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I'm trying to find out who makes this shiner bock mountain bike the serial number is TPT101202371

TPT101202371 This is the serial number on bottom of bicycle
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Are more expensive chains/casettes more quiet?

If we ignore the lower end products and compare mid and high end products. Is there a noticeable difference between the sound produced while pedaling in the same gear (Not the shifting sound)? For ...
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Replacement Rim Suggestions! [duplicate]

I need to replace a rim that is cracked around the spokes. This is my bike: http://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/whistler/2015 (Whistler 70) I can't find any info on my current clincher rim (700C) for my ...
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Looking for the perfect frame [closed]

I'm looking for the perfect frame for my next build and looking for suggestions. This is going to be a commuter bike. I want disc brakes with thru-axles, a classic road-ish geometry as much as ...
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Any chance of identifying this tandem. (S/N T9012 737) Could be other numbers under cable guide. Manufactured around 1990 I think

Need to identify this tandem likely manufactured around 1990. S/N T9012 737. Could be additional numbers under the cable guide. [
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Left crank keeps coming loose

Often when I go to school on my bicycle the left crank arm starts to loosen up after one or two really gentle jumps. When this happens I just tighten it with the tool I have in my backpack. It went on ...
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Help please - I am suspicious this bike might be stolen

I recently got this Btwin Triban 3 bike from a person I definately trust. He said they have had it for a couple of years but don't use it anymore and originally got it from a family member a while ago....
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Change in setup to stop handlebars jack knifing

I picked up a new fat bike recently took it on the first ride, just some light trails felt good however during corners the bars feel like the want to collapse in towards the way I'm turning. Not sure ...
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Using a new but potentially dirty olive and barb when shortening hydraulic brake hosing

I wish to shorten the hose on a hydraulic brake system (model is TRP hylex) i have an unused TRP olive and barb, however unfortunately they have been knocking about in a tray with an old chain and ...
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Tape or grips for bar ends?

I've just added a pair of bar ends to my handlebar. I feels surprisingly good, except that they are too thin, compared to my grips. Are there any options to make them more comfortable? Maybe I can ...
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Clicking while pedalling

Hi all while I'm pedalling I get clicking noise I feel it in the left side of pedal I change the pedals I thought that may of been the problem but it's still there but funniest thing is if I stand ...
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Replacing broken road fork with same model but shorter steerer tube. What can I expect for handling issues?

My road bike is an '05 Trek 1000 54 cm frame size. The Bontrager carbon fork (Satellite Plus) was destroyed in a non riding accident. I have found on eBay a replacement fork--same model , identical ...
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What is this Allen bolt on my novatech freehub, and what does it do?

I've been servicing the novatech freehub on my Kona cyclo-cross bike after a particularly filthy ride. When removing the freehub I noticed this tiny Allen bolt by the inner pawls of the freehub. When ...
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Patching innertubes containing sealant

From my experience, I've learned that Slime will plug/seal a small hole in a tube. Sometimes the tube needs to be inflated 2 or 3 times for hole to seal. If a glueless patch is applied over a small ...
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Carbon frame damage from chain

Sustained some damage from a chain coming off, and it's done some rather nasty damage to the paint, frame itself looks OK? Other bikes I own have a metal plate here to protect the frame, is this not ...
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Is it possible to combine rod brakes with a coaster brake?

I'm restoring an old roadster bicycle with Westwood rims. I love how it looks but the braking is horrible, especially because I live in an area with a lot of downhills. I don't want to add cable ...
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Does a seatpost affect the rigidity of the frame?

Is it possible to use a zero offset seatpost to make the bike frame more rigid? I consider the Crank Brothers Cobalt 1 Straight Seatpost.
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Random piece of plastic

I have recently purchased a hybrid bike with suspension (not sure if that is relevant to this question). It came with two pieces of plastic. Any ideas what they may be for?
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How to you remove the seal from a Deore XT FH-M8000 freehub?

When first installing (or overhauling) Shimano rear hubs, I usually pull the freehub, lift the seal off the back side (where the splines are that engage the hub body) and then heat the freehub with a ...
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Will 11 speed 55-42T Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 crankset will be compatible with an 8 speed 11-28T cassette and shifter?

Will a Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 55-42T crankset be compatible with my current Shimano 8 speed 11-28T cassette? The purpose of this change is for Time Trialling.
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What tool to adjust brakes

My brakes make a noise on a time interval, as the tire rotates around. I have Shimano BR-MT520 brakes. I hear you can loosen the two bolts and move it side to side to adjust. What is the name of the ...
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SRAM AXS double to single

I'm looking at a road bike with SRAM Force AXS 2x crank but would like it as 1x. I see from photos that the spider is separate from the right crank. Are the 1x vs 2x arms and/or spiders different? ...
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Why are road bikes (not time trial bikes) used in many triathlons?

I've been watching triathlon videos lately and I couldn't help but notice that, with the exception of Ironman Competitions, only road bikes and not time trial bikes are being used. Is there any reason ...
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How to remove a stuck SRAM AXS (Dub) crankset

I wanted to remove my relatively new SRAM RED eTap AXS crankset from my bike and I'm having problems trying to loosen (meaning: being unable to) the main 8mm hex bolt on the drive side, the step shown ...
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How can I remind myself to lock a rental bicycle at the end of the ride? [closed]

In city where I live, shared bicycles have a wheel lock, which is unlocked by a mobile app what starts the rental period and which has to be locked manually by pushing the lever back to locked ...
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Converting an SRAM Apex 2x10 to 1x10

I want to convert my bike to a 1x drivetrain (and move to a dropbar). It's a Commençal Le Route from 2013, full specs are here: mostly a 2x10 SRAM Apex Groupset (34/48 at the front, 11/32 at the rear)....
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Chain Waxing - Strainer / Colander / Other?

How do you keep your chain out of the muck when re-waxing it? I've been using this colander: There's an unperforated section around where it bends at the bottom. At first I had it in the bottom of ...
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Installing a chainguard on a bike with derauiller

My pants always get caught in the chain (and wearing shorts is not an option). However, it seems that it's impossible to have both a derailleur and a chainguard so what is the solution? Can I just ...
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New front derailleur

I need to replace the front derailleur on my friends bike, this one is old and rusted, its a shimano FD M191. I've read a bit about what I need to know before I buy a new one but I just wanted to be ...
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Performance consistently better in the evening?

This has been on the back of my mind for ~5 years after I started riding consistently but never got around to asking it. I always get faster average speed/power (Strava estimate, I don't have a power ...
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Qring with Etap shifting problem

I switch to Qring with my Etap Quarq crank. I cut it big qring for fit (Quarq was on the way) and switch to a new chainring bolt for hidden bolt. the problem I have now is when I’m shifting from the ...
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What is the model of my bike?

Hi, i can't figure out what the model of my bike is. I know that it's an Orbea AVANT bike, but i can't figure out which series it is. Any help would be a appreciated thanks! The frame is made of ...
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I don’t know what bike to get [closed]

I recently sold my bike as it was too small for me. That means I need a new bike. I have £400 to spend on a bike and it must be 27.5 inch wheels. Please give me some help on picking a bike
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What to put after taking off rear stabilisers from child bicyle?

I removed rear stabilisers from my 9y old daughter's bike a while ago, but I lost the little pieces that are supposed to replace the stabilisers. Today I don't even remember what they look like. Any ...
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How much can I expect to improve in 1 year?

I am 51 yo, started cycling 2 months ago. I do about 80 km per week (in weekends). Currently my average speed over large distances (max distance I've done so far is 90 km) is around 22 km/h. On flat ...
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What is this crank and BB on this bike? And how do I take that sort of crank off?

I have a 2009 Cannondale Six Carbon 3, which supposedly has a BB30 bottom bracket and a FSA Gossamer non-BB30 crank set. It looks like this: I'm having some creaks when I pedal and I'm trying to ...
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What is the rear hub of a Giant ATX 2 2019/2020?

My question is about the Giant ATX 2 2019/20 model. Is the hub a freehub for a cassette or a hub for a freewheel?
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What is my bike frame [closed]

. What are those numbers on my bike frame?
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Shimano Sora rear derailleur install, U-ring on bolt

I had a slight bend with my mech hanger so I took off the rear mech to get the hanger out and fixed. Now that the hanger is fixed, I noticed a U-shaped ring around the bottom of the bolt on the rear ...
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I have a 24" bmx. I would like to know the make and model [duplicate]

I bought it as a complete bike. The forks are stamped fa. I figure free agent. The bottom bearing cup has a painted logo that says hammer. The numbers on the frame are ACA09E005025. 09-010. I ...
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Are dimpled chainstays weaker than smooth ones, other things equal?

Here are two frames: Velo Orange Campeur and New Albion Drake. Assume that they are made of essentially the same steel, 4130 CrMo. The Drake has a very pronounced dimple on the inside, to help ...
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How many degrees does the stem of a Canyon integrated cockpit rise?

I am plotting a Canyon Ultimate bike on BikeCad, but I can't find how many degrees the stem rises. The stem is part of the Canyon H36 integrated cockpit. In general, manifacturers of integrated-stem ...
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What is the ideal brake pad material for a MTB used in both downhill and cross-country/Single-track settings?

all! I and my wife both spend a lot of time doing both downhill and single-track MTB in New England. We both are still on our stock organic pads, and are looking to replace our pads soon-ish. I, ...
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Was gold an original color of J.C Higgins Jet Rocket 502-10? What year(s) was it manufactured?

I inherited this rare J.C Higgins Jet Rocket 502-10 and am looking for more information about it, specifically what year(s) it was manufactured. I have the original instruction manual for the Deluxe ...
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Is it worth upgrading to 28mm tyres from 25 for a 250 mile ride?

Next month I'm embarking on a 250 mile ride over one day - I've done plenty of training and I'm ready. Currently my bike has 25mm tyres and some of the 100 - 175mile training rides I've done have ...
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I'm wanting to replace some parts

I did some work for my neighbor and he gave me some cash plus a road bike. I've used it for about 3 years but I was wondering if I could upgrade it a little. The chain slips off some times and it's ...
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How do I choose a replacement wheel rim?

These are my current rims: Wheeltech TD26 by Alex Rims (can't find much info about these online). I need to replace the rear wheel as it is cracked (cracks on the rims around a few spokes) It's a ...
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How to choose between 10 speed vs 12 speed drivetrain on mountain bike. Pros and Cons

I'm buying a mountain bike from a company that lets you choose the drivetrain. I am having trouble deciding whether to go for a 1 x 10 speed Deore option (11-42) or a 1 x 12 speed SLX (recently ...
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Servicing full suspension bike after long period of not being used

I bought a new bike about a couple of years ago, rode it about a dozen times and haven't been on it since. Should I perform a full service on the bike (replace seals, oil, bleed the brakes, etc.) ...
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Tune mechanical disk brakes TRP Spyre C

On my bike I have SRAM Rival levers paired to TRP Spyre C mechanical disc brake calipers. I'd like to tune them to "brake harder"; currently, I have to press more than half of the way on order to ...

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