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Single speed chain wide

The chain is wider than cog, it's safe to ride, and doesn't fall over, it's staying properly, chain 1/2 x 1/8 ,my cog 1/2 x 3/32
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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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How do I secure my bike trailer? ( Thule )

I'd like to secure my bike trailer. I've a D lock for my bike, but my trailer is so big, ( that's a double), that doesn't fit into the daycare center's doors. I Use my bike trailer, specially in order ...
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Shimano R7000-FD compatible with 10 speed?

Is the Shimano R7000-FD compatible with a 10 speed chain / cassette? I currently have the R7000 chainwheel on my bike and that seems to work with a 10 speed chain / cassette. If I upgraded the FD as ...
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Removing WD40 from disk brakes - possible? [duplicate]

So I was stupid enough to get a fair bit of WD40 on my disk brakes. I tried cleaning them by removing the wheel, cleaning the disk (with soap) and to spray soap in between the brake pads and wiping it ...
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How do you come to a stop without dismounting? [duplicate]

I'm an avid bicycler who has just moved to the city (Boston). As I (unlike many folks here) am unwilling to run red lights and violate traffic laws, I often have to come to a stop, dismount, and wait ...
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Is it worth it to spend $640 on a GT Verb sport for the Full suspension or should I just get a good Cheap Genesis [on hold]

I enjoy going fast on downhill off road trails that usually have lots of rocks. My Huffy is not handling this very well and I would like to get a durable, high end bike with full suspension, and I don’...
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Installing di2 groupset on 2019 Supersix Evo Hi Mod

I just got a 2019 Supersix HM and want to put di2 on the bike. Is its my first time putting an electronic groupset, does anyone know if i should get external junction box or internal junction box? ...
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Do I need a shock-proof watch for cycling?

I've just started cycling longer distances as a hobby (I cycle for my commute daily). My watch isn't waterproof at all so I don't take it with me but on my last ride I found myself getting annoyed at ...
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Terminology: coaster brakes vs free wheel?

I just read this article https://www.tikesbikes.com/pages/coaster-brake-vs-hand-brake and it confuses me. They oppose coaster brakes with free wheels. My understanding is that the opposite of ...
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Adult Tricycle won't move

I have a new "Cliensy" adult trike. It came to me in a large box, completely unassembled. I assembled it and took it for a spin out in the parking lot. Now I notice that it feels like the gears are ...
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Fork load capacity

I saw that the carbon fork of a bike has load capacity of 9 kg. Isn't it way too little? I assume my weight (and that of cargo) does not spread evenly 50/50 on front and back wheels but still, say the ...
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Inner tube exploded

Ive had an ebike for several months, putting 250 miles on it. I've inflated the tires once since receiving the bike...100 miles ago. Today, a couple hours after a ride I heard a loud BANG, went to ...
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Can I install an upright handlebar (curved towards me) on a touring bike?

I bike around the city on a daily basis, usually for short distances (5 km tops, typically less than that). I currently have a cheap, battered down touring bike that is nevertheless doing the job ...
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Is Acera m4000 usable for trails

Can I use Acera m4000 on trails without damaging anything on my bike specially my derailleur
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20 TDA Hard rubber narrow old bike tire?

Hi I have an old narrow hard rubber bicycle tire that is old. It has no numbers on the sidewall but on the inner tire there is "20 TDA", that's it. It has 4 grooves in it that go all the way around ...
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Identify the bike/frame NS alike?

I got this bike, but I doubt it is NS bike since only Movement or Decade could be similar, but still there are differences. Edit: Yes bike was painted and its just a NS sticker
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Removing powder paint from threads

Bought a aluminum frame with rear suspension, got it sanded and powder paint. While they matched the color perfectly, it's smooth and evenly distributed BUT UNFORTUNATELY totally forgot to cover any ...
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Ultegra FC-R8000 Chainring Bolt Fatigue

As per my troubleshooting to find a bike creak (Ultegra FC-R8000 Right Crank Arm Creak) - I have installed and removed the same chainring bolts ~8 times. In the process I snapped one of them. Each of ...
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Ultegra FC-R8000 Right Crank Arm Creak

I have a 2018 Trek Domane SL6 Disc that I've put ~2500km on. I purchased an R8000 dual Stages power meter (Left and Right units) and fitted it onto my bike (following all the steps outlined in the ...
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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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Why is it easier to balance a non-moving bike standing up than sitting down?

When I arrive at a traffic light that is red I usually just stop the bike, stand up and balance it for a minute or two before going on, without ever putting a foot on the ground. Learning to balance a ...
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Old time bike. Can I put a rear derailleur?

Hi guys, I am looking to build up an old timer bike and I have found this frame. Can I put a rear derailleur in that socket?
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Fill my Fox Shock with Air

When I go over a sidewalk, the marker ring on my shock goes all the way down the shock, so I think I need air. I bought a Giant "shock pump" that supposedly goes up to 400 psi. I screwed it onto my ...
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Rear rockshox thru axle. How to remove it if skewer got broken off?

Hello, im new here, how can I deal with this issue any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Why doesn't my new SRAM XG-1295 cassette bolt turn freely?

I am trying to install a brand new SRAM XG-1295 cassette. I watched many videos and it seems very straight forward. Place the cassette on the freehub, match the splines in back, tighten with a ...
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Got a new frameset, don't know why I need this split ring collar?

I can work out all the bits of the semi integrated headset, the star fangled nut for the steerer, but I can't see why I need this? It has similar diameter to the steerer tube, is it a spacer? I don't ...
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Rotor does not fit between pads after replacing the pads

I was having rubbing noises and after taking out the pads I so they were completly worn out. I have shimano r7070 calipers so according to their specs I found in a local shop the L04C as they did not ...
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Anyone know the name/model of this Raleigh? [duplicate]

Bike looks to be early 2000s due to old style gears, thickened downtube has more modern look, its a cheap Raleigh. I would was thinking of buying for a spray project. Anyone know the model name.
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KNOG BLINDER ARC 5.5 battery replacement

Can anyone please tell me how I would go about changing the battery over in my light please!!! I have so far taken off the lens cover and have undone the 3 x 1.5mm Allen screws to release the outer ...
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How important is it to re-space my rear hub?

I just bought new wheels for an older Schwinn frame. I don't know the date it was made, but it's a steel frame and as built it had stem shifters and a cup-and-cone bottom bracket, etc. Probably from ...
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Converting 3x7 to a 1x7. Is it possible with only existing parts?

I own a 2000 model Specialized Ground Control full suspension. The front derailleur is rusty and temperamental so my solution is to remove it as well as 2 chain rings (they are removable on mine) and ...
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Sram thumb lever issue

Is there anyway I can fix this for it to function properly again, or am I gonna need a whole new shifter? The lever is cracked and broken at the collar where the hex bolt threads in so I'm guessing I'...
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What are real advantages of brake hose junction connectors?

I just received my new brake callipers and handles. They come pre-assembled with hoses and a "hose junction connector". These are the same as Dan Lloyd has in the below video: ...
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How to guide rear brake cable in a frame without brake guides?

I recently bought a fixed frame (polo and bike Williamsburg) which I want to ride as singlespeed. The frame has the hole for the rear brake but does not have any attachment to guide the cable. What ...
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Sleep or not to sleep [closed]

I am planning to have a tour 230km with roady bike, elevation <600m overall. I think with average speed will be ~20-25 kmh What you recommend should I sleep on half of ride? Are you talking about ...
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How to secure the fork when there is no stem

On my half recumbent tandem, there is no stem on the front steerer tube. I would like to change the upper cup of the headset (related question Play in headset with no upper bearings on a tandem ...
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

My daughter is 11 years old. She is growing fast and for her age, she is quite tall (154cm). Her bicycle is too small for her now so I'd like to get her a new one. The question is: should I look for ...
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Does anyone here have measurements of SRAM's direct-mount spline interface?

The makerspace I work in purchased a new metal milling unit and I want to test its software's tolerances and mill a narrow-wide chainring. I'm guessing it just consists of a circle with square ...
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The palms of my hands really hurt

I understand that the pressure on my hands causes it. I also understand how the nerves run through my hand. What I don't understand is how to implement the advise of, "Take the weight off your hands" ...
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Clean brake rotors and pads

I've seen plenty of how to clean my chain, but how do I clean muck off my brake rotors and the inside of the assembly that holds the pads? I see some posts specifying isopropyl alcohol, but that ...
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Snap a Shimano chain pin without pliers?

I just went back to a Shimano chain. For emergencies, rather than using a missing link, I considered just bringing a couple of unused links and a replacement pin. However, I don't want to carry a ...
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Giro shoe size help

Can someone help me with giro shoe size? Size guide say that half sized shoe are same length as full sized, is it true or just a mistake? https://www.giro.com/en/empire-acc/p/7041919
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Need Replace for Shimano Altus FD-M310-6

I need to replace my front derailer. I was given a Altus FD-M310-6. but does not work right and is cheap. I would like to get my road bike back on the road.
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Can I get an ebike with a 500 watt motor in Australia? [closed]

I'm a bit on the heavy side, so I'd like to purchase an ebike with something a little gutsier than the usual 250 watt motor so that I can go up hills. Can these be purchased in Australia at all?
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Speedplay pedal grease problem

I’m trying to grease my speedplay pedals, but the little end screw on one of the pedals just spins. It will not unscrew, thereby allowing me access to the grease port. Any thoughts? Thanks, Scott
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Can you help me by ID-ing this bike?

I purchased this 75-80 road bike (my first), for about $80. Being in a bad shape and no decals… I want to restore and enjoy it. Been trying to ID it several days now in order to start a restoration ...
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How to keep my feet cool in cycling shoes?

I went mountain biking yesterday, when the temperature was 100F / 38C. This is in Southern California in June, so that's not that unusual. The only issue I had is that my shoes get uncomfortably hot, ...
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Dedicated bike GPS computer over smartphone

Yes, I know it's a duplicate of questions that have been asked before, for example this one: Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps? But I feel that most of the ...
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Does my chain need to be replaced because it has looped itself many times?

A snapped off derailleur caused my chain to loop itself so unsure whether it needs replacing.

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