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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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Machining a 9000 series inner chainring to fit on a 9100 series crankset

I'm using a Shimano 9100 crankset currently, with 53/39 9100 series chainrings, but on my last bike I had 53/38 and I loved that combination. I have a 38 tooth chainring to put on, but it doesnt ...
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Trailforks for road bikes?

Is there an iPhone app like Trailforks but for road bikes? I'd like to see where paved paths (bikes only, no cars) are located.
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Which is a better suited ultra endurance bike? [closed]

I’m planning to buy a new ultra endurance road bike. Confused between Trek Domane SL 5 and Scott Addict 10. I’m getting both the bikes at negligible cost difference. The only difference is that Domane ...
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Riding wrong size frame

I’m riding Trek Domane 4.3 2015. According to my height (165 cms) I should be riding 52 frame size(according to Trek size chart). The current bike my riding is 54. The only modification I have done is ...
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Can you tell me what kind of bike this is? [duplicate]

I want to fix it up but I’m not sure if the bike is a good quality one. I’ve searched for the serial number but I can’t find anything. Thank you.
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Measure the advantage of aero bike for my circumstances?

So I'm taking my time choosing the right road bike for myself. I will 90% keep my existing MTB - I have the space and it will be good for shorter rides, shopping, rides with my kids etc. This mean I ...
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How to be certain a Boardman ADV 8.8 would fit without prior road bike experience?

I'm looking to buy my first road bike - an adventure/gravel road bike. Question: How can I be certain it's okay or not? And should I be looking for a bike that's closer to my estimated frame ...
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Getting the best fitted mudguards for a standard road bike

I'm quite new to cycling and soon I'll experience my first winter cycling, thaמkfully I live in quite a dry country so we don't have a lot of rain. I've read all about the clearence issues of regular ...
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Ultra road machine or a CX/gravel bike to replace/augment my MTB? [closed]

I currently own a flat bar, hardtail 29er MTB. I can pretty much ride it anywhere. The thing is I usually ride on tarmac anyway with some gravel segments if I take a shortcut through the woods. Where ...
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New bike for commuting and touring

I went downstairs earlier to get ready for an afternoon ride on the cheap bike I picked up a few months ago as I wasn't certain if I would keep the cycling up and found to my dismay that, once again, ...
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Marin Fairfax Alp 2011 - Can I fit a 11-32t Cassette

I currently have a Shimano LG50 12-25t 8 speed cassette and am finding it a real struggle on steep hills - I am around 13 stone (82kg). This is the first time I have looked at changing the original ...
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More speed or more distance for weight loss?

I have been cycling for some months. I started cycling for weight loss, now I am addicted to it. I have an average speed of about 23 to 28 km/h. I usually ride around 3 to 4 days a week and 80 to 100 ...
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Replacement for a Suntour Superbe front derailleur

I broke my front derailleur trying to adjust it. It's on a 1980's Klein Performance road bike. Should I try getting only the same one, or is there any replacement that could work well in its stead? ...
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Bike weight different from spec sheet

I just bought a brand new Canyon Endurace SL from the Canyon factory and started ridding it for about 10 days. On the spec sheet is only 7.6 Kg so I was pretty confident when a friend lifted it to ...
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Change wheels diameter from 28“ to 26”

I have a regular single speed pedal brake bike with 28 inch wheels. I would like to switch it over to 26 inch wheels. Would this cause any problems, or can I just easily change them over?
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Chain rattling in lowest gear despite adjustment

I have bought an 80ies (?) Vicini vintage road bike that I've mostly used on flat terrain so that I haven't used the smallest gear until recently. I found out that the chain rattles against the front ...
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Regreasing pressfit bottom bracket

I strongly suspect there's creaking coming from my pressfit BB on a road bike. What I don't know is whether the pressfit BBs is reuseable, so once I remove and regrease the whole thing in there, can ...
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New derailleur - shifts up smoothly, or down - but not both

I've just replaced the rear derailleur and cassette on my bike. I have Shimano Tiagra 9 speed shifters. The cassette is now a 9 speed 11-32 and the derailleur a Sora RD-R3000-GS. I've set the limits ...
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What type of frame could this be?

Recently purchased this 1x11 rebuild. Decals have been removed and it has a fresh powder coat. The stripes are coloured electrical tape so don't go by that... I've heard it could be a Miyata or ...
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Front derailleur cage on new road bike will not shift

I have recently bought a new road bike. On my first ride out, when shifting the the front derailleur onto the big ring the cage would shift over but the chain would not. I took it home and adjusted ...
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Do I need a new tire pump or can I fix my old one?

My old bike pump psi gage shows a different pressure than my newer hand held tire gauge. Is there a way to fix the pump or do I need a new one?
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Can someone help me identify the bike frame?

I have had this frame for a while now and I would like to restore it to its original look. The person who sold it to me said that its a Sintezi, but that sounds wrong to me, all I know about it that ...
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Do you think I can put road bike handlebars to this bike? [duplicate]

Im new to bikes so I just want to ask a question. Is it possible to put a road bike handlebars on this bike. And if it is do I have to get a new stem also or just the handlebars?
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Modern road bike 8 spd vs 9 spd - what are benefits and is it just about the speed? [closed]

I am a little struggling on whether to go with the 8spd or 9spd models for my very first entry level road bike. Based on the spec, which I surveyed among the following bikes, the 9 spd model is almost ...
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Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11/32 replacement?

I currently have Ultegra CS-6800, 11/32 w/Di2 on my bike. I've been wanting to get a second set of wheels and see that CS-6800 series is now replaced with the CS-R8000 series. If I move to the R8000 ...
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Is it significant that my bike sometimes makes a “twang” sound when I hit a bump?

I recently bought a 2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc road bike, which is working great -- however I notice that occasionally when my front wheel hits a bump (e.g. a small pothole or the lip of a ...
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Is it worth to get a Bianchi Caurus 909 and rebuild some parts? [closed]

I'm planning to get a Bianchi Caurus 909 2nd hand for city bike and some long rides (30 km average) whenever i want to visit another city for example. The thing is if it worths to get the bike and ...
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Tourney drop to flat bar conversion [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert a drop bar road bike with 2x7 Tourney brifters to flat bar using Tourney rapidfire shifters? I believe they only come in 3x7 variant, so is it posible to use that and just ...
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Bent fork, is it replaceable?

I got into an accident on my Raleigh Revenio 1.0 nearly 5 years ago. I've ridden it 400-500km since then with no problems. I don't see any damage to my top tube, down tube, or head tube. It turns out ...
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Identify Brand of Bicycle

I am wondering what brand of bicycle this is? Thanks
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Alu seatpost seized into carbon seat tube

Horrible bike owner that I am I commuted my carbon road bike in some pretty bad Cleveland Winter and Spring weather this year and did not thoroughly clean it afterward. I recently went to adjust my ...
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Monster-cross build on the road, will it be fun? [closed]

Don't ask why, don't ask how much but this is what I'm aiming at: 29er entry level MTB with light Al frame stripped down Carbon rigid MTB fork (for clearance) Carbon drop-bar handle bars 35c tires ...
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Date Schwinn Traveler was built based on serial number [duplicate]

I have an '85 Schwinn Traveler that I identified from the catalogs not the serial number. The serial number is SL(?) 400890, bottom bracket location, but that does not come up in the serial number ...
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Hire road bike for one day for race (never ridden one before)?

So I am thinking of doing a triathlon in a couple of months. I've been training on a hybrid bike and have only ever ridden either hybrid or MTB. Your probably thinking, don't do it you're mad, ...
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Convert city bike to road bike [duplicate]

I have a city or normal bike and I want to ask, that with the necessary modification except the frame, is possible to convert this bike in a road bike?
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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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Ever heard of a snapped rear gear sprocket?

Has anyone come across a rear gear sprocket snapping before? A clean break straight across the diameter. Happened at bottom of hill but not excessive force by any means. Not new but not terribly old ...
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STI Shifter Lever body loose

I have Shimano STI shifters (model ST 2300) and the shifter lever (the part for braking and shifting) is loose. So if I hold the head (cockpit) and move it, the head also moves a bit. How can I ...
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Cracks on tire - still safe to ride?

I just experienced some uncommon cracks on the tires (Schwalbe Durano Plus) The tires are pretty new (less than half year old, and used max. 1500 km). I inflated 6 bars in the tire, and according to ...
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Why do I lose so much power/speed in an aggressive position?

I've heard many cyclist say they can go faster (and are more comfortable) with a large bar drop. If my bar is more than 5cm below the saddle (even by 5mm) -- or if I increase the reach -- my power ...
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Dual shift levers, old bike and indexed gears

Long story:  I once built a road bike for my wife over 30 years ago. It has Reynolds 531 tubing / 501 forks and alloy parts, so it is quite a decent build. However, my wife has been put off ...
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Is there any difference between road and mtb discs?

I'm trying to find which discs should be used with a 105 hydro groupset but I can´t find anything. When I search for 105 dic brakes I'm always redirected to the calipers and not the disc it self, or ...
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Identify year of specialized s-works tarmac?

Can anyone identify this specialized s-works tarmac? The seller says it's a 2013, but I haven't found it.
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Best rear view mirror to purchase? [duplicate]

I have seen a lot of different types of Rear View mirrors. Ideas on which mounting/type is most used and why? ie: sunglass frame mounted, helmet mounting, handle bar mounting, or others. I ride both ...
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Testicles chafing on legs - are my bibs too loose or too tight?

Some context - I have a pair of bib shorts that fit me well though could certainly be tighter without causing discomfort. I have a good bike fit, and I can do 100km+ rides without saddle discomfort. ...
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How to date my second hand bike [duplicate]

I am trying to get an online reference to the exact specs of my second hand bike. What are a) Some good techniques/things to look for? b) Some resources to help the dating process. E.g I see that ...
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Wheel diameter affects speed? Comparing 20in Foldie wheel vs 700C wheel

I am currently riding a Foldie with 20in wheels and also a 700C road bike, and I see that (Subjectively) I can ride ~5kmph faster for the same effort on the road bike. I am curious to know how much of ...
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Should I choose 26“ or 28” size BTWIN Triban 100 with dropped handlebar?

My height is 5 ft 9.5" (176.5 cm). I went to Decathlon and tried out both the 26" and 28" bicycles there. Both sizes felt comfortable. But I cannot really tell unless I ride for a long distance. I had ...
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Knowing what size bike to look for [duplicate]

I am presently riding a hybrid that apparently is a bit too small for me, and I'd like to replace it with a road bike. Having ridden this improperly-sized bike for as long as I have (about 8 months, ...
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Back wheel moving to left side

Can't seem to find something similar so I am going to ask a question. I recently bought a vintage(mid or late 80s) steel road bike and the back wheel seems to be moving off center and towards the ...