Just a quiet word before you embarrass yourself again. 'Road bikes' are categorised as having drop handlebars. If it doesn't have drop bars its not a 'road bike', it doesn't qualify. Fitting flat bars to a 'road bike' instantly disqualifies it from being called a road bike because removing the drop bars removes one of its defining features. If someone were to walk in to a bike shop asking for a 'road bike' and be presented with a skinny tyred bike with flat bars they would have good cause to suspect that the sales person didn't know their arse from their elbow. Therefore, you are the proud owner of a HYBRID (or City bike if you'd prefer). There's nothing to be ashamed of, that you got the category of your bike wrong or that you ride a Hybrid. I just thought you would like to know. Tour de France riders ride road bikes, not hybrids. See also; track bikes, triathlon bikes, touring bikes, time trial bikes, cyclocross bikes, pedant bikes, audax bikes, crit bikes.