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07-16-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By alcjphil

That tire is toast, the sidewall is tearing away...

That tire is toast, the sidewall is tearing away from the bead. Failure is imminent.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fibre is not a magic material that...

Carbon fibre is not a magic material that universally solves some people's problems with road vibration. There are some carbon frames that are unbelievably stiff if the designer was looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By alcjphil

Here is the deal: with electronic shifting, pros...

Here is the deal: with electronic shifting, pros and beginners are all equal as far as shifting goes. If you want the lightest bike possible, buy one with your preference of mechanical groupset. If...
07-04-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By alcjphil

I had an experience going the other way. A friend...

I had an experience going the other way. A friend of mine has always used Shimano components. A few years ago I built up a bike for him using an Ultegra 6800 component group. He had a set of wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,585
Posted By alcjphil

Bike component choice is not binary, despite the...

Bike component choice is not binary, despite the fact we are living in the digital age. So, I have 2 great road bikes equipped with Campagnolo components. I have a touring bike that has Shimano...
07-03-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

That crank in the picture requires a 102 mm...

That crank in the picture requires a 102 mm spindle
07-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly why all threads should have an expiry...

Exactly why all threads should have an expiry date. Fine to quote something from an old thread, but resurrecting threads about products that may no longer exist is not useful
07-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,547
Posted By alcjphil

Heracles cleaned them out in a single night

Heracles cleaned them out in a single night
06-29-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By alcjphil

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175714...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175714-nishiki.html
Apparently you didn't read the replies in this thread. Your bike has a cottered crank. If you wish to upgrade to a sealed bearing...
06-23-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By alcjphil

Is this the bike?...

Is this the bike? https://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mens-Schwinn-Sidewinder-Bike/151457759
If it is, this is not a good candidate for conversion to a larger wheel size. The rear rim brake will no...
06-20-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,648
Posted By alcjphil

I would opt for option 3: Return the bike at...

I would opt for option 3: Return the bike at their expense and they send out the bike that they sold you in the first place. The refund would have to be more substantial for me to choose the first...
06-18-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,749
Posted By alcjphil

Here is my take: every year our bike club takes...

Here is my take: every year our bike club takes on new members. We do our best to teach them how to behave properly while riding with others. One of the hardest things to teach them about is to get...
06-07-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,884
Posted By alcjphil

Did you not read the next 8 words? "Don't do...

Did you not read the next 8 words? "Don't do this part of the job yourself"
Seems pretty clear to me
06-06-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By alcjphil

Try this: switch front and rear tires. If the...

Try this: switch front and rear tires. If the condition moves to the front wheel you will be closer to an answer
06-06-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,884
Posted By alcjphil

That red tool is a tubing cutter for metal...

That red tool is a tubing cutter for metal tubing. Your fork steer tube is carbon fiber. Do NOT cut your fork steer tube with a tubing cutter, you will ruin it
06-03-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,568
Posted By alcjphil

Please, which chain lube are you asking about?...

Please, which chain lube are you asking about? Don't leave us in suspense. Vague references to unknown products that may or may not be hazardous are not useful information
05-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By alcjphil

What you have on your rear wheel is a freewheel,...

What you have on your rear wheel is a freewheel, not a cassette. In order to upgrade to 8 speed you will need a new rear wheel.
05-19-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By alcjphil

OK, he lost me in the first few seconds when he...

OK, he lost me in the first few seconds when he referred to the front wheel as a "tire". Colour me "elitist" if you want, but don't try to sell me anything using inaccurate terms. Stupid advertising.
05-08-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,455
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fibre components are not plastic, they are...

Carbon fibre components are not plastic, they are composites of different materials as are many other familiar things we use EG: concrete is a composite material we use all the time
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,288
Posted By alcjphil

That sounds like a very good idea to me. But, if ...

That sounds like a very good idea to me. But, if longevity is important to you, and you are not concerned about a bit of extra weight, disc brakes do not have as small a benefit as you seem to...
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