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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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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 ...
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Is there any reason to switch to the Giant Aircap headset expander? Any reason not to?

I ride a Giant road bike with OD2 carbon steerer. It was originally built up with a standard expander plug, but was supplied with the glue-in Aircap expander as well. Im not sure whether to use it and ...
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Spending up to 200 dollars now on a bike for slow rides on gravel roads

I'm a dad with a kid just getting old enough that we can bike around together. I've been using a 10 dollar bike I got from a garage sale but it's just rusty junk at this point. Our other kid is still ...
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Since hybrid bikes may be a compromise with no benefits, why are they still often preferred for commuting instead of drop bar bikes?

Since hybrid bikes may be a compromise with no benefits, why are they still often preferred for commuting instead of drop bar bikes? According to at least one opinion, hybrids are a compromise with ...
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Road crankset with 29er mtb frame

I wonder if anyone knows of a 29er frame that has clearance for at least 2.5 tires that will take a compact (50/34) road crankset? Preferably steel.
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Updating my vintage Shimano 600 chain rings

Will the chain rings support the new 7 speed chain? the new one will actually be new old stock: Shimano 600, 1983 I'm putting on a new 7 speed freewheel, chain and rear derailleur.
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What are the pros and cons of suspension seats and suspension handlebars?

The title says it all, but I’ll add more specifics to give a better understanding of my particular situation. I am a on-road commuter with little-to-no dirt roads in my routes, many of the roads are ...
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What front brake caliper is compatible?

I have a fork suitable for short drop brakes and I have Shimano tourney brifters (ST-A070) with the gear cable coming out of the side of the hoods and the brake cable going under the bar tape. Which ...
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Shimano 105 RD-5501 on a six speed freewheel?

I was doing a cleanup at the storage room and found a box of mint 105 parts (brakes, FD, RD, triple crankset and BB). Based on the newspaper inside the box, the parts were laying there for at least 10 ...
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Unstable headset/headtube

I have just lowered the stem on my road bike. The headset components might not be installed correctly. Whenever I hold on to the front brake (making sure the wheels aren’t moving), and rock the bike ...
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How durable are road or hybrid tyre tubes compared to mountain bike tyre tubes?

The context here is that I'm using a mountain bike to commute and I'm considering buying a hybrid bicycle or road bicycle. I'm experiencing various issues that require repairs and maintenance. ...
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Alternative for campagnolo rim brake release

I bought a used road bike for a great price, it came with a shimano 105 groupset, but the brake it's a Campagnolo centaur. It's a wonderful brake, but every time when I need to remove the wheel it's ...
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Are carbon road bikes robust enough to use off-road?

Regardless of the tire clearance, could I use my carbon road bike off road too? Can it handle the stress and load? Wont it break ? Does a road bike needs to be more robust to handle the offroad, ...
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Are there any cheap, wide tubular front wheels?

I was recently involved in a crash, which has cracked my front clincher wheel. I'd like to give tubulars a go and would like a wide rim so that I can fit some 700c x 25-28 mm tyres without the tyre ...
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New bicycle for commuting

I'm just retiring my old roadie and looking to buy a new bike, and am torn on what kind to buy. I cycle 34 miles per day on my commute, down roads and canal towpaths (which are bumpy and have on ...
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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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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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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 ...