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07-17-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By alcjphil

So find a shop that is familiar with Campagnolo...

So find a shop that is familiar with Campagnolo components. There are KMC quicklinks that can be used, but you have to know how to install them. Shops that only know how to install Shimano components...
07-17-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By alcjphil

Generally speaking, unless you are willing to...

Generally speaking, unless you are willing to donate the labour and material needed to replace all of the nipples of that wheel, it may well be more cost effective to buy a new replacement wheel
07-17-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By alcjphil

3 year old thread. I hate these, people searching...

3 year old thread. I hate these, people searching for something that reinforces their talking point
07-17-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By alcjphil

Don't resurrect 12 year old questions about this...

Don't resurrect 12 year old questions about this sort of thing in this forum. Ask your own question. Things have changed a lot in the past 12 years
07-17-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By alcjphil

OK, I started looking at this thread, then I...

OK, I started looking at this thread, then I noticed that it was 12 years old. Technical advice added onto a 12 year old thread is never going to be useful. I truly wish that threads in a bicycle...
07-17-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By alcjphil

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what...

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what exactly the OP was measuring. Everyone here wants to be helpful, so if the OP could explain exactly what they were measuring all the rest of us could...
07-17-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By alcjphil

Actually, you shorten the chain from the end that...

Actually, you shorten the chain from the end that finishes with an inner link so that the end finishes again with an inner link. The chain then has the other end with unused outer plates through...
07-16-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By alcjphil

You will not regret spending the money for a tool...

You will not regret spending the money for a tool of that quality. I suggest that you also buy a couple of replacement pins to fit it. By the time you will need them they may no longer be available.
07-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

Here is where it is unsuitable to use an inner...

Here is where it is unsuitable to use an inner tube when riding road tubeless tires with road tubeless compatible wheels. You reduce the overall reliability for flat protection, you add the weight of...
07-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By alcjphil

That is a good call, maybe not applicable in this...

That is a good call, maybe not applicable in this case, but perhaps something that other people looking at this thread should look into. Sidewall failure close to the rim when you don't have rim...
07-16-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
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.
07-15-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

It has been working well for you, but many people...

It has been working well for you, but many people have had trouble properly taping tubeless ready rims and have become frustrated with road tubeless. My take is that the future of road tubeless...
07-15-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

Good point. I think that the OP was asking an...

Good point. I think that the OP was asking an honest question about tubeless road tires and how they differ from regular clincher road tires
07-15-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly what bike are you asking about? Sure,...

Exactly what bike are you asking about? Sure, bicycle frames flex, some more than others. My 1973 Raleigh Professional was flexy compared to some other bikes back then, but I never experienced...
07-15-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

This reinforces my premise that wheels that...

This reinforces my premise that wheels that require tape to install road tubeless tires are a waste of time. I have been using Campagnolo Shamal 2way fit wheels for as long as they have been...
07-15-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

Why would you need access to spoke heads to true...

Why would you need access to spoke heads to true a wheel? You would have to remove rim tape. Sounds messy and as if the wheel maker isn't really ready for road tubeless. I would not buy those wheels
07-15-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By alcjphil

What specific bike are you asking about? What...

What specific bike are you asking about? What wheel upgrade are you thinking about? Carbon wheels for bikes with rim brakes are a 2 way street. You trade poorer braking for a tiny weight reduction,...
07-15-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By alcjphil

Are you starting with wheels that are tubeless...

Are you starting with wheels that are tubeless compatible? If they are not, stop looking at road tubeless tires. The difference between road tubeless and regular road clincher tires goes beyond the...
07-11-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By alcjphil

In the normal course of things it is exceedingly...

In the normal course of things it is exceedingly rare for one of the larger cogs of a cassette to be bent. What are the symptoms of this? How did this happen? Cassettes like yours mostly wear on the...
07-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By alcjphil

Before you start, examine the rest of your spokes...

Before you start, examine the rest of your spokes checking carefully to see if they are long enough. Each of your spokes should at least reach the bottom of the screwdriver slot in the head of the...
07-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By alcjphil

" But considering I don't really know what kind...

" But considering I don't really know what kind of bike it is"

If you don't know what kind of bike you have, how is anyone going to be able to figure out what type of rear brake you need or how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,306
Posted By alcjphil

My first bike was my worst bike. I had already...

My first bike was my worst bike. I had already learned how to ride using my aunt's full sized adult bike, so my father was forced into buying me a bike. The one he bought was as cheap as he could...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By alcjphil

Good to know that you have an open mind. My...

Good to know that you have an open mind. My answer was intended to inform you that frame material does not determine the ride quality of any bicycle. It is entirely possible to design a carbon fibre...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
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: 913
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...
07-08-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By alcjphil

If you almost always ride on a trainer, why don't...

If you almost always ride on a trainer, why don't you buy a specific trainer tire? Used as directed they are much more reliable on your trainer. For the few times you ride on the road you can install...
07-04-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,436
Posted By alcjphil

"I have a cyclocross bike that was repurposed by...

"I have a cyclocross bike that was repurposed by MEC (mec.ca (http://mec.ca/)) as a touring bike. " From your original post. Yes, you bought the wrong bike unless MEC modified your bike for the type...
07-04-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,436
Posted By alcjphil

In the first post you said "I have a cyclocross...

In the first post you said "I have a cyclocross bike that was repurposed by MEC (mec.ca (http://mec.ca/)) as a touring bike." That does not sound as if they sold you a touring bike but that they...
07-04-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By alcjphil

Another possibility is that Blackburn, as an...

Another possibility is that Blackburn, as an American company chose to use Torx bolts which are an American invention. Don't get me wrong, I think that they are great but only if you use the correct...
07-04-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
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: 5,834
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: 444
Posted By alcjphil

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

That crank in the picture requires a 102 mm spindle
07-03-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By alcjphil

The length of spindle you need is determined by...

The length of spindle you need is determined by the crank, not your frame. Your bike almost certainly has a 68mm bottom bracket shell, English threaded. Which exact crank are you planning on using?...
07-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,227
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By alcjphil

Perhaps you could furnish the make and model of...

Perhaps you could furnish the make and model of the bikes you are looking at. So far all we know is that you plan on riding 6 km to work.
07-01-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By alcjphil

Me too. I usually set limit screws before I even...

Me too. I usually set limit screws before I even attach the cable to the derailleur on a new installation
07-01-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By alcjphil

Fine, but limit screws will not allow a...

Fine, but limit screws will not allow a derailleur to shift the chain off the cassette once they have been set. Since a 10 speed Shimano cassette is a bit narrower than a 9 speed cassette, the limit...
07-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,827
Posted By alcjphil

Heracles cleaned them out in a single night

Heracles cleaned them out in a single night
07-01-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,827
Posted By alcjphil

AND what does that mean? If I had not included...

AND what does that mean? If I had not included that that I had confirmed my knowledge would my answer have been more useful? I had heard of this legend, the fact that I checked myself seems to be...
07-01-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,827
Posted By alcjphil

No google, rolling a rock up a hill only to be...

No google, rolling a rock up a hill only to be crushed when it rolled back over you. I did google it, only to confirm what I already knew, at 69 I often have had my memory play tricks on me, so I had...
07-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,827
Posted By alcjphil

Know what? I went out for a ride today with a...

Know what? I went out for a ride today with a bunch of my friends and it was so much fun. I had to bail about 3/4 into the outbound portion of the ride because I am a month behind them in...
07-01-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By alcjphil

Find some sort of cushioning material to protect...

Find some sort of cushioning material to protect your frame and use old toe clip straps to fasten your wheels to the bike frame on the left side of the bike. I have done this many times while...
06-30-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,827
Posted By alcjphil

So, I asked my girlfriend and her specific...

So, I asked my girlfriend and her specific request was for for tighter clothing that left less room for her imagination. She specifically wanted me to wear red shorts as in that famous photo of the...
06-30-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By alcjphil

One downside to much narrower tires is ride...

One downside to much narrower tires is ride quality. A narrower tire requires higher air pressure and it also reduces the overall diameter of the wheel. This can result in a much harsher ride with...
06-30-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By alcjphil

I noticed the same thing reading those 2 posts....

I noticed the same thing reading those 2 posts. If shifting was working on a 9 speed cassette, it cannot work on a 10 speed cassette. Limit screws are only there to keep your derailleur from shifting...
06-30-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By alcjphil

"a decent price" How much is that? This is a good...

"a decent price" How much is that? This is a good starter bike, but if you already do regular 30-50 km rides you may soon outgrow it. This would be the sort of bike someone might buy as a beginner,...
06-29-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By alcjphil

Hubs make no difference as far as going to...

Hubs make no difference as far as going to tubeless. It is the rim that determines how easy or hard it will be to convert. Your rims may not be a good candidate for tubeless. As your shop said to...
06-29-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
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...
06-29-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By alcjphil

Start another thread. Resurrecting years old...

Start another thread. Resurrecting years old threads is annoying and you will get obsolete information. Let this die
06-27-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By alcjphil

In 45+ years of cycling I have never once used a...

In 45+ years of cycling I have never once used a freewheel remover to tighten a freewheel. First few pedal strokes do the job just fine
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