Questions tagged [road]

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Coasting Grinding Noise

New grinding type noise occurring intermittently most when coasting and stops when resume pedaling. Speed doe not seem to be a factor. Appears to be coming from the front of the bike.
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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-...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Shimano GRX (or similar) and a flat bar - possible?

I've got an old MTB hardtail GT Avalanche 1.0. Now it has SRAM X7 (3x10) crankset (but used in 1x10 setup with a nw chainring). This bike is my commuting and "road" bike. With 36t chainring on the ...
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Can I avoid falling in the rain on a corner?

I was riding in the rain a few months ago and fell turning a 90° corner. Here are the details: Riding on a road bike with new 25mm smooth tires inflated to 100 psi (Cannondale Synapse with ...
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what's a good road bike for leisure? [closed]

I wana ask you guys for some advise. Wish to buy a bicycle for my husband for Chritsmas. He sure did mention he would like a road bike and not a mountain bike. He is 5'6 tall and weighs approx ...
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

I cycle to work each day, about 2.5 miles in each direction through a moderate sized town on paved roads (I don't use any dusty trails or go offroad etc). The climate is somewhat dry and arid with ...
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Need advice. SRM Origin alu vs Quarq Dfour [closed]

I am road cyclist willing to participate in local cycling races. I am looking forward to buying a new powermeter. Currently I have 4iiii left crank only and I want more accurate device to be more ...
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Could my rim be just a little too small?

I have a recurring flat problem in my rear tire. I can never find the obvious cause and it does not always occur in the same position on the tube. My rim is a replacement and may be the root cause. ...
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Upgrading 9spd Allez to 105

I've got a ~2007 Specialized Allez double with a Sora/Tiagra drivetrain that's gotten pretty worn from years of use. I'm thinking of upgrading it to the the latest 105 R7000. Would be my first time ...
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Project idea: Upgrade old MTB to road groupset for commuter?

I'm thinking of building up a fat-tire commuter bike. I need fenders, racks and wide tires since I live in the northwest (potholes, rain, more rain, hills). I also need it to be fast since I want to ...
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E-bike speed limit in Ontario, Canada

In Ontario, Canada, may I pedal my e-bike up to the road's posted speed limit without motor assistance? Like if my bike does 31 mph but the speed limit is higher, can I travel to that speed without ...
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Can I replace my 700C x 38mm tyres for 700Cx23mm or 25 ones? [duplicate]

what would be my possibilities if I cant?
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How much can I expect to improve in 1 year?

I am 51 yo, started cycling 2 months ago. I do about 80 km per week (in weekends). Currently my average speed over large distances (max distance I've done so far is 90 km) is around 22 km/h. On flat ...
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Is it worth upgrading to 28mm tyres from 25 for a 250 mile ride?

Next month I'm embarking on a 250 mile ride over one day - I've done plenty of training and I'm ready. Currently my bike has 25mm tyres and some of the 100 - 175mile training rides I've done have ...
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Help Me Identify My Old Norco Bike

I bought this bicycle second hand two years ago. The previous owner did not mention the model or year. I messaged a Norco customer service representative. He couldn't pinpoint the model or year, but ...
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25-32mm tube work in a 38mm tire?

Will a 700x 25-32 tube work in a 700x38 tire? I just bought new tires that are 38mm but have a couple of new 25-32 tubes left from a different bike, can I get away with using these for light road use?...
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Bike size advice Bianchi vs Cannondale

I have been after a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 for more than one month and an half without much success. The main reason is that they don't produce many 47cm frames, while 47cm would be my optimal size. In ...
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Will 8 speed shifters work on 6 speed cassette?

I currently have a Shimano tourney 6-7 speed rear derailleur that is pulled by some 6 speed downtube index shifters, and a 6 speed Shimano cassette. The shifting is perfect. But I want to get some ...
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Voodoo Bizango: Will the Schwalbe Marathon Almotion fit?

I have a Voodoo Bizango mountain bike. I don't do any mountain biking. I use this bike to commute to and from work in West Yorkshire (lots of hills). Once I've lost more weight, I'll invest in a bike ...
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Threading for BB (British) for Hollowtech 2 or square taper crankset?

I have square taper crankset from Sugino (compact double 48-34). I am using their aluminium cartridge BB (I think it's 68mm). Anyway, I was wondering what is the difference, if any, regarding the ...
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How to bleed rear SRAM Force 1 brake

I'm having a hard time bleeding the rear brake of my Specialized Diverge. Following closely the instructions provided by SRAM (and other sources like GCN and other people from YouTube) only works for ...
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Switching from hybrid to road bicycle

For nearly 3 years now, I have been using a 21-inch hybrid bicycle (Fuji Absolute 1.9D). My use of the bike is primarily for aerobic exercise. I ride about 20 kilometres in the morning for about an ...
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Square taper spindle won't fit into the bottom bracket

I'm making a road bike with random components I have in my garage. Everything works ok except for the bottom bracket which is a square taper 115mm long and it is still spinning free even if I turn the ...
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How do I know what brake rotors to get for my bike?

In the next month or so I plan on getting the 2019 Trek Crockett 5 as a cyclocross/road bike. I will also be getting some nicer road wheels for the bike so I can swap out the wheels whenever needed. ...
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How do you find the right saddle for road biking?

I bought a Cube Attain GTRC disc, a great bike apart from the saddle, which is quite chunky and square. I would like to find a better one. Tips for saddle sizing for road biking? Long saddle ...
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Rear derailleur cage bigger than cassette necessity

I use a Shimano Ultegra 6600 rear derailleur with short cage in a 11/28 cassette. The derailleur is at the end of its useful life and would like to exchange for a cheaper one, since I intend to ...
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Just bought a Nicol bike and not sure who makes them [closed]

I just bought a road bike and the only logo on it is Nicol, does anyone have a clue who made this bike and what it’s worth? Thanks
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How to pass a bicycle while driving a car

I understand this is more of a driving question, but I'm curious to know the answer from the bicycling community and perhaps gain insight into how to act both as a bicyclist and driver. The other day ...
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SPD SL Cleat Cover, are they supposed to be attached all the time or removed on rides?

I've always assumed you put them once and forget it, and still clip in with them, but then I read somewhere that Speedplay covers needs to be re-attached when you're walking. Is Shimano the same? If ...
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Trouble deciding between XC and road helmet [closed]

I need to buy a new helmet as my current helmet is at least 7 years old now and its pretty broken. I wanted something safe, and I've been using Bell helmets for forever, so just sticking with the ...
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I am a big guy who wants to buy a race bike

I am new to this site and I would really appreciate any thought on this. I am 32 years old male. I used to be in good shape most of my life. my weight fluctuated between 180 to 220 lbs. three years ...
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What road bike size to get?

I am very new to road bikes and have decided to buy one. The problem is both shops I have gone to said I should get a 54cm frame, even though I'm only 5'5. This seems to go against a lot of online ...
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Are recumbents more fatal in an accident than a regular bicycle?

I noticed a bunch of people riding recumbents a few days ago, as well as upright bikes, for an event happening in my town. What struck me was the low ride height and poor visibility (by others) of ...
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Popping/flexing, but *not* when pedaling hard

My road bike is making very noisy popping/flexing sounds when pedaling. There are multiple sounds in a semi-regular pattern with each pedal stroke, and I can feel extra movement through the pedals as ...
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Road bike and mountain bike shoes

I have a road bike with Look pedals that I would like to ride with SPD pedals, are they any adapters to the cleats that would allow me to do it?
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Can I replace 700*23C tire with 700*28? [duplicate]

I have Trek 1.1 with currently 700*23C tyres. I need to replace them but the one available in market are 700*28 Can I use this size as replacement? If yes, what'll be advantage and disadvantages?
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Is there a website which lists all the climbs? [closed]

I love to ride uphill with my road bike and the longer the climbs are the better. I want to build a "climbs to ride up before I die" list. What websites should I used to build such a list? I'am aware ...
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How should I approach safe cycling? [closed]

I have interest in biking to and from work, but have heard some horror stories from cyclists at work. Short of asking coworkers on safe cycling practices, where should I go for a more authoritative ...
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Why would a salty damp road be slipperier than the same road just damp?

I came off this morning* on a road I ride every day, in all weather conditions. Last night was frosty so the road was salted/gritted, but there was no visible frost nearby, it had warmed up from the ...
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How can I learn to sprint and ride out of the saddle?

I'm pretty new to road cycling, I've been road cycling since June 2017, because it's winter in Canada I recently got a indoor trainer and zwift. On a recent zwift session, I tried sprinting out of the ...
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Riding in single line

Is it safest for a group of cyclists to ride in a single line? Is it required for cyclists to ride in a single line in a narrow bike lane, or can they pass on the left in open traffic?