Questions tagged [road]

Roads - defined linear sections of adjacent land designated for travel.

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Crack on bike wheel rim

I hit the edge of a cone yesterday when biking and had a pretty hard fall. Was looking at my bike to see what damage it took. Saw this crack on the rim, is this something really serious that I should ...
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Is my cassette made of steel?

I want to know when to change my chain: I purchased the following item: It has two sides: 0,75 % --> for aluminium Cassette 1 % --> for steel cassette (according to https://de.wikipedia.org/...
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At what point does a road become too busy/fast to ride on safely?

Upfront, I'm willing to admit that I have some nervousness when it comes to commuting by bike that I need to get over. However, I want to know if all of that nervousness is unfounded, or if some of it ...
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Does anyone know this brand? I’ve never heard about and couldn’t find anything on Google

It says “PRIMA CYCLE” but I’m not sure its the name of the brand. Any Idea?
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Ross 294S Shifting Overhaul, Help

first post here. Getting in to road cycling, bought an old Ross 294S steelie with downtube friction shifters. Want to switch to a brifter system. I’ve watched a bunch of vids and googled but can’t ...
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Whats a good entry-mid wheelset for a salsa fargo?

Im building my touring/sportive bike for this summer, and i ve decided to go with a salsa fargo frame, and im thinking of having two separate wheelsets, one for more offroad touring, and one for road ...
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How much energy is lost with a gravel tire compared with a road tire?

I understand that around 20% of the energy while cycling is lost by the deformation of the wheels. I also understand that in smooth and dry roads people use plain tires (no tread pattern) as these ...
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Carbon or paint crack

Does this crack look cosmetic or structural to you? It's tiny hairline thick. UPDATE: I took the bike to trek store and their technician looked at it (I think he simply did tap test) and said he ...
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Can I make Shimano XTR Shadow 2008 work with road shifters and hydraulic disk brakes

I am getting a new bike (Giant Revolt Advanced 3) and because of GRX being completely out of stock I am not able to upgrade the GRX400 that comes with it. I will have to do it later. Since I have a ...
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What are some key road flat pedal bicycle adjustments that affect neck strain?

Over time I grew to understand that different adjustments (saddle, handlebars, pedals, stem) affect different parts of the body. Often multiple at ones and often indirectly - by altering something ...
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Ride on rightmost lane that goes straight or right yield to drivers?

Sometimes I ride in the middle of a right most lane that can go either straight or right. Sometimes I get honked at red light cause drivers want me to move so they can pass me and make right turn. ...
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Negative 17 80mm stem on MTB?

I currently have a 27.5 hardtail mtb. I use it for commutes and traveling rather than trails or downhill tracks. I'm planning on upgrading some parts and one of them is the stem. Will a -17° stem have ...
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I got a leak on my shimano 105 R7020 STI

My caliper rotor push oil back in the STI. All of the sudden mineral oil started leaking. Do you know SKU of this part?
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Is it worth buying a lighter bike? If so what kind?

I've started cycling recently and am clocking decent mileage now. The only problem is, the bike is very old and weighs just shy of 20 kg. It's a heavy one! It also has Kenda Kinetics tyres, I think ...
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Tour de Trump/Tour DuPont routes?

The Tour de Trump (later Tour DuPont) was run from 1989 to 1996 on the East Coast. Information regarding the details of these events seems to be sparse, especially the earlier editions. Does anyone ...
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Grx 10 speed problem

I have a new 10 speed grx group set. The right hand shifter have only 9 gear. I check the problem is in lever,i felt in high gear it was making a big jump. Are there any suggestions for someone who is ...
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First Hand Ride Comparison Vittoria Corsa G2.0 vs. Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clinchers 700X28 [closed]

I currently ride Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tires (i.e. inner tube and not tubular) and felt a noticeable improvement in ride quality between that and my previous Bontrager R3s. I am curious ...
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Pavement riding in Scotland

I've just moved to Edinburgh, and I understand that the land reform act 2003 lets me cycle on most land, excluding certain places like some highways or ministry of defense land. Does this mean I'm ...
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Is cycling on this 35mph road too dangerous?

I'm thinking of bike commuting to work and there is a stretch of road with no sidewalk and 35mph speed limit. Is this too dangerous for biking? I'm not in the best shape so I can't go very fast. ...
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Prescription glasses getting dusty and greasy

I cycle to work each day, about 2.5 miles in each direction through a moderate sized town on paved roads (I don't use any dusty trails or go offroad etc). The climate is somewhat dry and arid with ...
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First time to install Clincher Tire to Rim

I am a beginner here. I am installing for the first time my own tire and want to make sure I have a basic issue down. I have a new set of Fulcrum carbon clincher wheels. Basic question here....I do ...
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Replacement guide for different cleats?

I'm planning to replace my wellgo 6 degree float to look keo grip 9 degree float. I've searched for cleats replacement guide online but most of them only caters to replacing identical cleats. I'm ...
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Can you run 52/39 chain rings with an 11/32 cassette?

Seems most bikes either come with 50/36 rings and an 11/32 or 52/39 rings with an 11/28 cassette. I live in hilly terrain and do need lower gears but often feel spun out with my 50/36 by 11/32, could ...
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Convert single speed, steel framed, vintage track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a steel framed single speed vintage track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more ...
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Convert track bike to geared

Is there any way to convert a track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more hills where I am now living so would ...
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Convert track bike to geared [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert a track bike to a geared bike? I have a track bike with only the rails for the wheel but I've moved out of the city and there are more hills where I am now living so would ...
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Ultegra R8020 STI shifter sticking

I have an Ultegra R8020 lever and I recently did a cable change. Everything worked fine for a few moments then on the first ride the left shifter wouldn't click up into the big ring. After a few ...
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What previous Shimano road shifters are 10sp and exit cables under bar tape?

I'm swapping out some parts on an old road bike I have to build it up as a winter/less cared about run around. Looking for what I can on auction sites etc., but the model numbers elude me. I have a ...
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Advisable to switch from 38 mm tires to 28 mm?

I have a urban/hybrid bike ( Riverside 500 that came with 38mm tires that I don't really have complaints with except some visible cracking since a year or so (which hasn't impacted feel, air retension ...
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How to install flat mount road disc brake calipers on IS mount bike?

I have custom MTB frame and I bought a pair of Shimano Hydraulic road shifters. They have on Shimano BR-RS505 Road Hydraulic Brake Calipers Flat Mount when instead my frame takes standard IS 51 mount (...
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Should I replace the tyre or can I keep going?

I just noticed a small tear in my Continental GP 4000s. It does not bulge out from the side. The tyre have been on for some years now but dont have more than 1000km on them. I am worried though if I ...
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Can I replace 700×23C tire with 700×28? [duplicate]

I have Trek 1.1 with currently 700*23C tyres. I need to replace them but the one available in market are 700*28 Can I use this size as replacement? If yes, what'll be advantage and disadvantages?
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Brake levers for riding in upright position

I'm trying to find out the correct name for the brake levers that are on a bike so that you can ride in a nearly upright position? I had an old Schwinn 10 speed that not only had the regular brake ...
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Any reason for non-continuous mountain road barrier?

I have been cycling recently in Polish mountains and when riding through one of less occupied mountain roads, I have found many places where road barrier (that is suppose to secure bikers and car ...
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Caad10/12 sizing

I'm looking to buy a used CAAD 10 or 12 but since they are quite far away, I can't test ride them so I'll have to guess the correct size. I am 173cm tall and an inseam of barely 80cm without shoes. I ...
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Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc: 7.0 vs 8.0 [closed]

Mission: On the market for a new road bicycle. Since May 2020 I stepped up my cycling and will probably at least triple the yearly kilometres (3k?). So I want to treat myself and I decided to invest a ...
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Identify control on left-side of Sun Recumbent Trike model EZ3 handlebar

I own the Trike model listed above, I bought this Trike about 10 years ago, and I'm starting riding again but since the manuals are not very users friendly, I need to know the purpose of the 3 ...
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Compatibility with 105 shifters

Can I use Deore RD-T610-SGS derailleur on my road bike with 105 shifters, it seems like cable pull isn't right. Shifters are on 2007 Specialized Roubaix compact.
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I have a customized Salsa Journeyman Claris. How small can I go for my small chainring? I'm not sure how to verify compatibility

It's a Salsa Journeyman Claris drop bar 650b converted to flat. The flat and drop frames are the same, but the drop comes with road bike components. I have already upgraded a Sunrace 11-40t cassette ...
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Tubeless road wheels won't pump past 80 psi

I bought new Bontrager Aeolus XXX TLR Tubeless Road wheel set and had them put together by A Trek bike shop. They supposedly put in the right amount of sealant but when I pump them up past 80 PSI they ...
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Road bike frame sizing

I found an old racing road bike with a 50 cm frame. I would like to build it out and use it, but I am concerned it may be too small for me. I'm 5' 7.5" and I think I should be riding a 54 cm frame, ...
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Can I shrink my steel rear dropouts to fit a smaller hub?

I am rebuilding a 1971 Raleigh International road frame into a single speed bike for college. I bought a set of track wheels with rear hub spacing 110mm. The rear dropout on the Raleigh is 120mm. Will ...
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Ease of Continental road wire bead tire mounting and dismounting

Are the Continental road wire bead tires any better at mounting and unmounting then they used to be? Or are they still a big pain in the ass. My buddy has some hard shell gators that are cheap.
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Going from 2x8-speed to 1x11-speed

I bought a beginner bike with a 2x 8-speed Shimano setup a year ago. I am looking to upgrade, now that I am getting more in to cycling then expected. Since I live in a really flat area (when I go on 3-...
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Wondering if my Tiagra shifters are fixable?

The name plate broke off (left side) during a crash would this be fixable? The lever is now pointing outwards but can still shift gears.
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Using 16 hole front rim to build a rear wheel

I have the opportunity to buy 2 front Shimano Dura Ace C40 latest generation wheels at a very cheap price. The hole count for the wheelset is 16/21. Could I build / have built a rear wheel from one of ...
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Is the cable pull of Shimano GRX FD-RX400 same as the one of 10- or 11-speed road groups?

What is the required cable pull for FD-RX400? AFAIK Shimano road 11-speed front deraileurs require the same (larger) cable pull, while 10- and fewer-speed FDs expect lower one (with exception of ...
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Shimano GRX (or similar) and a flat bar - possible?

I've got an old MTB hardtail GT Avalanche 1.0. Now it has SRAM X7 (3x10) crankset (but used in 1x10 setup with a nw chainring). This bike is my commuting and "road" bike. With 36t chainring on the ...
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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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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 ...