Swifty
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Where can I find information on Kent 700c Eagle Ridge axle nuts, I want to buy Hexlox
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The quickest and most reliable way to find out for the bike would be by measuring directly. The Hexnuts come in M9, M10, or 3/8 sizes and then all are said to take a 6mm Hexlox. From reading here: ...

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Please identify my Orbea
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It isn’t really identifiable, it’s not the original bike that left the factory. The bike has been altered a lot from new, it looks like currently it is a singlespeed, flat bar conversion with front ...

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Is my rear shifter broken? Ultegra 6800 shifter, 11 speeds, 9 clicks, only 8 causing cable tension change
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You’ve taken the derailleur out of the system and still see the problem, next thing I would do is replace the cable. They have a bad habit of getting chewed up by the shifter and misbehaving, but you ...

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Chain link speeds
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The number of speeds a bike has is a measure of the number of different gears the rider can choose from. Ignoring a couple of historic variations... When we talk about chain speeds, we count the ...

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Will a bashboard and 3 chainrings require longer bolts?
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See on the triple ring, there is a set of bolts that look like yours going through the middle ring. There is a second set of bolts that hold the inner ring on, these days normally threaded into a ...

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Bottom Bracket for Trek Crossrip Elite 2014?
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The trek archive is a bit light on B.B. detail but mentions an FSA Vero crankset. Googling FSA Vero shows me images of a square taper which is pretty straightforward and means that the bottom ...

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Which tube will fit a -(700 x 25c) wheel?
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I think you have the hang of the 25 needing to fit into the range of numbers on the inner tube. These numbers refer to millimetres, the width of the tyre, and tubes can be stretched within reason to ...

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Any MTB trigger shifters that work with Shimano RD-4600?
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The Shimano SL-4600 are flat bar shifters for the 4600 road components. SL-R780 and SL-R460 shifters are also listed by Shimano as compatible, so you have a couple more options than I first thought. ...

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Gears on left are inverse to gears on right?
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This is counter intuitive and can be difficult to start with, but you will develop the habit soon. It’s quite normal across nearly all bikes. What’s happening is, you’ll notice that when you switch ...

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Threading for BB (British) for Hollowtech 2 or square taper crankset?
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The normal threaded, road, Hollowtech II B.B. is designed to fit in a regular 68mm British threaded B.B. shell just like a square taper cartridge B.B. so there is no difference in the threading (1....

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Remove old non-indexed levers for gear changing to make "fixed" speed bike?
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The simplest method I can think of is to put the shifters into the position with the least cable tension (normally the small ring at the front as well as the rear) and then undo the cable from the ...

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What road hubs models or manufacturers use replaceable cartridge/sealed bearings?
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Maybe approach this the other way around. Identify the wheels you like (one or more model) and as part of your purchase decision, see how easy it is to source replacement bearings. If there are many ...

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Torque wrench doesn't click
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I see 3 possibilities, it’s not clicking because you aren’t turning hard enough, it’s clicking and you aren’t noticing it, or it’s broken. (Edit: 4th possibility it's a kind of break-in behaviour of ...

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Why do some road bikes cost more than motorbikes? Are they grossly overpriced?
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“I have seen quite some motorcycles that cost upwards of $40000. Why do these bikes cost so much when one can get a very good car for $30000? “A car comes equipped with several technologically ...

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How to prevent brake quick release from opening on rough roads?
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Criggie is right of course, so I’m going to amend this a bit. You should stop riding the bike until you replace the brake if your braking is compromised. The.QR isn’t really serviceable so if it’s ...

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What is what appears to be electrical conductive tape beneath the "water-proof cap" inside the Ultegra 6600 STI assembly?
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Flight Deck was a system where information on gear selection and cadence can be sent to a head unit to display to the rider, and combined with the wheel diameter, also speed. So electrical contacts to ...

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Dual shift levers, old bike and indexed gears
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A worn chain will certainly make shifts less smooth. You can use a 'chain checker' to see if the chain is worn, or measure the distance between links with a decent (steel) ruler. They should be 1" ...

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Identify year of specialized s-works tarmac?
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Looking on bikepedia.com, I can only find listings from 2012 and 2013 for Specialized Tarmac SL4 Pro, or S-Works Tarmac SL4. The frame in the photo seems to have decals for both 'S Works' AND 'Pro' (...

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Reassembling Shimano FH-M510 rear hub
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Yes, it's the left side dust cover, you have installed it correctly in your photograph, into the left side of the hub. It should remain as pictured so it can tessellate with the dark grey ring on the ...

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Do I need to remove this DT Swiss ring nut? (360 hub)
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Yes, this is the normal arrangement on DT Swiss 3-pawl hub; to replace the drive side bearing, the ring nut needs to be removed using the tool (bought or borrowed). This rebranded '360' hub is no ...

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Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
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BSD (Bead Seat Diameter) A measure of the diameter of a wheel rim, for the purposes of tyre sizing. This is the vertical distance from the center of the hub to the shelf in the rim where the tire ...

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Front brake pads resting on wheel
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Firstly you'll check the quick release skewer. Two things, one is that the springs are oriented correctly so not jamming up the drop out, the other is that the wheel is fully in the drop outs and not ...

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Rim-Brake pads creaking in still state
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I think it's either the stack of washers on the pad squirming together under pressure, or the pad pushing on the rim surface (assuming your assertion that nothing is touching the tyre). It looks like ...

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New brake pads, very slow to stop
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This is definitely a symptom of using modern brake compounds on a steel rim, which could be the case if you are working on a bike you are 'fixing up'. You would check the rim with a magnet and check ...

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Should brake lever move if you press the (V-brake) calipers together?
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I think you have the right idea. When you push the brake arms together, you are shortening the system, without changing the inner wire length. This in effect makes the inner wire 'longer', and because ...

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Gears reversed (1<->7) after replacing back tire. Why?
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It's not possible for the operation of the gears to change just by reinstalling the wheel, so it seems likely that you have just misremembered which way this bike normally operates, which is different ...

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Clicking Sound with the Bike Stopped
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First thing I'd check is the headset assembly, even on a new bike. Eliminate it by dismantling, then greasing all the surfaces and reinstalling with careful adjustment. Even applies to brand new ...

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Sram Eagle NX Rear Derailleur not reacting to cable tension
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If you've replaced the cabling and you see it slackening off with no derailleur response, there must be some added resistance in the movement of the derailleur itself. I suspect it is simply the ...

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threaded and threadless fork origin
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It depends what you mean by "a relatively long time". You're looking to compare one against the other, but that is only possible now they both exist. The threadless headset was patented in 1990. So ...

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Problem with internal gear routing cable and bottom bracket
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No doubt it's a little disappointing to have this hydraulic hose outside the BB shell if you were expecting fully concealed routing but what you have is the norm in a titanium frame. It looks like a ...

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