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Cleats

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:10
Does anyone know if the rubber inserts in 'red cleats' can be purchased separately and if they can, where?  My cleats are like new, but the rubber has worn down to where the plastic cleat touches the...

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Bottom bracket... Strange style I haven't seen before?

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 09:42
Good afternoon internet hive mind. A friend has inherited a bike that has a wobbly bit somewhere inside the bottom bracket. I'm taking bits from old bikes to cannibalise into a new one to make it...

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Crankset repair.

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 07:29
Hi guys! My bike has been damaged. The crankset is curved now. From the information I have found it is Suntour XCC 48/38/28...

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Replacing crankset - chainline and bottom bracket question

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:59
Hi all, I have a bike that I'm doing up as a project and I need to replace the bottom bracket (square taper). Since the front chainring (single, 46 teeth) is pretty badly worn I was going to take...

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Wow hidden bicycle motors used by racing cheats, what next

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 09:39
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/tech-cheats-hard-detect-says-inventor-hidden-motors-201220419--spt.html

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Wheel size change

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 08:51
Hi all, Someone just gave me a 32" cruiser bike. Yes, it's a boxstore bike, but they were kind enough to give it to me and I appreciate their generosity. The back tire has a gash in it, and I'm...

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Problem with brake rod end

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 12:18
So recently I noticed that my rear brake rod was very loose and I tried to tighten it up using barrel adjuster. Then I saw that it won´t work and the end of the rod looked like it had worn off or...

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Mystery Spring

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:03
I have a 1997 Giant Ferrago.  Great bike, bulletproof.  I was changing the rear tube, and doing a bit of lube to both wheels.  When all was said and done, I had a left over spring that I think came...

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My cool Schwinn

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 06:26
This bike started out life a very heavy Schwinn Trailway It was over 40 lbs. Now it is very near 21lbs. and Rocks! It is now 21 pounds 6 ounces. I can trim about another 3oz. by moving to a XT rear...

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Cut in my lug

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 07:28
I've owned this bike (1977 Schwinn Le Tour III) for about a month. For all I know, this has been there the entire time and I didn't notice it. It looks like someone took a tiny saw or something and...

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Front derailleur drags on middle chainring?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 05:21
Hi guys -- I'm new to the forum. Thanks for reading. I'm fixing up a bike I've had for ~15 years that, sadly, I wasn't able to maintain. The bike is an 18-speed Royce Union mountain bike. Aside...

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Rear derailleur rolling chain off

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 08:36
Hello I recently got my hands on a 99 trek 6000 and I have been working on it in my free time. When I try to ride it the back chain keeps going down in the gears until it pops off the gear on my...

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Cycling in Central Ukraine 2. Taras Schevchenko Places

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:12
Date: 16-17, April 2016. (2 days) Distance: 170 Km (around 106 miles) Longest distance per day: 95km (59 miles) Participants: 2 persons http://routebuilder.org/1pru We have met this...

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setting up disc brakes on a frame not made for disc breaks

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 00:53
My bike was stolen and i recently got it back... but some of the parts where switched out. They replaced my 27.5 inch forks with 26 inch shocks(pretty nice ones though) and my 27.5 single gear wheel...

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Hello Again! 80 Peugeot, 79 Gitane Mixte

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:53
Hello from NC!   Have been away a while.... Update of the 2 bikes I overhauled 1.5 years ago... Peugeot got damaged during move, and Mayflower didn't cover it, even with my appeal...  So I...

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Rear Derailleurs

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 09:02
Hi My rear derailleur is horizontal to the bike frame as opposed to vertical. I can see no obvious reason for this and am unsure of how to fix it. The bike was shifting just fine until I...

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7 speed bike / 5 speed shifter handle

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 18:14
So I picked up a newer Schwinn Jaguar off of craigslist for my son. This is the first bike I've had around in probably 30 years. The guy I bought it from pointed out that he had replaced the...

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