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Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By alcjphil

Good experience so far(3 years), including a few...

Good experience so far(3 years), including a few months my son borrowed it to train for the Mont Tremblant Iron Man. It came back none the worse for wear
10-27-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 372
Posted By alcjphil

One problem, even if you can disassemble the bike...

One problem, even if you can disassemble the bike to fit the requirement, is finding a cardboard bicycle box that size. Almost all bike boxes I have seen are made for shipping the bike with the rear...
10-23-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By alcjphil

To install a new BB you still need the tools to...

To install a new BB you still need the tools to remove the old one. Any bottom bracket that has been sitting for 26 years should be serviced. That one is well worth saving
10-23-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By alcjphil

One thing to keep in mind with threaded forks is...

One thing to keep in mind with threaded forks is that they have to be exactly the correct length for the head tube length. If too short, the headset will have nothing to thread onto. If too long, you...
10-23-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By alcjphil

Drop handlebars will require new brake levers,...

Drop handlebars will require new brake levers, probably a new stem along with suitable shifters, could easily exceed the value of the bike. Going to 10 speeds in back will probably require a custom...
10-21-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By alcjphil

Choose the bottom bracket after you choose the...

Choose the bottom bracket after you choose the crank, not before. The crank you buy will determine the spindle length and type you need
10-15-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By alcjphil

How much axle is sticking out on each side has...

How much axle is sticking out on each side has nothing to do with the rim being off center. Check to make sure that you have not moved a spacer from the non drive side to the drive side. Doing that...
10-10-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By alcjphil

I don't think so, but it was painted to match the...

I don't think so, but it was painted to match the rest of the bike.
10-10-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By alcjphil

I bought mine as a frame from the original owner...

I bought mine as a frame from the original owner who had it custom built for himself, According to him, it was built using Columbus SPX tubing which accounts for how stiff it is, it is very...
10-09-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By alcjphil

Gilles Bertrand touring bike

Bertrand didn't make very many touring bikes, so this one is somewhat rare
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09-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By alcjphil

So, I was curious about the rules for children...

So, I was curious about the rules for children and I consulted this website:
https://www.trikids.ca/rules-safety/#:~:text=All%20athletes%20must%20have%20a,3%2D5%20age%20group%20only.
The rules...
09-30-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By alcjphil

According to OP: " Used an HG90 cassette, 13-30...

According to OP: " Used an HG90 cassette, 13-30 in what looks like good condition,"
It is pretty much impossible to tell how worn a cassette is by looking at it. The true test is if the chain slips...
09-29-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 511
Posted By alcjphil

Very important point. You cannot start looking...

Very important point. You cannot start looking for a cassette until you know what sort of freehub you have. We also have no idea what sort of shifter you will be using
09-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
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...
09-18-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
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:...
09-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
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
09-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,757
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
09-13-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,952
Posted By alcjphil

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09-13-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
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, 10:13 AM
09-13-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
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
09-12-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By alcjphil

If your Cannondale was sold at a time when 8...

If your Cannondale was sold at a time when 8 speed cassettes were available it is likely that it has rear spacing that will work for 8+ speed rear cassettes. The best thing about Cannondale bikes of...
09-12-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By alcjphil

you need a strap wrench...

you need a strap wrench...
09-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By alcjphil

Buy a pair of proper cable cutters. Far better...

Buy a pair of proper cable cutters. Far better than what you have now
This is one of the better ones:...
09-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By alcjphil

From what I understand you have interrupter...

From what I understand you have interrupter levers on the bar top without any other lever on the drop. The best solution is to buy the drop levers and install them running the cable to the...
09-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 633
Posted By alcjphil

The bike does not seem to have any provision for...

The bike does not seem to have any provision for mounting a brake. Even if you install the missing lockring you still won't have a bike that is safe to ride on the street. The bike is already a...
09-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By alcjphil

I also have a remover for those freewheels. It...

I also have a remover for those freewheels. It was given to me back in the late 1970's. Strangely, I had never seen the freewheel it fit until I saw this thread
09-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By alcjphil

This article might shed some light on the...

This article might shed some light on the subject: lack of braze ons was a cost cutting measure

​​​​​​Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog - Everything Clamp-on...
09-09-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By alcjphil

Only hitch with interrupter levers is that you...

Only hitch with interrupter levers is that you have to use aero type brake levers that route the brake cable under the bar tape. However they are far superior to the extension levers
09-02-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By alcjphil

With so little information about the bike, all...

With so little information about the bike, all answers will be guesses. Even knowing the make, model, and year of production would be useful
08-31-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By alcjphil

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the...

If you don't have enough slack, simply remove the bar from the stem
08-28-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By alcjphil

Actually, you have that backwards. There would be...

Actually, you have that backwards. There would be no sense spending money on tires until you are sure you can successfully rehabilitate the mechanical systems on the bike. You might end up with new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By alcjphil

The cat is now out of the bag. If you hadn't...

The cat is now out of the bag. If you hadn't mentioned it nobody would have known
08-27-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By alcjphil

You have a basic incompatibility problem. You...

You have a basic incompatibility problem. You rear derailleur was designed to be compatible with shifters up to 9 speed. !0 and 11 speed shifters are designed for a whole different generation of rear...
08-27-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By alcjphil

Let's see. 8 speed compatible derailleur, 10...

Let's see. 8 speed compatible derailleur, 10 speed cassette and chain, 11 speed shifter.
What could possibly go wrong?
Everything
08-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,558
Posted By alcjphil

The pictures don't show the uptilt. Extra...

The pictures don't show the uptilt. Extra clearance is a good thing. From what I can see, the bike is beautiful
08-23-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By alcjphil

The shop did not install the cranks and bottom...

The shop did not install the cranks and bottom bracket, that was done by the factory that manufactured the bike.
08-22-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By alcjphil

Let's see: Changing to 9 speed you need 9 speed...

Let's see: Changing to 9 speed you need 9 speed cassette, chain, derailleur to go along with the shifter
Would not have been much more to buy the 11 speed shifter and keep everything compatible
08-22-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,669
Posted By alcjphil

I find water at ambient temperature to be much...

I find water at ambient temperature to be much easier on my stomach than drinking icy cold water in hot weather. The hotter it is, the warmer I like my water
08-22-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By alcjphil

In any less experienced group you will probably...

In any less experienced group you will probably be going slower and the benefit of a draft will be much less. Therefore it is better to leave a larger gap between you and the rider in front to allow...
08-16-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By alcjphil

No downside as long as it fits, is comfortable,...

No downside as long as it fits, is comfortable, and you will wear it on a regular basis
08-15-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,234
Posted By alcjphil

The side clamping bolts are very relevant. You...

The side clamping bolts are very relevant. You have to loosen them before you tighten the top cap
08-13-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By alcjphil

Which exact Campagnolo left shifter do you plan...

Which exact Campagnolo left shifter do you plan to use? Some are pretty agnostic when it comes to the front derailleur, some are not. I have used a Chorus 9 speed front shifter with an early 1970's...
08-12-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By alcjphil

The suggested exercise to gain strength for hill...

The suggested exercise to gain strength for hill climbing is more hill climbing. Work on spinning your pedals faster in the lower gears. If you spin too fast, switch to the next higher gear on the...
08-11-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By alcjphil

It is simple physics. Your uphill speed is...

It is simple physics. Your uphill speed is limited by the wattage you can put out no matter what gear you use. A lower gear will require a certain cadence to maintain speed. If you cannot put out...
08-09-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,325
Posted By alcjphil

These statements are telling. First, find out ...

These statements are telling. First, find out what exact bike and what size you are dealing with. It is possibly the wrong size for you
Your husband says you are not sitting properly? What does...
08-04-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,405
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
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
07-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
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
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