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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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Which of these Mountain Bikes Choices is the Best? [closed]

The choices from local bike stores: Used 2015 Cannondale SL 29 - 2 (Women's) - $750 2019 Haro Doublepeak 27.5 Trail - $760 2018 Specialized Pitch Comp 27.5 (Women's) -$700 2019 Specialized Rockhopper ...
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Bolt holding saddle to seatpost broke

I have a saddle somewhat similar to this one. One bolt holding saddle clamp to the seatpost. Some half a year ago I was riding with no hands and leaned back a bit. Suddenly, I fell down the bike on ...
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SRAM GXP crank installation and rear hub preload

I just had some new BB bearings installed and am going to put the crank in but have two spacers/dust shields I am uncertain of position. I had everything laid out how it was removed but it got mixed ...
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How to repair a twisted Presta valve?

On one of my old bike, I have a twisted Presta valve: Unlike this user, I can't put glue on my valve because the air is leaking at the tip of the valve (where it is twisted). So, I want to know if I ...
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What does the number 77 mean on the Schrader valve?

Can anyone please tell me what this number on the valve mean?
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Derailler clearance on ERTO 406 wheels

i have a Cannondale Hooligan I on which I plan to remove the Shimano Nexus 3spd IGH and replace it with a derailleur gear system. This bike has ETRTO 406 aka 20 inch wheels. I want to use an 11 speed ...
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Tightening steerer expander/compressor and spacer positions with a carbon fork

I had ugly clicking noises coming from the headset before and after a warranty exchange of a fork (the reason for the exchange was on the other end). I have identified the clicking as coming from the ...
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On what surfaces can I safely use my hybrid bike?

I will be doing a 50 mile ride in a few weeks' time, most of which is on tow paths and a disused railway line. The surface will therefore be somewhat rough and loose, but not muddy and no major ...
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Can I replace my 700C x 38mm tyres for 700Cx23mm or 25 ones? [duplicate]

what would be my possibilities if I cant?
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Adding gears to my grandson's 12" bike

My grandson has the kind of bike you pedal backwards to brake, and he goes riding with me on my days off. Yesterday, he asked me if we can convert his bike because we have looked everywhere and no ...
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Determining bottom bracket type

I'm fixing up an old bike I bought in Belgium. Not sure about the exact brand/year. The bottom bracket axle is branded "Flandria". It's a cottered axle. I want to replace this with a square taper ...
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Most effective > 200 mile ride training

On the 17th of August I'm doing a 250 mile ride in the UK in one day. I'm no stranger to longer rides often completing 100 mile rides and my longest ever was 175 miles (it was fairly unpleasant ...
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Is Shimano the only company with a sealed ratchet mechanism in their freehubs?

Most freehub designs have exposed rachets when the freehub cassette body and hub are disassembled. So much care must be taken to keep the mechanism clean and free from dirt an dust. Shimano's freehub ...
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Rear derailleur not shifting first time from lowest gear

I am installing new cables and trying to reconnect the rear derailleur. I can the gears indexed perfectly on the way up but when I try to shift down from the lowest gear (biggest cog) it doesn’t move ...
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Front derailleur will not sit properly on large cog without chain rub

I bought a Vilano Commuter bike ( 3x7 speed ) a while back and recently upgraded the front derailleur, crankset, brifters, pedals and rear derailleur to tourney A070 components. However, I can't seem ...
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Install suspension forks on non-suspension bike

I have a 1990s Saracen PowerTrax. Is there a way I can install a suspension fork, or will that muck up the bike somehow? I'm actually interested in ways to raise the bars with respect to the seat, so ...
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TRP Hy/Rd callipers rubbing

I’ve just installed a set of TRP HY/RD brakes and I can’t seem to stop the front ones from rubbing the rotor. I’ve tried realigning the calliper but it seems to be rubbing on both sides not just one. ...
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Can't shift to highest front gear

I've been trying to propely adjust front gears in my bike, but failed to do so. I can't make the front gear to shift to highest gear. I can make it work when testing the bike while it's lifted, but ...
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How to clean tubeless tire sealant from rims

How to clean the stuck/dry sealant from the rim edge, and the rim tape, etc? (In order to replace my old tubeless tyres with new, and the new ones to sit on a clean/fresh surface). With water? Water/...
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Riding Loveland Pass, Colorado

I'll soon be attempting Loveland Pass west of Denver unsupported and would like to hear of any experiences and/or recommendations from others who have done it or another high mountain pass in the ...
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Appropriate oil viscosity for the inside of a freewheel body

Without taking one apart, I have seen people spraying WD40 into a freewheel body to clear it out, and then dripping Phil's tenacious oil into it for lubrication. The thickest stuff I have available at ...
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What features does a mountain bike need to be converted to an ebike?

I'm looking convert a mountain bike and convert it to electric with a rear hub kit. I am wondering what features I should look out for to make this easier: Is there any way to keep the cassette that ...
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Will adding duck/duct tape in my tires stop punctures?

Mountain bike Kawasaki kdx226fs
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Did I pick the wrong bike?

I live 7.2 miles from where I work and was rebuilding my life, so no car. I was walking to work everyday until my son took me to Wal-Mart and said I was getting a bike. I picked out a Kent 26 ...
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Ghost shifting with a nearly fully rebuilt drivetrain

I’ve got an old Surly Crosscheck that’s been ghostshifting for awhile now. I’ve rebuilt most of the drivetrain to try to fix the problem to no avail. I replaced the cassette, chain, rear derailleur, ...

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