road bike

  1. fasturtle

    Should I get a road bike or gravel bike instead of a mountain bike

    Hi everyone. I have recently got back into riding. I currently have an old rigid mountain bike with 15 gears and 26 inch tyres. I have been increasing my distance and I do realize that being a bit overweight and starting from scratch I will be a bit slow. When I am out on my rides I see a lot of...
  2. S

    Vintage dawes road bike

    Just bought this really nice condition Came with orginal engraved handlebars Brooks b17 saddle been stood for ten years Rode it it rides really nice and gears change smoothly does anybody know model and year its looks late fifths Just going to clean and put orginal handlebars back on with new...
  3. C R

    Blinging my road bike.

    I am looking for suggestions on how to add some bling to my black Triban RC500. I am thinking adding some colour by changing the stem bolts, headset cap and spacers and bar end caps and bar tape to orange. I had a look, and it is possible to find each of the bits separately, but not being...
  4. Oakster88

    Rear shifter not working

    Hi I've got Shimano Claris shifters. The shifter connected to the rear derailleur is not shifting back towards gear 1. It is currently stuck on gear 8 (smallest gear) if I adjust the barrel it does shift back to 6th & 7th but no further The leaver does not seem to engage to go back up the...
  5. Onthedrops

    MTB shoes for road bike

    Maybe unusual to some but I prefer MTB pedals on my road bike. I just find the shoes easier to walk in at cafe stops etc. I'm now looking for new but a bit more flashy and road shoe looking. (purists will say "buy road shoes then!) Liking the ratchet or Boa system and seeking red/black and white...
  6. NickTB

    Mountain bike with road bike gearing

    Hello all, I’ve bought myself a Marin Gestalt one by gravel bike a few months back and I’ve finally realised my back just isn’t up to the geometry. I’m thinking of getting a mountain bike for the relaxed riding position but don’t want to be spinning out on my frequent road trips. Can anyone...
  7. ozboz

    Road bike hydraulic set

    Anyone selling ?
  8. Dwn

    Ladies road bike - brake lever adjustment

    My wife has just bought her first ever bike with drop bars, and is struggling a little with the brakes.
  9. Zipp2001

    Dusted off the Road Bike !

    The last couple of days the temps have been in the mid to upper 30 degree range. I spend my winter on my trail bikes and stay away from the road, because of all the salt and sand they use. But the itch to get on the road bike is strong and seeing that it wasn't to cold it was off for some winter...
  10. gmw492

    Road Bike Prices Rise are brands cashing in on the demand

    Obviously I’m not the only one to notice but bike prices have soared , Canyon, Trek , Giant , all have put £200- £500 more on certain models of their range.This is compared to only a few months back, and now due to the pandemic a lot have sold out, has the demand and availability put the leading...
  11. Milzy

    Road bike 52cm

    My running friend Steve has picked up so many bad injuries he wants to turn to cycling & Zwift. I’ve noticed there’s horrible rubbish wrecks on fleabay for big money thanks to C-19. I told Steve I’d keep an eye out for him. He’s on a tight budget been on ambulance switchboard plus he needs all...
  12. D

    Road bike cycle spokes.

    Hello. My chain came off ,inboard and broke 6 spokes (I believe ) stainless. Has any reader experience of the price of fitting new spokes ? (L.B.S) Also truing the rim ? The wheel is not a very good quality ,so if expensivee I might buy a Shimano wheel set (the cheapest ) Thank you for any...
  13. Rockster57

    SOLD : Raleigh SP Comp Carbon Road Bike

    **SOLD** Purchased new in 2015, I've enjoyed just one outing on this quality full carbon frame road bike. Not long after I bought it, I did a few laps of Knockhill Circuit clocking up 10.73 miles in total. And that's been it. The rest of the time it has been carefully kept indoors in my...
  14. S

    Suggestions for a winter road bike.

    I started cycling in May and really enjoyed getting on the road after 30 years. I'm looking for winter road bike recommendations,as most cyclists I've chatted with have a summer and winter bike! My budget is £1,500. Ideas much appreciated.
  15. L

    Road bike frame size

    Okay been into a couple of bike shops and getting given conflicting frame sizes For a road bike I’m 5ft 8.8 but being just a fraction off 5ft 9 one bike shops telling me a 54 frame and others saying 56 frame. Looking online too it says a 54 frame but just short of 5ft 9 not sure what’s best. I...
  16. rugbyleaguebiker

    Road bike - Chris Hoy Sa calobra - Size small £225 ono

    Chris hoy sa calobra 002 road bike, fantastic condition. well spec'd road bike, made from high end aluminium and is really light. Shimano 105 gearing, shimano rs10 wheelset. almost £1000 when new and not seen a lot of use. couple of chips on top tube from shed storage. size is small 17-18" Can...
  17. Zipp2001

    The road Bike !

    Well it's been over two weeks since I last took out the road bike. Not much on the trail bikes either because lots of projects around the house. Looking to put it on the market in the future, so riding took a back seat. So today I just had to get out and I was eager to pull out the road bike for...
  18. A

    Flat Pedals

    Dear cyclist, I own a road race bike and it's fitted with a toeclip pedal, the problem is that this toeclip is a real hustle to get in and out of which I often have to because I live in the city and therefore I was thinking about buying flat pedals. The problem is that I am on quite a tight...
  19. Binka

    Road bike for a short person. ?105 groupset. ? disc brakes ? tubeless

    I currently ride a recumbent trike but looking at getting back into uprights. I've got a specialized tricross in the shed but I'd like something a bit faster and also I think it's too big for me. I'm 5ft 2", the tricross is a men's bike and is 49cm and I find the reach a bit long. I sat on a...
  20. nickg

    Road bike wanted

    I'm looking for a road bike. I'm 5ft 10 so looking for a Medium/large. Ideally I want a carbon frame but I'm happy to listen to what you have. I'm looking to less than £700.
  21. Zipp2001

    Road bike comes out of hibernation.

    It's been just a tad under 3 months since my last time on the road bike. I've had a blast playing on the trails this winter, but right now they are a mess. So after voting today it was time to dust off the road bike and roll out a nice 20 mile ride. It was great to be back in the saddle and...
  22. JhnBssll

    SOLD Vintage Ian May road bike, handmade Reynolds steel frame.

    My Ian May is up for grabs again - I'm trying to move on some of the bikes I don't get a chance to ride and am hoping to find a home for this beautiful vintage road bike. Fully restored last year by myself, the details of which are in my restoration thread here! For those in a hurry, the short...
  23. Andrew1971

    Sun GT 10 road bike (raleigh)

    Hi All Having a little clear out. I have a sun gt 10 road bike it's 22.5 inch frame, 700c wheels front qr rear nutted, 10 speed 2x5 crankset not original. Seat what i had in the box. Front and rear mechs original i believe. Bull horn handle bars from spares box put on years ago. Still got the...
  24. johnnyb47

    MTB or Road Bike

    Hi. I've been enjoying the old Mtb of late. Its heavy cumbersome and slow compared to my road bike, but saying that it does have alot of positives. Even though i ride alot slower i can still cover decent mileages in comfort. In fact i would say its more comfortable than the road bike. With the...
  25. oldcarltonfan

    Is EV 15 Along the Rhine Rideable on 28mm Road Tyres?

    Ladies and Gents of CycleChat. I’m considering riding part of EV15 along the Rhine, probably the section between Strasbourg and Cologne/Koln. I would be lightly loaded with a single pannier on a Van Nicholas Yukon, shod with 28mm GP 4 Season tyres. I after the opinions of anyone who has...
  26. B

    Scottish union canal. OK for road bike?

    Im doing Pedal for Scotland and thinking of cycling back via the union canal & forth & clyde canals. (This will make a nice even 100mile round trip.) I cycle parts of the F&C canal everyday no problem but I've heard the union canal is different (poorer) and on the canals website it says...
  27. Shut Up Legs

    Help me choose another road bike ?

    I'm in the market for another road bike. Why While I've had many enjoyable years doing well over 100,000km on the Vivente World Randonneur touring bike I use for commuting, this year I've been using my Specialized Roubaix Expert SL4 (2013 model) road bike for commuting. This is mainly because I...
  28. MikeD111

    Ribble Road Bike For Sale.

    Hi All, Selling my Ribble, happy to end and do a good cash deal off eBay. Drop me a message as I need it gone ASAP. Located in Horsham, Sussex. Thanks, Mike
  29. smokeysmoo

    [FS] Peugeot CR02 Carbon Road Bike

    A friend of mine is selling THIS bike, I remember when he got it and TBH pictures don't do it justice. The link is to Facebook but if you don't want to go through FB I've put his pics below, and your welcome to PM me and I'll hook you up with Chris the seller The bikes located in Black rod...
  30. C

    SOLD: Giant Defy 4 Road Bike (Size M/L) with Custom Built Wheelset

    Giant Defy 4 Road Bike (Size M/L) with Custom Built Wheelset Used condition with normal wear and tear the bike has done around 4,000 miles Custom built wheel set which cost me £250 alone The wheels and hubs have been recently serviced in March (Wheelset Build is: Miche Syntesi hubs laced to...
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