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Another bike thread, sorry, I can delete this once I get a good answer if the trainfags would prefer.
I have a drop bar roughly 24mm diameter, with 31.8mm diameter in the centre. I am buying a new stem to fit the center, but the brake shifters I want to mount have an internal diameter of slightly less (maybe 21, 22mm) than the outer diameter of the handlebars, so they're just a bit too small to fit.
Can I file these down to fit? Will it substantially affect the stability? It's only about a millimetre around that needs to be taken off. Also seeing as the drop bars are curved will it need to be quite loose to fit around the curve or will it not matter too much? I can't remove the actual bracket thing on the shifters, it's integral to the construction.
I don't have a photo but the pic shows something similar. Thanks /n/iggas.
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I need some help deciding what pedals to get
as of now I have some basic plastic ones.
I want metal, black, and preferably with an easy surface to mount/dismount
I have no idea about straps/cages, but supposedly I'm meant to ride with them.
Major deciding point: price, must be cheap as fuck.
Here's what I'm looking at, and pic is current bike they will be fitted on
I know next to nothing about pedals, and is it dangerous to use straps/cages if I frequently weave in and out of traffic and stop/start in traffic?
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OP of >>463592 here,
I pretty much decided on the Sirrus because most of you felt like it was appropriate for what I'd need it for, simultaneously I've been talking to the mtbr forums about the same topic, I notice some more biased opinions about certain other types of bikes, i.e. road/cyclocross bikes, and for this topic, being in favor or a fanboy of one specific type of bike isn't a bad thing in my opinion, because obviously they like it for a good reason.
I updated my choices to choose from these three bikes, but pretty much the UNO is out of the question because it is a single speed:
I'd love to hear some of your opinions about the two, keep in mind that if I can get the Liberty in store then I will especially if the shop has a price-beat policy, but I will definitely at least try it in store.
One of the posters at mtbr said that it would be good to look into a fuji even if it isn't a house brand, but I'd like your opinions on this matter as well;
Pic related, it's what I use at work, it's beat to hell because it is used 24 hours a day for the most part.
Wheel buying help
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Hey /n/, follow up to an older post. Bought an old bike, had trouble with the front wheel. Turns out, the axle was actually bent a little, and one of the cones was worn down about half a millimeter more than the other. Some light pitting on the cones, inner hub, and ball bearings, too.
So need help buying a new wheel. What should I look for in a wheel? This is for an old Peugeot, I do some heavy riding long distance riding on it (average 30 mile day rides, weekends I push a century). Size is 700c x 25, would like to keep it that way so I can use the same tube and tires.
Don't even know good sites to buy, as I've only gone through Amazon for lights before.