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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My road bike seems slightly too big for me

After riding for about 300km, I'm looking at adjusting some parts to fit me. First adjustment: Because I feel that I'm stretching a little too forward, causing my back to ache, I've decided I would ...
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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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Tiagra 4503 front derailleur replacement

I have a bike with a 4503 Shimano setup (Tiagra triple, 9 speed). The front derailleur is broken. I can quickly get a 105 derailleur (5703) at the local bike shop. I just want to be sure that it is ...
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Nakamura bike brand?

I'm looking for information about bike brand "Nakamura". I know it is solved in Norway (intersport.no), France (nakamura.fr, intersport.fr), somewhere in Canada. However, the internet is relatively ...
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How to tell if a tire should be replaced? [duplicate]

I don’t know how old this tire is. There are small cracks along the sides. In the inside the rubber coating is stripping and peeling. Is this tire still usable? Air has been going out of my tube ...
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Is Canyon Inflite CF 7 comfortable bike? [closed]

I don't have road bike, but I liked this crossbike with 33mm tires to take on road, cement roads, to work commute. Just wanted to know is it good on road, is it comfortable. I never rode dropbar ...
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Used Ridley Tempo price suggestion [closed]

I am planning to buy a used Ridley Tempo road bike. It's available for 230 euros. Shimano Sora shifters. when I google I am not able to find specifically this make of Ridley brand with rim brakes, ...
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Canyon Grail CF SL install 33m tires? [duplicate]

Can I install the 33mm tires on this bike => https://www.canyon.com/en-de/road-bikes/gravel-bikes/grail/grail-cf-sl-7.0/2198.html I don't like the 40mm tires it currently has? I don't have the bike, ...
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Will 2x11-speed front derailleur work on 2x9 system?

mine Shimano 105 FD-5501 broke (I stripped thread for screw which holds it on braze) and I need to buy a new one. Will 2x11 speed front derailleur work with mine 2x9 system? Thanks for help.
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Does 105 hydraulic disc brake levers work with deore or deore xt brakes?

I am planning to get my urban bike, the biomega to drop bars. The problem with that is that it got a 8 speed di2 alfine rear hub/derailier. So I was just planning on splitting the braking and the ...
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Broken bottom bracket?

I bought a Trek FX Series 7.5 in April 2017 and ride every day for about an hour. Two weeks ago the crank arms suddenly gave around the bottom bracket and no longer stayed 180 degrees to eachother. I "...
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Seized brake caliper nuts

Servicing a mate's bike. The brake caliper nuts were already rounded off. Tried all the hints to remove without success. Agreed to saw off the calipers as new ones were needed anyway. Got this done ...
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Why are road bikes (not time trial bikes) used in many triathlons?

I've been watching triathlon videos lately and I couldn't help but notice that, with the exception of Ironman Competitions, only road bikes and not time trial bikes are being used. Is there any reason ...
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What is the model of my bike?

Hi, i can't figure out what the model of my bike is. I know that it's an Orbea AVANT bike, but i can't figure out which series it is. Any help would be a appreciated thanks! The frame is made of ...
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Shimano 105 R7000 drivetrain makes crackling sound

I got an Shimano R7000 groupset and have the following problem: After degreasing my chainrings (54 – 36) and the cassette (28 – 11), the drivetrain makes normal noise. However after around 30km, the ...
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First road bike, decade old quality or lower end and new?

I'm looking at buying a 2009 Trek Bontrager Madone 5.2 for $1200. This bike is basically new as it has under 50km on it. I'm new to the world of biking and have been looking for something within the $...
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Hydraulic mtb-style brake lever on drop handlebars

tl;dr Does anyone know of an existing hydraulic brake lever (eg (like this)) that can clamp on a 31.8mm bar or can anyone think of a way I can hack/bodge/modify one? I'm thinking similar to how CX ...
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What are some ways to use the second brake lever on a bike with no back brake?

I have a road bike with only front brakes and drop handlebars. I've tried to install a bell that rings when you pull the lever and it became functional, but I decided to get rid of it as it had to be ...
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Choosing my first bike

I would like to get into biking. Haven’t ridden since I was a kid. Back then everyone had a one speed bike. The 10 speed English racer was the bike you dreamed of getting. I never had one. I’m in my ...
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What kind of bike do I have, “manufacturer/model”

I just bought this bike at a garage sale, mainly because i was told by my friend of how amazing of a deal it was, that this particular bike was worth at least 3 times the amount I paid. Anyways I ...
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Need some help identifying my new project

I need some help identifying my new project. I would like to get new decals for it. Only 'CICL' left on headbadge, can't figure out what's left on the down tube. Numbers stamp on bottom bracket 52. ...
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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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KNOG BLINDER ARC 5.5 battery replacement

Can anyone please tell me how I would go about changing the battery over in my light please!!! I have so far taken off the lens cover and have undone the 3 x 1.5mm Allen screws to release the outer ...
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Sleep or not to sleep [closed]

I am planning to have a tour 230km with roady bike, elevation <600m overall. I think with average speed will be ~20-25 kmh What you recommend should I sleep on half of ride? Are you talking about ...
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Can you help me by ID-ing this bike?

I purchased this 75-80 road bike (my first), for about $80. Being in a bad shape and no decals… I want to restore and enjoy it. Been trying to ID it several days now in order to start a restoration ...
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Frame failure sudden death?

I had a serious accident, my fork suddenly snapped when riding. I sent my bike for repair (to get a new fork installed) and the guys at the shop hammered the frame in place, as apparently the frame ...
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My new bicycle skids laterally, especially in the wet; what can I do about it?

My new bicycle is a new regular road bicycle (not specialist) with puncture tough tyres. The bicycle is fine otherwise but a bit rough on all the crappy pedestrian path elements in Japan like kerbs. ...
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Vintage bike - help with chainring replacement

I recently broke the large chainring on my vintage bike, and need to replace it, but am having trouble determining what size I need. I lost the chainring on the ride home, so am measuring the bolt ...
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Is it possible to fit full coverage fenders on a road bicycle with V-brakes?

I would like to get a used road bike on a budget. However, I need to ideally fit full coverage fenders due to frequent rain. Do I simply need to save up for a bicycle with disc brakes, or should I ...
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Standard vs wide shimano shoes

Would my normal sized feet still fit snug on a wide shimano shoes? I’m looking to buy the RP3 but only the “wide” is available. I’m buying online so i can’t personally try it on. Appreciate all the ...
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Keeping a 2006 Giant SCR 3 on the road - 9 speed to 11 speed?

I have a Giant SCR 3 which was a freebie from a mate, who had it new. It's approx a 2006 I think, and I've had it about 5 years. I've spend a relatively small amount along the way at the LBS, ...
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I think I bought the wrong bike

A few weeks ago I decided I would start commuting by bike since I live in a central location in a fairly bike-friendly city (mainly to campus, work, gym, etc), through roads, and trails that are not ...
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Rims with replaceable braking surface?

Despite the movement to disc brakes in these days (even in the road cycling world), many still use rim brakes. Heck, even I still see rim brakes on our fellow MTB riders here at my place. What I'm ...
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Differences between starting a road bike vs a mountain bike?

I'm having problems getting rolling on my road bike. For some reason I have hard time hopping back into the road bike saddle. It's the pedals spinning causing my feed to lose grip, or the bike ...
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The best way to mount a rear rack

I've bought Bontrager Backrack light and I am thinking about different ways to mount it on my road bike. Some details: at the bottom the rack attaches to the quick release screw. the tubes ...
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Bicycle clicking popping sound felt in the pedals usually when pedalling hard

Bicycle is a year old fairly cheap road bike with ~1000 miles. Transmission is 2x7 speed-derailleur design, so 14 gears total. Clicking noise somewhere near the drivetrain-ish area when pedaling ...
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Changing fixig rear cog from 16t to 19t

I have a single speed with 48/16 ratio with flip-flop wheel. I'm considering to change fixie cog to 19t, as it is easier to skit and has more skid patches. Will I need to enlarge my chain too?
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Old Soviet Bike - Turist XB3 - What size pedals are these?

I have a Turist XB3 1985 turist bike from 1985, made in Soviet Union. What size pedals are these running? I have measured the diameter and it is somewhere around 12.5 - 13mm. Could this be true that ...
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Is a 22 inch road bike appropriate for a 5'9" person? [closed]

I am admittedly a beginner and looking to purchase a used single speed bike just to casually use around the neighborhood. I came across this listing: https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/d/...
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Is the Shimano 2303 crank arm and the 2300 crank arm the same?

I bought a Shimano 2303 crankset (52/42/34 triple) by mistake although I should have bought a 2300 crank If I remove the inner 34t, will it have the same structure as 2300 crank? By structure I mean ...
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bicycle for a beginner [duplicate]

I'm a beginner (I bike 10km a day on a BSO MTB, but I guess that doesn't count) to long distance biking. I signed up for a 40km charity bike ride that happens next month. Thought I'd practice for it ...
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Can I use Shimano Claris shifter to my Shimano Tourney road bike

Planning to upgrade my road bike and buying a Shimano claris because my bike shifter still thumb shift Can I use a 8 speed Shimano Claris shifter to my 7 speed Shimano Tourney ?
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I’m looking for a entry level road bike under $500 [duplicate]

I’m a 15 year old who’s looking to move from mountain bikes to road bikes, can you give me some suggestions on what to look for in a entry level bike.
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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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I want an old road bike to fix up that goes fast. Where do I start?

I would like to get into road biking with some co-workers who have fancy new road bikes. However, I prefer to buy an older bike from the 70s, 80s, or 90s because I like fixing up older stuff and I'm ...
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What are the benefits of purchasing a complete bike from a respectable brand? (Road cycling)

I've been into cycling (almost) my whole life. I've been riding BMX for over 20 years and since 5-6 years I've been doing a lot of road cycling. I ride contests, crits, TT's,... I've been looking to ...
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What make road bike is this vintage 1980s bike?

The headbadge says "WORLD Japan" over a globe. Belleri handlebars, Shimano 600 frame. Lapize on pedal. Seat selle royal.
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Bicycle as SUV car?

I want to buy a bicycle which I can ride on road (through City, between two cities etc...), but I want a bicycle for offroad (not rough offroad). Something like SUV in car world. I know I can't find ...
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Repair vs replace my Trek 1.5

Just brought my 2010 Trek 1.5 into my LBS to get a tune up. They quoted me 475 based on needing to replace both rims as well as the slightly bent handlebars. Which gave me pause in that maybe I should ...
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What could be causing excessive friction in a new rear hub?

I recently had my bike (Focus Mares CX) serviced by my LBS, during which they replaced my wheels with a set of new Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. In the month since I had that done I've found it markedly ...