Questions tagged [road]

Roads - defined linear sections of adjacent land designated for travel.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10 votes
7 answers
2k views

Choosing parallel side or main road when route mapping

When mapping routes, I often come across sections where there are roads that run parallel to each other with a block or two separating them. Often if one is a main road the other is a secondary road ...
user avatar
  • 101
5 votes
0 answers
92 views

Problem with shifting up from small-small

I have a problem when trying to shift from the smallest sprocket on the rear casette to the bigger one when on the small chainring. It tries but it seems there isn't enough tension on the cable. If I &...
user avatar
  • 51
16 votes
4 answers
3k views

Group ride - Proper descent etiquette

I was recently on a 15-25 person group ride in the US (where traffic is on the right-hand side of the road) where the following happened: At the start of a short descent on a low-trafficked road, the ...
user avatar
  • 1,711
6 votes
4 answers
229 views

Passing parked cars with oncoming traffic - UK Highway Code

This is a tricky one and a problem I suspect others encounter, but I can't find a definitive answer so... On my cycle (in the UK), I have a few streets which are narrow with parked cars on the left (...
user avatar
  • 2,093
11 votes
5 answers
3k views

Why would I use a trainer instead of riding outside?

Though it's not the case for everyone, I'm comfortable biking through four seasons and this keeps me in an acceptable condition. Say that I entered a race and wanted to train to improve my performance....
user avatar
  • 679
3 votes
1 answer
76 views

Best integrated road shifter/brake levers for people with small hands?

I’ve seen this subject raised a lot on various forums but with no definitive answer. Lots of opinions but no hard data. My questions are: Is there a measure of lever suitability for small hands? (...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
127 views

Can anyone help source a quote. Something like, “Even gears are for concrete mixers.”

I feel like I heard this quote from an old school cyclist, like a Belgian who spent a lot of years wearing a poncho or some such. I could also swear that I found the source of the quote a few years ...
user avatar
  • 2,040
12 votes
9 answers
3k views

How to deal with impatient drivers

Sometimes when I'm riding on the road and taking up a lane, drivers behind me honk impatiently. Presumably they want me to move of the side of the road or on to the sidewalk so they can pass. Should ...
user avatar
  • 1,109
1 vote
2 answers
172 views

Road tyres and tubes for a mountain bike

A few years ago, I was given a very cheap dual-suspension 18 speed disc-braked mountain bike. Neither the giver nor I were very knowlegeable about bikes. I use it primarily for riding on the road, ...
user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
2k views

What model of Cannondale road bike is this

I'm seeking a road bike in my size and this one is (47-49cm). Seller knows nothing about bikes and doesn't know the model, year, or materials. It's a Cannondale, all original except seat and pedals.
user avatar
  • 41
1 vote
0 answers
85 views

HELP Identifying a vintage MTB frame

I only have three clues: "3.0 Aluminum" on the top tube Serial Number on the frame itself "Designed in the USA" flag decal Can anyone help me identify this vintage MTB frame?
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
216 views

Converting my city cross bike into gravel bike

I bought a bike (Stevens 6x lite tour) a little while ago. I've been riding it very often and i love it. I've been making 50-60 KMS rides on weekends on it. But now i wish I had drop handle bars ...
user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
1k views

Crack on bike wheel rim

I hit the edge of a cone yesterday when biking and had a pretty hard fall. Was looking at my bike to see what damage it took. Saw this crack on the rim, is this something really serious that I should ...
user avatar
  • 31
4 votes
2 answers
446 views

Is my cassette made of steel?

I want to know when to change my chain: I purchased the following item: It has two sides: 0,75 % --> for aluminium Cassette 1 % --> for steel cassette (according to https://de.wikipedia.org/...
user avatar
  • 191
0 votes
2 answers
146 views

Does anyone know this brand? I’ve never heard about and couldn’t find anything on Google

It says “PRIMA CYCLE” but I’m not sure its the name of the brand. Any Idea?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
183 views

Whats a good entry-mid wheelset for a salsa fargo?

Im building my touring/sportive bike for this summer, and i ve decided to go with a salsa fargo frame, and im thinking of having two separate wheelsets, one for more offroad touring, and one for road ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
111 views

Ross 294S Shifting Overhaul, Help

first post here. Getting in to road cycling, bought an old Ross 294S steelie with downtube friction shifters. Want to switch to a brifter system. I’ve watched a bunch of vids and googled but can’t ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
314 views

Carbon or paint crack

Does this crack look cosmetic or structural to you? It's tiny hairline thick. UPDATE: I took the bike to trek store and their technician looked at it (I think he simply did tap test) and said he ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
2 answers
117 views

Can I make Shimano XTR Shadow 2008 work with road shifters and hydraulic disk brakes

I am getting a new bike (Giant Revolt Advanced 3) and because of GRX being completely out of stock I am not able to upgrade the GRX400 that comes with it. I will have to do it later. Since I have a ...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
176 views

What are some key road flat pedal bicycle adjustments that affect neck strain?

Over time I grew to understand that different adjustments (saddle, handlebars, pedals, stem) affect different parts of the body. Often multiple at ones and often indirectly - by altering something ...
user avatar
  • 477
2 votes
2 answers
173 views

Ride on rightmost lane that goes straight or right yield to drivers?

Sometimes I ride in the middle of a right most lane that can go either straight or right. Sometimes I get honked at red light cause drivers want me to move so they can pass me and make right turn. ...
user avatar
  • 1,109
3 votes
3 answers
3k views

I got a leak on my shimano 105 R7020 STI

My caliper rotor push oil back in the STI. All of the sudden mineral oil started leaking. Do you know SKU of this part? (click for larger views)
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
109 views

Grx 10 speed problem

I have a new 10 speed grx group set. The right hand shifter have only 9 gear. I check the problem is in lever,i felt in high gear it was making a big jump. Are there any suggestions for someone who is ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
5k views

First Hand Ride Comparison Vittoria Corsa G2.0 vs. Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clinchers 700X28 [closed]

I currently ride Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tires (i.e. inner tube and not tubular) and felt a noticeable improvement in ride quality between that and my previous Bontrager R3s. I am curious ...
user avatar
17 votes
8 answers
8k views

Is cycling on this 35mph road too dangerous?

I'm thinking of bike commuting to work and there is a stretch of road with no sidewalk and 35mph speed limit. Is this too dangerous for biking? I'm not in the best shape so I can't go very fast. ...
user avatar
  • 1,109
4 votes
1 answer
140 views

First time to install Clincher Tire to Rim

I am a beginner here. I am installing for the first time my own tire and want to make sure I have a basic issue down. I have a new set of Fulcrum carbon clincher wheels. Basic question here....I do ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
44 views

Replacement guide for different cleats?

I'm planning to replace my wellgo 6 degree float to look keo grip 9 degree float. I've searched for cleats replacement guide online but most of them only caters to replacing identical cleats. I'm ...
user avatar
  • 163
8 votes
3 answers
1k views

Convert single speed, steel framed, vintage track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a steel framed single speed vintage track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more ...
user avatar
  • 2,890
1 vote
2 answers
437 views

Convert track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more hills where I am now living so would ...
user avatar
  • 2,890
4 votes
2 answers
721 views

Ultegra R8020 STI shifter sticking

I have an Ultegra R8020 lever and I recently did a cable change. Everything worked fine for a few moments then on the first ride the left shifter wouldn't click up into the big ring. After a few ...
user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
740 views

What previous Shimano road shifters are 10sp and exit cables under bar tape?

I'm swapping out some parts on an old road bike I have to build it up as a winter/less cared about run around. Looking for what I can on auction sites etc., but the model numbers elude me. I have a ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
833 views

Advisable to switch from 38 mm tires to 28 mm?

I have a urban/hybrid bike ( Riverside 500 that came with 38mm tires that I don't really have complaints with except some visible cracking since a year or so (which hasn't impacted feel, air retension ...
user avatar
  • 312
1 vote
2 answers
188 views

Negative 17 80mm stem on MTB?

I currently have a 27.5 hardtail mtb. I use it for commutes and traveling rather than trails or downhill tracks. I'm planning on upgrading some parts and one of them is the stem. Will a -17° stem have ...
user avatar
6 votes
4 answers
748 views

Should I replace the tyre or can I keep going?

I just noticed a small tear in my Continental GP 4000s. It does not bulge out from the side. The tyre have been on for some years now but dont have more than 1000km on them. I am worried though if I ...
user avatar
  • 61
12 votes
2 answers
5k views

How much energy is lost with a gravel tire compared with a road tire?

I understand that around 20% of the energy while cycling is lost by the deformation of the wheels. I also understand that in smooth and dry roads people use plain tires (no tread pattern) as these ...
user avatar
  • 223
7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Brake levers for riding in upright position

I'm trying to find out the correct name for the brake levers that are on a bike so that you can ride in a nearly upright position? I had an old Schwinn 10 speed that not only had the regular brake ...
user avatar
22 votes
9 answers
5k views

Is it worth buying a lighter bike? If so what kind?

I've started cycling recently and am clocking decent mileage now. The only problem is, the bike is very old and weighs just shy of 20 kg. It's a heavy one! It also has Kenda Kinetics tyres, I think ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
7k views

Caad10/12 sizing

I'm looking to buy a used CAAD 10 or 12 but since they are quite far away, I can't test ride them so I'll have to guess the correct size. I am 173cm tall and an inseam of barely 80cm without shoes. I ...
user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
2k views

Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc: 7.0 vs 8.0 [closed]

Mission: On the market for a new road bicycle. Since May 2020 I stepped up my cycling and will probably at least triple the yearly kilometres (3k?). So I want to treat myself and I decided to invest a ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
236 views

Any reason for non-continuous mountain road barrier?

I have been cycling recently in Polish mountains and when riding through one of less occupied mountain roads, I have found many places where road barrier (that is suppose to secure bikers and car ...
user avatar
  • 544
1 vote
3 answers
438 views

I have a customized Salsa Journeyman Claris. How small can I go for my small chainring? I'm not sure how to verify compatibility

It's a Salsa Journeyman Claris drop bar 650b converted to flat. The flat and drop frames are the same, but the drop comes with road bike components. I have already upgraded a Sunrace 11-40t cassette ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
447 views

Tubeless road wheels won't pump past 80 psi

I bought new Bontrager Aeolus XXX TLR Tubeless Road wheel set and had them put together by A Trek bike shop. They supposedly put in the right amount of sealant but when I pump them up past 80 PSI they ...
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
1 answer
113 views

Identify control on left-side of Sun Recumbent Trike model EZ3 handlebar

I own the Trike model listed above, I bought this Trike about 10 years ago, and I'm starting riding again but since the manuals are not very users friendly, I need to know the purpose of the 3 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
70 views

Road bike frame sizing

I found an old racing road bike with a 50 cm frame. I would like to build it out and use it, but I am concerned it may be too small for me. I'm 5' 7.5" and I think I should be riding a 54 cm frame, ...
user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
1 answer
498 views

Can I shrink my steel rear dropouts to fit a smaller hub?

I am rebuilding a 1971 Raleigh International road frame into a single speed bike for college. I bought a set of track wheels with rear hub spacing 110mm. The rear dropout on the Raleigh is 120mm. Will ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
107 views

Ease of Continental road wire bead tire mounting and dismounting

Are the Continental road wire bead tires any better at mounting and unmounting then they used to be? Or are they still a big pain in the ass. My buddy has some hard shell gators that are cheap.
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

Going from 2x8-speed to 1x11-speed

I bought a beginner bike with a 2x 8-speed Shimano setup a year ago. I am looking to upgrade, now that I am getting more in to cycling then expected. Since I live in a really flat area (when I go on 3-...
user avatar
  • 169
0 votes
1 answer
176 views

Wondering if my Tiagra shifters are fixable?

The name plate broke off (left side) during a crash would this be fixable? The lever is now pointing outwards but can still shift gears.
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
694 views

Using 16 hole front rim to build a rear wheel

I have the opportunity to buy 2 front Shimano Dura Ace C40 latest generation wheels at a very cheap price. The hole count for the wheelset is 16/21. Could I build / have built a rear wheel from one of ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
5k views

Is the cable pull of Shimano GRX FD-RX400 same as the one of 10- or 11-speed road groups?

What is the required cable pull for FD-RX400? AFAIK Shimano road 11-speed front deraileurs require the same (larger) cable pull, while 10- and fewer-speed FDs expect lower one (with exception of ...
user avatar