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 do i determine the length, diameter & if my road bicycle spokes are single or double butted spokes. Help so i can order correct size nipples

I have a Miyata "Three Ten - Red Head" model road bike, but both front and rear wheels are not the original wheels for the bike. There is no name, size or marking of any kind at all on ...
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Front disc brake caliper fixing bolts size

Can anyone please tell me the bolt size required to attach a flat mount hydraulic disc brake (SRAM replacement) to a set of Boardman carbon forks please.
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Rear derailleur won't go to smallest cog (road bike, MICROshift R8)

I checked, When the shifters are such that the chain should be on the smallest cog, the cable still has a slack, which I understand then it means is not a cable adjustment thing, If a very gently ...
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2010 trek madone 4.7 vs newer but lower spec

I recently asked this question when I wasn't signed in but I didn't really give enough detail despite getting some good answers so I am posing the question again. Should I buy a trek madone 4.7 from ...
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Older higher-spec bike vs newer lower-spec bike [closed]

I am choosing from a choice of used bikes. For the same price I could get a higher-spec bike that is maybe around 9 years old (at the most) or a bike that is 3 years old but lower-spec. The older bike ...
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Are 105 r5800 front derailleur and Claris rear derailleur compatible?

I have full Clarice Road. I change the frame, but Claris front derailleur is impossible to fit the frame. Claris front derailleur is a two-speed transmission. 105 r5800 front derailleur is also a two-...
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Minimize puncture risk during race. Should I change the tyres?

I used these tyres for one year/ about 5000 km. They look fine/ok (not very worn), BUT, I got a first puncture two weeks ago. While looking at the tyre I noticed it has some cracks here and there, as ...
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Tightening bottom bracket stops spindle turning

This question was asked a few years ago and the answer, while very useful, is not resulting in a complete solve for me. Here is the previous thread - Tightening bottom bracket prevents crank spindle ...
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Best colour for handlebar tape [closed]

I am planning to change a new handlebar tape as its getting worn off. I was thinking if it is alright to get a new colour besides black (which is a default colour I would say). What colour for the ...
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Road rim bike brakes don't open when using the release

My Tektro R539 brakes do work on the road: they obey to the brake levers at squeezing and releasing times. They do not behave to the mechanism to open them (for wheel removal for instance), they do ...
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Why are endurance bikes so bulky or wide nowadays?

I have been visiting lately some shops checking for a new endurance bike and at the same trying some more "racy" models. For example by Canyon or by Rose. I really like the race models, but ...
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What are the cause that i have to shift 2 times when shifting from the smallest chainring to the big one?

When i try to change gear 1 time from the smallest chainring to largest one, it wont move and it will make a sound and the chain will fall off if i didnt click to chage gear again. Until i do it 2 ...
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Exploring the idea of a drop bar conversion with a 2x8 hydraulic system

I'm just exploring the idea of doing a drop bar conversion on my Specialized Sirrus 2.0. The main problem I've ran into is that it has an 8 speed cassette and hydraulic disc brakes, a combination that ...
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Can I use fiberfix tape to reinforce this shoddy weld?

I recently built a hi-ten steel bike and I just realized that it had a large hole in one of the welds near the seat tube and the top tube. Tried taking it back to the shop that shipped me the frame ...
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Help identifying this old bike please

I've got an offer from a friend to get a bike of his that has been sitting in his attic for a few years now. He says the bike is roughly 25 years old, most probably bought in the Czech republic. Any ...
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Disc Wheel w/ rim brake to Disc Brakes?

I have a zipp disc wheel that is for rim brakes. Is it possible to convert it to a disc brake? I’m thinking it might be possible by replacing the hub/mount for the disc brakes but I’m not sure on that....
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Hub end cap replacement for a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel with a Aero 28 hub on my B'TWIN Triban 520 flat-bar. Some heartless **** decided to steal my rear quick release mechanism the other day, losing/also stealing the ...
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Pirelli tires (mixing 700X23c and 70025c)

A bike shop (whom I trust) replaced my tires with new 700X25c Pirelli P Zero Zello 4S front and rear, the rear tire did not clear the fork/frame for some reason, they switched the rear 700X25c with ...
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How much easier is it to go fast on a road bike and why?

I have a very comfortable ~500€ basic mountain bike with 2.2" tyres and 27.5" wheels on which I can maintain an average of 24-25 km/h on a windless day on flat asphalt when I'm feeling ...
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Can anyone help identify a (presumably) vintage Battaglin bike for my uncle?

My uncle fixed a man's shed, and was paid with this bike. He knows the man was quite into cycling before he retired, so we're presuming its quite a good bike, but we can't identify any more than the ...
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How much faster when using drops

How much faster would a person on a road bike go when using drop handlebars in drop position vs. using flat handlebars? Assume that the power output is the same in either case and that one is going on ...
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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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