David Richerby
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Type of Shimano "PlusMinus" (slot & Philips) screws
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The point of these screws is that you don't need a specific driver. It's just a combination head that will accept either a flat or cross-type driver. Given that your actual screws are worn, you can't ...

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Creaking which is temporarily resolved by tightening rear quick release
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I doubt this is the answer to your specific creak but I think it's worth posting anyway, as it may be helpful to others in the future. I've found that a bit of grit on the surface of the dropout can ...

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Do hybrid bikes break/misalign easily?
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Any problem such as this isn't really going to be related to the type of bike as much as the quality of the bike and the type of the accident. You'd probably have had the same problem after that ...

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It is dangerous to bike with 5/36 spokes broken?
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In terms of safety, it's very difficult to give any advice other than "get it fixed." You're basically asking people to evaluate an unknown risk for you – we don't really know the condition ...

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Is using hand signals a legal requirement in the UK?
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If you feel that signalling puts you in danger of falling off your bike, are you really sufficiently stable on it to be safe in traffic? The wind can easily upset you much more than sticking your hand ...

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Would rotating or flipping disc brake rotors make any sense?
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For extreme cheapskates, would rotating your rotors front to back make any sense (assuming same size discs)? Since you mention "extreme cheapskates", I assume you're asking if it would save any money....

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Bike modification/alteration
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a. replacement of wheels from 20" rear-18" front to 16" both rear and front. In principle. However, as pointed out in a comment to the other version of this question, you'll have problems with your ...

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Bright Bike DIY Kits
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It appears to be an active Kickstarter. However, from the Kickstarter page, it seems that the kit is nothing more than lengths of 3M Scotchlite tape. Just buy the tape: it's easily available from ...

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Tick sound on every pedal only for 5 minutes
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If it's not your pedals or bottom bracket, as covered by dru87's answer, it's your rear hub: that was the cause of a similar noise on my own bike a couple of months ago. The reason it only happens at ...

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Is the 'shark wheel' a good idea for a bicycle?
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The stated benefits are that the wheel has, or can have, a thin tire with low rolling resistance but it grips like a fatter tire because of the way in which it travels over the ground, constantly ...

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Do aluminium chainrings/cassettes contribute to chain wear?
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Aluminum oxide from chainrings makes chain dirt black This specific claim is nonsense, since aluminium oxide is white. "Oxid hlinitý" by Ondřej Mangl - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via ...

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How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
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If somebody in a car draws level with you and you feel the situation is dangerous, just brake and they'll whizz by. I've done this several times; the motorist has never tried to stay level or slowed ...

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Ultimate way to communicate while riding, an offline walkie talkie app?
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when it is loud on the road, like it usually is Then cycle on less busy roads. It's more pleasant all round: it's quieter, there are fewer cars to worry about, you're not holding up traffic, traffic ...

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Pump head suitable for for small tires
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A pump with a hose that screws onto the valve sounds like it would do the trick. Something like the Zefal 800, which I link purely as an example of such a product, so show what they look like. This ...

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Front derailleur cable suddenly very slack (no shifting), not sure what's caused it
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Your derailleur cable has snapped. They do that after a while. You probably dind't do anything particularly wrong; just the last time you shifted was the straw taht broke the camel's back.

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Rear derailleur moves to much for each click - tried everything
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Your derailleur and shifter are incompatible. Derailleur gears work by the shifter moving the gear cable in or out a certain distance (the "cable pull"), which causes a mechanical linkage in the ...

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how to install a chainguard, when the chainring doesn't have screw holes?
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Instead of trying to modify your chainrings, just tuck your trouser leg into your sock or use clips, velcro bands velcro bands or any of the other similar products on the market. They're cheap, ...

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Should I buy a new bike rack if my current one has been bent?
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Without more details, your question can't really be answered. However, as others have pointed out, metal that is bent and unbent does become weaker – this is known as work-hardening and it'...

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Is a name sticker with my name enough to prove a bike is mine if it gets stolen?
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No, a sticker on its own proves nothing: there's nothing to stop you walking down the street, putting a sticker on the nicest bike you see and claiming that it was stolen from you. However, a sticker ...

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How does weight influence your speed when descending?
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If the heavy person and the light person were identical in all ways except for their weight (e.g., – warning, thought experiment only; do not do this – you, vs you after drinking ...

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