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Questions tagged [bicycle]

Hacks related to bicycles: [cleaning] and maintaining them, as well as using with [efficiency] of resources such as [time].

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How to comfortably carry a pen drive in any attire without risk of physical damage?

I often find pen drive necessary with me at all times. However, I'm having trouble finding an appropriate way to carry it with me. Earlier, I used to keep it in my wallet. But carrying the wallet in ...
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Where to store bike in the city?

I recently moved to a new apartment in Aveiro, Portugal, and I have no garage to store my bike. What is the best place to store it (during nights and entire weekends)? There are no nearby bike-...
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Someone locked their bike to mine - now what?

I park my bike every workday in a relatively busy UK city street where bicycle theft is fairly common. I use a very sturdy lock and always chain it through both wheels and a bike rack. Even so, I lost ...
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How to remove bicycle oil/grease from waxed jacket

I have a jacket of waxed cotton which has got (dirty) bicycle lubricant on it from a bicycle chain. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact composition of the lubricant because the bike isn't mine. ...
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How to keep your hands warm while biking outside without using bulky gloves

I live in Germany and as Ned Stark never got tired of saying: Winter is coming. I ride my bike to work in the morning and back home in the evening. As of right now, my biking gloves manage to keep my ...
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How to make my bicycle run faster? [closed]

Usually(always) I am in a hurry. So I want my bicycle to run faster. What can I do rather than oiling to make it run really fast in a single paddle.
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Bike anti-theft measures

So my bike got stolen today, after locking it with a Kryptonite chain through the frame and both wheels and a U-lock around the frame and a 5 cm diameter metal bar bent in an upside-down U so that ...
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How to retain air in the tires of bicycle for long?

The tires of my bicycle deflate within a couple of days. I have to pump every time before riding it. Is it true that if a bicycle is kept stationary(not used) for a day or so, then the chances of ...
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How to find a hole in a bicycle tire tube quickly

The tube inside by bicycle tire (inner-tube) got a hole and now I can't ride the bike. It isn't a big hole, so I am going to repair it myself. The only problem is that it takes an extremely long time ...
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How to put a slipped bike chain back on the freewheel without getting dirty?

I commute to work by bike. Sometimes my chain slips off when I do a big gear shift because I use indexed shifters. I would use a handkerchief, rag, or something else to put in between my hands ...