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Convert front wheel back to fixed nut

My quick release rattles so how can I convert back to a fixed nut front axle?
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Seized brake caliper nuts

Servicing a mate's bike. The brake caliper nuts were already rounded off. Tried all the hints to remove without success. Agreed to saw off the calipers as new ones were needed anyway. Got this done ...
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Identify tandem frame with no LK99040060 [duplicate]

Looking to identify my tandem frame It was bought without decals and buyer claimed it to be a Gary Fisher but I want to know for sure before I have it refinished. It has eccentric bottom bracket ...
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The shifter dosen't want to shift to the lower gear

This is a new shifter and derailleur but only can shift to the highest gear and won't shift back to the lower gear. How can I fix this? I already changed the cable housing but when I pull the ...
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Is this crack on my seat stay mechanically safe?

Recently picked up a steel frame and realised there was a crack on one side of the rear triangle, right by the seatpost. Crack seem to be contained towards the outer part of the tube so does not seem ...
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What is the maximum number of cassette teeth compatible with Shimano 11 speed 53-39T, 52-36T & 50-34T crankset?

I want to upgrade my bike which can speedup in flats but also climb efficiently in slopes. Can someone give the maximum number of teeth that would be compatible with those 3 cranksets, if I where to ...
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My Sram x-3 rear derailleur will only shift to the highest gear but won't shift back lower

The rear shifter is new and the shifters work smoothly but only can shift to the bigger sprocket and no matter what I do the shifter doesn't shift back to the smaller sprocket . I don't know if this ...
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Is there a special 3/32" chain ring for single speed/fixed gear bikes?

Am I able to use what's called an "Outer" chain ring in a single speed application? Something like this https://www.modernbike.com/sugino-48t-110mm-standard-chainring Thank you.
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Paintjobs Colors

I have a 1983 miyata 310 Sport Touring bicycle. After searching the internet , It has a dark platinum on the frame. I'm trying to find some type of touchup paint that will match the original dark ...
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poplock lever very stiff to turn on

Why is the Poplock lever of my RockShox Recon so very hard and stiff to turn on, right from the first time I bought it new? (Off is easy). Is there any way to make it softer, as other brands and ...
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How to fit single speed tensioner onto bike?

I have recently replaced my old Gusset Bachelor SS tensioner for a new Gusset sprung tensioner with a jockey wheel (https://www.gussetcomponents.com/shop/chains-and-chain-devices/squire-ss-tensioner/)....
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Can a Mamachari be fitted with an 11 speed 52-36T crankset and FD?

I would like to upgrade this bike with a better and faster crankset, 52-36T, but I'm confused if my planned setup will be compatible with the bike I have. I have consulted in our local bike shop and ...
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50/34 compact with 11-32 10-speed Shimano 105 - will 11-34 make climbing easier or change chainring

As mentioned above...I'm running a 50/34 10 speed with 11-32 cassette but would like to change to a configuration that would make climbing hill easier. I live in a hilly area so every time I cycle, ...
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Can we use Shimano XTR 2x11 speed shifter with Shimano 2x11 Dura-Ace RD and FD?

Is Shimano XTR 2x11 shifter compatible with 2x11 Dura-ace RD and FD? I'm looking to upgrade my old bike with porteur type handlebar with some high-end components. I'm planning to make it like an all ...
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Adding lower gears to a nine speed Ultegra road bike with triple ring

My wife has a road bike with an Ultegra triple crank and a nine speed Ultegra 13/30 cassette. She needs a lower gear. Can the derailleur handle a larger rear sprocket? Ho large?
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Why are my ENVE SES wheels rubbing on frame when Zipp 303 didn't? Same tyres

The 25mm tires are rubbing and they didn't when I had Zipp 303 on Cannondale 2017 EVO. Seems like every time I put any pressure or even turn, tyres rub the frame. I'm only 140lbs (63 kg) and this is ...
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How can I upgrade a Shimano FC-TX70 crankset?

I need to replace a Shimano FX-TX70 crankset, "DualSisIndex", 42-34-24. However, I'm quite lost on the Shimano website, and I'm not so sure which part to choose as a similar replacement... Would ...
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Tektro Spyre C — is the rotor riveted to the hub?

I recently bought the Cube Nuroad FE. I features Tektro Spyre C mechanical disk brakes, and I am underwhelmed by their stopping performance, especially on the rear wheel. I am thinking about changing ...
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Hard and noisy Shimano ST-EF29 front shifter with brake lever

I bought brand new Shimano ST-EF29 (3x8 Speed) Shifter + Brake Lever (both left and right) for my MTB which I installed some 3 months ago. But it is very noisy (especially when shifting from 3rd to ...
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Road bike front wheel question

I was doing some maintenance on my road bike. I took the front wheel off, removed the quick release skewer from the wheel, set the wheel aside, and put a drop of tri-flow on the skewer to lubricate it....
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I have a Kastan serial number KHP03074 and I'm trying to find out year and frame style [duplicate]

Help me Identify my Kastan. I would like to know year and frame style
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Why is my new front wheel not spinning?

Today my front wheel got flat. I took it for repair and when I went back home cycling it was very hard. It felt so heavy and that was not normal for speed 4, when I changed down to speed 3, 2, 1 it ...
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Fractured Steerer Tube [closed]

This is a dispute between myself, and my Insurance (Yellow Jersey). I crashed my Canyon Aeroad CF SLX, when I clipped the rear wheel of the rider in front of me as a result I fell onto my right side ...
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FC-RS510 Crankset compatibility

I've recently acquired a cyclocross bike (Stevens Prestige) with aforementioned FC-RS510 crankset. I am thinking of exchanging the 50-34 gearing which is currently mounted with a 46-36 set because ...
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Scrap it or not

I purchased this Bottecchia full-carbon frame a a few years ago and built it up using Shimano 105 components. Shortly after the build was done it came off the rear mounted rack on my car and went ...
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Can we use low-end front derailleur with an 11 speed crankset?

Can we use a low-end front derailleur like Shimano Tourney 2x with an 11 speed 2x Shimano (105, Ultegra or Dura-ace) crankset? If not, how low can I go? Just needs confirmation base from this link I'...
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How to find a replacement and replace a broken kickstand?

My bike came with a kickstand, but today after a ride I noticed part of it had fallen off somewhere, as shown in the picture below: It used to look like this: As I don't have the part of kickstand ...
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Can any one tell me what make for bmx this is plz [duplicate]

Hay hay the serial number is :RPFJ998250 CAN ANY SHEAD some light on this for me plz
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Alternative uses for RockShox fork oil

I currently have a small bottle of red RockShox 15wt fork oil left over. As I no longer own a RockShox fork, this oil seems pretty useless to me. (Fox specifies different oil weights, and I can't ...
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Should I bike or drive to work? (6.8 mi) [closed]

I am moving next month and I need to figure out how to get to work. Option one is driving to work, which will take 15 to 20 minutes one-way. Option two is biking, which will take about 35 minutes ...
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HED Tomcat disc, 24h, 21mm internal width [duplicate]

What's the smallest size tire that will fit these rims: HED Tomcat disc, 24h, 21mm internal width
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Minimum dimensions of bike storage shed

I am interested in buying/building a storage shed that can hold three standard 19" mountain bikes. Ideally, the space would be as small as possible while still allowing one person to get the bike in ...
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Why did the Spanish Courts 'remove' so many Spanish cyclists from the Operation Puerto investigation? [closed]

Operación Puerto is an ongoing investigation (opened in 2006) by the Spanish police in to the activities of Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, a sports doctor infamous for supplying professional athletes with ...
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Can FH9000 rear freehub be put on bicycle with 7800 Dura Ace group?

My bike is a Coppi Wing with a 7800 Dura Ace group. My cassette is a 10-speed CS 5700 for Tiagra. I have to replace my freehub. Will a Dura-Ace 9000-series freehub fit?
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What do I need to make this new fork aesthetically pleasing?

I needed to replace my broken Bontrager Satellite Plus carbon/aluminum fork on my '05 Trek 1000. I chose this Q2 carbon/ aluminum fork as a replacement because the few Satellite Plus forks I was able ...
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Is it possible to replace Shimano stem shifter SL-S441 Indexed SIS with new metal knobs but keep the clamp?

I have a Stem Shimano SIS SL-S441 (2x6) shifter on my bicycle. I want to restore the bicycle, take it apart, repaint it. I'm very much a noob and I've searched for 6 hours and unable to find the ...
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Different looking bearing races

So I’m cleaning my bearings and the cups and I’ve just realised one of them looks like it’s been bent inward. Is it supposed to look like this or has something happened?
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Suggestions for protecting jeans from saddle clamp bolt

I’ve got a bike whose seat post uses the traditional style saddle clamp. It works! The saddle is firmly attached to the bike. Hooray. However. This bike is sort of a “café racer” - I mainly pootle ...
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Why do all riders in the Tour wear WHITE bike shoes?

The riders in the Tour de France all wear WHITE bicycle shoes. Why is everyone with white? Is that a rule in the Tour?
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How can I identify my bikes make through the serial number?

I can't identify my bike so I was hoping someone could help me... The serial number is AX365316
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What kind of bike is this? (Rims and frame) [duplicate]

Can anyone help me find out what kind of bike this is? It has redline stickers but I'm not sure if its correct. There's no serial number on it anywhere and the wheels have no markings at all either. I'...
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Can you use slime (brand) auto tire “tubeless” sealant for a bicycle tube?

I'm used to using slime in my tubed tires, the bicycle sealant kind with the "red trim": but I noticed some "prevent and repair flat tires tire sealant, all tubeless tires" blue trim tire sealant, ...
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UCI rules on allowed brakes?

I'm considering buying a TriRig Omega X braking system front & rear for a bike I intend to use in UCI events. I can't find the right document on their respective website, so I'm asking here hoping ...
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Maximum height for tagalong

My daughter is not a very experienced cyclist so on holiday I would like to rent a shared bike. However, at her size (133cm/26kg) she appears to be in a gap where she is too small for a tandem but ...
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Bladed spokes on drive side, regular on other side

Yesterday, I checked out a Cannondale Synapse with Mavic Aksium wheels. One strange detail caught my eye - the rear wheel had bladed spokes on the drive side, and regular, cylindrical spokes on the ...
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Tubular in clincher rims?

Just tried it - my trekking rim was too deep, so have to use 4 tapes to keep side out of rim, but then tubular started to travel forward even during slow acceleration. Would you try to use glue on ...
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Carbon fiber fork scratched. Paint over or replace?

I'm new to carbon fiber in general. The other day my fork scraped up on some concrete. I'm not too worried if it's a scratch; however, I am worried if it means the fork is a goner. I've posted a ...
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Any idea what this is, seller says it's a Haro

This bmx is advertised as an old school Haro but I'm not so sure it is.
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Fox F120 RL fork mystery fluid - with pics

The fork of the bike I bought used - a Fox F120RL (installed on a 2011 Trek Fuel 8 EX) has started leaking a weird see-through fluid from the side where you adjust compression and rebound. Does anyone ...
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3x9 speed to a 1x9 speed conversion

I want to convert my 27 speed 3x9 to a 1x9. What do you recommend for chainring and cassette combinations? What are the cautions?

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