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04-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By alcjphil

I would not choose a bike like the Roam for the...

I would not choose a bike like the Roam for the type of riding you plan to do. For a bit more money the ToughRoad offers much better gearing and dispenses with the heavy suspension fork:...
04-13-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By alcjphil

To be clear: Limit screws only limit the outward...

To be clear: Limit screws only limit the outward and inward movement of the front derailleur. They will have no effect on whether you can shift to the middle ring. It is the adjustment of the shifter...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By alcjphil

I don't understand this statement. High volume...

I don't understand this statement. High volume tires don't require high pressure, nowhere close to 110 psi
04-13-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By alcjphil

Is it the spoke or the nipple that breaks? Very...

Is it the spoke or the nipple that breaks? Very rare for a spoke to break at the nipple, but a nipple breaking could be a sign that the spokes are too short
04-13-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By alcjphil

Chain is too tight

Chain is too tight
04-10-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By alcjphil

Looks like a generic 1970's department store bike

Looks like a generic 1970's department store bike
04-10-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By alcjphil

Which cog are you using in the rear when you make...

Which cog are you using in the rear when you make this shift? If you are on the largest rear cog with the chain on the large chainring you should shift the rear a couple of cogs smaller before you...
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By alcjphil

Did you happen to notice that the last previous...

Did you happen to notice that the last previous post in this thread was 8 years ago?
04-08-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By alcjphil

Start by determining how much your current wheels...

Start by determining how much your current wheels weigh
"breaking the bank" doesn't mean anything unless we know how many dollars in your account
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,674
Posted By alcjphil

In terms of reliability I would take a $1000...

In terms of reliability I would take a $1000 Chinese carbon bike over a $400 aluminum bike every time. The chances are that the aluminum bike would have been made in China as well and would have much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,674
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fiber alone will not result in a 10 pound...

Carbon fiber alone will not result in a 10 pound weight difference compared to an aluminum frame. The only bike frame that I have ever had a failure with in almost 50 years of cycling was an aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By alcjphil

The power estimates it gives when I do mountain...

The power estimates it gives when I do mountain bike rides are a joke. It takes much more effort to do 15 kph on singletrack than it does to do 25 kph on the road on my road bike
yet my road rides...
04-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By alcjphil

The only way to determine the actual weight of a...

The only way to determine the actual weight of a 20 year old bike is to weigh it. After that many years many of the original parts may have been changed. Even a different set of tires and inner tubes...
04-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By alcjphil

I agree that a broken axle woud be far more...

I agree that a broken axle woud be far more likely than a broken freewheel. The freewheel does not support the weight of your bike when you bash over the railroad track, the axle does. Broken axles...
04-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 363
Posted By alcjphil

Freewheel and cassette are not interchangeable...

Freewheel and cassette are not interchangeable terms. Some inexperienced newcomers use the 2 terms as if they are the same thing but they are not. Your bike, being new is almost certainly equipped...
04-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 872
Posted By alcjphil

Looks to me as if the downtube suffered damage as...

Looks to me as if the downtube suffered damage as well. Look at the underside of the tube near the head tube lug, looks as if it is crumpled. The frame and fork appear to be a write off
04-05-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By alcjphil

The silver coloured part is a valve extender

The silver coloured part is a valve extender
04-05-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By alcjphil

It sounds more like a shifter problem than a...

It sounds more like a shifter problem than a derailleur problem since the derailleur is able to swing far enough to move the chain to both the small and large chainring. It is simply that the shifter...
04-04-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By alcjphil

When you installed the crank did you also install...

When you installed the crank did you also install the spring clip? Without it the drive side crank will not be in the correct place
04-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By alcjphil

Gianella is a bike shop located in the north west...

Gianella is a bike shop located in the north west part of the island. Many if not most of the bikes they sold with their store name were in fact built by Marinoni
04-02-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By alcjphil

What you will need for a frame up build will...

What you will need for a frame up build will depend somewhat on the components you will be installing. No sense buying tools for installing a square taper bottom bracket if you are installing a...
04-02-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By alcjphil

A 2013-2014 Trek would have an Ultegra 6700...

A 2013-2014 Trek would have an Ultegra 6700 drivetrain. Cable and housing replacement on a regular basis is very important to prevent shifting problems with this setup. This was Shimano's first...
04-01-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,729
Posted By alcjphil

Me too

Me too
04-01-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By alcjphil

I had a tour of the Guru production facility in...

I had a tour of the Guru production facility in Laval about 15 years ago. Very impressive place, seems they got some financial support from the Quebec government. They were still riding high from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By alcjphil

This article give some good explanations of the...

This article give some good explanations of the difference between a road bike and a TT bike. However, Tri bikes can have even more extreme differences than UCI legal TT bikes
...
03-31-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By alcjphil

Not rare at all. I have a 13-26 combined with a...

Not rare at all. I have a 13-26 combined with a 52-36 mid compact Ultra Torque crank and short cage derailleur on one of my bikes. Works fine. The other bike has a 12-29 cassette with 50-34 compact...
03-31-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By alcjphil

What is the problem with your saddle position? If...

What is the problem with your saddle position? If you think it is too high shorter crank arms are the opposite of what you need
03-30-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By alcjphil

When air is highly compressed it gets hot. Think...

When air is highly compressed it gets hot. Think about how a diesel engine works
03-30-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By alcjphil

I believe that there were some chain durability...

I believe that there were some chain durability issues during the first year of production. I have 2 road bikes equipped with 10 speed Record and Chorus components. One has Record shifters and...
03-30-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By alcjphil

Usually the inner ring will have a small tab on...

Usually the inner ring will have a small tab on its inner edge halfway between two chainring bolt holes that has to be lined up with the crank arm to match it to the outer ring
03-30-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By alcjphil

I don't see how the nuts on the hub could prevent...

I don't see how the nuts on the hub could prevent installation of a tire on a rim
Unless perhaps you are talking about installing the wheel into the bike frame
03-30-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By alcjphil

Ultegra Di2 6800 is 11 speed as per the OP I...

Ultegra Di2 6800 is 11 speed as per the OP
I agree that the inner ring could be out of sync with the big ring
03-30-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,733
Posted By alcjphil

A lot we don't know here. Did you change anything...

A lot we don't know here. Did you change anything other than the rings? What size are the large and middle rings? The larger the difference in tooth count between the large and middle rings the more...
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By alcjphil

Not in Canada, but they ship to Canada ...

Not in Canada, but they ship to Canada
https://www.xxcycle.com/schwalbe-marathon-plus-hs440-28-tyre-40-635-w,,en.php...
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By alcjphil

Looks just like the UO8 that I bought brand new...

Looks just like the UO8 that I bought brand new in 1972
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By alcjphil

I have a Limongi with that same bottom bracket.

I have a Limongi with that same bottom bracket.
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By alcjphil

The "hooks" on the downtube are likely pump pegs....

The "hooks" on the downtube are likely pump pegs. Along with the stem shifters these could be UO8's which are often mistaken for PX10's. What size wheels? PX10's came equipped with tubular tires
03-26-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By alcjphil

The year of your bike isn't that important if you...

The year of your bike isn't that important if you know the model of the part you plan to replace.
If you are going to replace the crank don't worry about which bottom bracket you have now since the...
03-26-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By alcjphil

6 speed freewheels use the same chain that is...

6 speed freewheels use the same chain that is used for 5 speed freewheels. Any chain rated to work on a 6 speed freewheel(most will be designed for 7 or 8 speeds as well) will work on your 5 speed...
03-26-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Posted By alcjphil

Sounds to me as if your would enjoy Velo Quebec's...

Sounds to me as if your would enjoy Velo Quebec's Grand Tour. Never appealed to me, but I have a couple dozen friends who do it almost every year and love it
03-26-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By alcjphil

You have given the widths of both tires but...

You have given the widths of both tires but nothing else. Are they both the same make and model? If not, the tread and casing construction of the tires will make a difference. A nice supple smooth...
03-26-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By alcjphil

Freewheel cogs are pretty much impossible to find...

Freewheel cogs are pretty much impossible to find for a specific freewheel anymore
03-26-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By alcjphil

How far have you ridden in those last 2 years?...

How far have you ridden in those last 2 years? Have you ever changed the chain since you installed the freewheel? If the chain is worn it may slip on a new freewheel. If it wears too much it will...
03-26-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By alcjphil

Campagnolo shifters don't usually fail because of...

Campagnolo shifters don't usually fail because of grease that has thickened with age, at least mine haven't. Rather, what fails is the g-springs or the spring carrier. A few drops of oil can't hurt...
03-26-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Posted By alcjphil

One year when I did the Tour de L'ile de Montreal...

One year when I did the Tour de L'ile de Montreal I started at the very front and rode the 70 km at a very fast pace. When I finished, there was still a huge lineup of several thousand people who...
03-25-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,762
Posted By alcjphil

There is one major flaw that this bike has, the 7...

There is one major flaw that this bike has, the 7 speed freewheel. Freewheel hubs are not a good idea for someone who weighs 200 pounds or more, the freewheel design is prone to rear axles bending...
03-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By alcjphil

+1 An overly tight chain can cause exactly the...

+1
An overly tight chain can cause exactly the described problem. Many bikes like yours are shipped with the chain much too tight
03-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By alcjphil

Start by figuring out which parts you need

Start by figuring out which parts you need
03-24-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By alcjphil

I am curious. Chain Reaction is an online...

I am curious. Chain Reaction is an online retailer based is the UK from what I know. Did you buy the bike from an actual store or did you buy online and do final assembly yourself? If you had to do...
03-24-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,623
Posted By alcjphil

If the original derailleur is still in good...

If the original derailleur is still in good condition it doesn't have to be changed. Rather, you will need a new shift lever to change from 7 to 5 or 6 speeds
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