Questions tagged [road-bike]

Bikes designed for road use only. Could be any road-only bike, but typically means bikes optimized for speed / racing / club rides with drop handlebars, narrow tires and a crouched-forward rider position.

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How to adjust when i am 5'5 foot tall and having a 42 cm roadbike frame?

Im planning to buy a roadbike frameset in my local store but they say that the size of the frame is 42cm and i am 5'5 should i buy that frame?
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BB386EVO-24mm Press Fit Bottom Bracket Cup Removal

Good day to all! Issue My road bike has a BB386EVO bottom bracket standard with a 24mm internal diameter (I.D.) bearing set. I'm utilising a 24mm spindle crankset so no issues there. What I am seeking ...
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Is a Hollowtech II BB compatible with an Octalink Crank? (Shimano Claris)

If I fit a Shimano Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket (Claris), can I still use my Octalink Claris crank?
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First road bike: mech disc brakes vs dual pivot sidepull brakes?

I'm keen to buy my first road bike to do some rides around London (evening and weekend rides for exercise and travel), I've narrowed it down to 2 within my price range: Example: Carrera Zelos from ...
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Which new road bikes can have seat height 890mm or more?

I'm looking for a new aero road bike. I'm a tall person. And from past experiences and from bike-fiting advices I need a seat height of around 890-895mm. I checked Cannondale, BMC, Factor, Orbea. They ...
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Visual chain identification

I have a second hand bike and the chain doesn't seem to work well with the 11 speed cassette fitted. It almost seems too wide to fit in the sprocket gap. Are there any visual signs on a shimano chain ...
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What are the main improvements with road bikes in the last 23 years that the rider would notice?

Back when I was a younger man I bought a road bike, a 1998 Giant Kronos. It has a frame made from aluminum tubes, a triple chainring in front, and a 7-sprocket cassette in back. By US standards, it ...
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Which Type of Bike Would You Select If You Needed To Commute, Ride Fire Roads, and Regular Roads With 1 Bike?

In the market for a bike Novice/Beginner skillset Looking to spend a decent chunk of money on one bike that can be used for commuting, fire roads, and standard road riding Riding location would be ...
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unknown! Some details about this bike?

I bought this bike yesterday. I'm trying to figure out the model, the year, but nothing. I know there are a lot of "specialists" on this forum. The involvement of some has become known in ...
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How much slower should I expect to be in winter rides?

I typically do ~100km rides (almost always alone). In summer, I manage average speeds of 30km/h or more. This is the first (of only three in total anyhow) winter in which I keep riding somewhat ...
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Free Spirit “Brittany Te12” Part Identification/Upgrade

i found this old 12 speed basically attached to a neighbor's back porch by vines, and aside from some superficial rust on the chrome, it seems to be structurally intact. the decals read as stated in ...
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Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Turbo Trainer and Giant CONTEND 1 2017 - Cassette options

I would like know which Cassette should I get for the Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Turbo Trainer I own this cycle: Giant CONTEND 1 2017 - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/contend-1-2017 It has a Rear ...
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Road bike to CX/Gravel conversion

I have a Cinelli Experience 2016 road bike with rim brakes that allows up to 28c tyres as per Cinelli's specifications. Somehow, Cinelli keeps mentioning it's fit for gravel as well. I'm looking ...
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Internal Gear Hub Nexus 7

I just bought a new bike and it has the nexus 7 internal hub. This is my first internal hub. I love to ride but admittedly don't know much about the mechanics of bikes. I'm 57 and mostly ride the bike ...
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Biking Target Speeds

On a road bike what is a good target solo speed for someone who wants to be a better than average cyclist? Like is there a certain speed where you know as a cyclist you are doing pretty good like 20 ...
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What is this bike called

SIm trying to find the name of my bike NFSD140S1561 is the serial number. its a bmx style and says pacific on the frame. Can anyone give me any info?
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I am a beginner to commuting by bike and I find it very tiring. Is it my fitness level or my single-speed bicycle?

Foreword: Sorry if this seems a bit long-winded. TL;DR: I can't figure out if there's something wrong with my bike or if I'm just out of shape. What's your opinion? I got the bright idea to commute to ...
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Which road bike to match turbo trainer?

Evening all, Looking for advice please. As a complete beginner, I'm unsure which type of road bike to match up with a Tacx Flux S Direct Drive Smart Trainer. It has a this specification: Compatibility:...
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I want to upgrade my 2020 Allez from Claris to Shimano 105

I have a 2020 Specalized Allez that came with Shimano Claris, but since I live in a very hilly area, I feel as if I need more gears. I have been biking for a while now, but I don't know if I need to ...
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Torque Wrench required for trainer cassette installation?

I have a new trainer arriving on the 29th and obviously this will involve either using my existing cassette that’s still on the wheel or a new cassette to put on the trainer. As my existing cassette ...
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Can I replace Shimano 105 5500 shifters and derailers with new Sora R3000 ones?

I have a 2000 Klein Quantum (this one, 2x9 speed: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/45657/) My shifters have been replaced once already with used 105 (also 5500), but now they have a ...
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Trying to figure out which tires/tubes I can use

I have a road bike tire with the following markings: 50-559 26x1.95 K935-001 I weigh about 200lbs and will probably carry a pannier holding 40lbs. Some research said that my tire should inflate to ...
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Is there an adaptor for a quick release wheel on thru axel hub

I have a 2020 Jamis Renegade with QR front fork and thru axle rear dropout (142x12mm). Buying a set of wheels for road-specific use but have had trouble find a mixed set. Got a good deal on a QR Axis ...
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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 ...
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Can PROMEND cleats match Fizik Shoes and Look pedals?

I got a look keo classic 3 road pedals and I'm looking to buy a pair of Promend road cleats. Will these be compatible and fit my Fizik Tempo R5 road shoes? I've attached the picture of the pedals and ...
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Knees touching rib cage when riding in the drops

A few weeks ago I got a used road bike, my first bike to have proper drops. I don't have previous experience with riding in the drops. I enjoy it a lot so far. One thing I did however notice was that ...
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Road bike control

After riding a hybrid bike for the last few years, I just got a used Cannondale SuperX road bike (CX to be accurate). I expected the change in geometry to be uncomfortable for a while, but what I didn’...
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Carbon fork crack?

I have aluminum bike with carbon fork, this is in the front of the carbon fork, it is in both sides of it? It's a carbon crack or paint crack?
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Eddy Merckx serial number identification

I would like to identify my Eddy Merckx bike but throughout forums and online discussion, I couldn't find any clue as the serial number does not match anything found. Serial number is apparently A0 - ...
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Getting a tire off the rim - 37-622

Ive tried everything and can’t seem to get the tire off the rim. I’ve double checked the bead and it’s loose. I pushed the beads into the centre. I’ve tried warming up the tire. It almost seems the ...
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Damaged QR on Allez Elite

Question: What is the correct way to replace a damaged QR on a Specialized Allez Elite ? I broke this whilst trying to open the QR. It was extremely tight. I tapped with a hammer (I know not bright) ...
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Which bike light, aren't that to be seen kind enought? [closed]

I just bought a giant escape 2 and have been using it to go to work. When is time to come back home is already dark and I'm planning to get a light. Asked about one in nearby bike shop and they ...
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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 ...
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Convert track bike to geared [duplicate]

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 ...
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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 ...
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Help me identify my classic frame

Can anyone identify this classic frame? I don't know if this frame I got is generic or branded. I got no signs of any brand except for the Brev Campagnolo drop out and a raised C-69-E under the frame.
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Anyone tried piggy-backing one Wolf Roadlink on top of another?

I want to get a 46t sprocket on my old 9 speed Shimano Deore derailleur. The Wolftooth Roadlink only allows for a 40t, could I double-up two Roadlinks and get that extra capacity, or...?
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Crack in aluminium rim?

I recently discovered this horizontal line on my double walled aluminium rim (Triban road bike), pics attached, and was wondering if this was a crack or just a manufacturing artifact. Could anyone ...
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Would these upgrades give me a better bike than I could buy with my budget plus the sale of my current bike?

Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post. I’ve narrowed my options down and would really appreciate advice on the more specific ideas I have in mind at this point. I'm considering making ...
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How should I prioritize 2019 Allez upgrades?

Sorry for the length this post has reached. Please scroll down to Edit #2. Original question: "I recently bought a used 2019 Allez with an installed power meter. The previous owner installed a ...
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Can dropout break due to a faulty cassette or a bad installation?

Backstory: I currently have a BH Ultralight RC road bike that I use to ride to work. About 6 weeks ago I took it to the bike shop because the pedal was slipping over the cassette when I took off, so ...
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Will a 11-speed cassette fit my Giant SRC 3 frame (~2007)

I would like to upgrade an older Giant SRC 3 (~2007). Having a very limited experience with bike mechanics, how will i find out whether a 11-speed cassette will fit the frame and or the wheels?
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Rear cassette replace 11-30 with 11-32, or 11-28?

I have an 11 speed 11-30 rear cassette that I would like to replace but cannot seem to find an 11-30 anywhere. Can I safely replace this with an 11-28 or an 11-32 without replacing my rear derailleur?...
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Put larger tires on my road bike rims [duplicate]

My rim size is 622-20 and my current tire is 622-30 Can I fit a 622-35 or a 622-40 tire on my rim? My forks are wide.
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Sound coming from back wheel

After the crash I straightened back wheel, and cleaned and lubricated the chain, but now spinning the wheel causes sound as if there is something wrong with bearings. Here is the video: https://...
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Aluminium “white rust” on roadbike. How bad is my situation?

After some research I did not find similar photos/examples to mine so decided to ask. Recently I have bought used aluminum road bike. I did check all other parts and they are in good condition, but ...
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Aluminum fork: paint defect or sign of strained?

I know there's a lot of question regarding paint defect or crack. But I need your opinion about this. Recently, I bought new bike but discounted and it's the last piece of it. On the back of the ...
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What size of tyres can I use on my BTwin Original 5? [duplicate]

I own a hybrid, BTwin Orginal 5 which is almost 5 years old. Lately I've been doing a lot of road cycling. This bike comes with 700x42c ISO 44-622 size tyres which weigh in around a kg per pop. I wish ...
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Which size SKS Bluemels will fit my frame - 35, 42, 45?

I'm thinking of getting full mudguards for my road bike, the Triban RC 520 , (details here) , and the manufacturer's page tells me that it comes with 700 x 28 tires and the frame is compatible with ...
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Shimano Claris 1x8 11-28t, can upgrade to 1x10 11-34t?

Is it possible for my bike that I'm using Shimano Claris 11-28t 1x8 speed to upgrade my cassette in 11-34t 1x10 speed? Thanks. hoping for a good advice.

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