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Can anyone help me with what kind of bike this is?

This is definitely an old bike, lots of modern work done to it but has original frame. The serial code on it is just under the seat at the back of vertical part. It’s HBK 367 25PC. The front badge ...
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Fork lockout problems

So recently I noticed on my suntour forks with lockout that once I turned the dial it locked out but after riding for a while it starts to compress without me even turning the dial to open. Why does ...
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Anything wrong with using MTB saddle on hybrid bike

I'm been having problems with fit on my hybrid. When I spend around 1hr on the saddle I start to get pain in the left prostate. I can no longer ignore the problem because I plan to do C2C. Right now ...
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Use 105 crankset on 9x2 Sora equipped bike

Want to ditch my basic square taper FSA Vero (50/34) crankset on 9x2 speed Sora drivetrain (2018 Devinci Silverstone 2) in favor of 105 compact crankset. I will attempt to get one in 50/34 not to mess ...
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I want an old road bike to fix up that goes fast. Where do I start?

I would like to get into road biking with some co-workers who have fancy new road bikes. However, I prefer to buy an older bike from the 70s, 80s, or 90s because I like fixing up older stuff and I'm ...
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new or used bike? [closed]

I have a Cannondale catalyst 3 but for some reason I see myself constantly replacing things on it and I getting tired of taking out money just to replace something. I was wondering should I just try ...
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Maintenance as my Derailleur are squeaking due to the everyday use and carelessness shown while changing gears while the cycle is static

What extra steps should I take to extend the life of the Derailleur gears on my Btwin Rockrider 340 besides oiling them ?
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Damaged pedal axle thread in crank arm [duplicate]

I'm brand new to cycling and I have an entry level Cannondale catalyst 3. I was riding my bike on a trail and when I got home I noticed my right pedal was wobbling around. I tightened it but the pedal ...
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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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What are my options - TA to QR conversion

I’ve just bought these wheels on gumtree and didn’t realise they were thru axle as I require quick release for my cx bike (BH RX team cross 2014 https://issuu.com/bhbikesusa/docs/bh_bikes_2014-...
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Since seat tube angle has little effect on max power output, why not adjust the reach with saddle setback?

According to this article, a seat tube angle between 65 and 110° has little effect on max power output. At most, it varied 1%. https://www.me.utexas.edu/~neptune/Papers/jab26%284%29.pdf Adjusting the ...
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What model of haro with serial # X1S4HO2937 do i have

It's almost complete original haro bike parts
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What hanger is compatible with Shimano Claris RD R200?

Trying to find a rear derailleur hanger that works with the Shimano Claris R2000 8 speed, on my REI Co-op bike. Have done lots of searching on Shimano's site and Amazon and Google. What am I missing? ...
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Bike kit needs battery , need help choosing a battery and confused by specs

I have a 48v 1000 Watt rear hub kit, with a multifunction LCD display. Voltage:dc48v,Current:28A Booster1:1,speed set 1:1-42v/dual mode, brakes : low level. Now I'm unsure what battery to get. Can ...
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What are Clarks 2P and 4SP cable housings?

Lots of websites stock Clarks cable-outers. Lots say which type -- but I can't find what that type means. Can you help? I suspect 2P is a fairly standard brake cable outer (5mm, spiral-wound, nylon-...
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I’m unsure what I need to change to 1x chainring

I’m looking into upgrading my bikes chainring to a single one, I took off the one I have on my bike currently and there is no way of transferring the crank arm to the single chainring, I’m unsure what ...
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What kind of bike is this, found in basement

i got these pictures from my dad, can someone tell from what era this bike is? And is this something valuable/rare? The owner died last year, he was 86. Lived in flanders, belgium. ​​​​​​​Any help ...
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Chain falls between the chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the small one

The issue I have is that at the new bike I'm looking to purchase I'm faced with the followings: the chain falls between the 2 chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the ...
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Road tyres vs “Street” tyres for charity ride on MTB Tandem

Variation on a question that's been asked a few times. For reasons, we have signed up to do a charity ride of ~80 miles on our super-cheap Viking Saratoga tandem. I've already made a few upgrades, ...
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Compatibility of Tiagra 4700 shifter with MTB front derailleur

I am aware that with the introduction of the Tiagra 4700 groupset Shimano now uses the 11-speed road cable pull ratio also for their 10-speed road systems. Therefore a Tiagra 4700 right shifter is ...
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Anyone know of 3x7 brifters with internal cabling?

Kind of similar to this question (sorry for the repetition). I have an old (beloved) specialized A1 with Shimano RSX shifters. They periodically suffer from this problem where they stop shifting. I'...
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What is the proper way to tighten dual bolt saddle rail clamp to stop rail slippage?

I have a 2018 Specialized Allez, with Titanium 'Hollow Ti' saddle rails. To secure them to the seat post, there are two bolts opposite each other that both clamp down the same upper plate onto the ...
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Broken bearing cover near stem

I have a small issue with a bearing cover/seal (not sure how it's called properly) that I would like to fix. I'm attaching the picture for clarity. I imagine I should just replace the part but I have ...
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Bottom Bracket for Trek Crossrip Elite 2014?

I am planning to upgrade my group set to 11 speed 105 along with the bottom bracket. However, I have no idea what type of BB should I get and brand. If anyone could help me that would be great?
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Relationship between given width of a tire and actual height

I've spent some time digging around and can't quite find a satisfactory answer here. I have an older (80's) road frame that currently has 622x23 tires. I would like to upgrade to 28mm or even 32mm ...
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Is this hub beyond repair?

I recently took my bike in for a service and they told me that the hub and bearings had worn out and they needed to be replaced. I took the wheel off and rotated the bolt thing going through the ...
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Replacement derailleur 2015 Kona Precept

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement front derailleur for my 2015 Kona Precept. It was originally a Shimano SLX but I cannot find a new one that fits. Its a direct low mount triple with a 44 ...
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What replaces Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur RD-M570?

They stopped making my current derailleur in 2003. I need to replace it. How do I choose a replacement part? A good answer will tell me a specific part (with part number) that will replace the RD-...
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Strategy for removing a bottom bracket with plastic retainers?

Bottom brackets that have plastic retainers have a reputation for being problematic to remove. Often the tool interface on the plastic retaining ring will shear off if the plastic is old or the bottom ...
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Lights for Rixen Kaul Klickfix shopper basket

I am looking for a solution to attach lights to my Rixen Kaul Klickfix shopper basket: Any suggestions? Would this clip work with the basket above?
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Damaged carbon fibre wheels

Can anybody tell me if you can repair a Wolber Carima carbon fibre wheel that has a chip on the rim?
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Is patent abuse being used to block high-lumen headlamps that run on standard batteries? [closed]

There are virtually NO high lumen lamps on the market. Old/closed posts related to this have links to VERY FEW and they are discontinued. Nothing comes up from Amazon or Google searches. Is some ...
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Fitting question for first trekking bike - differences in stack and reach

I understand this might be a pointless/dumb question, but as an bike freshman, I am confused: Trying to select an entry level first bike (cross/hybrid) and so far I'm between two of them (local EU ...
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Rusty brake nuts & cables: Should I change my brakes or not?

I have been using a used bike for a few months now and when I bought it it was in mint conditions. However, the winter has been really harsh were I live and since I drove every day to work with it ...
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What to expect from an e-bike service?

My e-bike manufacturer recommends a service every 1000km. Tomorrow I'll bring my bike to the shop where I bought it for the first service. I already had a mini-service for free at around 300 km in ...
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How to choose brake cables

I've decided to change a number of brake cables on my family's fleet of bikes. I'm overwhelmed by the number of possible inners and outers. What features should I prioritize? Stainless? Teflon-lined?...
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Replacing Giant Defy 4 2013 alloy steerer fork with Giant carbon steerer fork

I am planning on making the above replacement. The original fork is the composite fork with alloy steerer, however the replacement (from Giant) has a carbon steerer. Can I still use the same original ...
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Spokes loose on my new bike [duplicate]

I have recently joined the cycling world after committing to losing weight. I am a heavy rider at about 28st (390 lbs) and have after some advice gone for a GT Avalanche. I have had the bike less than ...
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Loose spokes after only a few rides

I have recently joined the cycling world after committing to losing weight. I am a heavy rider at about 28st (390 lbs) and have after some advice gone for a GT Avalanche. I have had the bike less than ...
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Clicking noise when cranks rotate

I've got an old `86 Raleigh fixed gear bicycle that is making a loud clicking noise when the cranks rotates. It seems to have just started doing this today. I'm looking for someone who, maybe has ...
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Removing cushion from Aldi Bikemate Boodie seat

I would like to remove the cushion from my Aldi Bikemate Boodie seat - it is unpleasant after spending the winter in a damp shed. There is only so much cleaning I can do while it's on and I don't want ...
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Can you have an Ultegra crank arm on the one side and a 105 crank arm on the other side

I have an Ultegra groupset, but I also have a 105 left crank that has a power meter. Can you mix these two? I don't care about the weight difference, only talking about a geometry point of view. My ...
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My chain skips on the front chain rings. What do I do?

I currently ride a Cannondale Catalyst 3 and I've noticed my chain doesn't like to catch on my front chainrings. I'm very new to mountain biking and I am on a very low budget, so is there any way to ...
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What is the benefit of a carbon fiber fork? [duplicate]

I have noticed that many bikes today have a carbon fiber fork, whereas the frame is made from aluminum. My opinion is that this is somewhat strange: if you have a crash, carbon fiber can get damaged ...
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Is it worth rebuilding a wheel myself to save money?

The bearings and hubs on my bike have worn out and need replacing. The local bike shop charges $120 to have the wheel rebuilt with a new hub not including the part cost. I am considering doing this ...
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Why is doping illegal in Tour de France?

It seems like a self-evident truth, but I've never heard the rationale behind it. Why is doping illegal in Tour de France? I assume it is related to the safety of the riders? Then why don't they ...
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Should a cross-threaded (but functional) freehub body be considered safe?

I cross-threaded my cassette lock-ring on a pair of Fulcrum racing 4 DBs (aluminum threads AFAIK). Upon removing the cassette it looked like the top of the threads were slightly damaged, but I was ...
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How can I lock a gear barrel adjuster that keeps moving?

My inline front mech barrel adjuster unscrews itself while riding. It's on the down tube so I can tweak it on the move, but when I realise it's moved isn't always an ideal time. For example I shift ...
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Mixing Ultegra or 105 left crankarm with Shimano Sora support

I'm interested in buying this power meter: https://pl.aliexpress.com/item/XCADEY-Bicycle-power-meter-Crank-power-meter-Bicycle-GPS-Computer-Garmin-Edge-Bryton-IGPSPORT-Support-ANT/32798182129.html. I ...
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Why are barrel adjusters different for brakes and gears?

In my experience, the ones for brakes will look something like this while ones for gears will look like this Is it even true that this is the case or did I just randomly see all the bikes having ...

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