Bike Types

There are many different makes, models, and types of bicycles. Any questions about types of bikes can be asked here.

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Why does a bicycle wheel spin more freely if it is oiled regulary?

Oil is good for a short period, then it's not so good. Oil does two things that make it not appropriate for wheel bearings, it tends to run right out after being applied, and it attracts dirt. Dirt causes wear.

For wheels, waterproof grease would be the product of choice. Personally, I find Phil Wood grease to be the best.

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Should you buy a Pure Fix Cycles fixed or single gear bicycle?

Depends on what you want from it. Single speed bikes are as a rule very robust, and the drivetrain components tends to last a long time. They also tend to be fairly clean-looking, with a minimum of parts cluttering up the frame.

With that said, the fact that the pedals on a fixie always keep turning does require some skill to deal with. Getting the bike going can be a bit awkward and if you lean in a turn the pedals can strike the ground and cause you to crash.

My choice would be the single gear AKA single-speed. Maybe not quite as much a character, but more user friendly.

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Are silver fox bikes good?

you have know alot about silver fox. Some of there bikes are very cheap! but some of them can be quite descent. So they can be good if you get the right bike.

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Where is the carbon fiber for trek bicycles made?

Check out this site, very interesting. See link below. Verified by supervisor.

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Where is the serial number on a Monark bicycle?

IT is on the unerneath of the main Pedal gear assembly. Starts with a letter,then 6 numeric digits. there is a 4 digit numeric stamp as well! Ghosthost47@yahoo.com

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When were mountain bikes invented?

Around 30 years ago.

Mountain biking originated in California in the late 1960's to early 1970's. Gary Fisher introduced the first official mountain bike in 1979. The first mountain bikes were produced with 18 speeds and rim brakes. Newer bikes typically have between 24-27 gears and disc brakes, which offer greater stopping power and require less maintenance than rim brakes.

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Which bmx Should I Get... Eastern Nitrous Piston 2011 Or Blank Media 2011?

The nitrous piston is a lighter bike, so yes you should get it, although if you could find the blank media cheaper I'd get that one.

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Who is nigel jeremia?

Nigel Jeremia is Handsome boy from Jakarta that likes fixie alot and he like show off in front of girls. he is so SKSD

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How much is the most expensive fixie in the world?

trendland.net/2009/02/26/most-expensive-fixie-in-the-world/

this is it it think its about $110,000, gold plated with diamonds etc

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Is the viking tri bike any good?

Well, it hasn't got much bling value, but it's made out of solid, dependable parts. Good stuff for a serious beginner.

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Movie and TV Memorabilia

What kind of bicycle does Jodie ride on the movie Baby Boy?

The bike that Jodie rides in the movie Baby Boy, is a 90's GT Dyno Roadster. The welded tank, graphics and twisted chrome are all add ons to this bike.

Domingo

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What is an integrated headset?

An integrated headset (not to be confused with an internal headset, see below) is one in which the top and bottom cartridge bearings are pressed directly into the head tube of the frame. Integrated headsets have the advantage of a lower stack height, since the bearings are contained inside the frame, as opposed to a standard headset, which has cups pressed into the frame, with the bearings resting in those cups, above and below the head tube. A significant disadvantage of the integrated design lies in the damage that can occur to the frame if the headset adjustment becomes loose; the fork and bearings clunking back and forth can quickly destroy the frame. An improperly adjusted standard design headset will destroy the cups first, a much cheaper replacement. An internal headset is a hyrid of the two designs (just to confuse things, internal headsets are also called 'semi-integrated'). Cups are pressed into an oversized head tube, and the bearings rest in those cups. The bearings are not visible, the low stack height is maintained, and your margin of safety is maintained. We have been selling Giants with these headsets for several years without incident. These days integrated headsets are found mostly on high-end road bikes and mountain bikes from small boutique builders like Ibis. Chris King has an excellent page addressing these issues at chrisking.com

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What is the name for a bicycle with three wheels?

Tricycle.

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Bicycle Racing

Can you use a triathlon bike as a road racing bike?

Sure, but if it has tri/TT bars you probably will have to pull them off to be allowed into an organized event. Expect to be losing some due to the fairly extreme riding position an all out TT bike will put you in. For ordinary road(group) racing most riders prefers a bike that's a bit more flexible in terms of use.

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How do you install rear bike rack?

Watch this video to learn how to install a rear bike rack:

http://www.expertvillage.com/video/4835_rear-rack-bicycle.htm

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Mountain Biking

What was the name of pee wee Hermans bike?

The "X-1"

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Where are Schwinn bikes made?

They were bought by pacific coast cycle in early 2000, after schwinn went backrupt. Now they are made in China

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What different types of bikes are there?

Oh, plenty. Some different types of bikes are:

  • road bikes
  • track bikes
  • TT bikes
  • Touring bikes
  • MTB-XC bikes
  • MTB-DH bikes
  • MTB-AM bikes
  • MTB-Trial bikes
  • BMX-Dirt bikes
  • BMX-Flatland bikes
  • Cruisers
  • Recumbents
  • Cargo bikes
  • tandems

An then there are all those funny early bikes:

  • the penny farthing AKA high wheeler
  • the draisine / hobby horse
  • the various versions of "sociables"

Can certainly be more too, it's not like there has to be certain amount of difference before something is considered a "new" bike type.

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Mountain Biking

How much for a new mountain bike chain?

There are several quality and price levels, from USD 10 to USD 100.

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Who made the first off road bike and when?

As long as there has been bikes, some people have been riding them off road. Mountainbiking started developing in the 1980s. Another off-road discipline, cyclocross, was established in the early 1900.

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When was the first ever road bike made?

=The first ever road bike was made in 1885 by a German,Gottlieb Daimler this bike was gas-engine powered.=

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When were the Schwinn starlet bikes made?

I have an old Starlet hanging up in the basement of the house I'm renting. From what I've learned so far, the Starlets date back to 1952, at least. They were equipped with 2-tone finish in Cloud white with rose trim, or powder blue trim, a chrome "luggage rack", a button-activated horn in the "tank", and a "powerful headlight". I'm hoping to gain possession of the old bike for a restoration project!

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What is a fixie bike?

Fixie bike are bikes (usually road bike frames) that have a fixed rear sprocket which allows you to pedal forward like normal, but does not allow you to just coast . If you pedal backwards it goes backwards if you pedal slow it will remain slow. The whole point of a fixie is to eliminate brakes shifters to simplify a road bike.

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Is it useful to think of a bike as a system ?

It can be. It would lead you to breaking down what the parts of the system are and how they work individually and collectively.

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How To

How to find year of Montgomery ward hawthorne vintage bicycle?

how much is it for a motgomery ward bicycle 1950 boys torpedo

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