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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

Noob is here. I'm riding single speed for on a daily basis to work for about 3 years. 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)....
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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, about 1 month old. I had the same problem on ...
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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? [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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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Why wear sunglasses in indoor velodromes?

I've watched a fair amount of UCI world cup track racing in the past year, and I've noticed most cyclists are wearing sunglasses in indoor velodromes. Sometimes they're aerodynamic visors, but more ...
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Clarks Exo hydraulic brakes can't get fluid in

my son has a Carrera Kraken which is fitted with clarks exo hydraulic brakes. he mistakenly cracked off the bleed nipple last week causing the front brake to be pretty much non operational. I ordered ...
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Vintage shimano chain ring part numbers

I have several vintage NOS chain rings with part numbers. Is there a way to look them up to see what the specs are? Example: I have 4 rings with 24T, 68BCD: two of them have part# 17L24000 stamped ...
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I think I bought the wrong bike

A few weeks ago I decided I would start commuting by bike since I live in a central location in a fairly bike-friendly city (mainly to campus, work, gym, etc), through roads, and trails that are not ...
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Are thru-axles generally hollow or solid?

Need to know if these thru axles (of any size) have an internal diameter or are completely solid. How common is each type?
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

I have recently made the decision to commute to work via bike. It’s about 14 miles each way (so just under 30 miles return). I initially started on my old bike but it clearly wasn’t really appropriate ...
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What is this rubber on gear cables

What is this rubber thing on my gear cable and what does it do?
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Pedaling at different gear ratios on flat terrain: what's the point?

I have seen many cyclist pedaling at different gear ratios on the same (flat) terrain and cruising at (roughly) the same speed. They move quite fast, but when I look at how fast they pedal, I realize ...
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Gear cable head coming out of shifter?

The head of the gear cable than I'm using regularly slips out of it's spot in the shifter mechanism. I'm using SRAM red 22 shifters. Does anyone know why this happens, and how to resolve it? the ...
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My shifter is not moving my gears

My shifter is moving the cables but is not moving the derailer up or down and it is not moving the gears this is my front gears
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How do I clean the inside of my frame? Is it even necessary?

I'm trying to fix up a bike that has been abandoned outside for a while. When I first turned it upside down, rust brown water started coming out of holes in frame around the rear stays. I've fixed it ...
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Rims with replaceable braking surface?

Despite the movement to disc brakes in these days (even in the road cycling world), many still use rim brakes. Heck, even I still see rim brakes on our fellow MTB riders here at my place. What I'm ...
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Switching to Grip Shift

I want to get Revoshifters on my Diamondback. What brake levers would be compatible? I have disc brakes.
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Differences between starting a road bike vs a mountain bike?

I'm having problems getting rolling on my road bike. For some reason I have hard time hopping back into the road bike saddle. It's the pedals spinning causing my feed to lose grip, or the bike ...

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