special saddle constructions for riding in almost horizontal superman-like position ? Found some, but seems to be rare and not dedicated to this example here(?) Are there any focusing ...
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Is a suspension needed to do wheelies?

Would you recommend front suspension or back suspension to do wheelies? I am looking for a new bike for my 13 year old. Is the suspension bought separately from the bike?
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Bicycle trailer that can secure cargo?

How do you secure your prior purchases in your trailer when you go into another store to make more purchases?
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Why would someone steal my rear derailleur and hanger?

Yesterday while I was at work someone stole the rear derailleur and hanger off my bike. Everything else left alone. Why would someone steal a derailleur? Seriously. Of all the parts.
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Reattaching fork to mountain bike - What is the correct assembly order?

I'm trying to reassemble my mountain bike fork making sure to put the bottom crown race and assorted pieces back together, but I can't quite figure it out: Here are all the parts I have: (click the ...
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What bike to choose? [on hold]

I'm choosing new bike and I've come to these two options, can you help me with which one to choose? https://rockmachine.us/en/2019/edge/blizz-40-27-plus/matte-violet-neon-orange-purple https://www....
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Is “touring bike” a common term in the USA?

Just researching some bikes online and, being from the UK, I cannot find any bikes on US websites called 'touring bikes', as we'd commonly call them in the UK. By this, I mean bikes which come with ...
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Good way to stop electrolyte tabs from turning into powder?

I carry electrolyte tabs on multi-day bike rides, especially in hot weather. I use a container like this (though not necessarily this brand — the picture is just for illustration): What I find is ...
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Convert to belt drive

Is it generally possible to convert a drivetrain on a bike from a chain to belt drive? What exactly is involved with this task?
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SRAM XD cassette will not fit on the splines of an XDR driver

I have an 11 speed 10-42 XD cassette that I am trying to fit on an XDR driver (this one - https://www.alltricks.com/F-41493-pieces-roues/P-676097-fulcrum_body_sram_xdr). No matter how I turn the ...
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What are the axle nut sizes on the brompton?

What are the exact specifications of the nuts used on the various axles of the Brompton bicycle? Specifically, I have a 2016 M6R black, but I would appreciate it if you listed the specifications for ...
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Project idea: Upgrade old MTB to road groupset for commuter?

I'm thinking of building up a fat-tire commuter bike. I need fenders, racks and wide tires since I live in the northwest (potholes, rain, more rain, hills). I also need it to be fast since I want to ...
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Why do my bicycle brakes get worse and feel more 'squishy" over time?

My bike has disc brakes connected to the lever by cable. I've found I've been tightening the screw by the lever more and more to the point that there's not that much more room to tighten.
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Suspension compromise for urban use

I ride an eBike in New York City. About 80% of the roads I ride are relatively smooth and 20% pretty bumpy. On my non suspension bike the 80% is great but the 20% is a bit painful. I understand ...
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39-53t chainring on full suspension bike

I have a Giant Reign x1 bike which has 2X factory installed 22-36t 4 bolt Sram Truvativ chainring. The question is, is it possible to find 39-53t 4 bolt chainring that can be fitted to this bike or ...
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My road bike seems slightly too big for me

After riding for about 300km, I'm looking at adjusting some parts to fit me. First adjustment: Because I feel that I'm stretching a little too forward, causing my back to ache, I've decided I would ...
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I want the year and model of my powerlite BMX bike [duplicate]

This is my powerlite BMX bike. The serial number is ACC93J0783 I would like to know what year and model it is.
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Child's bike rear wheel wobble

I removed the stabilisers from my child's bike, but now when she rides there is a clicking noise and you can noticeably see the rear wheel wobble slightly, and the chain comes off frequently because ...
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Controller and throttle wiring question [on hold]

I'm in the process of wiring my key lock throttle to the controller and coming up at a loss for how to wire them. I've scoured the internet and haven't found an answer that helps me. I know I'm ...
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Is it necessary to reinforce a carbon fiber steer tube?

There seems to a belief circulating online that carbon fiber steer tubes need to be reinforced with the compression plug specifically underneath the clamp points of the stem. If this is true, why isn'...
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Hub compatibility for Felt Nine 60 2017

I have Felt MTB Nine 60 2017 and I want to change my rear hub but don't know how to look for compatibility. It says 6 bolt QR x 135.
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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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50km for someone who has no experience cycling long distance [duplicate]

I'm considering cycling along a sand dune which is 50km. The bike path is mainly flat. The longest I've riden on a bike is probably less than 1 hour. I do occasionally cycle within the city but it's ...
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Mountain bike not shifting properly

I have taken my mountain bike to 2 different shops to have my gears adjusted. They do not shift properly and end up "clicking" instead of shifting into the correct gear. I have had 2 shops adjust ...
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Air transport of a MTB with hydraulic brakes

I would like to transport my MTB on an airliner's cargo hold. What are the requirements concerning hydraulic brakes, do they need to be flushed?
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What pannier rack for Cube Cross Race?

I am trying to find a suitable pannier rack for my Cube Cross Race, but due to weirdly placed eyelets I can't find any. Can you recommend any that would fit?
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E-bike speed limit in Ontario, Canada

In Ontario, Canada, may I pedal my e-bike up to the road's posted speed limit without motor assistance? Like if my bike does 31 mph but the speed limit is higher, can I travel to that speed without ...
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Any hints at this noise?

Cannondale supersix: Tried to replace the crankset Replaced the bottom bracket with a new one replaced the pedals overhauled the headset The noise only manifests ...
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What modern wheel and tire size could be replaced from 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels

Referring from the question, specifically, what is the closest modern wheel size for my old 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels. It's hard to find rims and tires for that size now a days. I'm looking for the ...
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Tiagra 4503 front derailleur replacement

I have a bike with a 4503 Shimano setup (Tiagra triple, 9 speed). The front derailleur is broken. I can quickly get a 105 derailleur (5703) at the local bike shop. I just want to be sure that it is ...
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Nakamura bike brand?

I'm looking for information about bike brand "Nakamura". I know it is solved in Norway (intersport.no), France (nakamura.fr, intersport.fr), somewhere in Canada. However, the internet is relatively ...

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