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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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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Do I need to protect my bike from jostling around if I put it under the bus?

I'm rather new to the world of road biking, having only gotten my first road bike a few weeks ago. It's a (secondhand) carbon Fuji SST 3.0, I think from 2012 (not entirely sure). As part of my ...
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What's the lightest complete road bicycle that meets UCI requirements (except possibly being too light)?

I've seen various claims over the years, but which manufacturer holds the record, today? Also, what size bike and which components go with the claim? Happy to hear about "custom" / "one-off" vs. (...
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What weave is the carbon of this carbon wheel?

what weave is this carbon wheel? the brake track and rim are of different weaves? please explain, thanks.
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My road bike seems slightly too big for me

After riding for about 300km, I'm looking at adjusting some parts to fit me. First adjustment: Because I feel that I'm stretching a little too forward, causing my back to ache, I've decided I would ...
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How to remove axle and bearings from a B'TWIN Triban Aero wheel

I have a B'TWIN Triban Aero rear wheel and am trying to replace the sealed bearings. After removing the end caps and a DS rubber seal I can see the ends of the bearings, at this point I assumed that ...
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Tiagra 4503 front derailleur replacement

I have a bike with a 4503 Shimano setup (Tiagra triple, 9 speed). The front derailleur is broken. I can quickly get a 105 derailleur (5703) at the local bike shop. I just want to be sure that it is ...
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Nakamura bike brand?

I'm looking for information about bike brand "Nakamura". I know it is solved in Norway (intersport.no), France (nakamura.fr, intersport.fr), somewhere in Canada. However, the internet is relatively ...
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How to tell if a tire should be replaced? [duplicate]

I don’t know how old this tire is. There are small cracks along the sides. In the inside the rubber coating is stripping and peeling. Is this tire still usable? Air has been going out of my tube ...
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Canyon Grail CF SL install 33m tires? [duplicate]

Can I install the 33mm tires on this bike => https://www.canyon.com/en-de/road-bikes/gravel-bikes/grail/grail-cf-sl-7.0/2198.html I don't like the 40mm tires it currently has? I don't have the bike, ...
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Will 2x11-speed front derailleur work on 2x9 system?

mine Shimano 105 FD-5501 broke (I stripped thread for screw which holds it on braze) and I need to buy a new one. Will 2x11 speed front derailleur work with mine 2x9 system? Thanks for help.
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Does 105 hydraulic disc brake levers work with deore or deore xt brakes?

I am planning to get my urban bike, the biomega to drop bars. The problem with that is that it got a 8 speed di2 alfine rear hub/derailier. So I was just planning on splitting the braking and the ...
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Broken bottom bracket?

I bought a Trek FX Series 7.5 in April 2017 and ride every day for about an hour. Two weeks ago the crank arms suddenly gave around the bottom bracket and no longer stayed 180 degrees to eachother. I "...
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Seized brake caliper nuts

Servicing a mate's bike. The brake caliper nuts were already rounded off. Tried all the hints to remove without success. Agreed to saw off the calipers as new ones were needed anyway. Got this done ...
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Why are road bikes (not time trial bikes) used in many triathlons?

I've been watching triathlon videos lately and I couldn't help but notice that, with the exception of Ironman Competitions, only road bikes and not time trial bikes are being used. Is there any reason ...
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What is the model of my bike?

Hi, i can't figure out what the model of my bike is. I know that it's an Orbea AVANT bike, but i can't figure out which series it is. Any help would be a appreciated thanks! The frame is made of ...
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Shimano 105 R7000 drivetrain makes crackling sound

I got an Shimano R7000 groupset and have the following problem: After degreasing my chainrings (54 – 36) and the cassette (28 – 11), the drivetrain makes normal noise. However after around 30km, the ...
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First road bike, decade old quality or lower end and new?

I'm looking at buying a 2009 Trek Bontrager Madone 5.2 for $1200. This bike is basically new as it has under 50km on it. I'm new to the world of biking and have been looking for something within the $...