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is this grease usable for bikes?

i want to buy some grease for my bike and i found this kind of grease. i think those grease are for cars so it might be different from the grease for bicycles but im not sure. if that grease is not ...
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Buyer advice for new commuting / touring / gravel bike [on hold]

looking to get some tips on good bikes I should be looking at for this spec: Sub £1000 (or not far off) Disc brakes (preferably hydraulic but will settle on mech) Fittings for pannier racks ...
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How to choose pedals with 1/2 inch axle (single piece crank) for a non-bmx?

Me and my daughter use a tag-along, and her pedals are slippery. So I'm looking for a pair of metal pedals. Due to the axle size, most of them are advertised as BMX, are too wide and long (10x13 or so)...
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What is it called when you ride around on your front wheel?

I know a wheelie is when the front wheel is in the air but does it have a different name for when the back wheel is in the air?
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Crankset removal, Shimano FC-M361

I'm trying to save an old Trek and need to remove the bottom bracket. The crankset says FC-M361 but when I google that it says that's a square taper bottom bracket. This surely doesn't looks like a ...
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Help identify Trek Multitrack 750

I just got an old, worn and rusty MultiTrack 750. I like the older MTB/ATB frames so I wold like to use this. The size fits me perfect but it rusty... What would you do? I've looked in the old ...
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What is this bottom bracket standard called

I am looking to buy a cheapish power meter.I Would like to see if am improving at all. I want to know my bottom bracket standard and if I can fit a bottom bracket power meter?
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Comparing mini pumps - what to look for and what to consider? [on hold]

I plan to buy a mini pump to take on road rides. My bike has 700 x 25c tires. There are many different models from each, some with thumb lock levers and some with a hose and screw-in lock. What ...
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What is the regular maintenance on electric hubmotors?

I don't own a Blix bike/electric bike though I rode one once... I was wondering where are the technical docs/howtos on the rear motor's maintenance? I have to rework the back wheel, replace axle or ...
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What causes the different types of tire skidding noises?

Short: What mechanisms are relevant to the production of that noise and what are their parameters? Up until a couple of years ago, I had only ever heard a quite, low, rubbing sound when the tires ...
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Help with an ID on this road bike

I found this road bike on Kijiji. The vintage road bike market in my area is terrible, so $125 for something in this condition is the cheapest I've seen. Is this bike any good? I am looking for ...
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What is the best way to raise handle bars

I have bought a second hand 19 inch frame and I am normally used to a 20.5 inch. The bike rides OK but I would benefit from raising the handlebars. I have read about fork steerer tube extenders and ...
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Pedal sometimes getting stuck

Back story During this weekend we went on a trip with rented bikes, and observed the following problem on one of them: the left pedal would sometimes not spin on the shaft (i.e. it remained in the ...
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Shimano Sora FC-3503 chainrings

I want to change my 50T chainring of my Shimano Sora FC-3503 crankset. Do I have to buy the same one or other chainrings are also compatible with it? If yes could you give me some light which ones ? ...
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Why aren't road bicycle wheels tiny?

My understanding is that air resistance is where most of the pedal power goes to at high speeds, and that this is a concern not least for the wheels: What you pay for in a road bike wheel is ...
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Rechargeable Bicycle Light Storage

For an expensive rechargeable bicycle light that is bright enough for daytime use, does it detract from charged state if left in a hot garage in the summer? In other words is it better to bring in ...
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What does 'tubeless ready' wheelset actually mean

I know this may sound daft or simple, but can someone tell me what is meant by 'The wheelset is tubeless ready' on an bike advert. I have asked in a shop and had 2 answers ranging from 40 pounds to ...
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Do dirty brake pads cause them to wear faster?

I have a road bike and a mountain bike which both use shimano B01S brake pads. The road bike has done 4000km and the mountain bike has done 320km. The brake pads on the road bike look brand new while ...
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Shimano 105 brifters (5800) and Avid BB5 compatibility

Are Shimano 105 brifters (5800) compatible with Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes?
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Frame and Fork compatibility - 1 1/4“ to 1 1/2”

I've bought a new frame being this one: https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/cube-axial-wls-pro-frame-black-n-green-643919 I already have a fork from another bike which is 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" I wonder ...
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Upgrading 20 year old road bike's groupset

I own an Scott AFD 709 from the late 90s to early 2000s with an Ultegra 6500 group set. Would it be possible to upgrade to the newest Tiagra 4700 groupset (https://www.vanillabikes.com/products/...
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Zero Offsetting P1 pedals using just Rouvy android mobile app

I don't have a bike computer, rather I use my old cellphone for that matter. Does anybody know how to do a zero offset of P1S pedals using Rouvy app? Apparently, there should be an option when you ...
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Onguard bulldog lock jammed. Unable to fully insert key (99% times it won't work) [duplicate]

I cannot get my key fully into my Onguard lock. It happens that sometimes after hundreds of times it will work. Then I can even take key a little bit out of the mechanism, put it back inside. But if I'...
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Shimano front derailleur compatiblity with FSA crankset

The front derailleur on my old bike is giving me some problems, it shifts only after 3-4 presses on the shifter, and the chain rubs on the front derailleur and makes this grinding noise. I was ...
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Converting quick release to solid axle

I want to swap out my front wheel (solid axle) with another wheel (quick release axle). Issue is, I DO NOT want to use quick release for various reasons. I have tried janking out the quick release ...
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How do I tell what width chain my used chainring needs?

I bought a used crankset from my local bike collective. It has a single 44-tooth chainring and I intend to use it for a single speed conversion with a new cog and chain, but I need to figure out what ...
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Creaking headset

The front end of my bike was creaking when the handlebars were rotated. I suspected an overtightened top cap. I loosened the stem bolts and loosened the top cap, checking for the creaking as it ...
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Converting a 3G single speed to 5 speed Strumey Archer hub

I'm looking to modify my 3-g cruiser single speed with a recently-purchased slightly used 5 speed Strumey Archer hub. It's already half inch too wide and I haven't even looked up gear adjustments yet. ...
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Rockshox Reverb dropper seatpost squashing from new

I have a new bike with factory-fitted Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost. Having never had one before, I would like to know what movement you would expect on a seatpost if any. If I lift the bike up by ...
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'Micro adjust' saddle clamp not allowing fine enough adjustment (on SP12 suspension seatpost)

I have an Suntour SP12 seatpost, and the saddle is held on by two clamps on either side. The clamps are splined, but these splines only allow adjustment of around 6-8 degrees which is far too much ...
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How to install press fit bottom bracket into new frame

I bought a new carbon frame, which came with a press fit bottom bracket. All of the resources I can find for the installation of these includes information about how to remove the old bottom bracket, ...
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Surly Ogre thru axle fork options

I just picked up a Surly Ogre frame and I already have a set of 12mm thru axle wheels (12x142 rear, 12x100 front). The Ogre rear dropout is thru axle ready, but I'm trying to figure out my options for ...
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Axle is too short

I recently bought a second hand bike which was originally sold with a flip flop hub to fix up as a project. The person I bought it from gave me a rear wheel with a geared hub. However, when I put ...
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Mountain bike suspension forks

I am thinking about changing out the worn suspension forks on my quite old Specialized Stumpjumper which has rim brakes. I found some forks online (RockShox 30 Silver TK Fork: 26") and some of the ...
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Deore RD M592 with old school shimano trigger shifter

I have an old school Devinci Coyote (2002) whose Alivio rear derailleur is having trouble shifting properly. I was wondering if I could replace it with a new Deore M592 without having to change the ...
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Do gear train cogs exist (for driving a cog from a motor)?

Are there any gears made that can directly drive a cog? Specifically, there should be a rounded "flower" gear that could interface directly and reasonably efficiently to a bike cog. However, I ...
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installing cotter pin cranks - pin isn't flush

So I managed to get the right sized cotter pins. Without installing the cranks onto the spindle, I could drop the cotter pin through the hole. However when I attached the spindle, the pin won't go ...
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Is it cost-effective to upgrade an old-ish Giant Escape R3 commuter bike with entry-level branded parts (wheels, drivetrain)?

I'm currently using a 5 year-old Giant Escape R3 (2015)(https://www.giant.co.jp/giant15/bike_datail.php?p_id=00000060) hybrid bike that I bought used (down to $400 from $500 retail price) from a bike ...
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Tubus rack compatibility

I have author ronin 2019 and I'm wondering if this tubus rack suits to the fork of my bike. Did anybody use this front racks with similar forks?
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Hi, I'm looking for some help in identifying this bike frame?

I'm looking for some information on this bike, it's a steel frame road bike with chrome dropouts the rear ones are SR suntour ones, theres no badges or decals on it it was like that when I bought it , ...
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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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