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    First Time Riding Clipless- Impressions

    I got my first road bike in April. Its a Cannondale Synapse and I love it. I had them put on the Shimano A-530 pedals which are half platform and half clipless. I have done a number of events using the platform side, always kinda fearful of going clipless. I struggled through some of the...
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    Nutrition Help: What To Eat Before/during/after A Gran Fondo

    Hello people, I need some help getting to the next level in my cycling efforts. I am signing up for Gran Fondos and other group rides and want to tackle a century ride, but the climbs are killing me. Not the distances...but the climbs. I have had to walk my bike up several of them and I am...
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    Do Floor Pumps Break ? What Is Going On Here?

    I figure a floor pump is a pretty basic piece of equipment. I mean you buy one with a pressure gauge (mine is a Giant brand floor pump), and you pump the damn thing. Even a basic one should last a decade, right? I got mine in July 2013 at the Giant bike shop in Montreal while on vacation...
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    Is A Bike Stand Worth It?

    When doing brake adjustments, simple cleaning, washing or tube replacements, I can't help but think a bike stand would make things so much easier. Park tool makes several, the basic one is less than. $200. I dont need anything fancy. Does anyone here think its a waste or have they found...
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    N00b Question: Can You Go From Quick Release Skewers To Through Axels ?

    I am getting a new Cannondale Synapse with Disc Brakes. My question is, moving forward a couple years when discs become more standardized on road bikes, is it possible to go from quick release skewers to through axles? I am not sure what the difference is between the two. I have heard...
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    Can U Diagnose This Problem? Funny Noise

    I have a Trek 7.3 fx hybrid. A lot ofm iles but well maintained. When sitting on the bike and riding, I hear a metallic "tong" sound. The sound repeats faster the faster I go. The sound continues whether I'm pedaling or not. If the crank arms are still, I still hear it. The sound is...
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    Just Got A Road Bike- Should I "clip In" Now Or Wait

    I am totally new to road bikes and just ordered a Cannondale Synapse. It will be here soon. I have been riding my Trek FX hybrid for the past two years and have done a lot of riding on that bike. The question is, is it better to "clip in" and get shoes, cleats, and clipless pedals...