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10-13-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By alcjphil

Ride it. If the rims don't wear down to a...

Ride it. If the rims don't wear down to a reasonable braking surface, then start looking for a new wheel
10-11-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,017
Posted By alcjphil

Campagnolo still makes 9 speed chains:...

Campagnolo still makes 9 speed chains: https://www.xxcycle.com/chain-9-v-campagnolo-record-c9,,en.php which would certainly be much better than an 11 speed chain.
KMC, by the way, makes some...
10-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By alcjphil

Just wondering if you used proper ferrules for...

Just wondering if you used proper ferrules for shift housing. If the ferrules were designed for brake housing the casing ends will not be properly supported and they can push through the larger hole...
10-11-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By alcjphil

Another vote for a wider tire. The Schwalbe...

Another vote for a wider tire. The Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS is available in a 26 x 1.75 width which would be a better match for your bike. The narrower the tire, the higher the pressure needed, the...
10-07-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By alcjphil

The silver ring is probably a spacer so that you...

The silver ring is probably a spacer so that you can install a cassette with fewer than 11 cogs
10-02-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By alcjphil

Good for you to have taken up cycling and having...

Good for you to have taken up cycling and having enjoyed it, have stuck with it. However, given that you seem to have been doing most of your riding on smooth surfaces, the bike you chose was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,163
Posted By alcjphil

The discs may not be what you are noticing. The...

The discs may not be what you are noticing. The wider tires add weight where you would feel it most. Before you buy new wheels, try narrower, lighter tires to see if they make a difference,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By alcjphil

First thing I would do is to check tire...

First thing I would do is to check tire inflation, both front and rear. Next, I would check headset adjustment. A too loose or too tight headset can make a bike difficult to control. Is this a new...
10-01-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By alcjphil

There is if the freehub is designed for 11 speed...

There is if the freehub is designed for 11 speed Shimano road cassettes
09-30-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By alcjphil

Shimano did this out of necessity. Before Tiagra...

Shimano did this out of necessity. Before Tiagra 4700, upgrading to 11 speed necessitated pretty much a whole new groupset, but since the introduction of 4700, someone wanting to upgrade to 11, and...
09-30-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By alcjphil

With a Mavic wheel, redishing isn't necessary...

With a Mavic wheel, redishing isn't necessary when you change the freehub body since the Shimano freehub body was already the same width as the replacement Campagnolo freehub body
09-26-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,722
Posted By alcjphil

I think that in many cases thew seller is simply...

I think that in many cases thew seller is simply trying to get some money for a bicycle that they know very little about and are not interested in learning more. If the bike sells, all to the good,...
09-23-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By alcjphil

Spending up to $750 to rehabilitate an old bike...

Spending up to $750 to rehabilitate an old bike that sold for under $200 over 40 years ago seems like a very poor bet. A handy person could probably make this bike rideable for well under $100....
09-23-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By alcjphil

At this point, perhaps more specific information...

At this point, perhaps more specific information about your bike is going to be useful. A Dura Ace hub is very high quality, but, how old is it? Dura Ace goes back to when high end bikes used...
09-22-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,132
Posted By alcjphil

After 46 years as a cyclist, the best way to...

After 46 years as a cyclist, the best way to combat boredom is to go out and find some new routes. This past week, I took out my mountain bike after a year of not riding it much and found some new...
09-22-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By alcjphil

How much money are you prepared to pay? 1x11 or...

How much money are you prepared to pay? 1x11 or 1x12 drivetrains are not cheap. Omitting the front derailleur isn't going to save much in terms of the price
Sometimes it may even cost more
09-22-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By alcjphil

Adding your general location to your information...

Adding your general location to your information would be a big help to allow various members help you with prices where you live. For example: someone from Canada quoting a price in Canadian dollars...
09-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By alcjphil

What do you mean by "high speed"? This is, after...

What do you mean by "high speed"? This is, after all, a rigid frame mountain bike. "low drag" wheels only become important for sustained speeds over 50 kph
09-22-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By alcjphil

Adding a rear disc brake is, at best, a very tiny...

Adding a rear disc brake is, at best, a very tiny marginal gain. Your bike was never intended for disc rear brakes. A front disc brake is a much better modification. All you need is a disc brake...
09-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

+ 10 Derailleurs shift gears while pedalling...

+ 10
Derailleurs shift gears while pedalling forwards. Inadvertent gear shifts pedalling backwards do not involve the rear derailleur, mechanical or otherwise
09-22-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

Fine to check them, but they will not play a role...

Fine to check them, but they will not play a role in this scenario. Pedalling backwards, the chain will derail at the top of the cassette, not where the derailleur pulleys guide the chain onto the...
09-22-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

Shifting in which direction? In any case totally...

Shifting in which direction? In any case totally irrelevant since the OP did not mention anything about shifting while pedalling backwards and in fact said that the chain went back to the larger cog...
09-22-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

Derailleur pulleys do not come into the equation...

Derailleur pulleys do not come into the equation when pedalling backwards. When a chain derails while pedalling backwards, it comes off the cog long before it passes through derailleur pulleys
09-22-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

Is there a particular gear combination where this...

Is there a particular gear combination where this happens? It is pretty common when running in one of the most severe cross chained situations on the large chainring for the chain to derail to a...
09-19-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,390
Posted By alcjphil

Did you happen to notice that this thread is 4...

Did you happen to notice that this thread is 4 years old? It is long past time where you could help the OP. These threads need to have an expiry date
09-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,464
Posted By alcjphil

One time, riding to work my rear wheel seized up....

One time, riding to work my rear wheel seized up. The locknut on the left side of the wheel had come loose and the cone screwed itself into the bearings to the point that the rear wheel locked up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By alcjphil

According to the OP's first post, they were Time...

According to the OP's first post, they were Time pedals
09-16-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By alcjphil

Those things can be a nuisance. We have only had...

Those things can be a nuisance. We have only had them in Montreal for a few weeks and already the city is having trouble with them...
09-08-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By alcjphil

I bought a cable cutter early on. I already owned...

I bought a cable cutter early on. I already owned needle nosed pliers and seldom used them working on my bike. "Chain breaker" is a crude name for the chain tool needed for working on chains for...
09-08-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By alcjphil

Of course they are, they are the specific types...

Of course they are, they are the specific types of bicycles used for artistic cycling. They have been used for over 60 years
09-08-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,163
Posted By alcjphil

Sometimes it is useful to go back to the original...

Sometimes it is useful to go back to the original post. One thing I see is that you
say " I’m most interested in touring". Even with a triple and the largest possible cassette, Campagnolo...
09-08-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By alcjphil

My favourite artistic cyclist, especially...

My favourite artistic cyclist, especially considering that this performance happened over 55 years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K0GtWiz5zI
09-08-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By alcjphil

You took a good first step. Learning how to...

You took a good first step. Learning how to repair or replace parts of your bike by looking up videos online gives you the knowledge for doing the job. As a bonus, when you watch the video, you will...
09-07-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,871
Posted By alcjphil

There are many different things that can go wrong...

There are many different things that can go wrong with a bike and the best "tool" for the job is information about how to go about doing the repair.
09-07-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,192
Posted By alcjphil

It is a drive system that is still in...

It is a drive system that is still in development. It may well work out to be the next greatest thing, but it is probably a couple of years at least away from being ready for sales to the public
09-05-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By alcjphil

What your bike has, considering the Bullseye hubs...

What your bike has, considering the Bullseye hubs is a freewheel, not a cassette. In that case, the practical limit for your hub is a 7 speed freewheel. However, if your shifter is indexed, you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By alcjphil

Wow! And I thought that I was the only one who...

Wow! And I thought that I was the only one who had trouble keeping a neat workbench
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By alcjphil

A horizontal work surface is very useful. Even a...

A horizontal work surface is very useful. Even a sturdy table purchased from a second hand store can suffice. A vice is a very useful tool for servicing your bike and you may be able to attach it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By alcjphil

I have done a lot of group riding over the last...

I have done a lot of group riding over the last 25 years and one thing I advise to any group that gets together on the road is to talk to each other. I have actually done a couple of informal century...
09-02-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By alcjphil

Like you, I had a tubeless puncture last year...

Like you, I had a tubeless puncture last year that sealant did not repair properly. So, I dismounted the tire and applied a proper patch on the inside. It has been fine ever since
09-02-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By alcjphil

You have 2 different bikes. Which one were you...

You have 2 different bikes. Which one were you tinkering with? You may not be able to post links yet, but you can certainly write detailed descriptions of the bike you are having problems with. You...
09-02-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By alcjphil

Figure out how to repair your fork. Front brakes...

Figure out how to repair your fork. Front brakes are much more important than rear brakes unless you never ride much faster than a walking pace
09-01-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By alcjphil

Good to know, which explains why you would travel...

Good to know, which explains why you would travel to Montreal via the Thousand Islands border crossing. I am surprised that you were not able to communicate with anyone there speaking English, most...
09-01-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By alcjphil

No way to know if the OP lives in Burlington. A...

No way to know if the OP lives in Burlington. A ride from the south shore of the island to Burlington is pleasant, but Marinoni's warehouse is in Lachenaie, well to the northeast of Montreal, adding...
08-31-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By alcjphil

Did you consult with Marinoni about this? They...

Did you consult with Marinoni about this? They have dealers in the US and should be familiar with costs and procedures
08-29-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,576
Posted By alcjphil

That only addresses one reason for delays. Tire...

That only addresses one reason for delays. Tire repair on the road is something that has been dealt with as long as pneumatic tires have existed. One would think that this would have been taken into...
08-29-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,576
Posted By alcjphil

AGREE. This is a basically flawed concept....

AGREE. This is a basically flawed concept. Reasons why cyclists are delayed are myriad. You cannot develop a single product to address it unless you have a database that will allow you to address the...
08-29-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,576
Posted By alcjphil

The basic premiss of this project is flawed....

The basic premiss of this project is flawed. There are dozens of reasons why travelling on a bicycle can be delayed, after 25 years of bicycle commuting 40 miles per day I can attest to that. There...
08-29-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By alcjphil

Raleigh in particular has been a discount store...

Raleigh in particular has been a discount store bike brand in Canada for quite some time, nothing like the Raleighs that were being sold in the US. I thought that Accel might do well in Canada when...
08-28-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,846
Posted By alcjphil

The colonoscopy does not necessarily require...

The colonoscopy does not necessarily require anesthesia, mine didn't. I watched the procedure on TV
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