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07-08-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By alcjphil

The axle will be fine, but the tires appear to...

The axle will be fine, but the tires appear to have a knobby tread. They will be very noisy on the trainer
07-07-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By alcjphil

Wrong The "rat traps" you are referring to are...

Wrong
The "rat traps" you are referring to are actually toe clips and straps. It is that type of metal framed pedal that is referred to as a rat trap pedal, so the picture depicts rat trap pedals...
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By alcjphil

I was just stating the reality of the Quebec...

I was just stating the reality of the Quebec highway code as it pertains to cyclists. If police stop you for some other infraction, they will pile on fines for not having reflectors. Laugh all you...
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By alcjphil

It doesn't matter whether you had them or not, if...

It doesn't matter whether you had them or not, if you don't equip your bike with reflectors you will be fined
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By alcjphil

Don't remove reflectors. Montreal police are very...

Don't remove reflectors. Montreal police are very strict about bikes having them. If someone is stopped by police in Montreal for any reason missing reflectors will result in a hefty fine. If I were...
07-07-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,535
Posted By alcjphil

+1 Once a fork has been cut you cannot lengthen...

+1
Once a fork has been cut you cannot lengthen the steer tube safely. Don't get ahead of yourself
07-07-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By alcjphil

Ordering parts without disassembly and inspection...

Ordering parts without disassembly and inspection can easily result in parts purchased uselessly
07-06-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By alcjphil

Another option could be pedal based power meters

Another option could be pedal based power meters
07-06-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By alcjphil

Wider tires at lower pressure

Wider tires at lower pressure
07-05-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By alcjphil

Look at the spec sheets

Look at the spec sheets
07-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By alcjphil

The bike has mechanical disc brakes, not...

The bike has mechanical disc brakes, not hydraulic. You also described the wheel as a "tire"
I thought that this thread was about mounting tires when I read the title
07-02-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By alcjphil

This is your main problem. Every single time...

This is your main problem. Every single time after my winter cycling hiatus I have experienced pain after my first few rides. Keep going, it gets better. Difference for me is that I have 48 years of...
07-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By alcjphil

Right, until you see the cash you don't actually...

Right, until you see the cash you don't actually know what it is worth
07-02-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,949
Posted By alcjphil

And then, there is the grave danger that carbon...

And then, there is the grave danger that carbon frame bikes pose to car owners who forget to remove their bikes from roof racke before driving into their garage...
07-02-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By alcjphil

Are you replacing the spokes as well? If not, no...

Are you replacing the spokes as well? If not, no need to remove them
07-02-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By alcjphil

Another vote for a touring bike, seems they are...

Another vote for a touring bike, seems they are the forgotten cousins of the bike world
07-02-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By alcjphil

are you asking about the hub, or the freewheel?

are you asking about the hub, or the freewheel?
06-30-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By alcjphil

I was just pointing out that the HSC5 fork was...

I was just pointing out that the HSC5 fork was never used on a 595 although it continued to be used for several years on the 585 and earlier models. The 595 came out in as a 2007 model. As far as I...
06-30-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,535
Posted By alcjphil

It is the crank that determines the BB you need,...

It is the crank that determines the BB you need, look for cranks first
06-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By alcjphil

That is for attaching a mudguard, not a kickstand

That is for attaching a mudguard, not a kickstand
06-30-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By alcjphil

Look 595's were never equipped with the HSC5 fork...

Look 595's were never equipped with the HSC5 fork which has a straight gauge 1 1/8" steer tube. The HSC6 fork has a tapered steer tube and even the earliest 595's were equipped with that fork. The...
06-28-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By alcjphil

My guess? The shift cable may have slipped at the...

My guess? The shift cable may have slipped at the pinch bolt on the derailleur
06-26-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,535
Posted By alcjphil

I hated pooping the party, but so it goes. There...

I hated pooping the party, but so it goes. There are probably tons of alternatives if you are willing to search for them. All that I did was to point out the current pitfalls with your choice....
06-26-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By alcjphil

Are you sure that you can't pull the drive side...

Are you sure that you can't pull the drive side BB cup off? Give it a try. You would then be able to lubricate the drive side bearings
06-26-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By alcjphil

Well, if an essential part of the crank arm fell...

Well, if an essential part of the crank arm fell off and was lost, nobody could have repaired this problem on the road as some others have suggested. Missing the retaining bolt means that the OP...
06-26-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 352
Posted By alcjphil

In my experience, everybody has a crotch. Square...

In my experience, everybody has a crotch. Square taper bottom bracket spindles using nuts are very common. Any bike mechanic who is unfamiliar with them might well be crotchless, but I am not...
06-26-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,535
Posted By alcjphil

I see a couple of possible problems with that...

I see a couple of possible problems with that frame. First: it has post mount brake fittings while most road brake callipers are now flat mount. Second, it uses quick release axles while most disc...
06-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By alcjphil

" Frame size 48" That is a very small frame...

" Frame size 48"
That is a very small frame size for a very short person
How tall are you?
06-24-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By alcjphil

Contact your dealer. Don't fool around with it....

Contact your dealer. Don't fool around with it. Your front brake has a problem that you should not have to fix yourself. If you had bought a new car and had brake problems, would you attempt to fix...
06-24-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By alcjphil

A "known issue" is only known after a number of...

A "known issue" is only known after a number of owners have reported it. It takes time before that problem is reported to dealers so that they can check the problem out. I would not place any blame...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,815
Posted By alcjphil

As soon as I buy a bike with disc brakes I will...

As soon as I buy a bike with disc brakes I will specify carbon fibre rims. Until then I will stick with alloy rims to ensure the best braking
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,075
Posted By alcjphil

For me it was the Col de Pailheres which came at...

For me it was the Col de Pailheres which came at the end of a long ride in the Pyrenees a few years ago. Our ride started with a 15 km climb right out of the parking lot and included a few other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By alcjphil

How bad or good are the roads where you live?...

How bad or good are the roads where you live? Where do you live. Around Montreal where I live roads are frost heaved during the winter resulting in very rough pavement year round. Roads are cracked...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By alcjphil

There are 2 different versions of Tiagra 10 speed...

There are 2 different versions of Tiagra 10 speed ss derailleurs, 4600 series and 4700 series. They are not compatible with each other which is what one person was probably referring to
06-24-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By alcjphil

Crank arms are installed in the factory, pedals...

Crank arms are installed in the factory, pedals are installed either by the shop or the owner. If torque settings are not done properly in the factory, crank arms can fall off. It may be nothing to...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,195
Posted By alcjphil

The owner was asking about this bike over 2 years...

The owner was asking about this bike over 2 years ago
06-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By alcjphil

How about the closeups after the replate?

How about the closeups after the replate?
06-23-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By alcjphil

You know what? this can often be the case for...

You know what? this can often be the case for older high end frames that were sometimes sold simply as frames. I have a Miyata 914 that I bought years ago as a frame to replace my commuter bike after...
06-23-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By alcjphil

Can you find me one of those in my size?

Can you find me one of those in my size?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By alcjphil

My bad, I missed the date of that first post, it...

My bad, I missed the date of that first post, it just sounded like so many other first timers asking that question these days
06-21-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 820
Posted By alcjphil

That is abnormal. Those wheels were either poorly...

That is abnormal. Those wheels were either poorly built or the rims are defective. You should have a stern talk with the dealer who sold you the bike
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By alcjphil

If this were my case I would look for bikes that...

If this were my case I would look for bikes that had the box located in the frame
06-20-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By alcjphil

Of course, but then I never mentioned 7 speed...

Of course, but then I never mentioned 7 speed freehubs
06-20-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By alcjphil

Shimano/SRAM freehubs that take 8 speed cassettes...

Shimano/SRAM freehubs that take 8 speed cassettes also take 9,10, and even some 11 speed cassettes
06-20-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By alcjphil

Check to see if it is a Torx bolt.

Check to see if it is a Torx bolt.
06-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By alcjphil

It really doesn't matter what crank you have if...

It really doesn't matter what crank you have if you are planning on changing both the crank and bottom bracket. The only thing that you have to check is the bottom bracket threading
06-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By alcjphil

Tubeless rim tape does 2 things: First, it...

Tubeless rim tape does 2 things: First, it provides a seal for all of the spoke holes so that the rim is air tight. Second, it is very thin so that it makes it much easier to install a tubeless, and...
06-19-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By alcjphil

Back to the original question. I have experienced...

Back to the original question. I have experienced this myself when the pulley wheels have not been lubricated. The louder squeaking while changing gears is a symptom of dry bushings in the pulley...
06-19-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By alcjphil

I see oil and gunk at the outside of the pulleys....

I see oil and gunk at the outside of the pulleys. The inside bushings and the insides of the covers are what needs lube. For that the pulleys need to be dismantled and serviced
06-19-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By alcjphil

That is a very sure sign that your derailleur...

That is a very sure sign that your derailleur pulleys require cleaning and lubrication
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