Dating road bikes
- How do I choose a road bike?
- How can I tell how old a bike is?
- What is a road bike?
- How much does a road bike cost?
- How do I choose a bicycle?
- What size road bike should I get?
- What makes a good road bike?
- How do I measure for a bicycle?
- What makes a road bike different from other bikes?
- What are the different types of road bikes?
- Do road bikes have brakes?
- How to choose the right bike for You?
How do I choose a road bike?
After the frame, gears are the most important thing to consider when choosing a road bike. Bike makers will often name the spec levels in a model range for the groupset fitted. Shimano gearing is the most fitted, but the other major options are SRAM and Campagnolo.
How can I tell how old a bike is?
Bicycles that can be dated with 100% accuracy are the exception. Marque enthusiasts use records of shop ledgers that recorded dates sold and frame numbers, and then calculate the ages of other bicycles by comparing them with known frame numbers.
What is a road bike?
A road bike is very much an umbrella term describing a machine designed for riding on tarmac. These bikes have narrow tyres, a lightweight frame and (in the vast majority of cases) drop handlebars to allow for multiple hand positions. What types of road bike are there?
How much does a road bike cost?
If you use your cheap road bike for just commuting twice a week, then you can get a road bike around $300. Just keep an eye out for reliable brands. Beginners – around $500 – $1,500. If you are just starting training or want to use your road bike for commuting, you should look at something in this price scale.
How do I choose a bicycle?
Take off your shoes and stand with your legs about 15-20 cm(6” – 8”) apart.Measure the height from the ground to your crotch. Be sure of the type of bicycle you want: Mountain bike, city bike or road bike. You can read about the different bike types from here.
What size road bike should I get?
Your size fall under the medium category. Choose a road bike that’s around 54-55 cm. I posted an article about entry level road bikes. So far those are the only bikes you can have that will serve you well on your rides.
What makes a good road bike?
The frame material used has a dramatic influence on the overall ride quality of a bike. The four most common options are carbon, aluminium, steel and titanium. Quality carbon is by far the lightest, and most compliant (comfortable) material. Carbon can also be moulded into any shape - so its the most popular when it comes to aero bikes.
How do I measure for a bicycle?
Measure the height from the ground to your crotch. Be sure of the type of bicycle you want: Mountain bike, city bike or road bike. You can read about the different bike types from here.