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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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How to measure handlebar? pls

Do you know what size my handlebar has? I want to buy a new pair of Tektro brake levers and I do not know what steps to take about it
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Cinelli old-school road bicycle

I would like to change the front fork to my road bike, but since I do not know which specifications to follow, I prefer to ask you guys
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What is the purpose of this rear dropout screw?

I am a long time MTBer who just got my first road bike. This is a photo of the left rear dropout. The screw I'm talking about is the little silver one just above the axle. There is a groove cut into ...
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Mavic Road UST Repair

I have a small cut in the rear tire on a road Mavic tubeless tire. Is there a way to patch this, or do I basically just have to buy a new tire? update So I took the tire off the rim and saw that ...
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What is the minimum weight a bike can be and still be safe?

For example, could you ride a 1 pound bike and still be safe or what? I want to know the minimum weight a bike can be and still be safe to ride.
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Road bike and mountain bike shoes

I have a road bike with Look pedals that I would like to ride with SPD pedals, are they any adapters to the cleats that would allow me to do it?
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Is it worth rebuilding a broken front wheel

Hit a pretty bad pothole at the weekend which caused the rim of my front wheel to shatter into 4 peices. The hub is still intact and appears fine. Is it worth buying a new rim and spokes and ...
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How to tell how many speeds a wheel is designed for

Let's say I have a freehub wheel with no cassette. How do I determine how many sprockets it's designed for? In particular, the wheel in question is a Mavic Aksium. Looking at the manufacturer's ...
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Swap 7-speed for 9-speed

I have a Giant Defy 9-speed road bike, and a thief stole the front wheel. I found a good deal on a set of used Bontrager (Edit: Mavic Aksium) wheels, so I bought them as a set. I want to swap both ...
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Claris vs Sora shifters

I'm upgrading my road touring bike, currently with a 3x8 drivetrain and bar-end friction shifters. I'm going for integrated brake/shift levers, and wondering about the difference between the Claris ST-...
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Preparing for a long distance ride - long term

I've done long rides in the past, the longest of which was 259 km less than 2 years ago, but I've fallen very much out of shape. I am currently overweight, but I know how to solve this part and by ...
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Changing the Crankset on a Stevens Cityflight

I bought my first used Roadbike a few months ago, after some intensive riding the shaft was displaced a few mms to the left leaving the right side with less tooth-length which subsequently lead to the ...
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Can I expend same or less effort riding a mountain bike than road bike?

I know nothing about engineering. I feel like I can expend the same or even less effort riding a mountain amd a road bike (if going slowly) but feeling is not reliable, so I hope to get some insight ...
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Changing the rear wheel offset to allow space for freewheel

I've had some new wheels built for a steel frame with a 126mm rear dropout spacing. The rear hub takes a 7 speed screw-on freewheel. At the moment the rim sits perfectly central to the chainstays when ...
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110mm crank on 73mm BB shell

I have a roadbike with a 73mm BB shell and I recently bought a Tiagra compact crankset that has a 110mm bolt circle length. However, I can't get enough of it to come out the other side to properly ...
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Caliper adjuster for Shimano 600 brakes

I have a pair of 1980s Shimano 600 brake calipers that look very similar to this From https://www.picclickimg.com/d/w1600/pict/253060189019_/SHIMANO-600-BR-6207-etriers-de-frein-brake-caliper.jpg ...
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Help selecting between wire/folding tires

I’m hoping someone can help me decide whether to go with the wire bead type or foldable Kevlar. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? The bike is an old Fuji that originally came with ...
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Coming back from a Serious Injury

Some I am not a frightful type guy, and this is still kind of new but last week I took a bad spill and am unsure what to do about it in the future. For the record I am 51 years old and was training ...
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Hi can anyone identify this frame it’s not a Raleigh!

The downtube is oval and the seat post it doesn’t have any Raleigh numbers on it Thanks Chris
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Climbing or aero bike for a light rider?

What is the better choice for a lightweight rider (173cm - 48 kg), lightweight climbing bike to get even bigger edge when climbing, or an aero bike to catch up the speed in the flat road? Obviously I ...
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How to avoid hand strain when landing with a road bike?

Whenever landing from a bunny-hop or jumping a couple of stairs, my hands strain just above the wrist. How can this be remedied? Things I have tried: Warming up before going out. Position the ...
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Road bike identification: these lugs look familiar to anyone?

Found this cleaning out a recently passed relative's garage. No markings or labels but looks nice. These lugs look familiar to anyone? Thanks!
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Drop stem on endurance bike to get the geometry closer to road performance?

So I'm planning to get this bike, possibly the later 2017/2018 model: http://www.polygonbikes.com/id/bikes/description/2016-strattos-s3-black#spec Which is a well known local brand and practically ...
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Is cranking bigger gear from dead stop bad for your legs?

So I don't have lots of money and just recently the bb on my vintage tube shifter 2x6 road bike broke and I have to make do with a slightly too long bb and mtb cranks because it's what I have. Anyway ...
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Anyone know who made this bike? See head badge pic

Can anyone help identify this Bike? I could not find a manufacturer stamp or date only the headbadge and Suntour accessories. Thank you.
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It's possible to use a chain catcher with 34.9mm clamp on 35.4mm seat-tube?

I want to buy a chain catcher for my road bike, which does not have a braze on front derailleur, so I need a clamp style chain catcher. My frame has a 35.4mm seat-post, however I only found chain ...
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What does EN 14781 certificate mean?

This is a old (replaced by another certificate around 2014; ISO something) certificate for racing bikes given by European Committee of Standardization. (EN 1xxxx for another types). But what does this ...
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Will a 60cm seat tube bike fit a 5"11 male adult?

I got my eyes on this Raleigh: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-RALEIGH-WINNER-ROAD-BIKE-LOOK/352239962812?hash=item5203234abc:g:7YkAAOSwJH1ZLcwa Yes it's a little expensive but I like the blue ...
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Can I install 11 speed cassette on 10 speed hub by skipping last cog?

I have got Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed on carbon tubular wheels. For indoor trainer use I am going to buy regular wheels and use a special trainer tyre for it. I found a cheap rear wheel for it, ...
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Identifying 1970s-80s Motobecane Special Sport

I'm trying to identify the exact year/model of a Motobecane called the "Special Sport", which was bought in France. I don't know if the parts are all original, however: It has a Huret Svelto rear ...
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Model, year of fabrication, some details [closed]

Can anyone help me find more details about this bike? What's with the inscription on the handlebar? It has another one on the opposite side "3" with a laurels crown. thanks guys!
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Which type of bike is the right for these conditions?

I want a bike that is fast on the road but can also go offroad. By offroad I mean mostly gravel and a little dirt but no mud or very little. Cyclocross bikes caught my interest but they seem expensive....
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Can anyone identify this second hand bike?

I am looking into getting a new (for me) road / TT bike and this came up but I think it isn't a Specialized Shiv... many thanks
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Which is faster, going all out then burning out, or steady pace all along?

I know in a race, pacing is key so you can always have your power for the last sprint/climbs and ultimately at least finish the race. However, strictly speaking on a solo ride let's say 10 km, and in ...
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Issue with the gears? [duplicate]

My cycle seems to have this problem, that whenever I change the gear it starts changing from the second sprocket. Whenever I start from gear one it starts from the second biggest sprocket, though it ...
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Is this old chain of a different type?

My friend's bike needs a new chain. Looking at the chain, it looks like the pins have a slot for a flat head screwdriver? Is this just cosmetic or does this type of chain require unscrewing the pins? ...
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What things to check on road bike after a long trip on poor roads

Just bought a new aluminium frame road bike with 25mm tires. Due to very poor planning, I started a journey that turned out to be suited for mountain bikes: it involved country roads, unpaved gravel ...
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Size of old road frames compared to new ones

May I use an old frame (pre 1990) of same size as a modern road frame? For example by using a long stem and long seatpost. Or would I have to size up a lot? Concrete example: I ride a 56 cm Merida ...
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Can I ride a Trek Crockett (CX/gravel bike) in a road race if I have a road wheelset and tires on it?

I’m looking to buy a Trek Crockett and I am wondering if I could use this bike year round, even as a race bike for road criterium.
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Crash due to water bottle [closed]

I have a little bit of a unique question here. Does anyone know of a cycling crash that was caused due to the cyclist drinking out of his/her water bottle?
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Effect of helmets and other impressions of the bike rider on driver behaviour?

Are there any studies on the effect of helmets and/or other impressions of the bike rider, on driver behaviour? Has anyone collected their own data on things like this? Has anyone noticed any other ...
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Is there a website which lists all the climbs? [closed]

I love to ride uphill with my road bike and the longer the climbs are the better. I want to build a "climbs to ride up before I die" list. What websites should I used to build such a list? I'am aware ...
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How to avoid cramped/compressed breathing?

Sometimes after a heavy effort I get into this compressed breathing which is very hard to break out of. Heres what I mean with cramped breathing: Imagine breathing with the top abdominal (1st row of ...
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Seeking advice: single speed conversion, Fuji ultimate road bike (old!) - Which kit? Which chain? etc

First off - I'm a complete amateur when it comes to doing repairs on bikes. Anything exceeding changing tyres, tubes and perhaps adjusting the brakes is something I've never attempted before. However, ...
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Longer pivot bolt for the front road brake?

On a roadbike, I want to mount dynamo front light on the brake pivot bolt bracket (because my handlebar is occupied with gadgets, and because I want to use the handlebar bag which obstructs the light)....
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Wanting to change from bar end to road shifters

Just purchased a Co-op ADV 3.1 and the gearing is great, problem is I am hating the bar end shifters and would like to apply road bike shifters while maintaining the MTB gearing. It came with Deore ...
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What are the brake housing stoppers on the end of the brake housing called (see pic)

My brake cable snapped while riding my (80s road) bike one day so I replaced it. After replacing I noticed that the piece fixing the housing to the brake was missing so that when I pulled the brake ...
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Can anyone identify this badge?

I’m in the process of restoring my Dad’s bike so that I can start riding again. All the badges are intact but I can’t find any information about the bike. He’s had it for as long as I can remember (my ...