Swifty
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How to compare an IGH (Shimano Alfine 11) with a 10 speed cassette and 3x chainwheel?
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To answer the questions properly The 34/11=3.1 is a red herring. The 3.1 is the Gain Ratio, the whole ratio for each mm the pedal turns to each mm the bike moves. It's just coincidental that 34/11 is ...

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Damaged wheel rims
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There’s an inconsistent shadow between the rim and the tire, immediately left of the valve stem. It might be something or nothing; a gap or just a shadow. If you’ve shown the photo alongside the ...

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Bike ideas for cross-country - trail biking. I am 6ft & 85 kg
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Not answering directly, but have an idea. Sounds like you’ve read lots online and it’s good that you’re reaching out for advice. I think the ideal thing to do is to experience different bikes for ...

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Home made bottom bracket plastic sleeve
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It should be simple enough to measure the B.B. shell width minus the width of the two cups to get a tailored fit. You can cut the circumference to fit while you work, but shell diameter is probably ...

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Loose thread (stripped) tapered bottom bracket frame connection
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A video could really help, sounds like the threads of the cups and/or of the frame shell are damaged. Probably the Bottom Bracket cups need to be removed so the threads can be inspected for damage, ...

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How to tighten the Hollowtech II (on R2000 Claris) cranks?
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I think the implication is that anytime you install these types of cranks, when you’ve ridden for 20 km you are then expected to tighten up/torque check the two pinch bolts again. If you were to ...

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The Effects of Widening Seat/Chainstays
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Widening the spacing of the rear dropouts by 2mm either side will have a very minor effect on the feel of the bike. I don’t expect you would notice. Theoretically though, as you widen the spacing, ...

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Vibration and wobble after replacing chain
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I wonder if there’s a tight spot in the chain, caused by stiff links or cog/chainring tolerances. Rotate the wheel slowly and find the spot where the rim pulls to the side. Now check the chain tension ...

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Loose TT Bar Pads
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Self-tapping screws are more likely to destroy the bars than fix anything If you mean the forearm/elbow rests which attach either side of the stem, you could consider bonding the bracket to the bar ...

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One extra position on front derailleur besides trim
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Presumably it is a further trim position if you have double (not triple) shifters, and previously the limit screw was preventing the cable movement. Now you’ve installed a new cable and changed limit ...

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Cannot fit wheel into dropouts
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You need enough spacers behind the cassette so that when you tighten the cassette lockring there is no play of the cassette on the freehub. Probably 0 on 10 speed freehub, at least 1mm for 10s on 11s ...

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Is there a convention for installing inline barrel adjusters?
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I'd say that in the video, RJ installs the barrel adjuster in the conventional way. When we have barrel adjusters on shifters, such as with many mountain bike styles, the convention is to thread the ...

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Chain length differences between 1X and multi-chainring setups
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Current gen Shimano mountain rear derailleurs (dealers' manual) require at least that much chain by their own instructions: 4 to 5 links plus quick link for hard tails and 5 to six links plus quick ...

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How to make my Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic brakes more firm?
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You essentially need a brake service/bleed. Given the age of the bike it's possible that the brake pads and the hydraulic fluid haven't been changed for some years. Brakes can feel squishy because of ...

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Upgrading cassette from 11-28T to 11-32T?
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Yes it will make a difference, it's a difference of cadence. Now, you won't be any more powerful and you will have the same minimum speed before you lose your balance, but when you ride slowly you can ...

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How to find a replacement and replace a broken kickstand?
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That's a nuisance. Kickstands are usually adjustable, by being 'telescopic' to an extent. It looks like the lower part of it, which would extend, has come loose and dropped out. Fortunately it is an ...

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Identifying replacement freehub
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So far I’m seeing results for Shimano FH-TX800, FH-RM30, FH-RM33, FH-RM60, FH-RM65 variants. Will have to research further and also ask how many gears on the bike but appreciate any more ideas ...

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Bottom bracket bearing issues
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To question 1, if the bearings all came out of the cage just a week after a re-pack, I was wondering if it would be the bearing cage being inserted the wrong way round. No doubt its a bit too little ...

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Please Assist in Identifying This Frame!
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Nice looking frame. Some nice looking, desirable equipment attached to it too. Would be cool to see it finished off and back on the road. Probably holds more value if you keep it authentic to the era/...

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I am a big guy who wants to buy a race bike
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I think this is a great question! You've studied hard, worked hard and can now afford it. I don't think you need to look a certain way, like 'those athletes' to deserve a certain bike, anyone who ...

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the thread for screwing in the pedal has been stripped on right side. Any way to avoid buying a whole new crank?
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To replace the right arm only, you need to find an arm which matches the left crank length (165 mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, etc), number of bolts as well as the bolt circle diameter (BCD) and axle type (...

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