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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Getting the correct road bike size, moving from MTB

Currently I have a Large Stumpjumper 2021 29er. The size was advised by the shop I purchased it from. It was OK at first but I ended up having a bike fit to adjust a few things (slightly longer stem ...
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Sore/inflamed fingers after cycling

I consistently get soreness/inflammation in the knuckles of my right hand the day after even short rides (e.g. 16km yesterday, with a ~2h break in the middle). Bike is a Scott Speedster with Tiagra ...
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How to fix this saddle for my road bike?

I have this bike: https://www.boc24.de/p/compel-rr-100/213327/#itemId=213327-1 I disassembled my bike and have Problems putting my saddle back together. What i tried: Putting from both sides: What i ...
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Impossible to index front chain ring!

My chain is struggling to get onto the big chain ring and when it does it has quite a bit of chain rub. The limit screws are quite literally on the limit! And there doesn't appear to be a barrel ...
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Why is my bar tape wearing out quicker on one side?

My bar tape has been wearing out on the left where my palm meets the bar with I ride on the hoods, but not on the right. I've noticed the same thing on the gloves I usually wear. Is this cause by how ...
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Rear wheel won't stay in position

I'm a bit at my wits' end (not that I know that much about bikes). I used an old Gazelle Formula Randonneur frame and switched out most of the parts. However, after some time of (rather light) driving,...
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Conditional clicking from back wheel

This drives me nuts for months, I cannot figure out where the clicking sound comes from. Only comes out after driving uphill, and not on the largest back gear, also not on smallest! Only happens when ...
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Ross 294S Shifting Overhaul, Help

first post here. Getting in to road cycling, bought an old Ross 294S steelie with downtube friction shifters. Want to switch to a brifter system. I’ve watched a bunch of vids and googled but can’t ...
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Mountain bike tyre at road bike pressure

Summary: A tyre that is 2.00 inches, or more, in thickness, that is designed to have a maximum allowed pressure or 7 or 8 bars, or 100-120 PSI -> does such a thing exist? ..............................
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how to calculate square tapered BB spindle length when coming from external threaded bearings

I want to move from 50/34 crank to 46/30 crank. currently I have tiagra 4600 crank which is using external threaded bearings. The crank which I am planning to buy "FSA Tempo Adventure 46/30" ...
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How to remove the fork off this Peugeot Nouveau

I have this Peugeot Nouveau fold up bicycle that I'm trying to restore, but I can't manage to remove the forks from the frame. I've removed the handle bars and the stem(?) as well as the pieces that ...
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What is the best gear combo for me on road bike?

I've got a 2011 Specialized Secteur Elite with basic sram apex groupset. It has the following specs: 10 speed 11-34t cassette SRAM APEX 50/34t chainwheel SRAM APEX Currently running 700c with 25m ...
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What is the best bike for me? [closed]

I'm a man 5'8" planning to get a new bike as a beginner. looking for going around the city + fitness. My budget under $800. The bike that I need it should make me fall in love with Road bikes.
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Please identify, Lago bike from Germany

help me to identify what kind of bicycle frame it is and its cost, if it is valuable, I will be grateful for any information. (Click images for larger view.)
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Looking to change from Octalink Claris to Shimano 105, will the frame be compatible with a 105 hub?

Since road bikes are sold out almost everywhere. I was thinking about upgrading my current road bike with a new group set. My current bike a Scott Speedster 50 (2015) currently has a Shimano Claris ...
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Roadside / Temporary fix for skipping chain

Recently I was out riding when my chain began to skip in the big ring due to heavily worn components. The situation worsened surprisingly quickly such that within a few miles I couldn't practically ...
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How do you tell what model of bike I have? [duplicate]

I bought this bike 2 days ago. I searched for some info, but couldn't find it. The only information I found was to be around 1972
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Stuck Compression Plug and Top Cap Screw

Issue My top cap screw bolt is currently stuck in my compression plug, and I'm seeking some advice on how to remove both the broken bolt and the compression plug. This was the top cap I was using: It'...
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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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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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