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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Looking for a New Bicycle, Appreciate all recommendations [closed]

About 3 years ago I got fed up of walking everywhere for such long periods of time, so I went to the garage and dug up and old bicycle I received 10 years prior, refurbished it a bit and have been ...
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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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What’s the ideal Shimano derailleur ? Tourney, Altus, Acera, Deore [closed]

Hi I’m new to MTB field. Curious to know about ideal groupset for MTB that can do Road Biking + Light Trailing activities TOURNEY RD-TX800 TOURNEY TY300 Altus Acera Deore Thanks 🙏
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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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Buying Cervelo P2 vs P-Series [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first tri bike and am considering between a Cervelo 2016 P2 (rim-brake) and the new 2021 P-Series (disc-brake). The P2 is brand new, but it's an old stock my LBS has on hand, and ...
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Change 700c rim to 650c

I've bought a road bike for my wife. The bike size is 45cm or XXS. The problem is, the frame is high for my wife. Can I change the rim from 700c to 650 to reduce the problem? For info, my wife height ...
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Convert road bike mechanical disc brakes to hydraulic

Im relatively new to road bikes, i was a mtb user my whole life. So i wanted to ask if its possible to change my road bike mechanical disc brake to hydraulic disc brake. I currently have the sora ...
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Stuck nut on bike axle?

I've got a bike. There is a stuck nut on the axle, and when I try twisting it.. well.. the axle turns too (obviously.). I'm trying to get it off, but it won't come off. My grandfather has a vast ...
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If the original lube that comes on new chains is so good, why don't we all just have a unified perfect chain lube?

See the following link to read about peoples opinions about new chain wax/lube (and when to remove it): New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it before use? Can we buy this chain wax/lube that ...
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How do I determine kuota kharma bike year? [closed]

Black carbon frame with some white and pale pink details. Name is kuota kharma
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Bike for College?

I'm 6'0, 275lbs going into my freshman year of college in a couple of weeks. I haven't ridden a bike since--probably--the third grade. I don't know: what's good on the market, whether to buy new or ...
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Tool/proceedure to remove Shimano direct mount rim brake bearings (Ultegra in this case)

Looking for some advice on what tool I need/the process to remove the pivot bearings from the Shimano Ultegra direct mount rim brakes. It looks like I'll need a hook wrench(?) to get at the rear ...
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Road bike (commuter) frame size problem

My height is 5'9", leg Inseam is 32". My bike frame size is 52cm, is it the right size? If it not then is there a possibility to get injured? I have no option left. I already purchased the ...
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Help in Identifying bicycle frame maker

I've had this bicycle since 1996. I got it as payment from a client i used to have. I love the frame but i have never known which company manufactured it. I believe it's chromoly it is very well built ...
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Can anybody help me identify my road bike frame? [duplicate]

The serial number is located under the bottom bracket and its C0 30 402322. It was repainted and the fork is also been replaced. It has the downtube shifter mounts on it with braze on front mech ...
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Eranger Montana Ladies E-Bike

Bike now 4 years old and battery not holding charge like when first purchased. Been n touch with Eranger cannot help said bike no longer being produced so now left with a £1100 bike and cannot buy a ...
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Cannondale CAAD 9 with gravel tires [duplicate]

is it possible to fit gravel tires for Cannondale CAAD 9? If yes then can you please suggest some good ones. The bike looks very similar to the one in the picture. Thank you in advance.
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Any idea which model & year my Giant bike is?

I bought my giant bike a few months ago and want to sell it and upgrade. Do you guys have any idea the year or the mode from the photos. Ignore the decals as I put them on myself. Serial is - gp101947
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50cm road bike for 5'8 height

The road bike I'm planning on buying is only available in 49cm and 50cm. Will that be okay given that my height is 5'8/9?
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Does tire pressure affect rolling resistance on pavement?

It's a no brainer, right? Yet a comment links to a blog post claiming to have scientifically proven there is no significant effect. It looks solid but is not a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. What ...
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Help identify model of my Orbea

I bought the bike second hand. It has an aluminium frame and carbon forks. It has all the Orbea decals but nothing with the model name. Hoping someone recognizes it.
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Bontrager crank removal

I'm struggling to remove the cranks from my bike. I have a 2005 or 2006 Trek 2100 road bike with Bontrager Race cranks (triple chainring, marked "9 Speed" and "ISIS Drive"). It ...
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6800 FC to R 8000 FC upgrade

I would like to replace my 6800 FC 52/36 and 6800 FD with the R8000 FD and FC 52/36. I'd like to utilize my existing 6800 brifters, which operate flawlessly. Are the cable pull on the brifters (6800 ...
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How to prevent hood covers from slipping up?

I noticed my hood covers (the rubber one) are slipping up -- I pull them down, align with hoods, some time later again (when riding of course) -- they are up. It is really annoying. Granted I put my ...
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How to fix braking problem

My Shimano BR-Z57 front side pull brakes. Don't brake smoothly and jerks under braking. Does anyone have any suggestions on why & how to fix this problem?
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Smallest sprocket doesn't fit on freehub?

I bought a second hand bike with a Campagnolo Super Record 11 groupset (the pre-2015 version). I have been experiencing shifting difficulty since I bought it, and took it to a mechanic. The mechanic ...
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Changing crank set

I’ve managed to totally knacker the thread on my crank due to a poorly fitted pedal and it’s looking like a new crankset is required. Will I also have to change the cassette and chain?
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Buying new wheels for Evo Sport E5 cyclocross to fit slimmer tires

I've read some similar posts on this topic but would like to check that I understood correctly. A replacement of my stock Tracer 700x33c tires on my Specialized Evo E5 Sport cyclocross is overdue and ...
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Should I use a Trek Domane SL5 for touring?

I am planning for one week/ two weeks long bike touring, mostly on the road with a moderate amount of riding uphill (mainly in Japan). My weight is around 60kg. All of my touring gear won't exceed 10 ...
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New to the bike world need some input

So I bought this road bike for 40 bucks and I’m thinking of upgrading the drivetrain since it feels a little rough I just have no idea how to, this is the bike: https://imgur.com/a/WECRvWB And this is ...

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