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Does anyone know how to quieten squealing rim brakes? The Shimano Tiagra brakes on my 1-year-old Specialized Allez Elite road bike have started to squeal VERY [ ... ]
I am considering upgrading my 9 speed MTB to 10 speed by changing the cassette, rear derailleur and shifter. Are there any pitfalls in my plan?
Help – I stupidly pulled the lever of my front hydraulic brake with the wheel off and had to prise the pads apart with a scewdriver to open them and now I have [ ... ]
I have a 9-speed Deore derailleur and the corresponding chain on a Trek Marlin ss. I wasn’t cranking very hard when my chain broke. The outside link is bent [ ... ]
My rear mech has made very good friends with my rear wheel, and has wrapped itself into the spokes as I was going along. The rear mech looks like it will need [ ... ]
I haven’t been able to locate a solution for my problem regaring setting up my MBT for 9 speed. I need to remove my shimano crank and/or pedals, but dont know [ ... ]
Hi, I need to replace my bottom bracket. It’s a Shimano hollowtech one. Just wondering if they’re all the same in terms of fit? Thanks Dunc.
I want to buy a new front derailleur as i am systematically replacing components on my 2009 Specialised hardrock. the current chainset is a 42/32/22 set up and the [ ... ]
This is an old Bike but I’m an Old Biker and I love it and do about 3,000 miles a year. One problem is that I’m not at all bike savvy but like to do my [ ... ]
Hi I have bought my wife a basically sound Dutch style town bike. It is pretty tatty but rides quite well. I intend stripping the bike down and giving it a respray ( [ ... ]
Hi Can you help with some advice on a similar model to the Cinelli Gazetta Della Strada? The 2012 model seems to have been discontinued and I’m having trouble [ ... ]
Im looking to replace my original brake system for my 80′s Raleigh Medale. Can anyone recommend a reliable and well made set up that will fit my old frame and [ ... ]
Hiya. My chain has started forward slipping MAJORLY. It started really suddenly on Saturday. I’m gonna give it a proper clean tonight but I assume I need a new [ ... ]
Has anyone ever built their own bike repair stand? If so where did you get plans?
I have just bent one side of my forks. A brake block came loose and jammed in spokes leading to low speed fall. It looks like only one side is bent.The bike is [ ... ]
I often experience low frequency ‘judder’ when braking and my brakes squeal unless they are toed in quite a lot (in fact toe out / heel in seems to work [ ... ]
Hi all, my chain keeps slipping out of gear on the rear cassette. i have adjusted the gears and i think they are set up correctly. do you think that i should [ ... ]
Hi, My gears between 4th and 5th gear never quite sound like they have properly clicked into gear and make the clicky noise like it is still changing gear but [ ... ]
Hi Made Good, I have a bike with an old frame. Some bits of paint have come off over the years, and I think there’s a bit of rust in places. I’d like to [ ... ]
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