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I had a little accident and went over the handlebars. I'm okay, I was able to ride the bike home, but it is obviously bent. Everything else on the bike seems to be fine, the w...
I am reasonably mechanically inclined and for the life of me I am about to scream "total crap!!" when I talk about the expansion plug system that came with my Reynolds Ouzo pro ...
about 15 miles into a 30 mile ride my rear hub decided to give up the ghost. I now want to replace instead of rebuild. I don't think the current hubs are worth rebuilding. ...
I am in the midst of refurbing a late 60s Dawes (details of which can be found over on C&V Breaking down my Dawes Realmrider ) and thought I'd share how I lost an hour of my l...
background info on DT Swiss hubs here: https://www.dtswiss.com/Technology/C...Hub-technology Had a fun thought, but not the opportunity to try it. Suppose you have a hub w...
has anybody had any experience of removing pedals by spark erosion - pedals need to be replaced urgently
I might need to replace my rims soon. I've had frequent problems with breakage of spokes, so it's a good opportunity to buy stronger rims and/or spokes. What characteristics sh...
I'm building up a drop bar bike and working with sram for the first time. The issue I've run into is that a local shop advised me that the indexing for the sram 11 speed road ...
As we consider an e-bike vs. a car purchase, I'm trying to assess return on investment (ROI). My cost factors are, in order of priority, time, money, and carbon footprint. My ...
I'm just finalising my bike for a tour next Wednesday, and would like to do a test ride with the final kit choice before I go Does anyone know the rolling resistance and weight...
Hi Just purchased a cheap bike. There was play in the rear wheel so I have stripped hub, cleaned and regreased bearings. On Reassembly I cannot get rid of the slight up and down...
My bike was shifting well last time I used it but I don't know what happened now the cable is frayed and needs replacement. I can't release all the cable for the RD Tiagra ...
Hi all, hoping someone here might have some advice that can help with an issue I'm having. For the last few weeks, my the spokes on my rear wheel (Sun CR-18, Formula flip/...
I've got a snag I cannot fathom out on my Focus Mares CX, it has a thru-axle set up. When I try to back pedal the chain is riding up on the rear cassette rather than runnin...
I'm looking to replace and upgrade my Shimano Tourney rear derailleur and wonder if the Altus model is compatible with the Meg-Range 14-34T 7 speed freewheel, or any other recom...
Hi all Ive just signed up here at the forums and this is my first "bike forum" experience as far as I can remember. I have gotten a bike build in process but have chosen t...
Hello everyone! I have picked up a great looking vintage (1950s?) Motobécane bike for about 30? and it seems to be in good shape except for the derailleur. I think it's broken s...
Hi to all. I could just do with a little bit advice on the above derailleur I've just bought. It only cost me £10 and thought I would take a chance and am hoping for the best t...
I recently picked up a second hand set of aksium discs for a good price, they're 2017 model (I think) with for centrelock discs and overall I'm very very happy with them. I thin...
A dumb question from a so-called expert I've done probably north of 15,000km on the Pro-Lite Braccianos I reviewed in Jan 2014 and noticed recently that the rear rim brake t...
I'm curious about trying friction shifters out for my commutes – especially since I had a shifter cable mishap recently that cost me a lot more time than it should have. My com...
I have a Specialized Switch Hitter I have used for several years on both Presta and Schrader valves. Recently, my wife tried to inflate her tubes (Schrader valve) and could not ...
I have Shimano Deore derailleurs 3x8 and I am thinking about upgrading my system with a combined shifter/brake system, such as Microshift's SB-R483. Microshift themeselves state...
I'm building a bike from scratch, and went to my LBS today to get the head tube faced. They told me I don't need it (they also told me they don't have the tool), but when I look...
Having just learned to ride a bike in my 30s, I've just taken my first tumble over the handlebars and jarred my shoulder. Should I rest the shoulder or keep stretching it? Look...
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