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Scratches on fork stanchions
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If you just want to hide the chip a little just touch it a couple of times with a black sharpie pen. If that's not good enough, get a suitable vehicle touch-up colour & the lacquer, and do it ...

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How much air loss over time is considered normal / acceptable for a hybrid tire?
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Tyres will always lose pressure over time, I would say that for cycle tyres 1-2 psi is closer to the norm for most including me. This is mainly due to the microscopic pores in the tyre/tube which air ...

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Rear tire wobbling and feels "tight." Is it likely to be axle issue or no?
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With 1.5+ inches of play in the wheel.. as others have mentioned it sounds like the hub bearings have collapsed. It also sounds as though the damage will be way beyond just replacing bearings, because ...

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Clicking noise gets better with water
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Its possible that you have oval bearings in the freewheel or even a cracked pawl, even though you say the bike is new this does happen. Take the bike back to where ever you purchased it an ask them to ...

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How many days does it take for an absolute newbie to bike 330km?
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As an ex racing cyclist who would regularly ride 100km per day just for training and 210km on a sunday club run I'd say your not giving yourself much of a chance here as riding that distance even over ...

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How close to the kerb should I cycle?
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You are already riding considerately by the sounds of it which is great.. I can only advise though on what I used to do. The Highway Code is somewhat vague regarding exact rule for cyclists.. However ...

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Bike chain "skipping", but only when not continuously pedaling
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I'm just going to assume here that as you say your freewheel is ok,.. that it doesn't have worn pawls etc. Turn your bike upside down and pedal it slowly in reverse (not driving the rear wheel) ...

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Can a Garmin Touring charging port be repaired
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As long as the unit is not fully sealed and the port is accessible then yes, the port can be changed. Changing the port is not a job just anybody can do, as in a lot of cases these days just like with ...

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Hydraulic brakes, cold causes 0% braking capacity
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I would say that you've either got air in the lines or perhaps moisture in the brake fluid. Assuming that mechanically the brakes are good. I would completely drain the brake fluid and replace it ...

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Rear road bike Shimano cassette wobbling during freewheel
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I've not seen a cassette that doesn't do this, IMO they all do it to some degree as the cassettes floats on its bearings unless the pawls are engaged. Some say it's by design perhaps to aid with gear ...

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Regular squeak from rear wheel
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It could be the freewheel or hub bearing causing the squeak but this should not be the case as both are lubed, or should be. More likely is as you mention a spoke. Sometimes spokes squeak at the hub ...

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There is a grinding feeling at the end of my pedaling at high speed
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Sounds like the bottom bracket bearings are worn or failing. The bearings could be pitted or have become oval over time giving you a tighter/rougher feel in the pedaling stroke. This will become worse ...

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How do different frame materials affect the handling of a bike?
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Frame materials can severely effect the handling of a bike.. Even different steel materials can. For example when you steer quickly on a bike, that steering force is transmitted through the frame ...

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automotive lubricants (ATF, manual trans fluid, or heavy motor oil) as bike chain lube?
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You can use almost anything you like as chain lube on a bike as anything is better than a dry squeaky chain. However for chain longevity, lasting lubrication and lack of oil flinging.. Specific ...

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Any fix for a schrader valve that won't open?
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Sounds like the valve has stuck shut, this can happen if the rubber seal at the base of the valve swells up. If the valve core is replaceable just get the appropriate valve tool and a replacement core,...

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Aluminum alloy or carbon fibre handlebar?
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I'd go with aluminium... But just a note of caution.... IF you do decide on carbon, steer clear of cheap versions. There are many many places selling cheapo carbon bars etc that are fake! The likes ...

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Did my bike frame crack?
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It certainly doesn't look healthy to me. I'd recommend getting that check out professionally by someone with experienced in carbon frame repair. Better that than it snap later on you.

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Could I have deformed the wheel of my new bike by being too heavy?
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Its not unusual for wheels to go out of true within the first few miles or so of riding a new bike.. Especially if they're not built up strongly by a trained wheel builder... Most cheap to mid range ...

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Saddle adjustment
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You have to loosen the correct bolts.. Its not the seat tube one (attached to the frame.) On most saddles these days there is just one or two bolts that allows for rail and angle position. If you have ...

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Slow leak that fixed itself?
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If the tube is not leaking its likely the valve, if its a shrader type sometimes they dont reseat propery as the inner pin goes slightly off center, or the valves rubber seal does not seat properly. ...

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Why is my chain slipping/dropping on the smallest chainring when pressure is applied?
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You say the cassette and chain have been replaced but the front rings have not. You also mention that the front rings look ok, which maybe so, however it seems there is still a meshing issue between ...

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When I pedal the back wheel doesn't turn
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Sounds like the freewheel pawls or springs have failed inside the rear sprocket. You should be able to have the sprocket replaced for about £30.. You could also have the hub and sprocket replaced but ...

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Bike chain slips off sprocket as I pedal during repairs. Any idea why?
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Check every link in the chain for stiff links, these can easily cause it to jump sprockets, if you find any use a chain splitting tool to slacken off the tight pin/pins. If it's not stiff links, ...

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