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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What kind of bike do I have, “manufacturer/model”

I just bought this bike at a garage sale, mainly because i was told by my friend of how amazing of a deal it was, that this particular bike was worth at least 3 times the amount I paid. Anyways I ...
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Need some help identifying my new project

I need some help identifying my new project. I would like to get new decals for it. Only 'CICL' left on headbadge, can't figure out what's left on the down tube. Numbers stamp on bottom bracket 52. ...
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Minimum distance between holes in inner tube

I recently got a second puncture in my road bike inner tube. In my opinion, the hole is pretty close to the other one that I fixed. I searched the internet but nowhere could I find a guideline to see ...
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Anyone know the name/model of this Raleigh? [duplicate]

Bike looks to be early 2000s due to old style gears, thickened downtube has more modern look, its a cheap Raleigh. I would was thinking of buying for a spray project. Anyone know the model name.
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KNOG BLINDER ARC 5.5 battery replacement

Can anyone please tell me how I would go about changing the battery over in my light please!!! I have so far taken off the lens cover and have undone the 3 x 1.5mm Allen screws to release the outer ...
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Sleep or not to sleep [closed]

I am planning to have a tour 230km with roady bike, elevation <600m overall. I think with average speed will be ~20-25 kmh What you recommend should I sleep on half of ride? Are you talking about ...
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Can you help me by ID-ing this bike?

I purchased this 75-80 road bike (my first), for about $80. Being in a bad shape and no decals… I want to restore and enjoy it. Been trying to ID it several days now in order to start a restoration ...
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Frame failure sudden death?

I had a serious accident, my fork suddenly snapped when riding. I sent my bike for repair (to get a new fork installed) and the guys at the shop hammered the frame in place, as apparently the frame ...
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My new bicycle skids laterally, especially in the wet; what can I do about it?

My new bicycle is a new regular road bicycle (not specialist) with puncture tough tyres. The bicycle is fine otherwise but a bit rough on all the crappy pedestrian path elements in Japan like kerbs. ...
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Vintage bike - help with chainring replacement

I recently broke the large chainring on my vintage bike, and need to replace it, but am having trouble determining what size I need. I lost the chainring on the ride home, so am measuring the bolt ...
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Is it possible to fit full coverage fenders on a road bicycle with V-brakes?

I would like to get a used road bike on a budget. However, I need to ideally fit full coverage fenders due to frequent rain. Do I simply need to save up for a bicycle with disc brakes, or should I ...
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Standard vs wide shimano shoes

Would my normal sized feet still fit snug on a wide shimano shoes? I’m looking to buy the RP3 but only the “wide” is available. I’m buying online so i can’t personally try it on. Appreciate all the ...
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Keeping a 2006 Giant SCR 3 on the road - 9 speed to 11 speed?

I have a Giant SCR 3 which was a freebie from a mate, who had it new. It's approx a 2006 I think, and I've had it about 5 years. I've spend a relatively small amount along the way at the LBS, ...
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I think I bought the wrong bike

A few weeks ago I decided I would start commuting by bike since I live in a central location in a fairly bike-friendly city (mainly to campus, work, gym, etc), through roads, and trails that are not ...
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Rims with replaceable braking surface?

Despite the movement to disc brakes in these days (even in the road cycling world), many still use rim brakes. Heck, even I still see rim brakes on our fellow MTB riders here at my place. What I'm ...
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Differences between starting a road bike vs a mountain bike?

I'm having problems getting rolling on my road bike. For some reason I have hard time hopping back into the road bike saddle. It's the pedals spinning causing my feed to lose grip, or the bike ...
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The best way to mount a rear rack

I've bought Bontrager Backrack light and I am thinking about different ways to mount it on my road bike. Some details: at the bottom the rack attaches to the quick release screw. the tubes ...
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Bicycle clicking popping sound felt in the pedals usually when pedalling hard

Bicycle is a year old fairly cheap road bike with ~1000 miles. Clicking noise somewhere near the drivetrain-ish area when pedaling uphill or somewhat aggressively. Started happening recently after I ...
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Changing fixig rear cog from 16t to 19t

I have a single speed with 48/16 ratio with flip-flop wheel. I'm considering to change fixie cog to 19t, as it is easier to skit and has more skid patches. Will I need to enlarge my chain too?
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Old Soviet Bike - Turist XB3 - What size pedals are these?

I have a Turist XB3 1985 turist bike from 1985, made in Soviet Union. What size pedals are these running? I have measured the diameter and it is somewhere around 12.5 - 13mm. Could this be true that ...
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Is a 22 inch road bike appropriate for a 5'9" person? [closed]

I am admittedly a beginner and looking to purchase a used single speed bike just to casually use around the neighborhood. I came across this listing: https://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/d/...
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Is the Shimano 2303 crank arm and the 2300 crank arm the same?

I bought a Shimano 2303 crankset (52/42/34 triple) by mistake although I should have bought a 2300 crank If I remove the inner 34t, will it have the same structure as 2300 crank? By structure I mean ...
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bicycle for a beginner [duplicate]

I'm a beginner (I bike 10km a day on a BSO MTB, but I guess that doesn't count) to long distance biking. I signed up for a 40km charity bike ride that happens next month. Thought I'd practice for it ...
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Can I use Shimano Claris shifter to my Shimano Tourney road bike

Planning to upgrade my road bike and buying a Shimano claris because my bike shifter still thumb shift Can I use a 8 speed Shimano Claris shifter to my 7 speed Shimano Tourney ?
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I’m looking for a entry level road bike under $500 [duplicate]

I’m a 15 year old who’s looking to move from mountain bikes to road bikes, can you give me some suggestions on what to look for in a entry level bike.
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Bike size advice Bianchi vs Cannondale

I have been after a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 for more than one month and an half without much success. The main reason is that they don't produce many 47cm frames, while 47cm would be my optimal size. In ...
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I want an old road bike to fix up that goes fast. Where do I start?

I would like to get into road biking with some co-workers who have fancy new road bikes. However, I prefer to buy an older bike from the 70s, 80s, or 90s because I like fixing up older stuff and I'm ...
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What are the benefits of purchasing a complete bike from a respectable brand? (Road cycling)

I've been into cycling (almost) my whole life. I've been riding BMX for over 20 years and since 5-6 years I've been doing a lot of road cycling. I ride contests, crits, TT's,... I've been looking to ...
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What make road bike is this vintage 1980s bike?

The headbadge says "WORLD Japan" over a globe. Belleri handlebars, Shimano 600 frame. Lapize on pedal. Seat selle royal.
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Bicycle as SUV car?

I want to buy a bicycle which I can ride on road (through City, between two cities etc...), but I want a bicycle for offroad (not rough offroad). Something like SUV in car world. I know I can't find ...
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Repair vs replace my Trek 1.5

Just brought my 2010 Trek 1.5 into my LBS to get a tune up. They quoted me 475 based on needing to replace both rims as well as the slightly bent handlebars. Which gave me pause in that maybe I should ...
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What could be causing excessive friction in a new rear hub?

I recently had my bike (Focus Mares CX) serviced by my LBS, during which they replaced my wheels with a set of new Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. In the month since I had that done I've found it markedly ...
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New brakes for 90s road bike

I am riding 90s road bike with Shimano 105 dual-pivot brakes and brake levers, and 2x7 downtube shifters. Since braking becomes less and less reliable I want to replace both brakes and levers with ...
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Need help identifying a vintage road bike, possible Benotto 3000

I have this bike that I bought at a local store, I'm from Costa Rica> The manager sold it to me as a Benotto, but I can not find anything that tells me that it is apart from the stickers. The headtube ...
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I want to increase my gear range, will my front gears affect the cassette I can use?

I'm contemplating increasing my road bikes gear range. I have a race coming up that has some significant climbing. My question is if I want to increase the teeth on my rear cassette will that be ...
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My cassette model name doesn't seem to fit the actual cassette description.. (CS-HG50-9 and CS-HG500-10)

I have a Ridley Fenix classic bicycle that I bought second hand online. (all components are Shimano Tiagra) A year has passed and I figured I should really change the chain and cassette altogether. ...
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How do you bicycle the most efficiently on a road bicycle? [closed]

I assume this has been studied to no end for e.g. UCI governed bicycle racing, and probably by others as well. Simply: How do you ride the most efficiently, in the context of putting down power? I'...
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Sealed bearings characteristics for road bike wheels?

I have fulcrum racing quattro road bike wheels. I'm changing my bearings quite often since I noticed that in general they last around 5000 km (over winter). I'm usualy using SKF 61903 bearings from ...
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Gearing preferences of men vs. women on road bikes

Is there evidence that men and women prefer the same or different gearing when riding a road bike? In other words, in the same conditions, would both men and women generally ride in the same gear or ...
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What is the brand/model of my bike frame?

Does anyone know what brand/model is bike from photos or serial number?
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Budget brands for gears in India [closed]

A total newbie here. I'm planning to upgrade a single speed to geared one road/tour bike. I haven't decided the gear system though. I guess I'll decide that upon availability of the parts. Well, I ...
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How much stiffness points on Shimano shoe is before it is noticeable?

I'm debating over getting the older R171 or the newer but cheaper RP501. R171 is listed as 10 stiffness index while the RP501 is 8, but it has boa dial and is the newer design and everything. Can ...
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700x25c tubes inside 700x23c tyre

I'm riding on 700x23c tyres with 700x23c tubes, road bike. I've obtained a box of 700x25c tubes. While I'm taking the approach that it's always best to fit the correct size, I'd like to either use, ...
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Older Shimano Road Brake Levers vs Newer Ones Quality (SLR vs Super SLR)

I'm owner of relatively new (non STI) levers of low Sora/Tiagra level, they are Shimano bl-r400 (Super SLR). Now i'm thinking of replacing them with pretty Dura Ace BL-7402 (SLR). These come from ...
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Rear wheel touch frame during off saddle sprint

bike: Cervelo S2 Photo wheels: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon (wheel is true) tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 23mm Problem is that during off saddle sprint my rear tyre touch the frame and makes ...
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How big are pull ratios in Shimano 9-speed front derailleurs in MTB and road bikes?

I am asking about 3x9-speed front derailleurs. The background this time is longer than the question -- I have a Sora based gravel bike and now I try to marry road shifter with MTB front derailleur ...
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Identify a 70's road frameset

I'm at a loss on the manufacturer of this frameset, any ideas are appreciated. Its previous owner claims it is 50+ years old and was bought in Chicago 46 years ago. Bike has Nervar Star crankset, ...
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Switching from hybrid to road bicycle

For nearly 3 years now, I have been using a 21-inch hybrid bicycle (Fuji Absolute 1.9D). My use of the bike is primarily for aerobic exercise. I ride about 20 kilometres in the morning for about an ...
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Is my Kestrel Junk?

I bought a new 2017 Kestrel RT1000 from Performance Bike, putting about 2K miles annually on roads. Both Oval wheels failed consistently with spokes breaking one after another. Eventually I badgered ...
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What is the origin country of the bicycle brand called Longhorn?

I recently brought a hybrid bicycle from a brand called Longhorn. I have never heard about it. However the quality is quite good. So I am quite curious to know from which country the brand originates ...