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PRO LT Handlebar Stem asks to tighten top handlebar screws first before bottom screws? Conflicting manual instructions?
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You should follow the instructions on the yellow cardboard. The manual contains the normal default procedure of tightening crosswise and evenly, but the second bullet point, "In case of ...

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What is on the handlebars of this bike?
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Looks to me like Shimano CI Deck gear indicators. They connect to the shifters with a little cable that pulls a dial to tell the rider what gear they're using. https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-6XJ0A-...

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How do I use this style of hitch rack?
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Yes you must get something like a strap to hold the bikes in place. Something that you can tighten down to retain the bike and will not loosen. Nylon webbing straps with a tensioner are usually ...

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Chain stuck between chainring and frame
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I've managed that before more often than I'd like to admit. Normally you can wiggle the chain free, though it does take some force and may damage paint. Pull some slack in the chain by moving the ...

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My bike's chain vibrates with every pedal stroke
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It's important to remember that while your mom would kill you if the bike breaks, she would be so much more upset if you did get hurt! Moms are weird like that, so don't be afraid to ask her for help ...

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Front derailleur cable hits path of pedal
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Depending on the issue and excess length you might bend the cable out of the way, you might shorten it, or you might release and reattach it. In this case the cable could be released and pulled down ...

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Flat bar conversion - shifter is skipping a gear
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Correcto, unfortunately for you, the latest (4700) Tiagra system uses a different cable pull to previous 10-speed groupsets, therefore the shifters are pulling the wrong amount of cable for your ...

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MTB freewheel not moving back wheel after change of tyre
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Halfords Apollo 7 speed bike, likely has a freewheel unit screwed onto the hub. For this repair that would be beneficial in its simplicity. As the rear cogs are turning, while the wheel does not and ...

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Rims with replaceable braking surface?
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Replaceable brake surfaces would add weight and complexity to the rim, plus make them more expensive. If they have been considered in history these factors would probably stop them taking off. ...

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How to verify bicycle by frame serial number
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The logo on the downtube shows some similarity to the logo on this bike: https://www.ccrracing.de/road-rahmen/13-ccr-attack-carbon-rahmen.html I can’t find a similar looking model on that site but ...

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How do I stop people blaming me for a crash?
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Have you noticed when people (especially road users) have confrontations in anger, they’re usually not listening to what the other person has to say? Normally each party is forcefully putting out ...

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Does it makes sense to buy a women's seat for man's mountain bicycle?
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Firstly, I believe that Specialized have done away with men's and women's models of bike. When you look at the website the women's models are gone. So the saddle may or may not be a men's fit, just ...

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Measuring BCD & choosing right chainset
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The numbers don't tally because you're measuring wrongly, I've marked up your photo with the circle (in yellow) you should be measuring, it's more like 147mm, or whatever irl without camera ...

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How do I determine the "length" of this derailleur?
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It looks a lot like the Shimano TY-300-SGS on the product page, which would be a long cage rear derailleur. However there's no strict guarantee that the current derailleur is the best one for the job, ...

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V brake tension adjusted by bending a wire
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All but the cheapest V brake arms come with a spring tension adjustment screw. These screws push on the short end of the spring, but the springs are common to any V brake. Models with adjustment ...

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Changing Scott Scale 960 2019/2020 rear hub to thru-axle?
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You're unlikely to get hubs that convert from QR to thru-axle as part of a complete factory bike, though a good number of after market hubs are available which can be swapped between the different ...

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What tube do I need to buy for a Cube SL Road Race Bike?
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When you buy your new tube, consider also getting a puncture repair kit as well at the same time. Then you don't have to throw away the current tube ($) and you can repair punctures away from home too....

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Changing cranks from Praxis to Ultegra (BB advice)
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If it is an M30 Thru BSA, then the cups will say 'M30 THRU'. As they say M30 and only M30 then they are the M30 BSA version. The latter suits crank spindles which are 30mm drive side, 28mm non-drive ...

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Lost left crank arm crank end cap
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There is an item Shimano calls a crank Plate Pin, which is that black plastic plate visible on your crank, and circled in the diagram below (4). It has a little pin which should stop the crank coming ...

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Sram X5 RD limit screw
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You're quite correct, the limit screws rest against the thin metal of the parallelogram arms, and these have been bent in your case. Good catch. It is the same design on my SRAM X7 rear mech, and ...

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A clicking every couple of pedal turns (video included)
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It looks to me like a stiff link in the chain. In the video there is a noticeable jolt in the chain through the derailleur every time there is a noise. The chain makes a full revolution only every ...

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Bottom bracket sizing
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Old-fashioned cup and cone type bottom brackets have one adjustable cup, with a lockring. The adjustable cup lets you set the bearing tightness, too loose and there is play, too tight and the spindle ...

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How to remove an older Shimano Hollowtech crank?
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I believe you have original Hollowtech cranks not the ubiquitous Hollowtech II modern cranks. Found a thread on it here Key extract so far: Holowtech needs a traditional cotterless crank tool ...

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How much of a difference would shifting from a (24/34/44, 14x28) to a (28/38/48, 11x34) configuration make when going downhill?
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It will make a significant difference and increase the top end speed for a given cadence noticeably. Gravity is your friend though going downhill, it’s not like the higher gearing of 48x11 will make ...

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Crank power meter incompatible with my bottom bracket
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There’s no kind of adapter to fit the power meter crank to a square taper spindle, it seems to be a Hollowtech II left crank power meter (Shimano 105?). You’d need a crankset with the same Hollowtech ...

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Is 700c 25/32 iner tubes the same as 700c 18/25?
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700 essentially refers to the diameter of the wheel, while the other two numbers give the range of tyre widths that the tube is suitable for. So 18-25 covers tyres between 18mm and 25 mm inclusive, ...

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Will any Shimano mountain bike shift cable set work with any Shimano mountain bike derailleurs and shifters?
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That set would be ideal. Any Shimano compatible cable will work with your shifter. I would suggest stainless steel cables (better than galvanised cables) because they will stay in nice condition, so ...

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What make is my bike?
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The make is Apollo and the model seems to be called Sand Storm. It’s a (full suspension) mountain bike style bike, although it isn’t really strong enough to ride off-road much. Probably great fun ...

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Would the airzound bike horn cause hearing damage even if used well under the duration limit?
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A little differently: the 115 dB exposure is culmulative with other noise that day. So the tables tell us that if you work in an environment of 85 dB(A) for eight hours and you use the horn on your ...

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Why do peope think the upright postion is comfortable?
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In general terms, a more forward position will mean that more body weight is supported by the arms, and that the back/spine is rotated forwards to a greater angle. The neck will also need to support ...

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