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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Usefulness of high-pressure/high-volume switch on a track pump

Among the track pumps (floor pumps) on the market, I see one advertised with the following feature: foot-activated high-pressure/high-volume switch I'm interpreting this to mean that the pump has ...
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

I'm switching to road cycling. My diminutive and portable pump will likely be a pain to get 120psi. Rather than get a foot pump with either a built-in or an external pressure gauge, I'm thinking of ...
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Cable changing for Lapierre Audacio 400

Are there specific kinds of cables I should be going for? Specific tools that are must have to achieve this? This review shows the Audacio is a Shimano Tiagra groupset with rim brakes.
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COVID bike build 2020 first timer

I am building my first road bike. I have been an avid biker rider for quite sometime and always thought about getting a road bike, just never got around to it. Fast forward to now, my neighbor (pro ...
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Help identify my bike frame

Please help me identify a mystery bike that I purchased at a garage sale and have grown to love. I am not sure what is original to the frame but the bike has a 56cm frame, Shimano SFR rear dropout, a ...
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Power output on rollers doesn't seem to match perceived effort

I have a Garmin Vector Power meter (one-side) and I use plain Tac-X rollers with no technical bits on them. My speed and power come from sensors on the bike. My power output seems low relative to my ...
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What would you upgrade first on a road bike?

I have a Decathlon Triban RC500 with all stock components which I'm quite happy with. Since I have cash to burn (actually not, this question is hypothetical :)) what component should I upgrade first ...
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Is it a good idea to buy second hand bike model that has been discontinued?

I am a new rider looking for a road bike. I found a deal to buy second hand 2017 Orbea Avant M40 size 51 for $800. I see that this model is discontinued by Orbea. Will it be a problem to find parts ...
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I can't shift to the largest chainring

Please help. The derailleur seems to be fine, I'm suspecting the handle. I can't shift to the largest chainring at the front, it drops back to the second largest ring as soon as I release the shifter. ...
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Differences between male and female road bikes? [duplicate]

My girlfriend would like to take up road cycling and join me, but hasn't had a road bike before me. So, I'm gleefully eyeing up an excuse to go bike shopping :-) I'm used to the idea that road bikes ...
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Retaining M5 bolts for bottle cages

I have a Ti frame. Alloy M5 bolts (they were greased) not working too well for me for holding the bottle cages - one seized / broke off, and I lost the boss/insert (?) when a mechanic drilled out the ...
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Switching a 11 speed cassette+wheel with a 8 speed freewheel+wheel. Any compatibility issues?

I'm trying to get a pair of training wheels to swap out for my race wheels. I dug up a pair of freewheel compatible wheels and I'm trying to buy freewheels now to fit the bike. The bike's drivetrain ...
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Where is the grease on my front brake caliper coming from?

I've had a new road bike for three months to commute. I live on the east side of Hawai'i island so I'm often riding in the rain. A few weeks after I first bought the bike the front brakes started ...
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Upgrading an old road bike

I own an old road bike from the 80’s I quite like. To this day, all the original parts are still on the bike, except the last mudguard that broke this year. The wear and tear is getting more ...
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What's this “spacer” lever on the front brake lever for?

I made this lamp for my son out of his old Miyata he used to ride all over on. It was too good a machine to just sit outside and ruin. We never noticed this "spacer" lever on the front brake lever. ...
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Replacing front gear cable without removing cable housing

I have recently had problems with my front gear cable. I know for a fact it's not a problem with the cable housing. Is there a way I can replace my front gear cable without removing the housing and ...
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Bleed port repair on Shimano road shifter?

I noticed that a small amount of mineral oil had leaked from the bleed port on my Shimano road shifter. I inspected the bleed port screw and saw that it was loose. The threads on the lever appeared to ...
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Can I avoid falling in the rain on a corner?

I was riding in the rain a few months ago and fell turning a 90° corner. Here are the details: Riding on a road bike with new 25mm smooth tires inflated to 100 psi (Cannondale Synapse with ...
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Modify a normal bike to suit my disability

I am disabled in my right arm (Brachial Plexus) I would like to improve my comfort on my bike.I would also to know about the braking system fitted on one side.
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Need some advice about purchasing a used Cannondale [closed]

I am looking into purchasing a road bike to commute everyday and I am a rookie when it comes to bikes. I don't want to purchase a crappy bike from a supermarket but I don't have the budget for a brand ...
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Converting a KHS FLITE 223 into a freewheel fixie?

I have this KHS Road bike that I got back in high school and was wondering if I'm able to convert it into a freewheel fixie (I think that's the right term) The bike does have vertical dropouts. Would ...
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Tapered fork steerer tube measurement

I have a used a carbon fork i'm looking to sell (I bought it used and never ended up using it). When I bought it, it was meant to be tapered 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 (1.125 to 1.25). I'm measuring it (with ...
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How does paraffin chain wax perform in winter conditions (snow, road salt, -20° C)?

I’m interested I switching to paraffin chain wax or a wax product like Molten Speed Wax. But I’ve got concerns about how it might perform in winter where I live in Calgary, Alberta. It’s supposed to ...
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Which type cycle should I choose. Need Help

Hi I'm looking for a cycle for long distance(50-60 km) riding in Delhi, India. I'm confused to choose between Road and Hybrid bike. If we consider roads then Hybrid is best option and if we consider ...
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Upgrading Gates CDN to CDX-EXP

First of all I will start with the fact that I'm completely new to the world of hardware related to bike parts. But I must say I ride my bike a lot. My everyday commute is roughly 40-50 km. I drive a ...
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What tyre characteristics should I look for in a commuting tire? [duplicate]

I am living in London, but moving to a suburb where my commute would take me through a park. Being rainy England, the track can get quite muddy and my current tyres don't seem to be suitable. What ...
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Is it okay to true (align) a wheel with a missing spoke?

I have a Merida Speeder 300 with a broken spoke on the rear wheel, which is now out of alignment and rubs against the brake pads. Is it okay to true it, at least for a short term solution (and if so ...
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Switching the position of brake levers for a bike ordered from another country

I purchased a bike from Germany and I noticed the front brake lever is on the left and the back brake level is on the right. I'm from the UK, and all the bikes I've ever ridden have had a setup that's ...
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what's a good road bike for leisure? [closed]

I wana ask you guys for some advise. Wish to buy a bicycle for my husband for Chritsmas. He sure did mention he would like a road bike and not a mountain bike. He is 5'6 tall and weighs approx ...
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Risk of flat tire in bicycle

I am planning for a Ultra distance (~230 km) cycling. I don't own a good bicycle for that and when I was checking rental bicycles (Road bike & cross bike) one of the shopkeeper suggested me to ...
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Can you identify this Pinarello model?

I am currently eyeing this bike but can't seem to figure out what model it is nor does the current owner. I do know it has Campy Record and the ONDA carbon fork. I am just trying to do my research ...
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Good type of bike to get for commuting (thinking of road v touring)

I'm new to this site but I've been intrigued by the thought of picking up cycling as a means of my new way of transport as well as for recreational purposes. As a little background, I live in London ...
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What to do with a bent but not broken aluminum seat stay

unfortunately I got hit by a car. I was on the main road, in the cycle way and the car had a stop sign coming out of a school. He did see me but got distracted by the kids. Anyway, I was wondering if ...
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Remove fully enclosed bottom bracket

I am in the process of replacing my worn out bottom bracket. After removing the crankset I see that there are no insets on the bottom bracket for my bottom bracket removal tool to latch on to: ...
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Looking for year for this bike

I just bought this bike a Raleigh Professional 10 speed, I am trying to ID year. Serial number is hard to read, maybe 00Y00672. I am excited about this bike 10 Speed. Any help would be appreciated.
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Replaced my rim with a wider one - will my tire still fit? [duplicate]

I was running Shimano RS on my road bike (not sure the width) and switched to Bontrager Paradigm Comp. A sticker says 622x19 - I'm guessing 19 is the rim width. It's definitely wider than my old wheel....
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Can Shimano Claris use 11 speed cassette?

I'm sort-of new to road biking. I'm planing to upgrade my bike and group set slowly (since I'm a broke high school student). Right now I'm running Shimano Claris group set (except I have a R8000 ...
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Fitting 1.5" tapered fork in a 42mm head tube?

TL;DR: is there an IS42 bottom headset for a 1.5" tapered steerer tube? I have a 2013 Giant Defy 3 road bike with a broken fork. It's very hard to find used forks for this because the steerer tube ...
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Tendinitis Recovery

I have had IT band tendinitis for the last year and haven't been able to train at all. Has anyone recovered from this? Is my racing career over? Looking for any inspiration to keep biking.
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Nine speed derailleur on 10 speed cassette

Will combination work? I have 10 speed shifters, 10 speed chain, 10 speed cassette and all components are Shimano. The reason I ask is because I am new to cycling and I am having trouble indexing my ...
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Why is a road bike faster than a city bike with the same effort? How much faster it can be?

Why is a road bike faster than a city bike with the same effort? And how much faster it is? (if someone have measured it) Motive of the question: My current bike is a city bike with front fork shock ...
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Shimano 105 FD-R7000-F front dereailleur chain rub

Recently purchased a new Cube Attain GTC 2020 road bike, it came with : Front Derailleur - Shimano 105 FD-R7000, 31.8mm Clamp Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 RD-R7000-DGS, 11-Speed Brake System - ...
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Can I replace hood covers on Shimano ST-2300 brake/gear levers?

I'm looking to buy a replacement cover on my right brake/gear lever which is a Shimano ST2300. I've found a 'Shimano Bracket-Cover Hood Dual-Control-Lever R9150/R9170' Road-Bike on AliExpress, but I'...
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Shimano 105 5700 in 2019

I want to begin with road biking as a sport and are currently trying to find a decent bike. Some friends recommended to get the Radon R1 2019 with a complete Shimano 105 R7000 groupset. In a bike-...
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Road bike tyre impossible to get off

I have a road bike tyre that is proving impossible to get off its a 700x25 on a set of tubeless ready rims (i know these can be more difficult to deal with). It was very tight to get on in the first ...
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How to adjust cable tension on Dura-Ace 7700 shifter

I have a Giant Defy 3 which came with Shimano Sora groupset. A friend gave me some older Dura Ace 7700 components in good condition so I'm upgrading most of the components including brakes, shifters, ...
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Can I upgrade to Synchro shifting on a 10s Di2 bike? (Ultegra 6770)

I bought a second hand bike with an existing Ultegra DI2 6770 groupset, which is a 10-speed group. I would like to upgrade the components required in order to have syncro shift on it. As far as I ...
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Add-on Aero Bars to an Already Aero Handlebar

I've recently upgraded from a Specialized Allez to a (3T Strada Pro Force). I took it on its first long ride (56 miles) and my, already bad, wrists really suffered. I changed hand positions as often ...
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Trek bike needs identification

I have a bike that I want to sell but I have forgotten and lost all the info I had about it. It's a Trek road bike with 105's and some mods, like the head tube. It looks to me like the it was powder ...
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Tektro RL 340 brake levers cannot find tightening bolt to keep shifter secure

I have this bike from Decathlon, but the right shifter started to come loose and drop down, so I have unwound the bar tape and proceeded to move it back up. But unlike my old shifters there is no ...

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