1. D

    Does lower back pain 'go away' eventually?

    Hi all, So I'm a fairly new rider with only maybe 1k miles under my belt in the last 2 years. I'm 20 years old and 54kg. I recently did a 30 mile ride that was very hilly and pretty hard on my legs. I've noticed around the 15-20 mile mark (1 hour) into my rides I start to get light back pain...
  2. B

    Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke

    Hi, I've been occasionally touring on my beloved, undersized and very much cobbled-together cromoly Kona Smoke (2009) hybrid city bike for the last ten years. I bought it on a whim in a sale years ago and whacked a cheap rack on it so I could head off on weekend cycle camping trips with pals...
  3. ren531

    Fitting a new battery to a Ford Fiesta

    I put this on an other thread initially but decided to make a new one instead, just after any info regarding fitting a new battery to a modern car.
  4. bobsinatra

    Fitting new bike chain

    Hi This is my first attempt at fitting a chain, so I want to make sure that I do it correctly. I kept my old chain and placed it next to the new one (KMC). In the video, where I point my finger, is this the right to pin to pop out? As I didn't fit the original chain, I ran the chain...
  5. Welshnwobbly

    Fitting new inner cable

    I made two mistakes when removing the old inner cable from my Condor Italia RC bike with Campagnolo Athena 11-speed shifters. 1, I didn't move the shifter down to the lowest level before removing the cable. 2, I did not carefully remove the cable from the shifter noting exactly how it fitted in...
  6. H

    Fitting 700c to 27" Frame

    I'm sure this is a hardy annual - what side pull brakes will reach 700c rims on a frame made for 27" wheels ? I'm re-commissioning my late father's early 1970s Holdsworth Mistral and (purists please look away now) ..... fitting modern 700c wheels so that I can easily get inner tubes and tyres...
  7. B

    Absolute black subcompact oval chainring / tiagra crank issues

    So it says on their website that the 46/30 absolute black chainrings can be fitted to tiagra 4700 cranks.... With a little adjustment.... After I brutalized the cranks for a while with a file I just about got them together with the rings. But for the love of all things Holy I cannot get them to...
  8. J

    I have a hybrid bike (26x1.95). Should I consider fitting self sealing tubes / slime?

    I have a hybrid bike (26x1.95). Should I consider fitting self sealing tubes / slime?
  9. C

    Vittoria Corsa fitting nightmare

    ***Apologies, I posted this in the wrong section*** Good morning all. I've been giving my bike a spring treat to some new tyres and ordered some Vittoria Corsa G2.0 700c 28 but for the life of me I cannot get them on the rim, which is a Mavic Kyserium Elite (2015 model I think) even without a...
  10. mr_cellophane

    Bottom Bracket Crank fitting

    I took this old BB out this morning. The cranks were held by a standard bolt, so I didn't pay much attention to them. Both sides had identical bolts holding the crank arms. However when I when to put the right hand crank back there isn't a hole for the bolt. The "pin"in the axle is lose. HELP!!
  11. airborneal

    Fitting Praxis Chainset to Boardman sls 9.0 Frame Bottom Bracket Problems Questions

    Hi, any help appreciated, got a Boardman SLS 9.0 Elite Frameset from around 2014 / 15 Was hoping to fit a Praxis Chainset but hitting a few bottom bracket problems / queries Fitted at moment is a FSA Press fit BB30 set up, written on bearing and seals are BB30 6806 -2RS MR 149 I...
  12. taximan

    Problem fitting tyres

    Down the years I have fit many new tyres to my bikes and usually I have never had to resort to using tyre levers, until recently that is. Some time ago I acquired A vintage bike and before I used it I fit a pair of new tyres, which needed quite a bit of coaxing to get over the (Mavic) rims. At...
  13. robgul

    Toeclip straps ... fitting

    I am just completing a rebuid of a vintage bike for a customer ..... he wants to fit old-style toeclips and straps which have been sourced (NOS Campag with the buttons - stunning) Question : back in the day when I rode with toeclips and straps the straps were twisted where they pass though the...
  14. D

    replacing the threaded insert on a carbon fork (mudguard fitting)

    I recently bought a boardman 8.9 adv which was missing the threaded insert for fitting the front mudguard - they discounted the bike heavily because of this. Its mudguard season so I'm looking to fix this, just rung boardman who do not supply spares for this (they suggested either a new fork or...
  15. voyager

    Fitting a Tongsheng tsdz2 on an ice sprint

    This is the quick fitting thread on fitting a tsdz2 middi drive to a trike. Firstly The cables supplied will be the wrong length for a recumbent as they are designed for a D/F frame . The remote aux switch and speed sensor needed to be cut and extended by 75cm and almost a metre extension added...
  16. funk2monk

    Fitting new cables

    I'm just enquiring the best place to buy new cables to put onto old frames. I'm aware cables need to be cut and fitted but was just thinking is there anywhere that sells reels of the outer casings - which can be cut to length plus new inner cables with cable ends and crimps. Ideally looking for...
  17. ChrisV

    Fitting my road bike to turbo trainer

    A bit of a technical question. I bought a CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro Turbo Trainer The bike I have is a Cube Attain GTC...
  18. grellboy

    Disc brake calipers- standard fitting?

    I am looking to replace my brake calipers on my Caadx. They are promax disc calipers (160/140). Having difficulty finding replacements but have seen several generic calipers. Is there a standard fit? My current brakes are 2 bolt, so would generic 2 bolt calipers fit?
  19. G


    Is it worth getting a proper bike fit? I mean, there are probably lots of people out there riding about quite happily and never had a proper bike fit. The reason I'm asking is now that I have bought (in the correct size!) a Bianchi which is a bike I've always wanted and I'm in the process...
  20. Andy in Germany

    Fitting an Akubra

    I have finally bought a replacement leather Akubra hat for cycling and general outdoor life, as the previous version had finally succumbed to the elements (mostly through constant use in said cycling and general outdoor life). Despite the newer hat being the same size and maker, it is a little...
  21. Distorted Vision

    Problem fitting new pedals

    I fitted new M324 pedals to my Giant Roam 0. The old pedals came off easy enough with a pedal wrench. The new ones fitted first time also without any problems. But I realised I'd forgotten to grease the threads. They both removed again without issue but after I greased with Copaslip they both...
  22. S

    Handlebars 42 cm 1 and 1/8 inch fitting

    As above need a pair for my latest project, I could swap a brand new 38mm pair or I have some older Cinelli ones which fit a 26mm stem, alternatively money or I have a load of cycle bits to swap..
  23. grellboy

    Fitting New Chainset - bottom bracket compatibility

    Need to find and fit a 46/36 chainset to my cx bike. The current one - fsa omega - works with a BB30. Have found others on ebay etc by different companies (the fsa omega version just seems to have disappeared) - but not sure if they would fit my bike. If i did go with another brand (eg shimano...
  24. Stef 1

    Is a bike fitting worth it?

    Regualr rider for 4 years on the same bike. Currently avereage around 5 to 6 hours per week in the saddle. I spent a lot of time in the first year adjusting things like saddle height, fore / aft, cleat position etc. Also read up a lot on positioning etc. Never quite been 100% satisfied and...
  25. P

    Fitting a Sturmey Archer CS-RK3

    Decided to fit one of these to my Paseo so I could change gear when stationary. Pictures here: I got the hub from Practical Cycles and built it into a Mavic XC717 disc rim with double butted spokes. Trying to keep the weight down. I bought a Deore...
  26. alecstilleyedye

    re-tapping mudguard fitting

    the boardman alu frame i have has stripped the threads on the lower of the two mudguard/rack mount holes. at the mo i've got the rack in the good upper hole, and used cable ties to secure the mudguard in the lower stripped hole. can the stripped hole be re-tapped, and if so would it need a...
  27. J

    Fitting new chain

    Hi all, just a quick question, I am doing some repair work to the daughters Apollo mtb and am putting on a new chain and also the gear cables need replacing. I have already removed the old gear cables and am replacing with new inners and outers but first of all I am fitting a new rear...
  28. bonker

    Fitting a front mudguard

    Decided to the mudguards back on the fixed. Where is the front yoke fixing at the brake bolt supposed to go? The from brake bolt goes into the frame under the top tube at the back so it can't go there. It doesn't look right up against the top tube so it's got to go between the two washers (...
  29. jowwy

    External Di2 fitting

    So i spent the weekend fitting the Di2 externally on my Ti cx flatbar. having looked at and although it looks ok, i'm going to do something more retro and stealth so only 1 cable will be seen. i'm getting to internally fit the battery inside the handlebars - current handlebar set-up below...
  30. Katherine

    Advice please: Fitting Foldable Tyres on my Road Bike( Conti 4 Seasons)

    I have been bought some of these for Christmas, having been recomended them. I have a B Twin 520. I have never seen foldable tyres before. Is there anything I need to know about fitting them ? Should we get them out of the box to get the folds out or is that a stupid question? Thank you in advance.
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