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Views: 110
Posted By alcjphil

Given the horizontal dropouts, a chain tensioner...

Given the horizontal dropouts, a chain tensioner shouldn't be needed at all
09-25-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By alcjphil

It isn't a Chinese factory

It isn't a Chinese factory
09-24-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By alcjphil

How much older is it? What make and model...

How much older is it?
What make and model crankset does it have?
What is the BCD of that crankset?
If it is a 130 mm BCD, the smallest small ring you can use is 38 teeth
If your current crank has...
09-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By alcjphil

Are you taking tire pressure after you have used...

Are you taking tire pressure after you have used the pump?. In order to take tire pressure using a gauge, you have to release air from the tire which will give a lower pressure. In high volume low...
09-24-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By alcjphil

The hub was probably not manufactured by Shimano

The hub was probably not manufactured by Shimano
09-23-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By alcjphil

The French term for standing while cycling is "en...

The French term for standing while cycling is "en danse" which is probably why he used that phrase
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By alcjphil

This question has nothing to do with riding a...

This question has nothing to do with riding a bicycle
09-21-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By alcjphil

The problem you will find with your current brake...

The problem you will find with your current brake callipers is that it will require more effort to stop. Your new brake levers have less mechanical advantage than the old ones and should be mated...
09-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By alcjphil

Which version of Ultegra rear derailleur? The...

Which version of Ultegra rear derailleur? The Ultegra 11 speed rear derailleurs will not work with 2008 10 speed shifters
09-20-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By alcjphil

If the limit screw is properly adjusted the inner...

If the limit screw is properly adjusted the inner ring should already be aligned. Mountain bike shifters do not work properly with road front derailleurs
09-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 951
Posted By alcjphil

Too bad the USA doesn't get the Golf Sportwagon....

Too bad the USA doesn't get the Golf Sportwagon. I can fit 2 bikes inside easily
09-18-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By alcjphil

Take some measurements of the actual frame...

Take some measurements of the actual frame spacing compared to the over locknut spacing of your wheel. If the difference is 2 mm or less this is a non issue
09-18-20, 11:21 PM
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Views: 235
Posted By alcjphil

What a score. All those great components attached...

What a score. All those great components attached to a very well made beautiful frame. Bicycle bliss
09-18-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By alcjphil

Did you know that 29" wheels and 700c wheels are...

Did you know that 29" wheels and 700c wheels are the same diameter? Wider 700c tires fit perfectly on 29" rims
09-18-20, 03:00 PM
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Views: 424
Posted By alcjphil

In my former place I had an alcove that was...

In my former place I had an alcove that was wasted space so I built this:
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As a...
09-18-20, 02:52 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By alcjphil

Yours is very nice. The Columbus decals on mine...

Yours is very nice. The Columbus decals on mine do not specify what tubing was used although the 27.2 seatpost seems to indicate perhaps SL. Whatever tubing was used it has a nice smooth ride
09-18-20, 01:55 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By alcjphil

I don't think so, the paint is chipped in many...

I don't think so, the paint is chipped in many places and the decals are coming off along the bottom of the top tube. Paint chips touched up with silver fingernail polish, looks good from a social...
09-18-20, 01:39 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By alcjphil

That was the way it was when it was given to me...

That was the way it was when it was given to me by my neighbour. It had been sitting out on our shared back porch for about 4 years
09-18-20, 01:10 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By alcjphil

So I found the quill stem that came with the bike...

So I found the quill stem that came with the bike along with a suitable handlebar and this was the result:...
09-17-20, 11:38 PM
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Views: 315
Posted By alcjphil

Compact chainrings for 135mm BCD do not exist....

Compact chainrings for 135mm BCD do not exist. The smallest small ring you can install is 39 teeth
09-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By alcjphil

The OP hasn't got back to us yet about the actual...

The OP hasn't got back to us yet about the actual tire size
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By alcjphil

You have enough different gear ratios. The...

You have enough different gear ratios. The problem is that your lowest gears are not low enough. This can be addressed in 2 ways. First, a cassette with a larger large cog, and second a smaller small...
09-16-20, 10:07 AM
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Views: 667
Posted By alcjphil

It is only 29 inches if a very wide tire...

It is only 29 inches if a very wide tire (2+inches) is used
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Views: 489
Posted By alcjphil

Too bad the owner "upgraded" the crank. I have a...

Too bad the owner "upgraded" the crank. I have a Limongi with the same Mavic components and the starfish crank is beautiful
09-15-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,016
Posted By alcjphil

Limit screws are just that, limits. They have no...

Limit screws are just that, limits. They have no effect whatsoever on shifts in the middle. You should not be touching them
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
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Views: 198
Posted By alcjphil

I have heard a sound like that from a broken ball...

I have heard a sound like that from a broken ball bearing
09-14-20, 08:37 PM
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Posted By alcjphil

This is a 5 year old thread without information...

This is a 5 year old thread without information about the bike in the original question
09-14-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By alcjphil

You need a chain tool to cut the chain to the...

You need a chain tool to cut the chain to the correct length.
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By alcjphil

You are going to have to wait at least 3 years to...

You are going to have to wait at least 3 years to do this. Shimano has not yet brought out Dura Ace 2 x 12 which will be followed a year later by Ultegra and 105 the year after that
It is also...
09-14-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By alcjphil

20 year old cable housing should be replaced when...

20 year old cable housing should be replaced when installing a new shifter
09-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By alcjphil

Think I have you beat on frame logos, I counted 19

Think I have you beat on frame logos, I counted 19
09-14-20, 01:50 PM
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Views: 147
Posted By alcjphil

Pretty obvious that the frame geometry has been...

Pretty obvious that the frame geometry has been radically changed. The only way to tell is to ride both sizes. My guess (and it is only a guess) is that the medium size would feel more familiar than...
09-14-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By alcjphil

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I'll see your logo and raise you a few, 2007 Look 595
09-14-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,257
Posted By alcjphil

Mine is more like a cat

Mine is more like a cat
09-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By alcjphil

The "gears" on that freewheel are not going to be...

The "gears" on that freewheel are not going to be easier to clean if the freewheel is removed from the hub. If cleaning the cogs is the goal, you need 2 chainwhips to remove them from the body of the...
09-14-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By alcjphil

I prefer something less mainstream than either...

I prefer something less mainstream than either Trek or Specialized. Not saying anything against either make, but they don't do it for me
09-14-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,816
Posted By alcjphil

Your Limongi looks very similar to mine

Your Limongi looks very similar to mine
09-14-20, 10:57 AM
09-14-20, 10:53 AM
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Views: 3,257
Posted By alcjphil

My carbon road bike told me that she prefers to...

My carbon road bike told me that she prefers to ride inside the car where she feels much safer
09-14-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 624
Posted By alcjphil

Not mentioned so far is the importance of making...

Not mentioned so far is the importance of making sure that both bolts are tightened to the same torque value. Even if the calibration of the torque wrench is off a bit, the bolts will have been...
09-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By alcjphil

Not sure that Canadian bills would work well...

Not sure that Canadian bills would work well since they are made of plastic. I keep a piece of Tyvek in my wallet instead
09-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By alcjphil

That is often indicative of cable friction. Have...

That is often indicative of cable friction. Have the cables been changed?
09-13-20, 10:18 PM
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Views: 1,816
Posted By alcjphil

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09-13-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By alcjphil

If you didn't know about the bolt, you simply...

If you didn't know about the bolt, you simply didn't know. However it does pay to examine things closely before using your drill. Make sure to save all other hardware from the old derailleur, that...
09-13-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By alcjphil

You didn't have to drill out the pulley bolts....

You didn't have to drill out the pulley bolts. You could have removed them with a hex wrench and saved them as spares
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By alcjphil

A raleigh Sports would not be considered to be a...

A raleigh Sports would not be considered to be a cruiser
09-13-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By alcjphil

They will then cancel each other out. Would be...

They will then cancel each other out. Would be easier if you removed the pulley wheels from the broken derailleur since it won't be reused.
09-13-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By alcjphil

Just because your tire is supposed to be able to...

Just because your tire is supposed to be able to handle 65 psi doesn't mean that it is necessary or useful to push its boundaries. 60 psi for a tire that wide is too much for normal riding
09-13-20, 10:13 AM
09-13-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By alcjphil

You don't even need a chain tool. Derailleur...

You don't even need a chain tool. Derailleur pulleys can be removed and replaced to install the chain
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