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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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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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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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 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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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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Is this a real Concorde or just a replica?

I'm confused with this, the lugs in this bike look identical with another Concorde but the tubing sticker clearly says "Reynolds". (Concorde only uses Colombus, right?)
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Where is my Record Luxus Racer bicycle from?

I just bought a bicycle on a classified ads platform in France. I don't know anything about the brand and I couldn't find much information yet. It is a Record Luxus Racer, as shown on the pictures ...
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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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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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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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Identify Brand of Bicycle

I am wondering what brand of bicycle this is? Thanks
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Help ID'ing early 90's Lemond

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this bike, or point me to the resources I could use to get get a better idea about what it is. -- Pictures @ Imgur Cross-post on reddit "This seems ...
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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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1970-80's Roadmaster bike makes a clicking noise when turning right

A 70's/80's Roadmaster Pursuit bike makes a clicking noise when turning right. It doesn't make any noise when riding straight or turning left. It doesn't seem to matter how close the turn is. I have ...
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Could somebody please identify this bicycle?

I have been looking into purchasing a second hand road bicycle for my daily commute. I went through many possibilities and would like to know if any of you have seen or can identify the attached. Do ...
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Low gearing setup for road bike with Shimano dual control

Question: What is my best bet for a crankset, given the following requirements for a road bike I am setting up: 68mm "English" thread bottom bracket Shimano STI "brifters", 2x10 (I already have ...
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What to upgrade on a Raleigh MV7? 20"

I am undecided to upgrade the BB and crank or change a wheelset. Any advice on what might help me spend less effort pedaling? I actually find a steel 26" MTB easier to pedal.
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Why are my quill pedal cages “wobbling”?

The plates and connectors on my old quill pedals "move around" in relation to the pedal axle itself: In the photo below, I'm pushing the pedals to opposite sides to show how the pedal cage "distorts". ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SRAM Drop bar to MTB hydraulic brake interoperability

In a previous question I asked about compatibility of drop bar shifters with mountain bike derailleurs. Now I'm curious about drop bar hydraulic brake lever compatibility to mountain bike hydraulic ...
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Peugeot 24" road bike classification

I have in my possession from childhood, an elderly peugeot road bike. Unfortunately I have no photos, but the details I do have are this: 2x7 drivetrain, 24" wheels, yellow frame and bottle mount ...
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Did I purchase the correct brakes for my Huffy bike?

Did I purchase the correct bike brakes for my Huffy bicycle. I just put the back set on the back and no matter how hard I squeeze the brake it is not tight enough to stop bike. If anyone know please ...
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I can't push the Quick Release in - how do I fix it?

I have a Polygon bike at home and I have recently removed the rear wheel. I had reinstalled the wheel but the Quick Release (QR) (?) but I can't seem to push it back no matter how much strength I use....