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08-08-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By alcjphil

Press fit bottom bracket shells are unthreaded....

Press fit bottom bracket shells are unthreaded. There is nothing for a threaded bottom bracket to thread into
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By alcjphil

What is the make and model of the crank? Shimano...

What is the make and model of the crank? Shimano Hollowtec II cranks can easily be pushed out. Others may be different
08-07-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By alcjphil

If you are riding with cleated road shoes you...

If you are riding with cleated road shoes you have to have a giant hole in the middle of the sole of the shoe cover. As well, unless you wear waterproof leggings water will run down your legs into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly. I did not mention the cable at all

Exactly. I did not mention the cable at all
08-07-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By alcjphil

Claris is specced for flat bar bikes along with...

Claris is specced for flat bar bikes along with Claris flat bar shifters
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By alcjphil

I would check the ends of the cable casing in...

I would check the ends of the cable casing in case it is fraying
08-06-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By alcjphil

Not having to use rim tape makes it much easier...

Not having to use rim tape makes it much easier to install and remove tires. My Shamals are the same and I would never even think about rim tape on them
08-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By alcjphil

The year of manufacture and number of rear cogs...

The year of manufacture and number of rear cogs will determine which version of 105 derailleur was used on a particular model. The part number will be engraved on the part itself. As long as the...
08-04-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,544
Posted By alcjphil

Just to be clear: A CO2 cartridge does not repair...

Just to be clear: A CO2 cartridge does not repair a flat tire. All that it does is to inflate an already repaired or replaced inner tube. A pump will do the same job, albeit more slowly. The ease of...
08-04-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By alcjphil

It is very doubtful that any Tour De France...

It is very doubtful that any Tour De France winner ever used a bicycle that was significantly inferior to the bikes used by other competitors. The prestige of the race ensures that all riders are...
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By alcjphil

What you have is basically an entry level Raleigh...

What you have is basically an entry level Raleigh 3 speed bike from about 1974. I owned one myself, a men's version bought for $25 at a garage sale in like new condition about 35 years ago. I used it...
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By alcjphil

You don't have to unhook the brakes. The levers...

You don't have to unhook the brakes. The levers have release buttons that allow the brake callipers to open up for wheel removal
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By alcjphil

OP lives in Canada. I suggest that they contact...

OP lives in Canada. I suggest that they contact Cycles Marinoni who are the largest Campagnolo distributor in Canada and experts on rebuilding their products. I have had them rebuild shifters while I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By alcjphil

Once I learned how almost 10 years ago, I have...

Once I learned how almost 10 years ago, I have mounted every single road tubeless tire I have ever owned by hand with no tire elvers
08-02-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By alcjphil

Don't do that. WD40 will leave an oily film on...

Don't do that. WD40 will leave an oily film on the brake track, which you absolutely do not want to have and alcohol is not a very good degreaser
08-01-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 577
Posted By alcjphil

BCD is not a factor, and anyway 4 arm cranks are...

BCD is not a factor, and anyway 4 arm cranks are all 110 BCD. You just need the chainring sizes that you wish to use
07-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By alcjphil

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is...

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is much harder than the aluminum alloy crank arms. 99.9% of the time the crank arm has to be replaced
07-31-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 485
Posted By alcjphil

Good to know that your problem was dealt with....

Good to know that your problem was dealt with. Hope that this will be a long term solution
07-31-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 485
Posted By alcjphil

As far as I know, Octalink bottom brackets do not...

As far as I know, Octalink bottom brackets do not have external cups. Must be an error on that spec sheet
07-31-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By alcjphil

As someone who owns a full suspension mountain...

As someone who owns a full suspension mountain bike along with several road bikes I can say that my mountain bike is a pig to ride on pavement, just awful. And I am not talking about a cheap full...
07-29-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By alcjphil

+1, wasting your time and money

+1, wasting your time and money
07-28-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By alcjphil

Not unless you use a 9 speed cassette. New chain...

Not unless you use a 9 speed cassette. New chain as well
07-28-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By alcjphil

If you can do a 60 km ride and not feel bad at...

If you can do a 60 km ride and not feel bad at the end you can easily do an 80 km ride right now
07-28-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By alcjphil

This information would have been very useful at...

This information would have been very useful at the beginning of this thread. Steel forks are much more forgiving than ones made of other materials. I used a miter box the first time I cut a...
07-28-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By alcjphil

Very easy to make that assumption, 10 speed...

Very easy to make that assumption, 10 speed Ultratorque was only for one model year
07-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By alcjphil

Whether it is 10 speed or 11 speed, Ultra Torque...

Whether it is 10 speed or 11 speed, Ultra Torque cups are the same. My first Ultra Torque cranks were designed for 10 speed drivetrains. The cups remain the same for both
07-28-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By alcjphil

I would be a little worried about moving the...

I would be a little worried about moving the driveside cup out even by only .5 mm. Perhaps an 11 speed chain might work as an alternative. Does your bike have short chainstays? this can exacerbate...
07-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By alcjphil

This is a basic misunderstanding of Campagnolo...

This is a basic misunderstanding of Campagnolo Ultratorque cups. They are totally independent of each other with no sleeve in between. If you untorque the driveside cup, the non driveside cup will...
07-28-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By alcjphil

The only way to have an Ultegra 6800 shift 10...

The only way to have an Ultegra 6800 shift 10 speeds is to use a Tiagra 4700 shifter
07-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By alcjphil

I am using a 12-29 Miche 10 speed cassette with a...

I am using a 12-29 Miche 10 speed cassette with a short cage Chorus derailleur. The cassette is heavier than a similar size Chorus cassette but it was also less than 1/3 of the price. Shifting is...
07-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By alcjphil

When you installed the new cable did you run it...

When you installed the new cable did you run it under or over the shift drum? Under is correct
07-25-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By alcjphil

The BB-RS500 bottom bracket is a Hollowtech II...

The BB-RS500 bottom bracket is a Hollowtech II bottom bracket. All you have to do is to remove the old one and replace it
07-24-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By alcjphil

Since Look Keo pedals have no wrench flats, there...

Since Look Keo pedals have no wrench flats, there is no other way to remove or install them
07-24-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By alcjphil

Start by determining the exact component mix that...

Start by determining the exact component mix that you have. !999 models of this bike have 7 speed cassettes or freewheels. 2000 models have 8 speeds. Your front brake "busted"? What does that mean...
07-23-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By alcjphil

If you want the latest and greatest from Shimano...

If you want the latest and greatest from Shimano you will have to buy their most expensive component groups. New tech trickles down to the lower end groups year by year
07-23-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By alcjphil

What sort of bike are you asking about? Diagnosis...

What sort of bike are you asking about? Diagnosis requires information
07-20-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By alcjphil

I have never understood the obsession some people...

I have never understood the obsession some people have about the model year of bicycles. Anyone who has followed the model year "progression" of bicycles can easily see how many bike models actually...
07-20-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,913
Posted By alcjphil

But they don't count if nobody saw them

But they don't count if nobody saw them
07-20-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,913
Posted By alcjphil

Really good advice along with your earlier posts....

Really good advice along with your earlier posts. I also have learned the same lessons and guess what? I don't crash as often as I did in my daredevil younger days, and I fear crashes less. My...
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By alcjphil

The one thing that you have not done is to...

The one thing that you have not done is to maintain the tires. Any bike with flat tires loses immense value. selling any bike like this one is going to be much more difficult if the new owner thinks...
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By alcjphil

Kind of a nice dilemma to have. On the one hand...

Kind of a nice dilemma to have. On the one hand you have a nice riding attractive bike, and on the other, with the work you put in you have a bike that you can sell at a decent price. The only...
07-19-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By alcjphil

I would use a bridge clip instead of the L...

I would use a bridge clip instead of the L bracket

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07-19-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By alcjphil

A 9 speed cassette will not work with 8 speed...

A 9 speed cassette will not work with 8 speed shifters, the cogs are closer together. However, an 8 speed cassette will fit without modification or spacers on a wheel that currently has a 9 speed...
07-19-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By alcjphil

8 speed and 9 speed cassettes are the same width....

8 speed and 9 speed cassettes are the same width. Limit screws will only need a tiny amount of adjustment if any at all
07-19-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By alcjphil

A grinding noise only while coasting indicates a...

A grinding noise only while coasting indicates a problem within the freehub body. These can easily be replaced without changing the hub
07-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By alcjphil

I have seen this done using an Ultegra 6500 9...

I have seen this done using an Ultegra 6500 9 speed brifter on a Dura Ace 7400 drivetrain. Worked perfectly, so the Microshift 9 speed shifter should as well.
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By alcjphil

Quite a nice bike, but as shown in that photo,...

Quite a nice bike, but as shown in that photo, not worth much. Needs many hours of work to get much out of it on resale
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By alcjphil

I am racking my mind trying to remember what...

I am racking my mind trying to remember what forks Marinoni was using back then, probably Italian, but certainly not some unknown offshore brand that nobody has heard of. Marinoni has dealt with...
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By alcjphil

Marinoni would have used a good quality fork at...

Marinoni would have used a good quality fork at the time they built that bike. Since the fork matches the paint scheme of the bike, it is original. The fork is not a determining factor for the...
07-17-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By alcjphil

If you look at a picture of the London bikes and...

If you look at a picture of the London bikes and a picture of a Montreal Bixi bike you will see that they are pretty much identical. Devinci manufactures the Bixi bikes which were designed by...
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