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Why am I getting no power when I pedal?
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This sounds like a issue in your freehub/freewheel (both are mechanically the same for this question). This is what allows you to coast without pedaling. Inside these bodies are a set of "pawls" ...

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Why are most BSOs mountain bikes?
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When shopping for BSO bikes, people are just looking for a recreational ride that is a once in while, which leads them to focus on the sticker price. Looking at a mountain bike they then get to ...

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Can I use a Brompton bike with a trailer like the Thule Chariot Cougar?
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I'm going to say yes based on this photo. It looks that the hole is big enough to pass over just about any axle, quick release or nutted. I think what is throwing you off is that it comes with a ...

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What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
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Some local recumbent users have a different style flag on their bikes rather than the rectangle or the pennant. I couldn't find a photo online, but the flag is about a 1~1.5 meters tall, and the poll ...

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Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
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4 votes

These trailer hitches are interchangeable and I have no issues. I'm using the round connector in the square tube since it physically fits. I have put some miles on it on it hauling kids bikes, ...

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Which rack top bag fits an 11" MacBook Air with space for a little padding?
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4 votes

Topeak has a laptop bag called an MTX Office Bag that attaches to the MTX racks and lays flat. It is said to accept a 17" laptop so yours should fit in great and given how thin they are, you should ...

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How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
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Try a pipe nipple extractor or similar stripped screw extractor (Example: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/extractors.html). It is designed to grip the inside sides of a pipe using the same turning ...

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Roof Rack vs. Trunk Rack for Sedan
4 votes

Considered looking for a Reese hitch instead: E-trailer hitch for Mazda 3. It would offer a cleaner look to the car, be easier to load and unload bikes, and won't damage the car's finish.

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Polite/Proper Way To Notify Pedestrians and Bicycles
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In Dayton, OH, the protocol seems to be sneak up on them and shout as your tire starts to overlap. Majority of riders tend to not use bells (and only shout when it is too late) and a smaller slice ...

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How to keep a huge cargo bike safe in the city?
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If you are looking at U-locks there are possibly larger ones available. Kryptonite for example has a "standard" Evolution series 4 which has a 4in x 9in shackle. Then they make variations with a ...

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Suggestions for winter cycling glasses?
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I use regular "safety" glasses for my clear riding pair (anytime it isn't sunny): They work really well since they cover a large area and keep the wind out of my eyes. Great for myself with my ...

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Can I change my 28" wheels for 24"?
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Changing the wheels will not change how you sit on the bike or the "fit". This bike uses rim brakes and a smaller wheel will force you to modify them heavily if it all possible. You can't wing this ...

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Lycra and hybrid bicycle
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Be aware that there are biking clothes that don't make you look like a racer. Plain black biking shorts and a solid 1 or 2 color biking/athletic shirt isn't going to make you look out of place on ...

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Is there a possibility to mount a 2014/2015 Croozer Cargo trailer hitch onto a 2012/2013 model?
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Maybe. It depends on differences beyond the hitch system for the trailer. Best bet is to find the model you want to upgrade to and take measurements and compare. Typically you will find that the ...

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Prevent xtracycle hooptie rattling noise
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2 votes

You have several options, and not one is going to be the correct one, so wiki it is. Use old inner tube inside the mounting clamps. Looks like there is some standard U-shape pipe clamps on the ...

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How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
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What is their intent? To get you out of their way, and to get you off the road. You already know when your tire is flat, something fell off, or your shirt is un-tucked. Sometimes you might get a ...

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Pannier rear rack with no eyelets
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2 votes

For the upper mounts, there are brackets that clamp on the seat stay or the seat post and provide the regular braze-ons. I'm betting the p-clamps will hold more weight than the rack will, however try ...

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Tapping threads into braze-ons
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I wasn't going to answer the question with this, but due to the latest comment from the seeker, I figured that some photos will be useful. So until you get the braze-ons tapped, here is a backup ...

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Rack and fender on one eyelet spacing issue
1 votes

Using a "P" clamp you can relocate the fender mount to a little farther up the seat stays.

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How to slow down a kid's bike
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This is not common in America. Perhaps in Europe in places where cycling is more common, but I'm going to say it is going to go the opposite way: going to higher gearing to get the kid going faster, ...

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Bike Rack (w/hitch) - Any easy-to-remove anti-wobble bolts/pins?
1 votes

For my Allen rack, I decided against using that bolt. My hitch has 2 holes in it for securing, and the smaller one is the same size as the bike rack. I ended up just getting a locking hitch pin from ...

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Make a Bike faster
1 votes

As far as lubricant in the bottom bracket and the wheel hubs, it depends what grease was used, age of it, and the temperature outside. I have bikes, with stock grease in the hubs roll really well ...

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Are braking vibrations a sign of the end of the life of a wheel?
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I found the solution to my vibration issue. This bike has Continental Touring Plus tires on it which have a interesting multi panel construction that has radial ribs on the outside: However, in an ...

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Replacing rubber connection in a bicycle trailer coupling
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Yes, you can replace it. Although you might have to goto another brands system, and a little hacking. Personally, every trailer I have I use the Burley Flex Connector system (http://www.amazon.com/...

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Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
1 votes

How about a DIY route by making a tire scraper mounted to the seat stays? Use a old milk jug or some other sturdy plastic cut to fill the space between the seat stays. Put a notch (with some gap ...

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Restoring a 16"
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1 votes

In order to restore it, take off/disassemble the major/large parts: Fork, wheels, and cranks. Go slow here so you can put it all back together later. Give it a good degrease, wash, wax then ...

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brand new fixie, different sized dropouts - send back?
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If the issue was just the 1mm difference in the dropout, I would personally just file it out and note it in the Ebay feedback. With this one bent, contact the seller and see if there is a ...

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New chain snaps after shop service
1 votes

The work they did doesn't require the chain to be removed (as others have mentioned). It could be a defect but once again, the prices of chain are way to cheap to worry about it. Given the volume of ...

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How to mark a tire
1 votes

Why not just use a simple paper inspection tag? The kinds with the string where you just write on the tag the info you need, thread it to the tire, and done. It is easy to remove and hang on the ...

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Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack two versions confusion
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The standard rack goes well with the 700c road tires. I just put one on my wife's Citizen 2 with 700c tires with no issues. The taller rack you might run into adjustment issues to make it level. ...

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