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PINARELLO F10 bottom bracket help

Pinarello, like many Italian manufacturers, is likely to have an Italian threaded BB, not a BSA. I can't absolutely confirm this as I don't know what year F10 you have, but if you Google, you will see ...
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PINARELLO F10 bottom bracket help

It's the most common type of threaded shell, sometimes called BSA. You'll sometimes also see it referred to as ISO (the same thing for all intents and purposes) or simply threaded. Because it's the ...
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What is the bicycling equivalent of cars' hazard signal?

With a moving motor vehicle, drivers would activate their hazard lights if they need to come to a stop. In the context of a cyclist traveling by themselves but with other vehicles (including cars and ...
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I pedal on the flat surface of Shimano 105 SPD SL

To my knowledge there are no inherent benefits of using different flat pedals in terms of performance. Larger and more massive flat pedals tend to be heavier, but unless you are a professional cyclist ...
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Help Identifying Bike Frame?

Actual identification may be difficult. Valuing a frame whose provenance you can’t show is is also difficult. It is possible for me to say a few things. This is an aluminum frame with an aero ...
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I pedal on the flat surface of Shimano 105 SPD SL

A friend of mine just completed a CX race in 5 hours (usual: 4; my time 12) because he had to ride on SPD pedals but wearing normal shoes. Get flat pedals: it's 20EUR. Tops. And the longest I've ...
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Is it practical to wear motorcycle half helmet for road cycling?

I love my motorcycle half helmet! The lightest, smallest, and coolest on the market! Not heavy either… do it right!
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I pedal on the flat surface of Shimano 105 SPD SL

If you are not going to use clipless shoes the advantage of flat pedals is whenever you put your foot down you have the right side of the pedals. With the pedals you have it is possible to put your ...
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I pedal on the flat surface of Shimano 105 SPD SL

If you aren't using the clipless pedals with your cleats, then you have a slightly sub optimal pedalling interface. Some people say it can't be done, I do it regularly and so do you. I just do it when ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

Lower back pain can also be caused by impact without dampening. Because of higher tire pressure, stiffer and higher frames, no suspension and hard saddles, road bikes pass impacts through to the rider ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

If that pain comes after a while off riding most likely there is too much load on your lower back and your arms. Back Lower back pain may come from a much lower position in the new bike. Things you ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

That's a too low handlebar! Most road bikes are intended for athletic cyclists with very strong arms. Mere mortals cannot ride on them. Look at the handlebar height. The top of the handlebar should be ...
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How to install Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages onto the Giant TCR frame?

I guess you have three options: Install some kind of spacer below the bottle cage (a few thick washers would probably do it) Cut away part of the bottle cage (if possible). Get a bottle cage which ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

Remember it is the first you ride a road bike,the riding position is very different from a MTB bike,road bike position put more pressure on back,you need time to get used to it use more often it ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

My process for initial sizing a bike is to: set the saddle height to my preferred distance from the crank, which I remember as 85cm. This is high enough that the leg is almost but not quite straight ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

You can get great advice here from a talented and experienced group of cyclists. As was mentioned, without images and/or video of your positioning to inspect, it is challenging to make suggestions, ...
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I bought my first road bike, and it hurts my back and hands

Don’t try to correct reach with the saddle fore-aft position. Only use stem length for that. Moving the saddle forward probably made it worse. Generally the more backwards your saddle is, the easier ...
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What weave is the carbon of this carbon wheel?

it is UD pattern,the brake trake are 12k
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Giant Power Pro chainring compatibility

I believe that the power meter in question is simply mounted to a stock R8000 crankset. hence, any rings made for that generation of Shimano cranks should fit. Rings made for the previous generation ...
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What is the model of this bike?

Did a reverse image search on the photo of the bike and it should be a "2013 Specialized tarmac sport" Have a look at the search results As has already been said here - be careful if it has ...
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Do I need to replace bottom bracket and/or cranks for road-to-fixed conversion?

If you haven't yet run into Sheldon Brown's Fixed Gear Conversion page or RJ's videos, it should help https://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html A couple ...
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Do I need to replace bottom bracket and/or cranks for road-to-fixed conversion?

It's impossible to say for sure, but it's fairly likely that you'll be able to simply remove a chainring and you'll be fine. You may need to move your remaining chainring to the outside of the spider ...
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What is the model of this bike?

Bike decals do not just "get lost" - someone has put effort into removing branding and evidently all the paint. I suspect there's no serial number, and no receipts or paperwork either. ...
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Recommendation for rear derailleur replacement for a hybrid bike

Based on the information supplied, it appears that your original rear derailleur is a Shimano Tourney RD-TY300. This is a relatively inexpensive rear derailleur, and for your purposes, I would simply ...
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I need to know age, retail price and manufacturer of my "Flanders Team Relay" road bike

As others have mentioned, it can be difficult to get an exact age, but a photo or a good description of the components can help provide an age range. It is usually asking too much to ask people to ...
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I need to know age, retail price and manufacturer of my "Flanders Team Relay" road bike

Its worth as much as someone is prepared to pay for it in your area. We can't give valuations sorry - that's offtopic. Tiagra is a weird choice for a groupset - its 10 speed but not the "team ...
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What is this hole used for in this nameplate for Shimano 105 5800 Brake Shifter?

On my old 105 shifters, there's a boss on the block which goes into a locating hole on the cover - completely different to this but might be the same general concept. Two screws should do the same job ...
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What is this hole used for in this nameplate for Shimano 105 5800 Brake Shifter?

Another possibility is that it is some sort of artifact from the injection molding process. I’m not too familiar with what that may entail, but I presume it could be the result of an alignment pin, or ...
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What is this hole used for in this nameplate for Shimano 105 5800 Brake Shifter?

I'm not positive, but I believe the other two holes are for the mounting screws. That would mean that this third, non-beveled hole may be the access port for the grip adjustment screw. It would be ...
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Should I rewrap my peeling handlebar tape? Is this a job for a bike shop?

You don't need to take the brifters off to do this. Simply "lift the skirts" of the rubber hoods and you'll see how the current tape was wrapped. Take some photos before unwrapping. ...
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Should I rewrap my peeling handlebar tape? Is this a job for a bike shop?

Change it, yes. In addition to what Andy P mentioned, you now have an opportunity to make a change to the tape color(s), the brand/manufacturer, and finally the specific features of the tape. ...
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Should I rewrap my peeling handlebar tape? Is this a job for a bike shop?

That's a reasonably easy job but you really do need to make your phone silent during the job and wish nobody rings your doorbell. The only important things that can go wrong are: You use a ...
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Should I rewrap my peeling handlebar tape? Is this a job for a bike shop?

We'll start with the easy bit - yes, you should definitely change it! It's a relatively simple job that doesn't require removing the brifters (you just fold back the covers). It'll probably take you a ...
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Can you identify this Pinarello model?

Pinarello Dogma AK61 Magnesium The first and the last Dogma made in Italy.
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

There are Presta to Schrader converters. You should buy one with O-ring (the ones without O-ring are crappy: they leak air). they allow Schrader pumps to be used on Presta tubes. As for the powered ...
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

The most important reason why you do not want to use an electric pump but must use a manual (track or handheld) pump is the risk of damaging your tire. Calvin Jones at Park Tool explains it here. An ...
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Passing parked cars with oncoming traffic - UK Highway Code

Nothing can be done, you need to find a suitable place where you could stop next to the parked cars and allow the front traffic to pass. The usual care is to watch for the white "driving ...
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Does my shifter need to be replaced after crash damage?

That’s normal and harmless. Even much deeper abrasions in that location are just cosmetic. If you’ve clamped the brifter with the correct torque (i.e. relatively weakly) it should twist around the ...
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Does my shifter need to be replaced after crash damage?

No - that looks like cosmetic damage. If it bugs you, then the small plastic faceplate is available new as a replacement part. The roughness of the aluminium casing can be filed flatter, and you can ...
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

Regarding the inflator - I find the schrader-presta adapters leak. This may confuse the electronics and fail to achieve high pressure. Inflators are noisy slow and unreliable too. It's an ancient ...
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Does my shifter need to be replaced after crash damage?

Based on your description and photo, probably not. As long as it still functions correctly. That is the key. So, if it still works and is not broken/cracked, go ahead and use it. Keep an eye on it ...
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Flying with your bike

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Bike bag options for commuting to and from Airport

CTC Cycling UK Plastic Bike Bag https://www.wiggle.co.uk/ctc-cycling-uk-plastic-bike-bag https://web.archive.org/web/20210709094012/https://www.wiggle.co.uk/ctc-cycling-uk-plastic-bike-bag/ I ...
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Passing parked cars with oncoming traffic - UK Highway Code

Intro: This question is NOT about "Who is on the wrong side of the road" but rather about who possesses right of way where a cyclist temporarily uses the opposing lane to pass an obstruction-...
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Passing parked cars with oncoming traffic - UK Highway Code

Roads like that are very common. In practice all you can do is ride in the door zone when there's traffic. Unless the road was very quiet, I wouldn't wait for a gap in the oncoming traffic, but would ...
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Passing parked cars with oncoming traffic - UK Highway Code

I'm not from the UK but as a road user, my take would be: Who is on the wrong side of the road? In the UK, vehicles travel on the left side of the road. Vehicles heading toward the camera are on ...
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Claris crankset compatibility with 105 components

If you mean to say you're putting on an 11-speed STI, no, it will not work with your 8-speed FD. Not even a little bit. Shimano road 11 front derailleur cable pull is too different from previous ...
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Claris crankset compatibility with 105 components

Try and see. Basically all bicycle chain is 1/2" pitch between the rollers, and the "speeds" difference is in thickness. You absolutely need to use the narrower chain to suit the ...
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Claris crankset compatibility with 105 components

I think you could give it a try. Check to see how the 11-speed chain engages the Claris chainrings. Also check to see if the 11-speed chain will slip between the two chainrings. If it engages well and ...
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Claris crankset compatibility with 105 components

An 11-speed chain will provide terrible shifting on an 8-speed crankset with an 8-speed FD. The chain is significantly narrower on the outside. The usual rule of thumb is that a one-speed difference ...
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