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What is the downside to me purchasing a road bike instead of a hybrid?
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On the original question As requested by the OP original question, the downsides of a road bike include: Road bikes typically have tire widths that are not oriented towards getting to work with ...

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Alternative uses for an aluminum MTB frame
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Use as a dedicated truing stand. While not adjustable, the fork could be used for front wheels, back for rear wheels.

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Any alternative use for old mountain bike tyres and inner tube?
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Use tubes to make U-locks (or anything) less prone to scratching your frame. My U-lock's base has bare metal which scratches my frame. I cut the circular tube to make it one straight tube. Then I ...

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Is reversing the stem (pointing it backwards) a safe way to reduce reach length?
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Assuming, as the questioner did, that we are not considering cabling and such, Whether or not to put the stem facing forward or backwards depends on the handlebar shape and placement as well as where ...

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Where to mount a headlight if the handlebar is obscured by a basket
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Lucky's solution can be done with any sort of short, black tubular thing. E.g. an old film canister, or a stub of wood or dowel. Use some cheap wire snips to open up the mesh to accommodate the ...

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Folding Bike Seat Post Replacement
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You may be able to use a "seatpost shim" that converts you folding bike's seat tube inner diameter to a different inner diameter. That way you would open up options for buying a better/different ...

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Quick release saddle bolts?
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Replace your hex seatbolt with a knobbed or winged bolt of the same strength and sizing specifications. Clamping knob: Wing screw: (I happened to see these at http://www.jwwinco.com/products/...

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Quick release saddle bolts?
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Skip the bolt and hold the seat rail clamp to the seatpost with locking pliers (aka "Vise Grips").

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Quick release saddle bolts?
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I have not tried any of these suggestions myself. You may want to look into a seatpost that is just a tube, and a seat clamp that, itself, clamps to the seat tube. All these ideas depend on sourcing ...

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How do I help the less experienced cyclist cope with a hill climb?
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If the road is wide, really empty, safe, with excellent visibility, and maybe even one-way going up, then you might suggest weaving back and forth to make their own "switchbacks". Obviously, this ...

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