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08-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 182
Posted By alcjphil

The bike comes with inexpensive wire bead tires....

The bike comes with inexpensive wire bead tires. If comfort is the goal, a slightly wider higher quality tire will be a far better, solution. Also, look into tire pressure, you may be riding at the...
08-02-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By alcjphil

No, it won't fit. The overall width of Shimano 8...

No, it won't fit. The overall width of Shimano 8 and 9 speed cassettes are the same, but Dura Ace 8 speed freehubs use a different spline pattern.
08-02-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly how much mileage and under what road...

Exactly how much mileage and under what road conditions? Mid drive ebikes put a lot more strain on both chain and cassette cogs resulting in faster wear. If you regularly use the smallest cogs, they...
07-27-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By alcjphil

Shimano 10 speed cassettes require a 1 mm spacer...

Shimano 10 speed cassettes require a 1 mm spacer be installed before you install the cogs. SRAM 10 speed cassettes do not require this spacer. Is it possible that you have one of these thin 1 mm...
07-22-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By alcjphil

Replace it. If you need detailed instructions...

Replace it.
If you need detailed instructions you will have to provide more information about your bike make and model
07-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By alcjphil

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non...

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non hook bead rims were the norm most tires recommended no more than 70 psi
07-19-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 597
Posted By alcjphil

105 5700 is a 10 speed shifter. You cannot...

105 5700 is a 10 speed shifter. You cannot "adjust" it to work on a 9 speed cassette no matter what you do
07-17-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By alcjphil

Because whether the pedals are 1/2" or 9/16" you...

Because whether the pedals are 1/2" or 9/16" you need a 15mm wrench to remove or install them
07-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,217
Posted By alcjphil

One of the reasons why the sprint looked a bit...

One of the reasons why the sprint looked a bit like a set piece is the phenomenal teamwork by Quickstep, they simply have the perfect team to put Cavandish in the right spot to be able to win and...
07-09-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,029
Posted By alcjphil

A couple of years ago while climbing the Col de...

A couple of years ago while climbing the Col de Pailheres in France a couple of sheep passed and dropped me
07-07-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,537
Posted By alcjphil

I am the 2 people who commented if you had...

I am the 2 people who commented if you had bothered to notice who made those comments. Yes, the road does tend to invite speeding, but proper enforcement by police might reduce that problem, However,...
06-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By alcjphil

One thing that many inexperienced riders fail to...

One thing that many inexperienced riders fail to do is to install the front wheel consistently. I have removed my front wheel hundreds of times in order to transport my bicycle in my car and the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,418
Posted By alcjphil

Don't do that. No sort of high pressure washer...

Don't do that. No sort of high pressure washer should ever be used on a high end road bike that has not done at least 100 km in torrential rain. Even then, the bike should be completely disassembled...
06-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By alcjphil

What type of quick release? The open cam type is...

What type of quick release? The open cam type is much less effective than the closed type cam
06-17-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By alcjphil

If an 8 speed cassette fits on the hub without...

If an 8 speed cassette fits on the hub without spacers, so will a 9 speed cassette
06-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By alcjphil

Could be a rapid rise derailleur which would...

Could be a rapid rise derailleur which would shift to the largest cog if the cable broke
06-11-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By alcjphil

Fit is first and foremost. Three different size...

Fit is first and foremost. Three different size bikes only one of which will fit you
06-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By alcjphil

If you were my age you would have numerous toe...

If you were my age you would have numerous toe clip straps hanging around. One of those looped through the front wheel and around the downtube of your bike would solve your problem instantly
06-06-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By alcjphil

Poor shifting from a larger to a smaller cog is a...

Poor shifting from a larger to a smaller cog is a classic sign of excessive cable friction. If the cable and housing are old it may be time to replace them
06-04-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By alcjphil

You don't have to search high and low for...

You don't have to search high and low for inexpensive used levers. I have a 35 year old Limongi that had been badly converted to flat bars. It has Mavic branded single pivot sidepull brake callipers(...
06-04-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By alcjphil

So ahead of its time. Perfectly suited to belt...

So ahead of its time. Perfectly suited to belt drive
05-31-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By alcjphil

11 speed wheels use the same rear dropout spacing...

11 speed wheels use the same rear dropout spacing that your current 9 speed setup has. In fact, some 11 speed cassettes (11-34) will fit on your current wheels
05-29-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,713
Posted By alcjphil

This is a technique problem. You should not...

This is a technique problem. You should not change both front and rear derailleurs to easier gears. Change the front derailleur first to the small ring. Turn the pedals a few revolutions to let the...
05-27-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,713
Posted By alcjphil

That is a possibility. Just like a car with a...

That is a possibility. Just like a car with a manual transmission where you have to use the clutch as you change gears you have to ease up on pedal pressure as you shift, especially if you shift the...
05-27-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By alcjphil

I knew what sort of frame it is, but I wasn't...

I knew what sort of frame it is, but I wasn't assuming anything about what the OP wanted
05-26-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By alcjphil

If your old Maillard hub is a Helicomatic, 8...

If your old Maillard hub is a Helicomatic, 8 speeds are not an option
05-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,280
Posted By alcjphil

Use a GPS device that uses a proper wheel mounted...

Use a GPS device that uses a proper wheel mounted speed sensor
05-21-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 641
Posted By alcjphil

Unless your frame can be opened to allow the...

Unless your frame can be opened to allow the installation of a belt you can't make this modification. You also need adjustable dropouts to be able to tension the belt or chain
05-20-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By alcjphil

Tiagra 4700 is the only version of Tiagra that...

Tiagra 4700 is the only version of Tiagra that has concealed shift cables, makes it easy to identify
05-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By alcjphil

Which version of 10 speed Tiagra do you have?...

Which version of 10 speed Tiagra do you have? There are two, 4600 series and 4700 series. If your shift cables are concealed under the bar tape you have the 4700 series version. You will have to...
05-20-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,537
Posted By alcjphil

I ride that stretch of road frequently, so I know...

I ride that stretch of road frequently, so I know it well. The bike lanes on either side of the road give the impression to drivers that it is a highway even though the speed limit is 50 kph....
05-18-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,926
Posted By alcjphil

And referring to "most corksniffing naysayers on...

And referring to "most corksniffing naysayers on here " in your reply to one of my posts isn't judgemental?
05-17-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,926
Posted By alcjphil

What are the odds that 40 $25 bikes would need an...

What are the odds that 40 $25 bikes would need an average of 30 minutes each?
05-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,926
Posted By alcjphil

Just trying to wrap my head around the amount of...

Just trying to wrap my head around the amount of work (and money) needed to make 40 $25 bikes rideable. Would rather have a bike that I can ride as much as possible
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,733
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon wheels can be pretty tough as Danny...

Carbon wheels can be pretty tough as Danny MacAskill proves:
​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjjiHGuHoc
05-12-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By alcjphil

Better quality bikes are sold in several frame...

Better quality bikes are sold in several frame sizes. The smaller frames have top tubes that are lower
05-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By alcjphil

If you have horizontal dropouts you probably...

If you have horizontal dropouts you probably don't need a chain tensioner unless they are very shallow. You simply cut the chain to the correct length and slide the axle back until the chain is at...
05-02-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By alcjphil

The headset with a higher stack might not have...

The headset with a higher stack might not have enough exposed threads for the locknut
04-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By alcjphil

Have you tried measuring the gap with your weight...

Have you tried measuring the gap with your weight on the pedal?
04-29-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By alcjphil

If the shoe soles were touching the platform you...

If the shoe soles were touching the platform you would probably find it very difficult to unclip from the pedal. You need that 1 mm gap
04-27-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By alcjphil

Are the tires worn? A flat tire happens when the...

Are the tires worn? A flat tire happens when the inner tube has been punctured somehow, as long as the tire has not been ripped open by road debris it may still be good. Flat repair is the one skill...
04-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By alcjphil

If you have to replace both rim and spokes it may...

If you have to replace both rim and spokes it may not be any more expensive to buy a complete wheel
04-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By alcjphil

Exposed cables have zero friction in the area...

Exposed cables have zero friction in the area where they are exposed
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By alcjphil

I put my mountain bike in the back of my station...

I put my mountain bike in the back of my station wagon with the drive side up, been doing so for years with no damage to the brake rotors. Just make sure that the axles are firmly attached. If your...
04-18-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By alcjphil

In this picture the shock looks like a black blob...

In this picture the shock looks like a black blob and I can't even make out the lettering on the bike frame.
04-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
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:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
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
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,733
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...
04-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
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: 260
Posted By alcjphil

The silver coloured part is a valve extender

The silver coloured part is a valve extender
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